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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Yeah, it was probably one of those draino bombs that kids make all the time.



    Basically a harmless prank until someone who doesn't know what it is tries to pick it up and gets a face full of draino. Then it isn't so funny anymore.
    That or they lose a hand, that thing looked like it could take off a hand if you had a firm grasp on it. Especially sense the one used was a Gatorade bottle. Also what I find hard to believe that it was this is the fact that it was thrown out of a car. Doing what they did and timing it so it doesn't go off in the car seems like it would be a little tricky.
    I'm coming to see that no matter what law we regulate, be it the stand your ground act, there is never an objective morally right answer to any morale question; in fact, since there are multiple objectively right answers to every moral question that leaves us with a lot of grey area and a lot of black area (not in the racial since).
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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Don't trivialize the situation. What if the makeshift chemical bomb had actually been more powerful and more lethal? Would you then be saying the Portland, ME Occupiers got what they had coming to them? Surely, you wouldn't.

    These people were attacked. My hope is law enforcement finds who did it and throws the book at them.
    So do I...as soon as they actually find who did it. From what was described, there were people around the kitchen area...and a mysterious car driving around...how far away was it? Where did the 'bomb' come from? How do we know this wasnt some OWS attention whore? Seems to me what with the regular presence of 'occupiers' SOMEONE should have seen something. The fact is we know nothing about it but The Pete has already labelled this a right wing hate crime. So wouldnt the thread more apprpriately be entitled "something went boom aty the OWS kitchen...details to follow"? And when they catch whoever is responsible, shouldnt the headline read "Dumbass arrested for igniting Gatorade Bomb"?

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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Yeah, it was probably one of those draino bombs that kids make all the time.



    Basically a harmless prank until someone who doesn't know what it is tries to pick it up and gets a face full of draino. Then it isn't so funny anymore.
    WTF? I'd never heard of this until this thread. The "craziest" thing I ever did as a teenager was loiter outside a Tractor Supply with a bunch of my pothead friends while they smoked a joint. Idiot kids are actually making explosives?
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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Good.

    And that's true!

    These people don't equal all Republicans.

    So now that we've established that let's also establish that.

    A few guys holding racist signs at Tea Party Rally's doesn't mean that the Tea Party is racist.

    A few whacky guys committing terrorist acts don't represent all Christians or Muslims.

    A few cretins holding anti-Semitic signs doesn't represent all OWS protesters.

    Thank you.
    But... But, Jet, applying nuance to things is hard. How am I going to mindlessly trash the other side if not everybody on that side is the same?
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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    WTF? I'd never heard of this until this thread. The "craziest" thing I ever did as a teenager was loiter outside a Tractor Supply with a bunch of my pothead friends while they smoked a joint. Idiot kids are actually making explosives?
    Really, tessaesque? Where were you when the Columbine, aka, Trench Coat Mafia, school shooting took place? They didn't just bring guns to carry out their deadly mayhem. They planted pipe bombs, too. Good thing none of them went off.

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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Really, tessaesque? Where were you when the Columbine, aka, Trench Coat Mafia, school shooting took place? They didn't just bring guns to carry out their deadly mayhem. They planted pipe bombs, too. Good thing none of them went off.
    You mean, good thing they were idiot kids .
    I'm coming to see that no matter what law we regulate, be it the stand your ground act, there is never an objective morally right answer to any morale question; in fact, since there are multiple objectively right answers to every moral question that leaves us with a lot of grey area and a lot of black area (not in the racial since).
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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Really, tessaesque? Where were you when the Columbine, aka, Trench Coat Mafia, school shooting took place? They didn't just bring guns to carry out their deadly mayhem. They planted pipe bombs, too. Good thing none of them went off.
    ...I think I was 7 when Columbine happened. I remember the shooting...I don't remember anything about explosives. Of course, idiot kids in the forest making things go "boom" is a LOT different than mentality disturbed young men going on a shooting rampage because nobody thought to get the little dicks any help.
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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by FinnMacCool View Post
    We don't. But the right wing better hope it isn't.
    Why? What are you going to do?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The right wing doesn't like the OWS protests very much.

    PORTLAND ó Occupy Maine protesters say Sunday morning's attack with a chemical explosive has left them with a mixture of anxiety and resolve.

    "We are more motivated to keep doing what we're doing," said Stephanie Wilburn, of Portland, who was sitting near where the chemical mixture in a Gatorade bottle was tossed at 4 a.m. Sunday. "They have heard us and we're making a difference."

    Wilburn said she was startled and briefly lost hearing in her left ear when the device exploded beneath a table about 10 feet away. Wilburn's hearing returned and police said no injuries were reported.

    Portland police Sgt. Glen McGary said the bomb was thrown into the campís kitchen, a tarped area where food is cooked and served. Protest organizers said the explosion lifted a large table about a foot off the ground.

    "There was no fire . . . We had a good 20 feet of thick smoke rolling out from under the table," Wilburn said. They could see the "G" on the 24-ounce bottle and its orange cap, as well as bits of silver metal, she said.

    Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
    You know what's odd: some of these issues the OWS movements has had are reflective of right-wing efforts . . . some are of left-wing.

    I think either side could easily be crossed and offended by any of what's going on - it's not really a partisan thing in my view.
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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    pbrauer,

    Thanks for posting this information, but until you know exactly who threw the homemade explosive device you can't blame Republicans for this. By all accounts this could easily just be some teenagers who thought they could get away with what they thought was a harmless prank. By all accounts, no one was injured (Thanks God), but such an act could simply be the result of young punks with no political affiliation out for kicks.

    Regardless of who is to blame, I hope the local police catch the sons-of-bi***.
    Or, it could have been a set up by the OWS'ers in an attempt to create their own Reichstag moment.

    I mean, no one got hurt. It doesn't sound like it was a very serious attempt to actually hurt anyone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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