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Boycott called of Golden Gate Restaurant Assoc

by PNN staff writers and editors, concept by Dee
POOR Magazine/PoorNewsNetwork (PNN) is calling for a boycott of the following restaurants which support the anti-poor people legislation; Proposition N "Care Not Cash"
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The following is a list of restaurants that are members of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA). Please support POOR Magazine in boycotting the following restaurants because they are members of the GGRA, which support Gavin Newsome's Proposition N, which contrary to its claims of "care" will put more poor people on the streets by taking away their rent money, reducing drug treatment services, healthcare and pay folks pennies per hour for their work-fare (the work required by the City to recieve your monthly cash assistance)

POOR contacted GGRA several times to inquire about their reason for supporting Prop N, but they did not respond, so we are asking our subscribers and readers to join us in boycotting these restaurants in opposition to this very harmful legislation.

Absinthe Brasserie and Bar
398 Hayes Street
San Francisco

Alfred's Steakhouse
659 Merchant
San Francisco

Alioto's Restaurant
8 Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco

All You Knead
1466 Haight Street
San Francisco

Allegro Restaurant
1701 Jones Street
San Francisco

Amante
570 Green Street
San Francisco

Amphora Wine Merchant
384A Hayes Street
San Francisco

Andale Taqueria
2150 Chestnut Street
San Francisco

Anjou
44 Campton Place
San Francisco

Ansonia Hotel
711 Post Street
San Francisco

Aqua
252 California Street
San Francisco

Ar Roi Thai Cuisine
643 Post St.
San Francisco

Arlequin To Go
384B Hayes Street
San Francisco

B44
44 Belden Place
San Francisco

Balboa CafÈ
3199 Fillmore Street (corner of Greenwich)
San Francisco

Baskin Robbins Lakeshore
1539 Sloat Boulevard
San Francisco

Bayside Sports Bar & Grill
1787 Union Street
San Francisco

Betelnut
2030 Union Street
San Francisco

Big Nate's Barbeque
1665 Folsom Street
San Francisco

Bistro 1650
1650 Balboa St.
San Francisco

Bix
56 Gold Street
San Francisco

Bizou
598 Fourth Street
San Francisco

Black Cat
501 Broadway
San Francisco

Blackthorn Tavern
834 Irving St.
San Francisco

Blondies Bar & No Grill
540 Valencia Street (between 16th & 17th)
San Francisco

Blowfish - Sushi To Die For
2170 Bryant Street
San Francisco

Boulevard
One Mission Street
San Francisco

Brazen Head Restaurant
3166 Buchanan St.
San Francisco

Bruno's
2389 Mission Street
San Francisco

Buena Vista CafÈ
2765 Hyde Street
San Francisco

Bus Stop
1901 Union St
San Francisco

Butter
354 11th Street
San Francisco

Butterfly
1710 Mission Street (at Duboce)
San Francisco

Buzz 9
139 - 8th Street
San Francisco

Caesar's Italian Restaurant
2299 Powell Street
San Francisco

CafÈ 44
761 Post Street
San Francisco

CafÈ Arguello
1499 Valencia Street
San Francisco

CafÈ Bastille
22 Belden Place
San Francisco

CafÈ Claude
7 Claude Lane
San Francisco

Cafe de la Presse
352 Grant Ave
San Francisco

Cafe Desiree
160 Spear Street
San Francisco

CafÈ deStijl
One Union St.
San Francisco

CafÈ Dolci
740 Market St.
San Francisco

CafÈ Focaccia
101 Spear Street
San Francisco

CafÈ Lil Bean
754 Post Street
San Francisco

CafÈ Mars
798 Brannan Street
San Francisco

Cafe Mozart
708 Bush St
San Francisco

CafÈ Niebaum-Coppola
916 Kearny St.
San Francisco

CafÈ Pescatore
2455 Mason Street Tuscan Inn
San Francisco

CafÈ Rosso
SFSU 1600 Holloway Drive
San Francisco

Cafe Venue
721 Market Street
San Francisco

Cafe Venue
70 Leidesdorff Street
San Francisco

Cafe Venue
218 Montgomery Street
San Francisco

Caffe Espresso
462 Powell Sreet Sir Francis Drake
San Francisco

Caffe Museo - in the SF MOMA
151 Third Street
San Francisco

Caffe Proust
1801 McAllister Street
San Francisco

Caffe Soma
1601 Howard Street
San Francisco

Calzone's Pizza Cucina
430 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

Capp's Corner
1600 Powell Street
San Francisco

Carnelian Room
555 California Street, 52nd Floor
San Francisco

Casa Sanchez
2778 24th Street
San Francisco

Cassidy's
1145 Folsom Street
San Francisco

Castagnola's
286 Jefferson Street
San Francisco

Catering With Style
2800 Bryant St
San Francisco

Chancellor Hotel & CafÈ
433 Powell Street
San Francisco



San Francisco

Charles Nob Hill
1250 Jones Street
San Francisco

Chow
215 Church Street
San Francisco

Chowders
Space A3, Pier 39
San Francisco

Cioppino's on the Wharf
496 Jefferson Street
San Francisco

Citizen Cake
399 Grove Street
San Francisco

Cityscape Bar & Restaurant
333 O'Farrell Street Atop the Hilton San Francisco
San Francisco

Cliff House
1090 Point Lobos
San Francisco

Compass Rose
335 Powell St.
San Francisco

Conard 9th Street CafÈ
160 9th Street
San Francisco

Conard Montgomery Street CafÈ
710 Montgomery Street
San Francisco

Cozmo's Corner Grill
2001 Chestnut Street
San Francisco

Crab House at Pier 39
203C, Pier 39
San Francisco

Crustacean San Francisco
1475 Polk Street
San Francisco

Daily Grill
347 Geary Street
San Francisco

Delaney's
2241 Chestnut St.
San Francisco

Dewey's
335 Powell Street
San Francisco

Diamond Corner CafÈ
751 Diamond St
San Francisco

Divas
1081 Post Street
San Francisco

Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant
225 11th Street
San Francisco

Durty Nelly's Irish Pub
2328 Irving Street
San Francisco

East Coast West Deli
1725 Polk Street
San Francisco

Eastside West
3154 Fillmore Street
San Francisco

Edward II Inn and Suites
3155 Scott Blvd
San Francisco

Enrico's
504 Broadway
San Francisco

Farallon
450 Post Street
San Francisco

Faz CafÈ at Bechtel
50 Beale Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco

