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shawneeo*us

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new Posted: 06:23PM Nov 30, 2011

Well that is wonderful! We NEED more people like that! Actually, it sounds kind of like he joined a twelve-step program and was "making amends" for past wrongs... not that I know anything about that...

Life... can be so many things... how can anyone ever think they are RIGHT? HAhahahahahahaha!!!!!
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JQPublic

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new Posted: 05:18AM Dec 1, 2011

Green scarves

'An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.' - Charles Dickens
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new Posted: 12:30PM Dec 1, 2011

Dog shoots man: Medics remove 27 pellets from hunter's buttocks
By msnbc.com staff and The Associated Press

A bird hunter in Utah was shot in the buttocks after his dog stepped on a shotgun laid across the bow of a boat.

Box Elder County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Potter says the 46-year-old Brigham City man was duck hunting with a friend 10 miles west of the city when he climbed out of the boat to move decoys.

Potter says the man left his 12-gauge shotgun in the boat and the dog stepped on it, causing it to fire.

It wasn't clear whether the safety on the gun was on at the time.

A report on KSL.com said the men called 911 and walked to the main road to wait for emergency crews.

Potter says the man was hit from about 10 feet away. He says the man wasn't seriously injured, in part because he was wearing waders.

The Salt Lake City Tribune said the wounded hunter was transported to Brigham City Community Hospital about 9 a.m. Sunday, where doctors removed 27 pellets of birdshot.

It said neither the dog, nor any ducks, were injured.

KSL.com said Potter did not have information on the type of dog that stepped on the shotgun.


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caberetAus

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new Posted: 03:10PM Dec 1, 2011

Here are 3 funny comments in our local paper re. Snow's story:
Does this mean the dog is qualified to be the Vice President??
Never leave guns around a dog you had neutered.
Red rover Red rover, send buckshot on over...


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caberetAus

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new Posted: 03:24PM Dec 1, 2011

Here are 2 links to Oddities in the News that you might like:
Weird News
News of the Weird


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RGW4Ausmod

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new Posted: 08:18PM Dec 1, 2011

I love the one comment from the AP release: "It wasn't clear whether the safety on the gun was on at the time."

I am absolutely sure it was on and the dog removed it before pulling the trigger. It goes right along with Caberet's update: "Never leave guns around a dog you had neutered."


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snowmonsterAusmod

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new Posted: 11:18PM Dec 1, 2011

This poor man . .. . will have a story to tell for a very long time. At LEAST, he was shot where he was, and not in his face, etc. But boy, what a story. lol

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spud*nz

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new Posted: 01:08AM Dec 2, 2011

caberet wrote:
Here are 3 funny comments in our local paper re. Snow's story:
Does this mean the dog is qualified to be the Vice President??
Never leave guns around a dog you had neutered.
Red rover Red rover, send buckshot on over...


LOL


Who made those up the local comedian?

I know that it isn't a funny matter though, but it is pretty freaky how a dog can shot it's owner though.


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new Posted: 11:10AM Dec 2, 2011

San Jose police: Man who caused post office shutdown was jogger in unusual gear

By Lisa Fernandez

Word to the wise: Maybe it's not the smartest thing to jog in what looks like a gas mask and body armor, and then jam a package in a post office box.

It could touch off what happened Tuesday at the busy San Jose post office on Lundy Avenue: a full-scale police response, complete with the bomb squad and a robot.

But San Jose police said the suspicious-looking jogger seen fidgeting with a package at a drop-off box was only working out in hard-core, albeit odd-looking, exercise gear.

"The guy said he was wearing a cardio mask," said Sgt. Jason Dwyer. "It was his cardio day, and he was trying to lose weight."

That's not what a post office customer thought when the man in the weird mask and vest was stuffing a package in a blue mail box about 12:30 p.m. The customer called police, and in a flash, the post office was on lockdown until 4:30 p.m., with 150 employees and customers tucked away in the back. The San Jose police bomb squad, the Fire Department's hazardous materials unit and the postal inspector descended on a normally quiet strip of North San Jose. A robot detonated the package, which turned out, police said, to be a bunch of calendars.

