Get in line with the rest of us

From NJBIZ:

Survey: Millennials want more jobs, cheaper housing

Millennials in New Jersey want lower taxes, increased job opportunities, affordable housing and improved, cheaper mass transit in order to stay in the state.

According to a survey of 975 state residents by the New Jersey Society of CPAs, 34 percent of respondents said high property taxes as the biggest reason millennials are leaving the state, while 16 percent said bringing more businesses into the state to create a higher-paying job market was also key. Some 14 percent said that building more affordable housing would be go a long way in getting them to stay.

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103 Responses to Get in line with the rest of us

  1. grim says:

    Who was actually surveyed? 34% of millennials said millennials were leaving because of high property taxes?

    This is nonsensical. Did they just survey 975 random people and ask them why they thought millennials were leaving?

  2. Hold my beer says:

    High costs = wealth and prosperity.

  3. Hold my beer says:

    And left unsaid

    First

  4. Very Stable Genius says:

    @TheStalwart

    For those just waking up,
    Dow Futures are plunging over 450 points after China retaliates on tariffs

  5. Very Stable Genius says:

    @TheStalwart

    Dow futures now down 600!

  6. grim says:

    Pretty sure it’s still China who will suffer.

  7. Very Stable Genius says:

    @zerohedge

    COMMERCE SEC. ROSS SAYS U.S. WON’T LOSE IF IT GETS TO TRADE WAR

    CHINA VICE COMMERCE MINISTER: “IF THE US WANTS TO KEEP FIGHTING, CHINA WILL HOLD ONTO THE LAST”

  8. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Trump Wanted a Trade War. Here’s What One Looks Like – Bloomberg
    https://apple.news/A2U0ylZtPTOCCS8pEX6o-Ig

  9. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Lmao…how many millennials actually even pay property taxes?

    “Who was actually surveyed? 34% of millennials said millennials were leaving because of high property taxes?”

  10. grim says:

    So whats the deal with the psycho hose beast that shot up YouTube?

    She had dreams of being the next million-dollar-a-year YouTube mega personality?

    She couldn’t come to terms she was f*cking weird and not very creative at all?

    So she just decides to go kill people at YouTube, because the were keeping her down and keeping her from becoming the internet mega celebrity she was meant to be?

  11. grim says:

    This is, truly, zeitgeist, and it portends the death of social media.

  12. grim says:

    She was making a living as a youtube “celebrity”?

    Right.

  13. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Death spiral….circling the drain.

    grim says:
    April 4, 2018 at 8:39 am
    This is, truly, zeitgeist, and it portends the death of social media.

  14. Fast Eddie says:

    My train station has become sort of a book trading club. I’m sure others do the same. Anyway, there was a copy of “Atlas Shrugged” among the others and I grabbed it since I never read it. I’ve been reading insatiably for the past year, around 40 – 45 novels so far. Call it a rebirth. Anyway, after I finish the latest book, I’ll dive into this one. I read the synopsis and love the author’s intention!

  15. grim says:

    Always wondered about the repercussions of social broadcasting like YouTube, inflating the egos and exaggerating self-importance of people who would have otherwise zero reason to be broadcast anywhere.

    Is it free speech?

    Is it undeserved speech?

    Is what we are seeing the implication of giving everyone a stage?

    Hate speech may be protected by free speech, but the concept of free speech never considered the implication of the internet, nor does it mean everyone should have global reach.

  16. Hold my beer says:

    When I first heard of an active shooter at YouTube I initially thought a hunter had snapped. YouTube had been demonetizing virtually all videos and some channels that are gun related. Anything to do with hunting or target shooting.

    Of course openly racist content seems to get a pass.

  17. grim says:

    I’ll share some first-hand knowledge.

    When social media companies need to moderate 100% of the content posted by users, you’ll see a huge shift in what it means to be able to post content. The cost and overhead of 100% moderation is massive. For a single social media company, it could be upwards of 20,000-30,000 people doing nothing but monitoring posts and videos.

