On Sunday, the NYC Marathon is scheduled to be run
. The run travels through all the boroughs of New York City and from everything I have read and from e-mails I have received from readers, the only people who want to have the race run are the people flying in for the event and all of the corporate sponsors. Probably so they can get free food and some electricity. None of the newspapers are in favor of it being run. Most of the residents when they hear about all the power used solely for the marathon at the expense of people who don't have any electricity are against it. It is tough to find anyone who is in favor of it. It is a pain to reschedule for the 20,000 people flying in from all over the world, but what about the all the people who are trying to survive and then be forced to suffer even more as the city shuts down roads and diverts police and other first responders to deal with all the marathoners. Is this the right time to be running a marathon? Is it that important of an event? What about all the food and water being provided to the runners? Think the people who are dumpster diving for food might enjoy some of that? What about all the generators running the mediate tents for the event? Supposedly each generator can provide enough power for 400 homes and the media tent alone has 3 of them. 1200 homes could have power instantly.