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Bonaire - State of Emergency

Post by Benny's Friend » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:57 am

An update from Sean Paton, Forum Antilles, showing the dangerous effects of continued dumping from Scientology's ship, the Freewinds, into the islands' natural water supply:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voAzg6_X8m8&feature=sub

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EihWrfOI ... re=related
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Re: Bonaire - State of Emergency

Post by secularpatriot » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:32 pm

Benny's Friend wrote:An update from Sean Paton, Forum Antilles, showing the dangerous effects of continued dumping from Scientology's ship, the Freewinds, into the islands' natural water supply...
Unbelieveable. Just because someone LETS you do something does NOT make it ethical.

I remember assisting for "est" ("Scientology Lite") in New York in the mid-80s. The director of the center stormed out of her office, got two inches from her assistant's face and started shrieking so loud it hurt MY ears. I turned to the volunteer next to me and asked, "This is 'a world the works for everyone'?" The other volunteer said, "It's okay. Her assistant has given her permission to speak to her like that."

WHAT?? If I gave someone permission to cut my hand off with a dull axe, it would NOT make it ethical to do so.

Hey, "Most Ethical People on the Planet": Just because Scientology got permission from a corrupt government to poison the island's groundwater does NOT make it ethical to do so.

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Post by Benny's Friend » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:12 pm

Another update from Sean Paton, Forum Antilles, showing the expanding danger from the Freewinds dumping in Bonaire. Sean shifts his blame from Scientology to the government of Bonaire, which, after being made aware of the situation, gave the Freewinds permission to continue dumping.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu1CfkOOgNU&feature=sub
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Post by J. Swift » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:07 pm

Benny's Friend wrote:Another update from Sean Paton, Forum Antilles, showing the expanding danger from the Freewinds dumping in Bonaire. Sean shifts his blame from Scientology to the government of Bonaire, which, after being made aware of the situation, gave the Freewinds permission to continue dumping.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu1CfkOOgNU&feature=sub
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Post by Sea Horse » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:11 pm

Benny's Friend wrote:Another update from Sean Paton, Forum Antilles, showing the expanding danger from the Freewinds dumping in Bonaire. Sean shifts his blame from Scientology to the government of Bonaire, which, after being made aware of the situation, gave the Freewinds permission to continue dumping.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu1CfkOOgNU&feature=sub
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Post by I'mglib » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:21 pm

Pretty sad indeed. Apparently clearing the planet requires polluting a small island at the same time.
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Post by Sponge » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:51 am

On PAGE 30/31 of the latest issue of Freewinds in the article "Ports of call" they tell the reader about the wildlife, the diving, and all the lovely things that the Freewinds likes to pour its shit on.

Get your copy here:
Freewinds issue 75 (Dec 2009).pdf

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Post by Green Unicorn » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:47 pm

For some reason this issue is one that really makes me angry. Perhaps it's the blatant disregard for normal society, the way they get away with it. I wish some mainstream media would make it a campaign to stop this.

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Post by Don Carlo » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:31 pm

"Disagree with the MEST* Universe" is a front page topic. Isn't that what people with schizophrenia do?

If MEST is an illusion, then CoS feels guiltless as it pollutes a beautiful island.

*MEST = Matter, Energy, Space Time. In other words, physical reality.

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Post by Sponge » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:50 am

From WWP
http://forums.whyweprotest.net/123-leak ... ost1103121
Moonbatshitfag, posting on WWP forum, wrote:Google Translation, from Dutch

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Freewinds wastewater discharges by permission

The ship Freewinds has permission from the government for discharging wastewater in the service area of the LVV
(Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries). Nolly Oleana responsible commissioner has confirmed that yesterday afternoon.
"Like Selibon example, with vacuum trucks or other companies may also Freewinds wastewater discharge in LVV. On
the property are made through special channels, "says Oleana. Freewinds for the discharges do not pay any more
than other companies. "Those rules are for everyone. Selibon as wastewater discharges including some from skeptic
tanks and does it come from households not to pay, "said the commissioner. Other cruise ships may not discharge
wastewater because they never docked one days are over, says Oleana, while Freewinds (by the Scientology Church is
used as a training and cruise) usually remain several days.

