Saturday, March 31, 2018

What is a Spring Egg? Encinitas Takes the Easter Bunny out of Easter


Mod: One of my favorite local blogs here in Lo Cal is called Encinitas Undercover (link). Like the one you are reading now, it attempts to portray what is going on in its community in the most realistic and unvarnished ways possible. Something that often stands in vivid contrast to the feel good happy talk and politically mandated bromides you find in most other so-called news outlets.

Such bold reporting can often upset certain local worthies and the assorted tedious individuals who admire them. Think of it as a kind of a bonus. However, this is an acquired taste, and not for everyone.

That said, it is a thankless job and certainly not a skill set likely to enrich EU's unnamed publisher. As we are fond of saying here at The Tattler, the real money is in lying, truth is for volunteers. Though, now that I think about it, it doesn't look like they're getting rich these days, either.

So what is Encinitas Undercover struggling with today? Would you believe it is something called the Spring Egg Hunt? Here is how that is referred to in a recent email blast from Encinitas Deputy Mayor Joe Mosca, formerly of Sierra Madre.

Calling all kids!: Spring Egg Hunt! Saturday, March 31st, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Encinitas Community Park. Bring your own basket for eggs. Limited parking on site, extra parking available at Scripps Hospital, lower parking lots off of Devonshire Drive. 

According to the City of Encinitas website, there will be 20,000 eggs to hunt. A diabolical figure that I find mind boggling. That is a lot of chickens who will never see the light of day, or enjoy scratching up a little corn.

So you know, I am also struggling with the metaphysical implications of Easter and April Fools Day falling on the same date this year. It could finally mean the end of all we know. You really should try to get out and enjoy the day. The weather is quite nice.

No word yet if the Spring Rabbit is going to be there for the Spring Egg Hunt. Then again, what else is he going to do?

Mod: As long as we're dealing with topics of a religious nature today (or the complete lack thereof), I thought we should all try and ponder the following.

Does Hell Exist? And Did the Pope Give an Answer? (The New York Times link): The Vatican felt obliged this week to reaffirm that Pope Francis believes in a central tenet of Catholicism, that there is a hell.

That odd declaration came after the newspaper La Repubblica published a front-page article on Thursday by an atheist, left-wing and anticlerical giant of Italian journalism, who reported that during a recent meeting the pope had said that hell did not exist.

Bad souls are “not punished,” the journalist, Eugenio Scalfari, 93, reported the pope as saying. “A hell doesn’t exist.” Nor, for Mr. Scalfari, does a tape recorder or notebook or the orthodoxy of quotation marks.

The Vatican characterized the remarks as misquotations.

In the past, Mr. Scalfari, the founder of La Repubblica, a bible of the Italian left that he edited for decades, has admitted to sometimes putting words in the papal mouth.

But the infernal remarks, especially as the pope prepared for Easter Sunday celebrations, proved too tempting for international tabloids, conservative websites antagonistic to the pope and many others to let go.

Pope Declares No Hell,” read a screaming headline across the Drudge Report website.

“Does the Pope Believe in Hell?” asked Patrick J. Buchanan in an online column.

Vatican literally falls apart after Pope Francis says ‘Hell doesn’t exist,’” read a headline in Metro UK, a British newspaper.

The pope, in fact, has often talked about hell as a very real final destination for the wicked, and the Vatican made clear that the “literal words pronounced by the pope are not quoted” and that “no quotation of the article should be considered as a faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father.”

Mod: Personally, I have no doubts about the reality of hell. Those who would deny its existence are merely lacking in the ability to properly observe.

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114 comments:

  1. Only a Fool would believe there is no Hell, after all just look at those Spring Chickens not even getting credit for the "Spring Eggs", whatever those are.
    No bunnies in sight.
    What additional type of eggs might be found and who left them out in a park?
    Thoughts to ponder.

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  2. I saw the Spring Rabbit at the Bucc last night. He said he wasn't looking forward to the Spring Egg thing.

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  3. From yesterdays post, don’t forget to email that kid Andy Chen regarding his hate filled messages towards Jolly Wu and others. It’s time people call out these fools that post lies. Here’s his email:
    achen18@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for the info. But I won't be spending time dealing with a two-faced hypocrite. These are the same types of people hiding behind the cloak of religion. They'll talk behind and stab your back. He's one of those classic sociopath that walks around like everyone else.

