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2013-04-15 11:53:49 PM

CygnusDarius: cameroncrazy1984: s2s2s2: There was a local coach that was in communication with his runners. He said that they mentioned a lot more police and military presence than last year. He also said that within seconds of the blast, black SUVs swarmed the scene.

:/

But the important question is...were there black HELICOPTERS??

That's when you know.

I think that they'd be using black drones now.


They piggyback on weather choppers.
 
2013-04-15 11:53:50 PM
Wanted for questioning.
dvdmedia.ign.com

//too soon?
 
2013-04-15 11:54:20 PM
BuckTurgidson: I hope Tibia Man pulls through and becomes the next blade runner.

Bonanza Jellybean: What do you have against his girlfriend!?!??
Trocadero: Up until the girlfriend murdering part.


Forgot where I was, touché.
 
2013-04-15 11:54:26 PM

Mr Rogers is aroused: gadian: I suppose some have started a count down until Obama calls this terrorism.

from the headline on news.google.com:

Chicago Tribune - 12 minutes agoTwo bombs ripped through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people, maiming others and injuring more than 100 in what a White House official said would be treated as an "act of terror." It was the worst bombing on ...


you missed the countdown to zero by a few minutes.


Not close enough. See: Benghazi.
 
2013-04-15 11:54:34 PM

CygnusDarius: contrapunctus: jack21221: Here's an article about Carlos Arredondo:

http://www.ibtimes.com/meet-carlos-arredondo-cowboy-hat-wearing-hero -b oston-marathon-bombing-1194089


Let this be the turning point in American culture.  Pretty please.

A turning point where instead of Kardashians being showered with money and fame, we bestow it upon people like this guy.  Pinching off a femoral artery to keep an amputated victim from losing any more blood?  How many people can look in the mirror and say they have the balls to do something like that?

I'm almost 100% certain I would have passed out from the sight of it alone.

This.


Seconded.
 
2013-04-15 11:54:53 PM

ongbok: Void_Beavis: ongbok: cameroncrazy1984: Giltric: Guy was acting suspicious after the bombing and a group of people tackled him....supposedly this is the "saudi national" they were talking about earlier and he is cooperating with authorities

I've seen muslims shout allah ackbar when enemies have died and when compatriots have died. There are many reasons to say it, I wonder if this was the suspicious activity they are talking about, dude was sending an SOS to God and caught a beatdown.

He was running away from the explosion. Totally suspicious.

If he was so innocent, why was he running away?

Hey man, if shiat is exploding all around you and people are getting their legs chopped off from underneath them what the fark would you do?

Walk away slowly and very cool looking. If I had a pair of sunglasses I would put them on as the carnage unfolded around me. Hopefully I would also be wearing a duster so the air current created by the blast would blow it open.


Since it involves explosions, this is obviously more of a Michael Bay kind of moment, so instead you look at the flag for three whole minutes, you get your war face, and start running.
 
2013-04-15 11:54:59 PM

KarmicDisaster: shower_in_my_socks: Cobataiwan: I predict this attack was not done on this specific day EXCEPT there was a famous marathon being run at the time.


While I give it 51/49 odds that it's homegrown vs. foreign terrorism, I agree that the event was the target, not the fact that it was tax day and the Tea Party happened in Boston. Also, if it was anti-government, they would probably attack a government building, McVeigh-style. So the event that was attacked makes me think foreign terrorists. However, nobody has claimed responsibility and they were pretty weak bombs, which is not Muslim terrorist MO. You don't train and send a terrorist all the way to the US to set-off gunpowder pipe bombs.

My money's on it being a lone nutjob with an agenda that doesn't fit neatly into the teabagger/Islamist molds.

Is it really "terrorism" if it turns out to have been perpetrated by, say,  a lone nutjob with no sane agenda?



Well, yes... and no.

On the one hand, NO.

But on the other hand, "terrorism" is whatever suits the Political agenda of the day.. so YES!
 
2013-04-15 11:55:17 PM
More info on the search going on at the Revere apartment building:

A law enforcement source tells Fox 25 that a large police presence at a home in Revere is related to the Boston Marathon bombings.

The source said that a suspicious driver was pulled over by Revere police after driving past the State Police barracks a number of times.

The driver reportedly had a "nervous demeanor."

