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Posted on December 20 at 9:14 a.m.
BestAirportOntimeCab - Let me cite your post for you since you're obviously challenged...
You said " Uber is great in other areas where the cabbies wear turbans and don 't speak english."
I'll let you wiggle your way out of this one...
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Posted on December 19 at 4:45 p.m.
LoonPT, what the heck are you talking about? The Loon in your name is obviously not a reference to the bird or the place but to your state of mind... Maybe you should move to a country where you can do what you want when you want with no regard for others... there are plenty of those south.
BestAirportOntimeCab, Uber is about convenience and collective monitoring. Its not about race, religion or location... You do realize that you just made a very racist and woefully ignorant statement about Sikh's? It was about as clear of a racist / bigoted remark as I have ever read... I hope you receive the warranted results of such an insipid statement and your business is branded as is it, run by a bigot. By the way, this is just what Uber does, it puts idiots like you out of business by removing you from the pool...
Weights and Measures is about assuring that idiots like you are not gaming the meter, its not about what rates you choose to charge. Which varies greatly based on which cab one happens to hop into... Another thing that Uber does better. Give the customer power to choose... before the car arrives.
Posted on December 19 at 3:24 p.m.
No guys, the fact that there is no regulation on actual taxi pricing by the city (unlike most cities in CA and every other state) is the reason that the prices are so high and there is such disparity between companies. It has NOTHING to do with your rants and rages against the nanny state or the cities anti business stance... most of which I happen to agree with BTW.
Let me be clear: Taxi prices are not regulated in SB but cabs are... so they allow any cab that registers with the city (pays the fees, taxes etc) to charge anything they want. That's not a good thing unless you have pricing transparency and competition, something that Uber brings to the market and hopefully with cause the taxi companies to compete on price and service... a good thing! But when it costs more to travel a few miles in SB than NYC, Boston, Philly, SF, Chicago and every other major city I travel to, something is amiss. I guess you guys dont get out of town very often...
Posted on December 19 at 2:10 p.m.
Taxis are more expensive in SB than any other city in the country. Not only are their prices ridiculous, there is no governance on their fees. So one company will charge $2 per mile, while another will charge $4... I've paid as much as $50 to go from the airport to Downtown as little as $25...
Uber will destroy these price gauging jerks and send the illegal immigrants packing. For not only are you the one in control with Uber, you get to rate the drivers and Uber fires those who are rated poorly.
Goodbye Surf Cab, you're outrageous prices are history!
Posted on December 19 at 10:57 a.m.
Foo, you're the guy always ranting about the Chumash on EdHat arent you? Man, you're one heck of a putz...
The people have spoken and yet the morons in power continue their which hunt. Good thing it will be moot in a year or two when the issue is once again on the state ballot. This time it will pass and marijuana will be legal. And just like Washington and Colorado, it will cause no increase in anything other than happiness and tax revenues.
Then all the ignorant, moronic indoctrinated fools whose understanding of the issue is derived from Nancy Reagan, DARE and few propagandizing TV commercials, will wither away in their misery and die off like the dinosaurs they are...
The Green Room was run by good folks, they sold a great product and they followed the law. Unlike the rest of you morons, they actually gave back to the community and provided a much needed service to the ill. And as if the number of marijuana users declined or the availability of the product... nope. Everything just went underground where the tax man cannot touch it.
Another stellar example of the hypocrisy of modern America.
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Posted on December 11 at 12:56 p.m.
Wow Mingee sounds like a real great guy (not). I guess paying people 180-250k a year doesnt mean you attract the best...
Any boss who creates a workplace environment like this is a bad boss. Early retirement for Mingee is in order, unfortunately that means a life long pension at 150k a year... what a bunch of suckers we are for paying these meat heads more than physicians... they laugh at their ridiculous pay and at all of us for painting them as saints... Saints they aint.
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Posted on November 26 at 9:53 a.m.
Oh please. I love women. I respect women but I hate women (and men) like Waltson. People without integrity or scruples but a whole lot of moxie. She obviously has no shame.
This isnt a single instance of insubordination. Its a clear cut case of a woman trying to sleep her way into a job and taking full advantage of a man's weakness. He was played. And it cost him far more than one can measure in a lawsuit.
Those of you who race to her defense are showing your prejudice and your ignorance. While I'd certainly give her the benefit of doubt if this was a result of a few sexual incidents, I cannot give her any credit when she was a willing party if not the instigator of the entire fiasco. A fiasco that went on for a long time with two willing parties! Both of whom are idiots of the highest order.
To sue and to ruin both of their careers is the mark of stupidity, desperation and denial.
Women like her who cry wolf, are the reason that so many people (men and women) distrust these accusations. She didnt get what she set out to get (a promotion) and so she cries foul... And now she rightly faces the public blow back from years of bad judgement and poor execution. Racing to her defense is not supporting justice, its pure prejudice.
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Posted on November 25 at 4:33 p.m.
Eckermann, Marriage is between two adults, its construct and boundaries are between those two people, and them alone. Your morality and religious beliefs are not everyone's, nor are they the rule of law. So your morality argument is irrelevant.
This is the lawsuit of a woman scorned and upset she didnt get what she wanted. She may win some money but she'll never ever work in this town again. No one I know would ever hire someone with such poor judgement and worse, a sue happy trigger finger. What would have happened if she had gotten the job? Would one of her colleagues have ratted these two out? Seems like a likely scenario considering her wants and his position and past...
As far as I am concerned she is as culpable as he and therefore deserves nothing. In addition she was not qualified for the job she "dreamed" of any more than she is qualified to play the victim here... she is the very epitome of why many men do not want to hire women at all...
Stick that if your feminist pipe ladies...
Posted on November 24 at 10:25 a.m.
formersbso is right. This is a sad and albeit stupid situation between two adults. Both are culpable. But suing makes her the instigator and a target.
She is no victim of anything other than her own misguided, potentially demented judgement. From what I read, she met with him dozens of times over months... They both knew exactly what they were doing.
This is the tale of scorn and spite.
For her to take this public and sue is ridiculously stupid and shortsighted. By taking this public and suing she's ruined her career and her reputation, his career and reputation and well beyond...
A tale of stupidity all around but one with all the right plot lines. Power, sex, politics, small town love affairs. Sure makes for great fodder.
Posted on November 23 at 10:22 a.m.
Walston is either insanely stupid or really greedy. Either way, she'll never work in PR again... No one in their right mind would hire her.
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