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

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  1. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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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.
     
  2. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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  3. Ghost

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

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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    FOX News (Shep's anchoring), is saying the HQ for the marathon is on lockdown.
     
  5. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Holy ****.
     
  6. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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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

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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

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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

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    Sounds like these were very, very large ("felt blocks away") and outside of a hotel plus others. Damn...
     
  10. Ghost

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  11. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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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.:(
     
  12. Mortimer Snerd

    Mortimer Snerd Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh that's ******* great.
     
  13. Rew

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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).
     
  14. Only-One Cannoli

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    MY PEOPLE NOOO
     
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  16. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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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

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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

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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

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Mortimer Snerd

    Mortimer Snerd Jedi Master star 4

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

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  23. Darth Morella

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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?"
     
  24. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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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

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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.
     
  26. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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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.
     
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