If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(NBC News)   Eerie photos of a deserted city while Boston remains locked down   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 189
    More: Strange  
•       •       •

15397 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Apr 2013 at 3:00 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



189 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-04-19 02:05:41 PM  
proxy.storify.com

No matter how empty the streets are, I'm sure somebody in Boston will find a way to drive like an asshole.
 
2013-04-19 02:38:51 PM  
How long before the stories of a supposed baby boom in 9 months. I'd say by late June, early July
 
2013-04-19 02:42:52 PM  
I agree it is farkin' spooky out here.
 
2013-04-19 02:47:28 PM  

vernonFL: No matter how empty the streets are, I'm sure somebody in Boston will find a way to drive like an asshole.


TRUTH


Also do we file this under "don't post illegal actions on social media"? I know the Boston PD is busy right now but later they may want to have a talk with everyone that ignored the lock down.
 
2013-04-19 02:51:07 PM  
So how long until running to get milk & eggs becomes a standard response for any kind of bomb going off?

This is what sacrificing freedom for safety looks like.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-19 03:01:52 PM  
wow, looks like Foxboro in the early 90s
 
2013-04-19 03:02:28 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: So how long until running to get milk & eggs becomes a standard response for any kind of bomb going off?

This is what sacrificing freedom for safety looks like.

[i.imgur.com image 500x400]


no freedom has been sacrificed
 
2013-04-19 03:04:22 PM  
Ridiculous.   Shutting down an economic region for a one person manhunt?   Insane.    This week, it would be more prudent to evacuate all the areas around fertilizer storage and manufacturing facilities that have not been inspected in more than five years.
 
2013-04-19 03:04:40 PM  

vernonFL: [proxy.storify.com image 599x803]

No matter how empty the streets are, I'm sure somebody in Boston will find a way to drive like an asshole.


Are we talking about the asshole who's driving and taking phone pics, or am I missing something?
 
2013-04-19 03:06:50 PM  
Reminds me of the beginning of 28 Days Later.
 
2013-04-19 03:07:11 PM  
Is the lock down forced as in they will arrest you if you leave your home, or voluntary as in, it's safer to stay home?
 
2013-04-19 03:08:20 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: vernonFL: No matter how empty the streets are, I'm sure somebody in Boston will find a way to drive like an asshole.

TRUTH


Also do we file this under "don't post illegal actions on social media"? I know the Boston PD is busy right now but later they may want to have a talk with everyone that ignored the lock down.


Fark the lockdown. This isn't North Korea.
 
2013-04-19 03:08:45 PM  

mizchief: Is the lock down forced as in they will arrest you if you leave your home, or voluntary as in, it's safer to stay home?


I think it's more of the "hey we're committed to this manhunt, so by all means stand up for your personal liberties if you don't mind being strip-searched at gun point because you're too big an asshole to just stay inside and watch the news for a day" variety.
 
2013-04-19 03:08:57 PM  

Rhypskallion: Ridiculous.   Shutting down an economic region for a one person manhunt?   Insane.    This week, it would be more prudent to evacuate all the areas around fertilizer storage and manufacturing facilities that have not been inspected in more than five years.


One person who may have a bomb strapped to him and has shown a willingness to blow up and/or shoot other people.

But hey, I'm sure you're the expert.
 
2013-04-19 03:10:02 PM  

DrPainMD: The Stealth Hippopotamus: vernonFL: No matter how empty the streets are, I'm sure somebody in Boston will find a way to drive like an asshole.

TRUTH


Also do we file this under "don't post illegal actions on social media"? I know the Boston PD is busy right now but later they may want to have a talk with everyone that ignored the lock down.

Fark the lockdown. This isn't North Korea.


This. The lockdown is a suggestion, not a mandatory order. If you're not currently in the way of police at work, you're not doing anything wrong.
 
2013-04-19 03:10:18 PM  
I hope you guys stocked up on beer and booze, or there is going to be a lot of shaky people in Boston.
 
2013-04-19 03:10:54 PM  

kwame: mizchief: Is the lock down forced as in they will arrest you if you leave your home, or voluntary as in, it's safer to stay home?

I think it's more of the "hey we're committed to this manhunt, so by all means stand up for your personal liberties if you don't mind being strip-searched at gun point because you're too big an asshole to just stay inside and watch the news for a day" variety.


I guess if it's anything like the Dormer case, it's stay home or we'll open fire on any car we see.
 
2013-04-19 03:11:02 PM  
And my Facebook feed is already getting people linking to articles about how "This is how the government takes control," and "this is the start of martial law!"

More people gone from the friends lists.  I can't believe I associate with idiots like that.  There is a GUY WITH BOMBS AND GRENADES out there who is not afraid to kill anybody.  By all means, continue life as you normally would.
 
