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SurfFuerteventura

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hulling, mostly...
Was in The mission area and saw some characters while I was in the uber
but the street where the restaurant I ate at was fine
and I was out there a while waiting for an uber
which gave me time to hit up a dispensary that I was lucky to be standing
:waving:

If there's anyone playing the Wharfield while you're in town that you'd like to see, let me know, maybe I can get you in as an erBB comp.

:shaka:
 

Random Guy

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assuming the plane I just boarded takes off without incident, I’ve completed my time in San Francisco without once seeing anyone shooting up or public pooping
not even one public peeing
and I went to 3 different dispensaries, so i wasnt exactly only staying in the absolutely best areas

my Uber to Sfo was my first Tesla experience
very nice ride
was on autopilot for a while, but this model doesn’t merge or change lanes on autopilot, so he was going on and off autopilot

apparently Uber has a program for drivers to rent through hertz.
really interesting ride

from beginning to end, sf was way different than the scary stories some of you tell
 

SurfFuerteventura

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hulling, mostly...
and I went to 3 different dispensaries, so i wasnt exactly only staying in the absolutely best areas
:socrazy:

Why would anyone in their right mind open a dispensary in a neighborhood where people are peeing/crapping/shooting drugs? Oh I know, so noone in their right mind would come by to purchase the products!
Come on now, if you had gone to a few squats and shooting galleries, then I'd have gotten the point, but dispensaries? Only in the neighborhoods what have extra income to be spending on weed... not exactly the "down and out on their luck", yes?

:shrug:
 

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:socrazy:

Why would anyone in their right mind open a dispensary in a neighborhood where people are peeing/crapping/shooting drugs? Oh I know, so noone in their right mind would come by to purchase the products!
Come on now, if you had gone to a few squats and shooting galleries, then I'd have gotten the point, but dispensaries? Only in the neighborhoods what have extra income to be spending on weed... not exactly the "down and out on their luck", yes?

:shrug:

While I agree with Random Guy that the SF experience has become media sensation,

SFV is not wrong here.
 
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:socrazy:

Why would anyone in their right mind open a dispensary in a neighborhood where people are peeing/crapping/shooting drugs? Oh I know, so noone in their right mind would come by to purchase the products!
Come on now, if you had gone to a few squats and shooting galleries, then I'd have gotten the point, but dispensaries? Only in the neighborhoods what have extra income to be spending on weed... not exactly the "down and out on their luck", yes?

:shrug:
Homeless people use dispensaries too. Many of the homeless around here have money, homelessness is just a lifestyle choice. Also you can make a lot of money panhandling.

For whatever reason your post brought this to mind

 
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assuming the plane I just boarded takes off without incident, I’ve completed my time in San Francisco without once seeing anyone shooting up or public pooping
not even one public peeing
and I went to 3 different dispensaries, so i wasnt exactly only staying in the absolutely best areas

my Uber to Sfo was my first Tesla experience
very nice ride
was on autopilot for a while, but this model doesn’t merge or change lanes on autopilot, so he was going on and off autopilot

apparently Uber has a program for drivers to rent through hertz.
really interesting ride

from beginning to end, sf was way different than the scary stories some of you tell
You came to SF, stuck to the heavily-policed tourist areas, and returned to SFO in a luxury sedan. Now you’re confident to gaslight some of the people who live and work there because nothing happened to you.

Most crimes happen to unescorted women like Brianna Kupfer because they are easier targets. My wife was chased by a homeless dope fiend. She managed to run away, so I guess nothing happened amiright?
 
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casa_mugrienta

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You came to SF, stuck to the heavily-policed tourist areas, and returned to SFO in a luxury sedan. Now you’re confident to gaslight some of the people who live and work there because nothing happened to you.

Most crimes happen to unescorted women like Brianna Kupfer because they are easier targets. My wife was chased by a homeless dope fiend. She managed to run away, so I guess nothing happened amiright?
Minimizing and gaslighting is a very prevalent tactic these days.

