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Updated on November 1, 2011 at 12:45 PM

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Re: “Uber Brings Ride-Sharing to Portland Without Permission; Novick Threatens Hefty Fines

This is a fight the city can't afford. Uber has millions. Uber has lawyers prepping the arguments in every state. They have test cases ready to go and drivers trained to read a particular statements to city enforcement investigators. They'll make it a federal restraint of trade case/interstate commerce case with a single ride to Vancouver and the city won't be able to justify their current ordinances.

They'll have databases of names of city employees and cops to avoid stings. They'll have terms of service in their app usage contract that will mean the city will end up paying them in the event of failed city enforcement actions or falsifications of ride agreements. And most importantly, any enforcement action will make Portlanders aware of the bizarre taxi regs and the guild-like structure of the current taxi system. This city government can't manage to have cops hand out business cards without getting sued (and losing), much less regulate a new sharing-economy transportation industry.

16 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by Number Six on 12/05/2014 at 10:25 PM

Re: “More Hating on Portland's Most Famous Hug

There are worse ways to be hugged by the Portland Police. See: http://blog.oregonlive.com/news_impact/200…

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Number Six on 12/02/2014 at 5:48 PM

Re: “LIVE BLOG: The Very Controversial Street Fee Comes to City Council

Weird- did the representative from the Police Bureau (4:38 update) just indirectly admit the city is liable for some traffic fatalities due to the status of the street infrastructure? That seems like a foolish thing to say, and I suspect the city attorney's office cringed hearing that. That'll be a nice admission of liability for someone's insurance company to bring up in court. Maybe a reporter should follow up with her and see which fatalities could have been avoided but for the cities infrastructure failures?

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Number Six on 05/29/2014 at 4:55 PM

Re: “New Extended Trailer for CW's The Flash

The giant Flash-generating explosion (0:54) at S.T.A.R Labs is clearly where O.M.S.I. is. Note the unfinished Tilicum Crossing bridge.

There is a map of Portland at 2:57 (west side of the river is the top of the map) and a nice Fremont Bridge shot at 4:05. They seem to be sticking to Portland for the layout of the city.

The street shots and filming look like Vancouver, which makes sense since they use Vacouver as Starling City in Arrow and film there.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Number Six on 05/15/2014 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Anti-Camping/Structures Laws Can Now Be Used to Arrest People

When one elected official (the DA) sends his deputies to meet and consult with the officers of another elected official (the Mayor as Police Commisioner) and together they cross-lobby and plan policy and review stuff in meetings and communications with each other, is there no lobbying notification requirements, open meeting laws, or public record access that would reveal the origins and nature of the resulting policy decision?

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Number Six on 04/18/2014 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Edge of Tomorrow Trailer: Like Groundhog Day, in the Futuuuurrreee

500 Groundhog Days of Master Chief

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Number Six on 12/11/2013 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Denny's Hobbit Breakfast 2013: A Retrospective

There once was a contest on Blogtown,
To vie for the poetry nerd crown,
Win breakfast with Steve!
But after you leave,
you'll know there's no worse meal around.

[Last rhyme purposely screwed up to avoid accidentally winning any other 'prizes']

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Number Six on 11/20/2013 at 5:22 PM

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