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  • The Shhh-ocking Discovery Made By Two Workmen When They Found Two Electrocuted Snakes In A Box

    04/08/2016 4:13:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies ^ | April 8, 2016 | David Harding
    The snakes discovered by the electricians (Facebook) Two electricians had the fright of their lives recently when they went to repair an electricity box and found two snakes inside. The shocking discovery was made by workmen in the town of Morganton, North Carolina, in the States. The workmen took a photo which was posted on to the local council’s Facebook page on April 4 and has received almost 4,000 likes already. Luckily for the workmen - if not the snakes - both reptiles were dead.
  • Will Ted Cruz Make A Good President? [ZOT Magnet---ZAPPED!]

    03/24/2015 4:47:25 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 219 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 24, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    I want to like Ted Cruz. He has all the right views from Obamacare to taxes to amnesty to Federal spending. He’s a gifted speaker, his speech yesterday was given without a teleprompter. He appeared genuine, frankly it appeared as though he had written the speech himself. The left hates Cruz, which of course makes him all the more likable. John McCain has called him a wacko bird, which again makes Cruz more likable. Anyone who annoys McCain must be good. Lost in the euphoria conservatives are having over Cruz is an objective look at whether Cruz will actually make...
  • SHOCKING: Home Invader Gets Blasted With Shotgun, Then Gets Tangled In Electric Fence During Escape

    09/21/2014 6:00:21 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 48 replies ^ | 20SEP2014 | Bob Owens
    A robber near El Reno, Oklahoma, targeted the wrong home to attack. Instead of weakly cowering like an impotent Mom’s Demand Attention supporters, Cathy Kouba took action, flanked the surprised burglar by looping around the house, and then unloaded on him: Cathy Kouba’s home security system alarm jolted her awake Thursday night. She said she realized someone was trying to kick in her back door. “I have a daughter that’s handicapped and she was asleep on the bottom floor,” Kouba said. “And so for the fear of her being hurt, motherly instincts kick in and, you know, I worked hard...
  • Would-be Florida burglar gets more than he bargained for when residents use stun gun on him

    05/20/2013 8:07:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 19, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    Not in my house! That was the message some Florida residents had for Michael Maxwell, 19, who got more than he bargained for when he and three accomplices allegedly tried a home invasion in Palm Bay. When the group tried to enter the home around 1 a.m. last Wednesday, the residents fought back, kicking, beating and even using a stun gun on Maxwell, Florida Today reported.
  • Yellow Jacket Case Brings A Stun-Gun Attachment To The iPhone

    07/23/2012 3:45:57 PM PDT · by Doogle · 12 replies
    Mobile Magazine ^ | 07/17/12 | Andrew Grush
    Think your iPhone provides great security features? Sure, the protection from viruses and other threats is there, but what about personal protection from physical harm? The Yellow Jacket iPhone case takes your iPhone security to a new level by giving you a handy stun gun attachment. The Yellow Jacket was created by former-Military Police officer Seth Froom after an armed robber broke into his home and took many electronic devices, including his cell phone. With this unique $125 case for iPhone 4 and 4S you have an extra layer of protection against very real violent threats. The case includes a...
  • 'It's Over': After Three Torturous Hours Strapped To The Chair Troy Davis Has Been Executed

    09/21/2011 8:26:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 21, 2011
    'It's Over': After Three Torturous Hours Strapped To The Chair Troy Davis Has Been Executed Davis finally died at 11.08pm All nine Supreme Court justices voted to deny the stay after taking more than four hours to come to their decision Appeal had challenged ballistics linking Davis to the crime, and eyewitness testimony identifying Davis as the killer Davis convicted of killing off duty police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989 Defence lawyers say there is still 'lingering doubt' of Davis' guilt By HANNAH ROBERTS 22nd September 2011 Mental torture: The convicted murderer was sedated and strapped to the chair in...
  • Father and daughter burned in alleged electrical theft

