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  • Cabbie Accused of Avoiding 3,000 Bridge Tolls by Tailgating Car in Front of Him

    04/20/2014 11:32:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    NBC New York ^ | April 17, 2014
    A New York City taxi driver is accused of avoiding bridge tolls more than 3,000 times in two years by tailgating cars in front of him and slipping through the tollbooth before the barrier came down, prosecutors said Thursday. The 69-year-old driver, Rodolfo Sanchez, is charged with third-degree larceny, theft of services and fifth-degree possession of stolen property, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
  • Council places limits on number of rideshare drivers

    03/18/2014 9:20:42 AM PDT · by relictele · 9 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 17 Mar 2014 | Alexa Vaughn
    Seattle Monday became the first city in the country to limit drivers for Lyft, uberX and Sidecar, in what will eventually be an overhaul of all of the city’s ride-service rules. The regulations, approved unanimously by the City Council, will limit each company to 150 drivers on the road at the same time, collectively capping them at 450.
  • FBI: Terror Suspect Plotted Fuel Attack

    06/03/2004 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Allan · 6 replies · 363+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 3, 2004 | John Solomon
    FBI: Terror suspect plotted fuel attackAl-Marabh planned to blow up tunnelJail informant reported `martyr' bid JOHN SOLOMONASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Nabil al-Marabh, who ran a print shop with his uncle in Toronto, plotted to steal a fuel tanker truck and blow it up in one of the heavily travelled tunnels between New Jersey and Manhattan, FBI documents allege. Al-Marabh, 36, was arrested Sept. 19, 2001, in Chicago in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. His arrest prompted an RCMP raid of his uncle's copy shop on Charles St. in Toronto. The U.S. deported him...
  • It Costs Over $1 Million For A Licensed NYC Taxi

    11/19/2013 8:37:05 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 11/19/2013 | Zac Estrada
    Cab fares around Manhattan can be ridiculous, that's expected. But imagine paying more than $1 million just to own a licensed taxi in New York City. That's the reality now.The New York Times reported that the city's first taxi medallion auction since 2008 netted $200 million for the sale of 200 of the licenses, making the average price of entry to legally drive one of the roughly 15,000 yellow cabs is almost double what it was at that last auction. The medallion system goes back to the 1930s and was designed to keep the number of cabs limited to...
  • Et Tu, Drunk Bro? "Julius Caesar" Jailed for Taxi Tyranny

    11/02/2013 2:13:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu., Oct. 31 2013 | Erin Sherbert
    Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears. Earlier this week, a 38-year-old man dressed as Julius Caesar was arrested after allegedly channeling his inner tyrant and fighting with San Francisco cops in the Richmond District. According to police, the incident happened at about 3:20 a.m. on Sunday when the suspect had hopped a ride with a Lyft driver at 26th Avenue and Geary Boulevard. The Lyft driver called the cops after the fake Julius Caesar allegedly made drunken advances toward him, making things a little uncomfortable in the car. Police arrived at the scene where they found the suspect just...
  • Gay couple told to leave taxi after kiss files complaint

    10/28/2013 2:59:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 28, 2013 | Mary Wisniewski
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A gay couple filed a human rights complaint on Monday against a Chicago-area taxi company because a driver told them to leave his cab after they kissed in the back seat. The couple, Matthew McCrea, 30, of Chicago, and Steven White, 29, of West Hollywood, California, say they had exchanged a brief kiss in the back of a Sun Taxi cab when the driver pulled over on a busy expressway on a rainy night and told them to get out.
  • Judge Throws Out Nissan’s Exclusive Contract To Supply New York City’s Taxi Cabs

