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

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  • Wiind energy is great & complainers should adapt.

    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

    3 4.00%
  • Other, please explain

    17 22.67%
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    idea Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Here.. map showing the best place for wind turbines.
    The low population density of the Great Plains and 'The Big'Nuthin' that is west Texas sounds like a perfect fit to me..



    Studies from around the world show that the Great Plains states are home to the greatest wind energy potential in the world — by far.
    The Department of Energy reports that 20% of America's electricity can come from wind. North Dakota alone has the potential to provide power for more than a quarter of the country. Today's wind turbines stand up to 410 feet tall, with blades that stretch 148 feet in length. The blades collect the wind's kinetic energy. In one year, a 3-megawatt wind turbine produces as much energy as 12,000 barrels of imported oil.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    There is a windy area in this general area. The homeowners lost their fight against the wind turbines, and they are going up.

    This is green energy compared to other sources. The turbines are immense and the homeowners object based on ascetic considerations. They value their view.

    What do you think. This has been a huge controversy in these parts.

    Where is "in these parts" that you are refering to? I'd be interested to read a local article about it if you have one.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    no, we should ban birds for the sake of windows, i've had windows broken 3 times by suicidal magpies in breeding season, and the bastards love to swoop people too.



    they ain't exactly little birds.
    Aw, they are cuuuuuuute.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    Where is "in these parts" that you are refering to? I'd be interested to read a local article about it if you have one.
    These parts are a good idea to leave undisclosed on a public forum. I'm sure that many areas experience similar challenges from property owners.

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

    Hey Spud, aren't Heckle and Jeckle, magpies?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Man-made structure/technology
    Associated bird deaths per year (U.S.)

    Feral and domestic cats
    Hundreds of millions [source: AWEA]

    Power lines
    130 million -- 174 million [source: AWEA]

    Windows (residential and commercial)
    100 million -- 1 billion [source: TreeHugger]

    Pesticides
    70 million [source: AWEA]

    Automobiles
    60 million -- 80 million [source: AWEA]

    Lighted communication towers
    40 million -- 50 million [source: AWEA]

    Wind turbines
    10,000 -- 40,000 [source: ABC]

    HowStuffWorks "Do wind turbines kill birds?"
    Ahh, but you've got to count those 130-174 mil from the powerlines fed by the wind turbines........
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Screw birds. Have you ever thought to yourself "Man, where are all the birds? I sure wish there were more birds around."

    No, you haven't.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Screw birds. Have you ever thought to yourself "Man, where are all the birds? I sure wish there were more birds around."

    No, you haven't.
    Which reminds me...

    For awhile, the cable feed in my workplace had a channel that combined several security cams (alternating between 3, I think).

    And one was of a rooftop with piles of pigeon crap and pigeons (from time to time) wandering around.

    It was truly exciting

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Screw birds. Have you ever thought to yourself "Man, where are all the birds? I sure wish there were more birds around."

    No, you haven't.
    Actually, I have found myself wishing there more woodpeckers around.

    Woodpeckers are just cool. Woodpeckers and hawks.

    We've got one family of woodpeckers around here, and a few hawks. I don't see much of the hawks, though. The blue jays and crows keep ganging up on them.
    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?

    If someone wants to put up a windmill that intrudes on another's field of view, or, worse, is close enough to his home to be heard, then that person has every freedom to lodge formal protest in the appropriate court.

    He can also use this archaic legal device:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    So, people have a Constitutional right to object to those dumb ass windmills.

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