Series of explosions at Boston Marathon near finish line

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  • Largent80 wrote:Damn....My band will be playing at the Rock N Roll marathon in San Diego on the 2nd of June, this is NOT comforting and it is disgusting that violence is so prevalent in this world.

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  • Largent80 wrote:Damn....My band will be playing at the Rock N Roll marathon in San Diego on the 2nd of June, this is NOT comforting and it is disgusting that violence is so prevalent in this world.

    Will pray for your safety man. Your Hawkas need your positivity this coming season and we need you here.
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  • Wow, one report says 25-30 people lost limbs... and the bombs were pressure cookers which at this time points to either the Taliban/Al Quaeda or someone who read the terrorist bomb manual on the internet (apparently it teaches bombers how to make them with pressure cookers full of shrapnel).
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  • MLOhawks wrote:Wow, one report says 25-30 people lost limbs... and the bombs were pressure cookers which at this time points to either the Taliban/Al Quaeda or someone who read the terrorist bomb manual on the internet (apparently it teaches bombers how to make them with pressure cookers full of shrapnel).

    Sounds like a white guy is the main suspect, more than likely domestic terrorism.
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  • Apparently whoever it was used metal ball bearings in the pressure cookers, which explains the number of lost limbs. Also makes me think that this is someone who knew what they were doing and how to do it well.
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  • Spounge84 wrote:Apparently whoever it was used metal ball bearings in the pressure cookers, which explains the number of lost limbs. Also makes me think that this is someone who knew what they were doing and how to do it well.

    Actually according to a couple of ex-military bomb experts I heard on the radio over the past few days they said they knew it was a domestic (amateur terrorist) because of the placement of the shrapnel (low). Said from their experience that if it was al-Qaeda or a Taliban type group the shrapnel wold have been placed higher to cause a higher death toll from chest and head carnage, they said the death toll could have been much higher with a different bomb configuration. Real scary shit either way!
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  • My thoughts go out to all those affected by this terrible incident. :(
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  • AbsolutNET wrote:http://www.fbi.gov/news/updates-on-investigation-into-multiple-explosions-in-boston/updates-on-investigation-into-multiple-explosions-in-boston

    Pictures released by the Feds of a couple guys they are interested in


    If you click on to the picture page, it really makes you realize how unrealistic all those crime shows are where they digitally enhance and clear up the images to make the face clear. I know that you can't, because the pixels simply don't exist, the data isn't there and the computer has to "fill in" the missing data which causes blurry images when blown up.

    I bet someone in that crowd has a clear picture of one of these guys and simply doesn't realize it yet.
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  • MLOhawks wrote:
    AbsolutNET wrote:http://www.fbi.gov/news/updates-on-investigation-into-multiple-explosions-in-boston/updates-on-investigation-into-multiple-explosions-in-boston

    Pictures released by the Feds of a couple guys they are interested in


    If you click on to the picture page, it really makes you realize how unrealistic all those crime shows are where they digitally enhance and clear up the images to make the face clear. I know that you can't, because the pixels simply don't exist, the data isn't there and the computer has to "fill in" the missing data which causes blurry images when blown up.

    I bet someone in that crowd has a clear picture of one of these guys and simply doesn't realize it yet.



    Oh they exist all right they are expensive as hell and businesses that put them up outside are not going to spend the tens of thousands of dollars it could cost when they could be stolen or damaged.

    And the comment about a picture from someone in the crowd? I'd wager they are counting on people looking at their picture to see.

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  • MLOhawks wrote:
    AbsolutNET wrote:http://www.fbi.gov/news/updates-on-investigation-into-multiple-explosions-in-boston/updates-on-investigation-into-multiple-explosions-in-boston

    Pictures released by the Feds of a couple guys they are interested in


    If you click on to the picture page, it really makes you realize how unrealistic all those crime shows are where they digitally enhance and clear up the images to make the face clear. I know that you can't, because the pixels simply don't exist, the data isn't there and the computer has to "fill in" the missing data which causes blurry images when blown up.

    I bet someone in that crowd has a clear picture of one of these guys and simply doesn't realize it yet.

    I'm willing to bet someone does too.
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  • For those who offered, thanks for the supportive words...I know I overreacted a bit, but I'm a bit more sensitive towards these types of acts (cowardly bombs) since I've been directly in the middle of such attacks like this (tho, I would not call myself an innocent, being a soldier), and have seen these types of IED (Improvised Explosive Device) used against real Iraqi innocents. Thinking I was in anyway responsible for any sort of terrorist attack is a bit dumb, but that's sort of the person I am. No matter how much I know can't change something, there's still that little bit that thinks I can. In a way, i wish more people higher up in the government had some of that same mentality. Maybe we'd see less of these sort of things in our country. Anyway, I hope these bastards get caught soon.
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  • I posted this elsewhere. Aunt swears it can't be these kids cause they are angels.


    Wants proof and thinks anything up to this point is made up.

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  • Most people that end up doing heinous things have family and friends that are shocked and appalled, and "simply can't believe it"... Just more evidence that people see what they want to see, and that people CAN be evil but put up a good front that very few people, if any, can see through.

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