Friday Free-for-all!

Its the end of another week and that means its Friday free-for-all time!

This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.

Let’s kick off the chat.

-links to come soonish

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

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space889
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space889

@AppearingWealthy – yeah so low class, doesn’t he know that he has to at least get Timmys to be at least respectable in your eyes?

I think you missed your calling….you were able to decipher this family’s entire behavior and what they are doing simply from observing the dad bringing out a pizza from his car! Wow….I would have thought maybe its a snack for the kid who might be hungry from swimming. You really should be a psychologist/counciller charging $200+/hr to help people figure out what their spouse/kids/boss are thinking and how to manipulate them.

say whaaaa?
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say whaaaa?

I think you’ve hit a nerve with space889 … I bet he drives a BMW …

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
@ #22 you don’t get it. it’s not about being cheap in this instance, but rather laziness. dad probably ordered from his iPhone 6+ while sitting in the car, smoking a cigarette and then had it delivered to his driver’s side window. his kids probably eat nothing but fast food anyway. mom and dad on the other hand do not eat little ceasars or mcd’s for dinner. try the $88 a head 8 course run of the mill special complete with french champagne or bordeaux at least 4 out of 7 nts a week. on nights when they feel like splurging, they could easily run the tab into the 4 figures without batting an eyelash. fwiw, the really “insecure” ones are pretty easy to pick out. they’re the ones that lease 1-series beemers and B-series mercedes and walk around with… Read more »
Bull! Bull! Bull!
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Bull! Bull! Bull!

it comes down to a shame versus guilt society.

http://www.doceo.co.uk/background/shame_guilt.htm

east asian cultures are shame based, where as western culture is guilt based.

in a shame culture, if you did something bad no problem, as long as no one else knows about it.

in the same vein, it doesn’t matter if you are rich as long as you appear rich to everyone else.

Slagathor
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Slagathor

…“All the single ladies … are driving Canada’s condo market”…

Last week, it was the ‘under 30’s’ driving the condo market. If we keep narrowing it down, in a few weeks we’ll get down to that one person who’s buying all the condos (and driving the market).

Joe Mainlander
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Joe Mainlander

@#30 Or conversely, that everyone and anyone, who has access to cheap money, is driving the market.

VanRant
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VanRant

@ 24 westside realtor

It will be very unlikely we will see another flood of money coming from China as 69 of 70 cities are crashing hard. As some media pointed out “The Housing Bubble in China is the Mother of All Bubbles” and this could take the Vancouver market down fast and hard!

Son of Ponzi
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Son of Ponzi

Bull x 3.
You’re correct.
In Asian cultures, the end justify the means.

space889
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space889

Reading the comments, seems like a lot of non-Asian in US don’t like the kind of transgendered washroom policy VSB put through either….

but but but I thought only the Asian, I mean Chinese, are so bigotted and anti-tolerant??!!

https://ca.celebrity.yahoo.com/news/100-000-plus-people-ask-tlc-cancel-19-083743167.html

space889
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space889

@say whaaaa? – I don’t have a car….nor do I really care for it.

But guns, aircraft carriers, remote control quadcopters with machines guns?? Now we are talking….

space889
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space889

@Son of Ponzi – Like how US is bringing democracy to the Middle East? Or toppling unfriendly democractic elected governments?

couscous and hummus
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couscous and hummus

#7
“All the single ladies”

This is because the women have been brainwashed to ‘Marry a Mortgage ®’, a fallout indicator from years of income imbalance between genders

Marco
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Marco

No downturn in sight say the vested interest groups:

http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/Barbara+Yaffe+Vancouver+housing+prices+tied+China/10399964/story.html#__federated=1

Isn’t the economy slowing in China?

Cheers.

patriotz
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@15:”the provincial government can take advantage of record low interest rates and borrow money to pay for capital investments that will yield economic benefits.”

You don’t seem to understand that the money for rapid transit and other capital projects has always been borrowed going back to the original Skytrain. The voter approval is for taxes to service that debt.

The Taxed Man
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The Taxed Man

Re: #15 “… the provincial government can take advantage of record low interest rates and borrow money to pay for capital investments that will yield economic benefits.”

And when this gas bag cheap money bubble finally bursts taking the economy with it, an/or when interest rates eventually rise from their historically unprecedented rock-bottom levels, who will be holding the bag for all the debt?

Westside Realtor
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Westside Realtor

Vanrant

I share the same view.

I think it will turn out thus, and that the decline we see here will run harder and faster over the next year and more.

That said, only time will tell. I hear the fat lady singing (or what sounds like her) I just haven’t seen her yet:-)

@AppearingWealthy
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@AppearingWealthy

“fwiw, the really “insecure” ones are pretty easy to pick out.”

Yup, most of the posters around here today appear to be pretty insecure. I mean who comes to the conclusion someone is cheap because they are buying their kid Little Caesars Pizza? They are so insecure seeing someone in a BMW they grasp for anything to put the person in a negative light. Then post it on a housing blog? Can a person be anymore insecure? Don’t hate people for being more successful in life than you.

space889
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space889

I guess there is an unspoken or only available in English rule that if you are successful and drive a BMW or better, you are not allowed to buy anything from Little Ceasers?

space889
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space889

@couscous and hummus – If you are a young single hot, or even just pretty, woman, why the hell would you want to marry a loser who can’t even buy a petty sub-1000 sq ft condo with cash with no mortgage?

I would have expected some higher standards!

Getting married into debt, that’s a way to start a happy marriage, happy life, with no joy to life. Sheesh..

tedeastside
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tedeastside

starting to see why these people bought houses here and not in vancouver

right now in LA…. how are things in vancouver

http://dtfjihky7xwic.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Sports/Venice%20basketball%20dunk%20Instagram.jpg

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@45
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@45

Nice dunk Ted! That’s you this afternoon right? And your women standing by watching? I am amazed with your rock star life you have time to post your photos here.

WoW
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WoW

S&P hits another record high!!

13K Party. What’s even more significant is SFD inventory is approaching post 2008 lows!!!! WoW!

Record foreign student intake as reported!

All as predicted.

WoW
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WoW

The World is awash in money. There is a flip side to the debt. 500 Million Wealthy, 5 Billion in Debt.

@49
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@49

Thanks WoW: aka Reality Check, Oracle, China One (Surrey house wife)