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Falmouth Folks Speak Out on Turbines

January 25, 2013

L to R Sue Hobart and Dave Moriarty of Falmouth, Virginia Irvine and Carol Platenik of Brimfield demonstrate on Jan. 23 2013. Photo Credit: Christine Hochkeppel for Cape Cod Times

Wind Wise ~ Massachusetts members from Brimfield, Florida (MA), and Fairhaven joined Cape residents in supporting Falmouth residents at the Selectmen’s hearing on January 23rd.

An afternoon demonstration by eight hardy souls braved temperatures in the low teens with wind chills below zero.

During the 6:30 pm meeting, which continued for two hours, as many as 50 people spoke, most in favor of dismantling the turbines. Sean Teehan, reporting in the Cape Cod Times, quoted John Ford (Falmouth selectmen listen to turbine foes voice their discontent):

I ask you, for just a moment, to listen,” said turbine opponent John Ford, who then paused before the packed room, which came to a hush so that only the ventilation system was audible. “That peace and quiet is what is missing in the lives of the children, women and men living in the (turbine-affected) neighborhoods.”

In the Falmouth Patch, Sara Mannal reported “Falmouth Residents: Take the Turbines Down,” citing John Ford’s statement

“I request that you join your fellow residents and neighbors and decide to remove the wind turbines and replace them with people friendly photovoltaic arrays,” Ford said.

Mannal’s piece includes a video of statements by several speakers–Eric Sockol, Richard Bowen, John Ford, and Judy Fenwick.


A video recording of the entire meeting is available from Falmouth Community Television‘s video on demand site.

The Selectmen are accepting comments until 4:30 on Monday January 28, 2013 submitted by email with subject “Public Comments” to, or dropped off at the Town Manager’s office at 59 Town Hall Square.

Reporting in The Bulletin (“Majority say ‘Remove the turbines’”) Scott A. Giordano wrote:

Diane Funfar, of 27 Ridgeview Drive and a WTOP participant, said the selectmen have one of two options: Remove people from their homes or remove the turbines. “Buying properties would be very expensive for the town, and since the majority of people do not want to leave their homes, this is not an option that would unify our community. I ask you to do the right thing for our neighbors and our community,” she said.

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  1. January 26, 2013 8:57 am

    The Falmouth Wind Turbine Experiment another Project MK-ULTRA ?

    Public Officials publicly recognize the physical illnesses and emotional suffering caused by operating wind turbines, and they facilitate harm to humans by their silence or actions related to this human experiment.

    Torture is the systematic and deliberate infliction of acute pain by one person on another, or on a third person, in order to accomplish the purpose of the former against the will of the latter.

    In 1986, the World Health Organization working group introduced the concept of organized violence, which was defined as: The inter-human infliction of significant, avoidable pain and suffering by an organized group according to a declared or implied strategy and/or system of ideas and attitudes.

    The Falmouth wind turbines are a violent action that is unacceptable by general human standards, and relates to the victims’ feelings.This falls under the heading of organized violence.

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