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2013-04-15 09:57:52 PM  

Fiction Fan: kinda thought he "hit the deck" after the explosion, too You can see that the two girls on the sidelines, closer to the blast, with the yellow raincoats on are also started, but the aren't knocked off their feet. My husband, however, says look at the man's knees when he goes down, they look like they buckle. Like he was hit with shrapnel. But I think someone said earlier that the man was okay? Does anyone know?
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78-year-old Bill Iffrig. He's okay.
He went down from a combination of the concussion of the blast and a small piece of shrapnel cut his leg.
He stated the officials you see in the picture helped him back up, assisted him in crossing the finish line, then found him a wheelchair to get help for his leg, which was mostly just scraped up.


Oh good, thank you!
 
2013-04-15 09:58:16 PM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: Somacandra: Your Average Witty Fark User: I can't believe the number of people commenting on places like CNN blaming this on Obama.

I don't see even the hypothetical connection. Are people actually suggesting it was some kind of drone strike from the White House on the Boston Marathon?

I've seen "It's Obama's fault because he didn't stop it", "It's Obama's fault because he golfed on Saturday", "It's Obama's fault because he planned this to happen", "Radical Islam did it, so Obama", "Democrats are behind this to increase the TSA so Obama", "Socialism, so Obama", "Obama lied about Beghazi, he's lying about this", "If Obama had just banned bombs like he wants to ban guns...", etc, etc, etc...

It makes me farking sick. CNN comments look like Fox News. It sickens me to think half of this country has an IQ of 3. Combined.


Fox News shut off their comments on their site.  Apparently, they got tired of their own derp.  So, the derp moved to CNN and Yahoo news.
 
2013-04-15 09:58:37 PM  

Infernalist: Don't Claymore mines use ball-bearings?

And haven't they said that many of the injured were dealing with leg injuries?

Could the bombs have been military-grade claymore mines?


it was a large slow smokey fireball compared to a claymore or even a series of claymores.
 
2013-04-15 09:58:38 PM  
Why in the flying fark does anyone care if Westboro Baptist commented on the attack?
 
2013-04-15 09:58:40 PM  

Amos Quito: ScaryBottles: Who did you have your heart set on blaming?

Koreans?

Iranians?

Mooselimbs?

Palestinians?

You go ahead and blame whoever makes you feel better. Mmmkay?

I'm not blaming anyone I have no idea who did you're the one jumping to conclusions.


LOL!

I laid out the three most likely scenarios as to who may have done this:

1. TERRORISTS - domestic or foreign who are either acting out of perceived "revenge" or are trying to make a "statement".

2. False-Flag - an act committed by one party with the specific intent of having a third party (or group) blamed - the goal being political gain.

3. Crazies who have no motive other than destruction.

What other possibility could there be?



4. "Criminal False-Flag", in which an "ordinary" murder attempt is masked as a terrorist bombing. This wouldn't be the first time that sort of thing happened in the USA. There was a series of pipe bombs set off some years ago that had people coming up with all kind of political scenarios. Turned out that it was a murder for money with extra bombings to throw people off the trail.
 
2013-04-15 09:58:42 PM  

Infernalist: Could the bombs have been military-grade claymore mines?


No. Those are packed with high explosives.

These appear to be low explosive, I can tell by the flame and having seen.....


Anyway, it's thankful that they were low explosive. A high explosive charge would have been much more devastating.
 
2013-04-15 09:58:53 PM  

Mistymtnhop: Infernalist: Don't Claymore mines use ball-bearings?

And haven't they said that many of the injured were dealing with leg injuries?

Could the bombs have been military-grade claymore mines?

my husband said the exact same thing. But where does someone get Claymore mines?


I would guess from a military weapons depot.  I don't know the particulars, but I would assume that the National Guard would have access?  Regular military?

We had so many injured and so few dead.  So many leg injuries.  I can easily see these things slicing into people at near knee-level
 
2013-04-15 09:59:07 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Somacandra: hasty ambush: Did somebody say anti-government Domestic terrorist?

