Austin Runs Stings On New Ride Sharing Alternative

acIt’s called Arcade City, and they say it’s an even more anti-establishment version of Uber and Lyft. The middleman is completely cut out.

From their webpage:

What if riders and drivers were free to connect peer-to-peer with no middleman?

We know you’re accustomed to dealing with archaic institutions like governments and corporations.

We believe there’s a better way.

For a few months we’ve been laying the groundwork for a true decentralized ridesharing service — what some are now calling the ‘Uber killer’.

When Uber pulled out of Midland and Corpus Christi, Arcade City drivers entered. Even before we released the first version of our app, drivers took initiative and connected directly with riders on Facebook.

No concern about red tape or corporate BS — just people providing people a needed service.

Well, the city of Austin, TX, fresh off of kicking out Uber and Lyft, is now cracking down on Arcade City by running undercover stings on drivers, citing them and impounding their cars.

KVUE reports:

The service came into play after Austin voted ‘No’ to Proposition 1, and Uber and Lyft left town. Undercover detectives performed a sting operation Friday night: including one on Nueces and 3rd Street. There, they ticketed and impounded the cars of four Arcade City drivers. Most of the drivers used to work for Uber or Lyft.

“When they left, I had no source of income, period,” Cheri Hawes said. “‘Arcade City’ came in and thank God they did, because that was really what supplemented my income. That’s how I take care of my family.”

Hawes said Friday night two guys got in her car and agreed to pay her $15 for the ride. But when she dropped them off, that’s when she saw two police cars behind her.

“I was very upset,” Hawes said.  “I asked him ‘Please do not impound my car. I’m not going to be able to pay these fines, let alone my car getting out of impound and it is my source of income’.”
The officers cited her for not having a valid chauffeur’s permit and for not having operating authority. Her car was also impounded.

It cost $220 to get Hawes’ car out of impound, and each of the citations she received cost up to $500.

Activist Post adds that ride sharing services decreased the number of drunk driving instances in Austin, which have since gone up after Uber and Lyft were banned:

According to local CBS-affiliate KEYE TV, DWI arrests have increased 7.5 percent between May and June in the city of Austin in Texas. What changed? Uber and Lyft left town on May 9.

“The Austin Police Department released new numbers to KEYE TV that show there were 359 DWI arrests from May 9, the day Uber and Lyft shut down, to May 31st of this year,” KEYE TV reported. “Last year during the same time period, there were 334 arrests. That’s a 7.5 percent increase in the weeks following their departure.”

But before the ridesharing apps were essentially banned from Austin, Uber released a statement claiming drunk driving crashes had been decreasing in the region since the app became popular among locals. They urged Austin residents to help stand with them. A Politifact report reviewed Uber’s claim, ruling the ridesharing giant was mostly correct. Since ridesharing entered the Austin market, the rate of DWI crashes dropped 23 percent, suggesting that, perhaps, making rides widely available correlated with the rate shift.

Austin police chief Art Acevado can be reached at 512 974 5000.

Obama Increases Importation of Syrian Refugees After Orlando Terror Attack

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In the days following the Orlando terror attack, the Obama administration actually sped up the process of importing Syrian refugees in the U.S. despite the fact that experts have now admitted that terrorists could hide among migrants.

Breitbart reported:

441 Syrian Refugees Admitted to the U.S. Since the Orlando Attack, Dozens to Florida

In the days since an Islamic radical murdered 49 people at an Orlando gay bar, the Obama Administration has admitted hundreds more Syrian refugees to the United States, including placing dozens in Florida.
According to State Department data, since June 12, 441 Syrian refugees have been resettled in communities across the U.S. Just five of the recent arrivals are Christian the rest are Muslim, including 434 Sunni Muslims and one identified as simply “Moslem.” One is listed as having “no religion.”

The 441 new arrivals have been resettled across 26 states, with Illinois (60), Florida (49), and Arizona (38) taking in the most Syrian refugees over that four-day timeframe.

Of the 49 new Syrian refugees resettled in Florida since the attack, 10 have been resettled in the greater Orlando area — with five resettled in Orlando proper and five resettled in Kissimmee. The rest of the refugees settled in Florida were placed in Clearwater (six), Delray Beach (five), Miami (five), Pensacola (five), Tampa (18).

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he is opposed to resetting Syrian refugees in his state amid ongoing vetting concerns. Tuesday, following the attack, Scott expressed frustration that the administration is refusing to share information about the Syrians placed in his state.

“The White House said they will not share that information with the Florida law enforcement. They said, oh, that — those people have privacy rights,” Scott said during an appearance on Fox News.

