Friday Free-for-all! October 18th 2019

It’s the end of another work week and that means more news in the local economy and real estate world.

Let’s do our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread, here are a few links to kick off the chat:

CRA looks to credit card receipts to find cash cheats
No return of $2mil in money laundering case
Burnaby tax on landlords
Your real estate agent hates you
Real estate market returning to equilibrium

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments below and have an excellent weekend!

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https://thetyee.ca/Tyeenews/2019/10/21/2019-Election-Tyee-Journalists-Will-Be-There/

“We’ll report from their gatherings, and decipher the big picture.“

SorryTyee, the anticryptography artwork is done already, paint and canvas curing as we comment.

Ahh yes, riding the wave

“Expect our comment threads to buzz with the passion and insight our readers have proven so capable of contributing”

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Shut It Down Already (original) is such a smooth operator.
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=CdSgd_1571124886

Shit It Down Already (original)
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Delayed Clusterfuck……

Driving down Cambie yesterday…
Lots of construction..but as I alluded to several times before,…these projects were at point of no return and meant to entrap Pre Sale buyers. Concurrenty, many projects on Cambie are on hold, simply boarded up homes behind fences.

All the signs of SHTF…

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B.C. speculation tax personal information can be collected and disclosed: privacy commissioner

https://www.vancourier.com/b-c-speculation-tax-personal-information-can-be-collected-and-disclosed-privacy-commissioner-1.23983188

“The opposition BC Liberals and other critics have panned the tax for prying into people’s private information, namely by requiring a SIN on declaration forms.”

All this time were the BC Liberals OK peoples “private information” disclosed on brokerage statements for the purposes of collectiog tax?

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It was my understanding that when one acquired various ID numbers, (ie SIN..Dr.License etc. )it was based on individual privacy being paramount, so various gov’t bodies had a privacy wall between them.

Seems like gov’ts are continually seeking backdoor means to bypass this….

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It seems it was based n Govt being able to control things better… after all, given the choice between tax or no tax….

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Ominous quote from Jagmeet, Pronounced Jugmeet not Jimmy, in BC Bookart

Love and Courage
My story of multicultural fascism, political favouritism payoffs tribe loyalty
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Overcoming the Unexpected
Simon and Shlepper

“Jack Layton took me aside and said ‘Never let them tell you it can’t be done. It can be done’”

Indeed!

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There are more wealthy Chinese than Americans for the first time

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/21/investing/china-wealth-americans/index.html

low taxes and next to no environmental regulations would be a big part of the ease with which the chineeze are getting ahead.
Never mind the lying, cheating, and stealing.
Level the playing field and they could not compete.

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Does the data come from their loan application forms?

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First of five public meetings seeking input on money laundering set for Vancouver

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/10/20/first-of-five-public-meetings-seeking-input-on-money-laundering-set-for-vancouver/

“Commissioner Austin Cullen final report has to be delivered by May 2021”

May 2021 why drag it out for so long ?

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The NDP want it to be an election issue. Fall 2021 seems so far away. 4.5 years is too long for a government to hold power, never mind when they didn’t win a majority or the most seats. People are going to be so tired of this bunch by that time IMO… Horgan’s popularity has probably already peaked out. All downhill from here.

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Until the Liberals find a new leader, he NDP will remain in power…

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I doubt it. The NDP seem to be doing a pretty good job overall, plus there is no real opposition from Wilkinson and his merry band. Barring some major scandal, at this point I’d say they will be good for another term.

Dave
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Right now they are. Less so in 2 years. You get a free ride by the public and media for your first couple years and then people start putting their issues on you. For example, ICBC is now the NDP’s problem, whereas that wasn’t really the case up to this point. Likewise with the budget, jobs, forestry, gas prices, etc…

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And of course housing is a disaster with rents rising at triple inflation. All the NDPs broken promises will come back to haunt them come next election. Not to mention money laundering which is at all time highs with casino revenues. The inquiry will expose the money laundering crack down sham as well. The NPD have betrayed their base.

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you can get furnished apartments for $1800 downtown that were renting for $2100 unfurnished 3 years ago.

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The BC NDP will handily win the next election.

Dave
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Depends when it is. Right now, yes. As time goes on, the NDP are going to have a bunch of issues (NDP, budget, forestry, slower economic growth, high cost of living). I don’t think the government will go full term in any case. Plecas has yet to pull off his final act and I predict he steps down sometime in 2020.

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Gov’ts are more concerned over service worker tips and ca$h only tradesemen than anything like mega million $$$ crimes.

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Saturn Pluto conjunction, takes that long to resolve itself. And the 2020 Summer Solstice eclipse is a major, major Mayanist restart.

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Over 100K dirty china men came to metro Vancouver through the immigrant “investor” program.

There is a lot to investigate there. I really wish we had a public inquiry into that program, we would be able to get most of them deported for immigration fraud.

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Sounds like a joke compared to Vancouver, although there economy is a main reason and here the ubiquitous locust looking for parking.

