Friday Free-for-all! Lucky January 8th 2016

You’re about a week into a brand new year, how does it feel?

It feels pretty good.

It’s also the end of another work week and that means it’s time for another Friday Free-for-all! This is our regular end of the week news roundup and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.  Here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

It’s that time of the year again
The ideal housing economy
China stocks down, prices up?
Taxes might limit house profits
Expect mortgage rate hikes
Lack of market regulation
Money flows like water
Benefits of a weak dollar

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

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patriotz
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“Toronto’s not a bubble by any definition,” Pasalis said. (president of Realosophy, a Toronto real-estate firm)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/5-reasons-toronto-house-prices-won-t-crash-in-2016-1.3393299

Investors are prepared to buy houses they will rent out at a loss, just because they think prices will keep rising—the very definition of a financial bubble.

http://www.economist.com/node/4079027

patriotz
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w
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w

Just because Economist magazine uses one definition of ‘bubble’ doesn’t mean everyone is using that definition.

vangrl
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vangrl

Ya I’m logged in, and can comment, but I can’t vote. No one else having this issue?

vangrl
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vangrl

This scenario would be perfect for Space

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
Bull! Bull! Bull!
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Bull! Bull! Bull!

didn’t Oracle warn about things like this? wasn’t he called ‘racist’ and ‘inhuman’ for questioning the refugee flows into europe?

Cologne New Year’s Eve assault suspects include 18 asylum seekers

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cologne-suspects-identified-1.3394901

I'm with Stupid ^
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I'm with Stupid ^

http://globalnews.ca/news/2438650/how-to-legally-defer-paying-your-property-taxes-in-british-columbia/

Having a few friends share this on my social media, if it was from HAM people would be up in arms saying they are gaming the system. But for locals its gr8 and perfectly ok!

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

@8

> But for locals its gr8 and perfectly ok!

from your article:

It isn’t fair, but it’s a program that the government offers and I think people would be foolish not to take advantage of it,” says Michael Geller, a local real estate consultant.

“When you think about it, it is absurd.”

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

and do u really think HAM isn’t also taking advantage of that program already?

Yunak
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Yunak

@10

Why do you think that grandparents are always part of the HAM package when settling here beside getting them on medical and other subsidies services. If it is available then must be taken.

elvince
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elvince

@w #3:
Yeah, let’s all use different definitions for the same word. A car is a vehicule that flies in the air, and a plane is a 4 wheeled vehicle we regularly see on the road.

That shouldn’t be confusing.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

@4

Same here, I’m logged in but my votes don’t register.

This blog must have been made in China, it’s falling apart.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
vangrl
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vangrl

BPOM

Odd that it’s you and I?

Is Space responsible?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

If Yunak also can’t vote then I would say it’s most likely.

Yunak
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Yunak

I am not logged in (not registered) and can vote. It is a bit strange.

Yunak
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Yunak

@17

Just voted you up while not being logged in. It is reverse what Pope advised.

Urbain
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Urbain

I can’t vote today either and I’m not a regular poster.

Something that may be of interest to you all, the proliferation of shell companies dealing in Las Angeles real estate: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/15/us/shell-company-bel-air-mansion.html?WT.mc_id=2016-KWP-INTL_AUD_DEV&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=IntlAudDev&kwp_0=85985&kwp_4=450402&kwp_1=253670&_r=0

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

@19

Hacking seems to be a real problem on WordPress sites.

https://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

just an example of how business is conducted these days. not only is technology being blatantly ripped off, these cocky, in your face a-holes are doing it on someone else’s turf without a care in the world.

http://www.vancouversun.com/chinese+hoverboard+booth+raided+marshals+after+silicon+valley+startup/11639375/story.html

Chabar
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Chabar

@21

WordPress… guess naive as Canada is, easy to take advantage of when it comes to particulars. People did something for good reason to communicate, to share, develop community, exchange thoughts, etc. I assume they didn’t think that some crap like 50-cent or Politburo will get deeply involved to spread their propaganda and influence.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

pot shares surging on this news
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/world/98we+have+mexican+drug+lord+joaquin+98el+chapo+guzman/11639346/story.html

>>>lol…great news for all in grow-op central and a nice shot in the arm for the local economy.

VCI Admin
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We changed the vote check to one vote per IP so that anonymous readers would be able to vote a couple of days ago, but it looks like that has it’s own issues, so we’ve just gone back to logged in voters. That fix the issues for those of you who weren’t able to vote?

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