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Beauty queen in Utah charged with possessing bombs
AP ^ | 8/10/2013

Posted on 08/10/2013 3:50:42 AM PDT by markomalley

Prosecutors filed charges of bomb possession Friday against a recently crowned Utah beauty pageant winner.

Kendra McKenzie Gill was arrested last weekend with three accomplices for what one described as a prank. All four face the same set of four felony charges, prosecutor Blake Nakamura said Friday.

The 18-year-olds were arrested Saturday after driving around neighborhoods and allegedly tossing plastic bottles filled with caustic chemicals at people they knew. Nobody was injured.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: bomb

1 posted on 08/10/2013 3:50:42 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

While it sounds like a prank to me (toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil?), all I can say is I am glad I’m not a kid today. Everything is a felony...


2 posted on 08/10/2013 3:56:36 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Okay, apparently the reaction in the plastic bottle produces enough pressure to make the bottle explode (pressure explosion, not pyrotechnic) with a loud bang, about the equivalent of pepsi and mentos and getting the top on tight before they mix.

I never realized that was a felony.

Maybe in a glass bottle...

3 posted on 08/10/2013 4:02:19 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe
While it sounds like a prank to me (toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil?), all I can say is I am glad I’m not a kid today. Everything is a felony...

If I was a kid today, and did what I did in the 70's, I would be in prison. Luckily back then, Cops would just shake their heads call us "stupid kids," and send us home. Thank God people back then were less tolerant and didn't practice Tolerance like they do today.

4 posted on 08/10/2013 4:02:55 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: D Rider
This sounds like stupid kid tricks to me, too. We did stuff then that was still legal, but now would have a person serving hard time.

I guess the Government needs to keep police busy to keep the heat off the real criminals (in the Government).

5 posted on 08/10/2013 4:07:13 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

In this girl’s case, I’d take the word beauty out of beauty queen. She’s no beauty.


6 posted on 08/10/2013 4:12:04 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47
It is amazing how plain Jane a lot of otherwise glamorous women look without makeup. Add to that a look of consternation, and dressing down, and a lot of the glamour goes away.

She'd likely look a lot better with better lighting, relaxed features, a little make-up, and a smile, but she is hardly in a situation where any of those is easily obtainable.

That photo is of the same quality as the average mug shot.

7 posted on 08/10/2013 4:20:35 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: markomalley
There must be some REAL ugly girls in Utah.
She is no beauty in the eyes of The Deacon. . . .
8 posted on 08/10/2013 4:31:12 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Future trayvons: Make sure the CRAKA ain't packing HEAT before you sucker punch him. . .)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“Way back then” the BATFE didn’t exist and “law” didn’t fill books to the the point of making anyone a felon. And that is the idea behind the “law” today. Not punishment but the wholesale criminalization of the populace. Which amounts to nothing more than “control”. I’m reminded of “stroke of the pen, law of the land” from one of the Clinton gang.


9 posted on 08/10/2013 4:34:43 AM PDT by wita
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To: DeaconRed

Do a google search for her name. She cleans up ok.


10 posted on 08/10/2013 4:39:06 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: markomalley

We used M-80’s back in the day.

Just some kids having fun.

Should be talked to, and grounded for two weeks


11 posted on 08/10/2013 4:39:40 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: markomalley

A ‘bomb’
In the new world order a ‘bomb’ is anything the police want it to be. Mix baking soda and vinegar and it’s a ‘bomb’


12 posted on 08/10/2013 4:54:56 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism is contrary to human nature. Promoting liberalism comes from a strong hatred of self.)
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To: Smokin' Joe; et al

It is amazing how plain Jane a lot of otherwise glamorous women look without makeup.
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False advertising at its finest.....


13 posted on 08/10/2013 5:00:06 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Sadly, it does represent the more wicked tone of the modern times. It looks hateful to me. It just isn’t a harmless if shocking noise and a mess, it’s caustic chemicals. And for a beauty queen to do it... what kind of corrupted beauty is this? We are entering territory that looks a bit like the old Grimm tales.

People are getting really bosom buddies with Satan today. And the sad thing is, this devil is really a very small runt, next to God. Jesus can whip him in nothing flat. But it’s time, as always, for people to choose.


