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Spectrum - June 11, 2010


Oil leak

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Posted by AnoNymous, a resident of another community
on Jun 12, 2010 at 11:57 am

C'mon, Jean McCown, are you still using that old "Community Relations" title? Far more appropriate would be "Stanford Liar-in-Chief."

Why in the world would anyone trust "your word" regarding supposed assistance to Menlo Park (particular when as vaguely-worded as "fair share"), in return for the vast degradation of the local environment in the name of Stanford's megalomaniacal vision of never-ending expansion.

And please don't regurgitate that nonsense about vast hospital expansion having the purpose of "benefiting the community." That's just absurd. The "community" in question is pretty much privately insured, and overpays your facilities so that you can choose to bring in freebie work from EPA, Guatamala, Haiti, Mexico (sorry, no need to bring those in, as the illegals are already here), and God knows where else this week.

How do I count thy lies? 5 million sq ft of new buildings with a promise for recreational trails IN THE FOOTHILLS (you know which ones I mean), not glorified bicycle paths adjacent to busy thoroughfares. Promises to retain the bicycle trail through campus which originated on Sand Hill Road near Oak.

And on and on. Each time, Stanford lawyers manage to sneak tricky languange into every agreement (and/or argue it's there when it's not, yet it makes no difference once Stanford has already benefited from the phony bargain).

Where's your next job, Jean? The Obama White House?

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Bill - on the oil leak, you can be sure that BP wold far prefer shutting down this bore and drilling into the pool with a new hole. There is no guarantee any blasting or squashing would halt the leak, and if BP is recovering salable oil, more power to them

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