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2013-04-16 12:33:46 AM
As long as they're not British soldiers.  Bad history with that.

/trying to smile through the pain
 
2013-04-16 12:34:47 AM
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2013-04-16 12:36:08 AM
Nice gesture, but this wasn't a hurricane or tornado.
 
2013-04-16 12:36:44 AM
That's sweet, but I can't imagine why it would be necessary. The visiting runners presumably have places they were staying already, the wounded have hospitals. I suppose some might want some human hospitality, but this isn't a hurricane, no one lost their home.
 
2013-04-16 12:37:40 AM

Gotfire: Nice gesture, but this wasn't a hurricane or tornado.


I understand they've closed off several blocks around the blast site, so there are probably more than a few runners who can't get to their hotels. I'd imagine there is also an element of "needing to do  something" at play here.
 
2013-04-16 12:39:04 AM
Maybe the reasoning is that people would feel more comfortable in someone's home than in a hotel downtown.

Very nice gesture.
 
2013-04-16 12:39:08 AM
Cool, I'm flying to Boston tomorrow to snag some free room and board.
 
2013-04-16 12:40:25 AM

hlehmann: Cool, I'm flying to Boston tomorrow to snag some free room and board.


You should totally run there instead. you know, as a show or solidarity or something.
 
2013-04-16 12:40:52 AM
That's quite beautiful. *sniff*

Will have to visit Boston one day

/hopes to get free board for two weeks minimum
 
2013-04-16 12:41:15 AM
As unnecessary as some may find this gesture, I see it as a big middle finger to the dickweeds who did this in a vain attempt to accomplish some dipshiat mission.
 
2013-04-16 12:41:34 AM

NobleHam: That's sweet, but I can't imagine why it would be necessary. The visiting runners presumably have places they were staying already, the wounded have hospitals. I suppose some might want some human hospitality, but this isn't a hurricane, no one lost their home.


they blocked off a lot of the hotels the runners use, and even evacuated some. and its hard to find your way around boston even when things aren't insane
 
2013-04-16 12:42:36 AM
do they also provide translators?
 
2013-04-16 12:42:39 AM

NobleHam: That's sweet, but I can't imagine why it would be necessary. The visiting runners presumably have places they were staying already, the wounded have hospitals. I suppose some might want some human hospitality, but this isn't a hurricane, no one lost their home.


This reassures me.  After seeing the headline, I thought there must have been some sort of massive followup blast that leveled a residential area.  There was a major highway pileup with mass casualties back around Thanksgiving, and I didn't see people taking about opening up their homes as temporary shelter then.

I guess Americans react differently depending on the source of a disaster, independent of the full extent of the damage.
 
2013-04-16 12:43:37 AM
Granted, I don't live in Boston, but if anyone* needs a place to seek comfort and a home cooked meal in Tampa, please, let me know, I'd be happy to help out.

*small or large-breasted females under 30 only, please
 
2013-04-16 12:43:51 AM

Summoner101: [cdn.front.moveon.org image 504x551]


I LOVE Mr. Rogers, I was a huge fan of the show as a kid...

But I have seen that god damn quote and like 50 different pictures of him all over the damn place today. My entire newsfeed on Facebook is nothing but various pictures of Mr. Rogers with that same quote. I am so tired of those types of pictures with the inspirational quotes that don't mean anything.

/That's right, STAY OFF MY LAWN
 
2013-04-16 12:45:22 AM
You mindless sheep! These people are "good citizens" they are CIA operatives conducting stage two of the false flag operations. Once they get you into their home aka "research center" you are monitored and video taped to access your mental state after a traumatizing event. The results are then sent to D.C. to be used in counter intelligence studies for the next false flag operation .
 
2013-04-16 12:46:41 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Granted, I don't live in Boston, but if anyone* needs a place to seek comfort and a home cooked meal in Tampa, please, let me know, I'd be happy to help out.

