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(Boston Herald)   Smug Massachusetts laughs as backwards Mississippi town sues the gubmnt to take away horrifying wind turbines that are destroying their health. Wait, got those two states switched around; sorry   (bostonherald.com) divider line 91
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2013-04-10 11:40:28 AM
Who is writing these shiatty headlines? Was it really a thing where people thought or said only a state like Mississippi would have people suing to remove wind turbines and the others would laugh at them?

Damn near every state installing turbines has problems with groups, towns, municipalities, whatever protesting and suing to stop development.
 
2013-04-10 11:41:12 AM
What does this have to do with Mississippi?
 
2013-04-10 11:41:34 AM
That's not what the article says, but then subby already knew that.
 
2013-04-10 11:41:40 AM
A coal plant on the same site should take care of all their health concerns.
 
2013-04-10 11:42:14 AM
I'm fairly certain that fashioning a hat from aluminum foil would cure about 95% of those headaches.

/not a doctor
 
2013-04-10 11:42:47 AM
Subtardnication.
 
2013-04-10 11:43:08 AM
It's interesting that you link to a Herald story, when the Herald is the worst paper in town (except the Metro, but I consider that more like "Highlights for Children" for grownups on the T than a real paper).
 
2013-04-10 11:43:10 AM
Someone here on Fark noticed that there is a cure for turbine sickness.

Money.

Seems the owners of the land the turbines are on don't get sick.
 
2013-04-10 11:44:05 AM
NIMBY?

BANANA?
 
2013-04-10 11:44:48 AM
Ha ha ha ha! I get it! It's funny because liberals are stupid jerks and live in the north, and good, solid mississippi people are smart and good and wouldn't do such a thing, but you would think they would because you're a stupid liberal jerk! It's so funny! Oh subby! You're so great and funny! I hope an alligator bites your dick off in front of your grandchildless dad!
 
2013-04-10 11:45:03 AM
Scott Brown won Barnstable county where  Falmouth is located. So those folks understand Potatoe.
 
2013-04-10 11:45:26 AM

Billy Bathsalt: A coal plant on the same site should take care of all their health concerns.


For sure. Everybody knows they're clean and quiet and smell of rosewater and daisies!
 
2013-04-10 11:45:57 AM

meat0918: Someone here on Fark noticed that there is a cure for turbine sickness.

Money.

Seems the owners of the land the turbines are on don't get sick.



It's an Alvis-tide miracle!
 
2013-04-10 11:46:28 AM
My god, imagine the scale of Fan Death that could be caused by wind turbines?
 
2013-04-10 11:46:54 AM
Power companies hate them because they work "too well".
 
2013-04-10 11:47:11 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: I'm fairly certain that fashioning a hat from aluminum foil would cure about 95% of those headaches.

/not a doctor


I'm sure these are the same people complaining about WiFi signals causing all their health problems.
 
2013-04-10 11:47:42 AM
Oh sorry I forgot to add, farking choke on a dick, The Boston Herald
 
2013-04-10 11:48:12 AM
From the start, neighbors have complained about noise from the turbines. They also attribute a range of physical and mental health problems to them.

They're suffering from a need of free money. Once acquired, their symptoms will go away.
 
2013-04-10 11:48:41 AM

Canton: Billy Bathsalt: A coal plant on the same site should take care of all their health concerns.

For sure. Everybody knows they're clean and quiet and smell of rosewater and daisies!


For extra health points, we should start fracking right under their water table. Ignore the earthquakes. We've been having them around Dallas for centuries. Really. They're totally natural.
 
2013-04-10 11:48:51 AM
Cool began a journal, recording variables such as wind direction and headache duration, eventually concluding the headaches occurred only when the wind put him in a turbine's wake.

Seems legit.
 
2013-04-10 11:48:55 AM

Billy Bathsalt: A coal plant on the same site should take care of all their health concerns.


I was at the hearing of the Indiana Regulatory Commission or whatever it's called when it was deciding whether to grant Duke Energy permission to build a new liquidifed coal plant. It was absolutely horrific to hear the city leaders from the area it was going to be built in stand up and say over and over that they just didn't care that the plant was going to dump mercury, lead, and other toxic by-products into their water, land, and air. (They justified it by saying the jobs provided were worth more).

I'm just amazed at the political calculus that goes on around wind turbines. We've lived with the negative effects of traditional plants for centuries, and we know their terrible effects. But wind turbines are scary because they may or may not have some sort of effect that we don't know about. So obviously we need to be cautious about adopting them.
 
2013-04-10 11:50:25 AM
FTFA: "This will reverberate throughout the United States," Amsler said.

Much like the noise from that DAMN WIND TURBINE!!

FTFA (yes, again) Cool began a journal, recording variables such as wind direction and headache duration, eventually concluding the headaches occurred only when the wind put him in a turbine's wake.

I have a theory on the headaches and they can test it with some fins.

My guess is that barometric pressure is pulsing slightly and giving everyone a headache. Like when the air pressure spikes and drops when you crack one window on the interstate, but slower.

