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2013-04-15 10:20:22 PM

Peki: raerae1980: Having seen legs without bones was just as jarring.

Out of morbid curiosity, how does one get to that state? (or are you talking non-functional bones, as in a broken leg?)

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

Umm... The museum (I've been there) and your office (I've probably not been there) aren't on the bridge. Stay away from the windows and don't soil your panties. I repeat, the museum is NOT the bridge. I'm not even remotely sure how you came to that conclusion honestly.

From his P.O.V.: Still too f-ing close.


Stay away from the windows and don't let fear run your life - that's about all I can suggest. The devices aren't large enough to do much damage from the distance the bridge would be to his office. At best we're talking shattering some windows at the distance they would be.

Don't get me wrong, things like this suck - I've been in life-threatening situations and situations where people lost lives before. However, fear (a natural thing, sometimes a very valuable instinct) isn't answer. Fear is what perpetrators like this want. Don't give it to them.
 
2013-04-15 10:21:12 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: super_grass: Keizer_Ghidorah: super_grass: farkingismybusiness: Here's some more EXTREMELY NSFW NSFL photos from immediately after the blasts.

Looks like the aftermath of a drone strike, terrible.

Just like any kind of explosion caused by any kind of explosive. What was the point of this little shiat-bit?

List them.

America got a little slice of middle eastern hell today and people need to know that others are suffering from this fate outside of the country too.

But I guess empathy is a non renewable resource not to be wasted on brown people, right? Bigot.

What the flying fark are you rambling about? And good job with the ASSuming and ad hominim.


Are you playing dumb or is that just your actual lack of mental capacity?
 
2013-04-15 10:21:34 PM

super_grass: Infernalist: super_grass: Infernalist: America is not responsible for the hell that is the Middle East.

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Nice rebuttal.

There is no debate in the harm caused by America's interventionist policies in the mideast.

To deny its impact would be to deny the impact of the triangle trade. And it takes a special kind of "American exceptionalism" idiocy to do so.


So what if a similar thing happens in the Middle East? So a camel doesn't get raped that night, so what?
 
2013-04-15 10:21:55 PM

Amos Quito: Keizer_Ghidorah: 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.


Yeah, high-profile event with mucho media coverage. So?

Bombing the Boston Marathon as an "anti-Government" statement would make as much sense as PETA bombing an Arbor Day tree-planting.

/Double-Down-Derp


Apparently you've forgotten what today is.
 
2013-04-15 10:22:09 PM

super_grass: fritton: super_grass: Infernalist: America is not responsible for the hell that is the Middle East.

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Your cartoon supports your arguments so well (whatever arguments those may be..)

Shouldn't you be counting your blood money, cheney?


Wow, your rebuttals just keep getting more on-point.  Perhaps you have another cartoon to illuminate your erudite analysis?  No? Maybe a bumper sticker then...
 
2013-04-15 10:22:13 PM

jaytkay: PumpkinCake: IlGreven: Also, if you're gonna give to the Red Cross, give a little bit more to Joe Andruzzi's foundation.  After how he handled the aftermath, his charity deserves a little attention, too.

This is a really dumb question, but I'm out in CA.  Would donating blood help all the way over here?

/O- and I know where the donation clinic is in town already, just a question of curiosity.

Do it. Donating blood always helps someone.


O neg? Hell yes. Give blood often--probably save more lives than some doctors!

/thanks whatever O- donor saved my life
 
2013-04-15 10:23:29 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: super_grass: Infernalist: super_grass: Infernalist: America is not responsible for the hell that is the Middle East.

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x207]

Nice rebuttal.

There is no debate in the harm caused by America's interventionist policies in the mideast.

To deny its impact would be to deny the impact of the triangle trade. And it takes a special kind of "American exceptionalism" idiocy to do so.

So what if a similar thing happens in the Middle East? So a camel doesn't get raped that night, so what?


Well, al Qaeda blames us for killing people in the Middle East, and therefore they bomb us.

My question is: Why don't they bomb themselves? They're better at slaughtering Muslims than we are!

/al Qaeda... what is up with that?
 
