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    There is more incentive to hold and rent (as your...

    There is more incentive to hold and rent (as your cost basis will be lower than a new entrant, giving you a pricing advantage on rents) or not move to a different place in the area.
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    Prop 13 means for equal properties, your taxes...

    Prop 13 means for equal properties, your taxes are lower for staying, so it creates an additional financial barrier to moving as you will pay more for the same somewhere else. If you're in a place...
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    So if it's accurate to market, what grounds do...

    So if it's accurate to market, what grounds do you have for challenging? Isn't that what assessments are?

    Also, if there's a bunch of reassessment, tax rate SHOULD change to be less $ per...
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    Eh, I don't think they'll actively dump as a big...

    Eh, I don't think they'll actively dump as a big problem right now is that capital has nowhere to go. VC is overpumped, Real Estate is overpumped, etc. etc. because there's been effectively zero...
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    Yeah, if he has the logistics worked out and is...

    Yeah, if he has the logistics worked out and is accustomed to boat stuff - great. If he's a landlubber who thinks "living on a boat would be cool!!1" - maybe not. Knowing people that live on boats...
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    Got first pfizer shot saturday, then spent the...

    Got first pfizer shot saturday, then spent the day doing yard work/garage clean out with the wife. Hell of a lot more sore from that than the shot.
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    got a good ride in today - Trails are in good...

    got a good ride in today -
    Trails are in good shape, though a still squishy spots in very low-lying areas or areas that see a lot of drainage.
    My body - not so much.
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    Running oneup composites on the new bike -...

    Running oneup composites on the new bike - they're nice (also bit my calf today). Have a set of azonic wickeds on my singlespeed that also seem to do well. Lots of nice pedals out there these days.
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    Well, given that gates foundation is most good...

    Well, given that gates foundation is most good for lowest buck, it might be just "hold, farm and ensure good land stewardship" as a hedge against dustbowling.

    Reminds me a little of this stuff...
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    Sure, but there was already a housing crunch in...

    Sure, but there was already a housing crunch in all those places, so it's dropping to "high but not absurd" from "absurd" levels. You can still fill apartments, but it's for market and may take a few...
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    Let me know when Brazilians are being terrorized...

    Let me know when Brazilians are being terrorized for walking down the street by xenophobic assholes.
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    Honestly, since most telework-friendly jobs are...

    Honestly, since most telework-friendly jobs are in tech or biz stuff, an often large issue is data transfer with the collapse of privacy shield, so double check. Some asian countries especially have...
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    Honestly, it's a win-win for most people, as the...

    Honestly, it's a win-win for most people, as the cost of living differences usually smoke any pay differential you're getting, especially when commute time and housing quality are factored in....
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    It's memey, but actually true. What industry...

    It's memey, but actually true. What industry ISN'T seeing major gains with meaningful tech (not the stupid shit)
    Construction - laser levels, 3d printing, sensor meshes on air quality etc., new...
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    Do you realize how kids socialize these days?...

    Do you realize how kids socialize these days? Minecraft, Fortnite, etc. are much more reliable. Everpresent connection is the norm. In person is great, but plenty of substitutes. As for confidence?...
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    Ditto here. Any global or larger company you're...

    Ditto here. Any global or larger company you're going to be zooming/teamsing most of the time regardless, and WFH becomes regular because meetings with APAC are always inconvenient (or EMEA if you're...
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    Anyone else find it odd that ARKX has netflix in...

    Anyone else find it odd that ARKX has netflix in it? Not to mention another ark etf?
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    To some extent, but a lot of it was just some...

    To some extent, but a lot of it was just some timber culling as they tried to eliminate a bunch of diseased wood. Ended up chewing through some of the more interesting singletrack one-shots.
    Also -...
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    Kingman is accessible from my backyard, so that's...

    Kingman is accessible from my backyard, so that's usually my go to when I can steal a few minutes. Been spending more time helping my 4 year old with the strider lately so she can use her new purple...
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    Also, if valuations explode and the tax rate...

    Also, if valuations explode and the tax rate doesn't reduce to equalize, vote your local folks out. I know the tax rate/thousand in my town is double that of more affluent areas.
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    Again, they won the lottery and there's plenty of...

    Again, they won the lottery and there's plenty of reverse mortgage etc. Products to assist. You don't get to have your cake and eat it too. I'm sure the municipality would be happy to exchange...
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    Yes, because who cares what your plan is. You CAN...

    Yes, because who cares what your plan is. You CAN sell, therefore it's an asset you OWN. If you paid someone else to hold principle and transfer the dividends, it would be a different story. Good...
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    I need to get out of my swamp more often.

    I need to get out of my swamp more often.
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    In short - yes. In longer terms - the state is...

    In short - yes. In longer terms - the state is filling the gap because at this point property tax increases can't be more than a % or two so it's now an inflexible instrument.
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    There are ways to protect elderly and lower...