2013-04-19 03:12:01 PM  

mizchief: I guess if it's anything like the Dormer case, it's stay home or we'll open fire on any car we see.


No, but by all means please exaggerate the situation even more.
 
2013-04-19 03:12:52 PM  

mizchief: Is the lock down forced as in they will arrest you if you leave your home, or voluntary as in, it's safer to stay home?


the latter. Outrageous, isn't it?
 
2013-04-19 03:14:37 PM  
Release the cockroaches!
 
2013-04-19 03:14:53 PM  
wow... heavy stuff..

A whole city held in hostage like this, which I understand completely... the city doesn't want risking anyone caught in the crossfire.

But it's quite amazing that so many have respected this demand... kudos to all that have to deal with this and have in a responsible and respectable manner.
 
2013-04-19 03:14:57 PM  
Looks like the Russian city that was abandoned due to nuke meltdown.
 
2013-04-19 03:14:58 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Rhypskallion: Ridiculous.   Shutting down an economic region for a one person manhunt?   Insane.    This week, it would be more prudent to evacuate all the areas around fertilizer storage and manufacturing facilities that have not been inspected in more than five years.

One person who may have a bomb strapped to him and has shown a willingness to blow up and/or shoot other people.

But hey, I'm sure you're the expert.


It's not like Godzilla is stomping around.

I weep for my country.
 
2013-04-19 03:16:50 PM  
The Executive loves opportunities to restrict exercise of rights for the sake of supposed security.
 
2013-04-19 03:17:36 PM  

awalkingecho: This. The lockdown is a suggestion, not a mandatory order. If you're not currently in the way of police at work, you're not doing anything wrong.


I have no idea. I know they have mandatory evacuations I don't know if they have mandatory lock downs.

DrPainMD: Fark the lockdown. This isn't North Korea.


Well it is Massachusetts. They have been known to give up a little freedom for a little security.
 
2013-04-19 03:18:48 PM  

one of Ripley's Bad Guys: It's not like Godzilla is stomping around.

I weep for my country.


Easy to say from 3000 miles away, isn't it?
 
2013-04-19 03:20:18 PM  
The lockdown is a governmental request.  If you walk around certain areas wearing a backpack, hoodie, and talking on a cell phone, you may get forced to the ground.  That's over the top, yes.  But at the same time, I think most people really just want one of two things:

1) This guy CAUGHT
2) Not to get themselves into the crossfire

The school closures are government institutions (or their own private corporations) and both reasonable and prudent considering this is a 19 year old suspect.

If I were in Boston right now, I'd be glued to my TV.
If I were in Boston right now and didn't want to submit to terrorism or government authority, I'd probably just head out to the countryside for a peaceful day in the outdoors, because nothing else is open.
 
2013-04-19 03:20:24 PM  
Boston proper is not that big of a city - but still I don't know why they would have to lock down the North End or South Boston when the guy is in Watertown.
 
2013-04-19 03:20:59 PM  
Hey free day off!! Three day weekend!!!
 
2013-04-19 03:21:35 PM  
FFS. From Boston's city website:


Residents in Boston, Watertown, Newton, Belmont, and Cambridge: City-wide "shelter-in-place" is advised as this investigation unfolds. Please understand we have an armed and dangerous person(s) still at large and police actively pursuing every lead in this active emergency event. Please be patient and use common sense. Avoid congregating in large crowds until this person(s) are apprehended. We will continue to update the public with more information as it becomes available.For Those at Work: While the "shelter-in-place" designation remains, employees who are at work are free to commute home per MEMA. When they get home, they are encouraged to stay home.
 
2013-04-19 03:21:39 PM  

MemeSlave: The Executive loves opportunities to restrict exercise of rights for the sake of supposed security.


I'm sorry, could you clarify whose order this is happening under?
 
2013-04-19 03:22:23 PM  

Jz4p: That's over the top, yes.


Being held accountable for ignoring a safety request while appearing to be dressed like a madman who kills people with bombs isn't really over the top.
 
2013-04-19 03:22:39 PM  

Rhypskallion: Ridiculous.   Shutting down an economic region for a one person manhunt?   Insane.    This week, it would be more prudent to evacuate all the areas around fertilizer storage and manufacturing facilities that have not been inspected in more than five years.


Stop talking sense - you're supposed to be scared.
 
2013-04-19 03:22:39 PM  

Jz4p: The lockdown is a governmental request.  If you walk around certain areas wearing a backpack, hoodie, and talking on a cell phone, you may get forced to the ground.  That's over the top, yes.  But at the same time, I think most people really just want one of two things:

1) This guy CAUGHT
2) Not to get themselves into the crossfire

The school closures are government institutions (or their own private corporations) and both reasonable and prudent considering this is a 19 year old suspect.

