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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby Blues » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:34 pm

Conor Dary wrote:
DrJay wrote:So the eight year-old's story emerges. Was waiting for his Daddy to finish the marathon. As a father, that breaks my heart.


What can you say? Numbs you all over...


The story is tragic regardless of the details, but according to the story in the link below, the boy's father, although a runner, didn't run the marathon but was there with his family to watch friends who ran the marathon... The little boy's mother also suffered a brain injury from the explosion, and his 6 year old sister reportedly lost a leg.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04 ... lasts?lite
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby bijanc » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:54 pm

Frank Shorter on CNN after 4:52 commercial break.

Greater Cincinnati: 134 participants in Boston:

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2013 ... ieved-hurt

Martha's Vineyard, two marathoners safe:

http://www.mvtimes.com/2013/04/15/islan ... ury-15166/
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby dj » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:36 pm

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polevaultpower wrote:I heard on the radio that the photo of Bill Iffrig on the ground in front of the police is going to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated.


Yes. Probably the first time since the 70's that Boston was on the cover.



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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby bambam » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:00 pm

Could not figure out this summer in London why I could never find a trash can on the street to throw a Coke bottle or lunch bag. Had to do it at the media center or back at my hotel. Now I understand. London had already removed trash cans after previous terror attacks. Never even dawned on me that this was the reason, which kinda ticked me off at the time, but now I know why.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:06 pm

bambam wrote:Could not figure out this summer in London why I could never find a trash can on the street to throw a Coke bottle or lunch bag. Had to do it at the media center or back at my hotel. Now I understand. London had already removed trash cans after previous terror attacks. Never even dawned on me that this was the reason, which kinda ticked me off at the time, but now I know why.


When I lived in England in the 90's one of my pet peeves was the complete lack of garbage bins anywhere in London and any train station in the country. I knew why and another reason to despise the IRA and their various offshoots.

When visitors came over they were equally puzzled and annoyed, until I explained why.

PS. Another wonderful IRA gift was being on the Underground and finding out your station was out because of a terrorist threat.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby marknhj » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:24 pm

bambam wrote:Could not figure out this summer in London why I could never find a trash can on the street to throw a Coke bottle or lunch bag. Had to do it at the media center or back at my hotel. Now I understand. London had already removed trash cans after previous terror attacks. Never even dawned on me that this was the reason, which kinda ticked me off at the time, but now I know why.


I had the same annoyed feeling while walking from Victoria to Buckingham Palace to watch the women's marathon. Umbrella in one hand, Starbucks trash in the other, soaking wet and thinking less than charitable thoughts about my fellow countrymen. It took me about an hour to remember why there were no rubbish bins in London.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby polevaultpower » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:46 pm

We had our local USATF Association meeting last night, and our MUT chair told us about their recent race. They gave each participant some kind of foldable, reusable cup. At each aid station, there were no paper cups. You could use your water bottle or the cup they had provided each runner (this was all made clear in advance). At the end of the race I think people had to bring their own utensils and bowls for the food, or something like that. The race had over 600 entrants and at the end of the day they only had 4 bags of garbage.

Perhaps the events at Boston will inspire more races to be more green.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby Tuariki » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:12 pm

user4 wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:
polevaultpower wrote:I heard on the radio that the photo of Bill Iffrig on the ground in front of the police is going to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated.


Yes. Probably the first time since the 70's that Boston was on the cover.


Bill Rodgers, greatest marathoner ever. :)

Not even close to Abebe Bikila.
And IMO Shorter is the best USA marathoner
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby Tuariki » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:18 pm

When Clinton came to NZ in 1999 all trash cans and letter boxes along his route were removed. All man hole covers were welded shut. Sadly, with yesterday's tragic events this may be a portent of security measures to come.
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Re: Explosion at Boston finish?

Postby jazzcyclist » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:47 am

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polevaultpower wrote:This was Club Northwest runner, Bill Iffrig,78-years-old. You can see him at the bottom of this picture: https://twitter.com/BGlobeSports/status ... 81/photo/1

Reports are that he suffered only a scraped knee and is OK.


78 years old and runs a 4 hr marathon. Wow.

