The End of A Very Tumultuous April!

By: masshysteria , 1:40 PM GMT on April 01, 2013

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CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR THE THREE INNOCENT VICTIMS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES, (INCLUDING AN 8 YR OLD BOY), THEIR GRIEVING FAMILIES AND ALL OTHERS WHO LOST LIMBS AND/OR WERE SEVERELY INJURED FROM THE HORRIFIC BOMB BLASTS EXPERIENCED NEAR THE BOSTON MARATHON'S FINISH LINE, PATRIOTS DAY, MONDAY, APRIL 15TH!! ADDITIONALLY, FOR THE MIT SECURITY GUARD WHO DIED BY THE BOMBING SUSPECTS' GUNFIRE ON THURS. NIGHT, APRIL 18th AND ALL OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED OR WOUNDED!

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69. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
12:16 PM GMT on May 02, 2013
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68. Proserpina
2:41 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
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67. Ylee
10:23 AM GMT on May 01, 2013
White rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits, Mass! Let's hope May brings plenty of warmth and sunshine to everyone!
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66. Proserpina
9:00 PM GMT on April 30, 2013
April sure has been a crazy month! I wonder what May has in store for us besides roses and sunshine!

We have had two rainy days, gloomy, ... but we do need the rain and it did not stop my husband from playing golf today. So all is fine with the world.

I finally put up a real blog, I forced myself to sit down and type up the info. Now I can sit back and post flower photos.

Take it easy and as they say 'smell the roses'.
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65. NEwxguy
6:28 PM GMT on April 30, 2013
Hi,Mass,been a very hectic day so far.
Hope you are able to enjoy some of this beautiful spring weather.Usually when systems get stuck we're usually under the cold damp systems,this time we are under a very dry system,which appears to stay with us until early next week.
After horrible events of a couple of weeks ago,I am sure most of us are glad to see this month done.We are all hoping for a speedy recovery for all those still in the hospitals.
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64. masshysteria
3:08 PM GMT on April 30, 2013
Good Morning Folks ~

Hard to believe how quickly this April's sped by, despite, the many horrors or overwhelming challenges contained within.

Quite sadly, people living on or near the waters edge in parts of Illinois or in other inter-connected states, cities, towns or regions continue to deal with the after-math of enormous flooding. Those living in Boston and the Comm. of Mass. continue to deal with the horrorific aftermath of the man-made kind. Makes me wonder when or if we'll ever finally get a handle on all this tumult.

For now, I feel quite lucky that hubby and I have somehow survived many of our Northeast weather-related challenges to date and hope that the remainder to our spring and summer season ahead will provide us all with much needed safety and respite. Life sure doesn't get any easier as we age!
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63. Proserpina
8:56 PM GMT on April 25, 2013
Hi Mass, how are you? I have been keeping myself busy and pretty much off the blogs. I thought that it is time that I come by and say hello.
Glad that Spring has finally arrived in your area. Yes, the pollens are high and the allergies are keeping me, my husband, and lots of other people in this area, going achoo! The tree pollens are particularly high. I figure that Claritin will take care of the achoos, and I am willing to put up with the sneezing as long as we have nice sunny days.
After doing the grocery shopping this morning, I puttered around the yard (at a cost to my 'back'). There is so much that needs to be done....
Wishing you a very good weekend.
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62. masshysteria
4:52 PM GMT on April 25, 2013
Good Afternoon, Folks!

Yesterday afternoon, we finally received those long overdue temps of 70F plus degrees return to our area! It's also helped to induce nearby blossoming cherry trees, forsythia bushes and other seasonal flowers into becoming far more enjoyable colorful scenery. Hubby finally felt that it was the perfect time to get out for some fresh air, sunshine and a little exercise. For many months now, he's been chompin' at the bit to be able to resume activities such as lawn mowing and/or gas under seasonably warm, sunny skies. It's finally his lucky day and hope it lasts! LOL!

Today's a tad chillier (60F as high) than yesterday afternoon, but still comfortable with the sunshine. This weekend looks to be splendid with the resumption of 70ish degree weather lingering into the beginning of next! Glad to finally be able to store away most winter-time flannels! So cumbersome!

