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Human waste shuts down BART escalators
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 25, 2012 | Will Kane

Posted on 07/26/2012 5:19:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

When work crews pulled open a broken BART escalator at San Francisco's Civic Center Station last month, they found so much human excrement in its works they had to call a hazardous-materials team.

While the sheer volume of human waste was surprising, its presence was not. Once the stations close, the bottom of BART station stairwells in downtown San Francisco are often a prime location for homeless people to camp for the night or find a private place to relieve themselves.

All those biological excretions can gum up the wheels and gears of BART's escalators, shutting them down for long periods of extended repairs, increasing station cleaning costs and creating an unpleasant aroma for morning commuters.

....."Nobody wants to be walking in urine and feces, I know that, (but) if we don't see it or the person doesn't admit to it, they can just say it was someone else," Jenkins said. "Certain crimes you don't see, you can't enforce."

BART police officers sweep "each and every stairwell at each and every station" before the stations open in the morning and ask people who spent the night in the station to move somewhere else, Jenkins said......

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: sanfrancisco

1 posted on 07/26/2012 5:19:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Aren’t you glad that taxpayer dollars fund public toilets


2 posted on 07/26/2012 5:24:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She’s too good to walk through that mess. Obviously.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 5:28:15 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That wealthy moron doesn’t care.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 5:29:15 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

ROFL!! A picture of the excrement to drive home the point! Brava!


5 posted on 07/26/2012 5:30:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve got more respect for the mess than I do for her.


6 posted on 07/26/2012 5:33:09 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You didn’t have to show us a picture of it!


7 posted on 07/26/2012 5:35:46 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: cripplecreek
Aren’t you glad that taxpayer dollars fund public toilets.

I believe they tried that, but in San Francisco it appears that escalators are for defecation, and public toilets are for having gay sex. Both of which, perhaps not coincidentally, involve excrement.

8 posted on 07/26/2012 5:37:55 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

San Francisco

enough said


9 posted on 07/26/2012 5:37:55 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Farmer Dean

If she wants this in BART stations, then she should become a “night soil woman”, maybe?


10 posted on 07/26/2012 5:38:17 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Human waste shuts down BART escalators

When I saw the title, I thought there had been another OWS protest.

11 posted on 07/26/2012 5:41:42 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: cripplecreek

Duh!!! Why not just declare the defecatories off limits to camping and enforce
it???


12 posted on 07/26/2012 5:45:08 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: GreenHornet

“When I saw the title, I thought there had been another OWS protest.”

It’s always an OWS protest in ‘Frisco.


13 posted on 07/26/2012 5:51:01 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Olog-hai
She’s too good to walk through that mess. Obviously.

Yes but she wants all us plebes riding public transportation.

14 posted on 07/26/2012 6:00:01 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Frankly, I don’t care what happens in Frisco. They can shit in their own nest if they so desire.


15 posted on 07/26/2012 6:01:05 AM PDT by GnL
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Here in Atlanta, the homeless take the MARTA elevator,
stop it between floors, take a dump, then continue
and exit. Nasty.


16 posted on 07/26/2012 6:04:48 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a s****y place San Francisco has become....a cesspool in every sense of the word. They are appropriately represented by Pelousy.


17 posted on 07/26/2012 6:12:49 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This thread is going down hill .....from the start.........


18 posted on 07/26/2012 6:16:34 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Cincinatus

You made me laugh so hard that I almost threw up at the same time.

great post.

Blessings, Bobo


19 posted on 07/26/2012 6:19:09 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Walking around San Francisco always has a peculiar scent, Odeur de Homeless.


20 posted on 07/26/2012 6:23:04 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

SF is spending $2 BILLION for a useless 1.7 mile “Central Subway” that nobody wants and it really isn’t needed for transportation. It’s great they are building a new crapper for the bums.


21 posted on 07/26/2012 6:27:07 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

BART didn't build those escalators,
my purely green/organic maintenance
programs did.

22 posted on 07/26/2012 6:52:17 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

>> .....”Nobody wants to be walking in urine and feces, I know that, (but) if we don’t see it or the person doesn’t admit to it, they can just say it was someone else,” Jenkins said. “Certain crimes you don’t see, you can’t enforce.” <<

Yeah, like there’s no DNA or cameras.


23 posted on 07/26/2012 7:00:41 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A purely practical solution: a three-foot high stall with roof and a simple hole in the floor. Material drops into a holding area and then is robotically pushed into a moving stream funneling to sewer line.

Most people would rather die than use this facility in public. It will mainly solve the homeless’ needs.


24 posted on 07/26/2012 7:44:08 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Seems like it would be more cost effective to put a few porta-potties around down there.


25 posted on 07/26/2012 8:04:50 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“San Francisco!
Open your golden gate!
So I can crap on it.....”


26 posted on 07/26/2012 9:06:42 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Symbolism .. and folks wonder why Liebralism smells so bad. Look at its ‘fruits’.


27 posted on 07/26/2012 9:06:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Nobody wants to be walking in urine and feces” - Oh, yeah? Did you ask Barney Frank?


28 posted on 07/26/2012 9:08:32 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You just had to turn this thread into show and tell, didn’t you? Thanks a lot!


29 posted on 07/26/2012 10:11:58 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Nancy should camp out at the bottom some day to observe and report on her findings.


30 posted on 07/26/2012 11:14:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Cincinatus; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
ROFL!! A picture of the excrement to drive home the point! Brava!

There's a slideshow at the site.

I can just picture the editor in the newsroom with a cigar in his mouth, "Now Liz, I want you to go down there and don't come back until you get pictures!"

31 posted on 07/26/2012 11:19:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: BerryDingle
Nice pic of the LORD of THE (F)LIES.
32 posted on 07/26/2012 11:31:11 AM PDT by Studebaker Hawk (These geeks are a dime-a-dozen. I'm looking for the man with the dimes. Freddy Blassy)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Nobody wants to be walking in urine and feces" or... listen to it either!
33 posted on 07/26/2012 11:37:02 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Excuse my profanity, but that’s a s**t eating grin.

Or maybe I should say, she looks “relieved.”


34 posted on 07/26/2012 3:33:21 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
All those biological excretions can gum up the wheels and gears of BART's escalators, shutting them down for long periods of extended repairs,

"Oh, crap! Looks like we're going to need a whole bunch of No. 2 screwdrivers"

35 posted on 07/26/2012 3:41:11 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpZzehuWdM4


36 posted on 07/26/2012 7:19:08 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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