    09/19/2011 5:20:05 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 31 replies
    latimes ^ | 9-17-2011
    A father and his teenage daughter were in critical condition after receiving severe burns during an alleged attempt to steal electricity from high-voltage power lines in Inglewood, a police official said Saturday. L.A. County Fire officials and police responding to an explosion at a power transformer late Friday found the 52-year-old man and his 17-year-old daughter with extensive electric burns, Inglewood Police Lt. Neal Cochran said. The man had used tools to tap into a live wire, resulting in a chain reaction and causing the transformer to explode, Cochran said. The father and daughter, whose names were not released, were...
  • Two drone strikes kill 9 terrorists in N Waziristan

    10/09/2010 7:23:58 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 2 replies
    Daily Times-Pakistan ^ | 10-09-10 | Staff
    ISLAMABAD: Two suspected US missile strikes have killed nine people in the tribal areas, intelligence officials said on Friday. One evening, strike in the town of Mohammad Khel killed four people and a second in Datta Khel killed five, two officials said. The identity of the dead was not immediately known, but the area of the strikes in North Waziristan is believed to be controlled by the Taliban militants. The officials said all nine dead are believed to be militants and some may be foreign fighters. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak...
  • Three drone strikes kill 28 in Waziristan

    09/22/2010 12:48:46 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 17 replies
    Daily Times (Pakistan) ^ | 9-22-2010 | Staff
    LAHORE: At least 28 people were killed in three US led drone strikes in the remote areas of South and North Waziristan, a private TV channel reported on Tuesday. According to sources, the first drone attack was occurred in Miranshah, where the drone aircraft pounded two missiles, killing at least nine people. In the second attack, the US led drone targeted Azam Warsak, some 25 kilometers west of Wana, the main town of South Waziristan tribal district, in which at least 12 people were killed. The US drone fired five missiles at the office of Shamsullah, a commander of militant...
  • This Is a Mosquito Getting Killed By a Laser

    02/12/2010 3:11:05 PM PST · by Flavius · 20 replies · 1,640+ views
    gizmodos ^ | 2.12.10 | gizmodos
    You're looking at a mosquito who got taken down mid-flight by a "Death Star" laser gun designed by Nathan Myhrvold. The malaria-carrying pest never saw it coming, but you can watch everything happen over and over again in this video. check out the link

    08/08/2009 4:31:06 PM PDT · by ifonlyallusawerenyc · 1,371 replies · 13,286+ views
    Starbase 5 Proxima 7 ^ | 5/3/51 | DR Roth
    HELLO!? Is this thing on? Good! Listen! Don't vote for Sarah Palin In 2012! America is attacked in 2013 she uses FEMA to lock up her oppenents and then takes over the world! Also they find a cure for Down syndrome and Trig becomes a brutal dictator killing billions! This helps Michelle Obama XII Become intergalactic dictator. Please don't vote for... OMG! Someones coming!
  • Republicans ARE WAY WORSE Than The Democrats

    08/07/2009 3:28:37 PM PDT · by Stephen Colbert · 101 replies · 3,079+ views
    The enemy you know is way worse than the enemy that acts like your friend only to stab you in the back. Once Republicans have the numbers again in the future they're not going to reduce the size of government in any meaningful way, ever. THAT'S A PROMISE. We're on a one way path to larger and larger government. The way Republicans talk you'd think when they're in power they'd put half the federal government and spending on the chopping block. Surely that's what the republican constituents want, right? I think politicians of both parties forget that they are not...
  • CNN Refuses to Air This Ad .. ZOT!

    08/05/2009 9:08:36 PM PDT · by hlado · 74 replies · 2,616+ views
    wiki44 ^ | 08.06.2009 | wiki44
  • double standard on disclosure and president records

    08/05/2009 12:07:12 PM PDT · by opentalk · 50 replies · 2,147+ views
    you tube ^ | 8-4-09 | open talk
  • Help- my sister was bit by an ObamaMoose!

    08/03/2009 1:42:09 PM PDT · by the Fun in Fundamentalist · 157 replies · 4,982+ views
    Howdy all, I'm a long-time lurker, occasional poster here on FR. I’ve always enjoyed the good articles, lively debate and excellent resources for conservatives here, so I’m taking the liberty of bringing a slight “issue” to y’all to see what you think. Recently (around the start of summer, about two months ago) my younger sister (aged 22) started talking about a young man she’d met in one of her Communications classes. She said he was very nice, handsome, smart, and it was obvious that she was starting to take an interest in him. About a month ago, they went out...
  • What brand of troll am I? ZOT!