So you think Bill Ayers did this? You should probably let the FBI know if you have some information to that effect. That's what I would do.

The point is that whoever did this could eventually be a professor in the US and an advisor to future politicians.


Well, I guess we have a winner in the moron contest
 
2013-04-15 09:59:12 PM  

chewielouie: Not sure if anyone posted this, but looting marathon merchandise during the aftermath? Despicable.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hM7Ura6Q4w


They'll be on E-Bay in about 2 minutes flat.  I hope the scum get charged based on the prices they try to charge.
 
2013-04-15 09:59:12 PM  

born_yesterday: Mugato: If it was a "terrorist" attack, don't terrorists usually have a list of demands or at least a statement to go along with the attack? Maybe it was just some nutjob with a homemade bomb. They're probably not hard to make, I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.

I can remember back in the olden days when, after an attack somewhere in the world, different terrorist groups would get in line to compete for taking credit for something like this.


British Gas?

/obscure
 
2013-04-15 09:59:14 PM  

pxsteel: So are we banning marathons or finish lines.


In my family, we are looking at your post and wondering WTF is wrong with a person like you. You know kids were killed and injured in Boston today don't you? Despite the fact this was an IED not a gun, you are going all 2nd amendment rights. In all seriousness, you are truly a sick human being and you should seek therapy.
 
2013-04-15 09:59:43 PM  

Infernalist: Don't Claymore mines use ball-bearings?

And haven't they said that many of the injured were dealing with leg injuries?

Could the bombs have been military-grade claymore mines?



one of our humvees was hit with a suicide bomber, the entire right side was embedded with metal bearings and blood.  the one lone female soldier inside was not hurt, at least not physically hurt.  but i remember the bearings were just deep into the armor.
 
2013-04-15 10:00:03 PM  

Infernalist: What if these bombs weren't home-made at all, but military equipment?


What kind of military equipment creates the a big smoke cloud with minimal casualties?
 
2013-04-15 10:00:13 PM  

Amos Quito: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: tenpoundsofcheese: Somacandra: hasty ambush: Did somebody say anti-government Domestic terrorist?

So you think Bill Ayers did this? You should probably let the FBI know if you have some information to that effect. That's what I would do.

The point is that whoever did this could eventually be a professor in the US and an advisor to future politicians is an anti-government American.

Yeah, because if there is ONE THING that represents the abusive power of American Government, it's the Boston Marathon.

/Baked bean DERP


Lots of people available to kill and hurt. Lots of people and cameras watching. High-profile event.

At least try to think once in a while instead of immediately posting retarded idiocy.
 
2013-04-15 10:00:24 PM  

born_yesterday: Mugato: If it was a "terrorist" attack, don't terrorists usually have a list of demands or at least a statement to go along with the attack? Maybe it was just some nutjob with a homemade bomb. They're probably not hard to make, I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.

I can remember back in the olden days when, after an attack somewhere in the world, different terrorist groups would get in line to compete for taking credit for something like this.


I seem to remember that old school AQ would never claim responsibility right away, though OBL would usually release a gloating message a little after, he rarely straight up claimed responsibility.
 
2013-04-15 10:00:36 PM  

Infernalist: Mistymtnhop: Infernalist: Don't Claymore mines use ball-bearings?

And haven't they said that many of the injured were dealing with leg injuries?

Could the bombs have been military-grade claymore mines?

my husband said the exact same thing. But where does someone get Claymore mines?

I would guess from a military weapons depot.  I don't know the particulars, but I would assume that the National Guard would have access?  Regular military?

We had so many injured and so few dead.  So many leg injuries.  I can easily see these things slicing into people at near knee-level


The weapon is speculated to be a pipebomb left in a backpack on the ground. It'd make more sense for the lower injuries. Claymore I'm not so sure.
 
2013-04-15 10:00:36 PM  

tripleseven: Your Average Witty Fark User: Somacandra: Your Average Witty Fark User: I can't believe the number of people commenting on places like CNN blaming this on Obama.

