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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Nomad
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Nomad

Damn, Friday the 13th. Bidding war is still happening. I got outbid on Brentwood condo. damn it.

Screwed
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Screwed

A condo on bonsor ave has been listed since april. Crickets.

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

You’ll always find examples of properties which have been mispriced, have greedy stubborn sellers, have material defects or whatever. A swallow doesn’t make a summer.

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

Hi Oracle!

BubbleTea
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BubbleTea

Want to pay San Francisco housing prices on a Columbus, Ohio income? Move to Vancouver.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-13/vancouver-continent-s-least-affordable-city-has-a-wage-problem
The americans are laughing at us!

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

Why do people avoid Detroit…

One can be a binner and live like a King…and best of all no foreign locusts.

THINK outside the jail cell….. err box…

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Sure as long as you don’t mind rampant crime and having bars on your windows…… Though if you live in Whalley you might as well move to Detroit, probably less crime after the move.

Diadora
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Diadora

Another first place for Vancouver…
Vancouver has biggest gap between home prices and incomes in North America
https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/07/13/vancouver-has-biggest-gap-between-home-prices-and-incomes-in-north-america.html

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Yet interest rates are the same in all markets.

I’m sure it’s not related to crooked chinese money launderers though.

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

So why do all those markets have a different ratio at all if interest rates are a constant?

I’m sure it’s not because you’re still clueless after all the time you’ve wasted here.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Each market has a different level of foreign money influencing it.

Everyone here knows that.

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

Right. So every expensive market is expensive because of foreign money? Conversely the cheap ones have little to no foreign money? Is that your claim?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Two days trying to formulate a rebuttal to something everyone knows is true, and this is all you came up with?

Just me
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Just me

Sure. Hamilton, Calgary and Vancouver are equally influenced by Chinese money flows. It makes sense.
How could we not see this before?

Dyugle
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Dyugle

Deferent ratios in Hamilton Calagary and Vancouver and different amount of money inflows.

Joe Money
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Joe Money

Incomes are irrelevant to a bubble.

And the everything bubble is world wide

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/08/upshot/welcome-to-the-everything-boom-or-maybe-the-everything-bubble.html

patriotz
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“Vancouver has biggest gap between home prices and incomes in North America”

At any given time some market has to have the biggest gap between home prices and incomes in North America, and it hasn’t always been Vancouver. Keep in mind also that before 2000, there weren’t national bubbles in Canada or the US but local bubbles. What’s unusual is not that one city is out in front, but that so many cities have reached historic highs at the same time.

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“It’s not just sky-high home prices that make Vancouver so unaffordable — it’s paltry wages, too”, Financial Post
https://business.financialpost.com/real-estate/its-not-just-sky-high-home-prices-that-make-vancouver-so-unaffordable-its-paltry-wages-too

“The Pacific Coast city’s property market is entering a slowdown after policymakers intervened with a slew of measures to temper demand, including a foreign buyers tax and tighter mortgage rules, along with higher interest rates. Sales hit a five-year low last month, while the number of homes on the market swelled to the most in three years.”

“But the figures show just how difficult it will be to close the affordability gap after a run up that’s seen the price of a typical home triple since 2005. “You need one of two things: either Vancouver real estate prices need to halve to attain a certain level of affordability, or you need to double incomes,” Andy Yan said.”

Get real
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Get real

Or you just need to fix the statistics by catching the tens of thousands of taximeters living in the lower mainland. In places like Richmond and Shawna see have super high poverty rates, you know that people are not reporting the income and CRA is not doing a thing about it.

Get real
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Get real

Tax evaders and shaghnessey. Siri sucks.

xhistory
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xhistory

https://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/home-values-in-vancouver-highest-after-silicon-valley-while-incomes-just-ahead-of-columbus

Repost.. this link takes you to Lancaster, PA… (Revolutionary America’s manufacturing hub and POW centre). Lots to be learned from studying this area as the New USA spins West to confront the Western Theatre (Columbus).. late winter 1777.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

For Richmond residents who are experiencing financial hardship, the city is now stepping in with Richmond Community Associations and Societies to further subsidize recreation passes.

http://www.richmond-news.com/community/richmond-expands-recreation-fee-subsidies-1.23366646

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

Excellent idea….will include valet parking for foreign locust scammers living in million dollar homes and claiming welfare.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Insane, all the scammers need to do is claim a low income.

If they own a 3 mil house and 2 Land Rovers, the city doesn’t care.

Again, struggling taxpayers wiil pay for wealthy cheaters.

Just me
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Just me

Christy Clark and the BC Libs always claimed that “facilitating the investments”of these millionaires was good for the economy. It would be ideological and socialist to focus on the small details of cheating, lying and scamming. The rule of law is for losers, we live in. New brave world where rich millionaires can do as they please. And if you are not OK with it, you are a rabid racist.

Diadora
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Diadora

Gary Mason: The deceit that was the BC Liberals’ case for power
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-deceit-that-was-the-bc-liberals-case-for-power/
I will never vote Liberals again

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Public inquiry is a must, as is Coleman’s incarceration for life.

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CC as well.

Just me
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Just me

Coleman is just a greedy moron. Christy was much closer to an evil mistress.

Oracle
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Oracle

Apparently CC was being nailed by some big time developers.

