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2013-05-17 08:40:12 AM
Just a couple of the points I'd like to addressed:

Is Mr. McNamara a recent immigrant from Romania or something?
 
2013-05-17 09:40:32 AM
That looks interesting.

What I don't quite get, is this:

(Update: Coincidentally, the Boston Athletic Association, which conducts the Boston Marathon, announced today that the 5,633 runners who were unable to finish the course because of the bombing will be allowed to enter next year's race.)

Does this mean they weren't going to let them run again because they were jinxed?  Do they get to start the race at the point where they were when it was called off?
 
2013-05-17 09:46:06 AM
You men illegally searching residents homes without warrants wasn't how they did it? It was technology, not the voiding of out rights?  You don't say.
 
2013-05-17 10:01:02 AM

BizarreMan: That looks interesting.

What I don't quite get, is this:

(Update: Coincidentally, the Boston Athletic Association, which conducts the Boston Marathon, announced today that the 5,633 runners who were unable to finish the course because of the bombing will be allowed to enter next year's race.)

Does this mean they weren't going to let them run again because they were jinxed?  Do they get to start the race at the point where they were when it was called off?


I'm guessing that they won't have to qualify again before next year.
 
2013-05-17 10:19:15 AM
Feel bad for all of the innocent people pointed out in photos the days after the explosions. I explicitly recall the dumpy looking bearded dude with a backpack people were calling a tea party member and the Moroccan track runner. Crowdsourcing can be a great thing, but the investigation (at least by internet amateurs) quickly turned into a vigilante justice witch hunt.
 
2013-05-17 10:35:20 AM

BizarreMan: That looks interesting.

What I don't quite get, is this:

(Update: Coincidentally, the Boston Athletic Association, which conducts the Boston Marathon, announced today that the 5,633 runners who were unable to finish the course because of the bombing will be allowed to enter next year's race.)

Does this mean they weren't going to let them run again because they were jinxed?  Do they get to start the race at the point where they were when it was called off?


The race isn't open, you have to qualify. This means they will waive that requirement for these people.
 
2013-05-17 10:38:31 AM

bearcats1983: Feel bad for all of the innocent people pointed out in photos the days after the explosions. I explicitly recall the dumpy looking bearded dude with a backpack people were calling a tea party member and the Moroccan track runner.


What's particularly revealing about those two are that the crowd - as well as the national media - immediately latched onto the track runner and started investigating him in depth, but just as quickly ignored dumpy beardy guy. I wonder what the difference could have been...
 
2013-05-17 11:08:01 AM
because they hired them as actors. ON RECORD.

am i doing it right?? buy my water filters
 
2013-05-17 12:03:45 PM
BizarreMan: That looks interesting.

What I don't quite get, is this:

(Update: Coincidentally, the Boston Athletic Association, which conducts the Boston Marathon, announced today that the 5,633 runners who were unable to finish the course because of the bombing will be allowed to enter next year's race.)

Does this mean they weren't going to let them run again because they were jinxed?  Do they get to start the race at the point where they were when it was called off?

The race isn't open, you have to qualify. This means they will waive that requirement for these people.


They're also going to be given a special code that will allow them to register before everyone else.
 
2013-05-17 01:23:07 PM
YodaBlues:
The race isn't open, you have to qualify. This means they will waive that requirement for these people.

You not only have to be able to run a marathon, you have to have run one this year seriously fast.

Age    Men    Women
18-34    3:05    3:35
35-39    3:10    3:40
40-44    3:15    3:45
45-49    3:25    3:55
50-54    3:30    4:00
55-59    3:40    4:10
60-64    3:55    4:25
65-69    4:10    4:40
70-74    4:25    4:55
75-79    4:40    5:10
80+     4:55    5:25


If that doesn't mean anything to you, I'll just point out that most common definition of the difference between jogging and running is at 8:00 min/mile.  So a man running fast enough to be "not jogging" won't qualify unless he is 50 or older.  Twentysix point 2 miles is one long way to keep your pace up.
 
2013-05-17 02:12:17 PM

BizarreMan: That looks interesting.

What I don't quite get, is this:

(Update: Coincidentally, the Boston Athletic Association, which conducts the Boston Marathon, announced today that the 5,633 runners who were unable to finish the course because of the bombing will be allowed to enter next year's race.)

Does this mean they weren't going to let them run again because they were jinxed?  Do they get to start the race at the point where they were when it was called off?


You have to qualify fir the Boston Marathon. Just having been in it before isn't (usually) enough.
 
2013-05-17 03:48:59 PM

tjsands1118: You men illegally searching residents homes without warrants wasn't how they did it? It was technology, not the voiding of out rights?  You don't say.


Yeah, how dare they ask before entering a home. Those monsters
 
2013-05-17 04:15:08 PM

tjsands1118: You men illegally searching residents homes without warrants wasn't how they did it? It was technology, not the voiding of out rights?  You don't say.


Except this didnt happen, but you know that.
 
2013-05-17 04:42:50 PM

yet_another_wumpus: You not only have to be able to run a marathon, you have to have run one this year seriously fast.

Age    Men    Women
18-34    3:05    3:35
35-39    3:10    3:40
40-44    3:15    3:45
45-49    3:25    3:55
50-54    3:30    4:00
55-59    3:40    4:10
60-64    3:55    4:25
65-69    4:10    4:40
70-74    4:25    4:55
75-79    4:40    5:10
80+     4:55    5:25

If that doesn't mean anything to you, I'll just point out that most common definition of the difference between jogging and running is at 8:00 min/mile.  So a man running fast enough to be "not jogging" won't qualify unless he is 50 or older.  Twentysix point 2 miles is one long way to keep your pace up.


Instead of qualifying one can also raise money, or donate themselves, to run. Minimum is $3000.
 
2013-05-17 05:08:12 PM
Thanks for the answers.  Makes sense not making them jump hoops the second time around.
 
2013-05-17 07:13:50 PM

tjsands1118: You men illegally searching residents homes without warrants wasn't how they did it? It was technology, not the voiding of out rights?  You don't say.


False flag to prepare people for martial law when Obama comes for teh gunz.
 
2013-05-18 06:37:16 PM
Because they knew about them 2 years prior?
 
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