Friday Free-for-all! Feb 9th 2018

It’s 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 round up an open topic discussion thread for the weekend, here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

Green party calls for speculator and flipping tax
AirBnb tax deal
Will BC close bare trust loophole?
The epicenter of scams
empty home tax windfall
Mortgage rates going up

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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VanRant
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“Let’s be real, this is what’s going on: For the last 30 years properties in Vancouver have been bought up by people who don’t earn money in Vancouver and don’t pay taxes in Canada – that’s how you can have the average home price get to 25 times the average income,” Mr. Robinson says.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/vancouver/vancouver-housing-the-view-fromsingapore/article37882051/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

See Saw
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See Saw

Seems like a lot of trouble to go to just to sell 30 units, don’t you think?

Just me
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Just me

No, I don’t think that at all. The extra profits are large on 30 units. it is a form of scalping, just for houses.

See Saw
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See Saw

Well, if the apparent “main selling point” for off-loading any of those units is “capital appreciation”, something tells me they’re pandering to a group of potential buyers who are far more financially-literate than they are and won’t likely take the bait. After all, they’re not stupid enough to think that Vancouver condo prices won’t go up forever even if some stupid locals think they will.

BubbleTea
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At $4,039,900 for a unit, no trouble.

YVR
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YVR

However, Mr. Robinson says he was encouraged by the salesman – who worked for a global real estate marketing company – to purchase a unit as a speculative investment, flipping the property before the building completes, thereby dodging some taxes – 5 per cent for GST, a 3-per-cent property-transfer tax and the 15-per-cent foreign-buyers tax – which only kick in at completion.

Wasn’t Eby supposed to end this? He complained about this loophole endlessly last year when he had no power to change it. Now nothing when he has the power. It could be changed at the stoke of a pen. NDP pumpers any answers?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

WEAR EEBEE?!!

SQUAAWWWKKKK!!!!!

VanRant
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VanRant

“Mr. Robinson says he was encouraged by the salesman – who worked for a global real estate marketing company – to purchase a unit as a speculative investment, flipping the property before the building completes, thereby dodging some taxes – 5 per cent for GST, a 3-per-cent property-transfer tax and the 15-per-cent foreign-buyers tax – which only kick in at completion.”

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

New home phone fraud scheme dupes 5 Toronto victims out of $5.1M

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/phone-fraud-toronto-1.4528233

Needless to say, we know which group these scums belongs too….

Oracle
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Oracle

Eby on CKNW today.

Another NDP fail. Status quo and a slight rate change. Says will take years to turn around ICBC. LMAO

Winners: Lawyers, Doctors, Body Shops, Autoplan licence holders, Para-medical/Rehab staff.

Losers: Rate payers.

Bear Vancouverite
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Bear Vancouverite

Large operations are like massive ocean liners. You make slight adjustments to make it turn and you watch it slowly change course. They also leave huge wakes behind them, where even slight changes have huge impacts over time. That’s why you need to plan ahead for the long term, unlike what the Liberals were doing. Your post only exposes your own ignorance, again.

Oracle
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Oracle

Like NDP will be in power by then….

YVR
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YVR

You NDPers will come up with the most bizarre excuses for the failing NDP. Just admit you were lied to. If ICBC was a private corporation a new CEO would come in and clean house. Not cut insurance coverage for its customers starting 1.5 years out and think that fixes the “dumpster fire”.

Bear Vancouverite
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Sears, Target, Yahoo, and many other public companies had fancy CEOs come in to clean house. None of them succeeded. I don’t agree that everything can be fixed as easily as someone “cleaning house”, or else no companies would fail (public or otherwise).

PS. For the record, I voted Liberal until this most recent election. Unlike you I vote based on the issues and for whom I think will perform. You seem to vote (and comment) based purely on dogma.

Oracle
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Oracle

You are either extremely naive or are a troll. Which one?

YVR
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YVR

“I vote based on the issues and for whom I think will perform.”

I guess you thought wrong. The NDP are not performing and certainly not doing what they promised. Clearly you are a partisan otherwise you would be outraged. You are part of the problem enabling the people that lied to you with unconditional support.

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

Re CEO’s…Agreed.
Look at the TARP bailouts from 2008 crash.

The limp wristed gov’t’s allowed the CEO’s and other executives to grant themselves huge bonuses. F*ck all was done for those who needed it most ie rank and file employees.

