Colorado theater shooting victim, graduate of Hug High in Reno, shielded girlfriend from gunman

A local hero.

Colorado theater shooting victim was graduate of Hug High in Reno, shielded girlfriend from gunman

6:45 PM, Jul 21, 2012   |
People gather outside the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo., at the scene of a mass shooting early Friday morning, July 20, 2012.

People gather outside the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo., at the scene of a mass shooting early Friday morning, July 20, 2012. / Karl Gehring/Denver Post

Jonathan T. Blunk, a Hug High School graduate, Navy veteran and father of two, was one of the victims of the deadly Aurora, Colo., theater shooting — and also one of its heroes.

His girlfriend Jansen Young told the Today Show she survived the shooting after Blunk, 26, shielded her from the bullets by lying on top of her.

“Jon just took a bullet for me,” she said.

Blunk always wanted to be a hero, his estranged wife, Chantel Blunk of Reno, told NBC News.

“He always talked about if he were going to die, he wanted to die a hero,” Chantel Blunk said.

The couple had met at Reno’s Procter Hug High School in 2004 before he enlisted in the Navy, serving out of San Diego aboard the USS Nimitz. They were married in 2007.

He left the service in 2009 and after separating from his wife moved to Colorado, where he worked at a hardware store.

Close friend James Gill of Brighton, Colo., said Blunk served three tours of duty in the Persian Gulf and North Arabian Sea between 2004 and 2009. He said Blunk planned to re-enlist to become a Navy SEAL and the circumstances surrounding his friend’s death didn’t surprise him.

“Jonathan Blunk is a hero,” Young told the Reno Gazette-Journal via telephone from Aurora, Colo., Saturday afternoon. She could not speak further at the time.

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The Reynolds School of Journalism (RSJ) is a professional school of the University of Nevada, Reno. Established in 1984, it counts six Pulitzer Prize recipients among its alumni.

In 2006, the RSJ launched an innovative professional master’s degree program with a focus on interactive journalism and the environment. The essence of the program is an intensive 10-month immersion in thinking about, experimenting with and creating new forms of journalism, including Web 2.0 journalism.



University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno (also referred to as University of NevadaUNR, or simply Nevada), is a teaching and research university established in 1874 and located in Reno, Nevada, USA. It is the land grant institution for the state of Nevada.

The campus is home to the large-scale structures laboratory in the College of Engineering, which has put Nevada researchers at the forefront nationally in a wide range of seismological and large-scale structures testing and modeling. The Nevada Terawatt Facility, located on a satellite campus of the university, includes a terawatt-level Z-pinch machine and terawatt-class high-intensity laser system – one of the most powerful such lasers on any college campus in the country. It is home to the University of Nevada School of Medicine, with campuses in both of Nevada’s major urban centers, Las Vegas and Reno, and a health network that extends to much of rural Nevada. The faculty are considered worldwide and national leaders in diverse areas such as environmental literature, journalism, Basque studies, and social sciences such as psychology. It is also home to the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism, which has produced six Pulitzer Prize winners. The school includes 16 clinical departments and five nationally recognized basic science departments.

God Bless America

While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home
God bless America, My home sweet home.

~Irving Berlin

Nevada Wolf Pack

Nevada Wolf Pack
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University University of Nevada, Reno
Conference(s) Mountain West Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletics director Cary Groth
Location RenoNV
Varsity teams 16
Football stadium Mackay Stadium
Basketball arena Lawlor Events Center
Baseball stadium William Peccole Park
Mascot Alphie and Wolfie Jr.
Nickname Wolf Pack
Fight song Hail to our Sturdy Team
Colors Navy Blue and Silver
Homepage Nevada Wolf Pack

The Nevada Wolf Pack are the collegiate athletic teams that represent the University of Nevada, Reno, consisting of 16 varsity teams. Though often known as UNR within the state, the university is simply called Nevada for athletics purposes; its sports teams are nicknamed the Wolf Pack (always two words). They participate in the NCAA’s Division I (FBSfor football) and in the Western Athletic Conference, although they have accepted an invitation to join the Mountain West Conference, along with fellow WAC member Fresno State, beginning in 2012.

Nevada’s athletic teams were originally known as the Sagebrushers, named after Nevada’s state flower. In the 1921-1922 school year, a local writer described the school’s athletic teams as a “pack of wolves.” That name stuck and by 1923, the student body designated “Wolves” as the school’s mascot.