    10/10/2013 5:24:58 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 7 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 10/10/2013 | TTAC Staff
    A New York State Supreme Court judge on Tuesday voided Nissan’s contract with New York Citys’ Taxi and Limousine Commission that would have forced taxicab operators to buy and use taxis based on the Nissan NV200 van. Judge Shlomo Hagler said that the commission “exceeded its authority” by awarding Nissan the exclusive ten year contract to supply New York City’s taxis. The ruling was the outcome of a lawsuit filed against the commission by the Greater New York Taxi Association. Nissan beat out Ford and a Turkish company in a 2011 competition to win the contract, part of NYC Mayor...
  • Nairobi Explosive 'same as Kampala bomb'

    10/02/2013 11:48:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    MONITOR.co.ug - News ^ | October 3, 2013 01:00 | by Maureen Kakah
    Nairobi. SNIPPET: “An explosive found in a Nairobi matatu (taxi) was similar to the one used in a Kampala attack and two city bombings, a court heard on Tuesday. The object weighing 10kgs, was an improvised explosive device designed to be exploded at a target by either a suicide bomber or by remote control via a cellphone, a police officer, who presented bomb experts’ findings, said. “The device was complete with all the components of an improvised explosive device and was designed to function to maximum destruction of property and life,” the officer said. He told the court that the...
  • Andy Kaufman fans believe he's ALIVE after photos turn up showing mystery man in New Mexico 27 years

    05/23/2013 6:27:02 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Andy Kaufman fans believe he's ALIVE after photos turn up showing mystery man in New Mexico 27 years after comedian's sudden 'death' In a tale no different from the likes of Elvis Presley sightings or Bigfoot, late comedy entertainer Andy Kaufman is said to be alive and living well in New Mexico. Kaufman, whose abrupt cancer death in May of 1984 left fans, friends and foes alike wondering if it were all an act even at his funeral, would be 64-years old if alive today. For some, mysterious photos taken of a grey-haired man in Albuquerque suggest he
  • Mike unleashes a ‘hail’ storm (Bloomberg threatens to "destroy your 'f'n' industry")

    05/22/2013 4:27:21 AM PDT · by Oratam · 53 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 22, 2013 | Emily Smith
    Mayor Bloomberg went on a spitting-mad rant against a city cab-fleet boss who won a court victory over Hizzoner’s planned “Taxi of Tomorrow” — vowing to “destroy your f--king industry” when he leaves office, The Post has learned.snipBloomberg’s tirade included the warning that, “After January, I am going to destroy all you f--king guys.”
  • San Diego jury convicts 4 Somali immigrants of providing to support to terrorist group

    02/22/2013 9:33:19 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 2_22 | AP
    Those convicted Friday include 40-year-old Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, who prosecutors said used his connections as a popular imam at a mosque in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood to raise money for the group. The other defendants were two San Diego taxi drivers, 36-year-old Basaaly Saeed Moalin and 56-year-old Issa Doreh, and 37-year-old Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud of Anaheim, whose financial transfer business Shidaal Express was used to route the money, prosecutors said. Government attorneys played tapes of telephone calls, many of them between Moalin and the late Aden Hashi Ayrow, who was among the top leaders of al-Shabaab until he...
  • Arab ‘Taxi Terrorist’ Runs over Policeman

    12/23/2012 4:08:07 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/12/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Jerusalem police shot and wounded a Jerusalem Arab taxi driver-turned terrorist Sunday morning after he ran into a Border Police officer, wounding him in his leg. The driver, approximately age 21, approached a police station in Jabel Mukaber, in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood near Talpiot. After the taxi cab hit a supply truck at the entrance to the police station, a Border Police officer began talking to the driver, who then put the cab in reverse and then back into the drive position, aiming at the Border Police officer. Jerusalem police at the scene immediately opened fire. Both the Border...
  • Austin-Based Hizballah-Linked Nightclub Owners Convicted

