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I can't believe the hatred that has blinded you all. A bad guy got what he deserved.
#9 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT 2020-01-05 10:46 AM
Agreed, Whoever is in office should be praised for giving the green light to killing scum.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-05 10:54 AM | Reply
Great Madbomber, Do what Tao says. Print up cards and hand them out and set your own rates. Be an independent cabbie. I still think Uber's business practices need to go away. If we keep down this path more and more workers will get shafted with the Independent contractor label which will only enrich businesses and screw workers.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-05 10:51 AM | Reply
Madbomber most people do understand how Uber works. The thing for me is that I realize it will suck for rideshare drivers but benefit many others. The people who do Uber can move on to other things. Allowing more jobs to take on the title of independent contractor sets a dangerous precedent. It should be only allowed for a very small set of circumstances.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-05 07:40 AM | Reply
That sounds awful. I would just probably shower at a place like planet fitness everyday to get around it.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 07:10 PM | Reply
Most people straddle the middle and have some liberal and some conservative opinions. I wouldn't want to secede ever. We are a diverse nations that would come together quickly if we were ever attacked again.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 07:06 PM | Reply
If the people of Iran or any of their proxies tries anything they will get a President who won't handcuff the US military from using their full potential to squash them. The world will know peace once we crush all of our enemies.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 07:03 PM | Reply
Are you going to enlist Byrdman?
#269 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2020-01-04 04:54 PM Already did once. I am too old now.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 04:57 PM | Reply
Your pay may go down to about 20.00 bucks an hour but you would probably get benefits like overtime pay and all the other perks that go with it like health insurance and pto. Why not embrace it and unionize?
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 04:53 PM | Reply
Trump's faithful will never go to war but they will gladly sacrifice other American's Lives for Trump
#18 | POSTED BY HATTER5183 AT 2020-01-04 04:45 PM
Not true at at all. Many like myself can say we served. Sadly there is still a lot of people living that need to be killed. Trump realizes it and is willing to make the right calls.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 04:50 PM | Reply
Almost every Uber driver would rather quit than become an employee.
#88 | POSTED BY IDEPENDANT97
So be it. They will hire new workers that want employee protections.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 04:15 PM | Reply
Compared to the vast majority of workers that could be screwed over by the "gig economy" yes. I don't feel bad if you take a set shift at Uber while somebody else gets workmans comp and benefits. Anything American can do to kill the gig economy is a good thing if you ask me.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 04:13 PM | Reply
You want to keep doing it as an independent contractor. Independent contractor status should not exist for most jobs. I have seen way too many people misclassified as such so employers could absolve themselves of all liability. I feel society would be better off if employees like you were classified as part time workers.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 04:07 PM | Reply
I just don't think some of y'all understand. Not knocking anyone, I just don't think you understand.
#81 | POSTED BY IDEPENDANT97
I do understand and I openly state I would rather benefit the many while penalizing a few. I am sorry if you get stuck in some 9-5 you don't like so others can get benefits. Your desire for flexibility causes misfortune for others.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 03:49 PM | Reply
Let Uber and Lyft die and go back to the old system of cabs and busses. I never trusted Uber anyways. Do they do background checks on drivers to make sure you aren't getting the car with a serial killer? The gig economy needs to die. The people wanting to freelance are hurting too many wage workers.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 02:36 PM | Reply
Here we go!
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 02:26 PM | Reply
Some of you don't understand that most of these countries would kill us as fast as they can. We need to go over there and physically and mentally break them by any means necessary. Once Bush started the win hearts and minds speech I knew we were in for a lost cause. We need them not to respect us but fear us so much they tremble at the sound of our name.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 02:23 PM | Reply
I hate the taste of regular coke. I like the taste of diet coke. Only reason I ever order it. Otherwise I drink tea.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-04 02:26 AM | Reply
I hate that we need to keep deploying troops but it seems many people in this region need to be taught a lesson. We need to take the handcuffs off and really go after these people. So many in the Middle East need to learn respect American superiority.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-03 08:06 PM | Reply
Companies that can only exist by exploiting workers probably shouldn't be around.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-03 07:46 PM | Reply
Will be buying.
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-03 03:16 PM | Reply
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-03 05:01 AM | Reply
Hope 2020 is a great one for all of us here!
Posted by byrdman at 2020-01-01 12:34 AM | Reply
I meant liberals in general. Not specifically Laura.
Posted by byrdman at 2019-12-31 10:10 PM | Reply
Laura do you honestly believe we couldn't have just pounded the living daylight out of Iraq and reduced it to rubble if we wanted to? You all want to throw men like Gallagher under the bus but we need men like him. When Zarqawi was alive cutting off reporters heads we should have had guys like Gallagher doing the same to the terrorist scum and their families as punishment. You need sadistic people to win wars.
Posted by byrdman at 2019-12-31 10:03 PM | Reply
You live in a fantacy world Byrdman. Our country bombed the schit out of them. They still fight the invaders. Get used to it.
#45 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2019-12-31 09:23 PM
We were handicapped by rules that the other side didn't have to follow. We wanted to be occupiers when we should have lowered the hammer and got out of there after we laid waste to Iraq.
Posted by byrdman at 2019-12-31 09:40 PM | Reply
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