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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Plumber arrested over flame-thrower scooter
A man who created a scooter which fires 15ft flames from the rear, has been arrested because his vehicle now constitutes a firearm.

Colin Furze, is said to have been arrested by Lincolnshire Police after he revealed his flame-thrower scooter to the world last week. The anti-tailgating flame thrower is operated by the flick of a switch and shoots a 15ft flame out of the rear of his 60mph scooter.

But after it appeared on YouTube Furze is reported to have been quizzed by police on suspicion of possessing an object converted into a firearm.
Video at link.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/17/2011 13:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The British "authorities" are such fainthearts.
Posted by: Ebbinesing Prince of the Trolls2232 || 03/17/2011 13:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Hey!!! Since a "firearm" must shoot flames, does this mean that pistols and rifles are legal in old blighty?

8^)


Buffoons
Posted by: AlanC || 03/17/2011 13:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Now if the gentleman's name was Mohammed Furzeh bin Ali, then he would have received a nice pat on the head and an apology for the racist police investigation -- if any investigation was ever authorized to begin with.

The sun is setting on the Brtish Empire...
Posted by: Pollyandrew || 03/17/2011 16:48 Comments || Top||

#4  3,800 HP Jet Powered Motorcycle
Posted by: Oscar Spineck3066 || 03/17/2011 17:04 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Japan nuclear disaster at Fukushima
Ordinarily we'd have posts, but AllahPundit at Hot Air is doing a great job following this, better than we can. Head there for all the latest.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/17/2011 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  See also FREEREPUBLIC > "THEY'VE LOST CONTROL":FRENCH CRITICIZE JAPAN IN HIDING FULL-SCALE OF [Fukushima= Nuclear] DISASTER.

* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > JAPAN GOVT. LOSING PUBLIC TRUST AS NUCLEAR CRISIS WORSENS.

* NEWS KERALA > JAPAN QUAKE DISASTER ROCKS CHINESE ECONOMY. Quake-Tsunami-Nuclear woes affecting Rising China's #1 trading partner, + hence China.

* PEOPLE'S DAILY FORUM > RADIATION HOAX SPARKS PANIC IN THE PHILIPPINES. Panicked Schools rush the Kiddies home.

* SAME > {British Geological Society = BGS] JAPAN TSUNAMI "COULD BE A [periodic] THOUSAND-YEAR EVENT". to naturally occur again + again. Last was likely the 869 AD "JOGAN" QUAKE-TSUNAMI EVENT.

* SAME > JAPAN TSUNAMI: THOUSANDS OF SEABIRDS KILLED NEAR HAWAII [Midway Atoll's NWR]. Besides dead fish, many 00's or 000's of dead Laysan Albatrosses, Bonins Pentels, + Sea Turtles? Affect on Laysan Ducks, Monk Seals not yet determined.

* C2CAM > [National Geographic] JAPAN EARTHQUAKE NOT "THE [feared] BIG ONE", which most Perts had predicted to occur in or generally around the TOKYO AREA.

ARTIC = 1923 TOKYO = "KANTO" QUAKE, whose Magnitude was less than the 03/11/2011 SENDAI QUAKE, KILLED 142,000 PEOPLE.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/17/2011 2:16 Comments || Top||

#2  FREEREPUBLIC > JAPAN NUCLEAR PLANT: JUST 48 HOURS TO AVOID ANOTHER CHERNOBYL.

Looks like "LEVEL SIX" NUC EMERGENCY is about to become a FULL-FLEDGED "LEVEL SEVEN"???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/17/2011 3:27 Comments || Top||

#3  In a crisis like this there are many unknowns and considerable uncertainty. Since the Obama administration has demonstrated nearly total incompetence in just about everything; I would take with a grain of salt anything a spokesman from BO administration says. The Japanese have reported what is ongoing and actions taken. They have been a bit busy lately. The speculation has been left to others in the news media and talking heads.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/17/2011 9:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Years of procrastion paying off at Fukushima (NY Times):
Years of procrastination in deciding on long-term disposal of highly radioactive fuel rods from nuclear reactors is now coming back to haunt Japanese authorities as they try to control fires and explosions at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Japan, like the United States, has kept ever larger numbers of spent fuel rods in temporary storage pools at the power plants, where they can be guarded with the same security provided for the power plant. Nuclear engineers around the world have been expressing surprise this week that the storage pools have become such a problem. “I’m amazed that they couldn’t keep the water in the pools,” said Robert Albrecht, a longtime nuclear engineer.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 03/17/2011 15:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Years of procrastination in deciding on long-term disposal of highly radioactive fuel rods from nuclear reactors is now coming back to haunt Japanese authorities as they try to control fires and explosions at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

