Two explosions at end of boston marathon

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  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I'm watching the local news...fairly good station, for TV news.

    At the moment, all that is known is what was reported by OP...2 explosions, some injuries, and a lot of we-don't-know-s***-but we'll-talk-anyway junk.
     
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    Based on the brilliant reportage I'm watching, it could be anything and they don't know dick. A lot of "this is terrible" stuff...but everything they say is "unconfirmed".

    Usual TV blah, blah, blah...when they have no information at all.

    Gotta fill air time..
     
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    Ya. Typical gonzo journalism. I'm not watching it. I saw the explosions then the blood. That was enough for this vet with PTSD. thankyouverymuch
     
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    The major networks still don't have much information but I'm seeing pictures online. It looks really bad.
     
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    Take care of yourself, Mate.

    Watching this stuff will not help you, and your watching will not make any difference in Boston.

    Take care...
     
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    This is a picture from the front page of Drudge.

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    That ain't electrical.
     
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    Independence Day in Israel too.
     
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    Another explosion a moment ago. So many emergency workers in the area, hard to believe it's a bomber, but rather an electrical or gas explosion.
     
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    **** just got real. I really hope it's just a gas leak. I really hope...
     
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    Sounds like Boston PD warned of controlled disposal shortly before the third blast.

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    Local news here is showing video of 2 separate explosions about 20 seconds apart. Reports that they came from trash cans. People missing limbs, possible fatalities.

    They've been warning people to stay away from trash cans.

    BPD bomb squad just had a controlled detonation of a suspected 3rd device on the 600 block of Boylston.

    this is really bad right now
     
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    Local news is now reporting 2 fatalities, 22 injured. :(

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    What has that got to do with it :confused:
     
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    Hopefully nothing. One person mentioned Tax Day. CNN also was talking about it being Patriot Day. That just happens to be another holiday going on today.
     
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    Somebody, of indeterminate origin or veracity, reports they were bombs.

    But no confirmation of any kind.

    Just info from Boston Marathon Facebook page...take that for what it's worth...which IMO is nada.
     
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    Seeing how many hands we have in everyone's business right about now, it has a lot to do with it. It could be one of the possibilities.

    Could be retaliation from Russia, since we just barred some 15 people from entering the US and had their accounts frozen.

    Could be from DPRK for us being involved with the South, seeing that it is one of the Kim's birthdays (I believe Jong Il, if not, Il Sung).

    Right now, we don't know, so we could either take everything into account, or assume nothing. Seeing that there are 2 dead now, assuming nothing is not a good idea.

    EDIT: It's also dubious that this would be at the *end* of the Boston Marathon. Seeing that an Ethiopian and Kenyan won, we could even go as far as one of the Al Queda linked terrorist groups in Africa. Right now, we can only assume the worst of the impact until facts are uncovered.

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    Hey folks, could we keep this a news oriented thread. If you want to fight about politics, please open another thread.

    Thanks...:D
     
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    Yeah, I thought the same. :(
     
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    Looks like at least 12 dead.
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/two_explosions_at_boston_marathon_iMR0LCkcwASg0RQfVsH1yI
     
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    3 hours after the winners cross the line and at the finish line.
    Doesn't sound like a bomb attack to me.


    On the side of wild speculation I would put the wave of bomb attacks in Iraq today ahead of the other stuff I have seen mentioned here.
     
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