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Chilli grenade: Hot new weapon
The Sun (UK) ^

Posted on 03/19/2010 3:53:00 PM PDT by jakerobins

THIS is the latest HOT new weapon — a grenade made using the world's hottest chilli. At more than 1,000 times stronger than the average cooking spice the bhut jolokia chilli is set to cause a potent explosion on more than just the taste buds.

Military experts in India have developed the new crowd control grenade packed with ground seeds from the chilli — which is officially recognised as the hottest on the planet by Guinness World Records.

When deployed the grenade showers the targets with a dust so spicy that in trials subjects were blinded for hours and left with breathing problems

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: chili; india; napl
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MMMMMM Chilli Grenade.....Should go good with Shotguning Beer...LOL
1 posted on 03/19/2010 3:53:00 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

Hmmm....

A filler for a stash of M203 projectiles?


2 posted on 03/19/2010 3:55:19 PM PDT by rahbert
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To: jakerobins; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; HungarianGypsy

Hot ... military experts are using chillies in grenades


"Researchers in India have also come up with some other ingenious uses for the chilli.

The scientist said: "There are other applications as well, what we call women power. A specially made chilli powder could act as a tool for women to keep away anti-socials and work in this regard is also on."

The department have come up with another plan to rub the chilli powder on the fences around army barracks.

And Mr Srivastava said: "The chilli paste could also act as a major repellent against wild elephants."


3 posted on 03/19/2010 3:57:18 PM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: jakerobins

I saw a program about spicy food recently on Modern Marvels that had a segment on this chili pepper. Brutal stuff. Inedible, even for the toughest hot sauce quaffers.


4 posted on 03/19/2010 3:59:36 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: jakerobins

In a related story, scores of Cajuns were found to have been flying to India to start riots.


5 posted on 03/19/2010 3:59:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Stoat
Real 'women power' in India:


Village Defence Committee of Kashmiri Women
By - Kavita Suri

Kavita Suri is a journalist having 10 years' professional experience in journalism (both print and electronic). Presently working for The Statesman, one of the oldest English dailies of India as its Senior Staff Correspondent based in Jammu and Kashmir, she has worked with various newspapers starting from The Kashmir Times, The Tribune etc. She covers the entire state, travels to the Line of Control, International Border and other conflict areas in all the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh of the troubled State. Kavita was also recently invited to United States for three weeks by the US state department on "US International Visitors Exchange Program". She has made many documentaries and films for Doordarshan's satellite Kashmir Channel and Jammu and Srinagar DDKs. As women have suffered badly in the strife-torn state due to ongoing conflict in Jammu and Kashmir, gender issues are very close to her heart. Her 'Echoes from the Mountains' would keep our readers updated about all these issues of the mountainous state and its surrounding areas.


Years of terrorism have spoiled the raw beauty of the valley of Kashmir. But the women in the valley have now decided to set things right in their own way. SAWF member, Kavita Suri brings you the tale of these courageous women through her 'Echoes From the Mountains'.

 

For the past one and a half decade of terrorism, the Kashmiri women faced the burnt and remained its worst victim. But not any longer. Incredible but it is true. The women of border district of Poonch-Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir have picked up guns against terrorists and thus are protecting themselves from the militants and saving their honour and dignity.

This all women brigade - the first women Village Defence Committee (VDC) has been set up in the twin villages of Marah and Kulali bordering district Poonch. The scene is very different there as compared to other villages. One would find women with guns standing on the rooftops guarding their homes. The VDC members including women get together from cluster of houses and lay ambushes on routes of ingress to that cluster in order to save any civilian killings.

"Having suffered much on the hands of terrorists, a turning point came when in village Katha in this border district on 26 June last year, militants killed twelve women and children. Many incidents of sexual assaults and torture of many women and young girls were also reported. Thus, the women folk of the area who had been "mute sufferers of terrorism" made up their mind to fight against the terrorists. They showed their willingness to get weapons and training from the security forces to protect themselves and their children from militants' excesses," informed Major General G.D.Bakshi who heads the counter-insurgency Romeo Force in Rajouri.

