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Apr 15, 2013, 04:08 PM
 
Hearing it via twitter, MSM not reporting yet.

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Apr 15, 2013, 04:14 PM
 
Yeah I'm seeing this on twitter myself. Not sure what's going on.

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Apr 15, 2013, 04:30 PM
 
I actually have a few friends that were close enough to hear the blasts, jesus christ.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 04:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I actually have a few friends that were close enough to hear the blasts, jesus christ.
If that's the worst of it, good for your friends.

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Saw a picture of two smoke clouds and hearing one seems to have occurred from inside a building.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 04:39 PM
 
You beat me to it.

Also: those not in the US or in the New England area - today is also Patriot's Day, which is a big annual holiday for Boston and the surrounding area. There's a lot of shit going on in the city today - not just the marathon.

I'd pretty much bet money this was an act of terrorism.

HuffPo is keeping up on everything going on about this on various news sites, twitter, etc.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3086665.html
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 04:40 PM
 
Right at the finish line, definitely not an accident.

There was a Red Sox game earlier and Bruins game tonight, lots of people in the city right now.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 04:40 PM
 
Just 2 explosions so far, may not be a bomb.

Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Saw a picture of two smoke clouds and hearing one seems to have occurred from inside a building.
Smoke or steam?
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 04:42 PM
 
I'm going to try to go slower with updates in this thread – there's a laughable amount of misinformation in the Newtown thread from a couple months ago.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 04:42 PM
 
I guess it was inevitable that terrorists would realize bombing high-security targets was a difficult problem and would switch to the easy target of high profile crowds.

Let's hope it was just an accident and not terrorism.

The photos at the scene are very disturbing. People injured in explosions near Boston Marathon finish line - World - CBC News
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 04:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by mduell View Post
Smoke or steam?
Most certainly smoke, and fire. Fairly large looking blast. Just saw a shot of a guy missing a leg.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 04:49 PM
 
BAA confirmed two bombs.

https://www.facebook.com/TheBostonMa...51378043686657

ETA: Fox is live streaming from their Boston affiliate.

http://live.foxnews.com/#/1155606221001
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Apr 15, 2013, 05:06 PM
 
Hearing Boston police have detonated at least one more bomb.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 05:31 PM
 
Boston police confirmed finding another two explosive devices...someone from the FBI confirmed that this was definitely an intentional attack, accdg to ABC News.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 05:43 PM
 
The fact that the two explosions occurred in two different spots 10 seconds apart pretty much ruled out this being an "accident".

Site of the Boston Marathon Explosion | NYTimes.com

Now the question is who did this and why?

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Apr 15, 2013, 05:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by OAW View Post
The fact that the two explosions occurred in two different spots 10 seconds apart pretty much ruled out this being an "accident".
I disagree. A failure in infrastructure would have near simultaneous results as they failed, right? (i.e., explosion in sewer causes multiple manhole covers to launch near simultaneously)
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 05:48 PM
 
:/ thoughts and prayers to our friends in Boston. 3 confirmed dead, at least 10 with amputations, 33 injured overall. Godspeed, everyone.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 05:55 PM
 
As if they haven't been through enough, the Newtown VIP section was apparently close to one of the bomb explosions. No word on injuries.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 05:57 PM
 
There was also another bomb which went off at the JFK Library. Quite a distance away from downtown where the two others went off.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 06:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I disagree. A failure in infrastructure would have near simultaneous results as they failed, right? (i.e., explosion in sewer causes multiple manhole covers to launch near simultaneously)
Well AP is reporting that cell phone service has been shut down in Boston to prevent any accidental remote detonations of unexploded devices. So I think it's a done deal on whether or not it was intentional or accidental.

Official: Cellphone service shut down in Boston | AP.org

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Apr 15, 2013, 06:29 PM
 
My buddy was actually stationed right near the end of the race, he's in the National Guard, luckily he just checked in and is okay.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 06:37 PM
 
^^^^

Now that's great news!

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Apr 15, 2013, 07:50 PM
 
I saw the vid boston.com sports was taking. the explosion was in the crowd. Read somewhere it was trash cans.

Friend I knew in the race, luckily he finished and was on the way home when it went off.

From the vid the emergency responders had trouble removing the barrier to get to the other side to help people.

We were home today.

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Apr 15, 2013, 09:30 PM
 
This.

Thoughts and prayers with those affected, for what little it is worth.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 09:34 PM
 
Usual nutcases already calling this a false flag operation.

