Archive for June, 2007

The power of a EMP

June 25, 2007

The electromagnetic pulse generated by the detonation of a single nuclear weapon at high altitudes can be a threat to military systems located as much as a thousand miles away. HEMP can disable communications systems and even power grids at enormous distances from the burst.

Source:
Federation of American Scientists, Nuclear Weapon Effects,

No knock raids, de rigueur for more than just the police

June 16, 2007

Gunman apologizes to couple after invading the wrong apartment

By PAT GROSSMITH
New Hampshire Union Leader Staff
Thursday, Jun. 14, 2007

MANCHESTER – A gunman, who with two other men last night forced his way into a couple’s West Side apartment, later apologized to them when he realized it was the wrong residence.

“There’s no question this couple was not the target,” said Sgt. Maureen Tessier, community information officer.

The home invasion happened at 6:50 p.m.Wednesday at an address at Village Circle Way in Countryside Village, an apartment complex on the city’s West Side.

The couple’s two young daughters, ages 2 and 7, were also in the apartment when the men forced their way inside.

Police are not releasing the exact address or the couple’s names given “the circumstances,” said Tessier.

Authorities said the 36-year-old man answered a knock on the door and three men rushed inside.

One of them pointed a gun at his head and demanded to know the location of a certain individual who police did not identify.

The resident grabbed the intruder’s gun arm and pulled it down. One of the other intruders quickly moved in and repeatedly punched him in the head and then shoved him into his living room.

His 29-year-old wife, who was in the living room, then became the focus of the gunman. Pointing the gun at her head, he again demanded to know where a certain individual could be found.

The couple told them they did not know the individual and no one by that name lived there. The men then searched the apartment.

Tessier said the police report does not say where the children were in the apartment or if they witnessed the gun being pointed at their parents’ heads.

After the search, the gunman offered his apology and the trio left empty-handed through the front door.

The gunman is described as a short, black man, 30 years of age, wearing a gray sweater and white and red ball cap.

He had a glove on his right hand and spoke as if he had something caught in his throat. Tessier said the man would start to speak, then stop, and then start to speak again.

The second man is described as a 24-year-old black man, wearing a black hoodie and black jeans. The third intruder is a Hispanic man with braided hair wearing dark-colored pants and shirt.

In March, another couple was victimized by two men — one armed with a gun, the other a flashlight — who forced their way into their Park View Hills apartment at 377 Huse Road.

The intruders, like those in last night’s incident, had the wrong residence but still robbed the man of his wallet and a gold chain around his neck. The robbers claimed to be Manchester police officers in that incident.

Anyone with information concerning the home invasion is asked to call Manchester police at 668-8711.

Source:
UnionLeader.com, Gunman apologizes to couple after invading the wrong apartment ,PAT GROSSMITH, New Hampshire Union Leader Staff,Thursday, Jun. 14, 2007

Good drinks

June 16, 2007

Mahony Manhatten
2oz Bushmills
1oz sprite
juice of 1 lime wedge
over rocks
Angostura bitters?

Bitter ‘n’ Twisted
In a chilled cocktail glass mix a few drops of lemon juice, 4 drops of Angostura bitters, 25ml measure of Scotch Whisky, ginger ale to top up.

Whisky Mac,
which is scotch and Stone’s Green Ginger Wine on the rocks. Some people add ginger ale as well.

Nuts and Berries (for the ladies)
1 Oz. Black Raspberry Liqueur (Chambord)
1 Oz. Hazelnut Liqueur (Frangelico)
Half And Half Cream

Pineapple Infused Vodka
1 pineapple cut into wedges
1 handle of smirnoff orange
soak for a week, then drink.

Adios Mutha Fucka!!!!
……..

Windex Wolverine
(recipe later)

Bloody Brain
peach schnapps
Baileys poured so it collects like a floating brain
Grenadine for blood

Baily’s irish cream and chocolate milk in 50/50.

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse:
1/2 oz Goldschlager
1/2 oz Rumple Minze
1/2 oz 151
1/2 oz Jagermeister

Mudslide (kind of like a white russian)
1/3 kahlua
1/3 vodka
1/3 baileys
layer it in a shot glass.

