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CBC "News" again: SDM Points got "Stolen"

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CBC "News" again: SDM Points got "Stolen"

I am not sure what happen to CBC lately on the "News" they report. And even bigger question is who is responsible to make finance judgment call.

Remember the "news" about a women "Shock" about CRA ask for tax installment payment on "Money she haven't earned"??
Remember the "news" about a girl worked 2 job, because she have $50K hyundai car payment because she trade in a couple months old car with the exact same model?
Remember the "Shocking" data roaming bill when a family keep roaming like all you can eat buffet when they were oversea?

Today, CBC reporting "news" on a couple giving their SDM points information out via txt and lost their points (Someone redeem their points).
SDM actually give them points back.

But is today's world is always someone etc fault for your own bad decision specially when dealing with money.
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I would only watch CBC for "entertainment" value or to hear what they are broadcasting to the public so you know what any viewers in your sphere of relations might be exposing themselves to.

As for true, unadulterated news and information, you would need to find alternate sources. And there are some good ones out there. They are just not in the mainstream so you have to seek them out specifically.

I used to be a religious viewer and listener of CBC programming until I discovered what they were all about. Now, I can't listen or watch them for more than a couple of minutes before I feel like barfing.

I heard a statistic the other day that may or may not surprise you. Something like only 1% of Canadians watch CBC. Perhaps I am not the only one that has better places to get their information.

As an aside, it would also be good to re-evaluate who is actually benefiting from the billions of hardearned taxpayer dollars spent on this type of media programming with such low viewership.
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Two conspiracy theory nuts in back to back posts, nice.
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divx wrote: SDM was nice enough to give them back their points but it is not a solution to stupid people.
That's my point. Those are just bad judgment, and expecting someone etc solve it for them?

Another example is people sign the deal to buy a house but want to back out of it because market went down and get all their money back. I don't know when we start having price protection on real estate.

I hope this is not how people teaching their kids about how to manage money.
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I don't think it's stupid people really, but it's just a mentality that the problem can never be the result of oneself and a lack of taking responsibility for their actions. There's just some individuals who put the onus on everyone else (be it actual people or companies). I've seen some people who get upset at companies when they don't pay and their service is cancelled, even in that scenario they still don't believe it's their own fault.
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joshnet wrote: I don't think it's stupid people really, but it's just a mentality that the problem can never be the result of oneself and a lack of taking responsibility for their actions. There's just some individuals who put the onus on everyone else (be it actual people or companies). I've seen some people who get upset at companies when they don't pay and their service is cancelled, even in that scenario they still don't believe it's their own fault.
Agreed.

It seems that a good portion of our society lacks the ability to process facts using LOGICAL THINKING skills. I have learned over time that this is due to an education system geared more towards indoctrination combined with poor parenting. It is sad because had these people been raised with the ability to think for themselves and to take responsibility, they wouldn't be getting so stressed out all of the time and would realize that they have more control over their own happiness than they realize.
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primetimey wrote: Two conspiracy theory nuts in back to back posts, nice.
What "conspiracy" do you allege was advocated here? The OP was pointing out concrete examples of over-hyped non-stories - I agree with his assessment as I found those "stories" to be just click-bait emotional pandering myself. If you disagree, why don't you tell us how you found any of those stories news worthy? Doing drive-by name calling is really easy to do, how about showing you can make a reasoned argument?

I used to be a pretty loyal CBC fan, and I still like a lot of their radio programs (the Radio1 lineup from 10am - 2pm usually starts my Saturday), but that doesn't mean I put blinders on when they present really poor content "news".
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I'll give you another example I read about a year ago. A couple who were renting a house somewhere in GTA, I forget exactly where but it was prime land. It got sold to a developer about 15 years ago, who let them stay on at their current rent (far below market level) until they were ready to go ahead with their development. So the time finally came and they got the inevitable eviction notice.

The "story" was about how this couple were so attached to this home, how they couldn't afford rent in a similar house in the same area, and they didn't know where to go (they had 15 years to figure out a Plan B)!

