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28 1 / 2014

From io9…

"The Google bus riots were one of the most futuristic protests that the San Francisco Bay Area has ever seen. But is the protesters’ rage against rich techies misplaced? According to one city planner, there is some truth to the idea that these shuttles raise rents…"

26 1 / 2014

Looks like someone’s been reading Atlas Shrugged too many times…

From The Wall Street Journal:

"Regarding your editorial "Censors on Campus" (Jan. 18): Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its “one percent,” namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the “rich.”

From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent. There is outraged public reaction to the Google buses carrying technology workers from the city to the peninsula high-tech companies which employ them. We have outrage over the rising real-estate prices which these “techno geeks” can pay. We have, for example, libelous and cruel attacks in the Chronicle on our number-one celebrity, the author Danielle Steel, alleging that she is a “snob” despite the millions she has spent on our city’s homeless and mentally ill over the past decades.

This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking. Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent “progressive” radicalism unthinkable now?

Tom Perkins

San Francisco

Mr. Perkins is a founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.”

21 1 / 2014

From Indymedia:

At 7am this morning, a group of people went to the home of Anthony Levandowski, a Google X developer… ”

17 1 / 2014

From Reuters:

"SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - First, San Francisco-based commuters to Google Inc got buses with plush seats and free WiFi. Now, they are getting security.In recent days, men with earpieces have closely monitored…"

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09 1 / 2014

According to Wired:

"Taking to the water will do little to reverse the economic polarization in the city that’s the real source of resentment toward Google buses."

09 1 / 2014

08 1 / 2014

From Australian news site news.com.au:

ON MONDAY, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee made a quiet, but crucial announcement.

Private shuttle buses, used by tech companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter to take workers to offices just beyond the city limits, will have to pay for using city bus stops.

The seemingly insignificant statement was seen as a win by protest groups angry over the influx of young, entrepreneurial money makers who are pushing up property prices and gentrifying parts of the inner city…”

08 1 / 2014

06 1 / 2014

From SF Chronicle:

"Employee shuttle buses for Silicon Valley technology and Peninsula biotech firms, which have become a symbol of income disparity in San Francisco, will soon be charged for using public bus stops, city officials said Monday…"