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1   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2012 Feb 21, 12:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If you put enough arm into it, any dead cat will bounce, even appearing lively for a moment as it leaves the sidewalk.

When an entire industry is vested in making the dead cat appear convincingly vital, really anything can happen for a month or two.

When the whole federal government has thrown everything it and the Wall Street psychopaths can muster to keep the bubble inflated, the cat may even blink momentarily.

2   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2013 Oct 10, 6:52am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

The U.S. government doesn't represent Americans. It represents corporations. And corporate approval of Congress is high.

Big business, not the citizen, is the boss of Congress and the White House.

4   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2014 Jul 12, 2:12am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

C'mon, you slaves, businesses walk away from loans all the time and continue to obtain new loans. Tishman Speyer is an infamous deadbeat RE developer who continues to obtain new financing. For that matter, jP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, GE Capital, all of the investment banks that were bankrupt received new money from us taxpayers. I understand that those who hate slaves who escape slavery the most are those who accept their lot as slaves. But please tell my why it is OK for businesses to walk away from debt, worse, to market fraudulent products, and yet continue to receive loans, but when the little guy does it, tsk, tsk, tsk.

There is nothing real about money. It can be created out of thin air for the well connected. You slaves actually have to work for it, and instead of killing bankers, you are bitching about runaway slaves. Pathetic.

5   bmwman91   ignore (1)   2013 Feb 7, 3:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

robertoaribas says

Sorry, but that is actually going to be positive for home prices.

And therefore positive for everyone that actually works a job that does this weird thing involving productivity?

I don't see how anyone can spin Wall Street buying-up swaths of residential properties as a positive thing. You have said repeatedly that you don't care what the paper-value of your rental empire is, so surely you aren't rooting for valuation increases. These are the same Wall Street psychopaths that held a gun to the collective heads of all pensioners in the US in order to get the US taxpayer to pay for their gambling tab a few short years ago. These psychopathic entities should have been burned to the damn ground, not paid to receive a hand-job from the taxpayers then then handed the keys to become those same taxpayers' landlord.

All I hope is that we manage to get another FDR at the helm to gut these vampiric entities. If we don't, it'll be pitchforks and AR15's from people that have had enough, but I don't want to see that. It's too bad that the mentally unstable folks with guns are running around shooting up schools. If they directed their ire at board rooms on Wall Street, we'd be naming national holidays after them someday.

6   someone else   ignore (0)   2011 Oct 20, 12:49pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

True, Prop 13 is starving the schools, but people who bought recently do pay a reasonable property tax rate. So a parcel tax on top of that is unfair to them.

The real problem is that Prop 13

* lets businesses get away with paying almost no property tax, forever
* lets landlords rake in rent and pay nearly none of the cost of police, fire, etc
* lets the elderly pass on their ultra-low property tax rate to rich children, forever
* lets the very rich avoid property tax, since Prop 13 has no means test at all

What was supposed to protect poor old people ended up protecting the ultra-rich, landlords, and corporations. Of course the people who created Prop 13 knew that all along.

7   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2017 Feb 15, 10:13am     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Ironman says

I have thick skin.

Those are callouses from banging sheep. Unfortunately the thickened skin comes along with a small brain. Consequently, you never have anything interesting to contribute.

8   zzyzzx   ignore (2)   2016 Jan 5, 11:26am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        


9   Booger   ignore (4)   2017 Aug 25, 6:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Obama pardons drug dealers, Trump pardons a sheriff.

10   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2014 Nov 2, 11:17pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Captain knows everything!

He installed a carpet once!

11   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2012 Jun 23, 12:48pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Die, Boomer fucks, fucking Die and take the banksters and Realtor®s with you to hell!

12   someone else   ignore (0)   2012 Jan 23, 7:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

To be rich is to control the labor of other people. To be rich is to have other people serve you. Everything else is an abstraction that obscures the fundamantal division into masters and servants.

If you just think about that for a minute, it becomes obvious that we cannot all be rich. Who then would be the servants? No matter how hard we all work, no matter how smart we all may be, it is mathematically impossible for everyone to to be rich.

So if we're going to have rich people (and I think we should have some) the question becomes this: What is the proper qualification for being rich? Here are your choices:

1. Being born into wealth and accumulating more via your mere ownership of assets.
2. Personally creating useful products and services.

If you agree that number two is the answer, that argues strongly for high inheritance taxes, and high taxes on unearned income from mere ownership, and low taxes on actual work.

