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Large Explosions Reported At Boston Marathon; Numerous Injuries And Casualties

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North Korea's daily war bluffs may be (rightfully) ignored by the market, but an unexpected and tragic development comes out of Boston, where local media reports of two explosions and numerous injuries:


Where the blasts occurred, via the WSJ:

What happened:

According to the NY Post there are at 12 casualties so far, although according to the Boston PD 2 are dead and 22 are hurt.

Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.


A federal law-enforcement source told The Post there are at least 12 dead and twice as many injured.

Law-enforcement sources said at least the first explosion occurred in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel.

A more credible report comes from Reuters:

Two explosions hit the Boston Marathon as runners crossed the finish line on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring 23 on a day when tens of thousands of people pack the streets to watch one of the world's best known marathons.


Boston police also reported another explosion at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, which is three miles from the marathon's finishing line.


"We are not certain that these incidents are related, but we are treating them as if they are," Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told a news conference.


Boston police said two people were killed and 23 injured in the explosions on the marathon scene.


Two high-level U.S. law enforcement officials said one or more bombs were responsible for the explosions.


"It sounded like a sonic boom. I haven't stopped shaking yet," said Melissa Stanley, who watched her daughter cross the finish line four minutes before the explosions.


A fireball rose from behind spectators and a row of flags, video posted on the New York Post website showed. Other pictures showed blood stains on the ground and several people knocked down.


Massachusetts General Hospital was treating 19 victims of the explosion in its emergency room, six of them in critical condition, a spokeswoman said.


Witnesses said two explosions hit as spectators were cheering on people finishing the Boston Marathon, which was first run in 1897.


Reporters in the media center heard two blasts.


Mike Mitchell of Vancouver, Canada, a runner who had finished the race, said he was looking back at the finish line and saw a "massive explosion."


Smoke rose 50 feet in the air, Mitchell said. People began running and screaming after hearing the noise, Mitchell said.


"Everybody freaked out," Mitchell said.


Ambulances, fire trucks and dozens of police vehicles converged at the finish line.


U.S. President Barack Obama was notified and directed his administration to provide whatever assistance was necessary, the White House said. Obama was being briefed by Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco and other staff, the White House said.


Authorities tightened security in Washington and New York.


"Blood everywhere, victims carried out on stretchers. I saw someone lose their leg, people are crying," the Boston Globe's Steve Silva reported from the scene, the Globe said on Twitter.


Hundreds of thousands of spectators typically line the 26.2 mile race course, with the heaviest crowds near the finish line. The blasts occurred more than five hours after the start of the race, at a time when most top athletes were off the course but slower amateur marathoners were still running.


The transit agency shut down all service to the area, citing police activity.


Ambulances arrived on the scene within minutes and runners and spectators could be seen crying and consoling each other.


The Boston Marathon has been held on Patriots Day, the third Monday of April, since 1897. The event, which starts in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and ends Boston's Copley Square, attracts an estimated half-million spectators and some 20,000 participants every year.


Earlier on Monday, Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa and Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won the men's and women's events, continuing African runners' dominance in the sport.

Clip from right after explosion...fwd to 0:33...


First picture of the explosion:




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Mon, 04/15/2013 - 14:59 | 3451697 PaperBear
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False flag ?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:03 | 3451718 augie
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when is it not a false flag. 

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:04 | 3451736 Manthong
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probably some angry white men..

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:07 | 3451767 JohnnyBriefcase
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Christian extremists.


Or an AR 15.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:11 | 3451777 hedgeless_horseman
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The fatties did it.  They hate us for our fitness.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:12 | 3451801 MayIMommaDogFac...
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The fatties did it.  They hate us for our low BMI.

Now, that is some funny shit right there.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:13 | 3451810 Manthong
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I hope that the liberal press and politicians treat the bombs with the same consideration and deference that they treat the teen wilding mobs and the knife slashings.

The important thing is that they get those dangerous guns away from law abiding citizens.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:13 | 3451819 erikig
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Olympus has fallen? 

