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33 minutes ago, Warning_Hazard said:

This thread shows up some right orange man bad posters huh!!

Nothing about the absolute calamity that is biden then?

vax mandate could cause an absolute divide, 2000 flights already cancelled as pilots are legging it! pilots will be told theyre dumb next and racist even if youre a mexican!

Dont even get me started on afghan or the chinese!

Ohh quote me on this soon, we will all witness chaos like never before shortly. Their reset will come right after the chaos.

27 minutes ago, ZAPHOD2319 said:

Tbf Orange man, Hillary, Biden, all bad. Our nominating process is completely broken when these are who we end up with as choices to run the country. 

Its your own fault, by being gullible.

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47 minutes ago, ZAPHOD2319 said:

Tbf Orange man, Hillary, Biden, all bad. Our nominating process is completely broken when these are who we end up with as choices to run the country. 

Same here really.

its all Poli tricks!

The french are giving it the biggun now in all!

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42 minutes ago, Atomiswave said:

Ohh quote me on this soon, we will all witness chaos like never before shortly. Their reset will come right after the chaos.

Its your own fault, by being gullible.

I voted for Gary Johnson when he ran, only 3% of my country agreed with me. Our biggest problem is being engrained in this two party system.

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9 minutes ago, ZAPHOD2319 said:

I voted for Gary Johnson when he ran, only 3% of my country agreed with me. Our biggest problem is being engrained in this two party system.

the US system is first past the post single member district plurality and/or majority wins with no proportional representation

3rd, 4th parties are doomed to failure from the start

the only role they can play is that of spoiler

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22 minutes ago, ZAPHOD2319 said:

I voted for Gary Johnson when he ran, only 3% of my country agreed with me. Our biggest problem is being engrained in this two party system.

He was never gonna win mate....

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1 hour ago, Atomiswave said:

He was never gonna win mate....

I vote for who I think will be the most qualified, not for who I think can win. In this election there was a chance for Johnson to get 5% of the vote which would have qualified the Libertarian party for matching funds in the next Presidential election. That would have forced both parties to look for more centrist candidates. It was as much about the 5% for me.

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11 hours ago, ZAPHOD2319 said:

I vote for who I think will be the most qualified, not for who I think can win. In this election there was a chance for Johnson to get 5% of the vote which would have qualified the Libertarian party for matching funds in the next Presidential election. That would have forced both parties to look for more centrist candidates. It was as much about the 5% for me.

Think Rogan voted the same

I liked when he said he was politically homeless, Sums it all up well!

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17 hours ago, Vesper said:

the US system is first past the post single member district plurality and/or majority wins with no proportional representation

3rd, 4th parties are doomed to failure from the start

the only role they can play is that of spoiler

No they just didnt cheat.

Crowder literally got his staff to drive to locations of voter address's and it was all car parks and derelict homes!

Biden laptop scandel also revving up and looks to be worse than the hilary clinton stuff!

Not that the FBI will do anything to damage a sitting prez but legitimacy of the us election and most of the sideshow is now all coming un done!

Rudy guilliani is now looking like a 'truther'

Voter ID should be sorted out just like vaccine passports

wanna go to resturant? show us your papers...

Wanna vote? yeah crack on...My names osama bin laden...no worries just pop your vote in the ballot box or have someone help you to use the hackable voting machines we use here in freedom land!

Give me strengh lol

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all add up to have this combined cumulative effect on pluralistic, tolerant, science/fact-based modern liberal democracy:

 

 

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A Black couple ‘erased themselves’ from their home to see if the appraised value would go up. It did - by nearly $500,000

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Black-Marin-City-couple-sues-appraiser-for-16672840.php

Houses overlook Tam Junction in Mill Valley, Calif., on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Marin County is the setting for a new fair housing lawsuit that alleges a Black couple’s home was undervalued in the appraisal process because of their race.

Paul Austin thought things were going well when the appraiser came to his Marin City home last January.

The appraiser complimented the views of the San Francisco Bay, and he was sure to point out all the improvements, Austin recalled at an Oct. 13 meeting of a state reparations task force. So he and his wife Tenisha Tate-Austin were shocked when the appraisal valued their home at $995,000 — nearly half-a-million dollars less than another appraisal 10 months earlier.

The couple, who is Black, got a second opinion last February. This time, they asked a white friend named Jan to sit at the kitchen island and pretend to be the homeowner. They also “white-washed” their home by hiding art and family photos. That appraiser said their house was worth $1,482,500.

