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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-17-09 12:07 AM
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16. What a load of bull.
Does nothing to help the environment. Nothing.

That's nonsense. Anything we can do that reduces carbon dioxide production is helping the environment. Coal power stations are the only alternative to quickly adding power to the grid, and they are the WORST source of CO2 in the world! It does lots to help the environment.

Creates massive industrial blight and noise that's both irritating an potentially harmful.

What? Have you ever even heard one? They make a completely non-irritating whoosh that you can't even hear because the wind is blowing so hard. Consider, in Marshall, Minnesota where the Midwest Center for Wind Energy has a bed-and-breakfast at their rental meeting site, you can sit in the middle of 250 turbines majestically turning in the sky, and the wind starts out at 8mph in the morning and whips up to close to 50mph during the middle of the day. You can't hear, you can't walk... the wind is completely nuts. Who cares if there's a wind turbine whooshing quietly when the wind is whistling in your ears so hard you can't think?

You obviously have never been on a wind farm. It's totally uplifting. Gorgeous.


They explode the lungs of lots of bats.

I have never heard such bull-hockey. I didn't see a single dead bird, bat, or other animal anywhere around the turbines I visited. I stood at the base of them, walked around them, looked at everything. It's farm country... the ground is uneven and you have to stare at it all the time you're walking so you don't fall, walking between crops and across rows. There were NO DEAD BATS ANYWHERE. This is just silly. Totally silly.

But they enrich the people who build and install them, and they make a lot of well-meaning people happy.

I swear when I see posts like yours that we have plants from big energy in our midst.
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