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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 01:58 AM

Lose wind farm or lose my hotel, warns Donald Trump

US TYCOON Donald Trump will warn the Scottish Parliament this week that his plans to build a luxury hotel alongside his Aberdeenshire golf course will be axed if ministers back a series of “insane” wind turbines nearby.

The billionaire property developer will appear at Holyrood on Wednesday to attack the Scottish Government’s renewable energy proposals, accusing Alex Salmond of “destroying” the country’s natural heritage.

His championship golf course, ten miles north of Aberdeen, is scheduled to open as planned in July, but the entrepreneur’s senior representative said additional plans for a major hotel and housing development could not “co-exist” with an offshore wind farm planned for the coastal waters nearby.

George Sorial, vice president of The Trump Organisation, said: “If there is an industrial power plant on the shore line, the concept of having a luxury hotel and resort is simply incompatible. The two can’t co-exist.”

Sorial’s comments throw fresh doubt on the 500-hectare development, along with the job hopes of the thousands of workers which the Trump Organisation claims will be needed to build the entire project.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/lose-wind-farm-or-lose-my-hotel-warns-donald-trump-1-2248786

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Reply Lose wind farm or lose my hotel, warns Donald Trump (Original post)
MindMover Apr 2012 OP
Generic Other Apr 2012 #1
MADem Apr 2012 #2
Taylor Smite Apr 2012 #23
Kennah Apr 2012 #3
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #4
MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #9
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #21
MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #22
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #27
AdHocSolver Apr 2012 #5
siligut Apr 2012 #19
MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #6
Fearless Apr 2012 #7
MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #8
Darth_Kitten Apr 2012 #10
Kaleva Apr 2012 #11
marmar Apr 2012 #12
Canuckistanian Apr 2012 #13
Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #14
polly7 Apr 2012 #15
Oilwellian Apr 2012 #16
ladjf Apr 2012 #17
lunatica Apr 2012 #18
jwirr Apr 2012 #20
Taylor Smite Apr 2012 #24
MindMover Apr 2012 #25
spanone Apr 2012 #26
Denzil_DC Apr 2012 #28

Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 02:06 AM

1. From the comments' section, I'd say the Scots dinna seem so keen on the Donald

They see him as generating more wind than the turbines.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 02:08 AM

2. And that kind of wind is impossible to capture, plus, it's rather fetid. nt

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 04:11 PM

23. +1

 

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 02:22 AM

3. A windbag on a windfarm

When you read the title, you probably get to thinking, "Does that somehow enhance the performance of the windfarm?"

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 02:46 AM

4. Um, Donnie, we Scots need energy but we dinna need ya hotel and golf course!

This nut believes that golf and a hotel is so important that they would do with less power? Really?

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 08:21 AM

9. I didn't know you where Scottish. (nt)

 

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 12:52 PM

21. Actually, MichaelMcGuire, I'm not COMPLETELY Scottish BUT on my mother's side,

my greatgrandfather was Irish with a maternal bloodline that finds it's beginning in Little Cumbrae, Ayshire Scotland! I am VERY mixed and am what you would probably call "black". That's why I do not understand hatred based on anything other than a personal affront. LOL!! Whether we're aware of it or not, NONE of us are what we would call "pure" anything except human.

My family maintain ties with the European side quite closely.

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 04:09 PM

22. Cool, We're all Jock Thompsons bairns

 

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #22)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 05:03 PM

27. Aye, that we ur!

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 03:10 AM

5. Trump's golf course won't get much business if people have no place to stay.

If Trump doesn't want to build his hotel, he will lose money on the golf course.

On the other hand, some other investors may decide to build a hotel.

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Response to AdHocSolver (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:05 AM

19. That would be sweet

Let the Donald pull out and lose money on his golf course or let someone else build the hotel . . . I hope this is what happens.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 03:28 AM

6. Don't then

 



What got my back up, was apart from the attitude that there's nothing my money can't buy. Was his personal attacks saying Mr Forbes lived in a slum. Not realising that Mr Forbes home is the norm for most rural working class Scots.

http://www.trippinguptrump.com/

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 03:44 AM

7. Such a tough choice.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 05:21 AM

8. Trump’s lies about the wind turbines

 

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 09:24 AM

10. Who the hell is this loser to dictate to Scotland?

What a smug, empty-headed son of a bitch.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 09:30 AM

11. Sort of have a similiar situation in Lower Michigan.

The Michigan side of Lake Michigan has some of the best potential wind farm sites in the country but local residents are fighting every proposal.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 09:33 AM

12. I say lose the windbag.......





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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 09:36 AM

13. ..

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 09:36 AM

14. Energy generation provides more and more consistent returns.

 

Let the bad hair man go with a hearty "piss-off", you need energy far more than you need his ilk.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 09:49 AM

15. Is Trump possibly the most arrogant tool on this planet? I say yes.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:00 AM

16. Well alrighty then

Fuck ye off ya lit'le bugger.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:28 AM

17. I hope that the Scots tell Trump to bug off. nt

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:31 AM

18. The word pig pops into my mind every time I see his name now

He's really a revolting human being.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 12:46 PM

20. I hope the Scots tell him where to go. They have many fine hotels already.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 04:23 PM

24. Here is what would happen if this was in the US

 

1. Fox News and talk radio would call Trump a champion of the people.

2. The municipality would publicly apologize and immediately cancel the project and pull all funding from the program.

3. The municipality would offer Trumps hotel an indefinite tax holiday.

4. The municipality would promise Trump that all labor would be welfare-to-work and minimum wage would be fair.

5. The schools in the area fail per lack of tax dollars. People become poorer and must rely on food pantries.

6. Trump is considered a successful businessman who should be celebrated.

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Response to Taylor Smite (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 04:36 PM

25. and That's American Capitalism at work......

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 04:58 PM

26. i would tell the donald where to stick his hotel...even supply some ky jelly

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 05:07 PM

28. You won't be surprised to hear that Trump's bullshitting

Here's an article from June 2011:

Donald Trump has been forced to postpone his plan to create the "world's greatest" golf resort in Scotland, complete with five-star hotel and luxury villas, because of the global financial crisis.

The billionaire property developer flew into Aberdeen on Monday on his latest luxury jet, a Boeing 757-200 fitted out with a master bedroom and five kitchens, to announce that his championship standard 18-hole golf course overlooking the North Sea would open for play in July next year.

... the tycoon said that the full scheme, a £750m complex featuring a luxury hotel, Trump Boulevard, a golf academy, a second course and timeshare apartments, had been bunkered by the recession.

Trump said "the world has crashed" since he first bought the Menie estate and dunes in 2005, provoking a long-running battle with local residents, councillors and environmental groups about his proposals, which has involved heavily altering the legally protected rare dunes.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jun/20/donald-trump-golf-resort-scotland


So convenient that he's found an excuse to justify yet another of his grand schemes collapsing, while covering his ass and getting a chance to do some grandstanding. Idiot.

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