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Nov 26, 2022Liked by Jeff Childers

Autonomous cars are for keeping people in their place, literally. They use 5G which is unsafe for human beings to work. The WEF has laid out how we will have about 5 kilometers of "freedom" in "smart cities". If you go beyond that your car will stop working as will your CBDC. I'm not making this up, it's all been laid out publicly. That is the real reason for cars that are not under your control.

Further, Musk is tied in w/SBF and would like to own the king of the realm-the everything app, a wechat for the US/western Europe. I'm linking to a video about that: https://rumble.com/v1x39vk-financial-crimes-covid-con-artists-with-whitney-webb-dr.-jessica-rose.html

I do not deny that returning some free speech to twitter is truly helpful. It is. There is just a lot more going on w/Musk than people understand. It is necessary to understand it.

Hope you had a great holiday!!!

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Nov 26, 2022Liked by Jeff Childers

Not to mention that some of us actually enjoy driving and view it as a skill to be mastered, not as some drudgery or a chore. Obviously we are in the minority based on the high prevalence of plush-bottom yahoos (to use PJ O'Rourke's memorable phrase) on the road. You can see these people a mile away, they can't stay in their lane, they slam on the brakes for no reason, insist on having a 100 yard buffer zone between them and the next car, and continuously inhibit the smooth flow of traffic.

When you pull up along side them they are on the phone, applying make-up, or performing some other mindless task. Anything but actually paying attention to their driving. It's a wonder that these people even function in the world, let alone feed and clothe themselves..

I'm all for mandatory autonomous cars for these dolts. However, let those of us that enjoy driving, are good at it, and drive actual performance vehicles have our fun. And BTW, when someone comes up behind you in the fast lane that means you should get over and let them pass. It's not hard.

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Nov 26, 2022·edited Nov 26, 2022

Ha! We just took a trip into mountain country. And I'm thinking an that we would not enjoy a FSD software glitch on a sharp bend while looking hundreds of feet down into the abyss just past the guard rail. Also, there are other concerns. Like how good is FSD's eye vision in spotting ice patches ... or managing criminal situations involving someone shooting at you?

I just don't like turning control over to satellite triangulation and/or cameras ... and the Cretin Misfits controlling things these days.

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🎯🎯🎯

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Driving on the dragon in my Audi following my husband on his BMW is a rush! You can’t do that in a self driving car. I-75, I-95 are pure drudgery but wouldn’t trust a autonomous driving vehicle there either. Especially driving through Atlanta.

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Hear hear!

I average 20,000 miles a year. If people would simply follow basic rules and courtesy, things would move much more smoothly. How does a civil engineer begin to design things for idiots that can't follow basic road signs such as "slower traffic keep right" or "keep right except to pass"? And FFS people, if one is comfortable speeding when going downhill, put your cruise control on so that you do the same uphill, as opposed to vacillating between 85 and 55...

Sorry, have an upcoming 500 miler tomorrow.

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Unfortunately many drivers live in a bubble that extends about ten feet beyond their car and that's it. They are completely oblivious to what's going on around them, how their driving affects other vehicles, and upcoming road conditions. When something unexpected snaps them out of their stupor, they slam on their brakes without any consideration of how it affects others. They don't keep a constant speed, they impede others, and are generally not only a nuisance, but often a hazard.

A Toyota Camry with a dented bumper all but guarantees you are dealing with one:

https://jalopnik.com/the-incredible-mystery-of-the-camry-dent-1785413530

Autonomous cars would be a dramatic improvement for these people as at least then their driving would be predictable. But many of us actually work hard to be skilled drivers and view cars as something special, not just a device to get us from point A to point B. We are constantly scanning ahead, continuously updating our situational awareness, and using that info in skillfully maneuvering our vehicle. To us an autonomous car is an anathema.

I suspect those that fall in this group fell in love with cars at an early age, worked on them as teenagers, and never lost that love. Either you have it or you don't, and if you don't have it then it's pretty obvious. Even worse, these people somehow become worse at driving as they get older. It's like the opposite of experience.

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The ten foot bubble is especially problematic while on an on-ramp. You should be looking at the traffic you are merging into early, but most people wait until they are right at the entry point to the high speed lanes. I would hate to be a truck driver.

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it is terrible. I think everyone drivng a car, should before getting a licence also drive a truck (with an instructor) just to see how hard it is to manoeuvre such a big rig. It would help people realize not to cut right in front of one, as they often do and to give trucks a wide range

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Yup. I play a little game with the chillun when we're on the road. An impromptu "what was the last road sign we passed?" every now and again. To mainline the thought that undivided attention is required at all times when in the driver's seat.

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Notyours, that’s also a great practice for teaching kids to be aware of and observant of their surroundings in general, a useful life skill. I’m old school enough to believe an interactive road trip game like counting license plates or some other object, is more beneficial than allowing kids to have their attention consumed by a device.

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100%. Situational awareness never goes out of style!

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Jeff C I love both of your posts so much! I am constantly frustrated by people being oblivious to everyone else on the road and not following the road signs or paying attention to what is coming up. People who have no clue how to drive well and who don’t seem to care anyway.

