Friday, March 31, 2006

FBI stopped Hezbollah smugglers (at the Mexican boarder)

From the JTA: (out of Canada)


The FBI broke up a ring that tried to smuggle Hezbollah operatives into the United States.

In testimony Tuesday to Congress on the FBI’s budget request, director Robert Mueller said most recent reports on terrorist smuggling do not pan out.

However, he identified one that did: “This was an occasion in which Hezbollah operatives were assisting others with some association with Hezbollah in coming to the United States,” Mueller said. “That was an organization that we dismantled and identified those persons who had been smuggled in. And they have been addressed as well.”

Mueller did not elaborate further, except to say that the ring had attempted to smuggle the operatives into the United States from Mexico.



This is why the debate over the boarder needs to be about SECURITY not immigration.

If we "need" more immigrants then increase the amount of green cards available and speed up the process.




And why isn't this story getting more play?

There's only three hits on google news on it.

NewsMax
, The Albuquerque Tribune (at the bottom of the article), and this page out of Canada.

Google News

Iran Tests Missile Able to Avoid Radar

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran on Friday successfully test-fired a missile that can avoid radar and hit several targets simultaneously, the airforce chief of the elite Revolutionary Guards said.

"Today, a remarkable goal of the Islamic Republic of Iran's defence forces was realized with the successful test-firing of a new missile with greater technical and tactical capabilities than those previously produced," Gen. Hossein Salami said on state-run television.

Salami said the Iranian-made missile, which he did not name, was test-fired as large military maneuvers began in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian sea.

"This missile can simultaneously hit several targets, has near stealth capabilities with a high maneuverability, pinpoint accuracy and radar avoidance features," Salami said.

The general said the range of the missile would depend on the weight of its warhead.

"It can avoid anti-missile missiles and strike the target," he said.

The television screened a brief clip of the launch of the missile.

Iran already has the Shahab-3 missile, which has a range of 1,250 miles and is capable of reaching Israel and U.S. bases in the Middle East. The Shahab-3 is also capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

Last year, former defence minister Ali Shamkhani said that Iran had successfully tested a solid fuel motor for the Shahab-3, a technological breakthrough in Iran's military industries.

Iran launched an arms development program during its 1980-88 war with Iraq to compensate for a U.S. weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and a fighter plane.

The military maneuvers are scheduled to last a week and will involve 17,000 members of the Revolutionary Guards as well as boats, fighter jets and helicopter gunships.





These are just for "electrical purposes" obviously.

They tie a string to the end of the rocket with a key half way down with a wire off the key.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

U.S. To Test 700-Ton Explosive

The U.S. military plans to detonate a 700 ton explosive charge in a test called “Divine Strake” that will send a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas, a senior defense official said March 30.

”I don’t want to sound glib here but it is the first time in Nevada that you’ll see a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas since we stopped testing nuclear weapons,” said James Tegnelia, head of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Tegnelia said the test was part of a U.S. effort to develop weapons capable of destroying deeply-buried bunkers housing nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.

”We have several very large penetrators we’re developing,” he told defense reporters.
”We also have — are you ready for this — a 700-ton explosively formed charge that we’re going to be putting in a tunnel in Nevada,” he said.

”And that represents to U.S. the largest single explosive that we could imagine doing conventionally to solve that problem,” he said.

The aim is to measure the effect of the blast on hard granite structures, he said.

”If you want to model these weapons, you want to know from a modeling point of view what is the ideal best condition you could ever set up in a conventional weapon — what’s the best you can do.

”And this gets at the best point you could get on a curve. So it allows U.S. to predict how effective these kinds of weapons ... would be,” he said.

He said the Russians have been notified of the test, which is scheduled for the first week of June at the Nevada test range.

”We’re also making sure that Las Vegas understands,” Tegnelia said.





I'd hate to be a 911 operator on that day. The lines are going to be going crazy!


That's a whole lot of BOOM!!

Pics of my truck's damage.

In case anyone is interested in seeing what an asshat with no respect for another person's property can do.

(click the pics to enlarge)


First we've got my dash. Notice the big hole where my CD player once was. (On the bright side, they didin't cut the wires.)

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Here's the driver's side window. Nice broken ventshade.

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Up close you can see the half moon that was scratched into my window.

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And the passenger side rearwindow and lock. (I think I can fix that with some touchup paint, I just hope it doesn't leak now.)

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B-2 Bomber gets an upgrade.

Weapons Payload of B-2 Stealth Bomber Enhanced (by 5x)

This is why you keep your finger OFF the trigger!

GUN IDIOT

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Damn. I thought it was a joke.

Someone told me there was a "Basic Instinct 2" coming out w/ Sharon Stone.

I thought it was a joke, until I just saw a preview on TV.

THIEVING FU*%ERS!!

IF THERE'S ONE THING I HATE, REALLY HATE, IT'S THIEVES!!

SOME DICKLESS PUNKASS BITCH KID(S) BROKE INTO MY TRUCK LAST NIGHT AND TORE OUT MY CD PLAYER AND TOOK MY AIRGUN!!

BASTARDS!!




7pm update.

I'm a bit calmer now, still pissed off, but calmer.

My truck was in my driveway, but I had my (house) windows closed last night due to the drop in temp, so I didn't hear when it happened.

Luckily they didn't bust out any windows. He/it was able to push down the driver's side window, after they scratched a half moon into the window. I guess because they were trying to bust the window. [I guess these dumbfuckers don't know that a piece of porcelain from a spark plug will shatter a window easily. (Just because I know something doesn't mean I've applied it.)]

That wasn't of course they tried sticking a screw driver into the passenger lock and prying on the back side vent window, in two places.

I took off work early cause I was so pissed and couldn't think straight. I couldn't get anything done and wasn't do my job any good by being there so I went home and cleaned out my truck to find out what was taken.

My truck had a LOT of clutter in the extra cab, mostly shoot targets and a few jackets.

Here's what he/they took.

A detachable face CD player. [that I never detach.]

Two knives

A watch. [with a broken clasp]

My air pistol. [This is what really ticks me off.]

A sandbag rest used for shooting. [This one I can't figure out.]

A plastic CD carrier w/ 10 CD's in it. [Bastards got my Metallica "Kill 'em All" CD that has 'Am I Evil' and 'Blitzkrieg' on it!! - But I think they got 3 CD's of the book on CD 'Blink'.]

And a pair of binoculars, that were my dad's and I just borrowed last weekend.

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Here's a few things that they didn't take.

My Chequebook. [This makes me think they're young.]

An Asp baton. [That was right next to one of the knives they took. I don't think they knew what it was.]

Some Pepper spray.

A White Sox Jacket. [Must be a Cubs fan.]

Various CD's in jewel cases. [I guess they didn't want to carry them.]

Oh, and my gun club member badge. [That costs me $100 a year.]