The driver then led police, as well as the FBI, to a home in the area of Ocean Avenue and Beach Street.
 
2013-04-15 11:55:53 PM

The Voice of Doom: al's hat
There will be a whole lot of video to look at when you factor in ATM's, building security cameras, and video recorded by individuals watching and news crews reporting on the marathon.

I don't know if Boston has it, but besides the news cameras, the Berlin Marathon also had a stalkerish camera service for capturing runners on video so that you can then order a video clip of runner #xyz at the start, certain way points (like a landmark or every x miles) and obviously at the finish line and in the end zone.
Then again, those cameras are set up to capture the track and not the people on the side.


Pretty common.  I just ran the Barcelona Marathon on St. Patrick's Day and they had video and pictures of me every 5km or so.
 
2013-04-15 11:56:41 PM
From the size of the flash, the color, and the volume of white smoke pouring straight up, combined with a tightly contained explosion at ground level (ground level based on the types and placement of the leg injuries, contained partly by the crowd, but look at the video...balloons un popped within feet of the blast).
The explosive used was probably PETN.

Either remotely detonated or likely timed.

Placement of secondaries and a massive soft target of an international event right in front of the largest collection of cameras and tv crews.

This is Al Qaeda or an affiliate.
 
2013-04-15 11:56:50 PM

ongbok: Void_Beavis: ongbok: cameroncrazy1984: Giltric: Guy was acting suspicious after the bombing and a group of people tackled him....supposedly this is the "saudi national" they were talking about earlier and he is cooperating with authorities

I've seen muslims shout allah ackbar when enemies have died and when compatriots have died. There are many reasons to say it, I wonder if this was the suspicious activity they are talking about, dude was sending an SOS to God and caught a beatdown.

He was running away from the explosion. Totally suspicious.

If he was so innocent, why was he running away?

Hey man, if shiat is exploding all around you and people are getting their legs chopped off from underneath them what the fark would you do?

Walk away slowly and very cool looking. If I had a pair of sunglasses I would put them on as the carnage unfolded around me. Hopefully I would also be wearing a duster so the air current created by the blast would blow it open.


www.american-buddha.com
 
2013-04-15 11:57:11 PM

shower_in_my_socks: It's pretty stupid that people thought the bomber was one of the injured victims in the hospital. I'm sure the only person on the planet who knew those bombs were going to go off sure as fark wasn't standing next to one of them waiting for it to explode. McVeigh was blocks away from his truck bomb when it went off, and I'm sure this @sshole was too.



Never overestimate the intelligence of a "bomber".
 
2013-04-15 11:57:17 PM

shower_in_my_socks: More info on the search going on at the Revere apartment building:



...and just like that, there's a report that the search of the apartment building is over and police are leaving. Sounds like another false alarm caused by a dummy who was acting suspiciously around cops.
 
2013-04-15 11:57:27 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: BuckTurgidson: I hope Tibia Man pulls through and becomes the next blade runner.

What do you have against his girlfriend!?!??


Well, maybe he becomes the next Adam Jensen.

/He never asked for this
 
2013-04-15 11:57:28 PM
 
2013-04-15 11:57:51 PM
www.fbastard.com
 
2013-04-15 11:58:26 PM
glad there's good leads and hopefully they'll find the shiatbag(s) responsible very soon.  love you boston.
 
2013-04-15 11:59:57 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: [i.imgur.com image 500x467]

*sigh*


That.....can't be real. No way. Impossible.
 
2013-04-16 12:00:12 AM

Trocadero: shower_in_my_socks: It's pretty stupid that people thought the bomber was one of the injured victims in the hospital. I'm sure the only person on the planet who knew those bombs were going to go off sure as fark wasn't standing next to one of them waiting for it to explode. McVeigh was blocks away from his truck bomb when it went off, and I'm sure this @sshole was too.

A lot of bombs in Iraq and around the Middle East are carried by one guy, willingly or otherwise, and detonated by someone else.



Damn, that would REALLY test the power of your antiperspirant, wouldn't it?
 
2013-04-16 12:00:18 AM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Dude, seriously, shut the fark up. There's enough retardation in this thread without you adding to it.


Maybe you're too young to remember, but 9/11 was a shiatshow, exactly because everybody held hands and had a circlejerk instead of demanding answers. If you want comfort and reassurance, eat some iced cream.

wxboy: All the private security cameras from businesses, the public security cameras, you're talking possibly thousands of hours of footage looking at a very crowded area.


