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1 million Ohioans using
free phone program

Dayton Daily News, by Josh Sweigart

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Posted By:MDMuskrat, 9/29/2012 1:39:04 PM

A program that provides subsidized phone service to low-income individuals has nearly doubled in size in Ohio in the past year — now covering more than a million people. (snip) [E]ligibility is dependent on having a low income or being in a program such as food stamps or heating assistance, and that population is ballooning, they say. “I am unable to have a cellphone and I need one for emergencies,” said Aliesa Azbill of Dayton, (snip) She said the 250 free minutes she gets per month through SafeLink isn’t enough to use it for much more than emergencies.

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One million Democrat votes bought with money purloined from phone users who pay their bills. And only a paltry 4 hours and 10 minutes per month for emergencies. [As Michelle Malkin would say: Boo Freakin Hoo!]

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/29/2012 1:44:36 PM     (No. 8898652)

She needs 50 minutes a month for emergencies? Seriously??????


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 9/29/2012 1:44:50 PM     (No. 8898654)

These people consider these phones a direct gift from Obama. It desn't take much to buy there people off. Obama funnels billions to his donor/bundlers while these people crap happy bricks over a free phone.The program started under Bush which once again proves right wing social engineering doesn't work.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: shamrock, 9/29/2012 1:47:48 PM     (No. 8898661)

I pay $30/month for 200 minutes and I barely use ten minutes. But I'm not calling 911 everytime they are out of McNuggets. These leaches are pathetic and the ones that will riot when the goodies run out.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 9/29/2012 1:55:22 PM     (No. 8898666)

We have gone from providing what is necessarry and basic to fulfillings wants and gotta haves. 250 minutes per month! Bull pucky. (loved the McNugget comment!)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: javaboy, 9/29/2012 1:56:10 PM     (No. 8898669)

It is amazing how easy it is for the government to buy votes from their own supporters and have the entire operation paid for by their opponents.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Daisymay, 9/29/2012 2:01:32 PM     (No. 8898674)

Used to be you could buy a person's vote with a Bottle of Ripple or a pack of Cigs. Times have certainly changed!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pedro4, 9/29/2012 2:08:07 PM     (No. 8898680)

Bridge card, section 8 voucher, medicaid, food banks, cell phones. Why would an illiterate dropout try to work?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 9/29/2012 2:08:40 PM     (No. 8898681)

I hve no problem with helping homebound or genuinely poor people by providing them with landline phone for emergencies. Landlind's give 911 operators the location of the caller and are relatively inexpensive for local calls.

I can't see why we are providing cell phones with 250 minutes (more if you recruit more users)to people who can obviously are ablebodied enough to make $11 per hour "protesting."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 9/29/2012 2:14:07 PM     (No. 8898685)

More Obama slush money at work.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: klutkz, 9/29/2012 2:14:36 PM     (No. 8898686)

The clip of the black woman with the free phone proves there is a 47%.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: WAN2, 9/29/2012 2:17:49 PM     (No. 8898693)

How are "free" cell phones different from "free" flu shots for seniors? We are all hooked.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: shamrock, 9/29/2012 2:21:18 PM     (No. 8898698)

I'll tell you how #13. A free flu shot is a $20 one time deal whereas the free phone is $30-40 a month FOREVER!! That's the difference.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 9/29/2012 2:21:43 PM     (No. 8898699)

"Emergency" translates to "I'm hungry and need to order a pizza".

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Reply 14 - Posted by: snowcloud, 9/29/2012 2:29:14 PM     (No. 8898718)

Hackers wanted!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Reilly, 9/29/2012 2:42:04 PM     (No. 8898724)


There are 16 trillion reasons to cut this out.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dante, 9/29/2012 2:45:01 PM     (No. 8898726)

Anyone on this program should lose their right to vote, it's evidence of their diminished capacity.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 9/29/2012 2:46:25 PM     (No. 8898728)

Man, this woman, these people, must have a LOT of emergencies!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: lakerman1, 9/29/2012 3:08:04 PM     (No. 8898764)

#13, there is a concept in economics that talks about the common good. Flu shots are for the common good - people pass the flu on to others, and it kills thousands of people in the U.S. each year. The immunizations make good economic sense.
The cell phone - obamaphone - is a different matter. The original intent of the universal connection fee was to fund 911 service, if my memory serves me. Instead, it was distorted into a free cell phone service. (lads in the hood, dealing drugs, carry several cell phones, probably free, to deal with their druggie clientele.)
Thanks barack.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: losgatos, 9/29/2012 3:08:11 PM     (No. 8898765)

I'll pass on the free flu shot too.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nimby, 9/29/2012 3:21:54 PM     (No. 8898791)

These free phones should not be able to access anything other than police, fire, emergency, hospitals.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 9/29/2012 3:23:43 PM     (No. 8898793)

They have been running slick, innocuous ads for this program for more than two years in the Philly market. It is a disgrace, but as with every other government giveaway I'm sure it will never end.
And not for nothing #7, I thought that was Sue!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 9/29/2012 3:29:09 PM     (No. 8898808)

Free is not free. It is the free lunch mentality that has caused our economic problems in the West. The money has run out and the natural, logical, inevitable consequences of all the "free" stuff and inflated wages and benefits and other giveaways are just beginning to be felt. The party, as the saying goes, is over.

