Those Bothersome Facts


In the age of “alternative facts”, Breitbart and Fox faux news,
we can all make an effort to point out BS when we recognize it!  Bravo Nigel, an R&R regular, for his Letter to the Editor of the East Hampton Star Nov. 2nd, titled “Their Facts”:


Last week I attended the presentation of 8 of the Republican candidates for the East Hampton Town trustees. Each one spoke against the offshore wind farm, over which their jurisdiction has no control. In conversation after the event, I was told by one of the candidates, a previous member of the trustees, that the turbines only operated at winds from 10 m.p.h. to 30 m.p.h. This is incorrect. If you think about it, there would be little motivation to build a wind farm with such a small opportunity for success. The turbines rated wind tolerances are 3 to 25 milliseconds, which is 6.7 m.p.h. to 56 m.p.h. I really wish candidates would get their facts correct before they speak.


About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
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1 Response to Those Bothersome Facts

  1. or they could have joined one of several free trips to Block Island and learned a few things…

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