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Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

4/17/2015

This just in from an overseas news site I was just reading about a lawsuit filed against Uber :

"Dutch prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into "Uber" for providing an "illegal taxi service" in "violation of a court order", Reuters reported.

In December, a "Dutch court banned UberPOP" on the grounds that it fell "foul" of licensing laws for commercial drivers.

Uber is contesting the ruling.

The "taxi service has been banned" in several European countries in recent months.

Also this about UBER :

http://www.cnet.com/news/ubers-background-…


http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015…


http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/busine…


http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-…


It would Definetly Appear that the CEO of UBER is Spending Investors MILLIONS of Dollars towards Lawsuits everywhere from all the articles across the Globe.

Millions of Dollars for Lawyers and Lawsuits, everywhere from the UK to the US to India.

Kinda really Wonder how the Investors who invested into this supposed company feel about losing Millions of their Investments !!

Yet UBER supposedly claims their a Multi-Billion Dollar company, "supposedly" worth 40 Billion Dollars, yet that's NOT actual worth its based on HYPE and BETS as been reported, based on "BETS" - simply put , Grand Illusions and Fantasy ~ !!!

Sounds like another "Bernie Madoff Scheme" or "Enron Scheme" when you look at all the Evidence building up against this UBER outfit.

Pyramid Scheme involving UBER Drivers and Uber Investors !!

Pyramid Scheme :
The fraud lies in the fact that it is impossible for the cycle to sustain itself, so people will lose their money somewhere down the line.
Those who are most vulnerable are those toward the bottom of the pyramid, where it becomes impossible to recruit the number of people required to pay off the previous layer of recruiters.
This kind of fraud is illegal in the U.S. and most countries throughout the world. It is estimated that 90% of people who get involved in a pyramid scheme will lose their money


LINK : http://www.investopedia.com/articles/04/04…

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Posted by Crazy Clown on 04/17/2015 at 9:21 PM

Re: “A revived court case casts new light on a dark period in Wyandotte County law enforcement

Agreed, Tim McCue is corrupt. He needs to be fired and prosecuted. Maybe Terra More Head can lead the charge in prosecuting him. Wait, maybe she slept with him too. Max Seifert is a hero!

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Posted by Serial number on 04/17/2015 at 8:35 PM

Re: “A revived court case casts new light on a dark period in Wyandotte County law enforcement

Tim McCue is a lying bully! Tough guy that harrasses people daily, but management is afraid to fire him.

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Posted by Pissed off on 04/17/2015 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Streetside: How irrelevant culture-war skirmishes may shape Roeland Park’s future

JohnKochtoasten - I think the "irrelevant" bit refers to stances on abortion and same sex marriage, neither of which can be affected by the Roeland Park city council, so voting on someone based solely or primarily on those issues is not a smart thing.

Posted by reuben on 04/17/2015 at 3:59 PM

Re: “A revived court case casts new light on a dark period in Wyandotte County law enforcement

No one should be surprised by this. Uniformed, WyCo LEO's were identified as providing security for illegal gambling parlors in KCK just a few years ago.

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Posted by Biggie P on 04/17/2015 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

Let's talk reality here folks. 1.) That school teacher does not make $1000.00 week if he is driving UberX and UberX is the cars you are most concerned with. Most of the cars further up the food chain actually have a Transportation Authority permit and carry commercial insurance. 2.) UberX drivers do not even make minimum wage in any State we serve unless their income is supplemented by Uber's Guarantees or Surges. 3.) NOBODY WORKING UBERX MAKES AN HONEST MINIMUM WAGE!
This is why Uber won't comply with any of any of the Government Authority demands. If Uber accepts any portion of what is required, then Uber will be forced to pay the drivers working UberX a realistic rate, which means Uber either pick up the costs of reduced Rider Fares or raise rates. Uber Logic dictates "reduce rates gets more Riders" and as long as they can milk drivers while lying to the drivers about how little money they actually they will. Uber is pulling off the biggest employment scam this Country has ever seen and government is too busy sucking up to Travis Kalanick to investigate it.

http://rideassociation.wordpress.com

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Posted by Rich Brunelle on 04/16/2015 at 4:56 PM

Re: “A revived court case casts new light on a dark period in Wyandotte County law enforcement

I worked with Ron Miller when he first came on the KCK police dept. He spent only months in a patrol car. He then became secretary to the major of uniform. He was more worried about positioning himself for political reasons than being a police officer. How can someone be a decent chief, if he doesn't understand what officer's have to contend with. I doubt that Ron Miller cared about his officers as much as he did himself, and his career. I know that fighting crime was not as important to Miller as building his political status. The state of Kansas has gotten short changed when he became US marhal. SHAME on our US senators for confirming him. People like Max Seifert are never appreciated, because they don't play the KCK political game. After eight years as a patrolman I could not stomach the corruption, and double standards of the KCK PD. People like Miller are to numerous there.