*small or large-breasted females under 30 only, please


I'll take the mediums under 30 here in San Diego.
 
2013-04-16 12:47:13 AM
Yes... let me "tweet" to one of those people so that i can "borrow their wifi" connection... Totally makes sense.
 
2013-04-16 12:48:54 AM

Gotfire: Nice gesture, but this wasn't a hurricane or tornado.


15 blocks of the city, where many hotels are located is now a crime scene.  No one is allowed in, if you're out you're out.  We have over 100,000 out of state (and country) visitors in our city.  Pretty much everything down there is upside down, including the race wind down, finding family and friends, and even getting to your hotel.

least we can do is offer a hot shower, meal and a bed if anyone needs one.
 
2013-04-16 12:50:38 AM
Classy move people of Boston. Very classy.

Know the rest of America is with you tonight...and we are proud of you for selfless bravery in the face of grave danger.

Very proud.
 
2013-04-16 12:52:22 AM

reklamfox: Summoner101: [cdn.front.moveon.org image 504x551]

I LOVE Mr. Rogers, I was a huge fan of the show as a kid...

But I have seen that god damn quote and like 50 different pictures of him all over the damn place today. My entire newsfeed on Facebook is nothing but various pictures of Mr. Rogers with that same quote. I am so tired of those types of pictures with the inspirational quotes that don't mean anything.

/That's right, STAY OFF MY LAWN


its called "like farming". get used to it.
 
2013-04-16 12:52:49 AM

styckx: You mindless sheep! These people are "good citizens" they are CIA operatives conducting stage two of the false flag operations. Once they get you into their home aka "research center" you are monitored and video taped to access your mental state after a traumatizing event. The results are then sent to D.C. to be used in counter intelligence studies for the next false flag operation .


Sadly that is one of the more coherent conspiracy theories I have seen today...


/saw one that tried to link the bombing to the Russian mafia operating through North Korean operatives that had hired disgruntled Kenyan runners to plant the explosives, I had to stop reading when I found my brain trying to escape by crawling out my left ear
 
2013-04-16 12:56:43 AM

reklamfox: Summoner101: [cdn.front.moveon.org image 504x551]

I LOVE Mr. Rogers, I was a huge fan of the show as a kid...

But I have seen that god damn quote and like 50 different pictures of him all over the damn place today. My entire newsfeed on Facebook is nothing but various pictures of Mr. Rogers with that same quote. I am so tired of those types of pictures with the inspirational quotes that don't mean anything.

/That's right, STAY OFF MY LAWN


So after a disaster would you rather people come together around a symbol of hate and fear and revenge or a symbol of love and compassion and hope?
 
2013-04-16 12:56:45 AM
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2013-04-16 12:57:10 AM

Pribar: styckx: You mindless sheep! These people are "good citizens" they are CIA operatives conducting stage two of the false flag operations. Once they get you into their home aka "research center" you are monitored and video taped to access your mental state after a traumatizing event. The results are then sent to D.C. to be used in counter intelligence studies for the next false flag operation .

Sadly that is one of the more coherent conspiracy theories I have seen today...


/saw one that tried to link the bombing to the Russian mafia operating through North Korean operatives that had hired disgruntled Kenyan runners to plant the explosives, I had to stop reading when I found my brain trying to escape by crawling out my left ear


Thanks.. I even tossed in random bad grammar to make it more real. I had one of my "friends" I  known for 10 years post RT, Inforwars, NatureNews links constantly through the bombing.. Each one more stupid then the last. I knew this guy for 10 years and never once suspected he had a deep love for the derp..

/think you know some people
 
2013-04-16 12:58:03 AM
Boston residents offer up their homes to those who might need them


Except for the homeless, o'course.
 
2013-04-16 01:01:51 AM

Amos Quito: Boston residents offer up their homes to those who might need them


Except for the homeless, o'course.


