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Daylight Saving Time Mistake May Have Caused Dublin Car Bomber to Blow Himself Up
Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2014

Posted on 04/02/2014 5:07:09 PM PDT by mandaladon

A mix-up with daylight saving time may have caused a car bomb to blow up in the face of a bumbling bomber in Dublin.

The unidentified bomber was seen fleeing from the wreckage of a ruined Volvo SUV on Sunday evening, while “dripping in blood” after the device that was attached to the vehicle went off early.

Clocks in Ireland were turned ahead on Sunday night.

“It would appear that the bomber got his timings wrong. It could be a case where he didn’t put his watch forward on Sunday [at 1am] and the timer went off too soon,” the Daily Mirror reported.

After the explosion, the man was seen getting into a taxi.

“We are appealing for anyone who might have picked up a person in the New Street and Clanbrassil Street area shortly after 11pm who was quite obviously suffering to come forward,” said Supt. Dave Taylor of Ireland’s Garda press office. “It was a very extensive explosion and it was a very frightening experience for the people on Long Lane,” Taylor said. “It is quite obvious that the car was the object of this attack.”

The owner of the car runs a local business and has no criminal convictions.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; dublin; fartyshadesofgreen; ireland; longlane; terror
Daylight savings is a bad idea for some
1 posted on 04/02/2014 5:07:09 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

makes me dublin over in laughter


2 posted on 04/02/2014 5:10:57 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: al baby

“A mix-up with daylight saving time may have caused a car bomb to blow up in the face of a bumbling bomber in Dublin.”.....

A booming idiot!


3 posted on 04/02/2014 5:11:44 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: mandaladon

Plus the GWB/Pelosi energy bill moved the change earlier in the year.

Maybe GWB planned this...


4 posted on 04/02/2014 5:12:20 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: mandaladon

So this was a Muslim suicide bomber in Ireland? What was his target?


5 posted on 04/02/2014 5:14:49 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: mandaladon

Day light saving time can rid the world of stupid bombers. Karma is sometimes real quick...


6 posted on 04/02/2014 5:15:53 PM PDT by goat granny (.)
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To: al baby

Irish I had set the time right.


7 posted on 04/02/2014 5:16:41 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: mandaladon

Schadenfreud!


8 posted on 04/02/2014 5:19:14 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Progov
A booming idiot!

so he just forgot to change the time on his wristwatch? or personal watch? but not on the bomb itself?

9 posted on 04/02/2014 5:19:28 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: mandaladon

The only good thing to come out of daylight savings time since world war II.


10 posted on 04/02/2014 5:20:08 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: mandaladon

We should make is safer for suicide bombers to kill. They shouldn’t have risk their lives to kill. I mean, what kind of world is it, where we oppress the suicide bombers into taking serious risks on the own lives to kill others?

Sound familiar? Take out “suicide bomber” and insert the word mother.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 5:20:11 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: mandaladon

I think that’s backwards. Not setting the timer ahead would have caused it to go off later, not earlier. The timer would have had to automatically set itself to daylight time while he had the trigger set on standard time to produce an earlier explosion.


12 posted on 04/02/2014 5:20:13 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Progov

Bloody idiot.


13 posted on 04/02/2014 5:22:41 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: mandaladon

If he survived he’s not doing something right, let’s hope he doesn’t have time to learn how to make better bombs.


14 posted on 04/02/2014 5:26:40 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: mandaladon
“It is quite obvious that the car was the object of this attack.”

Was it a Prius or a Volt???

15 posted on 04/02/2014 5:27:13 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: mandaladon

I checked with my brother in Dublin,he says it’s an April fools day joke.


16 posted on 04/02/2014 5:27:37 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Unless the bomb clock was connected to an automatic update service like cell phones are, it would remain internally consistent and not be affected by the DST change. This article doesn’t make sense.


17 posted on 04/02/2014 5:30:35 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: mandaladon

Never trust an Irish clock for setting off your car bomb.

18 posted on 04/02/2014 5:33:24 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Talisker

Exactly. I wonder if the reporter’s related to that neighbor of mine who kept trying to reset the lighting timers for daylight time?


19 posted on 04/02/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: mandaladon

Meanwhile people are still trying or are trying to blow up more Irish.


20 posted on 04/02/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: mandaladon




America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

21 posted on 04/02/2014 5:41:16 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1<center> <table back969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: mandaladon
wait a minute... you set the clocks AHEAD for daylight savings time, so if he set the bombclock for lets say 6am, then the other clocks forward by an hour, wouldn't that make the bomb go off an hour LATER than he planned???

i could understand if it was fall when you set the clocks BACK an hour, but ahead?

