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Wind Turbines: Why do they hate our way of life…?

July 18, 2012

This is a true story.

Wind turbines are part of a national conspiracy and are trying to kill us all.

Simon Chapman has been collecting claims about the adverse health effects made by opponents of wind farms. Today the total stands at 113 different diseases and symptoms in humans and animals.

Other than perhaps the aftermath of a nuclear blast on population health, there is nothing known to medicine that comes close to the morbid apocalypse that is being megaphoned by anti-wind groups.

It is not just illnesses and symptoms that occur but “deaths, yes, many deaths mainly from unusual cancers”, which have strangely never come to the attention of any coroner.

Did you know that wind turbines can cause lung cancer, leukaemia, diabetes, herpes, “electromagnetic spasms in the skull”, infertility and the ghastly sounding “loss of bowels”?

Any very common problem together affecting literally millions of people across Australia (sleep problems, high blood pressure, lack of concentration, forgetfulness, children doing poorly at school, nosebleeds and muscle twitches) can all be explained by wind turbine exposure.

Nothing else is relevant if you live near one. But there are some benefits too. Those who are overweight can lose kilograms through exposure to wind turbines, but the excessively slim can gain weight as well!

Is this magic?

It’s not just humans that are affected. Did you know that “seagulls no longer follow the plough in areas near wind turbines … the seagulls have learned that the worms have all been driven away … They must go elsewhere for their food.” This can happen as far as 18km from a turbine!

Whales have their sonar systems disrupted, chickens won’t lay, and sheep wool is poorer in quality. Tragically, a “peahen refused to go near a peacock” and dogs “stare blankly at walls”, ignoring owners.

It’s not just the effect of turbine exposure that causes harm, but leaking “stray or tingle electricity” generated by the turbines can mysteriously travel through the soil with disastrous consequences.

This has resulted in 400 goats “dropping dead” in New Zealand, dairy cows being “shocked through milking machines”, and almost every known malformation in birds and farm animals.

The lobby group at the centre of promoting the idea that windfarms cause disease, the Waubra Foundation, moved the outrage meter up several notches last year when it issued this stark warning.

It makes interesting reading, listing a range of very prevalent health problems that collectively are  experienced by millions of Australians (sleep deprivation, hypertension, heart attacks, diabetes, migraine, depression, tinnitus, post traumatic stress, irreversible memory deterioration).

We learn from the Foundation’s “medical director” Sarah Laurie, an unregistered doctor, that all of these conditions “correspond directly with the operation of windfarms”.

So far the Foundation has not claimed that congenital malformations, cancer or HIV are associated with exposure to windturbines. But watch this space for surely it cannot be long before the list expands further. My vote for the weirdest claim yet by anti-windfarm advocates is a Wisconsin farmer claiming 600 cattle deaths in three years from stray “electrical current.” 

No reports have been found that his next door neighbour suffered any.

I’ve met people affected by wind turbines. They are ordinary Australians, most of whom supported the turbines being built. They are now sick and dying, but instead of helping to identify what it is that is making them ill the developers and paid consultants like Simon Chapman prefer to shoot the messenger.

Whatever fun might be had from the above should not mask the fact that people are abandoning their properties to recover their health.

[this article has been plagiarised from various sources, but particularly this one.]

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22 Comments leave one →
  1. July 18, 2012 2:15 pm

    Somebody told me that if I don’t eat, and breathe and don’t toilet, I’ll die! But if I do eat, and to breathe, and do toilet I’ll still die! It’s the bloody wind turbines!

  2. el gordo permalink
    July 18, 2012 2:59 pm

    Windfarms are monuments to mass delusion and unhealthy to live next to unless you are making lots of money from it…and it wasn’t a ufo.

    ‘In fact, discovered Enercon, the firm which made the generator, the bolts securing the blade to the turbine’s hub “exhibited classic signs of fatigue failure”. Though the bolts themselves had shown no flaws, it seemed a component part on either side had “induced stress in the bolts beyond their design limits”.

    The humdrum truth, Vince admitted yesterday, was “a bit disappointing”, though he defended his decision to entertain the possibility of alien involvement. “Personally I believe in life from other galaxies, and a lot of people do. I can say, however, at this stage we have eliminated collision and therefore aliens.”

    Esther Addley in the Guardian

  3. TB Queensland permalink
    July 18, 2012 4:03 pm

    Here we go again … you humans … :mrgreen:

  4. July 18, 2012 6:11 pm

    “This is a true story.

