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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Morning Confusion has shocking news!

Dear Readers:

I sell solar power systems so people can get away from the hydro company, or at least make money instead of spending it on electricity!

This might help explain why everybody is so pissed at their local utility!

Andy Johnson, CTVNews.ca Staff 

A B.C. man received an electricity bill last week worth thousands of dollars but there was just one problem -- his home had burned to the ground.
The home was destroyed in January and the bill was for a period well after it was destroyed.
Gary Fong - Hydro billGary Fong said the bill for a whopping $4,582 was a shock that added to the devastation he and his family were already feeling in the wake of the disaster.
“It says that we used 25,000-plus kilowatt hours,” Fong told CTV B.C. “People don’t spend (thousands) a month on electricity for a building that’s not there.”
The bill from electricity company FortisBC covered a window from May 19 to July 17 -- a period ending nearly six months after Fong's 5,000-square-foot log home was lost.
Fong challenged the electricity company, but was given no relief. "And they said, ‘Actually the meter's fine, in fact we just installed a new smart metre, so we stand by our billing,’" Fong said.
Image result for high bill clipartEventually, the company acknowledged the bills were based on estimates from previous years' usages. In fact, the company had reverted to that method because it couldn't get a reading from the new smart reader that had been installed -- not surprising, since it was burned along with Fong's home.
FortisBC has apologized for the mix-up, and acknowledged that Fong had even alerted the company to the fact his house had burned before the bill was sent out.
“No customer should have to go through what Mr. Fong went through,” said spokesperson Michael Allison. “We do regret the miscommunication that took place, and we want to do what we can to make it right.”
Fong will be given a credit for any power he didn't actually use, the company said. For his part, Fong said he hopes Fortis learns from the mistake so other families don't have to face a similar situation. “We can afford to pay this and dispute it later, but what if we couldn’t?” Fong said.

 http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-man-get-4-582-electricity-bill-months-after-home-burned-to-ground-1.2487067

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A Cincinnati Reds fan might be in some trouble after he ran onto the field during the 8th inning. The 19-year-old was able to evade security and escape the ballpark.



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Seems ya can't get there from here after all bunky:

Heritage Park, Alberta is putting the brakes on two dinner excursions because of problems with the wheels on its steam train's refurbished dining car.
The fine-dining experience aboard a Canadian Pacific rail car, which was built in 1929 and refurbished over the past two years, has been cancelled on July 21 and July 28, said Alida Visbach, president and CEO of Heritage Park.
"As [the train] was making these tight turns at Heritage Park, it was rubbing a bit against the undercarriage, causing enough of a concern that we didn't want to take any chances — wanted to address it immediately — before we continued with meal service," Visbach told CBC News.
"We had to cancel the July 21 and upcoming July 28 —  just not enough time to book it — but we are going full steam ahead starting on Aug. 4 again, and we hope to be able to accommodate all the requests that we've had."
Refunds will be offered to those who bought tickets for the cancelled dates.
 Heritage Park luxury dining car service on hold after wheel problem

Gee folks, when I was in intensive care the hospital this past winter I hallucinated I owned and operated a gambling car during the war, much the same as this train, and we ran daily trips between Toronto and Windsor! 

BUT! 

My train didn't have any mechanical problems like this one did!  Matter of fact the only problem we had was the servicemen on board getting drunk and rowdy from time to time.  (Oh yea, there was that thing with the hookers too ...., but let's not mention that) 

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I can't really blame a guy who escaped from the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre for pretending to be someone else and getting release by mistake yesterday!

AND!

According to the cops it seems he's in no hurry to go back since he's not at any of his regular haunts! (Although I could have sworn I saw him having a coffee at the local Tim's in Byron this morning, but it was probably a case of an over-active imagination.)

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Now here's something that doesn't happen every day!


Ed Sheeran admitted during an interview with Australian radio station Nova FM that he once accidentally pooped his pants while performing.

When the radio host asked Sheeran if he ever let out gas onstage, the star responded, "all the time," before he launched into the TMI story.

"I actually misjudged a fart one time, which ended up being a shart," he said. "It was like midway through a performance and I was really lively, and then halfway through I was like, 'Alright, I'm just going to stand still for the rest of this performance, and hope it's over soon, and then go home and throw these trousers out!'"

The 24-year-old said the accident was likely the result of jet-setting between several international performances. "I was very ill," he told the Aussie station, laughing.



Sheran, who is currently in the middle of his X world tour, was just nominated for six awards at the upcoming 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Sheeran is only second to pal Taylor Swift, who leads the pack with nine nods.

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 AND FINALLY:

Image result for mad scientist clipartStill a lot of controversy among scientific circles as to the origin of "dark matter" and "dark energy!"

We had some of the boys in the Perspective Research Department look into this, and they concluded that both of them first appeared during the "dark ages" ........., hence the name!