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Posted by mws on 04/16/2015 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

UseLogic - you are not exactly correct. Being in the insurance biz myself, I can tell you first hand that any personal auto insurance carrier would drop you in a heartbeat if they found out you were using your personal use auto in this manner. They charge a premium for a specific risk factors and using your auto as a taxi service business is not one of them.

Uber may provide $1 million in coverage but I am guessing that the drivers insurance is primary and the Uber insurance is secondary. Thus in the event of an accident, the drivers insurance kicks in first and Uber's insurance is secondary and picks up losses / injuries to passengers only. Uber cannot pick up insurance on the automobile itself because as we all know, you can't insure what you don't actually own.

Don't get me wrong, I love using Uber and I want it to stay in town. But mark my words, the insurance companies will catch on soon and start including an exclusion of coverage on personal auto's for the ride sharing programs.

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Posted by kcjoe on 04/16/2015 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

Driver Protection from Abusive Transportation Network Companies Practices is Needed:
TNCs have a history of extreme rate cutting. TNC drivers are independent contractors and have no control over the fares established by the TNC that provides the business to them. Drivers need protection from rates that put compensation below the cost of operating their vehicles.  AAA data shows operating/owner costs of vehicles ranges from $0.55 to 0.72 cents per mile depending on vehicle class.  Kansas City is a very spread out community, geographically speaking.  TNC drivers in KC often drive 1.75 to 2 total miles for every fare paying mile.  To guarantee TNC drivers a living wage, net driver compensation needs to be established as a minimum of $1.27/mile plus $0.35 cents per minute and the commission taken by the TNC to not exceed 20% of the gross fare.  If the TNC chooses to price below this floor, it must subsidize the rate to the driver to a minimum of this level.  This will guarantee the driver protection from a price war over which he/she has no control or predatory pricing and maintain a competitive price structure for consumers. This minimum compensation can be indexed annually to double the average AAA cost of ownership data updated annually.

At the very least, TIP YOUR UBER PARTNER DRIVER in cash despite what Uber states. The app does not provide a tipping mechanism.

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Posted by Nolan on 04/16/2015 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

Regarding the post by UseLogic on 04/15/2015 at 1:15 PM

Per the Vehicles for Hire Code: Division 5, Insurance, Sec. Sec. 76-162. Amount; conditions. (b) (b) Transportation network companies, drivers and vehicles.
When a driver is online and able to accept a request, but not actively engaged in a trip, The TNC is required to furnish liability insurance that is contingent (secondary) to the driver's insurance. Required limits are $50k/person injury, $100k total, $25K property damage.
1 Any claim must 1st be turned to the driver's insurance company. That policy is most likely personal and not commercial., It is null and void as soon as the driver goes online. Amy claim will be denied. The policy for this vehicle and all items bundled with it (other cars, house, listed items, motorcycles, boats, whatever) will be non-renewed. The driver will be placed in a higher risk pool because he/she violated the insurance policy. The driver will have to shop for new personal insurance at higher cost.
2 These are exceptionally low and inadequate limits. Hit one 3 year old 3 series BMW and moderately injure someone and it won't cover it all. THE DRIVER WILL BE ON THE HOOK, potentially for life if injuries are serious enough with endless garnishments, etc.
3 There will be no payments from any insurance company or the TNC for damages to the driver's vehicle or property inside the vehicle.
When a driver is online and with an active trip, en-route to a passenger and until the passenger exits the vehicle and the trip is ended: The TNC must provide a commercial automobile liability coverage with a combined single limit of liability for injury or property damage for each occurrence of $1,000,000.00.
1 There is an omission of a istipulation that this coverage be primary.
2 $1,000,000.00 is low limit for a combined single limit for situations a driver could have up to 4 passengers (sedan) or 7 passengers (Minivan/SUV).
3 Drivers cannot afford the financial hit when it occurs. This will occur to some driver somewhere, sometime.
These gaps present danger to the public at large and drivers alike as, when a tragedy occurs, there will be no mechanism to compensate victims.

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Posted by Nolan on 04/16/2015 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

long live uber, no matter what the council of the living dead says !

