VanCity Credit Union is against Alternative Fuel Corporation
Be sure to read the following web page as you review this data: http://hemppermaculture.com/Blog.html
Their voting package that they sent me - Right click images and 'view' or 'save as' to see full size.
From: Purple Crow
Sent: Wednesday, 01 April, 2015 22:19
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Cc: [Massive list of friends, family and assorted media]
Subject: Dear all VanCity candidates. Before I elect you...
Dear all VanCity candidates. Before I consider possibly electing you for your desired position within VanCity, I'd like to know what you're going to do about the following local and global situation involving my corporation and your collective's past actions (and inaction) regarding green energy and alternative fuel... especially considering your claims about how green and locally supportive you all are regarding the very thing my corporation is doing for the planet and this city (Vancouver BC)... which you are at this time, still AGAINST!... http://hemppermaculture.com/Blog.html
Your (VanCity) current public stance regarding our alternative fuel corporation is publicly displayed world wide about half way down the page and has been there for some time now, drawing greater attention from the world stage as each year passes. I get calls from all around the globe regarding my views on your credit union and how banks have treated us thus far as part of my job as President of AHEPco due to the immense popularity of what we're doing for this planet. Some have even referred to me as 'The Bill Gates of alternative fuel'.
This is most serious as I am reporting the results of this globally important situation to all my friends in global independent (and some main stream) media. (Some you may have heard about or perhaps even enjoy listening to or reading from)
Those candidates to which I do not hear from will not be considered as worthy of any votes regarding your publicly funded credit union.
If you'd like, I shall share the public webpage with you all once my report is completed. Just ask me directly, or do a search for your name and this subject later on through any search engine. It may end up being shared on many websites beyond my control once released.
Those contacted in this email:
1. Becky Herrmann firstname.lastname@example.org
2. John F Barry McCormack email@example.com
3. Teresa Conway https://www.facebook.com/teresaconwayvancouver
4. Jan O'Brien firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Sharon Halfnight email@example.com
6. Man-Kit Kwan firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Greg McDade email@example.com
8. Lisa Barrett firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Vittoria DeMichina http://www.vittoriademichina.ca/#!contact/ctvq
10. Gary Steeves email@example.com
11. Neal Nicholson firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Gordon Reid email@example.com
From: Jan O'Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: April-02-15 9:34:00 PM
To: Purple Crow
Thank you for your interest in the Vancity election. As a values-based financial institution, sustainable development is at the core of Vancity's business model. Good luck with your business venture.
From: Purple Crow
Sent: April-03-15 11:25:46 AM
To: Becky Hermann Campaign (email@example.com), firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com)
Clearly you failed to even read the public article, or understand it, or you refuse to acknowledge the content or care about the public situation. I'll include a copy of the actions of the institution to which you represent, but you just lost the vote. You cannot communicate clearly, you avoid resolution, you deflect those in need, and/or you simply just don't care about others. Your response will be publicly available for the rest of time.
Good luck yourself in all your future affairs, Jan O'Brien.
From: Becky Hermann Campaign (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: April-03-15 9:13:53 AM
To: 'Purple Crow', email@example.com
Dear Purple Crow, PRESIDENT of AHEPco Ltd.
Itís my pleasure to meet someone so conscious regarding green energy and alternative fuel and also interested in the Vancity board of directorís election. Being both a matter of the utmost importance to Vancity and myself.
To properly answer your question I must invest time that I donít have at this moment. Iím campaigning and visiting branches. I hope you understand.
Congratulations for your alternative energy company.
Wishing your company great success!
