More imaginary buyers

For some reason even in a hot market some salespeople feel compelled to make up fake buyers. You might remember the fake sisters posing as buyers for a news story.

Well a North Van Realtor has been found guilty of professional misconduct after a competing offer was presented from a buyer who doesn’t exist.

According to the disciplinary panel’s written reasons, Inglis testified at the hearing that the offer from a buyer with a last name of “Huang” had been left on the kitchen counter on the property –along with a real estate agent’s business card – at an open house, after he’d given a pre-printed offer form to an “Asian person” who asked for it. He told the council he’d altered the form to delete his own name as the buyer’s agent, and added the real estate agent’s name whose card had been left with the offer.

But that real estate agent told the panel he hadn’t been involved in writing the offer and had not had a client named Huang.  The discipline committee also noted Inglis gave a contradictory version of how he’d received the offer in a message he left for his co-listing agent, saying he’d been handed the offer in person. A handwriting expert called to testify said it was “probable” Inglis wrote the offer himself.

The committee concluded Inglis had changed or made up the offer to create the impression that his story about receiving offers on the property was true, then made “false statements” to both his co-listing agent and the real estate council about it.

When Inglis found out about the investigation, he called the co-listing agent and left her a phone message, according to the panel’s written reasons, saying, “So if you really want to get blackballed you’ve gone to the right person because trust me I wield a bigger bat than you do.” The message continued: “So you’re off my books as far as ever doing a deal. I will never, ever, ever process one of your offers ever. So you’re done.”

Read the full article here.

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NAFTA is done. USMCA replaces it.

Here is the biggest clause in it. (32.10).

Turd had to choose between USA and China. Trump had to force turd to accept clause 32.10. Basically means Canada is prevented from pursuing a trade agreement with China.

WOWowow. Damn right!!

Now domestically we have to remove the Tird from office and elect someone willing to drastically cut immigration and stop the influence of China in canada.

This is a Cold War. Expect it to be long. People like SIDA who act against the interests of USMCA must be watched.

The first step to taking back our country from China has begun.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

USMCA!

Semper Fi!

Oracle
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Oracle

Today, LNG Canada had a dinner. Only MLA invited was Wilkinson of the Libs.

NDP gave LNG Canada a crazy deal on taxes going forward and approved the project. They weren’t invited.

It’s all optics. These people are working together behind the scenes. Weaver was told to speak out and say he won’t support but the Liberals might. Lol. Then the NDP and Libs decided that only Libs should attend dinner. Keeps the 2 out of bed in the naive publics eyes.

With PR, these guys get power forever. Doesn’t benefit the people unless a new party rises.

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Many realtors are sh1tbags, news at 11.

Doomcouver
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Seriously, living in Vancouver has given me a real hate for realtors. They’re like the lowest dirtbags on the planet. Most of them make lawyers look like saints.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

The commie chinese realtors are worse than shitbags.

Lying and cheating is their entire business model.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

the whole system is rotten to the core where many lie and cheat to scam the banks so they buy something often sight unseen that is either plagued with deliberately obscured deficiencies which inspectors can not detect and/or is built to standards they did not expect. and to make matters worse, now a buyer has to worry about who specifically they are buying from and whether seller is hiding their identity, business dealing and any other unwanted baggage

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing tells fans she is ‘ashamed, guilty’ as she gets US$129 million tax bill
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2166744/chinese-actress-fan-bingbing-fined-us70-million-tax-offences

“Recently, I have experienced unprecedented pain and agony…”

“I have undergone profound thought and reflection. I feel ashamed and guilty about what I have done, and I sincerely apologise to you all!”

“…Fan had been kept in a “holiday resort” used to investigate officials, in a suburb of Wuxi in coastal Jiangsu province…”

In 2015, she was quoted as saying: “I don’t want to marry someone who’s rich. I am someone who’s rich.”

Fan will not face criminal charges if she pays all the money by an undisclosed deadline as requested by the tax authorities

>>> let the liquidation commence…

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Canada is for Canadians

Did Wanting Qu’s mother get executed yet?

M-
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I haven’t heard of a Vancouver connection yet, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if she and her relatives own a bunch of vacant Vancouver houses.

Raincity
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Raincity

She sucked in the ” MEG”. The shark should have eaten her first, lol!

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Too boney for the shark.

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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

“Recently, I have experienced unprecedented pain and agony…”

Because I have been tortured.