I guess it's time to invest in a alarm for my truck. To late to do me any good now, but I don't want there to be a next time.

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Oh yeah, they took something else too that I remembered I had in my truck.

3 used 30 round AR-15 mags in a belt case. One of my friends gave them to me.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

New Box O' Truth test.

Box O' Truth #24 - Sniper Against Armor


.223 @ 7 yards.....................HOE_LEE_FCK!!!

Court rules against McDermott in taped call dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. A federal appeals court ruled today that Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., violated federal law by turning over an illegally taped telephone call to reporters nearly a decade ago.

In a 2-1 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that McDermott violated the rights of House Majority Leader John Boehner, who was heard on the 1996 call involving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

The court ordered McDermott to pay Boehner more than $700,000 for leaking the taped conversation. The figure includes $60,000 in damages and more than $600,000 in legal costs.

McDermott leaked a tape of a 1996 cell phone call involving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to The New York Times and other news organizations.

The call included discussion by Gingrich, R-Ga., and other House GOP leaders about a House ethics committee investigation of Gingrich. Boehner, R-Ohio, was a Gingrich lieutenant at the time and is now House majority leader.







Talk about "illegal wiretapping"..........

Why is Hugo Chávez Involved With U.S. Voting Machines?

RealClearPolitics

By Richard Brand

The greater threat to our nation's security comes not from Dubai and its pro-Western government, but from Venezuela, where software engineers with links to the leftist, anti-American regime of Hugo Chávez are programming electronic voting machines that will soon power U.S. elections.

Congress spent two weeks overreacting to news that Dubai Ports World would operate several American ports, including Miami's, but a better target for their hysteria would be the acquisition by Smartmatic International of California-based Sequoia Voting Systems, whose machines serve millions of U.S. voters. That Smartmatic -- which has been accused by Venezuela's opposition of helping Chávez rig elections in his favor -- now controls a major U.S. e-voting firm should give pause to anybody who thinks that replacing our antiquated butterfly ballots and hanging chads will restore Americans' faith in our electoral process.

[snip]





First off, I'm not one of those conspiracy nuts that think DIEBOLD "stole" the election for Pres. Bush. And I'm all for a paper trail in an election, one that doesn't involve "chads", I did live in DUVAL county in 2000 after all, but this is kinda nuts.


I think we've become waaaaaaaaaaaay to accustom to getting vote results RIGHT NOW!!

Why? Would it really matter if it took a few days, or a week, for us to get our election results? I wouldn't mind.

Along with patience with the results I like Neal Boortz's idea of a 24 hour voting day.

Why should we just have 12 hours to vote? Seems like that leaves people that WORK FOR A LIVING, ya know the kind of people that leave for work at 6am and don't get home until 6pm, at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to casting their vote.

Katherine Harris makes surprise appearance at a gun show.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The roughly 100 people packed into a fairgrounds building for a concealed carry handgun class looked up blankly Saturday as U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris entered.

Hands blackened by fingerprinting ink, they listened, many with seeming half-interest, as Harris talked about her political record, gun rights, making President Bush's tax cuts permanent and helping small businesses.

They erupted into applause when weapons instructor and Pasco County Republican Chairman Bill Bunting told them of Harris' A+ rating with the National Rifle Association.

"I'd vote for her in a heartbeat. I didn't think that before seeing what she's about," said Jim Myers, a 57-year-old disabled military veteran.

A week and a half after reaffirming her candidacy on national television and pledging $10 million of her own money to run it, Harris continued trying to shore up the GOP base in Florida on Saturday. Her "grassfire campaign" for Senate stretched from breakfast in Kissimmee to an Orlando gun show, where Myers took the concealed carry class, and a barbecue later in Daytona Beach.

Harris faces an uphill campaign against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, with weak support from national Republicans who tried unsuccessfully to field a candidate against her and the departure of high-level staffers who urged her to drop out of an unwinnable race.

Besides low approval from Democrats and independents from her role in certifying the 2000 presidential election for President Bush, Harris faces double-digit poll deficits and ties to a bribery scandal that sent another U.S. House representative to prison.

Still, she remains optimistic about the campaign, and told each constituent offering a "hang in there" that she planned to win.

"I think there's a lot of stake for the future," Harris told supporters gathered for a lunch event. "I think how Florida goes, the rest of the nation goes."

At the gun show, Bunting led Harris between tables of assault rifles, knives, bullets and pistols to meet with patrons and dealers.

"Everybody she reaches out to here, they'll be reaching out to their customers," Bunting said.


[snip]




Damn I hope she wins. Not only would she make a good Senator but it's time Bill Nelson got the F*%# out of the Senate.

Teen Helps Save Lives Of Ocala Grandmother, Children

OCALA , Fla. -- Fire officials said a 14-year-old rushed into a burning home in Ocala to rescue an elderly woman and her two young grandchildren.

Gladies Ford was in the back room of her home watching TV with her 2- and 3-year-old grandsons and didn't notice that a space heater in another room had lit a bed on fire.

Ramik Trapp had just been dropped off at the home when the 14-year-old noticed smoke pouring out of the house. The teen kicked in the front door and crawled on his knees to the bedroom, grabbed both the boys and pulled them out.

Willie Spann was sitting in his truck nearby when he noticed the smoke. He ran in behind Trapp and helped Ford crawl out of the burning home.

Another neighborhood teen who had been playing ball outside called the police.

Fire officials say the home was destroyed, but no one was injured.



Ya know it's nice to read stories like this.

Hell of a lot better headline than "3 die in housefire"

Idiot High School kids......

Frightened Witness Mistakes H.S. Movie Shoot For Real Hostage Situation

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- A SWAT team responded to the scene at a Fernandina Beach post office Thursday evening after receiving 911 calls about a gunman holding hostages inside the building.

A frightened witness thought it was total mayhem, a hostage standoff unfolding right before his eyes.

However, what he thought was a serious matter turned out to be big mix-up.

When authorities arrived on the scene, they found out the whole thing was part of a movie shoot.

It turned out that the movie's producers cleared the shoot with the city, but no one else was notified -- not the police department, nor the public.

The dramatic call from outside the post office came into an emergency operator just after 6 p.m. It was a potential nightmare for police -- a suspect inside a building, possibly holding hostages at gunpoint:

CALLER: "A guy got out of his car and walked into Center Street Post Ofice with a gun. It was, like, an AK-47."
OPERATOR: "OK, what did he look like?"
CALLER: "I, I, man, I really can't tell you that. I don't know."
OPERATOR: "Can somebody call the city? Right now, and tell them there's a man walking in with an AK-47 in the post office."
CALLER: "All I seen was a man walk in there with a gun. I seen him reach in the back seat of his car."
OPERATOR: "OK, what did he look like, do you know?"
CALLER: "I don't know what he looked like. All I noticed was the gun that he was carrying."
OPERATOR: "Is he in the post office now?"
CALLER: "Yeah, he's inside right now. But, I don't know why he took the gun in there, but I know it was a gun."
OPERATOR: "Do you see any of my police officers?"
CALLER: "It looks like a police officer, yeah, yeah, a police officer's in there with a shotgun."
OPERATOR: "A police officer's inside with a shotgun?"
CALLER: "No, no, no, no, no. He's coming out."
OPERATOR: "Who's coming out, sir?"
CALLER: "I don't know."

