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(CBC)   The latest victims of wind farms? Emus. Huh, I didn't think Emu could fly   (cbc.ca) divider line 73
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2013-11-18 01:22:21 PM
As Socialist Canada is my witness, I thought emu could fly.
 
2013-11-18 01:26:34 PM
What about llamas?

And monkeys?  Haven't you always wanted a monkey?
 
2013-11-18 01:29:21 PM

I_Am_Weasel: What about llamas?

And monkeys?  Haven't you always wanted a monkey?


I've always wanted a weasel...
 
2013-11-18 01:33:36 PM

show me: I_Am_Weasel: What about llamas?

And monkeys?  Haven't you always wanted a monkey?

I've always wanted a weasel...


better not live near wind turbines then
 
2013-11-18 01:41:29 PM
Emus in mysterious ways
 
2013-11-18 01:42:20 PM

Voiceofreason01: show me: I_Am_Weasel: What about llamas?

And monkeys?  Haven't you always wanted a monkey?

I've always wanted a weasel...

better not live near wind turbines then


Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
 
2013-11-18 01:44:58 PM

I_Am_Weasel: What about llamas?

And monkeys?  Haven't you always wanted a monkey?


Damn Canadian content rule.  I'd buy you a green dress...but not a real green dress.  That's cruel.
 
2013-11-18 02:05:40 PM
I think having to wear around one of those emu haircuts is punishment enough...
 
2013-11-18 02:06:03 PM
We are not emused.
 
2013-11-18 02:06:33 PM

I_Am_Weasel: What about llamas?

And monkeys?  Haven't you always wanted a monkey?


But not a real green dress

/thats cruel
 
2013-11-18 02:07:35 PM

I_C_Weener: As Socialist Canada is my witness, I thought emu could fly.


Over in 1.
 
2013-11-18 02:08:52 PM
I would have thought that in Nova Scotia your biggest Emu problem would be prying them out of the frozen ground.
 
2013-11-18 02:10:06 PM
www.sequencer.de

If you throw them hard enough, I suppose they could.
 
2013-11-18 02:10:14 PM
Wow ... a Canada-Socialism-WKRP-Bare Naked Ladies mash-up. Quite a thread
 
2013-11-18 02:10:14 PM
There is no way in hell wind turbines made their Emus skinny. If it was stress from them you might see a result in the eggs, but it doesn't create a black hole inside Emu's that food disappears into. Stress actually causes weight gain.

These sickos were probably arbitrarily mad about the wind turbines so decided to stop feeding their Emus in order to kick up a fuss and maybe sue.
 
2013-11-18 02:10:15 PM

Marcus Aurelius: I would have thought that in Nova Scotia your biggest Emu problem would be prying them out of the frozen ground.


It's a balmy 12C here right now...
 
2013-11-18 02:10:21 PM
They didn't have necropsies done but are sure it's the turbines.  The duh is strong with these ones.

They've said there are health effects from living near high capacity power lines.  I say that's BS, cause I've lived with one 75 feet from my house and I never RUFF RUFF  GGRRRRRR
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-11-18 02:11:05 PM
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2013-11-18 02:11:53 PM
They did not have necropsies performed on any of the animals.

Stopped reading there. "We don't want to find out the REAL cause, we'll just blame it on da eeeebil wind turbines!"
 
2013-11-18 02:12:01 PM
Maybe they just suck at raising Emus.
 
2013-11-18 02:12:20 PM

llachlan: Marcus Aurelius: I would have thought that in Nova Scotia your biggest Emu problem would be prying them out of the frozen ground.

It's a balmy 12C here right now...


So... that's like what?... a hundred real degrees?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-11-18 02:12:57 PM
i.cbc.ca

Wind farm haters ALWAYS look something like this.
 
2013-11-18 02:13:38 PM
Don't stick your neck out.
www.australiangeographic.com.au
That could be a turtle disaster.
 
2013-11-18 02:14:55 PM
I hate to tell Dave but Debi ate all the emus.
 
2013-11-18 02:16:02 PM
From that I learned that emus can be raised for their oil.which apparently has some odd medicinal purposes. How you get the oil out of the emu is something probably better not witnessed firsthand.
 
2013-11-18 02:16:06 PM
And if these wind turbines were 'behind' their house i'm sure we'd have a picture. They probably mean 30 miles away from their house.

So much bullshiat.
 
2013-11-18 02:16:16 PM
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2013-11-18 02:18:16 PM

d23: [i.cbc.ca image 300x169]

Wind farm haters ALWAYS look something like this.

