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  • #16
    Well they apparently busted someone, so this'll get interesting...




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    • #17
      Originally posted by Granite View Post
      Well they apparently busted someone, so this'll get interesting...
      No matter who it turns out to be the conspiracy nuts will say it wasn't really them.
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      • #18
        Unless they have arrested Obama, the Jews, the illuminate, the gays, Hollywood, the media and Osama bin laden.

        Originally posted by Knight View Post
        No matter who it turns out to be the conspiracy nuts will say it wasn't really them.
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        • #19
          The apparent speed of arrest would of suggested its someone who was known to the authorities.

          However inaccuracy of the reporting suggests no one has a scooby doo what is going on.

          Originally posted by Granite View Post
          Well they apparently busted someone, so this'll get interesting...
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          • #20
            I have now seen two pics of possible suspects. One dude is a middle aged "dumpy" looking white guy with a beard. The other pic is clearly a darker skinned middle-eastern looking young adult.

            It could be one of these guys are neither of these guys. I love this part of the investigation when it's "wide open" and people are scrambling to be the one to break the news.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Knight View Post
              I have now seen two pics of possible suspects. One dude is a middle aged "dumpy" looking white guy with a beard. The other pic is clearly a darker skinned middle-eastern looking young adult.
              From FOX:

              The suspect, who is expected to appear in federal court in Boston later today, has not yet been named by authorities. He was seen on surveillance footage that showed a young man carrying – and perhaps dropping – a black bag at the second bombing scene at the finish line of Monday's race, where two bombs exploded, killing three and injuring 176.
              Read more.
              So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Knight View Post
                The most likely candidates in my opinion…. (in order of most likely to least likely)

                - Islamic terrorist.
                - Occupy Wall Street wacko
                - Right wing extremist
                - Women's book club organizer
                - Government conspiracy
                Four possibilities that I can see:

                1. Someone whose belief in a cause exceeds their regard for human life. I think we can agree that there are such people in the Tea Party, OWS, gun rights advocates, eco-terrorists, and all sorts of political or religious groups. Since the minimum number of people required to pull something like this off is one, I think they are all a possibility, though I doubt there's going to be a connection to a much larger group in any case.
                2. A sociopath. Perhaps our mistake is seeing larger purpose where there is basically none. Perhaps this is a person who just likes to kill and to feel powerful.
                3. An agent of a foreign state. We are in conflict with a number of countries to a greater or lesser degree. If North Korea or Iran had managed to get a loyal operative into the country, they would seem to have little reason to claim credit, for instance.
                4. While I think if this were al Qaeda or some other religious/political/terror group, we'd have heard a claim of credit by now, else what would be the point for them, it is possible that they could be behind it.

                My strongest candidate, and it really is based on very little, is a gun rights advocate, probably a militia member, with or without the blessing of the rest of the militia. The choice of a bomb, perhaps demonstrating that it is still possible to harm lots of people without guns, on the day that new background check legislation is gaining speed, seems suggestive, and the choice of doing it on tax day might align with a lot of these people politically. But this could really just be a Rorschach Test result.
                Global warming denialists are like gravity denialists piloting a helicopter, determined to prove a point. We may not have time to actually persuade them of their mistake.

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                • #23
                  CNN's denying any arrest. Nice work on the reporting, boys...




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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by TomO View Post
                    Sounds like something an atheist from Great Britain would do.
                    Or a Mormon from Uzbechkistan.
                    Everyman is a voice in the dark.

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                    • #25
                      How about some Northern Irish protestant after payback for what Boston Money did to his country in the 80's?

                      Originally posted by TomO View Post
                      Sounds like something an atheist from Great Britain would do.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by This Charming Manc View Post
                        How about some Northern Irish protestant after payback for what Boston Money did to his country in the 80's?
                        We need to look for someone wearing orange, a funny little bowler hat, and carrying a black backpack on the tapes.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by TomO View Post
                          We need to look for someone wearing orange, a funny little bowler hat, and carrying a black backpack on the tapes.
                          Boston Bombing Culprits Identified?
                          The state — whatever its particular forms — always expresses itself as a collective form of property ownership. All political systems are socialistic, in that they are premised upon the subservience of individual interests to collective authority. Communism, fascism, lesser forms of state socialism, and welfarism, are all premised upon the state’s usurpation of privately-owned property. Whether one chooses to be aligned with the political "Left," "Right," or "Middle," comes down to nothing more than a preference for a particular franchise of state socialism.

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                          • #28
                            Oh the irony of all this......
                            The state — whatever its particular forms — always expresses itself as a collective form of property ownership. All political systems are socialistic, in that they are premised upon the subservience of individual interests to collective authority. Communism, fascism, lesser forms of state socialism, and welfarism, are all premised upon the state’s usurpation of privately-owned property. Whether one chooses to be aligned with the political "Left," "Right," or "Middle," comes down to nothing more than a preference for a particular franchise of state socialism.

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                            • #29
                              A cowardly monster with incredibly low self esteem.
                              Militant Moderate

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by TomO View Post
                                We need to look for someone wearing orange, a funny little bowler hat, and carrying a black backpack on the tapes.
                                What do you have against Home Depot employees?
                                Militant Moderate

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