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Re: Spokesperson for Quiet
> In a message dated 97-11-18 02:45:31 EST, Nancy writes:
> << We're in the process of making our INAD '98 materials
> right now. Last year we made 5,000 magnets, 4,000 posters,
> distributed 100,000 pairs of ear plugs >>
> I am kind of ambivalent about earplugs, even though I have
> them myself. I feel indignant about having to use them,
> particularly in my own domicile. They are no solution, but
> only a strategy of temporary relief from the noise onslaught.
> People should not be encouraged to think that all they need
> to do is wear earplugs. Literature accompanying their
> distribution needs to emphasize that we shouldn't have to
> wear earplugs, while recognizing their regrettable necessity
> at the present time. The most important goal is to conduct
> and win a campaign against noise pollution.
About those earplugs. I abhor them but use them religiously.
Fascinating that the best (the larger soft plugs) are almost always sold
out or close to it when I arrive for my fix. Also, unless you install
them improperly (shoving those babies well into the ear canal), they
won't begin to filter out the noise caused by boom-car stereos. Even
then, plugs can't stop the vibration the sub-woofer bass produces.
Just wondering: if people injure themselves using plugs in a manner
inconsistent with the maunfacturers directions, for the sole reason of
tryin to eliminate boom-car noise, any chance for a lawsuit?
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