“If a potential passenger opened up the app and saw no cars around, she might take another cab service. But if she saw a cluster of cars seemingly milling around on the same street, she’s more likely to request a ride,” wrote Mr Rosenblat, whose research – funded by Microsoft – is published on Vice magazine’s Motherboard blog.
“What the passenger app shows can be deceptive,” writes Mr Rosenblat, who found that Uber drivers “across multiple forums discuss the fake cars they see on their own residential streets”.
Uber is just the 21st Century of 19th Century Companies. No factory costs, exploit the hell out of seamstresses, pay jack shit.
We tried "Giging" before, it was called "Piecework" and it blew chunks.
Don't teach people not to wear gold chains, get drunk, and walk down a badly lit alley.
I have a right to wear what I want, including Gold Chains. I have a right to consume alcohol. I have a right to go where I want, including down a dimly lit alley.
So, Teach Muggers not to Mug.
Teaching Caution to me is just Victim Blaming.
You want to double tax them for donating their money to a church to provide charitable and religious services?
Anybody ever notice that double taxation whinging never applies to ordinary people, only powerful people and institutions?
For example, you never hear conservatives claiming that a wage worker who paid state and federal income taxes in their paycheck, goes to the store and is "Double Taxed" by the Sales Tax.
Good! A first year journalism student with half a brain should have verified the story before publishing it; any college editor would have insisted the reporter get verification for at least the most damning claims. Neither happened.
Massive Cop Pay Increases
Massive Numbers of New Cops
Fight Against Legalizing Marijuana
Won't come to Take a Report of a Stolen Vehicle "We're understaffed and underpaid at $50/hr including benefits."
Henry I. Miller works or has worked for the Hoover Institute, Heartland Institute, and Competitive Enterprise Institute. He's also a former George C. Marshall Roundtable Member (a position shared by the late "Scientist" Tom Clancy and also by "Scientists" Norman Poedhoretz and Charles Krauthammer) working on "Environmental Education" for this largely Exxon funded organization.
He's claimed that radiation in small doses from Fukushima might be beneficial, was on the short list to join an International Tobacco Isn't Harmful think tank, attacks Environmental Laws, and has participated in just about every major science issue on the Corporate side. He is opposed to the Precautionary Principle in every case.
I just find it surprising . The gubmnt actually snoops through craigslist ads so they can go and fine business owners?
If I was governor I'd have State Labor Law people hanging out with cameras outside Home Depot and put a shitload of Contractors in the slammer, and Civil Forfeiture their pickups, cash, etc.
Terrorize a few to teach the many.
$5 says if any US locality gets the Olympics, Congress will pass some kind of special Visa, allowing them to bring in Indonesian Cruise Ship personnel or something, to make sure as few American jobs as possible are created, however temporarily.
Only in America, do you find Bible Belt cities first and foremost not only torturing the homeless, but arresting people for feeding the poor.
It's because the Gospel According to Saint Asshole was inserted into to many copies of Gideon Bibles, which tells the story of Supply-side Jesus.
He's Marjoe whacking up the money with the Pastor, 3 minutes in. From the Marjoe Documentary; the entirety is on Youtube.
The Pastor of that Church, and Marjoe, don't need to report one dime to the IRS.
Johann Tetzel, centuries ago was up to the same shit.
"In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own. It is easier to acquire wealth and power by this combination than by deserving them, and to effect this, they have perverted the purest religion ever preached to man into mystery and jargon, unintelligible to all mankind, and therefore the safer engine for their purposes."
Because of widespread ignorance and hostility to the Enlightenment, this European Country until 1931 to have a Republic, and in fell within a decade because the Priests and Generals allied themselves against Freedom.
All countries that had native fascist governments were warrens of superstition.
Because tuition costs are no longer held in check by the ability to pay cash and/or relatively limited financing.
The most overused phrase is "Correlation does not equal causation." It doesn't, but it often does and it's the first place you should start. The link between tuition costs skyrocketing well above the rise in the general cost of living is perfectly correlated with the drastic reduction in subsidies to state institutions and the broadening of Federal Student Loans.
Because Administrators used to be veteran Faculty members who were primarily concerned with the academic rankings and education in the Institution; today they're a professional class divorced from actual education, most of them have little to no actual experience as educators. That is why Universities don't give professors tenure, but build massive new stadiums, saunas for students, issue extravagant Press Releases for any study done remotely involving the University, etc.