Poems from Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs



(Ecclesiastes 3:2,

Job 33:4, John 20:22)

A Time for Birth

A time for birth,

A time for death,

A time to feel

The Spirit’s breath.


(Ecclesiastes 3:5)

A Time to Lose

A time to lose,

A time to gain,

A time to hug,

Time to refrain.


(Ecclesiastes 5:16)

What Does He Gain?

As a man comes,

So he departs;

What does he gain

From work he starts?


(Ecclesiastes 6:5)

A Wise Rebuke

Better to heed

A wise rebuke

Than listen to

The song of kooks.




(Ecclesiastes 7:2)

The House of Mourning

Better to go

To mourn the least

Than venture to

The house of feasts.


(Ecclesiastes 7:18, 29)

He Who Fears God

He who fears God

Avoids extremes;

Man knows the right

But cooks up schemes.


(Ecclesiastes 11:13)

Respect the Lord

Respect the Lord;

Keep his commands;

This is the whole

Concern of man.


(Song of Songs 2:15)

The Little Fox

The little fox

Will spoil the vine;

Keep him out, or

You won’t have wine.


Poems from Proverbs

(Proverbs 3:5)

Trust in the Lord

Trust in the Lord

With all your heart:

Do not rely

On being smart.


(Proverbs 3:7,

Isaiah 5:21, Phil. 3:14)

In Your Own Eyes

Do not be wise

In your own eyes;

Despise all lies,

Run for the prize.


(Proverbs 3:9-10)

Honor the Lord

Honor the Lord

With wealth you’ve gained:

You’ll have more than

Your barns contain.


(Proverbs 3:26, Ps. 119:105,

2 Sam. 22:31)

Your Confidence

The Lord will be

Your confidence,

Your lamp, your light,

And Your defense.


(Proverbs 3:27,

James 2:14-17)


When you can help,

Do not withhold:

Put blankets on

The women cold.


(Proverbs 4:24)

Deceitful Means

Deceitful means

To reach your goal?

That’s no good—let

God take control.


(Proverbs 6:28)

Hot Coals

Can a man walk

Along hot coals

And never scorch

His toes and soles?


(Proverbs 9:9, Isaiah 26:3)

Teach a Just Man

Teach a just man

And he’ll increase

In learning of

God’s perfect peace.


(Proverbs 10:8)

Wise in Heart

The wise in heart

Receive commands

But babbling fools

Will fall on land.


(Proverbs 16:3,

2 Cor. 10:5)


 (Proverbs 19:12)

Like Lions’ Roars

Like lions’ roars

Is the king’s ire;

His favor, though,

Is warming fire.


(Proverbs 19:21)

Many Plans

A person’s heart

Has many plans

But God’s intent

Will take command.


Unequal weights and unequal measures

    are both alike an abomination to the Lord.

~Proverbs 20:10

Unequal Weights

The Lord detests

Unequal weights,

So make it fair

When you ship freight.



(Proverbs 20:13)

If You Love Sleep

You will grow poor

If you love sleep,

So stay awake

And you will reap.


(Proverbs 21:2)

My Way is Right

“My way is right,”

A man may claim,

But God weighs hearts

And tests their aims.



(Proverbs 22:3, 27:12)


The prudent man

Sees danger dance

And steps aside,

While fools advance.


(Proverbs 22:28, Rev. 5:13)

Boundary Stones

Do not remove

Boundary stones;

Praise Him who sits

Upon the throne.


(Proverbs 23:20, Luke 15:11-16)

Choose Good Company

Don’t join with those

Who’ve drunk much wine;

They’ll wear old rags

And feed the swine.


The father of a righteous child has great joy;

a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

~Proverbs 23:24 NIV

Father of a Righteous Child

The father of

A righteous child

Has joy that he

Does not run wild.


(Proverbs 24:1, 2)

Do Not Spend Time

Do not spend time

With bloody men,

Hands full of bribes,

Minds bound and bent.


(Proverbs 24:29)


Don’t pay men back

For what they’ve done—

Give God some room . . .

Put down your gun.


(Proverbs 25:2)


Discover what

God has concealed

And you will see

The Truth revealed.


(Proverbs 25:15)

A Gentle Tongue

A gentle tongue

Can break a bone;

With patience teach

The kings on thrones.


(Proverbs 25:17)

Do Not Go Much

In Your Neighbors’ Homes

Do not go much

To neighbors’ homes

Or they will hate

You more and more.


