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Wind farms put on heightened alert after Boston bombings

by Jerome a Paris Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 02:14:26 AM EST

Oh wait...

Nuclear power plants in Oswego County on heightened awareness after Boston explosions

OSWEGO COUNTY -- In response to the Boston Marathon explosions, the nuclear power plants at Nine Mile in Scriba in Oswego County have been put on a status called heightened awareness.

Although there are no additional security measures being put in place right now, nuclear power plants in Massachusetts and New Hampshire have increased security after the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Of course, we can't put a cost on this.


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Who can put a price on Freedom™?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 08:16:48 AM EST
Isn't that what we have markets for?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 08:21:05 AM EST
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What should I be shorting?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 08:39:05 AM EST
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Truth, Beauty and Happiness, perhaps.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 08:53:52 AM EST
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Abstract Freedom™ seems to come at the cost of specific liberties.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Apr 17th, 2013 at 12:53:05 PM EST
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Although there are no additional security measures being put in place right now, ...

IOW, they woke the guard up.

Hey you, wake up!

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 08:44:25 AM EST
Must have been a North Korean/Iranian terrorist. Just watch.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 08:46:16 AM EST
I am kind of wondering who the heck would do this. 9/11, the targets had a certain logic to them. Military command, civilian leadership, economic supremacy - they were picked for their symbolism, their function, and who was there. Domestic terrorists of various political stripes? Nuts, but there is still some rhyme and reason to what they choose to blow up.

But a marathon? Say.. what?

by Thomas on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 11:41:38 AM EST
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Patriots' Day (officially Patriots' Day in Massachusetts[1] and Patriot's Day in Maine[2]) is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. These were the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. It is observed on the third Monday in April in Massachusetts[3] and Maine[4] (once part of Massachusetts), and is a public school observance day in Wisconsin[5]. Florida law also encourages people to celebrate it, though it is not treated as a public holiday.[6] Observances and re-enactments of these first battles of the American Revolution occur annually at Lexington Green in Lexington, Massachusetts, (around 6:00 am) and The Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, (around 9:00 am). In the morning, mounted re-enactors (National Lancers - Massachusetts) with state police escorts retrace the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes, calling out warnings the whole way.


guaranteed to evoke a violent reaction from police is to challenge their right to "define the situation." --- David Graeber citing Marc Cooper
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 11:45:30 AM EST
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hmm British loyalists?

The use of gunpowder (yes, actual gunpowder, like they used to use in guns) points to a very amateur operation.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 12:41:46 PM EST
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My guess is either militia types or, if Islamic, some nutjob kid from UMass or something who got into radicalism via the Internet.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 01:18:40 PM EST
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Or some kind of anti-tax thing - it was tax day, Boston was the site of the tea party, and it's the 100th anniversary (to the year anyway) of the 16th amendment, which gave congress the ability to charge income taxes.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 03:32:56 PM EST
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Right.  I keep coming back to Boston and Tax Day and Patriots' Day.  

The other point: It doesn't sound like these were very sophisticated devices, which leads me to think it's probably not international terrorism.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 06:20:07 PM EST
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The modus operandi is not unlike AQ: it's designed for maximum carnage.

But also, the lack of any acknowledgement or claims of authorship points to a certain "professionalism" in the culprits.

guaranteed to evoke a violent reaction from police is to challenge their right to "define the situation." --- David Graeber citing Marc Cooper

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 06:21:49 PM EST
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Yeah, but the AQs of the world love taking credit for this stuff.  Hell, the Islamic crazies probably take credit even when they don't do it.  

It's the domestic ones who keep their mouths shut.  

It took -- what, five years to get Rudolph?  And McVeigh was only caught so quickly because of traffic-related asshattery.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 06:25:45 PM EST
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No, Tea Partiers who see themselves starting a new revolution.

guaranteed to evoke a violent reaction from police is to challenge their right to "define the situation." --- David Graeber citing Marc Cooper
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 03:36:50 PM EST
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April 19th was the day the Waco seize was ended.  That outraged a certain rightwing crazy and was his rationale for bombing the OKC federal building on April 19th.

Rightwing nutters in this country confuse the Civil War with the Revolutionary War.

by Marie2 on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 09:39:53 PM EST
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As I pointed out, the marathon was dedicated to the Newtown victims. Some of their families have been speaking out in favour of tougher gun laws and have been attacked for that on Fox.  This might explain it.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 02:28:15 PM EST
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Or an Olympic Park? Just because reasonable people can't see why a marathon doesn't mean that nobody can, does it?
by Katrin on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 03:34:00 PM EST
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My theory is still that an episode of Rizzoli & Isles inspired this.
by IM on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 03:44:48 PM EST
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True, although the international element of the Olympics makes that one a little bit easier to figure, I think.  (Granted, always much easier long after the fact when the killer has already revealed his motive.)  That one would've suggested some kind of militiaman kind of crazy (New World Order, UN, global communism/lizard people, etc).

Marathons are more city things, and if a Rudolph type were going to bomb a marathon (at least one in the states), surely NYC would be the one to expect it to occur at?

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 06:16:10 PM EST
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Columbine, Waco, Oklahoma City, all the same week. The timing makes it seem like domestic terrorism. But the target and the bombs make it seem foreign.
by Upstate NY on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 08:35:21 PM EST
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Even by his own standard of being an anti-abortion and anti-gay warrior, the Olympic Park bombing was irrational.  It was about blowing people up and getting attention for himself.  
by Marie2 on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 09:51:31 PM EST
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I'm certain the govt. will manufacture whatever evidence they need to blame whomever they want. My guess is those anti-tar-sands-pipeline hippies.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 04:00:13 PM EST
Just want to also note, somewhat in reference to idiocy during the Atlanta bombing: Kudos to the FBI and Boston cops for keeping the Saudi guy's identity locked up.

Granted, they probably grabbed him because he looked like a Muslim, but he's apparently been cleared and I'm not aware of his name getting out.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Apr 16th, 2013 at 06:31:03 PM EST


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