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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:40 AM
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OH, FOR FUCK'S SAKE! Now it's "don't use your cell phone within 50 feet...
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 10:40 AM by Atman
...of a suspicious object." Or you could go BOOOM! Really.

Darynn Kegel just emphatically stated this, as if it was very important information they forgot to tell us.

Excuse me...I have to go curl up under my bed with my duct tape and plastic wrap now.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:42 AM
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1. Good God.... time for her to go to her "praise the noodle"
website... Immediately
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:44 AM
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2. Oh DON'T post your paranoia HERE...
WMD'S! TERRA ALERTS! NITRO FACTORIES IN AIRPLANE TOILETS!

Why does anyone believe any of this?

And WHY has DU become "MYSPACE" for grownups?

Fine. If someone wants to believe that a "POTENTIAL" terrorist plot to smuggle bomb MAKING materials on to a plane was thwarted, I can recommend several very potent anti-delusion medications.

You would think that going on 6 years of this would wise people up that if the Bush administration and their Toadies overseas said it was sunny outside, packing an umbrella would be advisable.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:50 AM
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4. pretty sure the OP was being quite sarcastic
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:52 AM
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8. So was I
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:50 AM
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5. Hey, Tyler...you're wanted in another thread...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

And btw, what do you mean "don't post my paranoia here?" How about you not posting your cryptic messages here and then abandon the thread! It's pretty clear I wasn't posting my "paranoia," as I think it's bullshit.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:51 AM
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7. I was AGREEING with you.
I am an old guy and I don't think to use the sarcasm things.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:52 AM
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10. It sure didn't sound like it!
No prob! But I'm still holding for Levin and Stabenow...
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:06 AM
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12. Yay, 1 public thwarted plot 5 years of new plotters. I 'm not impressed.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:01 PM
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18. Yeah, sure is coincidental that it came right after the big Lamont upset
... of Lieberman, nicely stamping-out debate on the actual issues that put Lamont over the top.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:49 AM
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3. Don't use your cell phone after eating chili!!!
Methane is explosive.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:50 AM
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6. Make sure you don't mix the tuna and powdered milk while you are
under there. Wouldn't want you to go boom from common household items while following the terra checklist. :hi:
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:52 AM
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9. Keep your duct tape handy
and hide under your desk with your hands over your head. This will keep you safe.
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Neecy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:55 AM
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11. wow, that's DANGEROUS!!!
So, if I'm walking on a city street on my cell phone but I have to be constantly monitoring the sidewalk, storefronts, objects in the seats of cars parked at the curb, passing dogs/cats, people around me who may have 'suspicious objects' in their pockets or handbags to make sure I'm not within 50 feet of anything that my phone might make go BOOM....won't I at some point trip and fall to the sidewalk, smashing my face or whatnot and being seriously injured?

This security stuff sounds dangerous, very dangerous.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:10 AM
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13. I don't think that's how cell phone detonattion works
anyway. I think that they use a cell phone in the bomb as the detonation trigger. When that number is call- boom.

Cell phones are regularly pinging the transmitter. I a bomb was built to be set off by a cell transmission- it could happen without making a call.

This is a typical case for news media types who are clueless as to how things work but act like they know it all.
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jbonkowski Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:45 AM
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15. Yeah, watch Mythbusters
They had an episode where they tried to get a cell phone to ignite some fumes. They set the fumes so high that you would run away, not stand around with your phone. They couldn't do anything to get an undamaged phone to ignite fumes. They stopped just short of calling the whole thing "bullshit", probably for liability reasons.

jim
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:35 AM
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14. How will one call one's relatives from the plane, above 8,000 ft,
if it is hijacked? Let's Roll with a spork?
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:49 AM
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16. The cell phone could set off explosives in the cargo hold....
With all the luggage that was checked in & NOT inspected.

Of course, keeping cell phones out of the cabin would prevent that. But--what's to stop someone on the ground from sending the Phone Call of Doom? After all, many cell phones worked long-distance on 9/11.

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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:58 AM
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17. Just being on could set off a detonator charge
The newer Cell phones don't have much transmission power. But an electric detonator doesn't take much of a current. So if you believe you are near an explosive device with an electrically fired detonator. The cell phone should not be ON.

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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:04 PM
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19. Did she mention the brain waves?
Because, you know, you could, like, you know, set off a, a, a, a, explosion of something with the power of your mind. Wear a tinfoil shield over your cranium at all times or, or, or, you could die.

{Insert picture of John Candy in white lab coat, looking totally over his head here}
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