1. Post #1
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    [release]

    A 39-year old woman, Lakeysha Beard, talked for more than half a day while on an Amtrak train going from Oakland, California, to Salem, Washington. The loud cellphone conversation lasted sixteen hours last Monday, after which police stopped the train for twenty minutes to arrest the woman.
    In the train's quiet car, a few passengers asked the woman to lay the phone away or to stop a few times during the conversation prior to notifying the train staff. Staff members were unable to convince the woman to end the conversation and stopped the train to arrest the woman and halt the disruption.
    As British newspaper Metro mentioned, this cellphone conversation doesn't beat the record 51-hour phone call by Sunil Prabhakar in 2009.
    Sydney etiquette expert Alex Travers added that part of the problem is a lack of respect for public transportation from younger generations. He said, "I'm afraid we are all in a very bad place as far as we feel about our public transport. People think poorly of it, so therefore they are getting on it with a poor attitude." He called youths "me-oriented" and said that they "do what they want to do" without thinking about others on the vehicle.
    The Daily Mail commented that the woman wasn't reachable for an interview because "she was probably on the phone."[/release]

    http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Police_a...e_conversation

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    Lakeysha Beard, what a unique name.
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  2. Post #2
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    How on earth can you speak to someone for 16 hours?
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    Black women on trains are the worst. So much attitude.

    (User was banned for this post ("Racist misogynist" - JohnnyMo1))
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    She walks like a duck
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  5. Post #5
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    I would have grabbed the phone and shoved it down her throat.

    What a stupid fat-ass bitch.
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    Black women on trains are the worst. So much attitude.
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  7. Post #7
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    What was she arrested for?
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    What was she arrested for?
    she talked on the phone for 16 hours straight and refused to hang up
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    Why was she talking on the phone in the quiet car, of all places? Was she deliberately taking the piss?
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    How does one manage to keep a conversation going for 16 hours on the phone
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    I'm thinking the conversation went:
    "Nu-uh"
    "Yup."
    "No."
    "Yes."
    the whole time.
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    she talked on the phone for 16 hours straight and refused to hang up
    That's not a charge. They probably filed it under disturbing the peace, though I'm sure they have no intentions of actually pressing charges. Seems like this was more of an escort off the train than anything else.
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    Oh god, 16 hours of this.

    She walks like a duck
    Said she discovered an new way to...
    bring up the children to sew and to knit
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    A while back I used to have 1-on-1 Skype conversations that would last up to an average of 12 hours over the long summer holidays, so I'm hardly that surprised she was able to talk for that long. I can't seem to imagine what kind of phone bill she must have gotten though.
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    Oh god, 16 hours of this.
    :psyboom:
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    "Big booty bitches..."
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    I'd beat her black booty ass, I travel by train a lot and loud cell talkers are fucking annoying
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    Oh god, 16 hours of this.
    Kill it! Kill it with fire!
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    :psyboom:
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    I'd beat her black booty ass, I travel by train a lot and loud cell talkers are fucking annoying
    excellent job being racist
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    A while back I used to have 1-on-1 Skype conversations that would last up to an average of 12 hours over the long summer holidays, so I'm hardly that surprised she was able to talk for that long. I can't seem to imagine what kind of phone bill she must have gotten though.
    Yeah but generally when that happens both people are doing something together, she was just sat there blabbing about makeup or something.
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    The Daily Mail commented that the woman wasn't reachable for an interview because "she was probably on the phone."
    I laughed at this part.
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    excellent job being racist
    Baww. Excellent job contributing with nothing at all

    Edit

    Wait how is saying black booty racist again
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    Baww. Excellent job contributing with nothing at all

    Edit

    Wait how is saying black booty racist again
    I'm pretty sure that beating black people because you think they're all loud talkers is pretty racist
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    Baww. Excellent job contributing with nothing at all

    Edit

    Wait how is saying black booty racist again
    Is her ass not black? It's different if you insinuated she was talking loudly because she was black or black people tend to talk loudly but you didn't, you simply used skin color as an identifying characteristic like height or weight.
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  26. Post #26
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    There's a Salem in Washington now too?

  27. Post #27
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    I'm pretty sure that beating black people because you think they're all loud talkers is pretty racist
    I'm pretty sure you misinterpreted my post then, because that's not what I said at all.
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    I'm pretty sure that beating black people because you think they're all loud talkers is pretty racist
    How does his post remotely insinuate that in any way?
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    I'm pretty sure that beating black people because you think they're all loud talkers is pretty racist
    I'm pretty sure he was saying he'd beat her for being an inconsiderate bitch and not shutting the fuck up for 16 hours.
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    Oh god, 16 hours of this.


    Said she discovered an new way to...
    bring up the children to sew and to knit

    For some reason I enjoyed having that as my background noise
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    Sydney etiquette expert Alex Travers added that part of the problem is a lack of respect for public transportation from younger generations. He said, "I'm afraid we are all in a very bad place as far as we feel about our public transport. People think poorly of it, so therefore they are getting on it with a poor attitude." He called youths "me-oriented" and said that they "do what they want to do" without thinking about others on the vehicle.
    what a stupid fucking bastard

    the bitch was 39 years old, she wasnt a fucking youth

    why the hell did they even include this quacks opinion

    who the fuck decides to be an etiquette expert anyways?
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    Interesting that they can arrest over in the states for disrupting a quiet coach. Over here, you just get a telling off from the guard, and at worst kicked off at the next station. I don't think the British Transport Police can arrest you for it.

  33. Post #33
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    Phones on public transport are a nuisance, it's just rude to be loud over the phone when everyone around you is silent.
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    Who cares how she managed to keep a conversation that long, how the hell did her phone not die?
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    Phones on public transport are a nuisance, it's just rude to be loud over the phone when everyone around you is silent.
    Especially when they are the types of people who turn speakerphone on and bump up the volume.
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    That phone bill must have been expensive.
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  37. Post #37
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    I'd like to have the same phone as her. 16 fucking hours of phone calls and the battery doesn't die? Imagine the battery life the average user could get out of that!
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  38. Post #38
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    Who cares how she managed to keep a conversation that long, how the hell did her phone not die?
    I wondered about that too, but I think Amtrak has electrical plugs for cell phones and laptops now.

    Edited:

    That phone bill must have been expensive.
    Free wireless-to-wireless minutes with Verizon.

    Can you hear me now?

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    I think the problem is people are pussies and can't seem to go and out right tell someone "SHUT THE FUCK UP" instead they try to be all polite, sure you should atleast TRY to be polite to someone but when it's not working, you gotta be forceful

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    I think the problem is people are pussies and can't seem to go and out right tell someone "SHUT THE FUCK UP" instead they try to be all polite, sure you should atleast TRY to be polite to someone but when it's not working, you gotta be forceful
    I watched a guy get up in the middle of a movie, walk over to a guy that was texting, and take his phone away. The guy that took it was fucking huge, so the guy didn't even try to get it back, he just ran to the manager and they both ended up being kicked out
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