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(The Intercept)   While we were agonizing over Las Vegas last week, there was an attempted airport bombing in North Carolina   ( theintercept.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Improvised explosive device, Michael Christopher Estes, Explosive material, Asheville Regional Airport, Bomb, Explosive weapons, Terrorism, Asheville, North Carolina  
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5 days ago  
Holy shait!
 
5 days ago  
So we're not the only ones to determine that the security lines at airports can be an easy target?
 
5 days ago  
FTA: When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently.

Um, no. Doesn't work that way.
 
5 days ago  
Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?
 
5 days ago  

Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?


Is he?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-man-left-jar-filled-with-explosive-c​h​emicals-nails-at-north-carolina-airport/

"Jail records list him as a 46-year-old Native American."
 
5 days ago  
Let me guess: Not the right religion and not enough skin pigmentation. *checks article* Yup, that's a bingo.
 
5 days ago  

Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?


Obviously. That's why they aren't using the T-word.

img.fark.net
 
5 days ago  
Send him to Gitmo.
 
5 days ago  

beer4breakfast: Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?

Is he?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-man-left-jar-filled-with-explosive-ch​emicals-nails-at-north-carolina-airport/

"Jail records list him as a 46-year-old Native American."


He looks pretty white.  Is he 1/16 or 1/32 Native American?  What's the qualifying proportion these days?
 
5 days ago  

beer4breakfast: Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?
Is he?
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-man-left-jar-filled-with-explosive-ch​emicals-nails-at-north-carolina-airport/
"Jail records list him as a 46-year-old Native American."


Damn. Those Native American's need to be vetted better before we let them into our count...um...nevermind.
 
5 days ago  

beer4breakfast: Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?

Is he?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-man-left-jar-filled-with-explosive-ch​emicals-nails-at-north-carolina-airport/

"Jail records list him as a 46-year-old Native American."


If he's Native American, I'm Chinese.
 
5 days ago  

drjekel_mrhyde: beer4breakfast: Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?

Is he?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-man-left-jar-filled-with-explosive-ch​emicals-nails-at-north-carolina-airport/

"Jail records list him as a 46-year-old Native American."

If he's Native American, I'm Chinese.


If you are Chinese, I'm your emperor.
 
5 days ago  

drjekel_mrhyde: beer4breakfast: Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?

Is he?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-man-l​eft-jar-filled-with-explosive-ch​emicals-nails-at-north-carolina-airpor​t/

"Jail records list him as a 46-year-old Native American."

If he's Native American, I'm Chinese.


Nî hăo!
 
5 days ago  
FTA: Before disarming it, authorities discovered that the alarm attached to it was scheduled to go off at 6:00 a.m. that morning...

Wanted for questioning:

thumbs.gfycat.com
 
5 days ago  
I wonder what grief a Native American could ever have against this country? I hope they deep dive to find out his motives.
 
5 days ago  
Why wouldn't religious or institutional based attacks piss people off more than some lone retard?
 
5 days ago  

Summoner101: beer4breakfast: Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?

Is he?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-man-left-jar-filled-with-explosive-ch​emicals-nails-at-north-carolina-airport/

"Jail records list him as a 46-year-old Native American."

He looks pretty white.  Is he 1/16 or 1/32 Native American?  What's the qualifying proportion these days?


Maybe the media make up a new term, "White Native American". Like George Zimmerman being labelled a "White Hispanic".
 
5 days ago  
White guy, not terrorism.
 
5 days ago  

punkwrestler: I wonder what grief a Native American could ever have against this country? I hope they deep dive to find out his motives.


Illegal immigrants?
 
5 days ago  
Really hard to get worked up over the "it wasn't reported because he's white" meme when Paddock is still the headliner, but being replaced with white sex pervert producer..  It didn't get reported because it didn't go off or hurt anyone.  If it bleeds, it leads. To paraphrase Bloom County from the 80's: "Mainstream media can only over-cover one story at a time."
 
5 days ago  

Unobtanium: FTA: When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently.

Um, no. Doesn't work that way.


To be fair, if your heat it long enough AN will violently decompose.  But by that point in time, the FO would be driven off.

/Still wouldn't want to be around a backpack of decomposing AN.
 
5 days ago  
I missed all this stuff cuz I was worried about them there NFL kneelin' fellas.
 
5 days ago  
I'll be that guy. The media didn't give it the coverage it deserves, but I am willing to bet he gets charged with crimes that include the requisites for domestic terrorism. It's not like he gets a pass, its just that the media is wiping it under the carpet. Sad, but true.

