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2014-02-27 02:01:31 AM
♫ And the home of the brave. ♫
 
2014-02-27 02:02:30 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.
• no Irish.


Sounds reasonable.
 
2014-02-27 02:14:21 AM
Yay, the wussification of America continues because of a one-time incident. Yipee.
 
2014-02-27 02:16:12 AM

violentsalvation: 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.


It was scary how they shut down nearly the whole city for two fugitives, but then again, this is Boston we're talking about.
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/fark
 
2014-02-27 02:17:47 AM
Did they remember to ban bombs? I remember those were a bit of an issue last time round.
 
2014-02-27 02:18:15 AM

bigpeeler: Welcome to New America.


Don't you mean "Obama's America"?
 
2014-02-27 02:25:44 AM

fusillade762: bigpeeler: Welcome to New America.

Don't you mean "Obama's America"?


Don't you mean "Bizarro America"?
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2014-02-27 02:41:37 AM
If the consequence of the incident was a lessening of your rights and freedoms imposed by the government, it makes you wonder is actually the drivung force behind these incidents...
 
2014-02-27 02:44:39 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!


Pressure cookers too!
 
2014-02-27 02:47:51 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...


No Poe's Law, he's just an asshat.
 
2014-02-27 02:50:07 AM

Cyclometh: Boycott.


This.

Who gives a fark about these corporate sponsored circle jerks?

When do we get to be Home of the Brave[tm] again?
 
2014-02-27 02:50:15 AM

fusillade762: bigpeeler: Welcome to New America.

Don't you mean "Obama's America"?


Who was it that ignored a memo and let all this happen in the first place?
 
2014-02-27 02:52:49 AM

Almost Everybody Poops: 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...

No Poe's Law, he's just an asshat.


And if you have TF you can see how he's a racist douchebag as well!

http://www.fark.com/comments/8006430/87466547#c87466547
 
2014-02-27 03:50:22 AM
♫♪ O'er the land of the secure.....and the home of the pussies!!! ♫♪
 
2014-02-27 04:23:09 AM
All freedoms comes with inherit dangers.
1st Amendment comes with the risk that someone will be incited by hateful/critical speech.
2nd Amendment comes with the risk that someone will be shot.
3rd(lol)
4th Amendment comes with the risk that someone dangerous may slip through the cracks.
5th Amendment comes with the risk that someone might get away with crimes.

The list goes on and on. These anti-freedom nannies need to leave the States. We'll all be better for it. This is not American.
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Oh look, a stroller. Better panic. :P
 
2014-02-27 04:47:48 AM

Cyclometh: 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...


and one of the principal sources of funding for twenty five years of IRA terrorism. Now they know what it feels like, I wonder if the people of Boston have any regrets?
 
2014-02-27 05:29:47 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.


img.fark.net

Haha.

I knew marathon organizers would use terrorism to try to curb bandit runners.

Marathon and race organization is big business now. The fees for these races are going up and up every year and I know a few people who run as bandits when the race is in their city or they forgot to register before the late registration fees kick in.

Good opportunity to try and make some more money.

I remember after 9/11, sporting venues made policies to try to cut off smuggled outside food in the name of terrorism. Nothing actually to do with safety but just to bring in more money.
 
2014-02-27 05:37:30 AM

Cyclometh: Boycott.

 
2014-02-27 06:09:12 AM

SpaceBison: 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?



I KNEW IT, the whole thing was setup by Gatorade!!!
I was afraid for the this years in Ottawa that they were going to lock things down. I was happy to see they didn't, well if you brought a bag it might get searched going in but that was it. No freaking way am I going to run if they ban camel-bak. The first half I did they ran out of water and I decided never again would I rely on them to provide hydration. Since then i have always brought mine. If they pull this crap I am going to ask for a refund for this years.
 
2014-02-27 06:17:16 AM
It's sickening to me how cavalier you people are about all this. You've never been on the front lines of a domestic terrorism attack, so you have no business even having an opinion about protecting Americans from another. Unlike you basement dwellers, I could see Logan Airport from my office window on 9/11. Think about that.
 
2014-02-27 06:26:57 AM
Wait ... have they banned terrorists yet?
 
2014-02-27 06:34:47 AM

kronicfeld: It's sickening to me how cavalier you people are about all this. You've never been on the front lines of a domestic terrorism attack, so you have no business even having an opinion about protecting Americans from another. Unlike you basement dwellers, I could see Logan Airport from my office window on 9/11. Think about that.


So you're invoking 9/11, using ad hominem attacks to lambaste anyone who might favor freedom as a "basement dweller" and then having the audacity to claim that if we've never been a firsthand witness to an attack we don't even deserve to have an opinion? 

3/10 for making me reply.
 
2014-02-27 06:38:26 AM
OMG! I'm going to have to carry my stuff in my hands for a few hours and drink from smaller water bottles! The terrorists have won. No freedom. We are in a a fascist state!