“I have undergone profound thought and reflection. I feel ashamed and guilty about what I have done, and I sincerely apologise to you all!”

Because I got caught.

patriotz
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“Because I got caught.”

She didn’t “get caught”. Everyone does it and the Chinese government doesn’t go after people unless there’s some other reason. My guesses:

1. She had built up a mass following which made the CPC leadership nervous.
2. She turned down someone high up in the Party for a bang-bang.
3. 1 and 2.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

she was reeducated for refusing to sleep with high ranking disgusting old men.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

British police still investigating Chinese journalist who slapped student volunteer at UK event despite releasing her from custody
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2166579/chinese-journalist-who-slapped-student-volunteer-released

Laibach
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Laibach

What’s going on with the librarian and “retard”?

https://postmediavancouversun2.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/kick.gif?w=500

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Good question?

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

“fight” at T&T vancouver over fish heads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx7lMbSJgBs

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

best part is it looked like Mr Undah Ahmah whiffed on every punch and kick…LOL…while the older guys just stands there and wonders why this genetic mutation went completely postal on him…

“Why So Angry?” have we not seen this facial expression before? any relation to Mr Librarian kicker or Ms Stahnlee Pak?

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

who’s Ms Stahnlee Pak?

remember this one?

BC litterbug
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rRpps5N064

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

My sources tell me that once Vancouver is Chinese majority, they’re planning to name change it to Bruce Lee Park.

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

This video is from 1998 and sadly nothing has changed.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

His Kung Fu fighting needs work, but I bet he can Wang Chung with the best of them.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

That guy could not be more pathetic.

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southseacompany

“When It Comes to Rates, What Are Central Banks Going to Do Next?”, Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-02/predicting-when-top-central-banks-will-next-raise-rates

“The Bank of Canada has raised rates four times since mid-2017 to keep inflation from moving permanently beyond its 2 percent target, and indicated it will need to make additional hikes to bring borrowing costs back to more normal levels in an economy that is running at near capacity. ”

“The central bank’s economists estimate the economy’s “neutral” rate is somewhere around 3 percent, but most investors expect it to settle well below that level since the country’s large debt overhang will continue acting as a long-term drag on growth. After the next four hikes, the expectation is the Bank of Canada will stay on hold for a very long time.”

Doomcouver
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Central banks are going to bend debtors over a barrel, that’s what they’re going to do.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

B.C. Ferries considering changes in revamp of Swartz Bay terminal
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-ferries-considering-changes-in-revamp-of-swartz-bay-terminal

>>> maybe these f&^ktards should worry about (1) getting the service to work properly and (2) at least breaking even before they waste many more millions on pretty locations to take even more selfies. for starters, legitimate locals should be able to purchase annual passes (photo and ID req’d) at a significant discount or single use tickets also at a reduced cost. tourists and other “visitors” can pay the “market” rate. all this horsesh1t that currently goes on winds up leaving the folks who need the service the most at the back of the line and/or far less off financially

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

and for a little does of daily comedy, we get also got this update from them…

BC Ferries says the largest capital plan in the company’s history will add more ships, improve terminals and upgrade the reservation and ticket sales system – and that when it’s all done in early 2030, “waits will largely end at major terminals,”
https://www.coastreporter.net/news/local-news/bc-ferries-predicts-waits-will-end-in-2030-1.23450896

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

Why should we subsidize those who choose to live in otherwise inaccessible locations?

Dave
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Because they vote GreeNDP. I think we should increase the number of ferry terminals on Salt Spring from 3 to 6.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

that’s not what i am talking you retard. bc ferries was supposed to be part of transit, an essential service for the benefit of taxpayers. instead the folks running the show wound up catering (and still are) to tourists and visitors who monopolize the service on every long weekend, holiday and for that matter, most spring and summer weekends. despite this, these morons still can’t turn a profit…

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

It’s not possible to run a profitable service without catering to tourists, dipshit. That’s exactly why I called it a subsidy.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

let me explain this in plain english so you can understand

bc ferries is already catering to tourists yet they still lose money and the more they seem to pivot in that direction the bigger the losses get. nothing is worse than a service you have to pay through the nose for but never get to use when you need it. back to the drawing board with your thesis..,.

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

80% of B.C. Ferries revenue comes from the Vancouver-Vancouver Island routes.

But keep telling yourself that year-round daily car service to Saturna is justifiable and sustainable.

