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Breaking: Two Explosions at Boston Marathon


No deaths reported. Many injuries. Live coverage in the credits link below.

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Date: 04/15/13 12:56 PM

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  1. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    Link: Breaking: Two Explosions at Boston Marathon - No deaths reported. Many injuries. Live coverage in the credits link below.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm
    2 dead announced as of 4:10p
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    Glass parking lot.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm
    Yep at least 2 dead 23 injured know a guy there right now. Where it went off looks like there`s going to be more.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    ugh. I saw the video of the guy in a wheel chair- his leg blown off- bone hanging out. Turned my stomach. Poor guy.

    We aren`t safe anywhere.
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    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    Who wants to bet North Korea will put out a propaganda film saying they did this?
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    Siolas Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    Must be one of north koreas nukes.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    Pics from the scene, Warning Graphic
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    I`d like to get a little political but it can wait. I hope and wish the best for all the victims.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    OMG. I`ve just had to collect myself for about three minutes. I don`t know if you saw it--I don`t know if you *want* to see it--but the man with the cowboy hat is actually holding (and pinching closed) the femoral artery of the man in the wheelchair. OMG.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    What a damned shame. :-( Best wishes to all affected in the hopes of a speedy recovery. And respect and condolences to those who died or lost a loved one. :-(
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm
    They talk about 3 deads.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    @piperfawn

    You greaseball up threads.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    nope, now they report about 2 victims. Luckily i must correct myself. McG fok you.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    Update in case no one heard...
    2 fatalities so far have been reported actually.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    Apparently NBC is reporting an 8yr old as one of the 2 dead and the count is up to reportedly 100 injured.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    A Saudi national has been arrested. Once again Islam proves that it is incompatible with civilization.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    "I`d like to get a little political but it can wait. I hope and wish the best for all the victims."

    That is how to be patriotic. Times like this remind Americans that we are all Americans - not some stupid party or ideology. I was afraid to come in here because of what I would read in the comments but I was pleasantly surprised at the goodness being demonstrated. I apologize for thinking the worst. My heart goes out to the families of the dead and to the wounded. What a stupid senseless target. A marathon brings the world together. In a marathon we are all one.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    @markust

    Agreed. There`s no reason to get political about it at this point. Everyone just needs to come together and work thru the events as they unfold. We`ve done it before we will do it again!
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    "A Saudi national has been arrested. Once again Islam proves that it is incompatible with civilization"

    Conflicting reports on that, and you`re jumping to a conclusion.
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    Definately not a time for politics. Anyone who brings politics or religion into the scene while killing civilians and unassociated people is simply a madman, not a martyr or a representative of any cause beyond that of insanity.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    @piperfawn

    May have misinterpreted that thought u were mocking. Sounded like a question.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 15, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    Conflicting reports on that, and you`re jumping to a conclusion.
    Distance I am jumping: ->||<- (Actual distance may be exaggerated on a large monitor.)
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    "A Saudi national has been arrested. Once again Islam proves that it is incompatible with civilization."

    It now turns out that Saudi was running from the blast and some policeman decided that he looked dangerously un-American.

    Once again, America* proves that it is prejudiced.

    *Not all of America, only its basest elements.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    @OldOllie easy there Sherlock.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2013 at 9:27 pm
    "Distance I am jumping: ->||<- (Actual distance may be exaggerated on a large monitor.)"

    For someone with such a small mind, that must appear to be a great distance.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2013 at 9:52 pm
    When I first saw the video of the first explosion last night, my immediate impression was that it wasn`t a high-explosive.

    There was lots of flame and smoke and seems less of a percussion than even ANFO. In fact, it looks to me like muzzle-loading black powder or Tannerite. It wasn`t a big blast either. I would guess it was no larger than a day-sack, including shrapnel.
    continued...

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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm
    ...continued


    The blast and debris went more or less straight up, indicating that the device went off away from the back wall. Debris didn`t seem to be particularly directional. Predominance of leg injuries and low mortality supports this placement and indicates the device was not elevated. It also suggests that it was not a suicide-bomber, possibly a wireless or timer detonated device in a portable package on the ground.

