Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Charles River: Destruction Video posted on YouTube

Charles River: Destruction Video posted on YouTube

Friends of the White Geese are pleased to announce the posting of a detailed video on YouTube concerning the outrageous destruction this year on the Charles River, including the impacts on the Charles River White Geese.

It is entitled “The Destruction of Memorial Drive, Charles River, Cambridge, MA, USA, January - February 2016, 3d Ed.”  It is posted at https://youtu.be/h_u-woTPRJ8.

Here is one of the very large collection of photographs included in the report.

A preliminary version of this report has been cablecast on Cambridge, MA, Cable Channel 8 by CCTV Cambridge, with Internet availability.  It has been studied in a review session of CCTV Cambridge.  The 3d ed. includes modifications to allow for comments in that forum and from elsewhere.

The video is an expansion of presentations made on my Cambridge Environment show on CCTV Cambridge, channel 9 primarily on February 7, 2016, including an introductory information from my cablecast on March 27.  The content has been edited to present introductory materials and to edit the February 7 show to create a presentation starting at the BU Bridge and extending to the Longfellow Bridge.

Added to the original presentation are photos, maps, and destruction plans.  The photos are my work product.  The maps and destruction plans are taken from materials created by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Almost all of the destruction occurred in January 2016.  The photos include before and after pictures between the BU Bridge and Mass. Ave. Bridge (halfway between the BU and Longfellow Bridges), with some, powerful photos of destruction of the magnificent Cherry Grove, IN PROCESS.

The photos in the destruction presentation between the Mass. Ave. Bridge and Longfellow Bridge were all taken during destruction by the DCR contractors.  All destruction is blessed by the City of Cambridge.

The report has integrated in it an update to reflect further destruction in late February near the BU Boathouse.  The destruction was located between the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the BU Boathouse.  The BU Boathouse, in turn has only the Destroyed Nesting Area, the Grand Junction Railroad, and the Wild Area between it and the BU Bridge.

The video goes into DESTRUCTION YET TO COME, and reflects destruction and heartless animal abuse both in the main area of concern, but also on Magazine Beach, to the west of the BU Bridge.  The information page fills in additional information.

Presentations to date have been highly favorable on the video report.  Comments received made the video more powerful than the original edition.  They are appreciated.  I hope my response is considered adequate by the contributors.

I would love to get your comments at boblat@yahoo.com.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Charles River: “Neighborhood Association” admits it is a fraud.

I try in these reports to concentrate as much as possible on the really vile actors, the City of Cambridge, MA and the Department of Conservation and Recreation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The reality in Cambridge, however, is a system of fake groups which have grown up during the existence of the City Manager Machine which dates back to 1974, when the first of the regency declared his intention to create “neighborhood associations.”

It is amazing how these “independent groups” tend to think in lock step and frequently recognize a reality which has nothing to do with reality recognized by people outside their world.  But they sure do love to praise the City of Cambridge, and its friends, plus, all together too frequently, entities which are worse.

The fake neighborhood association which has fought for for years and has just helped Cambridge and the DCR achieve the destruction of hundreds of trees on Memorial Drive just broke a wall of silence on the vileness of the situation.

They run a listserv.  Their latest president has announced that they have a duty to censor any and all posts which are contrary to the policies of the City of Cambridge and its friends, even when, as in the ongoing and accelerating destruction of the Charles River, the City of Cambridge and its friends are the clear enemies of decent human beings.

The latest explanation amounts to a declaration that they are obliged to be cheerleaders for these vile governmental entities, NO MATTER HOW IRRESPONSIBLE.  They argue that to allow responsible dissent on even the most obvious issues, the most irresponsible behavior by their government buddies, would risk them the loss of their tax exemption.

In short the newly discovered president has announced that they have a duty to be fraudulent when they call themselves a “neighborhood association.”

This is, reportedly, based on a legal opinion issued by the former president.  The former president seems to have been replaced without notice, or perhaps his disappearance was announced while I was being barred from access to the listserv.

Why would he have disappeared as president?

Could it have been a flier distributed by Friends of the White Geese which accurately communicated that the fake neighborhood association had gone public in its fight for destruction of the environment of the Charles River?

In a “neighborhood association” meeting at the end of last year, that former president barred discussion of the then pending destruction of hundreds of trees on Memorial Drive.  He called discussing the impending destruction was beyond the jurisdiction of the group because the destruction was on the wrong side of an artificial line created by the City of Cambridge.

The reality, however, is that the core of the “neighborhood association” had been fighting for this destruction for years, using all sorts of corrupt techniques.

In the next meeting, the same former president was happily setting the group up to discuss the nature of saplings to replace the trees the fake neighborhood association had helped destroy on the wrong side of that magic line.  And somehow the magic line which “barred discussion” was no longer a concern.  Discussion was considered acceptable in exactly the same area which he said could not be discussed.

The fake neighborhood association wanted to be paid off.  They had gotten the destruction the DCR and Cambridge wanted.  The key part of the group wanted the joy of selecting saplings to replace the trees they should not have destroyed in the first place.

