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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That's right. Terrorism is designed to get people to respond in a fearful way in order to move us in a certain direction where advances can be made in other areas. It's far easier to negotiate with a frightened population than one that is strong and confident.

    Richard Reid (the 'shoe bomber')was one of the most successful terrorists, despite not killing anyone. Now, because of him, ordinary citizens have to remove their shoes for inspection before bordering an airplane. All of this is done in the memory of Richard Reid, and he is probably quite proud of this homage, every time we board an airplane. Now, like boarding an airplane, there is every chance that the Bostin Marathon will never be the same again.
    I agree completely. The best approach we can take is to change nothing and go about our lives normally. Find the culprits, imprison them and do not give them the satisfaction of having changed the lives of anyone but the victims. Then it is nothing more than a senseless assault and murder. It is we who turn it into terrorism.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    And, unfortunately, not without good reason. The 8-year-old boy who was killed. Boy's mother having brain surgery as a result of her injury. Another sister lost her leg. This simply must impact families everywhere...

    Out for the day "having fun" . . .
    When a crime becomes so ugly, and demonstrates such disdain for human decency, then there is a lot to be said for 'revenge'. How would anyone feel if this was their family rather than an anonymous 8-year-old boy with his mother in the hospital with brain injuries.

    I wouldn't trust the legal system enough, and their tendency to play politics, not to seek justice on my own. I'll bet there are a lot of men out there, and women, who feel the same way.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    And, unfortunately, not without good reason. The 8-year-old boy who was killed. Boy's mother having brain surgery as a result of her injury. Another sister lost her leg. This simply must impact families everywhere...

    Out for the day "having fun" . . .
    Seems obvious that this was meant to target innocent citizens.

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    I had on TV covering the Boston bombings with the sound off as I watched Red Dragon another Hannibal Lecter flick. So one set has the horror of real life slaughter and the other has studio horror. ThenI took a look at the programs that were on last night and became aware that a huge number of programs including movies are full of murders and the other ugly things people do to one another. So I conclude we intentionally surround ourselves with sick crap like the Red Dragon flick is ful of. One huge issue has to be addressed, why is it liberalism in America screams out for banning guns while making billions trying to make people scream/ The cast of characters participating in horror films lke The Exorcist and Red Dragon rank among the most voal and radical of all liberals. Is this not a monstorous hipocacy?
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Nah, Anders Breivik used similar tactics by himself without training.
    No he didn't.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    When a crime becomes so ugly, and demonstrates such disdain for human decency, then there is a lot to be said for 'revenge'. How would anyone feel if this was their family rather than an anonymous 8-year-old boy with his mother in the hospital with brain injuries.

    I wouldn't trust the legal system enough, and their tendency to play politics, not to seek justice on my own. I'll bet there are a lot of men out there, and women, who feel the same way.
    What you think you would do and what you would do are two very different things. The last thing this broken family needs right now is a vigilante.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What you think you would do and what you would do are two very different things. The last thing this broken family needs right now is a vigilante.
    This wouldn't have happened if Boston wasn't a "bomb free zone."


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No he didn't.

    Are you going to defend Breivik?


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I think, for the most part, the ordinary people will be fine. It is the police and politicians who tend to lose their heads over these matters and every formerly free person, with no criminal record whatsoever, becomes a suspect and is treated like one.

    These 'precautions' they take eventually become seriously intrusive and then we start taking them for granted, forgetting what it was like to travel around the country in freedom.
    In London, authorities were reviewing security plans for Sunday’s London Marathon, the next such major international race.....snip~

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    Boston Marathon bombing: Feds raid apartment, police seek rental van

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I live in MA. On my local news stations, they are saying that the incident was unrelated, but they are treating it as if it is related. THAT is the part that is frustrating.

    You know what I'm saying? Why would they treat it as if it is related when they know (or SAY they know) that it isn't? It doesn't make any sense.
    Very simple. It's probably not related but they are not ruling anything out this early in the investigation. It's also likely the media is not accurate and is jumping to conclusions.

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