Sunday, April 12, 2020

This Will Get Better





Written by Grant G


     Easter, a religious time, a time for atonement, celebration and prayers, prayers for a future that's better.

I'm not religious, nether was my dad, yet, my father could cite biblical verse and passages like someone trained and or schooled in the preisthood, because he was, his dad, my grandfather was a religious zealot and every Sunday made my father attend church, dad was also required to read scripture every night at home....This my dad tolerated, until, until he got old enough to say no..

This story is not a slight against religion, my dad was a free spirit, logical, smart and not easily led astray, this of course led to friction between him and his dad....Decades later my dad told me the reasons he rejected religion, he felt too many in the flock were mindless sheep, sheep who were told how to act, how to treat others and even worse, instructed as to how to think... What dear church leader thinks must be copied and strictly adhered to.....For my dad....He and the church parted ways yet verse and scripture remained ingrained..

Dad never told me at the time(I was young) but in thinking back to decades ago, and how he explained religion to me as an adult I know now he struggled early on with his decision to abandon the church..When dad's children(including me) were young he took us(dropped us off) at Sunday school for a mild dabble into religion.....perhaps he was wondering internally if it was himself only that had issues with religion...Dad never disparaged the church to us kids when we were at that tender age, with me, Dad let me attend Sunday School...only in my later years did I put it all together...

I didn't attend Sunday School for long......Dad asked me what I thought about it, Sunday School that is and I answered him honestly..Told him it was silly, boring and not real....Sunday School was quickly replaced with fishing...For me and dad, that was as real(reel) as it gets...

As mentioned above, this story, these thoughts are not a slight against religion, it is however, a slight against mindlessness, a slight against worshiping false idols, a slight against religious zealots who praise pure evil heathens as long as those heathens deliver unto them..

Many have asked why I stopped writing, stopped fighting for what's right, my answer is simple, with the election of Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, leftwing,rightwing governments matter not, there is currently no difference and...Until Donald Trump gets removed from power the world will not get better.

Donald Trump....He is NOT RELIGIOUS at all, not one scintilla of faith lives within him..nothing, yet Trump tells the Christian flock that he is....Donald Trump, the racist, Trump the rapist, adulterer, many times married, Donald Trump who has deliberately bankrupted thousands of small contractors/workers, a conman man through and through...Trump did that because he could, over money, for Donald the Dim, court battles be his name, over 4000 lawsuits...Trump's motto, let them sue and sue and sue some more until they exhaust all their financial resources and settle for pennies on the dollar..

 https://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/trump-lawsuits/

Trump cheated on all his wives and abused 100s more, Donald's crimes cover the entire gambit from financial, personal, family, sexual offenses yet even knowing this "heavy"Christian zealots still support Donald Trump....Why...Because of the 2nd amendment(guns)..indeed, and pro-life/anti-abortion stance...Donald isn't pro-life and he's forced abortion upon a victim or two, and marriage, sacred not be his name...

I mentioned ingrained scripture, particular chapters and verse as to my dad...To this day, Donald Trump when cornered couldn't cite a single passage from the bible..

(check out the below short video, proof positive Trump and Religion are oil & water..meaning they don't mix, and never did)




17,000 proven lies in 3 1/2 years ....bombastic, vengeful, petty, unintelligent when it comes to knowledge but he's deviously sharp when it comes to demented distortion...

Christian flock, not all but huge proportions of the flock overlook his many flaws because they're told to by their religious leaders, even knowing of Trump's many flaws those believers look the other way and refuse to see, hear or acknowledge what they know...

False idols praised as long as they deliver words supporting pro-life and more guns.

Pandemic scourge spreads wildly through earth's billions of inhabitants....mother nature finds a way to reduce population growth run amok, we see it all the time with animals and corralled fish ..it has to, the planet is finite and as for myself personally,...I have no right to tell a woman what she can or can't do with her own body...my only wish is that a lot of thought is put into a woman's decision and that the procedure is as safe as possible..

Restricting woman, owning woman, like cattle....Religion needs a rethink, needs to open up and air out their skeleton filled closets and allow the sun to burn off the virus that's existed in religion for far too long..

Donald Trump will be removed in November and then, with luck, and perhaps with prayer the world will move progressively forward....Call it lessons learned...

This will get better..

Music has always inspired me,......Fuck the Church..Time for science.

and a little inspirational music..

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Billy Talent has a few words and some inspirational music

I Beg To Differ (This Will Get Better)


  One day you're gonna wake up from this dream
To find out that your life ain't what it seems
When you feel so lost, that you don't belong
Well I beg to differ
As time goes on this will get better
And you can't go wrong if your will is strong
Enough under pressure
As time goes on this will get better
This will get better
You struggle every day but no one sees
And trouble eats away your self esteem
You're so afraid to face tomorrow
The only thing that waits is sorrow
You can't see the light from behind the curtains
When you feel so lost, that you don't belong
Well I beg to differ
As time goes on this will get better
And you can't go wrong if your will is strong
Enough under pressure
As time goes on this will get better
This will get better
Don't suffer through the dark days
Burn up all the barricades
Turn and face the pain to let it go
No matter what they all say
You can find another way
Never have to battle this alone
Don't suffer through the dark days
Burn up all the barricades
Turn and face the pain to let it go
No matter what they all say
Always be another way
You don't have to battle this alone
When you feel so lost, that you don't belong
Well I beg to differ
As time goes on this will get better
And you can't go wrong if your will is strong
Enough under pressure
As time goes on this will get better
This will get better
This will get better
Don't you surrender
This will get better
This will get better
This will get better
Don't you surrender
This will get better



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Cheers Eyes Wide Open







          
  

Friday, April 3, 2020

Paradigm Shift Courtesy of the Black Swan named Corona



Paradigm Shift Courtesy of the Black Swan named Corona


Written by Grant G


      Oil demand has fallen by a staggering 16 million barrels per day, terrible right?.... no, not at all, it's the future, it's progress, albeit progress at a terrible cost.

I'm not afraid to die, but, this pandemic scares the hell out of me, I fear for my mother because it will kill her and fear that it will kill your mother, father, grandparents and millions more and there is nothing anyone can do to ease this terror, and that's what it is, terror, worse than war, a terror nobody has seen since 1918....The Spanish Flu...and despite the name, the Spanish Flu originated in Kansas.

