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  • The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget

    12/02/2015 11:09:43 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 36 replies
    There was a time in my life twenty years ago when I was driving a cab for a living. It was a cowboy's life, a gambler's life, a life for someone who wanted no boss, constant movement and the thrill of a dice roll every time a new passenger got into the cab. What I didn't count on when I took the job was that it was also a ministry. Because I drove the night shift, my cab became a rolling confessional. Passengers would climb in, sit behind me in total anonymity and tell me of their lives. We were...
  • The hot-hot-hot pages of the 2016 NYC Taxi Drivers calendar

    11/19/2015 11:27:07 AM PST · by Talisker · 20 replies
  • Taco Bell Fires Marketing Manager Who Was Caught on Video Punching an Uber Driver

    11/03/2015 1:03:44 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 25 replies ^ | November 2, 2015, 6:33 PM EST | Christopher Heine is the Digital Editor for Adweek.
    Taco Bell has fired Benjamin Golden, a senior marketing manager who was caught on video physically assaulting an Uber driver in the Los Angeles area on Oct. 30. In a three-and-a-half-minute clip—which has accrued more than 400,000 YouTube views—Golden appears to be too intoxicated to reveal his destination to his driver, Edward Caban. Caban eventually pulled over into a parking lot and told the 32-year-old marketer to get out of the car, which Golden initially refused to do before punching and slapping the driver while also grabbing his hair. Golden, a resident of Newport Beach, Calif., got out of the...
  • Uber is vaporizing the taxi industry so a new startup is raising $250 million to help cabs compete

    10/26/2015 8:09:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/26/2015 | Maya Kosoff
    Uber is crushing the taxi industry that has dominated New York City and other cities for so many years. Data from the Taxi and Limousine Commission analyzed by the New York Daily News shows total trips in the first half of 2015 were down 10 percent to 77 million, compared to same period last year. Revenues from yellow cab fares have declined as well. And in July, there were 100,000 Uber trips in New York City per day, a 4x increase from last summer. It's hard for taxis to compete with Uber, the ubiquitous car-hailing service said to...
  • Uber Shows How Free Markets, Not Regulations, Protect Consumers

    09/03/2015 6:18:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    IBD ^ | 09/03/2015 | JOHN MERLINE
    It's no wonder cities like New York have been so hostile to Uber. As economist Mark Perry details in a post on his Carpe Diem site, the introduction of Uber and other app-based ride-sharing services has led to a collapse in the price of New York City's taxi medallions. For those who don't know, a cabbie needs one of these limited-edition medallions to operate in the city. As a result, the price for a New York taxicab medallion has been astronomical reaching more than $1 million in 2013. There's even a company, Medallion Financial, that handles loans needed to...
  • The War on Uber

    07/22/2015 5:55:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | July 22, 2015 | John Stossel
    Hillary Clinton gave a speech warning that the new "sharing economy" of businesses such as the rideshare company Uber is "raising hard questions about workplace protections." Democrats hate what labor unions hate, and a taxi drivers' union hates Uber, too. Its NYC website proclaims, "Uber has the money. But we are the PEOPLE!" The taxi cartels, which provide inferior service and are micromanaged by government, don't like getting competition from efficient companies like Uber. Clinton didn't mention Uber by name, but we don't have to wonder which company she meant. The New York Times reports that Clinton contacted Uber and...
  • 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed

    05/24/2015 7:08:06 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 119 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 24, 2015
    US mathematician John Nash, whose life story was turned into the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash, local media has reported. Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia were both killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, the reports said. The mathematician is renowned for his work in game theory, winning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994. His breakthroughs in maths - and his struggles with schizophrenia - were the focus of the film.
  • Bob Simons driver had dead arm, 9 license suspensions

    02/13/2015 5:38:54 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/13/15 | By Larry Celona, Georgett Roberts and Jamie Schram
    Bob Simons driver had dead arm, 9 license suspensions CBS newsman Bob Simons black-car driver was a rookie with nine license suspensions who is suspected of speeding during the fatal crash and had just one hand on the wheel because he had a dead left arm from a suicide attempt, sources said Thursday. Investigators believe Abdul Reshad Fedahi, a 44-year-old Afghan immigrant who lives in a homeless shelter, mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake after sideswiping a car on the West Side Highway at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, law-enforcement sources said. He hit the gas pedal instead...
  • Pictured: Cab driver who had his license suspended nine times before he crashed and killed Bob Simon

