Surool: TyrantII: The Boston Teaparty was NEVER about taxes.It was about tariffs being rescinded on EITC imports without being able to protest through parliament or the crown.tar·iffNounA tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.
Outshined_One: Don't we usually get a group claiming responsibility for this sort of thing by now? It seems kind of strange that there's been a lot of silence on that front, especially with no one in custody.
Mrbogey: Surool: So, after reading these threads... no one knows f*ck all about anything, and conservatives already have the "false flag operation" buzzword to claim they are being framed just in case the fact that Boston, home of the infamous Tea Party, was attacked on Tax Day (April 15) isn't some huge coincidence. How 'bout waiting to see who did it before you get defensive?Yet you seem to know something.
Outshined_One: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: It's entirely possible we'll never know who did this.AQ would have released half a dozen videos to Al Jazeera by now if they had done this.The longer the silence, the more likely it is we're looking at a lone wolf type.
teeny: I'm being a complete coward about this. I heard about the bombing, but I homeschool my kids so I didn't have time to sit and read any details. A few hours ago I skimmed my FB page and saw a disgusting, derpy post about how it's all a liberal plot to disarm all of us. I quite literally gagged and shut my computer down, turned off my phone and spent the rest of the afternoon playing with my kids outside.I know I need to get my head out of the sand sometime, but I can't stomach derp. Is there a kind farker willing to give me a cliffnotes update of what we know? Or at least an article?
Galileo's Daughter: At least 3 dead, 130 injured when two explosions occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/explosions-boston-marathon-f ini sh-line-18960342#.UWzBmaKG3Ns
SamWaters: No death penalty in Massachusetts, life without the possibility of parole being the only punishment for first-degree murder. The House twice defeated efforts to have it re-instated, one of the efforts to re-instated it was led by Governor Mitt Romney.
costermonger: bdub77: Vacation Bible School: T.rex: That #8 pic... the dude in the cowboy hat is holding the guy's femoral artery, keeping him from bleeding out.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWHHWB3Jr60Quick street interview with cowboy hat guy.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_ArredondoDamn.
Xcott: Pundits are already derping about how Obama hasn't called the bombing "terrorism" yet.What's with this weird and meaningless obsession over the precise words that the president uses?
dr_blasto: shower_in_my_socks: dr_blasto: Zeno-25: So this is a thing.[i.imgur.com image 850x637]/I lol'dWTF is that shiat?Not only is that silly, but I'm sure the bomber(s) is/are feeling that they attacked exactly the right city, since they killed people, made international headlines, and so far nobody has any farking clue who did it. The right wingers are pointing their racist fingers at Arabs, the left wingers are assuming it's a homegrown anti-government teabagger, and the whole country is angry or afraid or both. Terrorist mission accomplished.That, and the WTF picture noted above. Morans are pointing their fingers at everyone they don't like and the shiatbag bombers slip away.
Gotfire: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 361x233]Get ready for this tomorrow.
Sticky Hands: Eric Rudolph's Olympic attack is the closest one I can think of that's non specific. But apparently he felt it was.And the vast majority of his bombings were focused on abortion clinics, gays and other "non godly" types.
The All-Powerful Atheismo: comment was removed, anyone wanna post it again so I can see it?
GWSuperfan: The All-Powerful Atheismo: comment was removed, anyone wanna post it again so I can see it?It was removed- obviously for a reason. Why do you want to poke the Mods with a stick?
Bonanza Jellybean: Are you claymore people for real? Is it so hard to imagine a homemade devide using readily-available ball bearings as shrapnel?/not to mention, claymores are uni-directional
IwasKloot: My cousin and her fiance were watching the marathon, but fortunately they weren't near either explosion.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Congratulations, you've managed to piss off a troll so much that he ignored you. That's quite impressive!
nilThreek: Believe it or not, I actually had a thought along those lines and almost mentioned it, but it being my first fark post and all, didn't want to come off as too callus before I test the waters more, lest I get ejected from Fark for breaking some unspoken rule or something I didn't know about.../really hope the best for everyone right now, vengance and justice can come later...
