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  • When Burying a Terrorist, You Might Want to Remove the Suicide Vest First(Warning: graphic)

    07/25/2014 10:15:39 AM PDT · by DKM · 82 replies
    Israel Video Network ^ | 7/24/14 | Yuval Friedman
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  • Teenage girl accused of shooting dead a friend after he asked her to try out his bulletproof vest

    05/14/2014 4:51:46 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 58 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 14, 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    A South Carolina teenager was charged with involuntary manslaughter after police say she fired a shot at a friend in a bulletproof vest, but missed the Kevlar and struck him in the heart. Anderson County Sheriff's Lt. Shelia Cole said Blake Wardell, 26, found an old flak jacket early Wednesday morning in Greenville, put it on and asked 18-year-old Taylor Kelly to shoot him. Kelly fired a single round from a small-caliber handgun at the vest, but just missed.
  • Illegal Alien Faces 30 Years After Admitting Capitol Bomb Plot

    06/23/2012 5:34:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 22 Jun 2012 03:32 PM | (Via Reuters)
    A Moroccan man pleaded guilty on Friday to attempting to bomb the U.S. Capitol building in Washington in February, 2012, and could face up to 30 years in prison. Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant living in Alexandria, Va., struck an agreement with prosecutors under which he pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in Virginia. He was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against property owned and used by the United States, intending to detonate a bomb and to shoot people. "I plead guilty," he said, standing before Judge James Cacher for the U.S. District...
  • Benghazi Gates Part 2, What happened to Ambassador Stevens?

    11/06/2012 12:49:43 AM PST · by Dave Mellon · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/06/2012 | Ben Ghazi Gates
    I finally finally finished Benghazi Gates, Part 2, What Happened to Ambassador Stevens. This is a draft version only and a few additional facts will be added. It definitely needs a bettter script and narrator than me. This video answers many questions on what happened to Ambassador Stevens from the time he was abandoned by his State Department employees at 11:20 PM and the time he was taken out of the Main Building of the American Consulate in Benghazi Libya. It also raises many new and disturbing questions as well. The worldwide news media has overwhelmingly pronounced the retrieval and...
  • That takes guts! Hysterical video of man shooting HIMSELF in the stomach to test bulletproof vest

    02/25/2012 5:07:06 PM PST · by rawhide · 15 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 25th February 2012 | Hugo Gye
    <p>It takes real guts to shoot yourself in the gut.</p> <p>But this man seems relatively unfazed by his decision to shoot himself in the stomach at point-blank range - just to test out his bulletproof vest.</p> <p>Luckily, it worked - though it looks like it hurt a lot, as he is immediately doubled up in pain.</p>
  • Santorum: Obama leads with a 'different theology' (because he's NOT a Christian)

    02/18/2012 7:42:30 PM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/18/2012 | Chris Welch and Gregory Wallace
    Rick Santorum drew applause from Ohio tea party voters - but perhaps raised some eyebrows, too - when he suggested Saturday that President Barack Obama leads based on a theology different from that in the Bible. It left some wondering whether he was implying that Obama subscribes to a religion other than Christianity. The comments came at an event in Columbus shortly after the former senator from Pennsylvania said efficacy and safety improvements in oil drilling technology are considered by the president to be "a dangerous technology." "It doesn't fit his pattern of trying to drive down consumption, trying to...
  • Poll: Santorum Crushing Romney In Michigan [Up by 15 Points: But Detroit News Santorum Leads By 4]

    02/17/2012 7:19:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    ChicagoTribuneNews ^ | February 17, 2012
    Poll: Santorum Crushing Romney In Michigan: New PPP Poll Shows Santorum up 15 percent in Romney's home state The wave of momentum Rick Santorum is riding after his victories in Colorado, Minnesotta, and Missouri last week is carrying him into Michigan. Public Policy Polling released a poll Monday showing Santorum is leading in the Great Lakes State, which is set to hold its primary on Feb. 28. In the new poll, Santorum is up 15 points on Mitt Romney, with 39 percent of those polled saying they would vote for the former Pennsylvania Senator while 24 percent support Romney. Ron...
  • [South Texas:]Border Patrol finds weapons cache near Rio Grande

    01/24/2011 3:50:35 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 24, 2011 | Lynn Brezosky
    BROWNSVILLE — A “suspicious object protruding from the brush” in Starr County led Border Patrol agents to a weapons cache that included an AK-47, three M4-style assault rifles, hand grenades, military-style uniforms and other related items, Customs and Border Protection said Monday. The seizure occurred Friday on the banks of the Rio Grande near Fronton, a small community about five miles west of Roma. Agents reported finding the four rifles, two hand grenades, a ballistic vest, two ammunition-carrying vests, three two-way radios, two uniforms, and 16 fully-loaded 30-round magazines. All weapons except the grenades were turned over to Immigration and...
  • Professor Accuses UCF Officers Of Racial Profiling

