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LANDLINE PHONES: AN “ENDANGERED SPECIES”

LANDLINE PHONES: AN “ENDANGERED SPECIES”

Just as we are awakening to the health dangers of cellphones due to electromagnetic, radio, & wireless waves (not to mention tracking & spying in your pocket), now we learn Verizon & AT&T are already planning to discontinue their much safer (health-wise) LANDLINE PHONE SERVICES within seven years, by 2020!

Wow! Another “tried & true” long-loved (1877) historical & “can’t live without” invention, the wired “landline” telephone service —
like the incandescent lightbulb before it — will bite the dust in just a few more years!

And just when I was pondering getting a landline again someday. It’s one thing to have cellphones for “out & about,” but it’s another thing entirely for them to be THE ONLY CHOICE THERE IS — OR EVER WILL BE AGAIN!

When people went from horse & buggy to automobiles, at least the horses continued to exist!

I can’t imagine governments & “The Powers That Be” going totally wireless & being without ANY landline phones. What will happen to the legendary (fake) Red “Hotline” Phone in the White House? (j/k! :) )

More wireless means more cell towers which means more & more radiation being sprayed on everyone everywhere. Not good (see ElectricSense.com for starters).

Here’s the news scoop…

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7/9/13: “Telephone companies to abandon land lines” – Salon.com:
http://www.salon.com/2013/07/09/telephone_companies_abandon_copper_phone_lines_ap/

Quote:
[…]
In Washington, the Federal Communications Commission is looking at an application from the country’s largest landline phone company, AT&T Inc. … It wants to explore what a future without phone lines will look like by starting trials in yet-to-be-decided areas. […]
The FCC put together a formal task force on the issue in December, after AT&T put in its request, and has asked the company for more details.

…most phone companies aren’t set to retire their landline equipment immediately. The equipment has been bought and paid for, and there’s no real incentive to shut down a working network. He thinks phone companies will continue to use landlines for five to 10 years, suggesting that regulators have some time to figure out how to tackle the issue.

AT&T would like to have all its landline phone equipment turned off by 2020.

Verizon’s Maguire envisions a gradual phase-out, starting right now. […]
End Quote.

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I should have seen that coming but somehow I didn’t!

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Notes: Thomas Edison photo: I added the teardrop & “censored” to that pic a few years ago for this post, but the photos did not import from Posterous. Thankfully google had a copy!

10/1/10: “STOCK UP ON EDISON LIGHT BULBS!” | THE PARADISE REPORTER:
http://theparadisereporter.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/stock-up-on-edison-light-bulbs-2/

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LATEST NSA SPYING SCANDAL: So, Like, What Else Is New?

Good thorough job by The Guardian here re the *latest* (certainly not the first) NSA SPYING revelations:

6/7/13: “NSA PRISM program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and Others”:
http://guardiannews.com/world/2013/jun/06/us-tech-giants-nsa-data

Also a good blogger article here:

6/6/13: “Obama regime is spying on every phonecall, email, bank transfer, travel record of every American”:
http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/obama-regime-is-spying-on-every-phonecall-email-bank-transfer-travel-record-of-every-american/

And Infowars here:

6/7/13: “What’s Wrong With the NSA Collecting Your Phone Records?”:
http://www.infowars.com/whats-wrong-with-the-nsa-collecting-your-phone-records/

Tips from Comment Section:

  1. DavidDiPesto says:
    June 7, 2013 at 7:13 pm
    Get a phone that allows you to remove the battery. Get a ONE WAY pager that does receive only. 900MHz statewide FLEX text pagers are a great way to stay in touch. They do not have any transmitter nor can they be tracked and logged.

    When someone pages you, you can do the old fashioned thing and hunt down an old fashioned pay phone, or cary a “pay as you go phone” with the battery out. They can still record these conversations and possibly trace it back to you by either voice recognition or linking known calling patterns and contacts.

    I get the occasional funny looks when I give someone a pager number to contact me through, but after I tell them about how these phone networks are built to record, track and even spy on you from the top, many people start thinking about it and it opens up a dialog on the subject.

    What do I have to hide? That depends on what you’re getting at. I consider it a matter of human dignity and respect. I put on clothing every day to cover things up that would get me arrested if I failed to do so. I pull my blinds at night for PRIVACY. I walk down the street and expect the same respect to have PRIVACY of my whereabouts. The same goes for a one-on-one electronic conversation on the phone or the internet.

    • Anonymous says:
      June 7, 2013 at 11:23 pm
      “I consider it a matter of human dignity and respect.” Yes, that is what much of this comes down to. People who are former hostages and cult members often report that the worst part of their experience was having all of their conversations with fellow inmates recorded, as well as calls to the outside world.
  2. Anonymous says:
    June 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm
    Now would be a good time to tell friends and neighbors and coworkers, “I told you so!”

    (Lol, indeed. I always thought a good idea for my tombstone should read, “I Tried To Warn You.”)

  3. Anonymous says:
    June 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm
    If all data is collected under a mountain then why would the government need records from the phone companies? You either have the capability or you say you do but you really do not.

    (Interesting question!)

  4. skip59 says:
    June 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm
    essentially what’s taking place in the United States right now is a coup, not a violent coup, and not a million artistic coup, but nevertheless a takeover of a government, and it’s being done by the Obama administration. ——–It’s Done——–

    (Very true, a “silent” coup, though Obama is just a puppet front man, & the “coup de Jew” began many many decades ago.)

  5. Anonymous says:
    June 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm
    If you want to say something to someone in the distance without anyone snooping, I have a revolutionary idea.

    – take a piece of paper
    – take a pen
    – write a letter
    – put it on envelope and seal it
    – buy a stamp
    – send it via post office

    If you want to really make it a clandestine operation, use some commercial advertisement looking envelope.

    Voilá. The massive Matrix Big Nerd Brother is beaten.

Ha! So there you go. There is no escape, even with USPS.

Though actually, I read some few years back during the AT&T-NSA Spying Scandal that FAXING is still the safest way to communicate. I don’t know how true that is in view of the NSA’s far-reaching & apparently unstoppable tentacles. Proceed at your own risk.

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