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This claim, even if it seems to be borne out by income measures, doesn't apply to real people. There's no way that a poor person could pay 95% of his or her income for rent and still survive. That is, unless he or she steals or begs enough to eat, and can get some clothes somehow or somewhere. And if there is another source used to survive, it has a value and is actually part of the family income.

Yes, housing rents are far too high here, and everyone seems to pay a higher-than-normal percentage of income for housing. But that has been true for a very long time, and we have seen no downward adjustment in those percentages. They just seem to go up as the years go by. Is there an upper limit? Well, there has to be, although I have no idea of what that might be. But it's not 95%.

Sept. 8, 2018

OK. You are right, I cannot fathom it. But you don't explain how you make it work.

Sept. 8, 2018

If the DA wants to get tough, she'll insist that he goes to trial for felony theft. Too often guys like him are allowed to plead down to a misdemeanor, and the record doesn't reflect the seriousness of the crime. A $3000 bicycle is a major investment for its owner, not just another piece of gear. He looks like a budding hard case, and needs to get straightened out now.

Sept. 19, 2018

Prosecutor David Knauss vigorously argued against defense's motion to reduce the charge to misdemeanor. Judge Bowman declined to reduce.

Sept. 19, 2018

Calm down Saint-ahem-Jerry. You sound like you are on the verge of a psychotic break. It's ironic that the people with anger management issues are the ones always calling other people "haters".

July 19, 2018

Anyone who disagrees with you is a Nazi and deserves to be attacked? Got news for you, buddy... YOU'RE the Nazi here.

July 19, 2018

Tired, baseless argument. Life deserves to be protected. Abortion is not reproductive. Women are stronger than they've been convinced to believe.

Jan. 26, 2019

isn't preponderance more than a maybe? Doesn't it mean it more likely happened than didn't? And criminal is not just the absence of doubt but the absence of reasonable doubt. And for civil if there is a jury, doesn't it also require a unanimous jury or is it a majority of the jury in civil cases?

July 23, 2019

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