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Facebook Ending Viral Rumor, Gabrielle Giffords Shot, and Dallas Green's Granddaughter Among Those Killed By Jared Loughner


The Omelette Sunday January 9, 2011

Facebook Ending Rumor Reaches Viral Status

Thousands of Facebook users are ready to jump off a bridge after a nasty rumor circulated the web Saturday. Many folks are asking themselves "Is Facebook really shutting down?" The rumor is that Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg is sick of running the social networking giant and plans on pulling the plug for good on March 15th.

Suffice it to say, Facebook won't be shutting down anytime soon. Goldman Sachs recently invested $500 million into Facebook, which tells you all you need to know - Facebook will not be ending anytime in the near future. Relax folks. None of the reputable media outlets are behind the rumor of Facebook shutting down, as it is just another one of those Twitter-rumors. And, we all know how reputable Twitter rumors are. Every day another celebrity death occurs and reaches viral status before people realize it's all bunk. 

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head at an event in Arizona on Saturday. She along with 18 other people were shot by Jared Lee Loughner. A total of six people were killed. Many people are pointing Sarah Palin's "Hit List" to blame for the incident - as Gabrielle Giffords is one of the names on the list with a gun target on it.

While Sarah Palin's "Hit List" is in bad taste, she didn't go and tell anyone to shoot Garbrielle Giffords or anyone else on the list. This will without a doubt cause her a major PR nightmare and she needs to address it ASAP. Giffords had brain surgery on Saturday and remains in critical condition, but she was responsive to doctors, which is a very good sign. Unfortunately six people died in the attack including Federal Judge John Roll. Loughner, an Army reject with a troubled past according to The Guardian, is also linked to a white supremecist organization. Loughner was said to be going off the deep end for a while now and recently posted an insane rant on Youtube.

Dallas Green's Granddaughter Among Those Killed By Jared Loughner

Tragedy has struck Dallas Green's family following the shooting in Tucson Arizona, which nearly claimed the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, but claimed the life of Federal Judge John Roll. Cristina Taylor-Green, the 9-year-old granddaugher of legendary Phillies manager Dallas Green was among those killed by Jared Loughner on Saturday. Taylor-Green was among six people killed on Saturday at the Safeway where the event was held.

Possible Category 4 Storm On The Way Tuesday

Get ready for another storm people. After a mini-storm on Friday and another one on Saturday, we are set to get hit with a Category 4 snow storm on Tuesday. According to the winter storm scale - the weakest is a 1 and strongest is a 5, with a "4" being a major storm. This will be the 3rd snowfall as January has just begun. Good news is pitchers and catchers report in 7 weeks.