VULTURES SIGHTING AN OMEN, SAYS THE BARD

VULTURES
(A
Turkey Vulture (bird) was seen by local birders on Roche Street, St. John’s, on
Nov.05. Seen again in flight on Nov. 10 – last seen over Confederation
Building!)
A
Vulture sighted in St. John’s –
It
scavenges from dead!
Perhaps
it is an omen
Of
the coming of The Fed
To
bare the bones of Province
That
debt and folly’s fed?

A
Vulture soars on thermals
Gliding
high above the ground.
Perhaps
at the Assembly
With
projects non-profound
The
bird has found roost?
But
there, hot air’s oft unsound!
A
Vulture dines on carrion –
Stinking,
rotten meat –
Perhaps
that flew the bird
To
the governmental seat
For
inside information
On
farmed salmon it can eat?
A
Vulture of the turkey-type –
There’s
lots of them around –
Perhaps
it’ll nest with flock
Up,
upon the mound.
Who’re
beggaring the future
For
youth in Newfoundland?
John Tuach
November
10, 2019

NALCOR (Masquerading as ‘Hydro’)LIVES IN AN UPSIDE DOWN WORLD

If a Big Mac costs McDonalds $10 to produce and it is sold for $1.50, McDonalds will go out of business. They would not declare a profit!

REMEMBERING BILL MARSHALL

Bill left public life shortly after the signing of the Atlantic Accord and became a member of the Court of Appeal until his retirement in 2003. During his time on the court he was involved in a number of successful appeals which overturned wrongful convictions, for which he was recognized by Innocence Canada. Bill had a special place in his heart for the underdog.

Churchill Falls Explainer (Coles Notes version)

If CFLCo is required to maximize its profit, then CFLCo should sell its electricity to the highest bidder(s) on the most advantageous terms available.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Read Tuach's piece on vultures , then read Ed Hollett's good piece on our 40 politicians that care little for issues that matter. No one caring nor acting on serious issues.
    He also mentions that the St Jojn's crowd that ran things here leading up to our bankruptcy in 1934, stated that baymen were not fit for democracy.
    At the rate mitigation hearings,we have Andy Wells and Dennis Browne saying parts of rural Nfld, including those off grid on diesel power, are a drain on the overall power cost of some 70 million a year. Yet 13 billion spent to get power to the townies, needing 800 million a year to pay for that, which serves only eastern Avalon, not island residents west of the Avalon. Add to that the approximate 200 million per year cost of Holyrood fuel and operation costs for decades, alone for the Avalon. Why should people west of Sunnyside pay for this extreme cost for townies and the Avalon? Does Browne and Wells suffer from the townie syndrome, not to see that?
    Winston Adams