Having personally suffered pulmonary embolisms, where breathing is laboured, when coughed up phlegm comes in the form of chunks of blood, disturbing to say the least but even worse then the pain is the fear factor, each laboured breath sends one's mind reeling to thoughts of a last breath..

Millions of older people, or those with risk factors, lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, immune deficiencies and so many more afflictions see the carnage on near every TV channel and there is no escaping the reality...A dry cough, a fever and for many, a few hours later lungs are fluid soaked water bags, the fluid is caused by the human body fighting back against the virus, unfortunately the body's attack is too aggressive and the result is drowning in one's own fluid.

 That's where Intubation and ventilators are required, give the patient life giving air through mechanical means long enough that the body can clean itself out....Ventilators mean life.

Being a caregiver to my last parent, my mom, I fiercely practice social distancing, fear of bringing this uninvited black menace home but I do go out to get mom's medical supplies, prescriptions, and yes food, and upon my return I reflect on the disturbing scenes....empty store shelves, hoarders gone wild, even where we purchase mom's medical supplies the war profiteers have struck..no gloves, no cleaners, no pads, and masks, good luck finding masks of any kind, the profiteers loot the stores of stock, even per person limits don't suffice because...Because entire families, one at a time or nefarious groups enter the stores as individuals over and over again to circumvent rules, circumvent decency, my words can't describe my thoughts....

When I do go to Safeway, or Regency Medical, Shoppers Drug Mart besides getting a few items there is something else I do, i'll spend a half hour or so watching from the safety of my truck...what am I watching..people...and it's amazing, hoarders, profiteers, the reckless and those that are sick and how they try to conceal it, but the one's that interest me the most are those in the vulnerable group, fear oozes from them....A bullet to the head is quick......Intubation, ventilator and probable death thoughts occupy their minds slowly and methodically, you can see the fear and there is nothing one can say, or do to soothe their souls...Knowing this I go out of my way, even with social distancing one can still smile at people, that's what I do, smile at these troubled souls and try to exude a sense of calm....even though inside, I too am terrified...

Societal Breakdown.....We are at a crossroad, mankind either makes fundamental changes or else, or else government structures of the past will be removed for a new progressive order.

Governments are cranking up printings presses, pixel money is being created at record speed, big banks, creditcard companies will not be permitted to swoop in and seize assets from distressed persons, not this time, and the wealthy elites know it, there is no safety behind their iron shields, gated communities, Hampton castles and private islands will not keep an enraged public from seeking their revenge.

Trillions of pixel dollars being created out of thin air, backstopped by nothing, the world debt crisis had already reached the absurd before this beast arrived, these trillions will never be paid back, unsustainable debt levels...The world is on the verge of, and should claim bankruptcy...So many countries yet only a few can print pixel money, that is unfair, unworkable not equitable..

The day has arrived, endless supply increases of fossil fuels, Alberta politicians of all persuasions need to acknowledge this fact and exit that dead-end road..Trudeau needs to accept the futility of TMX...America, once a new president is elected, or one is appointed by an angered mob must abandon the frack...The earth is angry, the 99% are angry and promises spouted by elected idiots to quickly return to normal will not suffice because the old normal was already fucked,

Species extinction must stop, deforestation must end, sustainability needs to be the path forward..

By the time this pandemic is finished $30 to $40 trillion pixel dollars will have been made out of thin air, all in an effort to return to the fucked up old normal...Just imagine if $40 trillion pixel dollars was allocated to bring clean renewable power to the world, to create hydrogen fuel cells, to clean up orphan wells, to clean up Alberta's toxic nightmare...to restore forests, wetlands, to save animal, marine and plant species worldwide...monies need to be spent to preserve what nature gifted us.

Planet Earth sent this pandemic, call it a shot across the bow or a stern warning, endless expansion cannot be sustained, the world is finite and industries of the past will never return to levels of yesterday..Cruise ship industry will decline, airline travel will fall and the oil industry just took the on-ramp to the Buggy Whip Highway.

There is a silver lining.....The old fucked up normal is gone.

Time to do it right.












The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open










Friday, March 27, 2020

Black Swans and The Future?



Black Swans and The Future?

Written by Grant G


        March 27/2020......Coronavirus is hideous, a virus that smothers one's ability to breathe, attacks the heart and leaves permanent damage on those that survive....even worse, it strikes deep fear in the aged, the already frail and there are millions of people in North America alone that fall into the vulnerable category.

A cloud of fear hangs like thick ocean fog over our entire world.


Warnings, the world had warnings in movie form, by the CDC and WHO, by health professionals around the globe....A drum beat of warnings, decades long warnings that we were not prepared for a pandemic, but here we are..

There were other warnings ignored, warnings that the government even in the midst of this current crisis refuses to acknowledge,....Economic warnings...Most people can't afford to lose even a few weeks pay without falling into financial ruin...

Governments responded to this disaster, indeed they did...First the US Fed offered Wallstreet $1.5 Trillion dollars, then they lowered interest rates for banks and Corporations to 0%....Then the world's bankers, including Canada, Europe, China offered up another $trillion for the big-boys and in this latest $2 trillion dollar rescue package making its way through the US House of Congress is another $500 billion for corporate grants...yes I said grants...Boeing alone is asking for $60 billion...and they aren't alone..Bailouts?... after Corporate North America spent hundreds of $billions in tax breaks to buy-back their own stocks, increase corporate CEO pay, and juice the stock markets to way over inflated levels....

The people are given crumbs....Creditcards have not lowered interest rates for people...Prime lending rates for people remain unchanged...Those two items alone would help out average Joe and Jane far more than short term temporary handout(weeks away and nothing for pensioners or disabled)..and nothing for millions more.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/politics/undocumented-immigrants-coronavirus-stimulus/index.html

The economy....It will bounce back if, and only if the people have money to spend when these stay in place orders/requests end...it makes no sense to even consider corporate bailouts(Socialism has suddenly become very popular among those rightwing corporate governments who scream hell-no to Socialism, eh Trump) until a semblance of normalcy..

Bailouts for the oil and gas industry? Why.....Does government bailout the people when oil goes to $100 dollars per barrel, when big oil is making huge $dollars hand over fist, and when the oil price spikes and profiteering wins the day, does big oil put money away for a rainy day..no, they merely whisper poverty and governments jump to attention....over and over again, ....Hello Alberta, and it didn't, and doesn't matter if Conservative or advertised as left leaning governments are in power, ..eh Horgan, eh Rachel Norley..eh Trudeau, eh Harper..it matters not.

