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Patnet and censorship: Performance Art?
by justme on 14 Nov 2017  236 comments, latest 5 months ago
I wonder if @Patrick has just staged a piece of censorship Performance Art by instituting omnipotent censorship, under the guise of "moderation", and crowd-sourced mass-silencing (encouraging the use of the...

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Democratic National Convention: Play-by-play
by justme on 25 Jul 2016  108 comments, latest 2 years ago
Use this thread to post the happenings of the Democratic National Convention: I'll start: The schedulers are trying to bring out non-booable performers in order to silence the voice of...

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WHITE TERROR: bombings in Austin, Texas
by justme on 21 Mar 2018  107 comments, latest a month ago
I was wondering why the right-wing of US politics (and patnet) was so quiet about the Austin bomber. Then I realized why: They had a hunch, and correctly so, that...

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Lake Oroville, CA, dam emergency
by justme on 13 Feb 2017  61 comments, latest a year ago
The above reference photo gives the proper perspective. Note auxilliary/secondary spillway, far left, and the regular/primary spillway, the long concrete "waterslide" right next to it. The big earthen dam...

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Tea Party corruption and flip-flop watch: senator Rand Paul (huffingtonpost.com)
by justme on 9 Nov 2010  58 comments, latest 7 years ago
It took newly elected senator and super-teaparty libertarian Rand Paul of Kentucky all of one week to be corrupted by Washington. He campaigned (as did all Tea Partiers of...

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The Fox News Fear Factory (rollingstone.com)
by justme on 2 Jun 2011  51 comments, latest 7 years ago
Wow, just WOW. You thought Fox News was a bad partisan hack-job? Just wait until you see how the network is actually run. This article gives an inside view...

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Quantifying the blame: Realtors versus Bankers (calculatedriskblog.com)
by justme on 1 Nov 2010  50 comments, latest 7 years ago
By lucky coincidence, CR has a very interesting post today about real-estate broker commissions as a fraction of GDP. http://www.calculatedriskblog. Brokers' commissions also declined sharply in Q3 as the...

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Amazon getting desperate: Announcing $5B stock buyback (marketwatch.com)
by justme on 10 Feb 2016  46 comments, latest 5 months ago
Amazon.com Inc.'s stock AMZN, +1.43% climbed 1.5% in after-hours trade Wednesday, after the e-commerce giant announced a new $5 billion share repurchase program. The company disclosed in a regulatory filing...

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Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) 2017 mass shooting: the facts (en.wikipedia.org)
by justme on 3 Oct 2017  44 comments, latest 6 months ago
One of the best sources for condensed facts about the Las Vegas mass shooting is Wikipedia, which is packed with facts and references to the specific sources of the facts.https://en.wikipedia.org...

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Obsession: Radical Capitalism's global War against Russia and the Ghost of the Soviet Union
by justme on 31 May 2017  39 comments, latest a year ago
I happened upon a good description of the Vietnam War (circa 1955-1975), in a clip about the movie "The Quiet American" based on the 1955 book by the famed English...

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Case-Shiller June numbers are as expected
by justme on 31 Aug 2010  38 comments, latest 8 years ago
As expected, the Case-Shiller Composite 10 and 20 index show a small uptick in June. Â http://www.calculatedriskblog. Â But as Calculated Risk already pointed out a week ago, the rise...

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Senate Testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions
by justme on 13 Jun 2017  37 comments, latest 10 months ago
Open thread about testimony.

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"Emotional labor": Feminists want to get paid for it (newstatesman.com)
by justme on 19 Feb 2016  36 comments, latest 2 years ago
What is "emotional labor", exactly? Well, I thought about it for a while, and I decided to call it by its proper name: NAGGING Here is an article that uses...

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Desperate banks? $500 reward for $15,000 for 6 months
by justme on 3 Mar 2016  33 comments, latest a year ago
An ongoing thread on the topic of banks garnering deposits to use for risky activities Chase bank sent me some junk mail that offers $500 to open checking+saving accounts. Requirements...

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The Walking Dead: Another paranoid and racist TV Show
by justme on 21 Aug 2014  31 comments, latest 4 years ago
With years of hoopla about the Zombie Apocalypse and Cannibal Anarchy on Patnet, I decided to investigate why the meme is so popular. After some googling I succumbed to the...

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Do we have NAR-bots on Patrick.net? (nakedcapitalism.com)
by justme on 20 Feb 2011  30 comments, latest 7 years ago
NAR= National Association of Realtors, bots=robots Given that "astroturf", with the meaning "fake grassroot movement", is pretty much the middle name of the NAR, is it likely that we have...

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Foreclosures: lenders padding the amount of the judgement?
by justme on 17 Dec 2015  29 comments, latest 2 years ago
Note: This is my own case analysis. I have not read it anywhere. Consider the following: a lender has an unpaid balance of X (the default amount), but then somehow...

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Divorce: You're the man, Ellen DeGeneres! (yahoo.com)
by justme on 17 Nov 2016  29 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.yahoo.com/celebrit Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s $345 Million Divorce: “This Could Be One Of Hollywood’s Dirtiest Divorces Ever” (EXCLUSIVE) Portia de Rossi has finally had enough. After eight years...

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GET OUT AND VOTE!
by justme on 2 Nov 2010  28 comments, latest 7 years ago
The title says it all. Having a 40% voter turnout in these hard times is a disgrace. For the country and for democracy.

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Case-Shiller: Home Price declines widespread in August (calculatedriskblog.com)
by justme on 26 Oct 2010  25 comments, latest 5 years ago
Alright, I'll start the inevitable thread on this topic. http://www.calculatedriskblog. Calculated Risk has been saying for months that we had to wait for the Jun-Jul-Aug Case-Shiller numbers (released today October...
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