Friday free-for-all! July 13, 2018

Oooh, spooky!

Its another Friday free-for-all and this one is on friday the 13th!

So what are you seeing out there in the glamorous streets and gritty alleys of Vancouver?

Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments section below and have a fantastic weekend!

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So either a negligent pedestrian or negligent driver, or both. Another inexplicable accident considering the conditions reported.
Because of local population, odds are that at least one party is Han Chinese.

It is noticed the Han Chinese have a problem with paying attention, as well as a notable lack spacial awareness. In laymen’s terms, “They are not on the ball”

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Generally speaking that is.

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“Greater Vancouver home sales down 38% in June: BCREA”, Business In Vancouver

https://biv.com/article/2018/07/greater-vancouver-home-sales-down-38-june-bcrea

“Stricter mortgage qualification legislation continues to play a part in the real estate market across Greater Vancouver and the province as a whole”

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Jared Kushner’s family firm accused of pushing out tenants

https://www.news1130.com/2018/07/15/kushner-tenants-we-were-pushed-out-for-luxury-condo-buyers/

instead of doing the honorable thing, they did this.

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All Vancouver homeless to Stanley Park! By order or Peoples Republic of China:) See below:

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*By order of the Peoples Republic of China.

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Blast from the recent past “Stanlee Parka!”
https://youtu.be/Si9jQksqdEI?t=29

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Azians are terrified of white people, especially mentally unstable ones. This is why azians only want to deal with other azians.

Slava
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Why are they terrified by White People in general?
How about mentally unstable Asians? I know of some and have seen some others:)

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Because They know that they are despised.

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What stituaions are they trying to avoid? They want to do as they please, instead of changing their behaviour?

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CKNW: A Minute with Bill Good

https://www.news1130.com/audio/minute-with-bill-good/

Bill Good is all for AirBnb. Go figure. Apparently he’s never heard of hotels…

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he sounded more aggravated by Campbell’s proposal of tripling the vacancy tax. Bill Good basically moved to Sechelt where he has a waterfront estate and kept a place in Coal Harbour to use whenever he came into town. I would imagine he had to shuffle a few things around to skirt Gregor’s tax (as there currently is no such tax on the Sunshine Coast)

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How Seattle reversed its rental housing crisis
Our southern neighbour is now awash with available apartments, with landlords lowering rents and offering incentives

http://www.vancourier.com/real-estate/opinion-how-seattle-reversed-its-rental-housing-crisis-1.23362023

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I missed the bit where they blamed the foreigners.

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yesterday msm was not initially linking the accident at grdn cty + westminster with the outage at YVR. today there is little mention of yet another ridiculous case of reckless driving that resulted in 1000’s of people losing power (and therefore use of air conditioning). this is a busy intersection where the speed necessary to topple a full sized power pole (presumably after breaking and attempting some evasive moves first) would have been difficult to achieve. i would have paid to see the look on YVR passenger’s faces when word got out that outage was due to a car accident miles away

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The system is quite fragile when a car crashing into a pole knocks out power at the airport. A cement barrier to protect that pole is a good idea.

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Inadequate safeguards on public essential infrastructure. Where is all that property tax windfall going, eh Brodie?

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How can these types of inexplicable accidents in sunny weather on low speed conditions continue to happen?

Why do these newcomer hordes from mainland China find something relatively simple, (driving), so complicated?
They generally drive as if terrified and unsure of anything that they are doing, driving below the speed limit, taking forever to get going when the light turns green. It doesn’t help that they mesmerized by their smart phones, probably texting, or somehow otherwise distracted.

It it also seems in the last 20 years that local boomers and soy-boy low testosterone millennials have began to emulate the locust driving habits, as the locusts are the majority so it is understandable that they set the driving trend..lol

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You nailed it, it became a regular traffic pattern across the city. Yet another aspect of retrogradation and retardation of the society.

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Thanks brother. Neighbouring Washington State, is another place where this contagion has spread.
Over there it is generally zombiefied Washingtonian Caucasians as the culprits, self-righteous boomers, and virtue signaling millenials. It dos not help that our local locusts also infest the place on their time wasting shopping day trips.

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the new 10% surtax on many regular everyday household items and groceries should cut down on much of the riff raff heading to the US to gas up at Costco

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I gas up my canisters at Costco., Bellingham. So what happens now?

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And I’m arguably not riff raff, and native born vancouverite.

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You sound like riff-raff, racist.

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The local VCI Riff-raff SIDA has sounds mistaken.
Anyone who he doesn’t agree with or with whom has no valid rational rebutal is a racist…Wahhh!

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Now you sound worse. What makes you not riff-raff then, moron?

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I sound worse because SIDA said so, then it must be true:) What makes me riff-raff? You know me personally?

