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(Boston Herald)   If you set anything on the ground during the Boston Marathon, cameras will report it as a possible bomb. So you might want to leave small children at home if you don't want them detonated   (bostonherald.com) divider line 65
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2014-04-13 03:18:34 PM
How can someone confused small children with Adam Sandler movies?
 
2014-04-13 03:29:19 PM
inagorillacostume.com
 
2014-04-13 03:40:07 PM
"Unfortunately, since 4/15 things have changed," Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans said.

*eyeroll*
 
2014-04-13 04:58:32 PM
So..... suicide bombers?
 
2014-04-13 05:14:54 PM
Police found an unexploded bum next to the steps to City Hall. They took it to the landfill and detonated it. Nobody was injured.
 
2014-04-13 06:59:31 PM
However, possession of a camera will still be considered assault of an officer.
 
2014-04-13 07:03:03 PM
SCARED OF OUR OWN FARKING SHADOWS!

/ if the FBI would actually follow up with reliable tips; this kind of shiat wouldn't happen
 
2014-04-13 07:04:49 PM
Ahh, the safety from terrorists fallacy - assuming that a terrorist will use the same exact method twice. Terrorists are opportunistically evil - they will observe anti-terrorist efforts and adapt. Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..
 
2014-04-13 07:05:15 PM
Hindsight man saves the day again!
 
2014-04-13 07:05:25 PM
maybe don't set your small children on the ground and then walk away without them?
 
2014-04-13 07:07:01 PM
If you have more than a feeling that a package is suspicious, or if you see it smokin', don't be afraid. Run and don't look back to keep your piece of mind
 
2014-04-13 07:08:04 PM

serial_crusher: maybe don't set your small children on the ground and then walk away without them?


But then, how would single 20 something moms go to the bar for strange?
 
2014-04-13 07:10:59 PM
Baby bombs? Well, that's kind of novel. Sounds like something the Joker would do.

"Waaa! Waaaaaaaaaa!"

*BOOM!!!*

/I am of course engaging in graveyard humor.
//I really don't want to see anyone get hurt.
 
2014-04-13 07:15:32 PM

Somaticasual: Ahh, the safety from terrorists fallacy - assuming that a terrorist will use the same exact method twice. Terrorists are opportunistically evil - they will observe anti-terrorist efforts and adapt. Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..


Spoken like a first-rate pressure cooker salesman...

/ Coffee is for closers
// Aisle seat
 
2014-04-13 07:15:34 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Baby bombs? Well, that's kind of novel. Sounds like something the Joker would do.

"Waaa! Waaaaaaaaaa!"

*BOOM!!!*

/I am of course engaging in graveyard humor.
//I really don't want to see anyone get hurt.


It's okay.  We know you're a horrible person.  So are we.  That's why all of us are here.
 
2014-04-13 07:18:22 PM

Elzar: Somaticasual: Ahh, the safety from terrorists fallacy - assuming that a terrorist will use the same exact method twice. Terrorists are opportunistically evil - they will observe anti-terrorist efforts and adapt. Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..

Spoken like a first-rate pressure cooker salesman...

/ Coffee is for closers
// Aisle seat


Guaranteed to shard or your money back!

//We may be on the same flight...
//huh.. I wonder why it says 370 on the tail...
 
2014-04-13 07:19:55 PM
Officials rejected the original security plan of just awarding the winning spots to the first Kenyans they can find then cancelling the Marathon.
 
2014-04-13 07:27:28 PM
This is so stupid. And nothing will happen this year, or the next, or the one after that because nothing was going to happen anyway... and eventually they will relax these rules and forget about it and all this overreactionary handwringing will have been for nothing but to inconvenience and frighten people.

/home of the brave?
 
2014-04-13 07:27:49 PM

Ryker's Peninsula: If you have more than a feeling that a package is suspicious, or if you see it smokin', don't be afraid. Run and don't look back to keep your piece of mind


Especially if you see Mary-Ann walking away from said suspicious package. It is Boston after all.
 
2014-04-13 07:29:40 PM
Now if I can just convince the Old Lady to sit on the sidewalk and take a nap under this nice comfy tarp (the one with pressure cookers stencilled all over it) while we wait for the race to start I could save a bundle on divorce lawyers
 
2014-04-13 07:33:15 PM

Somaticasual: Ahh, the safety from terrorists fallacy - assuming that a terrorist will use the same exact method twice. Terrorists are opportunistically evil - they will observe anti-terrorist efforts and adapt. Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..


