Sunday, October 11, 2015

Arcadia Et Cetera: Small Amber Bits & Pieces From Above

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The organization known as Protect Arcadia's Future has been making some noise lately, mostly about how much they dislike their rivals from the preservationist minded Saving Arcadia. That and their oftentimes paranoiac sense of victimhood and being put upon in general. And really not a whole lot else. At least as far as I have been able to tell.

Certainly there is a sense of mystery about who exactly these folks are. If you go to the Protect Arcadia's Future website (link), the only identity known there for certain is that of one rather surly looking peacock. So who exactly are these people you ask? For the moment I suppose you'll just have to ask the peacock, who apparently provides both the brains and fine feathered leadership for this organization.


We'll keep an eye out and see if anybody shows up to fill in the blanks. Oh, and we're not quite sure who is going to qualify for the "Passionate People" slot, if anyone. But we are fairly certain Roger Chandler is not listed amongst those being considered.

The website Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News filed the following (link):


The Protect Arcadia's Future peacock has frequently pointed out that there is no connection whatsoever between his organization and either GemCoins or former City Councilmember John Wuo. Something that leads us to believe there could very well be just such a connection. But I guess we won't know for certain until the SEC and FBI finish tracking where all of that purloined ponzi scheme money actually went.

I will confess that the sight of various McMansions being seized by the Feds and sold at auction would warm my troubled heart. I will also be more than happy to make some three and four figure bids in hopes of snapping a few of them up.

I guess we'll have to wait and see what shakes out.

The "USFIA, INC. RECEIVERSHIP" website is now available (link).

Check it out, man.


So you know, I also plan to bid at least $100 for the Quail Ranch Golf Club. Fore!

Steve Chen's "cash only" home purchase (link)

Before the Feds swarmed in to harsh his mellow, Mr. GemCoins himself, Steve Chen, used some of his ill-gotten gains to purchase the Vanity Castle pictured below. All cash. Apparently that has now been taken away from him as well, and will eventually be sold to help return some of the dough stolen from his victims.


And they say there is no connection between the GemCoin ponzi operation and high end real estate.

But that said, wouldn't Steve Chen make a perfect HOA member? He could bring his military grade sniper rifle to all of the meetings and make certain everyone belonging to that community keeps their grass properly trimmed.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

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36 comments:

  1. The question might be how will Arcadian residents and voters going to protect Arcadia? More committees could be a option or ballot measure to in act strict laws which can only be over turned by the voters rather than a group of shady city hall insiders? Remember the GemCoin drama.

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    1. Measure V all over again.

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  2. I like the GemCoin-O-Lantern. Suitably scary for Halloween.

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  3. Interesting that Steve ChenCoins chose Bradbury over Arcadia to buy.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradbury,_California

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  4. Why are there two committee member #4s? Well, oK, spaces for them anyway.

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    1. We might have a 'Do as I say and not as I do' situation there.

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  5. I noticed too that not only did Chen buy in Bradbury, but there are no nearby neighbors looming over his property so he has plenty of room and privacy. In Arcadia we have to worry about our sun being blocked by the monstrosity being built next door and people peeping to see what we are cooking on our Weber.

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  6. I wonder if Chen's HOA was aware of the large arsenal of weaponry he might have been storing there.

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  7. We have our own arsenal of mis directed city employees working in city hall. Let's vote in a 22% UUT tax to support all city hall employees and their families. All city employees should have death benefits payable at time of their death to city Hall general fund! From a 65 year resident!

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  8. I'm sorry, Steve Chen is an Arcadia councilmember who lives in Bradbury?

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    1. No. He is an Arcadia based organized crime figure who used City Councilmembers there as PR flacks. His assets were seized recently in a raid of his offices by the SEC and FBI.

