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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

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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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To: chris_bdba
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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To: Hodar

You must leave. Logic and good reasons are not wanted on this thread.


51 posted on 03/24/2011 1:28:12 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Labyrinthos

Juding by the population of NYC and knowing that the type of siabetes I have stikes 1 in 400 children/young adults I’d guess around 21,000+ to be exact.


52 posted on 03/24/2011 1:31:44 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Labyrinthos

Juding by the population of NYC and knowing that the type of diabetes I have stikes 1 in 400 children/young adults I’d guess around 21,000+ to be exact.


53 posted on 03/24/2011 1:32:15 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: GSWarrior
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.

And we all know that YOU wouldn't mind having your business suit ruined by sitting on spaghetti sauce, salad dressing, soup, soy sauce, ketchup, mustard or a pile of grease and cheese from someone's pizza. Why, you would say "Far be it from me to mind sitting in someone else's lunch". I also know you would never complain about getting a lap full of tomato soup when the subway takes off, or stops abruptly. I also know you would gladly pick up the food left behind, to prevent the train from becoming infested with roaches, rodents, flies and rats.

It's so nice to have people like you around; because laws that the rest of us have to live with - simply don't apply to you. Oh, you are so fantastic.

54 posted on 03/24/2011 2:23:39 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: chris_bdba

It is still about you.

There is nothing stopping you from taking a cab or buying a car instead of eating a big sloppy spaghetti dinner on the subway.

People like you are the reason that some schools banned PB&J’s as one kid out of a million is bothered by them.

Rather than six billion people changing their lives to suit you why don’t you change your life instead? Or are you more important than everyone else put together?

Also, kindly don’t wish disease on my children just to make a point. Talk about saying something awful.


55 posted on 03/24/2011 2:23:50 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: Rio
We eat on airplanes. Why not trains?

Ask a stupid question time, get a stupid question in response.

Is everyone in the airplance seated with a tray? (Yup)

Do you get served your meal at take-off/landing; or do you get served once the aircraft has reached cruising altitude AND the air is smooth? (about 30 after take-off and at least 45 minutes prior to landing)

Why do you suppose they do that? (prevent spills)

Does a Subway reaching a cruising speed for more than a few minutes? (Nope) Is everyone seated? (Nope)

Do you now understand how foolish that question was?

56 posted on 03/24/2011 2:31:51 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Is it okay if one pickes their nose on the subway?


57 posted on 03/24/2011 3:19:23 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Hodar

Well, you are certainly passionate about this subject.


58 posted on 03/24/2011 3:19:38 PM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: chris_bdba
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.

An honest question: Washington D.C. and dozens of other major cities around the world ban food/drink on their subways. The people with medical conditions in those cities seem to manage, and their subways are cleaner, too. Why is NYC different?

59 posted on 03/24/2011 3:30:44 PM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: Eaker

Do you have a provlem with reading comprehension? I said “I hope you NEVER have to deal with a child with type 1 diabetes.”That is NOT wishing anything on your child that is trying to get you to open your eyes and understand that denigrating someone for a disabilty that CAN kill them is not nice.In a situation where I can die yes it is all about me then just as if it were you it would be all about you.Perhaps not being able to afford a car or a cab would stop one from that?


60 posted on 03/24/2011 3:32:31 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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