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19 Dec 2015, 11:06 am

Voters in one North Carolina town rejected a plan to generate solar energy out of fear that solar panels might “suck up all the energy from the sun". A retired science teacher said that she was concerned that the solar panels would cause nearby plants to die, and also expressed her personal belief that solar panels were causing cancer among the community.

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There just isn't enough facepalm to cover this one.

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After the vote, they presumably went outside to wave goodnight to the Sun as it went asleep behind the mountains, before sacrificing a child to the corn gods in hopes of a good harvest.

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19 Dec 2015, 12:38 pm

"Science teacher" ??? What the heck has this town been paying for in its schools?

It's too sad.

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Despite the assurances of company representatives, the town not only voted against the solar farm, but later approved a moratorium on any future proposals.


It says something grim that they can at least agree on perpetuating the stupid.



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19 Dec 2015, 1:21 pm

But they didn't recognize the most impotent thing: That by sucking up the suns' energy they're actually preventing global warming. :D



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19 Dec 2015, 1:30 pm

Oh my. That is awesome. I mean, I just can't find words to describe the incredible sense of astonishment I'm feeling in reaction to reading the story. Solar panels will suck up all the sun's energy and nearby plants will die.

Considering the state legislature threw the gates wide open to fracking a just a few months ago, I'd say oil drilling reps made the rounds & ensured the fine citizens of dumbf*ckistan were well informed about the dangers of solar power.


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19 Dec 2015, 1:37 pm

ho no herr duurr moar merika denger seyve amerka from soler penol cansur!



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19 Dec 2015, 2:16 pm

8O

The Onion has been outdone by reality again. Nice find, even if it is kind of... scary.



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19 Dec 2015, 2:20 pm

Well, nearby plants would die if they were shaded by the panels so they didn't get enough sunlight.


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19 Dec 2015, 2:24 pm

dangfool ijjit critterz gots to hav mor sens as to plant seed whar the sun dont shine.


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19 Dec 2015, 2:33 pm

Fnord wrote:
dangfool ijjit critterz gots to hav mor sens as to plant seed whar the sun dont shine.


They should be well familiar with at least one environment where the sun don't shine, as apparently it surrounds their heads.


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19 Dec 2015, 2:48 pm

A pair of pruning shears can come in handy if someone tries that.


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19 Dec 2015, 4:49 pm

Edenthiel wrote:
Fnord wrote:
dangfool ijjit critterz gots to hav mor sens as to plant seed whar the sun dont shine.
They should be well familiar with at least one environment where the sun don't shine, as apparently it surrounds their heads.
... all the way down to their shoulders ...


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19 Dec 2015, 5:02 pm

Today's NC science lesson:
Pi r not SQUARE, they r always round!
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19 Dec 2015, 5:04 pm

How so? Flags aren't round!


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19 Dec 2015, 5:04 pm

The science teacher was merely supporting her husband. Who can blame her ? She did what any dutiful wife would do -- leave her brain at the door and back him up when he claims that the solar panels would absorb all the excess sunlight and cause large scale damage to local businesses.

In an age when Feminazis are trying to outdo their men, it's nice to see a wife who respects her husband's word as the Gospel truth. Go, Jane Mann.


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19 Dec 2015, 5:44 pm

facepalm. that is all i can say for now.



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19 Dec 2015, 6:07 pm

HisMom wrote:
The science teacher was merely supporting her husband. Who can blame her? She did what any dutiful wife would do -- leave her brain at the door and back him up when he claims that the solar panels would absorb all the excess sunlight and cause large scale damage to local businesses. In an age when Feminazis are trying to outdo their men, it's nice to see a wife who respects her husband's word as the Gospel truth. Go, Jane Mann.
I hope that you were being sarcastic. Women should stand up for the truth, even when it conflicts with their husbands' opinions.

I blame her.


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