Oracle
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Oracle

What if the same people behind the scenes rename the party? Then?

Just me
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Just me

“Yes, governments taking over from a party that was in power as long as the Liberals always uncover a skeleton or two. But the mess the former administration left behind for its NDP successor to clean up is, on many levels, shocking in its scope and magnitude. And we’re discovering new things by the day.”

Just me
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Just me

“people are coming out of the woodwork to dispute Mr. Coleman’s version of events, including the former head of the province’s illegal gambling enforcement team. Fred Pinnock told Global BC this week that the Liberals were absolutely aware of what was going on in the casinos but didn’t act because they didn’t want to disrupt the flow of money into the provincial treasury as a result of it. An explosive charge if there ever was one.

Mr. Pinnock referred to what was going on in the casinos as the “wild west.” Which, funnily enough, is the same term people used to characterize the province’s campaign finance laws under the Liberals – because there effectively weren’t any. The Liberals loved all those millions they were getting from developers who were getting richer by the day under the party’s governance.”

stagnate
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stagnate

the casino issue is an ideological thing. clearly the Liberals felt the criminals are here anyway might as well get a slice into the treasury. Eby would rather raise taxes than take dirty money. it is what it is

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

Yep……

Its Friday Night and our resident court @sshole is using VCI to vent their frustration for being lonely……… again!!!.

PS anyone know Jenny Kwans’ # ?
……if so post it for the @sshole.

Just me
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Just me

It is culturally insensitive to post Jenny Kwan’s telephone number.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

It’s culturally insensitve for Jenny Kwan to have a telephone. Alexander Graham Bell was a Scotsman, stop appropriating Scottish culture!

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

Do you even have a mind of your own? Either way it was 6.30, dipshit.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

He even responds to “resident asshole” now.

Good boy!

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

It’s pretty obvious when somebody is referring to someone outside of your little racist clique.

It’s fascinating, though, how he’s afraid to use the term “asshole” without censoring it yet is completely fine with voicing his toxic racist opinions.

Just me
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Just me

You are confusing race and state.

As HK, Singapore and Taiwan show us, there is nothing wrong with industrious people of Chinese ethnicity and their actions.The problem most people are starting to raise is the behavior of the massive authoritarian regime across the Pacific Ocean, and the problems that people who got incredibly rich within that corrupt system are generating in Vancouver and the wider world.

Corruption and greed are spreading like wildfire out if that massive political system that is the PRC.

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

The fact you imply that anybody who is from China and also rich cannot also be industrious is the very thing which defines you as being a racist.

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“Bank Of Canada’s Stephen Poloz Suggests Buying A Smaller Home, After Hiking Interest Rates”, Huffington Post

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/07/14/stephen-poloz-smaller-home_a_23481995/

” The governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz, had some advice this week for Canadians facing higher housing costs thanks to the Bank’s interest rate hike: Just buy a smaller house.”

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LOL we should all feel so confident with him running the show …

Screwed
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Screwed

Like a dog house for $300k?

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Canadians are too deep in debt for a 300k mortgage. A cardboard box for $50k is more your average homebuyer’s speed.

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

They’re deep in debt with mortgages, dummy.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

No, millenials only have massive credit card debts to pay for their $8 lattes.

patriotz
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What he actually said:

“People who don’t qualify for a mortgage on the house they wish today have multiple avenues of adjustment,” Poloz said during a press conference announcing the rate hike, “one of them being to just go ahead to buy a smaller or less expensive home.”

The message behind the BoC speak is that higher rates will result in lower prices.

Big Bear
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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

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Invasive species strikes again.

Oracle
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Oracle

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.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

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

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

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.

Just me
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Just me

“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.

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

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.

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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 ….

Laibach
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Laibach

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

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

In Canada we give these kinds of vermin social assistance.

No questions asked about their expensive houses and cars.

Polozi Scheme
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Polozi Scheme

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

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

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.

realist
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realist

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.

Polozi Scheme
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Polozi Scheme

“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/

Dave
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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.

Just me
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Just me

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.

patriotz
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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.

Just me
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Just me

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.

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

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…

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

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.

Just me
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Just me

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,

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

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.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

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

Gee, didn’t see that coming.

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

“He’s one of them, get him!”

… said the toxic unemployable fuckwit.

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

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

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.

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

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.

Dave
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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.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

“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.

Lost...but not leased
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Lost...but not leased
“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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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 »
Just me
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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.

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

Dumbass.

Nope, working fine.

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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.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

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

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

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” ?

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

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?

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

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

Anybody need a kidney, lung etc?

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

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 ?

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

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.

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

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……

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

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…..

Oopswediditagain
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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.

oopswediditagain
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oopswediditagain

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.

aaa
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aaa

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)

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“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”

Diadora
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Diadora

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.

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“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”

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“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.”

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
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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.

Slava
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Slava

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

Slava
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Slava

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

Laibach
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Laibach

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

Slava
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Slava

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.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

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

Slava
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Slava

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

Slava
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Slava

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

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

You sound like riff-raff, racist.

Slava
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Slava

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!

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

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

Slava
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Slava

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

Slava
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Slava
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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.

Slava
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Slava

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?

Slava
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Slava

*public, deficiency…damn word prediction:)

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

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?

Slava
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Slava

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.