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Police: Man Dies In Explosion On Front Lawn
CBSLA.com) ^ | April 15, 2013 8:57 AM

Posted on 04/15/2013 9:31:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin

COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — Orange County authorities Monday were investigating the death of a 52-year-old man who blew himself up on front lawn of his home.

The incident began Sunday evening when Costa Mesa police officers responded to a residence in the 3100 block of Bermuda Drive after receiving a call from neighbors about a man laying in his front yard.

The unidentified man refused the officers’ help who then left the scene.

At 7:44 p.m., authorities received a second call from the same address regarding an explosion, police said.

“We were in the house when we heard the explosion,” Laurie, a neighbor, said. “We always hear fireworks or whatever and didn’t think much of it until the cops showed up.”

It was unclear if the man committed suicide or if the explosion was accidental.

Neighbors say the victim had a very strong dislike for the government.

Authorities have obtained a search warrant for the property and have found at least three additional explosive device in the home, Sgt. Jerry Hildeman said.

More than a dozen surrounding residences have been evacuated as a precaution.

The explosion is being investigated by the Orange County Bomb Squad, the Huntington Beach Haz Mat Team, the FBI and the Costa Mesa Police Department.

No additional details were released.


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1 posted on 04/15/2013 9:31:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin; windcliff

It was an accident. He was trying to get rid of his gopher problem.


2 posted on 04/15/2013 9:33:43 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: BenLurkin

I guess authorities are trying to piece together what happened?


3 posted on 04/15/2013 9:34:36 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: BenLurkin
Neighbors say the victim had a very strong dislike for the government....

No additional details were released.

None needed, as you apparently released all you intended to REALLY release...

4 posted on 04/15/2013 9:34:44 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: BenLurkin

Were chickens involved? This reminds me of the Chicken Man in Georgia who blew himself (and his chickens) to kingdom come.


5 posted on 04/15/2013 9:34:59 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: BenLurkin
Neighbors say the victim had a very strong dislike for the government.

Hey, so do I!

Now what was this article about?

6 posted on 04/15/2013 9:35:37 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: BenLurkin

"He blowed up real good."

7 posted on 04/15/2013 9:35:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Sounds like he got stuck on his lawn and tried to blow himself loose with dynamite.

That’s sorta reckless.


8 posted on 04/15/2013 9:36:21 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: BenLurkin

“Neighbors say the victim had a very strong dislike for the government.” What does this have to do with it? If that was some sort of motive you would think he would target a government facility. Why not just accept that this guy was a looney and blew himself up, oh yeah then they wouldn’t be able to try and tie it to the NRA, Tea Party, Conservatives, etc.


9 posted on 04/15/2013 9:36:29 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1
What does this have to do with it?

The media is shaping a narrative incrementally. It starts off with some small "fringe" groups or people. They want to make it seem like those who dislike or distrust the government are kooks. They want to "normalize" the idea that distrust of government is insane.

They're starting small and just peppering it into otherwise unrelated stories. Over time, it will become the primary motives for any criminal activities.

10 posted on 04/15/2013 9:38:30 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Mastador1

Just trying to make up for the loss of the Aryan Brotherhood in the Texas DA killing.


11 posted on 04/15/2013 9:38:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

>>It was unclear if the man committed suicide or if the explosion was accidental. Neighbors say the victim had a very strong dislike for the government.

The story made sure they put that in there but refuses to tell us about the monster who killed the babies in PA.


12 posted on 04/15/2013 9:39:01 AM PDT by Christie at the beach ( If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

LOL! Took two reads but I got it. *eeewwwww* “Found another piece to the puzzle! Looks like an ear.”


13 posted on 04/15/2013 9:40:57 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: rarestia

Bingo!


14 posted on 04/15/2013 9:41:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Neighbors say the victim had a very strong dislike for the government.


15 posted on 04/15/2013 9:41:44 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Christie at the beach
I have a strong distrust for the government. I don't have any suicidal thoughts or ideas of hurting someone. The lines are beginning like they did with the Tea Party and still do. It may had been an accident.. until we know more....
16 posted on 04/15/2013 9:42:10 AM PDT by Christie at the beach ( If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

You mean he has one of these?

http://www.rodenator.com/pests-controls-videos-rodenators

I want one.


17 posted on 04/15/2013 9:43:41 AM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: JRios1968
Yeah, that says it all better than anyone could have. Post of the day. Have a tip of a government hater, smoke’em.
18 posted on 04/15/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT by Christie at the beach ( If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.)
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19 posted on 04/15/2013 9:44:35 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Mastador1

In some odd round about way, I suppose it means that people who have a strong dislike for the govt are likely to have explosives and belong to the tea party. Or something.


20 posted on 04/15/2013 9:47:03 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: rktman

Yeah unlike those Weathermen Underground guys that Obama and the liberals love. They were/are heroes. It’s just Conservatives that are evil.


21 posted on 04/15/2013 9:50:31 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Neighbors say the victim had a very strong dislike for the government.

Come on, CBS, you can do better than that. I'm sure his first or last name is the same as the first or last name of someone in the Tea Party. And if he was white, I'm sure you could throw in some innuendo about how he was a White Supremacist. And where is the commentary about how things like this are happening more and more because of the "climate of fear" being whipped up by the Republicans over gun rights and gay marriage?

22 posted on 04/15/2013 9:50:41 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: BenLurkin
Orange County authorities Monday were investigating the death of a 52-year-old man who blew himself up on front lawn of his home.

The cause of death is he blew himself up...what's to investigate?

23 posted on 04/15/2013 9:53:14 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Rand Paul/Ben Carson should be the 2016 Ticket!)
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To: BenLurkin

Moral of the story- never stand next to a “ right wing extremist”. They are Weapons of Mass Destruction and should only be approached by qualified and well armed law enforcement officials. /s


24 posted on 04/15/2013 9:54:44 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: BenLurkin
Neighbors say the victim had a very strong dislike for the government.

So, obviously, someone used a "TeaParty-enator" on him (similar to a Rodenator).

25 posted on 04/15/2013 9:56:02 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, right. “His neighbors suspect him of being a racist, homophobic, gun-owning Tea Party radical like all the rest of them, but hey, it’s just what the neighbors say and so you can’t sue us for libel...” Journalism is dead in this country.


26 posted on 04/15/2013 9:57:12 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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27 posted on 04/15/2013 9:59:07 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: rktman
Actually, the leftwingtards, who lub' they's gub'mnt, are the ones who've always been caught with the bombs trying to blow people up.

Same as with assassinating presents ~ always leftwingtards.

28 posted on 04/15/2013 10:15:13 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: rarestia

I’ve noticed a similar agenda at one of our local stations. They are adding the word “concealed firearm” whenever they can work it into a crime report.


29 posted on 04/15/2013 10:23:58 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: muawiyah

But it’s okay if they do it. Just like dr. gosnell and dead babies.


30 posted on 04/15/2013 10:35:44 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: BenLurkin

Other equally useless non sequiturs the MSM could employ in their “writing” of a story such as this...

It was unclear if the man committed suicide or if the explosion was accidental. Neighbors say the victim was an avid golfer.

It was unclear if the man committed suicide or if the explosion was accidental. Neighbors say the victim kept a neat lawn.

It was unclear if the man committed suicide or if the explosion was accidental. Neighbors say the victim was fond of Little Debbie Chocolate Cupcakes.


31 posted on 04/15/2013 10:40:28 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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