Reports of explosions at 2013 Boston Marathon

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by JoeZhang, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. JoeZhang

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    Not really clear what is happening at the moment, via twitter, sources like the Boston Global are reporting multiple explosions at the finish line:

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/04/boston-marathon-explosions-live/64246/
     
  2. Ancient Mariner

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    Just came across my feed, too. Hopes and thoughts to all.
     
  3. cultcross

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    Just seen this on BBC page - here's hoping the injuries are minimal :s
     
  4. gturner

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    They can't lock down the finish line. It'll screw up everybody's times.
     
  5. Ancient Mariner

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    If this was an attempt at humor, it's in very poor taste. If it was sincere, then I strongly disagree with its priorities.
     
  6. jmc247

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    The pictures I am looking at of the scene are pretty ugly.

     
  7. the 4th hanson bro

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    Too soon.
     
  8. gturner

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    No, seriously. Tens of thousands of people train all year to get ready and the finish line is where they mark their times. Hopefully someone quickly measured off an equivalent distance to another stopping point on some other block.

    It's Boston. If a bunch of people got injured in a car wreck along the route, most of the people in the race would just jog on past while authorities handled it.
     
  9. the 4th hanson bro

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    The race is cancelled, per the Boston Police. When potentially dozens of people have been injured, at least 3 reported fatalities, and images showing victims with limbs blown off, there are more important priorities.

    So what if they trained for years. The finish line was targeted with bombs. The prudent thing to do is to assume there are more somewhere else and cancel the race and deal with the injured and dying.
     
  10. Ancient Mariner

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    http://deadspin.com/explosions-reported-at-the-boston-marathon-473008941
     
  11. gturner

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    Ooo... The potential for more bombs would definitely require immediate cancellation. I hadn't thought of that. That's a long, long route that has to be cleared and searched, too.
     
  12. Tom Servo

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    As not a native Bostonian, but as a person born and raised in MA, and who had to text their friends at the marathon to make sure they're okay, kindly just shut the fuck up. You're not helping yourself at this point.
     
  13. bigdaddy

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    I live 80 miles to the west and just heard the news.
     
  14. CorporalCaptain

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  15. Rhaven

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    I can hear sirens. We're watching the footage from a TV in the waiting room. Prayers for the injured.
     
  16. EmoBorg

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    Very sad to hear about the explosions. I just came back from watching Olympus Has Fallen. From watching make believe terrorism on the sliver screen to watching the aftermath of real terrorism on live broadcasts is really strange for me.
     
  17. bigdaddy

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    Two confirmed dead, 23 injured, but let's fucking worry about the runners' times. That's really important!
     
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    Oh geez. Who the hell would do something like this? :mad: Prayers go out to Boston and both its runners and non-runners
     
  20. Peach Wookiee

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    @ gturner: I will say this... you are not worth me getting an infraction. I am that mad at you right now for that. This is not simply some accident. This is a terrorist attack. People are dead and injured and you're going on about times?!

    @ everyone else: This is... I don't even know where to begin...