Faz Restaurant
161 Sutter Street
San Francisco

Fiddler's Green
1333 Columbus Ave
San Francisco

Fifth Floor
12 Fourth Street (at Market) Hotel Palomar
San Francisco

Fior d'Italia
601 Union Street
San Francisco

Fishermen's Grotto
No. 9 Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco

Fleur de Lys
777 Sutter Street
San Francisco

Florio
1915 Fillmore Street
San Francisco

Fog City Diner
1300 Battery Street
San Francisco

Food Court, North Beach Deli, Crab Pot
SF International Airport P.O. Box 251600
San Francisco

Foreign Cinema
2534 Mission Street
San Francisco

Franciscan Restaurant
Pier 43 1/2 Fishermans Wharf
San Francisco

Ghirardelli Chocolate Manufactory
Ghirardelli Square Clock Tower 900 North Point Street
San Francisco

Gino & Carlo
548 Green Street
San Francisco

Globe
290 Pacific Ave
San Francisco

Goat Hill Pizza
300 Connecticut Street
San Francisco

Gold Spike Restaurant
527 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

Gordon's House of Fine Eats
500 Florida Street
San Francisco

Grand CafÈ
501 Geary Street Hotel Monaco SF
San Francisco

Harrington's Bar & Grill
245 Front Street
San Francisco

Harry Denton's Starlight Room
450 Powell Street Sir Francis Drake
San Francisco

Hemlock Tavern
1131 Polk Street
San Francisco

Holy Cow Nightclub
1535 Folsom Street
San Francisco

House of Prime Rib
1906 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

Houston's Restaurant
1800 Montgomery Street
San Francisco

Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana
1265 Battery Street
San Francisco

It's Tops Coffee Shop
1801 Market Street
San Francisco

Jacks Elixir
3200 16th Street
San Francisco

Jardiniere
300 Grove Street
San Francisco

Jelly's A Dance CafÈ
295 Terry Francois Blvd
San Francisco

Jester's
50 Third St
San Francisco

Jianna
1548 Stockton Street
San Francisco

Johnny Foley's Irish House
243 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco

Judi's Place
1414 Market Street
San Francisco

Julius Castle Restaurant
1541 Montgomery Street
San Francisco

Kate O'Brien's
579 Howard St
San Francisco

Kelly's Mission Rock
817 China Basin
San Francisco

Kelly's on Trinity
333 Bush St. #101
San Francisco

Kiku of Tokyo
333 O'Farrell Sreet
San Francisco

Kilowatt
3160 16th Street
San Francisco

Kokkari Estiatorio
200 Jackson Street
San Francisco

Kuleto's Italian Restaurant
221 Powell Street Villa Florence
San Francisco

La Folie
2316 Polk Street
San Francisco

La Mediterranee
2210 Fillmore Street
San Francisco

La Mediterranee
288 Noe St
San Francisco

Lapis Restaurant
Pier 33 The Embarcadero
San Francisco

Lavash Mediterranean Bistro
4 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco

Le Central Bistro
453 Bush Street
San Francisco

Le Colonial
20 Cosmo Place
San Francisco

Le Zinc
4063 - 24th Street
San Francisco

Lefty O'Doul's
333 Geary Street
San Francisco

Liverpool Lil's
2942 Lyon St
San Francisco

Locanda San Pietro
1801 Clement St
San Francisco

L'Olivier Restaurant
465 Davis Court
San Francisco

L'Ottavo Ristorante
692 Sutter Street
San Francisco

Louis Restaurant
902 Point Lobos
San Francisco

MacArthur Park
607 Front Street
San Francisco

Market Street Grill
1231 Market Street
San Francisco

Martin Macks Bar & Restaurant
1568 Haight Street
San Francisco

Masa's
648 Bush Street Hotel Vintage Court
San Francisco

MATRIXFILLMORE
3138 Fillmore Street
San Francisco

Maya
303 Second St
San Francisco

Mel Hollen's Bar & Fine Dining
673 Union Street
San Francisco

Mel's Drive In
1050 Van Ness
San Francisco

Mel's Drive In
3355 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco

Mel's Drive In
801 Mission Street
San Francisco

Mel's Drive In
2165 Lombard Street
San Francisco

Miz Brown's Feed Bag
3401 California Street
San Francisco

Modern Catering
500 Florida Street
San Francisco

MoMo's
760 Second Street
San Francisco

Moose's
1652 Stockton Street
San Francisco

Mozzarella DiBufala Pizzeria I
1529 Fillmore Street
San Francisco

Mozzarella DiBufala Pizzeria II
69 West Portal Ave
San Francisco

'N Touch Bar
1548 Polk Street
San Francisco

Napa Ranch CafÈ
201 Spear Street
San Francisco

Napa Ranch CafÈ
3415 California Street
San Francisco

Napa Ranch CafÈ
465 California Street
San Francisco

Napa Ranch CafÈ
280 Battery Street
San Francisco

New Pisa
550 Green Street
San Francisco

Nick's Lighthouse
2815 Taylor Street
San Francisco

Nob Hill Noshery
1400 Pacific Ave
San Francisco

Noe Valley Bakery & Bread
2277 Shafter Avenue
San Francisco

North Beach Pizza
1499 Grant Avenue
San Francisco

North Beach Restaurant
1512 Stockton Street
San Francisco

One Market Restaurant
1 Market Street
San Francisco

O'Reilly's Irish Pub & Restaurant
622 Green St.
San Francisco

Original Joe's
144 Taylor Street
San Francisco

Original U.S. Restaurant
515 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