    For a model like YouTube, it could be catastrophic, since the time it takes to read a post or view a picture is very short, but the time it takes to fully watch a video? And to do this in near real time? Requires a massive amount of people to operate in an incredibly unproductive way.

    To put this in perspective, it might cost nearly a billion dollars a year for YouTube to moderate it’s content.

  18. Hold my beer says:

    Grim

    There are a bunch of youtubers in their 20’s who either dropped out of college or graduated in the last year or two who Make 6 figure income doing YouTube videos.

    I’m not so sure how many people actually watch an ad on YouTube. I suspect YouTube has become background noise in homes like radio used to be.

  19. chicagofinance says:

    My 11 year old creates You Tube videos……. once he witnessed himself speak, he worked hard on his enunciation and diction. The choice of words he uses as well. The downside is that he won’t STFU, but he also won the lead role in a school play over several other boys……. not a huge fan of social media, but there is good and bad….

    grim says:
    April 4, 2018 at 9:12 am
    Always wondered about the repercussions of social broadcasting like YouTube, inflating the egos and exaggerating self-importance of people who would have otherwise zero reason to be broadcast anywhere.

    Is it free speech?

    Is it undeserved speech?

    Is what we are seeing the implication of giving everyone a stage?

    Hate speech may be protected by free speech, but the concept of free speech never considered the implication of the internet, nor does it mean everyone should have global reach.

  20. grim says:

    And they are in for quite a shock when the payday is over. So why not go out guns blazing?

  21. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    “Pretty sure it’s still China who will suffer.”

    We’ll pay more, but the pain will surely be felt much more there.

    YouTube – every 12 year old believes they are the next Spyder Harrison or Logan Paul. It’s replaced broadcast television completely.

  22. Fast Eddie says:

    ” The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5. (see trends).

    This is the president’s best overall job approval rating since April of last year. President Obama earned a 46% job approval rating on April 4, 2010, his second year in office.”

  23. D-FENS says:

    I think Market reaction is overblown. I think about how many things in my home…or things I interact with that say “made in china” on them. It’s impossible not to have something….

    We have very little access to their market…and whatever products we do sell there…could be sold in another market like India. It explains why Trump is cozying up to India. It’s economic leverage used to shape foreign policy.

    China has far more to lose than the US.

    grim says:
    April 4, 2018 at 8:03 am
    Pretty sure it’s still China who will suffer.

  24. leftwing says:

    “China has far more to lose than the US.”

    There are 1.2 trillion reasons on the other side of that argument……

    I would suspect they don’t do anything drastic as they have as much to lose given their holdings but if they want to really up the ante all they need to do is tap the brakes and go MIA in a few auctions.

  25. Ex-Jersey says:

    9:09 figures….another cretin discovers a mediocre writer who inspires other imbeciles.

  26. Ex-Jersey says:

    Ayn Rand was not only a schlock novelist, she was also the progenitor of a sweeping “moral philosophy” that justifies the privilege of the wealthy and demonizes not only the slothful, undeserving poor but the lackluster middle-classes as well.

    Her books provided wide-ranging parables of “parasites,” “looters” and “moochers” using the levers of government to steal the fruits of her heroes’ labor. In the real world, however, Rand herself received Social Security payments and Medicare benefits under the name of Ann O’Connor (her husband was Frank O’Connor).

  27. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    “tap the brakes and go MIA in a few auctions.”

    That would be a huge mistake. Trump is trying to even the playing field. Not detonate it. This is the one area which I would expect Trump’s background will actually help us. When you negotiate, you obviously go for the jugular and then settle for much less. The US has been giving the farm away for way to long. Same thing with our open borders. These decisions make cents. Where it will fail, is in helping you and me. His class? It should benefit greatly from it. We’ll see. It’s way, way, way too soon to predict the outcome.

  28. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    Atlas Shrugged IS an interesting read. Much of it makes a lot of sense. But not all of it.

