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  • I-75 construction has Hernando neighbors losing sleep

    03/06/2017 3:53:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    FOX 13 News ^ | March 2, 2017 | Haley Hinds
    BROOKSVILLE (FOX 13) - Some neighbors in Hernando County have had it with the noise. They say all-night construction on I-75 is keeping them awake, even shaking their homes. It's all related to a 6.5-mile, $95 million FDOT project that started last summer. Crews are currently widening Interstate 75 from four to six lanes, starting south of State Road 50 and finishing at the Hernando/Sumter County line. Lauretta Clemons, who lives on Shadywood Lane in Brooksville, remembers her backyard 30 years ago. "Beautiful," Clemons said. "Trees, ferns, flowers, birds and wild animals." Now, the trees are gone and she and...
  • Holiday Display Has Waconia Neighbors At Odds (Christmas hate)

    11/30/2016 9:13:09 AM PST · by Paleo Pete · 18 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jeff Wagner
    WACONIA, Minn. (WCCO) — What some might consider a home covered in an extreme amount of Christmas decorations is more like a lit-up landmark for neighbor Kari Cedersund. “Every time I try and describe to someone where I live, they would go, ‘Oh, you live across from the Christmas House,'” Kari said. It is a name that has lost its luster this season. “Seeing these lights dark for the first time since we’ve moved here is really hard,” said Bob Zajac, owner of the now dim Christmas House. “My kids are disappointed and our community is disappointed and I struggle...
  • Noisy neighbor - gas station TV and music

    10/25/2016 11:39:45 AM PDT · by heartwood · 96 replies
    10/25/16 | Self
    My brother lives on a residential block zoned commercial. On the next block is a gas station that has just installed tvs next to the pumps and started playing music 6 am to 10 pm "to attract customers." It's cranked up LOUD about 150 ft from his house. He works at home and spends a lot of time working on his house and yard and the noise is making him miserable. He's spoken to the gas station owners, no luck, and to the town - no noise ordinances in commercial zones. Any suggestions? I've never seen gas pump TVs. Is...
  • NOAA Announces Plan To Silence US Oil Rigs, Dredges and Ships

    07/30/2016 9:26:55 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 40 replies
    gcaptain/reuters ^ | July 30 2014 | Ian Simpson, Scott Malone and Dan Grebler
    The ocean has gotten noisier for decades, with man-made racket from oil drilling, shipping and construction linked to signs of stress in marine life that include beached whales and baby crabs with scrambled navigational signals. The United States aims to change that as a federal agency prepares a plan that could force reductions in noise-making activities, including oil exploration, dredging and shipping off the nation’s coast.
  • Clinton Campaign uses White Noise to Cover Up Her Speech to Denver Mega Donors

    04/08/2016 5:45:29 AM PDT · by michelala · 22 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 4/8/2016 | Ayush Adhikari
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is reported to have used a static noise machine on Thursday to block reporters outside of a fundraiser in Denver from hearing her remarks. Stan Bush, a reporter for Denver’s CBS-4, who was stationed outside of the event, reported that the machine was held outdoors at the home of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a superdelegate who has endorsed Clinton. Clinton, who was holding a fundraiser Thursday evening in Colorado, was speaking outside at a private residence. Just when she started to speak, campaign staffers directed a speaker spewing out static noise at reporters hanging out across the...
  • Clinton Campaign Uses Noise Machine To Block Reporters From Hearing Fundraiser Speech

    04/07/2016 9:57:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign team reportedly used a static noise machine on Thursday to block reporters outside of a fundraiser in Denver from hearing her remarks. That’s according to Stan Bush, a reporter for Denver’s CBS-4, who was stationed outside of the event, which was held outdoors at the home of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a superdelegate who has endorsed Clinton. Stan Bush ✔ ‎@StanBushTV Guess @HillaryClinton campaign dsn't want reporters to hear fundraiser speech. Turned on a static noise machine pointed at us when she spoke 5:08 PM - 7 Apr 2016 1,235 1,235 Retweets 1,136
  • Feds initiate aircraft noise studies (FAA Next Gen)

