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  •  You do know that cell phones are optional. (2+ / 0-)
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    If you don't like the lack of privacy, don't get one.  I don't have one.  Never have. So I don't even miss it. Can't imagine why anyone thinks they have to have the fool things.

    The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

    by helfenburg on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 03:14:23 AM PDT

    •  Remember that old Steven Stills song. (0+ / 0-)

      A cell phone makes when your not with the ones you love never happen.

      When I was in Kansas I noticed black people seemed to always have cell phones. I thought that if I was black in Kansas, I would feel more comfortable in constant contact with the ones I love. Sometimes Kansas isn't the nicest of places.

      But then again when I was working before the cell phone explosion, they wanted me to carry a 2-way radio in my truck. I screamed very loudly. Now I bet all the drivers have cell phones.

      Get the 'oopsie' out of 'keep and bear arms' see GunFAIL and Gun Crazy diaries weekly.

      by 88kathy on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 04:36:46 AM PDT

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      •  People got along very nicely without having (1+ / 0-)
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        cell phones.  Can't see why everyone is suddenly convinced that they can't live without them.

        It's the power of foolishness and advertising.  

        The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

        by helfenburg on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 05:51:55 AM PDT

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        •  people once got along fine without th Internet too (1+ / 0-)
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          88kathy

          Heck, they even got along fine without TV, or automobiles, or landlines, or air conditioners, or electricity.

          (shrug)

          •  You're telling me people got along fine w/o (0+ / 0-)

            electricity. Wouldn't that have been dark.? :)

            Get the 'oopsie' out of 'keep and bear arms' see GunFAIL and Gun Crazy diaries weekly.

            by 88kathy on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 06:14:14 AM PDT

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          •  I think there's a difference between telephones in (0+ / 0-)

            general and cellphones, ifyou think about it.

            The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

            by helfenburg on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 07:07:52 AM PDT

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