How Much Sleep Deprivation Is Acceptable -None
Falmouth residents have lost sleep and property rights
The United States government used sleep deprivation in the U.S.-operated military Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Sleep deprivation is a very effective torture technique primarily used to break down the will of the detainee. Sleep deprivation causes impaired memory and cognitive functioning, decreased short term memory, speech impairment, hallucinations, psychosis, lowered immunity, headaches, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stress, anxiety and depression.
Sleep deprivation is the major complaint from the wind turbine victims in Falmouth, Massachusetts and other communities with megawatt turbines placed in residential communities. Falmouth residents were made to file written certified noise complaints to the town in an effort to try and make the residents jump through hoops like a circus act in an effort to make them give up and go away.
Recently a letter dated August 3, 2010 from the manufacturer of the turbines Vestas wind company had warned the town prior to the installations of the megawatt turbines about noise. The turbines generate 110 decibels of noise or what is equal to a hard rock band playing outdoors. Falmouth officials had always known about the excessive noise yet acted like the wind turbine victims had wild imaginations and it was NIMBYism . Not In My Back Yard
Today we know how reckless Falmouth planning authorities allowed the town to site industrial-scale wind turbines in residential neighborhoods., The state and local health authorities ignored consistent reports of sleep deprivation from neighboring residents. Falmouth and other Massachusetts towns are violating fundamental human rights. Again according to the August 3, 2010 letter from Vestas town officials had known about the excessive noise long before any wind turbines were installed
Sleep deprivation at Guantanamo was authorized under the 2002 Department of Defense Memo in the form of 20 hour interrogations. The U.S. military authorized sleep deprivation for its prisoners for up to seventy two hours. Falmouth residents were subjected to two distinct types of noise 24 hours a day -7 days a week . The noise is regulatory and human annoyance or what today is called infra sound.
In 2014 no commercial megawatt turbines were built in Massachusetts despite a wind turbine renewable energy goal of 2000 megawatts of commercial wind by the year 2020.
Government agencies have admitted siting mistakes while the news media has been placed in an embarrassing position after reporting press releases from former Governor Patrick as if it was real news.
The question now whether those who ordered the wind turbines into residential neighborhoods will be held accountable.