Is that you Kim Jong Un?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:17 | 3451842 toys for tits
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Mitt Romney's official election response.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:17 | 3451852 francis_sawyer
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All is well!


~Kevin Bacon

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:19 | 3451858 HulkHogan
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...and the price of gold continues to drop.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:30 | 3451958 Divided States ...
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Guess Benji's constant annoying nagging finally came to fruition.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:33 | 3451983 The Juggernaut
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Where's that article that asks "Gold is selling off!  What is going to happen?"

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:39 | 3452037 Precious
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In Boston, the schools apparently teach you to run towards the explosion.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:40 | 3452042 Pladizow
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An incentive to run faster?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:43 | 3452063 ACP
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Either the bomber had impeccable timing, or was watching it, or actually there.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:46 | 3452083 phyuckyiu
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And here we wondered what the 4 years supply of gold being sold in the last two days was all about. It is because threats of martial law = gold going up. Elementary dear watson. DHS will save us!!! Save us from the Evil Iran in the trashcan!!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:48 | 3452094 ACP
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Closing up Boston airspace too.

Scratch my above guess, it was long after the first finishers, but still possible.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:01 | 3452154 Pinto Currency
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Important to move forward and ignore those who create climate of fear.


CNBC just said Boston JFK library also on fire.  Unconfirmed.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:15 | 3452294 prains
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it's going to be difficult to find the perpetator of this crime as I'm sure the vast majority of resources are still being employed by the gov't to figure out what the hell blew up the pentagon back on 9/11 because to a 9 year old it sure as hell wasn't a plane.......err

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:20 | 3452337 Citxmech
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The fact that potential perpetrators haven't been identified yet weighs against false flag IMHO - eg It didn't take very long before Bin Laden's name started getting thrown around after 9/11.

We'll see I guess.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:33 | 3452457 FEDbuster
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Closing the air space in case it was a drone gone wild?  Hellfire missiles raining down on Beantown? 

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:42 | 3452521 TuesdayBen
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This is why I hate those SOBs at the NBA, the National Bomb Assn. The lunacy must stop, and the time has come for a ban on all bombs.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:56 | 3452648 FEDbuster
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At least those black, scary looking military type bombs.  After all who needs bombs to kill a duck?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:16 | 3453286 AssFire
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Baron Rothschild did say this was the time to buy didn't he??

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:06 | 3453598 chumbawamba
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The comments done gone full inverted up in heah!


Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:45 | 3452536 SMG
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Look at how gold and silver have sold off.  Somebody KNEW this was coming.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:38 | 3452484 prains
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only two things for sure at this point;

1. it was supposed to kill just a few was supposed to get lots of media attention around the world

Who this gets hung on will tell more of the story;

A. a small time operator trying to make a big statement

B. a big time operator sending a small message


we shall see

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:23 | 3452367 Anusocracy
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Imagine that this was a common occurrence throughout the land.

That's what the US is doing in a dozen or so countries.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:08 | 3452773 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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we use drones... this is more a middle east or irish kinda feel here....  and the us is not doing this in other countries... but we are helping facilitate it... big difference

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:52 | 3453105 bonin006
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more like distinction without a difference

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:26 | 3453363 tarsubil
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We are much kinder when we blow up children.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:21 | 3453673 Golden_Rule
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it's going to be difficult to find the perpetator of this crime


It can't be that difficult to review drone footage.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:20 | 3452335 CClarity
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International terror event.  29K runners, 500K visitor guests, 90 countries represented in Boston Marathon.  Who will claim?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:01 | 3453152 Flagit
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wow, just like building # 7.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:58 | 3453143 Flagit
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i thought they said Reichstag.


Mon, 04/15/2013 - 20:36 | 3454003 natty light
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JFK book depository

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:45 | 3452075 YBNguy
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It's "Patriots Day" today...

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:27 | 3452404 Old_Dog
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April 19th is Patriot's Day.


