Apparent Bombs Detonated at the Boston Marathon...

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    i guess kim jong-un wasn´t joking!!!
    but serious:maybe some terrorist or some idiots causing panic, no need to be alarmed

    edit: there are dead people and injuried too, so... be alarmed guys.
     
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    Could a mod change the title to "Two Explosions at the Boston Marathon..." ?
    No indication that they were bombs yet...

    Nevermind...
    seems they were bombs...
     
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    I'd guess that this isn't a terrorist attack, if only because I think a terrorist group would want to attack something more, for lack of a better word, prominent. A marathon seems like a low key target.

    Whatever the case is, I can only hope the best for the victims and their family. Hopefully we find who's responsible soon enough.
     
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    inb4 dickfour pops in with false flag accusations and tells us how if the runners were all armed this could have been prevented...
     
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    Holy...

    Prayers for the families in Boston. Goodness. :(

    2 dead and 26 injured. ok.
     
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    I was wrong...
    dickfour blamed it on Muslims...


    should have seen that coming...
     
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    And we went from 0 to racist in record time. Always a pleasure, Dickfour.

    Now, if we could focus on the victims at hand instead of idiotic diatribes, that'd be lovely.
     
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    whyyoubeadickfour?
     
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    ...is that sufficient?
     
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    2 people died........and many more innocent people injured, they should all be in our prayers.
     
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    this is genuinely scary stuff going on, who else thinks this might be crazed unabomber-style domestic terrorism?
     
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    This is scary and horrifying stuff, I get that, but we shouldn't be jumping to conclusions. The last thing we need is blind panic and paranoia. (After all, if this was some act of terrorism, that's exactly the reaction those responsible would want.)

    I guarantee you that the Boston police department (with help from the federal government, I'm sure) are doing everything they can to find out exactly who's responsible for this. Until then, we shouldn't jump to any hasty conclusions.

    Calm and patience are what we need to stress right now.
     
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    Wait, you mean people can actually focus on anything but diatribes...on the internet? Surely you jest!

    But in all seriousness, this is indeed disheartening that we have domestic terrorism. I hope they catch the person (or people) responsible and that they get what they deserve; an ignominious death.
     
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    I agree - terrorists are called terrorists because their aim is to... terrorize, of course. Don't give them what they want and wait until the investigation brings the answers, people.
     
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    Well, to all those who expected anything intelligent and or non-racist from dickfour the joke is on you. But to those people who were affected this is tragic.
     
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    Oddly enough, just last night, I started reading a book called The Dynamite Club. It's all about the rise of anarchy at the end of the 19th century, the assassinations that resulted from it, and the idea that the only way to truly demonstrate what it means to be an anarchist is to spread "propaganda by the deed." These deeds tended to be committed in the fashion of ignited bombs, generally dynamite as it was easy to make, with the idea that some innocents may have to die in order for anarchy to move forward.

    This is far too reflective of those times for my taste. Of course, anarchy is the root of modern terrorism, so drawing parallels isn't exceptionally hard. It's just ridiculous how on par this is with how terrorism was committed in the late nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century.
     
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    So there was an explosion in the Boston JFK library too....D:
     
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