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  •  She was entering (none)
    a federal facility. Is there a requirement to show id before you enter it?  Last time I went into a federal building, I had to show id.

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

    by Cordelia Lear on Fri Nov 25, 2005 at 01:39:20 PM PST

    •  I retract what I said (none)
      I did not originally realize that her ultimate destination was not the federal complex.

      I'd be interested in knowing whether there was another bus route she could have taken to work.

      Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

      by Cordelia Lear on Fri Nov 25, 2005 at 02:47:42 PM PST

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      •  She could have (none)
        RTD website

        You can look at the routes that are around the denver area at the RTD website, the federal center is in Lakewood. It looks like the bus she was taking was the 119X. There are many bus routes around that she could have taken, but depending on her destination she would have to get on 2-4 different buses to avoid the federal center and to go where the 119x would have taken her.

        •  Cause I'm bored (none)
          I made a little map from the RTD info to show you the routes in the area.

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        •  Sure, she COULD have taken another route. (none)
          Rosa Parks could have just sat in the back of the bus too.

          The whole point of living in a FREE country is that you're able to do things like ride a city bus wherever you like without having to prove who you are.

          •  mmhmm (none)
            I would be the first to agree with you, but the person asked if there were other routes she could have taken, so I answered.

            If you get up to it, and you cannot do it, there you jolly well are.

            by WeaselWarrior on Fri Nov 25, 2005 at 05:32:55 PM PST

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          •  Easy there (none)
            I didn't say she should have taken another bus route, I was attempting to assemble what might be relevant facts surrounding this incident.

            If there was no other route, it would make this whole thing even sillier.

            Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

            by Cordelia Lear on Fri Nov 25, 2005 at 11:46:15 PM PST

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