Today is bullshit 3 day weekend day

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:31 | 3453706 Bring the Gold
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They were running a B-squad drill today at same time an actual event of the same kind occurred. That sounds familliar. 

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:51 | 3453796 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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"April 19th is Patriot's Day."


What else of note has happened on Patriots Day?

The Waco Massacre,

the Murrah Building explosion.

Just sayin'...

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:42 | 3452421 EscapingProgress
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Ban these god damned assault weapons!!! How many more marathon runners need to die?!?!?

I call for an expansion of the TSA. We need our trash checked for our SAFETY! This expansion could easily be funded by a special trash can tax. Think of all of the new jobs that would be created! Jobs that pay a living wage!

We cannot allow this terrorist attack to go unanswered! We must invade North Korea within 24 hours!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:47 | 3452559 akak
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So you are a regular FOX viewer too?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:32 | 3453387 Raymond K Hessel
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HAHA HA... TSA becomes the Trash Safety Administration.  I'd fucking love to see the TSA fondle bags of garbage up and down Bolyston. Classic statist.  Please God, oh God, make cops check the garbage cans on Bolyston.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:43 | 3452053 Joe Davola
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Richard Jewell better have an alibi, oh never mind.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:43 | 3452054 Pinto Currency
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CNBC reporting military reservists there to help.


Separately, we can expect to hear Krug now saying when gold snaps back it is because of the fear trade.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:21 | 3452884 Manthong
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I think his  take will be how good this atrocity is for the medical and construction business.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:42 | 3453753 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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"to run towards the explosion."

Like at the 'grassy knoll'?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:31 | 3451962 Stackers
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3rd pic is pretty gruesome. Somebody's having a really bad day

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:51 | 3452578 phyuckyiu
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Yeah, whenever I see severed limbs, the first thing that pops in my head is, 'That person must be having a really bad day'. The next thought is, when is lockdown coming; answer: lockdown of Boston is a work in progress to be completed within the next few hours by nightfall.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:31 | 3452953 Socratic Dog
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"Moments later, first reporters ran to the wounded, as their blood stained the Boston pavement."

Umm, did the first reporters actually help anyone?  Or just take photos?  Let me take a wild guess....

Shame it wasn't the blood of those first reporters staining the pavement.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:46 | 3451967 BLOTTO
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Interesting date April 15th is... i picked some of the more 'interesting' ones



1865Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.

1892 – The General Electric Company is formed.

1936 – First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.

1969 – The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.

1986 – The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.

1989 – Upon Hu Yaobang's death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People's Republic of China.


1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survived.


Again, they follow astrology (dates),

numerology and

sacred geometry...

They follow a different set of laws...the fiction is the reality...this 'reality' (they've created for us) we live in = illusion

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:49 | 3452100 Panafrican Funk...
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In tandem with the "once in thirty years" event in gold, this is a pretty interesting day.  Funny how gold fell precipitously right before an event that would normally cause gold to spike strongly.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:55 | 3452152 New England Patriot
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Interesting? People are dying. Interesting is hardly the word I would use to describe it. 

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:01 | 3452204 ParkAveFlasher
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Get off the computer and go help them, then.  Or, is your horse too high to come down from?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:43 | 3452281 New England Patriot
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Wish I could.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:53 | 3453532 BurningFuld
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65 Million Years ago today....the Dinosaurs became extinct.  Beat that!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:05 | 3453197 Flagit
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  • no, my horse is in fucking chicago, and in case you didnt hear, the Pony Express pulled a Lehman.
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:17 | 3452319 Race Car Driver
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More people will die from auto accidents and emphysema today.

This is a FF event. I junked ya for wing flapping.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:10 | 3452270 Mad Mohel
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They really want everyone looking the other way. Somebody is going whole hog somewhere.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:02 | 3452203 BLOTTO
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The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in Greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts. It is always held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897, inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics,[1] the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. It is one of six World Marathon Majors.

= symbolic


Wiki already has the '2013 Bomb Explosion' updated...probably did it yesterday.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:54 | 3452634 Carl Spackler
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My money is on Al Qaeda in North Africa.  Boston Marathon gets plenty of North African media/publicity because of its participants being some of the top distance runners in the world. 