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>They generally drive as if terrified and unsure of anything that they are doing, driving below the speed limit, taking forever to get going when the light turns green

that’s how HK people drive. mainlanders are much more aggressive, reckless and entitled. same poor situational awareness and inability to see anything unless it’s 10 feet in front of their hood though.

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Isn’t that a sign of intellegince deficiency? Just as their driving, they also generally have a problem walking in puplic.
Could it be certain type of IQ Deficieny that is genetic or culturally learned somehow?

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*public, deficiency…damn word prediction:)

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The intelligence deficiency is in thinking that you know the nationality of those involved and the reason for the crash. Did you even go to school?

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My comment was a general comment based on general observations.
Because of local population, odds are that at least one party is Han Chinese.

Reading comprehension and logic are your friends. Playing dumb is not effective.

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“After Years of Easing, Meet Quantitative Tightening: QuickTake”, Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-09/after-years-of-easing-meet-quantitative-tightening-quicktake

“For a decade, investors around the world have ridden a rising tide of more than $12 trillion — the extra cash pumped into the global system by key central banks to counter the deepest financial crisis since the Great Depression and its aftermath. Now that flow of so-called quantitative easing is turning to the ebb of quantitative tightening, and markets are — perhaps not coincidentally — showing increasing volatility.”

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“Fed Sees Further Gradual Rate Hikes With Economy Close to Goals”, Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-13/fed-expects-more-gradual-rate-hikes-with-economy-close-to-goals

“he Federal Reserve Board underscored its commitment to a gradual pace of interest-rate hikes in its semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress”

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U.S. Department of State identifies Canada once again as a “major money laundering country”
http://www.antimoneylaunderinglaw.com/2018/03/canada-doing-a-lot-worse-combatting-money-laundering-and-drug-trafficking-according-to-2018-us-incsr-report.html
US confirms that foreign proceeds of crime are laundered in Canada. In real estate no doubt.

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“Burnaby becoming buyer’s market for detached homes”, New Westminster Record

http://www.newwestrecord.ca/news/burnaby-becoming-buyer-s-market-for-detached-homes-1.23369002

“Active listings rising as fewer sales are made and prices drop”

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SIDA’s jockstrap..

Seems foreign locust “Saint SIDA” programming is to defend foreign locusts in knee jerk fashion .
The alibi/excuse is the Real Estate market was fuelled mostly by locals, not foreigners.

Well..I don’t know of anyone(aka a native born or Canadian citizen) that has bought into the Real Estate Market in order to speculate. Exception is a young couple who bought a condo in New West( worth double now)to live in and almost bought another…lucky enough that they were outbid.

TO Fellow VCI’ers…what are you seeing out there ? any anecdotes of” locals” driving the market? or that locusts are the driving force ?

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Who gives a fuck about your anecdotes regarding who is buying? We have the data. That’s the so-called “alibi”. Besides, it was the real estate industry which was pushing the “foreigners buy everything” angle, in case you’d forgotten.

And, as I’m sure patriotz will tell you, anybody who buys right now (or in the last couple of years at the very least) is a speculator. I’m sure even you can work out why.

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Actually SIDA,…the invitation was not really extended to you…..(.especially since Jenny Kwan stood you up…… again.)

Now I see you have formed an alliance with patriotz ? diminishing their credibility?

Alleged “data” tends to be skewed….given documented ownership had various means to avoid transparency.
Oracle has shown us numerous ways a NON citizen/NON resident can escape scrutiny, as Gov’ts are now forced to increase transparency.

QUOTE: .”…….anybody who buys right now (or in the last couple of years at very least )is a speculator” .
Oh really..everyone? …PROOF__________________ ………thats one dumbf*ck comment dumbass

If VCI posters want to submit anecdotes, or not…, that’s their right…not for you to play Commissar/Censor..as you continue to cut your own throat with your f*cking condescending know- it- all bullsh*te.

@sshole……

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The proof, dipshit, is that it’s cheaper by far to rent so the only reason to buy is expectation of price appreciation.

You’d think you’d know at least the basics about real estate by now. I guess you’re not here to talk economics…..

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I personally know 3 (average) people that have 3-5 properties … not cabins, lol. One even “joked” that “you have to fund retirement somehow”. The crash/correction is going to devastate a lot of young and old amateur real estate investors and drag a lot of good people down with it.

https://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/mortgages-real-estate/ontario-tried-a-speculation-tax-on-property-and-the-market-collapsed-overnight

“We had no wind of this,” said Lebow, now 69, and still a Toronto realtor. “I was 27 years old and I owned 53 houses the day (speculation tax) came in.

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Clearly this is old news, but really, do you honestly think that this isn’t going on in Vancouver and Toronto? 53 houses owned by their little syndicate … until it blew up, of course.

