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Old April 15 2013, 10:06 PM   #46
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Old April 15 2013, 10:09 PM   #47
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NBC might be reporting that, but the police commissioner is treating it as an explosion. Getting out of Boston is not so easy, as every Commuter train heading south goes by Back Bay, where the explosion happened, and the subway is closed at Park. Also, internet and cell phone service is very spotty.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:12 PM   #48
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There were people at this trying to prove to themselves that they could do what they once considered impossible. And some psycho had to come out of the darkness and take it away from them.
I'm afraid attacks of this nature are not 'impossible', and you can't stop a madman; too many times have their been high-profile shooting sprees in the US or incidents involving explosives or where an area was evacuated and explosives were safely detonated. They are all small scale terror attacks in one way or another.

This heinous act though is an a much larger scale and it worries me on several counts: one it seems these bombs were hidden in trash cans and additional explosives have been found in different trash cans, two the coordination of the bombings and three how the US government will respond to the first major terrorist attack in home territory since 9/11.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:18 PM   #49
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There were people at this trying to prove to themselves that they could do what they once considered impossible. And some psycho had to come out of the darkness and take it away from them.
I'm afraid attacks of this nature are not 'impossible'
I think impossible referred to runners with injuries who never thought they'd do a marathon, not to the explosions.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:19 PM   #50
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^^ She was talking about the runners doing what they once considered impossible.

This is awful. Thank goodness the other bombs didn't go off. I'm not sure what the casualties are at JFK yet, but I hope this is over. Two people are dead and several others are critical. A lot of others are going to have their lives permanently changed, and not for the better.

Attacking people at a race. Insane.


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Old April 15 2013, 10:20 PM   #51
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We're an open society. Unfortunately, these things will happen.
Also, I'm glad to hear you're okay, RJ.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:20 PM   #52
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Another video I found of the first explosion.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-0...ston-explosion
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Old April 15 2013, 10:22 PM   #53
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NBC might be reporting that, but the police commissioner is treating it as an explosion. Getting out of Boston is not so easy, as every Commuter train heading south goes by Back Bay, where the explosion happened, and the subway is closed at Park. Also, internet and cell phone service is very spotty.
The entire cell network of the city area has been shut down by officials to prevent cellular remote detonation. Given reports of two other devices found that may suggest that they were cell phone triggered.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:24 PM   #54
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I no longer get the Boston ABC station because of my local ABC station was an asshole and gets to have a monopoly on ABC in my area, starting just last week.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:24 PM   #55
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Why this scares me: What if this event in Boston is a test run for something bigger?
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Old April 15 2013, 10:26 PM   #56
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Why this scares me: What if this event in Boston is a test run for something bigger?
We need to tighten security and quickly pass new laws then!
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Old April 15 2013, 10:28 PM   #57
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JFK is NOT related.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:28 PM   #58
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Terrible.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:28 PM   #59
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Why this scares me: What if this event in Boston is a test run for something bigger?

You are more likely to die in a car crash getting back from work today than ever getting hurt or dead in an attack.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:32 PM   #60
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There were people at this trying to prove to themselves that they could do what they once considered impossible. And some psycho had to come out of the darkness and take it away from them.
I'm afraid attacks of this nature are not 'impossible'
I think impossible referred to runners with injuries who never thought they'd do a marathon, not to the explosions.
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^^ She was talking about the runners doing what they once considered impossible.

This is awful. Thank goodness the other bombs didn't go off. I'm not sure what the casualties are at JFK yet, but I hope this is over. Two people are dead and several others are critical. A lot of others are going to have their lives permanently changed, and not for the better.

Attacking people at a race. Insane.


Edit: Jim beat me to it.
That's exactly what I meant, guys. Glad you're here, RJ.

So many people who got hurt or were previously in bad physical shape come to the Boston Marathon to prove to themselves they could actually do something amazing like run 26 miles. To some people, it might not seem like much, but to people who have to fight to do it, it can be the world. And to see it taken away like that... it's sick.
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