If liberals are still wondering why many Americans believe Obama doesn’t have our best interests in mind, this would be a good place to begin the conversation.

How do Obama’s actions in this situation make America safer?

Hint: They don’t.

Hillary Clinton Uses Orlando Terror Attack For Fundraising And Gun Control

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The left has used the Orlando terror attack for their own gain for days now and Hillary Clinton is no exception.

She’s actually exploiting the incident to raise money.

The Daily Caller reports:

Hillary Clinton Fundraises Off Orlando Terrorist Attack

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is using the Orlando terrorist attack to fundraise for her presidential campaign.

In a mass campaign email sent Wednesday and forwarded to The Daily Caller, the Democrat’s campaign writes of the shootings and her call for gun control measures. “We’ll need the resources to take on Donald Trump and the NRA,” the campaign says in the email. “Chip in $1 — let’s do this.”

The fundraising email is written under the name of Christina Reynolds, the deputy communications director of Hillary for America.

“This week, Republicans in Congress asked for a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting in Orlando,” Reynolds writes. “Democrats in the House of Representatives refused. They would not stand silent, they said, about the work it’s going to take to end the nation’s gun violence epidemic.”

There’s no low to which this woman won’t sink.

Leaked Document Proves Hillary’s Nomination Really Was a Coronation

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Bernie Sanders supporters have been complaining for months that the Democratic Party’s primary process was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton and now there’s more evidence which shows that’s true.

The New York Post reports:

Leaked document shows the DNC wanted Clinton from start

A document leaked by a hacker who took responsibility for the Democratic National Committee data breach appears to show the DNC coordinating with Hillary Clinton from the start of the presidential campaign — just as Bernie Sanders has claimed.

A document to the DNC dated May 26, 2015 – a month after Sanders kicked off his presidential bid — declared that “our goals & strategy” are to “provide a contrast between the GOP field and HRC.”

HRC stands for Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The document, posted online by the hacker “Guccifer 2.0,” outlines ways to hit back at the GOP presidential field, such as “use specific hits to muddy the waters around ethics, transparency and campaign finance attacks on HRC.”

The author of the document is not listed. The DNC stayed officially neutral during the prolonged primary between Clinton and Sanders.

But some Sanders backers say the document shows what they’ve felt all along: the system was rigged in favor of Clinton.

“With proof that #Bernie never even had a chance, I shall double down and vote #BernieOrBust in Nov. @TheDemocrats,” tweeted a Sanders supporter from Chicago.

Hillary Clinton is so popular that her party had to rig the contest in her favor.

What a symbol of their confidence in her chances.

Media Ignores Fact That Hillary Takes Money From Countries That Execute Gay People

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Hillary Clinton takes tons of cash from countries that kill gay people for merely existing and the liberal media is completely ignoring this inconvenient fact.

Doesn’t that seem like a rather important topic after an Islamic terror attack on a gay nightclub?

This is why Democrats would rather talk about gun control.

Zero Hedge reports:

Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary’s Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims

In what may be the pinnacle of hypocrisy, moments ago Hillary Clinton, while speaking live on national security and addressing the Orlando shooting took some time from her constant bashing of the Second Amendment and calling for a ban on assault rifles, to say some less than kind words about Saudi Arabia whom it accused of supporting radical organizations. This is what she said:

The third area that demands attention is preventing radicalization and countering efforts by ISIS and other international terrorist networks to recruit in the United States and Europe. For starters, it is long past time for the Saudis, the Qataris and the Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations. And they should stop supporting radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism. We also have to use all our capabilities to counter jihadist propaganda online. This is something that I spend a lot of time on at the State Department.

There is nothing wrong with that statement, as it is the whole truth – Saudi Arabia’s involvement in supporting terrorism stretches from Sept 11 all the way through to ISIS – however, where there is a big, and potentially law-breaking, problem is what Jordan’s official news agency, Petra News Agency, reported on Sunday citing the Saudi crown price, namely that Saudi Arabia is a major funder of Hillary Clinton’s campaign to become the next president of the United States.

As MEE notes, the Petra News Agency published on Sunday what it described as exclusive comments from Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman which included a claim that Riyadh has provided 20 percent of the total funding to the prospective Democratic candidate’s campaign.

Can you say conflict of interests?

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Mark Steyn Exposes Liberal Media Lies About The Orlando Terror Attack (AUDIO)

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Did you notice that following the attack in Orlando, the liberal American media tried to spin the narrative by ignoring Islamic terrorism and blaming the NRA?

