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2013-02-27 02:06:52 PM
How do they know it isn't their wireless network making them sick?
 
2013-02-27 02:16:03 PM
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2013-02-27 02:17:43 PM
"It gets to be jet-engine loud," said Falmouth resident Neil Andersen. He and his wife Betsy live just a quarter mile from one of the turbines.

Four football fields away and it's as loud a jet?  Alrighty then.  Turn down your hearing aid, Neil.
 
2013-02-27 02:20:08 PM
Don't these fools know it's the chemtrails put out by the secret government UFOs that are destroying their health? Buncha sheep.
 
2013-02-27 02:21:55 PM
Go on.....
 
2013-02-27 02:24:32 PM
 
2013-02-27 02:27:14 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Tubular organs"?


Hates pulses in his tubular organ:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-27 02:30:38 PM
I would love for someont to blindfold one of these morons and see if they coudl actually tell if the turbines were on or not.
 
2013-02-27 02:30:50 PM
 
2013-02-27 02:35:29 PM
Only during orgasm.
 
2013-02-27 02:37:30 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Instead of such beautiful, pure music of the Pilgrims and Puritans, today the cheap "brothel house" music of ancient shamanic drummers is heard in every elevator, restaurant, and grocery store of a once blessed and formerly Christian country.

Other styles have also resulted from this Rule of Accent being violated such as soft rock (soft, sensual backbeat), disco (fast, rapid backbeat), metal (violent, aggressive backbeat), and hard rock (constant barrage of the backbeat).

"Tubular organs"?

SO RAD!!!


Favouriting you as Soft Sensual Backbeat.
 
2013-02-27 02:37:54 PM
I've stood close to one of those big propellers, and while it IS loud, (and I wouldn't want to live next door to it), I don't think it would bother me at 1/4 mile away.
 
2013-02-27 02:44:58 PM
Wind farm illness is a psychosomatic disorder caused by suggesting wind farms can cause illness. Once introduced to a community this psychosomatic illness can become wide spread. It is a close relative to cell-tower illness, which can affect people before the tower is even turned on.
 
2013-02-27 02:46:38 PM
Also, them wimmin folk actin' like they got a place larnin' and whatnot. Shameful. That Hypatia oughta be burnt fer her blasphemies!
 
2013-02-27 02:53:13 PM

wildcardjack: Wind farm illness is a psychosomatic disorder caused by suggesting wind farms can cause illness. Once introduced to a community this psychosomatic illness can become wide spread. It is a close relative to cell-tower illness, which can affect people before the tower is even turned on.


As a certified hypochondriac, I can attest to the power of the mind to make the body sick. And once you start to think you can hear a sound, you're going to hear it.

Think about your ears ringing. Think about it real hard.
You hear that?
 
2013-02-27 02:56:53 PM
Just wait until the sound hits the seminiferous tubloidial buttnoids.
 
2013-02-27 02:58:58 PM
They say the impact on their health has been devastating.

I'm convinced and I'm not a doctor either.
 
2013-02-27 02:59:52 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

R.I.P. MIKE OLDFIELD

 
2013-02-27 03:04:07 PM
Nina Hartley's Ass: "music of ancient shamanic drummers is heard in every elevator, restaurant, and grocery store"

Seriously? I can't even get ancient shamanic drumming on the PA system of my local Whole Foods. Not for lack of trying, even breaking and entering.

Wait, I've said too much already.
 
2013-02-27 03:17:55 PM
Sure it does.
 
2013-02-27 03:33:50 PM
Do the powerlines still give us cancer? Guess not... I remember that being the big scare awhile back... We've just moved on to windmills, smart meters, GMO, and fluoride (again...no KGB or UN this time but CANCER!)...
 
2013-02-27 03:44:49 PM

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normally i'd be right there with you, but Cape Wind is the poster child for NIMBY
 
2013-02-27 03:47:21 PM
It's ironic cuz my tubular organ flaps in the wind like a turbine when I stand naked outside on a blustery day.
 
2013-02-27 03:47:37 PM
i19.photobucket.com
Kinky!
 
2013-02-27 03:47:43 PM
I blame the Dutch.
 
2013-02-27 03:51:24 PM
They also give you herpes.

Citation
 
2013-02-27 03:52:03 PM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-27 03:52:15 PM
www.melopasogoma.com
 
2013-02-27 03:53:03 PM
TUBULAR!

collider.com
 
2013-02-27 03:53:58 PM
penis.

/tube snake boogie
 
2013-02-27 03:57:28 PM

sno man: "It gets to be jet-engine loud," said Falmouth resident Neil Andersen. He and his wife Betsy live just a quarter mile from one of the turbines.

Four football fields away and it's as loud a jet?  Alrighty then.  Turn down your hearing aid, Neil.


If you live in Falmouth, and that is what you are complaining about, then you are a paid shill.
that place is a shiathole.
 
2013-02-27 03:57:31 PM
I'm putting a 500 foot turbine up in my back yard, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies....
 
2013-02-27 04:00:51 PM
I expected this to be about Wub Wub music.
 
2013-02-27 04:00:56 PM
cuddlebuggery.com
 
2013-02-27 04:01:34 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Instead of such beautiful, pure music of the Pilgrims and Puritans, today the cheap "brothel house" music of ancient shamanic drummers is heard in every elevator, restaurant, and grocery store of a once blessed and formerly Christian country.

Other styles have also resulted from this Rule of Accent being violated such as soft rock (soft, sensual backbeat), disco (fast, rapid backbeat), metal (violent, aggressive backbeat), and hard rock (constant barrage of the backbeat).