You assume that terrorists are smart.

Also, does this mean that I can bring my children to Boston and purposefully set them on the ground if I'm beginning to grow tired of them?
 
2014-04-13 07:43:18 PM

vharshyde: Somaticasual: Ahh, the safety from terrorists fallacy - assuming that a terrorist will use the same exact method twice. Terrorists are opportunistically evil - they will observe anti-terrorist efforts and adapt. Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..

You assume that terrorists are smart.

Also, does this mean that I can bring my children to Boston and purposefully set them on the ground if I'm beginning to grow tired of them?



I'm right there with you.  Except mine are mouthy teens.  They won't need to be restrained, they're already lazy.
 
2014-04-13 07:48:58 PM
You're saying people are terrified of terrorism? They win again.
 
2014-04-13 08:01:54 PM

austin_millbarge: This is so stupid. And nothing will happen this year, or the next, or the one after that because nothing was going to happen anyway... and eventually they will relax these rules and forget about it and all this overreactionary handwringing will have been for nothing but to inconvenience and frighten people.

/home of the brave?


Agreed. I believe the bombing was an isolated event, and it's unlikely that someone would try it again. Especially in the manner that it was carried out before, they hurt a lot of people yeah, but it was nothing compared to 9/11.
 
2014-04-13 08:07:10 PM

strangeluck: Agreed. I believe the bombing was an isolated event, and it's unlikely that someone would try it again. Especially in the manner that it was carried out before, they hurt a lot of people yeah, but it was nothing compared to 9/11.


Yeah, but every police agency in the western world has seized on it as a reason to "step up" security, as obviously marathons are now terrorists targets.
 
2014-04-13 08:07:11 PM
Boston Strong my ass. Boston is full of a bunch of ninnies. There, I said it, ninnies -- Boston is full of 'em

terrorists have won.  All they need to do is point to this shiat. Overreaction over 9/11, too.
 
2014-04-13 08:08:52 PM

Ryker's Peninsula: If you have more than a feeling that a package is suspicious, or if you see it smokin', don't be afraid. Run and don't look back to keep your piece of mind


I firmly believe a higher power was protecting us that day. Remember, those terrorists tried to hitch a ride to NYC.
 
2014-04-13 08:13:24 PM

vharshyde: Somaticasual: Ahh, the safety from terrorists fallacy - assuming that a terrorist will use the same exact method twice. Terrorists are opportunistically evil - they will observe anti-terrorist efforts and adapt. Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..

You assume that terrorists are smart.

Also, does this mean that I can bring my children to Boston and purposefully set them on the ground if I'm beginning to grow tired of them?


Your average street fighter in tripoli? No.
Someone like bin laden or kacynski? Evil, but you have to admit that they were smart terrorists. Out of all the things you can say about either - terrorist, mass murderer, evil POS - uneducated wasn't one of them.
 
2014-04-13 08:17:13 PM
The terrorists have won!
 
2014-04-13 08:24:47 PM
I thought they caught the guys who did that.
 
2014-04-13 08:25:27 PM

Dwight_Yeast: strangeluck: Agreed. I believe the bombing was an isolated event, and it's unlikely that someone would try it again. Especially in the manner that it was carried out before, they hurt a lot of people yeah, but it was nothing compared to 9/11.

Yeah, but every police agency in the western world has seized on it as a reason to "step up" security, as obviously marathons are now terrorists targets.


Step up security, and get access to that sweet, sweet, government terrorism grant money, for machine guns, and armored vehicles, and every other tacticool piece of equipment they can get their hands on.

I live near a large lake, there's a "River Authority" which governs the lake and a burned out hydroelectric dam. The authority has its own police force, cause you know the evil boaters and people who live out there will destroy the lake etc. Well one day, not long ago, I start hearing full auto gun fire, coming from the direction of the dam. I called the Sheriff's Department to report it, the dispatcher says, "oh yeah, we know about it, the River Authority are testing their new machine guns."
 
2014-04-13 08:26:35 PM

vharshyde: Somaticasual: Ahh, the safety from terrorists fallacy - assuming that a terrorist will use the same exact method twice. Terrorists are opportunistically evil - they will observe anti-terrorist efforts and adapt. Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..