    07/26/2009 7:03:54 PM PDT · by farser · 139 replies · 1,381+ views
    <p>Fellow Freepers, which sort of conservative described in this list are you?</p>
  • An Open Letter to Jim Robinson

    07/18/2009 3:09:39 PM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 392 replies · 12,961+ views
    07/18/09 | vanity
    Dear Mr. Robinson: I've given the matter quite a bit of thought and have decided it is time to ZOT you. I was tempted when I noticed posters were allowed to insult anyone who disagreed with them; even more tempted when I saw new posters banned for asking questions, or expressing an opinion outside the mainstream - (though I must confess anyone adopting the screen name "Christ was killed by conservatives" was not going to last very long ! I'm sure he was referring to the Sanhedrin, but still...) When I saw your post today about getting "millions of people"...
  • ZOTTING your Soul to go to Troll-Heck

    07/15/2009 7:05:54 PM PDT · by ConservativesKilledJesus · 75 replies · 1,474+ views
    July 15, 2009 | ConservativesKilledJesus
    I've been a Christian my entire life. Since I was a small child. Seven years old. I prayed for salvation from hell. I dedicated my life to Jesus. And I meant it. As I grew up I spent my time studying and praying and witnessing. I decided in high school that I would go to seminary and be a minister. I was a minister for a short time after I graduated from seminary. But then I quit temporarily. I had been talking to people about Jesus for years and there were so many questions that I felt deserved answered. I...
  • loser that was a poor excuse of a person who appeared on msnbc (KOS Tool Chow)

    07/13/2009 12:53:59 PM PDT · by freeamericanfree · 177 replies · 5,065+ views
    me | today | me
  • 'Star Wars' scientists create laser gun to kill mosquitoes

    03/17/2009 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Flavius · 29 replies · 1,152+ views
    cnn ^ | 3/16/09 | By Anouk Lorie
    Scientists in the U.S. are developing a laser gun that could kill millions of mosquitoes in minutes. The laser, which has been dubbed a "weapon of mosquito destruction" fires at mosquitoes once it detects the audio frequency created by the beating of its wings. The laser beam then destroys the mosquito, burning it on the spot. Developed by some of the astrophysicists involved in what was known as the "Star Wars" anti-missile programs during the Cold War, the project is meant to prevent the spread of malaria. Lead scientist on the project, Dr. Jordin Kare, told CNN that the laser...
  • Cop Uses Taser to Save Elderly Man From Charging Bull

    02/10/2009 4:52:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 850+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/09/09
    Cop Uses Taser to Save Elderly Man From Charging BullMonday, February 09, 2009 A police officer used his Taser to control a bull that attacked a man on a Minnesota farm. The Stearns County sheriff's office says 74-year-old Melvin Pundsack was knocked down and attacked by a bull while he and his wife were trying to herd cows on their son's farm late Sunday morning. Rose Pundsack, 66, was forced to stand on a snowpile for safety. At first, responders could not help Melvin Pundsack because the animal was too aggressive. So an Albany police officer used his Taser on...
  • Pulling the plug: State says electric car is illegal (MA)

    08/01/2008 7:05:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies · 1,548+ views ^ | 7/31/2008 | By John P. Kelly
    Owners’ effort to go green suffers blackout HINGHAM — Greenhouse gases and melting polar ice caps were never pressing concerns for Hingham carpenter Ben Burnham. Still, Burnham found himself buying an electric-powered ZAP Xebra last month to do his small part for the environment. The three-wheeled vehicle has become a neighborhood oddity, a futuristic looking pickup truck with no tailpipe and a row of batteries instead of a gas tank. Drivers point cell phone cameras at Burnham as he zips nonchalantly past $4.19-a-gallon gas pumps, albeit at a top speed of 40 mph. But the state has put the...
  • Woman struck by lightning: Amazing footage

