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2013-04-16 09:25:37 AM
11 votes:
farm9.staticflickr.com
2013-04-16 11:29:41 AM
8 votes:

jfivealive: Jerry Westerby: jfivealive: Plane at Logan airport stopped

http://www.businessinsider.com/flight-stopped-at-bostons-logan-airpo rt -2013-4

Barn door.  Horse.

Wood shed.  Donkey.


Tin roof. Rusted.
2013-04-16 12:11:08 PM
6 votes:

badscooter: SlothB77: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x390]

[i.imgur.com image 850x570]


i.imgur.com


Call Langley.  We're through the looking glass, here, people.
2013-04-16 11:40:19 AM
6 votes:

SlothB77: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x390]




i.imgur.com
2013-04-16 05:54:43 AM
6 votes:
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 01:40:31 PM
5 votes:

yookaloco: What's a cheap way to make a firepit glow green and pink and such?


LSD.
2013-04-16 11:23:03 PM
4 votes:
img339.imageshack.us
2013-04-16 11:26:38 AM
4 votes:

jfivealive: Jerry Westerby: jfivealive: Plane at Logan airport stopped

http://www.businessinsider.com/flight-stopped-at-bostons-logan-airpo rt -2013-4

Barn door.  Horse.

Wood shed.  Donkey.


Love shack.  Baby.
2013-04-16 06:07:29 AM
4 votes:

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 03:14:45 PM
3 votes:

Shryke: PartTimeBuddha: Whaddaya mean, 'your ilk'?

Hypocritical leftists, convinced of moral superiority whilst constantly demonizing and castigating everyone that doesn't share their mindset. Read this thread a bit.


GODDAMN those hypocritical leftists!  Why can't they just be hypocritical conservative nutbags?
2013-04-16 02:26:11 PM
3 votes:
Anybody filed a lawsuit against everybody yet?  My buddy, who ran in the marathon yesterday, is a trial lawyer up there in Boston.  He said he was passing out cards left and right, even slipped one under a guy's leg tourniquet.  I tried to call him this morning but his secretary said he's been on the phone for fourteen hours straight.  This is the kind of thing a good trial lawyer can retire with.  Every place is the right place, every time is the right time, for somebody I suppose.
2013-04-16 10:40:41 AM
3 votes:

vygramul: A picture of a guy at Tenerife, his clothes mostly torn off.


I read that in this guy's voice

i.imgur.com
2013-04-16 06:01:24 AM
3 votes:

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 05:30:41 AM
3 votes:
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.

Please: do NOT post graphic images. If you feel that an image may be too much, simply link to the image with a warning note.
2013-04-16 05:42:52 PM
2 votes:

echomike23: InmanRoshi: justtray: echomike23: damn

[www.thegatewaypundit.com image 662x686]

Is this picture real?

If so, I think the guy up and to the right of "suspect" is more suspicious. He's the one person not looking towards the race, and instead seems to be checking out the people located around the blast location.

Not to mention he's STANDING IN FRONT OF HIS OWN FARKING BOMB!

there are more pics on the website.    the site claims the photos are from a japanese flickr.


Don't you mean, frickr?
2013-04-16 03:06:48 PM
2 votes:

skullkrusher: 2nded, Key. Glad to see you're still among us. Well, the living. You can leave Fark anytime you want ya pinko fark :)


You can pry Fark from my cold dead hands... How else am I going to pad out my billable hours?
2013-04-16 02:20:11 PM
2 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: Does that make sense to anyone?


Sure...

Set some easily flammable liquid in the pressure cooker on fire (or some diet pepsi and a few mentos) and wait.  Safety valve pops and knocks over s stell ball that rolls down a track, knocks dominoes over, make a pinwheel start spinning, rubbing sandpaper against a match that lights the fuse to the bomb.

Pretty simple, actually.
2013-04-16 01:48:46 PM
2 votes:
At least they didn't find the remnants of a microwave. That lets Steven Segal off the hook.
2013-04-16 01:23:32 PM
2 votes:
Wanted for questioning.

theorangerhino.com
2013-04-16 12:18:10 PM
2 votes:

Ham Sandvich: Ball bearings/BB/Pellets and nails...


oh my
2013-04-16 12:17:33 PM
2 votes:

scubamage: Fill a pressure cooker with gasoline and weld the pressure relief and safety release shut.


Darwin and I both hope that people who want to be terrorists do that, in that order.
2013-04-16 11:40:47 AM
2 votes:
I don't know who did this but I can tell you who didn't do it.  Liberals.  Not our style.

If we want to terrorize you we do it with taxes.
2013-04-16 10:59:09 AM
2 votes:

Snarfangel: balki1867: namegoeshere: I guess we should be thankful they're not going with the obvious "Boston Masacre Pt 2."

Too late, CNN is already calling this the Boston Massacre.  I guess people forget that even though it's been ~250 years, the Boston Massacre was actually a thing.

