Friday Free-for-all! July 28th 2017

It’s the end of another glamorous week in Vantucky 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:

Condo market smoking hot
Rich Chinese would rather live in LA
Speculation tax
Just say no to LNG
Fed rate unchanged
New bank rules

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

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bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
Abdul Lahazi
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Abdul Lahazi

Slippery snakes are all of them.

BubbleTea
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Is T2 the Manchurian Candidate for China?

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
history
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history

figuratively….
….at what point do the Chinese give out Hudson Bay blankets poisoned with small pox?

Abdul Lahazi
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Abdul Lahazi

This is what happens when there is too much of anything too fast. And the TPTB try to shut down debate by playing the “racist” card, hate speech, etc. because TPTB benefit from it while the average person suffers.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

How dare they play the racist card in response to racist graffiti! The scoundrels!

Combat roach
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Combat roach

Lame, try better.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

imagine the $hitstorm that would ensue if certain costco members were granted special access to merchandise at preferred “insider” pricing either before store opening and/or after hours OR for that matter, in demand items reserved and set aside over the phone by employees paid under the table with regular joe’s walking around in bewilderment during regular hours as shelves sit totally empty and prices climb higher and higher each time they visit.

history
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history

ive never shopped there. Are the janitors cute?

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

SCMP: A Chinese policy instrument is buying into a Vancouver mountain, and Canadian naivete is an inadequate response
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2103199/chinese-policy-instrument-buying-vancouver-mountain

Just me
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Just me

Thanks for sharing. The conclusion sums it up.

Canadians, mostly good capitalists, tend to accept that they are beholden to market forces. But as the Grouse sale demonstrates, they are also increasingly beholden the forces of Chinese state policy. This can be beneficial – certainly to the McLaughlins – but it’s a process that demands clear-eyed scrutiny.

history
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Believe me, the Capitalists and speculators dont care who they sell to. They are counting on debt not having any boundaries. After returning from their shopping derby at Costo, they go online to check who answered their AirBnB ad.

Abdul Lahazi
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Abdul Lahazi

Canadians are the most naive and stupid people on earth. The CDN government will not stop this type of thing until most of the country has been sold out for a few beans.

history
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http://mnpdebt.ca/en/blog/mnp-survey-ontarians-concerned-about-impact-of-interest-rate-hikes-and-potential-housing-bubble

When asked about their personal debt situation, the majority of Ontarians don’t feel optimistic. Six in ten (60%) rated their debt situation as less than good, while 14%rated their situation as bad

Positive Tip
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Positive Tip

Thousands of lonely hearts in Hong Kong are going on imaginary dates with virtual girlfriends using a new free VR app

Tech fans in Hong Kong can test out the VR app at a games fair today
Users slot their phones into a plastic headset and are then immersed on a date
Promoters of the app, which is known as ‘leoi yau’ or ‘VR travel friend’, said it was to help obsessive manga or anime fans to date

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4739192/Lonely-hearts-seek-virtual-girlfriends-Hong-Kong-fair.html

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

HK men, especially those anime / manga fans, are sissy men. They can’t talk to a real woman if their life depends on it. All this means is that the real men in HK, the ones from European stock will not have to do some overtime to keep the ladies of HK satisfied. Not a bad thing really….

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

and space889 (and all his aliases) would certainly know all about this…

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Space knows how to talk to his “masseuse” like a REAL man.

franko
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franko

Might be more effective than their dysfunctional One Child policy.

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“Terence Corcoran: A conflict of interests between BoC and Trudeau government?”, Financial Post

http://business.financialpost.com/opinion/terence-corcoran-a-conflict-of-interests-between-boc-and-the-trudeau-government/wcm/e234a1b3-1883-4f9c-9955-3ef9985e2a53

“In the context of the history of high conflicts surrounding the Bank of Canada and monetary policy, what we have today appears to be a micro dispute, or perhaps simply a disagreement.”

