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  • On 23 Nov 2014 in The singularity is fast approaching, The Professor said:

    New Renter says

    Do you really need a $400k/yr team of humans to turn doctors notes into a bottle of pills?

    No.

    Do you really need a bottle of pills?

    Machines will continue to be built for good and evil. They can be used to make life easier or to end life on a holocaust scale.

    Animal life starts with an egg and fertilizing sperm and grows into amazingly diverse and complicated organisms; life.

    We can program machines to serve us and act human, they may even have been built with self modifying code that determines humans are anachronistic and must be destroyed, but their intelligence will always be artificial when compared to the DNA that our creator created.

    I got no links, just educated opinion.

  • On 23 Nov 2014 in Hope, Change & transparency. My big ol' butt!, The Professor said:

    CaptainShuddup says

    You can be owned, I still believe in the election system if you don't let the Democrats dictate the terms.

    Lead, be owned or get the fuck out of the way.

    Listening to you whining defeatists about these matters for the last 7 years, it's obvious what you guys are.

    The whining reluctant constituency.

    I still feel free, though I see how the system is crushing the little guy more and more; you, yourself, whine about the corrupt inept corporate politico media complex.

    As long as we try to fight the system by standing behind one party or the other we will continue to be strangled by the beast.

    They laugh when we fight over party, class, and race. As long as we are ignorant and divided they can continue to conquer.

  • On 23 Nov 2014 in The singularity is fast approaching, The Professor said:

    Humans are amazing! They convert vegetables, meat, and water to incredible amounts of electro-mechanical energy. The human brain has incredible processing and storage power of which we have only a rudimentary understanding.

    You can program a computer to calculate and kill but they will never have REAL intuition and common sense. We can create a crude facsimile but human intelligence is beyond the comprehension of human intelligence.

  • On 23 Nov 2014 in Hope, Change & transparency. My big ol' butt!, The Professor said:

    CaptainShuddup says

    So you finally realize that Obama is an asshole, but you still can't admit it with out dragging the Republicans in on your blame and outrage?

    Tweedle Dee. What part of OWNERS don't you understand? The political theatre is just a puppet show put on by the people that really own the country and make all of the decisions.

  • On 22 Nov 2014 in The singularity is fast approaching, The Professor said:

    marcus says

    true AI is possible

    True?

    Artificial intelligence is not real intelligence by definition.

    It is probably beyond man to create a machine with the capacity for intelligence that our creator endowed us with. Us truly understanding our creator is as likely as a super sophisticated computer virus understanding the software engineer that created it.

  • On 22 Nov 2014 in Common ground among all the people., The Professor said:

    HEY YOU says

    "..the ruling class [in the US].."

    Putin must have been talking about Rep/Con/Teas.

    Tweedle Dee or Tweedle dumb?

    The twin parties are just tools of the oligarchy to suppress the citizenry. As long as people keep watching reality shows they will keep making them.

  • On 20 Nov 2014 in Stuff Liberals Say, The Professor said:

    That's racist!!

  • On 19 Nov 2014 in Never Ending Pre-foreclosures, The Professor said:

    Call it Crazy says

    It only shows pre foreclosure after a legal default notice is filed at the county.

    By definition.

    FortWayne says

    zillow

    I heard they were inaccurate.

    Does anyone have a more accurate source of pre-foreclosure numbers?

    It does seem a bit unreasonable that Concord has only 201 houses for sale and 175 in pre-foreclosure.

  • On 19 Nov 2014 in Never Ending Pre-foreclosures, The Professor said:

    Lafayette is doing OK. There are more for sale than in trouble. 39 for sale and 29 in trouble.

    The stock market is where all the money is now. This real estate news is so yesterday.

    RECOVERY FORWARD!

  • On 18 Nov 2014 in Never Ending Pre-foreclosures, The Professor said:

    jazz music says

    Tomorrow's another day.

    I find it unsettling that this next wave of foreclosures peaks in July 2017, the middle of Iwog's predicted meltdown year.

  • On 18 Nov 2014 in Never Ending Pre-foreclosures, The Professor said:

    zzyzzx says

    How does this compare to historical averages?

    Probably France right before the revolution.

  • On 18 Nov 2014 in With the foreclosure crisis past, why are foreclosures rising? - OC Housing News, The Professor said:

    From the article,
    "The next wave of foreclosures won’t be as damaging as the 2008 tsunami. The whole point of lender can-kicking was to meter out these foreclosures over time, and in that regard, they succeeded. We likely won’t see substantive price declines from the upcoming REOs, but it will be welcome added supply that may help sales volumes."

    How long can they kick the can?

  • On 18 Nov 2014 in Never Ending Pre-foreclosures, The Professor said:

    Sacramento 1069 for sale 1315 in trouble.
    Vallejo 324 for sale 393 in trouble.
    Contra Costa County (Home of Iwog) 2127 for sale 2240 in trouble.

    Recovery! soon...

  • On 18 Nov 2014 in Never Ending Pre-foreclosures, The Professor said:

    Even Mountain View! There are 25 properties for sale and 15 in pre-foreclosure.

  • On 16 Nov 2014 in Rights are special privileges the government gives you', The Professor said:

    The Declaration of Independence says

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

    Our rights are endowed and inalienable. A just government exists only to secure these rights.

    The monarchs of old are the oligarchs of today. They exist to pervert the consent of the people, deny them their natural rights, and enslave them for personal profit.

  • On 16 Nov 2014 in Jessie Ventura "Military doesn't' fight for our freedom", The Professor said:

    tovarichpeter says

    They give them all the ra ra at the stadiums, and they cheer 'em on,"

    Jessie for president 2016!

    How could he be worse than Clinton, Obama, or a Bush?

  • On 16 Nov 2014 in Rights are special privileges the government gives you', The Professor said:

    The following words were and would now be considered treasonous.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
    ...
    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
    ...
    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
    ...
    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
    ...
    And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

    Let us teach our children what we fought the 1st American revolution for.

  • On 16 Nov 2014 in Pot venture capitalists stand to make billions, The Professor said:

    tovarichpeter says

    Pot venture capitalists stand to make billions

    They already have. Now they're going legit'.

  • On 14 Nov 2014 in Foreclosures spike as banks ramp up repossessions, The Professor said:

    Strategist says

    Now that we are in a much better position

    I am.

    Are most people?

  • On 14 Nov 2014 in Foreclosures spike as banks ramp up repossessions, The Professor said:

    Strategist says

    Lets go back in time 3 years. We had an unprecedented level of distressed properties, high unemployment, the economy in the dumps, and yet real estate sales and prices shot up. Now that we are in a much better position, why can't we have another phase of rising sales and prices?

    The rentiers have grabbed those properties with leverage (created money) from the banks and raised the rents strangling our consumer economy causing much suffering for the many and much wealth for the few.

    A sock puppet should know this; even Iwog does.

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