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(Bloomberg)   Boston bombing victim, who lost both of his legs, woke up from surgery, still heavily drugged, and helped identify one of the attackers   (bloomberg.com) divider line 100
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2013-04-18 11:39:41 PM
Wow... Good on him, looks like the video evidence is piling up against "suspect 2" as well. What a P.O.S.

I would, however, like to believe that if I noticed someone throw a bag down at my feet in a public place and walk away I would at least move to a new spot if not notify some sort of authority....

/also a 2 1/2 min timer... if only that nitwit got stuck holding onto that bag a bit longer...
 
2013-04-18 11:52:15 PM
Glad to hear that photo #8 guy survived.
 
2013-04-19 12:30:36 AM
That is amazing.  And heartbreaking.   His family saw #8  the same way we did :(
 
2013-04-19 12:35:20 AM
Damn,
 
2013-04-19 12:45:36 AM
When they catch these guys, they better hope it's the cops who catch them, and that some random citizen doesn't ID them first...because the cops will only beat them half to death. A vigilante squad will go 110% of the way.
 
2013-04-19 12:48:05 AM

Gyrfalcon: When they catch these guys, they better hope it's the cops who catch them, and that some random citizen doesn't ID them first...because the cops will only beat them half to death. A vigilante squad will go 110% of the way.


I know, right?

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2013-04-19 12:48:12 AM
Karma, dude.

You blow off someone's legs, they see to it that you end up being locked away for life or executed.

Seems fair to me.
 
2013-04-19 12:48:59 AM
So will this make Alex Jones finally stfu about this? Because I'm all for that.
 
2013-04-19 12:49:31 AM
I'm pretty shocked he remembered everything so clearly. That's awesome. I have a hard time remembering the night before after just a night of drinking.

/and I'll drink to that
 
2013-04-19 12:49:43 AM
Where is the proof?
 
2013-04-19 12:50:21 AM
I hope this guy pulls in more p*ssy than an '80s hair-metal band after this.

Then him & Cowboy Hat Man will travel the earth, find adventure, & right all the wrongs
 
2013-04-19 12:51:01 AM

Gyrfalcon: and that some random citizen doesn't ID them first


The internet believes it is now Sunil

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2013-04-19 12:52:18 AM

Gyrfalcon: When they catch these guys, they better hope it's the cops who catch them, and that some random citizen doesn't ID them first...because the cops will only beat them half to death. A vigilante squad will go 110% of the way.


I wouldn't kill him. I'd keep him alive, physically unharmed, wishing he were dead, for the rest of his miserable farking life.

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2013-04-19 12:52:33 AM

raerae1980: That is amazing.  And heartbreaking.   His family saw #8  the same way we did :(


I can't even imagine how awful that would be.
 
2013-04-19 12:52:55 AM

Hotcheese: Wow... Good on him, looks like the video evidence is piling up against "suspect 2" as well. What a P.O.S.

I would, however, like to believe that if I noticed someone throw a bag down at my feet in a public place and walk away I would at least move to a new spot if not notify some sort of authority....

/also a 2 1/2 min timer... if only that nitwit got stuck holding onto that bag a bit longer...


Yeah, if I saw something like that, I'd at least say "hey, you dropped your bag" and when I saw the guy running for it, start clearing everything and everyone out while (possibly) trying to throw the bag at the coward.

Rule of thumb: pay attention to abandoned items and randomly dropped packages.
 
2013-04-19 12:53:18 AM

banandar123: So will this make Alex Jones finally stfu about this? Because I'm all for that.


The only thing that will make him STFU will be him passing from this mortal coil. Then he'll be Satan's problem.
 
2013-04-19 12:53:21 AM
They'd better make sure his prosthetic legs are extra sturdy, so they can support his BALLS OF STEEL properly.  Wow.
 
2013-04-19 12:53:40 AM
Without both legs, I wonder how long his girlfriend would remain to be with him. Situations like this can really make you think just how important you are to people close to you. If you lost a few important body parts, will they still stick with you or move on?
 
2013-04-19 12:54:07 AM

BalugaJoe: Where is the proof?


EABOD
 
2013-04-19 12:54:41 AM

BalugaJoe: Where is the proof?


Proof? You're given the most reliable proof there is - which any LEO will tell you is eyewitness testimony - from a guy who just got his legs blown off and woke up from a drug-induced coma! What more proof could you want? Get a rope!
 
2013-04-19 12:55:06 AM
Ok, what the heck is '#8 guy' and where can I see a list of numbered photos so I can be part of the conversation?
 
2013-04-19 12:55:35 AM

rocinante721: I hope this guy pulls in more p*ssy than an '80s hair-metal band after this.

Then him & Cowboy Hat Man will travel the earth, find adventure, & right all the wrongs


www.fox.com

Someone 'shop a cowboy hat on Roger.

/too soon?
 
