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  • Lyft offering students free rides to gun control rally

    03/04/2018 6:42:55 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    WLWT (Cincinnati) ^ | Mar 4, 2018 | Filipa Ioannou
    Lyft has been called "the woke alternative to Uber," a reputation the company apparently decided to embrace on Friday when it announced it would be offering free rides to people attending a prominent gun control rally later this month. The rally in question, the March for Our Lives, was organized by students in the aftermath of the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day. It is scheduled to take place on March 24 in cities around the country. --SNIP-- Lyft co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green announced the policy in...
  • No Men Need Apply: Women's Car Service Should Be Welcomed, Not Sued

    02/03/2017 3:55:19 PM PST · by American Quilter · 74 replies ^ | 3 Feb 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    Safr, a ride-hailing company for women, is planning to open for business in Boston next month. By hiring only female drivers and picking up only female passengers, the new enterprise aims to serve women who don't feel comfortable getting alone into a car with a male stranger. Here's to Safr's success — may the company encounter only happy customers. More likely, it will encounter James J. Foster. Or someone just like him.
  • [Updated] Obama Regime denies permit for pro-America biker ride in Washington DC on September 11th

    09/08/2013 9:26:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Sons of Liberty via Facebook via Twitter via Twitchy via bare naked Islam ^ | 9/8/13 | Twitter account Sandra Schneider @sandyaschneider
    Latest info for anyone planning on attending from the 2 Million Bikes to DC FB page. While SOLR is not officially part of this event I have promised to keep you updated as I received new information. SOLR wishes everyone associated with this safe travels and good luck. Sidecar Dan-National President Sons of Liberty Riders UPDATE: FINAL DETAILS FROM THE NATIONAL “2 MILLION BIKERS TO DC” TEAM:Washington DC has DENIED our permit for a no-stop ride through Washington DC. We find this regretful for the residents and businesses of that great city, and humbly offer our apologies. What could have...
  • The world's highest swing ride goes up a whopping 400 ft in the air and has just opened in Texas

    05/25/2013 8:45:46 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 79 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 5/25/13 | DAVID MCCORMACK
    The world’s tallest tower swing ride, which sends those foolhardy enough to get on-board a whopping 400 feet up in the air, was officially opened on Saturday at the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington. The Texas SkyScreamer allows up to twenty-four riders to sit in open-air swings while spinning in a 124-foot circle at speeds up to 35 mph. At its 40 story peak - and if the riders still have their eyes open - they can see not only Arlington, but also Dallas and Fort Worth. ‘We are thrilled to add the tallest swing ride in...
  • Obama Crosses Picket Line - Hotel Mogul Pritzker Gets Ride on Air Force One as Unions Launch

    07/24/2012 4:03:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/24/12 | staff
    Penny Pritzker, the billionaire heiress whose family owns the Hyatt hotel chain, took a ride on Air Force One this afternoon from San Francisco to Portland, Ore., where President Obama was making a series of fundraising stops. The ride came hours after the announcement of a global boycott of Hyatt Hotels by Unite Here, the nation’s largest hospitality workers union. That boycott has been joined by the National Organization for Women, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Black Justice Center, and the National Football League Players Association. Pritzker was the national finance chair of Obama’s 2008 campaign....
  • Parents arrested for strapping kids to roof of car after leaving liquor store

    05/08/2012 4:43:59 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    Fox59 ^ | May 7, 2012 | Reba Reader
    Two Northern Indiana parents were arrested Monday after police said they strapped their four children to the roof of their car.
  • Car Valet's Joy Ride Caught on Hidden Camera (Update with lots of new information)

    05/01/2012 11:03:35 PM PDT · by rawhide · 18 replies,com/video/news ^ | 5-1-12 | Local ABC News Investigation
    An investigation caught parking lot attendants out for a spin in sports car.
  • Universal Studios Florida to close 'Jaws' ride

    12/02/2011 7:25:57 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies ^ | 2 Dec 2011 | AP Story
    ORLANDO, Florida -- Universal Studios Florida plans to close one of its oldest and most popular attractions next month to make way for a new attraction. The theme park announced on Facebook on Friday that on Jan. 2 it will permanently shut down its "Jaws" ride, which is based on the blockbuster 1975 Steven Spielberg movie. It was one of the original features at the park when it opened in 1990. The surrounding "Amity" area inspired by the island where the movie was set will also close down to make room for a new attraction. The park isn't releasing any...
  • Russian rocket ride: $63 million per US astronaut

    03/14/2011 3:04:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/14/11 | Staff
    Cape Canaveral, Fla. -- The Russians are hiking the price of rocket rides again for U.S. astronauts — to nearly $63 million. The price goes up in 2014 for an astronaut to fly to and from the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. NASA announced the news Monday. The previous contract charged just under $56 million apiece. The contract extension with the Russian Space Agency totals $753 million. That covers trips for a dozen astronauts from 2014 through 2016. NASA officials say inflation is the reason for the latest price increase.
  • September 11 RIDE TO THE FLAGS with DB Sweeney

    09/10/2010 9:04:39 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 40 replies
    Freedom Radio ^ | September 10, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    D.B. Sweeney, actor and patriot supporter of the military spoke with Freedom Radio about the upcoming RIDE TO THE FLAGS EVENT on September 11, 2010 in an entertaining interview concerning his upcoming work in film and TV and more importantly his work supporting the troops. Listen here: This interview can be heard in the Freedom Radio show in its entirety as well as interviews with Jackie Mason, Lt. Col. Allen West, Diana West and Andrew Sullivan of the 911 Hard Hat Pledge at: Freedom Radio Go to DB's project below and learn how you can support a great effort to...
  • A Harley guy's last ride: Motorcycle firm offers funeral service