“The existence of a potential conflict was signaled in a Bloomberg News report Thursday which began with this sentence: “Officials within Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government are concerned the Bank of Canada is moving too quickly to raise interest rates, fearing higher borrowing costs could inadvertently trigger a downturn.””

Owen
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Owen

Why does he suggest a conflict-of-interest in the title? Here’s the original story so you don’t have to read the info as filtered by a moron:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-27/trudeau-officials-are-said-to-fear-impact-of-speedy-poloz-hikes

kabloona
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kabloona

Tru dat….Corcoran is total moron. Better to read the Bloomberg piece as it stands….

The Man
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Trudeau mad that he won’t be able to “turn the economy around on a dime” like a Chinese dictatorship.

Oracle
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Oracle

Been hacked guys.

Gonna play low for a while.

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

Adbul found you and torn you a new one?!

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Must be the sites you visit…

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Please don’t leave, Oracle!…….said nobody…..ever.

history
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history

link?

VanRant
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VanRant

Hey Canada and BC, here’s another thing to fix, fast!
Taxpayers also victims of ‘hot money’ behind Canada’s condo bubbles
Diane Francis: Speculators from abroad fuelling condo bubbles in Toronto and Vancouver are making huge profits and not paying tax, an insider says.
http://business.financialpost.com/diane-francis/taxpayers-also-victims-of-hot-money-behind-canadas-condo-bubbles/wcm/f029ad68-4951-49bb-ac37-c13adf29e5d3

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

An article from 2012? Really?

BubbleTea
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Has anything been done? Meanwhile Vancouver condos are sold in HK and China to speculators and prices are going through the roof!

Abdul Lahazi
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Abdul Lahazi

What’s changed since 2012?
Answer: nothing.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

It’s a sign that posters are trolling for negative articles and are too fucking stupid to check the date?

history
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there seems to be a lot of that these days. Perhaps what posters need to do is preface their bearish articles with the date stamp. The responders to the links should scrutinize every article they wish to comment. Noot always easy. Emotion is a good quality on this forum, and VCI admin is very leniant at times.

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Another option would be for posters to ignore that fucking piece of shit troll.

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Best place on meth

Krusty had 5 years to address condo flipping and did exactly zero.

Meanwhile, the rest of us taxpayers had to make up for the lost tax revenue through higher fees on everything.

Dave
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Christy Clark is now a realtor at New Coast Realty.

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I can’t believe New Locust is still in business with all the scummy shit they’ve pulled.

specialfx3000
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specialfx3000

She is just hoping David Eby falls for this and stops digging up her dirt. David must keep digging and don’t stop there… There’s also Fatty Coleman and the other clowns.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

not only still in business but many former employees who were feeling the heat jumped ship and moved to metro edge, nu stream etc and are continuing on business as usual…

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The worst BC premiere of all time has resigned.

kabloona
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kabloona
BubbleTea
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Getting ready to go to jail?

history
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history

she read my joke last night and passed out.

Abdul Lahazi
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Abdul Lahazi

Bad ones:
Christy Clark
Gordon Campbell
Glen Clark
Bill Vanderzalm

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BC doesn’t need any more Clarks, ever, just like the US doesn’t need any more Clintons or Bushes.

God forbid there should ever be another Turdeau running for PM as well.

history
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was Clark that bad? It seems he just got bad advise and was too naive to handle the Machevellian immigrants that, suddenly, didnt have to pay their dues to live in this amazing part of the world. His daughter is Back in Black, and Macphail has shown up too. Gonna get very interesting, if not already. NDP doesnt have to do much, just carry a big stick with a nail through it. When the salmon run, move in for the kill, swinging.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

so, what’s next for our former gangster-in-chief?

-cushy executive post at RE co
-adopt fake johnny depp/madonna-esque british accent and follow gordon campbell to the UK
-assume ben stewart’s former post in china
-write another tell all book no one will buy
-continue being a humongous pain in the rear as a tv or radio talk show host
-my bet is she disappears into the ether with her millions forever in an effort to stay out of jail

Whistler or Bust?
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Whistler or Bust?