2013-04-19 12:55:40 AM
Did he mention what race/ethnicity he thought they were? That's the important thing
 
2013-04-19 12:57:10 AM

Speaker2Animals: banandar123: So will this make Alex Jones finally stfu about this? Because I'm all for that.

The only thing that will make him STFU will be him passing from this mortal coil. Then he'll be Satan's problem.


If only that were true. No matter how Jones kicks the bucket, his fan club will assume foul play and he'll become a martyr.

You'll be hearing from him long after he's gone.
 
2013-04-19 12:57:37 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Did he mention what race/ethnicity he thought they were? That's the important thing


Dothraki?


//Or Mossad, they both seem as likely
 
2013-04-19 12:57:47 AM

rocinante721: I hope this guy pulls in more p*ssy than an '80s hair-metal band after this.

Then him & Cowboy Hat Man will travel the earth, find adventure, & right all the wrongs


Oh God help me but I laughed at that. I imagined Wheels and the Leg Man from AD.

I agree though Jeff Bauman Jr is awesome.
 
2013-04-19 12:57:58 AM

BalugaJoe: Where is the proof?


That comes later. See, we have this system with people called "lawyers" and "judges" to sort all that out.
 
2013-04-19 12:58:22 AM

BalugaJoe: Where is the proof?


Go fark yourself.
 
2013-04-19 12:58:43 AM

GungFu: Ok, what the heck is '#8 guy' and where can I see a list of numbered photos so I can be part of the conversation?


It stemmed from an original slideshow from the attack. He was picture #8. His name is Jeff Bauman Jr. His dad's been updating his status on Facebook.
 
2013-04-19 12:59:18 AM

GungFu: Ok, what the heck is '#8 guy' and where can I see a list of numbered photos so I can be part of the conversation?


It's this photo, only not cropped. Just google "Jeff Bauman Jr" and it'll come up. IT IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR SANITY. Carlos Arredondo is the dude in the cowboy hat. He's literally holding Jeff's femoral artery shut.

www.bloomberg.com
 
2013-04-19 12:59:28 AM
Boston bombing victim, who lost both of his legs, woke up from surgery, still heavily drugged, signed some papers for Andrew Card and Alberto Gonzales,  and helped identify one of the attackers.
 
2013-04-19 12:59:30 AM

Hotcheese: Wow... Good on him, looks like the video evidence is piling up against "suspect 2" as well. What a P.O.S.

I would, however, like to believe that if I noticed someone throw a bag down at my feet in a public place and walk away I would at least move to a new spot if not notify some sort of authority....

/also a 2 1/2 min timer... if only that nitwit got stuck holding onto that bag a bit longer...



He "threw the bag down."

Did the impact start the timer?
 
2013-04-19 01:00:37 AM
Good for him.
 
2013-04-19 01:01:27 AM
As much as I want the bad guy's nailed, this eye witness stuff will go absolutely nowhere if the accused has a decent attorney. Eye witness testimony sucks in the most ideal circumstances.  Now add explosions, loss of limbs, consciousness, and blood and add in drugs and coma.
 
2013-04-19 01:02:03 AM

banandar123: So will this make Alex Jones finally stfu about this? Because I'm all for that.


There are still people who pay attention to that clown?
 
2013-04-19 01:02:08 AM
Left side of image is mr white hat on backwards. Running from the second blast me thinks.

http://i.imgur.com/I1dF69f.jpg
 
2013-04-19 01:03:20 AM
He "threw the bag down."

Did the impact start the timer?


The remnant components and batteries seem to have been from an R/C car, strongly suggesting it was remotely detonated.
 
2013-04-19 01:04:26 AM

sheep snorter: Left side of image is mr white hat on backwards. Running from the second blast me thinks.

http://i.imgur.com/I1dF69f.jpg


Yep, that sure looks like Suspect 2.
 
2013-04-19 01:04:46 AM

Bucky Katt: banandar123: So will this make Alex Jones finally stfu about this? Because I'm all for that.

There are still people who pay attention to that clown?


Dude you won't even believe this, but his videos about Boston have gotten like 200k+ views in this 4 day period...Lots of crazy in this country.
 
2013-04-19 01:04:57 AM

Hotcheese: Wow... Good on him, looks like the video evidence is piling up against "suspect 2" as well. What a P.O.S.

I would, however, like to believe that if I noticed someone throw a bag down at my feet in a public place and walk away I would at least move to a new spot if not notify some sort of authority....

/also a 2 1/2 min timer... if only that nitwit got stuck holding onto that bag a bit longer...


I am glad that the idiot did not think to do this at the beginning of the race.
 
2013-04-19 01:04:58 AM

Mrbogey: GungFu: Ok, what the heck is '#8 guy' and where can I see a list of numbered photos so I can be part of the conversation?

It stemmed from an original slideshow from the attack. He was picture #8. His name is Jeff Bauman Jr. His dad's been updating his status on Facebook.


Mike Chewbacca: GungFu: Ok, what the heck is '#8 guy' and where can I see a list of numbered photos so I can be part of the conversation?

