Posts Tagged ‘death’

Small Town Syndrome

In Criticism, Financial, Popular Posts on August 30, 2010 at 1:31 PM

People that live within two kilometers of a wind farm complain of mysterious symptoms. Known as Wind Turbine Syndrome in medical circles, it is described as “infrasound and low frequency noise.” This isn’t like getting used to the hum of a refrigerator; it’s a persistent vibration that hums inside you. Victims complain of frequent migraine headaches and sleep disruption.

However, there is nothing conclusive about the medical evidence that would stop Ontario’s investment in Wind Farms. This is the biggest problem in protecting ourselves from unintended consequences – inconclusive medical evidence. At this stage of being a developed nation, we’re smart enough to recognize that there’s a problem, but we don’t know how to account for it in our decision-making.

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Death Bonds Continued…

In Criticism, Financial on September 13, 2009 at 8:55 AM
I wrote about Death Bonds back in May of this year. No, I didn’t break the story or anything like that. However, I did perform the analysis ahead of everyone else. The New York Times recently did the analysis too, and came up with the same conclusions as me, which is reassuring and disturbing at the same time.

Death Bonds

In Criticism, Financial, Fresh, Popular Posts on May 11, 2009 at 7:46 PM

One evening at the dinner table, my father told me that he would probably die before my mother. He was much older than her, and he explained how he no longer needed to pay premiums on his life insurance now that all of us kids had grown up and made lives of our own. He and my mother would be comfortable for the rest of their retirement without this policy. He said that the insurance companies would refund some of his money, but it’s a rip-off. If you’ve paid ten grand in premiums, they’ll give you back two.

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