District 4 Board of Supervisors Contest Chapter Oneby Robert Harris on Jul. 24, 2012, under copper mining, National Forest, politics, Rosemont copper
There are times when writing a blog concerning politics that the subject matter is so convoluted and the incident so involved that one particular subject will take several articles. The race concerning District 4 of the County Board of Supervisors is just such a subject. For today’s section we’re going to take up the subject concerning the local news and a particular Corporation, which locally goes by the name of Rosemont copper Corporation and Supervisor Ray Carroll and newcomer Sean Collins.
There are always two sides to a coin, two interpretations of any subject, two views on any information. So today, we restrict ourselves to a video that was furnished to Sean Collins which he has placed on his Facebook account. The video was furnished by Jeff Parker with the comment of, ” Thank you Sean, for standing up for the small business people in Pima County by throwing your hat in the ring. It seems we’re just too small for Mr. Carroll to concern himself with.” This video was produced during a “ROAST” of Rosemont Copper Corporation.
As a contributing factor to the description of Rosemont copper and the news agencies of Tucson, one must also take into account the incident where Rod Pace and Dan Ryan claimed that Rosemont copper Corporation was the number two tourist attraction in the state of Arizona. They bought television time to broadcast that exaggerated, ridiculous, asinine comment and as far as I can determine no legitimate news agency called them on the lie. This fact is easy to corroborate, I believe there still may be a copy of the video link on the Rosemont website. Of course after this article they may take it down. So when Supervisor Carroll talks about the news agencies selling out for the dollar then there appears to be a legitimate point. In the flyer for the event on May 21, 2010, there was a comment of “Poke Fun at Rosemont Copper’s Misleading Marketing” and I repeat “It was a roast.”
The individual who furnished the video, Jeff Parker, is that the same Jeff Parker that is , Director of Community and Environmental Affairs for BHP Billiton ? If so I wonder how he describes BHP as a “small company”? It is extremely difficult to find out information of who posts on Facebook, YouTube, or newspaper article comments. I am still striving to find out if Jeff Parker is the Jeff Parker of BHP Billiton. If so it would appear the copper companies are starting to cooperate in an attempt to intimidate our County Supervisor. For those who do not know BHP is an Australian company, and Rosemont copper Corporation is 100% owned by a Canadian company.
Stay tuned for the continuing saga of District 4, Arizona, Pima County and Rosemont Copper