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  1. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    17 Mar '10 18:14
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_red_paperclip

    Kyle MacDonald, a Canadian blogger who bartered his way from a single red paperclip to a house in a series of online trades over the course of a year.

    I wonder how much his house is worth now after the housing bubble collapse.
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    17 Mar '10 18:17
    Wolverine is an excellent example of the Canadian Dream - uncivilized and brutal killers.

    There's substance in what I just said, but if you're stupid you won't understand. Not my problem.
  3. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    17 Mar '10 18:21
    This wouldn't be possible in Iran or China.
  4. 17 Mar '10 23:29
    as long as canadians have the thirty mile strip to live close to the americans they will be able to pretend they have a country.
  5. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    18 Mar '10 03:09
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I wonder how much his house is worth now after the housing bubble collapse.
    I wonder if he's rueing the day he let that paperclip go?
  6. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    31 Mar '10 05:35
    Originally posted by Palynka
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_red_paperclip

    Kyle MacDonald, a Canadian blogger who bartered his way from a single red paperclip to a house in a series of online trades over the course of a year.

    I wonder how much his house is worth now after the housing bubble collapse.
    There was no housing collapse in Canada
  7. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    31 Mar '10 05:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by reinfeld
    as long as canadians have the thirty mile strip to live close to the americans they will be able to pretend they have a country.
    they live at the southern part of the border because IT"S FRICKIN WARMER there.

    There are only 2 reasons why Canadians go to the US:

    To sell stuff, and to buy stuff. Old people go to florida so they dont' have to shovel snow.

    End of story.
  8. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    31 Mar '10 06:40
    Originally posted by Palynka
    This wouldn't be possible in Iran or China.
    Lulz

    You have an outstanding memory, my friend.
  9. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    31 Mar '10 09:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by uzless
    There was no housing collapse in Canada
    What's that thing at the end then? Looks like a bubble bursting to me. BTW, I said bubble collapse (i.e prices re-adjusting to fundamentals), not a general collapse of the sector.

    http://www.greaterfool.ca/2009/01/17/memo-to-phil-soper/
  10. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    31 Mar '10 17:28
    Originally posted by Palynka
    What's that thing at the end then? Looks like a bubble bursting to me. BTW, I said bubble collapse (i.e prices re-adjusting to fundamentals), not a general collapse of the sector.

    http://www.greaterfool.ca/2009/01/17/memo-to-phil-soper/
    not sure what you are referring to in that post. If you are just looking at the chart at the beggining, that was just a FORECAST of what MIGHT happen that was created in 2008 predicting what would happen in 2009.

    As you can clearly see here though, none of that happened. House prices may be stabilizing but that is a far cry a popping bubble.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/high-house-prices-stabilizing/article1518531/
  11. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    31 Mar '10 17:32
    Originally posted by uzless
    not sure what you are referring to in that post. If you are just looking at the chart at the beggining, that was just a FORECAST of what MIGHT happen that was created in 2008 predicting what would happen in 2009.

    As you can clearly see here though, none of that happened. House prices may be stabilizing but that is a far cry a popping bubble.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/high-house-prices-stabilizing/article1518531/
    I cannot clearly see there anything. I just see how the journalist interprets it.

    This is the Teranat-Bank of Canada data that your article refers to:
    http://www.housepriceindex.ca/admin.aspx?mode=voirHTML&nonews=95&qui=000&langue=EN