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#1 of 26 Gary->dee

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Posted October 14 2003 - 04:16 AM

The majority of the grocery workers have been on strike for 3 days now, the MTA mechanics began their strike today so there's mostly no public transportation resulting in a huge increase in traffic. The beach officially went on strike, the ocean refuses to make waves and meet the sand. The air went on strike a long time ago... ok I'm being facetious but it seems like the whole city is shutting down!

The newest fashion statement is a picket sign. Everybody strike and join the fun!

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#2 of 26 Jed M

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Posted October 14 2003 - 04:48 AM

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This just might be my cue to leave this city.
And if I remember correctly, you hate your job/boss. The sun is still shining in San Diego (as long as you are not a Chargers fan).Posted Image
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The air went on strike a long time ago... ok I'm being facetious but it seems like the whole city is shutting down!
If anything is going on strike in L.A. it should be the air. Talk about abused and beaten, we get that crap blowing through our city also.
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#3 of 26 Seth--L

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Posted October 14 2003 - 08:33 AM

L.A. has public transportation? :P)
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#4 of 26 David Baranyi

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Posted October 14 2003 - 08:49 AM

Seth, yes Los Angeles does. It has a light rail and subway system. What I can say that when I used to live near the city, the subways stations and trains are much cleaner than what I saw in New York City and Philadelphia.

#5 of 26 wally

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Posted October 14 2003 - 09:33 AM

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It has a light rail and subway system.

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Posted October 14 2003 - 12:56 PM

"This just might be my cue to leave this city."

I moved back home to Wisconsin from Los Angeles about a month ago and I do miss it somewhat. I will still be flying back to L.A. multiple times a year because I have developed personal ties while there, however, I seriously doubt I would ever move back permanently. I will say that I miss the ocean, sunshine, and 97.1 the FM Talk Station!

Anyone else a Conway and Steckler fan?
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#7 of 26 Chris Lockwood

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Posted October 14 2003 - 03:52 PM

I thought the grocery thing was statewide.

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Posted October 14 2003 - 03:54 PM

No worries, the Termi-groper will soon set things to right.

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Posted October 15 2003 - 02:49 AM

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I thought the grocery thing was statewide.

I think the grocery thing is going countrywide.

Big strikes here in St. Louis, OH, and PA!

#10 of 26 Gary->dee

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Posted October 15 2003 - 07:07 AM

Yeah I think the grocery store strike is spreading, but here in L.A. it's worse because of the transit strike. I think this has all the ingrediants for another riot.

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Posted October 15 2003 - 07:16 AM

it's tough now cause people still need to get their groceries, and yet we don't want to cross the picket line because we all support their cause. and these protesters are hardcore too! I saw them standing outside Vons and Ralphs at 1am last night!

Now everybody has been raiding Gelson's and Trader Joe's and those places are gonna run outta food quick if this strike continues much longer.

#12 of 26 Jack Briggs

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Posted October 15 2003 - 08:56 AM

Half a million people, most of them poor, are being left in the lurch by the MTA mechanics' union strike. This could be a disaster, with many of those dependent on public transportation unable to get to their places of work. While the strike may be an inconvenience for most Angelenos, it's an employment death knell for those least able to afford it. Very sad. And this is the third MTA work stoppage in only nine years.

#13 of 26 Gary->dee

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Posted October 15 2003 - 09:13 AM

And just to add to the mess: 250 sheriffs called in sick today as part of the blue flu.

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it's an employment death knell for those least able to afford it. Very sad.


Indeed, I feel fortunate I have a car, however old and crappy looking it may be.

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it's tough now cause people still need to get their groceries, and yet we don't want to cross the picket line


And if you don't want to cross the picket lines you probably have to drive farther to get to a non-striking grocery store so that means more cars on the road while there's also an MTA strike in place that also adds more traffic to the already congested streets and freeways.

What a combination: grocery clerk strike and MTA strike. Food and transportation, things people rely on the most.

Avoid L.A. at all costs, folks.

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Posted October 15 2003 - 09:47 AM

Sometimes I find the drama of living in L.A. County to be draining. There's always some big hub-bub going on.

#15 of 26 Gary->dee

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Posted October 15 2003 - 11:52 AM

Sometimes I look around and see people with kids, raising families and such and wonder to myself why the hell they would want to raise a family in L.A. To paraphrase Steve Martin's character in Grand Canyon, there's so many ways to buy it in this town. I wouldn't want to raise any children here. It's simply not an environment I'd want my kids to grow up in. Very superficial, polluted, congested, and downright dangerous. The same could be said for a lot of cities but L.A. is the one I know of the most.

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Posted October 15 2003 - 09:46 PM

A subway system in an earthquake zone....sounds like a brilliant idea to me.
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Posted October 15 2003 - 11:47 PM

To quote Butter's assistant... "Simpsons did it."

I'm with Jack... this strike only hurts the general public, and it's not helping anyone. I wonder why nobody has stepped in to stop this strike, for how it hurts the OC.

#18 of 26 David Baranyi

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Posted October 16 2003 - 02:01 AM

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A subway system in an earthquake zone....sounds like a brilliant idea to me.

Have you seen how the subway system in Los Angeles was built?

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I wonder why nobody has stepped in to stop this strike, for how it hurts the OC.

The strike will be stopped if affects the flow of mail or it severely affects commerce.

#19 of 26 Tommy Ceez

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Posted October 16 2003 - 02:08 AM

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Los Angeles is on strike!


Good maybe they'll stop sending those crappy movies!

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A subway system in an earthquake zone....sounds like a brilliant idea to me.

All LA metro subway tubes are articulated and sensored up the wazoo. Very impressive design for the underground portion.

I wonder how the lame duck status of the Govoner will play into account dealing with either statewide strikes or the strike backlash. Hey, maybe he'll show some true selfless leadership (it cant hurt considering the dim future prospects he has)

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for how it hurts the OC.

Why, might the show be canceled?!?
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Posted October 16 2003 - 03:30 AM

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Why, might the show be canceled?!?
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