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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 59
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2012-12-28 10:05:35 AM  
13 votes:
All subway riders should be armed with their own trains.
2012-12-28 11:10:53 AM  
5 votes:
Amos Quito:

That woman pushed the poor guy to his death with her arms.

It's time we had a rational discussion about disarming women.

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2012-12-28 11:16:25 AM  
4 votes:
We need more GOD in our subway stations.
2012-12-28 11:05:25 AM  
4 votes:

spman: Forget this deinstitutionalization nonsense. We need to go back to nuthouses, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest style. The vast majority of homeless and transient people out there suffer from a variety of mental disorders, with no help or assistance whatsoever, and this is what ends up happening. Get these nuts off the streets, and get them the help they need. Figure out some way to filter out the dangerous ones from the ones that merely have social problems or mild personality disorders that can be treated and allow them to be reintegrated back into society, and keep the dangerous ones locked away.



Excellent point. Lock up the crazies.

But how do you spot them?

Easy: Anyone who disagrees with my political opinions.
2012-12-28 11:30:17 AM  
3 votes:

monoski: The One True TheDavid: Amos Quito:

That woman pushed the poor guy to his death with her arms.

It's time we had a rational discussion about disarming women.
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 298x299]

What do you say to a woman with no arms or legs?

//Nice tits!


Bonus: You won't get slapped for saying so.
2012-12-28 11:23:08 AM  
3 votes:
Does anyone know if he ate fresh?
2012-12-28 11:09:50 AM  
3 votes:
If we all carried guns this would never happen. We could just shoot people instead of pushing them. This isn't rocket science, people!
2012-12-28 11:05:11 AM  
3 votes:

INeedAName: I_C_Weener: All subway riders should be armed with their own trains.

Rename them assault rifles and the NRA will support it.


And Dianne Feinstein will write a bill to ban assault trains tomorrow.  Carolyn McCarthy will go on TV supporting Feinstein's ban and tell us how badly we need to reduce the passenger capacity of these assault cars to 10.  And when she's asked about banning the handrails inside the cars she won't even know what they are.
2012-12-28 11:02:38 AM  
3 votes:
That woman pushed the poor guy to his death with her arms.

It's time we had a rational discussion about disarming women.
2012-12-28 11:01:37 AM  
3 votes:
Time to ban subway trains

This argument makes sense, because like guns, trains' only purpose is to kill living things.
2012-12-28 10:57:16 AM  
3 votes:
Every subway platform should have armed guards!
2012-12-28 10:18:36 AM  
3 votes:
The suspect was mumbling to herself incoherently and pacing around. So she was an annoying NPC from Assassin's Creed?

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2012-12-28 02:02:03 AM  
3 votes:
Time to ban subway trains

i306.photobucket.com
2012-12-28 02:12:32 PM  
2 votes:
Was it an assault train?

www.armchairgeneral.com
2012-12-28 12:38:27 PM  
2 votes:
We need armed schoolteachers ready to shoot oncoming trains.
2012-12-28 11:23:05 AM  
2 votes:

GORDON: SlothB77: the perps in this case and the prior subway push case and the newtown, ct shooting and the aurora, CO shooting all have one thing in common - mental health issues.

That's too simplistic. Any petty criminal or child or menstruating woman or person with a hobby they get really excited about could be considered mentally ill, depending on the definition.


Can we lock these up? Just until they stop crying/screaming for no reason.
2012-12-28 11:20:41 AM  
2 votes:

The One True TheDavid: Amos Quito:

That woman pushed the poor guy to his death with her arms.

It's time we had a rational discussion about disarming women.
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 298x299]


What do you say to a woman with no arms or legs?
//Nice tits!
2012-12-28 11:18:47 AM  
2 votes:
I am afraid of escalators now.
2012-12-28 11:13:08 AM  
2 votes:

Amos Quito:

Lock up the crazies.

But how do you spot them?

Easy: Anyone who disagrees with my political opinions.


Touché, sir and/or ma'am.
2012-12-28 11:12:12 AM  
2 votes:

Princess Ryans Knickers: Shooting at police station today, obviously would never have happened if they had more guns


If only they had a subway platform to push the suspect off of
2012-12-28 11:11:03 AM  
2 votes:

fastfxr: bingethinker: Time to ban subway trains

Thank You.


Quite enough, Fark.


Time to ban dead horses.
2012-12-28 11:10:20 AM  
2 votes:
This discussion needs to get on track.
2012-12-28 11:09:15 AM  
2 votes:
We need armed teachers on every platform!
2012-12-28 11:08:22 AM  
2 votes:
Security footage of the suspect:
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2012-12-28 11:06:20 AM  
2 votes:
If they lady that got pushed had her own train, this never would have happened.
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-12-28 10:58:07 AM  
2 votes:

spman: Forget this deinstitutionalization nonsense. We need to go back to nuthouses, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest style. The vast majority of homeless and transient people out there suffer from a variety of mental disorders, with no help or assistance whatsoever, and this is what ends up happening. Get these nuts off the streets, and get them the help they need. Figure out some way to filter out the dangerous ones from the ones that merely have social problems or mild personality disorders that can be treated and allow them to be reintegrated back into society, and keep the dangerous ones locked away.


