I was suspicious of the mocked-up design of the new iPhone 5 as seen on This Is My Next back in April, but recent rumors are making it hard to ignore. While several of the design changes are somewhat expected (thinner body, tapered edges, etc.), the new home button is utterly fascinating.
The last moments of Gaddafi before he was pulled away and shot at close range. This is why, conspiracy theories aside, Hitler had his body burnt and destroyed.
The new images show a frightened and heavily wounded Gaddafi being dragged by his captors to an unknown location. According to Global Post, fighters can be heard shouting “don’t kill him, we need him alive.”
The AP has obtained video footage from a different angle, in which Gaddafi can reportedly be heard saying “What you are doing is forbidden in Islamic law.”
Though the scene is quite tumultuous, it does call into question the suggestion put forth by a senior National Transitional Council official that Gaddafi was shot in the head because he “might have been resisting.” Similarly, interim prime minister Mahmoud Jibril’s allegations that Gaddafi was caught in the crossfire between loyalists and NTC fighters doesn’t appear likely.
Gaddafi was supposed to be brought to burial today, in accordance with Islamic tradition, but the investigation into his death is still ongoing. His body is being kept in a freezer at a shopping mall in Misrata. Forensics experts say the bullet wound in his head appears to indicate that he was shot at close range.
A formal declaration of liberation by Libya’s interim government is set to take place tomorrow. It is expected to be followed by the start of a reconstruction process that will lead to the country’s first-ever presidential elections in mid-2012.
My name is currently the Grey Fork. I think that makes my only weakness soup and watery chilis.
In Case You Missed It of the Day: After George Zimmerman’s lawyer, Craig Sonner, bailed on Lawrence O’Donnell moments before he was due to appear on The Last Word, O’Donnell decided to go ahead and conduct the interview anyway — with Sonner’s empty chair.
According to O’Donnell, Sonner is “the first guest in the history of this particular show to get scared, to be so terrified of coming on this show that he has literally run away.”
In other Trayvon Martin news, Geraldo Rivera, who came under fire last week for suggesting that Martin would be alive today if it weren’t for his hoodie, released an quasi-apology this afternoon for his insensitive remarks.
In an email to Politico, the Fox News correspondent-at-large wrote: “I apologize to anyone offended by what one prominent black conservative called my ‘very practical and potentially life-saving campaign urging black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies’.”
Despite the unapologetic tone of his apology, Rivera did admit to having “obscured the main point that someone shot and killed an unarmed teenager” by “putting responsibility on what kids wear instead of how people react to them.”
Unable to sign off before defending his indefensible position one last time, Rivera concluded by referring to hoodies as “gangsta style clothing” which “minority families” must be warned about.
I find myself asking this question every now and then. I think that’s normal. On a very raw/selfish level I think its because I want to matter. I want to be something to someone. It provides me with self worth. I used to feel bad about this, but it is a very human truth; If you don’t matter…
So a big update and I’m going to be completely transparent about this event. Its either going to cost me a lot of money or it will not happen. Those were the options given to me on the phone this afternoon.
As of today just under 1900 people said they are coming for the Sunday meetup. …
I love all of you who came out today at the London DeFranco Meet n Greet. 1400 (about an hour after we started with a few hundred as seen above) and growing at the moment that the security team pulled me away and cancelled the event. :/
You guys were amazing. I loved that I got to meet some…
Lee was about to film the final story of the day so I asked her why she thought Maxim said she had “list potential”. She responded with….well because I can do this. :-p
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Today’s News Stories (April 11th), 2012