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2013-04-15 05:31:03 PM  
Video from finish line of bomb going off -- caution, graphic

Unfarkingreal. Watching that video feels like reliving 9/11 for this native New Yorker... my heart goes out to the victims, families, and first responders...
 
2013-04-15 05:31:58 PM  

VivianVivisect: What ever you do, don't search "#boston" in Instagram ***vomit***


OMG the guy missing most of his lower leg aside from the bone. Holy fark.
 
2013-04-15 05:32:06 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: so is boston GAY YET?


Dude, we're queer as f*ck here...
But that's totally unrelated to the terrorist attack that went on just less than three hours ago.
 
2013-04-15 05:32:13 PM  

DarnoKonrad: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I've blown up enough shiat to recognize an amateur explode-y builder. I'm putting my money on a nut (or a very small group of nuts), probably domestic. The fact that it's tax day seems to be a coincidence rather than a motivation, I'm looking more at large groups of people in a small area.

/Yes I realize I'll look like an ass if I'm wrong
//Joke is on all of you, I'm already an ass

If it was a directed charge with that many people, I'd expect a lot more arms, legs, and heads to go flying -- for hundreds of feet.  I could be completely wrong, of course, but it does look like a couple of overgrown firecrackers that wasted most of their energy in a fireball.


I had a very similar thought. A good explosion is in the shockwave, not the fireball. Smoke is the waste product.

To any federal agents reading this, I am speaking hypothetically and in no way, shape, or form know about blowing up rotting tree stumps in southwestern Indiana about a decade ago.
 
2013-04-15 05:32:38 PM  

Sid_6.7: Insert_Obscure_80's_Pop_Culture_Reference_Here: Apparently some people think the IRA was involved because of this: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/10/boston-college-s-sec r et-tapes-could-bring-ira-exposure-and-retribution.html

Some people are idiots. This is nothing like the IRA bombs sh*t.


Uhhh really ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attacks_on_the_London_Underground#1992_ IR A_attacks
 
2013-04-15 05:32:49 PM  
New Hampshirite by birth checking in. I hope everyone's okay.
 
2013-04-15 05:32:57 PM  

zippolight2002: http://twitter.com/dunnnno/status/323896534573916160/photo/1


Do you have it in a larger size with better resolution?
 
2013-04-15 05:33:16 PM  

DarnoKonrad: Sid_6.7: Insert_Obscure_80's_Pop_Culture_Reference_Here: Apparently some people think the IRA was involved because of this: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/10/boston-college-s-sec r et-tapes-could-bring-ira-exposure-and-retribution.html

Some people are idiots. This is nothing like the IRA bombs sh*t.

Well they are out of practice.

/really doubt it's the IRA


Me too.  If it's at all IRA related, they're down to their C team.  This is bad, but not apocalyptic or anything.
 
2013-04-15 05:34:01 PM  

hardinparamedic: Alex Jones just released a statement that the US government did it as a false flag.

Can someone kick that parasite in the face


farking Christ...what a dick.  That motherfarker has got to be paranoid schizophrenic.  And I know a couple of Paultards that take his paranoid ramblings as indisputable gospel.
 
2013-04-15 05:34:46 PM  

uknesvuinng: The NY Post story about a suspect in custody is bullshiat.


Maybe.  The FBI refused to confirm or deny the report.  (That is, it could be the Feds have him and the locals don't know anything.)  However, it's a bit early for the Feds to be on top of things already.
 
2013-04-15 05:34:49 PM  

pute kisses like a man: and, it's more that a saudi who has shrapnel wounds is under guard at the hospital.  the news folk seemed to have decided he was a suspect.


Holy Jesus, that could jjust as easily be an innocent bystander under protection from misinformed jackasses blaming him for it. Yeah, the first few hours of a news event suck, because everyone is falling all over themselves to Scoop everyone else, and they don't care if the data is true or false. It shotgun style journalism...
 
2013-04-15 05:35:09 PM  

hardinparamedic: Alex Jones just released a statement that the US government did it as a false flag.

Can someone kick that parasite in the face


Actually, he said this:

"...the fact that no firearms were used in the attack may indicate this was NOT part of a false flag effort by the government to try to blame gun owners."
 
2013-04-15 05:35:17 PM  

PunGent: DarnoKonrad: Sid_6.7: Insert_Obscure_80's_Pop_Culture_Reference_Here: Apparently some people think the IRA was involved because of this: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/10/boston-college-s-sec r et-tapes-could-bring-ira-exposure-and-retribution.html

Some people are idiots. This is nothing like the IRA bombs sh*t.

