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Oracle tech conference: reports

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Posted By: MissMolly, 12/11/2019 4:06:16 AM

Oracle, a major Silicon Valley tech company, will move its annual OpenWorld conference to Las Vegas next year – over concerns about San Francisco’s hotel rates and the city’s “poor street conditions,” according to reports. The loss of OpenWorld, which has been held in San Francisco for about 20 years, is raising new concerns about whether the city’s struggles with homelessness, open drug use and street violence may be scaring off tourism and other business, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. “For the industry, for the city, to have a major conference leave us impacts all of us,” Kevin Carroll, chief executive

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 12/11/2019 5:30:55 AM (No. 258606)
San Francisco: the Soon-to-be Detroit by the Bay. Who wants to go to Detroit? Baltimore? Even East Saint Louie? All these cities and more, destroyed by liberals.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sunhan65 12/11/2019 5:59:21 AM (No. 258620)
FTA: "In Oakland, residents have been placing massive logs around the city in a bid to discourage transients from setting up camp near local businesses." I thought the placing of massive logs was part of the problem.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Strike3 12/11/2019 6:23:18 AM (No. 258637)
This news on top of the cancellation of the AMA conference should wake San Francisco up but it won't. Circling the drain must be a comfortable status for liberals.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mobyclik 12/11/2019 7:00:53 AM (No. 258658)
These are probably mainly rich white guys anyways, and ''we don't your stinking $64 million dollars...you RACISSSTS!'' Right Nancy?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mobyclik 12/11/2019 7:04:36 AM (No. 258662)
Correction: ''We don't WANT your stinking...'' How can you proof read something before hitting 'submit' and NOT notice a word is missing? More coffee.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 12/11/2019 7:54:25 AM (No. 258697)
San Fran has always been one of those places I would like to visit. Not any more. I think California is in the process of losing most of their tourism business. The state is run by a bunch of absolute morons. By the way, more coffee is not the answer. I think some meditation and relaxation is in order. We all make typos. It is the human condition.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFNader 12/11/2019 8:00:11 AM (No. 258703)
Two words. Ya Spose?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum 12/11/2019 8:00:54 AM (No. 258705)
I can never understand how progressives will live with this kind of filth. Being one of the deplorables out here in flyover country I can assure you that no one in my community would stand for that kind of total disregard for respect of property and extreme amount of filth on the streets, not to mention the criminal activity. We might not be as sophisticated as the hoity-toity people of San Francisco, but we would not live in that kind of squalor. When you allow people to use the public streets as restrooms, you have lost any claim to cosmopolitan urbanity. You have moved to third world status. Progressive politics is a destroyer. It offers nothing to enhance the human condition. Misery, chaos, and tyranny will be its outcome. The country class are smart enough to know the ruling class offer nothing of value to us. Let them live in their sanctimonious squalor, jist don’t expect us to bail out them out.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Carmen 12/11/2019 8:08:40 AM (No. 258711)
Those people plops really get slippery.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0 12/11/2019 8:20:11 AM (No. 258723)
We-The-People in fly over country can't impeach Pelosi but the voters in her district can recall her. They should do so with a quickness.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pikachu 12/11/2019 8:43:41 AM (No. 258750)
This year while attending Oracle OpenWorld, I was walk down 4th street when this person (can assume gender in SF even though this person had testicles on display), dropped their jeans,squatted and started to defecate. He was immediately surrounded by five of the SFPD's finest. Not to stop him but to shield him from the crowd on the sidewalk. I asked if they could stop such activity (or at least curb train) but was told that was a definite no. Fished, the pooper pulled up his jeans and scuttled away. The five cops had to guard the site until it could be cleaned. What a great use of SFPD personnel and the SF city council thinks the only reason the officers do not live in their city limits is solely due to housing costs.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Kafka2 12/11/2019 8:54:32 AM (No. 258766)
FTA: "struggles with homelessness, open drug use and street violence" Left out are the street and sidewalks cover in human waste and several cases of typhoid resulting from it. Pelosi must be so proud.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 12/11/2019 8:55:36 AM (No. 258768)
SF's "poor street conditions" mirrors some of the most filthiest urban areas of the third world. Twenty years ago, I traveled to India extensively on World Bank business and witnessed firsthand the filth, feces on sidewalks, rancid trash on street corners, mange-infested dogs, and polluted waters of Delhi and Calcutta, India. It is impossible to properly described conditions at the train stations without being overly graphic. It was beyond disgusting, While SF isn't quite down to this level yet, it is very much on the same path. Even animals are smart enough to know that you don't leave poop in your own nest. Good job, Nan. Now I understand why you have the big security fence wrapped around your mansion.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: little guy 12/11/2019 9:10:46 AM (No. 258785)
This phony Catholic ... a misspelling of "alcoholic" ... is such a piece of garbage she couldn't care less what happens to the peons in her district. WARNING: Even if the Republicans hand the House a classic defeat in November 2020 ---- as they well deserve and have earned --- Pel-lousy is STILL the Speaker and in control from November 10th, 2020 to December 31st, 2020. In those 51 days she can create havoc. She will tell her losing Demo-rat colleagues that they have lost their seats and therefore have nothing more to lose so they can still damage Trump! MMW --- They will impeach Trump again!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: udanja99 12/11/2019 9:32:14 AM (No. 258806)
