Stay Classy Vancouver

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As the smoke from burning cars rises above the downtown vancouver skyline it’s time to mark the peak of the vancouver housing bubble. Hype and excitement can only get you so far, eventually the bill has to be paid.

Downtown will get cleaned up pretty quickly, broken glass will get replaced, the fires will be put out. Our reputation as the worlds biggest sore losers may last a little longer, but that too will fade.

The ride down for house prices? Thats going to take longer and hurt a lot more people in the long run, but eventually the bill has to be paid.

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cico
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cico

GO CANUCKS GO!!!

GO TO FORECLOSURE!

and so it begins...
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and so it begins...

Well… I wonder what the HAMsters will think of "The Best Place on Earth" now?? What a bunch of winners our fine city has among their ranks!

and so it begins...
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and so it begins...

Reports of 9 stabbings and a fatality…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

they won't care. they'll see it as a localized, atypical event, that had little bearing on their Van West SFH's.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

1982; Canucks lose cup to Islanders. 1982; real estate slumps.

1994; Canucks lose cup to Rangers. 1994; real estate slumps.

2011; Canucks lose cup to Bruins; 2011; real estate….?

OhWowIveBeenValidate
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OhWowIveBeenValidate

Really? You're going to spin this into a housing bubble related story? Sad. Just sad.

Extremely rich Van h
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Vancouver RE bears are crazy.

Extremely rich Van h
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@Anonymous:

Don't worry Van RE are solely supported by China not Canuck.

Laibach
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Laibach

This is worth repeating from the previous topic, well said Old guy.

Old guy Says:

June 15th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Ok folks I think this is about more than just a hockey game.

There is a lot of frustration in this City about wealth disparity and how some people are cut out of opportunity or prospects, while others live in the lap of luxury.

Maybe I am out in left base on this, and I do not think this is excusable at all, however I do think that there is more to this that just alcohol and bravado.

Anyone agree or disagree?

Absinthe
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Absinthe

I'm heartbroken that this is happening …. but I'm also really noticing the number of people mentioning how we're "embarrassed on the world stage" and "embarrassed as a world class city". I find it a little weird that optics are so big on everyone's mind – especially when I've heard relatively little about overall cost to businesses and individuals, which is what I remember them talking about most in 1994.

other ted
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other ted

Way to put the Ass in world clASS vancouver. This is shameful yet predictable. What a failed generation. Goes to show the vast majority of youth are brainwashed idiots. I really hope most of these rioters bought a condo on spec, couldn't think of a more deserving group to be burned.

Romeo Jordan
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Romeo Jordan

Fucking losers (not just you McLosin).

Idiots.

vancouverdowntown
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vancouverdowntown

Vancouver has lived up to the expectations of being New York.

It's officially the real Gotham City of social insanity!

Kosta
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Kosta

Hi Anonymous,

Remember discussion the other day? After all I'd still rather see the tax money spent on school supplies, you? And… don't worry about your advice I haven't take my kids to Stanley Cup festivities so what happened tonight will not be something they'll remember for a life time.

Anonymous Says:

June 10th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

@Kosta:

“Anyway let’s leave it here I don’t want to be a killjoy and complain about great event today.”

You already did.

The festivities downtown benefit families more than anyone else. A million bucks to host 6 or 7 games for 100s of thousands of people is nothing. New school supplies for your kids is great but taking them to the Stanley Cup festivities will be something they remember for a life time. Instead of whining take advantage and enjoy life a little.

Van MD
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Van MD

@Anonymous:

They would care. Some HAMs are already worried that one day the target of the riot will be them~ Straight from the source:

"Today's downtown will one day be a minority ethnic nightmare?"

"Wait until the unemployment rate to reach a certain percentage, be sure it is venting Chinese targets.

When the time comes, Leave this place!"

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&pr

ReductiMat
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I'd just like to say, go f@ck yourself.

I live here.

I didn't do this.

But I will clean up the mess of the other shitheads who did this.

4SlicesofCheese
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4SlicesofCheese

Very predictable, I mean was anyone suprised this happened.

This shows what a bunch of groupthink mob mentality city this really is.

Way to waste more of the cities money to clean up these clowns mess.

logic
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logic

This should have more HAM lining up.

Not only do they get to move out of Red China, their teenage kids get to burn cars for fun and most likely only get a slap on the wrist even if arrested.

Pathetic rioters. Let's hope the sentences will be less pathetic. The riot act should be enforced.

CanuckDownUnder
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CanuckDownUnder

Congratulations Vancouver, you've made the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald website.

Maybe not world class, but at least you can say you're on the world stage again.

Patiently Waiting
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Patiently Waiting

Well, it seems that some of it was organized. Was it politically motivated "black block" types or just bored, suburban young men who "did it for lulz"?

The looting getting out-of-hand was just piggery and bodes poorly for how this city would handle a disaster. Some sort of self-defense tool might have to be part of our emergency kits.

logic
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logic

Coverage of the riots (but not the hockey) in the New Zealand Herald and the UK Guardian. Way to advertise your city, retards.

specialfx3000
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specialfx3000

Some cities get destroyed by other countries, others as a result of natural disasters. The best place on earth? We're different. We self-destruct.

This childish city is lead by mayor 'chicken farms and wheat lawns' who is so out to lunch. Despite the video footages, he kept suggesting that the riot was caused by a small group of people. He needs to get his pretty face out of his a$$ and call a spade a spade.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

sh*t happened in a cup run like this – it was somewhat expected whether win or lose. now bears, go spin it.

specialfx3000
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specialfx3000

@Anonymous:

Sure Einstein. Miami Heat, despite being the favorite to win before the NBA season started, just lost out to Dallas. I don't recall it making the front-page of CNN.com as Riotcouver did this morning.

ReadyToPop
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ReadyToPop

Vancouver has had this happen in the nineties….during the hockey playoffs no less. Why did the leadership think it would be different now? Can't compare to the Winter Olympics because the crowd dynamics were so much different in my opinion. Events were happening at different times during the day etc. Reminds me of markets…..a new generation saying "it's different now" and "we've entered a new paradigm" or "we've grown up"!

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