Bad news is good news, "IT'S ONLY HAPPENING ON REDDIT!" etc.
 

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And I'll say for all the talk about SF it seems like Seattle makes SF look like the first day of Kindergarten.

Homeless camps everywhere, vandalism everywhere, trash everywhere, businesses and residential buildings boarded up.

The city has turned into a 1st world dumpster.

Went to get the ferry and in the vicinity of Pike Place saw several people shooting up...but the bizarre thing was the amount of people (mostly kids under 18) I saw foiling meth and heroin. Not a few, but at 50+ people over the course of a few blocks. There was pretty aggressive behavior happening too, young kids fiending like rats in groups, etc all in police presence.

Of course, my friend that lives on Mercer Island will minimize and gaslight, telling you none of this is happening.
 
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Minimizing and gaslighting is a very prevalent tactic these days.

Bad news is good news, "IT'S ONLY HAPPENING ON REDDIT!" etc.
These people are about 90% hardcore drug users. I suppose you can still hold down a job depending on your habit, but for a lot of people drugs fry your brain and make you unemployable which is why they resort to theft. Another friend got into meth and started stealing cars before he got shot by police. He went downhill fast once he got into hard drugs.

The lady at the end of this article is another example - she says she’s homeless because a breakup then revealed she uses meth. Which is it?


I’m tired of people enabling this. These encampments are a public health hazard and aren’t compassionate at all to people living in their squalor who need forced rehab rather than enabling. The politicians who say they can’t do anything until they get more housing are just running grifts with developers and “charity” agencies.
 

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And I'll say for all the talk about SF it seems like Seattle makes SF look like the first day of Kindergarten.

Homeless camps everywhere, vandalism everywhere, trash everywhere, businesses and residential buildings boarded up.

The city has turned into a 1st world dumpster.

Went to get the ferry and in the vicinity of Pike Place saw several people shooting up...but the bizarre thing was the amount of people (mostly kids under 18) I saw foiling meth and heroin. Not a few, but at 50+ people over the course of a few blocks. There was pretty aggressive behavior happening too, young kids fiending like rats in groups, etc all in police presence.

Of course, my friend that lives on Mercer Island will minimize and gaslight, telling you none of this is happening.
This is what I was expecting to see in San Francisco
drugs and people literally shitting on the streets

im just reporting what I saw, and comparing it to what I’ve read
 

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You came to SF, stuck to the heavily-policed tourist areas, and returned to SFO in a luxury sedan. Now you’re confident to gaslight some of the people who live and work there because nothing happened to you.

Most crimes happen to unescorted women like Brianna Kupfer because they are easier targets. My wife was chased by a homeless dope fiend. She managed to run away, so I guess nothing happened amiright?
what I was expecting, based on what I’ve read, mostly on erbb was there were people shitting and peeing on the streets everywhere in the city
i didn’t see any of it
i was mostly in downtown, but I’d read downtown was disgusting
it wasn’t
at least not while I was there
im not arguing with people who live or work there
but anyone who is seeing San Francisco only though the lens of the media or Reddit is seeing something different than what i saw with my eyes
 
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Poop complaints rose in all SF neighborhoods but the Tenderlion (sfchronicle.com)

According to SF newspapers, poop is still happening!

It is nice to hear that all that money the city spent on their special Poop Patrol divisions is paying off.

RG, on the dispensary tour!

What an animal! Did you bring an empty suitcase with you to haul the drugs home?

How many hookers did you have sent to your room RG?

What was your longest memory lapse?

:jamon:

Cleanup in aisle 6!!




 
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:roflmao: I was never one to go shipping as a tourist until weed sales were legal, but not anywhere near me
 

Bob Dobbalina

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The lady at the end of this article is another example - she says she’s homeless because a breakup then revealed she uses meth. Which is it?

She's a drug user (sure, likely an addict) because she uses meth.
She's homeless because she doesn't have place to live.


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