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Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:30 PM

 

Jesus Fucking Christ.

Bombs at the marathon. I have friends running the race, waiting to hear from them. It's a goddam bloodbath on Boylston Street.

It happened right by the bandstands, hard to believe this was an oxygen tank or gas line or manhole explosion, but who knows.

Awful.

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Reply Jesus Fucking Christ. (Original post)
WilliamPitt Apr 2013 OP
boston bean Apr 2013 #1
magic59 Apr 2013 #75
hifiguy Apr 2013 #102
boston bean Apr 2013 #107
hifiguy Apr 2013 #109
boston bean Apr 2013 #110
warrior1 Apr 2013 #2
Warren DeMontague Apr 2013 #3
clarice Apr 2013 #4
quinnox Apr 2013 #5
Warren DeMontague Apr 2013 #9
quinnox Apr 2013 #11
backscatter712 Apr 2013 #44
quinnox Apr 2013 #14
kentuck Apr 2013 #19
Warren DeMontague Apr 2013 #22
kentuck Apr 2013 #45
Warren DeMontague Apr 2013 #50
kentuck Apr 2013 #59
Warren DeMontague Apr 2013 #60
kentuck Apr 2013 #64
Warren DeMontague Apr 2013 #66
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2013 #58
merrily Apr 2013 #70
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2013 #73
merrily Apr 2013 #76
geckosfeet Apr 2013 #101
merrily Apr 2013 #111
geckosfeet Apr 2013 #113
merrily Apr 2013 #115
geckosfeet Apr 2013 #116
merrily Apr 2013 #118
blueknight Apr 2013 #28
totodeinhere Apr 2013 #79
Warren DeMontague Apr 2013 #87
Ilsa Apr 2013 #83
fredzachmane Apr 2013 #89
Warren DeMontague Apr 2013 #90
fredzachmane Apr 2013 #104
Warren DeMontague Apr 2013 #106
fredzachmane Apr 2013 #108
Warren DeMontague Apr 2013 #112
hifiguy Apr 2013 #103
backscatter712 Apr 2013 #34
Warren DeMontague Apr 2013 #38
backscatter712 Apr 2013 #41
Ilsa Apr 2013 #84
Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2013 #6
bunnies Apr 2013 #7
riqster Apr 2013 #8
Xyzse Apr 2013 #10
librechik Apr 2013 #12
B2G Apr 2013 #13
WilliamPitt Apr 2013 #30
myrna minx Apr 2013 #47
WilliamPitt Apr 2013 #48
myrna minx Apr 2013 #54
HappyMe Apr 2013 #15
nolabear Apr 2013 #16
geomon666 Apr 2013 #25
justiceischeap Apr 2013 #42
nolabear Apr 2013 #49
totodeinhere Apr 2013 #78
Logical Apr 2013 #117
pintobean Apr 2013 #17
Tierra_y_Libertad Apr 2013 #18
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2013 #32
October Apr 2013 #20
sinkingfeeling Apr 2013 #21
quinnox Apr 2013 #52
sinkingfeeling Apr 2013 #55
October Apr 2013 #23
Blue Owl Apr 2013 #27
ellisonz Apr 2013 #35
myrna minx Apr 2013 #24
dgibby Apr 2013 #26
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2013 #33
octoberlib Apr 2013 #29
nobodyspecial Apr 2013 #39
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justiceischeap Apr 2013 #46
Lone_Star_Dem Apr 2013 #51
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Lady Freedom Returns Apr 2013 #56
redqueen Apr 2013 #61
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2013 #62
virgogal Apr 2013 #63
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Butterbean Apr 2013 #67
WilliamPitt Apr 2013 #68
Butterbean Apr 2013 #74
Chico Man Apr 2013 #69
quinnox Apr 2013 #71
Marrah_G Apr 2013 #72
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Wolf Frankula Apr 2013 #100
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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:31 PM

1. Channel 4 local is saying it's intentional. Two bombs.

WTF!