    09/01/2010 2:05:54 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 24 replies
    WFTV-TV ^ | 30 August 2010 | Staff
    ORANGE CO., Fla. -- Both the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Orlando police are investigating a traffic stop involving a UCF professor who accused officers of discriminating against her. The same professor has made public statements in the past about racial profiling. While there was no comment from the police department itself, the university is calling this an "urgent matter." Dr. Jennifer Vest is a multi-racial, distinguished philosophy professor at the University Of Central Florida. She writes poetry about discrimination and she's an activist for gay rights. "Everywhere I go there's somebody who's got a problem with me racially,...
  • Glenn Beck wore bulletproof vest while speaking at 'Restore Honor' rally at Lincoln Memorial

    08/31/2010 8:20:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/31/10 | Richard Sisk
    WASHINGTON - Fox News host Glenn Beck wore a bulletproof vest at his weekend rally, where he claimed "many, many miracles" had occurred - including a flyover of geese."I'm absolutely wearing a bulletproof vest," Beck said he told Alveda King, the niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., before the "Restore Honor" event at the Lincoln Memorial. He and other speakers risked their lives but "she decided not to wear it," Beck said of Alveda King, and now "she is a marked woman for standing on that step with me."
  • '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...
  • Better body armor means more weight for troops

    02/05/2009 4:57:27 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 14 replies · 630+ views
    AP, via Yahoo! News ^ | February 5, 2009 | RICHARD LARDNER
    Concerned that U.S. troops are already saddled with too much heavy gear, military officials will not require them to wear improved body armor until manufacturers cut the weight of the new protective plates. The Army plans to buy 120,000 sets of the advanced bullet-blocking plates this year. This initial purchase of the plates, known as "XSAPI," will be stocked in Kuwait and be available if commanders need them, service officials said at a congressional hearing Wednesday.
  • Police hunt for lethal chemical suicide vest

    06/02/2006 3:24:43 PM PDT · by Dog · 46 replies · 1,167+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | June 03, 2006 | Daniel McGrory, Stewart Tendler and Michael Evans
    A DESPERATE search is under way for a “chemical vest” that a British suicide bomber was ready to deploy in a terror attack on London. Police fear that the strike, using a home-made chemical device, was imminent after an informant told MI5 that he had seen the lethal garment at the home of two young men. Last night detectives were at the hospital bedside of a 23-year-old postal worker shot during a raid on his parents’ home, while his younger brother, aged 20, was being questioned at Paddington Green high security police station. Armed officers who led the assault on...
  • The Taliban Unveil Their Own Stealth Bomber

    12/26/2007 10:02:09 AM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 450+ views
    Written by CJTF-82 Operations    Wednesday, 26 December 2007 The United States Air Force unveiled their F117 Nighthawk over the skies of Iraq in 1991; it has since been joined by the B2 Spirit. Both aircraft use stealth technology intended to aid its penetration role in order to survive extremely dense anti-aircraft defenses otherwise considered impenetrable by combat aircraft. The Taliban unveiled their own “Stealth Bomber” yesterday in Jalalabad, Nangarhar as a 50 year old woman was apprehended at a security checkpoint wearing a suicide vest. Evading radar isn’t an issue for the technology eschewing Taliban, Police and security...
  • Marine shown importance of gear, hard way. (All about ‘The little bullet that couldn’t.’)

    11/02/2005 5:07:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 995+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | Sgt. Jerad W. Alexander
    CAMP AL QA’IM, Iraq (Nov. 2, 2005) -- The 3rd Mobile Assault Platoon took sniper fire all day as they conducted a relief in place with 1st Mobile Assault Platoon. As Lacey Springs, Ala., native Lance Cpl. Bradley A. Snipes, antitank assault man, 3rd MAP, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, sat in the turret of his hummer watching his assigned sector behind his M-2 .50 caliber machine gun, it happened. “We were doing a relief in place with [1st MAP] and had been taking sniper fire across the wadi all day,” Snipes, the 21-year-old, 2002 graduate of Brewer...
  • New bulletproof vests keep dogs comfortable with gel packs

    08/04/2005 11:51:25 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 19 replies · 1,268+ views
    SunSentinal.com ^ | August 4, 2005 | Charlene Hager-Van Dyke
    With afternoon temperatures frequently pushing the triple-digit mark, many law-enforcement officers dread donning their cumbersome gear, especially their bulky bulletproof vests. Some of those saddled with the lifesaving gear must contend with an additional problem created by the extreme heat: sweaty fur.
  • Deployed leaders take ‘vest-ed’ interest in being cool

    07/28/2005 4:47:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 437+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | July 28, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Jason Tudor
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFPN) -- The first test was in an outhouse. Saddled in the middle of Baghdad -- where temperatures are reaching at least 120 degrees -- that outhouse had all the qualities Capt. James Ross needed to test his idea to cool off flightline logistics workers from the stifling heat. His idea -- a “cool vest.” The captain, a bioenvironmental officer with the 477th Air Expeditionary Group here, is hoping to add something to help Airmen battle 150-plus degree temperatures as they work behind running aircraft engines. “The situation there is too hot, and it hurts them,” he said....
  • Faulty Sources Isikoff & MSM previously used: Karen Kwiatkowski & Patrick Lang

