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(Gwinnett Daily Post)   Trying to convince the police that your shrapnel-filled bomb was for goofing off in your back yard ranks somewhere a little bit above "No occifer I wasn't drinking."   (gwinnettdailypost.com ) divider line
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2010-05-07 11:00:08 AM  
Perfectly valid explanation. That's what all my bombs were for.

/Kinda glad that I grew outa that phase.
//Still have all my fingers.
 
2010-05-07 12:01:16 PM  
The right to a terrorist plot:
Don't know if you've got it or not?
If planning on violence,
The right to your silence
IS one of the rights that you've got.
 
2010-05-07 12:25:33 PM  
Wtf is wrong with these people?

If I'm going to set off explosives in my backyard, I don't carry them around anywhere BUT the backyard, and I don't stockpile ingredients!

If I'm angry at [random people], I write letters, phone radio stations, make badly spelled signs and grumble at family dinners. The first thing on my mind is NEVER an explosive device. Geeze.

(And nice to see you back, MaxxLarge)
 
2010-05-07 12:27:38 PM  
FTFA: "No evidence indicates the suspects had any involvement with domestic terrorism"

You mean aside from the bombs, bomb making supplies, and shrapnel in tubes for the bombs?

If you're a sophomoric idiot and want to create a big boom in your backyard, you don't need shrapnel.
 
2010-05-07 12:27:41 PM  
I'm not as think as you drunk I am.
 
2010-05-07 12:28:37 PM  
They were fishin'. That's all.
 
2010-05-07 12:30:29 PM  
"Manufacturing or possessing any type of destructive device is illegal in Georgia."

If true, that's casting a rather wide net, one would think.
 
2010-05-07 12:31:40 PM  
i.imgur.com

What seems to be the officer, problem?
 
2010-05-07 12:34:07 PM  

IkonOlator: FTFA: "No evidence indicates the suspects had any involvement with domestic terrorism"

You mean aside from the bombs, bomb making supplies, and shrapnel in tubes for the bombs?

If you're a sophomoric idiot and want to create a big boom in your backyard, you don't need shrapnel.


Agreed. I blew lots of little craters in my yard throughout high school. Also popped trash cans, made various flammable compounds, fun stuff. Never, ever thought about adding little shards of molten metal to any of it. Shrapnel is for killing not for fun
 
2010-05-07 12:35:16 PM  

IkonOlator: FTFA: "No evidence indicates the suspects had any involvement with domestic terrorism"

You mean aside from the bombs, bomb making supplies, and shrapnel in tubes for the bombs?


Dude - that stuff is just evidence that they were making bombs. We're talking abouyt evidence that they were terrorists.

Just look at the names - Phillip Duncan, Michael Brewer, Shirley Maddox, William Parten. Not a Mohammed or Muhammad in the bunch. Probably all white, and all Christian as well, with a pretty high likelihood that they're also all conservative republicans. Thus it is unequivocally clear that they're not terrorists, but are actually just good patriotic Americans who perhaps stepped slightly over the line in their funnin'

But that's way too many words, easier to just say "No evidence indicates the suspects had any involvement with domestic terrorism"
 
2010-05-07 12:35:54 PM  
c'mon, its just goofing around, hes just following the recipe
 
2010-05-07 12:39:40 PM  

yoohoo52: c'mon, its just goofing around, hes just following the recipe


www.keepshooting.com
 
2010-05-07 12:40:17 PM  

Aidan: If I'm going to set off explosives in my backyard, I don't carry them around anywhere BUT the backyard, and I don't stockpile ingredients!


Some of us don't have a big enough back yard and need to go to the local abandoned gravel pit to blow stuff up.
 
2010-05-07 12:40:41 PM  
To be fair, we used to blow up a lot of stuff, but we never wanted anybody in the middle of it. Maybe GI Joe or Ken.
 
2010-05-07 12:42:04 PM  
I hesitated about posting on this thread because it may put me on a list somewhere but then I figured...what the hell...I am likely already on a list somewhere.

There was a time when people who lived in the country did buy, build and possess explosives and materials like black powder to do things like remove stumps or just for fun. Blowing stuff up can be fun after all.