2013-04-15 10:23:34 PM

fritton: super_grass: Infernalist: super_grass: Infernalist: America is not responsible for the hell that is the Middle East.

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x207]

Nice rebuttal.

There is no debate in the harm caused by America's interventionist policies in the mideast.

To deny its impact would be to deny the impact of the triangle trade. And it takes a special kind of "American exceptionalism" idiocy to do so.

And that means the US is fully responsible for the problems in the middle east.  Without us they'd be a thriving Utopia and they have *certainly* never themselves caused harm to any other nation.  So says random internet guy who still hasn't made any sort of point whatsoever.


You got him!

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
 
2013-04-15 10:24:06 PM
Don't we usually get a group claiming responsibility for this sort of thing by now?  It seems kind of strange that there's been a lot of silence on that front, especially with no one in custody.
 
2013-04-15 10:24:42 PM
Amos Quito:  Ah, but rumor has it that they found a THIRD, unexploded device that could be chock-full of "clues", real or planted.

Which is all the more reason to question the idea of it being a false flag.
I don't want to let hundreds of investigators follow a trail of breadcrumbs around a crime that I committed.  The case needs to be open and shut while public anger and confusion is at its peak with the fewest people in on the scheme.

Expedience is key for the same reason liberals always accuse the tea party after shootings (only for most shooters to be confused kids with apolitical backgrounds). Now is the time when most peoples opinions are made.  If someone shouts a lie loud enough then it becomes a fact in the public eye.
The ideal lie, in the form of someone taking responsibility, would be in the press by now.

Given the small size, limited destruction and (apparent) crude nature of the devices, I would think it unlikely that it was either a foreign-sponsored act OR a false-flag, as in either case one would expect more sophistication and effectiveness.

I think its actually a hallmark of foreign attacks.
Bombs can be expensive and tricky to make, so US bombers tend to pour all of their resources into one device at a time.

In foreign nations (where the media is state controlled) a single blast could be explained away as a gas leak or some other incident.
Foreign bombers are also notorious for using small bombs to drive crowds towards the bigger ones, and using delayed explosions to injure rescue workers.The bombers mix was probably off because the fed has been watching sales of certain chemicals.
Not many amateurs have the means or experience to pull off multiple remote detonations.

Someones put alot of effort into these attacks, and I'm thinking it has to be someone with more of a bone to pick than simply hating on gays or tax collectors.
 
2013-04-15 10:24:42 PM

Worldwalker: On the other hand, if someone was specifically trying to kill one or more people in the crowd, and have it blamed on terrorism, that would be a good way to do it. People have crashed planes to kill someone on board them -- why not set off bombs? If I was the cops, I'd want to look really hard at the ex-spouses, spurned lovers, fired employees, etc., of everyone who was in that area at the time. It would not surprise me in the slightest to find the murderer among them.

Scenario: Fred is a former postal worker who wants to kill Charlie, the guy who fired him. He knows Charlie's son Joe is going to be running in the Boston Marathon. So he plants his bombs, and when Joe is close to the finish line, and Charlie is moving up to watch him finish, Fred sets off the bombs. Maybe he kills Charlie, maybe he has to try again later, but either way, nobody's looking at him. He was just a guy in the crowd, and not any sort of terrorist. Just, y'know, a guy with a major beef against someone else who he knew was going to be there.

Truth? Speculation? I dunno. But it doesn't seem to be anything anyone is looking at.


No one's mentioned that idea because it's completely retarded.

If you wanted to kill someone 'randomly' and deflect attention from your crime, you wouldn't murder a boatload of people with multiple explosive devices at a big marathon. Because the whole world is going to come down on your ass for what you just did. Forensic investigation is very good, and you're going to have hundreds of people searching for you, checking video, etc.

No, this is a terrorist attack, plain and simple. Doubtful it's domestic and organizational because within the US the FBI can and will literally dismantle any domestic terror organization responsible. Could be a couple of lone domestic terrorists, like McVeigh.  I personally think this was perpetrated by a foreign national.
 
