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  • Explosions rock Lake County area; evacuation in effect

    07/29/2013 9:13:19 PM PDT · by Alice in Wonderland · 73 replies
    TAVARES, Fla. —Propane explosions at the Blue Rhino LP gas plant rocked the Tavares area on Monday night. The plant is located at the 300 block of County Road 448 and several residential areas surround it. A 1-mile evacuation of the area was ordered before midnight. A massive emergency response was called for after multiple injuries were reported. Several locals called WESH 2 to report seeing flames and hearing loud explosions.
  • Attn: FReepers! Please Don’t Blame Orlando For The Casey Anthony Verdict. It Wasn’t Our Jury!

    07/05/2011 5:49:45 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 133 replies
    MB26
    Please do not blame Orlando for the Casey Anthony verdict. Had locals been given a choice, she would convicted overwhelmingly! But we did not get to supply the jurors. They were from Pinellas County, 100 miles and 100 years west of Central Florida. Pinellas County is mostly low class retirees in St. Petersburg, knuckle-dragging cretins in Pinellas Park and the denizens of Scientology World Headquarters in Clearwater. The average IQ in Highpoint and Safety Harbor is less than the air temperature on ays when we wory about the citrus crop freezing. I grew up there, escaped, and recognize there are...
  • San Jose doctor faces ouster for questioning police and firefighter disability claims

    10/14/2009 8:19:48 PM PDT · by Leisler · 6 replies · 519+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 10/11/09 | jhon woolfolk
    San Jose already has a far higher rate of retired police and firefighters on disability than other large California city. And in the three years since a Mercury News investigation documented that trend, pension trustees haven't denied one of the dozens of claims that have come before them. But a city physician's effort to demand more medical documentation of career-ending injuries now has officers calling for his ouster. Police say Dr. Rajiv Das is holding up officers' disability retirements — which, unlike regular service pensions, are mostly tax-free. Though Das merely advises the trustees who decide disability retirements, police complain...
  • How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside [Awesome video illustration]

    05/12/2009 6:29:01 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 26 replies · 2,500+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | May 11 2009 | Gizmodo
    Ever since I saw the F-35 demon helmet—which gives a 360-degree spherical view of the battlefield—I have wondered how it really looks inside, for the pilot. No more: Jump to minute 3:50.The helmet projects an augmented reality world inside its visor. This image is created by a visualization, targeting, and situational awareness marvel called Electro Optical Distributed Aperture System, which combines the feeds from six advanced infrared digital cameras located around the aircraft and other sensors—like radar—into a seamless 360-degree spherical panorama, all in real time.The panorama inside the helmet effectively makes the F-35 completely invisible to the pilot. In...
  • Save $1 -- dreams are free (STILL AN APOLOGIST AND FLAK-CATCHER FOR SLICK WILLIE)

    03/07/2007 10:17:57 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 6 replies · 566+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 7, 2007 | NEIL STEINBERG Sun-Times Columnist
    I'm rubber, you're glue ... A neighbor's house was burning -- I smelled the smoke and ran over. "Your house is on fire!" I yelled. He gave me a dirty look. "Oh yeah?" he said. "Well your lawn needs mowing." That didn't actually happen. Not literally. But it is the best illustration of what passes for reason among too many in this country. On Monday I wrote about the dismissal of eight, count 'em, eight United States attorneys by the Bush administration, all on one day, all with claims that their work was somehow substandard. Their work was not substandard,...
  • What happened to the F-15 Crew over Baghdad? (VANITY)

    04/28/2003 6:05:06 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 8 replies · 385+ views
    none ^ | today | me
    Sorry for asking, but I just read about the last American soldier they ID'd today. I don't recall ever hearing what became of the F-15 that was shot down over Baghdad a couple weeks ago ... does anyone know what became of the crew? ... I have not seen them as returning and just wanted to know ...
  • Prosecutors' Morbid Neckties Add to Criticism

    01/05/2003 8:59:07 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 71 replies · 412+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 01-05-03 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    Picture credit:Jonathan Cohen for The New York Times Lawrence Jacobs, whose son will be retried on capital murder charges, said prosecutors made light of the death penalty with their neckwear, which featured images of the Grim Reaper and a noose NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 3 — When Lawrence Jacobs walked into the courtroom a few weeks ago, he couldn't believe his eyes. There was a noose swinging from the prosecutor's chest. Mr. Jacobs's son is being tried on capital murder charges. The noose was on a necktie. Then he saw it again. This time two prosecutors were wearing ghoulish ties, one...