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Bellingham Bill

This is not my house. But it, or one like it, will be someday!

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The Mind of the 1%
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   110 comments, latest 3 years ago
Do you know that you have a whole team that's black, that plays for you? You just, do I know? I support them and give them food, and clothes,...
What, No Petraeus Commentary?
by Bellingham Bill in #politics   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   109 comments, latest 4 years ago
I thought he would be a formidable (R) candidate for 2016 and wondered WTH Obama was doing appointing him to CIA. If the admin knew about the affair then...
The Baby Boomer Service Economy Has Arrived
by Bellingham Bill in #economics   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   109 comments, latest 7 months ago
My Economics Manifesto
by Bellingham Bill in #housing   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   47 comments, latest 3 years ago
Here's an email I fired off to someone today. Figured I'd repost it here for the helluvit. (Not that any of it is new to anyone here) Part of the...
Congratulations Top 1%
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   39 comments, latest 4 years ago
The Tax Foundation's tax return summary is out now, and the data is great. For 2010, the Top 1%'s share of income ("AGI" actually) rose from 2009's 16.9% to 18.9%!...
This Is Why We're Broke
by Bellingham Bill in #housing   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   38 comments, latest 3 years ago
% of wages going to health care and housing. Housing expenses fall more heavily on the young, as they haven't bought and thus haven't locked in their housing...
Saw this on Reddit . . .
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (8)   ↓ dislike   34 comments, latest 4 years ago
I really can't think of anything the US is doing better than anywhere else, honestly. Not that anywhere else is 100% better than us in all areas, but we...
The Other Shoe Drops with "ObamaCare"
by Bellingham Bill in #politics   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   24 comments, latest 3 years ago
So much for that idea . . . Guess it's off to Japan for me. At least I can get affordable health care there.#politics...
The Bubble In Perspective
by Bellingham Bill in #bubbles   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   23 comments, latest 2 years ago
Real Home Price Index for Fresno#bubbles
I've found my house!
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)   22 comments, latest 4 years ago
This has an option for CNG flexfuel system! SWEET! Traditional RVs are built for 60 year old boomer couples with their foo-foo tastes, or millionaires who want to...
How The Rich Get Richer
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (3)   22 comments, latest 2 years ago
So some mom & pop retail outlet busting their asses to break even pays 15%, and the richest private sector entity on the planet pays 2%. Whatta great economy...
I Love OS X and Hate Macs
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   22 comments, latest 1 year ago
Been running Windows 10 for a month, not as bad as 7 or 8 but OS X is still streets ahead -- not as ahead as System 7 was over...
Trump and the Yuan
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   21 comments, latest 1 year ago
"[China] continuously devalue their currency . . . they've been doing it for years, this hasn't just started" He knows not 1 person in a 1000 knows that is a...
Population & Inflation-adjusted rents since 1950
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   20 comments, latest 4 years ago
Blue is population, red is inflation-adjusted rents (2005=100, right axis)...
Found a Listing of My Old Japanese Place
by Bellingham Bill in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   19 comments, latest 4 years ago
This was the first place I rented in Japan, exactly 20 years ago now, Oct '92 through Feb '93. Rent was ¥9万 (¥90,000), so it's actually gone own over...
nVidia release 900 series!
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   16 comments, latest 2 years ago
Here's my build with current prices: Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5GHz $589.99 EVGA 04G-P4-2982-KR GeForce GTX 980 4GB $569.99 ASRock X99 Extreme3 $209.79 Crucial 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin...
Hackintosh Build Went Great
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   16 comments, latest 1 year ago
So I waited for WWDC to see if Apple was going to release anything interesting, but . . . nope! So I kicked off the order I had in my...
Why I'm Moving To Japan Later This Decade
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   15 comments, latest 2 years ago
The important take-away from this is the different distribution in Japan -- lower top 10%, higher bottom 10% -- compared to the US. This results in people protecting convenience...
Japanese Architects On Drugs (Part II)
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   14 comments, latest 4 years ago
This time, the architect had only a 300 sqft triangular lot to work with. This is the top (4th) floor. Google street view: This is a pretty sweet...
Reading the paper this AM . . .
by Bellingham Bill   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   14 comments, latest 2 years ago
"In October, mid-size businesses added 122,000 jobs, small businesses, 102,000 and large companies, 5,000, ADP said." +5,000 job gain for large companies (over 500 employees). WTF? shows the age 25-64...

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