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Posts Tagged ‘shell’
Introducing Loop, the 24 Hour Convenience Store at 19th and Lincoln What Looks Like an Audi DealershipTuesday, January 27th, 2015
Who Has the Temerity to Charge Tourists $1.20 MORE Per Gallon Than the Nearby Shell Station? BRIDGEWAY GAS, Sausalito, CAFriday, November 7th, 2014
$4.69 per gallon – Bridgeway Gas. Sausalito, CA 94965:
$3.49 per gallon – Bridgeway Shell, Sausalito, CA 94965, same day:
The Yelpers are NOT IMPRESSED with BRIDGEWAY GAS.
I beg of you, tourists, watch yourselves. Be on guard. This place is full of vultures. Vultures everywhere. Everywhere!
PRADA Makes a Mockery of the America’s Cup Safety Review Committee – Foiling Past Larry Ellison’s Paper TigerMonday, May 20th, 2013
Here’s the latest from the Larry Ellison People:
“We appreciate the vote of confidence Mr. Bertelli, president of Luna Rossa Challenge, gave to the America’s Cup continuing as planned this summer on San Francisco Bay,”
Uh no. What you’re getting from Mr. Bertelli is NOT a vote of confidence.
In fact, it’s the opposite.
Let me show y0u. The Larry Ellison Safety Review Committee, which, of course, is reviewing, not investigating, oh no, never investigating, perish the thought, the safety issues created by, can you guess, anyone, anyone, that’s right, Larry Ellison, issued this statement last week:
“…teams have been asked to suspend all sailing in AC72 and AC45 catamarans until the middle of next week.”
Hey, how do you say “fuck you, Larry Ellison,” you know, en Italiano?
I think you say it like this:
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Hey, is the SFPD doing a possible homicide investigation right about now? I think so. Think on that, Larry Ellison People. Think on that while trying to figure out how the very same “America’s Cup Family” that has brought us, already, the worst AC in history, is going to investigate itself, I’m sorry, review itself in a fair an impartial way.
Hey, doesn’t the Safety Review Committee have a whole mess of conflicts? Would you like me to list them for you? (Pillow Talk: “Hey Honey, do you think…”)
And that Artemis “Big Red” AC72 _didn’t_ fold up, as reported, “like a taco shell?” So how did it fold up? Like a chalupa? Oh, what’s that, it didn’t fold up at all? Is that what you’re saying?
The former Big Red upon San Francisco Bay, as seen last year, a ticking time bomb that went off this month, more expensive than some of the jetliners that flew above it, and more expensive and about as tall as some jetliners are long. And yet if you were killed flying to Vegas there’d be a big big investigation, right? And what’s the response from the Larry Ellison People? It’s if you want to make an omelette, you’re going to have to break some eggs.
“I hope like hell that whoever survives this thing and wins it changes the boat class to anything safer than these God-forsaken death traps.”
Here’s What the Artemis Racing AC72 America’s Cup Yacht Looked Like Getting Hauled Out – Folded Up “Like a Taco Shell”Saturday, May 11th, 2013
You can see a little bit of the port hull and also the places where it ripped away:
From the Newcastle Herald:
‘Nathan told me [the turn] didn’t seem any different to any other occasion,’’ Mr Outteridge said.
‘‘The bow dug in a little bit but he said that’s not unusual.
‘‘The next thing he heard a cracking noise and the boat went on its side.
‘‘Before it capsized it snapped in half, Nathan described it as folding like a taco shell.’’
“A quick head count revealed one member of the crew was missing – Andrew Simpson – triggering a desperate search.
The British two-time Olympic gold medallist was trapped underwater, wedged underneath ‘‘a few tonnes’’ of carbon fibre, frantically trying to free himself.
His crew members could see him, fighting for his life and dived beneath the water to try to set him free.
They handed the man they called ‘‘Bart’’ emergency oxygen bottles – which hold about 10 breaths each – in a bid to keep him alive in the hope rescue crews would arrive in time.
Isn’t It Ironic, PG&E’s Captive Union has the Gall to Use Fire Imagery to Fight Public Power? You Know, After San Bruno?Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Here’s the latest from the the union for our incompetent local power utility, straight outta Vacaville, wherever the Hell that is:
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Is this an image from the charred remains of all those houses that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers / PG&E burned down in San Mateo County not too long ago? It sure could be, why not?
Take a look.
Oh what’s that, PG&E, it took you a while to own up to being responsible for killing those eight people?
