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Bomb-making factory found in Brooklyn apartment of Columbia professor
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2008/01/21/2008-01-21_bombmaking_factory_found_in_brooklyn_apa-3.html ^

Posted on 01/22/2008 7:31:19 PM PST by stickman20089

Police stumbled upon a bomb-making factory Sunday in the home of a Columbia professor who specializes in the spread of infectious disease - and are investigating whether he and his roommate have terror ties. Cops evacuated the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood around the Remsen St. home of Michael Clatts, a medical anthropologist, after finding seven pipe bombs fitted with fuses in his flat, police sources said. The frightening cache was discovered almost by accident - Ivaylo Ivanov, the man living with Clatts, accidentally shot off the tip of his left index finger and sought police help in the street about 1:15 a.m. When investigators went to the 37-year-old Ivanov's apartment, they found the bombs, already capped on both ends and filled with powder. One of the pipe bombs was inserted into a Nerf football, cops said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aids; amerithrax; bombs; brooklynheights; clatts; columbiau; columbiauniversity; football; hatfill; ieds; ivayloivanov; mailmanschool; michaelclatts; nerf; nerfball; pipebombs; rosenberg; toys
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1 posted on 01/22/2008 7:31:20 PM PST by stickman20089
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To: stickman20089

Got to be a mistake, Rudy made NYC safe already!


2 posted on 01/22/2008 7:36:32 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: stickman20089

Columbia University has pulled the professors biography


3 posted on 01/22/2008 7:37:20 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (Number1FredHeadSwitch2Mitt)
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To: stickman20089

Columbia University has pulled the professors profile from their website


4 posted on 01/22/2008 7:37:49 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (Number1FredHeadSwitch2Mitt)
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To: stickman20089

I wonder if he had a generic name, Smith or Brown?


5 posted on 01/22/2008 7:37:52 PM PST by boomop1
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To: stickman20089
Columbia University. Possible terrorist ties?

Where have I heard these two statements before...?

6 posted on 01/22/2008 7:38:16 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (To Err Is Human. To Arr is Pirate. To Unnngh! is Freeper.)
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To: boomop1

OIC


7 posted on 01/22/2008 7:38:45 PM PST by boomop1
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To: stickman20089

What a couple of doofus’s.
Why would you go to the cops for medical aid when you shot your own finger off?

And whats with the nerf football bomb?


8 posted on 01/22/2008 7:40:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: devolve

Interesting ping!


9 posted on 01/22/2008 7:40:25 PM PST by potlatch ("Kindness is more important than wisdom, the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom" - Rubin)
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To: stickman20089
One of the pipe bombs was inserted into a Nerf football,

When Nerfs are outlawed only outlaws will have Nerfs?

Come on, you know someone was going to say it!

10 posted on 01/22/2008 7:41:20 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (To Err Is Human. To Arr is Pirate. To Unnngh! is Freeper.)
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To: stickman20089

GO OUT FOR THE LOoooNG BOMB!

11 posted on 01/22/2008 7:42:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: stocksthatgoup
NDRI didn't.

Michael C. Clatts, PhD is a medical anthropologist whose principal area of interest is in community epidemiology and the development of community-based public health programs. Dr. Clatts is a Principal Investigator within the Institute for International Research on Youth at Risk at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. He is also a Professor at the Universidad de Puerto Rico and an Associate Professor in the Department of Socio Medical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Clatts was one of the first social scientists involved in HIV research, having participated in the first NIH epidemiological study of risk factors of AIDS in 1981. Subsequently, he has conducted a number of epidemiological studies related to HIV risk in NYC. These include two NIDA-funded studies of out-of-treatment drug injectors; a CDC-funded evaluation of AIDS outreach and prevention services for homeless youth; an AMFAR-funded study of homeless youths' risk from the NYC street economy; a HOPWA-funded needs assessment of HIV-related services for homeless youth in NYC; and, a NIDA-funded study of HIV risk among young men who have sex with men. Dr. Clatts serves as the Principal Investigator on three NIDA-funded studies which combine comparative ethnographic methods and laboratory virology in the study of HIV transmission in high risk drug injection practices, including heroin, crack-cocaine, and methamphetamines. Currently, Dr. Clatts is leading a NIDA-funded study of HIV risk among young injectors in the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

12 posted on 01/22/2008 7:43:42 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (To Err Is Human. To Arr is Pirate. To Unnngh! is Freeper.)
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To: K4Harty

BTW, I love nerf footballs! Those things sail!


