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Anyone Recognize This Guy?

Posted on 04/17/2013 5:10:43 AM PDT by wolfman23601



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Long shot, but call the authorities.
1 posted on 04/17/2013 5:10:44 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

Hey, could be, afterall, Brennen is part of that ilk.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 5:13:35 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: wolfman23601

Those pics are already all over the Internet. Someone probably has called.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 5:13:37 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

Caught it on FB and didn’t see it posted here. Just trying my part of catching whoever did it.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 5:15:20 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

thanks. He looks like he is not with anyone and holding that backpack tight.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 5:17:24 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: saganite; wolfman

NEVER assume that someone else called.....CALL.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 5:18:00 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: wolfman23601
Hooray! It's a white guy!
7 posted on 04/17/2013 5:20:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: wolfman23601

Is there a pulled back version? Where is he relative to the blasts?


8 posted on 04/17/2013 5:20:49 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: wolfman23601

Looks to me as if this guy is posing for the camera to make absolutely sure the persons can see he is obviously a white guy.

Smells like a photoshop job.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 5:21:15 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: wolfman23601
He sure seems interested in that camera getting his pic...

;-\

10 posted on 04/17/2013 5:22:45 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Barbie O'Bunga ~ America's First Fly-Strewn, Maggot-Gagging Fag President")
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To: Spartan302

It could just be a guy holding a backpack.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 5:23:39 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/)
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To: wolfman23601

He is using his left hand to support his right arm, as if the pack is very heavy. The backpack looks a little small to hold a standard size pressure cooker though.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 5:24:09 AM PDT by Toskrin
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To: Gargantua

I don’t think he’s looking at the camera. It looks like he’s looking down the road.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 5:24:53 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: wolfman23601

If there were an incendiary device in there, wouldn’t the backpack have been blown to smithereens? Isn’t the fact that it seems to have large pieces intact proof that there wasn’t a bomb in there?


14 posted on 04/17/2013 5:26:05 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: wolfman23601

Note to self: get broad brimmed hat.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 5:28:33 AM PDT by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yeah, my first thought too.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 5:28:36 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: wolfman23601

The backpack looks like it has something heavy in it.

I had to do a doubletake; in the one photo, it looks like he’s looking straight at the camera - but perhaps not.

Still, if anyone knows who this person is, yes, call the authorities. Who knows? It might be some schlub, but then again, it might be the bomber.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 5:28:46 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: old and tired

I agree...too much of the duffel bag is left intact. The “loner” in the photo appears to be holding a back pack...with the same handle material.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 5:34:35 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Mourning in America.)
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To: wolfman23601

That’s probably who the FBI HOPES “concerned citizens” will turn in.

This looks wayyyyy too easy.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 5:34:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: old and tired

All blasts are incindiary, it is the escaping gasses that propel outward. My guess is the explosive was set in the bottom with the bottom of the pressure cooker forming a similar shape to that of a claymore. With the pack on the ground, the force would have shot upward, blowing the nails etc up and pretty much parallel to the street, hence the number of limbs hit and small children killed.

Gun powder used so it is not sophisticated. Probably an alarm watch for a timer, battery for igniter and perhaps a firework for a detonator. Something one can make in their garage.

Two devices though means one of two things...either one guy who cas able to retrieve both bombs from nearby or two people acting in tandem.

If it is the guy in the picture, and we do not know that for sure, it is definitely a white guy.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 5:36:14 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: wolfman23601

His name is Bill


21 posted on 04/17/2013 5:44:04 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Spartan302

Do we even know that the “man in the crowd” photo is really from this year’s Marathon? There have been several hoax “Boston Maraton” photos circulating on Facebook, including one of a young girl running in a race that was later shown to be from a different event entirely.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 5:45:28 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Spartan302

He’s probably lying in the hospital with his arm and leg blown off.


23 posted on 04/17/2013 5:45:32 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t care what color the perp is, as long as they catch the bast*rd!


24 posted on 04/17/2013 5:47:54 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: wolfman23601

He is not a skinhead, no Nazi markings visible. Just a father waiting for his son/daughter to finish the race and holding their backpack.

If he had a towel on his head, then it would be a definite clue.


25 posted on 04/17/2013 5:48:38 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Hooray! It's a white guy!

Christ. Fire up the conspiracy generator. This is gonna get ugly.

Salon has an article up where they're just begging for this to be a white guy. It's like they want "knock em down a notch" for some reason. What the Hell have white people ever done to deserve this sort of unmitigated derision?

26 posted on 04/17/2013 5:50:11 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

At this stage I suspect more of the FBI seeding false direction such as finding a gold nugget on a golf course such as this being the perp.

Like a birther thread and any of the numerous fake revelations and documents.

You have a very very strong motivation to get a white person established now while the branding irons are hot so to speak.


27 posted on 04/17/2013 5:54:46 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: wolfman23601
Nope

With 20-30lbs of bomb in that bag, it'd be sagging big time, and it's readily apparent in the largest of the photos in that collage that it's NOT.

Look at the profile of the fabric along the top of the bag .. it would be stretched downward from the strain.

28 posted on 04/17/2013 5:54:59 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: EEGator

He’s probably checking out a woman in 2” running shorts.


