Sunday Free-for-all?

Yeah, a bit late with this one.

Also vote manipulation going on.

Just what do we pay our strata fees for around here anyways? This place is falling apart.

Black Friday a bust
Housing hit from oil shock?
No Paper
40% of owners short on expenses
It’s all in the wording

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and welcome to December!

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Oracle
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Oracle

Cimate conference:

The aim is to tax carbon emissions. The consumer bears brunt. Means the bottom 50% will be priced out from ever owning/operating cars, from flying, etc., etc. This is so the the richer have can grow their carbon footprint; First class flights, large SUV’s, Vacations, Large homes, etc.

Sheep are buying it. Deservedly so?

Don’t be fooled, this is a scam. If they really wanted change, they would enact other policies. Like eliminate all lie flat beds in airlines…Lots of pollution there…you could fit 3 people in that spot. Or mandate only 4 cylinder vehicles. Or limit air travel to 4 flights per year for each person…etc.

The protestors are the same people who are behind this scam.

Oracle
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Oracle

Apparently the details are being worked out for the 1/3rd of the funding for transit projects that was rejected by the referendum.

They found a way to get the money. Its coming from people like you (the ones who down voted me above) via massive increases in the carbon tax rate. There will be no new tolls or vehicle levies. Premier Christy will soon announce that the province is stepping up to the plate and will fund 2/3rds of the projects.

The sheep will cheer, until they realize they are the ones that are going to be paying for the LRT and subway lines that benefit the developers.

southseacompany
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southseacompany
“History shows Canada has not been immune to housing crashes”, BNN video http://www.bnn.ca/News/2015/11/30/Canada-is-not-immune-to-housing-crashes.aspx “PART ONE OF BNN’S WEEK LONG SPECIAL COVERAGE: RISKS AT HOME” “Between 1989 and 1996 prices in the Greater Toronto Area collapsed. In some neighborhoods, prices for some homes were cut in half. It would be more than a decade before they returned to their peak.” “Some observers are warning Canada’s housing markets are again overheated and poised for a correction. Earlier this year the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development declared Toronto housing is at risk of a sharp fall. It also issued a warning about Vancouver’s real estate market.” “CIBC economist Benjamin Tal agrees there is little chance of a 90’s style meltdown for housing in Canada. However, that could change if inflation creeps up and forces the Bank of Canada to act aggressively. “When… Read more »
space889
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space889
@SadlyReflective – Uhmm…no…please actually read up on FaLunGong and what it is. That cult makes Scientology and various US cults like Waco Texas actually looks like a real religion. And that Miss World Canada has either an axe to grind or just using it as a publicity tool for her so far very pathetic acting career. And no, I don’t go to Landsdawn Mall or any mall as a place to find and debate political issues with people. Nor is it the mall’s responsibility to provide that. As for citizenship engagement with politics, what’s the general advice on work/party conversation topics?? Avoid discuss politics! Weather and sports are fine. Movies & celebrity gossips as good. Politics is a big no no. That’s the current way society operates and there is really no more free flowing of political discourse among people.… Read more »
space889
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space889

@BPOM – hmmmmm….interesting how your concept of democracy works….when it is in favor of something you prefer, it is democracy…but if it is not then it’s a fraud by democracy hating commie scums???

space889
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space889

@SadlyReflective – Hmm….last time I was in a big accident about 10KM from Kamloops, there is only car that bothered to stop and asking if we need help, and that person was a nurse. Everyone else simply whizzed by without even slowing down. I don’t think that’s a HAM heavy area….

space889
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space889

@Oracle – have to agree with you on the carbon tax, more a cash grab than anything else. Especially since cattle raising produces more greenhouse gases than cars.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?newsID=20772#.VlyQ2_nF_vE

Frankly I already done my part by rarely eating beef.

space889
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space889

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that BPOM wants this kind of immigrants so much…cuz I guess tea BPOM just like murder, rape, & mayhem more than shameless consumption based orgies and display of wealth?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-30/sweden-no-apartments-no-jobs-no-shopping-without-gun

Yunak
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Yunak

Looks like spaceshit is only poster at this forum, a restless fanatic. Amazing is Chinese understanding of democracy and freedom of speech with all this pushiness and annoyance in attempt to prove some nonsense or idiocy.

space889
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space889

@Yunak – Interesting that at least I know democracy and freedom of speech means that you aren’t going to get your way and have to respect different opinions and outcome, even those you don’t agree with. Seems like that concept is lost on this forum, where only racist anti-Chinese intolerant views are allowed, and any disagreeing opinions/views & facts are simply shouted down as propaganda with hate.

Enigma
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Enigma

@space889: “Uhmm…no…please actually read up on FaLunGong and what it is. That cult makes Scientology and various US cults like Waco Texas actually looks like a real religion.”

