Patrick

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Freedom to Offend
by Patrick on 9 Feb 2015  530 comments, latest 2 days ago
Patrick.net is a mostly-unmoderated anonymous forum where the fundamental human right to offend is protected. Freedom of speech is nothing but the freedom to offend. Speech which offends no one...

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ONLY the left is violent (washingtonpost.com)
by Patrick on 1 Aug 2018  340 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com http://www.foxnews.com/food-dr http://www.foxnews.com/food-dr https://www.wnd.com/2018/04/tr http://www.fox5dc.com/news/loc https://www.infowars.com/shock https://www.nbcnews.com/politi https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2 http://www.neonnettle.com/feat https://nypost.com/2018/01/21/ All political violence in the US is leftists attacking Trump supporters. The opposite does not happen at all.

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Ten Reasons It's A Terrible Time To Buy An Expensive House (sociology.ucsc.edu)
by Patrick on 11 Jul 2015  326 comments, latest 2 months ago
Because house prices in expensive areas still dangerously high compared to incomes and rents. Banks say a safe mortgage is a maximum of 3 times the buyer's annual income with...

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Tesla as an Investment
by Patrick on 22 Dec 2018  303 comments, latest 2 days ago
What do people think about Tesla (TSLA)?It's over $300, with a loss of $10/share, but revenue just keeps going up. Hard to figure out what a fair price is since...

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You can now ban users from commenting on your posts
by Patrick on 26 Apr 2017  251 comments, latest 2 years ago
Just go to their user page like https://patrick.net/users/Iron and click "ban" under their name. So between that and the ad hominem link, everyone should be able to moderate their own...

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Anyone want to have their own forum?
by Patrick on 7 Jan 2018  189 comments, latest a year ago
I'm working on making it easy to spin up new clones of patrick.net under different domain names.Anyone have a particular love of a topic and want to be a co-founder...

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Opinions on SODA?
by Patrick on 18 Jan 2013  165 comments, latest 9 months ago
My wife bought me a Sodastream water carbonator and I like it because I can make fizzy water for about 30 cents a liter instead of paying $1 a liter...

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Sessions to make major ‘sanctuary jurisdiction announcement’ in Sacramento tomorrow (sfgate.com)
by Patrick on 6 Mar 2018  143 comments, latest a year ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to be in Sacramento on Wednesday to make what his office describes as a “major sanctuary jurisdiction announcement,” just blocks from the state Capitol,...

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Bets on how the government shutdown ends?
by Patrick on 14 Jan 2019  143 comments, latest 4 months ago
Will Trump get his 5.7B, or will the globalist anti-worker forces get to dissolve the border?Wish I could takes money on these bets.

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Trump has brought us much greater peace and prosperity than any other president in decades (magapill.com)
by Patrick on 23 Mar 2019  141 comments, latest 25 days ago
No matter what you think of Trump the person, he has so far led us to much greater peace and prosperity than we had before him.* No new wars. In...

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New version of patrick.net is live! (github.com)
by Patrick on 20 Aug 2017  118 comments, latest a year ago
You should not notice all that much, maybe a few things will be slightly different, or broken! Please tell me about broken things: p@patrick.net Even better, if you know how...

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Grisly details emerge about the deaths of a lesbian couple and their 6 adopted kids whose SUV plunged off a California cliff (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 5 Apr 2019  115 comments, latest 2 months ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne Authorities have shared grisly details of the deaths of a family whose SUV plunged off a cliff in California, including how their bodies were retrieved and how the children...

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37 Bogus Arguments About Housing (marketplace.publicradio.org)
by Patrick on 11 Jul 2015  113 comments, latest a year ago
Houses always increase in value in the long run. FALSE. Price is what you pay and value is what you get. The value of a house is constant. It just...

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Kuwaitis demand more obedient slaves (theguardian.com)
by Patrick on 23 Jul 2018  113 comments, latest 10 months ago
https://www.theguardian.com/wo A Kuwaiti social media star is facing a backlash after criticising new laws improving conditions for the country’s Filipino domestic workers.Sondos Alqattan, an Instagram star and makeup artist with...

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Patrick is off to Europe
by Patrick on 8 Jun 2017  110 comments, latest 2 years ago
Going to spend some of the money I saved by renting all this time and take a month long trip to Europe. First going to work on my Irish Gaelic...

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The political suicide of the left
by Patrick on 2 Aug 2018  102 comments, latest 10 months ago

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Democrats have 'myopic obsession with politically targeting' Trump (washingtonexaminer.com)
by Patrick on 25 Apr 2019  101 comments, latest 16 days ago
https://www.washingtonexaminer Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., warned Tuesday that congressional Democrats are committed to vexing President Trump at any cost even as their party leadership tamps down talk of possible impeachment...

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Carbon Doomsday (carbondoomsday.com)
by Patrick on 8 Feb 2018  98 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.carbondoomsday.com/

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From now on I will delete every single comment that is about another user.
by Patrick on 8 Jan 2018  97 comments, latest a year ago
Just talk about anything else in the world.I don't care if the site dies, you may not talk about the other users.

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Election Results
by Patrick on 6 Nov 2018  95 comments, latest 7 months ago
As of 5:55pm in California:Looks like both House and Senate will remain Republican at this point.

