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  •  The pic of the two suspects for the Boston bombing (2+ / 0-)
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    smiley7, lyvwyr101

    in on the NY Post website.

    President Obama, January 9, 2012: "Change is hard, but it is possible. I've Seen it. I've Lived it."

    by Drdemocrat on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 04:59:00 AM PDT

    •  Interesting, link here (2+ / 0-)
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      DRo, lyvwyr101

      http://imgur.com/... and scroll down. These were posted yesterday, apparently by a citizen investigator.

      "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

      by smiley7 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 05:08:13 AM PDT

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      •  by 4chan ThinkTank (1+ / 0-)
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        DRo

        I haven't found more info about 4chan. Anyone with more knowledge about this apparent social networking, please provide a link, thanks. :)

        "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

        by smiley7 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 05:15:25 AM PDT

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        •  4chan? be weary (2+ / 0-)
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          smiley7, skohayes

          they're a bunch of hackers.  Some pretty radical.  Some involved in Anonymous but others are just anarchists.

          This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

          by DisNoir36 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 05:24:24 AM PDT

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          •  Any links about 4chan? (0+ / 0-)

            "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

            by smiley7 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 05:30:36 AM PDT

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            •  Oh god just go to wikipedia (1+ / 0-)
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              smiley7

              You'll get a sanitized idea of what 4chan is.

              It's an open, anonymous forum where people post all sorts of shit.  Some of it so vile that it makes freepers look sane by comparison.

              This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

              by DisNoir36 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 05:40:55 AM PDT

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          •  A more accurate summation: (2+ / 0-)
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            MRobDC, smiley7

            4chan is a site consisting of multiple imageboards; a kind of commenting software where users can (and frequently are expected to) attach an image to their comment.

            The site is minimally regulated. Moderators police content that might result in damage to the site (e.g. child pornography), but are otherwise lax. A significant portion of site users take advantage of this laxity and delight in shocking others will all manner of offensive material.

            Speaking of the user base; they are a very large, very diverse group and arguably the originators of the moniker "Anonymous". (Traditionally, imageboards allow for but do not require user identification; so most posts are attributed to an anonymous user.)

            If I might borrow from tvtropes:

            "Take the worst or grimmest and darkest side of society, give them a place where all their sins are given free roam to be expressed, and collect it into a system that can just barely sustain itself and you get the Wretched Hive."
            Basically, it's the Mos Eisely Spaceport of the Internet.
      •  CBS is reporting the 2 guys ID'd by the Post (5+ / 0-)
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        smiley7, tobendaro, skohayes, Miggles, SoCalSal

        the guy with the white baseball hat and the guy in the blue track jacket aren't suspects. And I'd say its quite dangerous for a "citizen investigator" to be posting these types of photos online and accusing people with no knowledge whatsoever of the investigation apart from a few stray pictures.

    •  CBS reporting (3+ / 0-)
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      smiley7, skohayes, Miggles

      the NY Post is wrong...again...

      •  Ooh, there's a surprise! (0+ / 0-)

        the entire day of the bombing, the Post kept reporting 12 people dead, despite accurate reporting from several other outlets that 2 and possibly 3 people were dead.
        The Post also ran the story of the "Saudi national" being taken into custody, which also turned out to be bullshit.

        “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 Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 07:04:15 AM PDT

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