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  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 20, 12:15pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It is time yet again to explain out how Global warming (GW) follows directly from GE (Greenhouse Effect) and 1LT (First Law of Thermodynamics).

First some definitions: By (planet) earth is meant all the physical matter of the planet, including land, water, ice and the atmosphere. Everything.

GE: Greenhouse Effect implies that with increased CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, the earth's balance of energy absorbed from the sun and emitted back to space will change so that more energy is absorbed and less energy is emitted.

1LT: The 1st Law of Thermodynamics states that deltaU=Q-W, where U is the internal energy (of the earth in this case), Q is the net heat absorption (increases when CO2 is increasing), and W is the work (mechanical work) done by earth on the surrounding space, which is zero. Hence deltaU=Q>0. So the internal energy of the earth increases. The increase in internal energy will be observable as an increase in the temperature of earth (although SOME of the energy will partially and/or temporarily take the form of kinetic energy such as wind or potential energy such as water vapor lifted up in the atmosphere, or the potential energy stored in liquid water versus ice, in case anyone wondered).

The net result is that earth temperature will RISE (there it is, global warming) just enough that average outbound heat radiation again balances the average incoming radiation from the sun.The temperature will manifest itself as an AVERAGE increase in air temperature, land temperature, water temperature, and, yes, ice temperature (some of which will cause ice to melt).

The above is high-school level physics and nothing more. That is all there is to it. If you cannot make yourself agree with the above, you are not just a climate change denier, you are a physics denier.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 22, 11:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

>>Otherwise nobody would invest in companies anymore.

Let's be honest: Buying company shares in the stock market does not constitute investing in a company. You are investing in future value increases of the shares, and not in the company. The company gets zero benefit from your stock purchase.

And the main point remains: No benefit to jobs from the Trump tax cut.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 23, 4:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

>>What is it about dogs, exactly, that make humans bond so closely with them?

I am very fond of dogs myself, but I do see a need to point out the obvious: Dogs have been bred ruthlessly for many generations to be of maximum utility to humans, as hunters, watchdogs and more recently, companions. It is not a coincidence or simply a wonder of nature that many dogs are loyal, loving and selfless creatures.

It is very hard to find a human being that is as perfect, beautiful, soothing, obedient and loyal as a dog. But it did not happen by some accident of nature. Dogs were ruthlessly bred that way.

If anything, the nature of dogs tells you something about HUMAN nature. And the fact that the US is swarming with dogs tells you even more about the state of interpersonal relations in the modern world.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 23, 10:20am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MS-13 came into existence because of the actions of Republican US presidents in Latin America (El Salvador in particular) in 1980s. It was the usual story, the US deep state felt the need to destroy the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua in order to save said countries from communism. Thanks, saint Reagan! Thatnks, poppy Bush!

Something to think about when right-wingers attempt to rewrite history and blame anyone Democratic for MS-13.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 23, 10:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hassan_Rouhani says
look at Venezuela, what an illustrious success story!

It is a specialty of the US deep state (and Military-Industrial Complex, MIC) to sabotage the success of any disobedient and especially left-leaning country through economic/trade sanctions and other forms of counter-communism, up to and including supporting coups against democratically elected socialist or communist governments. Venezuela would be in much better shape if it was not for the US. Look at Cuba. Cuba resisted US militarism and has emerged successful although strongly hampered by US sanctions.

As long as the US controls the world's payment systems by essentially imposing that trade payments must clear in dollars (via the NY Fed), the US deep state gets to "pick winners and losers" (*) by imposing a non-level economic playing field on the disobedient countries. And the payment system is just the tip of the iceberg. Outright bans on trading with disobedient countries are commonplace, cf. Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria and so many others since 1945.

(*) That was deliciously fun to say, "picking winners and losers". Rightists and right-leaning libertarians coined that phrase to describe what they do NOT want government to do. But of course the rules do not apply when the victim is a socialist or socialist-aspiring country. Then it is ok to pick said countries as losers. It goes to show, there is no principled morality behind the US deep state actions against the world. Far from it.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 23, 11:11am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If the deadbeat were a daughter instead of a son, the judge would have let her stay for another 6 months, because EQUALITY.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 23, 11:38am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@Patrick For some weeks now, the title of the thread does not appear in my browser tab. Some page property is no longer being set.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 23, 9:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Now if only the police would be counted upon to run their bodycams reliably for two hours starting before they shoot unarmed people. Is that too much to ask?

