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about patrick.net
by Patrick on 9 Feb 2015  301 comments, latest 10 days ago
Please read the moderation policy before commenting.Then read the original articles that made this site famous:https://patrick.net/pos https://patrick.net/post/12827 https://patrick.net/post/12827 If you don't like this site, please allow me to start your...

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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  314 comments, latest 3 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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Patrick is off to Europe
by Patrick on 8 Jun 2017  110 comments, latest a year 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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Clever Old Dog
by Patrick on 13 Jan 2018  3 comments, latest 6 months ago
An old Doberman starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a lion heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch....

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Eight groups who lie about the housing market (creekviewrealty.com)
by Patrick on 11 Jul 2015  23 comments, latest 2 months ago
Buyer's agents lie, because they get nothing if there is no sale. Buyer's agents get paid only if their clients buy, no matter how bad the deal is, which is...

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Reject the Recall! (stanforddaily.com)
by Patrick on 20 May 2018  16 comments, latest a month ago
Judge Aaron Persky is to be admired for standing up to the ugly climate of radical feminist intimidation and presumption of male guilt in all cases.Instead of merely crumpling and...

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Why does politics make us stupid? (cognitionandculture.net)
by Patrick on 2 Apr 2018  78 comments, latest 4 months 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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America's health extortion racket is not extending our lives at all
by Patrick on 21 Feb 2018  58 comments, latest 5 months ago
We spend the most of any country by a long shot, and yet have worse outcomes than most other industrialized countries.It's almost as if handing cash to medical administrators, health...

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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 6 months 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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Difference between donation and admission fee
by Patrick on 6 Mar 2018  10 comments, latest 4 months ago
I went to a meetup group recently which had a "required donation" of $3 to attend.I don't really mind the $3, but I do mind the "required donation" phrasing. If...

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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 4 months 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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Shall I start the site whatdidyoubid.com?
by Patrick on 29 Mar 2017  91 comments, latest a year 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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You can now ban users from commenting on your posts
by Patrick on 26 Apr 2017  251 comments, latest a year 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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Peter Thiel leaving Silicon Valley because of lack of political diversity (latimes.com)
by Patrick on 15 Feb 2018  31 comments, latest 5 months ago
http://www.latimes.com/busines Billionaire Peter Thiel, one of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley and its most prominent conservative, plans to move his home and personal investment firm to Los Angeles...

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Would-be thieves are electrocuted and die inside Detroit lighting facility while attempting to steal copper wire (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 30 Dec 2017  18 comments, latest 7 months ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new Two would-be thieves were found dead Friday inside a Detroit public lighting facility after they were electrocuted by 24,000 volts.Officials said the pair was found at a substation of...

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An ER visit, a $12,000 bill — and a health insurer that wouldn’t pay (vox.com)
by Patrick on 29 Jan 2018  31 comments, latest 6 months ago
https://www.vox.com/policy-and Cloyd came in after a night of worsening fever and a increasing pain on the right side of her stomach. She called her mother, a former nurse, who thought...

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How to get girlfriend to put her phone down (heartiste.wordpress.com)
by Patrick on 2 Feb 2018  8 comments, latest 6 months ago
Hat tip to Heartiste

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Landlords are social parasites (theguardian.com)
by Patrick on 16 Apr 2018  86 comments, latest 3 months 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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University degrees get consistently less valuable, especially compared to high-paying manual trade jobs (npr.org)
by Patrick on 26 Apr 2018  23 comments, latest 3 months ago
https://www.npr.org/sections/e While a shortage of workers is pushing wages higher in the skilled trades, the financial return from a bachelor's degree is softening, even as the price — and the...

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Taleb on open borders (twitter.com)
by Patrick on 1 Jul 2018  41 comments, latest 17 days ago
https://twitter.com/nntaleb
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