My theory is add some fins to even out the buffetting behind the turbine and the headaches will cease or lessen.
 
2013-04-10 11:50:58 AM
BunkoSquad:

It's interesting that you link to a Herald story, when the Herald is the worst paper in town (except the Metro, but I consider that more like "Highlights for Children" for grownups on the T than a real paper).

There's more than one newspaper in Boston? You mean regular daily paper? If so, fancy that.
 
2013-04-10 11:51:05 AM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Canton: Billy Bathsalt: A coal plant on the same site should take care of all their health concerns.

For sure. Everybody knows they're clean and quiet and smell of rosewater and daisies!

For extra health points, we should start fracking right under their water table. Ignore the earthquakes. We've been having them around Dallas for centuries. Really. They're totally natural.


No need to disclose what's in that fracking fluid, either. Just trust the energy companies. Trust them.
 
2013-04-10 11:51:28 AM
Falmouth resident Mark Cool, who lives near the turbine site, said persistent headaches started as soon as it began running. He described some so penetrating he felt he needed "to drill a hole in my head to get some sort of relief."

DO IT! DO IT!
 
2013-04-10 11:53:01 AM
Is there a fancy named scale where I can rate my wind turbine sickness?
 
2013-04-10 11:53:15 AM

Car_Ramrod: Cool began a journal, recording variables such as wind direction and headache duration, eventually concluding the headaches occurred only when the wind put him in a turbine's wake.

Seems legit.


By logical extension, he gets headaches whenever he's downwind of whatever is on the other side of the turbines from him, too.  But it must be the turbines.
 
2013-04-10 11:54:21 AM
more like falmouth resident mark not cool
 
2013-04-10 11:54:43 AM
Here's a power source: build me an industrial strength treadmill, provide me with bourbon and Viagra, and put Lindsay Lohan nude on the other end.
 
2013-04-10 11:54:44 AM

meat0918: Someone here on Fark noticed that there is a cure for turbine sickness.

Money.

Seems the owners of the land the turbines are on don't get sick.


Do you think it might be something in the ink?
 
2013-04-10 11:54:44 AM

thorthor: Falmouth resident Mark Cool, who lives near the turbine site, said persistent headaches started as soon as it began running. He described some so penetrating he felt he needed "to drill a hole in my head to get some sort of relief."

DO IT! DO IT!


That's funny, everytime I drill his wife I feel relief.  BAM!
 
2013-04-10 11:55:27 AM

HotWingConspiracy: From the start, neighbors have complained about noise from the turbines. They also attribute a range of physical and mental health problems to them.

They're suffering from a need of free money. Once acquired, their symptoms will go away.


or free electricity.

And what physical and mental health problems can you get from a wind turbine?  That part of the article really seemed odd to me.
 
2013-04-10 11:55:28 AM
So turbines are the new high tension lines, huh?
 
2013-04-10 11:55:43 AM
Really though on a tab famous for it's awful headlines, congrats submitter on coming up with a particularly shiatty one
 
2013-04-10 11:58:16 AM
imageshack.us

Just turn off the windmills....?

(But I guess the town still has to make payments on them ?   If it costs 14 mill to take 2 down, they are pretty pricey)


/dunno
 
2013-04-10 11:59:03 AM

mike_d85: FTFA: "This will reverberate throughout the United States," Amsler said.

Much like the noise from that DAMN WIND TURBINE!!

FTFA (yes, again) Cool began a journal, recording variables such as wind direction and headache duration, eventually concluding the headaches occurred only when the wind put him in a turbine's wake.

I have a theory on the headaches and they can test it with some fins.

My guess is that barometric pressure is pulsing slightly and giving everyone a headache. Like when the air pressure spikes and drops when you crack one window on the interstate, but slower.

My theory is add some fins to even out the buffetting behind the turbine and the headaches will cease or lessen.


No. Borrowing $14 million to tear down something that was just built a few years ago is a much more financially responsible and logical endeavor. I've had it up to HERE with your "let's fix the problem so everyone's happy" bullshiat! LET ME AT HIM!
 
2013-04-10 12:00:48 PM

mike_d85: FTFA: "This will reverberate throughout the United States," Amsler said.

Much like the noise from that DAMN WIND TURBINE!!

FTFA (yes, again) Cool began a journal, recording variables such as wind direction and headache duration, eventually concluding the headaches occurred only when the wind put him in a turbine's wake.

I have a theory on the headaches and they can test it with some fins.

My guess is that barometric pressure is pulsing slightly and giving everyone a headache. Like when the air pressure spikes and drops when you crack one window on the interstate, but slower.

My theory is add some fins to even out the buffetting behind the turbine and the headaches will cease or lessen.


Hey. That's actually a great theory, but you don't even need the fins. You just need a nearby control community that doesn't have wind turbines. Because, see, wind is caused (in part) by differences in barometric pressure. When two areas have differing atmospheric pressures, air moves from the high pressure area to the low one. Hence, wind. It's all one big balancing act, basically. When the new air moves into the low pressure area, the atmospheric pressure changes, right?