/am I doing it right?
 
2014-02-27 06:42:03 AM

kayanlau: Wait ... have they banned terrorists yet?


Can't do that, it's racist.

/no, really
//the modern definition of racism is "anything that displays a significant statistical difference between one race and another"
///so, the criminal justice system is racist, bank loans are racist, gentrification is racist, standardized tests are racist, etc.
 
2014-02-27 06:43:53 AM
I would LOVE a stroller ban. First time I ran (Not Boston's, I'm not elite) some biatch decided to cross the road with a huge ass stroller, right in the middle of runners coming towards the finish line. Security physically grabbed her stroller and stopped it after repeated warnings to turn the fark back.
 
2014-02-27 06:49:36 AM

SpacePirate: So you're invoking 9/11, using ad hominem attacks to lambaste anyone who might favor freedom as a "basement dweller" and then having the audacity to claim that if we've never been a firsthand witness to an attack we don't even deserve to have an opinion?


You must be new here.
 
2014-02-27 06:52:07 AM

SpacePirate: So you're invoking 9/11, using ad hominem attacks to lambaste anyone who might favor freedom as a "basement dweller" and then having the audacity to claim that if we've never been a firsthand witness to an attack we don't even deserve to have an opinion?

3/10 for making me reply.


I gave myself a migraine just from the involuntary eye-rolling reading his post induced.
 
2014-02-27 06:52:40 AM

mekki: OMG! I'm going to have to carry my stuff in my hands for a few hours and drink from smaller water bottles! The terrorists have won. No freedom. We are in a a fascist state!

/am I doing it right?


Pick up all of your smaller water bottles, citizen.
 
2014-02-27 06:55:25 AM

mekki: OMG! I'm going to have to carry my stuff in my hands for a few hours and drink from smaller water bottles! The terrorists have won. No freedom. We are in a a fascist state!

/am I doing it right?


You got it! Why stop there? Why should these citizens be allowed to carry backpacks in public streets at any time? What a glaring security flaw. We should implement body scanners on crosswalks.

ChuckRoddy: I would LOVE a stroller ban. First time I ran (Not Boston's, I'm not elite) some biatch decided to cross the road with a huge ass stroller, right in the middle of runners coming towards the finish line. Security physically grabbed her stroller and stopped it after repeated warnings to turn the fark back.


For sure, man. One lady was a complete asshat so let's inconvenience everyone else.

Lol, but I do see the point of security, what however could possibly be the goal of banning ROTC from participating?
 
2014-02-27 07:02:44 AM

SpacePirate: kronicfeld: It's sickening to me how cavalier you people are about all this. You've never been on the front lines of a domestic terrorism attack, so you have no business even having an opinion about protecting Americans from another. Unlike you basement dwellers, I could see Logan Airport from my office window on 9/11. Think about that.

So you're invoking 9/11, using ad hominem attacks to lambaste anyone who might favor freedom as a "basement dweller" and then having the audacity to claim that if we've never been a firsthand witness to an attack we don't even deserve to have an opinion? 

3/10 for making me reply.


I'm sorry, that's not a hair-related question.
 
2014-02-27 07:13:24 AM

kronicfeld: SpacePirate: kronicfeld: It's sickening to me how cavalier you people are about all this. You've never been on the front lines of a domestic terrorism attack, so you have no business even having an opinion about protecting Americans from another. Unlike you basement dwellers, I could see Logan Airport from my office window on 9/11. Think about that.

So you're invoking 9/11, using ad hominem attacks to lambaste anyone who might favor freedom as a "basement dweller" and then having the audacity to claim that if we've never been a firsthand witness to an attack we don't even deserve to have an opinion? 

3/10 for making me reply.

I'm sorry, that's not a hair-related question.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XTuiyJNJOI 

In case someone somehow hasn't seen the interview. No matter how we feel about the issues we can always laugh at the media's expense.
 
2014-02-27 07:26:37 AM
The pussification will continue until morale improves

Pick up that blood.
 
2014-02-27 07:30:15 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?




No. Life has risks. Living in Boston- living without fear- is worth taking the risk.
 
2014-02-27 07:35:48 AM
Marathons should be about running with the least amount of weight on your body. I really don't understand why anyone would take a backpack along in the first place.
 
2014-02-27 07:46:59 AM
BAHSTIN STRAHNG
 
2014-02-27 07:48:08 AM
I'm amazed they haven't decided to close all roads entering MA, grounded all flights, etc. for the marathon.
 
2014-02-27 07:52:18 AM

pkellmey: Marathons should be about running with the least amount of weight on your body. I really don't understand why anyone would take a backpack along in the first place.


I know some people who run with CamelBaks; they tend to be slower runners, and get dehydrated. You can carry a lot more liquid on your back than on a belt (what I do) or in your hands. This is a big pain for them.

