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This is ridiculous...
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:15:11 AM »
Qatar Pays $100K Fee to Keep DC Metro Open Late for Lightning vs. Capitals Game 4



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According to Scott Allen and Matt Bonesteel of the Washington Post: "On Tuesday, [D.C. Council member Jack] Evans told the Washington Post that the tiny, wealthy nation of Qatar has agreed to pay the $100,000 fee to keep [the] Metro open until 12:30 a.m. on Thursday."


https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2776211-qatar-pays-100k-fee-to-keep-dc-metro-open-late-for-lightning-vs-capitals-game-4

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Re: This is ridiculous...
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 09:24:01 AM »
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you're right.....ridiculous

I could see it if there was a beer pong championship goin' on, but hockey..... :th_thicon_lol:
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Re: This is ridiculous...
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 09:29:40 AM »
No, that a foreign country has to pay to keep OUR subway system open later....

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 09:47:52 AM »
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it's "D.C", not "ours"  :help:
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 09:59:48 AM »
Smart move for Qatar.  That's how the wealthier Middle East countries do diplomacy.  Donate a little money here, there, and everywhere very subtly, something comes up, you've got a friend / advocate.  And while foreign countries are restricted from lobbying, they can pay for parks, keeping subways and busses open and related areas, and you can bet councilman Evans and others will make a call on behalf of Qatar.