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mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
Roupen Bastajian, a 35-year-old state trooper from Smithfield, R.I., had just finished the race when they put the heat blanket wrap on him and he heard the first blast.

I started running toward the blast...

What kind of courage does it take to run toward the blast? What kind of instinct?

Anyone trained in bombings is trained to understand that second blasts are used to kill responders rushing to the scene. And yet this (apparently off-duty) state trooper did just that.

Are basketball players heroes, or are the real heroes everyday joes like this guy?
abrams

Sport climber
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:23pm PT
The scum that did this will pay
WBraun

climber
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
This is fuked up no matter how you look at it ...

slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
God Damn savages
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
You wonder with so many reported amputations if the blast wasn't designed to cut them off at the legs. Damn cruel irony for marathon runners. That picture conveys a lot, I hope that guy will run with prosthetics one day.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
Are basketball players heroes

hell no, not in my book. neither are pro baseball, football, or hockey players.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
I would never have clicked on the pictures. My imagination runs crazy in plain everyday life. But W.Braun clicked for me. My heart is torn into 50 million pieces, for that man and the others injured or killed. Oh God......

But my heart is even more torn for the heart of darkness that perpetrated this. There is good on this planet and there is evil ....everyday each person makes a choice in both little and big ways.
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
Roupen Bastajian, a 35-year-old state trooper from Smithfield, R.I., had just finished the race when they put the heat blanket wrap on him and he heard the first blast.

I started running toward the blast...

What kind of courage does it take to run toward the blast? What kind of instinct?

I don't know, after my one and only marathon, I could not really walk after the finish line, could not even stand. Not saying I don't believe it, just stood out as a little odd that someone who had just ran a marathon was in any condition to do much.
Fortunately there aren't that many people who seem to think blowing up random people is a good idea; unfortunately there are a few.
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
Sorry to report that one of the dead is an 8 year old boy. I hope they catch the bastards.
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
Boston globe reports the guy in the photo ran PB of 2;33 and was waiting for his wife to finish

Bring these savages to my house for sentencing,, no problem
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
The person/people who did this probably thought they were justified in this horrific actions and doing good not evil. How f*#ked up is that. If they could forget everything they know and just use logic and reason to discern good from evil they would come to the conclusion that it's never justified to kill or hurt innocent people. But they have allowed themselves to be brainwashed to the point of thinking the worst, evil things possible are somehow supporting their f*#ked up cause. I don't think you'll ever weed out all these messed up people, and first you have to look for them and take them out whenever possible, but we should also be trying to educate people all over the world that they should use their own brains to figure out right and wrong and when someone tells them violence against innocent people is somehow justified don't believe that bullsh#t.
abrams

Sport climber
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
Reportedly Boston shut down cell phone service in the area within minutes to prevent any detonations triggered that way. Shows how extremely well prepared
Boston is for this.

And it led to many people being unable to call loved ones and let them know they are ok.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/04/15/boston_marathon_explosion_cell_service_shut_down_by_police_to_prevent_remote.html
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
Right fet---- take them out

If you wanna kill civilians- coward

there's been a lot of whacked sh&t in Boston.. this is right up there.
Gene

climber
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
We don't know squat about who did this. We will know soon enough.

For now I suggest sending prayers/vibes/good thought, whatever you want to call it, to the victims, their families, and the first responders.

g
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
well

we have no idea at this time "who" did it

immediate assumptions are people from the Middle East (Ron)

and JHedge concludes "right wing" terrorism


remember the Oklahoma bombing?

it was a white guy, an American, "Timothy"
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
YES- esp the 8 year old who died....
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
The scum that did this will pay

And if the scum that did this is from another country, thousands of innocents will pay along with them.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 15, 2013 - 07:00pm PT
I was at work in NH when it happened.

Cell service was nil, the lines were all busy, my coworkers and I speculated that something bad had happened. Sadly we were right.

My thoughts go out to all those involved.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Apr 15, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
My heart goes out to the victims, their families, and to the people of Boston.

I love running marathons and the culture around the events. It boils my blood to think how a positive event like the Boston marathon has turned into a blood bath.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 15, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
So if it were to turn out to be Saudis (again, although my knee-jerk reaction is the same as Hedge's), which country would we start a BS war in this time?

I mean, last time, we bombed Afghanistan and invaded Iraq. Maybe this time it'll be Bangladesh and Norway...neither has f*#k-all to do with anything, but neither did Iraq, and after the last time it's clear that we sure as hell won't actually go after Saudi Arabia.
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