Stanley Roberts has the deets on this video from Davet Mohmmed:
Posts Tagged ‘illegally’
Illegally Riding Your Bike Across the World’s Most Expensive Span – Bay Bridge from Oakland to TI – VideoTuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Millionaire Lady Has Her Minimum Wage Employee Double-Park a Large Mercedes on Market: Bay Area Bike Share (BABS) in ActionThursday, August 14th, 2014
Well, here it is:
Am I far off on this one? Minimum wage is $10.74 per hour these days. How much do these bikeshare Mercedes drivers make, you know, at a time after Alta has admitted to a “mistake” or two? And it looks like Alta is “privately held” so who knows how many millionaires own it…
Is this situation what the Planners of San Francisco planned?
Or is this just-park-where-you-feel-like-Alta policy and concomitant bike rack installation a “chop-shop project,” the likes of which San Francisco pols claim to eschew?
After an Unlawful BART Police Shooting, Protesters are Required to Wait Seven Days in Order to be LegalThursday, August 25th, 2011
Now, ideally, people protesting the next unlawful BART Police shooting would get seven-day notice so they could apply to legally protest the shooting on BART property.
But life doesn’t work that way IRL. So when a BART Police officer shoots somebody unlawfully or by mistake or whatever and people want to have a demo at BART that same day, well, that’s going to be an automatic violation of BART rules even if the protest takes place in the designated free speech area.
“BART requires those who wish to exercise their right to free speech to have a permit while on BART property. If you wish to obtain a permit, please do the following:
BART must receive the permit no less than seven days prior to the date of your activity. Permits received after the seven day deadline will be denied – there are NO exceptions.“
See how that works? Irate protesters have the choice of cooling their heels seven day to protest in a legal fashion in a legal area or protest the same day as the shooting illegally.
Maybe that’s part of the reason why you have so many “illegal” protests, BART?
And oh, has any legal protest at BART ever gotten any attention? Not to my knowledge.
And oh, has any Designated Free Speech Area looked good anytime, anywhere in history? Usually, these places are far from the action, sometimes encircled with cyclone fencing all around, you know, like Thunderdome.
Here’s the only Designated Free Speech Area that I’ve seen lately. It’s from somewhere in the vicinity of Strybing Arboretum, that place that got renamed and paywalled (that’s why there’s a boycott going on…) Anyway:
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That’s what the people who run things in the Bay Area think protests should look like.
(Now, this designated area might have been a joke, but my point is that you can’t tell the difference – the real thing looks pretty unreal as well.)
To repeat, maybe this is part of the reason why you have so many “illegal” protests, BART?
Just asking, BART-bro.
All the deets after the jump.
Hot Ticket: INFORUM Hosts Phil Bronstein and Jose Antonio Vargas at the Commonwalth Club On July 11thThursday, June 30th, 2011
This one will sell out for sure, perhaps by the end of the day.
All the deets:
“Jose Antonio Vargas Shares His Story for the First Time with INFORUM
Journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner to Talk about his Struggle as an Illegal Immigrant
San Francisco – June 29, 2011 – Commonwealth Club’s INFORUM, today announced that Jose Antonio Vargas, successful journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner best known for chronicling his life as an illegal immigrant in the Unites States, will share his story in one of his first public interviews Monday, July 11, at the Commonwealth Club’s SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco.
Vargas has been living illegally in the United States since the age of 12. In conversation with Phil Bronstein, The San Francisco Chronicle’s editor-at-large, Vargas will share his impressive story of struggle to belong and find success in the United States. Raised in Mountain View, Calif., Vargas started his triumphant career working at the San Francisco Chronicle while attending San Francisco State University. In the summer of 2001, Vargas got his first internship at the Philadelphia Daily News and continued on to intern at publications such as the Seattle Times and the Washington Post. Vargas wrote a series on Washington’s H.I.V./AIDS epidemic, covered the role of technology and social media in the 2008 presidential race and even visited the White House. In April 2008, he was part of the Post team that won a Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings. Vargas also founded Define American, an organization seeking to change immigration reform.