Their second choice was Marathonicide, but it sounded too much like a bug spray.


I was going with "Boston Marabomb" myself.
2013-04-16 10:43:15 AM
2 votes:

fireclown: My left brain (always the **hole)


Id hole?
2013-04-16 10:41:11 AM
2 votes:

Infernalist: So, the general consensus is, this is a home-made device, crafted from existing materials.


God, I hope so. When terrorists find the secret of crafting bombs from materials that don't exist, no one will be safe!
2013-04-16 10:19:00 AM
2 votes:
I see the FARK Explosive Forensics Brigade and Troll Brigade are working hand in hand this morning in the wake of this tragedy.
2013-04-16 09:58:38 AM
2 votes:
img715.imageshack.us

not trolling. just trying to lighten the mood.
2013-04-16 09:38:24 AM
2 votes:

ongbok: RobSeace: Police looking for a hooded man and a rental van...

Is that a birth defect, being born hooded?


So it WAS a Jewish fundamentalist!
2013-04-16 09:09:09 AM
2 votes:
Did Obama call this a terrorist attack quickly enough or should we have 43 congressional hearings to determine that he mislead America?
2013-04-16 08:59:59 AM
2 votes:

ongbok: Is that a birth defect, being born hooded?


Great. So it *is* cobra. I knew it.
2013-04-16 08:57:39 AM
2 votes:

chocolate covered poop: I really think people waste way too much time speculating [Followed by speculation... SNIP]


I think it was a guy or girl who failed to qualify for the marathon. They were disgruntled. I also bet they were of middle-eastern descent, though American born. Also, a Tea-Party member who voted for Romney, but has since switched to Obama's side and is using this as a smokescreen because of Benghazi. That, and their taxes were late and could not file for an extension because they have been too busy fighting anti-gun legislation and protesting, thus doing this on Patriots Day. When I am partially right about it, you'll look back on the thread and see how much of an expert I am.
2013-04-16 08:10:43 AM
2 votes:

Rockstone: One should note that April is a terrible month for violence:

April 15, 2013: Boston Marathon Bombing
April 16, 2007: Virginia Tech Massacre
April 19, 1993: Waco Siege Violently Ends
April 19, 1995: Oaklahoma City Bombing
April 20, 1999: Columbine High School Massacre


My birthday is around that time and I usually end up murdering a bottle of Bourbon every year.

/Won't someone think of the poor Bourbon?
2013-04-16 06:29:48 AM
2 votes:

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.


Too soon for that kind of word play, Alan.
2013-04-17 12:01:40 AM
1 votes:

the biggest redneck here: serial_crusher: RatMaster999: 12 minutes before. Enough time to drop a back and walk out of the blast zone without undue rush.

I figure you'd want to cut it closer than that.  12 minutes is a lot of time for somebody to get suspicious or take that backpack to the lost and found

And maybe he stood there for another 8 or 9 minutes before leaving the bag.

Or maybe he walked off 30 seconds later and has nothing at all to do with it.


You are absolutely correct.  And since I'm not a god (outside of my own head), I can't justify pointing my finger at him and saying "That's the guy!".  It could be, but there are a hundred other people in these photos who could've done it instead...


links136: serial_crusher: RatMaster999: 12 minutes before. Enough time to drop a back and walk out of the blast zone without undue rush.

I figure you'd want to cut it closer than that.  12 minutes is a lot of time for somebody to get suspicious or take that backpack to the lost and found

In a marathon?  Maybe after 6 hours.  Who the fark expected a bomb to go off?

Like could you imagine if at every social gathering, every backpack left alone for 10 minutes was searched for bombs?  It would be chaos paranoia all around that would make the soviets blush.


I work on a college campus, in the library, during our late night hours (we close at 2am).  Just imagine how crazy things would be here if we jumped at every unattended backpack...  Though if you leave your bag and laptop and whatnot sitting on a desk while you run out to dinner, don't crying to me that it got stolen.  Of course it did, you moran.
2013-04-16 09:02:33 PM
1 votes:

ducklord666: ACunningPlan: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/21996004/exclusive-photos-boston-mar a thon-bomb


Photos of bomb parts - apparently.

Hey guys...

Doesn't this bag:

[waga.images.worldnow.com image 640x426]

Look a little like the one being carried by blue hat guy in those Deadspin pictures linked to earlier in the day?

Here's the link:  http://deadspin.com/i-watched-the-marathon-bombing-from-above-these-a r e-my-473591429

Just a thought.


Yeah it does.  What an unusual item for a person to be carrying, and in such a rare color too.  Looks like we got him.
2013-04-16 08:45:15 PM
1 votes:

ACunningPlan: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/21996004/exclusive-photos-boston-mar a thon-bomb


FTA: Massachusetts General Hospital doctors described removing pellets and headless nails from the bodies of bombing victims. Both doctors and federal agents believe the shrapnel was included to make the bomb deadlier.

i3.kym-cdn.com
2013-04-16 07:59:40 PM
1 votes:

muck4doo: You Farkers figure out which party benefits from this yet?


