Friday, August 31, 2018
SFO warns cabbies to stop urinating, defecating in taxi lot - by j_rodriguez - August 27, 2018 - The San Francisco Examiner
SFO is cracking down on cabbies who are increasingly urinating and defecating in the airport’s taxi parking lot.
The San Francisco International Airport called the conditions a “health hazard” in an open email to cabbies.
The social norm against public pooping seems to be breaking down in the Bay Area.
A group of lay Catholic women have written an open letter to Pope Francis, demanding that he answer the questions raised by the recent allegations in the letter from former U.S. nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.
In the opening of their letter, the women recall a quote from Pope Francis on the role of women in the Church: “You have said that you seek ‘a more incisive female presence in the Church’ and that ‘women are capable of seeing things with a different angle from [men], with a different eye. Women are able to pose questions that we men are not able to understand.’”
“We write to you, Holy Father, to pose questions that need answers,” the letter notes.
Seems like it at least merits a denial.
California's biggest boondoggle just broke the bank.
Not only is the massive high-speed rail project 11 years behind schedule and billions in the red, managers are now saying they will need to ramp up spending to hit a 2033 deadline.
California’s money pit cost taxpayers $3.1 million a day last year. That’s small potatoes compared to what they’ll have to shell out over the next four if they want to meet their deadline and hit their $77 billion budget.
But think of all the lawyers and consultants it keeps in their Mercedeses.
“I was sitting there playing with the kids when my wife screamed,” he said, adding that he and his 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son had coincidentally just finished watching “Jurassic Park.”
It's just a monitor lizard, for heaven's sake. Just let it be and it will leave you alone, though it might eat your cat I suppose.
Capping off a week of attacks on the company, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) called Thursday for an investigation into search giant Google's possibly anti-competitive practices. Hatch expressed concern in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission that Google was abusing its dominant market position by excluding competitors from its search advertisements. Google controls about 90 percent of global searches, a position it could potentially leverage to exclude would-be competitors from the market.
Central to Hatch's criticisms are Google's data collection and privacy practices, which he claimed exacerbate the firm's potential to crowd out components. Several of Hatch's Senate colleagues, he noted, have previously expressed concern to Google over its data collection practices, including giving actual content of Gmail emails to third-party developers.
It is with no small amount of frustration to this Catholic in particular to see the latest revelations of abuse and cover-up played out in political terms, both in the media and within the Catholic Church’s hierarchy. News outlets focus on the split between conservatives and liberals, and hint that the outrage is getting stoked by “an influential and tightly knit conservative Catholic digital media network” that wants to undermine Pope Francis. At the same time, both the media and many in the episcopate believe that the real crisis is in support for the pontiff rather than the continuing refusal to deal with the decades-long pattern of abuse and cover-up in the church.
The Los Angeles Times took aim at Vigano, describing his claims as “unsubstantiated.” They also cite “church experts” who insist that his letter “may be less about those allegations than about power struggles within the church hierarchy,” pointing to Pope Francis’s more liberal positions.
Funny, you can make a similar argument in the press’s defense of the pope.
It's touching to see the MSM so sensitive to the feelings of Catholics.
Luck is probably a good way to describe surviving a shark attack, but Lytton didn’t just lay back and pray that the animal would release its grasp. He says he repeatedly pounded his fists against the side of the shark, likely striking it in its gills, and kept doing so until it decided to abort its attack.
Yeah, the shark probably didn't notice it was being punched.
“Yes, K9 Jester loved to work and does have a couple more years left to work, but this does not mean he should lose the one person who he formed such a special bond with,” the GoFundMe account read. “I think some of us forget that working dogs are dogs with emotions too.”
An occupational hazard I suppose. Cute picture.