nimama3233 t1_j8sj7zu wrote

Super disingenuous headline. They predict national prices will fall 5%, while the worst / most affected market, Phoenix, will fall 18%.

> A new model of forecasting home prices based on consumer demand predicts that prices for housing will decrease by 5% nationally and 12% in San Diego County by the end of this year. The model, which highlights online search activity, was recently published in a new study from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management.

> But home prices in other cities are expected to fall even more. Phoenix, AZ, is predicted to have the biggest drop at 18%. Other metropolitan areas where prices are predicted to be on the decline include Stockton-Lodi, CA (down 13%), Las Vegas, NV (down 13%), followed by San Diego and Tucson, AZ. The cities with the most price stability include the metropolitan area of Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton, PA and Kansas City, MO both predicted to rise by 2%. Other cities with forecasts of stable prices include Hartford, CT, Harrisburg, PA and Omaha, NE.

One city has this 18% drop, and the title doesn’t accurately state that. Crummy journalism by Eurekalert on this one.


nimama3233 t1_j5zd92t wrote

You certainly don’t have to be super rich, just stable.

A salary a bit above the median and a job with consistent insurance means you’ll have equal opportunity for healthcare relative to Western Europe.

I also don’t think this decrease in life expectancy is necessarily entirely due to healthcare; overdoses have massively gone up and so have suicides. This yet again effects poor people more than those that are well off and comfortable.

Our biggest issue is certainly the wealth gap. There’s a LOT of people in relative poverty and the minimum guarantees for quality of life provided by the government is absolutely not on par with Western Europe.


nimama3233 t1_ivqljq5 wrote

Here you go:

> As votes rolled in from across the country Tuesday night, Donald Trump said something truly incredible when asked about how much credit or blame he should get for the election results.

> "I think if they win, I should get all of the credit, and if they lose, I should not be blamed at all," Trump told NewsNation, adding: "But it will probably be just the opposite."

You can’t make that shit up lmao


nimama3233 t1_ir36wci wrote

I think it’s fine.

The age of the statue for that region would indicate it would have been made by “Romans”. The Roman’s depicted the Greek hero “Hercules”. Remember that even though they bastardized the gods Hercules was still considered a Greek Hero.. even though as a Greek his name was Heracles