Now, does it offer a good exchange rate?
I don’t think so.
Anyway, at least Euro tourists can buy food afore they hit a bank or whatever…
This critter is probably too small to eat a mouse, but insects are good I’m sure.
Anyway, standing on just one leg helps it stay warm on a blustery evening:
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Frisco street chess hasn’t been this vibrant in years.
And even last year, you wouldn’t necessarily see that much activity.
But we’re in a more active era now, with a noticeable increase just the past few months.
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Appears that this out-of-the-way location is hitting critical mass…
Here’s a little background on Randy Shaw, who pays himself a six-figure salary with your money, who lives in a house bigger than yours, who lives in a neighborhood better than yours, who lives farther away from the Tenderloin than you, you know, in the next county over:
And that was written seventeen years ago.
And what good has the Tenderloin Housing Clinic Beyond Chron Randy Shaw empire done with the hundreds of millions given to it by SFGov the past third of century or so, anything at all?
Well you should take a tour of the place when you get the chance.
Speaking of which, Randy Shaw wants our Chief of Police to take a tour of the Twitterloin so the rent-seekers of the Twitterloin should walk on down to the Hall of Justice with a demand to take a tour of the Twitterloin?
And who’s paying for this foofaraw?
I’ll give you just one guess, San Francisco Taxpayer.
Anyway, here’s part of it, from the house organ of the Randy Shaw empire:
“Tenderloin Residents Challenge Chief Suhr to Tour Neighborhood, Increase Police
by Karin Drucker‚ May. 31‚ 2013
“A delegation of 30 Tenderloin residents and workers went to the Hall of Justice on May 30 to deliver petitions including over 1500 signatures to SFPD Chief Greg Suhr.”
AND WHO’S PAYING FOR THIS? SFGOV? PERHAPS THE SFMTA COULD PAY ITSELF TO MARCH OVER TO THE SFPUC TO COMPLAIN ABOUT ILLEGAL PARKING BY SFPUC EMPLOYEES?
“As BeyondChron reported yesterday, people were lining up for nearly two weeks to sign the petitions, which invited Suhr to visit the Tenderloin to get a first-hand view of the need for more police and to then announce whether he was satisfied with neighborhood safety.”
OOH, I KNOW, WHY DON’T WE DEFUND THE TENDERLOIN HOUSING CLINIC TO FREE UP MONEY TO PAY FOR MORE POLICE DEDICATED FOR THE TENDERLOIN? I’LL BET _THAT_ PROPOSAL WOULD MEET WITH GREG SUHR’S APPROVAL!
“In fact, the petition is perhaps most notable because it refutes the common-place narrative that residents of the Tenderloin do not care about the state of public safety. It’s just not true.”
THIS IS COLLEGE GIRL KARIN DRUCKER, FROM OBERLIN WITH LOVE, JUST A YEAR OR TWO AGO, ACTUALLY, ATTEMPTING TO SLAY HER SELF-CREATED STRAW DOG. UH, DO YOU DO _EVERYTHING_ RANDY SHAW TELLS YOU TO DO? ISN’T THAT, IN ITSELF, “DEMEANING” TO YOURSELF? BTW, WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA, WAN OBIE.
ON IT GOES…
Now ironically, we’re in the era of stepped-up patrols in the greater Tenderloin area.
Like this was the scene on Market just yesterday, just as Randy Shaw was dispatching his flying monkeys to the HOJ:
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I’m counting four fresh-faced recruits near Fifth heading towards Sixth. Of course this might not be the exact block (of Skid Row or the Tenderloin or the Twitterloin or whatever you want to call the area that the Tenderloin Housing Clinic has created over the years) that Randy Shaw wants patrolled but it’s something new, right?
On It Goes…
Well, today’s the start of San Francisco Critical Mass Week 2012.
Michael Krasny of KQED Forum will kick things off with a one-hour show on the history of Critical Mass.