2013-04-15 10:24:47 PM

Your Average Witty Fark User: tripleseven:  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.

As I don't go to that site, I didn't know that- but it makes perfect sense.

meat0918: 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

We think we have trolls here on Fark.

Don't read the comments on CNN. These people genuinely believe what they're saying. And it's sickening.


I don't read the comments on the major news sites.

What was displayed on Facebook a few years ago drove me away from even that.  I shudder to think about what is on there today.  Maybe I just have shiatty family and friends.  I didn't like seeing the glimpses of what they really believed.

I'll make a tiny "+" to offset a larger "-"column now, because I have nothing original to offer at the moment.

i457.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-15 10:24:53 PM

Mock26: nvmac: Mock26: So, has anyone in this thread yet blamed the government for this?

Did you want to be the first?

I did not make any such claim.  I was just wondering if any of the asshats were out yet.


Oh yes, since the very beginning.

/surprisingly almost immediately
 
2013-04-15 10:25:06 PM

WinoRhino: All_Farked_Up: Claymores would not make the amount of smoke seen. And the damage would have been much worse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBB3OS0Ir2U">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=mBB3OS0Ir2U

Looks like the same amount of smoke to me. And the footage of the blast shows most of it going toward the barricade. And there were a lot of ball bearings hitting people's legs. I have no idea what they used, and suggestions are that they were home made devices. SO maybe something that mimicked claymores. Anyhow, they do make quite a bit of smoke.



Putting ball bearings, glass, nails, any sort of item that can be propelled outwards by the blast to rip into peoples flesh is how you make small bombs kill and injure more people than the explosives themselves. It also allows the explosive to kill and injure people at greater distances because the blast radius might be 5-10 feet but the shrapnel can damage people out to 20, 30, 100 feet.

The explosion (fireball) in your claymore video is faster than the one in the video of the marathon explosion. The smoke in the claymore video could also be dust from from what should be the charred ground of the claymore tutorial range.
 
2013-04-15 10:25:23 PM

meat0918: 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


Oh, this did this like a year ago I think.  Not related to todays events or anything.
 
2013-04-15 10:25:27 PM
Are you claymore people for real? Is it so hard to imagine a homemade devide using readily-available ball bearings as shrapnel?

/not to mention, claymores are uni-directional
 
2013-04-15 10:25:43 PM

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



Supposedly the older runner who was shown falling down when one of the bombs went off claims that he saw part of the bomb and said it resembled a coffee can. I'm with the others here that if it was a claymore, there'd be a hell of a lot more than three people dead, or else that claymore company is really shiatty at making military grade explosives. From the very beginning, this looked like a pipe bomb, like the 1996 Olympic bombing, which also only killed a couple of people but injured a lot more.
 
2013-04-15 10:25:47 PM

miss diminutive: Today's events have both saddened and angered me, sentiments I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling. Then coming into these threads and seeing countless Farkers stumble over one another to place the blame on whichever group suits their particular agenda and personal viewpoint angered me further. I was honestly disgusted with humanity. Then, I stopped and realized that this is probably the symptom of living in an age where we have instantaneous access to horrible events yet, stuck behind our keyboards, there's simply nothing we can do about them. We can't help those afflicted, we can't lend a helping hand, we can't search for those responsible. In that void maybe we search for something, anything, to do. And maybe assigning blame seems the path of least resistance.

Looking at the scenes of carnage from the race my first thoughts were "what sort of monster would do this?" and if I let myself go down that path it's easy to start to believe that the world is going to hell and that we've completely lost our humanity. But when you look past the images of maimed people you see countless others who rushed to the scene, disregarding their own safety, to help in any way possible. For every one monster out there, there are least 1000 people willing to stop and help, to lend a hand or a shoulder. For every political douchebag interested in scoring points in some twisted blame game, there are a thousand people who want nothing more than peace for those injured and justice brought to those responsible.

So, I'm going to make a donation to the red cross (I'm too light to donate blood), I'm going to help my elderly neighbour trim her hedges tomorrow evening and I'm going to hug my friends and offer them my time should they need it. I can't help the people of Boston, but I can make my tiny corner of the world a better place, and collectively that beats any monster with a bomb full of shrapnel every time. At least, in my opinion it does.

