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indigenous   Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 7:46am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (9)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 1

You gotta love how Lizzy gets in on this Indian talking point, 1/16 of her is outraged.

HydroCabron   Thu, 23 Apr 2015, 9:37pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (8)   Dislike (4)   Delete  Comment 2

I give respect to Sandler: he proved that a Jew can make it in Hollywood.

mell   Sun, 26 Apr 2015, 9:39am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (4)   Delete  Comment 3

What happened is that the dollar has been devalued to the hilt and its devaluation (i.e. printing of money, issuing of debt) was used to prop up the most "connected" (corrupt) sectors such as healthcare, housing and farming, which also happen to serve the essential needs of everyone. Gotta wait til the next crash.

iwog   Thu, 23 Apr 2015, 12:14pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 4

Every Spring CIC does the same thing. He takes a bunch of out of context winter sales slump numbers and hollers and screams and tries to convince everyone the sky is falling in real estate. By June he's always proven to be a moron but by then he's on to some other nonsense.

Look familiar?

4/2014
Mortgage applications decreased 1.2 percent from one week earlier
http://www.patrick.net/misc/Mortgage+applications+decreased+1.2+percent+from+one+week+earlier

3/2014
California home sales continue to drop
http://www.patrick.net/misc/California+home+sales+continue+to+drop

3/2014
Where are the Buyers??? - Mortgage Apps Drop Again!
http://www.patrick.net/misc/Where+are+the+Buyers%3F%3F%3F+-+Mortgage+Apps+Drop+Again!

6/2013
Shifting market turns investors shy on housing
http://www.patrick.net/misc/Shifting+market+turns+investors+shy+on+housing

2/2013
Mortgage applications continue to sink
http://www.patrick.net/misc/Mortgage+applications+continue+to+sink

3/2013
Spot The Housing Recovery
http://www.patrick.net/misc/Spot+The+Housing+Recovery

See what I mean? No person on this board has been so wrong for so long on real estate, yet every year pretends to understand this market and attempts to convince other people he's not the village idiot.

sbh   Tue, 21 Apr 2015, 3:53pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (3)   Delete  Comment 5

thunderlips11 says

Well, if you take it relatively, they may have killed more.

So what? It matters not how many they slaughtered: THEIR SOULS WERE SAVED! And they led moral lives!

David9 says

'Legally Insane.'

The religious insane.

socal2 says

thunderlips11 says

Wow, Reason and the National Review, those centers of unbiased research.

Yeah, I know. Putin's hot babes at RT more your cup of tea?

IRT Antisemitism - where are your books about your beloved Russia's massive contribution? Where did the biggest anti-Semitic trope of all time come from "Protocols of the Elders of Zion"? Where did the PLA's Abbas get his PhD from in Holocaust denial? Moscow?

socal never responses to his defeats, he just moves on to either a straw man or an outright lie. Is it just me or does he sound to y'all like what would be the hideous offspring of Reality, Indigenous and Fort Wayne?

Call it Crazy   Sun, 26 Apr 2015, 11:18am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 6

Dan8267 says

Yet another reason why she should be president. How many in Congress are standing up for Americans rather than corporations when it comes to world trade?

FortWayne   Sat, 25 Apr 2015, 10:18pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (2)   Delete  Comment 7

HydroCabron says

The real crime here is destruction of property, so much more precious than the lives of citizens. This is actually what makes conservatives cry: broken windows and burned-out vehicles, not broken bodies.

If you were to spend all your life building a small business, just to watch it be burned and destroyed in an instance by a group of thugs over a riot thrill you'd be angry too. It's something you liberals don't understand, and never will as long as it's other peoples lives being turned upside down through destruction of property.

I'm pissed off at Obama too, but I don't go around burning down buildings and robbing liqueur stores.

saroya   Wed, 22 Apr 2015, 9:57am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 8

iwog says

"Barack Obama is intent. It is his number one goal to ensure that Iran has a nuclear weapon.”

~ Michele Bachmann

As a child growing up in the mid 1950s and 1960s at the height of the tensions of nuclear war with the Communists I see we are coming full circle with nutcases like Bachman. Tensions were exacerbated with McCarthyites and accusations of "who lost China" spilled out unquestionably by right wing nut cases. Even though I have been an agnostic, if there was a God, I thanked him for making the communists atheists. An atheist would be more concerned about dying from the horrors of nuclear war than some one who believes in an afterlife or some such Western version of being given the proverbial 72 virgins.

iwog   Mon, 20 Apr 2015, 4:20pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 9

You're citing an article from 2013? Congratulations on telling us what oil cost last year. This is a great example of why you never understand anything that is going on.

