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  • Man Nearly Explodes After Compressed Air Valve Lodges In Buttocks

    02/16/2014 7:32:56 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 73 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/16/2014 | LA Times
    WHAKATANE, New Zealand (PIX11)— New Zealand trucker Steven McCormack is either the luckiest or unluckiest person in the world, depending on one’s perspective. McCormack was working on his tractor trailer at a gas station in Whakatane, on the North Island’s east coast, when he slipped and fell, landing on a broken high pressure air valve.
  • Obama is bubble-wrapped

    11/06/2013 1:03:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 5, 2013 | Dana Milbank,
    ".......In a damning account of the Obamacare implementation, my Post colleagues Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin described how Obama rejected pleas from outside experts and even some of his own advisers to bring in people with the expertise to handle the mammoth task; he instead left the project in the care of in-house loyalists. “Three and a half years later, such insularity — in that decision and others that would follow — has emerged as a central factor in the disastrous rollout,” Goldstein and Eilperin reported. Their report is based in part on a prescient memo sent to the White...
  • 5 Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Blow Up Ohio Bridge

    05/01/2012 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Fennie · 78 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 1, 2012
    URGENT: Five people described as anarchists were arrested Monday in a Cleveland-area park for allegedly trying to blow up a bridge, sources tell Fox News.
  • 3 Hospitalized After Mobile Home Explosion

    10/24/2011 1:07:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    http://www.wlky.com/news/29565173/detail.html ^ | 10/24/2011 | Daniel Kemp/WLKY
    NEW PEKIN, Ind. -- Two people are in critical condition and another in fair condition following a mobile home explosion and fire in southern Indiana. It happened on Hurst Road near New Pekin, northwest of Louisville. The damage was evident after the mobile home exploded, ripping it apart on all four sides. "I just heard a big boom, I didn't know what it was," said neighbor Trevor Trainor. It was a neighbor who ran to tell him just what was going on. "He was beating on the door. All he said was, 'Call 911 and get an ambulance to the...
  • Muslim suicide bombers (vanity humor alert)

    08/31/2011 6:54:00 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    31 Aug 2011
    Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit suicide. Lets have a look at the evidence: - No Christmas - No television -No nude women - No football - No pork chops - No hot dogs - No burgers - No beer - No bacon - Rags for clothes - Towels for hats - Constant wailing from some idiot in a tower - More than one wife More than one mother in law - You can't shave - Your wife can't shave - You can't wash off the smell of donkey - You wipe your...
  • (British) Nuclear Missiles Could Blow Up 'Like Popcorn'

    06/25/2008 4:10:38 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 208+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-25-2008 | Duncan Gardham
    Nuclear missiles could blow up 'like popcorn' By Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent Last Updated: 8:59PM BST 25/06/2008 A design flaw in Britain's nuclear arsenal means that warheads could set off a chain reaction "like popcorn" if they were accidentally dropped, according to Ministry of Defence documents. More than 1,700 warheads are affected by the problem which would cause them to explode one after another, an effect known as "popcorning." A typical Trident nuclear missile contains three to six warheads, and some submarines carry up to 24 missiles, meaning the potential for disaster could be huge. Defence companies try to prevent...
  • ’We will blow up all of Gaza’s churches’

    09/16/2006 10:54:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies · 2,046+ views
    Judeoscope ^ | 9/16/06
    The spiritual leader of Lebanon’s Sunnis, the Grand Mufti Sheik Mohammed Rashid Kabbani, said the pope’s remarks emanated either from "Ignorance and lack of knowledge or were deliberately intended to distort Islam." Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said “there should be no controversy; the pope has already explained his true intentions. The religious dialogue and the respect for every religion is a necessity, and religion doesn’t justify violence. Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said of Benedict XVI: He is a great pope, with great intelligence. Right-wing politician Roberto Calderoli said “I ask myself some crazy member of the Left...
  • Muslims criticise naming of plot suspects

    08/11/2006 1:25:42 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 55 replies · 1,743+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/11/06 | Gideon Long
    LONDON (Reuters) - Muslims criticised the government on Friday for publishing the names of 19 men who police sources say are under arrest for allegedly plotting to blow up passenger planes bound for the United States. The government instructed the Bank of England to publish the names on its Web site on Thursday, just hours after police arrested 24 people in connection with the suspected plot. Police have not named the 24 but a police source confirmed they include the 19 named by the central bank. Although the bank did not give the addresses of the 19, it listed their...
  • Palestinians Hunker Down As Cash Runs Out [Aw Jeez Alert]

