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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:08 PM
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Port terminal evacuated over possible bomb - Seattle
Edited on Wed Aug-16-06 04:09 PM by opiate69
Bomb squads are responding to Terminal 18 on Seattle's waterfront after a canine bomb team found possible explosives in a container, the Coast Guard said this afternoon.

Mike Milne, spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, said "a couple of (cargo) containers were set aside for standard exam'' and a CBP dog trained to detect explosives "alerted on it.''

CBP followed standard protocols and summoned the Port of Seattle Police bomb squad "to see if there is a threat.''


The container was supposed to hold oily rags but inspectors found objects that were not on the inventory. U.S. Customs and Border Protection then sent in its bomb team.


http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/281443_terminal17ww.html
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:09 PM
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1. a container full of oily rags? spontaneous combustion in a box!
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:17 PM
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5. Yep, we Seattleites can't get enough of those oily rags!
it's for the lutefisk. this is the city that arrested a local artist for parking his art car downtown, with a giant fiberglass heart in the back and a bumper sticker that said 'da bomb'. Coincidently occuring the very afertnoon the police department was denied it's request for a very expensive bomb robot.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:59 PM
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26. A Boxfull of Dirty rags
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:11 PM
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2. 20 Bucks Says There's A Hot Dog Stand Nearby....
I bet the dog smelled some burgers grilling at a nearby McDonald's.

We've become such a fucking paranoid bunch of loonies, it's sometimes fun to watch us run around with insane paranoia.
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:12 PM
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3. A cargo container full of oily rags???? For Arson R Us?
Why the hell would anyone import (or export) a container full of oily rags?
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:21 PM
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8. I would guess for cleaning and resale...
There are companies which will clean the rags (since disposal is highly regulated) and resell them as shop rags.. you'd probably be surprised what kind of materials flow through the salvage industry.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:43 PM
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9. indeed... I work for a shipping company, we move these things all the time
it counts as hazardous material, but they get cleaned and re-sold, or safely disposed-of, one or the other
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:16 PM
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4. Gatorade bottle
full of piss.
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:18 PM
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6. Terminal 18 or Hanger 18?
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:21 PM
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7. Man, they are working this terrorist shit hard this week.
they must really be worried about november...good, the scum suckers.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:01 PM
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18. get used to it
3 in a week by my count.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:43 PM
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24. Really, wasn't there a report recently that >90% of cargo is uninspected?
So, voila!...possible bomb found in port terminal!

Right on cue!!!
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 05:23 PM
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10. The dogs smelled.....
BULLSHIT! And they called it too.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 05:27 PM
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11. The dog smelled somebody's ass and mistook it for a bomb.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 05:57 PM
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12. (Seattle) Port terminal evacuated over possible bomb
Bomb squads are responding to Terminal 18 on Seattle's waterfront after a canine bomb team found possible explosives in a container, the Coast Guard said this afternoon.

Mike Milne, spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service, said "a couple of (cargo) containers were set aside for standard exam'' and a CBP dog trained to detect explosives "alerted on it.''

CBP followed standard protocols and summoned the Port of Seattle Police bomb squad "to see if there is a threat.''

The container was supposed to hold oily rags but inspectors found objects that were not on the inventory. U.S. Customs and Border Protection then sent in its bomb team.


The full article is available at: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/281443_terminal17ww.html
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 05:57 PM
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13. ahem..
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 05:57 PM
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14. Sorry, I did check
:cry:
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 05:57 PM
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15. 'Tis all good...
however, I so rarely actually manage to get any threads started in this forum, I figured I'd better flip you a little shit.... (kinda a little worried about traffic though.. my band is playing Studio Seven tonight, which looks like it's just a half-mile from there...)
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 05:57 PM
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16. Out of curiousity
whay music do you play ? Music is far better shit than bombs. :)
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 06:19 PM
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29. We're pretty much radio-ready hard rock/metal...
you can check us out on myspace if you're interested.. the link's in my signature..
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 10:58 PM
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30. I only just found this
- thread had been moved. I'll check it out tomorrow. Thanks.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 05:59 PM
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17. Kerry was all over this issue during the campaign. Are we safer now?
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:07 PM
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19. We were just down not far from there
I was wondering what all the activity was all about.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:12 PM
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20. The "objects" were probably a couple of stowaway cats! Terra! Terra!
.
.
.

sheesh . . .

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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:38 PM
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21. Already a bust`
CNN reporting no explosives or suspicious items were found.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:11 PM
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22. Snakes In A Container!!!
Edited on Wed Aug-16-06 07:12 PM by regnaD kciN
:eyes:

(What a way to hit my 8,000th post! :party: )

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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:28 PM
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23. congrats!
:P
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GregW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:53 PM
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25. I'm sure glad we have a missile defense shield...
I mean, if something in one of the shipping containers were to release a balloon, and the balloon had a transponder, then we could use a missile to shoot it down.

Some of the time.
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 08:21 PM
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27. oily rags ???!!!!!
for shipment on an AIRLINER ??????? what madness is that? we've been told since grade school oily rags are a combustion hazard and they are putting them on planes???
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 11:22 PM
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28. Expect a lot of "terra" alerts until after the election
Just like 2004.
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