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Old April 15 2013, 10:37 PM   #61
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Why this scares me: What if this event in Boston is a test run for something bigger?
A better question, just what additional anti-terror laws will the US government impose because of this?

Whoever the suspect is I hope he/she is not a patsy like some of the supposed hijackers of 9/11 were (some of them were still alive AFTER 9/11) just so the US government can say 'the suspect came from Iran or Syria' or whichever country they're blacklisting, I really really hope events don't turn out like that and it was a crazed insane inhuman individual who carried out these wicked acts.

The last thing we need is for the US to retaliate and more injury, suffering and death is inflicted.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:37 PM   #62
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The JFK Library incident is unrelated (quite a distance away). Scary as all get out here.
Hearing conflicted reports about this - before they were saying unrelated, now the authorities are not so sure.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:44 PM   #63
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^ I think it's been confirmed that the thing at JFK Library was an electrical fire that is not related to the marathon incident.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:52 PM   #64
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^ I think it's been confirmed that the thing at JFK Library was an electrical fire that is not related to the marathon incident.

Yeah they came out and confirmed that it was a fire in the new wing of the library. So yay for that. I don't think the wing is even open yet, but someone else would need to confirm that.
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Old April 15 2013, 11:04 PM   #65
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I imagine most federal buldings will once again increase their X-ray security either short-term or long-term as a result of this incident. Are there confirmed reports of any suspects in custody at this time?
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Old April 15 2013, 11:07 PM   #66
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^ I think it's been confirmed that the thing at JFK Library was an electrical fire that is not related to the marathon incident.

Yeah they came out and confirmed that it was a fire in the new wing of the library. So yay for that. I don't think the wing is even open yet, but someone else would need to confirm that.
I'd just like to add a wee bit of personal commentary: the JFK Library and Museum is off the charts in terms of sheer awesomeness as a place to visit. I was there a couple of years ago when I visited Boston (which I also like very much) and I cannot recommend it enough. You can spend all day in a museum like that, and I pretty much did. Even if you don't drive to the city, it's easy to reach (take the T to the JFK/UMass station and then there's a shuttle bus). Everyone should go there.
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Old April 15 2013, 11:12 PM   #67
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I was a mile away, leaving the Red Sox game. It was a mob. The marathon was next to the crowds leaving the game when the subway shutdown. We walked for a while before getting on the T.
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Old April 15 2013, 11:18 PM   #68
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Thanks, Peach.

It seems fairly certain that the JFK incident was unrelated, which is encouraging. Nobody has yet claimed responsibility and the bombs seem to have been small and crude. It's looking like either a domestic group or a lone-wolf nutcase at this point.
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Old April 15 2013, 11:20 PM   #69
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Glad you're here, RJ.
Thanks, Peach.

It seems fairly certain that the JFK incident was unrelated, which is encouraging. Nobody has yet claimed responsibility and the bombs seem to have been small and crude. It's looking like either a domestic group or a lone-wolf nutcase at this point.
It's smart that even though the JFK incident doesn't appear connected, to treat it as such till fully confirmed one way or the other.
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Old April 15 2013, 11:24 PM   #70
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According to one picture I saw, the race clock was at 4 hours, 9 minutes when the first bomb when off, and I understand that most racers finish this race between 3:30 and 4:30, so they timed it when a lot of people should be crossing the finish line. I hope they catch these bastards soon. My prayers go out to everyone who was there.
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Old April 15 2013, 11:27 PM   #71
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I don't know what to think about this other than my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in this senseless tragedy. God I hate the world we live in. If only one day in my lifetime we can actually see peace, maybe this world is worth it.

This is just really sad and awful.
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Old April 15 2013, 11:58 PM   #72
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Re: Reports of explosions at 2013 Boston Marathon

And NBC News is reporting that one of those that died was just 8 years old.
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Old April 16 2013, 12:05 AM   #73
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^^ I hadn't heard that.

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It's smart that even though the JFK incident doesn't appear connected, to treat it as such till fully confirmed one way or the other.
I agree.
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Old April 16 2013, 12:24 AM   #74
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I'm still amazed at how the marathoners kept on going, just a mile away. The area around Kenmore station was packed with cops. People kept going on toward where the explosions were, even after a few people tried to tell us. They didn't realize what was happening obviously.

I'm home finally. It was an amazing game today, marred by what happened within an hour of the game.
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Old April 16 2013, 01:49 AM   #75
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Very shocking and tragic. On my daily calendar today, there was a picture of the Boston Marathon. Later I read a little blurb on E! News about a "blast." I thought somebody was having a blast in Boston, so I didn't read further, but this is just awful!
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