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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Comment on Cricket legend Shane Warne dead at 52 in ~sports

  6. 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.

  7. Comment on How the SOPA blackout happened in ~tech

  8. 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
  9. 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....
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    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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Comment on Fall on walk from bed to desk is workplace accident, German court rules in ~news

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    #offbeat, and a good one.

    #offbeat, and a good one.

  13. Comment on New Zealand to ban cigarettes for future generations in ~health

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    Exactly. They should learn from the failed prohibition of alcohol in the US some 100 years ago. I even saw opinions stating that nothing helped organised crime in the US more than that ill-fated...

    Exactly. They should learn from the failed prohibition of alcohol in the US some 100 years ago.

    I even saw opinions stating that nothing helped organised crime in the US more than that ill-fated prohibition.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Great, affordable downtowns that don't require a car? in ~life

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    I would suggest Barcelona, but unfortunately, you seem to need a place in the United States.

    I would suggest Barcelona, but unfortunately, you seem to need a place in the United States.

    2 votes