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Feds: Florida man made explosives,
wanted to blow up Target stores to buy cheap stock

Orlando sentinel, by Cristal Hayes

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Posted By:tisHimself, 2/17/2017 8:48:31 AM

An Ocala man made at least 10 explosive devices in hopes of blowing up Targets along the East Coast in an elaborate and deadly scheme to buy cheap stocks of the company, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Mark Charles Barnett, 48, was charged with possession or a possession of a destructive device affecting commerce by a previously convicted felon.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jimjr, 2/17/2017 8:51:17 AM     (No. 11159255)

He thought Target´s stock would go up? #stuckonstupid

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/17/2017 9:07:22 AM     (No. 11159279)

Don´t the Democrats do the same thing when they "target" specific industries for increased regulation? This is true in the Coal, Oil, Pharma, and Auto Industries to name a few.

Of course, our ´esteemed´ members of the Senate and House (and staffers?) are exempt from using insider information to trade stock, something this poor idiot didn´t have going for him.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/17/2017 9:12:06 AM     (No. 11159288)

On the plus side, it was not

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 2/17/2017 9:25:14 AM     (No. 11159313)

This guy is just imitating his mentor George Soros who does the same thing with pipeline stocks.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/17/2017 9:55:59 AM     (No. 11159362)

He thought "Target" meant just that. Forget the stock, all in all not a bad idea.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: vingoombatz, 2/17/2017 10:04:41 AM     (No. 11159371)

#4 nails it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/17/2017 1:38:08 PM     (No. 11159680)

He would have had better luck making money by investing in lottery tickets.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hoosierblue, 2/17/2017 2:39:29 PM     (No. 11159728)

Can´t say it hasn´t crossed my mind, but for different reason. (just kidding big brother)

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