What are some non-obvious double standards

Double standards are obvious

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A letter to the editor from Horst Arlt, Emmerthal, published on 07/07/2020 at 6:54 p.m.
updated on November 25th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

There will be more wind turbines

One could also quote the saying and say that the city of Hameln “hangs its shirt closer than its pants”. The saying means that one's own advantage (one's shirt) is more important (closer) than the interests of other people who are further away.

To: "Hope for the district", from June 10th


The view that the areas for the expansion of wind energy could be merged across the district would protect the citizens of the city of Hameln from further gigantic wind turbines with a total height of 250 meters. Not entirely altruistic. If only one would spare the city of Hameln further trouble, which such projects already caused in the past. The city of Hameln wants to stand out as the showcase city for green energy. "Wash my fur, but don't get me wet". The politicians' double standards couldn't be more obvious.

Dear rural population of the Hameln-Pyrmont district, with this move you are striving for, you can be sure that further wind power plant projects will overtake you. Environment Minister Olaf Lies has big plans, in the truest sense of the word. As we could read, he wants to release 120,000 hectares of forest in Lower Saxony for development with wind turbines and he does not want to adhere to the distance requirement of 1000 meters. Many thanks at this point to the politicians of the city of Hameln, and above all to Mr Lies for transferring responsibility for a questionable form of energy generation that is worth billions of euros and is paid for by electricity customers, with an uncertain outcome for the rural population.