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  • A 63-year-old engineer is Japan's 'last ninja'

    08/19/2012 10:46:58 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 37 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | Aug 19, 2012 | Miwa Suzuki
    A 63-year-old former engineer may not fit the typical image of a dark-clad assassin with deadly weapons who can disappear into a cloud of smoke. But Jinichi Kawakami is reputedly Japan's last ninja. As the 21st head of the Ban clan, a line of ninjas that can trace its history back some 500 years, Kawakami is considered by some to be the last living guardian of Japan's secret spies.
  • Man builds himself bionic hands

    08/15/2012 1:34:05 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 24 replies
    www.yahoo.com ^ | Aug. 15, 2012 | EuroPics/CEN/Yahoo
    After the accident, Sun Jifa, 51, of Guanmashan, Jilin province, in northern China, desperately needed to work on his family farm, according to the Daily Mail. “I survived, but I had no hands,” he explained.
  • Network News anti self defense/anti second amendment segment? (vanity)

    07/21/2012 2:58:50 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 5 replies
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    Last night, I watched a news segment of store owners, workers, and patrons fighting off armed criminals. The segment referred to it as "vigilantism", I and sane people call it self defense. They go on to interview a business owner who shot at and fought off some robbers, but then they go to some "expert" who describes fighting back as "suicide". They give two examples, a good man who tries to bludgeon a bad guy with a gun with a bottle but gets shot and a store worker who shoots at the robbers and gets fired for it. The former...
  • Colo. Family Tries to Regain Home From Occupiers (Major frothing mouth in anger warning!)

    07/17/2012 9:52:52 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 92 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | July 16, 2012 | SUSANNA KIM
    Dayna Donovan was in for a surprise when she learned two strangers had been living in her Littleton, Colo., home for eight months. They still haven't moved out despite a judge's ruling they had to be out by the weekend. On Thursday, a judge in Arapahoe County ruled that Veronica Fernandez-Beleta and Jose Rafael Leyva-Caraveo, the two people who were living in the home, had to move out by Saturday morning. But as of Monday evening, Donovan, 43, said the two were still there.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT RISES... Against Occupiers?!

    05/03/2012 7:19:30 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 1 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | May 3, 2012 | Steven Crowder
    Great youtube sketch/monologue with "Batman" dissing OWS
  • Practical Post Scarcity: Open Source Solutions (video of greener commie with cool tech)

    02/24/2012 12:01:54 PM PST · by nerdwithagun · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube.com ^ | Feb 8, 2012 | WakeupworldTV
    (video Only)
  • Why Gay Parents May Be the Best Parents (Vomit warning)

    01/16/2012 2:00:55 PM PST · by nerdwithagun · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-16-2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    Gay marriage, and especially gay parenting, has been in the cross hairs in recent days. On Jan. 6, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a New Hampshire audience that children are better off with a father in prison than being raised in a home with lesbian parents and no father at all.
  • Be a HERO and Help STOP SOPA Now!! (title edited for size)

    12/22/2011 2:04:12 PM PST · by nerdwithagun
    Youtube.com ^ | Dec 22, 2011 | Mike Mozart
    Video Only
  • Bill would allow residents to lock guns in cars at work (Michigan)

    11/15/2011 1:05:04 PM PST · by nerdwithagun · 10 replies
    WNEM ^ | Nov. 14 2011 | Craig McMorris
    SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) - Michigan lawmakers are looking at allowing residents to pack heat in their vehicles to work. It's part of a bill that would allow concealed permit owners to lock firearms in their vehicles. But not everyone is on board with the idea
  • FBI classifies Juggalos as a ‘gang’

    11/02/2011 3:40:16 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-02-11 | Dylan Stableford
    The FBI has classified fans of the Detroit-based hip-hop band Insane Clown Posse--who call themselves Juggalos and paint their faces like their heros--as a violent, fast-growing "gang" worth monitoring. News of the bureau's move first came courtesy of Wired reporter Spencer Ackerman.
  • Sachs: U.S. Can Come Back by Rediscovering Virtue (Barf)

