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26 Pounds Of Dynamite Stolen, Detonation Cord Stolen
The Denver Channel ^

Posted on 06/30/2005 1:20:49 PM PDT by Millee

DURANGO, Colo. -- Authorities said someone stole about 26 pounds of dynamite and detonation cord from a Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad facility.

The material disappeared Tuesday from a storage building at Rockwood, said Dan Bender, spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff's Office.

"Although thefts of explosives in this area are not common, they're certainly not unheard of, and there's a variety of industrial and agricultural uses for explosives of that type," he said. "There are any number of legitimate uses for it other than making a bomb."

The explosives included one-third of a pound and 4-pound sticks, Bender said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: explosives; theft; turass
"Although thefts of explosives in this area are not common, they're certainly not unheard of, and there's a variety of industrial and agricultural uses for explosives of that type," he said. "There are any number of legitimate uses for it other than making a bomb."

Whew! As long as there's no reason to be concerned. Unless someone is planning on making a big BOOM for the 4th of July.
1 posted on 06/30/2005 1:20:50 PM PDT by Millee
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To: Millee

I'd like to have some of that det cord


2 posted on 06/30/2005 1:23:37 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Echo Talon
Yes. Very handy for taking down trees.

This is a potential Darwin awardee! Idiot will probably try to use the det cord as a fuse.
3 posted on 06/30/2005 1:29:11 PM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: Millee

But who? (or is it "Whom"?)


4 posted on 06/30/2005 1:30:07 PM PDT by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: fireforeffect

LOL! yea wrap it about a tree and ... timber.. :D


5 posted on 06/30/2005 1:31:07 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: fireforeffect
This is a potential Darwin awardee! Idiot will probably try to use the det cord as a fuse.

You know you are probably right, Boy is he in for a suprise det cord burns at 26,400 FT (5 miles) per second.
6 posted on 06/30/2005 1:32:10 PM PDT by Cool Multiservice Soldier (Newer screen name. but same attitude, same service, same political incorrectness since 1999.)
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To: fireforeffect
DURANGO, Colo.

Where Darwin never sleeps.

7 posted on 06/30/2005 1:32:19 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Millee

I predict there will be many explosions on Monday.

Just a Hunch....


8 posted on 06/30/2005 1:34:22 PM PDT by Sonar5 (60+ Million have Spoken Clearly - "We Want Our Country Back")
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To: Sonar5

I mean it is the 4th of July.

Probably just a Tree Removal Company low on stock...


9 posted on 06/30/2005 1:35:48 PM PDT by Sonar5 (60+ Million have Spoken Clearly - "We Want Our Country Back")
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To: Cool Multiservice Soldier
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!.........5 miles per second!

"Okay, Bubba, when I light this, run like hell!".........

10 posted on 06/30/2005 1:36:42 PM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Maybe they should change the name to MORONGO, Colorado........There already is one in California.........


11 posted on 06/30/2005 1:37:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: Red Badger

Hold mah beer! LOL.


12 posted on 06/30/2005 1:41:04 PM PDT by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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To: Millee

Some guys have all the fun.


13 posted on 06/30/2005 1:44:08 PM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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To: Types_with_Fist

Hey y'all...watch this!!


14 posted on 06/30/2005 1:44:43 PM PDT by DancesWithTrout
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To: Cool Multiservice Soldier

Now they need to find someone who runs about 6 miles per second to light the fuse. He shouldn't be too hard to track down.


15 posted on 06/30/2005 1:46:25 PM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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To: Millee

They just needed a reload for their Zalinsky.

16 posted on 06/30/2005 1:59:09 PM PDT by FreedomFarmer (Socialism is not an ideology, it is a disease. Eliminate the vectors.)
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To: Red Badger
I'm thinking this would be a "hey, Bubba, hold muh beer!" moment
17 posted on 06/30/2005 2:02:09 PM PDT by Cool Multiservice Soldier (Newer screen name. but same attitude, same service, same political incorrectness since 1999.)
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To: Red Badger

ROTFLMAO!!!


18 posted on 06/30/2005 2:03:33 PM PDT by Pylot
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To: Millee

Think they will need some CAPS if they plan to set the stuff off. At least one.


19 posted on 06/30/2005 2:20:14 PM PDT by Joee
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To: Millee

Gone Fishin'?


20 posted on 06/30/2005 2:56:14 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (No rolling stone ever says, "I want to be a Bryologist when I grow up!")
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To: Joee
"need some CAPS if they plan to..."

Wrap the DET cord around the explosives, leave a long tail and wrap the end around a road flare. Leave enough of the flare exposed for at least a ten minute burn, ignite and drive off a 1/2 or where ever.

21 posted on 06/30/2005 3:19:08 PM PDT by Deguello (**I've never done this, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn once.)
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To: fireforeffect
Idiot will probably try to use the det cord as a fuse.

"Idiot" probably came from Baghdad via Mexico. Probably knows exactly how to use them & when.

22 posted on 06/30/2005 3:21:03 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Millee

That reminds me, beavers have dammed up the bayou behind my parents house. I need to procure some dynamite and have really big 4th of July boom when I go home this weekend.


23 posted on 06/30/2005 3:24:13 PM PDT by somniferum
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To: JustAnotherOkie

LOL! I know!

We use it underground hard-rockin.

Sittin having lunch one day, and one of our guys lights the burn barrel to get rid of some trash.

KABOOOOMMMMMMMMMM!!!

We had misplaced about a four inch piece of det cord earlier that day...


24 posted on 06/30/2005 3:25:57 PM PDT by djf (Government wants the same things I do - MY guns, MY property, MY freedoms!)
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To: Cindy

ping


25 posted on 06/30/2005 4:19:07 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops and their Family's)
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To: All

I have an off topic question:

Luis Posada Carriles, an expert in explosives who was taught his trade by the US government and was an ex CIA operative, tried to blowup Castro in 2000 when he was here in Panama. His accomplices were caught with 30 pounds of C-4. My question is: What is C-4? Was he going to wipe out Castro or was it going to wipe out a city block in the process?

Thank you.


26 posted on 06/30/2005 4:50:47 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Millee
I lived in Deranged, co. for c. 10 years. This doesnt surprise me, but Durango is a small, sleepy town (except in the summer when the flatlanders come).

p.s. they have a great socialist re-education camp too. Its called Fort Leisure, uh, I mean Fort Lewis

27 posted on 06/30/2005 5:09:00 PM PDT by robomatik
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To: Millee

Maybe they're just going fishin'


28 posted on 06/30/2005 5:11:06 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Millee

Fourth of July firecracker time...


29 posted on 06/30/2005 5:14:11 PM PDT by Modok
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To: Cool Multiservice Soldier

While det cord WILL burn, the 26,400 ft./sec is the detonation velocity and it still requires a cap to detonate it. Contrary to opinions stated here Det Cord is notoriously lousy for taking down trees.


30 posted on 06/30/2005 5:19:46 PM PDT by Vinnie_Vidi_Vici
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To: FreedomFarmer

been a while since I'd seen any reference to the Zalinski pneumatic dynamite cannon. Looks sort of like the pumpkin chucking cannons in use now.


31 posted on 07/01/2005 5:29:27 AM PDT by Vinnie_Vidi_Vici
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