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Several Explosives Found in Huntington Harbor (OC, CA)
KFI news AM 640 Los Angeles | 1/11/06 | KFI news AM 640 Los Angeles

Posted on 01/11/2006 11:34:51 AM PST by Yaelle

I just heard this on the news. They did say several explosives have been found in Huntington Harbor. For those that don't know the location in Orange County, CA, I will say that it's very close to a large Naval Base.

Anyone heard anything more? I googled it and found no info.


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: California
KEYWORDS: bomb; california; explosives; harbor; huntington; oc
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1 posted on 01/11/2006 11:34:54 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle; Cindy; nw_arizona_granny; Calpernia

bump and ping


2 posted on 01/11/2006 11:36:01 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Yaelle

BTTT


3 posted on 01/11/2006 11:36:12 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: BurbankKarl

ping, heard anything about this?


4 posted on 01/11/2006 11:36:20 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Brad's Gramma

ping


5 posted on 01/11/2006 11:36:49 AM PST by kayak (Praying for MozartLover's son, all our military, and our President every day!)
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To: Yaelle
Here's a listing for LA media outlets. Nothing yet on the few I checked.
6 posted on 01/11/2006 11:37:52 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Velveeta; Yaelle

BTTT

Keep us posted!!


7 posted on 01/11/2006 11:38:41 AM PST by WestCoastGal (A jolly type known for a red suit and a red sleigh.!!!!! My designated driver)
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To: Yaelle

Is it near Seal Beach Weapons Station?


8 posted on 01/11/2006 11:39:05 AM PST by kerryusama04 (The Bill of Rights is not occupation specific.)
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To: WestCoastGal

Still nothing online. Weird. I really did not imagine it. They did say FOUND and SEVERAL, which really perked up my ears.


9 posted on 01/11/2006 11:39:54 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: kerryusama04
Is it near Seal Beach Weapons Station?

Yes, very. I am getting really curious about this.

10 posted on 01/11/2006 11:40:37 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: mewzilla

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=3801837

The story is that it was a couple of blasting caps. Not a big deal, except that I have to wonder why they were there and how they were found.

For those who don't know- a blasting cap is basically a professional-grade firecracker, and is used to set off larger charges.


11 posted on 01/11/2006 11:40:56 AM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: Yaelle
I will say that it's very close to a large Naval Base.

The base you refer to is the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station and is not a base where ships are docked or stationed for long periods of time.

Weapons is the keyword.

Long Beach Naval Shipyard is about 10-15 miles north

12 posted on 01/11/2006 11:41:03 AM PST by Michael.SF. ('Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in Canada' - Ted Nugent.)
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To: Yaelle

I would think all those LA news station choppers would be on the story ASAP.


13 posted on 01/11/2006 11:41:20 AM PST by WestCoastGal (A jolly type known for a red suit and a red sleigh.!!!!! My designated driver)
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To: Yaelle

Won't be covered today. The MSM will be too busy digging dirt about conservative clubs at Prineton 30 years ago.


14 posted on 01/11/2006 11:42:30 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: WestCoastGal

We will have to wait for the top of the hour, I guess. This reminds me of the story that a plane was shot at over LAX, and even the radar showed it up, but it never became a story for the MSM.


15 posted on 01/11/2006 11:44:42 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Michael.SF.

Just long enough to load up a few nuclear equiped cruise missles........


16 posted on 01/11/2006 11:44:53 AM PST by SixIron (Golf and liberal thinking- life's great frustrations)
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To: Yaelle

Turned out to be just a partially-submerged upside-down Oldsmobile. Move along.


17 posted on 01/11/2006 11:46:45 AM PST by Lekker 1 ("Computers in the future may have only 1000 vacuum tubes..." - Popular Mechanics, March 1949)
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To: Yaelle

Didn't the Chinese try to take over a port facility there within the past few years?


18 posted on 01/11/2006 11:48:05 AM PST by thoughtomator (Illegal immigrants come to America for a better life - yours!)
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To: Yaelle

Yes, we tried really hard to find out more info on that and the story just disappeared.

