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Google is building its own town near its
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parks, restaurants, and affordable housing

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 9/5/2020 5:42:19 PM

Google hopes to build a new, town-like campus near its Silicon Valley headquarters. The company this month unveiled its proposal for Middlefield Park, a revamped 40-acre site in the city of Mountain View, California, where Google's main headquarters is currently based. The plan includes a parks network, retail space, office space, and even a public pool and sports field. The tech giant also plans to add as many as 1,850 residential units, and the company says 20% of those units will be affordable housing. The housing commitment follows a $1 billion pledge Google made last year to housing in the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: marbles 9/5/2020 5:55:06 PM (No. 532562)
They're building a future slum.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: stevendm 9/5/2020 5:57:31 PM (No. 532563)
Will they have a police force?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: czechlist 9/5/2020 5:58:28 PM (No. 532564)
Tennessee Ernie Ford "...I owe my soul to the company store" Trains, windmills, now company towns - progressives are so 19th century
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JL80863 9/5/2020 6:04:47 PM (No. 532565)
Will they have homeless tents, junkies, feces on the sidewalks and overdose deaths like the real world they encourage?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 9/5/2020 6:08:02 PM (No. 532569)
Commies gotta comm....
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Reply 6 - Posted by: checkmatekingtwo 9/5/2020 6:31:28 PM (No. 532589)
Hmmmmmm. Don't see houses of worship included in the planned community. Why not?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 9/5/2020 6:33:07 PM (No. 532591)
Makes no sense as all Google ppl can work from home wherever they want to live... KAG
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Scribelus 9/5/2020 6:56:38 PM (No. 532600)
To be named “Utopia”, no doubt.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bogeegolf 9/5/2020 6:58:31 PM (No. 532602)
When can we start rioting?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 9/5/2020 7:12:05 PM (No. 532612)
Won't be the first "company town."
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Reply 11 - Posted by: joew9 9/5/2020 7:24:41 PM (No. 532619)
Wonder if any Americans are going to be allowed to live there.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Petronius 9/5/2020 7:27:09 PM (No. 532620)
More like a medieval serfdom.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: WestCoast 9/5/2020 8:03:20 PM (No. 532631)
parks, retail, sports, pool plus almost 2000 residential units on 40 acres. That has got to be a whole lot of tiny (really tiny) houses. A 1/4 acre (small) lot would not even allow for 160 single family homes not even counting, streets, etc. I guess if the employees want to live in a rabbit hutch apartment they could shoehorn that many people into that area.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Sergeant Major 9/5/2020 8:07:06 PM (No. 532636)
I'll wager their "company town" won't resemble the ones in West Virginia coal country. Nor will their "company store".
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Deepthinker 9/5/2020 8:26:32 PM (No. 532651)
Gun shops?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: web 9/5/2020 8:33:37 PM (No. 532659)
Every time I hear about Google having placed themselves in the middle of the Santa Clara valley, it really makes me mad. I grew up in Cupertino California, and used to roam through the orchards that once occupied the space that they now sully with their presence. Once beautiful orchards and creeks torn out to make space for these ignorant and arrogant yuppies. What a shame.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jennie C. 9/5/2020 8:47:19 PM (No. 532668)
No doubt filled with white folks, and well-educated Blacks (whom the activists will decry as Uncle Toms).
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Reply 18 - Posted by: uptoome 9/5/2020 8:50:23 PM (No. 532669)
Will they have their own police department?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: peebster 9/5/2020 8:53:11 PM (No. 532673)
The Google campus began in the over-the-top, avant garde buildings Silicon Graphics constructed as monuments to themselves. Of course, SGI almost failed. Google is too big to fail, but these type of self-agrandizing projects are rarely successful. But we'll never know if it's a success or not since no media would dare be critical of Google.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 9/5/2020 9:37:15 PM (No. 532701)
@#2 - They already have a police force. It's called the Algorithm Police.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: OhioNick 9/5/2020 9:51:27 PM (No. 532713)
Red pill or blue bill? Seriously, it's just a matter of time before every resident of this town is chipped so they can be connected to the Google borg.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Quigley 9/5/2020 10:27:08 PM (No. 532722)
The old “company town” is making a comeback. With it’s own defunded police nonforce. But I’m sure the riffraff will be kept out by the not-too-seen top secret police force.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Faithfully 9/5/2020 11:06:44 PM (No. 532736)
The creators of Google and Facebook know that they have created a monster. They are only young men and look what they have wrought. They are aware that because of themselves, the world will never be the same.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Trigger2 9/5/2020 11:56:41 PM (No. 532748)
Did the national organization of eco-terrorists give Google a pass on all their greeney demands?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 9/6/2020 1:55:41 AM (No. 532806)
They are just trying to out-Apple Apple in their monster circle HQs a few miles away in Appleville, oh, yes, Cupertino. And #16, web, next time you are back in Cupertino on a Sunday, come visit our wonderful Church, Creekside Bible Church, by Creekside Park, just south of Stevens Creek and Appleville. Our wonderful Sheriffs are letting us worship outside at 9am each LORD’s Day, by the Grace of God. [It’s worth the weekly commute from Monterey (to see two Grandblessings and parents, in San Jose)... the best of both worlds, until Heaven.] KAG
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Skeptical1 9/6/2020 12:04:11 PM (No. 533156)
It looks nice. Office parks here on the SF Peninsula are getting more and more park-like, but all that beautiful landscaping is kind of wasted on nights and weekends. Adding shops and housing makes sense. I could see living in a place like that if you want to be in an apartment. Private ownership (depending on how the parks are deeded) could be the answer to homeless infestation. Google is evil, of course, but at least they give us some good stuff.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: StrikingViking 9/6/2020 1:55:37 PM (No. 533248)
Why the tightly-regulated Ma Bell was broken up and the unregulated Google is allowed to become a Leviathan puzzles me greatly. Google is now in a position where it can dictate to our political class rather than vise-versa. We musts neutralize this beast before we hear it say: "Resistance is futile. Prepare to be assimilated."
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