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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?
    Not enough law enforcement exists to stop someone from making a bomb....it would be easier to censor the internet. Everything you need to know is online and freely available. One of our courses used to involve being given a shopping list, purchasing the materials and making the bang. It is very simple and impossible to contain.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    these cats didn't just wake up one morning, go to Wal-Mart, buy some black powder, build a bomb and go drop it off on the route of the Boston Marathon.

    There was a significant amount of thought put into this. If there hadn't been, there wouldn't have been so many casualites.

    We're not dealing with the sharpest knives in the drawer (thankfully).
    Their bombs went off and casualties were produced. Do you think you could do that?
    I suspect that what alot of people are thinking is "it could have been worse".


    Given the available info and guesses, I'd speculate that:
    Someone or several someones made multiple black-powder bombs ("Pipe bombs"?) and placed them in multiple locations around the area in which the Boston Marathon ended.

    2 of these devices went off, and the others were discovered and disarmed if necessary. One or more were taken out by controlled explosions by a bomb disposal team.

    100-150 people were injured, and 3 have died, including an 8 year old boy.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, Bonz!

    I watched one a few minutes ago....
    Obviously the "world" is no longer just on TV when this stuff starts happening in New England......................

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well than this couldn't have been an act of terrorism because given the crowd and environment, the causalities were remarkably low.
    What's the rule of thumb used to evaluate a terrorist act? What's the casualty minimum? Any body count under oh say, 500 disqualifies an attack from being terrorism?

    I'm not saying it IS terrorism, but it's naive to declare that it isn't.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon [W:162]

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Anything with fragmentation, but I don't know what the composition was and they aren't releasing it.
    I've heard several times that the shrapnel was ball bearings.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I suspect that what alot of people are thinking is "it could have been worse".


    Given the available info and guesses, I'd speculate that:
    Someone or several someones made multiple black-powder bombs ("Pipe bombs"?) and placed them in multiple locations around the area in which the Boston Marathon ended.

    2 of these devices went off, and the others were discovered and disarmed if necessary. One or more were taken out by controlled explosions by a bomb disposal team.

    100-150 people were injured, and 3 have died, including an 8 year old boy.
    Hell, 9/11 could have been worse!

    Tell the folks who got injured and killed that, "It coulda been worse".
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What's the rule of thumb used to evaluate a terrorist act? What's the casualty minimum? Any body count under oh say, 500 disqualifies an attack from being terrorism?

    I'm not saying it IS terrorism, but it's naive to declare that it isn't.
    I'm not saying it's not, apdst. I'm saying that we shouldn't freak out and start authorizing all sorts of government interventionism because of this.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon [W:162]

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I've heard several times that the shrapnel was ball bearings.
    It wasn't shrapnel, if they used ball bearings. However, if a metal case was used to house the explosive, there was shrapnel in the blast radius.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon [W:162]

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I've heard several times that the shrapnel was ball bearings.
    Shrapnel can also be nails...

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm not saying it's not, apdst. I'm saying that we shouldn't freak out and start authorizing all sorts of government interventionism because of this.
    You're preaching to the choir, my man.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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