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Rideshare permits for Dallas and airports

City of Dallas and DFW Airport Permit Process

Beginning May 1, 2015, the City of Dallas requires all Uber and Lyft rideshare drivers to have (2) two permits, a driver permit and vehicle permit. One for the driver and one for each car used for rideshare. Also, if you intend to pickup at DFW Airport, you will need a 3rd DFW Airport specific permit. In order to legally drive in Dallas and pickup at DFW and Love Field Airports, you must have these permits or risk getting ticketed.

You must have (3) three permits:

1) Driver’s Permit – City of Dallas (cost $53)
2) Vehicle Permit – City of Dallas (inspection cost $40-50 + decal fee $3)
3) Vehicle Permit – DFW Airport (free)

HOW TO GET A DRIVER’S PERMIT

  1. Visit the City of Dallas Transportation for Hire Portal here https://dallascitytx.portal.fasttrackgov.com/Common/ApplicationLinks.aspx
  2. Click “Apply for or renew a Driver’s Permit” on the right side.
  3. “Register Now” on the right side and setup your account.
  4. Verify your email by clicking the link sent to you.
  5. Under “Menu” at the top left, click “Apply for or renew a Driver’s Permit”
  6. “Start a New Application” and fill out all required info with red *
  7. Under question #5 select “Rideshare Vehicle”
  8. Select “Yes” for question #6 and have the City of Dallas conduct their background check.
  9. Click “Review Fees” at the bottom, confirm the $53 total, and select “Submit and Pay Now”
  10. Follow the prompts to PAY for the permit and print your receipt. Snap a screen shot in case you need to prove you paid.
  11. The process takes a couple days to a couple weeks time. Check the status by clicking “Apply for or renew a Driver’s Permit” and viewing the pending application.
  12. Once the status is “PENDING BADGE ISSUE”, the permit is ready to be picked up at the Transportation Regulation Office.

HOW TO GET THE VEHICLE PERMIT (This is a CITY REQUIRED INSPECTION separate from your state inspection.)

  1. You must have a driver’s permit before you can apply for a vehicle permit.
  2. Visit the City of Dallas Transportation for Hire Portal here https://dallascitytx.portal.fasttrackgov.com/Common/ApplicationLinks.aspx
  3. Click “Register or Renew Vehicle Decal (Permit)” on the bottom left.
  4. “Start a New Application” and select “New Motorized Vehicle Registration”
  5. Fill out all required info and “Submit”.
  6. At least 24 hours later, take your vehicle for inspection at one of the city approved inspection stations here. http://dallascityhall.com/departments/codecompliance/Pages/Vehicle-Inspection.aspx
  7. For LYFT-ONLY drivers, wait one day and take your car registration receipt, inspection paperwork and drivers license to the Transportation Regulation Office to have your vehicle decal issued. Pay $3 for the decal. The vehicle decal goes on the bottom corner passenger side of the front windshield.
  8. For UBER drivers, take your inspection paperwork and driver’s permit to one of the Uber Dallas offices below. They will issue you a vehicle permit and deduct it from your pay.

Dallas Transportation Regulation
3131 Dawson Street, 2nd Floor
Dallas, Texas 75226
Phone: (214) 670-3161 Fax: (214) 670-6968
Email: transportationregulation@dallascityhall.com
Office Hours: M-F 8:30a-4p

HOW TO GET A DFW AIRPORT PERMIT / DECAL

  1. You MUST HAVE BOTH the city of Dallas driver’s and vehicle permits before you apply for the DFW airport permit.
  2. Bring the car you wish to apply for, with city of Dallas vehicle permit affixed to the windshield, and your driver’s permit to the DFW Ground Transportation Office below. Your vehicle permit must be directly affixed to the windshield, not on any removable object.
  3. Fill out the application.
  4. The office personnel will affix the decal to your windshield in-person.

Directions to DFW Airport Ground Transportation Office
https://www.dfwairport.com/gt/P2_122001.pdf
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Main Phone: 972-973-4078

King Solomon today

Two young women who lived in the same house and who both had an infant son came to Solomon for a judgment.

One of the women claimed that the other, after accidentally smothering her own son while sleeping, had exchanged the two children to make it appear that the living child was hers. The other woman denied this and so both women claimed to be the mother of the living son and said that the dead boy belonged to the other.