If you're 78 and you run a 4-hour marathon, you're a bad m*****f*****. The scary thing is that he's almost an hour off the age-group world record, which is held by Ed Whitlock, who was actually 80 when he ran 3:15:54. :shock:
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:56 am

polevaultpower wrote:We had our local USATF Association meeting last night, and our MUT chair told us about their recent race. They gave each participant some kind of foldable, reusable cup. At each aid station, there were no paper cups. You could use your water bottle or the cup they had provided each runner (this was all made clear in advance). At the end of the race I think people had to bring their own utensils and bowls for the food, or something like that. The race had over 600 entrants and at the end of the day they only had 4 bags of garbage.

Perhaps the events at Boston will inspire more races to be more green.


I don't see the connection at all.
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Re: Explosion at Boston finish?

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:18 am

jazzcyclist wrote:
BillVol wrote:
polevaultpower wrote:This was Club Northwest runner, Bill Iffrig,78-years-old. You can see him at the bottom of this picture: https://twitter.com/BGlobeSports/status ... 81/photo/1

Reports are that he suffered only a scraped knee and is OK.


78 years old and runs a 4 hr marathon. Wow.

If you're 78 and you run a 4-hour marathon, you're a bad m*****f*****. The scary thing is that he's almost an hour off the age-group world record, which is held by Ed Whitlock, who was actually 80 when he ran 3:15:54. :shock:


Whitlock also ran about 2:54(56?) and 37:18 10K at age 73 or 74. 6:35 and 6:00/mile pace at age 74 boggles the mind (not that 7:27 pace for a marathon at 80 isn't equally notable].
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:24 am

Yes, it is amazing. The guy is something.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:28 am

They may have some pictures of the guy.

    A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been identified by authorities after analyzing video footage, CNN's John King reported on air Wednesday.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/e ... identified
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby bambam » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:31 am

Must see this -

http://www.boston.com/news/source/2013/ ... hen_c.html

As a Boston-native, its all so true.

I will be in Boston next Patriots Day to bring home the runners - my sister and I have vowed to both go up there together next April. We'll be damned if we let those bastards think they can stop Bostonians.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby bambam » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:33 am

Tuariki wrote:Not even close to Abebe Bikila.
And IMO Shorter is the best USA marathoner


Agree
Agree
But there was something about Boston Billy

Growing up in Framingham, I well remember in 1963 going downtown to watch the runners go thru on Patriots Day and the two leaders were Bikila and Mamo Wolde - they didn't win - that went to Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium. I think Bikila finished 4th
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:54 am

Wow, looks like they found the guy.

    A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation says a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is about to be arrested.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/ap-so ... hp?ref=fpa
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:13 am

Apparently they have arrested someone.

https://twitter.com/AP/status/324583755350147072

That didn't take long.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby aaronk » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:16 am

Conor Dary wrote:Apparently they have arrested someone.

https://twitter.com/AP/status/324583755350147072

That didn't take long.


It's said a Lord & Taylor's store camera I'D'd him.
But in this day and age of 1000's of people having cellphone cameras and the like...it's becoming almost impossible for a criminal to escape detection......especially when it's broad daylight, and there's 1000's of people around!!

Proves how utterly stupid.....not to mention insane and evil!!....would-be criminals are nowadays!!
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby gh » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:19 am

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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:43 am

Not much new info other than this brief blurb:
BOSTON (AP) — A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Wednesday.... The suspect was expected at a Boston courthouse under heavy security, the official said.

A news briefing was scheduled later Wednesday.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby batonless relay » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:45 am

even CNN is hedging. Different sources are saying different things and NBC and CBS says no suspect is in custody.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby dukehjsteve » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:50 am

Don't be too hasy to jump to conclusions that "they got him".... remember in " Jaws" when they had the wrong shark.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby bambam » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:50 am

aaronk wrote:It's said a Lord & Taylor's store camera I'D'd him.
But in this day and age of 1000's of people having cellphone cameras and the like...it's becoming almost impossible for a criminal to escape detection......especially when it's broad daylight, and there's 1000's of people around!!

Proves how utterly stupid.....not to mention insane and evil!!....would-be criminals are nowadays!!


