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Posted: 1/25/2014 1:22:25 AM EDT
Free speech applies only under a certain dB level?








If a Massachusetts town board passes a proposed noise ordinance, those opposed better voice their concerns quietly.


The Hingham Board of Selectmen is considering a noise ordinance that would fine residents who are caught having loud conversations, or 55 decibels

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 1:26:34 AM EDT
Damn hearing aid lobby strikes again
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 1:27:22 AM EDT
That weather dude from Canada that screams the weather report would be toast in that town.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 1:27:47 AM EDT
What about lawn mowers they are louder than 55db. You can't mow your lawn now?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 1:52:55 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By RogueSpear2023:


What about lawn mowers they are louder than 55db. You can't mow your lawn now?
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Loud annoying noises are fine, it just talking that is banned
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:06:30 AM EDT
MA would do better if they just had a book stating what is legal.

It wouldn't go past page one.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:19:42 AM EDT
What they are saying is that NYers are not allowed to visit.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:21:03 AM EDT
They'll have to arrest the whole state.  Ever hear someone from Baaahstaan use their inside voice?  I haven't.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:46:06 AM EDT
sounds more like an anti organized protesting ordinance in disguise.....
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:59:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:00:53 AM EDT
America dies one right lost at a time
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:12:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:18:37 AM EDT
normal conversation is 60 decibels.  i guess they want people to whisper?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:19:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By LaRue_Tactical:
You mean loud like the kind of ruckus Paul Revere was raising that night long ago ?
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Probably a Class A felony there nowadays.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:28:24 AM EDT
I had a small town police chief write a $300 noise ticket on my fraternity house for hearing "loud talking" from inside. He left the citation taped to our front door ( no-knock raid?) at 2 AM.
the JoP laughed her ass off when I showed it to her and threw it out.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:36:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:37:34 AM EDT
Soon to add another ban because people are whispering and telling secrets
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:39:11 AM EDT
Cheerleaders at HS games will have to sign their cheers.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:39:40 AM EDT
Combine mics with all the security cameras and you have a way better money maker than red light cameras.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:40:25 AM EDT
That's racist
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:45:54 AM EDT
Effective immediately, any gathering of 2 or more people under the large oak tree on the town common for
the purposes of discussing social and political issues, shall be found guilty of a Class A Felony and pay a fine of
$10,000 or 10 years in prison or both. If the discussion involves words such as "liberty" or "rights", the penalty shall be death.

Signed,
You dear benevolent and merciful Selectman.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:53:57 AM EDT
Government is out of control at all level..................Select Boards, Planning Boards, Zoning Boards and School Boards are no better the any ABC agency you can name!!!
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:55:24 AM EDT
Mass. The defenders of Freedom.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:05:14 AM EDT
I wish some of these hotels I stay in for work would adopt this policy. I don't know why people want to loud mouth in the wee hours of the morning.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:10:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By katrina24:
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Ironically this is coming from the birthplace of The American Revolution. These fuckwads are the descendants of other men who took on a 18th century superpower for their freedom.

It's really fucking pathetic these modern day New Englanders.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:10:49 AM EDT
They get what they deserve.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:51:40 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Silverbulletz06:
What they are saying is that NYers are not allowed to visit.
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  LOL!  Winner!
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:54:36 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Sharpshooter:
Mass. The defenders of Freedom.
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Originally Posted By Sharpshooter:
Mass. The defenders of Freedom.


"By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty"

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:58:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 9:39:20 AM EDT by BillofRights]
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Originally Posted By ToledoXJ:
That's racist
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It kinda is.  Especially, if it applies to movie theaters and restaurants.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:02:57 AM EDT


My sister and her family live in that town. I'm going to give her endless shit about this, and add it to the running list of "reasons I will never move back to MA" the next time my elderly parents ask me when I'm moving back.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:09:47 AM EDT
"Proponents of the measure say the citation saves some legal wrangling and court appearances."