False rape allegations are ALWAYS wrong. But two wrongs do not make a right.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 24, 11:22am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Let me rewrite the headline for you:

Greenhouse-effect denier / climate-change denier cites cooling engineering problem with weather satellite as evidence that climate is not affected by CO2 concentration.
Because people who trust settled science can never do anything right!

There. Now all readers may decide whether the above makes any sense whatsoever, and whether this type of thinking is indicative of rationality.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 24, 12:05pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There is also the term "shebagging" for females that spread all their bags over the seats and take up more space than they are entitled to.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 24, 1:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Does the rule apply to Trump cabinet members?

Does the rule also imply that 5 years of war crimes can be erased by serving only 1 month in the Trump cabinet?
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 29, 2:48pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

Noam Chomsky's detractors have never been right about anything. All of them. Nothing personal. Any likeness to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 29, 7:34pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

FortWayne says
Absolutely, just look at the left winger dynasty in CA. Stupid people, stupid issues, stupid solutions. Constantly broke, disorganized, out of money. Will CA finally realize how badly the rich fucks on the left are fucking them over?

Total rubbish. Governor Jerry Brown is an excellent financial manager and has engineered an 6.1B surplus for 2018, and a growing 13.5B rainy day fund. Google can tell you this in a matter of seconds.

Apparently "the rich fucks on the left" in California know how to tax the rich (to the tune of 13.9% top tax rate) and they also know how to get a governor elected that can balance a budget.

(that sound you hear while reading this is the sound of right-wing heads exploding with incongruence)
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 29, 11:56pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Oh NOES! Not teh affordables!
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 30, 12:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

NuttBoxer says
(if you fought for the South).

  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 30, 12:48pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I read the title as "the Stormy gape tape". Not sure why, but I am certain it is what the founding fathers intended.

By the way, Kylie Jenner called. She wants her money back. She is unhappy about her daughter named Stormi.

(for a moment there i thought it was Tom Cruise's daughter, imagine being named "Stormi Cruise".)
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 30, 12:53pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I thought AA meetings is where you met your drug dealer.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 30, 12:59pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

everything says
Use bluetooth wireless receiver, it runs at 30khz,

Not 30kHz, 2.4GHz. There's a bit of a difference there ;-)
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 31, 8:59am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Frightening how easy it is for police to railroad a prosecution with pseudo-scientific "evidence" once they have decided who the preferred suspect is.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 31, 11:09am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Can someone please explain why faking a death would somehow expose the identity of the purported contract killers? That was the narrative being floated in the news yesterday.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 31, 11:33am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

QUOTE: Could these right-wing capitalists allow private companies to fill prisons with helpless citizens—or, more profitable still, right-less undocumented immigrants? They could, and have. Might they engineer a retirement crisis by moving Americans to inadequate 401(k)s? Done. Take away the rights of consumers and workers to bring grievances to court by making them sign forced arbitration agreements? Check. Gut public education to the point where ordinary people have such bleak prospects that they have no energy to fight back? Getting it done.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 May 31, 3:22pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hassan_Rouhani says
a wife hires a man to paint her husband's house, the killer gets cold feet and goes to the authorities.

What on earth are you talking about??
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 1, 8:48am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Lawrence Yun (the guy that replaced David Lereah as chief economist for the National Association of Realtors) thinks housing prices are too high? Impossible!
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 1, 9:15am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
What I’ve seen is that the lower end homes are rising dramatically in price, with the ones in less desirable zip codes rising the fastest. To illustrate this, my zip rose 3% last year while a zip only 5 miles away in the same city rose 39%!!!

This is always what happens in a housing bubble. The bubble spreads from the epicenter (say, Palo Alto, CA for a famous example) to outlying areas as price pressure causes rabid shoppers to expand their search. When the peak and the crash arrives, the poor and outlying areas drop like a rock because there is hardly ANYBODY that can afford the houses there, and the few that can would rather live in the next concentric circle inward toward the epicenter. Even the epicenter drops a lot, but will eventually recover. The outlying areas will barely recover until the end of the NEXT bubble. And so it goes.

