Skip to comments.Obama to Hijack Our Cell Phones
Posted on 05/11/2011 7:15:12 AM PDT by jazminerose
Soon the government will be able to send you text messages and amber alerts. Liberals always try to paper over government intrusion into our lives with noise about how it will be good for us (itll make us all safer!).
Well be able to opt out of these invasions, except for messages from the president. Messages from the king cannot be turned off. So we can ignore directions from Michelle about what to have for lunch, but not Obamas incessant campaigning.
Our Founding Fathers didnt presage cellular technology but they were pretty clear about our rights to be free from government intrusion.
This how liberals always do it, they push a nose under the tent under the guise of somehow being good for someone. Once they get into the tent, they will wreak no end of havoc and they have no plans to leave.
This will be even worse, and we will have to pay for the privilege of having them send us their propaganda.
If Japan does this to create a warning system for earthquakes and tsunamis, is it bad?
When Chile created a warning system for earthquakes and tsunamis, is it bad?
When Israel created a warning system for terrorist WMD attacks and missile attacks, is it bad?
ONe of the most important lessons of 9/11 was the immediate, severe and lengthy collapse of the cell phone network in the NYC tri-state region. It was absolutely horrifying living through it. IF the alert system like the one used in Israel developed by eVigilo is implemented here, it will prioritize the alerts over the network, saving ALOT of lives at a minimum use of resources.
Look on the bright side: if they can send us messages, we can send them our complaints and tell them what we think of them.
What carrier? How did it work? Why would it call 911?
“If Japan does this to create a warning system for earthquakes and tsunamis, is it bad?”
Excuse me, but how does one predict an earthquake???
As for Tsunamis, they come only after the “PREDICTID” ???earthquake.
Stop this in its tracks.
This will not only allow mandatory alerts from Big Brother, it will allow Big Brother to just jam and freeze wireless devices, if the peasants are getting too riled up and are using them to coordinate anti-state activities.
As well as providing a data-mining treasure trove of intel about “subversive” Americans who are in dire need of re-education to get their minds right. The govt overlords will always be able to skim off the cream of the rebellious crop through data mining their contacts and content to find the “leaders.”
No rising tyranny ever had such powerful tools to decapitate their incipient competition in a power struggle.
An American “dirty war” will feature the new Afghanistan tactic, the “catch or kill” night raid. All those SWAT cops with not enough to do. They’ll be busy, working through the govt lists.
So long as people are not required to carry cell phones with them, I can’t think of a single reason not to let them opt out of texts from Barry.
(And of course, there’s no reason to require them to carry cell phones either.)
We are doomed and fading fast and the majority of people don’t even realize its happening.
What about the poor people who can’t afford cell phones?
Do you smell what I’m cooking?
We’re being offered free train travel and we haven’t figured out it’s boxcars yet.
The laws, and technologies to enforce the laws to jam and block cell phone service is already Federally mandated and in place.
The data-mining laws, judicial rulings, technologies, and LEO resources are already in place and operating.
Tens of thousands of Freepers supported Bush’s six years of hyperinflating domestic security and law enforcement grants/loans and financing through the DHS and DoJ that increased the rate of militarization of domestic law enforcement agencies.
We’re way down the rabbit hole. This new law at least provides an alert system over the cellular network akin to the decades old alert system over the OTA and cable television network.
I honestly don’t know how Chile is going to implement the system,
but search : Chile eVigilo earthquake tsunami
and you’ll find articles about the system.
Many people don’t have free unlimited texting. Who’s going to pay for those texts, huh? The customer will have to pay for them on his end and all us taxpayers will be paying for the White Hut’s end. I didn’t ask for this Change.
Poor people already get free cell phones.
I’ll keep my old cell as long as it works, I don’t text, and I don’t want to be texted to. Because I don’t want to pay for something I don’t want or use.
Don’t forget gps tracking of those subversives.
Yeah, and they make $23 K a year. TV keeps running those ads 250 mins...cost over runs are never mentioned. And some people are GLUED to the stupid phones from morning to night.
Yes, Tsunamis ARE predictable, but the earthquakes that cause them are NOT.
When there is an earthquake, the tsunami that follows is quite predictable.
There were Tsunami watches even in the Philippines, following the Japan quake.
You are surely joking. There is no way they will leave it unused except for nuclear war. When they have a tool that allows text messages to go to every phone in America, they will abuse it. Im tired of justifying every government intrusion by saying how it would have made 911 better. Its enough.
