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FatalConceit 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yes but you don't get the face value points you just get to play a card from your hand like 'complete 7 letter word'

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FatalConceit 2 points ago +2 / -0

I asked AI (as is my wont) - and it failed to mention the one thing I think we all know is a major factor - white flight due to black violence. This is what it blames:
The value of commercial property in Chicago has seen a significant drop due to a combination of factors:

  • Pandemic Impact: The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the commercial real estate market, altering how businesses view and utilize office space. This has led to a shift in demand patterns, with Chicago facing a particularly steep uphill battle to regain its pre-pandemic vibrancy¹.

  • High Property Taxes: Chicago's commercial property taxes are significantly higher than the national average, with a tax rate of 3.78%. This places a heavy financial burden on businesses, affecting their operational costs and overall willingness to invest in office space within the city¹.

  • Decreased Demand for Office Space: A study by VTS highlights a continuous decline in the demand for office space in Chicago, suggesting a potentially prolonged path to recovery. This trend is especially concerning as it contrasts with some cities where demand has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels¹.

  • Interest Rates and Borrowing Constraints: High interest rates have led to constricted borrowing, diminishing property values and putting commercial property sales on a downhill slope. In 2023, Chicago-area commercial property sales were down 44% from the previous year².

  • Discounted Property Sales: There have been instances of distressed office buildings being sold at significant discounts, such as an 89% discount for a property near the Willis Tower. This reflects the market’s volatility and the challenges property owners face in offloading distressed assets¹.

In response to these challenges, initiatives have been announced to revamp vacant downtown buildings, aiming to rejuvenate the area by repurposing buildings for various uses¹. These efforts represent a move towards recovery and growth for Chicago's commercial real estate market.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 21/04/2024 (1) Chicago’s Commercial Real Estate & An 89% Loss. https://www.reallawchicago.com/chicagos-commercial-real-estate-an-89-loss/. (2) Chicago-area commercial property sales down 44% in 2023. https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/chicago-area-commercial-property-sales-down-2023. (3) Chicago-area commercial property sales down 44% in 2023. https://bing.com/search?q=reason+for+drop+in+commercial+property+value+in+Chicago. (4) Local commercial property sales hit 10-year low - Crain's Chicago Business. https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/local-commercial-property-sales-hit-10-year-low. (5) Chicago commercial properties price gains among best in the world .... https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/chicago-commercial-properties-price-gains-among-best-world.

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FatalConceit 10 points ago +10 / -0

Tranny Cunts should be banned from quoting Pink Floyd, (or Led Zep or any other decent fucking band)

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FatalConceit 15 points ago +15 / -0

I'm glad someone else knows this - it's one of my bugbears

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FatalConceit 2 points ago +2 / -0

I think its important to differentiate between micro and macro economics.

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FatalConceit 3 points ago +3 / -0

Start with the classic Keynes vs Hayek Rap Battle. Then anything by Hayek - of course my preference is Fatal Conceit. Another good book is The World Economy since World War II by Kenneth Galbraith

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FatalConceit 1 point ago +1 / -0

He turned away from multiple men that he could have attacked. I've been watching the news cycle 24/7 since it happened - I've seen the CCTV footage - I've read countless eyewitness reports.

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FatalConceit 2 points ago +2 / -0

he wasn't a gay escort - he was an unsuccessful escort for women. he couldn't get a GF so he turned to this for a chance to have sex. from what I know he had no clients at all

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FatalConceit 3 points ago +3 / -0

The most shocking thing in all of this was just how quickly the NSW government threw $18 million into an inquest - an inquest you can guess they already have planned out

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FatalConceit 1 point ago +1 / -0

He was actively seeking out women - the male that dies was a security guard literally on his first day of the job with insufficient training.

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FatalConceit 2 points ago +2 / -0

He is a schizophrenic who went off his meds. He tried to be a male escort as he had no luck with women. He wasn't an incel but it was rejection by women that drove him to it.

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FatalConceit 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thankfully it doesn't matter what state you're in in Australia. At times I've lived interstate for 9-10 months at a time and it has never mattered in any way shape or form.

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FatalConceit 2 points ago +2 / -0

The government seems oblivious to the law of unintended consequences.

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FatalConceit 4 points ago +4 / -0

I watched Episode 1 and didn't mind it - lots of fan service. Loved all the little references. Holding judgement until I finish the series though.

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FatalConceit 3 points ago +3 / -0

I wrote it pretty quickly then gave it to AI to edit and tidy up - it added that.

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FatalConceit 3 points ago +3 / -0

Well I hope you follow through and complete the script :)

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FatalConceit 3 points ago +3 / -0

Would she be in black face though? ;)

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FatalConceit 2 points ago +3 / -1

It reeks of tokenism. I wouldn't want to watch a movie about Shaka Zulu and have him played by Jason Alexander. And if people think i'm anti-black or racist , I point out that my favourite movie ever is Fresh - which has a 90% black cast.

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FatalConceit 8 points ago +8 / -0

I can sum up the rationale for the swapping in 3 letters - ESG. There is no good reason - just that. And no, there's no other movie or book source. I won't spoil the ending in case you do manage to see it, but if you do any research you'll quickly find out who is the perpetrator which may ruin enjoyment of the movie as it is a 'mystery'. (I solved it about 10 minutes in though)

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FatalConceit 2 points ago +2 / -0

You know what's great about a game like Football Manager - it's full of all races so wokes can't complain - whilst users have the freedom to have an all white team if they choose.

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FatalConceit 4 points ago +4 / -0

EA back in the day were almost the BEST company - that was in the 80's. And ignoring the micro transactions - FIFA is still the best soccer game

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FatalConceit 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah it's not too bad - Jim Cavaziel is always good (if you haven't watched Person of Interest I highly recommend that)

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