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From FreakOutNation: Alphonso D. Mobley Jr. was allegedly building a bomb with a powerful, but unstable explosive that he was cooking in the kitchen of a vacant Columbus, Ohio house when it detonated, blowing off both hands.

wp-1449185134271.jpegDespite his injuries, the 26 year-old man was charged yesterday with possession and manufacture of a dangerous ordnance alongside 21 year-old Roberto M. Innis Jr.

Uninjured in the Tuesday morning blast, Innis called emergency services to the scene and later allegedly confessed to helping manufacture a dangerous ordnance.

Triacetone triperoxide, better known as TATP, is an old, but powerful explosive used by suicide bombers in the Paris attacks last year. Long known to extremists as ‘the mother of Satan,’ it is easily set off by friction, static electricity, or flame.

While there is no word yet on where Mobley learned to make the compound, neighbors tell 10TV that both are ‘sovereign citizens,’ a category that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies consider at least as dangerous as Islamic terrorists.

Most ‘sovereign citizens’ are not violent. Some are merely deluded by tax avoidance schemes, while others are ‘paper terrorists’ who use false liens and other instruments to commit fraud. Still others are just petty criminals, homeless squatters, or paranoid Dale Gribble characters who want to skip paying for a driver’s license and car registration.

Nevertheless, by one count, self-proclaimed ‘sovereigns’ have murdered or assaulted police officers at least 24 times since 2014. David Marx, the man who assaulted the Cummings County, Georgia courthouse with an assault rifle and grenades in 2014, was a sovereign.

First responders initially assumed the explosion was the result of a meth lab, which sadly is not an uncommon occurrence in the Midwest. But when the State Fire Marshall’s lab team tested the unknown substance, they decided to evacuate a half-dozen surrounding homes and destroy the remaining explosives in the vacant house the men were using to build their bomb.

“It’s safer where it sits than moving it across town, so we attempt to render it safe on location,” O’Connor explained. “It was safer than trying to move it cause we weren’t sure what would happen.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Innis confessed that the bomb was part of an armored car robbery scheme – but only after a few hours of being interviewed by authorities who found his 911 call and subsequent statements hard to swallow.

“An explosion happened and my friend is on the ground bleeding,” Innis said. Asked by a fire dispatcher what exploded, Innis repeatedly said he didn’t know because he was on the porch when it happened.

He said his friend’s hands were “splattered” and that he was “unresponsive.”

“He was handling something and it exploded?” the dispatcher asked.

“Yeah, his hands exploded,” Innis answered.

‘Exploding hands syndrome’ must have been a great laugh in the squad room.

I and my family, my hometown and the all of Cascadia have experienced first hand what a Clinton in the White House can do. timberThe first thing Mr I Didn’t Inhale did after Ross Perot and Donald T Rump split the Retard vote and tossed him the keys was shut down the Pacific Northwest’s timber industry. Put an end to the comfortable middle-class way of life my family enjoyed here for five generations, for over a hundred years. Which cast I and my family, my community, my hometown and the whole damned state into a degree of abject poverty we have yet to recover from.

Be careful what you wish for.

Whatever Bernie Sanders thinks of Hillary Clinton’s presidential qualifications, the former secretary of state is “uniquely unsuited” to the task of stopping climate change, author and activist Naomi Klein writes in a new op-ed for The Nation .

imagesCombating climate change “requires a willingness to go head-to-head with the two most powerful industries on the planet—fossil fuel companies and the banks that finance them,” she writes. “Hillary Clinton is uniquely unsuited to this task.”

Among all the uncertainties in the presidential race this year, one thing is certain, Klein says: “The Clinton camp really doesn’t like talking about fossil fuel money.”

As Klein explains at The Nation, that’s exactly where Clinton falls short:

While Clinton is great at warring with Republicans, taking on powerful corporations goes against her entire worldview, against everything she’s built, and everything she stands for. The real issue, in other words, isn’t Clinton’s corporate cash, it’s her deeply pro-corporate ideology: one that makes taking money from lobbyists and accepting exorbitant speech fees from banks seem so natural that the candidate is openly struggling to see why any of this has blown up at all.

Clinton’s historically “pro-corporate ideology” speaks for itself.

Melanie. Wonder what ever happened to her?

Pancho and Lefty

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The Atheist Pig

In Fact, Sanders Has a Plan on How to Break Up Too-Big-to-Fail Banks.

Following suggestions that he somehow “bungled” when asked about how he would, if elected president, break up Wall Street’s largest and most dangerous institutions, the Bernie Sanders campaign on Tuesday offered a detailed explanation of how he would end “too-big-to-fail’ banks.”

Sparking corporate media’s “great feeding frenzy” was an interview the presidential candidate had April 1 with the New York Daily News editorial board, the transcript of which was published online Monday.

The Washington Post described it as “pretty close to a disaster,” while Jeremy Stahl wrote atSlate that Sanders “appeared to struggle” on the details of how to break up the big banks.

Hillary Clinton also seized on the interview, sending the transcript to supporters in a fundraising email that stated: “even on his signature issue of breaking up the banks, he’s unable to answer basic questions about how he’d go about doing it.” She also told MSNBC’sMorning Joe on Wednesday, “The core of his campaign has been breaking up the banks, and it didn’t seem in reading his answers that he would understand exactly how that would work under Dodd-Frank.”

But as New York Times finance and business reporter Peter Eavis argued, “taken as a whole, Mr. Sanders’s answers seem to make sense. Crucially, his answers mostly track with a reasonably straightforward breakup plan that he introduced to Congress last year.”

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Within the first 100 days of his administration, Sen. Sanders will require the secretary of the Treasury Department to establish a “Too-Big-to Fail” list of commercial banks, shadow banks and insurance companies whose failure would pose a catastrophic risk to the United States economy without a taxpayer bailout.

Within a year, the Sanders administration will work with the Federal Reserve and financial regulators to break these institutions up using the authority of Section 121 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Sen. Sanders will also fight to enact a 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act to clearly separate commercial banking, investment banking and insurance services. Secretary Clinton opposes this extremely important measure.

President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Glass-Steagall Act into law precisely to prevent Wall Street speculators from causing another Great Depression. And, it worked for more than five decades until Wall Street watered it down under President Reagan and killed it under President Clinton. That is unacceptable and that is why Sen. Sanders will fight to sign the Warren-McCain bill into law.

Fucking assholes, just like the Republicans, you can only “win” by cheating.

Sanders/Stein 2016!

Merle Haggard.

Like Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, there’s nothing more to be said.

Go in Peace Old Friend, I sure as hell miss you guys.

Six billion people, not to mention billions if not trillions of other creatures, on a planet that can barely sustain one. Do the math. And grow thicker skin, as there will be pain and suffering, and even death. In the billions. I’m not sure that’s necessarily such a bad thing. It is not necessarily the strong who survive.

Think afarensis .

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