The call sent officers scrambling to the scene, but it turned out to be a false alarm. The gun was fake, part of a movie being shot by Fernandina Beach High School students.

However, police didn't know that and shut down much of the downtown area.

"The SWAT team came through and made everbody who was out here go in the back. We all had to go in the backroom, because it's all plate glass windows and obviously that's not a very good situation," said witness Rebecca Campbell, who works across the street from the post office.

It took about an hour before police figured out that the standoff was just a high school movie shoot, and the situation was completely resolved.

No one was hurt during the standoff, and no charges have been filed.





I think maybe, just maybe, it would have been a good idea to let the cops know what was goin on BEFOREHAND.

Monday, March 27, 2006

I bought a used YUGO for $120

It's not the prettiest thing but I think it will do well for what I paid for it. It'll probably look a whole lot better once I get all the goop off it.

At $120 I couldn't pass it up.

Here's a pic. (click for full size)

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Iraq Archive Document Describes Bin Laden Meeting

From ABC

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U.S. Government Releases Papers From Saddam's Reign

March 22, 2006 — Following are the ABC News Investigative Unit's summaries of five documents from Saddam Hussein's government, which have been released by the U.S. government.

The documents discuss Osama bin Laden, weapons of mass destruction, al Qaeda and more.

[snip]

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

How in the HELL............

..........Do you "lose" 6 pieces of 2-3/8" tubing with a 4'-8" Radius, 11' long, rolled in a helix???!?!?!?!?!

How!?!?

I guess I can say bye-bye to THAT job getting done on time!
F*%K!

Two translated Iraq Documents. [Saddam & OBL]

Saddam Regime Document: Iraqi Intelligence met with Bin Laden in 1995 (Translation)

Document: Saddam Regime Training and Using Foreign Arab Terrorists As Suicide Bombers. (Translation)

You won't see these in the MSM, they will instead be focused on this story.

Did I influence Hugh Hewitt's CNN appearance?

Last night Hugh Hewitt asked his listeners to call in and give him suggestions on things to mention on CNN regarding how the MSM is covering Iraq and their biases.

I got through and said this.

"Hugh, Maybe it's so ingrained in CNN to whitewash the news out of Iraq, because of all those years having a deal with Saddam so they could keep their Baghdad bureau, that they just can't report the good news."


And what is on Hugh's site today?

I began the segment by reminding the audience of CNN's Eason Jordan's confession of CNN self-censorship on the awful brutality of Saddam's regime --published in the New York Times in April of 2003
-- and of MSM predictions of quagmire that began with the dust storm that interrupted the march to Baghdad, and which discounted all three of the elections that led to the current government.

Coincidence?

Hummmmmm.

At .16 cents a round I think I'll buy another 1000

Last gun show I went to I picked up this stuff for $160/1000.

The stamps on most of the ammo is TZZ from the 90's, with a few marked TZ from 81,82,83. The second most common in WCC 70's-90's. There was a hand full, less than 10 each, of LC and TW stamped.

I just hope there's more when I get to the gun show on saturday.






Here's the dinged ones I found. [But there was 1010 total so I guess they account for a few bad ones.]

Monday, March 20, 2006

Idiots like this give safety conscience gunners a bad name



Cowboy Blob has the lowdown on these scholars of gun safety.

Now I'm all for getting my picture taken with my guns, but it's normally while I'm shooting a match and not posed like a dumbass with my gun POINTED AT SOMEONE'S HEAD!!

It's about damn time!!!! [PRIVATE FL CCW records]

I just ran across this searching modifications to FL statue 790.




CS/SB 1162 - Personal Info./Weapons/License/DOACS

Personal Info./Weapons/License/DOACS: provides exemption from public-records requirements for certain personal identifying information held by Licensing Div. of DOACS; provides for retroactive application of exemption; provides for disclosure of such information under specified conditions; provides for review & repeal under OGSR Act; provides statement of public necessity. Creates 790.0601.


Section 1. Section 790.0601, Florida Statutes, is
19 created to read:

20 790.0601 Public records exemption for concealed
21 weapons.--
22 (1) Personal identifying information of an individual
23 who has applied for or received a license to carry a concealed
24 weapon or firearm pursuant to s. 790.06 held by the Division
25 of Licensing of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer
26 Services is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s.
27 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. This exemption
28 applies to such information held by the division before, on,
29 or after the effective date of this section.
30 (2) Information made confidential and exempt by this
31 section shall be disclosed:
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1 (a) With the express written consent of the applicant
2 or licensee or his or her legally authorized representative.
3 (b) By court order upon a showing of good cause.
4 (c) Upon written request by law enforcement in
5 connection with an active criminal investigation.
6 (3) This section is subject to the Open Government
7 Sunset Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand
8 repealed on October 2, 2011, unless reviewed and saved from
9 repeal through reenactment by the Legislature.
10 Section 2. The Legislature finds that it is a public
11 necessity that the personal identifying information of an
12 individual who has applied for or received a license to carry
13 a concealed weapon or firearm held by the Division of
14 Licensing of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer
15 Services be made confidential and exempt from public records
16 requirements, with certain exceptions. The carrying of a
17 concealed weapon in the state by members of the general public
18 requires an individual to obtain a license from the Department
19 of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The applicant for a
20 license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm must state that
21 he or she seeks a concealed weapon or firearms license as a
22 means of lawful self-defense. The knowledge that someone has
23 applied for or received a license to carry a concealed weapon
24 or firearm can very easily lead to the conclusion that the
25 applicant or licensee has in fact armed himself or herself.
26 This knowledge defeats the purpose behind the authorization to
27 carry a concealed weapon or firearm. If the applicant or
28 licensee had intended for the general public to know he or she
29 was carrying a weapon or firearm then he or she only would
30 have applied for a regular weapon or firearms permit. The
31 Legislature has found in prior legislative sessions and has
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1 expressed in s. 790.335(1)(a)3., Florida Statutes, that "a . .
2 . record . . . of legally owned firearms or law-abiding
3 firearm owners is . . . an instrument that can be used as a
4 means to profile innocent citizens and to harass and abuse
5 American citizens based solely on their choice to own firearms
6 and exercise their Second Amendment right to keep and bear
7 arms as guaranteed under the United States Constitution."
8 Release of personal identifying information of an individual
9 who has applied for or received a license to carry a concealed
10 weapon or firearm could be used to harass an innocent person
11 based solely on that person's exercised right to carry a
12 concealed weapon or firearm. Furthermore, such information
13 could be used and has been used to identify individuals who
14 have obtained a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm
15 for the purpose of making the identity of the applicant or
16 licensee publicly available via traditional media and the
17 Internet. Once again, such release contradicts the purpose of
18 carrying a concealed weapon or firearm. As such, the
19 Legislature finds that the personal identifying information of
20 an individual who has applied for or received a license to
21 carry a concealed weapon or firearm pursuant to chapter 790,
22 Florida Statutes, must be held confidential and exempt from
23 public records requirements.




