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19 Sep 2010 20:20


U.S.: Cultlike group found before anything bad happened; leader held

Reyna Marisol Chicas is currently being held, even though everyone was found alive, out of fears that there was a suicide pact at play. source

19 Sep 2010 10:16


U.S.: Cultlike group’s disappearance has Southern California on edge

  • We do not think this is a hoax. We don’t know that this is a potential suicide, but we know that it’s real and we’re going to find them.
  • Palmdale, Calif. sheriff’s spokesperson Steve Whitmore • On the fate of at least 13 alleged cult members who disappeared last night. Evidence, including letters, seems to suggest that they planned a mass suicide. Police are still looking for those involved, including eight children. The alleged cult leader, Reyna Marisol Chicas, 32, used to spend hours at at time at a local church, but her group had broken off. Fingers crossed. source

06 Apr 2010 09:06


Offbeat: Guy attempted to break stupid world record during SoCal quake

  • Know what would’ve been really impressive? If Mike Perber had managed his record-breaking elbow-to-hand quarters attempt while the quake was happening. Then we’ be really impressed. Gawker thinks it’s a hoax, but we think it’s just a bizarre attention grab. (He’s done this before.) source

04 Apr 2010 21:00


Culture: SoCal quake: Deepak Chopra takes credit for something he didn’t do

  • Had a powerful meditation just now – caused an earthquake in Southern California. Was meditating on Shiva mantra & earth began to shake. Sorry about that.
  • Meditation guru Deepak Chopra • Regarding the California quake he didn’t cause. If he was making a joke about the quake, it didn’t go over super well, because it quickly became the object of derision. If he was being honest, man, he needs to meditate less. We can shake the earth too with our loud, angry typing, Deepak. You should be scared of us. source

04 Apr 2010 20:36


08 Jan 2009 23:44


Tech, U.S.: Speaking of Twitter, it’s working as a news source

  • Earthquake in SoCal? There’s dozens of twits about an earthquake currently hitting the social-networking Web site. Since we last loaded this page, 83 tweets with the word earthquake had been received. source