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BOSTON MARATHON BEGINS UNDER TIGHT SECURITY
Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2014 | Bob Salsberg,Michelle R. Smith,Paige Sutherland, Jimmy Golen

Posted on 04/21/2014 8:34:00 AM PDT by Biggirl

BOSTON (AP) — With security tight along the 26.2-mile route, tens of thousands of runners set out from the starting line at the Boston Marathon on Monday in a "Boston Strong" show of resilience a year after the deadly bombing. "I showed up, I'm back, and I am going to finish what I didn't finish last year," said Mary Cunningham, 50, of St. Petersburg, Fla., who was stopped a mile short of the finish line by the explosions last year.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonmarathon; marathon; terrorism
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Best wishes to all the marathonors up in Boston.
1 posted on 04/21/2014 8:34:00 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Hopes and prayers for a peaceful marathon.


2 posted on 04/21/2014 8:36:15 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: Biggirl

My daughter has a friend running. We can track his progress. Doing great so far, on track for 2:26 finish. I think he got 77th last year.


3 posted on 04/21/2014 8:40:32 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Biggirl

Meh, a bunch of people running down a street. Yippee


4 posted on 04/21/2014 8:41:05 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Biggirl

Boston Wrong.
When a couple of punks brought an entire city to a stop.

Now a bazillion dollars being spent for a race.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 8:46:38 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Biggirl

“Boston Strong” My you know what.

Yea Boston strong all right. City wide shut down, door to
door warrantless searches. A “strong” city that was brought
to it’s knees because of its incompetent law enforcement and
weak minded residents. A “strong” city that proved to
prefer safety over freedom.


6 posted on 04/21/2014 8:46:42 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: Biggirl

WHat is the purpose of this marathon? Who do they raise money for?


7 posted on 04/21/2014 8:47:34 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: Biggirl
Boom!
Here comes the Boom!
8 posted on 04/21/2014 8:48:12 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: fwdude

That’s how I feel. Never paid attention to this crapola....


9 posted on 04/21/2014 8:48:34 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: fwdude; Fawn

Hah!!
I ran (an completed) a marathon last year. Would challenge anyone who thinks it’s just “running down a street” to try it!
Next time you drive; set your odometer to 0 and then watch it get to 26 miles and ask yourself if you could run that far in 3 to 6 hours.
Running is a great thing to do. Taking control of ones health and fitness is why many of us like doing it.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 8:53:34 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Biggirl

A few morons with bombs are forcing us to spend millions in security

It will keep happening until we are bankrupt trying to protect ourselves using impossible methods

The Crusades were a response to this type of muzzie takeover, and they worked


11 posted on 04/21/2014 8:54:36 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Biggirl

“I showed up, I’m back, and I am going to finish what I didn’t finish last year,”
+++++++
Dontcha’ ya’ just love the goals and priorities some people set in their lives?


12 posted on 04/21/2014 8:59:20 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Biggirl

Nephew running. Last year was his first time and he crossed the finish line about 20 minutes before the explosion.


13 posted on 04/21/2014 9:01:33 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Please support efforts in your state for an Aticle 5 convention.)
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To: MomwithHope

http://www.baa.org/individual.html

You can track him here, put in name and get his bib #.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 9:02:42 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: fwdude
When I was younger, I used to go to the Marathon all the time. The Boston Red Sox always had a 10am game on those days and the game would usually be over around the time most of the lead runners are coming through. I was actually at the finish line in 1979 when Bill Rodgers (an American) won the race. If you look at the YouTube footage of that finish, I am somewhere in that crowd at the 4:35 mark - just a scrawny 17-year-old kid at the time.

Back in those days, you felt like you were actually a part of it. Crowd control was "loose" to say the least. Once the lead runners went by, nobody stopped you from running out there to hand a runner a bottle of water or even run with them a little bit of the way to offer encouragement.

It's not so much fun these days and while I'm in town today, I'm staying far away from it. Way too much crowd control now and you won't be close enough to see anything. Also, I can't even begin to pronounce the names of all the Africans who have dominated these foot races in recent years.

15 posted on 04/21/2014 9:03:38 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“Running is a great thing to do. Taking control of ones health and fitness is why many of us like doing it.”

Don’t forget the elitist attitude. You know the same
attitude the bicycle enthusiasts get when they have to block
the whole road. It’s like “what can I do to make my self
better than everyone else”? “I know, I’ll be a jogger
snob and feel just as proud as a Prius owner.”

“Would challenge anyone who thinks it’s just “running down a street” to try it!”

No thanks, I have a life.


16 posted on 04/21/2014 9:04:04 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Running is a great thing to do. Taking control of ones health and fitness is why many of us like doing it.

And pounding your leg joints into an early grave is really smart.

17 posted on 04/21/2014 9:08:43 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Slambat

and if you work for FedEx or UPS you have to drive all the way around the city because the race cuts the city in half at Commonwealth Ave. Same for emergency personel not assigned to the Marathon. All mail boxes have also been locked since Thursday along the race route and side streets.