After some deliberation, King Solomon called for a sword to be brought before him. He declared that there was only one fair solution: the live son must be split in two, each woman receiving half of the child.

Upon hearing this terrible verdict, the boy’s true mother cried out, “Oh Lord, give the baby to her, just don’t kill him!” The liar, in her bitter jealousy, exclaimed, “It shall be neither mine nor yours—divide it!”

The king declared the first mother as the true mother, as a true, loving mother would rather surrender her baby to another than hurt him, and gave her the baby. King Solomon’s judgment became known throughout all of Israel and was considered an example of profound wisdom.

Fast forward 3000 years:

Having a child means the mother collects $550/month from ‘welfare’. Both moms say, cut the baby up because:

“Ill at least get $275…”

Shitty degrees from shitty colleges

Reasons why I don’t try to run my own business (apart from the bipolar messing it all up):
Yep – I’m too racist to hire an ebonix speaker – speak English or fuck off.
Same idea for specific college majors – I would not hire them:
Women’s studies
Secularism
LGBT studies
Black studies
Hispanic studies
Climatology
Comparative Religion
Gaming Management
Ethnic Studies
Theology & Religious Vocations
Islamic Studies
Social Work
Child and Family Studies
Communications
Comedic Art
I wouldn’t hire them because they will make everything I sell more expensive without adding any value to the business. Here is a story that has gone around at least once:
 
 
Before you react to the story, please think about how asinine it is to waste company time/money running around writing and signing petitions. They’re supposed to be working and getting work experience… Here’s your experience. 1 – you’re NOT an employee, 2 – only employees question HR regs, 3 – your intro and training to the company stated you would wear shoes, not that you could challenge the authority of the people that sign your checks.
 
What he learned in school was to be a little bitch all the time, petitioning, protesting, prevaricating – – college taught you how to be a problem employee. He should count himself lucky that he wasn’t fired from a real job that he has to explain to every potential employer.

The lie of Socialism

See that hell-hole? That’s what happens. Central planning dictates that everything be the cheapest possible. The cheapest way to house a growing populace: blocks of flats.
What’s wrong with that? All a gang has to do I take over the elevators and voila! Everyone pays a toll to enter their own flat.
I’m not wrong. Check out the Pruitt Towers fiasco:

Pruitt–Igoe was a large urban housing project first occupied in 1954 in the U.S. city of St. Louis, Missouri. Living conditions in Pruitt–Igoe began to decline soon after its completion in 1956. By the late 1960s, the complex had become internationally infamous for its poverty, crime, and segregation.
They had to tear it down in only 10 years.

http://www.libertarianism.org/media/video-collection/bill-evers-how-convince-socialist

You faggy socialist fucks will doom us all

Socialism NEVER works.

In practice, socialism didn’t work. It didn’t work in Russia, China, North Korea, etc etc etc. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy.

Each of these nations has had to ‘break’ socialism to keep their country afloat. Russia needed billions of bushels of wheat to feed their starving populace. Where did they get it?
USA

China couldn’t make socialism work and turned to communism. When that didn’t work, they begged Nixon to allow them to trade with us. They needed our money. Now they’re the biggest holder of US cash reserves. Where did they turn?
USA

It doesn’t matter how many screeching idiots like Bernie Sanders hold forth with their carpetbags full of lies. Yes, I’m calling him out on that shit. I have NEVER heard him tell the truth. That should matter MORE than the laundry list of “free” shit he’s giving away. Sanders can’t steal enough money to cover the checks his verbal diarrhea is writing.

What’s that? Do I hear you little socialist pussies whining? Huh? I didn’t mention North Korea? Okay. Well, they are dying of starvation…

I Just can’t wrap my head around why the entire Democrat party isn’t either in jail or hanging from a noose on the White House lawn…

Honestly, the America I was taught about in High School doesn’t exist any more; if it ever did. America was where we pulled ourselves up by the bootstraps. Where we built the best country in the entire world. When we finished that, we addressed the issues of inequality and inequity. One step at a time, we became greater, richer, and more caring day by day. Year after year we improve and yet the screaming sacks of shit that do nothing for a living other than lying to you, keep screaming about these supposed remaining issues.

To hear them talk, you’d think that we were still lynching blacks in the town square.

The only reason any of you believe there is still white v black racism is because you were allowed to pass school without learning a fucking thing.

You’ll kill us all with your bullshit.

