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  • Occupy City Hall protesters were ‘s–tting and pissing’ in subway grates

    07/22/2020 5:23:33 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 22 July 2020 | Steven Vago et al
    The “Occupy City Hall” protesters turned the city into a literal toilet, using subway grates as makeshift latrines during their month-long encampment in Lower Manhattan, an MTA supervisor revealed Wednesday as workers cleaned the foul mess. “All the people who were here were going to the bathroom in the vents,” the transit boss said. “They were s–tting and pissing in the vents. They were using this as a facility, as a bathroom. It’s unbelievable what’s in there.” The supervisor was overseeing several workers with the unenviable task of using poles to poke disgusting brown sludge from between the bars of...
  • Coronavirus Reveals the Downsides of Urbanization

    03/20/2020 10:23:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    nr ^ | March 19, 2020 | DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    The relentless march of urbanization, in the United States and around the world, has been coming for a long time. .. America went from 8.8 percent urban in 1830 to 25.7 percent in 1870, then to a majority in 1920, and up to about two-thirds by the mid-1950s. We were 80 percent urban by 2010. North America has the most urban population in the world. But it is not alone in seeing an accelerating trend. The U.N. estimated that, in 2009, half the world’s population lived in urban areas for the first time in human history. Over 4 billion people...
  • Mass Transit, The Pandemic Petri Dish The Left Loves

    03/20/2020 10:40:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    The Issues and Insights Editorial Board ^ | March 20, 2020 | Thomas McArdle
    For decades, politicians who propose and promote big government have done all they could to wean Americans off the convenience and freedom of cars and pack them like sardines into subways and buses, .. the real reason for progressives’ passion for trains is their goal of diminishing Americans’ individualism in order to make them more amenable to collectivism ... Fortunes in taxpayer monies have been misspent trying to get people to travel in ways they wish not to, sitting or standing in close proximity to perfect strangers instead of in the private company of their own vehicle with their loved...
  • SEPTA Key cards bring a new twist to an old subway hustle [Philadelphia]

    09/03/2019 9:14:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 3, 2019- 5:00 AM | Jason Laughlin
    SEPTA is contending with a new kind of fare evasion, in which enterprising scammers are using Key cards to give cash-paying riders a discounted trip on the Broad Street Line and the El. Because SEPTA does not track or estimate revenue losses due to fare evasion, said Rich Burnfield, deputy general manager and treasurer, the agency can’t say whether more people are dodging fares than usual. Cashiers working on the subway lines, however, insist scofflaws are proliferating. […] The latest trend is made possible by the Key card, which offers a $2-per-ride fare, compared with $2.50 for customers paying cash...
  • To fix the subways, make the pols ride

    07/19/2017 2:45:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 19, 2017 | Joseph Lisanti
    If we ever want to have viable public transportation in New York, it is essential that we get our elected and appointed officials onboard. Not just metaphorically onboard to adequately fund mass transit, but actually onboard the trains and buses that are the lifeblood of the city. Anyone who lives or works here knows the wretched state of New York’s mass transit. In April, there were 74,000 subway delays, up 164% from the average monthly delays in 2012. Talk to a New Yorker and you’ll get a recent subway or commuter rail horror story, or three.
  • Castro's Long Record On Terror, Lawlessness And Killing

    05/29/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies ^ | May 29, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: President Obama removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terror Friday, forgetting the dictatorship's long record of killing, smuggling and, yes, terror. If this is the new standard, why not just scrap the list entirely? The lifting of Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism was a farce that may well come back to the haunt the United States. After all, the ruling Castro regime that benefits from it in the name of normal relations with the U.S. and new access to World Bank loans is the same regime that once tried the first 9/11, aligning itself...
  • Iraqi PM: Plot To Attack US, Paris Subways Uncovered