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    2. It's better to fight with this Andy type in public social forum such as The Tattler so we can expose their agenda and hypocrisy.

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    3. Good point 8:04. Another good venue is an Arcadia City Council meeting and just happens to be one Tuesday 4/3.

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    4. Will Edmund be there? We always enjoy his unintentionally hilarious observations about The Tattler.

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    5. Andy is no adorkable kid. He's a grown-up behaving unethically. Just don't hire this type of people to work for you.

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    6. 9:13,
      I will post his name/photo at my work's HR recruitment office's not-to-hire list bulletin board. I encourage everyone to do the same.

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  4. "It’s time people call out these fools that post lies. Here’s his email:" From an anonymous poster!! Funny

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    1. Thank you, anonymous. Have a spring egg.

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    2. Similar to your anonymous post. Look pal, we’ve had that tirade on here many times, yes, we all post whatever anonymously, get over it.

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    3. 7:34 is the usual sociopath that will lie right in your face.

      Characteristics include but not limited to:
      1. Illegally park their cars in disabled parking space
      2. Don't obey driving traffic laws such as don't stop for pedestrian crossing, speed driving at school zones and in crowed parking lots
      3. Littering in public
      4. Steal and destroy other people's private property (e.g., Jolly Wu's campaign yard signs)
      5. Talk real loud inside cinemas, restaurants, etc
      6. Invade your private personal space in public
      7. Cutting in line at groceries stores, cinema, among other public events
      8. Never pick-up their dog's poop doing their business on public streets and other neighbors yards
      9. The Art of Deceiving and Exploiting Others is their religion
      10. Pretend to be devoted Christians or other religions

      Just a few observations... Do share yours...

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    4. One more on that list:
      11. Never clean-up the mess they made in public restrooms

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  5. The Easter Bunny is hiding 80,000 eggs in the Rose Bowl for you to find this Saturday (if you’re a kid)
    https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2018/03/28/the-easter-bunny-is-hiding-80000-eggs-in-the-rose-bowl-for-you-to-find-this-saturday-if-youre-a-kid/

    How do you hide eggs on a football field?

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    1. Actually the PSN made up the Easter Bunny Line in their story. It is the HONDA Egg Bowl.

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    2. No Easter reference from the city, "Pasadena is holding its Egg Bowl and Spring Festival at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

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    3. Do they serve their egg bowls with wasabi powder?

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  6. No Fooling, the Easter sky will display a blue moon.
    No lie, two blue moons within this month and five visible planets.

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    1. Slight clarifications 8:00:

      There can be only 1 so-called "blue" moon in a month--the second of the 2 full moons.

      There will be 6 visible planets, the sixth of which my then 5 year old deduced when asked the last time so many planets were visible at once.

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  7. Gotta give it to the City of Pasadena, the Easter Bunny hid 80,000 eggs in the Rose Bowl.
    The City of Encinitas only has 20,000 Spring Eggs.
    What is a Spring Egg? Amphibians lay a lot of eggs in the Spring.
    Are they found under rocks? Do you dig for them?
    The City of Encinitas is out to Fool the public.
    What will be hidden in the Winter Solstice season?
    It surely must be Hell living in Encinitas knowing what is clearly not defined or what "lays" ahead for the city, from their City Council.
    The City appears to have a Gilded Goose seated in their Chambers; which would clarify what Pope Francis said.

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  8. Easter is made up anyway. What do I care how such pagan rituals evolve?

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    1. Get thee to the burning marl.

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    2. I used too think like you do, 8:17. But even though I took the negative route to get there, I now believe in all of the things you dismiss. Why? Because they're the best possible explanation. Can you think of anything better? Can you really believe in the Honda Egg Bowl?

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    3. The egg bowl cannot be beaten.

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    4. Sorry to hear you led such a negative life. Glad you’re feeling better.

      As long as you’re not doing so a someone else’s expense.

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  9. Drudge is lame.

    Caught too many times peddling BS conspiracies. And too far up Trump’s rump.

    Two-bit aggregator.

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  10. https://www.the-philosophy.com/sartre-hell-is-other-people

    No Exit and the question of other people
    This quote by Jean-Paul Sartre is one of his most famous. It exemplifies his stance as an existentialist philosopher, and is also one of the most commonly misunderstood quotes in philosophy. Here is an explanation of what Sartre really meant by “Hell is other people.”