You assume that terrorists are smart.

Also, does this mean that I can bring my children to Boston and purposefully set them on the ground if I'm beginning to grow tired of them?


My first thought. What if you WANT the cops to take your kids off and detonate them?
 
2014-04-13 08:38:51 PM
Boston strong, assuming you don't leave your hipster backback laying around your Macbook and starbucks card in there.

/terrorist have won, news at 11
 
2014-04-13 08:39:48 PM
Wait they are going to detonate children?? I have about 8 neighbor kids that run across my lawn that I would like to take on a field trip then.

/get off mylawn
// shakes virtual fist
 
2014-04-13 08:40:19 PM
Everyone must be naked to watch marathon just to be safe.
 
2014-04-13 08:44:13 PM
So if somebody were to leave a bag full of puppies sitting around would the bomb squad blow puppy bits all over the place?  And if so how would the media treat them?
 
2014-04-13 08:45:09 PM

Deep Contact: Everyone must be naked to watch marathon just to be safe.


They should have to run naked also.
 
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2014-04-13 08:47:05 PM
Barn doors, horses. Stupid, not a PSA.
 
2014-04-13 08:47:26 PM

BalugaJoe: Deep Contact: Everyone must be naked to watch marathon just to be safe.

They should have to run naked also.


I'd rather watch naked runners than naked spectators, ew.
 
2014-04-13 08:57:29 PM

OtherLittleGuy: So..... suicide bombers?


img.fark.net
 
2014-04-13 09:16:03 PM
If you promise to detonate my brother I'll bring him over there.
 
2014-04-13 09:16:12 PM

FNG: Barn doors, horses. Stupid, not a PSA.


What are you, the reverse Meow Said the Dog?
 
2014-04-13 09:29:38 PM
I wish the Explosive Ordinance Disposal guys would follow me around to restaraunts and detonate all the loose small children they find there.

They should also detonate any table when small children are watching loud movies on portable devices.  This rule could also apply to persons of any age having speakerphone conversations,  and to those unfortunates who lack a normal sense of how loudly they need to speak in order to be heard by the person they are speaking to.
 
2014-04-13 09:44:28 PM
The Boston marathon bombers weren't competent. The attempt was actually pretty amateurish.

First of all, the bombs were very inefficient. Much of the available energy was wasted in making a big orange fireball. Smaller bombs with thicker casings and less powder in them would have been less noticeable (no need to leave a whole backpack) and just as effective.

The elder brother was operationally smart: he wore nondescript clothes and a brimmed baseball cap with sunglasses so his features were most obscure. The younger brother, though, walked around with his hat on backwards and no sunglasses, so we got to see his actual face on security footage.

The also made the mistake of letting their hostage escape but of not tossing out his cell phone. That allowed the police to track them. If you are going to do something that will bring you to the attention of the authorities in a bad way, you don't want to be carrying a cell phone. The police have access to the location records and can use that to track you down in real time.
 
2014-04-13 09:45:51 PM
Is this how Boston Strong works?
 
2014-04-13 09:47:10 PM
I really believe that any time we fundamentally alter things because of real or attempted attacks, the terror won.

After 9/11, when they were taking submissions of concept for the WTC, I voted for one that looked like a giant flip-off to the sky.

Because Fark them, that's why.
 
2014-04-13 09:55:24 PM
Last time I was in Boston, I had a blast.
 
2014-04-13 10:06:06 PM

austin_millbarge: This is so stupid. And nothing will happen this year, or the next, or the one after that because nothing was going to happen anyway... and eventually they will relax these rules and forget about it and all this overreactionary handwringing will have been for nothing but to inconvenience and frighten people.

/home of the brave?


Boston Strong.
 
2014-04-13 10:07:50 PM
4/15 changed everything. Give me a break.
 
2014-04-13 10:08:34 PM
Meh, the kids are insured.
 
2014-04-13 10:16:56 PM
I for one would like to see the cops who can catch a 3-year old who doesn't want to be caught.
 
2014-04-13 10:19:07 PM
So if I do, we're all set?
 
