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Uber and Lyft clash in war of words.
Is this how tech disputes are settled?

Christian Science Monitor, by Jacob Axelrad

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/13/2014 6:06:44 PM

In the battle to become the dominant ride-sharing company, Uber and Lyft have been launching a series of accusations at one another, each side accusing the other of sabotage. Since last October, 177 Uber employees have reportedly canceled more than 5,000 rides from Lyft drivers, presumably in a ploy to disturb Lyft´s business, according to data obtained from Lyft by CNNMoney. The data shared with CNN by Lyft notes that certain Uber employees have created multiple Lyft accounts, from which they have canceled Lyft rides. For example, one Lyft passenger, identified by Lyft drivers as an Uber recruiter, had as many as 21 different

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When a strong economic idea starts to go bad, you can bet the unions are fanning the flames of distrust with potential customers.

      


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Uber and Lyft clash in war of words.
Is this how tech disputes are settled?
Christian Science Monitor, by Jacob Axelrad    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 6:06:44 PM     Post Reply
In the battle to become the dominant ride-sharing company, Uber and Lyft have been launching a series of accusations at one another, each side accusing the other of sabotage. Since last October, 177 Uber employees have reportedly canceled more than 5,000 rides from Lyft drivers, presumably in a ploy to disturb Lyft´s business, according to data obtained from Lyft by CNNMoney. The data shared with CNN by Lyft notes that certain Uber employees have created multiple Lyft accounts, from which they have canceled Lyft rides. For example, one Lyft passenger, identified by Lyft drivers as an Uber recruiter, had as many as 21 different

   

 

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CNN, by Jake Tapper    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 6:01:41 PM     Post Reply
This week was supposed to be Michael Brown´s first at technical college. Instead, his parents were planning his funeral. The 18-year-old was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, on Saturday, sparking a federal civil rights inquiry, local protests and national debate. Civil rights leader Rev. Jess Jackson wrote an op-ed for USA Today entitled "There´s a Ferguson near you." "Right across the country you have these dried strips of urban alienation where you have high levels of infant mortality and of unemployment, and lack of trade skills training, first-class jails, second-class schools. Tremendous alienation, and no urban plan

U.S. considering ground troops
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CBS News, by Rebecca Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 5:54:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has asked his military advisers to prepare options for evacuating a group of trapped religious minorities from a mountain in Iraq that would not put U.S. personnel into a combat mission. (Snip) The president, "is open to recommendations in which the United States is helping to facilitate the removal of these people from the mountain on a humanitarian mission, which we believe is separate than saying U.S. forces are going to be redeployed in Iraq in a combat role to take the fight to [ISIS]," Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes (the brother of CBS News president David Rhodes) told reporters Wednesday.

Georgia town to atheists:
Stop bullying our kids
Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 5:45:55 PM     Post Reply
The American Humanist Association (AHA) is about to learn a very important lesson -- folks around Gainesville, Georgia don’t take kindly to out-of-town atheists trying to bully their children. More than 200 people turned out in defiance of the self-described atheist group early Thursday morning for an impromptu prayer rally in the middle of the Chestatee High School football field. The previous day, the atheists (acting on behalf of a single, unnamed citizen) sent a letter to school officials demanding that the football coaching staff stop participating in team prayers and that they remove all biblical references and religious messages from team

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 5:38:30 PM     Post Reply
The White House doesn’t plan to allow the press in to see the expected “hugging it out” meeting between Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a private party on Wednesday. But it’s also pledging not to scoop the press with its own photos on social media. The president and Mrs. Clinton are expected to meet up Wednesday at a party hosted by Vernon Jordan on Martha’s Vineyard. (Snip) Asked if the press would have access to the party, White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said he didn’t expect open press access for a “private social gathering,” adding:”I understand the press interest here,

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 5:32:47 PM     Post Reply
Police in a New Jersey borough confirmed that a black flag associated with the Islamic State militant group has been voluntarily removed from the front of a resident’s home after a photo of the flag went viral. Garwood Police Chief Bruce D. Underhill confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that officers were “aware of the situation” and residents at the suburban home “voluntarily” agreed to take down the flag. A Turkish flag reportedly remains displayed at the home. “Please be assured that the Garwood Police are aware of the situation and have taken the appropriate steps,” Chief Underhill wrote in an email to the Free Beacon on Wednesday.

