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posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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The NY Marathon - an act of stupidity or an act of human defiance in the face of adversity?

For the Marathon:-

1. How long will the marathon last? Months? No. only hours.

2. How much will the event take away resources for the cleaning up? Not much, except for security, safety and timekeeping officials, for a few hours.

3. How much will it cost to NY? The marathon fund itself, and much neededly adds to the state coffers by charities during the run.

4. What 'publicity' does it prove? It shows that nothing will ever get a new yorker down, not even the fist of nature, and that is priceless for it goes to boost the confidence of all, of mankind's defiance to adversity to be able to stand up yet again as our ancestors had done.


Against the Marathon:-

1. Emotionally unprepared?

But who is that? The world? Naysayers have best comprehend that the world will and MUST move on from any disasters, and that NONE will stop ALL activities to pander to the affected. To do so, will only bring even more disaster to all.
Life MUST still go on, so that through their everyday efforts, it can contribute not only tangible benefits, but intangible ones such as strength to the suffering victims, to not give up, but to follow the example of 'moving on' with courage, to never be down by anything - man or nature.


2. Take away resources?

How many cooks do it takes to boil broth? Ten, twenty, hundred? Truth is, the few hours event is not taking anyone away from critical tasks. All help is needed, most certainly, but there is only so much that the govt and volunteers can do without sitting around taking breaks anyway.

What more for a few hours of respite, to cheer a decades long NY tradition and be cheered by the very spirit of inspiration of runners - to beat all man believed odds?

I appeal to all, to put aside all woes, all misconceived self aggrandized beliefs of victimization by both govt and nature, let down their hair for a few hours from pain and suffering, join in, have a few moments of respite, and support the run meant for NY and all east coast residents, that we mankind will always truimph in the end for that much needed confidence in the face of adversities.




posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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The marathon has been cancelled.
second line



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by Uberdavo
The marathon has been cancelled.
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but it shouldn't be canceled. Perhaps they caved to all those that forced their opinions on him like they did during the salem witch trails.

keep the race on!



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
The NY Marathon - an act of stupidity or an act of human defiance in the face of adversity?

For the Marathon:-

1. How long will the marathon last? Months? No. only hours.

2. How much will the event take away resources for the cleaning up? Not much, except for security, safety and timekeeping officials, for a few hours.

3. How much will it cost to NY? The marathon fund itself, and much neededly adds to the state coffers by charities during the run.

4. What 'publicity' does it prove? It shows that nothing will ever get a new yorker down, not even the fist of nature, and that is priceless for it goes to boost the confidence of all, of mankind's defiance to adversity to be able to stand up yet again as our ancestors had done.


Against the Marathon:-

1. Emotionally unprepared?

But who is that? The world? Naysayers have best comprehend that the world will and MUST move on from any disasters, and that NONE will stop ALL activities to pander to the affected. To do so, will only bring even more disaster to all.
Life MUST still go on, so that through their everyday efforts, it can contribute not only tangible benefits, but intangible ones such as strength to the suffering victims, to not give up, but to follow the example of 'moving on' with courage, to never be down by anything - man or nature.


2. Take away resources?

How many cooks do it takes to boil broth? Ten, twenty, hundred? Truth is, the few hours event is not taking anyone away from critical tasks. All help is needed, most certainly, but there is only so much that the govt and volunteers can do without sitting around taking breaks anyway.

What more for a few hours of respite, to cheer a decades long NY tradition and be cheered by the very spirit of inspiration of runners - to beat all man believed odds?

I appeal to all, to put aside all woes, all misconceived self aggrandized beliefs of victimization by both govt and nature, let down their hair for a few hours from pain and suffering, join in, have a few moments of respite, and support the run meant for NY and all east coast residents, that we mankind will always truimph in the end for that much needed confidence in the face of adversities.







Well Put. Quoted.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by Uberdavo
The marathon has been cancelled.
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Yep and thank you for that update.


NYC Mayor's Office - Verified
We have decided to cancel the NYC marathon. The New York Road Runners will have additional information in days ahead for participants.
@NYCMayorsOffice

With the race starting in Staten Island, this was absolutely the right decision. They haven't even finished search & rescue/recovery there yet.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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Marathon is Cancelled .. no surprise there
knew it would be so illogic to even consider it to take place

Mayor Bloomberg



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by LittleBlackEagle
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i have to disagree with great prejudiced on that statement. when you have people, children eldery and everyone in between dying from exposure, millions of people on the verge of collapse, not enough man power to get to them to help, not enough resources to go around. the last thing you do is host a friggen marathon that requires manpower and resources to take place.

all this for the sake of what, a damn race? hey Bill, take all your people out of section D and put them on the marathon, yeah i know, they dying but this is the NY marathon and you know we need the faux revenue which no one on the street will ever see.

i just have no words for that mentality.

what these runners should be doing is racing to get food, water and medicine to these people, not putting on god damn show.