Right. Worse that Glen Clark or Harcourt? How old are you?

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Best place on meth

Krusty had more scandals than both of them + Vander Zalm combined.

The two you mentioned had the decency to resign after one scandal, while the evil witch wouldn’t even consider it after multiple scandals.

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How much have foreign buyers affected Toronto’s housing market?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/how-much-have-foreign-buyers-affected-torontos-housing-market/article35698275/

John Pasalis, a Toronto realtor who analyzes industry statistics and has been waiting for the first concrete data, argues that even though they comprised less than 10 per cent of buyers, according to the government’s official figures, an influx of several thousand foreign investors sparked the frenzied conditions that led to pitched demand, massive price gains and tight inventory.

“When you’re in a market that is already competitive like Toronto … then it is a tipping point,” he said.

bullwhip29
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Combat roach
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Combat roach

Terrible, It will be tough to oust the crap given The Manchurian Candidate is currently in the top seat.

But Canadians remain largely uninformed, or sanguine. Many are following the lead of Trudeau, who is boldly, baldly pursuing more intimate ties with China’s imperious elite.

Trudeau has made it much easier for foreigners to buy up Canadian real estate and companies, by increasing the threshold at which foreign takeovers will be reviewed — to $1 billion.

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“Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is opposing a trade deal between China and Canada, citing concerns about human rights, labour standards and state-connected Chinese companies.

Giving China preferential access to the Canadian market “would threaten the jobs of workers and businesses in this country,” said Scheer, saying Trudeau is trying to “appease” China.”

Justin is a chip off the old Turd, and a danger to our country.

history
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history

Trudeau Junior reminds me of Neville Chamberlain. But no idea who would be Churchill. Someone very close to the FIRE. is my guess.

history
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history

Maybe Mark Carney.

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

Christy Clark resigns! Voluntarily? Or Kicked out?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/christy-clark-resigns-as-leader-of-b-c-liberal-party-1.4226286

Either way, NDP/Green just got at least 6 months, if not a year reprieve!

BubbleTea
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More corrupt attendee for T2’s cash-for-acess event.
China accuses Canadian-Chinese tycoon of major role in pyramid scheme.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/china-accuses-canadian-chinese-tycoon-of-major-role-in-pyramid-scheme/article35825459

paulb
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New
287
Price Change
120
Sold
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TI:9864

http://www.clivestevepaul.com

Best place on meth
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322 sales today or 125?

http://www.robchipman.net/

BubbleTea
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BubbleTea

I got a feeling its two days worth (yesterday and today).

BubbleTea
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BubbleTea

Say it isn’t so, now it’s mayor moonbean…
Mayor Gregor Robertson denies Vision Vancouver too closely tied to developers
http://globalnews.ca/news/3631915/mayor-gregor-robertson-denies-vision-vancouver-too-closely-tied-to-developers/

Abdul Lahazi
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Abdul Lahazi

There is so much money to be made by all involved that it is impossible not to be influenced by the developers.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

It’s not that hard, just make union and corporate donations illegal at all levels of government and put a $100 cap on individual donations.

history
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history

The trades are getting a bit stretched. I would hazard a guess that developers are minding who has the workforce to start projects, let alone who has the manpower to finish projects.

Greedy FIRE pigs dont factor manpower efficiently. They suddenly realise the slaves arent there for them, then BANG, they get a margin call.

history
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and if you’re wondering Who are the trades… they aint PROC squelers, too busy racing Ferraris and giving ICBC pelican brief (lawyer grief)

Diadora
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Diadora

While Australia is warning China to keep out of its affairs, T2 has open the door open wide for China.
“The Sidewinder Project concluded in the late 1990s that China remains one of the greatest ongoing threats to Canada’s national security and Canadian industry.”
http://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/douglas-todd-does-chinas-money-threaten-canadas-sovereignty

patriotz
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“While Australia is warning China to keep out of its affairs”

Is that a joke? Oz allows foreign political donations (i.e. from China) at the national level. Only BC does in Canada, and that will soon end. Oz has a free trade deal with China, in effect for over a year now. There is far more Chinese investment (RE and otherwise) in Oz than in Canada. And so on.

