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US may disable all in-car mobile phones (Obamarxism)
The Register UK ^ | 11/17/10 | Rik Mysllewsli

Posted on 11/18/2010 5:25:22 PM PST by pissant

The US government may require cars to include scrambling tech that would disable mobile-phone use by drivers, and perhaps passengers.

"I think it will be done," US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said on Wednesday morning, according to The Daily Caller. "I think the technology is there and I think you're going to see the technology become adaptable in automobiles to disable these cell phones."

LaHood is on a self-described "rampage" against distracted driving, and if making it impossible to use a mobile phone while in a car can save lives, he's all for it — although, according to TDC, LaHood also emphasized the role of "personal responsibility."

In a Tuesday blog post announcing an online video series, "Faces of Distracted Driving", which presents first-person accounts of distracted-driving tragedies, LaHood noted that "Just last year, nearly 5,500 people were killed and 500,000 more were injured in distracted driving-related crashes.

(Excerpt) Read more at theregister.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodot; cellphone; lahood; larrysinclairslovr; obama; telecom
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Population control.
1 posted on 11/18/2010 5:25:25 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

I wish this was just humor.


2 posted on 11/18/2010 5:28:18 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: pissant

So, they’re gonna cut off passenger phone use too?


3 posted on 11/18/2010 5:28:30 PM PST by umgud
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To: pissant

Well...hmmm...this could mean MORE GOP votes....they do this and they are going to pi** off SOOOOO many people


4 posted on 11/18/2010 5:30:05 PM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, that’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: pissant

Great idea! If my daughter or wife is driving along a dark rural highway and a nutcase is trying to run them off the road, their cell phone will be disabled. Wonderful.


5 posted on 11/18/2010 5:30:22 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: pissant

Send the orderlies from the local nut house with a
straight jacket and some Thorazine for LaHood. The
mentally ill shouldn’t be left with competent
supervision.


6 posted on 11/18/2010 5:30:29 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Inyo-Mono

EXACTLY!


7 posted on 11/18/2010 5:31:47 PM PST by Jagdgewehr
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To: pissant

So...your kid...who likes to text friends from the back seat won’t be able to do this?


8 posted on 11/18/2010 5:33:47 PM PST by Winstons Julia (The liberal mantra: Never enough.)
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To: pissant

The golden age of the auto industry was from around 1990 or so through 2002-2004. The cars built during this period were safer, more powerful, more luxurious, and more reliable than any other. If you take a well kept car from that time period it will be a nicer drive overall than many of the vehicles sold on the market today.


9 posted on 11/18/2010 5:35:58 PM PST by Yet_Again
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To: pissant

Well, it was a good company while it lasted.

10 posted on 11/18/2010 5:36:51 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: pissant

There will be a device that defeats this nonsense on the day it is installed.


11 posted on 11/18/2010 5:43:52 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: pissant

Bet he doesn’t scramble Opra’s.


12 posted on 11/18/2010 5:43:56 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: Winstons Julia

And your Android phone with Google based GPS
mapping/navigation won’t have access to the
google mapping application in the car making it
perfectly worthles. Guaranteed to kill the smart
phone industry. I repeat, the man is a mentally
ill incompetent on a power trip. Time to remove
him and find a sane replacement.


13 posted on 11/18/2010 5:44:26 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: pissant
"I think it will be done," US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said on Wednesday morning, ...

Last time ray lahood was elected it was as a Republican.

Turns out he is just another piece of trash that doesn't deserve to have his name capitalized.

14 posted on 11/18/2010 5:44:37 PM PST by RobinOfKingston
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To: pissant
“”I think the technology is there and I think you're going to see the technology become adaptable in automobiles to disable these cell phones.”

I really really hope they try to do this. I am heartened to see Nancy Pelosi put at the front for them.

I was afraid they would wise up, but it looks like not.
Maybe we can have 70 Senate seats in 2012?

15 posted on 11/18/2010 5:49:49 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: VRWC For Truth

There will be a device that defeats this nonsense on the day it is installed.

