Man Dies After Triggering His Own Homemade Booby Traps

A Maine man died after setting off his own homemade booby trap on the night of Thanksgiving, according to local authorities.

The Van Buren Police Department announced that 65-year-old Ronald Cyr had died after triggering his homemade security device which fired a handgun, striking the man. Cyr was able to call 911 after being shot by the device, but officers were unable to save him by the time they arrived.

When authorities got to Cyr’s home, they found several similar homemade booby traps, forcing them to contact the Maine State Police Bomb Squad.

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Ford Backs Away from Tesla Tug-Of-War, but Musk Is Doing It Anyway

Ford executive Sunny Madra tweeted a challenge to Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday for a rematch of a tug-of-war Tesla conducted between its electric Cybertruck and an F-150 that has been criticized by many, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, for being unfairly matched, to which Elon Musk replied: “Bring it on”.

However, when asked if Tesla had reached out to Ford to set up a competition, a Ford spokeswoman said “Sunny’s tweet was tongue in cheek to point out the absurdity of Tesla’s video, nothing more.”

“With America’s best-selling truck for 42 years, we’ve always focused on serving our truck customers regardless of what others say or do. We look forward to our all-new F-150 hybrid coming next year and all-electric F-150 in a few years,” she added.

Nevertheless, Musk agreed to do right by deGrasse Tyson’s suggestion that the heavier weight of the battery-powered Cybertruck gave it a traction advantage and that Musk should level the playing field and repeat the test.

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Media, Federal Government Tougher on Roger Stone Than Child Molester Jeffrey Epstein. Why?

Roger Stone was convicted in federal court last week on seven felony charges stemming from the since-closed Russia collusion investigation. Stone’s main crime was lying to Congress about who he had or had not spoken to about Russia.

By the time Stone’s trial began in Washington the larger scandal that ensnared him had long been debunked. Nobody was talking about WikiLeaks anymore; nobody cared. And yet prosecutors continued zealously as if it were still 2017. For lying about something that is now officially irrelevant, they argued that Roger Stone should spend up to 50 years in prison, effectively the rest of his natural life.

Now, at the very moment prosecutors were making that case, that Stone’s misstatements ought to be a death penalty offense, Congressman Adam Schiff was busy lying to the rest of us about new things, some of which actually mattered. Schiff didn’t seem worried about his lying. He knew he would never be prosecuted for it. In Washington dishonestly is strictly a one-way offense.

Yet despite the obvious irony of all of this, Roger Stone was convicted anyway. And official Washington cheered. “Rot in hell!” they screamed on Twitter, oblivious to karma, which, by the way, is real.

What’s interesting about the response to Stone’s case, both from federal prosecutors and from the conventional opinion-makers on television, is how much harsher and more outraged it was than anything that greeted convicted child molester Jeffrey Epstein. Do you think ABC’s George Stephanopoulos would even consider having dinner at Roger Stone’s house? Well, of course not. That would be immoral. (Read more from “Media, Federal Government Tougher on Roger Stone Than Child Molester Jeffrey Epstein. Why?” HERE)

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Hunter Takes Down 17-Point Buck After Tracking It for 6 Years

After spending six years tracking and watching the animal grow, a hunter finally put down a massive buck. . .

David Miller first spotted the animal in 2013, the West Virginia Gazette-Mail reported. Miller and his friends had leased a piece of property in Mingo County, West Virginia, and would notice the impressive animal on a network of game cameras they had set up.

“The funny thing about that buck was that in the six years I followed him, I only ever saw him one time in the daylight,” Miller told the Gazette-Mail. “All the pictures we had of him were at night. He had learned early on how to avoid hunters.” . . .

After noticing that the animal seemed to be avoiding certain areas, Miller set up a camera where he thought the buck might be avoiding hunters. After the camera made a rare daytime spotting of the animal, Miller went to work, bringing a bow and arrow with him. . .

“I caught a movement at one of the scrapes,” Miller told the Gazette-Mail. “The old buck had slipped in. He lowered his head to go under a branch, and I could see it was him. He stepped out into the open about 18 yards away. When his head went behind a tree, I shot him.” (Read more from “Hunter Takes Down 17-Point Buck After Tracking It for 6 Years” HERE)

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1 Million ‘Cannibal’ Ants Found Trapped in Soviet-Era Bunker

. . .Nearly 1 million “cannibal” ants have been found trapped in an abandoned Soviet-era bunker in Poland used to store nuclear weapons, according to a new study. The insane insects, which have been trapped “for years,” have resorted to eating the corpses of their dead brethren to survive. . .

“Here we show that the ‘colony’ in the bunker survived and grew thanks to an influx of workers from the source nest above the bunker and mass consumption of corpses of the imprisoned nestmates,” the study’s abstract states.

The abstract added that the “imprisoned ants” used an “experimentally installed boardwalk” to get through the ventilation pipe to get to their nest on the top of the bunker.

Given the bunker’s location and the lack of available food sources, researchers concluded that the surviving ants had resorted to cannibalism to survive.

