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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    If they want to be involved in Social justice, Become a Non-profit activist group.. If they wanna run a business, imo Stay out of politics..
    Actually, they're not involved in social justice. The effect of their app was simply a byproduct of its design.

    Furthermore, even if it was intentionally designed to be more inclusive than traditional taxi service, then why is that a bad thing?
    "Well... Uber's going to "driverless" cars soon, and their research probably shows that they're a natural fit (when it comes to getting paid for doing nothing)."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    Sure...and just like a motel they can easily ask "would you like smoking or non-smoking".
    Lately, I've found almost all motels/hotels are 100% non-smoking.

    Hell, I'm sure there are a lot of people who would love to be able to smoke on the way home from the bar and if it's ok with the driver and it's serving the customer it's no biggy. But, of course...smoking is bad bad bad...evil...and must not be in any way associated with anything public.
    Does Uber say the passenger can't smoke, or just the driver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    If they want to be involved in Social justice, Become a Non-profit activist group.. If they wanna run a business, imo Stay out of politics..
    You forgot, "...unless they are conservative."



    I almost chuckled when i initially read that several months back.. How would they even know the person is a CCW holder?
    Does Joann's allow you to carry a firearm at work?

    Strange, i have been in cabs where MORE of them hated the whole "non smoking" cause they AND their customers would have loved to light up.. And if its cause of people complaining.. Do those Uber drivers get told to not smoke when they are 'not on the clock'? Even if that's barely 2 minutes before they clock In?
    Are they told "Don't eat peanuts in case you might get someone with a peanut allergy? Or "Don't transport your own pets, incase you get someone with a dog/cat hair allergy??
    It seems you are all upset over misinformation.

    I looked it up...Uber does not have a no-smoking policy

    http://ucustomersupport.com/uber-smoking-policy/

    How is driving with someone who smokes, either before or during the trup making the car a 'death trap'? Do they breathalize everyone to ensure a driver is not drunk or high?
    Or are you saying smokers are more dangerous??
    No...the 'death trap' comment was referring to having standards for vehicles


    My point exactly SJ. As a society we seem to regard smoking almost as evil as Leppers used to be seen. Booting them out of bars, restaurants, hotels/motels, hell even in some apartment / housing communities...
    It's different when there is a law stating these businesses must be non-smoking vs. businesses deciding they want to present a non-smoking experience.
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    Uber has a no sex policy...damn commies

    Uber has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct between drivers and riders, no matter what.

    https://www.uber.com/legal/community-guidelines/anz-en/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    No, it's exactly what I said. Many non-white minorities feel that conspicuous racism against blacks will result in less racism against them.
    Of course.....It couldn't possibly have anything to do with black's rampant criminality statistics, their reputation for being the worst tippers & their habit of bilking drivers on the fare..... It's only because the drivers are all just a bunch of Uncle Tom's!
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    From the Lyft website:

    No smoking policy

    Smoking inside Lyft cars is against our community rules. There may be passengers entering the car who have respiratory issues or may be bothered by the smell, so in the spirit of respect for everyone in our community, we ask that you refrain. If a passenger reports that a driver's car smells like smoke, their account may be disabled.

    https://help.lyft.com/hc/en-us/artic...afety-Policies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos Mutus View Post
    Does Joann's allow you to carry a firearm at work?
    Since i was an unarmed security guard (and currently don't own a firearm) whether Jo-anns did or didn't allow it is a moot point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bos Mutus View Post
    I looked it up...Uber does not have a no-smoking policy

    http://ucustomersupport.com/uber-smoking-policy/
    Strange i thought they DID.. Must have been thinking about the no firearm policy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bos Mutus View Post
    It's different when there is a law stating these businesses must be non-smoking vs. businesses deciding they want to present a non-smoking experience.
    Which i would have no issue with, if it was LEFT to a business to make that call. BUT they can't. Heck even in TOBACCO stores you can't smoke in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Since i was an unarmed security guard (and currently don't own a firearm) whether Jo-anns did or didn't allow it is a moot point.
    Not a moot point...if you wanted to carry your personal firearm while on duty, were you allowed to?

    Strange i thought they DID.. Must have been thinking about the no firearm policy.

