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by N867DA
Wed May 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13108

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

There needs to be ways to better accommodate family groups as to seat pricing at initial booking so don't have the hassles later and delaying a flight. There is, but airlines can't extort more money out of families then. All that needs to be said, really. This problem is 100% the airline's own doin...

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by N867DA
Wed May 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13108

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Charging for seat selection has always seemed like a cheap ploy by airlines. Guess it backfired on United this time.

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by N867DA
Wed May 22, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20171

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Women need to sue their fetuses for trespassing and assault. If fetuses are people, then women just need to revoke permission for them to be literally inside their bodies.

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by N867DA
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 193
Views: 11577

Re: Politics and the 737Max

It's sad that safety is blended with nationalism, politics, and shareholder finances on here. It pairs well with the push to deregulate industry safety and cleanliness standards as a whole in favor of currency. Never forget the DC-10 got grounded in '79 for maintenance issues, not an inherent defect...

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by N867DA
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nick Sandmann sues Wapo for 250 Mil
Replies: 211
Views: 17308

Re: Nick Sandmann sues Wapo for 250 Mil

Magog wrote:
Sandmann has filed suit against CNN for $275 million.

It will be a tremendous irony if Sandmann becomes a very rich person after the left made every effort to vilify this minor child.


Interesting young people are minors in some cases but tried as adults (and treated as such) in others.

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by N867DA
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!
Replies: 51
Views: 4445

Re: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!

Slow news day. This isn't much different than the national anthem before a sports games in the US. It's not necessarily anti-India, but BBC enjoys making some situations look worse than they are, and I take their reporting with a grain of salt. They report the best facts they have access to, but rar...

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by N867DA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17557

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

There's a market for high speed rail between San Francisco and Los Angeles but this became the poster child pork train (haha!) An ideal service would have a stop at the urban core and one or two stops in suburban or peripheral cities: LA Stop 1 Stop 2 - hundreds of miles of travel - Stop 3 Stop 4 Sa...

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by N867DA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 186
Views: 12549

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Non-story.

The next leader can just declare the wall an emergency and tear it down.

Eventually the entire wall will be a series of retractable bollards that are raised or lowered on the whim of whose emergency is active.

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by N867DA
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber sues NYC over cap
Replies: 22
Views: 1459

Re: Uber sues NYC over cap

Uber is just a way to pass more risks (and costs) of doing business on to the employee. No more hotel companies or taxi companies anymore; there's just "technology" companies. Edit to add: Their service is certainly better and far superior to the traditional taxi model, which has its own w...

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by N867DA
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?
Replies: 22
Views: 1264

Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Must suck to be a cow. Carry a calf to term, all you want to do is chill with your offspring, but nope. Life's got other plans.

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by N867DA
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.
Replies: 88
Views: 4974

Re: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.

[ or As for your Harris argument. I am not sure being a lawyer and an AG with some Senate experience makes you this well qualified candidate. It's more of your pushing a minority female down our throats and calling us racist when we don't agree with you. It's ok she will be dropping out the day aft...

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by N867DA
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 46311

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

for No it isn't. All they had to do was approve the funding. So yes it is. Obama got his $6.1 billion. What was their compromise? This still goes back to fringes on both sides. Left wants open borders and right wants legal immigration. The base of the democratic party wants illegal immigration to b...

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by N867DA
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?
Replies: 38
Views: 2468

Re: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?

It's an odd position to be a far better ex-President than a sitting President. Carter got dealt a bad hand when he took the White House due to his predeccesor's ineptitude in some arenas but his responses don't inspire confidence either.

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by N867DA
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 35422

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

This guy's going to get confirmed. Yes indeed. A partisan hack that lies , hides secrets, and can be bought. Just what the GOP likes. At least we can stop hearing from the Bill Clinton crowd from now on. Yep. Pretty much. Don't expect good governance until the Republicans get off the Objectivist Je...

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by N867DA
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 35422

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

This guy's going to get confirmed.

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by N867DA
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9270

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

I just want to ask because I wasn't old enough when 9/11 happened... what was it like photographing airliners back then? I've heard of stories where spotting planes was very easy and hassle-free at most airports. Quite a few even had observation decks or dedicated areas to watch planes. Then 9/11 h...

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by N867DA
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9270

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Cockpit doors locked isolating pilots from passengers and cabin crew. I remember being able to watch landings from aisle seats through the open cockpit door, pilots were totally accessible and kids making regular trips to sit in the cockpit in flight. No -visits to the cockpit during flight were in...

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by N867DA
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Judge deals blow to Trumps effort to overhaul Bureaucracy.
Replies: 30
Views: 1405

Re: Judge deals blow to Trumps effort to overhaul Bureaucracy.

Obviously working for the government means you should get less benefits and pay. Every penny you get is one cent too more because it's paid for by The Taxpayer. We can overlook incompetence and bureaucracy in the private sector but we should always get very angry when a government worker buys a Coke...

