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From WUSA9, the CBS station in Washington D.C.:

Eating while black, and employed by Metro – woman sparks outrage after tweeting photo of WMATA employee eating on train

A Twitter user called out a black Metro employee for eating on the Red Line. The one with the complaint, not the employee, received the backlash.

Published: 6:53 PM EDT May 10, 2019

WASHINGTON – The 9 a.m. Friday tweet began, “When you’re on your morning commute & see @wmata employee in UNIFORM eating on the train. I thought we were not allowed to eat on the train. This is unacceptable.”

Writer and World Bank employee Natasha Tynes wrote her statement of apparent frustration on Twitter after photographing a black Metro employee eating. The employee was in uniform at the time. She did not appear to be making a scene, or bothering other Red Line customers.

The tweet continued, “Hope @wmata responds. When I asked the employee about this, her response was, ‘worry about yourself.’ @unsuckdcmetro.” …

By the end of the day, Ms. Tynes’ book distribution company, Rare Bird Books, would sever all ties with her upcoming novel, and strongly urge her publisher to do the same.

People sympathetic towards the Metro employee accused Ms. Tynes of unfairly singling out a black woman, as multitudes of people have disobeyed the prohibition of eating on the Metro system. …

Natasha Tynes is said to be a Jordanian-American, but her very white sounding name obviated whatever intersectional Wokemon points she would have gotten from being named, say, Feyrouz al-Jihad.

Also, this Becky ought to be wearing a hijab to cover up her smooth hair if she wants to be higher up the progressive stack.

The ensuing response among the public continued to be nothing short of fierce and swift.

The outrage took aim squarely at Ms. Tynes, who by Friday afternoon deleted the initial tweet.

New York Times columnist Roxane Gay denounced the anti-eatist Tynes.

Social media accounts defending the Metro employee garnered thousands of retweets in a matter of hours, some pointing out Tynes’ subject matter of writing about minority-related issues.

“Natasha talks a lot about the challenges of writing as a minority woman, but took it upon herself to report a BW for *checks notes* eating,” wrote Twitter user Naima Cochrane. “Sis told her to ‘worry about yourself,’ and the ‘I need to speak to a manager’ jumped out.” …

A statement from book industry firm Rare Bird elicited no kindness for Ms. Tynes, calling the episode, “truly horrible.”

“Black women face a constant barrage of this kind of inappropriate behavior directed toward them and a constant policing of their bodies,” the statement read.

“We are currently taking appropriate actions to cancel Tynes’ novel, They Called me Wyatt, within our distribution network and are strongly urging Tynes’ publisher, California Coldblood, to consider other appropriate actions.”

A lot of what is going on lately are primeval turf wars. D.C. has a lot of valuable turf, both real estate and institutional, such as jobs working for Metro, that blacks control through weight of numbers and threat of violence. Most D.C. blacks believe in a 50 year old conspiracy theory called The Plan to squeeze blacks out of their prime turf, because, well, it would be stupid of non-blacks not to have The Plan.

But another aspect of the current madness is this: what Social Media has reminded us is that most people don’t actually care all that much about the large abstract entities that various ideologies tell them to hate like the bourgeoisie. Instead, they get irked at other individuals they encounter. But, the dominant ideology of the 2010s, wokeness, encourages blacks to hate whites, so we constantly get these kind of petty stories about individual blacks feeling entitled and indeed encouraged to get mad at individual whites.

So we have this vast ideological movement that basically boils down to telling people they can punch down at any individual who pisses them off who is below them on the Intersectional Totem Pole because that’s Punching Up.

Basically, we’ve liberated everybody except Cishet White Males to indulge their most petty private resentments on the grounds that they are Fighting the Good Fight against the Nazis.

 
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  1. • LOL: trelane
    • Replies: @jon
    That guys twitter is a goldmine of millenial-speak. This one, in particular, had me gobsmacked:

    James Pizzurro
    @jamespizzurro
    I understand that you may not see race here, but others do, and that's significant. I'd encourage you to read the rest of my thread you quoted.
     
    The black lady breaking the law thinks this is a race issue, not a legal issue, please do the same.
    , @guest
    Creates a perception of inequity. Why? Does he mean in black brains? But of course it doesn't take much for them to perceive such things. And what is this inequity idea, and why do I care about it?

    Didn't he just say the vast majority of "front line" employees are black? Wouldn't that mean there is a higher chance of catching a black employee doing something wrong, whether or not their blackness predisposes them to such violations? Or whether it is being reported because of her race, or not?
    , @Hypnotoad666
    The most offensive aspect of the photo is that the woman is eating a mushroom omelette with a packet of French's yellow mustard.

    Is that a "Black Thing," like carrying hot sauce in your purse?

  2. People sympathetic towards the Metro employee accused Ms. Tynes of unfairly singling out a black woman, as multitudes of people have disobeyed the prohibition of eating on the Metro system. …

    She was “singled out” because she’s an employee, not because she’s black.

    Clown World.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    As Steve points out in another post, roughly 100% of Metro employees are Black. So any complaint about any Metro employee is, by definition, "singling out" a Black person.

    Or, rather, a "black body." Again with super-creepy "black body" talk by the NYT:

    Black women face a constant barrage of this kind of inappropriate behavior directed toward them and a constant policing of their bodies,”
     
    At least it's only their black bodies that are being oppressed and not the actual people themselves.
  3. What a weird world we are living in. Noting and reporting an employee violating a policy, to a public utility KNOWN for horrible management, service, and employees, brings personal devastation to the noticer, not the rule-breaking employee. We won’t see any more of that sort of reporting, will we?

    So how will we deal with employees who behave in this manner? Grin and bear it? Drop the pretense of having rules that employees are not really required to obey? That will save some real money in HR. Is it only black women who get this privilege of choosing which policies to publicly violate? Seems like all employees, regardless of race, color, tint, hue, or whatever should enjoy it. Kind of libertarian, in an anarchic way.

    This will surely lead to a new and lasting commitment to provide better service by every single employee at WMATA. Ha Ha!

    • Replies: @Hail
    The long-running blogger / Twitter activist @UnsuckDCMetro, a minor celebrity in his own right, has (characteristically) championed this cause.

    A review of his timeline, and replies to his tweets on the matter, reveals that he has, since this incident hit the news, been fighting a lonely fight against dozens to hundreds of tut-tut'ing virtue-signalers (a cursory glance will reveal many of his recent tweets contain ironic uses of the word "woke").

    He hasn't backed down, but is probably disillusioned that so few of his followers are willing to criticize the Black employee for breaking the food rule, as suggested by replies and "like ratios" strongly favorable to the employee and often hostile to her critics.

    , @njguy73

    So how will we deal with employees who behave in this manner?

     

    What employees? Behaving in what manner? I don't know what you're talking about.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    "Is it only black women who get this privilege of choosing which policies to publicly violate?"

    Bingo. We now live in an intersectional world, according to albino witch and Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand. And black women rule the roost, which may not be good for the country. By the way, I know three Brians. Are you one of them? If you're the dead Brian don't bother answering.
  4. So, is eating on the train allowed or not? If not, why was she eating on the train? Or are only blacks allowed to eat on the train? Black privilege? Seem to be some rank hypocrites out there!

    • Replies: @Hail
    Black ethnic solidarity + White/etc. virtue signaling.

    -- file under "Dog Bites Man."
    , @Anonymous
    Did you read the post ?

    Check your intersectionality chart bro.
    , @Percy Gryce
    https://twitter.com/percy_gryce/status/1127381905752625152
  5. Why is there a rule that passengers are not allowed to eat on the DC Metro? Do they think people are going to litter the cars with garbage? Doesn’t that happen anyway? The whole thing is stupid. Why make the post to Twitter in the first place, does Tynes think Metro employees are going to follow the rules? Then she gets her novel canceled in a severe overreaction from a book firm she was working with. The only lesson I take away is a further solidification of my belief that Twitter should be shut down for the public good. Our society clearly cannot use it in a way that isn’t destructive.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat

    Why is there a rule that passengers are not allowed to eat on the DC Metro?
     
    Why do zoos have signs saying, 'Don't feed the animals'?
    , @Kylie
    "The only lesson I take away is a further solidification of my belief that Twitter should be shut down for the public good."

    I think you're missing the point. It's not about social media. It's about who is allowed to flout rules and break laws with impunity.

    And who is not.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Barnard, hold on a minute:

    A) Who should shut down Twitter? Is that another government function? I think Twitter is stupid, I imagine just as much or more than you do. I've never made a tweet, and when people embed them, I swear I don't know who's arguing first. It sucks. Stay off it.

    B) Twitter is being used when people get frustrated, often too hastily for these people's own good.

    C) People really don't like unfairness. You may think it should be perfectly fine to be able to eat on the train. I'd have gulped down a taco on that train, if I had to eat in a hurry without really being concerned. However, I'd have to watch for "THE MAN", which could, in fact, be this woman. She was seen flouting the organization's own rules. Like I said, it's not fair, and people get irked by that. Most hold their tongues, but good on this lady (for the rest of us).

    D) Yeah, the whole thing is stupid.
    , @guest
    Is it possible you're not familiar with the difference between regular garbage and refuse containing foodstuffs? Or the fact that food smells? Are you familiar with the concept known as vermin, which feeds on things we discard?

    "Why make the post to Twitter"

    A question that could be asked of any tweet ever, probably.
    , @CCZ
    From the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro): “The Metro has a strict ban on consumption of food or drink in the paid area of train stations, on trains or buses, or on elevators or escalators used to enter or exit stations, in order to reduce attractiveness to insects and vermin. Fines of $100 can be imposed, except the Authority has lifted the ban with respect to consumption of water during heat emergencies.”

    "Prohibitions on eating, drinking, smoking, playing music without headphones, etc. have been in place since Metro opened in 1976 and are criminal statutes in each of the jurisdictions. In other words, these are not Metro rules or policies, they are ordinances," the statement read. "Metro does not receive any revenue as a result of fines; that goes to the jurisdictions. It is correct that the prohibition on eating reduces rodents, pests, unsanitary conditions and unpleasant smells.”

    The prohibition of food and drink consumption on Metro property is also a fire-safety measure. Coffee cups, plastic bottles, food wrappers all provide a source of fuel for underground fires. See: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/washington-d-c-s-metro-catches-fire-more-than-four-times-a-week/

    But all of this is just a white supremacy rationalization for the persistent attack on black bodies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxX5oflXFu8
  6. “Black women face a constant barrage of this kind of inappropriate behavior directed toward them and a constant policing of their bodies,” the statement read.

    The Story of Black O?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I think you may have stumbled on the Unified Field Theory of Black/Gay Whining. The more someone narcissistically decries the "policing of my body," the more looks that body gets
  7. Hail says: • Website

    More fuel for the fire.

    To the foreigner with limited understanding of American ways, this kind of thing is, I am sure, profoundly puzzling. I identified what’s at the heart of the matter here, in an Unz Review comment in Jan. 2019 (amended below).

    Downtrends in the 2010s:

    (1) Down: the Black population of most parts of Washington, DC proper (moving principally to Prince George’s County, Maryland, as prices rise with ongoing gentrification; this got going about the early 2000s in earnest, and has, by the late 2010s, transformed much of the District proper into an expensive, bubble-world SWPLtopia);

    (2) Down: faith in, and ridership of, the Washington DC Metro system, a system controlled by Blacks who constitute a huge majority of its employees; ridership is reportedly steadily down due to the poor performance of the system compared to any in Europe or ‘even’ Asia, “a Third World subway beneath a First World City”;

    Reasonable observers have been saying that (2) is, no two ways about it, a serious problem (for a metropolitan area of 6 million with hundreds of thousands more jobs downtown than residents of the District proper) — that is, if people avoid using the system and fare revenue keeps declining, the spiral downwards may be unable to be stemmed.

    Others think (1) is a serious, ‘moral’ problem, that Blacks “deserve” majority-status in Washington, D.C. (a status they only firmly secured through the riots and mass-arson event of 1968) and that their out-migration is a moral tragedy.

    Most people conscious of polite opinion (would profess to) believe that (1) and (2) are both serious problems.

    But what if it is an either-or? That is, choose one to ‘solve.’

    Which concern wins, (1) or (2)?

    The answer to that last line, a(n only semi-)rhetorical question, is that (1) has a dangerous tendency to win out, as shown through small experiences like this one. In other words, coddling Blacks — that is to say, cheap virtue-signaling achieved thru nobly siding with Blacks — trumps concern about the mass transit system(‘s own rules, cleanliness, efficiency, user-friendliness, etc.).

    • Replies: @Hail
    Another 2019 incident that hit the news, and with the same kind of reaction, was the case of a Black-oriented cell phone shop known to play loud music at all hours.

    The shop was in a gentrifying neighborhood. One day it was prohibited from playing from playing the music after hours, due to resident complaints; Blacks protested, and White allies began lining up behind them. The music was entirely a noise-pollution-like subgenre of hip-hop called "go-go."

    Result: the Black-run/Black-oriented shop's 'right' to flout the sound law was reinstated. They'd flouted the law for years, was the argument, so why not let them keep doing so?

    , @El Dato, @El Dato

    compared to any in Europe or ‘even’ Asia
     
    Totally. I can just imagine a Japanese conductor munching on the line, then insulting and even calling the Jake's Idiot Mob on the complaining customer.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    (1) Down: the Black population of most parts of Washington, DC proper (moving principally to Prince George’s County, Maryland, as prices rise with ongoing gentrification
     
    Should DC trend GOP-- add Puerto Rico-style tax exemption to gentrification and it just could-- watch Democrats do a 180 on their plans for statehood and representation. The CBC will be loudest, of course.


    https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/wp.uploads.wamu.org/uploads/sites/3/2009/01/2009_0107_licenseplate.jpg
  8. Could have been worse:

    Rail passengers had “pornography” played to them over the public address system as they travelled on a London train.

    Passenger Paul Brunton tweeted footage as the sighs like those in an adult film were broadcast on a Wandsworth-to-Clapham train on Friday morning.

    It is not known how the sounds came to be played over the public announcement system and who was involved.

    South Western Railway (SWR) apologised and said it was investigating.

    Mr Brunton’s tweet, which has now been shared over 60,000 times, reads: “Driver casually watching porn whilst leaving the tannoy system on…”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48235082

    • Replies: @El Dato
    Somebody called it "Thomas the Wank Engine".
  9. A statement from book industry firm Rare Bird elicited no kindness for Ms. Tynes, calling the episode, “truly horrible.”

    “We are currently taking appropriate actions to cancel Tynes’ novel, They Called me Wyatt, within our distribution network and are strongly urging Tynes’ publisher, California Coldblood, to consider other appropriate actions.”

    I think lawyers should get involved to demand maximum payout if a publisher proves to be a total whore cancelling book deals because people with no real jobs in lack of knuckle sandwich brew up a Twitter storm.

    And what would “other appropriate actions” be?

    Beatings? Guantanamo Bay? Chicago concrete slippers?

  10. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail
    More fuel for the fire.

    To the foreigner with limited understanding of American ways, this kind of thing is, I am sure, profoundly puzzling. I identified what's at the heart of the matter here, in an Unz Review comment in Jan. 2019 (amended below).


    Downtrends in the 2010s:

    (1) Down: the Black population of most parts of Washington, DC proper (moving principally to Prince George’s County, Maryland, as prices rise with ongoing gentrification; this got going about the early 2000s in earnest, and has, by the late 2010s, transformed much of the District proper into an expensive, bubble-world SWPLtopia);

    (2) Down: faith in, and ridership of, the Washington DC Metro system, a system controlled by Blacks who constitute a huge majority of its employees; ridership is reportedly steadily down due to the poor performance of the system compared to any in Europe or ‘even’ Asia, “a Third World subway beneath a First World City”;

    Reasonable observers have been saying that (2) is, no two ways about it, a serious problem (for a metropolitan area of 6 million with hundreds of thousands more jobs downtown than residents of the District proper) — that is, if people avoid using the system and fare revenue keeps declining, the spiral downwards may be unable to be stemmed.