So, assuming that the wind itself is indicative of a change in barometric pressure, turbine and non-turbine community members should have approximately the same rate of headaches, after you allow for psychological factors.

/No, I have no idea how you'd set up an experiment like this.
//Ideally, people wouldn't know whether or not there were turbines.
 
2013-04-10 12:01:15 PM

Jackson Herring: more like falmouth resident mark not cool


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2013-04-10 12:01:27 PM

mike_d85: thorthor: Falmouth resident Mark Cool, who lives near the turbine site, said persistent headaches started as soon as it began running. He described some so penetrating he felt he needed "to drill a hole in my head to get some sort of relief."

DO IT! DO IT!

That's funny, everytime I drill his wife I feel relief.  BAM!



mlkshk.com
 
2013-04-10 12:04:38 PM
His brother had no comment.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-10 12:04:57 PM

Jackson Herring: Really though on a tab famous for it's awful headlines, congrats submitter on coming up with a particularly shiatty one


That's just what I would expect a Massachusinian Massachusite Massachusetter guy from Massachusetts to say.
 
2013-04-10 12:07:39 PM
Canton:
"..../No, I have no idea how you'd set up an experiment like this.
//Ideally, people wouldn't know whether or not there were turbines."


I know how to test wind buffet-ing....

Put blind folded people in the back of a Steel Blue 2002 Jeep Liberty.
Drive at 55 mph
Crack the rear windows about 3"
Measure the amount of time it takes for them to puke....or to start asking to put the dam windows back up


/I don't care anything about wind power
//no need to debate that part
///that Jeep thing drives me nuts
 
2013-04-10 12:11:29 PM
Now I want to go into business selling magic rocks that absorb the radiation from wind turbines and prevent this sickness...

//Also Wonkblog covered this a while ago...  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/10/23/are-wind-t u rbines-making-people-sick-or-is-it-all-just-psychological/
 
2013-04-10 12:11:34 PM
HURRR subby's trying to make it sound like people who support wind energy are all NIMBY dipshiats. HURR WHERE'S MY CHEAP GAS? LIBS!!
 
2013-04-10 12:14:16 PM

mike_d85: FTFA: "This will reverberate throughout the United States," Amsler said.

Much like the noise from that DAMN WIND TURBINE!!

FTFA (yes, again) Cool began a journal, recording variables such as wind direction and headache duration, eventually concluding the headaches occurred only when the wind put him in a turbine's wake.

I have a theory on the headaches and they can test it with some fins.

My guess is that barometric pressure is pulsing slightly and giving everyone a headache. Like when the air pressure spikes and drops when you crack one window on the interstate, but slower.

My theory is add some fins to even out the buffetting behind the turbine and the headaches will cease or lessen.


The thing is that the indoor air pressure already fluctuates greatly, even without wind turbines, in windy areas. Check out the water level in the toilet bowl in your house during the next wind storm. It'll move up and down almost constantly - that's from your house pressurizing and depressurizing. If people were that sensitive to minute air pressure changes from turbines, then those same people should blackout from the much larger & constant air pressure changes when a wind storm buffets their house.

/am actually qualified to talk about this aspect of air pressure & buildings
//American air barrier association qualified testing specialist
 
2013-04-10 12:16:05 PM

Snarfangel: Jackson Herring: Really though on a tab famous for it's awful headlines, congrats submitter on coming up with a particularly shiatty one

That's just what I would expect a Massachusinian Massachusite Massachusetter guy from Massachusetts to say.


Up here in New England, we call them Massholes.
 
2013-04-10 12:23:18 PM
Massatwoshiats never fails to fail.
 
2013-04-10 12:23:50 PM
You can't put a turbine here. This is bat country.
 
2013-04-10 12:25:50 PM

aevorea: Snarfangel: Jackson Herring: Really though on a tab famous for it's awful headlines, congrats submitter on coming up with a particularly shiatty one

That's just what I would expect a Massachusinian Massachusite Massachusetter guy from Massachusetts to say.

Up here in New England, we call them Massholes.


What's this "them" crap?  We call ourselves Massholes, and f*ck you for trying to take credit.
 
2013-04-10 12:33:20 PM

MrSteve007: The thing is that the indoor air pressure already fluctuates greatly, even without wind turbines, in windy areas. Check out the water level in the toilet bowl in your house during the next wind storm. It'll move up and down almost constantly - that's from your house pressurizing and depressurizing. If people were that sensitive to minute air pressure changes from turbines, then those same people should blackout from the much larger & constant air pressure changes when a wind storm buffets their house./am actually qualified to talk about this aspect of air pressure & buildings//American air barrier association qualified testing specialist


Yeah, changes like that wouldn't make sense having an influence. The only thing I could see would be the regularity - something like how some people get headaches from 50 or 60 Hz monitors, or a similar resonance type effect. It seems far more likely it is psychological though.
 
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