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Wind turbine destroyed by wind (40 mph)
The Telegraph ^ | 9/4/2013

Posted on 09/04/2013 5:45:09 AM PDT by markomalley

Two blades were ripped from the 18m high turbine in the Scottish Highlands and thrown up to 60 yards away after it was hit by 40mph gales. A third was left badly buckled.

The incident has led to calls for all wind turbines to be removed from school playgrounds in the Highlands as the council’s safety trigger for turbines to be shut down currently stands at 80mph winds – 6mph above hurricane force.

No one was hurt when the turbine at Dunhobby, on Scrabster Hill, near Thurso, in the Highlands was destroyed, but there are fears turbines in playgrounds could put children at risk.

"Surely now Highland Council will take notice and remove wind turbines from school playgrounds. This is not an anti-wind farm issue but a safety one,” said Stuart Young, chairman of Caithness Wind Information Forum (CWIF).

He said turbines are currently in playgrounds at Castletown, Bower and Crossroads, where children are only metres away and called for the council to take action after the incident on Friday evening.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 09/04/2013 5:45:09 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

They were talking about putting these in Lake Ontario. Wonder what a water spout would do to one of these things. We have several here every year.


2 posted on 09/04/2013 5:46:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: markomalley

Too funny. You can’t make this stuff up.


3 posted on 09/04/2013 5:47:49 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Sacajaweau

Not to mention the fact that it costs 2 to 3 times as much to erect and maintain them offshore.


4 posted on 09/04/2013 5:49:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

Why are there no pictures of the aftermath of the failure?


5 posted on 09/04/2013 5:51:00 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cripplecreek

We have ship go through there. Fracking would open up a while new world for NYS...but Cuomo is stuck on stupid.


6 posted on 09/04/2013 5:52:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Paladin2

Silly rabbit ... TRIX are for kids ...


7 posted on 09/04/2013 5:53:20 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: markomalley
Turbines on playgrounds could put children at risk? What genius put them there in the first place? Lets put large, powerful, unshielded rotating machinery near unsuspecting and inattentive kids. For added fun, lets make it autonomous, no operator on site to shut it down if there is a problem. Tbese are mechanical devices. They will break, they will wear out. Things go wrong, they are not immune to Murphy. When, not if, they break it can be pretty spectacular. Just search YouTube for turbine failures.
8 posted on 09/04/2013 5:53:51 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Imagine one hit by a Sharknado.


9 posted on 09/04/2013 5:55:03 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: markomalley

Life can be frustrating these days, but then the schmucks who make it so frustrating provide some much needed laughs.

I’m waiting for the global warming nuts to get trapped in icebergs. I would like to drive by in my suv, and chuckle at their frozen expressions.


10 posted on 09/04/2013 5:56:46 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: markomalley
he council’s safety trigger for turbines to be shut down currently stands at 80mph winds

Wow! We've got one right outside of Cleveland Stadium and I noticed it gets locked down on overly windy days (I understand the irony). I'm guessing they lock it down at about 30-40mph.
11 posted on 09/04/2013 5:57:17 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Sacajaweau

Yeah you can tell that oil and gas extraction is on the upswing here in Michigan because the democrats are desperately introducing regulatory anti fracking legislation pretty much every day. (about 7 last week)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2967053/posts?page=64#64


12 posted on 09/04/2013 5:59:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Thanks for my morning laugh. It took two tries but I finally made it all the way through that movie.


13 posted on 09/04/2013 5:59:25 AM PDT by ken in texas (Obama schedule- Nice weather: golf, else play spades with Reggie)
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To: markomalley
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14 posted on 09/04/2013 6:00:29 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: markomalley

Where,oh where, is “The 80’s, a Look Back” when I need it? It was a 1979 satirical look at the decade ahead, and it included a story (a la Three Mile Island) about a runaway wind turbine that destroyed a town.


15 posted on 09/04/2013 6:07:51 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Green Energy, it’s for doing it to The Children.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 6:08:07 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cripplecreek
We legislators introducing "no fracking bills" for areas.....where there is no gas like they're protecting their voters from great harm. What a bunch of idiots.

My buddy turned down an offer on his property in the Southern tier after being frightened to death by these jerks. He's kicking himself in the pants now.

17 posted on 09/04/2013 6:08:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: markomalley

OMG!! ..Liberals want to kill all the little children.


18 posted on 09/04/2013 6:08:44 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: markomalley

This makes perfect sense, as it is being pushed by leftist environmentalists. Indeed, Solar panels are destroyed by the sun: my landscape lighting don’t last more than one season, as the sun’s UV does them in.


19 posted on 09/04/2013 6:11:27 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: markomalley

Calling on Arnold to do what he does best...


20 posted on 09/04/2013 6:12:05 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: markomalley

Children are expendable in the quest for Sustainability.