    Others think (1) is a serious, ‘moral’ problem, that Blacks "deserve" majority-status in Washington, D.C. (a status they only firmly secured through the riots and mass-arson event of 1968) and that their out-migration is a moral tragedy.

    Most people conscious of polite opinion (would profess to) believe that (1) and (2) are both serious problems.

    But what if it is an either-or? That is, choose one to 'solve.'

    Which concern wins, (1) or (2)?
     

    The answer to that last line, a(n only semi-)rhetorical question, is that (1) has a dangerous tendency to win out, as shown through small experiences like this one. In other words, coddling Blacks -- that is to say, cheap virtue-signaling achieved thru nobly siding with Blacks -- trumps concern about the mass transit system('s own rules, cleanliness, efficiency, user-friendliness, etc.).

    Another 2019 incident that hit the news, and with the same kind of reaction, was the case of a Black-oriented cell phone shop known to play loud music at all hours.

    The shop was in a gentrifying neighborhood. One day it was prohibited from playing from playing the music after hours, due to resident complaints; Blacks protested, and White allies began lining up behind them. The music was entirely a noise-pollution-like subgenre of hip-hop called “go-go.”

    Result: the Black-run/Black-oriented shop’s ‘right’ to flout the sound law was reinstated. They’d flouted the law for years, was the argument, so why not let them keep doing so?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    The real question is, did it suddenly burn down in the middle of the night?
    , @Whitney
    I lived in Mexico for a while in the noise is overwhelming. Everyone has speakers blaring out of their house and it's a cacophony of big band brass / Hip Hop.. The dogs bark constantly and roosters crow 24/7. I talked to Mexicans who'd been to the US and they always commented on how quiet it was. One even said the dogs don't even bark. That is something white people can create. Quiet. Does nobody else want quiet?
    , @Onebelowall
    The music was entirely a noise-pollution-like subgenre of hip-hop called “go-go.”


    DC Go-Go predates Hip-Hop by about ten years and is more a subgenre associated with Funk.
  11. On the subway, I often think, wouldn’t it be nice if we could ban certain people to the point where there could be public restrooms?

  12. @Barnard
    Why is there a rule that passengers are not allowed to eat on the DC Metro? Do they think people are going to litter the cars with garbage? Doesn't that happen anyway? The whole thing is stupid. Why make the post to Twitter in the first place, does Tynes think Metro employees are going to follow the rules? Then she gets her novel canceled in a severe overreaction from a book firm she was working with. The only lesson I take away is a further solidification of my belief that Twitter should be shut down for the public good. Our society clearly cannot use it in a way that isn't destructive.

    Why is there a rule that passengers are not allowed to eat on the DC Metro?

    Why do zoos have signs saying, ‘Don’t feed the animals’?

  13. @Paul
    So, is eating on the train allowed or not? If not, why was she eating on the train? Or are only blacks allowed to eat on the train? Black privilege? Seem to be some rank hypocrites out there!

    Black ethnic solidarity + White/etc. virtue signaling.

    — file under “Dog Bites Man.”

    • Replies: @Anon
    Yeah, did you see the tweet from young white beta from D.C. critical of the Becky for being critical of the “blue collar worker”? Lol, I’m familiar with Metro employee pay and I’d estimate that Metro employee is probably pulling down $170k with stand-around OT. Probably double what he’s making with his Carleton or Williams degree.
  14. @Hail
    More fuel for the fire.

    To the foreigner with limited understanding of American ways, this kind of thing is, I am sure, profoundly puzzling. I identified what's at the heart of the matter here, in an Unz Review comment in Jan. 2019 (amended below).


    Downtrends in the 2010s:

    (1) Down: the Black population of most parts of Washington, DC proper (moving principally to Prince George’s County, Maryland, as prices rise with ongoing gentrification; this got going about the early 2000s in earnest, and has, by the late 2010s, transformed much of the District proper into an expensive, bubble-world SWPLtopia);

    (2) Down: faith in, and ridership of, the Washington DC Metro system, a system controlled by Blacks who constitute a huge majority of its employees; ridership is reportedly steadily down due to the poor performance of the system compared to any in Europe or ‘even’ Asia, “a Third World subway beneath a First World City”;

    Reasonable observers have been saying that (2) is, no two ways about it, a serious problem (for a metropolitan area of 6 million with hundreds of thousands more jobs downtown than residents of the District proper) — that is, if people avoid using the system and fare revenue keeps declining, the spiral downwards may be unable to be stemmed.

    Others think (1) is a serious, ‘moral’ problem, that Blacks "deserve" majority-status in Washington, D.C. (a status they only firmly secured through the riots and mass-arson event of 1968) and that their out-migration is a moral tragedy.

    Most people conscious of polite opinion (would profess to) believe that (1) and (2) are both serious problems.

    But what if it is an either-or? That is, choose one to 'solve.'

    Which concern wins, (1) or (2)?
     

    The answer to that last line, a(n only semi-)rhetorical question, is that (1) has a dangerous tendency to win out, as shown through small experiences like this one. In other words, coddling Blacks -- that is to say, cheap virtue-signaling achieved thru nobly siding with Blacks -- trumps concern about the mass transit system('s own rules, cleanliness, efficiency, user-friendliness, etc.).
    • Replies: @Kylie
    "As it re-elects hopeless ANC again, do we finally admit that post-apartheid South Africa has failed?"

    The article was a hilarious as its title. People are still missing the point. Post-apartheid South Africa can be said to have failed only if judged by white norms. Judged by black norms, it's doing pretty well.

    But anyone who fails to see that can hardly be expected to draw the inevitable conclusions.
  15. @Hail
    Another 2019 incident that hit the news, and with the same kind of reaction, was the case of a Black-oriented cell phone shop known to play loud music at all hours.

    The shop was in a gentrifying neighborhood. One day it was prohibited from playing from playing the music after hours, due to resident complaints; Blacks protested, and White allies began lining up behind them. The music was entirely a noise-pollution-like subgenre of hip-hop called "go-go."

    Result: the Black-run/Black-oriented shop's 'right' to flout the sound law was reinstated. They'd flouted the law for years, was the argument, so why not let them keep doing so?

    The real question is, did it suddenly burn down in the middle of the night?

  16. @Hail
    More fuel for the fire.

    To the foreigner with limited understanding of American ways, this kind of thing is, I am sure, profoundly puzzling. I identified what's at the heart of the matter here, in an Unz Review comment in Jan. 2019 (amended below).


    Downtrends in the 2010s:

    (1) Down: the Black population of most parts of Washington, DC proper (moving principally to Prince George’s County, Maryland, as prices rise with ongoing gentrification; this got going about the early 2000s in earnest, and has, by the late 2010s, transformed much of the District proper into an expensive, bubble-world SWPLtopia);

    (2) Down: faith in, and ridership of, the Washington DC Metro system, a system controlled by Blacks who constitute a huge majority of its employees; ridership is reportedly steadily down due to the poor performance of the system compared to any in Europe or ‘even’ Asia, “a Third World subway beneath a First World City”;

    Reasonable observers have been saying that (2) is, no two ways about it, a serious problem (for a metropolitan area of 6 million with hundreds of thousands more jobs downtown than residents of the District proper) — that is, if people avoid using the system and fare revenue keeps declining, the spiral downwards may be unable to be stemmed.

    Others think (1) is a serious, ‘moral’ problem, that Blacks "deserve" majority-status in Washington, D.C. (a status they only firmly secured through the riots and mass-arson event of 1968) and that their out-migration is a moral tragedy.

    Most people conscious of polite opinion (would profess to) believe that (1) and (2) are both serious problems.

    But what if it is an either-or? That is, choose one to 'solve.'

    Which concern wins, (1) or (2)?
     

    The answer to that last line, a(n only semi-)rhetorical question, is that (1) has a dangerous tendency to win out, as shown through small experiences like this one. In other words, coddling Blacks -- that is to say, cheap virtue-signaling achieved thru nobly siding with Blacks -- trumps concern about the mass transit system('s own rules, cleanliness, efficiency, user-friendliness, etc.).

    compared to any in Europe or ‘even’ Asia

    Totally. I can just imagine a Japanese conductor munching on the line, then insulting and even calling the Jake’s Idiot Mob on the complaining customer.

  17. Hail says: • Website
    @Brian Reilly
    What a weird world we are living in. Noting and reporting an employee violating a policy, to a public utility KNOWN for horrible management, service, and employees, brings personal devastation to the noticer, not the rule-breaking employee. We won't see any more of that sort of reporting, will we?

    So how will we deal with employees who behave in this manner? Grin and bear it? Drop the pretense of having rules that employees are not really required to obey? That will save some real money in HR. Is it only black women who get this privilege of choosing which policies to publicly violate? Seems like all employees, regardless of race, color, tint, hue, or whatever should enjoy it. Kind of libertarian, in an anarchic way.

    This will surely lead to a new and lasting commitment to provide better service by every single employee at WMATA. Ha Ha!

    The long-running blogger / Twitter activist @UnsuckDCMetro, a minor celebrity in his own right, has (characteristically) championed this cause.

    A review of his timeline, and replies to his tweets on the matter, reveals that he has, since this incident hit the news, been fighting a lonely fight against dozens to hundreds of tut-tut’ing virtue-signalers (a cursory glance will reveal many of his recent tweets contain ironic uses of the word “woke”).

    He hasn’t backed down, but is probably disillusioned that so few of his followers are willing to criticize the Black employee for breaking the food rule, as suggested by replies and “like ratios” strongly favorable to the employee and often hostile to her critics.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
    Who cares if the employee was Black or Green-with-pink-polka-dots. No eating on the train means just that.
  18. @Barnard
    Why is there a rule that passengers are not allowed to eat on the DC Metro? Do they think people are going to litter the cars with garbage? Doesn't that happen anyway? The whole thing is stupid. Why make the post to Twitter in the first place, does Tynes think Metro employees are going to follow the rules? Then she gets her novel canceled in a severe overreaction from a book firm she was working with. The only lesson I take away is a further solidification of my belief that Twitter should be shut down for the public good. Our society clearly cannot use it in a way that isn't destructive.

    “The only lesson I take away is a further solidification of my belief that Twitter should be shut down for the public good.”

    I think you’re missing the point. It’s not about social media. It’s about who is allowed to flout rules and break laws with impunity.

    And who is not.

    • Agree: Cortes, byrresheim
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    “The only lesson I take away is a further solidification of my belief that Twitter should be shut down for the public good.”
     
    Replace "Twitter" with "The USA"
  19. Lets just face the facts……..rules are for white people and white people only.

    • Agree: Malcolm Y
  20. I wonder if any of these incidences cause lefties to consider if maybe those conservatives are right about a few things? Nah, what was I thinking?

    • LOL: Kylie
  21. Anon[388] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail
    Black ethnic solidarity + White/etc. virtue signaling.

    -- file under "Dog Bites Man."

    Yeah, did you see the tweet from young white beta from D.C. critical of the Becky for being critical of the “blue collar worker”? Lol, I’m familiar with Metro employee pay and I’d estimate that Metro employee is probably pulling down $170k with stand-around OT. Probably double what he’s making with his Carleton or Williams degree.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    You are right. Metro HQ staff are pretty much all in six figures.

    Many are able to sign their own names, even!
  22. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Paul
    So, is eating on the train allowed or not? If not, why was she eating on the train? Or are only blacks allowed to eat on the train? Black privilege? Seem to be some rank hypocrites out there!

    Did you read the post ?

    Check your intersectionality chart bro.

    • LOL: Kyle
    • Replies: @Paul
    A hypocrisy chart is what is needed.
  23. @Barnard
    Why is there a rule that passengers are not allowed to eat on the DC Metro? Do they think people are going to litter the cars with garbage? Doesn't that happen anyway? The whole thing is stupid. Why make the post to Twitter in the first place, does Tynes think Metro employees are going to follow the rules? Then she gets her novel canceled in a severe overreaction from a book firm she was working with. The only lesson I take away is a further solidification of my belief that Twitter should be shut down for the public good. Our society clearly cannot use it in a way that isn't destructive.

    Barnard, hold on a minute:

    A) Who should shut down Twitter? Is that another government function? I think Twitter is stupid, I imagine just as much or more than you do. I’ve never made a tweet, and when people embed them, I swear I don’t know who’s arguing first. It sucks. Stay off it.

    B) Twitter is being used when people get frustrated, often too hastily for these people’s own good.

    C) People really don’t like unfairness. You may think it should be perfectly fine to be able to eat on the train. I’d have gulped down a taco on that train, if I had to eat in a hurry without really being concerned. However, I’d have to watch for “THE MAN”, which could, in fact, be this woman. She was seen flouting the organization’s own rules. Like I said, it’s not fair, and people get irked by that. Most hold their tongues, but good on this lady (for the rest of us).

    D) Yeah, the whole thing is stupid.

  24. Apparently Miss Tynes, the Becky in the dock, is a Jordanian Arab and thinks of herself as “a writer of color”.

    Maybe the rule is “the darker the skin tone, the greater the diversity points.”

    Or maybe the rule is “compliance with rules that enable civilized society is a form of white oppression.”

    Or maybe some combination of these two rules and other rules yet to be articulated (or made up as we go along). It is hard to keep up.

    https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/damned-if-i-do-damned-if-i-dont-the-complicated-reality-of-a-minority-writer

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Or, black women are on top of the Pyramid of Moral Worth.
  25. I was scolded by a black fellow on a Metro platform in a business suit just for bringing something edible or potable out of my bag. This was around 2002.

    Our own transit system allows for covered drinks.

    How long has this “Beckytrope” been around? Rebecca has fallen out of the top 200 names, and Becky by itself left the top 1000 in 1993. I imagine they’ll drop quite a bit next year.

    Three times as many Beckys were born in 1960 as Rebeccas in 2018. Ten times as many Rebeccas.

    By the way, that’s the name Pocahontas was buried with.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    About a year ago, I did have to visit the Federal Shithole, and it took me 5 to 10 minutes to learn how to use that machine for the Metro tickets. I mean, it has lots of bells and whistles, and first you have to get the card, decide how far you're going (was it zones?) and so forth. It was fairly late, so I wasn't holding anybody up.

    Then some guy from Russia steps up and asks me how to use it. There was still no train, so I went through it with him, throwing in all my political points I could come up with, comparing this place to the Old USSR and stuff.

    We were having a good 'ole time. I hope he got where he was going, because neither of us were really sure what would happen at the other end. They don't take too kindly to white people jumping, OK, vaulting, over turnstiles, even though it's a piece of cake for me. And they say white men can't vault!
    , @interesting
    "How long has this “Beckytrope” been around?"

    about 2 years now and it's always the same, a POC (yes, I had to use that meme) is breaking the rules and a white lady says that's against the rules, to which they basically say fuck off (like the Starbucks shakedown) and many times the "Becky" calls police.

    But as we are now learning, rules are only for certain people because "some animals have more rights than others".
    , @Anonymous
    Yes, the DC Metro is known for being very strict about even having covered drinks and food on the trains. In NYC and many other major subway systems, you're allowed to eat on the trains.

    Part of the reason many people on the DC Metro get angry when people break the rule and eat on the train is because they themselves want to be able to have a coffee and croissant or something when they're say in a rush to work, but they're not allowed to. So they get extra annoyed when someone breaks the rule.
    , @Kyle
    The Becky trope comes from the “I like big butts and cannot lie,” video.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X53ZSxkQ3Ho
  26. But another aspect of the current madness is this: what Social Media has reminded us is that most people don’t actually care all that much about the large abstract entities that various ideologies tell them to hate like the bourgeoisie. Instead, they get irked at other individuals they encounter.

