Monthly Archives: May 2007

torture, al-qaeda style

Torture, Al-Qaeda Style “Drawings, tools seized from Iraq safe house in U.S. military raid MAY 24–In a recent raid on an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like “blowtorch to the skin” and “eye removal.” Along with the images, which you’ll find on the [Continue]

happy memorial day

Happy Memorial Day! Today is Memorial Day. “Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also [Continue]

wow

“Hutch’s “ultimate table saw”, which changes every 2-3 months, includes three table saws, a router, a Hendrick beam saw, and an SAC slider. ” UPDATED TO ADD: The Ultimate Table Saw: “This is my present table saw set up,just completed today, and hopfully this will be the last one , there have been 28 different [Continue]

finally a fatwa we can all aggree on

Egypt: Fatwa allows breast-feeding among adults “Al-Azhar University, one of Sunni Islam’s most prestigious institutions, ordered one of its clerics Monday to face a disciplinary panel after he issued a controversial decree allowing adults to breast-feed. Ezzat Attiya had issued a fatwa, or religious edict, saying adult men could breast-feed from female work colleagues as [Continue]

need?

Saw this over at Xavier Thoughts: “In 1960, Everette Simpson hacked his wife, Virginia Hudson, to death with a butcher knife. He spent nine years in a California prison, convicted of second degree murder. After nine years, he was released. In 1983, Everette Simpson again found a woman in his life, Ruby Richardson of Shreveport [Continue]

a liberal who has been mugged

Run-in changes lawmaker’s stance Tuesday, May 15, 2007 Phillip Morris “It’s funny how a gun can in stantly change your perspec tive on things, make you wish you could rewrite history. State Rep. Michael DeBose, a southside Cleveland Democrat, discovered this lesson the night of May 1, when he thought he was going to die. [Continue]

pirates of the carribean

So Glenda & Dean got back Sunday night for their vacation down to the British Virgin Islands. Where they went scuba diving with George and Luana, who used to live down there and ran a dive shop. Pretty neat. They got to explore at least one ship wreck. And made it back with several 16th [Continue]

build your own hand plane

Norris #51 Style “The Norris #51 plane is a round-sided smoothing plane with a closed handle and a racy look. The blade width is 2” and the body is 8” long. Bronze Plane with Cocobola Infill $400 Bronze Plane with Ebony Infill $450 **For Blade Depth Adjustment Mechanism add $70 Machined Casting Kit (with adjustment [Continue]

non-official id card

Yet another report on how we really aren’t doing crap for security at airports. This time, how to create a non-official ID to get onto planes. It’s not a fake ID because it’s not attempting to imitate a particular ID. KCTV 5 report

so I don’t forget

P-51 Mustang Me-262 F6F Hellcat Hayate FW-190A-8 Hurricane II also, look up order of battle for wwii German and US units, specifically: M7 Priest M4 Sherman M18 Hellcat Sturmpanzer Brummbar Jagdpanther Panzer III Ausf E Sturmgeschutz IV Jagdtiger Tiger I Ausf E King Tiger Panther Ausf G Panzer IV Ausf H

squirrel!

SQUIRREL ATTACK INJURIES THREE AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 05/09/07 2:20 PDT SAN JOSE (BCN) “As students in an Evergreen Elementary classroom prepared for a field trip today, a squirrel with a different set of plans entered the classroom and attacked a first-grader and two adults. A call came in to 911 at around 8:43 a.m. reporting [Continue]