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  • [snip] you see at the range

    09/27/2014 11:32:32 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 41 replies ^ | 9/26/14 | Max Slowik
    Just of few of the personalities shooters get to know on the firing line.
  • A Reporter’s Clueless Report on ‘Rubber Bullets’

    08/18/2014 1:36:17 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 27 replies
    IJReview ^ | 8/18/2014 | Soopermexican
    Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly made pretty much all of Twitter do a double-take, check again to make sure he wasn’t joking, then double over in laughter and ridicule. And he did it with just one little tweet:
  • Slidell police: Woman checks in to hospital pretending to be her dead sister

    08/13/2014 2:43:30 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 29 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/13/14 | Heather Nolan
    A Slidell woman allegedly was trying to avoid paying her hospital bill by using her dead sister's name, birth date, and Social Security number when she checked in to a local hospital last week. At the time, police said she was wearing the deceased woman's memorial shirt.
  • After An Injured Vet Waits 2 Years For A Wheelchair, These Lowe’s Employees Do What The VA Won’t

    07/14/2014 9:22:41 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 32 replies
    IJReview ^ | 7/14/14 | Caroline Schaeffer
    Veteran Michael Sulsona had been waiting on a new wheelchair from the VA for years. After receiving no help, his broke down inside a Lowe’s. That’s when three strangers stepped in to help.
  • Rats Can Feel Regret Like Humans, Study Reveals

    06/10/2014 5:57:55 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 26 replies ^ | June 08, 2014 | Adam P Steiner & A David Redish
    According to a new study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, rats can feel regret – a cognitive behavior once thought to be uniquely human. “Regret is the recognition that you made a mistake, that if you had done something else, you would have been better off,” said Prof David Redish from the University of Minnesota, who is the senior author on the study.
  • The Ten Most Bizarre Ideas For Using Nuclear Weapons

    05/20/2014 11:29:20 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 46 replies
    io9 ^ | 5-20-14 | Mark Strauss
    When you're a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. And if you have several thousand nuclear warheads just lying around, it seems a shame not to put them to good use. Here are ten of the most bizarre proposals for nuclear bomb use over the decades.
  • Dynamic Grip Recognition smart guns just two years away, researchers say

    05/09/2014 7:39:11 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 41 replies ^ | 5/08/14 | Chris Eger
    Researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology advise that the next generation of biometric-equipped smart guns is as little as two years away from being fully mature. These guns would use Dynamic Grip Recognition, which is a series of electronic sensors and microchips housed inside the grip of the handgun. These piezoelectric sensors record the user’s grip signature, which then either allows or disallows access to the trigger package.
  • Jobless in Seattle

    05/03/2014 6:06:04 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 30 replies
    Slate ^ | May 2 2014 | Jordan Weissmann
    If Seattle succeeds in raising its minimum wage to $15, the city will suffer.
  • Minnesota teen made bombs, stockpiled guns in prep for school massacre: police

    05/02/2014 5:54:11 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 54 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    John David Ladue, 17, had made several pressure-cooker bombs and bought an assault rifle and several other guns as he prepared to wreak terror on his Waseca classmates, authorities say. The teen was obsessed with other school shooters and kept a 180-page notebook with critiques of those massacres — and plans for his own.
  • Oklahoma's botched lethal injection starts new front in battle over executions

    04/30/2014 6:39:14 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed April 30, 2014 | Ed Payne, Josh Levs, and Greg Botelho,
    A botched execution in Oklahoma has become the latest in a string of incidents raising questions about the drugs being used and the constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment.
  • California gun shop drops the smart gun after furious backlash

    03/13/2014 1:11:29 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 8, 2014 | Joseph Smith
    A California shooting club that was “the only outlet in the country” selling the first smart gun is “facing a furious backlash from customers and gun rights supporters,” as reported by Michael S. Rosenwald in the Washington Post: Attacks in online forums and social networks against the Oak Tree Gun Club have prompted the store to back away from any association with the Armatix iP1 smart gun…
  • Over 100 published science journal articles just gibberish

