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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:36 PM
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Chertoff said it was in "final stages." This "expert" on CNN just said
that he was told by a security person in UK that the terrorists were still trying to figure out which chemicals they wanted to use, whether to premix them, mix them on board, etc. That doesn't sound like "final stages" to me. To me, Final Stages means it has been figured out and rehearsed by the ones chosen to do it and reservations are being made to get everyone on the right flights to be in the air over the Atlantic or another ocean at the same time.

I smell more bullshit.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:37 PM
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1. final stages means liquid in bottles
Doesn't sound like they had gotten to that point yet.
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:38 PM
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2. Did they have any airline tickets yet? these are questions that
would not divulge any dangerous info, but I would like to know how far along this was...was it REALLY different than the Miami crappola?
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:38 PM
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3. Interesting. So we concluded they didn't have the explosives.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 12:39 PM by Democrats_win
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:40 PM
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4. Final stages means that they had their tickets already.
All of this BS is making me crazy! :grr:
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:42 PM
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9. They did? I hadn't heard that. They had tickets, but not the
means to carry it out yet?
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:51 PM
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18. No--I need to clarify.
I should have posted that I would interpret "final stages" would mean that they would have their tickets already. "Final stages" to the bushies are like Cheney's "last throes." Sorry for my lack of clarification.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:55 PM
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19. Oh, thanks. I know I miss stuff when I'm trying to listen to the news.
My kids make alot of noise!

My understanding was that they had no "provable" action performed by said terrorists, unless buying nail polish remover is a crime. But perhaps they found accurate measuring and mixing containers and devices in the search of their homes.
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:02 PM
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21. Reports are they had no tix but were shopping for tix online
Apparently their computers were being watched with keyloggers if they can determine what flights they were looking at.
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:06 PM
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22. I wonder which internet service terrorists use to book flights...
:P
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:13 PM
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24. Please see my previous post.
I wasn't clear with my post that you replied to.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:40 PM
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5. Maybe he meant ...
... the plot was in its last throes - kinda like the inurgency in Iraq.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:41 PM
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They hadn't DECIDED??????
Good freaking grief. And they wonder why we're skeptical.

Call me when someone actually buys a chemical. Or a plane ticket.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:42 PM
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7. But...they were THINKING about it!
Maybe!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:41 PM
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6. you smell the Repug WAR on TERROR rhetoric for NOV>
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:42 PM
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8. "I smell more bullshit."
4. explosive diarrhea

A lower gastro-intestinal distubance that creates a dilemma in the afflicted: Do I need a bucket of water or a shotgun?....Is that a fireball or a mountain lion coming out of my ass?

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=explosiv...

Could this be the culprit?


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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:43 PM
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11. The whole planet needs to roll through a galactic car wash. nt
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:42 PM
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10. He meant to say they "turned a corner". n/t
PB
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:44 PM
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12. So it sounds like the UK cops arrested 20 guys...
...who were caught buying energy drinks while in possession of a beard.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:45 PM
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15. Best. One. Yet.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 12:46 PM by Ilsa
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

:toast:
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:47 PM
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17. It's the UK version of 'DWB'
Drinking While Bearded.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:44 PM
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13. Thought crimes. Uh oh. THE WORST KIND.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:44 PM
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14. Well, it's exactly what I thought.
No weapon, no crime, only bluster.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:47 PM
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16. I grew up during the cold war...
Chertoff you jack-ass... ONE DOESN'T LIGHT THE RED LIGHT UNTIL THE BIRDS ARE IN THE AIR!

DUMB! DUMB! DUMB!
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:57 PM
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20. Chertoff is the last person to offer advice/comments as Katrina
problems still go unsnswered!
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:07 PM
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23. So, they're searching baggage for signs of figuring which?
Methinx that's gonna be hard to find.
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