    That’s the best part of this post, Steve. We can ignore a lot of big problems in the abstract. We really don’t like these little unfairnesses and annoyances throughout the day. Once in a while someone speaks up, but without back-up he usually regrets that.

    Some of the alt-right Socialists (seen a few round these parts even) don’t get that that not only do people get annoyed being around lots of people that are much different, with no common ground between them, but people don’t like Government intrusions into their lives, even from people who they do have lots in common with. It comes down to, “can’t I be left the hell alone?!” It’s harder and harder, the more people you have concentrated in the same area.

    As for Washington, F.S., though, let it continue to be a shithole. The place deserves it, and most who live there are my enemy.

  27. Parents sue school for $1M for trying to turn their son trans because he had gas and one bathroom was closer.

    >2nd grader at Nellie Muir Elementary School wants to use the staff bathroom [ie, not the boy’s room].

    >Teacher assumes it’s because he’s transgender.

    >Really he has a “digestion-related medical condition.”

    >Teacher keeps boy inside during recess multiple times, showing him videos promoting transgenderism and giving him books like I am Jazz.

    >Parents don’t know until teacher tells him to bring home the books and tell them.

    >Parents sue school for 1 million

    >He began avoiding feminine toys and games for fear of turning into a girl and became more depressed, aggressive and isolated, according the lawsuit, which added that he had started counseling.

    >“He has also become afraid of attending his current school, seeing [the teacher] and using the boys’ bathroom,” Diaz said

    >According to the parents, the school was dismissive of their concerns, saying: “If this happened in Portland, it would not be a big deal.”

    https://pluralist.com/teacher-decides-2nd-grader-is-trans-because-he-uses-staff-bathroom/

    • Replies: @guest
    I Am Jazz? Have the parents been informed what the slang term "jazz" originally referred to? (Hint: it's a sound-alike.)
  28. jon says:
    @Hail
    https://twitter.com/unsuckdcmetro/status/1126845551406981120

    https://twitter.com/jamespizzurro/status/1126919335027593216

    That guys twitter is a goldmine of millenial-speak. This one, in particular, had me gobsmacked:

    James Pizzurro
    @jamespizzurro
    I understand that you may not see race here, but others do, and that’s significant. I’d encourage you to read the rest of my thread you quoted.

    The black lady breaking the law thinks this is a race issue, not a legal issue, please do the same.

  29. “Lets just face the facts……..rules are for white people and white people only.”

    Why not have separate countries where different people can have different rules? At what point exactly do people have enough and decide that it’s time for a change?

    • Replies: @Kylie
    "Why not have separate countries where different people can have different rules?"

    Why not indeed. Frankly I think a large part of the "why not?" is that some of us would have a considerably lower quality of life without others os us.

    "At what point exactly do people have enough and decide that it’s time for a change?"

    I can't speak for others but for me, it was about a dozen years ago.
  30. @Reg Cæsar
    I was scolded by a black fellow on a Metro platform in a business suit just for bringing something edible or potable out of my bag. This was around 2002.

    Our own transit system allows for covered drinks.

    How long has this "Beckytrope" been around? Rebecca has fallen out of the top 200 names, and Becky by itself left the top 1000 in 1993. I imagine they'll drop quite a bit next year.

    Three times as many Beckys were born in 1960 as Rebeccas in 2018. Ten times as many Rebeccas.

    By the way, that's the name Pocahontas was buried with.

    About a year ago, I did have to visit the Federal Shithole, and it took me 5 to 10 minutes to learn how to use that machine for the Metro tickets. I mean, it has lots of bells and whistles, and first you have to get the card, decide how far you’re going (was it zones?) and so forth. It was fairly late, so I wasn’t holding anybody up.

    Then some guy from Russia steps up and asks me how to use it. There was still no train, so I went through it with him, throwing in all my political points I could come up with, comparing this place to the Old USSR and stuff.

    We were having a good ‘ole time. I hope he got where he was going, because neither of us were really sure what would happen at the other end. They don’t take too kindly to white people jumping, OK, vaulting, over turnstiles, even though it’s a piece of cake for me. And they say white men can’t vault!

  31. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:

    “Metro derailed by culture of complacence, incompetence, lack of diversity”

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/26/metro-derailed-by-culture-of-complacence-incompete/

    Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region’s largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits.

    The homogeneity, interviews with dozens of current and former Metro workers indicated, is a proxy to a clubby culture of favoritism in which merit has little to do with promotions, and accountability, such as noting safety violations, is a career death knell. In typical examples, court and Metro records show, a black man who spent eight years in prison for dealing PCP was promoted to a high-level management position soon after his release, and whites in the same positions as blacks with far less seniority are inexplicably paid less.

    With Metro’s budget chronically strained and reports of mismanagement coming more regularly than trains, interviews and internal records depict a likely root: an environment in which hardworking employees are actively excluded and those who rise are those willing to do the bare minimum — never causing a stir by flagging rampant safety violations, reporting malfeasance or proposing improvements.

    “When the accident happened in 2009, I called a supervisor and said, ‘Is this the one we all dreaded?’ The way workers do their jobs, we all knew it was a matter of time. … The inept get promoted, and the capable get buried. Smart people were put in the corner, ostracized and given nothing to do,” said Christine Townsend, who sued Metro for discrimination and won.

    It is a culture in which a white male engineer near completion of a Ph.D. was passed over for a management position in favor of a black man who was barely literate, multiple staffers said…

    Metro’s affirmative-action plan notes that the 1.4 percent of its bus and train operators who are Hispanic and the 25 percent who are female of any race are “less than reasonably expected.” It does not make note of the 1.5 percent who are white.

    Even in entry-level occupations typically dominated by Hispanics, there are virtually none at Metro. Only one laborer out of 67 is Hispanic; of 540 landscapers, carpenters and cleaners, only 22 are Hispanic. In the national capital region, Hispanics make up 13 percent of adults and blacks comprise 25 percent; white women constitute 29 percent.

    “The odds of such a disparity occurring by chance are statistically infinitesimal,” Ronald A. Schmidt, a lawyer representing 12 white women exploring a class-action lawsuit, wrote in a 2003 letter. “There appears to be an entrenched network of African-American employees at WMATA that is able to steer jobs, promotion, training and other career enhancing benefit to persons of their own racial or ethnic group.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Thanks!
  32. @Hail
    More fuel for the fire.

    To the foreigner with limited understanding of American ways, this kind of thing is, I am sure, profoundly puzzling. I identified what's at the heart of the matter here, in an Unz Review comment in Jan. 2019 (amended below).


    Downtrends in the 2010s:

    (1) Down: the Black population of most parts of Washington, DC proper (moving principally to Prince George’s County, Maryland, as prices rise with ongoing gentrification; this got going about the early 2000s in earnest, and has, by the late 2010s, transformed much of the District proper into an expensive, bubble-world SWPLtopia);

    (2) Down: faith in, and ridership of, the Washington DC Metro system, a system controlled by Blacks who constitute a huge majority of its employees; ridership is reportedly steadily down due to the poor performance of the system compared to any in Europe or ‘even’ Asia, “a Third World subway beneath a First World City”;

    Reasonable observers have been saying that (2) is, no two ways about it, a serious problem (for a metropolitan area of 6 million with hundreds of thousands more jobs downtown than residents of the District proper) — that is, if people avoid using the system and fare revenue keeps declining, the spiral downwards may be unable to be stemmed.

    Others think (1) is a serious, ‘moral’ problem, that Blacks "deserve" majority-status in Washington, D.C. (a status they only firmly secured through the riots and mass-arson event of 1968) and that their out-migration is a moral tragedy.

    Most people conscious of polite opinion (would profess to) believe that (1) and (2) are both serious problems.

    But what if it is an either-or? That is, choose one to 'solve.'

    Which concern wins, (1) or (2)?
     

    The answer to that last line, a(n only semi-)rhetorical question, is that (1) has a dangerous tendency to win out, as shown through small experiences like this one. In other words, coddling Blacks -- that is to say, cheap virtue-signaling achieved thru nobly siding with Blacks -- trumps concern about the mass transit system('s own rules, cleanliness, efficiency, user-friendliness, etc.).

    (1) Down: the Black population of most parts of Washington, DC proper (moving principally to Prince George’s County, Maryland, as prices rise with ongoing gentrification

    Should DC trend GOP– add Puerto Rico-style tax exemption to gentrification and it just could– watch Democrats do a 180 on their plans for statehood and representation. The CBC will be loudest, of course.

  33. They haven’t published the name of the Metro employee or interviewed her yet, but I see a book deal for her in the future followed by a MaArthur genius Award.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    Another book deal for someone who has never read a book. Doesn't seem fair.
  34. You think you grok the Pokemon calculus, then you get something like this:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/11/us/ronald-sullivan-harvard.html

    A black faculty dean at Harvard who is also a law school professor joins a team to defend Harvey Weinstein. He’s summarily ousted from his role as faculty dean.

    It’s not even as if the guy was a conservative of some sort who had only lined up against left wing causes. He also represented the family of Michael Brown. He seems pretty impartial — as if he respects the law and the idea that everybody deserves representation.

    That’s just too radical these days, I guess. Maybe alt-right, probably White supremacist.

    Nowadays on the left it’s full PoMo or you’re Trump.

  35. @Steve in Greensboro
    Apparently Miss Tynes, the Becky in the dock, is a Jordanian Arab and thinks of herself as "a writer of color".

    Maybe the rule is "the darker the skin tone, the greater the diversity points."

    Or maybe the rule is "compliance with rules that enable civilized society is a form of white oppression."

    Or maybe some combination of these two rules and other rules yet to be articulated (or made up as we go along). It is hard to keep up.

    https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/damned-if-i-do-damned-if-i-dont-the-complicated-reality-of-a-minority-writer

    Or, black women are on top of the Pyramid of Moral Worth.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    I shouldn't be, in 2019, but I'm taken aback to see that Wikipedia has an entry for "Strong Black Woman"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strong_black_woman
  36. @Reg Cæsar
    I was scolded by a black fellow on a Metro platform in a business suit just for bringing something edible or potable out of my bag. This was around 2002.

    Our own transit system allows for covered drinks.

    How long has this "Beckytrope" been around? Rebecca has fallen out of the top 200 names, and Becky by itself left the top 1000 in 1993. I imagine they'll drop quite a bit next year.

    Three times as many Beckys were born in 1960 as Rebeccas in 2018. Ten times as many Rebeccas.

    By the way, that's the name Pocahontas was buried with.

    “How long has this “Beckytrope” been around?”

    about 2 years now and it’s always the same, a POC (yes, I had to use that meme) is breaking the rules and a white lady says that’s against the rules, to which they basically say fuck off (like the Starbucks shakedown) and many times the “Becky” calls police.

    But as we are now learning, rules are only for certain people because “some animals have more rights than others”.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Has anyone called Bill Cosby's accusers Beckys? I really want to try this on PC SJW POC types, but I hardly ever see any since moving out to the sticks.
  37. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    I was scolded by a black fellow on a Metro platform in a business suit just for bringing something edible or potable out of my bag. This was around 2002.

    Our own transit system allows for covered drinks.

    How long has this "Beckytrope" been around? Rebecca has fallen out of the top 200 names, and Becky by itself left the top 1000 in 1993. I imagine they'll drop quite a bit next year.

    Three times as many Beckys were born in 1960 as Rebeccas in 2018. Ten times as many Rebeccas.

    By the way, that's the name Pocahontas was buried with.

    Yes, the DC Metro is known for being very strict about even having covered drinks and food on the trains. In NYC and many other major subway systems, you’re allowed to eat on the trains.

    Part of the reason many people on the DC Metro get angry when people break the rule and eat on the train is because they themselves want to be able to have a coffee and croissant or something when they’re say in a rush to work, but they’re not allowed to. So they get extra annoyed when someone breaks the rule.

    • Replies: @Hail
    Most productive, law-abiding people want (most) rules of this kind enforced due to a (subconscious? conscious?) understanding of the whole "broken windows" thing.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    The Long Island Rail Road passengers could buy mixed drinks, albeit in paper cups, before boarding their train in Manhattan about 20 years ago. I hope that's still true.
  38. constant policing of their bodies

    Wut. Is this TNCism a thing everywhere now?

  39. @Hail
    The long-running blogger / Twitter activist @UnsuckDCMetro, a minor celebrity in his own right, has (characteristically) championed this cause.

    A review of his timeline, and replies to his tweets on the matter, reveals that he has, since this incident hit the news, been fighting a lonely fight against dozens to hundreds of tut-tut'ing virtue-signalers (a cursory glance will reveal many of his recent tweets contain ironic uses of the word "woke").

    He hasn't backed down, but is probably disillusioned that so few of his followers are willing to criticize the Black employee for breaking the food rule, as suggested by replies and "like ratios" strongly favorable to the employee and often hostile to her critics.

    Who cares if the employee was Black or Green-with-pink-polka-dots. No eating on the train means just that.

    • Replies: @Hail
    That's what most of the employee's critics are saying.

    Those pushing back are split between those saying, Give her a break, she must have had a hard day (weak logic, at best), and those (effectively) saying, Give her a break, she is a young Black woman. The latter is usually done via expressions of concern that the critics are motivated by anti-Black bias. The two categories of defender can/do overlap.

    So the race insertion has been (prepare yourself for the shock of the century), ~100% the handiwork of the rule-violating employee's defenders, ~0% that of the employee's critics.

  40. Some women, particularly upper middle class white (or white-washed in this case) women, go through life with this hall monitor attitude thinking it’s their job to police everyone around them. The racial angle is of course SJW nonsense, but she got what she deserved. This woman is probably working long hours for a low salary and was trying to get her lunch in. I eat at my desk every day at work, it’s not a big deal.

    More importantly, if Beckys had minded their own business more and hadn’t made it an institution to show how woke you are by destroying others then we wouldn’t have Becky-bashing SJW culture in the first place. Something something karma.

    • Disagree: Hail
    • Replies: @Anonymous

    This woman is probably working long hours for a low salary and was trying to get her lunch in. I eat at my desk every day at work, it’s not a big deal.
     
    You seriously believe this?? Lol, you have no idea what public employees make, do you? The average Metro employee salary is $96,489 per year. So with OT (e.g., standing around during Caps playoffs) you will see train operators pulling down in pay well into the six figures.

    https://www.paysa.com/salaries/wmata

    , @Days of Broken Arrows
    I agree with this. These women are the grown-up version of those annoying "tattletales" from elementary school. White men clearly don't have enough clout anymore to put them in their place anymore, so I guess minority women have to do it.

    And while this incident might not have warranted the blowback, I'm sure most of us have experienced incidents that did. That's what this incident is really all about. It's the collective unconscious groaning over another self-appointed Church Lady. I'm surprised she didn't have an "I'd like to talk to the manager haircut," but she's probably not old enough for that yet.
    , @Don't Look at Me
    I think where "Becky" did go wrong was to post this on twitter and not send it directly to the Metro authorities. It was wrong for this employee to eat on the train, but the whole world didn't need to know about this violation.
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Wrong.
    , @ATBOTL
    I agree, I hate that people on the alt right are defending these busy bodies. These are the same kind of white women that sometimes would yell at kids for no good reason or go to authorities to try to get kids in trouble just for playing when I was growing up. I'm sure all us of who were ever normal white boys can remember these types being annoying when we were young.

    This "issue" all started with that woman in Oakland who was objectively in the wrong. I heard alt-right personalities talking about that case just assuming she was right about the permit issue.

    We have to be on guard against mindlessly defending every white person who clashes with blacks. Sometimes the white person is the one being a dick.
  41. “constant policing of their bodies ”

    Black bodies need to eat, y’all. On the job. Because.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    " ... policing of their bodies."

    These people write their own scripts.
  42. From the America’s Newspaper of Record (Derb):

    Bullying in NYC schools hit unprecedented levels last year

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/09/bullying-in-nyc-schools-hit-unprecedented-levels-last-year/

    It begins,

    As city schools have gone soft on discipline, students are tormenting each other more than ever […]

    Why did the city schools have gone soft on discipline? Don’t look for the answer in the story.

