puffy999: 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.From seeing more pics, I think this may have been the case. More explosives in a more open area, and... yeah, your estimate would have been correct.
Felgraf: skullkrusher: Fark is reporting that the suspect is a Christian Dominionist Muslim Anti-Tax Basque Separatist OWS Ecoterrorist but there is no suspect in custody.Damnit, we farked up that warrant. We didn't even get the country he fled to right!We're NEVER gonna catch Carmen at this rate!
skullkrusher: Fark is reporting that the suspect is a Christian Dominionist Muslim Anti-Tax Basque Separatist OWS Ecoterrorist but there is no suspect in custody.
ununcle: It must suck for the person who won this marathon.
Creoena: Where is this Amaerica place?[i643.photobucket.com image 480x102]
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
emonk: 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.Has anyone talked to Richard Jewell yet?
meat0918: Creoena: orclover: 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.It's really tempting, but no.Here's another one from the same uncle, though not as good. Where is this Amaerica place?[i643.photobucket.com image 480x102]This your uncle?[28.media.tumblr.com image 446x597]
Creoena: Here's another one from the same uncle, though not as good. Where is this Amaerica place?[i643.photobucket.com image 480x102]
aedude01: //Working on a terrorism themed script at the moment
hardinparamedic: PC LOAD LETTER: hardinparamedic: 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.A farking TRUCK filled with fertilizer blew up in OK City and you really think ball bearings makes the slightest bit of a difference?I didn't say who did it. I said the use of ball bearings is a step up from the typical idiot who downloads the anarchist cookbook.It indicates a fundamental knowledge of IED design.And McVeigh was a smart, determined person who had support too. His attack was not a lone wolf.
hubiestubert: 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.
Amos Quito: 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?
homelessdude: Not to be outdone by Jennifer Rubin in the stupid comment department,Cray Cray Cynthia McKinney and her crack band of investigators have figured the whole thing out.[i.imgur.com image 312x450]America can sleep now.
vudukungfu: Silly Jesus: Who the hell needs 30 ball bearings?EXACTLY!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M18_Claymore_mine
Bonanza Jellybean: aedude01: //Working on a terrorism themed script at the momentFree plot point: The RFID chips attached to runners' shoes were used to trigger the bomb(s).
The Incredible Sexual Egg: CNN is reporting the BPD put out a report telling people to be on the look out of a black guy with a backpack and an accent....or every cab driver in Boston
what_now: They keep showing this video, and there's an old guy who's 10 feet from the finish and when the bomb hits, he simply collapses. I know it's not the worst thing that happened, but the idea of a guy of advanced years getting hit by shrapnel 10 feet from finishing a marathon... I don't even.
ACunningPlan: I know nothing about how bombs work, so with that in mind: could the bombs have been made weak deliberately to minimize detection with ball-bearings to compensate damage-wise?
cegorach: Not being American, I am not familiar with your holidays etc. but is it correct this occurred on Tax Day?In a city once known for its 'patriots' who took a violent stand against taxation but is now a somewhat liberal bastion, to the point of holding a marathon commemorating an event that has been the biggest kick in the nuts to the pro-gun/FREEDOM population of America?Given all that, but muslims?
mediablitz: Fox News coverage has been excellent all day. Then O'Reilly's show starts and I remember what complete shiat stains they have. Peter King is (of COURSE) the first guest, and he KNOWS it is those dirty Muslims and this is why we need to curtail freedom in the United States, but the stupid Liberals JUST WON'T LISTEN.farking worthless pigs.
CygnusDarius: The Incredible Sexual Egg: CNN is reporting the BPD put out a report telling people to be on the look out of a black guy with a backpack and an accent....or every cab driver in BostonI guess it's a bad time to be a back-packing Jamaican.
FrancoFile: Le Monde is showing an American flag, drenched in blood.
Mad Tea Party: hardinparamedic: 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.I think planting farking bombs at the Boston marathon should have been your first clue that this person/persons wanted to murder on a massive scale.
gadian: cretinbob: 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..........I did. Underneath does not appear to be an 8 yr old. The outfit / shoes are too big and ugly for an 8 yr old. More like some fastfood worker.
hardinparamedic: homelessdude: Not to be outdone by Jennifer Rubin in the stupid comment department,Cray Cray Cynthia McKinney and her crack band of investigators have figured the whole thing out.[i.imgur.com image 312x450]America can sleep now.holy shiat. That's Alex jones level batshiat right there.Who is that woman?
Lars The Canadian Viking: vudukungfu: Silly Jesus: Who the hell needs 30 ball bearings?EXACTLY!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M18_Claymore_mineThat uses actual high explosives and non hardened steel balls, whereas this dumbass used hardened steel ball bearings which shatter and gun powder which is subsonic and produces more waste heat and lots of smoke."Kincheloe immediately suggested using softer 1/8-inch (3.2 mm) steel "gingle" balls, which were used in the foundry process. They did not spall from the shock of the explosive, but deformed into a useful aerodynamic shape similar to a .22 rimfire projectile. Using a homemade chronograph, the engineers clocked the balls at 3,775 feet (1,151 m) per second. The second change was to use a poured plastic matrix to briefly contain the blast from the explosive, so that more of the blast energy was converted into projectile velocity. After a number of experiments, the engineers settled on Devcon-S steel-filled epoxy to hold the balls in place. With this change, the velocity improved to 3,995 feet (1,218 m) per second."
Lars The Canadian Viking: That uses actual high explosives and non hardened steel balls, whereas this dumbass used hardened steel ball bearings which shatter and gun powder which is subsonic and produces more waste heat and lots of smoke.
cig-mkr: Bomb, Tax Day, Coincidence?I'm thinking homegrown.
theotherles: cretinbob: [img.wonkette.com image 500x375]yeah I know ...filter...blah blah blah. We need some levity.I'm allergic to cats.
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