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Postby Eggnog » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:03 pm

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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Mir@k » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:47 pm

I hope they find whoever is responsible for this.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Hiryu » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:49 pm

Tumblr users joking about this happening because homestuck went into hiatus.

Some people.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Lord Frieza » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:57 pm

My sympathies and prayers for the families of the two people that perished today, as well as the 100 or so injured ones.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Brax4 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:00 pm

You know, it's a shame that something like this occurred on such a nice day. I really hope they find the person who did this.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Grey » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:14 pm

i had no idea about this until now. i thought the boston marathon had gone great. i heard it was a blast.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Jingle Males » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:16 pm

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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Brax4 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:01 pm

Grey wrote:i had no idea about this until now. i thought the boston marathon had gone great. i heard it was a blast.

Too soon.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Grey » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:07 pm

the fuck do you mean too soon?

if i'd made the joke yesterday that would have been too soon. in fact it would have been early.

but the thing's happened now, it's perfect time to make jokes. if i wait too long people's attention might be diverted towards whatever the next horrible thing is to happen
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Hiryu » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:18 pm

Like a tragedy would stop Grey from making jokes about it.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Glacial Expanse » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:45 pm

Bombing happens, then the first thing that will obviously happen? TERRORISTS. They'll blame terrorists! Somebody! If not, it doesn't matter. Somebody's going to get an excuse to prosecute somebody, just like the investigators using their powers granted from the USAPATRIOT Act.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Love.Dreamer » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:07 pm

I think they took Harlem shake Way too seriously in Boston.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Grey » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:18 pm

Rosso Rose wrote:Bombing happens, then the first thing that will obviously happen? TERRORISTS. They'll blame terrorists! Somebody! If not, it doesn't matter. Somebody's going to get an excuse to prosecute somebody, just like the investigators using their powers granted from the USAPATRIOT Act.
well

if you use explosions in public places to make a political point

you're by definition a terrorist

so yeah

blame terrorists
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Grey » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:20 pm

patriot act sucks and all

but this is absolutely the work of terrorists of some description
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Tuor » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:21 pm

My money's on homegrown nutjob
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Whatis6times9 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:24 pm

The US still has a problem of only connecting terrorism with brown people that yell "Allahu Akbar!", mass shootings are acts of terrorism but because most of them are committed by fucked up white boys no one thinks of them as terrorism.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby EagleMan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:09 pm

If there is such a thing as too soon, then the only acceptable time to joke about it is when every afflicted person is dead. Otherwise, you can invariably offend someone. I've been enjoying some of the jokes leaking out of 4chan.

Also Grey's right on the definition of terrorist. It's just that because of the U.S.'s involvement in the Middle East the word has become associated with people from there, but terrorism can be domestic or foreign - race or group affiliation is irrelevant to the definition.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Eggnog » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:16 pm

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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby EagleMan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:31 pm

http://i.imgur.com/2KMbiMA.jpg

More seriously though, in big public events like this they tend to have snipers posted. It might just be one. The biggest embarrassment out of all of this is how the security didn't matter despite the guard presence and surveillance.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Eggnog » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:34 pm

Why does the figure remind me of the character sprite in Castlevania?
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Glacial Expanse » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:14 am

Grey wrote:patriot act sucks and all

but this is absolutely the work of terrorists of some description

For the sake of my school week, I'll speculate for a moment. Excuse me for this:

And yeah, no question Grey. What I want to know now, is whether or not this event was even political. If not, then what was the reason why the person did it.

To be honest though, I can't really say it was the work of a 'terrorist' because I don't believe there is an exact definition to what a 'terrorist' is; same thing with 'terrorism'. But psychologically affecting the people is still key for the most part. For some reason though, I'm believing this to be a homicide, but currently it's being treated as a terrorist attacks by the government.

But really, who can we rely? Too soon to say for me though. It makes me think that whoever did this may have been trying, like many others, make change through such extreme means. No big surprise here, it's been done before obviously. Just speculating. Overall, I think it's too soon to call it a terrorist act until it is confirmed that it actually is.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby EagleMan » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:17 am

Bombings of public events fit pretty solidly into the terrorism column. There's hardly any gray-area to that.

A suspect should be identified soon though and then the hunt begins.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby True Order » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:07 am

Coincidentally, hours before the bomb, my Criminal Law Professor who lives in Boston on most weekends and lives here during the week cancelled class via e-mail. This e-mail specified a sort of out of the ordinary assignment to make up for the lack of class. We were to skip the current chapter and write a short essay on the next chapter's subject.

The next chapter's subject? Terrorism.


Coincidence? I'd assume so but it's still weird.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby Glacial Expanse » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:11 am

Similar coincidence here too True Order. All of this seems to be timed well with the conclusion of the Terrorist Unit I'm in at my Contemporary World Issues II class.

EagleMan wrote:Bombings of public events fit pretty solidly into the terrorism column. There's hardly any gray-area to that.

I won't be against anything you guys say about terrorism. Like I said though, I don't know for now, or at least I'm not sure, but I do think it is likely. Truthfully, I really just wanna know more.
EagleMan wrote:A suspect should be identified soon though and then the hunt begins.

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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing

Postby EagleMan » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:21 am

Apparently they've already searched an apartment as part of the investigation.
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