Phil Allen 
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Re: “Criminalizing the Unsheltered is Not the Solution to Oakland's Housing Crisis

Homelessness is un-American. The governments (federal on down) have not yet figured out how to solve the physical dilemma without appearing so themselves.
There is also the very obvious fact that current and future numbers of our exceptional specie are unsustainable in concentrated areas. If we were spread out evenly, there'd be 100 people for each square mile ..

Posted by Phil Allen on 07/18/2019 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Fires, Refugees, Traffic, Gentrification ... So Why Isn't Anyone Talking About Population?

I did a rough calculation recently: World population divided into ALL land area. I came up with 100 per square mile. (Do your own figures, for fun.)
Just conceive--everywhere you (might) go (if you could, but you must stay put), we're there. I'd say we're pretty thick, and getting thicker ..

Posted by Phil Allen on 07/07/2019 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Rainbow Flag Flap Unfurls Across East Bay

There is a long-overlooked issue with flag display, whether outside public buildings or from other flagpoles: Official flags are often flown where they have no real relevance. In Dublin's case, the city flag is dreadful, so a bit more colorful relief is sought. As with the Emeryville case, the national and state flags are flown to remind us of something or other, but city halls are municipal structures, and official flags should announce this clearly. Instead, we have patriotic and Golden State overkill ..

Posted by Phil Allen on 06/06/2019 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Arreguin Sees the Light on the Density

The Borg have all but taken over, without tapping our memory banks.

The 2020 election should be about the last one ..

Posted by Phil Allen on 02/28/2019 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Can Building Housing Lower Rents?

In short, we're running out of everything but people, apparently the most cancerous of all species ..

Posted by Phil Allen on 01/03/2019 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Should Berkeley Police Be Using 'Spit Hoods?'

So, the BPD is the only local constabulary to do this? Or to lame out on keeping germane statistics? Hard to believe ..

Posted by Phil Allen on 12/27/2018 at 10:28 AM

Re: “The 10 Best Movies of 2018 — And More Recommendations in a Stellar Year for Film

The one movie I saw--'Death of Stalin'--made your list. The price of popcorn keeps me away ..

Posted by Phil Allen on 12/27/2018 at 10:21 AM

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