Yes, this idea that someone "stopped" the deal is just a ploy to try to protect the people who kept saying it was a good idea. It collapsed under its own weight.<quoted text>
I agree with some of what you're saying, but let's please stop perpetuating the myth that MSF "stopped" the quarry deal. The sheer idiocy of the idea itself stopped the quarry deal.
The "Ho Ho deal"? What "deal" did they get? "There's the door, be out tomorrow....see you tomorrow!"