    The quote comes at the close of the play No Exit (Huis Clos, in French) which Sartre wrote in 1943. No Exit depicts the arrival of three characters – Garcin, Estelle, and Inez – in hell – which happens to be a drawing room. As the characters struggle to understand what sin has led them to hell, and what their punishment may be, they quickly gather that there is no torturer. No executioner. No flames to burn their souls eternally. It’s just the three of them, trapped in a deadlock. The other characters in the room are the punishment, as it were. The full version of the quote highlights this illustration of Sartre’s existentialist philosophy:

    “All those eyes intent on me. Devouring me. What? Only two of you? I thought there were more; many more. So this is hell. I’d never have believed it. You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the “burning marl.” Old wives’ tales! There’s no need for red-hot pokers. HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE!”

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  11. Kirbyjon Caldwell - Houston megachurch pastor and spiritual adviser to George W. Bush - indicted on fraud charges

    A prominent Houston pastor and spiritual adviser to President George W. Bush has been indicted on federal charges that he sold millions of dollars in worthless Chinese bonds to elderly and vulnerable investors, according to federal authorities.
    Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, 64, and Shreveport financial planner Gregory Alan Smith, 55, were charged with 13 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.
    Caldwell is accused of using his position as the senior pastor of the Windsor Village United Methodist Church to help lure nearly $3.5 million in investments into historic Chinese bonds that are not recognized by the Chinese government. He and Smith told investors they could see returns as high as 15 times their initial investment, according to the indictment.

    https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Kirbyjon-Caldwell-Houston-megachurch-pastor-and-12792523.php

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    1. It's his parents' fault for naming him Kirbyjon.

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    2. Surprised his middle name isn't Lee.

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    3. Come on 10:10, are you implying that committing fraud is an Asian thing?

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    4. You might have a reading comprehension problem.

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    5. I don't think so.

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    6. How would you know?

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    7. Then explain the "Lee middle name" reference.

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    8. Lee is a very popular name in the American south. Robert E. Lee, Lee Harvey Oswald, Peggy Lee, Christopher Lee. Try Googling it. You'll expand your knowledge of this country while realizing it is not all about your hyper-sensitive self.

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    9. Oh. Thank you for setting me straight. Yes, I am just a little embarrassed.

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    10. No problem. I appreciate your politeness.

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    11. OMG, 5:02 and 6:10 should check into a motel room or something

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    12. 10:10 here. I meant the name Lee common in the south, given no doubt as a tribute to the traitor general. Wayne may, in fact, be more common a middle name for the criminal class.

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  12. Touche 8:28am. Take that 8:17am.
    A fool would not recognize the renewal of Life.

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  13. We should try to remember why we celebrate Easter.

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  14. 8:54am. Bitcoin.

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  15. Magical thinking has stifled progress for millennia, priming the uneducated to worship corporeal demagogues. It's no accident that the bible belt is red, votes against its own interests, and has thrust upon us the least honest and honorable pr*sident ever. Rational thinking could never attain such a result.

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    1. Rational thinking gave us concentration camps, nuclear weapons and Los Angeles. It is a belief system like any other.

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    2. Nice try 10:13. While rational thinking led to the scientific understanding of the atom, it did lead to the decision to use or stockpile nuclear weapons, did not cause the bigotry and racism that led to concentration camps, and did not result in quagmire LA.

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    3. I'd ask you to explain that, but I don't want you hurting yourself.

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    4. Well I'll make it easy for you then 10:40. 10:10 says that rational thinking led to concentration camps. I don't believe that Hitler was rational or a rational thinker like 10:10 apparently does. Do you think Hitler was a rational thinker? Get it now?

      Typo correction: "did NOT lead to the decision...."

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    5. It took a lot of planning, logistics and engineering to kill 6 million people.

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    6. 10:28 - And you thoughts on using the name of religion to kill: American Indians, the Spanish Inquisition, etc.

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    7. Perhaps, but you're referring to the mechanics of it, not the decision to do so which is not based on rational thinking.

      There is nothing rational about rounding up and exterminating groups of people. It's based on a very skewed and malevolent belief system, not reason.

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    8. But it was reason that made it possible. Reason only extends so far. Then beliefs systems take over. Humankind has its limits.

