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  • How Colombian Police deal with machete wielding maniac

    01/14/2014 6:02:39 AM PST · by DariusBane · 63 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 01/14/2013 | jorge930726
    Nobody Died
  • Suspected lethal nerve agent discovered at JFK Airport mail facility; two customs agents

    08/11/2013 5:18:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/11/13 | Philip Messing
    The highly lethal nerve agent VX -- used in weapons of mass destruction -- appears to have been discovered in a mail facility at JFK Airport where two US customs agents were sickened this morning, a law-enforcement source said. Both victims suffered respiratory distress and were taken for emergency treatment after being overcome while inside the US Postal Service facility on North Boundary Road at 9:40 a.m., the source said. Initial testing after the incident revealed the presence of "chemical-grade weapons and nerve gas," and subsequent testing produced a positive reading for VX, the source said.
  • Breakthrough in fight against fatal Ebola as new drug saves 100% of monkeys tested! (Praise God!)

    05/29/2010 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies · 708+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:57 PM on 29th May 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A gene silencing approach can save monkeys from high doses of the most lethal strain of Ebola virus in what researchers call the most viable route yet to treating the deadly and frightening infection. They used small interfering RNAs or siRNAs, a new technology being developed by a number of companies, to hold the virus at bay for a week until the immune system could take over. Tests in four rhesus monkeys showed that seven daily injections cured 100 per cent of them. U.S. government researchers and a small Canadian biotech company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, worked together to develop the new...
  • Inventors Design Less-Lethal ‘Taser Me Elmo’ Rifle

    03/24/2010 9:10:29 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 4 replies · 536+ views
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 03/22/10 | Jesus Diaz
    This is the Lund Variable Velocity Weapons System, a combustion-powered rifle that can both kill or stun an enemy. It was developed by the creators of Honey My Baby Pony and Tickle Me Elmo dolls for the Pentagon. No kidding. Lund—a company specialized in creating toys—started to work with the Pentagon under the Small Business Innovation Research funds, following the military's objective to develop a non-lethal weapons arsenal. To achieve its double-function, the LVVWS works at two different speeds. By clicking a switch, the weapon goes from one mode to the other. To make is safer, it also has...
  • Court Halts Ohio Execution After Flawed Attempt

    10/05/2009 1:36:55 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 40 replies · 1,370+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Associated Press
    A federal appeals court Monday halted the execution of an inmate three weeks after problems with a lethal-injection attempt. A panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled 2-1 to grant the request of 43-year-old Lawrence Reynolds Jr., who had been sentenced to die for strangling his 67-year-old neighbor during a 1994 robbery. On Sept. 15, Gov. Ted Strickland stopped the lethal injection of Romell Broom after state executioners struggled for two hours to find a usable vein. Mr. Broom's execution is on hold while his attorneys prepare for a Nov. 30 federal-court hearing. They argue...
  • Texas executes man who killed clerk during robbery

    05/19/2009 10:41:09 PM PDT · by Birch T. Barlow · 12 replies · 772+ views
    Kansascity.com ^ | Posted on Tue, May. 19, 2009 06:36 PM | By MICHAEL GRACZYK
    A man who fatally stabbed a convenience store clerk during a robbery 23 years ago apologized repeatedly to her relatives and to his mother before he was executed Tuesday. "I know I hurt you very bad," Michael Lynn Riley said to his victim's relatives, including her two daughters and husband. "I want you to know I'm sorry." Brandy Oaks said she accepted Riley's apology and was pleased to hear it. She was 4 when her mother, Wynona Harris, was killed. "This is a difficult day and there are no winners on either side," Oaks said. "Her spirit will live on...
  • Scientists Discover Why Plague Is So Lethal

    05/05/2008 3:19:54 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 137+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Society for General Microbiology
    Scientists Discover Why Plague Is So Lethal ScienceDaily (May 5, 2008) — Bacteria that cause the bubonic plague may be more virulent than their close relatives because of a single genetic mutation, according to research published in the May issue of the journal Microbiology.Yersinia pestis, direct fluorescent antibody stain (DFA), at 200x magnification. (Credit: CDC / Courtesy of Larry Stauffer, Oregon State Public Health Laboratory) "The plague bacterium Yersinia pestis needs calcium in order to grow at body temperature. When there is no calcium available, it produces a large amount of an amino acid called aspartic acid," said Professor Brubaker...
  • Global Warming Twice As Lethal As Previously Assumed

