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Boston Bombings Investigation Plagued By Vague Reports, Misinformation

Boston Bombings Investigation Plagued By Vague Reports, Misinformation

Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 10:58:19 in Crime

“Just a reply to all of those who called me a conspiracy theorist: I am now locked down in my house. The entire city is locked down. There have been two police officers murdered, additional controlled detonations of other bombs at MIT and BU, and the first suspect was killed wearing an IED and with a trigger device.

All major roadways, MBTA, and taxi service are shut down. It is literally a police state at this time. My mother's house is less than a mile from the main area of the manhunt right now and she had hear the blasts, which we believe to have been controlled. To think we hosted the President and the First Lady less than twelve hours before this unprecedented incident began.

Law enforcement has withheld information all week at our own peril, though of course it was a calculated risk on their part. As a Boston citizen I am extremely grateful for all law enforcement in the city and the FBI. However, these guys have been among us for the last week plotting another attack and now the entire city is locked down and more have died. Conspiracy? I think not.”
Boston Bombings Investigation Plagued By Vague Reports, Misinformation

Boston Bombings Investigation Plagued By Vague Reports, Misinformation

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 20:28:21 in Crime

“I live in Boston and work in Kenmore Square, though I was not in the vicinity of the bombings when they took place. My father was downtown at the Red Sox game and on the T at the time of the explosions. We lost cell phone service for a brief time period during the attacks, approximately 5 minutes. I do not believe investigators, including the FBI is being transparent with the public in regards to the attack. There were multiple reports of other bombs at the time of the marathon attack, including the 'unrelated' incident at JFK library, a never explained incident at Tufts Medical Center, and additional bombs reported in Boston and Cambridge. I have other reasons to believe that there were other, undetonated bombs that were removed by officials. Now, there is an arrest and the next minute there is not? I am no conspiracy theorist by any means, but something is up. We were told the reason cell service was cut was to prevent the detonation of additional bombs.”

signofthedove on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:58:19

“Just a reply to all of those who called me a conspiracy theorist: I am now locked down in my house. The entire city is locked down. There have been two police officers murdered, additional controlled detonations of other bombs at MIT and BU, and the first suspect was killed wearing an IED and with a trigger device.

All major roadways, MBTA, and taxi service are shut down. It is literally a police state at this time. My mother's house is less than a mile from the main area of the manhunt right now and she had hear the blasts, which we believe to have been controlled. To think we hosted the President and the First Lady less than twelve hours before this unprecedented incident began.

Law enforcement has withheld information all week at our own peril, though of course it was a calculated risk on their part. As a Boston citizen I am extremely grateful for all law enforcement in the city and the FBI. However, these guys have been among us for the last week plotting another attack and now the entire city is locked down and more have died. Conspiracy? I think not.”

maryt2054 on Apr 17, 2013 at 22:14:38

“For God's sake. Cell phone service was disrupted because so many people were using it! Cell service was NOT cut. Other "bombs" were reported because people were scared, and law enforcement blew up a few backpacks that people left behind when they ran away from the danger! They were NOT bombs.

There was never an arrest, just fools passing on rumors.”

Cayita on Apr 17, 2013 at 20:54:28

“"I am no conspiracy theorist by any means, but something is up. "

Yes you are. The media was eager to report and reported based on gossip. The witnesses (people who were confused, who loved to talk to the media, who attributed reasons to things they saw, who speculated) is what fed this frenzy.”

queenjupiter on Apr 17, 2013 at 20:48:43

“we in new orleans lost cell service for days. they say it was because the cell services were overloaded with to many calls.”

atmospheric engineer on Apr 17, 2013 at 20:47:26

“there was a simultaneous terrorisim task force happening,,, invluding the library....its all unravelling and the main stream has massive team trying to rescript”

takawalk on Apr 17, 2013 at 20:35:42

“In the end it will be found that this was workplace violence. (satire)”
Boston Marathon Explosion: Headquarters On Lockdown Following Blast Near Race Finish Line (LIVE UPDATES)

Boston Marathon Explosion: Headquarters On Lockdown Following Blast Near Race Finish Line (LIVE UPDATES)

Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 21:59:08 in Crime

“As a lifelong Boston and Massachusetts resident, I think it is important to note to historical significance of Patriots’ Day, which marks the first battle of the Revolutionary War on the Green at Lexington. It is an important day for all of us Massachusetts citizens and celebrated across the state. Patriots’ Day, at its core, represents American freedom from tyranny and today was a clear anti-American attack. My father was at Fenway Park for the game and was on the MBTA when the explosions took place; my office is blocks from the site, though I did not have work today. We lost cell phone service briefly and initially there was a lot of misinformation. It truly felt like the whole city could be under attack and, in a way, it was. The people of Boston, the great tradition of the Boston Marathon and its’ celebration of the international community, and the sacred history of this day for all Americans has been violated by this appalling act of terrorism, be it domestic or foreign. It has been a very sad and unsettling day here and I mourn for the victims and the entire city of Boston.”
Beyonce's Lip-Syncing Incident Reminds Us Of Other Famous Lip-Syncers Caught In The Act

Beyonce's Lip-Syncing Incident Reminds Us Of Other Famous Lip-Syncers Caught In The Act

Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 16:34:25 in Celebrity

“And these pop stars are paid millions of dollars why? So they can pretend to sings songs that they did not write? Such a shame with so many talented people in the world!”
Hillary Clinton, Ron Johnson Engage In Heated Exchange At Benghazi Hearing (VIDEO)

Hillary Clinton, Ron Johnson Engage In Heated Exchange At Benghazi Hearing (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 16:23:42 in Politics

“YOU ROCK HILLARY! Would love it if you changed your mind about a 2016 run...”

JakeAZ on Jan 23, 2013 at 16:42:12

“Joe Biden's okay with me also.”

BillofWA on Jan 23, 2013 at 16:28:26

“You will only be 17 by then.”
Global Motherhood: The 30 Best Places In The World To Be A Mom

Global Motherhood: The 30 Best Places In The World To Be A Mom

Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 15:50:40 in Impact

“Accidentally marked as favorite trying to hit the reply button...

Remember, this is a country built by immigrants. YOU are no more "American" than your fellow citizens, including those who have immigrated here.

Ever heard of the Statue of Liberty??!”

sylvrknght on Jan 23, 2013 at 20:28:10

“My only problem and I am sure that you might agree with me is that people shouldn't live off the goverment.If you have a child that you can't support for whatevr reason it is.Than you shouldn't have anymore kids.And live off the goverment and thats what's going on.But to each its own if you feel that these people shold live off welfare and keep having kids that they cant support.You are entitled to your opinion. ”
Mikel Ruffinelli Sets World Record For Largest Hips

Mikel Ruffinelli Sets World Record For Largest Hips

Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 14:11:04 in Weird News

“I do not think a single doctor in the world would agree that this woman has "no health problems." Being morbidly obese IS a health problem!

That being said, we all have our own struggles and we should reserve judgement. She is a person with a health issue like the rest of us, hers is just more obvious.

I hope she can take control of her weight before she starts to develop serious complications.”
Erika Christensen Defends Scientology: We Don't Worship Rabbits (VIDEO)

Erika Christensen Defends Scientology: We Don't Worship Rabbits (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 16:38:19 in Celebrity

“French Toast, you are super misinformed! There is way too much wrong with the church to go into in this forum, but I suggest you read about your faith a little more. The Catholic church is one of the greatest evils to ever befall humankind. My entire family is Irish Catholic by the way and many of the people I love most in the world are devout Catholics...”
Erika Christensen Defends Scientology: We Don't Worship Rabbits (VIDEO)

Erika Christensen Defends Scientology: We Don't Worship Rabbits (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 16:33:28 in Celebrity

“Faved. You forgot the prohibition of condom use and contraceptives by the church, including in areas where HIV is endemic and affects up to a quarter of the population. I would call it a form of genocide via misinformation...”

