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  •  Who says they are ugly? Compared to what? (1+ / 0-)
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    Compared to a coal power plant? Compared to a strip mine? Compared to an oil derrick?

    But then, I knew a guy who liked the look of an oil derrick. Beauty and Ugliness is not something you can "point out" ... in either case, you are pointing in, to your own reaction.

    It seems as if people find them attractive or ugly based on what they personify. If your best friend died in a joy ride when you were in primary school, and you are not enamored of the auto-uber-alles transportation system, and you are not keen to see millions of people become environmental refugees, they can personify the possibility of a different way of life, and be beautiful things indeed.

    Erickson, W.P., G.D. Johnson, and D.P. Young. 2004. Summary of anthropogenic causes of bird mortality. Proceedings of the 2002 International Partner's in Flight Conference, Monterrey, California. Per 10,000 fatalities:
    <1, wind turbines <br>250 communication towers
    700 pesticides

    700 vehicles

    800 High tension lines
    1000 Other
    1000 Cats
    5500 Buildings/Windows

    so wind turbines have a long way to go before they are more dangerous than the High tension lines that carry the power that they generate.

    OH15: IN: Kilroy for Congress. OUT:Deborah Pryce

    by BruceMcF on Thu Oct 26, 2006 at 11:04:19 PM PDT

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