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2013-04-17 06:28:05 PM
In the now famous picture, that red thing in Mr Arredondo's hand is the injured man's femoral artery, which Arredondo is keeping pinched shut.  Incredible.
 
2013-04-17 06:55:55 PM
There were many "heroes" to come out of Monday, but this guy is arguably one of the most famous ones to come out of it.
 
2013-04-17 08:06:36 PM
http://youtu.be/qWJTn_-TJ1Y

Here is a video of him minutes after the bombing, he seems to be shaking uncontrollably.
 
2013-04-17 08:14:21 PM
Did he write in the margins of some conspiracy UFO book back in the 50's and mail it to another crazy?
 
2013-04-17 08:52:21 PM

ckccfa: In the now famous picture, that red thing in Mr Arredondo's hand is the injured man's femoral artery, which Arredondo is keeping pinched shut.  Incredible.


 I'm glad the cropped version of that picture has gotten the circulation. The original's horrid gore obscures the intensity.
 
2013-04-17 09:02:25 PM
 
2013-04-17 09:06:08 PM
This guy's life story over the past 10 years reads like a goddamn Greek tragedy.  I don't know how one man can endure so much shiat.
 
2013-04-17 09:07:36 PM

mactobain: ckccfa: In the now famous picture, that red thing in Mr Arredondo's hand is the injured man's femoral artery, which Arredondo is keeping pinched shut.  Incredible.

 I'm glad the cropped version of that picture has gotten the circulation. The original's horrid gore obscures the intensity.


So that's Picture #8, huh?
 
2013-04-17 09:09:35 PM
Good for him. New York's only cowboy hat wearing guy just stands around in his underwear all day.
 
2013-04-17 09:09:51 PM

MoonPirate: Did he write in the margins of some conspiracy UFO book back in the 50's and mail it to another crazy?


You're thinking of Carlos Allende, pseudonym of Carl Allan, the charlatan who fabricated the "Manhattan Project" hoax.
 
2013-04-17 09:10:03 PM

vernonFL: http://youtu.be/qWJTn_-TJ1Y

Here is a video of him minutes after the bombing, he seems to be shaking uncontrollably.


Adrenaline is a hell of a drug hormone.
 
2013-04-17 09:10:28 PM

FriarReb98: mactobain: ckccfa: In the now famous picture, that red thing in Mr Arredondo's hand is the injured man's femoral artery, which Arredondo is keeping pinched shut.  Incredible.

 I'm glad the cropped version of that picture has gotten the circulation. The original's horrid gore obscures the intensity.

So that's Picture #8, huh?


ugh. Yes. I wish I could unsee the original pic.
 
2013-04-17 09:12:25 PM
The world needs more like him.

That's a patriot.
 
2013-04-17 09:13:36 PM
The cowboy hat is the source of his power. If one were to take it and consume it, you would then gain this power.
 
2013-04-17 09:13:44 PM

calbert: Marathon Bombing 'Hero' Questioned By FBI, Police At Boston HoMe



Jesus. The headline makes it seem like he's a fng suspect. Of course the questioned him. They questioned everybody.
 
2013-04-17 09:14:25 PM

vernonFL: http://youtu.be/qWJTn_-TJ1Y

Here is a video of him minutes after the bombing, he seems to be shaking uncontrollably.


Probably the adrenaline high wearing off and his body coping with everything that just happened physically and psychologically
 
2013-04-17 09:15:09 PM

calbert: Marathon Bombing 'Hero' Questioned By FBI, Police At Boston Home


Good grief the comments section of that article is a train wreck..
 
2013-04-17 09:16:09 PM
http://benthorndike.smugmug.com/Ot her/Marathon-Explosion-Photos/289355 57_ZjvV65#!i=2459431165&k=wCPkhHj

Pictures of the 'Runner' BPD is interested in. Password is Thorndike. *WARNING NSFW*
 
2013-04-17 09:17:00 PM

calbert: Marathon Bombing 'Hero' Questioned By FBI, Police At Boston Home


so? Dude risked his ass after losing two sons to save another guy he didn't know. He's a hero until proven otherwise
 
2013-04-17 09:17:02 PM
Incredible. I couldn't handle the original pic when I saw it. I can't imagine dealing with it so heroically in real life.
 
