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Comment Re:I was wondering the same thing... (Score 1) 461

The lids of pressure cookers are all transparent as far as I know, so you should be able to see if it's empty...

Surely they would not have blown up a clearly empty pressure cooker... right? Right??

You're thinking of slow cookers they tend to have glass lids. Every pressure cooker that I've owned has had a metal lid. I don't remember seeing any glass topped pressure cookers, not saying they don't exist, but I haven't seen any.

Comment Re:The Dangers of the World (Score 1) 784


The most reliable research available indicates that there are only 100-130 cases of stranger abductions a year in the United States. The F.B.I. handled 93 cases of stranger abductions cases in 2001. That figure is actually a decrease from years past, especially during the 1980s when the average per year hovered around 200 incidents a year.

Comment Re:Heya politicians, judges and media moguls... (Score 1) 405

There are only 12 states (Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming) where Felons may permanently lose the right to vote. I say may, because some of these 12 states have provisions where some Felons may apply for restoration of their voting rights. Further some only permanently restrict voting rights based the type of felony. For more information look here: http://felonvoting.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=286

New Hungarian Government OMGs All Gov Sites 59

An anonymous reader writes "The new Hungarian government chose to replace the home pages with a 'disclaimer' page on several governmental websites such as ministries or the Foreign Office. The title and the main message is 'OMG,' which is followed by an explanation that the inherited websites 'lack any kind of uniform structure' and this is 'unworthy of Hungary.' Today is the takeover day in most ministries for the new administration."

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