Friday free-for-all!

It’s the end of another week and time for another open topic discussion thread- Friday free-for-all time!

So now that there’s a bit more visibility in the air, what are you seeing out there?

Post your thoughts, anecdotes and news links in the comments below and have an excellent weekend!

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KickThemOut
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How the heck is this even allowed? Aren’t our hospital full enough? Do we really need to add dozens of cases of serious food poisoning to ER department now too?! Geeez….and how will our ocean last before it’s devoid of life?
https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/apos-grocerants-apos-rise-supermarkets-162550647.html

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Reminds me of Costco in Richmond…which fought to include a nursery…when its core business is building materials.

Aren’t supermarkets meant for the consumer to purchase food to prepare at home?

More of a death knell to small businesses..

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Meant to say HOME DEPOT, …………not COSTCO…

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

“diversity”….

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So far..
so good….
….and nobody …yet…. regurgitating their “coming out ” story….

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

BPOM and Abdul will be coming out shortly.

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Re last thread…..and those fires in AirBnB homes..

Someone noted that you CAN get insurance for vacant home.
Possibly on short term maybe for 30 days…ie in between new owners or tenants…… but my understanding not insureable for long term.

Seems like the AirBnB hosts of the home were claiming they lived there, when it appears they didn’t.

bullwhip29
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it appears owner was renting out both suites on airbnb using a single licence and two different addresses

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Likely a Caucasian…..they are the only group that are capable and ingrained for such conduct….rest are honourable and noble.

….as resident VCI expert SIDA would say.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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remember that real estate bear who used to post here long time ago? his handle was “jesse” i think. he left blog because he was so disgusted with discussion of HAM because he said it’s racist.

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

Wrong. Somebody used a racial slur, which is racist. You should be disgusted too.

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Racial slurs are actually quite amusing and part of historical record…..

……………….good thing they are not like Sir John A McDonald statues in Victoria

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What’s a hilarious slur for Scottish people?

They’re not quite limeys, they’re not quite micks.

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I thought Monty Python reffered to them as “gits”…

PS May suggest one watch the Monty Python Sci_Fi Parody….where alien craft send down beams to turn people into Scotsman…..f’n hilarious !!!!

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

oh goodness. a racial slur!

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We have liars and traitors whining about a “slur”!

Boo hoo!

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Jesse was triggered by “racism” and left?

Why can’t AIDS be more like Jesse?

kabloona
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‘It was just very shocking’: Faulty pipes cause headache for Toronto condo owner”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/kitec-plumbing-real-estate-toronto-1.4797120

“New homeowner Preety Keith was thrilled with her condo purchase, until she was hit with a plumbing bill for thousands of dollars because her building was filled with recalled pipes that have a tendency to burst.

“It was just very shocking news to get as a condo owner that you’re responsible for this massive project that’s going to cost thousands of dollars out of pocket,” said Keith.

……Kitec plumbing — a plastic pipe with an aluminium lining — was introduced to the market in 1995…..”
Some experts say Kitec has a 15-year life span, but Cronin believes it’s closer to 10.

For that reason, Keith says she’s lucky that none of the pipes in her building failed, even though the condominium is just past the 10-year mark.”

bullwhip29
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this sort of deficiency should be outlined in the PDS. if she made an unconditional offer, then there isn’t much one can do. buyer beware i guess. this said, if she entered into agreement having checked off all the required boxes and seller (along with the strata) conspired to cover this mess up then I’d be suing all parties involved

bullwhip29
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Real Estate Broker Andrew Ipekian says most condo boards and property management companies don’t know it’s lurking behind the drywall, and when you don’t know something exists, you can’t inform a new buyer

>>> this is total BS since an inspector can easily look under sink, bathroom vanity or laundry closet to get a glimpse of the type of plumbing used

bullwhip29
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alternatively, if builder deliberately spliced on approved piping just at end points for no other reason than to mislead the inspector (which i’ve actually seen), then you’ve got another legit reason to ring up your lawyer.

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Time to go

Good luck suing the numbered company that put up the building. They’re probably long gone.

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Exactly…
…………every developer has limited liability for each development…read the fine print..ie Polygon XYZ Ltd….or WALL 123 LTD.

Also building inspectors CAN NOT be held liable for defects that are not visible………that would otherwise involve destructive testing.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Sounds to me like somebody didn’t read the strata minutes, or purchased without subject to inspection. Boo hoo.