(Proverbs 26:14)

The Sluggard

The bedroom door:

The hinges squeak;

The sluggard stays

In bed all week.


(Proverbs 26:14)

While You’re Asleep

What you may plant,

That you will reap,

But you can’t plant

While you’re asleep.


(Proverbs 29:6)


An evil man

Takes bribes to win,

But he’ll be snared

By his own sin.


(Proverbs 29:25)

A Snare

The fear of man

Will prove a snare;

Let God control

Your way, your cares.


(Proverbs 31:10-31)

God-fearing Women

Charm: Deceptive,

Beauty: Will fade;

Praise women who

Fear God and pray.


Carson City’s Namesake

Kit Carson

Christopher Houston “Kit” Carson (December 24, 1809 – May 23, 1868) was an American frontiersman and Indian fighter. Carson left home in rural present-day Missouri at age 16 and became a mountain man and trapper in the West. Carson explored the west to California, and north through the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes. He was hired by John C. Fremont as a guide, and led ‘the Pathfinder’ through much of California, Oregon and the Great Basin area. He achieved national fame through Fremont’s accounts of his expeditions. He became the hero of many dime novels.

Carson was a courier and scout during the Mexican-American war from 1846 to 1848, celebrated for his rescue mission after the Battle of San Pasqual and his coast-to-coast journey from California to deliver news of the war to the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. In the 1850s, he was the Agent to the Ute and Jicarilla Apaches. In the Civil War he led a regiment of mostly Hispanic volunteers at the Battle of Valverde in 1862. He led armies to pacify the Navajo, Mescalero Apache, and the Kiowa and Comanche Indians. He is vilified for his conquest of the Navajo and their forced transfer to Bosque Redondo where many of them died. Breveted a general, he is probably the only American to reach such a high military rank without being able to read or write, although he could sign his name.

Kit Carson’s alliterative name, adventurous life, and participation in a large number of historical events has made him a favorite subject of novelists, historians, and biographers.

Reno’s Namesake

Jesse Lee Reno (April 20, 1823 – September 14, 1862) was a career United States Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War, the western frontier, and as a Union General during the American Civil War. Known as a “soldier’s soldier” who fought alongside his men, he was killed while commanding a corps at Fox’s Gap during the Battle of South Mountain. Reno County, Kansas and Reno, Nevada, were named after him.


The Mystery of Barack Obama Continues

The Obama campaign makes an issue out of Romney’s tax returns. Big deal. Romney is worth $250M, and Obama is worth $10M. They’re both in the 1%. So what?

But while Obama tries to divert attention to Romney’s great wealth, the mystery of Barack Obama continues. Obama needs to be “open and transparent,” as he promised to be 4 years ago. The non-Fox media needs to wake up, get off their hind ends, and do a job of investigative reporting.

The Mystery Of Barack Obama Continues

By Steve Baldwin for the Western Center for Journalism

obama 1 dreams of my father The Mystery of Barack Obama ContinuesMost Americans don’t realize we have elected a president whom we know very little about.

Researchers have discovered that Obama’s autobiographical books are little more than PR stunts, as they have little to do with the actual events of his life. The fact is we know less about President Obama than perhaps any other president in American history and much of this is due to actual efforts to hide his record. This should concern all Americans.

A nation-wide network of researchers has sprung up to attempt to fill in the blanks, but at every opportunity Obama’s high-priced lawyers have built walls around various records or simply made them disappear. It is estimated that Obama’s legal team has now spent well over $1.4 million dollars blocking access to documents every American should have access to. The question is why would he spend so much money to do this?

The president who campaigned for a more “open government” and “full disclosure” will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis. All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii.

What is he hiding? Well, for starters, some of these records will shed light on his citizenship and birth.

For example, Obama’s application to Punahou School – now mysteriously missing – would likely contain a birth certificate. And, obama 2 scott and barry 3rd grade 1969 punahou school in hawaii The Mystery of Barack Obama Continuesaccording to attorney Gary Kreep, “his Occidental College records are important as they may show he attended there as a foreign exchange student.” Indeed, Obama used his Indonesian name “Barry Soetoro” while attending Occidental. Kreep has filed lawsuits challenging Obama’s eligibility to be president and as part of his lawsuit he requested Obama’s records from Occidental. However, Obama’s lawyers quickly moved to stop Occidental from honoring this request.