"Tubular organs"?

SO RAD!!!


That was a lot of crazy to wade through, but oh man I wish I'd read that while majoring in music many years ago. Only because my friends and I would've found it hilarious to shout out "the backbeat is the beat of the Devil!" during rehearsals.

But I attended an evil government indoctrination center, er, public university, so there's no hope for me anyway.
 
2013-02-27 04:02:30 PM
My home bill topped $350 last month (50 cents per kwh), and the power company says its going up again...
This is a problem I wouldn't mind having.

/Writing the check rustles my jimmies far more than wind turbines shake my tubulars.
 
2013-02-27 04:02:40 PM

wildcardjack: Wind farm illness is a psychosomatic disorder caused by suggesting wind farms can cause illness. Once introduced to a community this psychosomatic illness can become wide spread. It is a close relative to cell-tower illness, which can affect people before the tower is even turned on erected.



/Turgid
 
2013-02-27 04:03:32 PM

Grapple: I expected this to be about Wub Wub music.


I highly recommend a thread-jack.
 
2013-02-27 04:04:51 PM

Grapple: I expected this to be about Wub Wub music.


Well Skrillex's music does make me feel ill.
 
2013-02-27 04:07:50 PM

vudukungfu: sno man: "It gets to be jet-engine loud," said Falmouth resident Neil Andersen. He and his wife Betsy live just a quarter mile from one of the turbines.

Four football fields away and it's as loud a jet?  Alrighty then.  Turn down your hearing aid, Neil.

If you live in Falmouth, and that is what you are complaining about, then you are a paid shill.
that place is a shiathole.


That wouldn't happen to have Otis Air National Guard base right near there would it?  Hey, Neil... I think I know what's causing those jet noises.
 
2013-02-27 04:08:49 PM
I get low-frequency diesel engine noise reverberating in my house, 2 miles away from the railyard. The severity varies but it can be irritating as fark. Who are we to poo-poo this guy's claims?
 
2013-02-27 04:10:01 PM
Congratz on contracting a memetic disease.  It's not the windmills, but your brains that are making you sick.
 
2013-02-27 04:10:36 PM
I have to believe there is some impact to sound and vibration in close proximity but it would not seem to have great deal of range.  It seems like the reference he makes to the blades at their low point would be easily remedied by a good planting plan.
 
2013-02-27 04:11:06 PM
Grand pianoReed and pipe organGlockenspielBass guitarDouble speed guitarTwo slightly distorted guitarsMAN, doe LIN!Spanish guitarand introducing acoustic guitar, plus...TUBULAR ORGANS!
 
2013-02-27 04:11:38 PM
thefalafel.org

They noise can be terribly irritating.

Especially the morning call to prayer.
 
2013-02-27 04:13:18 PM

meat0918: Congratz on contracting a memetic disease.  It's not the windmills, but your brains that are making you sick.


Kuru!
 
2013-02-27 04:13:35 PM

nytmare: I get low-frequency diesel engine noise reverberating in my house, 2 miles away from the railyard. The severity varies but it can be irritating as fark. Who are we to poo-poo this guy's claims?


Toughen up, nancy.
 
2013-02-27 04:13:47 PM
Stick a coal-fired plant there instead.
 
2013-02-27 04:13:47 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Instead of such beautiful, pure music of the Pilgrims and Puritans, today the cheap "brothel house" music of ancient shamanic drummers is heard in every elevator, restaurant, and grocery store of a once blessed and formerly Christian country.

Other styles have also resulted from this Rule of Accent being violated such as soft rock (soft, sensual backbeat), disco (fast, rapid backbeat), metal (violent, aggressive backbeat), and hard rock (constant barrage of the backbeat).

"Tubular organs"?

SO RAD!!!


.... I got to the part where he (?) was nearly lead astray from the path of righteousness by an Amy Grant demo, and I just blue-screened.
 
2013-02-27 04:16:08 PM
Well, there could be something to this. Elephants communicate with each others over long distances by using low frequency sound. If you google infrasound, I think you'll find that it has some interesting properties, and can affect structures and people in unexpected ways, even over distances. I think I've even heard of it being used as a siege weapon in Panama, and more recently.
 
2013-02-27 04:16:16 PM
theatreorgans.com
Oh, so hot....
 
2013-02-27 04:16:40 PM
Tubular organ? Like a NIMBYrod?
 
2013-02-27 04:17:57 PM

offacue: [theatreorgans.com image 549x365]
Oh, so hot....


frikkin leslie on that babe.
 
2013-02-27 04:18:09 PM
Oh, also, it kills birds and bats, not that are hit, but who fly too close and the pressure waves rupture lungs. At a distance, it may not kill, but may be disturbing.
 
2013-02-27 04:18:39 PM
You know those inverted-wavelength in-car outdoor noise silencer doohickeys they put in cars?  Yeah, put em in your home.  Problem solved.  Duh.
 
2013-02-27 04:18:51 PM

Grapple: I expected this to be about Wub Wub music.


ska? rocksteady? dancehall? reggae? not that awful hipster dubstep?
 
2013-02-27 04:20:58 PM

vudukungfu: offacue: [theatreorgans.com image 549x365]
Oh, so hot....

frikkin leslie on that babe.


Nothin' like a little Doppler in your blues.
 
2013-02-27 04:21:50 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Instead of such beautiful, pure music of the Pilgrims and Puritans, today the cheap "brothel house" music of ancient shamanic drummers is heard in every elevator, restaurant, and grocery store of a once blessed and formerly Christian country.

