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    Friend is ok -left early since she's going on vacation tomorrow. Thank you for all the thoughts/prayers/well wishes. They seem to have worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita18 View Post

    But on a related note, what could people have against Boston? It's probably the least uncontroversial of major American cities.
    Well, assuming it was international terrorism, it has nothing to do with Boston, but everything to do with America.
    If it was domestic terrorism- who knows. But who would have expected an Oklahoma City bombing? That's not even really a major American city...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ioana View Post
    One of my good friends volunteered at the finish line last year & she was volunteering again this year. No idea where & I am yet to hear back from her. Must not panic, must not panic.
    (((Ioana))), I hope you hear from your friend soon that she is OK.

    ETA: Just saw your post above. Glad to hear your friend is OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    Well, assuming it was international terrorism, it has nothing to do with Boston, but everything to do with America.
    And I'm in NYC and now I can't help but wonder what's going to happen at 5pm.
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    But on a related note, what could people have against Boston? It's probably the least uncontroversial of major American cities
    If this was an act of terrorism, then it's not about the city itself, its about fear. The Boston marathon is an inconic American event, and damaging it in this way can do a lot both physcially and mentally. From here on out, it will always be marked by this tragedy.

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    Twitter has reports that stopped runners are now dealing with hypothermia, and many spectators have given away their coats. NOTHING as bad as people who were right near these explosions, but a huge crowd of people who have health issues due to exposure is just going to put even more of a strain on medical services.

    Southpaw- hope you all are safe too! Why 5pm?

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    Boston Police: 2 dead, 22 injured after explosions near Boston Marathon finish line http://bit.ly/15grdTH
    EDIT: Probably because 5pm will be rush hour...maximum people on the streets, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    Southpaw- hope you all are safe too! Why 5pm?
    Because it's when the subways are crowded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Because it's when the subways are crowded.
    Right-as we don't know what who or why this happened, caution is advised.
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    Absolutely speechless at the horror unfolding on my TV. My thoughts with all in Boston today

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    "Small homemade bomb is preliminary cause of explosion at Boston Marathon, law enforcement officials tell NBC News" "

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    ABC news is reporting that two hotels have been evacuated due to suspicious packages found.

    "4:21 pm ET: Boston Police confirms they have found three more suspicious devices. One has been rendered safe."
    Last edited by Skittl1321; 04-15-2013 at 09:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioana View Post
    Friend is ok -left early since she's going on vacation tomorrow. Thank you for all the thoughts/prayers/well wishes. They seem to have worked
    Thank God. Thanks for letting us know.
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    This is where the Boston Marathon explosions happened (via @nytimes) https://twitter.com/digg/status/3238...339009/photo/1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita18 View Post
    Yeah, you're right.

    But on a related note, what could people have against Boston? It's probably the least uncontroversial of major American cities.
    Not to go all crazy konspiracy, but this is Tax Day here in the US, and the explosion took place in Boston (home of the Boston Tea Party, etc.).

    It wouldn't surprise me if one or more of the mainstream news outlets (*cough-NBC-cough*) or pundings (*cough-Ed Schults-cough*) starts surmising that the person(s) responsible for this are a bunch of Right-Wing whackjobs.

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    My niece from NH had just finished the race in 3:34 and was a block away from the explosion when it happened. Her DH is trying to get near to her, but trains are all stopped, I think he had gone to 20 mile marker and was not at the finish, which is sad for her, but fortunate that he wasn't injured either. Poor niece's phone died just after she called her parents to say she was fine, and ask what was wrong, and I think she spoke with her DH too before it went out. Of course, she is exhausted and a little scared. I would just want a hot shower. But I don't think she can get to their hotel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacey View Post
    My niece from NH had just finished the race in 3:34 and was a block away from the explosion when it happened. Her DH is trying to get near to her, but trains are all stopped, I think he had gone to 20 mile marker and was not at the finish, which is sad for her, but fortunate that he wasn't injured either. Poor niece's phone died just after she called her parents to say she was fine, and ask what was wrong, and I think she spoke with her DH too before it went out. Of course, she is exhausted and a little scared. I would just want a hot shower. But I don't think she can get to their hotel.
    So glad that she's okay. I hope someone gives her a coat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacey View Post
    My niece from NH had just finished the race in 3:34 and was a block away from the explosion when it happened. Her DH is trying to get near to her, but trains are all stopped, I think he had gone to 20 mile marker and was not at the finish, which is sad for her, but fortunate that he wasn't injured either. Poor niece's phone died just after she called her parents to say she was fine, and ask what was wrong, and I think she spoke with her DH too before it went out. Of course, she is exhausted and a little scared. I would just want a hot shower. But I don't think she can get to their hotel.
    I'm glad to hear she's okay! That's really the most important part. I hope she can get to her DH soon.

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