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2013-04-16 05:30:41 AM
This is the continuation of  http://www.fark.com/comments/7701197 and is a clearinghouse for the latest newslinks related to the Boston bombings as well as discussion about the event.

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2013-04-16 05:33:29 AM
I saw picture 8! What is seen can't be unseen!
 
2013-04-16 05:34:39 AM
It's a damn nightmare.
 
2013-04-16 05:38:04 AM
Images from Liveleak-VERY GRAPHIC AND REALLY DISTURBING

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=072_1366065507

There's also a warning before you see the pictures,honestly you'd probably be better off not seeing them.
 
2013-04-16 05:38:36 AM
 
2013-04-16 05:41:53 AM
My pops and his friend are a o k.
 
2013-04-16 05:44:17 AM

A Terrible Human: Images from Liveleak-VERY GRAPHIC AND REALLY DISTURBING

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=072_1366065507

There's also a warning before you see the pictures,honestly you'd probably be better off not seeing them.


I feel this way now. Bedtime too!
 
2013-04-16 05:45:45 AM

Mitch Mitchell: My pops and his friend are a o k.


That's great news.
 
2013-04-16 05:46:45 AM
Latest from Boston

My heart goes out to the people of Boston and the victims.  I really hadn't commented earlier, because I didn't want to jump to conclusions..

All I know was that for no damn good reason at all, an 8 year old boy lost his life,

And that Sandyhook were guest at the finish line tent...can this year be any worse for them?
 
2013-04-16 05:48:57 AM
So, the Pakistani Taliban has denied involvement. At this point, all I want to know is who's responsible. I'll worry about anger and justice later. I start class in two hours. They're all gonna have plenty of questions. Then again, we probably all do right now.
 
2013-04-16 05:49:52 AM

A Terrible Human: There's also a warning before you see the pictures,honestly you'd probably be better off not seeing them.


Appears to confirm what was said earlier, a ground level device, probably in a bag, rather than a suicide 'vest'.

/strong stomach
 
2013-04-16 05:50:18 AM
Darth_Lukecash~

Thanks for the link.
 
2013-04-16 05:50:24 AM

Darth_Lukecash: Latest from Boston

My heart goes out to the people of Boston and the victims.  I really hadn't commented earlier, because I didn't want to jump to conclusions..

All I know was that for no damn good reason at all, an 8 year old boy lost his life,

And that Sandyhook were guest at the finish line tent...can this year be any worse for them?


Never ask that question.  It can always be worse.

Good luck right coasters.
 
2013-04-16 05:52:35 AM
Odds are it was one of the 'Big Three' Mediterranean Death Cults. But which one... which one...
 
2013-04-16 05:54:43 AM
Teabaggers on Twitter are outraged people suspect them without any evidence, while at the same time say Muslins are undoubtedly behind the bombing.

And people say conservatives don't have a sense of humor.
 
2013-04-16 05:55:47 AM
On one hand, I find all the wild speculation about  the perpetrators' motives kind of annoying.  On the other hand, maybe it's just that some people, sympathizing with the victims, are going out on a limb.
 
2013-04-16 05:56:27 AM

Point02GPA: Darth_Lukecash~

Thanks for the link.


Yes, thanks, that's the most coherent article I've read all day.
 
2013-04-16 05:57:56 AM
It takes a hell of lot to make me sit down and say fark. The pics did it for me.  Again and again.

Hope we nail this bastard.

/nice and legal
 
2013-04-16 05:59:01 AM

FarkinNortherner: A Terrible Human: There's also a warning before you see the pictures,honestly you'd probably be better off not seeing them.

Appears to confirm what was said earlier, a ground level device, probably in a bag, rather than a suicide 'vest'.

/strong stomach


Pretty much, and all the worst case victims seem to be within three to five meters of each other.  The guy who lost his legs is right behind the two women who are being checked for a pulse, and one of them seems to be missing a limb...maybe laying on top of it with that foot sticking out at an unnatural angle.