Other styles have also resulted from this Rule of Accent being violated such as soft rock (soft, sensual backbeat), disco (fast, rapid backbeat), metal (violent, aggressive backbeat), and hard rock (constant barrage of the backbeat).

"Tubular organs"?

SO RAD!!!


well that's some weapons-grade crazy right there
 
2013-02-27 04:25:10 PM

meat0918: Congratz on contracting a memetic disease.  It's not the windmills, but your brains that are making you sick.


Which might explain why all the conditions widely varied and are ones that cannot be shown to have clear causes.

I don't like to discount claims like this but the similarities to mass hysteria/hypochondria are very clear. As is the distinct lack of any kind of scientific evidence.
 
2013-02-27 04:25:30 PM
Blowing wind from a beer hangover can be deadly.
 
2013-02-27 04:25:47 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-27 04:27:21 PM
Ah, windpower. Useful in so few places.
 
2013-02-27 04:28:24 PM
Maybe they are hearing the earthquake machine.
 
2013-02-27 04:31:29 PM

SpdrJay: I'm putting a 500 foot turbine up in my back yard, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies....


My In-laws live in a valley that got ringed with 25 400' foot tall turbines about two years ago. I just checked on the topo map and the closest one is about .7 miles from their house, straight line. They basically sound like when a commercial airliner is flying overhead, only it goes 'whoosh'-'whoosh'-'whoosh'-'whoosh'. It's not always very loud but I was over there the other night when it was kinda windy and snowy and it was definitely noticeable.

They're not as bad as I expected, but they're still kind of annoying. I used to live near a highway AND train track though so it bothers them more than me. However I definitely would not buy a house any closer... I've heard of vibrations if the structure is really close, and having driven through one near Buffalo that was right on top of the road, they're very distracting and kind of intimidating.

Hopefully yours isn't too bad, but you might want to explore contingency plans in case you change your mind.
 
2013-02-27 04:31:45 PM
couldn't happen to a more deserving group of folks.

I've lived in Falmouth.  Trust me, I know.
 
2013-02-27 04:32:22 PM
So has anyone actually measured the low-frequency sound emissions from these things?
 
2013-02-27 04:33:01 PM
Maybe if they used less power they wouldn't need em.


How many of those cape cod homes have solar panels?
 
2013-02-27 04:33:28 PM
all that talk about noise and pules of noise and no decent sound clip to give us an idea of what they are hearing. Awesome journalism.
 
2013-02-27 04:33:30 PM
Lots of crazy in that article. I can't imagine them being that loud. Palm Springs has wind turbines going for as far as the eye can see in some places and I've sat in the middle of a turbine field out there and didn't really notice a lot of noise coming from them -- all of them were spinning.
 
2013-02-27 04:36:00 PM

Dicky B: You know those inverted-wavelength in-car outdoor noise silencer doohickeys they put in cars?  Yeah, put em in your home.  Problem solved.  Duh.


...or wear a copper bracelet...

Some enterprising libbo should sell this guy a counter-revolutionary windmill to neutralize those bad vibes.

/pyramid hat?
 
2013-02-27 04:36:59 PM
Vibrating Tubular Organ sounds like something I'd rent at the hotel to pass time.
 
2013-02-27 04:38:06 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: As a certified hypochondriac


Your tombstone gonna read "I told you I was sick?"
 
2013-02-27 04:38:07 PM

Sybarite: Just wait until the sound hits the seminiferous tubloidial buttnoids.


Nah, they've already left my pants.
 
2013-02-27 04:38:08 PM
Now I understand why the Kennedys didn't want those things near their houses.
 
2013-02-27 04:38:39 PM
All this "not in my back yard" shiat can eat it. Ted Kennedy was all for wind energy until they decided his precious Cape would be a great place for it. I wonder how they'd feel about a coal burning plant in their neighborhood?
 
2013-02-27 04:39:19 PM

Tellingthem: Do the powerlines still give us cancer? Guess not... I remember that being the big scare awhile back... We've just moved on to windmills, smart meters, GMO, and fluoride (again...no KGB or UN this time but CANCER!)...


i1.ytimg.com

Sorry, only image I could find.
 
2013-02-27 04:39:31 PM
TFA: "The first turbine went up in 2010 and by the time both were in place on the industrial site of the town's water treatment facility, the price was $10 million. Town officials say taking them down will cost an estimated $5 million to $15 million, but that is just what Falmouth's five selectmen have decided to move toward doing."

Glossing over the reason to remove them how about removing the blades. Should come in somewhat cheaper than $5-15 million
 
2013-02-27 04:39:47 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Tubular organs"?


Am I the only one that is amused (and slightly aroused) by the thought of somebody named "Nina Hartley's Ass" talking about tubular organs?
 
2013-02-27 04:41:18 PM
My aunt claims she can hear the noise they make at her house.

The nearest one was 8 or so miles away as the crow flies.  You could just barely see it on the horizon.

What you could hear was the 3000 head dairy 1/4 mile west of her that went in a few years after she moved in to her new house.  The smell was awful, and the wind nearly always blows from that direction.

Now, my dad is getting one on his land, and his land abuts hers.  I think she's moving soon.

//Which is part of the reason my dad is leasing his land to the power company, lol.
 
2013-02-27 04:41:40 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Tubular organs"?

Am I the only one that is amused (and slightly aroused) by the thought of somebody named "Nina Hartley's Ass" talking about tubular organs?


Nope....I think her ass has had more tubular organs vibrating in it than we can imagine.
 
