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(CNN)   Russian Penn State student described by one neighbor as "The weirdest individual I've ever met" arrested with bomb making materials in a suitcase   (cnn.com ) divider line
    More: Scary, Russians, Pennsylvania, Vladislav Miftakhov, grow light, Altoona, Pennsylvania State Police  
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2014-01-26 11:00:28 AM  
Penn State?  At least he wasn't butt farking little boys in the shower.
 
2014-01-26 11:04:32 AM  
Chinese potassium perchlorate

Is that different than just regular potassium perchlorate?
 
2014-01-26 11:13:40 AM  

TheHighlandHowler: Chinese potassium perchlorate

Is that different than just regular potassium perchlorate?


It'll get the job done but you're just going to want more in an hour or so.
 
2014-01-26 01:19:54 PM  

Rodeodoc: Penn State?  At least he wasn't butt farking little boys in the shower.


i'm guessing he probs had a huge ass child pr0n collection on his peecee.
 
2014-01-26 01:20:44 PM  
Looks like the NSA spying on all of outrage phone calls is paying off!
 
2014-01-26 01:21:44 PM  
If "risking a catastrophe" is an offense, anyone who has ever voted is guilty.
 
2014-01-26 01:24:21 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Looks like the NSA spying on all of outrage phone calls is paying off!


Exactly!  All you naysayers who reviled against sacrificing your freedoms for security can now eat your words!  If it wasn't for the tireless efforts of the NSA and Department of Homeland Security reading and listening to everything Americans communicate, there would still.....

...wait, what?....

He was turned in by a neighbor for growing 5 marijuana plants?....

...Move along!  Nothing to see here!
 
2014-01-26 01:25:08 PM  
Assuming there's no manifesto or antisocial behavior (beyond being weird), it is possible that he just liked to harmlessly blow shiat up.  That said...the apartment is probably not the best place for bombmaking.
 
2014-01-26 01:25:39 PM  
Is this Russian Bomber thing actually a thing now? I have to be suspicious of Russians now or what?

Come on, Russia, I thought you were cool.
 
2014-01-26 01:26:58 PM  
how he got in my suitcase I'll never know
 
2014-01-26 01:27:31 PM  
Bah - good to be keeping an eye on explosives-obsessed kids, but it sounds like that's all he was. Let him keep it up, and he'll probably be designing weapons for the US in a decade.
 
2014-01-26 01:27:33 PM  
He got arrested while inside a suitcase? If this is the beginning of a larger crackdown on weird street performance art, I'm kind of okay with that.
 
2014-01-26 01:27:38 PM  
Outside Russia, bomb blows up you!
 
2014-01-26 01:31:18 PM  
Snuke?

Seems this is for the history books.
 
2014-01-26 01:36:34 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Chinese potassium perchlorate

Is that different than just regular potassium perchlorate?


It's for male libido enhancement.  That and elk penis.
 
2014-01-26 01:38:45 PM  
Weird ? Whats his Fark handle ?
 
2014-01-26 01:38:56 PM  
Well no wonder.
I looks like he was a big time pot head.

Authorities found five marijuana seedlings and a grow light
 
2014-01-26 01:40:42 PM  
Outrageous! Outlaw bomb making and only criminals will make bombs.
 
2014-01-26 01:43:20 PM  
Nice hair.
 
2014-01-26 01:47:47 PM  
Get ready second and third generation Russians with no tie to the motherland, you gonna get profiled.
 
2014-01-26 01:48:52 PM  
FTFA:
Miftakhov will next appear in court on February 5. He will be assigned a public defender, McMahon said.

Well, have fun in prison the rest of your life.  The gov't is going to bring their "anti-terror" A game.  This guy will be lucky if he doesn't somehow end up in Gitmo.
 
2014-01-26 01:48:53 PM  
Jesus christ... black powder precursors are now a farking WMD?
 
2014-01-26 01:49:57 PM  
Neighbor hasn't met:
www.sandiego.com
 
2014-01-26 01:52:00 PM  

Psylence: Jesus christ... black powder precursors are now a farking WMD?


Why not?  Fertilizer is regulated now as are decongestants, why not black powder?  You know, For The ChildrenTM.
 
2014-01-26 01:52:31 PM  
He was also charged under the sarah mclachlan statutes with Building a Mystery.
 
2014-01-26 01:53:08 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Chinese potassium perchlorate

Is that different than just regular potassium perchlorate?


It has extra lead in it.
 
2014-01-26 01:56:24 PM  
OK. What is  potassium perchlorate ?
 
2014-01-26 01:59:54 PM  
Ill just leave this here. pops
 
2014-01-26 02:04:09 PM  
OK. What is  potassium perchlorate ?

It's what they burn when they can't elect a new pope.
 
2014-01-26 02:05:12 PM  
Also: rocket propellant.  It burns 'up' not 'out'.  It isn't an explosive, it's an oxidizer.
 
2014-01-26 02:08:12 PM  

legion_of_doo: Rodeodoc: Penn State?  At least he wasn't butt farking little boys in the shower.

i'm guessing he probs had a huge ass child pr0n collection on his peecee.


He had a thing for huge ass kids?
 
