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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #100 on: April 19, 2013, 08:06:46 PM »


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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #101 on: April 19, 2013, 08:07:20 PM »
Oh, yes, federal custody is wonderful for this guy's health.

Massachusetts law does not impose capital punishment.

Federal law does.

*snarl*

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #102 on: April 19, 2013, 08:08:27 PM »
Sorry for the double post; we apparently posted at the same time.



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... is not working, at least not for me. Even when I copy/paste into a new tab.

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #103 on: April 19, 2013, 08:10:03 PM »
The image is working for me at every posting, must be something on the path to your display.

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #104 on: April 19, 2013, 08:11:05 PM »
Trie - its a tweet by @Happy_Gilmore:

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Boston is probably the only major city that if you fuck with them, they will shut down the whole city...stop everything...and find you.

Offline ShadowFox89Topic starter

Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #105 on: April 19, 2013, 08:11:37 PM »
Sorry for the double post; we apparently posted at the same time.

... is not working, at least not for me. Even when I copy/paste into a new tab.

 Works for me. I think it's just you.....

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #106 on: April 19, 2013, 08:14:57 PM »
Trie - its a tweet by @Happy_Gilmore:

Thanks.

Works for me. I think it's just you.....

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #107 on: April 19, 2013, 08:15:15 PM »
Oh, yes, federal custody is wonderful for this guy's health.

Massachusetts law does not impose capital punishment.

Federal law does.

*snarl*
Not what I meant - what would this guy's honest chances of getting into a courtroom be if he were in a MA prison?

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #108 on: April 19, 2013, 08:18:48 PM »
Sorry my picture caused so many problems. =-(

All I have to say is thank God he was taken alive. At least there is a chance to get answers.


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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #109 on: April 19, 2013, 08:19:42 PM »
Not what I meant - what would this guy's honest chances of getting into a courtroom be if he were in a MA prison?

Oh, he'd be in solit- I mean, protective custody from minute one.  He wouldn't have a good time of it (locked alone in a cell 23/7, one hour for solitary exercise, probably on suicide watch), but I think the Boston PD would make sure he had his day in court.

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #110 on: April 19, 2013, 08:20:10 PM »
Not what I meant - what would this guy's honest chances of getting into a courtroom be if he were in a MA prison?

I'm sorry, my sarcasm wasn't directed at you in particular. I don't know what his chances are/would be but I don't think "He'll just die in prison anyway so we'll put him in the path of a punishment that is specifically not carried out by the place in which the attacks took place in order to preserve his life" ...

... is really all that great as far as logic goes.

I did mention to you that he'd essentially have to spend his life in solitary - and, frankly, that satisfies my personal thirst for vengeance just fine, actually.

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #111 on: April 19, 2013, 08:35:31 PM »
Read somewhere online the memories of a UK soldier from the time his unit were given guard duty on Rudolf Hess - at that time the one and only inmate in the fortress of Spandau in NW Berlin. Their instructions ran "No smoking and no talking to Hess" even if few of them would even get closer to him than watching his strolls in the prison yard from one of the guard towers.

I can definitely see the same kind of instructions applying to this guy, after he gets sentenced.

Offline AllieCat

Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #112 on: April 19, 2013, 08:36:01 PM »
Thank God it's over. This whole week has me stressed out so much that I've just been, what's the word, drifting, detatched? Doesn't help my fiancee has been in California for a work class.. being able to talk to himover the phone is nice, but nothing beats you know, a cuddle when I need one? ANd trust me, I need one right now. This week.. I can't even.. I should stop now, sorry.

Offline Aiden

Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #113 on: April 19, 2013, 09:56:29 PM »

I really think this thread needs a few smiles, I have been following the news (mostly via Reddit). Man I saw some things I wish I didn't see, Reddit is not afraid to post some very graphic things, from the images at the moment of the bombing (It just made me want to wish I didn't click) to the live feeds of the capture of both suspects.

I can only imagine what the people who call this city home.
Prayers/wishes out to the people and the community.

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #114 on: April 19, 2013, 10:12:15 PM »
~steals Aiden's puppeh...~

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #115 on: April 19, 2013, 10:13:52 PM »
*pushes Aiden in the pool and laughs*

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #116 on: April 20, 2013, 12:48:33 AM »
*helps Aiden out of the pool and hands him a towel..*

*then pushes him back in*

*GIGGLES HAPPILY*

Offline ShadowFox89Topic starter

Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #117 on: April 20, 2013, 12:49:45 AM »
*pushes Allie into the pool*

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #118 on: April 20, 2013, 01:59:56 AM »
*meeps*

meanie! *decides to float around and relax, since she's already wet, and her one towel went in the pool with Aiden*

Offline Dashenka

Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #119 on: April 20, 2013, 03:32:15 AM »
Funny how it's world news when two Chezhnyan's bomb Boston but a lot of people seem to forget that in Russia, hundreds if not thousands have been killed by Chezhnya's bomb squad (Beslan school, Metro system, airport). I really hope that the US and Russia together can stop this group of seperatists from bombing more places and killing more people cause as they have proven, they are not only a danger to Russia anymore.

Glad they got one alive though and glad for the people in Boston that it's over now. Hope they can get on with their lives.

Offline ShadowFox89Topic starter

Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #120 on: April 20, 2013, 03:35:04 AM »
 Honestly? I wouldn't put it past Putin to have set the two boys up.

 But that's my cynical, tired side talking.

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #121 on: April 20, 2013, 03:43:54 AM »
The number is almost certainly in the thousands; there were around 700 deaths from the apartment bombings and Beslan alone, let alone the slightly less high profile subways bombs, bombs on planes, bombings of government buildings and the like. And that's without looking into the somewhat grey area where organised crime and terrorism interweave.

It's also worth noting that a significant number of the foiled terrorists plots over the past few years have featured terrorists from Chechnya, Dagestan and other Soviet republics.

The Russian situation will be interesting, partly because there will be legitimate groups looking to use the occasion to hold protests as well. Russia will have to balance giving them reasonable freedom (albeit such freedom is always restricted during events such as this) and the security situation.


I wouldn't call the subway bombs less high profile then Beslan. Maybe in the world it was but in Moscow it certainly wasn't. Beslan is about a thousand kilometers away from Moscow and nobody really cares about that region of Russia anyway. Moscow though is the heart of Russia. Plus I was a bit too close for comfort that day.


Putin might have turned into a bit of a creepy guy but he wouldn't have recruited the boys himself. There's no point in aggrevating the US. Russia's doing a lot better in almost every way that matters for Russians than the US. (Note: Freedom of press is not (yet) a big issue for Russians)

However, the leader of Chezhnya is supported by the Russian government in order to keep them happy and they got billions of dollars to spend. So in potential, they might be a bigger threat than Al Qaida and the Taliban were.

As for the Olympics in Sochi, I think the 'criminals' are smart enough not to try anything. Everybody in the world will be watching and the moment they do anything, the entire Russian army will come down onto their little speck of paradise and erase them from the map. There's nobody in Russia or the world who will care about them even a little bit.

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #122 on: April 20, 2013, 03:57:32 AM »
Funny how it's world news when two Chezhnyan's bomb Boston but a lot of people seem to forget that in Russia, hundreds if not thousands have been killed by Chezhnya's bomb squad (Beslan school, Metro system, airport).

Once again, I don't think anyone is forgetting that. Perhaps the people that never knew it in the first place....but certainly not the world at large. I take exception to the idea that just because this happened in the U.S, we are making a big deal out of it. Not saying that's what you were doing but certainly some people have taken that tone. I just think the very idea is a bit unfair.

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #123 on: April 20, 2013, 04:05:17 AM »
Once again, I don't think anyone is forgetting that. Perhaps the people that never knew it in the first place....but certainly not the world at large. I take exception to the idea that just because this happened in the U.S, we are making a big deal out of it. Not saying that's what you were doing but certainly some people have taken that tone. I just think the very idea is a bit unfair.

I think some people did take that tone but for good reason. For example, a friend of mine who lives in the Netherlands was watching a movie. They interrupt the movie for an extra news bulletin. Had it happened in Mexico or Russia or Africa, they wouldn't have interrupted the movie.
It's a terrorist act on US soil so the whole world stops and cares. Not saying it's the fault of the US. Not at all it's just how the world works. That explosion in Texas the other days (more death, bigger explosion) wasn't even on the news. So it's understandable that some people are a bit biased.

It's what I meant with my previous comment. The world hasn't forgot about Beslan and other bombings, they just don't care as much as when it happens in the US, for which again, the US is not to blame.

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Re: Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon
« Reply #124 on: April 20, 2013, 04:08:30 AM »
There was an earth quake in China within an hour of them catching the second bomber, but none of the major networks so much as mentioned the 100+ people who died in that, or the one in Iran earlier in the day that killed people. The bottom line is... if it happens in the US, it's treated and seen as more important, which is bull. A human life is a human life, and the region in which a person lives does not make their death more important than another elsewhere.