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ifish02719 July 20, 2014 at 12:46 PM
You sound like an angry old white man. This is a great country. And as long as the center holdsRead Moreand the extremists on the left and the right don't get control, it will continue to be. Why not share our bounty with the down trodden children of Central America? Too likely they will grow up and work hard for the opportunities you expect to be given?
Blowin Smoke July 20, 2014 at 05:06 PM
Helping desperate children isn't liberal - it's human. To do otherwise would be inexcusable. PutRead Moret he hateful politics aside. We're a superpower nation, so let's act like one.
Frank Haggerty July 20, 2014 at 06:29 PM
President Obama's “red line” in Syria became known as the pink line in the sand because Read Morehe refused to back his word. The Syrians crossed the line every time he redrew it. Obama failed to take action in again and again. The Obama administration's handling of the Benghazi consulate attack in Libya was another example his failure to lead our country. How much longer before the people in Falmouth wake up ! Folks the detainee children aren't going back. The parents will be following their children to the Falmouth gate at Otis Base. The burden is going to fall on what's left of the Falmouth budget. Bienvenidos a los Estados Unidos & Falmouth
Frank Haggerty July 22, 2014 at 10:05 PM
The new out today about the 100 million dollar New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal is a totalRead Moreembar rassment to the news media in New Bedford. Officials have known since 2012 the gates at the terminal were only 120 feet wide :/ Even with a one -way traffic situation (not present in the New Bedford Federal Channel with its fishing boat traffic) a vessel will need a maneuvering lane probably equal to about twice its beam, plus a bank clearance lane on either side each probably equal to about 60 to 80 percent of its beam. These are just rules of thumb - but that would mean the 225-foot width is not adequate for safe navigation of a 90foot beam vessel with tug assistance. Anything more than that would require Civil Design to run calculations once the applicant provided answers to the questions above. Mark L. Habel, Chief, Navigation Section Planning Branch, Engineering-Planning Division http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/newbedford/526399.pdf
Frank Haggerty July 22, 2014 at 10:07 PM
MPI DISCOVERY Ocean Wind Turbine Ship Width 135 feetRead More http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/index/ship s/range/flag:NL Offshore construction jack up Add to My Fleet IMO: 9530096 MMSI: 246741000 Call Sign: PCFF Flag: Netherlands (NL) AIS Type: Cargo Gross Tonnage: 19533 DeadWeight: 20739 Length x Breadth: 138.55m x 40.83m Year Built: 2011 Status: Active 41 meters equal 135 feet. The entrance to New Bedford Harbor is 120 feet inside the hurricane barrier http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/details/ships/246741000/vessel:MPI_DISCOVERY
ifish02719 July 22, 2014 at 11:22 PM
You are desperate now Frank and flailing. The 225 foot width refers to the channel, not theRead Moreopening in the barrier. Read that report again. The new channel is 225' wide. Plus there is a 100' tug channel alongside. Plenty of room for a 90' beam ship to maneuver. The Discovery is a jack up construction ship and not a transport ship. The Discovery doesn't leave the construction site. The smaller ships that fit through the barrier bring parts to it. The Discovery also could not navigate the channel at Quonset fully loaded because it would draw too much water for the 29' draft there. I hope there are some crows in you backyard, because you are going to be eating a lot of them soon and will need a ready source.
Ann Davis July 21, 2014 at 09:04 AM
I worked at the Base when the Katrina refugees were there. They were, in some cases, a hugeRead Moreproblem (public drunkeness, drug use, and lewd behavior) for the Base community and the surrounding communities. Hopefully, the refugee children will not cause the some kinds of problems.
NortheasternEE July 17, 2014 at 06:52 AM
The MassDEP measured over 50 decibels of wind turbine noise in the neighborhood. The World HealthRead MoreOr ganization and many other Authorities recommend less than 40 decibels for residential neighborhoods. The state limit for noise is 10 decibels above background ambient sound. In Falmouth the ambient is mostly less than 30 decibels. The noise level from the Falmouth wind turbines is more than twice what the law allows, and the widespread resident noise complaints are more than justified!
