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10 minutes ago, Defund the Mods said:

Diversify your portfolio by investing in single family homes

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I'm not gonna pretend to be even somewhat intelligent on this particular subject here.

 

 

 

 

But are you saying diversify your portfolio by investing in companies that are snapping up homes and driving up the housing market to where normal people can't afford to buy homes anymore? Because that's what it feels like you're saying. 

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1 hour ago, Mr. Hoopah! said:

 

The great millennial rebrand has begun. 

1 hour ago, Mr. Hoopah! said:

Has wfw posted these yet or not till tomorrow morning 

He must’ve missed these. No way he’d not post some actual good points made by glen

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12 minutes ago, Southern California Liar said:

I'm not gonna pretend to be even somewhat intelligent on this particular subject here.

 

 

 

 

But are you saying diversify your portfolio by investing in companies that are snapping up homes and driving up the housing market to where normal people can't afford to buy homes anymore? Because that's what it feels like you're saying. 

I'm just saying do what's best for you and your family and my paycheck. 

The affordability problem doesn't come from small individual investors, it comes from large institutional investors like venture capital and insurance companies. 

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9 minutes ago, Defund the Mods said:

I'm just saying do what's best for you and your family and my paycheck. 

The affordability problem doesn't come from small individual investors, it comes from large institutional investors like venture capital and insurance companies. 

I'm not trying to take a shot man. I legitimately have no idea what the graph you posted represents. My natural (maybe ignorant) intuition tells me that investing in any area that is being artificially driven out of normal folks price ranges is morally wrong though.

 

 

Maybe I'm completely missing the mark on this though.

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Just now, Southern California Liar said:

I'm not trying to take a shot man. I legitimately have no idea what the graph you posted represents. My natural (maybe ignorant) intuition tells me that investing in any area that is being artificially driven out of normal folks price ranges is morally wrong though.

 

 

Maybe I'm completely missing the mark on this though.

That graph is just the stock price of a single family housing rental company over the past year. 

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Investing in the small market landlords as rental prices have skyrocketed across the entire country in the last twenty years and they're really increasing the return as an investor by pricing out normal people but the return has been great during the pandemic......

 

 

I won't even buy **** from Amazon on purpose. I feel bad that this forum is ran through their server.

 

 

 

I'm either right in feeling like what the **** man........or really really missing something.

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10 minutes ago, Mr. Hoopah! said:

 

First reaction is..... they call everyone to the left of them a socialist.

 

Second reaction is......no **** a lot of the folks on the left are misinformed and they just hate on the right all day everyday.

 

 

Third reaction......Good God a random coach from the SEC is to the left of most righties and he's correct in being so.

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7 minutes ago, AF89 said:

Yeees feed me more curse for this sicko city 

 

Sucks for his growth and the fact that he won't have an offseason to work on his game like everyone else, but I don't think it will slow us down that much. He will be back well before the all star break. 

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6 minutes ago, GEORGIAfan said:

 

Don Lemon deserves props for calling it out. 

I admire his optimism....but it is a foolish endeavor.

The Republicans know that passing bills that expand voting hurts them.

If the filibuster is not abolished then making people hold the floor is the next best thing..... no republican actually has that fortitude to stand there and talk for hours on hours.

Make them speak untill they can speak no more

 

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That’s in LA, not San Fran, dumb  ***

As to San Fran,

“San Francisco’s rate of property crimes – including shoplifting (Figure 1) – has plummeted to its lowest level since reliable crime statistics were first compiled 45 years ago. That’s a cause for celebration, right?

Apparently not. Ignoring these clear trends, the May 21, 2021, “California Today” column by the New York Times’ San Francisco Bureau Chief Thomas Fuller declared in alarming tones: “The mundane crime of shoplifting has spun out of control in San Francisco, forcing some chain stores to close.”

Fuller’s evidence? Anecdotes, quips, and claims from spokespersons for Walgreens that thefts from its stores in San Francisco are “four times the chain’s national average, and that it had closed 17 stores, largely because the scale of thefts had made business untenable,” and from CVS branding the city “one of the epicenters of organized retail crime.” In fact, Walgreens is closing hundreds of stores nationwide in a cost-cutting measure, and the trend toward fewer but larger retail thefts is occurring statewide, not just in San Francisco. Since 2016, thefts valued at $400 or more have risen by 19 percent, while thefts valued at under $50 have fallen by 21 percent.

Why did the New York Times see fit to print an article sensationalizing San Francisco’s supposed “surge” in shoplifting that Fuller claims has worsened since he moved to the city in 2016? “The retail executives and police officers emphasized the role of organized crime in the thefts. And they told the supervisors that Proposition 47, the 2014 ballot measure that reclassified nonviolent thefts as misdemeanors if the stolen goods are worth less than $950, had emboldened thieves,” Fuller wrote.

“The one trend we are seeing is more violence and escalating — and much more bold,” said Commander Raj Vaswani, the head of the investigations bureau at the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). “We see a lot of repeat offenders.”

In fact, San Francisco’s rates of violent and property crime peaked in 1992 and have since fallen”

http://www.cjcj.org/mobile/news/13165
 

There was a major bust of organized shop lifting in San Francisco in October 2020, in “Trump’s America.”

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/10/06/major-san-francisco-bay-area-retail-theft-ring-busted-five-suspects-arrested-8-million-in-stolen-merchandise-recovered/
 

Meanwhile, from a local San Fran newspaper:

“What you no doubt haven’t heard, because it garnered only one article in mainstream media, is that Walgreens settled a $4.5 million wage theft suit last November for robbing its California employees for years. According to plaintiffs, Walgreens failed to pay minimum wages, overtime wages, compensate for meal periods, refused to authorize and permit rest periods, lied on wage statements and engaged in an assortment of alleged illegal business practices — fleecing millions from its low wage workers. Millions that couldn’t be spent on food, diapers, rent, life-saving medicine. Millions whose absence no doubt caused countless hours of stress and mental wear and tear to the check-to-check workers that money was owed.

But because it was spread out over years and the victims were disproportionately people of color — and the suspects faceless executives — it went virtually unnoticed.

Assuming the man in The Video stole the maximum allowed for his misdemeanor charge — $949 — this would mean the Walgreens wage theft story involved 474,183% more theft yet resulted in one story compared to 309. Why? Corporate wage theft, severalstudies show, is much more prevalent than all other forms of theft — larceny, robbery, car theft — combined, yet is almost never covered in our media, outside of a handful of legal trade publications.”

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/San-Francisco-s-shoplifting-panic-desperately-16327614.php

 

 

tl;dr, is anyone shocked that the guy who repeatedly advocated for people on welfare to be indefinitely stripped of voting rights would share a video of a black man committing property crime and refer to it as “Biden’s America?”

I for one am not.

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