ROFLMAO
 
2013-04-16 01:02:21 AM

GungFu: That's quite beautiful. *sniff*

Will have to visit Boston one day

/hopes to get free board for two weeks minimum


Boston is pretty awesome. I've been there three times, sadly for very short durations each time (well technically PAX East was 3 days, but we didn't really leave the vicinity of the hotel...)

On our honeymoon though we did a walking tour, saw (climbed up) Bunker Hill, Old Ironsides, Faneuil Hall, ate at The Salty Dog, and took the trains in and out so we got to see some scenery during that. Despite the rain it was a great time. Skipped the aquarium because it was already almost 3 pm by the time we got to it, and for $25~ each we decided not to bother using our last hour in the city that way.
 
2013-04-16 01:02:53 AM
You know, some very large, violent groups in some countries hate the US with a passion. Heck, some local US groups could be included as well. In all seriousness, 3 deaths in the past some odd years, out of a population of 330M, I think Americans should be pretty thankful.
 
2013-04-16 01:03:29 AM
Is this one of those Fark moments where suffering SUDDENLY isn't funny?
 
2013-04-16 01:05:12 AM

CameraMonkey: reklamfox: Summoner101: [cdn.front.moveon.org image 504x551]

I LOVE Mr. Rogers, I was a huge fan of the show as a kid...

But I have seen that god damn quote and like 50 different pictures of him all over the damn place today. My entire newsfeed on Facebook is nothing but various pictures of Mr. Rogers with that same quote. I am so tired of those types of pictures with the inspirational quotes that don't mean anything.

/That's right, STAY OFF MY LAWN

its called "like farming". get used to it.


Getting pageclicks paid by ignorance.

Seen plenty of stuff posted that if you follow it back to the "page" they turned on a dime and started throwing up "like this new event" as soon as it started trending on twitter.
 
2013-04-16 01:07:08 AM
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."

But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.

But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness.

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."


- Patton Oswalt
 
2013-04-16 01:07:42 AM

reklamfox: Summoner101: [cdn.front.moveon.org image 504x551]

I LOVE Mr. Rogers, I was a huge fan of the show as a kid...

But I have seen that god damn quote and like 50 different pictures of him all over the damn place today. My entire newsfeed on Facebook is nothing but various pictures of Mr. Rogers with that same quote. I am so tired of those types of pictures with the inspirational quotes that don't mean anything.

/That's right, STAY OFF MY LAWN


Wait till the picture of the runner w/ missing legs turns up with the caption "1 share = 10 prayers"

/you think I'm kidding.
 
2013-04-16 01:08:29 AM

NobleHam: That's sweet, but I can't imagine why it would be necessary. The visiting runners presumably have places they were staying already, the wounded have hospitals.


There are extended families stuck in the area - tourists from elsewhere with one or more members now wounded or dead. The victims do have hospitals or morgues, but the remaining family members had nowhere to planned to go, and some may be there for quite a while now.
 
2013-04-16 01:10:11 AM

Amos Quito: Boston residents offer up their homes to those who might need them


Except for the homeless, o'course.


We're pretty good at having open shelters for those that need it.  Unfortunately most of the homeless refuse because of drug addiction or metal health issues with like in other states, is horribly underfunded.

Maybe you can give our statehouse some tips, eh?
 
2013-04-16 01:12:08 AM

Summoner101: reklamfox: Summoner101: [cdn.front.moveon.org image 504x551]

I LOVE Mr. Rogers, I was a huge fan of the show as a kid...

But I have seen that god damn quote and like 50 different pictures of him all over the damn place today. My entire newsfeed on Facebook is nothing but various pictures of Mr. Rogers with that same quote. I am so tired of those types of pictures with the inspirational quotes that don't mean anything.

/That's right, STAY OFF MY LAWN

So after a disaster would you rather people come together around a symbol of hate and fear and revenge or a symbol of love and compassion and hope?


Mmmhmm, yep. Clearly because I commented my personal feelings about your OP it means I'm an evil, heartless monster who will use this opportunity to nourish myself by suckling at the teat of human misery and mass destruction. I'm a worse version of Hitler and will be remembered as histories greatest monster.