Palio d'Asti
640 Sacramento Street
San Francisco

Palio Paninoteca
500 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco

Palio Paninoteca
505 Montgomery Street
San Francisco

Palomino
345 Spear Street
San Francisco

PAN-O-RAMA BAKING Company
500 Florida Street
San Francisco

Paragon Restaurant & Bar
701 Second Street
San Francisco

Park Chow
1240 Ninth Street
San Francisco

Parkside CafÈ
1600 17th Street
San Francisco

Pasta Pomodoro
3611 California Street
San Francisco

Pasta Pomodoro
2304 Market Street
San Francisco

Pasta Pomodoro
2027 Chestnut Street
San Francisco

Pasta Pomodoro
655 Union Street
San Francisco

Pasta Pomodoro
1875 Union Street
San Francisco

Pasta Pomodoro
4000 24th Street
San Francisco

Pasta Pomodoro
1865 Post Street
San Francisco

Pasta Pomodoro
816 Irving Street
San Francisco

Pasticci
8 Trinity Street
San Francisco

Pat's CafÈ
2701 Leavenworth St
San Francisco

Pauline's Pizza Pie
260 Valencia Street
San Francisco

Pazzia Caffe & Trattoria
337 Third Street
San Francisco

Perry's
1944 Union St
San Francisco

Perry's Downtown
185 Sutter Street
San Francisco

Pier 23 CafÈ
The Embarcadero
San Francisco

Pizzeria Uno
2 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco

Pizzeria Uno
2200 Lombard Street
San Francisco

PJ's Oyster Bed
737 Irving Street
San Francisco

Plouf
40 Belden Place
San Francisco

PlumpJack CafÈ
3127 Fillmore Street
San Francisco

Pompei's Grotto
340 Jefferson Street
San Francisco

Ponzu
401 Taylor Street Serrano Hotel
San Francisco

Postrio
545 Post Street Prescott Hotel
San Francisco

Prego Ristorante
2000 Union Street
San Francisco

Puccini & Pinetti
129 Ellis Street Monticello Inn
San Francisco

Puerto Alegre Restaurant
546 Valencia Street
San Francisco

Red Herring
155 Steuart St., At the Hotel Griffon
San Francisco

Redwood Park
600 Montgomery Street (near Clay) TransAmerica Pyramid
San Francisco

Restaurant Jeanne D'Arc
715 Bush Street
San Francisco

Rose Pistola
532 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

Rose's CafÈ
2298 Union Street
San Francisco

Rubicon
558 Sacramento
San Francisco

Ruby Skye
420 Mason Street
San Francisco

Sam's Grill
374 Bush Street
San Francisco

San Francisco Brewing Co.
155 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco

Sanraku
704 Sutter Street
San Francisco

Sanraku
101 4th Street (at the Metreon)
San Francisco

Savoia Ristorante
2355 Chestnut Street
San Francisco

Scala's Bistro
432 Powell Street Sir Francis Drake
San Francisco

Scoma's Restaurant
Pier 47 One Al Scoma Way
San Francisco

Self-Help for the Elderly
407 Sansome Street
San Francisco

Shanghai Kelly's Saloon
2064 Polk St.
San Francisco

Silks at Mandarin Oriental Hotel
222 Sansome Sreet
San Francisco

Simple Pleasures Cafe
3434 Balboa Street
San Francisco

Sitio
1151 Folsom Street
San Francisco

South Park Cafe
108 South Park
San Francisco

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
505 Sansome Street
San Francisco

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
185 Berry Street
San Francisco

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
101 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
1 Post Street
San Francisco

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
150 Spear Street
San Francisco

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
22 Battery Street
San Francisco

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
312 Kearny Street
San Francisco

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
369 Pine Street
San Francisco

Spoon
2209 Polk Street
San Francisco

St. Francis CafÈ
335 Powell Street
San Francisco

Stars Bar and Dining
555 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco

Station CafÈ
SFSU 1600 Holloway Drive
San Francisco

Subway Sandwiches & Salads
1500 Fillmore St.
San Francisco

Subway Sandwiches & Salads
1 Market Plaza
San Francisco

Subway Sandwiches & Salads
753 Polk Street
San Francisco

Sushi Chardonnay
1785 Union St
San Francisco

Sushi Groove
1916 Hyde Street
San Francisco

Sushi Groove South
1516 Folsom
San Francisco

Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk Street
San Francisco

Sweetie's
475 Francisco Street
San Francisco

Tadich Grill
240 California St
San Francisco

Tad's Steak House
120 Powell Street
San Francisco

Taqueria Zapata
4150 18th St
San Francisco

Tarantino's Restaurant
206 Jefferson
San Francisco

Taste Catering
3450 3rd Street, # 4D
San Francisco

Terra Brazilis
602 Hayes Street
San Francisco

Terrace Restaurant
San Francisco International Airport Terminal 3
San Francisco

Thanh Long
4101 Judah Street
San Francisco

The Argent Hotel
50 Third St
San Francisco

The Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant
1000 Great Highway
San Francisco

The Blue Light
1979 Union Street
San Francisco

The Cosmopolitan CafÈ
121 Spear Street
San Francisco

The Endup
401 6th Street
San Francisco

The Grove
2016 Fillmore Street
San Francisco

The Grove
2250 Chestnut Street
San Francisco

The Magic Flute Garden Ristorante
3673 Sacramento St
San Francisco

The Mucky Duck
1315 9th Ave
San Francisco

The Occidental Grill
453 Pine Street
San Francisco

The Ramp
855 China Basin
San Francisco

The Slanted Door
100 Brannan Street
San Francisco

The Stinking Rose
325 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

The Waterfront
Pier 7 on the Embarcadero
San Francisco

Tia Margarita
300 - 19th Ave
San Francisco

Tommy's Joynt
1101 Geary Blvd
San Francisco

Tony Roma's
126 Ellis Street
San Francisco

Toraya
1734 Post Street
San Francisco

Tosca CafÈ
242 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco

Trattoria Contadina
1800 Mason Street
San Francisco

Treasure Island Job Corp
655 H Avenue, Bldg. #442
San Francisco

Upton's Catering
2435 Lombard Street
San Francisco

Village Pizzeria
1243 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

Whizwit
1525 Folsom Street
San Francisco

XYZ Restaurant
181 3rd Street
San Francisco

Yank Sing Restaurant
49 Stevenson Street
San Francisco

Yank Sing Restaurant
101 Spear Street (at Rincon Center)
San Francisco

You See Sushi
94 Judah Street
San Francisco

Zao Noodle Bar
3583 - 16th Street
San Francisco

Zao Noodle Bar
2031 Chestnut Street
San Francisco

Zao Noodle Bar
2406 California Street
San Francisco

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Comments (Hide Comments)
by bov
If you haven't done this already, one idea is to post a form letter that people can easily download and print out that explains why they don't go to that restaurant anymore. Do these restaurants have emails? If so, people could easily send these notes in, or else print them and mail them.
by me
I feel for all the mentally disturbed drug addicts out there, but they choose to walk their own path. Only they can ultimately save themselves. i am not responsible for every stray dog and cat either. If I don't take care of myself then how can I take care of anyone else? Why do liberals always push guilt on everyone else?
by linc
seeing you are interested in people boycotting these particular restaurants for the most part the people on this site are already doing that. most of them don't have two nickels to rub together in the first place.
by Eat-N-Run
Dine-N-Dash!
by p
explain why you won't be eating at their establishment anymore. Specialtys(no longer a member of ggra) sent me an email stating that they in now way will support Prop N.
Not everyone who is mentally disturbed is on drugs, my friend. Some of the most un-together people I have ever known were people who didn't take a thing. But that's beside the point. The point is that Gavin Newsom's homelessness "solution" won't deprive serious addicts from their drugs. It will just force them to take more desperate means of getting their money. People who vote for this will think they're "cleaning up" their city when in reality it will merely marginalize the poor even further as well as making the well-off much more vulnerable to crime. The worst part of it to me is this workfare program, in which people will have to work for pennies just because they had the gall to happen to get to be poor.

