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A taxi driver job, as opposed to, say, affiliate marketing on the internet, is a very dangerous way to make a living. OSHA, a few years ago, estimated that cab drivers had a far higher percent---21 to 33%---of homicides than any other group of workers. You rarely hear of homicides of internet marketers, and those would probably be of the sort perpetrated by, perhaps, jealous lovers.

Taxi driver jobs are easy to get, a commercial driver's license being the main requirement, and ready cash every day another advantage to the job.

Many people who emigrate to this country choose a job driving a hack specifically for those two advantages. Nobody comes here usually with pockets full of money. A place to live and money to put food on the table are immediate requirements.

What joy an emigrant feels after his first day at work when he brings grocery money home that night. Then he begins to hear of the dangers of the job...

On April 12, 2013, in New Orleans, a taxi driver, Sheicho Delbar, was murdered at about one o'clock in the morning after he had just finished his shift and was about to go home after a long day. Shot to death.

In this country, nowadays, it appears that nearly everyone carries a gun, and nobody seems to mind using it. If gunning down little kids doesn't faze them, why would anyone shrink at shooting an adult cabbie, who might be carrying some lovely money the shooter could spend?

A fellow cabbie said of Mr. Delbar, "This guy is very smart. He's a hard worker. He comes here every winter for six months and then goes home for six months to spend time with his wife and two babies." Another family shattered, another family left penniless after the breadwinner is murdered.

This happened in New Orleans where the city has decreed that security cameras be placed in all cabs. There was also a panic button installed near the driver's seat. The police doubted, however, whether Mr. Delbar had had time to push the button.

In Buffalo, New York, on March 6, 2013, Mazen Abdallah, a taxi driver , had picked up a fare. Later, some fellow drivers saw Mr. Abdallah's cab motionless along the road. They found his body on the back floor of his cab. He had been shot in the head. A sixteen year old boy has been arrested for Mr. Abdallah's murder. This boy had been arrested previously for robbing pizza delivery drivers and cab drivers.

Mr. Abdallah had been spending most of the money he earned in helping his family. He had paid for his brother's cancer treatments. He also sent money regularly to his ailing mother who lives on the West Bank in Jerusalem. When told of her son's death, his mother collapsed with a stroke.

In Philadelphia, Pa, on May 8, 2013, Hafiz Sarfaraz, a taxi driver, was flagged down just after midnight by a man who waved a gun at him, demanding all his money. Mr. Sarfaraz gunned his engine, trying to drive away. The robber sprayed the car with gunfire, hitting the cabbie five times, killing him.

Mr. Sarfaraz had emigrated from Pakistan thirteen years ago. He was only thirty three years old, the sole support of his wife and his seven year old daughter and of his elderly parents.

If these good people had only known about internet marketing, they would have been safe at home with their families, instead of having met death in a very dangerous job, a taxi driver job. An incredible waste of human potential and a huge loss to their families.

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