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The unethical and dishonest in Simi Valley
To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
They lie and I speak the truth about them.
They try to harm me and I let people who exactly who they are.
There is a discussion going on in a Facebook group called Simi Valley Community Forum regarding the Simi Valley City Council race (I am running), but I am being prohibited from participating. This is the reason for finally coming out in public about the unethical and dishonest people in Simi Valley. There are comments being made in that group about me which are not true and the people are not aware of the background, so this article is to let people know about the background. People don't seem to get that any comments in the group are one-sided and they don't realize how unethical and dishonest, at least in my opinion, the admins of the group are.
Katherine Oliai: What is interesting about her is that I hear she does not even live in Simi Valley. When I was removed from SVCF, she was an admin in one of my groups. I asked her about it and she said that she did not know. I found out later that was a lie since ALL of the admins voted. I removed her as an admin from my group and then she decided to try to seek revenge. She asked bogus questions, which had a false basis. When confronted on it she said that she was just asking questions. So perhaps I should play her game and ask why she stole money from people, it is only a question, The reality is that she knows full well that she is lying to people and it is unethical to do such things, but it is also clear that she does not care. right?
Janice Cantano Kay: She made numerous false statements, such as in the past she said that if I requested to be added, I would, but that was a blantent lie.
Russ Guzzo: He seems to be the best of the worst. The problem is that he associates with people who I and others consider to be unethical and dishonest and that reflects poorly on him. He does not seem to have enough of a backbone to stand up to the rest of them.
Paula Day Williams: She is the owner of Number Crunchers (free advertising). In my opinion she is a racist because she thinks that asking for proof that Obama was born in the USA is racist since she falsely claimed no one else had ever been asked, but John McCain was. She also likes to resort to childish/sexist name calling and tries to get others to join in, which means that she should be on the gradeschool playground. She also threatened to sue the admin of another Facebook group if he did not remove my post where I said that I thought that all of them were unethical and dishonest, which is a true statement.
I was told that if I requested to be added to the group, that I would be added. Most likely I would be booted again after the election. The problem is that I won't unblock them since I don't trust any of the admins of SVCF. I submitted a request, but it was ignored. I was told that I had to unblock all of the admins. So I created a second account which does not have any of the admins blocked, using my name, and then submitted a request and that account was banned from the group. I was told that I had to use a "real" Facebook account. I guess they are not bright enough to know that it was a real Facebook account as it had my name on it. The joke with that is that Katherin Oliai had two accounts in the group and at one point both were admins in the group. I guess their being hypocrites should not surprise me at all. Due to their actions, I don't trust them and I don't want to give them access to anything in my main account. They want to make up bogus rules, but the reality is that they really don't want to allow me to participate in the discusions even though I am running for City Council. The other part of the joke is that over the years I have seen a parade of people complaining about being booted from the SVCF group and in just about every case the people said that the admins were lying when they attempted to defend their actions in the other group. There is a running joke that the admins have blocked half of Simi Valley from the group.
I also heard a rumor that they are friends with someone who is running for Council, so perhaps they want to give free advertising to their friend. This is not really ethical when to do this in a group and don't let everyone participate, but since they don't seem to be ethical, that would explain why they did what they did.
A lot of the issues go back to a difference of opinion and people with problems who just can't accept it and instead has to go after those who disagree with them. One of the main people with this problem is Paula Day Willians. To give you an example of her "character", she stated that anyone who asked for Obama's birth certificate is racist since no one else has ever been asked. Now this is a bit of a problem since John McCain was asked due to his being born in Panama and there was a question as to whether he was born on the Military base or not. The base is US territory. Then there is the issue that if you look at the long form birth certificate posted on the White House web page and zoom in, there are a lot of questions raised about whether it is valid or not. Add to that the book title and it is reasonable to wonder about it, as well as the changing story as to which hospital he was born in. It has NOTHING to do with his race, but instead there is a question of where he was born and that has never been really addressed because of the screams of racism from racists.
