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Explosives stolen from Forest Service facility near Red Lodge
KPAX.com ^ | 5/1/13

Posted on 05/01/2013 10:10:13 PM PDT by Kartographer

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Well that's interesting and a bit worrisome.
1 posted on 05/01/2013 10:10:13 PM PDT by Kartographer
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Just sitting out there all by its lonesome. Really?


2 posted on 05/01/2013 10:15:22 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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I’ll say. I hope they find it...INTACT.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 10:16:13 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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Huh. Why does the Forest Service have that kind of muscle? That’s a lot of tree-trunks to blow up.


4 posted on 05/01/2013 10:20:47 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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How much holy hell would the f-troop rain upon a private citizen who failed to secure legally possessed explosives? Now, how about if the owner was a federal agency? Ahhh, sovereign immunity ... smells like victory.


5 posted on 05/01/2013 10:21:09 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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Remind me not to go where there are large crowds until the explosives are found and locked up.
6 posted on 05/01/2013 10:21:23 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: MestaMachine
Lots of explosive magazines are out in the *country* in unguarded bunkers, away from everything, with just Master locks preventing entry.

I know what of I speak from the industry I worked in.

7 posted on 05/01/2013 10:25:22 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Kartographer

I'm not sure I trust your source on this. /s ;^)

8 posted on 05/01/2013 10:27:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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Is that Red Lodge Montana?


9 posted on 05/01/2013 10:32:35 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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The Boston Marathon is just the start of a terror campaign against our civilian population. Bombings of malls etc. will become routine.....


10 posted on 05/01/2013 10:32:58 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: coloradan
You got that right! F-Troop!!! F___in' inept incompetent retards! Good thing the Fed gubmint/DHS has the 1.5 billion rounds of ammo securely accounted for! /sarc

Maybe we don't have to worry so much about the explosives or the ammo, since the KeyStone cop federal agencies & doofus DHS likely can't remember where they placed it in the first place!

11 posted on 05/01/2013 10:36:32 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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That’s a lot of ‘splosive.


12 posted on 05/01/2013 10:37:30 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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Hmm..., That’s about 270 plus IED’s in pressure cookers? Will the ATF be able to find the perps any better than they found the guns of Fast N’ Furious?


13 posted on 05/01/2013 10:37:53 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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Yes. Daughter of one of my friends just moved back up there during April. Very worrisome. I, too, wonder what the Forest Service was doing with such a huge quantity of explosive material, particularly in this part of the U.S.


14 posted on 05/01/2013 10:38:18 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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wow. i guess i’ll be avoiding big crowds.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 10:38:32 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’m not sure what the forest service would be doing with all those explosives on public land, but I could pretty much guarantee that you wouldn’t be able to do the same thing on your privately owned land.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 10:44:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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Hmmm...and Benghazi testimony on the 8th of May.

MUST HAVE DISTRACTION.


17 posted on 05/01/2013 10:45:46 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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over 500 pounds of explosives and they’re just sitting there?....its ridiculous.....


18 posted on 05/01/2013 10:48:26 PM PDT by cherry
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thing is, whoever did this needed a big truck, and probably some help....this was not easy task....personally, I wonder about the govt accounting practices....who really knows when this stuff went missing...


19 posted on 05/01/2013 10:50:13 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Kartographer

Blowing beaver dams, log jams?


20 posted on 05/01/2013 10:58:43 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Doc91678

Correct


21 posted on 05/01/2013 11:13:07 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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exactly. I have been in Red Lodge. It is in no where land. I have no idea why anything government related (or otherwise in that area) would need explosives. Got to wonder at the stockpile.


22 posted on 05/01/2013 11:13:39 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: cherry

1 or 2 guys, some bolt cutters, and a van. too easy.


23 posted on 05/01/2013 11:15:59 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Doc91678

yep. It’s Red Lodge, Montana. Someone was keeping an eye on the guberment and sadly realized one that they had huge arsenal and two that it was poorly guarded. Usually there is a pattern to the governments stockpiles and ineptitude . So it wouldn’t surprise me to see more of these stockpiles to go missing. Very scary.


24 posted on 05/01/2013 11:19:51 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Kartographer; LucyT

Kartographer, thanks for the info!

LucyT

Pinging you to this; its a lotta ‘stuff’

just for what,

tree stumps?


25 posted on 05/01/2013 11:21:53 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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"...Items stolen included emulsion-type explosives, explosive cast boosters and detonating cord..."

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/atf-offers-reward-in-red-lodge-explosives-theft/article_ed989256-9bbf-5f2e-b5b4-5fc7bd513532.html

26 posted on 05/01/2013 11:29:20 PM PDT by amom
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I have no idea why anything government related (or otherwise in that area) would need explosives. Got to wonder at the stockpile.

Avalanche control.

Stump removal.

Road building in the national forests.