This all-women VDC organizes security on its own for any civil gathering or a national or political event, keeps track of any strange and unauthorized person entering the village and keeps a check on his activities. Besides women, the children and old persons too, have shown willingness to use weapons against militants due to security at home.

The excesses of foreign terrorists on civilians and sexual assault on local women have forced the local population including women and children to pick up gun against them. Terrorists are forcing many locals to work as porters without any payment, committing rape on women and minor girls, utilizing the money, assets and resources of locals for their own use.

"Thus, a strong need was being felt to provide these innocent civilians with some type of self-defence which lead to generation of the idea of a fourth force multiplier," he added.

Village Defence Committee of Marah is just not simple organization but is a new force to reckon with. The VDC Marah now has become a role model for others. It has emerged as local force including trained women and children.

The Village Defence Committees were set up in Jammu and Kashmir in mid-nineties following a number of massacres of the innocent villagers in far flung villages of the troubled region. As the police or army pickets were far off from the civilian areas in these inaccessible villages resulting which the terrorists made these people as their soft targets, the concept of VDCs emerged wherein the civilians were imparted training for self defence and thus repulse terrorist-attack. The state police provided them weapons.

Till now, the VDC members were men in arms doing their routine work and had some defense power against terrorists. During day most of them remain outside their homes to earn livelihood, leaving female and children besides the old persons. But now, women have also joined the men in these VDC. To repulse any attack, the VDC women wing has been constituted.

"The VDC is organized in an infantry company pattern and to give them a sense of pride and belongingness the platoons and sections have been named after the local mohallas and this has worked wonders," said an army officer posted in the area adding presently there are four platoons and twelve sections and one section of women wing.

The training of VDC members is organized at a regular basis at security force company posts and the members are given weapon training which include firing, basic handling and cleaning of weapon, tactical training including minor tactics, battle craft and field craft drills to including stalking, crawling, fire and move.

http://www.sawf.org/newedit/edit02212005/kashmir.asp

 


6 posted on 03/19/2010 4:02:32 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: Stoat

Great idea, I want one!


7 posted on 03/19/2010 4:04:24 PM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming and it will be violent--FUBO)
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To: jakerobins
I'll take ‘em out with my wasabi mortar before they can
get close enough to use it.
8 posted on 03/19/2010 4:06:00 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: jakerobins
Is anyone else getting as tired as I am of seeing this mitt Romney thing on every thread?

Is he the most dangerous thing/person in the world right now - and for the past several weeks?

9 posted on 03/19/2010 4:07:32 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: jakerobins

Anybody have a picture of the pepper?


10 posted on 03/19/2010 4:08:17 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: CrazyIvan

If I ate enough spicy foods I could get a bic lighter and show em my flame thrower......LOL


11 posted on 03/19/2010 4:10:07 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins
I have a bottle full of these "ghost peppers". You can tell they are potent as soon as the cap come off the bottle. Rubber gloves and eye protection are a good idea when handling them.

My son purchased them for me. I eat fresh habeneros off the bush. He figured this would push the limits. I haven't made a chicken curry with one yet, but the time is coming soon.

12 posted on 03/19/2010 4:19:12 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

13 posted on 03/19/2010 4:20:40 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

http://tinyurl.com/yzkzh6r


14 posted on 03/19/2010 4:23:06 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: jakerobins

Interesting. It should be effective, though (if wikipedia is to be trusted) typical law enforcement grade pepper spray is actually five times “hotter” on the Scoville scale.


15 posted on 03/19/2010 4:24:54 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: Myrddin

MMMMM...that would make one hellacious curry! Sounds good to me....

I’ve never had “ghost peppers” , but have heard of them being quite overpowering. I love habaneros, and the small thai peppers and vietmanese peppers.....Good Stuff....


