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Posts Tagged ‘The Hunger Games’

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction Director Peter Rodger Is Anti-Gun Pro Video For Autistic Son

May 25, 2014

His father is famous for helping to make The Hunger Games, the futuristic Hollywood blockbuster about teenagers pitted against each other in a fight to the death. However, Elliot Rodger created his own dystopian drama on Friday when he embarked on a deadly gun rampage, killing six people — just hours after posting a video online declaring war on the comfortable Californian world in which he grew up. The 22-year-old, who was born in London and moved to America at the age of five, was photographed two years ago on the red carpet for the premiere of The Hunger Games, accompanied by his father, Peter, an assistant director. The sister of Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger told Sky News his family are “in total shock” and called for changes to US gun laws in the wake of the atrocity in California. Speaking from her home in Cazals, France, Jenni Rodger said: “I can’t imagine how awful this must be for the families of those killed. My heart goes out to them. Shifman, the family attorney, said Rodger was being treated by “several” medical professionals for a form of Asperger syndrome, a disorder on the autism spectrum.

Rodger details throughout his manifesto that he filled a void in his life with violent video games starting at a young age.

 

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During bin Laden Raid, Obama and “Body Man” Reggie Love Play Strategic Card Games

August 16, 2013

On the day Navy SEALs were raiding Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and killing the 9/11 mastermind, President Obama didn’t spend every moment in the White House situation room. Instead, the commander in chief played cards in a private dining room that day, too — about 15 games of spades, in fact, his former personal assistant Reggie Love recently told a UCLA forum.Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’” Love recalled during a Q&A at an Artists & Athletes Alliance event.
Instead, Love said he, Obama, White House photographer Pete Souza, and staffer Marvin Nicholson got together in a nearby private dining room and “must have played 15 games of spades”

Obama and Reggie Love play strategy card game during Osama bin Laden.

 

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