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Old 07-14-2013, 03:35 PM   #16
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It's very common (in prison), for women to hide shiv's and other contraband, inside tampons.

An insulin injection can kill someone quite quickly, if you inject it into a non-diabetic, in a large dose.

I haven't read the article, but the abortion debate they've had, has been very heated. I'm sure they're looking to take all possible precautions.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:56 PM   #17
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Except a woman with a concealed carry license had her tampons taken away, and not her gun. Not really taking all possible precautions, are they? Perhaps we should license only those responsible enough to carry tampons without misusing them.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:36 PM   #18
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:38 PM   #19
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It's very common (in prison), for women to hide shiv's and other contraband, inside tampons.

An insulin injection can kill someone quite quickly, if you inject it into a non-diabetic, in a large dose.

I haven't read the article, but the abortion debate they've had, has been very heated. I'm sure they're looking to take all possible precautions.
As can a lead injection.

I believe the reason for confiscating the tampons was because someone tipped them off that the tampons were going to be hurled at the speakers as a form of protest.

No idea what the insulin is about. Seems improbable that one could inject someone with insulin that easily unless they've been watching the godfather.

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Old 07-14-2013, 04:44 PM   #20
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And the insulin supplies, well, those just looked sneaky. (Actually, I'm pretty sure it was only one case of a security guard confiscating a woman's sugar packets, thinking they might also have been thrown, not realizing--or not believing the story--that diabetics may carry them around for a quick glucose adjustment.)
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:07 PM   #21
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The athletic club membership is quite low,
but the facilities are on the 40th floor.
They have bungy cords for rent.


NY Daily News
Julian Arenzon
8/9/13

Spanish skyscraper missing elevators in monster goof:
‘Standard for the Future’ or sign of current decline?


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The InTempo, a 47-story building in Alicante, Spain,
has had its construction fraught with problems, including allegations of fraud
from both customers and suppliers, who are owed $3.3 million.

In what will surely go down in history as one the greatest architectural blunders,
the town of Benidorm in Alicante, Spain, had almost completed its 47-story skyscraper
when it realized it excluded plans for elevator shafts.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:41 AM   #22
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that story's hard to believe, but the article seems legitimate. still... wtf~!
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #23
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Other articles say that elevators were installed up to the 20th floor.
But then financial (whatever ?) problems stopped the construction.
When construction was re-started, they used an elevator and cranes
on the outside of the building.

So, their may well be the elevator shafts in the design, but not the
where-with-all to move people the rest of the way up to the top floors
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:45 AM   #24
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If this was the only time such a thing happened it would be surprising.
But it's not...

The Independent
Heather Saul
8/14/13

US gun-safety instructor shoots a student during demonstration

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A gun instructor in Ohio accidentally shot a student whilst
leading a class for people seeking permits to legally hold a concealed firearm.

73-year-old Terry Dunlap was demonstrating with a 38 calibre pistol
when it went off and shot Michael Piemonte, 26.
He and his wife were attending the all day class on how to carry guns
for their own safety, he reportedly told local media.
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The police have ruled the shooting an accident and Mr Dunlap has not been charged.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:10 PM   #25
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Now now, let's be fair.
Piemonte caught a ricochet, not a straight shot.
And Dunlap said he didn't know the .38 was loaded.







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Old 08-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #26
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...And Dunlap said he didn't know the .38 was loaded.
Didn't they write a song about that ?

"I didn't know the gun was loaded.
"And I'm so sorry my friend.
"I didn't know the gun was loaded.
"And I'll never do it again.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #27
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she shot the sherriff
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:02 PM   #28
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According to Robert Burns, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

Union Bulletin
8/17/13

No special treatment for Congress in health-care law
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No matter whether you support or oppose the 2010 Affordable Care Act,
you may take some comfort in knowing the bill puts members of Congress and their staffs
in the same situation as many of their constituents.

The law allows everyone to keep their health-care plan if they want to.
Everyone except the federal lawmakers and their employees.
They will have to find a plan sold through the new exchanges in their districts or place of residence.

Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, added this amendment
in the hope it would serve as a poison pill and kill the bill.

While Grassley opposed the health-care bill he said he believed politicians
should live with their own laws.

Since the bill was passed and signed into law, members of Congress
and their staffs will lose their federal coverage on Dec. 31.
They will begin an open enrollment period on Oct. 1.
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And then too, sometimes you've just got to keep a sense of humor...
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:46 AM   #29
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that story's hard to believe, but the article seems legitimate. still... wtf~!
We used to live in Havertown School District. They were adding a wing to a building when they noticed towards the end of construction that the addition was higher (or lower) than the main building by several inches. The legal circus that followed would have been a lot funnier if I wasn't paying for it.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:08 PM   #30
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The internet is now legally illegal in Florida

Huffington Post
7/8/13
Florida Accidentally Banned All Computers, Smart Phones
In The State Through Internet Cafe Ban: Lawsuit

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In April Florida Governor Rick Scott approved a ban on slot machines
and Internet cafes after a charity tied to Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll was shut down
on suspicion of being an Internet gambling front
-- forcing Carroll, who had consulted with the charity, to resign.

Rick Scott reportedly called the ban, "the right thing to do for our state."

The ban defines illegal slot machines as any
"system or network of devices" that may be used in a game of chance.


Florida's 1,000 Internet cafes were shut down immediately,
including Miami-Dade's Incredible Investments, LLC, a café that
provides online services to migrant workers, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The owner, Consuelo Zapata, is now suing the state after her legal team found
that the ban was so hastily worded that it can be applied to any computer or device
connected to the Internet, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by The Miami Herald.
If the internet is outlawed, only outlaws will have the internet.
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