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Robert – there are times to be serious …

Comment posted on Caithness wind farm rejection by Malcolm Kirk

Robert – there are times to be serious and times to have a laugh – I try and mix them.

Malcolm Kirk also commented

  • I leave our loyal followers to extract anything worthwhile from all the above. I’m off to watch England beat Sweden.
    PS – what we really need is someone to start a new topic – what about school meals
  • Robert you’re indeed the ultimate ‘luminary’. There was a programme on telly just last week featuring Thames Barges – the programme makers got stuck for several days with ‘nay wind’. The camera boat was OK it was diesel powered.
    Incidentally somewhere above you claimed that we would not go into a situation to ‘help others’. You posted that on the day the remembrance service from the Falkland Islands was filling our television screens – explain!
    The Doc’s ‘holier than thou’ sermons are so boring and long winded, but I think he is in the renewables industry, so he is only defending his corner.
    Thought for the day – a neighbours house had solar panels installed last week – perfectly legal, etc. A baby born last week will go through all the stages of growing up, with all that entails. Certainly for most of us the late teens and through the twenties were the most difficult when it came to earning enough and paying all the bills. The baby born last week, going into its 25th year on this planet, will still be paying as part of his/her utilities bill for the subsidy allocated to my neighbour’s solar panels last week. As I understand it at the moment the factory gate price for one KWh of electricity as supplied from normal Power Stations is about 2.5p. The price of one KWh from solar panels is 43p – index linked – and guaranteed for those 25 years.
  • A slightly modified version of the animated graph video:
  • I hate to say this – but where is the proof that ‘ we must reduce our thirst for energy’. In my lifetime, since the 50s the atmosphere has never been cleaner. We used to have smokestacks belching out all sorts of nasties into the air we breathed – there are illustrations from centuries back showing chimney upon chimney polluting our streets, never mind whole cities.It may be that we can clean the air we breathe even further and I’m all for that, but why the doomsday scenario – its not fact. The atmosphere has warmed about 0.7 of one degree over the last several decades – this has happened before and in a few thousand years will probably happen again. OK – an atoll 1 metre above present sea level may disappear but eventually that atoll may very well reappear 2 metres above sea level. We can’t control these things – well actually we can. A thousand years ago a threatened island would have died along with its population – nowadays we would go in there with millions of pounds (actually probably US dollars)worth of equipment and ‘rescue’ them and give them a lovely home somewhere else – sorted !

    OOpps almost forgot – the new video

  • Glasgow ? Glasgow ? There’s nothing in the video of Glasgow – There’s the Scott Monument in Edinburgh, the Kessock Bridge at Inverness ,oh, do you think Trafalgar Square is in Glasgow ? You also avoided the serious mind bending noise problem evident in the vid. Those wonderful feats of engineering you mention have one thing in common – they are all there for our use 24 hours a day and therefore justify their cost – electricity from wind farms is inefficient,unreliable,intermittent and hugely expensive for consumers, whilst giving huge profits to the few. And not one Power Station can be, or ever will be, closed down because of them.

Recent comments by Malcolm Kirk

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    I don’t withdraw ‘ shear arrogance’ Robert. When the people at ForArgyll actively encouraged so many members of the public to join in open debate online, you don’t just close it down virtually without explanation, and yes, without an Editor it is closed down. Whether there is some advertising income from the little that still exists could be the reason it has not shut totally. The attitude reminds me of a landowner who treats his tenants in the same manner – “Its mine, all mine,so I will do as I want – you don’t matter”.
    PS. Was there any public money subsidising ForArgyll ?
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Wouldn’t we all Bob. To me it was shear arrogance for all those involved in producing ForArgyll to walk out without a full explanation to those of us who had contributed to making it what it was over the years.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Just been revealed that 8 of the top ten travel expenses claims, have been from SNP MPs – and Mhairi Black is not even one of them this time with her £350 single flight costs from London City Airport. These 8 have cost £239,366 MORE, repeat MORE, than the MPs who held the seat before them. These are the people ScotsRenewables touches his forelock to. Come back LINDA – we desperately need your input again.
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    Is this site being kept alive so that Charles can get some income from the adverts ? ?
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    I wonder how many SNP MSPs there would be if the thumbs up/thumbs down figures applied to Salmon’s posts were reflected at Holyrood. The figures of course posted by real people not the SNP drones who have filled the top half of this page as instructed by their desperate mistress Sturgeon.

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