    02/12/2015 2:12:34 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2015 | Louise Boyle
    The cab driver in the crash which killed veteran CBS correspondent Bob Simon had his license suspended at least half a dozen times prior to the fatal accident, according to police sources. Reshad Abdul Fedahi, from Queens, New York, also had two previous traffic convictions, NBC reported. The license suspensions had been cleared up, authorities also said, and Mr Fedahi, 44, was driving on a probationary license. Daily Mail Online was awaiting a comment from the Taxi and Limousine Commission on the driver's previous suspensions but the agency earlier confirmed that Fedahis probationary license had been suspended pending the outcome...
  • London Taxi Chief Compares Cyclists To Islamic State Militants

    02/06/2015 3:38:59 PM PST · by Theoria · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 06 Feb 2015 | Krishnadev Calamur
    Add this to the list of evidence about, shall we call it, the rivalry between motorists and cyclists: The head of London's taxi drivers' association has compared cyclists to members of the self-described Islamic State. Steve McNamara's comments come just days after London cleared the way for the spread of segregated bike lanes and dedicated traffic signals. "The loonies out there in the cycling world, they're almost the sort of ISIS of London," McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, told LBC Radio. "Their views and their politics if you are not with them and we...
  • Police: Man calls taxi after robbing bank

    01/22/2015 12:18:21 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies ^ | January 22, 2015
    COLUMBIA, S.C. ( A man arrested and charged in connection with a bank robbery on Dutch Square Boulevard appeared to have just about everything with the incident planned out -- that is, except his getaway. Police say Darrell Lee Daniels, 37, walked into the Wells Fargo bank at 101 Dutch Square Boulevard shortly before noon with the intent to steal money. He allegedly passed a note to a clerk indicating that he was armed, and demanded cash.
  • Driver: The Taxi and Limousine Commission ruined my life

    11/28/2014 6:40:43 PM PST · by TBP · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 27, 2014 | 10:15pm | Rebecca Harshbarger and Daniel Prendergast
    A Pennsylvania limo driver says he lost his job, and his life was destroyed, when a ruthless undercover TLC inspector pulled a sting on him and seized his employers car at JFK Airport, leaving him stranded for days. Michael Davis, 49, his wife and two young sons are now facing eviction from their Allentown, Pa., home after he was forced to fork over thousands of dollars to his former employer, who sued him for losing the town car. It messed up my life, Davis told The Post, referring to his May 14 run-in with Felicia Harper, a member of the...
  • The Knowledge, Londons Legendary Taxi-Driver Test, Puts Up a Fight in the Age of GPS

    11/10/2014 4:11:45 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 Nov 2014 | JODY ROSEN
    The examination to become a London cabbie is possibly the most difficult test in the world demanding years of study to memorize the labyrinthine citys 25,000 streets and any business or landmark on them. As GPS and Uber imperil this tradition, is there an argument for learning as an end in itself? At 10 past 6 on a January morning a couple of winters ago, a 35-year-old man named Matt McCabe stepped out of his house in the town of Kenley, England, got on his Piaggio X8 motor scooter, and started driving north. McCabes destination was Stour Road, a...
  • Friend: Andy Kaufman Is Still Alive

    09/28/2014 10:09:08 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    Friend: Andy Kaufman is still alive Could faking his own death be Andy Kaufman's biggest joke yet? In 1980, legendary comedian Andy Kaufman and his writing partner, Bob Zmuda, wrote a script for a film called “The Tony Clifton Story,” based on a character of Kaufman’s. On Page 124, there is a block of dialogue intended for Kaufman to speak as himself, informing viewers of Clifton’s demise. Among the lines: “On June 12, 1980 . . . Tony Clifton, at the age of 45, died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Hollywood, California.” Four years later, at age 35, Kaufman himself would,...
  • Priorities: Germany bans Uber, ride-sharing services

    09/03/2014 7:07:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/03/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    <p>Imagine this line in a German accent: “[T]he driver has to play by the German rules.” Shudder.</p> <p>The online car-sharing service Uber has vowed to continue operating across Germany after its mobile app was banned by a Frankfurt regional court.</p>
  • 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 citys 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 · 7 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 Nissans Exclusive Contract To Supply New York Citys 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 Nissans 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 Citys 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 - 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 Hizzoners planned Taxi of Tomorrow vowing to destroy your f--king industry when he leaves office, The Post has learned.snipBloombergs 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. Londons 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,readheadlovers... 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 eventsfrom every single day of her life, even from an early age... She's got a fitness website these days, Show 'em your stuffElaine...(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 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 Departments 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 / ^ | 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:
  • 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.

    12/24/2009 1:16:03 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 663+ views
    INTERNET ^ | 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 ^ | 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 WASHINGTONYitbarek 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 couldnt 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...