JCC Two explosions at Boston Marathon

Discussion in 'Community' started by Juliet316, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    CNN is reporting that there are reports of two large explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Looking at the screen, there are injuries.
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  3. Ghost Chosen One

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    I hope that's not blood on the sidewalk I'm seeing on the TV screen right now...
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  4. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    FOX News (Shep's anchoring), is saying the HQ for the marathon is on lockdown.
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    You really are the bearer of bad news.

    Hope there aren't any deaths though if that's blood it seems unlikely.
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  7. solojones Chosen One

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    CNN is saying that perhaps a half dozen people are injured. Obviously far fewer than could have been with that many people gathered in one place. Still, no one seems to know exactly what's going on yet.
  8. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    The only good news is that it seems to be at the point of the race where all the late stragglers are finishing up, so there's likely not as many people as there would have been had it been earlier with the bulk of the runners crossing the finish line. Also doesn't look like these explosions were big enough to cause massive structrual damage.
  9. dp4m Chosen One

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    Sounds like these were very, very large ("felt blocks away") and outside of a hotel plus others. Damn...
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  11. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ESPN piggybacking on CNN's feed just showed video of the actual explosion.

    Edit: @Summer Dreamer, yeah that looks like blood and it also looks like it was near a medical area.:(
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  12. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    According to some reports, there have been dozens of injuries, including some people with limbs blown off.

    I'm really fearful there's going to be a death toll from this. :(

    Also, if any of you have friends or loved ones in Boston, everyone's being told it's better to text them than to call (less bandwidth).
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  15. solojones Chosen One

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  16. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    FOX was already eager to report three dead. Thankfully it seems none of the other news outlets are eager rush out and report such grim news yet and just stick with the 'serious injuries' line of reporting.
  17. dp4m Chosen One

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    Yeah, was going to say that ESPN just came on with the location of the explosion and video and... that's not okay. If there are no fatalities, it will be a minor miracle but I hope that's what happens.
  18. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Kind of like how you're eager to blast them already? I despise Fox News but let's not use this as a platform to bash them.
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  19. Emperor_Billy_Bob Chosen One

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    This is like some Joker ****.
  20. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    This still shot from CBS's coverage of this came through my Twitter feed:

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  21. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    The time will come soon. You KNOW it will.
  22. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    FFS...
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  23. Darth Morella Force Ghost

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    That's horrific. I really hope there are no casualties but chances are there will be a few.

    Also, I found about this through Yahoo! and FB and one of my first thoughts was "I wonder if Juliet made a thread about this already?"
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  24. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I'm not 'bashing' them, all I'm saying is that other news outlets are showing some form of restraint in not reporting fatalities (of which there are none confirmed by anybody), which somebody on FOX's graphics team (because Shep sure as hell wasn't saying if there were fatalities when I turned off from FOX) evidently didn't have in posting a graphic on the screen that three were dead.
  25. Ghost Chosen One

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    It has to be terrorists, and my gut is telling me home-grown, like the Oklahoma City bombing.

    There are reports that several people's limbs were blown off. Other reports that unexploded bombs have been found at a hospital, either in Boston or NYC.

    It also seems that the area that was targeted was for Newtown family victims. If that's true, this could have been done by conspiracy theorists who thought Newtown was faked to take away people's guns.
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  26. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    NBC is saying that this was at the point in which the world class runners had finished up, but the bulk of the regular runners were coming in.

    Terribly sad. If this was intentional, which it appears to be, I hope the reaction is measured but firm.