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(MSNBC)   Heads up uncreative terrorists - Media gives out more great attack ideas   ( divider line
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2001-12-27 11:26:02 AM  
This sounds familiar.

2001-12-27 11:27:07 AM  
I know what else can be "accomplished with a vacuum cleaner or bicycle pump"
2001-12-27 11:28:20 AM  
Did they have to "out" Porter Dilion in the article?
2001-12-27 11:28:33 AM  
Buster Backflow. Heh.
2001-12-27 11:28:44 AM  
Obviously these news reporters want to start making some screenplay deals.
2001-12-27 11:29:50 AM  
Still, experts have long feared that a terrorist would try an intentional attack. As Gay Porter DeNileon - a journalist who serves on the National Critical Infrastructure Protection Advisory Group, a water-industry organization - put it in the May issue of the journal of the American Water Works Association, "One sociopath who understands hydraulics and has access to a drum of toxic chemicals could inflict serious damage pretty quickly."

2001-12-27 11:32:31 AM  
Maybe they'll use LSD in the water supply to throw the scent back onto us druggie types. Only 3 months ago we were still PEno1
2001-12-27 11:33:03 AM  
Just drink beer
2001-12-27 11:38:39 AM  
this goes back to the argument that terrorists dont just want to spread disease, they want to create terror.
putting disease into water and spraying an anthrax aerosol can into the wind just isnt as terrifying as hijacking planes and driving them into buildings.
2001-12-27 11:45:02 AM  
I love how we always try to solve small potential problems by using methods that over the long term have dire consequences. Chlorinated water is one of the major causes of scarring of the arteries. Adding Flouride to the water causes cancer.
A few people get west nile virus so the man decidec to spray toxic pesticides everywhere. All of the Lobster in Long Island sound died because of this, and the Lobster industry was destroyed. Would you rather have a few people, who have weak immune systems, die from the mosquitoes, or would you rather give everyone cancer?

You would have to add tons and tons of something to the water supply to make people sick.
2001-12-27 11:45:12 AM  
I am wondering when they will realize that all a terrorist would have to do is blow high pressure air down the telephone lines. If this tactic didn't cause deafness it would for sure mess up expensive hairdos, causing an economic crisis of major proportions.

I am seriously thinking of getting an inline air filter for my phone, when I get a phone.
2001-12-27 11:45:28 AM  
If terror is the goal of terrorists, than anyone who puts an image of Michael Jackson anywhere, is a terrorist.
2001-12-27 11:46:53 AM  
I must admit this is freakishly irresponsible. How about holding some of these journalists without bail for an undetermined amount of time?
2001-12-27 11:51:24 AM  
I think the media is much more literally the terrorists. Basically they seem to be trying to terrify everyone into becoming so frightened for our own safety that we let them do anything to keep us safe.
2001-12-27 11:53:19 AM  
This is why I only drink rainwater and pure grain alcohol
2001-12-27 11:56:11 AM  
Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.
2001-12-27 12:05:28 PM  
Blame the media. TV effects your life more than bombs.
2001-12-27 12:10:26 PM  
Well at least it's not like everyone could do it. You need a bicycle pump or a vacuum cleaner. You can't just go into a store and buy those things like you can with plutonium.
2001-12-27 12:12:17 PM  

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2001-12-27 12:14:19 PM  
The Media.
Weapon of Mass Distraction.

nuff said.
2001-12-27 12:18:03 PM  
Thanks, Agent, now I have to put my eyes out...
2001-12-27 12:20:50 PM  
Oh Mr. Culligan Man...!
2001-12-27 12:35:09 PM  
Oh man, leave it to the media. Let's hope the terrorists haven't already won. Er, I mean, let's hope they cannot read English very good.

