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Man Miraculously Survives Boston AND Texas Explosions
kickin country ^ | 4/19 | kickin country

Posted on 04/19/2013 7:11:26 AM PDT by RummyChick

Seconds after Joe Berti, 43, crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the first bomb exploded. Joe’s wife, Amy, was near the finish line to take a photograph of her husband finishing the 26.2 mile race. He was uninjured.

Shortly after, the second bomb exploded.

Amy was only 10 yards away from the bomb and was also miraculously unhurt, although, the woman next to her had her leg torn off from the knee down.

I had just run to the finish line and… (moments) later I heard the first explosion, and then turned around and saw the smoke,” he said. “I knew immediately that it was a bomb. … Then the second explosion occurred and I saw a wave of people running.”

Two days later, the couple had returned to their home state of Texas. As he was traveling home from a meeting on Interstate 35, he felt his second explosion in two days. The fertilizer plant in West, Texas exploded.

(Excerpt) Read more at kikn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bombing; bostonmarathon; survivors; westtexas
needs to play the lottery
1 posted on 04/19/2013 7:11:26 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I was once hit by the same hurricane in two different places, but this.....


2 posted on 04/19/2013 7:13:07 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: RummyChick

Lottery ticket...today


3 posted on 04/19/2013 7:14:03 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: RummyChick

Has a new nickname: ‘LUCKY’.


4 posted on 04/19/2013 7:14:22 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: RummyChick

It’s not without precedent. About 200 survivors of the Hiroshima bombing sought refuge in Nagasaki in time for a second helping.


5 posted on 04/19/2013 7:16:28 AM PDT by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: RummyChick

Miracles can and do happen.


6 posted on 04/19/2013 7:17:46 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: RummyChick

I was thinking the same thing!! Wow!


7 posted on 04/19/2013 7:18:04 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: RummyChick

no, he needs to stay the heck away from me!


8 posted on 04/19/2013 7:24:24 AM PDT by NonValueAdded
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To: RummyChick

I’m NOT inviting him to my weekend BBQ!


9 posted on 04/19/2013 7:26:13 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: toolman1401
Has a new nickname: ‘LUCKY’.

really? haha... i see it differently... just let me know where he is going to be at all times, and i will make sure i am not there!

10 posted on 04/19/2013 7:27:23 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: RummyChick
And curiously, he was visiting his relatives in Sandy Hook when Lanza went nuts, after having caught The Dark Knight Batman Movie in Colorado prior to that.

Oh, and he nearly crashed the Hindenberg into the Titanic.

11 posted on 04/19/2013 7:29:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Spirochete
"About 200 survivors of the Hiroshima bombing sought refuge in Nagasaki in time for a second helping."

Ironically funny, but NOT funny at the same time.

12 posted on 04/19/2013 7:30:02 AM PDT by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: clintonh8r
No kidding?

I once stayed in a place where the same named tropical storm passed over us three times in 21 days.

(We need to stay out of those places)

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

This is one reason why I lock up when people ask if I believe in "coincidence."

They get irritated when I ask them to first define their terms. Clearly, there are coincidences. So what are you asking?

The discussion breaks down after that. The Socratic method, these days, apparently just gets you a tall glass of "STFU," the modern Hemlock.

Don't know if this example qualifies, but I left Honolulu, once, southwest bound for Sydney on a Pan Am 707. It was about 10 PM on October 30, and we crossed the International Dateline about local midnight, and the calendar flipped to November 1. So we missed Halloween, which was no great loss. If you have to skip a day that's a good'un.

13 posted on 04/19/2013 7:40:09 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: RummyChick

Stay away from him, bad luck follows him.


14 posted on 04/19/2013 7:48:30 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: RummyChick

Sounds like he unintentionally did, and won. I wouldn’t push it much further...


15 posted on 04/19/2013 7:57:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: carriage_hill
It would really be wrong to play a practical joke on him.


16 posted on 04/19/2013 8:16:42 AM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Lockbar

I had heard of one man, a resident of Nagasaki who happened to be in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, who went back to Nagasaki in time for the bomb on August 9, and survived...but had not heard that there were about 200 people like him.


17 posted on 04/19/2013 8:17:46 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: RummyChick

More like he needs to secure a million $ + insurance policy with double indemnity for accidential death.


18 posted on 04/19/2013 8:26:11 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Robert DeLong

bttt


19 posted on 04/19/2013 8:26:55 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: RummyChick

I’m not sure if I want to hang out with this guy, or stay as far away from him as possible.


20 posted on 04/19/2013 8:31:28 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: RummyChick

Also recall Mr. McLean, who left Manassas VA after First Bull Run for ... Appomattox. And had Lee surrender to Grant in his sitting room.


21 posted on 04/19/2013 8:54:37 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: RummyChick
No wonder this guy is smiling ... ... he must be part cat.
22 posted on 04/19/2013 10:00:39 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell, Huxley and Rand warned us about 0bama's USA)
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To: shove_it

His new twitch barely shows in the picture.


23 posted on 04/19/2013 10:41:14 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: RummyChick

You don’t want him within 50 miles of your house if you’re planning on deep frying a turkey.


24 posted on 04/19/2013 10:43:51 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RummyChick

snip

Joe Berti went back to work. On Wednesday, he had a daylong meeting in Dallas, followed by a museum tour. He was heading home on Interstate 35 and nearing Waco Wednesday night when he saw black smoke up ahead to his left. As he drove closer, he saw — and felt — his second explosion in two days.

He didn’t know what he had just witnessed — but he pulled over and took a picture, then continued driving after debris fell on his car.

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/greater_waco/west/marathon-runner-witnesses-boston-west-disasters/article_e609c3e8-f38d-5f07-850d-5729470b6fd0.html


25 posted on 04/19/2013 10:55:22 AM PDT by deport
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To: RummyChick

Joe, look, yer a great guy but could you, like, call before you’re planning a visit? Thks...


26 posted on 04/19/2013 11:01:35 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: TigersEye

Oldie but a goodie; I still laugh at that pic.


27 posted on 04/19/2013 11:56:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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