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2013-04-15 07:52:49 PM

Nabb1: LessO2: Christ, if this picture is real, it's heartbreaking.

It certainly looks like an eight year-old.

Pic is SFW, just heartbreaking.

I wish I hadn't clicked that. That poor man is living my worst nightmare.


I refuse to click on most of these pictures, this one especially - some friends of ours lost their 2 year old yesterday to cancer and I have seen enough grieving to last me a LONG time.
 
2013-04-15 07:52:53 PM

netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.


Are ball bearings an easy trick for bombs or is it more towards the professional side? I'm dumb with weapons.
 
2013-04-15 07:53:04 PM
I forgot to mention this:

The running of the marathon commemorates the defeat of an attempt by the Persian Empire to conquer Greece. The battle took place on the Plain of Marathon in 490 BC. It was a victory of Western Civilization over Asiatic Despotism. As such it may have the most important battle fought in history.
 
2013-04-15 07:53:10 PM

hardinparamedic: dweigert: gadian: LessO2: Christ, if this picture is real, it's heartbreaking.

It certainly looks like an eight year-old.

Pic is SFW, just heartbreaking.

That's no 8 yr old, dude.

8yo is under the Dad.....

Fucjing Christ man. I could have gone all day without clicking that.


Obviously, you haven't seen "Picture #8" from the other thread.
 
2013-04-15 07:53:23 PM
I understand politically correct sensibilities. However, it is ok to speculate on which assholes did this.  We are not the cops or the media. We are free to say what we think. I want to hear what other people think. That's why I'm here.
 
2013-04-15 07:53:56 PM

netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.


Whoever did this watched the movie Swordfish.  I think we can rule out that the suspect is a woman
 
2013-04-15 07:54:25 PM

Bontesla: Creoena: Creoena: Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: Ihatenascar: Can we post links to people blaming Muslims and gun control for this?

I got a twofer on my FB feed.

[i.imgur.com image 504x360]

This is my favorite post so far on my FB wall:

[i643.photobucket.com image 464x352]

Or feed or w/e it's called.

Why do you know these people...


Sometimes you have no choice if they are family

/not sure if it's this guys case, but I know I have a few relatives that have gone off the derp end since 2009
 
2013-04-15 07:54:28 PM

WizardofToast: netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.

Are ball bearings an easy trick for bombs or is it more towards the professional side? I'm dumb with weapons.


I always thought nails were the preferred shrapnel for bombs such as this
 
2013-04-15 07:54:28 PM

WizardofToast: Are ball bearings an easy trick for bombs or is it more towards the professional side? I'm dumb with weapons.


Easy.
 
2013-04-15 07:54:29 PM

netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.


some guy just said he found 'something like shotgun pellets'. If so, I'm thinking more 'birdshot' than the opening scene of Swordfish. Granted, the garbage can and whatever was in it could contribute to that 'shrapnel' as well.
 
2013-04-15 07:54:58 PM

WizardofToast: netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.

Are ball bearings an easy trick for bombs or is it more towards the professional side? I'm dumb with weapons.


amateurs typically use nails.
 
2013-04-15 07:55:08 PM

SnakeLee: netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.

Whoever did this watched the movie Swordfish.  I think we can rule out that the suspect is a woman


Or someone with taste in movies.
 
2013-04-15 07:55:11 PM

badhatharry: I understand politically correct sensibilities. However, it is ok to speculate on which assholes did this.  We are not the cops or the media. We are free to say what we think. I want to hear what other people think. That's why I'm here.


Tax day bombings, home grown terrorism.

Iran may be crazy, but they aren't that crazy.
 
2013-04-15 07:55:33 PM
So far, all my Boston peeps have checked in or been confirmed to be OK.

I'm going to go out on a limb here. I'm not going to pretend that I'm not angry about this. I'm not going to pretend to not want the folks responsible found, but I am going to suggest that maybe we dial back the rage, and not point fingers just yet, until the folks on the ground actually do their jobs. I know that speculation IS something we are all pretty good at, but at this point, things are spotty information-wise, and while there are professional fear mongers who are slathering at the chance to advance their ratings and their own agendas, it would be satisfying as f*ck if we DIDN'T give in to their game. Folks are looking to hop on this event, and ride it for all their worth, and advance as many crack pot theories and conspiracies, and spin human tragedy into their own brand of gold. Let's let folks do their jobs, find the scum responsible, and maybe NOT jump to conclusions until we get something confirmed. Domestic, Islamic, some other brand of terrorist, it is up in the air, and gesticulating wildly doesn't really do any good, nor pointing fingers and getting hett up at idiots who want to pump up "their" side, when the sad fact is, there aren't a lot of sides here. Just a lot of folks who got hurt, and they were our neighbors and friends, and maybe we should find out who did this, before screaming for them to get strung up, and volunteering folks for the gallows early.

Just a thought. Let's get the facts in first. Then maybe we can even bring them to trial, and see justice done. Of course, being Boston, the suspects may just have a serious trip and fall accident on the way to their cell block or even leaving the scene of their arrest, but let's at least give the police and the FBI a chance to identify folks before screaming that ONE side or ANOTHER was responsible.
Just a thought.
 