    10/24/2012 2:49:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    SNIPPET: "Actually, two have been convicted by a jury for using their nightclubs to launder the proceeds of drug and weapons deals, one was acquitted of money laundering but has pled guilty to a drug trafficking charge, and one of those convicted of money laundering has now been charged with tax evasion. And that's not to mention the failure to pay state liquor taxes and fees, the unsolved murder of a one-time business partner, and various immigration-related issues. Money was transferred in to a relative and known Hizballah operative in Lebanon, and there are strong ties to the Lebanese expat...
  • London Cab drivers create gridlock in Olympic Games Lane protest

    07/17/2012 12:12:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07/17/2012 | By David Millward
    Blaring their horns, the cabbies took their case to Parliament Square, creating gridlock in the heart of the capital. with the jam swiftly spreading to Millbank and Whitehall. London’s iconic black cabs are being excluded from the 30 miles of games lanes, which have been reserved for Olympic competitors, officials and sponsors. Dubbed “Zil lanes” by critics, they come into force on Wednesday next week. Drivers who transgress face a £130 fine. The restrictions will ban drivers from the lanes, making journey times across the capital longer and dearer for passengers. Many cab drivers have said they will leave London...
  • Lost in Space: NASA's Sixty-three Million Dollar Russian Taxi Rides

    04/19/2012 2:48:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlantic Council ^ | 4/19/12 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    The Space Shuttle Discovery flying piggyback on a Boeing 747 for its “Last Hurrah” flight around the Washington Monument and the White House was a grim reminder of misplaced and misspent priorities. The storied 30-year space shuttle program, which began with the launch of Columbia, April 12, 1981, ended last July, when Atlantis landed back on Earth. Since then, the price of a Russian taxi ride aboard the Soyuz to reach the International Space Station has skyrocketed from $55.8 million per seat — with a guarantee of no less than six trips to 12 round trips — to $63 million...
  • TV Girls I Had a Crush On When I Was 15: Elaine Nardo (Marilu Henner) on TAXI!

    10/14/2011 9:57:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 97 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 14, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    This one's for you, readhead lovers... Marilu Henner as 'Elaine Nardo' on Taxi (1975-1983): Man, I absolutely loved this show, seen every episode 3x by now... Trivia: Marilu Henner is an accomplished dancer that started classes at age two. She played "Marty" in the original Chicago stage production of "Grease"(1971), before it moved onto Broadway and Hollywood fame. She also possesses a rare ability called hyperthymesia: a form of super-memory that allows her to recall specific autobiographical events from every single day of her life, even from an early age... She's got a fitness website these days, Marilu.com Show 'em your stuff  Elaine... (cue 1:40):...
  • The Cost Of Buying Into New York City's Taxi Guild Has Tripled Since 2002

    08/08/2011 8:21:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/08/2011 | Vincent Trivett
    The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission just sold two taxi licenses at auction for the record price of $705,000, according to the NY Post. An aluminium plate on the hood of a yellow cab, the taxi medallion is a license to legally pick up passengers that informally hail cabs from the sidewalk. This privilege is reserved for the 13,237 licensed yellow-cab operators. This system works very well for those that are in the system, much like a cartel or a medieval guild. It benefits those that are in the system at the expense of other drivers that might want...
  • UK: Taxi driver shouts "All Jewish children must die" outside Jewish school

    07/19/2011 6:26:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/19/11 | Pamela Geller
    More inter-faith dialogue from the religion of peace and tolerance. Islamic Jew-hatred, it's pious, brother. UK: Taxi driver shouts "All Jewish children must die" outside Jewish school (Jihadwatch): Taha Osman lost his temper and his Islamic antisemitism overflowed at those whom the Qur'an calls the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82). "Why is that man shouting at you mummy? Taxi driver hurled racist abuse at mums outside Jewish school in Crumpsall," from the Manchester Evening News, July 19 (thanks to Barry): A taxi driver ranted racial abuse outside a Jewish school after getting stuck in a traffic jam. Taha Osman...
  • Grease star Jeff Conaway dead at 60 (Grease and Taxi actor)

