by Patrick ➕follow (51) 💰tip ($3.07 in tips) ignore
« First « Previous Comments 573 - 600 of 600
I could do it, but it gets a little nasty to say "match of all of these strings but not if they are in quotes".
“I’d rather rent and invest the money I didn’t put down for the down payment, home insurance, property tax, all of the other costs and make 7%-10% in the stock market
In philosophy and rhetoric, eristic (from Eris, the ancient Greek goddess of chaos, strife, and discord) refers to an argument that aims to successfully dispute another's argument, rather than searching for truth. According to T.H. Irwin, "It is characteristic of the eristic to think of some arguments as a way of defeating the other side, by showing that an opponent must assent to the negation of what he initially took himself to believe." Eristic is arguing for the sake of conflict, as opposed to resolving conflict.
« First « Previous Comments 573 - 600 of 600
I got the patrick.net domain name back in 1995 when I was one day too late for patrick.com. Missing the .com name turned out to be fine. I prefer the .net name now because life is all about human networks. This site was just my personal blog from 1995 to 2004.
In 2004 I started writing about the housing bubble, which catapulted the site to national fame for a while. I was interviewed on NPR, on Nightline on TV, and in other corporate media that I have since learned to recognize as poison. Here are my original the articles about the housing bubble (the dates on them are much later because I updated them):
The big housing bubble popped in 2008, and traffic fell, since it was no longer controversial to assert that we really had had a housing bubble.
About then, I decided to just let the public discuss other topics with each other and wrote my own forum software. I'm a programmer, so that was fun. At first I was kind of disturbed at the number of conservatives on the site, but as I discussed things with them and saw San Francisco literally turn to shit under far-left Democrats, I changed my thinking.
And yet I didn't change my thinking all that much, because once again, I'm opposing corruption of government by the oligarchy. Before, my enemy was the NAR (National Association of Realtors) and I still think the NAR is nothing but institutionalized crime, but there are bigger fish to fry now, especially since the worldwide campaign to inject every human with a dangerous and ineffective genetic experiment, which was never approved by the FDA. (They approved "Comirnaty", which is not available, to deceive the public.)
I have slowly concluded that everything progressives say they stand for causes immense pain and suffering to millions of people while funneling billions of dollars upward to the oligarchy:
I could go on, but you'll get the idea by reading the site.
I have a platform of ideas for improving America: https://patrick.net/post/1303173/2017-02-19-patrick-s-platform
How You Can Help
1. Subscribe to https://patrick.net/memes and share that link and individual memes widely.
2. Donate if you can: PO Box 85, Menlo Park, CA 94026 (No Paypal or other services because they would just cut me off for being politically incorrect anyway.)
3. Tip other users when you enjoy their content. See below:
You can tip any other if you have any money in your patrick.net account. Click the 💰tip logo at the top of a post, or on a user's home page, which you can get to by clicking a user's name or icon. Then you can choose an amount to tip, in cents.
To add money, mail literal paper cash and your user name to:
PO Box 85
Menlo Park, CA 94026
To contact a user, send him a tip. You can include a short note which will be included in the email he gets informing him of the tip.
If you have been tipped or paid by other users and want to get your money out, click on your user name or icon to go to your home page, then "transactions", and then "request a check". There is a $1 charge to get a check, so you need to have more than $1 in tips to get a check. There is also a 5% fee on the remaining amount, so if you have $10 in tips, the check you get would be for (10 - 1) x 0.95 = 8.55. If you have $100 in tips, the check you get would be for (100 - 1) x 0.95 = 94.05
You can also withdraw money you mailed in, less the check fee and 5%.
1. Do not deliberately insult the other users personally.
2. Do not deliberately insult the site. It's free to use and does not even have ads.
3. Do not misquote people.
4. Do not post porn except in the tits thread. No actual sex and no homo porn please.
5. If you feel you must post racist or anti-semitic jokes, please put them in the political incorrectness thread.
6. Do not post illegal content, unless the US law making the content illegal is itself clearly unconstitutional. In that case, please do post it!
7. Do not threaten another user with violence or you will be quickly and permanently banned.
8. Do not post spam.
9. Do not promote the obviously ineffective and very dangerous toxxine. Millions have died from it, far more than from the virus.
If you're wondering why your comment was flagged, please click the "edit" link on it. It should be pretty obvious when you read your own words again. If you think there was a mistake about the content being flagged, please write email@example.com When you edit and save your own flagged comment, it will go back into moderation where it will get reviewed by a moderator again.
If you're suspicious that comments are flagged for political reasons, note that you can actually see any flagged comment in the html source of that page. Use "View Source" in your browser. Yes, it's inconvenient, but that's deliberate, to keep those comments out of the conversation stream.
Please use this effective debate technique:
1. State your opponent's position so that he agrees with it 100%.
2. State points of agreement, and anything you learned from your opponent.
3. Give your reasoning for why your opponent is mistaken.
If you ignore another user, you will not see that user's threads or comments. To see whom you're ignoring and to unignore, look on your edit profile page.
You can edit or delete anything you entered within two weeks of creating it. After two weeks, comment is permanently retained on the site, though it can be attributed to "anonymous" if you like.
To get another user's attention, mention that user in a comment with an @ character prepended to his username ( for example @Patrick ) and then he will get an email of that comment, unless he has emails turned off.
If you type or paste in an image URL ending in .jpg, .png, or .gif it will be converted into the visible image in a thread or comment. You can also upload images and videos and pdfs (under 10MB) from your local computer.
You may not post large sections of copyrighted material unless you have explicit permission from the copyright owner. But excerpts for discussion are fine, and in fact protected by law.
If you include an embed video url from Rumble, Bitchute, Vimeo, NewTube, or BrandNewTube, the thread or comment will display the video. Please try to avoid YouTube urls, since YouTube routinely censors or demonetizes politically incorrect videos, such as those about the dangers of the toxxine.
These basic html tags all work in threads and comments: a b blockquote br code del font hr i iframe img li ol p strike sub sup u ul video vsmall
You can surround a word or phrase with the * character to make it bold or the _ character to make it italic, or you can just use the b or the i html tag.
There is a comment box on the tipping page, so when you tip someone, you can add a short comment when you send the tip, and that comment will be included in the email the user gets notifying him of the tip. It's not free, but requiring only 1 cent, it's not expensive either.
If you want to have a private conversation with another user, you can include your email address in the tip message when you tip another and ask him to write you back at that address.
Use + to require a word or - to exclude it
Search for phrases by putting them in quotes: "Tunnel in the Sky"
Search for the beginning of a word by appending the star character: Tunne*
If you click "pin" at the top of a thread, it will get saved to your pinned list. For example, here is patrick's pinned list
There is a thread for each zip code in the US. You can have local discussions there about anything, or you can post things for sale, etc. To find the thread for a zip code, just do a search for the town name or zip code.
I also have a list of all US Congressmen as separate threads, where you are encouraged to comment on how good of a job you think they're doing: