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A bomb went off at the marathon


by Anonymousreply 60004/16/2013

Details OP???


What the fuck.

by Anonymousreply 104/15/2013

Other than that, how are things in Scranton, PA today?

by Anonymousreply 204/15/2013

Domestic terrorism ?

by Anonymousreply 304/15/2013

It is breaking online now.

by Anonymousreply 404/15/2013

Two huge blasts rock Boston Marathon finish line

Monday, April 15, 2013

By: Jordan Graham

Two huge explosions rocked the Boston Marathon finish line at Copley Square just before 3 p.m. today, apparently causing numerous casualties.

"I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising," said Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, who was running in the marathon. "I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something. That one was in front of Abe and Louie's. There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads."

"There are at least a dozen that seem to be injured in some way," Cassidy said.

by Anonymousreply 504/15/2013

Some good coverage at link. Best I could find right now.

by Anonymousreply 604/15/2013

I found this one link.

by Anonymousreply 704/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 804/15/2013

Local affiliates cutting in now.

by Anonymousreply 1004/15/2013

This must be domestic terrorism.

by Anonymousreply 1104/15/2013

reports of deaths

by Anonymousreply 1204/15/2013

R9, hilarious! Inappropriate, perhaps, at a time of sadness / tragedy. But hilarious, nonetheless.

by Anonymousreply 1304/15/2013

It's also Patriots Day.

Fucked up.

by Anonymousreply 1404/15/2013

Where, r12?

by Anonymousreply 1504/15/2013

I also heard there were reports of gunfire at the starting line.

by Anonymousreply 1604/15/2013

omg r17, i think you're right.

by Anonymousreply 1804/15/2013

Teabaggers certainly have no love for Boston.

by Anonymousreply 1904/15/2013

It's Kim Jung-un. Time to nuke Pyongyang.

by Anonymousreply 2404/15/2013

r17 OMG. I didn't think of that. You are probably right. God, this countries conservatives are so scary.

by Anonymousreply 2504/15/2013

Three hours after the winners crossed the line.

by Anonymousreply 2804/15/2013

r28, so the timing would be when the bulk of the average participant crossed the finish line.

by Anonymousreply 3004/15/2013

[quote]Three hours after the winners crossed the line.

When the largest number of entrants start finishing.

by Anonymousreply 3104/15/2013

Has Justin Bieber said anything about this yet?

by Anonymousreply 3204/15/2013

FOX (I know) is reporting that at least three are dead.

by Anonymousreply 3304/15/2013

The 26th mile of the Boston Marathon had a special marker to honor the survivors from Newtown.

by Anonymousreply 3404/15/2013

Apparently another bomb found in a trashcan in front of the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

by Anonymousreply 3504/15/2013

People have blood all over them, people rushed to the hospital.

by Anonymousreply 3704/15/2013

Obama's fault!!!

by Anonymousreply 3804/15/2013

Shithead bombers.

by Anonymousreply 3904/15/2013

Interesting that we haven't had more bomb explosions.

by Anonymousreply 4004/15/2013

Limbs lost.

by Anonymousreply 4104/15/2013

Right Wing Terrorism doesn't really makes sense. They usually lash out at Government entities- not public events.

by Anonymousreply 4204/15/2013

This would not have happened if all the runners had guns on them!

by Anonymousreply 4304/15/2013

Where the fuck was Mark Wahlberg?!!?!!!

by Anonymousreply 4404/15/2013

There were two explosions in down the block from each other about 15 seconds apart.

by Anonymousreply 4504/15/2013

History shows that there have been many such violent incidents in the week preceding and including April 20, which is Hitler's birthday. The Columbine school shooting, and the Oklahoma City bombing, and many others, if you do your research, occurred in this time frame.

I still don't understand why the authorities do not recognize this fact. They need to increase security, or cancel unnecessary events during this one week period.

by Anonymousreply 4604/15/2013

r45, in English.

by Anonymousreply 4704/15/2013

r42, you forgot the Olympics?

by Anonymousreply 4904/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 5004/15/2013

A local Boston reporter just said she heard what might have been another explosion.

by Anonymousreply 5204/15/2013

Boston marathon explosions – live updates

by Anonymousreply 5304/15/2013

Has anyone heard from Brandon?

by Anonymousreply 5404/15/2013

I really think r17 is right, and there was a third bomb that did not go off (police are detonating it now)...

by Anonymousreply 5504/15/2013

[quote]A local Boston reporter just said she heard what might have been another explosion.

Now reported as a controlled explosion of a suspicious device.

by Anonymousreply 5604/15/2013

Reports of 3 fatalities so far, over 40 injured, some severely.

by Anonymousreply 5704/15/2013

[quote]I plan to post far and wide that the Gay Site concluded this bombing was the responsibility of conservatives/TeaPartiers/right wingers within 14 minutes.

No! NO! I BESEECH YOU! What can I say to convince you not to do --

Oh, who gives a fuck. About you or your shitty threat.

by Anonymousreply 5904/15/2013

New York Post says 12 are dead citing a federal law enforcement official.

by Anonymousreply 6004/15/2013

Apparently there was a fire at the Kennedy Library that broke out moments after the bombs went off.

by Anonymousreply 6104/15/2013

Live blog from with info coming in every few seconds.

by Anonymousreply 6204/15/2013

The Guardian link at R53 is collecting tweets from local people who were/are at the scene.

by Anonymousreply 6304/15/2013

This is the worst photo. There had to be several dead judging from the amount of blood.

by Anonymousreply 6404/15/2013

The race revolved around Newtown. The victims were running. Families in VIP. Race money went to Newtown.

by Anonymousreply 6504/15/2013

We're going to get preposterous reporting. Keep that in mind.

by Anonymousreply 6704/15/2013

22 injured. 2 dead #tweetfromthebeat via @cherylfiandaca — Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 15, 2013

by Anonymousreply 6804/15/2013

The first bomb may have been set off in that store Marathon Sports.

by Anonymousreply 6904/15/2013

[quote]We're going to get preposterous reporting.

Which will be used in years to come to advance various wingnut theories, just like with 9/11.

by Anonymousreply 7004/15/2013

good link R62

by Anonymousreply 7104/15/2013

[quote]Police departments in New York City, Washington and elsewhere are on heightened alert.

[quote]"We're stepping up security at hotels and other prominent locations in the city through deployment of the NYPD's critical response vehicles (CRVs) until more about the explosion is learned," New York police spokesman Cheryl Crispin tells the Guardian's Karen McVeigh.

by Anonymousreply 7204/15/2013

Who's the guy whose butt we keep seeing on CBS?

by Anonymousreply 7304/15/2013

Jeezus this has even pre-empted network programming it's so big. Brian Williams himself is covering it on NBC. And the news is getting bleaker with new revelations about every 20 minutes. I'm completely neutral as to the issue of whether this is domestic or foreign terrorism. BUT Brian, who, due to his gravitas as Lead NBC anchor,(so unlike Fox or other cable talking heads who tend to leap to conclusions before any proof surfaces) is alluding to inside info pointing towards foreign action. He said that the nature of the bomb sequencing lines up with the M.O. of international incidents such as Spain years ago.

by Anonymousreply 7404/15/2013

Fire at the Kennedy library? Has to be domestic. Nobody overseas would care about that.

by Anonymousreply 7504/15/2013

In that live video of the bomb going off (as mentioned in R66) why does only one person stop/fall down? I suppose they keep running to get the hell away from the explosion, but if it were me, I would at least look at see what was going on!

Imagine being at the end of a very long marathon and then having to run away from a bomb. When I finished my one and only marathon, I could barely put one foot in front of the other for the last mile. If a bomb would have gone off, I would have collapsed (or shimmied as referenced above) to the ground for sure.

by Anonymousreply 7604/15/2013

I'd say it's the British. Still unreconciled to events that happened in Boston many years ago...

by Anonymousreply 7704/15/2013

Isn't it somewhat obvious to refer to the events as "bombs" as opposed to anything else? An explosion seldom happens by itself in situations like these.


Vice president Biden, in a statement, has referred to a "bombing," not an "explosion," Dan Roberts reports in Washington.

"Our prayers are with those people in Boston who have suffered injuries," Biden said.

The marathon's organisers have also referred to "bombs". But there is no official confirmation of that from law enforcement agencies yet.

by Anonymousreply 7804/15/2013

Well thank God Judge Judy hasn't been interrupted!

by Anonymousreply 7904/15/2013

Could be a financial motive. Stocks falling, gold, commodities falling.

by Anonymousreply 8004/15/2013

Boston public radio WGBH has live coverage

by Anonymousreply 8104/15/2013

Could be al Qaeda.

by Anonymousreply 8204/15/2013

Gold has fallen over $200 an ounce since Friday, unhinging survivalist wingnuts.

by Anonymousreply 8304/15/2013

Please don't let it be foreign...please don't let it be foreign...please don't let it be foreign...

by Anonymousreply 8404/15/2013

Could also be Tea Party.

by Anonymousreply 8504/15/2013

[quote]Jeezus this has even pre-empted network programming it's so big.

Dumbest Comment Award.

by Anonymousreply 8604/15/2013

They did a controled demolition of a third bomb R78, so that seems to be confirmation enough.

by Anonymousreply 8704/15/2013

Police officers with their guns drawn hear the second explosion down the street. The first explosion knocked down a runner at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. Police officers with their guns drawn hear the second explosion down the street. The first explosion knocked down a runner at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon.

by Anonymousreply 8804/15/2013

Library fire not related.

by Anonymousreply 8904/15/2013

I really do think it could be N Korea. They had an "international marathon" in Pyongyang yesterday. And today is the most important day on ther calendar-Kim Il-Sung's birthday.

by Anonymousreply 9004/15/2013

R65 Are you saying that families for the children killed in Newton were at the VIP section at the finish line?

by Anonymousreply 9104/15/2013

[quote]Who's the guy whose butt we keep seeing on CBS?

Is it attached to him?

by Anonymousreply 9204/15/2013

r88, don't post shit we already know.

by Anonymousreply 9304/15/2013

Brian has stated that all Boston Utilities authorities have already eliminated the possibility of gas explosions. I know there are other sorts of explosions, but I just wanted to fill you in.

Plus, you have to realize that trained experts can smell Kordite and plastique, semtex etc, so I suspect that Williams is hearing stuff off the record which cannot be reported until it's confirmed.

by Anonymousreply 9404/15/2013

18 years since the Atlanta bombing?

by Anonymousreply 9504/15/2013

W&W R92!!!

by Anonymousreply 9604/15/2013

[quote]Could also be Tea Party.

