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  • Baltimore police prisoner transport under scrutiny after past death, possible policy violation

    BALTIMORE – People in Baltimore and other cities accuse police of sometimes giving prisoners an extra-rough "nickel ride" — a reference to amusement rides that once cost a nickel. Now, the safety of people in Baltimore's police vans is under scrutiny because of a past death and a new fatal injury, one that came after police failed to put a seat belt on a passenger. One of those, Dondi Johnson, died of a fractured spine in 2005 two weeks after he was arrested for urinating in a public street and transported by van. Johnson's family won a $7.4 million judgment...
  • Chevy Bolt: As Lame as its Name?

    01/13/2015 11:04:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 13, 2015 | Mark Modica
    Sound the trumpets! Here comes the next best, all-new, electric wonder-car from General Motors. The dust had not even cleared from the rollout of the new and improved 2016 Chevy Volt when GM CEO Mary Barra announced the newest Tesla-killer from GM, the Chevy Bolt. Let's hope that the engineers working on the Bolt put more thought into the design of the vehicle than the GM executives put into naming the car. Seriously, the Bolt? The name sounds like something out of a Disney animated movie. I wonder if the names Ratchet orSocket were in contention. Whatever the case,...
  • AP Source: General Motors plans to sell moderately priced 200-mile electric car in 2017

    01/10/2015 2:04:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | January 10, 2015 | Tom Krisher - AP
    DETROIT — General Motors plans to start selling an affordable electric car in 2017 that will be able to go 200 miles on a single charge. A person briefed on the matter told The Associated Press that GM plans to start selling a $30,000 battery powered family car called the Chevrolet Bolt sometime in 2017. A concept version of the car will be unveiled Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the official announcement hasn't been made.
  • [vanity] Bolt release fault - Remington 770 question

    04/13/2014 6:03:34 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 22 replies
    Outdoor shooting range | 4/13/2014 | Blueflag
    Question for FReeperdom members who have experience with the Remington 7XX series in .308. Bought a slightly used rifle, a 770. Had it inspected by the 'smith at the gun store, zero'd for 200 yds. Son took it shooting yesterday and intermittently when he opened the action the bolt would slide all the out the rear, requiring re-assembly insertion. He was shooting with an experienced 7XX friend who of course made him check the release lever, and they found no obvious fault. Any thoughts on what to check for or inspect prior to letting the 'smithy look at it for...
  • Watch Usain Bolt during U.S. National Anthem (video)

    02/16/2014 8:50:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    In a time when everybody seems to disrespect what it means to be American, watch what Usain Bolt does.
  • Awesome: Usain Bolt Stops Interview During American National Anthem (Watch the video)

    08/06/2012 9:05:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/06/2012 | Kate Hicks
    I warned you all that I love the Olympics (maybe a little too much), but this is a story worth sharing. While American Sanya Richards-Ross was accepting the gold medal for winning the 400-meter dash, Usain Bolt, the amazingly fast Jamaican man who won the 100-meter dash, was giving an interview. And instead of continuing to talk over the Star-Spangled Banner, he turned around, pointed at the flag, and indicated to the reporter that he would like to watch in silence. Watch: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO So cool. As much as I love watching the USA take the...
  • Two BILLION people watch Usain Bolt's win... but none of them in America

    08/06/2012 5:03:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2012 | Staff
    An estimated two billion people around the world saw Jamaica's Usain Bolt thrash his rivals to win gold in the men's 100m final - but none of them were in the U.S., as NBC declined to broadcast the historic moment live. Bolt sailed through the semi-finals before successfully defending his Olympic title - against a field that included three Americans - at 4.50pm EDT. But, not for the first time this Games, NBC took the controversial decision to hold off broadcasting the hugely popular event until prime time, leaving millions of track and field fans outraged.
  • OMG OMG! It’s a Hunk of Blue Metal! OMG!(AK)

