Wednesday, July 26, 2006

"Hatchet Man" Splits



After all the recent fluff and BS about giving Scotia residents the chance to fullill the "American Dream", Robert Manne has announced he's leaving.

His legacy is one of mass worker layoffs, replacing mill workers with machines, selling off company land and lame attempts to smear local residents and other political opposition.

Mannes milestones as PL president:

-Calling non-violent protesters "terrorists" and requesting homeland security funding.

-Accusation that opponents and victims of PLs environmental destruction "lead empty lives" and are jealous of PL.

-Laying off of hundreds of workers.

-Construction of new mill that requires less human workers.

-Cover up of toxic waste discovered at site of new millpond. The waste is leaching into the Eel river upstream from Rio Dells municipal water intake.

-Selling off large tracts of PL land to a Colorado firm.

8 Comments:

At 7/26/2006 02:36:00 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

I'm hoping that somebody in one of the local papers will break the story as to why he's leaving. The story's kind of vague on that point.

 
At 7/26/2006 02:53:00 PM, Blogger saf said...

Heres some speculation:

I would guess that it has something to do with the Toxic Millpond coverup and subsequent harrasment lawsuit file by the former employee who says Manne ruined his life over it.

Also, it may just be good strategy for PL managment to switch it up a little.

Maybe there is a growing discontent within PL over the Scotia annexation.

 
At 7/26/2006 11:31:00 PM, Blogger Heraldo said...

Great post, thanks for laying it out. I agree that the lawsuit over the millpond has something to do with his departure.

PL spokesperson Chuck Center also split, and his bon voyage was completely silent. Guess he couldn't stomach another bright shiny metaphor about the future of the company.

 
At 7/29/2006 09:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 8/02/2006 02:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 8/02/2006 09:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

another rat leaves the sinking ship...

 
At 8/02/2006 09:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 8/08/2006 11:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at all those deleted comments...so much for freedom of speech.
Remember, Noam Chomsky said that he would turn his power over to a fascist government, if that meant saving the environment.
Seems that there are more "green fascists" out there, and one is moderating this blog.
Freedom of speech and press means that people are free to disagree with you.

Even the posts with a link to the North Coast Earth First! website were removed...who is this moderator, and what are their true motives?

 

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