Mr Bond takes on “Futureye”

STT is not only a keen consumer and user of language – we have been on the lookout for abuses such as Climate Spectator’s claim that the wind is no longer “intermittent”.

STT also loves to get behind the tactics used by wind weasels and the parasites that support them.

In our post “RATCH – get your hands off our pumpkin patch – Part 2” we included an email from Nick Valentine – one of Thai outfit, RATCH’s “ambassadors” who is paid to “win hearts and minds” at Collector in NSW.

In his email – which fell straight out of the wind industry playbook – Mr Valentine attempted to set up a one-on-one meeting with Lizzy Granger so that he could “discuss Lizzy’s concerns”.

In that post we gave the goon’s favourite term – “concerns” – a fair workout – noting that “concerns” are what little old ladies have for the safety of their pet cat, “Tiddles” when he has managed to get himself stuck in a tree.

In one of our recent posts about the skulduggery taking place on King Island we reported on the “ambassador” Tasmanian Hydro has plonked on the island – no doubt for the purposes of dealing with the very serious “concerns” raised by Islanders there.

We predicted – with some confidence and not without foundation – that Tasmanian Hydro’s ambassador will offer to meet Islanders one-on-one in their homes over cups of tea.

Where, with soothing words, they’ll be told that the noise from turbines will meet the toughest standards in the world; they’ll be told about the hundreds of jobs that will come to the Island (never mind that the crane drivers will all be Irish and the rest will be seasoned Transfield workers from the Mainland); that they will buy them a new fire truck, new footy jumpers and otherwise promise them the earth.

We also predict that their ambassador is highly unlikely to front a group tooled up with information about the greatest fraud in Australian history; and ready to pump him about just who pays for their homes when they can no longer live in them; or for their farms and dairies when they can no longer work them.

Well, it seems that a number of the leading wind weasels have enlisted the support of a shadowy group called “Futureye”.

Our top man at MI6 previously neutralised a Russian outfit running a system called “Goldeneye”, so we contacted M to investigate this latest threat to British democracy.

M Dame-Judi-Dench

Thanks STT – we’d not heard of “Futureye” but they
must be stopped at all costs. We’ll send our best man at once.

****

After a brief detour through the Caribbean and Paris, Bond was closing in fast on the scent.

His first clues came from a laptop found on the Paris Metro – which showed Futureye’s connections with Acciona, Pacific Hydro, Union Fenosa, Hydro Tasmania and, of course, the Clean Energy Council.

Bond, frustrated the laptop wouldn’t reveal its innermost secrets about just what Futureye is up to took the machine to Q – who managed to crack the code in an instant.

Daniel Craig;Ben Whishaw

Bond, you do realise that Acciona are sitting on over
$80 million in RECs that belong to the Commonwealth?

****

The data spewed forth like lava from a volcano.

Futureye was set up to help organisations earn a “social licence” to operate that resolves existing conflicts and averts future issues.  It works with organisations to engage with stakeholders and communities to improve their social performance and communicate with the public in a way that enhances their reputation and protects their operations from political and regulatory risks well into the future.

Q observed that earning “a social licence” apparently means not only understanding “outrage” but actively suppressing it.

Bond – a frequent subject of psychological torture – grew uneasy at what the files revealed next.

The techniques employed by Futureye when it “deals” with outrage are very different to those used in traditional public relations.  Shadowy stuff, indeed.

Futureye’s manifesto says that businesses:

“need to understand the concerns of the community and address any underlying issues that have the potential to fuel outrage in the future.  A large part of outrage mitigation is therefore about listening and acknowledging the views of a small group of highly involved stakeholders.”

Bond noted the code word “concerns” but his interest still wasn’t sated – this told him what they do but not how they do it – in the cloak and dagger world occupied by the enemies of British democracy – how the crime is committed, is just as important as why.

Q dug deeper to learn that:

“a large part of outrage management is about listening and acknowledging the concerns of the community to calm any anger surrounding an issue and enable a more rational discussion about the facts to take place.  Outrage management achieves this by putting aside the technical components of an issue until the emotional sides of it have been addressed.”

Bond was just a little unnerved at the mention of – “outrage management”.

What are these people up to?  Is there some kind of electronic mind scrambler involved?

Bond reminded himself of the way his former Russian adversaries used chemicals to bring about the desired mental responses from an outraged British agent – sometimes with horrific side-effects.  Or do they simply attack the family jewels?  007 shuddered at the thought.

Casino Royale Torture

You may well have an Arts Degree with a Masters in Psychology –
but you’ll never break me – Futureye.

****

The last file took Q just a little longer to open but was the revelation that – for Bond – made perfect sense.

The reason the likes of Pac Hydro, Acciona, Hydro Tasmania and the Clean Energy Council have joined forces with Futureye is that when:

“businesses or industries find themselves besieged by outrage, they become vulnerable to political and regulatory forces.  Control over their future is ripped straight from their hands and placed squarely in those of politicians and regulators forced to respond to the public’s concerns.”

