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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The fact they only charged him with possessing materials to make an explosive device is pretty clear that they don't have anything on him.Practically anything could be used to make an explosive or explosive device.
    As claimed by whom? MacGuyver? Bombs are from what I've seen are pretty complex and require quite a bit of intelligence to make. You ever seen a dumb bomb maker? I haven't. Even expert bomb makers can screw up and get a finger blown off from time to time.
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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    I'm going to make strange looking watches and give them to everyone in the town with tickets to Hawaii.

    I think that watch looks strange. Lets see that. Oh yeah, that **** is strange.

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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The fact they only charged him with possessing materials to make an explosive device is pretty clear that they don't have anything on him.Practically anything could be used to make an explosive or explosive device.
    Maybe. But taking very suspicious items onto an aircraft is sure to get attention.

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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    As claimed by whom? MacGuyver?
    You over estimate the difficulty in making an explosive device.


    Bombs are from what I've seen are pretty complex and require quite a bit of intelligence to make.
    Have you ever seen a firecracker? All it's just cardboard or paper,black explosive powder, and a fuse.
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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    As claimed by whom? MacGuyver? Bombs are from what I've seen are pretty complex and require quite a bit of intelligence to make. You ever seen a dumb bomb maker? I haven't. Even expert bomb makers can screw up and get a finger blown off from time to time.
    Are you kidding me? Anyone with high school science knowledge can make a bomb. Drano and aluminum foil they call a "bomb" these days. Making things explode is easy, it's the reverse which is hard.
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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Sigh. I have two flash units for my camera, Nikon SB-800s, each packing enough wallop to kill a horse. Never once had an issue getting them on a plane. You are not safe. You never were. You never will be.
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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Maybe. But taking very suspicious items onto an aircraft is sure to get attention.

    He got it.
    The only people that item may have been suspicious to is the TSA.
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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Are you kidding me? Anyone with high school science knowledge can make a bomb. Drano and aluminum foil they call a "bomb" these days. Making things explode is easy, it's the reverse which is hard.
    I don't think he even user matches, lit some fireworks or knows how a bullet fires from a gun seeing how he thinks bombs are complex and require a bit of intelligence to make an explosive.
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    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    As claimed by whom? MacGuyver? Bombs are from what I've seen are pretty complex and require quite a bit of intelligence to make. You ever seen a dumb bomb maker? I haven't. Even expert bomb makers can screw up and get a finger blown off from time to time.
    Not really. I built one when I was 15 or so. I wasn't very smart back then, or I wouldn't have built it.
    Oh, no I wasn't a terrorist, just a dumb kid who wanted to see something go boom, and it did. I still have scars from it, too.
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    Re: Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Not really. I built one when I was 15 or so. I wasn't very smart back then, or I wouldn't have built it.
    Oh, no I wasn't a terrorist, just a dumb kid who wanted to see something go boom, and it did. I still have scars from it, too.
    We used to do it too but I have no scars from it.

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