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The Tom and Tim Show: Failures at the Democratic Party, at the Chronicle, and in homeless policy

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We talk about the best and (all too often) the worst of the week

Tim Redmond
Tim Redmond has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He spent much of that time as executive editor of the Bay Guardian. He is the founder of 48hills.

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  1. I think its more a function of there not being as much litter – what with SFers being more ecology-minded or what.

    That said, Blue Bins are a ‘central collection facility’ for valuables; and the shopping cart crowd is just as likely to pick up ‘litter’ as bend for a bin.

    But there just isn’t the public admonition to ‘not steal’, which is technically what they’re doing. Once the stuff goes into those bins on the curb, it belongs to Recology.

  2. Yeah, it’s far easier for the homeless to steal from the blue bins than it is for them to do something that would be far more useful – retrieving cans and bottles that have been cast aside as litter.

  3. @8:10
    “… get their $1.50 for picking up cans, which they get off the street” -Tim

    I don’t know if exaggeration is a common fault of the Left (when I was a lefty, I lived off the adrenaline – which is only furthered by untruthes like exaggeration), but I can’t remember the last time
    I saw someone, that looked like they were homeless, actually picking up a can/bottle from the gutter. Hundreds and hundreds of times I see them reaching into a City or Blue bin can … for their cans (often showing a lot of ‘can-crack’ in the process).

    Is this ‘advocacy journalism’? or propaganda?

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