Report: Boston Marathon Bomber Head Voices – New reports about the Boston Marathon Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (the bomber that’s dead) are suggesting that he may have been hearing voices. A Boston Globe writer is reporting that doctors believe Tsarnaev was schizophrenic. Both of his parents were treated by a psychiatrist for neurological problems. While Tsarnaev was never treated himself he did tell people at a mosque that, “he believes his mind is being controlled by some other entity that is making him do things.” As the 8 month anniversary of the bombing approaches some are angry about the reports and its speculations. One person said “I’m disgusted with the choice to run a story that’s nothing, but speculation and excuses on the front page of our hometown paper, on the 8-month anniversary of the bombing, and just 10 days before Christmas. It’s classless. And the article doesn’t give any answers. It proves nothing.”
A Christmas Cause – Spain is emerging from a two year recession and to promote ‘festive cheer’ close to 6,000 people dressed as Santa Clause and his elves and ran a mini-marathon through the streets of Madrid. The 3.4 mile course ran through the center of the city and a portion of the proceeds from the event went to a charity that provides Christmas presents for underprivileged kids around the world.
Zimmerman Selling Artwork On E-Bay – George Zimmerman just can’t seem to stay out of the spotlight. After being acquitted of murder charges and domestic violence charges in two separate cases Zimmerman has decided to become an artist. He is apparently selling an original piece described as, “First hand painted artwork by me, George Zimmerman. Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative, way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences. My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors 🙂 I hope you enjoy owning this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it. Your friend, George Zimmerman.” His brother is said to have confirmed the authenticity of the painting that is a US Flag in different shades of blue with the words “God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice for All.” The starting bid was $50 and as of last night the winning bid was $99,966. 98 bids have been placed so far and the bidding will close on December 21st.
Man Allegedly Transports Marijuana In Holiday Gifts – State Police in Florida said they arrested a man who was transporting 20 pounds of marijuana disguised as Christmas presents. According to reports the 38-year-old man, Randy Jesus Valdivia, was pulled over and his car was searched after police observed “indications of criminal activity.” Valdivia was charged with possession with intent to deliver after police unwrapped what appeared to be Christmas presents and found 40 individual bags of marijuana. Police said the stash is worth $160,000.
Shoppers Wild Out For Jordan Vouchers – Yup it happened in Columbus, Ohio. Shoppers at the Champs were so anxious to get a voucher for the upcoming Nike Air Jordans that they broke the door and trampled into the store.The sneaks cost $170 and they would have received them next week. Thankfully no one was hurt! Checkout the drama right below:
Sex Toy Christmas Tree Taken Down – A “Tree of Pleasure” that was on display in Milan, Italy has been taken down. The tree was not decorated with your normal angels and ornaments but instead with sex toys. Officials in the city said that the Christmas season qualifies “as a holiday for children and families, [and] requires sobriety in urban decorations’, particularly when it comes to widely-used festive symbols such as trees.” The owner of the sex toy business that displayed the tree complied with city orders but said that she was just trying to make sex toys “normal” and “everyday objects”.