Don't start that.... yet.

by Anonymousreply 9704/15/2013

Yes, R92. He was moving at the time. Kind of a plumber's crack pose, except his gray waistband covered his crack. Dark haired guy. Could be cute.

by Anonymousreply 9804/15/2013

Oh God, Hasselbeck will be a wreck tomorrow. She's from Boston.

by Anonymousreply 9904/15/2013

I would bet money it's domestic terrorism and not North Korea or Al-Qaeda, with all the symbolism of the day and the event:

Boston = Boston Tea Party

April 15 = Patriot's Day = Tax Day

by Anonymousreply 10004/15/2013

Wouldn't put this past some ultra Tea Party members and/or gun nuts, thinking any new regulations is a call to arms for revolution against the US.

by Anonymousreply 10104/15/2013

Boston Tea Party.

by Anonymousreply 10204/15/2013

Notice nobody attacked the Masters, which is far closer to the American ruling class than the Boston marathon.

by Anonymousreply 10304/15/2013

[quote] swf on the verge of a breakdown

Fuck off, Mary!

by Anonymousreply 10404/15/2013

He was almost certainly felled by flying glass. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 10504/15/2013

[quote]Oh God, Hasselbeck will be a wreck tomorrow. She's from Boston.

If Hasselbeck is a wreck with nobody watching, does she make a sound?

by Anonymousreply 10604/15/2013

Smells like Christians.

by Anonymousreply 10704/15/2013

However, R103, there was never a Masters Tea Party.

by Anonymousreply 10804/15/2013

R97, someone was saying it could be Al Qaeda, and I was just pointing out it could also be Tea party... nobody knows yet.

And Tea Party seems a LOT more likely.

Because those ignorant bigots are violent lunatics and completely nuts. They make Al Qaeda seem intelligent and sane by comparison.

by Anonymousreply 10904/15/2013

The blast jolt and the compression waves could knock over an exhausted runner.

by Anonymousreply 11004/15/2013

Has Eric Rudolf made a statement yet?

by Anonymousreply 11104/15/2013

Kim Jong Un didn't say he'd bomb Austin... he said "Boston", but his accent was just really bad...

by Anonymousreply 11204/15/2013

[quote]They make Al Qaeda seem intelligent and sane by comparison.

So dumb.

by Anonymousreply 11304/15/2013

Two more explosives were discovered and detonated as opposed to only one reported earlier.

[quote]BREAKING: Intelligence official: 2 more explosive devices found at Boston Marathon; being dismantled — The Associated Press (@AP) April 15, 2013

by Anonymousreply 11404/15/2013

4 bombs. 2 went off.

How'd they set it up to explode at just the right time?

by Anonymousreply 11504/15/2013

Why didn't all the bombs go off at the same moment? That's bad planning.

by Anonymousreply 11604/15/2013

This chief of the ER at Mass General is LOVING his screen time. So much that he had to spell his name out for the reporters.

by Anonymousreply 11704/15/2013

Makes me worried that there may be more devices still left undetonated around the city.

by Anonymousreply 11804/15/2013

Like the train bombs in Madrid, they were probably detonated remotely via cell phone.

by Anonymousreply 11904/15/2013

1 bomb in hotel.

by Anonymousreply 12004/15/2013

There is blood everywhere. Awful! What a world we live in now.

by Anonymousreply 12204/15/2013

VP Biden has made a statement, I think Obama has probably been taken to a bunker somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 12304/15/2013

All the blood on the ground is nothing compared to my monthly output.

by Anonymousreply 12404/15/2013

[R103] I completely see your point, but you must have never attended The Masters. One must have a badge which are inherited from generation to generation, and if someone sells their badge and is caught, they lose it immediately. Sure folks do it. Who wouldn't like to spend Masters Week in Bali while some "yankee" arriviste pays $20K for your 4 badges and the use of your Augusta home.

So, assuming one has procured said badge, the security at AN makes LAX look like a bunch of pikers.

On the other hand, a crowd filled event open to all, is nearly impossible to guard.

by Anonymousreply 12504/15/2013

[quote] Like the train bombs in Madrid, they were probably detonated remotely via cell phone.

Is the race televised? Could it have been an attack on a specific person (runner, spectator, official)?

by Anonymousreply 12604/15/2013

This is why we can't have nice things.

by Anonymousreply 12704/15/2013

Make sure you pray for the victims.

by Anonymousreply 12804/15/2013

R116] That is the M.O. of most bombings on foreign soil. If ya think about it, same thing applies to 9-11 in a bent sort of way.

It distracts first responders to one site, leaving a gaping hole of support for a second site.

by Anonymousreply 13004/15/2013

[quote]VP Biden has made a statement, I think Obama has probably been taken to a bunker somewhere.

No, honey.

by Anonymousreply 13104/15/2013

[quote]So dumb.

No, not really.

Unless you're referring to Tea Partiers, then yeah, and then some.

by Anonymousreply 13404/15/2013

r130 copied and pasted what he just heard on television, believing he's now an expert.

by Anonymousreply 13604/15/2013

I can't stop crying.

by Anonymousreply 13704/15/2013

Now saying JFK Library just had another explosion

by Anonymousreply 13804/15/2013

r129 's photo will now be iconic. The broad's holding an American flag.

by Anonymousreply 13904/15/2013

NY Post says "Authorities have a identified a suspect, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds."

by Anonymousreply 14004/15/2013

r129's link has a pic of the bomber, flag in hand.

by Anonymousreply 14104/15/2013

R130 is correct.

by Anonymousreply 14204/15/2013

Checking in to cam4 and making sure everyone's okay.

by Anonymousreply 14304/15/2013

JFK had a fire in the mechanicals, said unrelated to this.

by Anonymousreply 14404/15/2013

Well, now they'll know how it feels.

by Anonymousreply 14504/15/2013

[quote]Limbs lost.

At least someone's thinking of the trees.

by Anonymousreply 14604/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 14704/15/2013

Well, just like our bottles of water, shoes and shampoo at the airport security line, say goodbye to another American "freedom" which may be forever changed. And I don't mean done away with...just changed and made devoid of the fun, spirited event it has always been. They are checking all the hotel, bank and shop video tapes to try to determine if the placement of the bombs may be visible. I'm tellin ya within 2 years we're going to have those cameras on every street pole watching everything all the time a la London.

Also, Mayor Bloomberg(I have forgotten your #), that was a good one.

by Anonymousreply 14804/15/2013

Sorry, r134, but saying that Al Qaeda is "saner" than the Tea Party borders on the brain-damaged.

To illustrate the point for you: if there were as many Al Qaeda members in the US as there are Tea Partiers (bad as the latter are), your life would be slightly harder than it is today.

by Anonymousreply 14904/15/2013

[quote]NY Post says "Authorities have a identified a suspect, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds."

If it's him, it must be a Tea Bag. What an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 15004/15/2013

r142, who asked you?

by Anonymousreply 15104/15/2013

Love seeing what dumb threads are bumped and created above this one. Someone created one on fisting.

by Anonymousreply 15204/15/2013

Of 19 injured being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital, 6 are reported as critical

by Anonymousreply 15304/15/2013

Consider the source, r140

by Anonymousreply 15404/15/2013

[quote]Sorry, [R134], but saying that Al Qaeda is "saner" than the Tea Party borders on the brain-damaged.

Oh, shut your gaping twat, Mary!

by Anonymousreply 15504/15/2013

Flights have been halted into Boston Logan airport. "Traffic destined to this airport is being delayed at its departure point," the FAA has advised.

by Anonymousreply 15604/15/2013

[quote][R129]'s link has a pic of the bomber, flag in hand.

What is wrong with you?

by Anonymousreply 15704/15/2013

No other media outlets are posting what the Post is saying about captured suspect OR number dead.

by Anonymousreply 15804/15/2013

[quote]Sorry, [R134], but saying that Al Qaeda is "saner" than the Tea Party borders on the brain-damaged.

Nope. At least Al Qaeda has legitimate complaints, even if they're terrorist assholes.

The Tea Party insists they are "Taxed Enough Already" (T.E.A. Party), at a time when taxes are the lowest they've been in generations... they don't even know the basic facts that their entire organization is built around.

They're more ignorant and every bit as arrogant and violent and insane.

What's brain-damaged is not recognizing the obviousness of this simple fact.

[quote]if there were as many Al Qaeda members in the US as there are Tea Partiers (bad as the latter are), your life would be slightly harder than it is today.

Not sure how that illustrates the point. There aren't many Al Qaeda members left alive, true. And most Tea Party members are "arm-chair" types... but the actual core is doing far more damage to this country (via ALEC and GOP obstructionism and state-houses legislating the destruction of democracy) than Al Qaeda could ever hope to achieve. I'm not even sure there are fewer deaths involved (how many will die due to TeaParty-forced austerity, sequester, and destruction of social safety nets, regulations, and programs??)

Sorry, you're wrong.

by Anonymousreply 16004/15/2013

JFK library just had a bomb go off.

by Anonymousreply 16104/15/2013

There WAS a 3rd explosion at JFK Library

by Anonymousreply 16204/15/2013

Apparently the JFK Library incident is being considered, at this point in time, as related.

by Anonymousreply 16304/15/2013

How does the N Y Post have such different stats than everyone else? (12 deaths vs 2 deaths)

by Anonymousreply 16404/15/2013

Sadly, r132's post is something Nanny Mayor Bloombito would say.

by Anonymousreply 16504/15/2013

NY Post again:

Breaking: Authorities ID a Saudi national as a suspect in Boston Marathon bombings

by Anonymousreply 16604/15/2013

Now the Boston Police Commissioner is saying that a third event, which he termed and explosion, occurred half an hour ago at the JFK Library.

I hope it's the earlier event someone here called a mechanical fire.

by Anonymousreply 16704/15/2013

Flights have been halted into Boston Logan airport. "Traffic destined to this airport is being delayed at its departure point," the FAA has advised.


Logan advises that it remains open, although the FAA site continues to indicate there are no inbound flights.

Please note: Logan airport is open. We encourage you to contact your airline for any flight changes prior to coming to the airport. — Boston Logan Airport (@BostonLogan) April 15, 2013

by Anonymousreply 16804/15/2013

The JFK Library explosion WAS related, it's just been announced.

by Anonymousreply 16904/15/2013

now at this live blog

JFK library explosion was linked

police advising everyone to stay home

BPD Commissioner Ed Davis: Two of the explosions occurred on Boylston Street and a third at the JFK Library about a half hour ago. "People should be calm, but should understand this is an ongoing event and we need all the information we can get."

BPD Commissioner Ed Davis says the blast at the JFK Library, which was announced as an unrelated electrical explosion, was actually an explosion that could be related to the explosions on Boylston Street.

by Anonymousreply 17004/15/2013

r160, honey, just stop.

by Anonymousreply 17104/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 17204/15/2013

Police dude says there were multiple casualties at each blast site. So there were more than two.

by Anonymousreply 17304/15/2013

Muslim bomber, not Tea Partier. Knew it.

by Anonymousreply 17404/15/2013

[quote] Now saying JFK Library just had another explosion

A fire at the library, but authorities are saying it's unrelated to the explosions.

by Anonymousreply 17504/15/2013

R131, I meant that given he situation with North Korea and this bombing Obama is being protected.

WTF is "no honey" about?

by Anonymousreply 17604/15/2013

Saudi suspect. How original.

by Anonymousreply 17704/15/2013

R171 = head in the sand moron

by Anonymousreply 17804/15/2013

[quote]Muslim bomber, not Tea Partier. Knew it.

You didn't "know" it. You suspected or predicted, but didn't [italic]know[/italic].

