Scooter Wars Wednesday

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Some people are tossing the scooters into trash cans and lakes. Others are tripping over them on the sidewalk, complaining of broken toes and dangerous collisions.

The San Francisco war over electric scooters – which several startups have dumped on to sidewalks in a competitive rush to launch unregulated rental programs – dramatically escalated on Monday when the city attorney sent cease-and-desist letters, warning that authorities would “impound” the motorized devices to stop the “dangerous” and “unlawful operation”.

The battle has made international headlines and sparked hyperbolic statements from the companies, some implying that the regulatory efforts ran counter to a democratic process. In San Francisco, the scooters have become the latest target in debates over public space, inequality and tech-induced gentrification.

@ THE GUARDIAN

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16 Responses to Scooter Wars Wednesday

  1. Micki says:

    Jim,
    I had NEVER heard of frozen sushi until seeing your comment on last thread…and it’s made in my own backyard…surfaced 11 years ago!

    https://www.seattletimes.com/business/banzai-sushi-has-got-it-down-cold/

    Who woulda thunk?

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  2. jimhitchcock says:

    Helps to have a cast iron stomach.

    Didn’t see the Seattle roll at Wally World yesterday (the only reason I’ll set foot in the place). Banzai has scaled up, though, price was $5.54 for a 13 oz pkg-15 pieces.

    Not sure they cook the fish anymore, the shrimp rolls I like seem to be uncooked.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Declensions:

    Sing
    Sang
    Sung

    Swim
    Swam
    Swum

    Ding
    Dang
    Dung

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  4. jimhitchcock says:

    (preemptive) What movie, Carol??

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    • °¿º Carol says:

      “Transformer: Age of Extinction,” but I had to stop it. The DVD kept hanging up. Went upstairs to the LR and caught up with last night’s Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel. I try to only watch the opening monologues, to save time, skip the guests. I do get sucked in to a guest though here and there.

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  5. Den says:

    I want some of what he is smokin. 😉

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Typical 15 minutes to the Hillside Cafe. Where is everybody? Did they all flunk out? I don’t think that is possible for WSU freshmen.

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  7. Den says:

    Maximize your mowing:

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  8. °¿º Carol says:

    Had a really nice time w/ my two kids today. Pete drove us to that fabric shop, in Royal Oak. On the way home Jill took us to lunch at her favorite eatery in Brighton. OH my GOD was it good food. Holy smokes. I had a Petite Filet Mignon, we had two fantastic appetizers that we shared. Had some fancy Martini, don’t remember what they called it, but it was kind of sweet. If not I would NEVER have had a Martini, blech. It was strong, we didn’t have a second one but we had to have another drink so we got a Margarita. Just Jill and I, Pete doesn’t drink. He’s the perfect chauffeur and designated driver.

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  9. °¿º Carol says:

    Still cold here. Birds have built nests in my nest boxes, I could hear robins singing in the arborvitaes like they do every spring. Even with the awful weather the birds carry on.

    I’m missing listening to the arborvitae robins sing. They roost there at dusk every early spring, before babies are born. I think of it as a boarding house, all the single ladies and boys before they hook up. As the spring goes on not many robins in the boarding house, they move out.

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  10. °¿º Carol says:

    Oh, I put a new furnace filter in around Christmas. I have that oversized box on the furnace that holds a thick filter. It cost about $30 at Meijer’s. I only change it once a year. That’s what I wanted, that and the humidifier, when we got that new furnace. Water in the air, and not having to change filters all the time.

    The furnace only came on about an hour ago, the sun came out in the afternoon and that warmed up the house. While I could smell that odor somewhat, it didn’t drive me nuts. Yet. I googled getting the ducts cleaned and I may do that soon.

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