Agree. Just another device we have to pay for then disable.


16 posted on 11/18/2010 5:51:13 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: pissant

The government forced seat belts and Helmet laws, they can do just about anything they like.

When my wife and I go out she answers the cell phone, when I wish to speak I pull over to the side of the road.

It would appear to me that cell phones have become so important to American life that banning them would be ridiculous, but that is what today’s government is-—ridiculous.

Next they will ban GPS, because so many people are watching the GPS screen instead of where they are going.


17 posted on 11/18/2010 5:54:36 PM PST by Venturer
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To: pissant

“500,000 more were injured “

extra zero in that stat?


18 posted on 11/18/2010 5:58:36 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: All

I don’t think this will win Obama the youth vote in 2012.

*The candidate noted that he hoped to inspire, JFK-like, the young to public service.
“One of the things I think we might be able to do is make government cool again,” he said. “And that is desperately needed.”*

(think this would be a FAIL on coolness, Obama)


19 posted on 11/18/2010 5:59:10 PM PST by Irenic
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To: pissant
Lots of reasons this is a bad idea:

"911 - I've been in an accident and I'm pinned in my car!!" Hello, 911?...{crickets}

"911 - I'm all alone on my way home and I'm being followed by a large truck..." Hello, 911?...{crickets}

"911 - I'm following a possible drunk driver down xxx, he's swerving all over the road, unsteady speed..." Hello, 911?...{crickets}

"911 - There was just an accident at ... I don't want to get out of my car along this busy roadway, I might get hit..."


They try this {excrement} and I will disable said jammer.
20 posted on 11/18/2010 6:00:24 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: pissant

This administration is filled with control freaks.

They want to strip-search us, and monitor, and eventually control our every movement.

It’s like a 1950s movie about the Soviets taking over.


21 posted on 11/18/2010 6:03:02 PM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: pissant

So, I can eat a bacon chili cheeseburger while driving, but not use my hands-free phone?
Beam me up!


22 posted on 11/18/2010 6:07:43 PM PST by MistrX
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To: pissant

In the time it will take to implement something like this, cars will be driving themselves. Nothing to worry about.


23 posted on 11/18/2010 6:14:19 PM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: pissant

“Rampaging” LaHood. Yes, that about sums it up. Damn communist tyrants.


24 posted on 11/18/2010 6:14:33 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: pissant

Ray and Obama will be long gone before this can be implemented.
Then it will be just one of dozens of Obama’s ridiculous agenda items, tossed aside.


25 posted on 11/18/2010 6:15:58 PM PST by G Larry (When you're "RIGHT" you don't look for ways to compromise!)
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To: pissant

If it is implemented — IF — it will be swiftly reversed by the next administration. Maybe even by the current Congress.


26 posted on 11/18/2010 6:16:20 PM PST by Lazamataz (Pelosi: Like a rapist, PROUD of their handiwork.)
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To: pissant

So we could pull the jammer out of the car, hook it up to a 12 volt dry cell, and have some fun?


27 posted on 11/18/2010 6:16:52 PM PST by PAR35
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To: mikey_hates_everything

However, at the rate the dhimmicrats are “F”ing things up, we may still have the phones, but no gas for the cars...


28 posted on 11/18/2010 6:17:20 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: pissant

Wow. Mobile phones have been in common in-car use for what? 20-25 years?

And these jackwagons think they can just decree them illegal, with no new enabling legislation?

It’s time for the insanity to stop.


29 posted on 11/18/2010 6:18:25 PM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: pissant
"Population Control"

Well, this policy would have effectively reduced the global population by at least one woman...

"Woman calls for help from trunk of car"

Guess she'd have been S.O.L.

30 posted on 11/18/2010 6:19:36 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: pissant

He’s just getting started too; the next, albeit unmentioned ‘thing’ is built-in alcohol detector/Breathalyzer ...


31 posted on 11/18/2010 6:21:07 PM PST by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: Venturer

What about all the Congress critters who have drivers???