    05/16/2006 6:34:58 PM PDT · by Alouette · 55 replies · 1,222+ views
    ASSociated Press ^ | May 16, 2006 | Karin Laub
    BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - He's overdrawn at the bank, owes $400 to the grocery, can no longer afford baby formula for his youngest and is trying to sell his 16-year-old car for half its value to raise cash for food. After two months without his government salary, Abdel Hakim Abu Samra, 47, is fast running out of options. "It's the worst time we've had," he said, comparing the deepening crisis since Hamas rose to power in March to previous periods, including two bloody uprisings against Israel. And there's no end in sight. The West won't lift crippling economic sanctions...
  • Emma, Ann and a sex doll that upsets Muslims ["Mustafa Shag"]

    02/09/2006 7:34:18 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 8 replies · 577+ views
    Published: 09 February 2006
    * The latest public figure to stand accused of defiling the Prophet Mohamed is not some Danish cartoonist, or French newspaper editor, but a hapless British Page 3 girl called Emma B. Yesterday, the erotic retailer Ann Summers unveiled Miss B as the "face" of its new range of products. Not 24 hours later, she finds herself on the front line of Islamic protest after Muslim leaders discovered that the range includes a new blow-up doll, called "Mustafa Shag".
  • Loose blogs may blow up BCTs

    11/14/2005 3:42:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 412+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 14, 2005 | Gary Sheftick
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 10, 2005) – This is not your father’s war, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker tells troops in a videotaped message emphasizing proper Operations Security procedures and responsible use of the Internet. The video is part of the Army’s comprehensive OPSEC Action Plan that has Mobile Training Teams visiting deploying units to teach how improper information and photographs posted on the Worldwide Web could endanger lives. For instance, photos of combat operations and destroyed military equipment could provide the enemy with clues about U.S. vulnerabilities, said Maj. Michael Pate, the Army’s OPSEC officer...
  • Brigade finds huge weapons cache (Alaska)

    10/18/2005 3:55:32 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 63 replies · 2,186+ views
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | October 17, 2005 | TATABOLINE BRANT
    t's not unusual for the soldiers of the Alaska-based 172nd Stryker Brigade to seize weapons caches while patrolling the streets and villages of Iraq. But the stockpile they unearthed outside a chicken coop Tuesday set a record. It took three days to blow up. "Without a doubt, this was a significant find and certainly crippling to the (anti-Iraqi forces) operating in my sector," Lt. Col. Mark Freitag wrote by e-mail this week from Rawah, Iraq, where his cavalry unit, from Fort Wainwright, is stationed. Stryker brigade commander Col. Michael Shields said the cache is the largest one the 172nd has...
  • Blast hits BP Texas City refinery (Oh oh... here it comes!)

    03/23/2005 4:40:03 PM PST · by SierraWasp · 48 replies · 6,959+ views
    CBS MarketWatch.com ^ | 3/23/05 | Jim Jelter
    Blast hits BP Texas City refinery Gasoline futures jump to record high on supply fearsBy Jim Jelter, MarketWatch Last Update: 7:20 PM ET March 23, 2005 SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- A huge blast ripped through part of BP's sprawling petroleum refinery in Texas City, Texas, Wednesday, killing and injuring several workers, the company said. News of the explosion shot through the energy market, triggering a swift after-hours jump in gasoline futures to a record high $1.61 a gallon on the New York Mercantile Exchange on fears the giant refinery's gasoline production might be severely cut. See Futures Movers. The move...
  • Deceit, Thy Name Is Islamism

    03/13/2005 1:11:03 PM PST · by jan in Colorado · 567 replies · 16,382+ views
    Isralert.com source ^ | Beth Goodtree
    In Islam, lying or omissions for the 'greater good,' according to a strict or radical Islam/Islamist philosophy is not only acceptable, it is holy and blessed work. It is called al-Takeyya (or al-Taqiyya) and is a strategy outlined in the Hadiths and supported by various interpretations of some of the Suras in the Koran. We have just seen it in action and most people never even caught the whiff of mental ether the Islamists were pouring into the airways of the already comatose and choking non-Islamist world. Al-Takeyya is a policy whereby a Muslim may lie, deceive or omit critical...
  • Mixed Islamic prayer? (

    03/11/2005 6:08:10 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 43 replies · 815+ views
    Newsday ^ | 3/11/2005 | Carol Eisenberg
    The gallery that was to host an Islamic prayer service led by a woman next Friday has pulled out in the face of mounting threats, including one promising to "blow you up."But organizers said the were determined to go ahead with plans to challenge the Islamic prohibition against women leadind mixed-sex prayers. After scrambling to find a new venue, they said late Friday that they had decided to limit participants to an invitation-only list for security reasons, but to broadcast the event on the Internet and through the media.'snip"Organizers seemed taken aback by mounting threats, especially against the backdrop of...
  • Thirty-five years ago today

