13 Oct 2012

And Then Some Research….

I see that nice Mr Davey is going to give twenty mill of my money to some folk up in Scotland to research that ol’ carbon capture thingy.  Okay, it’s not all my money, some of it’s yours too.  Thing is, it’s not Mr Davy’s money.  

Never mind; would you turn it down?  Of course not.  What you’d do is set up an R & D department, some old guy with a laptop, give it twelve months while the old guy composes a file of undecipherable figures and you re-locate the money to where you really want it, you trouser pockets, then go back to Crazy Davey, show him the figures and tell him, “Sorry, close, but no big cigar.  However, if you could see your way to bunging us another twenty…….”

By the way Mr Davey, isn’t Scotland planning on getting itself towed further north and going independent or something?

Anyhoo, I loved the comment copied below, without permission, for which I apologise;

“You might as well spend £20 million into the R&D of capturing Moonbeams for all the good it will do in having any effect on the climate.
Come to think of it, perhaps I should apply for a grant into Moonbeam Capture, £10 million should do. After all, I don't want to appear to be wasting money!”

{There are many gems sprinkled throughout the comments.} 

Also in the news, Siemens seem to be doing a tad of back-peddling regarding their plans to build windmills in Hull.  Looks like ‘green’ companies are getting mixed messages regarding the Lower Sixths ‘commitment’ to greenery.

I guess the Lower Sixth are starting to become a tad alarmed at the prospect of the lights going out here soon and are adjusting their commitment in preparation for damage control.  

Before this I guess they just sent these hooks and crooks a briefcase stuffed with ‘commitment’ so’s they could seem to be green.  What’s the best us folk could ever expect out of this?  That they’d send the empty briefcase back.  The downside to that being a small note stuck in the briefcase, ‘Please re-fill with lots more ‘commitment’ and return.’

Back to the above copy of a comment; if that commenter was to secure his grant, and why not? it’s no goofier that the original plan, could I please have the other ten mill to devise a method of capturing those fairies that possibly live at the bottom of Crazy Davey’s garden but are definitely infesting his head? Thank you so much.

Any upside here?  Could be the merest hint.  While Crazy Davey does his thing, Nearly Normal Ozzy is hinting at tax breaks for drillers to go get after shale gas.  Any downside to this?  I’m willing to bet a pound to a pinch of profit that every hurdle and obstruction known to man, and some still being devised, will be thrown in front of the rigs.

Meanwhile, the chill autumn air could well be the herald of another icy winter and so up go gas bills.  

Quote;  Neil Gaiman.

“This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.”

             Fareed Zakaria.

“Conservatives used to believe in confronting hard truths, not succumbing to comforting fairy tales. Some still do.”

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