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1 dragonfire1981  Fri, Nov 16, 2012 10:06:45pm

And I hear I was expecting a Flava Flav joke.

2 lostlakehiker  Fri, Nov 16, 2012 10:43:52pm

That sort of stunt isn't so funny. This "artist" has made himself as perfect a fit for shoebomber as he can without actually wearing a bomb. His purpose? To make necessary and prudent precautions seem ridiculous.

He thinks it's a joke. But shoe bombs are not a joke.

3 Destro  Fri, Nov 16, 2012 11:55:52pm

re: #2 lostlakehiker

That sort of stunt isn't so funny. This "artist" has made himself as perfect a fit for shoebomber as he can without actually wearing a bomb. His purpose? To make necessary and prudent precautions seem ridiculous.

He thinks it's a joke. But shoe bombs are not a joke.

And you know this is a stunt how?

4 Gus  Sat, Nov 17, 2012 7:17:46am

Obey!

Stupid neocons.

5 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Nov 17, 2012 1:54:07pm

Well, I guess this demonstrates that not only Muslims are being targeted for wearing funny shoes, which is quite positive, really.

6 hellosnackbar  Sat, Nov 17, 2012 4:08:49pm

@ Lost lake hiker.
I agree with you!
Twenty years ago a very diligent El Al inspector prevented the loss of an El Al
passenger jet and the loss of more than 300 victims of a terror bombing.
[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]
Yes this event was a joke; but the suspicion of the security officers should not be questioned.

7 Political Atheist  Sat, Nov 17, 2012 4:56:29pm

re: #3 Destro

And you know this is a stunt how?

Maybe Fox kinda skipped over some details... The following gives me the impression the man knew exactly what he was doing.
[Link: www.contracostatimes.com...]
Geoffrey McGann, 49, was caught with the device and even stranger items in his luggage Thursday evening, TSA agents said.

The "elaborate watch" was buried beneath McGann's coat in a luggage inspection area, and it had been attached to wires, a toggle switch, fuses and a circuit board, TSA agents said.

In addition, McGann's boots were two sizes too big and were stuffed with layers of homemade insoles, which allowed for large cavities where someone would be able to hide items, Alameda County sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson told the San Jose Mercury-News.

McGann was also wearing a military-style shirt with a built-in tourniquet in the sleeves, often used by soldiers to stop bleeding if they suffer an arm injury, the sergeant said.

8 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Nov 17, 2012 5:22:13pm

re: #7 Daniel Ballard

Maybe Fox kinda skipped over some details... The following gives me the impression the man knew exactly what he was doing.
[Link: www.contracostatimes.com...]
Geoffrey McGann, 49, was caught with the device and even stranger items in his luggage Thursday evening, TSA agents said.

The "elaborate watch" was buried beneath McGann's coat in a luggage inspection area, and it had been attached to wires, a toggle switch, fuses and a circuit board, TSA agents said.

In addition, McGann's boots were two sizes too big and were stuffed with layers of homemade insoles, which allowed for large cavities where someone would be able to hide items, Alameda County sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson told the San Jose Mercury-News.

McGann was also wearing a military-style shirt with a built-in tourniquet in the sleeves, often used by soldiers to stop bleeding if they suffer an arm injury, the sergeant said.

Uh, yeah, that's gonna raise some questions.

9 Destro  Sat, Nov 17, 2012 9:51:06pm

re: #7 Daniel Ballard

re: #8 SanFranciscoZionist

McGann was also wearing a military-style shirt with a built-in tourniquet in the sleeves, often used by soldiers to stop bleeding if they suffer an arm injury, the sergeant said.

Scardy-cats...

You can buy a shirt like this on Amazon.

[Link: www.amazon.com...]

10 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 18, 2012 6:21:41am

re: #9 Destro

re: #8 SanFranciscoZionist

McGann was also wearing a military-style shirt with a built-in tourniquet in the sleeves, often used by soldiers to stop bleeding if they suffer an arm injury, the sergeant said.

Scardy-cats...

You can buy a shirt like this on Amazon.

[Link: www.amazon.com...]

True, that's legal. But if you put it together with the rest of the evidence it becomes very suspicious, as having tourniquets on both arms ready to be tied is a tactic used some Islamists, notably by Chechen snipers in Fallujah in 2004.

My own read of this situation: Mr. McGann was either looking to mock the TSA when (he figured) they let him through with materials usable for a bomb, or was just jonesin' for a Martyr Cookie by being arrested for a "piece of art" and then screaming "HELP, HELP, I'M BEING REPRESSED!".

11 Destro  Sun, Nov 18, 2012 12:54:40pm

re: #10 Dark_Falcon

and the tourniquets on both arms will help someone be a terrorist on an airplane, how?


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