    04/18/2012 6:39:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 17 April, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    AI member Tyler relays a tale of wanton death and destruction that was only narrowly averted by the vigilance of our friends who work for the Transportation Safety Administration. We’re not sure what Tyler was thinking – trying to carry such a dangerous item on board a commercial aircraft – but here’s his story . . . I had the friendly people at TSA notify me when I tried to get on a flight to Alaska (where I work around bears) this morning that a disassembled bolt for a Ruger m77 is not, in fact, a nicely machined paper weight...
  • Felix breaks Jamaican hold on sprints at worlds

    08/21/2009 3:35:32 PM PDT · by Raymann · 1 replies · 273+ views
    AP ^ | 08/21/2009 | RAF CASERT
    BERLIN – Usain Bolt got the birthday present he wanted from his teammates at the world championships on Friday, and Allyson Felix spoiled the party by ending Jamaica's sprint domination. After the Jamaican relay team qualified for the 4x100 final without Bolt on the track, Felix glided to the finish with an elegance reminiscent of a long distance runner to win her third straight 200-meter world title. With a raised fist and little more than a smile at the finish, Felix broke the Jamaican hold on sprinting going back to the Beijing Olympics. She held off an early charge from...
  • Bolt breaks his 100m record: 9.5 and Tyson Gay (USA) posts PR of 9.71.

    08/16/2009 1:07:24 PM PDT · by Havisham · 20 replies · 870+ views
    NBC Sports | 8/16/2009 | self
    Bolt breaks his 100m record: 9.5 and Tyson Gay (USA) posts PR of 9.71.
  • Top 10 dud predictions (global warming)

    12/19/2008 8:37:03 AM PST · by astyanax · 20 replies · 1,298+ views
    HeraldSun ^ | December 19, 2008 12:00am | Andrew Bolt
    GLOBAL warming preachers have had a shocking 2008. So many of their predictions this year went splat. Here's their problem: they've been scaring us for so long that it's now possible to check if things are turning out as hot as they warned. And good news! I bring you Christmas cheer - the top 10 warming predictions to hit the wall this year. Read, so you can end 2008 with optimism, knowing this Christmas won't be the last for you, the planet or even the polar bears. 1. OUR CITIES WILL DIE OF THIRST...
  • Disney's Bolt - Why Reviews May Vary

    11/22/2008 11:32:18 PM PST · by Allah AtBar · 7 replies · 1,541+ views
    The Christian Post and NPR | 11/22/2008 | Vanity (with references)
    Remember to good ole days when you could enjoy a movie without "reading between the lines" or having to worry about political overtones? My concerns regarding this topic are not so much the content in Disney’s newest animated feature “Bolt”, but rather the reaction of the critics. Certainly we all have our own taste, opinions and (with a grateful nod to our founding fathers) the freedom to express. It seems I wonder more often these days if the author’s work is objective truth or a piece written to influence opinion, perspective and power. In the movie “Bolt”, both the left...
  • Watt a mess! Power lines hit homeowner with financial jolt(Stupidity alert)

    12/28/2006 5:17:17 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 126 replies · 3,682+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 28, 2006 | Jay Fitzgerald
    A North Attleboro man faces financial ruin because he built a new home so close to dangerous high-voltage transmission lines that fluorescent bulbs inside the house light up without even being plugged in. The electric currents running through the two-story home are considered so potentially harmful that the town’s fire department has strung “caution” tape around the house while an electrical inspector has refused to issue a final permit out of fear someone might get electrocuted. The home’s metallic door knobs and exterior shingles give off mild electric jolts when touched, while flowing currents are strong enough to light up...
  • 2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. BOLT helps secure Iraqis future