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:56 PM

75. 3 bombs, one at the JFK Library

 

Sounds like rightwing nut group.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 06:36 PM

102. Nobody knows a damned thing yet

 

though I heard some terrorism expert on CNN saying this was something that was easily possible for one or two people to pull off. He said this was something that you could learn how to pull off by way of online research.

In my currently meaningless opinion, this smells like a domestic operation by a nut or two operating on their own, probably right wing. The major terrorism players go for much bigger bangs than this.

I think the best analogy is what happened at the Atlanta Olympics.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #102)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 07:06 PM

107. And your point to me is??

I said they said it was intentional. they obviously did know a damn thing, I guess.

And what I said they said, was truthful. My post said nothing about domestic or international terrorism.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #107)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 07:12 PM

109. Just putting in my $.02

 

Not trying to make a big point other than that while some inferences may be drawn, they shouldn't be set in stone and wild speculation is unwarranted.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #109)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 07:18 PM

110. My post did not have any inferences. It was the truth.

Can you please tell me what you think my inference was?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:31 PM

2. I have a friend also running.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:32 PM

3. Ugh.

Stay safe.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:33 PM

4. Wow !!!!!!! Please keep us updated. nt

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:33 PM

5. If it is a deliberate act, very strange

 

I'm thinking a domestic terrorist, or some lone mad man. This seems awful clumsy to be a professional terrorist organization.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:37 PM

9. Tax Day. Boston. Gun Legislation in Congress.

Far too early to speculate but my initial guess is anti-government, pro-gun, right wing cranks.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:39 PM

11. That is what I'm thinking, a Timothy McVeigh type

 

But they were very clumsy and they didn't plan it very well. Amateur hour.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:07 PM

44. I don't know - they did plenty of damage. Killed at least a few people.

The bombs went off in quick succession - one to do the initial damage, the second to hit the first-responders.

They were pretty powerful bombs too, judging from what I'm seeing on MSNBC. Suitcase-sized?

And at a high-profile event under the noses of dozens of cops. Sounds like someone knew what he was doing.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:42 PM

14. CNN just said it is "Patriots Day" too

 

kind of speculating the same way we were.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:44 PM

19. It didn't happen at an IRS building so it's safe to assume it was meant for the marathon...

if there were bombs. They were meant to kill and maim people. For every action there is a like reaction. It's time to break out the drones...

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Response to kentuck (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:45 PM

22. I don't understand your response, particularly the part about drones.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:07 PM

45. No one would have any reason to look for revenge against our drones...

Would they?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #45)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:09 PM

50. I'm still not following you. I know the word "drones" causes apoplexy in some people, but it's sort

of off topic.

If we're speculating on who did this and why, I think the fact that it happened in Boston, on Tax Day, at a section of the Marathon apparently dedicated to the families of the victims of the Newtown Shooting, at a time when congress is at least pretending to debate gun legislation.... paints a pretty clear picture of what forces might be at play, here.

"drones" don't really enter into it.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #50)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:19 PM

59. Seems like the most obvious reason to me...

But some folks don't need a reason to attack Americans. I hope they find who did it. I suspect someone might take "credit" for it?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #59)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:23 PM

60. I hope they find who did it too.

And I'm willing to bet, based upon the admittedly limited information available, that it was domestic right wing anti-government gun nuts.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #60)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:34 PM

64. the reason I doubt that....

....is that gun nuts like to use automatic weapons, not bombs. But it could have been anyone.?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #64)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:36 PM

66. We'll see.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #45)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:17 PM

58. No shortage of reasons real or imagined. No need to whip the drones whipping boy at this time. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #58)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:43 PM

70. There is always a need to whip the drones, which are not whipping boys.

Though not necessarily a need to tie the Boston explosions to them.

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Response to merrily (Reply #70)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:46 PM

73. "Drones" have been the soup de jour here for a couple of months, but it is ridiculous to think

"Drones" have been the soup de jour here for a couple of months, but it is ridiculous to think "drones" immediately at a time like this.