"My friends kept messaging me, Is this you? Is this you?" recounted Long Hoang, who lives near the post office and is a student at Cal State East Bay in Hayward.

It was.

About 12 weeks ago, Hoang became an avid follower of the CrossFit exercise regimen, which he said, exuberantly,
combines "this really creative combination of weight lifting, gymnastics and rowing." He wears the mask to simulate high-altitude training. Hoang, who is 5 feet 4 inches, said he's lost at least 20 pounds, and is now 142 pounds.

Many neighbors in the area frequently spot him running in his gear, doing squats and lunges at corners while he waits for the light to turn green.

As Hoang tells the story, he mistakenly received a package of calendars at his home, and thought he'd mail them back to the proper recipient while on an exercise run. The package didn't fit the first time in the mail box, he said, so he had to fold it up and try a second time.

When Hoang later realized his actions had caused such a commotion, captured by this newspaper and many other media organizations, he called police Tuesday evening to say the suspicious man was him: a nursing student trying to get into shape.

Police said Hoang's story checked out.

Hoang said he can't really see what all the fuss was about.

"It was like straight out of a movie," he said. "Some of my friends are telling me, 'Hello? 9/11? Anthrax? Blah. Blah. Blah.' And I'm just thinking about my finals and staying in my own little zone."

Still, Hoang says he won't be jogging to the post office any time soon.


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jaycr*us

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new Posted: 05:40PM Dec 2, 2011

I don't care where the package was from, if this guy was so into jogging, he should have hand delivered it.


Snowy's dog story needs another comment," Man's best fiend".


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new Posted: 10:22AM Dec 7, 2011

'Mythbusters' Cannonball Accidentally Launches Into California Home

Published December 06, 2011

FoxNews.com

MythBusters

Mythbusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage.

The Discovery Channel's popular mythbusting duo busted more than the myth this time.

A stunt for the show, "Mythbusters," went awry Tuesday when a cannonball was launched through the side of a California home.

The house in Dublin -- southeast of Oakland -- was hit at about 4:15 p.m. when a cannonball was "misfired" from a nearby bomb range, KTVU-TV reported, citing the Alameda County Sheriff's Department.

A sheriff's spokesperson said "the cannonball took a few unfortunate bounces" before hitting the home, going all the way through the house before smashing the window of a mini van, KTVU-TV reports.

"That cannonball careened off the hill at a very bad trajectory and carried into this neighborhood," J.D. Nelson of Alameda County Sheriff's Department said.

No one was injured.

Newscore contributed to this report.


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caberetAus

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new Posted: 09:58PM Dec 7, 2011

Who could have foreseen that shooting a cannonball in a developed area could have a bad ending?




(Except just about every mother, everywhere!)


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new Posted: 11:41PM Dec 7, 2011

I am glad no one was hurt...the outcome could have been disasterous, but I do feel as if this show's group of people go out of their way to make things safe... it truly sounded as if something just did not go as figured and it was an accident.

On the receiving end of this ball, I had to ask myself, what exactly would I have said if I was walking through my house and a 5-10 inch cannonball suddenly flew by me. Because this is a family site, I will safely say, "Oh shucks... what the heck was that?" as I lean over to look out the hole the ball left through.

Really, who expects a cannonball to come flying through one's home?


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new Posted: 11:48PM Dec 7, 2011

In another article on this story, I had read that the family was home at the time. My first thought would have been earthquake (yes, we have had them in NE Ohio), second thought would have been a car or truck hitting our house. Other than that, maybe a bomb? I don't know how I would have reacted, except to make sure everyone in the house was ok. lol

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new Posted: 03:00PM Dec 9, 2011

'MythBusters' won't air cannonball accident on the show

Doug Duran / AP

The exit hole from a misfired cannonball is seen in the second story wall of a home. The cannonball misfired during the taping the Discovery Channel show "MythBusters."
By Ree Hines

While there's never been a more hyped experiment in the nine season history of Discovery Channel's "MythBusters," the cannonball-through-a-house incident won't make the cut on any upcoming episode of the show.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the show's lead duo, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, have sworn off ever airing the footage that would feature a wayward cannon plowing through the Dublin, Calif. residence of the Shetty family.