However, the BAA didn't start these restrictions. Many of the same changes (certainly the CamelBak one) were made for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon last October, triggered by Boston.

And the "no strollers" rule for runners has been around for years, for all kinds of races. No unnecessary obstacles.

Also, the "no bandit runners" rule has been around for a long time as well. Race officials don't want the disruption, and the extra strain on hydration and medical resources.
 
2014-02-27 07:58:17 AM

Tatterdemalian: kayanlau: Wait ... have they banned terrorists yet?

Can't do that, it's racist.

/no, really
//the modern definition of racism is "anything that displays a significant statistical difference between one race and another"
///so, the criminal justice system is racist, bank loans are racist, gentrification is racist, standardized tests are racist, etc.


Y'all don't know what it's like
Being male, middle-class and white
 
2014-02-27 08:24:53 AM
SpacePirate:

For sure, man. One lady was a complete asshat so let's inconvenience everyone else.

Lol, but I do see the point of security, what however could possibly be the goal of banning ROTC from participating?


It's a sporting event, not a day care. Carry your damn kid. There's thousands of people competing for space, you don't get ankle bashing rights because you want to take a small child to something they don't care at all about. Half the time there isn't even a kid inside, they're just using it to carry baggage.
 
2014-02-27 08:29:31 AM
pedrop357
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.

Socialists want a dictatorship. Freedom is offensive to them.
 
2014-02-27 08:41:51 AM

OnlyM3: pedrop357
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.
Socialists want a dictatorship. Freedom is offensive to them.


How come socialist nations in Europe don't have dictators? Why is everyone there better educated than you?
 
2014-02-27 08:43:11 AM

what_now: 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?

No. Life has risks. Living in Boston- living without fear- is worth taking the risk.


That all sounds great. But, God forbid, should the unimaginable happen *again* ,what would you tell to the families of the people who have their bodyparts spread across a city block?

"Sorry, we didn't want to look like chickenshiats so we didn't take prudent security measures."?
 
2014-02-27 08:50:15 AM

PIP_the_TROLL: what_now: 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?

No. Life has risks. Living in Boston- living without fear- is worth taking the risk.

That all sounds great. But, God forbid, should the unimaginable happen *again* ,what would you tell to the families of the people who have their bodyparts spread across a city block?

"Sorry, we didn't want to look like chickenshiats so we didn't take prudent security measures."?



Please point out which of these policies is a prudent.

• 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.

I can still bring my pressure cooker right?
 
2014-02-27 08:56:25 AM

minuslars: PIP_the_TROLL: what_now: 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?

No. Life has risks. Living in Boston- living without fear- is worth taking the risk.

That all sounds great. But, God forbid, should the unimaginable happen *again* ,what would you tell to the families of the people who have their bodyparts spread across a city block?

"Sorry, we didn't want to look like chickenshiats so we didn't take prudent security measures."?


Please point out which of these policies is a prudent.

• 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.

I can still bring my pressure cooker right?


Not only can you bring your pressure cooker, but you can also bring a handgun, a flail, a musket, 6 throwing knives and a trebuchet.
 
2014-02-27 09:30:19 AM
Ahh... love Fark, full of hysterics and ITGs.
 
2014-02-27 09:41:12 AM

minuslars: PIP_the_TROLL: what_now: 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?

No. Life has risks. Living in Boston- living without fear- is worth taking the risk.

That all sounds great. But, God forbid, should the unimaginable happen *again* ,what would you tell to the families of the people who have their bodyparts spread across a city block?

"Sorry, we didn't want to look like chickenshiats so we didn't take prudent security measures."?


Please point out which of these policies is a prudent.

• 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.

I can still bring my pressure cooker right?


Harder to carry in a bomb without those items. And if the worse comes to worse and a bomb was smuggled in and set off, it will be easier to use CCTV cameras to find out who did because they would be having to carry around a bag to hide the bomb. Less needle in a haystack if you remove as many straws as possible.
 
2014-02-27 09:42:24 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.


My wife took almost a half hour off her time between her first and second marathon, and qualified for boston.  First one she prepared with the mileage build up traditional training, second one she followed Hansen's method.  I'd recommend giving Hansen's a try.  They're selling a half marathon book this spring as well.
 
2014-02-27 10:34:21 AM
I don't understand how so many people can quote the article and see that these restrictions are on runners only, not spectators, and think that it's about security and fear and terrorism zomg, rather than about the fact that there's a 33% increase in the number of runners from last year and squeezing more people onto the course.
 
2014-02-27 10:44:02 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!


Oddly enough the list doesn't ban bombs either...
 
2014-02-27 11:22:26 AM

Theaetetus: I don't understand how so many people can quote the article and see that these restrictions are on runners only, not spectators, and think that it's about security and fear and terrorism zomg, rather than about the fact that there's a 33% increase in the number of runners from last year and squeezing more people onto the course.


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