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NY police confirm car bomb caused Times Sq. evacuation
Reuters ^ | May 1, 2010 | Michelle Nichols

Posted on 05/01/2010 11:04:37 PM PDT by myknowledge

NEW YORK, May 1 (Reuters) - The New York Police Department said on Saturday the incident that caused Times Square to be evacuated was what appeared to be a car bomb, which was being dismantled by officers on the scene.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bomb; bombscare; car; carbomb; caused; confirm; evacuation; failedterrorattack; faisalshahzad; newyorkcity; nyc; nypd; obama; police; timessquare

Good on you, bomb squad techies. The Big Apple would like to thank you for preventing a domestic terrorist attack.

1 posted on 05/01/2010 11:04:38 PM PDT by myknowledge
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And...

Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be blamed for it all.


2 posted on 05/01/2010 11:07:53 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: RandallFlagg

Must have been a member of the TEA PARTY.../SARCASM>


3 posted on 05/01/2010 11:11:00 PM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: RandallFlagg; Eric Blair 2084; Steelfish; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; ...
Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be blamed for it all.

From the most recent NY Post article:

The SUV was also parked next to the headquarters of Viacom.

Viacom owns Comedy Central, which aired a recent controversial episode of the animated "South Park," depicting the prophet Mohammed in a bear costume, drawing the ire of some extremists.

Hmmm....

4 posted on 05/01/2010 11:16:37 PM PDT by nutmeg (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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To: myknowledge

discovered by a mounted police. . .

being dismantled by NYPD. . .

where’s MagicalMischiefTour with his regular daily anti-cop threads?


5 posted on 05/01/2010 11:18:11 PM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: RandallFlagg

Mexicans or Muslims?


6 posted on 05/01/2010 11:23:37 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: myknowledge

Some ELF nutcase? Or liberal gone wacky cause bambi said we could drill?


7 posted on 05/01/2010 11:24:13 PM PDT by b4its2late (It is easier to beg forgiveness than get permission.)
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To: Persevero
And so it begins...

First we get this:

Two female cops patrolling the area noticed a man fumbling with something in the back of a Nissan SUV parked on the southwest corner of 45th St. and Broadway about 7 p.m. The man saw the officers looking and took off running.

The two cops went to the car and saw smoke, clusters of canisters and heard something fizzing, a source said. The quick-acting cops called for backup, and the bomb squad was on the way as the Crossroads of the World was evacuated.

"It looks as if the perp was trying to light it up, and was interrupted by the cops, panicked and took off," a law enforcement source said.

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Now we get it was a mounted male officer responding to a smoking car reported by a street vendor.

8 posted on 05/01/2010 11:27:31 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: b4its2late

Even the nutheaded liberals don’t know that Obama is pandering to Big Oil’s demands for more oil.


9 posted on 05/01/2010 11:27:59 PM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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To: myknowledge

Sure seems to be a lot of close calls during the Obama years.


10 posted on 05/01/2010 11:31:30 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: myknowledge

They might know, but refuse to believe.


11 posted on 05/01/2010 11:32:04 PM PDT by b4its2late (It is easier to beg forgiveness than get permission.)
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To: b4its2late

Well, Bloomberg said the “terrorists” word at the end of his press conference. He’ll be getting an ear full from the White House. LOL


12 posted on 05/01/2010 11:34:21 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: historyrepeatz

And a little zing about homeland security funds.


13 posted on 05/01/2010 11:40:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: myknowledge

Terrorist attack? Now watch that, we are not allowed to say that word anymore, are we????


14 posted on 05/01/2010 11:42:25 PM PDT by blondee123 (Illinois ELECT Adam Kinzinger - http://www.electadam.com/ rid US of communism!)
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To: az.b1bbomberfxr

Yep...all of us grannies are so intimidating.


15 posted on 05/01/2010 11:46:53 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Mexicans or Muslims?


A year ago I would have accused you of racism.


16 posted on 05/01/2010 11:48:21 PM PDT by unkus
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To: PghBaldy
"Sure seems to be a lot of close calls during the Obama years."


Strange.....

17 posted on 05/01/2010 11:49:16 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: unkus

A year ago I would have accused you of racism.—


/S for Sarcasm should have been added.


18 posted on 05/01/2010 11:50:45 PM PDT by unkus
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To: RandallFlagg

And not this season of “24”?


19 posted on 05/02/2010 12:00:56 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: nutmeg
Your guess seems a good one. I don't suppose it could be the Laura Bush book, to be published by Viacom.

I was supposed to go to The Screwtape Letters, on 43rd near Ninth Avenue, tonight (Saturday) but didn't feel up to it. I'll have to find out tomorrow if my friends got to see the show.

20 posted on 05/02/2010 12:03:49 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Persevero
discovered by a mounted police.

Very odd...Two hours ago it was reportedly discovered by two female police officer hero's, that actually observed the suspect flee the scene.

21 posted on 05/02/2010 12:22:03 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: myknowledge

Wow, I use to check Drudge for breaking information... Seems like he and his cohorts are asleep during the weekend.

Very disappointed in his (use to be) fast response to news breaking events. Guess I’ll have to check here for breaking news...


22 posted on 05/02/2010 12:30:22 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: myknowledge
1) Worst coal mine disaster in decades
2) Worst oil rig disaster in decades
3) Second oil rig goes down, while being towed
4) Man found in NYC subway tunnels, in disguise, with a quart of cyanide
5) Car bomb found in NYC, outside viacom office, after Mohammad insulted by TV show.

