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Cell phones: Theft dressed up as charity
Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 16, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 07/16/2010 11:23:34 AM PDT by Graybeard58

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1 posted on 07/16/2010 11:23:35 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: jamndad5; Biggirl; rejoicing; rightly_dividing; iopscusa; kalee; Lovergirl; the invisib1e hand; ...

Let me know if you want on or off this Republican-American Editorial ping list.


2 posted on 07/16/2010 11:25:01 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (We couldn't keep the commandments when there was only ONE!)
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Odd, I don’t have a cell phone.


3 posted on 07/16/2010 11:25:11 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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It’s all about income redistribution. They may call it a program to help people, but it’s taking money from those who work hard to earn money and give it to those who vote democrat.
Everything in politics is about income redistribution.


4 posted on 07/16/2010 11:28:58 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (leftism: uncurable mental deterioration)
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The irony is that if the cell phone company told me clearly up front that they were going to charge me an extra couple dollars a month to provide free cell phones to demonstrably poor people, I’d probably agree. Its the arrogance of statutory compulsion that ruins it.


5 posted on 07/16/2010 11:30:33 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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A free cell phone recipient: "Most people use cell phones to find jobs to get off welfare . . ."

This guy could buy the Brooklyn Bridge.

6 posted on 07/16/2010 11:32:23 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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"that cell phones are not luxuries but necessities, as basic to modern life as electricity."

nonsense. There are millions who don't have cell phones in this country and still get along. There is no one in this country who doesn't use electricity in some form.

7 posted on 07/16/2010 11:32:40 AM PDT by circlecity
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I am guessing the free menthol cigarettes and free 40 ounce malt liquor promotions did not go well either.


8 posted on 07/16/2010 11:34:11 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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Cell phones are a Constitutional right! It’s right under that clause that explains the right to kill babies.


9 posted on 07/16/2010 11:44:55 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (We couldn't keep the commandments when there was only ONE!)
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Trackphone is owned by Mexican robber baron Carlos Slim. It’s a Mexican company.


10 posted on 07/16/2010 11:55:18 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Me either.


11 posted on 07/16/2010 12:16:18 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Liberalism draws criminals as excrement draws flies. Liberals are only good for bait.)
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My Tracfone costs $100 a year...no monthly fees. The phone was thrown in for free


12 posted on 07/16/2010 12:20:06 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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Thanks for the ping Graybeard. Let ‘em pay for their own damned phones. So many on the welfare circuit live to milk the Socialist parts of the system for anything whether they need it or not.


13 posted on 07/16/2010 12:20:06 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Liberalism draws criminals as excrement draws flies. Liberals are only good for bait.)
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well how else ya gonna text in your votes for American Idol?


14 posted on 07/16/2010 12:43:35 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Graybeard58
Hmmm... I'll have to find another no-contract prepaid service. Darn.

Carriers such as TracFone also get to pass the cost via a monthly charge of $2 a month on the bills of regular customers.

Is this a result of Al Gore (he invented the internet!) pushing the "Gore Tax" A.K.A. the universal access fee on all of our phone bills?

(I still kvetch about the Gore Tax every time I open a phone bill. The Mrs. tries to get to them first so she doesn't have to listen to me. I guess I should be thankful the woman hasn't smothered me in my sleep.)
15 posted on 07/16/2010 1:32:39 PM PDT by Peet (<- A.K.A. the Foundling)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
I have a cell phone but no landline. I save money (and aggravation) that way.
16 posted on 07/16/2010 1:45:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To me, having a cell phone would be aggravation. People could call me wherever I am, interrupting dinners, movies, time out with friends, not to mention feeling the pressure to answer while driving, thus compromising my safety by additional distraction.

Nope, for me, you can catch me at home or send me an e-mail that I keep open all the time at home or in the office.

Being at constant armlength for anyone who has my number seems way too stressful and aggravating for me.

17 posted on 07/16/2010 1:49:47 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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If companies want to help the poor, they should take the money out of their own hides, not their customers."

Where does Kevin think corporations' money comes from ... a hole in the ground? Every cent of revenue came from the *customers*, no matter how the accounting is done.

18 posted on 07/16/2010 2:02:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("It's a jungle out there, kiddies: have a very fruitful day!")
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
People could call me wherever I am, interrupting dinners, movies, time out with friends, not to mention feeling the pressure to answer while driving

You turn it off if you don't care to receive calls.

19 posted on 07/16/2010 2:03:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("It's a jungle out there, kiddies: have a very fruitful day!")
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

My cellphone only rings when I am called by someone on my whitelist, and I only whitelist people I actually want to talk to. Everyone else is automatically (and silently) shunted to voicemail.


20 posted on 07/16/2010 2:04:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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