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Oregon man accused of threatening to blow up sign because of spelling error
QMI Agency, Toronto Sun ^ | May 30, 2013

Posted on 06/01/2013 6:00:52 PM PDT by rickmichaels

An Oregon man is accused of claiming he tried to blow up a sign with a pressure cooker Wednesday morning because it had a spelling mistake.

The man allegedly plunked a pressure cooker on the counter of the Oregon Teachers Standards and Practices Commission office in Salem and told the receptionist he tried to blow up the sign outside.

"He walked quite confidently into our office as though he had a mission, and I think that was what alarmed me right off the bat," Vickie Chamberlain, the commission's executive director, told the Statesman Journal.

The suspect allegedly claimed the bomb failed to detonate because the instructions he downloaded to make the device were misspelled.

The sign in front of the office is missing a 'd' so it reads: "Teacher Standards an Practices Commission."

Chamberlain said she was unsure what happened to the sign, but guessed that the letter may have wore off over time.

Staff called police and the man was arrested nearby. The device wasn't a bomb.

Leonard Burdek, 50, is charged with disorderly conduct, police said.


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1 posted on 06/01/2013 6:00:52 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Spelling Nazi.


2 posted on 06/01/2013 6:06:07 PM PDT by moovova
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To: rickmichaels
What's his FR screen name?

/johnny

3 posted on 06/01/2013 6:08:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rickmichaels

And I thought the grammar/spelling NAZIs around here were bad...


4 posted on 06/01/2013 6:08:15 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: rickmichaels
guessed that the letter may have wore off over time

Worn. May have worn off over time. Jeez. The past participle of wear is appropriate here, not the simple past tense.

5 posted on 06/01/2013 6:10:43 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL there are a few spelling nazis here.


6 posted on 06/01/2013 6:11:28 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604
there are a few spelling nazis here.

"Nazi" should be capitalized.

7 posted on 06/01/2013 6:13:02 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

That is the first thing that crossed my mind...


8 posted on 06/01/2013 6:13:07 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: rickmichaels

My only question is, was he toilet trained yet?

This man needs to be spanked, given his tablespoon of meds and sent to bed.


9 posted on 06/01/2013 6:14:16 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

You missed “there”, which should be capitalized, too.

:-P


10 posted on 06/01/2013 6:14:22 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

I wanted to leave something for the other spelling Nazis.


11 posted on 06/01/2013 6:15:54 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: rickmichaels

Explosives were overkill, IMHO. I’d have stuck to a gentle verbal reminder, a few shots with a 12 gauge and a chainsaw frenzy.


12 posted on 06/01/2013 6:17:16 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: rickmichaels; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

13 posted on 06/01/2013 6:18:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I’m not a Spelling Nazi.

I’m a Capitalization Nazi.


14 posted on 06/01/2013 6:18:20 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: rickmichaels
Dr Godwin please pick up a brown courtesy telephone!


15 posted on 06/01/2013 6:21:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!; JRandomFreeper

“Free” leonard???

That’s enough to get you DeCapriotated!


16 posted on 06/01/2013 6:22:08 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: rickmichaels


17 posted on 06/01/2013 6:27:30 PM PDT by Rio
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To: pax_et_bonum

absolutely capitol old chap


18 posted on 06/01/2013 6:29:14 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: rickmichaels
Teacher Standards an Practices Commission

Who goofed?

19 posted on 06/01/2013 6:29:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: bigheadfred

“Free” leonard???

Someone is a real leotard.


20 posted on 06/01/2013 6:30:09 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I refuse to capitalize “nazi” on “principal”.


21 posted on 06/01/2013 6:31:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Don’t tell anyone, but at the age of 12 I decided to rebel and since then my signature is all small letters. People think I’m a Doctor.


22 posted on 06/01/2013 6:34:16 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: bigheadfred

absolutely capitol old chap
_______

Wouldn’t that be “capital”?

;-)


23 posted on 06/01/2013 6:34:50 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: BenLurkin; pax_et_bonum; ROCKLOBSTER; CrazyIvan; cripplecreek
I’m a Capitalization Nazi.

Watch out for pax, people. They capitalize on the mistakes of others.

24 posted on 06/01/2013 6:36:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I know that everyone thinks it was me, but it wasn’t.