Maybe AQ spared the North African runners by timing the bombs to go off after the leaders had finished.  (Not good PR to kill your own, local heroes.)

This could be payback for the Algerian government massacre of AQ near Timbuktu.


Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:14 | 3452833 ParkAveFlasher
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No African is finishing at 4:00, that's for sure.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:26 | 3452922 YHC-FTSE
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My money is on a white supremacist group, card carrying members of the NRA. You know, it's a nice tie-in with gun control, more powers to fight domestic terrorism, curbs on civil liberties and all that. 

When Anders Breivik carried out the attacks in Norway in 2011, within a couple of hours there was a huge piece on the Daily Telegraph website saying that an unpronounceable group in Pakistan had claimed responsibility. The Telegraph is a highly respected broadsheet newspaper in the UK, and it detailed names, dates, high ranking members, and interviews blaming the Pakistani group. It was almost as though they had that ready-made in the event of any terrorist attack. When facts became known, the story disappeared from their site. You simply cannot trust the press when a story breaks. 

One thing is for sure, any macro economic bad news, and record drops in PM prices will be well forgotten for the next few days.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:42 | 3453041 New_Meat
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Your money and Chris Mathews' money are on the same side. - Ned

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:19 | 3453272 Flagit
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You simply cannot trust the press when a story breaks.


there, fixed it for ya.


dammit, i cant make the Strikethrough work correctly.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:53 | 3453541 BurningFuld
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Canadians did it.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:04 | 3452222 azzhatter
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1892 – The General Electric Company is formed


This could be viewed as terrorism

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:34 | 3453406 Raymond K Hessel
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Electricity is terrorism.  Idiot.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:16 | 3452303 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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On avearge there are 365 days in a year. With recorded human history going back approximately 10k years you can something significant happening on just about any day you want. With a little research you can find many things for any given day.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:58 | 3453562 Cathartes Aura
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Again, they follow astrology (dates),

so do I, doesn't make me a trrrrst/evil - astrology is simply math/geometry, using date/time/location relative to planetary movements - everything else is humans adding their opinions.  end of.


Wed, 04/10/2013 - 18:45 | 3434119 Cathartes Aura Vote up!

Vote down!


new moon overnight last, fresh new hit on Mars (quick actions/threats/war wages) at 9am eastern, followed by exact hit on Venus ($, values). . .

the break-age is ongoing, but the meme place-holder, Pluto (death, end of cycle) currently in Capricorn (structures built from beliefs/faiths/authority),


for about 5 months (Sept. 20/21), add in a few punch-ups with Uranus in Aries (war, sudden shocking events) - tight contacts from now through end of June/summer. . .

lots of indicators for a wild ride, testing just what it is each & everyone believes in/supports, and why. . .


this is all part of a continuum, and the current phase (Pluto in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries) is stressed, moving towards an exact hit on Monday 20 May - all time prior is building tension, all after releasing - the degree of the exact square is 11dg - now THIS might be of notice to "them" since it's used in ritual/freemasonry/etc.

take it with a handful of salt, there are many, many beliefs out there, everyone chooses their reality. . .

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:30 | 3451970 jaap
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Dirty bomb?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:38 | 3452036 Citxmech
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If the perpetrators haven't advertised it as such - probably not.  They only have value if the public knows - and you know the authorities wouldn't tell (unless it was a false flag).

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:51 | 3452116 phyuckyiu
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Don't worry, DHS will be patrolling street corners for your protection. Back to your regularly scheduled TV please.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:04 | 3452224 Pure Evil
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We'll still be allowed TV?

Oh thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, benevolent leaders.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:21 | 3452351 ronaldawg
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Like the movie '1984' that is how the gubmit controls you.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:59 | 3452194 torak
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I'm assuming it was if I blew up in a dirty trashcan.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:05 | 3452215 Abiotic Oil
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Wait for it...

