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  •  Police search the apartment of the Saudi student (0+ / 0-)

    that they had questioned last night. Although I had read earlier that the police had stated his story checked out, I doubt the police are searching the homes of people they think are innocent just for fun at this time.

    •  You got a link for that? (4+ / 0-)

      I had read on TPM about a search in Revere last night, but not indication that was related to the Saudi.

      It's important at times like this to keep speculation to a minimum and stick to the facts as much as possible.

      When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

      by litho on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 05:00:24 AM PDT

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    •  following all leads (3+ / 0-)

      If you have a lead, you follow it down, to either confirm or refute the lead. As has happened before, some of those leads pan out and many do not. A number of Muslim/Middle Easterners were questioned and detained after the Oklahoma City bombing, and those turned out to be false leads.

      If there is truly karma, one hopes that the perpetrator is among the injured and maimed, rather than walking around smirking. And that he (or she? but probably he) was dumb enough to post something on his Facebook page before the bombings, or boast about it afterward.

      •  I've of the opinion that the Saudi is probably (1+ / 0-)
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        uninvolved, if the only reason people thought he was acting suspicious was that he was running away from an explosion, which is all that I've seen mentioned as his questionable behavior. If he has burns from the explosion, he was probably quite close to the actual blast location. You'd be a pretty shitty bomber if you set up an explosion and then just stood next to it waiting for it to go off.

    •  Wingnuts throwing chaffe in the air (0+ / 0-)

      plus police aren't the MOST Spiritually Evolved people we have - they run on prejudices as well.

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      •  True (3+ / 0-)

        The CT crowd has already started on the false flag bullshit. If (as I think will probably happen), we find that the culprits are related to the patriot movement or something similar, the right is going to go apeshit. I'm more worried about people that will be inspired by this than anything else.

        •  Alex Jones waited about 15 minutes (4+ / 0-)

          before tweeting out that Obama had set this up as a false flag operation to install martial law.

          “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

          by skohayes on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 05:34:39 AM PDT

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          •  Did you see the press conference last night? (4+ / 0-)

            What genius decided to credential infowars? As soon as the FBI guy and the Police commissioner stopped speaking he starts screaming "WAS THIS A FALSE FLAG OPERATION?" over and over again.

            Journalism.

            •  Disgusting. (2+ / 0-)
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              This is the mind set that sets the context for crimes against your fellow human beings.

            •  One thing I did not do (1+ / 0-)
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              yesterday was turn on the TV. I use Daily Kos, Twitter and satellite radio for my go to news outlets.
              I realize that the TV people have to fill a lot of time, so a lot of stupid things are said (over and over and over again), but CNN, MSNBC, Fox etc are just unwatchable to me these days.

              “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

              by skohayes on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 06:46:01 AM PDT

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              •  I was home sick so I had it on MSNBC when (1+ / 0-)
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                the bombing was first reported. It was a little surreal to see them try to find every reason possible to avoid saying it was a bombing, when it was pretty clear from the beginning that it wasn't the type of explosion that would be caused by an electrical malfunction or a gas leak.

                •  I stopped by a fast food restaurant (1+ / 0-)
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                  late last night and they had ESPN on the TV covering it. WTF? ESPN?

                  "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

                  by gritsngumbo on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:29:59 AM PDT

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                  •  Well it was at a sporting event (1+ / 0-)
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                    So I guess they do have some connection

                    •  Well, hadn't thought about it like that. (0+ / 0-)

                      What was really offensive, to me anyway, was the anchor sat there with a huge ear-to-ear grin on his fact the entire time.

                      "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

                      by gritsngumbo on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 01:00:58 PM PDT

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                      •  I forget which channel I had it on (1+ / 0-)
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                        But one of the cable stations had a runner that had just finished before the bombs went off call in to talk about what he had experienced. And the guy was clearly not used to talking to reporters on national TV and sort of had a nervous chuckle going on a few times when he didn't know how to say things eloquently, and it was a little unnerving to listen to. The guy didn't mean it in a disrespectful way, I'm sure or to belittle what had happened, but it was just odd to listen to.

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