Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mine Your Own Business to be screened in Modesto

'MINE YOUR OWN BUSINESS': Modesto Junior College's Civic Engagement Project will present a film and panel discussion on mining in Romania and farming in the Central Valley on Thursday. The screening of "Mine Your Own Business," will begin at 7 p.m. in Forum 110, east campus of MJC, 435 College Ave. Organizers said the film uses examples of environmentalists' attempts to close down mines in Europe, Africa, and South America to make the broader claim that environmentalists' actions unwittingly increase poverty and environmental degradation. A panel discussion that will follow will center on environmental activism with respect to the Central Valley. Among the topics discussed will be whether "environmental activism" increases poverty and even environmental degradation in the central valley. Panelists are Brad Barker, president-elect of the Stanislaus County Sierra Club, Michel Etchebarne, first vice president of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau and Gary A. Patton, executive director of the Planning and Conservation League in Sacramento. Bill Anelli will be the moderator.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Film Makers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer spoke at the annual State Policy Network in Portland, Maine.

Over 350 people packed a lunchtime talk by McAleer and McElhinney where they also saw excerpts from Mine Your Own Business.

Blogger Dreckless was there:

Mine Your Own Business

While attending a conference here in Maine, we screened a movie entitled Mine Your Own Business. Directed by Irish filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, it looks at the dark side of environmentalism by traveling to some of the world’s most economically challenged areas and talking to some of the world’s poorest people about how western environmentalists are campaigning to keep them in poverty because they think their way of life is quaint.

Without question, it is the hardest-hitting, most effective expose of the hypocrisy, arrogance, condescension, and selfishness of the environmental movement I have ever viewed.

Some of the footage they obtained of liberals from the World Wildlife Fund and like-minded organizations is shocking in what it reveals about the liberal mind.

The directors shared with us the challenges they faced in so effectively exposing the environmentalists – including a number of death threats which were so serious that the police became involved.

Mine Your Own Business asks the hard questions of the environmental movement and exposes it for what it is.

I obtained a DVD of the movie and strongly recommend you do, too. Everyone should see this film.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Standing ovation for Film Maker

Film Maker Ann McElhinney received a standing ovation at a packed Americans For Prosperity summit in Washington DC.

McElhinney was speaking about environmentalism and told of her experiences as a film maker documenting the excesses of the environmental movement.

There was standing room only as over 500 people heard about Mine Your Own Business and the dark side of the environmental movement.

Speaking after most of the Republican Presidential candidates had addressed (and mostly unimpressed) the crowd McElhinney was the only speaker to receive a standing ovation.

"You should run for president," shouted one audience member as Mc Elhinney spoke.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Ann McElhinney to speak at prestigious event in DC

Ann McElhinney director and producer of Mine Your Own Business has been invited to speak at Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s 1,000-Strong “Defending the American Dream Summit” other speakers include US Presidential candidates Sen. John McCain ,Sam Brownback, Rudy Giuliani, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson. McElhinney will be speaking on Friday, October 5th 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC (East Room)