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  • Appeals Court Tosses One Of The Most Absurd Class Action Cases Of All Time

    09/06/2017 8:11:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 5, 2017 | George Leef
    The plaintiffs’ bar has perfected a system for extracting money from firms. It works like this: Find a petty complaint about some product, magnify it into a class-action suit, then settle with the company in a way that does virtually nothing for the supposed victims, but yields a nice haul of legal fees as the company pays them to go away. This scheme for enriching lawyers who are just manipulating the legal system depends on compliant judges who will approve the classes and rubber stamp the settlements. Every now and then, however, they run into a member of the “injured”...
  • Subway abruptly pulls advertising (Vanity rumor)

    09/03/2017 6:12:14 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 105 replies
    09/03/2017 | Restrain
    From various sources, Subway Sandwich, which is a privately held company, has abruptly pulled its advertising from NASCAR and YouTube. The company is citing 'unforeseen circumstances' AKA, we are short of money. If any here are involved with Subway franchises, just be aware that there may be issues.
  • Confederate flag 'looking' tiles to be changed in subway [NYC: honoring NY Slimes owner Ochs]

    08/18/2017 9:00:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5, NYC ^ | Aug 18 2017 11:32AM EDT
    The MTA says it is going to “modify” tiles in a Manhattan subway station that people have complained look like Confederate Flags. The pattern of tiles have been in the Times Square station for almost 100 years. The architects are said to have installed them to pay homage to the Southern roots of former New York Times newspaper head Adolph S. Ochs. The MTA has claimed the tiles actually are meant to honor Times Square’s nickname as the “Crossroads of the World” and are not Confederate Flags. …
  • Confederate Flags Adorn This Times Square Subway Station

    06/25/2015 10:12:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | june 25, | Georgett Roberts and Amanda Lozada
    Tiny Confederate flags are right under the noses of millions of straphangers passing through the Times Square subway station every day. The tile mosaics honor the late New York Times head Adolph S. Ochs, a Southerner with “strong ties to the Confederacy,” said Civil War historian Dr. David Jackowe. The tiles were installed more than 90 years ago when stations were adorned with symbols to honor prominent figures — in this case, the Tennessee-raised Ochs, who was buried with a Confederate flag after his death in 1935.
  • Live From New York: The Latest Marxist Proposal from NYC’s Sandinista Mayor

    08/09/2017 8:22:52 PM PDT · by Bogle · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 9, 2017 | George Neumayr
    To pay for the Big Apple’s crappy subway, he proposes a new tax on people who don’t use it. In the 1980s, Bill de Blasio supported the Sandinista National Liberation Front, whose regime of Marxism terrorized and impoverished Nicaragua. He worked as a political organizer for a group of communists and socialists called the Quixote Center in Maryland, traveling down to Nicaragua to participate in its “revolution.”
  • (LGBT BARF ALERT) BBS - Tube (Subway) to change 'hello ladies and gentlemen'...

    07/13/2017 1:09:44 PM PDT · by johnk · 34 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 7/13/17 | BBC
    The "ladies and gentlemen" greeting on Tube announcements is to be scrapped, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. London Underground staff have been told to say "hello everyone" in an effort to become more gender-neutral. TfL said the move was to ensure all passengers felt "welcome". LGBT campaign group Stonewall welcomed the decision, which was supported by London mayor Sadiq Khan at a session of Mayor's Question Time last month. The revised phrasing will be applied to all new pre-recorded announcements made across the capital's transport network. Mark Evers, director of customer strategy at TfL, said: "We want everyone to...
  • New York's subway has always been a chamber of horrors. But when did it get this bad?

    07/08/2017 7:28:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 1, 2017 | Barbara Demwick
    “Die Kitties Die!” screamed the headline in the New York Daily News when, in 2013, former Metropolitan Transportation Authority chief Joe Lhota criticized a decision to pause trains in a Brooklyn subway station to rescue a pair of kittens lost on the tracks. These days, New York so badly needs to get the trains to run on time that Lhota, whose unfortunate anti-cat comments caused a minor scandal, has been brought back as chairman of the transit agency.
  • Subway Derailment Causes Chaotic Morning Commute

    06/27/2017 8:04:41 AM PDT · by sheworelemon · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 27, 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The MTA did not provide details about the reported derailment, but some passengers posted messages that they were evacuated from a train involved in a crash.
  • Subway Ride From Hell: Desperate Straphangers Stuck in Sweltering Car

    06/06/2017 5:11:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    NBC 4/New York ^ | June 6, 2017 | Michelle Kim and Lori Bordonaro
    This is what happens when the New York City subway literally feels like hell. Desperate straphangers stuck for nearly an hour in a powerless subway car with no air conditioning tried to break out of an F train at Manhattan's Broadway-Lafayette station Monday evening, video posted to Twitter shows.
  • Why Expecting Subway Passengers to Pay Is Racist

    05/22/2017 10:00:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/17 | Michael Shannon
    Regardless of whether government tolerates broken windows or broken turnstiles, it always leads to broken heads in the end Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passengers discovered what happens when government ignores the “Broken Windows” theory of policing in favor of the left’s “Let It All Hang Out” philosophy. “Broken Windows,” introduced by James Wilson and George Kelling, held that a community starts to deteriorate when political leadership de–emphasizes enforcement of “quality of life” ordinances.
  • Riders ignore woman with head trapped between subway doors