Michael Platania on Jan 17, 2013 at 16:52:39

“Oh yeah - forgot about those.”
Obama Gun Proposals Draw Strong Reactions From Politicians (SLIDESHOW)

Obama Gun Proposals Draw Strong Reactions From Politicians (SLIDESHOW)

Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 10:54:38 in Politics

“"That's all it will take to get this country back."

What, by staging a coup? Have some respect for the democratic process. Sure, it is a flawed system but it is a vast over-statement to refer to the government of the United States as a tyrannical. Maybe spend some time in a non-democratic country and then come back and tell us how the government is stomping all over your rights by not allowing you to hoard ammunition that serves no valid purpose other than to kill police officers.

It is paranoid and I just find it really repulsive that so many people put their unwarranted and irrational fear and paranoia above the lives of others. There is no place for extremism on either side in the political arena and seriously, relax... No on is going to come knocking on your door and take your guns. It is a non-issue.”

Pioneer Man on Jan 17, 2013 at 12:11:46

“You seem like a really nice person, as I believe I am (It takes one to know one maybe). I would nothing more than like to see peace every where on this planet but unfortunately its not happening. No I don't believe that a coupe is even close to the right answer here. As a matter of fact just the opposite. However, insighting a riot the way the gun control people and the Obama administration are doing right now is not the answer either. They are playing with a fire that they will not be able to control and they need to back off and approach the violence in this country in a more sophisticated manner. Making descisions and creating new legislation when many people in this country including our legislatures are in a hightened state of emotions is dangerous and irrattional and will do nothing but create more problems and make the situation worse. Respectfully, as far as having respect for the democratic process goes, I vote every election day, Presidential election or not, and highly encourage everyone to. That's part of the problem...not enough people vote.”
Ibrahim Langoo, U.K. Student, Finds 'Wrinkled Brain' That's Actually Kidney Inside KFC Chicken (Mealbreakers)

Ibrahim Langoo, U.K. Student, Finds 'Wrinkled Brain' That's Actually Kidney Inside KFC Chicken (Mealbreakers)

Commented Jan 16, 2013 at 16:55:29 in Home

“Thanks for the comments all! I have not dealt with many birds, as I am a vegetarian and do not eat them. I did a Google searches of bird kidney, chicken kidney, and general bird anatomy but I did not find anything that was consistent with that picture at all but I will trust you bird-eating folks who have seen them up close!”
Walmart's Veteran Hiring Plan Draws Praise, Skepticism

Walmart's Veteran Hiring Plan Draws Praise, Skepticism

Commented Jan 16, 2013 at 16:37:40 in Business

“The troops entrusted with protecting and serving our country deserve much, much more than a part-time minimum wage job with no benefits or opportunity for growth that will certainly keep them and their families far below the poverty line. The refusal of Walmart to pay living wages while taxpayer dollars provide meals for their workers and the company rakes in billions should be considered fraud.”
Giant Squid VIDEO: Deep-Sea 'Monster' Filmed By Team In Japan (PHOTOS)

Giant Squid VIDEO: Deep-Sea 'Monster' Filmed By Team In Japan (PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 11:11:43 in Science

“The Giant Squid is absolutely one of my all time favorite animals- they are just so beautiful and mysterious!”

davearnold007 on Jan 8, 2013 at 11:45:30

“...and soon to be on the menu”
Ibrahim Langoo, U.K. Student, Finds 'Wrinkled Brain' That's Actually Kidney Inside KFC Chicken (Mealbreakers)

Ibrahim Langoo, U.K. Student, Finds 'Wrinkled Brain' That's Actually Kidney Inside KFC Chicken (Mealbreakers)

Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 14:02:29 in Home

“I am just going to venture a guess and say that is not a chicken kidney. Based on the apparent its apparent size in the photograph, it is much, much too large to be a chicken kidney. I've done many dissections and kidneys have a dark, smooth, uniform texture and look absolutely nothing like that at all.”

signofthedove on Jan 16, 2013 at 16:55:29

“Thanks for the comments all! I have not dealt with many birds, as I am a vegetarian and do not eat them. I did a Google searches of bird kidney, chicken kidney, and general bird anatomy but I did not find anything that was consistent with that picture at all but I will trust you bird-eating folks who have seen them up close!”

