FFFA! Oil, Outlook, Restructuring, 20%

Well well well, it’s the end of another work week and that means it’s Friday Free-for-all time!

This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend, here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

Oil Price Plummet
We are affordable
Scotiabank Chops
Remove the top 20%
Check the facts
Accumulate enough debt
world class yet?

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!

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Low Interest Money Lender

Adding a new one today!


[…] leads decline in starts -Mayor race neck and neck -All about geography and weather -BC vs Ontario economy -Former city planner says.. -Ready to move to an island? […]


“B.C. leads Canada’s decline in October housing starts”, Business in Vancouver


“A decline in housing starts across the country has hit B.C. the hardest as the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) says the pace of condo construction appears to be on the downward trend.”

“CMHC data released on November 10 showed the rest of the country is also experiencing a downward trend, but one not as sharp as B.C.’s.”

Bull! Bull! Bull!

It is much moor than window dressing.

It is about extending PRC jurisdiction and control to Chinese not in China. No former PRC citizen will ever be free from the power of the Chinese government. They will be one trumped up or real accusation away from being brought home and executed. To avoid this they will forever remain loyal to the party.


@118: “Looks like the APAC group is going to back a deal in Beijing next week to share infos on corruptions.”

That would be the group that includes Putin?

Do you think such a deal would be anything more than window dressing?

Son of Ponzi

Whenever I hear ethnic diversity, I’m ready to puke.
Where are the blacks, the Arabs, the Africans, the South Americans, the Australians, the Russians, the Japanese,
the first Nations.


Oh, some other gems about why we love it here from the article:

While weather and geography are some of the more predictable reasons people choose to live in the Vancouver area, the poll also turned up some surprises. A majority of respondents in every region except the Fraser Valley cited a relaxed view of marijuana use as one reason they live where they do. The same was true of bike friendliness, everywhere except Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge. Ethnic diversity and an environmentally conscious populace were also cited as factors by three quarters of respondents throughout the region.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/Geography+weather+reasons+love+where+live+poll/10367671/story.html#ixzz3Ih4zBiIR


Looks like the APAC group is going to back a deal in Beijing next week to share infos on corruptions.

“Apec members said in a statement that the purpose of the agreement, proposed by China, was to deny safe haven to anyone engaged in corruption.”

I guess there will be a lot of for sale signs in West Van and Van West soon.


It is official, geography and weather is why we and everyone else love to live in Vancouver


Westside Realtard is Romeo Jordan

“A (statistically significant) dead weekend for our team”

Your team of kids playing on-line games in your parents basements?


How until the language debate in Richmond is not about English vs Chinese but Mandarin vs Cantonese?

Son of Ponzi

wow, all the red flags.
Looks like Brodie is in trouble.

China 2.0

“Reform” part gathers in Richmond BC



@106: “And teachers are one of the biggest owners of real estate in Canada, so they like high real estate prices, too.

True real estate investors such as OTPP, REIT’s, etc. invest for income so they like low real estate prices, not high prices. They don’t buy SFH and condos whose prices are inflated by amateur speculators.

China 2.0

vancouver is going to look like this soon.

Chinese-only signs in Richmond

@post 104

Quit the bullshit.

I’ve seen completed applications. One application to sponsor entire family. A 10 year old sibling does not have their own application.

Like I said. F! Off


That’s your rebuttal? It doesn’t even make sense.


I agree. We don’t need people like you. Please leave.

Westside Realtor

A (statistically significant) dead weekend for our team, as related to anything nearing a hot bid for the sfh’s we flog on the Westside.

Fun times.

The Man

Actually, it’s homosexuals and transgenders who cause real estate prices to rise, creating bubble communities.

“Your Gay Neighbors Really Are Raising Your Real Estate Values”

And teachers are one of the biggest owners of real estate in Canada, so they like high real estate prices, too.


We need people who pay taxes. There’s no point increasing the population with people who are only going to take from society and not contribute, create bubble communities, discriminate against transgender and homosexuals, protest teachers and completely fail at integrating with society.

Don’t forget, Richmond has the highest childhood poverty rate in BC.


“It’s 5000 applications! Not 5000 immigrants.”

You need 1 application per person trying to immigrate. A total of 5000 immigrants per year can apply out of millions of immigrants here. Probably only about 50% of applications will be successful. We might see 2500 actually land here. When you consider there are 200,000 new immigrants per year that is about 1 family class member making it in for every 80 new immigrants. That doesn’t factor in the applications that are put in by the millions of immigrants already here. The program is essentially dead.

Son of Ponzi

Right on.

@post 96

Nice try..

It’s 5000 applications! Not 5000 immigrants.

So 5000 x 2 parents x 2 grandparents, and 2 siblings equals 35,000 immigrants per year.

But a nice purposeful try.