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  • Police: Woman Fires Shot Over Wrong Burger Order

    02/11/2014 1:34:08 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 34 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 2/10/14 | AP
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Police say a woman fired a shot into a Michigan restaurant’s drive-thru window after workers got her burger order wrong a second time.
  • Meet the New Superbullet (Same as the Old Superbullet?)

    01/27/2014 1:20:48 PM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 1-27-2014 | Ace
    Almost fifteen years ago now an ammo maker made claims about its super-lethal round -- the the Black Talon "Devastator" ammo -- and then the all the usual people who freak out about such things freaked out. Hollywood especially. They were bewitched by the Devastator for years. A major plot point in Lethal Weapon 3 concerned these Very Very Scary "cop-killer" rounds. If I understand it correctly (and I think I do), an armor piercing bullet has a very hard, non-deformable tip so that it can better penetrate armor. When a bullet deforms upon impact, it mushrooms into a bigger...
  • Lansing, Illinois woman shot at in road-rage incident on I-80/94

    01/20/2014 9:55:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Lansing woman shot at in road-rage incident on I-80/94 11 hours ago • Times Staff GARY | A Lansing woman was shot at in a road-rage incident Sunday on I-80/94, with one bullet hitting the back of her car, Indiana State Police said in a news release. The 33-year-old woman told police she was on 25th Avenue in Gary driving her Chrysler 300 slowly because of potholes. She said a car behind her was following too closely, so she braked to get the car to back off. The braking apparently angered the other driver. The woman said the driver got...
  • Bullet hits Florida man in the head, bounces off

    12/15/2013 5:36:17 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    upi ^ | December 13, 2013 | Evan Bleier
    Dec. 13 (UPI) -- While Walter Santiago was driving after picking up his sick 13-year-old granddaughter from middle school, something flew in through the open driver's side window and hit him in the head. It turns out it was a bullet. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office believes the shot was probably fired from long range and that the bullet that struck the 62-year-old grandfather in the head just above his left temple came from a high-caliber handgun. "Fortunately for me the bullet was losing velocity when it hit me," Santiago said. "I feel very fortunate and very angry that this...
  • PHOTOS: Cigarettes Save Life! - WWI Cravan "A" Cigarette Tin With The Shot It Stopped Still Inside

    10/17/2013 6:53:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Retronaut ^ | circa WWI | Retronaut
    “Arthur Mann joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1914. His daughter-in-law says he was shot down by the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen – Arthur’s parachute caught in a tree. He also fought in the trenches – when Arthur was shot, the bullet bounced off this tin and saved his life. He also survived gassing, but this experience badly affected his long-term health. He died in 1953″ Explore Europeana 1914 – 1918
  • The Big Bang: Enthralling Photos of Exploding Bullets

    07/01/2013 4:06:26 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    SmithsonianMag ^ | JUNE 27, 2013 | SMITHSONIAN
    Deborah Bay was in a store that sells building materials in her hometown of Houston, Texas, when she saw a display of bulletproof plexiglass. A few different types of ammunition were lodged in the hard plastic to demonstrate the strength of the product.
  • 2nd Amendment protects our Bullets

    06/09/2013 9:35:34 AM PDT · by dobbyman · 30 replies
    6/9/2013 | dobbyman
    The 2nd Amendment protects our bullets in its first half of the amendment, "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state,..". Well regulated meaning well practiced, well run, well drilled, able to shoot well and accurate from shooting practice, etc. To achieve this, the abundance of bullets and the ease to obtain them inexpensively is necessary and certain. To the California legislature and all other government bodies and agents, obstruction of the free, simple, and inexpensive access to a plentiful supply of ammunition by the militia or the people is a violation of the Constitution...
  • NJ Rep. Leonard Lance: Janet Napolitano Must Explain Bullet Stockpile and Armored Vehicle Purchases

    03/18/2013 5:12:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/18/13 | Jim Hoft
    ATK is one company that won a contract with the Department of Homeland Security to provide 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition in 2012. Last Friday, New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R – 7th District) told constituents that Janet Napolitano must explain to Congress why DHS has purchased 1.6 billion bullets and 2700 armored vehicles for domestic use. The purchase of thousands of fully automatic rifles for he DHS should also be explained.
  • Buying bullets online (VANITY)