There are silver linings to this pandemic but are we as a people prepared to actually acknowledge them and move forward with making the changes, will governments change course and allow progress or will the monied interests of the very few keep us in the dark ages..

Tele meeting, ...Tele working...$billions of dollars wasted every year flying politicos to gabfests, G20..G7..on all levels of government..not needed...Giant 7000 person floating petri dishes(cruise industry)....That industry will not recover, nor should it, before Coronavirus these ships were notorious for Ecoli, Norovirus and many other gastronomical breakouts..Both the airline and cruise industry want endless expansion...This can't happen...yet, that's how the money markets operate, if company X doesn't grow their value plunges, it's that dichomity that is unsustainable.

Planet Earth and all its inhabitants...When animal populations, fish populations get to large famine or disease attacks, farmed salmon is a perfect example, too many fish crowded into pens, lice, disease and mushy fish..even worse, these toxic practices destroy natural salmon...Norway, Chile and here in B.C.....Humankind is no different, eventually growth must cease and stability or less must rule the day. Unfortunately stock markets don't operate that way, money markets force growth, but that isn't sustainable..

More silver linings, the air is cleaner, sky is bluer, noticeably positive changes are already happening in the world's atmosphere...This short little blip of time decrease in economic activity has benefited the earth, and given science a chance to study the effects....and from what i've read, the earth atmosphere responds to the good rather quickly to reductions in emissions but the big question is,  will our elected leaders acknowledge this fact or will they stick their collective heads firmly up corporate asses....From what i've seen and witnessed over the last month, corporate asses are still the preferred nesting areas for today's elected politicians..

An endless growth paradigm is not sustainable


With the earth's population growing exponentially, with air travel increasing, with all 4 corners of the earth merely hours and a flight away, there will be another pandemic, maybe sooner than we think.....It's time for a rethink of everything...

Lastly......

Many have asked me why I gone a little silent, stopped writing...Simple answer is..

With today's elected politicians...Donald Trump...Justin Trudeau..John Horgan, Jason kenney and even Rachel Notley before him.

They aren't listening, they won't change course and there is no difference who is in power...Here in Canada specifically, ...Andrew Weaver(Green) contributed nothing...John Horgan(liar), outside of a few social issues is no better than the corporate branded BC Liberals, and as for Trudeau, well, you know where he nests(TMX) ...where they all nest....

In Corporate Asses


Written by Grant G

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open



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P.S.

I would like to thank all health professionals, doctors, care aids, nurses and frontline support workers, police and fireman, tellers at grocery stores and everywhere else...You are the real heroes... Thank You



        

Saturday, March 2, 2019

SNC-Lavalin: The Tip Of An Enormous “Deep State” Iceberg.


Written By Robin Mathews .  March  03/2019


 SNC-Lavalin, the large Canadian engineering firm at the center of the present Liberal government crisis engendered by the treatment of former Attorney General/Minister of Justice and Minister of Veterans Affairs, Jody Wilson-Raybould, is merely the tip of an enormous iceberg.

The gyrations of SNC-Lavalin to have a law passed (obscurely in a Liberal “Omnibus” Bill in 2018) that permits it (and giant firms like it) to write “deferred prosecution agreements” (in what is called a “remediation regime”) may be seen as nothing more than another private/corporate attack on the Rule of Law … supported by the present Canadian (Liberal) government in power.

That government, I suggest, is acknowledging the growing reality of A Regime For The Very Rich Outside The Law … and a law for us, the unimportant others.  The move should be seen, I suggest, as a full-scale attack on the Rule of Law in Canada.

In briefest words: the kinds of agreement (already at work in some other Western nations) permit wrong-doers to escape criminal conviction by paying large sums of money and “repenting” their sins ! ! !  (Remember that Fraud Charges may  normally occur in such matters, pointing to fairly long jail sentences for individuals, real people involved in the criminal charges normally set in motion.)  The Remediation Regime works to erase that possibility completely … so that individuals are never guilty of criminal acts!

Might the process be seen as the bribery of governments by ‘wink-wink-nudge-nudge’‘friends’ who – anyway (as with SNC-Lavalin) give large sums to the Party that has become the government in power?  Might the process be seen as the actual codification of the separation of powerful (Deep State) organizations from the Rule of Law in national jurisdictions? The answer is, probably, “YES”.

Canadians should observe the huge consideration that was given to SNC-Lavalin through the whole process.  The Corporation sought and received dozens and dozens of meetings [“more than 50 times”, Globe and Mail, A-11, Mar.1, 2019] with MP’s, cabinet ministers … over months and months to – in effect – move huge Private Corporations outside The Rule of Law while claiming they are merely assisting in a change in the application of The Rule of Law.

And then … And then … SNC–Lavalin appears to have used more lobbyist meetings in order to have Liberal ‘sympathizers’ (including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) pressure the Attorney General of Canada to impose a deferred prosecution agreement against the decision of the Prosecutor’s Office.

In that regard, the highest Civil Servant in Canada – supposedly clean of political coloring – Michael Wernick, the Clerk of the Privy Council, entered the fray on behalf of SNC-Lavalin in attempts to force the hand of Jody Wilson-Raybould.  As an important member of a council much misunderstood – the Canadian Privy Council to the Queen of Canada(not to the Queen of the United Kingdom), and as highest Civil Servant (the actively non-political arm of government servants) Michael Wernicklike some grubby hack-lobbyist – debased the position of Clerk of the Privy Council and of all Canadian Civil Servants, many will say, and should resign immediately to restore the confidence Canadians have in their historically admirable body of Civil Servants.

If huge bribes are necessary to get contracts in some foreign countries which act outside The Rule of Law, then … SNC-Lavalin and the Liberal Party of Canada seem to be saying … ‘don’t work to bring those countries under The Rule of Law.  Instead, degrade Canada to their level of criminal behaviour as the normal state of “doing business”’.

That is a fact of present government (and Deep State criminal influence) in the Western World  that must be stopped in its tracks. That is the nine-tenths of the SNC-Lavalin Iceberg out-of-sight. That is, quite simply, the smoke-and-mirrors effort to con Canadians into thinking the removal of large corporations in Canada from the Rule of Law is, in fact, bringing them through special recognition into full relation to the Rule of Law! !

