Saturday, April 7, 2018

Have the Roger Chandler and Bob Harbicht Campaigns Become a Full Employment Act for the FPPC?


The Ubiquitous Tony Chen: Buying a Little Influence Perhaps?

Tony Chen has become a familiar name in this election. He contributed $1,000 to Sho Tay's campaign on January 15, 2018 after the filing period closed and no one had committed to oppose him in the election.  It was disclosed that Tony Chen was located in Alhambra and had a business called Candet Properties. He was a real estate agent.

Then, is was discovered that Tony Chen had contributed $1,000 to Bob Harbicht's campaign in 2016 listing his home address in Arcadia. So one would think that Tony was just a real estate agent with ties to developers who lives in Arcadia.

But the plot thickens, as they say. Tony Chen contributed to Bob Harbicht's campaign again in 2018. This time, Tony Chen is listed as the "owner" of The Hub Shopping Center at 733 W. Naomi, Arcadia. That's the Von's/Burlington Coat Factory shopping center at the corner of Duarte and Baldwin. But the property title shows a different owner for that location. So "owner" is not the right word. So what could it be?

The Tattler has found the document that reveals the true story.

On November 14, 2017, Tony Chen appeared before the Arcadia Planning Commission requesting a conditional use permit for a tenant at 733 W. Naomi for a Karaoke Bar over the objections of neighboring residents.

Tony Chen appeared as the PROPERTY MANAGER. You know, the real estate manager who gets a cut of the rents for each tenant's occupancy. It's no surprise a donor to both Sho Tay and Harbicht's campaigns has a vested interest in who sits on City Council in the City of Arcadia.

In other words, Tony Chen does business that goes before the City Council and his income depends on always having the decision makers on his side.

Rule #1 of The Tattler: It is always about the money. Here are the docs.


Wait! Bob Harbicht is STILL in Hawaii?


This bit of must see Bob Harbicht excitement was posted on his Facebook page Wednesday, which leaves the impression that he is not campaigning for a Arcadia City Council seat quite as hard as you might have thought. Perhaps he prefers the company of fish?

But I guess all that grubby door to door pavement pounding stuff is for his hard working campaign volunteers, and not that fabulous jet-setting and very happening haole Bulldozer Bob.

I hope Bob is occasionally texting them an Aloha. I'm sure they at least deserve that.

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119 comments:

  1. Imagine, dirty money in politics.

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    1. Seems to be a chronic problem on the predatory development side.

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    2. Lying is where the money is, truth is for volunteers.

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  2. Wow, Bulldozer finally said something that most of us probably agree with:
    “No one ever accused me of having good sense”

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    1. Bob knows the sharks would never harm him. He's one of them.

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    2. 6:49, excellent correlation, your brain works well.

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    3. It's the miracle of coffee.

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  3. Swimming with sharks indeed

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  4. Is there any relationship between Tony Chen and Andy Chen (aka the hypocrite religious man)?

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    1. Don't forget Steve "Gem Coins" Chen.

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    2. It's funny that John Wuo, the former CC who resigned abruptly because of the Gemcoin scandal, he actually claimed that he just wanted to promote businesses for the Arcadia community and he did not know that the Gemcoin enterprise was a scam. I guess he will promote recreational marijuana dispensaries when he runs for the Arcadia CC seat again.

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    3. Johnny Gem Coins has a Chandler sign in his yard. Was does that tell you?

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    4. 7:40, please user proper reference to Wuo. It’s the “disgraced former Arcadia Cty Council member”.

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    5. The good news is that most homeowners will not vote for Chandler even though they have Chandler signs on their yards b/c they were put there without permission.

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    6. You have heard of the Weinstein enablers. Well, John Wuo and Sho Tay are the Chandler enablers.

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    7. 7:40am
      I have not doubt that John Wuo would promote brothels as good business in Arcadia when it becomes legal in California.

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    8. The corruption in Arcadia must end. It is up to the voters to do that.

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    9. 9:50,
      No way, we need stiff penalty to do that.