    01/14/2013 3:21:23 PM PST · by Fawn · 64 replies
    ME ^ | today | me
    Can someone tell me where to buy reasonably priced bullets online?? Thank you...
  • New York “Cop-Killer” Bullet Correction and Amplification

    04/04/2012 4:40:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    We posted a piece Saturday on the ominous re-appearance of (cue scary music) “cop-killer” bullets in New York. It will probably come as an Earth-shattering, illusion-destroying revelation, but you need to hear the truth from someone, so here it is – sometimes reporters make mistakes. And the author of the New York Post article RF referred to, Kristan Conley, misquoted firearms instructor Kenneth Cooper. Well, that’s what he tells us, anyway. So we invited him to set the record straight. We hope Ken isn’t holding his breath until he gets the same treatment from the Post . . . I...
  • National Lab Seeks Partner to Commercialize Self-Guided Bullet

    03/15/2012 7:05:29 PM PDT · by U-238 · 17 replies
    Wharton Aerospace ^ | 2/02/2012 | Wharton Aerospace
    Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a partnership with a private company to commercialize a new guided bullet that its engineers have invented, according to the U.S. government lab, which is managed by Lockheed Martin. The Sandia researchers, Red Jones and Brian Kast and their colleagues, created a dart-like self-guided bullet for small-caliber firearms that uses laser guidance to hit targets more than a mile away. "We have a very promising technology to guide small projectiles that could be fully developed inexpensively and rapidly," Jones said. The prototype was built using commercially available components and the initial testing in computer simulations...
  • Super bullet could strike target a mile away

    01/31/2012 5:51:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 30 January, 2012 | Daniel Terdiman
    A new design for a self-guiding bullet could allow sharpshooters to accurately fire at targets a full mile away. The bullet, which is still in a prototype phase, is the brainchild of Sandia National Laboratories researchers Red Jones and Brian Kast. It is designed with built-in actuators and tiny fins that should allow it to rapidly adjust its path in flight. Designed with the military, law enforcement, and recreational shooters as potential customers, the bullet is four inches long and has an optical sensor embedded in its nose for the detection of a laser on its target, Sandia said in...
  • Police photo of armed teens posing with a bullet-ridden image of President Obama.

    01/28/2012 8:51:36 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2012 | Ellen Connolly
    The U.S. Secret Service is investigating the origins of a photo on an Arizona police officer's Facebook page that shows a group of armed youths posing in the desert with what appears to be a bullet-ridden image of President Barack Obama on a T-shirt. Max Milien, a Secret Service spokesman, said on Friday that the agency was looking into the picture taken of seven youths, four of them toting guns, that turned up on the Facebook page of Sergeant Pat Shearer of the Peoria, Arizona, police department. 'Any time information is brought to our attention where an individual or a...
  • Errant Bullet Travels 1.5 Miles, Kills Amish Girl

    12/20/2011 9:38:28 AM PST · by TSgt · 310 replies
    WLWT ^ | 12:01 pm EST December 20, 2011 | WLWT
    FREDERICKSBURG, Ohio -- An Ohio sheriff says a man cleaning his muzzle-loading rifle accidentally shot and killed a 15-year-old Amish girl driving a horse-drawn buggy more than a mile away. Holmes County Sheriff Timothy Zimmerly said Tuesday that the accident occurred Thursday night when a man fired his loaded rifle to clean it. He says the victim, Rachel Yoder of Fredericksburg, was nearly 1.5 miles away when she was shot in the head. No charges have been filed. Yoder was shot while traveling to her home in adjacent Wayne County, between Columbus and Akron. She was riding alone after attending...
  • This is bullet-proof human skin – made from spider silk and goat milk. Yes, really.