No, Everyone from Digby looks like that.

 
2013-11-18 02:21:46 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Don't get the emu excited
 
2013-11-18 02:21:56 PM
This is just a ploy by Big Emu Oil to hurt green energy.
 
2013-11-18 02:23:12 PM
I think I lost count at how many failures are described. Let's see, we have a couple of slack-jawed yokels trying to raise a species that's native to a continent on the other side of the world with an average temperature at least 5C above Nova Scotia's. They attribute the birds' deaths to a wind farm, but have never bothered to have any of the dead birds studied to see if it might be something else. They blame the power company but had never bothered to contact them, and then when the power company hears about it and offers to meet with them, they say "uh, never mind, you don't care anyway".

Even if it turns out that the wind farm has had an impact, fark these guys; they clearly have no desire to try to understand what's going on nor to take any action about it. I'm guessing their approach to any sort of personal conflict is "I'm going to sit here and act like a jackass to you, and if you ask why I'm going to say that if you don't know what the problem is there's no reason for me to tell you because it obviously wouldn't do any good".
 
2013-11-18 02:24:12 PM
post hoc ergo propter hoc
 
2013-11-18 02:25:05 PM
What is certain is that a cow doesn't fly, emus.
 
2013-11-18 02:25:25 PM
Translation: The wind folks didn't pay us off
 
2013-11-18 02:26:16 PM
i.imgur.com
I thought the bottom fell out of the emu business years ago.
 
2013-11-18 02:27:26 PM
The primary transmission vector of windmill sickness is telling people about windmill sickness.
 
2013-11-18 02:28:07 PM

berylman: From that I learned that emus can be raised for their oil.which apparently has some odd medicinal purposes. How you get the oil out of the emu is something probably better not witnessed firsthand.


You'd be surprised how much oil an emu can let go when it's scared.
 
2013-11-18 02:30:24 PM
static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-18 02:31:28 PM
Actually, one thing that nobody mentioned is which came first, the emu farm or the wind farm?

If you had happy, healthy, prolific egg-laying emus before the windfarm is installed, and they suddenly started dying after the wind farm began operations, then you have something to investigate (correlation proves nothing under uncontrolled conditions, the answer is always "get more data").

If you started your farm after the turbines went up, STFU.
 
2013-11-18 02:32:12 PM
Reverse fan death?
 
2013-11-18 02:33:40 PM
I think they died because the big one couldn't resist taking bites out of the product.
 
2013-11-18 02:34:58 PM
Or perhaps because Cletus there couldn't keep his pecker away from all that sweet emu tail.
 
2013-11-18 02:35:31 PM
Actually raising emus is a great business especially for steaks, and you don't need labor because they cut themselves!
 
2013-11-18 02:37:58 PM
Wimpy and Blimpy didn't tell you all about the Emu-Trebuchet in the back 40, did they?
 
2013-11-18 02:38:21 PM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-11-18 02:39:01 PM

Harry Freakstorm: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]
I thought the bottom fell out of the emu business years ago.


It did in the traditional revenue streams - hence the diversification into the emerging wind turbine lawsuit market.
 
2013-11-18 02:40:50 PM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: I think I lost count at how many failures are described. Let's see, we have a couple of slack-jawed yokels trying to raise a species that's native to a continent on the other side of the world with an average temperature at least 5C above Nova Scotia's. They attribute the birds' deaths to a wind farm, but have never bothered to have any of the dead birds studied to see if it might be something else. They blame the power company but had never bothered to contact them, and then when the power company hears about it and offers to meet with them, they say "uh, never mind, you don't care anyway".

Even if it turns out that the wind farm has had an impact, fark these guys; they clearly have no desire to try to understand what's going on nor to take any action about it. I'm guessing their approach to any sort of personal conflict is "I'm going to sit here and act like a jackass to you, and if you ask why I'm going to say that if you don't know what the problem is there's no reason for me to tell you because it obviously wouldn't do any good".


People who oppose wind farms are quite possibly the dumbest contingent of an extremely stupid subset of the population. They never have any proof of anything; just wild accusations, an axe to grind and a NIMBYism streak a mile long.

Those with too much time on their hands are free to debate the overall merit of wind farms vs. other sources, but wind turbines don't make flightless birds die, and they don't give you migraines, cancer or emphysema either. These types of people are just whiners with too much time on their hands and a pitiful understanding of the physical world around them.
 
2013-11-18 02:41:12 PM
Oh god... the comments.

*facepalm*
 
2013-11-18 02:42:07 PM
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2013-11-18 02:45:20 PM
RIP

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