I'm pretty sure Melisandre is behind this.
2013-04-16 07:13:12 PM
1 votes:

ACunningPlan: cretinbob: Ricin has a high rate of false positives. Ironically on of the thing that can trigger a false positive is paper.

Apparently it was tested three times, all positive.  How many make it conclusive?Not being snarky, just want to know:)


OVER 9000
2013-04-16 04:30:53 PM
1 votes:

The Southern Dandy: nvmac: The Southern Dandy: PreMortem: Shryke:

You'd be a moron, then. Not that I am surprised - it's the demonization I've come to expect from your ilk.

Anyone who uses that word loses all credibility. Your argument is invalid.

No way!  Ilk is a great word.  It's like "you people", but with a snobby bent.  Whereas, "you people" goes great with a southern accent, "your ilk" goes great with an aristocratic English accent.

A slight pause between 'your' and 'ilk' is also very helpful to reinforce your superiority.

Quite!


Indeed.

/lets monocle fall
2013-04-16 04:28:25 PM
1 votes:

nvmac: The Southern Dandy: PreMortem: Shryke:

You'd be a moron, then. Not that I am surprised - it's the demonization I've come to expect from your ilk.

Anyone who uses that word loses all credibility. Your argument is invalid.

No way!  Ilk is a great word.  It's like "you people", but with a snobby bent.  Whereas, "you people" goes great with a southern accent, "your ilk" goes great with an aristocratic English accent.

A slight pause between 'your' and 'ilk' is also very helpful to reinforce your superiority.


Quite!
2013-04-16 04:19:03 PM
1 votes:

skullkrusher: sethen320: skullkrusher: sethen320: Shryke: Felgraf: are doing blanket blaming and demonization of 'fark lefties'

Read the thread, slick? Some of them are openly desperate for this to be a conservative American. Repugnant. Demonization impossible.

Honestly, for all anyone here knows it could be.  It could also be a Greenpeace member (do they even exist anymore?), an apolitical nut who hates taxes, a political nut who hates taxes, an unstable nut who likes blowing shiat up, or any number of things.  After looking at the way people in this thread are behaving toward each other (not ALL of them, just most) I kind of wonder what the point is any more.  The whole country has become nothing but a lot of "us and them" conversations.  Everyone expects everyone else to agree totally with their viewpoint or GTFO.  There is no way this country could have prospered for as long as it did if everyone was acting like this the whole time.  Where did we go wrong?

by giving any idiot access to the internet, probably

I think you may be right.  I blame AOL.

was at my wife's grandmother's 91st birthday this weekend my wife's mother's cousin asked me "You're a computer guy. have you noticed that AOL is slow recently."
Hehe, sorry, I haven't.


I once had someone ask me to load the internet on their PC.  I asked them if they wanted the whole thing, or just a few select sites.
2013-04-16 04:17:37 PM
1 votes:

Shryke: PartTimeBuddha: Whaddaya mean, 'your ilk'?

Hypocritical leftists, convinced of moral superiority whilst constantly demonizing and castigating everyone that doesn't share their mindset. Read this thread a bit.


Shall I fetch your fainting couch?
2013-04-16 04:13:13 PM
1 votes:

sethen320: After looking at the way people in this thread are behaving toward each other (not ALL of them, just most) I kind of wonder what the point is any more. The whole country has become nothing but a lot of "us and them" conversations. Everyone expects everyone else to agree totally with their viewpoint or GTFO. There is no way this country could have prospered for as long as it did if everyone was acting like this the whole time. Where did we go wrong?


I think your misstep was in expecting rationality from an Internet debate... (Especially one on Fark!)

rbjohnzee.files.wordpress.com
2013-04-16 03:58:35 PM
1 votes:

TheAnvil: I cannot wait for all the relief, self-congratulations and gleeful, told-you-so finger-pointing on Fark once it is determined who actually is responsible.  Not sure I've ever seen so many who are relying on one event to validate their world-view.  Whichever side is correct will become even more insufferable.



imgs.xkcd.com
2013-04-16 03:55:38 PM
1 votes:

SovietCanuckistan: Shryke: SovietCanuckistan: I ACTUALLY DO.

I know, and you're not alone. Lots of Farkers are praying fervently this is a right wing American. You and the rest of you lot are sad, hateful creatures.

My point is a counterpoint to the scary brown guy hysteria.

Dirt bags come in all race, creeds and religions.
Sorry if I hurt your feelings Pumpkin, but the hate and utter garbage spewing from the right wing the last couple of years has been deafening.


Sounds more like people are looking for a "Godwin Point".

Where one person argues "We're taxed too much!  The government is too intrusive!" and another says, "You know who also said he was taxed too much?  The Boston Bomber."
2013-04-16 03:45:45 PM
1 votes:

Theory Of Null: Isn't it weird American Airlines grounded flights today? I wonder if they are just grounding them to be safe and using a computer glitch as an excuse.

