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(AZ Family)   People don't want a cell phone tower built in their neighborhood, even if it's disguised to look like a palm tree and surrounded by real palm trees. "It would be an eyesore"   (azfamily.com) divider line 86
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2012-11-14 01:09:16 AM
If they don't want it, then they have proven they don't want cell service. Give people what they want! Freedom from eyesores, freedom from cell phones!
 
2012-11-14 01:26:53 AM
1) That doesn't look like a palm tree.
2) Palm trees are not native to Arizona.
 
2012-11-14 01:26:59 AM
I'd let them build one on my house.
 
2012-11-14 01:27:34 AM
Oh, wait. AT&T. Nevermind.
 
2012-11-14 01:31:05 AM
Cell towers in LA are frequently disguised as palm trees. Never knew that until I had a temp job for a cellular communications company.
Disguise is pretty good if I never noticed them until I knew they were there.
 
2012-11-14 01:49:35 AM
So don't have cell phones, dummies. They put up a fake pine tree cell tower in my town. Just one, the rest look like cell towers. It is ridiculously huge and out of place.
 
2012-11-14 02:26:37 AM
People in Mesa are fighting a proposed cellphone tower, demand better cell phone speed.
 
2012-11-14 02:44:44 AM

cloud_van_dame: Cell towers in LA are frequently disguised as palm trees. Never knew that until I had a temp job for a cellular communications company.
Disguise is pretty good if I never noticed them until I knew they were there.


Unless you know what real trees look like. I mean- the damn things always have bright green fronds, and all other palms dont. ...
 
2012-11-14 06:04:52 AM
What a great bunch of whining little b*tches.
 
2012-11-14 07:28:52 AM
Boy, I'd like to take NIMBY behind the shed and put a bullet in it. Some people are f*cking retarded.
 
2012-11-14 07:30:23 AM

Happy Hours: 1) That doesn't look like a palm tree.
2) Palm trees are not native to Arizona.



How about one of these jobs?

www.ratchetup.com
 
2012-11-14 07:34:21 AM
Funny how the people who biatch loudest about cell phone towers ruining their view have no trouble with utility poles being everywhere.
 
2012-11-14 07:37:35 AM
Build a bob's big boy and hide it in one of those giant statues
 
2012-11-14 07:58:10 AM
Same people that call and scream that they don't have coverage in their house and want you to fix it...
 
2012-11-14 08:00:01 AM
Why can't people lease roof space to the cellular companies instead of having the companies erect these monstrosities?
 
2012-11-14 08:01:17 AM
I bet these are the same people that whine incessantly when they don't get screaming fast 5G on their 3 year old phones, too.
 
2012-11-14 08:01:19 AM

cloud_van_dame: Cell towers in LA are frequently disguised as palm trees. Never knew that until I had a temp job for a cellular communications company.
Disguise is pretty good if I never noticed them until I knew they were there.


In upstate NY, I've seen a few that are meant to be disguised as evergreens, but they'll be twice as tall as all the other trees around them. It's kind of hilarious.
 
2012-11-14 08:01:48 AM
Allright my cell phone works!
Now I can call and complain about that palm tree tower.
 
2012-11-14 08:01:54 AM
There's a tower about 3/4 mile from my house in a residential neighborhood. It's almost impossible to see. The land owner gets $1,800/month. I'd let them put one in my front yard for that.
 
2012-11-14 08:04:36 AM
I don't understand why that would inspire so much FARK outrage. Who gives a shiat one way or another? You don't live there.
 
2012-11-14 08:04:45 AM
Sometimes ass to mouth is ok.
 
2012-11-14 08:06:38 AM

GORDON: I don't understand why that would inspire so much FARK outrage. Who gives a shiat one way or another? You don't live there.


Probably because every area has NIMBYs, and NIMBYs are what keeps projects from ever getting done.
 
2012-11-14 08:08:01 AM
make it a giant dead jesus and they will approve it!

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BUT NO TREES!!! trees are an eyesore!


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2012-11-14 08:08:17 AM
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2012-11-14 08:10:29 AM
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look @ me - i is inconspicuous!
 
2012-11-14 08:11:32 AM
Wait until everything here is like India.
People will stop biatchin about cell towers and windmills.
I won't be alive to see it, but it will come to pass.

/unless Yosemite goes first.
 
2012-11-14 08:12:50 AM
Hell, I would let them put one on my land. Get a nice fat check every month, plus better service!

/my service sucks
 
2012-11-14 08:13:30 AM

Burr: Hell, I would let them put one on my land. Get a nice fat check every month, plus better service!

/my service sucks


And cancer. Sweet, sweet cancer.
 
2012-11-14 08:13:38 AM

Nightjars: GORDON: I don't understand why that would inspire so much FARK outrage. Who gives a shiat one way or another? You don't live there.

Probably because every area has NIMBYs, and NIMBYs are what keeps projects from ever getting done.


Yeah, nothing ever gets done.
 
2012-11-14 08:14:12 AM

freewill: cloud_van_dame: Cell towers in LA are frequently disguised as palm trees. Never knew that until I had a temp job for a cellular communications company.
Disguise is pretty good if I never noticed them until I knew they were there.

In upstate NY, I've seen a few that are meant to be disguised as evergreens, but they'll be twice as tall as all the other trees around them. It's kind of hilarious.


