Reports of explosions at 2013 Boston Marathon

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  1. bigdaddy

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  2. the 4th hanson bro

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    It's been sorted, let's worry about the injured, dying, and dead.
     
  3. Peach Wookiee

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    ^Sorry, bro, I had to say something. This just... it's... sick... People are out there to have fun, prove something to themselves and then some... words I reserve for elsewhere... have to go and take it away...
     
  4. bigdaddy

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    I just got an update on my iPod, an intelligent official said that they found two more bombs. This is a bombing.

    I was hoping for gas leak.
     
  5. billcosby

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    Here's video someone took from their live TV screen of the actual explosion:
    https://vine.co/v/bFdt5uwg6JZ

    What kind of message does a terrorist intend to send by bombing a sporting event!? I can sort of understand the implied meaning of slamming planes into the WTC but when the topic of bombing the olympics comes up... and of today's atrocious events I just find myself grasping to understand the underlying meaning. Maybe Boston's security was weak? I can't fathom that since the USA seems pretty competent these days about having lots of officers and security on the ground at these kinds of events. Perplexing, gruesome and disappointing.
     
  6. Tom

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    I am about 20 miles from there right now. There were at least 4 bombs with ball bearings, 2 bombs went off the other 2 (and possibly more) did not go off. 23 injured and 2 are dead.
     
  7. bigdaddy

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    Some doctor is talking, 6 very serious injuries, 5 serious and 19 more at one hospital alone.
     
  8. Ln X

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    It's either the work of a psychotic madman, or a terrorist group or -- heaven forbid -- a false flag attack. What really disturbs me is the small time interval between the two explosions, it smacks of coordination or remote detonation or both.
     
  9. JoeZhang

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    Some reports now of a third explosion at a public library.
     
  10. not

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    People handle shock differently and it doesn't mean they have wicked intent
     
  11. Ln X

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    God sake! Absolutely diabolical.

    I mean a library?
     
  12. jespah

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    The JFK Library incident is unrelated (quite a distance away). Scary as all get out here.
     
  13. Ancient Mariner

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    I think the library explosion was controlled.
     
  14. Savage Dragon

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    I heard a quote from a trooper who had just finished the race and ran to help that it looked like there were 25 to 30 people with amputations. Let's hope he got that count wrong.
     
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    Supposedly, they have a suspect in guarded custody at a hospital. S/he blew her/himself up?

    So sad for these people. Shep Smith was terrific reporting. I do like him--the only Fox person I really like.
     
  18. bigdaddy

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    I agree, more so if the damn camera guy gets in the way.

    But at the same time I feel that everyone has the right to know every bit of info possible, so I posted them. But the pictures are horrible, so I'm warning everyone now.
     
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    I'm so horrified by this. I was actually v-logging when new horrible images came up on TV and I ended up just posting it as it was.

    Pardon my language here, but who the fuck does these kinds of things?! I mean really, what gain do people get out of hurting others?!

    My vlog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8niRU5zmu0
     
  20. bigdaddy

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    There is a new conference going on, there was a third bombing at the JKF library.
     

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