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Re: “Tech commuter shuttles riding wave of controversy

Maybe if you did a little investigative reporting instead of the lazy "report what you see from your window", you'd know that Google fuels up their buses in the parking lot of Shoreline Theater (they have a deal with them). They do this by trucking in fuel just under the EPA's reportable limits so that they don't have to register as a refueling station and get the necessary permitting.

Occasionally they will do maintenance on the buses in the lot as well (also a no-no without the proper permitting). In fact, Google does a lot of things without getting the permitting for it in place first. THAT should be the article you research and write about. I

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Posted by ddb on 05/11/2014 at 10:57 AM

Re: “At last, S.F. serving pizza slices that rival New York’s

Ugh. Exactly what has ruined the City *I* grew up in...all the damn NYC transplants.

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Posted by ddb on 02/04/2014 at 4:04 PM

Re: “SF soda tax debate with Supervisor Scott Wiener

There's also sugar in fruit juices, workout drinks, and coffee drinks. All those will be taxed as well. Not just sodas. Also, caffeine does as much damage to the central nervous system as sugar does to the body (especially in young people), so we might as well start taxing the beejeezus out of coffee and tea as well.

You know, come to think of it, that burrito you ate for lunch was way oversized for your body proportions (which isn't healthy for you). Maybe we should start taxing that by the quarter pound as well. And salt is bad for you too, not to mention cholesterol, fat, carbohydrates, and red meat. Tell you what. Why not just make all food stuff illegal except for one certain type that is healthy. Eliminate any kind of choice on the matter.

Sounds ridiculous does it not? Well, that's exactly what this proposed tax opens the door to, all sorts of ridiculousness that isn't beneath our Board of Stupidvisors. Honestly guys (and gals) in office, if you actually start by fixing the potholes in the streets on time, and come up with a viable solution to the homeless problem FIRST, then I'd be more willing to consider stupid pet projects like this one and the banning of toys in a kid's happy meal.

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Posted by ddb on 02/02/2014 at 12:45 PM

Re: “When the bars close, a whole new world opens

Meh. Work as a bartender or in the food industry, and you'll find these after hours gatherings are commonplace. The best ones are with friends, not the barflys that just don't know when to go home.

Posted by ddb on 01/28/2014 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Seahawks’ Richard Sherman surprised by public reaction to comments

Sherman obviously doesn't watch any hockey, otherwise he would know that hockey players that fight are called 'goons'.

What Sherman did aftr the 49er game was just called bad sportsmanship. Not like it matters anyway, since the Seahawks will lose the Superbowl again, and Sherman will be forgotten in a few years as just another loud-mouthed has-been.

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Posted by ddb on 01/23/2014 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Great memories, but time to blow Stick up

I've always loved Candlestick. The bleacher seats were the best seats during a Giants game, unlike the (This Space For Rent) Park that the Giants play in now. Candlestick had a soul that none of these new stadiums possess. The wind at Candlestick was actually a game factor that made it interesting to watch.

And blaming the weather and the traffic on Candlestick is something only someone from the East or South Bay would complain about before they got shouted down by the true fans that didn't show up only when the teams were winning (aka Fair Weather Fans). It was an unconditional love for a less than ideal stadium that made up for its shortcomings in character and uniqueness. Something you're not going to get in Santa Clara, and something that has been sorely lacking in the tacky, East Coast-wanabee stadium the Giants currently call home (whatever name it's being called by this week).

Games used to be attended by blue collar folk, but now those same people can't afford tickets at these new stadiums. And frankly, given the way these new stadiums are built, you get better views of the game on tv than you do from a $150 seat or a $1500 luxury skybox. Gone are the times of casually going to see a game on the cheap, and that's what the destruction of this stadium truly means.

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Posted by ddb on 12/26/2013 at 11:36 PM

Re: “S.F. company donates 100 turkeys for holiday

What really galls me is that these tech companies like google, Twitter, Yelp, etc. reside in the Bay Area, get lavish tax breaks, use public bus stops for their bus behemoths without any contribution, and yet they can't do something simple like give money to a food bank. It's especially disgusting if you see how much food is just lying around Google, and how they joke about new employees gaining the "Google 15" at the beginning of employment. Just plain sickening.

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Posted by ddb on 11/25/2013 at 11:02 AM

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