And nothing is confirmed just yet. So don't be counting chickens yet.

by Anonymousreply 17904/15/2013

But its still racist to profile arabs, right?

by Anonymousreply 18004/15/2013

[quote]You didn't "know" it. You suspected or predicted, but didn't know.

Shut up.

by Anonymousreply 18104/15/2013

Aerial video shows Boston Marathon finish line aftermath - video

by Anonymousreply 18204/15/2013

r179 is praying that the Tea Party is responsible. Fucking idiot.

by Anonymousreply 18404/15/2013

r179 is r160 , now it makes sense. What a sick lunatic.

by Anonymousreply 18604/15/2013

@ap: Cellphone service shut down in Boston to prevent remote detonations of explosives, official says: -CC

by Anonymousreply 18704/15/2013

[quote]{[R159]]Thanks asshat. I paid my $18 like everyone else.

Think about that statement.

by Anonymousreply 18804/15/2013

Countdown to Republicans blaming Obama...

by Anonymousreply 18904/15/2013

ABC News aired the tape of the first explosion with the sound. It's so much more horrific when you hear the screams of the people who were in the path of the blast and listen to the ensuing chaos and the terror of the people running away from the scene. I think it was kind of exploitative on their part because they played it over and over. CBS and NBC have played the same tape without sound.

by Anonymousreply 19004/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 19104/15/2013

Interesting coverage on NBC. Former police chief says that there would have been many more people in the area an hour earlier. The location of the explosions seems to have been in a restricted area. Being near the finish line probably maximised press coverage.

by Anonymousreply 19204/15/2013

R186... the sick lunatics are Tea Party morons, their violent rhetoric, and their destruction of this country. You're all angry at the wrong person. Why is that? Are you a tea-party moron yourself? Is that why you're so bent out of shape at being called out?

by Anonymousreply 19304/15/2013

Thanks R187, been trying to get in touch with my brother in Boston and couldn't get thru

by Anonymousreply 19404/15/2013

Davis, the Boston police commissioner, contradicts an earlier AP report and says that no additional devices have been found at the race scene. But he says that controlled explosions have been, and may continue to be, carried out on bags and packages that fleeing spectators may have left.


Davis said authorities "are assuming" that a later explosion at Boston's JFK Library was related to the marathon explosions.

The library is in Dorchester, Massachusetts, miles across town from the marathon finish.

The library said the explosion happened in a mechanical room:

Fire in building is out, appears to have started in the mechanical room of new building. All staff and visitors are accounted for and safe. — JFK Library (@JFKLibrary) April 15, 2013

Investigators are investigating. Any tie to Boston Marathon explosions is pure speculation. More information as we receive it. — JFK Library (@JFKLibrary) April 15, 2013

by Anonymousreply 19504/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 19604/15/2013

TNT won't pre-empt tonight's season finale of Dallas, will it? I wanna know who the fuck killed JR.

by Anonymousreply 19704/15/2013

"Boston Logan Intl (KBOS) is currently experiencing all inbound flights being held at their origin until monday at 05:30p EDT due to security"

by Anonymousreply 19804/15/2013

Google Person Finder/Boston Marathon. People can check in from there, and you can see if anyone you're looking for has registered.

by Anonymousreply 20004/15/2013

Terrorism analyst on MSNBC, for whatever that's worth, says multiple groups will probably take credit over the coming days.

by Anonymousreply 20104/15/2013

NY Post is reporting: Cell phone service shut down in Boston to prevent remote detonations

by Anonymousreply 20304/15/2013

Anderson is getting his best Prada t-shirts together and is heading to Boston.

The news networks must be so excited. Ratings!!!

by Anonymousreply 20504/15/2013

@bengl3rt: Two suspicious packages AT 360 HUNTINGTON AVE CONFIRMED BY NUPD. CLEAR OUT @huntnewsnu @bostonglobe — Matt Soleyn (@MattSoleyn) April 15, 2013

by Anonymousreply 20604/15/2013

the post reports saudi national is teh suspect being held. i wonder if police just grabbed the first arab national they came across, or if there is valid reason to suspect him.

by Anonymousreply 20704/15/2013

The suspect must be in Brigham Hospital. A local reporter just said FBI, ATF and local police are streaming in there now.

by Anonymousreply 20804/15/2013

and police say they have no suspect:

by Anonymousreply 20904/15/2013

POST reports are suspect

by Anonymousreply 21004/15/2013

Is anyone else sick and tired of "pray for ___" every time a tragedy happens? WTF good will that do? It happened, praying won't undo what happened. And I feel sick to my stomach that since I'm not Christian, I can't take part of it, and everyone HAS to deal with it the Christian and proper way. Fuck that. I can still empathize with the victims, and all those affected even if I'm not Christian. I cannot stand it when #prayforboston trends, disgusting. I refuse to tweet that when I don't believe in a God.

by Anonymousreply 21104/15/2013

Boston PD confirms: no suspect in custody.

by Anonymousreply 21204/15/2013

Christians are lazy and stupid, R211.

by Anonymousreply 21304/15/2013

wouldn't it be the work of more than one individual, given the distance of the JFK library?

by Anonymousreply 21404/15/2013

Doesn't anyone want to hear my opinion?

by Anonymousreply 21504/15/2013

Cell phone black out. Great. Now everyone will think their loved ones are dead.

by Anonymousreply 21604/15/2013

Most people who tweet "praying for" probably never actually pray. Typical bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 21704/15/2013

R193 is unhinged.

by Anonymousreply 21804/15/2013

Yes the lack of cell phone use is upsetting.

But can't take the chance of devices being detonated through cell phone tech at this time.

by Anonymousreply 21904/15/2013

The media has done such a wonderful job at carrying out their masters' orders that it's becoming difficult to even care. I knew a great guy who died I the Aurora theater and his murder just reminded me of the randomness of it all.

Whether this latest incident is the result of domestic or international terrorism doesn't matter. All we know for sure is that society will never be allowed to escape this perpetual state of fear we've had thrust upon us. Continue taking off your shoes in airports, walking through metal detectors at the museum, and whatever else helps you sleep at night.

by Anonymousreply 22004/15/2013

the new york post is TRASH!!!!

by Anonymousreply 22104/15/2013

This is why everyone still needs a landline.

by Anonymousreply 22204/15/2013

Jesus Christ. I know this question answers itself, but what he fuck is wrong with the NY Post? 12 dead? A Saudi national under arrest? Why do they just report whatever sounds scariest with no confirmation? How do they get away with this?

by Anonymousreply 22404/15/2013

R207, how are you not embarrassed using the NY Post as your source...for anything?

by Anonymousreply 22604/15/2013

r220, we could have had 220 additional bombings if we didn't have those implementations. You never know. It's shocking that we haven't had more bombings.

by Anonymousreply 22704/15/2013

pic of handcuffed man, armed police in Boston commons

by Anonymousreply 22804/15/2013

I love you for your priorities, R223.

by Anonymousreply 22904/15/2013

r224, how do you know they're wrong?

by Anonymousreply 23004/15/2013

[quote] NY Post is reporting: Cell phone service shut down in Boston to prevent remote detonations

Yeah, and the NY post is also reporting that 12 people are dead and a Saudi national is in custody.

they're just making shit up as they go along.

by Anonymousreply 23104/15/2013

CBS News just aired new video of the explosion -- somebody caught it on tape and actually ran toward it. Much better than that endless loop of the runner stumbling.

by Anonymousreply 23204/15/2013

I also seem to remember after the Oklahoma City bombing, that there were reports almost immediately after of the arrest of "Arabic" suspects...though it turned out to be US Citizen Tim McVeigh who was behind it.

by Anonymousreply 23304/15/2013

Brian Williams working overtime to make this his new 9/11 moment. "A great AMerican tragedy". Good lord, get a grip sister.

by Anonymousreply 23404/15/2013

Boston Globe says 94 injured.

by Anonymousreply 23504/15/2013


Suspect on the common. White van had police dogs in it.

guy is wearing a white cap

by Anonymousreply 23604/15/2013

R230, probably because we know their agenda. You're a fool if you don't.

by Anonymousreply 23704/15/2013

Armed SWAT team members standing guard at Boston's Brigham Hospital.

by Anonymousreply 23804/15/2013

Anderson is so brave going to Boston. And with these recent explosions, he's even more brave. My heart is all a-flutter.

by Anonymousreply 23904/15/2013

R231 cell phone use IS down in boston

by Anonymousreply 24004/15/2013

R218, nope, I'm pretty calm and rational. It's the Tea Party lunatics that are unhinged.

Why are you in denial of the obvious?

by Anonymousreply 24104/15/2013

How many times will Anderson's producers have to remind him the men's locker room at the BU fitness center had nothing to do with this story?

by Anonymousreply 24204/15/2013

Fuck off, R225

by Anonymousreply 24304/15/2013

I would think that right now anyone who puts a foot wrong will get cuffed by the police.

I'm inclined to believe it was either a lone wolf "terrorist" or it was Domestic. I cite the fact it's IRS Day, Patriot's Day and the Marathon. I'm also connecting the Newtown Victims dedication.

I've been reading all this hysterical nonsense about how the proposed gun laws will rob us of our freedoms, etc. and there's a segment of our country, on the extreme Right, that is growing more & more militant.

These activists can convince thenselves of anything. They are paranoid. We have done nothing at all about people stockpiling weapons, ammo, explosive devices. Shit. You can mail order a fucking rocket launcher.

Whether this perp's actions were inspired Domestically or Internationally, the person who did this is an American. I believe that.

by Anonymousreply 24404/15/2013

This is not about bravery, it's about work R239.

by Anonymousreply 24504/15/2013

Benghazi! Boston! Benghazi! Boston!

by Anonymousreply 24604/15/2013

How is the huge manatee doing?

by Anonymousreply 24704/15/2013

The President will address the Nation at 6:10.

by Anonymousreply 24804/15/2013

Mayor Thomas. M. Menino is expected to brief reporters at 6 p.m.

by Anonymousreply 24904/15/2013

R241 just escaped from the lunatic asylum.

by Anonymousreply 25004/15/2013

Someone needs to check on Ted Nugent's whereabouts. He is one of the most unhinged lunatics I've seen recently.

by Anonymousreply 25104/15/2013

OMFG! My local news just put up a banner of " The Boston bombings an American tragedy."

And in the broadcast they said "people were killed in the explosion and were children."

That's not even true!

by Anonymousreply 25204/15/2013

Yeah R246, and CNN too for that matter. I'm not looking forward to that crap.

by Anonymousreply 25304/15/2013

R251, ask Erin Burnett on CNN, she just had him on her show the other day. I think they're best friends.

by Anonymousreply 25404/15/2013

WHY are you all not addressing the most important question of the hour...


by Anonymousreply 25504/15/2013

They're not going to admit to holding a suspect. The Post is probably right. They have the strongest inside sources. It's Murdoch 'phone hacker' after all.

by Anonymousreply 25604/15/2013

[quote]I also seem to remember after the Oklahoma City bombing, that there were reports almost immediately after of the arrest of "Arabic" suspects...though it turned out to be US Citizen Tim McVeigh who was behind it. This exactly. We likely won't know the truth within 24 hours.

