Discussion in 'Congress' started by JBeukema, Nov 30, 2010.
yay or nay
Bill Text - 111th Congress (2009-2010) - THOMAS (Library of Congress)
A new bureaucracy to monitor television volume. Fuck.
Congress actually is voting on weather or not tv stations can turn up the volume for commercials.
oh yeah, lets stop that evil noise! Maybe they should mandate that all tv come with the ability to turn the sound off. We should give it a catchy name, like; The no sound button, or the mute.
loud commercials are irritating, but I don't see how this is congress's business or how we need anything like this. If people are really fed up, they'll but TVs with volume normalization or look to other media (eg: internet services) where providers listen to their customers in order to make a buck.
It's a baseless growth of federal authority for no good reason.
I vote nay.
A sounding NO!!
This is just government wanting to install some device to shut off the sound on your TV, at their will and control. They could then regulate which channels in the world you can watch or not hear what is going on.
Paranoid? NO. When I was in Vietnam government did their damnedest to control what we could listen to. It elicited an entire underground radio network run off of PRC radios, who could pump acid rock to the troops.
BESIDES, they already have a device for your TV if you want it installed.
Automatic TV Sound Regulator - Gadget specifications and review - Softpedia
I can think of a few more relevant things to spend money on. How about including everyone on Call Blocking, and the Do Not Call" List, for example. That is a bigger nuisance than commercial volume. Cutting Commercials to 2.5 minutes 4 X per hour on TV and Radio would be nice.
I am on the Do Not Call List, and that worked fine for years. Recently I changed my phone number, applied to the No Call List, and I get advertising these calls now. Quite irritating.
Phones should be set up to only receive the phone numbers you put on your receiving list, and you know who they would be, because you give them your number. The same principle for email.
I also have my phone blocked so the number doesn't show, and lot of businesses won't accept those calls. Then I get on my cell phone & they accept it.
Many Government Related entities and, Corporate numbers even get through Anonymous Call Blocking, they have special exemption. Allot of schemes related to privacy abuse. Even personal information available on the Internet. There is definitely too much intrusion into our lives. We get desensitized by it too.
Couldn't you find a better icon than an ant??
A sexy girl icon? Sponge Bob? I really hate ants, bugs in general, and rightwinged parasites.
1) Its a bullet ant. Draw your own conclusions.
2) I don't give half a fuck what you think
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