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(USA Today)   For the second time this month, a man is killed by being pushed in front of a subway train. Time to ban subway trains   (usatoday.com) divider line 218
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2012-12-28 04:21:15 PM
it's called 'situational awareness', some have it, and some get pushed in front of a train by a crazy lady.

/also, a tactical turtleneck wouldn't have hurt
 
2012-12-28 04:22:23 PM

SlothB77: in fact, you add the tucson guy and the miami face-eating guy, the one thing they all have in common is mental health issues.  When was the last time the suspect in one of these horrific national stories wasn't crazy?


So much this. We should be talking about mental health issues as much as gun control.
 
2012-12-28 04:29:05 PM

asmodeus224: it's called 'situational awareness', some have it, and some get pushed in front of a train by a crazy lady.

/also, a tactical turtleneck wouldn't have hurt


In essence.... a Tactileneck?
 
2012-12-28 04:49:53 PM
This happens in my small neck if Queens. My husband was Norge train that hit him. He assumed someone had jumped to their death. :-(
 
2012-12-28 05:03:42 PM

SlothB77: willfullyobscure: well known FACT that trains are vital part of wild pig control efforts.

does anyone have the original wild pig thread saved somewhere?  that has now become a thing.  i was there when the wild pig meme was being born.  who was the person that advanced that theory?


Dancin_In_Anson

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2012-12-28 05:07:20 PM

Zombie Neurosurgeon: While the physical sizes are similar, 7.5x more people take the NYC subway than Chicago's each year.


Also the physical sizes aren't very similar. Chicago has about 150 stations along 225 miles of track; New York, 400+ stations and 600+ miles of track.
 
2012-12-28 05:07:46 PM

walkerhound: ultimabeam: Time to ban subway trains

This argument makes sense, because like guns, trains' only purpose is to kill living things.

This argument makes sense, because like pit bulls, the only purpose of guns is to kill living things.  Why, I killed one of these with a gun just last week:

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I must admit to having taken part in the murder of thousands (yes, really) of those and its relatives.
I have killed them from 50ft out to a thousand yards. Not a single one of them were innocent. They all had it coming for one reason or another and I have lost zero sleep because of it. The world is safer because I dared hone my deadly skills at elimination of such targets. Imagine the tragic number of paper cuts I have prevented being inflicted on harmless victims and you will see why I am proud of what I have done.

Never used a train on them either although that would have been massively amusing.
 
2012-12-28 05:43:11 PM
Late to the thread but the solution is obvious:

Ban all fatties.
 
2012-12-28 05:43:20 PM

JungleBoogie: Combine it with a sliding gate and problem solved.

Fortunately there's no organization howling about the right to railing-free subway platforms.

The difference between fixing this and fixing the firearm murder problem is illustrative as there is no industry which profits from having railing-free subway platforms.

Follow the money my pretties, follow the money.


Or we could try improving mental health care in this country. There are a ton of rail platforms in this country, and adding gates to all of them would add up quickly. It might be cheaper than trying to add bubble wrap to everything because we're scared of crazy people shooting us, or pushing us in front of a train, or even just stabbing us.
 
2012-12-28 05:57:45 PM

leonel: Just put some of these up, you skinflint cheapskates.

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The problem is that certain NYC sub-cultures view any new surface as their personal paint canvas because canvas and paper is too inconvenient.

Why do other major cities manage to have clean and tidy subways that don't reek of human excrement?
 
2012-12-28 08:50:06 PM

ultimabeam: Time to ban subway trains

This argument makes sense, because like guns, trains' only purpose is to kill living things.


The only things I've killed with my guns in the past few years were targets, and bottles.

/won't someone think of the poor bottles?
 
2012-12-28 09:37:15 PM
Clearly Bushmaster is at fault for this. I await award winning journalism to make that connection.
 
2012-12-28 09:59:19 PM
Make subway areas No Pushing Zones with signs.
www.safetysignsandnotices.co.uk
 
2012-12-29 03:10:50 AM

CheekyMonkey: KimNorth: Pardon me but what do all these killing have in common? Not guns, not knives, not hammers and not trains no, no, no....crazy. We need to go back to rounding up crazy and putting them away. Who's farken Stupid idea was it to let them roam free anyway? Was it the same people who thought a man who killed his 92 year old grandmother with a hammer could be safely returned to sociality instead of a mental institution?

Pretty sure that would be Ronald Reagan.

\time to legalize hunting the mentally-ill for sport?


Um, no. I seem to recall the 'set 'em free' trend back in the 70s. You may have to find another scapegoat.
 
2012-12-29 04:47:58 AM
You can't ban subways because hippies use them too.
 
2012-12-29 06:24:05 AM
You can't disagree that with no trains there would be no train related deaths.
...and unlike guns, we know exactly where all the trains are going.

/well, at least until train smugglers start putting tires on them.
/but its not like there are many flat and long surfaces they could use to roll for miles in every direction.
 
2012-12-29 06:52:43 AM

KimNorth: Pardon me but what do all these killing have in common? Not guns, not knives, not hammers and not trains no, no, no....crazy. We need to go back to rounding up crazy and putting them away. Who's farken Stupid idea was it to let them roam free anyway? Was it the same people who thought a man who killed his 92 year old grandmother with a hammer could be safely returned to sociality instead of a mental institution?


You could replace "crazy" in there with "ni-BONG" and it would be just as offensive.
Last time we had big mental institutions, it ended with living conditions that make prison in the US look like a luxury.
 
2012-12-29 11:07:40 AM

Pichu0102: KimNorth: Pardon me but what do all these killing have in common? Not guns, not knives, not hammers and not trains no, no, no....crazy. We need to go back to rounding up crazy and putting them away. Who's farken Stupid idea was it to let them roam free anyway? Was it the same people who thought a man who killed his 92 year old grandmother with a hammer could be safely returned to sociality instead of a mental institution?

You could replace "crazy" in there with "ni-BONG" and it would be just as offensive.
Last time we had big mental institutions, it ended with living conditions that make prison in the US look like a luxury.


Well no offence meant, as I always say we ALL be a little bit crazy. I just think we as society need to rethink how we handle the mentally ill. We go from one extreme of abusive lock ups to just throwing them out on the street where the stress or because the simple fact they are criminally insane they hurt others. We need more help, laws and change for the mentally ill not more weapon control.
 
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