I understand the aggravation of having slow people in the fast lane, but I have the opposite problem, I am usually about at the speed limit or slightly over and so keep to the right to let the other people who want to go faster have the other lanes. But I constantly have to deal with drivers going 10-15 miles faster than I am who come up behind me and are clearly annoyed that I am not going faster. I am in the slow lane so it’s not up to me to change lanes and I am certainly not going to speed up just to make you happy or to avoid your needing to pass me.

I agree, leave the self driving cars for the people who just want transportation and don’t really care anything about driving (or want to bother with paying attention to rules, road conditions or other drivers).

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If there are two lanes in one direction and slow drivers stay to the right, all is well. It has become my experience that drivers who drive 5 or 10 mph below the speed limit on a clear road are usually impaired. Here in WA State, that is often the case from Cannabis use. I drive a State highway from my office to my home on a 2 lane road--one lane each direction--and passing is nearly impossible. Why do I suspect Cannabis? The slow driver's window suddenly emits a cloud of smoke. They slow and speed up with no provocation. They are usually driving a wreck, but not always.

I have spent the day treating patients. I just want to get home and relax. Highway travel in suburban corridors is not relaxing. Most unimpaired people tend to drive in straight lines at the speed limit or a bit above.

What makes matters worse in my area is the adoption of roundabouts. Unimpeded, they are terrific. However, with someone in front of you slowing to 0 and looking TO THE RIGHT not the left for oncoming cars, they are a frustration and often can cause accidents.

If self-driving cars will allow these people to drive at highway speed safely, great. I don't imagine they will be adopted by many chronic pot users.

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Ugh that sure adds a whole other layer to the problem 😕😞

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That first paragraph is a great synopsis of my daily commutes.

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The test for drivers licenses should actually test for real skills. Different classes for different road types: a class for city surface streets, one for freeways or other high speed roadways, mountain roads etc. you can only drive the roads that you’re licensed for. Probably different markings on license plates. And, it should all be administered by the insurance companies- they’re the ones on the hook for bad driver caused accidents.

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I always wondered:. Do bad drivers PICK Volvos because they know they're bad drivers and likely to crash (and Volvos do very well in crashes) or do drivers get into Volvos and decide it doesn't matter how they drive because their Volvo is built like a tank?

THIS IS MOSTLY A JOKE SO PLEASE DON'T DOXX ME, VOLVO DRIVERS!

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We should go back to making all cars stick shift, so they would actually have to DRIVE the car!

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Seconded!

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I drove a stick shift for over ten years before I ended up having to switch. It was so much more fun (though a real pain in traffic jams, I have to admit).

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Driving can be fun, but also it's drudgery. I do a 2 hour drive on I-95 a lot. Would be nice if I could read substack instead of babysit the wheel.

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As I recall, Florida and California were the first two states to legally allow left lane cruising and right lane passing. Many moons ago when I was a new Pennsylvania driver, I clearly remember the signs saying "Keep right, pass left only." If there is a list of all the logical and sensible stuff we did in America that has bren discarded and overruled in the years since, it must be a very long list.

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I learned that rule of the road, too: "Keep right except to pass." Then...once you passed -- and passed quickly -- you moved safely back into the right lane.

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Ah yes - passed quickly. In the olden times when car magazines were a thing, they conspicuously added the spec for "passing times" along with top speed, horsepower, torque, et al. denoting how fast one could accelerate from say 50mph to 70mph, in addition to the typical 0-60 times.

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I'm old enough to remember that! Plus, I had an older brother who was all about cars. He ended up becoming an automotive product planning manager...

Anyway, in our house, driving like a doofus was verboten. Now it seems it's all the rage. The incompetence and the inattention truly boggle the mind. (This from a person who passed her driver's test at 16 first time out...and in nearly 50 years of driving has never been issued a moving violation...and I drove in and around Boston for nearly 30 of those years. 😉 )

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Colorado enacted a law 20+ years ago against passive driving on the left lane to stop people desperately trying to get around slow pokes. Drives were long, straight and fast, it was a smart move that should apply on all interstates.

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L. A. driver here. This. :)

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Ha, same here!

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I agree. I bet your high speed agressive road rage tailgating skills are unmatched. I would watch your videos

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That was a great interview. Webb is an incredibly impressive researcher. I fear Musk's language reveals what his actual role is, which is to again earn the trust of the people in order to lead them down this path.

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I agree, she is truly impressive. Yes, I agree w/paying attention to the language and also Musk's actions. He's building chips for us and already has a gorilla w/a chip which is only seeing what they allow. This is a viscous cruelty to our fellow animals. Yet, people praise a man who has done such a thing.

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I wonder if there is a way to convert the name "Elon Musk" to "Mabus".

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A good rule to remember is that whatever any politician says, he actually means the opposite. Their standard operations now seems to be that of lying about virtually every single thing.

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We have stupid Google Waymo cars here in San Francisco. I hated them when they first arrived because it was obvious that their extensive camera/video system could be used to spy on people. The police have even admitted using the videos to help solve crimes. Now the cars are being allowed to drive autonomously. Ugh.

