Credit Check: Translink wants to raise fare 100%

-10 This is not a repeat from last week. High desnity neighbourhood compains that high density neighbourhood next door with bring down property values.

+15 Female ski jumpers appeal Olympics ban. Remember, this is the Green Olympics. Women’s rights are so 1980s. Please try to stay current with which issue is publicly supported.

+10 Credit Check is pleased that the Olympics legacy fund is create three accessible parks. But CC doesn’t understand what the Park Board had against physically challenged kids before? And would it have killed the Engineering department to put dips in the sidewalks for wheelchairs before 1990?

-1 Translink wants to increase Canada Line fare 100 per cent. There is your Olympic legacy.

Today: +15 This Year: +147

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Credit Check: Idiots in the Courier, check

-15 The Downtown Vancouver Business Association wants businesses to make their toilets available to Olympics patrons because now the rudeness of shopkeepers would be on TV.

-5 The Vancouver Observer asks Why does Homeopathy get a bad rap? Maybe because it is witchcraft, and just as effective?

-10 Shooting a Crawling, Dying, Unarmed Man in the Head Equals Legal?

-1 Idiot in the Courier says that people who support the safe injection site should support tents for rice wine drinking. You can read the idiocy for yourself – but the dude obviously does not realise that drinking alcohol is legal.

Today: -31 This Year: +132

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Credit Check: BC Ferries to BCers: Take a long walk off a short dock

-5 BC Ferries to customers: No, you’re wrong.

+30 Donald MacPherson, the former Drug Policy Coordinator for the City of Vancouver, is slated to receive the Drugpeace Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Drug Policy Reform Wow! He won the Druggie! Archbishop Tutu is going to be pissed.

-10 Your security services at work: Border guards detain guy as possible terrorist because, amongst other things, he had a Hezbollah ring.

-1 Headline: If Long Gun Registry Is So Dumb, Why Do Police Like It? Maybe because the police love registering people and putting their information permanently into databases?

Today: -35 This Year: +163

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Credit Check: Vote the the Republic of Canada

+5 53% of Canadians say the Monarchy should be dumped when the Queen dies. Although, as ratings for Two and a half Men remain high, the public’s opinion is worthless.

-1 Credit Check can’t quite make out what the reporter is trying to say in this piece about a proposed 22 story residential building in the West End. She keeps bringing up it’s a rental and that neighbours are horrified. Is she saying a condo is the Canadian way or does she not realise that most flats in the West End are rentals?

0 Can a band of First Nations voluntarily give up their right to be status indians? Does the Canadian government have the power to do remove a birthright?

-1 A cousin of a park commission shoves an actor at PNE Fright Night so the commissioner quits the PNE board.

-30 Name the baby Beluga As it is the Vancouver Aquarium, the only fitting name is ‘Temporary.’

Today: -35 This Year: +163

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Credit Check: Sullivan + think tank = super secret

-25 Vanoc got around to hiring its private security force oh, about now.

+1 Sam Sullivan takes over a super-secret civic think tank.

-1 Thank goodness CanWest bought up some many weeklies and relieved them of staff or else you would not be able to read stupid Langley stories in your Vancouver Courier

-1 The City hands over the Olympic village to Vanoc, to be returned covered in sweat and cum and planned to be sold off to millionaires. Yay, business.

Today: -26 This Year: +198

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Credit Check: It takes an Olympic village to build affordable housing

-25 The Mountie who fired the taser at Robert Dziekanski is suing the CBC for libel. Credit Check has no problem with this issue actually going to the courts rather than the usual RCMP hearings and tribunals.

-1 Surrey citizens ask how big should a family home be? They already know the answer: if you are rich, as large as you like. Unless you are non-white, then it seems your house is already too large and too many people live in there.

+15 Vancouver finally getting a handle on the idea that if you don’t force developers to create affordable housing (like parks and schools), then they won’t do it.

-1 Today’s ad disguised as a news story is presented by the CBC and some carbon offsetting guys.

-10 Oh, isn’t this just magical. The BC Ambulance Service will be prioritised on an Olympics first, everyone else second system.

Today: -22 This Year: +224

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Credit Check: We cannot let Fort Vancouver steal our name again

-5 Taking only 80 years to domesticate a remote port city, the NPA now can’t fill a meeting room.

-1 Even though they had the name Vancouver first, Vancouver, WA wants to change its name to Fort Vancouver. Credit Check says no way. WE must change our name to Fort Vancouver WA, BC.

+5 Good News: Surrey is looking to the public for ideas to stop looking like a patchwork, unloved, hellhole. Bad News: they think the coliseum-style Vancouver Central Library is a model of good civic design.

+20 People who wanted to rent out their condos for Olympic visitors are getting screwed.

Today: +19 This Year: +246

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Credit Check: Razors blades in Hallowe'en candy? Bullshit.

-5 This recession is truly a “he-cession.”:http://www.megaphonemagazine.com/blog/recession_shmecession_who’s_bearing_brunt_our_economic_downturn.html

-1 Oh, more dangerous things found in Hallowe’en goody bags. Credit Check calls shenanigans: every year papers report a few instances of what can be called attempted murder of children – yet nobody is ever arrested, much less charged. It’s not like the kids don’t know where they tricked and/or treated.

+5 Marc Emery still not extradited. The Federal Justice minister still has not signed the papers – here’s hoping it stays that way.

+20 City engineer says what has been obvious from day one: Burrard bike lane has been a success.

Today: +19 This Year: +227

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Credit Check: Foreign welfare recipients receive first class holiday in Canada, paid by the Canadian taxpayer

-5 Translink assigns $10 million to figure out why their budgeting is flawed.

-15 Foreign welfare recipients receive first class holiday in Canada, paid by the Canadian taxpayer.

+5 Har. Commenting on the BC Government’s new force-homeless-persons-into shelters bill councillor Andrea Reimer tweeted Thinking about introducing a motion requiring police to pick up Minister Coleman next time he’s in Vancouver and dropping him off at Jenny Craig.

-5 New polluting thermal power plant will only be used for back up. Like income tax is only for the duration of the war, Federal election dates are fixed, and transit cutbacks are temporary.

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Credit Check: Vancouver suggests banning smoking in parks and on beaches

0 BC is importing patients from Saskatchewan to raise money for BC medicare. Since BC is doing this at a profit, don’t the taxpayers of Saskatchewan feel strange about paying double the price for medical services – which could be invested in their own system?

-10 A seventh foot in a shoe has been found.

-20 Another large BC employer is shutting down.

+25 CanWest’s War on Satire.

-15 Of course it has come to this: the Vancouver Park Board looks into banning smoking on beaches and in parks.

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