Yeah we have that going on downstate as well.

And the "disguise" is just a few plastic pine branches haphazardly tacked to the side of the pole. I think it actually stands out more than a plain tower would.
 
2012-11-14 08:16:40 AM
I don't get why people think cell towers are ugly. The weird ways they try to make them look like something else are all pretty terrible. 

/probably the same people that biatch about transmission lines that make it so we can't have a decent electrical grid
 
2012-11-14 08:17:16 AM

Relatively Obscure: I'd let them build one on my house.


I have a condo in a mid-rise building. Since we are the tallest building in the area, the cell phone companies have an array of antennae on the roof, painted the same color as the building and they blend in really well. Friends don't notice them until I point them out. And the building gets a hefty chunk of change in rent from the phone companies, which keeps our monthly HOA payments low. And I get farking WONDERFUL coverage!

So I get a kick out of the NIMBY's...
 
2012-11-14 08:18:06 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: And cancer. Sweet, sweet cancer.


Link

/living causes cancer
 
2012-11-14 08:18:23 AM
let's admit the obvious problem
...people are idiots

no cell phone for you, not yours
 
2012-11-14 08:20:46 AM

GORDON: Nightjars: GORDON: I don't understand why that would inspire so much FARK outrage. Who gives a shiat one way or another? You don't live there.

Probably because every area has NIMBYs, and NIMBYs are what keeps projects from ever getting done.

Yeah, nothing ever gets done.


You think prehistoric humans ever had this problem? Like, the Urk family didn't want to see the community fire because it was an eyesore. Or that the spear that Grog carried offended them.
 
2012-11-14 08:24:09 AM

Happy Hours: 1) That doesn't look like a palm tree.
2) Palm trees are not native to Arizona.


I used to go to school off Baseline (UAT). Despite not being native, palm trees are all over the place. For being in a desert, Phoenix is surprisingly water wasteful.

/there was a waterpark next door
//walking barefoot at waterpark results in horrible foreman grill-esque foot burns
///golf course nearby
 
2012-11-14 08:29:46 AM
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Years ago, evangelist Rex Humbard had this tower built as a monumental act of hubris (it was supposed to be much taller and have a revolving restaurant at the top, but that never happened). Affectionately known as "Rex's Erection", it has since met its destiny as, you guessed it, a cell phone tower.
 
2012-11-14 08:29:48 AM

Burr: GORDON: Nightjars: GORDON: I don't understand why that would inspire so much FARK outrage. Who gives a shiat one way or another? You don't live there.

Probably because every area has NIMBYs, and NIMBYs are what keeps projects from ever getting done.

Yeah, nothing ever gets done.

You think prehistoric humans ever had this problem? Like, the Urk family didn't want to see the community fire because it was an eyesore. Or that the spear that Grog carried offended them.


Yes, but they would just fight to the death over it.
 
2012-11-14 08:29:59 AM

HotWingConspiracy: And the "disguise" is just a few plastic pine branches haphazardly tacked to the side of the pole. I think it actually stands out more than a plain tower would.


Definitely. They look like the kind of artificial Christmas trees you see at a dollar store.
 
2012-11-14 08:30:20 AM
I need better cell service and I've some acreage to spare. Hmm...wonder if I could just call them up and offer it.
 
2012-11-14 08:35:11 AM
So, stick a regular tower in there. fark EM.
 
2012-11-14 08:39:26 AM
There's one of these in Cary right along I-40.

img.groundspeak.com

You can see it from the road, and if you're heading west along I-40 it sticks out like a sore thumb.
 
2012-11-14 08:39:41 AM
Outrage! Outrage over a thing that doesn't affect me! How can I work in the phrase, "Precious snowflake" into this rant!
 
2012-11-14 08:46:18 AM
Just put up one of these...

img222.imageshack.us

Unless you hate Amurica!
 
2012-11-14 08:47:11 AM

vossiewulf: People in Mesa are fighting a proposed cellphone tower, demand better cell phone speed.


It's not speed, it's coverage.
 
2012-11-14 08:48:14 AM

UNC_Samurai: There's one of these in Cary right along I-40.

[img.groundspeak.com image 506x595]

You can see it from the road, and if you're heading west along I-40 it sticks out like a sore thumb.


If by sticks out like a sore thumb you mean you notice it once or twice and ignore it, then maybe.
 
2012-11-14 08:49:25 AM
So you're nonchalant, stop rubbing our noses in it.
 
2012-11-14 08:49:27 AM

PoochUMD: Just put up one of these...

[img222.imageshack.us image 440x500]

Unless you hate Amurica!


I think at the height required for cell phone towers, a big flag like that would probably get ripped apart by the wind, and it would interfere with the workers who would need to do repairs and maintenance up there. But I like where you're going with this.
 
2012-11-14 08:49:40 AM

UNC_Samurai: There's one of these in Cary right along I-40.

[img.groundspeak.com image 506x595]

You can see it from the road, and if you're heading west along I-40 it sticks out like a sore thumb.


That doesn't look like a palm tree, no wonder you're pissed.
 
2012-11-14 08:49:47 AM
take petition
forward to all cell phone providers
people who have their names on the list get their service canceled, or are only ever allowed to use existing towers... no new towers will recognize their phones.
 
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