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  1. Comment on San Francisco district attorney Chesa Boudin gets removed in a recall election in ~news

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    In two words, limousine liberals. Also, while I am not surprised with my findings, I did not exactly expect them before I looked at San Francisco Board of Supervisor members' Wikipedia pages.

    In two words, limousine liberals.

    Also, while I am not surprised with my findings, I did not exactly expect them before I looked at San Francisco Board of Supervisor members' Wikipedia pages.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on San Francisco district attorney Chesa Boudin gets removed in a recall election in ~news

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    AFAIUC, Chesa Boudin's policy to fight crime was basically to ignore it, and even San Franciscans got fed up. This is simply my original research. And the connection is not between the district...

    this was a pretty boring election for statewide offices

    AFAIUC, Chesa Boudin's policy to fight crime was basically to ignore it, and even San Franciscans got fed up.

    What's the connection between the district attorney and housing policy?

    This is simply my original research. And the connection is not between the district attorney and housing policy, but with the support of a crime-tolerating district attorney and housing policy. And I am not surprised.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on San Francisco district attorney Chesa Boudin gets removed in a recall election in ~news

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    Well, when this was too much even for San Francisco… Observation 1: there were 83484 valid signatures in the recall petition, and only 74335 votes to remove, with 49591 votes to keep, in the...

    Well, when this was too much even for San Francisco…

    Observation 1: there were 83484 valid signatures in the recall petition, and only 74335 votes to remove, with 49591 votes to keep, in the actual referendum. The turnout was 25.85%.

    Observation 2: looking at the list of endorsements, one sees that two San Francisco Board of Supervisor members supported the recall whereas six opposed (out of ten). I made a small research and looked at those people's stances on housing/NIMBYism/new construction, and the outcome was unsurprising. All six Boudin's supporters are anti-housing (with some cases of talking about being pro-housing, but their vote history indicates the opposite). As for the two who endorsed the recall, one was elected last month so there is not enough information, and the other one somehow managed to avoid the topic of housing—which is still better than being pro-NIMBY.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on 'Unprecedented' water restrictions ordered for millions in Southern California in ~enviro

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    Not every one of them, and not everywhere. Many golf courses solely serve the local golfers. And another reply definitely confirms this.

    Not every one of them, and not everywhere. Many golf courses solely serve the local golfers. And another reply definitely confirms this.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on 'Unprecedented' water restrictions ordered for millions in Southern California in ~enviro

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    The word “golf” is never anywhere in the article linked. I cannot understand why the first measure to limit wasting water in a water-deficient area is NOT limiting the watering of golf courses.

    The word “golf” is never anywhere in the article linked.

    I cannot understand why the first measure to limit wasting water in a water-deficient area is NOT limiting the watering of golf courses.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on UC Berkeley must withhold thousands of acceptance letters after state Supreme Court ruling in ~news

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    IMNSHO, the entire San Francisco Bay Area is undercrowded (maybe except the CBDs of San Francisco and San Jose[Santa Clara county, California, United States]). As for a “satellite campus,” this...

    overcrowding

    IMNSHO, the entire San Francisco Bay Area is undercrowded (maybe except the CBDs of San Francisco and San Jose[Santa Clara county, California, United States]).

    As for a “satellite campus,” this would not be a bad idea to build it near another BART station on the Orange BART line, yet I am absolutely sure that NIMBY assholes would not allow that.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on UC Berkeley must withhold thousands of acceptance letters after state Supreme Court ruling in ~news

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    Sometimes it helps to look one step deeper. As already said, the reason why there is no student housing is the local NIMBY assholes. Yes, assholes in Tildes sense—those who make others...

    Sometimes it helps to look one step deeper.

    As already said, the reason why there is no student housing is the local NIMBY assholes. Yes, assholes in Tildes sense—those who make others uncomfortable.

    san francisco bay area as a whole will be better off if UC-Berkeley has more students.

    California will be better off if UC-Berkeley has more students.

    The United States will be better off if UC-Berkeley has more students.

    The world will be better off if UC-Berkeley has more students.

    Only a bunch of NIMBY assholes will seemingly not be better off if UC-Berkeley has more students (are they sure?).

    As for parking, I have to note that the main UC-Berkeley campus sits on a BART station.

    3 votes
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  9. Comment on Wealthy town has an answer against building affordable housing: Mountain lions in ~life

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    Actually all that area is a habitat of the very problematic invasive species, Rectum NIMBYense.

    Actually all that area is a habitat of the very problematic invasive species, Rectum NIMBYense.

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  11. Comment on How do you fix housing? in ~talk

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    While this is definitely great (not just good, but great) that they change single-family zoning to ADU or outright duplexes, there are still problems like height restrictions, parking minima,...

    First is happening, albeit slowly - in California, for instance, many cities are slowly but really moving away from single family zoning (Sacramento, Berkeley, etc.), plus the ADU legislation that passed.

    While this is definitely great (not just good, but great) that they change single-family zoning to ADU or outright duplexes, there are still problems like height restrictions, parking minima, setbacks, CEQA, etc.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on How do you fix housing? in ~talk

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    Build Build Build Outlaw NIMBYism or limit it to the actual BY (backyard) as it is the case in many European countries: if the parcel is not directly adjacent to yours, then you have no vote. P.S....
    1. Build
    2. Build
    3. Build

    Outlaw NIMBYism or limit it to the actual BY (backyard) as it is the case in many European countries: if the parcel is not directly adjacent to yours, then you have no vote.

    P.S. #nimby tag would be nice

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Group of monkeys kill over 250 dogs for 'revenge' in Indian town in ~news

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    Strictly speaking, it is the same primary story. I found it in the NY Post where News18 was mentioned as the (English version) source, and decided to post the original source. The Newsweek article...

    Strictly speaking, it is the same primary story. I found it in the NY Post where News18 was mentioned as the (English version) source, and decided to post the original source.

    The Newsweek article also puts it into a wider context by mentioning similar cases.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Revenge of the apes: Monkeys in Maharashtra's Beed District on a murderous rampage after dogs kill one of their infants in ~news

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    …the whole thing started when some dogs killed a baby monkey. After this, the monkeys started killing pups in the area by throwing them off from the top of a tree or a building.

    Monkeys have killed almost all the pups in the village and now, villagers say that there are hardly any pups left in their village. But monkeys have not stopped. Troops have started targeting small kids. School-going kids are being attacked by the monkeys and this has created panic among the villagers.

    5 votes