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  • Police: Hawarden, Iowa, man shoots at vacuum sales crew

    09/10/2013 8:29:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | Sept 9, 2013 | Molly Montag
    HAWARDEN, Iowa | Police said a Hawarden, Iowa, man shot at three vacuum cleaner salesmen on Saturday. No one was hurt. Samuel Harrison, 50, was charged with felony going armed with intent and intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and misdemeanor assault and operating while intoxicated - second offense. Harrison shot at the Omaha-area sales crew in the 4800 block of Buchanan Avenue about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. No one on the crew was hit. "For whatever reason, Mr. Harrison became upset about them in the area and he fired off several rounds out of his shotgun," said Sioux County...
  • The Freeper's Guide to Vacuum Cleaners

    08/12/2013 10:43:30 AM PDT · by golux · 86 replies
    Free Republic | 8/12/2013 | Golux
    Vacuum Cleaners: The Freeper's Guide Here, in a nutshell, are the critical basics on vacuum cleaners. These facts will be of use if you are buying a new or new-to-you one. Thanks to the babel of modern advertising and increasingly shoddy manufacturing standards, FACTS are harder to find, and little known. Here they are. No brand names are mentioned in this piece. There are two general kinds of vacuum cleaners: canister vacs and upright vacs. I will not talk about in-home central vacs. The question of what kind of vac to choose is purely yours, but many who vacuum thicker...
  • Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound

    08/10/2013 5:10:21 PM PDT · by Optimist · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Aug 10, 2013 | Nick Allen
    It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles. (snip) Billionaire Elon Musk’s CV is impressive, to say the least. He made his initial fortune from PayPal ... his SpaceX venture ... founded Tesla (snip) he would be publishing plans for the Hyperloop on Monday, August 12 (snip) Mr Musk will not be patenting the design and it will be “open source”, meaning anyone can modify it, or try to build it.
  • ‘Suction so powerful, it’s scary’: company advertises vacuum - on billboard outside abortion clinic

    06/01/2013 7:08:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life site news ^ | Andrew Smith, LifeSiteNews Australian correspondent
    BRISBANE, Australia, May 31, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Australian pro-life leader Teresa Martin saw something she never expected to see when she drove past the Marie Stopes facility at Bowen Hills in Brisbane. “We were stunned at the billboard,". The billboard, advertizing Miele Australia vacuum cleaners, reads, "Suction so powerful it's scary." The inadvertent placement of advertising for vacuum cleaners on the side of an abortion clinic was part of a national advertising campaign for Miele Australia. Miele told LifeSiteNews.com the company sought removal of their advertising from the billboard the moment they became aware of its location. LifeSiteNews contacted Marie...
  • Nanosuit Lets Insects Survive in Vacuum

    04/18/2013 1:10:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    TechNewsDaily ^ | 4/17/13 | Jillian Scharr
    Nanosuit Lets Insects Survive in Vacuum by Jillian Scharr April 17 2013 01:57 PM ET A fruit fly larva chills out while viewed through a scanning electron microscope, a process the scientists thought would have killed it. " There are very few organisms that can survive in a vacuum, and usually fruit fly larvae are not one of them. But almost by accident, researchers have discovered a way to create a “nanosuit” around the insects that allows them to survive in a vacuum, or space devoid of matter, for more than an hour.  Researchers at the Hamamatsu University School...
  • The fire on USS Miami (SSN-755) has been linked to a vacuum cleaner

    06/06/2012 3:20:37 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 6 2012 | Ros Krasny
    (Reuters) - A fire that caused an estimated $400 million in damage to a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine docked in Maine may have been caused by a vacuum cleaner, authorities said on Wednesday. The fire in the forward compartment - which includes crew living, command and control spaces and the torpedo room - of the USS Miami on May 23 took about 12 hours to extinguish and injured seven firefighters. "Preliminary findings indicate the fire started in a vacuum cleaner used to clean work sites at end of shift, and stored in an unoccupied space," the shipyard's public affairs office...
  • Obama's Vacuum

    11/02/2011 1:06:43 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-2-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • [v]That Sucking Sound You Hear...[v]

