TEA & TWO SLICES | On Collective Amnesia And The Brazen Selfishness Of Our NIMBYs

December 14, 2013.

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by Sean Orr | Vancouver proposes to send gay councillor to Sochi Olympics over discrimination. Stephen Quinn asks the mayor if this decision was meant to be provocative (as if Gregor passed the discriminatory law in Russia…)

The worst people in the world: Residents outraged by temporary housing proposal. Residents like local tech worker Sarita Beaudoin, who said this to the CBC: “There are a lot of unknown facts. We don’t know if they are going to be criminals, we don’t know if they are going to be sex offenders”. Unknown facts? Ugh, and when you bought your shitty townhouse for too much money there was full disclosure of all nearby potential criminals and sex offenders, right?

Related: what’s up with people in the tech industry being such ignorant pieces of shit?

And yet for all their NIMBY self-servitude, they ignore a very tangible threat to their well being: themselves. Yup, personal debt ratio hits record high of 163.7%. It’s like 2008 never even happened, and I don’t mean that in some Baudrillardian sense. The future is derivative.

Related: How much lost on a 2009 condo purchase?

More collective amnesia: Gas pains: Canadian drivers paying more at the pumps this year. Dear everyone, gas prices are never going to go down. The end.

B.C. transit officer lied about beating, tasering mentally ill man, says watchdog. Candidate for douchebag of the year? Actually, let’s actually make this list. Licia Corbello, Chip Wilson, The Nanaimo Daily News, Jon Ferry, the Sauder School of Business, the Save Kits Beach People. Who’s yours?

Yo dawg, I heard you like car jackings…Surrey carjacker carjacked in Whalley Wednesday night. Life is a roofie circle.

Vancouver police bust ‘underground’ retail store at Victoria Drive apartment. Now where am I going to get all my Christmas presents from?

A non-denominational Holiday Miracle. Skatepark opens in long shuttered Smiling Buddha Cabaret location.

Bonus: A mom dance of ex-Prime Ministerial proportions.

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