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Boston bombing thread. Please keep all talk here.

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Bombs are frighteningly easy to make as far as the actual explosives part, its the triggering and ignition system that's difficult, which is why you don't see them being successfully used more often outside of circles with a certain level of training and resources.

Once 3D printers are able to allow anyone to have access to reliable fuses, watch out!

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So, apparently they were talking about how the bombs were rigged pressure cookers? I'm not a detective but perhaps authorities should start start investigating into purchases at stores of two pressure cookers bought on the same day. Who buys two pressure cookers? Perhaps the individual already owned them, perhaps they were bought at different stores and at different days or perhaps two were purchased on the same day at the same store. There's a lead?

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So the hate mongering anti-gay Christian fundies at the Westboro Baptist Church are planning to picket the funerals of the people who died during the explosions at the Boston marathon.

WBC issued this press release:

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Perhaps the Boston police should just pull their security cordon back a couple of hundred yards and let the WBC deliver its message directly to mourners at the funerals? That should do it, eh?

In a tweeting binge following the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, the Westboro Baptist Church celebrated the carnage and announced its intention to picket the funerals of victims.

The tiny Topeka, Kan., fundamentalist group urged the U.S. government to "reinstate" the death penalty for homosexuality and warned "violence will fully consume u [sic]" if that doesn't happen. Most of the church's tweets said same-sex marriage caused the bombing, but others mentioned abortion and supposed mistreatment of the church.

A news release dated April 15 announced the church's intention to picket the funerals of the three bombing victims. Massachusetts, the release says, "invited this special wrath from God Almighty when it was the FIRST STATE to pass same-sex marriage" in 2004. "Westboro Baptist Church to picket funerals of those dead by Boston Bombs! GOD SENT THE BOMBS IN FURY OVER cigarette MARRIAGE! #PraiseGod," said a tweet from the church's @WBCFliers account.

"THANK GOD FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBS!! Westboro Baptist Church to picket funerals of those killed. #PraiseGod," said another tweet from the @WBCSays account.

The church did not respond to an email from U.S. News seeking details about the picket plans. The church's phone line was consistently busy Tuesday. There are no Massachusetts events currently listed on the church's online protest schedule.

A similar plan by the church to picket the funeral of the elementary school principal who was murdered in the December Newtown, Conn., school shooting was unsuccessful, The Huffington Post reported, because volunteers blocked access to the funeral until church members changed their plans.

One tweet from @WBCSays Tuesday featured a photo of a man comforting a female victim with blood splattered along a Boston sidewalk. "LOOK at this image - sent directly fm God! He promised to cast ur bloody carcasses on ur flag idol! #WBCIsSoThankful," said the church.

Church pastor Fred Phelps - the aging patriarch who is related to most congregation members - said in a comment released on Twitter, "God is busy punishing those who've mistreated His people for preaching." Another tweet said, "Memo to Boston police: Is it time to re-think that mistreat and abuse WBC policy you implemented many years ago?!?!"

The church also said that the death of 8-year-old Martin Richard was God's punishment. "His blood is on YOUR hands. Died for #SSM," tweeted church member Margie Phelps.

The church is infamous for picketing the funerals of fallen soldiers with vulgar anti-gay signs and posters. They often picket for maximum exposure and are frequently greeted by irate locals.

A significant stream of income for the church comes from lawsuits, many arguing that state and local laws – or enforcement of the laws – violate members' First Amendment rights.

In reaction to Westboro's spiteful piety, a petition on the White House's "We the People" website urges authorities to "ban" the church members from entering Boston.

http://www.usnews.co...ist-church-says

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if someone were to take up arms against those wackos and I was on the jury at their multiple homicide trial, i wouldn't convict. WBC is the worst thing since the KKK, hell i think they may have surpassed them in my books.

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and what if the perp ought pressure cookers from craigslist, or different garage sales over the years, etc. etc. etc.

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Arrest made, as per most major news sources. i'm glad this person will face justice

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(CNN) -- [breaking news update at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday ]

An arrest has been made in the Boston bombings investigation based on two videos showing images of the suspect, a federal law enforcement source told CNN's Fran Townsend.

(CNN) -- Investigators believe they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, a source who has been briefed on the investigation told CNN's John King exclusively.

The breakthrough came from analysis of video from a department store near the site of the second explosion. Video from a Boston television station also contributed to the progress, said the source, who declined to be more specific but called it a significant development.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/17/us/boston-blasts/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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Supposedly going to be an FBI press conference at 5pm eastern time announcing the arrest.

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Per CBC News:

A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Wednesday in a breakthrough that came less than 48 hours after the deadly attack, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said Wednesday.

The official spoke shortly after several media outlets reported that a suspect had been identified from surveillance video taken at a Lord & Taylor store between the sites of the two bomb blasts, which killed three people and wounded more than 170.

The official was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The suspect was expected at a Boston courthouse, the official said.

A news briefing was scheduled later Wednesday.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/04/17/boston-marathon-bombs-circuit-pressure-cooker.html

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illumanti card game? sounds like a fun party.

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Still no word on the nationality of the suspects? If the bombers are n.Korean or middle eastern this won't turn out well.

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Still no word on the nationality of the suspects? If the bombers are n.Korean or middle eastern this won't turn out well.

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(CNN) -- [breaking news update at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday ]

An arrest has been made in the Boston bombings investigation based on two videos showing images of the suspect, a federal law enforcement source told CNN's Fran Townsend.

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CNN updated story:

Investigators racing to solve the fatal bombing at the Boston Marathon have made "significant progress" in the case but no arrests, a federal law enforcement source told CNN's John King.

The federal source and a Boston law enforcement official denied that any arrest had been made, despite previous reports that a suspect was in custody.

One federal law enforcement source told CNN that investigators had made "significant progress but no arrest... anyone who says 'arrest' is ahead of themselves."

A Boston law enforcement told CNN, "We got him," but won't clarify whether that means a suspect has been identified or arrested.

Some federal sources said it was even too early to say investigators had identified the suspect, but several sources in Boston told CNN that they have a clear identification.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/17/us/boston-blasts/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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You're just a copy/paste conspiracy nut.

2:42 p.m. ET: “Contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack,” the FBI said in a statement.

http://abcnews.go.co...-bombing-day-3/

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