The tendency across the Western World (notably in Europe) is towards the creation of apparently democratic neo-liberal governments … which not long ago in history were called “proto-fascist” governments.  Whatever their apparent focus – national or international – their basic loyalty was and is to big Capital; their basic intention is to release great wealth from the restriction of the Rule of Law, their basic goal is to create a New World Order characterized by domination of a Deep State over all of the rest of life: human, ecological, spatial….

Canadians are indebted to Jody Wilson-Raybould and her integrity … bringing to the attention of the population not only the shabby values of the PM and PMO and of the Clerk of the Privy Council, Michael Wernick … but also the destructive and possibly highly criminal actions of large corporations in league with a Canadian government to pervert and/or by-pass The Rule of Law in Canada.

The “deferred prosecution” legislation for large corporations must be erased from Canadian legislation.  Which Party will promise that in the coming election??
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[Thirty Liberal MPs registered their opinions of the treatment of Jody Wilson-Raybould in the March 2 Globe and Mail. None saw her as being unfairly pressured by the PM or PMO or others to impose a deferred prosecution regime upon the Prosecutions Office. None mentioned that she was dumped from the position of Justice Minister and Attorney General when she refused to buckle to the pressure which, they are all confident, was never applied.]





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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Sounds of the Orca........A Straight Goods Muse





Written by grant G


        Sometimes even slushy wet snow can send one's mind to drift, to times of youth, to times with family...

    Friday morning, too much unexpected snow, with regular visitors and a long steep path down to the house snow-clearing was a must, yikes, even cleared and salted the snow overwhelms....

4 inches of snow between morning and noon, enough to keep me hopping then it stops in a blink, an early year Sun is fast approaching and as I write this piece earth's life-giving planet warmer beams a blast of soothing warmth,  sitting, typing with an open window facing the glow and suddenly thoughts go adrift....Sounds of heavy fresh snow dropping and dripping like thick heavy syrup, everything is a thaw, water runs, ozone fills my lungs and thoughts fill my mind..

as a boy with feet and shoes soaked, trudging and sludging in a snow world suddenly turned to slush and mush...I see familiar streets, see friends, see family clear as today only the scenes aren't today they're memories, triggered memories brought on by heavy watery snow trying to outrun our sun's warm glow...futile in February...

Something else happened today, Canada's NEB(national Energy Board) once again approved the TMX pipeline and that was expected but even so, to be fair the NEB approved it with a much more somber tone than the first time..

  Memories of a boy fishing with dad flood my mind, Summer, Spring, Fall and Winter when fresh warm snow needs to be cleared from a boat beckoning to take a pair of one fishing, fishing in the Sun's warm embrace, it's there, ahead, it awaits in a fast approaching golden horizon.....

Rod, reel, father and son in calm life-filled waters...in pursuit of a wild salmon for dinner, plentiful bounty for all, including many Winter Spring Salmon to feed a hungry pod of Southern Killer Whales...The Orca.

These magnificent creatures are very fussy eaters, they're not fond of Chum Salmon, Coho or even Sockeye, it's Spring Salmon they want, and need, these big Salmon are also known as Chinook Salmon, they grow the largest, in some cases exceeding a 100 lbs plus....However, those giant Salmon are now rare...Chinook Salmon in the 20 to 50 pound range are the New norm..

I've written before of my joyous fishing escapades with my best friend, my departed dad...So many days drift fishing, so many stories of success, and failure, i've also written about the decline of all marine species, my once bountiful watery front yard is a mere shadow of itself, run after run of Wild Salmon are no more, each individual British Columbia river had it's own Salmon, same species but unique to each individual river.....Massive 100 lb plus Salmon that once returned in big numbers to Rivers Inlet...Why that particular river had such giant Salmon is somewhat of a mystery, a good fishing friend who was raised near that River Eden tells me the Salmon there were so large because of the River gravel, very large gravel, thus only the biggest and strongest of the returning Salmon could spawn....Weaker Salmon got weeded out..

Those Salmon runs are gone...Northern Coho Salmon runs, gone, so many individual runs have vanished, wiped out by bad commercial fishing practices, bad logging and industrial activity..and it's not just the Salmon that are vanishing, lingcod, Rockfish and most ocean bottom dwellers in steep decline, all now so scarce, even our once vast kelp forests have shrunken to near nothing..

I haven't fished lately and to be honest the last few times I fished more were released than kept..

The Blackfish, the mighty Southern Killer Whale...Orca are starving, it's bad enough with industry activity taking more and more from our environment but to see and hear of Orca starving to death makes me cry....Yes, some Salmon runs in bigger rivers still at times produce healthy returns but, Sockeye and Chum Salmon won't suffice, either will evasive escaped farmed Atlantic Salmon...Another deathblow to BC's Wild Salmon...

Howe Sound once so plentiful with Salmon, now barren, the beautiful Sunshine Coast had so many Coho, in my youth there were times when literally walls of Coho Salmon passed, so abundant you could look in the ocean and see schools of Coho zipping past....Herring spawns, black-cod, hake and sharks aplenty...Those abundant glory days have long since passed....and the decline continues everyday, year after year there are fewer fish, fewer species, less kelp....less life.

Corporate pocketed governments allowed hideous fishfarms to poison our waters, with all the mounting evidence.... even our current NDP government sits on their hands..punting any meaningful restorative action years into the future to a time when those governing now will be long gone, and we can't wait the Orca can't wait, they're are starving...Toxic disease laden evasive farmed Atlantic Salmon being reared in waters where they don't belong...Wild Salmon in Norway, extinct, Wild Salmon off South America's ocean have suffered the same decimation due to Farmed Atlantic Salmon...Lice filled open nets, a dead wasted ocean bottom underneath each and every Salmon farm....And still our elected leaders sit on their lobbyist greased hands..

My lifetime is only part way done, yet in that short period of time our British Columbia Oceans are near dead...

I mentioned the NEB announced that they believe the TMX tarsand bitumen pipeline is in the National interest even though, with a somber tone that GHG emissions will rise and more hardship will befall the once mighty and already struggling for life Orca whale...

Justin Trudeau with his warm smile promotes, promises and insists that this pipeline is needed to fight climate change, even with thousands of scientists from a myriad of angles all telling us that we have 12 years to stop this fossil fuel suicide or it will be too late to do anything....Yet Justin Trudeau smiles and grins and blusters that a carbon tax will make Earth's climate all better....Yet sane minds, my mind can't be strangled into believing a massive increase in tarsand bitumen tankers to service a monstrosity pipeline for the next 40 years can do anything but harm even more...