    10/19/2011 6:54:22 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 7 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Daniel Gross
    Economists tend to speak in unemotional, non-judgmental terms. People and companies respond to incentives, or seek profits and efficiency. Economists tend to identify problems as issues having to do with the allocation or resources. But in his new book, The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity, economist Jeffrey Sachs discusses the plight of the U.S. economy in highly moral terms.
  • Longtime fugitive US hijacker caught in Portugal

    09/27/2011 4:57:51 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 13 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo! ^ | 09-27-2011 | SAMANTHA HENRY
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A 1970s militant who escaped from a murder sentence in New Jersey and carried out one of the most brazen hijackings in U.S. history was captured in Portugal after more than 40 years as a fugitive when the case suddenly unraveled after police matched his fingerprint to a resident ID card, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Red State pushed on Youtube (vanity)

    09/02/2011 4:18:07 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09-02-2011 | Me
    Youtube is going above and beyond advertising the movie 'Red State' by Kevin Smith. A movie about a bunch of a violent, Christian cult that rants about homosexuals and probably inspired by the Westboro Boro jerks. Is is a deliberate attack on Christians and is in Youtube's Spotlight section, Youtube is actively supporting this movie. Not too surprising. They give a lot of attention to PC and left of center causes; but this is pretty blatant IMO
  • Rush Limbaugh Goes Full-Tilt Racial Slur with "Or-Bam-eo" Cookies (HUGE vomit warning)

    08/17/2011 7:02:54 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 93 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08-17-11 | Saul Relative
    COMMENTARY | Most who listen to Rush Limbaugh don't think too much about what he is saying. That's why they -- as a collective -- earned the nickname "dittoheads" back in the day when Limbaugh lorded it over both a radio and television empire. But those who do still think while the man drones on (and on) about how liberals and Democrats are driving America down the highway to hell in a truck loaded with handbaskets must have cringed inwardly when Limbaugh started talking about the new line of Triple Double Oreo cookies from Kraft and began insinuating President Obama...
  • Homeless man kicked out of ‘Today’ host Ann Curry’s vacant $2.9 million townhouse

    08/15/2011 6:36:44 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08-15-11 | Joe Pompeo
    It's not every day a vagrant gets to shack up in a $2.9 million townhouse on Manhattan's Upper West Side. But one such domicile, owned by "Today" show co-host Ann Curry, has in fact been housing a homeless man.
  • Keith Olbermann:The Lost Months

    07/20/2011 4:02:58 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 4 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Jul 15, 2011 | Steven Crowder
    (video only)
  • Airline baby ban: Why Malaysia Airlines says no babies in first class

    06/29/2011 4:16:16 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 44 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 29, 2011 | Pat Murphy
    Skip to next paragraph Recent posts 06.29.11 Google Ideas's new 'think-do' tank takes on violent extremism 06.29.11 The Himalayas' Little Tel Aviv 06.29.11 Airline baby ban: Why Malaysia Airlines says no babies in first class 06.24.11 Q&A: Germany and the Greek debt crisis 06.24.11 In the West Bank, passport stamps come before statehood .Related stories TSA defends searches of children, elderly, amid fresh complaints PBS and JetBlue partner up to keep kids reading all summer long Southwest Airlines sale: More $40 flights ahead? Topics Consumer Protection •Consumer Complaints •Aircraft Manufacturing •Aerospace and Defense Sector •Transportation •Air Travel •Industrials Sector •.That's...
  • Lights out for the Sea Shadow

    06/20/2011 4:49:49 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 6 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | Jun 20, 2011 | Mike Krumboltz
    Call it a funeral at sea for the U.S. Navy's Sea Shadow. The stealth ship, which served as an inspiration for the supervillain's supervessel in the James Bond movie "Tomorrow Never Dies," is set to be dismantled and recycled.
  • Gun Safety Gone Wong (funny youtube vid)

    06/17/2011 8:54:26 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 4 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Jun 10, 2011 | ratedrr
    Click on the link
  • Thailand arrests American for alleged king insult