C.Junta
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C.Junta

One chart worth thousand words, just look for
“Current location for people who immigrated to Canada through the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program”

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-quebec-election-results-legault-caq-explainer/

Quebec excl. Montreal 390
Burnaby, B.C. 3,160
Montreal 5,660
Richmond, B.C. 6,835
Vancouver 8,590
Toronto 19,265

Not news really, but it’s good to see it it MSM nevertheless.

patriotz
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“Not news really”

News to people who think they all moved to metro Vancouver.

DaMann
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DaMann

well to be fair, it’s pretty much half of all of them. that’s a lot for one city, with TO taking the other half

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

It’s pretty much a third. Not half.

Laibach
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Laibach

“Third” lol, the total of 18,585 at the area smaller than Toronto. Peddling the usual bullshit and “interpreting the data”. Since when Vancouver, Burnaby, and Richmond are counted separately when it comes to locust invasion in this part of the world.

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

There are areas other than Metro Vancouver and Toronto. You know, like Montreal. Did you even read the article? Clearly not.

Why are racists always so fucking dumb?

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

see comment above, then STFU….

Laibach
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Laibach

It is funny when you talk about dumbness, isn’t it? A stubborn but laughable effort in minimizing locust role in fucking up Canada and calling everyone racist who disagrees with you is quite pathetic and retarded, but that’s you, nothing new. Try numbers again, fucking idiot.

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

I don’t call people racists for disagreeing with me. I call them racists for using racial slurs. Stop playing the victim, it’s getting boring.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

Wow! commenting on a number in an article now makes one ‘‘racist’ to SIDA?

Buddy you have a serious problem.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

“Racist” was the first word he learned as a toddler.

His parents must be just awful.

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

He’s been racist for a long time. Do you really think every time I use that word is applies directly to the post I’m responding to?

Give your head a shake, racist.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

https://globalnews.ca/news/3886743/quebec-immigrant-investor-program-vancouver/

57,935 investor immigrants who came through Quebec were living in Canada as of 2016

of these 28,000 of them (48.3%) were living in B.C., 22,000 (37.9%) were in Ontario and 6,050 (10.4%) were in Quebec

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

so more wound up in Richmond alone than in entire province of Quebec….lol…

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

Lol if I didn’t want to cry.

DaMann
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DaMann

Math isn’t your strongest quality I see…

kabloona
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kabloona

Program that houses the homeless in tiny backyard cabins could work in Vancouver, candidate says
By Jen St. Denis – StarMetro Vancouver
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/10/03/program-that-houses-the-homeless-in-tiny-backyard-cabins-could-work-in-vancouver-candidate-says.html

VANCOUVER—An independent city council candidate wants Vancouver to adopt a Seattle model of housing homeless people by putting tiny cabins in homeowners’ backyards.

“The big appeal to me is that it’s sort of community focused. It’s a neighbourhood or community coming together to solve an issue that (affects) everyone in the city,” said Rob McDowell, who previously ran with the Non-Partisan Association for city council but is running as an independent this time around…”

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

When will people realize that there is no solution to the homeless problem. The more homes that are provided, the more homeless will show up looking for homes, but everybody here already knows that.
In fact, there are tonnes of empty beds in shelters because the homeless don’t like staying there because they have to follow rules.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

Think of all the homeless addicts that would come here if we provided free heroin, safe injection sites and homes…and yet that’s what the ‘advocacy groups’ want to provide. If that happens I’m going to say fuck it, and turn myself into a heroin addict and collect my free drugs and home…eat at soup kitchens and have a carefree life….and if someone says I’m a lazy free loader, I’ll tell them I have mental health issues.
I’m as liberal as the next guy when it comes to these issues, but there is no common sense anymore…nobody understands the reaction force associated with the action.

Dave
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If you build it, they will come. Supply and demand. I’ve always said that.

That said, I would hope that our society is progressing to a point where everybody can be guaranteed food, shelter and clothing, regardless of whether they are a bum, or not. In some ways, we’re already there and the downtown eastside is an example of it. So, I don’t think it’s going to take much more effort to move us from our current situation to the one I imagine.

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Doomcouver

Honestly with modern farming methods there’s no reason why anyone on the planet should be without food. We’re just locked into a scarcity mindset thanks to capitalism and 1%er greed. Eventually a lot of things that are scarce now will be abundant in the not-so-distant future, food being one of them.

Dave
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Capitalism has worked amazingly well in getting the world fed. We’re not all the way there yet, but we’re close now.

