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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:18 PM
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One more reason to believe this "terror plot" is bullshit:
From http://www.xopl.com / via http://boingboing.net /:

"Because the plot involved taking liquid explosives aboard planes in carry-ons, passengers at all U.S. and British airports, and those boarding U.S.-bound flights at other international airports, are banned from taking any liquids onto planes."



Sir, I'm going to have to take this bottle of water away from you since it might be a liquid explosive, and I'm going to have to mix it with all of these other bottles of possibly liquid explosive, and I'm going to have to dump them all in this trash can... together. Nevermind that the plot specifically mentions mixing chemicals and/or nitroglycerin... which explodes if handled too roughly.

I can't fucking believe I'm flying somewhere tomorrow. I might as well just spread my cheeks now.


Sitting here at home, safe & sound, it took this bald guy 45 seconds to figure out how a nefarious individual might clear an airport terminal, hurt a lot of people, influence the domestic policies of the most powerful nation on the planet & make the national "news" for at least several days.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:20 PM
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1. Wastebaskets of Mass Destruction!!
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:20 PM
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2. What would you propose as an alternative?
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 09:21 PM by tuvor
If nothing else, the benign liquids would dilute any "bad" liquids.

Also, do you figure Scotland Yard is on the take?
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:45 PM
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6. Scotland Yard shot an innocent man in the back
and then tried to claim he was an armed terrorist. I don't think they have a whole helluva lot of credibility.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:50 PM
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7. Not much of a pattern of deceit you're providing there.
More like the exception that proves the rule.
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:54 PM
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8. And a big exception it is.
The British government in in bed with ours, and they're both pushing the same horse shit. Let's see some evidence.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:10 PM
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11. Good evening.
You won't demonstrate any kind of pattern that would support your assertion that Scotland Yard is being deceitful. But one incident, which you're apparently willing to admit is an exception, is proof enough for you that it is.

I'm willing to listen. I know little about most things, and I like to come to DU to learn--but I can't learn from arguments that have pretty much nothing to back them up.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:22 PM
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3. I think the plan was to ingest it before boarding
and then all meet in the crapper to mix it as they peed it out. Boom!
I heard you were up for a full cavity search tomorrow.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:31 PM
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4. Another reason: Pakistan to purchase F-16s from the US
and, also, wasn't Pakistan about to receive nuclear technology from the US?

nice way to help secure those deals by helping to catch these terrorists.

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number6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:40 PM
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5. EXACTLY !!!!
"Sir, I'm going to have to take this bottle of water away from you since it might be a liquid explosive, and I'm going to have to mix it with all of these other bottles of possibly liquid explosive, and I'm going to have to dump them all in this trash can ...""

yea that makes sense doesn't it
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:03 PM
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10. Yep


I've been saying the same thing all day.

Cheers
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colorado thinker Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:57 PM
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9. Well . ,
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 09:58 PM by colorado thinker
I once worked for a high tech manufacturing company that used lots of solvents, etc. in the process. They put the used solvents in big haz mat barrels at the end of each day. One day, some genius dumped a bucket of distilled water in the barrel. They had to evacuate the building, the buildings nearby, and many residences around the perimeter of the company property. Solvents plus distilled water created hydrogen gas . . .

Not to say that this MSM TERRORISTS ARE OUT THERE news orgasm isn't ridiculous, just that we should all have paid closer attention in Chemistry . . .
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