    09/25/2014 10:49:01 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 21 replies
    CBSNY ^ | 9-25-14 | Unknown to me
    Iraq’s prime minister says his country’s intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an attack on subway systems in the United States and Paris. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he was told of the plot by Baghdad, and that it was the work of foreign fighters of the Islamic State group in Iraq. Al-Abadi’s assertion could not be independently confirmed. Asked if the attacks were imminent, he said, “I’m not sure.” Asked if the attacks had been thwarted, he said, “No.” Al-Abadi said the United States had been alerted, and that the suspects included extremists from the United States and...
  • Bedbugs Are Just Using the Subway to Get to More Beds

    08/07/2014 4:01:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/7 | Adam K. Raymond
    Like human beings, who use the New York City subway system for transportation between two destinations of an unwalkable distance, the bedbugs found on three N-line subway cars earlier this week were just using the train to get around the city. Their destinations included the lockers of MTA employees and the home of one conductor. Along with fumigating the infested trains, including a fourth train on the N-line, the MTA has sent a bug-sniffing dog to inspect the remaining cars. The most worrying detail about the MTA's bedbug infestation, though, may be that the conductor who found one of the...
  • Beg Apple: Subways overrun with homeless (New York City)

    10/27/2013 3:05:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-27-13 | Gary Buiso
    It’s an express train — to the bad old days. Cops are giving homeless people and panhandlers in the subways the kid-glove treatment, arresting subterranean scofflaws far less frequently than just two years ago, data show. The ranks of the homeless, meanwhile, have swelled to 1,841 this year — a 13 percent increase over last year’s tally, the city’s Department of Homeless Services says. For straphangers, it has created an atmosphere of fear. “I feel threatened, especially taking the train at night,” explained Brooklynite Lortashia Smith, who said she has been followed off trains several times. “The police can definitely...
  • Sculptor who shot dog for art film gets $750,000 for Central Subway art

    09/16/2011 1:41:57 PM PDT · by Baladas · 47 replies
    SF Gate ^ | September 16 2011 | Stephanie Lee
    A sculptor who shot a dog for an art film in the 1970s has won a $750,000 contract to create public art for the Central Subway. Tom Otterness, a Brooklyn-based artist, has created public art all over Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States, with an emphasis on New York City. But he garnered notoriety in 1977 when he adopted a black-and-white dog from an animal shelter and shot it to death with the camera rolling. The footage ended up in his avant-garde movie "Shot Dog Film." Otterness has since apologized, telling the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 2008, "Thirty years...
  • ...Amtrak Launching Big Security Initiative This Week... [Operation Railsafe]

    10/06/2010 2:01:57 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies ^ | October 5, 2010 | Chris White
    "Fact Finder: Amtrak launching big security initiative this week, 'will be noticeable'" October 05, 2010 1:05 PM Chris White SNIPPET: "Amtrak is launching a big security exercise this week that will involve all levels of law enforcement and be noticeable when and where it happens, according to a company spokesman. Though light on the specifics for security reasons, CBS 6 learned from Amtrak Media Relations Director Steve Kulm Tuesday morning about the initiative called Operation RailSafe."
  • New York Unveils System of Live Subway Cameras After Times Square bomb

    09/20/2010 3:15:53 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 3 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | September 20, 2010 | KTLA News
    Five hundred cameras installed in three of the city's busiest transit hubs started feeding live images to the police department's high-tech security network Monday and will be monitored in counter-terrorism efforts. At the system command center, more than a dozen different cameras were projected onto a large screen. They showed stairwells, train platforms and turnstiles as riders got on and off trains at the Grand Central, Times Square and Pennsylvania Station subway stops. Transit officials have more than 3,000 cameras keeping track of the subway system, but only images from the three stations are fed live to a high-tech police...
  • Friday Interview: Fighting Traffic Gridlock in North Carolina

