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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:36 PM
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Any Idea Why The Shoe Bomber Didn't Go Into The Bathroom?
I have always found that totally bizzare.

Why would he sit right there and try to light the thing? Why not take it to the bathroom?

Also why matches? A lighter would have done the trick even in the seat.

I have never understood that. Strikes me as really odd.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:37 PM
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1. I'd go with "he wasn't too bright".
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:38 PM
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2. Severly mentally defective if that is it.
But, always possible.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:38 PM
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3. There's a $25,000 fine for smoking in an airplane lavatory
DUH!

:dunce:
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:56 PM
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7. ROFL! You win da prize!
:D
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:01 PM
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10. Have you ever BEEN in a plane resr room lately?
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 07:02 PM by AnneD
Not enough oxygen to support a flame, let alone room to sit on the toilet and light your shoe....do I get a prize.
Say when I flew on Air Emerite (the Dubai airelines), they had men's and womens cologne in the rest room. Don't they know those things are as combustable as Uncle Leonard's gas?
Wonder if they will start screening passengers for gas?
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:13 PM
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11. I haven't flown on an airliner in...probably 10 years. The plane I fly
has a very small rest room but we don't care if people smoke in there. Or anywhere else
:D
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:53 PM
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4. it wasn't in the script? n/t
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:54 PM
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5. He's a white-knuckle flyer and was too afraid to leave his seat?
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:55 PM
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6. percussion n/t
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:57 PM
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8. Cause he takes after this guy;
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:00 PM
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9. I Think You've Got It!
:applause:
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:34 PM
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12. It's basically the same gang that
tried to get their security deposit back for the truck used in the 1993 WTC bombing. The only reason these idiots have any luck at all is that the only gang more incompetent than they are is in the White House.
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:39 PM
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13. Yeah, That was some retarded shit.
Makes me think the terror recruitment folks don't really start their search with the smart ones.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:41 PM
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14. There was a reason.
percussion. His goal was to bring the plane down.
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:48 PM
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15. So the bomb would only get the job done from that area of the plane?
That would make some sense.

How about the matches? Seems a Bic would have been far more effective.
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