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Man with strange watch arrested at Calif. airport, charged with having bomb-making materials
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Posted on 11/17/2012 7:00:43 AM PST by ConservativeMan55

A Southern California man was arrested at Oakland International Airport after security officers found him wearing an unusual watch they said could be used to make a timing device for a bomb, authorities said Friday.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 20121116; 20121117; bomb; mcgann; timer; tsa; watch
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To: TruthWillWin

Nope!


51 posted on 11/17/2012 7:52:15 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Dead Corpse

It doesn’t fit with my understanding of it, I was tasked with researching the movement and coming up with proposals in the apparel industry.

Sounds Dadist to me. DIY, found objects. Dada.


52 posted on 11/17/2012 7:52:15 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Hardraade

did you actually read the article?

If you did, are you lacking the ability to COMPREHEND?

The guy did not pass-by someone on the street with an umbrella, as in your RIDICULOUSLY STOOPID example.

He WENT THROUGH AIRPORT SECFURITY with items which could be clearly and easily considered as bomb making materials.

Get it? He had an obviously extravagently wired watch (art??) and boots too big with extra padding in them. HE WAS LOOKING FOR CONFRONTATION as clearly as if he had worn a sign saying “I am carrying stuff to make a bomb”

If he had stuffed that ‘artwork’ and odd extra padding inside a briefcase, and sent it through the scanner it would have been flagged too and sent people into panic mode.

How stupid is that?


53 posted on 11/17/2012 7:53:06 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Mr. K

And wearing a tourniquet


54 posted on 11/17/2012 7:53:48 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Dr. Sivana

Hey I remember that game!


55 posted on 11/17/2012 7:57:13 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: ConservativeMan55

And we are to believe TSA is making air travel safer ?


56 posted on 11/17/2012 8:00:17 AM PST by blastdad51 (Typical middle-aged white patriot.)
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To: EEGator

Your confession has been duly logged...


57 posted on 11/17/2012 8:11:16 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: EEGator

did you read it?


58 posted on 11/17/2012 8:14:06 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Hardraade
hey- you've been here only since AFTER Obozo was elected- and I;ve been here since Clinton was molesting interns

You are the one who knee-jerked a reaction without comprehending the story.

This guy was obviously doing this for attention, which is not a wise thing to do when going through airport security.

59 posted on 11/17/2012 8:18:50 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: KoRn
I hope he can get good lawyers and sue someone’s ass off over this. Probably can’t/won’t happen though....

He'll be lucky if he's ever allowed to board an airplane again, not to mention anyone else in America who now finds themselves unfortunate enough to share the name Geoffrey McGann.

60 posted on 11/17/2012 8:19:02 AM PST by Drew68
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To: bigheadfred

That’s a photo of my phone!!!


61 posted on 11/17/2012 8:43:38 AM PST by dalereed
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To: ConservativeMan55
McGann told Transportation Security Administration officers that he’s an artist and the watch is art, Nelson said.

Wonderful!
By executuve order, soon we will be obligated to ignore them and not refer to them as mass-murdering terrorists ---- they are now Artists of the Exploding Art Persuasion...

62 posted on 11/17/2012 8:55:02 AM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911

I can’t believe the morons posting on this thread. Ignorance must be truly bliss.


63 posted on 11/17/2012 8:58:57 AM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Mr. K
That N00B nutcase is the best argument to prevent new "Freepers" from actually posting anything for about the first 5 years of membership!

GHEEZ!

64 posted on 11/17/2012 9:05:17 AM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: dalereed; EEGator; TruthWillWin; ConservativeMan55
That’s a photo of my phone!!!

My God...I’m a bomb making terrorist!

I have a GREAT IDEA for a NEW TV SHOW!!!!!


65 posted on 11/17/2012 9:16:50 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: ConservativeMan55

The guy needs to be charged with being a complete moron. What he did is no different than yelling fire in a crowded theater.


66 posted on 11/17/2012 9:26:14 AM PST by eak3
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To: Mr. K

Must be saturday.

Some of you boys have serious mental problems. Try and sleep them off.


67 posted on 11/17/2012 9:31:43 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: ConservativeMan55; KoRn
I agree. They determined he wasn’t a threat but charged him anyway because they didn’t “like” what he had on him.

Contempt of Cop, to be met with Punishment by Process.

68 posted on 11/17/2012 9:43:25 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: publius911

You want a piece of me, sc*m?

Why are you still a registered democrat, while running around posing as a knuckledragger caricature of a Teapartier?

Oh my. I think I caught a live one ;).


69 posted on 11/17/2012 9:45:04 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: ConservativeMan55; KoRn

Nope, they didn’t like the next day’s headline and the civil suits to follow.


70 posted on 11/17/2012 10:05:56 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Pontiac

That, or possibly a dry run. The bomb making material charge seems over the top though.


71 posted on 11/17/2012 10:06:14 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: RegulatorCountry

“What reasonable person would take those items into an airport in this day and age?”


72 posted on 11/17/2012 10:12:58 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Mr. K

“What reasonable person would take those items into an airport in this day and age?”


73 posted on 11/17/2012 10:13:17 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: smokingfrog

I think if they really want to make the charge stick they should have to show that the watch actually could function as a detonator timer.

