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    Default George Lucas trolls his rich neighbors

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    George Lucas' rich neighbors don't want him building a movie studio in their backyard. His response is the best thing he's done in years.

    According to the San Francisco Chronicle, for four decades Lucas has owned a large swath of land in Marin County in the North San Francisco Bay and has spent the past few years trying to transform the ranch on it into a massive, nearly 300,000 square foot, state-of-the-art movie studio complete with day care center, restaurant, gym and a 200-car garage. His neighbors, however, have rejected it every step of the way. Despite the promise of bringing $300 million worth of economic activity to the area, the already-well off neighbors are worried about years' worth of construction activity and the additional foot traffic it will bring into their neighborhood once completed.

    The local homeowners association has been such a thorn in Lucas' side that he's decided to abandon the studio construction entirely, issuing this official statement about Lucasfilm's withdrawal of the new studio:

    The level of bitterness and anger expressed by the homeowners in Lucas Valley has convinced us that, even if we were to spend more time and acquire the necessary approvals, we would not be able to maintain a constructive relationship with our neighbors.

    We love working and living in Marin, but the residents of Lucas Valley have fought this project for 25 years, and enough is enough. Marin is a bedroom community and is committed to building subdivisions, not business. Many years ago, we tried to stop the Lucas Valley Estates project from being built, but we failed, and we now have a subdivision on our doorstep.

    So what is George Lucas going to do with his property now that he's tired of his rich neighbors putting up a not-in-my-backyard stink? He wants to transform the property into low-income housing, naturally, ending their official statement with this zinger, "If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit."

    He's working with the Marin Community Foundation to instead construct affordable housing for either low-income families or seniors living on small, fixed incomes. In order to smooth along the development, he's already given them all of the pricey technical studies and land surveys Lucasfilm spent years conducting. And we think that's just great. Because if there's one thing rich people will hate more than having movie magic made in their backyard, it's poor people moving in.

    Mr. Lucas, we may hate you for turning your back on the original trilogy, but our hat is off to you on this one. Well played.
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    awwww shiiii--- nucka
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    Will the Ewok immigrants be living there on social security?

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    lol wut
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    Haha!
    When Obama took office, you were only paying $1.95 per gallon of gas...

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    That was a pretty shitty comment there, Chev.
    "I heard smoking pole makes you trip balls."-GnipGnop

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommygallagher View Post
    That was a pretty shitty comment there, Chev.
    yet another one to add to his collection..what dumbasses, that would be so rad to witness the process of movie making from your backyard..now with the new neighbors that'll be moving in, they'll be able to witness the crystal meth making process from their backyard.. because all poor people are criminals
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    low income housing - a scare tactic used by the 1% haha

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    It shouldn't be any surprise that this guy is a massive troll.

    Remember Jar Jar Binks?

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    I love rich people sometimes. I would do the same thing if I had money.

    10 or 11 years ago, someone wanted to build a sporting complex where I grew up. The residents fought hard against it and won. You know what was put in the place of a nine baseball fields? A state-owned, trash compacting dump. Great job, residents.

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    cant blame his neighbors. if i was loaded enough to have a big place in marin like that, i'd want a quite place where i could relax everyday too w/o the BS too many people and traffic the rest of CA has.

    but yeah, massiv nailed it... im amazed he didn't troll harder after giving us jar jar binks.

 

 

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