Was watching a documentary re:Bankruptcy… Detroit, and Auto Industry. Talk about corruption..
Head of GM took $20 Million bonus after crash.

Feds also supported UAW(and their outrageous pensions)..while concurrently telling Non Union workers to F*ck Off.

SHTF again soon….time to invest in ROPE to make sure this doesn’t happen again anywhere.

Lost,... but not leased
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Lost,... but not leased
Of course they will…. Our schools have created a bunch of brain dead snowflakes with toilet paper “PhD’s” in Cultural Marxism. ============= Re: ICBC The argument I have heard is that ICBC’s existence is not based on merit…but that Private Insurers would never trust Gov’t again….aka if Gov’t tried to disband ICBC. Private Insurers would not flock in….as there is no reason to believe another Gov’t wouldn’t create another ICBC…..” once bitten twice shy “. So..we are stuck with it… NDP probably knows this..but NDP problem is people are fed up with ICBC..it doesn’t matter who is to blame..ie Liberals etc..the very existence of ICBC allows any Gov’t in power to use it for whatever expedient reason..ie cash cow…..etc. ICBC= a politicized weapon = citizens L-O-S-E. If we had private sector….we would not have this problem…..the wheat would be separated… Read more »
Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Private insurance being the cure is a myth, in most places it’s extremely expensive.

If only we could have public insurance, only run by contract management and employees….ie not lazy government style bureaucrats.

kabloona
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kabloona

Much cheaper auto insurance here than Onterrible, I can tell you that…at least for me….

😉

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

Kabloona..can you provide some comparisons ?

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

Was reading an article re Ontario and their ” sexy Premier ” Wynne (gag)….

The articles’ tone was Ontario was moving backward….as Wynnes’ gov’t has hired tens of thousands of Civil servants and their debt is off the charts. Idealogical idiot of trying to spend into prosperity……the usual idiot on Left figure they reduce unemployment/job growth via this bogus tactic.

ICBC has to go…its unfixable…which means the NDP will keep it. I’ve outlined my views…which are probably wishful thinking.

The NDP has to take drastic action…but if it doesn’t go after the root problems…they will hit their support base(aka huge premium increases) with a predictable backlash.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

Correct. Unions are disaster. I am all to familiar with union culture of some of our crown corporations through come consulting work I’ve done, the union employees are completely useless…lazy and incompetent and don’t give a shit about anything because they can’t get fired thanks to iron clad job security. The contract workers literally kept things running…without exaggeration, 10x more productive on average.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

Not many here are NDPers…mostly just Lib haters.

Lost,... but not leased
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Lost,... but not leased
Not really.. NDP lifeblood is quasi class -warfare. Wouldn’t take much to plug the holes where ICBC bleeds. As I’ve noted before..in our family we have 3 vehicles whose collective black book value would be maybe $8,000. difference is they are well maintained ( have a great mechanic )and in excellent condition. Few if any bells and whistles. If we get into an accident and they are totalled….not much impact on ICBC bottom line. In those high end vehicles..we get crazy parts costs..like $5,000 head lights etc. QUESTION: Why the f*ck should the rest of us subsidize these exhorbitant costs.?..aka we are subsidizing the manufacturer, the dealer, the repair shop etc. for some rich person’s ego. I have stated in the past that ICBC should have cost categories say vehicles at $10,000…..$25,000….$50,000, …$100,000 Also..ICBC should literally put deductibles on parts… Read more »
Lost,... but not leased
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Lost,... but not leased

Agreed…
Pig$$$ at the trough will continue……NDP has given zero indication to the contrary.

Eby has already threatened $400 increase per ICBC policy holder.
That’s a big chunk of change for the average driver…many of whom would be the working poor that NDP often shed crocodile tears for.

So……as usual …..the good drivers would again subsidize the shitty drivers and injury scam artists ?!? .

Question: Are the NDP going to take the path of least resistance ..OR show some backbone ?
IMHO this will be their major test as to whether they are fit to be governing us…if they f*ck this up then be ready for major disappointment on the housing issue.

kabloona
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kabloona

Au contraire……

😉

Lawyers lose, with pain and suffering on soft tissue injuries now limited to $5500 per claim….average claim from lawyers $30,000 and they take half. That scam is now KAPUT…..

