This is how stupid society is becoming.

Discussion in 'Politics and News' started by Matt1970, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Incorruptible

    Incorruptible Diamond Member

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    Owned, the little crying bitch phokus has had his hypocrisy exposed, You going to go cry now :D
     
  2. sm625

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    If you're headign up an escalator and it stops moving, which of these two choices seems more rational:

    1) Simply start walking up since that is the direction you are going, and you are physically capable of out-stepping a downgoing escalator (come on who hasnt walked up a downgoing escalator just for fun?)

    2) Stand there with your thumb up your butt wondering why the people at the bottom arent moving?
     
  3. Blackjack200

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    Assuming I wasn't disoriented, which almost anyone would be if the escalator they were standing on reversed, I think I would handle it as follows:

    If I'm near the top - climb up the stairs and get off at the top

    If I'm in the middle - get off the escalator to the side, on that metal separator. There will be people above me coming down and the people below me are confused and probably piling up at the bottom. Don't want to be in the middle of that

    If I'm at the bottom - Pray? And I'm atheist. The people at the bottom have the least time to react, they will be caught between the people trying to get on and the ones on the steps above them who will soon be on top of them.

    I did enjoy the OP and responses that expressed confidence that they would be cool and collected. Those idiots would be the first to break their necks.
     
  4. Darwin333

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    LMFAO!!!!!

    Do yall see the idiots still trying to walk up it and even better doing it at what appeared to be a rather casual pace. Yeah.... gonna have to move your ass quite a bit more than that if you plan to beat that sucker to the top.

    I can see why some of the people on the top of it would freak considering the newscaster said people were getting trampled at the bottom but I agree with the OP. Ride the sonofabitch down and move the * out of the way like you would any other damned escalator and get your lazy ass to the stairs. Lazy bastards were probably waiting for it to reverse again and wanted to be first in line or some dumb shit.
     
  5. Darwin333

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    You make a good point but for the sake of hilarity I am going to keep on assuming the dumbass was just wondering "ummm, why am I not going up... I want to go up dammit not down!!!"
     
  6. DougK62

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    These people don't strike me as idiots. That place was packed with people, so a force ramming everyone together can certainly be a problem. This isn't your local mall on a Wednesday, this is the NYC subway.
     
  7. Darwin333

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    Wait, are you saying conservatives favor a "market economy" (I assume you mean free market) even partially because it helps them further their racist agenda?
     
  8. Darwin333

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    I really really hope that my sarcasm meter is broken.
     
  9. zinfamous

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    "Escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience."




    But you know, viewing through the safety of a youtube video is one thing. Sure, this looks stupid to us, but I wonder what happens when any random baller ATOTer, texting LOLcat pictures to their facebook chums, oblivious of the world around them as they happily ride the treadmill 1 story up to fatville is unexpectedly put in that situation? When typical crowd dynamics kicks in, the one or two people around them suddenly panics about something unexpected, how the crowd of oblivious numbskulls will react on instinct to the immediate and panicked response of the few around them. How their sudden panic will effect others, and so on.

    the response to laugh at this is certainly warranted--it looks funny. But it's even funnier when you realize the very same capacity to react in such a "foolish" way is so hard-wired into our common reptilian brain that each and every one of us has the exact same capacity, and expectation, to react in that way when put in that situation.

    After all, too look at this video is to see the human traits that survived millions of years and made us so alarmingly successful: fear, flight, survival. You all have it. Bask in it.
     
  10. Baked

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    Payday! File a lawsuit against the city for millions in mental trauma damages.
     
  11. zinfamous

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    You just gave me a brilliant idea,

    I'm going to design an app and call it "HD video!" and make it available for free.

    It will have some cool snazzy windows and maybe a few filters or gamma corrections for people to fiddle with so they think they are actually doing something...but here's the real kicker:

    It shuts off the camera if the phone is held vertically. It will not record video unless you turn the phone sidewise. That's really all it does. I will make it free, and market it to all hall and create so many fake reviews and ratings that everyone will eat it up blindly so that slowly, but surely, these idiot masses will unknowingly be prodded into making watchable video clips.
     
  12. Moonbeam

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    Matt, you should never say that other people are stupid till you've walked in their shoes had know factually, that you would react differently in exactly the same situation. It is very important for a real Christian to practice humility and to leave judging others up to God. Your thoughts should be on wishing nobody was hurt seriously. But you know this so why start the thread? Know that I don't judge you for your reasons, but am thankful you don't go around exterminating stupid people. I would not last long in such a world. You?
     
  13. Phokus

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    1/3rd of New Yorkers are Republican you bitch idiot, somehow i doubt 1/3rd of new yorkers are business owners.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_New_York

    Are you saying Northeast Business owners like higher taxes and regulations now? That's a laugh.

    Even liberal NYC votes in Republican mayors. But that or your 'point' about governors has nothing to do with the larger point: There is tremendous racism in the market for hiring.

    Again, you are a tremendous fucking retard who can't see the Forrest for the trees.
     
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  14. Darwin333

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    I would be more than happy to help you out with the reviews.
     
  15. Darwin333

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    First, I would like to point out that the insults you throw around serve only to hurt your point and do nothing to help it.

    With that said, are you saying that all business owners are racist republicans or even just non-racist republicans? If so, how exactly does the DNC and all of its candidates get campaign funding?
     
  16. zinfamous

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    cool.

    Hey, do you know anyone that knows dick about coding? I sure don't! :D
     
  17. Matt1970

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    Damn son, you don't even know when you are proving yourself wrong.
     
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    I bet most of the above posters would have been screaming like little girls.
     
  19. yehness

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    I've never been on one that reversed, but I have been on one that stopped dead, in an airport. A surprising number of people merely stood there. Highly aggravating when you're carrying luggage and trying to catch a connecting flight. I've also gone up the down to catch a child; it's not terribly difficult to out-walk an escalator with a bit of effort. But even though I've never been on one that suddenly reversed, it doesn't seem like the kind of thing to trigger my fight or flight reflex.
     
  21. notposting

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    Would have been better if the cop had tazed the videotaker for portrait orientation filming.
     
  22. Braznor

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    Its quite possible for people to be startled out of their wits in such an unexpected situation. Such a happening, even for a couple of seconds just or so can cascade into a panic attack amongst people in an unorganized crowd. An escalator can be a dangerous place to lose one's sense of direction and balance, even it lasts for just a few seconds.
     
  23. NAC

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    Based on the video, I fail to see anything wrong with how folks reacted. Folks in the middle walked up to avoid crushing anyone behind them, and others jumped onto the divider. Folks getting on at the bottom can't easily get out of the way because there are dozens of people behind them moving forward. A few minor injuries is practically unavoidable in that situation.

    I've been in that subway many times, I used to work in the building right across from it.