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Boston Marathon explosions: Police confirm explosion near finish line
Chicago Tribune ^ | 2:31 p.m. CDT, April 15, 2013 | (Via Reuters)

Posted on 04/15/2013 12:35:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai

At least one explosion struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, police and witnesses said.

The explosion occurred as thousands of runners finished the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, with crowds watching and cheering at the finish. …

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 0bamaspeople; alqaeda; bostonmarathon; explosion; islam; jihad; maybealittlebloooow; muslims; rop; terrorattack
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To: Wildbill22

And then they’ll quietly correct themselves several weeks later.


51 posted on 04/15/2013 12:54:53 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery)
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To: tickedoffnow

No you aren’t loath to mention it, less than an hour since the explosions occurred and you are already spouting conspiracy BS. You couldn’t wait to get on here to “mention” it.


52 posted on 04/15/2013 12:54:56 PM PDT by chromdome35 (I'm the person you quote...)
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To: pabianice

One possibility.

53 posted on 04/15/2013 12:55:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Olog-hai
April 15th or tax day......

If this was a anti-government protester, he/she would have likely targeted a government building, like the IRS, Congress or some other symbol of Government.

If this is a foreign terrorist attack, then a high profile international event like the Boston Marathon would fit. There has been a lot of warnings that jahadists want to do acts of terrorism within the US. So this could be the start of that. A little too early to tell, but likely.

(sarcasm) As to immigration reform, what could possibly go wrong with opening up our boarders (/sarcasm)

54 posted on 04/15/2013 12:55:28 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: gore_sux
Now I’m hearing they are finding more devices; Boston police are pleading for people to leave the area. Thanks gore_sux! Is being called bombs by various media outlets.
55 posted on 04/15/2013 12:55:29 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: BenLurkin

First 2 explosions were about a block apart.


56 posted on 04/15/2013 12:55:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: pabianice

Latest... all cell phone use in Boston banned for the time being.


57 posted on 04/15/2013 12:55:51 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Olog-hai

Local tv stations are showing chaotic scenes.

More detonations heard in background — may be police detonating suspicious packages in the areas.

People in wheel chairs, stretchers being taken out.


58 posted on 04/15/2013 12:56:09 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: no-to-illegals

Now it is three!


59 posted on 04/15/2013 12:56:13 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Westbrook

Nor could it be the Earth Liberation Front, Occupy Wallstreet, Unibomber left wing types either...

Naw, couldn’t be from the left, like just about every other domestic terrorist event in our nation’s history...


60 posted on 04/15/2013 12:56:15 PM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: pabianice

Fox Boston reporting MORE bombs found.


61 posted on 04/15/2013 12:56:34 PM PDT by pabianice
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Media reports now saying this was not a gas explosion.


62 posted on 04/15/2013 12:56:51 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Olog-hai
flag at half mast photo: half mast flag HalfMastFlag.jpg
63 posted on 04/15/2013 12:57:46 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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Some media attempting to backtrack and say we do not know yet. Sorry ... have information media of bombs.


64 posted on 04/15/2013 12:58:12 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: hometoroost

Why is Shep always on when this kind of stuff happens?

Mmmmm.


65 posted on 04/15/2013 12:58:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Wildbill22

Has Mumbles Merino spoken..IIRC, when the guy tried to blow up Times Square, Nanny Bloomberg blamed it on someone who was upset that Obamacare wasn’t being passed..


66 posted on 04/15/2013 12:58:41 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: pabianice

The first smart move so far.


67 posted on 04/15/2013 12:59:16 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: BenLurkin

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“Obama’s people”

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68 posted on 04/15/2013 12:59:31 PM PDT by devolve ( -- -- liberals secret fuel economy trick -- simply fill up your tires with propane --)
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To: Olog-hai

Gas leak or white supremacists


69 posted on 04/15/2013 12:59:39 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: ken5050

Anyone want to bet against me that when Chris Matthews comes on the air later today, he’ll blame it on the Tea Party?


70 posted on 04/15/2013 12:59:39 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: pabianice

I know its not related, but the next time that little pissant in NORK threatens to blow us up, I hope we drop a bomb on his head..


71 posted on 04/15/2013 1:00:03 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: Trod Upon

My birthday as well!


72 posted on 04/15/2013 1:00:20 PM PDT by AceMineral (History always favors the winners.)
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To: Olog-hai

if it comes that it is a terrorist attack....the next bomb, should over that place, what is called? Mecca?


73 posted on 04/15/2013 1:00:24 PM PDT by B212
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To: Stepan12

Sounds like the police may have intentionally detonated something suspicious?


74 posted on 04/15/2013 1:01:03 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Olog-hai
Yes, I’m expecting that. As well as the subsequent embarrassment and hushup when they suddenly discover a Muslim or group thereof as the actual perpetrator.

