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Simple Solution to Muslim Cab Driver Issue

Reader comment on item: Don't Bring That Booze into My Taxi

Submitted by C. Stanton (United States), Feb 23, 2007 at 17:55

As Josh L. Dickey of the Associated Press put it, when drivers at MSP refuse a fare for any reason, "they go to the back of the line. Waaaay back. Past the terminal, down a long service road, and into a sprawling parking lot jammed with cabs in Bloomington, where drivers sit idle for hours, waiting to be called again."

A tag team of patriotic individuals openly carrying liquor bottles needs to access the cab queue repeatedly, on a daily basis, so that any drivers refusing to transport them are rotated back to the end of the taxi queue and slowly have their earnings destroyed. There only needs to be a single car parked in the airport parking lot to serve as a shuttle back to the terminal. This is so that cab drivers accepting the customer can be presented with a legitimate short-hop fare. The shuttle driver then conveys the participant back to the terminal and reparks the vehicle afterwards. The shuttle's new location can be transmitted by cell-phone or GPS coordinates. For less than about $20.00 per day in airport parking fees and the time contributed by participants, these discriminatory cab drivers can be put out of business in a swift and perfectly legal fashion.

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