18 posted on 04/21/2014 9:13:00 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Slambat

“Don’t forget the elitist attitude. You know the same
attitude the bicycle enthusiasts get when they have to block
the whole road. It’s like “what can I do to make my self
better than everyone else”? “I know, I’ll be a jogger
snob and feel just as proud as a Prius owner.””

Wow a whole lot of assumptions in your post!

I just prefer to do things that increase my chances to not be sitting in a doctors office being treated for things that I could have a chance to prevent. I don’t really care about your opinion of me; or anyone else’s. I know what is best for me. Training for a marathon is WAY too much to do for some vanity purpose.
It takes a heck of a lot of work; and sucks at times.

My overall attitude is a conservatives attitude of self reliance and wanting to be left alone. Staying fit increases my chances of being self reliant; and not having someone needed to take care of me as I age. It wont guarantee anything; but it certainly helps the percentages.


19 posted on 04/21/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: fwdude

They have a new slogan for this marathon...’Take Back the Line’...local media coverage is barf-inducing.


20 posted on 04/21/2014 9:17:27 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I admire those who run regularly, and think it is a noble goal to complete a marathon (or multiple marathons). I am a bit surprised by some of the comments on this thread.


21 posted on 04/21/2014 9:18:52 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: fwdude

“And pounding your leg joints into an early grave is really smart. “

I take it you don’t run.
People now realize that runners actually don’t suffer those injuries at a higher rate as people used to think. The data is out there if one wants to find it.

Our bodies were designed to run. Sitting at a desk all day as I do is what is unnatural.
All the people I personally know getting knee and hip replacements haven’t been runners from what I know.


22 posted on 04/21/2014 9:20:54 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Fawn

That’s how I feel. Never paid attention to this crapola...

...I’m sure glad I know that...now, back to whatever you were doing...


23 posted on 04/21/2014 9:22:31 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Meb Keflezighi wins it. First American since Greg Meyer in 1983.


24 posted on 04/21/2014 9:23:21 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: NEMDF

“I am a bit surprised by some of the comments on this thread.”

It’s the nature of the internet! People tend to comment on issues where they have no personal knowledge. I do the same thing occasionally; but try not to.
Running isn’t for everyone. I am 54 and ran my third marathon last June; looking to do another one in July. If I get to the point that I cant run; I will bike.
Both of my parents died after long nursing home stays; I want to stack the odds in my favor to delay or prevent that if possible.
Plus I just really like being fit.


25 posted on 04/21/2014 9:24:36 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: RetSignman

Dontcha’ ya’ just love the goals and priorities some people set in their lives?

...actually, what I like are those who know the entire set of a perfect strangers priorities, based on a single comment about a single event...


26 posted on 04/21/2014 9:25:00 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: Fawn

-— WHat is the purpose of this marathon? -—

When I was a kid, it was a fun, local curiosity, run by a Boston Sports Club. There were very few runners.

Back when I was a little kid, around 1970, I saw a guy jogging down the street in his sweats. It was such an uncommon sight that I asked my dad what he was doing. My dad told me that he was a “harrier,” which is British for “jogger.” Didn’t sound like much fun to me.


27 posted on 04/21/2014 9:26:31 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I apologize for that. You didn’t deserve that rant.


28 posted on 04/21/2014 9:27:12 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: HereInTheHeartland
I know several marathon runners who are facing early knee replacements.

Our bodies were designed to run. Sitting at a desk all day as I do is what is unnatural.

Moderation is the key. Of course we were designed to run, for short distances. We were also designed to use our arms a lot more than runners do, but you don't see many of them stressing that part.

29 posted on 04/21/2014 9:27:55 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: who knows what evil?

It isn’t just local media coverage that is barf-inducing. It’s nationwide. Two terrorists manage to set of two small bombs that kill three people and wound a number of others. While it is tragic that people were hurt or died it was not a mass killing as the coverage, and expending of state and national resources over the year would indicate. The morons even wanted to charge the terrorist with use of a weapon of mass destruction. Amazing how self-important and self-absorbed the people of that city seem to be. Meanwhile, several years before 13 killed and many more wounded in an obvious terrorist incident at Ft. Hood and it is “workplace violence” and those involved are left to their own devices and ignored. The most interesting thing in the Boston event is the huge amount of taxpayer money and resources pumped into Boston to make everyone there feel more secure. I’ve got a clue for them that will make everyone’s life better; get over yourselves and NEVER VOTE FOR ANY DEMOCRAT AGAIN. You’ll be a lot safer in the long run.


30 posted on 04/21/2014 9:30:26 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Wow a whole lot of assumptions in your post!

...actually, the poor dude is simply displaying his numerous insecurity issues, which magically give him the ability to know the thoughts and attitudes of every single runner and cyclist he encounters in the course of his routine daily life...