    08/15/2011 9:47:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    io9 ^ | 8/15/11 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    This is bullet-proof human skin - made from spider silk and goat milk. Yes, really. Jalila Essaidi is testing the limits of human endurance, and it starts by having to milk spider-goats. Spider goats are otherwise innocent-looking goats that have been genetically engineered to produce milk packed with the protein made in spider's silk. (There is no definitive proof that this also gives them a propensity to skitter up walls or hide out in your sock drawer, but I think it does.) Once the goats are milked, Essaidi spins the protein into fiber that is ten times stronger than steel,...
  • An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power

    07/12/2011 10:29:23 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 17 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 07/08/2011 | Greg Ellifritz
    Over a 10-year period, I kept track of stopping power results from every shooting I could find. I talked to the participants of gunfights, read police reports, attended autopsies, and scoured the newspapers, magazines, and Internet for any reliable accounts of what happened to the human body when it was shot. I documented all of the data I could; tracking caliber, type of bullet (if known), where the bullet hit and whether or not the person was incapacitated. I also tracked fatalities, noting which bullets were more likely to kill and which were not. It was an exhaustive project, but...
  • Video:Bullet Removed From Man's Head After 23 Years

    04/21/2011 7:45:55 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 6 replies
    A man who had been living with a bullet in his head for 23 years successfully received surgery in April in the Chinese northern city of Zhang Jiakou, Chinese state media reported on Thursday. (April 21)
  • Sources: Flight From Philadelphia Struck By Stray Bullet

    03/29/2011 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 18 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | March 29, 2011 12:30 PM | philadelphia.cbslocal.com
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Investigators say they now know what caused a small hole in a US Airways plane that travelled from Philadelphia to Charlotte Monday. Sources say a stray bullet struck the rear of the Boeing 737-400 as it was landing in Charlotte. A pilot making a pre-flight inspection during a lay-over discovered the hole towards the rear of the aircraft. “He noticed a small hole in the exterior of the fuselage towards the rear of the aircraft,” said US Airways spokeswoman Liz Landau. Landau said the Boeing 737 arrived at Charlotte from Philadelphia. She said there were no apparent...
  • GIs testing 'smart' weapons that leave nowhere to hide

    11/17/2010 1:38:25 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 11/15/2010 | Stars and Stripes
    The combat zone just got a little more high-tech as soldiers in Afghanistan began testing and training on five prototype weapons that fire smart bullets. Army officials are calling the XM25 Counter Defilade Targeting Engagement System revolutionary since it is the first time soldiers will have a smart weapon in their hands. Smart weapons have some form of a processing unit that allows them to be self-guided or, in this case, have self-adjusting sights and programmable rounds. The XM25 — which is not much bigger than a standard service rifle — fires 25 mm rounds that can be programmed to...
  • Sniper Teams to Increase Accuracy with Guided Rounds

    10/18/2010 9:29:49 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 10/18/2010 | Defense Talk
    Sniper teams remain the most lethal force on the battlefield and have been credited with many successful engagements. As effective as sniper teams are however, their accuracy is fundamentally limited by random variables such as changing winds, muzzle velocity dispersions and round-to-round variations. The DARPA EXtreme ACcuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program aims to maximize the effectiveness of sniper teams while improving their safety. Through EXACTO, DARPA is developing a guided round capability in a .50 caliber platform. It is currently intended to provide snipers the capability to engage targets moving at much greater speeds, in tougher environmental conditions such as...
  • Man shot in head, finds bullet 5 years later(Germany)

    08/27/2010 6:37:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 25 August, 2010 | NA
    HERNE, Germany (KABC) -- It took a man in Germany five years to realize he was walking around with a bullet lodged in his head. Robert Chojecki, 35, is recovering from surgery to remove it. Police say he was hit by the stray 22-caliber bullet during a New Year's Eve celebration. Chojecki says he thought he had bumped his head or was hurt by a firecracker. He says he began to get headaches a year ago, and only went to the doctor recently. Since the bullet had not penetrated his skull, doctors say it was not life-threatening and that he...
  • Police clerk hurt by exploding bullet

    08/26/2010 4:58:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies · 3+ views
    .upi ^ | Aug. 26, 2010
    SACRAMENTO, - A civilian police clerk in Sacramento, Calif., was injured Thursday when she dropped an evidence envelope and a bullet inside exploded. The clerk was hit in the right leg by fragments from the casing, the Sacramento Bee reported. A police spokesman said the bullet was not in a weapon but was loose. She was treated for her injuries at the University of California-Davis Medical Center and was expected to recover completely.
  • 1 million fps Slow Motion video of bullet impacts

    07/16/2010 9:36:51 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 16 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 9/28/2009 | Youtube.com
    For those of you that have not seen it this is a great video of various types of bullets in super slow motion. The techno music is a bit much just turn off the sound and enjoy!
  • Dog owner ordered to pay fines following her pit bull's second attack on another dog this year

