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  • cuffed man who had been 'smoking meth for 3 days' shoots at officers using gun hidden in his butt

    06/19/2014 7:20:04 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-18-14 | David McCormack
    Vigil was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant for assault, felony menacing and possession of a weapon, After his arrest, police said he threatened several times to shoot them and that he wanted to die. He also allegedly told police he had been smoking meth for three days and didn't want to go back to prison. Officers say when they arrived at the police district, Vigil refused to get out of the car and fired two shots from behind his back. Vigil’s gun then jammed and police shot at him, injuring him in the stomach. Police...
  • 10 Weapons That Animals Use

    04/19/2012 7:34:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 9, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    10 Weapons That Animals Use We've come a long way from thinking that what separates us from the animals is, say, using a rock to bash in the skull of our competitors. It turns out that there are a lot of creatures out that that re-purpose tools to make their personal world better and someone else's world a lot worse. Take a look at the world's craziest and most intimidating weapons wielded by animals. 10. The Herring Gull's Bread This bird has learned how to use bread to construct a trap. Herring gulls live in large colonies in the urban...
  • Global Warming Denialism ‘Just Foolishness,’ Scientist Peter Raven Says

    04/01/2012 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Global Warming Denialism ‘Just Foolishness,’ Scientist Peter Raven Says U.S. prestige falling as world has ‘pretty well given up’ on any American leadership facing climate change. ——- Nature’s Edge Notebook #23 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions One of the world’s most widely known and respected senior scientists tells ABC News that current denial about the basic daunting realities of manmade global warming is “just foolishness.” He also reports that the rest of the world has now “pretty well given up” on its hope for U.S. leadership in dealing with global climate change. His assessment reinforces our findings at the recent...
  • The Raven read by John DeLancie ("Q" of Star Trek fame)

    10/29/2010 12:02:51 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    YouTube ^ | 19th century | Edgar Allan Poe
    Welcome to the first QMx Masters Series video presentation. Produced by actor/director John De Lancie, Master Series brings you the classics of science fiction, fantasy and horror, performed by some of the best-known names in genre entertainment. In keeping with QMx's tradition of supporting artisans and their craft, Masters Series distills performance down to its purest form: a single camera, a microphone, the actor and you. It's an intense, mesmerizing experience you won't want to miss. For our very first installment, we're proud to have John De Lancie performing Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.
  • Kirkuk Airmen use small aircraft with huge capabilities

    03/26/2010 5:32:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 421+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Senior Airman Mindy Bloem, USAF
    3/26/2010 - KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq (AFNS) -- Airmen here use the RQ-11B Raven, a small unmanned aircraft equipped with cameras, sensors and communications tools, to give coalition warfighters an advantage of eyes in the sky. There are many different types of unmanned aircraft, ranging in size and capability, but Kirkuk Regional Air Base Airmen operate the Raven-B that weighs only 4.2 pounds, has a 55 inch wingspan and measures 3 feet in length. Its operators said they believe its unimpressive dimensions feed a common misconception. "People think it's a Styrofoam plane," said Master Sgt. Bryon Griffin, the 506th...
  • Raven Mutates, Multiplies And Evolves

    12/28/2009 12:58:57 AM PST · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 837+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | December 27, 2009
    The U.S. Army's most popular aircraft is continuing to evolve. The aircraft in question is the Raven, which weighs less than five pounds, and is a UAV used mainly by combat troops. Infantry companies and platoons regularly use them to get a look at what's over the hill, or behind surrounding buildings. Recent improvements include a "fail safe" mode, where a Raven that has lost contact with its operator, will immediately head for where it was launched from. There is now a location beacon, so that if one crashed over the hill, it can be quickly found. The latest improvements...
  • Remember Anthrax?

    04/19/2002 9:26:11 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 35 replies · 2,039+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/29/2002 | David Tell
    Despite the evidence, the FBI won't let go of its "lone American" theory. 1) OVER THE PAST SIX MONTHS, have federal authorities altered their working theory of last fall's anthrax murders? No, not much. On November 9 last year, even before the anthrax outbreak's fifth and final fatality had been recorded, the FBI called a press conference to unveil its "linguistic and behavioral assessment" of "the person" purportedly responsible. It was "highly probable, bordering on certainty," the Bureau announced, that a single "adult male" had prepared and mailed all the contaminated letters at issue. This man "probably has a scientific...
  • Killer Ravens Attack Livestock

    05/04/2008 7:51:24 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 185+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-4-2008 | Bonnie Malkin
    Killer ravens attack livestock By Bonnie Malkin Last Updated: 8:34PM BST 04/05/2008 Deadly attacks by large groups of ravens on young livestock are on the increase, farmers have warned. Lambs, calves and sheep are being targeted across Britain, but especially in Scotland and Wales. The ravens flock together to attack their victims in scenes which some describe as reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 film The Birds. Even if the animals survive the attacks, they are left in excruciating pain. Ravens, which almost became extinct in Britain during the 19th century, are a protected species, but the rise in the number...
  • Military Use of Unmanned Aircraft Soars

    01/01/2008 2:50:40 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies · 298+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1-1-08 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The military's reliance on unmanned aircraft that can watch, hunt and sometimes kill insurgents has soared to more than 500,000 hours in the air, largely in Iraq... the Air Force more than doubled its monthly use of drones between January and October... The dramatic increase in the development and use of drones across the armed services reflects what will be an even more aggressive effort over the next 25 years... For some Air Force pilots, that means climbing out of the cockpit and heading to places such as Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, where they can remotely fly the...
  • 'Black spinster' label pinned on Condi Rice (Palestinian media)

    07/31/2006 1:47:20 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies · 1,638+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 31, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU 'Black spinster' label pinned on Condi Rice Palestinian media use racist terms including 'colored dark skin lady' Posted: July 31, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern   By Aaron Klein© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com   Condoleezza Rice depicted in Al Quds as pregnant with a monkey. The image's caption read, "Rice speaks about birth of new Middle East." JERUSALEM – While U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been in the Middle East meeting regional alongside Israel's military campaign in Lebanon, media outlets controlled by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party the past few days have been using racist rhetoric...
  • Red, White & Blue Banned As "Gang" Colors????

    02/22/2005 10:48:45 AM PST · by LarkNeelie · 10 replies · 1,573+ views
    Stark Raving Mad ^ | 02/17/05 | Lark
    Raven, a 12-yr-old whose uncle is fighting in Iraq made a necklace from red, white and blue beads from a jewelry kit she received for Christmas. She wore it to school as a token of support for her uncle andSchenectady school officials immediately banned her from displaying her unique neckwear in a belief such "gang-related" jewelry violates policy, court papers alleged. Raven was threatened with suspension if she continued to wear the beads.