View Poll Results: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

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    29 38.67%
  • Wiind turbines are good & property owners should be justly compensated for decrease property value

    11 14.67%
  • I think Obama is an idiot

    8 10.67%
  • I'd be upset if wind turbines went up interfering with my view

    5 6.67%
  • The wind turbines should not be allowed to disrupt views

    2 2.67%
  • I think George W Bush ruined this nation

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Oh Tesla, please come back.

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Then we need to start teaching electrical systems to our kids....can you imagine Joe SixPack trying to fix his own system? I have worked around electronics and nuclear power a long time, and I don't have much faith in poorly trained techs that are out there in huge numbers.
    If every house has its own, no way you want it on your grid. Any one of your neighbors can trip out the entire block....
    Be patient man.

    It can work just fine.
    People are trained to do these things, it pretty easy.
    The benefit is that it's self financed, as well as, a reduction on dirtier forms of energy.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    It is so interesting how people try to claim that they "bought a property with a view". Umm, no, you didn't. You bought a property and that property happens to have a nice view for now. Unless your deed says something about having rights to a specific view, you didn't purchase the view.
    This.

    On a side note, my school (K-12) was built on property donated to the district by a wealthy family -- the paperwork included a stipulation which forbade the district from building any structure which interfered with the view across the valley.

    So, the school had a single floor above-ground and was built into the side of the hill.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    It is so interesting how people try to claim that they "bought a property with a view". Umm, no, you didn't. You bought a property and that property happens to have a nice view for now. Unless your deed says something about having rights to a specific view, you didn't purchase the view.

    And therein lies the problem: When you buy a home that happens for the present to have a nice view, it is you that is taking on some risk. The risk being that the view may not always stay the same. Sure, you're going to pay more because of the view, but that doesn't mean you purchased it. People really need to understand this: Just because you gambled that a view would be a part of your property doesn't mean that the rest of the world owes you that view. I am really sorry you didn't understand this, but them's the breaks.
    Good point

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    If the wind-powered generators lower the value of the properties, then the home owners not only have a right to protest, but the grounds to bring suit to prevent/elmintate said generators.

    Replace "wind" with "coal" and you'll have no problem putting your head around the idea.

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    If the wind-powered generators lower the value of the properties, then the home owners not only have a right to protest, but the grounds to bring suit to prevent/elmintate said generators.

    Replace "wind" with "coal" and you'll have no problem putting your head around the idea.
    But really, almost ANY power generation system I've heard of could be argued to have reduced the property value for one reason or the other.

    So now we can't generate power?

    We've got to put the damn generation systems somewhere.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    But really, almost ANY power generation system I've heard of could be argued to have reduced the property value for one reason or the other.
    Yes. So? That doesnt negate the validity of what I said.
    Part of the reason we have zoning laws it to protect property values -- this is why your claim that you have the right to build a landfill on your property in the middle of a residential neighborhood will fail.
    Lowered property values auses harm to the people who own the property. These people have aright to protect said values and have the right to take th ematter up in court if it cannot otherwise be addressed.

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Yes. So? That doesn’t negate the validity of what I said.
    Part of the reason we have zoning laws it to protect property values -- this is why your claim that you have the right to build a landfill on your property in the middle of a residential neighborhood will fail.
    Lowered property values causes harm to the people who own the property. These people have a right to protect said values and have the right to take the matter up in court if it cannot otherwise be addressed.
    True.

    That said, I wonder which power generation system causes the most impact on the overall environment...

    When I say "overall environment", I include property values, air quality, water quality, etc, etc.

    Coal supposedly causes the most air pollution (in terms of particles, I think).

    wind turbines apparently ruin scenic views.

    Solar panels...blind nearby people due to the sun reflecting off?

    /shrug
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    If the wind-powered generators lower the value of the properties, then the home owners not only have a right to protest, but the grounds to bring suit to prevent/elmintate said generators.
    Why on the face of planet Earth should anyone have the right to stop me from doing whatever I want with my house for reasons other than safety?

    Since when is an imaginary number like property value a valid argument for poking your nose into someone else's business?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Why on the face of planet Earth should anyone have the right to stop me from doing whatever I want with my house for reasons other than safety?
    Simple. Your right to do with your property what you want ends where it negatively affects the rights of others. Wanton actions that harm others, in this case, by reducing the value of their property, are outside your rights.

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