4 hours per month of "free" cellular minutes for emergencies is, of course, preposterous. That works out to about 8 minutes every single day of the month for an emergency. It would be interesting to know who came up with that number and how they arrived at it. It would be even more interesting to know the names of the bureaucrats who make such decisions. The anonymity of bureaucracy renders direct personal accountability difficult or impossible. If the names of the individuals responsible for such things were easily available, more care might be devoted to some of their decisions.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Tusker, 9/29/2012 3:43:24 PM     (No. 8898824)

Wen I bees oud uv rocks I bee usen mah Boy-Boy fone cracker! Thaz wads:

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Reply 24 - Posted by: jt26, 9/29/2012 3:43:45 PM     (No. 8898825)

Poor blacks are allowed to have free things paid for by racist white folks. Didn't you know that?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 9/29/2012 3:48:28 PM     (No. 8898838)

All part of The Plan...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/29/2012 4:07:27 PM     (No. 8898887)

Are Ipads next? I've just begun to realize there is no end to the freebies.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/29/2012 4:09:53 PM     (No. 8898890)

I'm with #18... Nothing is free. They can pay for government handouts with their vote.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: country boy, 9/29/2012 4:22:38 PM     (No. 8898914)

I'm with #18, free phone = no vote.

Or switch the whole program to phones that only dial 911.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: zapper1979, 9/29/2012 4:23:41 PM     (No. 8898915)

Oh please, I have 5 people on our phone plan with 1400 minutes & we don't come close to using it all & I have a teenager & a 23 yr old on the plan.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: snakeoil, 9/29/2012 4:24:23 PM     (No. 8898916)

Now be fair. The free phones probably aren't 4G.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 9/29/2012 4:28:34 PM     (No. 8898927)

The FCC’s basic 911 rules require wireless service providers to transmit all 911 calls to a PSAP, regardless of whether the caller subscribes to the provider’s service or not.

http://www.fcc.gov/guides/wireless-911-services

[English] You don't need a contract or phone number to make 911 call from any cellphone.

Now, why do ppl need 250 minutes or more of air time each month for "emergencies" again ?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 9/29/2012 4:42:50 PM     (No. 8898952)

Neighbor said they saw someone on the news who had 17 of these cell phones and were getting another one, about every day, from the same person in the Verizon store!

My blood pressure is still boiling from being in the grocery store this morning and the bag of bones in front of me had 4 cans of Eagle Brand milk and two big packages of pecan halves. She paid for it with a card and I could see on the bottom of the screen 'EBT transaction.'. So when the sweet young lady was checking me out and finished, I was able to say how upsetting it was to see someone on food stamps be using an EBT card to buy something to make cookies with or something to that effect. She just rolled her eyes at me. She doesn't realize SHE is paying for that too.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 9/29/2012 5:21:56 PM     (No. 8899010)

Cut this program and bring back pay phones

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ocjim, 9/29/2012 7:59:30 PM     (No. 8899262)

Most importantly you can bet that the Obama campaign is mining these phone numbers and will use the phones as leashes to turn these people into voters, although many if not most of them probably have little natural interest in voting. Manufacturing such voters is at the core of the community organizing Obama campaign.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: avmermaid, 9/29/2012 7:59:54 PM     (No. 8899266)

I also heard that a premise of this program is that they need the phones in order to get calls about jobs they have applied for. I'd like to know how often that happens and if they do get a job, is the free phone given up?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: coldoc, 9/29/2012 9:56:01 PM     (No. 8899431)

Catering to societal trash will be the undoing of our country. Wake up people. Not everybody deserves a "break". Like Dennis Miller says, "I cant help the clueless".

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Reply 37 - Posted by: hoosierblue, 9/30/2012 6:38:44 AM     (No. 8899764)

Let's go a little further #18 & #31. People who receive any benefit from the government, that they have not payed into, should not be able to vote.

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Nearly a year into the IRS scandal, we still don´t know exactly what happened—though we are finally getting an inkling. That´s thanks to the letter House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp sent this week to the Justice Department recommending a criminal probe of Lois Lerner. The average citizen might be dizzied by the torrent of confusing terms—BOLO lists, Tigta, 501(c)(4)—and the array of accusations that have made up this IRS investigation. Mr. Camp´s letter takes a step back to remind us why this matters, even as it provides compelling new information that goes to motive and method—and clarifies some of

Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 12:53:18 PM     Post Reply
STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

The five extra words that can
fix the Second Amendment

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Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:35:30 PM     Post Reply
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the


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