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Old 04-15-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Hmm, I wonder what's going on...

Boston Marathon bombing kills 2, injures over 130
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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Death toll at 3
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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Explosions rock Boston Marathon finish line; dozens injured - Metro - The Boston Globe

Death toll is 3 including an 8 year old boy and at least 170 people were injured.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:50 PM
 
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Did you all just hear about this? It happened several hours ago.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Explosions rock Boston Marathon finish line; dozens injured - Metro - The Boston Globe

Death toll is 3 including an 8 year old boy and at least 170 people were injured.
Oh wow, what has this world/country come to? It's a good thing I don't put my confidence in this world...
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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I want to know who, specifically, would target the Boston Marathon finish line (hours after the winners crossed safely, yet) AND the public library. Disgruntled ex-librarian with tendonitis? What makes this make sense?
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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Investigation of Boston Marathon bombings continues - Metro - The Boston Globe
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Oh man, I read in that page of two brothers who went to watch a friend and both ended up losing one leg, so sad too! I pray for everyone who was there, the victims and their families, and most of all that the perpetrators are found speedily.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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What I am thinking is that pressure cookers are pretty good size (about a foot in diameter and about a foot high). They are also very solid/rigid. I also saw pictures of the crowd where these devices went off – the place was packed with people. I do not think the bomber would have planted his device too long before the actual detonation – afraid of being found and also liking the cover of the crowd.

Chances are that he/she did not wrap the explosive in blankets inside of a backpack – the authorities would have uncovered any surroundings (I don't even know if they found pieces of a backpack?).

What I am thinking is that the perpetrator had to have bumped into people with this pressure cooker. One of the survivors had to have been bumped and thought that it was an unusually hard backpack. Perhaps somebody turned to protest (getting bumped) and got a good look at the perpetrator? The device also had to have been fairly heavy; with the explosive and metal shrapnel.
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