    06/22/2010 7:19:06 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    By Elliott Jones Posted June 22, 2010 at 12:19 p.m . STUART — For the second time this year, a pit bull dog in the care of a Stuart woman has attacked another dog in public causing injuries, law enforcement reports show. The woman, Brittany Edwards, 20, of the 1200 block of S.E. Astorwood Place, has been ordered to pay about $3,000 in county fines. She was cited for having an unrestrained dog and for interfering with a county animal control officer. The owner of a golden retriever in the first attack — at Jensen Public Beach on April 7...
  • Dodging the Anti-Semitism Bullet

    06/15/2010 7:54:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 196+ views
    american thinker ^ | 6/15/10 | J.R. Dunn
    The announcement that Helen Thomas has been sent to journalistic Valhalla is good news on several levels. Not only because it at last removes an erratic, out-of-control figure who has represented a political and social embarrassment for decades, but also because it signals that America has once again dodged the anti-Semitism bullet. A country that accepts anti-Semitism is a country on its way to destruction. The historical record could not be clearer on this. Late 19th-century Germany was one of the leading states of the Western world, the heir of Beethoven and Goethe, a standard-setter for the sciences, the humanities,...
  • Smaller Bullet Gets The Longer Shot

    05/23/2010 6:29:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 30 replies · 1,847+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 5/17/2010 | James Dinnigan
    It was recently revealed that, last November, a British sniper (corporal Craig Harrison) set a new distance record when he killed two Taliban in Afghanistan, at a range of 2,620 meters (8,596 feet). He did this with a L115A3 rifle firing the 8.6mm Lapua Magnum round. The previous record was held by a Canadian soldier, corporal Rob Furlong, who dropped an al Qaeda gunman at 2,573 meters (7,972 feet) in 2002, also in Afghanistan. Furlong, however, was using a 12.7mm (.50 caliber) rifle. These weapons are good at 2,000 meters or more, but weigh twice as much as the 6.8...
  • Politicians in mad rush for bullet-proof cars

    04/23/2010 8:55:02 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 461+ views
    http://www.punchng.com ^ | Saturday, 24 Apr 2010 | By Everest Onyewuchi
    The spate of kidnappings, assassinations, political murders and general insecurity in the country may have forced politicians, top government officials, wealthy businessmen and other affluent Nigerians into a rush for bullet-proof cars. Latest information released to our correspondent by a top American auto armouring company also revealed that the closeness of the 2011 general election has caused politicians to massively place orders for heavily fortified anti-ballistic vehicles. Following reports that politicians and wealthy Nigerians had expanded the internal security around their residences, particularly in the face of high profile kidnappings, our correspondent made an online enquiry from the Country Representative...
  • An M-16 In Your Pocket

    04/19/2010 6:44:07 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 68 replies · 2,346+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 419/2010 | Strategy Page
    One area of weapons development that has seen a lot of new, but generally unnoticed, developments in the past decade is the PDW (Personal Defense Weapon, or pistol replacement). One recent example is the Rock River Arms PPS (Performance Piston System) Pistol. This is a 5.56mm weapon that uses a new internal design. It has a short gas piston, with the recoil spring and guide rod over the 21cm (8 inch) barrel. The entire weapon (which does not have a stock) is 44.5cm (17.5 inches) long and weighs 2.2 kg (5 pounds). There are single shot and full automatic versions,...
  • Bullet That Struck Eric Cantor's Office Appears to Have Been Randomly Fired

    03/26/2010 11:51:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies · 1,793+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/26/2010
    A bullet that hit a window in Republican U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor's office building appears to have been fired randomly into the air, police said Thursday. Cantor announced at a Capitol Hill news conference Thursday that a shot had been fired into his Richmond campaign office. In addressing reporters, he denounced threats and vandalism against Democrats who passed sweeping health care reform legislation that has angered conservatives, but accused senior Democrats of inciting retribution against Republicans. "It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain," Cantor told reporters. Cantor said he receives threats because he is...
  • Strange - Koosh Bullets