Musk is a weird one He's certainly not to be trusted. His dad was a technocrat too. But if he manages to fix Twitter, good for him. Sure, it's big publicity for but he may have realized what side his bread is buttered on and currently the globalists are not popular.

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Nov 26, 2022·edited Nov 26, 2022

I agree about Musk. What covid fully taught me was trust no one in government, corporations, or msm. While I applaud his cleaning up of Twitter, he still seems to be full on with the whole forced EV scheme. Just like the vaccine which had no real testing behind it, why are electric vehicles being presumed to be the future when the obvious obstacles are so right there. It’s just Dystopian.

Here in Michigan and driving into TN, seeing solar farms popping up everywhere. Along with wind turbines there is no real practical large term use for these monstrosities, but they are being rammed down our throats and meanwhile nuclear is being eliminated all over.

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They have tested the self-driving cars far more than they tested the vaccine. That doesn't mean that I want them.

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Nov 27, 2022·edited Nov 27, 2022

Self driving cars are the least of my problems with ev’s. A huge battery that uses great quantities of mined lithium, can only run about 300 miles before needing a two, (hopefully in the near future), to eight hour charge, charging stations that will charge you to charge your vehicle, cold climates won’t hold a charge very long, and no one knows how long these charges will last. Can you see the broken down cars lining the roads? It’s ludicrous that we’re even discussing this as being practical or reliable. And the interesting thing is there are carburetors in use that will run for hundreds of miles longer on gallons of gas than what are now in use. Why aren’t those being developed?

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Exactly, we are cutting our own throat by eliminating nuclear energy. Americans could be so well off and yet we let the Big Corps and the USG drive us into the poor house. This will go down as one of the most incredibly stupid periods in the history of the planet.

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Mark Steyn likes to say that as a culture, we’ve become too stupid to survive. I would extend that to say we’ve become so wealthy we think we can ignore reality. I hope that now that we’re making ourselves poor again, we quickly regain our grasp of reality.

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Nov 26, 2022Liked by Jeff Childers

Good idea to keep your powder dry when evaluating a lot of stuff in this day and age, but it's equally important to keep an open mind and to avoid paranoia. It was always predictable that many that were once, or seemingly, on the Davos reservation would eventually go their own ways, and we've lately started to see evidence of China, the Fed, and now Elon confronting the globalist takeover.

What will hold up and what won't is still open to question, but what is not is the tenuousness of the Davosauros' control, which is crumbling as we speak. It might just be that Elon saw the writing on the wall before many and decided that he wanted to avoid hanging from a lamppost.

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The China situation is weird. Yes, they are cooperating with Russia and Xi put Trudeau in his place, but the Zero Covid stuff is something else. Why are they allowing videos?

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Weird, and not so weird. And maybe it's a matter on which side of the looking glass one is viewing. China makes sense if China is first for China and no one else, at least not in an altruistic sense. But China is also for totalitarian controls over its populations, and maybe that is why China simply adores 'Zero Covid' being continually tucked in the wings. (However, this kind of total control is an Achilles Heel in that it is against human nature.)

Russia policy for China is pragmatic. First, China needs gas, oil, lumber, minerals. Second, if Russia is taken down by the Woke Marxist Empire of Evil, China is next. It's sort of like the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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1/3 of the population on severe lockdown… thats 330 million people - the population of the entire US.

Google it on you tube (won’t let me link) - some reports say 400 million!

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I wasn't defending China's government, I was just pointing out that there is good reason to conclude that they have split with Davos.

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Yes, there is. But it doesn't mean that there isn't something strange about their Zero Covid policy. That's why I said it was weird.

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Not weird at all. Makes sense that China, like Russia, wouldn't sit around and wait to be eaten last.

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Huh? That's why they are locking people down?

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No. That's why they are splitting with Sorosschwabgates et. al. Just because they split with the bad guys doesn't mean they're good guys now.

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If the world is to be divided into 2 or 3 powers as some say, the planned result is that China gets US, Russia gets EU. It makes odd bedfellows, and alliances keep changing. Russia and China can help each other to the goal from time to time.

China’s zero Covid efforts may be an odd point of “honor.” Something the US nor any other country could do. It doesn’t matter how long it takes nor how many bodies, as 100 years to wait for Hong King and hundreds of millions killed for “progress” demonstrates. Human life was never a value of modern Chinese government/CCP.

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That is true. Which was the point of my original comment. There does seem to be connections between the WEFers and China because of their dealings with Fauci and the fact that China encouraged the world to lockdown. I'm not exactly sure where China stands on anything.

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"...... the tenuousness of the Davosauros' control, which is crumbling as we speak"

I'd be interested in any evidence you have of this, other than Xi's brush-off of Trudeau.

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Outside of the mail-in ballots and consequent fraudulent elections, the batflu came and went without accomplishing the primary goal, which was to get everyone on vaccine passports and under their thumb. The Ukraine gambit has been a failure, as has the economic warfare on Russia, both having jump started the creation of an alternative system of currency to the offshore dollar markets that Davos has relied upon to take over governments all over the world (and now targeted by the Fed's rate hikes). Musk's takeover of Twitter, whatever you think about his motives, weakens their propaganda system greatly. Italy, and a variety of other sources of stress are threatening the EU, the centerpiece of their proposed one world system, which is falling apart financially. It's not over by a long shot, but they're losing their grip.