    11/26/2015 11:14:33 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 25 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 11/25/2015 | Alicia Castro
    In response to public outcry over aircraft noise above Los Altos and other Bay Area cities, the Federal Aviation Administration last week issued a plan to consider changes to flight traffic. The FAA in October began analyzing potential modifications to its aircraft paths, including offshore routes, higher-altitude travel and reduced nighttime operations. "I welcome this important first step the FAA has developed," said U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, who worked alongside Reps. Sam Farr and Jackie Speier to engage the FAA. Eshoo said FAA leadership would follow up with community meetings through the representatives' offices to explain the plan to...
  • Super Dave grounded due to noise complaints

    04/22/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Chilliwack Progress ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jennifer Feinberg
    The roar of Super Dave Mathieson's aerobatic aircraft has been grounded over noise complaints. The full-time air show pilot, who made Chilliwack his home base a few years ago, received notification from Transport Canada earlier this month that he could no longer perform the aerobatics under 2000 feet at Chilliwack Airport, citing proximity to "noise sensitive or livestock" areas.
  • Everyone's Upstairs Neighbors (vanity)

    04/09/2015 6:39:59 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 8, 2015 | Above Average Network
    Ever have an upstairs neighbor that you could NOT figure out what they were doing up there? It's bloody worse than you imagined. :)
  • Connecticut May Be First to Lower Movie Volumes

    03/10/2014 8:40:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Newser.com ^ | March 8, 2014 | Newser Editors and Wire Services
    (Newser) – Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies. 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. For comparison, the American Tinnitus Association says 85 decibels is the sound of average traffic, 80 decibels is the sound of an alarm clock 2 feet away, and 100 decibels is the sound of a blow dryer. "Hopefully...
  • JET NOISE OVER WASHINGTON, DC

    01/29/2014 5:50:59 AM PST · by 7thson · 21 replies
    Got a question for Washington, DC-Maryland Freepers who live in the PG and Calvert Counties. I woke up last night at around 2330 to the sound of loud jet engines. At first I thought it was a tornado, it was so loud. It sound like it was right over the house. It was jet engines, that seemed to go up from Calvert County to PG and then back down. This lasted for about 15-29 minutes. Where I live, PAX River NAS is to the south and Andrews AFB is to the norh. Anyone hear this and/or know what was going...
  • What Contemporary Music Do You Recommend?? Break Out Of The Classic Rock Rut!!

    01/07/2014 7:02:12 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 239 replies
    vanity | 7 Feb 2013 | Notary Sojac
    This thread had its genesis in this one - Millenial's Music Taste (vanity). Whats wrong with your generation? - where a few of us made the case for really good music being made in the 21st century by artists who aren't retreads from the boomer era or earlier. It's a mission of mine to try to get my fellow boomers to break that fixation with the "oldies station" and listen to some new stuff.I plan to make the case for a few artists here, and hope that more Freepers will chime in.Please do so!! Give us a little info about...
  • Pastoral Perspectives on Silence in Church

    09/23/2013 3:30:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 22, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the more frequent concerns expressed by many Catholics is level of talking and other noise in churches in recent decades. Many of us who are a bit older remember a time when to walk even into a rather full Church was to walk into a realm of great silence. People just didn’t talk in church. One would enter, find their pew, genuflect, and then kneel for private prayer before Mass began. When Mass concluded, one might kneel for a brief while for prayer, but then leave quietly, not talking until in the vestibule or outside the church. Even...
  • Church Fathers and Church Music

    09/22/2013 6:09:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/12/13 | Christopher B. Warner
    The Fathers of the Church can help us refine our liturgical worship after 50 years of subjection to sentimental pop music.At the beginning of this 50th anniversary year of Vatican II, Benedict XVI called for a renewed, authentic reading and implementation of the council documents. After suffering through many decades of vulgar, saccharine Church music, it is encouraging to note a rise of musicians who are serious about authentic reform of sacred worship. The recent Sacred Liturgy Conference in Rome was a great success, and there is a spirit of joyful, liturgical rejuvenation among the youth. Today’s composers are considering...
  • Miami Beach Officials Prepare for Memorial Day Weekend [Urban THUG Weekend]

