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(CNN)   For the next two days, everyone in NYC gets the chance to be Danny Glover   (cnn.com) divider line 149
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2007-09-05 12:32:45 PM
Yawn... this is only a subsection of the taxi drivers out there - I saw no less taxis today than any other day.
 
2007-09-05 12:33:46 PM
I noticed a few less taxi's, and the line at the taxi stand I pass was certainly longer than normal, but they were out there.
 
2007-09-05 12:55:03 PM
I have a novel solution: go on strike, lose your medallion.

Problem solved.
 
2007-09-05 01:00:19 PM
LineNoise: I noticed a few less taxi's,

You should've noticed a few less apostrophes.
 
2007-09-05 01:23:05 PM
Theaetetus -

You win teh internets!
 
2007-09-05 01:45:58 PM
Even as the skinny kids from the Village continue to ride their bicycles smugly past the three-piece-suits, I'm sure a goodly number of said hippielings are preparing to make a big ostentatious deal out of claiming to avoid taxis in support of the striking drivers.

/Run over one for me, scab.
 
2007-09-05 01:50:17 PM
But aren't they getting too old for that shiat?
 
2007-09-05 02:01:44 PM
www.liontv.us

Cash Scab?
 
2007-09-05 02:12:22 PM
+2 for the headline......

I don't think anyone else has gotten it, though...
 
2007-09-05 02:16:04 PM
real shaman: I don't think anyone else has gotten it, though...

Story here (new window)
 
2007-09-05 04:19:55 PM
Wasn't Danny Glover the black guy from Predator? No, that was Predator II!
 
2007-09-05 04:21:41 PM
I always felt the drivers were a bit dumb for fighting this. It's inevitable and fighting it is like telling your boss you screw around at work to much to be tracked. A very pointless strike that will just lead to people losing jobs for no reason. This will happen whether they like it or not.
 
2007-09-05 04:21:52 PM
i'm sitting on a toilet bomb right now so i'm getting a kick out of these replies
 
2007-09-05 04:22:39 PM
Awesome! First thing I'm gonna do is shoot Gary Busey!
 
2007-09-05 04:22:47 PM
We get to run around the streets of NY in our underwear while armed in the rain?

www.filmreference.com
 
2007-09-05 04:22:47 PM
The fight against technology and good customer service will always be a worthy one.
 
2007-09-05 04:23:22 PM
 
2007-09-05 04:23:42 PM
So... we all can go hang out with Hugo Chavez?

I don't get it.

/yes I do.
 
2007-09-05 04:25:06 PM
I Blames the Jews.
 
2007-09-05 04:25:42 PM
BravadoGT: I have a novel solution: go on strike, lose your medallion.

Right, because outlawing dissent always turns out so well.
 
2007-09-05 04:25:45 PM
I'm getting too old for this shiat.
 
2007-09-05 04:25:46 PM
What about Crispin Glover?
 
2007-09-05 04:26:37 PM
Hmm, this is a rather odd thing to strike over. GPS and the ability to deal strictly in plastic should be good things.

The question is, why do the cabbies believe they'll be the ones getting stuck with the card processing fees?
 
2007-09-05 04:26:42 PM
If anybody is curious as to why the drivers don't want GPS, they should take a gander at my friend Melissa's op-ed piece in the NY Times.

Here (new window)
 
2007-09-05 04:27:43 PM
Everyone in New York is going to be in A Raisin in the Sun?

/Cash Scab made me pee a little.
 
2007-09-05 04:27:57 PM
Methinks submitter meant Samuel L. "Motherfarking" Jackson.
 
2007-09-05 04:27:58 PM
vivirlatino.com
 
2007-09-05 04:29:39 PM
Wow, I smell

img.photobucket.com
on this. Your minor inconvenience has really showed them.
 
2007-09-05 04:29:56 PM
Will the taxi to stop for you, Murtaugh. Will it.

/They fark you in the taxi
//Can anyone explain to me why Murtaugh gets rich in LW2 (drug money), mentions his off-shore accounts in LW3 (elevator scene, $5 mil), and in LW4, when asked about his extra money, suddenly he's rich because Trish is writing cheesy sex novels? WTF?
///I hate continuity flaws
 
2007-09-05 04:30:11 PM
Said one cab-driver: We oppose the GPS systems because it will make it more difficult to cheat our passengers.

He was then beaten by his striking "brothers."
 
2007-09-05 04:30:16 PM
i210.photobucket.com
NOT impressed
 
2007-09-05 04:30:59 PM
spleef420: Methinks submitter meant Samuel L. "Motherfarking" Jackson.

