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Old 11-02-2012, 04:55 PM   #286
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Hey Unico! Sorry for not doing this earlier.

Devastation is devastation and its tough to go through days like this. But we'll all make it.
Hey no worries! I'm glad you're safe. Sorry to hear all the hardship going on down there.

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So billy joel Steven Tyler and jimmy Fallon? Together? Haven't we suffered enough?
You forgot Christina Aguilera.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:58 PM   #287
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I agree that the marathon should be postponed... but to be fair, the city busses don't use gasoline.

They're saying that they ran it after 9/11... and pointing to a lot of the sporting events that occurred right after 9/11 that did, indeed, lift the city's spirits.

But it wasn't the same week as 9/11... Mike Piazza's home run was 10 days later. The marathon is 6. If the crisis wasn't still going on, I'd be fine with it running. But it is.

They should move it to next week. They should cancel the Knicks game tonight as well. If a runner has to be "inconvenienced" by having to wait a week, too fucking bad.

It is an absolutely huge money making event for not just the city, but many of the small businesses along the route. So I don't think it should be canceled, because we do nerd that money right now... but definitely should have been pushed a week.

Oh! I didn't realize that the busses used didn't run on gasoline. That's kinda cool, but I'm still mad about the race.

I am in agreement with you. I think the race should happen, but perhaps next week. I think the residents still need time to recover.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #288
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I agree that the marathon should be postponed... but to be fair, the city busses don't use gasoline.

They're saying that they ran it after 9/11... and pointing to a lot of the sporting events that occurred right after 9/11 that did, indeed, lift the city's spirits.

But it wasn't the same week as 9/11... Mike Piazza's home run was 10 days later. The marathon is 6. If the crisis wasn't still going on, I'd be fine with it running. But it is.

They should move it to next week. They should cancel the Knicks game tonight as well. If a runner has to be "inconvenienced" by having to wait a week, too fucking bad.

It is an absolutely huge money making event for not just the city, but many of the small businesses along the route. So I don't think it should be canceled, because we do nerd that money right now... but definitely should have been pushed a week.
NY 1 said to postpone the marathon will be too much work and even cost too much money.

Whatever. There won't be too many runners this year, so it will be a huge flop.
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Hey no worries! I'm glad you're safe. Sorry to hear all the hardship going on down there.
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You forgot Christina Aguilera.
When she first started out, she kind of made a big deal that she was born on Staten Island. Honestly, she better not bring that up tonight because she left the Island as a toddler and hasn't been back since. She has no real connection here or any memories of here, so I would find it exploitive of her to mention being born here.
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This is sweet:

NOLA to New York
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Apparently Bloomberg read my post
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:24 PM   #292
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Well, looks like they've canceled the NYC Marathon. This is per NBC News New York. I do believe this is the right decision.

NYC Marathon Won't Be Held Sunday: Sources | NBC New York
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Marathon is cancelled.
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Wa-hoo! Watching CNN's breaking news on this!

Doesn't help my view of Bloomberg though. He really seemed callous during this.
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A friend on twitter suggested they just say Paul Ryan won.
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I don't think there was any malicious intent in trying to run it, but ultimately the right decision was made.
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I don't think there was any malicious intent in trying to run it, but ultimately the right decision was made.
Not malicious, but detached from what was going on.
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You forgot Christina Aguilera.
No... those three will be performing together. Why? I don't know. I believe they're doing a Neil Young song too, which is odd... but my "source" at NBC wasn't sure.

Bon jovi is doing who says you can't go home... billy Joel does Miami 2017 alone, Tyler does dream on... Bruce hasn't soundchecked yet
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I guess the backlash made Bloomberg change his mind. I get the New Yorkers we must go on attitude - but no. Just wrong. The generators thing, the police resources. No way can that be true, that police resources would not be diverted from recovery. Not logistically possible.

I am so grateful right now to have heat and light and a roof over my head. Feel so sad for those who don't.
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I just got back from spending a day volunteering at a location that was taking in donations. It was so amazing and uplifting to see how generous people are, because we were inundated with clothes, coats, toiletries, you name it. It got to a point where the coordinator closed off donations until further notice because there was just so much! And other places are saying the same thing.

While it was chaos to sort through the donations, there were some heartwrenching stories when some came to get whatever they could get. One teenage boy had such a devastated look on his face and his eyes had a faraway look in them. Another woman was in tears seeing all the donations because she was overwhelmed by the generosity. She told us she had lost everything because her house was destroyed. Her father passed away recently and she had a recording of his voice, and that's gone. She also has lupus. There was no way I couldn't get teary-eyed.
Thanks for sharing that. It's heartbreaking, but also good to see generosity.

Good for you for helping others now.
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