    02/02/2010 2:49:09 PM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 16 replies · 726+ views
    Notoriously Conservative ^ | 02 02 10 | Notoriously Conservative
    Via Notoriously ConservativeI'm a little hesitant to shoot toys at an intruder only to have them return fire with adult bullets. I'll stick with my .45, I think. Lightfield has been selling these projectiles to law enforcement agencies and wildlife officials for years. Each round is filled with a soft projectile that resembles a koosh ball. They look like toys, because they're made by a Chinese toy factory. The best thing about them is that they aren't likely to kill someone even if they are fired at point blank range. They're so soft that they're almost incapable of penetrating the...
  • 4-year-old killed by celebratory bullet (in church with his mother)

    01/01/2010 4:46:43 PM PST · by rawhide · 211 replies · 5,766+ views
    ajc.com ^ | 1-1-10 | Alexis Stevens
    A 4-year-old boy attending a New Year's Eve church service with his family was killed when a stray bullet came through the roof, hitting him in the head. The boy, Marquel Peters, was sitting beside his mother in the sanctuary during an intermission, said Lloyd Phipps, senior pastor at the Church of God of Prophecy near Decatur. About 350 people were gathered in the DeKalb County church on Covington Drive, waiting for a concert to begin at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Phipps said. "We heard a loud pop, which we now assume was when the bullet came through the roof," Phipps...
  • Bullet Impact at 1 million Frames per Second (Wednesday gun porn)

    10/14/2009 5:18:07 AM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 11 replies · 1,259+ views
    Kurzzeit.com? ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Wednesday gun porn break.
  • Bullet hit woman a mile away

    07/23/2009 4:59:38 PM PDT · by Flavius · 128 replies · 3,905+ views
    upi ^ | 6/23/09 | upi
    A California nightclub bouncer who fired a gun into the air to break up a fight faces felony charges after the bullet hit a woman a mile away, police say.
  • Iranian Father Told He Must Pay for the Bullet That Killed His Son

    06/23/2009 2:56:23 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies · 535+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-23-09 | Mike's America
    Such is the evil of a regime Obama seems reluctant to denounce! Son's Death Has Iranian Family Asking Why By FARNAZ FASSIHI Wall Street Journal JUNE 23, 2009 TEHRAN—The family, clad in black, stood at the curb of the road sobbing. A middle-aged mother slapped her cheeks, letting out piercing wails. The father, a frail man who worked as a doorman at a clinic in central Tehran, wept quietly with his head bowed. Minutes before, an ambulance had arrived from Tehran's morgue carrying the body of their only son, 19-year-old Kaveh Alipour. On Saturday, amid the most violent clashes between...
  • Tea Party - Why are you here? Give me your bullet points.

    04/14/2009 9:42:12 PM PDT · by PureSolace · 32 replies · 1,115+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | Right Now | Me, Myself and I
    Tea Parties! All Across the land. Here's my question to the Freepers here who are going to or are supporting the Tea Parties: If a camera and reporter was thrust in your face, and they ask this question, "So, why are you here? what is this Tea Party about?" how would you answer? What would be your set of bullet points you want to tell the local leaders, the local populace and the world?!
  • Sales of guns, ammo still high

    03/13/2009 9:51:15 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 23 replies · 2,219+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 13 March 2009 | KELLY BOSTIAN
       Sales of guns, ammo still high by: KELLY BOSTIAN World Outdoors WriterFriday, March 13, 2009 3/13/2009 11:16:57 AM Correction: This story originally reported the wrong years when comparing the number of permit applications. The cutline incorrectly identified the .40 and .45 caliber bullets. The story and cutline have been corrected. Related Story: Liberals told to leave: An instructor for a hunter safety course orders Obama voters to get out of his class. Four months after the election of President Barack Obama, firearms and ammunition sales in Tulsa remain at a fever pitch. Popular self-protection ammunition is often sold...
  • France:Letter and bullet received 'threatening Nicolas Sarkozy's life'

    02/28/2009 11:43:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 810+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 02/28/09
    Letter and bullet received 'threatening Nicolas Sarkozy's life' A French senator said Friday that he received a letter threatening his life and that of President Nicolas Sarkozy. The envelope also contained a bullet, Sen Jacques Blanc said. Last Updated: 8:28AM GMT 28 Feb 2009 He was the second senator to receive a death threat this month. State prosecutor Rene Pagis said antiterrorist officers are investigating. Mr Blanc, of the governing UMP party, told The Associated Press the letter also threatened government ministers, but he did not provide details. Mr Blanc said he was travelling when the letter arrived at his...
  • Police bullet bounces off skull of murder suspect Daniel Tice

