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  • ISIS Supporter Accused of Planning Nail Bomb Attack on Florida Beach

    08/04/2015 6:41:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 8/4/15 | John Haward
    The FBI on Monday announced terrorism charges against 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West, Florida, who portrayed himself online as a member of ISIS and allegedly wanted to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.Toward this end, law enforcement says Suarez thought he was purchasing an operational backpack bomb for deployment in Florida, but it was actually a dud sold to him by FBI operatives. He was also allegedly trying to get his hands on an AK-47 rifle.According to NBC News, Suarez told informants of a plan to pack the bomb with nails, bury it on the beach, and...
  • Key West Man Arrested For Plotting To Use Weapon Of Mass Destruction

    07/28/2015 1:42:46 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 46 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 7/28/15 | Staff
    A South Florida man has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in Key West. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Harlem Suarez, a/k/a “Almlak Benitez,” 23, of Key West was posting extremist rhetoric on his Facebook page which promoted the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a foreign terrorist organization. That caught the attention of the FBI. The criminal complaint states Suarez told an undercover FBI informant that he wanted to make a “timer bomb.” Suarez bought galvanized nails, which were to be hidden in a backpack and remotely detonated by cell phone,...
  • How Tippi Hedren made Vietnamese refugees into nail salon magnates

    05/04/2015 8:14:53 AM PDT · by keat · 73 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 3 May 2015 | Regan Morris
    When actress Tippi Hedren visited a Vietnamese refugee camp in California 40 years ago, the Hollywood star's long, polished fingernails dazzled the women there. Hedren flew in her personal manicurist to teach a group of 20 refugees the art of manicures. Those 20 women - mainly the wives of high-ranking military officers and at least one woman who worked in military intelligence - went on to transform the industry, which is now worth about $8bn (£5.2bn) and is dominated by Vietnamese Americans. "We were trying to find vocations for them," says Hedren, who is perhaps best known for starring in...
  • Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers at Nail Salons

    05/11/2015 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 11, 2015 | By SARAH MASLIN NIR
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered emergency measures on Sunday to combat the wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State’s nail salon industry. Effective immediately, he said in a statement, a new, multiagency task force will conduct salon-by-salon investigations, institute new rules that salons must follow to protect manicurists from the potentially dangerous chemicals found in nail products, and begin a six-language education campaign to inform them of their rights. Nail salons that do not comply with orders to pay workers back wages, or are unlicensed, will be shut down. The...
  • What Doctors Can Tell About Your Health Just By Looking At Your Nails

    07/20/2014 11:12:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/20/2014 | Kevin Loria
    When most of us look at our hands, we might notice that we need to trim, clean, or stop biting our fingernails, and that's about it. But if you ask a dermatologist, they can see a whole lot more. Everything from poor diet and stress to serious kidney problems can be revealed by a glance at your fingernails. There are about 30 different nail signs that can be associated with medical issues, though many may indicate more than one problem, according to Dr. Amy Derick, a clinical instructor of dermatology at Northwestern University. Here are eight of the things a...
  • Teenage Star Witness Against George Zimmerman Has Tweeted About Case, Getting High,

    06/26/2013 4:11:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | 6/26/13 | Staff
    6/26 UPDATE: Dozens of incriminating posts get scrubbed from Twitter account of Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend on eve of her trial testimony. The government’s star witness in the George Zimmerman prosecution is a 19-year-old Miami woman who has used her Twitter account to occasionally comment about the murder case and this week tweeted followers a photo of her new manicure with the caption “Court nails.” Rachel Jeantel is expected to soon testify about a phone conversation she had with Trayvon Martin moments before the unarmed teenager was shot to death
  • Sudan’s Recurring Nightmare

    11/17/2011 5:00:55 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies ^ | 11-15-11 | Faith J. H. McDonnell
    Sudan is a kind of diabolical Groundhog Day. In the film by that name, Phil Connors (Bill Murray) re-lives the same day over and over again until he learns the lessons needed to change his life and save the lives of others. In Sudan today, people of the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State are re-living the horrific nightmare from which they thought they had finally awakened after the signing of Sudan’s 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. But in this case, it is the United States government that has failed to learn the lessons needed to change conditions and save the...
  • Are these the nails used to crucify Jesus?

