Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Why We Love the Vancouver Business Scene II

We've mentioned the Vancouver Sun's David Baines a few times. Here's his beat over the last couple weeks: 
Baines: Insurance agent allegedly gambled away nearly $1M of clients’ money 
Baines: Commission put brakes on Richmond firm
Baines: Another exempt securities fiasco, another $5.2 million down the drain

That gets us back to July 20 and for some reason I am reminded of Hunter S Thompson:
 "Still humping the American Dream, that vision of the Big Winner somehow emerging from the last minute pre—dawn chaos of a stale Vegas casino. Big strike in Silver City. Beat the dealer and go home rich. Why not? I stopped at the Money Wheel and dropped a dollar on Thomas Jefferson—a $2 bill, the straight Freak ticket, thinking as always that some idle instinct bet might carry the whole thing off. But no. Just another two bucks down the tube. You bastards! No. Calm down. Learn to enjoy losing.... 
Here are some more July stories: 
Baines: Regulator orders one-year suspension and $100,000 fine for Victoria stockbroker 
Baines: Insurance Council of B.C. turfs Ladysmith agent for five years

And so it goes.
Why We Love the Vancouver Business Scene (Frauds, Scams and Flim-flams)