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Should the Boston Bomber get the Death Penalty?

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Re: Jihad in Boston: Death Penalty for Bomber?

Postby jimboston on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:43 pm

Phatscotty wrote:
jimboston wrote:Nope

I don't know what "we" (i.e. Boston) did that was so "strong" here.

Don't get me wrong... after the bombing a lot of people stepped up and helped others, and that's great. And I am very glad we got the guys, and hope the arrest leads to more info to nab anyone that helped them.

... but what did your average "Bostonian" or "Masshole" do that was so "strong"?


are you alluding to the over-celebration, and the USA USA chants with #1 fingers in the air?


I'm not alluding to anything.

I'm clearly stating that most of it is BS.

I understand being happy they got the guy.

I have family right there in Watertown... a brother and a sister, and I have an In-Law who lives not 2-3 blocks from where that boat is. I have friends on the Watertown and Boston PD... people I went to school with and have hung out with. So i am certainly relieved!

... but the over-celebration is BS, and the whole "BostonStrong" mentality is BS.

How were we "strong"?
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Re: Jihad in Boston: Death Penalty for Bomber?

Postby Phatscotty on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:48 pm

Yeah, I know what you mean, and I know it's hard to talk about, but politicians of course are going to exploit it and gain as much power as they can from any crisis, but I think the true heroes are the first responders and the citizens on the streets who helped. Of course all of local law enforcement and others put their lives on the lines everyday for our safety too. But the biggest problem I have, and may be unpopular, is Obama saying "the terrorists have failed". How did the terrorists fail? They carried out their attacks to the best of their ability, and then turned towns upside down for a few days and created fear and panic all across the country.

I don't know if they had other plans, but the only way the might have failed was in framing whatever group they possibly might have been trying to set-up.
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Re: People of Boston....

Postby Dukasaur on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:51 pm

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Ray Rider wrote:If lived in Boston, I think I would hit the streets and have a blast driving the empty roads. Seriously, how often do you see this?


It would be different if these guys were shooters sniping innocents along the streets or if the police were warning of additional bombs planted in various locations around the city. But shutting down life for 4+ million people just because there's a suspect or two on the run seems to be giving the criminals exactly the attention they crave.

Secondly, what kind of idiot criminals would remain in the city where they planted the bombs? You'd think any criminal in their shoes and possessing half a brain would've fled the state, if not the country, by now.


I know, right? I wonder what was the economic cost of declaring (essentially) martial law... because that should be factored into the costs of that terrorist act.

Spend a few hundred, build a couple bombs (small expense).
Kill 3 people and injure about 150, have a major US city shut down for 4 days or so (large cost).

In strictly monetary terms, terrorism is more cost-effective than conventional warfare/US counterinsurgency ops.

Always has been. One of the reasons why the U.S. is such a popular terrorist target, along with other over-reacting countries like Germany, is that terrorists can get such a big bang for their buck there. In contrast, part of the reason that Chechen terrorists in Russia and the Basques in France have gotten so little traction is that those countries have much more proportionate responses to attacks.
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Re: People of Boston....

Postby Phatscotty on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:52 pm

Dukasaur wrote:
BigBallinStalin wrote:
Ray Rider wrote:If lived in Boston, I think I would hit the streets and have a blast driving the empty roads. Seriously, how often do you see this?


It would be different if these guys were shooters sniping innocents along the streets or if the police were warning of additional bombs planted in various locations around the city. But shutting down life for 4+ million people just because there's a suspect or two on the run seems to be giving the criminals exactly the attention they crave.

Secondly, what kind of idiot criminals would remain in the city where they planted the bombs? You'd think any criminal in their shoes and possessing half a brain would've fled the state, if not the country, by now.


I know, right? I wonder what was the economic cost of declaring (essentially) martial law... because that should be factored into the costs of that terrorist act.

Spend a few hundred, build a couple bombs (small expense).
Kill 3 people and injure about 150, have a major US city shut down for 4 days or so (large cost).

In strictly monetary terms, terrorism is more cost-effective than conventional warfare/US counterinsurgency ops.

Always has been. One of the reasons why the U.S. is such a popular terrorist target, along with other over-reacting countries like Germany, is that terrorists can get such a big bang for their buck there. In contrast, part of the reason that Chechen terrorists in Russia and the Basques in France have gotten so little traction is that those countries have much more proportionate responses to attacks.


Would I be correct in rephrasing the summary of your statement as "they have balls, and we do not"?
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Re: Jihad in Boston: Death Penalty for Bomber?

Postby Juan_Bottom on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:42 pm

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Re: People of Boston....

Postby Phatscotty on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:49 pm

thegreekdog wrote:
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Phatscotty wrote:TO ARMS! TO ARMS!


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I'll hang out with her while Phatscotty goes out and gets himself shot.


wtf lulz. and....who would shoot me?
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Re: People of Boston....

Postby BigBallinStalin on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:51 pm

jimboston wrote:
BigBallinStalin wrote:
Ray Rider wrote:If lived in Boston, I think I would hit the streets and have a blast driving the empty roads. Seriously, how often do you see this?


It would be different if these guys were shooters sniping innocents along the streets or if the police were warning of additional bombs planted in various locations around the city. But shutting down life for 4+ million people just because there's a suspect or two on the run seems to be giving the criminals exactly the attention they crave.

Secondly, what kind of idiot criminals would remain in the city where they planted the bombs? You'd think any criminal in their shoes and possessing half a brain would've fled the state, if not the country, by now.