Rims
 
2007-09-05 04:31:05 PM
Captain_Sissypants: I Blames the Jews.

no silly, thats if we had the chance to be Mel Gibson
 
2007-09-05 04:31:16 PM
TheAnvil

Oh, look. It's Danny Glover and "Predator".
 
2007-09-05 04:33:07 PM
Rogue71371: Rims

In this case I think you mean McLeans.
 
2007-09-05 04:33:30 PM
thedodo: Hmm, this is a rather odd thing to strike over. GPS and the ability to deal strictly in plastic should be good things.

The question is, why do the cabbies believe they'll be the ones getting stuck with the card processing fees?


probably because the cabbies are the ones renting their cabs from a taxi service?

it's a valid concern. so is the concern that the GPS system will be used to track individual cabs' movements, even though there isn't a strong enough reason related to the business of a taxi driver to require such tracking. i can see the usefulness of an onboard GPS, but only with the guarantee that it would not be used for tracking a driver as well.
 
2007-09-05 04:33:37 PM
Theaetetus: LineNoise: I noticed a few less taxi's,

You should've noticed a few less apostrophes.


You should have both posted with fewer mistakes
 
2007-09-05 04:33:43 PM
The only reason cab drivers care about this is because the GPS trackers will force them to serve the entire city like they are supposed to, rather than just Manhattan below 96th and the airports.
 
2007-09-05 04:33:50 PM
So do they get to slap Whoopi Goldberg around?
 
2007-09-05 04:34:11 PM
+1, Subby. Nice work.
 
2007-09-05 04:35:41 PM
We get to hate white people?
 
2007-09-05 04:37:10 PM
ThatGuyGreg: Yawn... this is only a subsection of the taxi drivers out there - I saw no less taxis today than any other day.

Yeah, they are "out there" but they are not taking fares per-se. Instead, they are cramming as many people in the cars as possible and charging by "zone". I had to take a cab home from the office today - normally $6.60 to 7.50 during the afternoon - but today it was $15 because we crossed 60th street. Oh, and I was in the car with 3 other passengers. I neglected to tell them I was taking a cab home because of the flu.
 
2007-09-05 04:37:10 PM
There's a taxi cab strike? No wonder I saw a guy this afternoon that looked like Micheal J. Fox in sunglasses and a hoodie driving some guy to the airport in a cab. Last I saw he was surrounded by a bunch of angry Arabs tho.
 
2007-09-05 04:37:11 PM
I don't get the headline, but if I'm gonna be Danny Glover, do I have to suck Hugo Chavez's cock like he does?
 
2007-09-05 04:37:30 PM
PortWineBoy: If anybody is curious as to why the drivers don't want GPS, they should take a gander at my friend Melissa's op-ed piece in the NY Times.

Here (new window)


Your friend's op-ed has the ring of untruthiness to it.

"One fleet already using the system recently lost its satellite signal, putting about 250 cabs out of commission for nearly three hours until the problem was resolved. This translated not only into fewer available cabs on the streets, but also lower incomes for those already beleaguered cabbies."

That doesn't sound right. The devices are not linked to each other, and the "signal" comes from military satellites shared by everyone. I can't envision a situation in which one entire fleet would be disabled without every GPS user in the country being similarly disabled.
 
2007-09-05 04:37:55 PM
japlemon: We get to hate white people?

and hunt predator?
 
2007-09-05 04:38:36 PM
spleef420: Rogue71371: Rims

In this case I think you mean McLeans.


shiat man, every time I see you in a thread I get the urge to blaze up. Thanks for the inspiration though, it should help my flu-induced nausea!
 
2007-09-05 04:38:56 PM
I was once on vacation in L.A. staying at a pricey hotel and ended up in an elevator with him back in his 'Witness' days. I was heading up to my room and had no idea who he was. He was wearing sunglasses, looked pretty intimidating and had these two huge Rottweilers in there with him. Well, next thing I knew he blurted out "Get Down!" and I hit the ground practically trembling! Come to find out, he was talking to one of his dogs. I was obviously embarrassed, but he laughed it off and helped me up. The next day when I went to check out, my bill was paid, compliments Danny Glover.

True story.
 
2007-09-05 04:39:00 PM
I get to be Danny Glover?

Well...I better have half my brain and all of my class removed.

Moronville, here I come!!!
 
2007-09-05 04:39:32 PM
Idiotkiller:
it's a valid concern. so is the concern that the GPS system will be used to track individual cabs' movements, even though there isn't a strong enough reason related to the business of a taxi driver to require such tracking. i can see the usefulness of an onboard GPS, but only with the guarantee that it would not be used for tracking a driver as well.



Screw that, track the driver.
 
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