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Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

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Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:17 pm

12 dead. Many injured.
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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby Endo Rockstar » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:26 pm

I'm still showing 2 killed --- not better, but a lot of reports of additional devices being dealt with by the bomb squad.

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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby O.J. » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:28 pm

Hopefully, the New York Post is wrong -- they're reporting 12 dead.
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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby Endo Rockstar » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:29 pm

Live Blog from the Boston Globe through the Journal:

http://live.jsonline.com/Event/Explosio ... Marathon_3

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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby Endo Rockstar » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:41 pm

I'm going to post this, but be warned --- extreme gore.

This guy looks like he lost his leg from one of the blasts, don't click if you're squeamish -- its exactly what I described:

http://i.imgur.com/nKa5ADe.jpg

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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby drinkinblackcoffee » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:57 pm

Terrorists just cemented themselves as the replacement for Pollacks as the butt of every bad joke.

Blowing up a marathon, hilarious. Not even the elite runners, just the people in really, really good shape (that most Americans identify with).

Honestly, if this is the best they could do since 9/11, the government is either quietly doing a really good job, or we've got very little to worry about.
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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby Galoot » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:59 pm

Well put, coffee. It is a horrible tragedy, but I dearly hope it does not result in a knee-jerk response to "ramp up the war on terrorism", no matter who suggests doing so.
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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:04 pm

Fire/explosion at JFK Library in Boston.

Saudi national in custody.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/a ... PDGIjYBalO
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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:41 pm

Don't trust the NY Post. So far they have reported as facts mere rumors.
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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby Meade » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:49 pm

Galoot wrote:Well put, coffee. It is a horrible tragedy, but I dearly hope it does not result in a knee-jerk response to "ramp up the war on terrorism", no matter who suggests doing so.

Why, how, by whom, and since when was the war on terrorism "ramped down"?
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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby Detritus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:55 pm

Boston Globe has a live blog--says 2 dead, at least 90 injured.
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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby massimo » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:57 pm

Meade's really bringing the Mr. Question Man bit to a new level. A+!

Also, who ever said anything about "ramped down"?
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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby kurt_w » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:00 pm

Sorry, Galoot.
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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby Galoot » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:03 pm

's ok, his posts are hidden. Now if y'all would just stop quoting them...
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Re: Massive Explosions at Boston Marathon

Postby snoqueen » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:08 pm

NPR: 2 dead, 74 injured as of now (5 pm) but they say it's not a complete tally.

JFK Library - First thought to be an explosion, but now they're saying it was a fire and possibly not related.

President is speaking (5:10 pm).
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