"Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, surely I can’t look that old. Well . . . you’ll love this one. My name is Alice, and I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his DDS diploma on the wall, which bore his full name. Suddenly, I remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 40-odd years ago. Could he be the same guy that I had a secret crush on, way back then? Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate. After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended Morgan Park High School. ‘Yes. Yes, I did. I’m a Mustang,’ he gleamed with pride. When did you graduate?’ I asked. He answered, ‘in 1975. Why do you ask?’ ‘You were in my class!’, I exclaimed. He looked at me closely. then, that ugly, old, bald, wrinkled-faced, fat-assed, gray-haired,
decrepit blanketedy blank asked, ‘what did you teach???"
"Besides cops, handcuff companies, and BDSM enthusiasts, hardly anyone will cheer this potent symbol of state oppression. Handcuffs provide an easy pathway for police brutality. Whether it’s beating children, raping women, or garden variety savagery, cops routinely carry out violence on people while they are handcuffed. Alas, simple handcuffs are no longer enough for the militarized police state. In the near future, authorities may have “augmented detainee restraints” that deliver electric shocks, sedatives, and paralytic drugs to detainees. Scottsdale Inventions, based in Arizona, filed a patent application for just such a device. The handcuffs can deliver electric shocks between 20,000 and 150,000 volts for durations of 0.5 to 10 seconds. Shocks can be triggered remotely from up to 300 feet away, or programmed to happen automatically in a variety of situations such as the detainee stepping outside a boundary. It doesn’t take much to imagine sicko cops using the handcuffs as a torture device when no one is looking."
"Although making functional weapons can land you in trouble with the local authorities but it is none less the fun building your weapon of mass destruction sans any violence of course. Geek nerds out there are not going to let go of opportunity to build any potent weapon that leaves on lookers bamboozled and amazed. Building weapons on your own carries its risks, but hey if you are reading this then you already know that it should be done in controlled environment with utmost care. So let’s have a look at some of the deadliest weapons you can make easily in your den and brag about it on the streets without causing any offendable violence."
"No matter which side you stand on in the gun debate, it’s pretty well known a whole host of weapons exists in America. And for some, like flamethrowers or knife-point sharp Wild Kat Keychains, you can hardly believe they’re legal — at least in most states. We’ve rounded up the best of the best, or the most dangerous of the dangerous, depending on your point of view. While many of these weapons are banned in at least a few states, for the most part they’re fair game. Of course, we’re not advocating you actually use any of these weapons."
"If you were concerned about bisphenol A (BPA) and started to pick up Tupperware and bottles that were labelled BPA-free, you still aren’t in the clear. That’s because recent animal studies have revealed that a replacement for BPA – called bisphenol S (BPS) – may also be hazardous to your health. In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the sale of baby bottles containing BPA, a chemical compound often found in plastics. The ban followed the discovery that the chemical mimics estrogen, harming the brain and reproductive development in fetuses, infants and children. Instead, the FDA promoted plastics containing BPS for both babies and adults because it was believed to be more resistant to leaching and, therefore, cause little or no harm. Today, more than 80 percent of Americans show signs of having BPS in their urine."
"It won’t be long before everyone in the AR business is familiar with the name SI-Defense. Most of the time gun companies get their start by offering something popular, something mainstream — it’s safe to produce something that’s already in demand. That’s not what SI-Defense is doing. They’re going to break the mold and make their own demand with the upcoming Ambi Petra semiautomatic .300 Winchester Magnum rifle."
"Everyone knows that President Obama is strongly against our rights to own firearms. He’s never made that a secret and has worked hard to do everything in his power to take our guns away from us. Unfortunately for him and fortunately for us, all his actions have succeeded in doing, to date, is to increase the number of privately owned firearms in the country. But this time, damage has already been done, and it’s not over yet.
