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  • Winston Adams
    January 21, 2013 - 09:25

    John, you think it is funny that 'some ' people are upset over the present rate increase before the PUB. As I stated only 2 people have written the PUB to oppose the rate increase and but one request for a presentation. And you think that is too many! Perhaps our power rates are really too low and the MF and other increases will bring us up to the highest in Canda for a hydro rich province. And a 18 percent boost in Nld Power profit helps. Essentially no one opposes this. Funny indeed. Funny, funny funny. A barrell of laughts. Shocking that three people oppose this rate increase. What can we do about those brazen three, John. Lets shout for joy about the rate increase. Well deserved increase. haven't had one in what ... six months? just six more increases to come at only 8 percent each time. Hope your around John to praise each one. LOL. LMAO.

  • John Smith
    January 20, 2013 - 10:10

    Once Emera builds the cable, and honors their other commitments I could care less what they do with the power. It matters not to me. Funny how some people are upset about the present increase before the PUB, yet the 70% increase we have seen over the past 10-15 years seems not to matter at all. The only hope we have to stop these never ending increases is to get Muskrat going as fast as we can.

    • Scott Free
      January 21, 2013 - 09:43

      John, I've been thinking....could you be RR? Didn't you get your cushy appointment? or are you holding out for a bigger plum?

  • Winston Adams
    January 19, 2013 - 10:49

    Russell, as many things do fall into your bin each day, I had hoped you might raise the issue that no one, almost , is concerned about paying higher electricity rates. As of Jan 15, the PUB received only 2 letters opposing the increases, and but one request for a presentation. I guess this is not news worthy, not like whether Foster came out enough. Your interest , you say, is in the language used, like Emera's boss' language of whether they are really committed to Muskrat Falls. Interesting how one can connect Muskrat Falls with Foster's coming out. But language is , as you say, important. Like is a 7.9 domestic rate increase 7.2 percent? Is a average rate decrease of 1 percent for small to medium business really a increase? Is a 28 percent decrease for larger consumers using more energy really encouraging a culture of conservation? Is investing less than 1 percent of sales revenue into efficieny saving for consumers really a reasonabe contribution to help customers reduce energy bills? Is selecting efficiency options that merely shift the load to heating really give worthwhile savings to the consumer? The language used in the Nfld Power application in all these issued are critical to them getting want they want without challenge. A professional, like yiurself, could have a field day with the language in this Application. Who would expect that language could be used so effectively, in what is mostly dry material. Check it out, and enlighten the population of the real meaning of what is being said, and what is proposed to happen..

  • Petertwo
    January 19, 2013 - 08:52

    Yes Russel, this was my read on her speech too. I've always liked Jodie Foster as an actor, she has depth and I think her speech showed that. As far as her, or anyone's, sexual orientation is concerned that is their personal and private business. I wonder how many others reporting read into something rather than read what is actually being said by the individual, spoken or written? Functionally illiterate or just plain envious? It seems actors in general are open targets for anything and it is about time they stood up for their privacy. They work just like anyone else, they do not have steady work, they are highly paid but only commensurate with their box office appeal. What really ticks me off with the US press is the way they go after their children, that is low and disgusting.