    Wind turbines are part of a national conspiracy and are trying to kill us all.”

    ZOMFG, I’m squirting my undergarments sodden! There are scores of lethal, malfeascant wind turbines within eyeball range of my very abode! 😯

    I’ll not sleep a wink.

  5. July 19, 2012 4:26 pm

    A selection of comments from reb’s linked article that had me LOL

    Graeme :

    23 May 2012 2:27:19pm

    I am a sceptic as well on most unexplained effects or illnesses.
    However last year I had the opportunity to visit a wind farm in Albany and stand below one of these monsters.
    It had an eerie effect on me that I could not explain.
    Maybe something to do with imposing presence of a mechanical machine on the landscape and the swish of the blades.
    Just don’t know

    Pete :
    23 May 2012 4:06:29pm

    I had the same sensation when I stood next to a stationary steam train. That thing gave me the heebeegeebee’s. All the heat, hissing, steam and preasure really mad me keep my distance.

    It did not make me sick however. Just (I’m a little emabarressed to say) scared.

    Bill :
    23 May 2012 4:30:40pm

    stand under a coal fired power station chimney belching out and see if you feel any better.

    JoeBloggs :

    24 May 2012 12:13:52pm

    Don’t go to Holland then, the place is full of windmills, you might just fall over dead from fright being near that many turning things…..

    Your real name isn’t Don Quixote is it?

    Reinhard :
    23 May 2012 2:36:23pm

    The only true symptom of “Wind turbine syndrome” is a pinching of the hip pocket nerve of the coal & gas industries, and their associated spokes-lackys..

    Bill :
    23 May 2012 4:29:20pm

    flickering shadow? are you for real?

    I have a tree outside my house that makes shadows move across my lounge room when the wind blows the branches.

    who knew I suffered from a similar syndrome!
    Ill never be able to sell my house now, and lose control of my bowels!

    CP :

    23 May 2012 8:47:57pm

    Flicker vertigo. It’s real. Don’t know if wind turbines can cause it, though. Still, you go on being a dismissive smart alec if it makes you happy.

    As for the vibrations, again, I’m not sure about the windmills, but they can do strange things to you – make your nose itch (true, I’ve experienced this). There is even some weapons research into using vibrations to make people sick.

    Oh, and then there’s this: http://vic.awu.net.au/117883939626630_5.html?H%7C0%7C117883939626630%7C117883939626630_52

    Why are people such smug prats?

    Bill :
    24 May 2012 9:20:18am

    It comes from the frustration from listening to people talk utter nonsense.

    If you are against climate change, or think wind turbines arent viable thats one thing. to think a slowly rotating blade will make someone lose their bowels or affect someone like a high speed flicker strobe is just nonsense and not supported by any medical research
    terben :

    23 May 2012 2:42:10pm
    A wind turbine has caused my curtains to fade. I initially thought that it might have been the fluoride in the water. Later I was convinced that it was daylight saving, but now I know it is those wind turbines.

    DSteel :

    23 May 2012 3:06:14pm
    You need my patented BrainBlocker helmet,made from quality aluminium foil and custom fitted by my team of head fitters who will attach it to your head with quick release velcro tabs.

    a country gal :
    23 May 2012 3:19:21pm

    My small household wind turbine has caused our trees to face the other way.

    peter :

    23 May 2012 8:01:20pm

    Good one terben.My thoughts exactly.But surely you should have included Smart Meters. Many pensioners are so worried by those doomsdayers that they think that their pets are going to die from the radioactivity emitted by smart meters which are part of Gillard’s carbon tax!!!
    I think that I saw that article about smart meters in the Herald/Sun, or was it the Weekly Times. Country people seem to be the most terrified by these new-fangled things. My God, what’s happening to our country that our Diggers fought for!!!

    Jimmy Necktie :
    23 May 2012 8:22:06pm

    damn right. And don’t forget geo-thermal –

    if you dig down too far you could

    a) crack the earth in half
    b) release demons or mole people
    c) increase boat arrivals
    d) hit a rock and have to stop

    nunga :
    24 May 2012 11:40:15am

    Lol, there are a growing number of people in the world that believe the Earth is hollow, and the home of evil reptilians, so we must be extra careful. I hear the whole British Royal Family are actually reptiles, and Obama, must be true, I’ve seen the youtube videos 😉

    Me, I know that when our town replaced the filthy, stinking, noisy diesel fired power station, with wind turbines and gas, (soon to be 100% wind with gas backup), there was a marked decrease in the number of noise complaints, and respiratory complaints in town. You could have your windows open without everything being covered in soot, and the asthma rate for children in the town school decreased markedly.