14 posted on 08/10/2013 5:01:41 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: S.O.S121.500

Oh, there’s nothing wrong with women using adornment to look prettier any more than for men to use adornment to look more handsome... to a point of reason of course. But the emphasis should be on beauty of soul and that comes from God. This gal acted like an ugly witch. Debate if we must about just how bad it ought to be treated as, but bad it is.


15 posted on 08/10/2013 5:05:11 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: markomalley

At my daughters birthday party several years back, I made dry ice bombs.

Same idea without chemicals. Two-liter bottles exploding from pressure sounds like dynamite. Great fun.

To treat these as if they are grenades is stupid.


16 posted on 08/10/2013 5:08:26 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: markomalley

17 posted on 08/10/2013 5:09:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: markomalley

The idiocy of some government officials have no bounds.


18 posted on 08/10/2013 5:09:43 AM PDT by microgood
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To: HiTech RedNeck
This gal acted like an ugly witch.

I'd still hit it.

19 posted on 08/10/2013 5:10:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
...it’s caustic chemicals

That people park their sensitive parts over residues of every day (toilet bowl cleaner). The chemicals react to produce the gas that makes the pressure that makes the bang. By virtue of that reaction, they should be rendered less caustic. They could have done the same thing with mentos and pepsi if they had been just a smidgin more creative. It's a firecracker without fire.

Now, maybe our ideas of fun differed when we were kids, but the stuff we made loud noises with was far more dangerous (ignition potential, sometimes shrapnel), even if we didn't throw them in anyone's general direction.

20 posted on 08/10/2013 5:21:11 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

When a box of sparklers and a roll of tape can get you charged with possessing “bomb making” materials, you know you have too many laws.


21 posted on 08/10/2013 5:27:09 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Smokin' Joe

She really is quite attractive ...


22 posted on 08/10/2013 5:29:14 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: markomalley
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Uh.

Er.

Um.

Sorry sweety. I'm all booked up. :^/

23 posted on 08/10/2013 5:30:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: D Rider

In the 70’s you had to do something serious to be arrested. When they caught kids being stupid in my hometown they would follow you home and then explain to your parents exactly what you had done. Sometimes they would stand there and make you confess to your parents.

I went to high school with a guy who was caught naked with his girlfriend in the back of a station wagon in a corn field. They were also drinking beer. An old farmer saw them and called the law because he had seen them before and he was tired of picking up their beer cans. The cops made them dress and then followed them back to her house. They made my friend admit the whole thing to the girls’ father, who just happened to be chief of police. They ended up marrying and having a bunch of kids. He also graduated from West Point. The entire trajectory of his life would have been different if he had been arrested and slapped with a DUI that night. I’m sure he wouldn’t have been admitted to West Point.


24 posted on 08/10/2013 5:32:19 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: markomalley

When constipation is a problem....switch to Metamucil.

25 posted on 08/10/2013 5:36:35 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: markomalley

This isn’t exactly harmless, got this from a friend a few years ago; kids were doing it...

Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in soda bottles
and capping it up - leaving it on lawns. When you go to pick up the trash,
and the bottle is shaken just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it
builds up a gas and explodes with enough force to remove some of your
extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well.

Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or
in the gutter, etc. Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A
little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil.. Disturb it by
moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your
face, eyes, etc.

People are finding these “bombs” in mailboxes and in their yards,
just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the trash. But,
you’ll never make it!!! It takes about 30 seconds to blow after you move the
thing.

See “SNOPES” below — it’s true — the video at SNOPES shows the
Indiana State Police Bomb Squad detonating one — it’s truly horrifying!
..... .. I checked “Truth or Fiction” and “they” agree this is TRUTH!!! So
be warned and beware.

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/bottlebomb.asp


26 posted on 08/10/2013 5:39:06 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: IMR 4350

Yep. (and that works, too...but I won;t say how I know that.)


27 posted on 08/10/2013 5:44:51 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Ken522

Yes. The worried/upset facial expression doesn’t do much for her, but she’d polish up well.


28 posted on 08/10/2013 5:48:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: TurkeyLurkey

The scnerio you used is one that someone would do to be meanspirited or cruel. I doubt that what these kids set out to do.

The story doesn’t say what they used to pressurize the bottle, so I doubt that it was truly ‘caustic’. That word was used because if they said what was really used most people would laugh at the police.


