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by Patrick in #hashtag   63 comments, latest 7 months ago is a free anonymous but civil online forum. Please flag uncivil comments with the "uncivil" link so that they will go into "comment jail" where they can be edited...
Ten Reasons It's A Terrible Time To Buy An Expensive House
by Patrick in #housing   324 comments, latest 5 months 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...
Patrick is off to Europe
by Patrick   115 comments, latest 1 month ago
Going to spend some of the money I saved by renting all this time and take a month long trip to Europe. First going to work on my Irish Gaelic...
Eight groups who lie about the housing market
by Patrick in #housing   21 comments, latest 2 years ago
Buyer's agents lie, because they get nothing if there is no sale. Buyer's agents get paid only if their clients buy, no matter how bad the deal is, which...
Shall I start the site
by Patrick in #housing   91 comments, latest 3 months ago
It would be the place where people list their losing bid on a house, to try to catch realtor fraud. Realtors routinely block bids which don't give their own agency...
You can now ban users from commenting on your posts
by Patrick   300 comments, latest 2 months ago
Just go to their user page like and click "ban" under their name. So between that and the ad hominem link, everyone should be able to moderate their own...
37 Bogus Arguments About Housing
by Patrick in #3   113 comments, latest 5 months ago
Houses always increase in value in the long run. FALSE. Price is what you pay and value is what you get. The value of a house is constant. It...
Require simple clear elementary, middle, and high school classes on how to avoid getting trapped in debt
by Patrick in #politics   21 comments, latest 6 months ago
Near the most important lessons anyone can learn in life is that debt is a trap. Once captured, it is extremely difficult to escape and effectively makes you a slave...
Differing views on how people get to be rich
by Patrick   79 comments, latest 5 months ago
Require short clear written presentation of all non-emergency medical costs before treatment
by Patrick in #medical   17 comments, latest 5 months ago
Require short clear written presentation of all non-emergency medical costs before treatment. This would give a small measure of market pressure to medical prices. No one shall be charged anything...
Allow import of prescription drugs from Canada
by Patrick   65 comments, latest 6 months ago
And Australia, New Zealand, etc, all countries with perfectly fine health care systems. Drug companies are some of the biggest corruptors of our Congressmen, because they can make such huge...
News is bad for you and giving up reading it will make you happier
by Patrick   36 comments, latest 3 hours ago
News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether ... In...
Let middle school and high school students test out of any subject
by Patrick   26 comments, latest 6 months ago
We all know from personal experience just how soul-killing the endless hours of middle school and high school can be. To a large degree, school is simply babysitting paid for...
Cost of Medical Procedures in Other Countires
by Patrick   61 comments, latest 5 months ago
Heck, let's actually list the costs. America is so fucked by random unknowable medical costs that we are the laughing stock of the world.
Who bid on 2140 Santa Cruz Avenue #B210 Menlo Park 94025?
by Patrick in #B210   44 comments, latest 5 months ago
I'm trying to find anyone who bid on 2140 Santa Cruz Avenue #B210 Menlo Park 94025 so that we can publicly list their bids here for the seller to see....
Kidnapped by Caltrain!
by Patrick   19 comments, latest 3 months ago
I was at an event today in San Francisco, and got the 6:59pm Caltrain from downtown back to Palo Alto. Train arrived at Palo Alto on time. And then just...
Patrick is looking for seed funding for housing site
by Patrick   87 comments, latest 1 month ago had a glorious past during the great housing bubble as a voice calling into question the relentless propaganda of realtors. The site was featured on NPR, in the Wall...
Free Bumper Stickers
by Patrick   83 comments, latest 2 months ago
They are 3" x 10". Even though they have a peel-off sticky back, you should still get them wet before applying so that you can slide them around a...
Movie recommendations?
by Patrick in #movies   70 comments, latest 3 months ago
What was a good movie you liked? Something that's not in the theaters anymore. Some movies I've enjoyed recently: Arrival Clerks II Gravity The Accountant The Girl on the Train...

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