    07/17/2008 10:20:46 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 37 replies · 777+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/17/2008
    <p>A woman who filmed the moment she was hit by lightning has spoken of her terror as the strike passed through her body.</p> <p>Jessica Lynch can be heard screaming in fear after the lightning blew a hole in the ground just feet from where she was recording, in astonishing footage posted on the internet.</p>
  • 2 Colo. men exchange Taser shots over parked van

    05/19/2008 2:47:35 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 7 replies · 136+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 5/16/08 | n/a
    BOULDER, Colo. - It wasn't exactly pistols at 30 paces, but police say a security company supervisor and a restaurateur shot each other with Tasers in a "bonehead" confrontation over parking...
  • CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS Generation of Vipers

    05/07/2008 1:09:39 AM PDT · by argoweaver · 218 replies · 253+ views
    CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS: Generation of Vipers
  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

    04/21/2007 6:42:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18,464 replies · 540,699+ views
    vanity | April 21, 2007 | Jim Robinson
    We've got some real challenges facing us. FR was established to fight against government corruption, overstepping, and abuse and to fight for a return to the limited constitutional government as envisioned and set forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and other founding documents. One of the biggest cases of government corruption, overstepping and abuse that I know of is its disgraceful headlong slide into a socialist hell. Our founders never intended for abortion to be the law of the land. And they never intended the Supreme Court to be a legislative body. They...
  • Man suspected of stealing copper lines electrocuted (Darwin Award Nominee)

    03/07/2008 2:16:18 AM PST · by South40 · 62 replies · 576+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 3/6/08 | Debbi Farr Baker
    OCEANSIDE – Sheriff's deputies checking out a report of downed power lines early Thursday morning found the body of a man who had apparently been electrocuted. Authorities suspect the man was trying to steal copper wire contained in the energized transmission cables. The body was discovered just after 1 a.m. in an unincorporated area east of Oceanside near state Route 76 and Holly Lane, sheriff's officials said. When deputies arrived they found that two power lines had been cut and one of them was touching the man's body, which was lying on the ground. A ladder was leaning against the...
  • Electric eel used to power Xmas lights

    12/15/2007 7:47:25 PM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 89 replies · 493+ views
    KAKAMIGAHARA, Gifu -- An aquarium filled with exotic fish here is using an electric eel to power lights on a Christmas tree. Each time the electric eel at the Aqua Toto Gifu aquarium touches a copper wire in its tank, it sends power that lights up globes decking a Christmas tree. Officials expect the "eel Christmas tree" to be a popular attraction for dating couples in the lead-up to Christmas Day, when the tree will be removed. Electric eels are capable of generating electricity in their bodies. They have notoriously poor eyesight and use electric shocks to stun prey so...
  • Student Tasered at John Kerry forum

    09/18/2007 4:39:08 PM PDT · by indcons · 76 replies · 252+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 18th 2007 | DAILY NEWS STAFF
    The University of Florida said today it has asked state law enforcement officials to investigate an incident in which campus police Tasered a student as he tried to question Sen. John Kerry during a forum. Andrew Meyer, 21, was arrested after being zapped with a stun gun last night. He was released this morning on his own recognizance. Video of the incident, posted on several Web sites, shows campus police officers pulling Meyer away from a microphone after the student loudly asks Kerry about impeaching President Bush and whether he and Bush both belonged to the secret society Skull and...
  • Should UPD drop its charges against Andrew Meyer (Taser Boy)? [Campus Newspaper Reader Poll]

    09/19/2007 6:43:37 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 64 replies · 603+ views
    Should UPD drop its charges against Andrew Meyer? Click above link and page down to almost the bottom. This is "The Independent Florida Alligator" the campus newspaper.
  • Police report student told them: 'You didn't do anything wrong'

    09/19/2007 3:27:15 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 28 replies · 489+ views
    The Gainesville Sun and ^ | 19 Sep 07 | ALICE WALLACE
    GAINESVILLE - Police have released the incident report detailing the Tasering of a University of Florida student during a campus forum with Sen. John Kerry Monday, and the officer who actually Tasered Andrew Meyer wrote in the report that Meyer later told police, "You didn't do anything wrong." VIDEO HERE: University of Florida student Tasered at Kerry forum In the 12-page report, which gives accounts of the incident from the perspective of eight different officers who were present Monday afternoon, Officer Nicole Mallo writes that Meyer would only resist officers when cameras were present. "As (Meyer) was escorted down stairs...
  • Student tasered at Kerry speech

