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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    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.
    But property value is an imaginary number. It is entirely based on what a complete stranger is willing to pay for your property.

    That's assuming that you've actually had a stranger offer to buy your property. In most case, it's a purely theoretical value.

    Why should we consider an imaginary number based on a theoretical construct a valid measurement of negative impact?

    For that matter, how does a decrease in your property value actually count as negatively affecting your rights? You still have the right to sell your property for the exact price someone else is willing to pay for it.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    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.
    Property is an investment, just like gold, bonds, stocks etc.

    You don't have the right to stop people from doing things that devalue those investments.
    Not to be a jerk but the entire argument of "property values" is crap.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    A couple of questions

    1. Are said wind turbines being put on public lands and/or being paid for via public money?

    2. Are they being put in close proximity to said town?
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    The wind turbines are in highly unpopulated areas, sometimes near farmland, and from what I've heard, the land is privately owned. They aren't near any homes from what I've seen, but within sight of some.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Property is an investment, just like gold, bonds, stocks etc.

    You don't have the right to stop people from doing things that devalue those investments.
    Not to be a jerk but the entire argument of "property values" is crap.
    Too bad I can't thank you twice.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    But property value is an imaginary number. It is entirely based on what a complete stranger is willing to pay for your property.
    However true this may or may not be, property value exists; actions you take that adversely affect that value cause harm to me. Again, this is part of the reason we have zoning laws and codes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    You don't have the right to stop people from doing things that devalue those investments.
    That depends -entirely- on the situation.

    The govermnent does indeed have the power to regulate the use of propwerty, thru zxoning laws, to, in part, protect the value of that properrty.

    That is, after all, why we have government -- to protect the rights of the people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    The wind turbines are in highly unpopulated areas, sometimes near farmland, and from what I've heard, the land is privately owned. They aren't near any homes from what I've seen, but within sight of some.
    Based on this statement they can protest but since the land is privately owned they really have no say other than to refuse the electricity generated from said turbines.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Look at this map.

    All the purple places are excellent for wind power.
    Even some of the lesser areas are good on an individual scale.

    http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/p...p_80meters.pdf
    At Westfield- Ripley , New York they are going to build turbinew along an escarpment. It is along the Lake Erie, near Erie Pensylvania. The color on the map is brown. It is no where near purple.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    That depends -entirely- on the situation.

    The govermnent does indeed have the power to regulate the use of propwerty, thru zxoning laws, to, in part, protect the value of that properrty.

    That is, after all, why we have government -- to protect the rights of the people.
    Is that why most of the ghettos are next to the dumps and junkyards?

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