I don't see even the hypothetical connection. Are people actually suggesting it was some kind of drone strike from the White House on the Boston Marathon?

I've seen "It's Obama's fault because he didn't stop it", "It's Obama's fault because he golfed on Saturday", "It's Obama's fault because he planned this to happen", "Radical Islam did it, so Obama", "Democrats are behind this to increase the TSA so Obama", "Socialism, so Obama", "Obama lied about Beghazi, he's lying about this", "If Obama had just banned bombs like he wants to ban guns...", etc, etc, etc...

It makes me farking sick. CNN comments look like Fox News. It sickens me to think half of this country has an IQ of 3. Combined.

Fox News shut off their comments on their site.  Apparently, they got tired of their own derp.  So, the derp moved to CNN and Yahoo news.


Wow.

Just wow
 
2013-04-15 10:00:42 PM  

aedude01: theknuckler_33: Vacation Bible School: T.rex: That #8 pic... the dude in the cowboy hat is holding the guy's femoral artery, keeping him from bleeding out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWHHWB3Jr60

Quick street interview with cowboy hat guy.

farkin' A man, that dude is trembling.

/powerful stuff

FTFA (Comments section):
For anyone not aware, this man is Carlos Arredondo, you can look him up on wikipedia. One of his sons, Marine Lance Corporal Alexander Arrendondo, was killed serving in Iraq in 2004. His only surviving son, Brian Arredondo, took his life in 2011. The two pins you see on his sweater are pictures of his sons.
And not only did he have to bear witness to yet another tragedy, but he saved a man's life. He is an amazingly brave man.

Jesus Christ.


God damn it.

At the very least, that man should not ever have to buy a beer again for the rest of his life.  If one were to see that man on the street, the immediate knee-jerk reaction should be to buy him lunch or a pint.
 
2013-04-15 10:00:46 PM  

aedude01: Jesus Christ.


No. Arredondo, Carlos Arredondo.
 
2013-04-15 10:00:53 PM  
Why the fark is the NY Post the only news outlet that has so many dead?
 
2013-04-15 10:01:02 PM  

WinoRhino: They don't use them anymore. The tags are built into your bibs.


Nevermind-- not thinking too clearly. Would have a same effect whether it was on the shoe or bib. And it's definitely not what happened anyway so it's moot.
 
2013-04-15 10:01:04 PM  
From CNN:
[Update, 8:36 p.m. ET] Investigators have warned law enforcement officers to be on the lookout for a "darker-skinned or black male" with a possible foreign accent in connection with Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to a law enforcement advisory obtained by CNN.
The man was seen with a black backpack and sweatshirt and was trying to get into a restricted area about five minutes before the first explosion, the lookout notice states.

/Lost guy with dark skin now target of manhunt.
 
2013-04-15 10:01:25 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: I'm surprised this doesn't happen more. Even with the restrictions in place, it's still relatively easy to find or make explosives. There's a never ending supply of nut jobs and an infinite supply of targets with absolutely no security measures in place, or even possible.


You left out the fact that there are very many folks the US has pissed of recently.  Some of them may even live here.  I am however very satisfied and happy with everything the goverment has ever done and in no way am I upset with anyone.  And I cannot use google to make so much as a loaf of bread let alone a b, b, bread loaf.
 
2013-04-15 10:01:29 PM  

Infernalist: What if these bombs weren't home-made at all, but military equipment?


There would be a lot more dead and injured.
 
2013-04-15 10:01:31 PM  
If the steel bearings/balls come from a claymore, they'll know.  I think they were claymores, too.
 
2013-04-15 10:02:08 PM  

OgreMagi: cloakandbadger: Dollars to donuts we're dealing with either 1) foreign Muslim nutball 2) domestic Muslim nutball 3) domestic Right-wing nutball or 4) domestic dress up like Garfield and claim obedience to the fish-people nutball.

Basically the same statements were made here on fark after the Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shooting.  Do you happen to remember the shooters political affiliation or do I need to remind you?