"It took a 14 year old boy to stun the professional engineers, policy makers and white-hat security experts. The boy who was a part of a 5 day camp for car hacking and cyber security called CyberAuto Challenge. The boy, who was 14 and looked like he was 10 as per Dr.Andrew Brown Jr., VP and Chief Technologist at Delphi Automotive, took up the challenge of remotely hacking a car. The actual procedure for the participants of the camp including the school kids was to take help of the assembled experts and attempt remote infiltration of a car. Our boy however had different ideas altogether. He chose to have a go at hacking the car alone without any guidance from the experts available. At night he went to Radio Shack, spent $15 on parts and stayed up late into the night building his own circuit board. What he did next morning left the experts flummoxed. Early morning, he used his homemade device to hack into the car of a major automaker. Within minutes the 14 year old had the car windshield wipers turned on and off. After demonstrating his hacking skills with the wipers, the boy unlocked and locked the car doors remotely and got the remote start feature engaged. As a final bow to the entrapped audience, the 14 year old student even got the car’s lights to flash on and off which he then set to the beat from songs on his iPhone."
"Decisions being made by US policy makers risk letting the country fall even further behind, as companies wishing to develop new technologies find they are better served by countries outside of America. This could lead to a scenario where the US ceases to be a major player, giving it much less of a say in global policy and meaning it has to kowtow to greater, more influential economies in Asia. Not only this, but the US could find its cultural influence waning as money flows from other regions, significantly reducing its media exports, reducing job opportunities and giving US citizens far less of a voice on the global stage."
"Research from Dartmouth College found that arsenic levels were more than seven times higher in formula-fed babies than breastfed ones. The study published in the journal Environment Health Perspective was the first in the U.S. to study urinary arsenic in babies, a news release about the research said. Though arsenic in home tap water was a source of the naturally occurring chemical, which can be poisonous in large doses, the formula itself was a contributing factor as well, according to the news release. “This study’s results highlight that breastfeeding can reduce arsenic exposure even at the relatively low levels of arsenic typically experienced in the United States,” lead author Kathryn Cottingham said in a statement. “This is an important public health benefit of breastfeeding.”
"I remember as a young child that the key to winning a lot of the neighborhood games in football and basketball was all about who got picked first. If you were lucky enough to get Michael on your team, then you knew you were going to win. If you were in a foreign park playing against kids you did not know, Michael was the great equalizer. I also knew that getting the right kids on my side helped in spelling bees and walking home from the movies so I didn’t get beat up. Learning how to organize my team with the right people, served me well when I became a men’s college head basketball coach in terms of winning the recruiting wars. I always felt the April recruiting wars was the deciding factor in many games in the following December. America is in the choosing sides phase of the coming civil war. To use a college recruiting phrase, it is accurate to state that the letters of intent to join one side or another side, have mostly been signed and the commitments offered. However, there is one big uncommitted piece, but very soon the sides will be drawn."
"France, Belgium and now even liberal Denmark regret letting in so many immigrants from Muslim countries. Their swelling Islamic communities have become breeding grounds for terrorists. So why is the U.S. opening the floodgates to foreign Muslims? The threat Muslim immigrants pose to homeland security was not addressed during the White House's three-day summit on terrorism. Instead, Vice President Joe Biden assured Muslim groups gathered during one session that the "wave" of Muslim immigration is "not going to stop." Wave? More like a tsunami."
"Earlier this month the website Top Class Actions reported that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Nestle Purina Petcare Company alleging that its Beneful dog food includes toxic substances which are capable of killing dogs. The more than 3,000 complaints against Beneful “show consistent symptoms, including stomach and related internal bleeding, liver malfunction or failure, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, weight loss, seizures, bloating, and kidney failure,” according to Frank Lucido v. Nesltle Purina Petcare Company, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California."
"It seemed like a typical congressional meeting for the Republic of Texas. Senators and the president gathered in the center of a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall, surrounded by public onlookers, to debate issues of the national currency, develop international relations and celebrate the birthday of one of their oldest members. But this wasn’t 1836, and this would be no ordinary legislative conference. Minutes into the meeting a man among the onlookers stood and moved to open the hall door, letting in an armed and armored force of the Bryan Police Department, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, Agents of the Texas District Attorney, the Texas Rangers and the FBI."