    01/10/2009 6:44:28 AM PST · by Right Wing Assault · 42 replies · 2,895+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 01-10-2009 | Michael Sangiacomo
    Police Chief Kenneth Ray said he never would have believed it if he hadn't seen it: A murder suspect was shot in the head by police, and the bullet bounced off the man's skull. That considered, 32-year-old Daniel Tice was lucky to be in a hospital room Friday. But he still must face charges stemming from a seven-hour standoff Thursday night in which his estranged wife was killed.
  • Cell phone blocks stray bullet, saves man's life

    11/22/2008 5:11:25 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 59 replies · 2,174+ views
    St. Tammany News ^ | 11/19/08 | Matthew Penix
    Driving his John Deere tractor Saturday, Richard was suddenly thumped with a pain “like a hard punch jumped up” and bit him in the heart. He bent over and grasped his sweater. Then he took it off to get a closer look. A .45-caliber bullet casing tumbled out, clattered onto the tractor and fell on the ground. He’d just been shot. It was a stray bullet, and it tore through his sweater, leaving a 1/2-inch hole, where it entered into the top center pocket of his coveralls and hit his cell phone. The bullet, coming in at a 45-degree angle,...
  • We Dodged a Bullet (The MSM is not relevant anymore) Reference/Vanity

    10/29/2008 7:58:47 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 36 replies · 817+ views
    N/A yet ^ | November 5, 2008 | Me
    McCain won the election despite the hoopla from the MSM. We can not rest on our laurels now. We should continue to investigate Obama. After all, he is still a U.S. Senator, and will probably run again. Of all the rumors that were posted, 80% have been proven. There are still 20% left unvetted by us. The MSM is now completely focused on Todd Palin and his mother Blanche (Roberts) Kallstrom. We cannot and should not expect the NY Times, ABC, NBC, et al to bother with traditional investigative journalism. We need to be the investigator and dig this stuff...
  • In with a bullet (forensic bullet-tagging technology)

    08/07/2008 10:14:57 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 36 replies · 188+ views
    A new bullet-tagging technology being developed in the UK could give forensic teams a robust new tool in the fight against gun crime. The breakthrough has been achieved by a multidisciplinary team from Brighton, Brunel, Cranfield, Surrey and York universities, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Project partners include the Forensic Science Service, BAE Systems and coatings manufacturer Andura. The tags, which measure 30 microns in diameter, are applied to gun cartridges by being embedded in cartridge coatings made from polylactic acid, sucrose ester and tetrahydrofuran. They then attach themselves to the hands or gloves...
  • British Soldier Survives Bullet Through Brain

    06/15/2008 9:50:10 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 11 replies · 294+ views
    Telegraph UK | 06.16.2008 | Telegraph UK
    A British soldier told yesterday how he survived after a Taliban sniper’s bullet passed through his brain. Sergeant Alistair McKinney of the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment said the bullet entered his head above his left eye, went through his brain and exited his skull above his right ear. Sgt McKinney, 36, was hit by sniper fire from hills as he patrolled the perimeter fence of his base at Musa Qala, Afghanistan in August 2005. He has no recollection of the shooting. He said: “The bullet smashed my forehead just above the left eye, went through part of my brain...
  • Chef Paul Prudhomme grazed by bullet (just a flesh wound, he kept on cooking)

    03/25/2008 8:15:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,847+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/08 | AP
    GRETNA, La. - Celebrated chef Paul Prudhomme was setting up his cooking tent on the practice range at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Tuesday morning when he felt a sting in his right arm, just above his elbow. Prudhomme shook his shirt sleeve and a .22 caliber bullet fell to the ground, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. Deputies believe Prudhomme was hit by a falling bullet, probably shot about 9:30 a.m. from somewhere within a 1 1/2-mile radius of the golf course, said Col. John Fortunato. Prudhomme did not require medical attention. "He thought...
  • Bullet-proof science project could save lives[Canada][Entrepreneur]