Furthermore, now that at least three document authentication experts have declared the scanned “Certificate of Live Birth” Obama’s campaign team gave to a pro-Obama website to be an obvious phony; we know that he is hiding something here as well.

Over 49 separate law suits have been filed on the eligibility/birth certificate issue alone, with several of the suits making it all the way the United States Supreme Court, only to be denied a full hearing.

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Pictured: Saudi Prince Al-Walid bin Talah

What’s more, there are questions about how he paid for his Harvard Law School education since, despite a claim by Michele Obama, no one has produced any evidence that he received student loans. The Obamas will not release any student loan details despite repeated requests from the Chicago Tribune. However, it appears that his Harvard education may have been paid for by a foreign source. Khalid Al-Mansour, an advisor to Saudi prince Al-Walid bin Talah, told Manhattan Borough president, Percy Sutton, that he was raising money for Obama’s Harvard tuition. Incidentally, Prince Tala is the largest donor to CAIR, a Muslim group declared by the U.S. Government in 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorist financing trial. At least three of CAIR’s leaders have been indicted for terrorist activities. Al-Mansour’s admission opens up speculation as to whether Muslim interests have assisted Obama’s career in the hope he would eventually be in a position someday to promote their interests.

More recently, it was discovered that Obama’s Selective Service card may have been doctored. Federal law requires all American males to register for the Selective Service (the draft) in case a major war broke out. Blogger Debbie Schlussel has discovered solid evidence that Obama’s Selective Service registration form was submitted not when he was younger as required, but rather in 2008 and then altered to look older. Indeed, the forgers forgot to alter the “Document Location Number” which shows that it is clearly a 2008 form. This is fraud and it’s a felony and Schlussel’s allegations are backed up by Stephen Coffman, a former high-ranking Federal agent. Moreover, the document shows a September 4th, 1980 date and the location of the transaction as Hawaii, but at that time Obama was thousands of miles away attending Occidental College in Los Angeles.

The real reason why Obama probably did not submit this form as a teenager is that he assumed his Kenyan or Indonesian citizenship exempted him from this requirement. But clearly, as he grew older and entered politics, he saw that any documents revealing a foreign birth – Selective Service registration, birth certificate, school applications, etc – would be problematic if he ran for the presidency. Thus, it is not a coincidence that every document which contains information about his birth or citizenship is either missing, sealed, or has been altered.

Indeed, everywhere one looks into Obama’s background, we find sealed records, scrubbed websites, altered documents, deception and unanswered questions. Can anyone imagine for a second if John McCain or George Bush had blocked access to his school, medical, and birth records? It would have been headlines in their case,  but as with everything else concerning Obama, the media has given him a pass on this.

Of all these marvels, the latest mystery and probably most perplexing is that of Obama’s social security number. It appears that Obama has multiple identities in term of possessing numerous social security numbers. Orly Taitz, an attorney who has filed numerous suits against Obama regarding his eligibility to serve as president, appears to have been the first to discover this. In her suit, representing a number of military officers who are refusing to serve under an ineligible commander in chief, she hired private investigator Neil Sankey to conduct research on Obama’s prior addresses and Social Society numbers. Using Intelius, Lexis Nexis, Choice Point and other public records, Sankey found around 25 Social Security numbers connected with Obama’s name.

However, it may not be as many as 25, since Sankey also searched using closely related names such as: “Barak Obama,” “Batock Obama,” “Barok Obama,” and “Barrack Obama.” There may very well be some Kenyans living in America with the same last name and a similar first name. In any case, I will exclude these records for the purpose of this research and focus only on names spelled exactly like his name. Moreover, we can verify many of the Social Security numbers as valid since they’re connected to addresses at which we know Obama resided. Needless to say, there are also a slew of address and social security numbers connected to addresses in states that Obama has no known connection to.

In Obama’s home state, Illinois, Sankey tracked down 16 different addresses for a Barack Obama or a Barack H. Obama, of which all are addresses he was known to have lived at. Two Social Security numbers appear for these addresses, one beginning with 042 and one starting 364.

In California, where Obama attended Occidental College, there are six addresses listed for him, all within easy driving distance of the college. However, there are three Social Security numbers connected to these addresses, 537 and two others, each beginning with 999.

There are no addresses listed in New York where he attended Columbia University, but there is one listed for him in nearby Jackson, NJ, with a Social Security number beginning with 485.