They can use their cell phones??/

I know my brother has a hands-free cell phone in his car. Usually his companion does the talking for him when someone calls. I witnessed such behavior.


32 posted on 11/18/2010 6:22:28 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: _Jim

... I should add: we’re all going to have to ‘blow’ (to start) ...


33 posted on 11/18/2010 6:24:25 PM PST by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: pissant

Nice. Free cell phone scrambling tech when I start offering the after market removal service.


34 posted on 11/18/2010 6:28:41 PM PST by Centurion2000 (WTH happened to my country?? I joined the Marines and defended the USA and it degenerates into this?)
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To: pissant

I got a better idea, how about cars that can’t be started by illegal aliens?


35 posted on 11/18/2010 6:28:54 PM PST by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me.)
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To: B Knotts

It’s like a 1950s movie about the Soviets taking over.

********************

Yes it is.


36 posted on 11/18/2010 6:33:04 PM PST by Psalm 144
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Here in SC they are trying to get jammers for the prisons since prisoners conduct illegal “business” on cell phones (including, in at least one case, arranging a “hit” on a witness). However, looks like it won’t fly due to various legal concerns...mostly possiblity of “leakage” to surrounding areas.

So...there won’t be jammer leakage around cars?


37 posted on 11/18/2010 6:44:05 PM PST by FollowingTheGrace
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To: pissant

If it could be made to only work on the driver of a moving vehicle, I could support that.


38 posted on 11/18/2010 6:44:27 PM PST by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: Inyo-Mono

“Great idea! If my daughter or wife is driving along a dark rural highway and a nutcase is trying to run them off the road, their cell phone will be disabled. Wonderful.”

Not a great time to be using a cell phone. Time to stop and shoot. When seconds count, the folks at 911, are, at best, minutes away


39 posted on 11/18/2010 6:48:07 PM PST by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: goodnesswins
Well...hmmm...this could mean MORE GOP votes

LaHood is a Republican.

40 posted on 11/18/2010 6:50:35 PM PST by Jim Noble (It's the tyranny, stupid!)
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To: Inyo-Mono

A better idea would be prison time for any idiot involved in a crash while using and driving


41 posted on 11/18/2010 6:51:23 PM PST by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: TexasCajun
Well, it was a good company while it lasted.

It was NEVER a good company.

42 posted on 11/18/2010 6:52:39 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: MistrX
So, I can eat a bacon chili cheeseburger while driving, but not use my hands-free phone?

Actually, they're planning on banning the bacon chili cheeseburger completely, never mind while driving.

43 posted on 11/18/2010 6:57:32 PM PST by Spartan79 (Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietam servitutem.)
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To: pissant

I want to know who elected Ray LaHood to make brand new laws for us?


44 posted on 11/18/2010 6:57:36 PM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: pissant
Solution is simple,boycott all jackboot motors vehicles.Keep your current,or, buy an older vehicle without this jackboot technology. The industry goes belly up, we crush the UAW(no more bailouts with a solidly Conservative House) and we make the Obarky regime look even worse.A win-win.
45 posted on 11/18/2010 7:00:04 PM PST by nomad
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To: VRWC For Truth
There will be a device that defeats this nonsense on the day it is installed.


46 posted on 11/18/2010 7:00:23 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Oh, Bother", said Pooh... as he chambered another round.)
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To: pissant

Mumbles LaHood is a freaking retard. They’ll figure out a work-around in about 30 seconds.


47 posted on 11/18/2010 7:01:14 PM PST by kiryandil
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To: TexasCajun

ON STAR is NOT a cell phone. If you don’t own a car with ON STAR, don’t make stupid comments.


48 posted on 11/18/2010 7:03:17 PM PST by supermop (Somebody has to clean up the mess he will leave)
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To: Jim Noble

RINO


49 posted on 11/18/2010 7:06:14 PM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, that’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: supermop

On Star is a cell phone... you just don’t realize it.. it is also a tracking device. the cellular is how they communicate with you..

C


50 posted on 11/18/2010 7:07:14 PM PST by ARA
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