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Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

The new said another NDP mla want to run for Vancouver mayor chair. If he does, this ciy is doomed.

Dave
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I don’t like Spencer. I’ve dealt with him and I think he’s quite two faced. Tells you one thing and does another. If you want another typical wanker politician, he’s your guy.

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Lost,... but not leased

According to NEWS 1130..

Horgan and Eby are going to get very very very VERY tough with distracted drivers……YESSIR !!!
Increased fines and ICBC premiums..YESSIR

..******even though a retired cop did an FOI and determined perhaps (2) accidents could be attributed to this…

There ya go NDPers.
…….desperation for brownie points to suckers that voted for them….and the terminally useless RCMP to enFARCE it.

Oracle
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Oracle

That organization is corrupt and they’ve paid to play. They make sure all the medical system, lawyers, body shops, and especially Autoplan licence holders get paid.

YVR
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YVR

A simple way to reduce everyone’s premium by $100 or more per year is to get rid of the requirement to renew your insurance through an Autoplan insurance agent. I renew every other type of insurance online or by mailing a cheque directly to the insurance company. Just more proof government insurance is not efficient. They are too worried about pissing off the insurance agents over what is good for the ICBC customers or their own bottom line. All politics.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

I get it, can’t resist checking your Grinder messages while you’re driving?

paulb
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New
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Price Change
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TI:8175

http://www.clivestevepaul.com

Screwed
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Screwed

When will these idiots dry up?

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

I expect a huge listings day on Monday >400

Donkey
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Nothing will change. If it’s over 400 listing, find me near metrotown and I will give you one of my GTRs or if you wish you can have my G65. Ask for donkey. But if you lose what your willing to give up?

Name
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Name

do you have any idea how silly you sound?

Name
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Name

i’m seeing a big spike up of sfh ‘for sale’ signs in my travels …

Lost,... but not leased
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Lost,... but not leased

SFH correction is good…long overdue…but prices will eventually stabilize.

Its Non- detached.. ie stratas….condos etc that will get a shite kicking…and the longer this market is not reined in ..aka correction..and goes up..the greater the fall. This market is what will create RE armaggedon.

One can foresee a spectrum of disasters…ie 1/2 finished buildings…stratas full of desperate sellers….overwhelmed bankruptcy and divorce lawyers..etc etc. ……ugly !!!

SFH…. after correction ….may have enough equity to buy stratas for pennies on the dollar.

ostritch
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ostritch

Then they let the first time buyers back in and it starts again

Lost,... but not leased
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Lost,... but not leased

paulb
Why does Total Inventory tend to hover around 8, 000…. +/- 200 ?

ostritch
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ostritch

Because he focuses on central Vancouver where the sales are My hood is still parabolic.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Because listings are being added at almost the same rate they’re being removed/sold?

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

China Presses Internet Censorship Across The Globe…American tech giants bow…

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/technology/china-technology-censorship-borders-expansion.html

Lost,... but not leased
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Lost,... but not leased

BREAKING NEWS.

They caught Mr. Kung Fu Librarian Basher…

backwardsevolution
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backwardsevolution

Good, assault caught on camera. Charge him. If he is not a citizen, deport him. He could have seriously injured this woman. This is how they act when they don’t get their way. That’s because they feel we are the “foreigners”.

Diadora
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Diadora

Cpl. Hwang alluded to people misjudging the incident.
What!!!! The video lied?

Lost,... but not leased
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Lost,... but not leased

Cpl Hwang ??

Request change of venue.
.Hwang is a Scottish name…..clearly remnant of British Imperialism..

Mr Kung Fu and Lawyer can claim DISCRIMINATION..and so they should…like Jamie Bacon
VCI posters can sign the petition and pa$$ the hat.

PS : SIDA and SeeSaw…how much can we put you down for ?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

OMG it’s like living in “Idiocracy”.

Laibach
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Laibach

Lol

…while Vancouver’s detached home market is beginning to enter into a buyers’ market.

what a fucking joke, buyer’s market…

https://www.northdeltareporter.com/business/home-sales-in-vancouver-fall-9-in-february/

backwardsevolution
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backwardsevolution

Laibach – oh, it’s a comin’.

UBC in crisis
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UBC in crisis

Yeah, every criminal is mentally ill. The legal system is sick!
http://www.richmond-news.com/news/police-identify-richmond-librarian-kicker-1.23190390

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

what happened to my avatar?

Confucius
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Confucius

What’s the diagnosis? Delusional real estate investor?

Laibach
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Laibach

Yeah right, probably they were former lovers and he got upset and kicked his darling…

“Police say the assault was unrelated to the housing for homeless community event that was being held at the library at the time.

“This was an isolated incident that was not racially or ethnically motivated,” said Cpl. Hwang. “We remind people to exercise a critical lens in what they see, hear, or read before any judgements are made.”

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-220170-3-.htm

backwardsevolution
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backwardsevolution

Laibach – “Police say the assault was unrelated to the housing for homeless community event.”

Yeah, riiiiiight! He was just there to get out of the cold, and the reflexes in his left leg just happened to spasm with great force into the stomach of a woman he wasn’t really talking to at all (don’t believe the camera).