    Such an attack could easily have been carried out by a single party.

    The fact that it took place in Boston on Patriot`s Day may or may not mean anything. I would think it means more to Americans than it would to Muslims.

    It`s too early to point fingers, but I don`t think it has the hallmarks of an organised network of a jihadist terror-cell.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm
    For someone with such a small mind, that must appear to be a great distance.
    That didn`t even make sense. :-/
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm
    Although there is no evidence to support it, I am starting to find news editorials that suggest it was the work of American terrorists to be credible.

    Considering recent history (Waco, Oklahoma City, Columbine, etc.) and especially if this turns out to be the work of another domestic nutcase, You may as well rename this holiday `Extremists Day`.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2013 at 5:39 am
    You may as well rename this holiday `Extremists Day`.

    Ya it has such a history of bombings....
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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    April 16, 2013 at 8:10 am
    the usa should ask other countries that had to deal with sever terror attacks how to handle it properly without the whole country going hysteric. france for example, they had a lot of attacks, especially in the 80s and 90s.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2013 at 8:31 am
    The usa should ask other countries that had to deal with sever terror attacks how to handle it properly without the whole country going hysteric. france for example, they had a lot of attacks, especially in the 80s and 90s.


    Said the man not living in the country. I`m not seeing hysteria. As for the surrender defense nah I think we`re all set with that strategy.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Just tell me who is responsible, so I can hate their nationality. (if it was an American I already know what to do...blame politics)
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 16, 2013 at 10:49 am
    Although there is no evidence to support it, I am starting to find news editorials that suggest it was the work of American terrorists to be credible.

    Considering recent history (Waco, Oklahoma City, Columbine, etc.) and especially if this turns out to be the work of another domestic nutcase, You may as well rename this holiday `Extremists Day`.
    And there you have the perfect example of a bigot. Notice how he cites 3 wholly dissimilar events from the past 20 YEARS to try to put the blame on white Americans, yet he completely ignores HUNDREDS of IDENTICAL bombings carried out by Muslim terrorists throughout the world.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2013 at 11:00 am
    @OldOllie

    He`s made his hatred for the US pretty clear numerous times before. Being from the UK I`d say he considers what we call a patriot an extremist cause they whooped his ancestors sorry asses long ago.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm
    "And there you have the perfect example of a bigot. Notice how he cites 3 wholly dissimilar events from the past 20 YEARS to try to put the blame on white Americans, yet he completely ignores HUNDREDS of IDENTICAL bombings carried out by Muslim terrorists throughout the world."

    In other words, he`s a bigot because he accuses white people. You`re not a bigot, because MUSLIMS. The Saudi national has been cleared of any wrongdoing. It`s still too soon to speculate.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm
    @FP No, he`s not a bigot because he accuses white people; he accuses white people because he`s a bigot.

    I accuse Muslims because they`ve done this EXACT same thing hundreds of times all over the world.

    Is that too much for your tiny little brain to grasp?
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm
    @OldOllie I`m glad you`re not on the investigation team (or any team with an iota of responsibility). You made up your mind with no evidence, and it sounds like you`re actually hoping that it was muslims. That line of reasoning is so dangerous, it is actually worse for the country.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm
    You made up your mind with no evidence...
    So, HUNDREDS of identical bombings by radical Islamic terrorists using the EXACT same type of device doesn`t count as "evidence?" What does count, a signed confession? You`d probably claim it was obtained under harsh interrogation and wouldn`t accept that, either.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2013 at 9:04 pm
    @OldOllie no that`s not evidence and you have stupid poo like this happen.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 17, 2013 at 1:31 am
    @OldOllie you`re going to look pretty dumb in a few days time when it turns out to be a white yank.

    If it`s indeed a muslim who was responsible, I will offer you and you prejudiced views an unreserved apology.

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