Jesus. That is something I hate about insta-media these days. Facts take time but media wants their dollar now.

by Anonymousreply 25704/15/2013

[quote] How is the huge manatee doing?

I'm safe and sound in California doing "Splash".

by Anonymousreply 25804/15/2013

" and MOST were children."


by Anonymousreply 25904/15/2013

The NY Post is reporting that the older runner shown stumbling in the looped video is none other than Elaine Stritch.

by Anonymousreply 26004/15/2013

OK. It's only a matter of time. Within the next four or five hours, which network will have Mayor 9/11 himself on the air? I say CNN. I say he will be on with Piers Morgan.

by Anonymousreply 26304/15/2013

The Tea Party was initially blamed for Gabriel Giffords, The Dark Knight Rises theater massacre, and Newtown. Remember Sarah Palin with her targets crap? All turned out to not be true. This also doesn't have to be the Tea Party, even though the elements would be perfect.

by Anonymousreply 26504/15/2013

There was a report that 2 of the injured were children.

All kinds of unverified stuff from eye witnesses emerging now. Will take time to substantiate.

from AP source

[quote]Roupen Bastajian, a 35-year-old state trooper from Smithfield, R.I., had just finished the race when they put the heat blanket wrap on him and he heard the first blast.

"I started running toward the blast. And there were people all over the floor," he said. "We started grabbing tourniquets and started tying legs. A lot of people amputated. ... At least 25 to 30 people have at least one leg missing, or an ankle missing, or two legs missing."

by Anonymousreply 26604/15/2013

So if it's a rightwinger who did this, rightwingers will claim they don't represent all rightwingers or that he was an Obama plant. If it's a Muslim, the rightwingers will blame every Muslim for it.

Isn't that how it usually works when you barely have two functioning brain cells?

I love you, R262.

by Anonymousreply 26704/15/2013


Boston cream pie, duh!

by Anonymousreply 26804/15/2013

Yes, after OKC, the search was on immediately for two Middle Eastern looking men seen in a garage in a white van from a rental car company.

by Anonymousreply 27004/15/2013

r257, these days? It was back in 1996.

by Anonymousreply 27104/15/2013


Anything not nailed down.

by Anonymousreply 27204/15/2013

POTUS to address the nation in 15 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 27504/15/2013

Boston police are guarding a “possible suspect” who had been wounded in the blasts, federal officials tell NBC News.

by Anonymousreply 27604/15/2013

"Contrary to initial reports, the explosion had nothing to do with a man lighting a cigar just as Ina Garten left a Boylston Street Sbarro."

by Anonymousreply 27704/15/2013

I am completely mystified as to how can one even pull off something like this. The security around the marathon must be significant.

Thanks for the laugh, R260.

by Anonymousreply 27804/15/2013

You realize that the mirror image of this applies as well, r267.

by Anonymousreply 27904/15/2013

[quote]Most people who tweet "praying for" probably never actually pray. Typical bullshit.

But still.. what good will it do? Nothing. It can't undo what happened, so I just don't see the point. I did tweet that my thoughts go out to all those affected in Boston, but I excluded the "pray for" part, because I'm not a hypocrite.

by Anonymousreply 28104/15/2013

[quote]Why are you in denial of the obvious?

That it must be the Tea Party, and that the Tea Party is worse than al Qaeda, and al Qaeda's anger is justifiable? Yeah, okay, you're not unhinged.

by Anonymousreply 28204/15/2013

Well, it is because of the Tea Party mentality that those freaks have access to guns, R265, so they are partly to blame.

by Anonymousreply 28304/15/2013

I went and only narrowly avoided a urinary tract infection. I'm writing on location as I type.

by Anonymousreply 28404/15/2013

Tinhats ON...and go!

by Anonymousreply 28504/15/2013

Some guy on NBC just said cell phone service has NOT been shut off.

by Anonymousreply 28604/15/2013

oops wrong thread

by Anonymousreply 28704/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 28804/15/2013

From the Globe's Michael B. Farrell and Erin Ailworth: The heavy volume of mobile phone calls around downtown Boston following explosions at the Boston Marathon has clogged cell service, blocking many from getting through to people at the scene.

“We are experiencing call blocking due to what’s happening,” said Mark Elliott, a Sprint spokesman. “The network is blocking calls because the number of calls coming in exceeds the capacity.”

He didn’t know what the exact volume of calls has been since the explosions occurred, but said many thousands of calls made at the same time can overwhelm cell towers in the area. “There’s no way the network can handle that kind of traffic,” he said.

There have been numerous reports of many people not able to get through to their family and friends at the marathon.

In a statement, AT&T said: “As we coordinate with local officials, customers in the area may be experiencing issues with wireless voice and data service due to a spike of network activity and related congestion. We recommend customers use text messaging for emergencies. We also advise customers to keep non-emergency calls to a minimum. To help, our temporary Wi-Fi turned up for the Boston Marathon will remain on for an extended timeframe.”

Elliott of Sprint said that mobile phone users should text the people they are trying to reach in the area instead of calling to free up the mobile networks for emergency uses.

Verizon Wireless, meanwhile, issued a statement, saying: “Verizon Wireless has been enhancing network voice capacity to enable additional calling in the Copley Square area of Boston. Customers are advised to use text or email to free up voice capacity for public safety officials at the scene. There was no damage to the Verizon Wireless network, which is seeing elevated calling and data usage throughout the region since the explosions occurred.”

by Anonymousreply 28904/15/2013

Can you imagine going to run a marathon and coming home with no legs?

by Anonymousreply 29004/15/2013

police official

there are no suspects in custody at this time

by Anonymousreply 29104/15/2013

R281, you are either a magical thinker or, indeed, a hypocrite. Your thoughts have no more power than prayer. Tweeting "my thoughts are with..." is equivalent to "I will pray for..."

by Anonymousreply 29204/15/2013

[quote]Can you imagine going to run a marathon and coming home with no legs?

Oh, man. You are terrible. But made me laugh.

by Anonymousreply 29304/15/2013

R258, thank you for the update. As long as the huge manatee is well, the terrorists have not won.

by Anonymousreply 29404/15/2013

Boston police are guarding a “possible suspect” who had been wounded in the blasts, federal officials tell NBC News.

by Anonymousreply 29504/15/2013

Uh, no, R267. Most people don't blame every riightwinger for it, particularly when they're white males. White men are not targeted and beaten up following an attack.

There have been countless mass shootings by white men, did other white men fear repercussion for it?

by Anonymousreply 29604/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 29704/15/2013

R282 is a fucking moron. Wow. No real reading comprehension either. Talk about unhinged.

by Anonymousreply 29904/15/2013

America is such a violent place.

by Anonymousreply 30004/15/2013

Numerous amputations were performed, some in the street.

by Anonymousreply 30104/15/2013

Mayor said no one is in custody, R295

by Anonymousreply 30204/15/2013

R283 stupid fuck

by Anonymousreply 30304/15/2013

no use fighting over who the suspect might be -we just don't know yet

by Anonymousreply 30404/15/2013

[quote]So if it's a rightwinger who did this, rightwingers will claim they don't represent all rightwingers or that he was an Obama plant. If it's a Muslim, the rightwingers will blame every Muslim for it.

Yep. The right wingers still claim that it was the ruling party's fault for 22nd July here in Norway, and that the right wing parties are not to blame, even though the monster was a right wing extremist. He even was a member of a right wing party for a long time. This party perpetuate those hateful attitudes in society every effing day, but when one of their own kills dozens of children, they of course can't be to blame. No, because it of course was the Labour Party's fault. They actually had the fucking nerve to say that Labour played the "victim" card after the bombing/shootings, they took NONE of the blame for what happened, none what so ever, NONE. At least Labour took the high way out, they said "it was an attack of democracy, this guy wasn't part of any political party, he was outside of the democracy", but come on.. we all know that isn't true. He was a confirmed member of the racist/homophobic right wing party in Norway for many years. Yet they got away with everything, nothing has changed. They're still racist assholes. And yes, most people here still blame the Labour Party for what happened that day, and of course the right wing assholes got away without a scratch, fuck, the right wingers have a huge majority right now. It's sickening.

by Anonymousreply 30604/15/2013

r300, where are you from?

by Anonymousreply 30704/15/2013

[quote]Numerous amputations were performed, some in the street.

I find that hard to believe.

by Anonymousreply 30804/15/2013

More importantly, why are there no hot "analysts" being interviewed when these things happen?

by Anonymousreply 30904/15/2013

Anyone else notice Chuck Todd has no neck? He looks like a thumb with hair

by Anonymousreply 31104/15/2013

We're on our way!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 31304/15/2013

The NY Post is saying 12 dead but all the Boston and National news are still saying 2 dead.

by Anonymousreply 31404/15/2013

OBAMA!!!! ON the air... not below in the bunker as reported earlier.

by Anonymousreply 31504/15/2013

I can't imagine any Teabagger putting his Cheetos down long enough to orchestrate something like this.

by Anonymousreply 31604/15/2013

[quote]Countdown now to the insultingly absurd and offensive, "Islam is a religion of peace." It is not now and never was.

Ditto Christianity. No matter how much they preach it, history shows exactly the opposite.

by Anonymousreply 31704/15/2013

What the heck happened??? Will someone PLEASE give details???

by Anonymousreply 31804/15/2013

The President is on.

by Anonymousreply 31904/15/2013

I am crying as I type this.

by Anonymousreply 32004/15/2013

Obama & Michelle are saying a prayer. Thank Goodness!

by Anonymousreply 32104/15/2013

"gravely" injured = pretty much dead. sadly.

by Anonymousreply 32204/15/2013

[quote]Numerous amputations were performed, some in the street.

Are you serious? OMG, this is like another 9/11!

by Anonymousreply 32404/15/2013

Domestic terrorist...probably White Supremacist.

by Anonymousreply 32504/15/2013

I still have anxiety from 9/11 - hoping this is just a crazy one off fundie and not the start of a whole chain of events.

by Anonymousreply 32704/15/2013

Right R323, he should be reading "My Pet Goat".

by Anonymousreply 32804/15/2013

Good God, the Facebook posts are too much already.

Example A (from an NY friend's wall): "Boston friends, my heart goes out to you. If you ever need to talk to someone else who's been through this and had time to process it, please feel free to contact me"

by Anonymousreply 32904/15/2013

Radio report says Boston cops have video of a man planting the bombs.

by Anonymousreply 33004/15/2013

right now on MSNBC Al Sharpton

eyewitness...runner......says he saw many bodies and sheared limbs

by Anonymousreply 33204/15/2013

Before you know it,it will be blamed on North Korea,and then...

by Anonymousreply 33304/15/2013

Must have dressed as a garbage collector to get away with planting multiple packs.

by Anonymousreply 33404/15/2013

CNN saying the device is crude and their analyst said that it sounds like amateurs

On Fox they're talking the device has ball bearings so it's an ied like those used by Middle Eastern terrorists.