The NEB also mused about the potential, albeit not guaranteed bitumen tanker-spill and how it would be  "Catastrophic" to BC's coastline....I'm not alone in believing that a large spill in our southern waters will be the final death-knell for not only the Orca but for our wild Salmon too..

How many land animals have become extinct over the last 20 years, how many birds species, fish species have vanished and how on earth can any ethical government look me, or look any of earth's inhabitants in the eye and say a bitumen pipeline's economic benefits outweigh a Species right to exist..

My gawd Justin Trudeau, do you not feel do you not bleed not think about preserving life, preserving unique species, for once intelligent emotional family protecting Orca are gone can Mankind itself be very far behind..

The needs of many species outweigh the needs of the few, or the one, man.....

Canada doesn't need this destructive project, we will survive as a nation, Alberta will persevere, a future vision, a new direction will present itself we only need to open our eyes open our minds and embrace the Sun's warm energetic embrace..

Man's answer warms our planet everyday, enough energy filters down from the skies above to run everything...

We have no more time...there is no world oil shortage, we aren't saving future generations from a energy freeze by not shipping targoop to Asia...

My Dad isn't gone he lives within me, guiding me prodding me demanding I speak up demanding we search out and elect a real leader who won't govern for the next political term but govern wisely for generations not yet born,,,,

Justin Trudeau is not that leader......either is Rachel Notley, Jason Kenney or John Horgan....


If only we could hear the Orca's voice......Therein lies the answer....



Spirits in the Night






Written by Grant G


The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Full of Tears







   

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Steelhead LNG is Wanting the BC Government to Build them a pipeline to Vancouver Island's Westcoast using taxpayer dollars





Written by Grant G


As many of you must have heard......Steelhead LNG has stopped all activity at their proposed "Floating LNG plant" Sarita Bay location.

This is not a surprise, this proposal was always a ponzi scheme, a pump and dump operation...

Contrary to media reports, Steelhead LNG is NOT an LNG company, they have no assets, no lng infrastructure, they have no part of any energy operation, as such they have no revenue... 

Steelhead LNG is a group of people(Swindlers) looking for investors to buy in, to purchase everything, that now includes Nigel Kuzemko CEO/Executive Chairman asking the B.C. government to build a pipeline(s) and deliver gas to their very westcoast location, on the taxpayers dime...



(Pictured above is Nigel Kuzemko)


Here is their website....

http://www.steelheadlng.com/


Here is what I wrote about Steelhead LNG group in 2015...

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"A fool and their money soon part ways".....
Seems to me that every time devastating news on the world LNG front rears its head out comes a British Columbia made LNG spin story, yesterday was no different, articles and newscasts came out blazing, ...The proponent,...Steelhead LNG

Steelhead`s proposal, a floating LNG operation at Sarita Bay, on Vancouver Island's Westcoast.. a $30 billion dollar LNG liquefaction plant...the nearest town of size is Port Alberni....but it's a long rugged way there..

 http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Floating+plant+proposed+Saanich+Inlet/11305428/story.html

This proposal will never happen, never be built, a foolish pipedream, ...Steelhead LNG is not an energy company, they have no assets, they own no LNG facilities, they own no upstream drill properties, Steelhead LNG is a group of people, including BC Liberal Geoff Plant, and some other people with expertise in the energy game, but to be clear they have no financial means to back up their silly proposal..

I feel bad for Vancouver Island First Nations who have drank the LNG koolaid...

Steelhead LNG proposes a pipeline from northeast British Columbia to our southern B.C. coastline, from there another pipeline on the bottom of the Georgia Straight, from there a pipeline to cross Vancouver Island to BC`s wild west coast, (Sarita Bay)...In Sarita Bay Steelhead LNG proposes building a $30 billion dollar liquefaction plant,......


This project will never happen, for two reason, the first being the risk to tourism, to salmon, to life itself....  

The second reason why the project will never happen is money, Steelhead has no financial means and no bank or money lender will ever sanction such an expense on a company with nothing, no assets, no revenue....

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Steelhead LNG used First Nations as pawns in this scheme, all the talk of bringing economic benefit to this very westcoast First Nation....Too bad many in the nation drank the kool aid..

The problem with Steelhead's proposal is twofold, logistics and money...they have no money, no revenue (outside of duped investors)...Steelhead grifters were hoping to seed this project with scant dollars, big announcements and First Nation pawns...pretend the project was a go-ahead until it wasn't, then lean on the BC Government to expend $billions on multiple pipelines and deliver gas to their very pristine rural westcoast location...

Steelhead's proposal would require three pipelines...one pipeline to bring BC's natural gas from Northeast B.C. to the coast...Then lay another pipeline under the Georgia Straight(Salish Sea)...Then build another pipeline across Vancouver Island's rugged untamed terrain to the very West Coast, to Sarita Bay in Barkley Sound....

Three pipelines, estimated pipeline costs.....$12 to $14 billion dollars....Steelhead LNG now wants the B.C.- John Horgan Government to build these, pay for these and deliver the gas to Steelhead's 100% Chinese built (on a huge barge) "floating facility" located three pipelines away on Vancouver Island's very West Coast...

That is laughable, and that was always Steelhead's plan...dupe some fools, dupe some government to deliver BC natural gas on a platter to Steelhead's chosen site..!

What makes Steelhead's proposal so stupid, so economically un-viable is...A floating facility could be placed anywhere...Steelhead could move their floating facility to Prince Rupert, thus requiring only one on-land natural gas pipeline..saving the company many $billions of dollars...