27 posted on 05/01/2013 11:29:32 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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well they definitely aren’t doing a whole lot of road building around Red Lodge, but possibly the occasional stump removal or avalanche control. Still one must be wary these days. I used to live very close to ‘paradise’ turned out the unibomber and my family lived within a few miles of each other and shopped at the same store he mailed his bombs from. Rural areas can hide a lot of things that need to be hidden.


28 posted on 05/02/2013 12:00:33 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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1 or 2 guys, some bolt cutters...

Not much to worry about here as it looks like the work of one, or at most, two lone wolves.

29 posted on 05/02/2013 1:06:46 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: MestaMachine

Possibly a drop off point.


30 posted on 05/02/2013 1:46:32 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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When will Big Sister start buying up the total explosive production of the world and stockpiling it?


31 posted on 05/02/2013 2:44:48 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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Judging by the explosives used in the recent Boston Bombings your standard, over-the-counter “fireworks” are great sources for explosives (Gun powder).

Here in Wisconsin there is a fireworks sales store at almost EVERY interstate highway exchange. Now that is one hell of a lot of fireworks stands with TONS of inventory just waiting the be blown up.

I would bet there is more powder in those stores than the gubmint Forest Service ever thought of stockpiling.


32 posted on 05/02/2013 3:18:29 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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Bombings of malls etc. will become routine.....

The gun grabbers are insuring that. Once guns are near impossible to obtain the crazies will just move onto bombs. Meanwhile Americans will be left defenseless against our section 8 neighbors and international socialist government.

33 posted on 05/02/2013 3:45:05 AM PDT by Reeses
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I hope they find it

Here's the neighborhood search party:


34 posted on 05/02/2013 3:50:00 AM PDT by Reeses
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Most problems can be solved with the appropriate explosive charge.

http://news.yahoo.com/forest-considering-explosives-rid-frozen-cows-colorado-mountain-163736929.html


35 posted on 05/02/2013 4:00:01 AM PDT by wrench
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To: Doc91678

About as isolated and beautiful a place as one can find


36 posted on 05/02/2013 4:18:38 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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NEWS FLASH!

Investigators found a fresh pile of bear poop near the door of the storage facility. Tests proved it was the poop of Smokey Bear who recently changed his religion to Islam.

All points bulletins have been issued.


37 posted on 05/02/2013 4:43:36 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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500 lbs would fit in the back of your pickup, including crates.


38 posted on 05/02/2013 4:46:26 AM PDT by tomkat
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Why does the Forest Service have that kind of muscle? That’s a lot of tree-trunks to blow up.

Could be for avalanche control.

39 posted on 05/02/2013 6:30:45 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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thing is, whoever did this needed a big truck

I can get 550 pounds of cargo in my first Gen Honda CR-V (spread out, of course, but I can do it). I often carry 600 pounds-worth of extra people in there besides myself (three tall adults at around 200 pounds or so each). From the pictures accompanying the article, nothing looked to be heavier than a sack of concrete. I'll bet I could have had it loaded and been gone in under 5 minutes, once the door was busted open.

40 posted on 05/02/2013 6:39:52 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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True. Could also be for clearing boulders from the road.


41 posted on 05/02/2013 7:17:46 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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Could also be for clearing boulders from the road.

Yep.

42 posted on 05/02/2013 7:26:52 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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Like the crime wave of the 30’s. BAR’s and Thompson’s were stolen from Armories and Police Department arsenals.
So if you want explosives and ammo, I guess the best place to get it is from the gov’t.
Hmm. Lefties are already blaming the Tea Party. Just doesn’t equate unless you’re a Progressive Marxist.


43 posted on 05/02/2013 8:02:28 AM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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Could also be for clearing boulders from the road.

Or removing Timmy from the well. I remember episodes where Lassie associated with Forest Service Rangers...

44 posted on 05/02/2013 8:03:40 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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It does not require a big truck to move 500 lbs. Just about any car and certainly any pickup truck is capable of transporting 500 lbs of cargo.


45 posted on 05/02/2013 8:18:38 AM PDT by jpsb
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I, too, wonder what the Forest Service was doing with such a huge quantity of explosive material, particularly in this part of the U.S.

It's for blowing the bridges when the zombie attacks start.

46 posted on 05/02/2013 10:06:20 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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So if you want explosives and ammo, I guess the best place to get it is from the gov’t.

Even in foreign countries, it's easy to steal from the US government.

20,000 U.S. M-16s stolen from unguarded warehouse in Kuwait

47 posted on 05/02/2013 10:15:10 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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Like there are so many bridges in that state! My friend (sort of because she’s a lib) whose daughter lives there said they needed it so they could do back burning in case of a forest fire. I think your response sounds more plausible.


48 posted on 05/02/2013 11:41:28 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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Actually if you stop and think, the Forest service does use explosives to open fire breaks in the event of forest fires. But over 500 pounds of explosives. Hmm..?


49 posted on 05/02/2013 3:56:38 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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“Huh. Why does the Forest Service have that kind of muscle?”

Well, the last time I took a FS blasting class, we used nearly that much just for practice....


50 posted on 05/02/2013 5:19:33 PM PDT by Old Forester
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