[FoRK] its like something cooked up by libertarians

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Tue Jun 10 08:12:32 PDT 2008

A word to the wise - if you're in New York, and its rush hour and 
summer, and you see an empty carriage on the subway - don't get in that 

On 6/11/2008 1:00 AM, Jeff Bone wrote:
> I hear that fascists are good at managing the trains...
> jb
> PS - in a libertarian utopia everybody's driving their own goddamn 
> flying car by now.  And it runs on sunlight and shits water vapor.  
> None of this bus / train nonsense.  Who wants to ride around with 
> those guys that smell like urine and mumble apocalyptically all the 
> time, anyway?
> On Jun 10, 2008, at 9:15 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
>> on japan/osaka...
>> Brian says: anyhow, the subway system here is horribly expensive and 
>> baroque.
>> Brian says: it's like something cooked up by libertarians.
>> Brian says: was walking down the street and browsing through a 
>> news-stand type place.
>> Brian says: opened up a magazine and was a bit shocked to see 
>> coprophiliac porn in the middle.
>> damien says: why cooked up by libertarians?
>> Brian says: well, there are a whole bunch of different lines, which 
>> essentially run independently
>> Brian says: and they're run independently of the national 
>> railway/subway system
>> damien says: all different companies?
>> Brian says: well, not sure that they're all different
>> Brian says: but if I want to change between lines then I need to get 
>> a new ticket
>> Brian says: you can get a day pass for all of the local lines, but it 
>> doesn't cover the national system at all.
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