And our leaflet invited folks to the key meeting saying exactly that.  To no surprise, the joy the “neighborhood association” was seeking was suppressed at that meeting.  They had a guest they had wanted to provide input on replacement saplings, but the “neighborhood association” did not mention that they wanted the pay off they had been looking for, and promised, for the massive destruction.

I could go on and on and on.

Needless to say, this “neighborhood association” has now openly bragged when discussing censorship on its listserv that it has a duty to cheerlead its irresponsible government, no matter how irresponsible the government is.  And it has explicitly stated that it has a duty to suppress any and all statements to the contrary of the policies of the irresponsible government.

I call that an admission of fraud.  That is not a neighborhood association.  It is a cheerleading group lying about its identity.  AND THE ONLY THING THAT IS UNUSUAL IS THE ADMISSION OF FRAUD.

PS:   I attempted to communicate reality a number of times in response to the discussion of whether the listserv should censor.  A number of times I attempted to support people opposed to censorship.  To no great surprise, I seem to have been shut off from the listserv again, and of course, all of my proposed inputs were censored from being passed on to the listserv.

I have received nothing in a day from the listserv in a day, and I got a lot before that.  Looks like I have been barred from the listserv again.

Reality is highly offensive to Cambridge’s cheerleaders, regardless of the fraudulent names they apply to their lovely named groups, and regardless of their owned self proclaimed saintliness.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Charles River: Response favorable to the Cambridge Con Game.

Charles River:   Response favorable to the Cambridge Con Game.

In my latest report, I reported on a fraudulent piece of protection by the Cambridge City Council, lying that it is environmentally responsible, as usual, by yelling at the other guy.

That report is at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/charles-river-loggers-declare-sainthood.html.

I got a respectful, short email response, nicely favorable to the city council action, from a follower who provides a lot of positive comments which normally spin off into reports on this blog.

I gave him a detailed email response, and I was thinking of posting the exchange.

I, however, have just looked again at my post.

I appreciate this person’s response.  I appreciate his very clear constructive assistance over the years.  I acknowledge his positive concern by his response to this post.

I, however, have just reread the post.  It communicates reality very effectively.

To clarify one point.

The biggest environmental problem on the Charles River is the fraudulent “environmentalism” coming out of the City of Cambridge.  The city government’s environmental foundation is flat out fraud.  They stay in office based on a house of cards which is heavily kept in place by a large system of self proclaimed “independent” groups which, in turn, act as cheerleaders for the very bad City Manager Machine, and others acting in concert with the very bad City Manager Machine.  Plus, they frequently act as cheerleaders for entities worse than the City Manager Machine.

The environmental outrage is real.

Fraudulent yelling at the other guy by the Cambridge City Council should be taken as what it is:   fraud whose most important value is to keep the house of cards from collapsing of its own weight by distracting an electorate which demands a responsible government.

A responsible community taking the actions which the City of Cambridge constantly claims makes it environmentally saintly would continue to be responsible communities because of their responsible actions AS A WHOLE.  Responsible communities taking such actions would be worthy of commendation.

The City of Cambridge doing the same responsible stuff IN PLACE OF RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR which only it can accomplish is due the contempt appropriately targeted at any other hypocrite.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Charles River: Loggers declare sainthood, yell at the other guy.

Charles River: Loggers declare sainthood, yell at the other guy.

During the destruction of hundreds of trees on Memorial Drive, the Cambridge, MA, City Council got condensed versions of these reports on the same scale as these reports came out.

They responded with a resounding silence at the destruction of those hundreds of trees by the State Department of Conservation and Recreation and the City of Cambridge.  Before this outrage, Cambridge without the DCR destroyed the magnificent grove at the entrance to the Cambridge Common with Cambridge and state moneys.  Not that long before that, Cambridge and the DCR destroyed acres of the irreplaceable woodlands at Alewife, with Cambridge and state moneys.

The Cambridge City Council strongly declares itself environmental saints by yelling at the other guys, and keeps as silent as is viable about outrageous destruction by Cambridge and its friends, except to pay tabs as requested.

Now that Cambridge and the DCR have committed the massive destruction on the Charles River with hundreds more to go, the Cambridge City Council has decided to take action.

They are yelling at the other guy.

This irresponsible entity which is very happy to see and / or pay for the destruction of hundreds of trees by Cambridge / its friends, has just yelled at the general public.  They are standing up to excess use of bags, and they are taking a stand.

Naturally, they are as silent as possible about the outrages on the Charles which have happened and which are planned to get much worse, with massive destruction of animal habitat.  The same goes to their destruction of the Cambridge Common and Alewife.

But the public is using bags!!!!  That involves plastics and the destruction of trees.  The destruction of trees is for a purpose.

The escalating outrages on the Charles, on the Cambridge Common and at Alewife directly conflict with the City Council’s stated saintliness on the environment.  THIS MUST BE KEPT SECRET.

So they yell about bags.

Con game?

Of course.

How dare anybody get displeased at them for the massive destruction by their friends of HUNDREDS OF healthy, excellent trees.

How dare anybody get displeased at the blatant make work for contractors!!

The Cambridge City Council is standing up to plastic bags.

And shame of you for objecting to their and their friends outrageous logging.



Business as usual in the City of Cambridge, MA, USA.

PS:  We do have a video on the outrage on the Charles.  We reported the schedule a few days ago.