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Boston Marathon

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by aphid, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. killroy360
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    I also wondered if it was domestic terrorism, but regardless this Is truly a tragic day in Boston's history. What kind of monster does this?
     
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    I guess they could of used bomb sniffing dogs prior to start around the Start Line and they might have snuck the ones in at the Finish area.???????????
     
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    Shocking story. 3 dead the last I heard.

    I wonder who is behind it!
     
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    A sick and twisted mind .
     
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    This is a PSA.

    In the past there have been threads about disasters in current events that have ended up being derailed by a handful of members, causing the threads to be locked &/or removed.

    I have already removed several attempts at taking this thread OT and mild flame-baiting.

    This will not continue.

    If the thread stays on the path of providing factual news sources, stories of bravery & people helping others in need, condolences/well wishes/etc, personal experiences of the event, and such like, then everything will stay shiny.

    If not..... well lets say that I am more than willing to skip formal warnings & go straight to a weeks temporary forum ban.

    Now back to the thread.
     
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    Its sad... And infuiriating...

    My heart goes out to the deceased, the wounded and the survivors...
     
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    There are lots of cameras at the finish, friends and family to cheer on the runners, as well as people watching on TV.

    In the morning it is just a bunch of less sympathetic runners, and TV viewers will still be in bed.

    Also note that it was timed to coincide with the average finishing time, not the times of the elites.
     
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    Any speculation as to what group may be responsible? Or is it too early to tell?
     
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    Watching the news at 3am EST and I hear that doctors have been removing ball bearings from peoples bodies. That means intentional shrapnel and that means some form of terrorism.
     
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    Lets leave that topic on the back burner for 4-7 days to allow for information to be collected, analyzed & checked.

    The incident is moving from the response phase & into the recovery phase.

    Edit: For those not familiar with the phases of incident management.
     
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    Too early I would guess. In London 7/7 they checked CCTV from the sites and then backtracked thru all the footage in the city to find where the bombers had entered the city/transport system. Unfortunately, they don't realise that attacking non–military targets is counter productive to "the cause".
     
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    Marne was running in that race.
     
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    Good call. I seem to remember in the recent school shooting, the media was giving out complete rubbish as fact.
     
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    It's too early to know much about who caused this and why this happened. Nonetheless, it never ceases to amaze me how just a handful of psychos can destroy lives for so many, so often. One of the three killed yesterday was an eight year old child.

    In the aftermath, this will mean more security and a little less freedom to go about your daily life. A simple race in even smaller venues will now come with bomb sniffing dogs, police presence and security checkpoints in tow.

    I've read reports that officials cut cell phone service in the Boston area to prevent remote detonation of bombs. I get why they did it but I wonder how much chaos that caused in getting first responders where they needed to be (EMTs to the wounded, police or firefighters to other potential targets, etc.) or in families checking on the status of their loved ones. It was probably a tough decision to make.

    EDIT: Apparently, both Verizon and Sprint now say that the inability to make calls was a result of heavy traffic, not a deliberate shutdown of the cell phone network requested by authorities. It's not unprecedented in other countries though.
     
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    It's a sick world. Always has been, always will.
    Hope no one on this forum has relatives who were hit by these blasts.
    And of course a thought for the victims and their families.
     
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    I heard it on the news this morning. Horrible.. My thoughts go out to the people in Boston..
     
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    Prayers and thoughts to all the victims and thier families. Thoughts to all those in Boston, stay strong I know you will.
    I had a great time there when I visited last May. Great friendly people and a great city.
     
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    Looks like chmsam nailed it.

    -john
     
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    Prayers and good thoughts for her to be safe and OK.
     
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    Not trying to be a jerk, but it should be apparent that its a form of terrorism by the fact there was a bomb.

    This is truly terrible, my boss at work runs marathons and was saying that he usually runs just quicker than the time the bomb was set off, and that it is a pretty average time. This person, or group, was smart and calculated. They have likely, if thinking the bombing through, considered concealing themselves.
    Saw President O giving a speech this morning on it.
    Hope they catch the person/people that did this.
    Even if they do not - there is an eternity of hell waiting for them and those like them.
     
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