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SF tourist industry struggles to explain street misery to horrified visitors

By someone else following x   2018 Jan 30, 10:09am 530 views   4 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/SF-tourist-industry-struggles-to-explain-street-12534954.php?t=19e6900958
This month, for example, Handlery noticed a review on TripAdvisor that praised the hotel’s location, its pool, its proximity to the cable cars and the easy walk to the Ferry Building. But it ended with a jolt.

“Seeing homeless men in wheelchairs without shoes in the winter, women with infants on the streets, young men and women on the streets doing drugs, it was painful,” wrote the commenter.

Handlery used to assure his visitors the city was doing all it could to combat rampant homelessness, but he no longer makes those claims.

“I am sorry about the street scene,” Handlery responded to the commenter. “But unfortunately our city has failed to address the issue.”

San Francisco’s hotel owners and managers are increasingly frustrated that their gorgeous city, with its many museums, fine restaurants and scenic vistas, has an ever-deteriorating, dismaying flip side to the postcard. In a city that spends $305 million a year to combat homelessness, those who serve as San Francisco’s hosts struggle to explain why the problem isn’t getting any better.
1   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 30, 10:40am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I thought that people shitting on the streets was now considered one of San Francisco's tourist attractions.
2   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 30, 10:48am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

There's a price to pay for being a sanctuary city...
3   Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 30, 10:48am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

My friend's dog rolled in human feces on Ocean Beach. Nasty!

More toilets should be available and nasty people should be put in the appropriate institutions. There are a lot of unprosecuted criminals and untreated mental patients on the streets of San Francisco.
4   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 30, 10:52am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Pretty simple. Identify areas with sympathetic, liberal co-dependent cucks. Hobo gossip over camp fires will usually clue you in to the areas that are prime pickings. Blow into town with your backpack, find a good begging corner/intersection and defend it against other homeless, find a spot preferably out of sight where there is some kind of water and a convenience store close by for booze and cigarettes, find a drug dealer, find the local homeless services center for needles, meals, clothes, sleeping bags, and welfare checks, find close by restaurants/convenience stores to grab food from tables and/or garbage and voila home sweet home homestead.

Join an encampment or cluster if they are around and are already clued in. Radiate from encampment to find drugs, beg, steal or vandalize during day, go back at night. If lucky and organized enough, get job as courier for local drug dealer. Break into cars, steal packages off of doorsteps, engage in burglary if organized enough. If have tools and mechanical ability, steal catalytic converters from cars and trucks, when begging doesn't bring in enough dough. If organized enough, join theft ring, recruit at homeless encapment.

If overdose, hope you wake up in emergency room alive. Rinse, repeat.

Get your first welfare check and spare change from begging, go buy drugs, booze, cigarettes. Steal bicycle for local transportation, sell cheap/chop shop for drug money, rinse, repeat. If the weather is bad, shelter in the homeless shelter until weather is better. Avoid getting stabbed by fellow homeless, Life is good.




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