When I look at the photo to the above I see a piece of artwork.
It’s a burning man who is either dancing or falling. The burning man has some LED’s on his stomach which I suspect are blinking to give the effect he is on fire.
The LED’s and chips are made on a white device which is called a bread board. The bread board has a bunch of holes in it which electrical parts such as transistors, LEDs, resisters and ICs can be placed in. Wires are then used quickly connect the electrical parts without soldering them. A bread board is used by engineers and hobbyists to quickly design and build electronic circuits.
It looks like the artwork is made of duct tape on a sweat shirt.
But the TSA thugs who need to arrest anybody to justify their jobs program decided it was not a piece of electronic artwork on a sweat shirt but a cleverly designed bomb designed to bring down a 747 and kill hundreds of people so they pointed machine guns at her, handcuffed her, and carted her off to jail for her crime of using the First Amendment to express herself and wear a piece of flashing electronics artwork on her sweat shirt.
The only terrorists here are the TSA Homeland Security thugs who arrested this poor woman, and the criminal thugs in the Senate and House who voted for the police state Patriot Act which basically flushes the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution down the toilet.
It could have been worse, the TSA thugs could have killed Sam Simpson like the London cops did to Jean Charles de Menezes. On July 22, 2005 a number of London police tackled Jean Charles de Menezes to the floor of a subway car and pumped 10 or so bullets into the back of his head killing him.
Jean Charles de Menezes only crime was having brown skin like many Arabs have. But he wasn’t an Arab he was from Brazil.
The London cops as of yet still have not been punished for the murder, although they did acknowledge that it was a mistake and Jean Charles de Menezes was not a terrorist or criminal.
See this article for the details of the murder.
Or the Boston TSA thugs could have killed Sam Simpson like their counterparts in Miami murdered Rigoberto Alpizar. On December 7, 2005 he was murdered by two trigger happy TSA air marshals as he was leaving a plane, they pumped between 3 to 9 shots into Rigoberto Alpizar killing him on the plane.
His only crime was having brown skin like the Arabs we are at war with. However he was Costa Rican, not an Arab.
Homeland Security has admitted the shooting was a mistake. But they did come up with all kinds of excuses why they shot Rigoberto Alpizar, none of which have been proven true.
To this date the Homeland Security goons that murdered Rigoberto Alpizar have not been punished or charged with any crimes.
For more information on Rigoberto Alpizar see this article.
Ross Schreiber is Star Simpson's court appointed attorney.
Friday, September 21, 2007
By Anna Badkhen, Michael Levenson, and Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff
An MIT student wearing a device on her chest that included lights and wires was arrested at gunpoint at Logan International Airport this morning after authorities thought the contraption was a bomb strapped to her body.
Star Simpson, 19, was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and approached an airport employee in Terminal C at 8 a.m. to inquire about an incoming flight from Oakland, according to Major Scott Pare of the State Police. She was holding a lump of what looked like putty in her hands. The employee asked about the plastic circuit board on her chest, and Simpson walked away without responding, Pare said.
Outside the terminal, Simpson was surrounded by police holding machine guns.
"She was immediately told to stop, to raise her hands, and not make any movement so we could observe all her movements to see if she was trying to trip any type of device," Pare said at a press conference at Logan. "There was obviously a concern that had she not followed the protocol ... we may have used deadly force."
Simpson was arrested, and it was quickly determined that the device was harmless.
"She said it was a piece of art and she wanted to stand out on career day," Pare said. "She was holding what was later found to be playdough."
Affixed to the front of her black sweatshirt was a pale beige circuit board with green LED lights and wires running to a 9-volt battery. Written on the back of the sweatshirt in what appeared to be gold magic marker was the phrase "socket to me" and below that was written "Course VI," which refers to the electrical engineering and computer science program at MIT.
Simpson was charged with possessing a hoax device and was arraigned today East Boston Municipal Court. She was held on $750 cash bail and ordered to return to court Oct. 29.
"Thankfully because she followed our instructions, she ended up in our cell instead of a morgue," Pare said. "Again, this is a serious offense ... I뭢 shocked and appalled that somebody would wear this type of device to an airport."
According to the MIT website, Simpson is from Kihei, Hawaii, and is a sprinter on the school's swim team. On Simpson's personal website at MIT, she says she is studying computers and enjoys tinkering in a student-run machine shop.
"In a sentence, I'm an inventor, artist, engineer, and student, I love to build things and I love crazy ideas," the website says.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Star Simpson, a 19-year-old MIT sophomore, was arrested at Boston's Logan International Airport early this morning, reports the Boston Globe's Local News Updates blog. She was taken into custody outside the terminal by state troopers carrying submachine guns. "Thankfully, because she followed our instructions," Major Scott Pare of the State Police said at a press conference held at Logan, "she ended up in our cell instead of a morgue."
What was Simpson's violent crime? Did she hurl a "whitish, lumpy substance" into the Charles River, where it exploded? Nope. She was "wearing a device on her chest that included lights and wires." Hmm. Where have we heard this story before? Yes, fellow Mooninite survivors, history is repeating itself.