But back to the Simi Valley Community Forum (SVCF). I was on the group for a long time, but got booted from the group. Now if there was a valid reason for being booted, that would be understandable, but the reason was that Jerry Shaffner of JBS Auto Services posted a thread claiming that it was illegal to drive with the check engine light on. I did not believe that to be true and happened to have a contact at the CA Bureau of Auto Repair (BAR), so I asked to confirm it. I was told that it was NOT illegal to drive with the check engine light on. In addition, I had a previous issue with him when I stopped by to check out his business as many people recommended him. I asked whether he would install customer supplied parts, which I use because I can get a discount on the parts through a group that I belong to, as well I have factory oil filters which hard to get and are better than the current replacement filters. He told me no, which is fine as that is his choice, but he went on to say that they made it illegal about a year prior for a mechanic to install customer supplied parts. I also checked on this and found his statements to be false. I was also told that it is illegal for a licensed business to make false statements to the public. I never said anything about this, instead I decide to never do business with him. Since his post about the check engine light was the second time I knew he lied and since it was made in public and some might read it and think it was true, I called him on it so that others knew it was false. It turned out that that admins, Katherine Oliai, Janice Cantano Kay, Russ Guzzo, and Paula Day Williams took great offense to the truth and they ended up booting from the group. This means that the protected and defended a person who was lying to the public and who I was told that his false statements was illegal. This really reflects poorly on those who defend him in my opinion.
This issue came up in other groups and it is kind of funny how Jerry Shaffner tried to deny that he lied and tried to justify it. One attempt was that if your check engine light is on you can not get the smog certificate and if you don't get the smog certificate you can't renew your registration and if you can't renew your registration it is illegal to drive. Under that "logic" then it is illegal to drive if you are broke because some time in the future you will not be able to pay your registration. The reality is that he could not keep his mouth shut and could not admit he made false statements and tried to save face, but instead dug himself a deeper hole.
Now, Jerry Shaffner does not seem to be the brightest bulb in the pack because he was quite arrogant about it and told me to report him to the CA BAR. So I talked to the contact that I had there and was told that if I reported it, he would go out to talk to him and it would just be a warning, so I decided to do it. Well, Jerry Shaffner got quite upset that I did what he said to do, but then it also got funny because he complained that I filed a complaint on him and in the same thread stated he never had a complaint filed against him. So which is it? He knows that only major complaints are listed on the CA BAR web page.
But just booting me from the group was not good enough for them and most of the admins of SVCF lied about me and Paula Day Williams resorted to childish/sexist name calling. I ended up blocking all of them since in my opinion they don't have anything reasonable to say. Paula Day Williams is a CPA and one of my questions is why would anyone go to a CPA who supports and protects a person who is breaking the law, as well as someone who resorts to childish/sexist name calling.
One thing I find interesting is that Jerry Shaffner loves to advertise to try and get more business and he says that he was voted best auto repair in the Ventura County Star for the last three years. It seems that when people are looking for a mechanic and he replies, he can help them the next business day (if he is not going to a baseball game or out of town). What is interesting about this is that I have used good mechanics, who are also honest, and they never advertise and then also tend to have too many customers. Often, it is hard to get in the next day because good mechanics are busy. So why would the best auto repair business need to get more customers and why is he often available the next day? Perhaps getting people to vote for him is not the same as keeping people to come back. I suspect that if I caught him in multiple lies, that is likely how he runs his business and people catch onto him and don't return.
One thing that I do find interesting is that Jerry Shaffner makes false statements to people and when I call him out on it, like with this article, I am the bad person who is harming his business. It seems that some people just can't understand that he is the one who is making the false statements to people in order to try to profit from those lies, not me. It also means that those people don't want others to know the truth. Think about that, these people really don't want people to know the truth. They want to protect someone who lies to people.
Oh, also Jerry Shaffner made statements which appeared to be threats. Because I did what he said, he stated that perhaps it was time for a TP party. Which I take to mean that either he intends to toilet paper my house or he is promoting others to do so. In either case it is illegal. So it really seems that Jerry does not care about following the law and refuses to take responsiblity for his own inappropriate actions.
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