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  1. mmmarvel


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    1   10:33am Sun 13 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (7)   Dislike   Delete  

    Wow, what absolute claptrap. I mean I did see and realize that the link was to Salon and 99% of the dribble from Salon has a certain (negative) pallor to it; so what was I thinking? However, I braved the bullets of BS and bravely read the article ... well, sort of. It was hard to keep the bile down as I read through the article. It was written in SUCH an us-versus-them perspective that it was virtually unreadable. All throughout it the term 'inequality' is used, no is brandished as a weapon. Don't you realize that if you have a house (or a car, or a fill-in-the-blank) that is bigger, or better or different than your neighbors, then there is 'inequality' and it must be stopped, no stomped out at all costs. We should all live with - I dunno, 50 sq ft of living space per human being in our families and anything over that amount of space is just another example of 'inequality'. This author's next article will be about how families need to be 3 or 4 human beings (one family gets one kid, the next gets two and we keep that up as we go down the street) so as to 'keep-the-earth-sustainable'.

    One of the many, MANY things missing from this article is that many of us are NOT happy having exactly what Jack down the block has. We want different cars (of course this bozo would/does also think cars are a bad thing). We want a bigger different house, which again, goes against his grain. We might actually LIKE a yard. We might want to garden in our own yard versus a community garden on the roof of your apartment house. We might want to have a BBQ on our own patio with our friends rather than a community BBQ at the condo complex where you wait in line to use it and have others (who leave it dirty) waiting and hounding you to 'get done' so they can BBQ. Nope, in this little troll's mind, we'd all just be fine and dandy if we all lived just like each other. No need, nay nay, no room for individuals for anything other than just what the other guy has. My, what a beige world he paints. Thank tovarichpeter for another in your sting of liberal, socialist articles. Sad.

  2. mell


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    2   8:18am Fri 18 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  

    What? The Fed is still buying like there's no tomorrow, you call this a significant taper? LOL. The market has been flat to slightly down YTD and rates have risen by a full point. The market has been fairly resilient and a small part of the recovery was organic, but the impact of the Fed has been clearly proven looking at the last 6 years and the slow-down in the market and slow rise in interest rates pretty much correlates with the smallish taper the Fed has begun.

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    3   3:44pm Thu 17 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  

    Not a bad list. Like many others, I sat and waited, thinking housing prices would drop or stabilize. Instead I just watched rents and housing prices go up and up. Seems like 2011/2012 really was the year to buy.

    I see all these charts posted here that talk about housing prices going down, inventory up in California for example. Yet in the Bay Area, all I see is prices going up, houses being sold and snatched up usually within 2 weeks. Rents keep climbing as well.

    Oh well. Sat in the sidelines too long. Made the same mistake with the stock market by partially switching to cash/bonds after DOW reached 13,000, thinking there was no way it could go beyond that again. Boy was I wrong, QE-infinity wrong.

  4. CaptainShuddup


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    4   1:13pm Mon 14 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  

    OK I'll Iwog up.

    You're all weak, you should have closed on a house every month since 2008. My units are all full, and they practically fill them selves.
    I have tenants who will hunt me down on a Saturday afternoon in the park to hand deliver me their rent, because they want to make sure I get paid on time.

    ...um what else...

    Oh yeah, the Republicans are destroying the country, because you disagree with me. Obama is selling our souls because you guys wont buy a house and vote Democrat.

    am I missing anything with his great insight?

  5. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    5   10:15am Sun 13 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  

    ASSHOLE!

    All houses are built to flip!

    What ASSHOLE! buys a house to live in it?

    Wow!

  6. mell


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    6   9:24am Sat 19 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    lostand confused says

    If I buy 100 acres of agricultural land and lease it to a farmer for say 10-20 years -does it mean that at some point in time, he gets to own the land????

    That's not what he's arguing. He's arguing that the land was owned by the family well before the agency was established. It's an interesting claim. At best, there could be some constitutional merit to it, at worst he is simply trying to create his own prop 13. Not really that crazy. The Feds on the other side have a good argument as well, however bringing in the SWAT team is completely fucked up. People are sympathizing because TBTFs laundering blood money are getting bailed out left and right and at best get a slap on the wrist via a laughable fine while somebody not paying their couple hundred - or make it thousand - bucks is getting swatted. The rule of law has been abandoned and I expect to see more of this until this crony administration starts prosecuting bankstas, the Federal Reserve and the likes of Corzine, Mozillo etc.

  7. YesYNot


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    7   4:37pm Thu 17 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    For reasons #s 1,2, and 5 and the self-selection of readers, it was clear that the majority opinion on Patnet would miss the boat. There were plenty of people on Patnet arguing that things were turning around, and there were plenty of people who bought and dropped off of the site.