Heaven forbid – politicians might respond directly to the outrage of those that vote them in and out of office.  To Bond – Futureye’s mission is clear – it’s been set up to prevent democracy from occurring at all costs.

Bond had more than enough to go on – so faster than you can say “Qantas” – he was on his way to Cape Bridgewater where a local agent had spotted Futureye’s operatives tailing locals there – locals who have been more than just a little “outraged” by Pac Hydro’s wind farm since it started operating in 2008.

When 007 arrived he found that Futureye’s top people had been sent in – but they made damn sure they were never seen in the same place as their Pac Hydro masters.  A sensible ploy to avoid being associated with those truly responsible for local outrage – Bond thought – clever, indeed.

Futureye’s operatives were hard at it – using all of their considerable espionage skills.

Skills – like making sure that they only meet people where they are most vulnerable – in the kitchens and living rooms of their homes – and forcing their subjects to brew tea and break out the Tim Tams – usually reserved for truly special guests.  Badgering victims to act hospitably to their interrogators was a clever twist Bond had never seen before in all his years as an agent in her Majesty’s Secret Service.

From a surveillance point nearby, Bond saw that Futureye had pulled in a few of Cape Bridgewater’s “serial complainers” for questioning – a tense psychological game of cat and mouse followed.

Futureye’s agents pressed and pressed until the locals blurted out their “concerns”.

For almost 5 years they have been belted constantly by incessant low frequency turbine noise, air and ground borne vibration and enormous blade generated air pressure variations which together cause head and ear pressure sensations, sleep deprivation and other recognised adverse health effects.

Their homes are practically unliveable but they do not have the financial resources to move – and if they were to sell their homes they will suffer capital losses in the order of 40% of the pre-wind farm value of their properties.  Dark times, indeed.

Bond cross-referenced the stories told by the subjects of Futureye’s interrogations with MI6 files located here, here and here.

And what makes their outrage even more palpable is that all of this continues under the nose of the Victorian Planning Minister – code name “Guy” – who has never provided a certificate of compliance to Pac Hydro.

Bond – not afraid to employ whatever method is required – was uncharacteristically incensed that Pac Hydro – like its Spanish counterpart, Acciona – has been collecting millions of dollars worth of RECs – notwithstanding that its Cape Bridgewater operation is in breach of its planning consent and has been for well over 4 years.

007 – realising by this stage he was well out of his depth – reported in to M about the sinister dealings taking place Downunder.

Never one to rest – M – immediately put 2 of her best anti-wind scam agents on the case – Madigan (code name “Ballarat”) and Schultz (code name “Hume”).

Ballarat and Hume have already cracked the REC fraud code used by the Spaniards at Waubra – they should have no trouble pulling the union super funded Pac Hydro to heel.

With Futureye’s plans to subvert the course of Australian democracy exposed, the future of the Commonwealth is now assured.  But it was, as they say, a “close run thing”.

Her Majesty and her Australian subjects say: “Thank you, Mr Bond”.

skyfall-james-bond-roof

A job well done – Futureye’s plans to destroy democracy thwarted.

About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.

Comments

  1. Same thing is happening here in Ontario, Canada. It seems that OUTRAGE is not so easily handled as they once thought!!!

  2. martin hayles says:

    Well, well, well STT. At first I thought Futureye was metaphorical and you were pulling the proverbial, but I see they actually exist.
    Joseph Goebbels would be proud. I now understand even better why the parasitic, rentseeking morons at Suzlon/ RePower have been so polite , when I have been less so.
    “Outrage management”! What a pearler! I also understand why they gave up attempting a dialogue with me after our first “conversation”. These clowns are limited in their intellect, but they do have some cleverly crafted rat cunning.
    It appears after a group think tank, Kallis, Sgardellis, McFarlane and Judd realised there was no chance of managing this “receptors” outrage, and nor will they ever.
    The end is nigh for these leeches.

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  2. […] by Brian and its many other Cape Bridgewater victims was to call in crack spin doctors, “Futureye” in an effort to quell a brewing PR disaster. That effort at managing “community […]

  3. […] “Futureye” calls it “billable units”; Nick Valentine aka “Frank Bestic” calls wallowing in it “a great day at the office”; but those whose boots are covered in it on a daily basis, call it for what it is: “wind industry bullshit”. […]

  4. […] looked at how wind weasels call in pros like “Futureye” – when community outrage gets beyond their own spin doctors and […]

  5. […] ALL REASONABLE PEOPLE stopped listening to wind weasels and their apologists long ago – it’s now about “outrage management” – a job for “Futureye”. […]

  6. […] When “community outrage” gets “out of control” headquarters can always call in “Futureye“. […]

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  8. […] battle for Silverton is on – and AGL – champion dissemblers when it comes to managing community “outrage” are trying to win local hearts and minds, using the twaddle pitched up by the Victorian Health Dept […]

  9. […] only they’d called “Futureye” they might have suppressed all that pesky local outrage without the need to lay the boot […]

  10. […] courage when it came to fronting a big crowd of vocal locals – no doubt there’s a job for “Futureye” in […]

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