Startup CEO says SF is full of homeless degenerates

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.


  • just don’t call him a techie. ’cause that’s a slur.

  • Kris

    Just so we’re clear, you’re under the impression that people are thugs and drug dealers because of their plight?

    • lucascott

      Some might be, most are either crazies that wandered off, lazy kids with no job or desire for one, or decent folks that are actually willing to collect cans or sing for their supper etc.

      There are several can guys around my office and they are polite enough so we ‘hired’ one to come every week to pick up our cans and bottles. That is all he would take from us, no charity. We respect that and many of us bring bottles from home to add to his pickup

  • Having worked in and lived near San Francisco, I can say I have never had to avoid low hanging condoms hanging from light sconces on buildings, human excrement in the middle of sidewalks and building entrances or physically escorted panhandlers out of office buildings in any other city. Maybe I’m just lucky to have avoided that in the other cities I’ve worked.

    • lucascott

      He’s exaggerating it but it does happen in certain areas. I’ve seen the street pissers in la and sf. But not as much as he makes it sound

  • One of the few times I will agree with this form of response. This guy seriously needs to get bent.

  • Moeskido

    I bet this shitstain would’ve been a Giuliani fan. Why bother helping the people you’ve displaced when you can simply move them out of sight of your delicate sensibilities?

  • G

    This douche must come from a long line of plantation owners.

  • T_Will

    When traveling around NYC, I didn’t run into aggressive panhandlers or have to plug my nose walking down the street. I can’t say that much for SF, a city I avoid if possible.

  • lucascott

    Some of his comments are legit. California decided about a decade ago that it would be a civil rights style violation to prohibit the homeless from sleeping on sidewalks, on bus benches, pissing on streets etc. Happens in Los Angeles etc too.

    That said, his tone and lack of doing anything about it are douche. Get the laws changed, force the cities to build shelters, build them yourself, anything but simply be nasty.