    Incidentally, the article is illustrated by a photo of two white boys beating up a brown skinned boy. Because, as everyone knows, that’s what bullying in the NYC schools looks like.

  43. Becky Tynes’ next novel: Appropriate Actions, about a beautiful, large-breasted Jordanian-American dropped by her misogynistic, huwhite male supreemist publisher, Cartoon Frog, Ltd., for daring to tweet out about white transit employees serially raping black bodies.

  44. This is kinda like how police cars get to drive the freeway at 85 mph even when they’re not chasing anybody.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    So it would be unwise to tweet about speeding off-duty cops from a verified account?
  45. @Hail
    https://twitter.com/unsuckdcmetro/status/1126845551406981120

    https://twitter.com/jamespizzurro/status/1126919335027593216

    Creates a perception of inequity. Why? Does he mean in black brains? But of course it doesn’t take much for them to perceive such things. And what is this inequity idea, and why do I care about it?

    Didn’t he just say the vast majority of “front line” employees are black? Wouldn’t that mean there is a higher chance of catching a black employee doing something wrong, whether or not their blackness predisposes them to such violations? Or whether it is being reported because of her race, or not?

  46. @Henry's Cat
    Could have been worse:

    Rail passengers had "pornography" played to them over the public address system as they travelled on a London train.

    Passenger Paul Brunton tweeted footage as the sighs like those in an adult film were broadcast on a Wandsworth-to-Clapham train on Friday morning.

    It is not known how the sounds came to be played over the public announcement system and who was involved.

    South Western Railway (SWR) apologised and said it was investigating.

    Mr Brunton's tweet, which has now been shared over 60,000 times, reads: "Driver casually watching porn whilst leaving the tannoy system on…"
     
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48235082

    Somebody called it “Thomas the Wank Engine”.

  47. Anonymous[200] • Disclaimer says:

    I think there is also a lot of not-so-hidden Black resentment against new immigrants. If the new immigrant looks fairly White, that makes it easier to bash them.

  48. @Barnard
    Why is there a rule that passengers are not allowed to eat on the DC Metro? Do they think people are going to litter the cars with garbage? Doesn't that happen anyway? The whole thing is stupid. Why make the post to Twitter in the first place, does Tynes think Metro employees are going to follow the rules? Then she gets her novel canceled in a severe overreaction from a book firm she was working with. The only lesson I take away is a further solidification of my belief that Twitter should be shut down for the public good. Our society clearly cannot use it in a way that isn't destructive.

    Is it possible you’re not familiar with the difference between regular garbage and refuse containing foodstuffs? Or the fact that food smells? Are you familiar with the concept known as vermin, which feeds on things we discard?

    “Why make the post to Twitter”

    A question that could be asked of any tweet ever, probably.

  49. @anon
    "Lets just face the facts……..rules are for white people and white people only."

    Why not have separate countries where different people can have different rules? At what point exactly do people have enough and decide that it's time for a change?

    “Why not have separate countries where different people can have different rules?”

    Why not indeed. Frankly I think a large part of the “why not?” is that some of us would have a considerably lower quality of life without others os us.

    “At what point exactly do people have enough and decide that it’s time for a change?”

    I can’t speak for others but for me, it was about a dozen years ago.

  50. @J.Ross
    Parents sue school for $1M for trying to turn their son trans because he had gas and one bathroom was closer.

    >2nd grader at Nellie Muir Elementary School wants to use the staff bathroom [ie, not the boy's room].

    >Teacher assumes it's because he's transgender.

    >Really he has a "digestion-related medical condition."

    >Teacher keeps boy inside during recess multiple times, showing him videos promoting transgenderism and giving him books like I am Jazz.

    >Parents don't know until teacher tells him to bring home the books and tell them.

    >Parents sue school for 1 million

    >He began avoiding feminine toys and games for fear of turning into a girl and became more depressed, aggressive and isolated, according the lawsuit, which added that he had started counseling.

    >“He has also become afraid of attending his current school, seeing [the teacher] and using the boys’ bathroom,” Diaz said

    >According to the parents, the school was dismissive of their concerns, saying: “If this happened in Portland, it would not be a big deal.”

    https://pluralist.com/teacher-decides-2nd-grader-is-trans-because-he-uses-staff-bathroom/

    I Am Jazz? Have the parents been informed what the slang term “jazz” originally referred to? (Hint: it’s a sound-alike.)

  51. @Brian Reilly
    What a weird world we are living in. Noting and reporting an employee violating a policy, to a public utility KNOWN for horrible management, service, and employees, brings personal devastation to the noticer, not the rule-breaking employee. We won't see any more of that sort of reporting, will we?

    So how will we deal with employees who behave in this manner? Grin and bear it? Drop the pretense of having rules that employees are not really required to obey? That will save some real money in HR. Is it only black women who get this privilege of choosing which policies to publicly violate? Seems like all employees, regardless of race, color, tint, hue, or whatever should enjoy it. Kind of libertarian, in an anarchic way.

    This will surely lead to a new and lasting commitment to provide better service by every single employee at WMATA. Ha Ha!

    So how will we deal with employees who behave in this manner?

    What employees? Behaving in what manner? I don’t know what you’re talking about.

  52. What’s the big deal??? Was the employee drinking or doing drugs? No, just eating between shifts.

    Natasha Tynes is a snitch. And I think we all know what snitches get. She should be happy it’s just bad tweets at this point.

  53. @Brian Reilly
    What a weird world we are living in. Noting and reporting an employee violating a policy, to a public utility KNOWN for horrible management, service, and employees, brings personal devastation to the noticer, not the rule-breaking employee. We won't see any more of that sort of reporting, will we?

    So how will we deal with employees who behave in this manner? Grin and bear it? Drop the pretense of having rules that employees are not really required to obey? That will save some real money in HR. Is it only black women who get this privilege of choosing which policies to publicly violate? Seems like all employees, regardless of race, color, tint, hue, or whatever should enjoy it. Kind of libertarian, in an anarchic way.

    This will surely lead to a new and lasting commitment to provide better service by every single employee at WMATA. Ha Ha!

    “Is it only black women who get this privilege of choosing which policies to publicly violate?”

    Bingo. We now live in an intersectional world, according to albino witch and Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand. And black women rule the roost, which may not be good for the country. By the way, I know three Brians. Are you one of them? If you’re the dead Brian don’t bother answering.

  54. CCZ says:

    As always, The Root gets to the essence of the issue, white people perpetually hostile to the sanctity of deified black bodies.

    “Natasha the Snitch: Black Twitter Savages DC Metro Tattletale”

    Early Friday morning, a brave citizen named Natasha Tynes boarded the Washington, D.C., Metro with her pockets and soul apparently overflowing with an abundance of fucks that she intended on disbursing throughout the day. Upon boarding, our brave Natasha spotted a black woman dressed in a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority uniform, sitting alone, eating, which is obviously against the rules.

    Now, you or I might have seen this scofflaw and presumed something stupid, like: “Well, maybe this black lady dressed in her work clothes is hungry.” But Natasha is better than us. Plus, we must remember that she bore the burden of being heavy-laden with supplemental fucks that she wanted to—no, had to—donate to the masses. So at that moment—in a situation when no one would have done so— Natasha decided to give a fuck.

    Natasha warned the black woman who was blatantly committing the terrorist act of chewing and swallowing, that her actions were “unacceptable.” But when the woman rightfully told Natasha to kick rocks and mind her own business (allegedly “worry about yourself,) Natasha pulled out her phone, took a picture of the woman, and ran to Twitter.

    https://www.theroot.com/natasha-the-snitch-black-twitter-savages-dc-metro-tatt-1834682147

    • Replies: @guest
    Does one require many effs for the giving to produce a tweet? Some people tweet 100 times an hour. It's not difficult.
    , @Redneck farmer
    The Root: Why black areas aren't as nice as white ones.
  55. @Buffalo Joe
    They haven't published the name of the Metro employee or interviewed her yet, but I see a book deal for her in the future followed by a MaArthur genius Award.

    Another book deal for someone who has never read a book. Doesn’t seem fair.

  56. @guest
    "constant policing of their bodies "

    Black bodies need to eat, y'all. On the job. Because.

    ” … policing of their bodies.”

    These people write their own scripts.

    • Replies: @El Dato

    These people write their own scripts.
     
    Well, OpenAI has published the "term paper generator" or whatever it is.

    You paste in some text and the machine tries to guess the next few sentences.

    From: Clarifai job cuts, Lyft and Waymo love-in and OpenAI's scary GPT-2 goes live – well, sort of: Bits and bobs from the week's AI news

    Now you can try GPT-2, too: Remember OpenAI’s GPT-2 word-spewing language model that was said to be too dangerous to publish? Well, an engineer has made a version of it available for folks to use, nice and easy, via the web.

    Adam King, a machine-learning engineer based in Canada, provided the tech so that anyone can experiment with it in their web browser. It uses the smaller version of the GPT-2, mind you, which was released last week by OpenAI. This one has 345 million parameters, so it’s not as powerful as the one with 1.5 billion parameters that’s still under wraps for safety reasons.

    You can have a go on it right here: https://talktotransformer.com/

    It's proved quite popular since its launch this week. King said the model has been cranking out the equivalent huge reams of text for curious netizens...
     
    Input:

    Social media accounts defending the Metro employee garnered thousands of retweets in a matter of hours, some pointing out Tynes’ subject matter of writing about minority-related issues.

    A statement from book industry firm Rare Bird elicited no kindness for Ms. Tynes, calling the episode, “truly horrible.”

    “Black women face a constant barrage of this kind of inappropriate behavior directed toward them and a constant policing of their bodies,” the statement read.

     

    Output:

    “Black folks are told to dress as an oppressed culture,” it continued.

    (Source: Twitter)

    (Source: Twitter)

    It was an especially telling response from a black woman's most vocal supporters, especially considering the controversy that sparked the incident.

    �I felt betrayed�, wrote blogger Dori Whitehead on Twitter. �Black women are supposed to be ashamed of these types of actions.�

    Cheri Johnson

    Activist & CEO of

     

    Still needs some work.
  57. @Anonymous
    "Metro derailed by culture of complacence, incompetence, lack of diversity"

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/26/metro-derailed-by-culture-of-complacence-incompete/

    Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region’s largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits.

    The homogeneity, interviews with dozens of current and former Metro workers indicated, is a proxy to a clubby culture of favoritism in which merit has little to do with promotions, and accountability, such as noting safety violations, is a career death knell. In typical examples, court and Metro records show, a black man who spent eight years in prison for dealing PCP was promoted to a high-level management position soon after his release, and whites in the same positions as blacks with far less seniority are inexplicably paid less.

    With Metro’s budget chronically strained and reports of mismanagement coming more regularly than trains, interviews and internal records depict a likely root: an environment in which hardworking employees are actively excluded and those who rise are those willing to do the bare minimum — never causing a stir by flagging rampant safety violations, reporting malfeasance or proposing improvements.

    “When the accident happened in 2009, I called a supervisor and said, ‘Is this the one we all dreaded?’ The way workers do their jobs, we all knew it was a matter of time. … The inept get promoted, and the capable get buried. Smart people were put in the corner, ostracized and given nothing to do,” said Christine Townsend, who sued Metro for discrimination and won.

    It is a culture in which a white male engineer near completion of a Ph.D. was passed over for a management position in favor of a black man who was barely literate, multiple staffers said...

    Metro’s affirmative-action plan notes that the 1.4 percent of its bus and train operators who are Hispanic and the 25 percent who are female of any race are “less than reasonably expected.” It does not make note of the 1.5 percent who are white.

    Even in entry-level occupations typically dominated by Hispanics, there are virtually none at Metro. Only one laborer out of 67 is Hispanic; of 540 landscapers, carpenters and cleaners, only 22 are Hispanic. In the national capital region, Hispanics make up 13 percent of adults and blacks comprise 25 percent; white women constitute 29 percent.

    “The odds of such a disparity occurring by chance are statistically infinitesimal,” Ronald A. Schmidt, a lawyer representing 12 white women exploring a class-action lawsuit, wrote in a 2003 letter. “There appears to be an entrenched network of African-American employees at WMATA that is able to steer jobs, promotion, training and other career enhancing benefit to persons of their own racial or ethnic group.”
     

    Thanks!

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    DC is a nuthouse, racially.

    Remember 30 some years ago when c olored boy beltway insider Carl Rowan shot a white kid in his affluent DC neighborhood for being in Rowan's yard, "pool-hopping" which I guess kids did in the neighborhood. Luckily Rowan just winged him in the wrist.

    DC especially then had really strict gun laws, and Rowan himself had written many anti-gun columns. Yet he shot a white kid for really no reason at all in DC and got off for it.

    The gun was his son's weapon-the son was an FBI agent who gave a duty weapon to Rowan. He never got in trouble for anything either, although that's a Yuuuuge breach of the rules.

    Near the end of Rowan's life he wrote his last book "The Coming Race War" very enlightening on how groids--even a Beltway insider rich mascot groid like Rowan--really think.
  58. Tynes is lucky that’s all she saw. A few years ago on SF sportstalk, hosted by a guy who drove a Bentley, the subject was, “do you ride public transportation?” A black guy from Oakland called in to say that on BART’s first day in 1971, he and his girlfriend did it on the train.

  59. If you have a problem with employee conduct have a word with the employee. If you don’t like her response then too bad. You don’t have to tweet it out and try to get her fired like a tattle tale punk.
    Its karma that twitter instead went after her and got her fired. It’s sad to see anyone get fired. It’s sad to see this power dynamic, a scramble for the lowest spot on the totem pole followed by the virtual lynch mob destroying the loser.
    I wonder if this woman is a Muslim. Maybe she is fasting for Ramadan. The sight and smell of the take out tacos probably triggered anger and jealousy responses.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    In the likely true but irrelevant case that Tynes wanted the mean-girl rush from tattling and/or to be seen Twitter-punching a not-quite-Nazi, she could have tweeted it from a sock-puppet account (N.B. something Twitter frowns on) in order to get the pic out, and then retweeted it from her named account with some b.s. remark like "Though I don't condone you blue-collar-shaming this hungry woman, regrettably I must confess I have betides witnessed such troubling derelictions on our proud, proud Metro otherwise a shining beacon of our POC community." That way she would've scratched both itches -- cuz confronting the employee without being her best friend or blood relative, i.e. someone she'd maybe listen to, is a joke strategy.

    Tynes is just a noob...

  60. Hail says: • Website
    @Curmudgeon
    Who cares if the employee was Black or Green-with-pink-polka-dots. No eating on the train means just that.

    That’s what most of the employee’s critics are saying.

    Those pushing back are split between those saying, Give her a break, she must have had a hard day (weak logic, at best), and those (effectively) saying, Give her a break, she is a young Black woman. The latter is usually done via expressions of concern that the critics are motivated by anti-Black bias. The two categories of defender can/do overlap.

    So the race insertion has been (prepare yourself for the shock of the century), ~100% the handiwork of the rule-violating employee’s defenders, ~0% that of the employee’s critics.

  61. Do you think that Negress wants to eat her evening meal on a motherf**king METRO car instead of at home ? She probably has Poor Time Management Syndrome (PTMS) , which is recognized in the DSM-5 as a legitimate diagnosis . This syndrome mostly affects POC , the Irish and people of a Mediterranean origin , except the Jews who set all the clocks in their offices back so that they are always on time . Psychiatry having ruled out the most obvious , cheapest and quickest cure : the lash , has opted for various combinations of pharmaceutical solutions which while received enthusiastically by the target population of sufferers has not only been shown to produce no improvement in the condition but aggravates it instead , researchers are puzzled . Further studies might tell us more if the funding were available but the budget focused congress has yet to fund the studies so desperately needed to lift these victims out of the pit of PTMS and FFG as well .
    But seriously folks who ever took that picture should be should be glad it was just some harried Negress with a plastic fork and a healthy appetite instead of a feral ute with a gun or a knife or work shoes and a Moochelle on his shoulder .

