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    Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly

    If it wasn't for breaking news rules the thread title would be "union thugs annoy residents of apartment building because they didn't hire a union electrician".



    Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29
    PHILADELPHIA - It's a union protest designed to bring you to tears.
    Residents at the Vista apartment building on the 2800 block. of N. 47th St. in Philadelphia's Wynnefield section are losing their minds over a recording played by protesters from IBEW local 98.
    Last Wednesday, the union set up an iPod and loudspeakers that plays this recorded message: "Your community is crying for jobs, participation and fair wages." It's what comes next that brings a tear to the eye: an extended crying jag by a seemingly fussy infant.
    The recording- which began last Wednesday- runs each weekday from around 8 a.m. to mid-afternoon.
    "I know everybody says they've got their rights," says longtime apartment resident Jean Smith, "and that's fine. But don't we have rights too, that we have to hear this constantly- every day?"
    The electricians are protesting the use of a non-union contractor to do electrical work on renovations at the apartment building.
    Residents say they have nothing against organized labor making a point, but this?
    "The crying of the baby- it doesn't give them no sympathy," says apartment dweller David Dickson. "It's not helping them."
    Saundra Terrell agrees. "They don't seem to care! Even when we approached them nicely on the first day, they seemed to ignore us."
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    Re: Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly

    Oh for God's sake. It's the union members who are acting like crybabies.
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    Re: Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If it wasn't for breaking news rules the thread title would be "union thugs annoy residents of apartment building because they didn't hire a union electrician".



    Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29
    PHILADELPHIA - It's a union protest designed to bring you to tears.
    Residents at the Vista apartment building on the 2800 block. of N. 47th St. in Philadelphia's Wynnefield section are losing their minds over a recording played by protesters from IBEW local 98.
    Last Wednesday, the union set up an iPod and loudspeakers that plays this recorded message: "Your community is crying for jobs, participation and fair wages." It's what comes next that brings a tear to the eye: an extended crying jag by a seemingly fussy infant.
    The recording- which began last Wednesday- runs each weekday from around 8 a.m. to mid-afternoon.
    "I know everybody says they've got their rights," says longtime apartment resident Jean Smith, "and that's fine. But don't we have rights too, that we have to hear this constantly- every day?"
    The electricians are protesting the use of a non-union contractor to do electrical work on renovations at the apartment building.
    Residents say they have nothing against organized labor making a point, but this?
    "The crying of the baby- it doesn't give them no sympathy," says apartment dweller David Dickson. "It's not helping them."
    Saundra Terrell agrees. "They don't seem to care! Even when we approached them nicely on the first day, they seemed to ignore us."
    A shame they don't have the right kind of noise laws in that city. In our town? Any noise/music/machinery that gets called in to the police department gets stopped. I've seen them stop garage bands (I felt bad about that...), some guy sandblasting his driveway (they allowed him to do it an hour a day), piped music. It's a good ordinance, in my opinion.
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    Re: Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    A shame they don't have the right kind of noise laws in that city. In our town? Any noise/music/machinery that gets called in to the police department gets stopped. I've seen them stop garage bands (I felt bad about that...), some guy sandblasting his driveway (they allowed him to do it an hour a day), piped music. It's a good ordinance, in my opinion.
    A little off-topic, but when I was youngish, and raising two small children, I lived across the street from a military guy who played his music so loud, that I could hear it inside my house, with the doors and windows shut. We had an ordinance against that, but calling the cops did essentially no good. I finally called around until I could find out who the guy's CO was at the military base, and I complained to him. I never heard the guy's stereo from inside my closed up house again.
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    Re: Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    A little off-topic, but when I was youngish, and raising two small children, I lived across the street from a military guy who played his music so loud, that I could hear it inside my house, with the doors and windows shut. We had an ordinance against that, but calling the cops did essentially no good. I finally called around until I could find out who the guy's CO was at the military base, and I complained to him. I never heard the guy's stereo from inside my closed up house again.
    What a great idea!!! (I knew you were a lil' Missy Smarty Pants. Ha!)
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    Re: Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    A shame they don't have the right kind of noise laws in that city. In our town? Any noise/music/machinery that gets called in to the police department gets stopped. I've seen them stop garage bands (I felt bad about that...), some guy sandblasting his driveway (they allowed him to do it an hour a day), piped music. It's a good ordinance, in my opinion.

    depends on what it stops, the sound blasting stoppage is complete garbage
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What a great idea!!! (I knew you were a lil' Missy Smarty Pants. Ha!)
    My attitude is *I won't make you listen to my classical, if you won't make me listen to your heavy metal*.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    depends on what it stops, the sound blasting stoppage is complete garbage
    I'm not really sure it was sandblasting...but whatever it was (three doors down), they were doing it on their driveway and it made one helluva racket.
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    Re: Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'm not really sure it was sandblasting...but whatever it was (three doors down), they were doing it on their driveway and it made one helluva racket.
    Ahhh- a good ole jackhammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'm not really sure it was sandblasting...but whatever it was (three doors down), they were doing it on their driveway and it made one helluva racket.
    usually construction does, its complete BS to limit a person to an hour a day to doing work on his own property and house. Not yelling at you im just venting about how unbelievable pissed id be if the cops showed up and told me i could only work on my driveway and hour a day.
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