Fred Flintstone and nuclear physics
Editor’s note: the following letter was first published in the Dec. 12, 2013 print edition of The Telegram.
Last week, readers of The Telegram were treated to the following gem from our minister of natural resources: “What we see time and time again in this House, and what the member opposite fails to recognize, is that we believe in our own experts and we believe in the work of Nalcor, first and foremost,” Derrick Dalley said.
“This has been a long, comprehensive process. There has been a tremendous amount of work and expertise applied to the Muskrat Falls project, Mr. Speaker, in every area that has been validated. It supports the work of Nalcor. It shows that we are on the right track.”
So, “What we see ... is that we believe in our own experts?”
What on Earth does that statement mean?
Does knowing that you believe in something make it more likely to be real?
“What we see, Mr Speaker, is that we believe the moon is made of green cheese, Mr. Speaker. There has been a tremendous amount of work and expertise on the green cheese theory, Mr. Speaker, in every area that has been validated. “It shows that we are on the right track.” The “experts” at Nalcor haven’t the first clue about the disruptive energy technologies, in areas of production and conservation, that will be with us in the next five to 10 years.
Ed Martin has actually admitted that he hasn’t read the Edison Electric Institute report on this topic.
Putting “Nalcor” and “expertise” in the same sentence is like lumping Fred Flintstone together with nuclear physics.
The only way that Nalcor can compete with these new technologies is to have them banned.
And our troglodyte PC government is about to do exactly that.
So much for free enterprise and fair competition in this province.
No wonder this government is such a figure of ridicule and scorn.