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Old 24th October 2018, 01:22 PM   #201
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Originally Posted by Armitage72 View Post
There were no significant consequences from Trump suggesting that his supporters should assassinate Hillary during the campaign. This is just a little farther.
If you don't succeed at first....
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Old 24th October 2018, 01:26 PM   #202
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CNN said Maxine Waters got a bomb. Not sure if confirmed.
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Old 24th October 2018, 01:28 PM   #203
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Originally Posted by I Am The Scum View Post
In all seriousness, I don't think that's actually the ISIS flag. I think it's an imitation of the image. Someone on Twitter posted this and, as ridiculous as the image is, I think that's closer to what's on the device. (slightly NSFW)
The bombs were sent by Larry the Cable Guy?!
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Old 24th October 2018, 01:37 PM   #204
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Surely, all the recipients of these "bombs" have security cameras. Let's see the footage.
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Old 24th October 2018, 01:39 PM   #205
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Originally Posted by bytewizard View Post
Surely, all the recipients of these "bombs" have security cameras. Let's see the footage.
You suspect it's the UPS guy delivering the packages?

Bold claim.
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Old 24th October 2018, 01:41 PM   #206
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Some from the right have already called this a liberal hoax due to the fact that none of the bombs went off. What their not taking into consideration, is that most the packages had been intercepted before reaching their intended target/s.

At any rate, i'm confident authorities will soon find the source.
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Old 24th October 2018, 01:43 PM   #207
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We were lucky, this time.
Sad thing is there will come a time when the bomber won't be quite as inept.
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Old 24th October 2018, 01:45 PM   #208
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Doesn't Trump have another pep rally tonight?

Imagine his speech writers scrambling to make a bunch of changes to his cheerleading mantra that he was going to spew out at his cult minions in a few hours:

Original: "Democrats are an evil mob trying to destroy our great country! Lock them up!"
Correction: "Democrats aren't like us, but I'm sure some of them are nice people."

Original: "Gianforte punches a journalist, he's our guy!"
Correction: "I don't condone violence, but I'm sure Gianforte is a nice guy."

Original: "If you see any hecklers in the crowd, punch them out, I'll pay for the legal fees."
Correction: "If you see any hecklers in the crowd, politely and gently show them the front door."

Original: "Fake news! CNN is nothing but fake news! Enemy of the people!""
Correction: "CNN is saying that they had a bomb threat today, but my sources are still investigating and aren't sure who's responsible yet."



Hoo boy! These poor speech writers have their work cut out for them...

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Old 24th October 2018, 01:52 PM   #209
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
People are going to be killed before this over, sadly. I think it has reached that point.
Tge saddest thing is ,if you check on the Dems?antifa thread, some "progressives" here have decided that violence in politics is what works and are pretty much advocating using the same tactics that Trump uses.

"the same tactics that Trump uses". What kind of tactics do you mean? Lies like this one, for instance?!
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Old 24th October 2018, 01:54 PM   #210
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Originally Posted by I Am The Scum View Post
In all seriousness, I don't think that's actually the ISIS flag. I think it's an imitation of the image. Someone on Twitter posted this and, as ridiculous as the image is, I think that's closer to what's on the device. (slightly NSFW)
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It honestly looks more like this parody of the ISIS flag:

ISIS Threatens Revenge for Counterfeit Flags

Look at the center of the "Arabic" writing in the image in your twitter link. The three center characters are near mirror images - like in the parody flag.

(ETA: Got spanked by Scum. There's a joke in there somewhere, give me time....)
Looking at the images, I did notice a discrepancy between most images of a "legitimate" ISIS flag, with the pattern of the white markings on the device. But I didn't want to bring it up because I couldn't rule out that there were variations of legitimate ISIS flags because I honestly don't know much about them.

However, that parody flag you both link to, matches the image on the bomb precisely. It's a....false flag, indeed.
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Old 24th October 2018, 01:59 PM   #211
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Originally Posted by michael44 View Post
Some from the right have already called this a liberal hoax due to the fact that none of the bombs went off. What their not taking into consideration, is that most the packages had been intercepted before reaching their intended target/s.
I've also heard that the fact most of the packages had been intercepted, also proves this is a liberal hoax because it shows the intended recipients were "never in any danger" due to screening, which obviously whoever sent the bombs must have known when he/she sent them.

