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Sandy Hook Families at Boston Marathon Traumatized Again
ABC News ^ | 16 April 2013 | n/c

Posted on 04/16/2013 7:13:08 PM PDT by BlackVeil

Several parents from Sandy Hook, Conn., ran in the Boston Marathon as guests of honor as a way for Boston to help those families heal from last December's massacre of children. Instead, the six Sandy Hook families found themselves again besieged by sirens, ambulances and shocking carnage.... The Boston Marathon organizers dedicated the run to the Newtown victims ...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bombing; boston; marathon; newtown; sandyhook
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Very tragic circumstances, and there is something suggestive about the fact that the final, 26th mile, of the marathon, where the bombs were planted, was marked with a banner commemorating the Sandy Hook events. I do not know what to make of this. Another, very different association, is that the day of the Boston bombing was also Israel's independence day. As I speculate about the events, I keep going over these disparate facts.
1 posted on 04/16/2013 7:13:08 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

Gee, can’t wait to see how obama exploits this. And you know he will.


2 posted on 04/16/2013 7:15:50 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: BlackVeil

I must be different. I keep my mourning to myself.

I don’t go around saying how bad I feel and I don’t need sympathy from people when they do not have any idea how I feel.

This idea of traveling around like a celebrity because their children got murdered kind of gets to me.


3 posted on 04/16/2013 7:16:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: BlackVeil

This is the new ObamaNation. People need to get used to being traumatized. The low rent buffoons are running this country now.


4 posted on 04/16/2013 7:16:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: BlackVeil

new list of things to ban:

pressure cookers
ball bearings
nails


5 posted on 04/16/2013 7:19:46 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (If the republican party wants to be the democrat lite party then they don't need my vote)
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To: Venturer

I feel for them, but they are being exploited.


6 posted on 04/16/2013 7:20:22 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Venturer
100%, they shouldn't of been there in the first place...
7 posted on 04/16/2013 7:21:40 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

“shouldn’t have...”


8 posted on 04/16/2013 7:24:08 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: BlackVeil

Maybe they should just stay home and stop allowing themselves to be exploited like the 9/11 widows.


9 posted on 04/16/2013 7:25:04 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: BlackVeil

I know its wrong, but I find the media’s desperate desire to keep Sandy Hook - and their gun control agenda - in the headlines at all costs hysterical.


10 posted on 04/16/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: BlackVeil
Remember Larry Storch from F Troop back when? We knew him when I was a kid in California. Something he told my dad and I stuck with me. "Nothing happens by accident on TV. If it's on there it was planned that way."
11 posted on 04/16/2013 7:35:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Venturer

I share your sentiment and I just find it odd that they were at the event. I lost 2 pets in November and I know it is different than children but I am still grieving for my pets and I don’t think that I would have strength to go to a marathon if it was my children but everyone is different I guess.


12 posted on 04/16/2013 7:36:55 PM PDT by funfan
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I feel for them, but they are being exploited.

Some of them (not all) are allowing themselves to be exploited.

Those who continue to court the spotlight, accept trips on Air Force One etc are in danger of becoming the new "Jersey Girls" ... i.e. Kristen Breitweiser et al, who got a little too used to getting glammed up and going on TV with Chrissie Matthews.

In contrast, Todd Beamer's wife handled her 9/11 widowhood with grace and dignity. She worked quietly to preserve her husband's memory, and steered clear of politicians, pundits and cameras.

13 posted on 04/16/2013 7:38:52 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: BlackVeil
Did they learn that bombs can do a lot more damage ...faster...than guns?

Probably not.

14 posted on 04/16/2013 7:45:38 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Venturer

It seems as though “celebrity” is something to be grabbed at any cost. The 9/11 liberals and Muslim apologist crew was typical. Fame outweighs decency by far. A mother’s grief at her son’s death in Iraq is a lynch pin for Code Pink and the anti Bush frenzy. It’s nothing new but it has value for the left.


15 posted on 04/16/2013 7:46:51 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: BlackVeil

You know, this is very very weird.


16 posted on 04/16/2013 7:47:25 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: BlackVeil
Interesting that “they” had all left the area well prior to the bombs exploding, but are now traumatised again...

WTH was/is going on with these people from Sandy Hook?

17 posted on 04/16/2013 7:47:56 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: BlackVeil

And all their gold lost a hundred fiddy bucks, too.


18 posted on 04/16/2013 7:48:25 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: doc1019
Gee, can’t wait to see how obama exploits this. And you know he will.

I think the exploitation is already happening...

19 posted on 04/16/2013 7:52:50 PM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: funfan

Like you, I would not be up for any public and strenuous events so soon after a major trauma. Everyone is different - but I put that in as my opinion.

I am also startled that they were so fast. It is noted in the article that they had all already crossed the line before the explosions occured. That means they were in the very front runners of an internationally competetive race.

Running 26 miles at any pace would just about kill an ordinary person. One needs to train. For the Boston marathon, one is competing against the fastest and strongest marathon runners in the world. Lelisa Benti crossed the line as winner at 2.10. Other runners poured in after him, and much of the field still had to finish when then bomb went off at 2.50. The Sandy Hook group, therefore, were within the first 45 minutes. Very fast.


20 posted on 04/16/2013 7:54:09 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

I agree. Very unlikely.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 7:56:54 PM PDT by Mpatl
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To: sarasmom; Mamzelle
Interesting that “they” had all left the area well prior to the bombs exploding, but are now traumatised again...

See my post above, about the times.

I agree with Mamzelle. Weird ...

22 posted on 04/16/2013 7:57:56 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

I know this is not politically correct, but if they stopped acting like they were “rock stars” perhaps they would not be open to more pain.


