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Explosions at Boston Marathon - A2K Runners, Check In Please

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 12:45 pm
@JPB,
Boston Police Dept. ‏@Boston_Police 10min
Despite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 01:04 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
From the Globe-website:
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Conflicting reports emerged this afternoon about whether a person had been taken into custody in the deadly terror bombings that struck at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday.

While a source told the Globe that a person had been taken into custody and other news organizations reported the same, based on their own sources, the US attorney’s office and Boston police issued statements saying no one had been arrested.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 01:34 pm
@Miller,
Miller wrote:

ossobuco wrote:

... the saudi guy (geez, what an ordeal, being in a new country, dealing with school, running in fear and then nabbed by people thinking you did it) .


Tough sh!t! Sure beats having your child murdered or your legs blown off.

Let these foreign guys go to England if they want to "learn English", not come to Boston.




You really are a piece of ****, KAK.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 01:43 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Also, he was running wounded, a victim, and a guy tackled him. How would you feel?

Kak is missing an empathy gear in her brain.

I don't know how he was treated while under consideration; I hope with courtesy.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 01:56 pm
@reasoning logic,
-10 now. Btw, I'm not one of the down-thumbers. I reserve that action for JTT's posts.
BillRM
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 01:59 pm
@ossobuco,
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lso, he was running wounded, a victim, and a guy tackled him. How would you feel?


How about lucky that I was not far more serous harm as so many around me had been and thankful that this happen in the US not in a country like my own where the police/security services do not torture just to make sure as part of their normal investigations processes.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:10 pm
@BillRM,
Rolling Eyes
reasoning logic
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:17 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Quote:
-10 now. Btw, I'm not one of the down-thumbers. I reserve that action for JTT's posts.


I realize that JTT can seem extreme in his ways at times but I was just wondering if you have ever agreed with anything he shared and if so do you remember a time that you would like to share with us?
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:23 pm
@reasoning logic,
I remember giving JTT a 'thumbs-up' on several occasions. But never when the subject was US politics, American "terrorism" or Noam Chomsky. JTT's problem is a one-track mind and an evangelist's drive to engage in bombastic rhetoric that, in the long run, becomes an exercise in sound and fury, signifying nothing. That, and hijacking threads.
BillRM
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:30 pm
@ossobuco,
Sorry but I do not think that most people are going to buy into the idea that it is unreasonable at all for the police to check out a young Saudi citizen found at the site of a major terrorist attack on US soil.
reasoning logic
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:31 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Quote:
"terrorism"


I see that you listed terrorism a little different than the other words you used. Why Don't you find his compassion for spreading the truth about terrorism as he sees it to be a very good thing?

If you thought that everyone around you was retarded and not aware that they were in a burning building wouldn't you keep trying to get them out until you knew that you were at a high risk of being burnt yourself?
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:37 pm
@reasoning logic,
Why don't you try to engage in some reasoning logic, Reasoning Logic?
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:46 pm
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/04/17/us/AMPUTEE-1/AMPUTEE-1-articleLarge.jpg

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/us/in-grisly-image-a-father-sees-his-son.html?_r=0

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April 16, 2013
In Grisly Image, a Father Sees His Son
By TIM ROHAN
BOSTON — When Jeff Bauman woke up in a hospital bed on Tuesday, an air tube was down his throat, both of his legs had been amputated at the knee, and his father was by his side. He tried to talk, but he could not.

He looked angry, as he motioned his arms up and out like shock waves and mouthed: “Boom! Boom!”

Jeff Bauman is the man in the photograph that has become an icon of the Boston Marathon attack, the one showing a bloodied, distraught young man, holding his left thigh, being wheeled away by a man in a cowboy hat. If the world could not identify him immediately, Mr. Bauman’s father — also named Jeff Bauman — certainly could.

That was his son with his legs destroyed, wearing a favorite shirt. That was his son.

When the explosions went off at the Boston Marathon, Jeff Bauman, 52, called his son’s cellphone again and again — no answer. He knew his son was there, to cheer for his girlfriend, Erin Hurley, who was running her first Boston Marathon. For an hour, he kept calling, calling. No answer.

Then his stepdaughter, Erika, called him. “Did you see the picture?” she asked. “Jeffrey’s on the news. He got hurt.”

“Are you sure? Are you sure?” He was shouting now.

“Yes! Yes! I’m sure!” she shouted back.

Mr. Bauman found the picture on Facebook. It was not the whole picture, the one that showed Jeff’s left leg blown off at the calf. He started calling Boston-area hospitals and found his son registered at Boston Medical Center. He and his wife, Csilla, drove from their home in Concord, N.H., and reached Jeff’s side just before 8 p.m.

