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I wonder how this will affect the mood & attendance of the London Marathon this Sunday.
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I wonder how this will affect the mood & attendance of the London Marathon this Sunday.

Considering London has had it's share of bombings over the years, I'd say security will be ramped up a lot and people will be edgy.
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how many more times can Jones do this and the lib politicians continue to associate themselves with him?
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how many more times can Jones do this and the lib politicians continue to associate themselves with him?

I don't see a big difference between the nonsense Jones comes out with and the nonsense the Coalition comes out with actually.
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I don't see a big difference between the nonsense Jones comes out with and the nonsense the Coalition comes out with actually.

that's because you don't pay much attention to either.
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that's because you don't pay much attention to either.

Oh really? You are very wrong there. I would imagine in at least one policy I have a much more detailed understanding than you. But whether it be economic management, NBN, climate change, energy or refugees they are speaking a lot of horse shit. You know it trist.

Anyway, this is a thread derail. So I won't go on on this thread.
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can we steer back to the actual event rather than who pays attention to what media?

and keep the vitriolic personal insults away.

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how many more times can Jones do this and the lib politicians continue to associate themselves with him?

'Hello Alan. Tony here... good thanks. Listen I'm in a spot of bother... Yeah again.... Slush fund... I'm going to need you to say something retarded to take the heat off. This morning if possible? Great. Thanks mate... What? Listen Alan, we have been through this and the answer remains no. You know it's a sin and you're going to hell? Righto. Thanks mate.'
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mod:was that humour?
if it was, maybe in a couple of weeks

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^ that's not what I believe no. It's disgusting the way events are portrayed by the media, it seems many folks have been conditioned to accept that when brown people are killed in the middle east etc they are "collateral damage" and that's all ok or its muslim on muslim and that's fine also. The bias can't be denied and is evidenced by the media frenzy which occurs whenever innocent westerners are killed.

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gotamangina is spot on.
Don't come bumbling into this topic about the Boston tragedy asking "Why the USA tragedy get their own forum topic huh? huh? Such bias omg" ... Shut the fuck up and create the fucking topic yourself if you believe it should be talked about on this forum.


are you the peoples moderator or something? It takes a special kind of arrogant twit to post what you did there. Its the same goddamn topic and ile be fucked if i cant put my views to it. Read the article in the post above precious, its basically an eloquent version of my position on the matter.

because fuck you and the horse you rode in on
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So they reckon they have photographic/video footage of a "dark skinned man" leaving the bag near the finish line, and footage of the same man near the second bomb.
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Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

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I wonder how this will affect the mood & attendance of the London Marathon this Sunday.

It will, of course, because if you are a security apparatus in a Western nation it is important not to miss any opportunity to justify your own existence (witness the NSW Police Force calling a press conference on the subject, for goodness' sake).

However, it's very hard to believe that Boston was the act of a terrorist organisation because there has still been no claim of responsibility. Two things separate terrorism from murder - a political imperative (recognising that "political" is often used in only a very loose sense) and the creation of fear amongst the living that what happened to the dead could happen to them. Without a claim of responsibility, you don't achieve either of those things. Without an organisation, threats to the London Marathon (or the A-League grand final or whatever) are no greater and no less than they were before the bombs went off in Boston.

On a slightly different angle, this is a very good piece on the "deaths in Boston vs deaths in Iraq" debate:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-1...boston/4635252
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are you the peoples moderator or something? It takes a special kind of arrogant twit to post what you did there. Its the same goddamn topic and ile be fucked if i cant put my views to it. Read the article in the post above precious, its basically an eloquent version of my position on the matter.

because fuck you and the horse you rode in on

I've already read the article above and agree with it. Funnily enough, it doesn't contradict a single thing I wrote. Nor does it have any relevance to what I wrote.

So. Honestly. Fuck off, precious.
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Who's "they"? Source? Because this Internet told me it was this guy:

case closed!

but seriously, it is what i heard on the news this morning on tv,
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On a slightly different angle, this is a very good piece on the "deaths in Boston vs deaths in Iraq" debate:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-1...boston/4635252

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but still the gatekeepers of mass media seem tied down to the old ideas of shared cultural values, the loose empire of the wealthy and the white.

sounds about right
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Without an organisation, threats to the London Marathon (or the A-League grand final or whatever) are no greater and no less than they were before the bombs went off in Boston.

