Boston Bombing

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How Running Helped Me Deal With Sexual Abuse

Three weeks before last year's Boston marathon, I had reached another crux moment in my life. A secret that I had buried deep inside -- an overwhelming feeling of shame that had inevitably been an underlying factor in my life-long battles with addiction and depression, had finally come to the surface and needed to be set free. I somehow mustered the inner strength to do what I thought I would never do -- I disclosed to my family and friends that I was a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. The moment those words came out, I started get that "voice" back that had been taken away from me at such a young age.

You Have the Right Not To Read Dzhokhar His Rights -- But Don't Complain Later

If law enforcement made a calculated decision that knowing whatever information Dzhokhar Tsarnev might possess was more important than being able to use that information in a legal case against him, I can respect that. But if they expected they could have it both ways -- questioning Dzhokhar without informing him of his rights, then trying to worm Dzhokhar's answers into court by blowing a public safety exception far beyond its reasonable scope, then there is a problem. A problem I sincerely hope a court will be quick to point out. And a problem that only law enforcement can be blamed for not foreseeing.

When We Rationalize Terrorism, Our Moral Compass Busts

Would someone who thinks that the U.S. is deserving of violence on its own soil think the same way if they lost a child in the Boston bombing? Would this misplaced empathy with the terrorists still work if one's own legs were blown off by shrapnel? When Peter Mansbridge asked Liberal leader Justin Trudeau what he would do, as prime minister, in the immediate aftermath of an attack like the one in Boston, Trudeau said that "we have to look at the root causes." But the root cause is only depravity. The line between seeking to understand this depravity, and seeking to justify it, is fine and must be tread upon with care.

The Boston Bombers Are Not the "Other"

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was an ordinary college kid, who looks rather like a young Justin Trudeau. No one predicted what he would do. Like aliens from outer space who blend in with humans until they are ready to take over the world, they walk among us. As so we ask for a foolproof test to detect them -- a way to know who will be radicalized, and why and by whom.

Whatever Your Ideology, the Boston Bombing Proved It

Watching the web over the last six days, it's been breathtaking to observe how every single phase of the Boston bombing has been politicized by every single ideological faction. To lunatic conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones and Glenn Beck, who already believe the American government brutalizes its citizens for fun and profit, Boston proved... well, that. If you're a paranoia alarmist who thinks that lunatic conspiracy theorists are taking over the internet, Boston surely proved that, too. This is why, when terror strikes, it's best to simply follow the news, mourn the dead, and move on. Politicizing carnage may be bad taste, but it's truly awful politics.

Massive Health Costs Of Boston Attack

As scores of people injured in the Boston Marathon bombing remain in hospital, efforts are underway to help them foot medical bills that will likely cost millions of dollars. The police said Friday n...

What's Opened And Closed In Boston

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Mass transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday while police engaged in massive manhunt before capturing a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing.T...
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After Boston, Jihadists Celebrated While the World Wept

In response to the Boston attacks, terrorists and their supporters expressed their joy and their hope that the blasts were "acts of jihadi terrorism." According to the SITE research centre, "jihadists gave pictures ... showing injured people and a bloody sidewalk, and some hoped more bombings will follow."

MPs Unite After Boston Tragedy

OTTAWA - The House of Commons has unanimously passed a motion condemning the Boston Marathon bombing and expressing condolences to the victims and their families.The motion was presented by Ryan Leef,...
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How Social Media Connects Us in Tragedy

Within milliseconds of the explosions, #BostonMarathon and #PrayForBoston were trending topics on Twitter. This is today's reality when it comes to tragedy. We live in a day and age where news finds us, we don't need to even look for it. Online, in the midst of tragedy, it's easy to spot those who care... those who don't... and those who would and do dare to make some sort of joke or cast blame before all of the facts have been sorted. While this online always-connected life exposes us to tragedy faster and with more detail and impact than ever before... it also allows us to feel connected, to reach out and support one another like never before.

Vancouver Sun Run Registrants Grow

VANCOUVER - The feeling is much different than the one Angela White usually gets before competing in a big race for the first time.But White's outlook on her debut at the Vancouver Sun Run on Sunday h...