Monday, 24 October 2011

UN Day today and Congo and Bhopal

And early next week is the announcement of the 7 Billionth person on the planet.

Probably in Dadaab refugee camp – poverty slums and ethnic war seems apt for the 21st century.

Here in Kent, not one public sector organisation supports the UN Millennium Development Goals – supposedly these should be adopted and adapted by each nation.

No UK lead on establishing the UN parliament to ensure global democracy.

Good news on:

• Richboro to be demolished
• Kent’s first solar park underway
• Dreamland Tesco likely to be stopped

Good news from the USA:

• 100 US troops deployed into Uganda last week to destroy the Lords Resistance Army – thousands of women raped, hands and feet cut off and thousands of people killed
• US universities adopting “conflict-free”policies to ensure suppliers of mobile phones and computers etc do not use “rare earths” from Congo etc.

Good news from UK:

• Dow Chemicals/Union Carbide responsible for Bhopal questioned over their sponsorship of 2012 Olympics
• Ivory Coast appoints new ambassador to UK

Silence in Kent on Thor, Infratil and Pegwell bay and Pfizer Viiv.

And Paul Carter re-elected in the usual show-election whenever there’s problems but the usual unanimous vote cut down to 54 votes to 19.

A lameduck leader for the next year for Party face: silence on FOI of all TDC and KCC costs some 6 years after the FOI law, silence on the 0% fraud and Pleasurama-Bungarama tax haven and silence from the real KCC Cabinet of Murphy, Jacobs, Costain, Balfour, Beatty, Carillion and Serco for EKO and Road to Nowhere.

And 7 oil tankers and cargo ships off Margate and the Coastguard office.

Stale old men with nothing to say and nothing to do simply soaking up public time and costs with their lies and secrecy and fraud.

No tax for poisoning your citizens.

No votes for poisoning your citizens.

What were they thinking? A Winceyette Waffen SS of the Weald with Thanet as some kind of untermensch?

Bungs for the construction industry?

The Civil service unions running things on the rates without FOI?

Just plain numptyism?

Jail for Buchanan.

Jail for Carter.

Council tax strike and direct rule from Westminster.

Time for Change

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Manston cancer questions

Questions to ask Charles Buchanan and Bob Bayford at KIACC - these meetings are fairly random aren't they - given the KCC leadership battle for Carter:

@ presumably night flights, and Manston Parkway are no-go now for public funds

@ with monitors removed in 2006 when did you know

@ why were they not replaced - they only cost a few thousand pounds and Infratil Group makes a profit

@ independent monitoring shows emission levels 4x EU safety levels for at least a year - why were Sandys and Bayford supporting a Parkway and Carter helping Buchanan seek £10m of public funds

@ has the shortfall in fines c.£2M been rebilled to Infratil - why not

@ overflights are banned so why are they regular and unfined so far

@ Pegwell is a SSSI site so why are Infratil dumping aviation fuel?

@ should the airport be on the water supply - what is the delay in closing it

The last night flight public meeting was a year ago in November - why the delay since then?

Why the ludicrous manifesto pledges in May of banning night flights when they're already banned?

All that's left of Manston now is our pensioner councillors and civil servants trying to cover over the mess and deny responsibility for the cancer levels.

Removing monitors at an an airport slated for expansion - and by councils and larger aviation corporations is a criminal offence.

Time For Change

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Manston and mystery monitoring

So that's the monitors removed by Infratil and TDC.

But they're claiming they are monitoring.

And this has been going on since 2006 when the monitiors were removed?

And no fines collected - as yet. At least £2M.

And counting - another flight at past midnight last night.

And TDC and KCC and the EA bumbling around what's happening to the pollution and water supply.

What twits.

Criminal twits.

No votes in poisoning your citizens.

No tax for poisoning your citizens.

No tax-jobs for poisoning your citizens.

No citizens.

Time for Change.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Golly Gosh it's Manston Noise Monitoring

A golly-gosh-well-I-never moment as the P.2 Gazette article this Friday on Manston monitoring:

(article link)

Confirms that monitoring is “done by Infratil and provided to TDC”.

Cllr Green expresses surprise at this as do the other councillors.

As you would given the opportunity to fake the data or simply not provide it.

And hardly news given the repeated Airport Committee meetings and KIACC public meetings – supposedly about TDC and Infratil noise and air pollution monitoring for the last 5 years. What were they pretending to do?