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Sez St. SIDA…
….. patron Sino Saint of Sympathy and _________

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

Put down the bong.

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Actually “Saint SIDA”..I have a front row seat to a family member who bought into a condo unit in 2006 (built 1986). I would say the average age of residents is 70+ Strata is a lose-lose situation….regardless of the calibre of the Council etc. The one I allude to is well – run insofar as they stay on top of things. Long story short…keep the cheque books @ the ready. The stucco exterior has been rainscreened…..the entire plumbing system replaced…roof redone..common areas flooring upgraded…an ornamental fountain paint has failed 5 times in 2 years…both elevator may need replacement etc. etc. etc. Richmond is now undergoing Strata Death Throes….A strata built in 1975 @Cook and Garden City has SOLD (new law requires only 80% strata approval)..another @ Westminster Hwy and Cooney built in 1980 is up for sale )..BTW cockroach condo… Read more »
Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Oh my. Have you considered repeating elementary school?

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Such intelligent comebacks, AIDS.

So many variations on “Yer stoopid!”

Maybe you need to get high for once, it might help you.

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

Read that first sentence again, slowly.

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Regarding the $4M pile of rubble at 2573 W 3rd Ave, Ben Rabidoux has uncovered that it’s got 3 mortgages from private lenders on the title, with monthly payments of $61,700.

https://twitter.com/BenRabidoux/status/1032697288626323456

One of the mortgages would see its interest rate shoot up to 24% if it wasn’t paid off by January. Coincidentally, the house burned down in December.

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Is this the “Vancouver Model” in full form? Speculating: -Foreigner wants to buy a house, but doesn’t have the cash in Canada. -Loan sharks provide fentanyl cash to the foreigner’s lawyer (lawyers are not subject to FINTRAC), and the lawyer registers it as a mortgage on the title. -Foreigner has to get cash to Canada, or flip for a big profit to pay off the loan sharks. -If that works, the loan sharks record the income as mortgage repayment proceeds. -If it doesn’t get flipped, the loan sharks get the property handed to them from the BC courts. The freshly-laundered property is now sparkly clean! -Or it’s a ploy to get cash out of China, to evade their capital controls with a court judgment against the owner, which they will then voluntarily pay. -The loan shark keeps a good amount… Read more »
Ralph
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The owner is now bankrupt apparently …

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Did the SFH come out of the closet…or did the closet come out of the house?

Oracle
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I estimate there are about 1.1 million white people in metro Vancouver out of a total of around 2.2 million. About 50% right now.

There are about 1000 whites leaving every month as per a recent article. I’m thinking that trend will accelerate as more immigrants come here.

In 20 years, I figure Metro Vancouver will be home to about 800,000 whites out of a total population of around 3.4 million. About 25%.

My question is where will these 300,000 or so whites migrate to? Island, Okanagan, or winter abroad and stay here?

Simple Solution
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interesting… “per a recent article”…. care to share a link?

Oracle
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It was in the straight or VancouverSun about 3 months ago. I’ll try to look for it again.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

I actually found it….

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/douglas-todd-aboriginals-and-whites-leaving-metro-vancouver

Aboriginals and whites are leaving Metro Vancouver for other regions of B.C., particularly to live in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan, according to Statistics Canada.

Oracle
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Reason for asking is where will the whites preferably go? Then those areas will become priced out for the latecomers.

Simple Solution
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real question is who is going to keep on coming to Vancouver? Just an endless supply of mega rich?

This whole shit show is collapsing under its own weight. West side is basically dead… businesses close because they can’t afford rent or can’t staff. Add to that the fact that most of the newcomers add zero to the community and where does that leave the city?

And as the top of the market dies it will filter through the rest of the province…

Shut It Down Already (original)
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There’s a never ending stream of rich immigrants yet the segment of the market you’d expect them to be most active in is dead? Uh huh.

And most newcomers add zero to the community?

I can see why you refer to yourself as “Simple”.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

The never ending stream of mega rich was sarcastic…

The west side market is dead… that is a fact.

I live on the west side, for the most part the newcomers add zero.

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

The company you work for doesn’t employ anybody from overseas?

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At least you didn’t say the “losing argument “ammo of such colloquial idiom nouns / adjectives such as dumbass…..fucktwit etc. …….ya @sshole

Ralph
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Ralph

But according to Christy Cluck and her merry band of used car salesmen having these nouveau ultra-rich immigrants who contribute nothing to the economy is good for business.