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I can't quite see how announcing to the rest of the world at the recent G20 that vaccine passports for international travel will become mandatory next year reflects their loss of "grip". One could argue that some "thing" might happen to thwart that plan but given all Western leaders are in synch with it, it's hard to see at this point they will backtrack since so many of their other aims are connected to it, such as CBDCs.

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but they have to have some loophole for immigrants. I find it hard to believe they will hire more border guards on the mexican-us border to demand vaccine passports.

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But it's just an announcement at this point, isn't it? We'll see what happens, but for the moment it's just Davos running the playbook that they've cooked up over the past many decades. It's like the man says, everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face. They've been punched now, by the Chinese, the Russians, the Indians, the Turks, the Italians, the Hungarians, the Fed, Musk, Desantis and Trump, others that we don't know about, not to mention the reality of trying to do something that's impossible.

Don't deify them, as though they're invincible. These are just people, after all, and not very good at adapting themselves to changes in the playing field. But what's going to happen is an open book, so I can't say you're wrong, only that there are a lot of signs of desperation and vulnerability in the face of some very strong headwinds. Have a good evening.

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Yes, the autonomous cars are a serious concern not only for the issues of 5G and the control of distance but also because the cars driving mechanism could be sabotaged to conveniently eliminate you. Pastor Billy Crone's, The Final Countdown Tribulation Rising, Vol. 2, Modern Technology from Get a Life Media. Thought provoking DVD set.

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My thoughts exactly. you won't find me driving one!

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You wouldn't be driving.

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Nov 26, 2022·edited Nov 26, 2022

If autonomous cars were to be accepted by the public, the first "disruption" would be a lot of commercial drivers out of work. Like, truckers. And cab drivers. Is that really what we want?

But I'm not expecting this technology to live up to its hype, for a very simple and non-technical reason: automotive accident liability. Accidents happen, and they're expensive. Often people are injured or killed. When a human driver is found responsible, they are held liable. (Insurance serves as a buffer, but it has a cost.) When a machine is found responsible, the manufacturer is liable. How much safer would the software have to be than a human driver to make these legal risks acceptable? (Software doesn't, in general, have a great track record for safety, but that's another post I could write when I have time.) How much liability does Tesla think they can absorb? Or do they expect to be able to "disrupt" the entire legal framework around auto accident liability too?

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There are already tons of liability lawsuits against Tesla. We'll have to see what happens.

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They can punish you by turning off your car privileges with a Musk satellite. It's all about cancel and control.

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I don't trust Musk, never really have.

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Nov 26, 2022·edited Nov 26, 2022

Excellent video! Even if one is familiar with the subject matter, the details are well worth the time.

The Woke World always runs the Hegelian Dialectic (good guy, bad guy ... good cop, bad cop) antagonism. Musk is not for Liberty as Geo. Washington or Patrick Henry understood the term. Musk is for reigning in The Extreme Crazy Faction in the Woke West Empire of Evil. Musk really wants a more sensible, more sustainable 'freedom of speech' and one which keeps Musk Enterprises from being locked down. That is, Musk is simply 'a pragmatist' with in the present corrupt system. Musk may even want less corruption in law, property and business as being a measure of safety for his business holdings.

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that was an excellent link, thanks. Yes, there is much more going on w/Musk, I think he is following guidelines from Bill Gates lies in the 80s & 90s. Sad, beyond words. These billionaires, could be actually helping the planet and mankind instead of raping us.

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Autodrive features don't need active network connections to work

You could disable a Tesla's cell modem and it would operate just fine indefinitely

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Hi Dave, your car comes w/a kill switch. You will not be able to disable it. It's not for you to decide. The IOT uses bluetooth as well as 5G and Starlink. The US has more surveillance cameras than China. The Australian govt. is already forming districts which you need permission to go outside of. Please do not underestimate what we are up against.

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Nov 26, 2022·edited Nov 26, 2022

Your car has a kill switch called a gasoline ration card.

There are no 5G modems in any existing vehicle. They barely exist in phones.

Even if they did exist in vehicles, bluetooth/cellular modems are chips/modules you can remove by unplugging them and/or by disabling the antennas (dump them into a dummy load, or wrap them in foil, etc)

Its impossible to design something impossible to disable.

Because we have physical possession of our vehicles its only a matter of if you want to put in the effort. Controlling motors is actually pretty simple.

Further, its relatively easy to generate electricity at home. Refining gasoline not so much.

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The point is that they can kill our access to gas within a week.

There's lots of ways to coral us, even without digital currency and IDs.