4)
 
2013-04-15 10:02:12 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: So more patriot acts are needed?

Would be a good start.


Then obviously the Constitution needs a rewrite...
 
2013-04-15 10:02:27 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: So more patriot acts are needed?

Would be a good start.



Done.

It's 30,000 pages, and will be on Obama's desk for signature by Thursday at noon.
 
2013-04-15 10:02:37 PM  
8 people still in critical condition.
 
2013-04-15 10:02:41 PM  

Boojum2k: From CNN:
[Update, 8:36 p.m. ET] Investigators have warned law enforcement officers to be on the lookout for a "darker-skinned or black male" with a possible foreign accent in connection with Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to a law enforcement advisory obtained by CNN.
The man was seen with a black backpack and sweatshirt and was trying to get into a restricted area about five minutes before the first explosion, the lookout notice states.

/Lost guy with dark skin now target of manhunt.


SOME PUERTO RICAN GUY!

I knew it!
 
2013-04-15 10:02:50 PM  

OgreMagi: cloakandbadger: Dollars to donuts we're dealing with either 1) foreign Muslim nutball 2) domestic Muslim nutball 3) domestic Right-wing nutball or 4) domestic dress up like Garfield and claim obedience to the fish-people nutball.

Basically the same statements were made here on fark after the Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shooting.  Do you happen to remember the shooters political affiliation or do I need to remind you?


Somebody didn't read the whole list.

Also, you thought the criminals wearing Richard Nixon masks were dangerous, it's the ones dressed like James Garfield who you've really got to worry about.
 
2013-04-15 10:02:53 PM  

Amos Quito: ScaryBottles: Who did you have your heart set on blaming?

Koreans?

Iranians?

Mooselimbs?

Palestinians?

You go ahead and blame whoever makes you feel better. Mmmkay?

I'm not blaming anyone I have no idea who did you're the one jumping to conclusions.


LOL!

I laid out the three most likely scenarios as to who may have done this:

1. TERRORISTS - domestic or foreign who are either acting out of perceived "revenge" or are trying to make a "statement".

2. False-Flag - an act committed by one party with the specific intent of having a third party (or group) blamed - the goal being political gain.

3. Crazies who have no motive other than destruction.

What other possibility could there be?

Maybe it was an accident?


No I just think your third option is a lot less likely and the second is incredibly idiotic.
 
2013-04-15 10:03:25 PM  

stainpouch: If the steel bearings/balls come from a claymore, they'll know.  I think they were claymores, too.


Jesus, you people have been playing too much Call of Duty
 
2013-04-15 10:03:29 PM  

CygnusDarius: Why the fark is the NY Post the only news outlet that has so many dead?


They may have confused it with the bombings that went on in Iraq today, which left about 50 dead.
 
2013-04-15 10:04:09 PM  

Samwise Gamgee: cretinbob: p4p3rm4t3: Any live feeds left?

Here is Brigham and Womens Hospital. SWAT and ATF are now guarding the hospital.

Why is purely speculation, and it's Foxnews, but it's a local affiliate

Maybe they're put in place in response to the initial rumors that there was a suspect at the hospital, in case people try to go all vigilante and storm the place? Jest speculatin'.


They had non-essential personnel leave the hospital. If a member of my family were in there and you told me to leave, you would be smart to call a SWAT team as a precaution.

On the other hand, from the picture on this page, I know where they are:  http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/04/15/2-explosions-hit-boston-mara t hon/

I can locate that spot to within about 5 yards. There's an Au Bon Pain right inside there. Prolly just getting coffee and a danish.
 
2013-04-15 10:04:14 PM  

Boojum2k: "darker-skinned or black male" with a possible foreign accent


Thank God there's only a few people matching that description in any large city.  Certainly, such a vague description will have no negative consequences.
 
2013-04-15 10:04:18 PM  
Doctor giving a press conference right now, says they've performed "multiple amputations".
 
2013-04-15 10:04:24 PM  

Infernalist: Don't Claymore mines use ball-bearings?

And haven't they said that many of the injured were dealing with leg injuries?