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Simple Solution

the city is dying…

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City = DEAD……

……………just that nobody has noticed the rigor mortis and smell yet

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I love the smell of (Glegol Lobertson and Vision )bike lanes in the morning…..

Ralph
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Ralph

Does the smell of urine count ?

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Smell of urine? Redundant…

GOOGLE: San Francisco…outrageous prices and rents…they have hired crews to clean up epidemic of HUMAN FECES on public streets etc….even have a dedicated number to call.
Was a tourist in San Fran in late 1980s’ saw my first ever homeless person…now its epidemic regardless of City.

Hope COV (and NDP) voters wake up to realize they have been had….nothings changed…..in fact its gotten worse.

Oracle
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Oracle

They are pouring in. Free pensions and healthcare. Free education. Lax laws to exploit.

Must stop. Hopefully Bernier can start a movement.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

I can’t believe I am agreeing with you… yes it must stop

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GOOGLE” Cloward- Piven strategy”….from 1960’s…

……….aka overwhelm the social safety net….tax and kill off the Middle Class…= worker paradise..

…….hey it worked in Russia…right????

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

People are coming here because the economy is strong and employers can’t fill their vacancies with just the local workforce. People like you are terrified of this because you know your unable to compete with them.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

Bernier just announced he’s in the process of starting a new party. Hopefully he at least wins enough seats to form a coalition government with another party under the condition his immigration policies are adopted. His party will get a lot more votes than anyone will predict.

Oracle
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Oracle

Hopefully the word gets out that reducing immigration does not equate to racism.

Hopefully the racists here can stfu and accept the fact that it aimmigration numbers that is affecting their lives in a negative way. Not the colour of ones skin.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

Its NOT racist to state facts. Just because the fact pattern relates to a certain culture, doesn’t make you a racist to point it out

Ralph
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Ralph

Calling someone a “racist” because they are against excessive immigration is just the lazy man’s way of dodging debate on the topic. Look at Trudeau and how he used this tactic to shut down a debate with that woman.

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Stand up for Canada

I’m Asian. My grandfather came over and built the railroad in the 1920s. All of my non white asian Family supports lower immigration levels.

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Wow oh Wow…yer grandfather built the entire railroad…????
….amazing feat.

Musta been Cauc-Asian

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Chinese were super strong back in the 20’s.

They could each build a railroad line single handedly.

Now they’re a bunch of effeminate video game junkies, no wonder the females go for the round-eyes.

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

Another fascinating Friday night for you. You are truly living the dream.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Not all of us have to work the dish pit every Friday night.

At least you get a free plate of chow mein for your efforts.

patriotz
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“My grandfather came over and built the railroad in the 1920s.”

The CPR main line to Vancouver was completed in 1886, and its branch lines in southern BC, along with the lines which became CN were completed by 1918. The end of the classic era of railway construction in BC took place when the PGE (later BCR, now CN) arrived in Quesnel in 1921.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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It does when your claims of correlation are based on pure ignorance.

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So Bernie will do what Andrew Weaver lusts for in BC….quasi PR ?

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New
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TI:12701

http://www.clivestevepaul.com

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Screwed

Shit!!!

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The magical TI number of 13,000 is avoided at A-L-L co$t.

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Sept 11.

Or 9/11 as it’s better known.

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4 sub 100 days this week…yikes

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Finally, some rain on the way.

That should put an end to all these suspicious house fires.

bullwhip29
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Police, firefighters and a hazmat team all converged on a residence in the 1100 block of Kingfisher Drive shortly after 11 a.m. for an investigation that forced neighbours from their homes
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/suspected-drug-lab-discovered-in-steveston-home-1.4067631

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Yawwnn..

…..just another day in Richmond

One down……………….__________???? to go !!!!

PS: Last Caucasian to leave Richmond……turn out the” r”ights…..

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I’ll give anyone 3 guesses what the driver’s nationality is.

Wait, make that one guess.

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Is it a Scandinavian country?

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Of course will all the newly rich in Vancouver who’ve wisely cashed in their real estate it’s inconceivable that you’d find a local with a spade few hundreds bucks go blow on a supercar rental.

Dumbass racists.

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One of SIDA’s casino- laundering concubines..

