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post #1096 of 1735
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I don't think it's the cost that's prohibitive in installing those safety doors.. it's probably just the fact that millions of people rely on the MTA everyday and to shut down the platforms for installation would wreak havoc.

Imagine all the bitching and moaning!
it would be union work. So totally cost prohibitive.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

EDIT: Sorry for the unnecessarily defensive tone GS. The ex and I are still close, and her brother was a great guy. Re-reading my post, I kind of surprised myself.
no worries. My generalization was quite sweeping anyways and basically from my observations.
post #1097 of 1735
Goddamn unions and pension funds will be the end of us all (6).
post #1098 of 1735
Wasn't much of NYC's infrastructure built by union labor?
post #1099 of 1735
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

No, I'm not. I don't even know if it was a man or woman, but it kept flailing around under the blankets.

I heard an interview with a psych who delt with the homeless in NYC and she said a lot of the stink isn't filth but rather all the types of fungus growing on these people.
post #1100 of 1735
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Wasn't much of NYC's infrastructure built by union labor?

Pretty much all infrastructure in the US more than 30 years old was built by union labor
post #1101 of 1735
i heard the railroads were built by the chinese a long time ago
post #1102 of 1735
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

I heard an interview with a psych who delt with the homeless in NYC and she said a lot of the stink isn't filth but rather all the types of fungus growing on these people.

on the list of things I did not need to hear today, or yesterday, or this week, or this month, this now rockets to the top.
post #1103 of 1735
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Those plastic barriers would get disgustingly dirty in no time in NYC. Also, it would slow down commuting because the trains would have to now worry about lining up perfectly with these things. Also, when they don't work and open, people will be furious. It would be a maintenance nightmare.

As for all of the people jumping most of them a suicides. The city should put more efforts into suicide prevention, not spending money on infrastructure.

Hmm, I actually know somebody who works as a suicide prevention non-profit...
post #1104 of 1735
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Originally Posted by gambit50 View Post

Homelessness is not what defines those who do this(though they might be included). And while I am sure it was said before(on this thread but it is so hilarious and true and I was excited to see someone else state what is apparent), there is a common denominator amongst the car crossers.

And to the poster who asked about stepping back as the train approaches, you are not paranoid. 

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7. The Sneaker: This is the person that comes into your subway car from the car either in front or behind while the train is moving. You are not supposed to do this, it is dangerous and pointless. When the train stops just switch cars. I have also noticed that this person is usually black for some reason.
post #1105 of 1735

Sorry to divert, but I have to vent:

 

 

I had some scumbag coward spit on me as I was leaving the train yesterday. Have never been so infuriated in my life. 

 

I was just reading after a long day at work...totally minding my own business. As I exited the train I felt this disgusting wet splat on the back of my head (I have a shaved head...so it was felt directly on my skin).  Turned back and saw some punk teens laughing as the train was speeding away. This in the comparatively sleepy and safe Toronto. I know there are many worse things that can happen, but the derogatory connotations of getting spit on made this incident particularly infuriating.  

 

I have never wanted to kill anybody more than those kids at that moment. Perfect ending to a busy day of tending to pieces of shit like that after they get in fights/stabbed/shot (I work as a doc at the local trauma center).  

post #1106 of 1735
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I would have been livid. I probably would have had to grab one and lash out.
post #1107 of 1735
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I remember this punk rock looking teenager said something about my appearance. Along the lines of "corporate zombie" or something or another. I just look at him and said, "Hey kid, I was you. This is what you have to look forward to" and kept on moving.
post #1108 of 1735
^^ Dedicate your life to tracking them down and destroying them.

And/or next time your patching one of their kind up, hock a loogie in there before you stitch 'em back together.

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Partly with this thread in mind, I got on a bus the other day. Turns out, contrary to expectation, a fair proportion of passengers on board buses in London's West End during the day are wealthy-looking yummy mummy types. I guess catching the bus rather than a taxi between £200 haircuts and £150 lunches is their way of economising during these straightened times.
post #1109 of 1735
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They knew you wouldn't judge them for taking the bus. The other's in the taxis and limos might write them off and not invite them to the charity gala because clearly, they can't afford charity this year...
post #1110 of 1735
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I remember this punk rock looking teenager said something about my appearance. Along the lines of "corporate zombie" or something or another. I just look at him and said, "Hey kid, I was you. This is what you have to look forward to" and kept on moving.

i remember this post. "if I ever look at that guy, shoot me" or something is what you posted.





The spit on head story is awful. I honestly believe that is really unlikely to happen in NYC. You can't eat a plate of meatballs without getting yelled at.
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