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Old 03-06-2017, 09:54 AM   #1
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Default YMCA BANS Fox News, CNN and MSNBC from its television screeen because gymgoers are getting in too many fights over politics

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A YMCA branch in Scranton, Pennsylvania banned cable news from its TVs
Members of the branch have gotten on the verge of physical fights over politics
Pennsylvania was one of the most hotly-contested states in the 2016 election
Hillary Clinton won Scranton by a narrow margin over President Donald Trump
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...CNN-MSNBC.html


Members in the YMCA in Scranton, Pennsylvania (pictured), which
was one of the most hotly-contested spots in the 2016 election, were
on the verge of physically fighting one another
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:12 AM   #2
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Foolish to fight over that but I could imagine people fighting over which channel to have it on during the morning workout and the political barbs come from that. (Or having to listen to it.)

I know one which has Fox, CNN, and one of the business channels on 3 huge screens in front of the treadmills. No audio just closed captioning. During the day 1-2 go to soap operas, then in the afternoon some of those salacious shows like Morrie Povich. .

The audio is broadcast over short range FM transmitters. You bring your own portable FM receiver and earbuds.

And yes, if you can't discipline your mind not to look at them they have a small set of treadmills facing the television.

There is another sports club ($$) which has individual 17" screens built into the treadmills.
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I done seent it at my gym.

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The only video at my gym is a 24 hr loop of Pumping Iron.

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Do guys stand in front of the mirror, flex and yell "I'm ripped!".

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The only video at my gym is a 24 hr loop of Pumping Iron.

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