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    Re: Free cell phones are now a civil right

    The question: is the cellphone an Iphone 4?


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    Re: Free cell phones are now a civil right

    A phone serves a wider purpose - usually people default to thinking of communication with friends and family. But we all use our phones to discuss business, set up dr's appointments, call schools and daycares, make transportation plans and other such necessary arrangements - and so on.

    Without my phone - with four children - just how would I be able to do any of that? Walk to a neighbors house? I'd hate to be that neighbor. Use the internet? That's more expensive than my cellphone service.



    And what about emergency situations - I'm all the time having to call for assistance, report a situation or call someone a cab or wrecker. Tonight I had to call 911 for a mother who showed up at my house after her husband beat her in front of their children.

    I support the poor being given temporary support - so they don't have to starve to death and sell their children for quarters while they try to find a job, a better place to live, transportation to work or school - and so on. . . I see it as a practical function that aids them in their effort to become more financially solid and independent.
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    Re: Free cell phones are now a civil right

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the vast majority have a friend with a phone. What if they have no car to get to the interview? No computer to put in an online application? (many places only take online apps now)
    Well duh,
    Free Cars with Free Gas and Free Computers with Free Online Service are next!!!

    Its a RIGHT MAAAAAN!
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    Re: Free cell phones are now a civil right

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Well duh,
    Free Cars with Free Gas and Free Computers with Free Online Service are next!!!

    Its a RIGHT MAAAAAN!
    Not a 'right' - but a useful tool which will enable people to find a job, care for their children and get to work.

    If someone's going ot be living on welfare for a while they BETTER be going to school or getting a job. They BETTER take their kids to the dr's and dentist routinely - they BETTER strive ot improve things for theirselves. That is the purpose of support.
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    Re: Free cell phones are now a civil right

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    A phone serves a wider purpose - usually people default to thinking of communication with friends and family. But we all use our phones to discuss business, set up dr's appointments, call schools and daycares, make transportation plans and other such necessary arrangements - and so on.
    .... and so on being.
    "Set up meetings with our crack dealers" or for many who are gaming the system "set up meetings with our crack clients"
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Free cell phones are now a civil right

    The mindset of whatever people need is a right shows itself again. Let everyone else pay for what I need.

    Sounds great.
    Last edited by Henrin; 08-03-11 at 03:30 AM.

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    Re: Free cell phones are now a civil right

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    .... and so on being.
    "Set up meetings with our crack dealers" or for many who are gaming the system "set up meetings with our crack clients"
    Ah well: see - I was never and still am not a crack dealer or a drug addict. Even back in my days of having a pager.

    Oh snap

    Lets hope you don't wake up one day with *nothing* due to circumstances out of your control and then have to swallow your pride and head to the Health Department to sign up for foodstamps. For me - it was unbelievably humiliating as it is for many.
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    Re: Free cell phones are now a civil right

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Ah well: see - I was never and still am not a crack dealer or a drug addict. Even back in my days of having a pager.

    Oh snap

    Lets hope you don't wake up one day with *nothing* due to circumstances out of your control and then have to swallow your pride and head to the Health Department to sign up for foodstamps. For me - it was unbelievably humiliating as it is for many.
    Since we are doing personal stories of hardship, Boo hoo time, I was kicked out of my home when I got my girlfriend pregnant at 18 had to find myself into a place to live, get to paying for school, all while taking care of my new family. Looky I made it and I didn't have to use food stamps. Do I rule or what?
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    Re: Free cell phones are now a civil right

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Since we are doing personal stories of hardship, Boo hoo time, I was kicked out of my home when I got my girlfriend pregnant was 18 had to find myself into a place to live, get to paying for school, all while taking care of my new family. Looky I made it and I didn't have to use food stamps. Do I rule or what?
    Good for you. . . so because you managed to make it then everyone else must be able to do exactly the same?

    You were poor for a whlie - no doubt - does that mean you were a drug addict or just a loser? *shrug*

    You're judging people who have found theirselves in your exact situation - whether they're even going to the government for aid or not.
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    Re: Free cell phones are now a civil right

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Good for you. . . so because you managed to make it then everyone else must be able to do exactly the same?

    You were poor for a whlie - no doubt - does that mean you were a drug addict or just a loser? *shrug*

    You're judging people who have found theirselves in your exact situation - whether they're even going to the government for aid or not.
    Please spare me the I can't make it speech. I have no interest in endless excuses that you will undoubtedly condor up for these people. You will say they have nothing, but I had nothing but the clothes on my back. You will say they have no skills and pretend that is an excuse for failure, its not. Then you will go into endless amounts of other crap that I have no interest in and isn't even an excuse. Its always something, always. If they fail, its because its hard, if they succeed its always because they had some sort of advantage. I just despise this crap. All for what, to tell me I have to pay for services for these people? Please, they can get the damn **** on their own. Learn some skills, get out there, work your ****ing ass to the bone, now get to work. I have nothing else to say. If you are unwilling that is your problem. Whatever the case don't come to me.
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