|Before & After Source: Wordpress.com|
I also (falsely it turns out) assumed that I’d literally be the ODD MAN OUT, the leper, surrounded by bigoted people so totally invested in desalination as to be inflexible, perhaps even belligerent and bellicose towards a protectionist like myself. Thrown to the wolves. I honestly thought I’d be by far the most unwelcome guest in the room, albeit a full paying one.
Go to this link for the presentations that CalDesal has posted at its website:
| "Desal Role in a Balanced Portfolio": Moderator Kevin Price|
R-L Seated: Mike Dunbar, Paul S., Bob Yamada and Bill Kocher
|Mesa Water District GM Paul Schoenberger|
Ironic Source: John Earl
|"Desalination Science" Panel: Standing Tom Pankratz|
R to L Seated: Phil Lauri, Gary Crisp, Dr. Scott Jenkins & Dr. Dave Meyer
|Scott Maloni of Poseidon|
|Karl Seckel in his element(s)|
Source: SOCOD archives
|Huntington Beach John (The Duke of Desalination) Earl |
Photo by Yours Truly
Environmental confrontations can become long, protracted and bitter polarizing disputes. If readers don't know it, the unwritten rule is that everyone pretty much follows the "Hard on issues, soft on people" aphorism. Keep on the subject, personal ad hominem attacks should be avoided lest they sidetrack or diminish.
John and his Huntington Beach, "self-annointed posse comitatus" don't honor that tradition, so neither will I herein. They have cast, unleashed a tidal wave of aspersions directed towards Paul and Shawn that, if they were lesser, low-class types, would have resulted in gags or restraining orders plus massive awards via slander and libel suits. John and his BFF don't care a whit about destroying lives or careers, it's all about getting attention and online celebrityhood
|Joe Geever The Sailor Man|
Source: Surf City Voice
|Joe's Uncle No?|
Wonder how many billable hours that incurred? I guess being theSF rep means never having to say you're sorry or apologize.
|Surfrider Foundation Board Meeting? |
Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing?
Joe admitted that the SF outsources their legal and biological consultant work for desalination, paid non-employee advisors and then billed the CPUC at the going rate ($450/hour). And he said that the SF supported the Monterey project---Hey, you would too if it made your NGO over 1/2 of a million $$$. Strange definition of support, looks like vice-versa, desal is supporting the SF.
The incredible influx of illegal aliens of all colors coupled with that growth curve has a carrying capacity (a definite upper limit) regarding non-renewable natural resources. Simple biological constructs can tell you that yet these Siamese twins are the unacknowledged gorillas in the room. Have anyone ever seen or heard of NGOs like the SF acknowledge this controversial yet actual reality?
|"Desalination Implementation Challenges": Standing Paul Findley|
Seated R to L: Dawn Guendert, Joe Monaco, Jeff Mosher and Ron Wildermuth
Not one panelist, not one regulator, not one person other than Joe Geever among the attendees I met believed that desalination won’t have some role to play in the world’s future portfolio.