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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    American ingenuity. I'd be grateful and HAPPY to pay $20 for a parking place close to my destination. Heck, I'd probably pay more. And it surely beats parking garage rates.
    Like I said, I disagree with the practice, but a one time thing is not the same as someone making a job out of holding parking spots.

    Don't you feel any guilt about depriving others passing by, the equal opportunity of chance?

    I would. My integrity and moral standards would never allow me to do that.

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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Normally I would disagree with the city on matters like this. For example, I fully support Lyft, Uber, and Airbnb. In this instance, however, I agree with the city. People have no right to sell public parking spaces owned by the city.
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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Not really. Killing someone for profit and in self defense aren't the same thing. Stealing is illegal regardless of the context. Rape and sex are defined through the use of force. This argument that there is a distinct difference between trading "information" on a parking spot you're covering and selling a parking spot is just that. Semantics. You are posting an advertisement about a parking spot, and you're waiting for a buyer. You stay in the spot until the buyer shows us. If I'm wrong, I welcome you to correct me. However, the very fact that the transaction is dependent on the parking spot being available through the occupation of another makes it clear that that is the good being sold. There is no information being traded here anymore than information is sold at a computer store. You don't go in to buy the advertisement or information on the computer, you go and purchase the good. The good in this case is the parking spot and the salesperson is whomever is occupying it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Like I said, I disagree with the practice, but a one time thing is not the same as someone making a job out of holding parking spots.

    Don't you feel any guilt about depriving others passing by, the equal opportunity of chance?

    I would. My integrity and moral standards would never allow me to do that.
    I won't argue with you guys. *shrug* I'd be happy to pay it myself. The company will probably file suit and the court will iron it out. Might give the city an idea on how to increase revenue though.
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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I won't argue with you guys. *shrug* I'd be happy to pay it myself. The company will probably file suit and the court will iron it out. Might give the city an idea on how to increase revenue though.
    Do you have a right to occupy a parking spot and sell it to the highest bidder? No. It's a resource available to all citizens and isn't up for sale by the general public.
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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I won't argue with you guys. *shrug* I'd be happy to pay it myself. The company will probably file suit and the court will iron it out. Might give the city an idea on how to increase revenue though.
    By pricing parking out of reach of the lower class?

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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    By pricing parking out of reach of the lower class?
    In the City of Chicago, downtown, parking is what it is. A parking garage is VERY expensive. Curbside parking pretty much non-existent; and even then? It's metered. It's probably already out of reach of the lower class.
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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Never mind.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Never mind.
    Okay, Gilda.
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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Okay, Gilda.
    LOL, good answer.

    I had just awoke from a nap, responded, posted, and realized it sounded dumb... hence this.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    So, we have a person doing nothing more than holding parking for hostage.

    This is a scumbag of society that you are endorsing.
    Hey, at least the guy is working while providing a valuable service. It's cheaper than a private lot and more convenient than searching for a free public spot, which anyone is still free to do. I mean, you can spin your wheels and hope you get lucky, or you can pay this guy, who's already spent the time to locate a free spot.
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