* Ontario needs to wake up. The “green” menace is stalking.
- The Swedish retail giant IKEA announced yesterday it will invest $4.6-million to install 3,790 solar panels on three Toronto area stores, giving IKEA the electric-power-producing capacity of 960,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year. According to IKEA, that’s enough electricity to power 100 homes. Amazing development. Even more amazing is the economics of this project. Under the Ontario government’s feed-in-tariff solar power scheme, IKEA will receive 71.3¢ for each kilowatt of power produced, which works out to about $6,800 a year for each of the 100 hypothetical homes. Since the average Toronto home currently pays about $1,200 for the same quantity of electricity, that implies that IKEA is being overpaid by $5,400 per home equivalent.
- Each year, IKEA will receive $684,408 under Premier Dalton McGuinty’s green energy monster — for power that today retails for about $115,000.
The European green model that the glo-bull warming fools want us to follow is collapsing under the strain of high unemployment, high electricity rates, increasing CO2 emissions (which does virtually nothing) and public distaste and Ontario and idiot polticians like Ignatieff want to adopt the same model. Just think of Toronto… they might elect Smitherman their new mayor. No wonder Rob Ford is so popular.
Related again and again: Overestimate fueled state's landmark diesel law – sfgate.com
- The pollution estimate in question was too high – by 340 percent, according to the California Air Resources Board, the state agency charged with researching and adopting air quality standards.
Editor’s note: I could post related stories all day on this issue.
* I guess if you live in an affluent neighbourhood the province listens.
- The surprise announcement on Thursday marks a victory for local residents, who complained that the 900-megawatt,gas-fired power station would be too close to neighbouring homes and schools and pose health and safety risks. But it also leaves in tatters Premier Dalton McGuinty’s pledge that he won’t tolerate the “not-in-my-backyard” attitude of opponents to green-energy projects, his flagship job-creation initiative.
Meanwhile these people are ignored… Wind Concerns Ontario
* If you come to Canada you need to become more like me… not the other way around
- Instead, Canada needs to refocus the debate, and have the courage to build a successful society around the concept of citizenship.
- Canadians should not be afraid to articulate – to the native-born and to newcomers – a sense of what defines the country and the idea that citizenship brings with it responsibilities, not just rights.
- Immigrants come because they see Canada as a beacon of opportunity and freedom – values that shouldn’t be lost in an endless discussion about the accommodation of differences. Canada cannot replicate their homelands, nor should it strive to.
This story comes from The Globe & Mail. Shocking isn’t it?
* Give me two tickets in steerage.
Learning the words to 'Nearer My God To Thee' is a must for this voyage.
Editors note: The link just above is from the movie ‘A Night To Remember‘, which is a much better ‘Titanic’ film than that piece of fiction by James Cameron.
- Americans are divided over whether President Barack Obama or his predecessor has performed better in the White House, according to a new national poll.
- By 47 to 45 percent, Americans say Obama is a better president than George W. Bush. But that two point margin is down from a 23 point advantage one year ago.
- “Democrats may want to think twice about bringing up former President George W. Bush’s name while campaigning this year,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
To answer the 2 questions… yes. The CNN computer that posted this story self-destructed.
* I have a feeling this story will die quickly in the US MSM. Imagine if a Republican called Nancy Pelosi a whore?
Do you see the spin in the storyline? “An associate of Jerry Brown”… it is quite obviously Jerry Brown making the comment, but the left wing LA Times just can’t be honest.
* Maybe it’s because of the death and the bodies being crushed and the religious fanaticism.
* How to cook a turkey.
How not to cook a turkey.
* I really don’t know what to think of this. While it is extremely creative… it also takes license with the sacred… Pink Floyd. (h/t PB)
Today on ‘Deep Cuts & Lost Classics’ we go into bayou country for a little bit of swamp rock? I mean, exactly how do you pinpoint the musical genre of ‘Dr. John‘? He has had hits like ‘Right Place, Wrong Time’ and ‘Iko Iko’, but today’s song throws that right out the window. At over 7 minutes in weaves a hypnotic drum beat and cryptic lyrics into voodoo magic. For true enjoyment of this song turn off the lights and relax. Smoking something might help as well. Like a cigar. It’s weird, it’s unusual, but it’s certainly a trip from ‘The Night Tripper’. This is ‘I Walk On Guilded Splinters’ On ‘Deep Cuts & Lost Classics’.
Dr. John – I Walk On Guilded Splinters
Tomorrow a song from Vinny.