Is there some variety of lobotomy you need to get first before becoming a conspiracy theorist?
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 09:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Usual nutcases already calling this a false flag operation.
Yep, pretext to Iran attack. I'm surprised he did not included North Korea.
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Apr 15, 2013, 09:47 PM
 
Yeah, Alex Jones proves yet again what an incredible fncking pr!ck he is. Alex Jones: Boston explosion a government conspiracy - Salon.com

In his defense, Alex Jones is a rat-faced, brain-dead, black-souled, morally-depraved, dickless ass-hat, so he can't help it.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 10:08 PM
 
Jones also claims W was involved in 9/11.
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Apr 15, 2013, 10:15 PM
 
In my mind I picture W with one of those cartoon TNT plungers anytime somebody brings up that nonsense.
     
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Apr 15, 2013, 11:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Humanity. sucks.
I like this...

     
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Apr 15, 2013, 11:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Usual nutcases already calling this a false flag operation.

Is there some variety of lobotomy you need to get first before becoming a conspiracy theorist?
Uhm, well, depending on which side of the aisle you're at, it's going to be called a conspiracy.

No matter if it was done by a right-wing nut or a hard-core jihadist.

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Apr 16, 2013, 04:08 AM
 
This is so heartbreaking. My sincere sympathies go out to all those affected by this senseless act of terror.

Praying for those injured today/yesterday.
     
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Apr 16, 2013, 10:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Humanity. sucks.
So glad you're okay. Figured you were a safe distance, but worried anyway.

Go watch the videos of people running IN to help -- humanity as a whole doesn't suck at all. My hat's off to the ones who dove in with no regard for their safety to help the injured.

Hope they catch this bastard.

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Apr 16, 2013, 11:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
My buddy was actually stationed right near the end of the race, he's in the National Guard, luckily he just checked in and is okay.
Thank **** for that. Wonder if he's in any of the videos...
     
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Apr 16, 2013, 02:43 PM
 
I saw a local article that said the bombs were pressure cookers filled with ball bearings.

Pressure cookers filled with metal, ball bearings used in Boston bombings: source
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Apr 16, 2013, 03:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Thank **** for that. Wonder if he's in any of the videos...
He could very well be, early reports from him are that he might have seen some pretty nasty stuff.

At any rate us quaint Mass residents are a bit sedate today, someone actually let me turn before them at an intersection. Also, silver lining time, possibly one of the best locations in the world to get seriously injured and need top tier medical attention and from what I'm seeing the Boston PD did a hell of a job
     
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Apr 16, 2013, 03:18 PM
 
Yes, everyone is impressed that as the crowd scattered the medics and police moved in.
     
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Apr 16, 2013, 08:14 PM
 
Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility - CNN.com

Another attack, this time a letter laced with ricin meant for a US senator.
     
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Apr 17, 2013, 11:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by Snow-i View Post
Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility - CNN.com

Another attack, this time a letter laced with ricin meant for a US senator.
The timing makes it unlikely to be coincidental, but what the hell is the relevance of that senator?
     
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Apr 17, 2013, 12:32 PM
 


Someone lost their damn mind.
     
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Apr 17, 2013, 02:54 PM
 
Suspect in custody (in relation to the bombings)
     
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Apr 17, 2013, 03:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Suspect in custody (in relation to the bombings)
CNN backtracked on this.

     
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Apr 17, 2013, 03:28 PM
 
I shit you not, CNN backtracked on their backtrack.
     
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Apr 17, 2013, 03:36 PM
 
CNN now reporting ACA has been overturned.
     
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Apr 17, 2013, 04:41 PM
 
Were's the law banning pressure cookers.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
CNN now reporting ACA has been overturned.
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Were's the law banning pressure cookers.
Really?
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Really?
Yes. It is important to turn this thread into a thread on gun control. Also, it is prudent to mention that some of those killed might have eventually assisted in abortions.
     
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Apr 17, 2013, 05:22 PM
 
But a child was killed. No longer should parents have to worry about pressure cookers when they go out with their children. And don't forget ball bearings, those need to be banned to. And brads. All nails in fact. Larger nails are obviously more dangerous so we need higher punishments for those too.
     
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Apr 17, 2013, 05:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
But a child was killed. No longer should parents have to worry about pressure cookers when they go out with their children. And don't forget ball bearings, those need to be banned to. And brads. All nails in fact. Larger nails are obviously more dangerous so we need higher punishments for those too.
If this a serious post, than you've done a poor job of understanding the underlying concept of gun control.
     
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Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
But a child was killed. No longer should parents have to worry about pressure cookers when they go out with their children. And don't forget ball bearings, those need to be banned to. And brads. All nails in fact. Larger nails are obviously more dangerous so we need higher punishments for those too.
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Would you care to enlighten me?
     
 
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