Archive for the ‘paranormal’ Category
SFGov Embraces the Term UNITY As If We Were North Korea – HANC Recycling —> “CommUNITY Gardens?” – And “Unity Plaza?”Thursday, August 20th, 2015
What’s this, GOLDEN GATE PARK COMMUNITY GARDENS?
Is this a joke?
Gentle Reader, check out this recent bit from Calvin Welch in Tim Redmond’s 48 Hills to see how much UNITY there was in getting rid of the recycling center.
So that’s STRIKE ONE.
And what of this, also in the news yesterday:
“Unity Plaza” brings “communities and city leaders together under one roof.” The Unity Plaza, named through a partnership with the community…
So it’ll be something like, “Meet me at Unity Plaza, where San Franciscans and our City Family are as One, Comrade.” (And then Comrade Two will be all, “Oh, you mean Balboa BART? C U THERE, All Hail Our Dear Leader.”)
And there’s your STRIKE TWO.
That’s it, it’s TWO STRIKES AND YOU ARE OUT.
Let me tell you, if your political faction has 55%-60% of the electorate, then that’s like the OPPOSITE of UNITY, in’nt?
END OF LINE.
WIRED Goes Bonkers for Clicks, Revives Wacky Conjecture to Make Money: “This Is Still Our Best Theory For MH370”Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Here it is, after the recent discovery in Africa:
And here’s the theory, posted and discredited in 2014:
IDK, if you want a “simple theory” about MH370, how about ones like:
Instead, we get stuff like this:
The pilot did all the right things. He was confronted by some major event onboard that made him make an immediate turn to the closest, safest airport.
Yes, pilots have access to oxygen masks, but this is a no-no with fire.
Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a hero struggling with an impossible situation trying to get that plane to Langkawi. There is no doubt in my mind.
Search for the writer’s name if you want some debunking – it’s not hard to find.
So WIRED, just because you have some deal with the writer from last year re: a post that went viral, doesn’t mean that what the writer wrote is correct or even possible.
Yes, you got a lot of clicks, but this pro-pilot propaganda effort from a pilot is in no way “our” best theory.
Oh, Here’s Why All These Street Lights in Golden Gate Park Have Been Burning 24-7 for Half a Year – Lazy Lazy SFGovWednesday, July 29th, 2015
The switches up there are photovoltaic? So when they get covered with grime and whatnot the lights stay lit even in the daytime – that’s your clue that you need to fix the light.
Except this is Frisco, where the way to become a department head is, more or less, through elections fraud and/or sharing sports activities (such as jogging) with a so-called Strong Mayor. Ergo, the focus is on the political, as opposed to, what, common sense?
On It Goes…
Frisco’s Smallest Statuary: Riled-Up NIMBYs Celebrate Winning “The Freeway Revolt” – Raising the Roof on GoughMonday, July 20th, 2015
Ironically, freeways are a safer way of getting about. Oh well.
Here it is, from across the street in NIMBY Stronghold
Specific Whites Pacific Heights:
NIMBY Fever – Catch It.
Wealthy White Wizened Homeowners – There’s Nothing They Can’t Do.
For better or worse…
Here you go, do a simple Bing* or Yahoo* Search for this phrase:
“gun control? I could care less”
(And by that, Ronny meant (you know, idiomatically speaking) he could not care less.)
Or I should say he did not care less, as it seems he’s evolved on the topic of gun control. To say the least. Here he is a few years later:
Who knows what he really thinks…
Fell Street Blues: The Street Lights That Have Been Burning 24-7 for MONTHS Now Have Company – A New MysteryMonday, July 6th, 2015
Here you go, four streetlights in and around the Golden Gate Park Panhandle. From left to right:
1. ON ALL THE TIME SINCE EARLY 2015, on RPD Property.
2. ON ALL THE TIME SINCE EARLY 2015, on DPW Property.
3. ON ALL THE TIME SINCE THE PAST WEEK, on DPW Property.
4. ON ONLY AT NIGHT, on DPW Property – this one’s in the control group.
Q. Well, maybe this was at dusk, when the lights were turning on?
A. Nope. Daytime, nighttime, bright days, not-so-bright days. All the time.
Q. Well, this is just a few lamps, so this waste doesn’t amount to much, right?
A. Nope. There are other lights on as well. Just take a look at the Panhandle as you pass by, as thousands of well-compensated SFGov employees have similarly done. You can see these lights shining brightly, from a bus, from a car, whilst walking, whilst biking, you can see them from a box, you can see them with a fox, you can see them from a house, you can see them with a mouse. It all adds up.
Q. Well why don’t you just call 311 then?
A. ‘Cause 311 is for losers.* Actually, RPD is well-aware of this issue, one that they can see from their clubhouse at the end of … Fell Street. RPD just doesn’t give a fuck. Sorry.
END OF LINE.
*Oh sorry, loosers (if reading on the Internet).
Old White Guy, Old White Guy, Less Old White Guy: A Random Sample of SF’s Supposedly “Diverse” Golf Course in San Mateo CountyMonday, July 6th, 2015
So that’s 100% white guys. (Of “course,” our n=3 here, but even so. I mean, the people who take advantage of this golfing subsidy skew white, male, older, wealthier, right? I mean, am I wrong here? Disabuse me, Gentle Reader, if necessary.)
These are the only people I’ve ever seen at the white elephant known as Sharp Park, which, oddly, is operated by San Francisco even though it’s not even located in San Francisco.
So, why would Interim Mayor Ed Lee go against the Board of Supervisors, who wanted to sell off / give away / otherwise rid ourselves of this light-skinned loxodontine from Way Down In Pacifica? Well, middle-class welfare tends to be hard to eliminate.
And then there’s this constituency:
“City management of the golf course is handicapped by a sclerotic labor contract that has some employees earning six-figure salaries* for work that pays less than half of that on most golf courses.”
Oh well. I suppose our southernmost “run-down” golf course will continue to make us a national laughingstock.
And who’s going to pay for the $20-$30 million* worth of deferred work what this ball-and-chain needs?
I don’t know.
*Practically everything in Frisco is “sustainable” these these days. But what about Sharp Park? And then there’s this, from our drought-addled Year of the Lord 2015:
Dan Noyes: “How do you respond to this not being fixed for four years?”
Gavin Newsom’s Jogging Buddy / Political Booster / Lawyer: “Well, that’s probably not exactly accurate. There are a series of leaks in the system and we manage them as best we can.”
50,000 gallons? That’s a Cosco Busan bunker oil spill-worth of water daily. Oh well.
Zagat Survey Creates Firestorm by Calling Frisco “San Fran” on Twitter – A Hasty Correction Fails to SatisfyWednesday, July 1st, 2015
Here you go, from yesterday:
And here come the umbrage-takers:
It’s still going on, the umbrage-taking, even a day later, even after a modified Tweet from Zagat what used Our Full Name, all 13 characters.
I know that saying “San Fran” is risible to some hot-headed residents of Frisco, but I don’t know _why_.
(Like “foodie” is offensive to some as it’s diminutive, right? It’s crazy to worked up about such matters, but at least I get that one.)
Someday, somebody will explain it to me…
Nickname(s): The City by the Bay; Fog City; San Fran; Frisco (antiquated); The City that Knows How (antiquated); Baghdad by the Bay (antiquated); The Paris of the West