    05/27/2011 11:52:21 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05-27-11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Grease star Jeff Conaway died today after a drug overdose sent him into a coma two weeks ago. His family are understood to have decided to turn off his life support machine yesterday. His ex-girlfriend Vikki Lizzi, who claims she has power of attorney over the 60-year-old, tried to block the move. The actor, who famously played Kenickie in the hit 1978 film, has been in a deep coma since taking an overdose of painkillers earlier this month. Conaway's family, who have kept a vigil at the Los Angeles hospital over the past two weeks, have been told by doctors...
  • Wounded man hails taxi, goes to hospital

    12/08/2010 7:50:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 8, 2010 | Deanese Williams-Harris
  • The Taxi of Tomorrow

    11/15/2010 6:04:22 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 15, 2010 | Fox News
    New York City's fleet of yellow cabs is about to get a makeover. Currently over 16 different vehicles are approved for use, from the Toyota Prius to the ubiquitous Ford Crown Victoria, but starting in 2013 one vehicle will begin to replace them all. With a final decision to come next year, the contenders for the title of Taxi of Tomorrow have been narrowed down to three.
  • Illegal Alien Arrives in a Taxi, Under a Blanket

    10/19/2010 12:04:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Eman Al Baik
    The Dubai Criminal Court heard the testimony of the third accused in the case of three Bengalis - two men and a woman - who are accused of human trafficking and forcing women into prostitution. They were trapped by an Omani national in co-ordination with Dubai Police. MMS, 29, cook; ZAJ, 29, jobless, and HAR, 27, a clerk; were accused of human trafficking and forcing AAI, 29, a Bengali housemaid into prostitution. HAR has been accused of holding the victim illegally, too. In the previous hearing, the two men MMS, 29, cook, and HAR, 27, clerk, denied the accusations. On...
  • Car bomb explodes in Derry [Ireland, outside a police station]

    08/03/2010 2:50:11 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 18+ views
    IRISH TIMES.com- Breaking News ^ | Last Updated: Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 07:10 | n/a
    "Car bomb explodes in Derry" IRISH TIMES REPORTERS SNIPPET: "A car bomb has exploded outside a police station in the North. The blast occurred at about 3.20am in a taxi which had been parked outside Strand Road police station in Derry. Damage was caused to the station and the perimeter wall but no one was injured in the incident. The explosion follows a telephone warning that a device had been planted in front of the station. According to the PSNI, a taxi driver was approached by two men on Cook Street at about 3am, one of whom had a gun....
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • Conn. cops: Woman tried to use 911 as taxi service

    04/25/2010 4:47:27 PM PDT · by thecodont · 16 replies · 706+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Sunday, April 25, 2010 | Associated Press
    Police in one Connecticut city have a warning for nightclub patrons: Don't call 911 for a ride home. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/04/25/national/a121742D83.DTL&tsp=1#ixzz0m9u0aUHT
  • Car Bomb At Barracks In Belfast - Police

    04/11/2010 5:59:11 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 50 replies · 1,146+ views
    Sky News ^ | April 11, 2010 | Andy Jack
    Police say a car bomb has exploded outside a British Army barracks in Northern Ireland. The blast was behind Palace Barracks in Holywood, Belfast, at 12.24am and is described as "ongoing". Reporting from the scene, Sky's Ireland correspondent Vicky Hawthorne said: "Police are not confirming this but there are unconfirmed reports of some injuries on the ground.
  • Norway: 1000 Muslim Cabbies Strike Over Mohammad Cartoons

    02/06/2010 6:18:55 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 36 replies · 732+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | February 6th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    This time the protest was peaceful, but once again we see how fast Muslims rally together for their cause. We need to do the same thing and rally our people against Islam before they takeover the West, just like they did the Middle East.
  • CUE VIOLINS: 'LETTER FROM ISMAIL ROYER "I AM GOING TO SUPER-MAX"'

