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Old 04-15-2013, 02:20 PM   #76
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Anyone with half a brain will wait awhile after everything has happened to start drawing conclusions. Taking blind guesses as to who is responsible is ignorant.

I would have hoped this never happened in the first place.
See, if the world was full of rational people, then I would completely agree with you. Unfortunately the world has its share of nutjobs who assume things based on anecdotal evidence and jump to the first conclusion that comes to mind, regardless of if those facts are actually legitimate or not. Sadly Amurrica has it's own grouping that falls into this catagory.

I, too, have hoped that this sort of thing would not happen again -- regardless of what country it occurs in -- but it's a very unrealistic dream.
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At least they found the suspect. Or hopefully they did cause I'm sure media would have loved to link the story with North Korea
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #78
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That's brutal, I wonder who's behind it?

In before CharlesInCharge posts a link to some inside job conspiracy.
Quoted so it's not buried among other comments, also waiting for PressTV biased coverage.

Absolutely messed up situation, but the Boston Marathon? I'm wondering why pick that event outside of the high concentration of people.
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probably cause is an event covered by international media.
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un did say: "The moment of explosion is near" like, 10 days ago...

Americans probably bomb themselves (like 9/11) just to start a war using what Kim Jong Un said. Where's Charlesinchange? We need a conspiracy theorist.
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un did say: "The moment of explosion is near" like, 10 days ago...

Americans probably bomb themselves (like 9/11) just to start a war using what Kim Jong Un said. Where's Charlesinchange? We need a conspiracy theorist.
Saw the exact post on somebody's FB status was like ....... (can't tell if serious or...)
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Just as an aside here, the first few hours after an incident is always filled with a bunch of misinformation. Not saying it's intentional but eyewitness accounts are always contradictory (reports saying the two explosions happened anywhere between fifteen seconds and two minutes apart, etc). Don't necessarily rely on what's being told by the media because they're simply relaying information as they're being told it. It's too early into the event to fully get all the true facts. Much better to wait until the press conferences before assuming X-number of people were killed or how many explosions there actually were, etc.
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i copied and pasted it from him
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It's sad that they have to attack a sporting event where religion, racism, sex, gender etc doesn't even matter.
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See, if the world was full of rational people, then I would completely agree with you. Unfortunately the world has its share of nutjobs who assume things based on anecdotal evidence and jump to the first conclusion that comes to mind, regardless of if those facts are actually legitimate or not. Sadly Amurrica has it's own grouping that falls into this catagory.

I, too, have hoped that this sort of thing would not happen again -- regardless of what country it occurs in -- but it's a very unrealistic dream.
Social media is a mixed blessing during a disaster like what just unfolded. A lot of subjective views are published, but facts are few and far between. There are so many opposing claims and ideas that it hard to tell rhetoric from reality. The result is the quality of information we receive is compromised. Information itself is a resource. To be used effectively, it has to be turned into knowledge and understanding.

I see both sides coming up with crazy conclusions:

-Obama did it
-I'd bet a good amount of money this was caused by gun crazies, showing people can be murdered by things other than guns
-Damn ragheads
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JFK incident not related; rather "fire related"
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inB4 American citizens go back to all of their stupid racist rhetoric and demand an invasion of Saudi Arabia.

I really hate to say this but I was kinda hoping it would be a homegrown white guy behind this. Another Timothy Mcveigh, if you will. At least that way we could avoid what's going to inevitably happen.
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A spokesperson for the Boston Police Department said no suspects have been taken into custody yet after the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

"At this time, we haven't been notified of any arrests or anyone apprehended," the spokesperson said.

The New York Post reported that a "Saudi national who suffered shrapnel wounds in today's blast" has been identified as "a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing." The Boston PD spokesperson did not confirm that report.

"Honestly, I don't know where they're getting their information from, but it didn't come from us," said the spokesperson.

The Post report was attributed to "a law enforcement source." According to the Post, the "suspect" is "currently being guarded in a Boston hospital."

Update (5:27 PM): A spokesperson with the FBI's national press office in Washington DC declined to comment when asked about reports a suspect or person of interest had been identified in the bombings.

Update (5:39 PM): NBC News is also reporting there is a "possible suspect" being guarded at a Boston hospital. After that report, a spokesperson for the Boston Police Department reiterated that they had "no confirmation" of any possible suspect in custody.

"They didn't obtain that information from us," the spokesperson said of the NBC report.
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and our Sun Run is this Sunday. bet theres gonna be lots of popos, everyone paranoid n shit
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President Obama to speak on Boston explosions around 1810 EST
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See, if the world was full of rational people, then I would completely agree with you. Unfortunately the world has its share of nutjobs who assume things based on anecdotal evidence and jump to the first conclusion that comes to mind, regardless of if those facts are actually legitimate or not. Sadly Amurrica has it's own grouping that falls into this catagory.
And of course, once they've drawn their conclusions from whatever probably-inaccurate info fits in with their world view, well, any FACTS to the contrary are obviously lies intended to blind you to the truth. If someone has decided that this was the work of "some damn sand niggers" then there's no swaying them - you could catch four good ol' boys red-handed and have them confess publicly and to the conspiracy nuts, those are just puppets being instructed by the CIA to take the blame to deflect attention.


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Boston PD officially slamming the irresponsible reportage of @nypost, who insist on wrongfully accusing a Saudi: livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/boston-pů
Kinda funny how I just finished typing about misinformation flying around and to wait for an official press conference. Glad to hear about this, though. Some reporter probably saw a cop standing near a brown guy and assumed things.
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So now there are conflicting/questionable reports that police ordered cell service shut down in the area in case of other cellular-triggered devices... followed by the inevitable complaints about rights being trampled on, etc.

And all I can think is... imagine TWO MILLION PEOPLE ALL TRYING TO MAKE A PHONE CALL AT THE SAME TIME. How about just, the system is fucking SLAMMED?
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Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis: "There is no suspect in custody yet. We're questioning many people, but there is no suspect in custody at this time."

As of 16:00PM EST
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So sad.

I know someone who has been training for months for this....he passed the finish line 2 hours before the explosions THANKFULLY. Still fucking scary.

RIP to those lost.
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