Didn’t you see the lawyers squawking on the TV news….?

😀

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

Lawyers never lose…they will always find some bogus way to circumvent the law.
All it will take is one or two precedents…

Bigger fear is when foreign locusts become short of cash……or start to flock to BC with their visas…we will be inundated with scams…ICBC will never recover…it is nothing more than a vacuum attached to BC citizens wallets.

It has to go.

Whistler or Bust?
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Whistler or Bust?

And you.

Oracle
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Oracle

Pharamacare deductibles eliminated for low income families. Another NDP FAIL.

Astronaut families and people in Richmond having a party over this. Laughing all the way!! LMAO

Now if you work. Get set to pay higher taxes.

YVR
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YVR

HAM loves all this ‘low income’ free stuff the NDP are handing out. I bet they cant wait for the budget. More free gifts. Welcome new comers!

Diadora
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Diadora

The battle to clean up B.C. – Terry Glavin on the efforts to undo a decade of indifference that turned Vancouver into an epicentre of fraud, scams and real estate mania.
“We knew there was something strange going on, but, my God, we had no idea it was this big,” Eby said. British Columbia had become reduced to “a jurisdiction where the rules do not apply to white collar crime, fraud, tax evasion and money laundering, where even if the rules do apply, enforcement is absent.”
http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/the-battle-to-clean-up-b-c/
Thank you Krusty and the Liberals, I hope you all go to prison for the destruction of the City

Bear Vancouverite
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Some posters (mostly Oracle) have been fearmongering that the “empty units” official stats are wrong because they are actually occupied by foreign students and temporary residents.: Oracle claims that “students and temporary residents” are the majority cohort in this stat, however, once again he has been proven wrong: “City of Vancouver staff identified 25,497 homes either vacant or occupied temporarily or by foreign residents. Of those, 21,820 homes were empty, year round.” Fact 1: more than 85% of the homes in this stat are well and truly empty, year round. It will be interesting to see if this stat changes with the new Empty Home Tax. Fact 2: Some locals argue the Empty Home Tax is unfair because most of the Empty homes are used by locals who live here part time. These vocal “part time locals” are also wrong,… Read more »
Oracle
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Oracle

Okayyyyy. Wait until March 5th when they claim only 1000 empty.

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

Foreign Locusts will by adjacent condos…punch hole in wall and set one foot in each condo..take picture…thus= occupied.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Vancouver has been “occupied” for over 10 years.

xhistory
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xhistory

It’s a tax on hoarding. What if we hoarded something else? Price would go up, right? Remember Greshams law, houses have become Currency, and leave the field of circulatiin because they are deemed more valuable than the QE synthetic money (which explains low inventory)

So if we get a liquidity event, like a number of people are suggesting, and deleveraged occurs, houses get dishoarded.

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

Memo to Eby:

We know..olde news..dinosaur shite on it.
Either do something or F*CK OFF.

Nothing works better than a news conference showing ” Heads on Platters”.
ie One(or more) of those foreign locusts the RCMP have racked millions of tax dollars investigating ACTUALLY seen in handcuffs with mountain of evidence and facing lifetime jail sentences.

Or , so as to avoid accusations of racism..go after WHITE (or____) developers who are engaged in pres sales in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and are in cahoots with flippers who actively avoid CRA. Take the whole MoFo project and confiscate it under proceeds of crime.

Otherwise F*CK OFF EBY, ..SELINA, AND HORGAN … etc. rest of you MoFo NDP frauds.

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

Cleaning up BC ???

It’s like the olde adage of trying to UNscramble an egg.
Impossible.

IMHO, the only strategy is to be one of the minority who realize SHTF is inevitable..a given..and strategically preplan.

The trick is, what we will end up with when the dust settles.
PS: Maybe watch Zombie movies as a heads up.