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  16. Everyone has the right to make their own decisions about what to believe. The only problem is fundamentalism, as in "Atheism is the only truth" or "Christianity is the only truth." There's really no difference between those positions.

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    1. I agree. Thank you. In defense of Jesus, I doubt he would have much use for either.

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    2. Totally agree with you. Really hate those fanatics try to convince their believes upon others as those they have the absolute truth.

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    3. FoxNews false equivalence based, no doubt, on your childhood indoctrination 10:16. There's a huge difference. There's no empirical evidence supporting god, only tales written thousands of years ago by frightened people whose descendants many so-called christians don't mind dropping bombs on today.

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    4. And yet I would help you if you needed it 10:19, despite your most unchristian, hypocritical sentiments that demonstrate you don't quite get the teachings attributable to Jesus.

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    5. "Empirical evidence" is a belief system. In the end mankind is little different today than when we were back in the caves. All we can do is improvise in the darkness. God is the only explanation that stands up.

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    6. 10:34, the point is the insistence that a person has a "truth" that applies to everyone else.

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    7. Just calling it a belief system doesn't make it so (except for Fox viewers.) Atheism is absence of belief, not belief. Zero is absence, not presence.

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    8. You keep believing that.

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    9. Thought about it 10:54 and yes, I still know that zero is absence, not presence.

      Let me help: Imagine zero elephants in your living room. Are there any elephants there? No? Is that a belief or an empirical fact? You're welcome.

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    10. 10:50 No one is foisting any beliefs on you; you are free to believe whatever you want.

      Of course, the fact that there is no god applies to everyone!

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    11. 10:59 - The complete absence of brains in your head has not caused you to conclude that brains do not exist, right?

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    12. So nice, people love to pontificate. At the end of the day, no one knows until they are 6 feet under the ground.

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    13. Actually, 11:25, the capacity for knowing ceases.

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    14. This goofy attack on knowledge, reason and rationality is sad

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    15. Bow down before the one you serve.

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    16. Just that I have never died before nor have met anyone died and came back and tell me what it feels like. Unless u have.

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    17. 2:18, have you ever thought about that a self-proclaimed rational, reason, and knowledgeable person like yourself should not be posting on this online social platform. Because what you are doing is a very irrational act.

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    18. Just saying it doesn't make it so, 3:15. What premise leads to your conclusion of irrationality?

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  17. 8:54am,
    Hey Kirbyjon Caldwell, Andy Chen is looking for you because he wants to learn from the best con artist.

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  18. Happy Easter to everyone and next December Merry Christmas.

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  19. We're all atheists with respect to the thousand of gods that frightened humans have invented and worshipped over thousand and maybe even tens of thousands of years.

    Many of us just add one more god to that list.

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  20. Atheists are boring killjoys.

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    1. Poor fool so desperate to be entertained

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    2. Poor boring atheist. So desperate for someone who will listen.

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    3. 11:16 = fake Christian

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  21. The new gods we warship today: Steve Job, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Steve Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, casts on SNL, TV & radio talk show hosts, etc.

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    1. Some people believe in Donald Trump. Believe it or not. And, by extension, Vladimir Putin.

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    2. 11:26: I deliberately left these 2 names out of the list because b/c I don't want to enflame people with OCD.

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    3. Warship indeed, pally

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    4. Thank Q for dotting the i's and t's. Are u looking for an editor job?

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  22. 11:20, Amazon has a warship ? Not surprised.

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    1. Bezos has a much bigger cannon than Spanky.

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  23. Teacher says every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.

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  24. I thought every time bell rings supposed to take shot of booze, no?

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  25. we have heard and listened to city halls statements for the past 20 years,
    we originally voted for the uut, city hall misappropriated our the uut monies,
    city council also stated that the city water rate increase monies would repair the city water in fracture,
    that was not true, city council / city hall ran the city residents out of water, failed to fix city water in fracture, its only time that city hall will run us out of water again,
    the increased water money charges was used to pay city pensions and unfunded city employees debts which never benefited the city residents,
    we need to get out of the pension business which all city residents pay,
    our friends and neighbors are VOTING TO REPAEAL THE UUT,
    we look forward to celebrating a city victory, No More UUT at the expenses of the city residents!

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  26. I’d like to challenge Chandler to a boxing match. Anyone know his number?

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    1. Come on! It's not going to be a fair fight. The guy walks with a cane.