    Which i would have no issue with, if it was LEFT to a business to make that call. BUT they can't. Heck even in TOBACCO stores you can't smoke in...
    Oh...cuz it seemed like you DID have an issue with Uber making that call.

    Not sure what exactly the tobacco laws are anymore...I know for the most part, you can not smoke in bars and restaurants these bars can not allow smoking even if they wanted to...but, I think you can allow smoking if you have only the owners working there and no other employees...

    Yet...we have cigar bars and cigar lounges where they have employees and you can smoke...so there must be some way to allow it....maybe they need a special license and they need to be more about the smoking than the alcohol.

    Then seems like most all casinos allow smoking. Our local Indian casino allows smoking, but they also have a non-smoking area if people want to go there...but it's a small area.

    Of course, every state is different....last time I was in Virginia we found a bar we could smoke in, but only after 10 pm when they stopped serving food. Montana, I could not find anywhere that had smoking...not even a cigar lounge...not sure about the casinos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    Of course.....It couldn't possibly have anything to do with black's rampant criminality statistics, their reputation for being the worst tippers & their habit of bilking drivers on the fare..... It's only because the drivers are all just a bunch of Uncle Tom's!
    Well, considering the "black on black" that you like to bring up so much, I should have more to fear from black customers than non-black drivers do. But... I had no problems.

    Oh, wait... I've driven conventional taxis before! Yellow Cab of Norfolk/Norfolk Checker Taxi, plus I've driven both Uber and Lyft!

    Have YOU driven taxis? Have YOU driven for Uber or Lyft? Please tell me what your personal experience with passengers are, based on race?

    I can tell you that I've had about the SAME number of blacks and whites fuck me out of fares when I drove taxis, and I've only had ONE Latino fuck me out of a fare (he gave it to me the next day, though).

    Lemme tell you a few stories with some white customers:

    1. I think I've told this one before, in fact, I was telling AA about it when he was still around. This was my FIRST case: this guy was either drunk or high on drugs, but I couldn't tell. Either way, he got us lost and ran my meter up to $130 by the time I got him back home (he had given up on trying to find the place). I worried that he was going to run, when he said he was going to the ATM (he looked like a runner. I was 275 lbs at the time). So, I saw a homeless guy in the parking lot (who also looked like a runner) and offered him $40 if he went after the guy if he tried to run. Luckily for me, the passenger was going to act like a tough guy and walk, and then challenged me to do something. I obliged, and got a good hold on the guy and forced him to drop the money and I had the homeless guy pick it up. Even though the homeless guy didn't have to run, I gave him his cut.

    2. Another incident with a white guy: this was in the Ghent section of Norfolk. He had a thick Eastern European accent. I picked him up from a bar, and brought him to his house. He paid his fare and got out. Before I could drive off, he ran back to me and told me that he forgot something at the bar. So I take him to the bar, and back home again. Six dollar fare. He said he was going to "pay me later." I wasn't having that. I demanded my money, and he refused. I slapped that dude and told me to give me my money, and he started running. When I caught up to him, the same thing happened again. But when he ran off again, he dropped $20 and all was right with the world.

    3. This was on a busier holiday, where the customers knew we were busy: I picked up a white woman from a house party and brought her home. She then starts checking her purse, and telling me she can't find her money. She then goes into her living room, and starts pretending to look for the money. Obviously, it's costing me more to sit there and wait for her to find the money rather than going out and getting more fares. And she knew this. Ultimately, I had no choice but to let her win and go get more fares.

    Guess what? I've had three black runners, where they basically got out and ran.

    Three and three. And before you start talking about population percentages and representation, it's just about even in Norfolk. 43% black and 47% white.

    Again... it's all about sucking up to people like you.
    "Well... Uber's going to "driverless" cars soon, and their research probably shows that they're a natural fit (when it comes to getting paid for doing nothing)."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos Mutus View Post
    Of course, every state is different....last time I was in Virginia we found a bar we could smoke in, but only after 10 pm when they stopped serving food.
    I've never seen that before. Must've been in Fairfax Country. They have a whole bunch of laws there that are different from the rest of the state.
    "Well... Uber's going to "driverless" cars soon, and their research probably shows that they're a natural fit (when it comes to getting paid for doing nothing)."
    -Rainmaker, referencing black males

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