There has been a lot said about the shipping of Nuclear waste through our communities and over our fresh water supply, over the last few months.
There is a growing movement amongst most, that this is not a good idea!
Our local leaders are supporting the idea stating that they are convinced that the proposition is safe. Our Chief Medical Officer Hazel Lyn, you know the girl that is being paid $300,000 plus, to look out for us, supports the proposition whole heartedly.
This is big money to Bruce Power! Bruce Power is big money to the government. They employ the better part of 5,000 people either directly or indirectly in this area.
Bruce Power has a financial interest in getting this proposition approved and are not about to let a little thing like public interest to get in their way.
I am not by any stretch of the imagination an authority on radiation, nor do I profess to be. But if this were so safe why are they going to such lengths to convince anyone that will listen that it is safe.
I know that Bruce Power has armed guards on site to prevent terrorists from getting into their facility, protecting us from any terrorist attack. I have to wonder what is there that is so dangerous, when they tell us how safe it is.
The public has questions and are not inclined to listen to Bruce Power’s experts. History has shown that paid experts are generally being paid to provide answers their employers want disseminated.
BP had experts telling us that the Gulf was safe. The Titanic had experts saying that the ship was unsinkable.
NASSA had experts that said the Challenge was 100% safe.
Closer to home, in Walkerton they said the water was safe! And then there was the scare of H1N1.
In todays Sun Times, it is reported that the OPP are speaking to the opponents of the Bruce Power proposition.
HMMMMMMMMMMM, lets send in the Gestapo to scare the living hell out of those that are speaking against the view of those that control us.
Sun Times Article:
“Ontario Provincial Police officers are making the rounds in Grey Bruce, speaking to opponents of Bruce Power’s plans to ship 16 decommissioned steam generators from Owen Sound Harbour through the Great Lakes to Sweden.”
“Two officers — Calum Rankin and Ian George — from the force’s western regional headquarters called Sharen Skelly, a spokeswoman for the group Citizens Against Radioactive Generators in Owen Sound (CARGOS), on Tuesday afternoon and met with her that evening, Skelly said Friday.”
Rankin called her again on Friday to say he was willing to speak with anyone about the issue, she said. “He said they wanted to be open and transparent about it.””
“However, George would not answer questions from The Sun Times about who the officers where visiting or how they were chosen.”
The fact that the government has stooped so low as to resort to this type of tactic, speaks volumes! What are they hiding?
So much for a fair and transparent process.
Sun Times article:
“Rektor said the OPP doesn’t talk about “day-to-day policing business . . . However, with regards to this matter, we have officers that are part of negotiation teams that deal with the public that want to make sure that people who have interest in the transportation of the generators have an ability or a venue to voice their concern.”
But asked which groups or individuals the OPP would be speaking to, Rektor said “How we conduct our business and the day to day operation is certainly not something we’re going to go public with.” (Short for none of your business!)
We have no obligation to divulge our operational information with members of the media or with the public. What we do and who we speak to is confidential . . . and not something we’ll be divulging with the media.”
Hmmmmm send out a couple of guys with guns to speak to those who don’t agree with them! Sounds like Gestapo tactics to me.
Sun Times Article:
“I was wanting to meet with them this week, but my calendar didn’t allow that. They’re quite a pair,” Anderson said. “They’re mediators in times of demonstrations and that sort of thing. They specialize in communication, in how shall I put it? muscling riots and demonstrations, like settling them down and keeping them sensible. That’s their specialty . . . they’ve been doing this for years.”
The other option for Bruce Power, Peevers said, is to keep the generators in a waste management storage facility.
While the “philosophy” behind the proposal is environmental, “if this was not commercially viable we wouldn’t do it just because we believe in it,” he admitted.
“We are a business. But it is commercially viable and environmentally viable.”
(Notice that “environmentally viable” is second on the list!)
The “do as I say not as I do mentality” is rearing its ugly head yet again!!!
It will be really great if Bill Walker gets the nomination and moves to Queens Park. Bruce Power will then have a direct line to the Legislature and in future such matters won’t be up for discussion at all!! It will save the OPP a lot of time!