Australia’s political donations system is a joke

Abdul Lahazi
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Abdul Lahazi

Dog rescued from Mercedes at Lougheed Mall, on a day that hit 22 degrees:

http://globalnews.ca/news/3633883/dog-rescued-lougheed-mall-hot-day/?utm_source=Article&utm_medium=MostPopular&utm_campaign=2014

Late model Merc. Toy dog. It adds up to… you guessed it… Chineze driver. Probably female.

history
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history

Strange she would keep the dog in the vehicle. Pet owners have considerable power in society today. They can take there animal just about anywhere. This is the owners sin, not exercising the ‘richer than you think’ meme. Observe anyone with a pet, and the personal power boost it gives them over non pet owners. It comes with home ownership, since their is a positive correlation between the two. Merc driver needs to get with the program, she is insulting the power creed of passive debt pig nation.

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

You need med and medical help. Get it soon.

Combat roach
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Combat roach

I am sure you drink hot water and eat a lots of garlic.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

You’re pretty dumb, even for somebody who enjoys neo-Nazi websites.

Abdul Lahazi
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Abdul Lahazi

I may be mistaken. It might have been one of those money-laundering, greedy, materialistic, ostentatious Norwegians.

BubbleTea
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Hope it’s true: CRA Targets Speculators of Vancouver Real Estate
http://vancitycondoguide.com/cra-targets-speculators-vancouver-real-estate/
It’s believed many foreign buyers who don’t principally live in Canada, but claim they do, are evading a 25% capital gains tax on the sale of homes.

Diadora
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“Strong foreign demand despite new tax”
In spite of a new 15% tax on ­foreign buyers levied by the provincial govern­ment of British Columbia since last August, demand from foreign ­buyers has been resilient, says ­Fehon, who estimates that 35% of JOYCE’s ­buyers are from overseas.
http://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/westbanks-luxury-residences-vancouver-have-global-appeal
More taxes and crackdown please.

Abdul Lahazi
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Abdul Lahazi

These would be pre-sale flippers where the 15% tax does not apply.

history
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birth rates in these cities are very low now. Proc is simply fufilling its duty to the UN.

Fehon….. “When considering a purchase in Vancouver, most of our clients do not compare it with ­another property in Vancouver,” he says. “They compare it with a purchase in ­London, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, ­Tokyo, Sydney or Melbourne.”

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In honour of Christy Clark’s resignation and future incarceration, let’s take a moment (or several hours) to review the numerous examples of scandals, lies, boondoggles, crimes, corruption, cronyism, manslaughter, cover-ups, deceit, delays, incompetence, payola, greed, oh god….I could go on and on…

Let’s just review, shall we?

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/04/04/BC-Liberal-Falsehoods-Scandals-Clark/

Just me
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Just me

Cheers to that.
She is out (although she is like the Terminator….I always fear she might reincarnate into another political life).

Who knows, if the BC Liberals elect someone honest (that rules out people like Andrew Wilkonson and Mike DeJong) I might just vote for them next round.

It all depends on how well the NDP does on housing: if they tackle Chinese money inflows and reduce their influence, kudos. If not, good bye…..

bullwhip29
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there is an outside chance the libs have a ringer of a replacement ready and waiting to pounce and are pulling a rope-a-dope manoeuvre hoping the NDP calls for a snap election and gets caught with their pants down. we’ll see…

Mick Murphy
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Mick Murphy
Combat roach
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Combat roach

It’s alright, they are domestic animals in some advanced cultures and have holly status beside being outmost delicacy.