    11/22/2006 3:59:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 453+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | MSG David J. Larsen
    RADWANIYAH, Iraq — Mohamad, an Iraqi farmer, found it difficult enough to survive on what produce he could eke out of his small desert farm. But when some of the carefully constructed irrigation channels were destroyed, he had no way to provide for his family. Mohamad’s land was partially destroyed when the U.S. Army closed roads for military purposes. While the roads were closed a vehicle drove across his land, caving in the canal and stopping the water flow to his crops. Mohamad had nowhere to turn – except to the U.S. Army’s Brigade Operational Law Team for help. The...
  • Teamsters, SEIU Decide to Bolt AFL-CIO (biggest schism since the 1930s)

    07/24/2005 8:05:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies · 1,081+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/24/05 | RON FOURNIER
    Teamsters, SEIU Decide to Bolt AFL-CIO By RON FOURNIER, AP Political Writer 21 minutes ago CHICAGO - Jolting organized labor, the Teamsters and a massive service employees' union decided Sunday to bolt the AFL-CIO, paving way for two other labor groups to sever ties in the movement's biggest schism since the 1930s. The four dissident unions, representing nearly one-third of the AFL-CIO's 13 million members, announced they were boycotting the federation's convention that begins Monday, a step that was widely considered to be a precursor to leaving the federation. They are part of the Change to Win Coalition, a group...
  • St. Paul couple kept girl in a kennel, police say

    02/14/2005 8:47:18 AM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies · 734+ views
    Saint Paul Star Tribune ^ | February 10, 2005 | Paul Gustafson
    A St. Paul mother and her live-in boyfriend are accused of locking the woman's 11-year-old daughter in a chain-link dog kennel in a warehouse basement, leaving her cold and, one night, naked. Deborah L. Cameron and Eric Bare appeared in Ramsey County District Court on Wednesday, each charged with two counts of unreasonable restraint of a child, a gross misdemeanor.
  • See? I was right - Andrew Bolt

    12/24/2004 1:49:59 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies · 373+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 24th December 2004 | Andrew Bolt
    It can get pretty lonely as a conservative columnist, but it's good to see some in the groovy Left are having a re-think. WE conservatives must cheer up and face the truth -- we're now winning the culture wars.I know, it will be hard to adjust to frowning less. Nor is it the conservative thing to unbutton and feel part of a crowd. To feel popular. That's for the other side -- the people in love with collectives and mobs. We prefer to feel like lone beacons in a gathering storm, or Horatio on the bridge. We like shaking our...
  • We have the October Surprise!!!!!! (Bush's campaign is TOAST!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!)

    10/20/2004 7:58:39 PM PDT · by AnusInTheMorning · 312 replies · 10,050+ views
    John Kerry Campaign | 10/21/04 | Me
    <p>Kerry will have the race in the bag very soon!!!!</p> <p>Mod note: I hesitate to leave this thread up, realizing how difficult it is for us poor conservatives to match up against liberal intellectuals. But in the interest of fairness...</p>
  • Former POWs Blame Kerry for Captivity

    10/20/2004 11:52:18 PM PDT · by ambrose · 19 replies · 627+ views
    AP ^ | 10/21
    Former POWs Blame Kerry for Captivity 1 minute ago By DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press Writer PHILADELPHIA - Former U.S. prisoners of war who blamed their years of captivity in Vietnam on activists such as John Kerry (news - web sites) are the only voices in a documentary that Sinclair Broadcasting has decided not to air in its entirety. Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee, was a decorated Navy lieutenant who returned from Southeast Asia disillusioned. He organized anti-war protests in Washington and testified against the conflict before the Senate. The 42-minute film, titled, "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," is...
  • 'BOLT'-ACTION PISTOL PUTS NYPD UNDER GUN

    03/31/2004 8:57:46 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 79 replies · 3,695+ views
    new york post ^ | 3 20 04 | PHILIP MESSING
    <p>March 20, 2004 -- The NYPD is warning cops to look out for an ingenious homemade gun that looks like a common bolt, but can fire a .22 caliber bullet, The Post has learned. Such a gun was recently taken from a Philadelphia iron worker by a Pennsylvania state park ranger.</p>