I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
And man I know you want to go all over this "we should do this because its humans business" but I really really don't care one bit.
Last edited by Henrin; 08-03-11 at 03:37 PM.
Creating rights is fun stuff.
When do we get free cars?
Free cell phones for the needy drawing both cheers and jeers - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Assurance Wireless, which is in 26 states and Washington, D.C., started in Pennsylvania in February and is now being publicized in newspaper, TV and radio ads.....SafeLink, which has been available to Pennsylvanians for three years, is in 39 states."
Apparently, other states have been doing this for a while. I didn't even realize it. But then again, in my home state we pay more money for our cable which was SUPPOSED to be going towards free cable for the same target population as these cell phones (however, due to our um less than trustworthy local government officials, they never saw a dime of it and the money went somewhere else. sigh).
After reading this article I can see why this would be a nice gesture, but I think people are relying on government for too many services and not willing to pay the price... We're continuing to dig ourselves in a hole and developing more unsustainable habits. I don't know the breakdown of the finances, but from the sounds of it our government is just taking on more and more responsibility that we should be taking caring of ourselves... I'm all about helping the less fortunate, but I think this is a bit of a stretch....
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