/ducks
 
5 days ago  
More GOP sponsored terrorism.

Protip: In the Federal Prison system Native American Tribal Members receive conditions that some might argue are better than other prisoners might receive... Native dominated prisons, so to speak.

Native blood is thin... If this guy is native he's only 1/8th, if not 1/16th.  Looks mighty White to me.
 
5 days ago  

Thingster: Unobtanium: FTA: When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently.

Um, no. Doesn't work that way.

To be fair, if your heat it long enough AN will violently decompose.  But by that point in time, the FO would be driven off.

/Still wouldn't want to be around a backpack of decomposing AN.


Not if it's in a pressure cooker.  Diesel engines work the same way with air as the oxidizer.
 
5 days ago  

Unobtanium: FTA: When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently.

Um, no. Doesn't work that way.


Good thing you can make a blasting cap out of easily acquired chems from the home despot.
Of course its quite volatile and you might wind up with a cool new nickname, like stumpy.
 
5 days ago  

tbeatty: Really hard to get worked up over the "it wasn't reported because he's white" meme when Paddock is still the headliner, but being replaced with white sex pervert producer..  It didn't get reported because it didn't go off or hurt anyone.  If it bleeds, it leads. To paraphrase Bloom County from the 80's: "Mainstream media can only over-cover one story at a time."


The article was more about Trump not saying anything about it. If it was a Latino, black or Muslim person you would not have been able to shut Trump up
 
5 days ago  
Too close to home for comfort, but, then, we had Eric Robert Rudolph, too.

/Seems the FBI likes to investigate things during leaf season in the mountains. Fishing is better. <I keed>
 
5 days ago  

ongbok: tbeatty: Really hard to get worked up over the "it wasn't reported because he's white" meme when Paddock is still the headliner, but being replaced with white sex pervert producer..  It didn't get reported because it didn't go off or hurt anyone.  If it bleeds, it leads. To paraphrase Bloom County from the 80's: "Mainstream media can only over-cover one story at a time."

The article was more about Trump not saying anything about it. If it was a Latino, black or Muslim person you would not have been able to shut Trump up


Nazis murdered a woman in plain sight, and Trump was silent for 3 days. And when he finally spoke, he practically said "She was asking for it."
 
5 days ago  

beer4breakfast: Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?

Is he?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-man-left-jar-filled-with-explosive-ch​emicals-nails-at-north-carolina-airport/

"Jail records list him as a 46-year-old Native American."


Looked him up and there are more mugshots.   A previous ones lists him as "European/N.Am./AUSTR" and another lists him as American Indian/Alaska Native.

What would AUSTR be?  Australian? Austrian?
 
5 days ago  
He's not a hardcore terrorist. He dropped his bomb off, and left it to its own devices. It wasn't set to go off for hours. What kind of bullshiat is that? Half hearted to say the least. There are teenagers more dedicated to their cause than that! I can't respect a guy like that.
 
5 days ago  

Birnone: He's not a hardcore terrorist. He dropped his bomb off, and left it to its own devices. It wasn't set to go off for hours. What kind of bullshiat is that? Half hearted to say the least. There are teenagers more dedicated to their cause than that! I can't respect a guy like that.


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FTFA: Whoever built it designed the bomb to cause horrific bodily harm. Before disarming it, authorities discovered that the alarm attached to it was scheduled to go off at 6:00 a.m. that morning just as a fresh round of travelers was scheduled to arrive at the airport.

The man who planted it, it turns out, openly admitted to authorities that he was "preparing to fight a war on U.S. soil" and that this bomb was but one part of that war.
 
5 days ago  

Dewey Fidalgo: beer4breakfast: Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?

Is he?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-man-l​eft-jar-filled-with-explosive-ch​emicals-nails-at-north-carolina-airpor​t/

"Jail records list him as a 46-year-old Native American."

Looked him up and there are more mugshots.   A previous ones lists him as "European/N.Am./AUSTR" and another lists him as American Indian/Alaska Native.

What would AUSTR be?  Australian? Austrian?


Australopithecus.
 
5 days ago  
Let the speculation about his mental illness begin!
 
5 days ago  

Psylence: Unobtanium: FTA: When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently.

Um, no. Doesn't work that way.

Good thing you can make a blasting cap out of easily acquired chems from the home despot.
Of course its quite volatile and you might wind up with a cool new nickname, like stumpy.


My handy-dandy government manual says ANFO is cap insensitive.
https://www.osmre.gov/resources/blasting/btm/Module1.pdf
 
5 days ago  

RJReves: Dewey Fidalgo: beer4breakfast: Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?