/sorry for rant
//yeah, lighten up francis


THIS.

A billion times this.
 
2013-04-15 10:25:49 PM

nvmac: miss diminutive: Today's events have both saddened and angered me, sentiments I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling. Then coming into these threads and seeing countless Farkers stumble over one another to place the blame on whichever group suits their particular agenda and personal viewpoint angered me further. I was honestly disgusted with humanity. Then, I stopped and realized that this is probably the symptom of living in an age where we have instantaneous access to horrible events yet, stuck behind our keyboards, there's simply nothing we can do about them. We can't help those afflicted, we can't lend a helping hand, we can't search for those responsible. In that void maybe we search for something, anything, to do. And maybe assigning blame seems the path of least resistance.

Looking at the scenes of carnage from the race my first thoughts were "what sort of monster would do this?" and if I let myself go down that path it's easy to start to believe that the world is going to hell and that we've completely lost our humanity. But when you look past the images of maimed people you see countless others who rushed to the scene, disregarding their own safety, to help in any way possible. For every one monster out there, there are least 1000 people willing to stop and help, to lend a hand or a shoulder. For every political douchebag interested in scoring points in some twisted blame game, there are a thousand people who want nothing more than peace for those injured and justice brought to those responsible.

So, I'm going to make a donation to the red cross (I'm too light to donate blood), I'm going to help my elderly neighbour trim her hedges tomorrow evening and I'm going to hug my friends and offer them my time should they need it. I can't help the people of Boston, but I can make my tiny corner of the world a better place, and collectively that beats any monster with a bomb full of shrapnel every time. At least, in my opinion it does.

/sorry for rant
//yeah, lighten ...


Miss D, you rock. I'll be traveling for the next two days (my mother's not going to live out the year and has asked to see me. She's kind of evil, but it seems like the right thing to do), but I plan on trying to do the same as much as possible for my fellow travelers.
 
2013-04-15 10:26:23 PM

ScaryBottles: 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.



So you don't believe that crazies do crazy things, and you don't know the history of False-Flag attacks - successful or attempted?

Do you also not remember 9-11? And how we "punished the evildoers", most of whom were from Saudi Arabia and were directed from Afghanistan by ATTACKING IRAQ?

Are you that young, or just that naive?

/Who shall we bomb tomorrow?
 
2013-04-15 10:26:37 PM

fritton: super_grass: fritton: super_grass: Infernalist: America is not responsible for the hell that is the Middle East.

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x207]

Your cartoon supports your arguments so well (whatever arguments those may be..)

Shouldn't you be counting your blood money, cheney?

Wow, your rebuttals just keep getting more on-point.  Perhaps you have another cartoon to illuminate your erudite analysis?  No? Maybe a bumper sticker then...


Naw.

You guys already cornered the "justifying heinous acts with bumper stickers" market around '03.
 
2013-04-15 10:26:39 PM

miss diminutive: Today's events have both saddened and angered me, sentiments I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling. Then coming into these threads and seeing countless Farkers stumble over one another to place the blame on whichever group suits their particular agenda and personal viewpoint angered me further. I was honestly disgusted with humanity. Then, I stopped and realized that this is probably the symptom of living in an age where we have instantaneous access to horrible events yet, stuck behind our keyboards, there's simply nothing we can do about them. We can't help those afflicted, we can't lend a helping hand, we can't search for those responsible. In that void maybe we search for something, anything, to do. And maybe assigning blame seems the path of least resistance.

Looking at the scenes of carnage from the race my first thoughts were "what sort of monster would do this?" and if I let myself go down that path it's easy to start to believe that the world is going to hell and that we've completely lost our humanity. But when you look past the images of maimed people you see countless others who rushed to the scene, disregarding their own safety, to help in any way possible. For every one monster out there, there are least 1000 people willing to stop and help, to lend a hand or a shoulder. For every political douchebag interested in scoring points in some twisted blame game, there are a thousand people who want nothing more than peace for those injured and justice brought to those responsible.

