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Re: “Counseling Carnivores with Will Tuttle

mean meat eaters - like all those tribes of people - particularly in northern latitudes - but all over the world - all those mean people !!!!? who weren't particularly mean until moralizers came along to say they all are!!! I don't think so. People needing to find a way to scold other people, to tell other people that they - the discoverers of this or that 'bad' behavior - are above those bad behave-ers - like school teachers, and preachers-priests. We need to stop creating that class of people - normaha@pacbell.net

Posted by NormaJFHarrison on 07/23/2017 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Young Professionals Only? Housemates Accuse Landlord of Rejecting Subtenant Applications in Hopes of Vacating Rent-Controlled Unit.

The owner of the property has every right to say who can or can not live in her building. Some folks who took too many sociology courses are the one's thinking that private property is the cause of income inequality (Marx!) well it's not true. What is true is that many (not all) people have made bad choices or no choices in life and are now stuck thinking that a minimum wage job, a struggling artist position, or especially the lack of education makes no difference and they are entitled to live where they want for the price they want to pay. That is true if they have the money. All this garbage about housing rights is nonsense. No one has to the right to live where they please if they can't afford the rent. America has always been the land of meritocracy and still is!!

Posted by Mike Mitchell on 07/23/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Young Professionals Only? Housemates Accuse Landlord of Rejecting Subtenant Applications in Hopes of Vacating Rent-Controlled Unit.

As long as tenants pay the rent, it's none of the landlady's business what they do.

Posted by Monique Luz Koller on 07/23/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Young Professionals Only? Housemates Accuse Landlord of Rejecting Subtenant Applications in Hopes of Vacating Rent-Controlled Unit.

'The landlord appears to be actively trying to change the demographics of West Oakland, Chala said.'

To me, possibly the central point of the article. Consider as well: this neighborhood under discussion was part of the Black Panther heartland 50 years ago. There are still many families here, mostly black, who grew up with those breakfast programs and that leadership regarding collective care. At present, this neighborhood is a public health disaster; as other EBX articles have gestured towards, the homeless tent cities ringing the underpasses here mark a level of destitution and social war that is all the more violent and tragic for the ever exceeding bling and glitter of the Draymond-techie wealth cabal that are the most visible.

In short, this article describes the symptom of processes intricately connected to the displacement and suffering caused by capitalism. Lonay has poorly covered her tracks, as have mayor Schaaf and co., who are in a get rich quick dive, and are the most ignorant about possible changes, for better or for worse. For example, there is still plenty of popular will here regarding people being more important than money. And if the landlords trip up too much they might spark a set of occupations or eviction defenses that remind a lot of people how justified the public would be in seizing these properties back from the class that only recently seized them from us.

Posted by Mrs Sabate on 07/23/2017 at 12:19 AM

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Posted by Maria Joao on 07/22/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Young Professionals Only? Housemates Accuse Landlord of Rejecting Subtenant Applications in Hopes of Vacating Rent-Controlled Unit.

If housing is a human "right", even people with more money have a right to said housing. It's still a money talks, BS walks world. And always will be, in spite of delusional communist wet dreams.

Posted by Kevin Smith on 07/21/2017 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Young Professionals Only? Housemates Accuse Landlord of Rejecting Subtenant Applications in Hopes of Vacating Rent-Controlled Unit.

Lonay paid $160,000 in 2011 and if their rent was nearly $2,000 or is $2,000 now, she nearly has the place paid off. It was owned by the bank then and however much she repaired it, the place is still sounding in disrepair. She cares only for getting back what she paid and then will sell it for three or four times what she paid without repairing anything.

Posted by SJD on 07/21/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Young Professionals Only? Housemates Accuse Landlord of Rejecting Subtenant Applications in Hopes of Vacating Rent-Controlled Unit.

When [the unit] was rented, the economy was in the toilet: you were the best applicants, Lonay wrote in an email to her renters. Since the recession, people have put their lives back on track and moved on[.]

What the hell is wrong with this miniature monster Leona Helmsley? Was she raised in a barn? Her parents raised her to talk about people this way?

Posted by Noah Zimmerman on 07/21/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Kainbigan Team's New Restaurant Craft & Spoon Opens Next Week in Uptown Oakland

Well that sucks, congrats and good luck but I don't think we needed another fru fru kale place, especially when good Filipino food was hard to find - gotta serve the gentrifiers though

Posted by Joseph Adams on 07/21/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Report: Berkeley Police Six-Times More Likely to Use Force Against Black People

I understand folks here aren't too familiar with facts but blacks and hispanics do commit a disproportionate amount of crime. They also on average have lower IQs. Which means they're incapable of learning and need to be disciplined like children.

Ha.

Posted by George Rockwell on 07/21/2017 at 12:45 AM

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