For those of you who put corporate greed over the survival of the Earth, all I can say is f**k you!
ELF for life!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is a problem with this book in that it does not follow the money [and that is the first rule of all investigative journalism] and as a result, the author falls for political theater. Who owns the majority of those lands which come under wetland, conservation regulations and laws? Who founded the conversavation movement? The robber barrons, now called philanthropists. One has to really research into the tax breaks, and tax payouts, which the tax laws reward to the owners of these lands. And yest, well-meaning activists are routinely used as unknowing dupes and rubes of the super-rich, just as are religionists [nothing more anti-union than Jerry Falwell's church], and the militarists, and those employees of many a corporation. The author is confused as to the underlying agenda, because she didn't follow the money.
Predictable use of "Reductio ad Hitlerum" by conservatives. . . . . “Climate change will cost big business dearly, report warns” .... CBC News Posted: Jun 24, 2014 12:09 PM ET| Last Updated: Jun 24, 2014 12:09 PM ET . . .
and . . .
with reference to the author,
“Conservative think tank wants Stephen Harper to gut endangered species laws” . . .
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/conservative-think-tank-wants-stephen-harper-gut-endangered-species-laws . . .
Excellent analysis of the environmental lobby and the insider deal that are corrupting the system for the benefit of a few insiders.
http://www.elizabethnickson.com/ This is a romp through one authors foibles at experiencing land trust involvements on Salt Spring Island; and as a way to get back at all the 'greenies' she sheds light on how the environmental movement has been taken over but well-placed misfits who have not got one clue. So its really one American versus another bunch of Americans; or more aptly, genocide, in some situations, against Americans.
But as for Salt Spring island, well, rules are rules, try living in a condo development same things happen. A good read on the de-populating of the US mid-west, and allusions to sinister motivations by well funded environments groups who have as their heads some of the more prestigious businessmen of the USA, and some of the most prolific polluters as their leaders. (Seems an American trait, quickly moving to Canada, rich kid well-placed person with a plan, to subvert...(see The Future of Food CD) There's hypocrisy, there's stupidity, and the frustration is palatable. When not laughing, one can get very upset, or depressed that there could be such dumb people floating around. Maybe its kind of a macabre humour? Lots of notes and references. An easy read word wise, but not so much conscience wise. No one trusts any more; and maybe with good reason, having seen pollution first hand its understandable people do not want to be conned again; but, that should be no reason to subvert ones rights, ownership or livlihood. Then this all started with the judgement that incorporated entities are 'people" therein is the REAL problem. See the Corporation.....
An excellent commentary on the negative impacts of the green movement. Documents how the environmental movement has been hijacked by ignorant and arrogant people.
This book illustrates why the Gulf Islands are depopulating. Nickson wanted to turn her 28 acres into 2 lots 14 acres each, hardly a Levittown.
In Victoria, a subdivision title document averages 2 pages. Her Saltspring one (with attachments) was 126 pages. The Islands Trust guys says:" in ten years, only one in one thousand applications like that of Ms. Nickson has been approved". (p.176-177).
An important investigative work, that will make your blood boil while reading.
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