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  • Robert De Niro to reportedly revive ‘Taxi Driver’ role in Uber campaign

    09/20/2023 8:45:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/20/2023 | Isabel Keane
    Yeah, he’s talkin’ to you. Robert De Niro will reportedly reprise his iconic “Taxi Driver” role as Travis Bickle in an upcoming Uber ad campaign. The 80-year-old actor will apparently replicate Bickle’s unforgettable line: “You talkin’ to me,” in the series of ads being filmed in London this week, The Sun reported. “He’s going to be Travis Bickle, saying some phrases and playing up to it,” an unnamed source told the outlet. “His previous adverts have shown he has no problem poking fun at himself.” The Oscar-winner has recently taken on several other ad campaigns — a possible consequence of...
  • Uber was supposed to help traffic. It didn’t. Robotaxis will be even worse

    09/19/2023 6:32:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 16, 2023 | Carlo Ratti and John Rossant
    Cars are more convenient and comfortable than walking, buses and subways — and that is why they are so popular. Make them even cheaper through ride-sharing and people are coaxed away from those other forms of transit. This dynamic became clear in the data a few years later: On average, ride-hailing trips generated far more traffic and 69% more carbon dioxide than the trips they displaced. Uber Pool was so cheap it increased overall city travel: For every mile of personal driving it removed, it added 2.6 miles of people who otherwise would have taken another mode of transportation. The...
  • Food Service Giant Sued Over ‘White-Men-Need-Not-Apply’ Program

    07/27/2023 4:53:46 PM PDT · by DFG · 20 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 07/26/2023 | Matthew Vadum
    A former employee of a large food service corporation is suing the company in federal court after it fired her for refusing to participate in a program that discriminates against white male employees. Courtney Rogers worked for Charlotte, North Carolina-based Compass Group USA Inc. from her home office in San Diego, California. The company had more than 280,000 employees and $20.1 billion in revenue in 2019, according to its LinkedIn profile. One of the world’s largest employers, the company has thousands of employees in California and counts among its clients Dodger Stadium, San Francisco International Airport, Uber, Snapchat, Netflix, Disney...
  • California man killed after Uber driver abandoned him on highway, suit alleges

    07/13/2023 12:37:27 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 21 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 7/13/2023 | By Joshua Bote
    A lawsuit filed against San Francisco ride-hailing behemoth Uber alleges that a 21-year-old Southern California man was killed after a driver abandoned him on the side of a highway. Cory Hunter, a 21-year-old Corona resident, was killed in May after he was struck by a motorist in a Toyota Corolla while he was walking in the fast lane of Highway 91, according to news reports at the time. The suit, filed by Hunter’s parents, allege that the Uber driver left Hunter on the side of the road while he was “disoriented,” according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by...
  • Woman Fatally Shoots Uber Driver She Believed Was Taking Her to Mexico Against Her Will

    06/27/2023 9:33:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    GP ^ | 6-27-2023 | Cristina Laila
    A Kentucky woman was charged with murder for fatally shooting her Uber driver in the head. Phoebe Copas, 48, fatally shot her Uber driver, Daniel Piedra, 52, a couple of weeks ago after she believed he kidnapped her and was taking her to Mexico against her will. Copas was in El Paso visiting her boyfriend and on her way to meet up with him at a Casino according to the complaint affidavit obtained by KTSM. Copas told police she saw traffic signs that said “Juarez Mexico” and believed her Uber driver was trying to kidnap her. According to court documents,...
  • Texas Uber driver fatally shot by passenger who thought she was being kidnapped, police say

    06/26/2023 7:36:15 AM PDT · by ken in texas · 29 replies
    WFAA Dallas ^ | 6/25/23 (updated 6/26) | Alex Cruz
    El Paso police said in a news release that Phoebe Copas, 48, was a passenger on an Uber ride when she shot driver Daniel Piedra Garcia, 52. The incident happened around 2:20 p.m. on June 16 on U.S. 54 near Loop 375. According to police, Piedra was driving Copas from the Westside area in El Paso to Mission Valley. During the drive, Copas believed she was being kidnapped and taken to Mexico, police said. The El Paso Times reports Copas told officers that she saw traffic signs that read "Juarez, Mexico," leading her to believe that her driver was trying...
  • Americans are now forking out almost $4,000 A YEAR on takeout - with residents in one area spending $120 a week: So how do YOUR delivery habits compare?

