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Boston Marathon tragedy.

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Ockeghem, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. JohnS

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    Boston Bruins game has been cancelled.Reports are that 90-100+ people are injured
     
  2. moviepas

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    I have a niece(nearly 16) in the Rhode Island area where she is half way thru a six months exchange student period from Australia. She had a slight accident to her leg at school last week and is said to be OK from that incident and hospital treatment covered by some insurance. Having endured the two recent storms(unusual where we live) and now this if I was her I would be very scared as to what is going on.

    If some one is protesting against some government directive or whatever, it is always innocent people who get killed or seriously hurt.

    At this point in time a large number of my close relatives live in the Detroit suburbs where I have lived. They survived the 1967? riots and fires. I saw the aftermath in mid-1971. Detroit also had those sorts of things happen about 100 years ago.
     
  3. Jim_C

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    I have to admit that I'm surprised only 2 have died so far. The number of people near the finish line is usually very high and packed in. I was in the crowd for the 100th running and it was just like you described, people moving en masse and hard to breathe.
     
  4. JohnS

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    98 people have been injured.One of the dead is an 8yr old boy.Very sad.
     
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    Just tragic and sad! I can't even watch the videos because it's just terrible to watch.

    Just thinking of the people in Boston.
     
  6. mattCR

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    My niece ran the marathon this year. She was fortunately finished about 40 minutes before the bombs. We were freaked for a while. Thoughts go out to all injured and the families of the lost
     
  7. JohnS

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    CNN says seven leg amputations and that they are pulling ball bearings out of people that was used in the bombs.They are also reporting that a Penske Rental truck is being looked for after it was shortly turned away that tried to gain access to the marathon.
     
  8. Adam Lenhardt

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    When I lived in Boston I walked this stretch of Boylston nearly every day. Horrifying and surreal. The only silver lining with this particular target is that police, EMTs and the National Guard were already on the scene for the marathon. I'm sure the casualty count would have been much higher had they not been standing by to snap into action. Unfortunately, many of those they'll have saved are reported to have horrifying injuries and disfigurements.

    The Boston Police have posted the following map of the designated crime scene area:
    [​IMG]

    The entire area is cordoned off, so if you're going through that area, seek an alternate route.

    If you find yourself trapped in the Boston area without a place to stay as a result of today's tragedy: For the next few days, Airbnb (a service that allows individuals to rent out their extra space on a person-to-person basis) is waiving all service fees in the Boston Area. They've set up a web page at www.airbnb.com/boston-urgent for people to make available emergency accommodations for those affected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, and for those in sudden need of accommodations to find them.

    If you're trying to locate family and friends, call:
    617-635-4500

    If you have information that can aid in the investigation, call:
    1-800-494-TIPS
     
  9. Ockeghem

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    During the Phils game tonight they said every stadium played that song.
     
  11. Ockeghem

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    Tony,

    That's nice. But I'm guessing that not all stadiums did this:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. TonyD

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    Probably not.
     
  13. Ockeghem

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    Done in by a Lord and Taylor store.
     
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    Yes, I would think there'd be a plethora of material available, it'd just be a matter of sifting through all of it.
     
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    Christopher,Agreed. The links I posted were (I think) removed and then reinstated. Sorry about that. It's the rush to be first that often seems to be important to reporters. I should have been more cautious as well.
     
  19. Sam Posten

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    Re:
    "Fascinating and dangerous" use of crowd sourcing to identify suspects.
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04/17/can-reddit-solve-the-boston-bombing-probably-not.html

    I bet Richard Jewel would have something to say about this kind of thing....

    And now two days later we see this in the town of West, Texas:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA&feature=youtu.be

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/18/us/texas-explosion/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    Horrible week =(
     
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