Or maybe he thought it was his martial arts class. Everybody was Kung Fu fighting!

Or maybe he’s just a dick who wasn’t getting his way?

Name
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Name

what kind of animal assaults an old librarian? how sick is that?

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

Listen to Hwang…don’t jump to conclusions. There’s probably a perfectly reasonable explanation why he would violently kick a peaceful old librarian. And keep in mind, this assault is still ‘alleged’

Specuskeptic
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The cops have to keep mum on this. If they say something and it fucks up the case, imagine the howling…. I’d rather they be quiet and do it right.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

That’s not what he’s saying, dumbass.

Raincity
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Raincity

That locust punching the old lady is a symbol of locusts punching Vancouverites in the real estate gut, and then fleeing when the market collapses!

Oracle
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Oracle

And looks like the locusts (I’m going to start calling them that from now on) are actually fighting back. Got a request from rcmp for fingerprints. Like WTF?

Guess they are scared that the people might turn to nationalism. Go Trump!!!!!!

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Seems I’ve gotten more and more people correctly referring to them locusts, which is great.

I wish I could say my work is done here, but they’re still not being deported by the thousands so there is much more to do.

I will continue to work tirelessly and spread as much contempt and hostility towards these enemy vermin from the communist motherland as I possibly can.

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Lost,...but not leased

And how shall we address you? Scum?

Why the futile attempt here? Head south and join them

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

Please explain this rcmp request?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

(He won’t explain it)

Lost,... but not leased
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Lost,... but not leased

Breaking News..

THEY CAUGHT MR. KUNG FU aka Librarian basher…. !!!!!!

Oracle
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Oracle

He’s probably here on 10 yr visa. They’ll deport him. Then he comes back under another alias. A western adopted name. Hahaha

Slava
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Slava

We should get Stanlee Parka and Mr. Kung-fu together as the dynamic duo against evil elderly librarians.
Maybe it’s a brother and sister team.

Oracle
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Oracle

Stah Li Pak Kung Foo!!!!

OK.

UBC in crisis
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UBC in crisis

The large factor for Van RE price:
https://youtu.be/x_I36tzEHxQ

backwardsevolution
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backwardsevolution

UBC in crisis – that was funny! Thanks for posting that.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

We got China wrong. Now what?

Now it’s evident China has been gaining leverage over the political and economic leaders of the United States, and has learned how to make them defer to its norms.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-got-china-wrong-now-what/2018/02/28/39e61c0e-1caa-11e8-ae5a-16e60e4605f3_story.html?utm_term=.36a65d043191

Oracle
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Oracle

Trump and the USA need to fix China and put them in their place. I back the USA 100%

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Lost,...but not leased

You need to be fixed. And put back where you belong – trash bin

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Lost,... but not leased

Do a GOOGLE search on Clinton and Mainland China…

Good old Arkansas boy President Clinton was selling secrets to China…Lewinsky scandal was a red herring.

Other good old Arkansas boy Sam Walton founded WalMart….( which much evidence suggests is weaponized local economy destroyer)….WalMart lead the charge to ..drum roll……major player in .outsourcing jobs to China.

Clinton, as Governor of Arkansas, had the notorious MENA airport whereby the CIA was bringing in drugs from South America..

……..Figured it out yet ????

backwardsevolution
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backwardsevolution

Bill Clinton is a dirty politician. One of the dirtiest there is, very sleazy and unprincipled. He has done a lot of harm to the U.S., but he sure as heck benefitted the U.S. multinational corporations who shipped all the jobs to China. I hope they throw the book at him over the Clinton Foundation.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

As dirty as Bill was, he’s a lightweight compared to his evil wife.

ostritch
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ostritch

Every once in a while someone gathers up nOrm MacDonalds old SNL Clinton jokes about his dirty deals with China. And posts them on YouTube

patriotz
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Just me
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Just me

The misconception is that people are against the tax. The opposite is true.
There is a large majority of B.C. residents (cutting through income, race, ownership,status) that strongly support housin* taxes like the ones proposed by the NDP.

They will become more popular if they stick to their guns.

patriotz
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The speculation tax will target foreign and domestic speculators in BC. These are homeowners who have removed their units from BC’s long-term housing stock – meaning they are not owner-occupied or a qualifying long-term rental property. Satellite families – households with high worldwide income that pay little income tax in BC – will also be captured by the tax.

Note “also”. I read this as satellite families will be taxed even on their principle residences.

YVR
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YVR

Only problem is $200 million revenue budgeted does not add up. That is 5000 houses taxed at an average $2M valuation. You could collect that amount from one small neighborhood of HAM families.

Oracle
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Oracle

“I pay $97 annual income tax. OK. Help us Patriotz. OK.”

Why are you surprised that they’ll pay it on their “PRinciple Res”??? FFS if they are a non permanent resident or one member of couple lives overseas, then that is their primary res overseas.

Got it traitor?