2013-04-17 09:17:53 PM

ckccfa: In the now famous picture, that red thing in Mr Arredondo's hand is the injured man's femoral artery, which Arredondo is keeping pinched shut.  Incredible.


Ugh. I'm sure the rest of his leg is nothing but pulped muscle and exposed bone, from what little I can see. No thanks on the rest of the pic...
 
2013-04-17 09:18:31 PM

calbert: Marathon Bombing 'Hero' Questioned By FBI, Police At Boston Home


I figured the FBI would cover that angle.

Mods deemed me suggesting it as inappropriate though.
 
2013-04-17 09:20:47 PM

JonBuck: ckccfa: In the now famous picture, that red thing in Mr Arredondo's hand is the injured man's femoral artery, which Arredondo is keeping pinched shut.  Incredible.

Ugh. I'm sure the rest of his leg is nothing but pulped muscle and exposed bone, from what little I can see. No thanks on the rest of the pic...


Bone, yes. Muscle, no. The muscles are entirely gone.
 
2013-04-17 09:21:38 PM

YodaBlues: Pictures of the 'Runner' BPD is interested in.


See, here's the thing I don't get about the crucifixion of this guy. He ran from what appears to be a group of very injured people. Has it occurred that he may be rushing to find some EMTs to direct to this group? Chaos on the ground, probably a lot of disorientation abound, guy sees a bunch of people in terrible shape, realizes they need some help and rushes out to find people with medical training?

I understand why the BPD/FBI want to question him, but the stuff I've seen online about the "runner" (and from news organizations *cough cough* CNN *cough cough*) have never even given this idea a thought.
 
2013-04-17 09:23:11 PM

calbert: Marathon Bombing 'Hero' Questioned By FBI, Police At Boston Home



We know how the American media works. They'll make you a hero and then they'll look at your politics and porn collection:
www.mrmediatraining.com
 
2013-04-17 09:25:36 PM

klaybc: Good for him. New York's only cowboy hat wearing guy just stands around in his underwear all day.


He plays guitar as well...
 
2013-04-17 09:25:36 PM

JonBuck: ckccfa: In the now famous picture, that red thing in Mr Arredondo's hand is the injured man's femoral artery, which Arredondo is keeping pinched shut.  Incredible.

Ugh. I'm sure the rest of his leg is nothing but pulped muscle and exposed bone, from what little I can see. No thanks on the rest of the pic...


Far worse. A few bone shards and shredded skin flapping in the breeze.
 
2013-04-17 09:25:40 PM

YodaBlues: http://benthorndike.smugmug.com/Ot her/Marathon-Explosion-Photos/289355 57_ZjvV65#!i=2459431165&k=wCPkhHj

Pictures of the 'Runner' BPD is interested in. Password is Thorndike. *WARNING NSFW*



According to who?

got a link?
 
2013-04-17 09:25:42 PM
Other articles note that Arredondo was notified of his son's death in Iraq on his birthday. No wonder he went berserk.

This dude has been through hell. He was physically attacked by right-wing protesters at an anti-war march in 2007.
A real hero, indeed.
 
2013-04-17 09:26:11 PM

YodaBlues: http://benthorndike.smugmug.com/Ot her/Marathon-Explosion-Photos/289355 57_ZjvV65#!i=2459431165&k=wCPkhHj

Pictures of the 'Runner' BPD is interested in. Password is Thorndike. *WARNING NSFW*


Is the runner supposed to be the guy in the first few pics in all black with the pants ripped?
 
2013-04-17 09:26:20 PM

somedude210: YodaBlues: Pictures of the 'Runner' BPD is interested in.

See, here's the thing I don't get about the crucifixion of this guy. He ran from what appears to be a group of very injured people. Has it occurred that he may be rushing to find some EMTs to direct to this group? Chaos on the ground, probably a lot of disorientation abound, guy sees a bunch of people in terrible shape, realizes they need some help and rushes out to find people with medical training?

I understand why the BPD/FBI want to question him, but the stuff I've seen online about the "runner" (and from news organizations *cough cough* CNN *cough cough*) have never even given this idea a thought.