So, in other words, your cops and prosecutors are some combination of too stupid/lazy to actually articulate why someone is causing a true disturbance, so you're just going to give anyone talking louder than "dribbling fart" level a no-appearance ticket. Or maybe just some people, depending on whether they respect your authoritah.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:11:08 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By Lumpy196:


They get what they deserve.
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Unfortunately they take a lot of us that don't "deserve it" with them!!



 
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Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:15:55 AM EDT
Don't worry. In another generation, this will be easily enforced via the vast network of cameras and microphones throughout the country that will measure your voice level and match it to your government-archived voiceprint. Your ticket will be automatically debited from your account.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:24:23 AM EDT
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Ban all conversations that don't have "R's" in them. Cah, lobstah, Havid Yahd, etc.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:26:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ToledoXJ:
That's racist
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LOL. I was going to say this.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:32:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 7:33:09 AM EDT by JA_Magnum]
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Originally Posted By azjeeper:
Ban all conversations that don't have "R's" in them. Cah, lobstah, Havid Yahd, etc.
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Pahkin your cah is wicked hahd.

And that law is wicked retahded.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:34:03 AM EDT
That towns leadership is racist!!!!  
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:34:06 AM EDT
I think we should just ban people.
That would settle all of this once and for all.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:35:17 AM EDT
Land of the free and home of the brave….

Used to be.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:35:56 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By LaRue_Tactical:
You mean loud like the kind of ruckus Paul Revere was raising that night long ago ?
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probably taught as fiction up there
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:39:11 AM EDT
Let's just suppose they pass this bit of lunacy.

The local cop will have to take a reading within so many feet in order to verify that "Loud" was loud enough, or it's subjective and Violates the 1st.

There are like 23 reptilian lawyers for every 3 human biengs in Mass.
How long do those tards think the citys underwriters will carry them after the first dozen lawsuits?

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:57:28 AM EDT
Move to a free state and let the libitards have their crap holes to wallow in.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:23:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By S-28:
Let's just suppose they pass this bit of lunacy.

The local cop will have to take a reading within so many feet in order to verify that "Loud" was loud enough, or it's subjective and Violates the 1st.

There are like 23 reptilian lawyers for every 3 human biengs in Mass.
How long do those tards think the citys underwriters will carry them after the first dozen lawsuits?

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Cop: "Let me check my duty belt….  Pistol, check.  Spare mags, check.  Taser, check.  Sound meter, check ….."
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:26:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By S-28:
Let's just suppose they pass this bit of lunacy.

The local cop will have to take a reading within so many feet in order to verify that "Loud" was loud enough, or it's subjective and Violates the 1st.

There are like 23 reptilian lawyers for every 3 human biengs in Mass.
How long do those tards think the citys underwriters will carry them after the first dozen lawsuits?

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They don't care about that. It was written by a bunch of old, white men.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:31:53 AM EDT
Hingham is a town full of old rich white people, I bet anything this is in reference to:

A)- Some loud talker that the town council has in in for specifically

B)- Some bar or seaside restaurant that is near some old fart's house that keeps him up when he gets in bed at 8 pm.

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:36:04 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:

Unfortunately they take a lot of us that don't "deserve it" with them!!
 
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Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
They get what they deserve.

Unfortunately they take a lot of us that don't "deserve it" with them!!
 


Folks that refuse to do anything other than thinking they can elect someone from a "different party' to fix things, or sit in their cozy houses, sure do deserve any tyranny they get.

Folks need to read up how people in the 13 colonies dealt with bullshit laws like this.  (Hint:  They'd protest at the offending politician's house)
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:49:46 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
That weather dude from Canada that screams the weather report would be toast in that town.
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Hell, I would be vanquished from that town in mere minutes.....
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:57:29 AM EDT
AM I BEING DETAINED?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 9:02:41 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
They get what they deserve.
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Exactly.  Their city their rules.  It isn't like I have to live there.

And, as already stated, considering that hideous Boston accent, I can see why someone would want to keep their conversation as quiet as possible.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 9:03:21 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By Blaculo:


They'll have to arrest the whole state.  Ever hear someone from Baaahstaan use their inside voice?  I haven't.
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This was my thought.



 
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