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

Hmmm, would love the BC gov to provide more details on this. Is this only if they are not citizens or permanent residents? Because if they are citizens or PRs, then I assume every owner operator would be subject to this tax if they are paying low or no tax, correct? That would be great, if true as it would capture tax from local criminals or tax cheats if that was the case.

Just me
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Just me

That is exactly my reading. Anything else would have very limited bite.
And we need serious reform.
Why knows we do.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

I’m copying over a comment from this article since it brings up a good point. Curious if anyone here knows anything on this:
“Anyone know how this tax is captured with satellite families if these families are living in the home…since they would be owner/occupiers…or is it just a case where they will get dinged for any additional properties that are left vacant? If the latter is the case, then I think this tax is missing only solving part of the problem.”

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“Banks partly to blame for Vancouver housing crisis: union”, Vancouver Courier

http://www.vancourier.com/real-estate/banks-partly-to-blame-for-vancouver-housing-crisis-union-1.23188617

“In its report Building an Affordable BC, the union identifies a series of contributing factors to the housing crisis, including the seldom-addressed issue of whether financial institutions actively encourage high-priced mortgages so that they receive higher interest repayments, and therefore cause prices continue to spiral further upwards.”

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Banks partly to blame ??? Banks are not much better than criminals…there loans are effectively extortion MEETS money laundering. It’s all a game. Something gets hot in an economy( perhaps juiced/primed by the central bank ). Most recently, it was low interest rates, nonwithstanding Chinese investment. QUESTION: Was Chinese investment a coincidence, or perhaps it was meant to prime the pump….. aka a catalyst… as an excuse to draw in locals into FOMO mode, and thus create a massive RE Ponzi scheme. Regardless, banks were able to exploit the market until such time as the Gov’t and regulators stepped in. Banks, at least Big 5 in Canada are fully aware their actions will be insured by CMHC…so in essence the banks goal is to hit this regulatory ceiling (aka B20….. stress tests….OSFI )asap, and have all their bases covered. Then… Read more »
Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Of course it’s the buyers who are to blame for choosing (of their own free will) to borrow their brains out for no justifiable reason.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
Slava
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Slava

This is the behaviour of Mandarin Chinese Entitlement, “We have money that means that this city is for us and we do what we want.”

When they stop getting their way, they lash out like 5 year olds (like this clone) by physically kicking the opposing party.
Just very primitive uncultured people due from a primitive “communist” society.

Oracle
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Oracle

Bingo! Absolutely correct.

This is what I’ve been warning of for years only to be ridiculed. Just wait until this demographic gets a huge majority in the lower mainland.

White Seniors in care homes will be literally be abused and never given baths. And kicked. Wait and see. Or act now.

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Lost,...but not leased

Don’t worry, you will continue to be ridiculed. Keep hallucinating.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
>>> this little $hithead needs to man up and do the right thing before he digs himself (and his people) a deeper hole. i suppose if his objective was to fan the flames of fire already in the process of being ramped up, then congrats to him. anyway, for starters, it very much appears that he is local student who mingles with dozens, if not hundreds of the same people (incl teachers and other admin staff) on a daily, so it is next to impossible that someone will not recognize him. second of all, this idiot was caught on video doing the deed and fleeing the scene like a rat off a sinking ship. i will be watching how this unfolds very carefully as friends, family members, citizens of Rmd and authorities decide how they should handle or even spin… Read more »
Slava
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Slava

This is what happens when communist primitives come to money and and the local boomer establishment falls over themselves, bending backwards to get their money: COLONIZATION!

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Lost,... but not leased

Another example of Sino Exhaustion…Mr Kung Fu is more a symbol of Chinese attitudes to rest of us.

Asian driver kills cyclist = slap on wrist….Empty homes…..ICBC near bankrupt….protest against container cities….Locust suing locusts…money laundering…….fentanyl…no respect for local customs…Chinese only signs….politicians sino ass- kissing.

Can it get much worse….?????

Oracle
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Oracle

The kicker has committed a crime. Period. Let the law deals with it.

You are just a loser trying hard to catch every little opportunity to fan racism! Don’t even get me started to list out white criminals and trash like you

Laibach
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Laibach

It is all part of their culture therefore in multicultural societies being against these manifestations of foreign culture should be considered racist. By doing so multicultural society over regular idiots supports such culture until it becomes a part of the mainstream. Exactly the case which we are experiencing currently in Metro Vancouver.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

We’d expect nothing else from the resident morons but to try and present this as an example of cultural behaviour.

Laibach
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Laibach

Even imbecile should be able sometimes to question a settled opinion but apparently, there are hopeless cases…

“There may be the case when some behaviors – according to Western standards – are seen as immoral and wrong, but in another cultural context, such behaviors are allowed to happen, as proper ways of behaving. China may serve as an example of the country where cultural legitimization of lying and cheating occurs. It means that the culture defines conditions and specifies principles according to which lying and cheating are not considered wrong acts, they are even desirable. Rules governing Chinese society, permitting this kind of behaviors, are based on Confucius’ morality system, and on collectivistic and particularistic aspects of Chinese culture.