This really needs to pass, I'm sick and tired of getting that damn thing in the mail asking me if I want to buy a "CCW badge." If you're a FL CCW holder you know exactly what I'm talking about!

So if you're in FL drop your Reps. a line or fax and tell them to vote YES on this.

Afghan Man Faces Execution After Converting to Christianity

VOA - An Afghan man who recently admitted he converted to Christianity faces the death penalty under the country's strict Islamic legal system. The trial is a critical test of Afghanistan's new constitution and democratic government.

The case is attracting widespread attention in Afghanistan, where local media are closely monitoring the landmark proceedings.

Abdul Rahman, 40, was arrested last month, accused of converting to Christianity.

Under Afghanistan's new constitution, minority religious rights are protected but Muslims are still subject to strict Islamic laws.

And so, officially, Muslim-born Rahman is charged with rejecting Islam and not for practicing Christianity.

Appearing in court earlier this week Rahman insisted he should not be considered an infidel, but admitted he is a Christian.

He says he still believes in the almighty Allah, but cannot say for sure who God really is. "I am," he says, "a Christian and I believe in Jesus Christ."

Rahman reportedly converted more than 16 years ago after spending time working in Germany.

Officials say his family, who remain observant Muslims, turned him over to the authorities.

On Thursday the prosecution told the court Rahman has rejected numerous offers to embrace Islam.

Prosecuting attorney Abdul Wasi told the judge that the punishment should fit the crime.

He says Rahman is a traitor to Islam and is like a cancer inside Afghanistan. Under Islamic law and under the Afghan constitution, he says, the defendant should be executed.

The court has ordered a delay in the proceedings to give Rahman time to hire an attorney.

Under Afghan law, once a verdict is given, the case can be appealed twice to higher courts.

This is the first case in which the defendant has admitted to converting and is refusing to back down, even while facing the death penalty.

If convicted, the case could ultimately force President Hamid Karzai's direct intervention.

The president would have to sign the papers authorizing Rahman's execution, a move that could jeopardize Mr. Karzai's standing with human rights groups and Western governments.

So far, President Karzai has not commented on the case.

But political analysts here in Kabul say he will be under significant pressure from the country's hard-line religious groups to make an example of Rahman.





Ahhh yes, the good ol "ROP"

Men Hold Up Grocery Store [Massachusetts]



METHUEN, Mass. -- A brazen robbery frightened customers at the Market Basket grocery store in Methuen, Mass. Thursday night.

Two armed men rushed into the store; one was holding an assault rifle.

The scene was captured on the store's security video.

The customers inside placed calls to 911.

"There's a holdup a holdup at Market Basket, Methuen, Massachusetts, 70 Pleasant Street," one caller said. "There are two guys; one of the guys has two guns."

Methuen police said the second robber was holding a semiautomatic handgun in each hand.

The robbery took less than one minute.

Police say one man ran to the cash office. The other ordered customers to get down.

"He just repeated, 'Get on the ground, get on the ground, stay on the ground,' and waited for the second subject," Methuen Police Capt. Kristopher McCarthy said.

Police said a third person was waiting outside in a getaway car.

That car, a Nissan Maxima, was reported stolen from the parking lot at the Rockingham Park Mall in Salem, N.H.

It was found in Lawrence, Mass. following the robbery.

Police said it is fortunate nobody was hurt.

McCarthy said, "The fear the customers were put in was unimaginable in that magnitude of this type of crime."

Police said the men knew what they were doing and that is cause for concern.

"We are concerned that they could strike another store," McCarthy said. "If not in Methuen, Southern New Hampshire or somewhere in the New England area."

Anyone with information about the robbery should call the Methuen Police Department Crime Tip Line at (978) 983-8794.




Damn!

I caught a tease about this on my local news about 8:00 Friday night and had to stay up until 10pm to find out where this took place. When I found out it happened in MA I wasn't surprised.

I wonder if MA will now add grocery shopping to the list of reasons that you can use when applying for a CCW permit? MA isn't a SHALL ISSUE state, you need to have a "reason" to carry a gun concealed.





Click on the link to watch the local MA new report with the video of the robbery.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Man severs own penis, throws it at officers

Chicago - Before cops threw the book at him, Jakub Fik threw something unusual at them -- his penis.

Fik, 33, cut off his own penis during a Northwest Side rampage Wednesday morning. When confronted by police, Fik hurled several knives and his severed organ at the officers, police said. Officers stunned him with a Taser and took him into custody.

"We took him out without any serious injury, with the exception of his own," said Chicago Police Sgt. Edward Dolan of the 16th District.




Were drugs involved?

Thursday, March 16, 2006

"Like A Hole In The Head"

by Hugh Hewitt
March 15, 2006 04:36 PM PST





Hugh nails it.

He says exactly what I thought when I heard about this panel on Bill Bennett's show today.

Book to buy....

Documents from pre-war Iraq and Afghanistan now online

Post-Haste

The first batch of captured documents from pre-war Iraq and Afghanistan are now available online.
by Stephen F. Hayes

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has created a website where it will post documents captured in postwar Afghanistan and Iraq. The website is hosted by the Foreign Military Studies Office Joint Reserve Intelligence Center at Fort Leavenworth and will be updated continuously with new documents.

The first batch of materials, released late Wednesday, includes nine documents captured in connection with Operation Iraqi Freedom and 28 documents previously released on February 14, 2006, in conjunction with a study of those documents conducted by analysts at West Point. Sources on Capitol Hill and within the intelligence community tell The Weekly Standard that hundreds of new documents will be made available in the coming days, including 50-60 hours of audiotapes from the Iraqi regime.

[snip]




Now if I could only read Arabic......

Hillary Clinton: The Fraudulent Senator (parts 1-4)

Part 1 - The Scandal Queen
by Joan Swirsky

Part 2 - Hillary's Nemesis: Peter Paul
by Joan Swirsky

Part 3 - Partito Nostro: Doing Business with the Clinton Syndicate
by Justin Darr

Part 4 - Hillary Clinton & Event 39: Legal House of Cards or Little Crooked House?
by A.J. DiCintio



And just think, there's another three more to come out yet!

CNN: Glocks "can pass through some metal detectors"

Last night on CNN Paula Zahn, in her infinite wisdom, dropped this little gem of a line out during a story about that Ferrari crash out in CA.