    03/01/2014 6:35:04 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 01, 2014 | Maxim Lott
    Do scientific papers ever seem like unreadable gibberish to you? Well, sometimes they really are. Some 120 papers published in established scientific journals over the last few years have been found to be frauds, created by nothing more than an automated word generator that puts random, fancy-sounding words together in plausible sentence structures. As a result they have been pulled from the journals that originally published them.
  • Find the sniper quiz (10 Pictures)

    02/13/2014 10:05:24 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 22 replies ^ | 2/13/14 | Daniel Terrill
    “(The snipers) dig little holes — or “nests,” as they call them — and hang out there for a bit before popping up and putting a bullet through someone’s skull from more than a mile away,” Menner writes.
  • Connecticut Gun Owners Fail to Register; Officials Push “Amnesty”

    01/27/2014 2:45:54 PM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 30 replies ^ | Monday, 27 January 2014 | Alex Newman
    After Connecticut enacted one of the most draconian gun-control regimes in America, official estimates suggest that the overwhelming majority of the citizens targeted by the latest assault on gun rights failed to comply. Indeed, analysts say it appears that most people largely ignored the new statute, which purports to ban numerous non-registered “assault” weapons and standard-capacity magazines. Now, despite resistance by the governor, state lawmakers are reportedly “scrambling” to come up with a possible amnesty plan allowing gun owners to register past the deadline.
  • Kathleen Sebelius gets embarrassing gift at Memphis event

    11/02/2013 8:36:11 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 125 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | November 2, 2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Memphis, Tenn., for an education and outreach session about the health care marketplace, when a state senator presented her with a gift she didn’t appear to be happy to receive.
  • Justin Bieber fanatic undergoes plastic surgery to look like pop star

    10/21/2013 8:28:30 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 20, 2013 | Chiderah Monde
    A Los Angeles man named Toby Sheldon took being a "Belieber" to another level. The 33-year-old songwriter reportedly spent his life savings on surgeries to look like his idol, 19-year-old pop star Justin Bieber.
  • Firing at Man in Times Square, Police Wound Two Bystanders

    09/15/2013 6:00:42 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 30 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | September 15, 2013 | MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
    Confronted by an agitated man who at one point lay down in the middle of a crowded intersection in Times Square, two police officers fired shots late Saturday evening at the man, striking two bystanders instead, the police said.
  • Black robbers used $2,000 white masks to fool victims in $200,000 'Town'-style stickup, prosecutors

    07/31/2013 11:55:54 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2013 | SELIM ALGAR
    Somebody deserves an Oscar for special effects. A crafty trio of black robbers bought amazingly lifelike disguises from a Hollywood special-effects firm to transform themselves into white guys for a brazen Queens heist — and their get-ups were so good, their victims had no clue they were in masks.
  • Disturbing chart shows rise in “justified killings” of blacks in U.S.

    07/14/2013 8:30:32 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 66 replies
    io9 ^ | July 13. 2013 | Annalee Newitz
    George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of murdering the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida. Many Americans were not shocked. And there's a good reason why. Hard data shows that recent U.S. laws make it easy for blacks to be gunned down without anyone being found guilty of murder.
  • Jamie Foxx looks insane as Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2 (how to kill a successful franchise)

    07/11/2013 6:06:24 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 35 replies
    io9 ^ | July 10, 2013 | Meredith Woerner
    Behold the first official picture of Jamie Foxx as Spider-Man's new nemesis in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In other news, Andrew Garfield is open to making Peter Parker gay by swapping Mary Jane out for a boy, Mark Johnson.
  • In Light of Sandy Hook, Jim Carrey Won’t Support Kick-Ass 2

    06/24/2013 6:59:52 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 17 replies
    Vulture ^ | 6/23/13 | Zach Dionne
    Perhaps having just gotten around to watching the Kick-Ass 2 trailer, Jim Carrey tweeted some reservations on Sunday evening. "I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,"
  • Psychiatrist warned campus police about Aurora shooter a month before mass murder

    04/05/2013 1:05:05 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 5, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    In a revelation that may have Colorado voters rethinking their state’s push on gun control, court documents revealed that the mass shooting in Aurora that killed 12 and injured 70 more could have been prevented by law enforcement. The psychiatrist for suspect, James Holmes, had warned campus police that Holmes was dangerous and homicidal a month before the shooting took place. Lynne Fenton even told the police that Holmes had begun to stalk and threaten her, and yet no action was apparently taken:
  • Make Mine a Double: Five ‘Biden’ approved home defense shotguns

