Skip to comments.Sometimes farebeating is OK, says (NYC) City Councilman Robert Jackson
Posted on 05/28/2012 3:12:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
There's a time and a place for everythingeven farebeating, in one City Councilmans opinion.
Councilman Robert Jackson said he told his wife to duck under the turnstiles at the 181st Street station on the A line, which had a broken MetroCard machine, rather than walk to a staffed entrance at 184th Street.
I told her to go under, Jackson said. I would have gone under. Whoever goes to buy a MetroCard should be entitled to a free ride if the machines arent working, if theres no token booth clerk there, he added.
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Wow, at first I thought the headline said “faceeating.”
I thought it said “faceBEATING” at first, LOL.
Er “FACEbeating”, that is. Guess I should emphasize the part I misread.
And a fine Muslim, IINM.
If you want to send him an email:
or contact the speaker:
have at it, Freepers!
I now wonder if his viewpoints are guided by Shari’a.
Criminality is being mainstreamed.
A man should only attempt to jump over subway turnstiles if he’s rushing to Thailand.
(An old joke — the punchline invokes the capital of Thailand.)
If he's Muslim, and they're not, then he is apostate and automatically sentenced to death.
There's no waffling in Islam - it's like being pregnant, you either are, or you're not.
The greatest treachery George Bush ever perpitrated was fronting the "moderate Muslim" meme. It has been an absolute catastrophe not only for America, but for the entire world. It is the single most successful Taqiyya ever created by Muslims, and our own president validated and institutionalized it.
O hooded St. Skittles,
Ye without limit,
Pray for this misguided representative of your people,
Fill the empty void of his conscience with wisdom,
As the watermelon juice cocktail fills the metal cylinder,
And in your mercy save him from his infinite buffoonery yo.
Before I opened the post I knew if Obama had a son like Jackson his name would be Twa ‘Drayne or whatever...
When my friends and I were teens, we’d do that “what’s the capital of Thailand” joke and mercilessly punch or knee the unsuspecting person down there.
Sorry, but I can't sign on to this. I'm climbing under those turnstiles and catching my train. If they want to send me a bill later, fine, I'll pay it. But I need to get to work or go wherever I'm going now, not later.
This is similar to what happens in Boston all the time with regard to parking meters. If I find a metered space in Boston and the meter is busted (won't take my money), I'm still parking there. I'm not going to get into my car and drive around the block another 20 times looking for a working meter. My time is too valuable for that.
Sorry, but I can’t sign on to this. I’m climbing under those turnstiles and catching my train. If they want to send me a bill later, fine, I’ll pay it. But I need to get to work or go wherever I’m going now, not later.
Wow. Back when I had a nearly hour commute and any number of variables could make me late for work, I did something I call “contingency planning” instead of breaking the law. Maybe I should have thrown caution to the wind and just driven 70-80 or so on the interstate rather than leave a few minutes early just in case I had trouble finding a parking space.
Does the punchline also involve kathoeys . . . ?
I’m with SamAdams76 on this. If a highway toll booth is closed, I’m not going to sit there for who knows how long to wait for someone to show up and take my money. And I’m not going to try to find an alternate route, if there is one.
No, I’m going to drive right on through and not lose a wink of sleep over it.
Reminds me of the old Candid Camera show that had installed a “traffic signal” on a sidewalk to see how pedestrians would react when the light turned red. Interestingly, many would actually stop in the middle of a sidewalk and wait for the light to turn green, then proceed on their way. Amazing.
So people are expected to know that and then trudge back up the stairs/escalator and walk three blocks uptown just so they can pay their fare? I've been to Manhattan often enough to know that those blocks are l-o-n-g.
If the NYC subway system really wants to save money on fare collectors, just do what the toll roads are doing and issue passengers those E-Z passes in the form of proximity HID cards. Just slip one of those into your wallet and the turnstiles will let you through as soon as you come up to them.
Street blocks are not long in Manhattan. Avenue blocks are. And unless the MTA’s suddenly gone more incompetent than normal, there would be signs indicating where unstaffed and staffed entrances are.
So ... you expect an elderly woman to walk three city blocks just so that the MTA can get their buck? Yeah, I know the guy's a democrat and if you crossed one of his sacred cows he wouldn't show the slightest compassion to your situation - but we should be a little bit less petty then that.
So when I go to the bakery and the corner store and the guy is in the back while I’m waiting to make my purchase, I should be entitled to take my stuff and leave without paying if I don’t have exact change and I don’t have the time to wait for him to finish doing whatever’s so important while there’s a customer whose time is really, really valuable.
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“So ... you expect an elderly woman to walk three city blocks just so that the MTA can get their buck?”
So is public transportation a right? Is she entitled to expect public transportation to always be available to her? I’ve never had that expectation and have always made sure I had alternate transportation plans, including taxi and rental car agency numbers in my purse.
. . . and the guy didn’t suggest that elderly folk break the law either. Besides, IINM, there would be signs at the top of the station entrance indicating whether it’s accessible for people with special needs, so the descent (or ascent, in the case of elevated railroads) to the trains wouldn’t begin there. It’s kinda like how there aren’t bus stops at every street corner (well, in some cities there used to be, e.g. Bayonne NJ, but they stopped that due to the average speed dropping to maybe ½-mph or so) . . .
I’m with you on this one Sam. I don’t see a big issue here.
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