Monday, December 11, 2006

Power Plant and Plaza

Earlier today, I was wondering if the public outcry regarding the Fairmont Plaza redevelopment was actual outraged citizens or if it had corporate roots. When I worked at an unnamed law firm, we were dealing with a big box development proposal which was opposed by a citizen group bankrolled by a competing big box developer.

Then at lunch, I came across a tabloid-sized paper produced by the anti-new Jamestown power plant coalition. In tone, it reminded me something of the papers the Socialist Workers' Party used to leave at my college, with a bevy of rhetorical questions and stilted statements. However, I'm again left wondering where this came from--is there money backing this group or is it a genuine movement?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Dee said...

Where did you get that tabloid? Just curious, like to see one for myself.

Personally, the first person who says. "this is what is what I believe about the power plant . . . .(pro or con), but I have also heard these good points from those who disagree with me and their points are . . . . "

So far, I have just heard a lot from people protecting their turf, whatever that turf may be . . . their jobs, concern for environment, manafacturers, etc. and no one speaking for the common good.
Dee

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Dee said...

Where did you get that tabloid? Just curious, like to see one for myself.

Personally, the first person who says. "this is what is what I believe about the power plant . . . .(pro or con), but I have also heard these good points from those who disagree with me and their points are . . . . "

So far, I have just heard a lot from people protecting their turf, whatever that turf may be . . . their jobs, concern for environment, manafacturers, etc. and no one speaking for the common good.
Dee

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Dee said...

Oops, messed up! Sigh, well it is a Monday so perhaps can blame it on that.

What I was trying to say, is that the first person who talks about the common good, who sees things in shades of grey, not all in black and white, is the person I am going to listen to and tend to believe.

Dee

2:56 PM  

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