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    29 38.67%
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  • I'd be upset if wind turbines went up interfering with my view

    5 6.67%
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    How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    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.

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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.
    Wind turbines are a failed technoledgy, and have no place in a neighborhood. They're an eyesore, a noise poluter, and do not genorate electriciy relyably.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Wind turbines are a failed technoledgy, and have no place in a neighborhood. They're an eyesore, a noise poluter, and do not genorate electriciy relyably.
    Is that so? Do you have documentation supporting this?

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

    I think their concerns should be more than just aesthetic reasons. They should also be concerned about a storm--tornado,etc--slinging one of those 90 foot blades through their living room.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Is that so? Do you have documentation supporting this?
    Is the fight still going on somewhere?

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

    I put other. I've heard that windfarms cause a constant humming noise that can drive some people crazy. That would be worse than just the looks of them. Besides they kill birds. Where's the outrage from the environmentalists.
    Also, I thought progressives were all about moving forward instead of back.

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

    apdst does have a point, if a high wind was to damage one or more of these structures, they may fall and in doing so may indeed damage houses and even damage someone..
    Jerry first of all needs to return to school and learn not only how to spell but also to learn that Wind Turbines can and do generate electricity, so long as a wind is blowing.
    Naturally if they assemble and site many of these wind turbines in a single area, they will also need to erect power lines to take the generated power to the consumers.
    These will also be unsightly and perhaps dangerous to the bird population.

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

    Hrm.. they sound like a bunch of windbags, not terribly intelligent ones ether.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    apdst does have a point, if a high wind was to damage one or more of these structures, they may fall and in doing so may indeed damage houses and even damage someone..
    Jerry first of all needs to return to school and learn not only how to spell but also to learn that Wind Turbines can and do generate electricity, so long as a wind is blowing.
    Naturally if they assemble and site many of these wind turbines in a single area, they will also need to erect power lines to take the generated power to the consumers.
    These will also be unsightly and perhaps dangerous to the bird population.
    Advice from an Expert - Putting Wind's Impact on Birds in Perspective
    This report states that its intent is to "put avian mortality associated with windpower development into perspective with other significant sources of avian collision mortality across the United States."14 The NWCC reports that: "Based on current estimates, windplant related avian collision fatalities probably represent from 0.01% to 0.02% (i.e., 1 out of every 5,000 to 10,000) of the annual avian collision fatalities in the United States."15 That is, commercial wind turbines cause the direct deaths of only 0.01% to 0.02% of all of the birds killed by collisions with man-made structures and activities in the U.S.

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