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2013-04-16 12:34:47 AM  
9 votes:
cdn.front.moveon.org
2013-04-16 12:58:03 AM  
5 votes:
Boston residents offer up their homes to those who might need them


Except for the homeless, o'course.
2013-04-16 12:48:54 AM  
4 votes:

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 12:43:51 AM  
4 votes:

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 12:41:15 AM  
4 votes:
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 01:22:24 AM  
3 votes:
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 01:07:08 AM  
3 votes:
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 12:37:40 AM  
3 votes:

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 12:41:34 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:36:08 AM  
2 votes:
Nice gesture, but this wasn't a hurricane or tornado.
2013-04-16 10:40:30 PM  
1 votes:
Someone super artistic should take a well known quote by Mr. Rogers and paste it over a photo of him, preferably doing something heart felt. Too bad no one is original enough to throw that one out. Maybe i should start a Facebook chain about it.
2013-04-16 08:51:31 AM  
1 votes:
For the naysayers.  My daughter was in the city, a few block from the explosions.  They gathered at a friends apartment by Kenmore, they took in runners, and anyone else who appeared to need help.  Fed, watered, and more importantly, allowed them access to a telephone landline and the internet, so they could contact concerned family members.  Thus, some of those affected did indeed have social media access.

I can't make any statements as to whether or not anyone in need make it as far as Brookline, but it's not inconceivable.
2013-04-16 02:09:40 AM  
1 votes:

farkinglizardking: Don't rag on people that are trying to help


But they're not helping.
2013-04-16 01:57:48 AM  
1 votes:

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


That man embodied the teachings of Christ more than any church "leader" I've ever seen.
2013-04-16 01:22:32 AM  
1 votes:
Get a thin hottie marathoner over for a night of anguish sex? Win win! I say.
2013-04-16 01:17:12 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:03:29 AM  
1 votes:
Is this one of those Fark moments where suffering SUDDENLY isn't funny?
2013-04-16 12:56:45 AM  
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2013-04-16 12:52:22 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:50:38 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:42:39 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:40:52 AM  
1 votes:
That's quite beautiful. *sniff*

Will have to visit Boston one day

/hopes to get free board for two weeks minimum
2013-04-16 12:39:08 AM  
1 votes:
Cool, I'm flying to Boston tomorrow to snag some free room and board.
2013-04-16 12:39:04 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:36:44 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:33:46 AM  
1 votes:
As long as they're not British soldiers.  Bad history with that.

/trying to smile through the pain
 
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