Nigel Kuzemko CEO/Executive Chairman of Steelhead LNG has not even considered this alternative, instead Nigel Kuzemko today on Global BC news stated....There is poor investment sentiment in BC and he would like to see the BC Government partner with industry to build pipelines..
There it is folks...The ponzi scheme's last plank...rev up the media, explain none of the logistical and economic blocks..rev up First Nations on Vancouver Island's Westcoast...promise all this economic prosperity to First Nations...make all these premature milestone announcements how this "floating LNG terminal" is advancing and then....
And then spring it on the media, spring it on Government, tell the bad news to the "duped" First Nations and then let it simmer..then go back to the media and tell them all can be salvaged if the B.C. Government delivers the gas, builds the pipelines, rips up Vancouver Island's rugged and super natural terrain and delivers us natural gas....
And if the BC Government was stupid enough to actually do it...Then Steelhead's LNG group of ponzi scammers could raise enough capital to actually purchase a 100% Chinese made floating LNG liquefaction terminal and reap the rewards..
of all the media reports on this...from Bloomberg, the CBC..Global..Alaska Highway News, Times Colonist, only one report(besides The Straight Goods) is even close to being accurate...That was 
Alberni Valley News....here is what they reported..
"Steelhead LNG manager of communications Matt Skinner said the decision to cease work on the Kwispaa project comes down to economics. “Given the current environment in B.C., investors really need a greater degree of certainty before investing in a project such as ours,” he said Monday. “We’ve paused (work) on Kwispaa for now and are evaluating.”
He said unlike larger energy companies, Steelhead does not have revenue to depend on to fund projects such as Kwispaa. “Steelhead is funded by investors.”
He said last week’s throne speech by the B.C. government had no bearing on Steelhead’s decision. “It comes down to the challenges that exist in getting funding for these kinds of activities.”
Steelhead had already completed preliminary engineering on Kwispaa and was to begin detailed design work in early 2019. The first phase of Kwispaa was estimated to be $10 billion, with the second phase costing an additional $10 billion. This would not have included a pipeline, which was a separate part of the LNG project.
Huu-ay-aht will evaluate what the decision will mean to their business plans in the coming days and said they will update their citizens with more information at the end of February.
“Huu-ay-aht remains committed to pursuing initiatives for meaningful economic reconciliation where we create opportunities to generate value in a global context and create employment and revenue opportunities locally,” Dennis Sr. and Peters wrote.
Skinner said Steelhead LNG has not completely pulled out of the deal, but there are no plans to continue forward at this time.
“At this point we’ve ceased work. That’s not to say it will never move forward but right now we’ve ceased working on (Kwispaa).”
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Steelhead LNG can remove these expensive pipeline issues by locating to Prince Rupert...Kitimat..Dish Cove, Ridley Island...But they're not...This was always a pump and dump scam...either that or they thought by conning First Nations, promising economic prosperity, announcing a series of milestones crossed they could convince a naive BC Government to expend $billions of dollars to deliver natural gas to a fly-by-night group of private investors without a pot to piss in.....

Because....A floating facility could and can be located just about anywhere, anyone with money or money guarantees can order a floating LNG liquefaction facility, all one needs is money...The most difficult, and most expensive part of Steelhead's proposal was the PIPELINE(s) issues and environmental assessments, three pipeline require three environmental assessments...a mainland pipeline route, a underwater pipeline route and a Vancouver Island pipeline crossing route...those pipelines are the logistical nightmare, those issues needed to be resolved first...and the fact that Steelhead did the reverse first, garnering First Nation support..convincing a community, selling economical miracles and only then saying....Oh my god, how can we get gas, and who will build and pay for these three pipeline projects.....The gig is up Steelhead....

My sincere condolences to the Huu-ay-aht First Nation......Time to move on to something real, and sustainable..

This project is dead....To those investors who actually put up the seed money to these con artists..I have one thing to say to you..

"A fool and their money soon part ways"

 The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Monday, February 18, 2019

Breaking, Another BC LNG Project Dies...Steelhead LNG, an LNG proposal that was Dead the Day it was announced

Bamfield...The land Time Forgot....Bamfield area should never have been proposed for a massive giant polluting LNG terminal..

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2009/09/bamfield-land-time-forgot.html


This good news is...Steelhead LNG died it's inevitable Death..




This is no surprise.....another B.C. LNG proposal bites the dust...

February 18/2019.......


It's official......The LNG ponzi scheme known as Steelhead LNG is now dead and buried....This outfit had no money, no other LNG business, this was a group hoping to try and OTHERS to drop cash into their ridiculous project...Steelhead LNG wanted investors to pay $billions for everything while they merely reap the profits without spending any of their own money...This proposal, as I wrote was always a pump n dump scam that was never viable....They were proposing a floating facility on the West Coast near beautiful Bamfield...a wind swept paradise near the Broken Group of Islands...They proposed a pipeline from NE BC...all the way to Powell River, than another pipeline across the Georgia Straight(Salish Sea)...than another pipeline across Vancouver Island..through untamed land, mountains, river and valleys....The pipeline crossings..three in total would have cost $15 billion dollars....the proposal was so pathetic, considering they were proposing a "floating facility built in China/South Korea...barged to BC and hooked up to a pipeline...what made the proposal so mind-numbing stupid...a sloating facility could have been placed in Prince Rupert, or Kitimat and save $10 billion dollars...I knew that nobody, no fool would ever bankroll this stupidity...

The sad part of this whole episode...Vancouver Island First Nations were strung along, used as pawns, promised monies and prosperity, dozens of town hall meeting were conducted, votes among the nation were conducted, it created friction and divided the nation...Those wanting to preserve paradise against those who drank the kool aid...those that drank will now have to bow their heads and come back to reality...

The LNG curse continues...this madness needs to stop, we have a planet to protect...John Horgan is a kool aid drinker too....He's about to announce more gifts to LNG Canada...LNG Canada is second guessing the project and once again are asking for even more taxpayer dole....Not only that."LNG is a bridge fuel too far"......BC will only lose money on LNG Canada's $3 billion dollar ONLY investment in BC....not $40 billion....

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Steelhead LNG has stopped work on the Kwispaa LNG project in Sarita Bay on Vancouver Island’s west coast, throwing the project into doubt.

Huu-ay-aht First Nations Chief Councillor Robert Dennis Sr. and Hereditary Chief Derek Peters posted an open letter to its citizens on Feb. 15 saying that they had been notified by Steelhead LNG about the stoppage and are “deeply disappointed” in the announcement.
“We are saddened by the decision of Steelhead LNG. Huu-ay-aht First Nations is a self-governing, modern treaty Nation, and we will continue to pursue our vision of establishing a healthy, prosperous and self-sustaining community, based on our three sacred principles: Hisuk ma cawak (everything is one), ?uu?aluk (taking care of…) and ?iisaak (greater respect),” Dennis Sr. and Peters wrote.
 Steelhead LNG manager of communications Matt Skinner said the decision to cease work on the Kwispaa project comes down to economics. “Given the current environment in B.C., investors really need a greater degree of certainty before investing in a project such as ours,” he said Monday. “We’ve paused (work) on Kwispaa for now and are evaluating.”
He said unlike larger energy companies, Steelhead does not have revenue to depend on to fund projects such as Kwispaa. “Steelhead is funded by investors.”
He said last week’s throne speech by the B.C. government had no bearing on Steelhead’s decision. “It comes down to the challenges that exist in getting funding for these kinds of activities.”
Steelhead had already completed preliminary engineering on Kwispaa and was to begin detailed design work in early 2019. The first phase of Kwispaa was estimated to be $10 billion, with the second phase costing an additional $10 billion. This would not have included a pipelines, which was a separate part of the LNG project.
Huu-ay-aht will evaluate what the decision will mean to their business plans in the coming days and said they will update their citizens with more information at the end of February.
“Huu-ay-aht remains committed to pursuing initiatives for meaningful economic reconciliation where we create opportunities to generate value in a global context and create employment and revenue opportunities locally,” Dennis Sr. and Peters wrote.
Skinner said Steelhead LNG has not completely pulled out of the deal, but there are no plans to continue forward at this time.


