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Nanaimo, beautiful exploit

Check out this article, published in the Nanaimo Daily News: Lots of Weak Arguments

Did Bellaart really just say that identifying a business as American is name calling? Talk about REACHING for a counter argument!

McCaw “The American” once spent 35 million dollars on HIS CAR, and Nanaimo is expected to hand over their basin for a mere 9 million?  This is the one and only offer we’ve even gotten for our beautiful harbour! Is it an offer? Or are we getting bullied into complying?  Who’s getting paid off? The statement “to accommodate today’s larger class of yachts” has been disproved by the very makers of the (one and only) report these detrimental decisions have been based on.

What other reports do we get to consider?

New bill C-10 eliminates any requirement for an environmental assessment. Like I said, the only other report that has been referenced has been since revoked by its creators. So what other reports do we have to go on here?

None whatsoever?

Nonsensical. Darrell refers to this development saying it “will have an impact” as if it’s already underway! It’s not! We must demand review. Handing over Nanaimo’s harbour for the next 30 years is not a light matter!

Fact: luxury yachts are NOT a growing class of boats.

The people of Nanaimo surely don’t want their basin to be turned into a discount vacation destination for the rich to dump their septic and practice unsustainable useless consumer-based tourism.  When deals like this happen in underhanded bureaucratic QUIET ways (with local reporters spouting nonsense like this article that does little to incite critical thinking and everything to reinforce agendas at work), beautiful little progressive towns like Nanaimo get poisoned by needless consumerism, environmental decay, instability, dependency, and complacency. Shouldn’t we have a City Council that cares about this? A member of council (when asked about this massive issue) responded lightly by saying they were glad they have nothing to do with it.   !!!???

“Life is too short to get caught up debating issues that don’t matter.” says the “news reporter”.

Enbridge will do anything to convince you….

I couldn’t believe my eyes today when I came across this doozy:

Are you kidding me!? The left panel is from a video on the assholes’ website, and the right panel was a re-do of what it actually looks like, but this time, INCLUDING the 1000 square km’s of….home and habitat…initially overlooked. I haven’t watched tv in a few months at least, but I’ve heard there are many commercials in favor of this bullshit.  The most influential drug on the masses (television) and all the evidence is that it’s working. They’re winning. My own mother thinks I’ve joined a “hippie cult” because of it. She actually said that!!

I’m pissed about this.

Will our species ever snap out of our fuel addiction? What is our fuel addiction? How is it managed? These are questions I sadly already know the answer to (let me ruin the surprise for you, it’s food). If you want to learn more about it too, watch the following documentaries. Nooooo, they aren’t boooooring. They’re interesting and provocative.  And for crys sake, share this blog post!!!

These link to full-length movies:

Food Inc.

Collapse

Meat the Truth

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Not For Sale

Why We Fight

Manufactured Landscapes

The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror

Gasland

Thrive

Allow me to just re-iterate why this is so messed up. Imagine the boat is made of tin foil (watch Manufactured Landscapes, and you’ll see that, well, it is), and it barrels in through a maze of  jagged sharp rocks, known to local boaters as a “tricky to navigate in my tiny-ass sailboat” kind of area. Long sarcastic story short, a spill is very likely to happen.

OH! But rest easy everyone, Enbridge has placed a helpful 99.999999% chance of no-spill rate on the whole scenario. Thanks Enbridge. How’s the view from your mirror tower downtown Calgary? Idiots.