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  1. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Outlawing the 'L-word'? What about the rest?

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 03:46am by Michael Chugani

    ... off. In any case, the organisers are dreamers to think love and peace or even a knee in the groin will make Beijing buckle.   Let landfill opponents drown in their own waste Here is some advice ... This is called fighting fire with fire. Wong warned the city would soon drown in refuse unless obstructionist legislators approved funds for landfill extensions and an incinerator. Let it drown, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Educational justice for ethnic students at last

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Michael Chugani

    ... It was reported last week that half of Shenzhen's legislators and more than a million residents signed a petition against a planned landfill extension in the border town of Tuen Mun. And the reason? The landfill stinks, sending foul smells across the border. A senior Shenzhen politician and leading opponent of the landfill warned darkly of Hong Kong "lifting a rock to drop it on your own ...

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    Legislators can solve the problem of poverty

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... legislators, who prefer squabbling over such things as democracy, foul-mouthed teachers and landfill extensions. There is no pro-democracy or pro-establishment element in helping the elderly poor. ... Legco business will be frozen. It can be done. These same parties forced a delay to a landfill extension. What is more important: sucking up to the "not in my backyard" activists, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Stop talking, start giving

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... their money with them but they could go with a clean conscience.   Hair today, still hair tomorrow Tseung Kwan O residents so oppose a government proposal to extend the landfill in their district ... their rubbish? The Tseung Kwan O landfill maybe? But that would be in their backyard, and they don't like that. We suggest the government dump it outside the front doors of the protesters ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Something is rotten in the city of Hong Kong

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... overflowing landfills has been thwarted for years by our Nimby (not in my backyard) selfishness. Tseung Kwan O residents, backed by vote-seeking legislators, have rejected a government plan to expand the landfill there. And environmental nutjobs, backed by selfish "Nimby" people and vote-seeking legislators, have blocked funding for an incinerator. Not only that, the incinerator proposal ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    A departure from the norm

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... are filling up fast. Wasteful Hongkongers are among the world's top rubbish producers. The Tseung Kwan O landfill will overflow by 2016. Today, the government will ask Legco's public works subcommittee for spending approval to expand the landfills. But the pan-democrats have said they'll oppose it. The pro-establishment side is dithering. Our legislators are too gutless to offend ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    No sympathy for those who received fat commissions

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... waste, you have to get rid of it somehow? No society on earth is able to do one without the other. You need either landfills or incinerators, or both. But our lawmakers are too blinded by self-interest to see that. They fear losing votes from "not in my backyard" communities if they approve funds to extend landfills or build incinerators. They have already rejected the Tseung ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Thugs are taking over the debate for democracy

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... It already is. What other free society legislature would block something as basic as landfill extensions? Where else would obscenities hurled at the police by one school teacher become such a big ...



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