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    2. From four days ago:
      "The only reason I can think of that explain why Chen consented to his effective losing of the SEC case against him, is that he was arrested by the FBI. Otherwise Chen’s consent makes no sense."

      http://behindmlm.com/companies/usfia/steve-chen-not-opposing-usfia-preliminary-injunction/

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    3. La Puente firing range may no longer be owned by Sho Tay.

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  9. Steve Chen bought 849 Balboa and 4116 Lynd Ave for cash as well as the house in Bradbury and the golf course. All in 2014. And that's just what we know about.

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    1. The Bradbury palace is an odd choice for a Macmansion champion - there's lots of land, the house is in porportion to the acreage, tons of space between the residents. Not "modern" at all....

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    2. This is just the start of the "incursion". Hope Bradbury is on high alert.

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    3. Chen is now the FBI's tea girl.

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  10. We know the realtor Mimi from Remax and the realtor Ash Rizk are involved with Protect Arcadia's Future. The developer Phillip Chan was passing out PAF materials at the City Council meeting last Tuesday. Oh, and the group HQH that was protesting Saving Arcadia at the last City Council meeting has the same business address as Singpoli, the development company owned by Kin Hui, which is right next door to Coldwell Banker real estate, where Ash Rizk works. What a coincidence!

    Guess who's Protecting Arcadia's Future?

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    1. Are they Protecting Arcadia's Future or Developers' Pocketbooks?

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    2. Then why haven't Mimi and Ash post their fun loving selfies on the PAF site?

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    3. Who's Protecting Arcadia's Future - One of the wonderful people you can thank for the wix based site they have used is none other than Janet Chan of Advanta Properties LLC, Former officer in Sierra Sentral LLC, Former officer in Golden Trend LLC, Former officer in Wilson Palmer LLC, Macro Building Concepts etc..

      Need I go on??

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  11. Chen operated out in the open and with impunity for a long time. This could not have been done with the authorities looking the other way.

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  12. Just in time for Halloween - all these invisible people: Protect Arcadia's Future members, neighbors who actually want MacMansions at Mater Dolorosa, and, of course, Gene Goss's constituents who want developers/home owners to be able to build whatever they want!

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  13. Right you are, 8:53. Those of you who believe there should be no form of gun control in the US, think of what Mr. Chen has in Bradbury. A scary thought!

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    1. Maybe it is the distance between the houses there that made the sniper rifle necessary.

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    2. What, you think he's the only one in Bradbury with firearms? Are you smoking something?

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    3. Lotta military grade sniper rifles in Bradbury?

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    4. What makes you think it's a "military grade" sniper rifle. Could just as easily be an airsoft replica and as fake as his badges (along with his amber mines).

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  14. Arcadia is the developers' and realtors' cash cow. They will stop at nothing to prevent it from getting butchered.

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  15. Do you think the developers will pay to stack the city council meetings with PAF supporters so that it looks like there are lots of people opposed to the ballot initiative? The studios do it all the time to make it look like lots of people like a movie.

    It's a small world after all.

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  16. http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20150423/arcadia-asian-group-says-lapd-revoked-rally-permit-and-violated-their-rights

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  17. http://www.bizapedia.com/ca/CHINESE-AMERICAN-EQUALIZATION-ASSOCIATION.html

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  18. Sho Tay started a group called "Protect Arcadia's Future" to oppose the ballot initiative. Developer Kin Hui, owner of Singpoli, donated $10,000 to Sho Tay's 2014 campaign. Sho Tay's campaign headquarters were located at Singpoli. The Chinese American Equalization Association which protested against Saving Arcadia is headquartered at Singpoli. 90% of the advertising on Sho Tay's online newspaper is by Kin Hui businesses. Sho Tay's online newspaper ran a big editorial in May for Steve Chen's company USFIA/Gemcoin highlighting councilmember John Wuo's involvement. These are just facts. You are free to make assumptions.

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  19. It's all true. But don't be glum Arcadia. Citizen action is underway and does not need council approval for adoption. It just needs faith and perseverance to combat a well-financed opposition. 1 Samuel 17:50.

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