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Pleasanton CA–Your typical American city dying a slow death.

Original post made by pTownLover, Downtown, on Oct 29, 2012

I found this writeup so I thought I should share.

Would be nice to listen to what other pTown Lovers would want to say. I request everyone to be respectful please.


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Posted by Mrs. Michael Jantzen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Thank you faith and survival fellow. We are more than one! I share your sentiments. Ten years ago we moved here from Michigan to escape minority populations. Pleasanton offered a small-town, upper middle class community with very few minorities. That was important to us. Not because we're prejudiced but because we realize where there's fewer minorities there's lesser crime. That's just a fact. And since Obama took charge, things have gotten a lot worse. Coincidence? I doubt it. God bless everyone.


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Posted by they're locusts
a resident of Amador Estates
on Oct 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm

good post.

i view democrats (of which i am ashamed to say i was one for wayyyy too long), are like locusts. everywhere they swarm is a path of destruction. liberals measure their sel-worth by their intentions...and not the results of their (failed) programs.

the three main problems i have with liberals is that they are against life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (i.e. individuals free to pursue their american dream).


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Posted by Chris Mosser
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

Thank you for posting, I am the author, Chris Mosser with faithandsurvival.com. I also read most of this article out loud at a city council meeting during the allowed "three minutes" of public comment. I spent the better part of a year attempting to wake up city council, the mayor, and newspapers that behind the "facade", Pleasanton's downtown was and still is today withering away. If memory serves me correct over that time I submitted several articles to the Pleasanton Weekly to consider printing, however never received as much as an email response back. I ask all that enjoyed this article to like faithandsurvival on facebook, and follow my posts as I now focus more of the collapse of America, not just Pleasanton, and provide you free articles on how to have a chance to survive it. God Bless, Chris Mosser


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Posted by Sad
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2012 at 9:39 am

For such faith you profess, you sure do dredge up hate, discrimination and do not say a word refuting it. This is not the kind of faith I was raised with. You seem pleased with the two prior posts to yours and encourage others to do the same. I feel this is the downfall of this town- youre so focused on economics, yet you see nothing in the power of people coming together in tough times- regardless of their political party or race. I would have expected more from someone who claims to be Christian in their posts.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Oct 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

Mrs. Jantzen said: "Ten years ago we moved here from Michigan to escape minority populations....Not because we're prejudiced but because we realize where there's fewer minorities there's lesser crime. That's just a fact. And since Obama took charge, things have gotten a lot worse. Coincidence? I doubt it. God bless everyone."

Ummm. If you're pre-judging individuals on the basis of their race then, yes, you are prejudiced. That's just a fact.

Interesting how racism and religion mesh so smoothly together for some people.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Sam, that post by Jantzen is sarcasm.


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Posted by The Countess
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Oct 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

Sam,
ptownlover, locusts and Mosser, as well as Jantzen, are spoofs. Even on these sites people can't be really that stupid. My guess: Casanova Frankenstein has struck again! Gads!!! Curses!!!


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Oct 30, 2012 at 11:37 am

Stacey and Countess: Thanks, I can't tell which ones are sarcasm and which ones are real anymore.


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Posted by mike
a resident of Charter Oaks
on Oct 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I was interested right up until the whole "God" thing. Then it just became another extremist rant. Why do I have to believe in what you believe to be successful?


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Posted by Mrs. Michael Jantzen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I am personally very offended that anyone thinks that I am not real or that I have a low intelligence. As God says, we need to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff, and so Pleasanton more than most towns has been able to keep the chaff (some might call it riff raff) out. There is nothing wrong with wanting separation AND equality. If I want my child to be surrounded by ptowner white kids, that's my business. If the ghetto people want their children to go to inner city schools, they can have them as far as I'm concerned. Therefore: Pleasanton is one of the most progressive cities in America. In my humble opinion. God bless you all.