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No time for nutters

Only got time for realistic threats

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wow, that was absolutely mind blowing, but it makes 100% sense. Thank you for sharing, I too will share this link with my friends/family. Amazing. I loved the quote, "If we don't face reality - we can't do anything about it"

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If cars are going to be autonomous then we might as well just replace them with a more efficient metro system. I can't drive so I have to take the bus everywhere. If more people didn't drive then the metro system would have to be more efficient. But there's no profit to be made in that like there is in selling cars. People who drive and people who take the bus speak completely different languages, like I have no idea how to direct my aunt to somewhere that I get to by bus, nor would I understand how to get there by bus if she tells me what freeway she would take there. The world is overwhelmingly designed for car drivers which means huge amounts of space are taken up for parking lots which destroys more environment than has to be destroyed.

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I could agree with you at great length and emphasis, but I'll restrict myself to pointing out how Musk has gone out of his way to destroy potential public transit infrastructure. That's all his "Boring Company" and "Hyperloop" bait-n-switch schemes ever turned out to be.

Also, the car-centric-ness is largely a US phenomenon, rooted in a well-documented (even prosecuted and convicted, slap on wrist, fait accompli) mid-century criminal conspiracy by the auto industry to eliminate the urban streetcar systems that had served so well prior to WWII.

People in the US think that their automobiles and suburbs bring "freedom of movement". That's how brainwashed we are: we don't see the slavery to "Big Oil", the waste and alienation of pavement and planned obsolescence, the senselessness of all the deaths. We sacrifice our very bodies and communities to these machines, for the illusion of personal autonomy.

OK, guess I did go off a little. Long story short, mandatory automobilization was a bad deal. Mass deployment of robot cars, god forbid, will be an even worse deal, if they ever gain traction. It's a concept tailor made for the Klaus Schwab vision of the future. Remember, a car is a killing machine. Networked driverless cars can be used to remotely kill their occupants (or other targets) in a plausibly-deniable fashion, at mass scale. They can kidnap, too. Why isn't this blindingly obvious?

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Exactly! Like the only freedom having a car gives you that couldn't be done better with a better built public transportation is that you have privacy and can carry home more groceries but even that can be taken care of. What if we had metro systems with private carriages for each passenger? And what if we could own our own shopping carts and take them around like bikes or scooters? Some scooters have mini carts in them but I mean like a bigger one. Other than that maybe private cars are useful if you want to camp out into the wilderness but those should be like private planes, only available to hobbyists with a special license or whatever and not something functional people should feel obligated to get. Even in spite of how inefficient it is I feel a lot of freedom with public transit. For example when I go to L.A., I buy a bus ticket for only 20 dollars and I don't have to worry about parking and I get a lot of exercise. The one thing that sucks is that if I don't catch the last bus home around midnight I'm stuck there until morning either inside an uncomfortable bus station or out cold in the streets like I was last month when I went to a Danny Elfman concert for my birthday and the return ticket had the wrong address printed on it so I ended up missing the bus and stranded on the streets of Long Beach until 4 in the morning. If more people had to depend on public transport that would be open all night and the freeways would be replaced with metro systems. Hopefully underground so it tears up less environment. That was the main difference between L.A. and San Diego trolleys that I've noticed; you don't get the nice view when taking the L.A. underground metro, you have to climb up and then be shocked by the bright colors and music of Hollywood Boulevard. Maybe the silver lining of this mass disabling event is that more people will be unable to drive and therefore dependent on public transport. Or maybe that will spur demand for autonomous vehicles instead. I don't trust AI at this stage. It's still stuck at the level of a human while asleep and dreaming but not lucidly. We haven't figured out how to wake it up yet.

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Sorry, but to not understand the car as freedom is blind bias to the extreme. It is the ultimate tool for going where you want, when you want. Does that come with a cost? yep.

Are you also unaware of all the public transportation that was banned to the unvaxxed in Europe and elsewhere? To think it couldn’t happen again and couldn’t be done in a more oppressive way is naive. If you think being reliant on driverless cars is distopian, we have already seen it with forced vax to use the bus/train.

It’s also very obvious you haven’t lived or been to rural America much. There is no viable and economical world where you can force all of those people to public transport without extreme hardship.

Public transport has a place in mega cities and maybe for single or older folks, but it is a boondoggle everywhere else.

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There would be no reason to ban public transportation if it comes in private carriages for each passenger/group of passengers. And if it comes frequently enough it can get you there virtually anytime you want. Or make it like an elevator where you press a button and it comes to you. Public transport could be overhauled in such a way if people stopped using cars. Private companies might be able to get in on the game too. Buy/rent your own rail carriage if the public ones are closed for whatever stupid reason (not that private corporations are any better about enabling this kind of freedom). I mean I just want a monorail from San Diego to L.A. that will get me there in under 3 hours for under $20 that runs at all hours of the day and night (L.A.'s metro is closed from around 1 until 4 in the morning)

Maybe private planes could be more of a thing if private cars go away. A plane would allow much more freedom, you wouldn't have to obey road laws, just have to worry about landing strips and if a lot of people end up using planes the skies will get crowded and they will have to be trafficked the same way streets are. Also planes would be less energy efficient since it takes a certain amount of energy to counteract the force of gravity. On the other hand you wouldn't be constrained to the taxicab metric; you would be able to cut across buildings and forests to get wherever you want "as the crow flies" which would save gas equal to the gallons per mile multiplied by c - (a+b) (if you think of the distance there as the hypotenuse c of a right triangle and the taxicab metric distance as a+b)

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I don't need AI so a car can drive itself. I can do that just fine. I need AI to pilot a drone to safely FLY me across the city. That I wouldn't trust myself to do.

