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Suspicious Pressure Cooker Leads To Bomb Scare
KDKA PITTSBURGH ^ | 4/17/13

Posted on 04/18/2013 8:50:24 AM PDT by Kartographer

Pittsburgh police and the Allegheny County bomb squad were called to the Cardello Building on the North Shore area of Pittsburgh after a suspicious package was discovered.

Police say a wife of one of the workers at the building ordered a pressure cooker, and had it shipped to her husband’s office at the building.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: boston; marathon; pittsburgh
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Well, well, well I and a good number of fellow FReepers were taken to task yesterday for suggesting that there would soon be a move by government to restricted pressure cookers.
1 posted on 04/18/2013 8:50:24 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Only assault pressure cookers will be restricted.


2 posted on 04/18/2013 8:52:56 AM PDT by ArGee (I wanted to be alone with my thoughts, but they stood me up.)
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To: Kartographer

I noticed immediately when the mediots started using the same language they use when talking about guns.

One of the talking heads on FOX asked “Who really needs these pressure cookers anyway?”


3 posted on 04/18/2013 8:54:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kartographer
Are you kidding? Some freepers are so clueless that they don't know real people have and use pressure cookers.

After all, life as they know it on the east coast in the big city doesn't require a pressure cooker.

/johnny

4 posted on 04/18/2013 8:55:26 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

One thing bout Pittsburgh - people vote Democrat, but there are a lot of patriotic people here who care about their fellow Americans. I think we are going to have scares all over the country, thanks to the Obama Regime’s ineptitude.


5 posted on 04/18/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: ArGee

The NRA will be blamed.


6 posted on 04/18/2013 8:55:45 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: Kartographer

Did the husband forget to ask that a background check be run on his wife before buying it for her?


7 posted on 04/18/2013 8:56:34 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: PghBaldy

We also had a LOT of suspicious package scares and anthrax scares, all non-threats of course, because of 9/11 etc. In a way I consider this a good sign, that people know abut Boston and want to help. I also blame Obama for the lousy handling of this so far.


8 posted on 04/18/2013 8:57:51 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Kartographer

An experiment: buy two pressure cookers. See what happens.


9 posted on 04/18/2013 8:58:39 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’ve got a 22 quart pressure cooker that I don’t use (It was great grannies and is old enough to concern me) and a 16 quart cooker that I use to weaponize salsa in the fall.


10 posted on 04/18/2013 9:00:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kartographer

Janet Napolitano will soon be announcing a ban on all church suppers. Turns out that high capacity pressure cookers are associated with these events.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 9:00:46 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: ArGee
You mean like this one?


With all the 'scray' black stuff on it?

12 posted on 04/18/2013 9:01:58 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: ArGee
"Laugh-In Looks at the News", ... 2 years from now" After numerous successful lawsuits, Pressure Cooker manufacturers have been forced to add a new warning lable to their products. Danger! Bomb Making Hassard.
13 posted on 04/18/2013 9:01:59 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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"Laugh-In Looks at the News", ... 2 years from now" After numerous successful lawsuits, Pressure Cooker manufacturers have been forced to add a new warning lable to their products. Danger! Bomb Making Hassard.
14 posted on 04/18/2013 9:02:13 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Gamecock

I think that’s the NPCA (National Pressure Cooker Association). “Out of my hot, oven-mitt-wearing hands!”


15 posted on 04/18/2013 9:03:01 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Are you kidding? Some freepers are so clueless that they don't know real people have and use pressure cookers.

Every Prepper should have at least one.

16 posted on 04/18/2013 9:04:43 AM PDT by Starstruck (Question. What would the U.S. look like today if there was no 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Noumenon; Marcella
An experiment: buy two pressure cookers.

If I bought 2 more pressure cookers, I'd have to get a wife to help operate them and plumb in the gas for another stove, since the ones I have already take up 4 hobs.

Nope. Safer to starve than buy 2 more pressure cookers.

You have to think through the implications and after effects.

I ain't getting married again. I wouldn't mind having another stove though...

