[ExI] shweeb

spike spike66 at att.net
Thu Oct 14 15:58:14 UTC 2010


> ...On Behalf Of Stathis Papaioannou
> Subject: Re: [ExI] shweeb
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 2:50 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> > Ja...Mass transit isn't for everyone, for a very persistent reason: 
> it doesn't help with the problem of many of us don't want to mix with
> And yet in the US you are twice as likely to die as a result 
> of a car accident as you are to be murdered:
> http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx
> http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm 
> --
> Stathis Papaioannou

Sure but let us make the relevant comparison: what is the liklihood of being
murdered while using mass transit vs the liklihood of being murdered while
driving one's Detroit?  The likelihood of catching some disease?  What is
the probability of being slain, mugged or raped while you are driving?

It is also partially psychological: when using mass transit, one is among
the proletariat, dependent, helpless as a kitten.  When one drives, one is
free and empowered, going wherever one wants whenever one wants, no reading
of a schedule, dependent on no one, wearing a two ton suit of armor with a
fossil-fueled V-8 weapon in one's hands.  Ahhh, life is gooood.

Perhaps if all the states pass concealed carry laws, one could use mass
transit and be as helpless as a kitten with a Smith and Wesson hidden in its


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