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Brawl over spaghetti in NYC subway ignites debate
Tampa Bay Online ^ | March 24, 2011 | Chris Hawley (Associated Press)

Posted on 03/24/2011 10:01:49 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

NEW YORK (AP) -- The city's subway riders can handle panhandlers, rats and tuneless street musicians. But eating spaghetti in a crowded subway car? Well, that's just going too far.

An Internet video that shows New Yorkers brawling over a passenger's right to nosh noodles on the subway has ignited a debate about what people should and shouldn't do in the nation's largest mass transit system.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: New York
KEYWORDS: baa; baaing; crazy; fight; hiss; hissing; lol; maniacs; nyc; papawasarollingstone; rats; saxophone; spaghetti; subway
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1 posted on 03/24/2011 10:01:51 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: al baby; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; JRios1968; martin_fierro; pax_et_bonum; ...

Funny stuff going on in NYC. Read the whole article.


2 posted on 03/24/2011 10:03:11 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Follow me on Twitter @mpetrie98)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

AP has to print stories like this. It keeps AP from having to cover the real stories of our failed president.


3 posted on 03/24/2011 10:06:25 AM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Flying Spagetti Monster when the train stops ...


4 posted on 03/24/2011 10:06:28 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Lordy...this is insane...Me, I wouldn’t mind..Some people have to eat on the run, and if they clean up after themselves, then there’s no issue...trouble is when they don’t.


5 posted on 03/24/2011 10:06:51 AM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

New Yuk reverts to its old self.


6 posted on 03/24/2011 10:09:23 AM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" --"Deacon," "Waterworld")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why would anyone get upset with soeone else eating? Did they ever consider that they might need to eat? A ban on eating would mean that someone with diabetes could very well be in a dangrous consition by the time they were ble to get off of the train and be unable to take care of themselves.


7 posted on 03/24/2011 10:12:04 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why would anyone get upset with soeone else eating? Did they ever consider that they might need to eat? A ban on eating would mean that someone with diabetes could very well be in a dangrous condition by the time they were ble to get off of the train and be unable to take care of themselves.


8 posted on 03/24/2011 10:12:19 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There is not enough money in New York City to get me to live there.


9 posted on 03/24/2011 10:12:35 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: chris_bdba

Because people are pigs and don’t clean up after themselves...here in Philly the cops police the subways and throw people off for eating....As Jerry Seinfeld used to say - “we are trying to have a civilization here” !!


10 posted on 03/24/2011 10:16:33 AM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: texmexis best

There’s not enough money in NYC to run the city.


11 posted on 03/24/2011 10:16:46 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: chris_bdba
Why would anyone get upset with soeone else eating?

Why don't people eat soup, salad, pizza in the theater? Because spills happen. Then you, wearing your suit, through no fault of your own, have food spills all over your clothes - now add the mice, flies and rats that will happily follow the mess. When you are standing in a subway that starts and stops abruptly - do you want a lap full of somebody's meal?

There are rules, and the rules state that you can eat before you get on the subway, you are free to eat after you get off the subway. But, out of consideration for fellow passengers, you may not eat on the subway. That's why.

12 posted on 03/24/2011 10:18:41 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Stupid. Just mind your own business for pete’s sake. Our population is now comprised of millions of Gladys Cravitzs on steroids.

I was listening to the news yesterday and there was a story about some woman whose toddler apparently was crushed to death after a piece of furniture tilted over on him. Well the mother gave the obligatory interview about how terrible it is that “no one tells you these things can happen”, “I was a new mother and “didn’t know” what to watch out for” etc etc. She is now on a quest to get laws enacted. (another madd only this time it will be maf = mothers against furniture) Oh and did I mention she had a heavy spanish accent?

The answer? (I kid you not) It is being recommended to bolt furniture to the walls: including T.Vs; chests etc etc


13 posted on 03/24/2011 10:21:37 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: 12Gauge687

John Rocker spent about 30 seconds of his life rendering perhaps the most concise, spot-on description of NYC that’s ever been uttered, and then spent the rest of his career apologizing for it.


14 posted on 03/24/2011 10:22:07 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"People will fight about all kinds of things," Augustine said. "Are we going to legislate against every one of them?"

After 60+ years of watching DemocRATS and Republicans I have to say that the answer is "yes". RATs enthusiastically regulate everything and Pubbies reluctantly regulate most everything and the result is the same either way. Never forget that some of the greatest expansions of the welfare state occurred under Pubbie Presidents. BushI & II, I'm talking about you.

15 posted on 03/24/2011 10:23:12 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good blaster kid.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I like to ask people from Brooklyn to say "Ollie North and Fawn Hall."

OK, I'll read the article now... ;-)

16 posted on 03/24/2011 10:24:48 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t want anyone eating near me on the subway; it’s not disgusting, I just don’t want it on me when the train stops abruptly.


17 posted on 03/24/2011 10:31:43 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: chris_bdba
Why would anyone get upset with someone else eating?

