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  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 15, 5:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

willywonka says


These guys look like they mean business. I'd hate to run into them.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 15, 5:40pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Booger says
Democratic Candidate For Illinois Attorney General Mugged At Gunpoint During Chicago Photo Shoot


he he he. I don't even feel sorry for him.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 15, 6:03pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

So if you want to have sex with a woman, you better tell her that before you even ask her, her name, or else it's deception.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 15, 7:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Patrick says
willywonka says
5 inches and flaccid


5 inches while flaccid is actually quite impressive.


Even for a Black man.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 15, 7:35pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Ceffer says
"My sex robot unplugged it's pussy and ratcheted on a dick and then fucked me in the ass withit. I want my money back!"


I'm sorry to hear that. It's rape. I would demand a lot more.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 15, 7:38pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Hey Rin, we missed you. Where the fuck were you? Only excuse I can accept.......too busy fucking the whole whorehouse.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 15, 8:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Patrick says
It would be interesting to see where the highest total % of government employees are, by state. Hell, I can look that up:

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/public-workforce-salaries/states-most-government-workers-public-employees-by-job-type.html
California seems to be in the middle of the pack.


I'm really surprised. Alaska and other sparsely populated states I can understand. But the corrupt, inefficient, high taxed California? Wow. Thank God for the few republicans in Sacramento.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 15, 8:52pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

errc says
Is there anything they don’t blame on the liberals?


Religious stupidity?
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 15, 9:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

HEYYOU says
Why do blacks hate racists?


For the same reason everyone hates racists.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 16, 5:21pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

TwoScoopsPlissken says

“I hurt,” Booker cried. “When Dick Durbin called me I had tears of rage when I heard about this experience in this meeting.”


“For you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues saying, ‘I’ve already answered that line of questions’ when tens of millions of Americans are hurting right now because of what they’re worried about right now in the White House — that’s unacceptable to me,” Booker yelled at Nielsen.

Let it hurt. Cry all you want. No one cares.

TwoScoopsPlissken says
“Your silence and your amnesia is complicity,” he concluded.

Hello moron. You want her to lie?
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 16, 5:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

BayAreaObserver says
•In 2012, 49.1 percent of homes in San Jose sold over-asking; in 2017, 68.1 percent did
•In 2012, 43 percent of homes in San Francisco sold over-asking; in 2017, 64.5 percent did
•In 2012, 43 percent of homes in San Francisco sold over-asking; in 2017, 64.5 percent did
•In 2012, 20.3 percent of homes in Seattle sold over-asking; in 2017, 52.4 percent did


The value of an asset is only what others are willing to pay for it.
Home prices will continue to go up until supply = demand.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 16, 5:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Every imaginable graph seems to be there.
No reason to expect a drop in home prices. None at all.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 16, 6:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Tenpoundbass says
Yeah but if he stayed in Nazareth he would be alive today.


BayAreaObserver says


I wonder what he would be riding if he was still alive today. My guess....Lamborghini.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 16, 6:30pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

HEYYOU says
There is another sucker to pay even more at time of resale.
These are called brilliant investors. ;-)


My cousin was a sucker. Purchased a small house for $1 million in silicon valley in the early 2000's. Zillow values it close to $4 million now.
My aunt custom built a huge home on a golf course at about the same time, in a small town in Illinois. Cost, $425,000. It's been on the market for 3 years. No one wants it even for $325,000.
Conclusion:
1. Everyone in Silicon Valley is a sucker.
2. There are no smart people in Central Illinois.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 16, 6:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_b03b6 says
what about earthquake and subsequent Tsunami?


Still won't make a difference, because it hasn't made a difference to date. Get earthquake insurance.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 16, 7:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

NuttBoxer says
Patrick says
I've often wondered whether it would be possible to extract and burn methane from the atmosphere for a double-win:


I plan on patenting a device that runs a tube from a CO2 tank to the rectum, for the purpose of extracting, and selling the methane we produce on a daily basis. If I start production now, I can be to market in time to take advantage of my new health book coming out "Beans, beans, the musical diet".


LOL. I would like to see you on Sharktank.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 16, 7:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Here are the facts:
1. Fossil fuels causes unacceptable levels of pollution.
2. Wether you believe in global warming or not, nothing good comes out of fossil fuels.

