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Blast Damages Times Square Recruiting Station (with photo)
NY Times ^ | March 06, 2008 | By Sewell Chan

Posted on 03/06/2008 7:36:56 AM PST by jdm

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Latest Update, 10:15 a.m. | The police have attributed the blast to an improvised explosive device, and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said the device had been placed in an ammunition box like the kind that can be bought at a military supply store. Mr. Kelly spoke with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a news conference at 9:30 a.m. in Times Square. The authorities are looking into a possible connection to two earlier bombings at foreign consulates in Manhattan, in 2005 and 2007. Officials said that in today’s attack, a man in a gray hooded sweatshirt was seen leaving the scene on a bicycle. Subways and traffic are running normally through Times Square. (See related slide show.)

Full Account | New York City police officers and firefighters cordoned off much of Times Square for more than two hours after a small explosion — set off, the authorities said, by an “improvised explosive device” — damaged the front of the Armed Forces Career Center on the traffic island bounded by 43rd and 44th Streets, Seventh Avenue and Broadway at 3:43 a.m., officials said. No one was injured, and after a temporary interruption, subway service was restored.

Most traffic around Times Square was allowed to pass by 6:45 a.m., after vehicles had been diverted for more than two hours. City officials confirmed that police had initially blocked off the area as a precaution to ensure that there was no secondary device or other threat; the officials emphasized that they did not believe anyone was in danger.

Police officers at the scene said the explosion blew a hole through the front door of the recruiting station, which is at the northern end of the structure.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blast; domesticterrorism; military; nyc; recruiting; timessquare
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1 posted on 03/06/2008 7:36:57 AM PST by jdm
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To: jdm

I’m predicting hippy-douchebag over goat-effing islametard.


2 posted on 03/06/2008 7:38:23 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: jdm

Religion of peace = party of tolerance.


3 posted on 03/06/2008 7:38:41 AM PST by YourAdHere (Buy My Book, Bradypalooza, from Amazon.Com)
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To: dead

Seconded.


4 posted on 03/06/2008 7:38:58 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: jdm
I thought that place and local area had hundreds of surveillance cams all over the place. Surely they will get a pic of him? And i will now stop calling you Shirley.
5 posted on 03/06/2008 7:39:46 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Senator McCain, what did GWB promise you back in 2000? And you believed him? BWAHAAAAA!)
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To: jdm

Bloomberg gets media attention finally.


6 posted on 03/06/2008 7:40:43 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: dead

...on a bicycle—sounds like a new contestant on “CLUE”, doesn’t it?


7 posted on 03/06/2008 7:41:21 AM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative with no dog in the presidential race now *sigh*)
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To: jdm


8 posted on 03/06/2008 7:42:36 AM PST by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: jdm

If these jackasses had any stones, they’d proudly admit that they did this and brag about it all over the media.

But they don’t, so they won’t.

Punk cowards.


9 posted on 03/06/2008 7:44:21 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: jdm
Looks as though William “Bill” Ayers and Bernadrine are back in business.
10 posted on 03/06/2008 7:45:17 AM PST by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the US Senate)
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To: jdm

“In order to prevent war and killing, we’re going to kill people” ~ Idiot domestic terrorists


11 posted on 03/06/2008 7:45:41 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: jdm

Code Pinkos.......


12 posted on 03/06/2008 7:45:47 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger

That was my first thought, too. They’re deranged enough.


13 posted on 03/06/2008 7:47:22 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: jdm

At least they didn’t use guns.


14 posted on 03/06/2008 7:48:01 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: dead

..and i would be looking for that profile at the next berry o rally around the area.


15 posted on 03/06/2008 7:48:07 AM PST by Track9 (Conservatism is the explicit Philosophy of our Constitution)
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To: Stepan12

I think THAT pic should be taken down. He is not a muslim, and depicting him so makes US (freepers) look stupid.
Opponents lurk here, why give them ammunition?


16 posted on 03/06/2008 7:48:22 AM PST by Bekki4Bush (Proud to be a Bush Zonie!)
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To: jdm

Lubbock’s token moonbat radio host, Chad Hasty of KFYO, dismissed this as a mere prank, “nobody hurt....no big deal....probably just kids having fun.(!)
I wonder if it would seem so harmless to Chad if fun-loving pranksters bombed the peace movement’s analog to a recruiting station, say, a place that prints Che t-shirts or a local headshop.

Chad Hasty can be contacted at the station: Chad@kfyo.com


17 posted on 03/06/2008 7:49:04 AM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: Right Cal Gal

Or a Uni-bomber wannabe................


