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(Des Moines Register)   Hazmat team sent to investigate a suspicious substance in a can of Campbell's Soup. "It was salt."   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 49
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2009-02-11 10:30:41 AM
Salt?? I would have guessed flavor.
 
2009-02-11 10:35:45 AM
Proud2B_American: Salt?? I would have guessed flavor.

You mean MSG. It is easy to get the two confused.
 
2009-02-11 10:42:02 AM
I'm surprised when I find soup in my can of Campbell's Salt.
 
2009-02-11 10:43:18 AM
FTFA: "The police report did not specify the flavor of soup."

I'm gonna guess Hypertension and Noodles.
 
2009-02-11 10:44:48 AM
We may still have a case.

Was it a salt with intent to harm?
 
2009-02-11 10:47:23 AM
Zhere ver drei soup cans valking on der Strasse.
 
2009-02-11 10:55:03 AM
Seeing as most North Americans have high blood pressure, this indeed is a terrorist attack!
 
2009-02-11 11:02:36 AM
filmwad.com
 
2009-02-11 12:01:29 PM
PacManDreaming: FTFA: "The police report did not specify the flavor of soup."

I'm gonna guess Hypertension and Noodles.


Hahah. Yes, that.
/ate some really salty navy bean soup yesterday
//it must have been Campbell's.
 
2009-02-11 02:18:46 PM
The terrorist having decided to be more low key are hoping to kill everyone by giving them HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
 
2009-02-11 02:18:52 PM
I'd have to say I'd be a bit worried too if I opened a can of soup and it had a white powder in it instead.

It's not like it had a bit of salt floating in the soup, it was solid salt from what the article indicated...
 
2009-02-11 02:19:09 PM
Sure, canned soup is salty.

But nothing compares to waking up at 2am and having to guzzle a gallon of water after Pizza Hut.
 
2009-02-11 02:19:41 PM
If I found that can, I would have picked it up and thrown it in the trash.
 
2009-02-11 02:20:18 PM
And that is definitely not chicken in the chicken noodle soup. The only Campbell's I will eat is the tomato. Nothing beats that with a grilled cheese....
 
2009-02-11 02:20:37 PM
Campebell soup comes in different flavors? I don't believe it

Although the select is pretty decent.

Especially the potato.
 
2009-02-11 02:21:36 PM
Snails heard reacting with shock and horror at this latest terrist development.
 
2009-02-11 02:21:37 PM
Between this and the toilet "bomb" from yesterday, Des Moines is clearly a dangerous place.
 
2009-02-11 02:22:46 PM
FARK SALT!!!!
Bob Saget!!!1!
 
2009-02-11 02:27:48 PM
Why is that amusing? If it was Anthrax or something virulent it wouldn't be very amusing, now would it Subtard?
 
2009-02-11 02:29:52 PM
URAPNIS: If I found that can, I would have picked it up and thrown it in the trash.

THIS! Jesus people, the boogie man is not out to get you. Just throw it in the trash and kiss your $1.19 goodbye.
 
2009-02-11 02:35:59 PM
Joystk, is that the ShamWow guy in about 20 years?

/Vince
//you're gonna love his nuts!
 
2009-02-11 02:40:13 PM
swaxhog: URAPNIS: If I found that can, I would have picked it up and thrown it in the trash.

THIS! Jesus people, the boogie man is not out to get you. Just throw it in the trash and kiss your $1.19 goodbye.


While normally I agree with this sentiment, if I opened a can of soup, and it was a solid mass of white crystal from top to bottom, I would be a little disconcerted.
 
2009-02-11 02:42:04 PM
PunkTiger: Joystk, is that the ShamWow guy in about 20 years?

/Vince
//you're gonna love his nuts!


It's Bruce Campbell, hail to the chief, baby.
 
2009-02-11 02:42:36 PM
PunkTiger: Joystk, is that the ShamWow guy in about 20 years?

