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Move Silicon Valley to Cleveland
Slate ^ | Matthew Yglesias

Posted on 12/19/2013 9:21:14 PM PST by Lexinom

San Francisco is a great American city. And Google is a great American company. But the two are having some trouble getting along. Last week, anti-eviction protestors surrounded one of Google’s private shuttle buses, which transport employees from their urban homes to the company’s suburban campus, and staged a phony incident in which an alleged Googler unleashed his contempt for the city’s lower orders. Then, just in time for the backlash to the anti-Google backlash, prominent local startup CEO Greg Gopman delivered the real deal in the form of a Facebook rant decrying the San Francisco poor as, in essence, uppity. In other cities, Gopman wrote, “the lower part of society keep to themselves” and “realize it’s a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests.”

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: business; government; technology

1 posted on 12/19/2013 9:21:15 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: Lexinom

Des Moines or Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Omaha, Nebraska, Denton, Texas or Oklahoma City are my suggestions instead.


2 posted on 12/19/2013 9:31:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


3 posted on 12/19/2013 9:36:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Lexinom

“Uppity.” ROFL!!


4 posted on 12/19/2013 9:41:33 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lexinom

“the lower part of society keep to themselves” and “realize it’s a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests.”

Man how these ultra-libs drop the facade.


5 posted on 12/19/2013 9:41:47 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Lexinom

I would love it moving to my beloved hometown


6 posted on 12/19/2013 9:44:38 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Lexinom

Come on down to san Luis Obispo!!!!


7 posted on 12/19/2013 9:47:15 PM PST by realcleanguy
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To: ifinnegan

bttt


8 posted on 12/19/2013 9:52:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Lexinom

It’s not just the location.

What California has in terms of the magnitude of its innovating culture is largely absent elsewhere in the US. The north-east is perhaps a close second. Some parts of Texas and Washington, yes. It’s what’s keeping the wasteful state afloat in spite of it’s grossly inefficient government.


9 posted on 12/19/2013 9:55:57 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Lexinom
San Francisco is a great American city.

Ehrmmm... actually, no it is not. What with touting itself as a 'tolerant' and 'sanctuary' city, and with the hordes of homeless panhandling, assaulting, sleeping, and defecating in every public area to such an extent that most of the tourist industry is warning people about how much of the city is unsafe, it becomes more and more like Mombasa, Kenya or a third-world country every day.

Except that even Mombasa would never put up with homeless panhandlers bothering the tourist trade while being coddled by the city as Frisco does.


And Google is a great American company.

Anyone who would equate a ChiCom -supporting pantywaist company as somehow 'great', lost all credibility right there.

Oh wait. It's 'Slate'. Should have known...

10 posted on 12/19/2013 10:04:50 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Lexinom

Look folks... why do you think Silicon Valley is in the west? The best and the brightest move west.... Things happen in the west.... Here in California there is a sense that this is where great things are created.... I mean people that are innovators want to live in a place that is beautiful, Weather great, and innovators and important people gather around other innovative people.... you know what doesnt ever come up???? “Let’s go to Cleveland”


11 posted on 12/19/2013 10:13:33 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Utilizer
Consider the source.

I found the title... provocative - doubtless the intended effect.

San Francisco is an awful place: high taxes, arrogant people with a chip on their shoulders because they're not millionaires, endemic socialism/communistic tendencies...

12 posted on 12/19/2013 10:27:38 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: James C. Bennett
It’s not just the location. What California has in terms of the magnitude of its innovating culture is largely absent elsewhere in the US.

Without question. And those paying attention understand it's been that way for many decades now, in spite of punitive state government, as you mentioned. With some luck, the governemnt will eventually just collapse into bankruptcy due to those inefficiencies.

13 posted on 12/19/2013 11:04:22 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Lexinom
Remember this — if the liberals should decamp eastward to Offutt, Nebraska (for example), they bring their liberal poison and liberal attitudes from the Bay Area to the new location. That's like transplanting a cancer to another part of the same body to make the body well.
14 posted on 12/19/2013 11:17:39 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Lexinom

CEO Greg Gopman delivered the real deal>>>

The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it’s a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests. And that’s okay.

In downtown SF the degenerates gather like hyenas, spit, urinate, taunt you, sell drugs, get rowdy, they act like they own the center of the city. Like it’s their place of leisure... In actuality it’s the business district for one of the wealthiest cities in the USA. It a disgrace. I don’t even feel safe walking down the sidewalk without planning out my walking path.

You can preach compassion, equality, and be the biggest lover in the world, but there is an area of town for degenerates and an area of town for the working class. There is nothing positive gained from having them so close to us. It’s a burden and a liability having them so close to us. Believe me, if they added the smallest iota of value I’d consider thinking different, but the crazy toothless lady who kicks everyone that gets too close to her cardboard box hasn’t made anyone’s life better in a while.


15 posted on 12/19/2013 11:28:47 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Lexinom

If I didn’t know who the writer is, I would think that he is a complete moron. I’m still right either way.


16 posted on 12/19/2013 11:31:35 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MasterGunner01

C-O-L-O-R-A-D-O !!!!!!!!


17 posted on 12/20/2013 3:16:42 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Lexinom
arrogant people with a chip on their shoulders because they're not millionaires, endemic socialism/communistic tendencies

Agree completely, but the incongruity of that is breathtaking and they refuse to see it.
18 posted on 12/20/2013 3:40:09 AM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Lexinom
Check this snippet out (from the article)...
It’s time for federal authorities to step in and move the show someplace else. Cleveland, say.
FEDERAL AUTHORITIES? Are these people insane?
19 posted on 12/20/2013 6:39:47 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: James C. Bennett

Sorry I haven’t seen more out of California regarding innnovation then I have out of Texas and other oil states (drilling tech), Wisconsin and Cleveland (Centers for US MR and CT tech), New York (financial), etc etc etc.

It just happens that they do more in the way of software. Is Cali more layed back - sure I guess - but that doesn’t translate to innovation. Innovation is 4 parts sweat and 1 part inspiration.


20 posted on 12/20/2013 8:48:51 AM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: reed13k
Sorry I haven’t seen more out of California regarding innnovation then I have out of Texas and other oil states (drilling tech), Wisconsin and Cleveland (Centers for US MR and CT tech), New York (financial), etc etc etc.

It just happens that they do more in the way of software. Is Cali more layed back - sure I guess - but that doesn’t translate to innovation. Innovation is 4 parts sweat and 1 part inspiration.

Yeah, right.

California is the source of 1/4th of patent applications filed, and they are not all software-related (as if software patents are trivial). There's a reason why many hardware / medical equipment companies maintain a large R&D presence in California at great expense, while they shift the low level manufacturing jobs to the South and East (South Carolina).

21 posted on 12/20/2013 11:14:14 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Patents which no longer relate to who invented it but who happened to file first with the recent changes. Not every innovation gets a patent because not everyone is worried about protecting through patent or willing to share information that can then be copied.

You obviously missed my point anyway - Cali ain’t any more special than any other state.


22 posted on 12/20/2013 2:51:16 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: reed13k

As a consultant widely connected to companies in the US and elsewhere worldwide, many of which have large R&D facilities in California only because other locations are not as productive innovation-wise, I think I know what I’m talking about.


23 posted on 12/20/2013 4:08:30 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: reed13k
You obviously missed my point anyway -

I saw no evidence of a lack of comprehension.

Cali ain’t any more special than any other state.

"Special" is ambiguous. Hawaii, for example, has better volcanoes. The criterion here is innovation, for which there is not a close second to California by any metric. Not all of those "innovations" are desirable, but they exist nevertheless.

24 posted on 12/20/2013 10:59:01 PM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take everything you own to pay for it.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I caught that, too. Disturbing, is it not, how so many think, “they” should do this or that = the gubmint...


25 posted on 12/20/2013 11:21:21 PM PST by Lexinom
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