/merely pointing out how over played and meaningless those stupid "faux inspirational quote on picture" posts are these days
//what exactly is a symbol of hate, fear and revenge?
 
2013-04-16 01:12:19 AM

Pribar: styckx: You mindless sheep! These people are "good citizens" they are CIA operatives conducting stage two of the false flag operations. Once they get you into their home aka "research center" you are monitored and video taped to access your mental state after a traumatizing event. The results are then sent to D.C. to be used in counter intelligence studies for the next false flag operation .

Sadly that is one of the more coherent conspiracy theories I have seen today...


/saw one that tried to link the bombing to the Russian mafia operating through North Korean operatives that had hired disgruntled Kenyan runners to plant the explosives, I had to stop reading when I found my brain trying to escape by crawling out my left ear


Leave Cambridge Alone....
 
2013-04-16 01:13:17 AM

Amos Quito: Boston residents offer up their homes to those who might need them


Except for the homeless, o'course.


HA!
 
2013-04-16 01:13:17 AM

TyrantII: Amos Quito: Boston residents offer up their homes to those who might need them


Except for the homeless, o'course.

We're pretty good at having open shelters for those that need it.  Unfortunately most of the homeless refuse because of drug addiction or metal health issues with like in other states, is horribly underfunded.

Maybe you can give our statehouse some tips, eh?



Well, for starters, an "open shelter" isn't much of a shelter.

Try adding a roof, and maybe some walls and stuff.
 
2013-04-16 01:14:09 AM

reklamfox: Summoner101: reklamfox: Summoner101: [cdn.front.moveon.org image 504x551]

I LOVE Mr. Rogers, I was a huge fan of the show as a kid...

But I have seen that god damn quote and like 50 different pictures of him all over the damn place today. My entire newsfeed on Facebook is nothing but various pictures of Mr. Rogers with that same quote. I am so tired of those types of pictures with the inspirational quotes that don't mean anything.

/That's right, STAY OFF MY LAWN

So after a disaster would you rather people come together around a symbol of hate and fear and revenge or a symbol of love and compassion and hope?

Mmmhmm, yep. Clearly because I commented my personal feelings about your OP it means I'm an evil, heartless monster who will use this opportunity to nourish myself by suckling at the teat of human misery and mass destruction. I'm a worse version of Hitler and will be remembered as histories greatest monster.

/merely pointing out how over played and meaningless those stupid "faux inspirational quote on picture" posts are these days
//what exactly is a symbol of hate, fear and revenge?


HARUMPH!

/Oh, and Fox News.
 
2013-04-16 01:14:33 AM
As a New Yorker I'm legally required to give Boston a lot of shiat, but it's out of love. I don't get to visit nearly as often as I'd like, but when the occasion does arise nothing but a fantastic time is had.

This gesture just underscores what's so great about that city.

/ I'd move there, but I prefer living someplace with a baseball team.
// <3 ;)
 
2013-04-16 01:15:16 AM
Well I know who is flying to Boston to get a free house to sell!!
 
2013-04-16 01:15:45 AM
Good on them.
 
2013-04-16 01:17:12 AM
Being lonely now makes you a hero?

With that offer extended, I think I'll refuse.

I'm not a hero, but thank you all the same.
 
2013-04-16 01:17:55 AM
Could be worse, they could be praying...

/amidointhisrite
 
2013-04-16 01:18:26 AM

Summoner101: reklamfox: Summoner101: reklamfox: Summoner101: [cdn.front.moveon.org image 504x551]

I LOVE Mr. Rogers, I was a huge fan of the show as a kid...

But I have seen that god damn quote and like 50 different pictures of him all over the damn place today. My entire newsfeed on Facebook is nothing but various pictures of Mr. Rogers with that same quote. I am so tired of those types of pictures with the inspirational quotes that don't mean anything.