Could the bombs have been military-grade claymore mines?


No not claymores. Those have a directional charge ( front towards enemy) this was probably a pretty simple pipe bomb or other canister type device. Claymores do use a type of soft metal ball bearing. It's the same thing they did in the Civil War with canister shot from cannons. This was not directional or a huge swath of the crowd would have gone down in one direction.
 
2013-04-15 10:04:25 PM  

stainpouch: If the steel bearings/balls come from a claymore, they'll know.  I think they were claymores, too.


Claymores would not make the amount of smoke seen. And the damage would have been much worse.
 
2013-04-15 10:04:58 PM  
ok, this isn't rotten.com, guys.
 
2013-04-15 10:05:03 PM  

Boojum2k: From CNN:
[Update, 8:36 p.m. ET] Investigators have warned law enforcement officers to be on the lookout for a "darker-skinned or black male" with a possible foreign accent in connection with Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to a law enforcement advisory obtained by CNN.
The man was seen with a black backpack and sweatshirt and was trying to get into a restricted area about five minutes before the first explosion, the lookout notice states.

/Lost guy with dark skin now target of manhunt.


Underwear bomber was black with foreign accent. It is a legitimate concern. Remember the LEOs are reviewing video from security cameras, and collected from phones / cameras at the scene.
 
2013-04-15 10:05:06 PM  

Infernalist: What if these bombs weren't home-made at all, but military equipment?



Then it was either REALLY OUTDATED or piss-poor military equipment?
 
2013-04-15 10:05:24 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: The point is that whoever did this could eventually be a professor in the US and an advisor to future politicians.


It's pretty clear that you're not a fan of higher education.
 
2013-04-15 10:06:09 PM  
I am beyond horrified.  Thoughts are with those injured and lost.  That is all I have to say.
 
2013-04-15 10:06:18 PM  

Boojum2k: From CNN:
[Update, 8:36 p.m. ET] Investigators have warned law enforcement officers to be on the lookout for a "darker-skinned or black male" with a possible foreign accent in connection with Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to a law enforcement advisory obtained by CNN.
The man was seen with a black backpack and sweatshirt and was trying to get into a restricted area about five minutes before the first explosion, the lookout notice states.

/Lost guy with dark skin now target of manhunt.



former runner, jilted training partner, injured runner who couldnt compete, radicalized fundie, Dikembe Mutombo, tea party member......they all fit that description.
 
2013-04-15 10:06:27 PM  

serial_crusher: ok, this isn't rotten.com, guys.


Which is probably why the photos are being linked.
 
2013-04-15 10:06:37 PM  
 
2013-04-15 10:06:44 PM  

Infernalist: What if these bombs weren't home-made at all, but military equipment?


Then there would be a lot more people dead.
 
2013-04-15 10:07:43 PM  

Fiction Fan: kinda thought he "hit the deck" after the explosion, too You can see that the two girls on the sidelines, closer to the blast, with the yellow raincoats on are also started, but the aren't knocked off their feet. My husband, however, says look at the man's knees when he goes down, they look like they buckle. Like he was hit with shrapnel. But I think someone said earlier that the man was okay? Does anyone know?
g

=====

78-year-old Bill Iffrig. He's okay.
He went down from a combination of the concussion of the blast and a small piece of shrapnel cut his leg.
He stated the officials you see in the picture helped him back up, assisted him in crossing the finish line, then found him a wheelchair to get help for his leg, which was mostly just scraped up.


He was just interviewed on ESPN (how is it that a sports network has the most reasonable coverage) and said that his legs just went 'all noodly' from the concussion and noise.  I have been reading but not posting until I came home from work and I am not going to keep posting now but I truly hope we can start letting go of hate.  We don't know who did this or why.  None of us, of any demographic - political, religious or any other, need more hate.  We need less.  Please let it go.
 
2013-04-15 10:07:53 PM  

Katolu: gja: Run.......for your lives.

Run to the hills?


And now it's in my brain...the only cure? The Trooper.
 
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