13 posted on 01/22/2008 7:44:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: stocksthatgoup

Here is another bio:

Michael C. Clatts, PhD is a medical anthropologist whose principal area of interest is in community epidemiology and the development of community-based public health programs. Dr. Clatts is a Principal Investigator within the Institute for International Research on Youth at Risk at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. He is also a Professor at the Universidad de Puerto Rico and an Associate Professor in the Department of Socio Medical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Clatts was one of the first social scientists involved in HIV research, having participated in the first NIH epidemiological study of risk factors of AIDS in 1981. Subsequently, he has conducted a number of epidemiological studies related to HIV risk in NYC. These include two NIDA-funded studies of out-of-treatment drug injectors; a CDC-funded evaluation of AIDS outreach and prevention services for homeless youth; an AMFAR-funded study of homeless youths’ risk from the NYC street economy; a HOPWA-funded needs assessment of HIV-related services for homeless youth in NYC; and, a NIDA-funded study of HIV risk among young men who have sex with men. Dr. Clatts serves as the Principal Investigator on three NIDA-funded studies which combine comparative ethnographic methods and laboratory virology in the study of HIV transmission in high risk drug injection practices, including heroin, crack-cocaine, and methamphetamines. Currently, Dr. Clatts is leading a NIDA-funded study of HIV risk among young injectors in the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.


14 posted on 01/22/2008 7:44:57 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: K4Harty
At the moment I'm digging through to see if Barbara Hatch Rosenberg has a tie to this Cleets guy.

She and he both have links through Columbia University and the field of epidemiology.

This Cleets fellow is just the sort of candidate I had in mind under the theory that a leftwingtard had arranged to conduct the anthrax attack ~ and was then "used" by the Islamofascists to do the job. Babs would, of course, seek to "protect" her colleague.

Hope the cops do a bit of waterboarding on this puke, and then on Babs and her other friends.

We may have hit some paydirt here.

15 posted on 01/22/2008 7:45:40 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: K4Harty

Sounds like Dr Clatts was interested in another type of balls


16 posted on 01/22/2008 7:46:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: K4Harty
http://www.mailmanschool.org/msphfacdir/profile_view.asp?dept= will give you the names of Clatts closest professional associates at the MailManSchool at Columbia.

Interesting name eh? The anthrax attack was conducted through the mail against postal installations of various kinds.

17 posted on 01/22/2008 7:48:13 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: stickman20089

Selected Publications

Lankenau, S., Clatts, M., Welle, D., Goldsamt, L., and Gwadz, M. (2005). Street Careers: Homelessness, Drug Use, and Hustling Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men. International Journal of Drug Policy. 16:10-18.

Lankenau , S., Clatts, M., Goldsamt, L., and Welle, D. (2004) Crack Cocaine Injection Practices and HIV Risk: Findings from New York and Bridgeport. Journal of Drug Issues, 34, 2: 319-332.

Lankenau, S., and Clatts, M. (2004) Drug Injection Practices among High-Risk Youth: The First Shot of Ketamine. Journal of Urban Health, 81(2): 232-248.

Lankenau, S. and Clatts, M. (2002) Ketamine injection among high risk youths: Preliminary findings from New York City. The Journal of Drug Issues, 32, 3: 893-906.


18 posted on 01/22/2008 7:49:04 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (Number1FredHeadSwitch2Mitt)
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To: stickman20089

http://gothamist.com/2008/01/22/man_with_aresen.php

Man with Arsenal Also Responsible for Swastikas

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“Ivanov, who his lawyer says is Jewish, claims that the pipe bombs were for fishing and the weapons were for “self defense.” He was charged with 46 counts of hate crimes and criminal possession of a weapon last night in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Neighbors seemed to be suspicious of Ivanov, who could be heard drilling things and said that he was “sick of all the Arabs coming in and out of the building.”


19 posted on 01/22/2008 7:50:26 PM PST by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: stickman20089

IVAYLO: WHAT HAPPEN?
DOCTOR: YOU NOT KNOW WHAT YOU DOING.


20 posted on 01/22/2008 7:50:41 PM PST by RichInOC (HA HA HA HA....)
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