Bear Vancouverite
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bullwhip29 posted a link about cars running red lights in Richmond. Just Me and “Lost” immediately assume it’s related to “foreign buyers”. Turns out the videos captured RCMP undercover units on active duty. http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/richmond-red-light-runners-were-undercover-cops-police-say It’s interesting that bullwhip29 posts the first link but no follow up on the story which dispells his initial assumption. Surely he follows the Sun very closely, and should have posted this correction himself. Excerpt: “the vehicles belonged to the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C., and were being driven by on-duty police officers “actively engaged in surveillance on high-level targets involved in gang and organized crime related activity,” according to CFSEU-B.C. Sgt. Brenda Winpenny.” I was very angry to see this blatant disregard for our laws, and hoped the RCMP would catch them. Glad to hear that for once assumptions about who and what… Read more »
Just me
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Just me

Yes, this case appears to be a fluke. I suppose this is one case in which bad reputation leads to the wrong conclusions.
However, as someone who occasionally drives in Richmond, I don’t think that the conclusion is wrong or unwarranted. Just do a youtube search for drivers in Richmond. Perhaps you will claim racial profiling. But the evidence is all there.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

The morons still won’t admit their error.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

no problem admitting this was an error based on considerable and well documented historical evidence. given how quickly this particular video went viral, i am wondering if this was a deliberate attempt to quash all the anti-HAM folks out there and make them look like fools. well played…

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

And a conspiracy theory to boot! What an unexpected bonus from moron #3!

YVR
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YVR

After watching the video I knew it was obviously not Ham. Besides the vehicles not matching Ham would not have swerved to avoid the cross traffic.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

And you noted that at the time right? What a joke you are.

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

In hindsight..the video seemed a bit strange.
How can someone sit at a light and catch such behaviour ..even once???…..let alone 3 times.?????

After decades of driving.. and in some HAM war zones…I have seen some strange things, but nothing on par with the released video.

However, I don’t care if it was HAM or undercover cops…that was some serious dangerous driving..no excuses.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

As some of you may know, I haven’t been posting due to a medical issue with my vagina. Obviously I don’t want to get into the details, but I thought I’d just check-in with everyone and let you know that things are fine and I expect to be back on here very shortly. Thanks for the support and understanding as I deal with my vagina.

Combat roach
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Combat roach

When you live with people like Abdul who hasn’t advanced past 14th century, and BPOM & disciples who’s basically a walking cocktail of STDs…what do you expect, fake AIDS?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Hi space!

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

Re: ” medical issue with vagina”

Sob Sob……Sniff Sniff….on behalf of ZERO posters here….we feel your pain SIDA….
It’s sad when See-Saw buys Chinese Vaseline (aka expired Krazy Glue), and compromises the relationship for the nth time while in the pre-sale line-ups.

We’ve started a ” Fund Me” page….
888 Dumbass Drive,
Douchebag, B.C.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

And you’re 50 years old….

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Get fucked, faker.

Oracle
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Oracle

It’s part of this country. We say “Peoplekind” Vagina. Don’t be so upset.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Keep up the good work, fake AIDS.

It’s so amusing to watch real AIDS get triggered and angrily lash out every single time.

Fucker is as stupid as Pavlov’s dog, which is not surprising for a worthless traitor and race baiter.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

The race baiter is clearly the one who uses racial slurs for the sole purpose of provoking a reaction. I pity you.

Oracle
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Oracle

This guys is bipolar??

paulb
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New
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Price Change
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Sold
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TI:7775

Readers, if you ever want info on sales or listing activity in your hood or area of interest shoot me an email. I send many users weekly updates each Fridays to help keep them in the loop. No question to big or small. pboenisch@sothebysrealty.ca http://www.clivestevepaul.com

YVR
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YVR

Sold
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TI:7775

Wow, the NDPs plan to rapidly cool housing is working well. Selina sure was the right choice for housing minister. They have accomplished so much in the first 8 months. Things are so much better than last year.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Sales are horrible this month.

They’ll get even worse after the NDP budget.

Oracle
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Oracle

Lol. Are you kidding? You’re too funny.

Sales and prices are gonna rocket higher as soon as NDP gives green light in 11 days.

YVR
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YVR

7775 Inventory? It will be even worse after the NDP budget.

Oracle
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Oracle

9 months since election.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

8 months since NDP took power making you and YVR angry as all fuck.

YVR
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YVR

Why would I be angry? So far the NDP have kept all the Liberal campaign promises and none of their own. It is the NDP voters that should be angry. You are the ones who got lied to and screwed over.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Just Me, are racial slurs acceptable to you or not?

YVR
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YVR

Is it acceptable to tell people to “get fucked” like you just did above? The same answer for racial slurs.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

I’m not surprised you’d try to equate the two.

Just me
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Just me

No. Race has nothing to do with behaviour.