You act as though you're being asked to give space in your own home to a homeless person. If you should ever become homeless yourself perhaps you would not have this attitude. Nobody's asking that much from you. And Newsom's proposal isn't going to save you any money.

Regarding restaurants: I happily see my favourite Polk Street eating establishment, Sushi Rock, is not on this list. Hooray!
by Brent Callahan
Care Not Cash makes sense. Giving money to the homeless so they can spend it on heroin, alcohol, speed, and crack is not the answer. The addicts have destroyed our streets with their foul waste and make SF unsafe for children, and unappealing to visitors.

Newsom's proposal will still provide necessary services while at the same time cutting off the cash for their addictions. In the current state of affairs, only drug dealers and alcohol companies are the winners. Since the homeless are irresponsible or addicts, they cannot be trusted to manage their own finances. By regaining control of resources, the City is taking the first step to end homelessness.

The people who are most against this proposal are those who benefit from the homeless bureaucracy political machine.
by Brent Callahan
Care Not Cash makes sense. Giving money to the homeless so they can spend it on heroin, alcohol, speed, and crack is not the answer. The addicts have destroyed our streets with their foul waste and make SF unsafe for children, and unappealing to visitors.

Newsom's proposal will still provide necessary services while at the same time cutting off the cash for their addictions. In the current state of affairs, only drug dealers and alcohol companies are the winners. Since the homeless are irresponsible or addicts, they cannot be trusted to manage their own finances. By regaining control of resources, the City is taking the first step to end homelessness.

The people who are most against this proposal are those who benefit from the homeless bureaucracy political machine.
by Brent Callahan
Care Not Cash makes sense. Giving money to the homeless so they can spend it on heroin, alcohol, speed, and crack is not the answer. The addicts have destroyed our streets with their foul waste and make SF unsafe for children, and unappealing to visitors.

Newsom's proposal will still provide necessary services while at the same time cutting off the cash for their addictions. In the current state of affairs, only drug dealers and alcohol companies are the winners. Since the homeless are irresponsible or addicts, they cannot be trusted to manage their own finances. By regaining control of resources, the City is taking the first step to end homelessness.

The people who are most against this proposal are those who benefit from the homeless bureaucracy political machine.
by Brent Callahan
Care Not Cash makes sense. Giving money to the homeless so they can spend it on heroin, alcohol, speed, and crack is not the answer. The addicts have destroyed our streets with their foul waste and make SF unsafe for children, and unappealing to visitors.

Newsom's proposal will still provide necessary services while at the same time cutting off the cash for their addictions. In the current state of affairs, only drug dealers and alcohol companies are the winners. Since the homeless are irresponsible or addicts, they cannot be trusted to manage their own finances. By regaining control of resources, the City is taking the first step to end homelessness.

The people who are most against this proposal are those who benefit from the homeless bureaucracy political machine.
by Brent Callahan
Care Not Cash makes sense. Giving money to the homeless so they can spend it on heroin, alcohol, speed, and crack is not the answer. The addicts have destroyed our streets with their foul waste and make SF unsafe for children, and unappealing to visitors.

Newsom's proposal will still provide necessary services while at the same time cutting off the cash for their addictions. In the current state of affairs, only drug dealers and alcohol companies are the winners. Since the homeless are irresponsible or addicts, they cannot be trusted to manage their own finances. By regaining control of resources, the City is taking the first step to end homelessness.

The people who are most against this proposal are those who benefit from the homeless bureaucracy political machine.
by Brent Callahan
Care Not Cash makes sense. Giving money to the homeless so they can spend it on heroin, alcohol, speed, and crack is not the answer. The addicts have destroyed our streets with their foul waste and make SF unsafe for children, and unappealing to visitors.

Newsom's proposal will still provide necessary services while at the same time cutting off the cash for their addictions. In the current state of affairs, only drug dealers and alcohol companies are the winners. Since the homeless are irresponsible or addicts, they cannot be trusted to manage their own finances. By regaining control of resources, the City is taking the first step to end homelessness.

The people who are most against this proposal are those who benefit from the homeless bureaucracy political machine.
by Brent Callahan
Care Not Cash makes sense. Giving money to the homeless so they can spend it on heroin, alcohol, speed, and crack is not the answer. The addicts have destroyed our streets with their foul waste and make SF unsafe for children, and unappealing to visitors.

Newsom's proposal will still provide necessary services while at the same time cutting off the cash for their addictions. In the current state of affairs, only drug dealers and alcohol companies are the winners. Since the homeless are irresponsible or addicts, they cannot be trusted to manage their own finances. By regaining control of resources, the City is taking the first step to end homelessness.

The people who are most against this proposal are those who benefit from the homeless bureaucracy political machine.
by Brent Callahan
Care Not Cash makes sense. Giving money to the homeless so they can spend it on heroin, alcohol, speed, and crack is not the answer. The addicts have destroyed our streets with their foul waste and make SF unsafe for children, and unappealing to visitors.

Newsom's proposal will still provide necessary services while at the same time cutting off the cash for their addictions. In the current state of affairs, only drug dealers and alcohol companies are the winners. Since the homeless are irresponsible or addicts, they cannot be trusted to manage their own finances. By regaining control of resources, the City is taking the first step to end homelessness.

The people who are most against this proposal are those who benefit from the homeless bureaucracy political machine.
by Brent Callahan
Care Not Cash makes sense. Giving money to the homeless so they can spend it on heroin, alcohol, speed, and crack is not the answer. The addicts have destroyed our streets with their foul waste and make SF unsafe for children, and unappealing to visitors.

Newsom's proposal will still provide necessary services while at the same time cutting off the cash for their addictions. In the current state of affairs, only drug dealers and alcohol companies are the winners. Since the homeless are irresponsible or addicts, they cannot be trusted to manage their own finances. By regaining control of resources, the City is taking the first step to end homelessness.

