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US Military’s Ray Gun

Raytheon has created a “ray gun” type weapon called Silent Guardian for the US military. It emits an invisible beam of high-energy radio frequency. The non-lethal beam heats up the moisture on the skin inflicting pain. I was unable to find any video of the weapon being demonstrated on anyone, …

Sitting US President Under Enemy Fire

In a little known battle just outside Washington DC during the American Civil War, President Lincoln came out to see the battle and became the only sitting US President to come under enemy fire during a war. In fact a surgeon standing next to him was wounded by a confederate …

Talk about Shipping and Handling charges!

As I browse items on ebay, I’m always chagrined at some of the people who tend to gouge on shipping charges in order to increase the bottom line on low cost items. Here’s one for ya, how about almost $1,000,000 to ship two washers worth 38 cents! Guess who paid …

Demanding Democracy

In his book, This Just In: What I Couldn’t Tell You on TV Bob Schieffer recalls fellow reporter Eric Sevareid saying, “Democracy requires more of it’s citizens than any other form of government.” That certainly rings true with the difficulty of the citizens of Iraq to come together to form …

Pentagon’s Open Door

Bob Schieffer in his book This Just In: What I Couldn’t Tell You on TV tells how the Pentagon in the early 70s was open to the public (at least the outer rings). There were no security checks or clearances needed. The public could wander in and out at their …

Financial report for the MTV crowd.

Don’t ask me how I run across these things, but I was entertained by this guy’s video. It’s about Canadian government politics but an interesting presentation. Now this is a financial report I could watch! He reminds me of Rick Moranis, come to think of it he’s from Canada too.