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1   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2019 Dec 4, 4:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Evidence of UNDER! VALUE! ATION!
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Dec 4, 5:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The answer to that question: It’s complicated. Estimating both housing and homeless populations can be a tricky chore; depending on the method, San Francisco’s 2019 homeless count ranges from just over 8,000 to nearly 17,600 persons.

And while the U.S. Census tallies both the housing totals and the occupancy rates for American cities every year, these estimates have a margin of error in the thousands.

Be that as it may, the best available public figures, variable though they may be, do support the four-to-one claim. In fact, the entire Bay Area has far more empty houses than people without homes in 2019.


I used to work for a guy who got fairly rich in the dot-com bubble and has a big empty house in Palo Alto, an empty apartment in SF, and rents an apartment in NYC.

When I suggested he sell the Palo Alto house, he said "Why? Prop 13 means that people like you pay my property taxes for me while I get the appreciation from owning it."

Sick burn! He was being snide, but he was also being truthful.
3   The_Weeping_Ayatollah   ignore (5)   2019 Dec 4, 6:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"Kommunalki or communal apartments (singular: Russian: коммуналка, коммунальная квартира, kommunalka, kommunal'naya kvartira) appeared in Tsarist Russia. The term communal apartments is a product of the Soviet epoch.[1] The concept of communal apartments' grew in Russia and the Soviet Union as a response to a housing crisis in urban areas – authorities presented them as the product of the “new collective vision of the future.” Between two and seven families typically shared a communal apartment. Each family had its own room, which often served as a living room, dining room, and bedroom for the entire family. All the residents of the entire apartment shared the use of the hallways, kitchen (commonly known as the "communal kitchen"), bathroom and telephone (if any).[2] The communal apartment became the predominant form of housing in the USSR for generations, and examples still exist in "the most fashionable central districts of large Russian cities".[3]
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Lenin conceived of the communal apartment, and drafted a plan to “expropriate and resettle private apartments” shortly after the Russian revolution. His plan inspired many architects to begin communal housing projects, to create a “revolutionary topography.”[6] The communal apartment was revolutionary by “uniting different social groups in one physical space.”[7] Furthermore, housing belonged to the government and families were allotted an extremely small number of square meters each.[8]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communal_apartment
4   The_Weeping_Ayatollah   ignore (5)   2019 Dec 4, 6:55pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BTW, Lenin was "tovarich" too.
5   Blue   ignore (0)   2019 Dec 4, 11:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
"Why? Prop 13 means that people like you pay my property taxes for me while I get the appreciation from owning it."


This is the fundamental problem with ponzi scheme like Prop 13.
6   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2019 Dec 4, 11:39pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If you forgot to buy a house in 1963, FUCK! YOU!

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