Turning down the volume on TV commercials

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    Care I don't know what channels you're watching, but on my TV it's not every single commercial that does this.

    Every once in a while there's a commercial that gets REALLY loud, but the vast majority of them are not guilty of this.

    So yes, it's a random occasional 60 seconds that you have to put up with.
     
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    Sure Ang, I believe you. :rolleyes:
     
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    Actually, until Sept, when Anguille finally got around to installing the converter box for the new broadcasting system so her guests could watch TV, Angi found she had to buy a new (second hand) TV because hers was so old it did did not even have the right kind of connectors. Until Sept Angi had never owned a remote. Paulie says he has been in many homes and he has never seen one where the TV did not have a remote. Perhaps because Paulie has been in many homes where the inhabitants can afford to pay other people to paint them, Paulie has not experienced being in homes where people cannot even afford paint, much less newer TVs which have remotes.

    Anguille, in the course of volunteer work, political canvassing and voter registration drives has been in many such homes.

    Paulie and many anti government regulation people here poo-poo the complaints of people with the luxury of a mute button on a remote, some even claim the loud ads are not an annoyance. But these people don't even want to consider that it's an even worse annoyance for some of the poorest in our nation. The elderly,the disabled, the poor or anyone without a remote all must jump out of their seats to turn down the volume when these ads come on.

    Care is correct when she says government's powers are not being extended when the current laws are amended. And in this case, the amended legislation will be of the most benefit to the most disadvantaged and beneficial to all who watch TV which is almost all Americans,
    I'm all for it!!
     
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    The FCC already regulates television, including commercial volume levels.

    Arguing against this bill on the basis that "Government shouldn't be wasting it's time like this" is akin to arguing that the FCC (a government agency) should not be subject to congressional oversight.

    And that's just ridiculous.
     
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    That analogy doesn't make any sense. It's more like arguing that the FCC shouldn't exist at all.
     
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    All that when you could have just said "I think that people who pay to have their houses painted can afford a TV remote"? :lol:

    That probably makes sense to you on the surface Ang, but I've painted many-a-place that in no way revolved around the inhabitants of the units having some kind of significant amount of disposable income.

    I've painted some pretty poor ass places, Ang. One, for instance, was an apartment complex that was riddled with cock roaches. I can't even begin to describ the filth. We were simply there to clean the place up for other subsequent renovations.

    TV's still had remotes though. :eusa_think:
     
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    Tell em to fire all the people in charge of that department and get their hands out of it then.

    Probably save us millions every year if they did....and those millions could go toward providing health care to all americans while not raising taxes on union health care plans and workers like me who make 5-figure salaries. :)
     
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    You're still an elitist, Paulie, on the question of denying government protection of the eardrums of the least fortunate.
     
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    You're REALLY going to play that card?

    Dude, how fucking loud do you have your TV turned up?? Protecting eardrums?? I'm not sure how else to respond to that other than to just laugh, because I've never once heard a commercial be so loud that it actually caused my eardrums pain.

    You're REALLLLLLY reaching, Ang. Like REAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY.
     
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    We're going from "inconvenience" because "we shouldn't have to listen to it" ... to "protecting eardrums".

    This gets better everyday :lol:
     

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