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    2. He does ? He must hide it at CC meetings.

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    3. 6:45, Okay, I retract my statement. I never see him walk with a cane but I heard that he walks with a cane on The Tattler forum. But fist fighting is not the answer and it is sooo Irish. So you have to come up with some other challenge.

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    4. How about challenge him to an IQ test?

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  27. Just received another postcard mailer today from Sho Tay with "Fighting Crime takes more than just talking" rhetoric. Urging people to vote for Chandler and Harbicht.

    Here's a Reader Digest version of Tay's message:
    Tay is blaming that other current city council members are not doing enough to stop crime by not supporting his proposed plans to enhance safety of Arcadia. That's why Arcadians need to vote for these 2 tough crime fighters: Baca-Chandler and his sidekick Deputy Tanaka-Harbicht, so that they will have the majority city council vote to adopt these so called enhanced safety proposals which he did not provide specifics.

    Enjoy reading if fiction is your cup of tea...

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    1. Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

      Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers will keep Arcadians safe!

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  28. Yet another GREAT ANTI CHANDLER mailer today!!! Keep ‘em coming !!!!

    (Sorry Tipping and Mur Sol boys, we’ve had enough of your lousy homes).

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  29. Basically Bobby and Tandler have nothing to campaign on. Just desperate. Trying to use scare tactics. Never works fools, people are smart.

    Does anyone in Arcadia really think lack of action by the council is the reason for the residential burglaries? Hell no. Try again Shogun.

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  30. Nothing out of nothing creates something.
    Atheist what is nothing? and then why can something be created out of Nothing?
    If you need to relie on Einstein and his theory, please do.
    Einstein held the belief of creation, nothing out of nothing.
    Yet he could not answer how nothing was created. Can you?
    Have a Blessed Easter.

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    1. The gods of Valhalla willed it

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    2. The gods of Valhalla were pagan and therefore pre-Christian. Your knowledge of anything is minimal.

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    3. Magical thinker: I'm flattered that you come to me with your physics questions, but I doubt you really want or can understand the theoretical underpinnings.

      Where did your magical sky god come from? You probably cling to the answer given to children that "he was always there."

      So let me answer your physics questions in a manner you can understand: the conditions that allowed the universe to form were always there.

      One of the above has a plethora of carefully collected empirical evidence; the other has a 2,000 year old book written by frighten, uneducated people, a book that has numerous inconsistencies (including 2 very different creation myths in the very first chapter!), a book that has been used throughout the last two millennia to unleash and justify unspeakable abominations on people.

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  31. Ditto and ditto we are voting Yes.

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  32. I'm not so sure that Sheriff Baca-Chandler is the crime fighter he proclaims. Apparently criminals are not afraid of him b/c there are numerous reported home burglaries committed on the same street that he lives in.

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  33. I heard that once elected, Tay and Chandler will start a "Have a Doughnut with a Cop" roundtable discussion on our out-of-control crime wave in Arcadia.

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  34. 6:31:
    I and other voters do not trust Tay, Chandler and Harbicht to represent Arcadia. They are 3 blind (lack of vision) men leading the blinded (misinformed) voters. We Arcadians deserve better leaders to keep our community safe and financially sound.

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  35. Sham El-Nessim was linked to astronomy and nature. It marked the beginning of the spring festival, with day and night equal in length and the sun in the Aries zodiac, marking the beginning of creation. They called it The Feast of Shmo (The revival of life), and they determined the exact date each year by measuring the sun's alignment with the Great Pyramid.

    ‘Sham El-Nessim has been celebrated since 2700 BC by all Egyptians regardless of their religion, beliefs, and social status. The name Sham El-Nessim (Inhaling the breeze) is derived from the Coptic language, which stemmed from the Ancient Egyptian language. It was originally pronounced Tshom Ni Sime, with tshom meaning “gardens” and ni sime meaning “meadows”.’

    Ancient Egyptians also colored eggs at this time, as did many cultures worldwide. They would boil eggs on the eve of Sham El-Nasim, decorating and coloring them in various patterns. They would then write their wishes on these eggs, tuck them in baskets made of palm fronds and hang them on trees or the roofs of their houses, hoping that the gods would answer their wishes by dawn.

    happy Sham El-Nessim.

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    1. 8:35am Did you get this from Wikipedia?

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