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Luckily for the kittens they did not just blow up the box. Plus kittens should be in the Se7en box as an alt ending.Luckily for the kittens they did not just blow up the box. Plus kittens should be in... more
With all the billions of dollars and high-tech equipment we're using in the fight against terrorism, it was ultimately a handbag vendor and an NYPD cop on horseback who were the first line of defense in the failed bombing attempt in Times Square. But if the bomber had not been so incompetent, all hell would have broken out. Republicans are saying Obama has been lucky in his fight against terrrorism and that his policies are a failure. But the terrorists capability to conduct large-scale, centrally-directed operations has been the result of hard work on the part of the Obama administration, not luck, according to Obama's supporters.
http://paulsolomon.blogspot.com/2010/05/times-square-bombing.htmlWith all the billions of dollars and high-tech equipment we're using in the fight... more
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I'm watching CNN live, and it has just been confirmed that the suspicious car, parked in Times Square, was in fact turned into an "incendiary device."
UPDATE AS OF 5/2/10 at 1:15PM PT, BASED ON NYPD COMMISSIONER RAY KELLY'S PRESS CONFERENCE:
New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly is speaking live on CNN right now.
Quick notes while watching press conference.........
Surveillance tape: White male, 40s, dark shirt, looking back at car, removing dark shirt, revealing red shirt, stuffing white shirt into bag he was carrying.
Pennsylvania resident has footage taken in PA that includes potential driver. FBI headed to PA.
Gun locker (75-pound size) revealed "at least" eight bags of "unknown substance"; granular feel; "look" possibly fertilizer; could have created "significant fireball."
Two sources claiming responsibility: Pakistan Taliban and a "specific individual" who "claimed credit."
"More police officers are on patrol."
Not ready to reveal name of town in Pennsylvania where investigators have gone.
Pathfinder not reported stolen. Pathfinder with license plate from truck found in Connecticut junkyard.
"We will be doing an in-depth forensic investigation."
Not close to making any determinations.
"We're asking the public to help us."
"... would have caused casualties... vehicle would have been cut in half... We were lucky that it didn't detonate."
"Someone brought this vehicle... to terrorize... an individual can do it on their [sic] own."
"New Yorkers are pretty tough, resilient people."
"Two clocks were involved in this; they were wired together."
Surveillance camera caught dark green SUV going west on 45th St. at 6:28pm Saturday.
"In the car... everything was in the rear of the car... Two clocks connected to a 16-ounce can, in between two canisters..." "...Gun box inside cardboard box." "Running into that box were wires coming from, we believe, the explosives..."
"The detonation device... it's believed... the timers would ignite the cans, set them on fire, and then explode the propane tanks..."
Some video will be released "as soon as we can put it together." This is of "a person walking down Shubert Alley... 45th and Broadway... stops, takes dark shirt off... continues to walk south... looking sometimes in a furtive manner."
Fireworks are M-80's. The closest state where they are legal is Pennsylvania.
"Well, we certainly wouldn't rule it out," in regard to South Park Comedy Central.
"We're still examining the [yellow] alarms clocks, batteries... the detonator was the 16-ounce can..."
Alleged fertilizer "from a grocery store." "Had a pot... with additional M-88s, in the pot."
Eight bags were grocery store bags, not marked as fertilizer.
Not ruling out Viacom. Reveals picture of the alarm clock. Alarm "is set at Midnight... other clock was damaged..."
"I'm telling you this is what we found." "Okay, thank you very much."[This is the original submission. To read hopefully accurate updates, please scroll... more
For years, the U.S. military employed Ground Moving Target Indicator technology to track potentially hostile vehicles on the ground. Now, the U.S. military is working on a new sensor — customized for service in Afghanistan — that can spot individuals at a distance and track them on a digital map.
Defense contractor Northrop Grumman recently finished up the first test flight of the new sensor. Next step: Find a new acronym. Does the American military really want to identify themselves with the Galactic Empire? What’s next, shouting “you rebel scum” at the Taliban?
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/10/us-military-turns-to-vader-to-hunt-rebel-scum-in-afghanistan/For years, the U.S. military employed Ground Moving Target Indicator technology to... more
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Authorities have a man in custody after evacuating LaGuardia Airport's Central Terminal early Saturday morning, a Port Authority official said.
Port Authority spokesman John Kelly said the man is in custody and that authorities are investigating his bag.NEW YORK (CNN) -- Authorities have a man in custody after evacuating LaGuardia... more