Originally Posted by bigpics
I almost never make posts on Apple sites that even touch on politics, but I'm so moved in this case.....
Just wait. If this is what happens on a local gov't level when the save-us-from-ourselves class runs things, imagine how long it will take for the feds to approve a new life-saving procedure under the thousands of pages of O-Care legalese and the umpteen zillion unlegislated policies that will be generated by legions of administrators.
I have seen the future and it's a byzantine labrinyth run by a privileged political oligarchy in league with too big to fail donors.
Yep. You are too late. A beautiful place, lots of interesting folks, but SF began turning itself into a joke decades ago. Too bad it's not funny.
If you're right, right on.
All the latest PC nostrums and corruption too (and yes SF has at least its share). Does it get any better?
There are reasons it's still a beautiful place and not a place that's nothing but fast food joints, big box stores and hills crowded with nothing but cell towers and buildlings that went up in 6 months and look like they were designed in 6 minutes.
Gee, I can't imagine how we San Franciscans ever avoided that fate....
You're an anti-liberal doofus who picks an end and then seeks a means to justify it.
San Francisco will find a way to make it work. It always has. It may take longer, it will cost more money, but it will protect the beauty of the City and the environment and probably set a few precedents along the way.
Burying cable and electrical wires underground is far more expensive than running then across poles down every street but most places do underground these days anyway.
Sometimes the long term is more important than immediate gratification and sometimes the better solution is not to pave paradise.