ZAHN: One more piece of the puzzle. Detective also found part of a Glock pistol, a model, made mostly out of plastic and favored by criminals because it can pass through some metal detectors.

Ms. Zahn, just because Bruce Willis in Die Hard 2 says, "That punk pulled a Glock 7 on me! You know what that is? It's a porcelain gun made in Germany. It doesn't show up on you airport X-ray machines, and it cost more than you make here in a month." DOESN'T MAKE IT TRUE!!!

Glocks are over 80% metal and DO show up in X-rays and DO set off metal detectors!!

Here's a pic of a G30 under an X-ray.


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

My new favorite TV show.

PINKS..

Lose The Race......

Lose Your Ride..........



It's on tonight @9pm (est) on Speed.

Byron York ~ "It’s Legal"

The solid legal basis for the administration’s surveillance program.
March 15, 2006, 7:41 a.m.

In early September 2002, just before the first anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, a group of lawyers gathered in a heavily protected, windowless room in the Department of Justice building in Washington. There were three federal appeals-court judges, Laurence Silberman, Edward Leavy, and Ralph Guy. There was Theodore Olson, the U.S. solicitor general. There was Larry Thompson, the deputy attorney general. And there was John Yoo, the Justice official who had closely studied questions of war powers and presidential authority. Rounding out the group were a few other department staffers, one official from the FBI, and David Addington, Vice President Cheney's top lawyer.

The purpose of the meeting was to argue a case whose details remain so classified that they are known by only a few people, but whose outcome, a decision known as In re: Sealed Case, has become one of the key documents in the hottest argument in Washington today: the fight over what President Bush calls the "terrorist surveillance" of persons with known al-Qaeda connections, and what the president's opponents call "domestic spying."


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Nailed it.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Wal-Mart/Winchester WTF are you doing!?!?

What in the hell is Winchester and Wal-Mart doing with thier prices of 55g .223 Remmington ammo?!??

You use to be able to buy the 40 round "value pack" of 55g .223 Rem. for $7.73+tax. So for just over .20 cents a round you could buy some decent ammo.

For some F'n reason the price has been jacked up to 9.98+tax for the same ammo!!!!

A 30% JUMP!!! WTF!?!?!

I guess I'll be stocking up ant the gun shows from now on cause I'm not about to .27 cents a round when I can get them at the show for .16!

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And just a note this is, or was, about the only thing I buy from Wal-Mart.

Hillary Clinton's Culture of Corruption: The Scandal Queen

The Fraudulent Senator: Part 1 of a 7 Part Series

Politics/Joan Swirsky
March 13, 2006



Wow! Just wow.....

This is a must read.

Tapes reveal WMD plans by Saddam

By Rowan Scarborough
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
March 13, 2006

Audiotapes of Saddam Hussein and his aides underscore the Bush administration's argument that Baghdad was determined to rebuild its arsenal of weapons of mass destruction once the international community had tired of inspections and left the Iraqi dictator alone.

In addition to the captured tapes, U.S. officials are analyzing thousands of pages of newly translated Iraqi documents that tell of Saddam seeking uranium from Africa in the mid-1990s.
The documents also speak of burying prohibited missiles, according to a government official familiar with the declassification process.

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But of course the MSM will not focus on these tapes but rather another book by someone that says Pres. Bush lied the US into the Iraq war.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Illinois - Land Of The Dumb

Blind Students Forced To Pass Driver's Ed Written Exam

CHICAGO -- Mayra Ramirez thinks driver's ed is a waste of time.

And in her case, it is. She's blind.

But the 16-year-old and dozens of other visually-impaired sophomores are required to pass a written rules-of-the-road exam to graduate from Chicago schools.

Ramirez said she does the same work that the sighted students do in other classes. But driver's ed -- in her words -- "brought me down, because it reminds me of something I can't do."

Hundreds of Illinois school districts require students to pass the class, although the state only requires districts to offer it.

A spokeswoman for the state Board of Education tells the Chicago Tribune, "It defies logic to require blind students to take this course."

A Chicago Public Schools spokesman said he "can't explain why up to this point no one has raised the issue." He said parents of disabled children can legally ask to change the student's curriculum.

Hell’s Angels Vs. Walt Disney

The legendary Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club is suing Walt Disney, Buena Vista Motion Pictures, and a movie production company for trademark dilution and infringement for developing and producing “Wild Hogs,” a movie about “[a] group of middle-aged wannabe bikers look[ing] for adventure out on the open road, where they soon encounter a chapter of the Hell’s Angels.”

March 8, 2006




Well, there's something you don't see every day....

Shotgun Fun......

I took my new Shotgun out last night to the gun range after work and fired a box of shells through it.

What fun, and I was just shooting bird shot. I can't wait to hit some silhouettes with some 00 buck next time.

The last time I shot a shotgun was about 10 years ago and was just a single shot 12 gauge. Pumps are a tad bit different, and more fun.

Sorry I don't have some better pic, I even forgot to take a picture of the gun (D'oh), but there was another shooter that would not stop talking to me. I don't know why the hell he would not shut-up and just let me shoot. He was a nice guy and all but I don't need to hear someone tell me how cheap they can get guns and about every gun in his collection. I mean come on it's 4:45 and the range closes at 6, let me shoot!

Here's a before and after pic of a box I shot.


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Thursday, March 09, 2006

This is NOT how you carry a gun....




But I would not mind being where that gun is.....

Mother Of 5-Year-Old Shot By Brother Charged

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The mother of the 5-year-old girl who was shot and killed by her 8-year-old brother last month was arrested Wednesday and charged with culpable negligence.

Ronda Webb, 32, was booked, then released on her own recognizance on the third-degree felony charge.

Taishay Shanks died Feb. 25 after being shot in the head inside their River Oaks Apartment on Harts Road

According to the arrest report, Webb left a loaded gun under a cloth on a china cabinet in her Northside apartment. The boy found the gun while looking for a pencil while the mother was out of the apartment checking on a load of laundry.

Webb told police she asked her boyfriend to bring the gun to her apartment because she was "having problems with some people in the apartment complex." She got the gun just one day before the fatal shooting.

State Attorney Harry Shorstein said the decision was made to charge Webb because the gun was not secured in any way.

"I think the prosecution of a case like this will make someone understand how serious we consider this problem," Shorstein said. "I believe that bringing attention to this issue by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the State Attorney's Office might be able to result in what we're all about -- that is trying to prevent crimes from happening in the future."

Three days after her daughter was shot and killed, Webb told Channel 4 that her son did nothing wrong and she was ultimately responsible for the shooting.

"It is not his fault. It is not his fault; it's not. He is a child. He was doing something that children do. I'm just going to take responsibility for that," Webb said.

Shorstein said he's not sure if Webb should go to prison if she's convicted because she has already suffered so much.

"I'm certain she's suffered greater punishment and consequences than this law allows," Shorstein said.




