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Old 02-06-2017, 12:28 AM
 
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Someone needs to take this further by making an app that uses this data to sound an alert when user is approaching landmine, and perhaps suggest alternate walking paths.

Not discounting San Francisco is pretty dirty, but do that many tourists go wandering around in Tenderloins stepping in human waste? I know there are lots of tourists along Market Street to the SE and Geary northward, but aside from that you're just on a flophouse tour.
Tenderloin is right smack in the middle of downtown, close to many civic buildings, so it is very easy to wander into the area, even unintentionally.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Someone needs to take this further by making an app that uses this data to sound an alert when user is approaching landmine, and perhaps suggest alternate walking paths.

Not discounting San Francisco is pretty dirty, but do that many tourists go wandering around in Tenderloins stepping in human waste? I know there are lots of tourists along Market Street to the SE and Geary northward, but aside from that you're just on a flophouse tour.

how about those little flags like the landscapers use to notify people that they sprayed chemicals on the lawn?
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Hey but look at the bright side...it's a sanctuary city.
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I was there in December and was staying at a hotel close to there.. I saw many piles and many needles as well.
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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I was there in December and was staying at a hotel close to there.. I saw many piles and many needles as well.
Looks like Mexico it is!!
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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This is quite sad that one of the greatest cities, in one of the richest and most innovative area in the world looks like that. What do residents, tourists and business travellers think about it? I have been to SFO in 2009 and 2010, and did not see that huge problems over there. When I returned in 2012, homeless population and human waste / smell issue became more and more dominant. I went for a small walk at 6 in the morning because I still had some little jetlag and found a homeless at every corner or bench around my hotel. Somehow I do not feel to go back there in 2017. Isn't it stupid to give up that touristic potential ? Just build some damn public restrooms somewhere in the suburbs.
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Old 02-07-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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SF, the most liberal city in the US. You'd think all that liberalness would mean a civic-minded population that picks up litter and supports great services for the poor and homeless.
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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SF, the most liberal city in the US. You'd think all that liberalness would mean a civic-minded population that picks up litter and supports great services for the poor and homeless.
those liberal minded people probably live nowhere close to where there is most human waste. they just want other people to do/pay for the noble things they love so much.
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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They could rename the great, old song this: I Left My Poop in San Francisco.


The problem needs a solution. I can think of only one.
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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What does this have to do with left, right, liberal or conservative? This is a public health issue.
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