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(Boston Herald)   Boston Marathon bans pretty much everything. Terrorists win   (bostonherald.com) divider line 119
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2014-02-27 12:06:55 AM  
i.huffpost.com
 
2014-02-27 12:24:04 AM  
no signs or flags larger than 11 inches by 17 inches

regmedia.co.uk
 
2014-02-27 12:52:54 AM  
I wouldn't say the terrorists have won, but they're definitely running up the score.
Land of the what and Home of the what now?
 
2014-02-27 12:54:55 AM  
Pussies.  If anything ban muslims and Democrats.  They're the ones doing all the mass killings in the US
 
2014-02-27 12:55:00 AM  
Shouldn't they  want the ROTC members in there? I mean, they are military trained and have passed a basic background check. And I would bet good money on the whole squad tackling a would be terrorist if it was apparent that they were a danger to others.
 
2014-02-27 12:56:25 AM  
No surprise.  They should just be honest and declare martial law instead of just acting like it was declared as they did last year.

Amazing how two morons can set policy by proxy so effectively.
 
2014-02-27 12:56:40 AM  
We all knew it would come to this.
 
2014-02-27 12:56:57 AM  
Over reacting.
 
2014-02-27 12:57:43 AM  
"loss of freedom"

"fear-mongering"

"terrorists have won"

Yah-yah-yah... I know all that. But given what just happened, isn't it... y'know... prudent?
 
2014-02-27 12:58:50 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: "loss of freedom"

"fear-mongering"

"terrorists have won"

Yah-yah-yah... I know all that. But given what just happened, isn't it... y'know... prudent?


It didn't just happen, and no, it's not prudent.
 
2014-02-27 12:59:00 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Pussies.  If anything ban muslims and Democrats.  They're the ones doing all the mass killings in the US


-1/10  Pitiful.  I've come to expect better of you.  Not much, mind you, but still better.
 
2014-02-27 01:00:29 AM  
If you manage to run the Boston marathon wearing a burka and a backpack filled with a 12 pack of wootstout (or any beer), I will buy you a years worth of TF. Pics or it didn't happen.

/or just five miles, that's more reasonable
 
2014-02-27 01:00:50 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: "loss of freedom"

"fear-mongering"

"terrorists have won"

Yah-yah-yah... I know all that. But given what just happened, isn't it... y'know... prudent?


maybe if other marathons were bombed in a similar style. Or the Boston Marathon got hit three years in a row... But banning backpacks at a marathon because of an isolated incident is asinine
 
2014-02-27 01:01:11 AM  
• No backpacks, or handbags of any size
• No glass containers, and no container larger than 1 liter.
• no bulky costumes or masks that cover the face, and no proprs.
• no strollers.
• no suitcases & rolling bags.
• no CamelBak-style hydration systems.
• no weight vests or any sort of vest with pockets, except lightweight running vests.
• no signs or flags larger than 11 inches by 17 inches.



Woohoo! Guns and grenades still allowed!
 
2014-02-27 01:01:30 AM  
Human safety comes first these days, we have no choice but to let the terrorists "win".
 
2014-02-27 01:02:19 AM  
Strollers are banned. What about wheelchairs? I saw a television program where someone hid a bomb on a wheelchair. Why aren't those banned? Are the liberties decided by the ADA more important than our safety? Who made that decision but decided to ban vests with pockets?

And why can't I find any reference to firearms being banned? How are those less dangerous than "glass containers larger than one liter?" Google is giving me nothing on guns being banned.
 
2014-02-27 01:03:57 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Pussies.  If anything ban muslims and Democrats.  They're the ones doing all the mass killings in the US


Poe's Law Inquiry...
 
2014-02-27 01:07:58 AM  

GungFu: • no signs or flags larger than 11 inches by 17 inches.


WAT
 
2014-02-27 01:08:21 AM  
FTFA

"We're asking unregistered runners to stand on the sidelines and cheer"

Lulz. What are they supposed to cheer? "Hurray for the police state!"

After the Martial Law situation last time, it's surprising anyone is allowed on the streets to watch it at all.
 
2014-02-27 01:08:41 AM  
Banned in Boston? The more things change, the more they stay insane.

