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    Classical Music As Crowd Control

    Have they discovered a new use for Classical Music?

    Classical Music Seems To Cut Loitering At Convenience Store

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (Associated Press) -- Shoppers and employees say an Ohio convenience store has fewer people hanging around and hassling customers since the business started blaring classical music.
    Shopper Allie Beck says the classical music is loud - she can hear it all the way down the street. But she says it's an improvement over all the people who used to ask for change or bother passers-by outside the store
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    This has been used here to discourage youngsters from loitering. Seems to work

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    Its a wonderful weapon to use for to keep the rabble/hoipolloi at bay
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Hmmm, maybe something to try here at the thrift store when we are trying to get people out of the store at closing time ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Hmmm, maybe something to try here at the thrift store when we are trying to get people out of the store at closing time ...
    Suggest Gorecki, Einaudi, or Stockhausen would clear anywhere!
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Yes they have used it over here, if it keeps the undesirables at bay I am all for it. I would rather hear Classical music than loud, obnoxious rude people. Hopefully those with nothing better to do will be less likely to stand around and mug people. Mind you if they have nothing better to do, I could find jobs to occupy them.


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    "Ride of the Valkyries" quite often sends the miscreants, trailer park trash, and riff-raff packing........
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Apocalypse Right Now in effect.

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    Apropos Apocalypse Now, I love love listening to Anthony Newmans rendition of "The Ride" on the the organ of St. John the Divine when I begin the "Siege on the Dust Bunnies".
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Hey Corno - our state rail organisation (CityRail) sometimes uses classical music to keep the ferals/bogans/hordes of teens away ... and it works!
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    I think it's because they have to actually "think" about what is being played, and this is obviously too much for their pea-sized brains. {if brains they have at all}.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    Suggest Gorecki, Einaudi, or Stockhausen would clear anywhere!
    Absolutely spot on Mike

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    I think the music conflicts with their lifestyle and emotions, so they are unsure as to how to react

    teddy

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    Spot on Duckmeister, spot on.............
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I hear a place in Kent used Mahler in an underpass to stop muggers.
    Cheers MIKE.

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