Christian Girl Fakes Acid Attack

She had blamed it on a black woman:

VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 17 (UPI) — A woman who said she was attacked with acid outside a Starbucks has admitted her injuries were self-inflicted, Vancouver, Wash., police said.

Police Chief Clifford Cook said investigators questioned Bethany Storro, confronting her with inconsistencies in her story, The Portland Oregonian reported.

“She is extremely upset. She is very remorseful,” said Cmdr. Marla Schuman, describing Storro as being in a “fragile” emotional condition.

Storro, 28, who had recently moved to Vancouver, told police she was approached Aug. 30 by a young black woman who said “Hey, pretty girl, do you want to drink this,” before throwing the acid in her face.

(via Joe My God)

Christian Movie: How the Atheist Stole Christmas

“Christmas with a Capital C” was filmed in Seward the last of February and early March. The movie stars Daniel Baldwin (the second-oldest of the Baldwin brothers) and Ted McGinley (from “Married … with Children), plus a slew of Seward extras, including high school students, stay-at-home moms and guys standing in the cold rain for hours without a jacket. The straight-to-DVD movie centers around two high school rivals – Baldwin and McGinley – at odds over a Nativity scene in a city building. Baldwin plays the antagonist, or the Grinch, who experiences an eventual change of heart. “This is a feel-good movie, with a lot of conflict and the theme of the Grinch finally coming home,” said Anchorage-based executive producer David Cuddy. “The final scene is like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ where his character melts and becomes a good guy.”

(via Joe My God)

Google Engineer Stalked Teens, Spied on Chats


We entrust Google with our most private communications because we assume the company takes every precaution to safeguard our data. It doesn’t. A Google engineer spied on four underage teens for months before the company was notified of the abuses.

David Barksdale, a 27-year-old former Google engineer, repeatedly took advantage of his position as a member of an elite technical group at the company to access users’ accounts, violating the privacy of at least four minors during his employment, we’ve learned. Barksdale met the kids through a technology group in the Seattle area while working as a Site Reliability Engineer at Google’s Kirkland, Wash. office. He was fired in July 2010 after his actions were reported to the company. [Update: Google has confirmed the security breach. An update appears below.]

GCreep: Google Engineer Stalked Teens, Spied on Chats (Updated)It’s unclear how widespread Barksdale’s abuses were, but in at least four cases, Barksdale spied on minors’ Google accounts without their consent, according to a source close to the incidents. In an incident this spring involving a 15-year-old boy who he’d befriended, Barksdale tapped into call logs from Google Voice, Google’s Internet phone service, after the boy refused to tell him the name of his new girlfriend, according to our source. After accessing the kid’s account to retrieve her name and phone number, Barksdale then taunted the boy and threatened to call her.