Your repeated comments on this subject are absolutely deplorable and horribly ignorant. At least Miss World Canada attempted to draw public attention to the inhumane treatment of the practitioners of Falun Gong at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party and their ilk, and your pitiful response is to attack their practice? Sane people in the international community should be outraged that ANYONE could be subjected to such atrocities as forced organ harvesting and I don’t care what religion or race or gender or whatever idiotic rationale is used to justify this behaviour.

space889
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space889

@Enigma – And you are repeated propaganda of claims of a wide spread and ongoing practice that so far hasn’t had any firm proof yet. Care to provide some proof from independent third party that this is/was a wide spread practice authorized and practiced by the commie gov’t?

At least, we have proof of FaLun Gong sect preventing its followers from getting needed medical attention for themselves or family, families committing suicide looking for some mythetical golden wheels in their belly, etc, etc, etc…

But hey, whatever is convenient for you guys to use as a club right?

Oracle
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Oracle

Can we stop the Chinese bashing?

Its our policies that are the problem…The barbarians are in control.

Indians (my ethnicity) are starting to do the same thing. Selling land in India…and smuggling their money here somehow.

Oracle
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Oracle

Anyone with RE in the lower mainland should be more concerned with the climate tax.

This will add another 10% to your monthly expenses while the cost of rental housing goes up?

Can you afford another 20% rise in the cost of living? Not likely. Homeowners will just past the costs on to renters as population growth indicates they can.

carbon taxes will hurt renters more than homeowners,

watch and see.

HAMster
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HAMster

Over the next few years we will be facing massively increased carbon taxes. This will fuel (pun) inflation and guess what happens when inflation increases? That’s right kids… interest rates will go up.

franko
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@#1 ” The aim is to tax carbon emission ” For starters, Canada’s share of global carbon emission is less than 2% while China contributes a whopping 27%, and the US 17%. No surprise that western countries have and will continue to agree on immediate action while China’s commitments are nothing more than vague promises to conform at some future date. But the real kicker is that coal produces the most carbon based on energy output relative consumption. Of course, it was more convenient for Obama to veto Keystone XL than to mention anything about the filthy coal industry in his own backyard. Unfortunately, Trudeau seems to have bought into deception hook, line, and sinker while we are being ripped off at the pumps. The same car that costs me $70 to fill up in Vancouver, topped out at $19(us)… Read more »
patriotz
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@16: “it was more convenient for Obama to veto Keystone XL than to mention anything about the filthy coal industry in his own backyard.”

The US coal industry and its supporters have a different view of Obama:

This week President Obama slammed the industry with tougher-than-expected rules from the Environmental Protection Agency limiting power plant carbon emissions, which will accelerate an already huge shift from coal to natural gas and other alternatives… Coal advocates like Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky senator and Republican majority leader, have accused the president of an out-and-out “war on coal.”

However, as the article points out, the real bogeyman for the US coal industry is competition from cheap natural gas.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/business/energy-environment/coal-industry-wobbles-as-market-forces-slug-away.html?_r=0

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

>Sheep are buying it. Deservedly so?

thousands showed up downtown for ‘climate march’ and maybe a hundred showed up for ‘don’t have a million dollars’.

it’s democracy in action.

franko
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franko

It’s about time.

space889
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space889

@HAMster – One time tax increase is not a persistent increase in inflation rate which is what central banks are supposed to care about when setting interest rates. So if you are betting interest rate increase on that, good luck.

space889
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space889

@BBB – Did they also all drive their “eco-friendly” hybrid SUVs or minis, instead of walking, biking or taking public transit to the march? Maybe they should just switch from beef to pork/chicken, that will probably do more for climate changes than carbon tax which let’s face it, aren’t going to be really doing anything that would help the environment.

Also, wasn’t Earth a whole lot warmer 4000 or 5000 years ago? And we seems to got through that catastrophic hot period fine? Even without advanced technology?

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

Police ask public for help in identifying two young women involved in transit beating

Suspects attacked woman at Vancouver SkyTrain station after she asked them to stop shouting racist slurs

http://www.vancouversun.com/Police+public+help+identifying+young+women+involved+transit+beating/11554856/story.html?__lsa=af50-6a96

space889
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space889

@franko – per capita, Canada, and US are still the biggest polluters, and that’s excluding agriculture greenhouse emissions.

so yeah, very unlikely China will sacrifice economic growth for environment when on a per capita basis, the rate is still 50% or less than Western countries, and more than half of the country is still considered to be poor by even Chinese standards.

space889
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space889

@BBB – Hmmm…maybe this is why Vangrl is so quietly lately….lying low to avoid the cops?

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“Oil at US$35 would send Canadian home prices tumbling 26%, CMHC says”, Financial Post

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/mortgages-real-estate/oil-at-us35-would-send-canadian-home-prices-tumbling-26-cmhc-says

“Oil at US$35 a barrel for a period of five years would trigger a 26 per cent collapse in Canadian home prices, according to stress tests run by Canada’s housing agency.”

“The results were part of a slide presentation Evan Siddall, chief executive officer at Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp., gave Monday to a private audience in New York. “

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