alert all Unicorn collectors!!!! We'd love to sell it as one bulk collection to an avid collector, someone who would love it as much as Mom, but the Auction at The Commons on Dad's birthday (80th) was too excellent an opportunity to pass on!!!! Our folks would have thought this was a great idea for all reasons: supporting the community, supporting the neighborhood, supporting LOCAL business, and the house gets cleaned up a bit. I hope there's a collector out there who will be soooo happy! see you there. Flo Barrett
"...including an arts space and the office of a leader of the national Church of Satan."
Ok. Your point being? "Ooooh! Eeeeevil Satanist covets warehouse space in SE!"
Viva La LEMONADE BLOC!!! Fuck cops!
"and not hiring police officers from other agencies who are being investigated for improper conduct"
Stefan, was one of the officers being investigated for improper conduct while they were being hired by PPB?
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Welcome to the Police State 2003
Naked biking and the Big One?Fuckers!I thought it was some free porn!!!Bitches.
The Buffer Lanes. That would make a good band name.
i could have told her that she wasn't going to win. Because in the law eyes the polices are always right unless you have them on camera....
Necessary "penetration rates" joke.
Mark my words, the "Mary Volm" tag is going to be the most awesome thing in the next several months.
Whoever suggested the giant shark tank is a genius. That's a winning idea.
While your at that, tax the shit out of the demographic that has a 5 mile or under commute and chooses to go by automobile. Why not?
Your ass is already spreading from long stays in your cubicle desk chair; lets delay the inevitable!!
Oh, and I think we should toll individual drivers on 26, yes that means car pooling gets you a free pass, past the traffic lines and past the fees. Car pooling does not include taking your little snot nosed future polluter to the day care either, so use your better judgement.
Pretty disappointing Rent-A-Kop's Hren was a no-show.
Anyone carrying a badge & a gun needs strict accountability, and the issues with Blackwater-Lite have not been resolved to the public's satisfaction.
We may have to just start ignoring their "authoriteh."
Regarding the two [new] lawsuits filed against the PPB for un-called-for taser use.
Is there a way one can enter into a class-action suit?
It about time! But what about ALL the measures the he got on the Oregon ballots if *bad* money was used. Will it make them void?
That's the problem with trying to keep public secrets in the information age.
Any cabbies reading this should be aware that you are allowed to park in front of any hotel for 15 minutes.
If you are first up on the stand and you think a town car may be parked in front of the hotel with no reservation you should pull up and park in front of the hotel. In front of or behind the town car. You then have 15 minutes. When a customer comes out you can offer them a ride. This is also good if you are first on the stand and the hotel is busy with people checking out whether or not a town car is illegally parked. Pull up and offer the customer your service! Cut out the middleman(doorman). You have just as much of a right to park at the door of a hotel as anyone. Just remember you only have 15 minutes so plan wisely.
Whoops! I was wrong.
The Marriott Waterfront Hotel was also guilty of using an unpermitted driver from PRIME town car company. Another town car from PRIME town car company was being used by the Hotel Monaco with an unpermitted driver and no plates. This was on the day of the sting. These drivers got fined, but they also did not have insurance. Why weren't they towed and impounded? My car would be?!
Lets see if the city can actually collect these fines this time around. Town car companies have been getting away with not having to pay these fines. The city lets them off of the hook most of the time. It makes me wonder if it is true when people say the hotels use the kickbacks to pay their doormen. Or instead of paying their doormen decently.
Is the city going to continue to allow hotel doormen and other hotel staff help to manage the quality, safety and efficiency of the downtown para-transit market?
Keep in mind the rented town cars and unpermitted drivers that were fined did not have insurance to cover their passengers. Rental companies do not insure commercial vehicles. Any insurance an unpermitted driver may have had would be null and void against any claim. How many of these drivers fined really had insurance that covered all of their paying passengers?
The Benson was using a town car company driving a rental. The Hotel Monaco was using an unlicensed vehicle with an unpermitted driver. BOTH UNINSURED!!!
The hotels using these illegal town cars that were fined during the sting were:
The Benson, Hilton, Marriott Waterfront, Marriott City Center, Doubletree Lloyd Center, Hotel Vintage Plaza, Hotel Monaco, Hotel Westin, Hotel Lucia, and the Governor hotel.
These hotels do not care about their customers. What if there is an accident in an uninsured town car? With an unpermitted driver?
The hotel and or the doorman who provided this town car to the unwitting customer get all the blame. Because the hotel knows a town car must have a reservation first. A respectable hotel would call a real town car company for their guest. Not allow their doormen to call whatever driver will give them $10.
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