Explosions reported at Boston marathon finished line

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  1. Roswell Crash Survivor

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    Two explosions went off at the Boston Marathon today....

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/1...r-finish-line-boston-marathon-spokesman-says/

     
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    Just saw this too.

    What nut job is behind it this time. Attacking marathon runners and spectators for goodness sake. Doesn't look like any fatalities at this stage.

    Edited - two fatalities being reported.
     
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    Hmmmmm, east coast again?
     
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    god damn crips n bloods
     
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    bloody scumbags, there is no excuse for this kind of thing
     
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    -Suspicious packages reported at the Mandarin Hotel Boston and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
    -Bostonians warned to stay away from garbage cans
     
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    -More detonations reported
    -Boston Police confirms 2 fatalities
    -Boston Police activates all off-duty officers
     
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    A good point was made on the news - its lucky in some aspects that the explosions went off at the end of the marathon area as there is medical staff (there for injured runners) to help with the victims.
     
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    Just went from feeling really good after humming along to a great song to feeling sick as I watched ABC News24.

    I really do not get terrorism as a method of attempting to influence change. All it ever seems to do is steel the resolve of those against whom it was directed.

    Sigh. All I am thankful for is that (broadly) our lives here in Aus are relatively untouched (directly not talking economically) from such violence and sadness.
     
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    Looks like there are fatalities.
     
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    Given the last few days market action why does the cynical conspiracy theorist in me feel like someone in a suit somewhere is profiting from this horror?
     
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    I wonder if the London Marathon will go ahead on Sunday given this terrible act.
    I heard on the radio that 3 people are now dead. One an 8 year old boy.

    Cheers markcoinoz
     
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    These weren't your standard 'go boom' kind of devices either.

    They were designed for the maximum damage possible.

    They've been pulling ball bearings and shrapnel out of people all morning, apparently at least 10-12 people have already had legs amputated.
     
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    On Patriot Day.

    Will they call this "the Patriot Day attacks" ?

    pretty catchy.

    wonder who they gonna blame this time...
     
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    More important is what legislation will they pass this time
     
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    Some interesting facts starting to come out.

    Article from April 12 talks about how Boston is to deploy a new, off-the-shelf, lightweight mobile device for the first time at the Boston Marathon on April 15. This new device is intended for use in mass-casualty situations.

    http://www.firehouse.com/press_rele...y-mass-casualty-tablet-device-during-marathon

    Also eyewitnesses are reporting that mutiple accounts of people announcing that it was just a 'Drill'.

    Quote "They kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about," Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15. "It seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill."

    http://www.local15tv.com/mostpopula...Spotters-on-Roofs/BrirjAzFPUKKN8z6eSDJEA.cspx

    http://www.infowars.com/eyewitness-authorities-announced-drill-before-boston-explosions/
     

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