    12/24/2009 1:16:03 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 663+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | December 23, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "...let's get back to the woeful tale of Bro. Ismail Royer, as presented at the Umar Lee blog:" SNIPPET: "Mr. Royer, formerly associated with CAIR, is currently serving a 20 year sentence for his work on behalf of designated Terrorist group Lashkar e Taiba. Lashkar e Taiba is notable among other things for having killed 171 people in Mumbai in 2008, among many other atrocities."
  • It was the holy time, so I had to grope the lady

    12/04/2009 1:26:26 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,343+ views
    (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, December 4, 2009) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | December 3, 2009 5:57 AM | Posted by Robert
    It was the holy time, so I had to grope the lady SNIPPET: "He was yesterday found guilty of the aggravated indecent assault of a 23-year-old woman who suffers cerebral palsy and epilepsy." SNIPPET: "Magistrate Jennifer Betts said Qazizada claimed he was a devout Muslim who was fasting when the attack occurred in September last year. " 'Men don't even touch their wives (during Ramadan)', were his words," Ms Betts said in Ryde Local Court." SNIPPET: "As she struggled to get out of his taxi, Qazizada squeezed the woman's breasts several times. Throughout the assault, he asked the woman: "Are...
  • Crabby cabby boots same-sex lovebirds (Taxi driver boots gay lovers for making out on back sit)

    11/06/2009 4:13:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1,573+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/5/2009 | KIRSTEN FLEMING, TOM NAMAKO and REUVEN FENTON
    <p>An overzealous cabby allegedly booted a gay couple when he spotted the duo sharing a warm embrace in the back of his cold car.</p> <p>Paul Bruno and his partner hailed the yellow cab Monday night at 13th Street and First Avenue and sat close, Bruno told The Post.</p>
  • Thirty-Nine Individuals Charged with Conspiring to Bribe Chair of D.C. Taxicab Commission

    10/09/2009 11:46:04 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 374+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Thirty-Nine Individuals Charged with Conspiring to Bribe Chair of D.C. Taxicab Commission WASHINGTON—Yitbarek Syume, 51, of Silver Spring, Maryland, Berhane Leghese, 47, of Arlington, Virginia, and Amanuel Ghirmazion, 53, of Hyattsville, Maryland, were indicted on bribery charges on October 1, 2009, by a grand jury sitting in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, announced Acting United States Attorney Channing D. Phillips and FBI Assistant Director in Charge Joseph Persichini, Jr. The indictments, unsealed today, allege that Syume, Leghese, and Ghirmazion, conspired to bribe the Chairperson of the District of...
  • D.C. taxi probe yields more arrests: Drivers charged with conspiring to bribe commission head

    10/03/2009 6:45:45 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies · 496+ views
    Washinton Times ^ | Oct 3, 2009 | Matthew Cella
    Federal law-enforcement authorities Friday unsealed indictments against 39 D.C. taxicab drivers, charging them with conspiring to bribe the head of the city's taxicab commission in a widening criminal investigation into the industry. The indictments come just over a week after the chief of staff for D.C. Council member Jim Graham was charged with accepting bribes from a person with a financial stake in the taxicab industry to promote favorable taxicab legislation. * * * The indictments unsealed Friday charge that the men attempted to bribe Taxicab Commission Chairman Leon J. Swain Jr., who is identified by title but not by...
  • Taxi driver forces man to enter airport naked after fare dispute

    09/25/2009 3:48:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 1,028+ views
    The Local ^ | September 25, 2009
    A Leipzig man was forced to traipse through the Munich Airport naked after an enraged taxi driver took all of his possessions when he couldn’t pay his entire fare, daily Bild reported on Friday.
  • Cabbies threat to military security