Leaving a loaded gun "under a cloth on a china cabinet." Now that's just dumb, she should be charged with what the state's attorney is suggesting.

Also, it wasn't her gun , it was her boyfriend's. I wonder if she was in any way not eligible to buy a gun legally. If so the boyfriend will have some charges coming his way too.


Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Iranian negotiator boasts of fooling [Lying to] Europeans

By Philip Sherwell in Washington
March 6, 2006

The man who for two years led Iran's nuclear negotiations has laid out in unprecedented detail how the regime took advantage of talks with Britain, France and Germany to forge ahead with its secret atomic program.

In a speech to a closed meeting of leading Islamic clerics and academics, Hassan Rowhani, who headed talks with the so-called EU3 until last year, revealed how Tehran played for time and tried to dupe the West after its secret nuclear program was uncovered by the Iranian opposition in 2002.

He boasted that while talks were taking place in Tehran, Iran was able to complete the installation of equipment for conversion of yellowcake - a key stage in the nuclear fuel process - at its Isfahan plant while convincing European diplomats that nothing was afoot.

"From the outset, the Americans kept telling the Europeans, 'The Iranians are lying and deceiving you and they have not told you everything'. The Europeans used to respond, 'We trust them'," he said.

Revelation of Mr Rowhani's remarks comes at an awkward moment for the Iranian Government, before a meeting today of the United Nations atomic watchdog, which must make a fresh assessment of Iran's banned nuclear operations. The International Atomic Energy Agency's judgement is the final step before the case is passed to the UN Security Council, where sanctions may be considered.

In his address to the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, Mr Rowhani appears to have been seeking to rebut criticism from hardliners that he gave too much ground in talks with the Europeans. The contents of the speech were published in a regime journal that circulates among the ruling elite.

He told his audience: "When we were negotiating with the Europeans in Tehran we were still installing some of the equipment at the Isfahan site … In reality, by creating a tame situation, we could finish Isfahan."

America and its European allies believe that Iran is clandestinely developing an atomic bomb, but Tehran insists it is merely seeking nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Iran's negotiating team engaged in a last-ditch attempt last week to head off Security Council involvement. In January the regime removed atomic energy agency seals on sensitive nuclear equipment and last month it resumed banned uranium enrichment.

Iran is trying to win support from Russia, which opposes UN sanctions, having tried unsuccessfully to persuade European Union leaders to allow it more time. Against this backdrop, Mr Rowhani's surprisingly candid comments on Iran's record of obfuscation and delay are illuminating.

In a separate development, the opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran has obtained a copy of a confidential parliamentary report making it clear that Iranian MPs were also kept in the dark on the nuclear program, which was funded secretly, outside the normal budgetary process.



Would someone please take this and smack CoffeeCan Annan upside the head with it....

I've Decided On A Shotgun..

Went to the gun shop last night and held a couple of shotguns.

They had some Mossberg 500's with the new 6 position stock w/ shell holder but it just didn't feel right. The plastic shell holder felt like it would tear into my forearm if I was firing it.

I also checked out the Mossberg 500 with just the pistol grip. I think I want a stock on a shotgun.

This gun though felt good in my hands, and has a cool TRUGLO fiber optic front sight.

The Winchester Model 1300, Defender. Sweet.




It will be mine by 5pm tonight........

The NYT, aiding and abetting the enemies of the US one day at a time...

Elite Troops Get Expanded Role on Intelligence

WASHINGTON, March 7 — The military is placing small teams of Special Operations troops in a growing number of American embassies to gather intelligence on terrorists in unstable parts of the world and to prepare for potential missions to disrupt, capture or kill them.

Senior Pentagon officials and military officers say the effort is part of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's two-year drive to give the military a more active intelligence role in the campaign against terrorism. But it has drawn opposition from traditional intelligence agencies like the C.I.A., where some officials have viewed it as a provocative expansion into what has been their turf.

Officials said small groups of Special Operations personnel, sometimes just one or two at a time, have been sent to more than a dozen embassies in Africa, Southeast Asia and South America. These are regions where terrorists are thought to be operating, planning attacks, raising money or seeking safe haven.

Their assignment is to gather information to assist in planning counterterrorism missions, and to help local militaries conduct counterterrorism missions of their own, officials said.

The new mission could become a major responsibility for the military's fast-growing Special Operations Command, which was authorized by President Bush in March 2004 to take the lead in military operations against terrorists. Its new task could give the command considerable clout in organizing the nation's overall intelligence efforts.

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What, other than the exposure of this program, is the purpose of printing a story like this?

It's obviously not to help the US in fighting terrorism.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Symposium: To Rape an Unveiled Woman

By Jamie Glazov
FrontPageMagazine.com


A Muslim rape epidemic in sweeping over Europe -- and over many other nations host to immigrants from the Islamic world. The direct connection between the rapes and Islam is irrefutable, as Muslims are significantly overrepresented among convicted rapists and rape suspects. The Muslim perpetrators themselves boast that there crime is justified since their victims were, among other things, not properly veiled.

What is the psychology here? What is the significance of this epidemic? And how do we face it when our own feminists, with a few exceptions, are deafingly silent about it?

To discuss this issue with us today, we are joined by:

Pierre Rehov, a French filmmaker who has filmed six documentaries on the Palestinian Intifada. His new documentary, Suicide Killers, explores the psychology of suicide bombers. It is based on interviews with the victims of suicide bombers, the families of suicide bombers, would-be bombers themselves, and experts on suicide killer mentality.

Nancy Kobrin, an affiliated professor to the University of Haifa, Arabist, psychoanalyst and author of the upcoming book, The Sheikh's New Clothes: Islamic Suicide Terror and What It's Really All About;

Peter Raddatz, a German scholar of Islamic Studies and the co-author of the renowned “Encyclopaedia of Islam.” He is the author of many books, including From Allah to Terror? Jihad and the Western Deformation, Allah's Veil and The Turkish Danger. In a few months he will publish World Risk Iran.

and

Gudrun Eussner, a journalist with a Ph.D at Free University Berlin, specializing in mass communication and political science, and Iranian philology. She has experience working in numerous Muslim countries, including Bosnia, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Turkey, Usbekistan and others.

FP: Pierre Rehov, Nancy Kobrin, Peter Raddatz and Dr. Gudrun Eussner welcome to Frontpage Symposium.

Peter Raddaz let’s begin with you.


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Muslims that do this to women are Fucking Barbaric Savages and don't deserve to walk on this Earth. In fact any man that does this to a woman deserves death, Muslims just seem to think it's their "duty" to do it.

"Religion of peace", yeah right.

7 Teens Invaded Homes For 'Adrenaline Rush'

Local 6- Police in Palm Bay, Fla., arrested seven teens in the last several days wanted in connection with a series of home break-ins that were apparently committed because the group wanted an "adrenaline rush," according to a police report.

