Look Out For ‘The Big Man’ on Scottish Trains, Scofflaws

Don't even think about riding the rails in Scotland without a ticket.

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This video is a cautionary tale to potential fare dodgers — if you ever find yourself on a Scottish train without a ticket, don’t even think about trying to sneak a free ride.

Not only are even the wizened conductors seemingly willing to stand in the aisle yelling, “OFF!” at you for hours on end if necessary, but the public humiliation doesn’t end there. If the ticket-less rider won’t disembark the train in a prompt and courteous manner, the audience participation segment begins. Based on the evidence from this video, the Scottish public doesn’t abide scofflaws on trains and has no qualms about stepping in to help a conductor oust a stowaway. And in Scotland, they grow ‘em big. Really big. Those children watching the kerfuffle have just learned a valuable life lesson: Don’t even think about dodging your fare.

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Kcuf-Emit
Kcuf-Emit

Keep criticizing Time! Thai people don't care what America thinks, as hard as they're trying to be the world police they don't have jurisdiction to dictate how Thai people should live their lives.

AbrahamYeshuratnam
AbrahamYeshuratnam

The U.S. has taken the right decision to urge Thai military to end the coup. Prayut is due to retire within four months. Now he may be digging in for a long term pervasive takeover so that his junior need not be promoted. The monarch has now openly  given approval for the coup. Right from the beginning the media is buzz with the close link of the old king with the military. It was a well orchestrated plot to destroy democracy in Thailand by the old monarch, Constitutional Court and later by the military. Monarchy in England and Japan survive because the rulers do not interfere in the administration. Although Bhumibol Adulyadej  claims to be the longest reigning king, there were also other kings who had made such claims. King Haile Silasse of Ethiopia claimed descent from King Solomon and he was proud of the long reign of his dynasty. Quite unexpectedly rebellion broke out. The most powerful Haile Selasse was arrested removed from his spacious palace which had even lions as his pets and finally he died in jail. Another king who was in power for many years was the Shah of Iran. He was proud that his  dynasty ruled for more than 1000 years, claiming descent from Xerxes, Cyrus and Darius of Persia. But lo! when rebellion broke out when everything was calm, his strong military couldn't quell it. The Shah had to flee for his life leaving behind all the treasures in the palace. History shouldn't repeat in Thailand.Thailand belongs to the people and not to the monarch or Prayut. Now everything may appear calm as it happened in Ethiopia and Iran. But when people's anger bursts out, it will be a volcano and no king or general can stand before it. 

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

Now maybe if Obama pouts, stomp his dainty little feet people would take notice of America now. But seems this country is relegated to the backseat of the world bus. Which might be OK to him since he does like to lead from behind.