Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#84539 Apr 23, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I understand that. But do you think that makes it easier for someone in Texas to swallow? Are the dead and injured in Boston more dead and injured than those in Texas?
A week from now, Boston will be chugging along. This event is not going to cripple Boston in any way. That Texas town can't say the same thing.
True. I think the difference in coverage is the way their governments reach out.

Also, having a week looking for the suspects made it almost a movie all week (but sadly real).

while Texans are probably hurting, why wasn't their government doing whatever they can (Texas state, city and local) to put it in the media as the Governor, Mayor and the FBI was doing in Boston.

The fact they are comparing their coverage to Boston makes no sense. They should be using those efforts to highlight their own troubles. Someone in Boston is probably better at PR than the people in Texas are is what I think.

I'm with the dog -- right or wrong a terrorist act will garner more attention.

Texans should quit complaining about Boston and get themselves out there via FB, press releases, stories about the residents, etc.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#84540 Apr 23, 2013

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

United States

#84541 Apr 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
One of the most revered sporting events in the WORLD in one of the most revered CITIES in this country!!?? A marathon?? Boston!? Are you serious??
You obviously don't know much about either.

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#84542 Apr 23, 2013
I would say that the Boston Marathon IS one of the top sporting events in the world. People from all over hte world come to participate and watch, and Boston absolutely is a revered city in this nation. So much history there.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#84543 Apr 23, 2013
I agree with Red and Sam.

Since: Jan 10

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#84544 Apr 23, 2013

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

United States

#84545 Apr 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
That's about right.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#84546 Apr 23, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment...

For Mimi:
BBC article on mitochondral DNA in Europe to explain why migrant farmers from Near East's DNA has overrun Neolithic huntergather's DNA.

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#84547 Apr 23, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
<quoted text>
That's about right.
I showed the Minneapolis one to three coworkers -- two from Minneapolis, the third lives there now. They all laughed and agreed with most of the new neighborhood names!

Since: Jan 10

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#84548 Apr 23, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
<quoted text>
That's about right.
For Chicago, I love the blue (water)= do not swim!
Dahgts

Brugge, Belgium

#84549 Apr 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
It was a topic of conversation here about what constitutes PDA
<quoted text>
Very little. Mostly college age kids, but rare
What's sweet is seeing the older couples walking along arm in arm

Off to gay paree tomorrow. They're up in arms re gay marriage now. Don't know why when its gay paree

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#84550 Apr 23, 2013
But way more than you would see in US?
Dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
Very little. Mostly college age kids, but rare
What's sweet is seeing the older couples walking along arm in arm
Off to gay paree tomorrow. They're up in arms re gay marriage now. Don't know why when its gay paree

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

United States

#84551 Apr 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
For Chicago, I love the blue (water)= do not swim!
They also did a pretty good job labeling the neighborhoods.
Dahgts

Brugge, Belgium

#84552 Apr 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
But way more than you would see in US?
<quoted text>
Nope, no tongues and mostly goodbyes at train stations. Train system is incredible here

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#84553 Apr 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
But way more than you would see in US?
Why are you so hung up on this?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#84554 Apr 23, 2013
Toj wrote:
I agree with Red and Sam.
Then all three of you are idiots.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#84555 Apr 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Then all three of you are idiots.
Oh, I'm sure it's us that are the idiots and not you.

I hope you realize saying that the Boston Marathon is an important event does not mean the SuperBowl and the World Series (and like events) are not also important events.

You realize that, right?

Since: Jan 10

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#84556 Apr 23, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Oh, I'm sure it's us that are the idiots and not you.
I hope you realize saying that the Boston Marathon is an important event does not mean the SuperBowl and the World Series (and like events) are not also important events.
You realize that, right?
Ha! You think his brain works like normal people's brains work?

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#84557 Apr 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>Then all three of you are idiots.
Quote from the linked article:

Today, the Boston Marathon ranks behind only the Super Bowl as the largest single day sporting event in the world.

http://www.topeventsusa.com/boston-marathon.h...

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

United States

#84558 Apr 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Then all three of you are idiots.
Once again, everyone else is wrong and you are right.

(Yes, dum dum, sarcasm.)

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