Butt-dialing Proves Useful

goodwitchbadwitch-buttdialing1Of course by accident too

Former Employee Overhears Boss Plotting to Murder Him

‘A Jonesboro man has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder after police say the intended victim overheard the suspect planning the crime.

‘Jonesboro police arrested Larry Barnett, 68, on Thursday after being contacted by a Paragould man.

‘The man told Detective Jason Simpkins he received a phone call at 12:30 p.m. from Barnett.

‘He said it appeared Barnett had “unknowingly made” the phone call.

‘The intended victim said he overheard Barnett give another man directions to his home in Paragould.

‘During the call, which lasted approximately 1.5 hours and was ongoing when he contacted police, the victim said he overheard Barnett say, “I don’t care if you have to burn his house to the ground with him in it.  I don’t care what you have to do, make it look like an accident.”…’

TSA Shamed Again!
Man Builds Deadly Arsenal Using Airport Store Items
Including a gun, grenade, crossbow—and they all work

‘Programmer by day, “security researcher” by night, Evan Booth has built, tested, and demonstrated not just a shotgun, but a whole comically named arsenal of DIY weapons, made solely with items purchased in the airport–after the security screening.

“’I think people have kind of been suspecting that the type of things I’ve built are possible,” says Booth, “I just don’t think anyone’s ever taken the time to do it.” The object of the research is a demonstration–half silly, half disturbing–that weapons are everywhere and that the “security theater” of the TSA is not doing that much to keep us safe.

‘”If we’re trying stop a terrorist threat at the airport,” says Booth. “It’s already too late.”…’
evan booth

Smartphones and Computer Use Are Hurting Our Sleep

‘A recent study from the National Sleep Foundation found that 95% of those surveyed reported using electronic devices right before sleep – despite its unhealthy side affects.

‘According to Charles Czeisler, PhD, MD, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, “Artificial light exposure between dusk and the time we go to bed at night suppresses release of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin, enhances alertness and shifts circadian rhythms to a later hour—making it more difficult to fall asleep.”…’

Ban Cell Talkers on Planes
You can virtually do nothing anyway if a call is an emergency. The call receiver might even turn hysterical and cause problems during the flight. Or let airlines charge them $100 Per Minute. But of course the filthy rich wouldn’t mind

Let’s stop loud conversations before they start

‘…Is there a chance callers will be considerate? Some, yes, but not enough. Remember that self-absorbed, entitled and inconsiderate passengers are the worst part about travel (far more so than long lines or luggage fees). Don’t expect the same people who block the gate despite having a later boarding number (gate lice) — or who horde hoard overhead bin space, hog the armrest or block the luggage carousel — to suddenly say, “Golly, it would be rude of me to talk loudly on the phone while surrounded by passengers who are, essentially, captives.”

‘Not going to happen. There will be fights…’


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