Chances are almost certain that people shouting "drones" here about these explosions will soon be embarrassed.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #73)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:58 PM

76. I am not clear.

Do you think that you are disagreeing with my post or kind of seconding it? I think we are both saying it is too soon to say if this is in any way way related to people hating us for us our foreign policy.

Seems to me more like a domestic matter, but it is too soon to say that, too.

I don't know about anyone being embarrassed though. I hope not. Too much crap on message boards for anyone to have to feel too bad if a guess turns out to have been wrong.

I am surprised that this got by security for this event. Maybe they at least got video?

Whether this event is domestic or foreign, I have been dreading something around Boston since 911. Too many iconic things and events in Boston not to attract someone or other who has some beef or other. Can't say I was expecting it today, though.

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Response to merrily (Reply #76)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 06:23 PM

101. Ru kidding? It was at the finish line. There will be weeks of video and

countless stills. If they were there today they are in a video or still.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #101)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 08:42 PM

111. No, I don't mean video of the bombs going off. I meant video of the bombs being placed.

The bombs going off is no mystery. Who put them there is, at least so far--although one person of interest was questioned.

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Response to merrily (Reply #111)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 09:24 PM

113. That's what I mean. Do you know how many camera crews and tourists and just people

with cameras, phones and video cams were in that area today?

The guys image is in someones camera. It's a matter of finding out who it is.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #113)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 10:41 PM

115. I never said there was no video or photo, so what are you going on about and why?

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Response to merrily (Reply #115)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 10:48 PM

116. I'm not going on.

Think I replied to the wrong post upthread - so sorry.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #116)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 11:09 PM

118. Apology accepted.

However, I don't post here every day. However, it seems that, every other time I do post here, you find something that I post to peck at.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:49 PM

28. that

is exactly what im thinking

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:14 PM

79. Please don't speculate yet. On some other sites people are already accusing

Islamic terrorists. We don't know if it's either one of those or something else.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #79)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:45 PM

87. It's a reasonable speculation.

And that's all it is, speculation.

As soon as it becomes apparent that this was deliberate, the next obvious question is "who did it".

So of course people are going to speculate.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:23 PM

83. 4 days before anniversary of Waco & Murrah Fed Building in OKC.

My bet is anti-government gun nuts.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:48 PM

89. I dont know

 

In our exprience with domestic attacks they dont target gatherings of civilians, not to say they dont kill civilians, but domestic groups have always selected targets directly related to the government. The Boston marathon is an international race, and the bombers were only likely to kill civilians, both of those facts allign more closely to the foreign terrorist MO. More info is needed.

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Response to fredzachmane (Reply #89)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:49 PM

90. You mean like when Eric Rudolph bombed the Atlanta Games, Gay Bars and Abortion Clinics?

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #90)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 06:44 PM

104. There have been 9 deaths related to abortion clinics

 

since 1993, as far as I know, they were all from shootings, though there have been arson attempts. I am not aware of any gay bar bombings in the US, there have been a few in London. By the court testimony of the state psychiatrist, and subsequent reports since, Eric Rudolph was a classic serial killer with a flare for theatrics, the psychologists who have treated him have consistently reported that his "anti-abortion, anti-gay" agenda was merely his form of self justification that presents in nearly all serial killers, but that his attachment to those ideas was very "shallow" and it had little to nothing to do with his motivation for killing. He, like all serial killers, simply wanted to kill & chose his victims according to an MO that made it justifiable to himself; again, a trait common to serial killers. Ted Bundy chose victims who looked like the ex who had broken his heart. Rudolphs alleged association with the Christian Identity Movement was put out by the WP. An association that he denies to this day, and which investigators found no evidence to support.
Apart from that, I was responding to a poster who was alleging a connection to "patriot" groups, you are responding with weak examples of "religious" attacks, which are entirely different groups with entirely different motivations (though some of their membership certainly belong in both categories) Again. All of our experience with "patriot" group attacks (of which there are few) the target is not random civilian groups, but people and places associated directly with government.