NYPOST--Guarding suspect in hospital and he's a Saudi National

Boston Mayor Press conference---There are no arrests or suspects, just questioning

Which of these statements are true?

by Anonymousreply 33504/15/2013

This sounds like a terrorist attack, because of the day and timing. This is really freaking me out!

by Anonymousreply 33604/15/2013

HOLY CRAP!! Turn on CNN right now!

by Anonymousreply 33804/15/2013

Anne Coulter has said that the families of those killed and injured had better keep their mouths shut.

by Anonymousreply 33904/15/2013

If the JFK device was related, then have to be more than one person.

by Anonymousreply 34004/15/2013

[quote]you are either a magical thinker or, indeed, a hypocrite. Your thoughts have no more power than prayer. Tweeting "my thoughts are with..." is equivalent to "I will pray for..."

You STILL don't get it, do you? Saying "my thoughts are with the victims" is a way of empathize with what happened, WITHOUT bringing religion into the picture. Why would I say "pray for" when I'm not a Christian? There's no need to bring religion into the picture, and no.. "my thoughts are with", just mean you think about the victims, you don't pray to a non-existant God to undo what happened, or ask for a miracle, there's a difference. Hell, I can sort of understand why Christians would write that, because it's their coping mechanism. It's the non-Christians who write "pray for" that I don't understand, and yes, those people are hypocrites.

by Anonymousreply 34104/15/2013

I'm so sickened by this....

by Anonymousreply 34204/15/2013

According to Italian national TV`s teletext,there are 12 victims and everyone else,from CNN onwards claims there were two...a spelling error on behalf of Italians or it`s really that crazy?

by Anonymousreply 34304/15/2013

I'd tend to think that the Rupert Murdoch-owned Post might be running with some wild guesses.

by Anonymousreply 34404/15/2013

who cares r329 let people say what they want

by Anonymousreply 34504/15/2013

The post should be held suspect.

by Anonymousreply 34704/15/2013

There are at least 10 people in critical condition. And that's just at the hospitals. We didn't have a count from the medical tent (which is where the early amputations probably happened).

by Anonymousreply 34804/15/2013

woah ...i thought its primetime...

anyways, thats the problem with too many sources in the net age... so many garbage.

by Anonymousreply 34904/15/2013

"Blast assisted" times will not count, I'll wager.

by Anonymousreply 35004/15/2013

You wrong, R346. You know you wrong.

by Anonymousreply 35104/15/2013

I am looking at an empty street on CNN, R338.

by Anonymousreply 35204/15/2013

You know what Westboro Baptist Church`s reaction to this will be.

by Anonymousreply 35304/15/2013

Again, there are 2 confirmed dead, but some more on their way... thus the 12 number may be accurate....

by Anonymousreply 35404/15/2013

"I'm crying so hard right now that I can barely breathe."

by Anonymousreply 35504/15/2013

Thank you for sharing, R342. We were all so concerned you were indifferent about it that we were going to march to your shack and burn it down with you in it.

Please keep us informed. Let us know especially if you are outraged or find the whole thing wounding.

by Anonymousreply 35604/15/2013

How long will it be before 04/15 becomes a symbol, as has 09/11?

by Anonymousreply 35704/15/2013

I'm getting tired of hearing people recount what happened. We get it. There was a loud, "BOOM!" followed by smoke and people running.

by Anonymousreply 35804/15/2013

@WBCSays BREAKING: Westboro Baptist Church to picket funerals of those dead by Boston Bombs! GOD SENT THE BOMBS IN FURY OVER FAG MARRIAGE! #PraiseGod

by Anonymousreply 35904/15/2013

New Kids on the Block member Joey finished the marathon minutes before the explosion. He is unhurt.

by Anonymousreply 36004/15/2013

It's Tax Day, in Boston, at a race where the Newtown CT families who have become a flashpoint in the fight for stricter gun regulation seem to have been specifically targeted.

This is kindergarten math. Taxes + Boston Tea Party + homemade device + Newtown = "my guns and my taxes." This is textbook domestic terrorism.

Now watch the Tea Party duck and cover and blame EVERYONE FUCKING ELSE. AGAIN. Just like in December.

Obama has begun doing what he can since Newtown, but clearly we should throw these fuckers in jail for hate speech tonight and all week long the minute they begin spinning and pointing fingers at everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 36104/15/2013

Don't forget that today is TAX DAY!

by Anonymousreply 36204/15/2013

r346, you ass, why'd you make me laugh?

by Anonymousreply 36304/15/2013

Too bad, but the Red Sox still suck.

by Anonymousreply 36404/15/2013

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is going to Boston to deliver updates as well

by Anonymousreply 36504/15/2013

why is the time stamp for posts reading 9pm and later? It's only 6:30pm here on the East coast.

by Anonymousreply 36604/15/2013

Uh-oh--CNN is reporting one of those killed is an eight-year-old child. Look for Anderson to go into full grief-porn mode, shining lights and sticking a microphone in the parents' faces, asking the tired-old "What do you want people to know about _____?"

by Anonymousreply 36704/15/2013

Shut-up, r356. The person was expressing his thoughts, you don't have to be obnoxious about it.

by Anonymousreply 36804/15/2013

If there had been good guys with bombs there, this wouldn't have happened.

by Anonymousreply 36904/15/2013

[quote]Uh-oh--CNN is reporting one of those killed is an eight-year-old child. Look for Anderson to go into full grief-porn mode, shining lights and sticking a microphone in the parents' faces, asking the tired-old "What do you want people to know about _____?"

Not if I get there first, he won't.

by Anonymousreply 37004/15/2013

NRA plant to distract from gun legislation. Wouldn't put anything past them.

by Anonymousreply 37104/15/2013

[quote]I plan to post far and wide that the Gay Site concluded this bombing was the responsibility of conservatives/TeaPartiers/right wingers within 14 minutes.

Go right ahead, R51 - and it only took 3 minutes before the commenters at concluded that it was the responsibility of Islamic terrorists.


by Anonymousreply 37204/15/2013

I would think this is domestic terrorism. Sounds like a crudely made home made bomb. i wouldnt be surprised if its another crazy kid like the one in Sandy Hook.

by Anonymousreply 37304/15/2013

Already has a wiki page:

by Anonymousreply 37404/15/2013

BPD claims they have bomb sniffing dogs working the marathon.

Were Fluffy and Fido derelict in their duty today?

by Anonymousreply 37504/15/2013

Whats going on with Drudgereport- no updates at alk?


by Anonymousreply 37604/15/2013

The dogs who missed the bombs should be sent to the POUND. TO THE POUND!

by Anonymousreply 37704/15/2013

[quote]Again, there are 2 confirmed dead, but some more on their way


The Reaper.

by Anonymousreply 37804/15/2013

How does one make a crude bomb that can be detonated via cell phone? Sounds pretty fancy if you ask me.

by Anonymousreply 37904/15/2013

[quote]Now watch the Tea Party duck and cover and blame EVERYONE FUCKING ELSE. AGAIN. Just like in December.

Again, this is EXACTLY what happened here in Norway. The right wingers take NO blame what so ever for what happened, if anything they blamed the ruling party for their reckless immigration policy. They were left without a scratch. The Labour Party on the other hand got all of the blame, and the low point was when the right wing assholes claimed that Labour played the victim card, despite the fact that the right wingers conveniently left out the fact that this was done by a right wing extremist. He had actual ties to a right wing party. Not a word about that, they're completely without blame. Yep, they just spew their racist and homophobic hate every day (kinda like the tea party) and when something happens, by the hands of one of their own, they're completely blameless. It's fucking disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 38004/15/2013

Fuck off, R323.

by Anonymousreply 38104/15/2013

Why all this Anderson talk? This thread isn't about him. And furthermore, Anderson is generally very sensitive and careful with his reporting in situations like this.

by Anonymousreply 38204/15/2013

[quote]If the JFK device was related, then have to be more than one person.


by Anonymousreply 38404/15/2013

[R353] Reaction? Shit they'll BE there as soon as they get the bus running.

by Anonymousreply 38504/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 38704/15/2013

April 15th is also the anniversary of the US beginning air strikes on Libya (in 1986), killing Gaddafi's daughter.

by Anonymousreply 38804/15/2013

Hopefully this will get Dr. Drew to do a show on something OTHER than Jodie fucking Arias tonight.

by Anonymousreply 38904/15/2013

A child was among the killed.

by Anonymousreply 39004/15/2013

They are saying possible domestic terrorism? What do you want to bet it is some rightwing teaparty, anti-abortion, gun nut individual or small group?

by Anonymousreply 39104/15/2013

But R380, the Norway shooter is clearly a psycho closet case, with his David Beckham obsession and whatnot. Can the right wing admit that?

by Anonymousreply 39204/15/2013

[quote]Countdown now to the insultingly absurd and offensive, "Islam is a religion of peace." It is not now and never was.

Neither is Judaism.

The New Tesrament is the only book of peace, and Christians choose to ignore it.

by Anonymousreply 39304/15/2013

[quote]HOLY CRAP!! Turn on CNN right now!

Yes, Anderson's hair looks like crap.

by Anonymousreply 39404/15/2013

The NRA would do anything, they have no morals.

Out Industrial Military Complex would do make sure they are funded. Killing three thousand innocent people, meant nothing to them.

by Anonymousreply 39504/15/2013

Wolf Blitzer has got the be the dullest newscaster on TV ever.

by Anonymousreply 39604/15/2013

[quote]Whats going on with Drudgereport- no updates at alk?

Back to Free Republic, Freeperina!

by Anonymousreply 39704/15/2013

r388, get a life.

by Anonymousreply 39804/15/2013

Wouldn't surprise me R391, there was supposed to be some gun legislation or discussions this week and the right wingers are probably up in arms about immigration and that Gosnell abortion case. The crazies are getting crazier.

by Anonymousreply 39904/15/2013

I'm just glad this wasn't the dirty bomb that we hear so much about. I am in now way diminishing the tragedy, but it reminds me that with all the plutonium sitting around in the former USSR, that could be a future scenario.

Admittedly an uninformed question: Would we KNOW at this point if one of the bombs did contain dirty material??

by Anonymousreply 40004/15/2013

He broke the balloon boy story, though, R396

by Anonymousreply 40104/15/2013

Exactly R380.

by Anonymousreply 40204/15/2013

R398, I didn't post that to bash the US but as a possible reason the date was chosen.

by Anonymousreply 40304/15/2013

@cbsnews: JUST IN: individual is in custody after Boston blast, a Saudi national. Reported cooperative/denies involvement.

by Anonymousreply 40404/15/2013

David Pakman Show ‏@davidpakmanshow now

RT @cbsnews: JUST IN: individual is in custody after Boston blast, a Saudi national. Reported cooperative/denies involvement.

by Anonymousreply 40504/15/2013

C'mon, R403, that was a pretty stupid attempt to connect Libya.

by Anonymousreply 40604/15/2013

Reminds me of Oklahoma, r404

by Anonymousreply 40704/15/2013

I hope they didn't just grab the first brown-skinned person in the vicinity.

by Anonymousreply 40804/15/2013

R390, were any puppies injured?

Defrau the thread, please.

by Anonymousreply 40904/15/2013

The BEST explosion video so far.

