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Marathon bombs likely made from pressure cookers, shrapnel, sources say
fox news ^ | 4/16/2013 | fox news

Posted on 04/16/2013 11:58:44 AM PDT by tobyhill

Pressure cookers – possibly activated remotely by a cellphone – are believed to have been used to make the crude bombs that sent deadly shrapnel hurling into a crowd of onlookers and competitors at Monday’s Boston Marathon, experts told Fox News.

Doctors treating some of the 176 injured victims believe the explosives were packed with deadly shrapnel, including pellets, nails and sharp metallic objects – with some patients having “40 or more” such fragments embedded in their bodies.

“Many of them have severe wounds mostly in the lower part of their body – wounds related to the blast effect of the bomb, as well as small metallic fragments that entered their bodies – pellets, shrapnel, nails – that these bombs had,” George Velnahos, chief of trauma surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, said Tuesday.

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KEYWORDS: bostonmarathon; bostonmarathonattack; pressurecookerbomb; saudinational; terroristattack; wegetit
Ooops, someone forgot to check a couple bags!

Bush's Fault!

1 posted on 04/16/2013 11:58:44 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

In a way it IS Bush’s fault.

Why are there 80,000 Saudi “students” in this country when Saudis were the cause for 9/11/2001?


2 posted on 04/16/2013 12:07:51 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: tobyhill

That’s it! You have to register your pressure cooker! And forget about the 4 quart capacity, you can only own a 2 quart capacity pressure cooker. You are not allowed to conceal-carry a pressure cooker. If you want to own a pressure cooker you have to take a 40 hour cooking class, not take any anti-depressants, and for God’s sake, you CAN’T be a veteran. Fixed it. Next?


3 posted on 04/16/2013 12:08:30 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: tobyhill
"The pressure cooker acted as the timer"?

It's hard to believe that this kind of ignorance exists, but here is the proof!

4 posted on 04/16/2013 12:09:44 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

It even had its own stopwatch.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 12:11:53 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Someone told me long ago...
It is pretty easy to make a bomb, the tricky part is not being there when it goes off.


6 posted on 04/16/2013 12:13:40 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: 353FMG

Very valid point. I’m actually kind of sick of ALL of the foreign students with visas running over here at taxpayer’s expense.


7 posted on 04/16/2013 12:14:01 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

How could any backpack be allowed into this area, given the high profile nature of the event? It seems the 9/11 precautionary security was napping.


8 posted on 04/16/2013 12:22:23 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Repeal The 17th
Basic chemistry, basic physics, no magic.

I was in high school through the late 50s, and it's obvious that stuff I studied then must be taboo now, or, at least, none of today's "journalists" were ever exposed to it.

9 posted on 04/16/2013 12:22:28 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t see how it would be possible to use a cell phone to trigger such a device. If it were placed inside, the walls of the pressure cooker would act as a Faraday cage and block radio signals. If it were placed ouside, there would have to be wires running from the cell phone to the bomb inside the pressure cooker. The wires would compromise the seal and decrease the effectiveness of the pressure cooker in building up pressure immediately after detonation.


10 posted on 04/16/2013 12:22:34 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: 353FMG

Are you shit*ting me? Bush has been out of Office for over 5 years. How long does this Administration allow them to stay here. Before you start, I worked at a University until 4 years ago and I saw some great young Students sent home. This isn’t on Bush.


11 posted on 04/16/2013 12:22:36 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: tobyhill

Then you have not seen the many immigrants that join the welfare lines the moment they arrive.


12 posted on 04/16/2013 12:24:54 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: tobyhill
More foreign student visas..

More foreign worker visas..

More illegal aliens coming from Mexico..

A 'soft war' to undermine American CITIZENS, led by 0bama.

13 posted on 04/16/2013 12:25:11 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: SERKIT

I expect a run on them. I think prices are already going up. I have the strange urge to stock up myself!

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/search/?areaID=7&subAreaID=&query=pressure+cooker&catAbb=sss


14 posted on 04/16/2013 12:26:27 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: Paleo Conservative

It’s been reported they believe these bombs were on timers, not remotely detonated.


15 posted on 04/16/2013 12:26:28 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Pressure cooker bombs were often used by ETA in Spain and also, iirc, by the IRA. It’s a technique lthst was taught in the PLO camps.


16 posted on 04/16/2013 12:28:22 PM PDT by livius
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To: mortal19440

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2013/03/01/americans-must-do-more-to-welcome-saudi-scholarship-students

Sorry Mr. Mortal, but GW had quite a bit to do with the large number of SAUDI students in our universities. He was pretty chummy with King Abdallah.


17 posted on 04/16/2013 12:30:42 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I played around with making powder from scratch as a lad back in the 60’s.
My interests were not malevolent, just scientific curiosity.
I was just trying to make my own homemade fireworks.
Never used anything any more sophisticated than a fuse to set them off.
I still carry burn scars on my hand from those days!


18 posted on 04/16/2013 12:31:16 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: tobyhill

> Pressure cookers – possibly activated remotely by a cellphone

Pressure cookers and cellphones are two more items to be banned because they kill people. /s


19 posted on 04/16/2013 12:38:08 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

What you say is true but they could easily utilize an insulated feed-through in the pressure cooker to maintain the integrity of the vessel. It would have to be soldered or welded in.


20 posted on 04/16/2013 12:40:10 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: tobyhill

Citizens don’t really need these hi-capacity cookers, do they? When will Obama start buying back these deadly cookers?