"It's a wake-up call," Savage told the paper. "Honestly, the feeling of embarrassment is not something we're indulging in right now. We feel for the families and the people affected by this. ... Some people watch our show and think that we're reckless. Others watch our show and they see we take safety seriously. The fact is the latter is the case."

That's good news to Hitha Shetty, who met with the duo, despite the concerns he has following the blast.

"The kids are usually playing there," the homeowner said. "I want to make sure this doesn't happen again. And, of course, they need to pay for this. Not just the physical damage, but everything else."

Neither Savage or Hyneman were on hand at the time of the action. The myth that was tested (and presumably proved), which was about whether a stone cannonball could break through a castle wall, was conducted by the show's "B" team of Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci.

Imahara, Byron and Belleci have all issued apologies via Twitter.


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new Posted: 05:43PM Dec 9, 2011

Hitha sounds like he is all about owning the golden goose - what exactly is everything else? I would concur that there should be something more than just the physical damages covered, and I am sure the Mythbuster team will do everything they can to make things right. I just would like to see more people accept a first, possibly second offer and the apology and let it go at that.

I also think that Mythbusters should air something about the ball that went astray... I mean, everyone knows about it. It is not as if it hurt anyone - it could add to the wake up call of making sure different precautions are taken next time they do something like this...like doing it out in the desert where no one lives for miles around.


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new Posted: 08:46PM Dec 9, 2011

I agree.

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new Posted: 11:41PM Dec 10, 2011

Another dog shoots hunter, this time in Florida
By msnbc.com staff

It's happened again: A hunting dog has shot its master.

This time, a man in Florida was hit in the thigh by a round from his Remington .308 on Saturday, TBO.com reported.

The culprit was a bulldog named Eli. Authorities told TBO.com that Billy E. Brown, 78, was driving to go deer hunting with a friend on a bumpy road in Pasco County near Tampa when Eli "got excited in the truck" and bumped the rifle. The gun discharged, the bullet hit Brown in the right thigh, and he was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, said Officer George Wells, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Brown's condition was not released.

Wells said Brown and the friend were about one-and-a-half miles into the woods when the accident -- if you're buying that the dog didn't mean to do that -- occurred.

The name of Brown's friend was not released. The two have been hunting together for more than 25 years, Wells told TBO.com.

This incident follows one Dec. 1 in which a hunter in Utah was hit in the buttocks by birdshot after his dog stepped on a shotgun laid across the bow of a boat. The Salt Lake City Tribune said the wounded hunter had 27 pellets removed from ... well, you know.


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new Posted: 04:31PM Dec 13, 2011

Pants on the Ground! School Hands Out Belts to Stop Sag
Like a library, only for belts
By Greg Wilson
Monday, Dec 12, 2011 | Updated 126 PM EST
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Pants on the Ground! School Hands Out Belts to Stop Sag


A school in South Carolina is taking on saggy pants by lending belts to students who show up with droopy drawers.

Students at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill used to face a disciplinary write-up for the dress code violation. But now Principal James Blake is hoping the new approach will get students to think about how they dress and also cut down on the number of students referred for discipline.

"We see kids with their britches hanging down all the time," assistant football coach and administrative assistant William Cureton told The Herald of Rock Hill. "We want to change the culture."

Students nabbed for saggy pants will have the option to "check out" a belt for the day.

"We're willing to try anything in order to give the kids an opportunity to do the right thing," Blake said.

Junior Joe Johnson told The Herald students should be allowed to dress the way they want. He said giving out belts misses the point.

"They'll just have one extra belt," he said.


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