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    Explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon

    I was watching the finish line with my fellow NKOTB sisters, because Joe Mac ran his first marathon today (He ran in honor of his mother who has Alzheimers, and finished in just under 4 hours! So proud! I've loved that guy since I was like 4 years old!). About 5 minutes after he crossed the finish line two bombs went off

    http://www.usnews.com/news/sports/ar...on-finish-line

    Live feed of finish line : http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013-bost...n-finish-line/
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    I'm only reading about injuries so far.
    Gory pic from Twitter~http://deadspin.com/explosions-repor...ium=socialflow
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    There is a picture floating around twitter with the sidewalk all covered in gore.... I'll go find it....


    https://twitter.com/theoriginalwak/s...864128/photo/1



    They are reporting that people have 'lost limbs'.
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    OMG those people are smoking....


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    Here's another one of the explosion.
    splosion.png

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    Any video feed from the explosions. I heard CNN is airing it, but I'm at work


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    Al Jazeera is all over it.
    http://www.aljazeera.com/watch_now/

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    CNN Is reporting another device at Mardarin hotel


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    Quote Originally Posted by Miho View Post
    Any video feed from the explosions. I heard CNN is airing it, but I'm at work
    Here's the BBC link as well.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22160978

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    Thank you... I have friends with friends running this race...


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    Not safe anywhere.

    Boston marathon released statement saying it was 2 bombs.

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    ABC live streaming video:

    http://abcnews.go.com/live
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    Tweet from ABC :

    @ABC: trauma nurse: Morgue area at back of tent; have severed limbs, children w/severe burns, many casualties
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    Again a world gone mad....now some dead...possibly another bomb near the area.....Just makes me sick.
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    2:01 pm et - Boston authorities warn they will cause a controlled explosion in the next few minutes but release no further details.

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    Reporting 2 dead and 22 injured....

    Also hearing reports that the family's of the Newtown victims were sitting in the VIP section at the 26 mile marker (in memory of the 26 victims) right next to where the blast happened.
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    this is so fucked up. prayers to all families

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    I got an alert from AJC. People are just evil, that is all. Evil. I don't understand and I'm glad.

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    Nothing overly gory, but good pics...

    http://nation.time.com/2013/04/15/bo...osion-gallery/

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    Good share...thnx

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    Listening to the news conference right now. They just reported that there was an explosion at the JFK Library, but they're not saying it's related. They're just calling it a third explosion.
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    I don't understand how people can do this, insane just insane.
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    My ex is running in the marathon today. I have not been able to reach him, but I imagine all the lines are jammed. I am praying for him as well as the dead, the injured and the police..
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    Quote Originally Posted by PurrPurr View Post
    Listening to the news conference right now. They just reported that there was an explosion at the JFK Library, but they're not saying it's related. They're just calling it a third explosion.
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    They have a suspect identified and being guarded in one of the hospitals.
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/nationa...=SFnewyorkpost
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiraculousMandarin View Post

    All I can say is thank goodness! The marathon tragedy itself is bad enough.

    Families trying to locate loved ones can call 617-635-4500; people with tips can call 1-800-494-TIPS. Pass on this info if you wish.
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    Now they are saying the JFK incident is related, calling it the third bomb.

    Total confusion, as you would expect.

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    What the heck is going on in this world? Why is there so much hate? I just don't get what these fanatics think they're proving. I'm not one to wish people would burn in hell, but god, I hope that whoever did this burns in hell.

    My sister-in-law is a marathonner/triathlete, and she was supposed to be running Boston today, but an injury prevented it. Thank goodness she wasn't there. But so many people injured, and at least 2 dead. The NY Post link above says 20 are dead, but I hope it's not that many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMonkey719 View Post
    They have a suspect identified and being guarded in one of the hospitals.
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/nationa...=SFnewyorkpost
    This one is saying 12 dead and 50 injured now?

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    WTF!!!!! Are you freakin kidding me??? What is wrong with people?

    If it turns out this is a "Terrorist Act" Obama better pull his head out of Jay Z's ass and address the issue!!!
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    Just woke up and seen this...how crazy,thinking of the families

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shejay View Post
    WTF!!!!! Are you freakin kidding me??? What is wrong with people?

    If it turns out this is a "Terrorist Act" Obama better pull his head out of Jay Z's ass and address the issue!!!
    Well at least he wont sit for seven minutes looking like a complete ass
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    I am finding much of my info via twitter.
    I have a tweet that says "total number of injuries reported: 49. of the 22 at Massachusetts General Hospital, 6 are listed in critical condition, 5 serious."

