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    At least 29 people have been injured in an explosion in New York City, officials say.
    The injuries are not life-threatening but one is serious. The cause of the blast is unclear but Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was "intentional".
    Witnesses described a "deafening" blast in the Chelsea district around 21:00 (01:00 GMT on Sunday).
    It came just hours after a pipe bomb exploded in a bin in a New Jersey town, shortly before a charity race there.
    Witnesses said people ran in all directions following the "incredibly loud" blast on Saturday night in New York.
    Chelsea, one of the most fashionable districts of Manhattan, has bars and restaurants that are crowded in the weekend.
    Mr de Blasio later described the blast as an "intentional act". However he added that there was no evidence so far of terror links, or of any connection with the New Jersey bomb explosion.
    He said the FBI was investigating.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37399592


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    Bomb explosion in New York.

    This just popped up on my news feed.

    Is everyone OK?
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    • #3
      The mayor of New York stated that it was an 'intentional' act.

      No kidding.

      He is dumber than a bag full of hammers.

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      • #4
        By the time I went to bed at midnight, it had been announced that a second device had been located in a dumpster four blocks to the north, and that the bomb squad was working to disarm it.

        Ironically, 18 years ago I worked just a few yards east of the explosion, at a firm that handled payroll for the entertainment industry. They rented their offices in NY's largest masonic hall.
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        • #5
          To be fair he is right. Very few people accidentally plant a bomb. I can understand them being a bit vague about who planted it as well. Odds are that it is a bacon dodger that's done it. But there's a chance it's. A homegrown tosser as well. It's early days. No point in stirring things up to soon.

          Glad to hear that you are OK Slick, keep your head down. It's looking like they are aiming at you.
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          • #6
            To be fair, de Blasio's comment is reasonable and does clarify matters because an explosion in a city could have be caused by a gas leak, industrial accident or inflammable material ignited by a fire.

            About ten years ago I worked at quite a large government office building and our assembly point in the case of a fire was over the road, just outside this place:

            https://www.chinesefireworks.co.uk/

            I swear they were trying to get rid of us on the cheap!

            Anyway glad to hear there are no fatalities.

            EDIT: "Huge explosion" in Barcelona, one dead and 15 injured. This one looks to be unintentional, gas technicians investigating.

            http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7314551.html
            Last edited by VillyVonka; 18 Sep 16, 09:23.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DARKPLACE View Post
              To be fair he is right. Very few people accidentally plant a bomb. I can understand them being a bit vague about who planted it as well. Odds are that it is a bacon dodger that's done it. But there's a chance it's. A homegrown tosser as well. It's early days. No point in stirring things up to soon.

              Glad to hear that you are OK Slick, keep your head down. It's looking like they are aiming at you.
              He was being vague because most Americans associate terrorism exclusively with Islamic terrorism. There are other internal threats besides Islamic terrorists: far left socialist/communist types (ie: Occupy Wall Street), Black nationalists/separatists (ie: BLM). Puerto Rican separatists (ie: FALN), eco-terrorists, far-right wing nuts, etc.

              A source told me that both locations happen to be home to a bank.

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              • #8
                There was an attack on the Semper 5 race in aid of the Marines as well. Seems to be a cell active in the New York area.

                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37396684

                The New York attack used the same bomb type as was used in Boston in 2013.
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                • #9
                  A active cancerous cell in a progressive paradise.
                  Am I correct according to the official position here ?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Surrey View Post
                    There was an attack on the Semper 5 race in aid of the Marines as well. Seems to be a cell active in the New York area.

                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37396684

                    The New York attack used the same bomb type as was used in Boston in 2013.
                    But the one in NJ didn't - and apparently the design of the Boston one has been around on the Internet for some time (and the Boston bombers may have got it from there) so this doesn't really tell us anything. Certainly there could be more than one lot of homicidal loons around.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sebfrench76 View Post
                      A active cancerous cell in a progressive paradise.
                      Am I correct according to the official position here ?
                      I'm working of the UK papers, Seb. Currently its seventy percent in favour of one of the sons of the desert thirty percent chance of it being homegrown talent. The high percentage for homegrown talent being down to the lack of bits of bomber.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DARKPLACE View Post
                        The high percentage for homegrown talent being down to the lack of bits of bomber.
                        Which may be an erroneous assumption. If it's one or more very small but organised cells 'they' may want to protect their scarce "talent" - particularly if they are having to use their bomb makers to place the bombs. Suicide type attacks tend to apply when
                        1. there is a useful surplus of willing idiots available
                        2. the attackers are self motivated insane solitaires or very small groups who are all willing idiots (in which cases the killing devices devices tend to be crude to the extreme).
                        3. the target is so big/valuable that 'they' are prepared to sacrifice some of the more intelligent types


                        Essentially there is not enough evidence to come to any intelligent conclusion yet
                        Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                        Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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                        • #13
                          Threads merged.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DARKPLACE View Post
                            I'm working of the UK papers, Seb. Currently its seventy percent in favour of one of the sons of the desert thirty percent chance of it being homegrown talent. The high percentage for homegrown talent being down to the lack of bits of bomber.
                            The Boston bombers were from Chechnya. Foreign terrorists don't have to be Arabs.

                            Surprised more Americans haven't posted.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sebfrench76 View Post
                              A active cancerous cell in a progressive paradise.
                              Am I correct according to the official position here ?
                              Pretty much, despite the snarky language.

                              You have terrorists and bombings in your own nation. Are you also a "progressive paradise" housing "an active cancerous cell"? Or maybe just another freedom loving nation under attack by terrorism?
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