lfnetwork.com mark read register faq members calendar

Thread: Bombings at Boston Marathon
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 04-16-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
Darth_Calo
Rookie
 
Darth_Calo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Boston, MA.
Posts: 244
Unhappy Bombings at Boston Marathon

Yesterday, on April 15th 2013, at 2:50pm, two explosive devices were detonated at the Finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts.

For those of you that don't know, the Boston Marathon is an internationally known and renowned sporting event which attracts runners from across the globe. Running approximately 26.2 Miles from Hopkinton, MA to Boston's Copley Square, it has become a staple of Boston tradition.

In the course of this tragedy, over 170 people have been confirmed injured; 17 critically so. As of this posting, the death toll sits at 3, including 8 year old Martin Richard.

The day is also significant: Yesterday was Patriot's Day, which is a holiday in Boston that celebrates the role Boston (and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a whole) in the American Revolutionary War in 1776.

This is truly a horrific tragedy. However, I remain a proud Bostonian and I know the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will stand strong.




Proud of the Six One Seven.
We are Boston. We are strong. We will prevail.

Last edited by Darth_Calo; 04-17-2013 at 12:16 AM. Reason: Spelling Correction
Darth_Calo is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-16-2013, 11:20 PM   #2
urluckyday
Up all night to get lucky
 
urluckyday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Beautiful USA
Posts: 2,760
Current Game: Red Orchestra 2
10 year veteran! Forum Veteran 
As I was telling my friends - the saddest part about this event (aside from the killings/injuries) is that it felt so incredible real and possible. When 9/11 occurred, it was one of those situations where I just questioned what I had just seen on TV, and if it was really real - I couldn't believe it.

When I first heard about the bombings, I was instantly sad and upset, but I wasn't in disbelief. It just all seems so entirely possible.

This is the world we live in. I don't walk around in fear, and I feel very safe no matter where I am, but the fact that I can hear about an event and not actually question if it's real or not is just downright sad.



If I die today, I'm happy how my life turned out
urluckyday is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-17-2013, 12:57 AM   #3
Totenkopf
English spoken in What
 
Totenkopf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: What?
Posts: 4,787
Imperialist Meatbags Guild Member The Walking Carpets Guild Member Forum Veteran 
When I first heard about 911, my thought was "wow, what took them so long to figure that out?" Our open society has always been our soft underbelly. I'm just a little surprised we've not seen more of this by now. We live in a twisted world, but have mostly been able to take safety for granted. It makes you wonder if this trend is going to intensify further. A lot of people who hate America out there. I just hope people don't try to barter their rights away for false promises of safety.


Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho

And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot

How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman
Totenkopf is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 04-19-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
Darth_Calo
Rookie
 
Darth_Calo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Boston, MA.
Posts: 244
Update: Suspect #1 was killed early in the morning Today 4/19/13; Suspect #2 Captured ALIVE today 4/19/13

Mayor Thomas M. Menino

@mayortommenino


"We got him."

Boston Police Dept.

@Boston Police

CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.




Proud of the Six One Seven.
We are Boston. We are strong. We will prevail.

Last edited by Darth_Calo; 04-19-2013 at 09:15 PM.
Darth_Calo is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-10-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
VeniVidiVicous
Rookie
 
VeniVidiVicous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 168
I heard the arrested suspect was being denied a lawyer, is he in Guantanamo bay yet??


VeniVidiVicous is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > Knights of the Old Republic > Community > Kavar's Corner > Bombings at Boston Marathon

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:08 PM.

LFNetwork, LLC ©2002-2011 - All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.