Someone mentioned another laser incident at LAX the other day as well.

Many odd happenings going on that we can't figure out. At least we're not completely naive as everyone was before 9-11. Closer scrutiny is warranted these days on odd stories.


19 posted on 01/11/2006 11:48:11 AM PST by WestCoastGal (A jolly type known for a red suit and a red sleigh.!!!!! My designated driver)
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To: Yaelle

haven't heard anything...(I'm "next door")
you can listen online to a couple of the better stations
http://www.krla870.com
http://www.kabc.com


20 posted on 01/11/2006 11:48:21 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi!)
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To: All

There's a story linked in post #11.


21 posted on 01/11/2006 11:52:53 AM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: Yaelle

Blasting caps, if I'm not mistaken. Unusual, but not unheard of. I found a whole box of them when I was 14, hiking around the hills near my home. There was a mine up there that had been open in the late 40's and these were left behind.

Lucky for me I had seen something about blasting caps on the TV, so I left them there and told my dad. He called the county sheriffs, who blew them up on site.


22 posted on 01/11/2006 11:55:37 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Riley

Thanks. They really made it sound more ominous on the radio, even as they breezed past it. Could have been from someone's NYE celebration, I guess.


23 posted on 01/11/2006 11:57:37 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Michael.SF.

http://www2.californiacoastline.org/cgi-bin/image.cgi?image=8482&mode=big&lastmode=sequential&flags=0&year=2002

Seal Beach Weapons Depot....missle cruisers come in and deposit their nuclear weapons prior to going to port.

Long Beach Shipyard has been gone a long time now.


24 posted on 01/11/2006 12:00:06 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: WestCoastGal

They're probably following some damn car chase instead.


25 posted on 01/11/2006 12:00:44 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Yaelle

That's because it's the media, who can't tell a squib from a SADM. :-)

I suspect that there may be more to the story though. In the pic, they're sending down divers. Divers, to recover blasting caps? Maybe to see if there's something else down there? More info needed.


26 posted on 01/11/2006 12:01:03 PM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: WestCoastGal
Many odd happenings going on that we can't figure out. At least we're not completely naive as everyone was before 9-11. Closer scrutiny is warranted these days on odd stories.

Odd happenings are routine and have always gone on; however, you're simply HEARING about more of them because there's now a cadre of people on the internet LOOKING for them and very quickly spreading word of them, something that wasn't happening much before 9/11 and wasn't happening at all before the internet.

27 posted on 01/11/2006 12:01:17 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Riley

At least on the East Coast, at the end of World War II, a lot of naval ships simply dumped huge amounts of ammo, explosives, etc. overboard, in many cases quite close to the beach.

No idea if that happened on the West Coast (and of course it gets a lot deeper faster offshore there.)

But off Delaware a coastal resort replenished its beach by pumping sand from a couple miles offshore. The sand turned out to be filled with live 40mm AAA rounds, and they started turning up left and right.


28 posted on 01/11/2006 12:02:55 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Velveeta

This Thread is all over the place:

Missles over LAX
Chinese (Cosco) taking over L.A. Harbor

How about we stay on topic. Blasting Caps found in HH. OK! What else?


29 posted on 01/11/2006 12:04:54 PM PST by He'sComingBack! (Compliments to Texas on beating my Trojans. Can you make it to 34?)
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To: BurbankKarl

Huntington Harbor main channel with Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station in background

30 posted on 01/11/2006 12:06:31 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: Strategerist

Blasting caps are usually made with a thin aluminum casing. Any that had been in the ocean for sixty years would have likely corroded into nonexistance by now. They're small things- a little larger than the cap off a ball point pen.


31 posted on 01/11/2006 12:07:04 PM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: Michael.SF.

LBNS got cut in 1996. Coincidentally enough, they don't have a toll on the Vincent Thomas Bridge anymore.


32 posted on 01/11/2006 12:09:54 PM PST by kerryusama04 (The Bill of Rights is not occupation specific.)
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To: BurbankKarl

BREAKING NEWS
Several small explosive devices have been found in the waters of Huntington Harbor near Bonaire Circle, and various law enforcement agencies with divers are on the scene trying to remove them.

