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15 April 2013 - 9:06pm

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I went out to run errands, and the news of the explosion was all over the radio. I was just sick as I continued running my errands.

I can't believe this. I am just so sad for all those people. How terrifying and traumatic this had to be for so many on what is supposed to be a joyful day.

The doctor in the E.R. said he compared what he is seeing to a "war zone," and that he has never seen anything like this before.

So far the news is reporting two fatalities and 30 hospitalized, many who have lost limbs.

Early reports are saying it is confirmed the first explosion was a bomb (there were two explosions, 15 seconds apart, one on each side of the street). We can only hope and pray they catch whoever is responsible for this tragedy.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57579671/deadly-explosions-rock-bost...

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16 April 2013 - 2:22am
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I was on my break @ work when this Sad news happened. I hope the perpetrator(s) will be brought to justice sooner! My heart goes out to all injured victims and hats off to the first responders.

Y'all take care.. =^. .^=

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16 April 2013 - 3:21am
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There are now three confirmed deaths, including an eight-year old child. Sad

In addition to the thirty-some hospitalized, many more were injured, and there are many in critical condition among those hospitalized. This is the type of incident we just never expect in our country.

This is an act of terror: whether domestic or other, it will be determined, and soon, I hope.

And, as Ubetcha said, I am sure we will hear many stories about heroes. I guess Twitter is blowing up with Tweets on this topic and cell phone service crashed.

One story is about the former football player, Joe Andruzzi (Patriots and Packers), whose four brothers are firefighters, one present during 9/11, shown carrying a woman to safety.

https://twitter.com/adbrandt/status/323954560093798401

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16 April 2013 - 3:07pm
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What a world of crazy people we live in. Sad

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16 April 2013 - 3:27pm
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This is a touching story, considering this man’s history, coming out of the tragedy.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/boston-bystander-s...

This is his previous story (the one they refer to in the first article; there is a photo on the left hand side of the page on the first article and a link to this story):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12327-2005Jan15.html

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16 April 2013 - 3:28pm
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What a world of crazy people we live in. Sad

So, true. I always say that with everything I hear, and people I encounter, I am actually surprised these things do not happen more often. I wonder how many have been prevented that the public has never even heard about? Crazy is right.

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17 April 2013 - 6:35am
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What a world of crazy people we live in. Sad

Ain't that the truth.

As for Carlos Arredondo, how much horror does one man have to live through? Poor guy.

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17 April 2013 - 4:13pm
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Ain't that the truth.

As for Carlos Arredondo, how much horror does one man have to live through? Poor guy.

So true. His wife said he shook for hours. In the video he looks like he is shaking, but yet he is also answering the questions calmly, but almost as if he is still in shock. I just cannot imagine.

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19 April 2013 - 11:40am
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The news here is reporting that one of the suspects is dead and the other on the run after a shootout and a murder at MIT, and that they are possibly Chechens.

If I saw all this stuff in a movie I would probably think it was too ridiculous to be true.

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19 April 2013 - 4:20pm
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I saw some of the photos the guy put on social media (happened right outside his window). It does seem like something we only see in movies. To be involved in all that in real life would be so surreal and just shocking.

I wondered if it was related when I heard about the MIT officer being shot and killed and yes, it was.

And like so many of these incidents, people who knew the brothers are calling them "sweet" among other positive descriptors. We don't really know anyone, I guess. I hope they catch the other one and SOON before more blood is shed and/or before he escapes the country.

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19 April 2013 - 8:57pm
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And what did their Dad say: "all hell break lose".... whaaaaaaaa.. who broke the hellish first..?? duh!

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20 April 2013 - 3:18am
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The mother and the father are both saying their sons could not do this that this was a "set up." However, there are videos online that indicate these brothers were NOT Chechun Separatists but instead "Islamic terrorists."

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/04/19/boston-terror-suspects-islamic...

Here is a sad, yet heartfelt story of newlyweds who both lost a leg in the explosion.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/18/newlyweds-both-hurt-marathon...

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24 April 2013 - 2:11pm
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From what I have seen their entire family is wacky.

Reports today show that the older bomber was on welfare up until December when his wife began working 70-80 hour weeks. His parents were also on welfare while they were here too.

I think the Boston Globe has it right in their headline: "Mastermind of bomb terror hated us... but took our money".

*Shakes head*

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29 April 2013 - 6:40am
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The more I've read about these guys, the more stupid they sound. The shocking thing is how easy it was for two idiots with not much planning to do something like that.

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29 April 2013 - 11:48am
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The more I've read about these guys, the more stupid they sound. The shocking thing is how easy it was for two idiots with not much planning to do something like that.

Again, I am surprised there is not more of this happening in our country. And I still question whether or not they acted on their own. Their mother gives me the absolute creeps for some reason. And nice of us to give them welfare and then she is wanted here for shoplifting: she didn't get paid enough so she also had to steal? It all makes me sick to my stomach.

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