This would cost money that could be going to a very worthy CEO for an 6th summer home!
2012-12-28 10:57:58 AM  
2 votes:
Time to ban all arms, not just firearms.
2012-12-28 10:55:26 AM  
2 votes:
He was killed 2 times in a month... nice respawn.
2012-12-28 10:54:52 AM  
2 votes:

Bontesla: bingethinker: Time to ban subway trains

After all of this discourse - how the hell do people still not understand the argument?


We call them trolls here on Fark
2012-12-28 10:54:38 AM  
2 votes:

spman: Forget this deinstitutionalization nonsense. We need to go back to nuthouses, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest style. The vast majority of homeless and transient people out there suffer from a variety of mental disorders, with no help or assistance whatsoever, and this is what ends up happening. Get these nuts off the streets, and get them the help they need. Figure out some way to filter out the dangerous ones from the ones that merely have social problems or mild personality disorders that can be treated and allow them to be reintegrated back into society, and keep the dangerous ones locked away.


That would require some sort of socialized medicine.
2012-12-28 04:22:52 AM  
2 votes:
ban pushers
2012-12-28 03:57:24 PM  
1 votes:
Known Pusher wanted for questioning

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2012-12-28 12:50:25 PM  
1 votes:
Wait...suspect is female, angry and today is the 28th day of the month.  Is anyone else thinking what I'm thinking?


The Mayans were off by a few days.
2012-12-28 12:39:32 PM  
1 votes:

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:

[www.bowzmart.com image 193x196]


You monster! It was probably sitting around doing nothing, hoping to attract a mate with those colors. What did it do to you?
2012-12-28 11:56:48 AM  
1 votes:

Holocaust Agnostic: Princess Ryans Knickers: Shooting at police station today, obviously would never have happened if they had more guns

Shooter stooped after wounding three. I think they had enough guns.


Are ya sure? Cause FOX News and the NRA both assured me that just having guns would have stopped the shooting before it started!
2012-12-28 11:44:40 AM  
1 votes:
ongbok:
[...]

[A]s of August there had only been 6 rail deaths in Chicago. and 9 in 2011, 10 deaths in 2010 and six deaths in 2009.

And just about all of them have been contributed to people playing around on the tracks and getting electrocuted, suicide or drunks falling on the tracks.I sure the Chicago rail system is almost as big as New York's, so I wonder why New York has so many more deaths.


You have to be crazy to live in New York City. It's a jungle up there.
2012-12-28 11:39:23 AM  
1 votes:

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:

www.bowzmart.com
2012-12-28 11:38:25 AM  
1 votes:

THX 1138: SlothB77: the perps in this case and the prior subway push case and the newtown, ct shooting and the aurora, CO shooting all have one thing in common - mental health issues.

Last I checked, the perpetrator in this case is unidentified. But thanks for the clearly researched and cited declaration of her mental health, doctor.


I Believe you have delusional problems...do you often think random people are doctors???
2012-12-28 11:33:43 AM  
1 votes:

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?
2012-12-28 11:30:06 AM  
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: Ban bare arms. Make everybody in the station wear those plastic ziptie handcuffs.


The second amendment gives us the right to bare arms.
2012-12-28 11:28:03 AM  
1 votes:
This never would have happened if the platform was armed.
2012-12-28 11:22:42 AM  
1 votes:
well known FACT that trains are vital part of wild pig control efforts.
2012-12-28 11:22:14 AM  
1 votes:

Princess Ryans Knickers: Shooting at police station today, obviously would never have happened if they had more guns


Maybe if they had less guns everything would have been better
2012-12-28 11:20:49 AM  
1 votes:
Ban trains
2012-12-28 11:19:49 AM  
1 votes:

Magorn: Dear Admin we all like to call the "Freeper Friday Guy":

I've noticed a bunch of "X kills Y people, time to ban X" headlines popping up lately, and I have no doubt you are the one responsible for them. But while your constant exposure to right-wing news source may have dulled YOUR intellect, the rest of us are still sharp enough to spot a "false equivalency" when we see one. Two people dying in a month is not the same as 20 children dying in a matter of minutes or dozens of theatre patrons dying withiin seconds of each other. A mother threatening to attack children with a shovel is also not the same, and a madman in China stabbing 20 kids, while close, still isn't the same because none of those kids died.