    10/06/2011 6:40:00 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 22 replies
    ...is a total vacuum of leadership.
  • George Soros sued by ex-girlfriend for reneging on real estate promise

    08/11/2011 12:53:38 AM PDT · by Justaham · 71 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 8-11-11 | Emily Smith
    A beautiful Brazilian soap star has the lead role in her own daytime drama, which casts George Soros, the billionaire financier of lefty causes, as a heavy who not only broke her heart, but also reneged on a promise to give her an Upper East Side apartment worth $1.9 million. The drama will be staged in Manhattan Supreme Court, where 28-year-old Adriana Ferreyr yesterday filed a blockbuster $50 million suit charging, among other things, that the frisky octogenarian slapped her around while they were in bed discussing his real-estate betrayal. The sultry actress and the mogul, who's worth some $14.5...
  • Matter/Antimatter from the Vacuum

    12/10/2010 2:37:31 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 12/10/10 | Paul Gilster
    Matter/Antimatter from the Vacuum by Paul Gilster on December 10, 2010 New work at the University of Michigan, now written up in Physical Review Letters, discusses the possibility of producing matter and antimatter from the vacuum. The idea is that a high-energy electron beam combined with an intense laser pulse can pull matter and antimatter components out of the vacuum, creating a cascade of additional particles and anti-particles. UM Engineering research scientist Igor Sokolov has this to say about the theoretical study: “We can now calculate how, from a single electron, several hundred particles can be produced. We believe...
  • Abhor a vacuum? The star of the cleanest convention in town? Brush roll, please: Vacs!

    06/06/2010 3:56:23 AM PDT · by rawhide · 12 replies · 398+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | Helen Anders
    It's hard for his friends to hear this, but 13-year-old Scott MacMillan of Georgetown sometimes falls asleep with a vacuum cleaner in his arms. His mother, Barb, backs up his story. In fact, she says, when a tornado siren once sounded, Scott rounded up all his vacuum cleaners and hunkered down with them in the bathroom. That wasn't easy. Scott owns 150 vacuum cleaners. "I've been made fun of so much, it doesn't matter anymore," Scott says. "I collect vacuum cleaners. So what?" Scott is among 42 people - mostly adults - gathered at the Embassy Suites Central in North...
  • Radical Islam is Filling a ‘Moral Vacuum’ Left by Decline of Christianity in Britain

    05/28/2008 11:19:35 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 153+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 28, 2008 | Sean Poulter and Niall Firth
    Senior Bishop Warns - Radical Islam is filling a ‘moral vacuum’ in Britain, a senior Church of England bishop has warned. The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, has said that the decline of Christian values has meant that Britain is now gripped by the doctrine of ‘endless self-indulgence’ which had led to the destruction of family life. He warned that the ‘newfangled and insecurely founded doctrine of multiculturalism' has led to immigrants creating ‘segregated communities and parallel lives’. In an article published in the new political magazine Standpoint, Nazir-Ali claimed that the Church lost its influence over...
  • Cat Fleas' Journey Into The Vacuum Is A 'One-way Trip'

    12/17/2007 1:59:46 PM PST · by blam · 114 replies · 193+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-17-2007 | Ohio State University.
    Cat Fleas' Journey Into The Vacuum Is A 'One-way Trip' ScienceDaily (Dec. 17, 2007) — Homeowners dogged by household fleas need look no farther than the broom closet to solve their problem. Scientists have determined that vacuuming kills fleas in all stages of their lives, with an average of 96 percent success in adult fleas and 100 percent destruction of younger fleas. In fact, the results were so surprisingly definitive that the lead scientist, an Ohio State University insect specialist, repeated the experiments several times to be sure the findings were correct. The studies were conducted on the cat flea,...
  • 1952 vacuum 'runs like a top'

