Friday Free-for-Fall!

Hey there! Happy autumn to you!

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another Friday Free-for-all!

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:

RE economy, no office needed
YOU are the marginal buyer
Homeless millionaire
The last Toronto Bubble
New York and DC losing value
Sunshine coast shift?

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

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Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Canada adds 12,000 jobs, unemployment rate rises from 6.8% to 7.0%

Gains were concentrated in Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba and New Brunswick. There was little change in the other provinces.

Meanwhile, the US unemployment rate fell to 5.1%

Son of Ponzi
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Son of Ponzi

Yeah, take all refugees and settle them in Richmond.
Enough empty houses to house the 10K.

VanRant
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VanRant

In April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in China’s Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the girl’s grandmother shouted, “Stop! You’ve hit a child!” the BMW’s driver paused, then switched into reverse and backed up over the girl. The woman at the wheel drove forward once more, crushing the girl for a third time. When she finally got out from the BMW, the unlicensed driver immediately offered the horrified family a deal: “Don’t say that I was driving the car,” she said. “Say it was my husband. We can give you money.”

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2015/09/why_drivers_in_china_intentionally_kill_the_pedestrians_they_hit_china_s.html

StupidityCheck
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StupidityCheck
space889
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space889

Sounds like these people learn well from the Canadians soldiers posted in HK during WW2, it’s cheaper to run over and kill any pedestrians you hit than pay for injury compensation.

space889
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space889

Well I guess that might keep BPOM occupied for the long weekend masterbating non-stop….

Maybe you should start a new meetup.com group – F China Masterbater club and get all your fans like vangrl, realist, tiger, etc all join and have a group party.

realist
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realist

space889

Like every nation in arms, Canada’s war record is not entirely free of atrocity…but as you yourself are Asian, you are surely able to contrast it with the conduct of the Japanese invaders: the Rape of Nanking or anywhere else by Canadians has so far never been suggested, even by the most propagandist historians. You might also consider where HK might be today without the Canadians and Brits in the 1940’s.

Sorry, but the concept of human rights is not an Asian invention. And neither were the Geneva Conventions.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

@4

Nothing surprises me about that barbaric shithole anymore.

They’re still stuck in another century, possibly the 15th.

The Allies should have let Japan keep that dungheap after the war ended.

Son of Ponzi
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Son of Ponzi

Space,
I’m sure Asian males are masturbating, too.
Just using smaller tools, I suppose. 🙂

space889
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space889

@realist – yes by and large, we don’t enjoy fighting wars and killing as much as the Europeans do. Frankly, if you bothered to look at history, traditionally the most important job of any Chinese emperor/govt is to ensure the peasant have a regular peaceful life, and once most new empire achieved a stable border, that’s what they end up trying to do until natural decay, corruption, invasions and foreign invasions starts. We got out of feudal system 2000+ years ago and frankly never looked back. That’s a good thing for the average peasant but also bad as historically most periods of rapid inventions happen during periods of war and we tend to go long time without larges wars and stagnants.

Brian Chen
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Brian Chen

@4, classy, I am sure you are a shining example for all Canadians to follow. Keep up the good work.

space889
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space889
@BPOM – that’s rich considering the article cites example of Westerners planning to do the exact same thing in Taiwan under similar set of laws. heck, change the law here and take away mandatory no-fault insurance and I bet we will see same thing here pretty soon. It’s easy to ride on the moral high horse when you are in living the life of plenty and don’t have personal costs. Change the circumstance and I bet you BPOM will be acting even worse than these rich aholes in China. heck, why do so many people still drink and drive? Cuz when you cause an accident and even kill a family, you aren’t charged with murder/manslaughter most of the time either. Same thing with concurrent sentences. Like my law 12 teacher said, it’s basically do one crime and get one free.
space889
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space889

@Son of Ponzi – Well, at least we have the option to go to one of countless Asian parlours around town and private provider to relieve the stress….

With BPOM’s attitude, high cost of non-Chinese provider, and his likely lack of income, I doubt he will have much choice….

But what do I know…maybe he found some self-hating Chinese who will provide relief for him while hearing him swearing about what a sh*thole her homeland is and what a piece of sh*t & locust she is.

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I know we are trying to keep the board focused on refugees and butterflies in Hong Kong but…

I went ahead and bought Chartwell REIT and added to existing RioCan (down).

Still waiting to add to banks though, I do think they have more pain ahead.

vangrl
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vangrl

#4

That is soooooo fucked up!

vangrl
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vangrl

#14

Good luck on Chartwell!

It’s had a bit of a recent run, but it’s a keeper. A lot of analysts think it could be bought out as well. Sienna Senior (previously called Leisure World) is also interesting, but it to has had a run.

Bull! Bull! Bull!
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Bull! Bull! Bull!
Oracle
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Oracle

Why are single 20 something girls missing in the pictures of the Refugee crisis?

These young men left them all behind? Interesting.

This is an economic migration.

Bull! Bull! Bull!
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Bull! Bull! Bull!

anyone got a hot stock tip?

Brian Ripley
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Brian Ripley

Vancouver SFD prices continue to go against the national trend and at the current rate of price increase since the April 2008 high, they will produce another doubling in price by June 2018.

http://www.chpc.biz/bull-horse-mountain.html#Double

But this is happening on total residential sales volume that is headed for and will plumb the depths of the 4Q lows.

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“Has sun set on middle-class dream in Richmond?”

According to Gordon Price, the director of Simon Fraser University’s City Program, “the era of single-family homes for the middle class is over” in Richmond.”

It is clear that maintaining single-family home neighbourhoods is of paramount importance to Richmond city councillors, a majority of whom have recently shown a propensity to accept the pleas of developers who have asked to maintain the city’s luxury market for new homes.

There is the issue of Chinese money.

“The issue, which no one wants to talk about, is ‘oh my gosh, we’re being sold off to China.’”

Dang himself was reticent to admit that he hears conflicting sentiments from residents who complain about Chinese influence, but also wouldn’t mind selling their homes to Chinese buyers.

http://www.richmond-news.com/news/weekly-feature/has-sun-set-on-middle-class-dream-in-richmond-1.2050634

vangrl
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vangrl

B.B.B i think you should load up on Alibaba!

crikey
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crikey
Interesting.. “Oregonians are fed up with the rising home prices in Portland and seem to think Californians are to blame.”No Californians” stickers are mysteriously popping up on for sale signs in front homes that are on the market. ” Of course, this doesn’t make these Oregonians ‘racist’ nor ‘hateful’ towards Californians – the Oregonians are just tired of being priced out by non-locals. Similarly, most bears on this blog are not racist towards rich foreigners bidding prices up — bears could care less what colour they are. Bears are, however, sick of the unbalanced market caused NY non-resident riches. Is it time for stickers to start showing up on Vancouver “For Sale” signs too? How could the stickers look in order to best get across intent without giving an inch to people who will try their hardest to make it seem… Read more »
crikey
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crikey

or what would good, universally understood simple graphic-only stickers look like?
– a suitcase with money flowing out, with a green checkmark? haha
– a Canadian flag crossed out, as to indicate “Canadians not welcome”? (this particularly contrasts any signs with mostly non-English writing)

… and another non-graphic one…
– “Only untaxed offshore money accepted!”

patriotz
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@23: “What would be the best, most concise, sticker for Vancouver (for “For Sale” signs)?”

All of these reduce to: “I am willing to sell below market”.

How many people are?

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