There are 10 million Muslims that want to bathe in your blood and you’ll just let them because you’re afraid of being ‘racist’. Think I’m blowing this out of proportion? https://en.wikipedia.org/…/Rotherham_child_sexual_exploitat…

THEY RAPED LITTLE BOYS and the authorities did nothing for fear of being labeled racist…

That’s just what we need 10 million ass-raping third world goons that can’t navigate a goddamn toilet telling me I’m the racist.

Fuck them. My advice to the government is to start up the Gatling guns and mow them all down at the border. Drop a couple nukes on the Mideast and level it. We can drill for oil through the fused glass desert. Annex Mexico, it’s not so much a country as it is a hellish Catch-22 NWO.

Science Fiction Demonizes ‘Our’ Opponents

Science Fiction Demonizes ‘Our’ Opponents

I’d like to stray from the trend in most science fiction that I feel is over played and possibly immoral.  The ‘other’ or the ‘enemy’ has been portrayed as faceless automatons that ‘we’ can indiscriminately blast to smithereens. In I, Robot there are the hoards of robots, red ones target positive (looked just like the video game). In Star Wars, the faceless ‘clones’, presumably all Jango Fett or what have you to make them soulless. The Princess Leia that commented, “Aren’t you a little short …” That was a pretty silly looking moment and we all laughed inwardly and hoped for there to be sparks of – well, you know – a humma humma Bowchik Bowchikawika Bowwoww

Playing a video game frequently involves making the enemy red in some way (colored red, not necessarily communist), very often masked or helmeted to obscure all but the red eyes of berserk. In Far Cry, there have been about thirty or so faces, still it’s annoying to have to kill characters that just keep moving toward you instead of taking cover. Makes them faceless as well. The game even spawned the same red shirt dude in one conflict. It was like he just came back to life…

Brings me to zombies or walkers, biters, etc you can sort of see on some of them that they were people, but not so much after third season of the Walking Dead. World war Z = fantastic idea that the infected would be as athletic as it possibly could be, resulting in fast overruns and massive losses of human life. Israelis with flamethrowers = fighting off the Islamic Nation.

I get it.

Why can’t we just have an opponent, like in the honor Harrington Series, that disagrees with ‘us’ (all right minded people of faith, equality, fair play, hard work, and discipline) and that’s all it takes. Like kindergarten, we attack in the sandbox to take dominance over the light blue Tonka truck and crush our opponent’s green army men, using cunning, Testor’s glue, Ohio Blue Tip Strike Anywhere Matches, and a hammer. My bff didn’t talk to me for weeks, even though Dad bought him more army men and whipped me. And that’s what happens with demonization. It shows the fundamental error of stopping communication.

My views come through. How could they not? As it always shall be. But it isn’t a case of ‘here they are, you suck’, because that just makes his mom even madder than before, rather a case of ‘here they are, these are core and we really should agree on this because it’s in our best interest to, these others we could discuss, those over there are not going to work for us.

Real people, not demons, still trying to kill each other… Morally ambiguous and unsettling. People should behave like people, saving lives, trying to win by not killing if they can avoid it.

Facebook “friends” redux

I wonder how many times I will revisit this until I get so sick of it that I just give up…

Glossary Note: a friend is someone I actually know in person, is of a similar belief structure (God, Sex and Politics), doesn’t belong to a union, doesn’t belong to the Democrat party (or worse), doesn’t accept “Friend Requests” from the ilk herein described and, finally, doesn’t post ANY of that sort of disgusting, shit-eating, blasphemous, toe-fungus as purveyed by the MSM. . .

Hilarious: a ‘friend’, who has refused to explain how it is that we know one another, posts horseshit from Rachel Maddow (the Progressives whore) that very obviously insults me and he’s oddly unhappy that I point out that he is posting absolute manure and has the temerity to attempt to re-friend me as if I hadn’t warned him.

Reminder: Progressive/Liberal/Democrat/Socialists (those that wish to grow government until it becomes a cradle-to-grave nanny/big-brother) need not apply to be my friend. If you have ProgLibTards as your friends that post this sort of disgusting, foul MSM shit/blasphemy on your timeline – leave me alone. I consider it my job to straighten all of you out on your O.B.S. not to waste my time listening to bullshit.

If you actually believe that crap, please go see a psychiatrist A.S.A.P. as you are obviously insane.