  62. Anonymous[388] • Disclaimer says:
    @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    Some women, particularly upper middle class white (or white-washed in this case) women, go through life with this hall monitor attitude thinking it's their job to police everyone around them. The racial angle is of course SJW nonsense, but she got what she deserved. This woman is probably working long hours for a low salary and was trying to get her lunch in. I eat at my desk every day at work, it's not a big deal.

    More importantly, if Beckys had minded their own business more and hadn't made it an institution to show how woke you are by destroying others then we wouldn't have Becky-bashing SJW culture in the first place. Something something karma.

    This woman is probably working long hours for a low salary and was trying to get her lunch in. I eat at my desk every day at work, it’s not a big deal.

    You seriously believe this?? Lol, you have no idea what public employees make, do you? The average Metro employee salary is $96,489 per year. So with OT (e.g., standing around during Caps playoffs) you will see train operators pulling down in pay well into the six figures.

    https://www.paysa.com/salaries/wmata

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Lol, you have no idea what public employees make, do you?

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis has it that compensation per employee in the public sector is about 30% higher than in the private sector. I think the difference is in the retirement benefits.
  63. Stay in your own lane, Natasha.

  64. @Anonymous
    Yes, the DC Metro is known for being very strict about even having covered drinks and food on the trains. In NYC and many other major subway systems, you're allowed to eat on the trains.

    Part of the reason many people on the DC Metro get angry when people break the rule and eat on the train is because they themselves want to be able to have a coffee and croissant or something when they're say in a rush to work, but they're not allowed to. So they get extra annoyed when someone breaks the rule.

    Most productive, law-abiding people want (most) rules of this kind enforced due to a (subconscious? conscious?) understanding of the whole “broken windows” thing.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Yeah, unspoken in this is that one rushed meal in the wrong place could be forgiven, but there are a million complaints that are ignored or not allowed to be aired, represented by this one final straw. If DC Metro employees are anything like Detroit Department of Transportation employees, this isn't really about food.
  65. @CCZ
    As always, The Root gets to the essence of the issue, white people perpetually hostile to the sanctity of deified black bodies.

    "Natasha the Snitch: Black Twitter Savages DC Metro Tattletale"

    Early Friday morning, a brave citizen named Natasha Tynes boarded the Washington, D.C., Metro with her pockets and soul apparently overflowing with an abundance of fucks that she intended on disbursing throughout the day. Upon boarding, our brave Natasha spotted a black woman dressed in a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority uniform, sitting alone, eating, which is obviously against the rules.

    Now, you or I might have seen this scofflaw and presumed something stupid, like: “Well, maybe this black lady dressed in her work clothes is hungry.” But Natasha is better than us. Plus, we must remember that she bore the burden of being heavy-laden with supplemental fucks that she wanted to—no, had to—donate to the masses. So at that moment—in a situation when no one would have done so— Natasha decided to give a fuck.

    Natasha warned the black woman who was blatantly committing the terrorist act of chewing and swallowing, that her actions were “unacceptable.” But when the woman rightfully told Natasha to kick rocks and mind her own business (allegedly “worry about yourself,) Natasha pulled out her phone, took a picture of the woman, and ran to Twitter.
     
    https://www.theroot.com/natasha-the-snitch-black-twitter-savages-dc-metro-tatt-1834682147

    Does one require many effs for the giving to produce a tweet? Some people tweet 100 times an hour. It’s not difficult.

  66. @Reg Cæsar
    I was scolded by a black fellow on a Metro platform in a business suit just for bringing something edible or potable out of my bag. This was around 2002.

    Our own transit system allows for covered drinks.

    How long has this "Beckytrope" been around? Rebecca has fallen out of the top 200 names, and Becky by itself left the top 1000 in 1993. I imagine they'll drop quite a bit next year.

    Three times as many Beckys were born in 1960 as Rebeccas in 2018. Ten times as many Rebeccas.

    By the way, that's the name Pocahontas was buried with.

    The Becky trope comes from the “I like big butts and cannot lie,” video.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    I don't know if it is significant that the ur-Becky wasn't blonde.


    https://i.imgur.com/IsyM5lk.jpg
  67. Natasha Tynes loses intersectional points not just because of her name, and because she is Arab-American, which is a several rungs below being an American descendant of a slave.

    In Washington DC, in particular, she loses a lot of points for being an employee of the World Bank group of organizations.

    Everyone in DC, but especially Federal Government workers, hates them for their special job privileges, including tax-free salaries (the organization grosses them up for US taxes due if they are US citizens, while non-US persons don’t have to pay at all), their fat defined-benefit pension scheme and near total job security.

    As an aside, while Natasha Tynes looks distinctly like she’s from the Indian subcontinent in that image accompanying Mr. Sailer’s post, in other pictures on the internet she looks like she might be of mixed parentage, with one Caucasian parent.

    • Replies: @Hail
    Looks there like a peripheral-Soviet-something.
    , @Escher
    A lot of Ay-rabs could pass off as subcontinental Indians.
  68. @Random Smartaleck

    People sympathetic towards the Metro employee accused Ms. Tynes of unfairly singling out a black woman, as multitudes of people have disobeyed the prohibition of eating on the Metro system. …
     
    She was "singled out" because she's an employee, not because she's black.

    Clown World.

    As Steve points out in another post, roughly 100% of Metro employees are Black. So any complaint about any Metro employee is, by definition, “singling out” a Black person.

    Or, rather, a “black body.” Again with super-creepy “black body” talk by the NYT:

    Black women face a constant barrage of this kind of inappropriate behavior directed toward them and a constant policing of their bodies,”

    At least it’s only their black bodies that are being oppressed and not the actual people themselves.

    • Replies: @MarcB.

    Again with super-creepy “black body” talk
     
    It's a weird fixation that they somehow assume we share with them. Same goes for the hair.
  69. @Hail
    Most productive, law-abiding people want (most) rules of this kind enforced due to a (subconscious? conscious?) understanding of the whole "broken windows" thing.

    Yeah, unspoken in this is that one rushed meal in the wrong place could be forgiven, but there are a million complaints that are ignored or not allowed to be aired, represented by this one final straw. If DC Metro employees are anything like Detroit Department of Transportation employees, this isn’t really about food.

  70. @Anonymous
    Yes, the DC Metro is known for being very strict about even having covered drinks and food on the trains. In NYC and many other major subway systems, you're allowed to eat on the trains.

    Part of the reason many people on the DC Metro get angry when people break the rule and eat on the train is because they themselves want to be able to have a coffee and croissant or something when they're say in a rush to work, but they're not allowed to. So they get extra annoyed when someone breaks the rule.

    The Long Island Rail Road passengers could buy mixed drinks, albeit in paper cups, before boarding their train in Manhattan about 20 years ago. I hope that’s still true.

    • Replies: @Anon

    The Long Island Rail Road passengers could buy mixed drinks
     
    Speaking of Long Island Rail Road see story below. Looking at these salaries I’ll never forgive my parents for pushing me into going to college and debt rather than into public employment and a six-figure pension at 50.

    LIRR worker made over $340K in overtime in 2018

    ...a surfacing foreman who hauled in nearly $400,000, a chief measurement operator who earned $461,000...

    https://longisland.news12.com/story/40363665/watchdog-lirr-worker-made-over-dollar340k-in-overtime-in-2018
     

    , @Anonymous
    The Metro North commuter train which shuttled workers between NYC and the NY and Connecticut suburbs had bar cars until a few years ago.
  71. @PiltdownMan
    Natasha Tynes loses intersectional points not just because of her name, and because she is Arab-American, which is a several rungs below being an American descendant of a slave.

    In Washington DC, in particular, she loses a lot of points for being an employee of the World Bank group of organizations.

    Everyone in DC, but especially Federal Government workers, hates them for their special job privileges, including tax-free salaries (the organization grosses them up for US taxes due if they are US citizens, while non-US persons don't have to pay at all), their fat defined-benefit pension scheme and near total job security.

    As an aside, while Natasha Tynes looks distinctly like she's from the Indian subcontinent in that image accompanying Mr. Sailer's post, in other pictures on the internet she looks like she might be of mixed parentage, with one Caucasian parent.

    https://i.imgur.com/a7GKrnm.jpg

    Looks there like a peripheral-Soviet-something.

  72. @Hail
    https://twitter.com/unsuckdcmetro/status/1126845551406981120

    https://twitter.com/jamespizzurro/status/1126919335027593216

    The most offensive aspect of the photo is that the woman is eating a mushroom omelette with a packet of French’s yellow mustard.

    Is that a “Black Thing,” like carrying hot sauce in your purse?

  73. @interesting
    "How long has this “Beckytrope” been around?"

    about 2 years now and it's always the same, a POC (yes, I had to use that meme) is breaking the rules and a white lady says that's against the rules, to which they basically say fuck off (like the Starbucks shakedown) and many times the "Becky" calls police.

    But as we are now learning, rules are only for certain people because "some animals have more rights than others".

    Has anyone called Bill Cosby’s accusers Beckys? I really want to try this on PC SJW POC types, but I hardly ever see any since moving out to the sticks.

  74. https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2019/05/11/dc-pundit-shamed-metro-worker-eating-train-now-her-book-deal-is-jeopardy/

    A D.C. author shamed a Metro worker for eating on the train. Now her book deal is in jeopardy.

    Barry Hobson, the chief of staff for the Metro workers union — Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 — said in a statement the Metro employee was taking her meal break while in transit from one assignment to another. The statement notes operators have “an average of 20 minutes to consume a meal and get to their next access point to ensure all buses and trains are on time, safe, and ready to serve the riding public.”

    Though the union acknowledged it is against Metro rules to eat on a train or in a station, Hobson’s statement also referenced an email from Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik sent May 8, ordering officers to “cease and desist from issuing criminal citations in the District of Columbia for fare evasion; eating; drinking; spitting, and playing musical instruments without headphones until further advised.”

    “Understanding this email, our operator clearly was doing no wrong,” the union statement said.

    I really hope the cease-and-desist word gets around and the worst criminal, fare jumping, menacing riders ramp up their antisocial transit presence. 🙂

    • Replies: @Hail

    our operator clearly was doing no wrong,” the union statement said.
     
    D-i-n-d-u nuthin'!

    cease and desist from issuing criminal citations in the District of Columbia for fare evasion; eating; drinking; spitting, and playing musical instruments
     
    Spread the word, boys; no need to pay fares.
    , @anon
    Someone should print out Hobson's statement, or better the e-mail from Pavlik (if they can get it), highlighting the part you bolded, and paste it up all over DC trains and stations.
    , @CCZ
    "D.C. Council approves decriminalizing fare evasion in the Metro system."

    On a 10–2 vote, District lawmakers passed a bill that makes the maximum penalty for failure to pay Metro fares in D.C. a civil citation with a $50 fine. The bill also re-categorizes as civil infractions other activities treated as crimes in the Metro system today, like playing a radio, smoking, eating and drinking, and riding on roller skates.

    Civil rights and racial justice groups hailed the Council’s move as a step toward reducing inequities between the black community and other groups. The D.C. chapter of the ACLU described the vote as “a significant victory for criminal justice reform.”

    Metro estimates that it loses at least $25 million a year in revenue because of fare evasion.

    During lawmakers’ debate over the proposal, At-Large Councilmember Robert White, who supported the decriminalization effort, said in reply to such concerns: “I’m sad that Metro’s losing money, but I’m more sad about what’s happening to black people.”

    https://dc.curbed.com/2018/12/5/18127776/dc-metro-fare-evasion-decriminalization-wmata-transit
  75. A foreign national employee of the World Bank working in DC to scam US tax dollars gets her fanny tanned over Beckying the local fauna ? Why is it that no matter how hard I rummage around the bottom of my fuck bag, I can’t seem to find one for her?

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    My neighbor worked for the World Bank and retired at 55. Even she thought the compensation there was insane. Most of the World Bank is paid for by the USA.
  76. By the end of the day, Ms. Tynes’ book distribution company, Rare Bird Books, would sever all ties with her upcoming novel, and strongly urge her publisher to do the same.

    You may not be interested in the gleichschaltung, but the gleichschaltung is interested in you.

  77. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2019/05/11/dc-pundit-shamed-metro-worker-eating-train-now-her-book-deal-is-jeopardy/

    A D.C. author shamed a Metro worker for eating on the train. Now her book deal is in jeopardy.
     

    Barry Hobson, the chief of staff for the Metro workers union — Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 — said in a statement the Metro employee was taking her meal break while in transit from one assignment to another. The statement notes operators have "an average of 20 minutes to consume a meal and get to their next access point to ensure all buses and trains are on time, safe, and ready to serve the riding public.”

    Though the union acknowledged it is against Metro rules to eat on a train or in a station, Hobson’s statement also referenced an email from Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik sent May 8, ordering officers to “cease and desist from issuing criminal citations in the District of Columbia for fare evasion; eating; drinking; spitting, and playing musical instruments without headphones until further advised.”

    “Understanding this email, our operator clearly was doing no wrong," the union statement said.
     
    I really hope the cease-and-desist word gets around and the worst criminal, fare jumping, menacing riders ramp up their antisocial transit presence. :)

    our operator clearly was doing no wrong,” the union statement said.

    D-i-n-d-u nuthin’!

    cease and desist from issuing criminal citations in the District of Columbia for fare evasion; eating; drinking; spitting, and playing musical instruments

    Spread the word, boys; no need to pay fares.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    Maybe whites should just follow the new non-rules too. Heighten the contradictions...
  78. @Anonymous

    This woman is probably working long hours for a low salary and was trying to get her lunch in. I eat at my desk every day at work, it’s not a big deal.
     
    You seriously believe this?? Lol, you have no idea what public employees make, do you? The average Metro employee salary is $96,489 per year. So with OT (e.g., standing around during Caps playoffs) you will see train operators pulling down in pay well into the six figures.

    https://www.paysa.com/salaries/wmata

    Lol, you have no idea what public employees make, do you?

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis has it that compensation per employee in the public sector is about 30% higher than in the private sector. I think the difference is in the retirement benefits.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis has it that compensation per employee in the public sector is about 30% higher than in the private sector. I think the difference is in the retirement benefits.
     
    Also there's the factor that public employees don't actually have to work.
  79. CCZ says:
    @Barnard
    Why is there a rule that passengers are not allowed to eat on the DC Metro? Do they think people are going to litter the cars with garbage? Doesn't that happen anyway? The whole thing is stupid. Why make the post to Twitter in the first place, does Tynes think Metro employees are going to follow the rules? Then she gets her novel canceled in a severe overreaction from a book firm she was working with. The only lesson I take away is a further solidification of my belief that Twitter should be shut down for the public good. Our society clearly cannot use it in a way that isn't destructive.

    From the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro): “The Metro has a strict ban on consumption of food or drink in the paid area of train stations, on trains or buses, or on elevators or escalators used to enter or exit stations, in order to reduce attractiveness to insects and vermin. Fines of $100 can be imposed, except the Authority has lifted the ban with respect to consumption of water during heat emergencies.”

    “Prohibitions on eating, drinking, smoking, playing music without headphones, etc. have been in place since Metro opened in 1976 and are criminal statutes in each of the jurisdictions. In other words, these are not Metro rules or policies, they are ordinances,” the statement read. “Metro does not receive any revenue as a result of fines; that goes to the jurisdictions. It is correct that the prohibition on eating reduces rodents, pests, unsanitary conditions and unpleasant smells.”

