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Suicide bomber prematurely suicided by Happy New Year text

A “Black Widow” suicide bomber was going to detonate herself in central Moscow. Her bomb was rigged to be set off by someone else using a cell phone.

The mistake the woman and her terror group made was to use an existing active cell phone as the trigger. While preparing her suicide belt at a safe house a few hours before the terrible act was meant to happen, her mobile operator sent her a Happy New Year text. That was enough to trigger the detonation killing her and making a real mess of the house.

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Lots of terrorists are engineers

According to Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog, there’s a larger share of engineers in terrorist groups than in the general population. In fact, in the militant groups that were studied by the two researchers, half of all members who had advanced degrees had them in some sort of engineering.

Strangely, this preponderance only exists in conservative and traditionalist causes and not in communist and anarchist groups.

Via The Morning News.

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Terrorishts are everywhere

Some lady got freaked out by a group of Pakistani guys on a plane, and so they were removed by the airline. Turns out they were a military delegation from Pakistan on their way to a meeting at Central Command. Pakistan decided to cancel the meeting.

Pakistani officials said the officer, weary from the journey to the US, had said, “I hope this is the final plane to the destination” causing a female passenger, who believed he was threatening the aircraft, to panic.

Via Gawker.

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Possible terrorist tried out for Canadian Idol

Khuram Sher once tried out for Canadian Idol, singing Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated”. He was just arrested as a suspected member of a terror cell.

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Glenn Beck is not always nuts

Thank you, Glenn Beck, for living up to your commitment to the Constitution. Among the conservatives demanding we suspend the Constitution for the Time Square car bomber, you are a beacon a reason.

“He is a citizen of the United States, so I say we uphold the laws and the Constitution on citizens,” the bombastic Fox News host said to the stunned co-hosts of “Fox and Friends”. “If you are a citizen, you obey the law and follow the Constitution. [Shahzad] has all the rights under the Constitution.”
“We don’t shred the Constitution when it is popular,” Beck added. “We do the right thing.”

Meanwhile, our buddy Confederate Yankee will see your straw man, and raise you one.

Via Wonkette

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Episode 1 – April 2010

In the first episode of Ueberfreundezeit mit Dave und Jeff, we discuss non-terrorism in the skies, bigotry in the schools, Hagar the Horrible, free speech, and the fighting skills of mythical beasts. We also try to write a rap.

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Odds of Dying in a Terrorist Attack

Will you die in a terrorist attack!? Are you sure? HOW SURE?

You are 13 times more likely to die in a railway accident than from a terrorist attack

You are 12,571 times more likely to die from cancer than from a terrorist attack

You are six times more likely to die from hot weather than from a terrorist attack

You are eight times more likely to die from accidental electrocution than from a terrorist attack

You are 11,000 times more likely to die in an airplane accident than from a terrorist plot involving an airplane

You are 87 times more likely to drown than die in a terrorist attack

You are 404 times more likely to die in a fall than from a terrorist attack

You are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack

You are 1048 times more likely to die from a car accident than from a terrorist attack

You are 12 times more likely to die from accidental suffocation in bed than from a terrorist attack

You are nine times more likely to choke to death on your own vomit than die in a terrorist attack

You are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist

via Kottke

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