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Monday, December 11, 2017

A small pipe bomb went off near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday, and the suspect was immediately taken into custody, police sources said. The blast went off in an underground subway passage just 200 feet from the terminal at West 42nd St. and Eighth Ave., the sources said. The male suspect is believed to be the only person injured by the explosion, sources said. ... "It wasn't a big explosion," one law enforcement source said.

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When the suspect is not identified, and his motives are not discussed, it invariably means that this was an attempted terror attack by an Islamist. Other information not spoken of, the suicide belt which did not function. Any one want to lay odds that this wasn't an unhappy Islamist motivated to kill the infidel?

#1 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-12-11 09:21 AM | Reply

Wow Doc, you're psychic! 27-year-old ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi national who lived in Brooklyn.

#2 | Posted by Daniel at 2017-12-11 09:49 AM | Reply

Why do they come here?

Opportunity in the land of the free?

To throw gays off of roofs?

To spread religion of peace (we already have that)

Kill infidels who draw mo and have holiday parties?

To exert revenge for all the oil we killed for?

Maybe they just are not nice citizens to be.

#3 | Posted by mutant at 2017-12-11 10:09 AM | Reply

Why isn't this going in bold font?

Oh I know why...my bad..

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-11 10:17 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

He should have practiced more in his mom's basement.

This is probably the peaceful response for changing the jewish cap.

#5 | Posted by mutant at 2017-12-11 10:19 AM | Reply

Current news is he was a Bangladeshi who lived in Brooklyn for 7 years and was allegedly sympathetic to ISIS.

#6 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-11 10:25 AM | Reply


If you're interested, here are the main NYC TV stations:

newyork.cbslocal.com
abc7ny.com
www.nbcnewyork.com

ABC7 seems to be doing pretty well, as I bounce around among them on my TV.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-11 10:37 AM | Reply

#3 | Posted by mutant The oil we killed for? If that was the case the oil production would be managed by KBR, it isn't it is managed by Schlumberger, a French/Euro company, and the oil from the middle east seldom goes to the US. The vast majority of their production goes to Europe, Japan and China, and always has. The oil companies in Iraq are primarily Chinese and European. As far as the USA invading Iraq, we were the first invaders that allowed every adult male in the country to possess an AK47 and 100 rounds of ammo. We should have left the day after they hung Saddam and allowed the civil war that was inevitable to run it's course.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-12-11 10:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The oil we killed for? If that was the case the oil production would be managed by KBR, it isn't it is managed by Schlumberger, a French/Euro company, and the oil from the middle east seldom goes to the US. The vast majority of their production goes to Europe, Japan and China, and always has. The oil companies in Iraq are primarily Chinese and European. As far as the USA invading Iraq, we were the first invaders that allowed every adult male in the country to possess an AK47 and 100 rounds of ammo. We should have left the day after they hung Saddam and allowed the civil war that was inevitable to run it's course.

#8 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

While true, the invasion of Iraq severely limited oil output from that area thereby driving up prices significantly if you recall $5 a galleon gas. US oil producers make serious bank on that play.

Try again.

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-11 10:54 AM | Reply

By the way, they are calling it an attempted terrorist attack.

I'm sure it has nothing to do with the wise move of moving our embassy to Jerusalem.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-11 10:55 AM | Reply

My money is on the cartoon drawing of mo.....sets them off without a beat skipped. We need to create US laws to make us more sensative to their freedoms.

#11 | Posted by mutant at 2017-12-11 10:59 AM | Reply

499,000 barrel per day crude oil imports from Iraq as of September 2017

www.eia.gov

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-11 10:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This wouldn't have happened if Bush hadn't invaded Uruguay.

#13 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2017-12-11 11:07 AM | Reply


@#10 I'm sure it has nothing to do with the wise move of moving our embassy to Jerusalem.

I'm still trying to figure that one out.

The self-proclaimed master deal maker gives a huge concession to one of the parties in an ongoing sensitive negotiations process, without getting anything in return for it.