How Do Others Deceive? Cultural Aspects of Lying and Cheating

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304248965_How_Do_Others_Deceive_Cultural_Aspects_of_Lying_and_Cheating

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Sick of these ungrateful 3rd worlders… Always insulting and denigrating nations and citizen of Western Civilization roots. Which way is the immigration tide flowing ?….are many Caucasians flooding to India..China, Vietnam….Africa. No culture is without “sin”…but “don’t come here and shit on our heads and make us thank you for a hat”. Up until EXPO 86..most 3rd worlders that immigrated usually integrated into a western culture by 2nd generation. Thus…why did our alleged ” elected representatives” allow such a major onslaught of certain race of immigrants …..aka a literal tidal wave…to the point they created such a critical mass that they had no need to integrate but simply establish an ever increasing colony of there homeland here. No other defineable/distinct group in Canada’s history was ever granted such an exception/privilege. Using biological/ecosystem analogy..literal invasive species that continues to displace what… Read more »
bestplaceonearth
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bestplaceonearth

Soon the police will find this cowardice guy. If he is not Canadian, take back the visa and kick him out of the country. There is no need to spin this any other way.
There were so many men around, and they let him get away.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

paging KickThemOut…where are you at? how come so silent today?

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

he’s an agitator plant by the poverty industry – ie. one of the bears…

likely someone on this very blog according to the current rumour mill.

Slava
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Slava

The above comment is very beneficial as a case study of mental illness utilizing trolling as an outlet.

Sebastien
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Sebastien
Sebastien
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Sebastien

Bulls seem to obsess/masturbate about the fact that bears “got it wrong” for the last decade. Yes, bears “missed” the opportunity of rising asset inflation but if you take into account all the extra costs of homeownership ( condo fees, insurance, parking lot snow removal, etc…), it wasn’t that of a loss. They also missed the meta-opportunity costs: Can’t move easily for a job, can’t go out because you have to fix/renovate the house, etc…

Also, since when patience is seen as wrong?

patriotz
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If anyone who bought in the last decade (excepting the last year perhaps) sells NOW they will be ahead of renting. That’s pretty clear.

What’s also clear is that all of these people are not going to sell now nor can they all sell now. What isn’t clear is which of them will be ahead at some uncertain time in the future. It’s almost certain that interest rates in the future will be a good deal higher, and we will have a provincial government around for at least a term that is committed to lower prices.

Slava
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Slava

And that is the point. Many bought homes to lives in them long term, and not plan to sell them in ten years time. Therefore those people are not ahead except in higher property taxes, etc.

By the time they finish paying off said mortgage they will have paid over double over the original price they paid for their home. In these interesting times, this is not called “being ahead”.

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

Apparently Sebastian recently discovered Garth’s lie blog and has been seduced to think renters have somehow been winning all this time.

Intelligent bears gave up that argument long ago because it is discredited and has been conclusively demonstrated to be false.

Poor Sebastian has a long hard road to travel to the truth.

Slava
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Slava

Selling out your city to Chinese Money is what you claim to have done, and what others did.
I am sure you like the results of Colonization.

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

Why are you blaming me, idiot Slava? I was not running the province at the time nor do I support the locust horde. I am just married to truth for its own sake, a-hole.

Slava
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Slava

Potty Mouth Strata Jack off, If someone is not interesting in flipping, but buying a home to live in for a long time, renting is/was always better option. Nobody could predict at that time that crazy prices would get even crazier, it was and is always a risk to assume so.

If you have one residence with actual equity (not majority of it owned by lender) you have to buy a new home, which also increased in value so there is no gain, unless you wanted to move out far away to the boonies.
If one can save money and not be dependent on forced savings of a mortgage, they are ahead.

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

Sure, dolboyob Slava, just keep wish projecting on how well you renters are doing. I won’t interrupt your fantasy, whose intensity has seemingly been reignited by the false hope of the NDP.

Slava
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Slava

No rational rebuttal, means losing the debate. Thank you for that suko.
I am guessing you are a renter, or neck deep in debt and afraid. It’s ok to pretend otherwise here, anonymously online, realtor.

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

Slava,

I find your line of argument bizarre. Why do you care if I am a renter or owner? I never claimed to be either, I merely presented an argument based on what I believe to be the truth. I don’t come here to seek affirmation of my personal circumstances, unlike some people. I am merely interested in the objective arguments on both sides and the future of my country for my children.

The fact that you are obsessed with my personal situation merely reveals your insecurity about your own.

So you’ve concluded that I am BOTH a renter and a realtor. Well done.

Any you somehow think you won the argument? I think it is completely reasonable not to waste time on a dimwit like you.

Slava
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Slava

I can see that my previous comment prompted somewhat of a ration rebuttal. Well done!
However your argument is actually not the truth, as shown above.
And as per my guess, there is no reason why someone can’t be a renter, realtor and neck deep in debt all at the same time,. You can claim anything, anonymously online. That is the point, dumb-ass.

