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  1. OMG I'M ALIVE! 11-2
  2. "The Rebuild" will be butchered by a playoff spot this year

    You're speaking my language. I think.
  3. This one seems to have devolved, with no discussion on the actual subject taking place So we'll take a time out for now.....
  4. Should I dispute this charge on my credit card?

    I don't have time to read the entire thread, however, there's something unclear to me. Did the document you signed state you'd have to cover costs for other rooms? It seems like a cash grab if not and I'd definitely fight it. I mean, it's a double whammy...you paid for rooms you were booted from AND had to cover costs for another room?
  5. 2018 Young Stars Classic

    Wow...talk about picking your spot. Lovely.
  6. 2018 Young Stars Classic

    Just. Beautiful.
  7. 2018 Young Stars Classic

    So weird...thought those very words, then got lazy and typed my comment.
  8. 2018 Young Stars Classic

    Stoked
  9. 2018 Young Stars Classic

    I am so happy.
  10. 2018 Young Stars Classic

    Loving this. Football on TV and hockey on the tablet. Life is gud.
  11. 2018 Young Stars Classic

    Thank you. Tuned in RIGHT as Pettersson scored.
  12. 2018 Young Stars Classic

    Aw damn, just got in...quick update? Other than goalgoalgoalgoalgoalgoalgoal
  13. They supply housing to women in the latter stages of pregnancy and leading up to delivery, but they don't give birth there. They go to the hospital (mostly RGH). It allows them somewhere to stay until labour and supplies an address for admission. So it's not that women are here, visiting or vacationing, and then go into labour and deliver. It's women planning to have their children here and plan accordingly. And there are illegal businesses cropping up to facilitate that - so they can secure a spot to stay and give birth here (then leave, sometimes with unpaid bills). For Jimmy: Things that are small problems have the potential to spread over time if unchecked. So I don't agree that the numbers aren't there to support it. Big problems start off as small ones...once there ARE issues identified, it's important to address them. If people are exploiting the entire process of acquiring citizenship and what it's intended for, that needs to be changed. Here are some more numbers and examples on why it's becoming an issue: https://www.numbersusa.com/news/birth-tourism-industry-exploiting-us-pacific-terrority This idea that we "need" immigration doesn't mean it can be a free for all deal or at the expense of others (which is currently the case). If we need attendance at Canucks' games when it drops it doesn't mean people can rush the door without paying. We need people to do business here, but there still is a charge for admission and rules pertaining to admittance. This idea that we have to turn blind eyes and not address issues "because" is ridiculous. Richmond is deteriorating (quickly). Things have been allowed to happen "because" and it's the entry point and hub for this stuff. So it's important to nip it in the bud and make sure checks and balances are in place. Our houses have become hotels. Our farmland is getting wiped out. The casino is laundering dirty money like it's on the quick rinse/repeat cycle. There are passports, drivers licenses and other official documents being bought and sold. Things are taking place that we haven't seen a whole lot of...just because it's a small corner of the country, doesn't mean it isn't important. To those living here? It most certainly is and it's our country's duty and responsibility to address it. We've been lax in many areas and nice guys finish last. Other countries are tightening up and closing loopholes to avoid exploitation and it's only reasonable to expect to do the same. It's also important to keep the values and integrity here intact and not just accept people in any way, shape or form if it's displacing locals and creating issues. We're important too.
  14. Not true. The purpose of the birthing houses is to give women addresses to report to hospital with. So they aren't documented. It's certainly not declining, I know nurses who know the real story and in Richmond it's affecting local women, who are bumped. RGH had 384 alone that year so yeah, there's certainly disparity in the numbers and reporting and that's one of the issues that's been identified and needs changing. Stats Can relies on people's reports....I'm not sure that people who don't speak English or live here participate. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/as-birth-tourism-climbs-in-b-c-health-authority-files-312595-lawsuit-over-one-unpaid-childbirth-bill
  15. People are buying citizenship...that hurts all of us in the end.