Monday, August 24, 2015
"Chinese Daily USA" is a Publication Owned by Arcadia City Councilmember Sho Tay - Check Out the Huge Spread for the Big GemCoin Bash Last May
It has become the opinion of some close observers of the GemCoin financial scandal in Arcadia that much of this was originally conducted in order to create a significant amount of investment capital for additional LULU (Locally Unwanted Land Use) projects. In particular more of the kinds of predatory and bizarrely ostentatious real estate development that has sadly become so prevalent there.
It certainly helps to explain the involvement of some of the big pro-McDevelopment government officials at the event we are discussing today, most famously the starring role Arcadia Councilmember John Wuo was daft enough to take. The gray jacket and brown pantsed gentleman who later on went on to proclaim in the Arcadia Weekly, and in a most Sergeant Shultz way, that he knew absolutely nothing about GemCoins. This despite the vast amounts of photographic evidence to the contrary found on the Internet.
Councilmember Wuo also famously requested that the use of his image in GemCoin related efforts be removed, and in all instances. Which makes the continued colorful Internet photographic and news article documentation of his smiling presence at this big GemCoin presser event last May as found in Sho Tay's "Chinese Daily USA" all the more puzzling. You'd think Mr. Tay would want to help out his colleague GemCoin Johnny a little bit and wipe all of that evidence off the web.
However, Sho Tay has not. Which you can quite easily see by clicking here. Or looking at the photos we cut and pasted to this post last night.
So up until now Arcadia City Councilmember Sho Tay's connection to the alleged GemCoin ponzi scheme controversy has not been quite as evident. Despite his staunch and unpopular opposition to any kind of resident control over predatory development there (he is now subject to a recall campaign for this lapse), Sho Tay has not been directly linked to any of the things his far less cautious Arcadia City Council colleague recklessly lent his image and support to a few months back.
But judging by the gaudy coverage of this particular GemCoin event in his Mandarin language newspaper Chinese Daily USA, Sho Tay doesn't have a problem with it, either. And obviously, we are talking about crass consumerism on bucket loads steroids here. Conducted for the benefit of those who would actually want to live in gigantic houses equipped with acres more plumbing than taste.
And what exactly are the Freudian implications of living in a home with 6 bathrooms, anyway?
I received the following e-mail recently from a resident of Arcadia that sheds some light on the contents of this meretricious GemCoin spread in Sho Tay's tawdry tabloid. Fluent in Mandarin (it is her first language), this heroic preservationist resident also provided me with a translation of the article that accompanies the tacky photographic nonsense we've included above.
Here is her note to The Tattler community.
Here is a portion of the Chinese Daily USA article in the original Mandarin:
Here is the translation.
That is it for today. We will have much more in around 48 to 72 hours. Exciting and fresh Arcadia revelations will soon be heading your way.
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