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A scary tale of how NOT to do things

A scary tale of how NOT to do things

Postby Merry » Dec 1st, 2017, 6:24 pm

"In a world swathed in political correctness, the voting booth remains the final sanctuary where the people are free to speak" - Clifford Orwin
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Re: A scary tale of how NOT to do things

Postby maryjane48 » Dec 1st, 2017, 8:24 pm

Merry wrote:This article is worth a read:
http://nationalpost.com/feature/how-sol ... d97f56ff80

The lesson from your link is the harper govt took advantage by allowingvthe huge loan with no.plan . It wasnt solar power as,it states in the link .it was the lsck of a plan and being forced to make huge payments back to govt

In the mob its called loan sharking
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Re: A scary tale of how NOT to do things

Postby Merry » Dec 2nd, 2017, 12:25 am

Much as I disliked Harper, it's an oversimplification to blame the entire debacle on him alone. There were many contributors to this mess, not just one.
"In a world swathed in political correctness, the voting booth remains the final sanctuary where the people are free to speak" - Clifford Orwin

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Re: A scary tale of how NOT to do things

Postby Smurf » Dec 2nd, 2017, 6:20 am

I would say this is a tale of how governments at any level and even the BCUC should be very careful how they get involved in projects that they know little about. Even North Shore power was too small and did not have the expertise to look after such a project. It sounds like the snake oil salesmen and their cronies pulled the wool over their eyes and ran with pretty well everything before they even realized it. These type of things need to be run by people experienced in the business with the acumen in every aspect not just finances or whatever. You have to know and understand the whole picture and obviously no one here did." If it looks too good to be true it usually is".
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have of changing others.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes their way.

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Re: A scary tale of how NOT to do things

Postby hobbyguy » Dec 2nd, 2017, 3:05 pm

Yup, the "green energy" snake oil hucksters got 'em good.

It started as a subsidy mining scheme, and when the subsidy went from $.80/kWh to $.64/kWh and then down from there (what lunatic politician dreamed up THAT scheme??) and the power company said "you're nuts", it all fell apart. Then the other so called "green energy" hucksters moved in and stole the rest.

If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Most of the "green energy" pitched is just snake oil.
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Louis D. Brandeis

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Re: A scary tale of how NOT to do things

Postby JagXKR » Dec 5th, 2017, 10:59 am

Greenies are the most myopic creatures on the planet.
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.

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