Breeder reactors utilize nuclear wastes. Japan has one breeder reactor. France, Germany, India have breeders. We have no operational breeder reactors in the U.S. Jimmy Carter put the kibosh on breeder reactors and the Congress under Reagan in 1982 starved the Cinch River Breeder Reactor program of funds.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/17/2011 16:57 Comments || Top||

#6  In the 97th Congress, the House was controlled by Democrats. The Republicans won the Senate for the first time since 1953 under Reagan.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/17/2011 17:01 Comments || Top||


Economy
Greece: Government’s Unpaid Bills Reach 5.3 Bln Euros
H/T Gates of Vienna
The Greek government owed 5.35 billion euros to private companies or residents at the end of last year, daily Kathimerini reports today quoting Finance Ministry figures.
Machiavelli ch - 16
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/17/2011 05:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
ENEL confirms nuclear plans
H/T gates of Vienna
Italy's electricity giant ENEL on Tuesday confirmed its commitment to a new generation of nuclear power plants in Italy in the face of more strident opposition after Japan's post-tsunami nuclear problems.
Bravo
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/17/2011 05:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  New reactors may be built better, safer, smaller, and more efficient - if they would only let us build them.
Posted by: newc || 03/17/2011 8:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Figured this would happen. The Euros, except for France, have always been skittish about nukes. The greenies will use any excuse at all to cancel their nuclear programs. Far better for Euros to sit in the dark, cold, then to have electricity generated by a nuclear plant.

Of course, there's a fair number of Americans who feel the same way.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/17/2011 9:12 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
DEA Seizes Georgia’s Supply of Drug Used in Executions
All Georgia executions are off after federal drug agents seized the state's supply of a sedative used in lethal injections.

The drug was used in January to execute Emmanuel Hammond, a 45-year-old man convicted for the 1988 shotgun slaying of an Atlanta preschool teacher. His attorneys sought a delay to gather more information on how the state obtained the drug, claiming in court documents it came from a "fly-by-night supplier operating from the back of a driving school in England." They said the drug could have been counterfeit.

The U.S. Supreme Court, as well as lower courts, rejected Hammond's argument.
Seems the Obama administration doesn't care for the Supreme Court's ruling. Either that or they are planning to run that stash over to Mexico.
Posted by: Fester Javith5393 || 03/17/2011 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran Unveils Flying Saucer
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran unveiled a home-made unmanned flying saucer in an exhibition of strategic technologies.

The unmanned flying saucer, named "Zohal", was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei. Zohal, designed and developed jointly by Farnas Aerospace Company and Iranian Aviation and Space Industries Association (IASIA), can be used for various missions, specially for aerial imaging.

The flying machine is equipped with an auto-pilot system, GPS (Global Positioning System) and two separate imaging systems with full HD 10 mega-pixel picture quality and is able to take and send images simultaneously. Zohal uses a small, portable navigation and monitoring center for transmission of data and images and can fly in both outdoor and indoor spaces.
Posted by: Victor Emmanuel Wheger1262 || 03/17/2011 12:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Borrowed from the Greeks after dinner party , with a little added inshallah tech
Posted by: Cravimble || 03/17/2011 16:23 Comments || Top||

#2  They discovered Frisbees.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 03/17/2011 16:39 Comments || Top||

#3  "Oonie Uftz."
Posted by: Pollyandrew || 03/17/2011 16:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Next year, a flying tea cup.
Posted by: Oscar Spineck3066 || 03/17/2011 17:06 Comments || Top||

#5  "Women and bulbous-fore-headed aliens hardest hit..."
Posted by: mojo || 03/17/2011 17:13 Comments || Top||

#6  This is just begging for a turban-wearing-Wile E.- and-the-ACME-box-the-thing-came-in graphic....
Posted by: USN,Ret || 03/17/2011 23:05 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Thu 2011-03-17
  Bahrain forces launch crackdown on protesters
Wed 2011-03-16
  UNSC Introduces No-Fly Zone Draft Resolution
Tue 2011-03-15
  Gaddafi army penetrates rebel areas
Mon 2011-03-14
  Libya: the rebels ready to defend Ajdabiya
Sun 2011-03-13
  Libyan troops 'force rebels out of Brega'
Sat 2011-03-12
  5 family members murdered by terrorist in Itamar settlement
Fri 2011-03-11
  Rebel forces retreat from Ras Lanuf
Thu 2011-03-10
  Libya no-fly zone a UN decision, "not US": Clinton
Wed 2011-03-09
  OIC rejects military action on Libya
Tue 2011-03-08
  Gaddafi sends negotiators to Benghazi
Mon 2011-03-07
  National Libyan Council to seek recognition
Sun 2011-03-06
  Gaddafi forces fight to seize Zawiyah, dozens killed
Sat 2011-03-05
  Qadaffy forces try, fail to retake Zawiyah
Fri 2011-03-04
  Libyan rebels push west
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  Gaddafi strikes at Brega, rebels eye foreign help
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  National Libyan Council outlines strategy

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