Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Here are a few to get you started:
Municipality of Mikey
Jurisdiction of John
Region of Limestone Ridge
I would expect when he gets his fortress built, it will have to have a dry moat, because of course there won't be any water.
And he will need a powerful air exchanger because of the dust...just some thoughts.
Have some fun and add your own.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
August 2008; June 2009; July 27, 2009; August 13, 2009, November 25, 2009. Action taken by Council –NONE.
What did Highlands continue to do-demolish home after home after home. To date they have taken out 17 burn permits.
What could Council have done to stop this? As they were advised over and over and over again they could simply pass a bylaw under section 33 of the Planning Act, which in a nutshell states, that prior to receiving a demolition permit, a building permit must have been issued. In other words if you take something down you have to replace it with something else.
But suddenly at their December 17, 2009 meeting of Council, they decide to take a look at passing a bylaw under Section 33 of the Planning Act. They are asking for comments to be submitted to them on or before January 4, 2010.
Lets review, shall we?
Council had the option to pass this bylaw months and months ago BEFORE Lowndes demolished just under 20 homes, and in fact residents were BEGGING them to. It seemed almost as if Council waited until Highlands were done with their seek and destroy mission before passing the bylaw.
I believe in their minds they think they have managed to keep everyone happy. They can say to the ratepayers see, we passed the bylaw that you wanted. And they can still rest assured that by putting off passing the bylaw that Highlands is happy, because by delaying the passing of the bylaw, it gave Highlands the time to demolish houses on everything they own, without having to comply with the pesky bylaw to stop what they were doing.
Don't worry about picking up the pace Johnny and Mikey enjoy your Xmas break. By the time this Council gets around to actually passing the bylaw you should have everything single home, barn, outbuilding, tree and stick on your properties long gone.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
How the Grinch (Almost) Stole our Farmland
The Melancthon people liked farming a lot
But Lowndes, an outsider, really did not
Lowndes hated farming!
All the farming seasons!
Now, please don't ask why.
We ALL know the reasons.
Staring down from his office with a John Lowndsey sneer
"Surely the end of Melancthon is finally near!"
He thought all the hicks in Melancthon would bite
And were too busy farming to put up a fight
"They are busy planting and digging!" he snarled with a sneer.
"While my open pit mine, is practically here!"
Then he growled, with his Lowndsey fingers nervously drumming,
"I MUST find a way to keep the mine coming!"
And he thought and he thought...In his small Lowndsey brain...
And that old John Lowndes, thought he was ever so wise
thinking the local hicks wouldn't see their coming demise
He thought the locals would think they were unable to win
And that they would move from their farms and take all their kin
But to his surprise they started to object
So Lowndes thought by golly I am not finished yet
Now the more Lowndes thought of his devilish plan
The more Lowndes did think: “I must own ALL the land!”
“Why I practically own all of Melancthon now!
To own all the rest would be my greatest cash cow!
Then he got an idea, a brilliant idea!
LOWNDES GOT A WONDERFUL, EVIL IDEA!
And he cackled with glee “What a great Lowndsey trick!
With my money and talent, I’ll bamboozle these hicks!
But to his stupendous surprise the hicks all fought back
With a grassroots organization that they called NDACT
As tears of frustration ran down his smug face
His minion called Mikey had stood up for his boss
Working to keep residents from realizing their loss
But now Lowndes gave Mikey a clear ultimatum
"Decimate NDACT, or you’ll see what I’m made of!”
Lowndes sent wee Mikey out into the world
Armed with clipboard and binder And oh, did he toil!
He went to each meeting and sat with those hicks
Who would not fall for his lies or his devilish tricks
At the end of the day, little Mikey returned
With a book full of notes and facts that he’d learned
He informed master Lowndes of his final call:
“Have mercy, kind master, they’ve outsmarted us all!
We’re finished we’re done, we just can’t dig a mine!"
And all the locals and yokels thought that that was just fine.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
“It’s been a picking away of every single service that was available at that site,” Hill said, noting he was part of a group 12 years ago that fundraised to keep programs in Shelburne, which were subsequently shipped to Orangeville before “the cheque was dry.”"
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
And you might want to cc it to the biggest newspapers in Boston:
The Boston GlobeP.O. Box 2378Boston, MA 02107-2378E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston HeraldOne Herald SquareBoston, MA 02118
Suggested wording: how about environment, a right to clean tap water, local food sources?
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
THE BAUPOST GROUP
10 St. James Avenue - Suite 1700Boston, MA 02116617.210.8300
Click the links to find out more:
For more, just google Baupost Group.
Names and addresses are here-write them and tell them what you think about what they are doing to the environment. Many of them are associated with Harvard-wonder what their position on this would be?
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Once you have this massive hole in the ground, you can fill it with two things-water or.....
Who can afford that? Certainly not Melancthon Council. They can't even afford to have their planner attend Council meetings, but I digress.
By the time Lowndes is done digging his hole, Toronto will have filled the landfill just outside of London. The province, in their quest to always help Toronto the good since clearly it is the centre of the universe, is going to look around for somewhere close to Toronto to in order to dump garbage. Quite frankly I believe they have already looked at this proposal, just hasn't hit the light of day yet.
Rubbish you say? Well, what do they need to ship the garbage here?
And Lowndes is touting the rail line for the economic benefits it will bring....to him...and the other thing it will bring will be Toronto garbage.
So just think. Highlands bought the land for $8,000/acre, they will mine it for $18 million an acre and when they are done the province will pay an arm and a leg for the big dump, I mean the big hole.
If this mine proceeds, there will be very little argument to be made to stop a landfill-agricultural will be gone, the water quality will be questionable at best and there will be no people left.
Please stand up now and fight the mine-to stop the dump, to save our water, our environment and local food sources.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009