2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Don't text and drive...or suicide bomb for that that matter...

I swear sometimes a post just falls into my lap....

Texting and driving is dangerous no doubt. In Delaware county where I live the Sheriff has had a year long awareness campaign going. We have all done it at some point, be honest. My daughter calls me out on it anytime I even think about looking at my phone in the truck. Its a dangerous that has cost lives so we need to stop doing it people...
Suicide bombing is also a dangerous activity that has cost hundreds of US military and thousands of civilian lives in the war on terror. This form of terrorism has been used globally by and enemy that values their life no more so than their targets lives. Its a horrible, horrible thing and I do not want to make too much light of the situation...but this is too damn funny to pass up...

Actually, below is what I am referring to...

The following cartoon was posted by Powerpoint Ranger this morning (if you've been in the military you will get the inside joke on the mandatory safety briefing)...

Take a look at safety rule #2...

later, at lunch I came across the following news story....

Unexpected text message blows up suicide bomber in safe house

Jan. 27, 2011 (12:15 pm) By: Matthew Humphries

If proof were needed that suicide bombers are not the most intelligent people in the world, then this case in Russia is a perfect example.

A range of triggers can be used for setting off the explosives strapped to a bomber’s body, with cell phones being one of those choices. The bombers don’t work alone, and a handler likes to be in control of the actual detonation in case the person carrying the bomb has a change of heart at the last minute. So a cell phone trigger allows them to watch from a distance while ensuring the blast happens.

A planned detonation was to happen in Red Square, central Moscow on New Year’s Eve. The woman who would be the bomber is thought to be from the same group that successfully bombed Domodedovo International Airport earlier this week.

The mistake the woman and her terror group made was to use an existing active cell phone as the trigger. While preparing her suicide belt at a safe house a few hours before the terrible act was meant to happen, her mobile operator sent her a Happy New Year text. That was enough to trigger the detonation killing her and making a real mess of the house.

It doesn’t look as though anyone else was hurt, and her husband is in jail serving time for being a radical Islamist terrorist. The mistake she made, and the automated text she received, probably saved tens, if not hundreds of lives.


Man, talk about good timing!!

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