    03/02/2013 6:46:19 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 27 replies ^ | 3/01/13 | David Higginbotham
    I think its high-time we cut our Vice President a bit of slack. Ol’ double barrel Biden’s recent conciliatory gestures regarding the time-honored approach of shooting first, and asking questions later, have brought fundamental issues of home defense to the national stage. Where they belong.
  • 'No Red Tape'? New Jersey Turns Away Non-union Relief Crews

    11/02/2012 8:06:15 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Nov 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    How desperate is hurricane-ravaged New Jersey? Not desperate enough to suspend a union monopoly that keeps the state in the bottom ten states for economic competitiveness (and #48 for business friendliness). Relief crews from Alabama who were specifically called to New Jersey found themselves diverted to Long Island, NY after they arrived because they use non-union labor. Alabama is a right-to-work state.
  • Is school at fault in 12 deaths?

    08/04/2012 5:59:31 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 19 replies ^ | August 3, 2012
    In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy five years ago, the University of Colorado and other schools across the U.S. created "threat assessment teams" to identify and take action against students who might turn violent. Now, in the aftermath of the movie theater rampage in Aurora, some are wondering whether the system broke down.
  • Accused Theater Shooter’s Psychiatrist Warned Colleagues of Possible Danger

    08/02/2012 12:00:49 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 50 replies
    Time ^ | August 2, 2012 | Madison Gray
    The university psychiatrist who was examining accused movie theater shooter James Holmes found his behavior so erratic that she brought it to the attention of a group that measures the possibility of violent campus threats.
  • Colorado shooting suspect 'sent writings to university'

    07/25/2012 8:05:51 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25 July 2012
    University of Colorado Denver confirmed it had received a suspicious package on Monday that it gave to the authorities, but they did not identify the sender. US news outlets reported the suspect, neuroscience drop-out James Holmes, mailed writings that included crude drawings of people being shot
  • Jerry Brown's plea to voters: 'Please increase taxes temporarily'

    05/14/2012 2:59:21 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 14, 2012 | Chris Megerian and Anthony York
    Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal for closing California's $16-billion funding gap includes 4-day state workweeks and Medi-Cal cuts. He warns that cuts will be even more severe if voters reject tax hikes on the November ballot.
  • 50 Years Later, a Bullying Case Snares Romney

    05/10/2012 7:08:30 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 76 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | May 10, 2012 | ASHLEY PARKER and JODI KANTOR
    The day after President Obama endorsed gay marriage, Mitt Romney found himself responding to allegations that as a teenager he taunted a prep school classmate who later came out as gay.
  • Sexually thwarted flies turn to drink

    03/17/2012 5:50:27 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 9 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times News Service ^ | March 16. 2012 | Benedict Carey
    They were young males on the make, and they struck out not once, not twice, but a dozen times with a group of attractive females hovering nearby. So they did what so many men do after being repeatedly rejected: They got drunk, using alcohol as a balm for unfulfilled desire. And not one flew off in search of a rotting banana.
  • Penn Judge: Muslims Allowed to Attack People for Insulting Mohammad

    02/27/2012 7:40:00 PM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 42 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Jonathon Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, reports on a disturbing case in which a state judge in Pennsylvania threw out an assault case involving a Muslim attacking an atheist for insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Judge Mark Martin, an Iraq war veteran and a convert to Islam, threw the case out in what appears to be an invocation of Sharia law.
  • NJ flags to fly at half-staff for Whitney Houston

    02/15/2012 6:36:41 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 26 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 2/14/2011
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will order flags flown at half-staff Saturday in memory of Whitney Houston.
  • 1.8 MILLION dead people still registered to vote in the U.S., study says

    02/14/2012 12:37:32 PM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 28 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | February 14, 2012 | Braden Goyette
    At least 1.8 million registered voters won’t be showing up to the polls this fall - because they’re dead. The shocking finding emerged in a report from the Pew Center on the States that concluded a whopping 24 million - or one in eight - of the nation’s active voter registrations have serious errors. In addition to the 1.8 million dead on America’s rolls of registered voters, the study, released Tuesday, also found that 2.75 million in the U.S. are registered as active voters in more than one state.
  • Black Friday shoppers pepper-sprayed in Calif.

