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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 12
    More: Dumbass, Mississippi, Massachusetts, wind direction, town clerks, Falmouth, American Wind Energy Association, two-thirds majority, silent majority  
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2013-04-10 11:43:10 AM
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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 12:14:16 PM
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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 11:41:12 AM
2 votes:
What does this have to do with Mississippi?
2013-04-10 12:23:50 PM
1 votes:
You can't put a turbine here. This is bat country.
2013-04-10 12:00:48 PM
1 votes:

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 11:55:43 AM
1 votes:
Really though on a tab famous for it's awful headlines, congrats submitter on coming up with a particularly shiatty one
2013-04-10 11:51:28 AM
1 votes:
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 11:48:12 AM
1 votes:
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 11:43:08 AM
1 votes:
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 11:42:14 AM
1 votes:
I'm fairly certain that fashioning a hat from aluminum foil would cure about 95% of those headaches.

/not a doctor
2013-04-10 11:41:34 AM
1 votes:
That's not what the article says, but then subby already knew that.
2013-04-10 11:40:28 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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