Car with or without AI will get you from point A->B in roughly the same time. Flying would get me there in 1/10th the time. The AI car would only be of use when I'm tired and/or inebriated.

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Maybe Elon will keep AOC on a short leash.

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Nov 26, 2022·edited Nov 26, 2022

Have you seen how their romance is building? Check the video ;-)

https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/elons-mother-has-the-trolling-gene-and-its-glorious/

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I'm beginning to think that NO ONE is our friend. They're all up to something.

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His moves as of late are very anti WEF.

Maybe it's a sham.

He's certainly destroying much of what they stand for.

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This is the next event on the Bolshevik agenda for us.

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Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.

Serve the Lord with gladness;

Come before Him with joyful singing.

Know that the Lord Himself is God;

It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;

We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving

And His courts with praise.

Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

For the Lord is good;

His lovingkindness is everlasting

And His faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100 (NASB1995)

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It strikes me that this very familiar passage, especially at this time of year, is not only about praise and thanksgiving, but about perspective on who we are and who He is. I am so thankful for my Savior.

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That was a breath of fresh air😀

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Thank you, Janice. The Holy Spirit seems to give you just the right words every time.

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Here in the UK, our home office is filling seaside hotels with the illegal immigrants coming across the English Channel. 500,000 so far. This gov’t is spending £5 million a day to house and feed these people. Meanwhile, elderly and frail Brits are unable to assess adequate care, healthcare services on its knees, 7 million on waiting lists for knee, hip, shoulder replace,ents, cataracts, hernia repairs etc. anyone else get the imprsssion everything that has gone wrong in this country and the USA has been caused by the government? Not us, the government. Like it is being done intentionally. Hmmmm.

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Here in the US we have severely mentally ill people living on subway platforms with no access to medical care or housing. Hospitals closed long ago to save money! But we have billions for another war and welcome an endless stream of illegal migrants.

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Nov 26, 2022Liked by Jeff Childers

“Here’s the thing: the ongoing Disney story shows that conservative boycotts work! Keep it up.”

If we would always stand strong in promoting what is right and fighting against the evil of our times!

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

1 Cor 15:58

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I am a software programmer and there is no way I would ever let some else's bug ridden code drive me around. Software engineering has never had the same limelight as other engineering principles in terms of seriousness for safety and human life. Software engineers writing this code should be able to be held responsible for all the crashes and human death they cause, just like a civil engineer would for a faulty bridge. Until that happens I won't be placing my life in someone else's hands.

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Nov 26, 2022·edited Nov 26, 2022

Elon's other company, SpaceX, has fully autonomous space craft that fully handle docking with the space station and returning to Earth.

Not the same as a crazy drive on a surface street, but you're overlooking a lot here.

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If you want to risk your life based on the code of some software engineers go ahead. I've been in the industry too long to trust any code with my life.

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Well said. I’ve been in software development since the late 90s and have made a long career fixing other developers bugs. I’d never trust their code for this. Hell my iPhone hasn’t rung properly after an iOS update. No way in hell I’m putting my life in their hands.

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Interesting!

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Eventually, when we have more autonomous vehicles, there will be ONE auto liability policy held by each Car Mfg. It will be for “products liability” for their software, since that’s how the car ‘runs’. If there is a computer glitch, it will be the manufacturer/software design insurance policy that pays the claim. The owner of the car will pay into that policy.

This has been discussed for many years in the insurance area. Many personal auto liability carriers are concerned they will lose their market.

On the brighter side, we’d be able to move goods faster and more efficiently with autonomous 18 wheelers. The trucking industry is down 80,000 drivers or half their average amount of drivers. They can’t find people to drive the trucks.

Double edged sword. No bueno for personal cars (potential restrictions), but muy bueno for tractor trailers. 😬

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No amount of insurance will ever make up for loss of a loved one’s life or well being.

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This is true, but that’s what insurance claims people do for a living when someone unfortunately is disfigured or dismembered in an accident or heaven forbid, passes away.

It’s always a good idea to have umbrella coverage to protect you, your assets and other people, just in case. 😎

* I don’t sell insurance. I’m an underwriter. I’m the person at the company who says “yes or no and how much”.

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I’m not suggesting not having insurance.

I *am* saying that asking who is liable for accidents is not the ultimate question folks should be asking. Yes, it is a question that needs to be asked. But answering it doesn’t mean we should proceed with these self-driving things.

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And I wonder, when insurance wants to undervalue their payout and one needs to sue for full value in a crash, who does one sue? The car manufacturer? The software designer? There's no driver to sue. How would that work.

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But pedestrians can be run over and SDV can crash into your car. So what can you do?

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Nov 26, 2022·edited Nov 26, 2022

...You could argue that Elon Musk is doing more to stop child trafficking than the FBI...