But we must be able to criticize behaviour freely and without fear of reprimand. Statements of fact, irrespective of race, are welcome.

In Canada and BC people are increasingly scared to say the truth because it might offend some. But the truth is the same, whether or not you mention it.

Oracle
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Oracle

The Chinese are bringing in illegal money and buying multiple houses while evading taxes.

There said it for you you Wooos. Grow a set man.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

So if they’re not acceptable why do you support and defend those who use them?

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

SIDA..

Are you in desperation ???.
….texting in- vitro while family is at Dr . Henry Morganthalers clinic ???

Maybe tell his staff to channel their energies into addressing Birth Tourism.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Do you ever proof read your incomprehensible garbage?

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

“All In The Family” was originally intended as an opening -act adjunct to Sesame Street.

We missed the golden opportunity to hear Big Bird yell N*gger or cookie monster say Sp#k.

Just me
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Just me

B.C. regulator takes steps to seize assets of financial fraudsters

http://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/b-c-regulator-takes-steps-to-seize-assets-of-financial-fraudsters

Doing in 6 months what the BC Libs have chosen not to do for 16 years.

Oracle
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Oracle

Shouldn’t matter to you until you have your own roof over your head. Attitude like yours gonna land you on the street soon.

Focus son.

On housing.

Specuskeptic
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“Shouldn’t matter to you until you have your own roof over your head. Attitude like yours gonna land you on the street soon. ”

And now he spells out the true thoughts dripping with sanctimony, condescension and big tub full of shill. Sales must be slow LOL.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Nice!

Now imagine if they extended this to real estate fraud, immigration fraud and tax evasion?

Every locust would be homeless.

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

Lucky for you, enjoy warm cozy mama basement.

Oracle
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Oracle

Sources tell me that Budget will have nothing to address demand side of housing.

Sources also tell me BC NDP and Alberta NDP already have a deal and are putting on a show for the people. Horgan trying to make Notley look good due to Alberta election coming up.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Sources tell me you’ve spent years studying the work of Goebbels, and learned virtually nothing.

Just me
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Just me

Sources tell me yo need to get a life and stop lying.

Oracle
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Oracle

FFS. You should learn who to believe.

Ok. I’ll let you in on a little. Notley current primary secretary and Horgan former secretary siblings. Now Horgan former secretary MLA.

Close contact. All a show.

Trust me on this. Enough said.

Specuskeptic
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You are not trustworthy on anything. Nobody believes you. Trust me on this. Enough said.

Oracle
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Oracle

I don’t care if you believe me dumbass. The facts are there.

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

I thought you might need a life? Are you going to collect beer cans to improve your life? Better than cut and paste.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

please participate in my official unscientific sino-sphere poll. as you go about your business this week please observe which holiday decorations are more prominent. valentines decorations or chinese new year (AKA lunar new year, AKA real new year).

my observations:

downtown – especially pacific center mall, georgia st, robson street, granville st, coal harbour
CNY decorations much more prominent.

richmond
obviously CNY decorations much more prominent

what are you seeing?

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

From confidential sources…

Proctologists noticing major increase in CNY decorations around sphincters of most politicians……

Just me
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Just me

Wandering why SFHs on the west side are not selling? Look no further.

“Xi Jinping’s war on shadow banking spills over, threatens stability of China’s wider financial world”

http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2132721/xis-war-shadow-banking-spills-over-threatens-stability-chinas

Just me
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Just me

“Xi and other top leaders said they would take a three-year approach to winning “critical battles” against financial risk, pollution and poverty, as China strives to sustain quality growth, shifting from growth in gross domestic product numbers.
Liu He, the closest economic adviser to president Xi, and a member of the Communist Party Politburo, stressed on financial risk control in his speech at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland in January.
“In about three years, we will strive to bring the overall leverage ratio under effective control, make the financial system more adaptable and better serve the real economy, prevent systemic risks and facilitate better flow of economic activities,” he said.”

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

Noone cares.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

They’re not selling because people no longer have expectations of never ending price increases.

Just me
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Just me

Richard Gu’s AXF Group pulls out of another Sydney home after failing to buy Cate Blanchett’s home

https://www.domain.com.au/news/richard-gus-axf-group-pulls-out-of-another-sydney-home-after-failing-to-buy-cate-blanchetts-home-20180210-h0ukq6/

Just me
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Just me

“Chinese property developer Richard Mingfeng Gu made his name in Melbourne as one of the rising stars in property development, but in Sydney’s property circles his family company is better known for defaulting on the $19.8 million purchase of Hollywood star Cate Blanchett’s Hunters Hill mansion.

