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Calif. woman killed by cannonball fired by husband
AP VIA fox ^ | 03/06/12 | AP

Posted on 03/06/2012 1:40:49 PM PST by Doogle

Authorities in California say a 33-year-old San Diego County woman has been killed by a cannonball fired by her husband and another man.

U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/xllWgA ) reports the woman was found dead at about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday after the ball slammed into her home at the Twin Lakes Resort mobile home park in Potrero, a tiny community near the Mexican border.

Her name hasn't been released.

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To: OldPossum

Loved those things, we could get them up to the seventies in Tennessee.


51 posted on 03/06/2012 5:05:43 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Doogle

Things were a lot simpler then.


52 posted on 03/06/2012 5:18:32 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: ejonesie22

Oh, look. I’m not saying it’s not stupid. I’m just saying it’s not funny. Stupid that kills people — that kills wives, mothers, daughters, friends — isn’t funny. That’s all.


53 posted on 03/06/2012 5:46:32 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Slings and Arrows

Y’know once all the dust settles, there’ll be men sidling up the cinderblock step to ask if’n that there cannon be fer sale.


54 posted on 03/07/2012 8:41:34 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

Probably started already.


55 posted on 03/07/2012 10:13:35 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BibChr

Very true and very sad.


56 posted on 03/07/2012 11:54:30 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: BibChr

This stuff takes up 40% of our throughput.
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57 posted on 03/07/2012 7:10:42 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It wasn’t in LA, it was in Dublin, at Camp Parks (350 miles north)


58 posted on 03/07/2012 7:16:15 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Most cannons are built in such a way that they point “in an unsafe direction” 24/7.


59 posted on 03/07/2012 7:21:03 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Jethro is our cat’s name, and he is always getting rid of varmints on our property (by eating them on our bed sometimes)


60 posted on 03/07/2012 7:23:41 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Cast iron is not suitable for cannons. They are made from solid billets of brass or steel usually, and occasionally out of ductile iron.


61 posted on 03/07/2012 7:27:49 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

ya meen the cannon cannot point straight down? lol


62 posted on 03/07/2012 7:31:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: elkfersupper

>> “You get two similar makes, models and weights, bury one upside-down, fill the hole with black powder or Pyrodex, put the other on top, base-to-base, with a little bit of cannon fuse extending from inside the charge to the outside of the anvils. Light the fuse and the fun ensues.” <<

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I’ve had this theory about you for a few years, and I believe that you have just confirmed it. :o)


63 posted on 03/07/2012 7:33:49 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

did ya think elky was anything other than 150% purebred redneck?


64 posted on 03/07/2012 7:38:07 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: OldPossum

>> “Back in the day (1940s) when you could buy the real thing...” <<

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Back around 1948 or 49, around the time that I was about to start kindergarten, we were watching the labor day parade on East 14th St in Oakland, when a guy near us finished off his beer, stuffed a big firecracker in the can and lit it, and handed it to the woman next to him.

It blew her hand off. Messy!

Was that what you meant by “the real thing?”
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65 posted on 03/07/2012 7:43:16 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

What I meant by the “real thing” was that the cherry bombs offered for sale back then had real power, not the imitation stuff offered as cherry bombs today.

I never said the things were not dangerous.


66 posted on 03/08/2012 5:49:05 AM PST by OldPossum (ou)
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To: editor-surveyor

I was just looking at that particular cannon, with a very small bore in the middle of a hellaciously wide barrel. You could almost build that out of wood and it would still work.


67 posted on 03/08/2012 11:26:21 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: editor-surveyor

That was back when they didn’t mess around with such malefactors either. Doubt he saw daylight for 10-15 years.


68 posted on 03/08/2012 11:27:30 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Doogle

Divorce, Mexicali Redneck style.


69 posted on 03/08/2012 11:27:45 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Doogle

"Consider it a divorce."

70 posted on 03/08/2012 11:30:42 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

One hopes not anyway.

The general feeling in the crowd appeared to be that he needed one taped to his neck.


71 posted on 03/08/2012 2:37:34 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; editor-surveyor

Thank you both for the compliment(s).


72 posted on 03/08/2012 6:17:30 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper; editor-surveyor
Rednecks Built America
73 posted on 03/08/2012 6:24:53 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck; editor-surveyor
Remind me to tell you sometime about when we built a trebuchet capable of launching a junked vehicle on the grounds of a wrecking yard after a tornado passed through and there was nothing left to damage but the damage itself.

Now, that was fun.

74 posted on 03/08/2012 6:32:34 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

Dude, I really want to party with you sometime.


75 posted on 03/08/2012 6:40:37 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: elkfersupper

That’s Grand Rednecking (and doubtless even in a less weatherbeaten junkyard there would still be specimens eligible for such treatment).


76 posted on 03/08/2012 6:49:29 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Lurker

You might wake up to find you’ve been slingshotted into the next state....


77 posted on 03/08/2012 6:50:04 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Lurker
Counterweight was a cement truck that broke down under a full load and was never emptied. Guess is maybe 90,000 lbs. plus.

Needless to say, we had access to some pretty heavy equipment. Superstructure was crane parts. Axles were clearly rail car. Pulleys were probably out of a huge drilling rig. Linkage and drag line was steel cable the diameter of my wrist.

Sadly, those days are probably behind me, but there are a few of us around here to remember. Unfortunately, 4 or 5 of the perpetrators are no longer with us ( I just turned 60). Last I looked, the superstructure and counterweight are just where we left them.

Not that long ago, maybe 2005.

Wish you were there.

78 posted on 03/08/2012 7:26:58 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

So do I, sir. So do I. Mist have been one hell of a sight.


79 posted on 03/08/2012 7:30:36 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; elkfersupper

So far all Elk has built are destructive devices; I think he ought to be managing the west wing.


80 posted on 03/08/2012 8:24:23 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Now now, I’m sure the anvil launcher did not hurt the anvils.


81 posted on 03/08/2012 8:28:45 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: elkfersupper

Hey, any PICTURES? Surely no redneck would be without his Brownie camera.


82 posted on 03/08/2012 8:30:46 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: elkfersupper

Cement mixer full of congealed cement. No redneck could look at that without imagination running wild.


83 posted on 03/08/2012 8:32:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
So, let me get this straight:

The husband killed her and then he fired her?

A family business, I presume?

84 posted on 03/08/2012 8:45:09 PM PST by daler
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To: daler

GROOOOOAN


85 posted on 03/08/2012 8:50:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No pictures. We were sort of trespassing. After the tornado passed through, the insurance company technically owned the property.


86 posted on 03/10/2012 11:47:43 AM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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