"Blacks represent 13% of the population but commit 50% of the murders; 90% of black victims are murdered by other blacks," writes Time's Joe Klein, calling for "provocative" thinking on race in America. "The facts suggest that history is not enough to explain this social disaster."
Yep, blacks make up 13% of the population (actually black males are 6.5% of the population), but the total black murders are 85% of what the whities are...
On a related note, My brother bought a 6500 sq/ft place in Marlboro for 1.2 million, but there is a huge difference demographically between Marlboro and Brick/Toms River/Lakewood or Stafford Twp....Really, the difference between Monmouth and Ocean is night and day.
Primary difference, there's no waterfront property in Marlboro. Plus, who wants to live next to people who have that "New York" attitude?
1.2 million gets you on the waterfront in Ocean County, that would really suck and be tough to take.
One thing I've learned from Patrick.net, typically when people are talking about a group, and trying to tell you they know what it is (beliefs, makeup, etc.), they aren't speaking from direct personal experience as part of that group.
... it's usually overgeneralized BS, or just completely wrong.
Based on all of YOUR past posts here, I would say you're right!!
Uber driver suit can proceed as class-action, judge rules, expanding it to 160,000 drivers
A suit filed by four drivers against ride-hailing company Uber can proceed as a class action, a California federal judge ruled. This means the case will now involve about 160,000 other drivers in California. The drivers say they are employees of Uber, rather than independent contractors, and say Uber failed to reimburse them for expenses and failed to pay them the entire tip amounts given by riders.
Uber argued that the drivers' claims didn't amount to a classwide problem and that it didn't have a uniform control or relationship across all drivers. The court found that the drivers met class action criteria on the issues of their employment status and tips, but said it was not convinced on the question of on expense reimbursement. The drivers include UberBlack, UberX and UberSUV drivers.
Did you just come out from under a rock? Was this the first cop to get shot this year? I guess the perps have all been bankers, right?
Uh, I don't think so. But why post this incident which doesn't support your statement at all?
I'm sure I over spoke and when the 3 criminals get caught, they will turn out to be valedictorians of their high school classes, choir boys at church, Eagle Scouts, Harvard graduates and just simply misunderstood.
Interesting I thought NJ property taxes were the highest in the nation?
They are, when you compare house prices only. Taxes on a 1 million house here would be higher than a 1 million house in CA. But, if you compare the actual size and features of comparable houses, the prices here are a lot less.. So, you can pay a lot less (at least 75% less) for the same sized house, but you'll have a little higher taxes.
Example, I did a quick search for a similar sized house in the OP. Here is what $190K buys you here versus 3.4 Mil in Palo Alto:
the important thing to remember is that basically none of those houses are actually for sale. those are all "estimated values" based on the premise that one of them in that picture sold for a similar amount sometime in the last year.
I know that, even with the house in the OP, Zillow has it estimated at 2.36M and it just went pending at 3.4 M.... Quite a spread in prices... There has been a handful sold in the neighborhood in the ranges of 2.4M to 10M... That's insane!!!
I think at current prices silver is historically low vs gold and is such a tiny market that it could have nice upside potential with additional buying interest. Silver rises much faster than gold during bull markets and falls much harder during bear markets.
That's what I'm trying to decide... Sitting here with dry powder trying to figure out as the stock market craters, silver normal rises, but it ain't happening... Decisions, decisions..