The Day the Earth Got Slightly Dizzy

By  ·  February 16th, 2009   

I swear to Zog, sometimes I feel as if we’re all caught up in some Hollywood slush pile-reject conspiracy flick, starring D-List winners like Mark Dacascos and Tia Carrere.  

Some opponents of wind turbine farms in Maine say they’re concerned not just about audible noise but “low-frequency noise, so soft you can’t hear it,” from the installations, which they claim is linked to a wide array of health problems, not to mention “the strobe effect created by the sun setting behind the spinning blades, which some say can lead to seizures”. 

Oh. Mah. Gad.  

First off, what kind of a moron is standing there watching turbine blades going around??  A work-shirking Class Two moron, that’s what kind.  <irritated supervisor>Get back to work, ya fucking slacker!  Oh, and stop looking at the fucking wind turbines, ‘cos they’ll make you dizzy.  Xst, my five year old got more sense than you.</irritated supervisor>

But there’s plenty of medical data to support a potential ban, right?  RIGHT???

Aniel says he, six other physicians and one family nurse practitioner believe the conditions they’ve found online – things called “acoustic radiation” and “wind turbine syndrome,” among them – and the possible symptoms – nausea, back problems, mood disorders, seizures, even heart attack – are serious enough to stall new wind projects while medical researchers around the world gather more information.

Yeah, not so much.  Just a work-shirking moron of a doctor and his cohorts, all who appear to have waaay too much fucking Intertubes-surfing time.  If I were the administration of that hospital, I’d be Asking Some Questions.

(Via Overlawyered)

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15 Responses to “The Day the Earth Got Slightly Dizzy”

  1. The stupid, it burns!

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    Tam UNITED STATES

  2. Errrrrr….Words cannot do justice to stupidity like this!!

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    MaddMedic UNITED STATES

  3. Too much “acoustic radiation” indeed.

    Perhaps some dampening material is in order: http://www.ducktape.com

    Apply directly to the source of irrelevant acoustic radiation. If the tape barrier alone proves insufficient, additional layers of burlap and immersion in water are recommended.

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    Joe Allen UNITED STATES

  4. There might actually be something to the seizures thing — my dad’s seizures can be triggered by much smaller strobe effects — although until I see a documented case I’m retaining my skepticism. The rest puts me in mind of the high-tension powerline scare a few decades back. Feh.

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    Joanna UNITED STATES

  5. My first thought was “these green freaks won’t be satisfied until we’re all living in huts, crapping in the corner, and dancing around the bonfire at night, but these guys are the “not in my backyard” crowd. They’ll come up with whatever bullshit they can to defeat the project. They just don’t want the turbines ruining their view. Rational thought need not apply.

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    kahr40 UNITED STATES

  6. “First off, what kind of a moron is standing there watching turbine blades going around??”

    A hippie?

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    BobG UNITED STATES

  7. Oh yeh, scratch any “Serious(ly invented) Study” and you’ll find a couple former flight-attendants turned “holistic colonic cleansing experts” turned family nurse practitioners…

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    DirtCrashr UNITED STATES

  8. ““First off, what kind of a moron is standing there watching turbine blades going around??”

    A hippie?”

    No, a stoned hippie, so he can watch the circular trails…

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    OrangeNeckInNY UNITED STATES

  9. Sounds like they are in disguise and really work for the oil lobby (LOL).

    I suppose every type of windmill requires it’s own type of Don Quijote! All kooks mind you, though probably well meaning in their jibberish.

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    Glenn B UNITED STATES

  10. I believe that the same “low-frequency noise, so soft you can’t hear it,” can be found in the waves at the beach and I therefore suggest we ban said waves and anything related to them “while medical researchers around the world gather more information.”

    Obviously that noise can also be found by looking at lakes and reservoirs as well as going to National Parks. That would be just asking for medical disaster.

    Does anyone know how I can apply for a government grant for $50 gazillion to do such a study?? I nearly finished high school….

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    Jumblerant ISRAEL

  11. Does anyone know how I can apply for a government grant for $50 gazillion to do such a study?? I nearly finished high school….

    Quick! Write it up and send it in now while the free money firehose is turned on in D.C.!

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    Tam UNITED STATES

  12. @DirtCrashr: *snort*

    @Glenn B: People who desire to control other people…through fear, hate, or a desire to do what’s “best” for them…bring out the STAB in me.

    @Jumblerant: Not to mention geysers, waterfalls, and hell, earthquakes! Quick, someone sue the Earth for mental distress!

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    Liberty Girl UNITED STATES

  13. Here’s the laugh line from the story:

    “Aniel says he, six other physicians and one family nurse practitioner believe the conditions they’ve found online ….”

    Does this board-certified moron know anything about what you can find “online”? (In other words, has he ever been exposed to the idea of “critical thinking”? (Or for that matter, just plain ol’ thinking?)

    The website with the weird name, http://www.turbinenoisehealthhumanrights.com

    isn’t there.

    There’s an old Irish prayer:

    “… from things that go bump in the night,
    and from morons meddling in our lives,
    good Lord deliver us”.

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    ZZMike UNITED STATES

  14. A friend of mine was out logging oil wells once, and remarked that on one occasion, when he drove into the field with the well in it, there was a herd of sheep. One sheep was intently watching the pump move up and down, like a huge bird, his head moving along with the pump head. When my friend left the site, the sheep was still there, his head moving slowly up and down along with the pump.

    PS ZZMike:
    “Fra ghoulies an ghosties, and things wha gae bump in tha night, tha gud lord protect us.”
    R. Burns

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    Billll UNITED STATES

  15. Thanks, Billll. Someone once described Burns as a poet who wrote in no known language.

    The sheep story reminds me of hypnotizing chickens. They say it also works on pheasants, but I’d guess that they’re harder to catch.

    [PS: nice blog (though IE has problems with the parts that are supposed to take care of IE (luckily, I have Ff))]

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    ZZMike UNITED STATES

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