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A chilling study shows how hostile college students are toward free speech (washingtonpost.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 19 Nov 2017  93 comments, latest 3 hours ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com For example, when students were asked whether the First Amendment protects “hate speech,” 4 in 10 said no. This is, of course, incorrect. Speech promoting hatred — or at...

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Amazon takes over CIA (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 20 Nov 2017  4 comments, latest 15 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/ on Monday, Amazon Web Services announced it was now offering a commercial cloud service to the US Intelligence Community (i.e. spies on both foreign targets and US presidential campaigns)...

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Vote for patrick.net with NY Times reporter
by Patrick in #patnet on 21 Nov 2017  15 comments, latest 17 hours ago
> David Leonhardt> Op-Ed Columnist> First, a request: What digital media subscriptions would you recommend to others?> I’m not interested in the most obvious answers, like The New York Times,...

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Ten Reasons It's A Terrible Time To Buy An Expensive House (sociology.ucsc.edu)
by Patrick in #housing on 11 Jul 2015  325 comments, latest 2 days ago
Because house prices in expensive areas still dangerously high compared to incomes and rents. Banks say a safe mortgage is a maximum of 3 times the buyer's annual income...

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New: moderators per topic
by Patrick in #patnet on 5 Nov 2017  767 comments, latest 8 days ago
At the suggestion of the late Turtledove I'm trying to separate the site into distinct topics with a moderator for each topic.#patnetThe first moderator is Iwog, who is in charge...

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Difficulty in finding sales price history for houses
by Patrick in #housing on 12 Nov 2017  16 comments, latest 10 days ago
#housingI've been thinking that the advertised rates of appreciation for houses are actually far lower than the press constantly reports. To prove this, I need a data set of sale...

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Trump perfectly digs the shiv into Obama and Bush over giving away all our manufacturing to China (cnn.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 10 Nov 2017  32 comments, latest 11 days ago
Emerging after two hours of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump said he doesn't fault China for taking advantage of differences between the way the two countries do business."I...

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End copyright for scientific papers! (sci-hub.cc)
by Patrick in #politics on 10 Nov 2017  11 comments, latest 11 days ago
Here is a site which "illegally" publishes scientific and educational material in violation of US law:http://sci-hub.cc/ Their statement.knowledge to all no copyright open accessWe fight inequality in knowledge access across...

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Secret Service agent stole $10M worth of bitcoin from Silk Road (justice.gov)
by Patrick in #investing on 10 Nov 2017  2 comments, latest 13 days ago
Shaun W. Bridges, 35, of Laurel, Md., was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco following his earlier guilty plea to one...

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Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me (gizmodo.com)
by Patrick in #google on 1 Sep 2017  30 comments, latest 13 days ago
http://gizmodo.com/yes-google- The Google salespeople were encouraging Forbes to add Plus’s “+1" social buttons to articles on the site, alongside the Facebook Like button and the Reddit share button. They said...

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Facebook information being used by lenders in credit decisions
by Patrick in #lending on 7 Nov 2017  4 comments, latest 15 days ago
Some interesting use/abuse of "your" data which you lose control over by using Facebook:* people who indicated relationship status on fb are more likely to default* people who spend a...

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Rules for #realestate
by Patrick in #housing on 5 Nov 2017  Posted 17 days ago
The only rules for posting in #realestate are:1. be civil2. stay on topic#housing

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Dennis Miller from 2012: "Listen Up Islam, We Don't Like How You Fucked Up Cat Stevens"
by Patrick in #politics on 5 Nov 2017  Posted 17 days ago
#politics

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Corrupt reporters continue to shill for realtor scum (sfgate.com)
by Patrick in #housing on 4 Nov 2017  3 comments, latest 17 days ago
Reporters publish this same story, over and over, just changing the address and price, never once mentioning that the price is actually for the land alone and not for the...

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Investing question from a reader
by Patrick in #investing on 4 Nov 2017  30 comments, latest 18 days ago
I’m seriously thinking about purchasing (for 100% cash) a piece of land on the bay in Virginia Beach, VA. The purchase price would be $465k.The money would be coming from...

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Bitcoin surges to new peak
by Patrick in #investing on 12 Oct 2017  29 comments, latest 21 days ago
#investing

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Facebook is sneakily taking control over most corporate websites (techcrunch.com)
by Patrick in #facebook on 29 Oct 2017  6 comments, latest 24 days ago
https://techcrunch.com/2017/09 The perceived risk attached to the patent clause hinges on how Facebook can revoke the patent license if a React user challenges its patents or sues the company for...

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Trump’s going to be your President for another seven years (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick in #politics on 25 Oct 2017  137 comments, latest 24 days ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new The Weinstein scandal was just the tip of the unedifying iceberg. Today we learned that Woody Allen, a man who ran off and married one adoptive daughter and was...

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No Money Down // Open House
by Patrick in #housing on 8 Oct 2017  4 comments, latest 24 days ago
First time I've ever seen this...Not only is it an 'Open House', but they also advertise 'No Money Down' right on the sign for it...So, they are hoping someone is...

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Used cars were more expensive than new cars in communist Poland
by Patrick in #communism on 24 Oct 2017  15 comments, latest a month ago
Heard an interesting story today. A Polish guy said that used cars used to cost much more than new cars under the communists.The reason for this amazing inversion was that...
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