Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby MRandall25 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:24 pm

I kinda hope they don't put him with the al-Qaeda guys in Florence. They'd probably love the kid.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby Sarcastic on Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:37 pm

It really blows my mind though that they were able to identify them and actually get to them so quickly. Thought the investigation was going to take weeks and then who knows.

:thumb:
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby Gaucho on Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:39 pm

Sarcastic wrote:It really blows my mind though that they were able to identify them and actaully get to them so quickly. Thought the investigation was going to take weeks and then who knows.

:thumb:


Good fodder for conspiracy theorists, isn't it?
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby pittsoccer33 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:46 pm

Gaucho wrote:
Sarcastic wrote:It really blows my mind though that they were able to identify them and actaully get to them so quickly. Thought the investigation was going to take weeks and then who knows.

:thumb:


Good fodder for conspiracy theorists, isn't it?


the first related thing i thought of was this: how good is law enforcement image recognition software? on tv cop shows they turn a blurry image into a positive id thru a magic computer. were they able to scan all those pics and flag one of them (likely the older bro) as a potential target?
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby Pavel Bure on Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:58 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:
Sarcastic wrote:It really blows my mind though that they were able to identify them and actaully get to them so quickly. Thought the investigation was going to take weeks and then who knows.

:thumb:


Good fodder for conspiracy theorists, isn't it?


the first related thing i thought of was this: how good is law enforcement image recognition software? on tv cop shows they turn a blurry image into a positive id thru a magic computer. were they able to scan all those pics and flag one of them (likely the older bro) as a potential target?

More like the high definition technology of current times makes it easy to see faces and zoom in on large pictures without reducing quality by much.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby Geezer on Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:03 pm

The Chechen leader speaks
http://now.msn.com/ramzan-kadyrov-chech ... n-bombing/
It's America's fault; they grew up here
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby viva la ben on Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:16 pm

A country thinks the USA is evil? What's new?
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby nocera on Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:55 pm

viva la ben wrote:A country thinks the USA is evil? What's new?


He didn't really say America is evil. He said there is evil in America. Can we really disagree with that?
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:59 pm

nocera wrote:
viva la ben wrote:A country thinks the USA is evil? What's new?


He didn't really say America is evil. He said there is evil in America. Can we really disagree with that?

Where isn't there evil?
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby PghSkins on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:17 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
nocera wrote:
viva la ben wrote:A country thinks the USA is evil? What's new?


He didn't really say America is evil. He said there is evil in America. Can we really disagree with that?

Where isn't there evil?
:face:


I'd say Canada but Matt Cooke's from there.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby She'sTheFastest on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:32 pm

PghSkins wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:
nocera wrote:
viva la ben wrote:A country thinks the USA is evil? What's new?


He didn't really say America is evil. He said there is evil in America. Can we really disagree with that?

Where isn't there evil?
:face:


I'd say Canada but Matt Cooke's from there.


He probably did it and doctored the marathon tapes. Is it really a coincidence that Boston was on lockdown and Cooke was "stuck" there?
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby Lt. Dish on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:36 pm

Am I the only person who cringes a little when I hear a "USA!" chant in response to stuff like this? I'm not even sure why I feel that way, but I do.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby She'sTheFastest on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:40 pm

At least it's not "Here we go Steelers, here we go."
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:44 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:Am I the only person who cringes a little when I hear a "USA!" chant in response to stuff like this? I'm not even sure why I feel that way, but I do.


So, it's a bit early for that type of nationalism because we don't yet know what the motivations of the actors were, but if it's shown that they were ALQ operatives.... then... I'd have to say that I have no problem with it.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby nocera on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:19 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
nocera wrote:
viva la ben wrote:A country thinks the USA is evil? What's new?


He didn't really say America is evil. He said there is evil in America. Can we really disagree with that?

Where isn't there evil?
:face:


Obviously I'm with you on that. He seems to be worried that people will believe these men did this because of his country.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby count2infinity on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:22 pm

Things Matt Cooke has done:

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nah, that's a bit over the line even for me!
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:54 pm

MRandall25 wrote:I kinda hope they don't put him with the al-Qaeda guys in Florence. They'd probably love the kid.


Inmates in Florence most certainly have zero interaction with others
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby Lt. Dish on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:47 pm

She'sTheFastest wrote:At least it's not "Here we go Steelers, here we go."


OK, I LOL'd at this pretty hard. :lol:
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:09 pm

The murdered MIT police officer's escort home (Collier). Apparently he was a really nice 26 year old guy that loved his kickball league

Image
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby doublem on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:12 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:Am I the only person who cringes a little when I hear a "USA!" chant in response to stuff like this? I'm not even sure why I feel that way, but I do.


because it doesn't make any sense?
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby ulf on Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:54 pm

Yeah heaven forbid you have some pride in your country for catching terrorists. Give it up.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby Kovy27 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:29 pm

ulf wrote:Yeah heaven forbid you have some pride in your country for catching terrorists. Give it up.


SMH.

That's almost as good as someone being upset that the Pens game was cancelled on Friday and they couldn't get their Pens Points.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby Kovy27 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:43 pm

FBI is searching for 12 more terrorist sleeper cell linked to the Tsarnaev's.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news ... ng-1844844
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby bhaw on Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:49 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:Am I the only person who cringes a little when I hear a "USA!" chant in response to stuff like this? I'm not even sure why I feel that way, but I do.


The crowd they were filming was primarily (at least looked like) college kids. I'd imagine the vast majority of Boston was like any of us. Sitting at home, a bit relieved that they got the guys, felt a little safer, and waiting to hear the rest of the story. Of course, you get a group of college kids around, and you can film the reaction you saw for most of the coverage. Hence the guys climbing the pillars with their shirt off while chanting.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombing: Thread #2

Postby Rylan on Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:51 pm

I see the USA chants as a sign of solidarity instead of nationalism...
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