  29. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    The market continues to absorb Trump’s moves like a champ. Had it not shot straight up to the moon before this correction, it would be a different story. The market hates uncertainty and tightening Fed policy. It’s being forced to deal with a lot of both simultaneously. Any Moana tweets about the market are truly political and not based on any economic history. Which is why Krugman continues to make a complete fool of himself every which way he turns.

  30. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    grim – yep

    Pretty sure it’s still China who will suffer.

  31. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    It seems like the talking point I hear on TV is “nobody wins in a trade war.” How about the biggest loser during trade peace?

  32. chicagofinance says:

    Must suppress:

    Ismail said his daughter was a vegan activist and animal lover who would not even kill ants that invaded the family home when she was a youngster.

    According to state records, she had once established a charity called Peace Thunder Inc. to “educate people about animal cruelty, environmental pollution” and other causes.

    “For me, animal rights equal human rights,” she told the San Diego Union-Tribune at a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protest in 2009.

    Aghdam’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages have all been removed since the shooting, but not before reporters were able to view much of her content.

    On March 18, she slammed YouTube in an Instagram post.

  33. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I’ve been using MSCC like it is a money market.

  34. chicagofinance says:

    To be clear….. I am not a gun user or Second Amendment flunkie, but the rationale that mental health is the problem, not guns, is supported by the above…..

  35. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_apr04

  36. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    LOL. That was quick, I knew that would get you going, chi.

    To be clear….. I am not a gun user or Second Amendment flunkie, but the rationale that mental health is the problem, not guns, is supported by the above…..

  37. grim says:

    What would be interesting is if it was YouTube’s AI algos that flagged her accounts and posts.

    Now you have someone committing murder based on the actions of an AI.

    I have a hard time believing any actual person actually took action on her YouTube videos or accounts.

    They are far too busy screening for pornography, murder, suicides, and terrorists.

  38. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I’ve actually been swing trading MSCC. It’s pretty much bound to a range until a shareholder vote. No short term gain worries in an IRA.

  39. JCer says:

    The trade war is interesting, if china tariffs beef, pork and soybeans they are increasing costs on foodstuffs for their 1 bn population that they cannot feed with domestic sources alone. Who will feel more pain, US consumers who pay a tiny fraction of their annual earnings on consumer goods from china or the Chinese who depend on imports to eat? Xi in china needs to be really careful no to incite unrest in his population our people can do without cheap Chinese imports but their people starve without food imports.

  40. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Youtube doesn’t have any AI algos, that’s just window dressing. They actually use the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/27/google-youtube-southern-poverty-law-center-censorship/

    What would be interesting is if it was YouTube’s AI algos that flagged her accounts and posts.

  41. grim says:

    They have people, as does every other major social media site, lots, and lots of people, more than 10,000 people per major network. They are attempting to use AI to pre-classify content to reduce the overhead of manual moderation. Works ok for text, but for images it’s fairly crude, for video even worse. Can’t say more than that.

  42. grim says:

    Actually one more thing I will say. The people who monitor for child pornography have the worst possible job on earth.

  43. grim says:

    I’d very happily buy less Chinese crap, btw.

  44. Fast Eddie says:

    Her books provided wide-ranging parables of “parasites,” “looters” and “moochers” using the levers of government to steal the fruits of her heroes’ labor.

    Sounds like modern day liberals and progressives. I have a feeling her book makes a lot of sense. I can’t wait to read it.

  45. Ex-Jersey says:

    11:06 it’s been on most jr high reading list for decades. It should appeal to a simpleton like you Gary.

  46. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    This idea that the trade war just started is laughable. Tariffs matter but currency pegs don’t?

  47. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    “The people who monitor for child p0rnography have the worst possible job on earth.”

    I’d say the children themselves probably have it worse than the monitors.

  48. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    There are a bunch of youtubers in their 20’s who either dropped out of college or graduated in the last year or two who Make 6 figure income doing YouTube videos.