If I were in Boston right now, I'd be glued to my TV.
If I were in Boston right now and didn't want to submit to terrorism or government authority, I'd probably just head out to the countryside for a peaceful day in the outdoors, because nothing else is open.


If I were in Boston right now, I would not stay in Boston.
 
2013-04-19 03:23:31 PM  

one of Ripley's Bad Guys: It's not like Godzilla is stomping around.


Yes. Yes it is.
 
2013-04-19 03:24:43 PM  

boyvoyeur: Looks like the Russian city that was abandoned due to nuke meltdown.


Chernobyl. And that is exactly what I told my husband.
 
2013-04-19 03:24:48 PM  

marleymaniac: Reminds me of the beginning of 28 Days Later.



Yeah.......that empty bridge is kind of creepy.
 
2013-04-19 03:24:49 PM  

Dog Welder: And my Facebook feed is already getting people linking to articles about how "This is how the government takes control," and "this is the start of martial law!"

More people gone from the friends lists.  I can't believe I associate with idiots like that.  There is a GUY WITH BOMBS AND GRENADES out there who is not afraid to kill anybody.  By all means, continue life as you normally would.


You don't need to worry about him, at this point.  He's just as likely to burst your back door.  The police want you off the streets because they don't need anyone on their side or in the general public getting itchy trigger fingers because some frat guy with curly hair is depositing some mail into a mailbox and ends up full of holes.  The 2nd amendment people really crack me up.  Protecting yourself with a gun in this situation seems like an EXCELLENT way to get yourself shot as an accomplice, and there's pretty much no non-first degree murder way of taking a guy with explosives and potentially other weapons into custody as a private citizen.

If the effective range of your weapon is less than the effective thrown range of his explosive device, what, precisely, do you think you're going to do to identify the guy before he's capable of murdering you right back.  If he breaks into your house, get the fark out and notify cops.   His brother had a suicide vest.  We don't have castles with arrow slots any more. How are you going to take him down, with a suicide vest, without being in the range of it.  Can't shoot him through a window, or a glass door, or that glass is coming right back in shrapnel style.  From an upstairs window?  Bet he has a better angle to chunk an explosive into your place from outside than you have to shoot someone.  So the home defense angle pretty much goes right out the window when thrown explosives come into play.  In the boonies, you may be able to shoot someone for being inside your fence.  What are you going to do in Boston, shoot every swarthy young male on the streets?
 
2013-04-19 03:25:23 PM  
Did they declare Martian Law?
 
2013-04-19 03:25:23 PM  

THX 1138: MemeSlave: The Executive loves opportunities to restrict exercise of rights for the sake of supposed security.

I'm sorry, could you clarify whose order this is happening under?


Obama
 
2013-04-19 03:25:30 PM  

mizchief: Jz4p: The lockdown is a governmental request.  If you walk around certain areas wearing a backpack, hoodie, and talking on a cell phone, you may get forced to the ground.  That's over the top, yes.  But at the same time, I think most people really just want one of two things:

1) This guy CAUGHT
2) Not to get themselves into the crossfire

The school closures are government institutions (or their own private corporations) and both reasonable and prudent considering this is a 19 year old suspect.

If I were in Boston right now, I'd be glued to my TV.
If I were in Boston right now and didn't want to submit to terrorism or government authority, I'd probably just head out to the countryside for a peaceful day in the outdoors, because nothing else is open.

If I were in Boston right now, I would not stay in Boston.


If I were in Boston right now, people would be booing my lack of singing ability and asking where Brad Delp was.  I'd say he committed suicide, which would just make them angrier and start throwing stuff at me.
 
2013-04-19 03:26:03 PM  
The eeriest photo of boston i've seen today:

cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-19 03:26:11 PM  
i1.cpcache.com
 
2013-04-19 03:27:32 PM  

Mr Guy: What are you going to do in Boston,


Biatch about the Yankees?
 
2013-04-19 03:29:41 PM  

Dog Welder: There is a GUY WITH BOMBS AND GRENADES out there who is not afraid to kill anybody.


There's always a guy with bombs and grenades out there who is not afraid to kill anybody. The Unabomber was on the loose for 17 years.

You have to leave your house at some point.
 
2013-04-19 03:30:03 PM  

Tax Boy: The eeriest photo of boston i've seen today:

[cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com image 420x611]


Yeah.  I'm not sure how the red portals work either.
 
2013-04-19 03:30:24 PM  
shelter in place extended to London:
img.photobucket.com
/hot
 
2013-04-19 03:30:34 PM  

Kirzania: boyvoyeur: Looks like the Russian city that was abandoned due to nuke meltdown.

Chernobyl. And that is exactly what I told my husband.


I'd guess that boyvoyeur was talking more about Prypiat.
 
2013-04-19 03:30:40 PM  
So, are people allowed to move around or are they under house arrest or what?
 
Displayed 50 of 189 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report