During the final two hours of the show, George Noory, who was broadcasting live from WMAL-AM in Washington D.C., hosted Open Lines and offered a 'mad moment' line for people who wanted to share occasions in their lives when they just lost it. One caller recalled the enormous anger he felt after being shot in the back of the head with a pellet gun. Steve, an ordained minister from eastern Canada, remembered the time he raged against one of his troublesome parishioners, causing him to turn tail and run away.
Tim, a steel mill worker from Cleveland, Ohio, said he snapped one day at work and yelled at his irritable shift supervisor. Tim was warned that if he ever did that again, he would be asked to leave. Richard in Indiana, who suffered from Polio as a child, said bullies would unlock the brace he wore and cause him to fall down. When he could take no more of their shenanigans, Richard let two of the bullies have it by striking them with his crutches. According to Richard, he was able to knock one bully down entirely, and took the wind out of the other one.
A couple callers phoned in to tell George about the Fish Carburetor, a supposed high-mileage carburetor manufactured in Daytona Beach, Florida during the '40s and '50s. According to mikebrownsolutions.com, the Fish Carburetor averaged 20 percent better gas mileage, 30% more horsepower, and could run on a variety of fuels with no internal modifications. Another caller claimed to have designed an engine that does not require fuel to run. George put him in touch with Richard C. Hoagland, who will report on any further developments with the fuel-less engine (if there are any).
In the first half of the program, Katherine Albrecht, founder of CASPIAN, and consumer privacy expert Liz McIntyre discussed Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips and a recent announcement by Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation, who said he wants to use his company's subcutaneous human tracking device (photos) to identify immigrants and guest workers. Albrecht and McIntyre warned that implanting RFID chips into any specific group of people would eventually lead to an expansion in human chipping that could, ultimately, include everyone.
They also reported that a Cincinnati-based video surveillance company has asked its employees to get RFID implants in order to access its secure data center. So far at least two CityWatcher employees have been injected with VeriChip's RFID tag, they explained.
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