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A decade, hmmm, I first heard of it maybe 5 years ago. Seemed then to be big in the "gentrifying" borderline areas of DC and Philly. NYC attacks only started to come to my attention this year.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

The new ivan ramen probably has the best bowl of Tokyo style ramen in the city right now. Id even venture to say one of the best noodle soups I've ever had. Certainly a far better version of Tokyo style ramen than ippudo does the hakata style ramen. His signature mazemen is fraggin great as well although the garlic one is a little too salty and heavy. Maybe a premature judgment but I honestly cannot wait to go back.

The space (Gotham market) is very hipster and precious and everything is artisanal local hippy type stuff with the price it accords but I like it a lot.

Anybody had the omakase at yuji ramen? Still so hard to get a reservation
as expensive (relatively) as Ippudo?
post #4893 of 11478
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

actually they are getting punched in the back of the head, base of the head, top of the neck, etc.

There have been many victims in many cities. The MSM only started to report it in recent weeks when elderly Jews became the target.

 

How many attacks have there been? I was under the impression that there were a couple (2 or 3) incidences over a couple of years nationwide that have somehow been conflated by some news organizations as a new trend.

 

And in other news, if you see a car driving without headlights at night don't flash your lights to warn him because it is actually part of a gang initiation. The car will follow and you will be killed by some young psychopath


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 12/3/13 at 7:10am
post #4894 of 11478
i've heard it's a bit cheaper, which is refreshing in a city where a $23 bowl of soup isn't bad when there's an hour wait for a $19 bowl of soup.
post #4895 of 11478
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The train conductor was asleep.
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There's only one guy in the engine cab? Isn't there a dead man's switch?

 

lefty

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

A decade, hmmm, I first heard of it maybe 5 years ago. Seemed then to be big in the "gentrifying" borderline areas of DC and Philly. NYC attacks only started to come to my attention this year.

 

Never happened in DC.  Sorry.

post #4898 of 11478
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Oh, bullshit. Just because you are ignorant doesn't mean it's never happened. Read up a little on Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights.

Or, if your point is, all the Good White Liberal Victims in DC have tied themselves in knots to explain why their individual case was not part of any pattern, because there is no pattern and only a racist would see a pattern, then yes, it's never happened in DC.

Sorry.
post #4899 of 11478
There's a thread on this knockout thing on another forum I'm on and it's pretty much all over the US and just didn't get much attention until now. I don't think they're targeting anyone in particular, but more so the elderly and young since they're less able to defend themselves
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There's a thread on this knockout thing on another forum I'm on and it's pretty much all over the US and just didn't get much attention until now. I don't think they're targeting anyone in particular, but more so the elderly and young since they're less able to defend themselves
Tell me, is ignorance truly bliss? I could use some bliss.
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I hadn't actually noticed any increase in hobos like others have mentioned. Until last night. Walking out of MSG, and there's a hobo giving a Rangers chant with his cup out, probably figuring that would get him extra sympathy. Then there was a building across from MSG, and at EVERY SINGLE indent in the building structure, a hobo was sleeping there. Some church was located next to the building, which I'm assuming is the reasons why there were like 20+ hobos sleeping around there, but holy hell. Get to my trian platform, approached by another hobo looking for change. Get off at my stop, another hobo. WTF???

Shitass economy = beggars / homeless. Let's see if deBlasio bites on minimum wage nonsense, expect 10x hobos.
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ahhh, the MTA is always there to deliver (its pensions and union benefits, but little else)
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In 2008, Congress mandated that rail networks install what's called a "positive train control" (PTC) system by 2015 — technology that, among other things, would automatically apply the brakes if a train is traveling too fast into a curve. The MTA, which runs Metro-North, has yet to install PTC in its trains, citing cost and technological complications, and wants the deadline extended to 2018. Experts say that, had a PTC been in place already, this tragedy wouldn't have happened.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/12/william-rockefeller-sleeping-train-crash-derail-metro-north.html
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Shitass economy = beggars / homeless. Let's see if deBlasio bites on minimum wage nonsense, expect 10x hobos.
Strangely, though, at the depth of the market crisis/recession, when u/e was above 10% in 2008-2009, there were fewer beggars.

A study of the 1930s shows that these trends don't always correlate so exactly with the economy.
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Shitass economy = beggars / homeless.

none of the hobos i saw struck me as "recent victims of the financial downturn".
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Yes, the odd thing I am noticing is a "higher class of beggar." Nice clothes, smart phones, etc.
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