18 posted on 03/06/2008 7:49:40 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Track9

Disgraceful. This is what all the anti-American talk leads too.


19 posted on 03/06/2008 7:49:43 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Bekki4Bush

I agree with you.
It’s a stupid picture.


20 posted on 03/06/2008 7:51:30 AM PST by squarebarb
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To: Brilliant
"At least they didn’t use guns"

Watch for that idiot Bloomberg to come out and demand banning surplus ammo boxes, grey hooded sweatshirts and bicycles.

21 posted on 03/06/2008 7:51:34 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: Red Badger
Code Pinkos.......

POWERLINE: Islamic Extremists or Code Pinkers?

22 posted on 03/06/2008 7:51:42 AM PST by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: jdm

A Berkley code pinker on vacation.


23 posted on 03/06/2008 7:54:30 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: jdm

Just some leftist anti-USA wacko living off his parents’ check wearing beads and smelling like a goat.


24 posted on 03/06/2008 7:56:06 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Stepan12

In today’s American culture, a turban is a turban. Amazing how someone sees a turban and indulges in pious PC religious profiling.

Turbans are worn in India, Sri Lanka and other “eastern” cultures by non-Muslims.

That said, your graphic ^will^ be “profiled” and FR will be reflected as bigoted. (okay, even more bigoted than now...is that possible?)

Que sera, sera, mon ami!


25 posted on 03/06/2008 7:56:18 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: dead

Looks like the work of a 12 year old.


26 posted on 03/06/2008 7:57:28 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: Bekki4Bush
I think THAT pic should be taken down. He is not a muslim, and depicting him so makes US (freepers) look stupid. Opponents lurk here, why give them ammunition?

Call the adminstrator to take it down if you wish; however, Obama's denials about being a Muslim are hardly convincing and WHERE IS OBAMA'S BAPTISMAL certificate if he is a Christian?

27 posted on 03/06/2008 7:57:38 AM PST by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: Brilliant
At least they didn’t use guns

Of course they didn't use guns--guns aren't allowed in NYC/sarc! That's why it's such a safe place to be, don't ya know.

28 posted on 03/06/2008 7:59:01 AM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: dead

Yes. I cast my vote for “home-grown far left” terrorist(s) on this one.


29 posted on 03/06/2008 7:59:28 AM PST by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: jdm

Democratic Undergroun - countdown til those idiots try to claim this attack was staged by the Bush administration.


30 posted on 03/06/2008 7:59:53 AM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
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To: squarebarb

The real question is not “Is he a Muslim?”, but rather
“Was he a Muslim?” Born of a Muslim father, it is my understanding that makes him Muslim. If he is now a Christian (depending on where you think his “church” fits in), does that make him an apostate to Islam?

We see repeatedly that the fundamentalists believe the penalty for apostasy is death.
I wonder why there has been total, dead silence from these people about this question. Taqqiya?


31 posted on 03/06/2008 8:00:42 AM PST by Sigurdrifta
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To: atomic conspiracy

Or an abortion clinic...


32 posted on 03/06/2008 8:02:09 AM PST by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: jdm

Freedom to choose? /sarc off


33 posted on 03/06/2008 8:04:17 AM PST by Tolkien (There are things more important than Peace. Freedom being one of those.)
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To: jdm

Round up the usual suspects...........


34 posted on 03/06/2008 8:06:32 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: YOUGOTIT

“Looks as though William “Bill” Ayers and Bernadrine are back in business.”

FOBHO — Friends of Barack HUSSEIN Obama


35 posted on 03/06/2008 8:11:02 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: jdm

And so it begins.


36 posted on 03/06/2008 8:14:16 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: jdm
Probably left wing trash like this.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1973406/posts

37 posted on 03/06/2008 8:18:09 AM PST by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: Stepan12

Great pic! We need to keep taking potshots at the cult being created by the Obamohammedites over their saviour. If the MSM won’t ever hold his feet to the fire it’s up to us.


38 posted on 03/06/2008 8:20:41 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Benedict Arnold was against the Terrorist Surveillance Program)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Disgraceful. This is what all the anti-American talk leads too.

By THIS, do you mean the bombing or my profiling.. which might also include: college drop out, studies in psychology, history or acting, 26 to 34, white, possession citations, moveon/daily kos bikesNotBombs member. Your statement is not clear.

39 posted on 03/06/2008 8:21:36 AM PST by Track9 (Conservatism is the Natural Philosophy of our Constitution)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
That said, your graphic ^will^ be “profiled” and FR will be reflected as bigoted. (okay, even more bigoted than now...is that possible?)

