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So if Uber is “just like” ISIS, and ISIS is the ultimate expression of Islamofascism, does that make your average Uber Driver “literally worse than Hitler”?
Sorry, like you, I am too fucking sane to discuss this. Leave others to it! 😉
uber is a progressive model. that is why progressives like it. it is soooooooo trendy. it is the justin of cabs.
enough. the cab industry has lots of issues that could and need to be solved.
but the system is flawed. uber gets to do commercial work without meeting any standard that the other cab providers need to meet.
I am all for a level playing field but uber isn’t playing by the rules. they want to be cabs without the cost that were and are being paid by regular cabs.
it is the leftists that regulated the sh!t out of everyone then phone for an uber cab. if they held uber to the same costly regulations that they the socialist/commie/liberals forced on the regular cabs then uber would not be able to compete. uber gets to slide under the regulations and thereby provide an attractive price.
they should drop the regulations for the regular cabs and possibly compensate those who bought licences. but we all know liberal/socialist/commies never pay for the damages they incur.
You are right in everything you say. The solution is to get rid of all rules related to cabs. Let anyone who wants to operate a vehicle for transporting people do so. If cab companies want to do that they can, if uber wants to do that they can. if someone wants to form a new uber or a new cab company or just throw a sign on the side of his car and call it joe’s taxi, he can. There is no requirement for any regulation at all in this.
when the rules are thrown to the wind then the uber cabs will find that the competition will drive down the price and they wont be able to make enough money to be worth it.
it will be like Peru where it is termed “eating your car”. after the dot com bust the economy took a huge hit and basically did not recover. everyone who had a car became a taxi. they made enough to eat but not repair or replace the car.
every time (and it is basically always) when the government gets involved it goes for a sh!t.
people really need to stop asking the government to fix all things. we can’t afford the results.
I think you win some kind of prize, or should. “Eating your car” is the perfect phrase that I have been looking for that is a succinct description that describes the Uber model.
If you are an Uber driver, you are essentially ‘eating your own car’. I think we have a few intertwined problems here as I see them. The biggest part is the absolute overrun that has happened in the Taxi industry by third world immigrants is a direct result of allowing people whom should never be living in the west in the first place displace the native species because they are willing to accept a lower standard of living because it’s still higher than where they came from. Good for them, bad for us, as then the average standard for everyone gets dragged downward.
Some regulation is good, but more is often not. This model when poorly implemented gives us high fares and low quality of service.
The problem that I have with Uber is that all of their drivers are essentially eating their own cars while enriching Uber as the real cost of becoming a casual cabbie is hidden from most Uber drivers.
Uber is not NOT playing by the rules, it is just that Uber enjoys an Ace card or two that the taxi industry doesn’t, not unlike private hairdressers who provide at-home services have been doing for decades.
First – technology empowers Uber users to bypass “official” systems in favour of non-“official” service providers who offer the same thing – in this case, transportation from A to B for a set price. Not everyone is on the Internet, has a cellphone, or has the Uber app. Boom! The taxi industry claim for a “level playing field” crumbles.
Next, “quality of service”. In my experience, Uber drivers are “nice people” trying to make a few extra buck providing a service. Their cars are always clean, they often carry bottled water, and they speak English and don’t smell bad. The taxi industry cannot and will not address these issues in their own industry.
Maybe a cab company or two will survive, but most will go the way of the dodo bird. If we can say that Islam needs a reformation, then we can CERTAINLY say the same about Toronto’s cab industry. Their chickens have come home to roost. Uber is the industry’s Waterloo.
uber is a taxi company with independent drivers. yet they don’t have a licence to operate a taxi. they don’t have the insurance that a taxi is required to have. SO THEY ARE NOT PLAYING BY THE RULES.PERIOD….
Hairdressers are require to be licenced even the ones operating out of their homes.
there have always been taxis operating out side the rules (and hairdressers) but they were not flaunting their illegal status like uber does. uber is big and growing and those that paid for licences and insurance to be legal cabs in Toronto or other municipality are getting screwed regardless if the cab is clean or not. that is a separate issue.
The main reason why Municipal governments hate Uber is because they haven’t found a way to tax them to death yet.
I couldn’t care less about the taxi industry or uber. I have never used and can’t remember the last time I used a taxi.
What I like is that they have a business model that allows them to tell the government where they can go and openly do it. Every place people can go about their daily business without the state sticking it’s beak in is good. There is no need for any regulation in the personal transportation industry.
I don’t think municipalities hate uber.
people like the mayor of Toronto like uber.
they are trying to find ways of accommodating them otherwise they would have stopped them. they are conflicted because they don’t want to enforce the law but those who paid the quarter of a million dollars(or more) for a taxi licence to operate in Toronto are pressuring them to enforce the laws.
…and they have not been enforcing the law. that in itself is a good way of exposing them as the progressive commies they are. they always think the laws are for other people and just use them to reward and punish whom they wish.