Seriously, a good answer would be appreciated. Consider also that the man in question has a great set of web development skills, and that might factor into the selection too.
I learned that during a crisis the phone company can and will just shut down certain area codes where the crisis is. Additionally, during a crisis, the phones can be overloaded and cease to work in your area code (as happened here during the last snow storm).
If you want to be assured of a phone that works, have an additional one with a different area code from where you live.
That answer shifts too rapidly to be meaningful in any but the short term. Now? New Zealand, Uruguay, lots of places. America has a long way to go yet. Even in worst-case, I think the best parts of the formerly United States will be better than most of the world.
like frogs in a pot of cool water cooking on the stove....
every little thing seems so innocent doesn't it.....those Onstar gadgets on cars, the new drivers licenses with a little chip in it for tracking, the govt tracking every little move you make....
That is a GREAT tip Grammy!
This is a major theme of my new book: trying to fly under the electronic radar.
And how long will it be until they also need the ability to selectively kill the cell phones in a city? You know, so the ‘ important’ calls can go first. (also handy if a bunch of people are spreading the word about something they would rather not have so organized)
oh well, I’m sure they only care about we the people, not the goals of government..
The history of our budding dictatorship shows that we think it will be a tool for the next 9/11. But what will happen is that a future TEA event in DC will be deemed a riot. Emergency text messages wil go out. Then all phones will be useless except to receive government’s ‘information’.
That's a little scary right there. In other words, where you go may crap up on you quick.
Now? New Zealand, Uruguay, lots of places.
I actually looked at Uruguay. I suspect they'd like a fellow with my skills. Not so much in New Zealand, what with its far-more-remote and agrarian nature.
America has a long way to go yet. Even in worst-case, I think the best parts of the formerly United States will be better than most of the world.
If the country breaks up, we have a chance - I'd be in the Texas / Southern country. If not, not so much. Due to the increasing technology emergance, the tools of totalitarianism are far more invasively-placed here in America, and they can accomplish it all so much easier than in far less techy countries. I do not rate America as a Buy, I rate her as a Sell.
The Samsung T105G will dial 911 even if it is locked if a certain sequence of keys is pressed, and it happened in my pocket.
This is a safety feature courtesy of the busybodies in DC.
I didn't know there are tracking chips in drivers licenses. Do you have any info on that to link me to? Thanks.
Oh, well, Amber Alerts.... It’s for the Chillin’s after all.
RomneyCellphoneCare would take care of those too poor to own cell phones: they’d get taxed a penalty for not having one—and still be left to the terrorists.
Methinks you give the government too much credit. A cel phone is basically a hand-held radio and can be easily jammed or disabled.
how long will it take for someone to develop the block Obama BS texting ap?
This was done long ago. It is a WPS *272 call.
You are probably not eligible. But the dogcatcher and the illegal alien shovel warmer road crew is.
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You all are busting my balls here, I’m just pointing out that this stuff is already in use in the United States,
Reverse911 has been implementing a cellular /SMS/MMS texting based system in Tennessee and elsewhere for a year...
The government bodies sit on
National Emergency Number Association (NENA) NG9-1-1 committees and have built out the technology standards already, most of the technology is already legally required of landline and cellular phone carriers...
That is what all the emergency providers here do. I think the Nashville people have phones with Atlanta area codes.
You bet. Those poor people will get an iPhone with unlimited data. The paying customers will have their rates jacked up to cover the costs of the federally mandated "free" ones for the "poor" people. A bit like emergency rooms being forced to treat "emergencies" without respect to ability to pay for the services. We'll all be required to have a cell phone by federal mandate or face a fine...just like mandated healthcare insurance.
This intrusion and the fact that you can't opt out is completely invasive and out of hand. Cell phone companies are going to be forced into implementing it. Looks like they are being coerced into government service.
All this and I've noticed a great absence of the ACLU big mouths ever since this despotic man took to the helm.
Aside from all this, it isn't the government's business if I own, let alone use a cell phone.
Check the right window. That is the lion as seen from a cell phone camera picture taken in the basement of the house. The cat was under the front porch deck.
Apparently your wife is a fascist cog in the wheels of big brother, if I understand the tone of this thread correctly.
That’s got to crimp the early spring BBQ season... is the cat making it a regular thing hanging around your neighborhood?
I’d still take the cat over the SoCal traffic you left behind...
I’m still all about the Sailboat Escape Pod Option.
You know, I can’t find that anywhere on the web, that essay I wrote circa 2000. All of the old FR stuff is unsearchable.
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