Except for copycats.
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Except for copycats.

Well, perhaps - but what do you think the chances are that someone who had no plans to detonate bombs in a public place a week ago would be able to successfully execute such a plan a week later? It's not as if the idea of detonating bombs in a place where a bunch of people are is an especially novel one.
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Well, perhaps - but what do you think the chances are that someone who had no plans to detonate bombs in a public place a week ago would be able to successfully execute such a plan a week later? It's not as if the idea of detonating bombs in a place where a bunch of people are is an especially novel one.

I think if you were the bomb making type you could probably have one ready quite quickly, but chances would seem to be low.

And while I also completely agree that these events are turned into PR campaigns for security apparatus apparatchiks, if security for the London marathon was my responsibility I'd find it very hard not to be more active. It's just how people will always expect you to respond. It's actually the only time we respond: immediately after something bad happens.
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I've already read the article above and agree with it. Funnily enough, it doesn't contradict a single thing I wrote. Nor does it have any relevance to what I wrote.

nice back pedal bucko, shame its a load of contradictory bs. now go fuck off to your mum
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nice back pedal bucko, shame its a load of contradictory bs. now go fuck off to your mum

Holy shit - just how dense are you? No back pedal at all. Glad I taught you a new word you can use at school tomorrow, but perhaps look up the definition of "contradictory" before making a fool of yourself.

Feel free to point out the contradictions though.

I'll even quote the thing for you (you left some out when you quoted it earlier ):

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I don't see the point in coming into a thread titled "Boston Marathon Bomb Explosion", and asking why there isn't a similar topic for the horrible bombings in Iraq. This is an Internet forum. The users (that's YOU) create the topics.

If you want to discuss the Iraq tragedy and the deaths there - create the thread. Don't come bumbling into this topic about the Boston tragedy asking "Why the USA tragedy get their own forum topic huh? huh? Such bias omg" ... Shut the fuck up and create the fucking topic yourself if you believe it should be talked about on this forum.

Hell, I'll even edit in the post that triggered it:

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Why is it important we create a whole thread for this, 2 people dead, when i haven't seen a mention of this on inthemix:

http://rt.com/news/iraq-election-attack-killed-876/

46 dead

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Here is the latest.. Bros are responsible.






They need to get that CSI: Miami zoom in technology going..
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Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

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cap on backwards, untucked shirt, backpack instead of briefcase, they look pretty left wing
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yeh they are all the pics off the fbi site...

http://www.fbi.gov/news/updates-on-i...-boston/photos

one of them looks appears to have a big schnoz, possibly middle eastern... suspect 1 does very well to not give much away by wearing shades and a cap on facing forward, but suspect 2, hat on backwards, schnoz hanging out, what an idiot!
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Is this the same fratboy with the white hat? Or is this photoshopped or something?? It's from reddit so i never quite know.
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Reason: Don't know if real..

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Now saying this is confirmed as real.. Internet detectivism going crazy



Also the guy that lost both his legs looked straight at the bomber..

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...attackers.html

http://i.imgur.com/FjItHji.jpg

But this has to be the most chilling photo to come out of it. Exuse the stupid Reddit circles.

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That backpack looks like it's in front of the wranga chick not the cap guy.

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something on the news about a shooting at MIT?
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Very interesting Reddit thread going on right now - following a police scanner:

http://www.reddit.com/r/findbostonbo..._men/?sort=new

Don't know if it's the bombers or not but Reddit seems to think so. (Or it could be related to the MIT shootings)

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sky news just said authorities claim it is not bomb related but who knows eh
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something on the news about a shooting at MIT?

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sky news just said authorities claim it is not bomb related but who knows eh

AFAIK it was a liquor store robbery gone wrong and the pursuit went through MIT, where the officer was shot.

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Further to that - 2 cops dead, now they're reporting automatic weapons being fired and grenades being thrown at the police!

Sounds like a cell has popped?

http://emergency.mit.edu/

http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comment...unshots_fired/
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Yep, just came back to edit my post. Looks like I missed the mark.

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Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

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EDIT: 1:56 a.m. -- MIT has given us the all clear to resume normal activities.

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Good news everybody: The Boston bombing suspects are white.

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Actually they've been confirmed to be of Middle Eastern heritage.
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Yeah, the original pics showed them as white in appearance but it was just flash.

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