Have either of you ever tried homeopathy?
Rin - was it an open casket funeral? Just curious.
You know, there is a law I believe in California that says if you receive something by mail you did not order, you have the right to keep it, and not pay for it.
It's not just California, it's federal:
This does not explain tight inventory in the Bay Area. According to your chart, San Francisco and San Jose have the lowest number of underwater homeowners. At best, it seems a minimal impact-- so the question is still--why is there such low inventory in the Bay Area, especially on the lower end? People no longer need to move? Families don't need a bigger house? Seniors aren't moving out? I am perplexed by this phenomenon.
This is Patrick.net. This is not my dissertation. There is only so much effort I am willing to put into this. But I thank you for your advice. Dan8267 says
You should demand convincing, especially in this day where journalism is anyone with Internet access and a strong but unfounded opinion.
I put the article up for others to do what they will with it. They can believe it, disbelieve it, or dig further. I honestly don't care. I didn't write the article -- why would I spend an afternoon researching it? If you follow your logic, why have anyone write articles? What is the role of an author? This is why we read authored articles, not read raw data all day. I read an article to get the information the author researched. If I want more information, or I disbelieve it, then I have the option to further research the topic.
If there's nothing else you remember from this thread, remember that.
Translation: I'm too lazy to back up my claims,
I don't know what you spend your days doing, but from the number of posts, it seems like you have more time for this than me. I am occasional on this site because I have many other things to do. Don't you? If you want more information than what I've already given, please feel free to research it yourself. You seem to know much about how to research it, so I ask, who is the lazy one?
I can only speak for experience and say I have NEVER seen a case where a woman earned less than a man BECAUSE she was a woman.
So just because you've never personally experienced it, it is not true? In the face of statistics that show otherwise? Even though you quote the below? Contradictory.
So here you go: 5% discrimination.
Stop protesting like this 5% is actually 100%.
Who's making it 100%? We are talking Silicon Valley, not the whole U.S. And even in your best case scenario--5%-- why should men make even 5% more for doing the same job?
Men who hold Bachelor’s Degrees make 40 percent more than women with the same educational level.
Exactly how are you measuring that? Please show your work.
This is quoted from the article. Here is the article: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/02/12/3282881/silicon-valley-wage-gap/
The charts are from U.S. census bureau. If you need more info -- you are free to research it.
I lived in SV for a long time, albeit in larger companies and the reality I see is very different. I have to take classes every 2 years about how not to joke about sex, so as to not make anyone uncomfortable. It's a repressed world where no one makes any joke, where there no "nudie calendars", or anything else that is not STRICTLY professional.
So women are whining because they don't appreciate being objectified?
I have never seen a woman treated any differently than a man, including with regard to salaries.
"Men working in Silicon Valley with a graduate or professional degree earn 73 percent more than women in the industry with the same degrees, according to an analysis of Census Data from the 2014 Silicon Valley Index.
Men who hold Bachelor’s Degrees make 40 percent more than women with the same educational level. In fact, they make more than women at every level of educational attainment except for high school graduates, where women earn 1 percent more than men."
Of course she went down under the table cloth... IT was a millions of dollars deal after all.
If you read the article, you understand that the women did not want the gift under the table. The point is-- would that VP have done that to a male entrepreneur?
"SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley. It's where the women, and the minorities, aren't.
Hit any tech event from South of Market to Santa Clara, and you see the same cast of characters. Scores of young white men in T-shirts and hoodies. A fair number of Asians and south Asians. A few Hispanics. Rarely blacks. And a smattering of women.
It's a funhouse mirror image of the American workforce, which is 47% female, 16% Hispanic, 12% black and 12% Asian, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Google released its diversity numbers Wednesday after it (and most other tech firms) have spent years without disclosing such figures.
Just 1% of its tech staff are black. Two percent are Hispanic. The one well-represented minority group is Asians, who make up 34% of the company's tech workers. Eighty-three percent of Google's tech workers internationally are male.For non-tech jobs, the number is 52%.
The numbers are especially astounding for California, where 38% of the population is Hispanic, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Asians make up 14% of the state..."