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    10. 7:40am,
      That's baloney! John Wuo claimed that he promoted/endorsed Gemcoin business to investors that he didn't understand. He's getting something in return. I heard that the investors' class action civil lawsuit against John and Gemcoin is still in progress.

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    11. The Gem Coin investors need to win their lawsuit, take Wuo's house and then remove that damn Chandler sign.

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  5. So while his misguided campaign volunteers pound the pavement on his behalf, Bourgie Bob is off snorkeling in Hawaii? What a twit.

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  6. So Tony Chen is engaging a money laundering activities. Isn't this a federal crime?

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  7. Once again Communist money is filtering into American Politics aka: Arcadia & Sierra Madre..

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    1. Get it right! Money is money. No such thing as communist or capitalist money. You have blood money, dirty money, etc.

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  8. Just 2 days left to vote in Arcadia. If you haven’t voted yet, your best bet to make sure your vote counts is to walk your ballot in and drop it off at City Hall by Tuesday, April 10 at 8pm.

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  9. Peacocks have good sense. They will be voting for Tom Beck.

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    1. Sorry bro, peacocks are protected species. But they no longer have instincts to survive on their own in the dangerous streets in Arcadia. I have seen a peacock suddenly jumped out of nowhere and right in front of a fast moving car and got crushed.

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    2. They vote with style.

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    3. Most peacocks are lazy voters and vote according to what their friends and families tell them.

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    4. Peacocks know better than to get into bed with sharks.

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    5. 8:09,
      See what happens to the omnipresent Sharks after California ban the sale of shark-fin-soup in Chinese restaurants, a Chinese cuisine delicacy. Ha,ha,ha,ha.

      A joke from a Chinese satirist

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  10. Arcadia: Elect someone who is impartial, unbiased and doesn’t owe anything to those whose personal income is dependent on the decisions made by City Council. Vote Beck and Platt.

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    1. I think that would be Jolly Wu for District 5.

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  11. In the big scheme of everything, there is very little change.

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    1. You need to turn your frown upside down.

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  12. $863 FPPC fine is a joke for failing to truthfully disclosing donation funding source. The $863 is a small cost of doing campaigning business illegally.

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    1. True. But at least their corruption is now officially on record.

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    2. I prefer adding jail time for breaking FPPC rules on top of a stiff fine would deter corruption. Don't you think?

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    3. Still waiting to hear if the Tay sheep that spoke last Tuesday at end of city council meeting have located their brains yet. Anyone know ?

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    4. Sho has them in small test tubes and locked away in his gun locker.

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    5. 8:30,
      The first Asian woman speaker looks very familiar. She certainly looks a lot like that Asian woman I saw 2 weeks ago illegally parked her fancy car in a handicap space in the Arcadia Westfield Mall.

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  13. 7:51am. Expensive monitary fine for the killing of peacocks.
    The fine is right up there with the FPPC amount.

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    1. Yeah, I guess he/she should also be sent to prison for running over an unpredictable wild animal suddenly jump out right in front of a speeding car on the express highway.

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  14. I wonder if Chandler will have more robo calls today from his 1970- era calling system. He’s really using state of the art equipment. Remember: he solely built the Arcadia Police Dept building.

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  15. The 30 year Harbicht/Chandler era of corruption ends on Tuesday.

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  16. Tays loser followers walking the streets. If your white, don’t waste your time trying to have rational adult conversation with them.

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    1. Actually many Chinese residents hates talking to the Tay faction volunteers. An overbearing bunch.

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    2. They're cultish. Like Moonies.

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    3. 9:50,
      Sorry for the grammar oversight. I meant residents hate (not hates).

      Just in case I get a citation from the grammar lady.

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    4. 9:51,
      You meant like a teenager crush?

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    5. Yes, 9:50, those people that hate that faction are the same intelligent people that Tom Beck is referring to when he says “we need qualified Asians to run for city council”. A very true statement that for some ludicrous reason he is attacked for saying. Guess those same people want unqualified people on the council. Next time I fly, I’ll look for an unqualified pilot.

