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Star Wars Prequels

Submission + - Police Tazers no match for Rampaging Man Armed wit (kgw.com)

McGruber writes: KGW Television has the news (http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Hillsboro-man-in-custody-after-Star-War-light-saber-attack-135654188.html) that Portland Police Tasers were no match for a rampaging man "swinging two 'Star Wars' light sabers at customers in a Toys R Us store at Jantzen Beach", Oregon.

According to the article, "An officer tried to use a Taser, but the device failed. A second Taser also failed after the man used the light sabers to break one of the wires." Officers were then forced to wrestle the man to the ground.

Hopefully, this tactic of utilizing toy lightsabers to disable tasers will be fully exploited by the 15,070 Czechs who described themselves as Knights of the Jedi and believers in 'the Force' (http://idle.slashdot.org/story/11/12/16/0344218/czech-nationwide-census-shows-jump-in-jedi-knights) in their fight against religious intolerance.

United States

Submission + - Reverse Robocall Turns Tables On Politicians (itworld.com) 2

jfruhlinger writes: "One of the great banes of election season is that any politician can shell out a few pennies per voter and phone-spam thousands of people who'd rather not hear a recorded pitch. But turnabout's fair play, and now a service called reverse robocall will deliver your recorded message to elected officials as often as you'd like for a nominal fee. If you got someone who you'd like to call repeatedly, check them out."

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