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NYC Marathon unsure how to get runners to starting line
NY Post ^ | 11/2/12 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/02/2012 12:27:02 PM PDT by jimbo123

The New York City Marathon is still unsure how it will get its runners to the starting line Sunday, yet another obstacle in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

A day after New York Road Runners President Mary Wittenberg said ferries would again take some entrants to the start on Staten Island, marathon organizers said they might not be used.

Wittenberg had said final transportation plans would be announced Friday morning. Those plans now may not come until Saturday.

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1 posted on 11/02/2012 12:27:03 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

How about having the runners run to the starting line?


2 posted on 11/02/2012 12:29:53 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

How about having the runners run supplies out to where they are needed?


3 posted on 11/02/2012 12:32:07 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: jimbo123

Now Bloony can’t even “run” a marathon nuch less a disaster recovery!


4 posted on 11/02/2012 12:32:29 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Ha! That would be too practical. - This is the most IGNORANT thing in the face of this disaster, wasteful, IGNORANT, impractical.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT by Twinkie (REMEMBER BENGHAZI !!!!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

give each one a full gas can first and then the mob with no fuel can chase them.

if God wanted us to run marathons, we’d all be born in Kenya.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 12:37:16 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: jimbo123
What a bunch of morons all around.
Change the name of the event to "Unicorns and Flowers," and reality is cancelled.

The tiny egomaniacs can continue their hedonistic existence without the bother of having to consider destruction, death, disease, starvation, unsheltered hundreds of thousands, but can show off their $500 running shoes.

Total idiots, no other way to see it.

7 posted on 11/02/2012 12:40:09 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: jimbo123

Have them wait in line for 6 hours holding gas cans...


8 posted on 11/02/2012 12:46:42 PM PDT by Stayfree
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To: jimbo123
For the record. The first guy to do a marathon walked 26 miles, fought in a battle, then ran the Marathon.

People have become soft.

9 posted on 11/02/2012 12:46:55 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (A vague disclaimer is nobody's friend)
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To: jimbo123

Duh!! Maybe you think about things like that before announcing the race will still go on.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 12:49:09 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: publius911

They should turn it into a Tri-athelon.
First they Swim to the starting line,
then wait in line with an empty gas can.
then run from the howling mob...


11 posted on 11/02/2012 12:54:05 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: jimbo123
So is the Marathon going to close more roads in New York City then Sandy closed ?

Bridge and Road Closures

12 posted on 11/02/2012 12:55:23 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Oztrich Boy
The first guy to do a marathon walked 26 miles, fought in a battle, then ran the Marathon.

And then he died.
13 posted on 11/02/2012 12:57:31 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: TurboZamboni

“if God wanted us to run marathons, we’d all be born in Kenya.”

ROFL Hysterically!


14 posted on 11/02/2012 12:59:20 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: TurboZamboni

if God wanted us to run marathons, we’d all be born in Kenya

             

15 posted on 11/02/2012 1:05:01 PM PDT by tomkat ( TRAITORS are for HANGING)
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To: jimbo123

http://gothamist.com/2012/11/01/should_the_marathon_be_cancelled_or.php


16 posted on 11/02/2012 1:14:49 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: jimbo123

BS. Have them run supplies & water out to the storm-affected areas. Move the damned generators, which could supply power to 400 homes, from the libs’ media tents to the storm-affected areas. WTH’s wrong with these deranged, libtard morons in NYC? (Rhetorical question, I know.) Shotguns and ammo should be airlifted into the areas being looted, for the residents. And out-of-state power crews are being cussed-out/turned away because they’re non-union! WTF!


17 posted on 11/02/2012 1:18:01 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: jimbo123; All; Nachum; holdonnow

Oh, so Wittenberg said ferry them to Staten Island to start?

This Staten Island?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK-bzv_yso0


18 posted on 11/02/2012 1:29:20 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: carriage_hill

BTW, nj.com posted a slew of stories re: denial of union bigs on refusal.

Keep this on hand just in case:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/02/ala-utility-florida-crewman-blame-electrical-union-for-interfering-with-hurricane-sandy-relief-video/

Hey, I think we’re building a good linkfest for #letthemeatmarathons


19 posted on 11/02/2012 1:33:24 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: tet68

thanks for a great laugh, loved your Triathelon line


20 posted on 11/02/2012 1:36:21 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli

It’s easy for me to laugh, I’m not there.
should be interesting to see how this stacks up
t0 Katrina.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 1:43:01 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

“... fought in a battle...”

Knowing how the Staten Islanders feel...this year’s marathon may include a battle or two (...as it should!).


22 posted on 11/02/2012 1:46:23 PM PDT by moovova (The infamous 3am call FINALLY came. Obama took the call...and then rolled over & went back to sleep.)
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To: jimbo123

I lived through hurricane Hugo here in SC and there was one business which did everything in it’s power to help.

They GAVE AWAY water and ice, they attached head lights to shopping carts connected to car batteries so people could shop for the barest necessities and any groceries they had left.

Because it is non-union business, I’m wondering if Walmart is being ALLOWED to help in this disaster?

Anyone?


23 posted on 11/02/2012 1:58:17 PM PDT by RetSignman (REMEMBER THE 2010 MOVEMENT)
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To: tet68

The primary difference between Katrina and Sandy is not the extent of the damage, or the factual FEMA response, or the numbers of people endangered or the numbers of people still suffering four days after the storms’ landfall - Sandy may score higher on all of those.

The biggest difference is a media that used a crisis to go after a president and now paints 100% similar circumstances after a similar crisis as irrelevant to the performance of a president they worked so hard to elect.

The truth may be less than something in the middle. The truth may be that they are so trecherous in that they are now giving federal officials the benefit of the doubt (FEMA acts on locally determined requirements and locally determined targets), the more honest benefit of the doubt that they denied to George W. Bush, because like Axelrod they “could not let a crisis go to waste”.


24 posted on 11/02/2012 2:01:21 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: AliVeritas

I think I heard the audio 2x on Hannity; did you?

NJ/NY unions: “Don’t believe your lying ears!”

LOL. This is going to come back to bite them in the ass. And it’s going to get really ugly, soon.

Popcorn?


25 posted on 11/02/2012 2:17:11 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: jimbo123

It’s just been cancelled. Thank God.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 2:20:04 PM PDT by adc
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