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Forum: Political News and Discussion Yesterday, 10:29 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,199
Posted By txprep
I do think it is funny that several of you refute...

I do think it is funny that several of you refute the study by saying

1) my anecdotes dont match that
2) imagine how many HR departments are actively trying to hire minorities
3) The study would...
Forum: Political News and Discussion Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,199
Posted By txprep
Im only responding since you asked me a direct...

Im only responding since you asked me a direct question:

yes affirmative action is racist.

There are no doubt some HR departments doing just as you describe, trying really hard to hire...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By txprep
the austin property is actually not in austin. It...

the austin property is actually not in austin. It is in a more rural area just outside of austin.

Austin is probably more attractive to elites than tulsa, but this is a factory and will have...
Forum: Financial Forum Yesterday, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By txprep
minimum emergency fund is 6 months cash. If you...

minimum emergency fund is 6 months cash. If you can get it up to 2 years that is ideal. If you have that, I would put it in an S&P 500 index fund, though I might wait until we bottom out.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,393
Posted By txprep
it is less that 13%, it is almost all black men,...

it is less that 13%, it is almost all black men, so something like 6% of the population committing the murders.
Forum: Political News and Discussion Yesterday, 01:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,199
Posted By txprep
If you were genuinely interested in learning...

If you were genuinely interested in learning about actual systemic racism, you would read the actual study. You would find they submitted identical resumes but used minority sounding names. The...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-04-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,445
Posted By txprep
this is simply completely untrue. It might be...

this is simply completely untrue. It might be true in your municipality, but isnt true in texas as a whole.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-04-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,445
Posted By txprep
sorry this is false, they donated to trump.

sorry this is false, they donated to trump.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-04-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By txprep
I love to see my more moderate lib friends' heads...

I love to see my more moderate lib friends' heads spin at what they are signing up to. The problem is the republican party has backed itself into a corner and cant add them. Over time the republican...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-04-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By txprep
what is hilarious is that my hood is around 70%...

what is hilarious is that my hood is around 70% liberal, but anytime real liberal policies get proposed that impact them they go ballistic. Most recently:

A mixed used development was proposed to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-04-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,330
Posted By txprep
it never is 100%, but you can see it in other...

it never is 100%, but you can see it in other countries. The best and the brightest move away to take advantage of opportunities in less restrictive places. It used to be they came here, but many...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-04-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,322
Views: 144,813
Posted By txprep
I agree there arent really any "aggressive...

I agree there arent really any "aggressive treatments". One thing that seems to work is plasma from people that have had it.
Forum: Coronavirus 07-04-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,322
Views: 144,813
Posted By txprep
Just because people are willing to take the risk...

Just because people are willing to take the risk doesnt make them "morons". If they arent in a high risk population their chance of dying once they have symptoms is on the order of .3%. It is...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-03-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,199
Posted By txprep
https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/minorities-who-whiten-j...

https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/minorities-who-whiten-job-resumes-get-more-interviews





https://hbr.org/2016/12/why-arent-there-more-asian-americans-in-leadership-positions
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 07-02-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By txprep
I might be a sociopath, but I would have been...

I might be a sociopath, but I would have been fine with letting 1.5 million die and just getting it over with.

That being said, a lot of people are not ok with that. That doesnt make them bad...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-02-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By txprep
You misunderstand how the masks are helping. If...

You misunderstand how the masks are helping. If everyone wears a mask and masks stop surgeons from infecting a patient, then they stop everyone who wears a mask from infecting others (if they are...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,776
Posted By txprep
Ill add that I think that eliminating SFH zoning...

Ill add that I think that eliminating SFH zoning is a good thing. As a property owner I want less regulation on property I own.

The market will drive density in areas where there is demand for it....
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,776
Posted By txprep
single family zoning *is* exclusionary zoning. ...

single family zoning *is* exclusionary zoning.

This is what biden wants to do:


This is exclusionary zoning:


This means mixed use developments with commercial mixed in with housing:
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,776
Posted By txprep
Eliminate SFH zoning to drive density is coded as...

Eliminate SFH zoning to drive density is coded as eliminated exclusionary zoning. Biden refers to "HOME Act of 2019" if you read it (link below) you can find the explicit lines to eliminate SFH...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-02-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,233
Posted By txprep
For those of you who hate govt regulation, china...

For those of you who hate govt regulation, china is what business looks like without regulation. It is the wild west with people doing whatever they can get away with. How many corners can you cut to...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-02-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By txprep
Are you being purposefully obtuse? Yes your mask...

Are you being purposefully obtuse? Yes your mask doesnt protect you. but your mask protects others around you. If everyone wears a mask then everyone is protected. Seriously is that so hard to...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 07-01-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By txprep
we are at 40K/day. Im not sure why you think...

we are at 40K/day. Im not sure why you think 100K/day is so outlandish?
Forum: Coronavirus 06-30-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,433
Posted By txprep
The virus doesnt seem to spread much by touch. It...

The virus doesnt seem to spread much by touch. It is mainly via inhaled droplets. The masks work as shown epidemiologically. Effectiveness is not binary. The more people that wear them, the slower...
Forum: Coronavirus 06-30-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,433
Posted By txprep
Local govt can definitely mandate businesses...

Local govt can definitely mandate businesses require masks. the same way that there are health rules like hairnets and other hygiene requirements.
Forum: Coronavirus 06-30-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,433
Posted By txprep
In my area the city is requiring businesses to...

