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- On 7 Sep 2011
Why won't anyone show the floor plan?,
I've always found it funny that when I search for apartments online, they include pretty much all information I want, including *floor plans* but houses don't have it.
This was very frustrating to me too, when I was trying to buy a house out of state. Ultimately, I had to move, rent a place and then buy my house.
What is even sadder is that so many people over here are not only fine with this but also defending it. A floor plan is essential information, very important for the buyer to understand how the house is laid out. IMO, it should be included in every listing. Wouldn't the city or county have a couple? Why can't the realtor go get it by spending 30 mins and post it?
- On 13 May 2011
Census data : Indian / Chinese population in Bay area,
Interesting topic and comments. Disclosure: I am an Indian immigrant.
It is common knowledge that most Indian (and probably Chinese) immigrants who come here are mostly well educated professionals and such earn a lot more than the average white person in this country. That explains their cash flow, for one thing.
Other than that, while Indians do go on occasional vacations and buy new cars (Honda or Toyota only please), they are better at household finance than the average native-born American. For instance, most of them pay off their credit card balances in full every month, save well for their retirement etc.
Like someone noted above, they also don't waste money by paying for makeup, botox, costly clothes etc. I don't see that as compromising beauty. It is possible to simply and beautifully dress and make up yourselves without throwing money around. If you don't get that, that would explain a lot :)
Same for food. Indian families might dine out once or twice a week, but mostly they cook at home. This is healthier for their bodies and wallets. Plus, they would probably pack lunch to work. Americans spends hundreds of dollars a month just by dining out twice a day. I mean, even look at hot lunches in school - most of them would be bought by white children. Why? Are you telling me that parents cannot a better lunch than what is offered in schools? I mean, at least pack a PB&J and a juice box, for god's sake!
One area where Indians (and Chinese) have been injudicious is in the purchase of houses. They have gone nuts due to peer pressure and overpaid. This crash is teaching some very important lessons. Trust me, these lessons will be passed on from this generation to the next.
- On 28 May 2009
Patrick, a couple of points: Libertarians represent freedom better than socialists, who believe in giving up freedom and rights to politicians and bureaucrats. In fact, libertarians are the classical "liberals" (meaning FREE) - I don't know why socialists in America usurped that name.
Secondly, are you sure only conservatives use *FEAR* to control everyone? Don't socialists do that with issues like global warming? So, whether a "fear" is real or just a controlling mechanism seems to depend only on the point of view on a particular topic.
Thanks for the site, Patrick.