Less than 18 months after the scion of Shanghai businessman Gu Qi Liang backed out of the Blanchett sale, Gu’s AXF Group has defaulted on another Sydney property, this time for about $3.9 million in Potts Point.“

Just me
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Just me

“AXF Group was launched in Australia in 2005 as the Australian arm of Shanghai-based Xiangfu company headed up Gu’s father Gu Qi Liang.

In 2012 AXF made the first of a handful of landmark commercial deals when it bought the Total car park for $40 million in Melbourne’s Chinatown and the following year developed the $70 million Imperial Doncaster.

Following China’s crackdown on capital outflows in 2015 and an increase in the number of developers moving into the Melbourne and Sydney markets, Gu announced the company was switching its focus from property development to mining.”

Just me
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Just me

“In 2015 it was revealed the group had donated $20,000 to the re-election campaign of former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle and $150,000 to the Victorian Labor Party.”

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

Stop littering the site.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Ditto

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

Re: Foreign Locusts

WTF is so hard to figure out ?

30+ years ago..before HAM..we had “Chinatown”..now dying, for the Chinese who wanted their own turf.

THE REST of the Chinese integrated into “Western” society…never heard of the ad –
nauseum scandals we now see repeatedly. These old -school Asians understood the laws…rules etc.

Nowadays….Seems every time anything HAM- related is in the media..corruption is redundant.

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

The red light runner in Richmond on the YouTube clip turned out to be cops surveillance crime. Pity on the freeloaders took a cheap shot at it yesterday.

All-in
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All-in

Why pity? It was a reasonable assumption based on the Richmond rocust past driving history.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

NDP to reintroduce anti-SLAPP legislation killed by BC Liberals

https://thinkpol.ca/2018/02/09/ndp-reintroduce-anti-slapp-legislation-killed-bc-liberals/

“British Columbians will soon be able to once again speak up against big corporations on important issues without the fear of being silenced by costly strategic legal action intended to suppress public participation.

BC Attorney General David Eby announced today that Premier John Horgan’s NDP government is working on reintroducing legislation to protect citizens of BC from Strategic Legal Action Against Public Participation (SLAPP) suits.”

It’s so good to see the new government cleaning up the fucking sewer that BC has become after 16 years of LibCred corruption, cronyism, mismanagement, incompetence, selling us out to evil commie chinese scum, and…holy shit….Krusty and her gang should be executed.

Just me
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Just me

Yet another thing the BC Libs quietly did to please their corporate backers. Mostly RE and mining donors.

Name
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Name

knowingly aiding and abetting criminal activity such as money laundering is a criminal offense in itself and kristy and her merry band should be charged/convicted and jailed for this criminal activity.

YVR
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YVR

“knowingly aiding and abetting criminal activity”

The people knowingly abetting it is the NDP. They are the ones who hold press conferences on it then do nothing.

Name
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Name

But that’s not a crime.

YVR
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YVR

Funny how they have enough time to make changes like this nobody cares about but with housing nothing.

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Pierre Trudeau’s heavy-handed actions fuelled separatist mood in Quebec; will Justin Trudeau do the same in B.C.?

https://www.straight.com/news/1030936/pierre-trudeaus-heavy-handed-actions-fuelled-separatist-mood-quebec-will-justin-trudeau

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IMHO, typical Turdeau trick. Old man Pierre was always ROTFLMAO playing one province off the other. Gets Quebec in their usual ad nauseum childish tantrum ” we will separate ” mode..or else Turdeau and Quebec are in cahoots and play this scam on rest of Canada. Many of us are old enough to have experienced this Quebec extortion in the past. Then Turdeau would capitulate to Quebec and claim he saved Canada…when the truth would be more like Quebec can F*ck Off and leave. Then Turdeau will get the Quebec vote….and as long as he concurrently kisses Ontario’s ass..he has enough seats to form Gov’t..old man Trudeau advisors told him back in the 1960’s to ignore sections of Canada like the West…focus on Quebec and Ontario. Quebec took advantage of the immigrant investor program..took foreign locusts money and many dispersed… Read more »
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David Eby born in Kitchener, Ontario, July 1977.

