Actually, this van was parked on Divisadero at a place the real estate ladies now call NoPA, so I guess you are changing, Western A.
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[Wow, touchy touchy we are, huh?]
Here is a video:
Please note that a total of five “fucking haters” unliked this vid on the YouTube. Can you imagine?
Here is the original version.
And here is Pyongyang Style.
And here is the Oregon Duck version.
Hopefully none of these words will offend any of the tens of thousands of art students who populate the 415…
And oh, here is info on BART
See these guys? They’re like twins!
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Oh, but there is a difference. One of these twins can tell you the exact make and model of the “product” in his hair and the other one can’t – the other one has more important things to worry about in Life. But let’s ask to make sure.
Hey, what’s that product that you put in your slick, shiny hair?
Ach du lieber! People be stealing Mercedes Benz stars again in the NoPA part of the Western Addition.
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And here’s how to protect them – but that seems a lot of trouble?
On it goes on the mean Streets of San Francisco.
All the deets
“Party with Too $hort for Leland Yee
Bay Area hip-hop legend Too $hort will headline this party to benefit the Leland Yee for San Francisco Mayor campaign. Rap the vote with friends and supporters of Leland Yee while making sure you’re registered to vote this November.
Wednesday October 12
6:30 VIP reception
7:00 to 9:00 pm Program
Rasselas Jazz Club 1534 Fillmore Street
$30 in advance
A limited number of $40 tickets will be available at the door
VIP Tickets (only 40 available!):
Includes a private VIP reception before the event with Too $hort and other performers,
hors devours, balcony seating and a photo with performers.”
This is the machine pistol the SFPD just took away from a drug dealer on Broadway near Columbus Saturday morning:
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And this is a small billboard for rapper TECH N9NE a couple blocks away near Stockton:
(And last night’s SFPD press conference was one block further up Broadway…)
I can’t imagine it makes sense to carry a TEC-9 around the Streets of San Francisco, so I’m forced to conclude that people get them because the name sounds bad-ass.
The name sounds bad-ass owing to the 101 California shootings of 1993 - that’s when this gun took off, fame-wise.
(Here’s your TEC-9 hard at work.)
Anyway, I think we probably have too many of these items on the streets, just saying…
Have you heard the news?
“AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ACTIVISTS CONVERGE IN SAN FRANCISCO TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF HUMAN RIGHTS WORK —- Joan Baez, West Coast Co-Founder of the Organization, To Be Honored for a Lifetime of Human Rights Activism —- Model Christy Turlington, Grammy Winners Steve Earle and Saúl Hernández, Rapper Jahi and Actress Nazanin Boniadi Join Former Prisoners of Conscience to Tackle Today’s Challenges”
CT likes the Amnesty, but she doesn’t like the fur. Fair ‘nough:
All the deets:
San Francisco – Up to one thousand activists from across the country will converge in San Francisco from March 18-20 to mark Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary and tackle a range of pressing human rights concerns at the organization’s Annual General Meeting. The conference, “50 Years: Shining a Light on Human Rights,” will take place at the Fairmont Hotel and is open to the public. Registration fees range from $75 to $125 for the weekend and are $40 for Friday evening, which includes a tribute to human rights icon Joan Baez.
The three-day event includes a roster of noted human rights defenders who have shown enormous bravery and commitment on a wide range of human rights issues, including: Hina Jilani, former U.N. Special Representative for Human Rights, who previously had been arrested and received death threats for her legal work in Pakistan; Michael Posner, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and former AIUSA board member; Lydia Cacho, Mexican author and journalist who was illegally arrested and beaten for her work protecting women and girls; Luis Perez, the first undocumented immigrant in the United States to earn a law degree; and Charlotte Bunch, who was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1996 for her global organizing for women’s rights.
Former President Jimmy Carter will commemorate the organization’s 50th anniversary via video address. Supermodel/maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns, singer/death penalty abolitionist Steve Earle, rapper Jahi, actress and AIUSA spokesperson Nazanin Boniadi, State Radio/Dispatch musician and activist Chad Stokes, Jaguares vocalist and activist Saúl Hernández, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty and others will raise their voices along with internationally known activists to carry the torch into a new era of human rights work.
“Millions of people worldwide live in fear of persecution by repressive governments or armed factions and millions more suffer extreme deprivation,” said Larry Cox, executive director of AIUSA. “But we are not powerless against this injustice. Amnesty International has proved for 50 years that collective action is a powerful force for change. We are thrilled to come back to San Francisco, which has long been a stronghold for Amnesty International activists, and honor those who have made the movement’s success possible.”
