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    Wink Someone called Bloomberg

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...605290492.html

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg and organizers of New York City Marathon cancelled the race Friday amid growing concerns that holding the event would divert resources from cleanup efforts in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

    Mr. Bloomberg had said as recently as early Friday afternoon that the marathon, scheduled to start Sunday morning, would go on and serve as a demonstration that the city was recovering from the storm and moving forward.

    "We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants, and so we have decided to cancel it," Mr. Bloomberg and the organizers said in a joint news release. "We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event—even one as meaningful as this—to distract attention away from all the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track."
    Government cares about people like fishhooks care about fish.

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    meaningful....yes. Great deal of meaning. Can't wait for the next election.

    You see, Mayor Bloomberg was taking care of you. Maybe now that the marathon has been called off Mayor $#@!tail Weinie can get on with the business of clean up.

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    OMG, the starting line of the race was to be on Staten Island amid the carnage. :wtf20:

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    Not only that Trin, The water tables were set up at/near the site where they found the bodies of the two toddlers swept from their mothers arms the nite of the flooding. classy heh?

    Do you know that bloomberg is worth 25 billion dollars. Yeah. you read it right. BILLION. And he only ran on the republican platform behind Giulianni....cashing in on Giulianni's popularity. The guy is a freaking lifetime democrat. I feel sorry for these new yorkers...that it took them this long and under these circumstances to see what it is like to suffer thru something like this under a progressive. Is he gonna get his fourth term do you think? I think not.

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    Granny says, "Mebbe dis is why...

    Marathon Polarizes NYC Amid Devastation
    Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | There is real tragedy in New York. People have died in Staten Island. Queens had dozens of homes destroyed. And lower Manhattan remains a mess.
    Yet the New York Marathon not only will go on but also will pass through some of these distressed places. It was an eerie scene by Central Park on Friday. Hundreds of marathon runners warming up for a pre-race workout. Very little English was spoken. Groups from Germany, Italy, France, Norway, Australia, Brazil — all having a grand time, even stopping to take pictures along the way. Nearly 40-percent of runners for this race are from outside of the United States. Just a few miles away, people remain without food, water and power.

    It has created a polarized debate: Should the race have been canceled. On one side, there is the community spirit of a marathon. Millions cheering on runners, most of whom they don't even know. Then, there's the economic impact. The New York Marathon creates an estimated $340 million in economic activity. However, the event takes police and fire resources away from the recovery effort. And now, there's a generator controversy. The race's setup in Central Park is using two massive generators with a third sitting idle as a backup. These could be powering buildings, shelters and even hospitals.

    It's not a simple decision and clearly, the New York Mayor's office wants the race to be run. Plus, what do you do with the thousands of visitors who were already here. There has been tension with the visitors as well. Some hotels reportedly have asked families stranded by the storm to leave to make room for out-of-town runners. However, there are also stories of hotels refusing to uproot storm victims and replace them with marathon tourists. CNBC talked to a slew of runners on Friday. They all expressed empathy, but they all want to run the race. And many think it's a testament to Americans. "It's what Americans do," said a runner from Brazil. "They recover quickly" Let's hope so.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/49659631?__so...|feed|&par=ask

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    Bloomberg doing damage control. It's in the article.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...89N16J20121102

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    Bloomberg is worth 25 billion. I'm sure much of that may have been accumulated while serving as mayor. Maybe he could part with about a billion and buy some blankets and bottled water for his constituency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso Jones View Post
    meaningful....yes. Great deal of meaning. Can't wait for the next election.

    You see, Mayor Bloomberg was taking care of you. Maybe now that the marathon has been called off Mayor $#@!tail Weinie can get on with the business of clean up.
    @ Bold.
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    http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/02/so...staten-island/ Sons of Anarchy star Theo Rossi was caught in NY with family over the course of the storm. He says the media is not telling us the whole ugly truth about what is going on. Post Apocalyptic he sez.

    Dead all over.

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    This looks to be getting worse. They are angry at Bloomberg. The Marathon thing has many ticked...regardless that he cancelled it, that he even entertained the idea... The absence of the Red Cross. No help. THey see no one as far as emergency rescue etc is concerned. Some of the stories are appalling...and many heartbreaking. people have lost their homes and they are well up in years.

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