    12/02/2007 8:22:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies · 129+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | November 20, 2007 | DENISA R. SUPERVILLE
    In an age when most things are disposable, cell phones swapped annually , cars traded every three years and homes put on the market ever so often, John Nordskog and his Super Dynamic vacuum cleaner appear to be from a bygone era. "This thing is almost as old as I am, and it's running better than I am," the 57-year-old Nordskog said of the dark blue canister machine his mother, Thelma, purchased in October 1952 from Ideal Vacuum Stores in Newark. At least once a week, Nordskog pulls out the Super Dynamic, shunning the more modern incarnations of the vacuum...
  • Police say hijacked big-rig was carrying vacuums, not fertilizer

    05/21/2007 12:50:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 827+ views
    Los Angeles (AP) -- A hijacked big rig that police believed was carrying tons of potentially dangerous fertilizer was actually holding a less threatening cargo — vacuum cleaners, authorities said Monday. The truck was being driven from Texas to Northern California when it disappeared from an industrial area. The Los Angeles Police Department publicized the theft as a precaution because the truck at that time was believed to be hauling 10,000 pounds of fertilizer. Certain types of fertilizer can be used to make explosives. After further investigation, police said the missing goods were commercial-style vacuum cleaners, not fertilizer.
  • 74-Year-Old Vacuum Cleaner Still Going Strong

    05/17/2007 8:20:47 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 2,117+ views
    74-year-old vacuum cleaner still going strong Last Updated: 2:05am BST 18/05/2007 When Henry and May Waller decided to buy a vacuum cleaner in 1933, they wanted something that was going to last. So they spent £9 - or two weeks' wages for Henry Waller - on a brand-new Goblin model, which they bought from a door-to-door salesman at their home in Norwich. But the investment paid off because their son, Stanley, is still using the vacuum cleaner 74 years later. He and his wife Sylvia, both 82, store it in their home - and it is still in full working...
  • Vacuum Maker Hailed as Savior Quits Gulf Town{Oreck}[Mississippi]

    01/14/2007 10:06:41 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 63 replies · 3,865+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 15 Jan 2007 | LESLIE EATON
    Ten days after Hurricane Katrina tore through town, the Oreck Corporation reopened the storm-damaged plant where it assembled its widely advertised vacuum cleaners. It hauled in generators to make electricity, imported trailers to house its workers and was hailed as a local hero for putting people back to work so fast. But now, 16 months later, Oreck — which had employed almost 500 people at the factory — is throwing in the towel and moving its manufacturing to Tennessee. The company says it cannot get enough insurance to cover its plant here, and cannot hire enough skilled workers to replace...
  • Outer Space Exposure

    11/27/2006 11:29:56 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 1,026+ views
    In scores of science fiction stories, hapless adventurers find themselves unwittingly introduced to the vacuum of space without proper protection. There is often an alarming cacophony of screams and gasps as the increasingly bloated humans writhe and spasm. Their exposed veins and eyeballs soon bulge in what is clearly a disagreeable manner. The ill-fated adventurers rapidly swell like over-inflated balloons, ultimately bursting in a gruesome spray of blood. As is true with many subjects, this representation in popular culture does not reflect the reality of exposure to outer space. Ever since humanity first began to probe outside of our protective...
  • Democrats Rush to Condemn Chavez Remarks

    09/20/2006 9:54:30 AM PDT · by zook · 40 replies · 1,669+ views
    The Great Void | Juneteenth | Edna Borshun
    "...chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp...."
  • Abortion the Cheap and Easy Way

    09/01/2006 3:47:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies · 783+ views
    Population Research Institute ^ | 09.01.06 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    Dear Colleague:   There is an inexpensive, low-hassle alternative to electric machines for surgical abortion.  Unfortunately, manual vacuum aspirators (MVAs) are becoming more common but have never been examined by the FDA for safety.  Whether you are here or abroad, please e-mail jad@pop.org with information about the safety or efficacy of MVAs.   Steven W. MosherPresident   PRI Weekly Briefing1 September 2006Vol. 8, No. 34 Abortion the Cheap and Easy WayBy Joseph A. D'Agostino When slightly knowledgeable people think of early-term abortion methods, they typically think of a vacuum cutterage machine that purees an unborn child like a strawberry fruit...
  • Anderson Woman Charged With Killing Man With Vacuum Cleaner

