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14 Mar 2013, 4:47 pm

Non-liberals can watch this too and get a laugh



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XivNwQ76mCs
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14 Mar 2013, 4:50 pm

What about socialists?


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14 Mar 2013, 4:53 pm

thomas81 wrote:
What about socialists?


They would make their own escalator but it would not work as well as a capitalist escalator.

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14 Mar 2013, 4:59 pm

ruveyn wrote:
thomas81 wrote:
What about socialists?


They would make their own escalator but it would not work as well as a capitalist escalator.

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on the other hand everyone could access it.


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14 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm

I honestly didn't see the humor.

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14 Mar 2013, 9:38 pm

A conservative would have been to cheap to install the escalator in the first place because it violates the Puritan work ethic.



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14 Mar 2013, 10:01 pm

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A conservative would have been to cheap to install the escalator in the first place because it violates the Puritan work ethic.

Yes, stairs are better exercise.
Even when I use an escalator I still walk up the steps to speed things up.


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14 Mar 2013, 10:46 pm

I would post a video of a Republican trying to start a lawnmower without gas, claiming it should be able to start through it's own initiative. :roll:



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14 Mar 2013, 11:38 pm

marshall wrote:
I would post a video of a Republican trying to start a lawnmower without gas, claiming it should be able to start through it's own initiative. :roll:


Now, that would be funny! :lol:

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15 Mar 2013, 9:20 am

Actually, this is very funny.



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15 Mar 2013, 10:44 am

It would have been funnier if the first guy had got near the top of the escalator, then started walking down it and pushed people down if they tried to get past him.



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15 Mar 2013, 11:34 am

<-- liberal. Likes to sprint up and down the escalator whether it's moving or not. It's a race, dammit!



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15 Mar 2013, 2:20 pm

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<-- liberal. Likes to sprint up and down the escalator whether it's moving or not. It's a race, dammit!

That video could also be a parody of Americans in general. In other countries people are far less calm and orderly. People are more willing to do risky things rather than wait for "the authorities". In some places you'd have people on bicycles riding down the railings to get past people. I've been to Costa Rica and I notice during traffic jams the bicycles and motorcycles will go between two cars with mere inches on either side. Try to do that in the US and you might get shot by an enraged motorist.



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15 Mar 2013, 2:22 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
I honestly didn't see the humor.

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All those people had to do was walk up to the next floor using the stopped escalator as a stairway.

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15 Mar 2013, 2:30 pm

marshall wrote:
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<-- liberal. Likes to sprint up and down the escalator whether it's moving or not. It's a race, dammit!

That video could also be a parody of Americans in general. In other countries people are far less calm and orderly. People are more willing to do risky things rather than wait for "the authorities". In some places you'd have people on bicycles riding down the railings to get past people. I've been to Costa Rica and I notice during traffic jams the bicycles and motorcycles will go between two cars with mere inches on either side. Try to do that in the US and you might get shot by an enraged motorist.


Interesting, I've been told something similar about the situation in other countries involving cars and pedestrians crossing the street. I was told that in many other countries, there is no waiting on each other either way. People just GO.



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15 Mar 2013, 3:13 pm

A conservative's approach:

So, you want to get to a higher floor? We'll build a privatized escalator and charge for each ride. Maintenance costs money, so we'll do as little maintenance on the escalator as we can get away with. The government should not be allowed to regulate the escalator operator in any way - no one wants to use an unsafe escalator, but don't worry, if enough people are maimed or die on the escalator, market pressures will correct for any escalator safety shortfalls (by the way, speaking of market pressures, competition is bad, so no other competing escalators or other methods of elevation shall be allowed in proximity to this escalator.) The escalator operator shall be immune from all claims of liability in civil and criminal matters, no matter how liable they are in reality. The escalator operator may make any and all claims about the escalator, and advertise such claims to its heart's content, no matter how unfounded or how demonstrably untrue such claims may be. The escalator shall exist "as is" - no provisions will be made to accommodate anyone who is otherwise unable to use the escalator. If you're in a wheelchair, too bad, you're stuck on the ground floor. Under no circumstances shall escalator company employees be allowed to unionize or organize, and any attempt by the employees to engage in collective bargaining with the escalator operator is prohibited. There shall be no limit on the hours that escalator personnel can be required to work by the escalator owner, and they shall be available 24x7x365 to the escalator operator, there shall be no vacation for escalator company personnel (except of course for the executive team), paid or unpaid. Bonuses and stock options for non-executive personnel shall be paid based on company performance. Executive compensation and bonuses shall be whatever the executives feel like paying themselves, irrespective of conditions in the job market or company performance. escalator maintenance personnel shall be paid as little as the escalator operator can get away with. The escalator operator shall not be required to pay taxes. In exchange, the government shall be required to: provide financial assistance to the escalator operator should the escalator operator ever face financial insolvency for any reason, especially due to irresponsible risk taking by the operator's executive team - such assistance shall include out-sized bonuses for all executive team members, b) provide defense of the escalator in the form of police services and military defense, and c) create infrastructure and otherwise provide an environment where people will be able and encouraged to reach and use the escalator. The escalator operator is an American company and so after all is is Pro-American. Accordingly, the company shall be headquartered in the Cayman Islands, maintain its bank accounts in Switzerland, purchase all escalator equipment from China and its labor force shall consist exclusively of workers imported from India.