    05/28/2011 8:14:02 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 12 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | May 27 2011 | TODD PITMAN and SINFAH TUNSARAWUTH
    BANGKOK – Thai authorities said Friday they arrested an American citizen on charges he insulted the country's monarchy, in part by posting a link on his blog four years ago to a banned book about the Southeast Asian nation's ailing king. The man is also suspected of translating, from English into Thai, portions of "The King Never Smiles" — an unauthorized biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej — and posting them online along with articles he wrote that allegedly defame the royal family, said Tharit Pengdith, who heads the Department of Special Investigation, Thailand's equivalent of the FBI.
  • Bay County judge says Second Amendment protects Bay City man's right to possess stun guns

    04/22/2011 8:22:43 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 13 replies
    The Bay City Times via Mlive ^ | April 21, 2011 | Lania Coleman
    BAY CITY — When a Bay City party store worker wore a “stun gun” on the job for personal protection, he was charged with a crime. In a written opinion, 18th Circuit Court Judge Joseph K. Sheeran dismissed the weapons charge facing 41-year-old Dean S. Yanna on the basis that the law violates Yanna’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
  • Game Of Thrones: The Sopranos with swords or Dynasty in chainmail?

    04/17/2011 7:30:33 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 15 April 2011 | Steve Rose
    So JRR Tolkien walks into the HBO meeting and pitches his great new fantasy idea: "It's set long ago, and there's this magic ring, and some hobbits – they're like organic dwarves – and there's this wizard with a long white beard, and, and …" Four hours later he gets to the end of his summary. "Not bad," says one executive, "but what about the second season?"
  • Jamie Oliver fills school bus with sugar on ‘Food Revolution’

    04/13/2011 7:50:52 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/13/2011 | Sarah Anne Hughes
    Celebrity chef and do-gooder Jamie Oliver ran into a lot of resistance last night when he took his “Food Revolution” to Los Angeles for the second season premiere.
  • Indian 'living god' in critical condition: hospital

    04/05/2011 1:21:22 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 11 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | Apr 5, 2011 | P.S. Jayaram
    HYDERABAD, India (AFP) – One of India's best-known spiritual leaders, famous for his apparent miracles and long list of influential followers, is on life support in a southern hospital, officials said on Tuesday. Satya Sai Baba, 85, who has devotees in more than 100 countries, was admitted to a hospital funded by his organisation in the town of Puttaparthi with lung and chest congestion on March 28.
  • Dagny Taggart Confronts the Union (video clip)

    03/31/2011 8:50:15 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 47 replies
    AtlasShruggedPart1 ^ | Mar 31, 2011 | AtlasShruggedPart1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8MVFoiw-dw&feature=feedu Fantastic video clip of Dagny telling off a union boss
  • Garrison Keillor says retirement looms in 2013

    03/17/2011 5:33:07 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 39 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | Mar. 17, 2011 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS – Garrison Keillor plans to keep spinning tales of Lake Wobegon's Norwegian bachelor farmers for at least a couple more years, but the host and creator of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" is dropping more hints that his retirement may be on the horizon.
  • Excerpt: 'Man Down' by Dan Abrams

    03/01/2011 4:16:37 PM PST · by nerdwithagun · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03-01-2011 | Dan Abrams
    "In his new book "Man Down," Dan Abrams gives "Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, and Just About Everything Else." A television host, legal commentator and web entrepreneur, Abrams publishes five websites and is the CEO of the digital media strategy firm Abrams Research. Abrams is joining ABC News as a legal analyst for "Good Morning America" and will contribute on pieces for the news division."
  • Guns in church?: Legislation proposes loosening Michigan's rules

    02/14/2011 10:27:00 AM PST · by nerdwithagun · 24 replies
    Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | Feb. 13, 2011 | Rex Hall Jr
    KALAMAZOO — Supporters say it would give law-abiding citizens with concealed-weapon permits the ability to even better protect themselves — and others — from harm. Detractors question the logic and whether passage of the legislation could create a danger by unnecessarily allowing firearms into otherwise safe — and gun-free — environments.