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French quarter residents protest cell towers #244261
01/06/2021 09:03 AM
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Re: French quarter residents protest cell towers [Re: Carol_Hill] #244290
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Health risks? Maybe that is still being debated, but from all the scientific evidence I have ever read there is little additional risk of cancer or radiation exposure from cell towers. Reminds me of when the very first microwave ovens were introduced. They were built like tanks for fear of leaking radiation with warnings not to stand in front of them while in operation. Other than being potential eye sores on the land, cell towers are essentially harmless but necessary if the island is going to move forward with communications infrastructure improvements for the future.

Re: French quarter residents protest cell towers [Re: SammyM] #244303
01/06/2021 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by SammyM
.....Other than being potential eye sores on the land,......


We have not been back to Negril since our 2005 honeymoon but I do recall, and have a picture somewhere, of a cell tower disguised as a palm tree near Negril Gardens. I only noticed it after about 3 days.

In this era of bountiful conspiracy theories I find that loosening the rubber band on my tin foil hat helps to lessen the load on my brain's RAM as it processes all of these nutbar theories. I suggest that the protestors dispense with their tin foil hats completely and fess up that it is all about NIMBY.


After every Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF.

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Re: French quarter residents protest cell towers [Re: I_AM_CDN] #244308
01/06/2021 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by I_AM_CDN

We have not been back to Negril since our 2005 honeymoon but I do recall, and have a picture somewhere, of a cell tower disguised as a palm tree near Negril Gardens. I only noticed it after about 3 days.


Found the picture...hopefully this link works
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-9eaI35quRjKDzwYjL0yG1CEcJ2vmnKF/view?usp=sharing


After every Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/63321157@N08/albums
Re: French quarter residents protest cell towers [Re: I_AM_CDN] #244310
01/06/2021 01:05 PM
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Wow, that's pretty cool!


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Re: French quarter residents protest cell towers [Re: Carol_Hill] #244321
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Absolutely cool! Now that's what I call blending something in. I'd like to see a few of these up north, CDN where a few artificial palm tree cell towers would help keep spirits 'elevated' during the winter months!

Re: French quarter residents protest cell towers [Re: Carol_Hill] #244325
01/06/2021 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Wow, that's pretty cool!


Anguilla has one off Mead's Bay that is "disguised"....I'll have to look for that pic. wink


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: French quarter residents protest cell towers [Re: SammyM] #244327
01/06/2021 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by SammyM
Absolutely cool! Now that's what I call blending something in. I'd like to see a few of these up north, CDN where a few artificial palm tree cell towers would help keep spirits 'elevated' during the winter months!


My preference would be for fir or pine trees with some snow and ski hills that are open. The way things are going though we may well be on the way to northern palm trees.

This hovering around the freezing point just creates an ugly, brown, sloppy, dirty dog's feet situation.

My two least favourite seasons are fall (after the leaves are down and before the snow) and spring (from March to early May where we just have dead grass and no leaves on the trees. And mud.)

There should be two seasons only: sailing/ beach/ golf / drinking and skiing / extra drinking


After every Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/63321157@N08/albums
Re: French quarter residents protest cell towers [Re: Carol_Hill] #244328
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The palm tree cell tower is located in the section of Negril Gardens across the road from the main part of N.G.
This was taken May 2005; could still be there, maybe not.


After every Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/63321157@N08/albums
Re: French quarter residents protest cell towers [Re: Carol_Hill] #244358
01/07/2021 06:54 AM
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Around here, outside the city, some cell towers are disguised as Pine trees. I used to see one on a former morning commute. They tend to blend in until you realize what they are, but after that they look pretty scraggly. That Negril Palm looks pretty good.

Re: French quarter residents protest cell towers [Re: Carol_Hill] #244384
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We have the pine tree towers here in Sudbury Ontario

Re: French quarter residents protest cell towers [Re: BeachKitten] #244474
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Originally Posted by BeachKitten
Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Wow, that's pretty cool!


Anguilla has one off Mead's Bay that is "disguised"....I'll have to look for that pic. wink


Here it is! wink

[Linked Image]


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