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Originally posted by gatorboi117
Times Square car bomb was adjacent to the Viacom building which makes South Park cartoon. Recently had Mohammed storyline. Interesting.
Originally posted by AquaTim84
I just watched this on the news in the netherlands,
In the your post there are some that mention VIACOM and CC located at the other side of the street.. but our news reporters got the news that it was parked in front the bank of America? is this true ? or are our sources wrong?
Originally posted by anon72
I did find it odd he reference Pennsylvania as the place to get commercial grade fireworks. Other states offer them also. Maybe a slip f evidence on his part, maybe just a gereralization.
Originally posted by hawaiinguy12
For some odd reason I can never take a person seriously if they wear a bow tie
Originally posted by nydsdan
reply to post by usaman1983
Local news here is reporting it as a "large" improvised explosive device including propane tanks, gasoline tanks, black powder and a timing device. Glad I was not down there tonight...
Edit to add: 3 propane tanks, 2 or 3 gasoline tanks, unknown amount of black powder. Somebody was certainly not up to any good in that neighborhood.
Location was on the block of where the Lion King plays, and NYPD is now scouring the area for other vehicles that may also contain IEDs.
My hope is that this was some lone nutjob and not part of a coordinated attack. Best wishes to our law enforcement officers on the scene taking care of business.
[edit on 1-5-2010 by nydsdan]
Originally posted by LifeInDeath He was at a huge black tie function in Washington when this happened, the White House Correspondents Dinner, and flew up directly back to NYC when news came of the attack.
[edit on 5/2/2010 by LifeInDeath]
Originally posted by nydsdan
Local news here is reporting it as a "large" improvised explosive device including propane tanks, gasoline tanks, black powder and a timing device.
I can tell you right now, I lived in Manhattan for about 6 years and I actually worked on Gansevoort St. right across from a warehouse that the hot-dog and bagel venders kept their carts in. Every day at about 6-7 pm, these SUVs would show up, over and over again, towing the big stainless steel hot-dog carts. The venders used SUVs because they could also carry supplies and were lockable (as opposed to an open bed pick-up truck). The hot-dog carts use propane tanks as fuel to keep the hot-dogs warm. The SUVs would drop off the carts and run off real quick to go get others from their various locations around the city. The reason they had gas cans in the SUVs is because they drove around so much in Manhattan traffic, they needed the emergency gasoline in case they got stuck in a traffic jam. As far as the “black metal box” that resembled a gun-locker is concerned, that’s a cash box, a lockable cash box they use to keep cash in… not hard to figure out.
Even the clock with a wire attached to it is easy to figure out. Many of these venders used by the companies to man these carts are dirt-poor, many of them working for 2 or 3 dollars and hour, if that, off the books. They just came to the country, legally or not, they are being taken advantage of, and some might not even have a watch. So what the cart pick-up guy with the SUV has to do if they don’t have a watch is leave a clock with them so that they can start to prep the cart before he returns to pick them up. If they aren’t ready to go when the pick-up guy gets there, then that throws the timing all off. That costs money. So what they do is leave a cheap alarm clock with the vendor if he doesn’t have a watch and it has a piece of wire on it which they can use to fix the clock to the umbrella stand.
Even the illegal aspect of the SUV fits this theory.
There are a lot of illegal cars in the big city. Vehicle insurance for a hot-dog vending company in New York City must cost a fortune so they pay insurance on a couple of legal cars to make it all look legit, but in reality they need more pick-up vehicles than they can afford to pay insurance on. So… they “contract’ some of the guys to use their own vehicles, where-ever they get them, and they have to provide assurances they have insurance. So, an industrious new immigrant decides to stop standing around a smelly hot-dog cart all day and he “acquires” an SUV so he can move up the company ladder.