It's not a question of how Free Republic will be seen, but, rather, whether Free Republic says the truth or makes a good case for a particular stand. And there is a good case that Barack Hussein Obama will be a Muslim terrorist sympathizer and, also, a good case can be made that he is a Muslim and lying about it:

Obama. The Muslim thing and why it matters. (excerpts from the link)

The thing is you can't be a leader and not know what Islam means. The average Joe pumping gas on route 66 ? Ok, not on top of the issue. But there is NO WAY you can be running for POS and not know the hell being wreaked on the free and not so free world by Islamic jihad. That said, this man went to a madrassa in Jakarta. A madrassa in a Muslim country - whether he was devout or secular he knows what was taught. He knows what is in that book, the Koran...... Even if he is ambiguous, he knows the stakes involved. His father was a Muslim who took three wives (without divorcing). His stepfather and close members of his family are devout Muslims. Not an unimportant influence.

Every Muslim that left Islam is very definitive about leaving and why. They are quite vocal - Wafa Sultan, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Walid Shoebat, Elijah Abraham etc ..... if he left Islam Obama MUST have very definite thoughts about it. He has to. He practiced Islam. That is not benign. It's big - and even if, as inferred by big media, it was not big to him, he can still appreciate how important it is knowing what he knows about Islam and apostasy.

And he would have had to make a decision to reject Islam. When did he make that decision? How? Why the silence? Why the reluctance to talk about it?

Apostasy is punishable by death in Islam. Have there been calls for his death? If not, why? Islam gives no free passes.

His posture on this is hard to define or understand. Because it is a critical is issue.

40 posted on 03/06/2008 8:22:06 AM PST by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Great pic! We need to keep taking potshots at the cult being created by the Obamohammedites over their saviour. If the MSM won’t ever hold his feet to the fire it’s up to us.

Great point. We shouldn't pee our pants just because the pro terrorist, drive by media calls us names.

Please see my previous post.

Also, this talk that we should use Barack HUSSEIN Obama's full name smacks of idol worship. Jews aren't really allowed to use G-d's real name (we call him Hashem in public). We should not extend the rules we use for our G-d to Barack Hussein Obama. This Obama worship is just toooooo much!

41 posted on 03/06/2008 8:26:22 AM PST by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: Bekki4Bush; Stepan12; squarebarb
I think THAT pic should be taken down. He is not a muslim, and depicting him so makes US (freepers) look stupid.

John Kerry wasn't a Muslim either, but I remember loads of parodies depicting him as one in either a turban or a burqa. Why should Mr. Hussein Obama get a free pass?

42 posted on 03/06/2008 8:27:47 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Digital Sniper
John Kerry wasn't a Muslim either, but I remember loads of parodies depicting him as one in either a turban or a burqa. Why should Mr. Hussein Obama get a free pass?

Freepers had a howler of a photoshop depicting John Kerry with a beret and a moustasche. It made John Kerry look french even though he was Irish.

C'mon freepers! Lighten up! We have always had a sense of humor and we need some laughs now in this unpleasant and ambigious election season.

43 posted on 03/06/2008 8:31:45 AM PST by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: dead

Must be one of those, “hate the war but love the troops” types.


44 posted on 03/06/2008 8:32:52 AM PST by Rush4U (unnamed source)
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To: jdm

Security photos show a woman wearing a pink burkah...


45 posted on 03/06/2008 8:37:38 AM PST by pabianice
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To: YourAdHere

Looks more like “I am a peacnik idiot” to me. If there is army there will be no war. Must be potent stuff in the Kool Aid they are drinking.


46 posted on 03/06/2008 8:38:32 AM PST by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: dead
I’m predicting hippy-douchebag over goat-effing islametard.

I wonder what his/her DU screen name is....

47 posted on 03/06/2008 8:43:48 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Both dim candidates promise change and/or hope. I don't think the USA can afford their message.)
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To: dead

“I’m predicting hippy-douchebag over goat-effing islametard.”

Probably not an islamotard since he didnt try to kill anyone. My bet is a leftist moonbat of the move-on persuasion.


48 posted on 03/06/2008 8:44:14 AM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: Bekki4Bush

Of course he’s not a Muslim! He said so himself! “I have never been a Muslim.”


49 posted on 03/06/2008 8:45:22 AM PST by Hiddigeigei (Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder. [Arnold Toynbee])
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To: Digital Sniper; Bekki4Bush; Stepan12; squarebarb
John Kerry wasn't a Muslim either, but I remember loads of parodies depicting him as one in either a turban or a burqa.

I didn't sign on for the "no Dems in turbans" agreement, whether its Obama, Pelosi, Clinton or anybody else.


50 posted on 03/06/2008 8:58:16 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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