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Comment: Re:Without reading TFA, but living in the area... (Score 1) 322

by TheDarkMaster (#46771219) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained
False. "supply and demand" only works in economic theory. In our harsh reality you have monopolies, combination of prices between vendors, even plain extortion. The average buyer becomes obligated to purchase for $10000 regardless of whether he can spend this or not, even though the market has only one buyer in a thousand able to pay $10000.

One example? On my country (Brazil), You can get government-subsidized loans with the bank to afford homes costing up to, say, $30000. Most homes here do not cost all that to be built, the majority could be sold at a good profit for let's say $10000. But what happens? Because people can apply for loans of up to 30000, then out of nowhere all the houses now cost at least that (but they actually cost much less than that). The result is that most homes are unoccupied, for those who can not afford them or who do not accept pay them.

(And do not take this as a personal offense... But for me the north-american mentality of "maximum profit at any cost" is a cancer that will wipe out humanity soon or later.)

Comment: Re:Without reading TFA, but living in the area... (Score 1) 322

by TheDarkMaster (#46770679) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained
You humans do have serious problems with extremes. The point is: I are the builder. I spent $1000 to make the house. If I sold for $2000, I will have a generous 100% profit. But, why I need to sell for $10000 just because someone can afford this? And worst of all my friend, maybe the buyer can pay $10000, but why he would do that when he knows that my house would cost at most $2000? Or I as builder end up getting nothing at all, or I end up starting another housing bubble, and you already know what happens when it bursts.

In summary: Having some profit is acceptable. Horever, to want 900% profit as in the example is simply stupid, blind greed.

Comment: Re:WTF?? (Score 1) 646

15-year olds sociopaths. Bullies needs do be jailed for life, because they are simply unable to live in society. and if that is not enough, then they should be killed. And if that does not happen now, it will happen sooner or later when they become adults. Therefore it is better to kill then before they cause innocent victims.

Comment: Re:Without reading TFA, but living in the area... (Score 1) 322

by TheDarkMaster (#46765905) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained
...everybody knows these guys have money so they charge accordingly

This is the fundamental root of the whole problem. If the builder has spent $ 1000 to build a house and there is someone who can afford to pay 10000, the builder does not want to receive, say, 2000 by the house (which would be already a 100% profit!). No, he wants to receive the 10000 merely because someone can pay. Pure and simple greed in action.

Comment: Re:The bay area used to have affordable housing (Score 4, Insightful) 322

by TheDarkMaster (#46765863) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained
He may be wrong on some points, but he did not say at any time that blacks can not change. And I do not need statistics to conclude that he is right in what he said, I just need to go outside. Here is obvious the culture of violence, young blacks boast about of being gang members, their language is 80% violence and profanity. Poor young whites do the same thing, but is most common to I see blacks doing it. Racism? No, unfortunately this is what I see happening on the streets here, I like it or not.

(And as he said, people can change to better. But they have to want to do this and it is not what is happening with the majority.)

Comment: Re:Themes... (Score 1) 450

by TheDarkMaster (#46729761) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?
Oh my... Think a bit about this... You can not say, arrogantly, "just open the menu" if the distro of choice of the user do not have a menu. If the user chose a distro that has, great, will work! But... what if he chose one that does not have, like Ubuntu/Unity? In short: You can not blindly assume when giving support to a user

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