/That's right, STAY OFF MY LAWN

So after a disaster would you rather people come together around a symbol of hate and fear and revenge or a symbol of love and compassion and hope?

Mmmhmm, yep. Clearly because I commented my personal feelings about your OP it means I'm an evil, heartless monster who will use this opportunity to nourish myself by suckling at the teat of human misery and mass destruction. I'm a worse version of Hitler and will be remembered as histories greatest monster.

/merely pointing out how over played and meaningless those stupid "faux inspirational quote on picture" posts are these days
//what exactly is a symbol of hate, fear and revenge?

HARUMPH!

/Oh, and Fox News.


HA Fox News... I should have seen that coming. No hard feelings friend, we're all a little frazzled from the days events so ignore my butthurt
 
2013-04-16 01:21:00 AM

reklamfox: Summoner101: reklamfox: Summoner101: reklamfox: Summoner101: [cdn.front.moveon.org image 504x551]

I LOVE Mr. Rogers, I was a huge fan of the show as a kid...

But I have seen that god damn quote and like 50 different pictures of him all over the damn place today. My entire newsfeed on Facebook is nothing but various pictures of Mr. Rogers with that same quote. I am so tired of those types of pictures with the inspirational quotes that don't mean anything.

/That's right, STAY OFF MY LAWN

So after a disaster would you rather people come together around a symbol of hate and fear and revenge or a symbol of love and compassion and hope?

Mmmhmm, yep. Clearly because I commented my personal feelings about your OP it means I'm an evil, heartless monster who will use this opportunity to nourish myself by suckling at the teat of human misery and mass destruction. I'm a worse version of Hitler and will be remembered as histories greatest monster.

/merely pointing out how over played and meaningless those stupid "faux inspirational quote on picture" posts are these days
//what exactly is a symbol of hate, fear and revenge?

HARUMPH!

/Oh, and Fox News.

HA Fox News... I should have seen that coming. No hard feelings friend, we're all a little frazzled from the days events so ignore my butthurt


s'alright, I didn't take it personal.  People cope in different ways with tragedy.  Some need inspirational quotes to find a meaning, some need to make jokes to take their mind off, and some just need to be crotchety old men so they don't become stabby :)
 
2013-04-16 01:22:24 AM
Most people are remarkably sympathetic and generous in events like these. During Katrina, New Orleans was bolded in twice the size of any other city listing at Craigslist, and the offers for shelter, a hot meal, free car repair if you threw a rod in Kansas en route to you mother in law's house - all of it was from the heart. It was quite touching until the press focused only on the negatives and helped turn the tide of public opinion against us.

Whatever, I will never forget the outpouring of support from complete strangers. Some lady in an airport tried to give me a $100 bill, but I had some savings and asked her to give it to someone who really needed it. She protested to at least buy me a drink, which I damn sure accepted (seriously, who turns down a free drink?).

Anyway, it's not just an American trait. The human interest stories will tell you that "this is what Americans do when the chips are down." The fact is, decent people all over the world do the same thing. Tragedy doesn't understand most borders.

Amos Quito: Boston residents offer up their homes to those who might need them


Except for the homeless, o'course.


YEah, this, too. There's something about it being a serious cable news tragedy that inspires folks to be decent. If I were a hustler, I'd buy the cheapest Southwest ticket to [insert horrific event] and scam people for all I could. As a regular homeless man I'd never have such an opportunity, being worthless and all. Still, I'm certain that the good that comes from an outpour of support in an emotional time outweighs what we'll surely see exposed as various scams. Again, this happens in every national news tragedy.

Kinda sucks that we don't give two sh*ts until it's on CNN, but hey, that's how it is.
 
2013-04-16 01:22:32 AM
Get a thin hottie marathoner over for a night of anguish sex? Win win! I say.
 
2013-04-16 01:26:44 AM
Nice gesture.  Now why don't you do something about getting control of your crazies.
 
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