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Austin Voters Deal Huge Setback To Uber, Lyft 9.5.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com

Voters in Austin, Texas, rejected Proposition 1, a major defeat for ridesharing companies. 


The failure of the proposition Saturday means the city of Austin’s plan to require fingerprinting for rideshare drivers’ background checks will go ahead. 


In response, Uber and Lyft have threatened to stop operating in the city.


Note: The Huffington Post's Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington is a member of Uber's board of directors, and has recused herself from any involvement in the site's coverage of the company.

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Those "falcon wing" doors are coming back to haunt Tesla 20.4.2016 TreeHugger
Many of them just don't work and are causing damage to the company's reputation.
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Brussels Universities Scramble To Help Students Stranded After Attacks 22.3.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The terrorist attacks in Brussels  on Tuesday prompted universities in and around the city to cancel classes and to organize transportation and shelter for students who were stranded as mass transit there shut down .  At least 34 people were killed and about 200 injured in two attacks Tuesday, one at the Brussels airport and the other at the Maelbeek metro station. Air traffic in the city was suspended through at least Wednesday .  With transportation options limited, universities in the area encountered complications in canceling classes. The Université Libre de Bruxelles evacuated its campus following the attacks Tuesday. It encouraged students to find rides home via carpools and tried to help find places to stay for those who couldn't leave the area.  In the light of the latest information we have received, we are obliged to evacuate the ULB campuses — ULB (@ULBruxelles) March 22, 2016 ULB  asked students and staff to "show solidarity by offering lifts In their cars, in such a way that everyone can ...
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Remembering My Longtime Friend, Nancy Reagan 12.3.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Earlier today, my friend Nancy Reagan joined her husband in their adjoining gravesites at the Reagan Library. United in death as they had been throughout their long and happy marriage, Nancy and Ronnie were two film actors who played out their lives on a much more exciting world stage than Hollywood. I am a registered Democrat, but Anne and I first became close to the Reagans when our children were classmates at the Thomas Dye School. My wife and Nancy were in the same carpool. Ron, Jr. and our son Eric were the kind of pals who played together after school and spent weekends at each other's homes. One day, Anne got a jolting call from Nancy. She said, "Come pick up this boy at once." We couldn't imagine what Eric had done wrong. Nancy explained. Our son had seen a Goldwater bumper sticker on their family car and yelled "BOO Goldwater" -- a sentiment I confess he picked up from me. She had zero tolerance for such behavior. Throughout their long friendship, Anne and Nancy had regular lunch dates, a custom ...
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Walmart Is Walking Away From The Poor D.C. Residents It Agreed To Serve 19.1.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Melinda Jones needed a Walmart badly. The 50-year-old lives in the far eastern corner of Washington, D.C. The closest grocery options are over the line in Maryland, well out of walking distance. Because any shopping trip is a production, she typically takes the train out to Virginia and carpools with family to a military commissary. "There's nowhere to shop around here. A Walmart would have been great," Jones said. "I can't believe it ... This makes me want to cry." Jones was supposed to have her shiny new Walmart, at a site called Capitol Gateway, as part of a five-store deal hatched between the company and city officials in 2013. But late last week, the Arkansas-based retailer said it was scrapping plans for the two as-yet-unopened stores in the city. Faced with lagging sales, Walmart is closing 154 locations and laying off 10,000 employees in the U.S. Right now, there's little sympathy in D.C. for Walmart's revenue struggles. The two jettisoned stores would have served the city's two ...
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Apploitation in a city of instaserfs 8.1.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Apploitation in a city of instaserfs
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Saudi Women Take to the Political Arena - Even if It Means Sitting in the Back Seat 10.12.2015 Truthout - All Articles
This December, Saudi Arabia will have its third round of elections in the history of its Kingdom and the first where women will be allowed to participate. Hundreds of thousands of Saudis are expected to flock to the polls, along with dozens of candidates and a flurry of international media, but only a few of these will be women. Women in Saudi Arabia face many obstacles, but merely getting to the polls in a country that forbids them from driving is their biggest challenge. Earlier this year, Wall Street Journal reporter Ahmed Al Omran voiced his frustrations on Twitter as he urged ride-share apps like Careem and Uber to provide free services for women to the polling booths. [1] A few hours after his initial post, Careem promptly responded, saying, "boom, we'll do it," and just like that, what had started as an innocent comment on Twitter became a national campaign for women's rights. Careem made their official announcement later that day, tweeting "Because #yourvoicemakesadifference, we will help you ...
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We'll Never Fix Global Warming Unless We Do This 8.12.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com

You recycle your plastic iced tea bottles. Of course you carry a reusable bottle for water. You compost the scraps from your locally sourced, organically grown vegetables. You hardly ever eat red meat. You carpool to work in your electric car. You bike on the weekends.


But you're still doing almost nothing to stop carbon emissions from warming the planet and disastrously altering the climate.

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After Rosa Sat: The Genius and Success of the 13-month Montgomery Bus Boycott 6.12.2015 Commondreams.org Views
Chris Kromm

This week the nation remembered the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks' momentous decision to refuse to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, a moment that propelled the growing Southern civil rights movement — and then-unknown 26-year-old minister Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — into the national spotlight.

