Vincent Blafard 
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Re: “Perhaps You Need a Dating Coach

Thank god I'm not young. How horrible that people are expected to promote themselves as brands in order to meet someone.
No wonder people are unhappy.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 02/19/2019 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Get Your Drink On At These New East Bay Breweries

Please, can some adventurous Oakland craft brewery stop kowtowing to the IPA trend (that is what it is at this point) and regularly brew at least ONE of the following:

1. German altbier
2. Extra Special Bitter
3. Irish red
4. A porter and/or stout without it being "smoked," or containing chocolate or lactose
5. Brown ale
6. Baltic porter that isn't served in a precious 3 oz. glass
7. Old School Asshole Colonialist style IPA (yeah, you can use that name by giving me a 10% cut of sales)
8. Scotch strong ale that isn't served in a 3 oz. glass as if it's made of gold
9. CASK ALE, which will entail a neck-bearded brewer to boast of his unparalleled maintenance of cellar temperature (in Celsius, of course)

Bitter Old Fart (you can use that name for the ESB...again, a 10% cut of the sales for me)

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 01/31/2019 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Fixing Oakland’s Death Traps

gotta wonder how these buildings were allowed to be built in the first place.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 01/30/2019 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Police Killed a Man Who Had a Razor Blade But Safely Arrested Another Who Had Two Replica Guns

A razor blade in comparison to three cops with how many bullets between them, all standing probably 20 feet away, with the gift of speech and years of training, yet...BLAM! Cops are not trained in dealing with citizens with psychological issues apparently.

Oh, Ernest. Nothing more terrible than another unnecessary murder by the police, don't you think? Or should these things go unquestioned?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 01/03/2019 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Can Building Housing Lower Rents?

Mr Bruce, who cares what Cleveland is like at the moment? The tech workers will demand for there to be all the stuff they need and want to make their lives more pleasant and convenient (bing bag chairs, Chipotle, $15 cocktails, Michelin starred bistros, soulless condos).

And really, it's not like tech workers come here because they *want* to live in San Francisco--or god-forbid!-- Oakland. Ewwww! They come here for a high paying job and price out all of us service and non-profit workers, teachers, working class families, etc, thus helping create the socioeconomic disaster we have now. Oops...sorry Cleveland. Never mind.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 01/03/2019 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Can Building Housing Lower Rents?

Tech companies need to go to Des Moines or Cleveland or Buffalo...Tallahassee, Kansas City. There are plenty of cities out there. Go "disrupt' somewhere else.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 01/03/2019 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Where's the Affordable Housing?

Michael Good,
If everyone who can't afford to live here because they are priced out actually left, then who would be making your latte or stocking the shelves of your local Whole Foods? Yeah, service workers whom you depend on for literally everything. Your Libertarian Dreamworld may sound great to you and your ilk on paper, but in real life it doesn't work.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 01/02/2019 at 11:22 AM

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