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Is there Prize involved????

…or should I contact Peter Deutsch,…..err Peter German

Ralph
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This is the second Lambo from this company to be crashed on the sea-to-sky in the last few years.

https://globalnews.ca/news/2727993/lamborghini-burnt-to-a-crisp-on-highway-99-causes-traffic-delay/

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I would hope ICBC doesn’t insure rental supercars.

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Re LAMBO…
Checked out the history…

Interesting the “Gallardo” model is no longer made..but this model was approx . 14,000+ of 50,000 TOTAL of all Lambos made over past 50 years.

Value=???? tough to pin ……aka is it now into collector mode or________? ……….but at minimum in $200,000 + range

In perspective…..if ICBC has 100% coverage for Lambo(and wtf the deductible is ??)..and if we say average ICBC sucker motorist pays $2,000 annually……this one accident cost the premiums of approx. 100 average ICBC clients.

Finally..as we are starting to see more “house fires”….maybe the next scam will be increased insurance claims on luxury items…( Lousy Cauc- Asians !!!!..lets let honourable and noble foreign locusts in to teach them a long overdue lesson……)

bullwhip29
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B.C. Ferries vehicle traffic highest in company’s history
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-ferries-vehicle-traffic-highest-in-companys-history

>>> and yet this basketcase of an operation still can’t make any money…

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2333 20TH AVE W, listed 4.18, assessed 4.11, sold 3.48,

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A 15% off back to school sale.

No bid deal? $600k tax free – a lifetime of work for many just went up in smoke.

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2587 18TH AVE E

Assessed 1.289, listed 1.228, sold 1.085

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7038 ELMHURST DR

Assessed 1.817, listed 1.799, sold 1.592

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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Wow thanks for posting. Those are big reductions below assessed.

bullwhip29
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The company that owns a Vancouver home allegedly being run as an expensive flophouse says it had no idea dozens of people were allegedly paying rent to live in the Marpole single family home
https://globalnews.ca/news/4409565/marpole-flophouse/

>>> man, these weasels are a clever bunch, aren’t they? imho this story is total bulls#&t and claims the owner didn’t know what was going is laughable. i suppose authorities will proceed to scold the parties involved and politely tell them to not let this happen again. cue the wrist slap…

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“Zhiying Zhou, the woman who rented the 13-bedroom home to Monaco and the other tenants, said she believes she’s well within her rights.

“Nothing is illegal, I don’t think anything is wrong. I didn’t do anything wrong,” she told Global News.”

Another example of a toxic culture that has ZERO respect for our laws, our culture, our people, our environment.

They will commit fraud, swindle, pillage, exploit as they please, with no shame.

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F*ck it,..
…..%$#@ final straw..
………………….I am A SICK OF THESE LYING CHEATING Round Eye CAUC-ASIAN SCUM.

I am going to contact Horgan…….Glegol Lobertson..Turdeau…..SIDA….maybe Emory Barnes and Dave Barrett…
…………….. and insist they sell 100’s of acres of Public land to Li Kai Shing as compensation ,……………….maybe throw in Fast Ferry or two as well as Nanaimo Bingo rights .

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

what did she do wrong? there’s nothing in the article even claiming she did something wrong.

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Deo0Qw3gcFY

Flip Flop and Fly
Big Joe Turner

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Oracle

Australia has reduced it immigration to 167,000 per year. Half of Canada’s rate of 350,000. Housing prices have started to fall.

Chinese immigration was drastically cut. Read.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/plunge-in-number-of-chinese-residents-granted-australian-citizenship-20180816-p4zxsd.html

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Laibach
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Smart choice. Hopefully, discarded leftovers won’t spill over to Canada? Enough is enough.

patriotz
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“Chinese immigration was drastically cut”

It hasn’t been cut at all. Do you understand that the granting of citizenship is not the same as immigration? Also total immigration to Oz has been very close to current levels for a decade. About 15% of immigrants to Oz come from China. For Canada, less than 10% are from China.

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/reports-publications/research-statistics/statistics/live-in-australia/migration-programme

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It’s 105% in the imaginations of the terminally stupid.

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Australia’s population is about half of Canada’s.

But I do like the overall trend in denying citizenship to chicoms, they always put the motherland first after all.

It should be a condition of citizenship that they denounce the communist party in writing, with a signature. Otherwise they’re nothing more than spies.