Seriously, people should just boycott their stupid marathon. There are plenty of others.
 
2014-02-27 01:09:08 AM  

GungFu: • No backpacks, or handbags of any size
• No glass containers, and no container larger than 1 liter.
• no bulky costumes or masks that cover the face, and no proprs.
• no strollers.
• no suitcases & rolling bags.
• no CamelBak-style hydration systems.
• no weight vests or any sort of vest with pockets, except lightweight running vests.
• no signs or flags larger than 11 inches by 17 inches.


Woohoo! Guns and grenades still allowed!


The black helicopters are coming. I can hear 'em.
 
2014-02-27 01:09:43 AM  
Official runners won't be allowed to carry bags this year.

The restrictions for official participants include:
• No backpacks, or handbags of any size
• No glass containers, and no container larger than 1 liter.
• no bulky costumes or masks that cover the face, and no proprs.
• no strollers.
• no suitcases & rolling bags.
• no CamelBak-style hydration systems.
• no weight vests or any sort of vest with pockets, except lightweight running vests.
• no signs or flags larger than 11 inches by 17 inches.


Weren't the bombers from last year spectators and not runners?
 
2014-02-27 01:12:36 AM  
So I can't bring this bag?

skreened.com
 
2014-02-27 01:12:50 AM  
Boycott.
 
2014-02-27 01:13:36 AM  

vinniethepoo: Banned in Boston?


In Boston, they would've banned Pinocchio...
 
2014-02-27 01:14:02 AM  

lucksi: Official runners won't be allowed to carry bags this year.

The restrictions for official participants include:
• No backpacks, or handbags of any size
• No glass containers, and no container larger than 1 liter.
• no bulky costumes or masks that cover the face, and no proprs.
• no strollers.
• no suitcases & rolling bags.
• no CamelBak-style hydration systems.
• no weight vests or any sort of vest with pockets, except lightweight running vests.
• no signs or flags larger than 11 inches by 17 inches.

Weren't the bombers from last year spectators and not runners?


Shhh! Why do you have to keep coming into my fark threads and using logic?
 
2014-02-27 01:15:37 AM  
The terrorists won when the police and Homeland Security shut down the city, flooded it with armored vehicles and SWAT, and went door to door looking for a twerpy little shiat who was eventually found bleeding out in an immobile boat. And with all that near-military presence, it was the boat owner who found the terrorist, the authorities thought he'd escaped.
 
2014-02-27 01:15:48 AM  

Triumph: So I can't bring this bag?

[skreened.com image 200x256]


Assembling on government property (roads) is not a right, stay back in your free speech cage ZONE citizen.
 
2014-02-27 01:17:58 AM  
In all seriousness, what does it say that the city of Boston, arguably the birthplace of American independence, the site of so many acts of defiance against oppression and terror, is now being a bunch of complete cowards and banning shiat that had nothing to do with the bombings last year?

It says that America has become a nation of complete pansies who have forgotten the heritage that said it's better to be free even when that freedom comes with risks.

The most pathetic part is that these measures don't do anything to actually prevent any attack.
 
2014-02-27 01:18:28 AM  
This sounds like something Putin would try.
 
2014-02-27 01:19:06 AM  
The article states that the restrictions are on participants. Weren't the bombers among the spectators?

My sister and brother in law were there last year, thankfully my brother in law (my sister does not run) had crossed the finish line before the explosions and they were both far enough that they were out of sight of the explosions. They're going back this year and I kind of wish they didn't but that is selfish on my part.
 
2014-02-27 01:21:32 AM  

mikaloyd: This sounds like something Putin would try.


Actually it sounds more restrictive than Sochi security.
 
2014-02-27 01:24:54 AM  
Duh...you're in America. This is what we do.

Feel safer?
 
2014-02-27 01:28:01 AM  
Are they also going to ban shady private security companies like Craft International, who stand around with dark baseball caps and backpacks, and seem to do little or nothing before or after the bomb goes off?
 
2014-02-27 01:29:28 AM  
hardly surprising after the ludicrous response last year.
 
2014-02-27 01:30:10 AM  

Underwater Bystander: What about wheelchairs? I saw a television program where someone hid a bomb on a wheelchair. Why aren't those banned?


img.fark.net
 
2014-02-27 01:31:23 AM  
This doesnt sound very strong. I guess vests are scary.
 
