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Old 06-07-2013, 04:56 PM   #26
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He wanted to go for the money. Give him the same job and pay in both locations, and tell me what he picks.
This is kind of the point you're missing. Vancouver is a great city to live in. But "the same money" doesn't exist here that it potentially does there. A family that owns their own house supported by a single income earner here? Sure, but only if you're earning at least six figures.

And before you say "Well, that's the price of living here", doesn't that kind of defeat what you're saying about this place being a great city to live in? Wonderful to be here...but if you and your spouse are both working FT to afford your house and your child, you won't have much time to enjoy it--and you'll be putting more money out to have your kid taken care of while you're out.


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Strictly talking WANTS here. People want to live in vancouver, they don't want to live in abbotsford\surrey\chiliwack ect, but they will if they have to inorder to enjoy things.
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Strictly talking WANTS here. People want to live in vancouver, they don't want to live in abbotsford\surrey\chiliwack ect, but they will if they have to inorder to enjoy things.
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LOL, speak for yourself I don't want to live in Vancouver.
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Dude, not everyone wants to live in vancouver. You're an idiot.

I am so fucking tired of kids that live at home telling us all how the world works.
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There's no way in hell you would ever catch me ever dreaming about living in Vancouver.

I much prefer my fully tree'd one acre lot in Langley... or my hill-top 22 acre lot in Salmon Arm. I don't have to worry about the shitty traffic, I can actually see mountains all around me without having ugly glass skyscrapers blocking my view, I can have an open firepit whenever I want while having a beer and roasting hot dogs, I can crank my music up to 11 at 3am and not worry about my neighbours, etc etc etc.

Best of all, I don't have to deal with the bike lanes and Mayor Moonbeam.

And yes, I've lived in Vancouver (Yaletown) for a while, so I know exactly what I'm "missing."
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He wanted to go for the money. Give him the same job and pay in both locations, and tell me what he picks.
Funny thing is that Vancouver isn't a business center. Never has been, and likely never will be due to the current zoning and buildings. Makes it hard to live and work in the same "great" city, especially if you're looking for a high paying job.
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You probably live in your mom's basement in East Van.. so.. your point is invalid
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All i hear is jelly h8trs, enjoy living in the boonies.
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All i hear is jelly h8trs, enjoy living in the boonies.
If you choose not to live in Vancouver that means you're jealous of everybody who does live there? Makes total sense, you're a saint and scholar friend so wise. Any other words of wisdom?
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I long to live in Vancouver. Why? Because I fucking grew up there.

I hate the noise of the country. Fucking coyotes and crickets making so much fricken noise. Give me the sounds of fights on the streets, police and ambulance sirens as they put me to sleep.

To each their own, I say. I am a city slicker that was forced to live in the god forsaken surrounding suburbs, because those were the only places I could afford to buy a house and raise a family.

Now that I've built up enough equity and savings, I have made my way home. Had to compromise a little - Burnaby. Close enough.

I totally understand the people who love the suburbs. It all depends where you grew up and what your interests are. I know tonnes of people who want to escape the city.

What it comes down to is, who cares?


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Some of us like city life and some of us like suburb life. I'm okay with either but I'd rather live in a wicked busy metropolis than a sleepy farm town.
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^yup, rather see hot chicks jogging down the street in skin tight leggings than seeing the kind with wings and beaks, LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.


sorry, that was bad, but couldn't resist


Having said that, Walnut Grove had more than its share of damn fine looking MILFs.
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I've always said that the homeless should be tattooed and tagged. This is just me and I'll get failed for sure ..but:

Tagging homeless allows provinces to make a case for increased federal budget on social programs. It provides a metric of where these homeless people are originating and if they are coming to BC for calmer weather, for exmaple. Secondly, I would put the homeless to work to build roads, dig ditches, etc in a sort of work-camp environment, where they can detox, earn some money, get fed and have a roof over their heads. They would then be transitioned into social housing and reintegrated into society.
Hello Nazi Germany. Remember when the Nazis made Jewish people wear the Star of David on their clothing? Great idea, wasn't it?

While work camps are a simplistic solution to a complex problem, you're forgetting one thing which would bring out the lawyers and cripple the court system: the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

You can't prevent people from coming here, no matter how destitute they are unless they commit a crime. Nor can you force people to work against their own will. I suppose you could make unemployment or "vagrancy" a crime, but I bet that would be unconstitutional too. I guess my point is is that every solution that has been thought of has likely been pondered by decision-makers over hundreds of hours through legal and economic lenses.
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If the skytrain reached Abby I would be quite content living out here. The place I'm moving into this weekend is even cheaper than similar places I've lived on Bowen island or Kamloops. Car insurance is almost double and public transit sucks.

This manure job is despicable. Most everyone I've met here is friendly.
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