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blind tribalism. he sees mainlanders as being revenge against whitey for picking on him and not wanting to be his friend in shoool.

irony is mainlanders don’t give two shits about his canton ass and will treat him worse and will kick him to the curb once they can find one of their own to do the same job he does (if he ever works for them. probably won’t cause he knows it’ll be hell)

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Took yesterday off from posting…

I see SIDA is bunkered down in their Coal Harbour penthouse(again) trying to defend foreign locusts.

PS anyone know what happened to Dragon Lady “I buy 3 and my husband by 3” ?

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She made a fucking fortune and is laughing at you and all those who though the 2010 Olympic closing ceremony would be the beginning of the crash?

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Actually, her entire family took on SIDA’s pre-sale assignments….but SHTF…..they still owe SIDA.

Anybody need a kidney, lung etc?

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A relative went to Victoria on Wednesday and said the ferry from tsawassen was totally packed with busloads of Azian tourists. It must have been quite something because she doesn’t normally comment on things like that.

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And to add I went to Nanaimo last week and there were no Azian tourists to be seen.

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wrong…
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/lower-mainlanders-moving-to-central-vancouver-island-en-masse

i go the island and up the coast all the time. the ferries are packed with asian tour groups. i doesnt matter if you’re going to Victoria, Nanaimo, Tofino, Sunshine Coast or even Powell River. It has been noted several times that some of these small communities are actually hotspots for int’l students

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Admin, moderation is not working. Very simple and un controversial comments are being held back. Your filters are not working very well.

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Dumbass.

Nope, working fine.

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From Gary Mason’s article (linked above by Diadora). “..the other day, B.C.’s Auditor-General, Carol Bellringer, tabled a report that examined the former government’s disastrous handling of a land sale in Coquitlam. She found that, through nothing but incompetence, the government knowingly undersold 150 hectares of land, losing tens of millions of dollars in the process. Yes, the same government, whose members often sneered at and mocked the NDP opposition any time a matter concerning business competence came up. The Liberals were fond of bragging about how their government was loaded with MLAs who had corporate experience, people who actually ran things in their previous life, while the NDP was just a washed up bunch of former social workers and union activists, “socialists” who couldn’t run a lemonade stand. Now it’s those same “socialists” who have to try to fix the… Read more »

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I arrived in YVR through the international terminal last night. What jumps out at you are that the walls are full of ads from local developers. They aren’t targeting locals coming back from Mexico of course.

It’s amazing that the large influence of foreign money on our market is still a point of debate to some.

It should be a crime that our previous government made no attempt to capture statistics around that. Rather, they did the opposite.

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Thanks Dave. The massive Mandarin ads promoting the sale of Vancouver real estate are just one aspect of the total disaster that this city has become. Not only we are openly selling our scarce land resources to rich Chinese. But we are also accusing those who question this practice of racism.

What exactly is racist in pointing out the truth? Why is it racist to say that millionaire migrants are ruining the very fabric of our society and changing the city irreversibly?

A few people (including some developers and politicians) gain from this. Everyone else loses.

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“A few people (including some developers and politicians) gain from this.”

A lot more than a few people think they are gaining from this. They are the real problem.

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They “think” they are winning is different from actually winning. I agree that many delusional people, often voting for the BC Libs, think that the Chinese buyout of land in Vancouver is a good thing. As I said, they are delusional.

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BC economy in late 1970’s was in the sh*tter….their were fears we would end up like Detroit.

Socreds brought EXPO 86 as mind candy for locals and also setting it up for a major giveaway to Chinese Billionaire Li Kai Shing….the timing was perfect to attract all the scared Hong Kong cash looking for a safe haven prior to 1997. aka Li Kai Shings blessing had Hong Kong expats flooding Vancouver area buying up Real Estate.

After 1997, we had Mainland China invasion.

In essence, we have surrendered our sovereignty over past 30 years in the worst way possible..outright sell out of our children’s etc. future without a shot even being fired.

Our only industry is based on Chinese model of Ghost City construction and speculation.
That’s coming to an end…

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Using racial slurs, characterizing Chinese people as vermin or insects, and otherwise making childish generalizations based on nationality – those are the things that result in accusations of racism. Your constant bleating is becoming tiresome.

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Criminals deserve epithets, whatever the nationality. As far as I am concerned, any criminals (Russian, German, Filipinos, Chinese or whatever you please) are deserving of scorn.

The only tiresome thing is your continuous advocacy of the shameful behavior of millionaire migrants in Vancouver,

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Weasel. I don’t advocate criminality, and I’m unaware of “millionaire migrants” being any more guilty of shameful behaviour than non-millionaire locals. Most of them, at least the ones I know, are educated decent people. Unlike certain others I could mention.

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Now we know that AIDS has close ties with members of the immigrant investor group from china.

Gee, didn’t see that coming.