And we all get to suffer the consequences of the greed of banksters, realtors, sellers and buyers alike. And throw in some FOMO (fear of missing out), too.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 1, 12:23pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Fake news, Jill Stein may have RAISED 7M. It is dishonest to say that "Jill Stein basically stole $7 million from moronic Democrats". Nobody stole anything.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 1, 12:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Your name is nobody?
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 7, 12:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

This article is hereby declared as FAKE NEWS. As poster marcus has already pointed out, California Republicans did not win ANYTHING. All they managed to do was to avoid being eliminated from the real election in November,
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 8, 12:05am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
This would be an important article, but instead is devolved into mere race-baiting:

>>Related: The Top 10% of White Families Own Almost Everything

C'mon, Patrick. Mentioning that related fact in no way should negate the essence of the information.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 8, 11:05am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There is a reason why no (?) articles on carbon sequestration provide a full accounting of the CO2, energy and materials going in and out of the process. The reason is that the process ends up being worse than just displacing carbon by other means, such as building a wind farm and shutting down a coal-fired plant.

it takes work to debunk exactly what is wrong with the specific pie-in-the-sky scheme being pushed by Carbon Engineering Inc, but one clear hint is from this comment in the arstechnica article:

QUOTE: The problem is that in general the precursor chemicals (CaO in your example) don't exist in that form in nature in significant quantity -- they've already been carbonated. The way we make CaO (quicklime) is to bake the CO2 out of CaCO3.


The required CaO input is a major problem that will kill the whole scheme. There's probably more show-stoppers than that, including the necessary energy input, but I would rather see the people proposing the method provide the accounting. It is their proposal after all.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 8, 8:52pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Of course, Rose McGowan (Harvey Weinstein whore) could not resist signalling her tearful virtue

  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 9, 2:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Thunderbird University?? Sorry, but that place is a joke. They had one of those for-profit MBA programs in the 1990s and man I was severely unimpressed with people that studied there.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 10, 9:16am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Yep, the two-party system that follows from the election system of single-winner-districting is the root cause of all of the problems in the US.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 15, 2:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rin says
As oppose to what ... putting up with this shit from Alanis Morissette (my last GF) ...

This is a good point. I once had a girlfriend who was totally into Alanis Morisette, and she was enormously Manpulative, Exploitative and Abusive (I'm going to start calling this MEA syndrome for Manipulation, Exploitation and Abuse syndrome). She was totally into the whole Alanis Morisette sluthood-victimhood intersectionality cult. Luckily I realized after a while what this all means, and dumped her. Really dodged a bullet on that one.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 18, 3:45pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rin says
"Jagged Little Pill", was the most successful album of the 1990s.

I felt compelled to look that up. Turns out that in the US that album was the best selling of 1996, and the 3d best selling among the 1990s yearly top sellers.


Another source claims it was the 5th best seller among all of the 1990s albums seen as whole.

In any case, it clearly was a VERY influential album, and perhaps the start of the modern Victim-pop era and possibly even the overall fourth-wave feminsm Victimhood Era. One should not underestimate the effect of these kinds of cultural phenomena. That era is still with us today, and it has gotten to be incredibly bad for men, and as an (unintended, presumably) consequence, for society as a whole.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 19, 1:21pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Someone needs to make an album called "jagged red pill".
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 19, 2:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What is the SAT score cutoff point for West Point?
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 19, 11:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

We need a name for these broad-casters that prowl the sidelines and locker rooms of male sporting events, looking for wealthy athletes to impose themselves on.

I nominate: Sideline Sluts

By the way, in the name of equality, we need male broadcasters prowling the changing rooms of female "sporting" competitions, fair is fair.