Nobody in North America dies of starvation. And that’s what I mean by in a lot of ways, we’ve already achieved providing food, housing and clothing to all people. I think we can do a better job of it though. I like the idea of minimum incomes and let people take care of themselves with it. That said, the pilot tests of this haven’t gone too well.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

Work camps might be an option.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Nobody should be getting money for nothing.

If we’re going to have welfare programs, the recipients need to do something in return.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

You and I will be lined up and shot for agreeing to this.

Something given for nothing has zero value.

I would believe that the majority of social services receipents have pride and would like to believe they are doing something what they recieve.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Mechanization and automation are making it so that many people will have no utilitarian use to society. You could make them dig holes and fill them back in again, but what would be the point in that? Eventually the robots will have to sustain a large portion of our population. It seems almost inevitable at this point.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

I assume you are referring to yourself?

We are still a long way from that. Last time I looked I saw a ‘Help wanted’ sign in every second window.

People like you need to realize the world is changing and there is a reason why Trump
and Ford got it and Merkel is losing her grip on Germany..

People have had emough of the left wing bullshit. Eventually all these programs need to be paid for.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

I’m talking more medium to long term. The robot uprising is a little ways away ;). The help wanted signs are piling up because of the ridiculous cost of living. People can’t afford to take minimum wage jobs like they used to. Ultimately in Vancouver the only intelligent choices are to find a more high paying job or move away. Slumming it working some low level job might have worked for our parents but those days are gone for the time being.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

exactly…and if you don’t submit to a drug test, then you don’t get any cash, just food and shelter directly.

Nomad
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Nomad

Welfare programs need some major change. It is too easy to get hold of.
All these free shot centers need to be torn down. You don’t give alcohol to an addict so they can be sober.

Free bed, free food, free everything.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6-1oo-b3Ds

Nomad
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Nomad

Vancouver city spends at least $53,000/yr per homeless person. That’s more than average single person income in Canada. Ridiculous.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/opinion-jino-distasio-homelessness-housing-first-1.4341552

That video “Street of Plenty” shows exactly how the $ is spent.

patriotz
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“Vancouver city spends at least $53,000/yr per homeless person. ”

If you read the article, it actually says “In Canada, the annual costs for persons struggling with homelessness and mental illness are high — a whopping $53,144 per person”. A large part of that, not surprisingly, is medical care which is paid for at the provincial level.

Nomad
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Ok I get it. Remaining 52%, 28K goes for food and shelter. Still that doesn’t make it cheap. Plus bunch of donations they get. Have you watched that video? Majority of homeless in Van is by their choice. Wanting to leave free and off of tax dollars. They refuse to wear clean and free clothes so that they can get more money begging on the streets. I for a fact know a beggar who usually sits center of DT Van, chest naked, in his 50s Caucasian, looks like he has back problem. I used to throw a dollar or two when I pass by him. Guess what, one day I saw him walking on the streets. He had no back problem. He had better clothes than many people who work 9 to 5. Noone would imagine his daily job was… Read more »
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Yes and since you’re concentrating people in them you should call them concentration camps. Seems like a new and innovative idea that’s never been done before.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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The Liberal retard has spoken!

No one said anything about a concerntration camp. What is wrong with able bodied people working to earn the money they are getting free from the tax payers?

Whats wrong with cleaning beaches or highways? Removing graffiti, washing public service vehicles?

There are many jobs that people who rely on taxpayers for their existance can do without risk or shame even a few hours a week.

I guess your Liberal brain just exploded.

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

Wow, one of the most ignorant things I’ve ever read here. And that takes some doing.

Nomad
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Nomad

Scarcity is part of all living creature. From the start til the end.

You remind of those kids whining about grading systems at schools. They don’t want to be graded. They said it hurts their feelings! Give me a fucking break.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

This is 100% correct but the left wing nut jobs will never see this.

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

It’s only correct when you look at individual regions in isolation. It’s completely incorrect when you look at the entire country.

That indicates where the solution must come from.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

“Homeowners volunteer to provide space for a 125-square-foot dwelling on their property and canvas their block to make sure all their neighbours support the idea”

>>> yeah, good luck with that. maybe some owners might pretend to go along with the “program” but will wind up renting these out as luxury cabins to tourists instead (and of course taking advantage of the tax benefits too). OR you never know, the dimwits at city hall might require owners to give up space in their backyards if it not utilized.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

STAHLEE PAHK!!!