Is he?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-man-left-jar-filled-with-explosive-ch​emicals-nails-at-north-carolina-airport/

"Jail records list him as a 46-year-old Native American."

Looked him up and there are more mugshots.   A previous ones lists him as "European/N.Am./AUSTR" and another lists him as American Indian/Alaska Native.

What would AUSTR be?  Australian? Austrian?

Australopithecus.


If it were Afarensis the guards would have tazed or shot him before he left the building..
 
5 days ago  

ongbok: The article was more about Trump not saying anything about it. If it was a Latino, black or Muslim person you would not have been able to shut Trump up


Let's be honest, if this wasn't featured on Fox and Friends, Trump didn't even know it happened.
 
5 days ago  
So the reporter is pissed that he didn't hear about it, because Trump didn't tweet it?

Um, get your info from someplace other than trumps tweets. If you want to be pissed at Trump, you don't need to look so hard.
 
5 days ago  
Wait, so according to this article this white guy is being ignored by the media because they are in a coverage frenzy of another white guy, and that means they don't want to cover stories about white guys?
 
5 days ago  
So is it time to talk about bomb control yet?
 
5 days ago  

backhand.slap.of.reason: More GOP sponsored terrorism.

Protip: In the Federal Prison system Native American Tribal Members receive conditions that some might argue are better than other prisoners might receive... Native dominated prisons, so to speak.

Native blood is thin... If this guy is native he's only 1/8th, if not 1/16th.  Looks mighty White to me.


upload.wikimedia.org
How about this guy?
He look mighty White to you, too?
 
5 days ago  

beer4breakfast: Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?

Is he?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-man-left-jar-filled-with-explosive-ch​emicals-nails-at-north-carolina-airport/

"Jail records list him as a 46-year-old Native American."


cbsnews3.cbsistatic.com

He's a member of the Baloney Tribe.
 
5 days ago  
That sight reads like the left's version of infowars.
 
5 days ago  

backhand.slap.of.reason: More GOP sponsored terrorism.

Protip: In the Federal Prison system Native American Tribal Members receive conditions that some might argue are better than other prisoners might receive... Native dominated prisons, so to speak.

Native blood is thin... If this guy is native he's only 1/8th, if not 1/16th.  Looks mighty White to me.


one drop...
 
5 days ago  

tbeatty: Really hard to get worked up over the "it wasn't reported because he's white" meme when Paddock is still the headliner, but being replaced with white sex pervert producer..  It didn't get reported because it didn't go off or hurt anyone.  If it bleeds, it leads. To paraphrase Bloom County from the 80's: "Mainstream media can only over-cover one story at a time."


Came here to say the same thing.
 
5 days ago  
Where was he radicalized?
 
5 days ago  

beer4breakfast: Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?

Is he?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-man-left-jar-filled-with-explosive-ch​emicals-nails-at-north-carolina-airport/

"Jail records list him as a 46-year-old Native American."


Came to mention that.  Kinda ruins TFA's theory that Trump didn't mention it last week because the perp is white.
 
5 days ago  

Unobtanium: FTA: When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently.

Um, no. Doesn't work that way.


"Estes described how he created the device ... and then rigged the alarm clock to strike the matches and cause the flame necessary to trigger the device," the complaint states. "More specifically, the alarm clock would go off, the matches would strike, the Sterno would heat up, and then the Ammonium Nitrate would explode."

So what would happen if this Rube Goldberg ignition system deployed?
 
5 days ago  
I'm thinking he gave his race as "Native American" the same way I do.  "Yes, I'm a native American, born in Chicago."
 
5 days ago  

BarkingUnicorn: Unobtanium: FTA: When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently.

Um, no. Doesn't work that way.

"Estes described how he created the device ... and then rigged the alarm clock to strike the matches and cause the flame necessary to trigger the device," the complaint states. "More specifically, the alarm clock would go off, the matches would strike, the Sterno would heat up, and then the Ammonium Nitrate would explode."

So what would happen if this Rube Goldberg ignition system deployed?


Probably a big, smoky fire. ANFO needs confinement and a high velocity explosive (like dynamite or TNT)to go "boom," from what I understand.

disclaimer: I am in the transportation business. What I understand has been picked up in seminars and meetings about HazMat. I've met some explosives company guys who work in quarries. Drill holes, high explosive with blasting caps or det cord goes into the bottom of the hole. Hole is filled with ANFO (or other stuff these days) and top of the holes are tamped off. "Fire in the hole," push the button, and a series of earth-shattering Kabooms follow
 
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