    02/27/2008 4:40:57 PM PST · by blam · 112 replies · 350+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2-27-2008
    Global warming twice as lethal as previously assumed 27 February 2008 From New Scientist Print Edition. Increased air pollution could make global warming an even bigger killer. A new study reveals that air pollution associated with elevated carbon dioxide levels is already responsible for around 22,000 deaths every year. When these are added to casualties from extreme weather events, it doubles the number of fatalities that can be linked to global warming. Mark Jacobson at Stanford University in California modelled the effect of CO2 levels on air pollution and estimated the resulting impact on people's health. A rise in CO2...
  • Study questions first drug dose in executions

    04/24/2007 10:20:07 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 18 replies · 544+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 24, 2007 | Sabin Russell
    Inmates executed by lethal injection may in some cases die by "chemical asphyxiation" while conscious but unable to move, according to a new analysis of California and North Carolina executions released Monday. The study appearing in the online edition of PLoS Medicine -- a San Francisco-based medical journal -- was authored by the same team of doctors and death penalty opponents who raised similar concerns about the procedure in the British medical journal The Lancet in 2005. That earlier study, which said sub-potent amounts of the anesthetic sodium pentothal were found in the corpses of executed inmates, helped to propel...
  • In The War On Terror, Liberals Are More Dangerous Than Muslims (Don Feder 9/11 Meditation Alert)

    09/20/2006 3:24:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 37 replies · 2,445+ views
    Don Feder.com ^ | 09/19/06 | Don Feder
    In a recent commentary, former New York Mayor Ed Koch - a Democrat with at least half a brain (which makes him the leading intellectual light of his party) - asked rhetorically, "Why do so many Americans refuse to face the fact that our country is at war with international terrorism?" Because they're liberals? During the Spanish Civil War, as the climactic battle for Madrid approached, Nationalist leader Francisco Franco told a reporter: "I have four columns marching on Madrid and a fifth within the city ready to rise at my call." Franco's comment gave rise to the World War...
  • Drunk had twice the lethal alcohol level (0.9 percent)

    12/21/2005 10:46:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/05 | Reuters
    RIGA (Reuters) - A drunk Latvian had a blood-alcohol content more than 17 times the legal driving limit in the Baltic state when he was run over and killed, police said Tuesday. The 50-year-old unnamed pedestrian, who also had more than twice the alcohol level considered lethal for most humans, was lying drunk on the road near his home in a remote part of eastern Latvia in the early hours. Police said the man had probably been drinking home-made alcohol for several days because of the impossibility of reaching his blood-alcohol level of 0.9 percent in just a day. They...
  • Syria Accuses US Of Launching Lethal Raids Over Its Borders

    10/29/2005 5:42:33 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 1,118+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-29-2005 | Harry de Quetteville
    Syria accuses US of launching lethal raids over its borders By Harry de Quetteville in Baghouz (Filed: 29/10/2005) Syria has accused the United States of launching lethal military raids into its territory from Iraq, escalating the diplomatic crisis between the two countries as the Bush administration seeks to step up pressure on President Bashar Assad's regime. Concern: A Syrian soldier looks across at Iraqi border Major General Amid Suleiman, a Syrian officer, said that American cross-border attacks into Syria had killed at least two border guards, wounded several more and prompted an official complaint to the American embassy in Damascus....
  • British Keep Out Of Basra's Lethal Islamic Take-Over

    07/14/2005 6:43:21 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 759+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-15-2005 | Oliver Poole
    British keep out of Basra's lethal Islamic take-over By Oliver Poole (Filed: 15/07/2005) The bodies of young women began to appear in Basra six weeks ago. First there was a group of three, then two, and last week the corpses of six were found, each victim riddled by gunshots and left on the street to die in pools of blood. Protesters in Basra demonstrate against government attempts to arrest supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr The Iraqi police say they have no strong leads. But it is an open secret in the port city why they died. They worked as prostitutes and...
  • Some Federal Prisons to Use Lethal Fences

