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‘I never understood wind’: Trump goes on bizarre tirade against wind turbines

‘I never understood wind’: Trump goes on bizarre tirade against wind turbinesPresident’s nonsensical rambling remarks about ‘windmills’ in segment from weekend speech raised eyebrowsHe says he knows more about Isis than his generals, and claims to understand politicians “better than anybody”. Now there is another subject in which Donald Trump’s expert knowledge surpasses that of everybody else: wind turbines, though he calls them windmills.“I’ve studied it better than anybody I know,” the president asserted in a bizarre segment from a weekend speech to young conservatives in West Palm Beach, Florida, close to his winter retreat at Mar-a-Lago where he is spending the holidays.“I never understood wind. You know, I know windmills very much. They’re noisy. They kill the birds. You want to see a bird graveyard? Go under a windmill someday. You’ll see more birds than you’ve ever seen in your life.”> President Trump: "I never understood wind, you know I know windmills very much. I've studied it better than anybody." pic.twitter.com/0U432SgNA2> > — The Hill (@thehill) December 22, 2019Trump ripped into a range of familiar targets in a speech lasting more than one hour at the Turning Point USA student action summit, from the Democrats and House speaker Nancy Pelosi, to his recent impeachment and the so-called Never Trumpers in the Republican party who he said were “the dumbest human beings on earth”.But it was his rambling and often nonsensical remarks about wind turbines, during a diatribe against the Green New Deal and renewable energy resources, that raised eyebrows.“They’re made in China and Germany mostly,” Trump said of wind turbines, of which there are more than 57,000 across the US, according to the American Wind Energy Association. “But they’re manufactured tremendous if you’re into this, tremendous fumes. Gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything.“You talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, right? Spewing. Whether it’s in China, Germany, it’s going into the air. It’s our air, their air, everything, right?”It was unclear what exactly Trump meant, or how Trump equated wind turbines converting clean air into energy to toxic fumes fouling the atmosphere. But he did share his thoughts on their appearance.“You see all those [windmills]. They’re all different shades of color,” he said. “They’re like sort of white, but one is like an orange-white. It’s my favorite color, orange.”The president’s “war on wind” is not new: earlier this year he was ridiculed for his claims that wind turbines destroyed property values and caused cancer from their noise.He is accused of having begun his tirades against wind turbines after wind farm developments were proposed near the golf course he owns in Scotland.There is some evidence that wind turbines have a negative impact on wildlife: a 2013 study by the Wildlife Society of fatalities in California resulted in the society estimating that nationally more than half a million birds, including 83,000 raptors such as bald and golden eagles, died such deaths.The president’s final words on the subject, before hailing himself an “an environmentalist” presiding over an environment “in very good shape”, concerned the long-term aesthetics of wind turbines.“You know what they don’t tell you about windmills? After 10 years they look like hell. They start to get tired, old,” he said, lamenting that owners of ageing windmills not replacing them without government subsidies was “a really terrible thing”.• This article was amended on 24 December 2019 to clarify estimates of US bird deaths linked to wind turbines.



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The mystery of MH370 remains more than 5 years later — here are all the theories, dead ends, and unanswered questions from the most bizarre airline disaster of the century

The mystery of MH370 remains more than 5 years later — here are all the theories, dead ends, and unanswered questions from the most bizarre airline disaster of the centuryMalaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared in 2014 with 239 people on board en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. Mystery has swirled since.



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Pakistan seeks to remove judge after bizarre 'hang corpse in the street' order for Musharraf

Pakistan seeks to remove judge after bizarre 'hang corpse in the street' order for MusharrafPakistan’s government is seeking to remove the leader of a three-judge panel that sentenced former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to death on charges of treason and added a rider about his corpse, Law Minister Farogh Naseem said on Thursday. The judge, Waqar Ahmad Seth, had violated judicial conduct by issuing the bizarre order that Musharraf’s body should hang in public if he dies before his execution. The federal government had decided to approach the Supreme Judicial council.



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Roger Stone trial: Witness denies 'back-channel' to WikiLeaks in bizarre testimony

Roger Stone trial: Witness denies 'back-channel' to WikiLeaks in bizarre testimonyA key witness bullied by notorious Republican operative Roger Stone has repeatedly denied being a “back-channel” for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Mr Stone, a former aide to Donald Trump.Mr Stone lied to Congress about his role in WikiLeaks’ plans to release emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign and planned to obtain damaging information on Mr Trump’s political rivals in order to protect the president because “the truth looked bad” for Mr Trump’s campaign, according to federal prosecutors.



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Giuliani gives bizarre interview before posting angry 4:54 a.m. tweet

Giuliani gives bizarre interview before posting angry 4:54 a.m. tweetPresident Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said his mission was “to disrupt the world” as he attempted to defend his involvement in the Ukraine scandal.



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Rudy Giuliani melts down on live TV in bizarre Chris Cuomo interview

Rudy Giuliani melts down on live TV in bizarre Chris Cuomo interviewRudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and personal attorney to President Trump, got into a shouting match with CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday night.



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Trump shares bizarre cat meme about his altered hurricane map

Trump shares bizarre cat meme about his altered hurricane mapPresident Trump prolonged a weeklong controversy over Hurricane Dorian, sharing cat video late Saturday night that mocked coverage of his incorrect claims about the storm’s path.



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Donald Trump Tweets Bizarre Cat Meme About Doctored Hurricane Dorian Map

Donald Trump Tweets Bizarre Cat Meme About Doctored Hurricane Dorian MapDonald Trump Tweets Cat Video About Hurricane Dorian



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Families file suit in bizarre US mistaken identity case

Families file suit in bizarre US mistaken identity caseAlfonso Bennett’s sisters agreed to take him off life support after doctors at Mercy Hospital in Chicago told them there was no hope for recovery. Turns out it wasn’t their brother Alfonso Bennett who was dying in the hospital but an entirely different man, Elisha Brittman. The Bennett and Brittman families filed a lawsuit this week against the Chicago Police Department and Mercy Hospital in Illinois’ Cook County Circuit Court claiming negligence.



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Man wears blackface in court then launches bizarre rant about being ‘treated like a black man’

Man wears blackface in court then launches bizarre rant about being ‘treated like a black man’A man who was recently convicted in a violent road rage incident turned up to court with a blacked up face for his sentencing hearing before delivering a bizarre racially-charged rant.Mark Char, who is not black, claimed he was wearing blackface because he was being “treated like a black man” by the court in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was found guilty of attempted murder and assault in March over a triple stabbing in a road rage confrontation.One victim was knifed five times and taken to hospital in a critical condition after the attack, which Char claimed was in self-defence.At his sentencing hearing, Char hit out at his lawyer, who he said was “incompetent”. He said: “Now this kangaroo court is trying to give me a life sentence for me trying to protect and defend myself against the attack from three guys ― in essence, treating me like a black man.“And today, the reason why I’m like this is because I prepared myself to play my part in your kangaroo court, treating me like a black man, so today I’m going to be a black man.”Char is thought to have used a black-coloured permanent marker to darken his face, according to local media.Despite his unusual behaviour, state documents showed the court was satisfied that he had understood the proceedings of the trial and was fit to be sentenced.His appearance drew strong criticism from Judge Todd Eddins, who later sentenced him to life in prison with the possibility of parole.“This continues a pattern of disruptive behaviour designed to undermine the administration of justice,” he said.He added: “What you need to do is look in the mirror. And if you look in the mirror, Mr Char, you’re not going to see a black person, you’re going to see a menace to society.”



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