As someone who was also there running, for some reason or another, yesterday was a very rough day to run. A lot of people I talked to had issues, I know I almost did the same thing as this guy. If you were not running, don’t even think about judging any of the people who were there. Qualifying for the race is hard as it is, and it was pretty warm yesterday. You want to judge them, give me a marathon time first
July 23, 2013 at 12:43pm
He may be a good guy, but I watched part of the crossfit games last year and laughed. They’re a bunch of weightlifters with very little actual all around fitness. The “triathlon” portion let them use flippers and they all walked the run. Very disappointing
Agree with you about the running part especially since that's my weakness in a triathlon. But, give some credit, fit is fit even if one can't distance run.
All the best in your swimming!
Sorry about that, SWIMMER, missed the flippers part of your comment. Agree with your overall assessment. They can't run distance or swim without flippers. I'm going to have to research this further to understand how this is different than weightlifting competition.
A common motto in the CrossFit community is "Outrun a lifter, out lift a runner." I'll take well-rounded fitness any day over specialized endurance in one discipline. Watch the video and listen to Greg explain it. You don't have to subscribe to the idea, but you're criticizing the sport based on expectations of something they are clearly not trying to achieve.
SWIMMER, I agree about the weightlifting portion of Crossfit. Most weightlifting is unnatural for the human body. Also the weights the contestants are required to lift are all the same and not proportional to the different body weights.
But overall, the basic premise behind Crossfit is the best way to achieve fitness. A good boxing workout used to be the standard for fitness but I think Crossfit expands it out better.
July 9, 2013 at 7:13pm
Don’t group everyone in Western WA together either. My family is very religious and conservative, as are some of my friends!
July 6, 2013 at 8:25pm
No real need to kill him, she accomplished her goal with minimal force. Besides, your an idiot if you think anyone should aim for the head, stop playing Call of Duty and shoot a real gun. Always aim for center of mass
July 6, 2013 at 8:17pm
@GRANDMARULES007 its because not everyone here deserves punishment. I’m going to college in MT, but my parents and siblings are all also conservative and Catholic, and know many others, so don’t call for us all to die needlessly please
July 6, 2013 at 1:42am
Don’t cartridges have metal in them? Had it been loaded, wouldn’t it have been detected? Sure, the gun is plastic, but it doesn’t shoot plastic bullets
Are you saying that a dense plastic bullet wouldn't kill someone?
July 2, 2013 at 2:42pm
This didn’t have to happen. A company in Oregon converted a 747 to a tanker and has been used successfully in South American and other places in the world, with far greater capabilities than any other aircraft in the world. http://www.evergreenaviation.com/supertanker/
But, our government has denied them permission to use it here. This couldn’t have saved everyone who has died I’m sure, but surely it could have saved some.
June 3, 2013 at 12:57am
@johnpaulkuchtajr, if there had been US Marine guards at the consulate like there should have been, I feel like the situation would have been drastically different. Marines will put up a hell of a lot more fight than local security contractors, some of which were already part of the enemy anyway. Look at what two ex-SEAL CIA agents were able to do with sidearms, a platoon of US Marines properly equipped could very easily been a game-changer.
May 22, 2013 at 12:13am
So you have to buy a smart phone and pay for data as well as this service to own one of these things? Plus, do phones even have real security systems on them? Its an easy 3 step process for criminals. Step 1: hack phone Step 2: disable gun Step 3: do whatever you want. Just like the security systems controlled by cell phones, people forget how vulnerable the internet really is.
May 19, 2013 at 1:24am
And i assume you’re a swimmer? Have you ever actually raced, or are you just sitting in front of your computer making a judgement about something you’ve never done? Please, come race me and if you win you can say whatever you want. Otherwise, you have no business calling swimming a “sissy” sport.
February 6, 2013 at 12:03am
Even more than this, the problem demonstrates a growing disregard for our military and the profession of being a soldier. This generation has enough problems with a lack of patriotism and will to fight I think, and when the teachers punish for imitating a soldier, making them the hero, this is a serious problem with the school system.
January 30, 2013 at 11:18pm
And if she used an AR-15 with a 100 round drum magazine, she would have used a “lawful firearm” there too. Oops, darn those facts keep getting in the way. The Libs seem to keep forgetting that their proposed legislation isn’t actually a law yet, and I pray to God it never does.
January 29, 2013 at 12:39am
Unfortunately I live in Washington near Seattle…the stupidity of the people here never ceases to amaze me. As soon as I graduate from high school, I’m going to college in Montana. Why is a city that already has budget problems spending even more money on old, relatively useless weapons like these? This is insane…I can’t wait to get away from the feel-good progressive Seattlites and I HATE coffee. They’re all wanna be hippies, or at least many of the teenagers I know are.
December 14, 2012 at 7:07pm
Everyone always freaks out about the government and how this is going to be used against them, and while on some level I agree, at the same time can’t you just admit that this is pretty cool? I love cool tech!!
December 4, 2012 at 9:45pm
Thank you so much for your service and the things you have done. You are an example to us all. If all Americans possessed your sense of duty and honor, the country would not be where it is today.
Allow one German dude with a shotgun into that little “Ardenne” and all you’ll hear is:
“We zurrendair. We zought you din’t lake twees.”
September 12, 2012 at 10:51pm
Hired local security personnel were guarding him, not Marines. Then they sold him out. Why we didn’t have Marines there, I have no idea.
July 12, 2012 at 3:23pm
No need to insult each other like five year olds please. @Conservative-Atheist, you are partially right. It is the God of Abraham, but we believe that He call us to use violence only in self-defense, while the Muslims believe that He calls them to Jihad and to convert all nonbelievers by the sword.
May 28, 2012 at 11:15pm
Time to end MSNBC’s military protection. They obviously don’t want it, so its time to announce to the terrorists that hunting season is now open. If you won’t stand behind the military, feel free to stand in front of them
May 28, 2012 at 11:02pm
I’m a runner, and I’ve raced at distances of up to a half marathon. At no time, even directly after a half marathon have I ever felt “too tired” to stand for the pledge. I agree that he has the right to not stand if he wishes, but please come up with a better excuse than that. Not to be offenseve…but thats just lame.