A month ago I had a ride in a Beck cab, it was great, the first time in 20 years I had a decent taxi ride. Before that, every cabbie I had was on his cell phone either doing bulk purchases for Tamil Elam, or ISIS, or trading stocks. This has to stop, either be a driver or be a full on phone broker for the underworld. Recall what happened when the car was invented, the buggy whip business went to ZERO. Cabbies are going the same way, enjoy while you can.
I’ve been using Beck for years — I think only one so-so ride in all that time. Cabs are clean, drivers professional. Only one small complaint — too many new dispatchers who don’t seem to know the main intersections.
Uber isn’t the problem Fare cost isn’t the problem
Foreign import cab drivers are the problem I can’t stop the government immigrantion, Lib or tory it’s the same shit I avoid doing business with imports, and with their employers
When you ride with a foreign cabbie, your riding with Bin Laden
I have not had a pleasant cab experience in Toronto in over a decade. I have never had a negative Uber experience since Uber has been operative in Toronto.
Stinking, rude and unintelligible cab drivers have been costing Toronto’s taxi industry for years. And the Hogtown fare structure is ridiculous! And now they essentially want a monopoly on transportation-for-hire. They can kiss my rosy red bum!
Uber is super, Toronto’s taxis can suck eggs. And John Tory is an empty and useless suit. Torontonians should have known better.
Don’t you understand that YOU are the problem?
This is Toronto.
If you want to ride in a Toronto taxi, you need to learn Arabic, Farsi, Somali, Urdu and Bengali!
If you realize he knows he’s on camera, and thus on his “best” behaviour, the obvious question is, does this type of immigrant enhance or degrade the culture?
Taxi culture or Canadian culture? Or is that Canadian Cultural Mosaic? Or Canadian MultiDiversaChallenge? I get so confused about these things nowadays, and Heaven knows we don’t want to offend any fucking sissy snowflakes who might be (trying to) reading this.
Used to be on Dialysis. One of the people I took treatments with was a blind girl with a seeing eye dog. About once a week one of our lovely diversity cabbies would refuse to take her fare even though she was part of a Hospital ride program that mandated that the cab company be required to allow the carriage of her seeing eye dog. I would say that they definitely degraded our culture. I ended up driving her home after dialysis most nights.
CityNews just played a clip of that same cabbie hanging on to the side of a car as it tries to drive away.
What a fuckin moron!!
(He alleges the car was driven by an Uber driver.)
Yea I have that clip scheduled for a post at midnite, brutal.
I was just about to respond to myself with a link to the video on YouTube, but I’ll refrain since it’ll be posted later.
Comparing Uber to ISIS wasn’t the dumbest thing that guy did at the protests.
It’s a wonder he didn’t get his dumb ass run over.
Naturally Toronto council is working to bring Uber down to the crap-tastic level of the regular Toronto cabs, not the other way around.
Plus I’m so glad we imported that car-clinging Sri Lankan cab driver – where would we be without that sort of thing?
Justin the child prime minister will bring in Syrians to fix this.
Troy Wynn and Justine Trudeau will make such a mess of everything that we will welcome the bullet to the back of the head.
Last time I had to take a cab from Union station to South Etobicoke, I had 4 cabs refuse me service, they would rather sit there for a fare to the airport than make some easy money. Pissed me off to no end, since I had just endured a 5 hour train ride from Brockville after working 13 hours.
If city hall had not been so corrupt and continued it’s corruption, with the taxi business,this would not be nearly the problem it is. I am not comfortable with traveling in “commercial” vehicles which provide me with no insurance security. Uber should be required to do the same as the rest,but, the taxi business is already 2 tier. They need to change the entire system making it cheaper to use and run for all.
The only problem I have with Uber is it’s a predators wet dream. Sober adults are one thing, but there’s serious safety issues of drunk women and people putting their children in unmarked, untracked vehicles that’s just asking for trouble down the line. it’s already happened in North America and here in Vancouver with gypsy cabs that have been operating for decades.
The problem is taxi license owners with 300/400 or more licenses would suddenly see these tags become worthless – They were bought for peanuts and now are worth thousands and are passed on in the family forever – Palms are being greased at city hall by these ‘owners’ who do not want to lose their meal ticket and the gutless municipal government hasn’t the balls to stand up to them – To my mind the answer is simple – Anybody who wants to run a cab should be able to – Provide a safe clean car and set a rate when the rider gets in – The good ones will last and the bad will falter – As it is now in Toronto you get in a cab driven by some sand eating whacko speaking bric brac on his phone and you take your chances-
if it wasn’t for the regulations one could see taxi rates cut in half. then you would see the ubers crying that they couldn’t make a living and the cry for regulations would start over. this time by the uberists.
What the police need to be tracking is the rape, I mean multicultural experiences, by Toronto cabbies, compared to the multicultural experiences given by Uber drivers.