    06/23/2023 1:56:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/23/23 | Tilly Armstrong
    The average American household is now spending $3,631 on takeout food every year - but there is one area where residents spend far above the national average. People living in the District of Columbia typically spend $6,241 a year on takeout - or $120 a week per household - according to a new study by Betway. Hawaii residents came in second, with the average home forking out $4,647 per year, followed by Maine in third with a typical spend of $4,499, Vermont with $4,443 and New Hampshire with $4,402. Oklahoma is the state where people are spending the least, with...
  • Woman fatally shot inside Uber in wealthy Atlanta neighborhood during ‘targeted attack’: cops

    05/30/2023 9:11:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/30/2023 | Olivia Land
    A woman was shot dead in an Uber in a wealthy Atlanta neighborhood in what police are calling a “targeted incident.” This victim, who has not been named, was discovered in the back of a black Cadillac Escalade on Lindbergh Drive in Buckhead around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, FOX 5 reported. Police believe the woman was targeted by multiple shooters, Channel 2 Action News said. It’s unclear if she was a passenger in the Uber. The bullet-riddled SUV was found near a series of apartment complexes.
  • Chaos at Uber After "Don't Call Me Karen" Seminars

    05/27/2023 11:59:19 AM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    Young Turks at YouTube ^ | May 24, 2023 | Ana Kasparian
    Bo Young Lee, head of Uber’s diversity, equity and inclusion, is now suspended after questionable "Karen" workshops. Ana Kasparian discusses on The Young Turks.
  • Move over Uber and Lyft; new rideshare app offers armed drivers

    05/23/2023 9:46:08 AM PDT · by CFW · 20 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 5/23/23 | Cam Edwards
    If you’re a regular reader here at Bearing Arms, you’ve seen or heard me talk about Uber and Lyft’s driver (and passenger) disarmament policies that force contracted drivers to go unarmed in order to stay in the good graces of the companies. Even when drivers have been forced to use their gun in self-defense, they’ve been quickly cut loose from Uber and Lyft because they dared to have their legally-carried firearm with them while they’re doing a dangerous job. Given the large number of carjackings, murders, and other targeted crimes against rideshare drivers, I find it unconscionable that these companies...
  • Uber head of diversity reportedly put on leave after ‘Don’t Call Me Karen’ event

    05/22/2023 1:19:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    SF Gate ^ | May 22, 2023 | By Stephen Council
    Uber has put its chief diversity and inclusion officer on leave after she moderated a pair of “Don’t Call Me Karen” events that workers at the San Francisco-based firm said were insensitive to people of color, according to a report from the New York Times. Lee billed the first event, in April, as a time to focus on “the ‘Karen’ persona” and hear from white women who work at Uber, the report said. “Karen” is a pejorative often used to refer to white women who feel the need to police people of color and/or demand special treatment in everyday encounters....
  • Marine veteran killed during Uber carjacking in California

    03/26/2023 8:29:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Nypost ^ | 03/26/2023 | Richard Pollina
    A California Marine Corps veteran and father of two was shot and killed while driving for Uber on Friday morning. Aaron Orozco, 38, was driving for the rideshare company when he got into a “physical altercation” with two of his passengers at a 7-Eleven parking lot in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles police. During the altercation, one of the suspects shot the veteran before fleeing the scene in the victim’s Honda Accord. Police said the driver, later identified by family as Orozco, suffered a gunshot wound to the upper torso while the suspects remain at large as of early Sunday.
  • Highland Park residents getting mystery Uber Eats deliveries

    03/18/2023 6:41:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ktla ^ | Chris WOlfe
    One man said he received 13 deliveries in one day, none of which he ordered. His neighbors had similar stories. The deliveries seem to be focused on Range View Avenue, and they’ve been coming at all hours. A resident said the deliveries started about two weeks ago. “It was bag after bag after bag, sometimes three at a time, 3 in the morning, 5 in the afternoon,” he added. One neighbor even put a “no deliveries” sign on his front door, but the surprises kept coming, up to 10 bags a day. San Francisco-based Uber told the Los Angeles Times...
  • Victim in Las Vegas ride-share attack still seeks answers as suspect receives sentence

