Monthly Archives: February 2017

Yup that ‘White House official’ source for amnesty rumor is TRUMP HIMSELF

Earlier we reported on pretty much everyone saying that Trump is going to call for immigration compromise in the address to the joint session of Congress tonight. But while most are saying . . .

Here’s A Video Of Travis Kalanick Chewing Out An Uber Driver

Ever wonder what your Uber driver really thinks of you?

For the sake of comparison, here’s a video of what it took for Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to earn a one-star rating.

Uber “black car” driver Fawzi Kamel captured this dash-cam video of Kalanick accompanied by two female passengers on Super Bowl Sunday and shared it with Bloomberg, which published the video Tuesday.

In it, Kalanick and his companions chat idly at first, discussing things like the weather and astrological signs (apparently Kalanick is a Leo, in case you were wondering).

At one point, one of the women makes a comment about Uber having a bad year, prompting Kalanick to respond, “I make sure every year is a hard year.” He adds, “That’s kind of how I roll. I make sure every year is a hard year. If it’s easy I’m not pushing hard enough.”

“I make sure every year is a hard year. That’s kind of how I roll. I make sure every year is a hard year. If it’s easy I’m not pushing hard enough.”

As the car arrives at its destination, however, Kamel can’t resist pressing Kalanick on the company’s compensation for drivers and decreasing fares.

To his credit, Kalanick appears to take the complaint ― which is a common one among Uber drivers ― seriously.

“So, we are reducing the number of black cars on the road over the next six months,” he tells Kamel, who responds encouragingly at first.

“But… you’re raising the standards and you’re dropping the prices,” Kamel responds. Kalanick replies, confused, “We’re not dropping the price on black.”

The two go back and forth several times, debating the company’s price structure, with Kalanick asserting his actions were necessary to save Uber from competition, and Kamel telling him drivers are hurting.

Kalanick says the company is considering rolling out a new “luxe” service that could demand higher fares, if Kamel is interested.

“But people are not trusting you anymore,” Kamel responds. “I lost $97,000 because of you. I’m bankrupt because of you. You keep changing [fares] every day.”

That seems to fire Kalanick up, who presses Kamel on his specific gripes about Uber’s more expensive black car service:

“Hold on a second,” Kalanick asks. “What have I changed about black? What? What?” 

“You changed the whole business,” says Kamel. “You dropped the prices [on black].”

“Bullshit!” replies Kalanick, who starts gathering his belongings as Kamel keeps pressing his case.

“You know what?” Kalanick asks rhetorically, clearly not interested in the rest of what Kamel has to say. “Some people don’t like to take responsibility for their own shit.” 

Then he adds, wagging his finger in the air as slides out of the car, “They blame everything in their life on somebody else.”

“Good luck,” Kalanick says, sarcastically, then slams the car door shut.

Uber didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

The video continues a string of high-profile hits for the company, including a lawsuit over claims it stole technology from a competitorallegations of rampant sexism, the resignation of a top engineer, and a #DeleteUber protest that forced Kalanick off President Donald Trump’s advisory council.

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Pastor and Wife Arrested for Homeschooling Children in ‘Normalized’ Cuba

A pastor and his wife have been arrested in Cuba for homeschooling their children, according to Mike Donnelly, director of global outreach for the Home School Legal Defense Association, a U.S.-based organization that has offered legal assistance to ho…

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Report: Trump Signs Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

On a day when legislation benefiting women and black colleges and universities was signed with much pomp and circumstance, President Trump quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obama’s So…

Conservatives Use Clout to Press for Full Repeal of Obamacare

Conservatives in the House and Senate are leveraging their numbers in an attempt to influence the direction of legislation repealing Obamacare and ramp up the… Read More

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Holder: Obama is ´ready to roll´

Politico, by Edward’Isaac Dovere Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 28 34 2017 09:34:44 GMT Barack Obama is getting closer to making his public reappearance in politics, his friend and former Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. Holder said he’s been talking to the former president about ways — including fundraising and interacting with state legislators — that could help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama asked Holder to chair last year. “It’s coming. He’s coming,” Holder said, speaking to reporters at a briefing for the new group. “And he’s ready to roll.” Throughout, Holder said, Obama “will be a more visible part of the effort.” Holder also predicted that the usual

Donald Trump Lunches with Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos, Chuck Todd

Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 28 38 2017 09:38:56 GMT (Photo) President Donald Trump had lunch with the top television anchors in the mainstream media — a presidential tradition before a major address to Congress. CNN’s Jake Tapper, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Wolf Blitzer of CNN, and MSNBC’s Chuck Todd were spotted going into the White House for the lunch, as well as Fox News hosts Bret Baier and Chris Wallace. (Tweets) This year, Spicer opened up the lunch beyond the “Big Five” networks to include representatives from Telemundo, Univision, CBN, EWTN, OANN, PBS, C’SPAN, and TV1.

Meet the DNC’s New Organizer in Chief

National Review Online, by John Fund Posted By: KarenJ1- Tue, 28 01 2017 10:01:04 GMT The election of a new chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday was clearly an inside’baseball affair. Only 17 percent of Democratic voters had even heard it was happening, according to a new Morning Consult poll. (Snip) In reality, both candidates are hard’core progressives committed to the party’s scorched’earth opposition to the Trump administration. As Jeff Stein of Vox noted: The purpose of this fight can appear somewhat mystifying. Perez was one of the most left’leaning members of Obama’s Cabinet, muting the contest’s ideological stakes by making it hard to understand what precise ideological division the party’s two factions

Elderly Veteran Lays on Floor in Pain While Waiting at VA Hospital

Washington Free Beacon, by Sam Dorman Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 28 10 2017 10:10:31 GMT An elderly veteran lay on the floor in pain and resorted to using his bag of medication as a pillow while waiting at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Durham, North Carolina on Friday. Stephen McMenamin, a former U.S. Marine who was seeking care, and his wife posted photos of the scene on Facebook and said a nurse at the VA center yelled at the veteran for laying on the floor, Atlanta´s WSB’TV reported Monday night. “My wife found it upsetting, so she took a couple pictures,” McMenamin told the news station, describing how he witnessed another veteran on the