29 posted on 08/10/2013 6:15:14 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: windsorknot

http://youtu.be/3v98CPXNiSk

This might be the reason.


30 posted on 08/10/2013 6:38:45 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: markomalley

Did they shoot the dog?


31 posted on 08/10/2013 6:44:01 AM PDT by pilipo (GOP=Gutless Old Party)
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To: Balding_Eagle

I’m not questioning the kids’ motives,whether they were just having innocent fun (puke) or malicious...what they were doing was stupid. It has been around for a few years and the person who sent it to me was from Houston, where there were some injuries.


32 posted on 08/10/2013 6:53:25 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: markomalley

1959 and Molotov cocktails.

Those were the days.


33 posted on 08/10/2013 7:01:31 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: TurkeyLurkey

Motive does matter, if they were out to be malicious, felony charges are appropriate.

I’m reading this as just a bunch of 18 year olds do some stupid stuff, and while I’m sure you didn’t, there were a lot of us who did.

We realize that it isn’t right to be branded for life over something like this. In the world we live in, this could very well cost any one of those teenagers their life in the future.


34 posted on 08/10/2013 7:10:24 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

“I’m reading this as just a bunch of 18 year olds do some stupid stuff, and while I’m sure you didn’t”

Hey buddy, re-read my post...no need for you to make a personal jab...

“We realize that it isn’t right to be branded for life over something like this.”

At 18...maybe stupid, but not ignorant.


35 posted on 08/10/2013 8:10:21 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurkeyLurkey

You forgot to address the ‘costing them their lives ‘bit.


36 posted on 08/10/2013 8:16:37 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Well, you had some sense then. You didn’t toss it right at people, and you also flushed the toilet of your toilet cleaner before sitting... and certainly it was diluted with water at that point... you are stretching for what sounds like an excuse frankly.


37 posted on 08/10/2013 9:10:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

And the reason I point this out is not to pound anybody down but to say GET SOME SENSE AND STOP IT....


38 posted on 08/10/2013 9:11:48 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Because I think it’s overstated.


39 posted on 08/10/2013 9:12:04 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurkeyLurkey

In many states people with felony records cannot get concealed carry, or often even a gun.

If you don’t think concealed carry is important for personal safety, I’m glad you’re not heading up the organizations who lobby for it. Hopefully you do vote for politicians who support it.

Upthread you inferred that you had done crazy things in your youth. Would you give up your right to have a gun based on what you’ve done?


40 posted on 08/10/2013 9:42:54 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Have you been drinking? There’s nothing I’ve said that infers any such thing. Your comments to me are more than a bit out of hand, so I’ll just end with “have a nice day.”


41 posted on 08/10/2013 9:50:05 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurkeyLurkey

You stated that the possibility of them being killed in the future because of the charges being brought against them was overstated.

I simply pointed out that there is a rational reason for my original assertion.

You want to think it’s crazy, your choice, but it’s reasonable to consider that maybe they will need a gun in the future to save their lives, and they won’t have a gun because of the these unreasonable charges.

I also decided to make it a little more personal, considering you inferred that you had done stupid stuff too, by asking if you would give up your right to own a gun based on those things you had done.

Looks like the answer is a resounding NO!

So why should it be different for these kids, who by all measures are growing up in more personally dangerous times?


42 posted on 08/10/2013 10:03:26 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: markomalley

Better pics of her: http://m.today.com/style/utah-beauty-queen-accused-throwing-homemade-bombs-6C10851883


43 posted on 08/10/2013 10:16:59 AM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The toys we played with were nothing to goof off around. We knew that at the time, and believe it or not, safety was a definite consideration.


44 posted on 08/10/2013 10:47:36 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I agree with you. I didn’t know details but it sounded like she was being careless. But reports can be sloppy too. God actually thinks it’s fun too when we play in a reasonably safe manner, nothing being absolutely safe this side of glory. We might remember the bad old days when we played without football helmets, for example, but now we use the helmets and won’t go without them. Same as, when I ride a motorcycle, I will generally use a full face helmet (confessing that sometimes I rode for short distances in Illinois with no helmet). If it’s for a good reason, it’s good.


45 posted on 08/10/2013 1:31:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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