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  •  Ah, but this also assumes (4+ / 0-)
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    that all have fast and reliable internet. Just spoke to someone yesterday who lives within 50 miles of a semi-large city and they told me - Do we have Internet? Cable yes, internet... HAHAHAHAHAHA surely, you jest

    Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world--and never will. Mark Twain

    by whoknu on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 06:17:55 AM PST

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    •  If only they lived near a fast food chain. (0+ / 0-)

      Or a public library. The national chains have free wi-fi in almost every location. McDonald's. Burger King. Subway. Dunkin Donuts. Etc. Almost everyone lives near one of them. And libraries are libraries.

      If they don't live near any of those, they're obtuse wilderness survivalist off-the-grid people who aren't close enough to a representation of rural America to count. Any place without a fast food chain or library is also a place without a Wal-Mart.

      Anyone with access to a Wal-Mart inherently has access to wifi/internet.

      •  'Almost everyone'? lol There speaks a city boy. I (1+ / 0-)
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        live between two small towns. 7 mi from one, (pop ~2000), and another fifteen miles north, (pop~8500). There are libraries in both of those, if I burn the fuel to run out there. But out of the 44K people in the county, more than half live more than 20 miles from a library or fast food joint. Burning fuel to go into town to just to use free wifi would cost as much as a $45/month DSL line, which most out here can't afford because the economy sucks so much.

        There are an awful lot more folks living out and away than you obviously realize, dude. If it were as easy as you seem to think, there'd be a whole lot of folks better off and a lot fewer problems.

        Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
        ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

        by FarWestGirl on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 10:57:44 AM PST

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        •  Except that (0+ / 0-)

          this "city boy" pre-empted your false debate. Those same people don't live anywhere near a Wal-Mart. And I repeat: Anyone with access to a Wal-Mart inherently has access to wifi/internet. Name  me the town with only a Wal-Mart, no chain restaurants, and no wi-fi hotspots or library.

          You also betray yourself as a city person yourself by insisting that you drive everywhere. Conspicuous fake argument is conspicuous.

          You claim to live in the absolute middle of nowhere (you don't, but you create a false argument constructed around it) where there isn't civilization, modern internet, or indeed anything for miles. And there's no jobs?

          YOU
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          •  lolol Living miles out of town, how do you think (2+ / 0-)
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            that people get around, jog? And I can name a whole lot of people with only cheap desktop computers, not laptops or tablets, so no, not so much able to avail themselves of free wifi in town.

            Done playing with the troll now, have a good one.

            Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
            ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

            by FarWestGirl on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 04:22:18 PM PST

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      •  Libraries limit the time on internet (0+ / 0-)

        and wifi at a public place is public.  These people I mentioned are not survivalists, they live and work a ranch. Here in the west we can have up to 80 miles between towns and even if you live close, there are not always fast food chains or libraries. Not even to mention, that the internet available is close to the old dial up speed.

        Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world--and never will. Mark Twain

        by whoknu on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 07:57:52 PM PST

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