End rant

Facebook “friends” redux

I wonder how many times I will revisit this until I get so sick of it that I just give up…

Glossary Note: a friend is someone I actually know in person, is of a similar belief structure (God, Sex and Politics), doesn’t belong to a union, doesn’t belong to the Democrat party (or worse), doesn’t accept “Friend Requests” from the ilk herein described and, finally, doesn’t post ANY of that sort of disgusting, shit-eating, blasphemous, toe-fungus as purveyed by the MSM. . .

Hilarious: a ‘friend’, who has refused to explain how it is that we know one another, posts horseshit from Rachel Maddow (the Progressives whore) that very obviously insults me and he’s oddly unhappy that I point out that he is posting absolute manure and has the temerity to attempt to re-friend me as if I hadn’t warned him.

Reminder: Progressive/Liberal/Democrat/Socialists (those that wish to grow government until it becomes a cradle-to-grave nanny/big-brother) need not apply to be my friend. If you have ProgLibTards as your friends that post this sort of disgusting, foul MSM shit/blasphemy on your timeline – leave me alone. I consider it my job to straighten all of you out on your O.B.S. not to waste my time listening to bullshit.

If you actually believe that crap, please go see a psychiatrist A.S.A.P. as you are obviously insane.

End rant

Do we have to listen to more of this…

Obummers is trying to use shitty stats to inflate the “War on Women” ignoring the fact that it’s bullshit and he is the real threat to them… http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/04/06/Obama-s-Latest-Executive-Orders-To-Keep-Focus-On-War-On-Women-Rhetoric

Do we really have to listen to more of this?

The problem is the measurement of how salaries are compared. In some cases it’s an apples to cakes type of thing (she is a clerk with 8.5 yrs experience who had six months off to bear a child vs. he has 8.5 yrs experience with no breaks and has an MBA from a prestigious university – rather obviously a fruit/cake comparison) and in others they’re at least in the same sort of category both being fruit.

When they are at least both fruit so to speak, there are statistics used that don’t match. Two clerks, one male one female, have the same essential job in the same company, in the same division etc. He has “been there” for 14 years while she has “been there” for 16 years and has a lower salary. Putting aside disciplinary causes, what could cause the disparity? It’s the definition of “been there”.

He has been there (really) for 14 years other than vacations, he is always there and always will be (he started two years behind her). She has “been there” (virtually) for 16 years. We need to examine that claim rationally. While she started with the company 16 years ago, she has only literally been there for 14 years. “Oh my,” you say, “but that is still less pay for the same expended hours is it not?”

Precisely – it is NOT the same expended hours. Examine this carefully, remembering what Simple Interest and Compound Interest mean, to see if this claim holds water:
They both started in 1985 and had similar promotional opportunity. Except she missed one in 1987 when she took six months family leave for her first baby. The male made the 3.5% increase, she did not. Follow this pattern – another leave, another missed 4% and another leave, this one much longer due to complications and the decision to have a procedure resulting in missing 2.5% increase.

During that time, the male worked and earned those raises and he went to school at night for accounting. He earned an Associates degree and got a raise for earning a degree, increasing his value to the company. Another 3%.

If we compound the interest… We see that she had a child and fell behind 3.5% and again, losing 4% (also compounding the 3.5%) then he got an extra raise for earning a degree of 3% (also compounding the compounded 3.5% and the 4%). As you can see, at the end of this series, he has passed her due to her absences. Then the 2.5% results in compounding the previous and he’s ahead. No bias here.

So… where does the “women make only xx% then men”? It’s utter bullshit. A cooked number that accounts for NOTHING; no sickness; no missing three years, no accounting for many men being in the workforce since the dawn of time and a large percentage of women joining around 1952-64. WWII – 1942 -1948 (including wrap up). Korean war (a proxy war with the Red Chinese 1950-1953 (armistice). Krushchev replaced Stalin 1956. And Viet Nam 1956-75.

During this time there was a sudden recessionary effect on the overall income in the U.S. There were far more workers than jobs. The economy took the hit fairly well, the war machine was still in full swing and we could absorb many new workers by skipping alot of raises and having no increase in the starting wages. From 1942 to 1978 the “Military-Industrial Complex” was the driving force that put the U.U. on top of the world with production, living conditions (remember that at this time there were people dying in rice paddies and jungles all over the world from simple shit like mosquitoes, communist oppression and general lack of any shit to do for money or food).