Not sure what I can really do to help, but when I get to work, I plan on keeping an eye out for anyone who looks to be of Middle Eastern, Indian, or other, similar descent.  I can at least try to be there to help them if some angry, ignorant folk decide to get uppity.  We already had to throw one batch of idiots out of the library last night.

/of to try to get some sleep
//hope my cousins can/have slept...they work at Mass. General
///keep safe and sane, y'all
 
2013-04-16 05:59:15 AM
Did they find a red bandanna?
 
2013-04-16 05:59:38 AM
This is tragic and horrific... and yet if the exact same happened in London 20 years ago, South Boston would be one big street party.
 
2013-04-16 06:01:24 AM

phrawgh: Odds are it was one of the 'Big Three' Mediterranean Death Cults. But which one... which one...


I'm going with the Thuggee.
 
2013-04-16 06:04:18 AM

NicoFinn: So, the Pakistani Taliban has denied involvement. At this point, all I want to know is who's responsible. I'll worry about anger and justice later. I start class in two hours. They're all gonna have plenty of questions. Then again, we probably all do right now.


Possibly a "lone wolf" style attack. Was the 15th of April a significant date for any group?
 
2013-04-16 06:04:25 AM

AlanSmithee: On one hand, I find all the wild speculation about  the perpetrators' motives kind of annoying.  On the other hand, maybe it's just that some people, sympathizing with the victims, are going out on a limb.


It's simply human nature. We try to understand the world around us. We can't help it.
 
2013-04-16 06:05:33 AM

Richard C Stanford: NicoFinn: So, the Pakistani Taliban has denied involvement. At this point, all I want to know is who's responsible. I'll worry about anger and justice later. I start class in two hours. They're all gonna have plenty of questions. Then again, we probably all do right now.

Possibly a "lone wolf" style attack. Was the 15th of April a significant date for any group?


Last day to pay your taxes.
 
2013-04-16 06:05:48 AM

Moderator: This is the continuation of  http://www.fark.com/comments/7701197 and is a clearinghouse for the latest newslinks related to the Boston bombings as well as discussion about the event.

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Hi, Mod and really this is for all Fark Moderators. Thanks for making things run as smoothly and painlessly as possible. Yea, I saw an image from the attack yesterday but I chose to click on it. Thanks for keeping the threads free of that in thread, I'm sure it's a tough job especially with the herp and derp but thanks for doing it. I know y'all don't get enough credit just criticism, so I'm saying thank you.
 
2013-04-16 06:06:23 AM

Richard C Stanford: Possibly a "lone wolf" style attack. Was the 15th of April a significant date for any group?


It was Patriot Day in Boston.
 
2013-04-16 06:06:53 AM
so... what new laws are we going to pass now? What rights and freedoms can we trade away to protect the 1 in 20,000,000 Americans who are killed in terror attacks?

Or is it just the media who is going to cost us tens of millions in lost productivity?
 
2013-04-16 06:07:29 AM

Ed Grubermann: phrawgh: Odds are it was one of the 'Big Three' Mediterranean Death Cults. But which one... which one...

I'm going with the Thuggee.


My bet was on the Carthaginians.
 
2013-04-16 06:08:07 AM
I think the bomb detonated around 4 hours into the marathon.

Isn't the qualifying time for Boston less than 3 hours? Most runners would have crossed an hour ago and only high age groups would be crossing later.

Any news on why so "late" in the marathon the bomb was detonated?
 
2013-04-16 06:09:09 AM

Richard C Stanford: NicoFinn: So, the Pakistani Taliban has denied involvement. At this point, all I want to know is who's responsible. I'll worry about anger and justice later. I start class in two hours. They're all gonna have plenty of questions. Then again, we probably all do right now.

Possibly a "lone wolf" style attack. Was the 15th of April a significant date for any group?


Take your pick:

Patriots Day
Tax Day

It is also near to Adolph Hitler's birthday (April 20th, a big one for the neo-nazi types) and April 19th, when the Waco siege ended so badly and also when McVeigh attacked the Federal building in Oklahoma City.
 