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by N867DA
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump reaches new high in disapproval rating.
Replies: 66
Views: 2853

Re: Trump reaches new high in disapproval rating.

I think you mean a quick way to go bankrupt. His nit crackpot agenda has a $400 Billion tab. The money exists, but it isn't allocated correctly because of rampant corporatism from Republicans and Democrats alike. Everyone wants a cut, encourages legislation that lines pockets, or ensures government...

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by N867DA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump reaches new high in disapproval rating.
Replies: 66
Views: 2853

Re: Trump reaches new high in disapproval rating.

Thank God. California is about to take a shit. You see the nonsense coming out of the pie hole of the gubernatorial front runner? He’s about to give away the farm. Was nice knowing ya. https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article212649649.html Then again, he freely admits h...

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by N867DA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump reaches new high in disapproval rating.
Replies: 66
Views: 2853

Re: Trump reaches new high in disapproval rating.

Clinton ran a poor campaign. Even Democrats should do some sou-searching and fess up on this. She was the better candidate, but she got very greedy and entitled. That said, the Republicans went from understanding that "binders full of women" is questionable phrasing to accepting all kinds ...

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by N867DA
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 5003

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

This will get implemented and two weeks later every flight to Orlando suddenly starts taking 15 extra minutes to complete boarding.

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's button pushing
Replies: 68
Views: 2656

Re: Trump's button pushing

Has Tump become completely paranoid? @realDonaldTrump Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative &am...

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Omarosa: ends exactly how you knew it would
Replies: 330
Views: 8121

Re: Omarosa: ends exactly how you knew it would

DL717 wrote:
I’m all for President Pence and VP Ryan. Bring it on libs.


Why so divisive?

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 7046

Re: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

I much prefer seatback AVOD. Supplying entertainment through onboard WiFi is not a full solution. Phone screens are smaller, a power plug is often not available at every seat, and it is harder to view the screen in economy. I shudder at the thought of trying to watch a TV show on a phone or tablet w...

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's button pushing
Replies: 68
Views: 2656

Re: Trump's button pushing

Donald Trump really doesn't care about people who don't vote for him. There's no other reason for him to be so provocative. You'll rarely see him take a balanced view or demonstrate nuance. It's not because he's unintelligent but because he knows how to speak to his base while he enacts policies tha...

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by N867DA
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A pedantic thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2523

Re: A pedantic thread

The point of this thread appears to be as pedantic as possible.

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by N867DA
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baby Trump will float above London!
Replies: 116
Views: 4111

Re: Baby Trump will float above London!

This isn't a politically beneficial move like dismantling insurance for poorer Americans or ensuring willful environmental degradation can go unpunished, but at least it'll make people laugh.

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by N867DA
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Scott Pruitt can now eat his dinner and fly first class again.
Replies: 45
Views: 1347

Re: Scott Pruitt can now eat his dinner and fly first class again.

Do y'all not breath oxygen or something? Is it in the manual you get when you become a right wing Republican? Scott Pruitt is an unethical man, but the problem of an ineffective EPA is around. Successors of the EPA will have to work overtime, but America will stay in the bar and flirt with the 1950s...

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by N867DA
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 58 percent say Trump is intelligent in Gallup poll
Replies: 119
Views: 3512

Re: 58 percent say Trump is intelligent in Gallup poll

I'll say it in Trump speech:

He's not dumb, just bad.

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by N867DA
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 81
Views: 3420

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Lurking since the late 1990s. Joined in 2008.

Ask me how to use a snow globe properly.

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by N867DA
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders booted from restaurant
Replies: 196
Views: 4561

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders booted from restaurant

It's in poor taste to kick someone behaving respectfully and politely from a restaurant solely for their political views.

That said, Sarah Sanders is a pretty crappy person whose boss's policies are pretty god awful. Some of her briefings are disgraceful.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

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by N867DA
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When/why did US immigration stop having a separate line for citizens and green card holders?
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: When/why did US immigration stop having a separate line for citizens and green card holders?

I don't clear immigration as often as I used to, but recall there are now machines that scan passports. These machines have reduced the time to clear immigration considerably, so perhaps the separate queues are no longer needed. Scan passport, confirm arriving airline/flight, pick up a piece of pape...

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by N867DA
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The West Wing
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: The West Wing

I'm on my third or fourth rewatch of the show. Great show, but it's very preachy and can get annoying, especially if you disagree with a character's politics. One of the subplots in the series is the president's re-election campaign. He runs against a Republican president who eschews complicated tal...

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by N867DA
Fri May 25, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yanny or Laurel
Replies: 28
Views: 1287

Re: Yanny or Laurel

I know it's supposed to say Laurel, but all I hear is Yanny unless there's filtering applied. Maybe the half dozen ear operations should have clued me in that my hearing is abnormal.

