*Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company that competes with traditional taxi companies by providing rides for lower fees and pick ups from a one-touch app on your phone, announced on Friday that their UberX fees are being raised by $1.
The charge is a $1 “Safe Rides Fee” and it is on every ride taken through its UberX service.
Uber offers several ride options, with UberX being its least expensive. The rides are conducted by nonprofessional drivers who use their own vehicles that have been vetted by Uber through background checks and vehicle inspections. Continue reading
*Apparently, not even a nun’s car is safe from the tow truck.
Sister Beth Mouch had just finished delivering food to the St. Jude Community Center in New Orleans when, according to WWLTV.com, she saw a tow truck preparing to take her vehicle away.
“Please, sir, stop. I’m getting ready to move,” the nun told the driver, who offered little sympathy. Continue reading
*We’ve all had it happen to us at one time or another.
We bought that item on the Internet but when it was being delivered, we were nowhere near our home to accept it. Even worse, not all of us live in areas where leaving the package outside is a smart option.
Good news: There’s an app for that!
Of course you’ll need a car…with a trunk. Continue reading
Naked man (blurred) tries to force his way onto a New Jersey bus.
*We see you as you sit there shaking your head. Heck, we even join you. The state of the world today has caused many people to… how shall I say, willingly step outside of reality. Check out. Take a mental break. But its what some decide to do in the process that leaves us spellbound.
Times are tough indeed.
In this story we witness a man who may have chosen to do so, albeit in broad daylight, by releasing his belt, and allowing his pants to drop to his ankles , right before our eyes. But it is what he chooses to in the process of his attempts to board a New Jersey bus that’ll really getcha’… Continue reading
This car is worth $157K baby!!!
*It was a sight to behold. Everyone dreams of a big win in the lottery or on a TV show, and on Friday, many of us lived our dream through Sheree Heil, who could hardly contain herself as “Price Is Right” show host, Drew Carey, announced she had won an Audi R8 Spyder Quattro. Heil’s black convertible is worth $157,300!
The audience went wild. Continue reading
Bride-to-be, Neriza Fojas, 31, and five friends die in limo fire en route to bachelorette festivities.
The wedding day is coming and you’re excited to party with your girls for the last time as a single woman. The limo pulls up, you pile in with excitement and no one would believe that this would be the last party of your life.
A horrific blaze that started in the trunk of Neriza Fojas’ bachelorette limo, consumed her and her five friends lives on what was supposed to be a beautiful night of memories before she got married in June, according to CNN. The 31-year-old bride-to-be and eight of her friends were traveling across the seven-mile San Mateo-Hayward bridge in San Francisco when the limo caught fire. Continue reading
Gas prices are going up and if there is a cheaper alternative, a lot of us are trying to find out how we can benefit from it. But some of the gas alternatives that use corn to produce that are being offered are not cheaper if the damage to the vehicle is factored in.
Car companies like Ford, Honda, Mercedes Benz, Chrysler, BMW are voiding warranties for anyone using E-15 gas which is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved gasoline that includes more ethanol. Car companies are reporting that the gasoline is so treacherous on their engines that they will not pay up if consumers use it in their vehicle. Continue reading
Is it time for everyone to drive around with a disclaimer on their car? I mean, it appears that, at least for some, this is necessary in order to keep folks from getting their car vandalized, getting dirty looks, and being on the receiving end of someone’s middle finger.
President Obama’s haters are dredging up old stuff just to give them a reason to pout and stomp louder before his new administration begins. The $51 billion government bailout to GM in 2009, has these dumb folks lashing out at Chevy Volt owners, according to Yahoo! News. Continue reading