2013-02-27 04:41:42 PM
BOSTON - An independent panel of experts studying potential health impacts of wind turbines has issued its report, Wind Turbine Health Impact Study: Report of the Independent Expert Panel.

Among the key findings of the panel are:

There is no evidence for a set of health effects from exposure to wind turbines that could be characterized as a "Wind Turbine Syndrome."

Link

Also, http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/02/26/fox-news-wind-power-hypochondr ia/192808

MM and Fark do not get along with regards to linking.
 
2013-02-27 04:43:10 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Instead of such beautiful, pure music of the Pilgrims and Puritans, today the cheap "brothel house" music of ancient shamanic drummers is heard in every elevator, restaurant, and grocery store of a once blessed and formerly Christian country.

Other styles have also resulted from this Rule of Accent being violated such as soft rock (soft, sensual backbeat), disco (fast, rapid backbeat), metal (violent, aggressive backbeat), and hard rock (constant barrage of the backbeat).

"Tubular organs"?

SO RAD!!!


WTFAMIREADING.JPEG
 
2013-02-27 04:43:34 PM

Tillmaster: So has anyone actually measured the low-frequency sound emissions from these things?


this is a fox news story... facts and actual measurable data are frowned upon by their traditional audience.... stuff like that reeks of 'liberal lamestream media'.
 
2013-02-27 04:45:06 PM

Tellingthem: Do the powerlines still give us cancer? Guess not... I remember that being the big scare awhile back... We've just moved on to windmills, smart meters, GMO, and fluoride (again...no KGB or UN this time but CANCER!)...


i've been told that deer who gather under those huge powerline runs because they realize it's safe to graze there wind up sterile. so those areas find a decrease in deer overall that doesn't replenish over time.
 
2013-02-27 04:45:23 PM
So sorry dearies, I'd love to read your article about the windmill fever, but I'm right in the middle of checking my outlets for electrical vapours.

a.espncdn.com
 
2013-02-27 04:46:29 PM
To seize...your own tubular organ...
www.mainlesson.com
 
2013-02-27 04:47:39 PM

meat0918: My aunt claims she can hear the noise they make at her house.

The nearest one was 8 or so miles away as the crow flies.  You could just barely see it on the horizon.

What you could hear was the 3000 head dairy 1/4 mile west of her that went in a few years after she moved in to her new house.  The smell was awful, and the wind nearly always blows from that direction.

Now, my dad is getting one on his land, and his land abuts hers.  I think she's moving soon.

//Which is part of the reason my dad is leasing his land to the power company, lol.


Heheheh...you said a butt.

/yes, I am 12
 
2013-02-27 04:49:46 PM

Tillmaster: So has anyone actually measured the low-frequency sound emissions from these things?


I find it fascinating how elephants can hear low frequency sound at such a long range.

Bring in elephant inspectors.
 
2013-02-27 04:51:19 PM

ITGreen: Brought to you by Fox News, with no ulterior motives whatsoever.

Now a word from our sponsors, Coal, Oil and Natural Gas.


Do coal, oil, and natural gas get into your tubular organs and mimic a heartbeat? No, so they're better. You got no case, hippie.
 
2013-02-27 04:51:29 PM

jamspoon: TFA: "The first turbine went up in 2010 and by the time both were in place on the industrial site of the town's water treatment facility, the price was $10 million. Town officials say taking them down will cost an estimated $5 million to $15 million, but that is just what Falmouth's five selectmen have decided to move toward doing."

Glossing over the reason to remove them how about removing the blades. Should come in somewhat cheaper than $5-15 million


It might be that the windmills aren't fully paid off or they pre-sold the electricity to pay for them. Thus in removing the windmills they have to compensate whoever pre-bought said electricity.
 
2013-02-27 04:51:41 PM
They're suffering headaches, dizziness and sleep deprivation and often seek to escape the property where they've lived for more than 20 years.

While that right there is some grade A bullshiat, those units are noisy.  Even the little "personal" size units make noise.  I wouldn't want to be within a couple miles of a commercial wind farm.  I'd fight like Hell to keep one from going in near my property and I wouldn't buy property near one.  It was foolish of the town to install them so close to existing residential properties.
 
2013-02-27 04:53:04 PM

Xcott: How do they know it isn't their wireless network making them sick?


damn beat before I even had a chance
 
2013-02-27 04:54:22 PM

Sofa King Smart: Grapple: I expected this to be about Wub Wub music.

ska? rocksteady? dancehall? reggae? not that awful hipster dubstep?


I did actually mean hipster dubstep... or that whole Ooontz Ooontz techno Euro stuff...

Ska and Reggae only sound good to me stoned...
 
2013-02-27 04:56:47 PM

Grapple: Ska and Reggae only sound good to me stoned...


Getting stoned is the only thing that sounds good to you?
 
2013-02-27 04:57:57 PM

naturalbornposer: All this "not in my back yard" shiat can eat it. Ted Kennedy was all for wind energy until they decided his precious Cape would be a great place for it. I wonder how they'd feel about a coal burning plant in their neighborhood?


I can tell you that I'm actually trying to harness some NIMBYism, despite my hatred of it.

Coal trains could be traveling through my city, 7 mile and a half long trains a day, headed for a port on the West Coast with the coal headed for China and India.  The rail route passes 1/2 mile from my house.

I like trains.  Hearing them at night is kinda soothing.  Reminds me the wheels of industry and commerce are moving.