/johnny

17 posted on 04/18/2013 9:04:56 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

and look at all those scarey buttons too


18 posted on 04/18/2013 9:06:18 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: cripplecreek
One of the aluminum monsters? I love those.

Just don't make booze in it.

/johnny

19 posted on 04/18/2013 9:07:13 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek

The real problem is the detonating device. Cell phones next?? You must register. No more throw aways....Just wait..


20 posted on 04/18/2013 9:10:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: centurion316

They just cancelled our chili cookoff. They should be more concerned about air quality at the event.


21 posted on 04/18/2013 9:11:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’ve also got a big ole cast iron cauldron I wanna cook something in. I just need to put together some kind of tripod to hang it over a fire.


22 posted on 04/18/2013 9:12:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
If it's authentic, it was probably last used for doing laundry, making soap, or rendering lard. You'll want to clean it.

I've got trivets for using pots in the fireplace. In the field, just cut 3 sticks and hang it.

/johnny

23 posted on 04/18/2013 9:15:15 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sacajaweau

I bet some of that methane reaches explosive levels...


24 posted on 04/18/2013 9:16:21 AM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Kartographer

That was yesterday. Now because of the Ricin thing, Harry Reid wants people to get a background check before they can buy rice.

“It’s not a ban on rice,” says Reid, “It’s just to keep rice out of the hands of criminals.” He promised that it would not lead to rice registration or confiscation.

The American Rice Growers Association immediately responded by saying something so profane that it is not legal for publication in 45 US states.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg immediately purchased 400,000 metric tons of rice for his own personal use, and is now demanding that rice be outlawed in New York City, which the New York City Council agreed to put into law even before they knew what they were agreeing to, as usual.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is now banning the sale of rice in Chicago, unless each seed is microstamped with a unique identification number, using a technology that will never be developed.

Senator Dianne Feinstein then went on a racist rant about how “rice-eating radical Republican Tea Party Asians” are responsible for much of the rice related terrorism in the United States, and how large volume cooking woks and chopsticks should also be banned.

Most MSM shows have called for a “national dialogue about rice cookers.”


25 posted on 04/18/2013 9:17:28 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Kartographer

Anybody know where I can get a new seal for a WWII-era National Victory pressure cooker? I’ve got one, NIB complete with all the paperwork I got at an estate sale, but it needs a new seal....


26 posted on 04/18/2013 9:18:58 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Sacajaweau

There are all types of pressure vessels that could be used as well. When I was a paint room foreman, I was surrounded by pressure pots from 1 pint size up to big old 25 gallon monsters.

We had one of the big ones develop a crack in the lid once and had to evacuate the paint room, shut off the compressor and wait till the pressure equalized to replace it.


27 posted on 04/18/2013 9:19:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tacticalogic

I suspect that you will soon have a visit from DHS


28 posted on 04/18/2013 9:22:17 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

29 posted on 04/18/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Kartographer

Up here in the ‘burgh (at least in the countryside around it), pressure cookers in homes are about as common as guns. We do a lot of canning.


30 posted on 04/18/2013 9:24:50 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Kartographer
I suspect that you will soon have a visit from DHS

Tac Jr. is a nuke on one of our fast-attack subs. I suspect they've already got a file on me.......

31 posted on 04/18/2013 9:26:01 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

Years ago when I had a second cousin going into military intel the FBI showed up to question me.

They asked questions about her but I got the distinct impression that they were checking me out.


32 posted on 04/18/2013 9:29:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Also ban potato ricers which can turn otherwise peaceful potatoes into poisonous ricin. Or at least our Congressidiots might believe so.

33 posted on 04/18/2013 9:33:10 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: KarlInOhio
And high capacity assault nail guns.

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34 posted on 04/18/2013 9:34:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

My mom use to use one back in the 70s and 80s to can stuff. She was always really nervous using it because she knew what steam pressure could do. Dad always warned her if that little valve on top stopped whistling to head for the hills because it was going to put that thing into orbit. When the whistle would stop momentarily, the adults in the house would all turn and look nervously.......than after a moment it would start letting off steam again and everyone returned to “as you were” status.


