Aside from Australians I have never met a group more prone to racism than Israelis. But unlike Aussies the Israeli men didn't seem to be entirely misogynistic.
Bigot: someone who claims that nationality determines personality.
when Uber greatly improves the taxi industry
For who? Certainly not the owner-drivers, for them it is an uninsured race to the bottom. As for customers - Uber do not have any "taxis", they are a plain old (illegal) limo company "on a computer". Taxi's can be hailed on the street, taxi's have ranks and other infrastructure to manage street queues at popular locations, you can talk to a human to book a taxi or use an uber style booking app, taxi's have appropriate insurance, taxis have regular mechanical inspections, and yes, you can legally negotiate an up front price with a taxi driver.
You claim to embrace technology and better ways of doing things.
I was desperate enough to drive cabs in the 80's for three years, I can't imagine being desperate enough to be an Uber driver. Uber brings absolutely nothing to the taxi/limo industry that wasn't already illegal 30yrs ago.
I don't want to pay some clown a bunch of extra money because he got stuck in traffic or took a longer route because he had no idea where he was going.
The one good thing about driving a cab is it teaches you how to handle arseholes - I would have thrown you out of the cab at the next bus stop
And the taxis I see are 15 year[s] old
Unadulterated bullshit. I drove taxis for 3yrs, the oldest one I drove was 5yo, it had 1.2 MILLION kilometres on the clock.
Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long