There are some other options though, by thinking beyond national boundaries:

3. Importing people from Africa and making them your hereditary slaves.
4. Exporting work to poor countries, the way the US is doing with China.

13   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2012 Feb 16, 3:02am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

There were never any offers.

Be sure to call the abutting neighbors to this shit house and tell them the thing is a termite nest and should be burned to the ground.

Then call the realfucktard and ask what she did that was so impressive that her pimp let her keep his car.

15   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2013 Mar 19, 9:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There is no reason a townhouse in Stockton should not be worth $2 million by this time next year.

16   someone else   ignore (0)   2013 Jan 26, 10:12am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

The Federal Reserve should not exist.

The idea that we can trust a cabal of bankers to manipulate the currency in the public interest is laughable.

17   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2012 Sep 26, 3:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hey, Allah!

Suck my dick!


18   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2012 Jul 29, 10:03am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The poor refuse to become rich or to commit suicide.

Why do they hate Freedom?

19   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2012 Feb 29, 6:45am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Plant potatoes and teach the family hand to hand combat skills.

20   Booger   ignore (4)   2019 Sep 14, 12:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The oil facility probably had information that would lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.
21   komputodo   ignore (2)   2019 Jun 30, 12:21pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tim Aurora says
Disagree with hat socialist agenda. I think it penalizes the parents who paid for college.

It penalizes everyone who paid for college...not just the parents......and sets a precedent that people who pay their obligations are fools.
23   zzyzzx   ignore (2)   2016 Dec 19, 6:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hillary today shattered the glass ceiling - Most faithless electors for a Presidential candidate in over 100 years!

24   waiting_for_the_fall   ignore (0)   2013 Nov 16, 11:24am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Everyone on this blog is a dipshit. Except me, who bought condos and homes in Phoenix at drop dead low prices.
I am the smartest investor you will ever meet. You are the moron loser that didn't buy homes in Phoenix.

Me: the super duper star investor. You: the mouth-breathing moron that isn't me.

I will keep reminding you of my great investment decisions, over and over and over again, in case you forget how great I am.

Well, here is one of my greatest deals: I bought a van near the river for $100, did $25 work on it and a family of 4 is living in it now for $100/month. Try to learn from my success!

I am not worried.
Everything will be fine...

25   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2013 Jul 17, 9:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

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If you put enough arm into it, any dead cat will bounce, even appearing lively for a moment as it leaves the sidewalk.

When an entire industry is vested in making the dead cat appear convincingly vital, really anything can happen for a month or two.

When the whole federal government has thrown everything it and the Wall Street psychopaths can muster to keep the bubble inflated, the cat may even blink momentarily.

You know it.

I know it.

The market is fucking toast.

The cleansing Cannibal Anarchy is inevitable.

26   someone else   ignore (0)   2012 Jul 28, 4:34am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There is something seriously wrong with the Realtor® code of "ethics" when an agent can get fired simply for giving his honest and very humorous opinion.

The NAR says it's "ethical" to publicly say only things which lead to commissions, but it's "unethical" to say anything in public which might prevent a commission.

Why would you want anyone with such bogus "ethics" representing you? I'd much rather have a really honest guy like Tom Stone!

Maybe I will create a "Secret Agent" system where agents can write anonymous reviews of open houses, and if you like their style, you can hire them by the hour for real advice. Should I do it?

28   Shaman   ignore (2)   2019 Feb 10, 12:52pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is what I’ve been saying about Trump. His personal style can be pretty abrasive, and his motives might be self-aggrandizing or shallow, but his ability and purpose is to do those things which cause the greatest benefit for the citizens of the USA. We haven’t had a POTUS with that goal in my lifetime. He’s the first, and he’s been able to get a surprising amount done with a hostile government and media arrayed against him. His headwinds were incredible, but he keeps tacking back and forth and keeps making progress against the Leftist Storm.
30   zzyzzx   ignore (2)   2016 Jan 21, 10:37am     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

You've been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately so you hire a guy. An animal control pro. You don 't care if the guy smells, you need those raccoons gone, pronto, and he's the guy to do it! You don't care if the guy swears, you don 't care if he's drinks alcohol, you don 't care how many times he's been married, you don 't care if he voted for Obama, you don't care if he has plumber's simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He's the guy. He's the best you know of that might succeed.