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Are foreign buyers really leaving B.C.’s real estate market?

https://www.burnabynow.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-are-foreign-buyers-really-leaving-b-c-s-real-estate-market-1.23410763

“It looks like foreign buyers have all but disappeared from the Metro Vancouver real estate market – if you believe the latest data.

The latest property transfer data from the B.C. Ministry of Finance, compiled at the end of July, suggest that foreign buyers have pulled back dramatically from buying in Metro Vancouver. ”

Of course we believe the data. Data is always 100% correct.

If it’s called data, you can trust it.

No exceptions.

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Data can have its faults for various reasons but it is always, without fail, more reliable than your bullshit opinions.

Dyugle
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Now the statistics used to under stand the data can be summed up as with the famous quote “Lies, Dammed Lies and Statistics”

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

Is that code for “I’m going to ignore everything I disagree with”?

Dyugle
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Dyugle

I’m sure that is what Mark Twain meant.

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GOOD NEWS

Pond scum John McCain and Robin Leach DEAD…RIH..aka Rot In Hell

GOOGLE McCain….fraud….his antics in Navy killed large number of crew mates….he married into mob run liquor distribution……saved by his daddy……

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For once I’d like to see Trump have no comment on this murderous piece of trash.

Just ignore McCain’s demise, like he never existed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=44&v=k9kumiroe6M

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YVR

Mccain is the reason we got Obama. Good riddance.

YVR
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YVR

What is wrong with Robin Leach?

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Leach was part of media deep state….,psych warfare to fool masses they too could be ” Rich and Fatuous”.

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Federal Tory Delegates Vote That Being Born In Canada Shouldn’t Guarantee Citizenship

A resolution targeting so-called ‘birth tourism’ passed at convention. Birthright citizenship should be barred to anyone who doesn’t have a parent who is a Canadian citizen or is a permanent resident, Tory delegates said in a vote Saturday at their party’s policy convention.

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/08/25/conservatives-birthright-citizenship_a_23509388/

YVR
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Another good move.

Following the lead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, Conservative Party members voted overwhelmingly to compel the next Conservative government to move the Canadian Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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To that end, the Conservative Party voted overwhelmingly to “stop all illegal entries in Canada.” Party members called for the next Conservative government to “take steps to renegotiate the Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S. to close the gaps relating to illegal entries in Canada,”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tasker-conservative-policy-convention-1.4798918

patriotz
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“take steps to renegotiate the Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S. to close the gaps relating to illegal entries in Canada,”

As if the US would agree to any changes that would result in taking those people back.

YVR
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Of course they would agree (if we had a competent PM). They would be sending these “irregular immigrants”, mostly illegal in the US, back to the shit hole they come from.

Laibach
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Laibach

If it ever gets through it should be applied retroactively. Reducing the amount of waste that piled up in the past 15 years by cunningly cheating and taking advantage of the system should be the state priority.

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All good ideas, but will Scheer listen to his party?

Something about him doesn’t sit well with me.

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We have had enough of milquetoast, sissy, fence- sitting vote whores…….

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Will you vote Trudeau then?

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Of course not, I’d rather vote for a sheepdog.

Probably a more intelligent and competent PM than Turd.

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I don’t like any of the 3 front-runners. Trudeau is an SJW libtard, Scheer is a weak liberal in conservative clothing, and Singh is a unelectable, dogmatic fool. Hopefully Bernier runs some candidates out west so I can throw my vote away on them.

patriotz
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“Federal Tory Delegates Vote That Being Born In Canada Shouldn’t Guarantee Citizenship”

Harper’s government itself talked about making the same change in 2012 and didn’t deliver. But why not grab a headline when you can.

‘Birth tourism’ may change citizenship rules

YVR
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YVR

Okay so lets stick with the party that does not want to make the change, openly tells us how great our current immigration system is and wants to increase immigration.

YVR
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YVR

Weaver argues it’s time to ban foreign real-estate buyers

When Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver ramped up his calls for a foreign-buyers ban in B.C. real estate, he was met with a quick rebuff from Premier John Horgan. “I’m a child of an immigrant,” Horgan said, pointing to his Irish roots. “B.C. is the gateway to Canada and I don’t believe we should be curbing people from coming here.” For Weaver, the response was infuriating. “We’re not talking about immigrants or refugees,” Weaver told me. “We’re talking about people sitting around in office towers around the world who dump capital here as a safe haven to park their money.

https://theprovince.com/news/bc-politics/mike-smyth-weaver-argues-its-time-to-ban-foreign-real-estate-buyers

patriotz
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During last year’s election he was campaigning for an expanded FBT. He has not explained why he changed his position.