    12/02/2007 8:50:14 AM PST · by BGHater · 11 replies · 452+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | 02 Dec 2007 | CTV.ca News Staff
    An RCMP sniper fires at Darren Shulte's non-ceramic bullet-proof vest to see if it can withstand the shots. Darren Shulte of St. Albert, Alta., created the plate five years ago for a junior high school science fair. Defence Minister Peter MacKay speaks with Shulte while looking over his plate on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007. CTV.ca News Staff   Updated: Sun. Dec. 2 2007 7:28 AM ET RCMP snipers took aim at Darren Shulte's Grade 9 science project this week, firing at his non-ceramic bullet-proof plate to see if it could save lives. Shulte, of St. Albert, Alta., created the plate...
  • Man Coughs Up Bullet, Avoids Paralysis

    10/15/2007 4:48:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 137+ views
    NBC11 ^ | 10/12/07
    Man Coughs Up Bullet, Avoids Paralysis Projectile Was Lodged Near Man's Spine POSTED: 7:08 am PDT October 12, 2007 UPDATED: 7:13 am PDT October 12, 2007 LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -- A 19-year-old shooting victim in Washington state was spared paralysis after he coughed up the bullet that was stuck near his spine. Austin Askins was shot in the mouth by a stranger over Labor Day weekend, authorities said. The bullet was lodged near his spine and doctors said they wouldn't be able to remove it. However, Askins was having trouble breathing and swallowing after the shooting. He was on his...
  • Shepherd boy wounded by stray bullet, receives care from MNF-West

    10/09/2007 5:41:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 500+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Ryan M. Blaich
    AL FAYIL, Iraq (Oct. 6, 2007) -- Whenever coalition forces drive into a village children come running, screaming and waving. “Mista, mista, you give me futbol,” or “Mista, please, chocolate, give me,” are the most common phrases used by Iraqi children. As soon as the trucks stop they are engulfed by a frenzy of children, resembling an ice cream truck on a hot summer day. But recently, Marines brought more than soccer balls and candy to this small farming community; they brought home a child wounded by war. He is thirteen and shy. His black hair is short and his...
  • After Surviving Sniper’s Bullet, Soldier Looks to Future

    08/13/2007 5:29:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 353+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    FORT COLLINS, Colo., Aug. 13, 2007 – Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Keil volunteered for his first tour in Iraq. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Keil and his wife, Tracy, were the guests of honor at American Military Family's "Hoedown for Heroes" tribute event held at the Larimer (Colo.) County Fairgrounds on Aug. 11, 2007. While he was on a second tour in Iraq, Matt was hit by a sniper's bullet, which left him a quadriplegic. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. His decision had less to do with making sure he was in the thick...
  • First-ever gunshot victim found (History)

    06/21/2007 9:13:21 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 20 replies · 573+ views
    AP via The Times of India ^ | 21 Jun, 2007 l 0051 hrs IST | AP
    WASHINGTON: The musket blast was sudden and deadly, the killing nearly 500 years ago of what may have been the first gunshot victim in the Western Hemisphere. "We didn't expect it. We saw this skull and saw the almost round hole and thought people must have been shooting around here recently," said Guillermo Cock, an archaeologist who found the remains near Lima, Peru. But he realised that the skull was ancient, and a recent bullet strike would simply have shattered it, Cock said. The skull was found among a large group of bones of ancient Incas, who had died violently...
  • Doctors remove bullet from Chinese woman's skull - 64 years after it entered

    05/29/2007 7:30:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 581+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | May 29, 2007
    SHANGHAI, China (AP) - Chinese doctors have removed a three-centimetre-long bullet from a woman's skull - 64 years after she was shot by Japanese Imperial Army troops, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Jin Guangying, 77, left hospital on May 3 and is reportedly in good condition following the four-hour operation, the Shanghai Daily said. "It's a miracle," Zhou Hong, the head of surgery at Renci Hospital in Jin's native province of Jiangsu, was quoted as saying.
  • Solar System Is "Bullet Shaped"

    05/11/2007 4:17:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 1,077+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 5/10/07 | Brian Handwerk
    Our solar system flies through space in the shape of a speeding bullet, according to data from NASA's two Voyager spacecraft. The sun and its planets are known to streak through the void of space at approximately 62,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) an hour. The system travels within a bubble of solar wind—made of charged particles from the sun—called the heliosphere. The edge of this bubble collides with the Milky Way galaxy's magnetic field at a distance some 200 times farther from the sun than Earth is. A research team led by Merav Opher at Virginia's George Mason University found that,...