Odd, I can think of many who did (and were executed) and many who still do deserve it.
An eye for an eye...still going strong since old testament days.
We pay 5.70 for daily lunch. Most of it gets thrown away. Mostly inedible. And the lunch company writes on their website that savvy parents know better than to think organic foods are always better for your children than conventional. So patronizing.
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The Congresswoman has been a strong proponent of safe communities, affordable housing, the homeless, low income energy assistance, job training, making health care affordable and universal, just immigration policies, the establishment of a living wage, and protection of the right of women to make decisions about their reproductive health. She is a Senior Democratic Whip, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and former co-chair of the Progressive Caucus.
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What have you been doing since 1998?
I agree. I don't understand how until the last decade California was able to upkeep the roads, but now is not capable. What changed? Why do they have to have new taxes?
from the article:
"In many markets, the housing recovery has "largely been driven over the last two years by buyers who are not as constrained by incomes -- namely the institutional investors coming in and buying up properties as rentals, and international buyers coming in and buying, often with cash," Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac and author of the report, said in an interview."
So, does this mean Logan's theory of the market not picking up again because of stagnant wages and low household formation moot? Will investors and foreigners keep the prices buoyed?
And another question: why is there such low inventory, if prices are going up?
Remove the "s" after http when posting the link, that usually works.
Thanks, but not working...
I can't seem to embed a youtube video -- only can give a link -- has that been disabled on this new format?
Brother, tell it like it is!
Instead of talking in vague generalities like "honor" and "respect", you need to think about the subject matter more thoroughly so you can build up a detailed mental model of how you want men and women to behave and why. Then you need to write a specific, not vague, illustration of this and justify it to the rest of us.
Remember, it is you who are asking everyone else to change their behavior to conform to your standards. That means you must be able to outline the specific rules you want us to follow and you have to justify those rules to all of us. We are free to reject your rules if we find your reasons compelling.
I am not asking anyone to conform to my standards. Not at all. I am another voice here. I also am not making up a detailed mental model of how others should behave. That is absurd. It comes down to this: Are you using the other person or not? Everyone can ask themselves that and come to their own conclusions.
Second, you are implying, intentionally or not, that men being sexually aroused or gratified -- which by the way doesn't happen at Hooters -- is degrading to women. Perhaps you should start by specifying exactly what constitutes denigration. I sincerely doubt that all women have the same opinion on this. Some women think that showing their faces in public is degrading.
Of course everyone is free to do whatever they feel they need to do. A man being sexually gratified in a consenting intimate relationship with another person is not degrading. And yes, the Hooters girls signed up for the job so you can argue they have consented to letting men enjoy their cleavage. I am talking about systemic wide exploitation in using a person's body and sexuality to sell anything, whether it is a beer at Hooters, calvin klein jeans or a ticket into a strip joint. It has more to do with in the marketplace the ends can justify the means. Dan8267 says
But who are you to judge those women as being morally inferior, stupid, or wreckless?
Where did I say that? Those are your words. I have no judgment on what a woman decides for herself. I am interested in the underlying dynamics that lead all persons to prostitute themselves.
It's called the "oldest profession" for a reason.
Considering women have something that men want and not the other way around, you should logically admit that this is to the advantage of women not men.
If a person feels empowered by prostituting their body, I have no problem with it -- it's their choice.
Most people prostitute themselves out during their lifetimes in some way or another. I believe whenever we compromise ourselves and do something that doesn't honor our selves, in return for something we believe we need or want, we are prostituting ourselves. In this way we are all "exploited" or "oppressed" -- men and women. Prostitution is obvious but ask ourselves: Am I doing work I dislike but I make good money? Are my talents/youth/energy/experience/good looks/intelligence etc. being exploited by my employer? Is money and good benefits worth it? Or am I exploiting others? Either way it's an individual choice. All I am asking for is awareness of what is actually happening.
