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Windsor's 'hum' traced to Michigan
Toronto Sun ^ | May 23, 2014 | JENNIFER O'BRIEN

Posted on 05/23/2014 7:27:56 PM PDT by rickmichaels

WINDSOR, Ont. — Once again, and $60,000 later, scientists have confirmed the existence of the mysterious "Windsor hum."

The vibrations that have irritated west-end residents of Windsor, Ont., for at least two years are real — and likely coming from Zug Island, home to a U.S. Steel plant in River Rouge, Mich., across the Detroit River — according to a Canadian report released Friday in Windsor.

Now, the feds hope the Americans can take over, maybe even make it stop.

"The scientists have hypothesized that the (U.S. Steel plant's) blast furnace is the likely source," said Windsor MP Jeff Watson. "Now we are going to turn to the Americans."

He said the study calls for more research on the fenced industrial zone of Zug Island, which would have to be done by U.S. scientists.

Foreign Affairs has sent results of the study — which show for the first time a "defineable pattern, frequencies and levels," Watson said — to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and River Rouge Mayor Michael Bowdler.

Complaints of a mysterious hum have been going on for years in Windsor's west end, but early in 2011 the environment ministry was flooded with hundreds of reports. Since then, scientists have investigated several theories, ruling out wind turbines, earthquakes and industrial causes such as a nearby salt mine.

Watson said the latest report — the result of "inconclusive" work by Western University professor Peter Brown and acoustic underwater tests led by University of Windsor professor Colin Novak — was worth the cost because it armed the Canadian government with measurable proof.

“Three years ago we had reports of a phenomenon and it was like, who even knows if it is real," he said. "Now we have a much more qualified lead and something credible to approach our American partners with."


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Michigan
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1 posted on 05/23/2014 7:27:56 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Looks like the secret weapon is still secret.


2 posted on 05/23/2014 7:31:18 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: rickmichaels
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3 posted on 05/23/2014 7:32:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Crash Test Dummies in Detroit?

Crash Test Dummies :: Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

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Michigan legislative action thread
4 posted on 05/23/2014 7:35:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: rickmichaels

IIRC there is a large Navy ELF radio station in Michigan.


5 posted on 05/23/2014 7:40:55 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: SubMareener

That’s in the UP isn’t it?


6 posted on 05/23/2014 7:41:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Jus Motown givin’ Windsor a hummer.


7 posted on 05/23/2014 7:42:41 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: rickmichaels

Pshaw....it’s moon Nazi’s!


8 posted on 05/23/2014 7:43:11 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: shove_it
Windsor is going to need some penicillin....

/johnny

9 posted on 05/23/2014 7:44:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 12th_Monkey

They received fair warning. We haven’t forgotten the river raisin and we’re attacking from beneath.


10 posted on 05/23/2014 7:45:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: rickmichaels

Things that make you go hmmmmmmm...


11 posted on 05/23/2014 7:50:20 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: rickmichaels
Thanks RM... "home to a U.S. Steel plant".....Oh its those Americans....It's always their fault ....

Funny those who sit on their butt and say 'they can't do anything' to help themselves are so quick to blame others who are doing things.....

12 posted on 05/23/2014 7:51:52 PM PDT by virgil283 (That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.)
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To: rickmichaels; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

13 posted on 05/23/2014 7:59:57 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: rickmichaels

Worst part: Jesse ventura posited that this is where it’s coming from.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 8:03:20 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: rickmichaels
They need to teach Michigan the words.


15 posted on 05/23/2014 8:06:46 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: gitmo

They won’t learn any words up there

/kidding


16 posted on 05/23/2014 8:10:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: rickmichaels

“A 2011 study by Earthquakes Canada indicated that it may be originating from the heavily industrialised Zug Island area on the US side of the Detroit river.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hum#Windsor.2C_Ontario.2C_Canada_.282009.29


17 posted on 05/23/2014 8:14:45 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: rickmichaels

We’ll gladly cede Detroit to you so you can fix the hum,once and for all.


