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I’m extremely suspicious of a 20 year old car with mileage this low and a beat up interior. Something doesn’t add up here.

Oct 26
8

Damn 3 hp for a skateboard sounds nuts. Thinking back to the spills I took as a kid and how much less limber I am now I would definitely kill myself

Oct 25
3

Awfully bold to assume that someone using the term "regulatory suicide" can find thier nearest college.

Oct 23
8

Or you could just do what we did before: call a cab or have a DD within your group of friends

Oct 23
9

And yet, still the world’s fifth largest economy...

Fuck Uber. Fuck Lyft. Fuck these tech bros - pay your employees or stop pretending to run a business.

Oct 23
11

And with terms and conditions set by the companies, not the “independent contractors”

Oct 23
32

There already are taxi drivers everywhere, Uber was just undercutting them to steal the business. I admit I’ve taken venture-capitalist subsidized rides in nice Ubers but if they disappear then big shrug, was good while it lasted.

Oct 23
39

“Regulatory suicide” is the type of dipshit catchphrase college libertarians try to use as a debate gotcha.

Oct 23
26

For starters, it’s not just U/L, it’s all the companies including Doordash, Grubhub, Instacart, Shipt, and so forth. And these, unfortunately, are often the sole source of income for many of the people doing the work. It’s not a gig job to supplement their income. Read more

Oct 23
35

Because if there is a demand for the services that Lyft and Uber provide, then when they crash and burn for having a shitty unprofitable business model, someone else will step in and make it work without attempting to evade labor laws, and the drivers can work for whoever that is. Free market.

Oct 23
22

Sounds like the same logic people use to argue for elimination of the minimum wage. “We’ll have many more low-wage jobs that don’t pay enough to cover your bills!”

Oct 23
89

The fact that U/L’s business model is fundamentally unsustainable is not a particularly compelling argument for allowing them to exploit their workers to help make up the difference.

Oct 23
54

Where “regulatory suicide” = actually enforcing existing labor law, instead of letting techbros abuse loopholes in the law to reduce labor costs.

Oct 23
9

A Ballsy move would have Uber/Lyft pulling out of California completely negating any tax revenue generated by company and drivers. Read more

Oct 23
39

Never forget that MADD has been run by lawyers for over a decade and the original founding mothers were kick out long ago, so fuck whatever they say about anything these days.

Oct 17
6

I wonder if she’s actually, you know, a queen. Thinking of Isis from the TOS episode Assignment: Earth.

Oct 16
31

As much as I want to be optimistic about a ruling like this, I can see Trump’s lawyers convincing him to make the declaration that the tweets were not to be taken seriously and that the docs should not be declassified. Let’s remember that consistency isn’t any more important to his supporters than it is to Trump. The Read more