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Thread #59418   Message #2947611
Posted By: Amos
19-Jul-10 - 10:29 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Rotenone, by the way, is a natural substance extracted from the root of certain plants, which constricts blood vessels in a fish's gills and causes suffocation. Also used as an insecticide. One of the plants it can be derived from is the ordinary Jicama.

Tovex (also known as Trenchrite, Seismogel, and Seismopac) is a water gel explosive composed of ammonium nitrate and methylammonium nitrate that has several advantages over traditional dynamite.

I know Rapaire likes to use these little known terms to create an air of mystery and superior knowledge, like a cloud of small insects, about his person. I think, myself, that a due respect for the clarity of thought in others' minds, compels the clarification of such terms and that making them known, and dispelling the authoritarian mystique around them, is a more liberating approach.