    02/27/2006 2:11:17 PM PST · by Cagey · 76 replies · 738+ views
    WYFF TV ^ | 2-27-2006
    ANDERSON, S.C. -- An Anderson man is dead after being strangled with a vacuum cleaner hose, and his common-law wife is charged with his murder. Anderson County Sheriff's deputies said they received the call at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. A spokesman for the sheriff's office said Evelyn Pressley admitted to killing Jerome Powers. Deputies said Pressley beat and strangled Powers with vacuum cleaner accessories. Deputies said the couple lived together on Bellhaven Road in Anderson for about eight years. Pressley is being held in the Anderson County detention center Monday. An autopsy was planned.
  • Happy 100th to the Vacuum Tube

    11/19/2004 7:29:06 AM PST · by sionnsar · 11 replies · 370+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 11/15/2004 | timothy
    from the vacuums-don't-suck dept.williamw83 writes "Today, November 16, 2004 has been declared as the centennial of the birth of modern electronics by the American Vacuum Society. As the AIP Physics News Update reports, this marks 'British scientist John Ambrose Fleming's 1904 invention of the first practical electronic device. Known as the thermionic diode, this first simple vacuum tube, containing only two electrodes, could be used to convert an alternating current (AC) to a direct current (DC).' Today's celebration takes place as part of the AVS's 51st Annual Symposium & Exhibitionin Anaheim, CA. Being a guitar player myself, I've come to...
  • British Trapped In Basra Vacuum

    08/30/2004 5:32:36 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 677+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-30-2004 | Thomas Harding
    British trapped in Basra vacuum (Filed: 30/08/2004) Iraqis urge the Army to reclaim the streets from Shia rebels, reports Thomas Harding in the troubled city After three deaths in as many weeks the British Army has stopped patrolling the streets of Basra, choosing instead to remain in barracks under daily bombardment despite pleas from residents to take on the Iraqi insurgents. With troops now moving only in Warrior armoured vehicles on patrols not more than 100 yards from base, forces loyal to the rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have stepped into the power vacuum, roaming the streets with rocket-propelled grenades and...
  • Monica Lewinsky Defends Selling Story to Media

    08/28/2004 12:06:32 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 20 replies · 1,149+ views
    Reuters, via Yahoo ^ | 8.28.2004 | Adam Pasick
    EDINBURGH, Scotland (Reuters) - Their relationships with two of the world's most famous men brought international scandals -- but Monica Lewinsky and Rebecca Loos both used the media onslaught to boost their bank balances. "You'd be an idiot not to get the money," said Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with then-President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) nearly drove him from office. "Advertisers, television stations, news anchors -- everyone else is making money. Your story is a commodity," added Lewinsky, who received a reported $718,800 for an interview with Britain's Channel 4. Loos, whose alleged affair with...
  • THIEF USES VACUUM CLEANER TO STEAL JEWELRY FROM SHOP IN DENMARK

    09/27/2002 9:04:56 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 9 replies · 202+ views
    AP Breaking News ^ | 27 September 2002
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - With vacuum cleaner in hand - and an extension cord for good measure - a thief made off with more than $12,800 in jewelry. Police in Kolding, Denmark, about 145 miles west of the capital, Copenhagen, said Wednesday that the thief drilled a small hole in the window of Lykke's Gold and Silver store, stuck in the tip of the vacuum's hose, and sucked out several items, including rings, necklaces and earrings. "We discovered it when we came to work in the morning," Kirsten Lykke Salling, the store's owner, said Friday. "It was terrible, but at...
  • The Bigon (French Scientists Discover New Elementary Particle)

    03/31/2002 8:52:33 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 2 replies · 483+ views
    The BigonAlbert Manque is a physicist of the old school. "Fifty years ago physicists could make experiments using material from the hardware store," says Manque, who works at the Centre de l'Etude des Choses Assez Minuscules in Paris. "I too prefer to work on a small scale." His penchant for tabletop research recently paid off. He and a colleague at the center have discovered an extraordinary new fundamental particle. Although the particle exists for just millionths of a second, it is the size of a bowling ball. Its existence, says Manque, could possibly explain a host of mysterious phenomena. Manque...