...with excellent sound.

by Anonymousreply 41004/15/2013

OMG! You can see body parts flying in that video!

by Anonymousreply 41104/15/2013

It was the fucking Boston marathon, so of course there were people from all over the world. I'd hate to be a brown person who went to watch.

by Anonymousreply 41204/15/2013

Wow. There are actually people blaming Obama.

This country is full of right fools.

by Anonymousreply 41304/15/2013

C'mon, electronic media, you're showing the catastrophe-porn videos only once every 30 seconds! How am I supposed to have my orgasm at that rate?

by Anonymousreply 41404/15/2013

R406, not implicating Libya, just pointing out that the date may hold significance to people inclined to attack the US.

by Anonymousreply 41504/15/2013

[quote]But [R380], the Norway shooter is clearly a psycho closet case, with his David Beckham obsession and whatnot. Can the right wing admit that?

What do you think? No, they can't admit that. They can't even take some of the blame for what happened, since everything is the left's fault, even though he was a right wing extremist and one of their own. They still found a way to blame the left, and most Norwegians are onboard with it, everyone keeps blaming the left, and nobody talks about the ties he had to a certain right wing party. That was off the table, but it wasn't off the table to say that The Labour Party played the victim card. THAT was supposedly ok! That said, there was a discussion going on at a gay website, during that time. And yes, we did talk about the fact that he might have been a closet case.

by Anonymousreply 41704/15/2013

So the NY Post was right hours ago, as I said they would be, and the r160 troll is going to hang himself over the news that it wasn't a Tea Partier that did it.

by Anonymousreply 41804/15/2013

Bush had warnings and knowledge, chose to ignore.

by Anonymousreply 41904/15/2013

Why are you surprised, R413?

Imagine if 3400 died in this country on Obama's watch, like it did under a REPUBLICAN.

The rightwing needs to be punched repeatedly. Fuck every last one of them for being FULL OF SHIT. Hypocritical scum.

And I don't even like Obama!

by Anonymousreply 42104/15/2013

You're too dumb to live, R416.

by Anonymousreply 42204/15/2013

Hotels will be booked solid..... can't leave so the restaurants and room service will be swamped.

by Anonymousreply 42304/15/2013

R416? When 9/11 happened, NO ONE BLAMED BUSH. He got his fucking war out of it.

by Anonymousreply 42404/15/2013

[quote]So the NY Post was right hours ago, as I said they would be, and the [R160] troll is going to hang himself over the news that it wasn't a Tea Partier that did it.

Excuse me, who confirmed that the NY Post was right? The voices in your head don't count.

by Anonymousreply 42504/15/2013

[quote]OMG! You can see body parts flying in that video!

No you can't, Mary!

by Anonymousreply 42604/15/2013

I wonder if North Korea was involved.

by Anonymousreply 42704/15/2013

I bet if the FBI narrows their search down to all the people who were rejected from Harvard and had to attend Brown, they'll find their culprit!

by Anonymousreply 42804/15/2013

R418, they have a suspect in custody, but that doesn't have to mean that he did it. It's called SUSPECT for a reason. I mean, sure, he might be the one who did it, or not. I'm not going to comment on who did it until it's confirmed. And this arguing over who did is pointless until anything is confirmed.

by Anonymousreply 42904/15/2013

Countdown until Justin Bieber asking if those who died were Beliebers.

by Anonymousreply 43004/15/2013

Two dead and are kids. One 8 and 17 years old.

by Anonymousreply 43204/15/2013

Wouldn't an Islamic terrorist be eager to take the credit rather than protesting his innocence? And generally they're willing to die for the cause.

by Anonymousreply 43304/15/2013

Human ticker tape!

by Anonymousreply 43404/15/2013

What do you think the TSA will do? Didn't they give the green light to pocket knives?

by Anonymousreply 43504/15/2013

This is really bad. More than 100 injured or in critical condition.

by Anonymousreply 43604/15/2013

[quote] Am I the only one who isn't freaked out about this? I care and am interested, but I'm not afraid

Same here. And i'm not about to sit like a slack-jawed idiot in front of a television watching moronic "news" anchors yak on and on for hours. I hate grief porn.

PBS News Hour was calm, cool, collected and gave only facts. And thy didn't make the whole newscast about it.

People know very little at this point and shouldn't be opining or doing prolonged grief-fucking in front of a camera.

by Anonymousreply 43704/15/2013

Oh for fuck sake, STFU. Be more concerned with the guns everywhere, not knives, ya dimwit.

by Anonymousreply 43904/15/2013

It was Richard Jewel!

by Anonymousreply 44004/15/2013

I had to turn it off...if I watch too much of anything, I end up having dreams about it at night. Don't want that.

by Anonymousreply 44104/15/2013

No, R438, what we need is for every rightwing moron to take their gun, put them into their mouths and pull the trigger.


by Anonymousreply 44204/15/2013

"Well if 9/11 was Bush's fault, then this is Obama's fault."

Uh--Obama didn't get a memo a few weeks ago warning of a potential domestic attack in the northeast in mid April.

by Anonymousreply 44304/15/2013

When the IRA had a bombing campaign in Britain, the media and people didn't get hysterical or wallow in grief porn. They briefly reported where the bomb went off, whether people were killed or not, and the city of London immediately leaned up the site and called in contractors to make repairs ASAP. areas that were bombed were not closed off from the public, as it was felt that altering people's daily commutes would be bad for public morale.

Of course, in America, we hysterically try to wring every bit of attention from it that we can.

by Anonymousreply 44504/15/2013

It is hugely suspicious a Saudi national would be at the marathon. Those folk are the biggest couch potatoes in the world.

by Anonymousreply 44604/15/2013

[quote] The Saudis were behind 9/11.

PNAC was behind 9/11

by Anonymousreply 44704/15/2013

NEWS ALERT!!!! Country is now on HIGH ALERT!

by Anonymousreply 44804/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 44904/15/2013

It seems odd that we do not yet have the iconic image of this attack that captures and symbolizes both the heartbreaking horror and heroism of the moment. Why is that? A Pulitzer Prize awaits the lucky photographer.

by Anonymousreply 45004/15/2013

R444, trust me, you're the dumbass.

You're hearing about someone in custody now and then you won't hear a thing when the truth comes out. In the mean time, some innocent person will be dragged through the mud by NY Post-esque morons like you.

by Anonymousreply 45104/15/2013

Nice try, r445, but that isn't true, and now we have social. Don't forget that this marathon was attended by people from all countries. 9/11 was also a big deal because of that factor. The London bus bombings had people in hysterics. After 9/11, Americans have every right to be on edge.

by Anonymousreply 45204/15/2013


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by Anonymousreply 45404/15/2013

Meh, I'm done with this. Watching Seinfeld.

by Anonymousreply 45504/15/2013

Next week on GLEE....

by Anonymousreply 45604/15/2013

You don't mess with Boston.

by Anonymousreply 45704/15/2013

Should be so hard to get Homeland Security's New $3.9 Billion Headquarters now.

[quote]President Barack Obama is trying to solve big problems in his proposed 2014 budget. His efforts to curtail entitlement spending have gotten most of the headlines. But he also seems determined to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new headquarters, the largest federal construction project since the Pentagon rose in the 1940s. The cost: $3.9 billion.

by Anonymousreply 45804/15/2013

This was planned, no doubt about it.

by Anonymousreply 45904/15/2013

[quote]This was planned, no doubt about it.

Really, Einstein??

by Anonymousreply 46004/15/2013

[quote]When the IRA had a bombing campaign in Britain, the media and people didn't get hysterical or wallow in grief porn. They briefly reported where the bomb went off, whether people were killed or not, and the city of London immediately leaned up the site and called in contractors to make repairs ASAP. areas that were bombed were not closed off from the public, as it was felt that altering people's daily commutes would be bad for public morale.

R445 puts the Wisdom in W&W. I'm so fucking tired of the inevitable grief porn marathon that occurs whenever stupid shit like this happens. Yeah, it should get extensive coverage in Boston and lead status on the cable news shows; however, this shit has gotten beyond stale.

Oh well. It's better the media covers the Boston Hurribombingado rather than Marco Rubio's Sunday Morning talkshow marathon.

by Anonymousreply 46104/15/2013

The point to all the grief porn is, obviously, to stop watching all news, and television in general.

by Anonymousreply 46204/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 46304/15/2013

R463, is that Vin Diesel?

by Anonymousreply 46404/15/2013

Bomb was under the bleachers

by Anonymousreply 46504/15/2013

Why are the posting times after 11:00 p.m.? It's only 7:54 in the East.

by Anonymousreply 46604/15/2013

Damn! Vin Diesel really let himself go.

by Anonymousreply 46704/15/2013

Get a fucking grip, r452. This goes on every day in Iraq.

by Anonymousreply 46804/15/2013

[quote]Why are the posting times after 11:00 p.m.? It's only 7:54 in the East.

Homeland Security has put the East Coast on Mountain Time for the next six hours.

by Anonymousreply 46904/15/2013

Thread's title sounds like a Byrds song.

by Anonymousreply 47004/16/2013

The Post is starting to become more specific about the suspect in the hospital. Saudi, 20 years old, brought in with extensive burns.

by Anonymousreply 47104/16/2013

[quote] This was planned, no doubt about it.

It could have been an innocent, spontaneous gathering of explosives in one place and a coincidental atmospheric condition conducive to detonation.

Let's not jump the gun.

by Anonymousreply 47204/16/2013

Dick Cheney has been moved to an undisclosed location.

by Anonymousreply 47304/16/2013

I sympathize with all who lost loved ones or who were hurt in the bombings but one of my local news channels, in a city that is not Boston, felt the need to do another half hour special on this after covering the story all afternoon and the national news show expanded to an hour. This is why we become desensitized to violence.

by Anonymousreply 47404/16/2013

Whomever did this did not do their homework. The nature of a marathon means there were lots of medical personnel there and ready to act. I am willing to bet there would be way more fatalities had there not been people who knew exactly what to do to control bleeding/shock/etc.

by Anonymousreply 47504/16/2013

r461, you sad little man, this is not "stupid shit," as you so eloquently put it. People, including a child, are dead. This hurts INTERNATIONALLY; marathons as acclaimed as Boston's are not isolated events for those in the NE. To diminish this is jarringly uncouth.

by Anonymousreply 47604/16/2013

I suspect that is exactly the intention, R474.

by Anonymousreply 47704/16/2013

You're assuming they wanted a maximum kill R475. I'm suspecting otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 47804/16/2013

Wow! I can't believe the 'Breaking' troll didn't announce this! He acts like no one sees any news until he announces it on DataLounge. Asshat.

by Anonymousreply 47904/16/2013

Person on MSNBC said perp may be "sociopath or cognitively disabled" so that sounds like another hint it's the Tea Party.

by Anonymousreply 48004/16/2013

I hope he doesn't get the new Homeland HQ. It's us they want protection from, not terrorists.

by Anonymousreply 48104/16/2013

They've brought the bombs here... Now we're like Iraq and Isreal. I am avoiding Times Square like the plague.

by Anonymousreply 48204/16/2013

FBI profiler said bomber is probably "angry."

by Anonymousreply 48304/16/2013


On the day that 3 Americans had been killed in Afghanistan, Mika Brzezinski of "Morning Joe" led the discussion with a 15 minute diatribe on sugary beverages.