What I don't want is more CO2 emissions, more mercury and heavy metals polluting the Pacific Ocean, and definitely don't really like that America is selling her energy assets (dirty as they are, hell especially because they are so dirty) to somewhere that we cannot control how they deal with the pollution created by burning it.

Not to mention the big drive to sell it over there is because natural gas prices have made coal unattractive and too expensive as a fuel source once you pile all the negatives associated with getting it out of the ground, burning it, and dealing with the ash leftovers.  Fracking looks downright clean and green compared to coal mining methods.
 
2013-02-27 05:01:16 PM

Put 'er in neutral during the next storm.


Costs WAY less than $15M.



Link
 
2013-02-27 05:01:30 PM
I need a grant to setup a home theater / laboratory to study this infrasound.

http://www.rotarywoofer.com/

Audible reponse down to 5 Hz.
 
2013-02-27 05:02:17 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Tubular organs"?

SO RAD!!!


blatz514: TUBULAR!

[collider.com image 460x300]


TOTALLY!!!

/and here's a "Gnarly, Dude!" for good measure.
 
2013-02-27 05:03:05 PM

jtown: They're suffering headaches, dizziness and sleep deprivation and often seek to escape the property where they've lived for more than 20 years.

While that right there is some grade A bullshiat, those units are noisy.  Even the little "personal" size units make noise.  I wouldn't want to be within a couple miles of a commercial wind farm.  I'd fight like Hell to keep one from going in near my property and I wouldn't buy property near one.  It was foolish of the town to install them so close to existing residential properties.


yeah, calling bs on that. I've delivered bearings to large wind farms in both Texas and Wisconsin. With most of the units operating full tilt, you couldn't hear them over the ambient noise as little as a half-mile away.


Funnily enough, the noise a lot of people attribute to them is based on what they heard on tv shows or films that add sound to visuals of wind turbines in editing, and that isn't the same as the noise they do make in real life.its all psychosomatic bullhonkey.

 
2013-02-27 05:03:06 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: Grapple: Ska and Reggae only sound good to me stoned...

Getting stoned is the only thing that sounds good to you?


why... you got something??  :)

/attn CIA ^^ that was a joke
 
2013-02-27 05:05:02 PM

Grapple: Fuggin Bizzy: Grapple: Ska and Reggae only sound good to me stoned...

Getting stoned is the only thing that sounds good to you?

why... you got something??  :)


No. I was hopeful you did. Guess I'll keep "working," since I'm at work. Bah.
 
2013-02-27 05:11:01 PM
Your tubular organs aren't made of up just one tube, it's more like a series of tubes...
 
2013-02-27 05:14:50 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Dicky B: You know those inverted-wavelength in-car outdoor noise silencer doohickeys they put in cars?  Yeah, put em in your home.  Problem solved.  Duh.

...or wear a copper bracelet...

Some enterprising libbo should sell this guy a counter-revolutionary windmill to neutralize those bad vibes.

/pyramid hat?


You joke, but I think you just described a scheme that would make serious money, right there.
 
2013-02-27 05:15:16 PM
Poor dearies. Maybe they can send the "help" out to do something about it.

I wish Cape Cod and New York would just fall off into the ocean. Then I could stop hearing about them.
 
2013-02-27 05:19:54 PM

Billy Bathsalt: Stick a coal-fired plant there instead.


To be fair, at least it would make some serious electricity.

I'll take a nuke plant, though, thanks.
 
2013-02-27 05:20:02 PM
Nst Nst Wub Wub Wub, Nst Nst Wub Wub Wub, Nst Nst Wub Wub Wub, Nst Nst Wub Wub Wub

Are these similar to the 'spastic tubes' I have been hearing so much about?

/rape
 
2013-02-27 05:29:39 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: wildcardjack: Wind farm illness is a psychosomatic disorder caused by suggesting wind farms can cause illness. Once introduced to a community this psychosomatic illness can become wide spread. It is a close relative to cell-tower illness, which can affect people before the tower is even turned on.

As a certified hypochondriac, I can attest to the power of the mind to make the body sick. And once you start to think you can hear a sound, you're going to hear it.

Think about your ears ringing. Think about it real hard.
You hear that?


Now, think about me farting, think about it real har- oops, party mud.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-02-27 05:32:15 PM

offacue: vudukungfu: offacue: [theatreorgans.com image 549x365]
Oh, so hot....

frikkin leslie on that babe.

Nothin' like a little Doppler in your blues.


I have rebuilt many a Leslie. There is nothing quite like the sound.
 
2013-02-27 05:44:48 PM
My sister's in-laws live right smack dab in the middle of 100 or so 400' towers they just finished installing over the last year or so.  Their house is exactly 1000' from the nearest one and it is about 3 miles or so to the farthest ones in either direction.  They definitely make a noise, just a constant low pitched hum, with the especially if they are running at full tilt.  Not sure about the health effects, but the damn things are NOT innoucous as some would have you believe.

/add in the fact they were built on BLM land that was "too precious to allow off-highway travel upon" but perfectly okay to run over with scrapers, bulldozers, cranes, etc AND that they were given $24million in govt backed loans, even though their own EIR said the wind properties were "not optimal" and yeah, some people have an issue with the whole mess
 
2013-02-27 05:49:55 PM

tortilla burger: Your tubular organs aren't made of up just one tube, it's more like a series of tubes...


You can't just dump the sound on your organs like a truck... it gets tangled up with all of these things going on ah the tubes commercially!
 
2013-02-27 05:54:00 PM

msupf: jtown:
Funnily enough, the noise a lot of people attribute to them is based on what they heard on tv shows or films that add sound to visuals of wind turbines in editing, and that isn't the same as the noise they do make in real life.its all psychosomatic bullhonkey.