Dump

Environmental Activist Sean Paton years campaigned against the dumping of waste water because it could pollute
groundwater and even took the camera with vacuum trucks to Winds of Free LVV reason. The commissioner, the
wastewater from the Freewinds on board the ship, before it enters the truck, first treated. These are the solid
particles removed from the water and the bacteria slain. Paton: "Even though Freewinds consent, we can blame them
very discharging them stay because they know full well what it is environmental. And the government now says
"From April we have something" but meanwhile continue discharges continue. This is so for years. Why has there
not been intervention? "

Two weeks ago, Oleana new agreements with the master of the Scientology Church-ship. Once the temporary water
treatment plant in use, expected in April next year, there will Freewinds wastewater discharge. This means that the
ship should go to the use of fresh water instead of seawater for instance to flush the toilets because the purification
of salt water can be treated. Oleana has the master's agreement to the system board is adapted for the use of fresh
water. Freewinds is the water needed to buy WEB.

Groundwater Contamination

To determine whether groundwater has become polluted indeed, Oleana has commissioned the Environmental and
DGH to the water from all sources to investigate. "I have asked for a biological and chemical research. If it shows
that the sources are contaminated with bacteria, we need to find the cause. It is not simply to say that the Freewinds
pollution caused by wastewater, "said the commissioner. "Moreover, many houses a cesspool and the sewage runs it
into the ground." Paton let the water from two sources close to LVV, "Flor di Cuba" and "Mi Pasa Kontra", in a
research laboratory. The tests showed the drinking water for livestock (and sometimes men) contaminated.
Original link, in Dutch

SCHEEPVAARTNIEUW(S) onderdeel van KOOPVAARDIJ . . . . | |: Freewinds loost afvalwater met toestemming

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Post by Sponge » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:07 pm

Scientology and Bonaire
http://agonist.org/caribdude/20091221/s ... nd_bonaire
For some time now we in St. Maarten have been following the efforts of Sean Paton, former BBC reporter and environmental friend, in Bonaire to stop the Scientology 'training ship' Freewinds from dumping its raw waste water into the ditches and bush lands of Bonaire. For several years now he has been campaigning and posting videos on Youtube on the issue, one of the most recent reports confirmed his predictionsand warnings that the practice would contaminate the island's ground water. The fear now is that in the long term, these contaminants will leach through the largely limestone and porous rocks of the island into the sea, last year studies were launched into the possible connections with a die off of spotted moray eels in the coastal waters.

What is truly amazing and astounding is that after Sean reported that wells are now contaminated, the island government of Bonaire have decided to let Freewinds continue the practice for at least another 6 months until a treatment facility can be built. Knowing how slow things move in these Caribbean islands, we have our doubts that this will happen in this time frame. Knowing too how corrupt and self interested most of these island politicians are, I, and many others down this way have some very strong suspicions that Scientology has most likely used its influence and money to obtain this permission, in fact we believe it has been going on for years. Freewinds, for those who are unfamiliar with the ship, is based in the Caribbean because if it entered US waters it would most likely be seized and condemned because of asbestos.

Scientology as we all know, does not like bad press, so it is our hope that by exposing this story here to all you Agonists, that maybe you can help us give them some. I will be sending this story to Huff, C&L and OGM, but we would really appreciate any help from you all to give it more exposure wherever you can.

Note: It seems that Sean (Paton) removed the two videos, he did inform us that he has been under a great deal of pressure from authorities and that vague threats have been made against him and others. I have reposted them both myself with the expectation they will come after me next to remove them, or request Youtube to, so watch them while you can.

Bonaire-State of emergency Part 1
Bonaire-State of emergency Part 2

Caribdude December 21, 2009 - 4:57am
Bonaire & Scientology
St.Maarten Private Eye 21st Dec 09
http://www.sxmprivateeye.com/node/18623

Scientology Freewinds Enviro Criminals?
St.Maarten Private Eye 22nd Nov 09
http://www.sxmprivateeye.com/node/18499

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Re: Bonaire - State of Emergency

Post by Sponge » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:52 am

Updates from Sean Paton at Forum Antilles this year (Latest at the top):
http://www.forumantilles.com/
..and Forum Bonaire Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/forum-bo ... 1953259878
Posted on Forum Bonaire Facebook 5th Nov 2011:
CRUISE SHIPS GOOD FOR BONAIRE?