Check this idiot out.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/16/why-saudi-aramco-is-trying-to-make-vehicle-engines-more-efficient.html Why Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil company, is trying to make vehicle engines more efficient
Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest energy company, is investing in research to make gas-powered cars more efficient.
The investment comes at a time when nations around the world are considering bans on the sale, production or use of vehicles that run on fossil fuels.
Improving fuel efficiency in these cars will play a bigger role in cutting emissions than adoption of electric vehicles in the near term, Aramco's chief technology officer says.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 16, 7:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Strategist says
Check this idiot out.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/16/why-saudi-aramco-is-trying-to-make-vehicle-engines-more-efficient.html Why Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil company, is trying to make vehicle engines more efficient
Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest energy company, is investing in research to make gas-powered cars more efficient.
The investment comes at a time when nations around the world are considering bans on the sale, production or use of vehicles that run on fossil fuels.
Improving fuel efficiency in these cars will play a bigger role in cutting emissions than adoption of electric vehicles in the near term, Aramco's chief technology officer says.


The chief technology officer of Aramco (Saudis are not known for their brains) is desperately trying to keep future crude demand intact by competing with renewable energy that produces zero pollution, at a fraction of the cost of fossil fuels.
A few weeks or months after Aramco goes public, I will buy the longest available puts on the company. I can hardly wait.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 16, 9:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

anon_fd7ee says

Yet, it's the landlord that that becomes wealthier. Please explain how.


Oops.
Strategist.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 16, 9:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_fd7ee says

Yet, it's the landlord that that becomes wealthier. Please explain how.


Appreciation and tax write offs.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 16, 10:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_e09d2 says
what about a meteor hit on San Andreas fault followed by a massive earthquake followed by Tsunami?


LOL. A large enough meteor would destroy the whole damn planet. Nothing would matter then.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 8:25am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_eba5e says
I’m an old timer from this site’s past.

I have 16 homes in Phoenix, bought 2009-2012.

I collect $24000 a month in rent, and pay $9800 in mortgages, of which $2400 is principle. Of course, I average another couple k in repairs.

I’ve retired, and now live in Nevada.
If buying homes doesn’t work Out as an investment, you did it wrong.


Pretty good.
Diversifying to other cities would be reasonable.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 11:55am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

100% of the credit goes to Trump. No way Obama could have done it.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 12:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

socal2 says
I love this video of all these smuggly ignorant media types and politicians all claiming it is crazy to think Corporations would use these tax savings to reinvest in our economy.



Those experts must feel real real stupid. ROFL
We are in for one of the greatest booms in American history. There is no stopping it.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 12:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

bob2356 says
Strategist says
pple announces plans to repatriate billions in overseas cash, says it will contribute $350 billion to the US economy over the next 5 years


Interesting math that Apple only has 250 billion overseas but are going to contribute 350 billion to the US economy. How does that work exactly?


$250 billion + future 5 year profits = $350 billion.
They could also borrow if they so desire.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 6:11pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Hey what's that in the sky?
It's a bird.
It'a a plane.
No. It's the Dow Jones Average.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 6:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

A lot of people think we are in a housing bubble simply because median home prices are back to where they were 10 to 12 years ago. That's pretty silly. We are in a totally different scenario than in 2006.
We don't have the crazy loans anymore. We have loans that must meet excessively tight underwriting conditions.
We don't have principal balances going up anymore. We have principal balances declining, especially with the 15 year fixed.
We have a ton of equity in our homes. Lenders are best protected by the equity in homes.
We have a housing shortage almost everywhere. We did not build enough homes to serve a rising population in the last 10 years. It will take builders years just to catch up.
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Bottom line. A change in the trend for home prices is not gonna happen. Cannot, will not, and won't.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 6:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

willywonka says
alpo says
Trump is racist.


He jealous.


Now that's funny.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 7:20pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

socal2 says
So that means $4 billion EACH YEAR just in new hires, another $1.5 billion in benefits EACH YEAR, then more money spent on building the new campus, and probably some acquisitions of new tech. The money left over will probably be spent on executives and maybe some of the 120,000+ Apple employees. Maybe some will be stuffed in mattresses too?


They will be spending massive amounts on factories, R&D, acquisitions, new campus, etc
The jobs created by other companies that Apple works with will be incredible.
$350 billion is more than the GDP of most countries.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 7:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_1922f says
Their App Store alone is going to make more than all Hollywood Box office this year. They may be "playing it safe"... But playing it safe banking billions a year in profit with a fairly low PE ratio beats most other stocks in the value department. They are a safe stock.. 1 new product away from becoming a growth company again. Who would you bet on taking down the goliath apple?


