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MIT Student Arrested For Fake Bomb At Logan
WBZ TV ^ | Sep 21, 2007 | AP

Posted on 09/21/2007 7:56:37 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi

(AP) BOSTON An MIT student has been arrested at gunpoint after allegedly walking into Logan International Airport with a fake bomb strapped to her chest this morning.

State police say 19-year-old Star Simpson, a sophomore from Hawaii, had a computer circuit board, wiring and a putty that later turned out to be Play-Doh in plain view over a black hooded sweatshirt she was wearing.

Stay with wbztv.com and WBZ-TV for the latest on this developing story.


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Hawaii; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airport; airportsecurity; bomb; bombscare; bos; femalebombers; first; idiot; logan; mit; starsimpson; student; tsa
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Liberal loonie, most likely.
1 posted on 09/21/2007 7:56:39 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

15 minutes of fame?


2 posted on 09/21/2007 7:58:04 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
State police say 19-year-old Star Simpson, a sophomore from Hawaii, had a computer circuit board, wiring and a putty that later turned out to be Play-Doh in plain view over a black hooded sweatshirt she was wearing.

Plainly put, she's nuts!

3 posted on 09/21/2007 7:58:09 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

A token of affection from a muslim boyfriend?


4 posted on 09/21/2007 7:58:17 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Erik Latranyi

A link to the student’s profile.

http://mitathletics.cstv.com/sports/w-swim/mtt/simpson_star00.html


5 posted on 09/21/2007 7:58:37 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

http://stars.mit.edu/me.html


6 posted on 09/21/2007 7:58:59 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I’ve got to believe there will be major repercussions for her for pulling this kind of a stunt!


7 posted on 09/21/2007 7:59:15 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: Erik Latranyi
Beat me by THAT much! ;o)

How does someone that stupid get into MIT?

8 posted on 09/21/2007 7:59:16 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Al Gator

Student’s MIT profile.

http://stars.mit.edu/me.html


9 posted on 09/21/2007 8:00:24 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
"In a sentence, I'm an inventor, artist, engineer, and student, I love to build things and I love crazy ideas. "

Well, that was sure a crazy idea, wasn't it? Hope you feel fulfilled.

10 posted on 09/21/2007 8:00:59 AM PDT by TChris (Governments don't RAISE money; they TAKE it.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Play bomber!
11 posted on 09/21/2007 8:01:28 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: tsmith130

There has just GOT to be more to this story.

Her profile saya a lot, but nothing about wanting to do a dime for the state.


12 posted on 09/21/2007 8:02:05 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: TChris

To get into MIT she must be very smart. She also has zero common sense and I have no doubt it will cost her dearly.


13 posted on 09/21/2007 8:02:23 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (RON PAUL: "It will be a little bit better now with the democrats now in charge of oversight ")
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To: Rummyfan

“Plainly put, she’s nuts!”

She’s on the swim team...maybe it’s water on the brain.
(/sarc)


14 posted on 09/21/2007 8:02:28 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Erik Latranyi

boy, (girl) was *that* stupid ...


15 posted on 09/21/2007 8:02:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: tsmith130
In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled MIT Student Arrested For Fake Bomb At Logan, tsmith130 wrote: Beat me by THAT much! ;o)

How does someone that stupid get into MIT?
Have you ever met an MIT student? Super high IQ, "special needs" EQ.
16 posted on 09/21/2007 8:02:48 AM PDT by ketsu
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To: TChris

Parents names her Star.....child of hippies, most likely.


17 posted on 09/21/2007 8:03:10 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: TChris

She can dream up her “crazy ideas” for the next 20 in the gray rock resort.


18 posted on 09/21/2007 8:03:13 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Al Gator

Maybe she is just a crazy bitch.


19 posted on 09/21/2007 8:03:23 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Erik Latranyi

actually MIT has a VERY high suicide rate.


20 posted on 09/21/2007 8:03:38 AM PDT by minus_273
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To: NativeNewYorker
....I love to build things and I love crazy ideas.

Well THAT explains it!

21 posted on 09/21/2007 8:03:50 AM PDT by colorcountry (If the plain sense makes sense, seek no other sense, lest you get nonsense! ~ J. Vernon McGee)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Oh, I can’t wait to here her excuse as to why she did this.

It should be a goodie.


22 posted on 09/21/2007 8:04:15 AM PDT by CougarGA7
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To: Erik Latranyi

23 posted on 09/21/2007 8:05:10 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them, I won't chip away at them" -Mitt Romney)
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To: NativeNewYorker
In a sentence, I'm an inventor, artist, engineer, and student, I love to build things and I love crazy ideas.

Well, honey, you just cornered the market on "crazy" today ...
24 posted on 09/21/2007 8:05:13 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: Al Gator
There has just GOT to be more to this story.

Why? She's a 19-yo MIT engineering student. They're big into "engineering pranks." I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that it was nothing more than that ... a really, really stupid prank.

25 posted on 09/21/2007 8:05:14 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: NativeNewYorker

GUILTY!!!!!!!!


