Chemical Censorship by California's Disconnected Sen. Feinstein

From: TingCH@ccmail.apldbio.com
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 95 09:59:37 PDT

Feinstein's amendment [to prohibit "bomb making information" on the net]
could spell the end of chemistry as a profession. In college chemistry
classes, we learnt that all nitrates are potentially explosive, including
ammonium nitrate and potassium nitrate which are actually used as such.

In organic chemistry, we learnt the structure and propertyies of TNT,
nitroglycerin, nitrocellules, azo compounds, etc. That amendment can shut
down the Chemistry College in UC Berkeley, one of the finest chemistry
teaching facilities.

Besides, anything combustive when dispersed into the air will cause an
explosion. The list is very long, including natural gas, gasoline, flour of
wheat, etc.

Scary, isn't it?

[Wonder if Senator Di Fei holds stock in book publishers, where of course,
such information is much more easily, widely and constitutinally protected?
--jim]