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Your Tuesday afternoon link round up

BART Strike Shows Privatizations Dark Side: "The dark side of Silicon Valley's obsession with privatizing everything [has] created a two-tier transportation caste system, where the private-sector solutions flourish, often at the expense of the public infrastructure that a large part of the population still depends on to get to work and go about their lives." [H/t: New York magazine

Sal Casteneda Is Winning the BART Strike: Somebody has to come out ahead during this nightmare. Might as well be our favorite traffic guy. [H/t: SFGate]

Why The Bart Strike Happened: It's Randy Shaw, who has some skin in the game, so take it for what it is. But it's still a pretty cogent analysis. [H/t: Beyond Chron]

Are BART Workers Taking Us For A Ride?: And for the flip side, check out the SF Business Journal. [H/t: SF Business Journal]

Commuter Forced To Ride His Boat To Work: Is the Google Boat far behind? [H/t: SFist]

Apparently You're A Snob: At least we didn't ride our boat to work. [H/t: Hayeswire]

High-Tech Challengers to Silicon Valley: We love Atlantic Cities, which takes hundreds of words and many, many charts to remind us that San Jose kind of sucks. [H/t: Atlantic Cities]

It's Time To Celebrate Herbs: We almost wrote something snarky, but you know what? Given all the downer news about the BARTpocalypse, why not just celebrate herbs instead?[H/t: 7x7]


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