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  • Billy Maguire
    August 20, 2012 - 13:36

    THANK GOD Russell was able to avail of this opportunity to get in another dig at George Bush.

  • Jonesism
    August 20, 2012 - 08:04

    Nasty? Really? You're only noticing that now? I suggest you try reading some of Jones previous columns and you'll see how he has contributed to the "tone of the debate". It's interesting that you can see it in one letter from someone criticizing Jones but you are blind to it in Jones' columns.

  • yes b'y
    August 19, 2012 - 16:08

    marshell comments are out to lunch. Mrf's is nothing but a politicial boodoggle. Marshall has hit plausible deinability rite on the head. Its sad really, for someone to get out of politiic's on comments like that.

  • EDfromRED
    August 19, 2012 - 13:54

    The minority who have the money and power and their lackey's (politicians) don't give a damn how much Muskrat Falls will cost us. They'll laugh all the way to the bank. Send their kids to mainland private schools away from us riff raff, and retire to Florida and where they will host the cronies who got them loaded. It seems like the provinces business leaders and current PC lapdogs, laugh at us ignorant masses who are put here on Earth to serve at their whims

  • EDfromRED
    August 19, 2012 - 13:47

    The minority who have the money and power and their lackey's (politicians) don't give a damn how much Muskrat Falls will cost us. They'll laugh all the way to the bank. Send their kids to mainland privite schools away from us riff raff, and retire to Florida and where they will host the cronies who got them loaded. It seems like the provinces business leaders and current PC lapdogs, laugh at us ignorant masses who are put here on Earth to serve at their whims.

  • Anon
    August 19, 2012 - 10:18

    Nah b'ys let's just burn oil for the next thousand years. Clearly we have an unlimited supply of it. Just look at all the six-wheel trucks drivin' around.

  • Pierre Neary
    August 18, 2012 - 10:51

    Russell, Completely agree.I read the letter and had some of the same thoughts. Dissappointed in the Minister for sure. Me thinks Mr. Williams has rubbed off on Mr. Marshall.

  • Brad Cabana
    August 18, 2012 - 10:03

    Exactly right Russell. "Yer either with us or you are a baby-killing, Quebec loving traitor who cares not for the province." Its the terrible byproduct of extreme nationalism gone very badly. As you say, nobody holds the title of being the only one looking out for the province. Marshall's radio comments that only "smart" opinions are needed on Muskrat are in the same vein. Which would be fine if it were only "them" paying for it...

  • Richard
    August 18, 2012 - 09:03

    People who oppose Muskrat Falls in its current form do so because they do knot want to see their province crippled with debt, and with no one to pay for its construction costs other than burdened elderly rate-payers or the next three dwindling generations of taxpayers. It's not about wanting to see Newfoundland fail, it's about wanting to make sure it doesn't squander an opportunity to succeed.

  • I am not against the Muskrat Falls Project being developed if it is viable on its own accord.
    August 18, 2012 - 08:47

    I am not against the Muskrat Falls Project being developed if it is viable on its own accord. I have been waiting for the Lower Churchill to be developed for years so that our province could benefit economically from it. The developers of the proposed Muskrat Falls Project, it appears, want the hydro consumers of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to bear the complete financial burden and risks of the development. It appears the developers and NALCOR want Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to accept sight-unseen the final figure in guesstimate form, with the terrifying clause added that there will be "cost overruns". I have heard :cost-overrun" figures touted anywhere from $ 2 Billion dollars to $6 Billion more than the $6.2 Billion that it was originally scheduled to cost. Are the developers and NALCOR out of their minds to expect us to accept such a loose figure? I heard an Ottawa Bureaucrat on Talk Radio yesterday suggesting that wages will have to come down in this province so as to compete with the wages of the United States, in the meantime everything we are to consume here is going up exponentially, for instance our Hydro energy invoices have gone up quite a bit this year. Our Telecommunications services invoices (Internet, Telephone and Television bundle) have taken a 40% hike (mine has gone from $99 to $152 with less telephone minutes) over the past year, no doubt, a present of the of the creative accounting that Sector has adopted through the method of giving short term promotions in order to raise the cost to the consumer on their invoices for services. Then there are the Mining companies and the province of Nova Scotia waiting in the wings waiting to get cheap energy to run their operations, while the hydro consumer of our province will be dinged with the exorbitant kilowatt hour price that it will cost to bring the project to complete development.

  • Winston Adams
    August 18, 2012 - 08:06

    Do we need the power? You refer to modelling for power need forecasting. Remember that Manitoba Hydro reported that Nalcor doesn't use best methods for forecasting as they don't use end modelling. This allows then to ignore efficient heating technology which reduces electricity consumption by 60 percent without rationing, and to promote silly ineffective things that is a joke, so that other jurisdictions are 10 times more progressive in this to stabilize electricity costs.