    11/25/2011 6:14:05 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 25, 2011
    Twenty people, including children, were injured when a woman at a San Fernando Valley Walmart store used mace against other customers in what authorities referred to as a "competitive shopping" incident.
  • You Can’t Rely On American Cars Because American Car Makers Rely On Bailouts

    10/27/2011 7:26:26 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 20 replies
    Redstate ^ | Wednesday, October 26th | Repair_Man_Jack
    The Consumer Reports Company just rated the reliability of 28 makes of automobile from around the world. No American car manufacturer scored better than 13th in ordinal ranking. Ranked on a Lickert Scale from 1 to 5, Jeep, the best American competitor, scores approximately 3.0. No American car does better than average at staying in one piece. This raises a fair question: did we really save GM and Chrysler or did we just screw the bondholders to put off the inevitable?
  • Sources: FDNY Concerned Zuccotti Park Turning Into Firetrap

    10/25/2011 12:45:46 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 33 replies
    CBS NY ^ | October 24, 2011 | Lou Young
    There’s a growing cause for concern down at Zuccotti Park. Sources told CBS 2 on Monday night the FDNY is looking into possible fire hazard situations that could put protesters at risk. Fire prevention experts at the Department notified the Mayor’s Office of the potential problem. There are apparently lots of ways for a fire to start and not enough planning about how to put one out. It’s a concern that could impact the future of this encampment.
  • Dear Democratic Party Contributor...

    10/13/2011 6:08:44 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 7 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 10/12/2011 | Ivan Betinov
    Dear Democratic Party Contributor: Our records show that you have not yet made your contribution to President Obama's Reelection Campaign Fund. The good news is, it's not too late for you to do so. It is very important that you send your contribution in as soon as possible, and forward this to everyone in your e-mail address book. If you break the chain, bad luck will befall you in less than a week.
  • Obama says Republicans would 'cripple' America

    09/26/2011 6:07:17 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 24 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | 9/26/11 | Stephen Collinson
    President Barack Obama will fulfill his vow to sell his jobs plan in the four corners of America Monday, after warning a Republican win in 2012 elections could "cripple" the country. Obama was to appear in a town-hall style meeting sponsored by executive social network LinkedIn in San Jose, before tapping donors in Democratic strongholds in San Diego and Los Angeles. Faced with a recalcitrant Congress and Republicans who accuse him of waging class warfare over his call to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires, Obama told supporters Sunday to brace for a "tough" reelection campaign.
  • Meet the Democratic Party, Up Close and Personal (Bad Language Video Warning)

    09/10/2011 7:27:35 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 9, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    We linked yesterday to Dana Loesch’s post on a violent attack by union longshoremen in Washington: Earlier this morning 500 or so members of the AFL-CIO stormed a port in Washington, vandalized the facility, reportedly cut the brake lines of train cars, and held six guards hostage. Shockingly, no one was arrested. Earlier that week a judge issued a restraining order against this same group after they clashed with police while brandishing bats and issuing death threats. Remarkably, this union violence seems to have received hardly any national news coverage. Local reporters did follow up on the story, however, and...
  • Falling Skies

    07/05/2011 6:12:21 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 56 replies
    7/5/11 | Vanity
    This is my first vanity post, so forgive me if I didn't post this in the right place. As a science fiction fan, I've been enjoying the new Spielberg show, Falling Skies, on TNT. It's the story of the aftermath of an alien invasion of our planet. All of the characters have suffered unimaginable loss. They struggle to survive against an enemy that is relentlessly hunting them down, with the objective of either subjecting them to a form of mindless slavery or exterminating them. Something happened in the last episode which just blew me away. In the closing scene, the...
  • Conan O’Brien Delivers The Year’s Best Commencement Speech

    06/18/2011 9:13:29 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 18 replies
    Gawker ^ | Jun 13, 2011 | Margaret Hartmann
    Future graduation speakers should take note of the format Conan O'Brien used when speaking to this year's Dartmouth grads: 20 minutes of stand up with life lessons buried so deep that you almost don't notice them.
  • California man diving for bin Laden's body