In my area the city is requiring businesses to require masks. I think this is appropriate in that the city can regulate businesses. Im not in favor of cities mandating masks for individuals.

When...
Forum: Coronavirus 06-30-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,433
Posted By txprep
it is not about control. Masks are the easiest...

it is not about control. Masks are the easiest thing to do to stop the virus from spreading. They arent really necessary outdoors, but indoors they really do help.

People with your attitude...
Forum: Coronavirus 06-30-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,433
Posted By txprep
Dont know what to tell you, the masks work. Im...

Dont know what to tell you, the masks work. Im not sure why you are so resistant to it. They dont have to perfectly stop the virus to be valuable.

Epidemiologically high mask usage reduces the R0...
Forum: Coronavirus 06-30-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,433
Posted By txprep
Your life must be sad if you get happiness from...

Your life must be sad if you get happiness from this.
Forum: Coronavirus 06-30-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,433
Posted By txprep
LOL this. All my masks have the valves :)

LOL this. All my masks have the valves :)
Forum: Political News and Discussion 06-30-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 941
Posted By txprep
this is a losing strategy. This party exists and...

this is a losing strategy. This party exists and would be called the nazi party...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 06-30-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,718
Posted By txprep
New York city is named after the duke of york,...

New York city is named after the duke of york, who ran the largest slaving operation in the world. Look forward to new york city, the new york times, and NYU changing their names.

George...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-29-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,160
Posted By txprep
yes I agree that it is important to monitor govt...

yes I agree that it is important to monitor govt spending/GDP. It spiked in 2009 but has been dropping.
Forum: Financial Forum 06-29-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By txprep
there arent enough data points to generate any...

there arent enough data points to generate any kinds of statistical conclusions. From a pure logic point of view I agree the president has very little control over the economy.

I do think biden...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-28-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,160
Posted By txprep
not necessarily. The theory is as long as GDP...

not necessarily. The theory is as long as GDP continues to increase to match the debt, then all that money is still balanced for the purchase of goods.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 06-26-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,631
Posted By txprep
predictit.org has biden winning 61 cents to 40...

predictit.org has biden winning 61 cents to 40 cents for trump.

If you *know* trump is going to win, you can make a killing.
Forum: Coronavirus 06-25-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,322
Views: 144,813
Posted By txprep
Being prepared means it doesnt matter which way...

Being prepared means it doesnt matter which way it goes you are ready. The virus will kill a max of 1.5 million in the US. I dont plan to be one of them. You have no control over what anyone else...
Forum: Coronavirus 06-25-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,322
Views: 144,813
Posted By txprep
The US is a big country. Virginia has a lot of...

The US is a big country. Virginia has a lot of liberal spillover from DC. If you moved to the middle of the country or the south you would find plenty of rural places that are more to your liking.
Forum: Financial Forum 06-23-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By txprep
please make sure you have at least a 6 month...

please make sure you have at least a 6 month emergency fund, and retirement savings in something that grows in value before buying silver.
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By txprep
absolutely not.

absolutely not.
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By txprep
i ended up buying a squat cage so just workout at...

i ended up buying a squat cage so just workout at home now

The thing I miss is fighting. Dont know when I can go back. But it isnt possible to wear a mask while fighting.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 06-22-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By txprep
yup, Ive been waiting for this They have...

yup, Ive been waiting for this

They have this faux moral outrage that will backlash into them. I love it.

This was similar to when al franken had to resign. What he did was not a big deal, but...
Forum: Coronavirus 06-21-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By txprep
does that count his amputated leg?

does that count his amputated leg?
Forum: Coronavirus 06-21-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19,344
Views: 1,655,871
Posted By txprep
This study was only looking at the optimal...

This study was only looking at the optimal temperature that reliably kills the virus but doesnt degrade RNA. They want the highest temp possible, so they are looking for the boundary temp. This study...
Forum: Coronavirus 06-21-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19,344
Views: 1,655,871
Posted By txprep
pool water is essentially dilute bleach and kills...

pool water is essentially dilute bleach and kills the virus quickly. Outdoors the virus doesnt have a chance to accumulate and disperses pretty quickly.

Crowded pools where people are right next...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,839
Posted By txprep
You are very close. And due to being here first...

You are very close. And due to being here first (and laws that kept blacks down) whites are on average richer.

1) legacy admissions to top schools are overwhelmingly white
2) people follow in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,839
Posted By txprep
I encourage you to read my post again. Your...

I encourage you to read my post again.

Your anecdotes dont negate that white privilege exists.

White privilege doesnt mean there are no successful black people. White privilege doesnt mean that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,169
Posted By txprep
that is not what systemic racism means. But lets...

that is not what systemic racism means. But lets take zoning

But zoning is an example. Many areas are zoned to single family home with large setbacks and minimum lot sizes. This increases the...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 06-20-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,661
Posted By txprep
apparently many of the reservations were done by...

apparently many of the reservations were done by libs to reduce the attendance.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 06-20-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By txprep
it is about my freedom. Im choosing to stay at...

it is about my freedom. Im choosing to stay at home and wear a mask for the limited times when I have to go into a store. I dont want or need the government to make me do it.

Others believe they...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 06-20-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 933
Posted By txprep
a business can do whatever they want. It is fake...

a business can do whatever they want. It is fake maple syrup anyway so Im not eating it regardless.
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