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Donald Trump got turned down!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Scotland/Alba' started by geminisnake, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    Just been on the news that Donald Trump isn't getting to build his golf resort in the Balmedie area :D

    Absolutely ace. It's been rejected on environmental grounds, 500 houses on a SSSI!!!! Do fuck off Mr Money can buy me anything :rolleyes:

    I'm really chuffed :D
  2. nightowl

    nightowl hamster wheel called life

    good - and surprising - news :)
  3. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    However, there is still the possibility of an appeal/resubmission. So its not quite time to gloat. Yet.

    I've not posted about it here because potentially NINBY stuff tends to get a hard time but I've been deep in with this campaign for the last few months. Its been very interesting - Trump plays dirty.
  4. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Here are a couple of shots of the protest the other weekend:

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    Below is a model based pretty accurately on the available plans of the scheme.

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    To give you an idea of the huge scale of the development, the seashore, left hand side of the model is a full three & a half miles.
  5. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    The two main things that still give us cause for concern are:

    1: This, from the meeting today:

    2: The actions & continued involvement of a certain ba-heided builder with a surprising record of mysterious fires & other "obstacle-removing" incidents is not fully clarified or discounted (GS, your other half will know exactly who I mean). So long as he is hovering about, I'd watch this place like a hawk. :(

    Must head back to the protest board. The hostile invasion has kicked-off big time tonight! :eek: :D
  6. Detroit City

    Detroit City This post is my opinion..

    he'll just build it elsewhere....
  7. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Trump only recently admitted to having a "fallback plan" & today his henchman let out that this is not in Scotland.

    Maybe it will go somewhere that wants it & maybe next time he will respect the local law, environment & circumstances. Here, he is trying to ride roughshod over everyone by simply waving lots of cash & celebs at us.

    One thing about this one was how it linked us up with anti-Trump groups all over the world. Seems his dismal buisness record in the last decade has not dampened his determination to build.
  8. Detroit City

    Detroit City This post is my opinion..

    well, in this defense, he does create a lot of jobs....

    however, i'm not a big Trump fan meself :D
  9. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    He also sacks folk wholsale, esp when his buisnesses go right to the edge of failure. Never mind the numbers of smaller suppliers, contractors & creditors who have had to take catastrophic losses because of his manipulation of the US Chapter 11 bankruptcy laws to stay afloat. The big financiers of course did much better. :mad:

    The size of the staff block in the proposal also suggested he was looking to the hospitality industry's gangmasters to staff the place, rather than the local area. Which has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Scotland.

    A properly worked economic case was also absent from the proposals, which is unsurprising because golf tourism is in decline here & the one thing that the industry monitors seem to agree on is that the very last thing Scotland needs is another big honeypot golf development.

    Some sod has just started a campaign to liberate & rehabilitate Trump's wig! :eek: :D
  10. Detroit City

    Detroit City This post is my opinion..

    so what? that's standard operating procedure in the big business world.
  11. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Straight Outta Compton Bassett

    Blimey, it's anarchy! :D
  12. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    North Easters are noted for being a bit stoic & reticent. :D

    For a fucking cold, windy & early morning on the day of a Scotland match, we were overjoyed to get a good couple of hundred to turn-out. Also, transport connections there are dire

    Many were also locals who had probably never protested against anything in their lives before.

    Much of the real hard work involved other methods, particularly counteracting very biased press reporting & wholesale misrepresentation of the scale, economic impact & the real purpose of the scheme.

    :)
  13. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Just to clarify, this was two golf courses, associated sporting facilities, an 800 bed hotel (height of a tower block & about a third of a mile long itself), a supercasino, several hundred timeshare "lodges", staff barracks, sewage works, several miles of roads & the clincher - 590-odd new houses plus expansion for up to around 1200 houses. Not just a resort, this is trying to slip an entire new town under the wire. :mad:

    Entire proposal here:

    http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/apps/detail.asp?ref_no=APP/2006/4605#casefiles

    Just heard this has made the front page of tomorrows Times. :)
  14. bodach

    bodach Banned Banned

    Great deciding vote by Martin Ford. :)
  15. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    The police are now involved again. One of the councillors who voted against it was attacked this morning. :(
  16. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Fuckit! :mad:

    Thanks to a rather amazing onslaught of bitching, sorrow & even outright racism, an extra full council meeting has been called to "review" the decision.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7121366.stm

    Anyone with anything to add in support of the established procedure can email Councillor Ford (cllr.m.ford@aberdeenshire.gov.uk).

    If it goes anywhere else after this, is should be to the MSPs, not this. :mad:
  17. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas


    Good, fu*k off somewhere else. We like our nature and wildlife and don't want to be little america :mad:

    Really hope the council don't back down :(
  18. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Just seen the Evening Express - I don't think I've ever seen a more fuckwitted, biased & dishonest bit of reporting, even from them.

    It also seems that I'm one of the "trators" according to them.

    Think I'll be checkimg the PCC code tonight! :D
  19. Louloubelle

    Louloubelle Well-Known Member

    Good for you pogofish
    The photos are great too!
    Can you not try to get the support of say David Attenborough? That would get everyone on your side :cool:
    The Trump must be stopped!
  20. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Thanks.

    We have approached a few people who may be willing to lend their names now but TBH, we were trying to avoid the starry-eyed approach of Trump & his ilk.

    In the meantime, our board is under some pretty serious & concerted attack from various sources, so if anyone wants to chip-in, the website is:

    http://www.meniescotland.co.uk/

    And the board is at:

    http://pub17.bravenet.com/forum/1444133498/

    AFAIC, I'm happy to see it linked-up anywhere that might help & I was going to say please play-fair but that seems to have gone out the window tonight as well. :(
  21. muckypup

    muckypup yes

    :D :D :D brilliant.
  22. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Regret the level of threats & abuse has forced the board down FTM but it will be up again soon I hope. :(
  23. Louloubelle

    Louloubelle Well-Known Member

  24. nightowl

    nightowl hamster wheel called life

    interesting to see some of the 'of course i don't support violence, but you have to understand...' type excuses from some of the scheme's supporters on there
  25. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    You should see what is going on behind the scenes as well. People who left emails there are getting some pretty nasty threats/harrassment.

    They are also trying to ban me from another board where this is being discussed.
  26. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    I can't stand the nest-headed bastard. I hope his appeal fails and he returns to NYC with his tail between his legs. Greedy, ostentatious cunt. :mad:
  27. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Here’s an example of the sort of attitude they have taken to us:

    from his right hand man.

    No, that’s not arrogant or patronising, is it? :mad:

    There was also a very interesting article it nte Sunday Times Magazine yesterday which went well beyond the other hysteria. I don't think it is online so I have it scanned but I'm unsure about linking it up.

    Anyone want to see it? Feel free to PM.

    :)
  28. mitochondria

    mitochondria full-on emptiness

  29. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    No, although Michael has come under quite a lot of pressure & I'm pretty certain Trump reckons he can simply wait him out.

    Should also mention that the local paper pulled two polls over the weekend, when it began to look that their claims about "total public support" for the scheme were not being bourne out by the public. :(
  30. mitochondria

    mitochondria full-on emptiness

    that's shitty. LOCAL paper, my ass.

    In Michael's situation I would probably sell for the million that was (supposedly) offered. But I was born and raised in the city, the land has a different meaning for me.

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