I agree Apple is a safe bet considering all the financials, with a potential to take off like crazy with a new hit product.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 8:01pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Damn Trump, making everyone rich. Makes me sick.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 8:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Hutch says
Strategist says
with a potential to take off like crazy with a new hit product.
have they had a hit product since Jobs?


Nope. Does not mean they can't.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 8:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Hutch says
Strategist says
Hutch says
Strategist says
with a potential to take off like crazy with a new hit product.
have they had a hit product since Jobs?


Nope. Does not mean they can't.


It takes a visionary lime Jobs. With someone like that yes. Otherwise we've hit peak Apple ... Company life wise.


There is no substitute for Steve Jobs. Elon Musk is considered the next Steve Jobs, and may do even better by transforming how we create and use energy. However, Musk does not work for Apple. Apple keeps up with evolutionary changes better than it's competitors. That alone is enough to keep Apple spiraling towards being the first $1 trillion company. A revolutionary new product would propel Apple to unknown heights.
If Apple was to take over control of Tesla, with Musk still holding the reigns, we could see a synergy of Biblical proportions.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 8:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Hutch says
Who knew the Apple employees were all part of the 1%, since the Dems claimed only the rich 1% would benefit from the new tax bill Trump signed.


Sniper, nobody said ONLY the 1% will benifit from the tax cuts. They will benefit the most. They pay 24% of federal tax yet are getting 45% of the benifit from the tax cuts.

Do note i did not say Federal INCOME tax.


The indirect benefits to the middle class is their 401K going up. Even the poor who don't pay taxes are getting raises and bonuses.
It's a win for society as a whole.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 8:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I don't believe in being PC when describing evil barbaric hordes. The truth is the best.
Sharia laws come from a shithole. Fuck them.
Islam comes from a shithole. Fuck it.
Mohammad is the mother of all shitholes. Fuck Him.
And fuck the shithole terrorists, and the shithole assholes who support them.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 18, 8:24am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_85c53 says
Strategist says
We don't have the crazy loans anymore. We have loans that must meet excessively tight underwriting conditions.
We don't have principal balances going up anymore. We have principal balances declining, especially with the 15 year fixed.
We have a ton of equity in our homes.


Any idea how many new home buyers are going 3.5% FHA for loans? One report says over 35% of new Millennial buyers are going this route. They're underwater the day they move in. Almost 25% of all home buyers are going 3.5% FHA. They have no equity or cushion, even if housing just drops 10%. Plus they're stuck with MIP for the life of the loan and many are getting approved at 43% DTI levels.

The average down payment today is barely 10% across all purchasers. The days of 20% down are long gone.

That's not a healthy market.


With a 3.5% down, I agree you are starting out at a negative equity for all practical purposes. These low down payment homes have always been there, but the big crash happened after 75 years. They are not the primary cause of defaults. They go through full documentation unlike the 1% loans we had with no qualifying, which caused the the housing collapse.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 18, 6:52pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

errc says
"Let me be clear, there are large parts of this that are a result of the tax reform, and there's large parts of this that we would have done in any situation," Cook said.

So this was all planned prior to the tax reform. Except for repatriation of all that cash to pay big, juicy executives bonuses


I'm sure that is right. With sales growing, Apple would have invested and created more jobs. However, with the repatriation of all those billions, Apple will be creating even more jobs, not to speak of the $38 billion check they will be sending to the treasury.
I don't understand why you guys refuse to acknowledge this is a good thing? What good is blind political loyalty when you cannot accept the good Trump is doing?
It's best to be an independent like me and tell it like it is.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 18, 6:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

HEYYOU says

How many working bums will get bonuses & new higher paying jobs?


LOL. Hopefully none. Bums don't work.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 18, 6:58pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_d58f8 says

Exit polls from the 2016 presidential election show that only 4% of black women voted for Trump while 13% of black men voted for him, according to CNN.

Broken down by gender, Trump's support from black women has nearly tripled from 4% to 11%, while his support from black men has nearly doubled from 13% to 23%.


Looks like Trump is doing better for the Blacks, than Obama. The secret lies in capitalism, not socialism.
  Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 18, 7:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Patrick says
The important thing is that she is hot.


That's all that matters. My dick only gives me a thumbs up, or a thumbs down.