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Self-contradictory immigration laws in California? (californiaemploymentlaw.foxroth)
by Patrick on 23 Jun 2018  9 comments, latest a month ago
Pursuant to Section 12801.9, the DMV must issue a license to people who are not in the country legally if they’re otherwise qualified for the license. Those licenses indicate on...

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Supreme Court: Cops Can't Track Cell Phone Location Without A Warrant (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick on 22 Jun 2018  11 comments, latest a month ago
https://www.zerohedge.com/news Well, not for "weeks or months" anyway:The Supreme Court ruled Friday that law enforcement cannot track people's movements for periods of weeks or months without a warrant.In a 5-4...

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Price reductions arrive in San Jose
by Patrick on 23 Jun 2018  1 comment, latest a month ago
Starting to follow in the footsteps of NYC, Toronto, and Vancouver?

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What stocks are you holding?
by Patrick on 23 Mar 2018  30 comments, latest a month ago
Anyone else want to share the tickers of individual stocks that they own? (Without the number of shares, to maintain at least some privacy about net worth.)Here's what I'm holding,...

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Interesting Group Fighting False Allegations (saveservices.org)
by Patrick on 19 Jun 2018  3 comments, latest a month ago
http://www.saveservices.org/se In contrast, victim-centered investigations employ procedures that emphasize the collection of corroborative evidence supportive of the complainant and discourage the collection of exculpatory evidence, thereby increasing the likelihood of...

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Going to try to visit Martin's Beach, just because Vinod Khosla is breaking the law (businessinsider.com)
by Patrick on 17 Jun 2018  11 comments, latest a month ago
http://www.businessinsider.com I'm going over to try to visit Martin's Beach, just south of Half Moon Bay, both because it's a nice day, and because the law specifically prohibits private landowners...

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Twitter and YouTube political censorship draws lawsuits (theguardian.com)
by Patrick on 4 Mar 2018  15 comments, latest a month ago
https://www.theguardian.com/th The plaintiffs claim that they are the victims of discrimination as a result of their conservative viewpoint, and make further arguments that YouTube has breached its contracts and injured...

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Abandoned Macy's Is Now A Homeless Shelter Housing Its Former Employees (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick on 16 Jun 2018  7 comments, latest a month ago
https://www.zerohedge.com/news The Macy’s at the Landmark Mall in Alexandria, Virginia used to be an iconic and historic building. In what is now undoubtedly a sign of the times, it has...

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Alternatives to Google Products – The Complete List (restoreprivacy.com)
by Patrick on 11 Jun 2018  Posted a month ago
https://restoreprivacy.com/goo Google’s entire business model is based on you surrendering to their corporate surveillance. That’s it. All they do is repackage mass corporate surveillance into convenient, free, trendy applications that...

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Why you are not allowed to visit Lake Pilarcitos (everythingsouthcity.com)
by Patrick on 10 Jun 2018  Posted a month ago
http://www.everythingsouthcity The SF Watershed land is managed by the SFPUC, otherwise known as the San Francisco Water Department. It is entirely closed to the public; it is only open to...

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Sheryl Sandberg’s MIT Commencement Address Clearly References Personal Data Of Individual Graduating Students (theonion.com)
by Patrick on 8 Jun 2018  Posted a month ago
https://www.theonion.com/shery CAMBRIDGE, MA—Emphasizing the graduates’ enthusiasm for life, eagerness to contribute to society, and 22 percent higher than average engagement rate with online data aggregation sites, Facebook chief operating officer...

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"It's Just Too Expensive" - Almost Half Bay Area Residents Want Out (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick on 7 Jun 2018  12 comments, latest a month ago
https://www.zerohedge.com/news Reports of an 'exodus' from California are no longer click-bait headlines, but the very real life-affecting decisions sending the 'great middle-class' anywhere but 'here' are becoming more vivid every...

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Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought (nature.com)
by Patrick on 8 Jun 2018  15 comments, latest a month ago
https://www.nature.com/article Siphoning carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere could be more than an expensive last-ditch strategy for averting climate catastrophe. A detailed economic analysis published on 7 June suggests that...

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Same article in papers thousands of times, always deliberately confusing LAND VALUE with house value (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 11 Apr 2018  14 comments, latest a month ago
It's amazing how many times the same article can get printed, just with a different address and different price. In every case the story is the same:* Look at this...

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Toronto’s House Price Bubble Not Fun Anymore (wolfstreet.com)
by Patrick on 7 Jun 2018  2 comments, latest a month ago
https://wolfstreet.com/2018/06 But it’s not just at the high end. At the low end too. In May, sales of homes below C$500,000 – about 68% of them were condos – fell...

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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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Patrick.net Moderation Policy (reddit.com)
by Patrick on 14 Apr 2018  11 comments, latest 2 months ago
TL;DR If you are expressing a sincerely held point of view with good will, you don't need to read the rest of this. Such comments and posts are very welcome...

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The relationship between cannabis and hops
by Patrick on 3 Jun 2018  12 comments, latest 2 months ago
I was at a beer tasting on Thursday, and remarked how one light and lemony beer had a very marijuana-like scent to it. The brewers immediately pointed out that cannabis...

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The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go? (latimes.com)
by Patrick on 3 Jun 2018  17 comments, latest 2 months ago
http://www.latimes.com/local/l When a catastrophic earthquake hits California, buildings will topple and potentially hundreds could be killed.But what gets less attention is the wrenching aftermath of such a huge temblor, which...

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Millions of U.S. Homedebtors Still Under Water on Mortgages (bloombergquint.com)
by Patrick on 3 Jun 2018  2 comments, latest 2 months ago
https://www.bloombergquint.com (Bloomberg) -- A staggering number of American homeowners remain under water on their mortgages a decade after the housing bubble burst.Almost 4.5 million households -- or 9.1 percent --...
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