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Ocotillo Wind Project - 90 Wind Turbines, Not one wind turbine is moving.
SaveOcotillo ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | SaveOcotillo·

Posted on 12/19/2012 8:03:18 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares

Ocotillo Wind Project - Pattern Energy - Dec 19, 2012 No Wind

This was a huge California BLM land grab. Much protest by local indian tribes and local residents to no avail. The desert was horribly disturbed and raped for this hundred million dollar boondoggle. The wind is seasonal there and even after a storm has moved through these ugly things are sitting still.


TOPICS: Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; globalwarming

1 posted on 12/19/2012 8:03:24 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Maybe that was the plan all along............


2 posted on 12/19/2012 8:05:07 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

It is the bottom of an old sea. The land is crap and yet with all those hiss. the use the semi flat land. Come back in 500 years and the ruts will still be there.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 8:10:23 PM PST by Domangart
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Just pipe some electrickery into them. They’ll have a giant fan-farm taking care of Global Warming. Save the Polar Bears.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 8:21:04 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Only the government puts windmills where there is no wind.


5 posted on 12/19/2012 8:23:55 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

From the taxpayers to Obama supporters with big cut going back to Obama.

Just like that.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 8:28:43 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria

At least the birds are safe today.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 8:31:20 PM PST by Cowgirl
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To: Names Ash Housewares

LOL

But wind power is our only hope or something, right?


8 posted on 12/19/2012 8:33:18 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: reg45

And only the government forces all of us to pay for this.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 8:33:35 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Names Ash Housewares




The above pic is #2 on Bing in images for 'Vacation Gal" first hosted on FR.

Fun days they were.

10 posted on 12/19/2012 8:34:31 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares




The above pic is #2 on Bing in images for 'Vacation Gal" first hosted on FR.

Fun days they were.

11 posted on 12/19/2012 8:34:37 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
it was a jobs project, nothing more, job's gone along with the wind...
12 posted on 12/19/2012 8:35:10 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Today I saw a bumpersticker protesting “Big Solar”. Got to protest sumpin. Got to protest everythang!


13 posted on 12/19/2012 8:37:34 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: quantim

Not sure why this was posted twice six/tenths of a second later.


14 posted on 12/19/2012 8:40:02 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Not a problem. All they have to do is convert the wind ‘generators’ to wind ‘motors’ then power em’ up and make wind for another nearby wind farm.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 8:45:06 PM PST by RLM
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To: Names Ash Housewares

at least no eagles or other birds are being slaughtered....I get a kick out of the environmentalists who will kill a million American eagles to prevent an ounce of CO2 from beine emitted into the atmosphere....amazing


16 posted on 12/19/2012 8:46:28 PM PST by terycarl
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Went by there at Thanksgiving. It looked so Crapy it really took away the beauty of the Land and not one was moving. Zero’s Easter Island!


17 posted on 12/19/2012 8:47:55 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: Names Ash Housewares









18 posted on 12/19/2012 8:48:37 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: terycarl

We eagles prefer gas fracking over wind turbines. Cleaner than coal too.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 8:50:42 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Yet it is against federal law to put solar cell farms in Death VAlley..

[ snide ]
Very scary; “I’m from the givermment and I’m here to help”..
[ /snide.. ]


20 posted on 12/19/2012 8:55:24 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Domangart; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Domangart for that comment, thanks Names Ash Housewares for the topic.
The desert was horribly disturbed and raped for this hundred million dollar boondoggle.
Now, wait just a minute! Everyone *knows* that *only Republicans* like Dubya will *rape the environment*!


21 posted on 12/19/2012 8:55:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Didn’t see you being pinged to this one. So PING!!!


22 posted on 12/19/2012 8:58:16 PM PST by SierraWasp (Blessed are they who prospect, dig & drill, for they are the primary producers of new, real wealth!!)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

This past summer I drove from Fort Worth to Midland for a business trip. I remember seeing what seemed to be THOUSANDS of wind turbines from around Sweetwater all the way to Big Spring on both sides of Interstate 20 as far as the eye could see.

I estimated that maybe 1 - 2 percent of all those turbines were actually turning. All the rest stood motionless. Don’t know if it was just weak wind flows moving in very specific channels or if the unmoving ones were inoperable for some reason or another.

Looked to me like just another “green energy” waste of money.


23 posted on 12/19/2012 8:59:09 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: quantim
Wow! I didn't know windmills had after burners! Those ones must be really powerful.
24 posted on 12/19/2012 9:19:43 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

A wind farm is something like a large urban school. No matter how much money is invested in it, it won’t work.


25 posted on 12/19/2012 9:30:57 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Line up all the tree huggers in front of the windmills and ...

Put your lips together and blow.

26 posted on 12/20/2012 12:38:50 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Mention of Ocotillo brings back good memories from when I was stationed at MCRD San Diego in the 70s. Used to go out to the high desert and shoot ground squirrels and jack rabbits.


27 posted on 12/20/2012 5:58:10 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

They should install solar panels on the blades...


28 posted on 12/20/2012 8:27:10 AM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: Domangart
Come back in 500 years and the ruts will still be there.

Run some heavy animals through there every few years and that would change dramatically, particularly with trace minerals in the salt blocks and seeding with desert Stipa.

29 posted on 12/20/2012 8:51:06 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Yeah, unfortunately they built this thing on my prime shooting spot. Will be looking at closer to the border now. Which of course makes it more fun with potential illegals.
Hard to find good shooting spots on BLM land around here.


30 posted on 12/20/2012 9:14:14 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: quantim
Not sure why this was posted twice six/tenths of a second later.

Uh...pretty sure those last two digits are seconds not tenths of seconds.

31 posted on 12/20/2012 10:39:24 AM PST by Starstruck (Washinton is presently building a diving board on the fiscal cliff)
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To: Starstruck
Even when they are turning they might not be producing.
They could just be in low level turning without the generator clutch engaged.
Who knows how much they really are producing - have to read the gages
32 posted on 12/20/2012 12:22:47 PM PST by tbird-james
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