I think at best the man should be charge with inciting panic or creating a public nuisance.


74 posted on 11/17/2012 10:30:34 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Mr. K

Yes I read it. There was no real crime committed. I can see them not allowing him to fly, arresting him is BS.


75 posted on 11/17/2012 10:56:31 AM PST by EEGator
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To: bigheadfred

Am I going to Gitmo now?


76 posted on 11/17/2012 10:57:07 AM PST by EEGator
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To: ConservativeMan55

Probably just an artsy watch. If he’d been wearing robes and a turban they would have let him through for sure.


77 posted on 11/17/2012 11:25:59 AM PST by madison10
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To: ConservativeMan55

I’ve got a $12.88 watch from Wal-Mart.

I wonder if that’ll get me a beat down from TSA.


78 posted on 11/17/2012 12:56:10 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: ConservativeMan55

TSA are complete f*cking retards.


79 posted on 11/17/2012 1:00:37 PM PST by dinodino
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To: Mr. K

yeah, art he said. i agree, performance art: the art of looking like a jackass. and naturally the tsa was jealous because they want a monopoly on the art of being a jackass in an airport.


80 posted on 11/17/2012 1:03:12 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: EEGator

probably will get a slap on the wrist for disturbing the peace or some such chicken-feed thing.


81 posted on 11/17/2012 1:04:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Dr. Sivana

If I’d caught you with that stuff I might have blown it up myself. “Looking bad” can be just as fatal as actually trying to be. And the key word in “un-obtrusive”.


82 posted on 11/17/2012 1:22:59 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: EEGator
Am I going to Gitmo now?

Depends on what we are talking about. Gitmo crap from me? Without a doubt. (grin) Gitmo free stuff from the gubmint free stuff parade? Why not? And I don't want to burst your bubble. But if you are a white man (like me) Gitmo doesn't want you. You are now irrelevant.

83 posted on 11/17/2012 2:41:34 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Mr. K
Get it? He had an obviously extravagently wired watch (art??) and boots too big with extra padding in them

Don't you need something explosive to construct a bomb?

84 posted on 11/17/2012 2:51:18 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: bigheadfred

I guess I’m irrelevant.


85 posted on 11/17/2012 2:51:36 PM PST by EEGator
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To: ConservativeMan55

WTF????

I know plenty of geeks who wear nerd stuff.

Just look at Woz and the watch he’s been wearing for years.


86 posted on 11/17/2012 6:22:45 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Here is Woz showing off his Nixie tube watch:
http://medgadget.com/2009/10/the_woz_showing_off_a_prized_gadget.html

And here is another one he like to wear:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34919503@N00/542068335/

http://gizmodo.com/260237/woz-explains-his-sporting-of-two-of-the-geekiest-watches-ever-created


87 posted on 11/17/2012 6:28:12 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: EEGator

‘sokay. We can be irrelevant together.


88 posted on 11/17/2012 6:54:16 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Irrelevancy loves company.


89 posted on 11/17/2012 7:09:59 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Yeah. Bring your own M60.


90 posted on 11/17/2012 7:21:28 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: ConservativeMan55

91 posted on 11/17/2012 7:26:48 PM PST by combat_boots (I lost my tagline somewhere......)
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To: publius911; Mr. K

No joke and I wonder who is drinking...????

Post on Old Freepers....


92 posted on 11/17/2012 7:43:11 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: bigheadfred

I only have a Glock .40...


93 posted on 11/17/2012 8:45:10 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Cementjungle

Oh, I don’t know. Freeper heads are exploding all over the place, from nothing but brains.


94 posted on 11/17/2012 10:13:13 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: KoRn

I read it that way,too. the charges were invented on the spot. There is no such law.Of course, when you are living in what is essentially a communist country, the law is what the arresting officer wants it to be. I’ve known two professional artists during my life, and both of them were a bit goofy in my opinion, but were not dangerous by any stretch.
All of these “possession” of bomb making materials charges are bogus.


95 posted on 11/18/2012 5:24:29 AM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: TruthWillWin

If they let you see it then you might laugh at the hysteria instead of falling on your knees and thanking the big govt. policeman for saving us.


96 posted on 11/18/2012 7:01:38 AM PST by wrencher
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To: ConservativeMan55

I wonder if this guy was planning to go to NJ soon because an OWS member got arrested for bombmaking materials yesterday or today.


97 posted on 11/18/2012 7:29:45 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Mr. K
You seem to be under the impression that the TSA actually has the main function of making air travel safer. That may be part of their function, but neither the main part, nor a part that they have ever performed.

We can consider their real function more dispassionately, perhaps, by at one of their historical antecedents, far removed from our time. In that light, I present the following history lesson:



and also this elementary-school level primer on an important facet of the radiation exposure to which the TSA subjects people:


98 posted on 11/18/2012 7:53:53 AM PST by Jubal Harshaw
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To: EEGator
I forget where I read it, but the idea is to make so many rules/laws that it’s impossible to obey them. Thus making everyone a criminal.

Notably Ayn Rand but many other observant people also.

99 posted on 11/18/2012 11:23:05 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: arthurus

That’s where I heard it, thank you. jiggyboy also pointed it out for me as well. FReepers always come through...


100 posted on 11/18/2012 11:29:56 AM PST by EEGator
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