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WHO Radio, Jan Mickelson - "Are wind farms saving or killing us?"

Today Jan Mickelson, the WHO radio talk show host who introduced Ron Paul to Iowans way back in 2007, asked whether Iowans were affected health wise by windmill turbines in their back yard. It seems that England is seeing a public healthcare situation due to windmill farms.

"The symptoms they claim to have suffered may vary – dizziness; balance problems; memory loss; inability to concentrate; insomnia; tachycardia; increased blood pressure; raised cortisol levels; headaches; nausea; mood swings; anxiety; tinnitus; palpitations; depression – but the theme remains the same."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2199284/Wind...

Mickelson asked Iowans to call into the show if they have had any ill effects from these wind mills. With only minutes until the show was over, people started to call in. One woman, who needed to remain anonymous due to a settlement with the industry, called in to tell Iowans about the health problems that happened to her after a couple of years with windmills as close as a quarter a mile from her house.

Here is the link for today's show podcast: http://mickelson.libsyn.com/thursday-september-27-2012 Skip ahead to about the 1 hour mark.

BTW- Congratulations to Jan Mickelson who was just named Medium Market Personality of the Year at the 2012 National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Radio Awards.

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Well, I was almost skeptical

Well, I was almost skeptical about this until I got to the part about infrasound. This kind of thing is a serious health hazard and has even been weaponized at one point in the past. These kind of health effects are just at the low power end of the scale.

You can not hear this sound, it is inaudible, you can definitly feel the effects though if you are sensitive enough; at a certain level, everyone feels the effects though.

Infrasound can be and is generated by many natural things including earthquakes, and one idea on how animals can sense when a quake is coming is that they sense the infrasound it generates.

Infrasound is one of those things that doesnt get much attention but probably should.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Weapons? Did you happen to

Weapons? That's pretty troubling. That's something I'd like to hear more about.

Did you happen to listen to the podcast? It's only about 15 minutes long. Those Iowa callers sounded pretty reliable and rational.

It's a little hard to believe this is noisier than I-5 or I-94.

These are subsidized creations, are they economically viable. Would anyone build one without a subsidy?

Free includes debt-free!

Exactly. I'd like to know

Exactly. I'd like to know that myself about the subsidies. If this technology is of any value, it should succeed without subsidies.

About the noise.... One of the callers said she has to wear earplugs in her home. Another caller said she went to Mayo clinic because of her symptoms, but Mayo could not find anything wrong.

Mickelson said that this is a conversation that needs to start. I agree.

The problem with government/private projects.

If a private company does property damage then send in Erin Brokivich and the Lawyers.

When government is involved immunity against damages prevails. Regulations through arbitrary laws have jurisdiction and the public is left without redress for grievances.

Michigan had bad experiences with public works projects in the past. The $5 million dollar railroad they built and sold for $2 Million leaving a #3 Million dollar debt to repay and no collateral. The 1857 Constitution prevented Michigan from borrowing for public works.

If government has a big project, let the hold a money bomb. Only money volunteered for such a project can be in the general welfare.

Free includes debt-free!

The wind energy settled with

The wind energy company settled with that one caller without going to court. It sounds like they know there are problems with this technology. The thing is these settlements must be kept private so the public is not hearing about them. But like Mickelson says, there's tons of money involved here and lots of politics....(you know, kind of like Monsanto in a big Ag state.)

the govt owns all land and

the govt owns all land and property, so when they screw up, they don't get punished.

our property taxes are rent money.