7 Dead-Serious Uber Controversies That Somehow Didn’t Sink the Company

TIME

Uber is no stranger to confrontation. The ride-sharing firm is known for aggressive tactics that have helped fuel its explosive growth. Its very business model is based on disrupting old-school taxi services in cities across the globe.

Remarks made by Uber’s senior vice president for business, Emil Michael, have put the spotlight on the company once more. A Buzzfeed editor overheard Michael outlining “the notion of spending ‘a million dollars’ to hire four top opposition researchers and four journalists. That team could, he said, help Uber fight back against the press—they’d look into ‘your personal lives, your families,’ and give the media a taste of its own medicine.”

Michael excused himself later, saying that he regretted his idea to investigate and embarrass critical journalists, and that his remarks “do not reflect my actual views.”

Here are seven other controversies that the company has been embroiled in over the years…

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“God Has No Religion”- Gandhi. Question: Why Should We?

Beyond ALL Religion

 Gandhi probably meant God does not  favor or follow any organized religion.

QUESTION:

Why should WE favor or follow any organized religion?

THINK, if we didn’t  have religion, we would not have had:

**  The Crusades , where Christians burned alive Jews and Muslims together in Jerusalem.

**  The Inquisition, which lasted over 400 years.

**  The Salem witch hangings.

**  The “30 year War” between Protestants and Catholics

**  The violence and killings in Ireland between Catholics and Protestants.

**  The conflict between Hindus and Moslems, in India, including the formation of two states, India and Pakistan.

**  The assassination of the source of the above quote “God has no Religion”, Mahatma Ghandi.

**  The killings in Iraq between Sunnis and Shias.

**  The killings in Afghanistan between Sunnis and Shias.

**  The Holocaust.

**  The turmoil presently in the Mid-East between Israel and Palestine.

**  The…

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Autism Reveals Problems in How We Measure Success

TIME

Eight-year-old Charlie has an infectious smile. He loves swimming, hiking, and skiing. And he’s smart, too. By the age of 2, he knew every letter, color, shape, and number. “He loved books and wanted us to read to him for hours,” his mom Tricia said.

A year later, Charlie was diagnosed with regressive autism. He struggled with motor skills and motor planning, and a school psychology test—a largely motor-based evaluation—labeled Charlie with an intellectual disability.

We have a bias in making collective assumptions about people. Whether it’s disability, age, or simply lack of experience, we rely on the tests and evaluations simply because that’s the process. We allow these tests to make decisions for us without considering the individual as a person. These decisions often affect how they do later in life. For example, from academic requirements to industry experience, companies put limits on people who could excel in jobs…

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Intelligence Exams Discriminate Against Minority Children

Word. The Online Journal on African American English

The article “Junior Meritocracy”, published recently inNew York Magazine, exposes some of the inherent flaws in the intelligence testing of four-year-old children.  Exams such as the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-III), Standford-Binet Intelligence Scales (SB-5), and the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) are used by prestigious elementary schools in New York to screen students for acceptance.

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Pepperpots and Trouser Shocks: Cross-Dressing in Geek Culture

Note to readers: HIM (from the Powerpuff Girls) and Dr Frank N Furter (from Rocky Horror Picture Show) are both badass.

Lady Geek Girl and Friends

Cross-dressing is wrong? Riddikulus!

You’ve seen the movies, you’ve read the books; cross-dressing is a common theme in fiction. It’s in mythology, history, folklore, literature, operas, plays, movies, television, and even music. Most importantly though, it has caught the attention of the alternative and dare I say? nerdy aspects in the pop-culture experience that we call life.

There are a few different kinds of plot points based on cross dressing. A very popular one, especially by those such as Shakespeare is one I like to call: Girls in Caps and Trousers. Women dressing as men have been both a cultural and historical phenomena. Some are trying to find their lost loves, some to fight in a war, and some just want the same privileges and opportunities their brothers get. Since there are many of examples of this particular trope (Japanese anime has hundreds of them) I will stick to only…

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Update # 3: I Am Seriously Surrounded By Stupids

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My College Can’t Buy Back Books

My college can’t buy back my books, so I decided go donate them to a library, which they told me to. It’s just plain stupid how they do this to people. They would give me back the money, but no, they scanned the books I’ve purchased since the first week of the winter term and rejects them! That is plain stupid!

Buy One Get One Crap I Forgot to Tell Them About…

I forgot to tell them that I still have that stupid Buy One Get One Academic classes. I am currently setting the appointment right now, so I’ll update you guys that I fixed it.

Update # 1: Karate and Wattpad

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I’ve got a crapload of paperwork to do, so surprisingly, I have to do a final on both for my karate class and writing class. It’ll be so fun, but for karate… I think I shouldn’t be a complete idiot during karate. Honestly, karate is very interesting. Yesterday, I had to play a weird yet funny game where you’re blindfolded and in a middle of the circle. For me, I was a complete weirdo that could not stop laughing. All I can do is make the most awkward ways to go near a person. I was getting called as a fairy, so I don’t look like a fairy at all.

I have been writing up some good yet interesting fanfiction on Wattpad. Like I said, Wattpad is a very awesome website to try out. If you don’t procrastinate too much when it comes writing, if you like writing like I do (only when I’m in a good mood) or if you want to practice on being a good author/writer of a fanfiction/story, I highly recommend it. I don’t recommend FanFiction.Net because you can have fun writing fanfiction, but the publishing system is too complicated to begin with.

My Return to WordPress

Yes, everyone. I totally did return to WordPress. Anyways, I have tried out Tumblr since June of 2013, and I totally enjoy it. I may want to tell you guys that Tumblr is a very fun website. There’s many awesome theme that you can randomly get. I started WordPress about on 2011, and I thought about using this would be a walkthrough site. I changed my mind that I’ve decided to use it for updates on how I really doing in the real world, on Tumblr and on Wattpad. I’ll also share with you guys something very interesting on Tumblr and/or on YouTube. That’ll totally depend what post I’ve found because I like seeing the random posts from random people on the Dashboard. I’ve made a fresh start on my WordPress, so I’ll now post update about my real life whenever I can. I’ll see you guys later!

Note to You Guys

If you want to follow me on Tumblr, please go to http://lissygudiya.tumblr.com/

If you want to check out my random crap like my fanfic and/or my franchises on Wattpad, please go to http://www.wattpad.com/user/lissygudiya