    04/06/2017 3:21:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 6, 2017 | Danielle Furfaro and Natalie Musumeci
    A disturbing online video shows a straphanger wedged between subway doors from the neck up as passersby casually walk past her on the platform. The woman found herself caught in between the doors of a No. 4 train at around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday as the train reached the end of the line at the Woodlawn station in the Bronx, transit sources said. Apparently realizing too late that the train was at its last stop and had already emptied out, the woman rushed for the doors and became trapped, sources said. The woman, who was standing inside the train car, can...
  • 71-year-old woman beaten in subway elevator after victim told attacker how to parent: NYPD

    03/13/2017 4:47:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | March 8, 2017 | Chris Brito
    Cops say the dispute was over the 71-year-old woman telling the other woman to the effect that she should "teach her (child) to wait for others to get off before you getting on the elevator." . . . NYPD describes the woman to be about 28 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with dark complexion, braids. She was last seen wearing a green jacket, blue jeans, black sneakers, black hoodie, glasses and a tan bag.
  • DNA Test Shows Subway’s Oven-Roasted Chicken Is Only 50 Percent Chicken

    02/28/2017 7:07:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 102 replies
    losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | February 27, 2017 11:24 PM | Staff
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If you think that chicken sandwich you ordered at Subway did not fully taste like fowl, you may have been right. According to a Canadian study, a DNA test showed only half of Subway’s oven-roasted patty is made with real chicken. Subway was among five fast-food restaurants, whose chicken the Canadian Broadcast Corporation had tested. The results showed the Oven Roasted Chicken patties averaged 53.6 percent chicken DNA while the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki strips came in at 42.8 percent. The sandwich chain refuted the results of the DNA test in a released statement: “SUBWAY Canada...
  • Chicken at Subway only contains about 50 percent chicken DNA, tests show

    02/27/2017 4:07:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 111 replies
    KDVR ^ | February 27, 2017 | Anica Padilla
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had researchers at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory test the chicken from several fast food chains, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, A&W, Tim Hortons and Subway. Most of the scores were between 85 and 90 percent chicken DNA. Except at Subway. The oven roasted chicken scored 53.6 percent chicken DNA and the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki (chicken strips) had just 42.8 percent chicken DNA, according to the CBC Marketplace investigation. ... So what else is in the meat? According to the DNA testing, it’s soy.
  • Train passengers in Sweden have ‘breathing problems’ after liquid thrown on them

    02/21/2017 3:59:13 PM PST · by protest1 · 50 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | 23:11, Tue, Feb 21, 2017 | Dion Dassanayake, Patrick Christys & Aletha Adu
    TRAIN passengers were left with breathing problems in Sweden tonight after a masked man threw liquid on them as the carriage doors slammed shut - trapping them inside. The attack happened on a subway train at Sankt Eriksplan station in Stockholm, where emergency services rushed to the scene. One passenger onboard said commuters were left in a state of panic, most suffering from breathing problems and others desperately rushing for the exits. Reports initially stated the man threw a rucksack into the carriage, but Swedish police have confirmed it was a noxious liquid instead – the motives behind the incident...
  • Nearly a century after the planning started, a New York subway arrives

    01/03/2017 6:23:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 1, 2017 | Barbara Demick
    When planning started for the Second Avenue subway, Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States and people were driving the Ford Model T. The subway fare was 5 cents. On Sunday, nearly a century later, one of the most star-crossed infrastructure projects in the United States opened to gasps of disbelief.
  • Prague railway employee says he'll 'cut off head' of Jewish man

    12/20/2016 3:10:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/16
    The company operating Prague’s subway is investigating a complaint alleging one of its employees threatened to “cut off the head” of a Jewish passenger wearing a kippah. The incident was reported last week by a member of Prague’s Beit Simcha Reform Community, Petr Papousek, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, told JTA Tuesday. The Prague Public Transit Company, he said, “is taking the complaint very seriously, and is investigating the details of the incident in order to draw conclusions on the behavior of the employee in question,” Papousek said. He did not identify the complainant,...
  • Subway Accused of Hiding Jared Fogle’s Perversion for Years

    10/24/2016 2:54:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 24, 2016 | David K. Li
    The ex-wife of disgraced Subway pitchman Jared Fogle filed a lawsuit Monday against the sandwich company, claiming it knew for years about Fogle’s desire for underage girls. Katie McLaughlin’s civil action, filed in Hamilton County, Indiana, said Subway received reports on three separate occasions — the first as early as 2004 — about Fogle’s sexual desire for young girls but did nothing to stop it. McLaughlin, who married Fogle in 2010, said the pitchman — who claimed to have lost hundreds of pounds by eating Subway sandwiches and walking — propositioned an underage girl for sex in 2004 at a...
  • Mexico City's Plan To Fight Sexual Assault: Whistles On The Subway

    10/22/2016 8:11:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    NPR Morning Edition ^ | October 21, 20164:35 AM ET | Carrie Kahn
    Mexico City’s Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera is handing out plastic whistles. A half-million of them. At three bucks a pop, he’s hoping that women will use the whistles to scare off harassers on the packed public transportation system. When the plan was announced this summer, it received a flurry of scathing criticism and mocking memes on social media. But city officials are moving forward and have been handing out the whistles by the thousands at subway and bus stops. […] So far, the critics of the whistle plan have been making the most noise. Since he began handing out the...
  • Woman Charged After Releasing Crickets On Subway Car

    09/30/2016 10:46:54 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    A woman has been charged after letting crickets and worms loose on a D Train in what she said was a piece of performance art. Actress Zaida Pugh was charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment, among other counts. She is accused of causing panic by setting the insects and worms free inside a subway car on Wednesday of last week. Pugh’s stunt freaked out a lot of straphangers. In the chaos, someone pulled the emergency brake and the train came to a screeching halt on the Manhattan Bridge, where it ended up stuck for half an hour. Passenger Ezra Mechaber tweeted:...