And then festivities will end, of course, this Friday with the big 20th Anniversary Ride the evening of September 28th, 2012. (Not that you’d know it from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition website’s ”Chain of Events” section, where all info about CM* is now censored.)
Suddenly surrounded by bicycles:
“It started with a bike ride in San Francisco on Sept. 25, 1992. About 50 people cycled in a pack along Market Street, hoping to earn some respect from drivers who sometimes ignored them or edged them off the road. They called it the “Commute Clot.” Today it’s known as Critical Mass, a movement that’s spread worldwide. Supporters say it promotes cycling and the rights of bicyclists. But critics say it is illegal, clogs traffic and antagonizes drivers. We talk about Critical Mass’ 20th anniversary, and its effects on the city.
Host: Michael Krasny
Chris Carlsson, co-founder of Critical Mass who was part of the first ride on Sept. 25, 1992, and has since participated in Critical Mass rides in Milan, Vancouver and Porto Alegre, Brazil
Hugh D’Andrade, founder of SFCriticalMass.org
Tune in at 10:00 on your radio or on your device, Listen Live.
*The SFBC raises money through fees but it also gets mucho dinero directly from SFGov. So that’s why it endorsed Ed Lee for Mayor even though SFBC’s members generally did not and still do not like Ed Lee. Similarly, Chrstina Olague, Mayor Ed Lee’s hand-picked recruit for District 5 Supervisor, gets endorsed over Julian Davis even though SFBC members actually favor JD. The SFBC is basically a quasi-government agency now, so it’s very afraid of seeming to say something negative about certain members of the City Family. It’s also afraid of hurting the chances of its officers someday getting jobs / health care directly with SFGov / SFMTA. Anyway, that’s why the SFBC is basically a SFGov kiss-ass these days. It will lobby San Francisco government, certainly, but that’s about as far as it wants to go. (Think about it – who would the SFMTA endorse for Mayor?)
San Francisco’s “Strong Mayor System” plus the SFMTA = the San Francisco’s worst government agency, one unresponsive to the Commonweal.
Another part-timer goes full time - Training Day in the Birmingham Electric this week:
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Oh, what’s that MUNI, you’re actually perfect and your approach to everything is and always has been perfect and Mayor Ed Lee is a Golden God and everything will get better once you get just a little (or a lot) more money?
OK fine, whatever you say, SFMTA.
Cause, you know, a bunch of people playing chess on folding chairs on the sidewalks of Fifth and Market, well, that didn’t do you any good at all, did it, former Mayor Gavin Newsom?
This is the current iteration, as seen these days betwixt 6th and 7th on Market:
Not as big a scene, oh well.
But what’s this? Unlicensed open-air chess-playing in Lower Market? Yes, in Justin Herman Plaza right at Market and Stuart:
Will somebody call 911 on these guys?
From The Stark Insider (“All things West Coast”) comes news of a 12-foot tall, 10-foot wide Santa Yoda made out of LEGO bricks. It will go up in Union Square starting Friday, November 18th,* 2011.
Get the deets at LEGOSantaYoda.Com. (No, I’m not joking, I’m srsly.)
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All the deets:
“LEGO Master Builders Construct 12-foot Tall by 10-foot Wide Santa Yoda out of LEGO bricks
WHAT: Inspired by the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, this three-day community build where families help LEGO Master Builders to create a 12-foot tall by 10-foot wide LEGO Star Wars™ Santa Yoda made entirely of LEGO bricks to kick-off a countdown to the holidays found at www.LEGOSantaYoda.com. Building event supports the local Bay Area Boys & Girls Club, and consumer engagement via the web site donates LEGO toys to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program.
WHEN: Friday, November 18th to Sunday, November 20th 10am-6pm daily (or until completed)
WHERE: Union Square (next to the Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square), San Francisco”
(This would seem to be a more honest way of promoting LEGO than lying about a viral video ala the LEGO Indiana Jones game people.)
See you there!
*You know, it seems like Santa Yoda goes up earlier each year…