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"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Mmmmm.... smelt (I)

Why is it up to Our Dear Economist to drop this little hint on the eve of the final CRA field time of 2008?

Blunderdale wasn't available?

11 Comments:

At 5:54 PM, November 08, 2008 , Blogger valleyboy said...

You said before that a smelter wouldn't make sense in Labrador because of sea ice? Standing by your words?

 
At 10:59 PM, November 08, 2008 , Blogger WJM said...

1) Valleyboy, do you have a name or email address? Come back when you do. Until then, bye!

2) If you're asking me to stand by my words, feel free to quote the full context. (Where did you hear them, BTW? I don't ever remember discussing the issue with anyone named Valleyboy.)

Labrador loses any locational advantage which it might have due to power availability, for any kind of industrial development, if that same energy is made available, via a heavily-subsidized power line, to Newfoundland (or anywhere else.)

On the other hand, if the industry is to use Labrador power in Labrador, you have to deal with the ice issue — either by adding it to the proponent's costs, subsidizing it, or, as in the case of the iron ore industry, using Sept-Iles as your port.

 
At 11:11 PM, November 08, 2008 , Blogger Steve said...

Do you suppose you can answer this without your usual sarcasm or paranoia? I read you were an artist? What kind of artist? Labradorite carver/sculptor? I know this has nothing to do with the post.

 
At 11:23 PM, November 08, 2008 , Blogger WJM said...

The only artistic bone in my body would be if I were to swallow an ivory carving.

 
At 8:04 PM, November 09, 2008 , Blogger Edward G. Hollett said...

The only really interesting thing here are two anonymous people suddenly making comments.

 
At 8:39 PM, November 09, 2008 , Blogger Steve said...

The only other interesting thing Mr. Hollett are idiots like you, who have nothing better to do, on here making your stupid comments.

 
At 8:43 PM, November 09, 2008 , Blogger Steve said...

WJM, this again has nothing to do with any of your posts but the book I read recently about Hesketh Prichard etc. There were many references to swarms of black flies. How do the aboriginals combat the fly situation? Do they any kind of home concotions to ward them off etc.? This just an interest question. Not meant to be snotty etc. Pure curiosity.

 
At 11:14 PM, November 09, 2008 , Blogger WJM said...

Steve (Clarence? Rick? Sully?):

Don't be a jerk.

 
At 11:15 PM, November 09, 2008 , Blogger Steve said...

Elaborate please. I am missing something here.

 
At 12:58 AM, November 10, 2008 , Blogger WJM said...

1) "The only other interesting thing Mr. Hollett are idiots like you, who have nothing better to do, on here making your stupid comments."

Like I say: don't be a jerk.

2) As for keeping flies off, I have heard, but not personally attested, that moose or bear poo does the trick. If you are walking through the woods and find moose or bear poo, smear it on your face, and around the cuffs of your shirt, jacket, and pants. Let me know how it works for you.

 
At 1:36 AM, November 10, 2008 , Blogger Steve said...

And you talk about jerks. As for Mr. Hollett; I make no apologies. He is a WJM wannabe. And Sully, that's another new one.

 

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