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1876  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hardcore or metal music on: March 29, 2013, 04:15:35 pm
The worst thing about metal is, you can't even dance or mosh to most of it. What the hell do people do at symphonic black metal or power metal shows? Even most death metal isn't particularly moshy, no breakdowns or anything.

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1877  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Crime in your area? on: March 29, 2013, 04:14:47 pm
Oh, I know Silverlake is totally gentrified. I was just wondering whether the area south/south east of Hollywood, sort of between it and Koreatown was gentrifying yet.

Also Napoleon, you should look into Pasadena. It gets a little warmer in the summer (average high in the upper 80's with no humidity), and it also gets smoggier than the basin (but so does the valley). Downtown Pasadena is a exciting place to be though, and will be cheaper than other gentrified places in LA. Also, the apartments are newer and nicer there.

Koreatown is to the SW, and in general no. I have not seen much change east of Western, and south of Beverly Blvd, say along Vermont, if that is what you have in mind. Echo Park however seems to be undergoing some gentrification. And East Hollywood definitely is - in fact all of the flats of Hollywood are. And the area around the Staples center in south downtown is a whole new chic world. Another area gentrifying is the Adams district.

Pasadena is getting rapidly more expensive. A friend of mine owns 16 units there, and rents are skyrocketing.

Actually Koreatown is southeast of Hollywood, at least the Kodak theater area. I don't know what area you are thinking of.

I was thinking of areas a little more northwest of there when I was wondering if there was gentrification. Like say Santa Monica or Melorose and Western.

Also, another place I did not mention is Eagle rock, along Colorado Boulevard. At least there are a lot of hipsters around there.

I thought yuppies were the real drivers of gentrification, not hipsters. Tongue


Yeah, and I don't know if people would consider Eagle rock to be gentrifying. There aren't a lot of new condos going up there but it's still a very lively place.

What about Northeast Los Angeles? Home of Occidental College...Tongue
1878  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Crime in your area? on: March 29, 2013, 02:42:10 pm
Oh, I know Silverlake is totally gentrified. I was just wondering whether the area south/south east of Hollywood, sort of between it and Koreatown was gentrifying yet.

Also Napoleon, you should look into Pasadena. It gets a little warmer in the summer (average high in the upper 80's with no humidity), and it also gets smoggier than the basin (but so does the valley). Downtown Pasadena is a exciting place to be though, and will be cheaper than other gentrified places in LA. Also, the apartments are newer and nicer there.

Koreatown is to the SW, and in general no. I have not seen much change east of Western, and south of Beverly Blvd, say along Vermont, if that is what you have in mind. Echo Park however seems to be undergoing some gentrification. And East Hollywood definitely is - in fact all of the flats of Hollywood are. And the area around the Staples center in south downtown is a whole new chic world. Another area gentrifying is the Adams district.

Pasadena is getting rapidly more expensive. A friend of mine owns 16 units there, and rents are skyrocketing.

Actually Koreatown is southeast of Hollywood, at least the Kodak theater area. I don't know what area you are thinking of.

I was thinking of areas a little more northwest of there when I was wondering if there was gentrification. Like say Santa Monica or Melorose and Western.

Also, another place I did not mention is Eagle rock, along Colorado Boulevard. At least there are a lot of hipsters around there.

I thought yuppies were the real drivers of gentrification, not hipsters. Tongue
1879  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is the English language being "dumbed down", and if so, why? on: March 29, 2013, 02:06:29 pm
Think you'll find that people have been complaining about this for rather a long time.

True.
1880  General Politics / Political Debate / Is the English language being "dumbed down", and if so, why? on: March 29, 2013, 01:56:20 pm
"Dumbed down" meaning, in this case, more informal, casual, and less strict or not held to a high standard.

Is this mostly an American phenomenon, or is it also happening in other English-speaking countries? What are your thoughts, theories, or observations as to why this is happening (if you agree that it is indeed happening)?

