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Old 04-15-2013, 04:46 PM   #31
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To be clear, Deep, for your concerns, feigned or otherwise: I am not reporting things people are saying they saw from other news sources. Only directly attributed things from news stations themselves. I have seen several people commenting on CBS News reporting information others have not, but since I haven't heard it from them directly, I'm not passing it along.
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I wasn't trying to start a info pissing contest (though if you want to have an actual pissing contest, I might be interested). Just trying to remain skeptical. We all know how quickly misinformation spreads when these things happen
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I don't know where or what SkyNews is (UK source, I believe), but they've reported a third blast at the JFK Library.

Boston Marathon Explosions: Third Blast
There has been a third explosion, a controlled one by the police. There was also a fire at JFK Library in a mechanical room that was unrelated to the explosions, according to the library's director.
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I wasn't trying to start a info pissing contest (though if you want to have an actual pissing contest, I might be interested). Just trying to remain skeptical. We all know how quickly misinformation spreads when these things happen
Not at all, I'd actually heard the exact same info on CNN that you'd posted. I just came across that article, so there was an actual source for it.

Looks like Reuters is reporting the third blast as well.

http://i.imgur.com/RmWt6fN.png
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I hope that is correct.


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US OFFICIAL: 2 MORE EXPLOSIVES FOUND AT MARATHON
BY LARA JAKES
AP NATIONAL SECURITY WRITER

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior U.S. intelligence official says two more explosive devices have been found near the scene of the Boston marathon where two bombs detonated earlier.

The official said the new devices were being dismantled.

It was not immediately clear what kind of devices had been found Monday. The official said the first two did appear to be bombs.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the findings publicly.

The official said it was not clear what the motive was or who may have launched the attack.
If they can examine these devices, a lot can be learned.

The TV News is saying the first two were cell phone detonated. If they shut down the cellular that may be why these two did not go off?
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A map of where the two confirmed explosions happened.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-nytimes&_r=1&
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Boston Globe: 2 dead, 64 wounded.
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That woman who was on CNN before this press conference shouldn't be put on television again.
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Looks like Reuters is reporting the third blast as well.

http://i.imgur.com/RmWt6fN.png
Police Commissioner just confirmed it.
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The police commissioner says that the JFK library incident is believed to be connected with the other two explosions.
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To be clear, Deep, for your concerns, feigned or otherwise:
it appears that source was wrong, no other explosive devices

my skepticism was warranted.
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The controlled explosion was not the JFK Library explosion, as I tried to note above. Whatever happened at JFK was different. The library has repeatedly stated (once by the director and then again by the National Archive) any connection is "speculative," but the police commissioner seems to have suspicions about it.
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A map of where the two confirmed explosions happened.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-nytimes&_r=1&




calling this a first and second explosion almost seems wrong

I would call it two explosions at the same time.



the JKF Libaray incident, I have seen it called an incendiary device

Explosions kill two at Boston Marathon; Third explosion at JFK library - The Globe and Mail

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I would think there is a fairly constant amount of runners crossing the finish line over a long period of time
Yup. My dad is a runner and I've been to a few marathons and that's how it always is. A constant flow of tired, sweaty people.

This just fucking sucks. The marathons I've been to are always really fun. A great atmosphere, people cheering and supporting each other. Damn.
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AP is reporting there were two "explosive" devices found that are currently being dismantled.
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US OFFICIAL: 2 MORE EXPLOSIVES FOUND AT MARATHON
BY LARA JAKES
AP NATIONAL SECURITY WRITER

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior U.S. intelligence official says two more explosive devices have been found near the scene of the Boston marathon where two bombs detonated earlier.

The official said the new devices were being dismantled.
it is not a big deal, there are at least two threads in the archives in here where I quoted a reliable source that turned out to be fiction

at this point, based on the Boston Police press release that AP story is not credible, it just seemed wrong to me.
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