Remember how the Lite-Brite-esque "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" ads were described by the MSM? The sinister devices were "composed of electronic circuit boards with LED lights attached." Breathless descriptions of Star's "contraption" are making the rounds:
* "a fake bomb strapped to the outside of her sweatshirt"
* "a computer circuit board, wiring and a putty that later turned out to be Play-Doh"
What was the device? According to the Globe, "affixed to the front of her black sweatshirt was a pale beige circuit board with green LED lights and wires running to a 9-volt battery. Written on the back of the sweatshirt in what appeared to be gold magic marker was the phrase 'socket to me' and below that was written 'Course VI,' which refers to the electrical engineering and computer science program at MIT."
Simpson's "hoax device" (love that term) was a crude, homemade example of what's known (everywhere except in Boston, I guess) as "illuminated clothing." Like this basketball jersey worn by Stuff the Magic Dragon, mascot for the NBA's Orlando Magic:
Or this fun tuxedo worn by Chris Caffery, guitarist for the Trans Siberian Orchestra during a recent holiday concert tour (hopefully they didn't fly via Logan Airport):
This sort of thing is called "wearable tech" or "cyber fashion," or even "apparel with light element securement means" by MIT students, hackers, and others. Geeky! But certainly not dangerous. (In fact, the technology is useful for safety apparel.)
UPDATE: Do not even think about using this backpack for your carry-on items. Do not fly wearing this jewelry. Or this barrette. This sweatshirt also seems iffy. So does this t-shirt. Wooden clogs, a burlap smock cinched with a piece of hemp... that should be OK.
September 21, 2007
MIT Student Sporting Circuit-Board Artwork Is Arrested in Airport Bomb Scare Police officers arrested an MIT student at gunpoint this morning when they thought she was carrying a bomb into Logan International Airport, The Boston Globe reported.
The student, 19-year-old Star Simpson, walked into the airport at 8 a.m. with a circuit board affixed to the front of her sweatshirt. The circuit board displayed green LED lights and trailed wires running to a 9-volt battery. When an airport employee asked her about it, she did not respond, the Globe said. Police officers wielding machine guns quickly surrounded her. They determined that her prop was harmless, but arrested her for possessing a hoax device and for disturbing the peace.
The back of Ms. Simpson’s sweatshirt said, in gold handwritten letters, “socket to me” and “Course VI,” the nickname for the program in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, the Globe reported. She told the police that her garment was an art project.
“I’m an inventor, artist, engineer, and student,” Ms. Simpson says on her MIT Web site. “I love to build things, and I love crazy ideas.”
Law-enforcement authorities weren’t too crazy about her latest idea. “I’m shocked and appalled that somebody would wear this type of device to an airport,” Maj. Scott Pare of the Massachusetts State Police told the Globe. “Thankfully because she followed our instructions,” he said, “she ended up in our cell instead of a morgue.” —Sara Lipka
Student's electrical art mistaken for bomb
Published: Sept. 21, 2007 at 8:26 PM
BOSTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- An MIT student wearing a circuit board as part of her outfit for the school’s career day was arrested at Logan International Airport in Boston.
Police thought that the device was a bomb, The Boston Globe reported.
Officers with their guns drawn surrounded 19-year-old Star Simpson after she walked away without answering an airport employee’s question about the circuit board, which included lights and wires. She was charged with disturbing the peace and possession of a hoax explosive device.
Maj. Scott Pare of the Massachusetts State Police said that Simpson told police that her outfit was an artwork. It included the words “Socket to me” and “Course VI,” the electrical engineering track at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"Thankfully because she followed our instructions, she ended up in our cell instead of a morgue," Pare said. "Again, this is a serious offense. I’m shocked and appalled that somebody would wear this type of device to an airport."
MIT student is held; wore 'art' to airport
BOSTON - Troopers arrested an MIT student at gunpoint Friday after she walked into Logan International Airport wearing a computer circuit board and wiring on her sweatshirt. Authorities call it a fake bomb; she called it art.
Star Simpson's attorney said the charges against her were an overreaction, but authorities expressed amazement that someone would wear such a device eight months after a similar scare in Boston, and six years after two of the jets hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks took off from Logan.
"I'm shocked and appalled that somebody would wear this type of device to an airport," said State Police Maj. Scott Pare, the airport's commanding officer.
The terminal was not evacuated, and flights were not affected, airport officials said.
Simpson, 19, of Lahaina, Hawaii, has expertise in electronics and even received a Congressional citation for her work in robotics, according to her lawyer.
She wore the white circuit board on her chest over a black hooded sweatshirt, Pare said at a news conference. The battery-powered rectangular device had nine flashing lights, and Simpson had Play-Doh in her hands, he said.
Two phrases that looked hand-drawn - "Socket to me" and "Course VI" - were written on the back of Simpson's sweatshirt, which authorities displayed to the media. Course VI appears to refer to MIT's major of electrical engineering and computer science.
"She said that it was a piece of art and she wanted to stand out on career day," Pare said. "She claims that it was just art and that she was proud of the art, and she wanted to display it."
There was a career fair at the university on Thursday, according to the university's Web site.
Simpson was charged with possessing a hoax device. A not guilty plea was entered for her and she was released on $750 bail. Ross Schreiber, who was appointed to represent Simpson, said she was a good student with no prior convictions. He said they would fight the charges.
"I would characterize it as almost being paranoid at this point," he said of authorities' response.
He said she had gone to the airport to meet her boyfriend.
Simpson was a member of MIT's swimming and diving team in 2006, according to the team's Web site, and is the secretary of the MIT Electrical Research Society, her lawyer said.