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1- Stupid: It’s a ‘trick’ question How many of these hotties are hookers, Mike? By SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 7:39 AM, June 15, 2012 Posted: 2:17 AM, June 15, 2012
Share on emailShare on facebookMore Sharing ServicesMore Print They’re not hookers — they just look as if they could be! A dozen scantily clad women rallied outside City Hall yesterday, decrying a bill they say prevents beauties wearing skimpy clothes from getting a fair shot at hailing a yellow cab.
The proposal, which will soon get Mayor Bloomberg’s signature, slaps stiff penalties on cabbies who ferry prostitutes and get a cut of the cash.
But yesterday’s collection of bartenders and shot girls said that hacks will now be scared to pick up any woman wearing a short skirt or spiked heels — and noted that sometimes, even legitimately employed women have to flaunt it to make a living.
DAN BRINZAC HO NO! Hot babes in sexy clothes make a point yesterday at a City Hall protest by cabbies against a bill that would impose a fine on drivers who transport working prostitutes.
“They don’t even know who is a prostitute or not!” said Diana Estrada, 27, a Sofrito bartender wearing a cleavage-baring spaghetti-strap dress.
“You don’t have a shirt on that tells if you’re a prostitute or not.” She frequently takes cabs home to Astoria after leaving late shifts, and she’s concerned taxi drivers will pass her by, since she wears short-shorts or miniskirts.
Currently, the city’s Taxi & Limousine Commission has the authority to strip drivers of their licenses if they knowingly partake in sex trafficking.
But the new bill — which the City Council unanimously passed Wednesday — would require the TLC to both strip a driver’s license and slap them with a $10,000 penalty if he’s previously been convicted of sex trafficking.
On a first offense, a driver goes to a city hearing, where his license could be revoked.
The proposal could make cops more willing to arrest drivers who are innocent, said taxi-union boss Fernando Mateo.
“I will challenge any one of you to tell me which one of [these women] you would consider to be a prostitute,” he said yesterday. “They’re all sexy.” email@example.com
Michael Bloomberg, arrogant 0.001% twit, endangers innocent lives at LaGuardia Airport
Miracle on Hudson' pilot Sully attacks Bloomberg's trash plan near LaGuardia CARLY BALDWIN 14 May 2012 01:55
Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, left, and co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles in the cockpit at LaGuardia Airport on Sullenberger's first day back after the "Miracle on the Hudson." Sully is now retired. “Miracle on the Hudson” hero Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger has told Metro before how he opposes Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to build a waste-transfer station next to LaGuardia Airport.
Now Sully's taking his opinions to the airwaves.
Sullenberger will be part of a radio ad campaign that criticizes the plan. The ads will hit airwaves tomorrow, Tuesday.
Critics, including Sully, say the trash station will attract birds by the thousand — just like the Canadian geese that flew into the engines of his plane in 2009 and forced him to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River.
The waste transfer station “will attract birds into the path of oncoming flights, putting thousands of lives at risk, including passengers in the sky and citizens on the ground," Sully says in the ads.
“The birds will learn that there’s food there, and they will keep returning,” Sully told Metro earlier this year about the plan.
And it’s not just geese, he said — garbage will attract all kinds of birds, any of which could be a threat.
Construction has already started on the garbage facility, located 735 yards from one of LaGuardia’s runways.
Ken Paskar is head of the group Friends of LaGuardia, which sued the city in 2011 to prevent it from opening. The group said birds will flock to the North Shore Marine Transfer Station, drawn to the estimated 3,000 tons of garbage the facility is expected to handle every day.
“Have you ever stood on the beach and thrown a potato chip in the air? A hundred birds come,” he told Metro earlier this year. “One potato chip brings a whole flock. Three thousand tons is insane.” I happen to be a NYC taxi driver. At the airports there are signs telling taxi drivers not to feed the birds. Ask yourself Bloomberg, "Why Is that?"
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