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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Georgia to begin charging poor people for a lifeline that costs the state nothing   (ajc.com) divider line 112
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2013-10-15 04:52:31 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: Corvus: Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: The program was created during the Reagan Administration and expanded in 2005 to cover mobile phones.

So, naturally, they're called 'Obamaphones' by the baggers.

I pointed out the fact above to some teaparty nut and he said he already knew that but he said that was no reason to stop calling them "Obamaphones"

I've had pretty much the same conversation with self professed conservatives before.  There really isn't anything you can say to those people that can bring out a reasoned response on any subject.  Many of them can't even be engaged in any subject without devolving into nonsensical right wing talking points.  Not all that long ago at work, a few of us were in the break room during lunch.  I asked one girl if she could pass me the ketchup.  She picked up the Heinz bottle and, with a huge shiat-eating grin, announced "Look, one for each state!" while pointing at the 57 varieties label.  How the fark do you respond to something like that?


Hold up your empty hands and say, here's Romney's tax return.
 
2013-10-15 05:15:11 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Witty_Retort: FTFA:The controversial decision comes after reports of fraud and abuse in the federal cellphone program, called Lifeline. The program was created during the Reagan Administration and expanded in 2005 to cover mobile phones.

That looks dangerously like facts. Will the AJC be punished?

A claim that reports of fraud were made = "facts" to you?

Look how silly you are.

/not sure if serious


Oops. I didn't mean to include that first line, just the bolded.
Proofread failz.
 
2013-10-15 05:45:16 PM

namegoeshere: There are several states who govern entirely on the "F*uck Poor People" platform.


That's what they do. They do everything in their power to make the poorest and most vulnerable people in society suffer while simultaneously trying their best to blame anyone who attempts to provide even the most minimal relief for perpetuating the problem.

They're the sort of people who will break into your house, smear shiat all over your walls then scream at you for being a terrible housekeeper because your walls are filthy.
 
2013-10-15 06:28:09 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: cardex: praxcelis: I'm curious how these cases of supposed fraud a detected.  Do they follow folks around to eyeball their lifestyle?  Or do they conduct random audits (which would be of dubious legality) of subscribers?   Just looking at some random Joe on the street talking on their phone, how do you know it's a Lifeline phone?

/There's an idea.  Make the Lifeline phones ugly. I'm talking back-in-the-day brick phone ugly.  A scammer wouldn't be caught dead with one

Form what I have seen the big is is people getting 5-6 of the lifeline SIM cards then putting them into iPhones swapping out when the card runs out.

Read your cell phone contract, when I got a discount from my employer one of the things in the fine print was that in order to get the 30% off my employer has full access to my phone records at any time. Including but not limited to numbers called to and from, text message numbers but not the content of the text message, meta data including the imei number of the phones used for each call, location service information. I can see the lifeline haveing the same type of restrictions so just check the imei number for the phones if you see the same phone being used on multiple SIM cards lock it just like they do when someone puts a sim in a stolen phone and the issue fixes itself

Your employer sucks.  I get 20% off just because I have an email account that ends in mycompany.com.  Only if it's a company PROVIDED cell phone do they enforce anything close to what you describe.  And it's not even really close, or that draconian.  But you do have to deal with having AirWatch on your phone.  Which is why I won't do it.  And they can remotely wipe your phone.

But for my personal phone, they have no access to the information.  None, Nada, Zilch, Zippo.


Read the fine print it was in the 20 page terms and conditions that came up when I clicked the link in the email the phone company sent me at my work email address It was a generic t/c did not have my company's name on it any ware so I'm guessing it's the same for everyone that gets a discount form the Death Star
 
2013-10-15 06:42:14 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Witty_Retort: FTFA:The controversial decision comes after reports of fraud and abuse in the federal cellphone program, called Lifeline. The program was created during the Reagan Administration and expanded in 2005 to cover mobile phones.

That looks dangerously like facts. Will the AJC be punished?

A claim that reports of fraud were made = "facts" to you?

Look how silly you are.

/not sure if serious


I think his pertinent point is in bold, in reference to the term 'Obamacare.'
 
2013-10-15 08:05:32 PM
Two amusing things to me:
1: Bubba McDonald's real name is Lauren McDonald.
2: Everyone on this commission is a Republican, and yet two voted to not fark over the poor?
 
