On Childish Nincompoops and Vancouver’s Growing Inability To Staff Itself

Oh hey, it must be a new week because there’s another article that asks how any local business is supposed to staff itself these days! What happens when people can’t afford to work in Vancouver? I guess we have to raise the minimum wage to $25…

If a young person in Vancouver accepts a $20 an hour job, it equates to less than $2,500 per month in net take-home pay. But the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver is $2,090, and rising.

Oh wait, there’s another one! How to keep young people from leaving Vancouver. While removing a bylaw that prohibits more than 5 people from living in a huge house is good, I think the issue is a tad more complex, Michael Geller.

Just in case you thought the BC Liberals were rushing headlong to relevance any time soon: Watch the BC Liberals Argue Name-Calling Should Be Permitted in the BC Legislature.

Would the Minister of Shitty Failures please stand down!

Meanwhile:

…not homelessness: Homeless Chilliwack woman badly burned in fire was trying to keep warm with candles. ‘The situation is getting dire here in Chilliwack’. I was going to mock this, like ‘um duh’, but I didn’t realize the homeless population effectively tripled in three years in Chilliwack. That’s crazy.

…not the spectre of fascism: White nationalist flyer spotted in Burnaby. Fffffff…

City of Vancouver rejects proposed Chinatown condo at 105 Keefer Street. Again? Stay down, Luke! More from the department of visual metaphor:

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Star Wars of the day:

Bonus: American Hyper-Capitalism Breeds the Lonely, Alienated Men Who Become Mass Killers

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  1. So the remedy to loneliness is socialism? Hilarious. Maybe first ask some Soviets (or more contemporarily, Venezuelans) how that turned out. A society in a hypnotic state would please a hypnotherapist.

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