I own 3 houses in Vancouver and the government expects me to pay another six thousand dollars a year in taxes because of the value of the properties exceeding a predetermined threshold. This is absolutely unacceptable. Its just another example of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. Money will probably go to vending machines for illegal drugs or more naloxone for drug addicts who can't stop overdosing.
I can well afford to pay this tax but I am fundamentally against the message its sending. You shouldn't punish hard working people for being successful.
I worked extremely hard for this wealth and its wrong to punish me for being successful.
I'm sick of Baby boomers clogging up the workforce for the rest of us. Currently I have people in my company pushing 70 who don't know how to use a computer, meaning I have to pull more weight even known they outrank me. And it doesn't help that the Millenails are behind me. Just retire and stop taking "a contract from time to time" you're taking away jobs that those of us in our 30's and 40's need. Then looking at us and saying "Why can't you afford a mortgage?" Just get out!
We moved to this city about a year ago and we were really excited before coming here. After being here for a year, I can say that we made a huge mistake. The city is not only greatly overpriced, but it is also the sketchiest city I have ever lived in. It doesn’t matter what area of the city you are in, you have to walk over drug addicts and discarded needles, or listen to douchebags yell at each other about their workout routine in between sips of their energy drinks. I know there must be ‘normal’ people here, but I don’t seem to see them anywhere. Instead, all I see are professional rich kids and 30/40-somethings who watched Entourage one too many times.
This city also has the worst drivers, and I understand it must be hard to learn to drive in a hundred thousand dollar Porsche SUV but I almost get run over while in a crosswalk at least once a month, which must be why my car insurance is twice as much as it is in any other province I have lived in.
Vancouver - I hardly know you, but I think it’s not meant to be, and I feel confident saying it’s not me, it’s you.
I can appreciate them as art (the really well done sort, anyway) but whenever I look at people who have a lot of them, I can't help but wonder how silly they'll look when they're in their fifties and older... A small one here or there is whatever, but full sleeves? In your fifties and older? Trashy and sad looking.
Riding the Skytrain, guy beside me puts his dirty shoes up on the empty seat facing him.
I say, "So no worries about the next person who sits on that seat and gets the dirt from your shoes on their clothes?"
Yup I know I was provoking him but I just couldn't resist.
Really, how selfish, rude, and just plain moronic are you to intentionally dirty up a public transit seat with your disgusting shoes?
I keep telling myself to chill when I see stuff like this but it's just so hard to stay silent.
I am married with two beautiful children and a seemingly perfect life. My husband makes a very good salary and we have a big house and two vacations every year. The thing is I hate my life to the point I am having anonymous sex. I just have nothing to do during the day. My kids are at school and my husbands at work and he works late.
The sex isn't very satisfying. With technology today its not very hard to meet. Its just the thrill of meeting someone and then doing something so taboo.
Everyone think I have this perfect family and life but I am just as screwed up as everyone else.
Those that are against nationalism, should not have nationality. I am Canadian, and this is Canada. Get out of my country if you don't like it.
what the fuck is with you people who tie up dog shit in little plastic bags then leave it on the sidewalk or a lawn? fuck you
I recently moved to Vancouver and I'm loving it. I no longer hold doors open for people, I do my best to use up all the cream at Starbucks during the morning rush hour and best of all I don't care anymore. While take the Canada Line to work, I passed a lot of farts without blinking an eye. I took the elevator after using the Canada Line and noticed a frail Asian man approaching in which case I frantically pushed the door close button and it worked! And to the woman who asked for directions at Waterfront station, I hope you enjoyed your tour of one of Canada's poorest neighbourhoods. Bet you can't wait to move here like the rest of the tourists. Lastly, I must confess I hardly use the toilet anymore, it much easier pissing in the sink and no silly, I don't wash my hands. God, I love this city!
Are we at a point where men have to fight for equality? While they may be employed, they also are heavily homeless, suicidal, and are more likely to lose their children and possessions in a divorce.
Men aren't even allowed to discuss this idea. This comment will likely be deleted by the GS instead of being allowed in the public eye.
Just got a breast augmentation and I love the way I look, but I'm on my period and I just got in a fight with my husband. He hasn't once wanted to find out how my trip was away to get my breasts done, all he wants is sex. He's a fucking idiot who doesn't give two shits about me. I'm sad and depressed right now and he's sitting downstairs watching a fucking movie, piece of shit. All I wanted was cuddles.
Oh my goodness. I was totally against him, and out of left-field he solves the North Korea nuclear crisis and returns three American detainees from North Korea. I'm a little bit conflicted right now. Trumpster-finkler. Neato.
I don’t go to the parks or beaches by myself because I get constantly hounded by men. I sat on a bench this morning waiting for a restaurant to open and I got hit on twice, asked for change 3 times and got told to follow the bible and praise Jesus. Holy fuck people! Mind your own business and let me mind mine!!
For a long time I've suspected my landlord, who just so happens to be my aunt, was coming into my suite (I rent her basement suite) when I wasn't home. She admitted to doing it to previous tenants and even her own step-son, so why wouldn't she do it to me? Well, last week, after living here for 5 years, I bought a security camera. Low and behold, on Monday afternoon, I caught her and her friend (a neighbour from across the street) come into my suite and snoop around! Without my permission and without 24-hour written notice. What really outrages me the most, though, is the fact that she brought a complete stranger into my suite. A stranger who I don't even associate with. This person could've stolen anything.
Over half the girls I know that went to uni went and pursued psychology degrees. 7/10 students graduate with student debt.
What are all these indebted women doing to pay off their student loans? It is known to that it isnt exactly a lucrative career, nor is it one with much for job prospects. It repeatedly shows up on the forbes (top 10 worst college degrees), I get it.... some people enjoy the study... So my question is.... Are there just a ton of white girls out there with psychology degrees that I should instantly cross of the dating list because there is a likely chance I will be expected to pick up the tabs of their student loans through their poor intution.
Id rather date a flight attendant, or nurse given everything else equal.