Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:June:01 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
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2008/6/1 [Uncategorized] UID:50107 Activity:nil
6/1     [REDACTED]
        \_ AND IT FEEL SO GOOD!!!!!!!
2008/6/1-2 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan, Reference/History/WW2/Japan] UID:50108 Activity:nil
6/1     "Japanese woman caught living in man's closet"
        http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080530/ap_on_re_as/japan_closet_woman
        How is this possible!?  The man never looked into his closet in a year?
        \_ Apparently she found a really, really good hiding place.  Thing is,
           if she just slept with him she could probably have continued
           staying there forever.
2008/6/1-2 [Finance/Banking, Finance/Investment] UID:50109 Activity:nil
6/1     No comment:
        http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/01/fashion/01rich.html
        \_ Why does the NY Times not include their postal address so I can
           send them my feces?
2008/6/1-2 [Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:50110 Activity:nil
6/1     France legislates regulation of line dancing
        http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article4036375.ece
2008/6/1-2 [Uncategorized] UID:50111 Activity:kinda low
6/1     what the hell are these, barnacles?
        NSFW: link:preview.tinyurl.com/64ngsn
        \ looks like its http://tinyurl.com/5gr5rk - !oj
          \_ these are better
             http://preview.tinyurl.com/4vs8ja
2008/6/1-2 [Reference/Religion, Recreation/Dating] UID:50112 Activity:nil 54%like:50122
6/1     motd not getting laid guy: http://youtube.com/watch?v=2aKQMZ_HTb8
2008/6/1-2 [Uncategorized] UID:50113 Activity:nil
6/1     dans why did Facebook get rid of the 'We hooked up' option?
2008/6/1-2 [Transportation/Car/Hybrid] UID:50114 Activity:nil
6/1     why is Ford pushing plans to sell HYBRID giant fat man SUVs
        that get 20 mph.  yeah what the hey its a hybrid, big whoop.
        I for one welcome our new masters, Toyota.  I'm too old to learn
        Japanese.
2008/6/1-2 [Uncategorized] UID:50115 Activity:nil
6/1     emarkp, are you going to the AFRICAN AMERICAN PIONEER MORMON
        documentary next week
        that is part of the SF Black Film Festival?
        \_ Are you going to the troll bridge?
2008/6/1-5 [Politics/Domestic/California/Prop, Politics/Domestic/California] UID:50116 Activity:nil
6/1     question for MOTD Armchair Economists, are home prices in CA
        artificially high because of old people homeowners and Proposition 13?
        are rents artificially high because property value is so high?
        are rents really artificially skewed in the Bay Area because land
        is more precious than gold, Prop 13, rent control and what the hell
        throw in all powerful fabulous and fabulously wealthy gay couples?
        \_ according to Master Dimwit, they are high because of speculation.
           Speculators think it'll be high, so they keep buying until...
           they're too high for speculators. In all seriousness, dimwit
           will most likely say something to the effect of free-market,
           supply and demand, etc.
        \_ Bay Area is more expensive because of several reasons. One is
           a much much stricter land use control. Lots of areas are reserves
           and hippies from Sierra Club fight to preserve whatever land is
           available in the Bay Area, so developers have less land to build.
           The other reason is average income. N Cal on average has higher
           income and educational level and attracts more immigrants who
           are well educated or well to do. In contrast LA has been the
           manufacturing and service hub of CA and attracts different types
           of immigrants and workers. In addition LA has been sprawling
           crazy in the past few decades so homes are plentiful and
           cheap and attracts a much diverse populace, from those who are
           super rich all the way to those who are super poor. Proposition
           13 is just one of the few components, and just as important
           as Prop 13 is the low property tax, which drives demand from
           investors from all over the world who hold on to their investments
           for decades but don't really use (look at all the empty and
           expensive homes in Arcadia and San Marino), since homes in CA
           have much lower tax to deal with (compared to say 3% prop tax
           in Texas), which make properties in CA very good long term
           investments. CA properties attract certain types of buyers
           (investors) similarly to FL properties that attract certain
           types of buyers (criminals... because properties in FL are not
           repossessed even if you go bankrupt). All of these things make
           \_ WTF are you talking about? If you don't pay your mortgage
              in FL you lose your home just like anywhere else.
              \_ In FL, if you paid off your home and then declare bankruptcy,
                 they can't repossess your property back. This is why
                 Al Capone "invested" heavily in FL properties, and ditto
                 with many criminals.
                 \_ You are confused about the Homestead Exemption:
                    http://preview.tinyurl.com/63bs5f
                    (No need to read the whole thing, just read the five
                     states that allow unlimited HE, FL is not one of them)
                    Also, Federal bankruptcy code changes have considerably
                    limited this kind of protection.
                    \_ Dude!  Capone!  Obviously we are still living in the
                       30s!  Now why aren't you wearing a suit and hat?
           CA homes highly desirable, which then drive up huge demands from
           all over the world, which then drive up prices. It's all
           inter-related.
        \_ What makes you think rents are too high and if they are too high
           then why do people pay them? All things considered I find rents
           in CA reasonable compared to income. I can't believe people pay
           $1000/month to live in places like Alabama. (I own a rental
           home in Alabama so I know what rents there are.)
2008/6/1 [Recreation/Dating] UID:50117 Activity:nil
6/1     do women with enormous breasts want to have children at a higher
        rate than flat chested women?  my 32FF wife keeps bugging me about
        having kids, but my 32AA girlfriend could not care less and would
        rather focus on her career.
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