/Vince
//you're gonna love his nuts!


You bastard!!
 
2009-02-11 02:47:48 PM
The English Major: Between this and the toilet "bomb" from yesterday, Des Moines is clearly a dangerous place.

In Des Moines, kick, replies, etc.
 
2009-02-11 02:49:50 PM
tbell83: PunkTiger: Joystk, is that the ShamWow guy in about 20 years?

/Vince
//you're gonna love his nuts!

It's Bruce Campbell, hail to the chief, baby.


King, hail to the king.

/my bad
 
2009-02-11 02:50:04 PM
When I feel like soup, I usually make my own. When I feel like salt, I'll eat a jar of pepperoncinis. Man, I love those things.
 
2009-02-11 02:51:49 PM
Ringtailed79: Why is that amusing? If it was Anthrax or something virulent it wouldn't be very amusing, now would it Subtard?

What's amusing is all of you poor little scared kids.
Suddenly every white substance on the planet is anthrax.
Every light bright set or unmarked box is a bomb.
You would think after the 1234123421341234th false alarm people would calm the fark down already.

The terrorists won long ago, because you fracking people are terrified of life now.
 
2009-02-11 02:56:04 PM
Why is that amusing? If it was Anthrax or something virulent it wouldn't be very amusing, now would it Subtard?...

But it wasn't. If only there was some other way to tell this was salt before calling in HAZMAT...

The "OMG CALL HAZMAT" response is what a terrorist would have wanted. Killing through creative methods is the means to that end. This may sound really odd, but while yes they kill often, I believe they're not necessarily out to kill people all the time. They're out to SCARE the CRAP out of them on a regular basis...without the necessity of a threat.

In your post, you are reflecting exactly the desired product of their actions. Congratulations, based on this you're one of their victims.
 
2009-02-11 02:56:27 PM
ReverendJasen: Ringtailed79: Why is that amusing? If it was Anthrax or something virulent it wouldn't be very amusing, now would it Subtard?

What's amusing is all of you poor little scared kids.
Suddenly every white substance on the planet is anthrax.
Every light bright set or unmarked box is a bomb.
You would think after the 1234123421341234th false alarm people would calm the fark down already.

The terrorists won long ago, because you fracking people are terrified of life now.


Ah forget that. I smoke anthrax daily, while jogging uphill in both directions to work.

/not really
//not picky about food or panicky

Once, I called the police to tell them about some bag with a blinking light left under an overpass (on my drive home) and tried to make damn clear that it wasn't a terror threat. It's not just the new generation that's stupid, it's the police too. They tried to ask like 8 times "Is that an explosive??" I'm like no, it's just a freakin bag full of crap.

/it was one of those little flashing light things they put on top of the roadblocks
 
2009-02-11 02:57:25 PM
I like the way you said it better ReverendJasen.

*shakes unintimidated fist*
 
2009-02-11 03:01:54 PM
"It was salt."

Spoiler alert, jeez!
 
2009-02-11 03:07:11 PM
I can't stand canned soup anymore because of the salt content. Tastes like emptying a salt shaker into a bowl and adding a couple drops of broth.

I say we must panic at the sight of all things we can't immediately identify on sight. I feel so much safer that way.
 
2009-02-11 03:07:33 PM
i39.photobucket.com

You might say the secret ingredient is salt!
 
2009-02-11 03:15:39 PM
"The police report did not specify the flavor of soup."

Are there any journalism people here that would care to tell me how you people decide what information to include in articles and what information to leave out?
 
2009-02-11 03:15:43 PM
Back in the good old days, you would send someone an envelope of talcum powder as a practical joke. The recipient would tear off one ends, as was the custom of the day, and blow inside to expanded the envelope and allow easy removal of the contents. Of course, they'd get a face full of powder and we'd all have a good laugh. These days, that stunt will get you thrown in prison. Hell, licking an envelope to seal it conceivable opens you up to charges of bioterrorism.
 
