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u/MewsashiMeowimoto · 1 pointr/bloomington

So, with car or appliance manufacturers, there is an incentive there to try to capture more of the market by making a bracket of cheaper car for people who don't have as much to spend. I'm not exactly sure that it works exactly the same way for housing, or at least, if there is a linear parallel. Often what happens is that lower quality housing is not necessarily more affordable housing, as the bottom of the market tends to stick closely to the top of the market. And perversely, because rental housing often relies heavily upon credit, low quality low-income housing is sometimes even more expensive than luxury housing.

I think of studies done on subprime and low-income (non-subsidized) housing in different real estate markets in the country, and I think particularly of some of the closer qualitative observations made by Matthew Desmond in his book, Evicted ( Which, to me, is a starting point for any discussion about housing. What I've read has also been borne out in experience in LLT disputes and eviction proceedings in rural Indiana and also East Cleveland.

My understanding is that usually the business model that makes sense to property management companies looking to fill in that market is not to build solid but no frills housing, but to buy up older or not so well maintained houses or apartments which can be sold at a premium to people who might have worse credit or even a spotty eviction record.

And in some ways, housing is maybe a bit more like healthcare than it is like cars or appliances, such that while survival is possible without a car, everybody needs a roof over their heads. So the demand on housing is maybe stickier than it is on a car or appliance, because it is very difficult for a person to simply not have a place to live. This gives landlords a lot more leverage in charging more, as lots of people will pay over half their income just for a roof, even in lower-quality housing.

And whereas car and appliance manufacturers have a considerable interest in trying to tap a middle and working class market, it is actually probably more in the interest of landowners and landlords to push the landlord/tenant relationship further in the direction of effective serfdom, a situation under which simply having a place to get out of the rain is increasingly viewed as a privilege worth most of a person's useful talent and labor.

That's an arrangement that would probably suit landlords just fine.

u/sentry360 · 1 pointr/bloomington

I thought so too, but amazon says free shipping on the blade (which is odd for something like this as I'm assuming heavy packaging). $10 to $16 shipping on the snath.

I'm considering this combination.

Though I have the most experience with something similar to these standard grass blades. They don't calculate shipping till check-out, so I haven't even tried.

You mentioned you do blacksmith work, if this is something you do, I don't imagine you could undercut these mass production prices?

u/bloomingtontutors · 5 pointsr/bloomington

Depending on how poor you are and how perfect of a job you want done, you might want to consider some DIY body work. Depending on the depth of the scratch, you might be able to fix it with just some automotive sandpaper (NOT hardware store sandpaper), some polishing compound, and a microfiber cloth.

If the scratches are deep enough that they've gouged out the paint, you'd need to sand, prime, and paint. I'd suggest talking to the good folks over at Bloomington Autocolor - they can fill a spray can with a custom matched color for your car. They can tell you what you need to do, and there are plenty of good Youtube videos as well.

For the dents, sometimes you can pop them out if they're rounded, otherwise you might have to replace the part. You can try a junkyard, or just order online. Depending on how the mirror broke you might be able to do a temp fix with some 2-stage epoxy, otherwise you'll probably want to order a replacement part for that as well.

Also, just because I'm a tutor, the word is "exorbitant", not "absorbent" ;-)

u/OKaylaMay · 2 pointsr/bloomington

Been meaning to look around for this, maybe someone attracted to this thread will recognize it and know where to find it in Bloomington -

Meito Royal Milk Tea ? My Japanese friend loves it and is currently going through cancer treatments so I'd really love to bring her some comfort, but shipping from Japan takes months (and $$)

u/czogorskiscfl · 8 pointsr/bloomington

MOTHER OF GOD. I checked Amazon two days ago and they had plenty of Prime options for around ~$5. The cheapest I see now is $35 for a single pair.


u/gigglesmcbug · 2 pointsr/bloomington

I have one you could borrow, if you like.

It's nothing special.

I'd even sell it to you for 45, if you wanted to buy it.

u/xtralarge65 · 1 pointr/bloomington

I know you don't realize this, but it doesn't matter if you are tolerant or not. You haven't learned how to behave in public.

When someone posts about their horror movie, you don't post saying horror movies suck. No one at all cares what you think about that and didn't ask for your opinion.

People told you that on that thread, but you still didn't get it.

Maybe you should read this book?

I know it isn't directly on point but maybe it will teach you how to deal with others more effectively.

u/BloomyThrowAway · 1 pointr/bloomington

I'm of the opinion that I would rather not have people know if I'm armed if I were to carry my weapon. If I ever have to use my gun, it's only because I've exhausted all other opinions. I rather have it hidden so who ever I'm dealing with isn't put into a heightened state of mind by seeing my weapon.

(An excellent book on this is In the Gravest Extreme. It's a pro-gun book, but isn't gun nut. It argues that your firearm should always be the last thing you use in a dangerous confortation in public.

Then again, I'm blessed to live in an area that is safe enough that I don't need to signal to others that I can defend myself.

u/zdwiel · 2 pointsr/bloomington

Good call. Unfortunately, I don't think I have any photos of the bike (generic blue 10 speed womens Schwinn), but I do have some details on the trailer (and the blanket :P)

u/griffeycom · 1 pointr/bloomington

Signature Sleep Contour 8 Inch Independently Encased Coil Mattress with Low VOC CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, 8 Inch Full Coil Mattress - Available in Multiple Sizes

This one.

Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Quiet Noise-Free / Maximum Under-bed Storage, Full

With this frame.

u/cornfedandconfused · 1 pointr/bloomington

Like others have said, benadryl and we use this

our dog gets really bad skin allergies/hot spots and were taking him to the vet once a month it was so bad started using this spray and regularly check him and its been a life saver for him and our wallets.

u/StaplerLivesMatter · 15 pointsr/bloomington

While Indiana is fairly permissive regarding where you can legally carry a gun, there are still some locations where carrying is prohibited. Therefore, you have to ditch your gun in the car. There are, coincidentally, products designed specifically for this.

In general, keeping guns in the car is not the best idea unless they are locked in a compartment that is secured to the vehicle body. People get lazy and leave them in glove boxes and center consoles where an opportunistic person doing a quick raid on an unattended and unlocked car can easily find them. Back when I was an auto tech, there were a few occasions where I found loaded guns in cars that the customer did NOT think to warn me about. At the very least, if you do keep a firearm in the car, it is imperative to keep the car locked.

The "truck gun" concept is widely derided in the gun community for exactly this reason. Don't keep anything in the car that you spent real money on. But some people subscribe to the cult of "quick access" and freak out if they don't have a pistol at instantaneous arm's reach at all times. These are the people whose toddlers grab loaded guns out of unlocked drawers and glove boxes. Incidentally, in Indiana if a child gets ahold of an improperly stored handgun, you can be held legally responsible for what happens. The same is not true of regular theft.

If I lived further out in the country, I'd be all about keeping a long gun in the car. Which, coincidentally, they also make secure storage for. Control access to your firearms, people. It's really not that hard. Do you really want to see your tricked out Glock on the evening news because you didn't want to spend a couple bucks on a lockbox? No.

TL;DR: It's because people are stupid and careless.