Never mind that the ATF have confirmed that the bombs, though "crude" and low-power, nevertheless were working bombs and would have injured or killed people when they detonated, wherever they were.
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
Looking at the images, I did notice a discrepancy between most images of a "legitimate" ISIS flag, with the pattern of the white markings on the device. But I didn't want to bring it up because I couldn't rule out that there were variations of legitimate ISIS flags because I honestly don't know much about them.

However, that parody flag you both link to, matches the image on the bomb precisely. It's a....false flag, indeed.

This is the "original" ISIS flag:



The "we don't just fail at drawing a circle, even or egg is broken" is not what we see decorating "the bombs", I agree.

For the record and comparison of calligraphy, this is the al Qaeda flag:



the old flag of Saudi Arabia:



and the new flag of Saudi Arabia:


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Old 24th October 2018, 02:11 PM   #213
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
I've also heard that the fact most of the packages had been intercepted, also proves this is a liberal hoax because it shows the intended recipients were "never in any danger" due to screening, which obviously whoever sent the bombs must have known when he/she sent them.

Never mind that the ATF have confirmed that the bombs, though "crude" and low-power, nevertheless were working bombs and would have injured or killed people when they detonated, wherever they were.
Still, this is speculation at best. Receiving bombs or hazardous chemicals has long been an anticipated threat to those who's political opinions are front row theater. Especially given the current political climate. Either way, anyone of these devices could have easily detonated, making this appear a bit less hoaxworthy.
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Old 24th October 2018, 02:14 PM   #214
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Originally Posted by michael44 View Post
Some from the right have already called this a liberal hoax due to the fact that none of the bombs went off. What their not taking into consideration, is that most the packages had been intercepted before reaching their intended target/s.

At any rate, i'm confident authorities will soon find the source.
Sure, the bombs are a hoax but Pizzagate, that's real!
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Old 24th October 2018, 02:26 PM   #215
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It's fair to point out that a phony terrorist attack of this nature is NOT without precedent.

In 2013, letters containing ricin were mailed to President Obama, MS senator Roger Wicker and a retired county judge under the guise of a terror attack; but it was actually an attempt by a Tupelo man to frame an internet rival in order to win an online feud. It's really an amazing and absurd story, which you can read about here.
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Old 24th October 2018, 02:41 PM   #216
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Originally Posted by uke2se View Post
You suspect it's the UPS guy delivering the packages?

Bold claim.
Reports are that Soros' and CNN's packages were hand delivered. On Soros' package, the stamps did not have a cancellation mark. Who placed the package in his mailbox? Video, if available, would help.
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Old 24th October 2018, 02:47 PM   #217
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Cuomo called out the national Guard in response to the hoax bombs....

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Old 24th October 2018, 02:48 PM   #218
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well, the one sent to CNN is clearly a hoax device.
I have to disagree with this. Fireworks mortars are still live explosives. Hoax devices contain no explosives at all.

If you have correctly identified the pieces on the ends as fireworks mortars, that could simply mean they are being used as blasting caps for the device.
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Old 24th October 2018, 02:52 PM   #219
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Stay classy GOP supporters.

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Old 24th October 2018, 03:00 PM   #220
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
To the surprise of nobody, Alex Jones is yelling False Flag over this.
Statred a thread in Conspiracy theories about this.
Wasn't he literally yelling at some horse crap a couple of days ago?

Yes. Yes he was.

In any event, it's not like Dolt 45 has done much to distance his politics from the sort of crude antisemitism that posits Soros as some sort of evil scheming puppetmaster - even Chuck Grassley affirmed that one on tv. Things could change, of course, but for now it looks like one of his nutbar followers.

As for his words of how we have to come together now...nope, too late. That's the price you pay when you lie and promote bigotry. If he were perfectly honest from now on, and contrite, and reasonable, I could see myself considering taking him as somewhat trustworthy 5-6 years from now. But his presidency is sunk. Best thing for both the country, and the GOP, would be for the vast majority of these guys at the national level to pack it up and go, and find actual honest people to run in their stead.
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Reports are that Soros' and CNN's packages were hand delivered. On Soros' package, the stamps did not have a cancellation mark. Who placed the package in his mailbox? Video, if available, would help.
I know, right? It's *unbelievable* that investigating the incident could be more important than supplying video on demand for Alex Jones or whoever else these reports are coming from.
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That the bomb was sent in a soft padded paper shipping envelope is curious for a real bomb. How could it be triggered on opening rather than by just rough handling?
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I've also heard that the fact most of the packages had been intercepted, also proves this is a liberal hoax because it shows the intended recipients were "never in any danger" due to screening, which obviously whoever sent the bombs must have known when he/she sent them.

