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(CNN)   Rent-a-cop guarding building finds bag on grounds. Puts it in lost and found. Three weeks later, they look inside and find a bomb. Did I mention this building is the FBI headquarters in Detroit?   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2012-08-09 08:28:04 AM  
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they notified an FPS inspector, who determined the bag possibly contained an explosive and took appropriate action, the report said.

I smell bullshiat. The bag possibly contained an explosive; in other words, they have no farking idea and just blew up some random container for no other reason than they could. Then to justify keeping the people at large afraid, they said it contained a bomb. Bullshiat, bullshiat, bullshiat.
2012-08-09 09:34:33 AM  
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fusillade76: "No mention of how they found the guy."

He basically turned himself in. When the FBI realized they had a 'bomb', they also apparently noticed some nut in the UP had been sending them a series of strange accusations and threats via fax. That also apparently went on for months without anyone thinking to run a profile on him. So they checked his purchases, found that he bought a bag matching the one in question and a clock matching the timing device on the 'bomb' - apparently with his own credit card. Because he's *slightly* less bright than the FBI.

http://www.examiner.com/article/feds-arrest-man-who-allegedly-made-mc n amara-building-explosive-device
2012-08-09 08:57:00 AM  
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fusillade762: A Michigan man subsequently was charged with placing the device in a canvas bag outside the building.

No mention of how they found the guy.

No mention of how they determined the damn thing was an explosive, either.

They shook it. They X-Rayed it. Eventually someone became "suspicious" and called a Federal Inspector who decided it could "possibly" contain an explosive. They then "detonated it harmlessly" -- which means they put a bomb next to it and blew it up, not that they triggered an explosive switch or even caused an explosive substance inside to detonate.

The article doesn't actually give any direct confirmation that the damn thing was, in fact, explosive. They do mention that federal inspectors and multiple supervisors and guards puzzled over it a few times and decided it was harmless; then everyone went on a tirade firing a bunch of low-level guards and supervisors in an attempt to save face. And somebody got arrested.
2012-08-09 07:07:24 AM  
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Another compelling case for privatization of important government services.
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