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Democratic National Convention: Play-by-play
by justme   ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike (2)   116 comments, latest 8 months ago
Use this thread to post the happenings of the Democratic National Convention: I'll start: The schedulers are trying to bring out non-booable performers in order to silence the voice of...
Lake Oroville, CA, dam emergency
by justme in #oroville   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike   76 comments, latest 3 weeks ago
The above reference photo gives the proper perspective. Note auxilliary/secondary spillway, far left, and the regular/primary spillway, the long concrete "waterslide" right next to it. The big earthen dam...
Tea Party corruption and flip-flop watch: senator Rand Paul
by justme in #politics   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   61 comments, latest 6 years ago
It took newly elected senator and super-teaparty libertarian Rand Paul of Kentucky all of one week to be corrupted by Washington. He campaigned (as did all Tea Partiers of...
The Fox News Fear Factory
by justme   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   55 comments, latest 6 years ago
Wow, just WOW. You thought Fox News was a bad partisan hack-job? Just wait until you see how the network is actually run. This article gives an inside view...
Case-Shiller June numbers are as expected
by justme   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   52 comments, latest 7 years ago
As expected, the Case-Shiller Composite 10 and 20 index show a small uptick in June.  But as Calculated Risk already pointed out a week ago, the rise in the...
Quantifying the blame: Realtors versus Bankers
by justme in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   50 comments, latest 6 years ago
By lucky coincidence, CR has a very interesting post today about real-estate broker commissions as a fraction of GDP. Brokers' commissions also declined sharply in Q3 as the...
"Emotional labor": Feminists want to get paid for it
by justme   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   38 comments, latest 1 year ago
What is "emotional labor", exactly? Well, I thought about it for a while, and I decided to call it by its proper name: NAGGING Here is an article that uses...
Foreclosures: lenders padding the amount of the judgement?
by justme   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   37 comments, latest 1 year ago
Note: This is my own case analysis. I have not read it anywhere. Consider the following: a lender has an unpaid balance of X (the default amount), but then somehow...
Case-Shiller: Home Price declines widespread in August
by justme   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   33 comments, latest 3 years ago
Alright, I'll start the inevitable thread on this topic. Calculated Risk has been saying for months that we had to wait for the Jun-Jul-Aug Case-Shiller numbers (released today October...
Do we have NAR-bots on Patrick.net?
by justme in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   31 comments, latest 6 years ago
NAR= National Association of Realtors, bots=robots Given that "astroturf", with the meaning "fake grassroot movement", is pretty much the middle name of the NAR, is it likely that we have...
The Walking Dead: Another paranoid and racist TV Show
by justme in #crime   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   31 comments, latest 2 years ago
With years of hoopla about the Zombie Apocalypse and Cannibal Anarchy on Patnet, I decided to investigate why the meme is so popular. After some googling I succumbed to the...
Desperate banks? $500 reward for $15,000 for 6 months
by justme in #VolckerRuleDelayed   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   30 comments, latest 5 months ago
An ongoing thread on the topic of banks garnering deposits to use for risky activities Chase bank sent me some junk mail that offers $500 to open checking+saving accounts. Requirements...
Divorce: You're the man, Ellen DeGeneres!
by justme in #divorce   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   29 comments, latest 3 weeks ago
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s $345 Million Divorce: “This Could Be One Of Hollywood’s Dirtiest Divorces Ever” (EXCLUSIVE) Portia de Rossi has finally had enough. After eight years...
GET OUT AND VOTE!
by justme   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   28 comments, latest 6 years ago
The title says it all. Having a 40% voter turnout in these hard times is a disgrace. For the country and for democracy.
Obamacare/Covered California: 2014 statistics and 2015 price projections
by justme in #politics   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   25 comments, latest 2 years ago
The following pdf document is a treasure trove of data on market share numbers for the CoveredCA market segment for the inaugural year of 2014. The pdf also contains projected...
Desperate Silicon Valley homeowners are dipping into a nearby income stream
by justme in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   24 comments, latest 7 years ago
Apparently it is not "all good" in Sunnyvale and other near-fortress areas of Silicon Valley. Homeowners are renting out rooms to make ends meet.This in stark contrast to the ongoing loud...
The Banque Royale (Mississippi) bubble 300 year anniversary: Nothing has changed
by justme in #justme   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   24 comments, latest 1 year ago
justme (2) ignore (2) Sun, 27 Mar 2016, 10:27am PDT Share Quote Like Dislike Spam Edit Delete Comment 1 The Banque Royale Bubble, more commonly known by the misnomer "the...
New UK proposed "bully law" targets disobedient men
by justme   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   22 comments, latest 1 year ago
Five years in jail for men who 'emotionally bully' wives: New law will target bullies who control partners with 'coercive and controlling behaviour' Change is to the Serious Crime Bill...
Anthem/Blue Cross data theft
by justme   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   21 comments, latest 2 years ago
I got a letter the other day from Anthem Inc, a big health insurance company, that customer data had been stolen sometime between Dec. 2014 and Jan 29, 2015. Among...
Amazon getting desperate: Announcing $5B stock buyback
by justme in #buyback   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   21 comments, latest 6 months ago
Amazon.com Inc.'s stock AMZN, +1.43% climbed 1.5% in after-hours trade Wednesday, after the e-commerce giant announced a new $5 billion share repurchase program. The company disclosed in a regulatory filing...

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