cretinbob: Eric Rudolph felt that the Olympics represented socialism and therefore needed to be stopped.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Congratulations, you've managed to piss off a
super_grass: Bisu: super_grass: Infernalist: super_grass: Infernalist: super_grass: Infernalist: America is not responsible for the hell that is the Middle East.[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x207]Nice rebuttal.There is no debate in the harm caused by America's interventionist policies in the mideast.To deny its impact would be to deny the impact of the triangle trade. And it takes a special kind of "American exceptionalism" idiocy to do so.There is plenty to debate in just how much harm America has caused in general in any region of the world.But to blame the 'hell' that the ME is on the US is retarded, based in bias and completely ignorant of all the other mitigating factors that have played a part in crafting the Ninth layer of Hell that is the Middle East.Such as religion, British-mandated borderlines, an addiction to oil that rivals the worst drugs, ignorance and ethnic hatreds that make anything the US has ever known seem paltry and petty by comparison.But no, you go ahead and blame it all on the US. We're totally responsible for how the ME turned out.Retard.I would say that an almost decade long illegal war filled with abuse, torture, and unaccountable mercs did its part.Even the fundie governments are either propped up and armed by U.S. oil/tax dollars or capitalized on populist outrage after the U.S. government toppled yet another democratically elected government.An IED attack killed 50 people in Iraq last month thanks to power struggles fueled by sectarian violence. Tell me that it would not have happened had the U.S. not invaded the country. I farking dare you.It probably wouldn't have happened because Saddam would have already killed the group responsible, as well as their families. Or maybe he would have already killed the 50 people killed. Or maybe both groups. Really anyone involved in a "power struggle" would have likely been an enemy of Saddam and killed. We just wouldn't have heard about it, because anyone reporting it would h ...
super_grass: jaytkay: super_grass: TheGawd you are a boor. If it weren't for the bombing in Boston, your threadjack would be the worst thing that happened on Earth today.Keep talking like that and you'll lose the privilege of having your posts being shown to me.You're on probationary ignore. Keep it up and see how it goes.
Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Local reporter in Boston is reporting that a federal search warrant is being executed at an apartment building on Revere Street.https://twitter.com/kathyreports/status/323994139568009217
Giltric: Outshined_One: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: It's entirely possible we'll never know who did this.AQ would have released half a dozen videos to Al Jazeera by now if they had done this.The longer the silence, the more likely it is we're looking at a lone wolf type.What are the odds on "groups no longer laying claim to acts of violence to keep green eyed men with black rifles from showing up"My money is on that....
The All-Powerful Atheismo: GWSuperfan: The All-Powerful Atheismo: comment was removed, anyone wanna post it again so I can see it?It was removed- obviously for a reason. Why do you want to poke the Mods with a stick?As for the mods... don't give a shiat. I've had comments removed for little crap and then seen people in the very same thread post blatantly worse pictures and have them remain.
limeyfellow: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: I'm honestly puzzled by this whole thing. Who did it? The Fark lefties are screaming teabaggers, etc. The Fark Righties are screaming Mooslims. And a few others are suggesting IRA, etc. None of these, to me, makes sense.Here's why:1) Islamic extremists: With the exception - I think - of the Lockerbie plane bombing, I do not recall a single instance of Islamic bombings where the group responsible did not claim credit. No one has claimed credit.Possible reasons, though, why not:a) the authorities are muzzling the media that would have received the credit claim. This does not seem likely.b) after our response to 911, perhaps they are afraid. This doesn't make sense either, sense the whole reason for terror attacks is to goad us into attacking something in the Middle East, thereby winning friends and influencing people (not).c) might be a homegrown Islamic terror cell, in deep cover.2) Home-grown right wing terrorists: Generally attack targets directly related to their beef (ex: abortion clinics) or government facilities. This target was neither, and the PR blowback would not be beneficial.3) IRA: As far as I know, the IRA has generally warned authorities when a bombing is about to take place. Also, why would they do this bombing?4) Other possibilities:a) Deflection from attention and police presence from a crime elsewhere? Too Hollywood, and no crime has been reported. But maybe the other victims were killed and haven't been discovered yet?b) Murder. Say I have a reason to murder one of the people either running in the race, or someone I know will be at the finish line. IF the bombs were remote-detonated (say by someone with a line-of-sight view of the area) then this would make sense;i) detonate when victim is near one of the bombs.ii) multiple victims, so police have a hard time figuring out who the actual target was.iii) the bombs make it look like terrorism, not murder.Thoughts?The IRA? Why would they bomb the ...
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