So did conservative writer Mark Steyn. While filling in for Rush Limbaugh on Monday, he made the point.

Conservative Review reported:

Steyn: Here’s the Left’s ‘Official Lie’ About the Orlando Terrorist Attack

Reacting Monday to the ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in Orlando, Mark Steyn—filling in for Rush Limbaugh—said that the “official lie” of the Left is that gun-toting “right” wing extremists are responsible for the shooting and radical Islamic terrorism is not.

The fact, Steyn said, is a radical Muslim killed 49 in a terror attack and the Left doesn’t know how to cope with the “internal contradictions of the rainbow coalition.”

Listen to the audio:

That pretty much nails it.

Our media is totally corrupt.

FLASHBACK: Elizabeth Warren Called Hillary a Wall Street Puppet in 2004 (VIDEO)

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Elizabeth Warren has sold her soul to endorse Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election but she wasn’t always such a big fan. Back in 2004, in an interview with Bill Moyers, Warren painted Hillary as a hypocritical creature of Wall Street and a corporate puppet.

Zero Hedge reports:

2004 Flashback: Elizabeth Warren Describes Hillary Clinton As A Puppet For Wall Street

In an interview that is said to date back to 2004, Warren begins by explaining that she and then First Lady Hillary Clinton sat down and discussed the negative impacts a pending bankruptcy bill would have on women who were raising families. As a result of their meeting Warren said, Hillary went to work in the White House in order to stop the legislation, and ultimately influenced her husband to veto the bill when it came across his desk.

“She says, ‘tell me about bankruptcy’ – I go over the law, went over the economics, showed her the graphs, showed her the charts, and she got it.”

“At the end of the conversation, Mrs. Clinton stood up, and she said professor Warren we’ve got to stop that awful bill.”

“She went back to Washington and I heard later from someone who was a White House staffer that there were skid marks in the hallways when Mrs. Clinton got back as people reversed direction on that bankruptcy bill. When Mrs. Clinton came back with a little better understanding of how it all worked, they reversed course and they reversed course fast. And the proof is in the pudding. The last bill that came before President Clinton was that bankruptcy bill that was passed by the House and the Senate in 2000 and he vetoed it. In her autobiography Mrs. Clinton took credit for that veto and she rightly should.”

However, as Senator Clinton, now entirely beholden to banks after generous contributions made to finance her campaign, her vote was different. Funny how that all works isn’t it?

One of the first bills that came up after she was ‘Senator Clinton’ was the bankruptcy bill – she voted in favor of it.”

When asked why, Warren points out that as Senator the stakes are different, and Clinton didn’t want to bit the hand that fed her, rather, funded campaign coffers (and of course would later pay Clinton millions to give speeches – it’s always important to have an eye toward the future).

“As Senator Clinton, the pressures are very different. It’s a well financed industry. A lot of people don’t realize that the industry that gave the most money to Washington over the past few years was not the oil industry, was not pharmaceuticals, it was consumer credit products. Those are the people, the credit card companies that have been giving money, and they have influence. She has taken money from the groups, and more to the point, she worries about them as a constituency.

Watch the video:

What a difference an election makes.

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SHAMEFUL: #CrookedHillary Ignores Benghazi Dead While Talking About Libya (VIDEO)

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Hillary Clinton recently appeared on PBS and bragged about her Libya disaster saying no Americans were killed. Tell that to the families of the men killed in Benghazi.

Truth Revolt reported:

Short-Term Memory: Hillary Forgets Four Americans Died in Benghazi

Hillary Clinton appeared on PBS News Hour on Wednesday and completely forgot about Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods — the four Americans who lost their lives during the attack on the Benghazi consulate.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee discussed the Obama administration’s decisions in Libya with Judy Woodruff, assuring “their efforts… did not cost a single American life:”

“Well, first of all, it’s important to remember where we were and why the president made the decision he did, because this was a presidential decision.

“I’ve advised the president. Sometimes, he follows my advice. Sometimes, he doesn’t. Sometimes, he uses a combination of what he hears from his advisers.

“We were looking at a potential disaster, as Qaddafi threatened to massacre large numbers of his population. The Europeans, our Arab allies were urging us to help them to try to prevent that.

“After due diligence, we came up with a way of supporting their efforts that did not cost a single American life. And we saved a lot of Libyan lives.”

Watch the video:

Not a single American life was lost, huh?

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What a shameful liar she is.

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VIDEO: Triggliots Go Bonkers, Campus Cops Try To Shut Down Trump Event

vlcsnap-2016-06-11-00h51m34s46The Portland State University Students For Trump chapter were back at it, this time holding an event called “BUILD THE WALL”, where they literally brought a replica wall to campus.

