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If you live in and around Vancouver you probably know its election time. Voting day is on the 19th.

This is an open topic political thread. Who do you feel is best suited to lead this city and why?

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Anonymouse
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Anonymouse

@jack:

"US poverty at new high: 16 percent, or 49.1M"

It's no surprise – many people will be considered poor right now due to high unemployment. Eventually they'll regain employment, and that 16% will drop.

paulb.
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paulb.

New Listings 198

Price Changes 106

Sold Listings 136

TI:15794

http://www.laurenandpaul.ca

Anonymus
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Anonymus

"The biggest question in America these days is how to revive the economy.

The biggest question among activists now occupying Wall Street and dozens of other cities is how to strike back against the nation’s almost unprecedented concentration of income, wealth, and political power in the top 1 percent.

The two questions are related. With so much income and wealth concentrated at the top, the vast middle class no longer has the purchasing power to buy what the economy is capable of producing. (People could pretend otherwise as long as they could treat their homes as ATMs, but those days are now gone.) The result is prolonged stagnation and high unemployment as far as the eye can see."

Until we reverse the trend toward inequality, the economy can’t be revived."

http://robertreich.org/post/12303771388

Anonymus
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Anonymus

McLovin: "Follow this and things will work out for the vast vast majority.There are lots of young people who are doing just fine thank you very much"

yeah, happiness is just around corner. gimme a break. propaganda that comes from the elite.

young people start their life with 100.000's of debt. indebted slaves from the start. financial and political system is fraudulent.

McLovin
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McLovin

More great info for you China pumpers and apoligists:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-07/china-fr

Anonymus
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Anonymus

rp1: "The system works."

for 1%, that is for sure.

McLovin
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McLovin

What alternatives do these kids have:

1) Want fries with that?

2) Try to get educated, go in massive debt, and back to “Want fries with that?”

3) Camp in front of the VAG

Its a bullshit atttude like that that keeps people down. Every generation has its problems and challenges. How about this:

1) Work Hard

2) Have a good attitude and don't expect things to be handed to you.

3) See 1.

Follow this and things will work out for the vast vast majority. There are lots of young people who are doing just fine thank you very much.

Anonymouse
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Anonymouse

@rp1:

"It’s a little better than propping the system up, but it’s no way to win a war."

An what exactly is their "war"? What changes to the system have they proposed? How have they decided that the system is unfair, apart from the fact that they don't own a yacht? I think the system is fair in that often the result you get out of it is more or less equal to the effort you put in. Perhaps I only say this because I bothered to study at school rather than grow dreadlocks and learn the digderidoo?

jesse
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@Vansanity: "it’s a message sent to Vision that I hate them"

FWIW that was the same message the electorate sent to the NPA the last time round.

After talking to a person who ran for council a few years ago, she was blunt in stating that those who donated to her campaign were expecting very specific things — rezonings and construction project approvals mostly — in return for their money. That VV and NPA seem to have donators "hedging their bets" gives me pause.

I'm seriously considering independents; I don't buy the "vote to get the other guy out" argument, it simply forces voters into fear mode and shuts out independent thoughts; thoughts possessed by some skilled independents would be a welcome diversion from the normal partisan distractions.

Westsider
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Westsider

Take a look at Sandy Garossino an independent for city council. I read her interview : http://themainlander.com/2011/11/05/interview-san… and she is the only one talking about this issue. She has my vote.

rp1
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rp1

#32 @DEFAULT NAMEe: "I’m surprised you think that smoking weed at the Art Gallery for weeks on end is really the most productive thing they could be doing right now."

It's a little better than propping the system up, but it's no way to win a war.

rp1
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rp1

#30 @jack: "A record number of Americans — 49.1 million — are poor,"

The system works.

Anonymouse
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Anonymouse

@Patiently Waiting:

The bias in the 3 choices you present don't really make that a fair question.

Options 1+3 lead me to believe you think that doing nothing is better than doing something, even if the pay is low.

Option 2 seems to suggest you think they may not have the necessary qualifications and training for the workplace. Is that somehow the fault of Wall Street?

I'm surprised you think that smoking weed at the Art Gallery for weeks on end is really the most productive thing they could be doing right now.

