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I received an email today from a client that included their preferred pronouns. Apparently it's a company-wide initiative for them.

I'm thankful for this. Not from a gender identity perspective, but from the perspective of someone who will ALWAYS guess the wrong gender for a name from another country that I've never heard before, even if I google it first. :lol:
So what are they?
 

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Half of FG: "Fuck Kommiefornia!"

Kneejerk much, guys?
 

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I kind of agree with Necro on this, working with people from a lot of different races/cultures it's difficult to figure out what pronouns to use, so it can be helpful.
 

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Half of FG: "Fuck Kommiefornia!"

Kneejerk much, guys?
Having traveled to California often with work, there’s nowhere else id want to go repeatedly. Low humidity, decent weather, good scenery, what’s not to like?
 

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Mmmm no? And I’ve been to a Chula Vista.
Mmmm, yes.

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/01/634626538/san-francisco-squalor-city-streets-strewn-with-trash-needles-and-human-feces

San Francisco's streets are so filthy that at least one infectious disease expert has compared the city to some of the dirtiest slums in the world.

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of the city in February, finding giant mounds of trash and food on the majority of streets. At least 100 discarded needles and more than 300 piles of human feces were also found in downtown San Francisco, according to the report.

San Francisco's new mayor, London Breed, had proposed adding nearly $13 million to the city's $65 million street cleaning budget over the next two years, according to NBC Bay Area.
Last paragraph shows just how clueless they are. Instead of addressing root causes, they just spend more in a futile effort to clean up afterwards.
 

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Dude, I’ve been there and have walked the streets multiple times. It’s not every street and honestly would take some doing to find it.
 

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Dude, I’ve been there and have walked the streets multiple times. It’s not every street and honestly would take some doing to find it.
That used to be the case, but as my friend who was there recently on contract said and sent me video proof of, it's in quite a lot of places in prime areas in downtown SF of late.

There are even "fecal maps" of SF now. It's amazing how fast it's gone to, er, shit.
https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/human-wasteland-map-plots-all-of-san-franciscos-poop
https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/map-street-sidewalk-poop-feces-311-report-waste-13278828.php
 
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Dude, I’ve been there and have walked the streets multiple times. It’s not every street and honestly would take some doing to find it.
I went last November for a conference, and was looking forward to revisiting my (no longer) favourite American city... and it is everything that he says. I had to sidestep human excrement frequently. A woman out of her gourd on crystal meth was nearly passed out riding the elevator with me. Another woman was sitting not on the curb, but on the base of a tree planter, with her pants around her ankles and her bare ass on the concrete.

Anecdotal? Yes, but this is becoming the norm for San Francisco.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/san-francisco-decline-failed-government-policies/

Keep in mind, I used to live in downtown Vancouver and would walk through the infamous DTES (downtown east side) on a regular basis. I've long since been desensitized to seeing drug use and homelessness. SF's problem is proliferating.
 

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I went last November for a conference, and was looking forward to revisiting my (no longer) favourite American city... and it is everything that he says. I had to sidestep human excrement frequently. A woman out of her gourd on crystal meth was nearly passed out riding the elevator with me. Another woman was sitting not on the curb, but on the base of a tree planter, with her pants around her ankles and her bare ass on the concrete.

Anecdotal? Yes, but this is becoming the norm for San Francisco.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/san-francisco-decline-failed-government-policies/

Keep in mind, I used to live in downtown Vancouver and would walk through the infamous DTES (downtown east side) on a regular basis. I've long since been desensitized to seeing drug use and homelessness. SF's problem is proliferating.
To add to that - as you're a doctor, you'll appreciate this more than anyone else.

They're starting to find outbreaks of medieval diseases in San Francisco and the rest of California, related to the filth they have (which 93Flareside denies is there). Diseases like typhus, trench fever and worse that haven't been seen in significant numbers in the West in a century or in most of the world since the post-war mass world vaccination drives.

https://khn.org/news/medieval-diseases-flare-as-unsanitary-living-conditions-proliferate/

Though there are cases elsewhere, the overwhelming majority of these 'new' cases are in.... California.

Visiting California? Might want to make sure your entire suite of vaccinations for third world hellhole diseases is up to date....
 

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I’m not denying it. I’m just trying to share my expierence and that it’s not like you’re walking around in a lake of poo from your hotel.
 
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