September 15, 2014
Which Johnny-come-lately candidates seek to profit from the fight to kill the Midhurst Secondary Plan (or wish to sabotage the effort)?
A. Carpet bagger
In United States history, a carpetbagger was a Northerner (Yankee) who moved to the South after the U.S. Civil War, especially during the Reconstruction era (1865-1877), in order to profit from the instability and power vacuum that existed at this time.
The term carpetbagger was a pejorative term referring to the carpet bags (a fashionable form of luggage at the time) which many of these newcomers carried. The term came to be associated with opportunism and exploitation by outsiders. The term is still used today to refer to an outsider perceived as using manipulation or fraud to obtain an objective.
…In modern usage in the U.S., the term is sometimes used derisively to refer to a politician who runs for public office in an area where he or she does not have deep community ties, or has lived only for a short time….
2. pejorative, One who comes to a place or organisation with which they have no previous connection with the sole or primary aim of personal gain, especially political or financial gain.
Opportunism is the conscious policy and practice of taking selfish advantage of circumstances – with little regard for principles, or with what the consequences are for others. Opportunist actions are expedient actions guided primarily by self-interested motives. The term can be applied to individual humans and living organisms, groups, organizations, styles, behaviours, and trends.
Opportunism or “opportunistic behavior” is an important concept in such fields of study as biology, transaction cost economics, game theory, ethics, psychology, sociology and politics.
1. The practice of taking advantage of any situations or people to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences.
September 10, 2014
An invitation to help with a donation to: FriendsofMidhurst.ca
September 6, 2014
The opposing side should welcome it.
A Civil Action: book, movie
August 29, 2014
That is a complicated question.
There is a strong economic incentive to either:
- understate the present and future costs (kick the “tax can” down to the next generation) or
- totally ignore irreparable harm (ie. a dead Minesing Wetland — Nottawasaga River — Wasaga Beach — Georgian Bay).
To make “privatize gain from public loss”.
LesStewart.wikidot.com summarizes my research into Springwater Park, Midhurst Secondary Plan and related issues.
August 21, 2014
Person’s name and number of searches since December 11, 2011:
- jack hanna midhurst 144
- Earl rumm 136
- erving goffman 135
- christie cadotte 76
- cheryl shindruk 64
- mario giampietri 63
- james baldwin 26
- kim rumm 25
- carey degorter 23
- nicola mitchinson 22
August 20, 2014
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are the monopoly seller of all crown and park land in Ontario. Through a wholly-owned subsidiary (Ontario Parks) and their crown holdings, they control 33.9% of the forests in south Springwater Township
Simcoe County administrators and politicians can sell 926.6 hectares of forests or 50% of the total 1,854.6 ha.
Who you elect as Mayor and Deputy Mayor this October 27th will automatically get appointed to sit on county council. This is especially crucial for the Springwater Township electorate.
- Only 16.2% of the true “enemy” of farmland is the Midhurst Secondary Plan.
The big money real estate action is in in destroying the forests for a 2nd time.
Let’s not forget that the county forests are called: The Lungs of the GTA.