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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 07:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QUEEN legend BRIAN MAY has thrown his support behind a campaign against DONALD TRUMP's controversial golf course resort in Scotland, insisting he's "disgusted" nearby residents may be forced to move out to make way for the venture.

The property tycoon-turned-TV personality faced years of setbacks over his plans to build the $1 billion-plus development in Aberdeen amid concerns the construction would damage sand dunes in the protected area.

He finally got the go-ahead by officials at Aberdeenshire Council and started building work last July (10), with an eye to completing the project by 2012.

But Trump is still facing angry protests from local residents over the threat of a compulsory purchase of four family homes nearby, one of which belongs to 86-year-old Molly Forbes.

May is supporting the campaign by giving protesters permission to use his band's classic song Bohemian Rhapsody in an anti-Trump video.

He says, "I can see there is a horrible example here of bullying the defenceless by a rich man who apparently can buy anything he wants. I deplore this kind of abuse and feel greatly for Molly and the others who are being ridden over by a very selfish man. And what the world certainly does not need is more golf courses. I am disgusted.

"I sincerely hope you will be able to stop this nasty project in its tracks and I will do what I can to bring it a little more out in the open. I'm happy to secure you permission to try this yourself (make a Bohemian Rhapsody video)."

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/may-backs-residents-protest-over-trumps-golf-course_1197444

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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good for him -  Donald Trump wants this remote bit of Scotland for his bloody golf course for his International jetset cronies. Much to the bemusement of a local farmer - who was digging his heels in and refusing to move out. DT apparently wants to 'acknowledge' his heritage by desecrating an unique area of headland and wildlife there. I think he should do it in his own back yard...

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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Planetgurl wrote: Good for him -  Donald Trump wants this remote bit of Scotland for his bloody golf course for his International jetset cronies. Much to the bemusement of a local farmer - who was digging his heels in and refusing to move out. DT apparently wants to 'acknowledge' his heritage by desecrating an unique area of headland and wildlife there. I think he should do it in his own back yard...

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Well said.  At the best of times, Golf is just a good walk wasted, but to resort to demolishing family homes in the process is bang out of order.  I wish that eejit would just take his stupid hairdo and eff off.  He can stick his golf balls up his shiter while he's at it.

Go Molly!   And good for Brian, too.


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Getting Brian May 'disgusted!' about something is kind of like being the best musician in Kiss.  It's not hard to do, and it doesn't mean all that much. ;)

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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you go Brian ;)

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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Always 2 sides to a story. The golf course would've offered employment opportunities to the local community, a meeting place for the locals, and presumably some business to local merchants. It would also increase tourism opportunities.


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote: Always 2 sides to a story. The golf course would've offered employment opportunities to the local community, a meeting place for the locals, and presumably some business to local merchants. It would also increase tourism opportunities.

I think the most important issue is taking these people away from their family home. 

BUT, it has just been on STV News that he has "ruled out" any move for a CPO.

Hope he sticks to it.


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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dont understand why Trump doesn't just have the old lady killed. I remember a time when meglomaniacs weren't afraid to get there hands dirty in order to carry out there evil plans. When Idi Amin was king of Scotland he murdered millions of Highlanders when he hollowed out Ben Nevis and turned it into an underground base. Donald Trump is a poor excuse for a super-villain and I for one, wont be voting for him in the forthcoming bi-elections.

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Posted: 31 Jan 11, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And if Brian May wants to kill Aberdonian Hedgehogs then I say good for him.

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Posted: 01 Feb 11, 00:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Glad to see him do this for people but to use a song he had nothing to do with is bull@#$! I dont think Freddie would of liked that to much I am suprised his estate let May do it.If it comes down to money then Trump wins!!

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Posted: 01 Feb 11, 03:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is way too much golf in the world.


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Posted: 01 Feb 11, 12:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy 1980 wrote:

I think the most important issue is taking these people away from their family home. 

BUT, it has just been on STV News that he has "ruled out" any move for a CPO.

Hope he sticks to it.
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The statement was pretty carefully worded I thought.  He doesn't have to move for a CPO at all perhaps, as that's something local government can do on it's own.  It seems the project in general has the support of the vast majority of the locals, and is going ahead regardless.  Still, it's easy to identify with the protesters even though they're small in number.  It goes right to the heart of fairness and personal property rights that we can likely all feel instinctively and viscerally.

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Posted: 01 Feb 11, 20:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie would agree. I agree.
I dont mind GOLF...played it a bit.
But expropriation for that...is discusting!

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Posted: 01 Feb 11, 21:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

marcenciels wrote:

expropriation
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Word of the day!  But too big for this time in the morning lol


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Posted: 02 Feb 11, 20:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If I could build anything I wanted to in the world without the collateral, go bankrupt twice, and kill a professional US football league on others money by going overbudget knowing it's the pipsqueek league, ..........oh, and btw..........build a course in Scotland that The Golf Channel would suck my d*ck over in spite of opposition and wetland regulations...
 well.....to heck with anyone. Sod you all.

I am gawd, damnit.


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Posted: 02 Feb 11, 21:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy 1980 wrote: marcenciels wrote:

expropriation
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Word of the day!  But too big for this time in the morning lol

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 Word of the day ? ok...It's from the best book in the world and is quite used in the fields of education.

Pick it up and look for EXPROPRIATE :P

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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 05:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sand dunes , ha ?
What about SIlver Salmons, Brian ?

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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

marcenciels wrote:

 Word of the day ? ok...It's from the best book in the world and is quite used in the fields of education.

Pick it up and look for EXPROPRIATE :P

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I know what it means, and I didn't have to expropriate the meaning from a dictionary either.  Jeez, some folk want to lighten up a little.


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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd build it in the middle of Aberdeen.

I'm not a golfist though.

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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy 1980 wrote: marcenciels wrote:

 Word of the day ? ok...It's from the best book in the world and is quite used in the fields of education.

Pick it up and look for EXPROPRIATE :P

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I know what it means, and I didn't have to expropriate the meaning from a dictionary either.  Jeez, some folk want to lighten up a little.

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And thats what i did...humour follows more humour ;)