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    Ugly and Useless

    Adam Mint
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    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 16 Jul 2013 - 12:33

    Wind Turbines, common sense at last..
     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-23328500
    As said ugly and useless, everywhere you go there they are poking out of the ground and most of the time stationary, what the point of them, you need conventional back up power stations for when there's no wind, just read the other day that even when it is windy the company's that own the turbines regularly get paid not to run them as the conventional power stations have to be running to meet demand  and there is no need for the insignificant amount of power these blots on the landscape provide...
    No, I'm not anti green, just think these ugly useless things are the wrong answer, tidal power, now there's something,  barriers, ok could be deemed as visually obtrusive, but a little promoted system, under water turbines, we're surrounded by water, and tidal flows differ around the country so they never stop unlike the wind, plus  they can be submerged, so no eyesores...
    It's the future, and you heard its here first...




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    Post by Mermaid on Tue 16 Jul 2013 - 14:06

    I don't mind them so long as they are not too close to where I live.



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    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 16 Jul 2013 - 14:12

    NIMBY...
    Adam Mint
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    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 16 Jul 2013 - 14:17

    No, no , no, you can't  have it  both ways, or are you saying,  site them in England and send the power to Scotland...
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 16 Jul 2013 - 16:07

    Point of information on that BBC article, "Druim Ba" is Gaelic for cattle ridge...Ugly and Useless  1483819851 



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    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 16 Jul 2013 - 16:58

    Ive hurt my Ba more than once Ugly and Useless  3025408739 
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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 16 Jul 2013 - 18:10

    The Lone Ranger wrote:Point of information on that BBC article, "Druim Ba" is Gaelic for cattle ridge...Ugly and Useless  1483819851 

    I'd have translated that as Cow's Back. Ugly and Useless  3025408739 






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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 16 Jul 2013 - 18:19

    Drumnadrochit, the village it's near, is "Ridge of the Bridge". Ugly and Useless  294053457 



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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 16 Jul 2013 - 19:57

    That would be spelt "Droim na droichead" here. Amazing how close the words are after 1400 years






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    Post by Topdog on Tue 16 Jul 2013 - 21:58

    Thought this was dedicated to David Cameron

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