This article gives an insight into what a cruise ship brings to the places that they visit. 3.5kg of waste per passenger per day (compared with 0.9kg from a local inhabitant), 'grey water' discharged into our oceans & harmful pollutants discharged into the air. Each cruise ship throws out more air pollution than 12,000 cars.
On a small island like Bonaire, independe...nt tests should be done on the air quality when cruise ships are docked as they sit with their engines idling & burning cheap grade fuel.
If Bonaire insists on bringing these ships to the island, they need to be restricted on number & capacity. In addition, they should pay a high premium for the privilege.

http://www.resource.uk.com/article/Wide ... Waste_ahoy
Posted on Forum Bonaire facebook: 24th Oct 2011

Still it goes on. How long has Freewinds been docking on Bonaire & dumping its toxic waste? I don't care whether these people believe in God, Allah, alien invasion or Santa Claus, they shouldn't be able to dump their waste on an island that has no infrastructure with which to treat it...
Forum Antilles
NEW VIDEO: Waste water plant update (Sep 2, 2011)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQah11kX1GM

It was a pleasure showing you the WWTP on Monday and I hope the information provided to you is useful. The budget for the WWTP was EUR 850.000 (including design and supervision). After submission of a action plan (written in 2008 Frank van Slobbe of DROB and Ramon de Leon of Stinapa) by the local government the Ministry of Internal Affairs agreed to finance the plan. The plant was built by the Ministery of Infrastructure & Environment (I&M), whom I represent. It provides the first step of sewage treatment until the larger systrem is completed and will be used after that for vacuum trucks. Paul Spiertz of MIC did the design, supervison and management. The design and contracting was approved by the local government. Frank van Slobbe is my counterpart at DROB and Peter Montanus works on the communication aspects (we made a brochure on waste water that will be spread shortly). The WWTP was constructed by Florida Aquastore and subcontrator MNO Vervat. At the moment the plant is run by MIC and we have trainees from One Man Construction (retained by WEB). We are in the start-up phase. This team will continue to run the plant (until the Wet VROM BES comes into effect (before that date, the local government doesn't have the legal means to impose sewage taxes). I&M therefore pays for this phase and is responsible for the plant until it is submitted to the local government. It is anticipated that the effluent will meet the required standards at the end of September or early Octobre. MIC will conduct test on Nitrogen, BOD, Suspended Solids and Bacteries (Paul will send you a list of parameters). We expect that the effluent can be re-used for sustainable agriculture in Octobre. Jan Jaap van Almenkerk (Wayaka) - who also assited Frank and me at the WWTP - coordinates the sustainable agriculture project at LVV and has been retained to do a pilot with goat farmers at Lac and Washington Slagbaai to prevent over grazing and erosion. Jan Jaap and Maarten Schuit also coordinate other projects for DROB, such as water containment at LVV. We are in the proces of submitting a grant application for the EU to upgrade the pilot next year. Kris Kats helps out with a soil- and watermanagement plan and watermonitoring. World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) thinks that the integral approach that we've chosen is an example for other islands world wide. We know that we still have a long way to go, but this is an important step foward. Please feel free to contact me, if you require more information.
Forum Antilles
NEW VIDEO: Water movements Bonaire (Sep 2, 2011)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiSR5SifEiE

To All concerned. On behalf of myself and Hendrik, I would like to thank you all those involved in this project for your time and energy to explain what is going on. It was refreshing to talk on a down to earth basis. And I am sure my audience will also be grateful. We have endeavored to show the real facts around this situation. The film that was so vehemently objected to by Mr.Kats will remain as the subject matter was not your system but that of the twenty million euro plan and my objections to that plan remain. Had we been given excess to the right information the misunderstanding would never have happened.

Hi Sean,

Thank you. Please note that LVV has arranged the fence to prevent access to the ditches. We are in the process of finding a solution for the construction involved with the placement of the fence.

Regards,

Jozef
Forum Antilles
Aug 2011: OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE BONAIRE WASTE WATER INTERIM FACILITY POSTPONED!

The full details of the reason why will be given later this week, however Forum Antilles was told by members of the island council that the financial situation to date was not good and that the project was running over budget. It was also stated that the proposed management company "WEB" NV was no longer willing to act in this capacity.

Hendrik Wuyts was turned away on the morning of Friday the 19th August and informed that no film crew or press would be allowed to enter the site. Forum Antilles will be monitoring this situation.
Forum Antilles
NEW VIDEO: Interim Waste Water Plant, August 19th, 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRVjpssy8Ao

Bonaire now finds itself in the very situation that was predicted by the environmentalists at the planing stage. Forum Antilles & B.I.C.E.P.S. will be pursuing the matter in the coming weeks! Your imput is needed...
Lets get the situation under control NOW.
Other info, July-August 2011 on whyweprotest.net: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... ire.89948/

Also, apparently Bonaire will get some relief from Freewinds' liquid shite when in mid December the advertised schedule changes from the usual ABC islands to St.Lucia, St.Vincent and Barbados until the end of February at least (possibly longer).
OCMB Freewinds forum in Org Patrol: viewforum.php?f=282
Another OCMB thread on Bonaire and the Toxic Freewinds: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=24015

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