What kind of denial is this, months and months after your killings?
You know, these people? ‘
James Franco, 53 and “Janessa, 13, and Jacqueline Greig, 44; Elizabeth Torres, 81; Jessica Morales, 20, as well three member of the Bullis family — Greg, 50, Will, 17, and Lavonne, 87 “
Here’s the thing, PG&E. Everybody has the right to opt out of PublicPowerSF. So that’s why it’s not going to “nearly double electric generation costs.”
Not everybody in Chinatown is an easily cowed, easily herded stencil voter, right? Consumers will make their own choice – you don’t think that they’re all stupid, do you?
And actually, San Francisco is kind of a hippy town, filled with yuppie-types who will not opt out of public power.
But, of course, if people don’t want to pay extra for juice, they won’t.
It’s as simple as that.
BTW, you all should prolly ID the white Republican lawyer you’re quoting in the ‘Xam here. Otherwise it makes things look like the entire Examiner is agin public power.
The flip side of the latest flyer:
In closing, fuck you PG&E.
Go to Hell.
Or flaming San Bruno, little difference.
A Few Questions for Corrupt PG&E and Its Corrupt Union Regarding the Coming Clean Power Alternative, CleanPowerSFTuesday, February 19th, 2013
I’m getting the feeling that our local utility monopoly doesn’t want any competition at all.
Take a look here at this bit from Chris Roberts of SFWeeklySFBayGuardianSFExaminer and then take a look at this:
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Now let’s check the “Check the Facts” part of this recent flier.
1. CleanPowerSF will not cost “almost double” relative to the current PG&E monopoly. So that’s a lie
2. And are you PG&E motherfuckers really talking about some disaster in some part of the world? What about the eight souls you killed right here in the Bay Area in San Bruno not too long ago? How many “brothers” or sisters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers were responsible for those deaths?
3. And actually, consumers, you DO get to choose whether you participate in CleanPowerSF, so the “PG&E family” is lying about that as well.
So, fuck you, PG&E
Good day, “brothers.”
Surprise! The PG&E Union Doesn’t Want Us to Have a Choice About Getting Public Power or Not – A Facebook CampaignWednesday, September 12th, 2012
Last week I saw banner ads from IBEW 1245, you know, the People Who Brought Us The San Bruno Pipeline Explosion, but at first I wasn’t able to click on them and then when I was able to, all I could find were recently-deceased FaceBook webpages, as if some people had posted something* and then changed their minds.
But now everything’s clear owing to this bit from Tim Redmond in the SFBG. Check it out.
And here’s the latest propaganda from PGE IBEW, for the record:
“IBEW 1245 launches “Shell Shock” campaign. Disastrous city proposal could cause rates to spike
IBEW Local 1245 launched a “Shell Shock” campaign on Sept. 10 to highlight the spike in energy costs and potentially disastrous consequences that a contract between San Francisco and Shell would bring.
San Francisco city government is considering a proposal to partner with Shell Energy of North America to inaugurate the city’s so-called “clean power” program. If the Board of Supervisors approves the proposal, San Francisco would pay millions to Shell, one of the most notorious environmental violators in business today.
According to the City’s Controller, if the San Francisco Shell Shock contract goes through:
- The average home can expect to see a rate increase of 77% over their current PG&E electricity generation rates. That comes out to an increase of over $200 per year.
- The higher cost of power would eat up more and more of the City budget, forcing service reductions and costing San Francisco vitally needed jobs.
- Our local economy would take a multi-million dollar hit.
“Raising generation rates by 77% would Shell Shock San Franciscans,” said Hunter Stern, a San Francisco resident and a business representative for IBEW Local 1245 in San Francisco.
“In these tough economic times, the last thing the City should be considering is a plan that would lead to service reductions and job losses. And Shell’s values, especially their abysmal environmental record, aren’t in sync with what most San Franciscans want to support,” Stern said.
CARE customers, who are typically low-income customers, are being asked to pay a larger portion of the increase than other customers. CARE customers will pay an additional $22 a month, compared to the $9 monthly increase Tier One customers are expected to see, Stern said.
IBEW Local 1245 urges San Franciscans to get the facts and sign the petition to stop the San Francisco Shell Shock contract. Go to www.Facebook.com/SFShellShock.”
*Perhaps due to the San Bruno Disaster anniversary? I mean, why else would PG&E have its union launch a big FaceBook campaign and then have all the links from the banner ads go to defunct FB pages?