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Comment posted on Double standards in Buddhist commune’s sale of Tharpaland to Scottish Power for wind farm? by Karl Hughes

Interesting conclusion section: especially point 4., no smoke without fire eh ?
The opening of the report does quote annoyance caused by noise, audible (though not infrasound)… one would hope that safe offsets are applied…but as to: any form of health risk been caused by infrasound this report says in a nutshell “no”
How close is this wind farm to the retreat…after all this is what the place is a retreat:
it says it’s in a forest surely if it’s blowing the ambient noise of the trees would cancel out any noise generated by the turbines…much as the sea cancels out the noise of Tilley…
This surely cannot be the only reason the folks are leaving ! more likely I summise that they realise that paying pupils will not like what they see when they arrive at the centre… a windfarm/and not a remote house set amongst forests and hills…the vibe is gone…the peace is destroyed…the poor old borders is suffering hard at the hand of the windfarm develiopers…obviously the area will now loose some more visitors…Maybe they would like to come to Tiree…the Manse is up for sale ?

Karl Hughes also commented

  • So we can take it that these turbines were very small in comparison with modern and proposed turbines eh ? Sound “A” sound, depends on Size and atmospheric conditions..size matters in this case WAMF.

    And a man who questions the were abouts of his feet ,obviously would have trouble noticing piles of dead birds…as to the bird kills/bee kills/bat kills…the industry recognises this impact…why can’t you ?


  • Right on your first point Henri…well done.

    “I’m sure the monks could learn from the birds who have to live with all sorts of natural noises such as wind noise emitted from trees….” Note the word NATURAL…not so well done.

  • Please give me a link to an independent scientific report. Webcraft.
    It was thought for a long time that whales were unaffected by seismic survey vessels looking for oil and gas reserves…it came to pass after discredited studies initiated and paid for by the oil industry that some species of marine mammal can sense and infact recieve hearing damage from as much as 50miles away depending on the wave lengths…the fact is the jury is still out…
    Personnally and subjectively, I doubt there are effects after a couple of miles…however I would rather have objective data and give an objective answer.
  • many articles (in the main from the states) to do with bat mortality caused by wind turbines.
    In regards to the Argyll aka Tiree Array:at least this is something that Scottish Power Renewables will not have to deal with…in fact I do not think I have ever seen a bat on Tiree either.
  • Hi, Good to here from you…could you shine more light on the situation so that we can have an objective understanding of the situation.



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    To all of those who have bought into the SNP’s poor governance:


  • First meeting of Scotland’s Refugee Task Force
    Iraq ? more problems ? I don’t think its in any doubt that this part of the world will have more problems…
    I accept that there would be no assistance from the UK govnt… it takes a bit of soul searching to come to places like this … something I would not expect your ilk to understand….somebody needs to come here…and some of us were asked to come here by Iraq.
    You individuals are part of the problem NC/K… you can never be expected to be part of the solution… you simply do not have the necessary skills or life experience.
  • Cameron to make the worst possible decision on refugees
    Jazz, you and your policies are in fact condemning more innocent and desperate people to death.

    Merkels economic based decision is condemning more “migrants and “refugees” to abuse and death while seeking to travel to the EU.

    Taking “real” desperate cases into our countries can alleviate some of the hardship these people are going through ( Families/Old/Young) solving these issues at source is the only realistic humanitarian option that makes sense… multiplying the aid given to the UN camps, vetting at these camps for the most needy cases… these camps are safe Jazz, have you ever visited a refugees camp ??? I have, many.

    The countries dealing with the Middle Eastern strife and at breaking point are Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon these should be the benefactors of much needed foreign aid… and that is what we are providing and plan to provide more of, not only tents and clothes…but also teachers and doctors… the refugees in these camps are with people of the same ethnic and cultural background…and that helps these people with some semblance of normality until the issues raised by IS are resolved…

    To answer your initial question as to if I “sleep at night” yes I do… 3 or 4 years ago when the local Shia and Sunni where knocking shit out of each other I did not sleep so well… but Basrah is now a dammed sight more peaceful than then, safe even… the economy is growing and the infrastructure is coming back online… there are no starving or suffering people here now… yet daily young guys, the educated and professional folk are packing up and moving with the exodus north towards Europe… this has implications for us at home, but also massive implications for Iraq… its is causing a national brain drain … a drain on Iraqi national resources that is filled by foreign workers like myself.

    And now because a photo of one of the thousands of dead children has hit home at your previous head in the sand mentality, the left… narcissistic, “I” really care factions are stuffing these people …you feel en mass that you have to be seen to “care”… if you cared you would not be asking these people to risk all in some sort of EU green card lotto death walk…. Wake up and open you dammed eyes.

  • Cameron to make the worst possible decision on refugees
    So what do you suggest Mr Jazz ?
    Do we take the refugees or do we take the economic migrants ? or both ? hows about some thought out comments from you ….

    Merkel has put all of the exodus parties in the same pot, lessening the available support for the refugees from war and giving more to the migrants from poverty…. at some point we have to make choices as to who we can help,….oh and if you have not noticed Germany and Austria have now too shut their borders…

    There is nothing nationalist or racist about what I have posted… realist yes.

    Far from saving peoples lives…Merkel has sentenced more people to death in the Med and crossing the Sahara.

    Maybe you would like to contribute to the solution to all of this hardship Jazz…maybe you have some thoughts of your own……then again, maybe you do not.

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