-he who stacks pork
2001-12-27 12:41:09 PM  
We're watchin you, Agent Orange.
2001-12-27 12:50:06 PM  
It is pretty moronic to worry about a backflow attack. An injection pump would be a lot easier.
2001-12-27 12:54:18 PM  
MSNBC gave that Reid guy the idea for the shoe bomb in an an article a few weeks ago. Word has it that Al-Qaeda is designing a complete line of explosive clothing and accesories. Fashion consultants describe the new line as 'smashing.'
2001-12-27 1:17:45 PM  
The Media are farktarts. Who needs spies, when you have CNN?
2001-12-27 1:25:33 PM  
New book: Terrorist for Dummies. Includes step by step directions with photos. Wait....why do you need the book when all the info is online?
2001-12-27 1:26:11 PM  
Has anyone here ever read a book? I read a book by Dale Something-or-other (I think the first name was Dale anyway) with the exact plot the terrorists used. They crashed into the capitol and then started blowing up dams. The media isn't creating anything new, they're just bringing old scenarios to the forefront. It's time for Fahrenheit 451 to become a reality. Burn all the books and we won't have terrorism.
2001-12-27 1:29:12 PM  
2001-12-27 2:00:22 PM  
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2001-12-27 2:08:29 PM  
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2001-12-27 2:09:25 PM  
Your tax dollars at work.
2001-12-27 2:21:28 PM  
Jimmy Balls:
Tell me that isn't for real... please, for the love of God, or just to help me sleep at night, even if it isn't true... tell me that isn't real.
*Kudos for your amazing search skills*
2001-12-27 2:41:05 PM  
General Jack D. Ripper: Mandrake, do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk... ice cream. Ice cream, Mandrake, children's ice cream.

Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Lord, Jack.

General Jack D. Ripper: You know when fluoridation first began?

Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: I-- no, no. I don't, Jack.

General Jack D. Ripper: Nineteen hundred and forty-six. Nineteen forty-six, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works.
2001-12-27 2:54:23 PM  
The beginning of a backflow
attack probably would be marked
by a sudden drop in water
pressure in a targeted
neighborhood as terrorists
stopped the flow of water into a
home or business. The pressure
would then climb as attackers
reversed the flow of water and
began using it to carry poison.

Oh, so THAT'S how you do it.

Dumb asses.
2001-12-27 3:02:13 PM  

You weren't paying attention. If one were to pump water or some chemical back through their faucet, it would contaminate the water in the pipes in the local area quite easily. These are the pipes under the streets that goto each building, long after the reservoir, long after the treatment facilities. In other words, a 55-gallon drum of crap could contaminate a few blocks' worth of pipes. The article mentioned how this had happened before when firefighters accidentally backwashed some extinguisher foam into the water system.
2001-12-27 3:12:13 PM  
Does this mean that it's now appropriate to call the cops when Arab looking people start shopping for plumbing supplies and vacuums at Home Depot?
2001-12-27 3:15:56 PM  
Jimmy Balls Neat cartoon. Only problem with hose bib vacuum breakers is they are unreliable, which is not too sharp for a safety feature.
2001-12-27 3:17:31 PM  
Water is a communist idea. We should ban all water.
2001-12-27 3:21:05 PM  
Monohydrogen Dioxide. Sounds awfully creepy to me.
2001-12-27 4:02:32 PM  
Does this mean that it's now appropriate to call the cops when Arab looking people start shopping for plumbing supplies and vacuums at Home Depot?
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Not just any cops, the FBI. And not just arab people either, Arabs AND people with dark or light colored skin since they could have colored themselves.

I think the patriot act should extend to the wiretapping of those who live within driving distance of any hardware store, they themselves might not be terrorists but could be straw purchasers for terrorists.

Not to mention all those unregulated plumbing-shows where just anyone can walk in and buy high capacity pipe and possibly, fully-automatic suppressed pumps.
2001-12-27 4:12:00 PM  
Monohydrogen Dioxide. Sounds awfully creepy to me.

Botsuraku_Hato: That sounds awfully creepy to me too. Non-existent molecules do that to me. What you mean is Dihydrous monoxide.
2001-12-27 4:41:03 PM  
It's actually Dihydrogen Monoxide. The official site is here:
2001-12-27 4:45:58 PM  
my bad
2001-12-27 4:49:43 PM  
I think our friend "Eddie-irvine" is a bit suspicious...he seems to be pretty well-read on the molecular structure of water. Probably a freelance terror consultant!
2001-12-27 6:08:20 PM  
Ouroborus: RE the dr strangelove quote. The last line should actually be "Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff."

It was dubbed out of the movie due to the JFK assassination, take a close look while you're watching it.
2001-12-27 6:14:25 PM  
Botsuraku_hato: Monohydrogen Dioxide is actually

Hydrogen dioxide AKA Hydrogen Peroxide

I've heard that it fizzes in when it makes contact with blood.
2001-12-27 7:33:10 PM  
Botsuraku_hato: Monohydrogen Dioxide is actually
Hydrogen dioxide AKA Hydrogen Peroxide

Lordargent: No it's not. Monohydrogen Dioxide would be HO2 which can't exist stably. Dihydrogen Monoxide would be H2O aka water. Hydrogen Peroxide is H2O2.
2001-12-27 11:56:38 PM  
Why must we figh over chemical formulas? I hear enough about this stuff In Chemistry class...hehe
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