I remember watching the neighbor blow up stumps when he was clearing land when I was a kid. We'd go down to stand on a hillside, watch the explosion and cheer. When old buildings are demo'd crowds show up to watch and the footage often ends up on tv. Fifteen years ago we were blowing things up here like pumpkins and that pesky old CPU that kept making me mad. I wouldn't dream of doing that now.

Were these people criminals? I suppose. What was their true intent? Absent other evidence can we say? Are these people stupid? My guess would be yes. Is everyone who likes to see things blow up a criminal? Nope
 
2010-05-07 12:42:35 PM  

Crosshair: Aidan: If I'm going to set off explosives in my backyard, I don't carry them around anywhere BUT the backyard, and I don't stockpile ingredients!

Some of us don't have a big enough back yard and need to go to the local abandoned gravel pit to blow stuff up.


That's a shame. Backyard explosives are a cross-disciplinary learning experience. Every child should get a chance to participate (using safety precautions).

/I think I'm kidding, but now I'm not sure :)
 
2010-05-07 12:42:43 PM  
www.ajc.com

The AJC version had this helpful pic. I recognize Early, Granny, and Rusty.
 
2010-05-07 12:46:54 PM  
Hypothetically, you could take a 35mm film container, some black powder and a fuse to make a hypothetical explosive device.
 
2010-05-07 12:49:34 PM  
I can show you how to make a bomb out of a stick'a dynamite and a toilet paper tube.
 
2010-05-07 12:51:25 PM  

priapic_abandon: Hypothetically, you could take a 35mm film container, some black powder and a fuse to make a hypothetical explosive device.


Or baking soda and vinegar.
 
2010-05-07 12:54:21 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Wanted for questioning
 
2010-05-07 12:55:38 PM  

Another Government Employee: priapic_abandon: Hypothetically, you could take a 35mm film container, some black powder and a fuse to make a hypothetical explosive device.

Or baking soda and vinegar.


Mentos and Diet Coke!
 
2010-05-07 01:00:03 PM  

priapic_abandon: Hypothetically, you could take a 35mm film container, some black powder and a fuse to make a hypothetical explosive device.


There's nothing hypothetical about it. I've done it.

It's a lot safer for launching tennis balls across an 80-acre field than the Oxy-acetelene mixture my grandpa preferred.

The dogs didn't care how the ball got launched, as long as they got to chase it.
 
2010-05-07 01:01:31 PM  

JonnyBGoode: Wanted for questioning


Nice!

/REAL good!
 
2010-05-07 01:02:22 PM  

Crosshair: Perfectly valid explanation. That's what all my bombs were for.

/Kinda glad that I grew outa that phase.
//Still have all my fingers.


Pretty much this. I thought it was perfectly normal to build and detonate explosives out in the woods until I got out into the real world.

Honestly, we're way too sensitive about this kind of stuff. For instance:

...investigators found a crate containing black powder...Elsewhere were boxes of screws and drill bits authorities believe were packed into the dynamite-like cylinders as shrapnel

Really? There were tiny objects of some sort in the vicinity of black powder, so it must be shrapnel? Ever thought of just packing rocks into the the device? Do I need to clear my property of very small rocks before I store black powder?
 
2010-05-07 01:03:19 PM  

Rapmaster2000: The AJC version had this helpful pic. I recognize Early, Granny, and Rusty.


Heh, just realized this was in Gwinnett. Thankfully when it's a bunch of teenagers the cops don't mind as much (or at least they didn't in '97, probably a different story now)
 
2010-05-07 01:07:42 PM  
Apparently, you can tell that the NY Times bomber wasn't a 'Real American'(or a Farker) because he couldn't successfully build an explosive device despite having three propane tanks, two gas cans, and a bunch of fireworks. I'm guessing half the people here could do better than he did with nothing more than the crap under their kitchen sink.
 
2010-05-07 01:16:52 PM  

IkonOlator: FTFA: "No evidence indicates the suspects had any involvement with domestic terrorism"

You mean aside from the bombs, bomb making supplies, and shrapnel in tubes for the bombs?

If you're a sophomoric idiot and want to create a big boom in your backyard, you don't need shrapnel.