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

This blog is becoming a blog for the extreme. Shut it down.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

What? And deprive us all of your many witty, insightful comments?

Just me
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Just me

People like you and SIDA have become the extremes in Vancouver. Most reasonable people can by now see through you and understand that there is an issue with legality, corruption and inflows of dirty money into out RE market.
The more you play the race card and insult other posters, the more people realize your game is up.

This is about money. Race is a sideshow.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Calling out when morons here use racial slurs is hardly “playing the race card”, dumbass.

Just me
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Just me

Resorting to profanities is harfly a sign of strength.
Anyway, the more you try to defend the indefensible behaviour of “foreign investors” the more you show your cards.
People are starting to realize the game that is being played. And they are fed up.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Stop trying to make yourself a victim.

And as for “indefensible”, you seem to have an odd moral compass as you’re quite happy to support others when they’re citing neo-Nazi websites and hurling racial slurs around (on a real estate blog no less).Yet you whine and pretend that you’re being treated unfairly, as if your opinions are somehow to be treated seriously. Pathetic.

You will not ever call out the foul behaviour here because you silently condone it. And what’s worse is you think nobody has noticed.

Just me
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Just me

I think you need to chill out man. Have a glass of wine and watch the fireworks. I am sure that Chinese millionaires are not as stressed out as yourself.

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

Haters will hate. You have too much jealousy to the successful people. Whoever in violation of the law, there will be appropriate enforcement to deal with it. Blaming others on your misfortune leads you nowhere. If you wanna make real change, run for office.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Thanks Victor Wong, you fucking loser.

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

You know why people swear right? It is the lack of communication skills, and lack of words to express thoughts. Victor Wong is a successful realtor. Talk to him, he might be able to help your family .

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Resorting to profanities is harfly a sign of strength.

Isn’t that right Just Me, you fucking hypocrite?

Combat roach
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Combat roach

I always have outstanding purgative enlightenment whenever yours traditional wisdoms speaks. You are definitely unique, high-end imbecile.

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

You are so smart, why are you still paying tent? Oh wait , you are going to blame somebody.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Another random sequence of words from the trollbot. Did you malfunction?

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Commie scum respond:

China is betting that U.S. President Donald Trump won’t make good on his threats of a military strike against North Korea

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-29/china-bets-trump-won-t-resort-to-military-strike-on-north-korea

It’s pretty damn racist to use the word “betting”, isn’t it?

Stereotyping the sinomen as some kind of gamblers.

Rude.

Just rude.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

You mean the toddler president who said a North Korean ICBM “Won’t happen!” is now looking for anybody to point the finger of blame at, whilst simultaneously claiming to be an expert dealmaker? What a joke.

Diadora
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Rich Coleman said it best. “We should never FORGIVE what Christy Clark has done for BC… I mean we should never FORGET….”

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

He is right. She left BC with Lowest unemployment rate in the country. Just watch the social list burn this province debt.

Just me
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Just me

Yes. We generated a lot of Starbucks and temp jobs. Just what we need to afford the cost of life in the city.
Give me a break.

squeak
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squeak

Or…There was what appeared to be a large drug bust in my neighbourhood ( a beautiful area), with police dogs and police carrying machine guns (looked like it). Drug manufacturing careers for the young? Tax free and lots of money without a 8 to 5 obligation. Does not seem the gov has turned a blind eye to this compared to the billions of illegal foreign moolah zapped in to this banana republic.

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When Fat Bastard shed those tears about her leaving, it was like watching a scene from one of the great mobster movies.

No joke, the Liberals ran this province the way Putin runs Russia.

Harry Wang
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Harry Wang

Man takes “Upskirt” picture at Richmond Oval T&T location

http://imgur.com/a/mvkrk

Combat roach
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Combat roach

Spaceshit at work?

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bestplaceonearth

best place on meth, did you do it?

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