Currently, downtown Boston, its surrounding communities and most of Mass. are continuing to both mourn and attempt to heal from last week's horrific bombing tragedies. It appears so much devastation has been heaped, in one week's time, on Boston,MA, West, TX and now from an exploding large barge in Alabama. Continued prayers to all concerned and the sincere hope for a much brighter safer future for us all!
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61. NEwxguy
5:25 PM GMT on April 22, 2013
As I mentioned in my blog today,the world probably heard the collective sigh of relief our area let out when he was caught.
So the latest news is he will not be arraigned as a combative prisoner,so he has been arraigned in the hospital and will be tried through the Federal court system.
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60. masshysteria
5:22 PM GMT on April 22, 2013
Quoting NEwxguy:
Hi,Mass,although in my job,it can be difficult to observe a moment of silence,I'll certainly be thinking of the victims and all who have been effected by this nightmare of a week.


Hi NEw!

Hopefully, a moment of respectful silence, at 2:50 pm this afternoon, won't interfere with the demands placed upon you at your job!! We know how last Monday's tragedy and Friday's search affected you, your family and respective communities! So glad that the suspect was finally caught in Watertown and that your relatives, living in the same affected community, are now all safe!! Let's hope the initial healing can now begin as of today!!
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59. NEwxguy
4:55 PM GMT on April 22, 2013
Hi,Mass,although in my job,it can be difficult to observe a moment of silence,I'll certainly be thinking of the victims and all who have been effected by this nightmare of a week.
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58. masshysteria
3:39 PM GMT on April 22, 2013
Good Morning, Folks!

This morning, we woke up to a return to brisk, chilly fall-like weather in the low 40's. Quite a departure from last Friday's 70ish degree weather and more average spring temps over the weekend! Looks like this chillier than usual pattern may last throughout most of the week until potentially reaching the 60's again by the weekend.

This afternoon, Boston will mark the one week anniversary of the marathon bombings by requesting a "MOMENT OF SILENCE", at 2:50 PM, by local radio and some TV stations in Boston and by Mass. citizens across our complete Commonwealth. This was the exact time the first bomb went off, killed three innocent spectators, plus severely damaged and altered the lives of so many others!

For now, I'm relieved that our law enforcement captured the second bombing suspect in Watertown last Friday. Hopefully, he'll be able to soon shed enough light on what lead both brothers, whom benefitted greatly by the ten years of freedoms and opportunities afforded them in our Country, to go on such a hienous killing spree of innocent U.S. lives! Only time and our juris prudence will reveal or tell!!

It appears that today's usual "Earth Day" celebrations, at least around here, will be taking a back seat this year due to the concurrent memorials and recovery process from last week's tragic and traumatizing events.

Regarding EARTH DAY: Remember, it's not just our planet that needs us but we who need our planet ... UNDESTROYED AND INTACT!
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57. masshysteria
4:55 PM GMT on April 20, 2013
Good Morning, (((Pros))) and All!

Though it's a major relief that the second Boston bomber was captured alive just outside of Boston last night, I'm concerned that the general public may gradually lose focus on the 3 innocent victims, those seriously dismembered injured and their respective families that have a very long road of emotional, medical and financial struggles ahead of them. Thankfully, funds have been set up for those patients that lost limbs and/or were self-employed roofers or laborers (as in the case of two twenty-something brothers).

Hopefully, this remaining captured suspect remains alive long enough (still in serious condition at a major Boston hospital) so to give needed answers, stand trial in our State/Federal courts and be condemned to the same fate as his elder brother and accomplice the night before!


On a better note: Yesterday's weather was like a summery tease. It was sunny, warm (with temps as high as 75F degrees) but with blustery strong winds. It was nice to be able to open up a few home windows for fresh air to flow before needing to close them by day's end. Hubby and I have to remind ourselves that we're still in mid-April and that, unlike last year, will have to wait another month until more permanent warmth sticks around.

Right now, many of us in the Northeast and other regions, could use more welcoming warmth and sunshine in our lives.
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56. Proserpina
10:13 AM GMT on April 20, 2013
Superb Job Boston! So glad that the terrorist was captured. Let me add my voice to the ones in Boston who are celebrating...USA, USA, USA!
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55. masshysteria
4:30 PM GMT on April 19, 2013
Hello WU friends and lurkers ~

This is quite a disturbingly surreal morning, as a Boston manhunt is on for the surviving younger suspect of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings. Apparently, the elder 26 yr old brother was killed by police exchange gunfire in a confrontation in the Watertown, MA (just outside of Boston) while the younger brother has seemingly managed to get away.

