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#102 Apr 16 2013 at 2:27 PM Rating: Good
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A source says the explosives were put in 6-liter kitchen pressure cookers, hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground.
Pressure cookers scare the crap out of me.
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I don't know about Peimei much as I tend to scroll past his/her posts, but rdm had always been off his rocker.


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#104 Apr 16 2013 at 4:18 PM Rating: Good
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News seems to be making a big deal about the whole pressure cooker thing. It is just a sealed container...
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A source says the explosives were put in 6-liter kitchen pressure cookers, hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground.
Pressure cookers scare the crap out of me.


The question that's been bugging me is how the **** no one noticed these things. A 6 liter pressure cooker is pretty large. I'd like to know where they were placed. Were they inside the stores where the explosions seemed to come from, or just placed against the fronts but still on the street? And again, how the **** does no one notice this? The first one was literally right at the end point of the run, where there were lots of security and folks working the marathon. It's just amazing to me that not one, but two such devices could be placed there and not be seen.
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gbaji wrote:
Elinda wrote:
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A source says the explosives were put in 6-liter kitchen pressure cookers, hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground.
Pressure cookers scare the crap out of me.


The question that's been bugging me is how the **** no one noticed these things. A 6 liter pressure cooker is pretty large. I'd like to know where they were placed. Were they inside the stores where the explosions seemed to come from, or just placed against the fronts but still on the street? And again, how the **** does no one notice this? The first one was literally right at the end point of the run, where there were lots of security and folks working the marathon. It's just amazing to me that not one, but two such devices could be placed there and not be seen.


News report on NPR said they were inside black bags. I'm imagining a duffel bag or backpack very similar to something one of the people watching and runner support folk would be carrying around. Six Liters is not that large (less than 2 gallons) so the backpack wouldn't have to be huge, and would not seem that strange.

Edited, Apr 16th 2013 6:35pm by TirithRR
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#108 Apr 16 2013 at 4:59 PM Rating: Good
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gbaji wrote:
Elinda wrote:
news wrote:
A source says the explosives were put in 6-liter kitchen pressure cookers, hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground.
Pressure cookers scare the crap out of me.


The question that's been bugging me is how the **** no one noticed these things. A 6 liter pressure cooker is pretty large. I'd like to know where they were placed. Were they inside the stores where the explosions seemed to come from, or just placed against the fronts but still on the street? And again, how the **** does no one notice this? The first one was literally right at the end point of the run, where there were lots of security and folks working the marathon. It's just amazing to me that not one, but two such devices could be placed there and not be seen.
6 Quart is the small size pressure cooker. CLICK4PIC. Remove the handle and it wouldn't look like anything more than a pile of books in a backpack. But there were two.
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#109 Apr 16 2013 at 5:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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Elinda wrote:
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A source says the explosives were put in 6-liter kitchen pressure cookers, hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground.
Pressure cookers scare the crap out of me.

Well...don't fill yours with explosives and shrapnel, and you might be okay.

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Elinda wrote:
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A source says the explosives were put in 6-liter kitchen pressure cookers, hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground.
Pressure cookers scare the crap out of me.

Well...don't fill yours with explosives and shrapnel, and you might be okay.


Hang out with canners and you hear horror stories...Smiley: eek
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Pretty sure those were the oldies. New ones are quite a bit safer. I remember when I was a kid my grandmother's giant pressure cooker rattling and whistling away on top of the stove...
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The question that's been bugging me is how the **** no one noticed these things.

They were in black nylon duffel bags which blended in with the bajillion other bags runners and crowd members were carrying around.

Supposedly they used gunpowder as the explosive element. So much for military grade explosives.

Edited, Apr 16th 2013 6:22pm by Jophiel
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Elinda wrote:
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A source says the explosives were put in 6-liter kitchen pressure cookers, hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground.
Pressure cookers scare the crap out of me.



Well thats just fUcking awesome! I dont go anywhere without my pressure cooker, and I bet they are now instabanned from flights.
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#114 Apr 16 2013 at 5:56 PM Rating: Good
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Elinda wrote:
news wrote:
A source says the explosives were put in 6-liter kitchen pressure cookers, hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground.
Pressure cookers scare the crap out of me.



Well thats just fUcking awesome! I dont go anywhere without my pressure cooker, and I bet they are now instabanned from flights.

Smiley: lol

I'm good with them as long as they're not sitting on a hot burner blowing steam out at me and jiggling menacingly.

They'd be easy enough to ban from flights though if that's what you think we should do.
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I'm used to retardedness from the usual suspects, but this event has turned some of you into god **** freepers...
I don't know about Peimei much as I tend to scroll past his/her posts, but rdm had always been off his rocker.


I've always just attributed his tendency towards sanctimonious prattle to marijuana.

