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(Chron)   Idiot robs weather station, gets away with $300 in tools and severe radiation poisoning   ( chron.com) divider line
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2001-11-14 08:39:47 AM  
Yeah, but can he do a better job of predicting the weather?
No matter. He's got glow-in-the-dark nuts now!
2001-11-14 08:40:30 AM  
Ouch! Barbecued danglies!!
2001-11-14 08:41:26 AM  
how heart (and other organs) warming. No matter the country or locale, no matter the time or the clime, there you will find idiots.

To paraphrase Mark Twain, God must love a******s, He made so many of them.
2001-11-14 08:42:35 AM  
"Homer stop that's just a weather station!"
2001-11-14 08:44:29 AM  
"It's in there, guys."
"Thanks, Homer!"
2001-11-14 08:46:18 AM  
It's a great way to get him to give himself up. Just announce that he will suffer permanent damage to his testicles and watch the hospitals for the "Blue Balls"
2001-11-14 08:49:01 AM  
To reach the dome, the thief had to get through three barbed wire fences and climb an 80-foot spiral staircase.

What kind of tools are lying around up there?
2001-11-14 08:49:30 AM  
it was $300 Canadian, which is like $185 US. roasted nuts for $185? bad deal.
2001-11-14 08:51:53 AM  
Sad mme, but true.
2001-11-14 08:52:19 AM  
I hope there were some warning signs and a radiation symbol, or this guy's gonna sue the balls off Environment Canada.
2001-11-14 08:57:52 AM  
Anyone remember the story about traffic police getting radiation of the nuts. Apparently, they hold the speed guns between their legs whilst writing out tickets. So remember people..give your name and address r.e.a.l.l.y ......s.l.o.w.l.y.
2001-11-14 08:57:52 AM  
It is not known when the break-in occurred, but it was believed to have happened within the past three weeks.

Doubtful. I bet they knew when it really happened, but decided to let him cook for a couple weeks on regulo 2.

2001-11-14 09:02:07 AM  
Glow in the dark, courtesy from XE:

[image from x-entertainment.com too old to be available]
2001-11-14 09:04:15 AM  
If nothing else, nude sky-diving should help with those burning nuts. Watch that ass-slappage though.

( I knew I could work that in today, thanks CIA Mole )
2001-11-14 09:04:21 AM  
I don't see much of a problem here. The long term benefit is that he won't be having kids!

A darwin award candidate in action.
2001-11-14 09:05:49 AM  
Aren't hospitals supposed to report any radiation related illness? Like, in case there is radiation leakage somewhere? Anyways....TOASTY BALLS!
2001-11-14 09:07:36 AM  
Now the police are looking for blind neutered men, kicking back with a bottle of polygamy porter, crying over that which they can never have again.
2001-11-14 09:07:55 AM  
Funny part is, if this was America, this guy would be back with 10 lawyers and a huge farkin' lawsuit. They endangered his life by not making it safe for him to break in and rob them.

That's a no-no.
2001-11-14 09:10:00 AM  
I can never access this farkin' site! Geez'o'Pete. Does anyone else get a 403 error? I'm at work, but am not blocked anywhere else.

2001-11-14 09:11:17 AM  
If the thief was wondering about them tumors, mebbe he doesn't have to wonder any more.
2001-11-14 09:31:59 AM  
Redbull_(UK): Yep, sure do remember that story. Seems like some cop had been on radar detail for 15-20 years. He always laid the gun down in his lap when he wasn't using it; he wound up dying from cancer of the nuts.
2001-11-14 09:36:03 AM  
Funny comments, but, hey, lets get this straight.
It wasn't "radiation poisoning" but "radiation *exposure*"! It's QUITE different. The 1st one implies ingestion of radioactive material (the "glow in the dark" kind) with may be detectable after the fact. The latter (and the situation in this case) is plain old microwave cooking. There is *NO* radiation from food that was microwave cooked, just like there will be no radiation coming off this idiot.
(On the other side, I am not denying that he was probably damaged from the exposure.)
2001-11-14 09:48:38 AM  
Radiation poisoning != ingestion
2001-11-14 09:50:29 AM  
Looky at all that barb wire eh, I betcha they have something worth pawnning in there, None araound I mightas well go have a look. Um what it that burnning smell?
2001-11-14 10:12:32 AM  
Microwave radiation, huh? That is tragic. He's bound to have that cold spot in the middle that never gets completely cooked.
2001-11-14 10:24:05 AM  
2001-11-14 11:20:53 AM  
"The radar dome is bathed in radiation. Human exposure to this type of radiation could result in permanent damage to soft tissue, i.e. eyes and testicles,"

why did the submitter leave this juciy part out of the caption? :)
2001-11-14 11:36:22 AM  
Oh no,I've turned into a green manilishi with a two horned prong !
2001-11-14 12:29:40 PM  
"The radar dome is bathed in radiation. Human exposure to this type of radiation could result in permanent damage to soft tissue, i.e. eyes and testicles," police said a statement.

To reach the dome, the thief had to get through three barbed wire fences and climb an 80-foot spiral staircase.

It seems pretty obvious that this person had a lot of balls to get through 3 barbed wire fences, but what does an 80ft spiral staircase have to do with it being challenging? The testicle thing was definitely meant to be a direct challenge.
2001-11-14 01:07:47 PM  
"I could care less about my damn eyes!"
2001-11-14 02:08:11 PM  
Ahhh Radar: The Tower Operator's Vasectomy!

Decent dose of that stuff and you'll be shootin' blanks for good!
2001-11-14 03:26:26 PM  
There was a guy I used to work with, long before I worked with him had climbed the microwave transmiter tower. He was smart and turned it off before he worked on it.
Somebody else came along and said "Why the hell is this microwave off?" and turned it on. The first guy went blind, and was happy to have the kids he had. He got his site back in one eye, but just looking at the dude, you know things are just not right.
2001-11-14 05:24:25 PM  
There was a petty officer when I was in who went to work on a fire control radar, which cranks out a lot of power. He shut it down and tagged it for safety. Some dumbass newbie officer came along a little later, saw the breaker turned off and made a comment to effect "Hey! This is supposed to be on!" RIPPED the safety tag off and flipped the breaker with the poor guy standing about 12" in front of the emitter. The PO's surviving family collected quite a sum and the officer went to Leavenworth.

Radiation exposure is simply being exposed to some amount of radiation. Radiation poisoning is being exposed in some manner to enough radiation to start killing off cellular tissue. It does not have to be ingested.
2001-11-14 06:21:54 PM  
i guess he found what he was looking for.
2001-11-14 11:05:49 PM  
"The radar dome is bathed in radiation. Human exposure to this type of radiation could result in permanent damage to soft tissue, i.e. eyes and testicles," police said a statement.

France would surrender if they had testicles.
2001-11-15 01:08:07 AM  
Bah. The world didn't need any of his kids anyway.
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