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John Horgan and LNG Canada are promoting a fraud...There is NO $40 billion dollar investment in BC...we are talking a mere $3 billion...Labour and accommodations is all LNG is spending in BC...for that honour we are building Site C and giving $10's of billion in taxpayer gifts...BC will not make a dime on LNG Canada...it will cost us money.....The Straight Goods...Cheers Eyes Wide Open

You can read the real facts on LNG Canada here....

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2018/10/lng-canadas-not-40-billion-dollar.html

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2018/10/lng-canadafacts-versus-fiction.html



Not quite gone ... but stepping back a bit! WCC LNG puts pause on Tuck Inlet ambitions


 http://northcoastreview.blogspot.ca/2017/12/not-quite-gone-but-stepping-back-bit.html


And this project is for all intents and purpose,,,,is dead too....Two proposed LNG projects fade to black in one week...

Steelhead LNG and Malahat Nation scrap Saanich LNG project




https://www.biv.com/article/2017/12/steelhead-lng-and-malahat-nation-scrap-saanich-lng/


We here at The Straight Goods nailed the LNG file....all those industry experts, pundits, spindoctors, along with our MSM media cheerleading LNG all the way....I bested every damn one of them, by a country mile....My take-down of the LNG file wasn't political, wasn't a witch-hunt....I based my assertions on economics, location, competition, market needs and demands..and the price...I wrote this early in 2015....

British Columbia LNG Industry, The Last Gas(P)....A Straight Goods Special




http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/2015/08/british-columbia-and-lngs-last-gaspa.html

I called it over then....cutting edge folks, lot of time.....meanwhile...let's turn for a moment to our latest battle....Site C...We got to stop it..


{Just a note...Join me(Grant G), Norm Farrell and Canadian Glen for a Special Blogtalk radio program on December 6th/2017...6:00 pm to 8:00 pm...the topic is....Site C..}

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/canadianglen/2017/12/07/do-canadas-dam-disasters-come-in-3s-muskrat-falls-keeyasksite-c


https://www.theviewuphere.ca/

Here is a previous Blogtalk special program...."LNG, A Bridge Fuel Too Far"\

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/canadianglen/2017/01/12/lng--a-bridge-fuel-too-far-with-grant-g

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We will discuss the myriad of economical reasons, and environmental reasons to kill Site C....we'll delve into how we got here..the hideous BC Liberal 2004 Clean Energy Act....a brutal piece of legislation that was rammed through our legislature by a BC Liberal majority...."The Clean Energy Act" not only shut the door on the BCUC reviewing Site C...The "clean energy act" also forced BC Hydro to buy inflated IPP run of river power while simultaneously preventing BC Hydro from building any of their own run of river projects....Site C..The boondoggle...It was the BC Liberals' "Clean Energy Act" that set the stage in bankrupting BC Hydro..and set the stage for skyrocketing electricity rates, and set the stage for shutting out everyone, including the BCUC on reviewing Site C.....

BC Liberal Clean Energy Act got us to this terrible place....Clean Energy Act needs to be ripped up, amended, eviscerated....It's the Clean Energy Act of 2004/20008 that is hamstringing the BCUC today...and it's providing John Horgan a headache...or an excuse...Time to amend the Clean Energy Act...time to Kill Site C...

This unknown to most BCers(clean energy act) is the poisonous BC Liberal legislation that is about to bankrupt BC Hydro and send ratepayers to the poorhouse......We will tear down this legislation from cover to cover....in the meanwhile....Another LNG project/proposal fades to black..as in KAPUT.....

http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/consol24/consol24/00_10022_01


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 Back to my post...


Steelhead LNG pulls out of proposed Malahat LNG project in Saanich Inlet





"Steelhead LNG will no longer be looking at building a floating LNG processing plant on Malahat First Nation owned Bamberton industrial lands.
The project was announced for the Saanich Inlet south of Mill Bay in August of 2015.
The proposed floating liquefaction facility moored to shore would have had capacity to process up to six million tonnes of LNG per year.
It immediately proved controversial garnering stiff opposition including from other First Nations in the area.
Late Friday, Steelhead LNG confirmed it is no longer moving ahead with the project.
A statement on the Malahat LNG website reads,
“Steelhead LNG made the decision after careful consideration and based on several factors as
we look to develop a project that delivers low-cost LNG that is globally competitive.”
It was estimated at the time it was announced that, when fully operational,  the project would would create 30 years of revenue for the Malahat Nation and would create 200 full-time jobs.
“Steelhead LNG would like to thank and acknowledge the many Malahat members who contributed more than 2,200 hours of work as Field Assistants on the early environmental studies,” the statement reads.
The company did say it continues to pursue another LNG project on Vancouver Island near Port Alberni."

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Here is what I wrote about Steelhead LNG in 2015

British Columbia LNG Industry, The Last Gas(P)....A Straight Goods Special


Written by Grant G


"A fool and their money soon part ways".....

Seems to me that every time devastating news on the world LNG front rears its head out comes a British Columbia made LNG spin story, yesterday was no different, articles and newscasts came out blazing, ...The proponent,...Steelhead LNG

Steelhead`s proposal, a floating LNG operation near Mill Bay on Vancouver Island and a $30 billion dollar LNG liquefaction plant in Port Alberni..

 http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Floating+plant+proposed+Saanich+Inlet/11305428/story.html

This proposal will never happen, never be built, a foolish pipedream, ...Steelhead LNG is not an energy company, they have no assets, they own no LNG facilities, they own no upstream drill properties, Steelhead LNG is a group of people, including BC Liberal Geoff Plant and some other people with expertise in the energy game, but to be clear they have no financial means to back up their silly proposal..

