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SF Weekly Letters May 28-June 3, 2014 

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Double Standards

Enjoying the view the public will never see: The SFCTA is hypocritical ["Vapid Transit," Joe Eskenazi, Sucka Free City, 5/21]; it micromanages other agencies' projects funded by the sales tax, yet has always paid for a top-floor office and top-notch equipment with minimal scrutiny. When it was located on Van Ness, it was also occupying a high floor (24th) at no doubt a higher cost. Is that prudent spending of taxpayer dollars, to get a nicer view?

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Blog Comments of the Week

The dating game is not fun: The problems these days with dating is: No. 1, people are too superficial, No. 2, people have very high expectations that they set themselves up for disappointment, and No. 3, people are very addicted to technology ["San Francisco Dating Pool Shrinks Due to The Dating Ring," Mollie McWilliams, the Exhibitionist, 5/21]. If people would put down their devices, they would actually meet a nice man or woman. People put more time into their phones or laptops than they do getting to know the people around them. The one that's right for you just might be sitting next to you in that coffeehouse, but instead you would rather be playing with your phone. Come on now!

Angel M.

Here comes the Big One: Yes, it's coming ["San Francisco Due to Be Destroyed by Earthquake. Or Earthquakes." Joe Eskenazi, the Snitch, 5/20]. San Francisco is a city built on boom or bust. The Marina and most of SOMA below Fourth Street is built on landfill, so it makes no sense why so many expensive residential towers are built on Rincon Hill and the Embarcadero. A strong enough shake will send them descending back into the bay, much like the Marina homes crumpled in 1989 like pancakes. But, hey, enjoy that view while you can!

Maurice R.

Working at home isn't for everyone: I had a period when I was working from home, but basically it was hard for me ["California Tops the List of Best States to Work From Home," Mollie McWilliams, the Exhibitionist, 5/20]. Not to become lazy and disorganized, I was waking up, doing my makeup, and working at coffee shops. I feel more productive and concentrated when I am working somewhere else but home.

Sous K.

Reader feels anti e-cigarette tactics may not work: Prohibition creates desire in the adolescent mind ["San Francisco Ramps Up War on E-Cigarettes," Chris Roberts, the Snitch, 5/20]. As soon as those e-cigs are banned they may become even more in demand by teens, and many might try it who might not have otherwise. It is better to educate teens in an honest manner and give them the knowledge and skills to make choices for themselves, and learn from any consequences that may ensue.

Nancy E.

This guy was lucky, the bison could have crushed him: Buffalo trot faster than most people can run ["Bay to Breakers: Naked Man Arrested After Teasing Bison in Golden Gate Park," Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 5/19]. This could have been so bad. They do have amazingly short breaking distance, so maybe it was just scared of the guy?

Jim H.

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