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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Obviously the government cannot be everywhere in a free society, otherwise, it couldn't and wouldn't be a free society. However, there was a security apparatus present at the Boston Marathon. There is no telling how far or deep that surveillance and effort went. The men and women being paid to perform the duties of security for the event, defined solely upon their function, failed yesterday to perform their functions to their definition. It is what it is. I don't see why people need to deny it. In fact, denying failure is dangerous. How do you learn
    I doubt many people expect "the government" to protect them. If they do, they're fools.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Runners usually carry small bags with sweats and stuff and stash them somewhere around the finish line, but I would not think they would let them there for that reason.
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    I have considered the possibility it was a murder attempt disguised as a terrorist attack, but right now, my gut makes me think this was the work of a college student in a high pressure field snapping with exams and/or the realization they are about to get kicked out. I doubt anybody but a college age student could have pulled off carrying a backpack or what looked like a laundry bag into a patrolled area without raising eyebrows.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Listen carefully. ITS THE BEAM. I think I prefaced this line of thought with that disclaimer.
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    And instead of shooting, poisoning, car-crashing or just plain bludgeoning that person... bomb the Boston marathon and blame it on AlQ?

    That's too much, you better cut back on TV consumption.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Listen carefully. ITS THE BEAM. I think I prefaced this line of thought with that disclaimer.
    Don't blame Jim, he's innocent. The TV is to blame!

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

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    Don't blame Jim, he's innocent. The TV is to blame!
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I doubt many people expect "the government" to protect them. If they do, they're fools.
    Yes, seeing men and women in uniform in and around the place equals nothing.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Why, I been drinking. But it is possible the target was a specific person.
    3 reasons

    1) That's a lot of trouble and planning to kill one person

    2) Two much uncertainty. Anything could happen to the targeted person along the way to say with such precision exactly when they would be near the bomb.

    3) Even if they calculated the time, the guy could have crossed the finish line on the far side of the street.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Yes, seeing men and women in uniform in and around the place equals nothing.
    If you think men and women in uniform assures your safety, you never heard of the Fort Hood shooting.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    I wonder what the death toll would have been without them.
    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If you think men and women in uniform assures your safety, you never heard of the Fort Hood shooting.
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