    09/18/2007 7:01:46 PM PDT · by darthyorktown · 84 replies · 1,215+ views
    AP ^ | Sep 18 06:57 PM US/Eastern | Travis Reed
    Video of police Tasering a persistent questioner of Sen. John Kerry became an Internet and TV sensation Tuesday, generating fierce debate about free speech and the motives of the college student involved—a known prankster who often posts practical jokes online.
  • Caption this college kid who was tasered at a John Kerry event

    09/18/2007 12:57:43 PM PDT · by redstates4ever · 85 replies · 312+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 9/18/07 | staff
    "University of Florida student Andrew Meyer struggles with University Police as officers try to remove him from a question and answer session with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, in Gainesville, Fla. Meyer, 21, was Tasered and arrested after he angrily and repeatedly tried to ask Kerry about the 2004 election and other subjects during a campus forum.""University of Florida student Andrew Meyer speaks with university police after being removed from a forum where Sen. John Kerry was speaking in Gainesville, Fla., Monday Sept. 17, 2007. Meyer, 21, was Tasered and arrested after he angrily and repeatedly tried...
  • UF student Tasered at Kerry forum

    09/17/2007 4:24:43 PM PDT · by jjw · 88 replies · 403+ views
    independent Florida Alligator ^ | 9/17/2007 | By ILEANA MORALES, Alligator Writer
    A UF student was shot with a Taser gun today at a campus forum with U.S. Sen. John Kerry. Andrew Meyer, a telecommunication senior, yelled out to Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, and insisted his questions be answered while police tried to restrain him. Meyer shouted that the senator should answer everyone’s questions. Kerry was brought to UF by Accent, Student Government’s speakers bureau. Kerry said it would "be fair" to answer Meyer’s question, and police allowed Meyer to approach one of the microphones set up in the University Auditorium. Kerry finished answering a previous question, which was intended to...

    07/20/2007 9:44:12 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 38 replies · 1,015+ views
    deutsche presse via email, no url | 7/20/7
    Islamabad (dpa) - At least 40 people were killed Friday and several other injured in lightening strikes in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP), media reports said. Seventeen houses were also damaged in the lightning storm, which took place in Naashnamil village of mountainous upper Dir area of NWFP, Aaj news channel reported. There were fears the death toll would rise further as the local residents were still working to rescue people from the debris of the houses.
  • Lightning zaps Giuliani's remarks on abortion, Catholics

    06/05/2007 7:08:27 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 39 replies · 1,292+ views
    Manchester, New Hampshire - Was it a sign from above? Lightning zapped remarks by Republican presidential contender and former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani during a debate Tuesday night, just as he began defending his pro-choice stand on abortion rights against criticism by a Roman Catholic bishop. 'I guess I'm here by myself,' Giuliani quipped after a loud buzz momentarily interrupted the sound system. He turned around, then looked skyward as the audience broke out laughing. 'For someone who went to parochial schools all his life, this is a very frightening thing that's happening right now,' he said. Debate host...
  • U.S. eyes heat-beaming weapon by 2010

    01/24/2007 4:55:22 PM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 40 replies · 1,020+ views
    MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Georgia (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday unveiled what it called a revolutionary heat-beaming weapon that could be used to control mobs or repel foes in conflicts like Iraq and Afghanistan. The so-called Active Denial System causes an intense burning sensation causing people to run for cover, but no lasting harm, officials said. "This is a breakthrough technology that's going to give our forces a capability they don't now have," Theodore Barna, an assistant deputy undersecretary of defense for advanced systems and concepts, told Reuters. "We expect the services to add it to their...
  • Nebraska court rejects electric chair appeal (ZAP away)

