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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:38 pm

Exploding ending to the boston marathon
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Fetzie » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:42 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Exploding ending to the boston marathon

Just saw it on the BBC webpage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22160691
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:06 pm

Lots of coverage here.

Apparently people have lost limbs. Ugh.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:20 pm

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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:02 pm

Suspect is a Saudi national... but it's the NY Post the one reporting this.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Cogglamp » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:05 pm

I'm here in Boston and was on my way to the finish line when I was a block or so away from the first blast.

Things are a bit chaotic here to say the least. The undisclosed hospital is Brigham and Women's in the NY Post. ATF, FBI, State Troopers and BPD descended upon it very very quickly.

The reports I'm hearing is 2 confirmed dead and not 12 like the Post says. Injured are over 100 now as many of them are lower limbs being completely torn off. Many have lost either entire legs, legs below the knee or feet. Though, most hospitals have reported that many of the injuries aren't life threatening. Lots of stories already circulating around how people were slightly delayed in getting to or slightly ahead of getting away from the viewing area where the blasts occurred.

The first blast appears to have been inside Marathon Sports which is 50 yards or so away from the finish line. You typically have 4 or 5 people deep behind the barricades trying to get a view where that first blast occurred. They did find 2 other devices that didn't detonate, one of which was under the grand stand for viewers. It could have been much worse had the grand stand device detonated.

I ran back to my work and am holing up here for a bit while the crowds disperse.

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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby benebarba » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:08 pm

let me be the first to say:

Holy hell, son!

Glad to hear you're OK.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Cogglamp » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:13 pm

I'm fine. Mentally a little shaken but physically fine. First call responders have done an amazing job frankly. I'm sure people will point fingers soon enough but the people on the scene were calm, collected and brave. It could have been pandemonium as you have masses of people at many points along the race path.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:18 pm

Wow. Glad you're okay. Is everyone you know safe as well?
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Fetzie » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:15 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Suspect is a Saudi national... but it's the NY Post the one reporting this.

It isn't Al'Qaeda modus operandi though, they tend to go for the high-explosive + nails/ball bearing shrapnel type of IED. From what I've read and heard it was more like a diesel+fertilizer bomb which would be more likely to be placed by some home-grown terrorist, like an anti-government group or white supremacist group.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:55 pm

just saying what the ny post had initially said -- i agree, this smells more like domestic attack, something akin to tim mcveigh -- specially because its patriot day
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Skye1013 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:59 pm

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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Kelerei » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:08 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Exploding ending to the boston marathon


Just woke up, and saw this all over the news. Not cool at all.

I just hope this doesn't turn into another terrorist witchhunt (Afghanistan, Iraq). Taran Zhu's words to us at the Isle of Thunder applies to both sides in real life:

I see now why your Alliance and Horde cannot stop fighting. Every reprisal is itself an act of aggression, and every act of aggression triggers immediate reprisal.

The cycle ends when you, Regent Lord, and you, Lady Proudmoore, turn from one another. And walk. Away.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:23 am

Klaudandus wrote:Suspect is a Saudi national... but it's the NY Post the one reporting this.

Police later stated they have no suspects in custody.

Current numbers appear to be 3 dead, over 140 injured. One of the dead is an 8-year-old boy.

They still seem to be unsure if the fire at the library was related, as they haven't determined what caused it yet.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:05 am

KysenMurrin wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Suspect is a Saudi national... but it's the NY Post the one reporting this.

Police later stated they have no suspects in custody.

Current numbers appear to be 3 dead, over 140 injured. One of the dead is an 8-year-old boy.

They still seem to be unsure if the fire at the library was related, as they haven't determined what caused it yet.


Yeah, that's why I said it was the NY Post saying that... its the equivalent of your Daily Mail
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