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Comment Re:Polls like these (Score 2) 403

It TRULY is amazing!!! I remember having to boycott slashdot for MONTHS during the Valentine's Day Beta Massacre of 2014!!

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Comment Re: Just stop now (Score 1) 114

In Colombia, the good cabs will take you to your destination, driving in circles or half circles as much as possible, and making sure to take the most congested streets to push up the time value.

The not-so-good cabbies will drive you in circles, make YOU provide the directions, get aggro'd when you say that walking is faster, and show you their machete on the side of their chair.

The bad cabbies will drive you in circles, to the freakin mountains, scream and shout when you say, "POLICIA! POLICIA!" while taking a picture of them on your phone, and then let you out, demanding double what the meter says ;-) They will also show you the machete and curse at your bad Spanish.

Absolutely none of them will speak a lick of English.

I've run into two not-so-good cabbies and one horrible one (who did, in fact, take me to the mountains and pounded his fist and yelled when I told him he was mistaken) via Uber, but Uber support rectified them within 2 hours of me rating them 1-star.

In Bogota, Colombia, Uber is the only safe way for non-Hispanics, and the only way to get any sort of recompensation from bad cabbies who will scam you and get aggro'd.

Comment Re:This legislation brought to you by.. (Score 2) 446

There was the case of the guy driving from one gun-friendly state to another gun-friendly state. Cops pulled him over in a state that was NOT firendly to guns (I believe, Illinois) with NO JUST CAUSE, proceeded to open his trunk, find said guns, and arrested him on like 50 felonies, because there were like 20 guns and ammo.

The guns were properly licensed and completely legal for him to posses in both the state he lived in and was traveling from and every state he was going to spend the night in his 3 day voyage.

The guy got something like 30 years in prison!!

I don't think this is the same story, but it's very similar:

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