YVR
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YVR

Weaver may want to be tougher because under the NDP housing prices have gone up 15% for most of the market and rents gone up. In other words the NDP housing policies have failed miserably and Weaver if trying to solve the issue rather than making absurd statements like “I am the son of immigrants”. Does Horgan even know a foreign buyer by definition is not an immigrant? In fact foreign buyers make housing more expensive for immigrants.

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

He wants to appear to be tougher, but he understands that it’s not and never was foreigner buyers driving the market.

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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

They were the jet fuel on the fire.

They may not have driven it but prices and craziness never would have approached these levels without HAM.

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Shut It Down Already (original)

Without these perceived levels, you mean. It’s fucking idiots like you who thought foreigners were out there buying everything sight unseen as a “safe store of value”. Isn’t that precisely why you rushed to buy a trophy property in Whistler?

YVR
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YVR

ICBC plan for incidental drivers draws confusion and flood of questions

Recently, ICBC said it planned to change its rate framework to get policyholders to list all incidental drivers.

Or it will cost $50 a year and is for those who plan on “allowing other drivers to operate their vehicle.”

What a nightmare.

https://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/icbc-plan-for-incidental-drivers-draws-confusion-and-flood-of-questions

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As if we haven’t seen enough stupid political messages in sports already…..

Accidentally tuned into a useless Lions game and saw the coaching staff on the sidelines wearing shirts stating “diversity is strength”.

FUCK OFF, ALREADY!

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Re Lions….last few years they had Stop Violence or whatever against women….apparently they are PAID to post this SJW crap.

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Shut It Down Already (original)

If a sports team can be paid to promote the drinking of Coke or buying a new F150 what’s so unpalatable to you that they can be used to promote other messages that have just a little more significance?

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Actually, I am sick of the politically correct inferences of their SJW campaigns ..

…….. aka the target is usually less than subtle aim at White Hetero Males.

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

You’re fucking sick.

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Please explain how being different, having different cultures, norms and languages makes us strong?

YVR
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YVR

If we bring people in people from shithole countries and encourage them to act like they did in those shithole countries we can be just like those shithole countries here. After all history has proven grouping different ethnic groups together has always ended in peace, harmony and economic prosperity.

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Keep an eye on South Africa…lots of YouTube videos on this topic.

Whites are getting murdered ..especially bad for farmers. In fact, the blacks and their govt have chants to KILL THE WHITES

The ANC gov’t wants to take the land from white farmers and give it to blacks.
Each white farm produces enough to feed 3,000 people.

In cases where the blacks take over farm..it fails.

Regardless, there are two scenarios…
Either the white farmers leave…. or they will be murdered.
Blacks will then be in charge.

Civil war is inevitable..
THEN you will see our Western Leaders “crocodile tears” and want to help the poor black refugees via immigration. Like a trojan horse..many of these people will be amped up to criminal activity especially against whites in their new host country.

Koombaya ???
more like Boom-baya !!!

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Sadly for many places in Africa the height of their civilization was during colonization

Raincity
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Raincity

Would you like to be ruled by outsiders?

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Pierre Trudeau’s legacy I’m afraid. Due to the slow march to the left, all three major federal parties are actually liberal parties as far as immigration policy. Liberals use the concept of diversity as a smokescreen to bring in foreigners to undercut local wages, and expand the tax-base. Meanwhile immigrants chew through social services, jack up cost of living for native Canadians, and slowly erode the social fabric. Even though Bernier’s new party will likely fail over the short term, after the next housing crash a populist uprising is coming one way or another. Your average Canadian doesn’t want more immigrants, a political re-alignment is coming.

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How are those 30,000 Syrian refugees doing?

I would love to see how many have made a decent life for theselves and are not on social services.

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Shut It Down Already (original)

Uh oh, somebody is attempting to confuse refugees with immigrants so he make a future “newcomers don’t contribute” argument.

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Actually I referred to them correctly as refugees loser.

I would genuinely like to know how many have learned English and gotten jobs.

Or is this racist to ask?