Because some people are self-righteous control freaks who have a pathological need to get involved with things that they don't consider acceptable behavior.

18 posted on 03/24/2011 10:32:24 AM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: chris_bdba
Why would anyone get upset with soeone else eating? Did they ever consider that they might need to eat? A ban on eating would mean that someone with diabetes could very well be in a dangrous consition by the time they were ble to get off of the train and be unable to take care of themselves.

So bring a granola bar, bag of peanuts, or something else not likely to make a mess on other people's clothing if it spills.

19 posted on 03/24/2011 10:33:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: martin_fierro

I’m so glad they didn’t have to brang Amber Lamps.


20 posted on 03/24/2011 10:40:05 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Outlaw Woman

I actually have two very large bookcases in my computer room that are screwed right into the studs in the wall behind them. They have been that way since my daughter was a toddler. If she had climbed up on one when it was unsecured, it would have crushed her.

Of course, the gov’t did not have to tell me to do that.


21 posted on 03/24/2011 10:43:19 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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We eat on airplanes. Why not trains?


22 posted on 03/24/2011 10:46:50 AM PDT by Rio
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To: GSWarrior

*Why would anyone get upset with someone else eating?

Because some people are self-righteous control freaks who have a pathological need to get involved with things that they don’t consider acceptable behavior. *

Anyone who thinks allowing people to eat and drink on the subway has obviously never taken the subway—or even a bus—on a routine basis. [I’m not talking about “Oh, I took the orange line from Vienna to the Smithsonian on a Saturday and I don’t see what the big deal is” type of people, either].

Going even further than this, there should be also be a law that transit riders should also be relatively clean before boarding the vehicle. Even further, any able-bodied person who does not give up the handicapped seat to the disabled or a regular seat to an obviously hugely pregnant or superannuated rider should be ejected and clubbed.


23 posted on 03/24/2011 10:52:06 AM PDT by j-damn
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To: Constitution Day
Exactly. You knew what the dangers were and took precautions.

If one out of 300+ Mil of the population has an accident, the whole country is forced into enduring more laws, more nanny state demands and the never ending parade of victims.

There's even a fresh debate over car seats for pete's sake. It is now being considered to require the age to be increased to 12!! Can you imagine putting a 12 year old in a car seat/booster seat?

These people, where do they come from? I'm sick to death of them.

24 posted on 03/24/2011 10:53:30 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; TheMom; pax_et_bonum
During a 15-minute ride on the 6 train this week, a passenger could see: a man descending a stairway while baaing like a sheep...

OK, see...I'm totally digging this in particular.

I wish I'd been there for that.

I wonder if there were any roosters in the vicinity?

25 posted on 03/24/2011 11:01:48 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Rio
We eat on airplanes. Why not trains?

Rats aren't a problem on airplanes. They are a problem in the NYC Transit system.

26 posted on 03/24/2011 11:02:04 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: j-damn

“Why would anyone get upset with someone else eating?”

Whoever said this has very little experience with mass transit.


27 posted on 03/24/2011 11:05:06 AM PDT by nbenyo
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az4qASdPD4Y


28 posted on 03/24/2011 11:08:21 AM PDT by petercooper (Purge the RINO's.)
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To: j-damn

A young man offered me his seat on the bus yesterday. First time that has ever happened. Won’t be long before I can order off the senior 55+ menu from Dennys.


29 posted on 03/24/2011 11:15:07 AM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: chris_bdba
Why would anyone get upset with soeone else eating?

When people eat on public transportation food gets spilled. It just does. It is expensive and difficult enough to keep buses and trains clean without spilled food. People want their bus or train to be clean and inexpensive. Having a rule against eating is an easy way to help accomplish this.

30 posted on 03/24/2011 11:29:47 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: mlocher

Yep...just more static and intentional diversion/distraction on what’s really important. But sleep well at night the MSM is looking after your interests—they’re the “watch dogs of the public”, remember? And they’ll tell you that too.


31 posted on 03/24/2011 11:37:21 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: mick

Then one day I would expect the Philly police to be sued majorly for throwing a diabetic passenger off when they were trying to make sure they were medically able to function possibly killing them by doing this.It doesn’t matter what you think but someone with an extremely low blood sugar needs to eat imediately or they can die.


32 posted on 03/24/2011 11:47:01 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba
Why would anyone get upset with soeone else eating? Did they ever consider that they might need to eat? A ban on eating would mean that someone with diabetes could very well be in a dangrous consition by the time they were ble to get off of the train and be unable to take care of themselves.

Because some people chew with their mouth open or have other disgusting eating habits. If the train stops short, someones food may end up on someone else's shirt or all over the floor or seat, where it is left for the next person to sit or stand in. What smells good to some people nauseates other people. People who eat on subways tend to be pigs who leave their garbage behind. They also tend to be really fat, which makes sense given their inability to control when and where they eat.

