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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-10 10:06 AM
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6. I like this comment:
"I don't like that you're making this out to be worse than it really is. The shantytown is roughly about 1 acre in size. Making overdramatized gestures such as this really only goes to hurt the image of Fresno as well as the confidence in consumer spending, which in turn affects our economy. Knock it off."

I would venture to guess EVERY town has shanty towns, particularly in this economy. Residents of other, larger California cities LOVE to make fun of Fresno -- often with their mouths full of Valley-grown produce, but I digress. From one side of their mouths they advocate cutting off the Valley's water, THAT WE PAID FOR, for environmental purposes yet, on the other side decry the plight of the poor farmers/farm workers -- never making a connection.

Fresno is also filled with wonderfully generous, giving people and we still carry the small town culture of helping one another. Please keep that in mind before you blanket bash the Central Valley.

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