Letters, Feb. 17: ‘Is the PMO keeping you quiet on Texas energy?’
IT’S A CONSPIRACY
Does anyone else find it interesting that most of the Texas wind power completely cratered during the big winter storm in the U.S. and people are freezing to death? It seems that in severe weather conditions, wind and solar was completely useless as the solar panels were covered with snow and the windmills froze up just when they were most needed. The unusual part of this is there is not a mention of this in the media. Are you operating based upon whatever the PMO tells you not to print or is it your bias against the oil industry that keeps you from bringing this to people’s attention? Do we have to wait until we are all freezing in the dark to get your attention. No wonder the news industry is in trouble.
(Damn it, how did you find out about that? Seriously, do you really believe we are trying to keep that quiet?)
THAT’S NOT HELPING
So, the federal government is trying to pacify the oil and gas industry with a stimulus package in the form of incentives to abandon and remediate oil and gas wells. How can this be considered a stimulus? This is analogous to a stimulus for COVID recovery in the form of incentives to buy coffins for potential COVID victims and provide money for landscaping in graveyards. To call the incentive to abandon wells a “stimulus package” is another insult to the oil and gas industry.
(Welcome to the green charade.)
The killing of Canadian aviation is now complete. Instead of buying De Havilland aircraft that are made here for search and reconnaissance needs, we buy an aircraft from Airbus for $2.4 billion. We then allow Bombardier to borrow $6 billion in total costs from the rest of Canada (think outright theft), to develop the A220 and then give the entire program to Airbus for nothing! I guess writing that cheque would inconvenience some French speakers. Thirty years in aviation and I thought that the Avro Arrow was the worst part of our aviation history. Disgusting.
(Governments creating winners and losers is never a good idea.)
In response to Larry Cantrel’s letter ‘Nice Job.’ I’m sure firefighters are not going to ask you what you think of them when they are cutting your sorry (butt) out of a crushed car or dragging you out of a burning building or comforting your wife when your baby has just died of SIDS. The shift change is also to help people, like yourself, to limit the spread of COVID-19. It used to be said, “Don’t Cry, Apply”. Maybe people who think it’s a cushy job are the people who have applied but couldn’t cut the mustard. Our firefighters respond to emergencies on a daily basis. Thank God there are more people who are grateful for their service than people who are not. Have a nice day in your safe home free from PTSD.
JIM BARBARO SR.
(Thank you for your service.)
BOOT HIM OUT!
What’s the difference between Coun. Joe Magliocca and a K-9 dog? The K-9 dog screws up, gets a quick correction and immediately gets back on attention doing its task. Magliocca on the other hand screws up, doesn’t get the correction (swift kick) and does not own up to his errors.
(Calgarians have every right to be disgusted by this whole situation.)