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Old 04-15-2013, 03:37 PM   #81
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The thing is though, this isn't the rest of the world. We live here, therefore we tend to care more about incidents that happen here. It's personal to us.
And we should also realize that it doesn't matter how often it happens elsewhere. They all got brutally murdered, whether it's here or somewhere in the middle-east. Every one of those people had friends, family, probably children, life-long memories, stories, histories, skills, unique traits - all of those things that we have shouldn't be forgotten in the midst of how often something happens. In addition, every person possessed the most complex and valuable organic organ in the entire known universe: the human brain. People tend to forget these things in the end.

The frequency of an event tends to desensitize peoples' feelings to it. When someone gets killed somewhere, we think, "Oh, that's horrible," but we never remember how valuable any one single person's life is. Think of all of the things in your own life that you have every day. They had that, too.
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Certainly seems like the aftermath of an IED, but I'm going to take any breaking news with a grain of salt.
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here are all the photos. the one with the guy in a wheelchair, his feet were blown off. fvcking sad. god damn cowards whoever did this ****.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2...ombing/100495/

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NY post says suspect in custody with shrapnel wounds.
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Good! I hope they quickly and ruthlessly hunt down the person(s) responsible for this atrocity.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:48 PM   #89
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NY post says suspect in custody with shrapnel wounds.
WAAAAAAAY too fast to catch a person,
Like Lee Harvey Oswald fast...
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I just can't understand why people would do this, RIP to those who lost their lives and prayers to all the familes affected by this.
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WAAAAAAAY too fast to catch a person,
Like Lee Harvey Oswald fast...
The smoke barely dissipated.

Someone to pull something like that off for sure did it from a distance, or had an exit plan AND has done recon to where security cameras are etc.
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Here's a video of the explosion:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22160691
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Really are you serious??? We are America and we don't put up with this ****. Just because it happens in other countries doesn't mean we have to "just learn to deal with it".
I agree with this. We should never accept these type of events, even if it is impossible to prevent every single unbelievable act of violence.

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WAAAAAAAY too fast to catch a person,
Like Lee Harvey Oswald fast...
Are you kidding? Road blocks prob went up the second this happened, any footage of suspect called out over the radio. Without a doubt reasonable. The tin foil hat community....
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JFK library explosion connected they say after the fire.
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Three explosions.

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Authorities have confirmed to The Post that they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

The suspect a Saudi national who suffered shrapnel wounds in today's blast is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital.

A law enforcement source confirmed to The Post that 12 people were killed and nearly 50 were injured in today's blast.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/nationa...9uC2PDGIjYBalO
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ny post saying saudi national in custody. kinda premature, but we'll see. they say 12 dead and reports are only 2

cell phone service is shut down to prevent remote detonations.
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Happened close to my work. My company closed at 3:30pm. Glad I worked from home today. City on lockdown, I had a hunch it was going to be a bad day.

Police is finding more devices. Who know where else those devices are planted.

This is messed up $hit. On the suspect list:

North Korea
Arabs/Muslims
Republicans

I wonder who did it.
It was a small and unsophisticated explosion/device. I would rule out a state sponsor.

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Cell phone systems are most likely just overloaded with people calling.

Besides, they can shut down signals in small areas just fine and cover far more of the spectrum than just shutting down cell phones. They're only one of many many ways to set off a remote control IED
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