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(BBC)   Private car owner opposes bus rapid transit lanes because he's more important than filthy bus riders: "How does it matter if a peon reaches office five minute before time?"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 27
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2012-10-16 05:40:14 AM  
8 votes:
"Car owners are the creators of wealth. Do you realise that they get exhausted sitting in their cars due to traffic jams and they reach office completely tired? It affects their efficiency. Do you want them to perform less?" asks the main petitioner BB Sharan.

I'm glad I don't live in a backwards, God-forsaken country where people think they can get away with saying garbage like this.
2012-10-16 05:47:28 AM  
5 votes:
brown people problems.
2012-10-16 05:33:21 AM  
4 votes:
Was expecting it to be Jeremy Clarkson... However he's right. Cars should have priority over buses. Buses are mobile toilets that carry criminals to their latest criminal endeavour, cars are full of normal people.
2012-10-16 07:36:09 AM  
3 votes:

spasemunki: Also: how many of these so-called 'wealth creators' are actually cows being driven to their cushy jobs by Hindu chauffeurs?


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2012-10-16 09:22:45 AM  
2 votes:

Bondith: GoldDude: hasty ambush: Given all the diseases that are still common in India that the civilized world has managed to eliminate or contain I would think mass transit in India would be a death sentence.

Sitting in your own car, even stuck in traffic, is always preferable than mass transit. It is much better than being crammed into a metal box with a bunch of people with poor hygiene and questionable mental stability.

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I used to commute in Toronto by subway.
Then I moved into a downtown condo, and walked to work. I noticed I got sick with colds and flus a lot less often.
I moved out of the downtown condo, but now drive to work... didn't want to go back to the disease tube.
The only thing wrong with public transit is the public.

Public transit: where the affluent meet the effluent (and then discreetly check their pockets). I've mostly shared the bus with commuters, but one derelict mouthed off to me once about my hair. Oh, and some drunk check fell on me in Vancouver. Two incidents in over a decade aren't too bad.

Here in Ottawa, I've seen generals and admirals take the bus. We really do underfund our military.


Other than a doctor's waiting room mass trasit has to be one of the most unhealthy places to be.

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2012-10-16 07:02:11 AM  
2 votes:
Once I was stuck in traffic in Dehli. I saw a little girl with no pants run out of her house, made from a heap of garbage, and pee in top of her house.
2012-10-16 06:17:22 AM  
2 votes:
If they just kept the indians on the reservations we wouldn't have these problems. Or they could just open more delis. You got to New york and there is a deli on every other corner.
2012-10-16 05:47:46 AM  
2 votes:
Can you just imagine how many arrows they can shoot out of those bus windows?
2012-10-16 09:18:26 AM  
1 votes:

tommyl66: EVERYBODY PANIC: On a related note, northerners chide southern republicans for being poor white trash. So what gives? Do we portray Republicans as rich white assholes or as poor white trash? Does anybody really believe that Republicans do not regularly ride busses? Are busses just urban Democrat transportation devices? Please people, you may have your left and right flamewars all you want, but try just once in a while to RTFA and to resist hijacking every thread.

People make fun of poor white trash Republicans more because they are too stupid to see that they're voting against their own best interests time and time again. It's sad to see all the former stoners, slackers, motorheads, jocks, sluts, wastoids and dickheads from high school harping on Facebook about how evil Obama is, like electing Romney will magically re-energize their brother-in-law's landscaping/roofing/plowing company so they'll be raking in the big bucks once their oppressive taxes are finally removed and all those people on welfare with their free phones and Lexuses will be taken down a peg.

/Where's the Tylenol?
//Oh, right, the topic at hand
///Never been to India, but I bet it is better than Indianapolis


Very good! Sensible, well considered comments. You and I will surely get banninated for this.

I actually RTFA, thought about it a bit, recognized the problems faced by India's unfortunate historical situations, and then headed over to the comments. Fully half of the comments were good/funny, but there's always the hijackers with their pettiness. I often stroll over to the political tab and have fun watching the fireworks there, but in this and so many other cases, the political hacks just have to lob grenades into otherwise interesting conversations.

In my experience, the louder the political voices, the shallower the person. Left and right. Come election day, I vote for pizza and beer. I never waste my vote.
2012-10-16 08:28:21 AM  
1 votes:

naz-drala: The fact is that less than 10% people in Delhi use private cars. More than 33% travel by buses and 30% walk to work,

Lets see 10%+33%+30%=73%

I guess the other 27% have teleporters.