I'm sure those of you who aren't from Mass. will catch up with this ongoing newstory on your favorite local or cable news shows. What a horror!! Boston's in total lockdown and the streets of Watertown are swarming with various police.

"HEAVEN HELP US ALL" from all the despicably violent acts perpetrated by those very disturbed people on this planet!

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54. NEwxguy
8:28 PM GMT on April 18, 2013
Mass,
Just to let you know,I'll be off for a long weekend,so don't get worried when you don't see me.
Tomorrow we take Belle to the puppy trainer to get some advice on some of her misbehaving periods.She has been a little better.I think as she gets into our routines,she will probably get more manageable,but also we have to remind ourselves that she is still only 3 months.
Hope you and yours have a restful and quiet weekend,and lets hope and pray our nation has quiet weekend also.
as Martin Richard's indicated Lets stop hurting people.
Peace!!!!!
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53. masshysteria
8:11 PM GMT on April 18, 2013
Good Afternoon, Everyone!

It's been another very busy day for me, but wanted to log on here to check on further posts, weather updates, etc.

This morning, Boston's Church of the Holy Cross held a beautiful inspirational interfaith service for the Marathon bombing victims and their families. It was attended by President Obama, the First Lady and a variety of local state/federal government representatives and many other dignitaries. The speech given by the President was quite moving, resolute and healing. He also took the time to speak with the surviving family members who lost loved ones. Subsequent to the service, the President and First Lady split up so to visit with each of the critically or severely wounded patients, who remain hospitalized in one of the many different major Boston hospitals. I hope it helped and my prayers remain with all they have a long road of recovery ahead.

This certainly has been an epic week for tragic events! Last night in West, TX, there was a horrific fertilizer plant explosion that resulted in many deaths, serious injuries, as well as, the leveling of many nearby homes or buildings. My prayers go out to all affected as well!! As many know, fertilizer contains many dangerous explosive chemicals that can be used in creating the sort of deadly bomb-like explosives used in the Oklahoma City bombing of April 19, 1995.

Sad, how many in Congress still don't want proper regulations required for these type of potentially dangerous facilities containing explosive materials, etc.!!!

Weatherwise, the sun's been playing a bit of peek-a-boo this am and early pm, but the temperature's been a pleasant 55F (earlier) to a current, 60F degrees! This is most enjoyable after weeks of wintry arctic weather lingering through the first few weeks of spring! Hubby has actually felt comfortable enough to move our snowblower to the front of the garage in order to move our lawnmower back out for easier access. Now, that's what I call seasonal progress! LOL!

((((Pros, Keep, NEw and all good WU buddies))), thanks for all your wonderful posts of support, inspiration and informative updates! They're all much appreciated, as I've felt remiss in not being able to get online as often as I'd like to keep up with matters myself. You're all great PEEPS!!

Hope everyone here remains safe and well during the remainder of what has been a very emotionally gripping week!! PEACE & LOVE!
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52. Proserpina
1:45 PM GMT on April 18, 2013
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I'll be watching the interfaith service to begin shortly. Boston people are strong, bless them.

Take care.
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51. NEwxguy
1:14 PM GMT on April 18, 2013
Mass,don't know if you watched it,but what an awesome tribute at the Bruins game,it would have been even better if they had won,but at this moment game results were not important.Our capital city is making me feel proud.Especially the whole place singing the National Anthem.
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8:55 PM GMT on April 17, 2013

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49. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
8:46 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
bomb threat at the court house could be a sick way of seeing if any suspects are taken from there
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48. masshysteria
7:50 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
Not sure if it's related to earlier false news reports of a suspect being captured and brought to the Boston Federal Courthouse, but at 3:00 pm, the courthouse received a threat of some kind and has had to be completely evacuated. What next and who or how many so-called people would want to prevent justice in the case of potentially capturing and trying the actual bomber(s)??? Unbelievable!!!
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47. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
7:22 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
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46. NEwxguy
7:20 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
As usual changing information,all we can do is sit back and wait,must be excruciating for the victims families
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45. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
7:17 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
BOSTON (Reuters) - Investigators believe they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing from security video and an official statement was expected later in the day, a law enforcement source said on Wednesday.

