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Old 04-04-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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And I have had plenty of unpleasant experiences while driving. Nothing in life is absolute. Switching from transit to a car isn't going to rid yourself of unpleasant experiences.
I don't see why it's crazy to think that being in your own little glass/metal cage on your journey would isolate you from the scum of the world pretty effectively. Certainly makes unpleasant experiences with strangers much less likely.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I don't see why it's crazy to think that being in your own little glass/metal cage on your journey would isolate you from the scum of the world pretty effectively. Certainly makes unpleasant experiences with strangers much less likely.
Except for the fact that you will then surround yourself with unpleasant people in other vehicles.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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Except for the fact that you will then surround yourself with unpleasant people in other vehicles.
Yeah separated by two glass/metal barriers and a bit of road. It's not the same and we both know it. Are we just gonna keep going until I change my mind? Do you really have much faith in what you're saying or are you just gonna keep going until I tell you were right?
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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There was a big wife-swapping ring here in my little hood, before we moved here. It involved 3 or 4 couples. Everyone got divorced. Only two of the swappers/swappees got married. Everyone else was on their own.
Awesome! Sounds like a subplot from "Mad Men".

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Well said!!! Actually, I think at least in some of these squares in Europe may have been where they gathered to watch public executions.
In the States, too, no doubt.
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Perry Square Park in downtown Erie, PA works fine for that city. It provides for everything that Courthouse Square in Portland does but in much more pleasant surroundings for the people who live and work in the area. It also has beautiful gardens in the summer months. This photo shows the farmer's market that's there most days. Perry Square Park
It's especially fun at lunch time when the city politicians wander across the street to hold court in the square. Back in the day, I spent a more than a few lunch hours listening to Mayor Lou Tullio or his chief rival, city councilman Mario Bagnoni, have some impromptu debates ... sometimes with each other

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What parks have I mocked?
Ones with grass and trees.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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In a car you can go from point A to point B independently.

Mass transit is environmentally & ecologically & socially beneficial, but inefficient for the individual.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Yeah separated by two glass/metal barriers and a bit of road. It's not the same and we both know it. Are we just gonna keep going until I change my mind? Do you really have much faith in what you're saying or are you just gonna keep going until I tell you were right?
I never said the experiences were the same, but the effect is the same. It is unsettling to look in your rear view mirror and have someone tailgating you. Having people cutting you off and almost causing an accident. There are lots of things that can happen while driving that makes you have to deal with unpleasant people.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:04 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Mass transit = ghetto passengers
Ghetto passengers = ghetto behavior
Ghetto behavior = violence
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Mass transit = ghetto passengers
Ghetto passengers = ghetto behavior
Ghetto behavior = violence
That would be an extreme generalization that is also an incorrect one.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:40 PM
 
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People who avoid public transit for fear of violence are clueless. In every public transit system in the country, the rate of violent crime happening on the train or bus is lower than the rate of car accidents. Yet people feel so safe in their cars and are scared of the train or bus? They're just uninformed.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: southern california
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That would be an extreme generalization that is also an incorrect one.
Not if u have been mugged
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