Slava
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Slava

*rational

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

Since the bears didn’t move out of town for the job in the last decade, and most people don’t, is that really an issue / negative to the bulls? You think the landlords do all of the above out of charity? You are paying for it through rent. And I’m sure those annual move is costless either. Or maybe you like Ottawa dreary weather.

lastly, opportunity cost?! You mean Garth Turner’s special calculation to make home owning looks more expensive than it really is so people will sell and put their house money with his firm? If you include opportunity cost in with every purchase / investment decision, you will almost never ever buy / invest in anything. Maybe you should learn what opportunity cost is really used for.

Slava
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Slava

Hey mental patient: Having a couple of hundred Gs saved up because of renting is also pretty good, much better than than 10 year Home Buyer (not flipper) Neck Deep in Debt in these interesting times:)

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

You can be anyone in your dreams, the sad part is that you usually have to wake up.

Slava
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Slava

Exactly. And only the person claiming knows, not you or anyone else on this anonymous blog:)
The nightmare is someone who bought less than 10 years ago to live in their home(not flip), now in these interesting times:)

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

Sure Slava,

Easy to brag about all the money in your portfolio when you post anonomously over the internet. But really you are just another broke ass renter who has no idea if he will have a place to live next year. Go back to Garth’s blog where you can commiserate and wish project with other broke ass renters.

Slava
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Slava

Lol. Enjoy the jealousy and being neck deep in debt.
And you are correct, anyone can be anyone, anonymously on this blog:)
Have a nice life.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Can you at least both agree that Sebastien is a moron?

bestplaceonearth
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bestplaceonearth

Really? All sides have been beating this home ownership vs renting, opportunity cost to death already since 2004. Now you want to bring it back? Give it a rest.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Yes, where Angloman and his gf made over $100K in 2 years on a condo he probably spent double that on snow removal.

Sebastien
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Sebastien

Quick Question: If a locust is underwater on his/her mortgage, can he/she just bail and leave the country?

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

The answer to that is yes.

Laibach
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Laibach

Looks like they’ll be fine underwater, quite resilient.

“We were therefore very surprised to find that locusts are perfectly prepared to enter the water and go for a swim, or even to walk under water.”

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~wjh/jumping/weird_stuff.htm

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

and what if the original loan application was populated with fraudulent info that the bank failed to verify properly? i say the financial institution will just sweep it under the carpet and never talk about it openly (unless of course the problem is revealed to be widespread and systemic as we saw with HCG)

Dave
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It depends on what they have left in China. For some, staying would make the most sense and others not.

I tend to think the location where they hold a gun to your head is the one that gets paid first and the location with clueless idiots as bureaucrats the one you pay last. For that reason, if there is a debt default problem in China, overseas assets will be the first positions they unwind.

patriotz
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Sure, we don’t have debtors prisons. But the question is where would they go and why? Would they rather go back to China, or would they rather settle on the mortgage or declare bankruptcy, and stay in Canada?

patriotz
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https://biv.com/article/2018/03/most-bc-residents-support-foreign-buyer-tax-increase-and-new-speculation-tax-poll

The vast majority of British Columbians said they support key elements of the NDP government’s proposals outlined in the 2018 provincial budget revealed February 20, according to the results of an Insights West poll released March 1…. The highest support (90%) was from those who voted for the NDP in the 2017 election, followed by the BC Greens (79%) and the BC Liberals (75%).

Just me
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Just me

No surprise here. I have been saying this for years.
The NDP will do well at the polls if they are tough on you so and trigger lower prices.
BC residents would e balpiezt with a much lower or so of you so h costs, for themselves and their kids.

House prices were the main reason Kristy lost the last election.

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

Bullshit. If there’s a major 90s style meltdown in prices the NDP will get the boot.

Bears always overestimate their strength and numbers and underestimate the unintended consequences that will occur in a crash.

I think Horgan knows that and is trying to tread carefully.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

Well, you can win a majority in this province with 40% of the popular vote, unless of course PR passes. I would say that 40% of voters in this province want prices to tank since they are not owners. Also, there will be a % of owners that also want prices to tank. ie. parents or grandparents that don’t want their children or grandchildren moving away because they can’t afford to live here.

YVR
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YVR

I think you are right that lots of people want prices to correct right now. But I be most of those people won’t feel that way after prices correct. Most still won’t be able to buy due to higher interest rates and tightened credit and many will lose their jobs. It will be ugly.

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

So what you are saying is that if every single person who doesn’t own votes, while every other person who DOES own a home does NOT vote, then the NDP will surely win. OK. How likely is that?

Slava
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Slava

The city will die without a meltdown. So you are screwed either way. But anyone can pretend to be an owner online.

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

BTW, why would I pretend to be an Owner if owning is supposedly so bad? Shouldn’t I be pretending to be a renter if its just so awesome? You are not making sense anymore little Slava.

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

No the city won’t die if you can’t find a place to live, Slava. No one cares about you. The city will be fine without you.

bestplaceonearth
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bestplaceonearth

Why not eh? “If I don’t have it, neither should you” attitude. Of course, no one gives pity to the pensioners living in those houses, even though they have paid taxes all their lives. And the freeloaders get free drugs and needles. Can’t wait until the next election.

Just me
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Just me

…tough on housing…

patriotz
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YVR
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YVR

It is pretty clear most people in the province do not mind taxing HAM. We will see what polls look like if prices correct. I suspect people who own or lose a job due to a correction are not going to be so happy.