However, no arrest had been made, three separate government and law enforcement sources told Reuters.

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44. auburn (Mod)
7:10 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
No arrest so far I hear...they cant make up their minds..
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43. masshysteria
6:06 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
Good Afternoon, Everyone!

Much to my amazement, CNN announced that the security video supplied by our good friend and neighbor (who works as a Security Chief/Guard at Boston's Lord & Taylor retail store located diagonally across the street from the bomb blast) and that supplied by Boston's WHDH TV news station, have both been instrumental in identifying the bomber at large, led to his arrest by U.S. Marshalls and has been taken to a Boston courthouse for an immediate hearing.

THIS ERRONEOUS NEWS REPORT OF A SUSPECT'S CAPTURE AND/OR ARREST IS COMPLETELY FALSE VIA BOSTON POLICE OFFICIALS AND THE FBI!!

MSNBC and other legitimate news stations have conferred with Boston's top police officials and the FBI, both of whom have stated unequivocally that neither a positive ID nor an arrest has been made but that investigators remain carefully reviewing the security and news film footage supplied by the above sources. Investigators claim that each clearly shows the face of a man leaving the suspicious bomb-containing black duffle bag, but no ID has been made yet. It's best to allow them the time to investigate this matter quite thoroughly before cable news stations(eager for ratings spikes at any cost) jumps the gun like this again.

There will be a Boston Law Enforcement briefing regarding this recent turn of events scheduled at 5:00 pm this afternoon.

P.S. Our great aforementioned neighbor is just outside my window helping my hubby with fertilizing our front yard. What an incredibly helpful, terrific young fella! He remains off-duty due to the heightened security and ban of pedestrian foot traffic in the affected Boston store-front areas.

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42. NEwxguy
4:10 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
GM,Mass,It is a bright sunny day outside,but its like a shadow is also over our area,as everyone struggles to make sense out of Monday.Of course none of us will be able to make sense out of it.The stories as we learn more about the victims saddens us even more,if that is possible.
Hope you can enjoy some of this sunshine.
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41. masshysteria
4:01 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
Good Morning, (((Pros. Jus))) and Everyone!

Currently, we're experiencing beautiful spring-like weather with plenty of sunshine, warmer temps of 57F degrees and climbing to the mid-sixties. Though many of us, in the Northeast, have waited with baited breath for such a forecast to finally arrive and remain, it's greatly overshadowed or pailed in comparison to Monday's tragic events in Boston.

Last night, local and cable news programs showed the picture of the adorable 8 yr old boy, Martin Richards, who was instantly killed in the blast. This picture must have been taken while in his Dorchester school just after the Newtown, CT shootings, as he, in particular, was holding a sign created by him, that was done in crayons and containing the words, "NO MORE HURTING OTHERS", a colorful flower just below, as well as, the word, "PEACE". It is truly gripping and reduces one to tears.

It should also be said that his 6 yr old sister, who recently began Irish step-dancing lessons, lost one of her legs in Monday's blast and their Mother lies in critical condition from a serious head wound.

His older brother and father weren't there at the time and remain safe but greatly bereaved.

We also grieve for 29 yr old Medford, MA daugther/granddaughter, Krystal Campbell, who lost her life as well as for the 23 yr old Chinese National female BU Grad Student, Lingsi Lu, an only child whose family lives in China.

It's still beyond me how Congress continues to turn its back on the safety and welfare of our Nation's innocent children and citizens by continuing with the ridiculously deep financial sequester cuts to our Nation's emergency preparedness, security and voting down all forms of gun legislation in light of all recent tragic events.
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40. juslivn
12:51 AM GMT on April 17, 2013
Oh Mass, very well put. Same to all the posts here. It all seems like it's going too fast. It just happened and yet there memorials going on already.
Runners here in Chicago are holding a run on the lake front as a vigil to show their grief for their fellow sportsmen and women.

"Chicago Unity Run honors Boston Marathon runners, explosion victims" (WLS Chicago New)

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Take care Dear {{{Mass}}} and all.
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39. Proserpina
12:48 AM GMT on April 17, 2013
Mass, my heart breaks for the victims as well as for the survivors. The loss of those two young women and a child is horrendous, as is the maimed people who lost their limbs. Sending prayers your way.

It boggles my mind that such evil exists in our world.