    The prohibition of food and drink consumption on Metro property is also a fire-safety measure. Coffee cups, plastic bottles, food wrappers all provide a source of fuel for underground fires. See: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/washington-d-c-s-metro-catches-fire-more-than-four-times-a-week/

    But all of this is just a white supremacy rationalization for the persistent attack on black bodies.

  80. @Paul
    So, is eating on the train allowed or not? If not, why was she eating on the train? Or are only blacks allowed to eat on the train? Black privilege? Seem to be some rank hypocrites out there!
  81. Anon[388] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    The Long Island Rail Road passengers could buy mixed drinks, albeit in paper cups, before boarding their train in Manhattan about 20 years ago. I hope that's still true.

    The Long Island Rail Road passengers could buy mixed drinks

    Speaking of Long Island Rail Road see story below. Looking at these salaries I’ll never forgive my parents for pushing me into going to college and debt rather than into public employment and a six-figure pension at 50.

    LIRR worker made over $340K in overtime in 2018

    …a surfacing foreman who hauled in nearly $400,000, a chief measurement operator who earned $461,000…

    https://longisland.news12.com/story/40363665/watchdog-lirr-worker-made-over-dollar340k-in-overtime-in-2018

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan

    Looking at these salaries I’ll never forgive my parents for pushing me into going to college and debt rather than into public employment and a six-figure pension at 50.
     
    New York State troopers get paid decently, especially those who clock significant amounts of overtime. But it's not an easy job to get, nor is it an undemanding and safe desk job. Still, that kind of pay makes for a decent life, if you are in smaller towns in upstate New York, rather than in the Greater New York City Area. It won't pay for college.


    https://www.syracuse.com/news/2011/08/new_york_troopers_earn_second-.html


    A friend got a job as a railroad engineer in mid-life, in Colorado, after enduring serial layoffs from retrenchment. It paid a six-figure salary, too. But the work was exhausting, and so, my friend quit, after a few years.

    , @Anon
    I’ll never forgive my parents for pushing me into going to college and debt rather than into public employment and a six-figure pension at 50.

    Back in 1983, I took the firefighter civil service exam for my Boston suburb, scored very well, and was offered the job. My parents strongly discouraged taking that job and wanted me to finish my computer science degree. Nothing like the LIRR workers, but the high school grads that took the job earned more than me and have been retired for over ten years, since their mid-forties.

  82. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    The Long Island Rail Road passengers could buy mixed drinks, albeit in paper cups, before boarding their train in Manhattan about 20 years ago. I hope that's still true.

    The Metro North commuter train which shuttled workers between NYC and the NY and Connecticut suburbs had bar cars until a few years ago.

  83. Steve says:

    Basically, we’ve liberated everybody except Cishet White Males

    I say: Yeah, that’s what Natasha thought. But there’s a pecking order, isn’t there.

    • Agree: PiltdownMan
  84. @Kylie
    "The only lesson I take away is a further solidification of my belief that Twitter should be shut down for the public good."

    I think you're missing the point. It's not about social media. It's about who is allowed to flout rules and break laws with impunity.

    And who is not.

    “The only lesson I take away is a further solidification of my belief that Twitter should be shut down for the public good.”

    Replace “Twitter” with “The USA”

    • Replies: @Kylie
    I was quoting Barnard in my reply to him.

    I'm inclined to say the USA should be split up, not shut down.
  85. @Anon
    Yeah, did you see the tweet from young white beta from D.C. critical of the Becky for being critical of the “blue collar worker”? Lol, I’m familiar with Metro employee pay and I’d estimate that Metro employee is probably pulling down $170k with stand-around OT. Probably double what he’s making with his Carleton or Williams degree.

    You are right. Metro HQ staff are pretty much all in six figures.

    Many are able to sign their own names, even!

  86. @Art Deco
    Lol, you have no idea what public employees make, do you?

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis has it that compensation per employee in the public sector is about 30% higher than in the private sector. I think the difference is in the retirement benefits.

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis has it that compensation per employee in the public sector is about 30% higher than in the private sector. I think the difference is in the retirement benefits.

    Also there’s the factor that public employees don’t actually have to work.

  87. @Anon

    The Long Island Rail Road passengers could buy mixed drinks
     
    Speaking of Long Island Rail Road see story below. Looking at these salaries I’ll never forgive my parents for pushing me into going to college and debt rather than into public employment and a six-figure pension at 50.

    LIRR worker made over $340K in overtime in 2018

    ...a surfacing foreman who hauled in nearly $400,000, a chief measurement operator who earned $461,000...

    https://longisland.news12.com/story/40363665/watchdog-lirr-worker-made-over-dollar340k-in-overtime-in-2018
     

    Looking at these salaries I’ll never forgive my parents for pushing me into going to college and debt rather than into public employment and a six-figure pension at 50.

    New York State troopers get paid decently, especially those who clock significant amounts of overtime. But it’s not an easy job to get, nor is it an undemanding and safe desk job. Still, that kind of pay makes for a decent life, if you are in smaller towns in upstate New York, rather than in the Greater New York City Area. It won’t pay for college.

    https://www.syracuse.com/news/2011/08/new_york_troopers_earn_second-.html

    A friend got a job as a railroad engineer in mid-life, in Colorado, after enduring serial layoffs from retrenchment. It paid a six-figure salary, too. But the work was exhausting, and so, my friend quit, after a few years.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Railroad is the last good blue collar job, assuming you are on a Class 1 or 2 road. Unless you have a graduate or professional degree or have an especially good skill (toolmaker, etc) it beats most college-required jobs in most ways. Hours can be a little odd and until you get some seniority plan on layoffs or 'chasing seniority" working in some odd and distant spots on the extra board.

    Leaving the ATSF was the dumbest thing I ever did, probably.

    In the late 90s I worked a temp nonunion job in an office full of craft railroaders. I might have had the chance to get on but I didn't pursue it with very much vigor. I got along with most of them well but there was a mulattta clerk who determined to make my life miserable. When I left when the assignment was completed, I snuck in the women's rest room and liberally coated the seat with some super-high-Scoville hot sauce. She was the only female in that building so the chance of harming the innocent was minimal. I heard she had to be taken off the yard howling to the local ER.

    For years, I couldn't pay for a drink if I visited the watering hole across from the hump yard fuel pad if any railroaders were in the building. Nothing was said but they figured I had to be the one and they all thought it was funny as hell.
  88. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2019/05/11/dc-pundit-shamed-metro-worker-eating-train-now-her-book-deal-is-jeopardy/

    A D.C. author shamed a Metro worker for eating on the train. Now her book deal is in jeopardy.
     

    Barry Hobson, the chief of staff for the Metro workers union — Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 — said in a statement the Metro employee was taking her meal break while in transit from one assignment to another. The statement notes operators have "an average of 20 minutes to consume a meal and get to their next access point to ensure all buses and trains are on time, safe, and ready to serve the riding public.”

    Though the union acknowledged it is against Metro rules to eat on a train or in a station, Hobson’s statement also referenced an email from Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik sent May 8, ordering officers to “cease and desist from issuing criminal citations in the District of Columbia for fare evasion; eating; drinking; spitting, and playing musical instruments without headphones until further advised.”

    “Understanding this email, our operator clearly was doing no wrong," the union statement said.
     
    I really hope the cease-and-desist word gets around and the worst criminal, fare jumping, menacing riders ramp up their antisocial transit presence. :)

    Someone should print out Hobson’s statement, or better the e-mail from Pavlik (if they can get it), highlighting the part you bolded, and paste it up all over DC trains and stations.

  89. @CCZ
    As always, The Root gets to the essence of the issue, white people perpetually hostile to the sanctity of deified black bodies.

    "Natasha the Snitch: Black Twitter Savages DC Metro Tattletale"

    Early Friday morning, a brave citizen named Natasha Tynes boarded the Washington, D.C., Metro with her pockets and soul apparently overflowing with an abundance of fucks that she intended on disbursing throughout the day. Upon boarding, our brave Natasha spotted a black woman dressed in a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority uniform, sitting alone, eating, which is obviously against the rules.

    Now, you or I might have seen this scofflaw and presumed something stupid, like: “Well, maybe this black lady dressed in her work clothes is hungry.” But Natasha is better than us. Plus, we must remember that she bore the burden of being heavy-laden with supplemental fucks that she wanted to—no, had to—donate to the masses. So at that moment—in a situation when no one would have done so— Natasha decided to give a fuck.

    Natasha warned the black woman who was blatantly committing the terrorist act of chewing and swallowing, that her actions were “unacceptable.” But when the woman rightfully told Natasha to kick rocks and mind her own business (allegedly “worry about yourself,) Natasha pulled out her phone, took a picture of the woman, and ran to Twitter.
     
    https://www.theroot.com/natasha-the-snitch-black-twitter-savages-dc-metro-tatt-1834682147

    The Root: Why black areas aren’t as nice as white ones.

  90. CCZ says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2019/05/11/dc-pundit-shamed-metro-worker-eating-train-now-her-book-deal-is-jeopardy/

    A D.C. author shamed a Metro worker for eating on the train. Now her book deal is in jeopardy.
     

    Barry Hobson, the chief of staff for the Metro workers union — Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 — said in a statement the Metro employee was taking her meal break while in transit from one assignment to another. The statement notes operators have "an average of 20 minutes to consume a meal and get to their next access point to ensure all buses and trains are on time, safe, and ready to serve the riding public.”

    Though the union acknowledged it is against Metro rules to eat on a train or in a station, Hobson’s statement also referenced an email from Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik sent May 8, ordering officers to “cease and desist from issuing criminal citations in the District of Columbia for fare evasion; eating; drinking; spitting, and playing musical instruments without headphones until further advised.”

    “Understanding this email, our operator clearly was doing no wrong," the union statement said.
     
    I really hope the cease-and-desist word gets around and the worst criminal, fare jumping, menacing riders ramp up their antisocial transit presence. :)

    “D.C. Council approves decriminalizing fare evasion in the Metro system.”

    On a 10–2 vote, District lawmakers passed a bill that makes the maximum penalty for failure to pay Metro fares in D.C. a civil citation with a $50 fine. The bill also re-categorizes as civil infractions other activities treated as crimes in the Metro system today, like playing a radio, smoking, eating and drinking, and riding on roller skates.

    Civil rights and racial justice groups hailed the Council’s move as a step toward reducing inequities between the black community and other groups. The D.C. chapter of the ACLU described the vote as “a significant victory for criminal justice reform.”

    Metro estimates that it loses at least $25 million a year in revenue because of fare evasion.

    During lawmakers’ debate over the proposal, At-Large Councilmember Robert White, who supported the decriminalization effort, said in reply to such concerns: “I’m sad that Metro’s losing money, but I’m more sad about what’s happening to black people.”

    https://dc.curbed.com/2018/12/5/18127776/dc-metro-fare-evasion-decriminalization-wmata-transit

  91. @Kyle
    The Becky trope comes from the “I like big butts and cannot lie,” video.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X53ZSxkQ3Ho

    I don’t know if it is significant that the ur-Becky wasn’t blonde.

  92. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Looking at these salaries I’ll never forgive my parents for pushing me into going to college and debt rather than into public employment and a six-figure pension at 50.
     
    New York State troopers get paid decently, especially those who clock significant amounts of overtime. But it's not an easy job to get, nor is it an undemanding and safe desk job. Still, that kind of pay makes for a decent life, if you are in smaller towns in upstate New York, rather than in the Greater New York City Area. It won't pay for college.


    https://www.syracuse.com/news/2011/08/new_york_troopers_earn_second-.html


    A friend got a job as a railroad engineer in mid-life, in Colorado, after enduring serial layoffs from retrenchment. It paid a six-figure salary, too. But the work was exhausting, and so, my friend quit, after a few years.

    Railroad is the last good blue collar job, assuming you are on a Class 1 or 2 road. Unless you have a graduate or professional degree or have an especially good skill (toolmaker, etc) it beats most college-required jobs in most ways. Hours can be a little odd and until you get some seniority plan on layoffs or ‘chasing seniority” working in some odd and distant spots on the extra board.

    Leaving the ATSF was the dumbest thing I ever did, probably.

    In the late 90s I worked a temp nonunion job in an office full of craft railroaders. I might have had the chance to get on but I didn’t pursue it with very much vigor. I got along with most of them well but there was a mulattta clerk who determined to make my life miserable. When I left when the assignment was completed, I snuck in the women’s rest room and liberally coated the seat with some super-high-Scoville hot sauce. She was the only female in that building so the chance of harming the innocent was minimal. I heard she had to be taken off the yard howling to the local ER.

    For years, I couldn’t pay for a drink if I visited the watering hole across from the hump yard fuel pad if any railroaders were in the building. Nothing was said but they figured I had to be the one and they all thought it was funny as hell.

  93. Unsuck DC Metro
    @unsuckdcmetro

    I’ve heard this is a very good book. [Link to the now-banned book of the reporting passenger]

    mel bias
    @mellb66

    your playing with fire your gonna lose

  94. @Steve Sailer
    Or, black women are on top of the Pyramid of Moral Worth.

    I shouldn’t be, in 2019, but I’m taken aback to see that Wikipedia has an entry for “Strong Black Woman”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strong_black_woman

  95. @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    Some women, particularly upper middle class white (or white-washed in this case) women, go through life with this hall monitor attitude thinking it's their job to police everyone around them. The racial angle is of course SJW nonsense, but she got what she deserved. This woman is probably working long hours for a low salary and was trying to get her lunch in. I eat at my desk every day at work, it's not a big deal.

    More importantly, if Beckys had minded their own business more and hadn't made it an institution to show how woke you are by destroying others then we wouldn't have Becky-bashing SJW culture in the first place. Something something karma.

    I agree with this. These women are the grown-up version of those annoying “tattletales” from elementary school. White men clearly don’t have enough clout anymore to put them in their place anymore, so I guess minority women have to do it.

    And while this incident might not have warranted the blowback, I’m sure most of us have experienced incidents that did. That’s what this incident is really all about. It’s the collective unconscious groaning over another self-appointed Church Lady. I’m surprised she didn’t have an “I’d like to talk to the manager haircut,” but she’s probably not old enough for that yet.

    • Replies: @Hail
    The problem is, it's a small leap between breaking small rules and breaking bigger ones.

    A new manager came into the Metro system two or three years ago, right at its lowest-ebb, its reputation having sunk to something like "terrible," amid increasingly serious talk of potential abandonment of the system as a failure. The new general manager was a White man. Break the Black-dominated system he could not, but he did order some new scrutiny:

    One of the discoveries? A lot of the safety inspectors had been faking safety reports for years. Enough evidence was accumulated to fire six Blacks for these faked safety inspections. (The union, iirc, fought this hard; who knows, maybe those six were later reinstated after promising not to fake too many reports in the future; in Clown World, I'm sure that's possible.)

    The point is, a culture of official laxity, from the top down, where rules don't really matter and don't need to be followed -- because, Hey, Who Cares? They're just rules; don't be a snitch -- is a bad idea for something as important as a mass transit system.

  96. Three decades ago, Oliver North’s secretary Fawn Hall got a ticket for eating on DC subway.

  97. Always glad rustle the woke crowd, but “constantly policing black bodies” is many bridges too far.

    I ride the metro every day. Generally no one eats. You’re not even allowed to drink. The idea is that it shouldn’t become a haven for rats and other vermin as in NYC.

  98. Hail says: • Website
    @Days of Broken Arrows
    I agree with this. These women are the grown-up version of those annoying "tattletales" from elementary school. White men clearly don't have enough clout anymore to put them in their place anymore, so I guess minority women have to do it.

    And while this incident might not have warranted the blowback, I'm sure most of us have experienced incidents that did. That's what this incident is really all about. It's the collective unconscious groaning over another self-appointed Church Lady. I'm surprised she didn't have an "I'd like to talk to the manager haircut," but she's probably not old enough for that yet.

    The problem is, it’s a small leap between breaking small rules and breaking bigger ones.

