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  •  oh, let me correct my typo--should be (1+ / 0-)
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    "Aum Shinrikyo".

    As I understand it (and if I recall correctly), they made their nerve gas by using industrial flourides to make a chemical called "difluour", which makes Sarin when mixed with rubbing alcohol.  Their stuff wasn't very pure though, so apparently they didn't do a very good job of it.

    It's the same ingredients the US used in its binary nerve gas artillery shell (in a "binary" weapon, the two components are kept separate so they are safer, and only mix to form nerve gas after the shell is fired and on its way to the target).

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