I have not heard anything about my family members who still live in MA. I am going with the thinking that no news is good news.

Stay well and keep your chin up.
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38. masshysteria
9:15 PM GMT on April 16, 2013
Hello again ~

Another busy day of gallivanting around, so I didn't have the time to post much until now.

Like many citizens of Mass. and our Nation, I'm still so perplexed as to what triggered yet another or other deeply disturbed invidual(s)into committing yet another horrific crime against unsuspecting innocent lives that resulted in more untimely deaths and destruction. It appears to have some of the same earmarks as those perpetrated in the 1990's. Remember when the sick tyrannist, Timothy McVeigh, bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building (On Mass. Patriots Day - April 19, 1995)?? Approximately 300 people, including many nursery school children, died from that tragic event (18 yrs ago) and yet no has really thought much about it today or perhaps until now. Recent decades have seemingly produced too many delusionally trigger or bomb-happy people that feel its quite okay to kill innocents first and ask questions later. Obviously, we need to properly stand firm against these types of degenerates by demanding that our state and federal government officials actually get off their butts, enact bi-partisan legislation to block the procurement of any/all explosive material or military-style assault weapons from getting into the hands of such deranged killers!!! Enough is enough!!!

Britain is a prime example to follow in terms of the positive effects their gun ban legislation and official top-notch security teams have had on the largely decreased death rate and safety of its countrymen. As a matter of fact, they have begun to implement increased measures in light of what's just happened here in Boston and in advance of London's own annual Marathon race which begins in the next week or so. Its beyond belief that our own US Government can't get off its insanely ridiculous high horse to enact equally protective legislation after the many recent losses of so many very young lives. Quite sadly, the loss of human life can never be replaced but it appears that, for some, bombs, guns and ammo certainly can. Just how much more of this insanity are we supposed to take until our Nation's death tolls reach an all-time high?


P.S. My husband just chatted with our good neighbor and friend (across the street) who works as a security chief at Lord and Taylors of Boston. He was on duty when the two bombs blasted diagonally across the street from the store and stated that the building shook, mannequins dropped but, thankfully, nothing more. The FBI came into his security department to request any and all security video from cameras placed outside the store, as they are doing with all others with security cameras placed in the vacinity. He said that when he originally went outside to check for any damage, etc., shortly thereafter, the scene across the street was gruesome! I'm glad he and others we know are all okay, but I continue to pray for those innocent lives lost, forever maimed and those who remain critical. GOD BLESS!
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37. masshysteria
4:13 PM GMT on April 16, 2013
Good Afternoon, Everyone!

Thanks to all below who've posted such pertinent and eloquent thoughts concerning yesterday's tragic aftermath from bomb blasts near the Boston Marathon's finish line.

The brilliant phrase of a long ago Bob Dylan tune ("Blowing In the Wind") keeps echoing in my head more and more these ..... "HOW MANY DEATHS WILL IT TAKE TILL WE KNOW THAT TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVE DIED..." "The answer, my friend," [sic] shouldn't remain just "blowin' in the wind!"

As NEw aptly pointed out below, Boston contains some of the greatest hospitals in the Nation and, believe it or not, the people aren't as cold or aloof as some would make them out to be. When the chips are down, many Bostonians and other Mass. citizens usually quickly band together to offer any/all help to those truly in need. Many out-of-town doctors and nurses, who were visiting or participating in the marathon, were of enormous help in triaging the wounded while also concerned, too, for those loved ones who were running in the race. This is the sort of bi-partisan effort that should take place on Capital Hill and Nationwide, i.e., humanity first ... weaponry rights last. THE LOSS OF LIFE can never be replaced , but arsenals of weaponry can ... THINK ABOUT IT!!

I'm sorry that I can't post more today, as I'm pressed for time to drive my hubby to visit his parents. Hope to post more upon returning later this afternoon.

In the meantime, GOD BLESS MY DEAR FRIENDS HERE ON WU AND EVERYWHERE, REMAIN SAFE AND WELL!!!
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36. NEwxguy
2:27 PM GMT on April 16, 2013
GM,Mass,still hard to wrap my mind around this horrendous event,but I also would like to focus on the great moments from this horrible event.The first responders were amazing,some runners who were just finishing jumping into help remove the debris and attend to the victims,the medical staff that jumped into action.It always is heartwarming to see how people jump into action to help others.
Its why Im proud of this country,and why Im proud of our great great city.
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35. Ylee
9:36 AM GMT on April 16, 2013
Mass, I'm glad that none of your friends or family were affected by the bombings! I'm thinking that it was a couple of nutcases, not foriegn terrorists! JMHO!