1881  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why does Gay Marriage get so much attention (relatively) on: March 29, 2013, 01:30:47 pm
Lets face it, wether or not two dudes can get married is hardly a major issue for our country, especially when you can consider the following:

-Undeclared wars continue
-Massive debt
-Economic uncertainty
-Federal Reserve/devaluation of dollar
-Civil Liberties (development of surveillance state, US killing its own citizens without a trial, etc)
-Broken 2 party system

These are all issues that really only Libertarians care about, and last I checked they only account for 1% of the voting population.  Gay people comprise between three and ten times as many people as that.
"economic uncertainty" and "massive debt" are things only libertarians care about?
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I can't speak for Joe Republic, but in my experience,  "economic uncertainty" and "massive debt" are code phrases for "this is why we need to slash public/social programs."
1882  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 21 graphs that show America’s health-care prices are ludicrous on: March 29, 2013, 01:28:25 pm
Where is all that money going?
1883  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Crime in your area? on: March 29, 2013, 12:27:21 pm
Pasadena is getting rapidly more expensive. A friend of mine owns 16 units there, and rents are skyrocketing.

What about Glendale? My step-grandmother (maternal grandfathers second wife Tongue) was born there. IIRC, there's a huge Armenian-American community there.

It's less chic.  I don't know the market there very well. The north end (and Chevy Chase Canyon) has always been fashionable, and back in the day very WASP. Yes, it is heavily Armenian now for some reason. I have no idea why they gravitated there. There is another pocket just south of the Los Feliz district, and there is a city sign actually labeling it "Little Armenia."

Ah, that's interesting. So more of a suburban, "family-oriented" vibe? I find it so interesting that even two cities that are right next to each other in the sprawling megalopolis of Los Angeles can be so different. Smiley
1884  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Crime in your area? on: March 29, 2013, 12:10:47 pm
Pasadena is getting rapidly more expensive. A friend of mine owns 16 units there, and rents are skyrocketing.

What about Glendale? My step-grandmother (maternal grandfathers second wife Tongue) was born there. IIRC, there's a huge Armenian-American community there.
1885  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: What about Pat Roberts? on: March 29, 2013, 11:53:35 am
It's sad to see the Kansas GOP get taken over by the Southern wannabes, especially considering that this state has been a reliable GOP fortress for so long (just like East Tennessee and rural Michigan).

White evangelical =/= Southern.
1886  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Is median household income a poor measure of actual affluence? on: March 29, 2013, 11:50:42 am
Looking at an area's household income distribution might be helpful too, no?
1887  General Politics / International General Discussion / Hefty pay for bankers on: March 29, 2013, 12:13:00 am
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Despite a 30% increase in his own annual salary, global chief executive of Credit Suisse, Brady Dougan, has admitted that banker’s pays have grown far out of proportion with shareholder returns.

After Credit Suisse recognised a fall in net profit in 2012, Dougan’s pay packet jumped from 5.8 million Swedish francs ($5.8million) to SFr7.8 ($7.8 million). Upon his visit to Sydney however, Dougan defended his own pay rise, stating that the bank’s reported profits were heavily affected due to fair value accounting adjustments on the bank’s debt. He then claimed that looking beyond those adjustments, “operating earnings actually doubled” – giving him reason to believe that the levels of compensation for executive staff were in fact quite reasonable.

With current global financial unrest based on conditions in Europe, banker’s remuneration remains a heavy topic for debate.

Whilst global concern regarding Cyprus continues, employment and consumer spending levels in other nations such as Greece or Spain still remain at record lows. It remains difficult to justify how the banks can afford to increase their executives’ salaries by so much in these conditions.

http://finance.ninemsn.com.au/newsbusiness/motley/8633791/hefty-pay-for-bankers
1888  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Crime in your area? on: March 28, 2013, 06:25:00 pm
My car got broken into last week. Second time in 12 months.

Damn, sorry to hear that. Sad
1889  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) warns of French,Chinese, etc. illegally crossing via Mexico on: March 28, 2013, 05:28:48 pm
How has no one primaried this clown yet?

Clowns are the only ones allowed on the ballot.

