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Explosion reported near finish of Boston Marathon

Discussion in 'The OT' started by trdrjeff, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. SayWhat?

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    We do not expect 5 people to be killed in a single avalanche either, but how much coverage has that received?
     
  2. James Long

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    Skiing and snowboarding are dangerous sports. It is not the first avalanche in Colorado. If it happened another week perhaps it would have got top billing ... but Boston was the bigger story. Texas was the next bigger story (11 first responders killed does not happen every day - fortunately) but shutting down Boston was unique. Once the hunt in Boston cooled down the avalanche was part of the top news stories - along with a dozen other stories that don't need mentioned here.
     
  3. MysteryMan

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    The news media focuses on sensationalism rather than reporting the news. Yes, the Boston manhunt was the main event but there's no reason why they couldn't continue to report on other news while keeping us abreast of the manhunt.
     
  4. wilbur_the_goose

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    I guess my point is that we have something akin to "terrorism" every day and night in many parts of our great nation. Example - as of Friday, 41 people have been murdered in Chicago since 1/1/2013.

    If we had middle-eastern terrorists killing 40 people in one city, there would be a war cry.

    Believe me, I'd be a lot more fearful to travel through certain areas of Philly at night than I would have been to be at the Boston Marathon finish line 20 minutes after the attack.
     
  5. Cholly

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  7. James Long

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    42 were murdered in Chicago in January alone (source). One can expect 400+ murders per year (just over 500 last year).
     
  8. sigma1914

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    Is anyone else annoyed by the conspiracy theorists regarding this tragedy? The 9/11 "inside job" conspiracy folks were bad, but the new ones are down right ridiculous. No matter how much proof you give them disproving their sheepish "evidence," they refuse to acknowledge reality.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    For most conspiracy theorists, at least the die hard ones, any proof you can show is just more proof of the conspiracy.

    It is amazing how far it can go. Forget the moon landing, I knew someone that didn't believe heavier than air travel existed and that what we see as stars at night weren't really there, but something put up there by the government to make us think they were there. True story. At this point I deal with them about the same as Internet trolls, just try to ignore them, occasionally read them for humor (when not involving something like the bombing.)
     
  10. James Long

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    I have not seen any conspiracies on Boston (yet) and don't want to. I have heard some odd arguments on cable news but nothing offensive to my sanity.
     
  11. Drucifer

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    Yep, can't wait until some face shows up in the explosion cloud.
     
  12. djlong

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    Check out Snopes.com - there are already a couple of entries in there about the bombing. The latest is that the police supposedly arrested Tamerlan unharmed - and they have a picture of a naked (blurred) man in police custody. Of course, the fact that he's NOT Tamerlan and was being questioned in response to a complaint from a citizen during the lockdown doesn't mean anything to the Conspiracy Theorists.
     

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