The people who are most against this proposal are those who benefit from the homeless bureaucracy political machine.
by Brent Callahan
Care Not Cash makes sense. Giving money to the homeless so they can spend it on heroin, alcohol, speed, and crack is not the answer. The addicts have destroyed our streets with their foul waste and make SF unsafe for children, and unappealing to visitors.

Newsom's proposal will still provide necessary services while at the same time cutting off the cash for their addictions. In the current state of affairs, only drug dealers and alcohol companies are the winners. Since the homeless are irresponsible or addicts, they cannot be trusted to manage their own finances. By regaining control of resources, the City is taking the first step to end homelessness.

The people who are most against this proposal are those who benefit from the homeless bureaucracy political machine.
by Brent Callahan
Care Not Cash makes sense. Giving money to the homeless so they can spend it on heroin, alcohol, speed, and crack is not the answer. The addicts have destroyed our streets with their foul waste and make SF unsafe for children, and unappealing to visitors.

Newsom's proposal will still provide necessary services while at the same time cutting off the cash for their addictions. In the current state of affairs, only drug dealers and alcohol companies are the winners. Since the homeless are irresponsible or addicts, they cannot be trusted to manage their own finances. By regaining control of resources, the City is taking the first step to end homelessness.

The people who are most against this proposal are those who benefit from the homeless bureaucracy political machine.
by p
It doesn't matter how many times you post this, it doesn't make it true. You know full well that counterfeit care does not provide any services at all, it only addresses taking GA away from folks who could use this cash grant for help with getting back on their feet. Also, are you saying that all homeless are addicts?
This is untrue and you know it is. Addiction is one of the problems that needs to be addressed, but cnc doesn't even do this.
nice try though
by who knows
http://allafrica.com/stories/200209040276.html


Bulldung Awards for Summit Hypocrites

OPINION
September 3, 2002
Posted to the web September 4, 2002
Jim Peron
Johannesburg

The contrast couldn't be more extreme. Carrying his placard the man in front of me was clearly one of the poorest of the poor. His shoes were not only threadbare, they were tattered, merely rags barely being held together. He shuffled down the streets of affluent Sandton just outside the chic conference centre and the five star hotels where the UN's World Summit on Sustainable Development was being held.

Protesters at such events are expected. Every year affluent Europeans and American who are full-time 'radicals' fly off to demonstrate on behalf of the world's poor. But the poor themselves rarely participate in these elite demonstrations.

This time it was different. Far more different than first meets the eye. You had to read the signs these poor people were carrying to understand how much their message contrasted with that of affluent protesters from the Northern Hemisphere. If you stepped in front of the man with slivers of leather attached to his feet you'd see his sign said: "Trade Not Aid."

The marchers in this protest were mainly poor, virtually all black, and mostly women. They were street traders and farmers. Without fail everyone had a sticker saying :"Freedom to Trade."
Farmers from India marched side by side with Zulu women wearing T-shirts saying: "Biotechnology for Africa."

On the sideline the press and Summit delegates stood aghast. What do you say to poor people with signs reading: "Stop Eco-Imperialism" or "Save the Planet from Sustainable Development" or "Free Trade IS Fair Trade".

The Green Left wants to paint globalisation as rich versus the poor but the rich are supposed to be in favour of free trade and the poor opposed to it. But here the situation was precisely the opposite. The anti-globalisation protesters were those who could afford to fly in on international flights and stay at expensive hotels that local street traders could never afford to visit.

The farmers from India were demanding the right to grow genetically modified crops. Other speakers at the rally demanded the end of subsidies for agriculture in developed countries while English group Oxfam called for more subsidies for their first-world farmers.

One rally speaker was Barun Mitra of the Liberty Institute of New Delhi, India.
He announced that they wanted to give a well-deserved award to various Green and anti-globalisation groups that he said were perpetuating poverty in the Third World. He announced that he wanted to grant the "Bullshit Award for Perpetuating Poverty" to the high priestess of the environmental movement - Ms Vandana Shiva. Among the others nominated in this very close contest were Greenpeace, Third World Network, SAFeAge and other such groups. The mere mention of Greenpeace brought loud and derisive remarks from the marchers.

There was general agreement among the marchers that increased productivity, through trade and technology, not only helps in reducing poverty, but also helps in improving the quality of environmental resources. Clearly, increased consumption reflects economic and environmental well-being.

Surely this must have been the environmentalists' worst nightmare. Real poor people marching in the streets and demanding development while opposing the eco-agenda of the Green Left.
These were people who had real concerns. They need development. They need economic prosperity. As one of the street traders told me: "I've got children to feed. I don't want to be a criminal." Her words brought an immediate chorus of agreement from several other woman standing with her.

Meanwhile that day another Green group released another report demanding less free trade, less development, and less prosperity. They specifically said that it would be wrong to economically develop poor nations. Instead we should impoverish wealthy nations so everyone is equal. They called for 'wealth alleviation'.

One of the authors of that report is Green guru Anita Roddick who once gushed the sentiment, "how quickly you could fall in love with the economics of less." The economics of less wouldn't mean much to Roddick. She's a multimillionaire.

But the people in the streets of Sandton couldn't survive on the 'economics of less.' Less to feed their children means the children starve.

Unlike the well-funded anti-globalisation elite these people couldn't afford to fly around the world for conferences. They crammed into small mini-vans just to get to the Summit while UN delegates rode by in chauffeur-driven limousines with police escorts. The street traders couldn't afford a press attaché to contact the media on their behalf. Their media outreach was a loudspeaker attached to the roof of a dilapidated old truck that had to pushed through the streets.

These weren't the poverty pimps from the North: that band of elite Westerners who are paid to lobby full-time on behalf of what they think the poor need.

These people were the poor themselves and they were demanding something that baffles the Left. It is called freedom.


Author: Jim Peron is a freelance researcher and writer. This article may be republished without prior consent but with acknowledgement. The patrons, council and members of the Free Market Foundation do not necessarily agree with the views expressed in the article.


© 2002 Moneyweb. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com).






by bov
This isn't much diff than people at Hunters Point wanting big box stores because they were promised 'jobs' - a lot of times people are literally not informed about what the consequences will be and haven't thought it out, in part because they are desparate - (i.e., in this case they'd get min wage jobs and virtually no benefits while small businesses in the area get crushed) - so everyone can live by a mall of box stores - that's everyone's dream, isn't it? Isn't it everyone's dream to work at BLOCKbuster? I'd trash any neighborhood to have the honor to work at WALmart!