  6. July 19, 2012 4:41 pm

    “A wind turbine has caused my curtains to fade. I initially thought that it might have been the fluoride in the water. Later I was convinced that it was daylight saving, but now I know it is those wind turbines.”

    Hawhawhaw… 😆

    Thanks for the laffs, kitty. Those turbinehaterz, fearlessly lead by Herr Bolt & his anti-wind turbine frotteurising, sure are hilarious. It’s a strain of the anti-fluoride, anti-vaccination troofer virus. Funny as fuck.

  7. el gordo permalink
    July 20, 2012 9:34 am

    The thing is that they are a monumental waste of taxpayers money and eyesores.

  8. July 20, 2012 9:46 am

    There is a huge windfarm just outside of my town. I never hear anyone complaining about ‘eyesores’. In fact, many people, myself included, quite like them on the horizon.
    They provide employment & clean power.

    I have no opinion on whether or not they’re a waste of taxpayers money, but I suspect that most of the negativity about them is part of a broader anti-green sentiment, rather than legitimate criticism of wind turbines.

    I also notice that most of the clamour about them comes from people who live nowhere fkn near, not even within sight of, a windfarm. 🙄 Excluding the voices of those engaged in self-fortune-hunting class actions against them.

    Yay, for the windfarm! BOO, for the anti-green trooferz!

  9. July 20, 2012 10:10 am

    Whether windfarms are aesthetically pleasing is a matter of personal taste. Whether they are a practical cost-effective means of providing electricity is beyond dispute. They’re not.

  10. July 20, 2012 10:31 am

    And what about the ludicrous claims made about their sinister effects?

    I can take the impractical, uneconomical criticism of them on board. But, to me, the pissing & moaning about eyesores &/or negative health impacts sound like just so much embellishment & propaganda from the types who hate on any sort of alternative which they deem to be tainted ‘green’.

  11. July 20, 2012 10:41 am

    ‘And what about the ludicrous claims made about their sinister effects?’

    You should ask those making the claims. 😉

  12. July 20, 2012 12:25 pm

    Windfarms are only an eyesore if the landscape is otherwise attractive…..

  13. July 20, 2012 12:34 pm

    Bullshit. The landscape here is attractive, windfarms or no.

    Just another windfarm whiner whinging from afar. Probably drove past a windfarm once, after having digested countless screeds from Bolt lamenting them. 🙄

  14. July 20, 2012 12:42 pm

    Actually, I have quite a number of mates from around Tarwin in South Gippsland and the consensus is that they absolutely fkn hate them. Yes, I know, “Sancty’s Mates”.

  15. July 20, 2012 12:43 pm

    Sorry, should have put a smiley in the earlier post.

  16. July 20, 2012 12:58 pm

    Wind turbines are everywhere in Europe. Fkn everywhere! Whereas I personally am not fond of their ‘contribution’ to the landscape, my travelling companion described them as ‘majestic’.

  17. July 20, 2012 1:32 pm

    I think they’re cool.

    Gippsland is an eyesore in its own right, with or without turbines! 🙂

  18. July 20, 2012 2:22 pm

    “I think they’re cool”

    Me too. But who will think of the worms….?

  19. TB Queensland permalink
    July 20, 2012 3:42 pm

    I agree with, ToSY, in Europe they pop up all over the place … especially in Northern Europe …

    … Denmark has the most, Holland must come close with Germany/Austria … they look like dead, monstrous robots, stuck on the tops of hills mounds they call hills … War of the Wolds (that’s a play on words for anyone whose been there 😉 )

    … and the noise from a “farm” isn’t loud but constant and as annoying as ToM … just drones “swish” on and on and on …

    … distracting as buggery when your driving too … and 20% aren’t moving at all … shonky engineering on some, I was told by the locals … cost a fortune to build and think of the CO2 used in construction 🙄

  20. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 20, 2012 3:46 pm

    Do the German ones have bent blades?

  21. el gordo permalink
    July 20, 2012 9:45 pm

    …’eyesores &/or negative health impacts sound like just so much embellishment & propaganda from the types who hate on any sort of alternative which they deem to be tainted ‘green’.

    Its not true, these are honest people who live in the bush. If windfarms are not eyesores or bad for health, why don’t they erect them in Sydney’s green belt?

    This is an expensive and futile effort to create ‘clean energy’ which cannot carry base load…

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