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On a Personal Note
by HARM in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   176 comments, latest 12 years ago
In the course of posting here, many of us come to learn much about each other. In some ways, I've come to view many of the "regulars" here as friends,...
SF Real Estate Overpriced? I don't think so
by Buster in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   97 comments, latest 3 years ago
I am admittedly a geography nerd to the 10th degree. There is a great deal of hand wringing about the 'over-priced' real estate in San Francisco. Actually, I believe it...
Geography of hate, USA style
by kentm   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   81 comments, latest 6 years ago
fyi the correlations are interesting ...
What's wrong with the educational system and how to fix it.
by Dan8267 in #environment   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   60 comments, latest 5 years ago
Peter Schiff debates Diana Carew, economist at the Progressive Policy Institute, on whether or not students are better off with college loans. Are universities unethical? The video from the article...
91% of Americans living in Mexico are "Illegal"
by gsr in #buildthewall   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   44 comments, latest 1 week ago
When most people hear the words "undocumented immigrants" they think Mexicans right? But did you know that there are a lot Americans living illegally in Mexico? Yeah, I didn’t think...
Looks Like Being Rich and Living in the SFBA DOESN'T Make You Happy
by Ironman   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   31 comments, latest 2 years ago
Happiness is admittedly, incredibly subjective. One person's happiness (from a high-stakes job, a sprawling yard, a set of twins) is another's headache. Even the things that make most of us...
When you think of all the unemployed PhDs in Chem, Physics, etc.
by WaPoIsHitler Lipsovitch   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   22 comments, latest 1 month ago
Think of this. This paper is interested in thinking more about sexuality education at school. As such, it is concerned with a mundane and unacknowledged feature of the sexuality classroom...
U.S. overdue to raise taxes on the rich
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   20 comments, latest 8 months ago
Americans of modest means. Early in the Obama era, the ennobling language of campaign pundits prevailed. There was much discussion of white working-class voters, with whom the Democrats, and...
The FBI Was Responsible for the 9 Church Deaths in Charleston
by Ironman   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   14 comments, latest 1 year ago
After the killing of nine churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., President Obama urged a ‘greater sense of urgency’ on gun control. But an FBI mistake – not weak laws – allowed...
Awkward Poll Results - Republicans To Bomb Agrabah?
by BayAreaObserver   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   13 comments, latest 1 year ago
Thirty percent of Republicans say they would support bombing Agrabah, and 13 percent say they would oppose that measure. Most, about 57 percent, were simply unsure. If you’re unclear about...
Obama's immigration policy makes good sense
by tovarichpeter in #politics   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   10 comments, latest 2 years ago
Thursdaynight was very strong). The immigration system is broken, and the House has consistently resisted action, even after Senate Ds and Rs passed a comprehensive bill. So, good for...
Barron Hilton will leave estate to charity
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   9 comments, latest 2 years ago
The hotel magnate Barron Hilton has announced plans to donate almost all his fortune to charity, slashing at a stroke his granddaughter Paris Hilton's inheritance, not to mention her...
Heart disease by geography in Europe
by Patrick   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   8 comments, latest 1 year ago
sure, there are many possible explanations, but damn, it corresponds really well to wine, beer, and hard liquor. the french drink wine the germans drink beer the eastern europeans...
U.S. power grid on verge of failure
by tovarichpeter   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   6 comments, latest 3 years ago
Facebook can lose a few users and remain a perfectly stable network, but where the national grid is concerned simple geography dictates that it is always just a few...
Chiles Growing Desert Is Closing In on the Countrys Capital
by indigenous in #environment   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   6 comments, latest 1 year ago
The world’s driest desert is expanding south and sitting in its path is Chile’s capital. Santiago, a city of 7 million people 1,000 kilometers (622 miles) from the Atacama desert,...
Your Education Level Is The Biggest Predictor Of Your Life Span
by ohomen171 in #politics   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   5 comments, latest 5 years ago
A Surprising Secret to a Long Life: Stay in School Michael Stravato for The New York Times Irma Lara, 75, who came to the United States from Mexico when she...
Feds Paid $709,000 To Academic Who Studies How Glaciers Are Sexist
by indigenous   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   5 comments, latest 11 months ago
Academics at the University of Oregon have determined that glaciers and the science that studies them are deeply sexist. “Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist...
Housing Market Update: Buyers getting less for their money
by golfplan18 in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   4 comments, latest 3 years ago
Median prices and cost of ownership is stagnant, but the cost per-square-foot is rising. Buyers get less for their money as they substitute down in quality. The most commonly...
Russia and the Menace of Unreality
by Straw Man   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   3 comments, latest 2 years ago
How Vladimir Putin is revolutionizing information warfare Peter Pomerantsev Sep 9 2014, 3:42 PM ET At the NATO summit in Wales last week, General Philip Breedlove, the military alliance’s top...
What If We Redrew State Boundaries?
by Dan8267 in #politics   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   2 comments, latest 1 year ago
Unfortunately, Americans would never go for anything that involves learning new geography.#politics...
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