Here is the current oil price:

iwog   Mon, 20 Apr 2015, 9:02am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (5)   Delete  Comment 10

Any questions?

Quigley   Sun, 26 Apr 2015, 8:28am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 11

Did any of the other deaths affect markets? That's all the capitalists really care about. The news is just giving subscribers what they want.

FortWayne   Sun, 26 Apr 2015, 12:07am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 12

HydroCabron says

Perhaps you have heard of insurance, which covers the losses from these sorts of occurrences. Or has the anti-Obamacare propaganda reached a point that insurance is now a Marxist plot?

You really are unaware of how business runs. You think many small businesses can stay in business if they are closed for a significant time for repairs? Small businesses are very cash flow sensitive, sometimes you take losses for several years in a row, not a whole lot you can do. And if unexpected happens, you are a goner. And you here with your insurance, I have yet to see any business saved by insurance.

Vicente   Sat, 25 Apr 2015, 9:56pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 13

I don't think Sandler is a bigot per se.

But I look at his face and I think "what an asshole!"

Never been able to watch any of his movies.

Meh.

HydroCabron   Sat, 25 Apr 2015, 5:52pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (4)   Delete  Comment 14

Nah, fuck that!

We need to punish the middle class and the poors more. They're the ones which caused this mess!

The suffering of others makes conservative private parts tumescent with sexual arousal; the suffering of others builds character in us all, and makes America strong again.

bob2356   Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 8:21pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 15

indigenous says

You do realize that the Nazi Fascists were lefties?

No they weren't, read hitlers own writings on the subject. He strongly criticised the left wing socialists and the right wing nationalists.

Fascism is a system whereby big corporations and big government become intertwined and rule for their mutual benefit at the expense of the people. It is a socialism of the wealthy. Another characteristic of fascism is its glorification of militarism and of war. Sound like any country you can think of?

Quigley   Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 3:19pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 16

We have the world's most EXPENSIVE healthcare. It costs the most so it must be the best, right?

Bellingham Bill   Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 2:19pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (2)   Delete  Comment 17

Nobody says

The price of housing recovered, because

people can't live without it and will pay whatever it takes to outbid the next guy for it, rental or buying.

Rents going up 30%+ since 2008 has nothing to do with your silly 1% conspiracy theories. Might as well just call this omnipresent force 'The Jews' or something.

Demographically, we're entering into a very tight housing situation on the demand side, with both the boomers (age 51-69) and their Gen Y progeny (age 15-33) needing housing simultaneously. 7 years ago Gen Y was age 8 to 26, not in the housing market at all basically (as buyers, and barely as renters).

Nobody says

, it has ended high price of gasoline

U.S. producers pumped out an average of 9.2 million barrels of crude daily in the latest week, the most since the federal government started keeping records.

http://fortune.com/2015/02/11/domestic-oil-production-record/

2008 happened to be the low point of US production, 5MBPD.

This 4 million barrels per day of oil increase is kinda a lot!

100 barrels per week PER PERSON of added supply.

Plus 'The Surge was going on in 2007-2008, since the military goes through oil like water that didn't help the supply situation back then, either.

Nobody says

There are just too many idiots who can't even do their own thinking out there

Mirror time, pal.

HydroCabron   Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 1:24pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (2)   Delete  Comment 18

SoftShell says

named their team along the lines of your examples they'd be outta business quick..

so you take your chances...people vote with their wallets...

But wouldn't that make all these white Jesus bigots pussies for being offended?

They should enjoy the long-haired mascot carrying a wooden cross, and see the funny side - these people need to lighten up.

Or are people only pussies when they walk off an Adam Sandler shoot, or cry about racist shit which doesn't offend you?

zzyzzx   Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 9:43am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 19

mell   Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 7:25am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 20

SoftShell says

This is exactly why we are doomed to be used as north sea chum by the russkies.

we've raised a nation of pc pussies...every bodies feelings are hurt all the time over babyshit. How else would the apologist in charge get elected twice? It truly is a representitive government.

Agreed.

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