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ARSON RAMPAGE LEAVES 2 DEAD 18 blazes within 2 hours...
BOSTON.com - BOSTON GLOBE ^ | December 28, 2009 | By John M. Guilfoil

Posted on 12/28/2009 3:07:37 AM PST by Cindy

"Arson rampage leaves 2 men dead"

"18 blazes within 2 hours strike homes, cars in Northampton neighborhood"

By John M. Guilfoil Globe Correspondent

SNIPPET: "NORTHAMPTON - Two people were killed early yesterday in one of at least 18 fires set during what the state’s top firefighter called the state’s worst day of arson in memory."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: arson; northampton

1 posted on 12/28/2009 3:07:38 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

So what is this, more Islamic attacks???

(And where is Northampton in relation to Cambridge, Mass)

thanks, as always, for being on top of things...


2 posted on 12/28/2009 3:13:10 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: Cindy

Prayers for the victims


3 posted on 12/28/2009 3:13:21 AM PST by pandoraou812 (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Cindy

I don’t know Boston, is that an affluent neighborhood or a slum? (Northampton)


4 posted on 12/28/2009 3:14:11 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots
Seems upscale according to homes.com and the listings. This may be an insurance
job by burning many to cover the few.
5 posted on 12/28/2009 3:17:40 AM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Bon mots

Western party of the state, near Springfield, not Boston. It’s famous as a tolerant location for lesbians. Quite Liberal, even for MA.


6 posted on 12/28/2009 3:18:34 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Smith College., Univ Amherst


7 posted on 12/28/2009 3:22:08 AM PST by homegroan (ZQczar...happily addicted to the Refresh Button.....)
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To: MaxMax
four at homes and four in cars - and at least 10 small fires were set within a few square miles.

From the sounds of it, its either kids or a nutcase on a rampage. Could be some more of this homegrown terror we are beginning to see now, don't read like someone trying to cover up an insurance claim.

8 posted on 12/28/2009 3:22:25 AM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: MaxMax

It’s West, out in the Berkshires. A Lesbian Mecca, a Provincetown for women.


9 posted on 12/28/2009 3:23:15 AM PST by Gorzaloon (FOX NEWS-For people who are SICK OF SEEING The ONE..)
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To: MaxMax
Emergency Meeting Tuesday, Dec 29th 7 PM Re: City Fires

In response to a strong desire expressed by Ward 3
Neighborhood Association board members for a
special and emergency meeting about the fires situation

10 posted on 12/28/2009 3:24:29 AM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Gorzaloon

Maybe it’s some one who doesn’t like queers, dykes in particular. Or maybe their homes are about to go into foreclosure and they decided to burn them and make it look like homophobic terrorism and collect the insurance.


11 posted on 12/28/2009 3:27:25 AM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: chilltherats

I would suspect one of the 18 victims. A desperate person running an insurance scam, trying to disappear in a crowd of victims.


12 posted on 12/28/2009 3:30:04 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: Gorzaloon
I just read a comment on another site:

"Looks like someone got a new lighter for Christmas"

13 posted on 12/28/2009 3:30:07 AM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Cindy

Satan runs freely in a liberal state.


14 posted on 12/28/2009 3:31:16 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Thanks for that info - have relatives in that liberal hell hole known as Massachusetts.


15 posted on 12/28/2009 3:33:30 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: ClearCase_guy

This place sounds like a hetro conservative’s special kind of hell.


16 posted on 12/28/2009 3:44:10 AM PST by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: Cindy

http://www.masslive.com/forums/northampton/

A Northampton message board forum of the regional newspaper in Pioneer Valley.

A few comments:
“”Find this psychopath, this idiot firebug, and lock him up. Residents should gather and patrol. I’m going to sit on my porch in the dark with a shotgun. Or, I would if I had a shotgun. “”

“”Anyone blaming rightwing radicals yet seeing that is moonbat capital or could it be terrorists or some lunatic. “”

“”You live where? Northamopton? Shut up ahole... go teabag your mom.””


17 posted on 12/28/2009 3:50:51 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Or some know each other - say, two “couples”, and eacj decided to burn their own and one other unknown in order to cover it up for the insurance because they’re upside down in their properties or about to default.

I’m surprised there aren’t more arson these days for these reasons.


18 posted on 12/28/2009 3:54:57 AM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: chilltherats
Maybe it’s some one who doesn’t like queers, dykes in particular. Or maybe their homes are about to go into foreclosure and they decided to burn them and make it look like homophobic terrorism and collect the insurance.

I don't think homophobia has anything to do with it. Northampton is a pretty polite place, and so are most of the people. Someone who hated Gays would target PTown, because they are nasty and in-your-face there.

19 posted on 12/28/2009 3:55:43 AM PST by Gorzaloon (FOX NEWS-For people who are SICK OF SEEING The ONE..)
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To: Gorzaloon

LOL, that’s not what I said.

I’m saying some dykes may have burned their own property and other properties to cover up the burning of their own and make it look like some homophobe did it, meaning a hoax burning, likes blacks burning churches and trying to make it look like whites did it.

Get it?


20 posted on 12/28/2009 4:00:40 AM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Cindy

“The fires, set in houses, cars, and garages, were the latest in a string of suspicious fires that have plagued the Ward 3 neighborhood of Northampton for years, neighbors and officials said yesterday.”

Years ...


21 posted on 12/28/2009 5:22:00 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: chilltherats

“LOL, that’s not what I said.”

So you’re saying that you didn’t say the following?

“Maybe it’s some one who doesn’t like queers, dykes in particular.”

So...that is what you said. It is exactly what you said. Nice attitude though, considering you don’t even know what you’re writing.


22 posted on 12/28/2009 7:14:37 AM PST by Spike Knotts
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To: Spike Knotts

Nice attitude, though, considering you didn’t read the entire post and both that I had written before you commented to me were on the subject of arson for insurance, not homophobic revenge.

But whatever. If you only intended to address that one little sentence instead of the larger post as a whole, maybe you shouldn’t have quoted the entire post, lol.


23 posted on 12/28/2009 7:36:33 AM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: MaxMax
Seems upscale according to homes.com and the listings. This may be an insurance job by burning many to cover the few.I agree. Just a method of refinancing
24 posted on 12/28/2009 7:38:14 AM PST by erman
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To: Cindy

Any conection to: 22 and counting: Mystery fires rattle Houston

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20091227/D9CRQK1G1.html


25 posted on 12/28/2009 10:04:49 AM PST by Garvin (When it comes to my freedom, there will be no debate. There will be a fight)
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To: Garvin
Maybe moose-limbs w/ matches. I suspect many brushfires/arsons in CA foothills were set by them after their “spiritual leaders” statements (urgings)about America burning.
26 posted on 12/28/2009 12:00:52 PM PST by 1ofmanyfree ((No jobs, licenses,mortgages,bank accounts or amnesty for any illegal alien criminals ! ))
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To: Gorzaloon

And rug sales are THRU the roof!


27 posted on 12/28/2009 12:41:38 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Gorzaloon

Nice town. Five colleges islamism?


28 posted on 12/30/2009 7:23:47 AM PST by onedoug
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To: stylecouncilor

Northampton ping


29 posted on 12/30/2009 7:25:35 AM PST by onedoug
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