Now that is a more believable conspiracy.


A day in which American Airline flights aren't delayed is suspicious to me.
2013-04-16 03:23:42 PM
1 votes:
How about we have one thread for news and a separate thread for pointless bickering and speculation?
2013-04-16 03:22:55 PM
1 votes:

spentmiles: Anybody filed a lawsuit against everybody yet?  My buddy, who ran in the marathon yesterday, is a trial lawyer up there in Boston.  He said he was passing out cards left and right, even slipped one under a guy's leg tourniquet.  I tried to call him this morning but his secretary said he's been on the phone for fourteen hours straight.  This is the kind of thing a good trial lawyer can retire with.  Every place is the right place, every time is the right time, for somebody I suppose.


I filed one.  Picture #8 made me toss my cookies all over my computer.  It shorted out and caught fire, I got 2nd degree burns putting it out.  Plus, you know, mental trauma.
2013-04-16 03:18:46 PM
1 votes:

Shryke: InmanRoshi: They are pretty much the epitome of "right wing" in my sense of the word, yes.

Corrected.

Mashing everyone you dislike into one political spectrum might be convenient, but it is intellectually lazy.


+1 astonishing
2013-04-16 03:15:09 PM
1 votes:
The first and last time I ever tried to use a pressure cooker was a total disaster. The sealing gasket under the lid failed, this caused the pressure cooker to flip over and spin on its top as it emptied its contents all over the ceiling.
2013-04-16 02:54:35 PM
1 votes:

LessO2: Your buddy is an asshole fictitious character.


For you, I feex.
2013-04-16 02:35:12 PM
1 votes:

LessO2: spentmiles: Anybody filed a lawsuit against everybody yet?  My buddy, who ran in the marathon yesterday, is a trial lawyer up there in Boston.  He said he was passing out cards left and right, even slipped one under a guy's leg tourniquet.  I tried to call him this morning but his secretary said he's been on the phone for fourteen hours straight.  This is the kind of thing a good trial lawyer can retire with.  Every place is the right place, every time is the right time, for somebody I suppose.

Your buddy is an asshole.


Your user profile says you have been around quite some time.  Have you really not been exposed to Spentmiles brand of snark before?

Sometimes he hits, sometimes he misses.  But he always shows up a nice, favorited "Blue #2" for me.
2013-04-16 02:35:00 PM
1 votes:

Flab: LessO2: spentmiles: Anybody filed a lawsuit against everybody yet?  My buddy, who ran in the marathon yesterday, is a trial lawyer up there in Boston.  He said he was passing out cards left and right, even slipped one under a guy's leg tourniquet.  I tried to call him this morning but his secretary said he's been on the phone for fourteen hours straight.  This is the kind of thing a good trial lawyer can retire with.  Every place is the right place, every time is the right time, for somebody I suppose.

Your buddy is an asshole.

spentmiles is a troll.  He's sometimes funny, but never take anything he writes seriously.

(The business card under a tourniquet should have clued you in...)


a man can be an artist in many things...food...

spentmiles' art is trolling...and he's about to paint his masterpiece.
2013-04-16 02:33:46 PM
1 votes:

LessO2: spentmiles: Anybody filed a lawsuit against everybody yet?  My buddy, who ran in the marathon yesterday, is a trial lawyer up there in Boston.  He said he was passing out cards left and right, even slipped one under a guy's leg tourniquet.  I tried to call him this morning but his secretary said he's been on the phone for fourteen hours straight.  This is the kind of thing a good trial lawyer can retire with.  Every place is the right place, every time is the right time, for somebody I suppose.

Your buddy is an asshole.


spentmiles is a troll.  He's sometimes funny, but never take anything he writes seriously.

(The business card under a tourniquet should have clued you in...)
2013-04-16 02:33:07 PM
1 votes:

The Southern Dandy: mmagdalene: jack21221: Here is a story about Carlos Arredondo, the man in the cowboy hat.

Warning: This link has a cropped picture of the infamous picture #8. The horrific wounds have been cropped out of the picture, but you still see Carlos holding shut the femoral artery.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2309762/Boston-Marathon-bomb in gs-Carlos-Arredondo-heroic-anti-war-protester-soldier-son-died-Iraq-pi ctured-helping-people.html

How cynical is it that my first thought was "Maybe he did it"?

You're not alone.  I thought the same thing.  Maybe so he could be the hero and save someone, where he couldn't save his son.
I feel so filthy even thinking that, after his heroic deeds, but I think it should be investigated.



OOOOKayyyyy. Heck, maybe it was one of the merchandise looters. The bombs were just a distraction so they could get to those sweet marathon T shirts and ebay them.
2013-04-16 02:32:12 PM
1 votes:

Shryke: SovietCanuckistan:
Sorry if I hurt your feelings Pumpkin, but the hate and utter garbage spewing from the right wing the last couple of years has been deafening.

