Catherwood
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Short answer: failed academic (with PhD in biology), math tutor who headed back to get… more »

Dec 7 Catherwood commented on Ohio Passes "Heartbeat Bill" that Would Ban Abortions at Six Weeks.
@3, that's so goddam ARGGHHH, they can't even get their collective head out of their collective ass long enough to figure out how to fund schools for the kids we HAVE, but they want to make sure women have to have more kids because apparently women don't count as people or something.

Like I said. ARGGHHH.
Aug 25 Catherwood commented on Eat Shit, Hope Solo.
And the USWNT pretty much has the next six months off anyway. It's more like an enforced vacation. At 35, though, they should be looking to bring up a new starting keeper anyway; this is a good opportunity to do what they needed to.

Her comments were stupid. The Swedish team were cowards because they didn't play in the way that the US team could crush, see: you have to play OUR WAY or else you're a coward. What an idiotic comment. The Swedish team took a page from the Oakland Raiders: just win, baby.
Aug 25 Catherwood commented on EOD: Don't Worry, Hillary's Team Is Right On Top of This "Vagenda of Manocide" Thing.
Yeah, I dunno - the Chehalis sign has been stuck on the same thing for at least a month. I don't mind if they're stupid sayings, but they should at least be fresh. C'mon, man.
Aug 11 Catherwood commented on EOD: Why Millennials Love Hillary Clinton*.
@1 has it about right: like young people always are, millennials can't love Hillary, because they're too busy loving themselves. They'll get over it in a couple of decades.
Aug 8 Catherwood commented on Hot Money and Seattle’s Growing Housing Crisis: Part One.
David @26 writes:

It does not make sense that foreign investors would purchase property and leave it vacant. I'm not saying this isn't happening, but it doesn't make economic sense. This is a head scratcher.

As I understand it (and I could certainly be wrong), the problem is that Chinese money belongs to the Chinese government, really, so if one has accumulated a lot of Chinese cash, one can't just squirrel it away in a bank somewhere -- the government can claw it back no matter where it is. If you convert that cash to some physical thing, however, that makes it more difficult for the government to repossess it. Things like gems are easy to get back, but how's the government going to claw back towers of condos?

Anyway, as I understand it this is a way to convert cash to non-mobile assets. They're not for living in, or generating income, they're just for storing money. Sitting empty probably retains value better than renting them out to tenants who might screw them up, too.

Aug 8 Catherwood commented on Billionaire Narcissist Who Won't Show Us His Taxes Has the Nerve to Lecture Us All About Taxes.
@2: great idea. Worth a shot.

@3: Okay, quite right, but the trouble is people are comparing the "adjusted" number - adding in all those under-employed and given-up people, and then comparing it to unemployment from other times WITHOUT THAT ADJUSTMENT. Apples, oranges. There have always been those who have given up, there have always been those working part time who'd rather work full time, there have always been those working entry-level when they have the skills and experience to be higher up. If we're going to talk about them now, let's talk about them in the arc of history, not as if they just sprang into being right now.
Aug 8 Catherwood commented on Here's Matt Hickey on FetLife, Looking for "Sluts" in Vegas.
Hound! Hell! Hellhound! It's a joke, son!

Seriously, though - if you're going to be a Rooshbag -- ahh, I mean, DOUCHEbag -- then you own it. Some douchebags need to be reminded that they are, in fact, douchebags. Like this guy.
Aug 8 Catherwood commented on Hot Money and Seattle’s Growing Housing Crisis: Part One.
I have my disagreements with Charles a lot of the time, but here I think the key point is that the whole approach treats housing as a commodity. Houses, condos, and so on, are simply things that can be bought and sold. The trouble is, an awful lot of people have no interest in that stuff and just want a roof over their head: for them, housing is, you know, a house. The problem is that all this macroeconomic stuff conflates the two things so that if you want housing you have to act like an investor. The same thing is true in the medical business to some extent: it's viewed as an investment and of course profit is a perfectly natural thing in that context. The conflict between something people can make money off of and something OTHER people, poorer people, simply need, is at the root of it all.

As @7 points out above, this is just the nature of America. Profit trumps all.
Aug 8 Catherwood commented on Hot Money and Seattle’s Growing Housing Crisis: Part One.
I have my disagreements with Charles a lot of the time, but here I think the key point is that the whole approach treats housing as a commodity. Houses, condos, and so on, are simply things that can be bought and sold. The trouble is, an awful lot of people have no interest in that stuff and just want a roof over their head: for them, housing is, you know, a house. The problem is that all this macroeconomic stuff conflates the two things so that if you want housing you have to act like an investor. The same thing is true in the medical business to some extent: it's viewed as an investment and of course profit is a perfectly natural thing in that context. The conflict between something people can make money off of and something OTHER people, poorer people, simply need, is at the root of it all.

As @7 points out above, this is just the nature of America. Profit trumps all.
Jul 26 Catherwood commented on So is Russia Poking Through Our Emails on Donald Trump's Behalf or What?.
Since Assange has publically declared that he wants to fuck with Hillary's campaign, and since even George "Enough with the Fucking Bowtie" Will thinks that Putin's puttin' his fingers in this - with the very reasonable suggestion that Trump just show us his tax returns to prove he has no investments in Russia or Russian endeavors - hell YEAH Dems should be pounding on this. Show us the tax returns! SHOW US THE TAX RETURNS!

Because I don't care if they show Russian involvement - what they WILL show is that I have more fucking money than that overgrown tomato. Probably all of us do. And that's why he doesn't want us to see: actually, he has no money.