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713 Hart Senate Office Building

In Massachusetts – where Obama attended Harvard Law School – we find three addresses, all using the 042 Social Security number. After Obama was elected to the United States Senate in 2005, he moved into an apartment at 300 Massachusetts Ave NW; the Social Security number attached to that address is the 042 one. Yet, three years later, Obama used a different Social Security number for an address listed as: 713 Hart Senate Office Building. This was the address of his United States Senate office. This Social Security number began with 282 and was verified by the government in 2008.

This mystery grows even stranger as other addresses and Social Security numbers for Barack Obama appear in a dozen other states not known to be connected to him. Again, I am excluding those records names not spelled exactly like his name.

  • Tennessee, one address with a Social Security number beginning with 427
  • Colorado, one address, with a Social Security number beginning with 456.
  • Utah, two addresses, with two Social Security numbers beginning with 901 and 799.
  • Missouri has one address and one Social Security number beginning with 999.
  • Florida has two addresses listed for his him, three if you count one listed as “Barry Obama.” One is connected to a Social Security number beginning with 762.
  • In Georgia there are three addresses listed for him, all with different Social Security numbers: 579, 420, and 423.
  • In Texas there are four different addresses listed for him, one is connected to Social Security number 675.
  • There are two addresses listed for Barack Obama in Oregon and one address listed for him in  the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

All told, there are 49 addresses and 16 different Social Security numbers listed for a person whose name is spelled “Barack Obama.” In some cases, the middle initial “H” is listed. If you were to expand the search to include closely related names such as: “Barac,” “Barak,” and “Barrack” Obama, you would find more than a dozen additional addresses and Social Security numbers.

Finally, the one Social Security number Obama most frequently used, the one beginning with 042, is a number issued in Connecticut sometime during 1976-1977, yet there is no record of Obama ever living or working in Connecticut. Indeed, during this time period Obama would have been 15-16 years old and living in Hawaii at the time.

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Ann, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham

Nevertheless, all this mystery surrounding Obama appears to be a generational thing. Researchers have discovered nearly a dozen aliases, at least two different Social Security numbers, and upwards of over 99 separate addresses for Ann Dunham, his mother. We do know she worked for the ultra liberal Ford Foundation but we also know she may have earned some income from pornographic poses, as evidenced by photos recently discovered by some researchers—how embarrassing. The only thing researchers are able to find out about Obama’s mother is the fact she made porn. I’m sure that’s a first for presidential mothers.

But we also know that Obama’s mother and grandparents associated with Communist Party leaders such as Frank Marshall Davis, a man who, according to Obama’s book, Dreams from my Father, was his main mentor during much of his Hawaiian boyhood (although Obama tried to disguise his identity in his book). During the Cold War, Davis was named by congressional investigators as a key member of a secretive pro-Soviet networked that existed in Hawaii at that time.

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Communist Party leader, Frank Marshall Davis

The lack of documents regarding Obama also extends to his mother and to his grandparents. Indeed, researchers have been unable to find marriage licenses for his mother’s two marriages, assuming she was ever legally married. Ditto goes for the marriage license for Ann’s parents. They cannot find birth certificates for her, her parents, or for even for her grandparents. Even more so, despite Obama’s boast of his grandfather’s military service, there’s no record of that either. For reasons no one knows, much of Obama’s life, his mother’s life and his grandparent’s life has been erased from the records as if they never existed.

But why would someone obtain so many Social Security numbers? According to investigators, those who create additional Social Society numbers are typically engaged in criminal activities such as Social Security fraud, tax fraud, real estate fraud, campaign

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Barrack Obama and his Grandmother, Madelyn Dunham.

“Madeline Dunham was a volunteer at the Oahu Circuit Court probate department and had access to the Social Security numbers of deceased people.

contributions fraud, voter fraud and so on. While the private investigator who compiled this list says multiple social security numbers does not automatically prove there’s criminal activity involved, he states that “having said that, I have personally experienced many, many cases where such information has led to subsequent exposure of fraud, deception, money laundering and other crimes.“What is interesting to note is that Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, was a volunteer at the Oahu Circuit Court probate department and had access to the Social Security numbers of deceased people.

It is clear that more research needs to be done on this issue. The Western Center for Journalism

( is inviting readers to join the search for the truth. If you have any information about any of the addresses listed, they would love to hear from you. To find a complete list of all the addresses and Social Security numbers listed in the public record for Obama and family, please go to the Western Center for Journalism.