Recently, a woman in Washington DC was getting on the bus when a psycho boyfriend shot at her and killed her 1 year old baby.

Today an off-duty NYPD officer killed her boyfriend and their 1 year old son.

The fact of the matter is, this Boston Marathon bombing will receive days of coverage despite the fact that only 2 people died. It is STUPID SHIT because tragedies like this have occurred in the past, and they'll occur in the future. The media's rush to create heroes and villains has become tiresome.

by Anonymousreply 48404/16/2013

[quote]one of my local news channels, in a city that is not Boston, felt the need to do another half hour special on this after covering the story all afternoon and the national news show expanded to an hour.

You should get a TV with a remote unit. That way you could turn the TV off and wouldn't be foreced to listen.

by Anonymousreply 48504/16/2013

How well does "FBI profiler" pay because I'd like to be one if stating the obvious is a job requirement?

by Anonymousreply 48604/16/2013

CNN had a security expert who said the bomber probably used bombs to create the 3 explosions. He also said that it's likely the people who died did so because they were seriously injured. His analysis was riveting!!!

by Anonymousreply 48704/16/2013

Seriously, R190? Why am I not surprised?

And yet, all broadcast and cable networks made it a special point NOT to show footage/replays of a college basketball player's leg bones snap in two during the NCAA Final Four game. Lord, how they patted themselves on the back for protecting our collective sensibilities!

But bombs exploding, bodies maimed *during another sporting event*? Yup, let's put that 'un in heavy rotation!

by Anonymousreply 48804/16/2013

I accidentally clicked on the picture of a young guy with his leg blown off. I can't imagine the trauma of seeing that happen in person. Especially at a "happy" event.

by Anonymousreply 48904/16/2013

Is swf having a breakdown and the thoughtless critic the same person?

by Anonymousreply 49004/16/2013

We droned an Afghan wedding today!

by Anonymousreply 49104/16/2013

Why do drills always take place simultaneously when events like this happen? I find that beyond coincidence.

by Anonymousreply 49204/16/2013

We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that Kim Kardashian has tweeted on this latest national tragedy...

Kim Kardashial an‏@KimKardashian4h

My heart is breaking for everyone effected or injured in the explosion at the Boston Marathon. God bless you all! My prayers are with you!

by Anonymousreply 49304/16/2013

[quote] How well does "FBI profiler" pay because I'd like to be one if stating the obvious is a job requirement?

It was a joke. Malcolm Gladwell did an exposé on the ridiculous vagueness of profilers and how -- when they actually said something specific -- they were often wrong.

FBI profiler: "the perpetrator s probably a loner... Angry.. Has difficulty in personal relationships

by Anonymousreply 49404/16/2013

I think Muslim bombers usually call in afterwards to say they did it. But since there has been no known caller, this is a domestic event.

by Anonymousreply 49504/16/2013

FWIW, Chris Matthews was giving off all sorts of "read between the lines" statements to the effect that it would be unwise to hang this on Islamic Terrorists at this juncture. He made some strong statements about idealogues who as he put it: "they're not Conservatives or Democrats, they are unhinged and they view burning down clinics or bombing the Olympics or a Federal building is the best way to be heard."

Now, Chris Hayes has finally brought up a point which has had me scratching my head. From what we know, this kind of pipe bomb, loaded with shrapnel, is rather unsophisticated when compared to the IED's used in theaters of war. Anyone can put together a pipe bomb in their garage. Why would a faction such as Al Qaida waste such an opportunity to kill 100 with a technical device rather than 2 with a pipe bomb? Bob Dan from Tallahassee would, perhaps. Now, and this is not rumor, it is being reported on all networks that they authorities are searching for a Penske truck which attempted to enter the secured race area today. That sounds scarily like OKC.

My mind is open 100% to either scenario, but I just felt guilty after laughing at those pointing fingers at the "Tea Party" morons earlier.

by Anonymousreply 49604/16/2013

R493 did she really write "effected"?

by Anonymousreply 49704/16/2013

[R490] For God's sake NO!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 49804/16/2013

As awful as this was, if this tragedy would put an end to all city wide marathons that screw up traffic, I would not be sad. Why can't marathons be held in large parks or in the country?

by Anonymousreply 49904/16/2013

Yes! R497

by Anonymousreply 50004/16/2013

[R97] She also said recently that she doesn't hate all papparazo, just those with "malice content".

Confusing effect with affect is small potatoes for that bubble brain with child.

by Anonymousreply 50204/16/2013

R496, I also read there were five unexploded devices found. Again, doesn't sound much like AQ.

by Anonymousreply 50304/16/2013

We'll be fed the "war on terror" line but it was probably some high school dropouts with basic bomb making knowledge.

by Anonymousreply 50404/16/2013

"Moments like this don't show our weakness; they show our strength."

by Anonymousreply 50504/16/2013

I apologize. I inadvertently addressed a post to [R97] when it should have been [R497].

by Anonymousreply 50604/16/2013

They are reporting that there are now three dead.

by Anonymousreply 50704/16/2013

OK, I'm turning on the 2 hour season finale of Dallas. Time to escape this shit for a while.

by Anonymousreply 50804/16/2013

such major assholes posting in this thread. wow.

by Anonymousreply 50904/16/2013

Me just know something suspiskis am going on here!!!! Yes um.

by Anonymousreply 51004/16/2013

YAY! Rachel's on. Now we can listen to a voice of reason who will not sensationalize the event.

by Anonymousreply 51104/16/2013

Watching the briefing just now...was there really some wingnut there asking if they thought this was a government plan to take our guns away? Did I hear that right?

by Anonymousreply 51204/16/2013

Since when was an 8 year old confirmed dead?

by Anonymousreply 51304/16/2013

More people die in traffic accidents every day. Stories like these get coverage because they advance the current media story of "the war on terror".

by Anonymousreply 51404/16/2013

So, no suspect in custody but they are interested in a dark skinned man who was trying to get into the restricted area, carrying a black knapsack.

by Anonymousreply 51504/16/2013

The 8 year old was confirmed dead nearly 2 hours ago.

by Anonymousreply 51604/16/2013

More children have been killed by guns in the last two weeks.

by Anonymousreply 51704/16/2013

%0 people died in Iraq today as well.

by Anonymousreply 51804/16/2013

It's strange that there's nobody taking credit. Are they certain it wasn't a natural gas explosion? I'd really rather believe this wasn't a terror attack.

by Anonymousreply 51904/16/2013

R514, apples and oranges. This isn't an accident, it's an attack and hundred people have been confirmed as injured---many critical and with lost limbs. It was at a major, publicized annual event where thousands of people attend from all over the world.

It deserves coverage. I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to know who is behind this.

by Anonymousreply 52004/16/2013

R513, this NBC report mentions the child's death.

by Anonymousreply 52104/16/2013

r512 Yes, he started spouting the Alex Jones-"false flag" horse shit, saying this was orchestrated by the government "to take away our civil liberties", and was told this wasn't the case. I guess he was counting on being ejected from the press conference so he could make some kind of scene. When that didn't happen, he started in with the conspiracy theories again. The other reporters started talking over him and the officials ignored him. Epic fail on his part.

by Anonymousreply 52204/16/2013

It is odd, R519. It reeks of weird loner, rather than organized terrorist group. But they found remnants of the bombs so it's not a gas explosion.

by Anonymousreply 52304/16/2013

I hope foreigners see these images on television and stop moving here out of fear.

by Anonymousreply 52404/16/2013

[quote]Uh--Obama didn't get a memo a few weeks ago warning of a potential domestic attack in the northeast in mid April.

Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 52504/16/2013

3rd death confirmed.

by Anonymousreply 52604/16/2013

Yay Maddow, more entertainment branded as news! God bless America, where we can find a corporate television "news" that panders to our personal viewpoints!

by Anonymousreply 52704/16/2013

This seems kind of "light" for Al-Qaeda or other Islamists, given what they did in Madrid and London.

One American psycho seems more likely.

by Anonymousreply 52804/16/2013

[quote] %0 people died in Iraq today as well.

Allow me to correct this.

46 people died and 300 were injured in Iraq today in 12 bombings.

by Anonymousreply 52904/16/2013

When broadcasting footage of the bombings, why do the news channels need to fill up half of the screen with huge fucking graphics?

by Anonymousreply 53004/16/2013

Someone I know with whom I'm Facebook friends just posted this:

[quote]I'm so tired of hearing of all these incidents. Our society has brought this upon us. Only gonna stop when we become like the old US. To all those who were involved I'm praying for your recovery and I'm extremely thankful that my Fam who was around Boston today is home and safe!!!!

I have no idea what it means, but several people Liked it. "Become like the old US"? Anyone care to break it down for me?

by Anonymousreply 53104/16/2013

[quote] It deserves coverage

It deserves coverage when there is new information. But for hours and hours,the same not-new information will be recycled, interspersed with eyewitness reports that there was a loud noise, screaming, smoke, amputated limbs and a lot of blood.

by Anonymousreply 53204/16/2013

Old US: Straight white males in charge, women and people of color "knowing their place" and no furriners, especially the darker ones.

by Anonymousreply 53304/16/2013

Is there any hope this will end the sequestration? If the Dept of Health and Human Services hadn't had it's research funding cut this would never have happened!

by Anonymousreply 53504/16/2013

[quote]More people die in traffic accidents every day. Stories like these get coverage because they advance the current media story of "the war on terror".

You're an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 53604/16/2013

has very graphic pics. I'm starting to believe that more than 3 were killed.


(I can hear the zippers working already...)

by Anonymousreply 53704/16/2013

[quote]Anyone care to break it down for me?

Your friend and those who "liked" his comment seem nostalgic for the good old fashioned political assassinations, mass-murders, shootings, and bombings of years past.

Perhaps killing was more quaint back then when there wasn't 24/hour instant news.

by Anonymousreply 53804/16/2013

[]I have no idea what it means, but several people Liked it. "Become like the old US"? Anyone care to break it down for me?

Translation: Things were so much better when only "those people" suffered terrorist bombings.

by Anonymousreply 53904/16/2013

[quote] "become like the old US"

Well, we had a Mad Bomber in the US in the 1940s and 50s.

by Anonymousreply 54004/16/2013

In the old US, more people were in unions, and CEOs made 3 times the average worker instead of today where they make 500 times the average worker's salary. That must be what they mean.

by Anonymousreply 54104/16/2013

Liveleak page

by Anonymousreply 54204/16/2013

[quote]Really, Einstein??

You know what? I didn't ask for your pompous opinion.

by Anonymousreply 54304/16/2013

Maddow is covering the scene live. She seems visibly upset. This is her home state , no?

by Anonymousreply 54404/16/2013

[R514] I agree that it's apples and oranges.

Terrorism isn't about a body count. It is about scaring a group of people into assuming a defensive pose and restricting their comfort in living their daily lives. Hence, the word terror.

60,000 people die from aspirin overdose annually. 0 people have ever died from weed overdose. You will never hear those numbers compared on the news either.