    04/12/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies ^ | 4-12-11 | Nir Hasson
    Journalist Simcha Jacobovici believes that the nails discovered in a Jerusalem cave are revolutionary in their implications regarding the birth of Christianity. The Peace Forest is a small grove of pines sandwiched between the Abu Tor neighborhood and main promenade in Jerusalem. Anyone walking along the road that snakes through the grove can see a green pipe rising from the ground and reaching a height of several meters. This pipe, if journalist Simcha Jacobovici is to be believed, this is the physical tip of an archaeological detective story in the style of the Da Vinci Code. And this pipe is...
  • Film claims discovery of nails from Jesus's cross

    04/12/2011 10:18:26 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 32 replies ^ | 04/12/2011 | Ari Rabinovitch
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem? And could they have mysteriously disappeared for 20 years, only to turn up by chance in a Tel Aviv laboratory? That is the premise of the new documentary film "The Nails of the Cross" by veteran investigator Simcha Jacobovici, which even before its release has prompted debate in the Holy Land. The film follows three years of research during which Jacobovici presents his assertions -- some based on empirical data, others requiring much imagination and a leap of faith....
  • Suicide bomber in central Stockholm

    12/11/2010 1:50:06 PM PST · by La Lydia · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Stockholm News ^ | December 10, 2010
    First exploded a car at the busy shopping street Drottninggatan in central Stockholm. Then came another explosion some distance away and one man died. According to news agency TT, the man had blown himself to death. There was a bag on the ground filled with nails, according to newspaper Expressen. Alarm calls poured in to the Emergency Services from concerned residents about the explosions in central Stockholm on Saturday afternoon. But the initial info from the police was extremely unclear. First there was talk of two cars that exploded, later it proved to be just one... At Bryggargatan a man...
  • Jesus Nailed

    07/05/2010 10:02:12 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 5, 2010 | Chatter4
    Great video by an independent theist, who has researched Christianity for many years. From the video desciption: "Christians insist that Jesus was nailed to a cross and that after his resurrection, that he showed his disciples the wounds on his hands and his feet. There is not one verse in the Bible that says Jesus was nailed to a cross or that says he showed his wounded hands and feet to anyone. The Bible does say that he was hung on a tree or from a timber. These four verses claim that the two thieves received the same punishment that...
  • Pa. psych aide admits giving patient nails to eat

    08/28/2009 8:50:12 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 509+ views
    hosted. ^ | Aug 28
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania mental hospital worker has admitted giving four nails to a patient and getting her to swallow them.
  • Extraordinary X-ray reveals how murderer executed victim by firing 30 nails into his head

    04/24/2009 10:37:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 1,243+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/24/09 | Richard Shears
    This extraordinary X-ray shows how 27-year-old Anthony Liu was brutally murdered with a nail gun. Up to 30 nails were fired into his head, the three-inch spikes penetrating vital areas of the brain. Police in Sydney have released the graphic photo in the hope that it will lead to the identity of Mr Liu's killer. Someone, they believe, has information about the murderer who will have had a grudge against the dead man - and be in possession of a nail gun.
  • 'Suicide Bomber-Type’ Vest Found In Mt. Washington (Pennsylvania)

    04/03/2009 3:38:46 AM PDT · by Stoat · 24 replies · 1,542+ views
    WPXI ^ | April 2, 2009
    'Suicide Bomber-Type’ Vest Found In Mt. Washington Updated: 5:14 pm EDT April 2, 2009MOUNT WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Workers cleaning out a house in Mt. Washington called police when they found a device with what looked like pipe bombs with wires and nails attached. "It looked exactly like somebody would wear in a suicide bomber-type of scene or suicide bomber- type of incident," said Sheldon Williams, of the Pittsburgh police bomb squad. The device was found outside 559 Southern Avenue late Thursday morning while workers from Pittsburgh Iron and Scrap Metal were picking up scrap metal. While loading materials into...
  • Support your candidate – with nail art