Don't try to paint the liberal left as elitist and wrong for the poor. The right wing isn't the answer, and neither are poor people's opinons - when they are in desparate predicaments - the only ones that count.

No on idiotic N

by truthteller
"Don't try to paint the liberal left as elitist and wrong for the poor. The right wing isn't the answer, and neither are poor people's opinons - when they are in desparate predicaments - the only ones that count."

Neither are poor people's opinions the ones that count, you said. What an incredibly elitist remark. YOU know what's best for someone who is hungry?

All you are is an armchair asshole. Just another useless liberal.

by truthteller
"Don't try to paint the liberal left as elitist and wrong for the poor. The right wing isn't the answer, and neither are poor people's opinons - when they are in desparate predicaments - the only ones that count."

Neither are poor people's opinions the ones that count, you said. What an incredibly elitist remark. YOU know what's best for someone who is hungry?

All you are is an armchair asshole. Just another useless liberal.

by byrd
why is it trolls define themselves so well every time they try to slag others? Is this some kind of aphasia?
by truthteller
Are you yet ANOTHER asshole who knows what's best for someone starving? Are you stupid enough to call someone a troll for simply pointing out the mind bogling elitists liberals? It's easy to call someone a troll on a full stomach, isn't it, you idiot.
by truthteller
Are you yet ANOTHER asshole who knows what's best for someone starving? Are you stupid enough to call someone a troll for simply pointing out the mind bogling elitists liberals? It's easy to call someone a troll on a full stomach, isn't it, you idiot.
by bov
They can't figure out how many times to press the button.


by grefft
lol bov.

countless hours trolling = Revenge of the SubNerds
by truthteller
You're slamming your anti-American friends around here as well, bov.

And as for "grefft", what is that? The sound when your buddy bov pulls out?
by ........
I wonder how big of a nerd you have to be before you troll IMC all day claiming liberals are really right wingers and the moon is made of blue cheese?
by truthteller
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0902/jkelly090502.asp

Resurrecting the "Happy Darky"
http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com |

They've got rhythm. They've got watermelon. They've got quaint folk customs. So what need have they for jobs, for education, for civil rights? So went the "Happy Darky" myth, prevalent among well-off whites in the segregated South of half a century or so ago.

The "Happy Darky" myth is being resurrected in more pernicious form by environmentalists.
The introduction of electricity is "destroying" the cultures of the world's poor, said Gar Smith, who edits "The Edge," the online magazine of the San Francisco-based Earth Island Institute.
With the introduction of electricity, African villagers spend too much time watching television and listening to the radio, Smith said.

George Monbiot, a columnist for the trendy leftist British newspaper the Guardian, said poor people are happier people:
"In southern Ethiopia, the poorest half of the poorest nation on earth, the streets and fields crackle with laughter," Monbiot wrote. "In homes constructed from packing cases and palm leaves, people engage more freely, smile more often, express more affection than we do."
At a taping of a PBS special on the Earth Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, a female panelist decried "the pernicious introduction of the flush toilet."

The World Health Organization estimates that famine in southern Africa will take the lives 300,000 people in the next six months. But delegates and journalists in Johannesburg applauded the dictators of Zambia and Zimbabwe for refusing to let their starving people eat genetically modified American corn.

About 17,000 tons of corn donated by the U.S. Agency for International Development is sitting in storage in Zambia. Greenpeace and Friends of Earth have been lobbying the governments in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique not to accept the corn.

Americans eat this corn every day. But environmentalists describe it as "toxic." The starving people it was sent to feed have a different opinion: "About all Josephine Namangolwa has in her hungry, weary body is anger, and in an instant it all comes surging out," wrote New York Times correspondent Henri Cauvin Aug. 31. "It has been days since she had a nourishing meal to feed her eight children."

"'We are dying here,' she shouts as aid workers arrive in her village of Chipapa to check on their warehouse and the nearly 500 tons of cornmeal inside...She and the rest of the 2.4 million facing starvation in Zambia will be eating any of this food, or any of the thousands of tons of additional food being shipped from the U.S.," Cauvin wrote.

"Please give us the food," pled an elderly blind man in the village of Shimbala, quoted in a Los Angeles Times dispatch Aug. 28. "We don't care if it's poisonous because we are dying anyway."

There were no empty bellies at the Earth Summit. Dennis Morgan, head chef of the five star Michelango Hotel in the posh Johannesburg suburb of Sandton told the London Sun he had ordered 5,000 oysters, a half ton of lobster and other shellfish, two tons of steak and chicken breasts, and buckets of caviar and foie gras, and gallons of champagne and cognac for the environmentalists to eat and drink.

Southern Africa is drought stricken. But each of the environmentalists was using, on average, 53 gallons of water a day. The 45,000 delegates also generated hundreds of tons of trash. Environmentalists think other people must sacrifice to protect the environment. But not, of course, the environmentalists themselves.

The "Happy Darkies" who environmentalists think can do without electricity, flush toilets and food are not happy with the fate Greenpeace and other environmental organizations would consign them to.

Seven organizations representing small farmers in Africa, India and the Philippines presented to Greenpeace and to two other environmental organizations at the Johannesburg summit a "trophy" consisting of a piece of wood upon which two heaps of dried cow dung had been mounted. They called it the "Bulls...t Trophy."

Barun Mitra, who presented the trophy, called the environmentalists parasites who "prey on the blood of the poor."
"They are not interested in famine or poverty," he said. "This lot is concerned only about their own interests."








From the New York Times


August 30, 2002
Between Famine and Politics, Zambians Starve
By HENRI E. CAUVIN


USAKA, Zambia, Aug. 29 — About all Josephine Namangolwa has left in her hungry, weary body is anger, and in an instant it all comes surging out.

It has been days since she had a nourishing meal to feed her eight children, victims, like millions of other Zambians, of the deepening food shortage that is sweeping southern Africa.
Yet before her eyes stand sacks and sacks of untouched — and for now untouchable — cornmeal, which has been the foundation of the Zambian diet for generations and is currently at the center of a scientific and diplomatic debate over genetically modified food.

It is an argument that means nothing and everything to Ms. Namangolwa.

