Old Ironsides newest enemy......yuppies

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    Old Ironsides’ upscale Charlestown neighbors are trying to pull off what British, French and Barbary pirate guns failed to accomplish in more than two centuries - silencing the cannons of the nation’s oldest commissioned naval vessel.

    Miffed residents of a posh condo complex have invited the commanding officer of the USS Constitution over for a glass of wine so he can hear for himself that the frigate’s twice-daily cannon blasts - a tradition dating to 1798 - are “more disruptive to the neighborhood than you might have imagined.”

    Neighbors aim to silence Old Ironsides’ cannons - BostonHerald.com

    fuck em.

    ‘More disruptive ... than you might have imagined’ - BostonHerald.com

    the constitution should start using live rounds, imo.
     
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    ahhh got to love the rich.....
     
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    Seeing as the ship has been doing it forever, this dumb asses can not claim they did not know before they moved in, now can they? But hey we all know how this works, the minority screams of a few always win in this country, how dare tradition or majority impose their ugly head on anyone.
     
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    Agreed. Screw them.

    This is the last line from the article and sums it up nicely: '“This is the heart of the city’s history,” Ames said. “If you don’t like it, don’t live here.”'
     
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    it's like moving next to a golf course and being surprised when your house gets hit by a ball. unbelievable.
     
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    I bet they're all democrats.
     
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    well, it IS boston.

    :lol:
     
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    I've only been to Boston once but I must say I was very taken with the city. I visited the USS Constitution (this was on my first visit to the US in 1984) and I was fascinated by the visit. When I found out that she was still commissioned and the personnel aboard were serving personnel in the United States Navy but wearing the uniform of the period I was stunned and delighted. The USS Constitution is a a treasure, a historical treasure of international significance. She must not be limited in her expression of her voice. Anyone privileged to live hear her location should count themselves damn lucky to be there.
     
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    lousy weather, rude people, terrible traffic.

    i wouldn't trade it for anything. :tongue:

    c'mon back!
     
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    The mayor in my hometown, this is only loosley related to the topic but people were complaining noise from the airport. His solution? Move deaf people out there. :lol:

    Carty Finkbeiner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Look under the heading controversy.
     
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