Oracle
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Oracle

Seems like the Norwegians are posting sometimes as me. Maybe time to get a account.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

I’m in favour of anybody that posts as you, that isn’t you.

AngloMan
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AngloMan
Okay so back on November the 4th I got angry and sent Eby an email regarding inaction of the housing crisis. You can tell I was angry by all the spelling mistakes I made, but they got the idea and replied, finally, today. Heres the email with names removed: Dear Mr Eby Hi there, my name is xxxxxxxx, and i am a British guy that moved to Vancouver ten years ago. I am a Registered Nurse that has worked for PHC, FH, and VCH. I moved here for a better life than the UK could offer me, but have become grossly sickened by what is going on in this city with regard to housing. Question is should i stay or should i go? About half the RN’s on the ICU that i work on are getting out of this place… Read more »
Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

A very well thought out, comprehensive and heartfelt letter to the Attorney General.

Not as good as “WEAR EEBEEE!!!”, but definitely a close second.

xhistory
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xhistory

Eby’s younger brother and me.. we played chess together a few times.. St Jerome’s High School..Kitchener/ Berlin

kabloona
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kabloona

Name-dropper…..

😀

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backwardsevolution

AngloMan – good job, and good for you! I called my local MLA and Justin Trudeau’s office. I am going to call Trudeau’s office again to tell them that they must reduce immigration to no more than 100,000 per year. No country needs this type of growth.

Keep up the heat, people. Call Trudeau’s office. Tell him to stop accepting immigrants from countries where we can’t get into their countries or buy up their land. Tell him to limit immigration to no more than 100,000 per year, preferably less. It doesn’t make sense to grow Canada simply for the benefit of a few realtors, bankers, politicians and developers while its citizens are left out in the cold.

Oracle
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Oracle

People need to fight back hard on this. What’s going on is treasonist.

Need to unite

YVR
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YVR

Hilarious. Last week you were telling us how you had full confidence in the NDP prior to the budget. Calling me out for doubting them. But in November you were writing letters stating the opposite? Next time have the balls to fess up. Nice form letter by Eby’s assistant.

AngloMan
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AngloMan

Yes you inspired YVR with all your liberal pumping and NDP dissing comments.
I see you couldn’t manage to hold back from pumping Christy Clarke.
It was a different lady – Deb Mcpherson of the BCNU that allowed my good working conditions and then made of like a bandit too!
My inspiration

patriotz
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“Calling me out for doubting them.”

You didn’t “doubt” them, you claimed that it was a certainty that they would do nothing.

YVR
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YVR

Thanks to Weaver the NDP took action. Without Weaver we would have been stuck with shipping containers as the solution.

patriotz
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“Thanks to Weaver the NDP took action.”

Well you ought to let Andrew Wilkinson know about this. He certainly needs some ammo to use against the NDP, and he’d probably give you a job when he becomes premier.

YVR
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YVR

The NDP will self destruct on their own. No ammo needed. I kind of feel bad for them. They are doing what is right by trying to pop the bubble (at least this week). But when it pops everyone is going to learn why politicians don’t pop bubbles. If it pops it is going to get ugly and the NDP will wear it. Weaver will side step the blame and take over the left vote.

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backwardsevolution

YVR – I don’t agree. Most people realize that house prices can’t continue to increase exponentially. Yes, some people ARE going to suffer and it’s going to get ugly when the bubble pops, but some people are already suffering and it’s ALREADY ugly for them.

The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the people who created the bubble: the B.C. Liberals and the Conservatives. They should be in jail for what they’ve done.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

I hope you’ve got your own retirement covered.

backwardsevolution
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backwardsevolution
Better than having a perpetual immigration Ponzi. So you bring in immigrants to pay for your retirement, and then you bring in more immigrants to pay for THEIR retirement, and on and on. Next thing you know, your cities look like Mumbai, and for what? What’s the point? Especially when the immigrants you’re bringing in aren’t paying any taxes, anyway. “Would you look at that now, we’ve filled up the cities, but our pockets are empty.” Duh. Ponzi after Ponzi after Ponzi. Enough! People should save for their own retirements. Bad things happen whenever the government gets involved: “Oh, we’ll just put your retirement funds aside for you. Don’t worry, they’ll be there when you need them.” NOT! They’re not there; they spent the funds. Had people saved for their own retirements, Canada would have grown much slower, but it… Read more »
AngloMan
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pensioned since aged 21in NHS in UK. Moved it here into an RRSP – so 12years UK pensioned, and 10 years Canada RN pension so far. Im gonna be a wealthy old man for sure – now If I can just time a drop in Van Real estate as my Cannabis stocks come in, I will be virtually mortgage free too. I’m 110% up in Cannabis in less than a year (even after the recent market pull back) Convinced my GF to sell her condo last month – she made more than her mortgage five years later in her 500sqft box in the sky, so mine, and her, finances are good SIDA. Currently rent a $1k a month old concrete high rise in North Van, If I can gloat a little more. Parking space storage locker included, central Lonsdale –… Read more »
Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

You’re gloating about an aged condo, driving a beater, and having a highly speculative portfolio as a retirement plan? Whatever.