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

I think the refugee program is functioning as intended. Some of them will learn english, get jobs, and become Canadian, and I’m fine with that. The rest will just go back to Syria after the war because there’s no work in Canada for them. Refugees only get financial support for 1 year, then they’ll be on welfare, but with the cost of living in Canada, welfare is not sufficient to live on. Add to that the social safety net is going to get completely vaporized in the next recession so they can make way more money back in Syria.

YVR
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“welfare is not sufficient to live on.”

A family of 4 along with social housing does pretty well on welfare. The housing is almost free which leaves them with more money after housing costs than many of the working poor here in Vancouver who have to pay market rent. Note these people are first in line to get the social housing.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

I think it will be a moot point soon. The housing correction will completely gut budgets for social housing. We can barely pay for it as-is, and that’s with a buoyant and relatively healthy economy. If you’re at the front of the line it won’t help you if there’s no social housing available.

YVR
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YVR

“The housing correction will completely gut budgets for social housing.”

Are you saying those 114,000 new units the NDP promised are not going to get built?

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Yes, they’ve got the perfext life. You know, after losing almost everything and relocating to a country where they can face a torrent of abuse from racist little shits. So privileged. They must be the happiest people in town!

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Shut It Down Already (original)

Not racist, just ignorant.

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Best place on meth

Why is it ignorant to ask?

You have the data?

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Shut It Down Already (original)

Ignorant to think that people fleeing a civil war are going to learn another language in a year and have jobs which allow them to be economically independent. But then again I’m sure most of them are more employable than you.

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We used to get those kinds of refugees in the past.

Something wrong with the ones we’re getting these days?

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Shut It Down Already (original)

Great! So you can provide evidence that the former refugees who’d endured years of civil war were economically self-sufficient after a year! Looking forward to seeing that.

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SIDA is not a newcomer..
………..yet it has yet to contribute…

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Shut It Down Already (original)

I’m happy to compare contributions if you’ll first define how we measure it. Although I’d suggest not using income tax paid or charitable donations made if I were you.

YVR
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YVR

“somebody is attempting to confuse refugees with immigrants”

Actually he didn’t but that is right out of the lefts playbook. Along with illegal aliens and foreign buyers.

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Shut It Down Already (original)

Actually he did by implying that refugees should all by now be self-sufficient and have “made a decent life for themselves”.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

At least Canada mostly gets families that are mostly legitimate refugees. Europe is being flooded with young single men that should be back in Syria fighting for their country. When the Maoist uprising comes to Canada you won’t see me fleeing to Mexico, that’s for damn sure. 😉

YVR
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YVR

The ones crossing illegally from the US are mostly young men too. Note most are bogus refugees otherwise the US would accept them and they wouldn’t be coming here.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Yes, but unless someone is extremely ignorant, they do not refer to asylum seekers as refugees, they are not the same thing. Refugees are the ones that Canada has brought over and vetted. The border jumpers do not belong to this group, and we should be shoving them back across the border and putting up a fence, instead of paying for them.

YVR
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YVR

Wrong. You can only seek asylum at a port of entry. They refer to these crossings as “Irregular Crossings” and they are then turned into refugee claimants.

Irregular crossings into Canada
Some individuals enter Canada irregularly between designated ports of entry… At this point, individuals undergo health checks to address any immediate health needs, as well as security screenings to ensure that they do not pose a security threat to Canada and to determine whether they are eligible to make a refugee claim…If the claim is determined to be eligible, it will be referred to the Refugee Protection Division

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2017/03/claiming_asylum_incanadawhathappens.html

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Right, they are neither refugees or asylum seekers because they did not apply legally for either one.

They are merely invaders committing a criminal act and should be banned from entering Canada for life.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

I think we can all agree that border jumpers need to be tossed back across the border. Anything less is robbing the Canadian taxpayer.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Also, most asylum seekers are denied and deported from Canada. The perception of Canada as a “taking all comers” type of immigration system are extremely misinformed (Mostly thanks to Trudeau and his ridiculous propoganda)

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Is PR coming in stealth mode ?

Civic elections are on Oct. 20…

In reviewing an old Globe and Mail article, Eby is quoted as saying the PR will be conducted via a mail -in ballot between date of Oct. 22 and Nov.30.

What the NDP is proposing is a dogs breakfast re: complicated and as clear as mud.

We are being set up folks…keep your eye on the ball !!!