25 posted on 06/01/2013 6:38:56 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: bigheadfred

“They capitalize on the mistakes of others.”

How low case of them.


26 posted on 06/01/2013 6:44:38 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: bigheadfred

They capitalize on the mistakes of others.
__________

LOL!

Good one!


27 posted on 06/01/2013 6:44:44 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Revolting cat!
Free Leonard?

Does he do yard work?

28 posted on 06/01/2013 6:48:40 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Join AAAA : Americans Against Acronym Abuse)
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To: CrazyIvan

“They capitalize on the mistakes of others.”

How low case of them.
________

Well, it’s a lot nicer than abbreviating.


29 posted on 06/01/2013 6:49:35 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: rickmichaels

Now if they’d misused an apostrophe, high explosives would be entirely appropriate.


30 posted on 06/01/2013 6:49:56 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: rickmichaels
Here's his next target photo IMG_0040Large2.jpg

I did write to the state and told them of this mistake. They replied that they were aware of it and was going to replace it. I then wrote back and told them I was interested in obtaining the sign. They never got back to me. sigh

31 posted on 06/01/2013 6:50:12 PM PDT by teacherwoes ("I saw under the sun in the place of judgment wickedness, and in the place of justice iniquity.")
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To: Sherman Logan

Fo’shizzle


32 posted on 06/01/2013 6:51:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Rusty0604

Don’t tell anyone, but at the age of 12 I decided to rebel and since then my signature is all small letters. People think I’m a Doctor.
_______

Lol!

(But “doctor” should not be capitalized here.)


33 posted on 06/01/2013 6:52:08 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

“Well, it’s a lot nicer than abbreviating”

It’s


34 posted on 06/01/2013 6:53:38 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

“Well, it’s a lot nicer than abbreviating”

It’s
__________

ROFL!!!!

(But “it’s” should have a period after it.)


35 posted on 06/01/2013 6:55:30 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: rickmichaels

It appears that the administration of the “Teacher Standards an Practices Commission” had little sense of humor but much sensitivity. On the other hand, the whole pressure cooker gag was corny. It’s already been overused. Jail him for being corny and obnoxious.


36 posted on 06/01/2013 6:56:53 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: pax_et_bonum
I’m a Capitalization Nazi.

That was the case with my Uncial.

37 posted on 06/01/2013 6:57:57 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: rickmichaels
"The man allegedly plunked a pressure cooker on the counter..."

I wouldn't work in such a place. But if I did, I would have reacted by groaning and saying, "Get out of here."


38 posted on 06/01/2013 6:59:23 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: CrazyIvan

“Free” leonard???

Someone is a real leotard.
__________

Mmhmmm.

Lol!


39 posted on 06/01/2013 7:02:30 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Rusty0604

Don’t forget the grammar Nazis!


40 posted on 06/01/2013 7:03:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

How many stinkin’ Nazis do we have in this forum???


41 posted on 06/01/2013 7:03:56 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Revolting cat!

42 posted on 06/01/2013 7:06:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: cripplecreek
I refuse to capitalize “nazi” on “principal”.

that would be principle.....

43 posted on 06/01/2013 7:07:50 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

That was the case with my Uncial.
_________

My uncle was a Capitalization Nazi, too!

He exercised a lot and became quite majuscular.


44 posted on 06/01/2013 7:08:38 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
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45 posted on 06/01/2013 7:09:00 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: rickmichaels

They’re gonna send Leonard to the Big House for a spell!


46 posted on 06/01/2013 7:09:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
How many stinkin’ Nazis do we have in this forum???

Oh.... Most of them.

/johnny

47 posted on 06/01/2013 7:09:51 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kabumpo
I know that everyone thinks it was me, but it wasn’t.

I've heard that story before. How much was bail?

/johnny

48 posted on 06/01/2013 7:11:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rickmichaels
...but guessed that the letter may have wore off over time...

Uh oh, whoever wrote this might have a pressure cooker in their future.

49 posted on 06/01/2013 7:11:46 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Jack Hydrazine

How many stinkin’ Nazis do we have in this forum???
_________

“Stinkin’”?

Ahem.

This particular Capitalization Nazi makes frequent use of soap and water, AND perfume.


50 posted on 06/01/2013 7:12:05 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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