    09/13/2009 4:35:21 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 530+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 11, 2009 | Steve Lewis and Ian McPhedran
    MILITARY bases and navy ships will be turned into virtual fortresses under plans to beef-up security in the wake of a major terrorist plot. Taxi drivers and other members of the public will be banned from entering military bases without getting high-level clearance after an urgent review found Australia's frontline defence facilities were among the least protected in the world. The top-secret review also found Australia's top defence brass would be vulnerable to a terrorist strike and recommended their leafy military showpiece, at Duntroon in Canberra, be turned into a secure compound. Among sweeping reforms, the review calls for bases...
  • Taxi Explodes in Midtown

    09/03/2009 6:39:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 953+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Thu, Sep 3, 2009 | Hasani Gittens
    It was an amazing scene just blocks north of Times Square Thursday morning as a yellow cab caught fire and exploded, but no injuries were reported and the driver escaped unharmed, fire officials said. The cab was parked at the corner of 53rd Street and 7th Avenue when a small fire erupted in the car around 9:30 a.m, fire officials said. The fire spread to the gas tank, causing the vehicle to explode. Huge plumes of gray smoke were seen billowing from the front of the burning car. The blaze frightened pedestrians and office workers in the area, but there...
  • Warden Message: Guayaquil, Ecuador Taxicab Warning

    04/25/2009 5:32:01 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 871+ views
    OSAC.gov ^ | April 24, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Guayaquil, Ecuador Taxicab Warning CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Americas - Ecuador 24 Apr 2009 Printer Friendly Email Article RELATED REPORTS 23 Apr 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: ECUADOR NATIONAL ELECTIONS- APRIL 26 12 Feb 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: CAUTION URGED OVER ECUADOR'S CHAQUINAN CYCLING PATH 29 Jan 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: QUITO, ECUADOR, HOME INVASIONS 16 Jan 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: ECUADOR DEMONSTRATION JANUARY 20 14 Jan 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: QUITO, ECUADOR, PROTESTS ANTICIPATED JANUARY 15 U.S. Consulate Guayaquil released the following Warden Message on...
  • Threats made against Chabad headquarters in New York

    01/23/2009 3:42:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies · 481+ views
    Chabad.Info via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | January 23, 2009 | n/a
    January 23, 2009 The site, www.revolutionmuslim.com which featured the threat is run by Yousef Al-Khattab, a New York City cab driver who operates the extremist Islamic anti-American Web site that features violent images on a daily basis: From the Statue of Liberty, with an ax blade cutting through her side; to a video mocking the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl, entitled “Daniel Pearl I am Happy Your Dead “; or the latest speech from Sheikh Abdullah Faisal, an extremist Muslim cleric convicted in the UK and later deported for soliciting the murder of non-Muslims. The latest - a cartoon-like...
  • Frightening Text Messages Being Forwarded Around NY Jews:EXCLUSIVE FREEPER UPDATE INCLUDED

    01/05/2009 4:12:38 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 635 replies · 23,661+ views
    Yeshiva World News ^ | Jan 2, 2009 and Jan 5, 2009 | Yehuda Drudgestein - YWN
    UPDATED - ALERT - Frightening Text Messages Being Forwarded Around NY Jews January 2, 2009 3:00PM EST: [UPDATE BELOW] With the situation in Gaza deteriorating by the day, and anti-semitism rampant around the world, thousands of NY Jews were frightened upon receiving the following text message which has been going around on Friday afternoon: “A Jewish woman gave a tip to a Muslim taxi driver and out of appreciation he warned her not to go to Manhattan next week Wednesday.” YWN has reached out to high-ranking members of the NYPD, and have stated that although they received the same text...
  • Breaking : SHOOTOUTS IN MUMBAI [A lot of people killed and injured]

    11/26/2008 9:39:53 AM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 2,960 replies · 102,348+ views
    CNN IBN ^ | Wed, Nov 26, 2008
    Mumbai: At least 15 people have been injured in gunfights between two groups in at least three places in Mumbai on Thursday night. Details are sketchy but it is believed that two gangs fired at each other at outside CST Railway Terminus, Hotel Oberoi and the popular Café Leopold restaurant in Mumbai. The first shooting took place near the CST police station
  • BBC Radio host sacked after call to taxi firm requesting 'non-Asian' driver