"We are dying here," she shouts as aid workers arrive in her village of Chipapa to check on their warehouse and the nearly 500 metric tons of cornmeal stored inside, all of it from the United States and some of it almost certainly from genetically engineered crops. "We want to eat."
For now, however, she and the rest of the hungry in Zambia will not be eating any of the food from Chipapa, or any of the thousands of tons of additional food being shipped to the region from the United States.

President Levy Mwanawasa has banned the distribution of food produced with genetically modified organisms, or G.M.O.'s, laying down a hard line in a debate that has gripped the region for weeks.

The president, along with close advisers and sympathetic scientists, has expressed a number of concerns about G.M.O.'s. Health is one; trade relations with the European Union and the United States is another.

Genetically engineered corn is shipped in two forms, as unmilled kernels and as cornmeal. Zambian officials worry that the kernels might be used as seed, producing genetically modified corn that would cross-pollinate with nonmodified varieties. This would jeopardize Zambian exports to the European Union, which requires all genetically modified products to be so labeled.

A number of people following the debate say that it has at some level turned into an undeclared trade dispute between the European Union with its powerful environmental activists and the United States and its influential biotechnology industry.

With millions of lives in the balance, neither side wants it to look that way, and both have gone to great lengths to keep the trade issue out of the public debate. In a statement today, the European Union mission here all but encouraged Zambia to accept the modified corn, saying that milling would allay its concerns about exports from the country.

But even if the incoming corn were milled into cornmeal, eliminating the risk to the Zambian agriculture industry, the government remained concerned about the suitability of the food for human consumption.

"I have been told it is not safe," the minister of agriculture, Mundia Sikatana, said in an interview.
Asked if he believes such foods are poisonous, Mr. Sikatana said the studies he had read had led him to that conclusion. "What else would you call an allergy caused by a substance? That substance that the person reacts to is poisonous."

All of the talk of toxins and trade has confused many local people, while frustrating the United Nations World Food Program and angering Washington, which is supplying about three-quarters of the food for the W.F.P.'s operations in the region.

The W.F.P., which is feeding just over a million Zambians now, expects to be feeding about 2.5 million by the end of the year.

At the moment, the agency says it has only about 7,000 metric tons of food, or some two weeks worth, approved and available for distribution. About 14,000 tons already in the country, some already milled, some still whole grain, have been frozen by the president's edict. Far larger shipments on the way face the same fate unless Mr. Mwanawasa changes his mind.
In an indication of the matter's urgency, Andrew S. Natsios, the head of the United States Agency for International Development, met with Mr. Mwanawasa this week to urge him to accept the corn and to offer Zambia assistance in assuring that the food is indeed safe.

In an effort to ease Zambia's doubts about the safety of the foods, the agency has offered to fly Zambian scientists to the United States to meet with government and academic researchers. Mr. Natsios maintained that Mr. Mwanawasa was open to the offer and the possibility that it might yield a solution.

"I think he wants more information," Mr. Natsios said. "There's no commitment to change, but I don't think this story is at an end."

Mr. Sikatana said the government has made its decision and can meet the country's needs without American aid. Efforts to bring hundreds of thousands of tons of corn from elsewhere are underway, and Mr. Sikatana said no Zambian will starve.

With each passing day, however, the fates of millions of hungry people around Zambia grow more dire.

Loveness Malupande, who lives not far from Chipapa, in the village of Kabweza, with an extended family of about 24, said her family had sold off all but two of the 20 cattle they had, all to buy stopgap supplies of food, which have since run out. For now, the family is left to scavenge. "We go out in the bush and look for wild roots," she says.

One of her relatives, Cliff Malambo, 27, said he had heard about the food at the warehouse in Chipapa. "They have said that the food is not good for us, but we don't know," he said. "They don't explain."

Many Zambians question the government's statements and wonder why friends who received the American corn before the ban went into effect have not died. Others applaud the government's vigilance. Almost all of them are somewhat befuddled.

"People ask me if it's safe," Steven Grabiner, who runs the Riverside Development Agency, a church-affiliated charity, said. "I say, `Yes, I think it is. If you make me a bowl I'll eat it."'

Foods produced from crops engineered to be more resistant to worms, for example, are now widely consumed in the United States less than a decade after such products first entered the market. By many accounts, they have made American agriculture more productive, but they have also brought controversy.

A number of scientists and consumer advocates argue the effects of genetic engineering on both the environment and consumers have not been adequately examined. Yet, years of extensive testing have not turned up any findings that would suggest such foods are not safe for humans, Marc Cohen, an analyst at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, said.
While genetically engineered food has almost certainly found its way into Zambia for several years, through international aid or through imports from South Africa, which produces genetically modified crops, the scale was always small and never attracted attention. But the volume of food being brought in for the relief operation is huge, aimed at feeding 13 million people across six countries, and red flags went up.

Mozambique and Zimbabwe at first joined Zambia in resisting the geneticaly modified corn, particularly out of concerns over cross-pollination. Ultimately, Mozambique and Zimbabwe decided to mill the corn before bringing it into the country, eliminating the potential threat to their agricultural sectors.

Zambia so far has balked at milling in part because of the cost, which at $25 a ton is not an inconsequential expense for one of the poorest countries in the world.
Critics of the government say that officials were late drafting a comprehensive policy on genetic engineering and were nowbuying time to try to form one.

"We should be confining our debate in this hour of emergency to corn," said John W. K. Clayton, president of the Zambia National Farmers' Union. "We don't have the luxury of time to launch into broadranging debate on this issue."

"This is the work of the politicians," Ms. Namangolwa said as she looked in on the stockpile of corn. "This meal is O.K. They are not helping us. They are killing us."

by hooper
everyone scroll up and look at the troll getting nailed and now posting some stupid repost freeper lies to hide his shame!
by hooper
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by truthteller
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We can all agree hooper is laughing his ass off, right?
by born here
Americans grow lawn grass and pay farmers not to grow food.
by truthteller
They rake in big bucks and start corporations and bomb restaurants and go to conferences on hunger and ride past the starving to eat caviar.
by drek
like the FTAA meetings. All the more reason to protest globalization! Don't forget to start organizing solidarity protests to coincide with FTAA meetings in Ecuador this Halloween. Tell it like it is Truthteller. Down with American capitalism!
by truthteller
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There's nothing wrong with capitalism, if you keep it clean. But liberals are no better. Any group that will let people starver to promote its agenda is no better. The liberals don't have the answer, and the UN goddam dont.
by untruthteller
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grrrrrrrrr .... ruff! ruff ruff ruff! ...... grrrrrrr ........ leftists are uhm uh uhm right wing Nazis! yeah that's it! ..... grrrrrr .... arf arf! don't call me TrollNerd! arrrrr ..... rufff! ruff, ruff, ruff!!!!!
by pooper
grrr.... die nigger die.... ruff ruff.... Greenpeace is right....fucking die....yip yip yip....skinheads are g-ds....arf arf arf...who cares about starving nigger babies...yip yip...liberals know whats best....grrrrrrr....I'll tell you when it's okay to survive.....GRRRRR....Heil Hitler....ruff ruff