    People don't want to believe something that is painful to them. Many perspective buyers sat it out not believing they would or should pay so much for the house they wanted. So, I don't think these people were lying. They most likely believed their book. At this point, it's pretty clear that they were wrong. Some hold onto their beliefs despite getting smacked in the face with contrary evidence. I'm not sure why that is.

    Housing may very well take another dive in the next few years, but for now, the bears have been wrong and denial runs strong here.

  8. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    8   6:35pm Tue 15 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    Chindians' straw buyers will scoop these up and end up having to organize mercenary armies to protect the new owners from the hoards of starving natives. Free fire fights between homesteading Chindians' death squads and heavily armed street gangs will go on for years, possibly decades, unless the Chindian investors manage to place a proxy government and pay the governor to declare martial law, mobilize the National Guard and deploy tactical nukes to clean up the gangs once and for all.

  9. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    9   9:29pm Thu 17 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    NBA should get rid of the guys and start nude female volleyball teams.

  10. CaptainShuddup


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    10   8:49am Tue 15 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (2)   Delete  

    Mitt Romney didn't win so this is how YOUR BOY, is fucking you over just like you said Mittens would. Obama has you face down in the pillow with your face planted in the playmorman spread of Mitt Romney in his cheese cloth underwear.

    You don't know if Obama is cumming or going.

  11. New Renter


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    11   8:31am Tue 15 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    The plan had been to use the COWS as shields. The other protesters heard that and thought that meant the women.

    Honest mistake.

  12. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    12   1:20am Tue 15 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    Cannibal Anarchy with sweet and sour sauce!

  13. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    13   9:04pm Mon 14 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    Move to Detroit and squat in an abandoned building. Spend all the savings on ammo. Stand on the roof at night and taunt the gangs with a bull horn to come and fucking get you. Live Free, kill with rapturous joy and eat the damned in silent satisfaction. This is what America is all about.

  14. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    14   10:51am Sun 13 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    If Paul Ryan wants to taken seriously as a Conservative he should wander around nursing homes shouting at old people to 'FUCKING DIE, ASSHOLES! AND STOP OPPRESSING JOB CREATORS, RISK TAKERS AND OPPORTUNITY MAKERS!' and occasionally stopping to tear a limb off of an oldster and eating it in front of the news cameras.

  15. Iosef V HydroCabron


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    15   12:11pm Fri 18 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (2)   Protected  

    hrhjuliet says

    I really wish more people on Patrick.net would comment on the article.

    Okay.

    The point is that Bitcoin is a virtual currency sustained by a Ponzi-like belief that it is not worthless, and unbacked by the banking sector, gold or any of the established underpinnings of monetary value.

    There are two terms which need to disappear from English right away: "red herring" and "Ponzi scheme", both of which are used by anyone trying to sound worldly and profound.

    All currencies are virtual. The nickel-copper slug which the author remembered using as a child was not literally worth the value of the metal used to make it, so it was a virtual currency.

    A one-ounce gold coin is actually worth its weight in gold, but gold, having no demand beyond jewelry, small-scale industrial applications, and hoarding, also is mostly worth what people agree it's worth.

    Neither of these is powerfully different from Bitcoin. The author writes with a faux-humble attitude intended to mock Bitcoin, but in so doing demonstrates his ignorance of the fragile underpinnings of anything agreed upon as money.

    Weirdly, even the gold bugs missed these points. After decades of moaning "Fed evil", and "we need to take money creation away from the government", they moaned about Bitcoin because it wasn't gold. I have no idea what goes on in their minds, except maybe "I own a lot of gold, so the world owes me a handsome profit on it."

  16. Call it Crazy


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    16   10:10am Fri 18 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    iwog says

    The fed cultists all believe that the economy cannot survive without continued QE. That continued QE is propping up the stock market, the real estate market, and holding interest rates down.

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    17   10:06am Fri 18 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    iwog says

    What have we learned so far?

    That you are back from your vacation.

  18. smaulgld


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    18   9:49am Fri 18 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Protected  

    Capitalism puts the consumer in charge- it is the ultimate form of democracy
    Don't like a product don't buy it. Like it buy it.

    The only poorly run companies that provide bad products are government sponsored. In a free market they would be driven out

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    19   8:29am Thu 17 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Protected  

    iwog says

    This issue is black and white, devoid of grey areas, and nearly perfect in practice. I cannot think of a single exception. It is a clear cut case of Republicans being evil and Democrats being good. This is simply example #1.

    Not everyone is a dem or pub. Some of us want another choice other than corporate sponsored politicians that are beholden to their lobbyists.

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    20   1:25pm Wed 16 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    I believe this incident demonstrates very nicely the point that guns in the hands of citizens can check federal power and overreach. Dan's been arguing against the validity of this argument for years, but the fact of the matter is plain: if the government wants to get into a shooting war with its own citizens, it will lose even if it wins. Case in point.
    Pwned by current events!

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