Keith Powers Jr on Jan 9, 2013 at 10:02:33

“You're thinking of other mammals... not birds.”

MizK on Jan 7, 2013 at 22:04:31

“It's a chicken kidney. I've seen many of them and this is consistent with how they look.”

OverseasVet on Jan 7, 2013 at 15:34:37

“It looks very right for size and consistency of chick kidney that has been cooked. A quick google search will confirm. Kidneys are often left in chickens because they are not easily removed by mechanical means.”

smmrselysummers on Jan 7, 2013 at 14:39:36

“Unfortunately it looks to me like either a cancer or a mass of small wiggly creatures. That was all I could bring myself to write.”
White House On Newtown School Shooting: Today Not The Day For Gun Control Debate

White House On Newtown School Shooting: Today Not The Day For Gun Control Debate

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 16:10:43 in Politics

“Not sure what you mean but yes, they need to reenact the ban immediately. I support gun rights and certainly hunting rifles and revolvers have their place in American culture but this just needs to stop. No civilians needs high powered semi-automatic weapons.”
Obama On Newtown School Shooting: President Tears Up, Expresses 'Overwhelming Grief'

Obama On Newtown School Shooting: President Tears Up, Expresses 'Overwhelming Grief'

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 16:06:58 in Politics

“Dear Mr. President,

With the fresh news of this great tragedy upon us, I am begging you to hear the cries of the children who died today and those who will die in the future when the next mass murder happens. I say "when" and not "if" because it will happen again if no action is taken.

Some have said that today is not the day to talk about gun control. Those same people said the same after the Dark Knight theater massacre. If Washington takes action now and ban assault weapons, maybe there is hope to avoid another tragedy.

As I am sure you know, it is not possible to kill dozens of people in a short period of time with a hunting rifle or revolver, which have their places in American culture. Assault weapons should have no place in American culture, but sadly have become a frequent headline.

There need be no debate. It is a simple issue that has been contorted by special interest groups. Just ban these weapons and make it illegal to possess them so that we can reduce the odds of this happening to more American citizens.”
White House On Newtown School Shooting: Today Not The Day For Gun Control Debate

White House On Newtown School Shooting: Today Not The Day For Gun Control Debate

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 15:55:02 in Politics

“If today is not the day for a gun control debate, when will it be? They said the same thing after the Dark Knight massacre and nothing was done about it. BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS NOW!”

mike425 on Dec 14, 2012 at 15:59:38

“BAN ASSALT WEAPONS NOW . . . isn't gun control - It's LAW ENFORCMENT!”
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Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: Newtown, Connecticut Administrators, Students Among Victims, Reports Say

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 15:38:10 in Crime

“BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS NOW! How many mass shootings do there need to be before we realize that it would be much, much more difficult to accomplish these horrifying acts if civilians were not allowed to buy automatic weapons?”
Leaked IPCC Climate Report Excites Skeptics, Annoys Authors And Raises Questions About Process

Leaked IPCC Climate Report Excites Skeptics, Annoys Authors And Raises Questions About Process

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 11:55:28 in Green

“I did not mean to mark your comment as a favorite, I was trying to hit the reply button. The term "global warming" does not cover the full scope of the problem. Climate change is a better term for the overall changes taking place across the world, of which global warming is one part. We should take steps in the direction of cleaner energy for both economic and political reasons. Reducing our dependence on oil will also reduce our dependence on the Middle East and no, fracking is not the answer. There exponential growth occurring on a finite planet with a finite amount of resources. The propaganda you speak of comes directly from those whose pockets are lined with money from oil and the politicians they pay off. There is no need for the United States to delay further action on this issue.”
Leaked IPCC Climate Report Excites Skeptics, Annoys Authors And Raises Questions About Process

Leaked IPCC Climate Report Excites Skeptics, Annoys Authors And Raises Questions About Process

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 11:48:35 in Green

“Anyone who is skeptical of climate change has been fooled by those whose interests fall in Big Oil and Big Coal. The worst that can come out of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels is cleaner energy, less pollution, preservation of species, and decreased dependence on the Middle East for oil. Why would anyone be against those things unless they personally profit from American dependence on oil?