    05/15/2013 3:50:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/14/13 | Justin Finch
    South Beach is synonymous with fun, and that experience has drawn tens of thousands to Miami Beach every Memorial Day holiday for Urban Beach Weekend. At a planning meeting Monday, officials said police will be right alongside beachgoers to ensure a safe celebration this year. "We do want everyone to come and have a good time," said Max Sklar, director of Miami Beach's Tourism, Culture & Economic Development office. "Follow the laws and have a good time, and we would say that on any other weekend." Miami Beach Police plan to close Ocean Drive all holiday weekend, and revive a...
  • Hey, NYC! The mayor has his fingers on your volume control

    03/07/2013 9:10:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | March 7, 2013 | The New York Post
    <p>Mayor Bloomberg - who has already cracked down on smoking, trans fats, salt and super-sized drinks - is embarking on a new crusade: preventing New Yorkers from going deaf.</p> <p>Hizzoner's health officials are planning a social-media campaign to warn young people about the risk of losing their hearing from listening to music at high volume on personal MP3 players, The Post has learned.</p>
  • Johnston County OKs new noise ordinance, nixes gunshot ban(NC)

    09/11/2012 7:18:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Smithfield, N.C. — The Johnston County Board of Commissioners approved a new noise ordinance Tuesday, but left out a provision that would ban loud gun discharges. An ordinance banning loud gunshots, music, cars and ATVs in residential areas was proposed after neighbors voiced a number of complaints about a gun owner in the Oak Ridge subdivision near Willow Springs who uses his backyard as a shooting range. "I've never shot in a way that was intentionally designed to inconvenience people," he said. "It's been occasional." The newly adopted ordinance better defines violations, said county attorney David Mills. "Time of day,...
  • Peterborough gun club stands firm(NH)

    07/28/2012 4:02:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    sentinelsource.com ^ | 27 July, 2012 | Jacqueline Palochko
    PETERBOROUGH — A gun club official says members are doing all they can to be considerate of their neighbors. The Monadnock Rod and Gun Club will most likely not make any changes after receiving a letter from selectmen asking it to be quieter, said Mark Carbone, chairman of the board of directors. Neighbors recently brought their concerns to town officials about noise levels at the shooting range increasing in recent years. Town officials said they could not make the gun club change its activities because it has not done anything illegal. But selectmen sent a letter last week requesting the...
  • All eyes on Miami Beach this Memorial Day weekend [Urban Thug "Music" Festival]

    05/03/2012 2:27:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5/3/12 | David Smiley
    ...when the expected crowds return to South Beach this month — Memorial Day will be observed Monday, May 28 — they will find that wounds inflicted by years of raucous, days-long street bacchanals were ripped open last year when 11 officers unleashed a barrage of bullets on Collins Avenue during their chase of a driver they said was armed. The driver died. Four bystanders were hit by bullets. This year, the heavy police presence, which some argue contributed to the tension, will intensify significantly. A checkpoint. Watch towers. Police in pairs on every corner. Drivers on all three causeways leading...
  • Man fatally shot after argument over noise at Southeast Portland four-plex(OR)

    04/03/2011 6:36:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 31 March, 2011 | Maxine Bernstein
    The last that Karla Martin knew Thursday morning, her boyfriend Vincent L. Wyatt had gone to visit a couple who lived in a unit of a Southeast Portland four-plex. Martin headed there later in the morning to join him. But by then, Portland officers had the four-plex cordoned off with yellow tape, and Martin's boyfriend, Wyatt, lay dead in a stranger's adjacent unit from gunshot wounds. The morning shooting -- which prompted nearby Marshall High School to lock down its doors -- stemmed from an apparent dispute over noise. Dale Duncan, 69, had complained about noise coming from the adjacent...