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SF Weekly Letters For Feb. 11 - Feb. 17, 2016 

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Insanity equals compassion plus money: How did the city "create" this encampment? ("Goal Line Sneak," Rick Paulas, 2/4/16). The homeless have been roaming around S.F. for 30+ years, despite us spending more than $4 billion on services. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over (wasting money on homeless programs when those programs accomplish nothing), and expecting a different result. Long Time Resident

See you in hell: This is a PR stunt ("Nuns Who Feed the Homeless Face Eviction After Rent Hike," Jeremy Lybarger, The Snitch, 2/8/16). The Catholic Church can afford market rate rent. Angel

Half of this is valid: Good to know the American dream of owning shitty property and using it to fuck people over is alive and well in San Francisco. Oh, but please blame "the progressives" for this since it's always somehow their fault. More zillionaire condos built by shysters, please. ForeignersSuckBalls

We got it wrong: Man, I think this needs a do-over ("Million Dollar Cookie," Chris Roberts, 2/4/16). The author is opinionated and goes against Berner's actual thoughts. Keep going back and forth about how he is a selfish, money-hungry man, but then you write about how he takes time to communicate with his fans. Yes, there are a few ups and downs with Bern, but his fans want a deeper understanding of why he is so passionate about his life progress. Uplift his fans, don't tear them down with negative impulse. We are not all the same. Minci415

Nope, we got it right: I fucking love this! You are my inspiration Berner. Strella Racquel

A grandmother's thrashing: Boy are you way off! You don't like their music, fine. But don't go bashing those who do ("Live Review: A Metal Virgin Goes to Her First Metallica Show," Jessie Schiewe, All Shook Down, 2/8/16). The majority of Metallica fans are like family. We get together whenever we can. We are doctors, lawyers, health care workers, professionals — you name the occupation, you will find at least one Metallica fan. They are iconic. Their music has nothing to do with the devil. I am a 55-year-old grandmother who raised my kids and grandkids on Metallica. My daughter and my grandson were with me. We had the best time and it was the greatest concert. Gin Graydon

Everyone in S.F. lives in a rainbows and unicorns shell: Best thing I can say is that she should find a new profession. She comes off as an immature little high school brat writing for her high school newspaper. She knows nothing about music, doesn't understand the music, and made no attempt to do so. She obviously hasn't experienced too much life outside of the rainbows and unicorns shell she lives in. Greg

This sums it up: Jesus! Hate much? ("$5M of Weaponized Tackiness: Super Bowl City is a Depressing Bore," Peter Lawrence Kane, The Exhibitionist, 2/3/16). Mr. Man

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