#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-11 11:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I think the Embassy move announcement is too soon for something like this to have been put together. IMO, we won't see the ramifications from that for a few more months. It is coming to our soil. We are less safe because of the actions and words of our president.

#15 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-11 11:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I think the Embassy move announcement is too soon for something like this to have been put together. IMO, we won't see the ramifications from that for a few more months. It is coming to our soil. We are less safe because of the actions and words of our president.

#15 | POSTED BY CHUFFY

Really? After "Days of Rage" protests across the Middle East, you think its too soon?

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-11 11:49 AM | Reply

#9 | Posted by Sycophant

That isn't what drove up oil prices - production not meeting growth demands was what did it. i.e. China.

#17 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-11 12:08 PM | Reply

Anybody remember that las vagas terrorist attack. That bomb killed over fifty and the motive was found just as swift as this one.

Comped!

#18 | Posted by mutant at 2017-12-11 12:13 PM | Reply


Mayor of Paris sends message of support for NYC
www.ctpost.com

...The mayor of Paris is expressing support for New York City and those wounded in a pipe bomb explosion in an underground passageway in the Times Square area.

Mayor Anne Hidalgo said Monday that "New York has been by our side each time we have been hit by attacks and threats, and Paris is also by the side of New York."

Hidalgo, whose city has been hit by multiple attacks in recent years, said she was thinking of New York Mayor Bill De Blasio after Monday's blast....




#19 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-11 12:22 PM | Reply

Obviously not dealing with the brightest bulb here.

"A suspect, identified by the police as Akayed Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh who lived in Brooklyn, was in police custody. He suffered burns to his hands and abdomen, and was in serious condition at Bellevue Hospital Center, according to Daniel A. Nigro, the commissioner of the New York Fire Department. Four other people had minor injuries"

www.nytimes.com

#20 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-12-11 12:57 PM | Reply

I don't care to speculate much more. Just pointing out that these types of attacks are usually planned out well in advance, and the POTUS's announcement was less than a week ago. I suppose anything's possible.

#21 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-11 03:55 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by Sycophant, If that were true, the cost of gas would have remained at nose bleed levels, but it did not. As a mater of fact, an oil glut has dropped the cost of oil by half, and has remained low for several years. BTW, Iraq is only responsible for about 5% of the international market.

#22 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-12-11 05:11 PM | Reply

#20 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce, Anyone with the desire and average intelligence can build a bomb. Apparently he didn't have that qualification.

#23 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-12-11 05:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Just pointing out that these types of attacks are usually planned out well in advance

A small, ineffective pipe bomb attack that only hurts the bomber? You could put that type of attack together because you stubbed your toe.

#24 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-11 05:16 PM | Reply

"If that were true, the cost of gas would have remained at nose bleed levels, but it did not."

That doesn't follow.

"As a mater of fact, an oil glut has dropped the cost of oil by half, and has remained low for several years."

That didn't change the profits that were made back in the early stages of the conflict. Markets do adjust, when they can.

" BTW, Iraq is only responsible for about 5% of the international market."

Which is more than enough to affect prices, especially when combined with the increased demand produced by a war and the subsequent reconstruction.

#25 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-12-11 05:16 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by Sycophant,

If that were true, the cost of gas would have remained at nose bleed levels, but it did not. As a mater of fact, an oil glut has dropped the cost of oil by half, and has remained low for several years. BTW, Iraq is only responsible for about 5% of the international market.

#22 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

1. It didn't remain at nosebleed levels because the economy eventually leveled out with greater production, calming in Iraq, and a worldwide recession.
2. Yes, there was an oil glut...well after the Iraq war...well well after.
3. 5% is more than enough to skyrocket oil prices. Way way more than enough.

Honestly, this is all easily researched. A quick Google search will pull up most of it.

Are you dumb or lazy or both?

#26 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-11 05:40 PM | Reply

I imagine we'll find out if he stubbed his toe, then.

