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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:43 PM
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Bomb, times square now msnbc
tune in
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:44 PM
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1. They've found a van I think it is with a crude bomb
in times square happening now
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:53 PM
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7. There is a description out there
"explosives, gasoline, propane and burned wires" were found in the the car, a Nissan Pathfinder. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/suv-in-times-... /

Information is sketchy at this point, the rumor mill is working overtime and the cops are not talking.

Somebody was seen parking the thing and running away, the only description I've seen is "a male."

This one is going to be fascinating to follow.

It wasn't al Qaeda. They'd have stuck around to make sure it detonated.
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 12:08 AM
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20. You were exactly right, madokie.
That is what the NYPD has reported: "crude car bomb". Likely "Homegrown extremists."
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:44 PM
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2. uh-oh
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:46 PM
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4. big uh-oh
this is what the right wing has been trying to stir up
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:54 PM
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8. brian williams saying NO ONE knows anything...meanwhile the speculation is rampant
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:55 PM
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10. No one is releasing any info it seems , something is cooking n/t
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 11:02 PM
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12. They're all trying their best to play this down
scared to death it is a homegrown terrorist who has been taking the hate radio, palins, rush, beck hanity ann the whore and any number of other assholes egging someone on to do something serious. Trying to blame it on al Queda, pig headed fuckers here on the teevee right now talking shit
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 11:19 PM
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16. doing the al qaeda shuffle
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:45 PM
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3. Thanks, madokie. If this turns out to be what they think it is, props to
whoever realized what this could be. On guard, always, sadly.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:47 PM
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5. This is what the becks, rushes, fox news etc
have been trying to make happen in so many ways
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:50 PM
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6. thanks
http://www.justin.tv/rockinroosters#r=IxeocSE~

I see someone's still streaming it at justintv
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:54 PM
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9. AP link:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/sns-ap-us-times-square...


NEW YORK (AP) Pedestrians were barred from parts of New York City's Times Square as police closed streets to investigate a car that has been "deemed suspicious."

Police said Saturday the bomb squad was investigating the contents of the car on 45th Street. They say the block was closed between Seventh and Eighth avenues as a precaution.

Paul Bresson, head of the FBI's public affairs office at bureau headquarters in Washington, said agents are on the scene with the New York Police Department and that the matter is being taken seriously.

A senior Obama administration official said a Nissan Pathfinder was found with a suspicious package, but officials are not yet sure whether it was a bomb. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official wasn't authorized to speak on the matter.
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:59 PM
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11. Failed explosives.

Times Square evacuation was for failed explosive device
Dark-coloured SUV, which triggered the evacuation was found to contain explosives, an official revealed.

The dark-colored sports utility vehicle which triggered the evacuation of Times Square on Saturday night was found to contain explosives, gasoline, propane and burned wires, a New York Fire Department officer told Reuters.

The officer, who did not give his name because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said a man was seen fleeing the car and police had protectively evacuated several blocks around the popular tourist area in the center of Manhattan in case there were other devices.

The officer said law enforcement at the scene of the sports utility vehicle -- which was smoking and from which popping sounds were heard earlier -- were treating the vehicle as a "failed device."

http://www.business24-7.ae/news/americas/times-square-e...
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 11:03 PM
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13. thanks
dickheads on teevee are scared to death it is a homegrown terrorist
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 11:14 PM
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14. That Seems The Best Bet at This Point, Sir
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 11:28 PM
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17. It reeks of right wing extremism
I doubt that a foreign group is behind this from the sounds of what they;re saying on msnbe altho these guys are trying to paint this as something when they should only be telling us what is going on. Takes the same amount of time to tell us the truth as to blow smoke up or ass and shine mirrors screaming look over there. Our press sucks bigtime
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 11:16 PM
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15. CBS says there was reportedly a timing device
along with the propane and some sort of powder.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/05/01/national/main...
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 11:43 PM
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18. NYDaily news has a few more details:


Two female cops patrolling the area noticed a man fumbling with something in the back of a Nissan SUV parked on the southwest corner of 45th St. and Broadway about 7 p.m. The man saw the officers looking and took off running.

The two cops went to the car and saw smoke, clusters of canisters and heard something fizzing, a source said. The quick-acting cops called for backup, and the bomb squad was on the way as the Crossroads of the World was evacuated.

"It looks as if the perp was trying to light it up, and was interrupted by the cops, panicked and took off," a law enforcement source said.

"It looked like someone tried to detonate it and we got to it in time," another source said. "This is a big deal. It has the makings of a real car bomb."

The bomb squad used a robot to get inside the car and found gasoline, gun powder, propane tanks, electrical wiring and a possible detonating device with a clock attached, sources said.

Wires led from the device to the ground outside the car, and may have been connected somehow to the Marriott Marquis, a high-ranking police source said. The huge hotel was evacuated during the melee along with most Broadway shows.

Cops closed a huge chunk of Times Square from 43rd St. to 49th Sts. on Seventh Ave. and all of 45th St. from Seventh Ave. to Eighth Ave. Police were pulling video footage from a number of security cameras around the area.

Police said the blue Pathfinder appeared to be stolen and had bogus license plates. The man fumbling with the device vanished into the crowd and has not been found.



http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/05/01/2010-05-...
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 11:49 PM
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19. Per MSNBC, people not allowed back to their hotel rooms
and they will not be refunded $$. So....where exactly are these people supposed to spend the night?
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 12:30 AM
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21. I would go to the police station and crash there.
or let them figure out where to put me.
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