I am guessing you are missing the glaring irony here.


We want equality:
Fark you Homo

We want a future:
Fark you Beaner

We want a decent wage:
Fark you Commie

We want to retire:
Fark you, I gots mine

Yeah, the glare coming off of that gilded pile of shiat called the modern GOP is blinding me to the irony I guess.
2013-04-16 02:27:50 PM
1 votes:

spentmiles: Anybody filed a lawsuit against everybody yet?  My buddy, who ran in the marathon yesterday, is a trial lawyer up there in Boston.  He said he was passing out cards left and right, even slipped one under a guy's leg tourniquet.  I tried to call him this morning but his secretary said he's been on the phone for fourteen hours straight.  This is the kind of thing a good trial lawyer can retire with.  Every place is the right place, every time is the right time, for somebody I suppose.


Your buddy is an asshole.
2013-04-16 02:22:06 PM
1 votes:

Flab: knocks over s stell a steel ball


/FTFM.
2013-04-16 02:21:39 PM
1 votes:

yookaloco: Nice. Chemistry thread. Not to threadjack, I've been meaning to ask someone but I don't know who. Someone told me that driftwood can burn all kinds of freaky colors because of the minerals they soak up in the ocean. I live 5 miles from neighborhoods that Sandy leveled, and in helping some of my family clean up flooding, I found a block of wood that comprised a nearby dock. Much later, I held a firepit party, and it didnt burn any different. What's a cheap way to make a firepit glow green and pink and such?


There is actually a product designed for that purpose. I'm not sure whats in it, but any fireplace store should have it. Called like "Magic Fire" or something..  handful of crystally powdery shiat you can toss in the fire for some oooh, ahhh pretty colors.

Alternatively, mushrooms.
2013-04-16 02:15:20 PM
1 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: Fox is now saying that 'pressure cookers' were used for the bombs and that they were in the same style as Iraq/Afghanistan IEDs. They're saying the pressure cookers were used as the timing device. Does that make sense to anyone? Seems a bit rube goldberg given how cheap, reliable, and available other types of timing devices are these days. Bizarre.


Yeah, because no one in the US would dare steal someone else's bomb making ideas. We keep things original here in the US.
2013-04-16 02:14:46 PM
1 votes:

Psycat: I'm not a professional demolition expert, though, and this is just wild speculation. The explosives I use in my art are the harmless variety made out of tongue depressors...

www.lunatim.com

...all art aside, I hope they catch the bastard(s) responsible and give them Hell on Earth...


Hmm. Your imagery is suspiciously linked to well known terrorist memes.

www.lunatim.com

i.imgur.com
2013-04-16 01:49:57 PM
1 votes:

Witchydiva: jfivealive: Jerry Westerby: jfivealive: Plane at Logan airport stopped

http://www.businessinsider.com/flight-stopped-at-bostons-logan-airpo rt -2013-4

Barn door.  Horse.

Wood shed.  Donkey.

Temba, his arms wide.


Summer Glau, her legs akimbo.
2013-04-16 01:32:18 PM
1 votes:

Void_Beavis: digistil: The Westboro Baptist Church has identified the perp: Jesus.

http://www.ibtimes.com/westboro-baptist-church-hails-boston-marathon -e xplosion-plans-picket-funerals-1194185

Is there anything they do that isn't reprehensible?


They exhale carbon dioxide. Plants need that to live.
2013-04-16 01:21:07 PM
1 votes:

dennysgod: If they outlaw pressure cookers only outlaws will have pressure cookers.


scottystarnes.files.wordpress.com

"we are not amused"
2013-04-16 01:20:23 PM
1 votes:

omnibus_necanda_sunt: A further point in favor of the domestic theory:

Buying enough shotgun shells or black powder for pipe bombs of that size, without drawing a lot of attention, would have been a hell of a lot more difficult for a Muslim.


Yes because if a Muslim terrorist goes into a store to buy black powder or 5 tons of fertilizers he is going to go in wearing a white prayer garb, headscarf with Arabic quotes and beard and 12 inches long while chanting Allahu Akhbar all the way to the cash register.

/common sense fail
2013-04-16 01:16:45 PM
1 votes:

Publikwerks: "The complacency that prevailed prior to September 11 has actually returned," said McConnell, the Kentucky Republican. "And so we are newly reminded that serious threats to our way of life remain. And today again we recommit ourselves to the fight against terrorism at home and abroad."


He then pulled his head and legs inside of his shell and refused to come out.
2013-04-16 01:15:23 PM
1 votes:
If they outlaw pressure cookers only outlaws will have pressure cookers.
2013-04-16 12:59:54 PM
1 votes:

scubamage: If I remember black powder is just sulfer, saltpetre, and charcoal (heck if I can remember the ratio).


You'll just have to study it out.

