January 05, 2018

"Crooked" Galen Weston's Tesla Truck Purchase Is A "PR Stunt"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's show, I reported on trust fund billionaire Galen Weston ordering twenty-five Tesla electric trucks for his Loblaws grocery chain.

Weston is currently experiencing a barrage of negative press after admitting that Loblaws has been engaged in bread price-fixing for 14 years. His company colluded to steal money from poor Canadians by selling bread at an artificially inflated price.

Purchasing a fleet of Tesla trucks that haven't been made yet and rely on non-existent technology has nothing to do with saving the planet, it's Weston's attempt to improve his image by green virtue signaling after years of conning Canadians.

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commented 2018-01-08 00:06:59 -0500
James, I do indeed know how math works. It isn’t a question of math. IT is a question of morality. Awfully nice of them to give back the money they stole for 14 years. How much money did they make and invest many times over from what they stole.

And they only did it because they had to. No virtue in this signal.
commented 2018-01-07 11:35:58 -0500
Signing up for these cards may prevent you from participating in a class action lawsuit….read the fine print and ask some questions before accepting $25.00 Loblaws is trying to mitigate damages and convince customers they are “honest”. Look into this case a little further and you will find they jumped at the chance of coming forward first….now why does a co-conspirator do that?!!!!!!!!

I know I was fleeced for far more than $25.00 over a 14 year period. I think other food items were also price fixed…more investigation needed. Think of it this way, when cornered, criminals will often plead to some of their crimes, while guarding the others and only when presented with additional evidence will they concede there were other crimes.
commented 2018-01-07 02:37:15 -0500
Al Peterson,

That money has already been spent or invested. Let’s say they hand out a million grocery cards (it’s far more than that) – that’s 25 million dollars that Loblaws is losing. I trust you know how math works.
commented 2018-01-07 01:48:01 -0500
I went on the Tesla company forum. What a hoot. These virtue signalling dopes are complaining that their cars don’t heat up in winter. Anyone with two functioning brain cells would know that heating is one of the most energy intensive processes there is. To comfortably heat a car for Canadian winters by battery would reduce the already short range to almost nothing.

Barnum was right, there IS a sucker born every minute. And he was also right when he said, it was his moral obligation to relieve a sucker of his money. How else will a lefty ever learn? Apparently Elon Musk is well studied in PT Barnum.

And the other owners are chiming in about “did you try this setting, or that setting?” None of it works. You should really read it and remember that these are largely the same dopes that voted in Spudsy Malone as PM.

A fool and his money are soon parted. The real question is how did they get together in the first place?
commented 2018-01-07 01:40:54 -0500
JAMES CROCKETT commented 2018-01-06 23:17:15 -0500
To be fair, Loblaws is giving every single customer a 25 dollar card and they didn’t have to. So that is millions upon millions that Loblaws is giving out in FREE GROCERIES to say sorry and I respect that. They are not just trying to sweep it underneath the rug.

The “free groceries” were already paid for by the people they fleeced. Intentionally fleeced.

They would have swept it under the rug if they could have- just like the the 14 years where they did.

Sorry, James, there is no virtue in this signalling. I have no admiration for Weston. Just somewhat less contempt.
commented 2018-01-06 23:17:15 -0500
To be fair, Loblaws is giving every single customer a 25 dollar card and they didn’t have to. So that is millions upon millions that Loblaws is giving out in free groceries to say sorry and I respect that. They are not just trying to sweep it underneath the rug.
commented 2018-01-06 16:40:52 -0500
Ken Noorlander what does your link have to do with your comment? Did you actually read the article?
commented 2018-01-06 14:04:48 -0500
Westen may not get his trucks before Tesla implodes.

Last quarter it was revealed Tesla was losing $8,000.00 USF per minute. “Build Quality” is a major problem with the Tesla vehicles. Also Tesla vehicles were being shipped without key components such as seats, radios and trim panels because vendors weren’t getting paid.

Needless to say investors are getting very worried.
commented 2018-01-06 10:39:56 -0500
Interesting how Loblaws is using Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” in their latest touchy-feely campaign….they’ve had us for the last fourteen years!!
commented 2018-01-05 16:49:38 -0500
Billionaire Galen Weston is the type of snot that wears his sweater tided around his neck.
Green virtue signaling after screwing the poor it’s all for show and screw the poor…sad.