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Lost...but not leased

Stan Lee Park is a very underutilized public asset…

It should be re-visited as a living museum….

The olde Bear Pit should have SIDA and a big Foreign Locusts @sholess having a soapbox to spout their Caucasian demonizing rhetoric……and the General Public having access to various locally grown produce to act as opinion voting projectiles.

Nomad
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Nomad

Piss off. Attention seeking millennials. All they care about is # of hits. Their ideas all circle around that.

stagnate
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stagnate

lefty governments love the optics of building homes for homeless, but of course do nothing for those spending all their welfare cheque on a sro. room.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Chinese tourists love Jeju’s beaches, shopping and gambling – and now its driving licences too
http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20181001-spending-your-holiday-driving-round-in-circles

For aspiring Chinese drivers, South Korean licences pay off on both counts. Not only is a trip to Jeju comparable to the cost of China’s big-city driving schools, but it’s also faster and more convenient

“The Chinese driving test is very strict. The Korean test is easy.”

China, like many countries, allows valid licences from other nations to be exchanged for a local permit. So once they’ve passed, Chinese residents can convert their South Korean licence

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

At least these Chiense are taking lessons vs buying forged documents.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

hardly. they go to korea to shop, get plastic surgery and easily obtainable DL, which is eventually converted into a BCDL for all intents and purposes…and all legitimately too.

and one wonders why ICBC is having issues…

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Lost...but not leased

Ya know….

If SIDA didn’t know better…….one may use CONfucious logic and think VCI is a site that exposes corruption from offshore locales who have infiltrated , vampired and free-loaded grassroots via European colonization ?

Puree’d fiction……right ?!?

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“Higher interest rates threaten overvalued property markets”, Financial Times

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjQvN34u-vdAhXYCTQIHbSUCGQQFjAAegQICRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcontent%2F723fd474-c21c-11e8-8d55-54197280d3f7&usg=AOvVaw2oQccpqpgTJ4AFmrLah0Ni

“Rising interest rates are piling pressure on some of the world’s most over-heated property markets, with Hong Kong exposed as the least affordable housing sector globally, economists have warned.”

“But higher borrowing costs threaten to curb runaway property prices in some markets. A decade of post-crisis stimulus by central banks globally has pushed investors to seek higher yielding assets, with many channelling cash into property, which has sent prices rocketing.”

Bubble
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Bubble

After one year, Sydney’s housing price is only down 6.1%.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u3WBP-sZwA

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Considering all the property in Sydney peaked at close to $7 trillion that means about $400 million of paper gains evaporated over 1 year. Seems like “only down 6.1%” is understating the gravity of the situation.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

all that matters is where they’ll be a year, 2, 3 4 years from now…last year means shit.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Yeah, and it’s the sentiment of investors that really matter. If the price reductions are only minor at this point it’s likely because of a lack of owner capitulation. With a bull run as long as Sydney had, property owners have a valuation in their heads for their house that it’s going to take a healthy dose of fear to change. Eventually when the marginal sales start to pile up, they’ll realize the good times aren’t coming back, and the price-slashing starts.

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Help requested. I have no inclination to wade through all the useless canadiates in the upcoming civic election. Can the group offer me some people to support based on the following: (it can be one name or several) I detest Vision and Gregor I am against bike lanes I support lower immigration I support more density I am sick of hearing about the homeless – how about something for the working poor? I am generally supportive of measures to cut down on foreign ownership I am for higher property taxes for residents and lower for businesses I think this gives you all a pretty good idea. I know that no candiate fits all of these people anything that can steer me in the right direction would help. And for all you who are about to attack me for being lazy,… Read more »
Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

I’m probably going with David Chen.

https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/09/10/Your-Guide-To-The-Vancouver-Election/

Hector is a write-off because he’s owned by developers, Wai Young is a write-off because chinese will vote for her based on race, Vision should be put to death as should any party or candidate who calls themselves “progressive”, and the NPA…..Ken Sim and his over hyped bagels….fuck them too.

Shauna Sylvester is former Vision, pro-carbon tax. Another write-off.

It’s going to be the most interesting race in my lifetime.

Laibach
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Laibach

I am clueless too, how about that independent guy, Kennedy Stewart? What is he up to?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Another “progressive” twat focusing on identity politics.

https://www.kennedystewart.ca/trust

“For too long we have operated under an at-large system that lacks community representation and disenfranchises racialized people”

The only good Kennedy is a Dead Kennedy.

