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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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2017-10-11 05:52:24 PM  
Holy shait!
 
2017-10-11 05:56:45 PM  
So we're not the only ones to determine that the security lines at airports can be an easy target?
 
2017-10-11 06:51:48 PM  
FTA: When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently.

Um, no. Doesn't work that way.
 
2017-10-11 07:38:20 PM  
Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?
 
2017-10-11 07:39:54 PM  

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."
 
2017-10-11 07:41:56 PM  
Let me guess: Not the right religion and not enough skin pigmentation. *checks article* Yup, that's a bingo.
 
2017-10-11 07:42:11 PM  

Summoner101: Lone wolf.  Nothing to see here.

/he's white, right?


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

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2017-10-11 07:43:08 PM  
Send him to Gitmo.
 
2017-10-11 07:43:43 PM  

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?
 
2017-10-11 07:43:53 PM  

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.
 
2017-10-11 07:43:54 PM  

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.
 
2017-10-11 07:45:04 PM  

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.
 
2017-10-11 07:46:09 PM  

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!
 
2017-10-11 07:46:43 PM  
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:

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2017-10-11 07:48:43 PM  
I wonder what grief a Native American could ever have against this country? I hope they deep dive to find out his motives.
 
2017-10-11 07:49:22 PM  
Why wouldn't religious or institutional based attacks piss people off more than some lone retard?
 
2017-10-11 07:49:46 PM  

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".
 
2017-10-11 07:49:50 PM  
White guy, not terrorism.
 
2017-10-11 07:52:25 PM  

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?
 
2017-10-11 07:53:21 PM  
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."
 
2017-10-11 07:56:19 PM  

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.
 
2017-10-11 07:57:31 PM  
I missed all this stuff cuz I was worried about them there NFL kneelin' fellas.
 
2017-10-11 07:58:23 PM  
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
 
2017-10-11 07:59:24 PM  
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.
 
2017-10-11 07:59:27 PM  

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.
 
2017-10-11 07:59:43 PM  

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.
 
2017-10-11 07:59:47 PM  

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
 
2017-10-11 08:01:15 PM  
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>
 
2017-10-11 08:03:09 PM  

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."
 
2017-10-11 08:04:31 PM  

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?
 
2017-10-11 08:04:38 PM  
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.
 
2017-10-11 08:06:31 PM  

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.
 
2017-10-11 08:08:11 PM  

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.
 
2017-10-11 08:09:14 PM  
Let the speculation about his mental illness begin!
 
2017-10-11 08:09:27 PM  

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
 
2017-10-11 08:14:11 PM  

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..
 
2017-10-11 08:21:32 PM  

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.
 
2017-10-11 08:21:41 PM  
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.
 
2017-10-11 08:22:14 PM  
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?
 
2017-10-11 08:29:11 PM  
So is it time to talk about bomb control yet?
 
2017-10-11 08:32:50 PM  

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.


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How about this guy?
He look mighty White to you, too?
 
2017-10-11 08:34:58 PM  

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."


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He's a member of the Baloney Tribe.
 
2017-10-11 08:50:55 PM  
That sight reads like the left's version of infowars.
 
2017-10-11 08:51:38 PM  

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...
 
2017-10-11 08:57:06 PM  

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.
 
2017-10-11 08:58:15 PM  
Where was he radicalized?
 
2017-10-11 09:02:45 PM  

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.
 
2017-10-11 09:13:44 PM  

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?
 
2017-10-11 09:15:07 PM  
I'm thinking he gave his race as "Native American" the same way I do.  "Yes, I'm a native American, born in Chicago."
 
2017-10-11 09:30:13 PM  

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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