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April 18th, 2013
02:27 PM ET

Obama's message in Boston: Defiance mixed with reassurance

By Thom Patterson, Michael Pearson and Faith Karimi, CNN

(CNN) – President Obama brought a mixture of reassurance and defiance to Boston on Thursday to help heal a city hit hard by terrorist bombs.

"Every one of us stands with you," the president said at an interfaith service inside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. "Boston may be your hometown - but we claim it, too. ... For millions of us what happened on Monday is personal."

Then Obama's tone took a more defiant turn toward those who planted the two bombs that exploded near the Boston Marathon's finish line Monday. "Yes, we will find you. And yes, you will face justice," Obama said. "We will hold you accountable."

Calling the event a chance to "mourn and measure our loss," the president also reaffirmed that Boston's spirit remains "undaunted and the spirit of this country shall remain undimmed." He looked ahead to next year's race, defiantly predicting that "the world will return to this great American city to run even harder and to cheer even louder for the 118th Boston Marathon. Bet on it."

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: Barack Obama • Belief • Politics • United States

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  1. Science

    For all creationists and ID believers...............IT only takes minutes to figure IT out. No fairy in the sky needed !

    New Device Can Extract Human DNA With Full Genetic Data in Minutes

    May 6, 2013 — Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new device.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130506132100.htm

    May 9, 2013 at 9:58 am |
  2. Science

    Free speech helps educate the masses..........politicians too !

    Gravity is not up for debate !

    BY the way ...................Splat goes a fairy in the sky !...............bye bye tinker bell !

    Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Toughest Test Yet

    Apr. 25, 2013 — A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive neutron star in orbit with a companion white dwarf star puts competing theories of gravity to a test more stringent than any available before

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130425142250.htm

    Hey James Madison................religion has none it looks like.............with the comments on this blog.

    The Big question is ETHICS ! does religion have any ?

    The Ethics of Resurrecting Extinct Species

    Apr. 8, 2013 — At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130408165955.htm

    April 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |

    May 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |

    Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs: How Troodon Likely Hatched Its Young

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130418104324.htm

    And NO ANGELS the pope KICKED them OFF the TEAM last year !

    From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

    http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

    the wrong path is Adam and Eve !

    Human Y Chromosome Much Older Than Previously Thought

    Mar. 4, 2013 — The discovery and analysis of an extremely rare African American Y chromosome pushes back the time of the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage tree to 338,000 years ago. This time predates the age of the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130305145821.htm

    No god(s) needed or required to graduate from public schools in the US

    Remember : Adam had to POKE himself hard with his OWN BONE to create Eve.

    No god(s) needed................... Old. DNA works..................also catches crooks !

    Ancient DNA Reveals Europe's Dynamic Genetic History

    Apr. 23, 2013 — Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7,500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423134037.htm

    Ca-nabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®) – National Cancer Insti-tute

    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/.../page4

    Mar 21, 2013 – [1,2] These plant-derived compounds may be referred to as phytocannabinoids. ... have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors. ... In lung cancer cell lines, CBD upregulated ICAM-1, leading to ...

    Good stuff !

    May 3, 2013 at 11:31 am |
  3. Science

    President should know this ...............facts work best for teaching children !

    Evolution wins hands down ..........time for god(s) to get the HELL out of the way................so humanity can evolve !

    Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs: How Troodon Likely Hatched Its Young

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130418104324.htm

    Source above is better than the bible's

    April 21, 2013 at 8:18 am |
    • Science

      Backfill.......................url's funny science

      http://www.funnyordie.com/?rel=header

      Peace

      April 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm |
    • Science

      No god(s) needed................... Old. DNA works..................also catches crooks !

      Ancient DNA Reveals Europe's Dynamic Genetic History

      Apr. 23, 2013 — Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7,500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423134037.htm

      Peace

      April 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm |
  4. Bad week for the commie left, eh?

    Islam, the religion of peace? Huh. Shocker. Hell, Kermit Gosnell killed more people. Why doesn't the crescent news network do a story on that butcher? If these two muslim clowns would've went into a hospital and blasted a nursery full of babies with an AK-47 or AR-15, the media would trip over themselves to cover it. But since abortion is a sacred cow, Gosnell's trial will be mute. If babies carried guns, they wouldn't be aborted.

    April 19, 2013 at 5:24 pm |
    • ..

      They had extensive coverage of this butcher two years ago, dipshit. When he was first arrested. Keep up, mmmkay?

      April 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm |
  5. JOHN

    Pres. Obama is a humanist therefore he does not speak of the Holy Spirit rather the spirit of people, Boston... America. Our children are being conditioned in our schools to reject God and become godless humanists. Christians take back your children or the humanists will take them from you. Look... we are losing about two-thirds of our kids to the world, flash and devil. Culture war... thus fight or be conquered.

