Alright, I’ll say it

May 11, 2019 90 Comments

SF is a joke of a city. For all the large tech companies here and the wealth that tech has created, we instead have dirty, feces infested streets, piss smells everywhere, a bart system more than 20 years old (for fucks sakes i loaded my clipper card online and it says amount available in 2-3 days and only if i tag my card at a bart station). Caltrain is a joke (but better than bart). SF should be an example to the rest of the world of what’s possible when so many talented people aggregate in one dense location. Instead we have decades old technology and shit infested streets. Where do our taxes go? When you’re taking 10+% of all these 6 figure salaries, there’s no reason the city should be in the state it is...

Everybody seems to want change but no one does anything about it. We all just look down and walk fast when the homeless start hurling trash at us. All of us absorbed in our own little bubble

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  • Accenture / Data Gachon
    South Bay is just fine, my dude. Mountain view is a great area.
    May 11, 2019 12
    • Micro Focus / Eng chmod777
      I’ve been living in MT for years and agree it’s boring as fuck. I live with my girlfriend that keeps things somewhat exciting but we’re always looking for things to do outside of the South Bay on weekends. Except for a few bars on Castro and random tech meetups there’s not much else to do around here.
      May 11, 2019
    • Intel apsodj
      The trade off: city with poop and needles, or South Bay with the nightlife of a midwestern town.
      May 11, 2019
  • Cruise Automation sl1msh4dy
    OP
    Here’s an unpopular opinion that would never fly with the majority liberals in the city.

    I understand no one chooses to be homeless, but we should round them all up. Those who are honestly just in a bad situation, provide them with temporary housing to help them get back on their feet and provide them with jobs, doesnt matter if theyre low paying. Those who are mentally ill should be put in a mental institution to get the care they need. The drug addicts should be placed in forced rehab to help them get clean. The drug dealers should go to jail period like all other drug dealers over the country. For example, police right now occasionally go into tenderloin and round everyone up and then release them right away. How does that make sense? They’re back on the streets in a few days. I would rather see my tax dollars put towards for example housing the mentally ill and keeping them off the streets than how they’re currently used - washing market street every few days to get rid of the smell of piss. Why are we spending money on the effects of homelessness and not the causes of homelessness?
    May 11, 2019 17
    • Intel apsodj
      I had a close relative work as a psychologist in a state prison. There were no innocent people there, let alone 1 in 20.
      May 12, 2019
    • Netflix / Mgmt fckingreal
      Djeu63fhrj well said about compassionate and tolerant left. East and west coasts are radical, they fire republicans and fight them to the death when they can and call names like Hitler
      Trump or not, they hate all republican presidents equally, when the president is elected
      May 12, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng idk_
    Bad politics in California
    May 11, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng DynamoDB
    SF is shit. South Bay is good ✌️
    May 11, 2019 4
    • Intel apsodj
      Lol, in the Bay Area? It’s fucking terrible for dating.
      May 11, 2019
    • Oracle / R&D
      stupidd

      Oracle R&D

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      stupiddmore
      Pay for play, man. What do you earn those money for?
      May 11, 2019
  • Splunk spl
    Completely agree. But the city officials are too fucking busy with ensuring rights of all the crazies, homeless, drug addicts, and God forbid anyone says anything otherwise. It’s time for liberals to go! My kids are afraid to come to downtown SF because of the shit they see there.
    May 11, 2019 3
    • Cruise Automation sl1msh4dy
      OP
      Seriously^ saw a homeless man follow a random woman on the streets yesterday, pestering her. Do the rights of the homeless outweigh the rights of the working people? At least they should be equal right? We’re giving these homeless crazies the right to terrorize our streets but where is our right to walk down the streets safely without worry?
      May 11, 2019
    • Netflix / Eng notanenemy
      In Democrat’s eyes - yes
      May 12, 2019
  • Majority of Your taxes are going to paying pensions for govt retires
    May 11, 2019 0
  • Microsoft TrumpWins
    Nonsensical laws and regulations that kill jobs for people at the bottom (ex $15/hour minimum wage). Demonization of police who don’t want to enforce laws in fear of backlash or know the city/county attorneys will not prosecute for nonviolent drug crimes. Obsession with gun control, yet zero interest in drug control while drugs kill 10x more people than guns. Corrupt city officials who lie and deceive voters on the ballot (Kamala Harris) while saying they just need a little more money.

    ^ that’s homelessness in a nutshell
    May 11, 2019 1
    • Netflix / Eng notanenemy
      Dude you are not progressive enough
      May 12, 2019
  • Honeywell that1guy
    The BART really annoys me. I have to add as well these damn “extensions” to San Jose has started planning in 1981!!!

    19....81....!!!

    And when is the current completion date, 2026. 45 god damn years. Look at China and Japan and the high speed rails they can ramp up in less than one year for fractions of the cost and for multiples of the distance.

    Why...
    Dear god why.. and in the end I don’t want a bart extension, I really want a bart revamp. Rip it out and place something new, high tech, fast. This is the parts that make me hate this country (i was born here)
    May 11, 2019 1
    • Cruise Automation sl1msh4dy
      OP
      Exactly. Rip this shit out and give us soenthing at least from the 2000’s lol. Is that asking for so much? And for god fucking sake stop using carpet in the trams. Plastic is 10x easier to keep clean
      May 11, 2019
  • Thermo Fisher / Sales zeussical
    SF was much cooler before the tech douche bros infiltrated the city.
    May 11, 2019 3
    • Thermo Fisher / Sales zeussical
      Most don’t give a shit about the history or eccentricity of the city. They want to ride their stupid little busses out of town every morning to Mountain View or Cupertino and live in their modern apartments and not deal with city life. That’s why so many classic SF businesses are closing. The transplants don’t frequent the classic businesses.
      May 11, 2019
    • Dropbox drl/
      This.
      May 23, 2019
  • WebDAM Lowtech
    Vote republican
    May 12, 2019 1
    • Netflix / Eng notanenemy
      It’s not destroyed enough yet for democrats to leave the state unfortunately. But in 20-30 years it will become red again I guess
      May 12, 2019

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