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  • Uber Wants to Create 50,000 Jobs, Take 400,000 Cars Off the Road in Europe This Year

    01/18/2015 1:42:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    re/code ^ | January 18, 2015 | Ina Fried
    Uber chief Travis Kalanick said he wants to expand operations in Europe and, in the process, create 50,000 jobs and take 400,000 personal vehicles off the road. Kalanick said the ride-sharing service isn’t opposed to regulation, but wants “progressive regulation” that promotes safe and affordable rides and generates tax revenue without limiting competition. Cities around the globe have been going after Uber and other services, using a mix of existing regulations and new laws. “We want to make 2015 the year where we establish a new partnership with (European Union) cities,” Kalanick said, speaking Sunday at the DLD Conference in...
  • Canada: Muslim Cabbies Refuse Blind With Dogs

    12/12/2013 10:57:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    INN ^ | 12/13/2013, 12:14 AM | Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
    In Saskatoon, Canada, Muslim taxi drivers are refusing to give rides to blind people with seeing-eye dogs. The drivers have been citing religious grounds, saying dogs are considered “unclean” animals in Islam. […] Muslim antagonism towards dogs is not a new thing in Canada. In 2012, Toronto police arrested a Jew after he shoved back a Muslim who had punched him for not moving his “unclean” dog further away from Muslim women during an anti-Israel rally. …
  • Free Taxi Cabs

    10/26/2013 8:29:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 26, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    Until recently the taxi cab business in virtually every city in the country functioned like a medieval guild. And as Adam Smith might have predicted, we consumers are worse off for it. But for me at least, things have changed. Say I need a ride to the airport. I can tap an icon on my cellphone and a car will arrive, usually within five minutes. I normally take whatever vehicle is available; and that's most likely a black town car. But if I have several passengers with me and we have a lot of luggage, I can order a van....
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 400 Australian police arrest Islamic extremists planning to 'kill as many soldiers as possible'

    08/04/2009 3:35:51 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 12 replies · 1,273+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 4, 2009 | Richard Shears
    Hundreds of police swooped on suspected terrorists in Melbourne early today amid fears suicide attacks were about to be launched on army bases in Australia. Police from around the country were quietly moved to Melbourne before launching their raids on homes in at least seven suburbs. Several men of Somali and Lebanese backgrounds were arrested and were expected to appear in court later on terrorism-related charges. Plot uncovered: A hooded terror suspect is driven to Melbourne police headquarters this morning Police sources said it would be claimed the men were planning to attack a barracks in western Sydney and other...
  • Warden Message: Guayaquil, Ecuador Taxicab Warning

    04/25/2009 5:32:01 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 871+ views ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Taxi Cab Jihad In America: Separation of Mosque & Airport

    02/28/2007 10:59:06 AM PST · by roguejew1965 · 22 replies · 1,112+ views
    MensNewsDaily.Com ^ | 02/28/07 | Ze'ev Haas
    Taxi Cab Drivers Gone Wild! Cab Drivers in the Islamic State of Minnesota are refusing to carry customers who have alcohol and Blind people with seeing eye dogs. In the home of country western music last month, a cab driver took it upon himself try and eliminate two infidels from the planet by using his taxi as a weapon of mass destruction. Ibrahim Sheikh Ahmed, a cab driver in Nashville, Tennessee is on trial for Attempted Murder for using his taxi cab to run over his two passengers that he decided he didn’t like because of what appears to be...
  • Airport cab drivers may have licenses suspended for refusing to carry fares

    01/03/2007 10:26:53 PM PST · by Man50D · 47 replies · 1,446+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | January 3, 2007 | TAD VEZNER
    Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport officials say too many cabdrivers are refusing to carry airport travelers, apparently due to religious beliefs. So during a Wednesday meeting of the Metropolitan Airports Commission's management and operations committee, officials suggested a heavy-fisted solution — drivers who refused such fares would have their airport licenses suspended. Airport director Steve Wareham asked the committee to suggest to the full commission that they slate public hearings on whether to revise its taxi ordinance. The revision would suspend the airport license of any cabdriver refusing a passenger who is not life-threatening or intoxicated. Suspension would last 30 days...
  • Airport Wants To Crack Down On (Muslim) Taxi Drivers (Minneapolis)

    01/03/2007 6:00:28 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 62 replies · 1,936+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/3/07 | John Reinan
    Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport wants to crack down on Muslim taxi drivers who refuse to carry alcohol or service dogs in their cabs. At a meeting Wednesday of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, airport staff asked the commission to give the go-ahead for public hearings on a tougher policy that would suspend the licenses of drivers who refuse service for any reason other than safety concerns. Drivers who refuse to accept passengers transporting alcohol or service dogs would have their airport licenses suspended 30 days for the first offense and two years for the second offense, according to a revised taxi...
  • Hybrid Taxis Encounter Catch-22 of Regulation (NYC, where else?)

    06/17/2005 9:07:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 861+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 17, 2005 | SEWELL CHAN
    Last October, New York City officials held a special auction of 27 heavily discounted taxi medallions that could be used only with cabs powered by natural gas or by a combination of gasoline and electricity. Eighteen of the licenses were sold, at an average price of $222,743, one-third less than the cost of a regular medallion. The Taxi and Limousine Commission praised the program as a first step toward the reduction of harmful emissions. One problem: The commission never got around to approving any alternative-fuel vehicles for use as taxicabs. It is now trying to back away from the sale,...
  • Shot livery driver told wife he was in Kuwait

    02/09/2004 1:22:13 AM PST · by sarcasm · 20 replies · 333+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 9, 2004 | TONY SCLAFANI and BILL EGBERT
    A livery driver with a mysterious personal life was seriously wounded yesterday in Queens, becoming the first livery hack shot on the job in more than a year. Police have neither suspect nor motive in the 2:30 a.m. wounding of Michael Goldberg, 36, at 253rd St. and 147th Drive, in Rosedale. But the incident was even more puzzling to his wife, who said she had believed Goldberg was in Kuwait with his parents. Kate Bontoyan, 52, rushed to her husband's side in the intensive care unit at Mary Immaculate Hospital, where he communicated by writing notes. She said he went...