    10/28/2008 7:55:18 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 1 replies · 263+ views ^ | 10/28/08 | nbc
    COLLIER COUNTY: With just one week until Election Day, some women are showing their support in an unusual way. Lending a helping hand to support your presidential pick has taken on a new meaning. Christianne Lawson, owner of Before and After Salon, says as long as you have a steady hand and a lot of patience, it can be done. Lawson is causing a lot of buzz in Collier County with her 2008 race for the White House nail art. "We did it, and it came out great and people are loving it and asking for the nails. It's a...
  • Skin Deep: Love What You Didn’t Do to Your Chipped Nails

    05/23/2008 9:47:11 PM PDT · by StilettoRaksha · 31 replies · 267+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 22, 2008 | MELENA RYZIK
    PITY the mothers and grandmothers. Visible bra straps, glaringly obvious roots — these are but a few of the grooming no-nos that have become yes-yeses in recent years. Now there is another stylistic tic that would have been unthinkable on a proper lady in your Aunt Beatrice’s day. Over the last few years — since the era of the skull print scarf, let’s say, or the (metaphorical) rise of the Olsen twins — having streaked, chipped or just plain grotty nail polish no longer suggests drug addiction, manual labor or pure laziness. Like untied high-tops, thread-worn jeans and bedhead, it’s...
  • Popular Science's Grand Award, Innovation of the Year (A Nail!)

    11/26/2006 12:57:47 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 28 replies · 541+ views
    Popular Science ^ | December 2006 | Popular Science
    Hurricane winds rip apart nailed-together walls, and earthquakes shake houses so violently that a nailhead can pull straight through a piece of plywood. Since we can’t stop natural disasters, Bostitch engineer Ed Sutt has dedicated his career to designing a better nail. The result is the HurriQuake, and it has the perfect combination of features to withstand nature’s darker moods. The bottom section is circled with angled barbs that resist pulling out in wind gusts up to 170 mph. This “ring shank” stops halfway up to leave the middle of the nail, which endures the most punishment during an earthquake,...
  • Oregon Man Survives 12 Nails to the Head

    04/21/2006 3:54:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 395+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/21/06 | Sarah Skidmore - ap
    PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon man who went to a hospital complaining of a headache was found to have 12 nails embedded in his skull from a suicide attempt with a nail gun, doctors say. Surgeons removed the nails with needle-nosed pliers and a drill, and the man survived with no serious lasting effects, according to a report on the medical oddity in the current issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery. The unidentified 33-year-old man was suicidal and high on methamphetamine last year when he fired the nails into his head one by one. The nails were not visible when...
  • Hard as nails, Fighting Griffin competes for meritorious staff sergeant

    01/19/2006 10:10:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 283+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Jan. 19, 2006) -- Since December 1997, he has flown off the coast of Macedonia and over the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq, during four deployments. He has progressed from a lance corporal to a sergeant who holds all the flight qualifications and designations of the CH-46 Sea Knight. He is trusted as the most dependable crew chief instructor by his squadron’s commanding officer. Sergeant Daniel Wilson, a quality assurance representative with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266, is currently serving in a staff noncommissioned officer billet and represents the Fighting Griffins for combat meritorious staff sergeant at...
  • Report: Suit Alleges Dykstra Used Steroids

    04/26/2005 2:11:04 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 9 replies · 372+ views
    ABC ^ | Apr 25, 2005
    LOS ANGELES Apr 25, 2005 — Lenny Dykstra has been accused in a civil lawsuit of taking steroids and gambling illegally during his baseball career, according to a newspaper report. Lindsay Jones, Dykstra's former partner in a lucrative car wash business, alleges in the suit that the former Philadelphia center fielder advised him to bet thousands of dollars with a bookmaker on selected Phillies games in 1993, the Los Angeles Times reported in Sunday editions. The suit also includes a sworn statement from a Florida bodybuilder and convicted drug dealer who said Dykstra paid him $20,000 plus "special perks" during...