2013-10-15 08:16:45 PM

ristst: Rapmaster2000: The AJC is already the pinkest pinko commie rag that ever commie ragged. Our last Governor started a public spat over the paper being too negative toward the Georgia Bulldogs. I'm not making this up. An elected state executive called a press conference to denounce football coverage of his favorite team.

Not everyone in this state is a fan of the Bulldogs.  Some of us not only hate and despise that team, we celebrate with every fiber of our being each and every time they lose.

/did not go to UGA


THIS! So much this.
 
2013-10-15 08:24:32 PM

ristst: jst3p: Cleveland and San Diego have zero national championships in the "big four" pro sports in the modern era (since the formation of the NFL).

Can't argue truth.

But Atlanta teams (Braves and Falcons at least) *really* stick it to the fans.  Wins in the regular season mean nothing if they lose the critical games (CONSISTENTLY, OVER AND OVER, REPEATEDLY)

Although Cleveland did have LeBron.  The highest profile athlete Atlanta has ever had was (ahem)...Michael Vick.

/or we had them early on and traded them away before they became superstars (Brett Favre)


Well, the Braves did win it all in 95.

Granted, they only did because they were playing the only town more pathetic than them sports-wise: Cleveland.
 
2013-10-15 08:27:56 PM

ristst: jst3p: Cleveland and San Diego have zero national championships in the "big four" pro sports in the modern era (since the formation of the NFL).

Can't argue truth.

But Atlanta teams (Braves and Falcons at least) *really* stick it to the fans.  Wins in the regular season mean nothing if they lose the critical games (CONSISTENTLY, OVER AND OVER, REPEATEDLY)

Although Cleveland did have LeBron.  The highest profile athlete Atlanta has ever had was (ahem)...Michael Vick.

/or we had them early on and traded them away before they became superstars (Brett Favre)


Ahem. Hank Aaron would like a word....
 
2013-10-15 08:37:29 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, as if I cared.
 
2013-10-16 08:32:30 AM

Choestoe: Well, the Braves did win it all in 95.

Granted, they only did because they were playing the only town more pathetic than them sports-wise: Cleveland.


I work with a guy from Cleveland!  He still holds a grudge...

Choestoe:  Ahem. Hank Aaron would like a word....

Yep..although from a different era in the sport.  I do recall hearing his name as a kid, but no one else from the team got any press.  Well, maybe Phil Niekro (not much, a little) towards the end of Aaron's career.

From his Wiki page:
"He was popular in the city of Atlanta for remaining loyal to a team that often had a losing record (for example 1979, only 66 games won). He was often the only star on the Braves teams.  His 24 seasons in the major leagues without a World Series appearance is a major league record."
 
2013-10-16 09:35:22 AM

cardex: Satan's Bunny Slippers: cardex: praxcelis: I'm curious how these cases of supposed fraud a detected.  Do they follow folks around to eyeball their lifestyle?  Or do they conduct random audits (which would be of dubious legality) of subscribers?   Just looking at some random Joe on the street talking on their phone, how do you know it's a Lifeline phone?

/There's an idea.  Make the Lifeline phones ugly. I'm talking back-in-the-day brick phone ugly.  A scammer wouldn't be caught dead with one

Form what I have seen the big is is people getting 5-6 of the lifeline SIM cards then putting them into iPhones swapping out when the card runs out.

Read your cell phone contract, when I got a discount from my employer one of the things in the fine print was that in order to get the 30% off my employer has full access to my phone records at any time. Including but not limited to numbers called to and from, text message numbers but not the content of the text message, meta data including the imei number of the phones used for each call, location service information. I can see the lifeline haveing the same type of restrictions so just check the imei number for the phones if you see the same phone being used on multiple SIM cards lock it just like they do when someone puts a sim in a stolen phone and the issue fixes itself

Your employer sucks.  I get 20% off just because I have an email account that ends in mycompany.com.  Only if it's a company PROVIDED cell phone do they enforce anything close to what you describe.  And it's not even really close, or that draconian.  But you do have to deal with having AirWatch on your phone.  Which is why I won't do it.  And they can remotely wipe your phone.

But for my personal phone, they have no access to the information.  None, Nada, Zilch, Zippo.

Read the fine print it was in the 20 page terms and conditions that came up when I clicked the link in the email the phone company sent me at my work email address It was a generic t/c did not ...


nnnnope.

I sent phone company email from my work to verify.  They sent me nothing at the work addy.

Just to be sure, I took the time last night to read every single line of the TC for my phone.

nnnnnnnope, sorry, your company sucks, mine does not.
 
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