Could argue? Let's be real. The USG is the biggest facilitator of child sex trafficking on the planet. Our POTUS is a pedo and he sets the example. (And although this is not my main point, I have to hand it to Trump. As POTUS, he and the former First Lady, did more to combat child trafficking than any Prez in living memory.)

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That’s a lot of digging there. How about providing a couple of relevant links to back this up? Would like to see this.

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That article is quite a doozie. What a bunch of characters! I didn't see the connection of Epstein and Melania tho. But it was quite a dense piece.

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Read/viewed both links and saw/heard no mention of Melania Trump.

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Thanks

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Real life experience is often the best teacher.

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Self driving cars are a lawyer’s delight. Given a scenario where the car can only a choose between the drivers life, the child chasing a ball into the street, grandma on the side walk with a cane or hitting the parked car with the family in it what does the AI car do? No matter the choice first the (not the) driver gets sued and then Tesla, then the insurance company. I think there will be decades of court cases technology won’t be able to remedy.

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I have said all along….who is liable when a self driving car kills someone? There are so many ways this can happen. Unfortunately, it seems to be making the case that if you get killed or damaged property because of this feature - it will lead to, it’s nobody’s fault and everyone is now responsible for their own damages no matter how bad those damages are. Which plays into the notion that nobody has to be responsible for themselves as is the case these days. 😔

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Eventually, when we have more autonomous vehicles, there will be ONE auto liability policy held by each Car Mfg. It will be for “products liability” for their software, since that’s how the car ‘runs’. If there is a computer glitch, it will be the manufacturer/software design insurance policy that pays the claim. The owner of the car will pay into that policy.

This has been discussed for many years in the insurance area. Many personal auto liability carriers are concerned they will lose their market.

On the brighter side, we’d be able to move goods faster and more efficiently with autonomous 18 wheelers. The trucking industry is down 80,000 drivers or half their average amount of drivers. They can’t find people to drive the trucks.

Double edged sword. No bueno for personal cars (potential restrictions), but muy bueno for tractor trailers. 😬

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Nothing's changed tho; if you cause an accident from manual driving (which is more likely than computer controlled driving) then you're still liable.

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True.

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The backlash against twitter is so incredibly telling. Advertisers had no problem with a platform that allowed child porn and organized riots on behalf of BLM or against conservatives, but balks at allowing people like Jordan Peterson and the Babylon Bee back on? What are they hiding that they now know is going to come to light? (We all know already, don’t we. The fact that Balanciaga felt empowered to do what they did means they have reached a point where the most vile things are becoming more “acceptable.”) But whatever you think of Elon Musk, it does feel like another curtain is about to be ripped back, and I’m all for it.

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Yes. I stand with Elon.

At least for now, he's cracking a lot of eggs.

And I haven't seen lefties cry so hard since Trump 2016.

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Just to be clear, CANADA has removed all COVID restrictions for international travellers. NON-CANADIANS no longer need to show proof of vaccination to enter the Country and the ARRIVECAN process has been cancelled... but the US still requires NON-US persons to be vaccinated to enter the Country. and Borders seem to randomly check and if flying into the US you still have to declare your vaccine status. If you answer no to the question you will be denied boarding of your flight. We crossed into the US by land and were not asked about Vaccine status. So it appears to be written in the rules but not enforced

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This is a completely ridiculous policy with zero scientific justification. In my town you can’t go in the senior center without proof of vaccination. Sounds vaguely reasonable except in several recent studies the vaccine has “negative efficacy” which means the vaccinated are more likely to test positive than the unvaccinated. So shouldn’t the senior center check the vaccine cards and tell the vaccinated to hit the road?

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But if the vaccine works to prevent spread, then the vaccinated should have zero worries about getting infected. And if an unv person wants to accept any risk of exposure, that is up to them. I mean, we don’t {yet} police other health decisions people make.

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This fact is exceeding strange....and pushes one’s mind down the conspiracy road inevitably.

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I'm Canadian and we do not have facial recognition identification....

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The only thing was the Arrivecan app. No digital ID or photo recognition. I live there and know all the rules.

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We cancelled Disney plus when they cancelled Gina Carano in winter 2021. That was around the time of my awakening (or the beginning labour pains, at the very least). As for the parks, they were increasingly gouging their visitors pre-Covid. I noticed the last two visits, and I wasn't impressed. Disney's promise to get rid of the Fairy Godmothers, was yet another example of how the attack on women and mothers marches onward. Now, as Canadians, we are not allowed into the US, so I don't have to make any decisions about "to go, or not to go."

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You aren’t missing a thing.

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My daughter thinks otherwise, LOL.

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I loved Gina and hated what they did to her - idiotic move !

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And her post was taken out of context. In retrospect, it appears to have been a deliberate ploy to make an example of a high-profile person, to remind everyone else that cancel culture could and would destroy them.

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“Lefty “social media experts” quoted by the AP called the decision “a disaster,” and “crazy.” They also complained Musk broke his original “promise” that he wouldn’t make any major content moderation decisions until he formed a “content moderation council.”