2009-02-11 03:20:18 PM
ReverendJasen: Ringtailed79: Why is that amusing? If it was Anthrax or something virulent it wouldn't be very amusing, now would it Subtard?

What's amusing is all of you poor little scared kids.
Suddenly every white substance on the planet is anthrax.
Every light bright set or unmarked box is a bomb.
You would think after the 1234123421341234th false alarm people would calm the fark down already.

The terrorists won long ago, because you fracking people are terrified of life now.


It's not that we are terrified of life. It's that we are terrified of death, especially painful death. We have the burden of knowledge now, that wasn't there before.

You point a gun at somebody who doesn't know what a gun is, they won't care. VERY BIG difference when you point it at somebody who does know.

Now you are dealing with the same effect that drives lotteries around the world. Despite the incredible small odds of anything like a terrorist attack happening to any one individual, there is still a chance, and that chance gets magnified in the mind of the individual. The sort of, "If it has happened to anybody, it can happen to me."
 
2009-02-11 03:21:13 PM
The Icelander: I'm surprised when I find soup in my can of Campbell's Salt.

Esta.

They grossly violate my baseline ratio of 1 to 1 calories to sodium. They're about as bad as top ramens.
 
2009-02-11 03:22:02 PM
IonBeam2: "The police report did not specify the flavor of soup."

Are there any journalism people here that would care to tell me how you people decide what information to include in articles and what information to leave out?


Probably stemmed from all the calls asking about the flavor of soup so callers could determine whether or not they happened to inadvertently buy such an article. It might be worth something on E-Bay.
 
2009-02-11 03:24:17 PM
tbell83: tbell83: PunkTiger: Joystk, is that the ShamWow guy in about 20 years?

/Vince
//you're gonna love his nuts!

It's Bruce Campbell, hail to the chief, baby.

King, hail to the king.

/my bad


Groovy!
 
2009-02-11 03:28:11 PM
www.irememberjfk.com

TERRORIST!
 
2009-02-11 03:37:09 PM
xpigs.files.wordpress.com

Does not approve
 
2009-02-11 03:37:19 PM
www.whokilledbambi.co.uk

\Now he's wanted on salt charges.
\\SILENCE!!
 
2009-02-11 03:40:54 PM
I like the taste of taste:
Link (new window)
 
2009-02-11 03:43:41 PM
So did they make margaritas?

Lookin' for my lost can of salt
Some people claim that there's a terrorist to blame
But I know, it's all Campbell's fault

/salt salt salt
 
2009-02-11 04:00:24 PM
brap: We may still have a case.

Was it a salt with intent to harm?


In Campbell's Soup? Shiat, that was intent to commit murder with special circumstances.
 
2009-02-11 04:04:40 PM
CornFedIowan
The English Major: Between this and the toilet "bomb" from yesterday, Des Moines is clearly a dangerous place.

In Des Moines, kick, replies, etc.


One of my friends from college is a police officer in West Des Moines; I hear lots of fun stories every once in awhile. I talked to him last night about the ballcock bomb incident, and now it looks like I'll have to see if they're gonna ban soup in Des Moines.

In fact, I was just in Des Moines last Friday for a conference; great place to visit.
 
2009-02-11 04:12:32 PM
Come on, where's the playup on this chemical? If we could make the Dihydrogen Monoxide joke for water, surely we could crank it up for this sucker.

HAZMAT crews found it to be a white crystalline substance composed of sodium and chlorine. Sodium reacts violently and explosively to contact with any water, including that in the air, and chlorine was one of the first chemicals used as poison gas during the trench warfare of the first World War. Combined, they form a substance which has been known to quickly destroy many metals, and has been directly implicated in countless deaths across the country.
 
2009-02-11 04:14:12 PM
The English Major: ballcock bomb incident
*crosses legs and winces* there's an unfortunate name.
 
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