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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    You followed the rules and used the title from the link. Whoever did write that title framed the argument dishonestly.





    Sure, the problem isn't that a few people choose to live there. The ultimate problem is that they are encouraged and enabled by tech employers. If they had to drive to work like most of us do, they'd probably live closer.




    And there you go...can't actually make a decent argument, so you make one up. Typical. Affordable housing is a problem in some areas. If the janitors are priced out of the area, where do they live? Should all the janitors be homeless because they don't have enough money for you to give a crap? Why is it only "class warfare" when those on the lower end of the ladder do it? This IS class warfare, even when the higher incomes are doing it to the lower incomes. What happens when these neighborhoods get overpriced? People move to the next neighborhood down, and the buses follow them. Where is the affordable housing? You may not like the way they do it, but who's going to bring the issue to the forefront?
    like everything housing is driven by the market. you like others you either want high end jobs coming into an area which means prices will go up or you want low end jobs to stay.
    you can't have it both ways.

    yes people that don't make tech dollars have places to live although they might have to move to cheaper area's. when i started working for my company i had to drive an hour back and forth to work because of where i lived. why? it was to expensive to move closer. the savings wasn't enough to justify the move.

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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    i have better things to do like work and invest and increase my personal value. unlike these guys i don't have free time to sit around and complain that someone has more than me.
    they should follow what successful people do not what unsuccessful people do.

    successful people work invest and gain knowledge to increase their value.
    unsuccessful people sit for hours holding signs that it isn't fair.
    And this goes right to the heart of the issue.

    Ikari is correct that the right to assembly and protest is important.

    The problem here is that the Left is filled with losers and bums who have the time to randomly pick people on the street and go to their house and picket them. Normal people aren't 100% politics all the time, normal people take care of the business of life and don't see the benefit of randomly targeting people for vilification.

    Just because normal people don't fully use their right to free assembly and protest doesn't mean that we should weaken it.

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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    IME its much more nuanced and focuses on real issues arising from our latest iteration of capitalism, which came into being circa the mid seventies. Technologies and practises that have changed the "game" on a fundamental level.
    I've heard leftists called many things but never "nuanced".

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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So, how is this gentleman pricing them out of their homes? Did you read the flier?
    He's a representation of the force that is pricing people out of their neighborhoods, I'm saying these kind of protests are admirable, using vomit for God's sake, but its not a right/left thing.

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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Nothing in that report describes him as a 'conservative', 'right winger', 'right leaning', etc.... What, are you just going to pull up assholes, and assume that they must align with the right? pathetic.
    Nothing in your post has anything to do with with the left. So I did the same thing you did.
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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    He's a representation of the force that is pricing people out of their neighborhoods, I'm saying these kind of protests are admirable, using vomit for God's sake, but its not a right/left thing.
    Pricing them out of their neighborhoods? Is he forcing them to sell or anything like that?

    I've never heard of people protesting against prosperity before. Is this something we can now come to expect?

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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Several reports of this incident have made the news, all trying to re-categorize the protesters as something other than leftist OWS types. This is not far different than the discussion on another thread concerning the Mozilla exec forced to resign.

    What are your thoughts as to this type of bullying by the extreme left?


    why those ignorant pigs. How dare they CREATE jobs, live the American dream of owning your own home and surpassing the hard living "poor" people whose only chance at bettering themselves was the high school they slept through.

    These fat, cash fat, pocket lined, silk hat ****s need to give their money to these people who's lives have been absolutely ruined by Google.....
    ....."actually, throughout my life my two greatest assets have been my mental stability and being, like, really smart"

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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Pricing them out of their neighborhoods? Is he forcing them to sell or anything like that?

    I've never heard of people protesting against prosperity before. Is this something we can now come to expect?
    Clearly you have no understanding of real estate allow me to educate you with some extremely basic concepts like "adjustable rate mortgage" and "rent."

    You see when housing prices go up, those folks with an adjustable rate mortgage may not be able to pay because their rate will increase to match their new house prices, if they aren't making more money at work it could force them to default or cut back in other ways.

    As for rent if a renter decides to terminate your lease because he can now rent at a higher price and you cannot afford, again because you still make the same but the influx of higher wage earners raise prices, then you'll have to move somewhere else. Likewise if your lease ends on its own your renter can jack up the price to reflect the new market rate and if you can't pay then you must go.

    Additional grocers target specific income levels and set up stores in areas where those people live, you won't find Wal-marts or as many Wal-Marts in wealthier neighborhoods but you will find them in poorer ones for example, if these stores decide to move because wealthier people like to shop at higher end retail and grocers than that adds further economic burden onto you.

    Its a symptom of economic growth you could say, and I'm not saying it shouldn't happen or needs to be stopped but no one likes having their cost of living suddenly outstrip their income and be forced to move or have less money in their pocket because their cost of living increased.

    And no one, not even you, love the free market soooooo much that you wouldn't be upset if it were to happen to you.

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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Clearly you have no understanding of real estate
    In fact I have made millions in real estate and in the coming months I will make more.

    Yes, everyone wants to make as much money as they can and don't want to pay more for anything.. Point taken.

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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Clearly you have no understanding of real estate allow me to educate you with some extremely basic concepts like "adjustable rate mortgage" and "rent."

    You see when housing prices go up, those folks with an adjustable rate mortgage may not be able to pay because their rate will increase to match their new house prices, if they aren't making more money at work it could force them to default or cut back in other ways.
    This was comedy gold. Thank you.

    I particularly enjoyed your fine comedy touch of deigning to educate people about basic issues like "adjustable rate mortgages" and then grossly misunderstanding them yourself. The blind teaching the sighted how to read is always good for laughs.

    The rate which is adjustable is the interest rate, not the value of the house.

    I'm trying to understand how you see the world but I can't make heads or tails of how you could arrive at such a view.

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    Who is better informed about the policy choices facing the country—liberals, conservatives or libertarians? According to a Zogby International survey that I write about in the May issue of Econ Journal Watch, the answer is unequivocal: The left flunks Econ 101.

    Zogby researcher Zeljka Buturovic and I considered the 4,835 respondents' (all American adults) answers to eight survey questions about basic economics. We also asked the respondents about their political leanings: progressive/very liberal; liberal; moderate; conservative; very conservative; and libertarian.

    Rather than focusing on whether respondents answered a question correctly, we instead looked at whether they answered incorrectly. A response was counted as incorrect only if it was flatly unenlightened. . . .

    In this case, percentage of conservatives answering incorrectly was 22.3%, very conservatives 17.6% and libertarians 15.7%. But the percentage of progressive/very liberals answering incorrectly was 67.6% and liberals 60.1%. The pattern was not an anomaly.

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