"Sources have learned the explosives were manufactured from off the shelf smokeless powder typically used by ammunition handloaders and reloaders." -CNN

"There is no guarantee in the second amendment for owning gun powder, relaoding is hereby outlawed." - Obama

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:29 | 3452411 Zymurguy
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If this is true... note just how fast this information has been released, then.  If it truly is from this propellant, and the administration moves to control the sale of it even more you know damn well this is an FF.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:32 | 3452453 Abiotic Oil
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Obama can just declare marathons bomb-free-zones and I think we're good.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:41 | 3453039 strayaway
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I'm glad they didn't use gasoline.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:51 | 3451972 krispkritter
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Fox Affiliate Live Aerial: offline

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:15 | 3452306 Boeing Boy
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A bit difficult to provide aerial footage when the airspace is closed.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:32 | 3452440 krispkritter
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Yep, looks like they waved off all the new copters at some point.  It was up for about 20 minutes.

FBI now saying: we didn't see this coming.

Also, local LE reporting two more devices have been found...

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:51 | 3453528 Henry Hub
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I wonder if that applies to drones as well.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:37 | 3452019 Son of Loki
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...and the price of AAPL continues to drop.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:50 | 3452119 resurger
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The blood scene might be disgusting, but that's what the people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and now Syria go through every fucking day.

This will stir some American emotions, because we are fucking compassionate, an Iranian or a muslim terrorist will be blamed most likely,

a war with Iran should boost the economy.

The Jooz make all the money

All is well.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:07 | 3452242 Pure Evil
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Since they're gonna confiscate our guns at home, hopefully they'll allow us to use some when battling our immortal enemies the NK's and the Iranians.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:11 | 3453625 Parrotile
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Immortal, or Eternal?

If they're immortal, I wish you luck, 'cause you'll be needing it!!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:17 | 3452314 ronaldawg
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It was ILLEGAL ALIENS - Obama's/Rubio solution - let more people (illegals) in.


FORWARD <<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<


Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:44 | 3453755 moonshadow
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you conveniently left out Israel from your list of countries that suffer from terrorists. apparently Your reality is to ignore reality

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:17 | 3451853 Buckaroo Banzai
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It's Patriots Day in Massachusetts. This will get pinned on "domestic terrorists" in the "patriot community". This is the next chess move to disarm white, middle-class America.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:30 | 3451949 Larry Dallas
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IRA bombing.

Why? Incendiary devices supposedly found in trash can.

Protest Thatcher's public funeral.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:03 | 3452213 ParkAveFlasher
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Nice conspiracy ... don't mean that in a bad way!

They love to bomb pubs.  Lots of immigrants dragged their troubles into Boston, that's for sure.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:10 | 3452273 Lore
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More likely, it's just some deranged retard with a yen for things that go bang.  But it will certainly get exploited and magnified by those whose job depends on exploitation and magnification.

Sympathy for those who got hurt or killed. 

Strange how many runners just kept on running. Human psychology is WEIRD.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:15 | 3452304 CunnyFunt
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The 'RA bombing Boston? I doubt it. They know what side their bread is buttered.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:17 | 3452327 TJ00
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Boston is full of former IRA terrorists now on AQ payroll.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:44 | 3453763 post turtle saver
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... which is most likely a group of people that knows better than to shit where they eat. So I'd say that's highly unlikely.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:45 | 3451957 TeamDepends
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Oh my God!!!  They would be that brazen and obvious, wouldn't they?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:13 | 3452291 Ignatius
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We don't really know shit at this point.

Google "Operation Gladio" and the "strategy of tension" to find out what governments/groups are capable of.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:45 | 3452508 TeamDepends
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Iggy, we are well aware of what they are capable of.  On Fox, they immediately started talking about the IRA.  Planting the seed?  IRA = White terrorist.  Or freedom fighter, depending on which side you're on.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:06 | 3452742 TeamDepends
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Boston marathon bombing happened on same day as "controlled explosion" drill by Boston bomb squad @  Surely a coinkidink.... 