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Response to fredzachmane (Reply #104)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 07:06 PM

106. If you want me to read what you're writing, you're going to need to work on your paragraph structure

beyond that, I haven't made any sweeping assumptions about the affiliations of the person or persons responsible, beyond that my personal hunch is they're a domestic right-winger.

Your attempt to argue that Eric Rudolph was just some random serial killer who just coincidentally happened to pick targets generally loathed by the knuckle-draggers of the Right Wing is noted.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #106)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 07:10 PM

108. My attempt?

 

Last edited Mon Apr 15, 2013, 10:51 PM - Edit history (1)

I cited the reports of the psychologists treating him. However, thank you for the grammar policing. It is both unnecessary and irrelevant.

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Response to fredzachmane (Reply #108)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 08:58 PM

112. Then I guess it would be doubly unnecessary and irrelevant to tell you that it's "cited".

When making dubious assertions like that, it's customary to provide links. Otherwise, I call bs.

You cited the words of the guy himself, which don't really prove a whole hell of a lot.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 06:37 PM

103. I think you are probably correct. NT

 

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Response to quinnox (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:55 PM

34. I'll bet you it's right-wingers.

Tax Day, in Boston?

The only question now is whether we're talking about religious theocrats, white-supremacists or anti-government/anti-taxers.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #34)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:01 PM

38. According to some reports, there may have been a Newtown connection to that portion of the crowd.

The families had been in that area, and that mile or so was dedicated to them I believe?

All of which makes the whole "RW gun nut" angle more plausible IMHO.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #38)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:04 PM

41. Definitely likely.

The gun-nuts are especially homicidal lately.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #34)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:24 PM

84. Me too. Four days before Waco/OKC anniversaries. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:35 PM

6. It's been a rough couple of months, news wise.

Hope everyone you know is okay.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:35 PM

7. omg!!!!

 

and so close to home.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:36 PM

8. I have a friend running. Trying to get his status.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:37 PM

10. That is my reaction as well.

Damn. I love the running community too.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:40 PM

12. two explosions a distance apart (from the pics)--

i don't think that sounds like an accident--that sounds like a bomb designed to knock out the first responders

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:41 PM

13. FOX reporting 3 dead

I know, it's FOX, but I'm checking everywhere.

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Response to B2G (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:51 PM

30. Boston police confirm 3 dead

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #30)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:08 PM

47. My friend's father is retired Boston Fire and

his Dad said that the silver lining is where the explosions happened, the triage was already in place for the runners, so at least the 1st responders were in place already. It's still horrible, but at least they are able to leap into action right away.

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #47)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:08 PM

48. They were using lanyards as tourniquets.

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #48)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:11 PM

54. It's so horrible. I'm just glad there were

First Responders already on site.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:42 PM

15. WTF!

I'll keep a good thought for any victims. I hope there aren't more.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:43 PM

16. We are either going to find a way to stop this or our lives are going to change radically.

The world is rapidly becoming a place where we cannot feel safe, and that's not a world that can go on as we know it now.

My thoughts are with them. My heart breaks.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:47 PM

25. My sentiments exactly n/t

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Response to nolabear (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:06 PM

42. I hate to seem antagonistic about this but we are much safer

than most parts of the world that experiences terrorism. I still feel safer in the US than I would say in Palestine or Israel or anywhere in the Middle East.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #42)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:09 PM

49. The two sentiments are far from mutually exclusive.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:12 PM

78. There is no way to completely stop this sort of thing.

Of course we should try but terrorism will always be with us.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #78)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 10:50 PM

117. You are correct. It has always happened. And always will. Over reacting is a worry also. n-t

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:43 PM

17. Best wishes for you and your friends. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:43 PM

18. Could be a gas explosion but what a coincidence to happen at that time at that place.

 

Who knows?

