In the most shameful media blitz, the public process of commenting on significant and adverse impacts in the scoping process on GPT I believe was sabotaged in Ferndale on Thursday. Paid workers were sent out early in the morning to seize the speaking spots before many concerned local citizens could get a place in line. Hundreds of troubled local people, in the majority by the start of the hearing, were unable to make appropriate scoping comments. If you read between the lines on the highly paid spin doctor behind this travesty (paid for by SSA Marine), Smith and Stark (smithandstark.com), it appears to me that they claim they can dupe the necessary power brokers, puppeteer the media, manipulate any data to support corporate interests, and stage-manage factions to serve as corporate patsies. Check for yourself. Is this Democracy or corporate manipulation?