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Boston Marathon Explosion

Last posted Apr 25, 2013 at 10:44PM EDT. Added Apr 15, 2013 at 03:31PM EDT
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Unfortunately it is still unknown what exactly is what to become of the suspect. He’s only 19, he has no friends, and heck he has hardly any reason to live anymore with this entire situation. If he is declared innocent there are probably people out there going to try and kill him and if he’s declared guilty then he would have to be put in solitary confinement. Either way this guy will have his life ruined from here on out with practically no chance to have a normal life again. My respects to everyone who has been either injured or killed in this tragic event and whoever has been affected by this tragedy. Hopefully this entire thing will end soon with as little pain as possible.

Apr 19, 2013 at 10:08PM EDT
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Purplegill. It’s been stated he does have friends multiple times…

He’ll also be pretty lucky if he isn’t just flown to Guantanamo after he’s out of the hospital, or at least medically cleared. It’s hard to say if they’d actually be able to send him there though, since he is a US citizen, but if he’s viewed officially as a traitor…well, that’s where it gets really difficult to call.

Apr 19, 2013 at 11:11PM EDT
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@Purplegill
As Who am I? stated, he does have friends (and a girlfriend). His older brother, who died sometime after the firefight ended, had few-to-no friends.

He is a citizen, but he can have his citizenship revoked, and be deported back to his home land of (I believe) Ingushetia (east of Chechnya) if they think his life would be in danger.

Do remember, however, that he and his brother did trade gunfire with police. That alone will earn him a prison sentence, even if they somehow cannot prove that he cooperated with his brother in the marathon bombing and the murder of a police officer.

Apr 19, 2013 at 11:27PM EDT
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Harshwhinny wrote:

@Purplegill
As Who am I? stated, he does have friends (and a girlfriend). His older brother, who died sometime after the firefight ended, had few-to-no friends.

He is a citizen, but he can have his citizenship revoked, and be deported back to his home land of (I believe) Ingushetia (east of Chechnya) if they think his life would be in danger.

Do remember, however, that he and his brother did trade gunfire with police. That alone will earn him a prison sentence, even if they somehow cannot prove that he cooperated with his brother in the marathon bombing and the murder of a police officer.

He needs to be made an example of. Blow his legs off with the bones sticking out and send him home

Apr 19, 2013 at 11:41PM EDT

First off thanks for the thimbs down. Secondly, i find it comedic how not a single person anywhere said, “it might be russia?” I mean find me one place that says it on the day of the exsplosion.

Apr 19, 2013 at 11:46PM EDT
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Dac wrote:

I’m just saying to show a little respect. Is it really that hard to believe that I feel sorry for people who are will suffer from there injuries for the rest of their lives? That an 8 year old boy won’t have the chance to grow up? Sure, a lot of my feelings for this stem from the fact that it makes me remember that life is such a fragile thing and that I or someone I love can just die in a split second, but If you honestly think that’s its impossible to sympathize with the people who died or were injured, the problem lies with you. So you know what, yeah, I think I am In the position to say that that someone should show some respect. I wasn’t aware I needed some kind of title to say that.
You want to know what pisses me off? Cynical ass hats that think " well, I don’t care about it, therefore others don’t either and are just trying to look good but acting like they care".

@ who am I

Any word on their motives?

When it happens to ME, I’ll care. I don’t think people should obsess about others’ problems. Call me self conceded if you will, but I like to keep other people’s business to them. What’s the reward in knowing some random person’s suffering?

Apr 24, 2013 at 11:45PM EDT
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What’s the reward in knowing some random person’s suffering?

Ummm… being able to help them? A little empathy is a very good thing to have. I’ll be honest, not caring at all about what happened is pretty cold. I’m not saying spend all your money on charity for these people and pray 24/7, but at least don’t say “I’ll care if it happens to me” because if it does happen to you, you’re probably gonna want people to give a shit and want to help out.

Apr 25, 2013 at 10:15AM EDT
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It’s truly a terrible situation and I hope that all of the victims make recoveries and that this doesn’t happen in the future.

I truly hope this doesn’t become more political more than it already is. This is a serious situation and we can’t divide ourselves by putting blame or making this a political statement.

Apr 25, 2013 at 12:00PM EDT
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Crimson Locks wrote:

What’s the reward in knowing some random person’s suffering?

Ummm… being able to help them? A little empathy is a very good thing to have. I’ll be honest, not caring at all about what happened is pretty cold. I’m not saying spend all your money on charity for these people and pray 24/7, but at least don’t say “I’ll care if it happens to me” because if it does happen to you, you’re probably gonna want people to give a shit and want to help out.