I know, right? I wonder what was the economic cost of declaring (essentially) martial law... because that should be factored into the costs of that terrorist act.

Spend a few hundred, build a couple bombs (small expense).

Kill 3 people and injure about 150, have a major US city shut down for 4 days or so (large cost).

In strictly monetary terms, terrorism is more cost-effective than conventional warfare/US counterinsurgency ops.


Um... only Watertown and parts of Boston and Cambridge were "shut down"... and it was only for a day... and it was during a school-vacation week, so it was really a slow week here anyway.


Still comes with a cost.
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Re: People of Boston....

Postby Phatscotty on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:52 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:I'll hang out with her while Phatscotty goes out and gets himself shot.

Now here is logic.


--Andy


lulz. Where do you people come from? Care you go into detail about your logic? Maybe you can tell me who it is that's gonna shoot me, or why???
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Re: Jihad in Boston: Death Penalty for Bomber?

Postby Juan_Bottom on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:53 pm

Boston Bombing Hero Who Identified Suspect Resorts To Online Fundraising To Pay His Medical Bills (UPDATED)



In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, Jeff Bauman’s image was seared into the American consciousness. An extremely graphic photo of Bauman being escorted in a wheelchair with most of his legs blown off quickly went viral. Bauman’s stock rose even further after reports surfaced that he had looked into the eyes of one of the bombing suspects minutes before the explosion, and that the moment he awoke from emergency care, he gave law enforcement critical information that substantially narrowed their field of suspects. But while police continue to scour the streets for at-large suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 27-year-old Bauman is scouring the internet for donations to help pay for his outsized medical bills.

Bauman’s friends created the page “Bucks For Bauman!” on the gofundme.com crowdfunding service. The money raised through donations to the site are meant to help Jeff and his family pay the exorbitant costs of his surgeries, ongoing medical care, and physical therapy. Since Tuesday, when the site was launched, Americans from across the country have poured in $158,294 in donations — over half of the overall $300,000 goal.

Bauman has been fortunate enough to receive an impressive number of donations to help him pay his bills, and his uncle plans to buy him his first pair of prosthetic legs. But many other victims in the Boston bombings may not be as fortunate. The cost of treating the bombing survivors’ injuries is expected to exceed $9 million. The out-of-pocket costs associated with that treatment could bury many of the victims financially, even if they do have insurance — unless hospitals, insurers, and charitable foundations swoop in to help, as they did after the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
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Re: Jihad in Boston: Death Penalty for Bomber?

Postby BigBallinStalin on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:55 pm

Ah, an example of free markets. Thanks, JB.
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Re: Jihad in Boston: Death Penalty for Bomber?

Postby Phatscotty on Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:10 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:Ah, an example of free markets. Thanks, JB.


of course, it's something that needs to be "resorted to" per the title...
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Re: Jihad in Boston: Death Penalty for Bomber?

Postby Juan_Bottom on Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:37 pm

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I don't understand either.



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Word is, this Boston Policeman went on a milk run for a mother who was stuck in her home with two children inside the perimeter.
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Re: Jihad in Boston: Death Penalty for Bomber?

Postby saxitoxin on Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:57 pm

Juan_Bottom wrote:Boston Bombing Hero Who Identified Suspect Resorts To Online Fundraising To Pay His Medical Bills (UPDATED)



In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, Jeff Bauman’s image was seared into the American consciousness. An extremely graphic photo of Bauman being escorted in a wheelchair with most of his legs blown off quickly went viral. Bauman’s stock rose even further after reports surfaced that he had looked into the eyes of one of the bombing suspects minutes before the explosion, and that the moment he awoke from emergency care, he gave law enforcement critical information that substantially narrowed their field of suspects. But while police continue to scour the streets for at-large suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 27-year-old Bauman is scouring the internet for donations to help pay for his outsized medical bills.

Bauman’s friends created the page “Bucks For Bauman!” on the gofundme.com crowdfunding service. The money raised through donations to the site are meant to help Jeff and his family pay the exorbitant costs of his surgeries, ongoing medical care, and physical therapy. Since Tuesday, when the site was launched, Americans from across the country have poured in $158,294 in donations — over half of the overall $300,000 goal.

Bauman has been fortunate enough to receive an impressive number of donations to help him pay his bills, and his uncle plans to buy him his first pair of prosthetic legs. But many other victims in the Boston bombings may not be as fortunate. The cost of treating the bombing survivors’ injuries is expected to exceed $9 million. The out-of-pocket costs associated with that treatment could bury many of the victims financially, even if they do have insurance — unless hospitals, insurers, and charitable foundations swoop in to help, as they did after the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado.


Obviously Bauman is lying or this is a scam. Obamacare is now in place and, even if it wasn't, Massachusetts has had Romneycare - on which Obamacare is modeled - for awhile.

In keeping with my previous pledge not to criticize Obama until May if Hagel was approved, I hereby denounce Bauman as a sniveling Tea Partier or Naderite who is simply trying to embarass Obama.
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Postby 2dimes on Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:06 pm

Katherine Hagel? I approve.
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Re: Jihad in Boston: Death Penalty for Bomber?

Postby saxitoxin on Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:08 pm

I don't know how terrorism is defined in the U.S. Code, but if the suspect committed all the crimes in Massachusetts, built the bombs in Massachusetts, sourced the parts in Massachusetts, didn't attack a federal facility, didn't consult with others outside Massachusetts and was already living in Massachusetts for other reasons, how exactly could they try this in federal court instead of in the Commonwealth?
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