What have we here, a big old Chevron chevron at an SFMTA bus stop?
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Petroleum powers cars and ships – I suppose that’s The Message from the Builders of 225 Bush.
Contrast that with the message from the current owners of 225 Bush found on this Wiki entry, which reads like an advertisement for potential tenants.
Or in other words, “This article’s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia.”
Hey, check it, from Richard Zitrin, a professor at UC Hastings and of counsel to San Francisco’s Carlson, Calladine & Peterson:
Now here’s my viewpoint:
State Bar Disaster Team Doesn’t Overreach.
There we go, now it’s even-Steven.
Actually, our State Bar should have a DC-3 on standby so that its disaster team could more quickly parachute into places like Richmond CA, you know, just like D-Day, you know, When Disaster Strikes.
Actually, our State Bar wants people like attorney Nick Haney to call the whaaaaaaaaambulance, to complain about how the State Bar street team is just like the Waffen-SS. It sends a message to all the others.
Keep on keeping on, State Bar Disaster Team!
PS: Oh BTW, exactly zero people were hospitalized due to the latest Chevron refinery fire / explosion / incident. So the chances of any one person garnering “hundreds of thousands of dollars” from watching soot zoom up thousands of feet into the troposphere are, similarly, exactly zero.
Though his mind is not for rent
Don’t put him down as arrogant
His reserve, a quiet defense
Riding out the day’s events
No, his mind is not for rent
To any god or government.
Always hopeful, yet discontent,
He knows changes aren’t permanent,
But change is.
It’s Louis the Lawyer,* caught mid-stride near the Masonic Chevron – click to expand
The world is, the world is
Love and life are deep
Maybe as his eyes are wide
Exit the warrior
Today’s Tom Sawyer
He gets high on you
And the energy you trade
He gets right on to the friction of the day
*Has it really been 30 years?
This is all that’s left of SS Lyman Stewart – you can see its three cylinder steam engine from Land’s End at low tide.
The first cylinder is 75 inches in diameter and the second and third are 45 and 26.5:
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This is what the she looked like after her big collision 89 years ago on October 7, 1922. Pwned!
“Lyman Stewart, a steam tanker, wrecked on a rocky beach with people looking on”
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Take a tour yourself, why not?
All the deets:
“Length over all, 426 ft. 9 in.; length between perpendiculars, 410 ft.; beam moulded, 55 ft. 3j4 in.; depth moulded to upper deck, 31 ft. 8 in.; load draft, 27 ft.; load displacement, 13,960 tons; cargo capacity, 63,964 bbls.; fuel capacity, 2,211 bbls.; gross tonnage, about 5,900; revolutions per minute, 65; designed I. H. P., 2,600; designed speed 10J/2 knots.
The ship is a single screw steamer with the machinery located aft.
The hold is subdivided into 16 tanks for carrying oil in bulk, the starboard and port compartments being separated by an oil tight center line bulkhead up to the top of the expansion trunk.
The ‘tween decks, in the wings outside the expansion trunk, is arranged for carrying refined oil.”
Ever more deets after the jump.
Here are the deets on an oil extraction tax / fee proposition that you’ll be able to vote for in 2012, if it qualifies with half a million signatures by next month’s deadline:
A Tax on California Oil Initiative (11-0004) has been approved for circulation in California as an initiated state statute. To earn a spot on the state’s 2012 ballot, sponsors of the initiative must collect 504,760 signatures by September 30, 2011. A letter requesting a title and summary for the proposed initiative was signed by Peter Mathews, Frank Dawoodjee, and Paul Garver, and was received by the Attorney General of California’s office on March 14, 2011.
Tax on California Oil. Initiative Statute. Official summary:
“Imposes 15 percent tax on value of each barrel of oil extracted in California. Allocates oil tax revenue to non-capital educational funding: 30 percent to K-12; 48 percent to community colleges; 11 percent each to California State University and University of California. Prohibits producers from passing tax on to refiners, gasoline stations, or consumers. Prohibits loan of oil tax revenues to General Fund. Prohibits reduction of regular education funding based on additional revenues from tax.”
Summary of estimated fiscal impact:
(This is a summary of the initiative’s estimated “fiscal impact on state and local government” prepared by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office and the Director of Finance.)
“Increased state revenues from a new charge on oil extraction of around $2 billion to $3 billion per year, dedicated to education.”
Anyway, I didn’t know about this:
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But they’re out there, trying to finish up the huge job of getting all those sigs…
Toyota recommends 91 octane for my unpimped ride, but 87 is allowed as well so that’s something to think about when you pump $101 of the precious juice at $4.09 per… (And actually, your car as well can handle 87 octane just fine. I know you might disagree but, unless you’re cruising around in an aging Porsche 912 or something, you’re wrong. You’re also a sucker as it costs just two cents more per gallon to make 91 octane. But the markup is what, 1000 percent? Something like that, sucker.)
So, all apologies, Chevron. I shouldn’t have ever suspected you all of doing something illegal or anything.
It’s a mystery.
Mind you, this is inside the store at 575 Market Street. The cash registers are just to the left.
And the woman camera right is noshing on a McDouble or something:
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It’s another mystery…
[All right, Commenter One sort of has the answer, and it's one that I already sort of knew (although I didn't make a connection with the addresses) but it doesn't tell the whole story. Somebody out there on this Great Blue Marble thought it was a capital idea to do honor a gas station inside a Micky D's, but I don't who, don't know when...]
How would you like to spend a couple of weeks on and around the Black Sea with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, and former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev?
Well, you’re in luck, ’cause San Francisco-based World Leaders Travel on 500 Third Street is asking just $23,990 per person (double occupancy) to attend Global Challenges in a Post-Perestroika World: A World Leaders Symposium in Russia and the Black Sea this summer, August 30 through September 15th 2010.
No, Silly Billy, you won’t sail on the Chevron Condoleezza Rice - they renamed that vessel years ago.
You’ll be on the Silver Wind, whatever that is.
(America, what a country. In your country you have movie I Know What You Did Last Summer. In Soviet Union, KGB knows what you did last summer! In America, you sail boat. In Soviet Union, boat sail you!)
They’re calling it “educational travel” so maybe it’s deductible or something…
All the deets, after the jump