• http://photoncourier.blogspot.com David Foster

    Re the OSHA/noise level thing—the cockpits of helicopters and light aircraft used for traffic reporting, police work, etc tend to be pretty noisy places; however, pilots usually wear headphones which also serve as noise suppressors. Does this ruling mean all such aircraft must be redesigned such that the pilot can take off the headset and just use the speaker and microphone?
    In this case, probably not, because the FAA tends to guard its turf against other agencies and state/local government pretty adamantly…but there are probably dozens of other cases in which ridiculously expensive redesigns *will* be forced if this ruling holds.

  • suek

    I keep thinking about that ad – for what, I can’t remember – with the little girl who is asked if she wants a bicycle.  “Oh yes!” she answers.  She is given the bicycle, and then told that she can ride it – but only as long as she stays inside the lines – which have been drawn in a rectangle about 2 ft longer/wider than the bicycle itself.  Of course, the result is that she has a bicycle, but she can’t ride it because of the limitation to stay inside the box.
     
    Dumb. Stupid.  Idiotic.  Pointless.
     
    I’ve run out of adjectives.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Suek, it’s like bread and circuses. The poor people think they are getting a good deal. In reality, they are just getting toys to play with so they don’t upset and disrupt the status quo world of the adults.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Also, I bet OHSA got a sweetheart deal with companies that make the equipment that will be installed in offices to ‘reduce noise” levels.
     
    How much do you think that deal was worth, eh.
     
    Of course, those making personal earring protections was probably some kind of competitor that didn’t have the right “Democrat” connections.
     
    What the Left touches, turns to poison and dust. It has always been so. Regardless of what people opened their mouth to say.