At 7:15pm, the low buzz of a drone was heard overheard. Seconds later, an enormous explosion engulfed the area, destroying the boat and several nearby homes. Sources say 46 Watertown residents were killed in the missile strike, including 12 children.

A hypothetical narration of a drone targeting the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in Watertown by an American Facebook user based in San Francisco, has gone viral amongst Pakistani Facebook users. Within 24 hours the post was shared more than 5000 times and generated hundreds of comments.

What if Watertown was Droned?


Arrest brings relief, and cheers across nation:

Crowds turned police-filled streets into a virtual parade route, as news spread that the second suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 in the Boston Marathon bombing had been caught and taken alive. Along with the earlier death of his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 during a firefight with cops, ended five days of terror sowed by the double bombing at the marathon finish line, which killed three people, wounding 176 and left the city of Boston on edge.


Boston Bombing: What You Aren’t Being Told (MUST WATCH and SHARE)

Halloween Overload :) by Eileen
Via Flickr:
A more complete shot of the home that I already posted some closeups from this week. I can’t imagine even having a place to store all this stuff! I’ll go back to see what they do at Christmas time…maybe they only put candles in their windows? ;)


The Boston Bomber Brothers are from Chechnya (Update. NYTimes has more on where they’re from here.). So, where is Chechnya? The above maps zoom in to Chechnya and its small capital of Grozny.

Located in southeastern Europe, Chechnya is technically part of Russia. It’s war torn and in rough shape. It’s rich in oil and minerals, has a population of about 1 million people, and is an important crossroads between the Middle East, Russia, and Europe.

  • Extreme poverty, corruption, and high unemployment due to its long history of war, here. The country is in shambles.
  • Capital city: Grozny. Population 270,000
  • Grozny is spliced by the Terek River
  • Languages: Russian and Chechen
  • Major religions: Mostly Sunni Muslim, second is Christianity
  • Conquered by Russia in 1858, it was originally held by a Imam Shamil who tried to establish an Islamic state.
  • Chechnya has been fighting with Russia for independence for nearly 200 years
  • It is part of the Northern Caucuses, which refers to the collection of Russian states along the major mountain called the Caucuses. More on the Caucus region, here.

There is very little climate change research in the region. But, the area is vulnerable to water shortages, drought, agricultural mismanagement, and heavy pollution. More on the climate angle, here.