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:04 | 3452220 Ignatius
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'White' Al Qaida...?

Tragic, regardless.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:14 | 3452287 WhiteNight123129
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Kiss goodbye what is left of civil liberties. Paul Krugman will cheer because we are going to spend a lot on domestic security initiatives.

Which company is building drones again? Interesting to see if the SEC will investigate if there were some unusual call options on AVAV, manufacturer of drones.

I guess the Gold bug community is going to branded as criminal and holding Gold will become soon totally unpatriotic..!!!

But buying american technology AVA, or lockheed or other companies "protecting the American public" will be a moral behavior.



Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:24 | 3452381 TJ00
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Krugman will tell us it was Aliens and we need to build a Death Star to protect the planet.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:03 | 3453589 Flagit
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i was just gonna say, shits gettin pretty deep. is it time to play the Alien Invasion card?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:03 | 3453581 Bossmech
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T_Minus 70 minutes till Kwangmyongsong 3-2 (KMS 3-2) is directly over the eastern seaboard. Could this all be part of the plan?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:01 | 3453582 Bossmech
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T_Minus 70 minutes till Kwangmyongsong 3-2 (KMS 3-2) is directly over the eastern seaboard. Could this all be part of the plan?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:25 | 3452394 Marley
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Just in case you need affirmation on your suspision, yes you're a dick head.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:05 | 3452217 Sudden Debt
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12 people just died. that's not a joke.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:12 | 3452277 Desert Irish
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+ 1000 Sudden

Not much compassion here for a bunch of people that arn't going home to their loved ones tonight.


Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:21 | 3452350 toys for tits
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Tyler published the preliminary story with only two photos of smoke.  

Most of the glib remarks were made before the gruesomeness was shown.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:34 | 3452459 Kirk2NCC1701
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It's not that (most) people here aren't disgusted & horrified at what happened -- they are -- it's just a "sign of the times".  Insofar so many have become SO distrusting and jaded of our Gov and the elite & organized criminals that dictate terms to our 'democratic' government.

Welcome the Skeptic Central.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:39 | 3452491 koncaswatch
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WhoTF would down vote that comment?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:00 | 3452611 Shell Game
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This is how the demagogy of 'shut up and wave the flag' begins..  


I for one am sick and goddamned tired of having this country ruined by emotional, unConstitutional reaction to tragedy.  While I mourn for those who lost limbs or loved ones today - and over the years of unConstitutional warfare - I am loathe to give away any further liberties as some sort of miguided wreath on the grave of this once great land.


My advice, thicken your skin and harden your heart against further likely tragedy that comes.  We are in the fight of our lives to retain a Repbulic and there will be many casualties.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:01 | 3452696 ronaldawg
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Yes - I agree - you know we are going to lose somemore liberty because of this.

"Never let a good crisis go to waste"  Rahm Emanuel (hope of spelled that fucker's name wrong).

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 20:53 | 3454092 TheProphet
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Oh quit your bellyaching. Exactly how long am I supposed to uncontrollably sob for the deaths of people I've never met?

Is this tragic? Yes. But be a fucking man.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:15 | 3452302 WhiteNight123129
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It is sad, very sad. no joke here. US is now really politically unstable...


Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:39 | 3452488 Bicycle Repairman
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2 people, pinhead.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:20 | 3451888 LawsofPhysics
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One of you best one-liners yet HH.  Kudos to ZH for breaking this before anyone else.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:23 | 3451898 Pool Shark
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Quick! better fly in some TSA agents to grope the survivors!


Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:40 | 3452038 Son of Loki
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hey, if they are young, pretty Nymphs like the ones at the Thailand airports they can grope my Family Jewels anytime....I'll even let them reach inside my pockets and feel around !

