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    I have some old toys I intend to sell off and occasionally browse
    ebay to get an idea of pricing, etc. Today I saw an accessory for
    an action figure - a blue lightsaber no larger than a toothpick - where
    the current bidding was over $100.


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    I remember having a couple of star wars figures with lightsabers as a kid but they were a part of the arm itself and retracted into it.
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    yes, the first wave were done like that before the toothpick style
    was introduced.

    (toothpick mentioned above ended up going for ~$85USD)

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    I remember when sex was safe and racing was dangerous.




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    let's stoke that whole gun law fire with a satirical stick again .....

    as seen on twitter (paraphrased because i can't remember the poster or exact wording)

    who cares if kim jong un has a nuke? - nukes don't kill people, people do - sounds pretty ridiculous if you say it like that, doesn't it?

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp88 View Post
    let's stoke that whole gun law fire with a satirical stick again .....
    "if guns don't kill people, why do we give people guns when they go to war? - why not just send the people?" ~ ozzy osbourne

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    Fuckin' snowbirds...

    I'll stick this here since it's local politics: Upcoming election has a Prop 204 which is a half cent sales tax for quality pre-school for the kids.

    I didn't check the mail yesterday so when I did today, there was one card for voting yes and as usual...4 cards for no.
    It had the usual language...it's hard on families and those bureaucrats will waste all of our money,
    when as usual, it's all the old folks that move here for the warmth and don't want to pay any taxes that fight these things.

    They never want to pay for roads, schools, cops or firefighters but they'll damn well bitch when one of them isn't working right.
    That's in addition to the regular asshole GOP element here that just doesn't want to spend money on anything.
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    Funny the things that stay out of the news because a Muslim didn't do it.

    N.C. airport bomb suspect wanted 'to fight a war on U.S. soil,' complaint says

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A man who authorities say planted an explosive device that contained ammonium nitrate and fuel oil at a regional North Carolina airport Friday said he was preparing to "fight a war on U.S. soil," according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.

    The suspect, Michael Christopher Estes, is charged with attempted malicious use of explosive materials and unlawful possession of explosive materials in an airport.

    During his first appearance in federal court Tuesday, he waived his right to a preliminary hearing. A federal judge assigned an attorney to Estes, fin ding that he is indigent.

    The criminal complaint, filed by FBI agent James A. Anderson and read in court Tuesday, states that Asheville Regional Airport police officers found "what appeared to be an improvised explosive device" early Friday morning outside the airport terminal.

    After he was taken into custody, Estes waived his rights and agreed to answer questions, the complaint states. Estes "admitted that he placed the explosive device at the Asheville Airport," the complaint states. "He also explained that he bought the precursor materials at Walmart and Lowe's."

    "Estes described how he created the device using ammonium nitrate and the Sterno as a fuel source and then rigged the alarm clock to strike the matches and cause the flame necessary to trigger the device," the complaint states. "Estes admitted to putting the nails in the device as well."

    Estes claimed that he did not actually set the alarm clock, though.

    On Friday, a TSA officer tested the substance in the device and it was positive for ammonium nitrate, a "widely used and regulated bulk industrial explosive," the complaint states. A bomb dog approached the device and "signaled," indicating "the presence of an explosive material.

    "The device at the airport consisted of a Mason type jar with a lid that was locked down by an incorporated locking device," the complaint states. "There were prills — pellets or solid globules of a substance formed by the congealing of a liquid during processing — inside the jar and two plastic cups containing an unknown liquid substance, believed to be the fuel source," the complaint states. "There were pieces of cold compress packs inside the jar."

    Once ammonium nitrate forms into prills, it can absorb the fuel oil needed for an explosion, the complaint states.

    "The jar was filled with steel wool that was then wrapped around nails and one shotgun cartridge," the complaint states, noting that it was a 410 gauge. "There was an alarm clock taped to the outside of the jar. There was then a grouping of matches taped to the striker arm positioned between the bells, and the bells were removed."

    The clock was set to go off at 6:00.

    Video footage from the airport showed an individual walking onto airport grounds at 12:39 a.m. on Friday. He was wearing black clothing and a black cap and carrying a bag.

    “The jar was filled with steel wool that was then wrapped around nails and one shotgun cartridge.”
    Criminal complaint written by FBI agent

    "Based on a review of the video, the individual walked near the entrance to the terminal, went out of sight momentarily, and was then seen departing the area without the bag," the complaint states.

    An airport maintenance worker said a man had come out of a wooded area across the street and to the east of the airport. Investigators found a bag in the woods with Gorilla Tape, consistent with the tape used in the device, as well as Sterno Firestar Gel, believed to be the likely fuel source for the explosive device, the complaint states.

    There also was a bag containing shotgun shells.

    Investigators went to Walmart and Lowe's stores near the airport and found that some of the items in the bag were bought at each store.

    The bag found in the woods was bought at an REI store by someone using a membership number assigned to Michael C. Estes.

    Officers arrested Estes on Saturday.

    No one was injured in the Friday incident. The airport's Terminal Drive and part of a terminal were closed for about two hours.

    In the complaint, investigators noted that the type of device found at the airport, called "AN/FO" — for ammonium nitrate and fuel oil — explosives, has been used "in a number of terrorist-related incidents around the world in the past.

    "When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently," the complaint states. "Shrapnel or nails or ball bearings are often items added to the device so as to increase the devastation inflicted by the explosion."

    Estes told investigators he "staged" in the woods near the airport a couple of days before placing the device at the airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Funny the things that stay out of the news because a Muslim didn't do it.

    N.C. airport bomb suspect wanted 'to fight a war on U.S. soil,' complaint says

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    Fuckin madmen.


    You remember this?



    Oklahoma City 04/19/1995


    That was done with an enormous nitrogen fertilizer/fuel oil bomb.

    With the building full of people. By Timothy McVey. An American citizen.




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    Quote Originally Posted by baddfingerz View Post
    Fuckin madmen.
    The thing that gets me is that if this was a brown and/or Muslim guy, we'd already be on super secret double platinum Defcon 7 by now,
    but it's another McVeigh wannabe so there's no massive media campaign about him and definitely no angry 2AM twittering while shitting Presidential tweets...
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