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Comment: Re:I have an even better idea (Score 1) 304

by CanHasDIY (#48914553) Attached to: Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

The right to travel is basically saying the government doesn't have a right to lock you into one position not allowing you to move by any means you have available to you.

Citation needed.

Also, if right to travel doesn't pertain to means of transportation, what if the government said private jets were now the only vehicle you could legally travel in? Wouldn't that prohibit our right to travel freely? Or are you going to pretend a person could walk from LA to NY in any amount of time considered reasonable in the 21st Century?

Comment: Re:Bad economics leads to bad policy (Score 1) 154

by CanHasDIY (#48914407) Attached to: Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015

Speaking of prices, who pays the price when some untrained Uber taxi driver crashes during the emergency condition, causing emergency services to have to divert resources from where they are needed to handle the greedy idiot who crashed his car? The driver? Uber? Or does society pay for it, and thus have incentive to keep those morons from creating unnecessary dangerous situations in the name of avarice?

Comment: Criminals (Score 0) 154

by CanHasDIY (#48914367) Attached to: Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.co...

http://www.nationaljournal.com...

Price gouging, especially during an emergency situation, is illegal in many places. So basically what Uber is doing here is making themselves legally liable to return every red cent they collect over the normal rate during the snowstorm, not to mention inviting punitive damages.

Comment: Re:I have an even better idea (Score 2) 304

by CanHasDIY (#48892791) Attached to: Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

Not that I disagree with the premise, but it's important to note that some people don't have access to busses nor horses (which, take it from the voice of experience, are really hard to park without being hassled), and cabs are too expensive... but they do own a car.

If we had kick-ass, Euro style public transit all over America, I would agree with you wholeheartedly. But we don't.

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