- November 15, 2011 - 20:44
This is an ingenious way for the politicians, bureacrats, lawyers, engineering consultants and, of course, the blessed innu to all dip their beaks into the Hibernai money pit and suck on it for years. The land made famous for ir's sporadic 'home-run' swing (and miss) of an economic strategy, instead of slowly, boringly, steadily tapping out a few boring singles to see what might develop. Well, here it finally is --- the bottom of the 9th....let's give 'er one last mighty, eyes-closed swing for the fence...and all you lucky ones: enjoy our money.
- Maurice E. Complainer
- November 15, 2011 - 18:12
Wow. 2 articles on muskrat falls and no "John Smith" to the rescue. I see he's been replaced by "Tom White" who makes the save. Well I feel better already.
- Tom White
- November 16, 2011 - 12:09
Haha what? Good job on embracing the new title. You and David Vardy - crying for attention. Alzheimer's is knocking on the door.
- W BAgg
- November 15, 2011 - 15:10
What competitors Tom White?
- Tom White
- November 16, 2011 - 12:13
I used the wrong word, Wally. They are keeping certain information from the public so that they can negotiate properly.
- William Daniels
- November 15, 2011 - 14:17
This deals stinks more and more every day. Our money needs to stop going to Nalcor today !!
- Sick of being treated as brainless subjects
- November 15, 2011 - 10:58
Yes indeed what is printed above is as Clear as Mud! Are we not willing to learn from our past incompetent dealings on the development of our Natural Resources? The people are saying enough is enough and we want honesty put into the systems that govern our natural resource developments, but it seems those who have their minds set on creatng a legacy for themselves, no matter how bad it is for the province and its people are wanting to forge ahead come Hell or High Water. And yes I have a question on Cost Overruns on any Contract, aren't Cost Overruns like having a licence to print money? The province of Newfoundland and Labrador needs to set up an Anti-corruption Commission, like the Government of Quebec has done which has uncovered a lot of corruption in their Construction Industry!
- W Bagg
- November 15, 2011 - 09:52
Contestant 1: "Pat, I'd like to but a vowel, an E" Pat: "Vanna, are there any E's?" Pat: "Sorry no E's just lots of a**es"
- Cyril Rogers
- November 15, 2011 - 09:29
This is precisely the problem, Mr. Wangersky. NALCOR wants us to accept its assertions on faith but won't give the public any details as to what the cost of other options would be. It does not tell us if any of these options can be used to boost power production on the island, if needed. Would such gas turbines to be installed at Holyrood, as part of that facility? I do know that gas prices are in the range of an equivalent of about $40 U.S per barrel of oil and there is an abundance of gas so prices are unlikely to rise rapidly for many years yet.
- Tom White
- November 15, 2011 - 08:52
Here he goes again! Russell's relentless attack on Nalcor continues. It's okay to be a critic, but this seems like a full blown disease. Calm down, Russell. Write something positive about the company. They are normal people working in normal jobs. They are not Al-Qaeda. They are withholding certain information to keep information from competitors - it is not a tactic to misinform the "open line" crowd. "Open line" and The Telegram can take care of the misinformation part. I should take this chance to say hello to Maurice E. Complainer. I'm sure he's posted here already.
- November 15, 2011 - 08:29
Agreed. There can be no legitimate purpose for refusing to disclose what is essentially a quote on equipment required for upgrading Holyrood from low grade oils to LNG. The PUB, and if necessary the courts, should decide what if any redactions are justified. Although I have not yet read any of the documents posted, it appears that the message being sent by this particular redaction is that NALCOR wishes to complicate any effort by intervenors and/or the general public to question NALCOR's asertion that Muskrat is cheaper than converting Holyrood to gas. I don't think strategies of this type will succeed. They will only cast further doubt on the integrity of the review process.
- Scott Free
- November 15, 2011 - 07:52
NALCOR has become the lovechild of that secret society known as the Tory Party of NL.