    I’m not so sure how many people actually watch an ad on YouTube. I suspect YouTube has become background noise in homes like radio used to be.

    There was a student at my last job that makes 2 million a year on youtube. I can tell you that these kids watch these vlogs non-stop if you let them.

  49. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    My 11 year old creates You Tube videos……. once he witnessed himself speak, he worked hard on his enunciation and diction. The choice of words he uses as well. The downside is that he won’t STFU, but he also won the lead role in a school play over several other boys……. not a huge fan of social media, but there is good and bad….

    One thing that’s weird about youtubers is that they have strange speech patterns.

  50. Fast Eddie says:

    11:06 it’s been on most jr high reading list for decades. It should appeal to a simpleton like you Gary.

    Read your statement above and try to list all the contradictions and inconsistencies.

  51. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    “One thing that’s weird about youtubers is that they have strange speech patterns.”

    It’s not a speech pattern. It’s a Millennial thing. They do the same trick that most commercials do when they have too much information to share. They cut the pauses out after all punctuation. I find it incredibly annoying and turn the channel when I see it. All of the younger DJs (if they are still called that) do it on Sirius XM as well as most YouTubers. You see the same thing on kids networks such as Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. I’ll look up if there’s a name for it.

  52. Phoenix says:

    In a Montclair classroom

    Teacher:
    “To put this in perspective, it might cost nearly a billion dollars a year for YouTube to moderate it’s content.”

    Student:
    So that would be the same amount taxpayers owe to the Pension fund x 49 year’s, right?
    It is a 49 billion dollar pension deficit.

    Teacher,
    Umm, yeah, I guess.

    Student:
    Is that a lot of money?

  53. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    I don’t know that there is a name for it, but Audacity (the most popular speech recording software) allows you to automatically truncate silence. It’s probably why it’s so popular.

  54. Fast Eddie says:

    Lib,

    Find an example of this speech pattern and post it.

  55. chicagofinance says:

    I know NPR used to brag how they condensed out the natural breaks in their recordings using technology, and added maybe 15-20% more content per hour.

    Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary’s Cankle fluid. says:
    April 4, 2018 at 11:57 am
    I don’t know that there is a name for it, but Audacity (the most popular speech recording software) allows you to automatically truncate silence. It’s probably why it’s so popular.

  56. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    Try not to toss your cookies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtznANMb3QU

  57. Hold my beer says:

    An outdoors channel named lunkerstv was hacked a year or two ago. The screenshot showed he had earned 13k in ads in 28 days with 130k subscribers. He now has over 800k subscribers. I wonder if he makes 100k a month from going fishing a few days a week and doing some target shooting. He also had his own merchandise including fishing rods that go for $170 and sold out instantly at cabela’s. Plus he has sponsors.

    I think many on this blog would gladly leave their job if they could make 20k or more a month makng 2 or 3 videos a week on on their hobbies

  58. Fast Eddie says:

    Got it. Thanks.

  59. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    The money is real, but it really helps to be first to the idea. You really can’t sucessfully copy anyone unless you come up with a viral idea. Kind of like creating music. Everyone I used to know was in a band 20 years ago. Today, none of them are.

  60. Trick says:

    A lot of them are gamer’s, each new game that is a hit gets a ton. Fornite is the hot one now.

  61. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    fortnite is insane. I invested in tencent.

  62. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    Game is lame to me, but the kids seem to love skins and dancing on corpses.

  63. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    It’s nice here without Pumps. Spring Break I imagine.

  64. Trick says:

    We have trouble getting the kids off it, the wife keeps take the electronics away from them

  65. D-FENS says:

    I like Hicok45’s channel

  66. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    Nice line of Summery thunderstorms are coming across.

    http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?type=DIX-N0Q-1-24

  67. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    I don’t do youtube. I don’t even watch TV except for sports. Who’s got the time?

  68. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I think I’m starting to like the “new” Trump stock market. Sure, I’m down 2.3% on the year, but I’m getting that feeling from 20 years ago where nimble retail investors might have an advantage over the institutions. Hell, I might even start shorting stocks again.