Blowin Smoke July 17, 2014 at 05:10 PM
Mr. Cool trivializes "CO2 emissions or municipal solvency" as unimportant. He thinks the Read Morereal priority should be his personal crusade against wind energy. But the voters aren't foolish, and will focus on real issues instead of imaginary ones.
Frank Haggerty July 17, 2014 at 10:57 PM
We Know where Matt Patrick stands on wind turbines ! "Democratic incumbent Matthew Patrick ofRead MoreF almouth, a supporter of the project." "Campaign finance reports filed by Patrick show he has received $500 from Cape Wind principal James Gordon, $500 from Cape Wind vice president Mitchell Jacob of Wellesley, $125 from attorney Tim Caffyn of Mashpee, who works for Cape Wind affiliate Wind Management LLC, and $100 from Christopher Sherman, another Mashpee lawyer who has done work for Cape Wind." http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20021028/NEWS01/310289991/0/SEARCH
Frank Haggerty July 17, 2014 at 03:49 PM
Governor Deval Patrick confirmed Camp Edwards (Otis) is destination for thousands of unaccompaniedRead MoreM exican minors http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140717/NEWS11/140719679/-1/NEWS
Frank Haggerty July 17, 2014 at 04:21 PM
Governor Patrick : Deporting Illegal Children Like Sending Jews to Nazi ConcentrationRead MoreCamps http://w ww.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/07/16/MA-Governor-Deporting-Illegal-Children-Like-Sending-Jews-To-Nazi-Concentration-Camps
NortheasternEE July 15, 2014 at 03:49 PM
Your logic escapes me. The MIT report clearly finds that in the absence of storage, wind and solarRead Morew ill cost more and little to no carbon is avoided. If John Deutch installed a wind turbine in his home, he did it to reduce his electric bill through NetMetering. - http://www.nreca.coop/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/NetMetering_WhitePaper.pdf - As the paper above explains, NetMetering results in shifting the extra cost of wind and solar to other grid users. - John Deutch might be surprised to learn that his savings come at the expense of his neighbors.
ifish02719 July 15, 2014 at 07:40 PM
MEE, don't bother arguing with NEE because as he rightly admits, logic escapes him. Ask him toRead Moreexpl ain how much fossil fuel burning the 400GW of installed wind power in the world today replaces and you will see what I mean. His answer will not only defy logic, it will defy common sense.
Frank Messmann July 17, 2014 at 05:47 PM
Nuclear power is the answer. Wind and solar can never meet the needs of 8 billion people.
Blowin Smoke July 11, 2014 at 10:05 PM
Similarly, a video interview with a Falmouth couple who are among the nearest homes to Wind2 andRead Moreful ly support turbine operation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlFg0W5ZfXo
mark cool July 12, 2014 at 05:58 AM
They probably feel POORER since their property values have dropped since the installation. A studyRead Moreb y the London School of Economics (LSE) – which looked at more than a million sales of properties close to wind farm sites over a 12-year period – found that values of homes within 1.2  miles of large wind farms were being slashed by about 11 per cent. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2546042/Proof-wind-turbines-thousands-home-value-homes-1-2-miles-wind-farms-slashed-11-cent-study-finds.html#ixzz37FLih0N7
Frank Haggerty July 12, 2014 at 08:19 AM
The Friends of Falmouth Wind have failed the public and the second class citizens living aroundRead Morethe wind turbines. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has now found the wind turbines in Falmouth, Fairhaven and Kingston breaking state noise guidelines. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has admitted it placed the Falmouth wind turbines Ad Hoc and now sets 2000 feet as setbacks to commercial wind turbines. The general public is aware new setbacks are needed based on the size and power of these turbines. Folks, Falmouth ,Massachusetts is ground zero for poorly sited commercial wind turbines in the United States. Falmouth is a town which bought commercial wind turbines to reduce CO2 in the air while you can't drink the public water. Priorities gone wrong ? The Australian Victorian Government enforces a minimum two-kilometer distance between wind turbines and residential homes. Two-kilometers is around 12,000 feet. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-06-27/wind-farm-setbacks-policy-to-remain/2772716
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