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  •  people in Boston (at least in my circles) are not (1+ / 0-)
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    Dburn

    freaking out..early that it is.

     It is so many magnitudes less than the WTC that though MOST people will know people who were there (I do) and had a near miss, most people will NOT know someone who died or even was injured (144 people so far in hospital). Unlike 9/11. Knowing people who are directly effected inspires more terror probably.

    Somehow domestic terrorism to me anyway feels less...terrifying. Premature to know, but I suspect domestic terrorism. This is more like Oklahoma city. But less people will die (and a day care wasnt' targetted!)

    Many people lost limbs but since it was in downtown Boston less than a mile from 3 major hospitals, with first responders ambulances and medical supplies already on the exact scene for the Marathon, many lives were saved that normally wouldn't be I think.

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