35 posted on 04/18/2013 9:38:17 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Kartographer

QVC is now a terrorist organization.


36 posted on 04/18/2013 9:41:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MachIV
The sound of dominos being shuffled. Weight stops rocking. Heads turn.

Weight resumes rocking, dominoes go back to being shuffled.

The memories and smells of childhood.

We lived through it.

/johnny

37 posted on 04/18/2013 9:43:09 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek
Three good solid pieces of re-rod, fastened together at the top with a couple of hose clamps, a chain, and an S-hook, should do the trick. I think you can buy one for around 45 bucks.

You don't know what's been in that cauldron, so I concur with cleaning it WELL. Cast iron has pores in it, so you will want to boil it extremely hard with lye for a good long time, then boil with 2-3 changes of water. And if there is ANY chance that something really nasty (pesticides, etc.) has been in it, just use it for a display piece.

38 posted on 04/18/2013 9:45:13 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Kartographer

That pressure cooker was straw-purchased.


39 posted on 04/18/2013 9:46:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

NPCA - soon to be a highly-funded lobby group, sending representatives to argue with David Gregory every Sunday.


40 posted on 04/18/2013 9:48:26 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: KarlInOhio

Probably only the “fully automatic” ricers, not the hand held, semi automatic ricers, which many people need to rice their potatoes when they are hunting and target mashing.


41 posted on 04/18/2013 9:48:38 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: MachIV

One time my mom was cooking navy beans in ours. She got busy and forgot to put the valve on the top. The beans were making their exit out the tiny opening and covered the entire ceiling over the stove. Never were able to totally remove them. What a mess. Have to laugh about it now.

Was back in the mid 1940’s. The house is still there and probably the remnants of those beans.


42 posted on 04/18/2013 9:48:55 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: cripplecreek
Three good solid pieces of re-rod, fastened together at the top with a couple of hose clamps, a chain, and an S-hook, should do the trick. I think you can buy one for around 45 bucks.

You don't know what's been in that cauldron, so I concur with cleaning it WELL. Cast iron has pores in it, so you will want to boil it extremely hard with lye for a good long time, then boil with 2-3 changes of water. And if there is ANY chance that something really nasty (pesticides, etc.) has been in it, just use it for a display piece.

43 posted on 04/18/2013 9:52:46 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: cripplecreek

Next thing some inventive genius will design and make an adapter for the nail gun so they can shoot bullets!!!

When I was in 7th grade they took us on a tour of the state police training facility which had a museum of all the confiscated homemade weapons. Wow was that dangerous information. Showing a 12 year old how to make a rat trap 12 gauge shotgun and a zip gun. Never made any of them, but it would be easy.


44 posted on 04/18/2013 9:56:39 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired
Wow was that dangerous information. Showing a 12 year old how to make a rat trap 12 gauge shotgun and a zip gun. Never made any of them, but it would be easy.

Which is why our media is a bunch of complete effing morons for running detailed step-by-step instructions on how to build a pressure cooker bomb continuously since Tuesday.


45 posted on 04/18/2013 10:07:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kartographer

A pressure cooker in my kitchen would be pretty suspicious - I’m still struggling with pans with lids!


46 posted on 04/18/2013 10:08:55 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: ArGee

I think we may need a national pressure cooker registry! When pressure cookers are outlawed, only outlaws will have pressure cookers!


47 posted on 04/18/2013 10:09:31 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m going to have to take my 3 for a boat ride.


48 posted on 04/18/2013 10:24:02 AM PDT by bgill
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To: cripplecreek
I’ve got a 22 quart pressure cooker that I don’t use (It was great grannies and is old enough to concern me)

Take it down to your local home extension office and they'll check it out for free. You can find them in the county government pages of the phone book or look online. A 4-H kid can also direct you to them.

49 posted on 04/18/2013 10:26:53 AM PDT by bgill
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To: tacticalogic

Who’s the manufacturer? If it’s Presto, they have a site with every replacement part you’ll need. I’m sure other brands have sites, too.

http://gopresto.com/products/parts.php


50 posted on 04/18/2013 10:31:24 AM PDT by bgill
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