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Frank Haggerty July 25, 2014 at 09:18 AM
US Judge Rules Wind Turbine Neighbours Suffer “Irreparable Physical and PsychologicalRead MoreHarm&rdq uo; Judge Rules that Falmouth Must Reduce Wind Turbines Hours of Operation Court Finds Nearby Homeowners Suffer ‘Irreparable Physical and Psychological Harm’ Superior Court in Falmouth ruled this morning on the wind turbine issue in Falmouth Massachusetts, USA November 22, 1913 http://www.easternhowardwind.com/PDF/News%20-%20Health%20-%20Waubra%20Foundation%20-%20US%20Judge%20Rules%20Wind%20Turbine%20Neighbours%20Suffer%20-%20Binder.pdf
Blowin Smoke July 25, 2014 at 10:09 AM
Mr. Haggerty - thanks for that news flash from 1913.
Frank Haggerty July 25, 2014 at 11:59 AM
2013- Massachusetts officials will be asked about loaning ARRA funds to many renewable energyRead Moreprojec ts. The federal government will as soon as this September be looking for corrupt officials in Massachusetts either active or retired. It's about time the federal government looks into the renewable energy policy in Massachusetts creating second class citizens, creating health problems with state agencies ignoring the health of the citizens. This corruption trial could very well reach down into local boards of health. There is ample opportunity for people to come forward and talk with the federal courts
Bore Head July 24, 2014 at 06:41 PM
Frank Haggerty July 24, 2014 at 08:03 PM
Jury finds ex-Probation boss, pals guilty of racketeering conspiracy Massachusetts O’Brien,Read MoreT avares and Burke were all found guilty of racketeering conspiracy today. O’Brien and Tavares were also found guilty of four counts of mail fraud and one count each of racketeering. Burke was found not guilty of mail fraud. Sentencing is set for Nov. 18. They all face 20 years in prison on any of the various counts. http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_politics/2014/07/jury_finds_ex_probation_boss_pals_guilty_of_racketeering
Blowin Smoke July 23, 2014 at 09:11 PM
If you support fear and racism, and don't think a super-power nation like ours should helpRead Moredesperate children, then vote for Mr. Beaty. The other 98% of voters will support different candidates.
Frank Haggerty July 23, 2014 at 10:07 PM
The United States is no longer a super-power. Obama continues to print money and borrow from China. Read MoreThere are children in this country that need help. Five children died in the care of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. Governor Patrick had cut the budget to DCF the year before the deaths and now our Governor Patrick wants to bring children from Central America ?
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 10:07 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.
Frank Haggerty July 23, 2014 at 05:55 PM
Rhode Island -NORTH KINGSTOWN – "Quonset Development Corporation’s board ofRead Moredirecto rs approved a lease option Tuesday for Cape Wind Associates LLC for property that could be used for staging components for the Massachusetts energy company’s planned 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound." “If the offshore wind industry develops, we’re on the leading edge,” Steven J. King, managing director of Quonset Development Corporation, told Providence Business News Wednesday. “As the industry unfolds, manufacturing to support the development of these projects could be sited here at Quonset.”
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
Blowin Smoke July 11, 2014 at 03:02 PM
A quote from the WCAX article posted by Mr. Cool.. "State officials say there are no examplesRead Moreo f homeowners in proximity to Vermont wind farms that have had their properties lose value after being reassessed."
Blowin Smoke July 11, 2014 at 09:59 PM
Mr. Cool brings out the old property value fable again. Old news. and still baloney. Research by Read Morea distinguished national laboratory has shown that prices are not diminished. The only thing worst than lies is the repetition of lies.. http://falmouth.patch.com/groups/support-falmouths-clean-windenergy/p/turbine-property-values-are-holding
ssaydd July 13, 2014 at 08:51 AM
It's naive to think turbines would not decrease property values. The noise is bad enough but theRead Moresha dow disturbance can cause many problems like headaches and, in susceptible people, potentially contribute to seizures. If i was looking for property, a turbine close by would be a deal breaker no matter the details.
NortheasternEE July 11, 2014 at 04:55 PM
Here are some incontrovertible facts that have a bearing on this discussion - 1. The World Health Read MoreOrganization (WHO) limits noise pollution to 40 dB(A). - 2. In Falmouth the MassDEP measured wind turbine noise at more than 50 dB(A) at 1,320 feet from the wind turbine. - 3. Doubling the distance from a noise source reduces the sound level by 6 dB(A). - 4. The Falmouth Wind-1 turbine was found to be out of compliance with MassDEP noise pollution regulations. - From the above facts alone, the following should be beyond question: - 1. Any wind turbine that generate as much noise as Wind-1 or more needs to be located no closer that 1,320 feet. - 2. To comply with WHO, the distance needs to be more than doubled to 2,640 feet.- 3. Since this will only reduce the decibel level to 44 db(A), the distance should be doubled again to 6,280 feet. - Experts from around the world are recommending 2 Kilometers which is about 1.25 miles which is close to 6,280 feet.
Marshall Rosenthal July 11, 2014 at 05:59 PM
BS, your attempts at personality assassination are repugnant. No fancy dancing will change the fact Read Morethere are thousands of certified health complaints that have been filed in Falmouth, Fairhaven, Situate, Florida and other communities with local Boards of Health. In none of these places are the agencies of government acting on behalf of the complaining citizens. Why?