There is absolutely no question regarding whether or not climate change is occurring. The exact degree to which it is being caused by the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, urbanization, and any of the other compounding factors that are causing the process to accelerate should be left to the scientists, not the oil men and the politicians in their pockets.

The people who make money from the burning of fossil fuels are the same people manipulating the media and those who cannot see the forest for the trees.”
Monkey In Ikea Videos: Darwin Brushes His Teeth, Hangs Out In Overalls, Plays With Dog

Monkey In Ikea Videos: Darwin Brushes His Teeth, Hangs Out In Overalls, Plays With Dog

Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 10:01:55 in Canada

“No I do understand, many people are not who they say on the internet. But I do have a degree in environmental science, minor in biology, and have worked on numerous ecological research studies. It's really nothing so fantastical that I'd need to make it up, if I had a fake identity it would be way cooler than that !! Haha !”
Monkey In Ikea Videos: Darwin Brushes His Teeth, Hangs Out In Overalls, Plays With Dog

Monkey In Ikea Videos: Darwin Brushes His Teeth, Hangs Out In Overalls, Plays With Dog

Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 09:51:33 in Canada

“If you love monkeys and other wild animals you will let them stay in the wild where they belong. Not all animals can be domesticated. Over the course of human history, we have only been able to domesticate a dozen or so different species. Most monkey species are threatened or endangered, so removing them from the wild harms their already fragile populations. The effects of the wildlife trade are compounded by deforestation and urbanization, so there is a real threat to these species existence. I have spent some time in Guyana, which is the only country in South America that still allows the export of wild animals and it is very, very sad. Most of the Amerindian tribes are now working to end the practice but it's still awful. Once you see them in the wild, you would never want to hold one captive.”
Monkey In Ikea Videos: Darwin Brushes His Teeth, Hangs Out In Overalls, Plays With Dog

Monkey In Ikea Videos: Darwin Brushes His Teeth, Hangs Out In Overalls, Plays With Dog

Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 09:37:58 in Canada

“Okay buddy, just because you haven't done anything with your life there is no need to bring others down! And why is that so hard to believe? Some people actually go to college....”

jrmunro on Dec 13, 2012 at 09:52:58

“Just because someone says they are something doesn`t mean a lot especially when there`s no proof.”
Monkey In Ikea Videos: Darwin Brushes His Teeth, Hangs Out In Overalls, Plays With Dog

Monkey In Ikea Videos: Darwin Brushes His Teeth, Hangs Out In Overalls, Plays With Dog

Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 15:38:30 in Canada

“Read the post below as to why it is wrong to have wild animals as pets. I have an advanced degree in environmental science, ecology, and biology.”

jrmunro on Dec 13, 2012 at 01:47:56

“Yea and I`m a CEO.”
Atheists, Humanists Suffer Persecution World Wide, Report

Atheists, Humanists Suffer Persecution World Wide, Report

Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 15:30:39 in Religion

“There is no such thing as a "dogmatic" atheist. In order to be dogmatic, one would have to adhere to a particular dogma. A dogma is defined as an "official system of belief or doctrine held by a religion, or a particular group or organization." There is no official system of atheist beliefs nor is there a doctrine of atheism. Atheists are defined by their lack of belief. I am a pretty open-minded person- my father is a Buddhist, my mother a Unitarian ex-Catholic, and my stepfather is Jewish. The only time I have a problem with the religious beliefs of others is when they become entangled in politics and cause harm to people of other faiths, which is so often the case.”

Doug Sandlin on Dec 14, 2012 at 22:33:37

“I used it as a catchphrase to make a point, which is:
Many anti-theist atheists seem a lot like dogmatic religious people -- just from the other side. They seem every bit as closed-minded and in love with their own view of things.”

takawalk on Dec 11, 2012 at 20:06:57

“Well if the Atheist is not dogmatic I have to wonder how so many have fooled me into thinking they are. Maybe they are just extreme or on a mission.”
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