Not all such events would be interesting. Good ones might be Miss America or Hollywood casting calls. Fox News casting events might not qualify, Maybe some Olympic events such as figure skating. At least some of the foreign competitors would be of interest.Maybe not gymnastics, too much steroid-built muscles and not enough grace.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 20, 2:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You have outdone yourself, this time, AF. Maga-daba-doo, indeed.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 20, 4:52pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says
TBP grew up watching "Six Million Dollar Man" and "Starsky and Hutch" on TV.
That boosted his IQ to extraordinary heights that just can't be matched by millenials typing on phones.

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Damn, people are so funny today.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 21, 3:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

People who are against free speech criticizing other people who are possibly also against free speech.

Oh, the irony.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 22, 11:42am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

No percentages listed ...
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 24, 1:19pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

A question for Tenpoundbass: How do you argue with a person that commits atrocities against the truth, and revels in murder? It is hard to avoid getting personal about it, because it is a personal failure.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 24, 1:22pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The Che-with-a-pistol-pointed-at-women does not appear in a web search. I hereby question the validity of the photo.

The following photo, though, everyone knows is authentic, and shows the police chief of Saigon seconds before murdering a suspected Viet Cong in cold blood. Capitalism is peace!

  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 24, 1:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Capitalism leads to peace and democracy, and socialism is inherently murderous. Everyone knows that (channeling AF).

Just ask the millions of dead people of Vietnam and North Korea. Yes, that is sarcasm.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 24, 1:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tenpoundbass says
So you have to work for FIVE WEEKS to buy a dozen eggs.

Those damned socialist chickens and their public union! Why do they refuse to work themselves to death!
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 24, 10:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tenpoundbass says
The only good commie are dead ones.

It is good to know that your dislike for communists are based on such purely moral considerations. For a moment there I was in doubt about your moral standing.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 27, 3:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        


One of the factors appears to be that people on SSDI disability benefiots are getting regular SSI age-based benefits instead.

>>Of course, other factors have contributed to the decline in disability applications. As aging baby boomers receive Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare, fewer require disability benefits. People in the disability program receive an average of $1,200 a month and get health insurance through Medicare.

Thanks for the link/quote.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 27, 3:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

>>The Supreme Court dealt labor unions a sharp defeat Wednesday, ruling that teachers, police officers and other public employees cannot be forced to pay dues or fees to support their unions.

When will the Supreme Court finally rule that employers should not have to pay wages? That's what the founding fathers intended. Everybody knows that.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 27, 3:24pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
Public Union debt is going to bankrupt Illinois, and it will eventually catch California.

Better to kill off the cancer before it spreads.

Says the guy that moved to Nevada.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 27, 3:38pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
I like the concept of unions, I hate how they've become a political wing for the Democrats.

The above statement is stunning to me. YOU LIKE unions??? I'm speechless. I'd like to see what a true union hater looks like and how he writes.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 27, 3:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

RW=right wing

QUOTE: The only way to wrest control of the narrative away from the right is to be uncivil. Protest, but make it ugly. Kick the assholes out of every business and make their lives pure hell. When they cry over it "Womp womp".
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 28, 12:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

One thing that everyone needs to keep in mind about central banks "buying" stocks:

They (CBs) are not really "buying" stocks with "money": They issue reserve account credits in exchange for the stock, and to the CB member bank that is collecting the "payment" for the transaction. These new reserves are backed by the stock that is now on the CB balance sheet.

Now, what are "reserves" exactly?

1. reserves are the currency of interbank payments. Every day, banks settle their net payment flows between themselves by transferring ownership of reserves, under the auspices of the central bank. In fact, this is the most important daily function of central banks.

2. reserves can be exchanged 1:1 for bank notes (printed money in the native currency of that specific central bank). The central bank gives a bank a stack of paper money in exchange for a debit to that bank's reserve account.

3. reserves are backed by whatever assets that a central bank allows to be backing of their reserves. Historically, that used to be gold. Then when the gold standard was broken, it was Government Bonds. Then FRB started accepting mortgage-backed securities, as part of Quantitative Easing. Now some central banks are accepting stocks as backing, which is CRAZY.

So, for example, Swiss Francs (SWF) are now 20% backed by stocks. If those stocks holdings drop in value by 50%, the value of SWF drops by 10% relative to currencies that are not backed by stocks or other impaired assets. If you kept your savings in an SWF-denominated account, you just lost 10% of your savings.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 28, 1:13pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rin says
Here's another way to look at it, if you have a stock which actually generates a real dividend, like 2.5%.

