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Old 02-28-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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You can't make this stuff up!

Oakland mayor apologizes for promoting lock-picking class - San Jose Mercury News

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One skill that appears all too common in Oakland these days is the ability to pick a lock. Burglaries jumped more than 40 percent last year, and not all of them involved window smashes.

So it came as quite a surprise to residents that Mayor Jean Quan's most recent newsletter included a plug for a class on how to pick locks.

The class is geared toward people who misplace their keys, but that didn't keep Quan's write-up about it from going over about as well with readers as a ransacked living room.
Quan was panned by members of an Upper Dimond neighborhood chat group.

"This is awful," one person wrote. "How could she possible do that in this climate? What's next? The fundamentals of armed robbery?"

 
Old 02-28-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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That's actually pretty funny...
 
Old 02-28-2013, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Respectful posts from various perspectives remain fully endorsed; however bashing and bullying of either cities or posters will NOT be tolerated.

https://www.city-data.com/forum/san-f...ed-topics.html
I wonder if the entire premise, title and content of this thread qualifies as bashing a city?
 
Old 02-28-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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That's actually pretty funny...
It's hilarious.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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Originally Posted by 18Montclair View Post
I wonder if the entire premise, title and content of this thread qualifies as bashing a city?
Are you sure you understand the use of the word bashing?

Bashing: To engage in harsh, accusatory, threatening criticism.

This firmly falls into humorous commentary, and news.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Are you sure you understand the use of the word bashing?

Bashing: To engage in harsh, accusatory, threatening criticism.
This definition of 'bashing' is not found anywhere in the TOS or in the thread sticked to the top of this subforum by the Moderator.

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This firmly falls into humorous commentary, and news.
Walking the line may have worked in the past, but not anymore:

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Due to the overwhelming propensity for devolving into personal attacks, off-topic rants, bashing and other disruptive behavior, the following topic is restricted and tightly moderated:

San Francisco-Oakland Crime
Clearly, the issue of crime in Oakland is now restricted and tightly moderated and even in jest, this and other similarly snide and indendiary threads are really not acceptable if the guidelines set forth by Sam_I_Am are valid.

We've bickered over this issue for years, its time to put it to rest.

Not to worry though Goldstein, the mods will settle this in short order.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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I hope they do by removing your off-topic post so the rest of us can discuss this humorous topic.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Location: yeah
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Originally Posted by 18Montclair View Post
I wonder if the entire premise, title and content of this thread qualifies as bashing a city?
Even though that is the desired effect, Quan warrants this kind of negative attention herself.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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Mayor Quan is making Ron Dellums look like a civic service genius.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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I hope they do by removing your off-topic post so the rest of us can discuss this humorous topic.
Unfortunately for you and imost ronically probably because of you, CITIES in the SF forum have now been elevated to a new protective status because of the endless barrage(we're talking hundreds if not thousands of posts) of insults and fearmongering that has been leveled by you directly at Oakland.

I suppose we should thank you, actually.

LOL
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