  69. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I once went to a brokerage(I guess really a “wealth” manager) who wanted my business, it was a million years ago, circa 1998. I was a certainly a tiny, tiny fish, nowhere close to even a small fish. We talked on the phone a few times and finally I went to their offices to interview them. I asked them the most basic, simple question. They had no answer. This was the question:

    “I’m having no problem finding stocks on which to go long. My big problem is finding stocks to short. Give me your best short ideas.”

    I was sitting with two “professionals”. They suddenly started making odd sounds, emanating from their mouths, perhaps other orifices. They completely lost the ability to converse…in English, anyway.

  70. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    My favorite short. Guaranteed 15% gain.

    The Original NJ ExPat says:
    December 9, 2016 at 10:20 am
    I used to put 20% of my gross income into company stock just before the turn of the century. It was an ESOP, outside of retirement. We used to get issued the stock quarterly at a publicly known date at 15% below closing price. It wasn’t until I was well into my first quarter of payroll deductions that I realized that the market share price would automatically inflate on these dates. I figured the only way to lock in a guaranteed arbitrage profit was to simultaneously short the same amount of shares in my personal margin account. This actually worked out perfectly. After the stock was issued (there was no holding period), I would call up Harris Bank in Chicago, the fiduciary, and request my shares be sent to me. I would then hand deliver the shares to Schwab and they would use them to close my short position. Interestingly, there was not even a commission on the closing trade. I would of course go a few shares less on my short position so I would end up with a small long position after “over delivering” shares to close. I wish I had guaranteed 15% annual returns available to me today.

  71. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Hell, now that I think about it, they were guaranteed QUARTERLY returns of 15%.

    If you made $100,000 in 1999 you were living large. I can only imagine what it was like for my FIL to make five times that in 1969.

  72. Libturd questioning the gender of Hillary's Cankle fluid. says:

    Ex. I had a similar conversation with a broker that my parents used to whopping losses during the tech bubble. Apparently, my parents had put some money aside for me to pay for college, but since I nearly failed out, they wouldn’t pay for me. So at age 30, they offered me what was left. It was probably about 25K. No big deal. Well, my parents stupidly continued working with the broker (RBC/Dain Rauscher I think), but I knew better. I offered the broker a deal. I put 25K of my own money into 5 stocks and if he wanted to continue to be my broker, he would have to at least come close to matching the performance after one year. I don’t remember the exact stock. It might have been Aeroflexx. But I somehow found a 500%er among my five while the market was still imploding. None the less, I stopped using the broker and eventually convinced my parents not to as well. The broker ended up losing me another 5K and returned to me 20K at the end of the year. He stuck me in some stupid tech and communication fund. What a joke.

  73. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Lib – I went the other way, I stupidly opted out of parental financing of my education after 4 full years at Rutgers had already been paid by them (no degree, major of the month club). I quit school, to my parents’ dismay, but at the end of the Summer I became homesick for Rutgers so I packed up my rusty used car and went back to RU anyway. I actually lived in a dorm with my friends and only my inner circle knew I wasn’t in school. I got some crappy jobs and realized that nobody was going to pay me anything without my degree. A year later I transferred to FDU to complete my engineering degree, got some financial aid, and worked my a$$ off to pay the balance, too proud to ask my parents for another dime. When I graduated they gave me $500, no windfall.

    Back to investing – Doesn’t it seem like all of these “experts” who “know” how to invest your money are nothing but salespeople? I’ve never found a single one, on the front, fancy-dressed end of the office who ever struck me as having any technical or fundamental analysis abilities.

    In the mid 1980’s I did, however, come into $18,000 when I broke up with my then-girlfriend (the hockey player, from previous posts). We had bought a condo together, but I didn’t live there. On paper, I was her landlord and she was my tenant, the deed fully in my name. When we broke up she bought me out and that’s where the $18K came from. On my Dad’s advice I opened up a Merrill Lynch Cash Management Account(CMA). I actually needed $20K to open the account so I took a $2K cash advance from one of my credit cards to open the account and then withdrew from the account to pay off the onerous credit card debt, as it didn’t matter how much money you kept in the account, you just needed $20K to open one.

