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Old 04-15-2013, 04:33 PM   #21
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Speaking of respect and decency...
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Already hearing the, "Blast went off approximately at the 'average' run time for most participants", stuff.
I heard 4 hours in. If that was average for a Boston participant, I'd be running in it.
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The marathon themselves apparently have reported the blasts as "bombs" on their Facebook page.
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I am spoilering this, but New York Times linked to this video from the street, several blocks away, of the second explosion.

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To back up Peefer:

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Old 04-15-2013, 04:40 PM   #26
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Already hearing the, "Blast went off approximately at the 'average' run time for most participants", stuff.
I would think there is a fairly constant amount of runners crossing the finish line over a long period of time
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:40 PM   #27
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Their source is an intelligent official.
you saw this person say this?

or someone else said an intelligent official said this

we have all kinds of bad reporting these days, even from AP where they all follow on one bad first report.


ok, I am on ABC News channel now, and they just said AP says two more devices found near scene. So this (should ) be credible.


it seems to me those two bombs, were (well ) planned,
two more near the site fits the profile

will- nilly packages all over the place make less sense.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:41 PM   #28
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New York Post reporting a suspect has been ID'd and is being guarded in a Boston hospital.
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will- nilly packages all over the place make less sense.
Packages all over the place are probably more indicative of people abandoning their things (bags, etc).

What a terrible story. Hopefully there will be some light shed on it over the next days, until then it'll be wild speculation.
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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
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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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