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Boston Marathon explosions force officials to shut down cell phone service
AP ^ | 4/15/13

Posted on 04/15/2013 2:19:34 PM PDT by Jean S

A law enforcement official says cellphone service has been shut down in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.

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TOPICS: Extended News; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonmarathon; counterterrorism; islam; islamicterrorism; islamicviolence; muslims; rop; saudiarabia; telecom; terrorism

1 posted on 04/15/2013 2:19:34 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Hmmm....


2 posted on 04/15/2013 2:20:52 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Jean S

It is unsettling to see how quickly that can be done to American citizens in the name of “our safety”


3 posted on 04/15/2013 2:20:57 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Jean S

So no one can pass on good news I’m ok, or bad news XXX was involved and is hurt, or worse didn’t make it.

Thats really bad.

Plus, how do they know so quickly it was a cellphone detonation ?


4 posted on 04/15/2013 2:22:26 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Wisconsinlady

Not thinking having only a cell phone for communication is such a good idea. Amazing how fast in the evolution total gov’t control kicked in.


5 posted on 04/15/2013 2:22:50 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Jean S
Of course this just adds to the anxiety level as people from all over are trying to call friends and family to see if they are okay.
6 posted on 04/15/2013 2:23:15 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: patriotspride

They don’t is what I’m guessing. Probably some self-described elected ‘expert’ .....


7 posted on 04/15/2013 2:23:37 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: humblegunner

False report. Just heard an interview live from the site and the person was specifically asked if his report was coming from his cell phone and he answered in the affirmative .


8 posted on 04/15/2013 2:23:59 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Jean S

My sister just sent me a message from her iPhone. she’s in Harvard Square.


9 posted on 04/15/2013 2:25:07 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Jean S

One more reason why I need to get off the dime and buy a HAM radio.

I have threatened to do it for years.... this must be the year.

Meanwhile: the dow has dropped 265.86 points today... ouch, that hurts... big!!


10 posted on 04/15/2013 2:25:44 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Jean S

I suspect these people thought they were working with ‘fat baby face’ the leader of North Korea...


11 posted on 04/15/2013 2:27:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: Jean S
I thought all the new gun laws and gun grabbing was suppose to make us safer ?

12 posted on 04/15/2013 2:27:41 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Cyman

Listening to scanner feeds, it appears first responders are using cellphones. I read somewhere VZW and TMobile said calls many be impossible to make due to traffic, however no mention of a network shutdown.


13 posted on 04/15/2013 2:28:46 PM PDT by matt04
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To: patriotspride
Plus, how do they know so quickly it was a cellphone detonation ?

If the terrorist had been a right winger the whole republican party would have been in on the bombings... a cast of thousands. But since it's a Saudi National - he must have been working alone - maybe pressure caused by workplace violence ... so it would have to have been done by cell phones... my guess...

14 posted on 04/15/2013 2:30:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: Jean S

Oh how sweet! They’re having a moment of silence in DC because of the bombings. Instead of silence, how about admitting there’s a war on terror and quit the PC bullcr@p.


15 posted on 04/15/2013 2:31:27 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: patriotspride

From what I’ve read, Mideastern terrorists have been using cell phones to detonate explosive devices for awhile now...


16 posted on 04/15/2013 2:31:54 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: American Constitutionalist
I thought all the new gun laws and gun grabbing was suppose to make us safer ?

If Homeland Security hadn't been so busy with chasing guns and Christians, perhaps they could have prevented this.

17 posted on 04/15/2013 2:34:15 PM PDT by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: Jean S

Anyone have the family number to call? Just found out we have a family friend who was running and can’t get in touch with him on his cell. Thanks!


18 posted on 04/15/2013 2:34:18 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: mardi59

Well, according to Eric Holder, we don’t yet know whether this was domestic or international terrorism. After all, Shepherd Smith says that there was a Penske truck involved. Shep probably thinks that Penske trucks have something to do with car racing.


19 posted on 04/15/2013 2:35:10 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Cementjungle

She was probably able to make the call via a WiFi hotspot.


20 posted on 04/15/2013 2:36:56 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Eva

Shep probably thinks that Penske trucks have something to do with car racing

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NASCAR hoodlums I guess.

Shep is a highly paid PC loving moron. If he ever got anything right I would throw him a parade.


21 posted on 04/15/2013 2:38:55 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’m in MA - here’s the number to reunite with family members 617-635-4500


22 posted on 04/15/2013 2:39:40 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Jean S
Boston Marathon explosions force officials to shut down cell phone service.

Paging Alex Jones and George Noory.

23 posted on 04/15/2013 2:40:09 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (That's some bad hat, Harry.)
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To: aimhigh

Don’t worry, Big Sis reassured us that we are all safe and “ The system worked “ .


24 posted on 04/15/2013 2:40:48 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Eva

Of course he will try to twist this into some hate crime that some how homophobes so happened to be involved with it.


25 posted on 04/15/2013 2:43:25 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

google.org might have some info


26 posted on 04/15/2013 2:43:47 PM PDT by matt04
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To: patriotspride

They probably don’t. Just as when, on September 11, they had all the planes grounded, they didn’t know that there were terrorists on any of them. These are the things you do if you suspect a terrorist attack is ongoing.

The government has experience with terrorists detonating bombs with cell phones, by the way. It used to happen in Iraq, before the military started jamming.


27 posted on 04/15/2013 2:44:09 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: rockabyebaby

Thank you, thank you! Just called and gave his family the number. He’s with a club who has run the Boston for 25 yrs. His wife is there with him. We’re very worried.


28 posted on 04/15/2013 2:44:55 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Texan5

“From what I’ve read, Mideastern terrorists have been using cell phones to detonate explosive devices for awhile now...”

Seems kind of complicated when just ticking off Chris Matthews to the point of detonation is so easy these days.


29 posted on 04/15/2013 2:45:29 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
I thought all the new gun laws and gun grabbing was suppose to make us safer ?

Guess we'll have to get these guys to make some laws against bombing people... oh wait...don't we have something like that?

30 posted on 04/15/2013 2:47:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: Jean S

nextel , verizon saying cell service all working as “normal”

big brother taking control?


31 posted on 04/15/2013 2:55:16 PM PDT by carbd
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To: Jean S

"STAY CALM. DON'T PANIC. YOUR GOVERNMENT WILL PROTECT YOU."

32 posted on 04/15/2013 2:55:29 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Wisconsinlady

Imagine the U.S. Government controlling cell phone operations and internet operations. Pretty scary stuff.


33 posted on 04/15/2013 3:08:41 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: MeganC

Not only that, but the fallout is much worse...


34 posted on 04/15/2013 3:20:06 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: pacpam

Magic Jack

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35 posted on 04/15/2013 3:27:44 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: Jean S

That’s why I keep a landline and a cb


36 posted on 04/15/2013 4:28:20 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Jean S

That’s why I keep a landline and a cb


37 posted on 04/15/2013 4:28:20 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: rockabyebaby

Just got word that he and his wife are OK. Thanks so much for your help!


38 posted on 04/15/2013 5:23:51 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Always good to have a landline.

And a radio if it’s really important to you.


39 posted on 04/15/2013 5:32:41 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Glad to hear everything turned out ok for them.


40 posted on 04/16/2013 4:49:39 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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