    08/06/2010 11:20:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Carolina Journal ^ | August 6, 2010 | CJ Staff
    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s traffic congestion could double in the next couple of decades, with Charlotte drivers facing the same types of delays Chicago drivers face now. That was the conclusion of a 2007 John Locke Foundation report. It recommended $12 billion of spending to clear North Carolina’s congested urban roads and prepare for future traffic growth. Many traffic problems outlined three years ago continue to cause concerns today. Randal O’Toole, senior fellow with the Cato Institute, recently tackled the issue from a national perspective in the book Gridlock: Why We’re Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It....
  • US officials: Al-Qaida operative tied to NY plot

    07/01/2010 3:50:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 57 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via ^ | June 30, 2010, 4:48 pm | Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    SNIPPET: "U.S. counterterrorism officials have linked one of the nation's most wanted terrorists to last year's thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system, authorities said Wednesday. Current and former counterterrorism officials said top al-Qaida operative Adnan Shukrijumah met with one of the would-be suicide bombers in a plot that Attorney General Eric Holder called one of the most dangerous since the 9/11 terror attacks."
  • Zazi, Al Qaeda pals planned rush-hour attack on Grand Central, Times Square subway stations

    04/12/2010 9:28:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 814+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, April 12th 2010, 4:00 AM | BY John Marzulli
    Chilling new details about the foiled Al Qaeda plot to blow up the city's busiest subways have emerged as a fourth suspect was quietly arrested in Pakistan, the Daily News has learned. The unidentified man, who helped plan the plot, is expected to be extradited to the U.S. to betried in Brooklyn Federal Court with Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay of Flushing, Queens, sources said. The cooperation of would-be lead bomber Najibullah Zazi has helped law enforcement officials piece together a fuller picture of the evil plan to kill innocent straphangers around the 9/11 anniversary last year.Zazi and his two...
  • Deadly Moscow subway suicide bombing triggers security alert in New York

    03/30/2010 2:23:30 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 863+ views
    NY DAILY ^ | Originally Published:Monday, March 29th 2010, 1:25 AM;Updated: Monday, March 29th 2010, 1:25 PM | BY STEPHANIE GASKELL
    SNIPPET: "An hour apart, they detonated their hidden explosives on Moscow's renowned subway - second only in size to Tokyo's - killing 39 people and injuring dozens of others. The 39th victim was announced by Moscow officials on Tuesday after a woman died in a clinic from her wounds. Experts believe the attacks signal a return of the feared Black Widows - homicidal Muslim women who have lost husbands or other family in Russia's long-running Chechen conflict." Read more:
  • Deadly explosions on Moscow Metro system [UPDATE: 41 Dead; 2 Female Suicide Bombers]

    03/28/2010 10:12:15 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 75 replies · 2,184+ views
    The BBC ^ | Monday, 29 March 2010 06:02 UK | the BBC
    At least 25 people are reported to have been killed in an explosion on the Metro system in central Moscow, with a second blast coming shortly afterwards. The first blast happened at the city's central Lubyanka station, reports quoting security sources said. A second explosion happened at the Park Kultury station, Russian news agency Tass reported. Ten people were injured in the first blast, Tass said, quoting the emergencies ministry. The number of casualties at the second blast is not yet clear.

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • Fox News: Pentagon on Lockdown; Shooting at Pentagon Metro Station

    03/04/2010 4:17:20 PM PST · by kristinn · 602 replies · 25,060+ views
    Thursday, March 4, 2010
    Nothing on the wires yet. No more news given than what I put in the headline.
  • All aboard the NYC Jihad Train!

    07/21/2008 9:54:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 446+ views ^ | July 21, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Welcome to your Monday morning blood-boiler. The NY Post reports that a jihadi group in NYC planning on running a series of subway ads is led by a Muslim imam tied to the terror plot to bomb the city’s landmarks. Submission: Allah board!An Islamic group plans to blitz 1,000 subway cars with advertisements this September in a campaign being promoted by a Brooklyn imam whom federal officials have linked to a plot to blow up city landmarks.The group says its mission is to explain the true nature of Islam to non-Muslims who believe the religion is bent on acts of...