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:55 PM

32. Reports of 2 packages left outside a building...

CNN video:

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:45 PM

20. Just came in from my personal run and heard this... wondered if you had news...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:45 PM

21. Maybe it's the promised 'war' from North Korea. HLN saying that it

happened at a sports store and that 4 people are in ER.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:10 PM

52. wow, unusual take. Never thought that someone would jump to "Its the North Koreans"

 

Wow.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #52)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:12 PM

55. Sorry, but I just wonder if any deadly attack in this country couldn't

result in another all out war in a foreign country.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:46 PM

23. Video



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Response to October (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:49 PM

27. JFC indeed...

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Response to October (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:55 PM

35. Jesus

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:46 PM

24. Oh my god.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:47 PM

26. Good coverage on MSNBC.

They're talking to reporter on scene. She's reporting unconfirmed info from witnesses that 2 packages were left outside a building near the finish line.

Explosions occured near the Marathon Sports building, according to a witness. Many serious injuries in the crowd of onlookers. No word on runners as yet, but looks like most of injuries were in the crowd.

Video being shown is excellent.

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Response to dgibby (Reply #26)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:55 PM

33. Watching MSNBC now, live on the scene and talking to witnesses

The bridge has been closed and saying that fortunately medical teams were already on the scene. Many "grave injuries." They''re now saying it was "two bombs." Also a fire at the JFK Library just after the explosions.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:49 PM

29. Update

Two powerful explosions in two different locations detonated next to the Boston Marathon finish line this afternoon, about three hours after the winners crossed the line. The Boston Fire Department estimates that the first explosion occurred at 2:50 PM. The Boston Herald reports that at least 12 people are injured and Boston Police now says that at least 3 people have died.

olice scanner reports also indicate the presence of multiple suspicious devices and bomb dogs are now being brought in. The Lenox Hotel is being evacuated, the Boston Globe reports.


http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/04/15/1868281/explosions-at-the-boston-marathon/

Kevin Roose ‏@kevinroose 8m
Gotta be kidding me RT @janus303: AP reporter on TV says Newtown families were in the VIP section right by the explosion. No injury reports

https://twitter.com/janus303

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #29)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:01 PM

39. OMG. Haven't they been traumatized enough already?

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #39)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:16 PM

57. Indeed. It's horrible. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:51 PM

31. News reports: NYPD is deploying counter-terrorism vehicles around NYC landmarks, including hotels

from Twitter....

Also: lots of "analytical" cameras were all around the area, according to the Times ariticle.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/us/explosions-reported-at-site-of-boston-marathon.html?_r=0

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:56 PM

36. I hope it was an accident...

... though the circumstances sure make it appear not to be. I personally will wait for the pros to get the facts before I make any guesses.

Our hearts go out to all of the injured. I hope you hear that your friends are okay very soon, WP.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:58 PM

37. Try the twitter with your friends

 

Also realize that phones will be crazy.

And hugs.

I am hoping it's infrastructure, as horrific as that is, for multiple reasons.

But, you've done this shit, so have I...two to three hours before we know anything official.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:01 PM

40. MSNBC just reported a statement from Boston Marathon that said Bombs.

Lots going on there, chaos, and much fear. I sincerely hope that was a mistake in the statement rather than the first acknowledgment of a bombing.

Prayers for all who are impacted by this.


Laura

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:06 PM

43. @CBSNews: UPDATE: BOSTON POLICE confirm 22 wounded and 2 dead // MORE LIVE @CBSNEWS COVERAGE: http:/

@CBSNews: UPDATE: BOSTON POLICE confirm 22 wounded and 2 dead // MORE LIVE @CBSNEWS COVERAGE: http://t.co/43l5jNEvIz

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:07 PM

46. MSNBC is saying officials claiming "one small IED" nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:10 PM

51. A client of mine is running.

I hope she's alright.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:10 PM

53. One explosion, I can believe to be natural, two almost at the same time

 

no. I don't think so. YEAH THAT IS WHAT I SAID WILL!

The Boston Marathon!?!?! REALLY!?!?!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:16 PM

56. We really don't know anything yet.

We have to wait for them to do the WHOLE investigation.

Just try to relax. Your friends are more than likely busy with investigators, giving statements. I am sure you will hear from them this evening.

Just hang in their OK?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:23 PM

61. Here's hoping ...

Was hoping there wouldn't be any fatalities, but I just saw reports stating otherwise.

