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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    This is tragic. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by today's terrorist attack.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I am doing taxes not near a TV. Could someone give me a no BS bullet point account of what is known and how many might be killed or injured and what is known about the cause, please. Thank you.
    CNN currently reporting 2 dead, 28 injured. Third bomb (according to unconfirmed government source) was found in the city and detonated. There's going to be a briefing by the PD 4:30 eastern time -- just a few minutes.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    I sure hope it wasn't a bomb, and that there was some other cause. I read something that somebody claimed to have found a device, but the motivation for bombing the Boston Marathon is obscure indeed. On its face it seems more likely to be some kind of gas leak or other accident.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    NY Post and others reporting 12 dead, number expected to rise. Nails and ball bearings were used.

    12 dead, nearly 50 injured after 2 explosions rock Boston Marathon, law enforcement sources confirm - NYPOST.com

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I am doing taxes not near a TV. Could someone give me a no BS bullet point account of what is known and how many might be killed or injured and what is known about the cause, please. Thank you.
    • Boston Marathon
    • 2 explosions
    • about an hour or so ago
    • home made bombs
    • between 2-12 dead depending on source.
    • lots of wonded
    • People who don't matter falling over themselves to report details which will likely turn out to be incorrect, to more people who don't matter.
    • stock market down over 600 points.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    We don't know what happened here or who is responsible if it was a deliberate act - two separate explosions in separate locations - but it's clear that those in authority who were working daily to keep western societies safe were right when they said it was luck that such an attack hasn't happened in the past 12 years. We in free societies are always in danger from the acts of the mentally ill and mentally deranged and I include terrorists in that description.

    God bless those who have been harmed - there are reports of several people losing a limb or multiple limbs and it sounds horrific.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yes, and making a political point is the important thing
    To some it's the ONLY thing ...

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    President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, and children who
    wrote the president about gun violence following last month's shooting at
    an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., signs executive orders to reduce gun violence

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    • People who don't matter falling over themselves to report details which will likely turn out to be incorrect, to more people who don't matter.
    • stock market down over 600 points.
    And yet, here you are.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That's basic counter-IED 101 right there.

    Using peoples compassion to cause maximum damgage.

    Also they're apparently finding more bombs and are dismantling them.

    This was obviously a co-ordinated attack.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    To some it's the ONLY thing ...

    130116162300-gut-check-cnn-obama-guns-bill-story-top.jpg

    President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, and children who
    wrote the president about gun violence following last month's shooting at
    an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., signs executive orders to reduce gun violence
    OMG I was just cropping down that exact same pic for my next post.

    Damn you!!

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