That's the wrong way to look at it. If you make a bank deposit you are NOT signing up for the central bank to play with your money in the stock market. It is as simple as that. Central banks should not be speculators. They should be strictly determined to preserve value. That CBs are not doing that is at the root of our bubble problems.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 13, 8:45am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Medical devices kill. Everyone knows that.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 13, 8:51am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Everyone on this thread so far have two-syllable monikers. Bunch of socialists, the whole lot of them. Except Aphroman, he is the real deal.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 13, 8:53am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ah, the old "If someone was raping you wife, would you still be against gun control?"

Socialism in Europe caused the defibrillator to be invented in the US. Everyone knows that.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 13, 8:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Generic drug patents: It's pretty dense for someone to believe that having a large number of generic drugs being re-patented after the original drug patent expired is a GOOD THING (edited). Not sure what to make of such immense lack of insight.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 13, 9:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What sound does a frog make? Whatabout A? Whatabout B? Whatabout C? ..... and so on ad infinitum.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 16, 9:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Meh, what a load of propaganda from the American Enterprise Institute, a right-wing propaganda tank in Washington. AEI did not even show reduction PER CAPITA, because if they did, US would NOT be on the top of the list.

For a much more informative view of emissions, consider instead the absolute levels of greenhouse gas emissions PER CAPITA, as shown here:


The US already consume and produce way too much per capita, and when you are a big country, the AEI kind of statistic can easily be generated, ignoring both the absolute levels of emission and the historical cumulative emissions. And per capita is always important.

Additionally, it is estimated that 1/6th of China CO2 emission is for making goods exported to the US.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 19, 4:16pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayne says
Will make housing more expensive.

Giving tax breaks to poor people makes them poorer. Giving tax breaks to rich people is the only thing that works. Everyone knows that.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 19, 4:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
Northern Mexico is a Grover Norquist wet dream.

That's a great analogy, Jazz. If I may add to the analysis:

If a country is socialist, we want to tear down their wall so that their workers can escape and the country can collapse. Then we will institute capitalism and send the people back so that proper capitalism can exploit them.

If a country is already capitalist, we want to BUILD a wall so that their workers cannot escape.

Alrighty, then.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 19, 4:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Come to think of it, the solution is obvious: Mexico just has to turn socialist, and we will tear down the wall again and welcome all Mexicans with open arms.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 20, 11:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ah, I see. Another propaganda article: 'It was Democrats fault when/if families were "broken up" by politics'. What nonsense.

Seriously, is there nothing better to do than to post and celebrate these feel-good Republican/Trumpist propaganda articles?
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 20, 12:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

See, it is possible to post something that is interesting, relevant to people's lives, and not just propaganda. But why does it not happen more often?
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 20, 3:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Personally I am more tired of in-grates in general than of immi-in-grates in particular, but I doubt that will stop anyone.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 20, 3:59pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I think someone just insulted himself with a personal attack.

Isn't that illegal?
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 19, 7:11pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

And here I thought chief bubble-monger Logan Mohtashami would go crawl under a rock after pumping the housing market like there was no tomorrow. Has he no shame? Has he no decency? Has Logan not done enough harm already? How much more harm will Logan do before he is done?

By the way, in the electronic age, only 1 or 1.5 months worth of active inventory is needed for a balanced market. Anything more than that is just overpriced crap that did not sell. The old self-serving inventory myths of the REIC die slow. In truth, 5 or 6 months worth of active inventory is a raging BUYERS market. It is just that the REIC propagandists have been telling all the sellers that it is a sellers market still. And the sellers sure WANT to believe that. There is a rude awakening going on.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 19, 7:13pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says
Housing has become an overpriced fetish instead of the commodity widget it should be.

Very true.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 19, 8:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says
Housing has become an overpriced fetish instead of the commodity widget it should be.

