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Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 11:29am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

Heatho95 says

What do we do?

use a calculator!

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/buy-rent-calculator.html

do not fall into the trap of assuming unrealistic appreciation.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Thu, 23 Jun 2016, 6:39pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

lol, excellent!

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Thu, 23 Jun 2016, 6:35pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 3

thunderlips11 says

especially in regions where statues of a 1st Century Jewish Girl dressed like a Renaissance European Princess with green eyes and straight blonde hair is venerated.

please explain. i have not heard of this. mary?

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

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 5

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.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Tue, 21 Jun 2016, 10:31pm PDT   Like (3)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 6

I ran into a woman during my commute on the train one day, an ethnic Indian whose parents came from India and moved to Alabama of all places. She was born here and is totally American.

She told me her family earned more than enough to pay for her college, but she got a free ride from some government program entirely because she was a minority woman from the south who wanted to go into engineering.

TBH I would have accepted the money too. I don't blame her. But the program was overtly sexist against men and racist against whites. A poorer and more deserving white man is simply not eligible for such assistance because of his race and gender alone.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Tue, 21 Jun 2016, 8:24pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 7

BayArea says

Patrick, just a thought...

For new posts, have you considered changing the order of the title and the image when using cell-phone?

It just seems intuitively, I would prefer to read the title then see the related image, and not vice-versa?

@BayArea yes, it's a good idea, but i have not been able to get that to work on mobile devices. the formatting goes badly wrong if i try to put the image after the title.

maybe if you know css/html you can figure out a method that works and show me. you could just use the browser developer tools to change things around, or save the page and muck with it statically.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Tue, 21 Jun 2016, 8:15pm PDT   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 8

Heraclitusstudent says

your opinion is that she shouldn't express hers.

that is the essence of the problem.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Tue, 21 Jun 2016, 7:43pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 9

Goran_K says

Dang, I do remember that post. It's gone? I put a lot of effort into that.

@Goran_K no it should not be gone. should pop up in search results if you can remember relevant words in it.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Tue, 21 Jun 2016, 8:03am PDT   Like (11)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 10

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.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Sun, 19 Jun 2016, 2:48pm PDT   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 11

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Sun, 19 Jun 2016, 12:41pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 12

Yes, Patrick.net absolutely censures the American Association of University Professors for their support of a sexist and potentially violent opponent of journalism!

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 4:05pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 13

Montgomery Street station is closest.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 2:19pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 14

yes, $17.99 is insane for a bagel with lox

this place is not cheap, but not quite that crazy:

WITH SUSTAINABLE SMOKED SALMON
with cream cheese, red onions & capers on your choice of bagel or bialy
closed 10
open-faced 13

i suppose the open-faced one is more because it has more lox.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 1:54pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 15

@turtledove does this work for you?

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 1:46pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 16

maybe i can vote for that kid one day. he's the most rational and articulate one in that video.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 11:37am PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 17

georgeliberte says

And why do they ignore this kind of thing?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/17/asia/pakistan-family-killing/index.html

i think P N Dr Lo R has the right answer here:

http://patrick.net/?p=1292147&c=1294311#comment-1294311

MMR says

How can Democrats pander to muslims, most of whom, while not violent, are anti-gay and gays at the same time?

They both have a hatred of traditional, Judeo-Christian observant America.

democrats think "the enemy of my enemy is my friend", and so democrats try to be friends with muslims.

the orlando shooting is very interesting, because it is a core democratic constituency (gays) running directly into the reality of islam.

can gays continue to maintain the democratic party line that islam is a "religion of peace" if muslims continue to kill gays as islam commands them to?

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Fri, 17 Jun 2016, 9:06am PDT   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 18

i think that amused skepticism is the right answer to most political questions.

a lol and a fact or two are more effective at changing minds than a strident argument.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Thu, 16 Jun 2016, 9:36pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 19

ah, the glass of wine part got to me. maybe it is about time for a patrick.net meetup.

@turtledove , when are you going to be in san francisco?

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 8:44pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 20

he violated the terms of service.

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