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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Right and killing a buncha folks, while they're watching a foot race, is a damn good way to scare the living crap out of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We have no ideas as to the quality of construction. They went off, so that automatically puts their quality at good+.

    This was done by someone with some training.
    Point.

    I was referring to something I heard on the CNN channel which is playing in the background here at work, which was basically that the...construction was rudimentary/crude. And since apparently there are multiple unexploded devices...
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Didn't take long for a shout-out to drop due process and go to waterboarding.






    Quote Originally Posted by DA60;1061695960[B
    ]I hope the government does not use this as an excuse to take away more freedoms/rights of law-abiding Americans in the name of security.[/B]

    These were pretty small bombs - relatively speaking.

    This sounds more like 1 or 2 whacko(s) then a determined, organized, terrorist attack.
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    Among the dead is an 8 year old. Let's hope were waterboarding the hell out of this guy in custody if they know he's in on this.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Right and killing a buncha folks, while they're watching a foot race, is a damn good way to scare the living crap out of people.




    We have no ideas as to the quality of construction. They went off, so that automatically puts their quality at good+.

    This was done by someone with some training.

    They were low-grade explosive, pipe-bombs or the like, or the carnage would have been a lot worse.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Let's bear in mind that at this point, we still know nothing about the perpetrators.
    Correct. We literally know nothing. In fact, the circumstances don't even point to a clear group of potential suspects. All the speculation, at this point, is based in prejudice.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Didn't take long for a shout-out to drop due process and go to waterboarding.
    Fear does scary things to people.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I hope the government does not use this as an excuse to take away more freedoms/rights of law-abiding Americans in the name of security.

    These were pretty small bombs - relatively speaking.


    If I understand you correctly, you are worried about Uncle Sam taking away your right to make and bear bombs.

    Where is that right in the constitution?

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    If I understand you correctly, you are worried about Uncle Sam taking away your right to make and bear bombs.

    Where is that right in the constitution?
    Ummm...no.

    I am worried about just what I typed.

    That the government will use this bombing as an excuse to over react and remove more freedoms and rights from innocent Americans...like they did (on a FAR greater scale) after 9/11 with garbage like the Patriot Act.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    Terrorists tend to be into symbolism. I am sorry though that I had made this remark.
    Its also Patriot Day in Boston.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    They were low-grade explosive, pipe-bombs or the like, or the carnage would have been a lot worse.
    Pipe bombs don't necessarily use low grade explosives. As I pointed out earlier, I belive that black powder was used. I say that because of the flash and the thick, white smoke.I think the only mistake that was made, as far as casualties are concerned, was the placement.Let's face it folks, this wasn't a high school kid who was playing with the chemistry set his folks gave him for his birthday. This cat(s) had training.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Reminds me eerily of the old IRA days in England
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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