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Connecticut could be 1st state to curb loud movies
Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2014 9:35 AM EST | John Christoffersen

Posted on 03/08/2014 5:56:54 PM PST by Olog-hai

Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies under proposed legislation that’s drawing opposition from the Motion Picture Association of America.

The legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee is considering the bill, which would prevent theaters from showing a film or preview that exceeded 85 decibels. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends noise should be kept below 85 decibels for workers for eight hours to minimize hearing loss. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 85decibels; diaperawarenessmonth; movies; mpaa; niosh

1 posted on 03/08/2014 5:56:55 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

About time they started tackling serious issues!


2 posted on 03/08/2014 5:57:44 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Olog-hai

The gun confiscation thing didn’t seem to work out. Maybe the loud movie thing will help them get their groove back.


3 posted on 03/08/2014 5:59:04 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t know of any theatre that has employees where the movie plays for 8 hours a day.


4 posted on 03/08/2014 5:59:28 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Olog-hai

Will they also ban these a-holes who turn up their music in their cars at traffic lights?


5 posted on 03/08/2014 6:02:31 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: ClearCase_guy

Don’t kid yourself, that gun confiscation thing is still alive. It will continue to be there until the law is repealed.


6 posted on 03/08/2014 6:06:26 PM PST by sport
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Whisper Quiet Library at 6’ 30dB
Normal conversation at 3’ 65dB
Telephone dial tone 80dB
City Traffic (inside car) 85dB
Train whistle at 500’ 90dB
Truck Traffic 90dB
Jackhammer at 50’ 95dB
Subway train at 200’ 95dB
Hand Drill 98dB
Power mower at 3’ 107dB
Snowmobile, Motorcycle 100dB
Power saw at 3’ 110dB
Rock Concert 115dB
Jet engine at 100’ 140dB
12 Gauge Shotgun Blast 165dB


7 posted on 03/08/2014 6:07:28 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

CCCP?

I always wondered what that third ‘C’ stood for...


8 posted on 03/08/2014 6:07:43 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: 353FMG

Well, depends who has the loud music on.

If the car has black occupants listening to loud rap, then it would be racist to prohibit that noise.


9 posted on 03/08/2014 6:07:49 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (t)
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To: Jonty30
I'm sure that when popular sequels/prequels (aka "Star Wars") come out, they'll go some days x 24 hours.

Although, I can remember going to marathons of James Bond and others.

10 posted on 03/08/2014 6:10:08 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Olog-hai
This POS state doesn't deserve to be a county, much less a friggin' state.

Did Adams lose a bet?

11 posted on 03/08/2014 6:10:23 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

What’s the deal, is Connecticut in some sort of race to see which NE state is the most nanny-fied?


12 posted on 03/08/2014 6:13:47 PM PST by FAA
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To: Olog-hai

And liberals accuse conservatives of trying to tell everyone how to live.


13 posted on 03/08/2014 6:15:34 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Olog-hai

Been wearing ear plugs to the movies for years.

Always figured the volume was necessary to drown out the morons who talk during the show.


14 posted on 03/08/2014 6:24:54 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai

Shouldn’t Conn. be banning all movies and TV Shows that depict firearms or pyrotechnics?


15 posted on 03/08/2014 6:26:22 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

What about the ghetto trash that makes you listen to their trash “music” at stop lights, grocery store parking lots, while pumping gas (their favorite)?


16 posted on 03/08/2014 6:26:25 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: PistolPaknMama

Not important enough for CT’s “Public Safety and Security Committee”, evidently.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 6:27:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Commercials have gone back to extra loud... Methinks we shouldn’t make laws we can’t (or shouldn’t) enforce.


18 posted on 03/08/2014 6:31:42 PM PST by greatvikingone
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To: Olog-hai

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo glad I got the hell out of ConKOOKacut in 1971 @ age 19 ...Used to be a great state , believe it or not , but that was many moons ago .


19 posted on 03/08/2014 6:40:23 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Repeal The 17th

Barack 0bama delivering a speech about income equality - unbearably loud, no matter the decibles.


20 posted on 03/08/2014 6:41:36 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Olog-hai

right now the least of their problems i’d say....


21 posted on 03/08/2014 6:43:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Olog-hai

Workers? What workers are there for eight hours?

I buy a ticket,someone takes it,we go to the proper screening room and never see an employee again.

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22 posted on 03/08/2014 6:48:25 PM PST by Mears
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To: Olog-hai

Is that really their biggest fish to fry? I should be so ‘troubled’.


23 posted on 03/08/2014 7:01:15 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lee martell

I guess this is what all the “please silence your cell phones” nonsense during the previews is a set up for.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 7:02:37 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“And kids walking on my lawn! Let’s ban them, too! And those sneakers with lights in them! They bother me!”


25 posted on 03/08/2014 7:03:22 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Olog-hai

i quit seeing movies in the theater after Harry Potter was so dang loud


26 posted on 03/08/2014 7:05:26 PM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Hardastarboard

plus he hisses like a snake


27 posted on 03/08/2014 7:06:28 PM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Olog-hai

Those who chose NOT to silence their phones may be subjected to involuntary castration and/or disembowelment. Enjoy your movie going experience, popcorn, milk-duds and Coke are now available in our newly carpeted lobby for your snacking pleasure!


28 posted on 03/08/2014 7:45:23 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Repeal The 17th

Thanks for the interesting list.

I admit, as I get older I seem to have less tolerance for loud noise. Not fun!


29 posted on 03/08/2014 7:49:40 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: ilovesarah2012

How about making the dialogue audible?


30 posted on 03/08/2014 7:57:53 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Hardastarboard

If Patrick Kennedy was still in congress they’d have to make a law to make him quiet down.


31 posted on 03/08/2014 8:52:33 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Olog-hai

Wild Bill died shot in the back
with his S&W Model 2 32rf
still in a holster


Put your back to the wall and carry your Colt Navy .36
Sarah Brady is sneaking up behind you right now


32 posted on 03/09/2014 12:28:52 AM PST by devolve (- Tell Vladimir after my erection I have more FLEXIBILITY -- I need more SPACE - BHO Jr -)
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To: Olog-hai

Our Governor is an idiot Bloomberg wannabe


33 posted on 03/09/2014 7:03:20 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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