I hope they find them soon!
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34. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
11:15 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
We must end War
before War ends us

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33. Proserpina
10:55 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
I am listening to the sounds of Chaos! Poor people, the fear must have been horrendous. I am sure that they had visions of another horrendous attack not long ago.

A child dies, a child always dies because of the evil minds of adults.

At the last report I heard that 110 people were injured.

Patriot's Day! Freedom and Peace! Great symbols but where is the freedom from fear, and the peace most of us desire?

Prayers are being said but it seems that I am constantly praying because of another act of senseless violence.
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32. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
9:19 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
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31. masshysteria
8:46 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Hi Everyone!

Thanks for all your updates and/or responses below! These destructive acts are such a painful reminder as to just how sick certain dregs of our society have become!!!

I'm so glad and relieved that any of your relatives, who were attending today's major event, are all safe and were out of harm's way!!!

It is now reported on WBZ, per an intelligence offical, that two more unexploded devices were found and are being dismantled.

Mass. General Hospital is presently treating 19 people, 6 of whom are in critical condition and 5 that are serious.

No reports as yet from other nearby major hospitals (such as the Brigham and Womens Hospital) as to how many of the injured are being treated at their particular facility.


Some of the less seriously injured are still being treated at the Marathon's medical tent.


TO THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES OR WHO WERE SEVERELY MAIMED IN THE PATRIOTS DAY BLAST!



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30. NEwxguy
8:43 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
No,no explosion that was an unconnected fire that occurred,at least from the local accounts.Nothing further has occurred at this point.
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29. VAbeachhurricanes
8:37 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Anyone else heard of a third explosion at JFK library?
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28. Proserpina
8:27 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
NEw, glad your family is ok.
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27. NEwxguy
8:21 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Mass,I've been checking with family some nephews and neighbors had gone to the marathon,my neighbors daughter called in safe.Just a horrible event.So far two reported dead.
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26. Proserpina
8:17 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
MASS, I know that you are ok because you are far from Boston. My brother and family live at a distance as well, and hopefully they were not part of the crowd!
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25. Proserpina
8:15 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
This is HORRIBLE! Rumors are abundant as to the cause. I pray that it is an accidental explosion but ....
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24. whitewabit (Mod)
8:05 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
CNN just announced 2 dead and 21 injured ..
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23. auburn (Mod)
7:54 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
3rd bomb detected and destroyed per4 CBS news..
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22. masshysteria
7:48 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Hi Skye and Mrs. Perfect ~

It's hard to ascertain right now as to how many have sustained life-threatening or very serious injuries. I'm watching our local CBS news station and can't believe how loud and firey these explosions were via shown film of the explosion. Its reported now that the two exploded bombs look to have come from garbage cans between the finish line viewing stands and the Marathon Store building nearby. It'll take awhile before the Boston Police Tactical Squad and probably Homeland Security can gather enough complete information or specific evidence. Newscasters who were there reporting on the marathon results witnessed these explosions and are still stunned while reporting "a very bloody aftermath due to flying glass, concrete and other debris."

The marathon runners ("stragglers") have been informed that the race has officially ended due to the explosion and no one can enter Boylston Street to the finish line which has been evacuated of spectators, etc. for obvious reasons.

"There's been no credible claim as to the explosions near the marathon finish line thus far."

Thankfully, Boston has some of the best hospitals in the world and are presently remaining on standby while the injured are first being medically triaged before being taken away by ambulance.

PRESENTLY: TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND 23 OTHERS ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION!

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21. Skyepony (Mod)
7:35 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
Oh well for hope that was all false reports of the limbs..

Was it exploding trash cans?
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20. MrsPerfect
7:32 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
I just saw a man with bloody stumps where his feet used to be being wheeled down the street.....
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19. Skyepony (Mod)
7:30 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
I saw some one mention it on Jeff's & saw you post. Remembered your 100 years of blood, sweat & cheers in your entry~ knew you must be on to this.

How awful! Thoughts out to those there.
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