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Buses operated by Google and Apple to ferry their staff to and from work were blockaded today by Bay Area anti-gentrification protestors. The coaches were held up in San Francisco and over the bay in Oakland – the latter a port city with a high-crime rate and relatively cheap rents, which has caused it to become a new home for …

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Re: Why not follow the lead of that other chocolate factory?

Unfortunately Cadbury was sold out to the Krap Corporation by its disgusting senior management.

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California is a hellhole, the tech workers should consider moving to one of the more sane states. Move your money out of California and let them wallow in their misery.

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"California is a hellhole, the tech workers should consider moving to one of the more sane states. Move your money out of California and let them wallow in their misery." Unfortunately, I'd have to agree. Can I recommend Texas, not too far to move and a whole lot more hospitable, IMHO.

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Re: AC

But Texas is full of Rednecks who drive huge Pickups. Not the same as 'eco' friendly Califorians.

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"But Texas is full of Rednecks who drive huge Pickups. Not the same as 'eco' friendly Califorians." If you had been to either you would know the pollution in California, especially the smog, is truly awful compared to Texas. I remember adding somewhere that the air over Texan oil refineries is actually cleaner than downtown LA.

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An excellent suggestion! Austin, in particular, fosters the sort of community which San Francisco expatriates would likely find simpatico -- and, in Texas, there's plenty of room to build the sort of bedroom communities whose lack is here at issue.

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Yes, California is truly an awful place, with its beaches, redwood forests, wine country, culture, and cuisine. I would much rather move to Texas, where I can enjoy the delightful endless homogenized suburban sprawl spread across a featureless dull landscape. There are reasons that people move to Texas; for the most part, being a nice place to live is not among them.

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"Free" choice: life on the fringes

In time, the "Sun Valley, Idaho" solution will come to SF/Silicon Valley. Ranks of service workers unable to afford the upscale cost of housing will be transported by busloads each morning to their work areas, and transported out again each evening. All will be closely monitored to prevent unruly dissent. Free economy = free choice = ride the bus, or not.

Appropriate wage deductions will be made for the cost of transport. Government need not interfere beyond maintaining appropriate civil order. Smile for the cameras. It's the American way.

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Killer robots

Now we know why Google bought those killer robot companies. Elysium!

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America is a strange place

On one hand everyone wants to be a self-made millionaire.

On the other hand they want social equality.

Dog-eat-dog market forces Vs Socialism.

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Re: America is a strange place

"Bread and circuses", more like. In the end, that'll be what brings us down, if anything does.

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Life just as its always been

Whilst the residents may not like it the only waY to improve an area is to bring jobs and investment in to the area and ergo this increases prices of property and rents.No one will invest in low income low rent areas because the returns are unviable.

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Blockaded, heh?

Even if* we allow that godawful barbarism to mean "subjected to a blockade", it's use is improper here. With an extreme stretch of the language boundaries Google's campus was "blockaded", not the bus.

I hope that this comment will not be blockadedized, although moderators are soft on the blockadedizationer button these days.

*(and that's a big if)

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Re: Blockaded, heh?

I wonder why its alway's in the Grammar Nazi post's that you make the most unforgiveable grammar mistake's.

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Re: Blockaded, heh?

Yes Indeed, It is funny that I didn't notice any misuse of apostrophes in the Grammar Nazi's post, however I do see three examples in yours.

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The grammar fascist always feels himself above his own rules, which is how he can castigate someone for a trivial misuse of 'blockaded' while permitting himself the abominable 'blockadedizationer', which ought to fetch anyone a slap.

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