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2013-05-16 04:21:50 PM
14 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: Ted Kennedy? John Kerry? You mean those blowhards?


Yeah, them too. What of it?

I don't understand why people have a problem with having wind turbines in their field of view. As far as I'm concerned, every new turbine is a set of twirling middle fingers aimed at the Saudis, and I would be proud to seeg them every damn day.

The real question is-- few Massachusetts douchebags aside-- why are so many conservatives afraid of alternative energy sources? Why do they hate America's attempts at energy independence?

If we poured some real effort in to this stuff, we could be supplying our country's energy needs (which will include domestic oil) and telling the Middle East to go kill each other without our involvement. That's supporting the troops right there is what that is.

So what's the goddamn problem, boys?
2013-05-16 05:51:19 PM
3 votes:
rhondajeremy: I don't have a problem with them blocking the view. I do have a problem with the amount of wildlife that is killed by those turbines (birds, bats, etc).

It's estimated over 57 million birds are killed each year by automobiles. If saving the birds is really such a concern why has that been ignored?



Came to say this. Over 1 billion birds are killed each year in the US alone by flying into glass windows. Alternatively, the highest estimates out there for windmill mortality are around 20 thousand. Add in the numbers killed by automobiles and by cats (another 1-3 billion), and the number killed by windmills is a drop in the bucket that has turned into anti-windfarm propaganda. If saving birds is your goal, then stop driving, kill your cats, and start working for a demolition crew.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148112000857
2013-05-16 04:39:21 PM
3 votes:

groppet: Is he afraid it will blow off his hairpiece?




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WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!



/ God it's satisfying to use that image so, so appropriately.
2013-05-16 04:32:55 PM
3 votes:
Is he afraid it will blow off his hairpiece?
2013-05-16 07:21:02 PM
2 votes:

SomeoneDumb: I'd much rather look at a field of wind generators than one of solar panels.


What "fields" of solar panels should look like:
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www.rechargenews.com

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2013-05-16 05:38:32 PM
2 votes:
He thinks he's Don Quixote.
2013-05-16 04:03:23 PM
2 votes:
Ted Kennedy? John Kerry? You mean those blowhards?
2013-05-16 06:18:30 PM
1 votes:

olddinosaur: They've got about 200 of those things 30 miles north of my home, and there are two things I cannot learn:

1. How much does it cost to erect each windmill?

2. How much electricity does each windmill make in a typical year?

Suspicious?


Every month I get a credit on my bill from the region's excess wind power.

Suspicious?
2013-05-16 05:13:13 PM
1 votes:
In Scotland, if you just painted then grey, you'd never see them.
2013-05-16 05:03:23 PM
1 votes:

rhondajeremy: I don't have a problem with them blocking the view. I do have a problem with the amount of wildlife that is killed by those turbines (birds, bats, etc). When they solve that issue, I'll endorse them way more.


Don't believe the propaganda. How many birds did you kill on the way to work with your car? Trust me...bats aren't threatened.

I love how every time I attend a development meeting for a wind farm and there is always the obligitory yokel...with the obligitory statement....

"DOZE BIG FANS....DEY KILL ALL DER BIRDS....DOZE BIG FANS GAVE MY COUSIN CROSSED EYES"

People....read up...learn...ask questions...then, and only then can you share your unintelligence.
2013-05-16 04:58:50 PM
1 votes:

rhondajeremy: I don't have a problem with them blocking the view. I do have a problem with the amount of wildlife that is killed by those turbines (birds, bats, etc). When they solve that issue, I'll endorse them way more.


Now what particular species of bird, or bat is threatened or endangered by these turbines? Assuming that most endangered birds or bats are in areas where there are not vast horizontal plains that wind inhabits more so than any flora or fauna, I think your rationale is a bit hyperbolic and somewhat obtuse. If you want to contribute, then suggest a solution to the avian holocaust, don't just complain that everyone should go without one possible solution to our oil dependency because a random number of living things gets Darwin'ed by turbines. Animals are renewable too, ya know... they also adapt.

I've only had one bird strike on my car - should I just park it until I can invent a bird catcher so it doesn't become one with my grill? ...seriously...
2013-05-16 04:47:34 PM
1 votes:
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2013-05-16 04:40:32 PM
1 votes:

Calmamity: The real question is-- few Massachusetts douchebags aside-- why are so many conservatives afraid of alternative energy sources? Why do they hate America's attempts at energy independence?


It's really annoying, if you ask me. There's absolutely no reason to ransom our energy independence to foreign nations and yet if you talk about re-engineering our grid and energy mix to fully utilize North American energy sources people start calling you an unAmerican tree-hugging commie bastard or some damn thing. We got new reserves of natural gas, we can generate our own rare earths to crank out windmills by the hundreds, we can tap the Yellowstone Hotspot, and Arizona is just begging to be paved with molten-salt solar installations.
2013-05-16 04:37:06 PM
1 votes:
Oh, so Trump's upset?

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2013-05-16 04:35:13 PM
1 votes:

Calmamity: WhoopAssWayne: Ted Kennedy? John Kerry? You mean those blowhards?

Yeah, them too. What of it?

I don't understand why people have a problem with having wind turbines in their field of view. As far as I'm concerned, every new turbine is a set of twirling middle fingers aimed at the Saudis, and I would be proud to seeg them every damn day.

The real question is-- few Massachusetts douchebags aside-- why are so many conservatives afraid of alternative energy sources? Why do they hate America's attempts at energy independence?


Yes, it's just evil conservatives who oppose these things in their neighborhoods.  Sure thing.
2013-05-16 04:31:05 PM
1 votes:
They would spoil the view for golfers?

GOOD!
2013-05-16 04:30:51 PM
1 votes:

Calmamity: So what's the goddamn problem, boys?


They don't have a 6% stock position in "Some Hippy Granola Eco Windfarm Bullshiat Corp." like they do in Exxon and BP. Damn hippies probably don't even know what an IPO is.
 
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