“ San Francisco is losing residents because it’s too expensive for nearly everyone”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/19/california-housing-crisis-residents-flee-san-francisco-because-costs/3985196002/

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‘The motive remains a mystery:’ IHIT investigating death of notary public in Richmond

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/10/19/man-found-dead-in-richmond-business-ihit-investigating/

I’ll bet this is related to real estate, money laundering, and with an azian connection…

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On September 19th this year, with Saturn at its strongest, stationary direct, the global elite minority, thru Trudeau, told us who would be the next Prime Minister of Canada.

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Ain’t locust’s sense of creativity immeasurable?

“ Peter German has advised that people are paying thousands of dollars in suspicious cash for multiple semesters in advance and then seeking refunds by cheque,” Attorney General David Eby said at a new conference in May. “Our post-secondary institutions must not be used to launder money, and we are asking them to review their policies to put a stop to it.”

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-universities-move-to-ban-cash-payments-for-tuition

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Simple solution, don’t accept cash, especially from PRC vermin.

Actually just don’t accept PRC vermin in the first place.

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Or, don’t offer any refunds to international students. You pay, you paid. End of story.

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Refund via the same form of payment.

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Yes maybe keep a Brinks truck on standby with a $100K in cash so the crooks can get a refund. Good idea.

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https://www.sott.net/article/422244-Maxime-Bernier-Reject-global-warming-alarmism

He says:
“Even if the Canadian economy was completely shut down, it would make no difference to the world’s climate. “

This is an ominous quote

Remember, our country is the To Go nation in the world when change is required. It occurs first on the Margin.

Just Thinking
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Max is correct.

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and Mars is undergoing Mercury Rx calibration. A link that takes you to my Election result and post election deal process is under moderation. It can be explained by the stars. Very clever code work, and cipher broken.

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Using asymmetrical thinking, compare the Federal Election to the Woman’s World Cup last June 7-July 7. If you’re inclined to the stars, note that the Election outcome may end for the voting public on Oct 21, but the forming of the govt won’t be determined until 10 days later. Watch for a change in the nations economic fortune during this time. And don’t be surprised to see our current crop of leaders take the opportunity to surprise you.

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Of course it is legal. The NDP sold out the province and renters to collect an 8% sales tax which they do not get from regular rentals.

“This is a defining moment for Airbnb in British Columbia,” she said. “These changes are a welcome opportunity to continue helping the province and its residents benefit from the positive economic impacts of home sharing.” Finance Minister Carol James said once the needed legislative and regulatory changes are made, Airbnb will begin collecting the eight per cent provincial sales tax

https://www.vancourier.com/news/airbnb-to-start-collecting-paying-taxes-in-b-c-1.23167416

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“Of course it is legal”

You know perfectly well that the province’s sales tax policies do not affect in any way the power of municipalities to restrict short term rentals. You don’t have to take my word for it, take the BC Supreme Court’s word:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/2-cabin-owners-lose-fight-in-b-c-supreme-court-to-rent-out-properties-to-vacationers-1.5319174

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The NDP turned AirBnb which was illegal province wide and made it legal province wide. No other province has done this. Good if you like AirBnb and bad if you want more rental accommodations and lower rents. Rents have been going up triple inflation since this was put in place. A record for rent increases. We currently have the worse housing situation in the provinces history.

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“The NDP turned AirBnb which was illegal province wide and made it legal province wide. ”

Bullshit and you know it.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/city-of-vancouver-cracks-down-on-820-short-term-rentals-1.5056914

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Fake news update:

Scheer has been paying Warren Kinsella’s consulting firm to smear Bernier and his party. CBC has been repeating the lies from this professional mudslinger and former Liberal strategist.

Project Veritas has released the first 3 installments of it’s undercover, insider expose of CNN and the extreme bias they have displayed against Trump. Many CNN insiders caught on camera lamenting that the network peddles utter bullshit, lies, slander, rumours, hearsay in order to shape public opinion and that they no longer report ANY news whatsoever. Everyone at the network agrees that Zucker the president has an extreme personal vendetta against Trump and micromanages every aspect of what is put on the air.

Trump is threatening to sue the network for damages.

Be careful watching any corporate or government media, it’s getting worse by the day.

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Say, is that the same Project Veritas that tried to trick the WaPo into printing a fake story about Roy Moore but got caught red-handed because they do, in fact, verify facts as best they can before publication?

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It is all recorded on video. What is there to verify.

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Do not feed the troll

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Is that a “yes”, then?

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It is a you have been “owned”.

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Idiot.

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What happened to” Dumbass ” and “Fucktwit”..??? ya doucehbag.

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In the NewAge, which is nearly 24 years old, would it be wise to put the chains on the talkative trickster, perhaps let IT loose 2 or 3 months a year?

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Here is a video comparing two near identical incidents and how they were reported across the media. If anyone had any doubt the news is fake, biased and creates the racism and sexism narrative here is the proof.

https://freebeacon.com/politics/a-tale-of-two-fingers/

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Devastating results of the ridiculous immigration politics where land got sold to useless but greedy vermin and parasites.