There are a limited number of sites where bombs were placed. There are dozens (hundreds?) of people trained and available to review footage. There is no practical reason why a photo has not been released, or at least more information. When a child is abducted, we get more info than this and we get it sooner.

I am not overestimating the investigative power of the United States government, they are the most powerful investigative organization on Earth, with a multi-billion-dollar budget and a custom-made agency for this exact task. I have no doubt that there are multiple suspects, and photos are already available to insiders. I'm sure they appreciate your "lovable but inept goofball" defense. Kurt Schwartz, the regional DHS guy for MA is a former cop and a serious criminal investigator. I'm not sure he'd appreciate your help painting the agency as inept, but he definitely appreciates the extra time to get his story straight.

Mark my words, lots of security footage is going to be missing. Not because there's a conspiracy, but because most people suck at their jobs and this is one of those times where getting caught sucking at your job is going to get you in big trouble.
 
2013-04-16 12:01:15 AM
On the Saudi "suspect" - "Sources tell ABC he's a Saudi national on a student visa and his record has checked out clean"

Not sure what a record checking out as "clean" means.
 
2013-04-16 12:01:20 AM
And so he says to me, you want to be a bad guy? and I say Yeah Baby! I want to be bad! I says Churchill space ponies I'm making gravy without the lumps! Ah ha ha ha ha haaaaa!!!!!
 
2013-04-16 12:01:40 AM

thisisyourbrainonFark: Void_Beavis: ongbok: cameroncrazy1984: Giltric: Guy was acting suspicious after the bombing and a group of people tackled him....supposedly this is the "saudi national" they were talking about earlier and he is cooperating with authorities

I've seen muslims shout allah ackbar when enemies have died and when compatriots have died. There are many reasons to say it, I wonder if this was the suspicious activity they are talking about, dude was sending an SOS to God and caught a beatdown.

He was running away from the explosion. Totally suspicious.

If he was so innocent, why was he running away?

Hey man, if shiat is exploding all around you and people are getting their legs chopped off from underneath them what the fark would you do?


Yeah yeah. My sarcasm detector is a bit off tonight due to the major level of piss-offedness (new word) I feel about this event.

I dunno, but when I see 8 year old kids and such murdered on live TV it kinda makes things "not funny" for a while afterwords.
 
2013-04-16 12:01:45 AM
ongbok:
Walk away slowly and very cool looking. If I had a pair of sunglasses I would put them on as the carnage unfolded around me. Hopefully I would also be wearing a duster so the air current created by the blast would blow it open.

 Don't forget to light a cigarette at precisely the right moment.
 
2013-04-16 12:01:48 AM
Just plain WOW! I just saw an interview with the guy in the red/orange jacket you see knocked down from the blast. Umm, yeah he's 79 years old,, he just finished a 29 mile marathon,, he got knocked down from a bomb that went of about 50 feet away,, and then walked 6 blocks to his hotel room after the interview. Fact is truly stranger then fiction.
 
2013-04-16 12:02:33 AM
This could be an example of Al-Qaeda's evolving M.O.  There's lots of evidence that they're moving to a setup where individuals are encouraged to make their own bomb(s) and hit "soft targets," rather than the more centrally planned and executed style used during 9/11, for example.
 
2013-04-16 12:03:59 AM

shower_in_my_socks: On the Saudi "suspect" - "Sources tell ABC he's a Saudi national on a student visa and his record has checked out clean"

Not sure what a record checking out as "clean" means.


He's not connected to any terror groups?.
 
2013-04-16 12:04:00 AM

shower_in_my_socks: On the Saudi "suspect" - "Sources tell ABC he's a Saudi national on a student visa and his record has checked out clean"

Not sure what a record checking out as "clean" means.


OMGZ, WHATZ A FOREIGN BORN COLLEGE STUDENT DOING IN TEH BOSTON AREA !!????????????
 
2013-04-16 12:04:09 AM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-16 12:04:16 AM

mccallcl: Maybe you're too young to remember, but 9/11 was a shiatshow, exactly because everybody held hands and had a circlejerk instead of demanding answers.



AMEN. We should be mad as hell at the bomber and at whoever was asleep at the wheel security-wise. The minute the people start "coming together" and singing Cumbaya, the government walks all over us. 9/11 got us the Patriot Act and two farking wars, all because we were "united."
 