Barry Funfar July 12, 2014 at 12:00 AM
And I repeatedly have to post here, to remind Blowin Smoke that AFTER the Falmouth, MassachusettsRead Moremu nicipal wind turbines were sited TOO CLOSE to my home, I have lived and learned what detrimental disasters these economically wasteful machines are to health, property values, and the civic rights of their TOO CLOSE neighbor victims. The Falmouth ZBA “gets it” and sees the WTs for the nuisance creating mammoths they are. The Town can not admit to any mistake it has ever made, so why change coarse now. Why there are people like Falmouth’s FORMER State Rep Matt Patrick who will defend his failed wind turbine project in Falmouth until the end of time----------------I do not know, do you? I doubt if he himself really knows. Being stubborn is not necessarily an attribute, such as when one was wrong from day one. It is extremely difficult to build upon a failed premise. I stand by every word I say. If I find out I am/was wrong I will gladly admit. I have nothing to hide, but I do have much at stake in this ridiculous wind turbine controversy. There is no controversy if you live TOO NEAR an IWT. They create a life sucking wound and a tremendous reduction in one’s quality of life. Take that as an unequivocal statement. I have never been taught to give up when I know I am holding the higher ground. These turbines have taken away my rights to use and enjoy my own property. My fight will go on for the human and civic rights of my self and my family, my grandchildren, and their grandchildren, and more presently the hundreds of WT tormented victims around the world.
RON BEATY July 09, 2014 at 06:36 PM
Beaty for State Senate, Cape and Islands District
Blowin Smoke July 09, 2014 at 09:10 PM
Mr. Beaty is capable of completing questionnaires. Wow - a born leader!
Frank Haggerty July 09, 2014 at 05:12 PM
Falmouth Massachusetts is a town which has had water quality issues for tens of years. The Town ofRead MoreF almouth chose to follow the Massachusetts renewable energy policy and buy almost ten million dollars worth of commercial wind turbines rather than address the water problems. Priorities gone wrong ? You bet. The town put the cart before the horse. In placing the wind turbines the community has been fractured by the poor placement of commercial wind turbines making people lose sleep and creating health problems. Falmouth officials were concerned with reducing carbon in the atmosphere with wind turbines and meanwhile they still have a minority of residents who can't or should not drink their own water. The Town of Falmouth had its priorities and voted for the representatives that they thought would do the best job representing their health & saftey. The turbines have been shut down 12 hours a day by the Massachusetts Supreme Court over health issues. Falmouth now faces water problems again and is warning pregnant women to be careful using the water. The water contains two byproducts trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids. Falmouth residents and Falmouth Town Meeting Members need to wake up and ask how the Town of Falmouth has lost its priorities. The town has placed finances above the health and safety of the people they represent.
Frank Haggerty July 09, 2014 at 10:27 AM
Falmouth draws the line on public safety based on finances not the general public. The Falmouth BOH Read Moredecided to take no action on three years of wind turbine noise which involved sleep and health issues of local residents. The Falmouth Board of Health is responsible under general laws, state and local regulations, for disease prevention and control, health and environmental protection, and promoting a healthy community. The Town of Falmouth just as in the case of the wind turbine victims is telling the public the water is OK for some people but not for others ? We see again finances before health again. The Teaticket Elementary School has for years had problems with their water. Let's hope the town didn't average in the test results from the Teaticket Elementary School with other locations
Frank Haggerty July 09, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Bottled water for Teaticket Elementary School ? "The water system was found to exceed theRead Moreoper ational evaluation levels (OEL) for haloacetic acid at the Teaticket Elementary School." http://www.capenews.net/falmouth/falmouths_drinking_water_violates_epa_standards
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Friends of Falmouth Wind July 11, 2014 at 09:16 PM
Mr. Haggerty cites Rick James as a "premier expert on wind turbine noise." InterestingRead Moreth at this "expert" is a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineers (“INCE”), but is not certified by INCE as an acoustical engineer. More background on James and his gaffes in court: http://michigan.gov/documents/energy/Kobetz_Spencer_James_Lawsuit_Story_411087_7.pdf
Frank Haggerty July 08, 2014 at 01:55 PM
Public betrayal in the Bay StateRead More http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/10/23/11589/public-betrayal-ba y-state
Frank Haggerty July 08, 2014 at 05:41 PM
It's clear that wind turbine noise creates harm when turbines are installed too close to neighbors. Read MoreThis is beyond dispute. The question arises, what would a lawyer experienced with RICO lawsuits say? Are the actions and parties involved consistent with what the RICO Act was designed to persecute?
Frank Haggerty July 04, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Does anyone think the picture above is a " little bit photo shopped ? " Should this beRead Morefil ed under Photoshop Disasters (PSD) ? http://www.electmattpatrick.org/
Marshall Rosenthal July 04, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Next time it may be you!
Frank Haggerty July 05, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Wind turbines are hurting people and taking residential property rights. Politicians in theRead MoreNovember elections are going to face embarrassing exposure of their deep involvement with the wind turbine industry. The governor and state legislature have failed clear oversight at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. Massachusetts is faced with one of the largest political corruption trials at the Massachusetts Probation Department that extends all the way to Massachusetts state judges. Falmouth along with at least twenty other communities are suffering from the poor placement of commercial wind turbines as a result of the so called war on fossil fuels. Governor Patrick and the executive branch of government have turned community against community and citizen against citizen. The Attorney General Martha Coakley has ignored the rights of wind turbine victims and has herself helped create a second class group of citizens by failing to act. Attorney General Martha Coakley is the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In her bid to become the Governor of Massachusetts she continues to fail at her job as Attorney General and instead following the party "Agenda." Written complaints have been made describing the wind turbine noise as torture. Attorney General Martha Coakley and prosecutors must effectively use the laws they have. If they ignore the laws in favor of the state "Agenda" of Governor Patrick and the executive branch of government they are just as guilty as the corrupt politicians like former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi who is serving an 8 year term in federal prison for corruption. Sal DiMasi wrote the Green Communities Act and Governor Patrick signed it in 2008. GUILTY
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