From: Purple Crow
Sent: April-03-15 11:41:14 AM
To: Becky Hermann Campaign (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Utmost importance"?... but you don't have the time to read one page of words that the company you represent (VanCity) has been involved in against our alternative fuel development for years? ...And no time to respond to the situation, to a VOTING MEMBER (myself) of your organization (VanCity)? You just responded to me right now. That wasn't too difficult. Only thing is, you skirted the primary subject matter like a politician. How 'utmost' and 'important' are your actions truly? Not very. Your 'utmost' right now is clearly just getting elected, and my vote doesn't really matter that much compared to everyone else's votes, since little numbers and being popular matter more than the BIGGER PICTURE (future of the survival of the human species) on a global scale when it comes to your occupation (money). If reading one small article regarding your own corporation's hypocritical actions (negative impact) is just not worthy of your time and since your being seen as 'popular' for the sake of a job is just too time consuming, then clearly you won't get my vote and we're done here. I did not expect any more from you... I was just hopeful you were different than the rest.
From: Lisa Barrett (email@example.com)
Sent: April-04-15 6:16:20 PM
To: Purple Crow
Hello Purple Crow,
I've read/watched all your materials and I'm sorry to hear you're having such difficulty opening a Vancity basic business account.
While it would be highly inappropriate for me to inquire or receive details of your personal or business financial activities, I can say that I was prompted to run for the Vancity board 10 years ago when a female social entrepreneur was denied a business expansion loan because she didn't own a home or a car as collateral. She was penalized for living the sustainable values Vancity advertised to her. It would seem you are having similar frustrations but under different circumstances.
I fully understand the need for immediate shifting off fossil fuels and related products and industries. I'm an activist currently working with Rising Tide - Coast Salish Territories in opposition to coal, oil, gas, nuclear and large scale hydro.
I support the move to non-food stock ethanol, plastic substitution and the use of hemp for many other purposes (I helped a friend build a hemp bale home).
As a candidate, I'm not allowed to promise you anything other than that I will bring this issue to the board as I did with Vancity members' calls for divestment from Enbridge, Suncor and other oil and gas industries.
We are also prohibited by the election rules from criticizing Vancity. I hope this article about a previous election will help you understand my position. http://themainlander.com/2013/04/26/vancity-elections-democracy-or-patronage/
Thank you for taking the time to contact us and for the information you've provided,
From: Purple Crow
Sent: April-05-15 3:09:49 PM
To: Lisa Barrett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Your words and what I sense as the feeling and effort behind them are fantastic to read! Thank-you! This is the response I was hoping for from at least one of the candidates, and then some! What energy and drive to make positive change in the world! I have another letter to read in my inbox but right in this moment, I feel like you just got my vote. :>
No matter what happens next, I'd love to meet with you and discuss your work (and ours) as we are on the same page (read: planet) as far as what responsible people do regarding our future survival and the lifestyles to which we have become so accustomed. If we lose oil, and it's running out, the sudden death of everything it's attached to would collapse our known society almost instantly. I have the solution to this crisis and I'm outraged that VanCity and anyone else would snub AHEPco Ltd and thus seal their own futures so horribly. Absolutely shocking. And here you are, standing out way above the rest thus far with all you've done already! Amazing. THIS is inspiration, this is what engaging our elected people and representatives is all about!
Thank-you, Lisa. Call or write to me any time you wish for a chat and let's work together on the things we're already doing and team up for a better, cleaner and greener future for the next generation, fixing the mistakes (greed and fear) of the old world. :>
From: GORDON REID (email@example.com)
Sent: April-05-15 2:48:42 PM
To: Purple Crow
Hello Purple Crow
I am not sufficiently familiar with you or your company however I will respond in more general terms about 1) what I feel I can bring to the board and 2) what strategic initiatives I feel Vancity should be more involved with.
1) I bring to the board a new perspective that is more in line with a younger progressive point of view. I challenge the status quo of inaction on major issues such as climate change. I view this area as needing more emphasis but in doing so Vancity should continue to support those community initiatives that assist those people and groups who are underprivileged underrepresented and are not fully served by a conventional financial institution. My past work experience can be summarized by financing the public sector. Most notably by ways other than taxation. I have most recently been managing and developing assets in the competitive market sector to raise revenue to fund public sector initiatives. I wish to do this with Vancity.