I feel bad for Vancouver Island First Nations who have drank the LNG koolaid...

Steelhead LNG proposes a pipeline from northeast British Columbia to our southern B.C. coastline, from there another pipeline on the bottom of the Georgia Straight, from there a pipeline to cross Vancouver Island to BC`s wild west coast, (Sarita Bay)...In Sarita Bay Steelhead LNG proposes building a $30 billion dollar liquefaction plant, ..Thus having massive LNG tankers traversing the wind-swept Alberni canal, a waterway that is winding, very narrow, where winds whip up to 100 miles per hour on a regular basis, winds that come out of nowhere, regardless of the weather, the Port Alberni canal is a natural wind tunnel, winds race through the canal without a cloud in the sky, winds in the canal are thermal dynamic driven...The canal is also full of fishing vessels, both sport and commercial, the canal is also a tourist destination with fishing lodges and camp-sites from end to end...

This project will never happen, for two reason, the first being the risk to tourism, to salmon, to life itself, the canal is too small and too windy to ever have that kind of operation approved..

The second reason why the project will never happen is money, Steelhead has no financial means and no bank or money lender will ever sanction such an expense on an industry gone/going bust."





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For those interested....Here is how Gordon Campbell's "Clean Energy Act" has severely crippled BC Hydro's financial position....

Gordon Campbell in about 2004 mandated by the act that BC Hydro become self sufficient in power needs....BC Liberals argued at the time that BC Hydro was a net importer of power, ...Clean Energy Act mandated that BC Hydro become self sufficient...

That though depends on how you interpret the importing and exporting of electricity...

What BC Hydro has done successfully for decades(until BC Liberals messed everything up)...was sell power at peak pricing and import almost free power at night from neighboring jurisdictions...BC Hydro would let all their storage capacity build up at night...then sell at peak periods PST 5pm to 9pm....BC Hydro would buy almost free power at night, the reason..Alberta's grid power..N Dakota grid power doesn't shut off at night, these jurisdictions must either dump the power they're producing for nothing/free or sell it dirt cheap to any and all takers....

BC Hydro would use their storage advantage.....save storage and sell at peak to California and other points south...this worker out very well for BC Hydro and their ratepayers....

Clean Energy Act put an end to that practice....The Act mandated BC Hydro have all the power they need without buying cheap imported late night grid power....

The Clean Energy Act did something else.... By law, BC Hydro was prevented in building any of the new supply of power they needed.....The ACT strictly prohibited BC Hydro from building anything except Site C...so..energy tenders were sent, and BC Hydro was forced to buy energy from lucrative run of river contracts..guaranteed returns for 60 to 100 years...BC Hydro can do run of river..it is simple technology, ..divert river water through tunnels or pipes with generators then water returns to the river...simple technology, ..rather than BC Hydro build themselves...a goldrush set off in the run of river game, BC Liberal insiders made out like bandits....BC Hydro was shaken down by bandits...

$100s of million per year in losses...now BC Hydro starts deferring debt..today, $6 billion plus in deferred BC Hydro debt/ratepayer debt...

Clean Energy Act did more....The Act mandated that Burrard thermal shutdown...that is/was our emergency nat-gas power supply..used only sparingly for winter peaking..Burrard thermal was upgrade and is one of the clean gas burners in the world....

BC Hydro could no longer use Burrard thermal, that power too had to be replaced...more run of river, more BC Hydro debt..

as of now, IPP run of river power accounts for 25% of BC's electrical grid but consumes 75% of BC Hydro's revenues!...

However...back when the Clean Energy Act was written...BC Liberals knew not of LNG...LNG, the $trillion dollar prosperity windfall, that gimmick arrived in BC in 2012 under Christy Clark...not only was BC going to get filthy rich...They told us we will clean Asia's airshed with our "clean LNG"...

That's right, ..when the Clean Energy Act was written...BC Liberals called gas power plants dirty...now their regardless as clean....Think about it...We as a province, even today tout the benefits of clean LNG...Yet the Clean Energy Act precludes it's use in BC...and the BCUC was not allowed to consider LNG(natural gas) as an energy replacement source for Site C...

We could build a Clean burning natural gas power plant anywhere in the province, the cost would be less than $2 billion dollars and produce more firm power than Site C...! fact.

So..right now the Clean Energy Act is hamstringing both John Horgan and the BCUC.....

It do't have to be that way....

Clean Energy Act also set out out GHG reduction laws....By law, BC must reduce GHG levels by 33% of 2007 levels by 2020.....That was the law...

Back to that LNG thingy....Guess what the BC Liberals did in their last year in office....They of course were chasing LNG prospects..that didn't turn out to well...but, nevertheless, If Petronas hbuilt..or Chevron had built their proposed LNG liquefaction plant....They were going to be burning natural gas to create power..Petronas would have added 25% to BC's entire provincial emission's level on it's own...

So...BY by law...BC had to reduce our GHG levels by 33% of 2007 levels by 2020.....if we had 2 le LNG plants our emissions would have gone up by 50%....as of 2016...BC had not reduced GHG emissions at all...4 years til 2020 and we are not going to reach that target..if LNG came to BC...targets not missed, targets blown away...

What were the BC Liberals to do?....Simple...Last year the BC Liberals used their majority, and that GHG 2020 reduction law contained withing the Clean Energy Act was taken out..removed, gutted..the LAW was amended to new a reduction target date..that being 2050...

In other words...When the Clean Energy Act got in the way of LNG...When GHG reductions were not going to be meant...what did the BC Liberals do....They amended The Clean Energy Act...

John Horgan can do the same...Burrard thermal can be used for winter peaking if needed...BC Hydro should be able to buy almost free late night power...BC Hydro needs to go back to the old ways of making money....

There is no way in the world British Columbia can tout LNG as the cleanest burning fuel, promote it..yet tell the world BC is too good for natural gas power.....No, government of BC can't say no to natural gas, for if, ....for if BC gets a big LNG pl or two....they'll be burning natural gas by the bucket loads to chill natural gas down to a liquid(LNG)....An LNG liquefaction will be BC's highest single point GHG emitter...

What does a new NDP government need to do?...they need to amend Gordon Campbell's hamstringing Clean Energy Act.....get it out of the way and go KILL SITE C..

Batting a 1000% friends....let's keep this party going..




The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open