    Again, I’m a micro-fish, but this time with no investment experience. I have this ML guy calling me up all the time, pitching high front-end loaded(commission, of course!) mutual funds (Eaton Vance funds, IIRC). I told him I needed to keep the money liquid because my current apartment was likely turning condo and I wanted to buy it at the insider price and financing. He (the ML broker) started asking me questions about how you get in on deals like that and that he would like to buy a place himself. I had that “a-ha” moment right then and there. These “pros” are way stupider and less educated than me!

  74. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I found this link (still works) on the same page as my old stock shorting post. It made me laugh hard once again:

    The Original NJ ExPat says:
    December 9, 2016 at 10:24 am
    Roof deck for entertaining!

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/11/13/tiny-house-movement-lands-lawrence/d56XB1gCkLqtZh9KL0el5K/story.html

  75. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Here’s one of the few things that is great about getting old. You can appropriate old references and people think you came up with them. I used this line in a stock market group post and some people thought I was the genius who came up with the line (short and SFW):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py6IpUx4eWs

  76. Lurk3r says:

    Grim, you should really have links open in new tabs/windows.

    and oh, don’t piss off anyone here, especially Fast Eddie. The gun nuts are crazy

  77. Fast Eddie says:

    @TheStalwart

    Dow futures now down 600!

    Green across the board now.

  78. Fast Eddie says:

    and oh, don’t piss off anyone here, especially Fast Eddie. The gun nuts are crazy

    I don’t own one.

  79. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Study up on this new fad the kids are calling right-clicking.

    Lurk3r says:
    April 4, 2018 at 2:35 pm
    Grim, you should really have links open in new tabs/windows.

  80. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I mentioned the other day, “Don’t trust the morning rallies.” The corollary should be easy to guess.

    Fast Eddie says:
    April 4, 2018 at 2:37 pm
    @TheStalwart

    Dow futures now down 600!

    Green across the board now.

  81. Yo! says:

    Census out with some 2017 stats.

    Hudson County grew by 5,000 people last year. What is interesting is more people moved out of the county as moved into it. The growth is population is due to surge in births.

    Brooklyn’s population declined for the first time in decades.

  82. Lurk3r says:

    ExPat, I couldn’t find the right click on my apple mouse. Also, couldn’t find the Any key :D

  83. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Almost 3 months ago, when the stock market was flying high:

    The Original NJ ExPat says:
    January 22, 2018 at 2:59 pm
    ****Disclosure: Sheer conjecture on my part*****

    1. The US stock market will “correct”, as they say from maybe April until August or so.
    2. Dems will tout the end of the “Trump Economic Lie” during this period.
    3. The US stock market will turn back up in late August or early September.
    4. Dems get crushed in the mid-terms.
    5. More protests and violence isolated to cities that still want Hillary.

  84. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Lurkr – While there are no visible buttons on your Apple Magic Mouse, the right click still works. If you are joking about ancient apple mice, just assume that I am too.

    ExPat, I couldn’t find the right click on my apple mouse. Also, couldn’t find the Any key :D

  85. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I heard a CNBC report yesterday that High-end Manhattan RE is down 25% year over year. Is that correct? If so, have prices bumped up on Pumpkin X. Boulevard?

    I’m assuming the multimillionaires in the city are finally running out of space and good schools and moving to Wayne?

  86. No One says:

    Both lefties and religious conservatives make up nasty criticisms of Ayn Rand. Because neither can win a rational and honest debate against her arguments, they smear.
    I think Eddie will enjoy Atlas Shrugged.

  87. Very Stable Genius says:

    what was of that nut job fundamentalist preaching here everyday about all those dianecticts sci-fi by ayn rand

    ragnar was her name?