AngloMan
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AngloMan

Exactly – I hardly sound like “Rockafella”! the gloating was sarcasm, but never mind………….

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

Angloman,

Your life sounds hollow and worthless. No roots, no children and hence no connection to the future of humanity. Retire rich one day for what? So you can watch CNN and CNBC all day.

Why did you come to this country? We have enough hollowed out shrivelled wombers of our own who are just consumption bots feeding the leftist corporate machine.

Frankly you are no different than the invading locusts.

AngloMan
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AngloMan

Nice to know I touched a nerve
Well, I live here, pay taxes here, work here, rent here.
Guess I’m literally a locust too 😉

bestplaceonearth
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bestplaceonearth

Nice gloat. and made out like a bandit too, well done. To bad, we each are selfish-son-of- a-bitch. Now we want to drum up the noise, hoping the market goes down, so we can buy back in.

AngloMan
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AngloMan

absolutely! Lets go!

YVR
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YVR

Looks like Christy Clark was good to you. For an immigrant who came here 10 years ago you do a lot of whining considering your situation.

Strata Hacker
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Strata Hacker

Exactly YVR,

This guy Angloman is no different than the locusts, who burp and demand more after they are finished their feast.

backwardsevolution
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backwardsevolution

Christy Clark was good for no one except herself, realtors and developers. She ruined the City of Vancouver. History will not be kind to her. She should be in jail.

YVR
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YVR

That is why the Liberals won the most seats and the popular vote? That is 5 election wins in a row. Somebody must have liked them.

Just me
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Just me

The left was divided as usual. But the Libs had only a relative majority.
People voting for them were a collection of Real Estate enthusiasts and people who are either scared or worried about the NDP.

bestplaceonearth
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bestplaceonearth

Moonbeam and his goons ruin the city of vancouver to be exact. To moonbean, the city of vancouver only stretches from his west side condo to city hall via his own bikeway.

Just me
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Just me

I am no fan of Robertson. But the damage he did is a small fraction f the disasters Krusty Clark has done over her tenure.
She was singularly set to make Vancouver an easy place to launder money in real estate.

AngloMan
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AngloMan

You know what – great idea. Trudeau will be my next email

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Bag it and tag it
backwardsevolution
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backwardsevolution
Bag it and tag it – watch out, Trump is behind a bush! Instead of investigating Trump, the FBI should be investigating themselves for lying to the FISA Court in order to get a warrant to spy on Trump and his associates. The FBI neglected to tell the court that the famous Steele dossier, which they relied on for getting the warrant: (1) was paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC and (2) was never verified by the FBI. Whoops! Omitting key evidence is tantamount to lying to the court. Now Mueller has indicted (which doesn’t mean they’re guilty of anything) some Russians on running a click farm, purchasing ads in order to create some revenue. Over half of these ads were purchased AFTER the election, and the rest got clicked on a few times, if at all. Mueller… Read more »
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backwardsevolution.
FBI stands for Federal Bunglers of Investigation.
They are notorious for compromising investigations.

Re : Clintons…GOOGLE ” Clinton Body Count”
People talk about Nixon and WaterGate ???

Clinton Foundation is one of the biggest scams. Hillary, as Secretary of State, used her influence to lever exhorbitant speaking fees for Bill under auspices of donation to Clinton Foundation.

They and their cronies use the funds to exploit others, such as Haiti relief and crooked contractors.

Uranium One….one of Clintons biggest contributors is Canadian millionaire Frank Giustra..he ” coincidentally ” was involved in Uranium One.

The fact the Clintons are still around is a sign corruption rules,nothing’s changed and sh*t floats

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Dang! If what you say is true he should total hire a special prosecutor to lock her up.

backwardsevolution
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backwardsevolution
Shut it Down – it’s all starting to trickle out now. The mainstream media is not going to tell you the truth about this, but there are many good sites on the Internet who follow this closely, sites that Google, YouTube and Facebook are trying to shut down. Russiagate was invented in order to overthrow Trump AND to cover up what was done with Clinton’s emails (how she erased those emails AFTER they were subpoenaed, how she destroyed her computer hard drives, how the FBI never forensically examined those hard drives, how the emails never were hacked by some Russians, but leaked from an insider, probably the dead Seth Rich, who the police say died from two bullets to the back of the head after a botched robbery, but oddly enough he was still wearing his watch, still had his… Read more »
Dave
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The Seth Rich story is the most ignored story in the media. Good example of fake news via exclusion.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Dave, you should fix the Wikipedia article then. It has a long list of sources (including the government) that totally debunk this nonsense. But I guess it’s opinions that count these days, not facts?

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Wikipedia ?

…is notorious for editing out items that their staff don’t agree with. It is based on contributions but has some items red- flagged and will never appear. That’s also called censorship.

