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California has interesting priorities. The average teacher's pay is $80,000 a year, but look how much you can make being a pooper scooper!  :xmascheer

San Francisco has a 'Poop Patrol' to deal with its feces problem, and workers make more than $184,000 a year in salary and benefits

 

As members of the city's "Poop Patrol," workers are entitled to $71,760 a year, plus an additional $112,918 in benefits, such as healthcare and retirement savings, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

In August, the city announced that five staffers from the San Francisco Department of Public Works would soon roam the Tenderloin neighborhood — where nearly half of the city's homeless population is — in search of waste. The staffers will begin their efforts each afternoon equipped with a steam cleaner for sanitizing the streets.

The full budget for the initiative, $830,977, signifies a concerted effort to address the city's mounting feces problem, which has resulted in more than 14,500 calls to 311, the city's non-emergency-services line, since the beginning of the year, the Chronicle previously reported.

The issue isn't just a matter of dog owners failing to pick up after their pets. As San Francisco faces a shortage of affordable housing, it has struggled to accommodate its more than 7,400 homeless residents.

Though the city's overall homeless population is declining, the share of chronically homeless people in San Francisco is still exceedingly high compared with most other cities. This pattern is starkly contrasted with the city's excess wealth: On average, a San Francisco resident earns about $96,677 a year, nearly double the median household income in the US.

The city's feces problem is a visible reminder of the gap between its rich and poor. Since taking office in June, Mayor London Breed, who campaigned on street-cleanup efforts, has signaled her concern by walking through the city unannounced in search of waste. In July, she told NBC Bay Area she was encountering more feces on the city streets than ever before.

While the Tenderloin remains the epicenter of the city's homelessness crisis, many residents outside the city center have begun to complain about excess feces in their neighborhoods due to the increased displacement of homeless populations.

As part of its cleanup mission, the city has channeled additional funds into its existing programs.

The new budget allots more than $1 million for updates to Pit Stop, a program offering mobile toilets and dog-waste stations in various neighborhoods, including five additional toilets and expanded hours of operation at five locations, the Chronicle reported. Now, only 12 of the city's 22 units are open daily, closing at 8 p.m. at the latest. That leaves a considerable amount of time during which those toilets are unavailable to homeless people.

To complement Pit Stop, San Francisco has set aside nearly $3 million for a "hot spots" crew in charge of cleaning the areas near homeless encampments, according to the Chronicle. But the city has struggled to stay ahead of the situation, with several areas being compared to the world's poorest slums.

While the high salaries of sanitation workers may incentivize further cleanup, the city will ultimately have to contend with its affordability crisis if it hopes to eliminate the problem. That would mean addressing restrictive zoning laws that make it both difficult and expensive to add affordable developments, as well as grappling with the steady influx of tech workers, who have concentrated in downtown areas partly because of the city's limited public transportation.

Though Breed has promised to clean the streets within three months of taking office, the real challenge will take many years to address.

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-poop-patrol-employees-make-184000-a-year-2018-8

 

California, leading the way into the future! 

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2 hours ago, cavanami said:

....and all the lies from the Dems? Ohhhhh, I forgot... Orange man bad... Otherwise doesn't fit your narrative, which you support from the lying, fake news.. 

With all due respect, supporting Trump and accusing Dems of lying, well....lol   

 

 

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1 hour ago, Flashermac said:

From a retired Marine Corps buddy. But what do Marines know anout anything anyway?

"The Democrats were calling for Trumps Impeachment, prior to his taking office... Trump asked Ukraine to investigate Burisma, prior to Biden announcing his run for POTUS. Plus Burisma was being investigated during Obama's Administration for corruption... Firing an Ambassador requires NO justification, they are appointed by the POTUS and serve @ his pleasure... Executive Privilege - The SCOUS has ruled that executive privilege and congressional oversight each are a consequence of the doctrine of the separation of powers. Derived from common law, that provides immunity from subpoena to executive branch officials in the conduct of their governmental duties... Charges dismissed."

 

Unfortunately for your buddy the facts don't support that. And for the record, BOTH parties look for anything impeachable. The fact Obama got to 8 years without impeachment articles drawn (and per the scores of Cav's posts during those 8 years there was an impeachment event weekly, sometimes daily per his links) is a testament to his integrity, despite disagreement over some of his policies. So, it took Dems 3 years to find something? lolol. Thank your friend for his service for me. One of my brothers was in the marines as well. Parris Island for basic training. 

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Mitch McConnell blatantly and openly saying he will not prosecute the impeachment trial with any fairness and will do with bias and work with the accused. He gets away with it because we now live in a country where millions of voters have accepted fascist actions from the people they support. Power 'uber alles'. And no more trying to hide it. It's blatantly a 'yeah and what are you going to do about it?' state of affairs now.

One of the Democrats only remaining weapons is when to give the Senate the articles of impeachment and the last thing Trump wants is this thing to drag out. It also hurts Bernie and Warren as well because Senators have to be present for the trial and that keeps them from the campaign trail and leaves it wide open for Biden whom Pelosi and the leadership want. 

She is playing 3 dimensional chess right now. I don't like the political tit for tat but its all we are left with when members ignore their oath. 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/what-happens-to-the-articles-of-impeachment-now-223422540.html

 

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With pleasure I note that a leading Evangelist-magazine now calls for removing the great president Donald . Although I consider these guys principally being major nutcases I am delighted first cracks seem to be weakening the fortress . There is hope .

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Fact  Trump will likely be found not guilty not because his own party thinks he is innocent but because they fear him. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/09/27/jeff-flake-at-least-35-gop-senators-would-impeach-trump/3792866002/

Jeff Flake: 'At least 35' GOP senators would vote to remove Trump if vote was private

 

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4 minutes ago, buffalo_bill said:

With pleasure I note that a leading Evangelist-magazine now calls for removing the great president Donald . Although I consider these guys principally being major nutcases I am delighted first cracks seem to be weakening the fortress . There is hope .

Hmm...3 years later. 3 years to get the balls. These guys are rant about how they will give up their life for Christ. Bullshit, they won't even give up their million dollar houses. Sorry BB, I'm not impressed when Fundamentalist pseudo Christians do what they were supposed to do 3 years too late. 

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  1. Trump once said that he believes Ukraine — not Russia — interfered in the 2016 election because Putin told him so, according to multiple former Trump officials. After a private meeting with Putin in 2017 at the G20 summit, Trump became insistent about the now-debunked conspiracy, saying he knew Ukraine was the real culprit because "Putin told me." (Washington PostCNN / MSNBC)

  2. A prominent evangelical Christian magazine called for Trump's removal from office a day after he was impeached by the House. Christianity Today published an editorial charging Trump with attempting "to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents." The magazine said Trump's actions were "not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral." Trump responded by lashing out on Twitter and calling it "far left" magazine that "knows nothing about reading a perfect transcript of a routine phone call and would rather have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President." (Christianity Today / New York Times / Washington Post / The Independent)

reiteration , 2 actually.

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