    07/28/2006 9:38:13 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 14 replies · 995+ views
    The AP via Yahoo! News ^ | July 28, 2006 | Kevin O'hanlon
    The state Supreme Court on Friday rejected an inmate's appeal that the electric chair amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, leaving Nebraska as still the only state with electrocution as its sole means of execution. No American court has ever ruled that electrocution amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. But as legal challenges were mounted against its use, others states adopted alternative methods of execution, primarily lethal injection. "Nebraska ... now is alone in the United States, actually in the whole world, in still requiring electrocution," Carey Dean Moore's lawyer, Alan Peterson, argued to the court. "Nebraska is the last...
  • Man burned in electric pole climb

    04/26/2006 1:44:26 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 39 replies · 867+ views
    The Item ^ | 25 April 2006 | CRYSTAL OWENS
    A Sumter man was severely burned late Sunday night after he reportedly climbed an electrical pole to try and steal copper wire. Authorities said Herbert Wayne Odom, 34, of 306 E. Charlotte Ave. was taken to Tuomey Regional Medical Center and later flown by helicopter to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., following the 9:30 p.m. incident. "There's fluid around his heart, and he's burnt up pretty good," said a man who only wanted to be identified as Odom's brother. "We're not sure if he's going to make it." His condition could not be determined as of...
  • Cops Zap Turkey with Taser (WI)

    04/18/2006 2:53:48 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies · 215+ views ^ | April 18, 2006 | Steven Elbow
    (Wild bird escapes from empty home after face-off...) A wayward turkey created havoc after smashing through a window of a home on the city's southwest side, eventually prompting the police to resort to a Taser to get the bird to leave. Officers Chad Joswiak and Daniel Borth were called to the home at about 4:45 p.m. on April 7 after motion detectors set off an alarm. Steve Hird, the son of the couple who own the home, said the officers found a nearly 2-foot-wide hole in the 24-inch-by-50-inch window "smack dab in the middle." The bird flew at enough force...
  • Electricity kills cancer cells

    03/14/2006 1:04:59 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 48 replies · 1,432+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 13 March, 2006 | PHILIP WALZER
    A team of scientists from Old Dominion University and Eastern Virginia Medical School has reported killing melanoma s in mice using lightning-fast, high-powered jolts of electricity. The researchers expect their paper to be placed online Wednesday in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications . It's the culmination of at least eight years of work seeking possible health benefits from short, high-voltage doses of electricity. The results, the researchers think , eventually could translate into an effective cancer treatment that carries no side effects. "We've never had a tumor that didn't respond," said the lead researcher, Richard Nuccitelli , an...
  • Solid Success in Speed-of-Light Weaponry

    11/14/2005 11:17:50 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 39 replies · 1,707+ views ^ | 11/14/2005 | Leonard David
    A laser has blasted to a new energy level, a milestone that picks up the pace for moving them from the lab onto the battlefield. Northrop Grumman announced November 9 that the company’s solid-state laser being built for the military has fired one of the most powerful beams yet produced by an electric laser. The advancement stems from a military effort to leap frog speed-of-light technology under the Joint High Power Solid-State Laser (JHPSSL) demonstration program. The solid-state laser churned out more than 27 kilowatts of energy with a run time of 350 seconds. In a separate test, the company...
  • Power-dressing Aussie leaves trail of destruction

    09/16/2005 1:25:38 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 944+ views
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man built up a 40,000-volt charge of static electricity in his clothes as he walked, leaving a trail of scorched carpet and molten plastic and forcing firefighters to evacuate a building. Frank Clewer, who was wearing a woollen shirt and a synthetic nylon jacket, was oblivious to the growing electrical current that was building up as his clothes rubbed together. When he walked into a building in the country town of Warrnambool in the southern state of Victoria on Thursday, the electrical charge ignited the carpet. "It sounded almost like a firecracker", Clewer told Australian...
  • Man builds up 30,000 volts of static electricity

    09/16/2005 4:53:45 AM PDT · by Cowman · 59 replies · 1,765+ views
    ABC online ^ | September 16, 2005
    Last Update: Friday, September 16, 2005. 12:18pm (AEST) Man builds up 30,000 volts of static electricity Victorian authorities believe a man built up at least 30,000 volts of static electricity in his jacket simply by walking around the western Victorian city of Warrnambool yesterday. The man left a trail of scorch marks and molten plastic behind him. It was yesterday afternoon when Frank Clewer walked into a Warrnambool business and got his first shock. "It sounded almost like a firecracker or something like that," he said. "It was at the reception area. Within say, around five minutes, the carpet started...
  • Texas Ranger pitcher Kenny Rodgers attacks reporters. Breaking..

