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steven creamer 18th April 2013 06:35 PM

To all my Boston Friends
What has happened here in the past days has been atrocious. Terrorism is cowardice. A father woke up and had breakfast with his family, that night he came home with a son who was tragically killed by a bomb, his daughter lost a limb and his wife is in critical condition with possible brain damage. Bostonians are an extremely resilient people. Terrorism interrupted our lives, but it does'nt control us. We are a sports town and are known for it. Our biggest competition is the New York Yankees (baseball) and they all stood up and sang "Sweet Caroline" the official anthem of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the Cleveland Indians to show support for Boston. We are greatful for all of the well wishers who have come to our aid in a time of need. 3 dead, 18 lost limbs and over 178 (last count) injured. My prayers are with the thousand of people who are suffering, and the familys who have lost a loved one.

Stevie 2fingerz

KGB_I_was_NOT 18th April 2013 07:03 PM

I was in Boston exactly ten years ago, to see my husband run the Marathon. We, his friends and family, were waiting for him at the finish line, near the spot where the the attached happened. I remember the security was quite good, with multiple check points around Newbury street. Everybody who wanted to get close to the final mile had to go through security first, with bag searches, etc. If that was still in place, I don't know how anyone could get two heavy pressure cookers through. There must have been a gap somewhere, obviously.

Boston is a great city, tough people. It will come out of it even stronger than it has been. And so will the Marathon, I'm confident of it.

Lots of love to all my friends in Boston. Stay safe, stay strong and stay happy!

rhondda rudie 18th April 2013 08:38 PM

Terrible tragedy.:frown:Best wishes to all in Boston and also to the people affected by the explosion in Texas.

rhondda rudie 19th April 2013 12:46 PM

One down one to go Stevie.

steven creamer 19th April 2013 01:10 PM

UPDATE: They have the suspects on the run. Suspect #1 is dead following a shootout with police Suspect #2 is still on the run. All public transportation in Boston and surrounding areas has been suspended. Both are reportedly Brothers 19 and 20 years old. Both are said to be from Chechnya. One MIT (University) police officer is dead, and another MBTA Police officer has been wounded. I just hope that the other suspect is found alive so that they can figure out why they killed so many innocent people. I am sorry that I posted this on the bands BB, I should have posted it on General area, but I am just so enraged at this time.

Stevie 2fingerz

steven creamer 19th April 2013 01:14 PM

KGB, you are right Bostonians are a resilient people, tough and working class. Since the FBI released the photos, there has been a lot of action. We are giving a clear signal. "Dont F*&k with Boston". The greatest small city in the US of A.

Stevie 2fingerz

Baggariddim 19th April 2013 05:53 PM

Hi Steven,
Boston is a really nice city and I too am shocked and shaken by these terrible events. It has been an incredibly tragic and disturbing week on this side of the pond.
Hang tight in the meantime man. Prayers and all the best to you and the resilience of the people there.

Pigsy 19th April 2013 06:02 PM

thoughts and sympathy for all those affected. Adversity again shows the real heroes

kate13 19th April 2013 07:10 PM

It's terrible isn't it.:(

I'm watching it unfold on the news.

KGB_I_was_NOT 19th April 2013 07:23 PM

Stevie, are you in Boston right now?

Waltjo 19th April 2013 10:43 PM

:love: My thoughts and prayers are with you all xxx

queenv 21st April 2013 10:27 PM

Its becoming so sad that families cant go out to local events without fearing for their lives. Such a tragic and unnecessay loss of lives, sympathies to all of the families and the people of Boston

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