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(Washington Post)   Officials at D.C.'s Metro find final solution to the problem of unauthorized flowers planted outside a station. It was as if thousands of Morning Glories suddenly cried out in terror and were silenced   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Metro, Phantom Planter, police stations, Dan Stessel, transit system  
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2013-07-08 11:50:28 AM  
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dukeblue219: libranoelrose: That has got to be the worst metropolitan area to live in.

Actually it's quite nice... maybe give it a try before you knock it.

It farking sucks. It's overly expensive and full of self important ass holes who think their job (which could be, and in fact is, done by a well trained monkey) is absolutely critical for the continuation of the American form of government and way of life. They are also largely thieves who will do everything they can to waste taxpayer money so long as they get theirs. There's nice places surrounding it, but traffic is so bad you can't farking get there.

And the Metro sucks. It sucks hard.

/currently sitting in an office in DC.
2013-07-07 07:52:16 PM  
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Wait. Am I the only that can understand why DC Metro wouldn't want an old man planting and tending to flowers on a steep, almost vertical incline? Also, am I the only that can understand why DC metro wouldn't want to dedicate money/workers/effort into this themselves? Maybe it's not the decision that you or I would make, but it's not this completely evil, malicious attempt to keep the man from planting flowers. The decision does have SOME merit at least. I ride the metro daily, so I know it's not the best (though I plan around it being terrible), but damn people, do we have to rage against every bureaucracy without perspective?
2013-07-07 06:27:07 PM  
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An ode to the 1% and their flunkies

The business plan is closing.
The wealth has been dug out.
We're safe behind our gates and walls
So let them rail and shout

Maintenance?  That's for the help.
We welcome more decay.
Gray and broken, staffed by tokens
The order of the day

Soon the rails will rust and bend
The streets will crack and sink
And we'll be heading for the airport
Let them raise a stink

We came to fill our pockets
And now our mission's done
We promised we would lead men forward
We didn't say which ones

We built the world you're dying in
So we could move our gold
And you can have what's left of it
Shot to hell and old

But don't start getting uppity
And trying to paint your cage
We have a thousand guns to cock
For each who dares to rage

And when the concrete crumbles
And roofs fall off the beams
And weeds festoon your rusting cars
When burst the final seams

We'll be sitting pretty
And we'll be living large
But don't you dare forget, you fools
That we're the ones in charge.
2013-07-07 06:04:54 PM  
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Vector R: Everything you need to know about the Metro is right here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/26/metro-derailed-by-cul t ure-of-complacence-incompete/

Thanks again to the Farker who posted that last time, it was very illuminating.

Don't trust anything from the Washington Times.... not to defend Metro here
2013-07-07 06:04:02 PM  
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Remember kids, this this a bureaucracy. Doesn't matter if it is public or private, they are concerned with process and policy. Not results.
You here it time and time again. "We followed our policy."  Outcomes, positive or negative, are simply incidental to the process.  And there is never a bureaucrat that will make  a call that might be construed as giving them accountability for a decision. If that bureaucrat is in a position that would even allow for such a decision, you can be dammed sure that that person has learned that no good deeds go unpunished. Thus you get what you see here.
2013-07-07 05:51:29 PM  
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Flowers?   FLOWERS??!!  There are FLOWERS??!!?!?

2013-07-07 05:46:49 PM  
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libranoelrose: That has got to be the worst metropolitan area to live in.

Actually it's quite nice... maybe give it a try before you knock it.
2013-07-07 05:37:39 PM  
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Wow. if they'd just left them there, the flowers would have been just fine with no further attention. It's not like DC doesn't get rain. It's not San Diego.
2013-07-07 05:33:21 PM  
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Leave it to the a-holes in D.C. to subtract humanity from their little game.
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