So, I'm going to make a donation to the red cross (I'm too light to donate blood), I'm going to help my elderly neighbour trim her hedges tomorrow evening and I'm going to hug my friends and offer them my time should they need it. I can't help the people of Boston, but I can make my tiny corner of the world a better place, and collectively that beats any monster with a bomb full of shrapnel every time. At least, in my opinion it does.

/sorry for rant
//yeah, lighten up francis


If a group of Boston-area Farkers would like get together and donate plasma or platelets as a group, I'd like to be a part of that.  That said, it was suggested in the other thread that donating blood right now might not be helpful.  The Red Cross has said that they have enough blood on hand to meet demand.  Donating ties up the resources who collect the blood, and if it just gets incinerated in the hope that maybe it'll get the donor into the habit of donating, that's kind of a waste.

Here are the general eligibility requirements for blood donation:

Blood (whole blood): Every 56 days
Platelets: Every 7 days, up to 24 times / year
Plasma: Every 28 days, up to 13 times / year
Double Red Cells: Every 112 days, up to 3 times / year

Donors must be healthy, at least 17 years old in most states, and weigh at least 110 pounds.  Double Red Cell Donors must be healthy and 17 years old in most states, and men must be at least 5'1" and weigh 130 lbs, while women must be at least 5'5" and weigh at least 150 lbs.

Link:   http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements
 
2013-04-15 10:27:46 PM

Worldwalker: I haven't read this whole thread, just skimmed it, but there's one thing I'm not seeing:

There's all sorts of speculation among my fellow Farkers about whether it's foreign terrorism, domestic terrorism, Muslims, Tea Partiers, or some random sort of wacko ... and missing one possibility:

Why would someone who wanted to make a major "statement" and cause mass mayhem/death set off bombs two hours after the first runners came across the line? By then, everything that matters is over, the crowds have thinned out, people are starting to leave, etc.

On the other hand, if someone was specifically trying to kill one or more people in the crowd, and have it blamed on terrorism, that would be a good way to do it. People have crashed planes to kill someone on board them -- why not set off bombs? If I was the cops, I'd want to look really hard at the ex-spouses, spurned lovers, fired employees, etc., of everyone who was in that area at the time. It would not surprise me in the slightest to find the murderer among them.

Scenario: Fred is a former postal worker who wants to kill Charlie, the guy who fired him. He knows Charlie's son Joe is going to be running in the Boston Marathon. So he plants his bombs, and when Joe is close to the finish line, and Charlie is moving up to watch him finish, Fred sets off the bombs. Maybe he kills Charlie, maybe he has to try again later, but either way, nobody's looking at him. He was just a guy in the crowd, and not any sort of terrorist. Just, y'know, a guy with a major beef against someone else who he knew was going to be there.

Truth? Speculation? I dunno. But it doesn't seem to be anything anyone is looking at.


Could be a faulty trigger device or mis-timed fuse system. Also could be to hit the larger group of runners in the middle of the pack and all of their friends/families/whatevers waiting for them near the finish line. Could also have been dropped off really close to explosion time as the bomber may have had difficulty getting to the target zone earlier. Could be bad planning, not knowing when the first runners were expected to cross the line. Bomber could just be farking crazy as all getout and had no real plan.
 
2013-04-15 10:27:52 PM

John Buck 41: super_grass: Keizer_Ghidorah: super_grass: farkingismybusiness: Here's some more EXTREMELY NSFW NSFL photos from immediately after the blasts.

Looks like the aftermath of a drone strike, terrible.

Just like any kind of explosion caused by any kind of explosive. What was the point of this little shiat-bit?

List them.

America got a little slice of middle eastern hell today and people need to know that others are suffering from this fate outside of the country too.

But I guess empathy is a non renewable resource not to be wasted on brown people, right? Bigot.

Call me crazy, but when something like this happens in the country I live in, I tend to pay a bit more attention to it. Got a problem with that? I don't care.