At first campus police told them they could not bring it on the university property because it is a “structure” and they didn’t have a permit. What’s quite interesting about that is the fact that the wackjob SJW groups on campus have been getting away with violating “policy” after “policy” over and over during their protests and marches. They use amplified devices, march through the halls of the buildings screaming and yelling, they literally took over a PSU board of trustees meeting that cause the board members to flee, and they staged a “die in” in the street, all of which were ignored by campus police and, as far as this author can tell, no punishment was handed down. If there were, then they were so light that it did not cause any of the students to think twice before doing it all again at the next protest.

The students began setting up The Wall off campus, then realized what cucks the campus police are and that none of the policies would be enforced, so they returned to the park blocks in the heart of the campus. This time a city park Ranger decided to tell them the wall had to go. The students made the case that The Wall was a “sign” and not a “structure”. The Ranger cucked himself off and the students continued on, with police monitoring both on the ground in uniform, and in plain clothes from the balcony of a nearby building, where an officer had a video camera and was filming the event.

While there was no mass counter protest, as previous Students For Trump events have seen, there were several passers by who decided they would try to get into it with the Trump supporters. The most eccentric of them were these two, where

the female says to the group “You all are intolerant… I don’t want to coexist with this hate” as they discussed illegal immigration. She asks if anyone has tried to get citizenship in another country, and a Trump supporter responds with “No, because I love my country.” The Trump supporters start to chant “USA! USA!” while the male dissenter starts shaking and screaming “WAIT A MINUTE! WAIT A MINUTE!” as the worried look overtakes him apparently triggered by the chant of USA, while a look of disgust overtakes the female as she calls them “pathetic”. The dude loses it and starts going off. “YOU THINK SHOUTING USA IS THE ONLY THING YOUR PATRIOTISM MEANS?!?!?!” as the chant morphed into “BUILD THE WALL! BUILD THE WALL!”

The female goes on to hold a long drawn out quote from poet Robert Frost, while insulting the Trump supporters’ IQs. “You are the party of ignorance” she says, as the male starts to have a break down. He steps away while the female continues to engage. After a brief exchange about past Presidents and policies, she goes “I can’t believe what you are doing. You are making people unsafe. You are making people unsafe.” When asked to clarify how the Trump supporters are making people unsafe, she responds with “Look how combative you people are”, even though she’s the one who came over and started calling people “idiots”. One man pipes up and says “If this is unsafe, maybe you should take a trip to the other side of the Mexican border” while the female says “I will spend the rest of my life making sure…” but then doesn’t finish. “We’re gunna make it against the law for this” says the SJW female. “Free speech will be against the law, according to the tolerant left” says a Trump supporter. She responds with “We are going to expand the definition of ‘hate speech’ to include what you are doing right here”, as she then starts shaking her head in disgust with the mere mention of the Constitution. “Well, good luck with your pasty, white bread America you want so badly” she comes back with. The last question lobbed her way was “What other federal laws should just be ignored?” to which she says “I’m done”. “If you want one federal law to be ignored, should, say, the gun laws be ignored? Should the civil rights act be ignored?” as a look of total confusion overtakes her. “Why aren’t you protesting Mexico’s southern border wall?” as she storms off, flipping the bird to everyone.

Also on hand were LGBT Trump supporters, as others took to chalking the sidewalks with pro Trump slogans and imagery, including a chalk wall. Mainstream media asked the Trump students to clarify on the race issue. One old bag and her daughter (?) went on about how Trump’s immigration policy is racist, and while a Trump supporter is calmly responding, the young hagling just says “Let’s go. Fuck Donald Trump” while, as usual, flipping everyone off.

OOPS! California Democrat Served Legal Papers AT HIS OWN VICTORY PARTY

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Is corruption a requirement for running as a Democrat? California Democrat Isadore Hall was enjoying his victory party last night when he was served legal papers for a real estate deal gone bad.

The Los Angeles Times reported:

Isadore Hall served with subpoena at election night party

State Sen. Isadore Hall (D-Compton) was met by a process server at his congressional campaign’s election party in San Pedro on Tuesday night, and was served with a subpoena in a lawsuit over a real estate deal, CBS 2-TV reported. Hall, who has been accused by opponent Nanette Barragán of campaign finance violations , is leading Barragán in early returns for South L.A.’s 44th Congressional District seat.

Hall is clearly a great fit for his party.

He’s even got a head start on having his own scandal.

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