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At a Tuesday night city council meeting, Berkeley became the first city in America to ban the use of natural gas piping in new construction. But that was not the only utility-related issue they saw fit to attend to. No, there was another matter on deck: Eliminating the gendered connotations of words like "manhole" in the city municipal code.

No longer will the streets of fair Berkeley be dotted with manholes, nary a womanhole or nonbinaryhole in sight. With Tuesday night's vote, they have all been transmuted into "maintenance holes," that highest, hardest glass manhole-cover finally shattered.


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Netflix suffers first major loss of US subscribers, blames price hikes

Netflix didn’t add nearly as many subscribers as the company projected it would in the second quarter of 2019, and saw a loss in US subscribers for the first time since 2011, when the company separated its DVD mail-order system and streaming platform.

The company lost approximately 130,000 subscribers in the United States in Q2, and only gained 2.7 million global subscribers, after projecting it would add 5 million. CEO Reed Hastings blamed the stagnancy on the company’s price hikes, and a lack of original content to bring in new subscribers. The company instituted higher pricing plans in January, one of its biggest increases to date. Plan changes went into effect for both new and returning subscribers. As such, paid memberships in the United States were “essentially flat.”

“Our missed forecast was across all regions, but slightly more so in regions with price increases,” Hastings wrote in his letter to shareholders. “We don’t believe competition was a factor since there wasn’t a material change in the competitive landscape during Q2, and competitive intensity and our penetration is varied across regions.”

The news has led to an immediate stock drop for the company. Hastings’ letter to investors argues that the company’s next two quarters will see growth because of new seasons of Netflix successes like Stranger Things, La Casa de Papel (Money Heist), The Crown, and Orange is the New Black, which is getting a final season. Still, the stock drop and Disney, WarnerMedia, Apple, and NBC Universal’s race to create the first “Netflix killer” may be a sign that confidence in Netflix is waning.


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    Political correctness is rampant in California.
     
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    Netflix is based in Silicon Valley, not far from Berkeley.


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    Netflix is based in Silicon Valley, not far from Berkeley.


    Have you heard Pedro?...Netflix may have made a mistake with their price hike, stock is down.

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    "maintenance holes,"
    LOL, that's a good one!
    I can see it now. In India, a supplier gets an order for 20 "maintenance holes," .
    WTF are "maintenance holes," ????????? Tell them we discontinued "maintenance holes," long ago- try another supplier.!
     
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    Political correctness is rampant in California.
    Isn’t that awful?


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    Political correctness is rampant in California.
    Isn’t that awful?



    It is considering the statement that says "As goes California, so goes America."
     
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    Political correctness is rampant in California.
    Isn’t that awful?



    It is considering the statement that says "As goes California, so goes America."




    MANHOLES UNITE!
     
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    MANHOLES UNITE!

    MAN HOLES UNITE!
    Sounds like an advertisement for a queer convention.
     
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    MANHOLES UNITE!

    MAN HOLES UNITE!
    Sounds like an advertisement for a queer convention.


    Then change it to Maintenance Holes.

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    The guy who was in charge of purchasing supplies at a company where I worked years ago referred to feminine napkins as manhole covers.
     
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    The guy who was in charge of purchasing supplies at a company where I worked years ago referred to feminine napkins as manhole covers.


    I’ve never heard that.

    You are incredibly vulgar.

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    I’ve never heard that.


    I hadn't heard it either until one day I walked into the supply room and he working with some boxes. I asked him what he was doing and he said he was putting manhole covers away.
     
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    You. Are just gonna keep saying it as long as you can.

    Not to me.
     
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    The guy who was in charge of purchasing supplies at a company where I worked years ago referred to feminine napkins as manhole covers.


    I’ve never heard that.

    You are incredibly vulgar.

    Dixie

    Isn't that something? The vulgarity that is TruCon brought that here, and he's blaming some other guy. For what? Forcing him to post it years later on this BB?

    You can be sure his daughter(s) find him incredibly vulgar too. What an embarrassment he must be to them.


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    Political correctness is rampant in California.
    Isn’t that awful?



    It is considering the statement that says "As goes California, so goes America."
    There you go. In ten to fifteen years, Florida will be exactly like California is today. Give it another ten years and the whole country will be a utopian society like Venezuela.


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    manhole covers

    Isn't that what a chastity belt is for?
     
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    At a Tuesday night city council meeting, Berkeley became the first city in America to ban the use of natural gas piping in new construction. But that was not the only utility-related issue they saw fit to attend to. No, there was another matter on deck: Eliminating the gendered connotations of words like "manhole" in the city municipal code.

    No longer will the streets of fair Berkeley be dotted with manholes, nary a womanhole or nonbinaryhole in sight. With Tuesday night's vote, they have all been transmuted into "maintenance holes," that highest, hardest glass manhole-cover finally shattered.


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    "Maintenance hole" is a more accurate description.


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    Maintenance hole" is a more accurate description.



    It certainly would have made my parents explanations of what they were! I thought a manhole was like a foxhole and not only didn’t understand why they need a cover but why they needed to be in the street and rattle everytime a car ran over it! The best they could explain was it was access to public utilities which I believed was sewer and water as the wires were above ground! And why anyone wanted to get down to a sewer or what they could possibly need to fix there was just not comprehensible. Now that I think about that maybe maintenance might not have helped much other than get rid of the original image.
     
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    LOL,
    I can see using “maintenance” but I can't see any reason for using “ hole “.
    But better yet, why not do as the rest of the country does and save money to boot.
    Just put the service that is down there on the cover. As in sewer, phone, water,storm etc.stc
     
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    i Don’t know why these two nazis even got a reply to a useless topic.


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    I don't know about CT but I like commenting on the Liberal idiotic things that comes out of the land of fruits and nuts and on this board.
    Thanks for your contribution.
     
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    i Don’t know why these two nazis even got a reply to a useless topic.


    Because one of these two nazis started a useless topic. Wink   ;)


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    LOL
    Ya know you can start your own topic, right?
     
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