    05/19/2005 5:55:33 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 51 replies · 3,790+ views
    NRO and Iraq News ^ | 5-17-05 | Michael Rubin
    Two items: [1] From Laurie Mylroie's "Iraq News" Newsletter - Tue, 17 May 2005 20:03:39 -0400 Subject: Michael Rubin, Prior Isikoff Use of Faulty Source From the list of Michael Rubin, previously at DoD and now at AEI (May 17, 2005): This was not the first time Michael Isikoff has used faulty or fabricated sources. In reporting the myth that Doug Feith’s office created its own intelligence unit, he relied on Karen Kwiatkowski, who associated with the Lyndon LaRouche movement. Kwiatkowski said on tape that she was Isikoff’s chief source. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Report on the U.S....
  • Friend Killed On Dare After Bullet Pierces Protective Vest

    12/17/2004 3:56:05 AM PST · by KidGlock · 42 replies · 1,514+ views
    WFTV ^ | 12/19/04
    Friend Killed On Dare After Bullet Pierces Protective Vest POSTED: 4:06 pm EST December 15, 2004 OROFINO, Idaho -- A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting his friend through a protective vest on an apparent dare, police said. Alexander Joseph Swandic, 20, died of a gunshot wound to the heart Monday after donning a protective vest and asking David John Hueth, 30, to shoot him, police said. Hueth initially told police that Swandic's wound was self-inflicted, but later admitted to the shooting. The two had apparently tested the vest by propping it against a dirt bank...
  • Man charged with shooting friend on dare (And the Darwin Award goes to...)

    12/15/2004 12:35:28 PM PST · by holymoly · 64 replies · 1,824+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | December 15, 2004 | Associated Press
    OROFINO, Idaho -- A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting his friend through a protective vest on an apparent dare, police said. Alexander Joseph Swandic, 20, died of a gunshot wound to the heart Monday after donning a protective vest and asking David John Hueth, 30, to shoot him, police said. Hueth initially told police that Swandic's wound was self-inflicted, but later admitted to the shooting. The two had apparently tested the vest by propping it against a dirt bank and shooting it twice, police said. Police said the vest was designed to protect against grenade...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Web of Conspiracies. False rumors go from fringe staff go mainstream-again and again.

    05/18/2004 7:03:21 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 49 replies · 1,502+ views
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2004, 8:36 a.m. | Michael Rubin
    On May 13, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy berated Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Senate Armed Services Committee, condemning "disaster after disaster" in U.S. Iraq policy. Well before the Abu Ghraib revelations, Kennedy has sought to transform Iraqi freedom from a philosophical and strategic issue into a partisan debate, without regard either to reality or result. On April 6, Kennedy called Iraq "George Bush's Vietnam." On March 5, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations, took the president to task for allegedly exaggerating the threat posed by Iraq: "The evidence so far leads to...
  • TX Att. Gen. Sues Top Manufacturer Of Bullet-proof Vests

    08/12/2004 5:33:55 AM PDT · by FooBarBaz · 4 replies · 684+ views
    Press release ^ | 8/11/2004
    Attorney General Abbott Sues Top Manufacturer Of Bullet-proof Vests Alleges potential vest failures pose threat to police officer safetyFARMER’S BRANCH - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today sued a major manufacturer of police protective body armor, alleging a failure to reveal potentially fatal flaws in the material from which many of its protective “bullet-proof” vests have been made. The suit againstSecond Chance Body Armor Inc. of Central Lake, Michigan, which made and sold a protective vest containing the material “Zylon,” follows an investigation the Attorney General launched last December. According to the suit, the company maintained that its “Ultima” and...
  • Shipment of body armor vests on its way to Kuwait, Iraq-bound troops

    01/13/2004 9:59:53 AM PST · by xzins · 32 replies · 630+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | Tuesday, January 13, 2004 | Lisa Burgess
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Working full-tilt, nine contractors have finished crafting 160,000 Interceptor body armor vests, and the equipment is now en route to units preparing to deploy to Iraq and a central distribution point in Kuwait, according to Army officials. This month’s production run of the Interceptor tactical vests fulfills a promise to Congress by Army officials, who said that by January the service would have enough of the vests to outfit every soldier deployed to Iraq, according to Army spokesman Maj. Gary Tallman. “Congress has been notified that the requirement has been met,” Tallman said Friday. Interceptor vests are...
  • "Saddam Hussein is wearing an explosive belt, for use if he is captured by U.S. forces"

    07/30/2003 2:00:58 AM PDT · by yonif · 118 replies · 403+ views
    Haaretz News Ticker ^ | 7/30/2003 11:25AM Israel Time | Itim
    London-based Al Hayat newspaper: Saddam Hussein is wearing an explosive belt, for use if he is captured by U.S. forces.