22 posted on 04/02/2014 5:41:41 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mandaladon

I guess I’ll have to stop saying that DST is useless.


23 posted on 04/02/2014 6:02:26 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (You don't really need a sarcasm tag here, do you?)
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To: Chode

What if it was timed with a cell phone that automatically reset its clock one hour ahead?


24 posted on 04/02/2014 6:11:26 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
that'd do it all right...
25 posted on 04/02/2014 6:25:09 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: GSP.FAN
got cha! thanks.
it still would've been funny.

26 posted on 04/02/2014 6:28:35 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: mandaladon

Don’t know if he’s Muslim or not but this kind of thing always makes me say “Praise Allah!” (That’s the only time.)


27 posted on 04/02/2014 6:47:00 PM PDT by far sider
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To: skinkinthegrass

It is funny an inept Irish terrorist blows himself up cause of DST....LOL

The brother read it in a British rag paper (Daily Mirror) and laughed,for some reason the American media ran with the story.

The Brits like to make fun of us but it’s just fun we don’t take it personal.
Slainte..


28 posted on 04/02/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: mandaladon

Must’ve been a pit bull attack

/s


29 posted on 04/02/2014 7:31:57 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: ArmstedFragg

Maybe it was a Y1K problem.


30 posted on 04/02/2014 8:14:58 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: mandaladon

April 1st date


31 posted on 04/02/2014 8:28:53 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: GSP.FAN; Pikachu_Dad
It is funny an inept Irish terrorist blows himself up cause of DST....LOL

The brother read it in a British rag paper (Daily Mirror) and laughed,for some reason the American media ran with the story.

The Brits like to make fun of us but it’s just fun we don’t take it personal.
Slainte..

Doesn't look like a joke to me.


32 posted on 04/02/2014 9:09:25 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: latina4dubya
so he just forgot to change the time on his wristwatch? or personal watch? but not on the bomb itself?

Cell phone detonator perhaps?

They update the time automatically

33 posted on 04/02/2014 9:13:16 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: expat1000

I guess you dont have a sense of humor????

Ever hear of Photoshop???


34 posted on 04/02/2014 9:13:19 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN
OK, GSP fan, I'm not going to play these silly games with you. Let's wait until tomorrow or the next day and see if The Mirror really did photoshop these plus post all this detail plus create a phony video (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bomber-blew-himself-up-after-3320761#ixzz2xeWoroGa) without any disclaimer and see who is the guillble one. I'll wait for your apology or supply mine.

A senior source said: “This certainly was a high-grade explosive used in this bomb. It wasn’t garbage stuff. “It would appear the bomber got his timings wrong. “It could be a case where he didn’t put his watch forward on Sunday [at 1am] and the timer went off too soon. “However, it is more likely he didn’t realise just how powerful the explosives would be.

“If anyone had been in the car or walking near it at the time then they would have been killed.” The Volvo SUV was completely destroyed in the blast while a house beside the vehicle had its doors and windows blown off.

The army bomb squad was called to the scene by police and the Explosive Ordnance Defence unit was carrying out a post blast analysis yesterday.

The car owner runs a business in the area and has no criminal convictions. He declined to comment when contacted yesterday. Detectives are probing if the attack was perpetrated by an inner city gang.

35 posted on 04/02/2014 9:21:52 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: everyone

Also reported by the Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2595739/Pictured-Moment-Irish-bomber-blew-FORGOT-TO-MOVE-THE-CLOCK-FORWARD.html


36 posted on 04/02/2014 10:13:37 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: mandaladon

37 posted on 04/03/2014 7:02:34 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Great photo of Ben!


38 posted on 04/03/2014 7:18:37 AM PDT by huskerjim
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To: logi_cal869

Judy Wood did it don’tchaknow.


39 posted on 04/03/2014 7:21:32 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: expat1000

Apologize for what??
Just repeating what my Irish brother told me.
BTW the Daily Mirror a British newspaper is the only paper with the article not 1 Irish newspaper has the article and if you google it all articles are linked to Daily Mirror.


40 posted on 04/03/2014 7:25:37 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN

So it’s all down to something and/or someone else, including the preposterous theory that the newspaper fabricated the story including photoshopping the on the scene pictures. Also the snide comment about having a sense of humor - I guess that came from your brother as well. Yeah, that’s the ticket..

That’s exactly what I expected from you. No way you would simply man up and say, “Hey, I was wrong - sorry.”


41 posted on 04/03/2014 8:44:42 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Wow the anger is strong in this one..
Waiting for you to post the follow up story??


42 posted on 04/04/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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