Vargas accomplished all this while dealing with immigration problems. You can read more on Vargas in his piece “My Life As an Undocumented Immigrant” on the New York Times’ site: http://nyti.ms/m5rbZU.
The special program takes place at the SF Club Office on 595 Market St., 2nd floor in San Francisco on Monday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. PT. For more information and to buy tickets, call (415)-597-6705 or register online at www.commonwealthclub.org.”
Lamborghini Schadenfreude! Italian Exoticar Towed With Extreme Prejudice From the Apple Store Red ZoneSaturday, January 29th, 2011
You know why you almost never see Lamborghinis with licence plates on the back in the 415? ‘Cause when you register them in CA, it costs low five-figures, baby.
And that’s a lot of scratch for a toy.
(Of course, if you want a sexy, imported, Lambo two seater for a little cheaper, there’s always the tandem Viaggio bicycle, right?)
Now, take it away Andyi – here’s an accounting of the fuss in Union Square last night:
“I dunno. There’s something about a expensive supercar being towed from a no-parking zone with the same care and indignity as a Toyota Celica that makes you smile and take photos. One thing worries me, though. This is:
1) A super-expensive car,
2) With no license plate,
3) Parked illegally,
4) Outside the Apple Store.
I’m 10% sure that I might have just missed a Steve Jobs sighting.
(Aside: another demo of the Nikon P7000’s special super-high-sensitivity shooting mode. The feature really shines in street shots like this one, where there’s enough light to see by but not enough to get a good shot from a normal camera. Apart from the low 3-megapixel resolution, there’s really nothing wrong with this shot. I tweaked it a little bit in Aperture, but no more than I’d adjust a shot I took in bright sunlight with any other camera. It was more or less fine as-is.)”
Million dollar pig junior
You’re my Bangladesh
I’m crazy dynamite
I’m the cactus man
I drive a Lambourghini
I stop for petrol
You mangle my pig junior
There’s tornadoes in Spain
I’m alone tonight
I’m the cactus man
I drive a Lambourghini
I stop for petrol
Mangle my pig junior
Mangle my pig junior
So far away
So far away…
FarmVille FaceBook Game “Creator” Zynga Sued Again – Class Action Suit Alleges User Data Illegally SoldTuesday, October 19th, 2010
Uh oh, looks like San Francisco-based Zynga is in trouble again. The lawyers at Nassiri & Jung LLP down there on Kearny near Market filed a class-action lawsuit in San Francisco federal court yesterday.
Get all the deets, below.
Facebook User Sues FarmVille Maker Zynga for Violating the Privacy Rights of Millions of Americans
Class action suit filed after Zynga shared the personal Facebook information of millions of Americans with Internet tracking companies.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19 — A class action lawsuit filed yesterday challenges Zynga’s alleged practice ofillegally sharing the Facebook user data of its customers with advertisers and data brokers.
The lawsuit alleges that Zynga, which currently makes six of the top ten Facebook games, collected the Facebook data of its 218 million users and shared it with advertisers and data brokers in violation of federal law and Zynga’s contract with Facebook.
The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in San Francisco, Calif., is brought by Nancy Graf of St. Paul, Minnesota. The class action seeks monetary relief for those whose data was wrongly shared, and injunctive relief to prevent continued privacy abuses.
“This appears to be another example of an online company failing the American public with empty promises to respect individual privacy rights,” explained Michael Aschenbrener of Edelson McGuire LLC, co-lead attorney for the class action. “Companies large and small need to learn to follow through on their privacy promises or risk having consumers decide that it is simply not worth it to use their services,” added Kassra Nassiri ofNassiri & Jung LLP, co-lead attorney for the lawsuit.
Aschenbrener and Nassiri are also co-lead class counsel in another case against Facebook that alleges massive privacy violations.
Edelson McGuire LLC is a leading class action firm that focuses on Internet, technology, privacy, banking, and consumer issues with attorneys in Illinois, New York, California, and Florida. www.edelson.com.
Nassiri & Jung LLP is a boutique litigation firm based in San Francisco that focuses on complex business disputes. www.nassiri-jung.com