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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 02:48 PM

Trump Organization ordered to pay $290,000 after losing battle against Scottish wind farm

Source: Washington Post

The Trump Organization has agreed to pay $290,000 to the Scottish government, ending a multiyear legal battle in which Donald Trump tried and failed to block an offshore wind farm from being built in view of one of his Scottish golf courses. The agreement to pay the government’s legal fees ends the company’s bitter public dispute with the Scottish government. Over the years, Trump repeatedly criticized the former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond about the wind farm and warned that it would cause “almost total destruction” of the country’s tourism industry.

A Scottish government spokesman said that the settlement — first reported by the Scotsman newspaper — removed the need for an independent auditor to determine expenses to be paid by the Trump Organization. “Expenses amounting to ($290,000) will now be paid to Scottish Ministers by the Petitioners,” the spokesman said in a statement. The Trump Organization did not respond to a request for comment. President Trump has a long-standing disdain for wind power that has carried over into his political speeches. Trump has said windmills cause cancer, kill birds and prevent people from watching television when the wind’s not blowing.

The 11-turbine wind farm in Aberdeen Bay began operating last summer and is clearly visible from the fairways and greens of the Trump International Golf Links, Scotland, outside the northeastern city of Aberdeen. During the planning process for the wind farm, the Trump Organization sued the Scottish government to block it. Trump was angry at what he called a “monstrous” project and said the turbines would destroy the view of “perhaps the greatest golf course anywhere in the world.”

Trump wrote in a 2013 op-ed in the Scottish Mail on Sunday that he had instructed his lawyers to launch an “all-out challenge” to “Mad Alex,” as he called Salmond, to fight the wind farm in the country where Trump’s mother was born. “I am going to fight him for as long as it takes — to hell if I have to — and spend as much as it takes to block this useless and grotesque blot on our heritage,” he wrote. Judges on the U.K. Supreme Court unanimously rejected Trump’s legal challenge in 2015. In February, the Trump Organization was ordered to pay the Scottish government’s legal bills. But the issue was not resolved for several months because the Scottish government said that the Trump Organization had not agreed to an amount.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-organization-ordered-to-pay-290000-after-losing-battle-against-scottish-wind-farm/2019/11/12/3657cdd4-0561-11ea-ac12-3325d49eacaa_story.html



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Reply Trump Organization ordered to pay $290,000 after losing battle against Scottish wind farm (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Nov 12 OP
RainCaster Nov 12 #1
christx30 Nov 12 #28
hlthe2b Nov 12 #2
Mike 03 Nov 12 #3
safeinOhio Nov 12 #4
riversedge Nov 12 #24
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 12 #5
NCjack Nov 12 #6
JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 12 #7
iscooterliberally Nov 12 #11
Captain Zero Nov 13 #30
Denzil_DC Nov 12 #8
keithbvadu2 Nov 12 #9
muriel_volestrangler Nov 12 #10
riversedge Nov 12 #23
Duppers Nov 12 #12
MarcA Nov 12 #19
Duppers Nov 12 #26
DENVERPOPS Nov 13 #33
yellowcanine Nov 12 #13
Brainfodder Nov 12 #14
ancianita Nov 12 #15
yaesu Nov 12 #17
ancianita Nov 12 #20
yaesu Nov 12 #16
erronis Nov 12 #18
BigmanPigman Nov 12 #21
riversedge Nov 12 #22
Withywindle Nov 12 #25
DENVERPOPS Nov 13 #34
riversedge Nov 12 #27
Mc Mike Nov 13 #29
Captain Zero Nov 13 #31
Mc Mike Nov 13 #32

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 02:49 PM

1. What's the chances he will actually pay that?

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:26 PM

28. Probably the same as him waking up tomorrow

and being a decent human being. It’s entirely possible. Stranger things have happened. But I wouldn’t bet on it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 02:50 PM

2. Tip for Scotland: Foreclose! That's the only way you'll see your $$

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 02:51 PM

3. What an absurd thing to have to write about an American president:

quote:

President Trump has a long-standing disdain for wind power that has carried over into his political speeches. Trump has said windmills cause cancer, kill birds and prevent people from watching television when the wind’s not blowing.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 03:12 PM

4. Today he was speaking about his great

economy and was bringing up all the mining and energy jobs he has created.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:01 PM

24. and more sad--If his MAGA fans did not believe those 'alternative facts' previously,

he has convinced them by now.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 03:26 PM

5. So much winning at home and abroad.....I just can't take any more!

............