And yet here we both are, having clicked our way into the comments section. When people get bored of this shiat, it will stop. Or they'll just make everyone pay the $5 for this kind of wit.
2012-12-28 11:16:36 AM  
1 votes:
I've ridden trains and buses in Chicago every day for over 5 years, and I've only died twice in that entire time.
2012-12-28 11:14:24 AM  
1 votes:
Dear Admin we all like to call the "Freeper Friday Guy":

I've noticed a bunch of "X kills Y people, time to ban X" headlines popping up lately, and I have no doubt you are the one responsible for them. But while your constant exposure to right-wing news source may have dulled YOUR intellect, the rest of us are still sharp enough to spot a "false equivalency" when we see one. Two people dying in a month is not the same as 20 children dying in a matter of minutes or dozens of theatre patrons dying withiin seconds of each other. A mother threatening to attack children with a shovel is also not the same, and a madman in China stabbing 20 kids, while close, still isn't the same because none of those kids died.

I like guns too but I'm having a hard time sticking up for them because of the utter infantility of some of the most outspoken anti-control arguments that seem to be floating around the web. Guns are uniquely dangerous items because they are WEAPONS- ie tools whose DESIGNED PURPOSE is to kill things. Masses of shoolchildren, theatregoers or random citizens being shot dead on a regular basis is an utterly unacceptable outcome in a civilized society. So, either we're going to have to make these weapons that facilitate these slaughters harder to come by generally, or we're going to have to do something about spotting and identifying those most likely to misuse them this way and treating/controlling them before they act.

And Frankly, it seems to me the onus is on YOU guys this time to come up with a solution, not to whine like crybabaies about how mean the rest of us are being by trying to take away your preciouses
2012-12-28 11:10:35 AM  
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: I have a question.

I work in commercial construction. If I build a sidewalk or walkway with a "ledge" that's more than 12" high, a safety railing is required.

WTF is up with these death platforms at train and subway stations?!?!


Because you deserve at least one sincere answer:

The vast majority of the NYC subway system was built out before any rule like that was likely in place, and between labor costs, the sheer amount of stations, the 24-hour nature of the system making maintenance a right biatch, and station size it's legitimately a big ask of a constantly cash-strapped bureaucracy.

Also, the trains aren't automated, and you're asking a lot - A LOT - of your average subway train conductor to line up the train just so that the doors open at pre-determined spots on the platform.

For all the praise NYC gets for its embracing of mass transit, we're pretty far behind. Our signal system is still largely 50+ years old with only about 7 lines getting upgraded to something that allows any kind of real-time tracking. So what happens? People lean over the platform to see if a train is coming.

/ I think many are starting to think twice with all these stories cropping up.
// I know I am.
2012-12-28 11:10:34 AM  
1 votes:
I suddenly find myself thinking about the time I saw a homeless man having a fight with a tree. The tree looked like it was doing well and standing up for itself but it just didn't have the speed to land any punches.

Anyway, mental illness is a touchy subject. Mainly because I suspect a lot of the people in the industry are mentally ill themselves, either via natural anomalies or reaction to things.
2012-12-28 11:10:05 AM  
1 votes:
I assumed that people being hit by subway trains was extremely rare, but according to New York's MTA, 147 people were struck by subway trains and 47 killed, just last year. Sounds like an inherently dangerous product to me.
2012-12-28 11:07:56 AM  
1 votes:
2012-12-28 11:07:34 AM  
1 votes:
I heard the train had a bunch of 30 passenger cars, just waiting to unload on the next unsuspecting station.
2012-12-28 11:07:34 AM  
1 votes:

Amos Quito: spman: Forget this deinstitutionalization nonsense. We need to go back to nuthouses, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest style. The vast majority of homeless and transient people out there suffer from a variety of mental disorders, with no help or assistance whatsoever, and this is what ends up happening. Get these nuts off the streets, and get them the help they need. Figure out some way to filter out the dangerous ones from the ones that merely have social problems or mild personality disorders that can be treated and allow them to be reintegrated back into society, and keep the dangerous ones locked away.


Excellent point. Lock up the crazies.

But how do you spot them?

Easy: Anyone who disagrees with my political opinions.


Easy. Look for the guy who is laying on the hood of your car beating off in the middle of the winter.

/Long story.
2012-12-28 11:07:04 AM  
1 votes:

ultimabeam: ... because like guns, trains' only purpose is to kill living things.


It's worse than you think. Trains also kill time.
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-12-28 10:56:20 AM  
1 votes:
Submitteee is at home masturbating furiously over his wit.
2012-12-28 10:53:07 AM  
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: All subway riders should be armed with their own trains.


Rename them assault rifles and the NRA will support it.
2012-12-28 09:58:41 AM  
1 votes:
BAN 4-FOOT DROPS.
2012-12-28 06:48:04 AM  
1 votes:

bingethinker: Time to ban subway trains


After all of this discourse - how the hell do people still not understand the argument?
2012-12-28 02:14:11 AM  
1 votes:
I have a question.

I work in commercial construction. If I build a sidewalk or walkway with a "ledge" that's more than 12" high, a safety railing is required.

WTF is up with these death platforms at train and subway stations?!?!
 
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