    07/01/2005 10:06:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 501+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/05 | Mark Scolforo - AP
    Seven high-security federal prisons will be getting lethal electrified fences in a $10 million project intended to reduce the number of perimeter guards needed. The 12-foot-high "stun-lethal" fences, similar to ones already used at some state prisons, can be set to deliver a shock if touched once, and a fatal jolt if touched a second time. The federal Bureau of Prisons expects to award contracts for the fences in late fall, spokeswoman Traci Billingsley said. "This new technology will serve as new security and help us to deter potential escapes, allow us to operate more cost-effectively by reducing the guard...
  • U.S. Executions by Lethal Injection May Not Be Humane

    04/14/2005 10:09:57 AM PDT · by Sax · 68 replies · 1,514+ views
    HealthDay ^ | 4/14/05 | HealthDay
    Health - HealthDay U.S. Executions by Lethal Injection May Not Be Humane 1 hour, 3 minutes ago Health - HealthDay THURSDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- Prisoner executions by lethal injection in the United States may not be painless or humane, and may not even meet veterinary standards for putting down animals. So claims a research letter in this week's issue of The Lancet. The authors concluded that prisoners executed by lethal injection may have experienced awareness and unnecessary suffering as they died because they weren't properly sedated. Anesthesia during lethal injection is essential to minimize the prisoner's suffering. Lethal...
  • Laser Guided Plasma Weapon Readied for Military

    03/03/2005 3:03:04 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 32 replies · 1,271+ views
    My Web Browsing ^ | 3/3/05 | Me
    From the Ionatron website: Why Directed Energy Weapons? Ionatron developed and patented LIPC weapons because we saw a need for a reliable, humane, light-speed defense mechanism against the growing threat of terror attacks. The U.S. government recognizes the value of LIPC technology and has commissioned Ionatron to produce LIPC units for testing. These weapons are also appropriate for commercial security firms, local and regional governments, police forces, border patrols, energy facility security forces, port authorities, and other organizations that protect people, places, and resources. Terror threats are unpredictable by nature; the need to counter quickly and effectively is paramount. LIPC...
  • RAYTHEON DEVELOPS NON-LETHAL DIRECTED ENERGY GUN

    04/11/2004 7:29:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies · 421+ views
    Tucson Citizen ^ | Apr 08.04 | Romano Cedillos
    <p>Stopping an adversary in his boots with a nonlethal ray gun is no longer just a sci-fi pipe dream, according to a local defense contract official.</p> <p>Nonlethal directed-energy scientists have tested a weapon that does just that, only on a slightly larger scale than a handgun, said Wade W. Smith, deputy of Raytheon Missile Systems' Directed Energy Weapons division.</p>
  • Lethal infant overdoses in spotlight - giving medicines to children without permission.

    09/02/2003 9:25:52 AM PDT · by bedolido · 46 replies · 2,624+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 09/02/03 | Staff Writer
    BARTOW, Fla., Sept. 2 — Paula Burcham ran the kind of day care working mothers dream about.Her house was immaculate, the meals for the children were home cooked. Kids would line up to get a hug from “Mama Paula.” BUT THE FAMILIES who trusted Burcham didn’t know she was giving over-the-counter medicines to their children without their permission. Now they suspect she was using the drugs to sedate cranky little ones. On August 15, Burcham was sentenced to eight years in prison for giving a 3 1/2-month-old girl a lethal dose of Benadryl to quiet her. And in the 20...
  • Dr. Dean gives himself a lethal injection

    06/25/2003 6:31:20 AM PDT · by bedolido · 41 replies · 713+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 06/24/03 | CRAGG HINES
    It wasn't exactly the deer-in-the-headlights look some candidates get when they realize that running for president is unlike any other political endeavor. But it was close -- as it should have been. Watching Howard Dean, the Democratic contender and former governor of Vermont, worm his way through his evolving support for the death penalty is not pretty. Even if he's sincere (big gulp, please), he's still wrong. This bit of political sausage-making came into public view on Sunday, a day on which Dean would have profited from not getting out of bed. Dean appeared on Meet the Press. It was...