Is this the best that Soros, Obama and Clinton could come up with -- suspicious packages?

Liberal hoax!
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Update on bomb scares today - FBI has confirmed five targets: George Soros, Pres. Obama, Sec. Clinton, former CIA head John Brennan (via CNN), & Eric Holder. His package went to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She was listed as return address on all five


https://www.wired.com/story/mail-bom...rmation-storm/
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It's remarkable how people with very obvious hatred towards black people, or women, in this very thread, will converge upon antisemitism. People who love when police shoot innocent black children, people who gladly tell rape jokes...

Does anyone have a series of books to understand this? I have to admit, I've read US history with an eye on black people, but I simply don't get why it's okay to personally slip a pipe bomb in the mailbox of an old jewish guy.

In any case, there may be more bombs detected tomorrow, but that's no reason to stop what I'm doing to organize, or to raise another generation to do likewise.
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Originally Posted by Slings and Arrows View Post
Is this the best that Soros, Obama and Clinton could come up with -- suspicious packages?

Liberal hoax!
Stay classy.
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Originally Posted by Slings and Arrows View Post
"The intent here was mass murder."

-- Jake Tapper (Oct 24, 2018)
The FBI defines mass murder as four or more.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Update on bomb scares today - FBI has confirmed five targets: George Soros, Pres. Obama, Sec. Clinton, former CIA head John Brennan (via CNN), & Eric Holder. His package went to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She was listed as return address on all five


https://www.wired.com/story/mail-bom...rmation-storm/
Is Schultz trying to eliminate her competition?
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Sending bombs is just stupid. I mail my enemies a bullet. Last I check, this is still America. We kill our people with guns, not bombs.
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Sending bombs is just stupid. I mail my enemies a bullet. Last I check, this is still America. We kill our people with guns, not bombs.
Eeeehhh..... either way
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It is just as likely that one of the CNN talking heads, or their supporters, sent this, so they could go on air to say that it was a Trumper, but it was really to try to shed the JobsNotMobs slogan that is killing them right now. "Look! The trumpers are Mobs too"
You honestly think that's just as likely?

Well, surely, let's wait and see. Evidence will come, I imagine. I wonder whether you'll accept it.
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She is likely torn between three options:

1. It was ISIS.
2. It was liberals.
3. ISIS is liberals.
Don't much like your smug name, but this post is damned funny. And on point.
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That the bomb was sent in a soft padded paper shipping envelope is curious for a real bomb. How could it be triggered on opening rather than by just rough handling?
They were on a timer per NBC.
Details on the bombs:

• Made from PVC Pipe
• Contained a timer
• Powder in bombs comes from a pyrotechnic
• X-rays show shrapnel likely inside the PVC pipe
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You honestly think that's just as likely?

Well, surely, let's wait and see. Evidence will come, I imagine. I wonder whether you'll accept it.
Only if Trump tells him to.
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The trigger mechanism still has to take manual manipulations, being inside a flexible bag envelope, and not explode until opening. Was the timer somehow set for a later time? Or was that not functioning?
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The trigger mechanism still has to take manual manipulations, being inside a flexible bag envelope, and not explode until opening. Was the timer somehow set for a later time? Or was that not functioning?
It was just a time bomb.
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Wasn't he literally yelling at some horse crap a couple of days ago?

Yes. Yes he was.

In any event, it's not like Dolt 45 has done much to distance his politics from the sort of crude antisemitism that posits Soros as some sort of evil scheming puppetmaster - even Chuck Grassley affirmed that one on tv. Things could change, of course, but for now it looks like one of his nutbar followers.

As for his words of how we have to come together now...nope, too late. That's the price you pay when you lie and promote bigotry. If he were perfectly honest from now on, and contrite, and reasonable, I could see myself considering taking him as somewhat trustworthy 5-6 years from now. But his presidency is sunk. Best thing for both the country, and the GOP, would be for the vast majority of these guys at the national level to pack it up and go, and find actual honest people to run in their stead.
Has there been a time when Jones was not shouting horsecrap of some kind or other?
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
The trigger mechanism still has to take manual manipulations, being inside a flexible bag envelope, and not explode until opening. Was the timer somehow set for a later time? Or was that not functioning?
One was sent to Brennan c/o CNN only Brennan works for MSNBC. So maybe not the sharpest tool in the shed?
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