    03/06/2005 8:30:59 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 8 replies · 468+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 6, 2005 | Lona Manning
    March 6th marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Manhattan town house explosion that killed radical activists Diana Oughton, Ted Gold and Terry Robbins. Oughton, Gold and Robbins were all members of the Weather Underground, a radical offshoot of Students for a Democratic Society, but their revolutionary zeal exceeded their expertise in bomb-making. Had they successfully assembled and transported their bomb instead of blowing themselves up, many more people would be dead. The bomb was intended for a soldiers’ dance at Fort Dix, in New Jersey. The late Diana and her friends wanted to murder soldiers and their dates to express...
  • Mont. governor predicts 'blowup' wildfires

    03/04/2005 6:16:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 700+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/4/05 | Bob Anez - AP
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana is at such high risk for a wildfire "blowup" this summer that Gov. Brian Schweitzer wants at least some of the 1,500 National Guard soldiers in Iraq and elsewhere to return home for the wildfire season. The governor warned Friday the state is like a powder keg because of persistent drought, a shortage of mountain snow and forests full of dry timber. "I know it's going to be a bad fire year," he said, adding he anticipates a repeat of the 1988 season when 4,122 fires charred 2.2 million acres in the Northern Rockies, including...
  • UPDATE: DRUDGE: Separate Hotel Rooms After Shouting Match (Evita Alert)

    08/11/2004 8:38:31 AM PDT · by Conservomax · 747 replies · 34,189+ views
    <p>There is a pic of Evita and Lurch under the headline, which currently is unclickable. More news to follow, I would gather.</p>
  • CA: Lighting a fuse to blow up the boxes

    08/08/2004 9:26:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 347+ views
    OC Register ^ | 8/8/04 | George Passantino
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lit the fuse on his promise to blow up the boxes of state government with the release last week of the massive, 2,500-page California Performance Review report. Many Sacramento insiders, including legislators and advocacy groups opposed to the reforms, are already frantically trying to stamp out that fuse. They say it won't work, reforms can't be made. Others say the report, like so many reports before, will simply end up in the dustbin of failed government reform efforts. But there's a difference this time: Schwarzenegger himself. "Of course there will be the special interests that will be...
  • 'Blow-up' sheep forces insurance brokers to move office

    06/15/2004 11:27:54 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 90 replies · 564+ views
    Webindia123.com ^ | June 14, 2004 | Unknown
    A business couple is moving their office from its current location because a neighbour embarrasses their staff by pretending to have sex with a blow-up sheep and pig. Insurance brokers, Patricia and Graham Wadsworth decided to move their office after a judge ruled that the law could not stop the eccentric neighbour Stefan Halan's daily performances at a bedroom window. According to The Sun, Judge Stephen Gullick said at Bradford Crown Court that Halan's behaviour was wholly unacceptable but it did not breach any court order. Graham was upset with the ruling of the court and has described it as...
  • Two Terrorists Blow Themselves Up To Avoid Arrest

    02/21/2004 6:58:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 228+ views
    Novosti ^ | Februari 21 2004
    KHANKALA, 21 February, 2004 (RIA Novosti correspondent) - In Ingushetia (Russia's autonomous republic in the North Caucasus), two militants blew themselves up during a shootout with police officers, a source in the Russian Interior Ministry's provisional press centre in the North Caucasus said on Saturday. "On Friday afternoon, police officers carrying out a special anti-terror operation in Nazran (Ingushetia's capital city) were shot at by armed men driving past in a Zhiguli car," the source told RIA Novosti. As a result, he added, one of the police officers was wounded. The police chased the attackers and soon spotted one of...
  • Speech put Dean in a hole, Harkin says

    01/23/2004 4:44:23 AM PST · by Therapist · 30 replies · 189+ views
    The Des Moines Register ^ | 01/23/2004 | Jane Norman
    <p>Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, who endorsed Howard Dean in his bid for the presidential nomination, said Thursday that Dean hurt his chances with his arm-swinging speech in Des Moines following his third-place caucus finish.</p> <p>Harkin, a Democrat, also criticized the former Vermont governor's advertising in the last days before the caucuses. He praised rivals John Kerry and John Edwards for running "great" campaigns in Iowa, and said Dean needs to bring his wife on the campaign trail more.</p>