We should have realized, when Occupy Wall Street did this to city parks a few years back and no one did anything about it, that this would become the normal situation in leftist cities. And I agree with #8. We in flyover country would never put up with this. I guess because we aren’t “tolerant” like the brain dead leftists and we prefer safety, cleanliness and sobriety on our streets.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: banal_resentive 12/11/2019 9:36:28 AM (No. 258818)
We're coming to the point that SF would be a bigger (and cleaner) tourist attraction if it were a nuclear blast crater - once the radiation died down. I wonder if towing a catapult behind your car in SF would be considered illegal carry? Perhaps politics there would change for the better if large globs of "compost" were flung over the walls of the "elites'" compounds in drive-bys. Hiya Nancy, here's a gift for you!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles 12/11/2019 9:48:21 AM (No. 258841)
Since Big Tech is partly responsible for this by enabling the Leftist/marxist/socialist atmosphere in Cali as a whole, they should be forced to live with what filth they have helped to create.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 12/11/2019 9:49:39 AM (No. 258843)
SF is like the neighbor with an alcoholic in the family. They pretend everything is great but have great shame and if you ever see the inside of the house it's a disaster.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: JHHolliday 12/11/2019 9:55:55 AM (No. 258860)
I was there about 15 years ago. Even then the bums were becoming a problem. I thought it was ok...we did the usual tourist things but I wasn't exactly enamored of the city. I wouldn't go back now if someone gave me a free trip.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: bighambone 12/11/2019 9:58:03 AM (No. 258865)
San Francisco leftist and liberal Democrat politicians at all levels can’t be bothered with what is going on as far as city sidewalks and streets are concerned, as those politicians and their operatives are too busy protecting the illegal alien population, and with the Democrat National quest to impeach and remove President Trump from office thus undoing the 2016 election.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Lucky5 12/11/2019 10:13:38 AM (No. 258897)
No one has mentioned how the cops are not allowed enforce any petty laws, like the pooping and exposure, taking drugs. breaking into cars, which is outta control and shoplifting. This city is encouraging lawlessness and it shows. And now with that new horrible Chesa Boudi who is 100% pro criminals we are screwed.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: TJ54 12/11/2019 10:20:12 AM (No. 258906)
The name of the old song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" would more aptly be renamed, "I Lost My Mind in San Francisco!"
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 12/11/2019 11:37:54 AM (No. 259012)
Great news. Who is hell would want to intentionally go to a literal sh**hole like SanFranStinkHole has become? I have no doubt that more of these conventions will locate elsewhere in the future.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: greggojo 12/11/2019 11:42:12 AM (No. 259018)
It's not just at night, btw. The disgusting and obscene behavior goes on during the day. Not just the public defecating and urinating (both of which are legal in SF) and the thousands of dangerous used needles absolutely everywhere (including on bus seats), but the public near nudity, as the gay population boldly walks down the street showing off their right to be outrageous.Then there are the constant car break ins, the extremely aggressive panhandlers, and the drugged up or drunk wanderers. This once beautiful city is an absolute catastrophe. And yet, the residents will not stop electing the most radical (and incompetent) politicians.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Highlander 12/11/2019 12:09:00 PM (No. 259059)
#24; your last sentence reminded me of this quote: "Whom the gods destroy, they first make mad."
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Krause 12/11/2019 12:13:49 PM (No. 259065)
The democrats have low standards. Plus, they are not problem solvers. Trump is a problem solver.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: donsaliman 12/11/2019 12:42:55 PM (No. 259091)
To Pelosi, she is not worried, because in S.F. she has a "D" next to her name and the idiots there will always vote for her
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 12/11/2019 1:52:22 PM (No. 259157)
And by the way Oracle, if I were you, I'd skip Denver and Vancouver for your conference as well. The main drags in both cities are overrun with drug pushers, junkies, and vagrants.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 12/11/2019 2:31:17 PM (No. 259210)
Third world cities created by the democRAT, socialist, progressive, pro-choice, marxist, communist mayors, senators, congresscritters, councilmen, alderman and the like.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Omen55 12/11/2019 2:50:07 PM (No. 259232)
LMAO!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: JediJerry 12/11/2019 3:19:07 PM (No. 259260)
On the good side the offset gain to the $64M unrealized spending is much less carbon dioxide going into the air. So for them it is well worth it. After all what’s more important than saving the planet at any cost or expense.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: earlybird 12/11/2019 6:45:17 PM (No. 259389)
Ironic because Oracle’s headquarters is in Redwood City, not far down the peninsula. When we’d stay at the Sofitel there, we could see Oracle across the lagoon.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: crashnburn 12/11/2019 9:06:05 PM (No. 259460)
I’m no fan of Nancy Pelosi but she doesn’t run SF. That’s Gavin Newsom’s job, along with the city’s supervisors. Still, they’re all cut from the same. DemoniKKKRat cloth.
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