Yeah, I think you have your own bullhonkey going on here. Like I said, .7 miles away, you can hear them clearly. I don't live on the property either, just visit occasionally so I have no real investment in the situation.

The traffic going past my house every minute is more annoying though.
 
2013-02-27 05:57:24 PM

jamspoon: TFA: "The first turbine went up in 2010 and by the time both were in place on the industrial site of the town's water treatment facility, the price was $10 million. Town officials say taking them down will cost an estimated $5 million to $15 million, but that is just what Falmouth's five selectmen have decided to move toward doing."

Glossing over the reason to remove them how about removing the blades. Should come in somewhat cheaper than $5-15 million


Or just tie them down so they don't turn.  What would that cost?
 
2013-02-27 05:59:10 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: jamspoon: TFA: "The first turbine went up in 2010 and by the time both were in place on the industrial site of the town's water treatment facility, the price was $10 million. Town officials say taking them down will cost an estimated $5 million to $15 million, but that is just what Falmouth's five selectmen have decided to move toward doing."

Glossing over the reason to remove them how about removing the blades. Should come in somewhat cheaper than $5-15 million

Or just tie them down so they don't turn.  What would that cost?


You mean a restraining order?
 
2013-02-27 06:11:05 PM
Translation: D-bag New England stufftards don't like having their delicate sensibilities and wine-sipping-porch viewshed ruined by any other human activity whatsoever, even if it benefits their air quality and electricity rates.

We've got the same rich twit problem in remote southern Utah: They biatch (rightfully) about coal-fired power plants and nastyass oil rigs, but consider windmills and solar panels 'unsightly'.
 
2013-02-27 06:12:34 PM

Lev_Astov: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Dicky B: You know those inverted-wavelength in-car outdoor noise silencer doohickeys they put in cars?  Yeah, put em in your home.  Problem solved.  Duh.

...or wear a copper bracelet...

Some enterprising libbo should sell this guy a counter-revolutionary windmill to neutralize those bad vibes.

/pyramid hat?

You joke, but I think you just described a scheme that would make serious money, right there.


Money is money, but for me, that kind of loud and steady noise makes me sleep like a baby.  Best sleep I ever got in this house:  When a dozen Mexicans were hammering a new roof on my house.  Second best sleep?  When they were tearing up my front lawn redoing water lines.

(Yes, Mexicans, this is Oklahoma City, that's who does the roofing and McDonald's)
 
2013-02-27 06:17:20 PM

wildcardjack: Wind farm illness is a psychosomatic disorder caused by suggesting wind farms can cause illness. Once introduced to a community this psychosomatic illness can become wide spread. It is a close relative to cell-tower illness, which can affect people before the tower is even turned on.


Actually, in this case TFA's  idiots lovely couple might have atypical migraines. I have them, and low-level ones are actually not always painful, so it's entirely possible to go most of your life not realizing that the dizzy spells\feeling of a 'heartbeat' or 'energy' flowing through your body aren't normal. Add in a lot of noise at exactly the wrong pitch, and suddenly a low-level migraine becomes a serious illness, and it's certainly within the realm of possibility that the wind turbines are doing that. They should go see a neurologist.
 
2013-02-27 06:44:43 PM

PsiChick: They should go see a neurologist.


If it's for tubular organ trouble, they should go see a urologist. :)
 
2013-02-27 06:46:10 PM
believe me, the whole board of selectmen are supportive of renewable energy. I am. Maybe wind, but not in this location," said Braga.


NIMBY Syndrome strikes again!
 
2013-02-27 06:47:16 PM
"Every time the blade has a downward motion it gives off a tremendous energy, gives off a pulse," said Andersen.

Well, that sucks, you probably shouldn't be standing underneath it, but I guess it's in your front yard or something. I'm sorry you have to go through this. Did the city force you to put it on your land? Those bastards!

He and his wife Betsy live just a quarter mile from one of the turbines.

Wow, a quarter of a mile. That's about 2 city blocks. The wind "pulse" obviously doesn't travel that far, Maybe this is your local park?

The first turbine went up in 2010 and by the time both were in place on the industrial site of the town's water treatment facility

All right, now just STFU and go back inside. You're not experiencing a "pulse", you just want to jump on the "bash windpower" bandwagon. Fark off. Now.
 
2013-02-27 06:51:54 PM

sno man: "It gets to be jet-engine loud," said Falmouth resident Neil Andersen. He and his wife Betsy live just a quarter mile from one of the turbines.

Four football fields away and it's as loud a jet?  Alrighty then.  Turn down your hearing aid, Neil.


I just want to know how I get a flight on one of these super-quiet jets that he's talking about.
 
2013-02-27 06:52:37 PM

Somacandra: R.I.P. MIKE OLDFIELD


This!
 
2013-02-27 06:56:21 PM

ladyfortuna: SpdrJay: I'm putting a 500 foot turbine up in my back yard, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies....

My In-laws live in a valley that got ringed with 25 400' foot tall turbines about two years ago. I just checked on the topo map and the closest one is about .7 miles from their house, straight line. They basically sound like when a commercial airliner is flying overhead, only it goes 'whoosh'-'whoosh'-'whoosh'-'whoosh'. It's not always very loud but I was over there the other night when it was kinda windy and snowy and it was definitely noticeable.

They're not as bad as I expected, but they're still kind of annoying. I used to live near a highway AND train track though so it bothers them more than me. However I definitely would not buy a house any closer... I've heard of vibrations if the structure is really close, and having driven through one near Buffalo that was right on top of the road, they're very distracting and kind of intimidating.