It's this photo, only not cropped. Just google "Jeff Bauman Jr" and it'll come up. IT IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR SANITY. Carlos Arredondo is the dude in the cowboy hat. He's literally holding Jeff's femoral artery shut.

[www.bloomberg.com image 640x403]



Ok, guys. I knew what the guy's name was because I read a bit about Carlos Arredondo but the numbering thing I wasn't aware of.

Cheers for the info.
 
2013-04-19 01:05:08 AM
But did he tell the FBI whether it was a teabagger or a muslim or a fundie? Because that's what matters -- who to blame. Then we can direct our impotent rage at all the members of the group they fully represent and invade their country (if applicable).
 
2013-04-19 01:05:23 AM

gadian: As much as I want the bad guy's nailed, this eye witness stuff will go absolutely nowhere if the accused has a decent attorney. Eye witness testimony sucks in the most ideal circumstances.  Now add explosions, loss of limbs, consciousness, and blood and add in drugs and coma.


Agreed, but a legless guy testifying in front of a jury could finger zombie Marlon Brando as the culprit, and people would be ready to lynch his corpse.
 
2013-04-19 01:06:31 AM

desertgeek: Hotcheese: Wow... Good on him, looks like the video evidence is piling up against "suspect 2" as well. What a P.O.S.

I would, however, like to believe that if I noticed someone throw a bag down at my feet in a public place and walk away I would at least move to a new spot if not notify some sort of authority....

/also a 2 1/2 min timer... if only that nitwit got stuck holding onto that bag a bit longer...

Yeah, if I saw something like that, I'd at least say "hey, you dropped your bag" and when I saw the guy running for it, start clearing everything and everyone out while (possibly) trying to throw the bag at the coward.

Rule of thumb: pay attention to abandoned items and randomly dropped packages.


I take it you've never been to a race. Why would anyone be paying much attention to other spectators instead of watching and cheering for the ridiculously fast runners crossing the finish line?

Moreover, discarded clothing and other items are pretty common at races (or at least all big-ish ones I've been to). Granted, a backpack is a bit unusual for someone to just leave at a race, but not so noteworthy that it should or likely would set off anyone's alarm bells. It wouldn't've set off mine, at least. Certainly not enough to be like "Holy crap, I think that's a bomb--I need to get out of here ASAP!"

/just isn't something that typically happens in the US
//Pakistan, India, and Iraq all had seriously FUBAR bombings this week, too
///doubting I would have noticed anything strange about their bombers, either
////before it was too late, at least.
 
2013-04-19 01:06:39 AM

Mike Chewbacca: GungFu: Ok, what the heck is '#8 guy' and where can I see a list of numbered photos so I can be part of the conversation?

It's this photo, only not cropped. Just google "Jeff Bauman Jr" and it'll come up. IT IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR SANITY. Carlos Arredondo is the dude in the cowboy hat. He's literally holding Jeff's femoral artery shut.


That cowboy is a stupendous badass.

I hope good things happen to him for the rest of his life.
 
2013-04-19 01:07:04 AM

Bucky Katt: banandar123: So will this make Alex Jones finally stfu about this? Because I'm all for that.

There are still people who pay attention to that clown?


There are people who actually believe his crap!
 
2013-04-19 01:07:04 AM
Incredible.  I hope his testimony helps.

This guy is already famous, being the subject of one of this century's most iconic photographs (I'm making that call).  If he helps in apprehending the terrorist, he's going to be on a well-paid motivational speaker circuit for the rest of his life.
 
2013-04-19 01:08:04 AM

Gyrfalcon: When they catch these guys, they better hope it's the cops who catch them, and that some random citizen doesn't ID them first...because the cops will only beat them half to death. A vigilante squad will go 110% of the way.


If I caught them, I'd keep'em locked in a room, tied to chairs, and slowly remove their skin using only a potato peeler and a Twinkie.
 
2013-04-19 01:08:58 AM

GreenSun: Without both legs, I wonder how long his girlfriend would remain to be with him. Situations like this can really make you think just how important you are to people close to you. If you lost a few important body parts, will they still stick with you or move on?


Depends on the person.  I met my wife when I was already in a wheelchair.  It made no difference to her, like her red devil hair made no difference to me.  My girlfriend before her knew me when I could walk, but we didn't break up because of the wheelchair per se.  Our interests diverged.

/sorry for being serious on fark
//first time for everything.
 
2013-04-19 01:10:54 AM

strangeluck: Gyrfalcon: When they catch these guys, they better hope it's the cops who catch them, and that some random citizen doesn't ID them first...because the cops will only beat them half to death. A vigilante squad will go 110% of the way.

If I caught them, I'd keep'em locked in a room, tied to chairs, and slowly remove their skin using only a potato peeler and a Twinkie.


Is it wrong that I am wildly curious about how the Twinkie fits into this scenario?
 
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