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California’s high-speed rail project was fucked by the hiring of costly consultants who were big campaign donors (latimes.com)
by Patrick on 28 Apr 2019  92 comments, latest 6 days ago
https://www.latimes.com/local/ But actually reducing the role of consultants will be problematic because they have become cemented into place.When state rail authority employees go to their Sacramento headquarters, they work in...

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Shall I start the site whatdidyoubid.com?
by Patrick on 29 Mar 2017  91 comments, latest 2 years ago
It would be the place where people list their losing bid on a house, to try to catch realtor fraud. Realtors routinely block bids which don't give their own agency...

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Free Patrick.net Bumper Stickers
by Patrick on 30 Dec 2011  87 comments, latest 2 years ago
They are 3" x 10". Even though they have a peel-off sticky back, you should still get them wet before applying so that you can slide them around a...

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Patrick is looking for seed funding for housing site (moz.com)
by Patrick on 10 Jul 2017  87 comments, latest 2 years ago
Patrick.net had a glorious past during the great housing bubble as a voice calling into question the relentless propaganda of realtors. The site was featured on NPR, in the Wall...

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A chilling study shows how hostile college students are toward free speech (washingtonpost.com)
by Patrick on 19 Nov 2017  87 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com For example, when students were asked whether the First Amendment protects “hate speech,” 4 in 10 said no. This is, of course, incorrect. Speech promoting hatred — or at...

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Landlords are social parasites (theguardian.com)
by Patrick on 16 Apr 2018  86 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.theguardian.com/co Landlord of the year. Lol! Rofbhawuild! (Rolling on the floor, banging my head against the wall until I lose my deposit.) Who is it going to be? One who...

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In California, House Sales Are Plunging Like It Is 2008 All Over Again (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)
by Patrick on 2 Nov 2018  86 comments, latest 7 months ago
http://theeconomiccollapseblog According to CNBC, the number of new and existing homes sold in southern California was down 18 percent in September compared to a year ago…The number of new and...

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Movie recommendations?
by Patrick on 24 Feb 2017  84 comments, latest 2 years ago
What was a good movie you liked? Something that's not in the theaters anymore. Some movies I've enjoyed recently: Arrival Clerks II Gravity The Accountant The Girl on the Train...

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Cambridge University’s Shameful Treatment of Jordan Peterson (quillette.com)
by Patrick on 6 Apr 2019  84 comments, latest a month ago
https://quillette.com/2019/04/ On Wednesday, March 20, the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge sent the following tweet: Jordan Peterson requested a visiting fellowship at the Faculty of Divinity, and...

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My Rich Black Friend
by Patrick on 21 Mar 2018  83 comments, latest a year ago
I have a rich black friend, about the same age as I am, but much richer than I am. Like me, he got a useful technical degree, but he invested...

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Moderation policy is what it is
by Patrick on 2 Apr 2018  82 comments, latest a year ago
If you hate this site, please allow me to start your own forum for you where you can personally be in charge of its moderation policies. Complaints about moderation policies...

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Differing views on how people get to be rich
by Patrick on 28 Mar 2017  79 comments, latest 2 years ago

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Why does politics make us stupid? (cognitionandculture.net)
by Patrick on 2 Apr 2018  78 comments, latest a year ago
A few weeks ago, a TV interview of clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson by journalist Cathy Newman became a minor Internet phenomenon, thanks to the journalist’s extraordinary interviewing style. She handled...

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How countries go backwards (edge.org)
by Patrick on 14 Sep 2018  76 comments, latest 8 months ago
https://www.edge.org/conversat To understand these losses in extreme isolation, the easiest case to understand is Japan, because the loss of firearms in Japan was witnessed and described. It took place in...

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Bitcoin surges to new peak
by Patrick on 12 Oct 2017  74 comments, latest a year ago
#investing

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Why we are so lucky to have Trump as President (realclearpolitics.com)
by Patrick on 10 Feb 2019  71 comments, latest 3 months ago
https://www.realclearpolitics. “My opposition to Donald Trump was wrong,” said Dennis Prager, describing Donald Trump as a “great president” whose political successes are connected to a disregard for the left-wing and...

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Plunging costs make solar, wind and battery storage cheaper than coal (reneweconomy.com.au)
by Patrick on 29 Jan 2018  70 comments, latest a year ago
http://reneweconomy.com.au/plu The plunging cost of storage, along with that of wind and solar power, appears to have crossed a new threshold after a tender conducted by a major US energy...

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Maybe it is climate change, but damn, no worries about California drought for years to come (sacbee.com)
by Patrick on 28 Feb 2019  70 comments, latest 2 months ago
https://www.sacbee.com/news/we Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort hit 300 inches of snowfall for February, smashing monthly records at the Lake Tahoe area ski resort.Squaw Valley came away from the most...

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Patrick.net hacked!
by Patrick on 22 Sep 2017  69 comments, latest a year ago
Someone badly fucked with the site. Sorry for the delay in getting it back.

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Perhaps there is hope for The Netherlands after all: Thierry Baudet (weltwoche.ch)
by Patrick on 31 Mar 2019  69 comments, latest 2 months ago
https://www.weltwoche.ch/ausga “There's a proper reawakening across Europe going on”Europe is closely eyeing conservative shooting star Thierry Baudet who rose to victory in Dutch regional elections, last week. The hyper-photogenic millennial...
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