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“He’s one of them, get him!”

… said the toxic unemployable fuckwit.

(I didn’t say where the millionaire migrants I know are from)

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You didn’t need to say where they’re from.

There is only one nationality you consistantly defend 100% of the time and will never once criticize.

We’re not stupid, despite what you think.

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You’re plenty fucking stupid, actually. I have no need to criticize any nationality, but racists need to be sent back to the caves in which they belong. You’re first.

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I agree with you that there is no need to use racial epitaphs. I think it detracts from serious discussion.

Our City has a major real estate crisis and I’m not sure our policy makers actually understand what the problem is. We don’t have good statistics on the flow of money to this City and the legitimacy of said money.

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“What exactly is racist in pointing out the truth? ”

No need to ask such an irrelevant question, it only brings out the worthless, race baiting traitors.

In fact, don’t mention race or racism at all and you’ll deprive such trolls of the only fuel that keeps them going.

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“Racist? ” label? … who cares. These are the same morons who don’t see the rug has been pulled out years ago. …they are that frog in the pot as the heat gets turned up…duhh.h These same clowns have ZERO clue re history….and especially the postWW2 play made against much of Asia/Southeast Asia. CHINA is a Communist country….for last 70+ years..and that is not going to change. Having a wealthy “oligarchical” class is NOT inconsistent with Communism….these are the pond scum we let in with open arms and in “bend- over” mode. Agenda is conquer and dominate.China was groomed since Day 1 of communism to evolve into what we see today… Richmond was recently deemed as the majority of residents of CHINESE background…NOT Indian, Filipino,Somali, Irish, etc. How the f^ck is that even remotely possible unless the game is RIGGED… Read more »

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“The BC Liberals and Christy Clark hid under the guise that it was good for the economy, when in fact unless something happens — and happens soon – it’s going to destroy the economy and may destroy the city.”
https://globalnews.ca/news/4306119/marc-cohodes-money-laundering-vancouver/

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Vancouver’s housing affordability crisis is being driven by development speculation and the unchecked flow of foreign capital. But rather than deal with these real issues, the crisis is being falsely framed as a lack of housing supply. In fact, rezonings for increased density inflates land values, which is a big part of the problem.
https://vancouversun.com/opinion/opinion-affordability-crisis-more-of-the-same-is-not-the-solution

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Lack of supply isn’t the problem, it’s insatiable demand caused by people looking for a lottery win. They’ll vanish just as soon as this all-you-can-eat buffet comes to and end.

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The above Vancouver Sun article is well worth a read. It is written by the highly informed Elizabeth Murphy, a former property development officer for the City of Vancouver’s Housing and Properties Department and for B.C. Housing. Her conclusion:

So the pattern is upzoning for more housing supply, land speculation, demolition of older more affordable housing, and redevelopment to expensive units marketed as offshore investments. Further increasing housing supply in this way is not going to address the problem of affordability for locals. Simple supply and demand economics are no longer working…The answer is much more complex. It needs to deal with foreign capital flows and speculation.

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Proven recipe to deal with scumbags of all backgrounds. Confiscate, expropriate and put the vermin down where it belong.

Anti-Mafia prosecutors have long advocated fighting organized crime by depriving mobsters of ill-gotten property, including houses, hotels, farms and restaurants.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3473323

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In Canada we give these kinds of vermin social assistance.

No questions asked about their expensive houses and cars.

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CNC first in Canada to form partnership with Chinese education centre

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/cnc-first-in-canada-to-form-partnership-with-chinese-education-centre-1.23368049?from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0

Is learning to cheat one of the electives?

PS: one posters comment…
“CNC can’t even service their existing foreign students. They have turned into a bucket shop for overpriced second rate education catering to rich foreigners. Yeah, a real “community” college. Not.”
He gets it ….

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The latest, using Farm Credit Canada to speculate on farmland: http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/sc/18/11/2018BCSC1156.htm

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Invasive species strikes again.

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The kind in this region is going to be owned more and more by Asians and South Asians.

I’m sorry but you will be a minority. Democracy rules. And thank your politicians. Hahaha.

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Don’t care about being a minority, just don’t want people from the worst country of all time overrunning us and taking over.

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There are idiots just like you all over the world moaning about some other random nationality which they believe is going to take over. It’s pretty fucking pathetic. I feel sorry for you.

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“Moaning about some other random nationality”.

China, a country of 1.4 billion people, is a danger to Liberal democracy as it is run as an authoritarian regime. It tilts the balance of power by its sheer size.

How can you claim it is just “some other random country”? You lose the argument before even starting when you write this nonsense.

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I’ll try again, shall I?

You’re aware that the “X is taking over country Y” template employed by idiots like you exists in many forms around the world? Actually, why am I even asking – you’re probably not.