I missed the reports do you have links of the starving and dying due to lack of water and exposure? I know they are getting services back. I did not see this on my news? How bad is it? Don't they have shelters?



Earlier Friday, Con Edison said it restored electrical service to 84,000 New York City’s Staten Island customers out of the 139,000-plus customers affected

i know 13 have died in Jersey

[Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET] The number of deaths believed to be connected to Hurricane Sandy has risen to 97, according to state and local officials, up from CNN's previous count of 96. The latest death to be reported comes from New Jersey, where 13 fatalities have now been reported.


The others over a large area

he count also includes 48 in New York state; 13 in Pennsylvania; 10 in Maryland; four in Connecticut; five in West Virginia; two in Virginia; one in North Carolina; and one on the HMS Bounty.


news.blogs.cnn.com...



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by luciddream
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There is lots of money, big companies and interest riding on the "Show", it would take much more than the hurricane to overcome.


Guess you was wrong there.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by LittleBlackEagle
reply to post by uSNUUZuLUUz
 


i wonder if bloomberg gave them the old, keep the chin up speech, you know when they run by people who haven't eaten in 5 days, who are walking through their own excrement, or maybe the ones who got robbed while the police are guarding the runners?

i wonder if the runners will be awarded in some way for having to jog past any bodies they find?

something tells me that won't put a smile on anyone's face.


Today is actually the 4th day...and a lot of services are back today. Many were not effected much at all, main part was the coastal low areas.

October 29, 2012. The eye of Hurricane Sandy made landfall around 8:00 p.m. on the coast of New Jersey and made a northward track, affecting Manhattan.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 05:43 PM
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Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
The NY Marathon - an act of stupidity or an act of human defiance in the face of adversity?

For the Marathon:-

1. How long will the marathon last? Months? No. only hours.

2. How much will the event take away resources for the cleaning up? Not much, except for security, safety and timekeeping officials, for a few hours.

3. How much will it cost to NY? The marathon fund itself, and much neededly adds to the state coffers by charities during the run.

4. What 'publicity' does it prove? It shows that nothing will ever get a new yorker down, not even the fist of nature, and that is priceless for it goes to boost the confidence of all, of mankind's defiance to adversity to be able to stand up yet again as our ancestors had done.


Against the Marathon:-

1. Emotionally unprepared?

But who is that? The world? Naysayers have best comprehend that the world will and MUST move on from any disasters, and that NONE will stop ALL activities to pander to the affected. To do so, will only bring even more disaster to all.
Life MUST still go on, so that through their everyday efforts, it can contribute not only tangible benefits, but intangible ones such as strength to the suffering victims, to not give up, but to follow the example of 'moving on' with courage, to never be down by anything - man or nature.


2. Take away resources?

How many cooks do it takes to boil broth? Ten, twenty, hundred? Truth is, the few hours event is not taking anyone away from critical tasks. All help is needed, most certainly, but there is only so much that the govt and volunteers can do without sitting around taking breaks anyway.

What more for a few hours of respite, to cheer a decades long NY tradition and be cheered by the very spirit of inspiration of runners - to beat all man believed odds?

I appeal to all, to put aside all woes, all misconceived self aggrandized beliefs of victimization by both govt and nature, let down their hair for a few hours from pain and suffering, join in, have a few moments of respite, and support the run meant for NY and all east coast residents, that we mankind will always truimph in the end for that much needed confidence in the face of adversities.






it brings an estimated $340 million in economic impact to the city every year. Even if it's half that this year, it will definitely help keep the local economic engines churning. The major companies, hotel chains and airlines will survive the downturn from the storm, but small businesses, the independently employed and other members of the working class will be hit hard. If you're heading to New York for the marathon, consider doing some holiday shopping while you're there.


espn.go.com...
Big loss...
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posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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In retrospect, I think running the Marathon would have been a boon to reporting the BIG PICTURE.
You'd have hundreds of eyewitnesses to the scene from one borough to another for all the world to see.

Part of me thinks that they secretly WANTED an out for cancelling the Marathon.

One thing I've noticed about the media is they are subject to very careful stagecraft in their reporting.
The entire pool of reports based in the same motel, looking at one small sliver vantage point.

Or stuck looking at the same uprooted tree in front of the same house all day in Connecticutt.
Or the same span in front of the Battery for 3 days.

How come the media isn't being allowed to roam even a little bit with those cameras.

