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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:50 AM
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False alarm at US Embassy
http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1491118....


The mysterious sounds were coming from this container, located adjacent to the US Embassy.

PHOTO: SVEIN ERIK FURULUND

A wide area around the controversial US Embassy in Oslo was evacuated Tuesday night after suspicious sounds, like those emitted by an explosive device, were heard coming from a nearby trash container.

The embassy sits on one of the most heavily trafficked corners on the fringe of downtown, just across from the Royal Palace and Nobel Institute. The busy boulevards were blocked off and occupants of adjacent apartment and office buildings were ordered either to evacuate or remain inside, away from windows.

Police responded with no less than 20 patrol cars and the state of emergency lasted for around two hours, until bomb experts could search the container.

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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:54 AM
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1. Just what does an "explosive device" sound like?. . .
In the cartoons, it's a loud "tick-tock"? Is that true in real life, too? Or is it something completely different, something like "tock-tick"?
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:59 AM
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2. Could it just be "Norwegian Wood?"
The myxolidian mode will sometimes have strange sounds and effects.

(this post is especially for musicians)
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:06 AM
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4. I'm George Bush and I am here to help you
:rofl:

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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:17 AM
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3. We have had raccoons in our dumpster at work
Some nearby construction has upset their world and they are out and about looking for shelter and food. Think perhaps a small animal????
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:47 AM
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5. Nah ... it's just a cover-up for the alert inside the building ...
... someone had phoned in saying that there was a diplomat inside
but that was soon confirmed to be false ...
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:34 PM
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6. The reality of Today's PNAC World.
American Embassies are A TARGET around he world. These are the 'Hot Spots' that need constant surveillance; they are a real problem for every country that has a US Embassy or a US Consulate. Because we are so hated right now.

And notice, this is not even in a vulnerable country, like Jordan or Lebanon. This is Cool Calm NORWAY for God's sake.

Now, think about the costs involved with this. Not just the host country, but also the US which has to increase EXPONENTIALLY security costs, surveillance, not to mention the employee turnover because people feel insecure.

And I BET YOU the Norwegian government is sticking the embassy with the Tab.

$$$$$$$$$$, Baby.
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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:24 PM
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7. Why need a dumpster when they
shred everything!
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:55 PM
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8. Some musician probably got pissed at their metronome
and they chucked it in the dumpster.
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