    A new manager came into the Metro system two or three years ago, right at its lowest-ebb, its reputation having sunk to something like “terrible,” amid increasingly serious talk of potential abandonment of the system as a failure. The new general manager was a White man. Break the Black-dominated system he could not, but he did order some new scrutiny:

    One of the discoveries? A lot of the safety inspectors had been faking safety reports for years. Enough evidence was accumulated to fire six Blacks for these faked safety inspections. (The union, iirc, fought this hard; who knows, maybe those six were later reinstated after promising not to fake too many reports in the future; in Clown World, I’m sure that’s possible.)

    The point is, a culture of official laxity, from the top down, where rules don’t really matter and don’t need to be followed — because, Hey, Who Cares? They’re just rules; don’t be a snitch — is a bad idea for something as important as a mass transit system.

    • Replies: @anon
    My company (grocer) fired a worker once for not paying for a coffee. People complained on the neighborhood blog and he was reinstated.
    The guy was chronically stealing from the company, management knew it, and the cup of coffee was what they were able to catch him on and document. In my experience workers who do stuff like this also show up to work late, do little work when on the clock, and the work they do is done badly and only causes problems for everyone around them.
    This metro worker eating on the train is undoubtedly breaking a dozen other rules and putting in a bad day's work when she shows up.
    I say fire her for eating breakfast, if that is what you can get her on.
    , @Escher
    The "Broken windows" theory of policing is probably appropriate here.
  99. @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    Some women, particularly upper middle class white (or white-washed in this case) women, go through life with this hall monitor attitude thinking it's their job to police everyone around them. The racial angle is of course SJW nonsense, but she got what she deserved. This woman is probably working long hours for a low salary and was trying to get her lunch in. I eat at my desk every day at work, it's not a big deal.

    More importantly, if Beckys had minded their own business more and hadn't made it an institution to show how woke you are by destroying others then we wouldn't have Becky-bashing SJW culture in the first place. Something something karma.

    I think where “Becky” did go wrong was to post this on twitter and not send it directly to the Metro authorities. It was wrong for this employee to eat on the train, but the whole world didn’t need to know about this violation.

    • Agree: Rosie
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    They won't do a blessed thing unless they're publicly embarrassed. Posting on Twitter was appropriate in this case.
    , @Lockean Proviso
    Had a complaint been made to Metro management, the offending eater probably would've gotten the "Employee of the Month" award for "standing up for herself" to the yuppie lady.
    , @Anon
    That reminds me of the 'donglegate' controversy a few years ago, but with the races reversed. The woman in that case had a valid grievance against the guys making off-color jokes in her presence, but if she didn't want to confront them personally, she should have taken the complaint to the conference managers, not posted it on the internet.
  100. @Anonymous
    Did you read the post ?

    Check your intersectionality chart bro.

    A hypocrisy chart is what is needed.

  101. I see that Ms. Tynes has not as much “Pokemon points”. I can’t see that punching Ms. Tynes means “punching down”.
    Ms. Tynes has obviously overestimated her influence, or power.
    Ms. Tynes’ idea that “If I am enforced to follow the rules, I’ll insist that everyone must be enforced to follow the rules” is fundamentally unsound and she ought to replace it with the idea of “live and let live”.
    In fact, there is a good reason why Metro employees ought to be allowed to eat on the train: They spend a big part of their lifetime there.

  102. @Mr McKenna

    “The only lesson I take away is a further solidification of my belief that Twitter should be shut down for the public good.”
     
    Replace "Twitter" with "The USA"

    I was quoting Barnard in my reply to him.

    I’m inclined to say the USA should be split up, not shut down.

    • Replies: @L Woods
    That’s a popular sentiment around here, but cutting a rotten carcas in two still nets you a rotten carcas. Red state America is little better than the vibrant cities in many respects, and in some ways it’s even worse.
  103. @Kylie
    I was quoting Barnard in my reply to him.

    I'm inclined to say the USA should be split up, not shut down.

    That’s a popular sentiment around here, but cutting a rotten carcas in two still nets you a rotten carcas. Red state America is little better than the vibrant cities in many respects, and in some ways it’s even worse.

  104. Anonymous[817] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Black women……constant policing of their bodies…’

    Obvious, obvious utter nonsense. One can readily observe the pandemic morbid obesity of the generality of black American women. Obviously, ‘policing’ of their bodies simply does not exist.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    Policing black women's bodies -- another job Americans just won't do
  105. Anonymous[817] • Disclaimer says:

    The most disgraceful thing to happen on the DC Metro since the time one Kevin Sutherland, a DC Democrat staffer was ritually slaughtered on the floor of a Metro train in a particularly horrific show of vibrant ‘in flight entertainment’.

  106. @SunBakedSuburb
    " ... policing of their bodies."

    These people write their own scripts.

    These people write their own scripts.

    Well, OpenAI has published the “term paper generator” or whatever it is.

    You paste in some text and the machine tries to guess the next few sentences.

    From: Clarifai job cuts, Lyft and Waymo love-in and OpenAI’s scary GPT-2 goes live – well, sort of: Bits and bobs from the week’s AI news

    Now you can try GPT-2, too: Remember OpenAI’s GPT-2 word-spewing language model that was said to be too dangerous to publish? Well, an engineer has made a version of it available for folks to use, nice and easy, via the web.

    Adam King, a machine-learning engineer based in Canada, provided the tech so that anyone can experiment with it in their web browser. It uses the smaller version of the GPT-2, mind you, which was released last week by OpenAI. This one has 345 million parameters, so it’s not as powerful as the one with 1.5 billion parameters that’s still under wraps for safety reasons.

    You can have a go on it right here: https://talktotransformer.com/

    It’s proved quite popular since its launch this week. King said the model has been cranking out the equivalent huge reams of text for curious netizens…

    Input:

    Social media accounts defending the Metro employee garnered thousands of retweets in a matter of hours, some pointing out Tynes’ subject matter of writing about minority-related issues.

    A statement from book industry firm Rare Bird elicited no kindness for Ms. Tynes, calling the episode, “truly horrible.”

    “Black women face a constant barrage of this kind of inappropriate behavior directed toward them and a constant policing of their bodies,” the statement read.

    Output:

    “Black folks are told to dress as an oppressed culture,” it continued.

    (Source: Twitter)

    (Source: Twitter)

    It was an especially telling response from a black woman’s most vocal supporters, especially considering the controversy that sparked the incident.

    �I felt betrayed�, wrote blogger Dori Whitehead on Twitter. �Black women are supposed to be ashamed of these types of actions.�

    Cheri Johnson

    Activist & CEO of

    Still needs some work.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    "Black women are supposed to be ashamed"

    Obviously that's a racist algorithm created by tech bros to perpetuate stereotypes.
  107. In fairness Steve, she is Jordanian and works for the World Bank, she is probably comes from a wealthy background and her father knows a lot of CIA. She probably is an unbearable snob here who wouldn’t have done anything if it wasn’t a black woman.

  108. Her book already has more than 1,500 ratings on Goodreads, most of them one-star and most of them by people who haven’t read the book and are just responding to her tweet. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44074741-they-called-me-wyatt#other_reviews

  109. The food looks pretty stinky in the photo, maybe not as bad as KFC but I would not like to be in the same carriage

  110. @Don't Look at Me
    I think where "Becky" did go wrong was to post this on twitter and not send it directly to the Metro authorities. It was wrong for this employee to eat on the train, but the whole world didn't need to know about this violation.

    They won’t do a blessed thing unless they’re publicly embarrassed. Posting on Twitter was appropriate in this case.

  111. @Don't Look at Me
    I think where "Becky" did go wrong was to post this on twitter and not send it directly to the Metro authorities. It was wrong for this employee to eat on the train, but the whole world didn't need to know about this violation.

    Had a complaint been made to Metro management, the offending eater probably would’ve gotten the “Employee of the Month” award for “standing up for herself” to the yuppie lady.

  112. @International Jew
    This is kinda like how police cars get to drive the freeway at 85 mph even when they're not chasing anybody.

    So it would be unwise to tweet about speeding off-duty cops from a verified account?

    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
    Yes, it would!
  113. @Hail

    our operator clearly was doing no wrong,” the union statement said.
     
    D-i-n-d-u nuthin'!

    cease and desist from issuing criminal citations in the District of Columbia for fare evasion; eating; drinking; spitting, and playing musical instruments
     
    Spread the word, boys; no need to pay fares.

    Maybe whites should just follow the new non-rules too. Heighten the contradictions…

  114. Anon[319] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    The Long Island Rail Road passengers could buy mixed drinks
     
    Speaking of Long Island Rail Road see story below. Looking at these salaries I’ll never forgive my parents for pushing me into going to college and debt rather than into public employment and a six-figure pension at 50.

    LIRR worker made over $340K in overtime in 2018

    ...a surfacing foreman who hauled in nearly $400,000, a chief measurement operator who earned $461,000...

    https://longisland.news12.com/story/40363665/watchdog-lirr-worker-made-over-dollar340k-in-overtime-in-2018
     

    I’ll never forgive my parents for pushing me into going to college and debt rather than into public employment and a six-figure pension at 50.

    Back in 1983, I took the firefighter civil service exam for my Boston suburb, scored very well, and was offered the job. My parents strongly discouraged taking that job and wanted me to finish my computer science degree. Nothing like the LIRR workers, but the high school grads that took the job earned more than me and have been retired for over ten years, since their mid-forties.

  115. @El Dato

    These people write their own scripts.
     
    Well, OpenAI has published the "term paper generator" or whatever it is.

    You paste in some text and the machine tries to guess the next few sentences.

    From: Clarifai job cuts, Lyft and Waymo love-in and OpenAI's scary GPT-2 goes live – well, sort of: Bits and bobs from the week's AI news

    Now you can try GPT-2, too: Remember OpenAI’s GPT-2 word-spewing language model that was said to be too dangerous to publish? Well, an engineer has made a version of it available for folks to use, nice and easy, via the web.

    Adam King, a machine-learning engineer based in Canada, provided the tech so that anyone can experiment with it in their web browser. It uses the smaller version of the GPT-2, mind you, which was released last week by OpenAI. This one has 345 million parameters, so it’s not as powerful as the one with 1.5 billion parameters that’s still under wraps for safety reasons.

    You can have a go on it right here: https://talktotransformer.com/

    It's proved quite popular since its launch this week. King said the model has been cranking out the equivalent huge reams of text for curious netizens...
     
    Input:

    Social media accounts defending the Metro employee garnered thousands of retweets in a matter of hours, some pointing out Tynes’ subject matter of writing about minority-related issues.

    A statement from book industry firm Rare Bird elicited no kindness for Ms. Tynes, calling the episode, “truly horrible.”

    “Black women face a constant barrage of this kind of inappropriate behavior directed toward them and a constant policing of their bodies,” the statement read.

     

    Output:

    “Black folks are told to dress as an oppressed culture,” it continued.

    (Source: Twitter)

    (Source: Twitter)

    It was an especially telling response from a black woman's most vocal supporters, especially considering the controversy that sparked the incident.

    �I felt betrayed�, wrote blogger Dori Whitehead on Twitter. �Black women are supposed to be ashamed of these types of actions.�

    Cheri Johnson

    Activist & CEO of

     

    Still needs some work.

    “Black women are supposed to be ashamed”

    Obviously that’s a racist algorithm created by tech bros to perpetuate stereotypes.

  116. @Hail
    Another 2019 incident that hit the news, and with the same kind of reaction, was the case of a Black-oriented cell phone shop known to play loud music at all hours.

    The shop was in a gentrifying neighborhood. One day it was prohibited from playing from playing the music after hours, due to resident complaints; Blacks protested, and White allies began lining up behind them. The music was entirely a noise-pollution-like subgenre of hip-hop called "go-go."

    Result: the Black-run/Black-oriented shop's 'right' to flout the sound law was reinstated. They'd flouted the law for years, was the argument, so why not let them keep doing so?

    I lived in Mexico for a while in the noise is overwhelming. Everyone has speakers blaring out of their house and it’s a cacophony of big band brass / Hip Hop.. The dogs bark constantly and roosters crow 24/7. I talked to Mexicans who’d been to the US and they always commented on how quiet it was. One even said the dogs don’t even bark. That is something white people can create. Quiet. Does nobody else want quiet?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I have a vivid memory of stumbling mildly drunk one night in 1979 through a nice residential section of Acapulco and setting off one dog barking, which set off another dog barking, and soon there were dogs a mile away barking. It was the damndest thing. I don't recall anything like it in the U.S.
    , @El Dato
    Aren't there people taking boomboxes into national parks.

    Straight execution by ranged weapons.

    Stupid noise makes Whitey aggressive. You don't want that.
    , @Change that Matters
    A Mexican, who prefaced his comment by admitting "Mexicans are noisy", told me after a trip to India he couldn't stand the noise there. "It was a whole other level," he said.

    Perhaps Trump should send Hispanic illegals home by way of India.
    , @Moses
    Asians (real Asians in Asia -- Asians in USA are "Yellows") love noise too. The more, the better. Doesn't bother them in the least. In fact, I think silence creeps them out.

    Something about White DNA can't stand noise. Even Mark Twain wrote about it.
  117. @Whitney
    I lived in Mexico for a while in the noise is overwhelming. Everyone has speakers blaring out of their house and it's a cacophony of big band brass / Hip Hop.. The dogs bark constantly and roosters crow 24/7. I talked to Mexicans who'd been to the US and they always commented on how quiet it was. One even said the dogs don't even bark. That is something white people can create. Quiet. Does nobody else want quiet?

    I have a vivid memory of stumbling mildly drunk one night in 1979 through a nice residential section of Acapulco and setting off one dog barking, which set off another dog barking, and soon there were dogs a mile away barking. It was the damndest thing. I don’t recall anything like it in the U.S.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Well, The 101 Dalmatians had the 'midnight barking'.
    , @Intelligent Dasein

    It was the damndest thing. I don’t recall anything like it in the U.S.
     
    It's just the old twilight bark. This is a common enough phenomenon that it was satired in 101 Dalmatians. It used to happen in my old neighborhood all the time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed_Kxyqgp1c
    , @El Dato
    These were the times when UFOs were big. There may have been other causes for the barking avalanche.
  118. Anonymous[161] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    I have a vivid memory of stumbling mildly drunk one night in 1979 through a nice residential section of Acapulco and setting off one dog barking, which set off another dog barking, and soon there were dogs a mile away barking. It was the damndest thing. I don't recall anything like it in the U.S.

    Well, The 101 Dalmatians had the ‘midnight barking’.

  119. It’s a good thing Mrs. Tynes did not point out that this woman really could have skipped breakfast.

    • LOL: Kylie
  120. @El Dato

    “As it re-elects hopeless ANC again, do we finally admit that post-apartheid South Africa has failed?”

    The article was a hilarious as its title. People are still missing the point. Post-apartheid South Africa can be said to have failed only if judged by white norms. Judged by black norms, it’s doing pretty well.

    But anyone who fails to see that can hardly be expected to draw the inevitable conclusions.

  121. @Steve Sailer
    I have a vivid memory of stumbling mildly drunk one night in 1979 through a nice residential section of Acapulco and setting off one dog barking, which set off another dog barking, and soon there were dogs a mile away barking. It was the damndest thing. I don't recall anything like it in the U.S.

    It was the damndest thing. I don’t recall anything like it in the U.S.

    It’s just the old twilight bark. This is a common enough phenomenon that it was satired in 101 Dalmatians. It used to happen in my old neighborhood all the time.

  122. Blacks are above criticism and they know it. It is hard to believe there are still non-Blacks who do not know it.

  123. No wonder people now think twice — and even feel guilty — about phoning in a potential car or house break-in. Unless the perps are white guys, as in all the home-security ads

  124. @Anonymous
    'Black women......constant policing of their bodies...'

    Obvious, obvious utter nonsense. One can readily observe the pandemic morbid obesity of the generality of black American women. Obviously, 'policing' of their bodies simply does not exist.