/probably motercycles/scooters


You forgot Poland bicycles. Lots and lots of bicycles.
2012-10-16 08:21:57 AM  
1 votes:
Why not just take the train?

www.worldsupertravel.info

Ah, right.
2012-10-16 08:09:45 AM  
1 votes:

gopher321: How does it matter if a peon reaches office five minute before time?

How does it matter?

HOW DOES IT MATTER?

How can she slap?



HOW CAN SHE SLAP

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Yes, looking at the right side of the picture, the first thing that pops into my mind is 'Wealth Creator'
2012-10-16 07:56:14 AM  
1 votes:

jso2897: If you haven't the moral fiber to post pictures of completely naked women, stay out of the kitchen.
Or some other mangled metaphor.


That would be the most effective method but I don't want to get people fired from their jobs

tommyl66: Look, with all the candidates for office out there we have enough boobs and asses already, the tubes are simply too full.


Yea but those are so hard to jerk off too. It's gotten to the point that I get aroused whenever CSPAN is on
2012-10-16 07:55:17 AM  
1 votes:

Tat'dGreaser: jso2897: The next three weeks are going to suck on the Internet, you know.
You do know that, right?

Yea I know :/

I got in trouble for posting half naked women during the last election so I can't do that anymore.


That's a damn shame. If there's one thing we need more of during election time is half naked women. That would certainly help voter turnout.
2012-10-16 07:53:05 AM  
1 votes:

Tat'dGreaser: jso2897: The next three weeks are going to suck on the Internet, you know.
You do know that, right?

Yea I know :/

I got in trouble for posting half naked women during the last election so I can't do that anymore.


Look, with all the candidates for office out there we have enough boobs and asses already, the tubes are simply too full.
2012-10-16 07:50:05 AM  
1 votes:

Slaxl: Was expecting it to be Jeremy Clarkson.


I was expecting it to be Mitt Romney.
2012-10-16 07:48:44 AM  
1 votes:

Tat'dGreaser: Voiceofreason01: 5/10 - you'll get a few

It's way too early for this sh*t but does it not bother people when no matter the story someone brings up some completely out of left field political remark?

Democrat, Republican it doesn't matter. It makes you look crazy when you make a statement like that in an unrelated thread.


The next three weeks are going to suck on the Internet, you know.
You do know that, right?
2012-10-16 07:42:14 AM  
1 votes:

tommyl66: Fixed that for the other team, although both of them swear it was the centerfielder's ball...


There's no such thing as center!!! He's obviously stupid and doesn't know what team to play for.
2012-10-16 07:40:09 AM  
1 votes:

Tat'dGreaser: It's way too early for this sh*t but does it not bother people when no matter the story someone brings up some completely out of left right field political remark?

Democrat, Republican it doesn't matter. It makes you look crazy when you make a statement like that in an unrelated thread.


Fixed that for the other team, although both of them swear it was the centerfielder's ball...
2012-10-16 07:38:35 AM  
1 votes:
Given all the diseases that are still common in India that the civilized world has managed to eliminate or contain I would think mass transit in India would be a death sentence.

Sitting in your own car, even stuck in traffic, is always preferable than mass transit. It is much better than being crammed into a metal box with a bunch of people with poor hygiene and questionable mental stability.

sitelife.runnersworld.com

www.marvelous-girl.com
2012-10-16 07:14:48 AM  
1 votes:
Come for the caste outrage, stay for the Nyayabhoomi.

Funny names are funny.
2012-10-16 07:10:18 AM  
1 votes:

shadowmaster: If they just kept the indians on the reservations we wouldn't have these problems. Or they could just open more delis. You got to New york and there is a deli on every other corner.


So what you're saying is India needs a new deli?

/ I'm here all week
// try the veal
2012-10-16 07:09:19 AM  
1 votes:
Bomb Head Mohammed:
The vast majority kind of bumble along

You're saying this isn't true here?
2012-10-16 06:25:15 AM  
1 votes:
Another one rides the bus
Another one rides the bus hey-hey!
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Another one rides the bus

/Yeah a know the pic is from Pakistan but hey, close enough
2012-10-16 05:41:35 AM  
1 votes:
Anyone else expect this to be a story from L.A.?

It's nice to get some perspective though. For all the talk of class warfare in the U.S., it could be much worse.
2012-10-16 05:39:06 AM  
1 votes:
"Car owners are the creators of wealth. Do you realise that they get exhausted sitting in their cars due to traffic jams and they reach office completely tired? It affects their efficiency. Do you want them to perform less?"

What a douchebag.
2012-10-16 05:37:17 AM  
1 votes:
"That he caste such aspersions comes as no shock to anyone."

-RicRajiv Romero.
 
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