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-04-16 12:53:30 PM
1 votes:

scubamage: Stoj: Source: 1 device, appears to have been placed in metal pressure cooker (kitchen pot) in black nylon bag or backpack.(via @cbsnews) #wbz
- AndreaWBZ (@AndreaWBZ) April 16, 2013

Could explain the flames. Fill a pressure cooker with gasoline and weld the pressure relief and safety release shut. Gun powder (mentioned previously) doesn't create a lot of flame, it creates more smoke than anything (even smokeless). Gasoline on the other hand has all of the pretty flames people are used to seeing in movies.


As a welder, I must say that if all would-be terrorists did what you suggest...the world would be a MUCH better place.
2013-04-16 12:53:00 PM
1 votes:
dittybopper: OK, I've been looking at the film and the stills, and I'm starting to formulate a theory about the devices:
These weren't bombs made with actual high explosives.  It was made with gunpowder, specifically either black powder, or, more likely, a black powder substitute like Pyrodex or Triple7.
My reasoning is the fire-ball like nature of the "explosions", and the large amounts of white smoke.  Anyone whose seen a muzzleloader shoot is familiar with that image on a much smaller scale.  Even the color of the fireball matches.
My guess on the construction is a large metal pipe filled with something like Triple7 (most energetic of the 3 powders I mentioned), either detonated remotely via radio or cell signal, or by a timer.  A simple battery and an Estes rocket motor igniter would suffice to trigger the device.  Easy to construct, the materials are uncontrolled, and crude, though as we've seen, cruelly effective.
 Right now, my thinking is remote detonation.  The explosions were close enough together that the setting of timers makes the timing iffy, but it jives well with "call bomb 1, hang up, call bomb 2" or "transmit bomb 1 signal, change frequency, transmit bomb 2 signal".  A cautious bomber would avoid using cellphones, though:  They'll be able to pull up the cell numbers somehow (recovered chips from the phones, or even just seeing what numbers were called in that area at that exact instant), and from that they could just request every single "ping" from those phones to find out where those phones have been, which would lead investigators to those responsible.
A less traceable method would use something like a commonly used handheld radio like an FRS or GMRS handheld, set on a certain channel with a certain CTCSS code.  You use the audio from the radio to close a relay, which closes the connection between the battery and the igniter.    Radio won't unsquelch without a transmission on the proper frequency with the proper code.  Since they are simple radios, they don't transmit location data to cell sites, and thus investigators couldn't retrieve the prior locations of those devices.
As I said, pure speculation on my part.


I already had you favored, now I adding the note "Fark's Weapons Expert".
2013-04-16 12:15:11 PM
1 votes:

Richard C Stanford: Skarekrough: 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?

Well, it was Tax Day.

And Patriot's Day.

And near the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

But other than that, nothing I can think of....

The start of the Arab revolts in Palestine.


Lincoln died, the Titanic sank, Jackie Robinson debuted, McDonald's first opened, and '89 Tiananmen protest broke out.

My bet is that it is McDonald's related.
2013-04-16 12:12:20 PM
1 votes:

Phinn: badscooter: SlothB77: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x390]

[i.imgur.com image 850x570]

[i.imgur.com image 850x570]


Call Langley.  We're through the looking glass, here, people.


I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.
2013-04-16 12:06:10 PM
1 votes:

The Evil Home Brewer: FloridaFarkTag: If it is Islamic Terrorism....lets not resort to dhimmitude and refuse to call Islamic Terrorism "Islamic Terrorism".

And its not just a left/right thing.  There are plenty on the right who refuse to call Islamic Terrorism as such...like Grover Norquist and many of the Fox News talking heads

The cheering of Palestinians in Palestine...the ball bearings used as shrapnel....these are signs that it was some sort of Islamic Terrorism

Let me use your incredibly stupid and uninformed logic to offer an equally valid theory.... Maybe it was Argentina planting bombs to condemn Ronald Reagan's support of Margaret Thatcher during the Malivinas War..... The Argentinians set off bombs in the US Tuesday because of Thatcher's funeral.

/Ok.... So Thatcher's funeral is today.... a day after the bombing.... No worries. Facts don't concern trolls anyway.
//Dumbazz


Naaah, the Bruins and the Maple Leafs will more than likely meet in the play ofs, and the Leafs are in the play offs for the first time in a looooong time.  On CNN, I saw a big Canadian flag hanging outside one of the windows in the building-with-the-guy-on-the-roof.  Connect the dots.
2013-04-16 11:54:42 AM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Knoughah: SlothB77: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x390]

Oh Jesus not a guy on a roof now

That's not a guy, that's a BLACK HELICOPTER dressed as a guy.


it was a grassy roof.
2013-04-16 11:45:55 AM
1 votes:

jfivealive: Uhh Best Korea Supreme Leader obviously has a jetpack


At his weight?  More likely it's a spare rocket motor.
2013-04-16 11:37:55 AM
1 votes:

LessO2: Boston bombing is a great reason you should buy gold: Glenn Beck

What a dick.