This
 
2013-04-15 10:28:38 PM

super_grass: Keizer_Ghidorah: super_grass: Keizer_Ghidorah: super_grass: farkingismybusiness: Here's some more EXTREMELY NSFW NSFL photos from immediately after the blasts.

Looks like the aftermath of a drone strike, terrible.

Just like any kind of explosion caused by any kind of explosive. What was the point of this little shiat-bit?

List them.

America got a little slice of middle eastern hell today and people need to know that others are suffering from this fate outside of the country too.

But I guess empathy is a non renewable resource not to be wasted on brown people, right? Bigot.

What the flying fark are you rambling about? And good job with the ASSuming and ad hominim.

Are you playing dumb or is that just your actual lack of mental capacity?


Funny, coming from someone who accuses all Americans as being Middle East haters and 100% responsible for the 2,000 years of strife and conflict that's occurred there. Try throwing in some "sins of the father" and "guilt by association" while you're at it, you're already trying to go for the whole hog.
 
2013-04-15 10:30:05 PM
So many Americans are quick to add insult to injury.
Very depressing lot.
 
2013-04-15 10:30:25 PM

The Incredible Sexual Egg: robolobo: Find them

Track them

Kill them

Hang 'em in the Common


Burnin's too good for him. Hangin's too good for him. He should be torn into little itsy bitsy pieces and BURIED ALIVE!!!
www.heavymetal.com
 
2013-04-15 10:31:10 PM

Mister Pleco: I don't know if the device was in plain sight.


Either in plain sight, or in a bomb-sized hiding place that was made available for hiding a bomb <i>at the finish line of the Boston Marathon</i>. Not sure which is worse.

Let's just call it even (and ignore the fact that there hasn't been any security camera footage of the site of the explosion released that would reveal who put it there, and no suspects yet). So not only has the bombing been successful, and the perp(s) have left the scene, but unlike running a red light almost anywhere in the country, we have no footage of the perp(s).

Good job, authorities. Glad you're putting those flak jackets and assault vehicles to good use.
 
2013-04-15 10:31:32 PM
It looks to me as though these weapons were meant to maim. This event is very tragic.
 
2013-04-15 10:32:03 PM
Work in the John Handcock...

The building shook and what sounded like an artillery shell going off came from the finish line a block away. Every cop in the city was screaming down that way right withing minutes.  My heart immediately dropped into my stomach, cause I knew something bad just happened to a someone over there.  The sound was unmistakable to me.  Manhole fires and transformer explosions don't make that sound.

Thoughts are with the victims and rescue personal.  Marathon Monday, The Red Sox game, the re-enactment of Lexington and Concord.  It's a really special day for us and all of the area as we bid our normally harsh New England winters farewell.

I hope this don't change much, if anything in what we do.  If it does, they won.
 
2013-04-15 10:32:28 PM

John Buck 41: super_grass: Keizer_Ghidorah: super_grass: farkingismybusiness: Here's some more EXTREMELY NSFW NSFL photos from immediately after the blasts.

Looks like the aftermath of a drone strike, terrible.

Just like any kind of explosion caused by any kind of explosive. What was the point of this little shiat-bit?

List them.

America got a little slice of middle eastern hell today and people need to know that others are suffering from this fate outside of the country too.

But I guess empathy is a non renewable resource not to be wasted on brown people, right? Bigot.

Call me crazy, but when something like this happens in the country I live in, I tend to pay a bit more attention to it. Got a problem with that? I don't care.


A narrow minded nationalist who can't conjure up even a minuscule of empathy for people outside of your imaginary lines?

People like you tend to lead to political disasters where your countrymen are sent overseas in fancy uniforms and returned in fancy boxes.
 
2013-04-15 10:33:25 PM
*Checks the derp on /pol/*

THERMITE FOUND AT THE BOSTON SITES!
"People were reporting silver colored dust in the area. If you look at the pictures right after the detonation you can clearly see this in the air. Who has the most to gain from this all? Obama and his elite handlers. This is another inside job using the same materials that brought down building 7. Don't let them cover this up"


*backs away slowly*
 
2013-04-15 10:33:26 PM
Prayers to everyone involved....and that Bruins game on Wednesday is going to be a LOT more than just a hockey game, will be shedding tears just seeing how the crowd will react.
 
