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Free cell phones are now a "civil right"

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Buster H, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Buster H

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    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/capit...il_right_htTMcKQFrjdvyl9A6NHPdP#ixzz1TrgxELho


    fucking disgusting
     
  2. NuttyJim

    NuttyJim Registered User

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    If you really have to choose between paying your god damn rent or child care versus having a cell phone you should be put to fucking sleep.
     
  3. LastDeadMouse

    LastDeadMouse WWRBD?

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    No, it isn't. It is a right to be able to pursue peace of mind. It's not a right to just have it. What kind of insanity is that? Does that mean that I have a right to get free work done on my car because the rattle noise it's making is eating away at my peace of mind?
     
  4. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    So despite the fact that we have a line item on our bill for the USF, the article indicates that the cell phone companies are ALSO charging us for it? What kind of bullshit is that?

    And IN B4 Rush Limbaugh claims Obama is giving Young Persons Iphones on Real Americans' dimes.
     
  5. Joker1919

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    The young people will just mug some poor working white folk for that iphone. My question is why is this program around? Do the givemedats really need something else on the working man's dime?
     
  6. Mags

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    Well at least they aren't talking about subsidizing internet for the poor.

    Oh, yeah that's right...

    I'm really starting to fucking hate this country.
     
  8. afternoonquil

    afternoonquil Apology Ostrich

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    This is a great plan for the bike stealers. Honestly all those calls to "dey baby mommas" are expensive.

    We've sullied their race enough people, its time we give them reparations in the form of prepayed phones, copies of madden 12 and quarter waters.
     
  9. Falldog

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    That article is worse than the ones Kirk posts.
     
  10. Creasy Bear

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    So they stopped calling them "young people" and now they're referring to them as "residents"?
     
  11. Don the Radio Guy

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    Why? Because it's true?
     
  12. Party Rooster

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    Seriously. Keep it classy NY Post.

    I actually know somebody that had one of those Safelink phones. It was insanely hard to qualify for even after not working for over a year. I'd like to see some numbers on how many people are actually getting these things.
     
  13. Creasy Bear

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    I just switched over to Alex Jones during a commercial... he said that this is a globalist program to get cellphones in the hands of the sheeple so they can track them and fry their brains.

    Seriously... the guy can't go a minute straight without spouting this sort of lunacy.
     
  14. jsc315

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    [video=youtube;wky5H1xC6-I]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wky5H1xC6-I[/video]
     
  15. Owenay

    Owenay Those who fail to learn from history are doomed...

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    Not only will most of us do nothing, but the very kind of people who might actually try and do something get labeled as racists or terrorists when they do.
     
  16. Don the Radio Guy

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    Even if no one is getting them, we are paying for them. That's even worse. I think. Redistribution is bad, but is paying for redstribution that never happens bad? This hurts my brain.
     
  17. Motor Head

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    The right to housing, food, money, cellphones.....what's fucking next?? Taxpayer Escalade vouchers and gas cards?? A right to 24 inch rims??
     
  18. Don the Radio Guy

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    That's already happening my friend.
     
  19. Ballbuster1

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    Really. Come out east and watch the nig nogs in action.
    They can get anything they want for free.
    They are well trained in how to play the system.
     
  20. afternoonquil

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    Honestly I come here every day and see you hatemongers spreading lies and meanness about our powerful, smart and strong african queens.











    and by queens, i mean big fat overbearing silverbacks.
     
  21. Party Rooster

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    If you were to go off the "writer" of that NY Post hit piece it sounds like the phone companies are bitching that they're not getting enough money and it's costing them too much.

    It's been part of the Universal Service Fund for a long time. And of all the programs for poor people, I actually think a <$10 a month prepaid cell phone is a decent investment. Being able to provide a phone number on a job application might help them get off welfare quicker.

    The guy I know got one and first got hired on as an on-call kitchen worker in a restaurant. Because of it he got hired there full time, went off unemployment/food stamps and is now paying a monthly fee to keep the service with Tracfone.

    And like I said, this shitty writer at the Post failed to disclose exactly what's in play here. They're just allowing people that were already qualifying under "Lifeline" programs to get a phone with very limited minutes on it. And you can't have BOTH.

    You have to provide them with proof of being on the government dole and they randomly re-verify you periodically otherwise your phone gets shut off.

    From the T&C over at Safelink:

    Would have been nice for this journalist to provide a little more clarity on what's going on here instead of trying to portray it as givezmedats getting free iPhones.
    Another debunking:

    Recently? As in 1997? It was enacted in response to the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Back when the Repubs controlled both houses of Congress. :haha7:

    And the USF fee doesn't just go to pay for cell phones for welfare queens. It also helps pay for phone and internet services to schools, libraries, TTY devices, etc.

    Resume fauxrage...:icon_cool
     
  22. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Well, how the fuck else do you guys expect the Bilderberger's to track the poor?
     
  23. Ballbuster1

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    You guys crack me up with your little catch phrases and the abuse of the :icon_cool smilie.

    It's not fake rage. People are getting sick of the waste in our government.

    There may be good uses for this program and others but there is so much waste

    in govt hand outs these days and all they want to do is add more and just tax the

    working public more to support this shit. It's not "fauxrage". It's people getting tired

    of the govt just giving away money with no care about where it's coming from.
     
  24. TheDrip

    TheDrip I'm bi-winning.

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    I blame John Wilkes Booth for biding his fucking time.
     
  25. Ballbuster1

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    I blame him for killing Lincoln in the 1st place.

    Abe wanted to free the slaves and send em back to Africa.
     

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