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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    No credible claims of responsibility. We are obviously tracking this. What are the odds of tracking the explosive devices?
    They said no Pre warning or none that has been discovered. Blitzer now reports 46 injured and some with critical injuries.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

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    Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon [W:162, 896, 911]]Alright, this is a big story that's getting a lot of attention now so let me make this clear for the sake of the thread.

    Moving forward at this time, this thread is for discussing the event that is occuring. SPECIFICALLY discussing the event that is occuring.

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    Situations like this get everyone on edge and it's understandable. But lets keep this thread focused ON TOPIC. If you want to rant about someones reaction, you have the basement. If you want to make tangental political points, start a thread in a different section.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The miracle is that we haven't had many more of these since 9/11. Bottle bombs from car windows at outdoor cafes...timed explosives at sporting events...in shopping malls. That has been the real miracle. Finding whoever did this quickly is very important to our country.
    Yeah, I always wondered about that. It seems like over the past 12 years the terrorists have either been extremely incompetent or extremely lazy. Doing what happened today is not an all too difficult task.
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    wondering how long it would take the CT people to jump all over this
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    With large crowds, how can they control something like this? Have we moved to a third world lawless country? People dead...people missing limbs? Horrible!

    No, we are not a third world country, and we are far from lawless. Generally speaking, most crime and violence has been trending downward for about 40 years.

    However, there are always nuts, or fanatics, or politically-motivated extremists, who can justify to themselves the harm and killing of people we would consider "innocent" for their purposes, and short of a police state it is very hard to stop them all.

    Personally I'd rather accept a certain level of violence than live in a police state.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    It appears no one has taken responsibility yet (unless the press is sitting on that pursuant to a law enforcement request), which is odd since terrorists tend to do that immediately to avoid some other group getting credit. The whole point of terror is to take credit.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I do, actually.
    I doubt either of those were anything different than this one other than the means of attack. Time will tell.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Blitzer is saying NY and a couple other major Cities are beefing up security......I guess that's what he is trying to say.
    I guess it's to early for Blitzer to blame the TEA Party.

    But as soon as they have a suspect in custody and release his name. CNN and MSNBC will be making that claim as soon as they find out that there's someone with the same name who attended a TEA Party rally.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    LMAO thanks for the laugh!
    So anyone with a beef can just set off bombs and kill or injure innocent people?? I thought Sandy Hook was unimaginable, but this? I hope they find the b******s!

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Hmm, on patriots day, in boston, where the original tea party happened.

    This feels scripted to target a white "tea party" extremist that had linked up with "Alquaida".

    This is tragic, and my condolences to all victims, and I do hope that im wrong. We'll see, if there are culprits found within the next 24 hours, odds are it will be a scapegoat, there would likely be very little evidence that would be gathered without some lab work.

    That said, what would be the benefit of bombing a marathon ?!? Maybe someone pissed off because the organizers didn't allow the person to run?
    Occams Razor never felt so blunt.

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