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  •  One wonders how many (5+ / 0-)

    of those texting or calling were simply ordering pizza (or in my case, Chinese) to be delivered.  And how many law enforcement dollar-hours are wasted poring over such plebian crap.

    My cell usually remains at home, turned off.  If I am ordering Chinese delivered, I turn it on (but am still at home).  Sometimes I try to get a new job...cell goes with me.  If I am meeting someone, cell might go with me.

    But mostly, cell stays at home, turned off.

    I spent 12 years in corporate, working the phones for a good chunk of my day.  I really don't need to deal with it given the shit job I now have.  And the fact that it can be surveilled w/out warrants, for no goddamn good reason, whether I use it illegally or not (and no, I got nuthin' ta hide, so there, ya scumbag DAs) means that I KEEP it turned off.

    Except when the guy from the Chinese restaurant is due.  ;-D

    To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

    by Youffraita on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 11:05:39 PM PDT

    •  I vaguely remember something fro Bush era about (3+ / 0-)
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      trying to track people who buy/order Tabouli or some Middle Eastern food to identify potential terrorists. Beware, with saber-rattling against China ratcheting up..... you might be suspected for ordering Chinese food.

      "The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out”. - George Carlin

      by Funkygal on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 01:45:50 AM PDT

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      •  Ordered Hunan when s/he usually orders Szechuan. (0+ / 0-)

        Verrry interrresting.

        There was actually an ad campaign for a big carrier's phone store chain years ago, where the tag line was "We have ways to make you talk."

        The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

        by lotlizard on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 03:48:56 AM PDT

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