Posts Tagged ‘City of Ottawa’

The anti Uber argument…

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

… reminds me of the old story of the electric light and the candlestick makers…

NO! The candlestick makers said. We invested. We thought our industry would last forever! The electric light makers don’t have to go by the same rules!

IT ISN’T FAIR!!!

It is sad and unfortunate that the candlestick makers are going to have to change their business models and that some will suffer.

It truly is.

But the world has changed. Consumers want light at the flick of a switch and for-hire rides when they want one and on their terms.

Should the free for all that Uber has enjoyed so far carry on?

Nope.

Should cities like Ottawa find a way to accept times have changed and consumers demand a level of service above what the taxi industry has been offering?

Absolutely.

Ottawa City Council must accept reality and create the environment where Uber can compete with the taxis. And if the taxis don’t like it, they should find something else to do aside from the candlestick business.

 

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Friday miscellany…

Friday, October 12th, 2012

First, I am sorrow-filled for yet another young person who has taken their own life because of bullying.

The message that bullying is not acceptable and can have disastrous impacts – well, it’s not getting through. Not well enough, anyhow.

As a Dad, this is becoming increasingly difficult to watch.

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So the City of Ottawa foresees challenges ahead while the LRT construction is underway starting in 2013.

No shit.

I was talking about the very same thing on the bus the other day with a guy who takes the same morning big, red limo. And we both agreed that this is going to be huge!

How exactly is OC Transpo going to do this? There will have to be a series of detours around parts of the Transitway for extended periods of time. How will riders be encouraged to stay with the bus when there are constant delays?

Gonna be interesting.

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Seriously?

The EU wins the Peace Prize? Ostensibly it is for its efforts to promote peace and democracy in Europe

I guess the Committee overlooked the tragic wars in the Balkans.
Ah well, the EU can certainly the prize money that comes with this. But seriously, couldn’t the selection committee come up with a better recipient? Is the world truly that challenged to find individuals who are champions of peace???
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Question: why are toilet roll and paper towel dispensers in the washrooms of most office buildings, restaurants, etc. locked up as tight as a safe?

Are people really concerned about theft?

Really?

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So, Lindsay Lohan is supporting Mitt Romney.

I guess when intellectual giants and moral standard-keepers like Lohan stand by the side of the Mitt-ster, so should all reasonable Americans, right?

Like, I’m sure other GoP supporting luminaries (and similar intellectual giants and moral standard-keepers) like Ted Nuget, Scott BaioDonald Trump, Gene Simmons and Jon Voight are happy to see her on board!

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It’s snowing in Orleans! Argghhhhh!!!!

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