comments by tatupu70

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Tue, 1 Sep 2015, 12:15pm PDT   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 1

Ironman says

What's your point?

What's yours? You talk about letting the wild animals run free in the cities. This happened in a rural area.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Tue, 1 Sep 2015, 10:43am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 2

You obviously have no idea where Fox Lake is. It's about the same as calling your Ocean County home party of NYC.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 2:26pm PDT   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike (2)     Comment 3

Ceffer says

If you are happy believing that the moon landings were as stated, it is probably best to just remain in that state of patriotic bliss.

It's not patriotic bliss, it's an objective analysis of the facts.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 12:52pm PDT   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 4

jvolstad says

Liberals hate everyone. They just don't want to admit it.

That's not true--we love hippies, bums, freeloaders, gays, etc. right?

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 11:39am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 5

Blurtman says

Sure, that $100,000 is not there. Maybe just $10,000 is. But that same money gets lent to several people

Potentially, yes. That's why velocity of money is important.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 11:28am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 6

Blurtman says

If the seller is fifth in line above, then that $500,000 had been lent to several others before him. It's like renting a one BR apartment to several individual renters. Now that is typically considered to be fraud.

I don't think so. Look--our current banking system has many issues. It is way too big and adds very little value to the overall economy. But, fractional reserve lending is nothing like renting a 1BR apartment to several individual renters. The money being leant out is real and tangible. It's the deposit that isn't really there on demand.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 10:51am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 7

Blurtman says

Yes, they get the check that says $500,000. And the receiving bank recognizes the money as being there. But in the above example, only $100,000 was ever really there. You seem to be arguing that the $900,000 of created money is also there. In the case of the condo sale, that $500,000 likely had been lent to others already before the seller receives it.

Nope--I'm saying that that money is there. The $500K is real and truly there. It's the depositor's money that isn't really in the bank.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 9:52am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 8

Blurtman says

It is still mind blowing that when you hand over $500,000 to buy that SF studio condo, that the money is not there. But as the seller's bank is also part of the cartel, so they play along

That's not really true. The $500K is absolutely there. Whoever sold the condo gets it.

What's not there is the money of every person who has savings/checking accounts at the bank.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Fri, 28 Aug 2015, 6:10pm PDT   Share   Quote   Like (1)   Dislike (3)     Comment 9

dodgerfanjohn says

iwog says

I think Donald Trump is popular now because he's tapping into the intense bigotry against Hispanics that has always existed in the Republican party but is always denied.

Another lie from the Wogster. Shocking, I know.

So, you're saying Iwog really doesn't think that?

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 8:55am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 10

Ironman says

I would hope so, since it's right next to his home state and he has name recognition.

As opposed to Hillary and Biden? Pretty sure they have the name recognition over him, even in NH.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 8:44am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 11

Ironman says

Where Bernie has money issues, Trump doesn't have that problem, not to mention where Trump sits in the polls... Biden is catching up to Bernie in the polls, and Biden isn't officially running yet...

Do you take that as a hint?

Bernie was always an extreme longshot. He's leading New Hampshire, which is much more than anyone expected from him. If he wins there, it will be interesting where it goes next, but he is still an extreme longshot. His only real chance is if Hillary implodes.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 8:24am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 12

Ironman says

So, shouldn't you take that as a hint?

I don't know--Trump doesn't have any establishment support. Do you take that as a hint?

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 7:33am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 13

Ironman says

Like your man Bernie the socialist?

He's doing OK with press coverage. His problem is money and establishment support.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 7:30am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 14

Ironman says

Which is why it's become eerily quiet here by a certain group of people.

Do I have to come in to every thread about Donald and cheer him on? I'm ecstatic that he's doing so well. The Donald is getting loads and loads of press coverage, so I'm not sure what Mr. Happy is complaining about--I'm sure many of the other candidates would love to get covered like he has been...

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 10:54am PDT   Share   Quote   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 15

What's the over/under on Prog references?

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 5:46am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 16

Paralithodes says

I think I understand what you are saying....If it is something that you believe in, then findings can be well within the range of statistical noise, no where close to an own organization's standards for statistical significance, but it is still not "meaningless." You know it, therefore it's true. Or in other words, "Look, a squirrel!"

You would only think that if you were trying to be cute or disingenuous. The point is that just because something doesn't meet the criteria for statistical significance at a 99% confidence level doesn't mean that there the temperature measurement is meaningless or that you can't notice a trend.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Tue, 25 Aug 2015, 5:05am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike     Comment 17

ThreeBays says

The data is available on Redfin. You can see sales records with dates, and listings with # days on Redfin. Simple arithmetic, if more homes are coming on the market than are being sold or pulled off market then the # for sale will increase over time.

I think the disconnect between the data sets is your using of "new" listings and assuming they are all different houses coming to market. In reality, I expect that many of them are old listings being refreshed. Realtors like to do this so that people who are looking online for only new listings will see older listings.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Tue, 25 Aug 2015, 5:01am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 18

Paralithodes says

Translation: 'Since I know absolutely nothing about basic statistics, therefore neither can you. That's why I read neither the article nor the OP itself mentioning the 'uncertainty' [site note for Tat: Also known as statistical significance] in the data. I certainly don't understand it, so I will react by indignant bluffing - saying that it is you who doesn't understand it. That's what adults do.'

lol--nope, I understand that saying it's not statisitically significant to a 95% confidence level is NOT the same as saying:

"So, the new temperature records are meaningless. Neither agency knows whether a record was set."

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Mon, 24 Aug 2015, 12:16pm PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (4)     Comment 19

Ironman says

Nice scientific answer... Low on Troll dollars this week?

I'm sorry, I don't have time to lecture you on statistics 101 right now. Why don't you try expanding your horizons and learning on your own.

tatupu70   befriend   ignore   Mon, 24 Aug 2015, 11:27am PDT   Share   Quote   Like   Dislike (5)     Comment 20

Someone as clueless in statistics as you shouldn't be posting anything.

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