2013-04-15 10:33:44 PM

miss diminutive: Today's events have both saddened and angered me, sentiments I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling. Then coming into these threads and seeing countless Farkers stumble over one another to place the blame on whichever group suits their particular agenda and personal viewpoint angered me further. I was honestly disgusted with humanity. Then, I stopped and realized that this is probably the symptom of living in an age where we have instantaneous access to horrible events yet, stuck behind our keyboards, there's simply nothing we can do about them. We can't help those afflicted, we can't lend a helping hand, we can't search for those responsible. In that void maybe we search for something, anything, to do. And maybe assigning blame seems the path of least resistance.

Looking at the scenes of carnage from the race my first thoughts were "what sort of monster would do this?" and if I let myself go down that path it's easy to start to believe that the world is going to hell and that we've completely lost our humanity. But when you look past the images of maimed people you see countless others who rushed to the scene, disregarding their own safety, to help in any way possible. For every one monster out there, there are least 1000 people willing to stop and help, to lend a hand or a shoulder. For every political douchebag interested in scoring points in some twisted blame game, there are a thousand people who want nothing more than peace for those injured and justice brought to those responsible.

So, I'm going to make a donation to the red cross (I'm too light to donate blood), I'm going to help my elderly neighbour trim her hedges tomorrow evening and I'm going to hug my friends and offer them my time should they need it. I can't help the people of Boston, but I can make my tiny corner of the world a better place, and collectively that beats any monster with a bomb full of shrapnel every time. At least, in my opinion it does.

/sorry for rant
//yeah, lighten up francis


That's not a rant, that's a plead.

And an Amen to that.
 
2013-04-15 10:33:52 PM
Miss diminutive, you hit the nail on the head. Your rant was perfect. Ill try to do something nice to help others tomorrow.
 
2013-04-15 10:33:59 PM

Amos Quito: ScaryBottles: 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.


So you don't believe that crazies do crazy things, and you don't know the history of False-Flag attacks - successful or attempted?

Do you also not remember 9-11? And how we "punished the evildoers", most of whom were from Saudi Arabia and were directed from Afghanistan by ATTACKING IRAQ?

Are you that young, or just that naive?

/Who shall we bomb tomorrow?


I just would prefer it if we had some evidence before we start bombing.
 
2013-04-15 10:33:59 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: coming from someone who accuses all Americans as being Middle East haters and 100% responsible for the 2,000 years of strife and conflict that's occurred there


Nobody said that. Did you just make this up on the spot to rationalise your own callousness?

You're entitled to your opinions, not your own reality.
 
2013-04-15 10:34:35 PM

super_grass: Infernalist: super_grass: Infernalist: America is not responsible for the hell that is the Middle East.

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Nice rebuttal.

There is no debate in the harm caused by America's interventionist policies in the mideast.

To deny its impact would be to deny the impact of the triangle trade. And it takes a special kind of "American exceptionalism" idiocy to do so.


There is plenty to debate in just how much harm America has caused in general in any region of the world.

But to blame the 'hell' that the ME is on the US is retarded, based in bias and completely ignorant of all the other mitigating factors that have played a part in crafting the Ninth layer of Hell that is the Middle East.

Such as religion, British-mandated borderlines, an addiction to oil that rivals the worst drugs, ignorance and ethnic hatreds that make anything the US has ever known seem paltry and petty by comparison.

But no, you go ahead and blame it all on the US.  We're totally responsible for how the ME turned out.

Retard.
 
2013-04-15 10:34:57 PM
Thank You!

Aigoo:
 "What happened in Boston today is not about politics--yours, mine, or anyone else's. It's a horrific tragedy in which people are dead and dying, people are losing limbs, and there is still blood running in the streets of Boston on what should be a day celebrating the triumph of one of the oldest sporting events and traditions in our country. Leave the bullshiat out of it, wish the best for the Farkers in Boston, and if you're so inclined, send prayers, best wishes, happy thoughts, wishes upon a star, or general positivity towards Boston and Massachusetts in general. But for fark's sake, keep that political bullshiat to yourself. Just for one goddamned day. "
 
2013-04-15 10:35:17 PM

nvmac: Mock26: nvmac: Mock26: So, has anyone in this thread yet blamed the government for this?

