From Under the Rubble Ep. 7 10/05/15

TOPICS AND LINKS

1. And the Narrow and the Shriveled Shall Lead Us
2. The Unburstable Bubble – Vancouver’s Gangsta Real Estate
3. My Favorite Movies – Senna
4. Quick Hits
•    Ballad of Jack: The Ripper was a songwriter?
•    Kenney vs. Neshi: Low T Slapfight
5. Blue Jays Update – Bye Bye Buehrle
6. Every Woman’s Right to Selfie Without Censure

Below are links for the stories we discuss:

AND THE NARROW AND THE SHRIVELED SHALL LEAD US
Daily Mail, Sept. 25, 2015: MPs should be forced to read poetry, says Andrew Marr as he laments politicians’ lack of life experience

THE UNBURSTABLE BUBBLE – VANCOUVER’S GANGSTA REAL ESTATE
Garry Marr in the Financial Post, Oct. 2, 2015: Stephen Harper wants to add another 700,000 homeowners in Canada. Is that what we really need?

Globe and Mail, Oct. 2, 2015: Prices for single-family detached houses in Greater Vancouver hit new highs

Barbara Yaffe in the Vancouver Sun, Oct. 2, 2015: Vancouver economy booming, but will everyone prosper?

South China Morning Post, Sept. 30, 2015: The courting of would-be Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, by Chinese corruption suspect Michael Ching Mo Yeung

Barbara Yaffe in the Vancouver Sun, Sept. 29, 2015: Recycled housing an affordable option

National Post, Sept. 29, 2015: If Stephen Harper has his way, 72.5 per cent of Canadians will be homeowners by 2020

Maclean’s, Sept. 21, 2015: Stephen Harper on the housing market: What bubble?

Barbara Yaffe in the Vancouver Sun, Sept. 17, 2015: Densification has not improved housing affordability

National Post, Sept. 16, 2015: Inside the world of B.C.’s top realtor: A deep pool of buyers, a dead fraudster and a forfeited licence

The Province, Sept. 13, 2015: Vancouver’s rental cost crisis worse than any other major Canadian city, data shows

The Province, August 25, 2015: Canada’s dirty money detection system ‘broken all the way through’

The Province, August 24, 2015: Federal audit takes aim at money-laundering real estate transactions in Vancouver area

Barbara Yaffe in the Vancouver Sun, August 19, 2015: Stephen Harper’s housing affordability plan not suited to Vancouver market

Lizanne Foster in Huffington Post Canada, August 17, 2015: Barely Disguised Racism Has No Place In Vancouver Real Estate Discussion

The Province, August 3, 2015: Chinese money launderers snap up Vancouver real estate because of lenient border laws, loose regulations

The Province, March 4, 2015: Chinese police run secret operations in B.C. to hunt allegedly corrupt officials and laundered money

Crack Shack or Mansion?

Kevin Michael Grace in Alberta Report via Prime Time Crime, Nov. 6, 2000: The Sidewinder scandal

Kevin Steel in The Western Standard (May 30, 2005) via China ‘Watch’ Canada Blog: Puppets of Beijing

MY FAVORITE MOVIES – SENNA
US Amazon.com: Senna [Blu-ray] $16.60 USD

Canada Amazon.ca: Senna [Blu-ray] $24.99 CDN

QUICK HITS
•    BALLAD OF JACK: THE RIPPER WAS A SONGWRITER?
The Express, Oct. 4, 2015: Jack the Ripper identity revealed? Killer was Victorian MUSICIAN ‘protected by Freemasons’

casebook.org Forum, Oct. 2, 2015: Bruce Robinson’s Suspect Identified?

•    KENNEY VS NESHI: LOW T SLAPFIGHT
National Newswatch, Oct. 2, 2015: Kenney denies ‘people like him’ comment was ethnic slur against Nenshi

BLUE JAYS UPDATE
CBS Chicago, Oct. 3, 2015: Levine–Former White Sox Ace Mark Buehrle To Retire After Taking The Mound Sunday

Toronto Sun, Oct. 4, 2015: Mark Buehrle blasted in bid for 200 innings–Veteran pitcher yanked in first inning down in Tampa

EVERY WOMAN’S RIGHT TO SELFIE WITHOUT CENSURE
Amanda Hess in Slate, Oct. 1, 2015: What We Learned from the Arizona Diamondbacks Sorority Selfie Scandal

Newsmax, Oct. 2, 2015: Diamondbacks Announcers’ Selfies Rant Creeps Out Some

SB Nation, Oct. 2, 2015: Diamondbacks announcers’ selfie shaming needlessly alienates younger fans

Face to Face, Sept. 28, 2015: Millennial memories of adolescence: Digital isolation