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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. CaptainShuddup


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    2   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?

  3. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    3   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!

  4. YesYNot


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    4   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.

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    5   3:44pm Thu 17 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   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.

  6. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    6   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.

  7. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    7   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.

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    8   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.

  9. New Renter


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    9   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.

  10. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    10   1:20am Tue 15 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    Cannibal Anarchy with sweet and sour sauce!

  11. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    11   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.

  12. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    12   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.

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    13   10:14am Wed 16 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    errc says

    I hate that their a bunch off stoopid headed dummies. Those nitwits ruined healthcare, thank god for heritagefoundationcare to come and save us all. The dumpubicans are gonna loose this election cycle and then all us smarter people that blindly vote all democrat all the time will laugh at sarah palin, talk about inequality and pat ourselfs on the back about how stupid republicans our.

    I hate mitt romney and those koch bros

    Cannot wait until a good nice person like hillary clinton comes along and fixes everything and makes everything a lot beeter

    I wasn't aware the captain was offering tutoring in writing to patnet members. A clear success here.

  14. CaptainShuddup


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    14   8:53am Wed 16 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    So Basically what you guy's common mantra about Obama is the same reoccurring theme.

    "Obama's greatest accomplishments to date, is Romney's sound bytes."

    OK I understand I got it. I hear you loud and clear.

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    15   2:00pm Tue 15 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Protected  

    Dan8267 says

    zzyzzx says

    The prostitute, a buxom brunette who charges up to $500 an hour

    I'm in the wrong business. To think I've wasted my youth on a STEM education and career when I could be making this kind of money.

  16. Ceffer


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    16   1:30pm Tue 15 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    A man finds his wife packing. He asks "Where are you going?"

    Wife says, "I'm moving to Las Vegas to become a hooker, I hear they get $500 per sex act."

    Man starts packing. Woman says, "Where do you think you're going?"

    Man says, "I'm going with you. You need somebody to support you. You'll never make it on $1000 a year."

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    17   12:31pm Tue 15 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (2)   Delete  

    clambo says

    I know lots of people who are living off uncle Sam and they definitely, positively voted for Obama.

    Really?

    In order for you to know who they voted for, they would have to be within your social sphere - ie, someone you maintain a social relationship with. There are many numbers for the maximum number of social relationships one can maintain - Dunbar's number is generally around 150, while other studies indicate this may be as high as 231.

    Even assuming your social sphere is 2x the upper estimate, out of 462 people you know, "lots" live off the government. You didn't really define how many "lots" are, nor do you define what living off the government is.

    For me personally, I know one person living off the government. My cousin who has been institutionalized for psychological issues several times - receives disability from the government. So for me, out of 462 people, I know 1, who is legitimately clinically crazy.

    Then again I don't count senior citizens collecting social security as living off the government.

    Anyway, I mention all of this to ask a question: I am as liberal as they get, and there is exactly 1 person in my social sphere that is living on government welfare. A very large majority of my social sphere is center right to far left. You are a conservative, and you know "lots" on government welfare, who in the hell do you socialize with? It is very unusual for you to be a conservative that socializes with a high percentage of Obama voters, actually.

    Or you could just be making the whole thing up.. My guess, much like your hero Paul Ryan, you are making it up.

  18. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    18   12:10pm Tue 15 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    FUCK YOU, ASSHOLES!

    FUCK YOU, AMERICA!

    All you mongrel fucks are lucky you're not being charged $840,000!

    After all, ASSHOLES! You are Free do fucking die of Hep C! Go ahead and FUCKING DIE!, or be thankful you have this amazing opportunity to live if you care to take advantage of the bounty of our Free enterprise system.

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    19   10:34am Tue 15 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Protected  

    Strategist says

    smaulgld says

    Anyone think home prices nationally will be higher in six-12 months?

    It has to.

    I forgot that housing recovery rule

  20. smaulgld


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    20   8:58am Tue 15 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Protected  

    Google "housing recovery" and there isn't one news story that appears from April- perhaps it's sinking in- there was/is none

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