Except of course they didn’t want to reveal that until now.

Far better to pretend that monitoring is being done properly. And when that’s found out sack Samuel and White and Latchford of the Gang of Four with payoffs to keep quiet.

The same article also has Charles Buchanan confirm Infratil are monitoring.

Both this, and how TDC are monitoring, is a surprise of course.

As the noise monitors were removed in 2006 and returned to Manchester University monitoring centre by Rowland Gun of Infratil.

From Clarendon School and a tower block.

So there are no noise monitors.

Certainly not by TDC and nor buy Infratil.

So why the pretence?

And in 2009 and the last attempt to expand the airport without controls the main air monitor – with repeated technical problems – was also going to be withdrawn by the Gang of Four and Berry.

Monitoring is required under the S106 operating agreement at the airport.

As you’d expect.

And fines for noisy planes etc as you’d expect.

No monitors. No fines.

The same article confirmed only £4,000 in fines over the last 2 years ie 4 planes fined in 2 years.

More concerning of course is that Manston was an airport slated for expansion – regular TDC meetings and KCC Board meetings – but no monito5rds means no fines.

And no pesky complaints process or evaluation of the health and environment risks.

And of course.

Increased cancer rates.

That makes it not a golly-gosh-well-I-never moment but corporate manslaughter: deliberately endangering the public – and in breach of all the regulations in place to protect the public.

Hence Thanet’s appalling mortality rates, noise form planes, overflights of the towns etc etc.

Corporate manslaughter.

And they’ve been found out now.

Not ideal for Charles Buchanan an experienced aviation director form City Airport in London – he can hardly claim to have not known of the problems. Although I’m sure he’ll try.

Same for Infratil’s Directors: Steve Fitzgerald, Matt Clarke and Lloyd Morrison and the NZ Board – although they’ll no doubt try.

Nor KCC and Paul Carter.

Nor TDC’s councillors.

Nor TDC’s civil servants.

Given KCC have walked away from Manston and the Manston Parkway all that’s left is the farce of TDC pretending that they knew nothing about the goings-on at the airport for years.

It’s another 12 months since the last farcical consultation on night flights and the like.

Silence on Pegwell Bay and aviation fuel from the airport.

And silence from the Environment Agency and Southern water on the merits of a runway on top of the aquifer.

And TDC bumble along.

The farce of election promises either for another night flights consultation or banning night flights after 11pm – as they already are.

And certainly not enforced given last week’s midnight and 3am landings.

Hayton and Harrison of the Airport Committee for the last 5 years.

Button and Berry and Sproates on monitoring for the last 5 years.

McGonigal on fines for the last 5 years – my guesstimate would be c.£2M in missing fines. Certainly far more than the TDC salaries involved.

But no monitoring done.

No fines.

And fake consultations, schtum payoffs, porkie-pies and soon the blame-game.

And silence from Gale and Sandys.

Where are they? What do they think? What have they thought for the last 5 years?

And silence on Thor mercury as to why that was banned in 19889 but still operating and polluting.

What shoddy scum and scoundrels we have elected and paid from the rates.

And so foolish they'd even endanger their own families and frienss - even themselves.

And continue to do so even now.

Direct rule from Westminster, P45’s, repaying of schtum-money, recharging back to Party head office and council tax strikes are relevant – with Police investigation and jail sentences.

No tax-jobs for poisoning your own citizens.

No votes for poisoning your own citizens.

And what if there’s a plane crash now?

Time for Change.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

ITV documentary on air pollution

A shocking documentary on ITV last night on air pollution in Czech Republic:

it claims to be the most polluted factory in Europe as a steelworks with 4 times EU emission levels and 6 times the World helath organisation levels on various toxins.

Still we silence on Infratil and Thor - the latter supposedly banned and closed in 1989 and the technology shipped to Cato Ridge in South Africa.

All we have now is cover-up and denial by our politicians and civil servants to protect their own jobs.

All the activities at Manston and Thor are already banned and still they continue.

When will Andrew Pearce and the Environment Agency publish the figures and cleanup details?

When will McGonigal speak up?

When will Carter speak up?

When will Gale speak up?

When will Sandys speak up?

Mere denial and schtum payments for a few resignations.

What bizarre secrecy in the Kent of the 21st century.

As Mayor I will push not for P45's but jail sentences for corporate manslaughter for Infratil, KCC and TDC.

Deliberate and repeated and major breaches of safety.


Time for Change.