Agreed…maybe I should have used Eigg as a better example.
Anyhow, we on Tiree have long harked after de-regulation…reform.
We all had to sit and watch the turbine go around for several months doing nothing but swatting flies…the cable to the mainland was down…we used the huge diesel genny instead…
If reform was in place the turbine would have supplied the island directly, and longer term be totally self-supporting. Initial funding you will note was raised and not begged for…the site is well out of date now…hopefully at some stage it will get updated (I will ask them).
By the way Tilley, generally is the most consistently producing turbine in europe..which cancel’s out the ROC…she would in fact be in profit without.
Karl Hughes also commented
- Phew…I thought for a moment there we would never agree again ! 🙂
- Having been stalked by phone, I am now stalked by internet…why hassel anyone if they are not either:
Anyway Malcolm, if I should disapear pelican brief style…scatter my ashes at Skerryvore LOL 🙂 alternatively set me adrift in my 39 year old Contessa, viking style…well alight…the black smoke will be my final carbon footprint.
11 days and I will be home thank ye gods !
- As said before…communities should lead renewables…not the behmoths of power generation…wherever they come from ! unfortunately they are not… if the industries were British (Scottish) the jobs and the revenue would be British (Scottish)…nothing at all xenophobic about this, it’s called national pride.
- Important component! it’s the only substantial component if the current Scottish government expects to meet its aspirational and highly questionable 100% renewable baloney by 2020.
- Correct Lowry…I thought I was just using Hydro at one stage !
Recent comments by Karl Hughes
- Sturgeon in cloud cuckoo land in call for return to ‘everyday concerns’
So Keitho… as promised I visited Tobe, to check that rock out that you hide under, and get that pint off you and your cybernat buddies…seems quite a few folk know you as being all wind and no content…. SNP suits you well.lol… poped in your “frequented” boozer… lol… you really do live the dream don’t you.
- Electoral Court to hear Carmichael case on 9th November
To all of those who have bought into the SNP’s poor governance:
- First meeting of Scotland’s Refugee Task Force
Iraq ? more problems ? I don’t think its in any doubt that this part of the world will have more problems…
I accept that there would be no assistance from the UK govnt… it takes a bit of soul searching to come to places like this … something I would not expect your ilk to understand….somebody needs to come here…and some of us were asked to come here by Iraq.
You individuals are part of the problem NC/K… you can never be expected to be part of the solution… you simply do not have the necessary skills or life experience.
- Cameron to make the worst possible decision on refugees
Jazz, you and your policies are in fact condemning more innocent and desperate people to death.
Merkels economic based decision is condemning more “migrants and “refugees” to abuse and death while seeking to travel to the EU.
Taking “real” desperate cases into our countries can alleviate some of the hardship these people are going through ( Families/Old/Young) solving these issues at source is the only realistic humanitarian option that makes sense… multiplying the aid given to the UN camps, vetting at these camps for the most needy cases… these camps are safe Jazz, have you ever visited a refugees camp ??? I have, many.
The countries dealing with the Middle Eastern strife and at breaking point are Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon these should be the benefactors of much needed foreign aid… and that is what we are providing and plan to provide more of, not only tents and clothes…but also teachers and doctors… the refugees in these camps are with people of the same ethnic and cultural background…and that helps these people with some semblance of normality until the issues raised by IS are resolved…
To answer your initial question as to if I “sleep at night” yes I do… 3 or 4 years ago when the local Shia and Sunni where knocking shit out of each other I did not sleep so well… but Basrah is now a dammed sight more peaceful than then, safe even… the economy is growing and the infrastructure is coming back online… there are no starving or suffering people here now… yet daily young guys, the educated and professional folk are packing up and moving with the exodus north towards Europe… this has implications for us at home, but also massive implications for Iraq… its is causing a national brain drain … a drain on Iraqi national resources that is filled by foreign workers like myself.
And now because a photo of one of the thousands of dead children has hit home at your previous head in the sand mentality, the left… narcissistic, “I” really care factions are stuffing these people …you feel en mass that you have to be seen to “care”… if you cared you would not be asking these people to risk all in some sort of EU green card lotto death walk…. Wake up and open you dammed eyes.
- Cameron to make the worst possible decision on refugees
So what do you suggest Mr Jazz ?
Do we take the refugees or do we take the economic migrants ? or both ? hows about some thought out comments from you ….
Merkel has put all of the exodus parties in the same pot, lessening the available support for the refugees from war and giving more to the migrants from poverty…. at some point we have to make choices as to who we can help,….oh and if you have not noticed Germany and Austria have now too shut their borders…
There is nothing nationalist or racist about what I have posted… realist yes.
Far from saving peoples lives…Merkel has sentenced more people to death in the Med and crossing the Sahara.
Maybe you would like to contribute to the solution to all of this hardship Jazz…maybe you have some thoughts of your own……then again, maybe you do not.
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