As has been said, you can't cure stupid. Fortunately, most of these guys have the IQ of an ashtray.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:59 am

CNN now

(CNN) -- [Breaking news update at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday]

Investigators in Washington and Boston denied Wednesday that an arrest had been made in the bombing of the Boston Marathon. They had earlier said there was "substantial" progress in the case.

[Breaking news update at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday]

There is conflicting information as to whether someone has been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. A federal law enforcement source told CNN's Fran Townsend that someone was arrested. But later, two senior administration officials and another federal official told Townsend that there had been a misunderstanding among officials and that no one has been arrested.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby jeremyp » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:02 am

The Fat Lady has not sung, CNN to the contrary. Rush is having a field day. Stay tuned! Didn't CNN do this before?
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby gh » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:06 am

The Boston link that's at the top of the front page is from the AP and it updates automatically as AP moves new stuff.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby gh » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:13 pm

lead to Andy Borowitz's offering for the New Yorker this afternoon.

<<No Information Found on CNN
BOSTON (The Borowitz Report)—Authorities who have spent the last forty-eight hours combing CNN in the hopes of finding any information whatsoever have called off their search, they confirmed today…>>
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish

Postby user4 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:25 pm

bambam wrote:
aaronk wrote:It's said a Lord & Taylor's store camera I'D'd him.
But in this day and age of 1000's of people having cellphone cameras and the like...it's becoming almost impossible for a criminal to escape detection......especially when it's broad daylight, and there's 1000's of people around!!

Proves how utterly stupid.....not to mention insane and evil!!....would-be criminals are nowadays!!


As has been said, you can't cure stupid. Fortunately, most of these guys have the IQ of an ashtray.


Fortunately perhaps but recall a certain Ted K had an IQ larger than both of us put together. Im not sure IQ correlates negatively (or positively) with self-centered maniacal wickedness.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:26 pm

People were not using cell phone cameras to photograph the guy because he was not an 'item' of interest and he did not set it off and run. Conversely, the camera at L&T is on continually.

Apparently one clue on one guy (the same?) is that he was also seen reacting differently to the bomb -- everyone else was surprised, so that make someone stick out.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby tandfman » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:49 am

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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:07 am

tandfman wrote:Noted without comment:

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/bo ... tment.html


Some people are pretty clueless. My sister has a cart down at Faneuil Hall and sells shirts and similar items and pulled all of the Marathon stuff out Monday. It seemed to be in bad taste to try to keep selling.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:43 pm

The latest: FBI: Two Suspects Pinpointed In Boston Marathon Bombings (VIDEO)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/us/bo ... ms.html?hp

http://www.fbi.gov/news/updates-on-inve ... -in-boston

But as noted yesterday, who knows.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby mcgato » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:11 pm

Bob Duncan wrote:Link to smokinggun crap
Check the video that the FBI released and check the smokinggun article. Tell me that they are wearing the same clothes. Let's all just stop posting links to the crazies out there.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby Dutra5 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:26 pm

mcgato wrote:
Bob Duncan wrote:Link to smokinggun crap
Check the video that the FBI released and check the smokinggun article. Tell me that they are wearing the same clothes. Let's all just stop posting links to the crazies out there.


Those two guys were being pointed out as "suspects" by various media outlets yesterday.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [arrest made?]

Postby Dutra5 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:27 pm

Conor Dary wrote:The latest: FBI: Two Suspects Pinpointed In Boston Marathon Bombings (VIDEO)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/us/bo ... ms.html?hp

http://www.fbi.gov/news/updates-on-inve ... -in-boston

But as noted yesterday, who knows.


The guy in the white hat appears pretty involved. It would take a pretty amazing set of coincidences for him not to be part of it.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [suspects on video?]

Postby EPelle » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:32 am

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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [suspects on video?]

Postby Pego » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:00 am

The reports say that they might be brothers from Russian Caucasus. If they turn out to be Chechnyan terrorists, I would be totally clueless, never having expected anything of this sort. While Chechnyan terrorists are Muslims, their cause is a lot more nationalistic than religious.
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Re: Explosions at Boston finish [1 suspect shot; manhunt on]

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:42 am

Of Chechen origin.

Releasing the photos was the key.
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