Laibach
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Laibach

He sounds all over the place, no clear goals nor objectives. Thanks.

Selective Memory
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Selective Memory

Kennedy Stewarts support of a ward system for Vancouver — going back to the last referendum on the issue — strikes me as a big point in his favour. Wards would create more space for independent candidates unattached to party machines.

Time to go
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Time to go

Stewart was also at the helm in Burnaby and stood by doing nothing as affordable housing was destroyed for luxury condos in Metrotown. Not sure I trust his views on affordable housing…

patriotz
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“Stewart was also at the helm in Burnaby and stood by doing nothing as affordable housing was destroyed for luxury condos in Metrotown”

Stewart is a former NDP MP and has never held a municipal position in Burnaby or anywhere else. He has spoken out on housing and you can judge him on that, but don’t judge him for a situation he had no control over.

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I consider him an opportunist politician. He was elected in my riding in North Burnaby in 2011 a fairly safe NDP riding. He was gung ho on stopping the pipeline – all is good for the riding. Then in 2015 the boundaries change and part of more right leaning North Vancouver is included. Kennedy bolts to South Burnaby, another very safe NDP riding and lets a new candidate lose to Terry Beech. He apparently moved to Vancouver a couple of years ago but continues to represent South Burnaby. Then he decides to run for mayor but does not resign immediately. So he continure to collect his MP salary for Burnaby while campaigning for mayor in Vancouver. And of course, he has qualified for his MP pensions which should very nicely with his provincial pension from SFU and whatever he might… Read more »
patriotz
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“whatever he might get if he wins the mayoral race in Vancouver.”

Municipal politicians in BC don’t get pensions. Some cities do pay a one shot “retirement allowance”, but it ‘s not much – Gregor Roberson is getting $28,843.87 after 10 years as mayor.

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/metro-council-members-eligible-for-hundreds-of-thousands-in-retirement-benefits

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Canada 5 year yield reaches 2.46 %, highest in 7.5 years.

Same for US 10 year, highest since early 2011.

https://www.investing.com/rates-bonds/canada-5-year-bond-yield

Good luck ratehub trying to offer a 3.14% 5 year fixed and offering a rate hold until Feb 1.

I really want to see how you pull that off.

Oracle
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Oracle

Actually the best rates available are in that range. Just visit their website rather than trying to spew wrong info.

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

I think he’s implying that they’ll renege on the rate hold (because they’re somehow blissfully unaware of the environment in which their business operates).

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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!

CIBC still holding 3.29%

That is some skinny margin. I don’t see them being compensated at all for this risk they are taking.

Bubble
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Bubble

Nice house, wrong timing!
4691 W 9TH AVENUE, Vancouver (assessed $3,731,000)

MLS® Sales History (Since October 2014)
Date Comments MLS® Number
2018-Aug-07 Listed $4,188,000 R2295646
2018-Jul-01 Expired $4,488,000 R2253334
2018-Apr-04 Listed for sale R2253334
2018-Apr-04 Terminated $4,780,000 R2223611
2017-Nov-20 Listed for sale R2223611
2017-Nov-20 Terminated $4,950,000 R2210641
2017-Sep-29 Listed for sale R2210641

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southseacompany

“Powell says we’re ‘a long way’ from neutral on interest rates, indicating more hikes are coming”, CNBC

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/03/powell-says-were-a-long-way-from-neutral-on-interest-rates.html

“The question of the neutral rate is critical for the Fed’s policymaking. Officials have been debating for years where that level may be, with the Fed consensus near 3 percent. The current range for the central bank’s benchmark rate is 2 percent to 2.25 percent; projections released last week indicated the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee is likely to take the funds rate to 3.4 percent before pausing.”

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“Strong market, rising interest rates raise market correction fears”, Business In Vancouver

https://biv.com/article/2018/10/strong-market-rising-interest-rates-raise-market-correction-fears

“The numbers from Sotheby’s International Realty Canada for the city of Vancouver show the residential market is taking a harder hit. Sales in excess of $4 million dropped by a third in the second quarter, while sales over $1 million fell 25% versus the same period last year.”

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Bitter sweet ending for Steveston candy store
https://www.richmond-news.com/community/bitter-sweet-ending-for-steveston-candy-store-1.23451431

As for what might replace the Candy Dish, Hartwell isn’t sure, although she know it’s offshore, Chinese investors that own the whole block.