That's a heck of a month! Whew!

23 posted on 05/02/2010 12:49:48 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Deagle

I think Fox just happened to look out the window and caught it live.


24 posted on 05/02/2010 12:54:42 AM PDT by Hillbillary (I know how to deal with Communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hillbillary

Heh... Yes, seems really strange to me!


25 posted on 05/02/2010 1:20:10 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: myknowledge
Rosie O’Donnell with a strap on?


How can it be appeared to be a bomb if they are dismantlnig a bomb?

26 posted on 05/02/2010 1:25:56 AM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: myknowledge
Just woke up and while channel surfing caught a Fox report which claimed that Gov Patterson had proclaimed this an act of "Terrorism!"

Oh, oh! Not good!

You just know, that the FUGLY, Big Sis, Dear Leader and the Dhimmy FBI, must be going bonkers in not having been able to get out in front of this to insure us all that it was not, Terrorism and we had nothing to worry about--as is their usual mantra.

I imagine they are in Islamic CYA mode and trying to ascertain how they can blame this on some White Supremacist or Tea Party Movement.

Mmm, mmm, mmm!!!

27 posted on 05/02/2010 1:28:17 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: Deagle
Wow, I use to check Drudge for breaking information... Seems like he and his cohorts are asleep during the weekend.

Very disappointed in his (use to be) fast response to news breaking events. Guess I’ll have to check here for breaking news...

Might as well

That's what Drudge, Hannity, Rush, O'Reilly, MSNBC, FOX NEWS and every other news/talk outlets do

28 posted on 05/02/2010 1:30:56 AM PDT by Syncro (TPX IV Coming soonX!)
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To: myknowledge

This is nothing...you should’ve seen the right wing Tea Party terrorists sing the National Anthem...Janet and Obama were horrified.


29 posted on 05/02/2010 1:33:38 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: myknowledge

My nephew was there and called home and said that there were 4 car bombings..his class was there on a field trip and he heard the explosions...so i don’t know what the media arent telling the public..


30 posted on 05/02/2010 1:58:06 AM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: Dallas59
Same for their globalist elite masters...

The sacred country means nothing to them. They just want a one world order.

31 posted on 05/02/2010 2:07:41 AM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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To: angelcindy

all Fox is reporting is, stolen vehicle, stolen plates, gasoline, propane, and nasty stuff meant to maim, kill.

Lucky for NYC and all of us, the dude or dudette was about as skilled as the shoebomber and just as yellowbellied.


32 posted on 05/02/2010 2:56:14 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: ClearCase_guy

Didn’t here about the cyanide one in the subway..


33 posted on 05/02/2010 3:19:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: myknowledge

To those in a variety of uniforms .... no sir, I don’t mind taxes for brave men and women. We sleep peacefully, because they are awake. God bless and protect them.


34 posted on 05/02/2010 3:35:33 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: angelcindy

They announced earlier that some of the “explosions” were actually FDNY blowing out the windows of the car with a water cannon.


35 posted on 05/02/2010 3:45:12 AM PDT by livius
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To: angelcindy
My nephew was there and called home and said that there were 4 car bombings..his class was there on a field trip and he heard the explosions...so i don’t know what the media arent telling the public..

Totally unsubstantiated rumor from some school kid.

Let's not repeat them here.

36 posted on 05/02/2010 4:24:33 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: firebrand

The SUV was parked in front of the Viacom International Bldg - the parent company of Comedy Central/Southpark. The theater where The Lion King is playing is also in that building.


37 posted on 05/02/2010 4:55:04 AM PDT by Anna1
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To: Sacajaweau

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2504001/posts

Hardhat, safety vest and work boots? My, doesn’t he look like a transit worker in the tunnel? Highway flares? I bet a subway train would come to a full stop inside the tunnel when it saw some of those. A quart container full of cyanide? Wouldn’t that create a very large cloud of extremely poisonous gas? Boy, I wouldn’t want to be trapped in an enclosed area when that cloud came rolling by!

Yeah, sounds like a typical suicide try.


38 posted on 05/02/2010 5:10:44 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: PghBaldy

There were close calls during the Bush years, too, but from what I’ve read, they were kept on the down low by his administration. Obama’s admin seems to want to make sure the incidents that happen during his are made public. Setting up martial law the possible reason?


39 posted on 05/02/2010 5:21:24 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: Anna1
The theater where The Lion King is playing is also in that building.

The show can't be that bad to make someone do this, can it?

40 posted on 05/02/2010 5:29:19 AM PDT by B Knotts (Impeach Obama)
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To: B Knotts

The Lion King= The lying king?


41 posted on 05/02/2010 5:34:09 AM PDT by lindasobers
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To: nutmeg

Yes, the Viacom link is interesting.

I keep wondering why I have not seen more on the guy who was found in a subway tunnel with a backpack that contained calcium cyanide and highway flares. The only reference I have seen was in the crawl on FNS on the day it happened.


42 posted on 05/02/2010 6:28:39 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

I think most of the incidents during Bush’s years never got beyond the planning stages. I remember when he left office, some agency provided a more detailed list of the various attacks that had been prevented, in almost all cases, before they were attempted. Something like this wouldn’t have been possible to cover up anyway.

However, there were jihadi moments in New York such as the attack on the Orthodox Jewish students on the bridge, etc. and the one incident where one of the conspirators got cold feet and went to the police just before a bombing was to be carried out, enabling them to prevent it.


43 posted on 05/02/2010 6:47:59 AM PDT by livius
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