2) I believe Vancity could increase revenue by investing in those alternative energy companies that make sense financially. There are very low returns in lending to traditional investments such as mortgages and loans. These traditional sources will continue to be important however I would like to see an increased amount of discretionary funds being loaned to progressive companies that either generate alternative energy or promote energy conservation. The Rocky Mountain Institute is an institute that works with industry to find economic and energy efficiencies. Once an institute like this identifies an opportunity then Vancity should fund it. In this way Vancity can can take action against climate change and sea level rise.
I hope this answers your questions.
From: Purple Crow
Sent: April-05-15 3:22:54 PM
To: GORDON REID (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At least you replied, unlike the majority thus far.
Of course I was hopeful for a more direct response to my publicly presented question to you regarding WHY I should elect you over anyone else, or even bother to vote at all, regarding VanCity's stance against my corporation thus far and what YOU would actively do to remedy this situation if you were elected to the board of directors. However, you only spoke generally - that doesn't really help us select you specifically over others. But, if we have to chose between those who care enough to take the time to write back versus the majority who IGNORE us, you're up the scale a bit at least.
I shall weigh your response against those before you and vote accordingly.
From: Man-Kit Kwan (email@example.com)
Sent: April-07-15 2:15:06 PM
To: Purple Crow
Hello Purple Crow,
As a board candidate, I am very limited in what I may say or do with regards to Vancity and I have been told that it is inappropriate for me to comment on a member's financial matters.
Aside from that, I went through your website and I would be interested to know your estimated yield of ethanol per ton of dry feedstock, in your case hemp.
My interest in alternative fuels began some 30 years ago when I realized how it stupid it was that people would spend a lot of time and money just to grow grass so they could cut it and throw it away. Nowadays the research is in breaking down cellulose from switch grass, corn stover, or wheat hay which I think is a good idea especially the last two because it makes good use of the remains of food crops..
In the past year, the brand of gas I use has started to blend in ethanol. I have noticed a lowering in mileage. Ethanol has about a quarter the amount of energy as gasoline so to convert a car to ethanol means the owner would need to buy 4 times as much ethanol to go as far. Someone who used to fill up every 2 weeks would now have to fill up every 4 days. The costs for ethanol would also need to come down proportionately in price as well.
My current preference is for electric vehicles and I would like to see them coupled with supercapacitors in order to harvest more energy from regenerative braking.
As to what Vancity may be able to do for you, perhaps you could try applying for a grant. I only learned of it this year when I became a board candidate. Like most members, I've been treating Vancity like any other bank but a few news stories last year convinced me to take a closer look.
Here are two links that show the grant recipients, their projects, and the amounts they received in 2012 and 2013:
I wish you success in your endeavors.
From: Purple Crow
Sent: April-09-15 5:17:50 PM
To: Man-Kit Kwan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Purple Crow: Hello, Mr Kwan. I shall reply to your letter in point form for ease of reading and reference.
Man-Kit Kwan: Hello Purple Crow. As a board candidate, I am very limited in what I may say or do with regards to Vancity and I have been told that it is inappropriate for me to comment on a member's financial matters.
Purple Crow: It's not so much my 'financial matters' as simply opening a business account to start with within VanCity so I have somewhere safe to place my investment capital for AHEPco Ltd so we can get started.
Man-Kit Kwan: Aside from that, I went through your website and I would be interested to know your estimated yield of ethanol per ton of dry feedstock, in your case hemp.
Purple Crow: The answer to your question is on the website where we compare hemp to all other common (and some uncommon) plants. The result is quite remarkable. Hemp grows like bamboo, only better. Massive yields to work with and it's all cellulose in the end, whatever plant one chooses for cellulosic conversion.
Man-Kit Kwan: My interest in alternative fuels began some 30 years ago when I realized how it stupid it was that people would spend a lot of time and money just to grow grass so they could cut it and throw it away. Nowadays the research is in breaking down cellulose from switch grass, corn stover, or wheat hay which I think is a good idea especially the last two because it makes good use of the remains of food crops..