Hopefully yours isn't too bad, but you might want to explore contingency plans in case you change your mind.


When I lived in Flagstaff, I was about 50 yards from the tracks, 50 trains a day, and it was right on the edge of where they blew the horn when approaching town. Usually right outside the rattly deathtrap I was renting. I got so good at ignoring it, that one night the train hit somebody and stopped right there, my roommate came rushing in(He worked for the local paper) and said "Did you hear that?" not only had I not heard the train come to a screeching halt, I'd totally tuned out that a trains was even passing by at the time. I think I could live with some "wooshing", especially if it was ALREADY windy, since wind makes noise anyway.

Where do your in-laws live?
 
2013-02-27 07:08:41 PM
"It gets to be jet-engine loud,"

Anyone saying that has never actually been within a mile of a jet engine.
 
2013-02-27 07:21:54 PM

PsiChick: wildcardjack: Wind farm illness is a psychosomatic disorder caused by suggesting wind farms can cause illness. Once introduced to a community this psychosomatic illness can become wide spread. It is a close relative to cell-tower illness, which can affect people before the tower is even turned on.

Actually, in this case TFA's  idiots lovely couple might have atypical migraines. I have them, and low-level ones are actually not always painful, so it's entirely possible to go most of your life not realizing that the dizzy spells\feeling of a 'heartbeat' or 'energy' flowing through your body aren't normal. Add in a lot of noise at exactly the wrong pitch, and suddenly a low-level migraine becomes a serious illness, and it's certainly within the realm of possibility that the wind turbines are doing that. They should go see a neurologist.


Has anyone ever linked infrasound to migraines?

The much more obvious cause (if they aren't completely making it up) is loss of sleep causing these symptoms.
 
2013-02-27 07:22:45 PM

Mikey1969: l I'd totally tuned out that a trains was even passing by at the time. I think I could live with some "wooshing", especially if it was ALREADY windy, since wind makes noise anyway.


Same for me. Moved into an apartment and the first night, hit the sack with an open bedroom window facing the tracks, about 50 yards away. The train rumbling past in the middle of the nigh woke me and scared the crap out of me. But it never woke me again. People can sleep through a lot of noise, once they are used to it.
 
2013-02-27 07:29:21 PM

PsiChick: wildcardjack: Wind farm illness is a psychosomatic disorder caused by suggesting wind farms can cause illness. Once introduced to a community this psychosomatic illness can become wide spread. It is a close relative to cell-tower illness, which can affect people before the tower is even turned on.

Actually, in this case TFA's  idiots lovely couple might have atypical migraines. I have them, and low-level ones are actually not always painful, so it's entirely possible to go most of your life not realizing that the dizzy spells\feeling of a 'heartbeat' or 'energy' flowing through your body aren't normal. Add in a lot of noise at exactly the wrong pitch, and suddenly a low-level migraine becomes a serious illness, and it's certainly within the realm of possibility that the wind turbines are doing that. They should go see a neurologist.


Based on your knowledge of basic physics, seen in the train thread, I wouldn't trust you to diagnose a pimple...
 
2013-02-27 07:48:18 PM

Billy Bathsalt: Stick a coal-fired plant there instead.


And don't just put a coal-fired plant there, let's find a way to get a special EPA exemption so that it can be built with NO scrubbers of any kind, and let it burn high-sulfur coal.  Oh, and make the smokestack extra-short, keep the pollution local.

Seriously, fark these assholes.
 
2013-02-27 07:57:16 PM
Mikey1969 - Southern Tier NY, about 13 miles east of me (so they don't really get much train noise).
 
2013-02-27 08:07:37 PM
Really? Nobody?

imgs.xkcd.com
Or, more appropriately:
imgs.xkcd.com
Hot, sorry Randall...
 
2013-02-27 09:32:19 PM

Amos Quito: [thefalafel.org image 600x450]

They noise can be terribly irritating.

Especially the morning call to prayer.


winna winna chick-pea dinna
 
2013-02-27 09:53:55 PM

twfeline: Mikey1969: l I'd totally tuned out that a trains was even passing by at the time. I think I could live with some "wooshing", especially if it was ALREADY windy, since wind makes noise anyway.

Same for me. Moved into an apartment and the first night, hit the sack with an open bedroom window facing the tracks, about 50 yards away. The train rumbling past in the middle of the nigh woke me and scared the crap out of me. But it never woke me again. People can sleep through a lot of noise, once they are used to it.


This. When I was in the military on a deployment to PSAB we had a jet with a problem engine....we were working around the clock to get it up and up, as we were rotating out of country...the engine mechanics had to run the turbine through a series of checks, and I found a nice warm place to sleep about 50 yards behind the jet....slept like a baby warmed by the exhaust and lulled by the roar of the j-52s

/still love the smell of JP
 
2013-02-27 11:27:54 PM

ten foiled hats: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Tubular organs"?

SO RAD!!!

blatz514: TUBULAR!

[collider.com image 460x300]

TOTALLY!!!

/and here's a "Gnarly, Dude!" for good measure.


i14.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-28 12:54:00 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Some enterprising libbo should sell this guy a counter-revolutionary windmill to neutralize those bad vibes.


i893.photobucket.com

Not amused.
 
2013-02-28 04:57:18 AM
Instead of 10-15m to take down the turbines, why don't they spend the $ to buy the people out and have them move elsewhere?  Would that be more expensive?
 
