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Boston Marathon bombs: How tweeting the Watertown shootout can get you killed (put those lights out!)

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DO you rubberneck? Kristian Tuinzing @Dutchguy000 tweets a a “bullet hole in my wall from Watertown shootout. My head was there minutes before”.

 

Wow. That really is a horrible calendar. And there’s no writing on it. None. The hole’s the best part.

But Mr Tuinzing’s wall planner could have been decorated with his last thoughts – literally.

Lt. Col. Robert Bateman explains why filming a shoot out is not a great idea. It makes the work of these chaps all the more remarkable:

In the real world, even when a bullet does hit something, unless it is at nearly a right angle, THAT BULLET CAN STILL KILL YOU. It is called a ricochet. Ever played pool? Same idea. Remember that. Even the bullets not aimed at, or anywhere near you, can ruin your whole day…firing anything with greater hitting power than, say, a .32.. it will go through things. Metals, woods, sheet-rock? No problem. Your front door will not protect you, at all. Nor will the walls of a normal suburban house, nor the three Sheet-rock walls beyond that. In a car, the only thing that really stops most bullets would be the engine block itself. All the rest of the body of a car, well, basically tin-foil. All those cop movies you remember from the 70s, when they hid behind the opened door of their patrol car and shot at the bad guy? Yea, no. Do not think that works.

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Posted: 20th, April 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment


American turned Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev into killers, says expert

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SO why did Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 , and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, allegedly murder four people and injure scores more. The Boston Globe‘s Kevin Cullen has discovered some facts:

I was on an NPR show this morning, talking as I drove back from Cambridge to write this column, and a caller came on the air and started talking about how we’ve got to look in the mirror and ask what we as Americans have done to create angry young men like this.

I almost drove off the road.

No one who lost their life or their limbs on Boylston Street last Monday did anything to create angry young men like this.

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Posted: 20th, April 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment


Me And The Boston Marathon Bombs: The LeBron James story

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HAVING solicited the thoughts on the Boston Marathon bombing from a man with a dildo on his fridge, one TV station (ESPN?) asks LeBron James, a basketball player with the Miami Heat, what he thinks of the murder and the mayhem 1500 miles away in Boston.

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Posted: 19th, April 2013 | In: Sports | Comment


The Boston Marathon Bombs were the work of Muslims, the Tea Party, whites, immigrants, Nazis, al-Qaeda, anarchists and the US Government

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WHO set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon? Everyone who has an agenda knows:

Right-wingers

CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen twice suggested that “right-wing extremists” could be behind Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings… Bergen was asked to explain if the bombing could have been an act of terror. Bergen answered in the affirmative, and proceeded to name possible suspects depending on the type of explosive used.

Setting off two bombs at the end of a public race could be an act of terror. Well, he’s the expert:

“I think the actual – the constituency inside the bomb will make a big difference about how we identify the person who did this,” he explained at the end of CNN’s 4 p.m. ET hour of live coverage. The perpetrators “could be a right-wing extremist group.”

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Posted: 17th, April 2013 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment


Boston Marathon bombs: after the massacre the story in photos

AFTER the Boston Marathon bombs, what happened? Three people are dead. Scores are injured – many badly. The two bombs were set inside domestic pressure cookers packed with metal fragments and ball bearings.

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Neighbours sit outside the house of Krystle Campbell’s parents in Medford, Mass.,Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Campbell was killed in Monday’s explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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Miss Campbell was 29.

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“Pray for Martin” is written in chalk at a park near the home of Martin Richard in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston,Tuesday, April 16, 2013. 8-year old Martin was killed in the bombing at the finish line.

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Left to right: Martin Richard; his mother, Denise, who has undergone brain surgery; his six-year-old sister Jane who lost a leg in attack;  older brother, Henry, 12; and father Bill, who ran the race.

 

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Dr. Brien Barnewolt, chair of emergency medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, speaks to reporters at the hospital, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Barnewolt was among the staff who treated the 14 patients injured in the bombing at the finish of the Boston Marathon who were treated at Tufts.

Nine children were wounded. Two have had their legs amputated. Liz Norden had two sons running in the Marathon. Both have lost a leg.

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Nicholas Yanni, 32, of Boston, speaks to reporters at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Yanni, and his wife, Lee Ann Yanni, 31, not pictured, were among the 14 patients injured in the bombing at the finish of the Boston Marathon who were treated at Tufts

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Neighbours hug outside the home of the Richard family in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.

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Boston police officers block access to Boylston Street while standing with hundreds of runner Mylar thermal blankets near the scene of Monday’s Boston Marathon explosions, which killed at least three and injured more than 170.

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Tammy Lynch, right, comforts her daughter Kaytlyn, 8, after leaving flowers and some balloons at the Richard house in the Dorchester.

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Police conducted an overnight search in this apartment building in the Boston suburb of Revere, photographed Tuesday, April 16, 2013, and removed items from the apartment of a young Saudi national visiting on a student visa who was questioned in connection with the bombings Monday at the finish of the Boston Marathon, a law enforcement official said. He said the man was tackled by a bystander, then police, as he ran from the scene of the explosions. But he said it is possible the man was simply running away to protect himself from the blast, as many others did.

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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, below, is wheeled up to a microphone to speak during a news conference.

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FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers, far right, speaks as Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, left, and Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick, center, listens during a news conference in Boston.

 

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Runner Megan Cloke pauses after placing flowers on the doorstep of the Richard house in the Dorchester.

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Workers find bags containing runners’ personal effects as they return them to their owner near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

 

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Peace is written on the sidewalk in front of the Richard house.

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Two police officers have rifles and watch from the roof of the Lenox Hotel overlooking the finish area of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

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Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis speaks as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick listens.

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Boston police on bicycles patrol on Commonwealth Avenue.

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Members of the Massachusetts National Guard wait for orders on Boston Common.

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The flag on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol is lowered to half-staff on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 15, 2013, in Washington. Says President Obama:

“Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. What we don’t yet know, however, is who carried out this attack or why, whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organisation, foreign or domestic, or was the act of a malevolent individual, or individuals…We also know this — the American people refuse to be terrorised.”

Posted: 16th, April 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment