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DC Metro System Shut Down

How bad is DC’s Metro?

They are shutting down for 24 hrs, over a workday…to “inspect the system”.

That leaves approximately 800,000 daily workday passengers SOL.

I don’t even want to think about what the impact of putting 500,000 more cars on the road tomorrow (3/16/16) will be. The impact to traffic will be worse than the blizzard dumping 3 ft of snow on the area just two short months ago. Since 53% of the riders on Metro are government workers, it may well wind up that there is a Federal Government shutdown as well.

Photo taken inside a DC Metro car during the incident at L’Enfant Station when an electrical feed to the train shorted out

The system has been plagued with numerous problems, both self inflicted, and by the fact that much of the infrastructure is 30-40 years old. Due to the self-inflicted problems the company is not able to keep pace with the repair work necessary to renovate the system. In particular, the electrical system is ancient on the older lines is beyond it’s projected lifecycle causing about a half dozen major incidents in the last year, with a passenger fatality on a stuck train due to smoke inhalation. Just Monday this week, another electrical failure stopped traffic on the system’s busiest tunnel system, shared by 3 lines. One of the lines is still not fully operational.

BTx3 is working from home tomorrow.

This is the section of tunnel which arced and caught fire last year resulting in a passenger fatality, just outside the L’Enfant Metro Station.

Sources: Metrorail Will Shut Down All Day Wednesday for Emergency Investigation of Equipment

The entire D.C. Metro system will shut down for 24 hours starting at midnight and lasting for the entire day Wednesday for an emergency investigation, two sources tell News4.

Metro officials are expected to announce at 4 p.m. Tuesday that they need to inspect as many as 1,200 pieces of equipment, as News4’s Tom Sherwood was first to report.

A cable fire early Monday caused delays on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines throughout the day.

This is an abandoned trolley tunnel under DC, built back in the 1949

This is a current Metro tunnel on the Red Line – the oldest operating line.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2016 in You Know It's Bad When...

 

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Jared the (ex) Subway Guy…Goes to Jail

Appears that Jared, the Subway pitchman, who lost weight eating only Subway low-calorie sandwiches… Is going to jail. For Kiddie-Porn and Child sex.

Subway is trying to run away from Jared as fast as they can, but after a 10 year relationship, cleaning up all reference to Jared in their material and ads is proving a herculean job.

And while there is absolutely no relationship between Subway and Jared’s crimes…That is a sticky issue, which is why the company has been frantically trying to erase all ties.

Meanwhile Fogle’s wife also announced she was jumping ship.

U.S. Atty: Jared Fogle used “wealth, status and secrecy” to exploit kids

Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said during a press conference Wednesday that Fogle, who has amassed millions as the spokesperson for the sandwich chain, used his privileged position to hide his crimes.

“This is about using wealth, status and secrecy to illegally exploit children,” Minkler said during the press conference.

Prosecutors allege that Fogle knew the pornography had been secretly produced by the former director of his charitable foundation, which sought to raise awareness about childhood obesity. The Jared Foundation regularly arranged for Fogle to visit schools and urge children to adopt healthy eating and exercise habits.

Fogle sat in court with his hands clasped and quietly answered “no” when the judge asked whether he had any questions about his rights on Wednesday morning. He is expected to enter the formal plea at a later date to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.

The agreement released by prosecutors said Fogle agrees to pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 minor victims, who will each receive $100,000.

The terms of the plea agreement say Fogle will participate in a program of treatment for sexual disorders. It also notes that Fogle can not have any unsupervised meetings, non-incidental communications, activities or visits with any minor unless they are approved by the probation officer.

Fogle cannot be employed in any position or participate as a volunteer in any activity that involves unsupervised meetings, non-incidental communications, activities, or visits with minors except as disclosed to the probation officer.

Fogle will also become a registered sex offender….

Fogle’s wife, Katie Fogle, released a statement, saying she is “extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving Jared,” adding that she is seeking a divorce.

“My focus is exclusively on the well-being of my children,” she said, adding that she would not have any further comment.

So…In light of the huge financial losses, and loss of freedom…Need to answer the question why Jared didn’t do the “Republican” thing and go overseas to the Dominican Republic like LImbaugh, or Thailand? About 60% of kid sex tourists in the Western Hemisphere are American, and 90% of those are middle aged white guys…

Stylish Stripes…Or Orange?

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2015 in You Know It's Bad When...

 

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Cruisin’ for a Brusin’

Saw this and couldn’t believe it. Not sure what level of stupidity inspired this woman to first, tongue lash, make fun of, and then take a swing with shoe in hand at this guy (and several other folks)… Yeah she was being an ass, and right up until she, and her girlfriends tried to take on the whole subway train with their shoes and hands – I think he would have walked away.

But, these clownettes bit off far more than they could chew.

Hope these young women learned a lesson they obviously didn’t learn at home – Civility.

Charges Dropped Against Man Whose Subway Slap Went Viral 

He’ll forever be known as the tall guy wearing the 8-ball jacket who slapped a woman on the F train in New York City. But what he won’t be known as is the guy who ultimately faced charges for the slap.

According to Jorge Pena’s attorney, charges were dropped against his client because the woman, Danay Howard, was the aggressor. Pena spent four nights in jail after slapping Howard but eventually posted his $1,000 bail on Tuesday.

In an interview with the New York Post, Pena’s lawyer, Cary London, said that the system worked. “Thank God for smartphones because the DA’s office was able to have all of the information in front of them at an early stage to show that our client did nothing wrong and acted in self-defense,” he said.

But the situation isn’t over; London plans to press charges against Howard on behalf of his client, whom he referred to as a gentle giant.

In speaking about the video, which so far has more than 4 million views, London said Howard was making fun not only of his client’s 8-ball jacket but also of his speech impediment before hitting him with her shoe. London said Pena was just trying to get home after a long night of working as a bouncer at a bar.

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Domestic terrorism

 

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Kittens Stop Subway Trains

You mean I missed the “A” Train?

 

The Cat Empire, fresh from their successful conquest of the Internet…

Now has their eye on a new victim…The Subway System!

2 Missing Kittens Stop Some NYC Subway Service

It only took two kittens to stop the New York City subway in its tracks.

Power was cut Thursday to the B and Q lines in Brooklyn for more than an hour after a woman reported at about 11 a.m. that her kittens were loose in the subway, transit officials said. How they got there was a mystery.

But soon, the two were seen running dangerously close to the high-voltage third rail.

Their owner rushed to a station with cat food for transit workers dispatched onto the tracks to use to try to corral the furry visitors — one black, the other white with gray stripes.

The woman who owns them declined to have her name made public, said Judie Glave, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Power was suspended between several stops — about half the Q line, and the B line’s entire service in Brooklyn — on both the local and express tracks between for 90 minutes, Glave said. The express line was stopped another half hour while workers kept searching.

But the skittish kittens disappeared again, and were still missing by late Thursday afternoon.

Officials say workers and passengers in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood were on the lookout for them and train operators were being asked to proceed with caution. If they saw anything moving on the tracks, they would be required to stop and notify the rail control center.

Some passengers wanted to help by scouring the tracks, but were turned down by MTA workers citing safety concerns.

While the effort on behalf of the kittens created delays for passengers, shuttles were provided to take them to other Brooklyn subway stations, transit officials said. They could not immediately provide the cost of the extra service.

 

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2013 in Nawwwwww!

 

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Arab Spring in San Francisco

One of the tactics utilized by the Hosni Mubarak Government in Egypt to ty and stop the protests was to cut off internet and cell phone services…

Seems it worked so well for Mubarak,,, The San Francisco Subway Authority (BART) decided to try it.

S.F. subway muzzles cell service during protest

The operators of the Bay Area Rapid Transit subway system temporarily shut down cell service last night in four downtown San Francisco stations to interfere with a protest over a shooting by a BART police officer, a spokesman for the system said today.

“BART staff or contractors shut down power to the nodes and alerted the cell carriers,” James Allison, deputy chief communications officer for BART, told CNET. The move was “one of many tactics to ensure the safety of everyone on the platform,” he said in an initial statement provided to CNET earlier this afternoon.

Activists had planned to protest the fatal shooting of Charles Blair Hill, who BART police said went after them with a knife before an officer shot him on July 3.

“Organizers planning to disrupt BART service…stated they would use mobile devices to coordinate their disruptive activities and communicate about the location and number of BART police,” said the original BART statement. “A civil disturbance during commute times at busy downtown San Francisco stations could lead to platform overcrowding and unsafe conditions for BART customers, employees, and demonstrators.”

The initial statement from BART said the subway system had asked the wireless carriers to suspend the service in the stations, but Allison later said BART itself pulled the plug and notified the providers after the fact.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2011 in American Genocide, Domestic terrorism

 

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Women Lose Baby in Subway Brawl

This is why I say the US policy should be to keep the illegal immigrants…

And deport the morons.

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Nawwwwww!, You Know It's Bad When...

 

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