Back then there was lots of music and sports going on. Olympics in Montreal the year before. A famous athlete from Cowichan valley inspired the Track n Field spectators. He went on to pull a few interesting social spectacles. Later he would inspire the grow op industry in BC.

1977 Olympic stadium was transitioning to a concert Venue! We were in awe of this structure!

Saddly, or perhaps fatefully, Pink Floyds concert in July was a breaking point for Roger Waters. The shit that went down at that concert was the germination of The Wall, released in 1979.

Remember Eby is born into this storm… my my..
Friends, you gotta realise.. BC aint ever gonna be the same after Feb 20th

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Eby maybe needs a new handle…maybe E-Bay ???

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That’s the same,

BPOM has the right idea, EEBEE

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BC needs more ‘sense’ from outside… eBay just brings more ego, whereas EEBEE Is more reverential to the cure which ails us.

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This is going to get ugly.

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B.C. Family Day will shift to third week of February in 2019

Call it symbolic if you want, but the symbolism is that Christy would do anything to suck up to the Chinese and Horgan won’t.

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Agreed. Nobody really mentions the key reason why Krusty set the special family day date. To coincide with lunar new year!
Then she would put on a little yellow dress and go for photo ops. Nothing matters but her own career.

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“Red dress”.

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Nothing to do with Chinese. This was done to appease the tourism industry in Whistler to create a separate holiday weekend. The NDP have no problem hurting real businesses that this will hurt. If it was to do with the Chinese Horgan would never change it. He is the Sino premier.

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this was an idiotic plan from the get-go since many that work in financial services could not take this day off not to mention the fact that the financial markets were indeed closed the following Monday making it double complicated for couples/families where one or the other spouse had that day off while the other had to work.

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“Nothing to do with Chinese.” Christy’s own minister said:

Labour Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said they had some people who advocated for the second Monday in February because it was often closer to the Chinese New Year.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/yay-another-holiday/article4216553/

Sure pandering to the Liberals’ other favourite constituency (Whistler) factored into it too, but the two interests aren’t mutually exclusive.

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Don’t mind YVR. He has a near untreatable allergy to facts and rational analysis.

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I guess you can’t read. You take Patriditz spin as facts. He is a liar and you are a fool.

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You must be fun at parties.

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Nobody would ever invite him to a party.

Unless it’s a Liberal Party party.

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I’m sure he’d prefer to stay home with loved ones anyway.

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Beats going to bars out of desperation and loneliness every weekend.

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Thanks for sharing your personal experience.

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Liar. Of course you omitted the main reasoning in the article. People preferred this day 2 to 1.

“The government chose the day after one of the largest Web-based polls ever conducted by the province. More than 31,000 people weighed in with their choices and comments. The second Monday garnered over 18,000 votes while the third Monday had the support of about 9,400 and several thousand more had no preference, but wanted to give their input.

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And now ask yourself: who might have voted for a date close to Lunar new year?
Who really prefers a lunar new year holiday? And how large is that group in BC?

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“The NDP have no problem hurting real businesses that this will hurt”

Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade, supports the change. “The misalignment of Family Day causes inconvenience, increased costs, and lost opportunity for businesses of all sizes and in various industries,” Huberman said in the news release. “The economic benefit from this change will greatly assist our members, and especially small- and medium-sized businesses, across the province.”

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-family-day-will-shift-to-third-week-of-february-in-2019

Of course it’s up to you to decide whether Huberman represents “real businesses”.

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Here is what 60 real businesses said from across the province:

The province’s tourism industry had urged the government to keep the date. The second weekend of February generates about $10 million for B.C. ski areas alone, the Tourism Industry Association of B.C. said last month in a letter to Horgan. The letter was signed by 60 businesses and tourism organizations.

Just another flunky NDP policy nobody wants. Just a diversion to avoid the real issues.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-family-day-moving-one-week-later-starting-in-2019-1.4528735

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Some people (mostly those who were making donations to Christy) might have other preferences. Granted. If you went to a referendum I am confident we would vote to have the same day as the rest of Canada. We are still part of Confederation. Until the BC Libs sell us to the PRC, I mean.

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Good grief, what a drama queen.