    06/29/2005 4:41:53 PM PDT · by No Blue States · 103 replies · 5,395+ views
    dfw local news | 6-29-05 | self
    Breaking in DFW, Texas Rangers Pitcher Kenny Rodgers attacks Fox Reporter and others. Did anyone in the DFW area just see it on the news? Reporters have the right to be on the field.. He totally lost his cool. One reporter left on a stretcher. Charges will be filed.
  • Multiple stun-gun jolts found justified

    06/25/2005 7:53:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 915+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/25/5 | Alan Gathright
    Criminal charges are not warranted against Pacifica police officers who repeatedly applied stun-gun shocks to a combative, cocaine-intoxicated suspect who later died, the San Mateo County district attorney said Friday. Gregory Saulsbury Jr.'s family has filed a $30 million federal lawsuit claiming that police violated his civil rights. District Attorney Jim Fox said his independent review concluded that the three officers struggling to subdue Saulsbury, whom authorities characterized as violent and out of control, "performed at the highest standard of law enforcement in a very difficult and dangerous situation."
  • Can FreeRepublic Be Trusted [Nope. Zapp Zapped, er Zotted!]

    05/25/2005 7:29:49 PM PDT · by Zapp · 51 replies · 1,042+ views
    05/25/05 | Zapp
    Long story, but given the apparent end of democracy in America, and the open hostility to persons of the Christian Faith, and given History over the past 200 years or so, How can one be sure, or even 50% sure that an org such as Free Republic is legitimate? It would seem plausible that this group is merely another plant. Someone help me out here. zapp
  • Lightning Strikes Car and Home [A must see pic of the car after ZOTTING!]

    05/06/2005 8:50:15 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 258 replies · 14,629+ views
    KSLTV ^ | 5-5-05 | Alex Cabrero
    A rock chip this isn't! How about a lightning bolt! It's what's left of a Salt Lake woman's windshield after lightning struck as she was driving down a highway. Lightning is the number one natural killer in Utah so she's lucky to be alive, and what a story she has. One minute she's driving down the highway, the next she's pulled over after lightning ripped through her car. If the chances of getting struck by lightning are slim, then getting hit two times should be near impossible. That means Aline Devaud of Millcreek shouldn't ever have to worry about it...
  • Sanford (Fla.) man dies when tasered by police

    03/07/2005 1:29:12 PM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 28 replies · 774+ views
    NJOnline ^ | 03.07.05 | KRISTEN REED
    Sanford man dies when tasered by police By KRISTEN REED Staff WriterDELAND -- A 30-year-old Sanford man died Sunday night after being tasered during an altercation with police here. DeLand Police Chief Ed Overman said the man, whose name had not yet been released this afternoon, was considered a burglar suspect and he fled when approached by police in the downtown area. The man jumped onto the second-story awning of a building and later broke a window with his bare hands to enter. Overman said two officers followed him inside where a struggle ensued and the man had to be...
  • Police zap cat Authorities use Taser to subdue animal

    02/28/2005 11:01:51 AM PST · by Cagey · 127 replies · 2,530+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2-28-2005 | MAGGIE BORMAN
    GILLESPIE -- Authorities admit they had to resort to a Taser to subdue a cat in a manner that is making fur fly around town. Gillespie Police Chief Rick Hearn said Thursday morning that a cat fight ended earlier this month with one cat being Tasered then shot to death by police officers. Hearn, who said his officers’ response was appropriate given the circumstances, said the incident began at 9:12 p.m. Feb. 9 when dispatch notified his son, part-time Gillespie police officer Rob Hearn, of a cat fight at the home of George Mull. Rob Hearn called the Mull house...