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Speakers Blast Sound Of Baby Crying As Part Of Protest In Philly
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Posted on 12/13/2012 11:51:13 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxphilly.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biglabor; electricians; ibew; unions; unionthugs

1 posted on 12/13/2012 11:51:21 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Last Wednesday, the union set up an iPod and loudspeakers that plays this recorded message


2 posted on 12/13/2012 11:58:52 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Red in Blue PA

How apropropos.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 11:59:43 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Red in Blue PA

You can bet your sweet ass that kid ain’t AFTRA.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 12:01:02 PM PST by golux
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To: Red in Blue PA
If someone were to take a baseball bat to these Union thugs (they're not electricians), and beat them to within an inch of their lives ...

If I were on the jury ...

I would vote to acquit.

5 posted on 12/13/2012 12:02:27 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’d like to see at least two more states push ahead on Right to Work. The unions are becoming increasingly aggressive and more fights will push them over the edge and cause even more people to turn against them.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 12:03:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Noise ordinances should be easy to enforce.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 12:06:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: a fool in paradise
whatever happened to the police enforcing "disturbing the peace"

oh I almost forgot , the police are the government, the government no longer protects the people, they just harrass and rob the people

8 posted on 12/13/2012 12:06:40 PM PST by KTM rider ( , you'd be lucky to get= $7....LOL !)
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To: a fool in paradise
whatever happened to the police enforcing "disturbing the peace"

oh I almost forgot , the police are the government, the government no longer protects the people, they just harrass and rob the people

9 posted on 12/13/2012 12:06:40 PM PST by KTM rider ( , you'd be lucky to get= $7....LOL !)
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To: a fool in paradise
whatever happened to the police enforcing "disturbing the peace"

oh I almost forgot , the police are the government, the government no longer protects the people, they just harrass and rob the people

10 posted on 12/13/2012 12:06:49 PM PST by KTM rider ( , you'd be lucky to get= $7....LOL !)
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To: Red in Blue PA
From the article:

By the way, the building owner says union electricians were offered the chance to bid on the work at Vista, but that a non-union contractor won the job.

So ... the union thugs cannot compete on merit with Liberty Labor ... so they resort to thuggery, extortion, and petty terrorism.

They are abusing 'free speech' to assault the civil society. It is for this reason that I would not hold members of the civil society criminally liable for forcibly silencing the union thugs.

11 posted on 12/13/2012 12:06:49 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I doubt this is a recording of a babay. More likely it is grown Union members crying because they see power leaking away from them.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 12:07:01 PM PST by Venturer
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To: BenLurkin
Noise ordinances should be easy to enforce.

By unionized cops?

13 posted on 12/13/2012 12:08:04 PM PST by 03A3
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To: Red in Blue PA
But don't we have rights too, that we have to hear this constantly- every day?"

Unions don't believe in "rights" unless it brings THEM personal power. For example - they want to deny people the right to decide whether they want to join a union or not. They want to force people to join them, and then they extort money out of them afterwords to support their own political causes. They use them as political slaves against their will.

14 posted on 12/13/2012 12:09:05 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Red in Blue PA

I am pretty sure most, if not all of the residents are elderly black folks.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 12:12:19 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Does anyone want to head down to City Ave with me this weekend and start a counter protest?

I’m really get tired of these union thugs, even if they are actually terrorizing Obama voters in this instance.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 12:15:23 PM PST by HawkHogan
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To: Kid Shelleen
I am pretty sure most, if not all of the residents are elderly black folks.

So the unions are just being racists. Isn't that how the democrats play the racists game?

17 posted on 12/13/2012 12:17:02 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Red in Blue PA

“”It’s well within the law,” says Dougherty. “It’s within the first amendment. I’m not apologizing.”


That’s fine. It’s also within the law for me to pass by your iPod and speakers everyday while I take my high-powered magnet for a walk.


18 posted on 12/13/2012 12:20:25 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Red in Blue PA

Perhaps a pro-life group ought to play the sounds of crying babies on loudspeakers outside abortion clinics...


