September 28, 2012
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Investigators reportedly believe a pressure cooker may have been used in one of the bombs that detonated at the Boston Marathon yesterday. CBS News cites a source as saying one of the explosive devices appears to have been placed in a pressure cooker that was then put into a bag or backpack.
Source: Explosives made with pressure cookers
I would have thought this is some new right-wing Christian way of making a bomb. But I guess I'm wrong about that. According to the NY Times, the Dept. of Homeland Security has known about pressure cookers being used for bombing episodes since 2004, citing several plots from 2002 to 2004.
A Short Recent History of Pressure Cooker Bombs
"But more recently", the story says, "there have been at least three other instances of would-be terrorists in the west, all of them Islamic radicals, in possession of pressure cookers for reasons that seemed not to involve having friends over for dinner."
Will this bring out the same hysteria as gun control?
I guess Sen. Joe Manchin will now try to work with the GOP on some kind of compromise bill to do background checks on those trying to buy pressure cookers!
Mayor Bloomberg is already calling for a complete ban on pressure cookers.
President Obama wants a limit on the amount of pressure a pressure cooker can have saying, "Americans don't need that much pressure to cook their green beans."
Obama's nominee to run the EPA, Gina McCarthy, in her current role at the EPA approved a car air-conditioning refrigerant that caught Mercedes Benz's engines on fire during testing. Why? Because she thinks it's good for the environment. According to the Daily Mail:
McCarthy, EPA's current air regulation chief, 'provided the real forward motion' for a plan to reward US automakers who used the new climate-change-friendly refrigerant known as 'HFO-1234yf,' according to an EPA staffer with knowledge of the agency's internal processes who spoke on condition of anonymity.
When her EPA subagency, the Office of Air and Radiation, approved HOF-1234yf, McCarthy said that the chemical 'helps fight climate change and ozone depletion.'
But when McCarthy gave SNAP approval to HFO-1234yf, her office never mentioned the tests conducted by Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz.
A Daimler engineer told Reuters in December that his team was 'frozen in shock' when they saw test after test of HOF-1234yf turn a car's engine compartment into an inferno after small leaks were simulated.
Bill Wilson, president of Americans for Limited Government, called it "outrageous that Gina McCarthy is being considered for a promotion, when her actions in pushing this dangerous refrigerant into American automobiles shows a callous disregard both for consumers and the environment. If anything, she should be fired, and a special counsel should be appointed to get to the bottom of whether this approval is malfeasance or just incompetence."