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

    I actually think they are visually stunning and understanding that we are generating power from the wind... seems like an intelligent way to generate power to me.

    EDIT:Interesting design for wind power generation.

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

    last easter i stayed in a motel that was only a few hundred metres from a wind turbine, the things aren't loud, and the only problem i have with them is that they kill bats in a rather horrible way.

    Wind Turbines Kill Bats Without Impact : Discovery News

    Aug. 25, 2008 -- Researchers have found the cause behind mysterious bat deaths near wind turbines, in which many bat carcasses appeared uninjured.

    The explanation to this puzzle is that the bats' lungs effectively blow up from the rapid pressure drop that occurs as air flows over the turbine blades.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    I voted other, I think aesthetic impact is a credible objection. Further, with the ever increasing efficiency of solar panels they would be a far better option for dense suburban areas.

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

    Personally, I think we should outfit the wind turbines with vuvuzelas just to give the bastards something to whine about.

    Look, as long as we're using as much electricity as we do to maintain our high-energy lifestyles, we're going to have to generate that electricity. You see people complaining about building wind turbines and nuclear power plants-- the two greenest forms of electricity-- in their neighborhoods, but you never see the same people cutting back on the amount of electricity they use in their houses, or cutting back on disposable products that were manufactured using electricity. Something has to give, and as someone who enjoys the marvels that electricity produces, I prefer building more power plants.

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

    property owners should be justly compensated for decrease property value
    I personally think this is a completely rediculous argument. Just sayin.

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

    The homeowners should be paid royalties by the owners of the windmills.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The homeowners should be paid royalties by the owners of the windmills.
    LMAO.. your silly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    I personally think this is a completely rediculous argument. Just sayin.
    Why is that? Purchasing a home is major investment, usually the largest investment of the lower and middle economic classes. If someone comes along and decreases the value of your investment, why shouldn't they be at least somewhat liable for the damage?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Personally, I think we should outfit the wind turbines with vuvuzelas just to give the bastards something to whine about.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Why is that? Purchasing a home is major investment, usually the largest investment of the lower and middle economic classes. If someone comes along and decreases the value of your investment, why shouldn't they be at least somewhat liable for the damage?
    It's like saying.. there is a garage in the next yard that is unattractive.. or a tree.. maybe the neighbours have kids.. maybe they should compensate one another when the have to mow their lawns. Dogs.. cats.. dogs and cats.. gardens.. kids play parks.. endless possibilities.

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