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May 10, 2022, 6:52 p.m.
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Re: The Decline of Vancouver.

Posted by: switch

Always amazes me how some small town peeps have to constantly express their big city inferiority complex.

Ahh that condescending Vancouver attitude. Well played.

May 5, 2022, 6:33 a.m.
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Re: Lane discipline (rant)

My first experience driving in Europe really opened my eyes as to how horribly selfish we North Americans are at driving.

May 4, 2022, 6:32 p.m.
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Re: The Decline of Vancouver.

Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: Lowcard

The wife and I have a place in North Van, but would we ever live there again? Not a fucking chance. We'll rent it for a few years then sell it. I like visiting the area, especially in the winter when we're socked in with snow in Kamloops, but the city has lost all it's appeal for us. It's so busy that I feel claustrophobic, like I can't get away from people. So many folks are just wasting theirs lives stuck in traffic, or planning their lives around when they can leave their house. We value our freedom of movement and our personal time - to get up any morning and just go wherever we want within a reasonable driving distance. There's more to life than frittering away money.

Then there's Vancouver's cost of living and housing prices. If you're into the market already, then good for you. If you can cash out and work elsewhere, do it.

We bought a place in Newfoundland a couple years ago. $155k west facing, ocean views, fully renovated. Eventually we'll move back there because it's cheap to live and thrive, the island is beautiful, and the people are beyond amazing. I can't describe how good it is, you just have to experience it.

My brother spent a year working in Placentia and he did not share your view of NFLD.  He said the people there were quite insular and didn't really enjoy out of province people much.  He can be an asshole though, so who knows.  He is planning on moving the Nova Scotia for similar reasons to yours.

I'll admit, there are shitholes there and Placentia is one of them. Best to avoid. But the good spots make up for it. Conversely, there are dumpy places in BC and nobody seems to mind. The nice thing about NL and the Maritimes is that small towns are generally really nice places to visit. Can't say that about small town BC. Have you visited 70 Mile recently?

NL has a late spring. Really starts getting warm in June, but it can be warm into late October. Relatively speaking. We were there from July to January and the weather was amazing. Drove both directions.

May 3, 2022, 5:19 p.m.
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Re: The Decline of Vancouver.

The wife and I have a place in North Van, but would we ever live there again? Not a fucking chance. We'll rent it for a few years then sell it. I like visiting the area, especially in the winter when we're socked in with snow in Kamloops, but the city has lost all it's appeal for us. It's so busy that I feel claustrophobic, like I can't get away from people. So many folks are just wasting theirs lives stuck in traffic, or planning their lives around when they can leave their house. We value our freedom of movement and our personal time - to get up any morning and just go wherever we want within a reasonable driving distance. There's more to life than frittering away money.

Then there's Vancouver's cost of living and housing prices. If you're into the market already, then good for you. If you can cash out and work elsewhere, do it.

We bought a place in Newfoundland a couple years ago. $155k west facing, ocean views, fully renovated. Eventually we'll move back there because it's cheap to live and thrive, the island is beautiful, and the people are beyond amazing. I can't describe how good it is, you just have to experience it.

April 7, 2022, 5:51 p.m.
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Re: The DNV sucks... Goodbye Blackbear pub

Lynn Valley is no longer quaint, nor a desirable place to live.

Feb. 23, 2022, 6:29 p.m.
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Re: Convoy

Posted by: Schnickelfritz

Posted by: syncro

Yeah, it's something I "battle" with in the scope of this forum. I also don't like letting misinfo go unchallenged, but just questioning the methods to do that when the reach of this forum is limited and a lot of people on here either have friendships beyond the screen or have know each other via screen names for a long time. In situations like this I think it would be more effective to lead someone to challenge their own views via questioning how they got to their understanding than just pointing out why they are wrong where they might be inclined to just ignore it and/or trust their own sources.

Totally agree, for the most part. The only reason that I said anything was honestly Lowcard's response, when we start engaging with misinformation as if it were true, it becomes even more convincing to those who are inclined to believe and spread it. 

Posted by: Lowcard

In a case where so much stupidity and dangerous misinformation is being spread, then yes, it should be censored. That goes for any side of politics.

Marry me

Feb. 23, 2022, 6:17 a.m.
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Re: Convoy

Posted by: three-sheets

Also, ive recently learned that the feds have the "right" to censor the media via the emergencies act.

Who do you trust.....

In a case where so much stupidity and dangerous misinformation is being spread, then yes, it should be censored. That goes for any side of politics.

Feb. 22, 2022, 11:07 a.m.
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Re: Convoy

Posted by: KenN

Displaying the expected level of intellect, Tamara Lich's husband Dwayne says he thought she was just exercising her 'first amendment' rights while testifying at her bail hearing ...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/tamara-lich-bail-hearing-february-19-1.6358307

Explains a lot doesn't it?

Feb. 12, 2022, 6:25 p.m.
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Re: Convoy

The vast majority of people are quietly getting vaccinated and moving forward to help end this. The loud minority is throwing a tantrum like a bunch of bratty toddlers.

There's also a correlation between rural vaccination rates and participants in the Karen convoy (read: the rates are much lower). This explains all the pickup trucks and camo I've been seeing in these convoys.

Feb. 8, 2022, 6:21 a.m.
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Re: Convoy

Posted by: bux-bux

For the record I'm not opposed to these people protesting, we have freedom to do that. I do have a problem with them buzzing hospitals, harassing nurses and medical staff.

I had no idea we had so many mentally unstable people in this country.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8593962/new-westminster-vaccine-clinic-protest/

Have you met people? The average person is dumber than a bag of hammers, and 50% are below that.

We drove by the freedumb convoy through the valley on the weekend. My middle fingers were getting sore from flipping them off. Seriously, they're mostly just rednecks and wilfully ignorant people who are confusing inconvenience with oppression.

Jan. 31, 2022, 5:02 p.m.
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Re: Convoy

Just remember this: dumb people are the loudest.

90% of the population is quietly going along and getting vaccinated and trying to get society back to normal, thinking about the greater good. That sounds pretentious lol

Honestly, I've lost friends over this rally.

I don't understand how people don't listen to experts. Well, experts in one field. People will trust a plumber or a mechanic, but listening to medical professionals and scientists? Pftt, what do they know?

Jan. 29, 2022, 3:38 p.m.
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Re: Convoy

Classy: https://twitter.com/S_Thornton_332/status/1487518296668721153?t=8GvMnw-HTYtoyHvpy5NSnA&s=19&fbclid=IwAR3VIlH_VzWBS-Mut4Vb_4riJnqgQ87Bt9jPYE2N34ImrNGmiNs1S_SYv_Q

Jan. 29, 2022, 3:26 p.m.
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Re: Convoy

As a vaccinated person, I can do almost anything I want. It has also allowed me to get a federal government job with a pension, in part due to my vaccination status. I'm enjoying all this freedom lol

Jan. 29, 2022, 2:22 p.m.
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Re: Looks like the Coquihalla will be closed for the winter.

Drove it last week. Overall really good, but the pot holes between Hope and Chilliwack are something else.

Jan. 29, 2022, 1:44 p.m.
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Re: Convoy

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

If anyone questions the support just venture down to Willingdon and #1. It's kind of a thing.

Proving that there are ignorant people everywhere. And what I've learned in life is that the dumbest people are the loudest, which is roughly 10-15% of the population apparently.

I'd like to see a rally for those who are vaxxed. That would be 85-90% of the population. You know, those of us who read stats and listen to experts.

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