San Francisco’s Airport is Sinking into the Bay

During the ‘Big One’ it will all disappear.

San Francisco’s Airport is Sinking into the Bay:

Large swaths of the Bay Area, including the region’s biggest airport, are sinking. As a result, the area could face catastrophic flooding when sea levels rise, new research suggests.

The findings suggest the Bay Area could be even more prone to flooding than current emergency hazard maps or models of climate change predict.

“The ground goes down, sea level comes up, and flood waters go much farther inland than either change would produce by itself,” Manoochehr Shirzaei, an assistant professor of Earth and space exploration at Arizona State University and a member of NASA’s Sea Level Change Team, said in a statement.

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City Fines Landlord $2 Million Because They Offered Homeless and Disabled Veterans Cheap Rent

H/t reader squodgy:

“Seems people need help, not abuse.”

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Humans Fight Back: San Fran Security Robot Attacked, Knocked Over, Smeared With Feces

Humans Fight Back: San Fran Security Robot Attacked, Knocked Over, Smeared With Feces:

Earlier today, we mentioned the bizarre story of a San Francisco animal shelter which was using a low cost, high-tech robot security guard to purge homeless people outside its facilities. The San Francisco SPCA branch had contracted Knightscope to provide a K5 robot (the same model which in July committed suicide at a mall fountain) for securing the outdoor spaces of the animal shelter.

Why use a robot to chase away humans? Simple: money – it costs the SPCA $7/hour to rent the robot, about $3 less than the minimum wage in California, and according to San Francisco Business Times, the robot was deployed as a “way to try dealing with the growing number of needles, car break-ins and crime that seemed to emanate from nearby tent encampments of homeless people.”

Everything was going great – and very cost-efficiently too – until the local humans fought back, knocked the robot over, and smearing it with feces before eventually forcing the robotic guardian to be purged itself.

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“I’m Going To Redefine Terror”: Bay Area Resident Accused Of Aiding ISIS, Planned To Murder 10,000 People

“I’m Going To Redefine Terror”: Bay Area Resident Accused Of Aiding ISIS, Planned To Murder 10,000 People:

As ISIS has shown in their own magazine, they’ll probably never try to pull off a massive terror attack on American soil. Instead, they’ll indoctrinate useful idiots who already live here, and convince them to engage in numerous small attacks, similar to the bombings, knifings, and shootings that have plagued Europe in recent years. It’s a strategy that is far less likely to be foiled, costs significantly less, and can be maintained long after ISIS is overrun in the Middle East.

And what also makes this strategy so enticing is that these small attacks, which are so much more difficult to prevent, is that they can add up over time. They have the potential to accumulate death tolls that dwarf previous terror attacks, and there is little doubt that groups like ISIS are working to make that happen right now.

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“Total Chaos” – Cyber Attack Feared As Multiple Cities Hit With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures

“Total Chaos” – Cyber Attack Feared As Multiple Cities Hit With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures:

The U.S. power grid appears to have been hit with multiple power outages affecting San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.

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San Francisco Becomes First City To Offer Free College For All – “Even Facebook Founder’s Kids”

San Francisco Becomes First City To Offer Free College For All – “Even Facebook Founder’s Kids”:

“Even the children of the founders of Facebook” will now receive free community college education in San Francisco, Supervisor Jane Kim proudly commented as city leaders agreed to become the first city in the nation to offer its citizenry this ‘basic human right’.

As SFGate.com reports, City College of San Francisco will be free of charge to all city residents under a deal announced Monday by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim that college trustees hope will lead to an enrollment jolt and more state funding for the school.

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‘Progressive’ San Franciscans Strongly Support Immigration Rights (Just Not In Their Neighborhood)

‘Progressive’ San Franciscans Strongly Support Immigration Rights (Just Not In Their Neighborhood):

“Not in my back yard…”

San Francisco is one of the most progressive cities in the nation, especially when it comes to national immigration, notes San Francisco Chronicle’s Vincent Woo.

We believe so much in the natural right of people to join us here in America that we fought to keep our status as sanctuary city even in the face of being federally defunded for it. We pride ourselves on our rejection of plans to tighten immigration controls and deport undocumented immigrants.

Yet, Woo exclaims, take that same conversation to the local level and all bets are off.

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San Francisco Judges Dismiss 66,000 Arrest Warrants Against The City’s Homeless

San Francisco Judges Dismiss 66,000 Arrest Warrants Against The City’s Homeless:

The United States, despite often advertising itself as the world’s “most developed” nation, has a major problem with homelessness, with approximately 3.5 million currently living with no place to call home. Even though vacant houses outnumber the nation’s homeless by more than five to one, most of them end up sleeping in public places or out in the street. In cities around the country, the homeless are frequently criminalized as are those who offer them food and other forms of human kindness. Despite the widespread maltreatment of the homeless, judges in San Francisco have been dismissing thousands upon thousands of arrest warrants targeting the homeless because “it was the right thing to do.”

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