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But IDK. I’m pretty sure that Reno, NV doesn’t have dozens of public employees whose sole job is to say how great the local transit system is, the way our local SFMTA SFCTA is set up.
Anyway, there’s this:
And this, which looks like a BRT system:
I guess what I’m saying is that it appears that Reno’s transit system is run for Reno, as opposed to the employees of its transit system…
How Tesla CEO Elon Musk is WRONG WRONG WRONG About How the Fremont Assembly Plant Has Been in Operation for “Over 60 Years”Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Here’s the background:
Which you can swallow or not, but I have a beef with this part in particular:
“However, the 20 year mark is simply when the last of the incentives expires. The Gigafactory itself will continue contributing economically to Nevada for much longer. Our automotive plant in California has been in operation for over 60 years with no foreseeable end in sight.”
Well, first of all, there’s nothing to stop Tesla or its successor from threatening to move away unless it receives another massive subsidy from the people of Nevada, right? So that’s just wrong.
But, more importantly, what’s up with this “over 60 years” thing? Let’s take a look.
Fremont Assembly began operations in 1963, right? 2014 minus 1963 = 51 years, right? 51 years is less than “over 60 years,” right?
And that doesn’t mean that this place was “in operation,” all that time, right?
And actually, it didn’t make sense to have such a big old GM factory in the Bay Area so it shut down in 1982. Let’s get some more deets:
“Operated as GM plant from 1963 to 1982, then became the site of NUMMI, GM’s joint venture with Toyota and the only major auto assembly plant remaining in California. Closed April 1, 2010, partially reopening as the Tesla Factory, an automobile assembly plant for Tesla Motors”
So Fremont Assembly was massively downsized when Toyota was coerced into starting up NUMMI, which lasted just 16 years.
Then NUMMI got massively downsized and now what’s left has been a Tesla factory for a couple years.
Now you might think that that’s good or bad, but this record sure doesn’t match what Elon Musk has to say.
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“Nevada ‘patient dumping’ led to crimes–including a murder–Sacramento Bee reports
San Francisco City Attorney suing Nevada over improper discharge, busing practices says news ‘confirms our worst fears: that some of these trips led to tragedies’
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In a major follow-up story on the State of Nevada’s controversial psychiatric patient discharge and busing practices, which critics have called “patient dumping,” the Sacramento Bee today reported that dozens of the more than 1,000 patients the newspaper was able to identify went on to commit crimes in locales to which Nevada officials bused them. Included among the crimes committed by patients discharged from the state-run Rawson Neal Hospital in Las Vegas were one murder, another attempted murder, detonating explosives in a grocery store, failing to register as a sex offender, and an apparent suicide. The report is available online at http://sacb.ee/1dCtXve.
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, whose office is currently pursuing a class action lawsuit against Nevada on behalf of California local governments to which indigent psychiatric patients were improperly bused, issued the following statement in response to today’s new revelations.
“Earlier this year, federal auditors identified multiple instances in which Rawson Neal patients were clinically diagnosed as homicidal and suicidal–and yet were still bused within hours to remote destinations,” said Herrera. “Today’s news from the Sacramento Bee’s investigative report confirms our worst fears: that some of these trips led to tragedies. We know from federal audits that Nevada officials bused at least one patient who was diagnosed as homicidal to San Francisco. We also know that their clinical records reflect nothing about where that patient would stay, or access mental health services once here. I hope this report is wake-up call to local governments nationwide that they, too, may be paying a heavy price for Nevada’s reprehensible conduct.”
Auditors from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is evaluating whether to revoke the hospital’s Medicare funding, included extensive reviews of Rawson Neal’s confidential clinical records. Some of the resultant auditors’ reports, which have been released to the public, contain references to homicidal and suicidal patients whom Nevada officials discharged and bused out of state, including: the March 20, 2013 U.S. CMS Complaint Investigation; and the May 9, 2013 U.S. CMS EMTALA Complaint Investigation. Both are among the records available for download on the San Francisco City Attorney’s website at http://sfcityattorney.org/
Herrera’s class action, filed in San Francisco Superior Court on Sept. 10, seeks a court-ordered injunction barring Nevada from similar patient discharge practices in the future, and reimbursement for San Francisco’s costs to provide care to the patients bused there. If successful, San Francisco’s claim for reimbursement of the amounts expended to care for indigent patients bused from Nevada would benefit all California jurisdictions by setting a precedent for restitution to all jurisdictions able to demonstrate claims for damages and restitution substantially similar to San Francisco’s. The suit additionally seeks injunctive relief that would apply statewide to prohibit Nevada from continuing to transfer non-residents into California without prior arrangements for patients’ care, or in a manner that violates state or federal standards governing patient discharges.
The case is: City and County of San Francisco v. State of Nevada et al., San Francisco Superior Court, filed Sept. 10, 2013.
SOURCE City Attorney of San Francisco
City Attorney of San Francisco
Web Site: http://www.sfcityattorney.org
A California License Plate That Reads “SQUAW?” – Didn’t Oprah Say That Word Means “Vagina?” Yep – Is This Offensive or Not?Thursday, June 6th, 2013
I’ll tell you, the chances of some part of America, like the lake behind a new dam, getting named squaw-anything are about nil these days.
But naming your aging Audi “SQUAW?”
Well that’s A-OK:
Remember, Oprah believes this word means vagina.
It’s Official: It’ll be the UCLA Bruins vs. the Illinois Fighting Illini at the “KRAFT Fight Hunger Bowl” Dec 31 at AT&T ParkMonday, December 5th, 2011
See? This is the news that came out last night:
Get all the deets after the jump, but before that, see me try to puzzle out who would play from five days back:
Where else will you watch an NCAA bowl game in NorCal?
Oh, what’s that, you want to know who’s playing this year? Well, let’s look to the past:
2010 — Nevada 20, Boston College 13
2009 — USC 24, Boston College 13
2008 — California 24, Miami 17
2007 — Oregon State 21, Maryland 14
2006 — Florida State 44, UCLA 27
2005 — Utah 38, Georgia Tech 10
2004 — Navy 34, New Mexico 19
2003 — Boston College 35, Colorado State 21
2002 — Virginia Tech 20, Air Force 13
As you can see, sort of, there’s gotta be a Pac-12 team on the field – that’s current rule.
Here’s one stab at it:
“Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
December 31, 2011 San Francisco, CA, 3:30 pm ESPN
Payout: $1.675 million
Pac-12 No. 6 vs. Army (WAC if Army not available)”
But it looks like their prediction has recently changed, based on this:
“Scout’s 2011 bowl prediction for the Illini has them heading out San Francisco to participate in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. There, Scout predicts, the Illini would take on the UCLA Bruins, who would be 6-7 on the season and also likely minus its coach as well. Two teams with a combined record of 12-13 and without head coaches doesn’t exactly sound like the most appetizing match up, but such is one of the downsides of the current bowl system.”
So, as recently as yesterday, some people were thinking it could be this squad…
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…versus this one, the crew from Illinois. (You know, they’re looking for men, as always.)
All right, see you there!
All right, all the deets after the jump