And the GOP primary electorate in Texas is cheering them on.
1890  Forum Community / Forum Community / Crime in your area? on: March 28, 2013, 03:09:44 pm
Is it high/moderate/low?

There have been an increasing number of burglaries in my neighborhood as of late, but it's one of the "safer" areas, all in all. Tongue
1891  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) warns of French,Chinese, etc. illegally crossing via Mexico on: March 28, 2013, 11:51:30 am
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During an appearance on a local radio station Thursday morning, Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) claimed that people from all over the world are now entering the country illegally through Texas and insisted that any Congressional effort to reform the immigration system must invest in border security.

“You gotta stop the flow of people coming across and my friends and your friends Edd who have places in South Texas tell me, as a matter a fact a guy told me last night, he said we’ve got people coming across our place speaking Chinese, French and basically all of the languages in the world, coming through and across our southern border,” Cornyn said during an interview on KSEV.

While lawmakers agree that border security should be part of any comprehensive immigration reform package, the U.S. border is more secure than ever before. Border crossings are at 40-year low — falling to their lowest level since the Nixon administration — and net undocumented migration is at or below zero. Border agents patrol every single mile of the border every day and the vast majority of the border already meets one of Homeland Security’s highest standards of security.

http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/03/28/1787161/top-republican-warns-of-french-people-illegally-crossing-the-mexican-border-in-south-texas/

"Don't confuse my hilariously xenophobic rants with facts!"
1892  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season VI - "A New Day Dawning" on: March 28, 2013, 11:10:50 am
1893  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which European country's politics is the previous poster best suited for? on: March 28, 2013, 11:06:17 am
Maybe Austria? Tongue
1894  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: POLITICO: No Judd on: March 28, 2013, 11:02:11 am
Why are Democrats relieved by this announcement?


Imagine if Steve King said he wasn't running for Senate tomorrow, while Tom Latham was looking into a run.


If I were Grimes, first thing I'd do is blast a so-called fiscal conservative for wasting millions of dollars on ads against an actress who isn't even running.

There is no Democratic equivalent to Steve King.
1895  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why do Republicans pretend ministers will be forced to perform gay marriages? on: March 27, 2013, 11:32:52 pm
Much more than 58% ofr the public want to tax rich people more, raise the minimum wage, and institute stronger gun safety laws. And the GOP has no trouble saying no. I see no reason why they will change now on that basis alone. However, they've never really cared it and now it is no longer a useful tool.

Read Torie's post closer again. Those Republicans with "disproportionate influence" are more receptive to gay marriage than taxing rich people, raising the minimum wage, or instituting stronger gun safety laws. Tongue
1896  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Supreme Court takes another Affirmative Action case on: March 27, 2013, 11:27:33 pm
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday added a new affirmative action case to its docket. It is already considering a major challenge to the University of Texas’ race-conscious admissions program.

The new case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, No. 12-682, concerns a voter initiative in Michigan that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities. In November, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati, ruled that the initiative, which amended the State Constitution, violated the federal Constitution’s equal protection clause.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/us/justices-take-new-case-on-affirmative-action.html?_r=0
1897  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Thanks to Alcon and Franzl. on: March 27, 2013, 11:12:46 pm
Appreciate the post, Miles. Smiley
1898  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why do Republicans pretend ministers will be forced to perform gay marriages? on: March 27, 2013, 11:09:17 pm
Torie, are Americans really willing to punish politicians that don't support gay marriage, and gay rights in general? While the number of Americans who support gay marriage is growing, I just don't see nearly as many Americans who consider support for gay marriage a litmus test for politicians (the way, say, opposition to tax increases is for much of the Republican Party. Tongue ) Now, it may be a litmus test for the Democratic Party primaries very soon, but of course, the Democratic Party primary electorate =/= the nation as a whole.
1899  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: if the SCOTUS holds gay marriage to be a constitutional right on: March 27, 2013, 09:20:54 pm
Issues for black people in America obviously ended in November 2008 (and again in November 2012...)
1900  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rank how ideologically similar the preceding poster is to you on: March 27, 2013, 09:15:46 pm
I'd guess 7.
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