Wow, Jon Stewart's impersonation of Beck is getting frightenly good. It's spoiled a bit by the over the top rehortic he's spouting. Even Glenn Beck isn't that much of a ghoul.
2013-04-16 11:36:53 AM
1 votes:

fireclown: nekom: hmm.. what do you make of that? possibly part of the security detail?

Or a guy with rooftop access from his apartment.


Bigfoot.
2013-04-16 11:30:26 AM
1 votes:

Hack Patooey: jfivealive: Jerry Westerby: jfivealive: Plane at Logan airport stopped

http://www.businessinsider.com/flight-stopped-at-bostons-logan-airpo rt -2013-4

Barn door.  Horse.

Wood shed.  Donkey.

Love shack.  Baby.


Plymouth Rock.  Lobster
2013-04-16 11:29:03 AM
1 votes:

ShadowKamui: Do the Peroxide bombs leave the same type of flash?


It's a very light-colored flash.  Blonde in hue, one could almost say.
2013-04-16 10:50:10 AM
1 votes:

bmongar: All this speculation is a waste of time as it is obvious that it is:
    Bilderberg funded shape shifting reptilian Papal guard air who were working under the direction of Rupert Murdoch and George Soros to simultaneously drive news consumption and destabilize world currencies.


You speak nothing of the Apollinarian Heresy, Eurabia, Philadelphia Experiment, the Trilateral Commission, or Opus Dei? Go and drink the Kool Aid your masters have ordered you to drink, you blind, mindless sheep.
2013-04-16 10:48:55 AM
1 votes:
Snarfangel:

Previous comment was a joke.  Thought that was obvious. Just wanted to make sure you knew that. Apparently irony was also at the finish line.
2013-04-16 10:46:37 AM
1 votes:
NSFW graphic picture

/top right of picture
//not a single fark was given
2013-04-16 10:46:27 AM
1 votes:

balki1867: namegoeshere: I guess we should be thankful they're not going with the obvious "Boston Masacre Pt 2."

Too late, CNN is already calling this the Boston Massacre.  I guess people forget that even though it's been ~250 years, the Boston Massacre was actually a thing.


Their second choice was Marathonicide, but it sounded too much like a bug spray.
2013-04-16 10:46:18 AM
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Vlad_the_Inaner: vygramul: A picture of a guy at Tenerife, his clothes mostly torn off.

I read that in this guy's voice

[i.imgur.com image 565x541]


His arms wide.
2013-04-16 10:41:42 AM
1 votes:

balki1867: namegoeshere: I guess we should be thankful they're not going with the obvious "Boston Masacre Pt 2."

Too late, CNN is already calling this the Boston Massacre.  I guess people forget that even though it's been ~250 years, the Boston Massacre was actually a thing.


students.cis.uab.edu

f--k it, let's just solve everything WITH DANCE
2013-04-16 10:32:36 AM
1 votes:

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.


All 'educated guess' points to domestic terrorism. Either some Muslim American with no affiliation to AQ etc or 'white power anti government Tim McVeigh/Eric Rudolph types'.
2013-04-16 09:51:58 AM
1 votes:

Dwight_Yeast: bdub77: One sec, I've just gotta do this line of coke here.......ahhhh.

Oliver Stone! What are you doing posting here?


Look, I'm just saying. It's really obvious here. Look at what we know.

There was a fire at the JFK Library the day of the bombings.
JFK was killed by a man in the book depository.
There is a JFK airport in NYC.
9/11 was in NYC.
JFK was from Massachusetts.
It was Patriot's Day.
JFK was a patriot.

Study it out!

That's right. JFK was responsible.
2013-04-16 09:47:40 AM
1 votes:

TheSelphie: Mumbles sounds drunk.  Not that I would blame him if he is.


He always sounds like that.  "City of Boston" = "shiatty Abortion" in his dialect, whatever the hell dialect that is.
2013-04-16 09:47:00 AM
1 votes:

Barnstormer: Portions of the governor's memo to state employees this morning:

Friends -

First, after yesterday's horrific events, I hope you, your family members and your friends are safe and sound.  I know that all of our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured.

The state will be open for business today, but it will not be business as usual. For those of you taking public transportation to work, you will see an additional police presence - including random searches of packages, bags, and backpacks. When you get to work, you will also see an additional security presence. While key state buildings have been searched and secured, we are increasing security out of an abundance of caution ...

...As always, I thank you for your service to the Commonwealth and ask that you show a little extra support, patience and kindness to your neighbors.

Sincerely,

Duval Patrick


He must be tired .  He spelled his own name wrong.
2013-04-16 09:38:09 AM
1 votes:

serial_crusher: 2wolves: Please stop saying "injuries. "

These are wounds. The previous administration started this verbal smoke screen and it's stupid.

what's the difference?


tinfoil
2013-04-16 09:06:11 AM
1 votes:

ColSanders: WinoRhino: I think it was a guy or girl who failed to qualify for the marathon. They were disgruntled.