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:51 | 3452128 malikai
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They are not.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:59 | 3452691 phyuckyiu
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Sorry Loki but Donella is not from Thailand. On the bright side, she does hate whitey a lot tho.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:25 | 3452388 knukles
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Whaddya mean?
The BBC reported it 30 minutes before the event, already.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:40 | 3453746 Bring the Gold
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Joke refrencing the infamous event of years past or did this happen with today's event?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:52 | 3452136 caimen garou
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come on HH thats profiling,and the correct term is lard ass fat!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:02 | 3452209 The Heart
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The fatties did it.  They hate us for our fitness.

No, the "fattie" Patriots!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:08 | 3452223 GaryNeville
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War with Iran!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:12 | 3452255 akak
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Have some respect you sh%tc#nt!

I wonder if you were as outraged by the (whitewashed) US media's coverage of the tens of thousands of Iraqis killed during the pointless and shamefully imperialistic US invasion of Iraq in 2003 --- not to mention the American media's treatment of the invasion as if it were (no more than) some kind of video game.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:20 | 3452336 GaryNeville
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I changed my original comment because it was aggresive but I stand by the sentiment. I don't think there's any need for so many piss taking comments on here.

How would you feel if your brother/ sister/ mother wasn't coming home tonight and a load of piss taking day traders who've been long gold the last two days come online to take the piss to cheer themselves up!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:04 | 3453199 ersatzteil
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Aside from the wounded, the death count so far is 2, so you'd be pretty damn unlucky to have a family member be one of those killed. 

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:09 | 3453462 Raymond K Hessel
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Also, I'd be an inbred Kentuckian, and nowhere near Boston on Patriot's Day, if it were my brother-sister-mother who died in the attack.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:05 | 3453203 Panafrican Funk...
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They probably feel about as awesome as your average Iraqi.  We've been slaughtering millions of them (don't forget the starvation deaths of their children thanks to our "benevolent" embargo) for 22 years, and a good chunk of our population is pretty gleeful about it.  But that's about oil and dollar hegemony, so it's perfectly fine. 

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:23 | 3452373 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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The current failure of the media to report and show images of dead and dying from the increase in sectarian violence since the draw down of combat forces is only adding to the image of this being a video game. The invasion, the ongoing death, and now the aftermath of failed foreign policy... is disgusting.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:11 | 3453619 Flagit
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well, they are over THERE,

and aren't really PEOPLE,

and i have little sympathy for anyone who tries to steal MY RESOURCES.


look, they had the worlds oldest civilization and by proxy could have had the bomb first. we got it, they didn't, so we make the rules. trial by fire.

and if it wasnt for the media, i wouldnt know who my enemies are.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:22 | 3452361 ncdirtdigger
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Can I find that on UTube?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:35 | 3452465 zerozulu
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Another excuse for not running.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:53 | 3452612 akak
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Given who was targeted as the victims, my suspicions rest on a fatty in a Hoveround.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:41 | 3452503 janus
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there's an eerie feel in the city right now. 

janus just heard the unmistakable squealing-roar of a C-5 making approach to land.

the big-boys are on the ground now.

prayers, etc.


Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:01 | 3452708 phyuckyiu
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Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:30 | 3452954 Blano
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Kinda early, but still funny.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:21 | 3453325 European American
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The Fishes

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:22 | 3453328 polizeros
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Nope, the skinnies did it as a false flag operation against the fatties.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:16 | 3451780 Pool Shark
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How is this possible? I thought bombs were illegal.

Good thing we're about to make guns illegal too...


Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:20 | 3451881 Precious
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They really need to start confiscating airplanes though.  Do you know how many people airplanes kill every year?  And think about 911.  

Why does this happen mainly in the USA?  How many more innocent people have to be killed by airplanes before we change the laws?  

Did you know, the USA has more airplane ownership than any other country in the world. Nobody really needs their own airplane anyway.  We should allow only regulated companies and law enforcement officers to have airplanes.  That would make America safer.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:26 | 3451931 Spastica Rex
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Cars. And scissors.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:29 | 3451963 Precious
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"If you think guns don't deter crimes, try taking one away from a police officer." - Precious

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:41 | 3452501 Anusocracy
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First the cars and scissors, then the paper and rocks.

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