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The Obama Bird Genocide Is Out of Control (Solar/Wind Devices Butchering Birds0
Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 6, 2014 | Andrew Stiles

Posted on 05/07/2014 5:42:01 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o


An adorable baby bald eagle whose parents were executed by solar panels. (AP)

The Obama administration has opened up a new front in its war on America’s eagles. For years, the president has relied on wind turbines to orchestrate his eco-genocide. Biologists estimate that wind farms kill as many as 328,000 birds each year by chopping them out of the sky. The administration’s successful weaponization of solar farms will only accelerate the death rate.

Studies indicate that the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California has proved to be an especially efficient apparatus for eagle extermination. The facility, which was financed in part by a $1.6 billion taxpayer-backed loan from the Department of Energy, has been incinerating innocent birds with heat lasers created by its massive array of 350,000 garage door-sized mirrors.

National Journal reports:

First, insects are drawn to the reflective light of the solar mirrors. That draws small, insect-eating birds, which in turn draw larger predatory birds. The rays of the mirrors’ reflected light produces temperatures from 800 degrees to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Any animal caught in the intense glare of the mirror’s rays may catch fire and plummet toward the ground, or spontaneously combust altogether.

Bloomberg notes that the birds are either “incinerated in flight; their feathers are singed, causing them to fall to their deaths; or they are too injured to fly and are killed on the ground by predators.” Birds that ignite after passing into the Ivanpah kill zone are known as “streamers.” Reports estimate that 141 birds have died at the Ivanpah facility, which opened in February.


The Ivanpah solar facility in California. (AP)

Energy secretary and hair icon Ernest Moniz attended the opening ceremony at Ivanpah, but kept getting photo-bombed by dying eagles.


U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. (AP)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: alternative; birdgenocide; eagles; energy; green; greenenergy; greenpower; moniz; solarenergy; solarfarms; windturbines
Class, discuss.
1 posted on 05/07/2014 5:42:01 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Streamers? LOL!


2 posted on 05/07/2014 5:50:14 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
It is strange (not really) how little concern EPA has shown for when "green" projects themselves are harmful to the environment.

3 posted on 05/07/2014 5:55:28 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
First, insects are drawn to the reflective light of the solar mirrors...

They should build a large structure with a retractable roof, and only open it night to keep the bugs away. That will save the eagles!

4 posted on 05/07/2014 6:16:58 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Eagle extermination was no doubt one of the specific main goals Obama discussed with his future cohorts on the Columbia campus.


5 posted on 05/07/2014 6:18:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Environmentalists are simply Marxists wearing a convenient disguise, one of the many that they very successfully employ. Their goals are political not environmental so one should not expect to see any hand ringing over a few thousand or even a few million birds killed by wind machines and solar farms.

OTOH, if they are competing with you for your right to graze your cattle on some otherwise useless patch of land then that hand wringing in defense of the lowly tortoise will be their official call to battle.

6 posted on 05/07/2014 6:20:52 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: BitWielder1

I remember something about how environmentalists were so upset about certain projects when some obscure little fish,lizard,or even insect was endangered. Now we’re talking about eagles,a very much protected species,being killed. What’s with these hypocrites? I think in the long term,the solar & wind energy projects are costing more than they’re worth,whereas some of the protested projects in the past were not even subsidized. I guess it all depends on whose brilliant idea it is. If I shoot an eagle,I’m in big trouble. Why is it different when an arguably inefficient wind turbines kills many?


7 posted on 05/07/2014 6:21:12 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Environmentalists sacrificed millions of African children to malaria by banning DDT to kill mosquitos just because the shells of bird’s eggs were affected by the insecticide. But they don’t seem to care about the wholesale slaughter of birds due to Obama’s “green” bird-killing machines. Their religion harbors contra- dictions, it seems.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 6:26:07 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Their secondary goal (after fleecing taxpayers) is to incinerate the symbol of Free America...the eagle. These nobama-loving communist fools need justice brought to them for their many many crimes.


9 posted on 05/07/2014 6:31:34 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Energy secretary and hair icon Ernest Moniz attended the opening ceremony at Ivanpah, but kept getting photo-bombed by dying eagles...

...Shove it, Ernie!

10 posted on 05/07/2014 6:32:17 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I have a question that I never hear discussed. All these wind farms have to be having some kind of affect on the climate. The winds has increased over the years.

