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Two bomb blasts during the Boston Marathon

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by emzie, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. AlpsStranger

    AlpsStranger Jump jump on the tiger!

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    People turn on TVs to get news?
     
  2. BvBPL

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    It is possible that the BPD may not want to release offical information about having a suspect in custody at this time. The NY Post may yet be right.

    Menino is set to speak in about twenty-five mintues.
     
  3. Goodfella

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    That's what 24 hour media and a constant stream of threats from terrorists, maniacs, and rogue states can do to you. Just remind yourself that only 6.7 x 10^-9 % of the population ever gets harmed in any of these events.
     
  4. Gucumatz

    Gucumatz JS, secretly Rod Serling

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    Premature news - Will take a while for a clearer story to emerge
     
  5. Cheetah

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    I don't often excuse them, but in this case, they might just simply be human.

    I know that for me, one of my coping mechanisms are to analyse as much as I can. It helps pushing my emotional thoughts away.
     
  6. AlpsStranger

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    I'm not the problem. I'm acutely aware of that fact and constantly preach that.

    It's the crackdown and the resulting military adventures I fear. This country will not be worth living in anymore if we have another 9/11.

    I'm not afraid of being killed by a terrorist. If that happens then it happens. I might also be run over by a semi-truck or die in a plane crash. What I am afraid of is the virtual police state we might live in if we have another 9/11 or two.
     
  7. Goodfella

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    That's true.
     
  8. Azale

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    Yea seriously, for the love of god people.
     
  9. bhsup

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    Terrorism is terrorism, that's true, and the results are the same regardless of who did it. However, as Cheetah pointed out (and this is what I was getting at with my comment), reactions are going to be vastly different. Both in terms of official government response as well as the emotions of the American people overall.
     
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    +1. I tried, now I'm in your camp.

    Yeah, that is right. Either way, I see it as a damn shame, that's really what I was going for.
     
  11. Goodfella

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    And it would be rather unfortunate if it was an Islamic group. People might demand more boots on the ground.
     
  12. Cheetah

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    I don't know. This isn't nowhere near the magnitude of the 9/11 attacks, and large parts of the American people are quite tired of war by now.

    If this was a foreign attack - and especially by an Islamic group - then consequences will be far more complicated. But there's still a long way from that till an expansion of military hostilities.
     
  13. JtheJackal

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    Unlikely since I'd imagine it'd be more a "lone wolf" type Islamic terrorist than an organized attack. Like that failed Times Square bomber.
     
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    Where are you getting this? Update from the Boston Globe fifteen minutes ago: 2 dead, 90 wounded.
     
  15. Goodfella

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    You guys are probably right.
     
  16. Cheetah

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    Really?? I thought I read that number in this very thread.

    That was actually good to hear. :)

    Not that two deaths and many severely injured people aren't still quite bad.
     
  17. Antilogic

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    I've been posting the official BPD count, which only has 2 dead. There was another source that claimed 12 dead, but that was 12 dead and wounded early on when injuries were still being reported.
     
  18. AlpsStranger

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    I remember plainly a political cartoon after 9/11 that showed a plane about to crash into the towers. A panicked man inside picked up a phone and said "Quick, send a civil libertarian!"

    The message of the cartoon was clear: Civil liberties are irrelevant when the plane is bearing down on YOU. I so desperately fear a fresh resurgence in this mentality when it has barely had time to wear off.
     
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    Now please back to a sensible discussion, thanks.
     
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    Reports of a Saudi national under guard at a hospital. I hope that's just a mixup.
     

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