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Some things that I find annoying

If we are honest, there are many things we get annoyed with; some more so than others. Here are a couple of my most annoying things.

Wind Farms

'Wind farms' are popping up all over the place at the moment. Why are these great big monstrosities associated with the word 'farm'? When you think about farms or farming, you think about the countryside, cows, sheep, growing food and all things natural. There is nothing natural about wind farms. Did you know that it takes about 40 truck loads of concrete to hold a single turbine?  We are supposed to believe that wind farms are somehow ‘green’. How can they be when the process for produce all that concrete actually generates CO2 during production of the cement needed? Did you also know that turbines produce CO2 during operation? I do realise that there is a great need to find alternative energy supplies and stop polluting the atmosphere but I do not believe that wind farms provide the solution. Not one single power station will close as a direct result of covering the country in wind farms. Turbines are very temperamental and only work when the wind is blowing at the right speed. If there isn’t enough wind, the stop, if there is too much, they need to be stopped or they will break and they only have a short lifespan. I’m not against wind power. I’m sure that there are ways of harnessing the wind’s energy and putting it to use. Perhaps we should all have small turbines attached to our homes like television aerials. Just please, don’t erect any more of those huge wind farms.

Can you believe they put turbines there? Killington Lake
This is a view of  the beautiful Killington Lake in Cumbria. If you click on the picture you’ll get to view a larger version and you should just be able to see a turbine or two in the top left hand corner. I saw them near the M6 but never dreamt they would be seen from this beautiful lake.

For more information and photographs showing the terrible damage caused by these monsters  go to this website http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~hills/cc/gallery/index.htm

To find out more about wind power try http://www.sovereignty.net/p/clim/wind-leo.htm or

http://www.warmwell.com/windfarms.html

Loud Music

Another thing that really annoys me is loud music. It seems that everywhere you go these days there is piped music. Why does it need to be so loud? It will eventually cost folk their hearing if not their sanity.  There are those who are campaigning against it and there are some ‘big’ names connected with these campaigns including musicians. See Pipedown’s website. You may also like to have a look at these websites which give you the facts about noise pollution.
     
UK Noise Association  or Action on Hearing Loss



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