BTW, I am a diabetic and I have never had to eat a bowl of spaghetti, a meatball hero, three slices of pizza, or a KFC extra crispy dinner, while on the subway, to control my blood sugar. I do carry a granola bar, glucose tablet, or small juice box in case I find myself in a difficult situation, but I have never had to pig out on the subway because of low blood sugar.

33 posted on 03/24/2011 11:49:57 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: PapaBear3625

Well because when one is having low blodd sugar they need carbs to bring it up and there just aren’t many in any of the items you mentioned that would be why.


34 posted on 03/24/2011 11:50:17 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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I believe it just look at the responses I got and not a one of them even read what I said.It’s all about them and what they want and not a word about making an allowance for someone who medically may need to eat or take a chance on dying.You don’t always know before you get on if you will have a low and afterwards you may not be well enough to still be able to do for yourself.Gee I wonder what these same people would think if I decided since they did not want someone like me eating on the public transit that they pay for my cab ride every day?


35 posted on 03/24/2011 12:02:52 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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36 posted on 03/24/2011 12:13:00 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Labyrinthos

Lucky for you.I have extreme lows and don’t hve the abiltiy any more to always recognize when they are in the early stages.I am not type 2 as the majority are and it is different for us type 1’s.I do carry juice box wth me but with a no eating policy I assumed this was forbidden too? My point was that perhap this person was carrying their dinner home with them when they may have felt bad and went a head and ate?


37 posted on 03/24/2011 12:15:46 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: martin_fierro

“Oh this is the night, it’s a beautiful night
“And we call it bella notte
“Look at the skies, they have stars in their eyes
“On this lovely bella notte.
“Side by side with your loved one,
“You’ll find enchantment here.
“The night will weave its magic spell,
“When the one you love is near!
“Oh this is the night, and the heavens are right!
“On this lovely bella notte!”


38 posted on 03/24/2011 12:18:03 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Joe 6-pack

Best one-liner on that was “One thing is for sure: I can tell John Rocker has ridden the 7 Train.”


39 posted on 03/24/2011 12:29:53 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

40 posted on 03/24/2011 12:31:40 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Rio
We eat on airplanes. Why not trains?

Planes stop far less often than trains, and they take away the food before the stops. If the plane makes an unscheduled stop, either you die or you're so happy to survive you won't complain about having spaghetti on your nice new suit.
41 posted on 03/24/2011 12:55:56 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Blade Runner was set in 2019. Except for the flying cars and replicants we're right on schedule.)
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To: paulycy
No, no, no!!! You stamp on grapes to make wine, you don't stamp on tomatoes to make ketchup.
42 posted on 03/24/2011 1:01:51 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Blade Runner was set in 2019. Except for the flying cars and replicants we're right on schedule.)
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To: chris_bdba

Gimme a break...why is it that every attempt society makes to maintain some level of order and common courtesy people like you play the sympathy card.....you know damn well nobody is going to be thrown off a subway for grabbing a quick candy bar or a juice if it is discrete.....but you need the rule to throw off the barbarians who abuse the system...with your logic you should be allowed to eat at church for crying out loud because of your condition.....stop using your illness to make yourself exempt from the rules that MUST govern society and then imply the rest of us are selfish. Stay home if you can’t handle the hygienic requirements of living among your fellow man. Did you even watch the video of what we are talking about ??


43 posted on 03/24/2011 1:02:09 PM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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It’s all about them and what they want

And you want it to be all about you.

That is the problem.

I decided since they did not want someone like me eating on the public transit that they pay for my cab ride every day?

Or you could put on your grown up pants and pay for your own cab if it is such a big deal.

I have several friends who are diabetic who aren't Me Me ME wusses like you. I have even given them rides and they didn't eat spaghetti in my car.

44 posted on 03/24/2011 1:06:07 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure the accuracy of the quotes. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1865)
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To: nbenyo

Massive rat problem in the subways.


45 posted on 03/24/2011 1:07:04 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: chris_bdba

I suspect there are a very, very small number of people out of the 5 million that ride the subways each day who have to eat on the subway for health reasons. I have ridden the NYC subway literally thousands of times and I’m confident that most people who eat on the subway are boorish, self-centered, and inconsiderate slobs.


46 posted on 03/24/2011 1:12:33 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Labyrinthos
whatever buddy - when I want my saganaki fix ain't you or no one else stoppin’ me. OO-PAH!!!
47 posted on 03/24/2011 1:14:31 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

I rest my case.


48 posted on 03/24/2011 1:20:41 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Eaker

It is about me because I can and will die if I am not allowed to do what I ned to do when my blood sugar hits 20 which happens to me fairly often. I am an adult but I just think that your rules put my life in danger.I bet your friends aren’t type 1’s who have had the diease for nearly as long asd I have,Most people are type 2 which are much different than what I have to live through everyday.Thanks for denegrating me for my disabilty I’ve had it since I was a 9yo little girl just be happy you don’t have a child with it because if you ever do you will know how incrediably awful what you just said was.


49 posted on 03/24/2011 1:24:26 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Labyrinthos

lol. Nicely played


50 posted on 03/24/2011 1:25:05 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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