I AM TAKING MY PLACE ON THE COUCH
let’s see what happens..
Old Lai Changxing, you were “just a simple peasant” – we won’t miss you. Good luck!
It’s interesting to read the local Chinese forums and see how many people admire Lai – I suppose they are just holding him up as one of their ancient, mystical archetypes: the bandit, the gambler, or perhaps, the douchebag – because we all know political dissenters aren’t held in high esteem – he was just fighting for free markets, right? Fighting for freedom from high import duties, etc. It’s kind of like not declaring anything at the Peace Arch.
I agree completely with the moral tenor of this article, but for some reason I cannot bring myself to give a single fuck, especially not after hearing that his only avenues of employment in Canada were either a) loan sharking b) pimping and c) real estate. Probably with a dash of money laundering on the side, given those business interests. Lai does not deserve to waste resources that ought to be used to process honest refugees and immigrants. Once you grasp the scope of the operation Lai was running in China, you have to wonder – what ELSE did he have his little mittens in?
So besides not being keen on harboring international criminals, we’re also not wild about private contracts for essential things like prisoner transport/sheriff/CBSA work, either – and if you want an accountable and fair system, neither should you.
IN CASE YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE MORON, WE HERE AT DOWNANDOUTINVANCOUVER HAPPEN TO HOLD THE LATE MS. WINEHOUSE IN THE HIGHEST REGARD – WITH JANIS AND JIMI AND KURT – THE SAME CANNOT BE SAID FOR THIS MILLIONAIRE HACK, LADY GAGA.
Business News Network just ran a hilarious fluff piece inquiring as to why the Vancouver Real Estate Market continues to strive ever higher to a glorious and harmonious climax.
Original story is here – are you not entertained?