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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:16 PM
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Lounge !!LBN!!-Mysterious BOOMs in Richmond may have been solved
"pressure-producing devices"

http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename...

Investigators trying to unravel the cause of mysterious North Side explosion noises said this afternoon they found several "pressure-producing devices" that could have been used to create the booming heard over the past month.

He ( Richmond Fire Capt. Mike Martin )described the objects found as "sort of an explosive device," but "more of a pressure-producing device." He said the objects are designed to create sound, and "damage if you are close to it." He said it was possible but generally unlikely that the items could be considered lethal.

The pressure-producing devices, he said, would not create "a crater," but rather a "large amount of noise." Asked to describe the devices, Martin said they could be as small as four to five inches in diameter, or up to a foot. He said he knew of no known commercial applications for such equipment.

He indicated the items could have been home-made, but declined to answer further questions about their nature, citing the police investigation.





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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:24 PM
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1. why is it that whenever my hometown makes the news
it's because of some fucked-up thing like this? :shrug:
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:35 PM
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3. welllll we are the capital of the south
chock full of reds

CB
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xpunkisneatx Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:32 PM
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2. They use those here...
To get rid of birds...they put them on the roof at the mall...they make a loud BOOM and all the birdys fly away...
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:38 PM
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4. Really?
More information?
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Goathead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:42 PM
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5. Richmond, CA or Richmond, VA
Edited on Tue Nov-23-04 04:48 PM by Goathead
I didn't know until I saw that picture. That photo could have been taken in 1954. Backwards ass rednecks.(Don't even start with the dissin' the south bullshit, I'm from VA and Richmond is the racists place on the planet)

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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:43 PM
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6. yep
sittin here now

CB
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:45 PM
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8. Apparently they use these things in corn fields too
Edited on Tue Nov-23-04 04:46 PM by underpants
to scare away the birds. My "Mr.Fix it" co-worker told me that as soon as I told him about the information in the post two above yours.

See xpunkisneatx 's post. No one around here figured that out until today.
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:47 PM
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9. I wouldn't say it was the most racist place on the planet...
But describing it as more racist that most places on the planet would be accurate. Both the police and the people are predominantly bigots, it seems.
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:47 PM
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11. easy
are you are gonna piss off two DU'ers.

CB
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:53 PM
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13. ?
huh?
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:54 PM
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15. I know a lot of good people in Richmond
but there are some real freaks also

CB
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:58 PM
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16. Really? You don't say
:bounce:
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:59 PM
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17. and
you freak


CB
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 05:00 PM
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18. Yeah but look what I have figured out how to do
:nuke:
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 05:02 PM
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19. LOL
are you a smiley nazi

and now I am gonna make a run through the ghettos to get home

CB
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 05:40 PM
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20. careful....
I got pulled over in Richmond for Driving While White

in the 'wrong' neighborhood of course :eyes:
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 08:05 PM
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21. I know a lot of good people as well.
Most of them recognize how racist a lot of this city is.

I've had nothing but wonderful experiences with the Richmond police. Of course, I'm white. My black girlfriend, her black friends, and several of my black friends will tell you a completely different story...
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:44 PM
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7. "Pressure Producing Device"
Underpants crockpot chili :D
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:47 PM
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10. ATTENTION: Do NOT use the bathroom on the third floor!
:bounce:

I like to call them "Butt bombs"
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:48 PM
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12. great
now I got to go to 2nd

CB
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 04:54 PM
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14. BOOM
:NUKE:


CB
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