It'll get quiet real quick and disappear from headlines when it's found out that the ROP perpetrators came in across the southern border.

75 posted on 04/15/2013 1:01:13 PM PDT by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Robert357

“Patriot’s Day”, the Boston Marathon, and TWO explosions (which I’ve read the CIA has been doing with drone attacks) — sounds more like Jihadists than anti-government, environmental groups or even Occupy Wall Street. Pure speculation, of course.


76 posted on 04/15/2013 1:01:43 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: smokingfrog

15 seconds apart is pretty close to simultaneous, I’d say.

Here’s a wild assed guess: cell phone detonated. The shooter needed a little time to send the second number.


77 posted on 04/15/2013 1:01:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: smokingfrog
Why is Shep always on when this kind of stuff happens? Mmmmm. really!!!
78 posted on 04/15/2013 1:02:06 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: CapnJack

And gold tanking...


79 posted on 04/15/2013 1:02:12 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: tickedoffnow

“I’m loath to even mention it, but....false flag op?”

WTF????


80 posted on 04/15/2013 1:02:21 PM PDT by jessduntno ("If you give listeners a choice between NPR and NPR, they’ll pick NPR every time." - Howie Carr)
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To: gore_sux

Three explosions, and it’s not Tax Day in Boston. We in Massachusetts get an extra day to file because it’s a state holiday.


81 posted on 04/15/2013 1:02:54 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: chromdome35

“you are already spouting conspiracy BS. You couldn’t wait to get on here to “mention” it.”

Well, excuse me for being at least honest with my thoughts. And that crossed my mind, regardless of what you think.


82 posted on 04/15/2013 1:03:13 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: BenLurkin

ten four ... shut off the towers.


83 posted on 04/15/2013 1:03:15 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Olog-hai
This may just be a coincidence guys but the bombs exploded with the elapsed time of the marathon being 4 hours,10 minutes. 4/10 - isn't that an important date to the North Koreans?

CC

84 posted on 04/15/2013 1:03:18 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: Signalman

Sorry, not taking that bet.....


85 posted on 04/15/2013 1:03:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: TomGuy

There appears to be a tremendous amount of blood on the sidewalk near where explosion went off.


86 posted on 04/15/2013 1:03:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: pabianice

AT&T Network is still ‘up’


87 posted on 04/15/2013 1:03:34 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Maceman
We in Massachusetts get an extra day to file because it’s a state holiday.

It's always Tax Day somewhere.

88 posted on 04/15/2013 1:03:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: smokingfrog
More than likely there were two charges that were supposed to go off simultaneously, but didn’t. This would indicate amateurs

....... or unsynchronized timers or two different cell phones...

I think that this is a continuation of the Times Square attempted bombing. Just like the WTC took two attempts. First one in the basement and second one through the air.

The bottom line is that bombs should be outlawed.

89 posted on 04/15/2013 1:03:54 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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three confirmed dead ... many amputations.
90 posted on 04/15/2013 1:04:56 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Olog-hai

Anyone check to see where “some guy from the neighborhood” billy boy ayres is or where he was at the time?


91 posted on 04/15/2013 1:05:13 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: BenLurkin; smokingfrog

Actually, two explosions are the muslime norm, with one explosion causing initial damage then a second timed to go off when the first-responders and others arrive to help.

Second bomb likely went off early.


92 posted on 04/15/2013 1:05:32 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: smokingfrog

When it first happened, a Fox news cameraman showed a guy being wheeled out of the scene with his legs blown off.


93 posted on 04/15/2013 1:05:53 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Olog-hai

At three deaths. We need to find out who did this before the Liberal Media try to blame Conservatives (Tea Party or not).


94 posted on 04/15/2013 1:05:58 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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Take down the Towers no call transmissions!
95 posted on 04/15/2013 1:06:16 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Olog-hai

Confirmed 3 dead, 22 injured.


96 posted on 04/15/2013 1:06:19 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Olog-hai

Re-reporting,

2 bombs went off, within 5 seconds of each other

many injured (22 at current count), some lost limbs

2 dead (earlier report said 3 dead)


97 posted on 04/15/2013 1:06:25 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: BenLurkin
Double explosions are trademark Muslim attack.

The IRA pulled a 2 bomb attack in Warrington England in 1993. Never know who learned what from who.

98 posted on 04/15/2013 1:07:14 PM PDT by Stentor ("the 3 stooges are in charge of monetary policy and sammy davis is president, WTF?" ZH)
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To: Hessian

didn’t think of that, but I’m sure someone at MSNBC will.


99 posted on 04/15/2013 1:07:35 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Olog-hai

Fox says a controlled blow of a 3d possible device is being determined. 3:08 PM central time.


100 posted on 04/15/2013 1:07:45 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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