2013-04-15 07:55:50 PM
CNN just reported authorities are questioning a person of interest.  They said Michael McCaul, chairman of the homeland security committee told them it was just confirmed to him at an intelligence meeting a few minutes ago.
 
2013-04-15 07:55:54 PM

WizardofToast: netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.

Are ball bearings an easy trick for bombs or is it more towards the professional side? I'm dumb with weapons.


easy.
 
2013-04-15 07:55:58 PM
Mass General clear.
 
2013-04-15 07:55:59 PM
Well, I guess my faith in humanity is somewhat restored, seeing that a good half of you are tired of people laying the blame for this on the group of their choice.

I blame assholism, personally, no matter who did it.
 
2013-04-15 07:56:00 PM

WizardofToast: netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.

Are ball bearings an easy trick for bombs or is it more towards the professional side? I'm dumb with weapons.


Easy trick.

Professional isn't so much method but results. Any jerk can mix an explosive concoction. Professionals know how to make sure they work and inflict the right casualties.
 
2013-04-15 07:56:15 PM

netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.


OH SH*T.

If that's the case, this was not an attempt at a "mere" bombing. They were trying to inflict maximum damage with a minimum footprint.
 
2013-04-15 07:56:36 PM

fisker: So who are we blaming?

Someone let me know because I need to be able to get on the correct side.


Well, Charles Krauthammer of Fox News told us that this was an act of foreign terrorism, so I guess the investigators on the scene can all go home now.

/douchebag
 
2013-04-15 07:56:41 PM

pxsteel: So are we banning marathons or finish lines.


running shoes.  to be extra safe.
 
2013-04-15 07:57:01 PM

theotherles: I forgot to mention this:

The running of the marathon commemorates the defeat of an attempt by the Persian Empire to conquer Greece. The battle took place on the Plain of Marathon in 490 BC. It was a victory of Western Civilization over Asiatic Despotism. As such it may have the most important battle fought in history.



So... are we blaming the Greeks, or the Iranians?

Confused.
 
2013-04-15 07:57:03 PM

meat0918: badhatharry: I understand politically correct sensibilities. However, it is ok to speculate on which assholes did this.  We are not the cops or the media. We are free to say what we think. I want to hear what other people think. That's why I'm here.

Tax day bombings, home grown terrorism.

Iran may be crazy, but they aren't that crazy.


that seems more likely.

the level of derp since obama was elected seems just like the clinton is satan incarnate mass hysteria before okie city

it's all sorts of sad
 
2013-04-15 07:57:06 PM
If there had been an effective use of ball bearings as shrapnel, I'm pretty sure there would be more like 100+ dead by now.  It looks to me like these were crude, weak bombs made by morons.
 
2013-04-15 07:57:09 PM

LessO2: SovietCanuckistan: LessO2: Christ, if this picture is real, it's heartbreaking.

It certainly looks like an eight year-old.

Pic is SFW, just heartbreaking.

You can see that spot in a zoomed out pic from earlier. Look for the American flag camper-chair holder on the ground. Backwards hat guy too.

Which picture?


Can't put anything here at the moment, but it is one of the first pics that came out, much farther back. You can see the American flag bag clear as day.
 
2013-04-15 07:57:10 PM

what_now: cretinbob: ontariolightning: Did That guy with the blown off legs and grey toned face , die?

most likely. just the bleeding from a pic I saw of him prior to transport was pretty bad. Two large bores and 2000ml NS doesn't replace blood. There is a chance that if they got him to a trauma center fast enough that he's still with us, but in critical condition.

There are five world class hospitals within a mile and literally hundreds of volunteer medical personnel around. It's possible he could have made it


It is interesting (and fortunate) that the attack site was where there were medical personnel and first responders by the score to deal with the arriving runners.  I wonder if some of the outcomes would have been far different otherwise.
 
2013-04-15 07:57:14 PM

netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.


Limit ball bearing purchases to 7.
 
2013-04-15 07:57:39 PM

puffy999: From the video, that guy looks like he grabbed his left ear and then fell down, as if his balance was thrown off.

He looked like he collapsed from losing his balance and running over 26 miles. His muscles just gave out when he lost his balance a bit.


If you watch the video closely there is a white object that appears to have struck him. Its above his right shoulder as he starts to collapse.
 
2013-04-15 07:57:43 PM

theotherles: I forgot to mention this:

The running of the marathon commemorates the defeat of an attempt by the Persian Empire to conquer Greece. The battle took place on the Plain of Marathon in 490 BC. It was a victory of Western Civilization over Asiatic Despotism. As such it may have the most important battle fought in history.


So.... time to invade Persia?
 
2013-04-15 07:58:07 PM

Omahawg: meat0918: badhatharry: I understand politically correct sensibilities. However, it is ok to speculate on which assholes did this.  We are not the cops or the media. We are free to say what we think. I want to hear what other people think. That's why I'm here.

Tax day bombings, home grown terrorism.

