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    Filed at 9:08 am under by dcobranchi

    I looked up the synthesis of TATP, the explosive used in the London bombings. Ridiculously easy. Three reagents, all of which are available at your local Home Depot. No special equipment is needed to run the synthesis, either. This is the kind of chemistry that a kid might try for kicks. VERY, VERY DANGEROUS! I have some experience with explosives including military grade. TATP is the most unstable compound I’ve ever seen. It will go off if you look at it funny with almost twice the power of an equivalent weight of TNT.

    Chemicals to watch out for– acetone; 3% or 30% hydrogen peroxide; sulfuric, hydrochloric, or muriatic acid.

    3 Responses to “OT: AND SPEAKING OF CHEMISTRY”

    Comment by
    July 16th, 2005
    at 9:53 pm

    Although I haven’t looked into it myself, my understanding is that alot of the terrorist type bombs are similar in procurement.

    Comment by
    Daneta Wiseman
    July 17th, 2005
    at 10:28 pm

    Mr. Cobranchi,

    I am the mother of Ryan Pergeorelis and I read your comment back on March 9, 2005 on my son with test anxiety at Wilmington Manor School. I didn’t realize there was a discussion on this. You had made a statement that I would like to comment on. You stated “What parent in their right mind would subject a child to this?” I don’t have a choice. He is in a public school in our district. Ryan in on a 504 Plan, Adderall XR and he has accomodations in place for the testing. You have no idea the fight I had and what I have been through trying to get this child where he is comfortable in school and taking a tests. My son has for the first time made honor roll all four marking periods and passed the state test. I don’t feel the state should have put this on these kids. I am a very active parent in my children’s school and their education and I did not appreciate your comment on me as a parent. You don’t have the full story of his history and I would be glad to tell you but please before you make a comment like that about a parent at least hear them and what they have been through when it comes to a school and their child. I have been told by the district Superindant that they normally don’t have parents who care about their children the way I do and he didn’t know how to handle the situation. I fought for this child all the way to the Governor’s Office!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by
    July 18th, 2005
    at 9:58 pm

    You chose to put him a public school, thus you chose to subject him to the stress.

    It is a choice.