2013-04-16 06:09:53 AM

mr0x: I think the bomb detonated around 4 hours into the marathon.

Isn't the qualifying time for Boston less than 3 hours? Most runners would have crossed an hour ago and only high age groups would be crossing later.

Any news on why so "late" in the marathon the bomb was detonated?


I just read in one article that was linked in this thread that the 4-hour mark is the high point for crossing the finish line and that the most people would be gathered there at that time, including family members, spectators, etc. I don't know anything about marathons, but it's a possible motive for the timing.
 
2013-04-16 06:10:06 AM
Looks like a scene out of Iraq or Israel. I won't speculate on who is responsible, though one has to admit, if you are honest, that Islamic extremists comes to mind. Due to their love of killing innocent people for retarded reasons. But whatever, i just want the people found and hung. My heart and thoughts go out to all the victims.
 
2013-04-16 06:10:17 AM
So....the guy with the legs blown off...is he alive?
 
2013-04-16 06:10:27 AM

Richard C Stanford: NicoFinn: So, the Pakistani Taliban has denied involvement. At this point, all I want to know is who's responsible. I'll worry about anger and justice later. I start class in two hours. They're all gonna have plenty of questions. Then again, we probably all do right now.

Possibly a "lone wolf" style attack. Was the 15th of April a significant date for any group?


It was Patriots' Day, which is observed on the same day as the Boston Marathon (third Monday in April).
 
2013-04-16 06:10:32 AM

Ed Grubermann: Richard C Stanford: NicoFinn: So, the Pakistani Taliban has denied involvement. At this point, all I want to know is who's responsible. I'll worry about anger and justice later. I start class in two hours. They're all gonna have plenty of questions. Then again, we probably all do right now.

Possibly a "lone wolf" style attack. Was the 15th of April a significant date for any group?

Last day to pay your taxes.


Also "Patriot Day", which Lord knows there are people that see this sort of thing as patriotic.
 
2013-04-16 06:10:36 AM

mr0x: I think the bomb detonated around 4 hours into the marathon.

Isn't the qualifying time for Boston less than 3 hours? Most runners would have crossed an hour ago and only high age groups would be crossing later.

Any news on why so "late" in the marathon the bomb was detonated?


Do all the runners start together?
 
2013-04-16 06:12:41 AM

mr0x: I think the bomb detonated around 4 hours into the marathon.

Isn't the qualifying time for Boston less than 3 hours? Most runners would have crossed an hour ago and only high age groups would be crossing later.

Any news on why so "late" in the marathon the bomb was detonated?


Yeah, the qualifying times scale up with age/gender, so it would have been mostly older and female runners at that point. Plus some charity runners (who don't have to qualify) and anyone who was just having a really bad day.

Also, at least when I ran it a few years ago, they had a second wave of slower runners that started 20-30 minutes later, so those people would have only been 3.5 hours or so into the race.

But I read somewhere that perhaps 75% were already done when it happened.
 
2013-04-16 06:13:17 AM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: mr0x: I think the bomb detonated around 4 hours into the marathon.

Isn't the qualifying time for Boston less than 3 hours? Most runners would have crossed an hour ago and only high age groups would be crossing later.

Any news on why so "late" in the marathon the bomb was detonated?

Do all the runners start together?




Lol no... there were 27,000 runners. The perps just waited for enough people and cameras to be near the bombs, I'm sure.
 
2013-04-16 06:13:50 AM

Richard C Stanford: NicoFinn: So, the Pakistani Taliban has denied involvement. At this point, all I want to know is who's responsible. I'll worry about anger and justice later. I start class in two hours. They're all gonna have plenty of questions. Then again, we probably all do right now.

Possibly a "lone wolf" style attack. Was the 15th of April a significant date for any group?


Kim Il Sung's 101st birthday, the first ever helicopter flight in 1941, first US nuclear test in Nevada, in 1986 the US air raided Libya, and last year those spooks in Columbia got into trouble.
 