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

The asian invasion takeover continues and we sit idly by and let it happen.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

same thing happened in White Rock too.

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It’s unbelievable how fast productive retail spaces are dying thanks to uncontrolled speculation. The investors would rather the space stays empty so they can apply more pressure on city hall to have these commercial areas rezoned high density residential. We’re trading permanent employment in commercial areas for transient employment in residential housing construction and sales. It will end badly when asset prices turn toxic, and no one has any real jobs to fall back on.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

one of only decent restaurants in steveston closed a while back (tapenade bistro) and is now an asian noodle house. another space that used to be marine/industrial equip vendor has been turned into an asian art auction house where items priced in the millions change hands (surely all legit business of course…)

Laibach
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Laibach

A society fucking metastasis…

Laibach
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Laibach

Chinese investors should now get the entire block and make the large aquarium and playground filled with sea lions. Kids and families like to play with them in Steveston.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sea-lion-drags-girl-into-water-off-steveston-docks-in-richmond-b-c-1.4126203

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

no, just expect more asian eateries and fake storefronts. this is what steveston has been missing all this time…

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

He Made $800 Million Selling Luxury Homes During a Housing Crisis, then Bragged in His Own Magazine
https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/10/04/Made-800-Million-Luxury-Homes-Crisis/

Laibach
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Laibach

All bloody greedy locals indebted to the bone. He is just lying when saying that 90% of buyers are Chinese. We have the data to show otherwise.

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

Keep fooling yourself that buyers in the low volume $10m+ segment have the same make-up as the market as a whole.

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Stand up for Canada

You know people who are truly wealthy who built their wealth through hard work and diligent savings and investing actually don’t buy bling. I can easily afford all the bling cited in the article but actually prefer to take the bus and dress like a middle class person. The “finer” things in life only brings jealousy to others and you end up losing your relationships which are what makes humans happy. Not to mention that the more bling you buy the more likely you are to be broke.

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slurker

That’s just complete bullshit. You don’t know enough wealthy people.

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With any luck, Hasman is invested up to his beady little eyeballs in BC real estate, and will get crushed as it rolls over….

😀

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

How UBC became Canada’s largest community without a municipal government
People living in and around UBC elect one person for Metro Vancouver — and they don’t have a say over land use
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/the-most-populated-area-in-canada-without-its-own-government-is-in-metro-vancouver-1.4845987

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Laibach
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Laibach
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies Just imagine what goes on in Richmond and rest of LM in those tiny shoddy businesses dealing with “technology” with all encouragement from all levels of authorities. “The majority of its workforce in San Jose is Taiwanese or Chinese, and Mandarin is the preferred language, with hanzi filling the whiteboards, according to six former employees. Chinese pastries are delivered every week, and many routine calls are done twice, once for English-only workers and again in Mandarin. The latter are more productive, according to people who’ve been on both. These overseas ties, especially the widespread use of Mandarin, would have made it easier for China to gain an understanding of Supermicro’s operations and potentially to infiltrate the company. (A U.S. official says the government’s probe is still… Read more »
Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

the significance of this can’t be understated.

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

Apple and Amazon say this is nonsense.

But a tinfoil hat sure suits you both.

Laibach
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Laibach

Sure, they would rather confirm it and insiders who said that are just bitter former employees that got fired, imbecile.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

oh look the sino-apologist is making excuses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_security_letter

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/3173346/Chip-and-pin-scam-has-netted-millions-from-British-shoppers.html

An organised crime syndicate is suspected of having tampered with the chip and pin machines, either during the manufacturing process at a factory in China, or shortly after they came off the production line.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/3173346/Chip-and-pin-scam-has-netted-millions-from-British-shoppers.html

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“The companies’ denials are countered by six current and former senior national security officials, who—in conversations that began during the Obama administration and continued under the Trump administration—detailed the discovery of the chips and the government’s investigation. One of those officials and two people inside AWS provided extensive information on how the attack played out at Elemental and Amazon; the official and one of the insiders also described Amazon’s cooperation with the government investigation. In addition to the three Apple insiders, four of the six U.S. officials confirmed that Apple was a victim. “

Laibach
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Laibach

Those officials and insiders are racist, don’t trust them! We have links with denials!

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

Right. Both companies are lying to investors.

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

And now the DHS as well as the UK’s cybercrime center are saying they’ve no reason to doubt Apple’s denial. Presumably this merely widens your little conspiracy theory?