Well they are out of practice.

/really doubt it's the IRA

Me too.  If it's at all IRA related, they're down to their C team.  This is bad, but not apocalyptic or anything.


The provos & their spawn wouldn't ever plant bombs on U.S. soil - they're a miserable bunch of b*ggers, but they're not stupid.
 
2013-04-15 05:35:38 PM  

JustFarkingGreat: Video from finish line of bomb going off -- caution, graphic

Unfarkingreal. Watching that video feels like reliving 9/11 for this native New Yorker... my heart goes out to the victims, families, and first responders...


That's quite a stretch, don't you think?
 
2013-04-15 05:35:45 PM  

Thats No Moose: Maybe the presence of a possible second bomb in the future will prevent idiots' first reaction to an explosion being "ZOMG! Let me video/Instagram/Tweet it!"


As someone who was directly across the street from WTC1 and who was standing under it when the second plane hit WTC2, I realize those five minutes I spent looking up and calling my wife were the dumbest of my life.

When something happens -- ANYTHING -- regardless of what you think it might be.  GET TO SAFETY.  Sounds logical but it is amazing how you don't think right when something unusual occurs.

When the second plane hit I woke up and got out of there fast.  Last ferry out of WFC and last train out of Hoboken.  Just over an hour later the spot I was standing was covered by 50 feet of rubble.

I feel for the people of Boston, when it is your home it is very painful.
 
2013-04-15 05:36:01 PM  
There's at least one guy that's been arrested nearby.  No details yet, of course.
http://twitter.com/Eric_Twardzik/status/323910549895262210/photo/1
 
2013-04-15 05:36:15 PM  

neongoats: Communist_Manifesto: I'm honestly surprised things like this don't happen in the US more often. We are a very large nation with a ton of enemies both internal and external. Add in the fact that if you want to detonate a bomb somewhere there isn't a whole lot stopping you from acquiring the materials and doing it. Hopefully this is the typical american loner/psycho/mass-murderer and not a prequel to some sort of large sustained terror campaign funded/coordinated by some sort of radical group in our biggest cities.

I'm not really surprised it doesn't happen more often. For all of our American bluster, most of us would rather hash things out with angry words on a message board than actually really for real initiate violence against each other. Even the herpiest and derpiest among us recognize that real freedom is calling someone an asshole, them calling you a dickhead, and then going home and having dinner with the wife and kids.


I was more thinking along the lines of actual terrorist organizations of any flavor doing things like this. 9/11 was a few planes flown into buildings and we lost our collective shiat. A sustained campaign of random, easily concealable bombs placed at large public events such as this would drive the nation into a state of fear and panic that could have truly global implications depending on who was planting the bombs. I hope you're right since things like this are incredibly rare in the states, however I'm not counting on it.

/please dear fbi/nsa/cia person who monitors the internet don't take this as me advocating for anything.
 
2013-04-15 05:36:45 PM  

JustFarkingGreat: Video from finish line of bomb going off -- caution, graphic

Unfarkingreal. Watching that video feels like reliving 9/11 for this native New Yorker... my heart goes out to the victims, families, and first responders...


Reliving 9/11 ... seriously? Am I going to be seeing footage of people hurling themselves from the burning finish line on the evening news? No, this is a tragic event, but we must keep it in perspective.
 
2013-04-15 05:37:08 PM  

Pixiest: Do you have it in a larger size with better resolution?


Here's the original image.
 
2013-04-15 05:37:28 PM  
Handcuffed man at Boston Common:

 images.scribblelive.com
 
2013-04-15 05:37:48 PM  

PunGent: DarnoKonrad: Sid_6.7: Insert_Obscure_80's_Pop_Culture_Reference_Here: Apparently some people think the IRA was involved because of this: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/10/boston-college-s-sec r et-tapes-could-bring-ira-exposure-and-retribution.html

Some people are idiots. This is nothing like the IRA bombs sh*t.

Well they are out of practice.

/really doubt it's the IRA

Me too.  If it's at all IRA related, they're down to their C team.  This is bad, but not apocalyptic or anything.


A lot of support for the IRA came from the USA back in the bad old days.  I doubt they'd bomb anyone inside the US unless it was an assassination of someone they really REALLY wanted dead.
 
2013-04-15 05:37:57 PM  

awalkingecho: New Hampshirite by birth checking in. I hope everyone's okay.


With the uppity license plates?
That makes you a suspect here.
Stick around because we'll want a word with you later.
 
