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Re: Kalifornia

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:33 am

ed wrote:Interesting take on what it means to be an unprotected person in Cali.
We dare not mention illegal immigration in California as a factor in the state’s implosion. But privately, residents assume it has something to do with the 20 percent of the state’s population that lives below the poverty level. Illegal immigration plays a role in the fact that one-third of the nation’s welfare recipients lives in California and that one of four state residents was not born in the United States—or that one-half of all immigrant households receives some sort of government assistance, and that one in four homeless people lives in California.



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Is it just me or did he make the same grammatical error three times in one sentence? Or maybe I'm wrong. :notsure:
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Re: Kalifornia

Postby WildCat » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:36 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Is it just me or did he make the same grammatical error three times in one sentence? Or maybe I'm wrong. :notsure:

Who the fuck are you to say Editor Spellcheck is wrong?

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Re: Kalifornia

Postby Doctor X » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:41 am

"Percent," "half," and "third" are all singular.

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Re: Kalifornia

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:38 am

Doctor X wrote:"Percent," "half," and "third" are all singular.

--J.D.


But "recipients," "households," and "people" are plural. Fwiw I did a little Googling to find example sentences and found several that agree with me.
[Median income is] "The point at which one half of all households have higher incomes and one half of all households have lower incomes."
"Nearly one half of all households in the U.S. own a dog ..."
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Re: Kalifornia

Postby Rob Lister » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:13 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Doctor X wrote:"Percent," "half," and "third" are all singular.

--J.D.


But "recipients," "households," and "people" are plural. Fwiw I did a little Googling to find example sentences and found several that agree with me.
[Median income is] "The point at which one half of all households have higher incomes and one half of all households have lower incomes."
"Nearly one half of all households in the U.S. own a dog ..."


Either is fine
Generally, has follows the PRONOUNS he and she and nearly all SINGULAR NOUNS. With regard to nouns, generally and nearly are the key words here because now and again we come across nouns which can take both a SINGULAR and a PLURAL VERB. For example, take the NOUN group.

The group (as a whole) has gone away.
The group (individuals within the group) have gone to different night clubs.
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I think the writer should choose the one less awkward or better yet avoid the choice completely. So you're right because I agree with you.

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Re: Kalifornia

Postby Doctor X » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:27 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Doctor X wrote:Cogent words of cogency to be Ignored by the Great Unwashed at Their Peril.


But "recipients," "households," and "people" are plural.


They are not the subjects. "Percent," "half," and "third" are the subjects. They garner the は.

However, where the confusion arises is explained by this:

Fractions and percentages take a singular verb with a noncount noun, and a plural verb with plural count nouns.

Half of the population is in favour [!--Ed.] of reform.
Fifty per cent [!--Ed.] of the voters are in favour [!--Ed.] of reform.

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What do Australians know of English? Here is the problem:

Fifty percent is/are in favor or reform.


Which is it? You naturally want to make "fifty percent" the genitive and demand to know the hidden nominative even though "fifty percent" acts as the nominative. Perhaps it is a genitive absolute [Stop that!--Ed.]

Continuing with the madness:

Plural units of measurement, time and money take singular verbs.

A thousand kilometres is a long way.
Five million dollars is what the business needs.


here they are viewed as a single unit. Yet which do you say?:

Five hours is needed to decapitate your ex-girlfriend with a plastic spork.

Five hours are needed to decapitate your ex-girlfriend with a plastic spork.


By the way language develops, both have become correct based on what is emphasized. In the former, it is a block unit of time, in the later, it conveys a collection of units of time. I mean, really, show some initiative and it should only take you an hour.

Frankly, I worry more about those who "feel good."

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Re: Kalifornia

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:26 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:If I made this exact post, talking about how horrible people are and how venal politicians are the only kind, you would be jumping my shit.


He's coming around to your point of view.

You should be welcoming him aboard the misanthropy train. 8)
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Re: Kalifornia

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Re: Kalifornia

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu May 10, 2018 2:04 am

California's central economic planners have in their wisdom decreed that rooftop solar panels are now mandatory for all new homes built in the state.

I'm sure this will help to alleviate the housing affordability problem too.

California’s rooftop solar rule is a pricey path to emissions reductions

The new rule could add more than $10,000 to the costs of building a home, raising the price tag in what’s already one of the most expensive states to purchase housing. But homebuyers are expected to pay lower monthly energy bills as a result of this change, and eventually save money over time.

Borenstein notes these savings are effectively subsidized by other ratepayers without solar panels, net metering and solar tax credits.

California has already made giant strides in adding renewable-energy generation, which has started to create its own set of problems. On very sunny days, the state’s solar plants can generate more energy than the system is able to use, pushing prices into negative territory (see “Texas and California have too much renewable energy”).

Effectively integrating a growing supply of intermittent solar and wind energy will require adding far more storage, transmission, and smart grid systems. As it stands, the state’s grid operator lacks basic tools for monitoring, communicating and reacting to a continually shifting supply of rooftop solar.

California estimates that the new rule will cut emissions by 1.4 million metric tons over three years, which is a small fraction of the 440 million tons the state generated in 2015. As others have pointed out, policies requiring higher residential density would do far more to cut emissions, largely by discouraging people from driving cars.

But such proposals are far more controversial than solar panels. Last month, California legislators killed a bill that would have overridden local rules to allow five-story housing development along transit centers.


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Re: Kalifornia

Postby WildCat » Thu May 10, 2018 3:27 am

"As others have pointed out, policies requiring higher residential density would do far more to cut emissions"

I've been pointing that out for years.
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Re: Kalifornia

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu May 10, 2018 1:49 pm

Whatever any politician of either party may say to the rubes, the "housing affordability problem" is not a problem at all to the ruling class.

They like it that way.
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