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Posted by hoops
a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Just another unhappy person who sits at their computer all day and gets off on getting a reaction out of people.


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Posted by pTownLover
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 30, 2012 at 8:05 pm

ok, I am real and I posted the link. I have been a pTown resident for a while now raising my kids and one of them even graduated from Foothill High.
I like the town, I like the people but when I read the responses, I know the pTown people are so full of ....


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Posted by Penelope
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 31, 2012 at 8:50 am

I agree with Mike. Very interested till you threw the whole god thing in there.
Our failed down town has everything to do with being over priced and boring. Unless god wants to lower the prices himself or come up with better ideas, i'm all ears.


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Posted by Bud
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Oct 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Ahh, the desperate antics of the left. The worn out charges of racism and phony posts are at a fever pitch. Pitiful.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Charter Oaks
on Nov 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

God does not have time to deal with downtown pleasanton, Basketball season has started and he is far too busy helping the players make free throws.


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Posted by Becky Dennis
a resident of Foxborough Estates
on Nov 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

LOL, Mike. I think you're on to something!


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Posted by Christmas Parade Coordinator
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I find Ms. Dennis' comments quite interesting. Unfortunately, (As far as many of us are concerned.)the soul of Pleasanton started dying around the mid ninties, during a council meeting, when Becky Dennis got 3 votes on the City Council to change the name of "The Christmas Parade" to The Hometown Holiday Celebration Parade, because as she had professed that night, she was not a Christian etc.. Talk about ego, the Parade had never been about her, all of those many years before she moved here from Lafayette. It did not matter to her that "Jesus Is The Reason For The Season". Just as with this Nation, The majority of people in this Community were and still are Christians. If she couldn't respect the majority's beliefs, then she could have started her own parade to celebrate the other Holidays. Before that fateful meeting, the Parade had been put on strictly by volunteers with financial donations from the Business community. Those of us in charge and responsible for the entire parade, took money out of our own pockets and started working on each parade 10 months prior to each event. I never once saw her lift a finger to help out. Those who worked on the Parade Committee put in hundreds of hours of committment freely.


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Posted by CPC
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Oh, yeah, and because I'm such a vindictive, small-minded person, I've neither forgotten nor forgiven either.


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Posted by Forgiven not Forgotten
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm

CPC,
You are being the vindictive and hateful one here! Which is expected. You have no right to judge. Dennis asked for and got our opinions on the subject. The writer expressed an opinion based upon fact. Hate the sins, love the sinners, we were taught.


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Posted by mike
a resident of Charter Oaks
on Nov 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm

CPC you seem to be under the impression that to have strong morals,high values and respect for others one must be christian. Being a christian is irrelevent to that conversation.

Just as I agree that renaming parades is a waste of time, let people participate or not according to their wishes. I disagree with your position that "putting things in God's hands" is the answer to the issues facing downtown Pleasanton. Regardless of an indivdual's beliefs "God's hands", or God's Will" is used as a catch all phrase to justify any outcome the person thinks needs an explanation. Frankly I think people like you hide behind these phrases so as not to have to look to closely at yourself.

The world is full of examples of how people of all religions act in ways that adversely impact a community. The common denominator is not religion it's people. If religion has a value, its to help individuals define a set of principles by which to live. Beyond that, its all fairy tales.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Country Fair
on Nov 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Ms. Dennis was wrong. I agree, let people choose to participate or not. Don't change a name because you personally don't like it or it doesn't fit into your own personal beliefs. It was not her personal parade.


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Posted by None of the Above
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm

From the piece:

"I am not going to pull all the government data that was used, I am not going to pull official vacancy rates, or school statistics."

That pretty much says it all, but I'll throw in grammar, spelling and sentence construction:

"Pleasanton has had an addication problem no better or worse than your typical crack addict. It is addicted to pride, self confidence, money, greed, and the businesses in the area that fueled it's property tax coffers."

Oh, and the 12-step program stuff? Some of those steps are fabrication.


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