Iran may be crazy, but they aren't that crazy.

that seems more likely.

the level of derp since obama was elected seems just like the clinton is satan incarnate mass hysteria before okie city

it's all sorts of sad


Same thing happened with Clinton.

But as hubie said, we should dial back any outrage until some good facts are in.
 
2013-04-15 07:58:14 PM

Silly Jesus: netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.

Limit ball bearing purchases to 7.


Shut down Bucky Balls again!
 
2013-04-15 07:58:20 PM
Kibbler: If there had been an effective use of ball bearings as shrapnel, I'm pretty sure there would be more like 100+ dead by now.  It looks to me like these were crude, weak bombs made by morons assholes.
 
2013-04-15 07:59:01 PM
So, using ball bearings to take out the legs of marathon runners?  Doesn't sound like a political thing to me.  Sounds like a crazy thing.
 
2013-04-15 07:59:17 PM

puffy999: netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.

OH SH*T.

If that's the case, this was not an attempt at a "mere" bombing. They were trying to inflict maximum damage with a minimum footprint.


This. Ball bearings mean you were planning to murder people on a massive scale. It's not usually the work of some right winged paranoid idiot.

Put me in the "planned and  funded terror attack" camp, home grown or not.
 
2013-04-15 07:59:21 PM
 
2013-04-15 07:59:30 PM

FatherDale: fisker: So who are we blaming?

Someone let me know because I need to be able to get on the correct side.

Well, Charles Krauthammer of Fox News told us that this was an act of foreign terrorism, so I guess the investigators on the scene can all go home now.

/douchebag



Krauthammer and his ilk will be quick to blame whoever Israel doesn't like.

Sure bet.
 
2013-04-15 07:59:32 PM

Bunny Deville: Well, I guess my faith in humanity is somewhat restored, seeing that a good half of you are tired of people laying the blame for this on the group of their choice.

I blame assholism, personally, no matter who did it.


I posted one of these in the other thread. Another wont hurt I suppose.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-15 07:59:38 PM

Silly Jesus: netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.

Limit ball bearing purchases to 7.


Who the hell needs 30 ball bearings?
 
2013-04-15 07:59:41 PM

Creoena: Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: Ihatenascar: Can we post links to people blaming Muslims and gun control for this?

I got a twofer on my FB feed.

[i.imgur.com image 504x360]

This is my favorite post so far on my FB wall:

[i643.photobucket.com image 464x352]


Can we get a pic without the names blocked?

No reason, just asking.
 
2013-04-15 07:59:49 PM
Brigham and Women's hospital still on lockdown,,, going on two or three hours.
 
2013-04-15 07:59:52 PM

gadian: LessO2: Christ, if this picture is real, it's heartbreaking.

It certainly looks like an eight year-old.

Pic is SFW, just heartbreaking.

That's no 8 yr old, dude.


look underneath..........
 
2013-04-15 07:59:56 PM

puffy999: netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.

OH SH*T.

If that's the case, this was not an attempt at a "mere" bombing. They were trying to inflict maximum damage with a minimum footprint.


Da fuq?
 
2013-04-15 07:59:56 PM
all your race are belong to us
 
2013-04-15 07:59:58 PM

meat0918: badhatharry: I understand politically correct sensibilities. However, it is ok to speculate on which assholes did this.  We are not the cops or the media. We are free to say what we think. I want to hear what other people think. That's why I'm here.

Tax day bombings, home grown terrorism.

Iran may be crazy, but they aren't that crazy.


The reasonable side of me thinks the same. Or, could be Aryan Brotherhood, since apparently they're starting to be more and more aggressive these days.

Channeling my inner Alex Jones, it's a way to push a war with Iran. But again, that's my inner Alex Jones.
 
2013-04-15 07:59:59 PM

codergirl42: puffy999: From the video, that guy looks like he grabbed his left ear and then fell down, as if his balance was thrown off.

He looked like he collapsed from losing his balance and running over 26 miles. His muscles just gave out when he lost his balance a bit.

If you watch the video closely there is a white object that appears to have struck him. Its above his right shoulder as he starts to collapse.


Watch the guy in orange in that video.  He's right beside the blast when everyone else reacts and he just keeps jogging.  Very weird.  Like he didn't even hear it.
 
2013-04-15 08:00:03 PM

GWSuperfan: WizardofToast: Are ball bearings an easy trick for bombs or is it more towards the professional side? I'm dumb with weapons.

Easy.


hell, I can get you a toe some ball bearings by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish. these farking amateurs...
 
2013-04-15 08:00:42 PM

Kibbler: If there had been an effective use of ball bearings as shrapnel, I'm pretty sure there would be more like 100+ dead by now.  It looks to me like these were crude, weak bombs made by morons.



FBI recruits?
 
2013-04-15 08:00:47 PM

Silly Jesus: netweavr: CNN is reporting ball bearings were used as shrapnel.

Limit ball bearing purchases to 7.


And nails.
 
2013-04-15 08:00:48 PM
A good friend of mine was standing at the blast site an hour before the explosion but left because she wanted a Bloody Mary.

In conclusion, alcohol saves lives.
 
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