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
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
• 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