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Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Tue, 21 Jun 2016, 8:03am PDT   Like (11)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

Truth is the best defense against libel charges.

Seriously, a huge cause of support for Trump is that we are all exposed to punishment for stating objectively provable facts these days.

errc   befriend (5)   ignore (3)   Tue, 21 Jun 2016, 4:53pm PDT   Like (8)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

Force people to spend obsene gobs of money on insurance premiums that they cant afford. Act all surprised that theres no money left to pay the deductibles, so the sick stay home to avoid bankruptcy. Success!

Quigley   befriend (6)   ignore (3)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 9:04pm PDT   Like (6)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 3

Old story: get the nations to go into debt, then make sure they can never get out.
Instant rent machine!
With the EU, they made sure to toss in a shot of Muslim barbarian protectionism just to screw the people in a little harder (and make calls for a police state seem reasonable). Unfortunately for the oligarchs, this was a bridge too far and UK said enough.
Good on ya mate!

iwog   befriend (49)   ignore (9)   Thu, 23 Jun 2016, 8:27am PDT   Like (6)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 4

Not wearing boots so HA!

landtof   befriend (0)   ignore (2)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 5:50pm PDT   Like (5)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 5

marcus says

I didn't realize that Blurtman is TPB until just now.

Blurtman is the handle TPB uses when he's obsessing about race. But he just accidentally used it for a TPB post.

OBama ?

look. it's me. i'm you. from the future. please stop embarrassing us.

zzyzzx   befriend (10)   ignore (6)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 3:29pm PDT   Like (5)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 6

zzyzzx   befriend (10)   ignore (6)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 3:01am PDT   Like (5)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 7

The moocher countries like Greece, Portugal, Italy, and Spain won't want to exit.

Strategist   befriend (2)   ignore (3)   Thu, 23 Jun 2016, 5:31pm PDT   Like (5)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 8

tovarichpeter says

OAK landlord raises rent 400%

Pretty steep increase. Which rent was a fair rent? The old or the new?
If the old rent was fair, you should move. If the new rent is fair, you should pay up (after the original lease expires)
If the new rent is fair, but you want to keep paying the old rent, you should move to Venezuela. (take some toilet paper with you)

turtledove   befriend (4)   ignore (0)   Thu, 23 Jun 2016, 5:14pm PDT   Like (5)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 9

Dan8267 says

Either we get rid of rent seeking and let housing become affordable, or we accept what the free market says the price should be. You can't get it both ways.

I think this explains most problems we currently have. We want it both ways. We want a free market when we're talking profit, but not a free market when we're talking losses... We want subsidies but no price caps... The list goes on. Things would be much better if we could just be true to the prevailing theory.

Ironworker   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Wed, 22 Jun 2016, 9:54am PDT   Like (5)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 10

Exactly! Don't postpone having kids if you really want them. Also things you always wanted to do.

Do them! Fuck the houses!

Regret is way worst than not owning a house in peninsula.

Life is short. Once you're old and realize you can have kids anymore and it's hard to move around and that you can't take that house with you, you'll be more miserable than ever.

Save money, invest them, but live life like you are going to die tomorrow. That might also happen to all of us.

You won't take it with you!

I live in Bay Area and I meet people who live in Nebraska hanging out on the SF Bay Area beaches 10 X more than me.

I work all the time.

And they search good deals on hotels instead.

Ceffer   befriend (0)   ignore (1)   Tue, 21 Jun 2016, 1:28pm PDT   Like (5)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 11

Maybe some animal husbandry.

ffsreally   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Tue, 21 Jun 2016, 8:00am PDT   Like (5)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 12

Ironman says

There's no one who is a bigger poster boy for that comment than you!

"I know you are but what am I" are you seriously like 10 years old?

lostand confused   befriend (9)   ignore (3)   Tue, 21 Jun 2016, 7:16am PDT   Like (5)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 13

if that fits 90% of the crimes, what is the harm in calling it out.

iwog   befriend (49)   ignore (9)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 8:37pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 14

Greenspan's opinion is worthless. He has no credibility left and pretty much everyone was hating on him 6 years ago on this very site.

Oh but now he's critical of Obama so he's smart?

zzyzzx   befriend (10)   ignore (6)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 4:42pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 15

I think the US would be better off without CA. Think about it, we'd be practically guaranteed a Republican president, Republican super majority on both houses, and control of the supreme court. The only thing that would really cost is is another huge wall to keep people from California from immigrating.

zzyzzx   befriend (10)   ignore (6)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 2:45pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 16

iwog says

Sooooooooooooooo let me make sure I have your position correct here.

The answer to replacing minimum wage jobs is to let robots do those jobs and then give the unemployed people high paying tech jobs to design and repair the robots.

You don't see a problem with the math on that?

This does require a clarification:
Unemployed Americans can get jobs building and maintaining robots to do pizza making and delivery. The people who currently deliver pizza will be deported to their country or origin. Hence, it should lower overall US unemployment.

zzyzzx   befriend (10)   ignore (6)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 4:31am PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 17

zzyzzx   befriend (10)   ignore (6)   Thu, 23 Jun 2016, 3:19pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 18

Another liberal hypocrite:

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Wed, 22 Jun 2016, 8:21am PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 19

And my comment that Jews are not listed was in fact deleted. Someone really does not want the word jew included in a list specifically about ethnic origin and income.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Tue, 21 Jun 2016, 10:50pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 20

One other interesting point about the list at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_groups_in_the_United_States_by_household_income is that Jews are specifically and mysteriously absent from the list. There was no mention of them at all until I added a note about that absence just now, and no doubt my edit to mention them will be erased shortly.

The very high income rank of "Lithuanians", "Latvians", and "Russians" is deceptive. What is really going on is that Jews are being lumped in with others from those countries to not stand out as much as it would if Jews were properly included as a group by ancestry, which they are. The list on that page says "By ancestry" but actually it's by country of origin.

I don't see exactly why someone feels the need to obscure Jewish income. So it's high. Good. They should be proud of it.

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