I so enjoy seeing them panic, desperately scrambling, attempting to hold back the flames of truth. May the truth burn them all.

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Ha! Maybe he already did form a content mod council, the man works at warp speed. He’s a machine, not unlike Trump in that sense. As a side note, I have always found Musk off putting, sort of a plastic machine, maybe he’s already AI. 😉

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The day AI can actually fully drive us around will be a dark day in history and when we literally have to start worrying about armed robot machines that can easily out perform humans athletically and easily detain or murder humans for any type of "non-compliance".

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OH! No need to worry. Forgive me. SBF was on the case of AI run amok already.

https://ftxfuturefund.org/area-of-interest/

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The lawsuits against the banks that assisted Epstein, directly and knowingly, are a start. Opening schools without mask mandates is a start. Twitter becoming more open to most, and less accommodating to pedophiles and the violent left is a start.

Let's hope that the lawsuits find some judges that aren't purely political animals and have some vestige of impartiality. Let us hope that the teacher unions fail miserably, and pay a heavy social and political cost for their absolute uselessness for children and education. Let's hope that Musk isn't buffaloed by those who have no power or influence but are trying to financially strangle him.

We'll see how any and all turn out, but I'll take all of it as positive steps forward...

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Here's a well-written article by Dr. Malone on the double standard of mis/dis-information. Fear-mongering on either side of the debate is really just unacceptable if you ask me.

https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/sins-of-information-warfare?publication_id=583200&post_id=86949066&isFreemail=true

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When you wrestle with pigs(the jabbers), there is an expectation that you will get muddy.

The pig will ALWAYS remain a pig and you will get out of the pen and take a shower.

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The difference is that there really is something to fear with the jabs whereas there was nothing to fear from CV-19......just saying. Don't agree with fear mongering but I watched Died Suddenly and I didn't get that vibe from it, more like why isn't someone looking into this vibe. Not like the "you're going to kill Grandma" rhetoric we got from Fauci and friends.....

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Just read it. Agree! A voice of sanity.

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I live in San Francisco. I'm not sure about the Hotel Union Square, but I believe the Tilden Hotel has been a ratty residential hotel for years. They are probably soaking city government for the money to make repairs that have been needed for years. Don't get me wrong. The idiots in City Hall deserve to get soaked. But understand: we're not talking about the Hyatt Regency.

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I used to stay at the Hotel Union Square when I went Christmas shopping in SF (prior 2013). It was one of those cute boutique hotels, walking distance to Union Square and we enjoyed it . I have not been up in SF for 10 years now. Live in Santa Clara County. This was another sad little story about what has happened in Sf.

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Me too! We used to love going up to “The City” for Christmas shopping on Union Square or an occasional game. I celebrated my 40th birthday there. It’s so sad what has happened to a once beautiful city. We haven’t been back In probably 8 years.

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We used to go to SF in the early 1990s...mostly to attend the MacWorld conventions. We liked to stay at the Phoenix Hotel on Eddy St., in the tenderloin area. It was a fun, quirky converted motel with a tropical decor, no TVs in the rooms, a great painted pool, in the courtyard, and lots of rock bands stayed there when playing in the city. Rates were crazy affordable then...about $70 or so. There was an attached Caribbean food restaurant as well. I don't think we've gone to the city for 20 years at least. Not fun any more. I don't want to see what it has become, I prefer to remember the beautiful, wonderful city it used to be before the libs and homeless took over.

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I used to live there as well. The city/county budget is the size of Oklahoma, and they piss money away like drunken sailors. It was bad in the tenderloin when I left and subsequent visits much worse. My friends there are not pleased with the crime rate, car break-ins and general WROL-ishness….

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I can vouch for that! I was a sailor, and as a drunken sailor on occasion, I indeed did piss away a lot of money!

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The Tenderloin has only gotten worse and the rest of the city is starting to look like the old Tenderloin.

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I have a cousin who left SF in Dec 2021... he lived near Chestnut street, I forget the neighborhood name. It’s not far from all the hotels along the road that leads to the Golden Gate Bridge. He left because all those hotels took in the homeless, and brought a lot of crime including drug deals on street corners to his pristine neighborhood. His wife got pregnant and couldnt’ imagine walking her neighborhood in the day no less, with all the problems associated to those hotels. As far as I know, and I did live in the east bay for 25 years... that part of town was touristy but nice. So this report fits like a glove to what my cousin said.

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Nov 26, 2022Liked by Jeff Childers

Sounds like Lombard Street?

I just found this article. City Hall decided to sneak homeless people into some of the bigger name hotels. It figures.

https://nypost.com/2020/06/27/san-franciscos-failed-experiment-of-homeless-hotels-is-a-cautionary-tale/

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Cow Hollow or the Marina...I lived there in the early 2000s and loved it. Can’t go back to see the disaster it has no doubtedly become.

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Just took chipotle off my list of restaurants I support. Netflix, Facebook, gone for me over a year ago. Vote with your feet people. Support the truth tellers, not the liars.

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I vow to continue not going to Chipotle!

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The last time I ate at Chipotle I got food poisoning. This clinches it for me. Adios Chipotle!

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