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  • Grandmother sent machine gun in the post that was meant for nearby police HQ

    12/10/2008 12:58:35 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies · 916+ views ^ | December 10, 2008
    A grandmother was left petrified when she was sent a police machine gun in the post by mistake. The package was delivered by a courier to Catherine Roots when it should have been sent to firearms officers at the nearby police HQ. Mrs Roots had been expecting a horse harness in the post so opened the package thinking it was that. Instead, she found the Heckler & Koch black sub-machine gun staring back at her. She called the police and two armed officers turned up and took it away. Red-faced officers later explained a gun supply company made a one-digit...
  • Patrick Swayze's comeback

    05/19/2008 7:39:40 PM PDT · by hripka · 80 replies · 594+ views
    One India ^ | May 19 2008
    Washington (ANI): Cancer-stricken movie star Patrick Swayze is expected to reprise his role in the sequel to the hit 1991 film 'Point Break'. If his health allows, the 55-year-old star would be reliving his character of 'Bodhi' for the film, reports Contactmusic. According to The Sun, the sequel is due to be shot in Singapore and Indonesia, however, the cast for the movie is as yet unconfirmed. Earlier this year, Swazye had confirmed that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer. The 'Dirty Dancing' legend has reportedly readied his will, transferring his property worth millions to his wife of 32 years....
  • 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...
  • Shock tactics to destroy torpedoes

    10/07/2005 10:15:04 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 146 replies · 2,241+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10/6/05 | Paul Marks
    THE US navy wants to protect its warships with a system that will destroy incoming torpedoes by firing massive underwater shock waves at them. The ships would be equipped with arrays of 360 transducers each 1 metre square - effectively big flat-panel loudspeakers - running along either side of the hull below the waterline. When the ship's sonar detects an incoming torpedo, the transducers simultaneously fire an acoustic shock wave of such intensity that the torpedo either detonates early or is disabled by the pulse's crushing force, according to the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is funding...