That's why Trump leads the polls. Yes he's a bit of an ass, yes he's an egomaniac, but you don 't care. The country is a mess because politicians suck. The Democrats are crippling businesses, increased racial conflict and have given so many free benefits that half of America does not work. The Republican Party is two-faced and gutless to correct problems. Illegal’s are everywhere and Obama is bringing in 200,000 or more Syrian Muslims with terrorists, while excluding Christians, when 70% of the people do not want any more Muslims. Obama has substantially weakened our military, while doubling our national debt. You want it all fixed! You don 't care that Trump is crude, you don 't care that he insults people, you don 't care that he had been friendly with Hillary, you don 't care that he has changed positions, you don 't care that he's been married 3 times, you don 't care that he fights with Megyn Kelly and Rosie O'Donnell, you don 't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslin terrorist. You don 't even care if the guy has bad hair. This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegal's, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Pedro and Hamid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don ’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in. "WE JUST WANT IT FIXED” and Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want. You're sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and sick of illegal's. You just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but doesn’t have lobbyist money obligating him, he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him, all you know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built great businesses, and he's also not a politician or a cowardly politician. And he says he'll fix it.

You just want those raccoons gone. Out of your house.


31   turtledove   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 16, 12:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's sad. This site was awesome back in the day when Patrick had his section of selected real estate articles... and those were augmented by other members. Once he stopped posting his selected articles, there was a real shift in the membership of this site.

First, the real crazies started to appear. Some were new members, others were old members who shocked everyone with some of their VERY twisted views. I'm not talking about people with strong views on the fringes of the political spectrum... I'm talking about people who are clearly a few cards short of a full deck. It seemed like they descended on the site one day and then tried to dominate many of the discussions by attempting to redirect all "conversations" to their twisted agenda items. Attacks against women, races, sexual preference went through the roof.

Since the posting of articles turned into a free-for-all, the general quality of what was being posted went in the toilet. We get a few really good, substantive articles here and there... But those often fall off the list because the current cast of posters don't have the interest (or intelligence) to respond with well-thought-out posts. And why would they want to work hard at a response when the site is inundated with articles that serve, once again, to bait people into twisted attacks against women, races, and sexual preference? Some days, reads more like a middle school forum than anything else.

In turn, we lost many of the members who had provided the real substance to this site. They got sick of it and left. Can't say I blame them.

I guess Patrick got busy... or he lost interest. It's just a shame. He had a great idea and he executed it well. I just wish you could still glimpse some of that original idea. isn't special anymore. It's just one of the millions of bitching sites that exist around the internet, where intelligence is scorned and outrageousness, applauded. Jerry Springer will be thrilled to know that the dumbing down of the general population continues, un-thwarted!

33   RC2006   ignore (2)   2019 May 29, 9:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

So tired of all the idiots that use this emotional support bullshit as an excuse the bring their dog everywhere. Another trend that needs to die.
34   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 2, 10:30am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Personally, I'm about the best off that I've ever been. Trump should get some credit for the economy and reduction in global military tensions. He could have fucked those things up, but did not. Made them better.

I wonder if we can summarize the Trump vs anti-Trump arguments in terms of the overt text and subtext.

Pro-Trump, overt: economy, illegals, etc.
Pro-Trump, subtext: We are sick of preachy leftists using unjustified accusations to undermine the traditional order which brought us down to the present day. Sick of being told what we can and cannot say. Trump is great because he annoys them so much.

Anti-Trump, overt: SEXISM! RACISM! RUSSIA!
Anti-Trump, subtext: We are terrified that the right might treat us the way we have treated them for decades. How are we going to keep control over what we allow them to say when the president himself is not under our control?
37   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2018 Jun 14, 4:38pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I bet she requested a hung jury.
38   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 22, 5:54pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

I like Trump.

He is a master of trolling, calmly driving our most intolerant and bitter citizens into lathers of spittle-flecked incoherence, because he is immune to the shaming tactics that they use to shut down and shout down even polite discussion of controversial ideas.

This is worth a lot. If Trump accomplishes nothing else, at least he showed that we do not all have to quietly suffer the suppression of civil dialogue in the name of political correctness forever.
39   Rew   ignore (0)   2017 Jun 16, 11:45am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

My fave tweet about it ...

40   Booger   ignore (4)   2016 Dec 29, 6:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Russia invades Crimea: oh well.
Russia shoots down airliner: mistakes happen
John Podesta falls for phishing scam: RESTART THE COLD WAR.

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