Originally Posted by Borgoguy
Seriously, just back up. I'm one of the lucky ones; other than no electricity, my family and I came through the storm unscathed. I am just now sifting through the images of the destruction and cannot believe what is going on.
I'll go through the thread, but hope you all escaped without injury and/or property loss.
Good to see you back online, "Grobo"
Originally Posted by jetstream23
First of all, sorry for the boobs. I know things are pretty horrific for some people back there. Just trying to lighten the mood. My extended family finally has power back in Ocean County, NJ, and has had people visiting to take showers and "charge up"...and they're better off than many.
Secondly, are you kidding me? Rain, wind, snow on Tuesday night on top of all this? They better get power up quickly before temps really start to drop.
No need to apologise for boobs. I know the need is there to try to divert attention away from all of the misery, so it's all good. Warfish I understand too - not sure how many people Ive offended in the funny pic thread (
) but I usually try to keep those lulz in there. Personally they didn't bother me that much, but I could see where it might to others that were hit harder.
Originally Posted by Jetworks
This isn't about NYC and fans, it's about Bloomberg. The starting point is the borough hardest hit and least taken care of. Additionally it is one town over from the nabe hardest hit. The amount of resources being tasked for the race are desperately needed for recovery and cleanup. The decision to go ahead with the race before there was even an all clear for Staten Island demonstrated a callous disregard that is par for the course when it comes to the borough.
Now it is becoming more apparent that the City and the media truly dropped the
ball on SI. The Borough President is ripping the lack of resources being dedicated (rightfully so) and now media outlets are seeing it too. However, the real kicker is that this will all happen in the face of a growing death toll, untold millions in property damage and no power for another week.
I won't even talk about the NYRR trying to oust evacuees from the Hilton.
It should have been delayed.
Or the start should be moved elsewhere. It just looks callous as ****.
These runners have trained for months - what more will waiting a couple of weeks hurt? Not only that, but it puts the runners in the uncomfortable position of seeming callous too to the situation as well.