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To: Jill who wrote (913)10/9/2007 1:58:31 AM
From: John Carragher
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isrg cmg crox rvbd

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To: John Carragher who wrote (914)10/9/2007 7:41:10 PM
From: Jill
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I'll have to look up some of these :).
I did a brief position trade in crox when it dipped to 50 and now I regret letting it go but, I myself don't like the feel of the shoes...

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To: Jill who wrote (915)10/10/2007 2:13:48 AM
From: John Carragher
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hospitals do let them wear open shoes.. crox just came out with a close shoe for nurses etc. i passed on info to visiting nurse as they all love them. say it makes a big difference standing all day.

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To: John Carragher who wrote (916)10/10/2007 9:49:27 AM
From: Jill
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I know. My neighbor loves them (he works at a hospital). Lots of people love them. I don't like the unnatural material--it felt weird to me. OTOH that has nothing to do with the stock!

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From: John Carragher10/30/2007 8:03:31 AM
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600 Taser Cams for Las Vegas Metro 08:02 pm kvbc.com.
Metro officers say they are seeing more and more violent attacks against them. One of the weapons officers have at their disposal to protect themselves and the public is the TASER®. Soon, many of them will be equipped with cameras.

But these weapons are not without controversy. News 3's Luis Cruz takes a closer look at these devices.

The TASER® is used to temporarily immobilize a suspect. But some critics say there have been instances across the country where the use of them have been linked to deaths. However, a recent study by Wake Forest University suggests the TASER® is safe, and Metro agrees.

"We maintain that it is a safe device and it has in fact saved lives and it has saved injuries and not just cops' lives but suspect injuries," insists Metro's TASER® coordinator, Marcus Martin.

Metro is in the process of updating their TASERS®. The department recently received a $240,000 grant that will allow them to buy about 600 cameras for the devices. Everything that an officer sees and hears will now be captured on small a camera attached to the TASER®. The camera automatically turns on once the safety is unlocked.

"It helps the officer, it helps the department and it also shows the citizens on the street that we're not trying to hide anything; this is actually what had happened," Metro's Andy Williams said.

Metro says it will use the video from the TASER® cams as evidence and to help in their investigations. The department says it's seen a 54 percent decrease in officer injuries since they started using the TASER®.

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From: d[-_-]b12/10/2007 11:07:39 AM
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Discovery review of new Taser shotgun load - very interesting.

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From: d[-_-]b12/13/2007 7:36:38 PM
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IEEE Spectrum Cover Features Series of Articles On TASER Devices
Thursday December 13, 7:30 am ET
December 2007 Issue of the Flagship Publication of the World's Largest Professional Technology Association Probes Issues in the Ongoing Debate Over the Safety of TASER Devices

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- TASER International, Inc. (NasdaqGS:TASR - News), a market leader in advanced electronic control devices, released the following News Alert:


The December 2007 issue of the IEEE Spectrum, the flagship publication of the world's largest professional technology association, features on its cover a series of articles probing some of the issues fueling the ongoing debate over the safety of TASER devices.

In ``How a Taser Works,'' author Sandra Upson provides important background information regarding the ongoing debate over the safety and appropriateness of TASER electronic control devices (ECDs). She introduces the other two articles as investigating the ``physiological effects of electric shock.''

In the article ``Crafting the Perfect Shock,'' Dr. Mark K. Kroll opens with, ``You know an engineering problem is difficult when the prevailing technology dates back to the Stone Age. Let's face it, the police officer's baton is barely more sophisticated than a cave dweller's club, and with it comes all the same crudeness.'' Dr. Kroll's article explains the scientific principles behind TASER devices and how they affect human physiology.

Dr. Patrick Tchou, in his article ``Finding the Edge of Heart Safety,'' discusses his investigations into whether shocks from a TASER device can cause serious damage to a heart's normal function.

