we are boston strong

Whoever did this obviously didn’t know shit about the people of Boston. because nothing these terrorists do will shake them. For pete’s sake Boston was founded by the pilgrims, a people so tough they had to buckle their goddamn hats on. It is the cradle of the American Revolution, a city that withstood an 86 year losing streak, a city that made it through the big dig, a construction project that backed up traffic for 16 years! Even their bands are tough! The town of Aerosmith, who in their 5th decade, is still going strong! But here’s what these cowards really don’t get. They attacked the Boston Marathon. An event celebrating people who run 26 miles on their day off for fun. And they have been holding it in Boston since 1897. And do you know how tough you have to be to run in a whale bone corset? And when those bombs went off, there were runners who after finishing a marathon, kept running another 2 miles to the hospital to donate blood. So here’s what I know: these maniacs may have tried to make life bad for the people of Boston but all they can ever do is just show how good those people are
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Stephen Colbert

Two years to the day and Boston has come back better than ever in the face of the worst kind of adversity. And although this isn’t a day most of us will ever forget, I at least take solace in the fact that not only are we still probably known as one of the only major cities who, if you fuck with them, will shut down the whole city (except dunkin donuts of course), stop everything and find your ass (which, we of course did), but more importantly, that justice has been served and Boston has kept, and will continue, running. I have never been prouder to be a Bostonian than on days like today. Because we are Boston and goddamn are we strong.

Yuzuru Hanyu “I’m regretful. [The frustration] is boiling inside me.”

Yuzuru Hanyu, who marked 183.73 points and placed first after short programme, won his 4th consecutive title after a free skate that earned him a total of 286.36. Although he fell on 2 jumps, he was able to win and secured his place for World championships in Boston (March-April 2016). Shoma Uno placed 2nd with 267.15 points and Takahito Mura is 3rd with 263.46 points, same order as the short programme result.

Even though Hanyu landed beautiful jumps [in the first half of the programme], he made mistakes in the second half. “I’m regretful. [The regret and frustration] is boiling inside me. Ahh I will work hard [for next time], said Hanyu, showing his regrets. Brian Orser, his coach, said “He experienced a lot in this season. He is also a human. We will train again for [Worlds in] Boston.

Yet, he is strong. He overcame the small accident happened before the competition. During the official practice earlier in the day, he bumped into Daisuke Murakami and fell. Although people were worried because of the accidents from last season, he smiled and shook hands with Murakami and continued on his practice.

I will not lose no matter what happens. Hanyu shows his absolute dominance in the rink where he was crowned as national champion for the first time.

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and here i thought I don’t have to translate “悔しい” this year. BUT i’m sure he will turn this into motivation, and deliver a satisfying performance in Boston! Anyway, congratulations on your FOURTH consecutive national title.

huffingtonpost.com
A Pride Like No Other: Boston To Orlando Strong
Work crews are still sweeping up from this past weekend’s Boston Pride March. Yet this evening, the same City Hall Plaza where the march concluded will serve as the gathering spot for a vigil to honor the 50 lives lost at Pulse, an Orlando LGBTQ nightclub, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A message from the Bisexual Resource Center’s Board of Directors — A Pride Like No Other: Boston to ‪Orlando Strong‬. We stand with the victims and their families & loved ones in Orlando <3