    11/11/2008 3:53:32 PM PST · by Stoat · 21 replies · 377+ views
    A BBC Radio presenter has been sacked following a 'racist' call to a taxi firm, in which she requested a 'non-Asian' driver. Sam Mason told the operator that 'a guy with a turban would freak her daughter out'   insisting they send an English driver instead.The ex-glamour girl, 40, called the firm to order a taxi for her 14-year-old daughter off-air, while presenting her BBC Bristol radio show.After the operator branded her request 'racist', Mason insisted, claiming it wasn't the first time she had made the request.She said: 'A guy with a turban is going to freak her out. She's...
  • First Time FBI Calls Case an 'Honor Killing'

    10/14/2008 5:50:17 PM PDT · by radar101 · 17 replies · 695+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 14, 2008 | Maxim Lott
    Almost a year after two teenage girls were found dead — allegedly executed by their father — in the back seat of a taxicab in Texas, the FBI is saying for the first time that the case may have been an "honor killing." Sarah Said, 17, and her sister Amina, 18, were killed on New Year's Day, but for nine months authorities deflected questions about whether their father — the prime suspect and the subject of a nationwide manhunt — may have targeted them because of a perceived slight upon his honor. UNLAWFUL FLIGHT TO AVOID PROSECUTION - CAPITAL MURDER-...
  • INFILTRATED FBI FLIPS ON HONOR KILLING

    10/17/2008 4:18:44 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 4 replies · 431+ views
    Atlas Scrugs ^ | 10/17/08 | Pamela Geller
    INFILTRATED FBI FLIPS ON HONOR KILLING , BOWS TO ISLAM ATLAS CALLS FBI FBI CAVES TO CAIR. Will those sweet, dear brutalized girls ever get justice? They died in vain.. The West failed them in life and the West has failed them in death I reported a pig flying moment, in shock, when I joyfully posted here: PIG FLYING MOMENT: FBI "HONORS" AMINA AND SARAH SAID Well color me happy, the FBI is finally calling it an honor killing. Get a frickin clue, it only took, what? 10 months? Now catch and execute to the terrorist son of a bitch...
  • U.S. - Muslim Taxi Drivers Credited for Swinging the Senate...

    12/24/2006 4:27:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 1,271+ views
    The Muslim News ^ | December 24, 2006 | ZACHARY GORCHOW
    Muslim vote is powerful, group told Examples are cited in Dearborn BY ZACHARY GORCHOW FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER December 24, 2006 Muslims played a critical role in some key elections this year. But elected officials won't take them seriously if they don't continue to organize and turn out Muslim voters, two politically active Muslims said Saturday at a convention in Dearborn. If there are efforts to register Muslims to vote, educate them about the candidates and get them to the polls to vote for one candidate, politicians will court their support, Jameel Johnson, an aide to U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks,...
  • Threat Matrix: September 2008

    09/03/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 926 replies · 12,869+ views
    How The West Was Won The rapid and unexpected decline of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq was officially recognized this week, when Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force, turned operational control of Anbar Province over to the Iraqi army and police. Anbar, a vast expanse of desert the size of North Carolina, had been the stronghold of the Sunni insurgency. For years, foreign fighters loyal to al-Qaida had sneaked across Iraq's northwestern border with Syria, into Anbar and down a "rat line" of safe houses in Haditha, Ramadi and Hit. From Fallujah, the arch terrorist Zarqawi...
  • Bangor to consider raise for taxi drivers