Well CNN is completely full of shiat. I tried watching some earlier to get caught up and my brain damn near killed itself with the insipidness of their coverage. 

My thinking and this is purely speculation: He moved quicker than anyone else, which could potentially say he was expecting the boom. He was also at ground zero and most certainly had residue and other forensic evidence on his person. Alternatively, there is the possibility he had the bomb and didn't know he had the bomb. Maybe the bomber asked him to hold the bag and left the area.
 
2013-04-17 09:26:45 PM
BAH GAWD KING! THAT MAN HAD A FAMILY!
 
2013-04-17 09:27:33 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
I dunno. That part of him literally waving around a blood-soaked US flag like it was already a religious relic was just disturbing. It's like they're already trying to whip up a cult-worship of this tragedy just like they did with everything from 9-11.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-17 09:29:41 PM

TV's Vinnie: I dunno. That part of him literally waving around a blood-soaked US flag like it was already a religious relic was just disturbing. It's like they're already trying to whip up a cult-worship of this tragedy just like they did with everything from 9-11.


Yeah. Sure it was a bunch of foreign nationals who were motivated by a hatred of the United States culture and their Cold War political posturing in the middle east who committed the bloodiest attack on American Soil, creating a greater loss of life than even Pearl Harbor, but you keep just farking that chicken.
 
2013-04-17 09:30:15 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You're thinking of Carlos Allende, pseudonym of Carl Allan, the charlatan who fabricated the "Manhattan Project" hoax.


I've never seen a wronger statement.  Every word is wrong.

And that's all I'm saying.
 
2013-04-17 09:30:18 PM

Giltric: YodaBlues: http://benthorndike.smugmug.com/Ot her/Marathon-Explosion-Photos/289355 57_ZjvV65#!i=2459431165&k=wCPkhHj

Pictures of the 'Runner' BPD is interested in. Password is Thorndike. *WARNING NSFW*


According to who?

got a link?


It was part of the smorgasbord of info coming out earlier today, it may have changed since then. I know they mentioned a guy in a white ballcap/gray hoodies from a video cap and there were other reports coming out about wanting to talk to the the dude running in the pics.

Peter von Nostrand: YodaBlues: http://benthorndike.smugmug.com/Ot her/Marathon-Explosion-Photos/289355 57_ZjvV65#!i=2459431165&k=wCPkhHj

Pictures of the 'Runner' BPD is interested in. Password is Thorndike. *WARNING NSFW*

Is the runner supposed to be the guy in the first few pics in all black with the pants ripped?


Yes, I believe so.
 
2013-04-17 09:30:48 PM
Fun fact:  He was beaten up by a self-styled "patriot" group, Gathering of Eagles, for protesting the war:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/16/1202317/-Boston-Hero-Carlos -A rredondo-Beaten-by-Gathering-of-Eagles-Thugs-in-2007


i202.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-17 09:31:23 PM

YodaBlues: Alternatively, there is the possibility he had the bomb and didn't know he had the bomb. Maybe the bomber asked him to hold the bag and left the area


um...that would've blown chunks off the poor dude.

TV's Vinnie: That part of him literally waving around a blood-soaked US flag like it was already a religious relic was just disturbing. It's like they're already trying to whip up a cult-worship of this tragedy just like they did with everything from 9-11.


If you watch the youtube video upthread, it sounded like someone asked him what he's holding, he showed them and then they asked if they could get a picture or two with him holding it outstretched.  He isn't making it a relic, hell the people taking the picture probably weren't either, but it does make a fantastic photo.

/because this guy really needs to be in  more memorable photos
 
2013-04-17 09:31:26 PM

TV's Vinnie: I dunno. That part of him literally waving around a blood-soaked US flag like it was already a religious relic was just disturbing. It's like they're already trying to whip up a cult-worship of this tragedy just like they did with everything from 9-11.


You who else liked to have ceremonies with the blood standard?
 
2013-04-17 09:33:26 PM
Feel so sad for this guy. Two sons.

Kinda weird that his sons wouldn't soon be forgotten because of an act of kindness in amidst another act of violence.
 
