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Tue May 22, 2012, 03:27 PM

George Lucas Strikes Back!


This is a pretty amazing story.

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Reply George Lucas Strikes Back! (Original post)
Britethorn May 2012 OP
KurtNYC May 2012 #1
Britethorn May 2012 #2
DaveJ May 2012 #3
Britethorn May 2012 #6
Gabriel Cash May 2012 #4
Britethorn May 2012 #5

Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 04:54 PM

1. It's brinksmanship by Lucas

What is liberal or enlightened about Jar Jar Binks and the other dated racial stereotypes that spring from George Lucas's mind??

My prediction: there will be no studio expansion, no low income housing and Lucas made his last good film years ago.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #1)

Tue May 22, 2012, 05:48 PM

2. Maybe

I agree with you about the films, but I wouldn't bet against the Low Income Housing Project. I don't think he would have announced that he was selling if it wasn't a done deal. It will be nice for some of the people who work in the area (maids, gardeners, pool-boys) to have affordable housing nearby.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 06:44 PM

3. Mixed income neighbors are very common here in Chicago

Million dollar homes are often right beside apartments. It seems to work better than housing people in "the projects".

Out in the suburbs are where you run into the elite who try to separate themselves from the the rest of us. The trains into downtown were about 1/3 full because they did not come into work during the NATO summit, for fear of being near any of the protesters.

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Response to DaveJ (Reply #3)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:17 PM

6. Chicago Suburbs

If you want to blame someone from the empty trains, blame Rahm: he's the one who scared everyone away, not the protestors. The businesses got the word to encourage their workers to work on their computers from home, which is what my neighbor out here in the burbs did. And NATO killed a ton of business for the restaurants and bars in the Loop. The next time they meet in the US, they should just take over a resort outside of Las Vegas where they won't bother anyone.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 09:16 PM

4. Let's just be clear here...

the new housing will not be "low-income" as this guy was saying, if I remember correctly the houses were set to be around 200K. So more affordable, yes, low-income, no.

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Response to Gabriel Cash (Reply #4)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:10 PM

5. Is this clear?

In his letter, Lucas states, "We hope we will be able to find a developer who
will be interested in low income housing since it is scarce
in Marin."

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