Reportedly, two blasting caps were found by a Harbor Association diver, and the caps are "very unstable in salt water."
Check back for more. We will update this story as more details become available.


33 posted on 01/11/2006 12:10:30 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: Yaelle

Several pounds? Several types? Several what?


34 posted on 01/11/2006 12:12:08 PM PST by katana
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To: katana

The story so far is that two blasting caps were found. By itself, that is not a big deal.


35 posted on 01/11/2006 12:13:17 PM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: katana

Sorry, I missed the "blasting caps" description. Emily Litella moment.


36 posted on 01/11/2006 12:13:47 PM PST by katana
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To: Riley

Left over from some fishermen visiting from Loiusiana?


37 posted on 01/11/2006 12:14:34 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Yaelle

http://www.nbc4.tv/news/6004249/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news


38 posted on 01/11/2006 12:15:01 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: CharlesWayneCT

'Hercules Spinners'. < grin >


39 posted on 01/11/2006 12:15:20 PM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: Riley
Image hosted by Photobucket.com are they as good as Dupont Greentail Fly's??? 8^)
40 posted on 01/11/2006 12:29:51 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Riley

Besides holding one between your fingers and detonating it with a battery the most dangerous thing about blasting caps as toys is the shrapnel created when it's aluminum case explodes.

Some good old boy contractors I know were dangling them off the porch and blowing them up one New Year's Eve and one guy got cut just below the eye with a piece of metal from a cap that didn't make it below the porch before they touched it off.


41 posted on 01/11/2006 12:37:36 PM PST by Rebelbase (Whew! Another year until the cursed green bean casserole strikes again!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Ping.


42 posted on 01/11/2006 12:38:03 PM PST by bd476
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To: Rebelbase
Besides holding one between your fingers and detonating it with a battery the most dangerous thing about blasting caps as toys is the shrapnel created when it's aluminum case explodes.

I had an instructor throw one (in the form of a grenade fuse) at me at Combat Engineer school. I was standing under a tree eating something disgusting out of a green tin can. The ground was sandy, so I just put my boot on the thing and continued eating. *pop*. :-)

43 posted on 01/11/2006 12:41:54 PM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: Yaelle

I remember bombs being diffused in a CA starbucks yesterday.


44 posted on 01/11/2006 12:43:49 PM PST by HHKrepublican_2 (OP Spread the Truth....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1535158/posts)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

LOL! I was thinking forgot bait myself :)


45 posted on 01/11/2006 12:45:43 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Riley

The first thing I thought was that someone was going "fishing", or had just disposed of them by throwing them in the water.


46 posted on 01/11/2006 12:46:34 PM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: HHKrepublican_2

Here's more about it from KABC:

Reportedly, the explosives are not dangerous enough to blow up yachts or homes.

"They are commercial-grade blasting caps used to cause explosions like for mines and things like that," Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff's Department told reporters. "The situation is very serious. They are concussion-type explosive devices, as opposed to fragmentation type.

"This was our concern, (that) they were attached to a bigger explosive device. There's probably six to eight or more out there.

"They are very unstable in salt water. They do pose a threat to the divers, any swimmers, any boaters in the area," Amormino said.

"We want to know how they got here, how many of them are out there,"


47 posted on 01/11/2006 12:47:36 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: BurbankKarl

I am down there all the time and there is nearly always a big ship there.


48 posted on 01/11/2006 12:48:09 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: TheDon

Maybe. Seems like an awfully conspicuous location for fishing with kaboomite, though.

If I had to hazard a guess, I'd venture that someone had them lying around for years, and figured the least troublesome way to get rid of them was to chuck them in the harbor.


49 posted on 01/11/2006 12:48:42 PM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: Yaelle

Hopefully it’s nothing – our “esteemed” news media has been known to refer to firecrackers as “explosives”.


50 posted on 01/11/2006 12:49:36 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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