By the way, one definition of a fetish is (roughly) "an inanimate object required for sexual excitement". That's does seems to be very close to what the main practical function of (owning) a house is these days.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 21, 11:15am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Logan Mohtashami says
I own two homes, one free and clear so being homeless would be difficult to achieve

Here is the real question, Logan: Are you buying any more homes right now? I think you should, given the propaganda you're spouting. Do a cash-out refi on your free-and-clear home, then buy a few more with 20% down. Then report back in a year and two years how it went. Why should your loan customers take all the risk? I REALLY think you ought to be out there following your own advice. If not you, then who?
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 21, 11:35am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Logan Mohtashami says
justme says
Here is the real question, Logan: Are you buying any more homes right now?

This has always been the reason why Patrick.net has the most American bears ever

I'll take Logan's non-answer to my question as meaning NO. That is, Logan is NOT BUYING any houses at the current price levels. All his fucked-borrower customers should know that.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 21, 11:56am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Logan Mohtashami says
justme says
That is, Logan is NOT BUYING any houses at the current price levels. All his fucked-borrower customers should know that.

There it is perfect example, you guys aren't economic people, you're investors, who don't even show your real name.

Logan is a debt salesman. He sells mortgage loans. He's a mortgage broker. He makes money on other people's debt.

In Logan's mind, debts salesmen are "economic people", which sounds maybe a little better then "debt salesman".
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 21, 11:59am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Logan Mohtashami says
Because without being bearish..... what do you got here

Uh, Logan, what do you have going for you except selling debt to people that subsequently will lose everything? Without selling debt, what do you have? One rental house that is not paid for?
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 21, 12:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm not bashing America, Logan. I'm bashing YOU. You MAMA -- You Make America Miserable Again.

You are not America, Logan. Not even close.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 22, 11:10am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Logan Mohtashami says
People who own homes, cars, 401K, health care

That chart with 125T in assets and 15.7T in liabilities is massively misleading (as is all of the BS propaganda that Logan posts).

It is not a chart of "consumer assets". It is mostly a chart of the wealth of the top 10%. Some 40% of the total it belongs to the top 1%. None of that means that it is a good idea to buy a house at current bubble prices, even after a slight deflation so far this year.
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 22, 3:59pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

How about pharmaceuticals, Logan? Are you long pharmaceuticals?
  justme   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 22, 7:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Someone was too hopped up to get the joke?
  justme   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 10, 12:03pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Basic physics explains the greenhouse effect, yet shitloads of people refuse to believe in global warming.

Basic physics also explains that electromagnetic waves with frequencies below 100GHz are not ionizing (cannot knock electrons lose from an atom or molecule or break chemical bonds, which is what causes DNA changes and cancer). All they can do is heat up your skin by some small amount. 5G is in the 800MHz-2300MHz range, some plans for 4-5000MHz and maybe 27000 MHz (27GHz) for backhaul (already in use for radar and radio links, BTW). So 5G is just heat, not ionizing. Nothing to be afraid of. Yet millions of people believe that cellphones and celltowers are dangerous, and refuse to accept simple physics.

Sunshine is massively more dangerous than cellphones or cell towers of any sort (including 5G ones). It contains all kinds of nasty super-high frequencies. It will heat you, burn you, mutate your cells, and give you skin cancer.
  justme   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 10, 2:18pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says

>>what about photovoltaic effect? Knocking electrons with light frequencies?

I'll give you some homework,since I think you will appreciate the physics better if you go through the math yourself.

1. What is the frequency of UV light needed for the photoelectric effect? How much higher is the frequency of UV light than the frequency of cellphone signals? Do cellphones emit UV light? Does the sun emit UV light? Is it now clear why sunlight is dangerous and cellphone signals are not?

2. Heating: What temperature is needed to break chemical bonds? What steady-state temperature will be reached in 1 liter of water (10cm cube) at 20C ambient if the water is subjected to 100mW (milliWatt) of heat? What does the answer (temperature) tell you about whether cellphone can cause overheating of your head or body? What would you rather do, use a cellphone all day all week, or sit once in a Sauna for 10min?

Hopefully, when you have answered these questions, you will understand better.
  justme   ignore (0)   2019 Feb 17, 3:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

AMAZON !!!! They will take a big hit from the new accounting rule.

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