2013-04-16 12:04:17 AM

douchebag/hater: indarwinsshadow: I'm not sure if this the right time, but, I'd like to give my support to my fellow American farkers. Hope you're all well, that you're families are safe and well, and that whoever did this, pays dearly. I'm tired of terrorist trash making the world unsafe. I'm not scared. I'm pissed.

D in Canada.

Dude when would be the WRONG TIME to express those sentiments?


For him? The Stanley Cup Playoffs.

/take off, eh.
//i keed
 
2013-04-16 12:04:51 AM
SamWaters: No death penalty in Massachusetts, life without the possibility of parole being the only punishment for first-degree murder.   The House twice defeated efforts to have it re-instated, one of the efforts to re-instated it was led by Governor Mitt Romney.

LessO2: That might be State, but the Feds would likely take over if they really wanted to give the needle.


I would hope it would be something a little less gentle than surgical anaesthetic, but however it's done:

img541.imageshack.us
 
2013-04-16 12:05:10 AM
mccallcl

I totally don't understand people who are complete, utter assholes about fairly random things.
 
2013-04-16 12:05:30 AM

TyrantII: It was about tariffs being rescinded on EITC imports without being able to protest through parliament or the crown. History matters, and the grade school understanding of the event is 100% incorrect. It wasn't about taxes, but about pro-protectionist colonists and Representative government.


It is probably also worth pointing out that Parliament had always claimed the right of representation of all colonial populations throughout the empire: the Colonists were asking for special provisions not granted to other Colonial British populations. And to this day colonial American populations likewise have no specific representation. Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands have no specific voting representation. Hell, D.C. doesn't have it either. But they are bound by all laws that Congress passes.
 
2013-04-16 12:05:58 AM

mccallcl: When a child is abducted, we get more info than this and we get it sooner.


Different things are different you say?  My god, you DO have an unrivaled investigative mind.
 
2013-04-16 12:07:17 AM
Hearing up on the Revere apartment update. Now I don't want to sleep until I see what goes down.
 
2013-04-16 12:07:58 AM

ununcle: Just plain WOW! I just saw an interview with the guy in the red/orange jacket you see knocked down from the blast. Umm, yeah he's 79 years old,, he just finished a 29 mile marathon,, he got knocked down from a bomb that went of about 50 feet away,, and then walked 6 blocks to his hotel room after the interview. Fact is truly stranger then fiction.



The one positive from today for me was finding out that guy was OK. The way he went down, I thought one or both of his ankles were broken and/or shredded. The only hope I had was that the four staff people standing between him and the explosion all remained standing. That he's not only alive and well, but also got up and finished the race, is the only warm fuzzy feeling today has given me.
 
2013-04-16 12:08:17 AM

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?


Unlikely; would've been less smoke, and more fatal casualties.
 
2013-04-16 12:08:24 AM

Somacandra: TyrantII: It was about tariffs being rescinded on EITC imports without being able to protest through parliament or the crown. History matters, and the grade school understanding of the event is 100% incorrect. It wasn't about taxes, but about pro-protectionist colonists and Representative government.

It is probably also worth pointing out that Parliament had always claimed the right of representation of all colonial populations throughout the empire: the Colonists were asking for special provisions not granted to other Colonial British populations. And to this day colonial American populations likewise have no specific representation. Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands have no specific voting representation. Hell, D.C. doesn't have it either. But they are bound by all laws that Congress passes.


True, though they don't pay federal income tax.
 
2013-04-16 12:08:28 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: [i.imgur.com image 500x467]

*sigh*



cbsjackontheweb.files.wordpress.com

maps
 
2013-04-16 12:08:30 AM
The person of interested
media.oregonlive.com
 
2013-04-16 12:08:33 AM

cretinbob: And so he says to me, you want to be a bad guy? and I say Yeah Baby! I want to be bad! I says Churchill space ponies I'm making gravy without the lumps! Ah ha ha ha ha haaaaa!!!!!


Must be midnight..
 
2013-04-16 12:08:35 AM

InmanRoshi: OMGZ, WHATZ A FOREIGN BORN COLLEGE STUDENT DOING IN TEH BOSTON AREA !!????????????


I dunno...trying to get on a flight out of Logan and fly it into a building?