2013-02-28 08:47:44 AM
Huh.  My tubular organ tends to be the originator of rhythmic pulsing, not the victim of it.
 
2013-02-28 08:51:32 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Instead of 10-15m to take down the turbines, why don't they spend the $ to buy the people out and have them move elsewhere?  Would that be more expensive?


The problem is that this is a mass hypochondria situation ... you could have people 20 miles away insisting on being bought-out. Since there is no evidence to support this medical issue there is also no way to prove it is not affecting a person 20 miles away.
 
2013-02-28 09:09:55 AM

darkone: I need a grant to setup a home theater / laboratory to study this infrasound.

http://www.rotarywoofer.com/

Audible reponse down to 5 Hz.


Umm, no.  Human hearing does not go that low.  I have heard tell that ultra-low frequencies can be detected by your tubular organs, though...
 
2013-02-28 09:44:25 AM

Farking Canuck: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Instead of 10-15m to take down the turbines, why don't they spend the $ to buy the people out and have them move elsewhere?  Would that be more expensive?

The problem is that this is a mass hypochondria situation ... you could have people 20 miles away insisting on being bought-out. Since there is no evidence to support this medical issue there is also no way to prove it is not affecting a person 20 miles away.


That could be avoided by requiring claimants to provide reasonable evidence that the noise and "tremendous energy, gives off a pulse" is making them sick instead of it being a coincidence.
 
2013-02-28 10:23:05 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: That could be avoided by requiring claimants to provide reasonable evidence that the noise and "tremendous energy, gives off a pulse" is making them sick instead of it being a coincidence.


Yes but this brings us a full circle. At this point in time there is no scientific evidence to support the idea that modern wind farms cause health issues (whether they do or not). Which means nobody would be bought-out and they will continue to whine.
 
2013-02-28 10:36:37 AM

Farking Canuck: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: That could be avoided by requiring claimants to provide reasonable evidence that the noise and "tremendous energy, gives off a pulse" is making them sick instead of it being a coincidence.

Yes but this brings us a full circle. At this point in time there is no scientific evidence to support the idea that modern wind farms cause health issues (whether they do or not). Which means nobody would be bought-out and they will continue to whine.


In other words, the politicians aren't putting up a fight because they don't want to lose votes :-P.  Typical.
 
2013-02-28 11:04:25 AM

darkone: I need a grant to setup a home theater / laboratory to study this infrasound.

http://www.rotarywoofer.com/

Audible reponse down to 5 Hz.


This is actually not that far from the mechanism by which accordions and physical sirens work.  They admit an air flow through a channel, and something rapidly chops the air flow to produce a sound wave.  The air flow is unrelated to the sound except (A) it provides a medium for the chopping, and (B) in the case of an accordion, the flow causes the reed to swing, so in that case more air equals louder.

You could probably create a "player accordion" by replacing the reed tongue with some kind of actuated thing that chops in a pattern dictated by a microcontroller.
 
2013-02-28 11:22:37 AM

CheekyMonkey: darkone: I need a grant to setup a home theater / laboratory to study this infrasound.

http://www.rotarywoofer.com/

Audible reponse down to 5 Hz.

Umm, no.  Human hearing does not go that low.  I have heard tell that ultra-low frequencies can be detected by your tubular organs, though...


Thank you. Marketing BS is BS.

/It only works if you buy the oxygen-free Monster cables.
 
2013-02-28 11:59:08 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: CheekyMonkey: darkone: I need a grant to setup a home theater / laboratory to study this infrasound.

http://www.rotarywoofer.com/

Audible reponse down to 5 Hz.

Umm, no.  Human hearing does not go that low.  I have heard tell that ultra-low frequencies can be detected by your tubular organs, though...

Thank you. Marketing BS is BS.

/It only works if you buy the oxygen-free Monster cables.


Some of the marketing may be BS, but the technology is certainly interesting, and one can definitely feel frequencies below 20hz.  I wouldn't put this in the same snake-oil bucket as uber-expensive cables, but at $25K and requiring custom installation in one's attic, I doubt it's going to make much impact in the home audio market.

I'd like to read more about how they're able to vary the pitch of the fan vanes with frequency using a conventional voice coil & magnet, as stated on their website.
 
2013-02-28 03:46:09 PM
Just keep that pulse away from the Tubular Bells or there'll the devil to pay.
 
2013-02-28 04:27:15 PM
I've been videoing and doing stop-motion work on the turbines around Beantown and the loudest I ever heard one was the 660 KW Vespas unit at the tip of Hull, but it was a really windy day and the surf was just about as loud. Plus, I was hanging around the base to get shots. Go away from the school grounds and you'd never hear it over the sound of the wind.

The 1.8 MW unit at the MWRA facility in Everett is ginormous but I hardly hear any sound from it at all.

Probably the noisiest one I've been near is the dinky 100 KW Northwind at McGlynn school, but that's because it yaws frequently to catch the best wind direction and the turning motor isn't the quietest in the world. The whoosh-whoosh-whoosh is, at best, barely noticeable, even directly underneath.

I'd love to have a 100KW Northwind turbine at my house, but I don't think I'm zoned for it, and I probably couldn't roll it into my mortgage. ; )
 
2013-02-28 05:05:43 PM
I had to do so research on this. Based on another article this guy lives on Blacksmith Shop Road and lives about 1300 feet from the turbine.  What he doesn't mention is the giant sewage treatment plant located at the base of the turbine. (Map: http://tinyurl.com/cmbsezz )  I'm sure breathing in all of that goodness does wonders on his tubulars.
 
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