How Governments Outlaw Affordable Housing 

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Source: The Mises Institute, by Ryan McMaken

It’s no secret that in coastal cities — plus some interior cities like Denver — rents and home prices are up significantly since 2009. In many areas, prices are above what they were at the peak of the last housing bubble. Year-over-year rent growth hits more than 10 percent in some places, while wages, needless to say, are hardly growing so fast.

Lower-income workers and younger workers are the ones hit the hardest. As a result of high housing costs, many so-called millennials are electing to simply live with their parents, and one Los Angeles study concluded that 42 percent of so-called millennials are living with their parents. Numbers were similar among metros in the northeast United States, as well.

Why Housing Costs Are So High

It’s impossible to say that any one reason is responsible for most or all of the relentless…

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DARK WEB PAEDO SITE revealed to have 10,000 Brit members including NHS worker and school governor

WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?

​8th May 2017

A SECRET online paedophile network which allowed sickos to discuss child abuse and post vile images had 10,000 Britons signed up, it has emerged.

An NHS employee, a former school governor and a sex offender who worked at a children’s hospital were among 80,000 users registered with the site.

The “dark web” site, which the Sun has decided not to name, enabled guests to discuss their perverted interests and comment on posts without fear of getting caught.

An investigation by the Times newspaper found that users used special software, which directs internet traffic through a volunteer network, to mask their identities.

However, the paper studied the network’s server, Freedom Hosting II, after usernames, email addresses and passwords were hacked by anonymous vigilantes and placed on the open web.

Information on 50 Brits using the sick site, whose details match Facebook profiles, are due to be passed to…

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CINCINNATI: A 10-year-old boy is in critical, but stable condition after being shot twice while playing in the front yard of a home on Forest Avenue Avondale in drive by #shooting and #police appeal for any information #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – May.08: Officers responded to the 500 block of Forest Avenue after at least 10 shots were fired WDTN #AceNewsDesk

10-year-old shot in apparent drive-by shooting in Cincinnati

Investigators were told by witnesses a silver car was driving along the street around 6 p.m. and it appeared someone in the car was #shooting at random.

A deacon at the Rockdale Baptist Church next door to the shooting heard the gunfire and ran to help.

“It was just a loud bang. At first I thought it was somebody popping off firecrackers. Then I heard it was too close for that. That’s when I ran outside and I saw the little boy laying on the ground,” deacon Brandon Derriso said.

Derriso said the boy’s sister was crying and said her brother had been shot. They carried him up to the home while trying to help comfort him.

“He got grazed in…

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On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit

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Parental Alienation

“It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction.” – Harry Frankfurt

In On Bullshit, the philosopher Frankfurt (2005) defines bullshit as something that is designed to impress but that was constructed absent direct concern for the truth. This distinguishes bullshit from lying, which entails a deliberate manipulation and subversion of truth (as understood by the liar). There is little question that bullshit is a real and consequential phenomenon. Indeed, given the rise of communication technology and the associated increase in the availability of information from a variety of sources, both expert and otherwise, bullshit may be more pervasive than ever before. Despite these seemingly commonplace observations, we know of no psychological research on bullshit. Are people able to detect blatant bullshit? Who is most likely to fall prey to bullshit and why?

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Low Emotional Intelligence

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Parental Alienation

But what does having low emotional intelligence imply? Does having it mean disaster?

To set a bit of groundwork, let’s use the definition of emotional intelligence by John Mayer and Peter Salovey—two people who have made a significant contribution on the subject:

Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth

You criticize others on every chance you get.

You just lose it—almost every time.

You can’t lead, or work in, a team.

You’re not mindful of others’ feelings.

Blaming others comes naturally.

You’re afraid to try anything new.

You let all kinds of negativity get you.

You can’t read people’s facial expressions.

When adversities come, you give up.

You’re bitter.

You keep on arguing—even when there’s no point already.

You look…

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