Fuzzy Alligator:
Double shot of Cuervo
Single shot of Bacardi 151

Milk and Vodka
Mix milk and vodka 50/50. Add sugar to taste. Very strong and VERY good.

The Refund AKA a Bloody Stool
2oz Kahlua
2oz tomato juice
serve warm.

Caipirinha
—————-
1 lime cut into 8 segments, (grind with pestle, whole lime remains in drink)
4 tsp. brown cane sugar,
2 oz. Cachaca (Pitu). http://www.pitu.com/
Lots of crushed ice.

The Royal Flush:
1/3 Crown Royal
1/3 Peach Schnapps
1/3 Cranberry Juice.

Mexican Martinis
———————
3 oz Tequila (usually use Cuervo Silver or such)
1.5 oz Triple sec
8 oz Sweet&Sour (6 oz if you want it a little more potent)
splash of olive juice

All of the above should fit in a shaker along with a couple of ice cubes. Shake till the ice melts, then serve with a couple of jalapeno-stuffed olives.

Sudden Death:

Put a penny at the bottom of a beer glass. Fill with beer until you can’t see the penny (looking from the top). Then add Everclear (vodka if you’re a pussy) until you can see the penny again.

Bonus points if you swallow the penny.

Three Wise Men:

2/3 shot Cuervo
2/3 shot Jim Beam
2/3 shot Jack Daniels

= 1 Double shot. There are other variations – but this one is the best for unsuspecting souls. I have seen a few heavy drinkers lose their cookies after drinking these.

It goes down ok – but after a few seconds it feels like you ate burning embers.

Cement mixer –

1 shot bailey’s (or other irish cream)
1/2 Shot lemon Juice

Swish bailey’s in mouth, add lemon juice, watch disgusting face appear as the lemon juice curdles the cream.

Orange

this drink is for the obnoxious, belligerent, and irritating drunks who demand a drink when you’re bartending. Yes, it’s been given out before:
the [censored]
——————
1 oz soy sauce
1/2 oz canola oil

Rootbeer shot
—————–
1 glass beer
1 shot of roobeer schnaps
This is actually [censored] disgusting but I am trying to follow the rules.

Manhattan
2oz Bourbon
splash of sweet vermouth
1 cherry
and a drop of two of grenedine (cherry juice from jar) – optional
over rocks

Godfather
2oz amaretto
2oz bourbon
over rocks

Starry Night
1oz jeager
1oz goldshlager

Top 25 blogs of 2007

June 11, 2007

Top 25 blogs of 2007

Wife sticks w/ man through a 19 year coma

June 2, 2007

WARSAW (Reuters) – A 65-year-old railwayman who fell into a coma following an accident in communist Poland regained consciousness 19 years later to find democracy and a market economy, Polish media reported on Saturday.
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Wheelchair-bound Jan Grzebski, whom doctors had given only two or three years to live following his 1988 accident, credited his caring wife Gertruda with his revival.

“It was Gertruda that saved me, and I’ll never forget it,” Grzebski told news channel TVN24.

“For 19 years Mrs Grzebska did the job of an experienced intensive care team, changing her comatose husband’s position every hour to prevent bed-sore infections,” Super Express reported Dr Boguslaw Poniatowski as saying.

“When I went into a coma there was only tea and vinegar in the shops, meat was rationed and huge petrol queues were everywhere,” Grzebski told TVN24, describing his recollections of the communist system’s economic collapse.

“Now I see people on the streets with cell phones and there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin.”

Grzebski awoke to find his four children had all married and produced 11 grandchildren during his years in hospital.

He said he vaguely recalled the family gatherings he was taken to while in a coma and his wife and children trying to communicate with him.

source:
Reuters, Pole wakes from 19-year coma in democratic country, Sat Jun 2, 10:50 AM ET

“there’s lies, damn lies, and statistics”

June 1, 2007

From secondamendmentcenter.org

“..for example, 81 percent of the general public versus 71 percent of gun owners favor the registration of all handguns. The Brady Law is favored by 87 percent of the general population and 82 percent of gun owners.

82% of gun owners support the brady law? I shoot trap/skeet at the gun club at least once a week and I’ve never met a single one of these.