That is why there are no venues that
celebrateexploit male sexuality. Men most certainly would be willing to be sex symbolsobjects of desire, but both men and women suppress male sexuality while glorifying female sexuality. Just look at T.V. It's ok to show scantly clad lesbians, but not two fully clothed gay men kissing. How many times have you seen men kiss other men on t.v. and how many times have you seen women kiss other women?
Our society says: female sexuality good, male sexuality bad. It's not the women who are oppressed. It's the men.
That is certainly a twist in logic. Thank you for showing me how a person can completely miss the difference between glorification of female sexuality and sexual objectification by males. Women would love it if men/society actually glorified their sexuality. This means also honoring, respecting, celebrating a woman's sexuality. Instead in our society female sexuality is often used and degraded for the purposes of male gratification, a la Hooters, strip clubs, prostititutes, carl's jr. commercials, etc. Corporate America is excellent at using sex in general to sell, so yes, male sexuality is also exploited though less often, and often for the gratification of homosexual men. Count the male strip clubs and prostititutes vs. female.
Why are lesbians kissing on TV and not gay men? Because heterosexual men don't want to see a man kissing a man. But they are totally into two women kissing. And yes, men still run Hollywood.
A 20-year-old woman flashes men. The men are all grateful.
A 20-year-old man flashes women. The women call the police.
Women are not walking around exposing their gentalita to men and then getting off on the shock value. See these articles:
" "Why do men flash their genitals in public in the first place?
While there’s no definitive answer, Trent University psychology professor and sex researcher Terry Humphreys says attention seeking is at the core of this unsociable behaviour.
“Yes, they usually masturbate. Yes, they usually flash and they have an erection. But what they are getting off on is the shock or the disgust or that strong emotional reaction they get from others,” explains Dr. Humphreys. " "
Women do not flash for the above reasons. Women are flashing their boobs because they have learned they get something for it -- approval, adoration, sex, a stupid plastic necklace, whatever reward the man is offering. Our society teaches girls/women they are smart if they use their bodies to get what they want, and teaches men to objectify women -- they are merely a means to the gratification of men. When this continues in a society you get a person like Rin who doesn't care who or what sexually gratifies him -- it doesn't matter as long as his needs are taken care of and intimate personal connection is thrown out the window.
How many women are wealthy today because they used their physics to marry well off men?
How many men have this possibility?
" “Men now are increasingly likely to marry wives with more education and income than they have, and the reverse is true for women,” said Paul Fucito, spokesman for the Pew Center. “In recent decades, with the rise of well-paid working wives, the economic gains of marriage have been a greater benefit for men.”
The analysis examines Americans 30 to 44 years old, the first generation in which more women than men have college degrees. Women’s earnings have been increasing faster than men’s since the 1970s.
“We’ve known for some time that men need marriage more than women from the standpoint of physical and mental well-being,” said Stephanie Coontz, a professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and research director for the Council on Contemporary Families, a research and advocacy group. “Now it is becoming increasingly important to their economic well-being as well.” "
"Why can’t there be a male hooter’s equivalent where male servers are shirtless and highly sexualized for their bodies and looks
Male Strip clubs. You’re thinking of male strip clubs.
No. Not a male strip club. A strip club is a strip club. I want a place called Cahones where waiters wear Speedos and are forced to stuff if they don’t fill out their uniform well enough. I want them to giggle for my tips. I want it to be so normalised and engrained in our culture that women bring their daughters there for lunch (because whaaaaaat the wings are good! Geeze sensitive much?) where they’ll give playful little nudges like, “Wouldn’t mind if you dad had those. Heh heh heh.” that their daughters don’t even understand but will absorb and start to assume is just the normal way grown up women talk about grown up men. I want to playfully ask my waiter if I can have extra nuts on my salad and for him to swat my arm with an Oh, you because he knows if he doesn’t his manager will yell at him. I want other men to pretend to like going there so I think they’re cool. I want to go to Cahones during my lunch break at work and when I come back and tell the other women in the office where I went they chuckle slightly and the men around us suddenly feel self conscious and they don’t know why."
"Guys with shorter index fingers than ring fingers tend to have bigger penises than guys with the opposite digit scenario, finds a new study in the Asian Journal of Andrology. "