I actually caught a glimpse of one of the minders on TWC with Abrams and Cantore on one street in Hoboken with a broken water main. There was a blacked out sedan blocking entrance to the TWC set. And conversely, them from wandering anywhere past a certain point.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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it's a shame the marathon was cancelled.

participants were going to be in for a treat.

it all starts off in downtown staten island, where joggers get to stroll by the islands beautiful coast line, littered with broken yachts and overturned cars.

remember joggers, wear your rubber soled sneakers, as some downed power lines may still be live.

as you make your way over the verrazano bridge, make sure to look over both shoulders to catch a glimpse of the various debris and derelict water vehicles as they are carried off by the current into the open sea.

and don't forget to wave at all the police, emergency and fire officials as they meticulously forge thru and around the bridges pylons looking for corpses or injured survivors. your support will be much appreciated.

once you cross the bridge into brooklyn, a police escort will guide all of the contestants thru the city safely and keep the various looters and muggers at bay who have taken the lack of police presence to help themselves to free merchandise and your wallet.

as you reach the next checkpoint and enter queens, you'll be cheerfully relieved to know that you'll get to abandon your police escort and put on fire-retardant overalls for a tour of the borough people rarely get to see.

enjoy your brisk jog as the nyfd points out various blocks that have burned down due to exploding power transformers. watch as fire fighters pull out charred bodies and rows and rows of homeless new yorkers sit lined up on the curb with their hands covering their face as they sob and grieve at lost families and homes.

once again contestants, safety first. please put on your dust mask (provided free of charge) to avoid inhaling any harmful contaminants left by the fires.

at the next checkpoint, the historic queensboro bridge, you'll be greeted by the mayor himself, michael bloomberg, as you make your way into manhattan.

he'll be the one in the immaculate 3 piece suit, completely unaffected by the hurricane and oblivious to any pain and suffering other than his own. sorry no autographs.

as you cross the bridge into manhattan, catch a second wind for the home stretch. ignore the water pouring out of the subway systems and stop into one of new yorks massive financial institutions for some hot coffee and refreshments.

marvel as these hundred story buildings are fully powered and consume scare electricity, while hospitals had to evacuate patients in the middle of the night because of failed electric generators.

as you cross the finish line in central park, you'll be greeted by thousands of well wishers or as the locals call them, hurricane sandy survivors. try to get there early, as fema bottled water and food rations will be in limited quantities.

this year ing will be offering 3 months low insurance premiums for all who finish. an ing representative will be at hand to fill out your application at any of the checkpoints.

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posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 09:57 PM
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I think that running the marathon would be better to the city, sports events tend to boast morale and help people in difficulties to bond and probably would bring some money to the homeless too. Just my opinion though.

Looks like the Giants game is confirmed.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 11:45 PM
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Also:
And pay no mind to the face plants you'll be doing as the city's occupants trip you and inflict all sorts of retribution that cannot be imagined yet.
Then, at the end, participate in a taste of the hunger that many are undergoing when you arrive at the snack area and find the food all looted.
You may also see the police trying desperately to restrain the mob as they attack the news crew and their equipment.
Will you wish you had stayed home?
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posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 12:48 AM
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If anyone actually ran the marathon - they would have to live with the fact they ignored what had happened and was still being rectified - as they ran. It is great to see that runners have donated their time to assisting with the recovery effort.

Any athlete who is healthy and has trained for a marathon will know that they did not get to their fitness level without a home and proper food and rest etcetera. They will be healthy and knowing that for many people their health, on every aspect will be stressed to the max for quite some time.

Great to see the athletes giving their time and being able to utilise their fitness for other activities. There will be more marathons and those that choose to help the American people in need can go home knowing that they are a winner - not because they ran the race and came first - but because they put the suffering disaster victims - FIRST.

My faith has taken a well needed dose of strength from the news that the marathon runners had decided to 'run' errands of selflessness rather than a run of self. More power to them...

Much Peace...



posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 01:44 AM
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That`s part true since the best ones come from Ethiopia and Kenya, from places that in a normal day can be worse than a post-hurricane NY.



posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 02:34 AM
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And more power to the athletes from Ethiopia and Kenya because they know hardship. They come from countries where their leaders sit to discuss the lives of the people with rounded bellies from too much food - when the people have rounded bellies from malnutrition.

So any marathon athletes from Ethiopia and Kenya that donate their time to running errands rather than the marathon will do so with more empathy than anyone else!!! For them it may be like a training run - who knows!!!

Much Peace...



posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 02:40 AM
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I don`t know if they can take that much weight to run errands lol. But on a serious note, I think that if the maraton happened the athletes would have donated the prizes to the victims of Sandy



posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 03:20 AM
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Got to listen to this.....


NYC Mayor finally cancels NYC Marathon... what took so long?

Bloomberg will ALWAYS be an idiot.





posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 05:36 AM
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That was a pretty good rant. There seems to be a huge media disconnect. I've read, watched and listened to a ton of media reports and what I saw happen is when these people that live in around NY & NJ went off script they were furious that the marathon was going happen. I think that is because they know people that are in these areas and are personally getting the reports of how bad it is, but it's not something that is in the 'official' media report.

Crakeur (a site admin and New Yorker) posted on another thread that he spoke with a guy from Staten Island yesterday and one of his neighbors found a dead child in his yard. Another report states they found 2 more bodies in the South Beach neighborhood. That neighborhood is right next to where the race was going to start.

It just would have been a bad decision to have thousands of people show up on Staten Island only to turn their backs and run away. Talk about a PR nightmare.





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