According to Dr. Tchou, ``the most important question regarding the safety of Tasers is how likely it is that the use of one will induce ventricular fibrillation. Because the standard Taser output proved on average to be one-fourth what was needed to cause fibrillation, one is tempted to conclude that the device is fundamentally safe. But there's another factor to keep in mind: a large portion of the violent individuals with whom the police have to deal are under the influence of cocaine, methamphetamine, or other stimulants. So the Taser has to be safe even for those whose physiology is distorted by the presence of such powerful drugs. Cocaine in particular is a concern with respect to cardiac complications because it raises heart rate and blood pressure and significantly increases the risk of a heart attack even without any kind of shock.

``My colleagues and I supposed that the presence of such drugs would increase the potential for cardiac arrhythmias, and we later tested this hypothesis in a separate study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. To our surprise, the amount of current needed to bring on ventricular fibrillation didn't go down; indeed, it increased significantly when the pigs were administered cocaine. After some thought, we realized that our initially puzzling findings were not entirely out of line, because cocaine has certain anesthetic properties that can affect the electrical behavior of the heart in ways that protect it against shocks and decrease its vulnerability to fibrillation. Applying enough voltage to a heart cell will open its sodium-ion channels and start the contraction machinery, but cocaine stops up the voltage-activated sodium channels, making it more difficult for electricity to trigger a muscle contraction.''

According to Dr. Tchou, ``we were comforted to learn that stun guns do not normally pose any cardiac risk.''

The IEEE Spectrum notes that Mark W. Kroll is an IEEE senior member who holds more than 250 U.S. patents as an inventor of electrical medical devices. He sits on the board of TASER International. Patrick Tchou is a cardiologist who specializes in treating cardiac rhythm disturbances at the Cleveland Clinic, a leading research hospital in Ohio and America's top rated heart hospital for the past 12 years.

The complete articles are available at: spectrum.ieee.org

TASER International, Inc. disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy of the media reports that are the sole responsibility of the attributed media source.

For more information on protecting life with TASER technology, please visit: taser.com.

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From: stockman12341/11/2008 12:27:51 PM
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Picked up some TASR a few days ago. Any discussion happening ?

I think this is an easy 20 percent move from here.

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From: John Carragher1/26/2008 3:45:48 AM
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Taser Shares Rise After Upgrade
Friday January 25, 7:32 pm ET
Taser Rises After Analyst Upgrades on Value, Another Says Toronto Police Could Place Order

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of stun-gun maker Taser International Inc. climbed Friday after an analyst upgraded the stock, and another said the Toronto Police Service could place a large order for Taser products next year.
Shares of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company closed up 78 cents, or 8 percent, to $10.48 Friday. The stock has ranged from $7.44 to $19.36 over the past year.

Feltl & Co. analyst Richard Ryan upgraded the stock to "Buy" from "Hold," noting a recent pullback in share price. At Thursday's close, the stock was down about half from its 52-week high of $19.36 set in October, and has lost almost a third of its value in 2008.

"This period of weakness could be related to a series of (strange) news releases primarily relating to old patent infringement issues from a couple of Taser competitors, combined with a rather direct response from Taser management," Ryan wrote in a client note. "During this same time, Taser enjoyed a successful PR campaign with its new consumer Taser at the Consumer Electronics Show."

Earlier this month, Stinger Systems Inc. said it asked the U.S. Patent Office to review a patent related to Taser's M26 stun gun.

The analyst said Taser's new products have increased its revenue dramatically, and items like its C2 personal protection device should lead to more growth.

Jefferies & Co. analyst Matthew McKay said in a client note that the Toronto Police Service is asking for funding to provide Taser stun guns for 3,000 officers. McKay said 500 Toronto policemen currently carry the devices, and a larger order could be worth more than $3 million in revenue to Taser, along with eventual orders for replacement cartridges.

If approved, he said, the order will probably be made next year.

McKay kept a "Buy" rating on the stock, with a price target of $20 per share.

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From: John Carragher2/11/2008 8:03:51 AM
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Taser Receives Order for 3,000 Guns
Monday February 11, 7:59 am ET
Taser Gets Order From Undisclosed Country for 3,000 Stun Guns for Law-Enforcement Officers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Taser International Inc., which makes stun guns, on Monday said it received an order for 3,000 Tasers from an undisclosed country.
The country will equip law-enforcement officers with the guns. The order is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2008.

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