31 posted on 04/21/2014 9:34:08 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: Slambat
Now, now with that 'warrantless searches' talk...it's called 'shelter in place'.

Ye gads.

32 posted on 04/21/2014 9:36:03 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

My daughter’s friend finished in 2:32. Pretty good for 25 years old. I don’t think it is his best.

I may get back to running someday. Back issues make it difficult now. I love the freedom of it, being in nature. I have always thought that Heaven would include new running shoes, slight downhill inclines, and favorite music choices, to do running as an optional activity. 10K is the longest I have ever done on competition, but some years back, in the Omaha Corporate Cup, there were close to 20,000 competitors, and it was an amazing experience. I did it every year for 9 or 10 years... Was stunned by those who would beat me, very old, very heavy, the blind guy. Their efforts were inspiring.


33 posted on 04/21/2014 9:39:19 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: RJS1950

Check out ESPN, if you can stomach it. Will ALL Red Sox games this year be an ‘emotional experience’? That will give ESPN the opportunity to put their favorite team on their home page at every opportunity.


34 posted on 04/21/2014 9:40:12 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

I never watch ESPN. I have never had any real interest in any sport or team. They are meant to be a passtime but have become an obsession for many fans and a moneymaker for many others. My time has always been better spent doing enjoyable and productive things. I’ve never cared about the emotional experience of any jock (or movie star, singer, etc); in the scheme of things they are all pimples on the ass of time.


35 posted on 04/21/2014 9:43:45 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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Apparently the Orioles didn't get the memo about this being an 'emotional experience' for Boston...Orioles 6, Red Sox 0...5th inning.

'Pimples on the ass of time'...I have to steal that one the next time one of 'Boston's Strong' gets in my face.

36 posted on 04/21/2014 9:48:00 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Mr. K

Never let a crisis go to waste in the long but relentless march from a free country to a police state....


37 posted on 04/21/2014 9:48:50 AM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: NEMDF

10K is the longest I have ever done on competition,

...I’ve done five half marathons, and always thought I’d graduate to the full monte, but time and blocked arteries got in the way...too old and complacent to take it up again, cycling gives me the same sense of accomplishment and enjoyment...

...gotta love some of the comments on this thread...I don’t disagree that the media slant of ‘emotional engagement’ is a little much, but some of these posters...they get so upset when they see someone having a bit of fun in their lives...


38 posted on 04/21/2014 9:57:00 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: IrishBrigade
Freeper who hasn't watched television since 1983 and has real trouble with those who enjoy life.
39 posted on 04/21/2014 10:01:13 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: NEMDF

Thanks, I’ve been watching him for the second half of the race, he finished at 3hr.03 minutes.


40 posted on 04/21/2014 10:08:08 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Please support efforts in your state for an Aticle 5 convention.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Running is the quickest way to knee replacements and twisted ankles. Have fun...while you can. Back to my point. I could care less about people running down a street if they are not even raising money for a charity.


41 posted on 04/21/2014 10:16:38 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: IrishBrigade

Who are you and why are you butting in on my comment to someone else? Feeling lonely? I want my 2 minutes back for posting this to you....


42 posted on 04/21/2014 10:18:49 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: Fawn

“I could care less about people running down a street if they are not even raising money for a charity.”

Not sure most people who run are seeking your approval Fawn!

“Running is the quickest way to knee replacements and twisted ankles.”

I’m sure you have data to back this up.


43 posted on 04/21/2014 10:19:36 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
Meb Keflezighi wins it. First American since Greg Meyer in 1983.

Meb was born in Eritrea in 1975.

44 posted on 04/21/2014 10:33:16 AM PDT by AU72
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To: MomwithHope

Oh, that is GOOD. My daughter’s friend was 123rd, I think that puts him in the top third of the top 1%, so that is outstanding.


45 posted on 04/21/2014 10:34:13 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

I’d have to ask but I think he and his brother finished a little better than that last year. His brother did not run this year.


46 posted on 04/21/2014 10:51:21 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Please support efforts in your state for an Aticle 5 convention.)
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To: who knows what evil?

You’re welcome to the phrase. I’ve been using it for years, don’t know when I thought of it but I know I first used it in reference to start/hero worship.


47 posted on 04/21/2014 10:53:22 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I have no opinion about running on whether it’s good or bad for you, but here’s one observation of people who run; in almost any conversation they use the words “me” and “I” more than others. There are many examples, even on this thread. It’s all about “me”.


48 posted on 04/21/2014 12:01:06 PM PDT by fision
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To: HereInTheHeartland

It’s a wonderful sport.


49 posted on 04/21/2014 12:06:17 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Biggirl

The weather was perfect, and we finally had an American winner! Thanks, Biggirl, for your graciousness. This one was an important one for many of us here in Massachusetts.


50 posted on 04/21/2014 12:09:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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