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Paradise Lost: California to Provide Free Cell Phones for Homeless
Breitbartīs Big Government, ^ | 10 Dec 2012, 11:20 AM

Posted on 12/10/2012 3:09:05 PM PST by drewh

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1 posted on 12/10/2012 3:09:12 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
"Caliphonia" deserves what it is getting!

Get you free OBAMAPHONE!

2 posted on 12/10/2012 3:11:40 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: drewh

surely this is an onion piece!


3 posted on 12/10/2012 3:12:06 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: drewh

I have an elderly friend who has a free US government cell phone. She keeps it on the table right next to her land line.
;-)


4 posted on 12/10/2012 3:13:39 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: drewh

.............


5 posted on 12/10/2012 3:13:44 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: wesagain

Obama Phone Remix - (J. Geils Band - Centerfold) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N680dYVPKqU


6 posted on 12/10/2012 3:14:11 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

What no data plan?


7 posted on 12/10/2012 3:15:05 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: drewh
The idea is to help them reach out to possible job opportunities

Uyghur, please! Possible dope deals maybe....

8 posted on 12/10/2012 3:15:22 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: drewh
The idea is to help them reach out to possible job opportunities

Hahahah. Yeah, riiiight. They want jobs. LOL.

“This is great – it is transformative for homeless and low-income people."

Yeah. They can't wait to see what freebies the politicians will steal for them next!

9 posted on 12/10/2012 3:15:54 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: drewh

California is behind the curve on this Florida has had them since the Bush administration so where the Obama phone comes from is beyond me.


10 posted on 12/10/2012 3:15:54 PM PST by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: Kozak
my bad, there is data included! "The new program will give beneficiaries some 250 minutes of time and 250 free text messages every month.
11 posted on 12/10/2012 3:16:11 PM PST by drewh
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To: Feckless

Or selling them.


12 posted on 12/10/2012 3:16:24 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: drewh

By what right?


13 posted on 12/10/2012 3:17:19 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: drewh
San Francisco’s head of homeless initiatives, Bevan Dufty, was overjoyed

Bevan Dufty?

Just from the name you know he has to be gay.

Yep, gay alright.

14 posted on 12/10/2012 3:17:48 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: drewh

Now they will charge their Obamaphones in public libraries while watching internet porn.


15 posted on 12/10/2012 3:18:51 PM PST by fso301
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

If this is a right...why can’t six year-old kids get the same deal from the state government? And the illegal aliens after they cross the border....could they get one? At some point, you just spend money on whatever you can....and just figure taxes will rise to meet your expectations.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 3:20:28 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: drewh
The idea is to help them reach out to possible job opportunities

Yep. Sure thing.

Really, it's to make them feel dignified in their squalor; or maybe to call up the legal aid lawyer and sue some establishment for showing them disrespect.

17 posted on 12/10/2012 3:22:18 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: fso301

Communist/Marxist agenda, get rid of all land line phones. Then knock out the cell phone towers, no one can communicate and takeover begins. A great plan by Obama and his ilk.


18 posted on 12/10/2012 3:22:54 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: drewh
How does California expect the homeless to re-charge their cell phones...if they have no home (and, presumably, no car)?

Will they provide free re-charging stations on the street corners adjacent to the liquor stores or the overpasses?

19 posted on 12/10/2012 3:23:17 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: YukonGreen

If some scary entity was able to shut down cell phone communication in order to take over, wouldn’t they also have to shut down the internet?

And if they could do that, why would they need to first eliminate land lines? They’d have the power to shut those down as well.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 3:26:43 PM PST by arbitrary.squid
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To: drewh
The idea is to help them reach out to possible job opportunities and stay connected with family.

What a waste. There's an organization here that provides unemployed people with a phone number and voice mail for $5 a month and they operate "resource centres" with free access to phones, fax and internet for free. You don't need a free phone to connect with a job.

21 posted on 12/10/2012 3:27:39 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: drewh

I’d settle for a few more port-o-pees.


22 posted on 12/10/2012 3:27:39 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: okie01

I’d say a ready made market for Obama’s solar cell buddies. If Solyndra coulda only hung in there a bit longer.


23 posted on 12/10/2012 3:28:00 PM PST by technically right
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To: drewh

Well, those FREE Obama phones beat the heck out of “shovel ready” jobs that these people wouldn’t have taken anyway.


24 posted on 12/10/2012 3:28:15 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: fso301
Now they will charge their Obamaphones in public libraries while watching internet porn.

Internet porn: Isn't why the internet was invented?

25 posted on 12/10/2012 3:30:35 PM PST by dearolddad
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To: drewh

The whole concept originated as a means to help indigent elderly have phone access for emergency and health care calls. While today it will include text data service, be assured soon they will have to have full internet browser capabilities “so they can look for a job.” What a crock. It would be interesting to perform an audit on any 10 Obamaphones to see what they were used for. Would job search calls show up as using 200 minutes? 100? 10? 5?

The Democrats want Republicans to spell out all their tax plans, yet never show the return on their misguided handouts. Oh- sorry - they can show a great return on the investment of our tax money in these handouts - Zero got reelected.


26 posted on 12/10/2012 3:30:57 PM PST by LibertyOh
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To: drewh

When to the Democrats get charged with BUYING VOTES because that is what they’re doing? Multiple felonies committed by 0bama during this last election, to include unilateral overturning of federal immigration law in exchange for Hispanic votes!!!


27 posted on 12/10/2012 3:31:47 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: okie01

Hopefully you will provide the electric when they come to be sheltered in your residence!