Having been in the airline industry at the time of 9-11, I can't describe to you the look of frozen terror on the faces of our passengers for the following two years. THAT was the terrorist's plan, and yes victory. Forcing us to change our laissez faire attitude about flying forever was their intent. We are paying the price to this day.

by Anonymousreply 54504/16/2013

R544, yes. I think she lives in Boston (when she's not working)

by Anonymousreply 54604/16/2013

Lance Armstrong did it.

by Anonymousreply 54704/16/2013

Just looked at the Liveleak pics. Horrific.

by Anonymousreply 54804/16/2013

[quote]such major assholes posting in this thread. wow.

Totally agree.

by Anonymousreply 55004/16/2013

R544 and R546 - I think she lives in Western MA. But still.

by Anonymousreply 55104/16/2013

There is a particularly horrific horrific photo of a cute guy with his legs blown off below the knee, being wheeled away from the scene. He is conscious but ashen, holding his leg at the knee.

Medical professionals, is it possible to survive that? He had a tourniquet on. Or is it almost certain that he bled out?

I can't get him out of my mind.

by Anonymousreply 55204/16/2013

Thanks, R533.

by Anonymousreply 55304/16/2013

Let's all download 'Please Come To Boston' to show solidarity with the people there. Can you imagine how much it would mean to them if it became a number one hit. Turn this into an opportunity to do something really positive.

by Anonymousreply 55504/16/2013

R545, since you're so scrupulous about separating those apples and oranges, how about removing the coconut from your silly post and stop saying that 60,000 people die every year from aspirin overdose? The actual number in the USA is in the hundreds, and even when other NSAIDS are added the count is much, much less than your "statistic."

Perhaps that look of frozen terror you were seeing was the natural response of travelers to your hyperbolic personality. You undermine your argument, which isn't so bad otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 55604/16/2013

[quote] Just looked at the Liveleak pics. Horrific.

What a bunch of fucking Marys. One brief glimpse of a man in a wheelchair with leg injuries. The rest is just people running around and repeated videos of smoke.

by Anonymousreply 55704/16/2013

Joey McIntyre Finishes Boston Marathon Minutes Before Explosions!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 55904/16/2013

Looked at the liveleak photos that show some of the victims having their legs blown off. Terrible, just terrible.

My heart goes out to them.

And I will definitely be avoiding crowded public gatherings from now on.

by Anonymousreply 56004/16/2013

[quote]Having been in the airline industry at the time of 9-11, I can't describe to you the look of frozen terror on the faces of our passengers for the following two years. THAT was the terrorist's plan, and yes victory.


by Anonymousreply 56104/16/2013

It's beyond "leg injuries," R557. His fucking legs are blown off. His bones are showing and arteries dangling.

Is that kind of wound survivable? I can't imagine how.

by Anonymousreply 56204/16/2013

r557 obviously has looked at liveleak.

by Anonymousreply 56304/16/2013

[quote] Medical professionals, is it possible to survive that?

Of course it is. Otherwise, you would never seen any double amputee veterans and there are plenty of them. Tammy Duckworth is almost a triple amputee.

Get over yourselves.

by Anonymousreply 56404/16/2013

With leg injuries? It's just a stick with blood and skin hanging off it! Fucking A you troglodyte.

by Anonymousreply 56504/16/2013

I've never said this before, but it needs to be said:

r557 eats old people's excrement.

by Anonymousreply 56604/16/2013

Maddow: Republican candidate for Senate had just crossed the finish line minutes before the blast.

I predict the GOP will definitely not use this tragedy in her campaign. Not at all.

by Anonymousreply 56704/16/2013

R557 what a fucking idiot.

by Anonymousreply 56804/16/2013

And people are already parsing Obama's statement and wondering why he didn't use the word terrorism.

Why is it a bad thing for a leader to be circumspect in his speech?

by Anonymousreply 56904/16/2013

[quote] Terrorism isn't about a body count. It is about scaring a group of people into assuming a defensive pose and restricting their comfort in living their daily lives.

So stop being afraid, you ninnies.

Every man on my block when i sas growing up had been in WWII. They never talked about the horrors they saw. (one was a POW). They came home and got on with life. The most hey did was complain about the military and how ridiculous their superiors were (particularly sergeants who let their position go to their head). Some were in Japan, Germany, France, landed at Normandy, got caught in the Battle of the Bulge, etc. We only knew because their wives mentioned it.

They weren't afraid and they didn't constantly talk about it or relive it. War is hell. They lived through it. Meanwhile, people who were nowhere near WTC or OKC or Boston are whining about how they will have nightmares and how "horrific" seeing a nanosecond of one injured man is.

The "making it all about me" contingent rules the net and the airwaves. We've had a Mad Bomber. We had a bomb at Fraunces's Tavern, a bomb blew up a townhouse in Greenwich village, a bomb went off at laGuardia airport in 1970 killing 11 and injuring more than 60 people. The Unabomber didn't interfere with anyone's daily life unless you happened to get a package from him. Nobody got hysterical or froze with terror in their daily lives over these incidents.

Turn off the 24 hour cable schlockmeisters and stop peeing yourselves. It's not about you.

by Anonymousreply 57104/16/2013

List of locals who have offered a place to stay, a meal, transportation, etc. to out-of-towners.

Boston has some very cool people.

by Anonymousreply 57204/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 57404/16/2013

Oh, shut up. You're tiresome.

by Anonymousreply 57504/16/2013

And R574, you're really bad at math.

by Anonymousreply 57604/16/2013

But Iraq didn't cause 9/11. Ummm...what are you talking about, R573?

Sometimes it's really hard for me to feel sorry for soldiers who went to Iraq and Afghanistan. Sometimes I think they just wanted to use their guns legally and just maybe...our soldiers are just murderers in uniform.

Anyway, I did see one picture and I don't want to see any others. One thing about people who are in good shape, they might not bleed out as fast.

by Anonymousreply 57704/16/2013

It is pathetic how people are posting on other sites "OMG, my sister is working down there" or "My friend said he was going to see the race!" as if it is all about them. We're not talking HIroshima here, I'm sure they're find. Pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 57804/16/2013

R531 is the reason Facebook and its ilk make zero sense to me. If someone is your FB "friend," why the fuck don't you just ASK them to explain their wingnut statement? We don't know the idiot, you do.

by Anonymousreply 57904/16/2013

Don't you think the NRA is responsible? I do, some nutty NRA zealot...trying to get nasty with the people from Newtown.

by Anonymousreply 58004/16/2013

Take your own advice, R575. R573 is right.

by Anonymousreply 58104/16/2013

To poster r485: are you fucking brain dead or just a prick? The point I was making is the local channel, based in another city, chose to interrupt regular programming to do a "special" after reporting on it all afternoon. A "special" that aired AFTER the national news broadcast which was expanded to an hour. In other words, gross over kill. I know I can turn off the television. I deliberately did not watch CNN or MSNBC. The point is, after awhile, the coverage becomes more entertainment than hard news. But I guess they find an audience in people just like you.

by Anonymousreply 58204/16/2013

FB does annoy me during national emergencies/tragedies when everyone posts "there are no words." Because if there are no words, you shouldn't post them.

Or pictures of candles, crying eagles, or a picture of Mr. Rogers.

by Anonymousreply 58304/16/2013

According to CBS News, Lindsay Lohan and Justin Timberlake, along with Joey McIntyre and Ethan Zohn, who ran in the race, send prayers to Boston.

by Anonymousreply 58404/16/2013

R577, I just read your post to my sister, who has a Master's in nursing and Ph.D in healthcare administration. She's still laughing.

by Anonymousreply 58504/16/2013

At least the meat souvenir hunters have a chance with this one. With 9/11 not so much.

by Anonymousreply 58704/16/2013

Actually, the only reason I said that, about not bleeding out as fast, was because of something doctors had said about why that guy who cut off his own arm, didn't bleed to death. Of course I realize these people were shredded but as someone said, all soldiers don't die, simply because they get their limbs blown off.

Laughing is good for people but let's face it, there is a reason why some people bleed to death and some don't.

by Anonymousreply 58904/16/2013

Why not let the guy retire?

by Anonymousreply 59004/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 59104/16/2013

Christine Baranski as Mame!

by Anonymousreply 59204/16/2013

Yes, R577/R589, but it's just irresponsible toto imply marathoners would bleed out more slowly than Wanda, the sedentary office manager. Ambient temperature would have more of an effect, ffs.

You could just as easily claim marathoners just completing a race would bleed out more quickly than Wanda, since the runner's heart is pumping hard to get oxygen through the body.

Running deer bleed out faster when shot than stationary deer. Ask any hunter.

by Anonymousreply 59304/16/2013

"New Kids on the Block member Joey finished the marathon minutes before the explosion. He is unhurt"


by Anonymousreply 59404/16/2013

Actually, I think it was lost footage from the original Bombshell tryouts.

by Anonymousreply 59504/16/2013

[quote]One thing about people who are in good shape, they might not bleed out as fast.

Right. Your heart thumping to beat the band in response to all that exercise won't make you bleed out faster. Not at all. Right.

by Anonymousreply 59604/16/2013

The bomb squad was called to Queens - Roosevelt Ave & 103 St. for a suspicious package. Nothing much out there - it's kind of near the airport and Citi Field but not close enough to be a threat. It's probably nothing.

by Anonymousreply 59704/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 59804/16/2013

Craig Ferguson 'appalled' by the Boston Marathon explosion; 'I'm not a good enough comedian to hide all that'

By Andrea Reiher | April 15, 2013 9:44 PM ET t Craig Ferguson opened his Monday night (April 15) episode of "The Late Late Show" with a heartfelt message about today's tragic explosion at the Boston Marathon finish line.

Hey everybody, good evening. Tonight's show is a little bit different. Obviously, the news of today is so horrendous that it would seem insensitive at best to say 'It's a great day for America,' so I won't be starting the show with that tonight.

Is anyone else sick of this s***? I seem to have to say that too often. People say to me 'Craig, your job is to make people laugh at the end of the day.' And I think, yes, that's true, but I've never professed to be any damn good at that. And, the thing is, people want their mind taken off it. And I think, well OK, if you want your mind taken off it, you know, watch a cartoon or a video or something. I understand it, it's perfectly acceptable. I don't think it's a terrible thing to not want to think about it, but I can't not think about it.

Also, I have a personal connection with the city of Boston. I have some history there. I have family there. When I became an American citizen in 2008, I spoke at Faneuil Hall on July 4, at the invitation of Tommy Menino who is the mayor of Boston, and one of the more colorful characters in American politics ... I've been there for the Fourth of July many times and every cop in Boston looks like I'm his brother. My first stand-up special in America, I shot it in Boston. I like that town. I'm appalled by this thing and when I watch it on these streets that I know, it's horrifying.

If I have all this inside of me, if I have all this rage and anger and distress and upset inside of me, I'm not a good enough comedian to hide all that from you.

by Anonymousreply 59904/16/2013

The videos clearly show that the runners never hit the Pentagon. The finish line was broken by a series of planned explosions. Americans are so naive.

by Anonymousreply 60004/16/2013
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