29 posted on 04/17/2013 5:55:03 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: old and tired

The backpack doesn’t appear to be sagging as if something heavy were in it.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 5:55:58 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

That’s what I’d be doing.


31 posted on 04/17/2013 5:56:52 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: wolfman23601

Well....not for nothing but my 21 years in the military tells me that if that was the bag that contained the bomb there wouldn’t be all THAT much of it left......


32 posted on 04/17/2013 5:57:07 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: old and tired

Low velocity explosions (black powder) tend to tear / rip apart. That is why they make rather poor pipe bombs. Easy to set off but they are not fast enough to shatter the pipe case. The cases tend to stretch and then rip. The force of the explosion traveling the path of least resistance.

Now something made out of a high velocity explosive (TNT, nitroglycerin, etc) will “powder” or “shatter” the pipe casing adding their fragments to the damage spray. The damage spray tends to travel in all directions.

This is from my Army improvised explosives and booby traps class in the ‘80’s


33 posted on 04/17/2013 5:57:10 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Perdogg
I thought the bomb was heavy and any person had to get help carrying it. Could the bomb be held the way this man is holding the backpack. It seems too light. This poor man must have a ham samich in that backpack.
34 posted on 04/17/2013 5:58:11 AM PDT by angcat
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To: wolfman23601

It doesn’t look very heavy.


35 posted on 04/17/2013 5:58:43 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: wolfman23601

Give him a stocking cap and he’d be a dead ringer for Michael Nesmith, 20 years ago....


36 posted on 04/17/2013 5:59:26 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: rarestia
Salon has an article up where they're just begging for this to be a white guy.

That's why I said it.

37 posted on 04/17/2013 6:00:35 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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He looks pretty off.. Especially in the eyes. Good job spotting him! Did you report this??


38 posted on 04/17/2013 6:02:34 AM PDT by TabithaBliss (Obama's a tyrant!)
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To: angcat

Yep! You got it. This is probably why Walid Shoebat suggested baby strollers.

Don’t have to lug it around.. can easily push it into a crowd of people.


39 posted on 04/17/2013 6:04:51 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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"What the Hell have white people ever done to deserve this sort of unmitigated derision?"

Intelligence, productivity, need more??

40 posted on 04/17/2013 6:06:16 AM PDT by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: JaguarXKE
I don’t care what color the perp is, as long as they catch the bast*rd!

The reason I said it was because of this.

41 posted on 04/17/2013 6:08:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: wolfman23601; All
Ok, do this :

find a pressure cooker
dump in a couple pounds of sand to simulate gunpower
throw in an alarm clock and an extension cord to simulate the timer/wiring
empty half your junk drawer in there to act as 'shrapnel'
put the lid on and tape it down if needed
now put the whole rig in a small day pack
pick it up and hold it in front of you, one or both arms doesn't matter

Now, have someone take a picture of it and post it here
Unless it's resting on your dog or a child's head, it won't look anything like what's in that guy's arms.

/.02

42 posted on 04/17/2013 6:09:54 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: wolfman23601

dont think for a minute the fbi isnt on this website monitoring - a phone call would be redundant


43 posted on 04/17/2013 6:12:56 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: wolfman23601

He looks like an Occupy type....just sayin’.


44 posted on 04/17/2013 6:14:09 AM PDT by madison10
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Good question: Do we even know that the “man in the crowd” photo is really from this year’s Marathon?

The woman in pink seems dressed for a warm day. I think most people I saw this year were bundled up for cooler weather.


45 posted on 04/17/2013 6:16:58 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: madison10

I don’t think he is looking at the camera on purpose, he may just be watching the race.


46 posted on 04/17/2013 6:17:01 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Revelation 911

Phone call is unnecessary unless you know who the guy is.


47 posted on 04/17/2013 6:17:10 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Lockbar

“What the Hell have white people ever done to deserve this sort of unmitigated derision?”

Intelligence, productivity, need more??
..................
Create the greatest civilization the world has every known and then throw it away.


48 posted on 04/17/2013 6:18:38 AM PDT by ckilmer
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To: Perdogg
The backpack doesn’t appear to be sagging as if something heavy were in it.

Agree. The straps don't seem compressed very tightly down onto the arm. The pack itself shows little strain, as if the pack contained only light items, perhaps a jacket, a water bottle, and a sack lunch.

But perhaps we are thinking old fashioned, heavy pressure cooker, when none was used? The gray strapping seems to match...but then we don't know where this pic came from.

I could be wrong, but it doesn't look like more than a few pounds of whatever is in that bag. It could be enough, if we are not married to the pressure cooker idea.

Whatever it is...if it's that guy, I still can't imagine rational thought putting together tax day "protest" with random bombing/killings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. What could be the connection? Why there? Because some disgruntled sociopathic whack-job lives in the area? Can either easily enough drive there, or ride a bus? Wants to hurt people, so goes for where there is a concentration of people? That last part "wants to hurt people" is obviously part of it all. Two explosions are not likely to have been accidental detonation of somebodies pipe-bomb playtoy.

49 posted on 04/17/2013 6:20:45 AM PDT by BlueDragon (drinking tea leads to right wing racism. gospel according to chrissy the sissy matthews)
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To: rarestia
This is gonna get ugly.

And stupid.

50 posted on 04/17/2013 6:22:43 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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