Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ross Beaty should have stuck with operating in Latin America

 Who got more stage appeal? Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen

After all, this neck of the woods has a long history of doffing the cap to the North and not asking too many questions about Environmental or Health & Safety practices of North American companies. But he had to go and try his luck in a place like Iceland, didn't he? Here come two excerpts from this report yesterday, the big Karaoke starts at 3pm this afternoon. Happy Twelfth Night (or Threttándinn), Ross!

Björk Starts Karaoke Marathon for Iceland’s Nature
"A karaoke marathon and song festival dedicated to Iceland’s nature as part of Björk’s campaign to win back the country’s natural resources will begin in the Nordic House in Reykjavík at 3 pm tomorrow, Threttándinn, which is the official Last Day of Christmas.

"Björk said in the interview that Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir had declared that if 15 percent of voters (approximately 35,000 people) sign a petition revoking Canadian Magma Energy’s ( acquisition agreement of Icelandic energy company HS Orka, it cannot be ignored by the authorities.
"More than 20,000 people have signed the petition already and Björk is certain that the remaining signatures will be gathered during the karaoke marathon. The petition demands: "Icelandic natural resources shall be owned and governed by the public."
“For 100 years good people protected our natural resources and public interest. In the outvasion period the sale of natural resources and irresponsible access to them began. Now it is time to stop that unfortunate development,” the press release declares."