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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    I believe you, but frankly I don't even know what Patriot's day is, and I suspect 90% of Americans don't either. If Patriot's Day is the key, again, it looks domestic. I can't believe al Qaedatypes would find Patriots Day a big symbolic event.
    Boston was the place where Atta and company boarded flights on 9/11. Perhaps it is more about the place than the date. Who knows what goes through a sociopath's mind.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep. We never hear of those on the left using bombs.
    The only ones hurt by Weatherman bombs were the makers. What others were there again?

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I suspect they will add gunpowder to their ban wish list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    And ball bearings.





    Ok not so funny...
    I have actually been amazed that going after gunpowder to drive up the cost of ammo has not been part of the discussion yet. It will be now. They started keeping an eye on people buying large quantities of fertilizer after Oklahoma City and people like farmers who used to be able to get dynamite for stumps no longer can.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Joggers are moving targets - innocent people lining the streets are sitting ducks - terrorists love sitting ducks.
    And crowds. Those bombs would not have damaged a building severely. People are much more fragile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    I dunno, but when I think of bomb-dogs, cadaver-dogs or drug-dogs, I tend to think that if certain substances are within a certain vicinity of their smelling ability, that they'll react in the manner they either know or have been trained to do. And dogs can smell things at incredible distances. Particularly if they've been trained to do so, and know what they're smelling for. When the dogs are out there with their handlers, they know they're working. I don't know the technical footage of their sniffers though, but it is impressive, to say the very least when you compare it to our standard of smelling.

    Having said that, and having read the eyewitness report that there were bomb-dogs at both the start and finish, I am naturally curious about how this particular event unfolded in the first place. Because I imagine that a bomb-dog lead police to the bomb that they personally detonated. So why weren't the dogs alerted to the two bombs that went off? Were they out of range? Had the area not been swept in a while?

    The "Press Conference" tonight was terse with information. It is not hard to tell the American public exactly what WE were doing at the time of the event, or had done or had NOT done prior to the event. They don't need a few days, weeks, months or years to come up with a story. This, "I cannot confirm or deny these allegations," type answers out of people with authority after events like this need to stop. WE SHOULD WANT TRANSPARENCY! Right? Seriously, man. Every time something like this happens, important questions are immediately blocked by some catch-all authoritative jargon, and we have to accept it. This is America. And I presume everyone that is reading this is an adult, but we should be treated like loyal American adults and given answers when asked, not unpatriotic foreign children that are denied everything they ask. When you're told, at age 21, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60 and on up that you can't know something by someone in authority, how does that make you feel? Am I the only one less than happy about it?
    The dogs do not work that way. They are not infallible and there are explosives that they cannot find and others they would have a hard time finding even minus the excitement and the crowds. Until they get the bomb lab analysis and more evidence, it is pointless pontificating and getting spun up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I suspect they will add gunpowder to their ban wish list.
    There are things far worse the "gun powder" though it would make for good political showmanship...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BretJ View Post
    There are things far worse the "gun powder" though it would make for good political showmanship...
    Sure there are but it is hard to fire a black powder rifle without the powder.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The only ones hurt by Weatherman bombs were the makers. What others were there again?
    Several animal rights and save the earth groups have printed and distributed information on using incendiaries and explosives. What do you suppose they went through all that effort for? Perhaps bombings and arson? Also, google Sterling Hall. That guy did not deserve to die.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Sure there are but it is hard to fire a black powder rifle without the powder.
    Would render my Sharps 45-90 "Quigley" rather pointless but it is hard enough as it is to buy real black powder. Regardless, I don't think it will happen. There are literally tons of explosives that go missing or lost every year. McVeigh stole much of the explosives he used for that bomb.
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