18 posted on 05/23/2014 8:17:05 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: righttackle44
Easy enough assumption really. A steel mill is a big noisy place and its the only thing in that area. Hell it covers the whole island.

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I don't see the Canadians looking to get rid of it. Its right next to where they want to build the new bridge and will probably supply a fair amount of steel for it.
19 posted on 05/23/2014 8:17:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: rickmichaels

Actually...make that Michigan.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 8:17:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: cripplecreek

using the human/ape hybrids I bet, damn Moon Nazi’s.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 8:18:02 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: rickmichaels

I told my wife to shut that damn hair dryer off.


22 posted on 05/23/2014 8:21:09 PM PDT by kempster
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To: 12th_Monkey

I’m surprised the aliens guy hasn’t shown up for this thread yet!


23 posted on 05/23/2014 8:30:45 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: rickmichaels
Detroit, right???


24 posted on 05/23/2014 8:38:49 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: shove_it
Jus Motown givin’ Windsor a hummer.


25 posted on 05/23/2014 8:42:38 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

26 posted on 05/23/2014 8:44:41 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: null and void

LOL!


27 posted on 05/23/2014 9:17:45 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: rickmichaels

Guy in a bar says to the piano player, “ Do you know the way to the restroom?”

Piano player says, “No, but if you would hum a few bars I can fake it.”


28 posted on 05/23/2014 9:48:32 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: rickmichaels
Foreign Affairs has sent results of the study — which show for the first time a "defineable [sic] pattern, frequencies and levels," Watson said — to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and River Rouge Mayor Michael Bowdler.

29 posted on 05/24/2014 12:34:13 AM PDT by BlueDragon (take the firecrackers away from the police)
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To: rickmichaels

I’m in a northern suburb of Detroit and I’ve got a constant ringing in my ears.......


30 posted on 05/24/2014 3:42:35 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: rickmichaels

Funny, when I think of a hum, I think of electrical things, like transformers, fluorescent lights, radio noise, and things like that. Electrical things. You know, like the huge Ontario Hydro electrical plant just across the river from the U. S. Steel plant. You know, like the one in Windsor, Ontario?


31 posted on 05/24/2014 4:48:39 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: rickmichaels
"The scientists have hypothesized that....
That used to be a respected phrasing... Amazing how today it initiates suspicion of the proposed process for correction.
32 posted on 05/24/2014 5:15:56 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: cripplecreek

That sounds right.


33 posted on 05/24/2014 6:33:06 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: rickmichaels
What? We still have a steel plant operational in this country?

Who knew?

34 posted on 05/24/2014 7:35:28 AM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Yep, you can just see it across the river from Zug Island in the pic I posted.


35 posted on 05/24/2014 10:14:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Gritty

A guy from Detroit patented some kind of revolutionary flash hardening process for steel a couple of years ago. He was smart enough to call it “green” because it uses less water and chemicals.


36 posted on 05/24/2014 10:19:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Gritty

Yep, there are still some smart folks around Detroit. Gary Cola is a self taught metallurgist who developed this flash hardening process that makes stronger lighter steel in 10 seconds rather than hours or days.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110609173718.htm


37 posted on 05/24/2014 10:25:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s really impressive!


38 posted on 05/24/2014 11:52:30 AM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: rickmichaels
the result of "inconclusive" work by Western University professor Peter Brown and acoustic underwater tests led by University of Windsor professor Colin Novak — was worth the cost because it armed the Canadian government with measurable proof.

If it is inconclusive then that means that no conclusion could be drawn.

How can that be "measurable proof"?

But it's very nature inconclusive work can not be used as proof.

39 posted on 05/24/2014 11:56:36 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; Squawk 8888

“— the result of “inconclusive” work by Western University professor Peter Brown and acoustic underwater tests led by University of Windsor professor Colin Novak —”

It looks like the author inserted this into the article. I wonder why?


40 posted on 05/24/2014 2:42:05 PM PDT by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: rickmichaels

What you hear is not a hum but a giant sucking sound coming from Detroit. The entire state can hear it.


41 posted on 05/25/2014 6:39:43 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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