    As I said before, I was following the whole race because Joey McIntyre was running today (big NKOTB fan! Loved Joe literally my entire life), and there were many of my BlockHead Sisters there cheering him on. We all have a love affair with Boston (for obvious reasons lol), so pretty much my entire timeline is about Boston right now. We are all just on total edge because Joey's time was 3:57, and the bombs went off at 4:09. Joe and all the fans that were there cheering him on (my BH sisters) were 12 minutes away from being right there next to the explosions......
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    OMG! I can't understand this level of hate to do this to innocent people. I hope I never do.
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    This is unreal...They are saying now that the 'explosion' at JFK library was not an explosion but a fire that is totally unrelated to the Marathon.
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    There are actually people around the neighborhood complaining about shows being pre-empted by the Boston Marathon explosion coverage. SERIOUSLY! People are dead/seriously injured and a bunch of idiots are worried about their soaps and talk shows? GET A CLUE!!!

    I have a feeling the Westboro crazies will eventually weigh in on what happened in Boston too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PurrPurr View Post
    There are actually people around the neighborhood complaining about shows being pre-empted by the Boston Marathon explosion coverage. SERIOUSLY! People are dead/seriously injured and a bunch of idiots are worried about their soaps and talk shows? GET A CLUE!!!

    I have a feeling the Westboro crazies will eventually weigh in on what happened in Boston too.
    Seriously, at 5:30 in the afternoon? It's not exactly like you'll be missing some "edge of your seat" primetime programming. What is on right now. Springer? Whopner? Judy?

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    RIP to the murdered and condolences to the families.

    Healing thoughts and love to the injured.

    That's what matters right now.

    That and finding the one(s) who did this.

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    Prayers for the safety of your ex Lisa and all the rest of us that are connected to people there. What hits me the most is what a TRIUMPH running a marathon is supposed to be. For many, completing the Boston Marathon was a really big dream, and to have this happen....... my words are gone. All I have left is yuck.
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    So sad... praying for the families and victims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radiojane View Post
    Prayers for the safety of your ex Lisa and all the rest of us that are connected to people there. What hits me the most is what a TRIUMPH running a marathon is supposed to be. For many, completing the Boston Marathon was a really big dream, and to have this happen....... my words are gone. All I have left is yuck.
    Thank you radio, that means a lot.

    I will update when I hear from him.

    And I am with you, speechless.
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    Lisa they are saying to text people instead of calling that it might work because it uses less bandwidth. I hope you are able to get to him and he is ok.


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    Lisa, and any others who have friends/family in the race: I hope you hear from loved ones soon. And Boston hags, please check in and let us know you're ok. Prayers for all involved.

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    President to speak on this matter at about 6:10 ET
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shejay View Post
    If it turns out this is a "Terrorist Act" Obama better pull his head out of Jay Z's ass and address the issue!!!
    Obama's on it, and he's always been on it. He's taken out scores of top Al Qaeda leaders including, in case we forget, Osama Bin Laden.

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    Amazing video of both explosions (there is a small amount of gore, but nothing to horrendous). Its the raw footage of one of the videos they are showing on the news, with the audio included. Worth watch just to hear how loud the explosions were...
    http://bcove.me/qwi5k6ap
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    A few of us on another site were discussing some of the craziest things happened in April:

    Lincoln assassination
    Sinking of the Titanic
    Virginia Tech shootings
    Waco
    Oklahoma City bombing
    Columbine shootings
    Spree killer Richard Baumhammers going bat shit crazy on April 28, 2000 in Pittsburgh, killing five people and leaving one paralyzed.
    Now the Boston Marathon bombings

    This is getting wayyyyyyy too scary. o_O
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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMonkey719 View Post
    Amazing video of both explosions (there is a small amount of gore, but nothing to horrendous). Its the raw footage of one of the videos they are showing on the news, with the audio included. Worth watch just to hear how loud the explosions were...
    http://bcove.me/qwi5k6ap
    So sad to see all the flags dropped, on what should have been a happy day of coming together for the race.

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    This is just unbelievable. Prayers to all those and their families affected by this horrid event.

    For me, the most powerful image I've seen so far are of some soldiers rushing to the aid of victims. One literally ran into the chaos of the scene of the exlosion while 2 other soldiers were yanking those metal racks off of people.
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