“It is known that wood ants consume dead bodies of their conspecifics left in masses on the ground during spectacular ‘ant wars’ early in the season,” the authors wrote in the study. “The function of such wars is to settle the borders of neighboring conspecific colonies, but the corpses also add substantially to the scarce food resources available when the colony lives commence after winter.” (Read more from “1 Million ‘Cannibal’ Ants Found Trapped in Soviet-Era Bunker” HERE)

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‘South Park’ Trolls China Again

The satire wheelhouse that is “South Park” continued its attack on China this week in response to the country banning the show for criticizing the Communist Party of China’s penchant for censorship.

“The writers of ‘South Park’ continued to tweak China in its latest edition, with Randy wearing a President Xi Jinping mask in the opening credits,” reported Deadline of this week’s episode. “The zinger recalled ‘South Park’s’ earlier poke at the lion’s cage. That, too, involved Randy, who was forced to shout out an epithet against the Chinese government.” . . .

“South Park” has been on an extended anti-China crusade this whole season, blasting anyone or, more precisely, any business that will censor itself in the name of doing business with the communist country. It all began several weeks ago when the episode “Band in China” angered the government to the point that the show was banned inside the country. Rather than cater to the country’s sensibilities, show co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker doubled down in their hits by issuing the most irreverent “apology” they could muster.

“Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,” Parker and Stone wrote. “We too love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi doesn’t look just like Winnie the Pooh at all! Tune into our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10! Long live the Great Communist Party of China! May this autumn’s sorghum harvest be bountiful! We good now China?”

One week later, the show took the criticism one step further when the character, Randy Marsh, uttered the words “f*** the Chinese government” during an episode. That was quickly followed up with another episode that mocked basketball star LeBron James for criticizing Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s public support for the Hong Kong protesters, which had sparked massive tensions between the NBA and the Chinese government. (Read more from “‘South Park’ Trolls China Again” HERE)

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Man Tries Opening Bank Account With Fake $1M Bill

Police in Nebraska are searching for a man who allegedly tried Monday to open an account with a fake $1 million bill.

Staff at the Pinnacle Bank branch in Lincoln said the man strolled in around 9:30 a.m. and presented the bill to a teller, The Lincoln Journal-Star reported.

He claimed the bill was real despite bank employees telling him the opposite. He left with the bogus bill — but without a new account. . .

Investigators are reviewing security footage from the bank to try and identify the man. They want to perform a welfare check and determine if he had been the victim of a crime, the paper reported. (Read more from “Man Tries Opening Bank Account With Fake $1M Bill” HERE)

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Hunter Dies After Being Attacked by Deer He Had Just Shot

A man in Arkansas died after he was attacked by a buck he shot while hunting, wildlife officials said Thursday.

Thomas Alexander, 66, shot the animal with a muzzle loader near Yellville, Arkansas, in the Ozark Mountains Tuesday evening and got out of his deer stand to check on it, Keith Stephens, a spokesperson for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, told USA TODAY. . .

Alexander was able to contact his wife, who then called emergency services, Stephens said. Emergency personnel requested an air evacuation, but the hunter stopped breathing and had to be taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

It is unclear whether the man died of injuries sustained during the attack or from another medical condition, Stephens said, but no autopsy was expected to be performed. Wildlife officers have not yet found the deer that injured Alexander, but Stephens said they will continue to search the woods with dogs through the day.

Stephens said the accident is not an isolated incident. In 2016, another hunter was gored by a buck in Ashley County in southern Arkansas. (Read more from “Hunter Dies After Being Attacked by Deer He Had Just Shot” HERE)

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Halloween Horror: Family Finds Basement Filled with Blood (VIDEO)

Many Americans look forward to Halloween, but this season one family got enough scares to last a lifetime as their basement filled with blood.

Nick Lestina, his wife and their 5 children have lived peacefully for 10 years in their Bagley, Iowa home. Earlier this month, however, Lestina discovered his basement floor covered by 5 inches of blood and animal fat. . .

The animal byproduct ended up in Lestina’s house via a drain at Dahl’s Custom Meat Locker, which is right next door. The home and the locker share a common tile line, which is usually used to dispose of waste water, the Register reports. However, after the meat locker disposed of animal blood and fat down their drain, the tile line became clogged, forcing gallons of gore into Lestina’s basement.

Right now, the Lestina family cannot safely reside in their home. Instead, they’re staying with relatives until the biohazardous mess can be cleaned up. (Read more from “Halloween Horror: Family Finds Basement Filled with Blood” HERE)

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Woman Accidentally Shot by Labrador Puppy

A woman in Enid, Oklahoma was shot in the leg on Thursday when a dog jumped on top of a gun inside the vehicle she was in, causing it to fire.

Tina Springer, 44, was in the passenger seat of 79-year-old Brent Parks’ pickup truck as they were stopped at a railroad crossing on North 10th when the incident occurred.

Reports said Parks’ yellow Labrador retriever puppy was frightened by the train and jumped from the back seat of the vehicle onto the folding center console that had a .22 caliber handgun underneath it, according to Enid News & Eagle.

Police said the gun discharged and a bullet hit Springer in her left thigh. When he realized what had happened, Parks placed his belt around Springer’s leg to stanch the flow of blood, then called 911.

“The dog shot her?” the 911 operator is heard asking Parks in the audio recording. “Yeah,” Parks replied, adding that “he stepped on it and it went off.” (Read more from “Woman Accidentally Shot by Labrador Puppy” HERE)

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