#27 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-11 05:45 PM | Reply

#25 | Posted by DirkStruan Loosen the tin foil hat, it is cutting off the circulation. The idea that a cabal of oil companies could direct us into a war may seem an attractive theory, but generally oil companies don't like the unpredictability of armed conflect. Besides it generally drives up taxes and dries up the credit markets.

#28 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-12-11 05:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Loosen the tin foil hat, it is cutting off the circulation."

That's rich, coming from you.

The idea that a cabal of oil companies could direct us into a war may seem an attractive theory, but generally oil companies don't like the unpredictability of armed conflict."

It depends on where they are getting their product. Reduced global supply and increased global demand are nothing but a recipe for profit of your own supply is secure.

#29 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-12-11 05:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The bomber reportedly told investigators he was inspired by terror attacks on Christmas markets in Europe, and chose the location in Manhattan due to its holiday-themed posters, The New York Times reported. He also said the bombing was in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria and other locations."

From the HuffPost

#30 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-11 10:32 PM | Reply

#29 | Posted by DirkStruan, Do you actually know anything about the oil industry? Probity not. First we do not get much oil from the Middle East. We get ours from Mexico, Canada, West Africa, South America and the majority is produced here. Moving a tanker from the ME is a 12,000 mile trip one way.(They can not go through the Suez loaded). Right now there are 30 or so parked off shore idle about 40 miles out side Houston. No loads to haul. The demand for oil does climb, but demand is directly tied to cost every where but here. The oil companies buy oil, and the cost of crude is a small part of the cost of gasoline. The stuff you use. A hundred percent rise in the price of crude will rise the cost of gas less than 50% and the oil companies profits will not change an iota.

#31 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-12-12 11:31 AM | Reply

"Do you actually know anything about the oil industry?"

More than you, it would seem. For instance, I know that oil is a globally traded commodity tied to supply and demand. If supply goes down or demand goes up (or both), prices go up. If your own supply of the product is unaffected, that means you get more profit because the product is just as available to you but less available to customers from other sources. This is why oil producing countries produce pacts to artificially control supply: so that they are able to control what they charge in the interest of making more money.

A war produces the same outcome but without the need for collusion.

#32 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-12-12 01:08 PM | Reply

And 2017's "Politically Correct DR Headline of the Year" goes to.....

#33 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-12-12 03:24 PM | Reply

#32 | Posted by DirkStruan I would accept collusion with out the reality that many of these suppliers really hate each other. It is sort of difficult to get a business agreement with some one who wants to kill you.

#34 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-12-12 05:09 PM | Reply

#34

Accept hell. OPEC is a real thing whether you accept it or not, you semi-literate clown.

#35 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-12-12 05:30 PM | Reply

#35 | Posted by DirkStruan And when was the last time that organization met? Get up to speed soy boy.

#36 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-12-13 09:36 AM | Reply

35 | Posted by DirkStruan And when was the last time that organization met? Get up to speed soy boy.

#36 | POSTED BY DOCNJO AT 2017-12-13 09:36 AM | FLAG:

You are the moron claiming that collusion isn't possible. I disproved your point by showing that it was not only possible but actual for decades. So, your response?

#37 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-12-13 01:05 PM | Reply

#37 | Posted by DirkStruan Collusion's objective would be to keep the price high. It has not worked. As a mater of fact two of the major producers are having serious problems economically, Venezuela and Russia come to mind.

#38 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-12-14 12:54 AM | Reply

"I would accept collusion with out the reality that many of these suppliers really hate each other."

They love money more, Docnjo.

#39 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-14 01:32 AM | Reply

"37 | Posted by DirkStruan Collusion's objective would be to keep the price high. It has not worked."

Sure it did, you stupid chimp. It worked for decades and decades. But then, we've wandered off topic haven't we?

The original point was that the war benefited certain oil producers by driving up prices. You've offered no real answer to that argument. And that isn't even getting into the billions in contracts spent rebuilding, the arms sales, the PMCs and on and on. The war made a lot of people very rich. I don't see how you can deny that.

#40 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-12-14 03:20 AM | Reply

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