Terrible news ...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:25 PM

62. Boston PD: 2 dead, 23 injured

They've closed the bridge and the Green Line in the area is shut down. Watching live coverage on MSNBC. They're saying it was 2 small IEDs and that the JFK Library fire was unrelated.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:29 PM

63. I have a daughter and grandaughter running but I think I could

express myself better than you did.

Good Lord!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:34 PM

65. I am watching the local news on this. Absolutely horrifiied!

This is out of control.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:37 PM

67. Sweet mercy. I was napping with the kids, had no idea. Are your friends okay?

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Response to Butterbean (Reply #67)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:39 PM

68. Don't know.

 

Between people I know who are running the thing, people I know who are watching, and people I know who work right down there, I know a couple dozen people who were likely right there.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #68)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:47 PM

74. I'm so sorry. I'm slightly freaking out right now, so I can't even imagine your feelings.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:39 PM

69. Patriots Day

I'm hoping this does not have some sick connection to the anniversary of the start of the revolutionary war.. I'ts not just marathon day today in Boston.

Patriots' Day (officially Patriots' Day in Massachusetts and Patriot's Day in Maine) is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriots'_Day

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:45 PM

71. CNN just reported the experts say the devices are "crude", and indicates "home-grown" suspects

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:45 PM

72. scary shit

My ex was standing right there a half hour before with his little girls.

BPD said it was bombs

I'm so sad and angry.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:06 PM

77. You are the one I thought of when I heard about this...

...glad to see your post. Hope you can make contact with your friends soon. Stay home! Hug baby and wife...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:18 PM

80. I'm sick to my stomach

This is horrific

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:19 PM

81. I just learned of this while browsing Reddit.

WTF? Islamists? Teabaggers?

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #81)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:27 PM

85. No one knows..very very sad....just a thought..

After the Oklahoma Bombing we were coming back from a day off of work, some friends and I, and I recall clearly one of the people in the car started a rant about the Islamic Terrorists..this was in 95 ........before 9/11
....and it was an ex marine who did it in relation to the Waco tragedy...let us wait..

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:38 PM

86. Waco, Oklahoma City, Columbine

It's a time of year when the crazy comes to the surface.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:47 PM

88. Horrible, just horrible.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:49 PM

91. Isn't this the anniversary of the VT massacre?

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #91)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:54 PM

93. some of the runners

were raising money to benefit the survivors of Vt. massacre. Seems to point to one of the gun nutcases claiming the Newtown shootings never happened.

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Response to warrprayer (Reply #93)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 06:01 PM

95. Too early to speculate anything, really, even with the area hit being populated w/Newtown families.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #95)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 06:02 PM

96. just my hunch. n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:52 PM

92. Still nobody claiming responsibility....

 

Keep in mind that many terrorist groups announce beforehand so there is no doubt.

This may be domestic.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #92)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:55 PM

94. the marathon was raising money

for survivors of Newtown shootings. I'd bet on one of the nutcases who was harrassing survivors and says the Newtown shootings never happened. Our homegrown whackos.

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Response to warrprayer (Reply #94)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 06:08 PM

98. I'm not going to go there yet....

 

One blast occurred right next to a bunch of international flags and that could go either way considering there is an anti-internationalism element in right-wing ideology. If a foreign attack the specific location relative to a specific flag may be a factor.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 06:05 PM

97. I hope your friends are okay

I vaguely remember your post to a friend saying you'd meet there or something like that, long time ago. Sorry to hear you've been affected by this directly - we all are indirectly. Awful...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 06:10 PM

99. A lullaby for you to give to your...........

daughter for pleasant dreams tonight.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 06:20 PM

100. Someone's ass is gonna fry for this

I just hope it's the right ass.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #100)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 06:44 PM

105. welcome to D.U.

and I agree.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 10:40 PM

114. I hope your friends are all right

It is a terrible tragedy when such events strike from the blue, leaving a pall of horror and pain in the trampled path of evil.

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