An arresting ad from The Richmond:
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Physical graffiti, the worst kind:
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Well, I don’t know if the people at Google Fiber should feel ashamed, but check it:
That’s like what, about a thousand times faster than your AT&T ADSL connection for less than what Google charges for Google Fiber?
You know why we don’t have this here? Because of politically-connected monopolies like Comcast.
JAPAN DON’T HAVE NO COMCAST, YOU DIG?
Of course, the Japanese pay waaaaaay too much for rice, on account of bad policies having to do with mom and pop farmers, but they’re doing lots better than us with the internet.
And did you know that there are people living out there west of San Francisco, all the way out there in the Outer Richmond and the Outset (the Outer Sunset) who can’t get cable internet or DSL at any price? Yes, in this day and age, in 2013, there are people in this so-called World Capital of Innovation who go online with a dial up modem because they have no choice.
Poor, poor West Bay devils. (At least they have Ocean Beach.)
In closing, the Comcast monopoly ought to get shut down and Sony should start selling us internet for cheap.
Longtime area cyclist and capitalist running dog Steven T. Jones typifies the type of person who will most benefit from re-education via the corrupt SFMTA and the messianic San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. See?
I’d post a photo but the SFMTA has me watching an educational movie, you know, A Clockwork Orange-style.
And they DID admit that some fine-tuning possibly might be in order.
And my restraints are actually quite comfortable.
Maybe these horrible, one-of-a-kind bike lanes aren’t so horrible after all.
In closing, I Love Big Brother.
And when I say fight, I mean he ended up getting run over by a car on Geary near the infamous late-night Jack in the Box of the Inner Richmond.
Here’s the update:
I’m ignorant of the disposition of this case so I wouldn’t necessarily be protected if wrote about what I think of all this.
But why don’t you look into things and draw your own conclusion about what happened?
And then, why don’t you make a contribution?
Turns out that San Francisco’s cab system is more akin to “Crazy Taxi 3 WestCoast (San Francisco)” than not.
See if you agree after perusing this lengthy bit from transportation writer Zusha Elinson
Hey, it’s the video game version of Levi’s Plaza. Check it.
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And I’ll tell you, the reason why your cabbie doesn’t want to take you way the Heck out there to the West Side in the Richmond District or the Sunset District is that if s/he does then s/he will have less cash in his/her pocket at the end of the shift.
Like $3 or $5 or $10 less.
It’s like if you’re a “chicken and water” customer at a restaurant, you dig? You and your three buds look down at the menu and spot the cheapest entree (chicken, at the one chain I’m thinking about) and then the cheapest “drink” (water, natch). You all are just as much trouble for the waitress as regular customers* and yet at the end of her shift, she’s walking home with $10 or $20 or $30 less than she would if she had had more typical customers plus she may very well get chided by her supe for not trying hard enough to “upsell” and whatnot.
So that’s why hacks generally don’t want to take you to 46th and Ortega. ‘Specially when the City is hopping.
*Or more, as chicken and water people have a reputation of being more demanding than average.
Don’t forget to supersize it.
Looks cold up there, huh?