16 posted on 03/19/2010 4:26:40 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: maine-iac7
Is he the most dangerous thing/person in the world right now

Boy, you would think so wouldn't you? You would think that he already had the nomination and the election was next week, instead of years away.

17 posted on 03/19/2010 4:31:50 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: maine-iac7

No, it’s great and important during this primary preparation period, but rather posting that on so many threads, wouldn’t it be easier for you to just take it up with JR, rather than individual freepers on scattered threads?


18 posted on 03/19/2010 4:32:13 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: Stoat; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Now I'm getting ideas for a hot wing sauce that's illegal under the Geneva Convention...


19 posted on 03/19/2010 4:32:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Cocoa Judas!)
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To: jakerobins

Does it come in bacon flavour?


20 posted on 03/19/2010 4:33:00 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Now I'm getting ideas for a hot wing sauce that's illegal under the Geneva Convention...

There are rules?

21 posted on 03/19/2010 4:34:03 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It needs...

...COFFEE!


22 posted on 03/19/2010 4:37:28 PM PDT by Darksheare (Windows Se7en: It's called "seven" for a reason.)
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To: jakerobins
I use serranos, habaneros and thai bird chiles in my "green curry" with chicken. Simmer them until the pepper flesh just "mushes" in your mouth and the oil floats in small globules on the surface of the coconut milk. A couple table spoons of green chile paste stirred into a can of coconut milk forms a good starting base. Toss in some frozen peas/carrots, sliced white onions, julienne cut bamboo shoots, Thai basil, lemon grass, key lime leaf and chunks of white chicken breast. It goes great over brown rice. Sliced chunks of Japanese eggplant are a nice addition too. I cook the chicken in a separate pan before adding it too the curry sauce to simmer.
23 posted on 03/19/2010 4:58:57 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin
Thanks. Wonder where one can get them? I'd like to try them. I was a little disappointed in the taste of the Habanero.
24 posted on 03/19/2010 5:10:01 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Misterioso

Thanks for your time in responding.


25 posted on 03/19/2010 5:10:49 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
I can ask my son where he got them. It was an internet order. My fresh habaneros are like biting into a fresh peach. Very fruity and tasty. The wicked heat follows. I'm not certain if the store bought habanero has the same fruity flavor.
26 posted on 03/19/2010 5:14:56 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
I found them. Click the link. About $5 for an ounce.
27 posted on 03/19/2010 5:16:41 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

I was a little disappointed. Habaneros are pretty and hot, but I did not find them tasty. Some one said these peppers now under discussion cost $5.00/ounce!!!!!! WOW!


28 posted on 03/19/2010 5:21:01 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Myrddin

That was a neat site. Thanks.


29 posted on 03/19/2010 5:23:47 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Myrddin

MMMM that sounds delicious....I’ll have to try that recipe next time I make curry. I like to add pieces of potato to mine for a Vindaloo.....Good Stuff... Matter of fact....This might be a good weekend for it..... Some Basketball games, Curry, and Beer....a recipe for a good time had by all!


30 posted on 03/19/2010 5:24:40 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: fanfan
There are rules?

Only if you get caught.

31 posted on 03/19/2010 5:30:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Cocoa Judas!)
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To: Darksheare
...COFFEE!

Since we're committing war crimes anyway...

32 posted on 03/19/2010 5:32:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Cocoa Judas!)
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To: fanfan

Does it come in bacon flavour?

Hmmmm that would make a good weapon against the Muzzies tho.....LOL Bacon Bomb 2 O’Clock...


33 posted on 03/19/2010 5:33:44 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: fanfan

LOL!


34 posted on 03/19/2010 5:37:34 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Slings and Arrows

Just because people revive from death, or experience near death from my coffee, doesn’t mean it is a crime.
It may be weaponized coffee, but it has yet to be recognized by the Hague as such.
So I’m in the clear, woo-hoo!