2014-02-27 01:31:34 AM  
Bandits suck anyway.

Qualifying for Boston is a great accomplishment. Bandits are a-holes who steal from those who qualified and jumped through the hoops to legitimately register.

/hates bandits
//will never get my BQ, but I'm ok w/that.
 
2014-02-27 01:33:34 AM  

MadCat221: Smeggy Smurf: Pussies.  If anything ban muslims and Democrats.  They're the ones doing all the mass killings in the US

Poe's Law Inquiry...


Not Poe's Law. He just likes being vulgar and egdy on the internet.
 
2014-02-27 01:36:30 AM  

Triumph: So I can't bring this bag?


I frequently see stuff like this quoted by people whose actual opinions about real world scenarios would seem to indicate that they think "freedom" is a synonym for "overbearing security and surveillance."
 
2014-02-27 01:40:10 AM  

Underwater Bystander: Strollers are banned. What about wheelchairs? I saw a television program where someone hid a bomb on a wheelchair. Why aren't those banned? Are the liberties decided by the ADA more important than our safety? Who made that decision but decided to ban vests with pockets?

And why can't I find any reference to firearms being banned? How are those less dangerous than "glass containers larger than one liter?" Google is giving me nothing on guns being banned.


Molotov Cocktails and the general danger of thrown glass bottles in a crowd. Any container larger than a liter is banned, presumably from the risk of the 2-liter bottle dry ice bombs. Although a liter sized one going off would probably work just as well at disrupting the race and making Boston waste millions of dollars.

\yelling boo at you shouldn't work
\\it lets your enemy know your plans and makes you waste resources
 
2014-02-27 01:42:23 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: "loss of freedom"

"fear-mongering"

"terrorists have won"

Yah-yah-yah... I know all that. But given what just happened, isn't it... y'know... prudent?


So..did they NOT catch the perpetrators? Are they likely to try again?

Wuss.
 
2014-02-27 01:45:06 AM  

talkertopc: The article states that the restrictions are on participants. Weren't the bombers among the spectators?

My sister and brother in law were there last year, thankfully my brother in law (my sister does not run) had crossed the finish line before the explosions and they were both far enough that they were out of sight of the explosions. They're going back this year and I kind of wish they didn't but that is selfish on my part.


My parents were just a few blocks away when the bombs went off. I'd feel more comfortable if they stayed home this year. The most terrifying hours of my life were when I couldnt get in touch with them after the explosions last year
 
2014-02-27 01:45:51 AM  
I haven't played Counter-Strike in a decade
 
2014-02-27 01:47:19 AM  

Bane of Broone: MadCat221: Smeggy Smurf: Pussies.  If anything ban muslims and Democrats.  They're the ones doing all the mass killings in the US

Poe's Law Inquiry...

Not Poe's Law. He just likes being vulgar and egdy on the internet.


It was Poe's Law to me... until you explained that he's just a troll and not a skilled one at that.
 
2014-02-27 01:48:22 AM  

Delta1212: Triumph: So I can't bring this bag?

I frequently see stuff like this quoted by people whose actual opinions about real world scenarios would seem to indicate that they think "freedom" is a synonym for "overbearing security and surveillance."


It's called Newspeak. The news channels teach it.
 
2014-02-27 01:49:51 AM  

FarketyFarkerson: Bandits suck anyway.

Qualifying for Boston is a great accomplishment. Bandits are a-holes who steal from those who qualified and jumped through the hoops to legitimately register.

/hates bandits
//will never get my BQ, but I'm ok w/that.


I just wish my ankles would last past the last 2 miles a marathon. I ran one in track in high school and was keeping a time that was good until then. Keeping up with the slower of the runners on the team and smoking the other weight throwers was a good feeling while it lasted.

\wasted on cross-country
\\very dangerous over short distances
...like 10 yards
 
2014-02-27 01:50:33 AM  
Welcome to New America.
 
2014-02-27 01:51:21 AM  
Ban runners and be done with it.
 
2014-02-27 01:57:37 AM  
Require everyone on the course to run in a Budgie Smuggler, I say.

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