23 posted on 04/16/2013 8:01:05 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: BlackVeil

Newtown, Bean Town, NO town is “safe.”

Life is not “safe” and government cannot make anyone “safe.”

Hope and pray that’s the message learned.


24 posted on 04/16/2013 8:01:51 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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25 posted on 04/16/2013 8:02:46 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: BlackVeil

Obama’s traveling circus (with sadness to those families who lost children and are NOT being used.)


26 posted on 04/16/2013 8:06:53 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Chode

yes, they should have been home. Wallowing in grief. In fact, they should wear black and not be seen in public for the next year.


27 posted on 04/16/2013 8:07:12 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Vermont Lt
Indeed. I'm with you.

Emotionally overwrought, I'm sure, and anxious to grasp on to anything that will explain away the pain. And I'm thinking there may well be some serious money in there, somewhere...

28 posted on 04/16/2013 8:09:20 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: BlackVeil

I guess these are not the same ones flying around with Obama.


29 posted on 04/16/2013 8:09:49 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: bigdaddy45

Well, the circus they’re allowed themselves to join is in rotten taste as well as being downright creepy.


30 posted on 04/16/2013 8:10:58 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: bigdaddy45
better that than acting like a tool/shill for the treasonous domestic enemy gun grabbers... extending their 15minutes into professional victim hood isn't appealing
31 posted on 04/16/2013 8:14:48 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BlackVeil

“Other runners poured in after him, and much of the field still had to finish when then bomb went off at 2.50. “


The race started at 10:00-——I had 2 kids than ran it in about three hours(not this year)

The winners came in just after noontime so the bomb was several hours later.

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32 posted on 04/16/2013 8:15:00 PM PDT by Mears
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To: BlackVeil

Victims. We’re nothing but a nation of victims, always looking for a good cry.


33 posted on 04/16/2013 8:17:02 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: BlackVeil

You bet they’re traumatized. Now they will have to add high capacity pressure cookers to their list of banned weapons. Pressure cookers will have to be limited to 2 quarts or less — there go those family dinners.


34 posted on 04/16/2013 8:18:50 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Mears
My apologies, I seem to have misread the news report. I was relying upon this, but it would appear that this was the time run, not the time of arrival.

Micah Kogo of Kenya was second in 2:10:27 with Gebregziabher Gebremariam of Ethiopia third in 2:10:28. Wesley Korir, last year’s winner, was third in 2:12:30. Jason Hartmann of the U.S. was fourth in 2:12:12.

35 posted on 04/16/2013 8:19:41 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

No apology necessary-—it can be confusing.

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36 posted on 04/16/2013 8:24:18 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

At the finish at bomb time, it displayed 4:05 and that is about 9 1/2 minutes per mile pace.


37 posted on 04/16/2013 8:42:13 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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Yes,they really slow down.

Most of the official runners have qualified so would probably never be that slow.

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38 posted on 04/16/2013 8:57:28 PM PDT by Mears
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To: rabidralph

#sandyhookparentfatigue


39 posted on 04/16/2013 9:24:30 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: skeeter
I know its wrong, but I find the media’s desperate desire to keep Sandy Hook - and their gun control agenda - in the headlines at all costs hysterical.

Just like Katrina.

40 posted on 04/16/2013 9:28:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BlackVeil

So far, not one of those people who had legs blown off has had the decency to comment on how traumatic the day was for the poor Sandy Hook victims.

/s, of course.


41 posted on 04/16/2013 11:37:36 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: BlackVeil

Let us ask them to dictate what laws we need to enact. “victim rules”


42 posted on 04/17/2013 2:01:30 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Venturer
This idea of traveling around like a celebrity because their children got murdered kind of gets to me.

Reminds me of the 'Jersey Girls'.

43 posted on 04/17/2013 4:23:09 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: bigdaddy45

The Sandy Hook Traveling Actors will not stop until the Gun Loving Hillbillies are disarmed. They will forever be on the payroll unless their handlers decide to let them go....just remember no one talks about fight club!


44 posted on 04/17/2013 5:38:31 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Venturer

I’m glad to hear someone else feels this way.

I’m not a Neal Boortz fan, but he was right when he talked about the wussification of America. It’s all the rage now to wallow in your grief as publicly as possible. And people love to participate with endless candlelight vigils and marches and whatever else.

I don’t know, maybe I’m becoming hard and cynical...I hope not. I don’t mean to detract from any person’s tragic loss, and I do feel sympathy. But the in-your-face public garment-rending gets old.


45 posted on 04/17/2013 7:41:31 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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It’s all the rage now to wallow in your grief as publicly as possible. And people love to participate with endless candlelight vigils and marches and whatever else.

It's a valid point.

46 posted on 04/17/2013 7:43:46 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: CatherineofAragon
It’s all the rage now to wallow in your grief as publicly as possible. And people love to participate with endless candlelight vigils and marches and whatever else.

If I had a nickel for every 'vigil' held in New England over the past few years; I'd have enough money to get the hell out of here. Flags at half-mast again today...ye gaaaaaads. Read the frickin' flag code...and what makes these people more special than the ones whacked in Chicago recently? Dead is dead..doesn't matter how you got there.

47 posted on 04/17/2013 7:59:54 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: onyx
Hope and pray that’s the message learned.

Up here; they pray to Obama.

48 posted on 04/17/2013 8:01:03 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BlackVeil

And once again, the perpetrator was NOT an honest gun owner.


49 posted on 04/17/2013 8:02:34 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: who knows what evil?

We should just lower all flags to half mast forever....mourning for America.


50 posted on 04/17/2013 8:29:53 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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