I don't understand where PETA is on this.

The only thing I can think of is most of these people are about as deep as a thimble. It's not intelligence or lack there of. Just the complete self absorption. I hear things come out of people's mouths that I know for a fact are intelligent. But they just can't think past Grey's Anatomy or who's going to win Dancing with the "Stars". it seems like every one only goes through life in skim mode. Very sad.

11 posted on 05/07/2014 6:40:18 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: defconw

I think more people are starting to wake up to the insanity...


12 posted on 05/07/2014 6:52:05 AM PDT by cibco (I HOPE Obummers's CHANGE disappears...)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

How apt an achievement to kill off the symbols while working on killing off the society.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 6:55:54 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: cibco

Well I hope so. Before my head explodes.


14 posted on 05/07/2014 7:04:03 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: defconw

Calm down... you don’t want to fall for the BS. {:0)


15 posted on 05/07/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT by cibco (I HOPE Obummers's CHANGE disappears...)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I’d like to see some video of these “streamers.”


16 posted on 05/07/2014 7:28:06 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I usually have to walk under and around wind turbines a few times every year. Never once have I seen a dead bird underneath. Do they eat their dead? ;)


17 posted on 05/07/2014 7:38:16 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: cibco

Very funny dear.


18 posted on 05/07/2014 7:40:29 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: defconw

F’ing watermelons.


19 posted on 05/07/2014 7:45:41 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Mrs. Don-o
This article seems almost like satire.

I drove past this plant just yesterday. Photo attached.

1) I would love to know how they estimated the number of birds killed by "green" energy plants.

2) Eagles do not prey on birds. Falcons do.

Impressive technology, I am not sure why the white glow near the tower that goes away near the tower. I guess it is reflection of dust in the air.  photo DSC05743_zps5e8d93aa.jpg

20 posted on 05/07/2014 7:51:58 AM PDT by super7man
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"Eagles do not prey on birds."

Bald eagles absolutely do.

21 posted on 05/07/2014 7:56:24 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: super7man

Is that out in the Antelope Valley? I saw one similar to that off the CA138 under construction some time back on my way out to the I5...

The wind turbines do a pretty good job of whacking birds...the speeds at the tips of the blades can get quite fast and the birds stand little chance if they “misjudge”.

http://www.dialight.com/Assets/Application_Notes/Signaling/Obstruction%20Lighting%20Bird%20Strike%20Study.pdf


22 posted on 05/07/2014 7:58:05 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: moehoward; super7man

Yeah, that one got me too. They are opportunistic feeders and will eat anything they can sink their talons in.


23 posted on 05/07/2014 8:48:10 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: SZonian

Makes me think of prop planes at an airport. Misjudge or get careless and you become a pink mist.


24 posted on 05/07/2014 8:51:25 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I am blessed to live on Puget Sound. See bald and golden eagles daily. Occasionally we see baldy fly by with a gull hanging in it’s grip. I’m sure they’d grab them more often if they could catch them. The gulls gang up on the eagles, and the smaller water birds just dive under when the eagles get close.


25 posted on 05/07/2014 9:02:15 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: FreeAtlanta

I never liked working around props for that very reason...


26 posted on 05/07/2014 9:18:03 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian

Me too, though the jets can do a number on you, too.

plus, the landing gear and size of the commercial big boys have led to horrible accidents. There was a story about a ground crew getting fought under one and being popped like a grape.

terrifying


27 posted on 05/07/2014 10:45:59 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I never worked commercial birds, mainly fighters and C-5s and C-141s(about as close as I get to commercial sized birds)...I’d rather be under a fighter engine at full burner than anywhere near a prop or dealing with LOX...

Lots of stories about guys getting sucked into intakes and other various other accidents around fighters...

This guy is probably the luckiest man alive...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF3Iz7b95-8


28 posted on 05/07/2014 11:41:03 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: moehoward; FreeAtlanta

Thanks for the reply. Upon further research, I stand corrected, regarding eagles preying on birds.


29 posted on 05/07/2014 1:54:41 PM PDT by super7man
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To: SZonian

Good article thanks. But they did not count baseball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orI26C05udY


30 posted on 05/07/2014 2:04:12 PM PDT by super7man
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