There was no real point to the story, just some sort of cry-porn I guess. The spirit of it suggested they were "victims" of their "cruel" landlords (who had let them live somewhere that they never could have afforded if they had paid at market rates for 15 years).
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JoeBlack23 wrote: I'll give you another example I read about a year ago. A couple who were renting a house somewhere in GTA, I forget exactly where but it was prime land. It got sold to a developer about 15 years ago, who let them stay on at their current rent (far below market level) until they were ready to go ahead with their development. So the time finally came and they got the inevitable eviction notice.

The "story" was about how this couple were so attached to this home, how they couldn't afford rent in a similar house in the same area, and they didn't know where to go (they had 15 years to figure out a Plan B)!

There was no real point to the story, just some sort of cry-porn I guess. The spirit of it suggested they were "victims" of their "cruel" landlords (who had let them live somewhere that they never could have afforded if they had paid at market rates for 15 years).

Exactly. What are people thinking now a day????
I see so many people crying about those , and for some reason CBC seem love to report those.

Sorry, may be off topic on Finance, but most of them are link to making poor finance decision.
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JoeBlack23 wrote: I'll give you another example I read about a year ago. A couple who were renting a house somewhere in GTA, I forget exactly where but it was prime land. It got sold to a developer about 15 years ago, who let them stay on at their current rent (far below market level) until they were ready to go ahead with their development. So the time finally came and they got the inevitable eviction notice.

The "story" was about how this couple were so attached to this home, how they couldn't afford rent in a similar house in the same area, and they didn't know where to go (they had 15 years to figure out a Plan B)!

There was no real point to the story, just some sort of cry-porn I guess. The spirit of it suggested they were "victims" of their "cruel" landlords (who had let them live somewhere that they never could have afforded if they had paid at market rates for 15 years).
That reminds me of another sob story!

https://globalnews.ca/news/4830821/man- ... o-islands/

The toronto islands housing is pretty unique. It can’t be sold for a profit.
And it can only be passed down to a spouse or their children.

Yah the rules are harsh... but its technically public land that youre leasing. You living on toronto islands, was always subsidized by tax payers!
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JoeBlack23 wrote: What "conspiracy" do you allege was advocated here? The OP was pointing out concrete examples of over-hyped non-stories - I agree with his assessment as I found those "stories" to be just click-bait emotional pandering myself. If you disagree, why don't you tell us how you found any of those stories news worthy? Doing drive-by name calling is really easy to do, how about showing you can make a reasoned argument?

I used to be a pretty loyal CBC fan, and I still like a lot of their radio programs (the Radio1 lineup from 10am - 2pm usually starts my Saturday), but that doesn't mean I put blinders on when they present really poor content "news".
As taxpayers and the true funders of CBC, I think we have every right to be critical of CBC's reporting, journalism standards, etc. Some people think that being a taxpayer funded entity actually compromises their ability to perform independent and professional journalism that meets the ethical standards of their industry.

For consumers looking for what they should expect from their news sources in Canada, here is an interesting read on standards that we should expect:
https://caj.ca/ethics-guidelines

If CBC were smart and cared about their success, they would be interested in critical feedback because it makes them better just like a tough coach is on an athlete. However, when one's financial survival is decoupled from their performance, their incentive to excel becomes nonexistent and the result is a mediocre product at best.

Interesting that most RFD'ers would certainly be critical if we received less than we paid for from any other private sector business.
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As soon as i get $10 or $20 in points i redeem right away, dont know why people keep collecting huge amount of points and then cry when they get stolen (remember they’re free points). As time goes on points lose value anyways so redeem asap.
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wonder were they got the time machine so they could go back to when there was such a thing as shopper drug mart points. its been pc points now for over 2 years now.

tbh if someone steals ur wallet and redeems your points then they should cover that. but if someone is dumb enough to fall for these phishing scams because there to lazy to even to the smallest amount of research before hand then thats there problem the points should be lost and it should be a lessen to them. not like if u gave away cash and then went crying to the police that ur money got scammed the cops aren't going just hand u new cash.
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apnayloags wrote: As soon as i get $10 or $20 in points i redeem right away, dont know why people keep collecting huge amount of points and then cry when they get stolen (remember they’re free points). As time goes on points lose value anyways so redeem asap.
maybe cuz shoppers has tons of bonus redemption events were if u redeem 200k points u get $300 instead of $200.

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