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    6. 10:39,
      What is your definition of a qualified or unqualified person on the council?

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    7. Sure 10:48, be glad to answer.
      A qualified person to be on the Arcadia City Council is one that has a desire to improve the city’s businesses (called growth) and comes up with new ideas to make this happen. Plus, one that will understand the financial state of the city and do whatever they can to keep the city from bankruptcy or other bad financial conditions. A qualified candidate should be concerned about growth, and the effect of the terrible mansions and their impact on resources and traffic. Further, a qualified candidate should rely on both police and fire to request more services versus his attempt to spread fear by printing false claims on yard signs implying home invasions are a daily occurrence. And finally, a qualified candidate should promote city sponsored events to try to unite the city residents versus making race the center of every discussion, which is fueling the divide in Arcadia.
      So, in conclusion, a qualified city councilmember is people like April Verlato, Tom Beck and soon to be elected, Joyce Platt.

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    8. Do snorkeling skills count?

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    9. I know Jolly Wu for over 20 plus years, and she is a qualified person per your description...

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  17. Tandler knows he’s doomed. With two other candidates it won’t take much to defeat him. Will be great to see Platt win by as little as 34%. This will be the only way redistricting helped by sending Tandler the hell out of office.

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    1. What are u talking about????

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    2. Obviously what 9:48 is saying is Chandler is going to lose. Roger is way beyond his freshness dating.

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    3. Remember the Chandler, Sho Tay, and City Hall Connection? Voters are putting a lot of trust in the hands of the so called impartial election officials.

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    4. 10:15. Other than broadcasting the election votes being counted in real time on the local TV govt channel, enabling a losing candidate to get more ballots to city hall by 8:00 pm on election night, what evidence do you have saying the election officials are “so called impartial”. Pretty serious claim.

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  18. 8:5am. That is animal abuse, you should put yourself in the same position, then express your opinion.

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    1. It's an accident, not an intentional act. I hope you can tell the difference. You definitely could not be a partial juror.

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    2. Typo alert, I meant impartial juror

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    3. Half-wits are partial jurors.

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  19. Hey maga guy: How many trillions of dollars in stock market losses have occurred since pr*sident Dennison announced tariffs to try to cure a $350 billion trade deficit with China?

    Give up trillions in an unworkable attempt to recover billions--the markings of a stable business genius, huh?

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    1. Trump is a dangerous fool.

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    2. No, Trump is just another long line of overrated US Presidents interpreted by your party affiliation. The reality is that we are living in a plutocracy pretending to be a democracy. The last time I participated in the US Presidential Election was Bush Senior vs. Bill Clinton and I don't even remember who I voted.

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    3. 4:14,
      I assume that you are not for Platt since she is a senior citizen.

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    4. Nope, I don't think 4:05 is a geezer, but a very intelligent person about the US government. In your case, 4:14, I think there's a high price on your brain since it is hardly been used.

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  20. Chandler will easily win because he has two opponents that will split the anti-chandler vote. Jolly Wu exists to siphon anti-chandeler asian votes away from Platt.

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    1. You are ass backwards on that one, little dude. Jolly Wu will peel off Asian votes from Chandler while Platt will take most of the Caucasian vote. That is why "The Committee" has spent thousands to smear Wu. Unlike you they know how to add.

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    2. 12:19 needs help with life.

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    3. For those self-proclaimed progressives out there, the reality is that most white votes will vote for a white candidate. That's the reality based on my informal survey by talking to Caucasian neighbors. In fact, several persons actually said why they should vote for an Asian to the CC.

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    4. 12:30pm,
      Looks like "The Committee" has picked the wrong battle to fight by starting a hate crime campaign against the only Asian woman running in a predominated Asian district. Now everyone knows who is Jolly Wu.

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    5. The reality is that nobody knows. Just don't start a riot if your candidate loss.

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  21. Less developer will come and build in Arcadia. Yeh!