2013-04-17 09:33:45 PM

Oldiron_79: TV's Vinnie: I dunno. That part of him literally waving around a blood-soaked US flag like it was already a religious relic was just disturbing. It's like they're already trying to whip up a cult-worship of this tragedy just like they did with everything from 9-11.

You who else liked to have ceremonies with the blood standard?



Mmmmm, Yoo-hoo
 
2013-04-17 09:34:21 PM

somedude210: YodaBlues: Alternatively, there is the possibility he had the bomb and didn't know he had the bomb. Maybe the bomber asked him to hold the bag and left the area

um...that would've blown chunks off the poor dude.



Just speculating. Only if he was holding it, but he may have set it down. His clothes are shredded, but he looks otherwise intact and there are others who were close to the blast who appear relatively unscathed. The pics capture bomb site #1 from a pretty good angle, you can see where it blew.
 
2013-04-17 09:37:12 PM

YodaBlues: Just speculating. Only if he was holding it, but he may have set it down. His clothes are shredded, but he looks otherwise intact and there are others who were close to the blast who appear relatively unscathed. The pics capture bomb site #1 from a pretty good angle, you can see where it blew.


True, and he may have been close enough that his pants got shredded, but if he was  that close to it, there would be chunks missing, if not entire limbs

speaking of which, where was #8 guy in relation to the bomb when it went off?
 
2013-04-17 09:38:38 PM

Shrugging Atlas: This guy's life story over the past 10 years reads like a goddamn Greek tragedy.   I don't know how one man can endure so much shiat.


NEVER ask that question.
 
2013-04-17 09:39:59 PM

somedude210: YodaBlues: Just speculating. Only if he was holding it, but he may have set it down. His clothes are shredded, but he looks otherwise intact and there are others who were close to the blast who appear relatively unscathed. The pics capture bomb site #1 from a pretty good angle, you can see where it blew.

True, and he may have been close enough that his pants got shredded, but if he was  that close to it, there would be chunks missing, if not entire limbs

speaking of which, where was #8 guy in relation to the bomb when it went off?


No idea, but he is in some of the later shots in the gallery, hence the NSFW warning. Given his injuries, I think he had to of been right on top of the thing.
 
2013-04-17 09:40:54 PM

YodaBlues: http://benthorndike.smugmug.com/Ot her/Marathon-Explosion-Photos/289355 57_ZjvV65#!i=2459431165&k=wCPkhHj

Pictures of the 'Runner' BPD is interested in. Password is Thorndike. *WARNING NSFW*


No, it isnt.  Thats a guy who got hit so hard by the blast that it blew his farking clothes off, and understandably so, he TOOK OFF RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE.

The guy the police are looking for dropped the bomb and walked away before detonating it. He is NOT in any of those photos.
 
2013-04-17 09:41:36 PM

YodaBlues: somedude210: YodaBlues: Just speculating. Only if he was holding it, but he may have set it down. His clothes are shredded, but he looks otherwise intact and there are others who were close to the blast who appear relatively unscathed. The pics capture bomb site #1 from a pretty good angle, you can see where it blew.

True, and he may have been close enough that his pants got shredded, but if he was  that close to it, there would be chunks missing, if not entire limbs

speaking of which, where was #8 guy in relation to the bomb when it went off?

No idea, but he is in some of the later shots in the gallery, hence the NSFW warning. Given his injuries, I think he had to of been right on top of the thing.


It's really incredible, and there is incredible kudos to Mr. Arredondo, that unnamed Asian lady and the others who helped Jeff Baumann Jr. that the dead did not number four. His legs were gone. Just gone.
 
2013-04-17 09:43:45 PM

TV's Vinnie: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 275x183]
I dunno. That part of him literally waving around a blood-soaked US flag like it was already a religious relic was just disturbing. It's like they're already trying to whip up a cult-worship of this tragedy just like they did with everything from 9-11.

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I saw the video. The guy with the camera asked him to hold it up like that.
 
2013-04-17 09:51:22 PM
honorary american
 
2013-04-17 09:57:30 PM
Where is the cowardice that the article is hinting at?

I havent heard any stories to suggest people acting cowardly
 
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