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

    These complainers makes me laugh...

    Most wind turbines I've seen were in the middle of a HUGE field. They need to be because of the safety hazard. They aren't even noisy and they are relatively small compared to the open field they are likely in.

    Besides, putting the wind turbines in is for a greater good. I don't really give a damn if these people's views aren't aesthetically appealing. I personally find wind turbines fascinating and an awesome feat of ingenuity and design.

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

    Greater good arguments tend not to be that great. Listen, if the windmills drop their property values, they have reason to complain. In fact, that was the reason why those commie HOA's were born. There is reason to complain if they are built close to established communities and have an impact on those communities. You can't just rob people because it's for the "greater good". There are places in which wind farms can be created, we have a lot out in the West. And wind energy is a good, clean form of energy that can supplement our current energy sources. It's nothing to be aloof about or ignore; you can't just excuse behavior which can negatively impact someone. So perhaps it should be looked into. Are there violations of local law, zoning, etc. Has it impacted the value of the land adjacent? Things like that. We should invest in wind power for sure, but there are only a few places windy enough constantly for it to make sense.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Greater good arguments tend not to be that great. Listen, if the windmills drop their property values, they have reason to complain. In fact, that was the reason why those commie HOA's were born. There is reason to complain if they are built close to established communities and have an impact on those communities. You can't just rob people because it's for the "greater good". There are places in which wind farms can be created, we have a lot out in the West. And wind energy is a good, clean form of energy that can supplement our current energy sources. It's nothing to be aloof about or ignore; you can't just excuse behavior which can negatively impact someone. So perhaps it should be looked into. Are there violations of local law, zoning, etc. Has it impacted the value of the land adjacent? Things like that. We should invest in wind power for sure, but there are only a few places windy enough constantly for it to make sense.
    Not to be a dick but your property value is not your neighbors concern.
    You take a risk with property like any other investment.
    If you it doesn't pan out, that's your problem.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Not to be a dick but your property value is not your neighbors concern.
    You take a risk with property like any other investment.
    If you it doesn't pan out, that's your problem.
    No it's not. My property value is my concern. And if you do something unreasonable which causes the value thereof to decrease, then you have essentially robbed from me. A man has the right to protect himself from thievery.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    To me it sounds like a classic legal issue - neighbor VS business . . . to court, judgment, settled forever.
    if there were no covenants in place already, there is no case for court, imo.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No it's not. My property value is my concern. And if you do something unreasonable which causes the value thereof to decrease, then you have essentially robbed from me. A man has the right to protect himself from thievery.
    So, in your opinion, if the house next door changes owners and the new ones are smelly slobs that nobody would want to live next to? Or if they paint their house camoflauge or something else equally insane that might lower property values than they have robbed you?

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

    I would think wind power generation on a property would increase it's value substantially, despite the neighbours irrational protests.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Of course they're not making any noise, they're hardly turning. Let's see what a 40+ mph wind would do to that turbine. I bet it would create quite a whine.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    So, in your opinion, if the house next door changes owners and the new ones are smelly slobs that nobody would want to live next to? Or if they paint their house camoflauge or something else equally insane that might lower property values than they have robbed you?
    They have essentially decreased my wealth. This is why things like HOAs originally started, to protect people's property values against those whom would allow their properties to become unkempt and dilapidated thus decreasing the property values of everyone else around.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Of course they're not making any noise, they're hardly turning. Let's see what a 40+ mph wind would do to that turbine. I bet it would create quite a whine.
    I think the point is.. compared to a wide variety of other sources of noise I think the claim that they would be noisy is .. exaggerated to say the least.

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