19 posted on 12/13/2012 12:25:08 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ArrogantBustard
so they resort to thuggery, extortion, and petty terrorism.

Which according to the Supreme Court, is not illegal.

20 posted on 12/13/2012 12:25:25 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
And therein lies the problem ...

Many problems, all rolled up together and spelling the doom of civility.

21 posted on 12/13/2012 12:29:01 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: All

The building shown, is usually inhabited by a good amount of St Joseph and PCOM students as well. Must be nice studying for finals and listening to a crying union baby blasting over speakers.

I have no doubt the sounds of the crying and whining were recovered at the Michigan rally the other day.


22 posted on 12/13/2012 12:31:33 PM PST by HawkHogan
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To: Red in Blue PA

Seems like you should be able to counter that with your own loudspeakers and some of that noise-cancelling tech they put in earphones now.....


23 posted on 12/13/2012 12:32:43 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is where we need an EMP weapon. Ideally a point and shoot device that is very directional. Blow the circuits in the sound equipment. See how fast the union electricians can fix that!


24 posted on 12/13/2012 12:33:05 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Perhaps a pro-life group ought to play the sounds of crying babies on loudspeakers outside abortion clinics...

That might have the opposite of the desired effect.

Try playing the sounds of babies cooing and giggling instead.

25 posted on 12/13/2012 1:00:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Perhaps a pro-life group ought to play the sounds of crying babies on loudspeakers outside abortion clinics...

I would bet you $1000 the left would make the claim that was hate speech.
26 posted on 12/13/2012 1:04:46 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just think how fast the cops would be there if pro-lifers played the sound of a baby crying outside an abortion mill!


27 posted on 12/13/2012 1:12:06 PM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Red in Blue PA

The apartment dwellers should each invest in a wrist rocket and a sack of marbles.


28 posted on 12/13/2012 1:28:47 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: Red in Blue PA

I doubt this is a recording of a babay. More likely it is grown Union members crying because they see power leaking away from them.


29 posted on 12/13/2012 1:53:32 PM PST by Venturer
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To: BenLurkin
By the Philly Police, DA, mayor? maybe PA attorney general or governor, but i wouldn't hold my breath
30 posted on 12/13/2012 2:03:03 PM PST by kvanbrunt2
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To: Red in Blue PA
wonder how many of the tenants voted for the mutt in the white hut??? they are getting exactly what they voted for...
31 posted on 12/13/2012 3:39:11 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Leave it to the IBEW. This union in San Jose treated my brother like sh*t. I hope someone does a drive by on them.


32 posted on 12/13/2012 4:26:30 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: KTM rider

The police are in unions TOO.


33 posted on 12/13/2012 4:27:42 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: BenLurkin
Noise ordinances should be easy to enforce.

How hard would it be to find the residence address of the union boss and set up a similar recording outside his house and play it from morning to night.

34 posted on 12/13/2012 5:03:31 PM PST by dearolddad
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To: Red in Blue PA

Jean Smith, “and that’s fine. But don’t we have rights too,


This is the USA, buddy. No, you don’t have rights.


35 posted on 12/13/2012 7:45:40 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Red in Blue PA

If this was done to an al-Qaeda prisoner, it would IMMEDIATELY be labeled as torture.


36 posted on 12/13/2012 8:25:29 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: dearolddad

I found that loser on Twitter, in about 2 seconds. His last Tweet was about Rihanna a couple months ago. John Dougherty - IBEW scumbag.


37 posted on 12/13/2012 10:14:09 PM PST by HawkHogan
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To: Red in Blue PA

how do they know it wasn’t a union member instead of a baby, is there a difference?


38 posted on 12/13/2012 10:17:48 PM PST by dalereed
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To: BenLurkin

“Noise ordinances should be easy to enforce.”

That only works between 10:00PM and 8:00AM, durring the day noise is legal.


39 posted on 12/13/2012 10:20:19 PM PST by dalereed
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