This. He's stoned. He's ALWAYS stoned. Why in the **** does anyone read his sh*t??
People read Gbaji's and Alma's walls of ****, surely you can't be surprised that people read Rdmcandie's posts too.
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#116 Apr 16 2013 at 6:04 PM Rating: Good
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The bombers aim was to create fear. The banning of pressure cookers from flights would be an hysterical reaction, therefore caving in to the bombers aims.

The world should stand strong against this attack, as an ill thought out knee- jerk reaction will only make the efficient cooking of lentils and other pulses more difficult for us vegetarians.
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#117 Apr 16 2013 at 6:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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No one cares about the vegetarians, I say take away the pressure cookers.
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#118 Apr 16 2013 at 6:06 PM Rating: Good
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The bombers aim was to create fear. The banning of pressure cookers from flights would be an hysterical reaction, therefore caving in to the bombers aims.

The world should stand strong against this attack, as an ill thought out knee- jerk reaction will only make the efficient cooking of lentils and other pulses more difficult for us vegetarians.
We should all get on planes with pressure cookers - show them we're not afraid of a kettle with a tight-fitting lid.
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#120 Apr 16 2013 at 6:22 PM Rating: Good
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Really it just depends on whether or not the pressure cooker can fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.
#121 Apr 16 2013 at 7:22 PM Rating: Good
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Let's not get foolish here. Check the nationality of the roster's of the teams winning.

Done? Yup, that's right, over 50% Canadians. You aren't better at our national pastime, you just pay better for it.


How does our 3rd world country with our crumbling economy do it?!!
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Elinda wrote:
gbaji wrote:
Elinda wrote:
news wrote:
A source says the explosives were put in 6-liter kitchen pressure cookers, hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground.
Pressure cookers scare the crap out of me.


The question that's been bugging me is how the **** no one noticed these things. A 6 liter pressure cooker is pretty large. I'd like to know where they were placed. Were they inside the stores where the explosions seemed to come from, or just placed against the fronts but still on the street? And again, how the **** does no one notice this? The first one was literally right at the end point of the run, where there were lots of security and folks working the marathon. It's just amazing to me that not one, but two such devices could be placed there and not be seen.
6 Quart is the small size pressure cooker. CLICK4PIC. Remove the handle and it wouldn't look like anything more than a pile of books in a backpack. But there were two.


It's still pretty large though. I think that picture is the 4 qt one, so the size comparison is off a bit. We're talking about something that's nearly a foot in diameter and solid. It's going to look a lot more bulky than a bag with books in it, and frankly, why would someone have a bag with books in it at a marathon? I could see packs with water bottles or some such, but we're basically talking about a large metal pot inside a bag. How did someone just walk over to the area right near the finish line, carrying something like that, set it down behind where everyone was and then walk away and no one noticed? The area where the first explosion happened also looked to be behind a security barrier as well (at least some kind of fence thingie). I have no clue how security was set up, but I'd expect that the area right in front of the finish line would be more secure than some random point on the street, and it looked like there were a lot of cops around.

Obviously, someone *did* manage to do this. It's just surprising that they weren't spotted. I'd think that "big bulky duffle bag with something large and solid in it" would be incredibly out of place at a foot race. Enough so that you'd think someone would pay attention and perhaps notice when said person with the out of place bag sets it down and walks away. I'm kinda hoping someone saw something I guess.
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Jophiel wrote:

Supposedly they used gunpowder as the explosive element. So much for military grade explosives.


Still looks like too big of a blast, even if they used modern powder rather than black powder. I dunno, maybe they salted it with aluminum powder too. but the forensics don't lie so if they said it was powder, it was probably powder.
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gbaji wrote:
I think that picture is the 4 qt one, so the size comparison is off a bit.
6qt pressure cooker is 11.675 x 13.375 x 13.25. You can fit it in a sportsbag which is generally 24.0 x 12.0 x 12.5 .
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I could see packs with water bottles or some such, but we're basically talking about a large metal pot inside a bag.
You ever run 25 miles? You bring water, you bring electrolyte replacements, you bring food, towels, change of clothes, bandages, gauze, second pair of shoes, icy hot. You take a lot with you. It's a pretty common sight.

Edited, Apr 16th 2013 9:48pm by lolgaxe
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I'm used to retardedness from the usual suspects, but this event has turned some of you into god **** freepers...
I don't know about Peimei much as I tend to scroll past his/her posts, but rdm had always been off his rocker.


I've always just attributed his tendency towards sanctimonious prattle to marijuana.

This. He's stoned. He's ALWAYS stoned. Why in the **** does anyone read his sh*t??
People read Gbaji's and Alma's walls of sh*t, surely you can't be surprised that people read Rdmcandie's posts too.

I thought Joph, Smash and this new Rachel person were the only ones. There are others??

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Let's not get foolish here. Check the nationality of the roster's of the teams winning.

Done? Yup, that's right, over 50% Canadians. You aren't better at our national pastime, you just pay better for it.


How does our 3rd world country with our crumbling economy do it?!!
They're Canadians, so they don't have to pay for healthcare, they just use it when they play in Canadian cities. Also, you have dwarves.
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