    06/12/2011 7:54:31 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 12, 2011 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    An eccentric California salvage diver is fishing for proof that al Qaeda overlord Osama bin Laden is really dead. Bill Warren, 59, has vowed to scour the north Arabian Sea to find the corpse and deliver photographic evidence that he was killed.
  • Global Press Freedom at Lowest Level in More Than Decade

    05/03/2011 5:23:19 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 4 replies
    Voice of America ^ | May 03, 2011 | William Ide
    Freedom House, a U.S.-based group that monitors human rights around the world says the number of people with access to free and independent media has declined to its lowest level in more than a decade. In its newly released annual survey, the group says several key countries saw significant declines last year and that only one-in-six people live in countries with a press designated as free.
  • Conservatives poke Obama's Facebook town hall

    04/20/2011 2:15:38 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 20, 2011 | Michael A. Memoli
    In an early social media skirmish in the 2012 campaign, a conservative political group claims to have forced Facebook to temporarily shut down the event page for President Obama's online town hall meeting after steering hundreds of negative comments to the site.
  • Techie Toilet Ships in April

    04/16/2011 6:32:23 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 34 replies
    PCWorld ^ | Apr 16, 2011 | Paul Suarez
    In the market for a new toilet? Before heading down to the neighborhood hardware store and dropping a few Benjamins on a regular pooper, you might want to take a look at Kohler's newest flushing masterpiece, the Numi. This bathroom bad boy has a motion-activated lid and seat; integrated air dryer; a heated seat; feet warmers; ambient lighting; built-in speakers with FM radio and an MP3 player input jack. Still not convinced this is your next toilet? It's all controlled by a detachable touch screen remote that can save settings for up to six users.
  • School of Glock

    03/11/2011 6:01:24 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 9, 2011 | GAIL COLLINS
    It’s been nearly nine weeks since that tragic shooting in Tucson, and you may be wondering whether there’s been any gun legislation proposed in the aftermath.
  • ANALYSIS: Tim Goodman Asks, Did Keith Olbermann Just Make a Huge Mistake?

    02/12/2011 5:08:51 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 23 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/8/2011 | Tim Goodman
    Keith Olbermann knows a lot about history. And media. And comebacks. So no doubt he’s familiar with the last time a big name anchor had an acrimonious fall out with his employer, only to turn up on a tiny cable channel, preaching the joys of freedom to do whatever he wanted. our editor recommends How Keith Olbermann Landed at Current TVRelated Topics •Keith OlbermannThat man was Dan Rather. And he’s at HDNet. If your first reaction to that was, “Dan Rather’s still alive?” Or, “HDWhat?,” then, well, Olbermann might have some issues ahead of him as he goes over to...
  • 7 items that will cause a man to never leave his home

    01/31/2011 10:43:38 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 64 replies
    guyism ^ | Shawn Norris
    Guys like things. We often work very hard to acquire these things. Guys shop with purpose. We go shopping for items that make our living space more comfortable and more importantly, we are shopping for things that will make other guys envious. However, sometimes we have a tendency to buy items that make it more difficult for us to leave or places of residence. For men, it’s not shoes, stylish dresses and new purses we are shopping for. We need “man” stuff. Things like popular electronic devices, a new driver, or a sex robot. Wait, a sex robot?
  • Super Bowl may trigger heart attacks

    01/31/2011 7:19:02 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | January 31, 2011 | Matt McMillen
    This Sunday's Super Bowl could prove to be a real heartbreaker for some fans of the losing team. A new study suggests that the emotional stress fans feel after a loss may trigger fatal heart attacks, especially in people who already have heart disease. Stress generates the so-called fight-or-flight response, which causes sharp upticks in heart rate and blood pressure that can strain the heart.
  • Could a U.S. government crackdown take America off the internet?

    01/29/2011 9:03:30 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 105 replies
    io9 ^ | Jan 29, 2011 | Annalee Newitz
    With the threat of today's protests looming in Egypt, on Thursday Egyptian authorities cut the nation off the internet. No online communication could pass in or out of the country. We investigated whether a similar lockdown could happen in America.