As reported by ENGadget
So you don’t think that posting your thoughts to a public SMS sign is enough of an attention-getter? How about trying the “Tool for Armchair Activists,” a combination cellphone, voice synthesizer, and bullhorn that converts incoming text messages into (loudly) spoken public discourse. The system’s designer, UK-based Troika, claims that it “allows the armchair activist to shout out its [sic] rants and protests in the comfort of his living room.” We used to think that a big part of protesting was actually taking the time and energy to show up somewhere for your beliefs, but now we know that you’re just as dedicated to the cause by shouting robotic-sounding epithets at The First Family from a glorified P.A. system attached to the White House security gate...
I realize this is a little off topic, but very relevant to the theme here at Jackwhispers. Often, protesters think they have rights - such as free speech, when protesting - when in fact - the 1st ammendment was created solely as a RIGHT to redress the government.
In the picture - this seems to be a telephone poll or power poll - these are private property - owned by
1) The utility that put them there
2) The business or home owner
3) The government / city easement
Part of the effectiveness of protesting is a human body - showing effort and dedication to your cause.
As a business owner, I'd make sure I had proper permits for my weapon of choice and blow it off. Or maybe put a 25 pound magnet on it and make it screech - annoying everyone that went by, placing a poster beneath it - indicating the identity of the "cause of the screech".