  88. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I admit to never reading the tome. My guess is the book is very good because it looked like somebody put their thumb on the scale to make the movie(s) very bad (three parts, different actors, never made until a few years ago).

    Both lefties and religious conservatives make up nasty criticisms of Ayn Rand. Because neither can win a rational and honest debate against her arguments, they smear.
    I think Eddie will enjoy Atlas Shrugged.

  89. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    “there was possible coordination by Obama White House officials, the CIA and the FBI into the investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign”

    https://saraacarter.com/bombshell-secret-texts-show-fbi-doj-may-have-rushed-anti-trump-fisa-warrant/

  90. Not No One says:

    NoOne,

    In your argument, is precisely why she s*cks, and was consider a nuttier than nutty.

    Rationality is great for the science based world and the deep working mind of a sociopath (they are extremely rational). But it lacks emotions, emotions is what humans are about.

    So AR has a very big blind spot that severely affects any human based reality using her ideology. Emotions like jealousy and envy have more of an effect on reality than rationality, just go with any cop on a domestic fight.

    Simply just look at Putin, and how he appeases the average russian’s emotions/ego. The 5 oligarchs that he replaced did not understand that. Had they handled things on the emotional side and less on the economic rational side they might still be in power.

    An old russian saying about 2 farmers both with same size farms and equal in every way to each other. One farmer would prefer his only cow to die, than have his neighbor get a second one.

  91. Not No One says:

    That is why the AR fans like Koch brothers eventually will push it to far and end up, paying higher taxes and heavier regulations than if they kept their mouth shut and gave to charity and made sure people knew about their social empathy.

  92. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    I’ve never read Ayn Rand but I can’t understand how someone that leans left could stomach it and make it through the whole book. I tried reading Krugman last book and couldn’t stomach more than a chapter. I quit in disgust.

  93. grim says:

    Grim, you should really have links open in new tabs/windows.

    Main page links open in a new window, comment links don’t.

  94. LurksMcGee says:

    Not No One,

    In each of the examples you gave, it makes the emotions look like a losing proposition.

    In one instance, a farmer can no longer farm and the other, someone can rule the land, unchallenged, as long as they make them “feel” good.

    Maybe I lean sociopath, but that just seems like emotions just get in the way of some things. Its also what drives me up the wall about my wife.

    Disclosure: have not read any of the books mentioned.

  95. Ex-Jersey says:

    7:10 it’s just a book. Enjoy your echo chamber.

  96. Fabius Maximus says:

    “When social media companies need to moderate 100% of the content”

    I seem to recall that early You Tube was heavily moderated. It was all shipped offshore to India and the Philippians.
    I think now you’ll start to see the AI moderation.

  97. Fabius Maximus says:

    “Because neither can win a rational and honest debate against her arguments, they smear.”

    I have had an open invitation to any of the Rand Heads in here for that debate. Not one has stepped to the plate.

    I read her books at 14 and the questions I had then are still unanswered. It starts with “Who shovels Sh1t in the Gulch?”

  98. Fabius Maximus says:

    https://jalopnik.com/say-farewell-to-0-percent-auto-loans-because-theyre-dis-1824359352

    I had to leave my minivan in Boston this week for a Piston ring Warranty repair. It had been running rough off and on for the past few months I had been considering trading it, but couldn’t find anything I liked.
    If 0% is off the table, I’ll keep it running, I have better uses for the cash and there is no way I am financing at 5.9%

  99. The Great Pumpkin says:

    As nom would say….I almost spit up my coffee from laughing so hard.

    “I read her books at 14 and the questions I had then are still unanswered. It starts with “Who shovels Sh1t in the Gulch?”“

  100. No One says:

    The Farmer Judge Narragansett. Anyone who actually read the book would know the answer, rather than imagining the question as an unanswerable rebuttal.

    What are your ideas and solutions? NY Times editorial board?

  101. No One says:

    I know Pumpkin never read the book, his lips don’t have the stamina.

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