Packing peanuts.

/Shrapnel of Kings
//and by kings I mean teenagers who want a visual representation of their boom after the fact
 
2010-05-07 01:18:57 PM  
FTA:
and sodium used as an oxidizing component in explosives.

Sodium as an oxidizing agent? WTF? Any fark chemists (or explosive experts) know what the article is trying to say?
 
2010-05-07 01:19:04 PM  

Talondel: Apparently, you can tell that the NY Times bomber wasn't a 'Real American'(or a Farker) because he couldn't successfully build an explosive device despite having three propane tanks, two gas cans, and a bunch of fireworks. I'm guessing half the people here could do better than he did with nothing more than the crap under their kitchen sink.


In fairness, 'under my sink' is where I keep my nitroglycerine and ANFO.

/if the FBI is listening, that was a joke. I don't actually keep it under the sink.
 
2010-05-07 01:20:12 PM  
I'm not so bomb as you drunk I am
 
2010-05-07 01:26:43 PM  

rwfan: FTA:
and sodium used as an oxidizing component in explosives.

Sodium as an oxidizing agent? WTF? Any fark chemists (or explosive experts) know what the article is trying to say?


musta meant sodium nitrate.
 
2010-05-07 01:31:25 PM  
I remember those days as well.. fun fun..

Crosshair: Perfectly valid explanation. That's what all my bombs were for.

/Kinda glad that I grew outa that phase.
//Still have all my fingers.

 
2010-05-07 01:34:44 PM  
rwfan, pure sodium is actually extremely reactive, and can explode on contact with water. The crap is actually very dangerous to keep around in any real quantity, should be in sealed drums. They could have gone with plastic explosives out of potassium chlorate, but that's pretty technical and takes some caution. Me and some friends did it when I was a kid, prolly lucky we kept all of our fingers and toes.
 
2010-05-07 01:39:29 PM  

rwfan: musta meant sodium nitrate.


Possible. But that's plain stoopid. NaNO3 is way too hygroscopic. I used KNO3 for that.

/Or KClO4 ...
//Be careful if you use that shiat
///Knows a guy who lost two fingers while "playing"
 
2010-05-07 01:45:12 PM  

hairywoogit: rwfan, pure sodium is actually extremely reactive, and can explode on contact with water.


Yes, but it's not an oxidizing agent. It's a strong reducing agent.

The crap is actually very dangerous to keep around in any real quantity, should be in sealed drums.

You can safety store small amounts in kerosine or paraffin filled bottles.

/Still owns some pieces of Na
 
2010-05-07 01:55:02 PM  
t = l

/I blame cider for that typo
 
2010-05-07 02:24:44 PM  
The piano has been drinking
The piano has been drinking
Not me, not me, not me
 
2010-05-07 02:27:23 PM  
No coolface/trollface comic?

Leaving dissatisfied.
 
2010-05-07 02:43:35 PM  
Rico approves

/ Kaboom?
// came for this, and hadda do it meself...
 
2010-05-07 02:54:30 PM  
Buncha rednecks in a small GA town? I have no problem believing they are telling the truth.

Used to know a guy who'd pack black powder in the plastic tubes that Lifesavers Holes used to come in, wrap them tightly in several layers of duct tape and stick a fuse in the end.
 
2010-05-07 02:55:27 PM  
if anyone at any point uttered "hold my beer" i totally believe them
 
2010-05-07 03:00:12 PM  
Where DID I put that Illudium Pu38 modulator. It's supposed be giving me an earth shattering KABOOM.
 
2010-05-07 05:45:46 PM  

asciibaron: if anyone at any point uttered "hold my beer" i totally believe them


given the mugshots Rapmaster2000 posted i be surprised if they didn't say that. and i'm leaning toward believing them even before seeing the picture.
 
2010-05-07 06:12:45 PM  
Anyone older than 30 laughs at this. We all did this when we were kids, that was before OKC and 9/11

Lucky to have all my fingers and no holes in my body from lawn darts or broken legs from jumping over the roof of the house, onto the trampoline, and over the neghbors chain link fence.

Our kids are never going to have any imagination, think about all the fun they are missing out on.
 
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