    03/05/2023 4:27:11 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Victoria Partridge is still recovering from the attack she endured last month while driving her ride-share. A group of passengers threw a drink at her while she dropped them off from their Uber ride on June 19. They then assaulted her, stole her tip jar and cell phone, and damaged her car. That car is the only source of income for her and her husband. RELATED | Three juveniles arrested for assault on Las Vegas ride-share driver caught on video Still suffering mentally and physically, she said she was grateful that some sense of justice was...
  • Yakima Pastor Becomes an Uber Driver to Keep Up With Rising Costs

    01/08/2023 11:45:25 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KIMA TV ^ | Friday, December 23rd 2022 | Khirstia Sheffield
    A Yakima pastor is picking up a side hustle to combat rising inflation and help his son pay for legal documentation. Misael Hernandez has been working as a pastor at New Life Bible church for four years now. Just recently, he decided to become a driver for Uber trying to keep up with rising costs, saying he just wants to support his wife and two kids. Four years ago, Misael, his wife and two kids took a leap of faith, leaving behind everything they knew. They traveled thousands of miles away hoping for better opportunities and new beginnings. Misael has...
  • Central Florida man arrested after choking Uber driver; steals his car, deputies say

    01/03/2023 1:42:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WFTV 9 News ^ | December 31, 2022 | Brittany Caldwell,
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Brevard man was arrested after he assaulted an Uber driver and attempted to steal his car, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. According to the arrest report, the sheriff’s office received a call from the driver who said a man choked and kicked him out of his red Jeep. Deputies said the driver picked up Derek Strang, 33, on Wednesday in Merritt Island around 11:20 p.m. Strang sat in the back seat of the Jeep, on the passenger side. As the driver approached a Chili’s restaurant in Merritt Island, the man slid over to...
  • Illegal alien 'took an Uber from Tijuana to this drop off point'

    12/29/2022 11:30:42 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 14 replies
    WND ^ | Dec 28, 2022 | Staff
    He was told 'the border is open' Bradley reported, "AZ: 400+ migrants crossed into Yuma this morning – The ones I talked to say they are from Moldova, Russia & Cuba. One Moldovan man told us he took an Uber from Tijuana to this drop off point. He says he was told that 'the border is open."
  • Man Fatally Stabs Female Uber Driver, Posts Video of Her Dying in Her Car on Facebook

    12/11/2022 2:59:33 PM PST · by TheDon · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 11, 2022 | Cristina Lailia
    New Orleans, Louisiana – A man who fatally stabbed his Uber driver on Thursday posted video of the victim dying in her car to Facebook. Brandon Jacobs, 29, was charged with second-degree murder for fatally stabbing Yolanda Dillion, 54. Yolanda Dillion, a breast cancer survivor, was a fiscal analyst at the New Orleans Police Department and worked as an Uber driver on the side for extra cash. Brandon Jacobs told police he woke up in the morning and decided he was going to kill someone. ... A breast cancer survivor herself, Dillion was also her elderly’s mother’s only child and...
  • Police: Man takes Uber to rob Southfield Detroit bank

    11/22/2022 7:18:36 PM PST · by algore · 11 replies
    A Southfield man is accused of using Uber in connection to a bank robbery. According to police, the Huntington Bank on Greenfield Road was robbed on Nov. 16. Police say the vehicle used by the suspect to get away was found and stopped on the eastbound entrance ramp to Interstate 696 at Lahser Road. Police learned the driver worked for Uber and had dropped off the suspect at The Heights of Southfield Apartments. Investigators used information from the driver and bank employees to identify the suspect as 41-year-old Jason Gregory Christmas. Police determined Christmas' exact address at the apartment and...
  • Exclusive: Business Owner Admits to Blackmailing Aspen Democrat Congressional Candidate Adam Frisch with Surveillance Footage and Alleged Storage Unit Affair

    10/14/2022 11:19:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 13 Oct 2022 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    A man who owned a taxi service and storage facility in Aspen, Colorado, has claimed on video tape to the Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) campaign and in a separate exclusive interview with Breitbart News he allegedly blackmailed high profile congressional candidate Democrat Adam Frisch with surveillance footage of him showing up to a storage unit facility where, according to the business owner, Frisch was caught having an affair. ... Democrat congressional hopeful—Frisch is currently challenging Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) in the upcoming November midterm election—has yet to respond to the allegations ... The business owner, a man named Todd Gardner,...