IMAGES: Suspect, Damage Images

David Deluna, 18, Matt Rivera, 19, and a 16-year-old were charged with grand theft and burglary charges Monday. Another four suspects were taken into custody and charged on Friday, Local 6 News partner Florida Today reported.

"When these three realized that we were looking for them on Friday, they left together and went to the beach," said Jesse Suelter, a Palm Bay detective working on the case. "We arrested one on Saturday and found the other two sleeping at their residences today."

Police said the seven teens knew each other from work and school. All came from upper middle class homes but told authorities they carried out the crimes for "an adrenaline rush," Suelter told Florida Today.

The teens randomly picked homes to break into during the day and early evening, Suelter said. In one home they stole a gun. In others, cash, electronics and jewelry were taken.

He also said the teens would ring doorbells and if they did not get an answer they would kick in the doors.

"The suspects were very arrogant and the attitude they had was unbelievable. I explained the possibility that one of them could get hurt or shot. One of them told us that he was a big boy and that 'I think I could take 'em,' " Suelter said.





What a bunch of idiots. They're damn lucky they didn't break into a home where the owner was home and had a shotgun.

I don't think the one kid that "thinks he could take 'em" would be saying that after getting hit with some 00 buck.

Which reminds me, I need to go shotgun shopping.......

Democrat for Senate: Kill practicing 'gays'

WND- Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio wants to make homosexual behavior a capital crime punishable by the death penalty.

Merrill Keiser Jr. is a trucker with no political experience, but he hopes to beat fellow Democrat Rep. Sherrod Brown in the May primary. The winner will try to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike DeWine, assuming he wins the GOP primary.

"Just like we have laws against murder, we have laws against stealing, we have laws against taking drugs – we should have laws against immoral conduct," Keiser told WTOL-TV in Toledo.

Keiser, 61, says he's running as a Democrat because that's how he was registered the last time he voted.

The trucker, who hails from Fremont, Ohio, says there needs to be more adherence to biblical values in government, business and education – something he claims DeWine is not promoting.

"I believe that the United States has been moved in a Godless direction by the courts," he told the Sandusky Register. "To get good men on the court, we need good senators."

Some of Keiser's other positions include defense of the Second Amendment, securing U.S. borders, lower taxes to stimulate the economy, support of Israel and prayer in public schools.

Keiser told the Register the United States should make conversion to Christianity part of the war on terror to teach Muslims the error of their choice in religion.

The candidate also decries evolution, saying it is contrary to the Declaration of Independence.

"The teaching of evolution works against the liberties we have in the United States," he told the paper. If a person believe in evolution, he or she "has no rights," he's quoted saying.

He also opposes the United Nations, abortion on demand and thinks so-called global warming is a false concern.

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Liberal blogger Deborah White was less than thrilled with Keiser's candidacy and the media's response to it.

"What if this hate-filled moron called for the execution of all blacks or all Jews?" she asked. "Would the public outcry be similarly subdued? Would the press still report it as a cute curiosity or merely an alternative viewpoint? Where is moral outrage in 2006?"

White speculated Keiser was planted by the GOP.

"He must be a Republican plant," she wrote. "Please ... someone tell me I'm correct."






Wow!

This guy is a Nutter.

I don't agree with gays doing what they do, but I'm not for their execution.

The Ohio primary should be fun to watch though....

Monday, March 06, 2006

I don't think this is too bad for 100 rounds......

I went to the range on Saturday before going to see a movie and shot 100 rounds at this one target with my Glock 34.

Not too bad I'd say. I'd still like to get a tighter group but I can live with this for now.

I think firing my AR-15 had something to do with this. The trigger on the AR is much heavier than the Glock's and breaks at a different point. The first shot from the Glock that day kinda came as a surprise to me. Which is what you want. If you know when the gun is going to fire you, unconsciously, anticipate the recoil from the shot and screw up you shot.

That and I was focusing more on my trigger pull every time I pulled the trigger.

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Oh yeah, this was just from 7 yards and I was using WWB ammo.

23 yr old Man acquitted in fatal shooting

Follow up to this post.




Cape Coral - A jury took just 40 minutes Thursday to find a Cape Coral man innocent in the 2004 shooting death of his friend.

Some family and friends gasped and started crying after the verdict was read. Joe Maconi — father of 21-year-old shooting victim Michael "Anthony" Maconi — simply dropped his head and clasped his hands.

Christopher Phillips, 23, faced up to 30 years in prison for the manslaughter charge, but he walked out of the Lee County Justice Center a free man.

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According to investigators, Phillips was holding his .40-caliber Glock handgun when he shot Maconi, 21, of Cape Coral in the head on Oct. 18, 2004.


Phillips told police he didn't know the gun was loaded. The prosecution tried to prove Phillips showed negligence and disregard for human life, and that he aimed the gun at Maconi and pulled the trigger. Worcester said Phillips should have checked the gun to make sure it wasn't loaded.




He shouldn't have point the gun and pulled the trigger without knowing what he was pointing the gun at.

Judge orders release the names of Gitmo detainees

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, CubaOffering a glimpse into the top-secret world of Guantanamo Bay, the Pentagon has released the names and home countries of many detainees who have been held at the isolated military prison for up to four years.

A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by The Associated Press forced the Department of Defense on Friday afternoon to turn over some 5,000 pages of transcripts from closed-door hearings on the detainees, most of whom were accused of having links to the Taliban or al-Qaeda.

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U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff of New York ruled in favor of the AP last week, a major development in a protracted legal battle. In the ongoing litigation, the AP has also asked the Pentagon to release a complete list of all detainees ever held at the prison on a U.S. Navy base in eastern Cuba.



How F*#$ing dumb is this!!?!?

Nothing like telling an enemy who has sleeper cells, that don't communicate with each other, who is and isn't still active.

Rakoff, Jed Saul - Nominated by William J. Clinton

Wow, there's a shocker......

Friday, March 03, 2006

Ruth Bader GinZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Ginsburg falls asleep



And just yesterday I picked Robert Byrd in our office death pool. Damn.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

David Gregory Drunk (or High) on Imus.

David Gregory Drunk (or High) on Imus in the Morning

There's no two ways about it, HE'S STONED OUT OF HIS FREAKING MIND!

Trail of 23 yr old man who shot friend in the head starts.

Cape Coral - A trial started Tuesday for a Cape Coral man charged with manslaughter after shooting and killing his friend in 2004.

Christopher Phillips, 23, faces up to 30 years in prison for the first-degree felony.

Attorneys presented their opening arguments Tuesday, and the trial is expected to take several days.

According to investigators, Phillips was holding a .40-caliber Glock handgun when he shot 21-year-old Michael "Anthony" Maconi of Cape Coral in the head, investigators said.

Maconi died later at Lee Memorial Hospital. Phillips told police he didn't know the gun was loaded, and he's pleaded innocent to the charges.

