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Ruckers kicked out of Boston Marathon
« on: March 08, 2014, 04:36:46 PM »

Ruckers Kicked Out of Boston Marathon

Muslims practice terrorism for a simple reason: against the right kind of target, it works. Politically correct America appears to be the right kind of target. Push us and we move. This could be an example:

A decade long tradition will be missing from this year’s Boston Marathon. Due to the new, stricter security guidelines released by the Boston Athletic Association last Wednesday, ruck marchers will not be allowed to make the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Boylston because they are considered “unauthorized participants.”

Active members of the military have participated in ruck marches at the Boston Marathon for years. Donning full fatigues and carrying 40-pound rucksacks on their backs, ruckers march the length of the course in support of families of fallen soldiers. …

Tough Ruck was one of the ruck marching organizations planning on rucking this year. The B.A.A.’s announcement of the new security guidelines came as a surprise to Tough Ruck founder, Stephen Fiola. …

Last year when the bombs went off near the finish line, members of Tough Ruck, including Fiola, were among the first responders to help the wounded. Carlos Arredondo, a Tough Ruck volunteer who is credited with saving the life of Jeff Bauman who later went on to positively identify alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was also at the scene.

It became a cliché after 9/11 to say, “If we do this or that, the terrorists have won.” But if the ruckers are not allowed in the marathon because they might be targets of Islamists, the terrorists have certainly scored a victory. At least 130 National Guard members will be allowed to march the course, wearing bib numbers.
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Re: Ruckers kicked out of Boston Marathon
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 06:40:31 PM »
the terrorists have for all practical purposes won

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Re: Ruckers kicked out of Boston Marathon
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 06:49:04 PM »
the terrorists have for all practical purposes won

Exactly right.  And as usual, no good deed goes unpunished.....

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