“ Haisell has looked into who owns the land in her area and suggests it’s largely the children of offshore investors. That second generation lives in the city, while their parents don’t, and those young people are making a living by running their parents’ investment properties.”

https://www.vancourier.com/news/south-granville-businesses-are-leaving-en-masse-and-scores-of-jobs-hang-in-the-balance-1.23981046

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“Haisell has looked into who owns the land in her area and suggests it’s largely the children of offshore investors. That second generation lives in the city, while their parents don’t, and those young people are making a living by running their parents’ investment properties.”

meet our new overlords… thanks be to the Federal government who let these creeps in to our country where they run amok.

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She paid for a title search on every property and then did additional background research on the owners?

Sure she did.

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And she knows other business owners and property owners so she can get a clearer picture of what’s happening. Anecdotal evidence also counts for a lot. You need to see the bigger picture.

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Anecdotal evidence counts for shit.

She probably had a look around, saw a few people that didn’t look like her and then let her imagination go to town. No prejudice or bias there, right?

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It does not matter who owns the land. The owners will charge what the market will bear. The real killer of these businesses is the increase in minimum wage by the NDP. How does no job help workers? The provincial NDP’s phased minimum wage increase — from $11.35 last year to $15.20 by 2021 — adds close to 40 per cent to Des Roches’ fixed costs.,, But it’s the minimum wage hikes in particular that have killed Clarke’s business model. He and others in the food service industry argue that because servers can make big money in tips, the minimum wage increases have thrown the financials out of balance. “The minimum wage increase was the final straw that broke the camel’s back — we’ve had three successive wage increases in 30 months,” he said. “The last one in June, that… Read more »
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The workers are fine, unemployment is extremely low and jobs are plentiful even at $15 an hour which is still not enough to live on in this locust infested cesspool.

The small business owners are paying far too much in rent, it’s disgraceful what landlords are doing.

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Landlords should be able to charge whatever they want. They’ll either find a tenant or they won’t. Nothing disgraceful about that whatsoever.

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If jobs are plentiful even at $15 an hour then why do we need the government to force businesses to pay it? Most people who make minimum wage are newbys who do not have to support a house hold or they get tips or commission.

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Servers should be an exception. No reason for them to be getting $15 an hour when they’re getting an additional $10-15 an hour in tips.

It’s unskilled labour, not rocket science.

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I have to agree and that was my main take-away from the article; government interference and taxes.

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https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/10/18/protesters-disrupt-vancouver-traffic-urgency-climate-change/

I remember those Critical Mass cycling idiots from about 10 years ago and this is the same thing. Just a bunch of troublemakers out to have some fun at the taxpaying worker’s expense. Get jobs you losers !

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The protesters make a bunch of disposable signs made of wood and cardboard and then drive a 1 ton diesel pick up truck with tractor tires across the city to protest climate change. Just more left wing hypocrites. Did they have a big bond fire and burn the signs at one of David Suzuki’s 4 mansions to celebrate after?

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I can’t stand that hypocrite May, she looks like Gretchen Tunaburger’s grandmother.

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Shhh ..

…..or SIDA gets the equivalent of a boner.

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“Yellow Peril” Sci-Fi fiction from 1910 where the nations of the world commit genocide against China.

The Strength of the Strong
by Jack London. 1914

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Strength_of_the_Strong/The_Unparalleled_Invasion

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If we didn’t have Jack London, we wouldn’t of had Hemingway, or later, Atwood

Jack’s To Start a Fire, is really a great read, Hemingway On Fishing, is a wonderful hook, but Atwood’s Survival takes the prize.

Laibach
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Something is fishy here, it just doesn’t add up?

VANCOUVER – St. George’s School, an exclusive private school for boys from kindergarten to Grade 12, confirms a number of students have been suspended or expelled for their role in what the school is describing as “deeply offensive behaviour.”

https://tinyurl.com/y45tp4dl

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What’s fishy?

Celebrating the holocaust, giving nazi salutes at school….not exactly ambiguous behavior.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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And neither is yours.

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Slow day for the pollsters?

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“Experts question whether platforms strong enough to help BC housing affordability”, Daily Hive
https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/bc-housing-federal-election

“The NDP’s proposed rental benefit of up to $5,000 for as many as 500,000 households could spell trouble in markets with low vacancy rates. In a market like Vancouver, if you give people $5,000 more to spend on rent, unless we build a bunch more units, we’re just getting higher rents.”

“The Conservatives have pledged to ease the mortgage stress test and allow 30-year mortgages for first-time homebuyers, but these promises are likely to drive prices higher and encourage BC residents to take on more debt”

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Interesting how the home buyer example is a 29 year old, and the mortgage example is a 30 year term. Obviously a gypsy at daily hive wrote this piece. He got the memo Affordability is dead, supplanted by the last leg of the journey @ Attainability.