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Explosion at Starbucks (Manhatten)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by carmen510, May 25, 2009.

  1. carmen510

    carmen510 Deity

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    Article from CNN

    This is particularly personal to me, because it happened about two blocks from my school, and its where a large percentage of my classmates go to in their spare time.

    Anyways, do you believe this incident may be linked to the anti-globalization movement, some other motive, or is simply an act of random violence?
     
  2. kulade

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    Noting recent events, it might have been a failed FBI sting. ;)

    Seriously, it's probably the actions of a wannabe unabomber of some sort.
     
  3. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Anti-globalization? Why not just anti-Starbucks? There's plenty to be mad about, at the very least their corruption of perfectly good coffee with barbaric pollutants like cream, sugar, and espresso. :yuck:
     
  4. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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  5. AL_DA_GREAT

    AL_DA_GREAT amour absinthe révolution

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    Putting fireworks in public areas and running is a classic prank. My friends and I have bombed loads of places with various reactions.
     
  6. aelf

    aelf Ashen One

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  7. hossam

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    say what you will about Starbucks, they make good hot chocolate.
     
  8. negZero

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    Starbucks should get bombed more often so Timmy's can take over the coffee market in America.
     
  9. Masada

    Masada Koi-san!

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    ... anything that makes better coffee than Gloria Jean's Coffee's in Australia will be doing the country a world of good.

    I endorse attacking Starbucks in order to get those poor persecuted souls to immigrate to Australia... (wait hasn't that been done before?!).
     
  10. aelf

    aelf Ashen One

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    Bah. I could make them for myself anytime. I say it's overrated.
     
  11. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    What the ??? How dose a 14 year old get hold of explosives
     
  12. kulade

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    Taking the story and pictures into account, they were hardly explosives anyway.
     
  13. Rashiminos

    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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    Household cleaning products, fertilizer, etc.
     
  14. SG-17

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    Its not as hard as you think. It was probably a few M-80s or quarter-stickers strapped together.
     
  15. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Could do a bit of damage if right next to you. Fingers have been lost holding on to M80s too long. ;/
     
  16. Masada

    Masada Koi-san!

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    Is white the new codeword for Arab? :p
     
  17. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    I forgot blackpowder is legal in the States.
     
  18. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Sounds like a prank to me, I'd say I've done stuff like that but I'm not going to.
     
  19. bhsup

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    Give me two shotgun shells, a bb, some duct take, a length of metal tubing with screw on ends and viola, pipe bomb. We did some things as kids that would land us in Gitmo today probably.
     
  20. Masada

    Masada Koi-san!

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    De-stumping would get me arrested now and we used more cowbells than that :(
     

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