Sure, I’d want some doctors to give a shit, but I really would hate to have a lot of publicity. A bunch of annoying Facebook pages and such. It bugs me.

Apr 25, 2013 at 06:14PM EDT
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@Turtle

Uuuugh

This is not the prince of England getting a sprained ankle. This is a national tragedy where hundreds were injured and terror struck a state where terror shouldn’t strike. Those annoying facebook pages exemplify how everyone else understands the gravity of the situation and shows their empathy towards it because sharing empathy is how we stay strong as a society.

When it happens to ME, I’ll care

Yea sure. ME ME ME ME ME ME ME. That’s all you care about. Who cares about the Boston bombing? What about Sif-fur Turtle!? Isn’t that person just so important. Quick pull down the Boston facebook pages and put up the Sif fur Turtle college fund donation program.

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Apr 25, 2013 at 07:08PM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

@Turtle

Uuuugh

This is not the prince of England getting a sprained ankle. This is a national tragedy where hundreds were injured and terror struck a state where terror shouldn’t strike. Those annoying facebook pages exemplify how everyone else understands the gravity of the situation and shows their empathy towards it because sharing empathy is how we stay strong as a society.

When it happens to ME, I’ll care

Yea sure. ME ME ME ME ME ME ME. That’s all you care about. Who cares about the Boston bombing? What about Sif-fur Turtle!? Isn’t that person just so important. Quick pull down the Boston facebook pages and put up the Sif fur Turtle college fund donation program.

College fund donation? That’s what I said I wanted to AVOID… Goodness… Why can’t I have a personal opinion without anyone yelling at me for being entitled to it?

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Apr 25, 2013 at 08:00PM EDT
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Le Bumpkin wrote:

College fund donation? That’s what I said I wanted to AVOID… Goodness… Why can’t I have a personal opinion without anyone yelling at me for being entitled to it?

You were just asking for people to criticize you on your opinion, that’s why.
That past comment from you was very narcissistic. Honestly, at least show a bit of goddamn respect to the 100+ people who were injured and killed in the bombing.
Would you care if someone bombed your city? Would you care if it were two people who bombed your city twice??? I’m pretty flipping sure that you’d care. Especially when there are two Islamic terrorists (to my understanding) rampaging through your city.

Apr 25, 2013 at 08:16PM EDT
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@Turtle

Any opinion placed in public view is liable to public scrutiny.

And your actual college plans are beside my point: Your post made you sound very selfish


@Lone.K

Were they really Islamic?

Apr 25, 2013 at 09:01PM EDT
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Le Bumpkin wrote:

College fund donation? That’s what I said I wanted to AVOID… Goodness… Why can’t I have a personal opinion without anyone yelling at me for being entitled to it?

If that always happens, you’ll have to start wondering who’s the wrong party in the discussions you mix yourself in. It’s human nature to be stubborn, but stubborness does not make your personal opinion unquestionably correct. Through how some of your posts are clashing with each others based on the person involved (you or others), I am sensing a bit of a God complex in you.

The world is not perfect, and situations like this bombing won’t stop due to these emotions and news stories. But as Crimson said, a little empathy is a very good thing to have. Those that only care about themselves will only end up alone with nobody to care about them besides themself.

And even if you don’t want to become a massive news story should you become a victim in an attack, that doesn’t make it a shared opinion you have with those others by default. The compassion some of these victims get will certainly have some effect on their recovery. Every bit helps, and it’s that support that gets people through.


Blue Screen wrote:

@Lone.K
Were they really Islamic?

The elder brother was from the Kalmyk Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (ASSR), and the younger from Kyrgyzstan. By religion they were both Islamic. The elder brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was obsessed with radical islamic video’s, which were discovered when he was being researched, and was active in a muslim community described as a “brand of Islamic thought that encourages grievances against the West”. This was however not the case with the younger brother (he is still being researched though).

(Source)

@Lone K.
Reading through your post, it was clearly made in a moment of anger. Watch out with this, as it blocks reasonable thinking.

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Apr 25, 2013 at 09:32PM EDT
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Lone K.K. Slider wrote:

You were just asking for people to criticize you on your opinion, that’s why.
That past comment from you was very narcissistic. Honestly, at least show a bit of goddamn respect to the 100+ people who were injured and killed in the bombing.
Would you care if someone bombed your city? Would you care if it were two people who bombed your city twice??? I’m pretty flipping sure that you’d care. Especially when there are two Islamic terrorists (to my understanding) rampaging through your city.

I wasn’t asking of people to strike up an argument. I posted an opinion much like others.

@Random
I’ll keep that in mind.

Apr 25, 2013 at 10:44PM EDT
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