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Old 11-28-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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how does this differ from every post of yours taking quick jabs at the "3rd world scum" ruining your life?
there's a difference between 3rd world dbags taking american teenagers jobs and dogging political beliefs based on friggin public transportation. if someone can give me one reason as to why i should take public transportation vs my car then maybe we'll start talking. dc has plenty of traffic and plenty of public transportation. so far i gotta say i prefer sitting in some traffic listening to the radio and setting the air at a comfortable temp than standing on a train platform like a jackoff for 45 minutes while it's 40 degrees out.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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i just saw an article in the ny times that caught my attention.

here's a quick snippet from the article:

Worst Rush Hours in the United States
1. New York City
2. Washington
3. San Francisco
4. Seattle
5. Los Angeles
6. Philadelphia
7. Chicago
8. Dallas-Ft.Worth
9. Atlanta
10. Houston
I refuse to believe Los Angeles is Number 5. What they don't tell you is that it feels like it's always rush hour in Los Angeles. Ten o'clock at night on a Sunday it feels like rush hour.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:01 PM
 
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there's a difference between 3rd world dbags taking american teenagers jobs and dogging political beliefs based on friggin public transportation. if someone can give me one reason as to why i should take public transportation vs my car then maybe we'll start talking. dc has plenty of traffic and plenty of public transportation. so far i gotta say i prefer sitting in some traffic listening to the radio and setting the air at a comfortable temp than standing on a train platform like a jackoff for 45 minutes while it's 40 degrees out.
Whoa! What bug crawled up your rump? And conservatives wonder why the rest of us think they are angry!
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:11 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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there's a difference between 3rd world dbags taking american teenagers jobs and dogging political beliefs based on friggin public transportation. if someone can give me one reason as to why i should take public transportation vs my car then maybe we'll start talking. dc has plenty of traffic and plenty of public transportation. so far i gotta say i prefer sitting in some traffic listening to the radio and setting the air at a comfortable temp than standing on a train platform like a jackoff for 45 minutes while it's 40 degrees out.
So, how much worse would traffic be if DC had the same job base and residential density, but had no public transportation and instead had to build an even large complex of expressways, on-ramps, off-ramps, etc.? Do you really believe the comparatively minuscule amount of spending we do on public transportation as opposed to highway construction and maintenance isn't worth the cost? How about we put a piddling amount more and build adequate shelters for the train platform?

Anyhow, I like public transportation. I like reading/working without having to pay attention to the road very much. It pretty much makes public transportation time an extension of leisure time.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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So, how much worse would traffic be if DC had the same job base and residential density, but had no public transportation and instead had to build an even large complex of expressways, on-ramps, off-ramps, etc.? Do you really believe the comparatively minuscule amount of spending we do on public transportation as opposed to highway construction and maintenance isn't worth the cost? How about we put a piddling amount more and build adequate shelters for the train platform?

Anyhow, I like public transportation. I like reading/working without having to pay attention to the road very much. It pretty much makes public transportation time an extension of leisure time.
what do you propose pay for all of that? tax the wealthy at 50% or lower taxes, allow more business to move in state, and use money like alaska gets from oil and nevada from casinos to build all that "cutting edge" junk? nothing to me is more miserable than standing on a train platform for even 5 minutes whether it's indoor or outdoor. i don't like being dependent on something else. look at your state. ny has ridiculous taxes, your state is falling apart like no other.. and thanks to that businesses are fleeing and now you're facing fare hikes while business heads over to a place like texas. now they're going to get a lot of revenue from business and build all the cutting edge junk while new york can barely afford to keep mta running.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:08 PM
 
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I refuse to believe Los Angeles is Number 5. What they don't tell you is that it feels like it's always rush hour in Los Angeles. Ten o'clock at night on a Sunday it feels like rush hour.
This only takes into account the cities, not the metro areas.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:10 PM
 
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surprised?
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:27 PM
 
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what do you propose pay for all of that? tax the wealthy at 50% or lower taxes, allow more business to move in state, and use money like alaska gets from oil and nevada from casinos to build all that "cutting edge" junk? nothing to me is more miserable than standing on a train platform for even 5 minutes whether it's indoor or outdoor. i don't like being dependent on something else. look at your state. ny has ridiculous taxes, your state is falling apart like no other.. and thanks to that businesses are fleeing and now you're facing fare hikes while business heads over to a place like texas. now they're going to get a lot of revenue from business and build all the cutting edge junk while new york can barely afford to keep mta running.
I think you need to turn off the Faux News.

NY State is one of the richest states in the nation, and has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.

There is more wealth in a few blocks of the Upper East Side than any other location on earth.

NYC, the city you despise, has had more numeric population growth than any other city in the nation since 2000. More than Houston; more than Dallas.

If NYC is really "falling apart", then why is it experiencing more numeric population growth than any other city?

And Texas has lower incomes and higher unemployment than NY State. It also has MUCH higher debt. In fact, Texas has the second highest per capita debt in the nation, second only to Illinois.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: The City
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This only takes into account the cities, not the metro areas.

No actually some of the roads referenced are not in the "cities" but in the metros
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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This only takes into account the cities, not the metro areas.
Wrong! Read the story again.....or for the 1st time.
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