2014-04-13 10:37:55 PM

Elzar: Somaticasual: Ahh, the safety from terrorists fallacy - assuming that a terrorist will use the same exact method twice. Terrorists are opportunistically evil - they will observe anti-terrorist efforts and adapt. Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..

Spoken like a first-rate pressure cooker salesman...


Careful - don't pair that up with a back pack or else the FBI might get interested.
 
2014-04-13 10:44:07 PM

Pribar: Now if I can just convince the Old Lady to sit on the sidewalk and take a nap under this nice comfy tarp (the one with pressure cookers stencilled all over it) while we wait for the race to start I could save a bundle on divorce lawyers


Be a Man. Push her in front of a bus.

/this is your captain speaking.
//prepare for take off
///recline your seat all the way back.
 
2014-04-13 10:44:44 PM
Slam1263 

Meh, the kids are insured.

And at that age, easily replaced.
 
2014-04-13 11:24:54 PM

Gyrfalcon: FNG: Barn doors, horses. Stupid, not a PSA.

What are you, the reverse Meow Said the Dog?


LAUGHTER OL
 
2014-04-14 12:23:53 AM
So, can anyone get me a price quote on 100 blocks of florist foam, some colored string and some cheap digital watches? I've got the confetti cannons already loaded with itching powder & 200 LED throwies.
 
2014-04-14 12:39:47 AM
If Bostonians had any kinship with their revolutionary relatives, they would stage a "backpack party" with thousands of people abandoning backpacks for their fascist overlords to inspect.
 
2014-04-14 12:41:29 AM

iheartscotch: SCARED OF OUR OWN FARKING SHADOWS!

/ if the FBI would actually follow up with reliable tips; this kind of shiat wouldn't happen


If anyone knew what tips were reliable before the fact, this kind of shiat wouldn't happen.
 
2014-04-14 12:42:36 AM
Somaticasual:Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..

So in other words, arrest people for doing anything terrorists haven't done?

I think you would get rather a lot of false positives.
 
2014-04-14 02:09:13 AM

Enigmamf: Somaticasual:Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..

So in other words, arrest people for doing anything terrorists haven't done?

I think you would get rather a lot of false positives.


I could cause a mass stampede at the Boston Marathon (or indeed any crowd situation) with only a box of baking soda. The deaths by trampling would probably at least equal what the Tsarnaev brothers got with their crappy pressure-cooker bombs, and the terror quotient would be at least as high.

But thank god, terrorists are not that creative or intelligent.
 
2014-04-14 10:51:20 AM

Enigmamf: Somaticasual:Might be a better idea to work on protecting folks from tactics they *haven't* used..

So in other words, arrest people for doing anything terrorists haven't done?

I think you would get rather a lot of false positives.


Plus, you leave open a hole:  They could just use the same tactics.
 
2014-04-14 12:20:33 PM
I understand the desire to convey a feeling of safety.

Please also understand that the hassle just isn't worth it to people like me. The number of spectators will decline, but it's not because we're scared of terrorists.
 
2014-04-14 02:49:12 PM
As a person that ran Boston last year (and gone well before the blast) and as someone that will be lining up on the start line in Hopkinton a week from today, the reactive security measures that will be in place are beyond frustrating from a runner's and spectator's perspectives.

I've ranted/raved about this for the last month since the BAA sent the participants the new "rules" that we have to follow so I'll spare you all the same spiel.
 
2014-04-14 11:53:29 PM

dittybopper: The Boston marathon bombers weren't competent. The attempt was actually pretty amateurish.

First of all, the bombs were very inefficient. Much of the available energy was wasted in making a big orange fireball. Smaller bombs with thicker casings and less powder in them would have been less noticeable (no need to leave a whole backpack) and just as effective.

The elder brother was operationally smart: he wore nondescript clothes and a brimmed baseball cap with sunglasses so his features were most obscure. The younger brother, though, walked around with his hat on backwards and no sunglasses, so we got to see his actual face on security footage.

The also made the mistake of letting their hostage escape but of not tossing out his cell phone. That allowed the police to track them. If you are going to do something that will bring you to the attention of the authorities in a bad way, you don't want to be carrying a cell phone. The police have access to the location records and can use that to track you down in real time.


The young brother with cap backwards was their main mistake. If he had worn the cap the right way and worn sunglasses things would have been different. We would all be looking for Sunil Tripathi.
 
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