21 posted on 09/04/2013 6:13:35 AM PDT by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco and John Pistole.)
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To: Captain7seas
Children are expendable in the quest for Sustainability.

"People are fungible."
-Al Gore.

22 posted on 09/04/2013 6:15:07 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

Not only do LIB eco-asshats want to chop birds into mincemeat...now they are going after the children they failed to abort. Death...they crave death. Ghouls, I’d say.


23 posted on 09/04/2013 6:17:09 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
Ghouls, I’d say.

Sociopaths.

24 posted on 09/04/2013 6:18:57 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: markomalley

I really wonder if it was the wind that did it?? They have several of these near Laramie Wyo and 40mph is barely considered wind there...


25 posted on 09/04/2013 6:19:21 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: markomalley

After it was destroyed by that high wind the blades became liberated from the structure and decapitated fifty humans.


26 posted on 09/04/2013 6:30:46 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: wyowolf

Those blades are under a lot of stress. If you make them strong, they tend to be heavier and less efficient. If you make them light weight, they’re more efficient but will tend to be weaker. Of course, you can use high tech materials like carbon fiber, but manufacturing something that large from CF is tricky. Bird strikes on the blades can cause damage that might not be noticed for a while. Still, the wind turbine should be able to turn away from the wind and feather itself if the wind speed is too high.


27 posted on 09/04/2013 6:32:19 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: TexasCajun
OMG!! ..Liberals want to kill all the little children.

Yep....Scotland's very own WMD's (Windmills of Mass Destruction). The bombing begins in five minutes.
28 posted on 09/04/2013 6:32:24 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: smokingfrog

just wondering because there are several of these in Wyo... which has a surplus of wind :) and I havent seen any damaged..


29 posted on 09/04/2013 6:59:36 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: catbertz

Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 6:08:45 AM by PJ-Comix

In one of the most hilarious cases of being tripped up by dubious scientific hype, British yachtsman Adrian Flanagan attempted to be the first to sail across the arctic north of Russia. He based his hope on the fact that he believed in the Global Warming propaganda that the arctic is rapidly losing its ice thus making his trip possible. One little problem. Cold cruel reality has crushed the Global Warming hype and now Flanagan’s boat is trapped by ice in the arctic. To add to the irony, Flanagan who seems to be destined to go down in history as Wrong Way Flanagan, is now pleading with Russian authorities to provide him with the services of a nuclear powered icebreaker to get him out of his embarrassing situation.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1890842/posts


30 posted on 09/04/2013 7:52:06 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (SWAT stands for Storing Weapons for patriots to Attack Tyranny.)
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To: markomalley

I always make sure that my kids, all of whom weigh less than 60 pounds, are outside playing in 40-80 MPH winds. They just
love to fly.


31 posted on 09/04/2013 7:52:17 AM PDT by Will we know the moment (e are no longer a republi)
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To: ontap

Duct tape may not fix that one....


32 posted on 09/04/2013 7:54:49 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: markomalley

There are thousands of broken windmills all over this country.


33 posted on 09/04/2013 7:57:13 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Lol lol lol! I didn’t notice that thread. Thanks for the link and the guffaw :)


34 posted on 09/04/2013 8:39:05 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: catbertz

15,000 years in the future, the global warming demonstrators will be thawing out of the receding ice sheets and the then population will look upon their carcasses as ‘hearty souls making their way South for survival when an accident befell them.’


35 posted on 09/04/2013 8:43:42 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: markomalley

ROFLMAO


36 posted on 09/04/2013 9:30:01 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: mmichaels1970

Windmills of Mass Destruction). LOL!


37 posted on 09/04/2013 10:16:51 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: TexasCajun

I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called “Windfall” about a small county in NY state (about 4 counties away from NYC). Anyway a bunch of NYC libs had been moving there for years and then the wind energy companies started showing up in these rural counties to install turbines.

At first the libs all said the same thing that it was good for the environment, global warming, less dependence on fossil fuels, and then they started doing their homework about what a scam it actually is, how they are not good for the environment, etc.

In the end they stopped them not because of NIMBY syndrome but because of the truth that they really are not and do not do what everyone thinks they do.


38 posted on 09/04/2013 10:30:15 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Balding_Eagle

In the UK, we’d call him ‘Fannyigan’, as fanny means, erm, a lady’s ‘front bottom’ here and is used as an insult (fanny=complete tool).


39 posted on 09/04/2013 10:42:28 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: catbertz

You might enjoy this too:

“The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year. More than 20 yachts that had planned to sail it have been left ice-bound and a cruise ship attempting the route was forced to turn back.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3064018/posts


40 posted on 09/08/2013 7:05:34 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (SWAT stands for Storing Weapons for patriots to Attack Tyranny.)
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