Congress tried to pass a law marking industrial fertilizer so that bombers could be traced. Republicans and...?

...Blue Dog Southern Dems blocked it.

Whose rights were they worried about protecting exactly?

Update:

genius- yes that is the way the most powerful terrorist bombs are made. Ever seen a picture of the Murrow building?

Update 2:

No I didn't say the Boston bomb was a fertilizer bomb.

This just reminded me of that ridiculous vote, and some Con just sarcastically asked "will we pass bombing laws now?"

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  • 8 years ago
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    How do you trace Propane, Gasoline, Acetylene, Lacquer Thinner, or any of the other things you can explode?

    Anyone who's worked around equipment knows what can explode. It doesn't take very much at all. If you needed to be smart to build a bomb, there'd be way fewer bombings.

    Your average car runs on exploding gasoline vapor . These explosions are contained in an area the size of a coffee cup, with a 3/4" wall of cast iron or aluminum. And look how much power is generated. Enough to propel you and your company wherever you'd like.

    Now, imagine the same vapor ratio in even just a five gallon can, but without the 3/4" of cast iron to contain it, and instead of an automobile, it's propelling the surrounding environment.

    Like is said, it doesn't take much.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Thats not the only way bombs are made.

    That law would have put an expensive burden on the manufacturers and legitimate users of fertilizers

    EDIT: It took a whole truck load of fertilizer to do that damage to that building. These were very portable devices

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Jumping to conclusions much?

    A couple of minutes ago you were certain it was conservatives now you are sure the bomb was made out of fertilizer.

  • David
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    You are jumping to conclusions here as regards the explosion. It could be a pair of explosions from a propane based generator, for example. Can we wait for evidence?

    Yes, I understand that the GOP will sacrifice the public interest for a corporate donor every time, but can we at least wait for the investigators to do their jobs?

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  • 8 years ago

    the rights of those who would have paid the billions of dollars to pay for the marking....costs which would have been passed onto food prices by the way....

    ...if you're going to jump to conclusions to make some kind of point, you might at least think them through a tad bit first...

  • Of course, its our freedoms again. Those damn things always keeping us from the nirvana that libs so desperately seek.

    Yes, lets hurt the poor more with higher agriculture prices.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Ammonium nitrate is now strictly regulated .

  • Will
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    The rights of big business and the Teabag Taliban.

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