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 03:48 PM

6. Scotland: Trump needs some more taxes on his golf course. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:04 PM

7. I see Trump's point on this issue: ...

Do you realize how hard it is to putt the ball through the spinning windmill blades? Windmills are the bane of every putt-putt golf course, including Trump's.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:41 PM

11. I think Trump's golf course is more of a 'putz-putt' golf course if you know what I mean.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 06:31 AM

30. That;s right !

I forgot about those damn things.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:13 PM

8. Not so much a business as a very, very expensive (and environmentally destructive) hobby:

A Scottish government spokesman said on Tuesday that the dispute was now over. “We can confirm that settlement has now been reached – and this has removed the need for the expenses to be determined by the auditor of the court of session,” he said. “Expenses amounting to £225,000 will now be paid to Scottish ministers by the petitioners [the Trump Organization].”

Trump’s staff in Aberdeenshire did not respond to a request for comment on the decision to settle but last month told the Guardian the company had not refused to pay the legal bill.

Sarah Malone, the executive vice-president of the Trump golf resort, said in October: “This is not in our control. The matter is in the hands of the auditors of the court of session and the Scottish ministers.”

The company has recently admitted the resort was never developed along Trump’s original plans because of the global recession in 2008 and the collapse in oil prices in 2014. Trump and his family firm have now loaned the business £43m and it has yet to turn a profit.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/nov/12/trump-firm-settles-legal-bill-over-scottish-windfarm-dispute

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:24 PM

9. Put up a toll gate to his properties.

Put up a toll gate to his properties.

Then brag that China is paying it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:30 PM

10. And he doesn't have a "charity" to pay his fines for him any more. How sad.

Looks like the family will have to pay out cash for once.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:58 PM

23. so sad.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:50 PM

12. Would love to see the court take some of his property.

Because he is not going to pay this.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:46 PM

19. If he doesn't pay, would love to see him arrested

the next time he is in Britain. Of course, that won't happen but it would
be the next best thing to the seizure of his debt-ridden properties.

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Response to MarcA (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:11 PM

26. That too.

Most certainly.

But is a president immune to arrest, as diplomats are?

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Response to Duppers (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 06:58 AM

33. Amen to that Duppers

This is not the U.S. Republican appointed judges and controlled courts. They have no Republican Controlled Supreme Court or Dept of Justice........

I'm sure they are not going to screw around on this. If he doesn't pay, they should confiscate all assets and sell them for whatever they can get to satisfy the determined award if Trumpster doesn't pay in 30 days.

Of course, he may divert all U.S. military flights to an airport near the golf course to cover the fine........

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:51 PM

13. He will just have to tap the Trump Foundation to pay up - oh wait....

Never mind. Guess he will have to sell more MAGA hats and "Read the transcript" T shirts.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:56 PM

14. AS IF he keeps any assets after WE THE PEOPLE are through with his wickedness?

No brain, no heart, no spine, how does he stand upright?

I've been told those are metaphors, rhetorical devices, or FAKE NEWS.

Just repaying all the golf trips, make sure it's cashier's checks only!













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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:13 PM

15. Peanuts for him. AND he won't pay it.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:26 PM

17. actually I think he's broke and been living off mob loans for years. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:46 PM

20. Of course. WE know why he won't pay. He cultivates being a tightwad BECAUSE he's in debt.

He's played the rich guy wastrel while he now lives off taxpayer money siphoned through his properties and scam orgs.

When his tax record comes out we'll see just where he's gotten his money and why he surrounds himself with fixers.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:25 PM

16. this is the reason he came out against wind farms saying they cause cancer. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:31 PM

18. dumps golf courses, like his real estate and casinos are just a way to launder money

and hide transactions.

He fails at golf, real-estate investments, gambling.

But that's not why he's doing it. It's because his owners need their checks cashed without traces.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:55 PM

21. What about the huge garbage dumps at his FL Doral course?

You can see factory smoke stacks and garbage from his property there, did he sue FL to remove them or relocate them so his guests wouldn't see these eyesores?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:57 PM

22. whow. Trumpy has to pay the legal fees. GRAND

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:11 PM

25. Trump's bizarre grudge against windmills...

...it makes me mad on Don Quixote's behalf

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Response to Withywindle (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 07:01 AM

34. Good one Withywindle

I can quite literally vision the psycho out there attacking the towers with SHARPIES.....

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 08:13 PM

27. Trump to pay $2 million to settle New York Attorney General civil lawsuit against Trump Foundation a

and just 5 days ago!


LOSER TRUMP



?s=20


Donald Trump to pay $2 million to settle New York Attorney General civil lawsuit against Trump Foundation and his children

By Erica Orden

Updated 7:34 PM ET, Thu November 7, 2019
The Trump Foundation dissolving amid lawsuit (2018)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 06:03 AM

29. Loser.

America's biggest Loser.

The world's biggest Loser.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #29)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 06:37 AM

31. let's play baseball

Strike One: Lose your "charity", pay two million fine.
Strike Two: Lose your Scottish lawsuit pay a quarter million fine.
Strike Three: Impeachment

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 06:53 AM

32. As he lurches back to the dugout, unruly fans whip batteries at him.

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