Tag Archives: DC

DC cab drivers strike to protest Uber; Uber business in DC booms!

http://twitter.com/#!/ghelleks/status/481801819166113792

Gee, what better way to advertise? D.C. taxi drivers decided to strike today in protest against Uber, the wildly popular mobile app startup that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services.

Instead of garnering sympathy, the strikers lost out big time as stranded tourists and commuters flocked to Uber.

Honk if you love competition!

http://twitter.com/#!/grayjustin/status/481828359119589377
http://twitter.com/#!/stonecastlepics/status/481817160533045249
http://twitter.com/#!/SRod_PR/status/481785618851061760
http://twitter.com/#!/mgcsilva/status/481820270278500352
http://twitter.com/#!/ChristineSisto/status/481830316936404993

Flashback, London-style:

http://twitter.com/#!/SteveForbesCEO/status/478624319820816384

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/25/d-c-cab-drivers-strike-to-protest-uber-uber-business-in-d-c-booms/

‘It’s a new day’: Marion Barry praises DC’s decriminalization of marijuana

D.C. City Council voted today to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana held for personal use. Council member Marion Barry, who is currently in a rehabilitation center receiving physical therapy, wasn’t present for the vote, but he’s glad to hear that “young black boys” (and everyone else, presumably) can now enjoy their weed while avoiding criminal records.

Barry wasn’t the only one welcoming the news.


http://twitter.com/#!/MontereyBud/status/440905063280541696

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/04/its-a-new-day-marion-barry-praises-dcs-decriminalization-of-marijuana/