Boston Marathon Bombing

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 7:28 PM GMT
    This is not good.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 7:33 PM GMT


    http://www.heavy.com/social/2013/04/boston-marathon-bomb-photos-engulf-twitter/

    This is horrible.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 7:35 PM GMT
    Best wishes and safety to everyone and their loved ones up there.
  • PolaroidSwing...

    Posts: 1131

    Apr 15, 2013 7:41 PM GMT
    icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
    My friend was running that marathon.
  • PolaroidSwing...

    Posts: 1131

    Apr 15, 2013 7:47 PM GMT


    BH6k_FLDCQAAc_SDO_jpg_large.jpg
    icon_sad.gificon_sad.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:01 PM GMT
    stop america allowing muslims there

    these muslims are really sick people
    populating the whole america with immigration & would seize power

    fuck u muslims
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:01 PM GMT
    At least two other potential locations cited by the Police as having incendiary devices found: Manadrin Hotel on Boylston and the JFK Library at UMass Boston campus (fire reported there about an hour ago).

    Boston Police tweeting 22 injured and 2 dead so far.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:07 PM GMT
    dayumm saidAt least two other potential locations cited by the Police as having incendiary devices found: Manadrin Hotel on Boylston and the JFK Library at UMass Boston campus (fire reported there about an hour ago).

    Boston Police tweeting 22 injured and 2 dead so far.


    Good grief!! What the hell?!?!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:07 PM GMT
    At least three killed and dozens injured

    http://www.foxnews.com/

    Edit:

    it was corrected to at least two killed.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:08 PM GMT
    Such an odd event for this to happen. I wonder if it was coordinated with the actual timing of the race.
  • PolaroidSwing...

    Posts: 1131

    Apr 15, 2013 8:11 PM GMT
    Live feed of the bombing site.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-live-boston-bombing-near-marathon-finish-line/



    Streaming news coverage.

    necn_live on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free




    Authorities are telling people to evacuate the city.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:15 PM GMT
    DeadspinThe marathon was being run in honor of the victims of the Newtown massacre. Some families were apparently watching from near the finish line:


    icon_evil.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    other unexploded devices reportedly found.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    Thoughts are with anyone affected by this.

    From the finish line footage, the explosions, while dramatic, did not appear particularly large. I'm guessing home made explosive and domestic terrorism/crime. It's a bit 'low key' for AQ.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    dayumm said
    DeadspinThe marathon was being run in honor of the victims of the Newtown massacre. Some families were apparently watching from near the finish line:


    icon_evil.gif


    Oh no..
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:23 PM GMT
    More likely a home-grown freak. Striking on tax day.

    Similar attack attempted a couple of years ago in Spokane on MLK day. But cops actually found the bomb ahead of time and diverted the parade. I believe they caught the perpetrator, eventually.
  • metta

    Posts: 39120

    Apr 15, 2013 8:29 PM GMT
    Unbelievably horrible!


    67500_556378734384176_1264385794_n.png

    Anyone got any idea of reasons why or who?


    - Today is April 15th, tax day.

    - Today is also North Korea's public holiday to mark the 101st birth anniversary of regime founder Kim Il Sung on April 15,
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/04/15/north-korea-nuclear-missiles-celebration/2083629/

    -al qaeda

    - patriot & militia groups
    http://www.juancole.com/2013/04/congress-american-supremacists.html


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:30 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidMore likely a home-grown freak. Striking on tax day.

    Similar attack attempted a couple of years ago in Spokane on MLK day. But cops actually found the bomb ahead of time and diverted the parade. I believe they caught the perpetrator, eventually.


    They did. He was given a life sentence last year IIRC.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:31 PM GMT
    Another suspicious device outside The T (MBTA station) at Harvard. Police are on the case.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 8:39 PM GMT
    I really shouldn't be diverting the subject either, my apologies in advance, but stuff like this incidentally frustrates me about the still-ongoing MSM blood donation ban by the FDA. There will be lots of calls for blood drives starting tomorrow, yet I and millions of others have to find other ways to contribute.
  • jock_1

    Posts: 1491

    Apr 15, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    really sad, unfortunately I fear this is a sign of things to come in the US.
  • PolaroidSwing...

    Posts: 1131

    Apr 15, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    image.png
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 9:16 PM GMT

    I tell ya there is going to be an revolution.

    It may not be a revolution against the government per se, like the French Revolution. But it will be a revolt against the unjust way society is being run now with all the profits going to the top and nothing shared with the actual workers who produce the increased wealth.

    Up until 1979, wages grew with the increase in the productivity. After Reagan and trickled down economics, wages have just treaded water while the country's wealth has increased.

    I think the apparent random violence against people is beginning of people striking out against this society. Congress isn't working and voting isn't getting the changes people want. Congress is controlled by corporations and the very wealthy. And Congress has written its rules so that there is perpetual gridlock. A minority of 40% can block the will of the 60% majority. Congress likes it like that. It serves the interests of the politicians. They have the rules written so they are never without power whether they are in the minority or majority. But if voting doesn't get the government to change, people are going starting striking out.

    That's my assessment of the violence we are seeing in our society today. When the pain gets too great, the people are going to start revolting, in one way or another.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 9:22 PM GMT
    Caslon said
    I tell ya there is going to be an revolution.

    It may not be a revolution against the government per se, like the French Revolution. But it will be a revolt against the unjust way society is being run now with all the profits going to the top and nothing shared with the actual workers who produce the increased wealth.

    Up until 1979, wages grew with the increase in the productivity. After Reagan and trickled down economics, wages have just treaded water while the country's wealth has increased.

    I think the apparent random violence against people is beginning of people striking out against this society. Congress isn't working and voting isn't getting the changes people want. Congress is controlled by corporations and the very wealthy. And Congress has written its rules so that there is perpetual gridlock. A minority of 40% can block the will of the 60% majority. Congress likes it like that. It serves the interests of the politicians. They have the rules written so they are never without power whether they are in the minority or majority. But if voting doesn't get the government to change, people are going starting striking out.

    That's my assessment of the violence we are seeing in our society today. When the pain gets too great, the people are going to start revolting, in one way or another.


    I don't think so. Why bomb the working people when you are against the big money folks instead you should bomb the big banks if that is who you are mad at.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 15, 2013 9:26 PM GMT
    NY Post so who knows.

    "Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned.

    Law enforcement sources said the 20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital.

    It was not immediately clear why the man was hospitalized and whether he was injured in the attack or in his apprehension.

    The man was caught less than two hours after the 2:50 p.m. bombing on the finish line of the race, in the heart of Boston. "



    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/authorities_under_suspect_guard_y2m8cJO29uC2PDGIjYBalO

    Sure wouldn't suprise me much if this turns out to be the case.