2013-04-16 06:15:01 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: Looks like a scene out of Iraq or Israel. I won't speculate on who is responsible, though one has to admit, if you are honest, that Islamic extremists comes to mind. Due to their love of killing innocent people for retarded reasons. But whatever, i just want the people found and hung. My heart and thoughts go out to all the victims.


Don't be idiotic. Yes, it could be Islamic militants...but it could just as easily be a neo-Nazi, or an Eric Rudolph-style psychotic Christian, or any number of other lunatics.
 
2013-04-16 06:17:18 AM
April 16th is the day of the Virgina Tech massacre, could be linked to that in some twisted way.
Could be the first chinese terrorist attack, somehow linked to the Tienamen Square protests in '89.
Honestly, I'm guessing whichever nutbag did this had a nutbag reason for doing so. I'm trying to see how someone could be so pissed off at paying their taxes that they start blowing up innocent people and I'm drawing a complete blank.
Just mindless, ruthless bloodshed. My heart cries.
 
2013-04-16 06:17:35 AM
The date may have been incidental.
This was one of the biggest events happening in the city, providing the most targets.

mr0x: Any news on why so "late" in the marathon the bomb was detonated?


I'm suspecting that they couldn't have placed it before the race.  The rout would have been swept by cops with hundreds of people pointing out any odd packages and checking trash bins.
Whoever did this might have slipped in with the crowd and planted the bomb when the racers had everyone's attention.
 
2013-04-16 06:18:18 AM

Gobobo: Kim Il Sung's 101st birthday


Oh, that's right. I forgot about that one. I somehow think those pushing for a pre-emptive war with Best Korea won't miss that little detail, though.
 
2013-04-16 06:18:37 AM
The person questioned in the hospital was a Saudi national, who was reportedly tackled and held by a bystander after he was seen running from near the scene of the explosion, said a law enforcement source who spoke with someone involved in the FBI's investigation. The Saudi man, believed to be a university student in Boston, is cooperating with the FBI and told agents that he was not involved in the explosions, and that he ran only because he was frightened. Investigators did not characterize the man as a suspect. No one had been arrested or charged as of late Monday night.

When I started reading about the supposed suspect last night, I knew this would be how it happened.  Some Tactical Guy wannabe jackass sees an Arab running in a sea of thousands of other people running, and tackles him for looking like a turrist.

I hope the jackass' name is on a police report so the guy can sue the shiat out of him.
 
2013-04-16 06:18:50 AM
Muslims rush to take credit for things like this... white people try not to get caught. That's my stereotypical take on it.
 
2013-04-16 06:23:12 AM

Gobobo: Richard C Stanford: NicoFinn: So, the Pakistani Taliban has denied involvement. At this point, all I want to know is who's responsible. I'll worry about anger and justice later. I start class in two hours. They're all gonna have plenty of questions. Then again, we probably all do right now.

Possibly a "lone wolf" style attack. Was the 15th of April a significant date for any group?

Kim Il Sung's 101st birthday, the first ever helicopter flight in 1941, first US nuclear test in Nevada, in 1986 the US air raided Libya, and last year those spooks in Columbia got into trouble.


you know there are only 365 days in the year and something happened on each of them in history that could be linked to some group. The birthday of a leader, the birthday of an important person, the birthday of the group, an anniversery of an event that was good for them, the anniversery of an event that was bad for them, an historical event that the group identifies with, an historical event that group is opposed to. Or, if it is a group (and I'm not saying it is), just a random day that isn't linked to them, but where a bunch of people gather for some reason, with a lot of press around.
 
2013-04-16 06:23:58 AM

digistil: Teabaggers on Twitter are outraged people suspect them without any evidence, while at the same time say Muslins are undoubtedly behind the bombing.

And people say conservatives don't have a sense of humor.


Name a terrorist attack committed by a member of the "tea party" (I can't say that name without putting it in quotations, they don't deserve it)
 
2013-04-16 06:25:04 AM
 
2013-04-16 06:25:21 AM

Emposter: I hope the jackass' name is on a police report so the guy can sue the shiat out of him.


This. And I am sure it is, as jackass was probably hoping for his 15 minutes of fame by being a big hero.
 
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