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Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 10:39 PM EST

So do you own and control you're own cell phone tower?

No, nor do I need to. I leave it to private enterprise to provide that service without government interference.

Having worked in the insurance business vis safety standard committees, 'human life' actually has a financial value. Overhead power distribution is cheaper than European underground cables. So, more people die in the US from downed transmission cables (from hurricanes etc.,) but those fatalities are economically acceptable by 'your' legal standards. How does one therefore quantify lose of life fromm bad communications? Your on a winning argument there.

I qualify it by saying it is up to me to have certain emergency supplies and plans in place. I have water, food, gasoline, a generator, gas heaters, batteries, flashlights oil lamps, and radios. I weigh what the cost of having this against the risk of certain disasters happening just like I weigh the risk when I get in my car and drive to go see a film or the risk when I buy a Chevy Corvair instead of a Volvo. If someone is unprepared for a disaster, say tornadoes 'cause that is the danger where I live, then yes, the deaths of those who die because they were not prepared is acceptable.

So, do you or your neighbours (in a emergency or any other time) have access to Gov.com. Do you have an Amateur Radio licence (and a transceiver with USP). Have you ever been in a situation where nothing works any more and you have no drinkable water or anything else to preserve your existence?

I am unlikely to be in such a situation, but I am as prepared as my budget allows. I don't think I and my fellow citizens have the right via government mandate to impose requirements on businesses in my community (in this case, cell phone providers). Government has a place, but this is not it.

I don't like it when other people embark on an ad hominem attack (in fact I leap to the victim's defence) but in this case, I think you are a complete and utter -ignorant twit.

I don't think you are a twit just because you have been taken in by government-can-prevent-all-bad-things-happening-to-me fallacy. Nor I am not surprised by your resorting to the ad hominem fallacy. It is what people resort to when they cannot refute their opponent.

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