posted on Dec, 20 2005 @ 07:59 PM
Call this a stretch and feel free to string me out to dry, but.....
How is this not close to being an act of terrorism? I know an act of terrorism is to strike terror into the hearts of many. BUT, the only thing
that separates this from a bomb taking out the transport system is a terrorist group taking responsibility for it and purposely trying to take out
American life, or at least grind it to a halt!
And actually, if you think about it, this is worst than any attack could be. bad people may be able to take out the subway OR the bus lines, but not
BOTH. Not without years of planning.
I'm not calling the MTA a terrorist group or saying that NY'ers working on buses and subways are terrorists. I am saying this is LIKE an attack.
People have gotten picked up by the gov't for a lot worst than crippling an entire city.
To further compare: We get signs that an attack will happen, whether it's a note, a video tape, chatter, or just suspicious activity in the area of
interest. We got a sign on this one: Friday, they hinted at striking on Tuesday. Monday night, they said as of 12:01 am, we are on strike. 12:01 am
hit, and transportation in NY is done. Everyone was warned, and they followed thru on the threat.
Now, is there a power company union? Is there someway that maybe these forces can combine and they can turn off the juice if a contract isn't met?
Why wasn't this dealt with before this even happened? Is this the way to get that raise you've been looking for? Bite the hand that feeds?
I've been doing it all wrong then. Rather than working my tail off all year to get a raise and a Christmas bonus, maybe around review time, me and
the rest of my group should just say "We want so much money before review time, or we are walking out"
I'm sure there are people out there that are gonna say that the MTA workers have been getting screwed by NYC for years and this is their just
desserts. Yea? Even the frickin MAYOR had to walk to work today.
I wonder why the union's gettin hit with a cool Million dollar fine everyday?
I just got another thought about the terror idea. If we were to parallel this strike with terror, and we are fighting a war on terror, does that mean
that the US could attack NY, making itself it's own terrorist group?
BTW, I used the word terror and terrorist WAY too many times, and I HATE that/those words