Did you want to be the first?

I did not make any such claim.  I was just wondering if any of the asshats were out yet.

Oh yes, since the very beginning.

/surprisingly almost immediately


This surprises you why?
 
2013-04-15 10:35:22 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: *Checks the derp on /pol/*

THERMITE FOUND AT THE BOSTON SITES!
"People were reporting silver colored dust in the area. If you look at the pictures right after the detonation you can clearly see this in the air. Who has the most to gain from this all? Obama and his elite handlers. This is another inside job using the same materials that brought down building 7. Don't let them cover this up"

*backs away slowly*


I believe /pol/ is just people trying to outdo each other over Insane Troll Logic and they can't tell that everyone else is joking.
 
2013-04-15 10:35:23 PM
On the other hand, if someone was specifically trying to kill one or more people in the crowd, and have it blamed on terrorism, that would be a good way to do it. People have crashed planes to kill someone on board them -- why not set off bombs? If I was the cops, I'd want to look really hard at the ex-spouses, spurned lovers, fired employees, etc., of everyone who was in that area at the time. It would not surprise me in the slightest to find the murderer among them.

Quite plausible.
 
2013-04-15 10:35:58 PM
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2013-04-15 10:36:03 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Apparently you've forgotten what today is.


The day makes a little bit of sense.
The target makes much less sense.

Our home grown nutjobs nearly always target specific buildings/people. (OKC, IRS, Anthrax to legislators , etc.)
General mayhem isn't usually their MO.  Now if you tell me there is a federal building on the block or some important politician was suppose to be there, I'll change my mind, but the Times Square attempt from a while back shows that the Islamic guys are still trying, and frankly this kind of attack is very much their style. (of course they have a lot of styles....) but multiple small bombs targeting random civilians is very similar to the London, Spain and Bali attacks.  If that rental truck rumor from earlier is true, then it very much matches the "use small bombs to drive people to the big bomb" tactic.
 
2013-04-15 10:36:31 PM
Guy on CNN just implicated the entire state of Georgia.

/I didn't do it
 
2013-04-15 10:37:56 PM

way south: Not many amateurs have the means or experience to pull off multiple remote detonations.


This data point struck me as well. Remote, nearly simultaneous bomb explosions is not easy. And resulting in 130-some casualties. Target selection was perfect. Bomb placement was perfect. The bombs were likely small yet quite powerful. All point to experience and sophistication.
 
2013-04-15 10:38:11 PM

Delay: 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.


Welcome to the world of the single-issue voter. No matter the shape of the peg, it will be hammered into their hole.
 
2013-04-15 10:38:12 PM
I wish somebody would hack Best Korea's website and post a statement claiming responsibility. They'd be shiatting their pants trying to regain control of their site.
 
2013-04-15 10:38:21 PM

EchoMike: [img14.imageshack.us image 610x487]



YOU HAVE BALLS!-Tourettes Guy
 
2013-04-15 10:38:29 PM

mccallcl: Mister Pleco: I don't know if the device was in plain sight.

Either in plain sight, or in a bomb-sized hiding place that was made available for hiding a bomb <i>at the finish line of the Boston Marathon</i>. Not sure which is worse.

Let's just call it even (and ignore the fact that there hasn't been any security camera footage of the site of the explosion released that would reveal who put it there, and no suspects yet). So not only has the bombing been successful, and the perp(s) have left the scene, but unlike running a red light almost anywhere in the country, we have no footage of the perp(s).

Good job, authorities. Glad you're putting those flak jackets and assault vehicles to good use.


This may come as a shock to you, but authorities often hold evidence that they don't share with other people. There were plenty of security cameras in the area.

And do you really want to live in a state or martial law? Because that's what it would have taken to completely lock down the BOSTON MARATHON instantaneously.
 
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