Excuse me. Got to lick my own vomit now, like a good liberal should....
by hooper

If you are unable to form cogent thoughts upon which to base a follow up, why do you even bother?
by pooper scooper
You're looking bad, little high school boy-nessie. You've got a long way to go before you can outwit anyone. If you haven't heard, allow me to be the first to break the news-youre a liberal, which means you're nothing. You have nothing to contribute to the welfare of this planet. Nothing but a racist Nazi who thinks he knows what's best for evryone else. All you are is pure Evil. Just like Hitler.
by cp
Hey, attempt to read the book title above, by Joseph Stiglitz.

Have you ever heard of colonialism? oh, I guess you think your command of the simplified supply-demand concept on page 10 of your high school economics textbook outweighs any opinion of the ex-head of the world bank.

Do you think that during all of history, people in the poor countries in African, Asia, Central America have just been sitting around doing nothing and the concept of 'free trade' was just discovered a couple years ago and it needs to be tried for the first time? Please read a book. Most of Africa came out from under direct colonialism of the british during the 60s, and most were not under communist systems during the time since then, and 'free' trade has been given a chance for quite some time. Because 'free' trade as it has been occurring is not free at all, none of these countries have had per capita income increase at all. Exactly the same is true for central america and asia. Hey boss, do you want to try to tell us why Mexico keeps getting poorer and more desperate, even though they're so close to the US and have a lot of resources and NAFTA has been in place for a decade? The exceptions to the trend are places like Singapore and S. Korea that did *not* do what the IMF tried to order them to do and they protected key industries and negotiated trade deals that were fair for them. IMF/WTO negotiated 'free trade' is extremely slanted.
The free trade you seem to be referring to seems to be this adolescent or uneducated notion of someone in high school who is exploring the differences between the two most major pure economic systems - capitalism and communism. No successful country uses one of these pure systems that are imperialist almost by definition.
by Free Lunch
As these restaurants are advocating care not cash, stop into any of them for some free food: no cash needed.

Hungry and Homeless in SF?
Care Not Cash: Dine and Dash!
by dommers
What makes you think that just because a restaurant is part of this association the people working there are supporting this Care not Cash propsition? I think it only proofs how short sighted you people are sometimes.

Boycotting these places will only hurt the people that work there. And most people that work in restuarants are one paycheck or less away from being homeless them selves. Beleive me I worked in restaurants for years.

I also have been homeless and on the streets. i was homeless for more than a year, thanks to excessive alcohol and drug use. I can tell you right now, if I was given cash it would have gone straight to drugs and alcohol, and I might still be out there or dead. Giving ddicts and alcoholics cash is only destructive and does nothing to help them.

And neither does boycotting restaurants that may not even agree with al off the ballots and proposition the association supports. Most restaurants on your lists are small mom and pop places that have only joined to association only to save money on things like heath care for their employees or other services that are cheaper when applying as a group. And have not a clue as to what the association does or does not support politically.
by Appalled (fleissigflieger [at] bluemail.ch)
It just goes to show, like "Mr." who feels that he has to post his entry overand over again. This reflects the narrow or closed mindedness of those aligned with the Corporate Autocratic mentality of having to REPEAT themselves. Repetition is one sign of an attempt to brainwash the public at large with the diatribe of malicious slanderous rhetoric aimed at the most hated on Planet Earth...the poor.

During the nineteen thirties and early forties, there was a political party in Germany called the 'Nationalsozialist Deutscherarbeiter Partei (NSDAP) headed by none other than the infamous Adolf Hitler. His main criteria were the Jewish population, among others such as the Gypsies, the handicapped, homosexuals, dissidents, and all other so-called 'non-Aryan' folk. Steps had been taken to rid Germany of all these so-called 'Untermensch', or 'enartige leute'. Firstly, came the restricted Ghettos, then the actual deportations, to the extermination camps such as Auswitz and Börkennau (just to cite a couple).

Now, fast forward to the present. With the Bush administration, and his cute little crappy lap mutt, by the neme of Tony Blair, and otherof the socalled-G-7, or G-8, there is another subtle and insidious indoctrination that has been going on, as to vilify not the Jewish population, nor the gays, nor the Romany, nor thse afflicted with physical or mental chalenges, not even POLITICAL disidents, BUT THE POOR AND DESTITUTE OF THE WORLD! It is these most of these arseholes with money that have this maniacal psycholocal need, as to use the American expression, 'trash' those of our fellow species as placing labels upon them of the magnitude of discrediting their self worth as being for naught. It is the callous disregard for the poor, as like their buddy, A. Hitler, they would just steam in glee atthe prospect of gassing all the poor on this planet out of existence! These dispicable arseholes or shitheads have nothing better to do with their money, as they MUST be suffering a great deal of bordom, as to fight for the demise of those less fortunate themselves. Some of these arseholes call them Christians. May I remind these Christian nuts who might be reading this commentary, that their unsung hero, the Master Jesus, Himself, had lived a life of renunciation and POVERTY!? Need I remind these grain of rice siyed brains that He also spoke out for the POOR during His time? I am not a Christian, myself, as I belong to a NON religious, or seculara world wide recognised and respected esoteric fraternal organisation (open to both genders) pf the Initiatic Tradition, that encourages FREE THINKING and is opposed to all forms of religious fanaticism and dogmatic indoctrination.

However, as far as these filthy rstinking wealthy arseholes are concerned, theres MUST be indeed a RELIGION that these numbskulls belong to that whos dogma is the destruction of all the poor on this finite planet. I certainly would never catch myself ascribing to that religion at all!

Sabn Francisco USED to be a 'progressive' city, one that had actually welcomed the down and out. Not today! Oh no, not in these times! Just the opposite has taken place, as San Francisco has become THE most expensive city in North America (second most expensive in the world only to Tokyo, the most expensive) it is these filthy stinking rich speculators that have invaded this city, and turned it (or are bloody well trying to( turn the City and County of San Francisci itself into just another 'gated community'!
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