    There are ways to protect elderly and lower income without the massive issues that prop 13 introduced of eternally undertaxed properties because of family carryover stuff. You can choose to protect...
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    You are not entitled to live forever in one spot...

    You are not entitled to live forever in one spot on your terms. It's pulling the ladder up after you on a grand scale. Also, given that the properties you've mentioned are north of a mill, you're...
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    That's a lot of yelling with no purpose. A lot...

    That's a lot of yelling with no purpose. A lot comes down to: who manages/stewards facilities and infrastructure? Cities naturally cost more/acre but less/person as you have to invest in mass sewer...
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    where the hell is it dry? I know my local spots...

    where the hell is it dry? I know my local spots are squishy and not in good riding shape.
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    I generally rocked the helsinki's at my desk job...

    I generally rocked the helsinki's at my desk job (tech, so fashion doesn't matter much). They have been the most durable and comfortable of dress shoes I've had, completely smoking Cole Haan,...
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    Ecco's are great, but they're definitely on the...

    Ecco's are great, but they're definitely on the casual side of dress shoes.
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    Also depends what your persona and rest of outfit...

    Also depends what your persona and rest of outfit is - are you a grey suit guy? slacks and sport coat (no tie)?
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    Yeah, I put Maxxis on my son's 20" cleary, work...

    Yeah, I put Maxxis on my son's 20" cleary, work great.
  33. Yep. I'd really love it if my kids like the same...

    Yep. I'd really love it if my kids like the same hobbies I like, but if not, no biggie (just please not baseball, so boring). That was a lesson I recall from md9 talking about GT40 - he was a moto...
  34. Drinking on any regular basis makes me a dick...

    Drinking on any regular basis makes me a dick (well, an even bigger one). I'm at a few a week because I enjoy the taste, but definitely have given up drinking in any major quantity - also because...
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    150k is a mid-level manager or senior technical...

    150k is a mid-level manager or senior technical person (not architect or top level) in Financial Services land. Not paying government people well is why so many people who are crappy at it end up...
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    Most things aren't as loose as bitcoin. We'll end...

    Most things aren't as loose as bitcoin. We'll end up with like a "trusted standard" system that has specific major actors as verifiers to prevent states co-opting the ledger for their own purposes....
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    About 20 million people added 2010->2020. Cite:...

    About 20 million people added 2010->2020.
    Cite:...
  38. Anxiety doesn't go away, you just get used to it....

    Anxiety doesn't go away, you just get used to it. Mine are 4 and 6, and coupled with a herniated disc in the middle of it, I haven't gotten out like I used to - but it's ok. I am the LEAST important...
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    Same. I'm on an Elite Direto.

    Same. I'm on an Elite Direto.
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    When I can sneak away I'll do them, but the...

    When I can sneak away I'll do them, but the earlier timing is smack in the middle of kid time. 8 pm EST+ I'm available most days.
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    It states it's an electric motorcycle, so call em...

    It states it's an electric motorcycle, so call em in.
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    Why would they? Modern CI/CD platforms and tech...

    Why would they? Modern CI/CD platforms and tech is better in every way except maybe general memory overhead? But oh no, I pay AWS 20 extra bucks a month per billion transactions. Oh darn.

    Also...
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    Yeah, my local spot is definitely not ready. Did...

    Yeah, my local spot is definitely not ready. Did a quick half hour spin with a bunch of walking around the soft spots.
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    Sticky: Ah yes, closing the barn doors months after the...

    Ah yes, closing the barn doors months after the horses leave. Great strategy. Either do the job of modding or don't. There's a shit-ton of baiting that occurs in a LOT of threads, and it will become...
  45. And yet the first thing you are concerned for are...

    And yet the first thing you are concerned for are the guns. It sounds like a mental health problem to care more for inanimate objects and ones ability to own them than other people.
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    Some did, some didn't. To ignore the wholesale...

    Some did, some didn't. To ignore the wholesale lack of wage growth while healthcare and college have gone nuts is really missing the point.
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    Using unemployment rate as the only statistic on...

    Using unemployment rate as the only statistic on jobs. Ok boomer. What shit work.
    No relative examination of wages or anything, nor consideration of average aid to colleges. This is drunk intern...
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    More people lived in Portland Maine in 1920...

    More people lived in Portland Maine in 1920 (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland,_Maine ) than live there today. Agreed on fed flood insurance being dumb, but saying that climate change...
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    We get our skanks from the North Shore and...

    We get our skanks from the North Shore and Quebec, thank you. If you want the expert report - here you go https://www.nhcaw.org/project/c-rise/
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    I lived in CA for a few years. The "most people...

    I lived in CA for a few years. The "most people can't be bothered" is problematic when it's something that becomes law and has to be dealt with - given that you can pay to get enough signatures to...
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