The $487,500 discrepancy between the two 2020 appraisals pushed the couple to filed a fair housing lawsuit in federal district court this week against appraiser Janette Miller, her appraisal firm Miller and Perotti Real Estate Appraisers, Inc. and national appraisal company AMC Links, LLC. It’s the latest escalation in a series of similar cases of alleged racial bias in the home appraisal process as California property owners move to reap financial gains from record home prices.

“We did our homework,” Austin told the Reparations Task Force in a panel on the racial wealth gap in October. “We believe the white lady wanted to devalue our property because we are in a Black neighborhood, and the home belonged to a Black family.”

Miller’s firm and AMC Links, LLC did not respond to requests for comment.

Researchers at the Brookings Institution have found that owner-occupied homes in majority-Black U.S. neighborhoods are undervalued by an average $48,000 per home, representing some $156 billion in cumulative losses — a dynamic that has prompted calls for policy reform to automate more of the home valuation process and otherwise minimize bias. Some in the appraisal industry, meanwhile, contend that the process is inherently subjective and driven by extreme pressure to increase home values, opening appraisers to unfair personal liability when homeowners disagree with the results.

In the case of Austin and Tate-Austin, the large appraisal discrepancy illustrates how even Bay Area residents able to purchase a home in one of the nation’s most expensive real estate markets can be shut out of some of the massive wealth generated by increasing property values.

The Austin family bought the home in late 2016 for $550,000, according to the lawsuit, and Austin said they spent around $400,000 expanding the footprint, renovating the interior and adding features like an outdoor deck and an in-law unit with bay views. With the higher second appraisal designed to take race out of the equation, the home is now worth nearly triple what they paid five years ago.

“There are definitely things about this complaint that are uniquely strong,” said the couple’s attorney, Julia Howard-Gibbon of Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California. “They erased themselves from the home, essentially.”

Though similar cases with extreme differences in appraisal values have also surfaced in Oakland, Stockton and other California cities with a large Black population, the new lawsuit revolves around the North Bay’s unique racial dynamics.

Austin knows firsthand that Marin City, an unincorporated area wedged between affluent Sausalito and Mill Valley, grew out of the pre-World War II migration of tens of thousands of Black workers seeking employment around the Sausalito shipyard. His own grandparents lived and worked there. Though they saved money to move to other areas of Marin County, Austin said in his October testimony that they were unable to buy property elsewhere because of exclusionary practices like discriminatory bank lending and racial covenants.

The fact that his family encountered what seemed like a new version of the same old problem more than a half-century later, he said at the October meeting, made him feel ill.

“My stomach hurt, my head hurt, just because of what we went through,” Austin said. “I don’t wish that on anybody.”

Attorneys for the couple argue in the new lawsuit that “Marin City has a long history of undervaluation based on stereotypes, redlining, discriminatory appraisal standards, and actual or perceived racial demographics.” By focusing the first appraisal only on the small number of homes sold in the immediate Marin City area, Howard-Gibbon said the appraiser “built an invisible barrier” around the home by comparing it only to other sale prices in a long-marginalized area — a result she called “recycled discrimination.”

The plaintiffs are seeking a jury trial, financial damages and a court order directing the appraisers to take action to ensure the issues in the complaint are not repeated.

Austin said at the October meeting that he is also focused on ongoing issues like recent desegregation orders issued for Marin County schools. He still can’t help but notice that neighbors’ homes on smaller lots have already crept up to values around $1.6 or $1.7 million.

“Yes, I do want to see a change,” Austin said. “I don’t want to see my children have to deal with this.”

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Last week, $5,000 was dropped on the ice of a local hockey rink. It was intermission and the crowd wanted to be entertained.

School teachers duked it out for the one-dollar bills to pay for classroom supplies.

One teacher came away with $592 for supplies and school programs in the so-called “dash for cash”. Another pocketed $380. The cash was donated by CU Mortgage Direct, a home lender.

News of the stunt went viral and many online commentators were rightfully horrified. Why were public school teachers battling each other at a hockey game for much-needed funding for pencils, paper and whiteboards.

Studies have shown a direct correlation with the rise of social media. politcal polarisation with no debate, populist leaders and a general 'dumbing down' agenda. Basically authoritarian control is on the rise....we can stop it 🤨

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