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WBFF: Free Phone Frenzy - abuse of the federal Lifeline program
WBFF Baltimore ^

Posted on 08/01/2012 6:56:15 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

I am spinning out of control with anger. This is the tip of the giveaways, along with EBT used for drugs, booze and bail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjAjAvxDkfk


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuse; alteredsource; alteredtitle; vanity; waste

1 posted on 08/01/2012 6:56:30 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Obama money from Obama’s stash. Everything is “free”.


2 posted on 08/01/2012 7:03:03 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

This is just the tip of the iceberg...Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security Disability, Defense spending, and on and on with the massive fraud. Hard times are coming.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 7:04:08 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

That’s why I see all these kids with fancy phones.

I’m wondering how they can afford them and I only have a cheap tracfone.
*&^%$%&**


4 posted on 08/01/2012 7:12:35 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Bump


5 posted on 08/01/2012 7:13:40 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Comparative Advantage

Hard times are coming.


You mean they may have to do without their multiple cell phones?


6 posted on 08/01/2012 7:16:47 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

Stand in line and you can get all the phones you need.

I am so blasted angry!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56cx5Dt3WaY&feature=relmfu


7 posted on 08/01/2012 7:26:45 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (I wonder why lions are so afraid of chairs.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
That’s why I see all these kids with fancy phones.

I’m wondering how they can afford them and I only have a cheap tracfone.
*&^%$%&**


Hey, they need these phones to help them in their search for a good paying job.

You can't effectively deal drugs or organize flash mobs for ripping off stores, setting “Beat Down King” teams or starting riots without a cell phone to community organize.

And you need fast access to 911 service whenever one of your homies gets shot doing one of those things.

These phones are essential survival tools for these people.

8 posted on 08/01/2012 7:27:21 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Lots of the homeless people in my town have these things.

You also see them with laptops and some even have Kindle Fire tablets!


9 posted on 08/01/2012 7:32:53 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik
Coincidentally, the government also has a free laptop program - and free internet service.
10 posted on 08/01/2012 7:34:40 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

The overwhelming majority of taxpayers are in what demographic?
And the overwhelming majority of recipients of the benefits or programs like these are in what demographic?


11 posted on 08/01/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published headline, thanks.


12 posted on 08/01/2012 7:36:24 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage
I am spinning out of control with anger

Does this make you more angry than trillions thrown out to big banks and crony companies? If so, why?

13 posted on 08/01/2012 7:47:37 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

The relative I know with a Lifelink-type cell phone was given a bottom-end Tracfone, one that costs $9.99 at Rite-Aid. There was no choice of phone, just fill in the application and that is what they sent.


14 posted on 08/01/2012 7:52:31 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I’m wondering how they can afford them and I only have a cheap tracfone. *&^%$%&

They are tracphones..


15 posted on 08/01/2012 7:52:47 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage
I got a wrong-number call on Saturday from one of Eric Holder's people. He said something along the lines of he was "just trying out this free phone he got."

I knew it had to be an Obamaphone.

16 posted on 08/01/2012 8:10:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage
I see a LOT of Erica Holder's people driving around these days, and it is obvious that they are new drivers.

Somewhere out there is a free Obamacar program.

I am sure of it.

17 posted on 08/01/2012 8:12:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: steve86; Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage
Yep, there are MILLIONS of people in this country who live like true kings from corrupt government contracts, bailouts, etc. Getting a taxpayer money tree only depends on who you know, not what you do.

The real crooks wear suits, sit in beautiful offices and collude with our corrupt government to steal wealth from US taxpayers at the barrel of a gun.

Why do you think wealth in DC and NYC has increased exponentially over the last few decades while the rest of the country declined?

The welfare queens sitting in squalid projects and some ‘youths’ with free $50/month phones are just a distraction from the real bandits who live in private beach mansions and fly in private jets with our stolen money...

18 posted on 08/01/2012 8:12:29 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: steve86

The phones they send out are all re-conditioned phones that have been turned in. You are correct, there is no choice, you get what they send you. My aunt who is on SS applied for one and they sent her a smartphone.....nothing worked on it but the phone part. It was an obvious used Samsung, there were scratches all over it.


19 posted on 08/01/2012 8:14:42 AM PDT by sheana
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I bet your aunt doesn’t have a purse full of them.


20 posted on 08/01/2012 8:25:29 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (I wonder why lions are so afraid of chairs.)
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To: goseminoles

Not the ones I saw.