The surgery was already done. Both Jeff’s legs had been amputated at the knee. He had lost an excessive amount of blood. During surgery, the doctors had to keep resuscitating him, giving him blood and fluids, because he had lost so much.

Jeff, 27, is a good kid, never got in trouble, his father said. He likes playing guitar. He works behind the deli counter at Costco. He plans to pay off his student loans and go back to school at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

During the marathon, he was standing at the finish line waiting for Ms. Hurley, alongside her two roommates. Ms. Hurley was still about a mile away when the blasts went off, far enough away that she did not know what had happened. Why had everyone stopped?

Jeff was the first casualty brought to Boston Medical, his family was told. He went through the first operation and then a second, about 1 a.m., to drain internal fluids caused by the blunt trauma.

That night, Jeff’s half-brother, Alan, called from his boot camp at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tex. His father told him Jeff had been hurt but did not say how badly. He planned to tell Alan the whole truth later.

The Baumans knew how lucky Jeff had been. “The man in the cowboy hat — he saved Jeff’s life,” Ms. Bauman said. Mr. Bauman’s eyes widened. He said: “There’s a video where he goes right to Jeff, picks him right up and puts him on the wheelchair and starts putting the tourniquet on him and pushing him out. I got to talk to this guy!”

The man in the cowboy hat, Carlos Arredondo, 52, had been handing out American flags to runners when the first explosion went off. His son Alexander was a Marine killed in Iraq in 2004, and in the years since he has handed out the flags as a tribute.

With the first blast, Mr. Arredondo jumped over the fence and ran toward the people lying on the ground. What happened next, he later recounted to a reporter: He found a young man, a spectator, whose shirt was on fire. He beat out the flames with his hands. The young man, who turned out to be Jeff Bauman, had lost the lower portion of both legs. He took off a shirt and tied it around the stump of one leg. He stayed with Mr. Bauman, comforting him, until emergency workers came to help carry him to an ambulance.

He helped only one man, Mr. Bauman.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Baumans wondered what had become of the man in the cowboy hat. They wanted to tell him that their son was alive, that he was moving his arms and legs.

But he might be in the hospital for two more weeks. What would he do when he was not so sedated? They plan to bring him his guitar. What would they say to him when he came to?

The elder Mr. Bauman covered his mouth with his hand. “I just don’t know,” he said, and he started to cry.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:52 pm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/17/boston-marathon-bombing-chinese-victim-lu-lingzi

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/12527_194160437399451_1995832061_n.jpg

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Third Boston bombing victim identified as Chinese student Lu Lingzi

Boston University confirms 23-year-old actuarial science graduate student died while watching the race on Monday

A Chinese student has been identified as the third person to have died in the Boston marathon bombings.

Boston University confirmed that a statistics student, Lu Lingzi, 23, died when she was watching the race on Monday.

China's state newswire Xinhua said she been watching the race with two friends when the bombs detonated. The report did not reveal her full name, citing relatives' requests for anonymity.

Yet internet users on the popular microblogging site Sina Weibo have identified the girl and transformed her profile page into a de facto memorial. Her last post – published at 9am on Tuesday morning – has racked up almost 23,000 comments, flush with flickering candle emoticons and interspersed with flustered entreaties to honor her family's request.

"My wonderful breakfast!" the post said, above a photo of a fruit salad.

The injured woman, Zhou Danling, also a Boston University student, has undergone two operations and is now in stable condition at a local hospital, Xinhua reported. Zhou graduated from Wuhan University in central China and is reading a graduate degree in actuarial science.

Chinese president Xi Jinping "expressed great concern" for the students on Wednesday, according to Xinhua. "Consulate officials said they are doing everything they can to help relatives of the victims come to the United States and tend their loved ones," the newswire said.

At least 85 people from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan participated in the race, none of them professional runners. China's state media reported widely on the tragedy, and most major web portals dedicated link-strewn "special topic" pages to relevant coverage.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 02:53 pm
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2013/04/17/Krystle-Campbell_MartinRichard_LingziLu_620x350.jpg
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 03:02 pm
@George,
George wrote:

Just got a call from home.
My neighbor's son was at the finish line when the bomb went off.
He's lost one leg and they are fighting to save the other.
Mark is only in his thirties and a roofer by trade.
His mom is devastated.



George, any updates on on your neighbor's son?

With so many relatives and internet friends living in the Boston area, I feel extremely fortunate that there hasn't been even more personal stories like this from my circle of family and friends.
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reasoning logic
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 03:04 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
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Why don't you try to engage in some reasoning logic, Reasoning Logic?