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Think “quick wins”…

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Luxury vehicle sales in Canada still booming but higher interest rates could pose challenge
Luxury car sales jumped 12% in 2017 and forecast to climb 7% in 2018

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/luxury-retail-cars-canada-1.4517386

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“Jas Takhar is on the hunt for a new luxury car.

The Toronto real estate agent has been renting cars since the lease on his vehicle expired two months ago so he can take his time to pick the right brand.

The 36-year-old car enthusiast said he’s been eagerly awaiting next week’s Toronto auto show to help him decide.

“I’ll spend a day there and see the four-five cars that are flirting around in my head,” Takhar said. “And then I’ll go to a dealership, test drive them and get it.”

With a budget of $95,000, he’s considering brands like Audi, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz.”

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“But even with a booming luxury car market, analysts warn that one of the biggest challenges facing the sector is the prospect of higher interest rates.

Hatch of CADA said the luxury side of the market had been more insulated from some negative economic shocks that have occurred because at the super high end of the market, consumers can still afford to pay higher borrowing costs.

“But, it’s possible that fewer people will be in a position to move upmarket in a higher rate environment,” he added.”

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J as Takhar ‘s numbers suggest Ford.

This story by CBS is code

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Means nothing…people will always revert so some form of luxury in bad times…these purchasers are likely overleveraged and need some mind candy..much like StarBucks purchasers spend $5 for overpriced coffee.

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“Canadian household debt as a share of disposable income hit a record high in the third quarter of 2017, according to data from Statistics Canada. Canadians owe $1.71 for every dollar of disposable income they had in the third quarter.

Economists have warned that consumers could run into trouble as interest rates rise.”

“But that won’t deter Takhar from buying his luxury car as early as this month.

“I’ve budgeted for a hike in rates,” the father of two said.

“I won’t be silly and go get an Aston Martin at $250,000 or a Ferrari or Lamborghini,” he said. “If I can keep it to $1,000 to $1,100 a month for a lease, I’m happy.”

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so this real estate agent doesn’t realize the market is toast and he will be broke soon?

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And Just Me doesn’t realize that all those luxury cars he sees aren’t owned by rich foreigners.

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what he meant to say was that these cars are leased thru the very same shell co’s that all this real estate is packaged into for tax purposes. in other words, these clever folks neither own nor pay much for the use of these vehicles when all is said and done. again, nicely played…

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You are right. Not all. Just about 2 out of 3.
Remove Chinese money and the dealerships on Burrard go bankrupt (would be lovely to have normal shops for normal people again on that road).

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More “data” that you simply made up. It’s quite sad to see what a bitter jealous person you are.

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According to some stats. …..20% of vehicles on the road in Canada are leased.
That would appear to be the national average.

However, in places like Vancouver, it is likely to be much higher.
Foreign Locusts have a high preference for expensive late model cars, mostly imports like Mercedes and BMW.

I highly doubt they are owned.,,simply leased so as to show off and continually lease newer foreign vehicles, even though many could probably afford to buy..but this would again expose their assets

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40 % leased in Vancouver and growing

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Social media flooded with ‘insurance fraudster’ at parking lots in Metro Vancouver
http://www.richmond-news.com/news/social-media-flooded-with-insurance-fraudster-at-parking-lots-in-metro-vancouver-1.23169793

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Sounds like a regular tactic used in the old country and now brought into ours.

We get such great quality immigrants these days, especially from that part of the world.

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as mentioned before, this might be why many Richmondites tend to reverse park (or at least attempt to). the young super car hot shots doing this at full speed with tires screeching may have other reasons, however…

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It takes them three times as long to back into a spot compared to going in forward.

Anyone planning to go to a mall in Richmond should allot an extra half hour for parking.

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“It takes them three times as long to back into a spot compared to going in forward.”

Only for people who don’t know how to drive. Backing in is much easier. Ever wonder why forklifts steer from the back? Because you can maneuver much better in tight spaces. Driving out forwards is just a bonus.

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“No Foreigners”: A play explores nostalgia in Chinese malls in Richmond
http://www.richmond-news.com/news/no-foreigners-a-play-explores-nostalgia-in-chinese-malls-in-richmond-1.23167751

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““She looked me up and down and said, ‘sorry, no foreigners.’ She said it right to my face… I think it is interesting.”

Even though Yee is part Chinese, by “foreigner” she meant Caucasian.”

Why do we keep importing racists and law breakers?