I Bought A House...in Canada Years of frustration in hove end in an orgasmic release of buying lust
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:37 PM
I don't hate England and I don't hate the Engish. When I wa growing up I dreamed of living in a village or small town, raising a family, going on holiday a couple of times ayear etc. Gone...no ******ing chance, even for someone earning a decent salary. If I sound bitter it's because my dream of living in my own country and having a reasonable lifestyle were robbed from me by successive greedy government pandering to corporations and banks...flooding the country with too many people (not their fault...HM gov's fault). But I'm not bitter, if anything I'm grateful as it drove me to look overseas and now that I've left, I can see just how much greener the grass really is, and if they started giving away country cottages in Sussex, I still wouldn't go back.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:04 PM
When were you last in either? I know Cabbagetown used to be a crap-hole in the 70s, but it's pretty up market these days (as is the Annex). E.g. http://goo.gl/maps/vDRk
Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:56 AM
Vancouver’s drop of 9.1% (a “loss” of $97,300 !!!!!) in May is as spectacular as the rise in the preceding months, although this sharp increase has been put down to lucky flippers finding the last few fools.
Lets see if the speculators now start rushing for the exits.
This post has been edited by Captain Cavey: 11 June 2012 - 08:58 AM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:58 PM
The Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is stealing from savers to make them pay for crimes by bankers. Via lower interest on savings, all the bank fines for PPI, LIBOR and interest rates swaps are now being paid by savers so that bankers can keep pocketing bonuses.
"We need to make a really big change: from an economy built on debt to an economy built on savings" - David Camoron Jan 2009
"Printing money is the last resort of desperate governments when all other policies have failed" - George Osborne Jan 2009
- So what do Camoron & Osborne do? Print money and leave interest rates at 0.5% when inflation is over 5%
If it is asserted that civilization is a real advance in the condition of man -- and I think that it is, though only the wise improve their advantages -- it must be shown that it has produced better dwellings without making them more costly; and the cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Did you recognise the two robbers in my avatar? Clue: One got a knighthood and inflation linked pension, the other a 150 year prison sentence.