Unabomber


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Unabomber

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Unabomer

(both: yo͞o`nəbŏm'ər), name given by the FBI to the elusive perpetrator of a series of bombings (1975–95) in the United States that killed 3 and wounded 23. The targets were mainly academics in technological disciplines, airline executives, and executives in businesses thought to affect the environment. Fifteen bombs—most mailed, some hand-placed—exploded, and one was defused. In 1995 the Washington Post and New York Times published the Unabomber's long, rambling manifesto after he pledged in return to end the bombings. A year later the FBI, acting on information from his brother David, arrested Theodore J. Kaczynski (1942–), a reclusive former mathematics professor, at his isolated cabin in Montana. In Jan., 1998, Kaczynski pled guilty to federal charges related to the bombings; later that year he received four life sentences plus 30 years in prison.
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After playing Unabomber Ted Kaczynski-who went on a nationwide mail-bombing campaign for more than 20 years-in a Discovery Channel series, and living in this infuriating Trump era, actor Paul Bettany is ready for a break.
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Gelernter, who teaches computer science at Yale, is probably best known for being the victim of a mail bomb sent in 1993 by the Unabomber (now the subject of a new Discovery TV series premiering tomorrow night); ever since then he has a reconstructed right hand covered by a black glove and a chest that, he once wrote, looks "like a construction site.
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The Unabomber had killed three people and maimed 23 others over 18 years, creating an atmosphere of suspicion and fear across the US.
The largest artifact is the 10-by-12-foot cabin where Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski lived -- and was arrested -- in rural Montana.
I would also remind him that religious fundamentalists are not the only source of terrorism; we only have to see the consequences of the far right Unabomber in Oklahoma City in 1995 and the London nail bomber to realise this.
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Cleary, who headed the Unabomber case, to investigate Tocchet.
The windowless cabins feel more Unabomber than Chinese monk, not symbols of contemplative consciousness but rude hideaways for the asocial.
I can't even be certain of my own first time, although I definitely remember doing so in June 1995, when my family and I had the nauseating experience of flying out of Los Angeles International Airport on a day when the Unabomber (remember him?