[www.philebrity.com image 300x295]


Holy shiat, Ace Freely is really Stephen Colbert!
2013-04-16 09:06:02 AM
1 votes:

digistil: The Westboro Baptist Church has identified the perp: Jesus.

http://www.ibtimes.com/westboro-baptist-church-hails-boston-marathon -e xplosion-plans-picket-funerals-1194185


So it was the Mexicans?!?
2013-04-16 09:03:39 AM
1 votes:

WinoRhino: I think it was a guy or girl who failed to qualify for the marathon. They were disgruntled.


www.philebrity.com
2013-04-16 09:02:23 AM
1 votes:

RobSeace: Police looking for a hooded man and a rental van...


img.geocaching.com
2013-04-16 08:51:21 AM
1 votes:

chocolate covered poop: I really think people waste way too much time speculating about the significance of the date when things like this happen.  There are just way too many potential coincidences there that can lead you down a false trail.  I also find it funny we don't seem to take the most recent tragedies into account when considering this.  I realize extrapolating based on recent events (Sandy Hook, Aurora) is logically flawed, but still it doesn't hurt to take that recent trend into account, or at least use it as a starting point.

I'm going with college aged (and very likely a college student) white male loner type with borderline or undiagnosed mental illness.  Educated enough to piece together home made explosives, but not a career terrorist, likely his first foray into violence.  Hopefully there's some FB or twitter account.  I think Anon could play a key role in bringing this guy in, if he doesn't kill himself first.

-Ruling out AQ, as they likely would have gone for bigger results, and I expect would be competent enough with improvised explosives to make this event much worse than it was.  I suppose it could still be a guy like the Fort Hood shooter, but while he was motivated by religion he acted more as a lone wolf.

- Ruling out fundamentalist right wingers / tea party:  not that they aren't dumb enough or violent enough to do something like this, I don't think this has the kind of government profile that your typical nut would go for - they aren't so much interested in body count as they are in the significance of their target (i.e. federally run buildings and organizations)


FTFY

/I'm sure the FBI will be calling you shortly for your two-cents
2013-04-16 08:11:15 AM
1 votes:
Hey we cranked up the earthquake machine again towards a suspect nation.
2013-04-16 07:58:11 AM
1 votes:

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.


i.imgur.com
2013-04-16 07:53:05 AM
1 votes:

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: Farce-Side: So, I scanned through this thread looking for a certain phrase, and thankfully I didn't see it.  I swear to God, I've heard the words "false flag" more in the past 24 hours than I have in my entire lifetime.  Speculative bullshiat is bullshiat.  Let's do this one right and find the person or people responsible, try them based on evidence, and then beat the living shiat out of them.

Seriously. I have a buddy who was calling 'false flag' before he even knew anything other than the fact that there was an explosion. I try to point out that in a false flag operation you would have someone set up to take the blame, but in this case officials aren't yet pointing any fingers. He seems impervious to logic. He just knows this has something to do with the government trying to take his freedom.


You need new friends.
2013-04-16 07:49:16 AM
1 votes:

NeverDrunk23: April appears to be a month of disasters and tragedies.


Exactly. 9/11, for example.
2013-04-16 07:46:26 AM
1 votes:

Alonjar: Novart: 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)


Like this one?


For every ONE you can find of a deranged "tea party" terrorist, I can name many "sane" leftists and liberal whackjobs. Its ALWAYS the left with their violence and murders and bombings... yes, Weather Underground... but thats somehow OK to you farktards.
2013-04-16 07:35:40 AM
1 votes:

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


I can't really see the cults of Isis or Mithrias doing this but I wouldn't rule the followers of Demeter out.

/what wrong millennium?
2013-04-16 07:16:48 AM
1 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: So...do we know who to invade and liberate yet?



i28.photobucket.com

I keed. Hopefully the f*cker(s) will be caught and dealt with in short time. We definitely don't need to respond to this with the godawful fear-mongering that occurred after 9/11.
2013-04-16 06:59:40 AM
1 votes:

MmmmBacon: 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.


It was also the day of the big marathon in Boston, when alot of potential victims would be gathered in a public place.
2013-04-16 06:45:13 AM
1 votes:

tsalaroth: Novart: RobSeace: digistil: The Westboro Baptist Church has identified the perp: Jesus.

http://www.ibtimes.com/westboro-baptist-church-hails-boston-marathon -e xplosion-plans-picket-funerals-1194185

Stay classy, Westboro assholes... I'm tempted to wish a bomb going off in the middle of one of their protests, but I can't bring myself to do so...

Can somebody explain to me how seemingly no law can be applied against them? Picketing funerals purely for the sake of harassment seems to be....harassment. I thought there were laws against that type of thing.

It's not harassment if you're "protesting".


So I can just "protest" my ex-girlfriend everywhere she goes? All I need is a sign calling her satan's little slut and I'm good to go?

Sweet.
 
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