   

 

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CIA director downplayed threat
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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 5:27:28 PM     Post Reply
The White House is facing new questions about underestimating the threat from Islamic State militants in Iraq with the surfacing of a speech in 2011 by John Brennan, then President Obama’s counter-terrorism chief and now CIA director, in which he dismissed the danger of an Islamic caliphate as “absurd.” “Our strategy is … shaped by a deeper understanding of al Qaeda’s goals, strategy, and tactics,” Mr. Brennan said on June 29, 2011. “I’m not talking about al Qaeda’s grandiose vision of global domination through a violent Islamic caliphate. That vision is absurd, and we are not going to organize our counterterrorism policies against a

Platoon mates critical of
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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/13/2014 5:17:39 PM     Post Reply
Six former platoon mates of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have hit roadblocks in shopping proposals for their book, because some publishers are reportedly afraid it will discredit President Obama. After five years in the Taliban’s capture, Sgt. Bergdahl was released in May as part of a U.S. prison exchange for five Guantanamo detainees. Some of the soldier’s platoon mates have come forward alleging that Sgt. Bergdahl intentionally deserted his post in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, putting other soldiers in danger. A draft of their book proposal depicts Sgt. Bergdahl as a “premeditated” deserter who possibly aided the Taliban, but agents for the

Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama:
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/12/2014 4:10:28 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him” when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic, according to a statement from a Clinton spokesman. The statement comes amid tension between the Clinton and Obama camps in the wake of the interview. It also comes as Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state, are due to cross paths at a social gathering Wednesday night in Martha’s Vineyard. (Snip) “Secretary Clinton was proud to serve with President Obama, she was proud to be his partner

WHO approves experimental Ebola drugs
Agence France-Presse, by Nina Larson & Zoom Dosso    Original Article
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Geneva - The World Health Organization authorised Tuesday the use of experimental drugs to fight Ebola as the death toll topped 1,000 and a Spanish priest became the first European to succumb to the latest outbreak. The declaration by the UN´s health agency came after a US company that makes an experimental serum called ZMapp said it had sent all its available supplies to hard-hit west Africa. "In the special circumstances of this Ebola outbreak it is ethical to offer unregistered interventions as potential treatments or prevention," WHO assistant director general Marie-Paule Kieny told reporters in Geneva, following a meeting

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Independent [UK], by Ella Alexander    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/12/2014 3:14:20 PM     Post Reply
Gene Simmons says that immigrants should learn to speak English if they “want to unlock the keys to the kingdom”. The Kiss frontman was born in Israel and moved to New York with his mother when he was eight-years-old. (Snip) “In America, I could think what I wanted to think, do as I pleased and reach for the stars. In America, I’ve learned, you have an inferred judiciary duty to learn how to speak English. “Get rid of your accent,” he continued. “I did. Be a legal immigrant. I’m a legal immigrant. Come to the country, just buckle your knees a little bit, make an effort to learn about the culture, assimilate to the point that you can.”

   

 



 
L.A. to pay $26 million for ban
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Los Angeles Times, by David Zahniser    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/12/2014 2:57:07 PM     Post Reply
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday finalized a $26-million legal settlement to end a lawsuit over a ban on lunchtime naps by trash-truck drivers. The expenditure, approved on a 9-2 vote, resolves a class-action lawsuit involving nearly 1,100 sanitation workers who said they were improperly barred from sleeping and engaging in other activities during their meal breaks. The Times reported in February that the council had endorsed the settlement. Councilman Paul Krekorian, who supported the payment, said the settlement was not publicly announced earlier this year because it was not final and needed the approval of a judge.



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