21 posted on 08/01/2012 8:35:23 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

I know my state cross-checks for multiple applications with different vendors — not all states do that, I’m guessing. This state also checks for an existing lifelink landline phone. You can’t have both. In fact, the check turned up an old landline phone my relative had — from a prior apartment she had moved out from months ago.


22 posted on 08/01/2012 8:35:42 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Some info on it, from AT&T

http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/articles-resources/community-support/lifeline-link-up.jsp


23 posted on 08/01/2012 8:46:45 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Actually the cell is all she has now, she was required to get rid of her landline to qualify for the phone. Funny thing is she hated the phone they sent her (she is 80 and couldn’t figure out how to work it) so sent it back and her daughter put her on her cell phone plan for $10 a mnth.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 8:47:18 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

The income limits seem to differ by state:

Here’s the plan doc from Verizon for New Jersey; it shows a higher income eligibility (150% of “poverty” level vs the 135% that I saw in the AT&T example I posted).

http://www22.verizon.com/cs/groups/public/documents/adacct/ll_reform_ma_application.pdf


25 posted on 08/01/2012 8:50:43 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Tracfone?

Gosh, I'm still using my ancient, 2006 Nokia 6060 "Clamshell" cellphone. Ha, but I don't care. It works reliably; that's what counts. And I have a box full of newer Nokia replacements, left-over from my out-of-business Family Business, if it ever fails.

Fancy-schmancy phone? Who needs 'em!

26 posted on 08/01/2012 9:45:14 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & dems don't want to solve the problem; just exploit the issue.)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage
If I wrote what I've overheard and seen people doing w/ EBT card scams, your head would explode. The local/state/fed gov't doesn't even want to hear about it. They told me to "forget it all".

As it is, I'm wearing ¼" of duct tape around mine, so it doesn't.

27 posted on 08/01/2012 10:21:07 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & dems don't want to solve the problem; just exploit the issue.)
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To: carriage_hill

My first cell was a Motorola. Still have it somewhere. Heavy sucker.


28 posted on 08/01/2012 10:46:10 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: TribalPrincess2U

When I was Mktng VP (’85-’87) for Hertz RAC in NYC, we had those 3-lb Motorola “Brick” units, 6” rubber antenna, large stand-up charging unit, 30-min charge, wouldn’t work indoors or in NJ-NYC tunnels. What an anchor. LOL. “Good ol’ days”.


29 posted on 08/01/2012 11:00:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & dems don't want to solve the problem; just exploit the issue.)
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To: carriage_hill
The local/state/fed gov't doesn't even want to hear about it

Different here. The state buys a lot of ads saying "Report fraud or abuse" -- gives website and phone number.

30 posted on 08/01/2012 11:09:59 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: carriage_hill

I don’t have a fancy phone either just a Samsung Tracfone. Out of curiosity, can you post comments on FR from your 6060’s browser? I can log in fine and browse but it will not post successfully. Sometimes this is frustrating, other times probably just as well lol.


31 posted on 08/01/2012 11:13:58 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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Actually, I’ve never tried that. I disabled everything on that phone except make/receive calls, calendar, timer, stopwatch and address book. (I can easily re-activate, but don’t.) Originally, I did access Net and download “24” CTU telephone ringtone to be my audible ring, but have never used it since.

http://ctu24-ringtone.com/


32 posted on 08/01/2012 11:59:55 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & dems don't want to solve the problem; just exploit the issue.)
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To: carriage_hill

Yep, that’s probably the one. Cost around $300 if I remember correctly.
Wish I knew where to get rid of it. Anchor you say? Why not!


33 posted on 08/01/2012 12:44:14 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Yup, it was a 1987 Motorola DynaTAC 8800x:

At Hertz, we'd gotten several "early release models" for execs to use and comment on. It was truly a "stone". Heavy, cumbersome, low-power, short-duration charge, basically a long-range radio, very expensive, but would call anywhere the satellite would let it. It always drew a crowd in NYC, as no one had anything like it back then.

You can still get a retro "brick clone" of it:

34 posted on 08/01/2012 1:11:32 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & dems don't want to solve the problem; just exploit the issue.)
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To: carriage_hill

I remember seeing those earlier phones and I thought the person must be government or high up.

I think mine was foldup type tho.


35 posted on 08/01/2012 2:57:11 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Some were actually test models - prototypes - at least the ones we had were, so we had extensive questionnaires to fill-out after using them for a selected period. They got very hot in the charger, and the short battery charge was a major problem. Carrying a spare, or taking the charger along in its fat briefcase was a PITA.

I have one of these in my collection:

http://www.angus1.com/ericsson/eiffel.htm


36 posted on 08/01/2012 3:21:39 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has a goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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