Friday evening will open with a tribute to folk legend and human rights activist Joan Baez, who devoted a full year to help establish Amnesty International chapters in the San Francisco Bay area in the early ‘70s, stayed active with the organization as a member of the National Advisory Board and later performed during the renowned “Conspiracy of Hope” tour. The Friday evening event at the Fairmont will feature tribute performances from Grammy winners Steve Earle and Saúl Hernández (of the Mexican rock band Jaguares) and musician/activist Chad Stokes (State Radio/Dispatch).
“Whether marching arm in arm with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., or stuffing envelopes in our first home office in San Francisco, Joan’s commitment to human rights has known no bounds,” said Cox. “It is no exaggeration to say that many attending the annual conference are direct descendants of a human rights family that Joan created. Her devotion is a constant reminder of what can be accomplished when one will put herself on the line to effect change. We are truly honored to be in her presence tonight and are grateful for her lasting legacy.”
A special focus on students and activism will be the core of AIUSA’s youth summit, designed for people aged 14 to 25, at the University of California, Berkeley, on Thursday, March 17. Attendees will hear from John Jackson, Vice President of Social Responsibility at MTV. Throughout the conference, activists of all ages will address a range of human rights concerns including the death penalty; maternal mortality; migrant rights; holding companies accountable for damage to human rights and the environment; journalists at risk; and the war on terror (for the complete program, please visit www.amnestyusa.org/agm).
The annual conference will also be the site for the launch of the Amnesty Global Ethics Series, a series of books on human rights from Amnesty International and W.W. Norton & Company, that includes some of the most distinguished scholars and writers today. Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton University professor and son of one of Amnesty International’s first prisoners of conscience, is the general editor of the series and the author of the books’ forward; he, as well as Elaine Scarry, author of How to Think in an Emergency, the first book in the series, and Rory Stewart and Philip Pettit, authors of future volumes, will speak.
The weekend includes several other human rights awards. Hamza Latif, an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan, will receive the first ever Ladis Kristof Memorial Fellowship for Organizing and Activism. The fellowship was created in memory of Kristof, a founder of Amnesty International local group 48 and father of noted New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. The conference will also showcase AIUSA’s newest high school essay competition winners, Catherine Lovrien of Minnesota and Mahsa Taskindoust of New York, who addressed the question, How Has the Promotion or Defense of Human Rights Changed Our World? Each is the recipient of a $1500 prize and a trip to the annual conference. The annual event is supported by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.
“Amnesty’s 50th anniversary is a moment to celebrate the power of grassroots activism and to renew our commitment to build toward a world in which every person enjoys universal human rights,” said Rini Chakraborty, Western regional director for AIUSA. “Together we will continue our work to free the wrongfully imprisoned, end the death penalty and torture, promote economic justice and migrant rights and fulfill the promise of human rights for all.”
Amnesty International — today the largest grassroots human rights organization in the world with nearly 3 million members worldwide — has helped win the freedom of tens of thousands of individuals jailed for expressing beliefs or defending basic rights, shut down torture chambers, halted executions, and established laws and treaties to protect the freedom and dignity of people around the world — and in the United States. Amnesty International was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
“The Get Schooled Challenge Bus crossed the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco, bringing with it some familiar faces. The students at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School received a shock, as their guest lecturers included Grammy winner Ludacris, along with MTV’s Sway and Big Von. For nearly an hour, 800 students sat and listened (well, to be fair there was also some dancing) as this roster of urban icons explained the value of education.”
Here’s what you do – you check out the old trailer for 50 Cents‘ “gritty” new movie, Before I Self Destruct, or log onto Yahoo! Movies to see the new trailer. And if you like that, then sign up for free tickets. San Francisco’s showing will be at the Metreon in the SoMA on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 8:30 PM sharp.
Don’t expect the tunes from the movie to have anything to do with the album with the same name, but 50 said he sweated the details making sure the soundtrack would be right. So, sign up now before all the ticks are gone.
See you there.
50 Cent Announces a Ten City Screening Tour of His Directorial Debut Film: BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT
Fans can download their tickets* exclusively through MovieTickets.com Yahoo! Movies premiers a new BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT Trailer
This November 50 Cent will be hitting the road to screen his latest film, BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT. Beginning on Tuesday Oct. 27th, fans can log on to www.movietickets.com/50 to download their tickets* to these exclusive screenings.
10-Nov San Francisco
11-Nov Los Angeles
About the Film, after the jump