2013-04-15 05:38:30 PM  
North Korea 1 -  U.S.A. 0
 
2013-04-15 05:38:50 PM  
Boston Globe is uploading a bunch of high-def video.

http://www.youtube.com/user/thebostonglobe?feature=watch
 
2013-04-15 05:39:27 PM  

shivashakti: Jon iz teh kewl: so is boston GAY YET?

Dude, we're queer as f*ck here...
But that's totally unrelated to the terrorist attack that went on just less than three hours ago.


gay meaning GAY
not GAY
farking GAY
 
2013-04-15 05:39:50 PM  

fredklein: hardinparamedic: Alex Jones just released a statement that the US government did it as a false flag.

Can someone kick that parasite in the face

Actually, he said this:

"...the fact that no firearms were used in the attack may indicate this was NOT part of a false flag effort by the government to try to blame gun owners."


gotcha. He's an attention whoring dick then.

I stick with my original statement. Boot to face.
 
2013-04-15 05:40:07 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Handcuffed man at Boston Common:

 [images.scribblelive.com image 400x300]


I have a feeling that anybody who doesn't immediately comply with police instructions or so much as sneezes the wrong way will be in custody while things are being figured out.

I've also seen reports of a Penske Truck that was been searched for was found abandoned and was surrounded by cops, maybe even a second truck elsewhere.

We won't know what the hell is going on for at least a few hours.  Until then, BPD is erring on the side of not missing anything or anyone.
 
2013-04-15 05:40:15 PM  
farking swat team showing up at one of the hospitals. Now
 
2013-04-15 05:40:15 PM  

smedrick: JustFarkingGreat: Video from finish line of bomb going off -- caution, graphic

Unfarkingreal. Watching that video feels like reliving 9/11 for this native New Yorker... my heart goes out to the victims, families, and first responders...

That's quite a stretch, don't you think?


Obviously a plane didn't hit a farking building, but yes, watching a bomb explode and people panic and scream on the street reminded me of what happened that day in lower Manhattan. That much of a stretch?
 
2013-04-15 05:40:21 PM  

Geotpf: However, it's a bit early for the Feds to be on top of things already.


Early, not necessarily. The Feds would be involved right from the start. But they also never seem to have "suspects" anymore, it's always "person of interest" ever since Richard Jewell.
 
2013-04-15 05:40:38 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Handcuffed man at Boston Common:

 [images.scribblelive.com image 400x300]


That's disturbingly close to my house..... I live right next to the Common.
 
2013-04-15 05:40:41 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Handcuffed man at Boston Common:

 [images.scribblelive.com image 400x300]


Do you have any more information about that pic?
 
2013-04-15 05:40:50 PM  
I feel physically sick now. Why can't people just act decent?
 
2013-04-15 05:42:16 PM  

loveblondieo: I feel physically sick now. Why can't people just act decent?


because fark you, that's why.
 
2013-04-15 05:42:23 PM  

Brick-House: Has the WH blamed Bush yet?


Pretty sure they're looking for a YouTube to blame.

/too soon
//aisle seat
 
2013-04-15 05:42:33 PM  

Hot Lunch: shower_in_my_socks: Handcuffed man at Boston Common:

 [images.scribblelive.com image 400x300]

Do you have any more information about that pic?


There doesn't seem to be any info out yet.  I've seen that pic (from a couple angles), and that's all the info there is on it so far.
 
2013-04-15 05:42:46 PM  

Communist_Manifesto: I was more thinking along the lines of actual terrorist organizations of any flavor doing things like this. 9/11 was a few planes flown into buildings and we lost our collective shiat. A sustained campaign of random, easily concealable bombs placed at large public events such as this would drive the nation into a state of fear and panic that could have truly global implications depending on who was planting the bombs. I hope you're right since things like this are incredibly rare in the states, however I'm not counting on it.

/please dear fbi/nsa/cia person who monitors the internet don't take this as me advocating for anything.


It always has been a mere matter of time before this shiat came to the USA.
Everyone with half a clue knows this.

And as for a security state? You ain't seen NOTHIN' yet people.
 
2013-04-15 05:42:52 PM  

Nadie_AZ: JustFarkingGreat: Video from finish line of bomb going off -- caution, graphic

Unfarkingreal. Watching that video feels like reliving 9/11 for this native New Yorker... my heart goes out to the victims, families, and first responders...

Reliving 9/11 ... seriously? Am I going to be seeing footage of people hurling themselves from the burning finish line on the evening news? No, this is a tragic event, but we must keep it in perspective.