Wikipedia agenda seems to become some sort of universally accepted authority…..global encyclopedia….and knock off any competitors. ..and we are left with whatever they approve…sounds like Communism and the party line.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

You’re welcome to edit it yourself if you cite some reliable sources for your claims. Oh wait, that’s the bit where it somewhat breaks down, eh?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

I’m backing away slowly now.

backwardsevolution
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backwardsevolution

Shut It Down – I like how you add nothing to the conversation, no facts refuting what I said. It’s the same thing with the people who cry “racism” when they want to shut you up or stop the conversation. People are tired of this, and it isn’t working any more.

We’ve been told for years that the wealthy Chinese didn’t affect the prices on our real estate. We were told to shut up and were called conspiracy theorists. Well, the truth is starting to come out now, and once it’s all laid out on the table, we’ll see who was right after all. It looks like the “crazies” will be vindicated.

It doesn’t matter how much you try to cover the truth up; it eventually comes out. Funny, that.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

I’m hardly going to waste my time teaching a conspiracy theorist when the facts are easily available to anybody who cares to look. Including those on foreign ownership, FYI.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Don’t stop until you’ve gone over a cliff or under a truck.

Oracle
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Oracle

Most of the major new sites in canada that have a comments section basically implying a lot of anti-China sentiment.

The majority in Canada now want a gov that looks after them first and others later.

The media and proganda is implying the opposite. Which is a lie. If this movement ever organizes, look out. Game over for the sell outs.

Go Trump! He just helped his domestic industry out.

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You know what. You should just move to the US, join KKK, Alt-Right or whatever, that will suit you well

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Please remove these fakers .

THX….

ostritch
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ostritch

Uh. Too late aye?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

What that really means is that racist fuckwits are quite happy to post their toxic nonsense under their real names. They’re really that dumb.

Oracle
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Oracle

Racist accusations? Listen mothedicker, doesn’t frighten the majority of Canadians anymore.

Time to reduce immigration and shut up people like you out to destroy Canada.

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Time to deport losers like you. You are a shame to the country.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Hush now, creep.

Slava
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Slava

Time for both of you to leave. Nothing you say here will make any difference to what is happening and what will happen.
But you are mentally ill, so all bets are off.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Haven’t seen a populist candidate in Canada at the federal level yet. If we did they’d probably do quite well in the election. I’d vote for anyone who wants to cut immigration and put Canadian interests first. Horgan is the closest thing to a populist BC has seen in a while, so at least there’s that…

Oracle
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Oracle

They would win. Plain and simple.

Anyone runs on the idea to slash immigration to US Levels, they would have a landslide.

The media would portray it negatively since it’s so concentrated here.

Royce McC
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Royce McC

Kellie Leitch.

No thanks.

Oracle
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Oracle

Your great grand kids would thank you.

Specuskeptic
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There’s an argument to be made that Jack Layton had populist appeal. Attempts at curtailing bank fees were straight out of a populist play book.

YVR
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YVR

You must be kidding? Bank fees. I pay like $2 per month total in bank fees if that and it wouldn’t be hard to pay nothing. Then they pay me thousands back in interest and credit card rewards. Not to mention dividends.

Royce McC
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Royce McC

Yup. That’s a fair one too.

The next federal election could be very interesting. The (now-reneged) promise on electoral reform drew away a lot of left-leaning NDP and Green support. Payback might be a b*tch.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

The next election was supposed to feature proportional representation.

Turd the Lesser made it his #1 promise in the last campaign, iron clad according to him and he quickly reneged.

Dump this piece of shit.

Oracle
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Oracle

Steel industry. 25% duty. Great for inflation and workers wages there especially when immigration reduced to 20% of Canada’s.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

He should have targeted china only, and any other third world shitholes dumping steel in the US using slave labour.

Canada probably should have been exempt from these tariffs.

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No, he should have targeted drug addicts and losers like you. Canada should have kicked you out. You are such a disgrace here.

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Oracle
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Oracle

Canada needs to be taught a lesson. End NaFta, create economic chaos here and maybe we get a populist party rise.

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And you should be deported back to 1940s’ Germany, fxking loser and dreamer

kabloona
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kabloona

Canada and South Korea are two of the larger exporters of steel to the USA…..

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43249614

“China is only the 11th biggest exporter to the US – some US allies, including Canada, Japan and South Korea are among the 10 biggest sources of steel for the US, and they all face a big bump in costs.”

Swing and a miss….

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Trump is fully aware that Canada has no bargaining power and run by idiots.

If I were him I would have no choice….he probably realizes we will be a Chinese colony soon.

YVR
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YVR

Just another great move by Trump to get everyone’s attention. Meanwhile the drama teacher is trying to negotiate gender equity in trade.

Screwed
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Screwed

Not implemented yet. Just some tweets..

Oracle
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Oracle

That mainlander kicking the senior white lady. Wow.

Expect more as the majority grows. White boomers don’t have a clue what’s coming. Third world values in 10 years.

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That Sino Rat that kicked the Caucasian senior..

This person will be a manager at AnBang’ portfolio of BC Senior homes..

3 points kicking local senior through goalposts !!! ……Make room for elderly foreign locusts !!!!.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

He was trying to kick the organs right out of her.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Heck with that. Make room for more empty luxury mansions.