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by N867DA
Wed May 23, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just cancelled my Netflix
Replies: 158
Views: 4640

Re: I just cancelled my Netflix

As I have said before, very few people are as conservative as me, but yet I am not cancelling my Netflix, nor I am cancelling HBO or other networks. I am able to simply watch what I like and ignore the stuff I don’t. I do take comfort in the fact that leftist movies and tv shows and actors are amon...

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by N867DA
Wed May 23, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is India a failing democracy
Replies: 60
Views: 4861

Re: Is India a failing democracy

Q: Is India a failing democracy?

A: No. Some people dislike the leadership, which does some bad things.

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by N867DA
Tue May 22, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's make NonAv fun again!
Replies: 39
Views: 2225

Re: Let's make NonAv fun again!

This thread is bringing some folks out of the woodwork. I remember spending hours and hours on this site after school in the mid 2000s, when $25 was a princely sum for me and I couldn't join. We used to have a lot more pilots and industry vets here. I don't know if screen names can be mentioned, but...

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by N867DA
Mon May 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do "dad brands" of clothing have a negative stigma?
Replies: 20
Views: 1276

Re: Why do "dad brands" of clothing have a negative stigma?

There are many fashion trends I don't pick up. I can't tell the difference between a black Izod polo shirt and a more expensive brand. I don't have any Izod shirts but it's perfectly fine to wear Izod shirts. Far more important than the brands of clothes is how often you shower and how often you cle...

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by N867DA
Mon May 21, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just cancelled my Netflix
Replies: 158
Views: 4640

Re: I just cancelled my Netflix

The most recent post at the time of this post is about Lil Sebastian. We all miss him, but I don't think cancelling you Netflix will help. I know it hurts. Sorry, man.

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by N867DA
Sat May 12, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 202
Views: 7914

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps Parties wax and wane. Many Republicans were incredibly butthurt in 2008 when even Indiana and North Carolina went Democratic. Now the pendulum has swung the other way. I dislike most of Trump's ideology and think it's damaging America. I wish the Republican party would grow...

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by N867DA
Fri May 11, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9513

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

You know, given the fact that everyone here has a mother, I'm just amazed at how disrespectful so many of you are to this young mother. This employee was at work. That's an incredibly unprofessional thing to say. If any of the employees at my company said something like that to a nursing mother, yo...

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by N867DA
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Companies start to abandon NRA
Replies: 130
Views: 3768

Re: Companies start to abandon NRA

No sane company whose mission is nonpartisan would want to be associated with the NRA after some of their recent politically charged comments. "We're for gun rights" is fine, but "We're for gun rights, the opposition wants to kill us all by allowing totalitarianism, and we're freedom'...

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by N867DA
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 9041

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

They made a business decision to stop renewing an agreement with an agency they perceived to harm their brand. They could have done it without politicizing it as much. This wasn't really an explicitly conservative v liberal thing until the NRA formally picked a side. There are liberal pro-gun rights...

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by N867DA
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 536
Views: 40491

Re: Tax reform win.

So sad "SALT" is now an acronym that means "state and local taxes" as opposed to what it used to mean . . . "Strategic Arms Limitation Talks." What real grievance do you have, Cowboy? Because you whine and whine like nobody's business. He doesn't like it when some stat...

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by N867DA
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 536
Views: 40491

Re: Tax reform win.

That's both rhetorical and practical nonsense. All of your taxes - federal, state, local - are paid from the same income sources. The practical impact of the tax reform is that your state & local taxes have less impact on your federal tax obligations. That's the way it should be. It seems like ...

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by N867DA
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 536
Views: 40491

Re: Tax reform win.

Which is probably why the new tax bill has the joy of people paying federal taxes on their state taxes. Probably the first time that a tax law in the US was specifically designed to hurt democratic run (= above average successful) states. Nobody will "[pay] federal taxes on their state taxes.&...

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by N867DA
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber ruled taxi firm, not 'digital provider'
Replies: 82
Views: 2835

Re: Uber ruled taxi firm, not 'digital provider'

Their workforce is provisionally screened: https://help.uber.com/h/2843c9f3-1b01-4da3-8e42-572cdcd878ca Retaining the right to screen your workers at any time, or making it a condition for working for them, much like an employer would. Checkr will not be able to get any info from the DMV. Even if t...

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by N867DA
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber ruled taxi firm, not 'digital provider'
Replies: 82
Views: 2835

Re: Uber ruled taxi firm, not 'digital provider'

The one thing though is that Uber and AirbNb really truly have no control over their supposed "workforce" or supply. It is purely voluntary. People can decide to offer their services/places or not, it is entirely up to the person and not the company. I find that to be very different than ...

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by N867DA
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber ruled taxi firm, not 'digital provider'
Replies: 82
Views: 2835

Re: Uber ruled taxi firm, not 'digital provider'

The one thing though is that Uber and AirbNb really truly have no control over their supposed "workforce" or supply. It is purely voluntary. People can decide to offer their services/places or not, it is entirely up to the person and not the company. I find that to be very different than ...

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