    07/25/2008 9:41:55 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies · 170+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 7/25/08 | Dawn Gagnon
    BANGOR, Maine - The city’s taxicab drivers and owners didn’t have to do much convincing to get local officials to entertain their request for a pay raise. Like everyone else who depends on fuel, members of Bangor’s taxi industry say they are being driven to their knees by skyrocketing gasoline prices, which currently are close to $4 a gallon. For relief, they have turned to the City Council, which regulates how much they can charge.
  • NYC Taxi Drivers Demand $1 Fuel Surcharge;Bloomberg Administration Opposes Idea

    07/08/2008 11:28:47 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 30 replies · 83+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | July 8, 2008 | Marcia Kramer
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― New York City taxi cab drivers say soaring gas prices are threatening to drive them out of business, causing many to demand a $1 gas surcharge to be mandated. Some drivers are saying their cooking pots are empty and their incomes are falling as gas prices continue to rise. They want a surcharge immediately, and additional increases if pump prices continue to go up. "Why is it that taxi drivers are always treated as second-class citizens?" asked Bhairavi Desai, the Executive Director Taxi Workers Alliance. "Is it because the majority of drivers are people of color?...
  • US Military Finds Sailor in Slain Taxi Driver's Case: Report (JAPAN)

    03/21/2008 10:32:39 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies · 832+ views
    Today On Line (Japan) ^ | 22 March 2008 | Today On Line (Japan)
    US military finds sailor in slain taxi driver's case: report Weekend March 22, 2008 The US military Saturday took into custody a deserter in Japan wanted for questioning over the killing of a taxi driver, a report said.The US military, which has been looking for the sailor since early this month, informed Japan early Saturday that he was found in the military hub of Yokosuka near Tokyo, Kyodo News said, quoting police sources. The report said the sailor's credit card was found Wednesday in a parked taxi in which the 61-year-old driver was stabbed to death with a kitchen...
  • Taxi firm settles with blind man refused ride because of guide dog

    08/16/2007 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Alouette · 84 replies · 1,738+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | Aug. 16, 2007 | Kely Sinoski
    A blind Vancouver man who was shunned by a taxi driver who didn't want a guide dog in his cab has reached a $2,500 settlement with North Shore Taxi. Bruce Gilmour, 49, had called a cab from a West Vancouver coffee shop after a day of skiing in November 2006. But North Shore Taxi driver Behzad Saidy, a Muslim, refused to transport Gilmour and his golden retriever Arden, saying his religion prevents him from associating with dogs. Gilmour, who has been blind for 30 years, filed a human rights complaint, alleging discrimination. "I'm tired of defending my dignity," he said...
  • Shooting investigation leads police onto possible terror plot

    07/17/2007 10:21:17 PM PDT · by Lijahsbubbe · 12 replies · 714+ views
    5 Eyewitness News ^ | 07/17/2007 | Charlie Triemert, Web Producer
    A search warrant filed in Hennepin County connects a shooting investigation to a possible terror plot. According to court documents, four Somali teenage males were riding in a cab on June 24 the same night a man was shot in the chest around 9:00 p.m. Video surveillance at the Glendale Housing Projects captured the cab fleeing near the scene of the shooting. Police were able to identify the taxicab and located the vehicle at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport four days later. Inside the cab, police found a handwritten note describing acts of terrorism and bombings. Police questioned an 18-year-old relative...
  • Police renew focus on Muslim cabbies

    05/11/2007 6:58:05 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 18 replies · 764+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 5/1/2007 | staff
    With the arrest of a Philadelphia taxi cab driver in the Fort Dix terror plot, authorities are paying closer attention to Muslim cabbies, many of whom are militant believers, WND has learned. Mohamad Ibrahim Shnewer, a U.S. citizen born in Jordan, was charged earlier this week with conspiring to kill at least 100 soldiers on U.S. soil. The FBI says the 22-year-old drove a cab in Philadelphia. "My intent is to hit a heavy concentration of soldiers," said Shnewer, the alleged mastermind of the terror plot. Muslims account for the majority of cab drivers in many major U.S. cities –...