Anytime immigrant Asians take over an IT Department, they fill it up vacant positions with friends, relatives, and countrymen.
We call it "Corruption" or "Discrimination", they call it "Family Values".
You should look into this more closely. The chinese government has been encouraging small investors to not only buy stocks, but to borrow and leverage buying stocks for a while now. I think a lot more small investors got hurt than you know about.
I have. I came across an estimate that less than 10% of Chinese Households own any stock at all, compared to around half of US Households. Couldn't find it in a quick search, so I leave you with this:
3) Chinese have relatively little money invested in the stock market. Instead, most people keep their wealth in cash, deposits and property. Economists say that stocks make up only 15% - 20% of household assets, and that should help keep spending money in the pockets of consumers.
"There is going to be some damage, but the Chinese stock market is not as big or important as the U.S. stock markets is for the U.S. economy," said Frederic Neumann of HSBC. "It's not that every Chinese has a stock account."
Also, looking at the Chart, you can see this was a big bubble that was created after November 2014, not even a year ago, and the market is still higher than it was and needs to come down even further.
Guess who is leading in the Labour Party Leadership Election?
Meanwhile, Harriet Harman, the interim leader, is vowing to do a purge of Labour Voting rolls to keep out the "Far Left" - in other words, try to make sure Corbyn voters get disenfranchised and make sure one of the preferred Bliartard Austerity-Lite "Labour" MPs get the post.
Anyone left who doesn't think we need to go to war against Western feminism?
Feminist Rage over Comet Scientists' Bowling Shirt - made for him by a female friend:
Feminist believes being a Scientist is merely a matter of being accepted into a community, not demonstrations of competence and curiousity:
The EU wouldn't allow Greece to Grease the IOC to the full amount they're accustomed to.
Spelling is the first refuge of (s)he without an argument. I'm so proud you paid attention the one time when your 9th grade "well-respected" English teacher found that lesson off her magazine-rack to assist with your razor-sharp vocabulary.
The lack of a hyphen completely invalidates my argument.
Willem Dafoe, 60, newlywed to a 39-year old Italian Model
Final Thought: The article talks about the 8 year old and 15-year old having a great relationship.
I don't know about you, but when I was 15, I didn't really give two craps about 8-year olds. I was interested in smoking weed, Rock n' Roll, and feeling up my female peers.
A 15 year old having any relationship other than "Bug off, Pipsqueak!" with an 8-year old isn't a good thing, it's a major red flag.
I can't imagine why.
Also, like Sandy Hook, Mother does not have a bucket of tears dropping from her face, so it's a Zionist-Freemason-Jesuit conspiracy.
Did you hear the Andrea Dworkin was raped in a Paris hotel a few years before she died, when she looked like that?
She claimed some waiter gave her a roofie, but never pressed charges. Her own friends did not believe her.
Other thing I find misleading in the Article:
Total private, corporate and governmental debt is now an immense $28 trillion. That is 50% more than the United States’ annual GDP. Moreover, it is 282% of China’s GDP.
The Chinese government has $4T in cash reserves. Cash money. It's like owing $280,000 on a mortgage but having $40,000 in your checking account.
China is growing by 5% a year (7% minus 2% Bullshit Factor). Most of the Private Debt in China is owed internally. The US has $60-70T in "Total Debt", but is a fully advanced economy with a third of the population and a tepid 1-2% GDP growth rate.
While the author claims $28T is more than double the US annual GDP, China's economy is around $10T in GDP, and the US Total debt is 330%+ of GDP, substantially higher than China's 282%.
The vast majority of people who lost their shirts here were big wigs. Ordinary Chinese are into real estate, only a fraction of the Chinese population owns any securities at all.
The Chart itself tells the tale:
This was a Flash Flood of Speculation; Irrational Exuberance, not fundamentals
As you can see in the Chart, the market is still too damn high following the bubble of Western Investment in A Shares.
Three months coding course and no real-world experience, and they call that top software engineers?
Also, people working as waiters or releasing after dropping all that money for an English degree, they just up and spend another $11,000?
If three month coding courses were enough to rule IT, then every last piece of software would be coded in India.
I'm pretty sure half the men in america grabbed a tit and a drinking party in the 1971.
And ALL the men in Italy have grabbed boobs.