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    Occupy Wall Street gives straphangers free ride on NYC subway (edited)

    And you thought that since mainstream media isn't reporting anything about OWS that nothing's happening. Think again. Besides the recent stabbings in San Francisco that have involved OWS protesters, we have this:

    Occupy Wall Street gives straphangers free ride on NYC subway

    Sources say OWS chained open emergency gates

    Occupy Wall Street protesters chained open emergency exit gates in eight subway stations Wednesday morning, allowing riders to enter for free, sources said.

    Fliers posted in the subway stations also called for “general strike” on May 1.

    “No housework. No shopping. No banking. No school. No work,” one flier declared, using the symbols of the numbered lines to make a list.

    The posters were professionally made and were designed in the style of MTA notices to riders.

    A “communique” on Twitter from the “Rank and File Initiative” claimed activists chained open gates at more than 20 stations.

    “This morning before rush hour, teams of activists, many from Occupy Wall Street, in conjunction with rank and file workers from the Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Amalgamated Transit Union, opened up more than 20 stations across the city for free entry,” the statement said. “No property was damaged. Teams have chained open service gates and taped up turnstiles in a coordinated response to escalating service cuts, fare hikes, racist policing, assaults on transit workers’ working conditions and livelihoods — and the profiteering of the super-rich by way of a system they’ve rigged in their favor.”

    read more at: Occupy Wall Street gives straphangers free ride on NYC subway - NY Daily News
    I was especially amused by the "...and the profiteering of the super-rich by way of a system they’ve rigged in their favor.”.

    Believe me, nobody is profiting off the NYC Subway System. But then, the useful idiots have never been accused of awareness of reality, have they?
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    Re: OWS - In The News...Again

    managemant at the MTA is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over-compensated. As they are at the PANYNJ.

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    Re: OWS - In The News...Again

    So who wins when nobody pays the fare?

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    Re: OWS - In The News...Again

    Anyone involved should be arrested and be required to pay restitution for the fares lost.
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    Re: OWS - In The News...Again

    Crap like this is why people cannot take this pathetic movement seriously.
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    Re: OWS - In The News...Again

    Next report:

    OWS supporters rig open movie theater doors for free viewings of the Hunger Games.
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    Re: OWS - In The News...Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Next report:

    OWS supporters rig open movie theater doors for free viewings of the Hunger Games.
    Free 3D glasses via a giant bucket!
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street gives straphangers free ride on NYC subway (edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    .......Believe me, nobody is profiting off the NYC Subway System. But then, the useful idiots have never been accused of awareness of reality, have they?
    Really, who produces the electricity to run the system?

    Was the concrete, copper and steel used in the system donated?

    Reality.
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street gives straphangers free ride on NYC subway (edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post
    Really, who produces the electricity to run the system?

    Was the concrete, copper and steel used in the system donated?

    Reality.
    Oh, I see, OWS is bitching about the companies who have actually done the work of building the system, eh? They must have had those idiot politicians in their pockets as far back as the late 1800's...the bastards.

    No, my friend, the reality is that New York's subway system can't even earn half of their operating costs from rider's fares. They must be subsidized by the taxpayers.
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