    April 19, 2013 at 3:00 am |
    • ..

      JOHN, you have asserted pure, unadulterated bullshit. It isn't very Christ-like to spew lies about someone. So stop it, mmmmmkay?

      April 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm |
  6. Bob1god

    Answer, LOL

    April 19, 2013 at 2:49 am |
  7. ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

    Pickle juice is just another name for cuc.u.mber pickle-ism, dill weed ism, sour tart of back yard garden, old cuc.u.mbers with another pickled lid mason jar, feed humanity based on how many jars-ism of pri.ckly beef steak ism 180 tomatoes, okra, tomatoes too absolute american dill pickles in support of American bar food ism.

    Your rastafarian ism pot smoking called irie mon has no legalism in it, rastafarian ism, irie mon from start, Rasta Irie, dread locks irie ism to be reggae. Jamaica ism is blunt ism the dutchie ism and ganja mon, but rasta corrupt reggae is a tool to spread Rastafarian ism, denial of smoke shop passing the dutchie ism laid back among Jamaica and establish rastafarian ism, rasta ism among humanity.

    April 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      find some thing new, hindu idiot, ignorant secular.

      April 18, 2013 at 4:43 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      Word Puke is based on Latin absurd word Puki, Pe or Pa, Te, or Ta, meaning from stomach ism 180 and throat base word for Sick in English, Upchuck, blowing chunks or spewing ism, meaning, worshiping at the porcelain throne or a sweaty, infection of puke absolute ism, such as flu, or Food poisoning, in disregard diarrhea or Montezuma’s revenge ism , One who takes a s.h.i.t to be in violation of his body without his consent, considering himself to be dying, the truth you drank too much tequila ism 180, same as in barfing, denier it doesn’t work, word projectile abused vomiting is based on Latin word vomi, icky, smelly, horrible, icky, to be in a pool of sick and HeavenSent, to be dumber than the fluids leaking from your absurd ravished body ism to both of them, watery eyes, a noun in missing work, puke in your nose, way of making absurd filthy you even sicker, as in word “ralph”, a self-violating or a ja.panese p.o.r.n.o, otherwise known as a freak, a sadist. Puking is not an accident but a way to clear the crud ism 180 from your mutilated digestive system, defiance to the Lysol and filthy towels you will use ism absurd 180 filthy ism.

      April 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm |
    • Answer

      Islam, equals, death. Boom.

      April 18, 2013 at 8:59 pm |
  8. wilie kishi

    before I looked at the draft which said $8075, I be certain that...my... mother in law had been actualie taking home money in their spare time on their apple laptop.. there uncles cousin haz done this 4 less than 8 months and a short time ago paid the loans on their appartment and purchased a top of the range Mazda MX-5. go to........... ZOO80. ℂom

    April 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm |
    • Apple Bush

      Thank you wilie. This is very inspirational. Bless you.

      April 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm |
  9. John Stefanyszyn

    President Obama spoke at an " interfaith service in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross"......

    It is true that there is no love for neighbor when one murders and maimes.

    There is neither any love for the One and Only Creator Father when one confesses that it is right to be free to worship any god....
    ....for there is Only One Creator and Christ, His Son, is the Only Way to Him.

    It is Only Christ that will rule according to the One Will of the Father.

    April 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      You book of hindu Mithra ism, secular savior ism called bible does not say it, are you trying to be another hindu Pharisee, crook secular, like hindu Pharisees criminal secular s of old time.

      April 18, 2013 at 4:17 pm |
    • Al

      David Koresh s the true savior

      April 18, 2013 at 4:34 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      Do not forget other hindu Mithra, savior, poison drinker american.

      April 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF PRESSURE COOKER BOMB

      filthy cooker, denier of truth absolute, 360, made in filthy Pakistan, cooker's hind hurts, secular, like its master

      April 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      Ok, let me trun more heat to make you spew your hindu secular ism, ignorant self center ism, OK hindu, ignorant. here it goes.

      April 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm |
    • sam stone

      awwww.....johnny.....you don't like it that we are allowed freedom of religion? too fvcking bad. eat your shotgun and go see jeebus

      April 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
  10. ALF

    "We will find you."

    EYE FOR AN EYE YEAH MURCA!

    April 18, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
  11. ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

    Wast of time and efforts, a hindu secular, denier of truth absolute self centered by faith, using place of truth absolute GOD to spew his hindu secular ism, ignorant self center ism in defiance of truth absolute GOD. Only in America.

    April 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm |
    • .

      Asshole. Go home.

      April 18, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF PRESSURE COOKER BOMB

      SHUT UP MOHAMMAD A. DAR, YOU DON'T BELONG HERE.

      April 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm |
  12. Walter Sobchak

    Shomer shabbos!

    April 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm |
  13. Patriots

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ud1n2KvqDQ&w=640&h=390]

    April 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm |

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