People lived in caves for God sake.

Women entered the workforce during a time that we didn’t know what their value would be; during a time when we weren’t enlightened; a time when black segregation was in full force; a time when the chauvinistic men were holding every no-white, non-male back. We’ve grown from that time, but the effects still linger. Boomers are starting to retire. Women already were underpaid. All non-white dudes were underpaid.

The bullshit statistic comes from including retirement incomes and excluding leaves of absence. The difference? Still hovers around 20%. As female boomers retire and the people who fought WWII pass away, the difference will even out. Especially if we stop comparing fruit/cakes.

Thus endeth the lesson.

Do we have to listen to more of this…

Obummers is trying to use shitty stats to inflate the “War on Women” ignoring the fact that it’s bullshit and he is the real threat to them… http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/04/06/Obama-s-Latest-Executive-Orders-To-Keep-Focus-On-War-On-Women-Rhetoric

Do we really have to listen to more of this?

The problem is the measurement of how salaries are compared. In some cases it’s an apples to cakes type of thing (she is a clerk with 8.5 yrs experience who had six months off to bear a child vs. he has 8.5 yrs experience with no breaks and has an MBA from a prestigious university – rather obviously a fruit/cake comparison) and in others they’re at least in the same sort of category both being fruit.

When they are at least both fruit so to speak, there are statistics used that don’t match. Two clerks, one male one female, have the same essential job in the same company, in the same division etc. He has “been there” for 14 years while she has “been there” for 16 years and has a lower salary. Putting aside disciplinary causes, what could cause the disparity? It’s the definition of “been there”.

He has been there (really) for 14 years other than vacations, he is always there and always will be (he started two years behind her). She has “been there” (virtually) for 16 years. We need to examine that claim rationally. While she started with the company 16 years ago, she has only literally been there for 14 years. “Oh my,” you say, “but that is still less pay for the same expended hours is it not?”

Precisely – it is NOT the same expended hours. Examine this carefully, remembering what Simple Interest and Compound Interest mean, to see if this claim holds water:
They both started in 1985 and had similar promotional opportunity. Except she missed one in 1987 when she took six months family leave for her first baby. The male made the 3.5% increase, she did not. Follow this pattern – another leave, another missed 4% and another leave, this one much longer due to complications and the decision to have a procedure resulting in missing 2.5% increase.

During that time, the male worked and earned those raises and he went to school at night for accounting. He earned an Associates degree and got a raise for earning a degree, increasing his value to the company. Another 3%.

If we compound the interest… We see that she had a child and fell behind 3.5% and again, losing 4% (also compounding the 3.5%) then he got an extra raise for earning a degree of 3% (also compounding the compounded 3.5% and the 4%). As you can see, at the end of this series, he has passed her due to her absences. Then the 2.5% results in compounding the previous and he’s ahead. No bias here.

So… where does the “women make only xx% then men”? It’s utter bullshit. A cooked number that accounts for NOTHING; no sickness; no missing three years, no accounting for many men being in the workforce since the dawn of time and a large percentage of women joining around 1952-64. WWII – 1942 -1948 (including wrap up). Korean war (a proxy war with the Red Chinese 1950-1953 (armistice). Krushchev replaced Stalin 1956. And Viet Nam 1956-75.

During this time there was a sudden recessionary effect on the overall income in the U.S. There were far more workers than jobs. The economy took the hit fairly well, the war machine was still in full swing and we could absorb many new workers by skipping alot of raises and having no increase in the starting wages. From 1942 to 1978 the “Military-Industrial Complex” was the driving force that put the U.U. on top of the world with production, living conditions (remember that at this time there were people dying in rice paddies and jungles all over the world from simple shit like mosquitoes, communist oppression and general lack of any shit to do for money or food).

People lived in caves for God sake.

Women entered the workforce during a time that we didn’t know what their value would be; during a time when we weren’t enlightened; a time when black segregation was in full force; a time when the chauvinistic men were holding every no-white, non-male back. We’ve grown from that time, but the effects still linger. Boomers are starting to retire. Women already were underpaid. All non-white dudes were underpaid.

The bullshit statistic comes from including retirement incomes and excluding leaves of absence. The difference? Still hovers around 20%. As female boomers retire and the people who fought WWII pass away, the difference will even out. Especially if we stop comparing fruit/cakes.

Thus endeth the lesson.

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