Purple Crow: Yes, indeed. However without growing hemp first and using that particular plant stock, you've got a lot fewer options regarding co-products which bring in far more income than just looking at the ethanol as the 'sole purpose' of the plant. Take another look at our website and view the diagram regarding co-products and income revenue explosion and massive diversity options that only hemp can offer the world and its inhabitants. This is the ONLY way we are able to offer HALF PRICE 'GAS' (ETHANOL) for your current car without you having to buy a whole new vehicle in order to use our fuel right now! It's all about the co-products. Take a good look. We can help heal Canada's diabetics, clothe and shelter people, make paper, soap, and even cure cancer (do some research and you'll see what's happening world wide right now in the field of cannabis oil and whole raw plant material as a nice salad).
Man-Kit Kwan: In the past year, the brand of gas I use has started to blend in ethanol. I have noticed a lowering in mileage. Ethanol has about a quarter the amount of energy as gasoline so to convert a car to ethanol means the owner would need to buy 4 times as much ethanol to go as far. Someone who used to fill up every 2 weeks would now have to fill up every 4 days. The costs for ethanol would also need to come down proportionately in price as well.
Purple Crow: Gas is running out, ethanol will be the ONLY solution left soon enough, so 10% ethanol in your current fuel is just the beginning. Your mileage for your vehicle, which is designed for explosive, deadly toxins, a waste product of the oil and plastics industries of the world, will 'lower' if you don't RE-TUNE your vehicle back to its ORIGINAL fuel type, which was ETHANOL, as Henry Ford designed all vehicles when he started his well known and respected business decades ago, which changed our lives in amazing ways. On our front page, we source and explain these simple to install (5 minutes) conversion kits that cost only $500 for you to get that 100% fuel efficiency from our ethanol and get even better mileage than before and you'll suddenly be saving HALF your fuel cost while producing zero negative emissions (because our plants take your CO2 from the air and turn that back into plants on our farm, as all plants do). What could be better than that? Oh yes, right, helping us to heal diabetics, people with cancer, feed and shelter and clothe everyone as well and a lot more! Inspiring enough now to switch to AHEPco ethanol fuel?
Man-Kit Kwan: My current preference is for electric vehicles and I would like to see them coupled with supercapacitors in order to harvest more energy from regenerative braking.
Purple Crow: Where do most people's electricity come from? We have hydro power in Vancouver, but most places, their power comes from OIL BURNING, COAL BURNING, NUCLEAR POWER, or some other dangerous and disgusting electricity generation that does more harm to the planet than you're currently aware of, PLUS, do you know how many batteries your 'electric car would need' and just how TOXIC they are to the planet and your family's future?! These 'electric cars' don't help people at all... and WHO CAN EVEN AFFORD ONE of these beasts?! What would you do with your old car? Does it get properly recycled? Shall we all toss our old cars out and mine the planet even more to replace every single vehicle with toxic electric ones? I don't want any part of that plan, no thanks.
Man-Kit Kwan: As to what Vancity may be able to do for you, perhaps you could try applying for a grant. I only learned of it this year when I became a board candidate. Like most members, I've been treating Vancity like any other bank but a few news stories last year convinced me to take a closer look. https://www.vancity.com/AboutVancity/InvestingInCommunities/Grants/
Man-Kit Kwan: Here are two links that show the grant recipients, their projects, and the amounts they received in 2012 and 2013:
Purple Crow: A grant? Where would I place the money? Under my mattress? Same problem, so your ideas are no help to me, my company, or this planet as yet, sorry to tell you Man-Kit Kwan.
Man-Kit Kwan: I wish you success in your endeavors.
Purple Crow: Thanks... I need more than just words on a computer screen though - WE ALL DO. Actions speak louder than words. You know exactly where to find me. Good luck on your possible election to VanCity's board of directors.