Friday, November 2, 2012

New York City Marathon Runs Resources to the Hurricane Victims?

Should not the runners be instead running up the 17 flights of stairs to give water to the elderly?
Should we really be putting police on the marathon when there is looting going on?

Should we be blocking the streets and using generators for the marathon when hungry, dirty, cold people are begging for help?

Should runners by sipping water while others are parched and dirty?

Wouldn't it be wonderful and seem proper for all those involved in the marathon to instead by descending on the needy?

What am i missing here? **

Pictures of Hurricane Sandy aftermath here:

Just heard that Alabama power line crews were turned away from multiple locations in NY/NJ because they were NOT UNION crews...

People are out of food, water, gas, it's getting cold and help is being REFUSED, because the help is NON UNION???

And in other news, there is looting, dumpster diving for food, fights,  and whining about how 'slowly' help is coming because it's NEW YAWK, that 'can't' be happening there, they are better than everybody else!!!

And where's FEMA??? 

Oh, and  one more question...

People need power to survive, and yet Bloomie has two LARGE generators running a TENT in Central Park for the NY Marathon, because THAT is more important???

**  “I do appreciate that the marathon brings in money to local business, but let’s be honest, it’s a huge draw on our resources,” State Senator Liz Krueger told The New York Times. “None of the boroughs is near up and running,” she added.
State Senator Andy Lanza called the decision to go ahead with the race “disgusting.”

“I think this is an example of what infuriates people here on Staten Island,” said localcongressman Michael Grimm. “We’re not back to normal and we’re not going to be back to normal for a long time.”
More than 50 percent of respondents to a Staten Island Advance poll  said running the marathon was “a disgrace, and an insult to every New Yorker who has suffered in any way.”
Even some of the city’s most dedicated runners are joining the chorus of New Yorkers calling on Bloomberg to cancel the race. “Even I can see that there are more important things to focus on right now,” says Jon Crane, a fitness coach at City Coach. Crane has run the marathon himself and spends his days training runners for the race.

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