Lee County Circuit Judge James Thompson is presiding over the trial.

Maconi's father, Joe Maconi, wouldn't discuss the case, but he said he's happy it's finally come before a jury.

"It took long enough," he said. "I'm just glad it's finally under way."

Prosecutor Kelly Worcester and defense attorney Peter Ringsmuth couldn't be reached for comment.

Cape Coral police initially said Phillips, Maconi and two other friends — Brent Moliengo and Kevin Debello — were passing around the handgun when Phillips allegedly shot Maconi.

Police later amended that, saying Phillips shot Maconi as the victim walked into the room at 1718 S.E. 13th St.

Phillips had a concealed weapon permit and had the gun for six months before the shooting, police said. He had installed a laser sight on the gun.





What an idiot. Sounds like he was showing off his new laser.

Let's go over the FOUR BASIC rules for gun safety, again.

RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET




Sighted in my AR yesterday.

It was a gorgeous day yesterday here in JAX. The weather man said the beginning mid-week it be sunny and clear so I brought my gun and stuff to work and headed to the range straight from work. Damn was he right, it was about 80 out when I got to the range. I love living in FL.

I had two boxes of 40 rounds with me to shoot.

Funny thing about shooting the AR. I got a better hit when I shot quick. Meaning if I took the time, more than 3 seconds to aim, my shot wasn't as good as if I got my sight picture, fired, realigned my sight picture after the recoil (what little recoil there is...lol) and fired as soon as I was on target.

Here's the target I shot at last. I'm pretty sure there's 20 shots there. 4 strings of 5.

This was @25 yards, iron sights, on a sand bag rest.

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I still think I can do better and I think the barrel isn't fully broken in yet, yesterday only made 200 round total through it.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

OH MY GOD, WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

Air hostess causes panic

VIRGIN Atlantic has launched an investigation into claims a flight attendant panicked during a turbulent flight and repeatedly shouted to passengers: "We're crashing."

London's The Independent reported pandemonium broke out on a flight from Gatwick to Las Vegas when it was hit by storms and plummeted thousands of metres within seconds.

A man was hurled to the ceiling of the cabin and others clung to seats, but passengers became more alarmed when an attendant on the Boeing 747 began screaming, the paper said.

Claire Daley, one of 451 people on board, hoped the crew would calm her nerves. "I turned round to look at our hostess for reassurance and she screamed: 'We're crashing, we're crashing, we're crashing'," she told the paper.

"And I just thought: 'It's over; if an air hostess is telling us we are crashing'. I really thought we were crashing," Ms Daley said.

"She screamed every time the plane dropped, and when she screamed the whole of the back of the plane screamed.

"It was terrifying. I was almost hyperventilating. I was sobbing - I thought we weren't going to make it."

Virgin Atlantic confirmed the flight had encountered severe turbulence and said reports of the cabin crew's behaviour were being investigated.





I hate to fly.

Those Crazy Canadian Cops....

OTTAWA SUN-

A 20-year veteran from the Ottawa Police East Division is under criminal investigation after his police-issued gun was fired into the finished basement floor of his south-end home on Saturday, Ottawa police said last night.

Police would not release the officer's name, rank, home address or how many people were involved. They would also not say who fired the gun, only that the incident involved at least one person under 18.

"We are trying to determine who had possession of the firearm at the time of the discharge," said East Division Supt. Charles Bordeleau.

Police have launched a two-pronged investigation. One will examine whether the officer, a non-commissioned, middle-level manager, followed the Criminal Code and internal regulations in properly storing his Glock .40-calibre, semi-automatic weapon.

MUST BE LOCKED

The other will investigate the actual firing of the gun.

The officer, who has had his gun seized and was not given a replacement, informed Ottawa police Sunday that his gun had been discharged the night before.

Under the law, guns must be stored in locked cabinets with the ammunition separate. Ottawa police also give officers a cable lock to secure firearms.

Police have recovered bullet fragments from the basement. Only one shot was believed to have been fired, said Bordeleau.

"There are a number of items that have been recovered that will form part of their investigation," he said.

Bordeleau said he did not know if the officer involved had previous infractions.





If no one was hurt why would you tell someone???

FL Man Shoots, Kills Person Trying To Rob Him

MIAMI -- A man shot and killed another man trying to rob him at a gas station early Tuesday morning, according to Miami-Dade County police.

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Police said the victim was approached by an armed man at a BP gas station on West Dixie Highway at about 4 a.m. Gas station employees said the robber was a 22-year-old man who went by the street name "S.P."

A witness said S.P. came into the parking lot, saw the victim wearing a gold chain, pulled a gun and demanded that he hand over the chain, NBC 6's Jeff Burnside reported.

The victim was also carrying a gun. Police said he shot and killed the robber during a confrontation.

Police found evidence that bullets were flying everywhere, from both the robber's and the victim's guns. The gas station owner, Cesar Gaiton, said a cashier counted at least seven shots, some of which hit the food store.

"She was screaming. When she called me, I said, 'Hello.' She was screaming, 'Somebody shot somebody in his face,'" Gaiton said.

"From what we gather at this point is that he did have a [CCW] permit for the firearm. He did utilize the firearm, at this point, from what it seems, in self-defense. But, that's why the interview process and all the information gathering remains the same, like any other case," said Alvaro Zabaleta, of the Miami-Dade County police.

The victim was taken to Miami-Dade Police Department for questioning.

Detectives believe the robbery attempt was random and the shooting was apparently in self-defense. An investigation continues.

Cat in Germany "very likely" infected,w/ H5N1, by eating birds

Pets at risk as bird flu kills cat

Pet cats may have to be kept indoors once bird flu arrives in Britain, scientists have said after the death of a cat in Germany from the disease.

The case - the first of a mammal dying from bird flu in Europe - means that cats may be able to pass the H5N1 virus on to humans and that the disease may spread more easily than thought.

Even more worrying is the possibility that cats could help the virus to adapt so that it spreads more easily between mammal species, making a human pandemic more likely.

Prof David King, the Government's chief scientific adviser, said that it was inevitable that bird flu would arrive in Britain.

He told the BBC: "We also have to anticipate that it will be here for five years-plus. We are talking about the possibility of this disease being endemic here in the UK."

The tom cat was found on the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen, where the highly pathogenic form of H5N1 bird flu was detected in mid-February among wild swans, it emerged yesterday.

Prof Thomas Mettenleiter, president of the Friedrich Loeffler Institute, Insel Reims, where the cat was examined, said: "It is very likely it contracted infection by feeding on sick birds or carcasses."

Dr Thijs Kuiken, the leading expert on the spread of bird flu to cats, said that keeping cats indoors should now be considered.

Dr Kuiken, a veterinary pathologist at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, said that a range of species had now been infected in the field with the virus, including cats, dogs, pigs, leopards and tigers as well as humans. "This virus has a very broad host range," he said.


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Awwwwww Shit...