2014-01-26 02:10:02 PM  
Oh for F's sake, media.. A PIPE BOMB IS NOT A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
 
2014-01-26 02:11:11 PM  
Sure beats the usual "quiet, nice and kept to himself"
 
2014-01-26 02:11:54 PM  
CSB time...

When I was a student at Penn State I was walking to class one day through a very pedestrian-congested area.  I came up to the end of a walkway that I was taking where it T'd off, and the people traffic was going left-right in front of me.  As I was about to make my turn a student-age guy walking with traffic carrying a briefcase set down the briefcase without breaking stride and another student walking the opposite direction picked it up, also without breaking stride and never saying a word, and just kept on going.  Very spy movie-esque.  I always assumed it was a drug deal.  Today, I'm sure, if anyone saw it, it would cause a campus-wide lockdown based on the paranoia.

/CSB
 
2014-01-26 02:12:05 PM  
gets 500,000 dollar bail for sparklers in a briefcase.  Bieber gets 2500 for high drunk and street racing without a license.
 
2014-01-26 02:13:11 PM  

AndreMA: If "risking a catastrophe" is an offense, anyone who has ever voted is guilty.


On multiple counts.
 
2014-01-26 02:16:19 PM  
Police officers were investigating a reported marijuana-growing operation when they discovered a homemade bomb and bomb-making materials in a suitcase

That right there is a perfect summary of the fundamental flaw in American law enforcement.
 
2014-01-26 02:16:35 PM  

Somaticasual: Oh for F's sake, media.. A PIPE BOMB IS NOT A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION.


This. Times 10000000.
 
2014-01-26 02:19:48 PM  
Jeez. I did that kind of stuff all the time when I was a kid. If I'd Been caught it would have been a slap on the wrist. Now you don't see the light of day for the next for the next 20 years. Pretty unfortunate, the terrorists had won.
 
2014-01-26 02:22:43 PM  

Government Fromage: Somaticasual: Oh for F's sake, media.. A PIPE BOMB IS NOT A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION.

This. Times 10000000.


Well, it's a weapon. And it has mass. And it could destroy things. Ergo...
 
2014-01-26 02:23:27 PM  

wax_on: Jeez. I did that kind of stuff all the time when I was a kid. If I'd Been caught it would have been a slap on the wrist. Now you don't see the light of day for the next for the next 20 years. Pretty unfortunate, the terrorists had won.


We used to set off black powder bombs on the roof of our barracks in Hawaii. You could hear them go off all over the base. Not a word was ever said to us about it.
 
2014-01-26 02:23:34 PM  
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2014-01-26 02:32:12 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: wax_on: Jeez. I did that kind of stuff all the time when I was a kid. If I'd Been caught it would have been a slap on the wrist. Now you don't see the light of day for the next for the next 20 years. Pretty unfortunate, the terrorists had won.

We used to set off black powder bombs on the roof of our barracks in Hawaii. You could hear them go off all over the base. Not a word was ever said to us about it.


Yup, people just though " those damn kids." Our dad was the one who bought us the black powder and pipe fitting to make bombs. In his day they used to steal sticks of dynamite from miners and throw them into the canal that was taking water from AZ to CA.
 
2014-01-26 02:32:32 PM  
We're still setting up Russian students as patsies? I thought that got played out after Boston.
 
2014-01-26 02:34:21 PM  

Somaticasual: Oh for F's sake, media.. A PIPE BOMB IS NOT A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION.


Who said anything about a pipe bomb?

If you were experimenting with bomb material, wouldn't you do scaled blasts before settling on your device amount?

Was that the case here?  We don't know, and that's the point.
 
2014-01-26 02:39:54 PM  

belhade: We're still setting up Russian students as patsies? I thought that got played out after Boston.


Now this is trolling in a f*cking tuxedo.
 
2014-01-26 02:48:13 PM  
<CSB>
I had some Russian neighbors in college. Everytime they had a house party, they would roll a hollowed-out grenade into the room with the keg, scream "Grenade!" and run away screaming. Very traumatic if you're not expecting it.
</CSB>
 
2014-01-26 02:48:24 PM  

Somaticasual: Oh for F's sake, media.. A PIPE BOMB IS NOT A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION.


Wait till a kid gets busted with fireworks and its labeled as a potential WMD.   Im betting it will happen.
 
2014-01-26 02:51:43 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: Somaticasual: Oh for F's sake, media.. A PIPE BOMB IS NOT A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION.

Who said anything about a pipe bomb?

If you were experimenting with bomb material, wouldn't you do scaled blasts before settling on your device amount?

Was that the case here?  We don't know, and that's the point.


The assumption was made based on : less than 5lbs of explosive, and they had fuses. Whether or not they're actually in a pipe is unknown, but that's a quantity that only supports a device of that size.  In any case, it's not a weapon of mass destruction.
 
2014-01-26 03:03:03 PM  

JorgiX: Get ready second and third generation Russians with no tie to the motherland, you gonna get profiled.


Ha. Yeah, I love it when things like this happen the day before my Russian citizen husband and now US permanent resident flies back to the US from Russia. Here's hoping I don't have to wait an extra hour at the airport waiting for him to clear customs.
 
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