    Policing black women’s bodies — another job Americans just won’t do

  125. @Steve Sailer
    I have a vivid memory of stumbling mildly drunk one night in 1979 through a nice residential section of Acapulco and setting off one dog barking, which set off another dog barking, and soon there were dogs a mile away barking. It was the damndest thing. I don't recall anything like it in the U.S.

    These were the times when UFOs were big. There may have been other causes for the barking avalanche.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    These were the times when UFOs were big. There may have been other causes for the barking avalanche.
     
    UFOs! Elmwood! Another chance to plug Sailer's Meats!


    http://www.sailersmeats.com

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  126. @Hail
    Another 2019 incident that hit the news, and with the same kind of reaction, was the case of a Black-oriented cell phone shop known to play loud music at all hours.

    The shop was in a gentrifying neighborhood. One day it was prohibited from playing from playing the music after hours, due to resident complaints; Blacks protested, and White allies began lining up behind them. The music was entirely a noise-pollution-like subgenre of hip-hop called "go-go."

    Result: the Black-run/Black-oriented shop's 'right' to flout the sound law was reinstated. They'd flouted the law for years, was the argument, so why not let them keep doing so?

    The music was entirely a noise-pollution-like subgenre of hip-hop called “go-go.”

    DC Go-Go predates Hip-Hop by about ten years and is more a subgenre associated with Funk.

  127. @Whitney
    I lived in Mexico for a while in the noise is overwhelming. Everyone has speakers blaring out of their house and it's a cacophony of big band brass / Hip Hop.. The dogs bark constantly and roosters crow 24/7. I talked to Mexicans who'd been to the US and they always commented on how quiet it was. One even said the dogs don't even bark. That is something white people can create. Quiet. Does nobody else want quiet?

    Aren’t there people taking boomboxes into national parks.

    Straight execution by ranged weapons.

    Stupid noise makes Whitey aggressive. You don’t want that.

  128. This is what you see on BART in Oakland. In fact, a couple years ago when BART released a study of crime on the system, inadvertently revealing the disproportionate levels of Black crime, one local writer tried to excuse it away by accusing non-blacks of racism by calling the cops on minor nuisances and infractions (such as eating on BART). This is the mentality of Black Privilege, that Blacks have it so hard they can’t be expected to obey rules, and if they are held accountable to normal standards it’s a war on black bodies.

  129. Anonymous[176] • Disclaimer says:
    @El Dato

    “Black women face a constant barrage of this kind of inappropriate behavior directed toward them and a constant policing of their bodies,” the statement read.
     
    The Story of Black O?

    I think you may have stumbled on the Unified Field Theory of Black/Gay Whining. The more someone narcissistically decries the “policing of my body,” the more looks that body gets

  130. Anonymous[176] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kyle
    If you have a problem with employee conduct have a word with the employee. If you don’t like her response then too bad. You don’t have to tweet it out and try to get her fired like a tattle tale punk.
    Its karma that twitter instead went after her and got her fired. It’s sad to see anyone get fired. It’s sad to see this power dynamic, a scramble for the lowest spot on the totem pole followed by the virtual lynch mob destroying the loser.
    I wonder if this woman is a Muslim. Maybe she is fasting for Ramadan. The sight and smell of the take out tacos probably triggered anger and jealousy responses.

    In the likely true but irrelevant case that Tynes wanted the mean-girl rush from tattling and/or to be seen Twitter-punching a not-quite-Nazi, she could have tweeted it from a sock-puppet account (N.B. something Twitter frowns on) in order to get the pic out, and then retweeted it from her named account with some b.s. remark like “Though I don’t condone you blue-collar-shaming this hungry woman, regrettably I must confess I have betides witnessed such troubling derelictions on our proud, proud Metro otherwise a shining beacon of our POC community.” That way she would’ve scratched both itches — cuz confronting the employee without being her best friend or blood relative, i.e. someone she’d maybe listen to, is a joke strategy.

    Tynes is just a noob…

  131. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    A foreign national employee of the World Bank working in DC to scam US tax dollars gets her fanny tanned over Beckying the local fauna ? Why is it that no matter how hard I rummage around the bottom of my fuck bag, I can't seem to find one for her?

    My neighbor worked for the World Bank and retired at 55. Even she thought the compensation there was insane. Most of the World Bank is paid for by the USA.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    They also fly first class everywhere.
  132. Ms. Tynes is very sensitive to the issue of eating in public. This isn’t the first time she has written about it – although last time she was the one sneaking a bite.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1550334/amp

    “Sneak eating is not fun”.

    That’s a quote from Ms. Tynes (presuming it is the same Jordanian Natasha Tynes).

  133. I remember back in the 1980s when Fawn Hall (an assistant to Oliver North) was cited for eating a banana in the DC Metro system. But she was white and blond.

  134. anon[293] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail
    The problem is, it's a small leap between breaking small rules and breaking bigger ones.

    A new manager came into the Metro system two or three years ago, right at its lowest-ebb, its reputation having sunk to something like "terrible," amid increasingly serious talk of potential abandonment of the system as a failure. The new general manager was a White man. Break the Black-dominated system he could not, but he did order some new scrutiny:

    One of the discoveries? A lot of the safety inspectors had been faking safety reports for years. Enough evidence was accumulated to fire six Blacks for these faked safety inspections. (The union, iirc, fought this hard; who knows, maybe those six were later reinstated after promising not to fake too many reports in the future; in Clown World, I'm sure that's possible.)

    The point is, a culture of official laxity, from the top down, where rules don't really matter and don't need to be followed -- because, Hey, Who Cares? They're just rules; don't be a snitch -- is a bad idea for something as important as a mass transit system.

    My company (grocer) fired a worker once for not paying for a coffee. People complained on the neighborhood blog and he was reinstated.
    The guy was chronically stealing from the company, management knew it, and the cup of coffee was what they were able to catch him on and document. In my experience workers who do stuff like this also show up to work late, do little work when on the clock, and the work they do is done badly and only causes problems for everyone around them.
    This metro worker eating on the train is undoubtedly breaking a dozen other rules and putting in a bad day’s work when she shows up.
    I say fire her for eating breakfast, if that is what you can get her on.

  135. Don’t know if Steve covered this story. When the mayor of Baltimore went psychotic and had to be relieved of her “duties”, the newscasters one local TV station had a discussion session with several blacks, leaders of the united black somethingorother organization, you know the drill. A white woman newscaster said, I’m paraphrasing, “The last three mayors have been black women whose tenure has ended in disaster. Can we learn something from this?” Of course everyone clutched their pearls and screamed apostate.

    She was fired the next day.

  136. The best way to get fired in any of America’s many crony-gang jobs is to be deferential to the customers, combined with every day / all day attendance and every-month quota meeting, which is easy when you’re deferential to the customers. But the thing that counts is being a “culture fit.” Even when you’re not eating or doing something else non-work-related in front of customers, occasionally, they critique you. You’re supposed to apologize to customers in almost any circumstance when they criticize you, even if you didn’t do anything wrong. They are the paying customers, whereas you are getting paid. The-customer-always-knows-best thing is the default option unless it’s an exceptional circumstance. Few things qualify as exceptional. When you are critiqued for eating in front of customers, it definitely does not qualify as an excuse to deny a paying customer an apology.

  137. @Steve Sailer
    Thanks!

    DC is a nuthouse, racially.

    Remember 30 some years ago when c olored boy beltway insider Carl Rowan shot a white kid in his affluent DC neighborhood for being in Rowan’s yard, “pool-hopping” which I guess kids did in the neighborhood. Luckily Rowan just winged him in the wrist.

    DC especially then had really strict gun laws, and Rowan himself had written many anti-gun columns. Yet he shot a white kid for really no reason at all in DC and got off for it.

    The gun was his son’s weapon-the son was an FBI agent who gave a duty weapon to Rowan. He never got in trouble for anything either, although that’s a Yuuuuge breach of the rules.

    Near the end of Rowan’s life he wrote his last book “The Coming Race War” very enlightening on how groids–even a Beltway insider rich mascot groid like Rowan–really think.

  138. @Lockean Proviso
    So it would be unwise to tweet about speeding off-duty cops from a verified account?

    Yes, it would!

  139. @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    Some women, particularly upper middle class white (or white-washed in this case) women, go through life with this hall monitor attitude thinking it's their job to police everyone around them. The racial angle is of course SJW nonsense, but she got what she deserved. This woman is probably working long hours for a low salary and was trying to get her lunch in. I eat at my desk every day at work, it's not a big deal.

    More importantly, if Beckys had minded their own business more and hadn't made it an institution to show how woke you are by destroying others then we wouldn't have Becky-bashing SJW culture in the first place. Something something karma.

    Wrong.

  140. Non-blacks should swamp the DC metro system with McDonalds and Taco Bell take out.

  141. Her novel is still listed as being released next month so I ordered a copy and so informed one of the black posse members via Twitter. I’d love to get some negative publicity like this. As a self published writer my sales are sadly low.

    • Replies: @zig zig
    Oh, I don't know.

    When I first started checking this book on Goodreads, it had 84% one-star ratings, needless to say by people who haven't read it. Now it has 85% such ratings, with a slew of offensive 'reviews' and comments. I've seen this happen many times before (Amelie Wen Zhao, anyone?), and I never noticed that it helped sales.
  142. @PiltdownMan
    Natasha Tynes loses intersectional points not just because of her name, and because she is Arab-American, which is a several rungs below being an American descendant of a slave.

    In Washington DC, in particular, she loses a lot of points for being an employee of the World Bank group of organizations.

    Everyone in DC, but especially Federal Government workers, hates them for their special job privileges, including tax-free salaries (the organization grosses them up for US taxes due if they are US citizens, while non-US persons don't have to pay at all), their fat defined-benefit pension scheme and near total job security.

    As an aside, while Natasha Tynes looks distinctly like she's from the Indian subcontinent in that image accompanying Mr. Sailer's post, in other pictures on the internet she looks like she might be of mixed parentage, with one Caucasian parent.

    https://i.imgur.com/a7GKrnm.jpg

    A lot of Ay-rabs could pass off as subcontinental Indians.

  143. @Hail
    The problem is, it's a small leap between breaking small rules and breaking bigger ones.

    A new manager came into the Metro system two or three years ago, right at its lowest-ebb, its reputation having sunk to something like "terrible," amid increasingly serious talk of potential abandonment of the system as a failure. The new general manager was a White man. Break the Black-dominated system he could not, but he did order some new scrutiny:

    One of the discoveries? A lot of the safety inspectors had been faking safety reports for years. Enough evidence was accumulated to fire six Blacks for these faked safety inspections. (The union, iirc, fought this hard; who knows, maybe those six were later reinstated after promising not to fake too many reports in the future; in Clown World, I'm sure that's possible.)

    The point is, a culture of official laxity, from the top down, where rules don't really matter and don't need to be followed -- because, Hey, Who Cares? They're just rules; don't be a snitch -- is a bad idea for something as important as a mass transit system.

    The “Broken windows” theory of policing is probably appropriate here.

  144. @Whitney
    I lived in Mexico for a while in the noise is overwhelming. Everyone has speakers blaring out of their house and it's a cacophony of big band brass / Hip Hop.. The dogs bark constantly and roosters crow 24/7. I talked to Mexicans who'd been to the US and they always commented on how quiet it was. One even said the dogs don't even bark. That is something white people can create. Quiet. Does nobody else want quiet?

    A Mexican, who prefaced his comment by admitting “Mexicans are noisy”, told me after a trip to India he couldn’t stand the noise there. “It was a whole other level,” he said.

    Perhaps Trump should send Hispanic illegals home by way of India.

  145. @dan smith
    Her novel is still listed as being released next month so I ordered a copy and so informed one of the black posse members via Twitter. I’d love to get some negative publicity like this. As a self published writer my sales are sadly low.

    Oh, I don’t know.

    When I first started checking this book on Goodreads, it had 84% one-star ratings, needless to say by people who haven’t read it. Now it has 85% such ratings, with a slew of offensive ‘reviews’ and comments. I’ve seen this happen many times before (Amelie Wen Zhao, anyone?), and I never noticed that it helped sales.

  146. @Jim Don Bob
    My neighbor worked for the World Bank and retired at 55. Even she thought the compensation there was insane. Most of the World Bank is paid for by the USA.

    They also fly first class everywhere.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    I knew a guy in the early 90s who was a contractor for the World Bank. He said don't bother applying if you're white.
  147. @William Badwhite
    They also fly first class everywhere.

    I knew a guy in the early 90s who was a contractor for the World Bank. He said don’t bother applying if you’re white.

  148. @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    Some women, particularly upper middle class white (or white-washed in this case) women, go through life with this hall monitor attitude thinking it's their job to police everyone around them. The racial angle is of course SJW nonsense, but she got what she deserved. This woman is probably working long hours for a low salary and was trying to get her lunch in. I eat at my desk every day at work, it's not a big deal.

    More importantly, if Beckys had minded their own business more and hadn't made it an institution to show how woke you are by destroying others then we wouldn't have Becky-bashing SJW culture in the first place. Something something karma.

    I agree, I hate that people on the alt right are defending these busy bodies. These are the same kind of white women that sometimes would yell at kids for no good reason or go to authorities to try to get kids in trouble just for playing when I was growing up. I’m sure all us of who were ever normal white boys can remember these types being annoying when we were young.

    This “issue” all started with that woman in Oakland who was objectively in the wrong. I heard alt-right personalities talking about that case just assuming she was right about the permit issue.

    We have to be on guard against mindlessly defending every white person who clashes with blacks. Sometimes the white person is the one being a dick.

  149. @Hypnotoad666
    As Steve points out in another post, roughly 100% of Metro employees are Black. So any complaint about any Metro employee is, by definition, "singling out" a Black person.

    Or, rather, a "black body." Again with super-creepy "black body" talk by the NYT:

    Black women face a constant barrage of this kind of inappropriate behavior directed toward them and a constant policing of their bodies,”
     
    At least it's only their black bodies that are being oppressed and not the actual people themselves.

    Again with super-creepy “black body” talk

    It’s a weird fixation that they somehow assume we share with them. Same goes for the hair.

  150. @Whitney
    I lived in Mexico for a while in the noise is overwhelming. Everyone has speakers blaring out of their house and it's a cacophony of big band brass / Hip Hop.. The dogs bark constantly and roosters crow 24/7. I talked to Mexicans who'd been to the US and they always commented on how quiet it was. One even said the dogs don't even bark. That is something white people can create. Quiet. Does nobody else want quiet?

    Asians (real Asians in Asia — Asians in USA are “Yellows”) love noise too. The more, the better. Doesn’t bother them in the least. In fact, I think silence creeps them out.

    Something about White DNA can’t stand noise. Even Mark Twain wrote about it.

  151. My family has a summer place on a lake at the end of a dirt road 7 miles from the nearest town. Some days the loudest thing you hear is the wind in the trees. At night you hear the occasional acorn hitting the roof and then the train whistle from the town at 5am. It’s great.

  152. @El Dato
    These were the times when UFOs were big. There may have been other causes for the barking avalanche.

    These were the times when UFOs were big. There may have been other causes for the barking avalanche.

    UFOs! Elmwood! Another chance to plug Sailer’s Meats!

    http://www.sailersmeats.com

    https://www.shermanstravel.com/advice/5-places-to-see-aliens-besides-roswell

  153. Anon[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Don't Look at Me
    I think where "Becky" did go wrong was to post this on twitter and not send it directly to the Metro authorities. It was wrong for this employee to eat on the train, but the whole world didn't need to know about this violation.

    That reminds me of the ‘donglegate’ controversy a few years ago, but with the races reversed. The woman in that case had a valid grievance against the guys making off-color jokes in her presence, but if she didn’t want to confront them personally, she should have taken the complaint to the conference managers, not posted it on the internet.

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