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Dear NSA: About my recent web searches for HCN and NaCN

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06142013-obey-supply-and-demand_i5It’s not about bomb-making. Or Drugs. Honest.

Mr. Snowden’s revelations to the Guardian have brought me back to earth about how much of any private web work is actually public knowledge (ahem, everything).

So, to the NSA handlers following my recent searches: my interest in sodium cyanide has nothing to do with bomb-making. Can bombs be made of sodium cyanide? I’d google it but my NSA handler would only put me higher on the list of midwestern ne’er-do-wells.

And my interest in how to handle white powder—well, I can certainly see how that could be misinterpreted. Both hydrogen cyanide and sodium cyanide are byproducts of my client’s process. I’m just learning how others deal with them.

That’s all.

Nothing to see here.

Move along, please.


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Written by kirkistan

June 14, 2013 at 10:40 am

Posted in curiosities

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  1. Hilarious!


    June 14, 2013 at 10:50 am

  2. Um, with these terms all in one post, you’re probably already flagged. :s


    June 14, 2013 at 11:27 am

    • Good point. I’m going to jail. Or Hong Kong?


      June 14, 2013 at 11:34 am

      • Kirk Livingston, conversation engineer, was frog-marched from his Fridley, MN, home late Friday for allegedly using incendiary terminology in his popular blog. “But I just work for a client who– . . .,” shouted the shocked freelance writer, as one of the of two burly agents helped him into the back of the waiting squad car. “We just bet you do,” sneered the other.


        June 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    • Please! Stop. It’s all too real. Already I can taste the fur of the rats I’ll catch at night in the gulag.


      June 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

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