Patiently Waiting
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Patiently Waiting

@DEFAULT NAMEe: In the grand scheme of things, camping in front of the VAG is not a big deal. I don't see why people get upset about it when so many powerful people do so much more wrong to us every day.

What alternatives do these kids have:

1) Want fries with that?

2) Try to get educated, go in massive debt, and back to "Want fries with that?"

3) Camp in front of the VAG.

jack
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jack

ouch!this does not look good for Canada to live next door failed state.

US poverty at new high: 16 percent, or 49.1M

"A record number of Americans — 49.1 million — are poor, based on a new census measure that for the first time takes into account rising medical costs and other expenses.Without food stamps, the poverty rate would have risen to 17.7 percent, which translates to about 5 million more people."

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/US-poverty-at-new-h

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Best place on meth

@VMD:

>>>It is in the Chinese people/government’s best interest to verify their income source before allowing them to emigrate.<<<

Or they could charge them an exit fee, say $1 million per person.

Vansanity
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Vansanity

@jesse: I have a few indies that I like, I believe in their cause, they just don't have the resources to make it a go this time around though. I'm not voting NPA because I believe in them, it's a message sent to Vision that I hate them and fuckin Moonbeam, sick of his shit.

Anonymouse
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Anonymouse

@terminalcitygirl:

"if Gregor shuts down Occupy, I will have a hard time giving Vision any votes."

These people obviously have a right to protest, but it's also clear that they don't represent anywhere near their claimed 99%. They've cost the city hundreds of thousands in policing, etc, and have way outstayed their welcome on a piece land which is shared by all. If they want to continue they should consider relocating.

That's before you get into an argument about whether they've even been able to show what they're actually protesting, and the other tragic events that have taken place there.

I can't see anything positive coming from letting them remain at the Art Gallery.

registered
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registered

8 Call em as I see em Says: "The reason places like Miami have crashed much quicker than other areas of the US is due to the massive amounts of condos being built prior to the bubble popping. "

Supporting evidence would be nice, otherwise some might think it was because Miami rose higher and faster.

VMD
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Chinese media calling for more strict income source verification for people emigrating out of country.

To sum up, it is well known that many of the Chinese newly rich are at least considering immigration. However, it is also well known that many of these newly rich obtained their wealth illegally. It is in the Chinese people/government's best interest to verify their income source before allowing them to emigrate.

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&amp

rent4evr
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rent4evr

Back to the CBC story.

I think it's crappy that the realtor didn't deal with the issue with any integrity. However, I think the owner's recourse is to take the seller to court. If the repair was indeed substandard and appropriate permits were not acquired then the disclosure agreement is inaccurate.

I listened to the story on the radio this morning. There were some very sob clips of the owner lamenting his current state of affairs. He sounds exceedingly cash strapped (can't even finish the basement repair – let alone fund a lawyer). Imho, he shouldn't have bought if he doesn't have an appropriate contingency for repairs of this magnitude.

whydoItry
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whydoItry

If I were to do that in my profession, I would be facing suspension.

Sometimes, you have to fire your client.

Patiently Waiting
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Patiently Waiting

http://www.recbc.ca/licensee/rules.htm

From 5-13:

(2) A licensee who is providing trading services to a client who is disposing of real estate must disclose to all other parties to the trade, promptly but in any case before any agreement for the acquisition or disposition of the real estate is entered into, any material latent defect in the real estate that is known to the licensee.

(3) If a client instructs a licensee to withhold a disclosure required by subsection (2), the licensee must refuse to provide further trading services to or on behalf of that client in respect of the trade in real estate.

Patiently Waiting
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Patiently Waiting

@pricedoutfornow:

From the story:

"I suggested to [the seller] that he mention the moisture issue and he felt it would devalue the house price if he did … it was Mr. Pringle who elected not to make any note of the previous moisture issue," wrote Faber.

At that point, Faber should have dropped the client. He knew his client was potentially disobeying the law for no other reason than obeying the law would devalue his property.

The PDS is not a legally binding warranty, but it can be "legally incorporated into the Contract for Purchase and Sale." (which I assume was the case).
http://www.rebgv.org/property-disclosure-statemen

Anonymus
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Anonymus

I will follow George Carlin and not get out the house on the voting day. Politicians are bought and elections are just illusion that somehow we can change things.

God bless George Carlin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIraCchPDhk