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Fare jumping has been decriminalized by the Washington DC City Council...
Fare-jumping is, of course, a form of theft. And not an innocuous form. The local transit authority loses more than $25 million a year due to fare evasion.

Reducing the penalty to a $50 fine with no possibility of arrest and/or fail time will mean even more lost revenue. The fine is light and unlikely to be collected in many cases. Jack Evans, chairman of the transit authority and one of the two city counsel members to vote against decriminalization, points out that unlike with parking tickets, where the city can block vehicle registration for unpaid citations, there is no good mechanism for mandating payment of a civil citation for fare-jumping.

What, then, is the argument for going so lightly on fare-jumpers? It’s a familiar one: Blacks disproportionately refuse to comply with the requirement of paying their fare.
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/ ... ampaign=sw

And since the Metro is a regional system, I wonder what the counties in Maryland and Virginia think about picking up a larger portion of the bill because of the DC Council action???

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Of all the goofy things Trump has done, pulling out of the Paris Accords scam wasn’t one of them

But the left continues to tell us how the world is going to burn because of it


The world certainly may burn, but it won’t be because of the big, bad, ol USA:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ ... 206756002/
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Sorry that I keep saying this over and over, but it's true...environmentalism is about feeling good and not doing good.
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The heinous thought crimes of the Heisman winner when he was 15:

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/12/10/ ... er-murray/


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DHS release reads like they've subcontracted out to the Russian troll farm :lol:
DHS is committed to building wall and building wall quickly. We are not replacing short, outdated and ineffective wall with similar wall. Instead, under this President we are building a wall that is 30-feet high.

FACT: Prior to President Trump taking office, we have never built wall that high.
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2018/12/12/walls-work
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Skjellyfetti wrote:DHS release reads like they've subcontracted out to the Russian troll farm :lol:
DHS is committed to building wall and building wall quickly. We are not replacing short, outdated and ineffective wall with similar wall. Instead, under this President we are building a wall that is 30-feet high.

FACT: Prior to President Trump taking office, we have never built wall that high.
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2018/12/12/walls-work
Russians who work in troll farms have better English than that

I'm guessing it was a Baltimore/DC educated GS-12 that wrote this


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Confessions of a former SJW radical:

https://quillette.com/2018/12/11/sad-radicals/
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CID1990 wrote:Confessions of a former SJW radical:

https://quillette.com/2018/12/11/sad-radicals/
A good read...this one get’s saved for future reference...
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Col Hogan wrote:
CID1990 wrote:Confessions of a former SJW radical:

https://quillette.com/2018/12/11/sad-radicals/
A good read...this one get’s saved for future reference...

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houndawg wrote:
Col Hogan wrote:
A good read...this one get’s saved for future reference...

"..anarchist cliques.."

..when I was an anarchist we didn't have no cliques..we did it alone :grizo1:
TMI on your anarchist sex life ... :D

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In an effort to demonstrate its “commitment to inclusivity,” Washington State University has begun stocking men’s restrooms with free menstrual products.

The initiative is one of many focusing on “improving the transgender community experience on campus,” and is currently being tested in three restrooms on the Pullman, Wash. campus. The university is in the process of “assessing similar needs” at other WSU campuses to determine which men’s rooms will receive new accommodations.

Additional changes include allowing students to choose a name other than their legal name for their student identification card and a new policy requiring all new buildings to have gender-neutral single-user restrooms. Some individuals found the practice of requiring a legal name on student identification cards “alienating” for transgender students who use chosen names.

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https://slate.com/culture/2018/12/kirst ... oloch.html

Slate continues it's slide toward being a liberal Breitbart by comparing the US to the Incas and other ancient civilizations that do child sacrifices. :dunce:
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Col Hogan wrote:
CID1990 wrote:Confessions of a former SJW radical:

https://quillette.com/2018/12/11/sad-radicals/
A good read...this one get’s saved for future reference...
This reads like a Conservative Religious reformist article...

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Pwns wrote:https://slate.com/culture/2018/12/kirst ... oloch.html

Slate continues it's slide toward being a liberal Breitbart by comparing the US to the Incas and other ancient civilizations that do child sacrifices. :dunce:

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Chizzang wrote:
Col Hogan wrote:
A good read...this one get’s saved for future reference...
This reads like a Conservative Religious reformist article...

:lol:

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Well this stuff behaves just like a religion so that’s not really a master feat of perception on your part
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You can’t make this stuff up...

Well, actually yes you can:

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/12/19/ ... n-stories/
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“Tolerance and Apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.” Aristotle

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https://www.reddit.com/r/watchpeopledie ... n_morroco/

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On a thread with a video of two women getting their heads cut off on a subreddit dedicated to gore porn, what is considered unacceptable that it gets the thread closed down?

Why, making rrrrrraaaaaaaacist and insensitive remarks about the muslim barbarians that committed the act. What a country.
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Pwns wrote:https://www.reddit.com/r/watchpeopledie ... n_morroco/

[NSFW]

On a thread with a video of two women getting their heads cut off on a subreddit dedicated to gore porn, what is considered unacceptable that it gets the thread closed down?

Why, making rrrrrraaaaaaaacist and insensitive remarks about the muslim barbarians that committed the act. What a country.
I like where this thread be-heading


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CID1990 wrote:
Pwns wrote:https://www.reddit.com/r/watchpeopledie ... n_morroco/

[NSFW]

On a thread with a video of two women getting their heads cut off on a subreddit dedicated to gore porn, what is considered unacceptable that it gets the thread closed down?

Why, making rrrrrraaaaaaaacist and insensitive remarks about the muslim barbarians that committed the act. What a country.
I like where this thread be-heading
Not sure I'm ready to be tortured by another long thread.
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89Hen wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
I like where this thread be-heading
Not sure I'm ready to be tortured by another long thread.
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