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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:47 pm

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deerdree wrote:I have to leave for the airport but I'm almost frozen in spot. I don't want to go out there. :-(. I don't know what the coverage is like in Canada but the news station here is terrifying.

"Police not positive that explosions are done".

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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby Stampie » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:50 pm

This is sickening, WTF? This kind of reminds me of the bombing at the Atlanta Games back in 1996.

Any word on KenB?

Dee - This is certainly un-nerving to be jumping on a plane right after this occured. Hugs to you!
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby purdy65 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:50 pm

CAW wrote:
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purdy65 wrote:Ken has not checked in and he was VERY close to finishing.



Very worried about him and two people from Kingston who were around his time all through the race.

This has really shaken me.


Me too :( :( A lot!

CNN keeps showing footage from the finish line as the initial explosion happened...can anyone identify Ken in the melee from the shot?


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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby ceileigh » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:50 pm

Cornwall runners checked in. One of the runners phoned on behalf of all of them and the CMS club posted on their site so that is one group ok. sigh. Now for the RM runners and my niece's friend.

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Postby deerdree » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:51 pm

The friend that I'm visiting is a doctor and at work today. She said the staff are crying and they are calling for all hands on deck in the ER. People are having a lot of trouble getting through on land lines so lots of ppl relying on texts to check in.

I've seen the footage a dozen times. I haven't seen Ken.

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Postby turd ferguson » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:52 pm

I keep looking at that guy in orange going down in the middle of the course. Ken's bigger than that, right?
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Postby Irongirl » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:53 pm

OMG.

I coworker just told me about this.
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Postby Doonst » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:53 pm

Online tracking has him at the 40 k mark at 2:44, the bombs went off 5-6 minutes later. He should be about a full kilometer away at the time.
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby RA. » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:53 pm

deerdree wrote:The friend that I'm visiting is a doctor and at work today. She said the staff are crying and they are calling for all hands on deck in the ER. People are having a lot of trouble getting through on land lines so lots of ppl relying on texts to check in.

I've seen the footage a dozen times. I haven't seen Ken.
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby Hammie » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:54 pm

my godfather was running today, but his half split puts him away from the finish line at the time of the explosion - I hope he's ok as well as Ken.
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Postby braveheart » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:54 pm

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ceileigh wrote:reports of explosion at boston marathon finish line - 20-30 people injured in front of Boston Public Library after explosion at finish line of Boston Marathon - twitter is going crazy and social media is flooding with photos ... :shock:


Just got a cbc news alert about this. Absolutely horrifying.


Kept wondering why my phone was going crazy but did not have a chance to check it until now. Praying for all.
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Postby Doonst » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:54 pm

turd ferguson wrote:I keep looking at that guy in orange going down in the middle of the course. Ken's bigger than that, right?

Not anymore, he is much slimmer these days.
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Postby horselady » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:54 pm

One of my employees is there . He just checked in. He crossed finish about 20 minutes before the explosions. He texted he felt the ground shake. The pictures are scarey! Praying for all others


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Postby ultraslacker » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:54 pm

RA. wrote:
deerdree wrote:The friend that I'm visiting is a doctor and at work today. She said the staff are crying and they are calling for all hands on deck in the ER. People are having a lot of trouble getting through on land lines so lots of ppl relying on texts to check in.

I've seen the footage a dozen times. I haven't seen Ken.
Stay safe, Dee. Check in with us.

Ken SHOULD be ok. It seems it was people watching that were hurt moreso than runners.


spectators and volunteers. :(
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Postby DougG » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:55 pm

How sad and scary. :( :( Let's hope it was an accident.
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby Irongirl » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:56 pm

Doonst wrote:Online tracking has him at the 40 k mark at 2:44, the bombs went off 5-6 minutes later. He should be about a full kilometer away at the time.


thanks for the math.....that helps me.

what a horrible tragedy.
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Postby Darth Tater » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:57 pm

ultraslacker wrote:
RA. wrote:
deerdree wrote:The friend that I'm visiting is a doctor and at work today. She said the staff are crying and they are calling for all hands on deck in the ER. People are having a lot of trouble getting through on land lines so lots of ppl relying on texts to check in.

I've seen the footage a dozen times. I haven't seen Ken.
Stay safe, Dee. Check in with us.

Ken SHOULD be ok. It seems it was people watching that were hurt moreso than runners.


spectators and volunteers. :(

From the Deadspin website that Mike linked above: The marathon was being run in honor of the victims of the Newtown massacre. Some families were apparently watching from near the finish line....
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Postby Tori » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:59 pm

What an awful thing to see. I am hoping everyone is ok.

Dee - sending you vibes to unfreeze yourself and get safely home.

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Postby Hammie » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:00 pm

deerdree wrote:The friend that I'm visiting is a doctor and at work today. She said the staff are crying and they are calling for all hands on deck in the ER. People are having a lot of trouble getting through on land lines so lots of ppl relying on texts to check in.

I've seen the footage a dozen times. I haven't seen Ken.


Dee - apparently boston airspace has been shut down. Maybe check the airport's twitter feed before you leave?
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Postby CAW » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:02 pm

The guy CBS just interviewed was Scotty's cousin Bryan, the best man at our wedding.
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Postby AndyM » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:03 pm

Hoping an praying for all our RM people. I heard from a co worker who is safe. Thinking of everyone who is there and might be in trouble.

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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby Stampie » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:03 pm

Darth Tater wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:
RA. wrote:
deerdree wrote:The friend that I'm visiting is a doctor and at work today. She said the staff are crying and they are calling for all hands on deck in the ER. People are having a lot of trouble getting through on land lines so lots of ppl relying on texts to check in.

I've seen the footage a dozen times. I haven't seen Ken.
Stay safe, Dee. Check in with us.

Ken SHOULD be ok. It seems it was people watching that were hurt moreso than runners.


spectators and volunteers. :(

From the Deadspin website that Mike linked above: The marathon was being run in honor of the victims of the Newtown massacre. Some families were apparently watching from near the finish line....

If Newtown has not gone through enough, and now has to deal with this possibility. I'm at a loss for words. Those were certainly some graphic photo's. My thoughts & prayers go out to everyone!
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Postby ultraslacker » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:03 pm

Hammie wrote:
deerdree wrote:The friend that I'm visiting is a doctor and at work today. She said the staff are crying and they are calling for all hands on deck in the ER. People are having a lot of trouble getting through on land lines so lots of ppl relying on texts to check in.

I've seen the footage a dozen times. I haven't seen Ken.


Dee - apparently boston airspace has been shut down. Maybe check the airport's twitter feed before you leave?


Maybe better to stay put for now anyway. :(
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Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Postby Joe Dwarf » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:04 pm

CNN says "at least 6" are injured, so conflicting reports so far. Heartfelt wishes for the safety of all but especially all our maniac friends.

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Postby bruyere » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:04 pm

Hammie wrote:
deerdree wrote:The friend that I'm visiting is a doctor and at work today. She said the staff are crying and they are calling for all hands on deck in the ER. People are having a lot of trouble getting through on land lines so lots of ppl relying on texts to check in.

I've seen the footage a dozen times. I haven't seen Ken.


Dee - apparently boston airspace has been shut down. Maybe check the airport's twitter feed before you leave?

Their Twitter feed hasn't been updated (I've been checking ... wondering for D)

The flight status page shows things are normal, but there are also reports about devices at airport hotels...

It does seem Logan is closed. But I can't find OFFICIAL tweets saying that.
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