Anyways, the simple way to clear the Saudi student is to run his credit card and see if he hit an strip joints yesterday. If yes, then he's a terrorist.
 
2013-04-16 12:09:10 AM
damned auto-spell
 
2013-04-16 12:09:17 AM
What if it's something way out of left field? What if it's Saskatchewan declaring war on the United States? What if it's a terrorist attack by some obscure Australian organization that hates blue M&Ms? What if it's an angry ex-wife trying to kill her ex-husband and his new wife? What if it's a guy who watched too many movies and set off some bombs to divert attention from him while he burglarized an office? What if it's a protest against Lindsay Lohan getting off without jail time  again?

All I'm saying is that right now we don't know. It could be anyone, anything, any reason. It's too early to babble on and on about the villain(s) here. Let's worry about the victims for now. We'll catch the bad guys later, I'm sure.

And then we'll hang the bastards.
 
2013-04-16 12:09:30 AM

WizardofToast: Hearing up on the Revere apartment update. Now I don't want to sleep until I see what goes down.


Supposedly the police and Feds have already wrapped up there and left. Sounds like it may have been a false alarm caused by an idiot who drove by a police roadblock one too many times.
 
2013-04-16 12:09:37 AM

shower_in_my_socks: ununcle: Just plain WOW! I just saw an interview with the guy in the red/orange jacket you see knocked down from the blast. Umm, yeah he's 79 years old,, he just finished a 29 mile marathon,, he got knocked down from a bomb that went of about 50 feet away,, and then walked 6 blocks to his hotel room after the interview. Fact is truly stranger then fiction.


The one positive from today for me was finding out that guy was OK. The way he went down, I thought one or both of his ankles were broken and/or shredded. The only hope I had was that the four staff people standing between him and the explosion all remained standing. That he's not only alive and well, but also got up and finished the race, is the only warm fuzzy feeling today has given me.


Never fark with old dudes.
 
2013-04-16 12:09:42 AM

Void_Beavis: thisisyourbrainonFark: Void_Beavis: ongbok: cameroncrazy1984: Giltric: Guy was acting suspicious after the bombing and a group of people tackled him....supposedly this is the "saudi national" they were talking about earlier and he is cooperating with authorities

I've seen muslims shout allah ackbar when enemies have died and when compatriots have died. There are many reasons to say it, I wonder if this was the suspicious activity they are talking about, dude was sending an SOS to God and caught a beatdown.

He was running away from the explosion. Totally suspicious.

If he was so innocent, why was he running away?

Hey man, if shiat is exploding all around you and people are getting their legs chopped off from underneath them what the fark would you do?

Yeah yeah. My sarcasm detector is a bit off tonight due to the major level of piss-offedness (new word) I feel about this event.

I dunno, but when I see 8 year old kids and such murdered on live TV it kinda makes things "not funny" for a while afterwords.


I hear you, don't worry about it.
 
2013-04-16 12:09:57 AM

shower_in_my_socks: mccallcl: Maybe you're too young to remember, but 9/11 was a shiatshow, exactly because everybody held hands and had a circlejerk instead of demanding answers.


AMEN. We should be mad as hell at the bomber and at whoever was asleep at the wheel security-wise. The minute the people start "coming together" and singing Cumbaya, the government walks all over us. 9/11 got us the Patriot Act and two farking wars, all because we were "united."


Agreed. I want to know exactly the motherfarker who did this, even if it takes years of tireless painstakingly hard detective work. And I want to know exactly the fat cocksucker who was asleep at the wheel where people were stacked 20 deep in a major metropolitan area during a major event at a highly visible area for that event not watching the area for unattended bags. That ducking area should have been crawling with plain clothes cops and bomb sniffing dogs. Who's the idiot in charge of securing this shiatstorm?
 
2013-04-16 12:10:52 AM

Cobataiwan: InmanRoshi: OMGZ, WHATZ A FOREIGN BORN COLLEGE STUDENT DOING IN TEH BOSTON AREA !!????????????

I dunno...trying to get on a flight out of Logan and fly it into a building?

Anyways, the simple way to clear the Saudi student is to run his credit card and see if he hit an strip joints yesterday. If yes, then he's a terrorist.


shiat, I'm a terrorist.

Come on, Sunday night is when the nun kink busts out...
 
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