Please tell me this is a really stupid joke

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by Asia-Off-Grid, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    NOTE: I realize this is a dated article. It was just so ridiculous that I had to post it.
    Really? Over one windmill in the man's yard? I tell ya, this mess is getting out of control.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2016
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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    I wouldn't doubt it one bit...That it is real.
  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Blue states are all about the authority of the government over the people. Red states are all about individual rights. I wouldn't expect anything different in Minnesota.
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Not really an issue where your neighbors are over a Mile away.... Country Living is Great...
  5. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    IIRC, he didn't bother to get a permit to install it and was a horse's backside when he was first in court...Not the best way to win friends and gain influence.
  6. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    The turbine - right next to the neighbor's property. I would have been pissed as well.

    "Jay and Kendall Nygard, creators of the most hated non-working wind turbine in Orono, went to court Thursday expecting jail time for refusing to dismantle their front yard decor. Instead, Judge Susan Robiner took pity and told them to just lock up the turbine and turn over the key" So, in the beginning - no jail. In the beginning.

    Bob Tennant, attorney for a handful of the Nygards' neighbors, fingers Jay Nygard for starting a legal war that's inflamed the city of Orono.

    "My clients are not satisfied," Tennant says of Judge Robiner's decision to let the Nygards go free on Thursday. "Mr. Nygard has made their lives miserable for the last five years, costing them close to $100,000 in attorney's fees because Jay Nygard likes to sue them. They want the turbine down."

    So, the 'victim' here is a major league PITA, at best.
    (Source: Jay Nygard's Neighbors Frustrated with Judge's Decision to Save Hated Wind Turbine | City Pages)

    A wind turbine in crowded urban areas - esp 'upscale' urban areas where the houses are only about 10 feet apart is almost guaranteed to start a range war. Sorry, Mr. Nygard is less a victim than a twit.

    As a general rule, your "property rights" end where mine begin. It's the in-between that keep lawyers employed.
  7. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Yes if that numpty had of erected that contration right next to my place I would have been complaining as well YOUR rights are just fine till they start impacting on MINE and vs/versa.
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  8. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    Down heah in Floridah, the County won't let anyone put up a tower that can physically fall across a neighbor's property line.
    If you have a lot a hundred feet square, you might be allowed a 45' tower if it was set dead in the center of your property.
    I think that's actually a pretty good rule, except that I hate all zoning laws as matter of principle.
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  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

  10. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

    sadly the liberals have gone to extremes to keep people under the thumb of the power companys
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  11. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Sometimes the responses on this forum make me shake my head. If you read yarddarts post you would understand that the guy was a jerks about everything and was purposely putting the turbine on the property line. If you had a neighbor who was that un neighborly you would have turned him in as well.

    Thus knee jerks response of name calling on threads (namely, libard, snow flake, etc) without thinking or getting the facts, makes you a sheep just like the liberal, snowflakes. You may be a conservative sheep but still a sheep. Sheeple are those who cant or wont think for themselves, sheeple follow the herd. Even the conservative herd.
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  12. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Next liberals will be complaining about soar panels. Actually they already do.
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  13. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim Goin for the Glory

    I don't have any sympathy for anyone who lives in these types of habitats where one can open up a window & spit on their Neighbors house..... It's a corral for people.....
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  14. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    That's all true and the guy is an a$$hat I wouldn't want as a neighbor. That said he's going to jail because he didn't completely destroy the mounting base because it would damage the house. They (jacka$$ and $tate) finally agreed to resolve by the removal of the turbine and mounting base. It doesn't matter that it was destroyed enough it couldn't be used again. He's effectively being jailed on a technicality so the State can get it's pound of flesh and publicly demonstrate to the sheep that they can do whatever they want to anyone who does not comply. He certainly drew the anger of the State to him like a lightning rod for being a dick, but does being a dick warrant jail time?
  15. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Well, it seems that in Minn - it is. Must be the Somalis driving folks nutz....
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  16. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    far be it for me to be a spelling Nazi, DKR, but I think you may have made a spelling error....I believe the i should be an a. ;)

    I'd be sore about soar panels also....(who says I'm a spelling nazi???):mad:

    AS 3M-TA3 has pointed out, this incident has already been chewed over in a previous thread, some time ago: It has been pretty much flogged to death [deadhorse] with opinions and sympathies expressed both for and against the plaintiffs, the defendant, and legal system that navigates the issues at contention between the warring parties.

    For myself, I have little sympathy for the Nygards. It's said (by a character in a novel by Dickens), "That the law is a ass"; that said....If one prods, pokes, and provokes the ass, then one can't cry and complain overly much when the ass kicks one into the county jail.

    The moral of this modern fractured fairy tale, is to know the law, (as it applies to one's particular situation), and not to deliberately or negligently break it, without regard to the probable consequences. Otherwise, one had "better call Saul".

    Last edited: Nov 28, 2016
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  17. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    That is one of the reason when considering wind power I have been looking at "pretty" turbines. In my thread here- Wind Turbines- New Wind Tree Vent | Survival Monkey Forums I talked about hiding in plain sight. If you live in an HOA, there is no way you could have a huge turbine or even a small one. People need to disguise things. It is just like gardening in some areas, you have to mix your vegetables in with perennials so you do not get fined for growing a garden.
  18. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Chell - I used the Brit English spelling vice the American English spelling.

    twit ‎(plural twits)
    1. A reproach, gibe or taunt.
    2. A foolish or annoying person.
    England and America - two peoples separated (or exasperated) by a common language....
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  19. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    :lol: That one slithered in --
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