    07/08/2010 6:13:18 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-8-10 | mary divine
    John DeHoop loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles: He rode one, had a tattoo of one and outfitted the family room of his White Bear Lake home with Harley memorabilia. Before he died of cancer at age 55 in May, DeHoop told his wife, Kathy, he wanted a motorcycle hearse at his funeral. During their rides along the St. Croix River, the couple had seen a Harley hearse parked outside Afton Leather, a motorcycle-apparel shop in Afton's Old Village. "He wanted that hearse," Kathy said. "Before being cremated, he wanted to go for one last ride."
  • Victim alleging Tower of Terror is dangerous asks for a new trial

    05/13/2010 11:13:15 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 7 replies · 345+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 13, 2010 | Jason Garcia
    Lawyers representing a stroke victim who claims the stroke was caused by Walt Disney World’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror have asked for a new trial, a week after an Orange County jury decided there was nothing unsafe about the attraction. Lawyers for Marvin Cohen, a now-80-year-old man who said he was injured after riding the Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios) attraction in 1998, argue that jury members were given inadequate instructions before they began deliberations. Cohen’s team says Orange County Circuit Judge Jose Rodriguez should have permitted the jury to consider a general negligence claim – rather than...
  • Amsterdam lets "beer bike" ride on, with limits

    08/29/2009 3:55:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,108+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/09 | Ben Berkowitz
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The beer bike will ride on in Amsterdam. The outsized bikes, seating groups of people around a central bar, are something of a fixture in the city's center. .. ... They will, however, need permits from the various city boroughs, and those permits are likely to come with restrictions on hours of operation and requirements for a sober driver. While non-drinkers already typically steer the bikes, their size has also been an issue .. One of the better-known operators,, offers two-hour tours on bikes that seat up to 22 people and carry 30 litres (7.9 gallons)...
  • World naked bike ride

    03/08/2009 1:47:05 PM PDT · by Westlander · 37 replies · 1,997+ views
    YahooGreen ^ | 3-7-2009 | Lori Bongiorno
    Thousands of bike riders are shedding their clothes in the hopes that they can get us all to stop and think about the negative effects that cars (and the pollution they create) have on people and the planet.
  • Doggie Want To Go To The Park....but can he open the car door? This dog can!

    06/04/2008 6:06:57 AM PDT · by fings · 3 replies · 94+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: For all you old timers out there, do you remember how excited you used to get when it was time for a car ride? Check out this pup as he gets the question, “Wanna go for a ride? ” Note the sounds of a jealous, car door opening challenged cat in the background.....
  • Pony Express to ride again

    10/01/2007 5:59:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 137+ views
    BENSON — The Pony Express will ride again during Butterfield Stage Days on Oct. 13, and the U.S. Postal Service will issue a special postmark to commemorate the event. At noon, special Pony Express riders will be sworn in by Postmaster Lesley Tower in a ceremony in Lions Park. They will carry the mail from Benson to the Dragoon post office, arriving in Dragoon around 3:30 p.m. The Benson post office will offer a special postmark commemorating the 22nd Annual Pony Express Ride. The postmark, which features a Butterfield Overland Stagecoach design, will be available from 9 a.m. to noon...
  • Tony Hawk’s Big Spin whirls its way to Six Flags Over Texas

    09/26/2007 10:50:13 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 6 replies · 120+ views
    thrillnetwork ^ | Sep. 25th, 2007
    Sep. 25th, 2007 -- Attention all thrill seekers, extreme sports enthusiasts and coaster aficionados -- Six Flags Over Texas, The Entertainment Capital of Texas, is proud to announce plans to welcome another addition to its already amazing roster of thrills – Tony Hawk’s Big Spin! Tony Hawk’s Big Spin, making its debut on opening day of Six Flags Over Texas’ 47th season, will give riders the sensation of freestyle skateboarding as they sit facing one another in 4-person cars all decked out in skateboard motif! Riders will grab some serious airtime as they twist and turn in 360° rotations while...
  • America Supports You: Annual Ride Honors Families of Fallen (BIKER's ROAR and RUMBLE!)

    08/29/2007 4:24:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 204+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2007 – Since 2004, a group of Minnesota motorcyclists has visited more than 40 families throughout the state who have lost a loved one while serving the country, and this year will be no different. The fourth annual “Tribute to the Troops” ride and concert will begin Sept. 7 and conclude two days later. “This year, on Sept. 7 and 8, (more than) 90 motorcyclists will participate in three separate rides that will be visiting 18 families from Lake City to Moorhead, including seven families in the Twin Cities area,” said Gregg Schmitt, the group’s executive...
  • Ride, Fossett to join Aviation Hall

    07/21/2007 4:54:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 270+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/07 | AP
    DAYTON, Ohio - A record-setting daredevil and the first American woman in space are among five people slated for induction Saturday to the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Steve Fossett, 63, of Beaver Creek, Colo., holds world records in ballooning and with powered aircraft. In 2002, he became the first person to fly around the world alone in a balloon. Three years later, he became the first person to fly a plane solo around the world without refueling. He and a co-pilot also claim to have set a world glider altitude record of 50,671 feet during a flight in August...
  • Family: Teen's right foot reattached after amusement park accident

    07/03/2007 8:41:00 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 28 replies · 1,062+ views
    32 WLKY ^ | july 3rd, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A teen whose feet were severed at Six Flags' Kentucky Kingdom has had one foot reattached according to a statement released by her family. The family of Kaitlyn Lasitter, 13, whose feet were cut off when The Superman Tower of Power malfunctioned at Six Flags’ Kentucky Kingdom last month, issued a statement updating the details of her medical condition Tuesday. The statement reports that Kaitlyn’s right foot has successfully been reattached at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she remains in stable condition. “We were not able to reattach the left lower extremity due to the severity of...