I would love to learn how it is done, would you please share with me what is not logical or reason in this short video?

I do think it is somewhat relevant "being we would like to understand what causes people to commit terrorist acts such as what was committed in Boston don't we?

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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 03:19 pm
There is an image of a brown-haired woman on the ground, being tended to by two men. There is a tourniquet on her. Her name is Sydney Corcoran. She and her mother were gravely injured. Her father is High School classmate to a woman I know from a Star Trek website.

Sydney is asking the Globe for help in finding the names of the two men who saved her life.
http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/16/surviving-victims-face-another-marathon-ahead/W3QWkmYPTmUU9bMaOS6tZP/story.html
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2013 03:30 pm
@jespah,
http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_23036408/lowell-mom-daughter-seriously-injured-boston-blast

Quote:
Lowell mom, daughter seriously injured in Boston blast

By Christopher Scott, [email protected]
Updated: 04/16/2013 05:33:43 PM EDT

LOWELL -- Sydney Corcoran has cheated death once.

While crossing a busy street at Salisbury Beach in June 2011, Corcoran was struck by a car driven by a senior citizen. The accident left her with severe injuries, including a fractured skull.

But Sydney, 18, a Lowell High School senior bound for Middlesex Community College this fall, dug deep and fought valiantly to preserve her young life. Family members breathed sighs of relief, hoping they would never have to relive such a nightmare.

But on Monday, shrapnel from one of the bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon shredded both of Sydney's legs, leaving her with deep arterial injuries, said her older brother, Tyler Corcoran, during an interview Tuesday morning in the kitchen of the family's home in the city's Pawtucketville neighborhood.

Sydney, with her mother, Celeste, and father Kevin, were in Boston to watch her aunt, Carmen Accabo, of Westford, finish the storied event. Celeste, too, was struck by shrapnel and overnight had both legs amputated below the knee, Tyler said. Kevin received minor injuries, but otherwise was physically okay. He was at the Boston Medical Center bedsides of both his wife and daughter Tuesday, said his brother, Tim Corcoran, of Rhode Island.

"My brother is just heartbroken, just devastated," Corcoran said on his cell phone as he drove up Interstate 95 to be with his brother.

Kevin drives a delivery truck for F.W. Webb Company, a Bedford-based plumbing supply company. Celeste is a hairdresser who works in a salon on Newbury Street in Boston. Mr. Corcoran's uncle, Paul Corcoran, is a veteran Lowell police officer.

Like his uncle, Tyler was also heading to the hospital today to be with his father, mother and sister. Tyler had planned to be with his family at the finish line Monday, but the Middlesex Community College student was scheduled to meet with a study group.

"I was supposed to be there," said Tyler, fighting back tears. "I
didn't even think this whole thing was real until my phone started ringing like crazy later in the afternoon."

The explosive devices were detonated seconds apart, several hundred feet west of the finish line near the Boston Public Library, both near the Boylston-Exeter streets intersection. It's unclear precisely where the Corcoran family stood. Tyler said his father described a surreal scene of gusts of wind generated by the blasts and "debris flying everywhere." Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old Dorchester boy, and nearly 200 were injured, many seriously.

"My father said everyone seemed in a daze. He looked down and saw my mom and her eyes were open. Once he realized she was alive, he noticed both her legs hanging on by skin. He asked a guy for a belt."

Tyler said her sister was just nearby. "Her legs were hit pretty bad," said Tyler.

"I thought we were done with traumatic events," added Tyler.

"We're just so glad she didn't lose any of her limbs," said Janeiro, the family friend.

A gut-wrenching picture of Sydney being treated by two unidentified men is in today's Boston Globe, Tyler and his lifelong friend, Tom Janeiro, noted.

"We need to find out who those men were," said Tom. "We believe they saved Sydney's life."

"We just have to find out who those men were. Please help us."

Meanwhile, Corcoran's family has set up a website, http://www.gofundme.com/celesteandsydney, to accept donations.

"We're looking at prosthetics, house modifications," said Tim Corcoran. "We're looking at a long road here."



http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site105/2013/0416/20130416_112808_CORCORAN.jpg
Carmen Accabo, of Westford, left, with her sister, Celeste Corcoran, of Lowell, and Corcoran s daughter, Sydney, 18, right, on Easter. The Corcorans, along with the family s patriarch, Kevin Corcoran, were on Boylston Street in Boston Monday watching Acabbo finish the Boston Marathon when one of the bombs was detonated. Celeste Corcoran was severely injured and had both legs amputated below the knee and Sydney, a Lowell High School senior, has serious arterial injuries to both legs. Both are in critical condition at Boston Medical Center.
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