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Charles Ochs April 22, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Don't you rightie morons ever get tired of listening to your own blather? I can assure you that the Read Morerest of us do!
Charles Ochs April 22, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Make it so simple that even a rightie moron can understand it: Wind / solar equals LIFE! Oil, gas,Read Morec oal, nuclear equals DEATH ! Understand now morons?
Frank Haggerty April 22, 2014 at 01:35 PM
Charles Ochs, An example of misinformed Jill & Joe P. Public. When the sun doesn't shine andRead Morethe wind doesn't blow and all the power plants are shut down you have NO power. The commercial wind turbines actually cause more fuel to be burnt because the wind turbines are going off and on every time the wind changes direction. The commercial wind turbines are causing health and property rights issues. They should have never allowed "Megawatt " turbines next to residential homes in Massachusetts. These state agencies were well aware of noise issues back in 2005 and still went forward -sooner or later the truth will come out - Politicians always rat out their pals when it comes to corruption trials
Ric Werme April 20, 2014 at 09:54 PM
Perhaps Ambrose was trying to keep things simple, but his reference to dBA numbers pretty muchRead Moreexclu de infrasound. The "A" weighting tries to take assign the limit of audibility of different frequencies as 0 dBA, and infrasound pretty much doesn't register since people don't hear it. An unweighted or dBG weighting would make much figures for including the impact of infrasound from these turbines.
Charles Ochs April 22, 2014 at 11:30 AM
digger April 22, 2014 at 09:12 PM
Ric Werme, I believe Ambrose was speaking to the fact that, here in MA, our regulations ONLYRead Moreaddres s dB(A). He certainly does NOT believe that testing and regulations should avoid mention of, or testing for, Low Frequency emissions. MA officials ignore all BUT dB(A)...and for the communities that have negligently sited turbines so CLOSE to residential homes dB(A) IS A PROBLEM.
Charles Ochs April 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM
No, these turbines will NOT come down. This situation is parallel to the one in Falmouth, and willRead Moreh ave the same result. The town will NOT vote the $$ to do this, and besides, the vast majority of citizens in BOTH towns are well aware of the dangers of climate change / sea level rise, and WANT a solution.
Blowin Smoke April 20, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Mr. Haggerty, if wind turbines are "Satan's work" then what are coal mines and oil rigs?
Frank Haggerty April 20, 2014 at 11:07 AM
First Wind is an independent North American wind energy company base in Boston, Massachusetts. TheRead Mores econdary headquarters are Maui, Hawaii. It's more than a coincidence that the company chose the two locations. One is Boston Massachusetts because of Governor Patrick and the second Hawaii is because of President Obama. We do know money has been pouring out the back door of Beacon Hill into the hands of commercial wind turbine contractors. Your local politicians in fact represent the interest of the wind turbine contractors and not the people who represented them. This is about taking peoples health and residential property rights for a Green Energy "Agenda" that does nothing but put money in the pockets of corrupt politicians and wind turbine contractors. We all need to pray to stop the wind turbine torture of our neighbors - And Blowin Smoke you are part of the evil that is destroying communities all across Massachusetts
Blowin Smoke April 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM
Mr. Haggerty - from what you're telling us, perhaps exorcisms would prevent the gearbox failures?
Frank Haggerty April 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM
To Report Corruption In Massachusetts : Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Martha Coakley 105 Read MoreWilliam Street New Bedford, MA 02740-6257 Telephone: (508) 990-9700 Carmen M. Ortiz the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts John Joseph Moakley United States Federal Courthouse 1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200 Boston, MA 02210 Main Phone: (617) 748-3100
Paul Shaw April 19, 2014 at 01:54 PM
You may apply for an abatement if your property is: 1) overvalued (assessed value is more than fair Read Morecash value on January 1 for any reason, including clerical and data processing errors or assessment of property that is non-existent or not taxable to you), 2) disproportionately assessed in comparison with other properties, 3) classified incorrectly as residential, open space, commercial or industrial real property, or 4) partially or fully exempt. Just sayin.... https://malegislature.gov/laws/generallaws/parti/titleix/chapter59/section64
Frank Haggerty April 19, 2014 at 02:54 PM
It sounds like the local assessor is doing the right thing when presented some evidence. I wouldRead Moreno te that, in general, values have increased since January 2012, so the 22% reduction may be a little low. The toughest part of doing paired sales studies is waiting for nearby homes to sell, one by one, when the owner is willing to discount enough to attract a buyer. The loss of Malaysian Airline plane and all the people on board is ALSO statistically insignificant, as measured against all flights and passengers during the last 10 years. But only a heartless moron would consider using the word “insignificant”, when describing the loss.
Blowin Smoke April 18, 2014 at 09:19 PM
Apparently Falmouth has something in common with county Mayo. The article cited by Mr. Cool refers Read Moreto "scaremongering of the worst type".
mark cool April 19, 2014 at 07:03 AM
Or, Blowin... a total disregard for the public's best interest
brian elder April 19, 2014 at 07:38 AM
Dr. Smoke,, are you Dan Webb?
Blowin Smoke April 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM
The last paragraph in Mr. Haggerty's post is significant. "On Tuesday, Mr. Osuch said this was Read Morejust one of several court challenges Windwise has initiated. He said judges have ruled in the town’s favor so far." In other words, Windwise is losing these cases, but towns must waste taxpayer dollars to fend off their frivolous suits.
sue hobart April 18, 2014 at 07:32 AM
so blowing smoke is happy the towns can torture their residents....
Frank Haggerty April 18, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Judge Angel Kelly Brown was appointed by Governor Patrick it will be interesting to see if theRead Moredecis ion she hands down is political. Another note is Fairhaven Town Attorney said the judge will hand down a quick decision. The case ended on April 6 it's been 12 days since the trial ended. It's not a quick decision and you wonder who the Fairhaven Town Attorney represents the wind turbine contractors or the taxpayers of Fairhaven ?
Frank Haggerty April 16, 2014 at 08:13 AM
Governor Deval Patrick said at the Boston Marathon yesterday : "We share the same fears, theRead Moresa me hopes, the same community," Don't believe a word he says ! Massachusetts has been suffering from commercial wind turbine torture for four years he has done nothing to stop it. Falmouth Massachusetts is ground zero for poorly placed wind turbines in the United States -For the sake of humanity stop the torture !