21 posted on 04/16/2013 12:44:06 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: 353FMG

You mean the guy posting with a pretty special gold SIG?


22 posted on 04/16/2013 12:45:35 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 353FMG

Why wasn’t Saudi Arabia glassed over on 9/12/01?


23 posted on 04/16/2013 12:49:38 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: showme_the_Glory
Pressure Cooker...

Assult Pressure Cooker...


24 posted on 04/16/2013 12:54:50 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: skimbell

Bombs made out of pressure cookers? Okay... the bomber was either a bored housewife, or someone who just got cut from “Hell’s Kitchen”.


25 posted on 04/16/2013 1:17:33 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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26 posted on 04/16/2013 1:19:22 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: skimbell

Thanks for Clarification. My Cooker looks legal!!!!


27 posted on 04/16/2013 1:53:21 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: 353FMG
Why are there 80,000 Saudi “students” in this country when Saudis were the cause for 9/11/2001?

Hey, didn't you see that Juan Skerry [who by the way served in Vietnam] said that the guns in America were scaring off foreign students?

28 posted on 04/16/2013 1:58:34 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: skimbell

Well, I’m glad that you posted a picture of the deadly instruments. Our pressure cooker is one that has the weight on the top, so it must not be a suspect.


29 posted on 04/16/2013 2:02:35 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

No, not that guy — he is filthy rich.

But most of those new arrivals come from that continent south of Europe.


30 posted on 04/16/2013 2:04:20 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: tobyhill

Actually those students are highly recruited by US colleges and universities because they pay top dollar.


31 posted on 04/16/2013 2:04:44 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

>> Actually those students are highly recruited by US colleges and universities because they pay top dollar.

Asians, lately Chinese, they pay a different $$$ than other foreign students except for the ME students.


32 posted on 04/16/2013 2:10:27 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 353FMG
Why are there 80,000 Saudi “students” in this country when Saudis were the cause for 9/11/2001?

Cause Saddam wants to take away our Freedom.

33 posted on 04/16/2013 2:13:02 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: jmacusa

Do you have any idea how many Americans are living in Saudi with families in the States?


34 posted on 04/16/2013 2:41:39 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Sirius Lee

Sadam Hussein was kinder and more tolerant toward Christians than Saudi’s king ever was.


35 posted on 04/16/2013 3:10:12 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

WALMART has just announced that they will no longer sell pressure cookers in their stores or online


36 posted on 04/16/2013 3:15:38 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: Jyotishi

I really don’t understand how a pressure cooker in a backpack is used to make a bomb. What builds up the pressure?


37 posted on 04/16/2013 3:16:26 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Wordkraft

> I really don’t understand how a pressure cooker in a backpack is used to make a bomb. What builds up the pressure?

No idea.


38 posted on 04/16/2013 3:27:13 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Repeal The 17th
My homemade powder burn scars are on the right side of my face. Came close to blinding me, & I had to pick the powder out of my face with tweezers. Hurt like hell. Told my mom I fell off my bike & scraped my face.

Seriously, public trashcans seem to be an obvious place to put a bomb. How many bomber movies had the bomb in a public trashcan? Maybe frequent checks of these cans at public events are necessary. Given that pedestrian trash is rarely large & bulky, trashcan openings can be much smaller. The cans can be placed in the open so that they are easily observed by all. They should be emptied just prior to a public event. If these bombs were on timers, then they could have been there for hours.

39 posted on 04/16/2013 4:14:09 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: kjam22
I dunno...I went to a food demonstration at Honeyville Farms a few months ago (Honeyville Farms is a big Mormon supplier of basically prepping foods and materials). The chef running the demo (tamales from nearly all dried materials in the warehouse, very good too) used a (dun, dun, dun....) pressure cooker.

Mormon, prepper, pressure cooker. Need we say more?

40 posted on 04/16/2013 4:18:39 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Mister Da

If you picture the thumb and index finger of your right hand...
poised just like you would grip anything...
in my case a match...
one of my powder test batches flashed and charred all the hide right off.
Doctor at emergency room said he was on the verge of buying a Lee reloader and I changed his mind.


41 posted on 04/16/2013 4:27:18 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Jyotishi

It seems impossible to me..


42 posted on 04/16/2013 4:27:23 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Repeal The 17th

Yeah, but we had fun & learned something, too.


43 posted on 04/16/2013 4:39:54 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Mister Da

That same curiosity led me to eventually get a bachelor of science degree...
I still likes me some good fireworks, but I settle for the store-bought kind.


44 posted on 04/16/2013 5:51:58 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: InterceptPoint

Insulated with what? Fiberglass? Rubber or plastic insulation isn’t going to survive welding or soldering.


45 posted on 04/16/2013 6:52:21 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Wordkraft

Gunpowder. Think of it like a canon, but with the muzzle plugged up real good.


46 posted on 04/16/2013 6:55:54 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Paleo Conservative

Insulated with what? Fiberglass? Rubber or plastic insulation isn’t going to survive welding or soldering.
+++++++++++++
Standard feed-throughs consist of a metal jacket, often threaded, with a metal center conductor and glass as the insulating material. All three components are fused together at high temperature.


47 posted on 04/16/2013 7:52:36 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: 353FMG

Evacuate them. I’m was using hyperbole. Maybe I should have been more obvious.


48 posted on 04/16/2013 10:57:29 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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