To paraphrase from one of my all time favourite movies, ‘did the average capitalist IQ drop while I was out of the room?’ Taseko Mines Ltd. president Russell Hallbauer does not believe that Spiritual values should be included in the decisions about land use;
‘Brian Battison, Taseko’s vice-president of corporate affairs, stressed that spirituality isn’t part of federal legislation and shouldn’t be considered. He said the company is objecting to children’s plays, films and prayers because such events bring too much emotion into the hearings. “The whole process moves so far beyond the true facts that it makes it very, very difficult for everybody I think, including the panel, to not try to consciously or unconsciously reflect all of that in their findings,” Battison said. “And what happens is the science and the facts get lost, and if they don’t get lost they get overwhelmed by these circumstances”.’
Tweedledum and Tweedledumer have a new little brother, Tweedledumest. You might as well say that it is possible to take the silences out of a symphony. Perhaps he also believes you can drain the body of blood and still live. I am truly at a loss to explain how stupid this mans beliefs are.
Russell Hallbauer could well be the poster child for why Canada needs to hear and learn from the Elders about our connection to Mother Earth and Father Sky.
THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO FRANK GLENN, MY FRIEND WHO ALWAYS HAS FOUGHT THIS TYPE OF STUPIDITY. HE IS NEAR HIS END SO I SAW NO REASON TO WAIT TILL HE IS DEAD TO PRAISE HIS LIFE