I can see that I'll be taking a lot of flack for this comment in this thread, but coming from someone who spent that day in lower Manhattan, my first feelings watching that video truly reminded me of that day... I'm by no means trying to belittle either event, just pouring it out on here. My heart feels farking broken right now.
 
2013-04-15 05:43:01 PM  
Cambridge police have learned of a possible bomb on the O'Brien bridge which is the Museum of Science...and my office.
 
2013-04-15 05:43:01 PM  

Cork on Fork: Geotpf: However, it's a bit early for the Feds to be on top of things already.

Early, not necessarily. The Feds would be involved right from the start. But they also never seem to have "suspects" anymore, it's always "person of interest" ever since Richard Jewell.


They were converging on Boston like ants on a sugar cube beginning with the initial reports. Also, there's a field office right there in Boston,and probably there were agents at the Marathon--even IN the Marathon. Wouldn't surprise me if they had a good jump on it. Especially since the President caught the call about a minute and a half after the explosions.
 
2013-04-15 05:43:05 PM  

InferiousX: farking swat team showing up at one of the hospitals. Now


show of force more than likely to protect the victims.
 
2013-04-15 05:43:20 PM  
A reporter tweets:


For people using North Station on theMBTA, all trains are being stopped and people are being searched. Prepare for long delays.

.
 
2013-04-15 05:44:03 PM  

hardinparamedic: fredklein: hardinparamedic: Alex Jones just released a statement that the US government did it as a false flag.

Can someone kick that parasite in the face

Actually, he said this:

"...the fact that no firearms were used in the attack may indicate this was NOT part of a false flag effort by the government to try to blame gun owners."

gotcha. He's an attention whoring dick then.

I stick with my original statement. Boot to face.


Of course. Let's just ignore all the unusual things that happened in Boston today... like the national guard being deployed along the route, the bomb sniffing dogs that were at the finish line, and so on, just because you don't like the person pointing them out. 'I don't like you, thus you are lying. Boot to the headface!'. I'm so glad we have open-minded people like you around....
 
2013-04-15 05:44:22 PM  

Uncle_Git: Uhhh really ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attacks_on_the_London_Underground#1992_ IR A_attacks


The IRA does not, generally speaking, attempt to kill random civilians. It has happened in the past, but most attacks are at infrastructure, not people, and they call ahead to warn that people should be evacuated. When attacks are intentionally against people, they're normally against people who are perceived as occupying or otherwise working against the IRA and their goals. Random people in a marathon don't fit this profile.

This attack is the opposite of their MO, unless it was completely idiotic and poorly planned on their part.
 
2013-04-15 05:44:43 PM  

what_now: Cambridge police have learned of a possible bomb on the O'Brien bridge which is the Museum of Science...and my office.


Crazy. Just crazy.
 
2013-04-15 05:45:07 PM  
The talking heads are pontificating still. No fresh updates.
 
2013-04-15 05:45:38 PM  

Gyrfalcon: hardinparamedic: Alex Jones just released a statement that the US government did it as a false flag.

Can someone kick that parasite in the face

Terrorists bomb the wrong people.


Within 20 minutes of the explosion someone posted that the AP reported that Newtown families were near one of the blast zones.  And a reply stated "maybe they'll go to congress to ban bombs"

Now is not the time for your political hay to be made.  Its the time to let the investigation play out and make sure those in need get treatment for their wounds and injuries.  And that goes for all sides libby and conny and indy.
 
2013-04-15 05:45:40 PM  
Happy birthday Kim Il-sung , from your admirer Lil Kim.

maybe.  he is such a dolt.....
 
2013-04-15 05:45:43 PM  
Wow, looking at the pictures, the ones of the 4 or 5 cops in action while the guy is on the ground in front of them is probably going to be THE picture from this. It's actually a great picture, and I am proud to see the cop who drew her gun acting 100% correctly in a high stress situation like this, gun pointed at the ground, finger outside the trigger guard. We hear so much bad shiat about cops(Because there are so many who ruin the reputation for all), that it's nice to see them doing what they're meant to do.

Boston PD gets a thumbs up from me. Glad they found the extra 2 bombs and nobody else got hurt.
 
2013-04-15 05:46:03 PM  
fredklein:

Of course. Let's just ignore all the unusual things that happened in Boston today... like the national guard being deployed along the route, the bomb sniffing dogs that were at the finish line,


Uh, those are pretty standard these days for large events in metropolitan areas, especially events spread out location-wise and involving lots of foreigners.

No conspiracy theory required.
 
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