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To: Allan
Story is apparently COMPLETELY bogus.

http://www-msu.mcmaster.ca/sil/news/031023al.html

Go ahead, flame me and scream "coverup." Not like I'm not used to it :-)
19 posted on 11/07/2003 7:53:57 PM PST by John H K
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To: John H K
loftus talked about that. said canada had been denying it for a long time, then attributed the "mistake" to an extra space in his name that their computers missed. loftus said that KSM has talked to us about this guy.
32 posted on 11/07/2003 7:57:57 PM PST by oceanview
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To: John H K
Think you're on the right path...
If this was for real there would be a major hissy fit nation wide.
Since the source is iffy from the get-go I'm not planning on losing any sleep.
41 posted on 11/07/2003 8:02:26 PM PST by cavtrooper21 (I would have gone to work today, but the voices told me to stay home and FREEP!!)
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To: John H K
Your "bogus" rebuttal is dated Oct 23rd. If the post is accurate (today) I am relativly certain that WABC would have checked it out.

I am skeptical, but, its not like college would have anything to hide if it were true......Hmmmmm??.....

Semper Curious

49 posted on 11/07/2003 8:10:13 PM PST by Trident/Delta (Colt 1911 .45ACP .... The "original" point and click device.....)
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To: John H K
If he had stole 80kg from Canada, that would be more believable. Terrorism works best on the gullible who will panic at any hoax. (Send me $100 and I will bring back the Moon.)
89 posted on 11/07/2003 8:28:19 PM PST by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: John H K
[19]

I tend to agree with you.

What is Uranium Waste?

Is it 100% U235/U238/etc., or is it some lesser percent of U with other materials (possibly including other heavy radioactive materials)?

How much (of either 100% or some lesser %) is needed to make an effective dirty bomb?
116 posted on 11/07/2003 8:46:16 PM PST by Diddley (Liberal logic: I support the troops [read police], but I donít support the war [read fighting crime])
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To: John H K
I think I'll suspend judgment on this one.

For one thing, nuclear waste could very definitely be used in a dirty bomb. Can you imagine what a fuss the yuppies would make if nuclear radiation were scattered all over New York or LA?

For another, I'm not entirely reassured by this statement from McMaster's University: "The University has no record of this individual ever attending school here or accessing the reactor," said Mamdouh Shoukri, McMaster's vice-president research.

Mamdouh Shoukri?
126 posted on 11/07/2003 8:50:17 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: John H K
Story is apparently COMPLETELY bogus.

Then, from the article you cite ...

"Faculty and staff have been conducting extensive inventory checks to ensure no nuclear or radioactive materials are missing from the facilities. So far, the checks have shown no equipment is unaccounted for."

The assertion appears to be that no EQUIPMENT is missing. That assertion is not responsive to an inquiry as to whether all radioactive material is accounted for.

130 posted on 11/07/2003 8:51:38 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: John H K
"The University has no record of this individual ever attending school here or accessing the reactor," said Mamdouh Shoukri, McMaster's vice-president research, in a statement early Friday morning. "We have total confidence in the safety and security of the reactor. There is no indication whatsoever to substantiate the information in the story."

I wouldn't want to flame you, I hit the link to check it out, hoping this was more paranoia, but the word of someone called 'Mamdouh Shoukri' doesn't reassure me very much.

140 posted on 11/07/2003 8:57:46 PM PST by eldoradude (When all else fails, vote from the rooftops.)
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To: John H K
What is it in this article that convinces you that this story is "completely bogus"? I don't see anything that is conclusive either way. Why are you so sure?
188 posted on 11/07/2003 9:33:37 PM PST by CougarGA7
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To: John H K
Faculty and staff have been conducting extensive inventory checks to ensure no nuclear or radioactive materials are missing from the facilities. So far, the checks have shown no equipment is unaccounted for.

I note that this does not state that no materials are unaccounted for.

245 posted on 11/07/2003 10:42:57 PM PST by per loin
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To: John H K
It is still unknown as to whether El Shukrijumah may have enrolled under a false name if he had, in fact, been at McMaster.

I'm not inclined to hit the panic button either, but your statement that this is "completely bogus," based on the linked article is lame, John, since the story has as many loopholes as Loftus' claims. Since when do we at FR take media stories as gospel truth, either way?

I suggest you find more reliable data in your role as official FR skeptic.

309 posted on 11/08/2003 6:23:45 AM PST by browardchad
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To: John H K
"Story is apparently COMPLETELY bogus.."

Yeah, like I really have confidence in the statements made by Mamdouh Shoukri, McMaster's vice-president research.

Wake up and smell the roses! None of these people can be trusted. And the more they are given access to both materials and opportunities to use them, the greater "at risk" we will be.

Close the f$&king borders now! Send back all undocumented aliens and those who have overstayed their visiting privileges.
312 posted on 11/08/2003 6:49:51 AM PST by Spottys Spurs
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To: John H K
"said Mamdouh Shoukri, McMaster's vice-president research"

How reassuring - lol.

Incidentally, cargo plane? From Hamilton? Anybody ever been through Hamilton? Not the obvious thing for 180 lbs of nuclear waste. It is a giant rust-bucket of a port, the bottom of Lake Ontario, where everything goes for transhipment to Erie by rail. If this isn't pure hoax (big if) then you'd be looking for shipping not a plane.

346 posted on 11/08/2003 7:44:59 PM PST by JasonC
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