28 posted on 12/10/2012 3:37:17 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: drewh

If you make the poor comfortable in their poverty what incentive do they have to keep off or get off the dole?


29 posted on 12/10/2012 3:42:52 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: drewh

The real reason Romney lost:

Romney said, “When I’m elected, I will put Americans back to work,”

and 51% said, ...... “F That!!”


30 posted on 12/10/2012 3:43:24 PM PST by rolling_stone
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You know... I’d have less of a problem with this if it were just for the “employable” homeless.

You just have to KNOW that every crackhead, skid-row bum, and welfare brood mare will have one too.

Just damn.


31 posted on 12/10/2012 3:44:26 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Is he the one in the white dress?


32 posted on 12/10/2012 3:46:42 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: drewh

Gee, if more bums and hand-out recipients have these phones, the Democratic Party can reach their voters easier come election time. That is the real reason why the whole Obamaphone scam was created — and it worked great in November.

The Universal Service Fund provides for some faceless, unelected bureaucrats to raise the taxes, er...fees, charged to paying customers, to whatever amount they deem is needed to carry the freeloaders. The California PUC is just enabling new categories of takers; I doubt the “State” intends to pay a penny.

The USF might have been created to help a few elderly people, handicapped, etc., but has become an income redistribution/Democrat Party get-out-the-vote program run amok. Please contact your representatives today and demand an end to this rip-off.


33 posted on 12/10/2012 3:47:35 PM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: okie01

...two words...solar panels..


34 posted on 12/10/2012 3:55:50 PM PST by telstar12.5 (...always bring gunships to a gun fight...)
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To: drewh
I, as I'm sure many are, am becoming deeply disturbed over the failure of the Government to provide free tickets providing entery to major sporting events. Then at the games government officials could throw gold coins into the crowd, distribute free Nike Basketball shoes and tickets redeemable for free bread and beer.

Are we a great compassionate people or are we mean spirited niggardly wretches.

35 posted on 12/10/2012 4:03:57 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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I, as I'm sure many are, am becoming deeply disturbed over the failure of the Government to provide free tickets providing entery to major sporting events. Then at the games government officials could throw gold coins into the crowd, distribute free Nike Basketball shoes and tickets redeemable for free bread and beer.

Are we a great compassionate people or are we mean spirited niggardly wretches?

36 posted on 12/10/2012 4:04:17 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: drewh
The idea is to help them reach out to possible job opportunities and stay connected with family.

  as if

37 posted on 12/10/2012 4:11:47 PM PST by tomkat
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To: drewh

Every American has a right to a government-provided cell-phone. Call it “free speech”.


38 posted on 12/10/2012 4:12:37 PM PST by Rapscallion ( OBAMA: You own it now. See if you can govern it.)
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To: YukonGreen
Communist/Marxist agenda, get rid of all land line phones. Then knock out the cell phone towers, no one can communicate and takeover begins. A great plan by Obama and his ilk.

Some ten years ago, I talked to an attorney who mentioned a nationwide cell tower lease consolidation project - lots of new and revised leases, being signed and recorded in land records offices all over the map. I looked up the info one of the companies that he mentioned - and found a Soros reference. Could've been a legit business investment, but anything that Soros touches makes me think the worst.

BTW, I suspect the LightSquared thing was part of some communication shutdown plan.

39 posted on 12/10/2012 4:14:02 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: tomkat

Like California has all that extra money to “spread the wealth” with. The idiots are sooooooo deep in the tank they will NEVER dig themselves out. How stupid can they get? But then, the homeless do vote, they just use someone elses address.


40 posted on 12/10/2012 4:14:33 PM PST by Progov
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To: Charles Martel
A good daydream is:  having tons of money and puttin' a contract out on that Nazi maggøt.
41 posted on 12/10/2012 4:19:14 PM PST by tomkat
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To: drewh

It is hard to believe that California had a GDP that made it the third largest economic ranking in the world. I know it was over 20 years ago, the Rats have pushed it into the sea.


42 posted on 12/10/2012 4:32:43 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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43 posted on 12/10/2012 4:34:45 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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Awesome, call 311 to get the 411 on an available bed...if all else fails, call 911.

If you want to see what the entire country is going to look like in 10-years, drive around Los Angeles for a couple of days.

GHUA


44 posted on 12/10/2012 4:43:19 PM PST by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: YukonGreen
Communist/Marxist agenda, get rid of all land line phones. Then knock out the cell phone towers, no one can communicate and takeover begins. A great plan by Obama and his ilk.

We need to convert FR to a dial-up BB pronto! Seriously though there a number of reasons we use wireless comms, cheaper than running copper everywhere for one. Cellular makes more sense than most other layouts like point to point. The cellular companies make more money when they control the comms (so maybe they are unwitting co-conspirators). Finally, a free and open wireless mesh might work some day, but would probably end up choked with porn with encrypted downloads. It's going to be hard to knock cellular from its perch.

45 posted on 12/10/2012 4:48:53 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: drewh
Are they solar or wind powered? </sarcasm>
46 posted on 12/10/2012 4:49:33 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: drewh

The premise of providing gov’t phones is for safety. With that in mind they should be chipped to only ring 911.


47 posted on 12/10/2012 5:14:14 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: drewh

250 free minutes of alien space signal reception time and 250 free messages to the extraterrestrial beings of your choice.


48 posted on 12/10/2012 5:21:21 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: drewh

No doubt big Obama donors are providing the phones and service and getting their pockets lined in the process.


49 posted on 12/10/2012 8:22:55 PM PST by randita
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To: drewh

California, lol!


50 posted on 12/10/2012 8:26:49 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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