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Posted by sci on 04/16/2015 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Streetside: How irrelevant culture-war skirmishes may shape Roeland Park’s future

Does David Hudnall create these idiotic article names or is there a special moron at the Pitch that dreams them up. If a culture-WAR skirmish is significant enough to shape all of Roeland Park's future.......how the f'k can it be irrelevant? I swear the people who write for and publish the Pitch must be the illegitimate children of the Editorial Board of the KC Star and a tree stump.

"Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance." H L Mencken

Posted by JohnKochtoasten on 04/16/2015 at 6:53 AM

Re: “A revived court case casts new light on a dark period in Wyandotte County law enforcement

Speaking of statistics deception, Chief Ron Miller, the guy who spray paints his hair orange, changed police policy in the late 90's to make it look like he had reduced crime. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here's how it worked...Miller ordered Kansas City, Ks. Police Officers to change the classification of certain reports and stop taking other reports all together. Officers involved in domestic disturbances with their spouse were often covered up. Especially if they were liked. Yes, KCKPD has always played favorites! Detective Max Seifert was not a favorite due to his vast knowledge of police work, unmatched courage and bad reputation for being FAIR to ALL. He was looked up to by many good street cops and cursed by the command staff. They hate him. Another artificial hair aficionado, Chief Rick Armstrong, who also covered up his domestic disturbance with his wife and witnessed by his neighbor, was against Det. Seifert and tried do discourage him from cooperating in the Barron Bowling case where D.E.A. agent Tim McCue beat an innocent motorist. There have been no consequences for Miller, Armstrong, McCue or Terra Morehead (known for her malicious prosecutions, hot temper and promiscuous behavior). How can she have a history of having sex with numerous cops and a judge and be unbiased prosecuting cases? Not possible. What else do we NOT know about her that we should? The good suffer and the bad prevail. Our community has had enough of these unscrupulous tyrants and deserve so much better. Imagine this group placing your head on the chopping block and their buddy, a prosecutor like Morehead, with the axe in her hand grinning. Justice is not blind here.

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Posted by catsrus on 04/16/2015 at 2:48 AM

Re: “A revived court case casts new light on a dark period in Wyandotte County law enforcement

Few are as vindictive as ron miller. People who consider him their mentor are horribly mislead. They thirst for revenge against anyone who stands on their own two feet, think independently or dare to speak out against them. Self-absorbed beings like ron miller and his followers such as rick armstrong admire and promote selective memory and lying when it suits them best. They're corrupt politicians who jiggle statics to make their selves look good, not crime fighters! Max Seifert is the opposite. He was scolded for truthful testimony and his pursuit of justice more than once. terra morehead, larry roland, ron miller, rick armstrong, don ash, john cosgrove and the like, worked in concert to damage Max Seifert. They have many victims. More will come if they stay in power.

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Posted by serial number on 04/15/2015 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

http://www.reddit.com/r/kansascity/comments/32ph5m/the_pitch_uber_is_userfriendly_that_doesnt_mean/

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Posted by real talk on 04/15/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

Drivers and customers pay $1 in every single ride that they take, so Uber doesn't pay for insurance drivers and customers do. Big Lies !

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Posted by Be nice on 04/15/2015 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

Use logic-
uber only covers insurance when a rider is in the car. It does not cover driving around waiting or on your way to pick someone up.

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Posted by Kimberley Watson on 04/15/2015 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

Also, I had a friend take a cab when she was drunk and she passed out in it and awoke to a cab driver raping her. She got left in the middle of nowhere and guess what? Yellow cab conveniently couldn't find the driver or track him so which company is safer? I would go with the one where I have the name and license plate number recorded not only in my phone but with the Uber as well.

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Posted by Use Logic on 04/15/2015 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

I've noticed that several facts in this article are incorrect. For example, Uber pays the insurance and covers $1 million dollars when their drivers are logged in so the fact that drivers insurance would drop them as a result of being an Uber driver is incorrect. If you got in an accident while logged into the Uber app as a driver, it wouldn't ever be reported or go through your personal insurance, it goes through Ubers'.

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Posted by UseLogic on 04/15/2015 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

everyone keeps looking at it from the Uber side? Mr. Tom Alexander how would you like if some came into your work place, that being a school teacher. These people didn't need any requirements (school or degree, background check, etc..) and taught in the same school with higher pay without having to follow any of the board of ed standards or criteria. can you answer that?

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Posted by Taxi Cab on 04/15/2015 at 12:38 PM

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