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  1. Who needs to know how to make a bomb?

    I agree with you. Just as much damage may be caused silently using gasoline and a match. The only point I was trying to make is the sound of your average pipe bomb is beyond the experience of most people interested in bombs. Believe me it is not an interesting sound. It's NOT like in the movies. Gun fire is also much more intense than any movie. That sanitizes the violence for the vast majority of people. At shooting ranges people all wear ear protection.
  2. Who needs to know how to make a bomb?

    The vast majority of people only know what they see on TV or the movies. We see big, spectacular special effects explosions. That is comparable to fireworks. It is impossible for the TV volume control to accurately represent the intensity of loudness of the actual blast of a pipe bomb. The true volume is off the scale of human experience. Only if they were in war zones or experimented by setting off pipe bombs in the wilderness. I would like to know if Cesar Sayoc actually set off some pipe bombs? I hope the police try to track down any such explosions in the wilderness to see who is doing it.
  3. Who needs to know how to make a bomb?

    Once as a kid I heard a bomb go off about a block from home. Someone put it under a guy's truck. It blew the truck into pieces and put a hole in the pavement a foot deep and 6 feet across. The thing I will always remember about the sound, I heard it very clearly since I was sleeping outside on a porch on a hot summer night. It was such an ugly, short, intense sound. It sounded so foul that I thought to myself "I wish they would stop doing that!" It was nothing like in the movies or TV with big spectacular fireworks sound. This bomb was a short nasty sound that went off the scale. Maybe many people think bombs are not so bad because they never heard how LOUD they are, we only hear them on TV or in the movies?
  4. Trump's Book of Hitler Quotes

    Nouns, Trump and Hitler were both perverts and megalomaniacs with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Very different upbringings, however. "...NPD is personality disorder with a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, excessive need for admiration, and a lack of empathy.[2][3] Those affected often spend a lot of time thinking about achieving power or success, or on their appearance.[3] They often take advantage of the people around them.[3] The behavior typically begins by early adulthood, and occurs across a variety of social situations."
  5. Trump's Book of Hitler Quotes

    Very interesting. Trump thinks he is very smart because of his bubble of self-reflection, reinforced by a lifetime of constant agreement from his underlings. He ran for office for attention, more than anything else. Nothing he likes more than to Tweet and then listen to the reaction, all day everyday, and to see and hear himself in the news almost constantly. This is heaven for him. Obama, in contrast, did not think himself so smart that he would not consult with experts, the way Trump refuses to consult experts. Trump keeps firing his staff until he has a team based on loyalty, above all else. Nobody left around to challenge him.
  6. Trump's Book of Hitler Quotes

    Then we can agree that Trump, by his own admission to Wendy Williams, is technically, a pervert, and Hitler was also known to be a pervert? In the article, according to Davis, Trump lied to him 4 times in quick succession about the "Hitler Book."
  7. Trump's Book of Hitler Quotes

    "According to a 1990 Vanity Fair interview, Ivana Trump once told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that her husband, real-estate mogul Donald Trump, now a leading Republican presidential candidate, kept a book of Hitler's speeches near his bed. "Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler's collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed ... Hitler's speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist," Marie Brenner wrote. ... Brenner added that Davis did acknowledge that he gave Trump a book about Hitler. "But it was 'My New Order,' Hitler's speeches, not 'Mein Kampf,'" Davis reportedly said. "I thought he would find it interesting. I am his friend, but I'm not Jewish." After Trump and Brenner changed topics, Trump returned to the subject and reportedly said, "If, I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them." In the Vanity Fair article, Ivana Trump told a friend that her husband's cousin, John Walter "clicks his heels and says, 'Heil Hitler," when visiting Trump's office." This is new to me. Did anyone else know about Trump's "Hitler Book"? Trump recently called himself a "nationalist." This is on the order of Trump's outrageous answer to Wendy Williams question "What do you have in common with Ivanka?" His answer "Well...I was going to say sex but I can't blah, blah, blah..." After Trump says "I was going to say sex, but I can't because" he mutters and you can't tell what he said after that. I think is was "I can't relate that to her." So SEX was a big thing on his mind when it came to his daughter. Interesting that Ivanka's response to his outrageous comment was to GIGGLE, like "Oh Daddy is joking again, hahaha." A normal response from her would be to ignore what he said and let the moment pass, and maybe even change the subject, as though what daddy just said was nonsense, NOT TRUE. Her giggle, IMHO, amounts to confirmation of his comment.
  8. Who needs to know how to make a bomb?

    There are "bombs" and there are deadly devices that kill and cripple people. This discussion was intended to be about dangerous, life-threatening devices. Why would anyone care about harmless devices that go "pop"?
  9. Who needs to know how to make a bomb?

    If you know how to repurpose fireworks, good for you. Most people, such as myself, don't know how.
  10. Who needs to know how to make a bomb?

    We can never control everyone. We can make it harder for MOST people to make bombs. And that is the best we can do. Cesar Sayoc probably found it EASY to make a bomb on the internet. We don't know why none of the bombs exploded yet. He is no rocket scientist.
  11. Who needs to know how to make a bomb?

    Most people don't "rediscover" things. Most people don't realize they can repurpose ammunition. Most people just look it up on the internet. It's much easier. Yes but only a genius such as you would know that. I never heard of it. Did anyone else here know that? What are you talking about? If I posted here instructions for building a bomb, do you think nobody would complain? I would complain. Then a monitor can remove it. That is simple. All you need to do is discover bad stuff and report it. There can also be bots that do that all across the internet. Why not?
  12. Who needs to know how to make a bomb?

    No, I suggest that such insidious information does not need to be WIDE spread. There is no way to stop all knowledge of insidious subjects, but you can put limits on it. It seems like a simple project to remove such info from the internet, for starters. By "professional people" I mean law enforcement experts. I am surprised at you. I always admired your arguments, but this argument is weak. "Do you plan to lock them away to stop their knowledge getting out?" Are you serious? No, and that is a dumb hyperbole, worthy of Trump.
  13. Who needs to know how to make a bomb?

    I think it IS a limiting factor. Internet knowledge accelerates everything. How many adults or teens still go to public libraries? Why would such insidious knowledge NEED to be available to ANYONE interested in a library or book store? That kind of info should be protected, for professionals who need to know only !
  14. Who needs to know how to make a bomb?

    You suggest that people who work for NASA need to know how to build a bomb by looking it up on the internet? NASA engineers are people who play with explosives as adults? Let me ask a more specific question. Why does the information for "how to build a bomb" NEED to be freely available on the internet to ANYONE interested? Does that knowledge NEED to be freely available on the internet to ANYONE interested? Here is a link to two other photos of the "Fake News Fake Bombs" sign. Scroll down to the 2nd and 3rd photos of the sign. It looks NOT fake. Yes but you DON'T NEED to learn how to make a bomb from the internet. That should be protected info, for professionals who NEED TO KNOW ONLY.
  15. "Stellar models indicate that red dwarfs less than 0.35 M☉ (a third of a solar mass) are fully convective.[3] Hence the helium produced by the thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen is constantly remixed throughout the star, avoiding helium buildup at the core, thereby prolonging the period of fusion. Red dwarfs therefore develop very slowly, maintaining a constant luminosity and spectral type for trillions of years, until their fuel is depleted. Because of the comparatively short age of the universe, no red dwarfs exist at advanced stages of evolution...."