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  22. Does anyone know why the Pasadena Star News made no candidate endorsements this year?

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    1. Could ad revenue from the realty industry have anything to do with it?

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    2. Could it be that the owner and editor have no balls?

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    3. The Star News is housed in a building owned by mega-developer Kin Hui. Obviously the employees of this paper are terrified they'll lose their jobs if they report on this election.

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    4. I disagree, the ultimate decision to cover or not to cover Arcadia election falls to the owner/editor of the paper.

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    5. Cheap rent trumps truth.

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  23. "Bulldozer Bob Harbicht is a very wealthy man. He should enjoy his tranquil days of retirement and get out of city politics.

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    1. He never really was in politics. He was a wasted seat and spoke mostly hot air. He has no life and being on CC gives him something to do.

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  24. Jolly is very smart. She would make a good CC member.

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  25. Grammar Lady--I would go easy on the Chinese to English automatic translation people are using. Many Asian languages do not conjugate verbs and plurals are very different. Unless a person goes back and checks their translation and makes corrections you are seeing word for word non-English syntax and not an illiterate person.

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    1. Don't be too harsh on the OCD grammar lady.

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  26. source:
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/hegemony

    Hegemony, the dominance of one group over another, often supported by legitimating norms and ideas. The term hegemony is today often used as shorthand to describe the relatively dominant position of a particular set of ideas and their associated tendency to become commonsensical and intuitive, thereby inhibiting the dissemination or even the articulation of alternative ideas. The associated term hegemon is used to identify the actor, group, class, or state that exercises hegemonic power or that is responsible for the dissemination of hegemonic ideas.

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    1. Hegemony is a big word for a fairly simple idea. When socially powerful people use their influence to convince less powerful people it is in their best interest to do what is actually in the most powerful people’s best interest, that’s hegemony.

      Hegemony is the opposite of coercion. Whereas coercion uses force or intimidation to get folks to do what you want, hegemony is the act of convincing another that it is in their best interest to do what you want them to do. Tom Sawyer famously convinced his friends that painting a fence was “so much fun” that they begged him to let them do Sawyer’s work for him. Sawyer was a hegemonic mastermind.

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  27. Arcadia needs an undercover informant that can become embedded in the Tay camp to record audio of the illegal actions and plans. Any takers?

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    1. Do we have a witness protection program for a whistleblower?

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    2. Isn't it illegal to record a conversation without their permission?

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    3. No worse than Tays mailings referring Jolly Wu as a cripple.

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    4. Sho has no class. Low level thug.

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  28. Take a look at Sho Tay's Form 700. Arcadia's Best is a tenant of . . . 733 W. Naomi. What a surprise!

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    1. Not by the hair on my Chenny Chen Chen.

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  29. Regular residents don't have these kinds of financial interests and ties. They just want the City Council to make decisions based on what's best for the "regular joe". We want a good quality of life, a safe place to raise our children and somewhere to "run into" the neighbors, like at dinner or shopping. I want MAYBERRY! Not DYNASTY!

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  30. Mayberry long gone in Arcadia. Now it’s massage parlors and who’s got the biggest god awful mansion.

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  31. Why are you using a fictional town to describe Arcadia???

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    1. Because their stuck in their childhood memories from 60 years ago

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    2. Stagnated
      Frozen in time
      Regression
      Backward Thinking
      Traditional
      Intolerance
      Ethnocentrism

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    3. Yes. All strawmen to be used by developers to promote mansionization.

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    4. The Singpoli Gang are into a politically correct form of fascism.

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    5. Every opposing view is fascism, right.

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    6. Not every one. Just yours.

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  32. Are you that clueless? The poster was trying to make a reference to the the simple life in fictional Mayberry, jeez dude is that really rocket science to understand?

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    1. Not clueless, just visually blind. I'm using a screen reader software.

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  33. Arcadia is pottersvillw from it’s a wonderful
    Life

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  34. Thanks. Just want to get a picture of how you guys think.

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    1. What guys? What are you talking about?

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