Category Archive 'Video'
18 Jan 2013

I Don’t See Any Spider

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Hat tip to Anne Tiffin Taylor.

21 Sep 2012

“Honey, You Didn’t Build That”

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Hat tip to Glenn Reynolds.

23 Jul 2012

“I Built This”

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Via Theo.

09 Feb 2011

“I Am the Only One in This Room Professional Enough to Carry the Glock 40”

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Never Yet Melted remarked about Glocks:

My experience is that the Glock pistol is surprisingly easy to shoot, but it also has—in my opinion—some very objectionable features and can be dangerous to an unskilled user. A lot of police are accidentally shooting themselves in the leg with Glocks these days.

Crack DEA agent Lee Paige tried suing the government over that video. The Smoking Gun:

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent who stars in a popular online video that shows him shooting himself in the foot during a weapons demonstration for Florida children is suing over the tape’s release, claiming that his career has been crippled and he’s become a laughingstock due to the embarrassing clip’s distribution. …

According to the lawsuit, Paige was making a “drug education presentation” in April 2004 to a Florida youth group when his firearm (a Glock .40) accidentally discharged. The shooting occurred moments after Paige told the children that he was the only person in the room professional enough to carry the weapon.

The accident was filmed by an audience member, and the tape, Paige claims, was turned over to the DEA. The drug agency, he charges, subsequently “improperly, illegally, willfully and/or intentionally” allowed the tape to be disseminated.

As a result, Paige–pictured at left in a still from the video–has been the “target of jokes, derision, ridicule, and disparaging comments” directed at him in restaurants, grocery stores, and airports. Paige, who writes that he was “once regarded as one of the best undercover agents, if not the best, in the DEA,” points to the clip’s recent airing on popular television shows and via the Internet as the reason he can no longer work undercover. He also notes that he is no longer “permitted or able to give educational motivational speeches and presentations.”

Alas! Mr. Paige shot himself in the foot again, Lowering the Bar reports the case was dismissed. Getting back into the news means, of course, that more people will see the video.

[T]he judge granted summary judgment on the grounds that (even after many depositions) Paige could not prove how the video clip had gotten out, and even if he could have, the leaked information was not “private” because the incident took place in front of 50 parents and children (who at least did learn an excellent lesson in gun safety). Case dismissed.

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There is no “Glock 40,” by the way. Mr. Paige shot himself with a Glock Model 22 or 23 chambered in the .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge.

Hat tip to Walter Olson.

24 Dec 2010

TSA Punishing Pilot for Video Criticising Security

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News10 (Sacramento) has a pretty outrageous story of official misbehavior on the part of the authorities.

An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security.

The 50-year-old pilot, who lives outside Sacramento, asked that neither he nor his airline be identified. He has worked for the airline for more than a decade and was deputized by the TSA to carry a gun in the cockpit.

He is also a helicopter test pilot in the Army Reserve and flew missions for the United Nations in Macedonia.

Three days after he posted a series of six video clips recorded with a cell phone camera at San Francisco International Airport, four federal air marshals and two sheriff’s deputies arrived at his house to confiscate his federally-issued firearm. The pilot recorded that event as well and provided all the video to News10.

At the same time as the federal marshals took the pilot’s gun, a deputy sheriff asked him to surrender his state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon.

A follow-up letter from the sheriff’s department said the CCW permit would be reevaluated following the outcome of the federal investigation.

The YouTube videos, posted Nov. 28, show what the pilot calls the irony of flight crews being forced to go through TSA screening while ground crew who service the aircraft are able to access secure areas simply by swiping a card.

“As you can see, airport security is kind of a farce. It’s only smoke and mirrors so you people believe there is actually something going on here.”

More from Fox News.

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Neither of these news organizations bothered to supply a link to the original video. YouTube searches are not turning it up so far. I’ll keep looking and post it when I find it.

15 Dec 2010

They are Laughing at Obama in Taiwan

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Taiwan Animated News:

Hat tip to Leah Libresco.

17 Nov 2010

Cat Runs Off Alligators

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Hat tip to Theo.

01 Nov 2010

The Smug Rally

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Last weekend’s Stewart/Colbert Rally was described by liberal Atlantic blogger Joshua Green as “heavily ironic [and] slackerish.”

Rallygoers’ main object of contempt–mild, detached contempt–was Tea Party, not GOP

Signs a lot cleverer than your usual rally

But, with exceptions, usually less so than authors seemed to think.

As this derisive video made by Americans for Prosperity demonstrates.

Hat tip to Moe Lane.

02 Oct 2010

Eco-Snuff Film Backfires

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British director, film-writer Richard Curtis (best-known in America for Four Wedding and a Funeral) evidently thought what he was doing to nonconformists with the latest 10/10 carbon reduction eco-campaign in his No Pressure short film was funny, but viewers are reacting with distaste to its gleefully sanguinary totalitarianism.

The film’s makers are evidently trying to remove it from public view, and climate skeptics are working hard keeping it available.

James Delingpole

01 Oct 2010

Now This Is How To Celebrate Your Birthday

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Karen take notes.

Hat tip to Theo Spark.

29 Sep 2010

Who Knows What They’ll Tax Next?

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Qui sait ce qu'ils taxeront ensuite ?

Satirical video from French taxpayers organizations: http://www.lecri.fr et http://www.contribuables.org

Hat tip to David Wagner.

17 Sep 2010

Shake it, Shake it, Shake it, Cockatoo

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Frostie, a Bare-eye Cockatoo, also known as a Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea), dances to Ray Charles’s version of Twist & Shout.

Hat tip to Jose Guardia.

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