26 posted on 09/21/2007 8:05:28 AM PDT by nhoward14 (Fred Thompson will get it DUN DUN in 2008!)
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To: Artemis Webb
To get into MIT she must be very smart. She also has zero common sense and I have no doubt it will cost her dearly.
That kind of civil disobedience performance art won't mean a whit in silicon valley. As hard as it is to believe she'll always be employable.
27 posted on 09/21/2007 8:05:35 AM PDT by ketsu
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To: Erik Latranyi

MIT?

She’s not gonna like how THIS experiment turns out.


28 posted on 09/21/2007 8:05:41 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: marvlus

Judge should give her max sentence with the option to suspend if she joins the Marines, goes to Iraq and dismantles IEDs.


29 posted on 09/21/2007 8:05:42 AM PDT by Cvengr (The violence of evil is met with the violence of righteousness, justice, love and grace.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
From her student page:

In a word: Star.

In a sentence, I'm an inventor, artist, engineer, and student, I love to build things and I love crazy ideas.

In a paragraph; I'm currently studying computers and how they work at MIT. I play at a student-run machine shop called MITERS. Before that, I lived for a long time in Hawaii, while traveling the world and saving the planet from evil villains with my delivered-just-in-time gadgets.

You too can fill my email lint-trap - stars at mit dot edu

30 posted on 09/21/2007 8:05:57 AM PDT by SuperSonic (Bush "lied", people dyed.......their fingers purple.)
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To: CougarGA7

If I had seen her walk into the airport like that, she would probably be very disfigured or worse.


31 posted on 09/21/2007 8:06:17 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: colorcountry

dang I was busy highlighting and underlining the same quote and you beat me to it


32 posted on 09/21/2007 8:06:25 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: Erik Latranyi

fake bomb in boston? Aqua Teen Hunger Force comes to mind.

Or a crazy lady.


33 posted on 09/21/2007 8:07:08 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: F15Eagle

34 posted on 09/21/2007 8:07:39 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: SuperSonic
You too can fill my email lint-trap - stars at mit dot edu

It's a good thing she is going to have a lot of free time to read all the e-mail she is going to get.....

I wonder if Larry King has already sent her an invitation?

35 posted on 09/21/2007 8:07:55 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: minus_273

Sometimes the little genius’ die because they cross the Charles when it is “frozen”. Then they find their bodies in Cohasett. Star should have about 90 days at Bridgewater State to tell the doctors about her “crazy ideas”.


36 posted on 09/21/2007 8:07:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: r9etb
These engineer types sometimes are very, very confused politically.

Maybe she was showing solidarity with jihad mommas who’s definition of a strap-on has a different meaning.

IMHO

37 posted on 09/21/2007 8:08:09 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: Beelzebubba

Is she going to look this hot after she gets out of the ‘pen? What a waste of good genes.


38 posted on 09/21/2007 8:08:21 AM PDT by Procyon (the lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.)
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To: TChris

That girl hasn’t earned the right to the title “engineer” yet.


39 posted on 09/21/2007 8:08:58 AM PDT by nhoward14 (Fred Thompson will get it DUN DUN in 2008!)
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To: Beelzebubba
Her photo sure fits the profile of a liberal hippie flower child......all hair and no boobs.

Leni

40 posted on 09/21/2007 8:08:59 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !)
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To: ketsu
As hard as it is to believe she'll always be employable.

After she gets out of prison.

41 posted on 09/21/2007 8:09:07 AM PDT by Sloth (You being wrong & me being closed-minded are not mutually exclusive.)
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To: ketsu
Have you ever met an MIT student? Super high IQ, "special needs" EQ.

I have actually and you're right.

BTW...Why does your quote of my post appear that way? I've never seen that before on here.

42 posted on 09/21/2007 8:09:18 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: minus_273
actually MIT has a VERY high suicide rate.

My first thought was that this was an attempted suicide by cop.

43 posted on 09/21/2007 8:09:53 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: Hoodlum91

White play dough looks a lot like C4.


44 posted on 09/21/2007 8:10:19 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Erik Latranyi

Parents names her Star.....child of hippies, most likely.
________

LOL. So your parents were Vikings?


45 posted on 09/21/2007 8:10:19 AM PDT by dmz
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To: tsmith130
I have actually and you're right.

BTW...Why does your quote of my post appear that way? I've never seen that before on here.
I use the blockquote html tag. old habit. Give it try :)
46 posted on 09/21/2007 8:11:12 AM PDT by ketsu
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To: tsmith130

“BTW...Why does your quote of my post appear that way? I’ve never seen that before on here.”

BaHa! the mysteries of HTML!


47 posted on 09/21/2007 8:11:26 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

So smart, and yet so dumb.


48 posted on 09/21/2007 8:11:37 AM PDT by Roberts
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To: SuperSonic

I hope she’ll enjoy the Machine Shop at MCI-Framingham


49 posted on 09/21/2007 8:12:47 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Hoodlum91

The main difference between her and ATHF is her walking into an airport with plastique-looking material and the other was a few flashing lights.


50 posted on 09/21/2007 8:13:32 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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