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    Boston Marathon Explosion

    Breaking News. This is aweful.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/us...thon.html?_r=0

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    lots going on now - could be terrorist, could be electrical explosions....could be a lot of different scenarios..all bad mojo...

    many, many theories flying around based on hearsay and preconceptions...

    RIP to those who perished, and speedy recovery to the injured..
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    I have been trying to get the details from the web but not too much info out there yet. Horrible thing to happen. I wonder the who & why this was done.
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    third bomb found and detonated..

    looking intentional fer sure

    EDIT: this info is just flying around and not corroborated....[edited:
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    EDIT agaoin.

    From ABC:
    3:55 pm ET: Police set off controlled explosion in Boston.
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    injuries include missing limbs and severe lacerations. I am watching a live feed online from a local channel

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    Boston Marathon Explosion

    This stuff makes me sick.

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    From what I've heard around the web from people that saw the explosion on TV (I cannot confirm); was that the explosion came from the inside of a window. If there were in fact BB's / ball bearings found, that would indicate a terrorist act. Before the internet, I would have said that they had some type of militaristic training (this is the claymore mine effect).. but yea...

    It could be a deranged person looking for his media spotlight or a terrorist cell, the investigation into it will reveal that.

    On another note, while I feel horrible that this has happened, and that my thoughts and prayers go out to those affected, I wonder how much more of our (US citizens) freedoms will be eliminated along with this act. This is exactly what terrorists aim to do.. by inflicting terror upon a nation's citizens, they try to influence change. Its pretty sad tbh.

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    23 injured and 2 dead so far. prayers for them and their families.

    I heard reports of packs or packages outside the buildings, leaning against a wall.

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    heard there were soldiers who assisted at the scene and then ran to a nearby hospital to donate blood.

    White House is on lockdown.

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    now confirmed by law enforcement that there were 2 small, homemade bombs. I still have not heard anything about ball bearings on the feed I have up.

    now flight restrictions are being put in place.

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    Terrible news.
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    "multiple explosive devices" were found, confirmed by bomb techs

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    4:21 pm ET: Boston Police confirms they have found three more suspicious devices. One has been rendered safe.
    4:13 pm ET: The FAA has issued a temporary flight restriction over the area of explosion.
    4:11 pm ET: Boston Fire Department to brief media at 4:30pm at Westin Hotel.
    4:09 pm ET: Tufts Medical Center confirms that 9 victims have been taken there.
    4:06 pm ET: Law enforcement authorities tell ABC News they are testing smoke and materials at scene for chemical substances.
    4:05 pm ET: Boston police confirm at least 22 injured, 2 dead.
    4:03 pm ET: Police to search hundreds of bags left at scene by marathon participants.
    4:02 pm ET: “The president has been notified of the incident in Boston,” a White House official tells ABC News. “His administration is in contact with state and local authorities. He directed his administration to provide whatever assistance is necessary in the investigation and response.”
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    4:24 pm ET: A Federal law enforcement authority confirms to ABC News this was an intentional bombing, using small portable explosive devices.
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    Canadian Foreign Affairs has set up a phone line for those Canadians who where at the Boston marathon.

    1-800-387-3124

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    holy crap - it is tax day today...

    boston.

    boston tea party (no taxes)...

    homegrown terrorist?
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    Have friends running there today, and am in shock.
    Just how twisted must a person be to conceive this horror?
    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Canadian Foreign Affairs has set up a phone line for those Canadians who where at the Boston marathon.

    1-800-387-3124
    The Red Cross has also set up a site that people can go to in order to connect.

    http://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    holy crap - it is tax day today...

    boston.

    boston tea party (no taxes)...

    homegrown terrorist?
    very suspicious. Islamic extremists frequently do suicide bombings and there's no indication of that here so far. I would not be surprised if this was a homegrown terrorist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    holy crap - it is tax day today...

    boston.

    boston tea party (no taxes)...

    homegrown terrorist?
    Plus, it's called Patriot Day in Boston. If I were to bet, homegrown.
    You're so cute internet tough guy. Noogie...Noogie...Noogie.

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    Terrible news

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    reports of more Bombs Discovered at JFK Library and Mandarin Hotel


    EDIT: fire at JFK library was not bomb...occurred in mechanical room
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    4: 41 pm ET: Boston Police are asking the public to turn over any video of the finish line explosion.
    4:38 pm ET: “There is no sign of any radiological material involved in the explosion,” a federal source tells ABC News.
    4:35 pm ET: Two more explosive devices have been found near the scene of the explosion, according to the Associated Press.
    4:34 pm ET: Some 400 Massachusetts National Guard soldiers were on the scene for the marathon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    take that with a grain of salt....it's coming from FOX news

    Let me guess.....your an MSNBC guy????
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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