35 posted on 03/19/2010 5:38:02 PM PDT by Darksheare (Windows Se7en: It's called "seven" for a reason.)
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To: jakerobins
I often order lamb vindaloo at the local Nepalese and Indian restaurant. Last week I tried out the lamb korma. The sauce is coconut based with fruit, nuts and spices. It was excellent. My wife ordered saag paneer. The cheese was excellent. I had a very nice chicken curry in Carmarthen, Wales in April 1999. The shop owner cranked up the heat nicely. There are a couple nice places in Aberystwyth too. Light of Asia and the Indian restaurant by the pier. For less spicy fare, the lamb at Gannett's was very good.

I hope your weekend culinary experiments turn out well.

36 posted on 03/19/2010 5:59:04 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: jakerobins

a dust so spicy that in trials subjects were blinded for hours and left with breathing problems

Sounds like my “mild” chilli.

Don’t even ask about delayed stress.


37 posted on 03/19/2010 6:01:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Darksheare
When I worked at PacBell, there was a 2nd level manager in my group who grew up in Peru. He made VERY strong coffee. Stronger than "cowboy coffee". What's that? Coffee that has been on the range all day. Nearly coffin varnish.
38 posted on 03/19/2010 6:02:45 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Sounds like a good place... I like Korma...Saag is ok but I’m not a big fan of spinich.....I would have to say Vindaloo or Chicken tikka masala would be my two favorites....


39 posted on 03/19/2010 6:03:08 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
$5/oz is expensive. It might turn out to be a lifetime supply. A ticket for a bad movie costs more. 1 oz is actually a significant amount given the potency.
40 posted on 03/19/2010 6:06:23 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: jakerobins
I would have to say Vindaloo or Chicken tikka masala would be my two favorites....

Both are on the menu. Lamb or chicken. The new owners had the $$ for a proper tandoor oven. Tandoori chicken and good quality naan is there too. My wife enjoyed the naan. I had to avoid it due to gluten intolerance.

41 posted on 03/19/2010 6:08:58 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: jakerobins
Our local Indian/Nepalese restaurant has a website. Check out the menu.
42 posted on 03/19/2010 6:12:36 PM PDT by Myrddin
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43 posted on 03/19/2010 6:17:30 PM PDT by Clay Moore (Roaches, predators, and thieves typically work under the cover of darkness. So it is with congress.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Nice tagline.


44 posted on 03/22/2010 11:48:49 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Petroleum, oil, lubricants. Add liquid oxygen. What could go wrong?)
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To: jakerobins

You are all kidding around about this but expect this treatment if we protest socialism or communism in this country.


45 posted on 03/22/2010 11:59:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve long contemplated making “pepper spray wings”. Just need confirmation that the ingredients are indeed edible.


46 posted on 03/22/2010 12:01:11 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: Lazamataz

Oh I fully expect to encounter this sort of action if we protest Obama in a major way....


47 posted on 03/22/2010 12:10:04 PM PDT by jakerobins
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Nice tagline.

Thanks. I’m surprised that I’ve had to explain it to a
couple of people.


48 posted on 03/23/2010 7:37:16 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: Myrddin
Congrats, this is the first time I've cut a post and pasted
it in my recipe file! My son-in-law is half Arab, half
Indian and one of the great pleasures of a visit is going
restaurant hopping with him. Last time I had some nicely
spiced lamb and a dilled rice that was wonderful.
49 posted on 03/23/2010 7:45:01 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: CrazyIvan
Enjoy. It's a really easy curry to prepare. Very tasty and easy to tweak to your own tastes.

Lately, we have been making a nice grilled chicken salad. The thin cut chicken breasts cook perfectly on the grill with about 4 minutes on each side. Organic spring mix greens, craisins, candied walnuts and crumbled blue or goat cheese forms the basic salad. I like the Ken's Steakhouse Raspberry Walnut dressing over the top. Ten minutes from start to finish.

50 posted on 03/23/2010 10:20:59 AM PDT by Myrddin
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