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The Blueprint For A Low Carbon Economy To Tackle Global Warming 3.12.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
You recycle your plastic iced tea bottles. Of course you carry a reusable bottle for water. You compost the scraps from your locally sourced, organically grown vegetables. You hardly ever eat red meat. You carpool to work in your electric car. You bike on the weekends.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...
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A Simple Guide To Building An Economy That Won't Destroy The Planet 2.12.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
You recycle your plastic iced tea bottles. Of course you carry a reusable bottle for water. You compost the scraps from your locally sourced, organically grown vegetables. You hardly ever eat red meat. You carpool to work in your electric car. You bike on the weekends. But you're still doing almost nothing to stop carbon emissions from warming the planet and disastrously altering the climate.  Being a low-carbon consumer is great, but we need a low-carbon economy. To achieve this, we'll need to rewire businesses, cities, economics, finance and technology to function on renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and water. It may seem like an overwhelming task, but it has to happen. Paying homage to the sort of easy-to-follow instructions popularized by Ikea—which has pledged to use only renewable energy by 2020—we've crafted a simple how-to kit for transitioning to a low-carbon economy. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be ...
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11 Facebook Groups Every LGBT Person Should Know 21.10.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The Supreme Court's June 26 ruling on marriage equality seems to be having an impact on social media, as more  Americans are embracing Facebook as a tool to publicly identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) than ever.   A new report released last week by Facebook's Research and Data Science division found that roughly 800,000 Americans updated their Facebook profiles to express a same-gender attraction or custom gender in the past year, while fans of LGBT-specific Facebook groups have increased 25 percent. Facebook's researchers were quick to tie the spike to the national legalization of same-sex marriage in June in their survey. Still, when he launched the  LGBT+ Groups of Central Valley group in 2011, Justin Kamimoto said Facebook made perfect sense as a platform well before that.  Kamimoto, 22, who works in digital media and had relocated from California's Bay Area to Fresno before launching the group, told The Huffington Post in an interview that he found Facebook to be an invaluable ...
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A Clash of Conveniences: Uber’s 'Deactivation' Of Drivers 16.10.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. Traveling to and from Israel to take care of his cancer-stricken dad caused Ari Gottlieb to leave a full-time job in sales. As a result, the 37-year-old Los Angeles resident sought “on-demand” employment as an Uber ride-share driver in March 2013. Gottlieb told Capital & Main  by phone that he provided nearly 3,000 rides to Uber customers before the company permanently “deactivated” (e.g., fired) him in August 2014. Deactivation severs drivers’ connection to Uber’s app-based platform. Without that digital access to passengers, drivers are unable to earn income. “The company contended that I was canceling customer requests for rides,” Gottlieb said. “It was true, but I didn’t have a choice, due to traffic, where I was and the location of the request. I hoped that the customers got a closer driver. Spending 30 minutes driving for a one or two-mile Uber customer trip didn’t make sense.” Gottlieb labored as an ...
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The Upsurge in Uncertain Work 24.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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15 Tips For a Holistic And Green Ramadan 1.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We're almost halfway through Ramadan, and the ecstasy and joy that we began with remain with enough passion to sustain us through the entirety of what remains of the month, right? Great! So, now is a good time to reflect on how to take your Ramadan up a notch to an experience that's holistic in nature, addressing not just the spiritual aspects of the month, but the stewardship aspects of our faith as well. This is a time to remember and reflect on our responsibilities to care for the Earth which, by God's grace, provides us with nourishment throughout our lives -- which is especially important to keep in mind while we spend a month abstaining daily from food and drink. "God is the One who alone has created the heavens and the earth and who alone has sent down, from the sky, water. Then He brought forth with it the fruits of the earth as a provision for you. Moreover, He has made the ships upon the sea to be of use to you, by His command. And He has made the flowing rivers to be of use to you. And He has ...
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Ride-Share Company Sidecar To Deliver Medical Marijuana In San Francisco 13.5.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
May 13 (Reuters) - Ride-sharing startup Sidecar has expanded its services to include door-to-door medical marijuana deliveries to customers in San Francisco, the company said on Wednesday. Sidecar, which competes with on-demand car services such as Uber and Lyft, said in a statement it had formed a partnership with medical marijuana startup Meadow, which lets patients place immediate orders from licensed local dispensaries. "Deliveries arrive within an hour," Sidecar said in a Tuesday statement about the delivery venture. "We've worked closely with Meadow to create a curated delivery experience that is compliant with California medical marijuana laws." Sidecar said delivery protocol will include checking the patient's ID and medical card, as well as other safeguards "to safely and legally deliver medical marijuana to people who rely on it for treatment." The California Department of Public Health, which oversees the state's medical marijuana program, was not immediately available to comment ...
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Study: Self-driving 'taxibots' could replace 9 in 10 cars 23.4.2015 Science / Technology News

" Transportation experts say car-congested cities could become a thing of the past, provided people are prepared to ride-share with a robot driver. A study published Thursday by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development suggests that widespread use of "taxibots" could cut by 90 percent the number of cars needed to perform the same number of journeys per day.

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Will Rideshares and Taxis Equal Accessible Transportation 18.3.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Could the future of accessible transportation be right in front of our eyes? There are more than 55 million people with disabilities in the United States and roughly 35 million have reduced mobility. The population in the country continues to age with over 19 million people aged 65 and older with a disability of some type. The Census also shows that by age 75 nearly 53 percent of the population have a disability. Despite all of this, we are still underserved when it comes to transportation. The future only means more doctor appointments, more trips to dialysis, more trips to family members and just more "wanting to go out." People with disabilities and older adults have a massive need for transportation and the industry has really not responded. But there might be an answer, a software with rideshare connections that could increase transportation options for people with disabilities. The proof is in the valuation of one company, Uber. Let's not kid ourselves Uber, Sidecar and the others are not ...
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'Daylight Saving' The Movie ... Daylight Is Back, But Your Hour Is Gone 9.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Here we go again.

You've seen the film "Saving Daylight" from the comedy group Nacho Punch, about turning the clocks back in the fall and the chaos that ensues.

Now feel the drama when Americans spring forward for some hour-losing excitement. An hour less at the bars, an hour less in your bed. Nacho Punch brings you "Saving Daylight: The Vanishing Hour."
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Dear contract academic faculty: I see you 12.2.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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