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Comment posted on Fife Council joins Aberdeenshire in asking for suspension of wind farm applications by Malcolm Kirk

Spain’s problems were caused by total mismanagement – I have always held to the political moto ‘ never give Socialists taxpayers money’ and Spain has proved me right yet again, as did this country for many years. They spent money on Houses, Swimming pools, wind turbine subsidies, solar panel subsidies, etc etc and probably plenty personal Swiss Bank accounts.
I still have no idea what a ‘ spinning reserve’ is. Wasny me doc !
Hopefully tomorrow we can get back to the real and highly important subject of Wind Farms and their cumulative effect on our country – Scotland.

Malcolm Kirk also commented

  • Sounds good – I am off in my neighbour’s Redbay Stormforce 11 for a week about that time but as yet we have not finalised the actual departure day – so will be in touch nearer the time.
  • Morning Karl – I am very fond of Tilley and hope to be out Tiree’s way again in a months time. There is no ire, angst or emotion attached to my use of her as an example. I am fully aware of her history and the great success story she has become for the island and of course I am not suggesting retrospective changes to the present system.
    Tim – I presume you have not had to approached a Bank for a loan over the last few decades or you would know the difficulties you face if you don’t have ‘ iron clad ‘ collateral. However,if you say you need to borrow a million for a wind turbine with a return at twice the existing unit price for electricity, and for a period of 20 years guaranteed by the whole population of the British Isles, you will leave the Bank with the cheque in your hand. Re-read Newsrooms leader above – wind turbines are easy money, hence the rush in Planning Applications. Whether the profit goes to a community or into an individual’s pocket ( with a wee bribe to the locals ) I really don’t care – it’s wrong.
    I understand my video ” Scottish Wind Farms – the real cost ” mentioned above has been approved by my elders and betters for distribution far and wide, so will getting on with that today.
    Have a nice one !
  • Karl – when you meet up with the Doc at the end of July please forward my good wishes to Mrs Doc- she’s a gem !
    The only person to offer HARD INDISPUTABLE PROVEN REASONED FACTS appears to be my good self – as always.
    Karl – Tilly and others do a good job and were realised as a potential gravy train before others cottoned on. If I remember rightly you have no access to youtube so I will roughly cover what I say in the video. Why should a kid switching on their computer,or an old age pensioner in Bournemouth switching on a light,or someone switching on the electric motor in a petrol pump to fill up their car with already expensive petrol, pay for little extras on Tiree. Why should a local Village Hall gain subsidies from every energy user in the UK when there are plenty recognised methods for obtaining funds for local communities through the Big Lottery Fund etc etc, or of course they can always put their hands in their own pockets.
  • Robert – anyone who can recommend a bridge/ tunnel over/under the Clyde to Dunoon is not quite on the same planet as the rest of us.
    Doc – as always utter nonsense – the figures I produced are correct to the £ – and can be proved to be so.
    The UK government is offering 1 billion for CCS development (60million people) whereas my annual figure of £400 million was entirely for Scotland ( 6 million ?)
    Re Global warming – news from South America last week.
    3 day week – that was Scargill and his mob
    Everybody but everybody – even your ‘Dear Leader’ are now claiming that there is more oil than ever, yet to be produced – Karl is the expert and I’m sure he said something similar somewhere above . Biggest Gas Field ever been, found off Australia just announced !
    Your problem Doc is that you think that you have to sort the future because you believe you are the brightest person around. Well I believe our children and their children will not necessarily be more intelligent – but they will certainly have more knowledge and will sort out the future well being of their families and their country better than you, when it’s their turn.
  • Good to hear from you. ‘Old’ power stations lifetimes are being extended. New Power Stations are on the way. The panic over Global Warming is over – that’s not to say global warming is not happening to a minor extent – but the panic is over.
    Nobody in this world is going to punish us if we walk away from renewables to relieve the financial hardships which face us all at this time.
    Glad you like the graphics. To be honest I couldn’t believe the figures as I worked them out so I sent them to an ‘expert’ who confirmed they were right to the nearest £. The alternative costings are history itself – its what we have been paying every day for decades for a reliable 24 hour supply of electricity. Thats why I don’t think you can compare the two in any way – one is totally reliable and cheaper – the other is totally unreliable and expensive – no argument as far as I can see.
    If the wind don’t blow – there’s no electricity from wind farms – whether there are 2,000 turbines of 10,000 turbines, so any claim to be able to “generate as much renewable electrical energy annually as we consume overall as a nation” is absolutely impossible. Renewables will always require 100% backup from Power Stations, so what is the point in wasting money on them in the first place ?

Recent comments by Malcolm Kirk

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    Nice to get a chance to tell you are so so wrong yet again – I don’t read the Express or any other of the ‘gossip sheets’ like ‘The National. The story came from reliable sources. Good to hear JB confirm that virtually all the SNP MPs are using the gravy train at our expense. According to the BBC this afternoon I see one them has been charged with fraud. Could be applied to that lot at Holyrood as well.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    What work Robert ? She is not a business executive working on an interview or sales presentation in London or Glasgow, who needs to concentrate and prepare. She has accommodation in London which must be much more conducive to work in than an aircraft on a fairly short flight, and if she is not out playing down there then she should have plenty time to get on with whatever work she has to attend to. Actually I don’t really care what her excuse is – she should not be milking the system.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Did you see this headline :- “Woman of the people ‘Mhairi Black’ claimed £13,350 for 39 Business Class flights to and from London “
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    It was made public by journalists so it must be true ! ! ! !
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    There are 25 million homes and therefore 25 million license holders in the UK. That can fairly be translated as 25 million ‘shareholders’ in a public company. As the subscribers they deserve to be informed with fair and balanced news which is not happening – see todays headline ! Incidentally did you see the report of a few days ago that BBC reporters are paid about 40% more than the reporters working for other news media i.e. Sky, ITV, Channel 4 etc. Now that would have made a interesting headline for consideration by the ‘shareholders’.

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