REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events

Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events The off-topic forum for Vancouver, funnies, non-auto centered discussions, WORK SAFE. While the rules are more relaxed here, there are still rules. Please refer to sticky thread in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-09-2015, 06:28 PM   #76
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Off-Topic
Posts: 27,738
Thanked 7,284 Times in 2,576 Posts
whatever a fire hose pushing the DTES into the ocean costs, im in
Advertisement
__________________
Dank memes cant melt steel beams
Hondaracer is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 11-10-2015, 07:27 AM   #77
RS.net, where our google ads make absolutely no sense!
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: VAncouver
Posts: 930
Thanked 820 Times in 156 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 500mph88 View Post
Okay can we deal with the homeless situation first? I think the problem is most of us don't understand that 'humans' are our biggest resource. Let's invest in them first, invest in each other before going all crazy spending my tax money. Calling Vancouver beautiful while we have this 'stain' in our backyard is like driving a Lamborghini with one wooden door. Okay I suck at analogies but you get the idea . . .
Everyone who's watched The Wire remember Hamsterdam? We should make a Vansterdam. Find some area outside of town, ship all the druggies there. Arrest any drug dealer outside of that area and drop them off there.

Redevelop the DTES. City keeps a few towers to collect rent and the rent money goes to take care of these people, medical, food and drugs. Nevermind that will never happen
minoru_tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 08:21 AM   #78
RS has made me the bitter person i am today!
 
meme405's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 4,625
Thanked 7,179 Times in 2,177 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 500mph88 View Post
Okay can we deal with the homeless situation first? I think the problem is most of us don't understand that 'humans' are our biggest resource. Let's invest in them first, invest in each other before going all crazy spending my tax money. Calling Vancouver beautiful while we have this 'stain' in our backyard is like driving a Lamborghini with one wooden door. Okay I suck at analogies but you get the idea . . .
I wont disagree with you, people are our biggest resource. Unfortunately helping those who aren't trying to help themselves, or willing to make a reasonable effort is costly and will never really work. Just like the rich parent who keeps bailing out their irresponsible kid.

BUT, Lets flow with your idea and look at this logically.

Lets say you had 10 million dollars, how would you "invest" that money if it was your own? Would you:

A. Invest it in a tangible asset, say a building, or atleast a series of condos.

OR

B. Give it away to a bunch of homeless people in the hopes that some of them become successful and can somehow repay you.

---------

The city went with Option A, and I can't blame them. Vancouver's homeless problem isn't one that can be solved by throwing money at it. The more money you hand out to people, the more people will line up to get a piece of the pie. I mean come on who doesn't want free cash or subsidies.

Homelessness is something that simply cannot be eradicated by public housing, or handouts. PERIOD.
__________________

Barney Fucking Purple FX35
Brianna - 2008 FX35 - Build Thread
meme405 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 09:13 AM   #79
I WANT MY 10 YEARS BACK FROM RS.net!
 
Soundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Abbotstan
Posts: 20,730
Thanked 12,144 Times in 3,366 Posts
But...but... Gregor promised homeless in Vancouver would be ELIMINATED by 2015!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Godzira View Post
Does anyone know how many to a signature?
..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianrietta View Post
Not a sebberry post goes by where I don't frown and think to myself "so..?"
Soundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 09:32 AM   #80
WOAH...shut the music off...
 
GLOW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 7,797
Thanked 4,706 Times in 1,888 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soundy View Post
But...but... Gregor promised homeless in Vancouver would be ELIMINATED by 2015!
i'm sure there were people out there that were smelling what he was cookin'
Spoiler!


he already folded and played the blame game
Vancouver mayor says city?s ?warmer weather? to blame as he fails goal to end homelessness by 2015 | National Post
__________________
Feedback
http://www.revscene.net/forums/showthread.php?t=611711

Quote:
Greenstoner
1 rat shit ruins the whole congee
Quote:
[04-06, 11:34]radiomanI'm doing happy hour with bj#3 today
[07-04, 10:27]radiomani need just the tip
[22-12, 08:51]mellomandidnt think and went in straight..scrapped like a bitch
[17-09, 12:07]FastAnna glowjob
[17-09, 12:08]FastAnna I like dat

GLOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 09:36 AM   #81
I have named my kids VIC and VLS
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Off-Topic
Posts: 27,738
Thanked 7,284 Times in 2,576 Posts
Drive through the DTES on a sunny day. Homelessness is never going to end when a large population of the people there seemingly WANT to be there. They want to be downtown, they want to be with their friends hanging out all day

There are people laying in fold out lawn chairs playing on their phones with a beer next to them parked up beside the insite location like its fucking cabo.
__________________
Dank memes cant melt steel beams
Hondaracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 10:01 AM   #82
I WANT MY 10 YEARS BACK FROM RS.net!
 
Soundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Abbotstan
Posts: 20,730
Thanked 12,144 Times in 3,366 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GLOW View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondaracer View Post
Drive through the DTES on a sunny day. Homelessness is never going to end when a large population of the people there seemingly WANT to be there. They want to be downtown, they want to be with their friends hanging out all day

There are people laying in fold out lawn chairs playing on their phones with a beer next to them parked up beside the insite location like its fucking cabo.
Personally, I think "homeless" should be enumerated the same as "unemployed": you're only part of the stat if you actually WANT to change your circumstance.

Someone who's sitting on his ass not looking for work is not considered "unemployed", only those who are looking fall into that category.

Similarly, if you're living in a tent, and you're offered an SRO or even a shelter bed, and you turn it down... you're not "homeless". You have a home, and that home is a tent.

Come to think of it... surprised Mayor Moonbeam hasn't used this as part of his excuse. "Everyone who WANTED to be inside has a place... those who want to stay outside aren't homeless. Job well done, guys!"
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Godzira View Post
Does anyone know how many to a signature?
..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianrietta View Post
Not a sebberry post goes by where I don't frown and think to myself "so..?"
Soundy is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 11-10-2015, 10:10 AM   #83
Pull Out Towing. Women rescued for free.
 
SumAznGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Hongcouver
Posts: 7,486
Thanked 1,879 Times in 994 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soundy View Post
Come to think of it... surprised Mayor Moonbeam hasn't used this as part of his excuse. "Everyone who WANTED to be inside has a place... those who want to stay outside aren't homeless. Job well done, guys!"
Had a talk with a friend who works with the homeless and it's true.
It's nuts, but there is a large amount of people who rather not work and live on the streets than have a roof over their heads and a boss to deal with.
Even when it is snowing and cold, these people would rather be "free" than be tied down and have to work for the "man".
__________________
Originally posted by Iceman_19 you should have tried to touch his penis. that really throws them off.
Originally posted by The7even SumAznGuy > Billboa
Originally posted by 1990TSI SumAznGuy> Internet > tinytrix
(11-0-0) Buy/Sell rating
Christine
Shitvic
Pull Out Towing
SumAznGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 01:35 PM   #84
My homepage has been set to RS
 
melloman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: #604
Posts: 2,253
Thanked 2,439 Times in 806 Posts
There is no nice way to put it, the blunt truth is fuck the DTES. It is slowly getting redeveloped as the city grows and it will eventually push the DTES further towards East Van. Once it reaches Clark, then it'll merge with the grungyness of the hookers and dealers around that area.

Let's take this $200 million and use it towards smarter things. $65 million for the upgrades necessary for the viaducts, leaving us with $135 million for other things. Realistically if we need more affordable housing, well there's apparently $135 million just laying around now.
__________________
Quote:
[17-03, 09:23] Amuro Ray is it normal for my dick to have things growing on it?
Quote:
[15-05, 13:34] FastAnna You guise are like diet coke and I am the mentos
[15-05, 13:34] FastAnna Incredible. How easy it is.
Quote:
Originally Posted by murd0c View Post
I'm scared of spiders... When I see one I toss my cats at it
melloman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 01:46 PM   #85
WOAH...shut the music off...
 
GLOW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 7,797
Thanked 4,706 Times in 1,888 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by melloman View Post
Realistically if we need more affordable housing, well there's apparently $135 million just laying around now.
WRONG!!!

that would be $135 million for bike lanes
__________________
Feedback
http://www.revscene.net/forums/showthread.php?t=611711

Quote:
Greenstoner
1 rat shit ruins the whole congee
Quote:
[04-06, 11:34]radiomanI'm doing happy hour with bj#3 today
[07-04, 10:27]radiomani need just the tip
[22-12, 08:51]mellomandidnt think and went in straight..scrapped like a bitch
[17-09, 12:07]FastAnna glowjob
[17-09, 12:08]FastAnna I like dat

GLOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 11:16 PM   #86
GS8
I subscribe to Revscene
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: The Fruit Loops
Posts: 1,998
Thanked 4,134 Times in 1,107 Posts
INB4 Pacific Boulevard gets renamed to Concord Pacific Boulevard
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by punkwax View Post
Ummm.. it's GS8.
GS8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2015, 09:31 AM   #87
I WANT MY 10 YEARS BACK FROM RS.net!
 
Soundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Abbotstan
Posts: 20,730
Thanked 12,144 Times in 3,366 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GLOW View Post
WRONG!!!

that would be $135 million for covered, heated bike lanes
Fixed.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Godzira View Post
Does anyone know how many to a signature?
..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianrietta View Post
Not a sebberry post goes by where I don't frown and think to myself "so..?"
Soundy is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net