ronthecivil

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  1. That's what happens when you run with very little money with most of it coming from the government. You create the worst of public and private industry. I would love to own a LOT more railway stock, but you couldn't give me stock in Amtrak.
  2. You miss logic? How do you propose to fix the situation?
  3. Is positive train control a federal regulation in the states? How does one rectify this situation? Amtrak only survives with Federal subsidies. If you stopped the funding, applied penalties, and enforced (whether it's currently a regulation or not) Amtrak would just go bankrupt and the trains would stop entirely. It's not as simple as simply having a hate on for (not in case even entirely) private enterprise.
  4. NDP made the right decision. Taking on 4 Billion in depth with no financial return is much worse than taking in 10-11 that will at least finance the debt it creates. Forecasts on future energy demand, even those made by the energy commission, are guesses anyways. But it's not exactly hard to marry the idea of reducing emissions to having a greater need for electricity. It's simply logic. You can have a wind alternative, but don't expect it to be cheaper. I won't tell you the price, but I know it. The real windy places are not exactly close to the major grid or it would be, but as it turns out, it's not. You can have solar alternative, though it doesn't work very good here for obvious reasons. Solar is a kick ass return on investment in Hawaii though, especially where you traditionally use Diesel for power. I don't know the exact numbers off hand as I don't install solar facilities, but my friend does. Don't let emotional connections cloud you judgment. I am no big fan of the NDP, but they made the right call. Heck, they even called a spade a spade, and added more clarity to the project. Good for them.
  5. Canucks crowded forward group.

    Right now Rodin is being beaten out by Virt and Boeser. Right now Boeser is beating out most of the team, regulars included. If Virt goes up and down as required, I would understand it. But unless something changes radically for Boeser, you know the whole "those who earn it make the team" vs. "insert money or politics or other reasons" will be tested for sure if he doesn't make the team. Rodin hasn't shown anything at the NHL level yet. Virt and most definetly Boeser have.
  6. Canucks crowded forward group.

    Rodin has been outplayed by both so far. I won't cry in my cornflakes if we end up loosing him.
  7. Canucks crowded forward group.

    I could find spots for both without even trying. Put them both on the fourth line with Burmistrov. You protect them from too much big matchups, it's got enough grit, and look-out in can score! Definitely Boeser, and depending on your need, Virt, can get some PP time for sure as well. Dorset is still kind of injured. So what if he's the extra forward? There's going to be those kind of guys. Gaunce is still injured. We have time for hard decisions. As for the rest of the forward group? Let's just say we will be sellers at the deadline again. They will get games in this year for sure.
  8. Canucks crowded forward group.

    How many sweet goals does Boeser have to score before he makes the team? To me, it seems odd, that the guy that has the best shot, on a team that hasn't been able to score in years, is anything but a lock......
  9. 2017-18 Season Tickets Thread

    No kidding. Talked to my rep last week and they said should be this week. It better be, already have a distribution with my friends set up for Friday night......
  10. Provincial Election Thread

    Governments can intervene by crashing the economy. That's always a good way to start a housing reset. Who would imagine NDP governments in BC AND Alberta, at the same time! Fun times.....
  11. Provincial Election Thread

    Too bad it's already come up, and he wasn't even premier yet! I wonder how much his union buddies are going to push him to bring this back now! Is he going to cave, and fight the Greens? Or is he going to mow down his own grass roots? Not an easy choice!
  12. Provincial Election Thread

    BC is also not keen on extreme left wing politics. Horgan can try to govern from the centre. But if he does, the knives will come out from within his own party. There's a reason you don't have a big tent on the left. It's far to extreme and passionate to govern from the centre for long...... Ergo if your the liberals, just sit back and watch it implode. Unlike a majority government where you have to suffer for years, a small amount of infighting will trigger an election on it's own, exactly at the right time!
  13. Provincial Election Thread

    Nope, just procedure. Now if she leaves a pile of dog crap in the premiers office, you might be on to something, but I doubt something like that happens.
  14. Provincial Election Thread

    It's always better to vote for corrupt. Sure, they may steal a few eggs from the golden goose. But their not going to eat it for dinner.
  15. Provincial Election Thread

    That's the legal system! I am right, your are wrong, and your just messing with the system! I am following procedure, and you are not! You don't have the people's interest in mind, I do!