Posts Tagged ‘cell phones’

Do you like Google?

December 14, 2015 Leave a comment

With Google watching our every move, no one any longer has the privacy that they expect, at the times they should.

Forget the time old worry that people used to have, about the government implanting microchips in everyone so we all are numbered and tracked.

The government has outsmarted us. We all have a number, voluntarily and we are all tracked by satellite wherever we go,  all thanks to our New government agency, Google!

Smart phones are that chip that we all carry with us voluntarily. Hell, we not only gladly pay for them, but we even pay monthly fees for their daily use and the upkeep of the systems they use.

If that isn’t one of the best take offs of the old proverbial Trojan Horse, than I don’t know what is.

We also buy and get apps for them and blindly click accept to their user terms, without reading the rights they want us to give them.

Those rights you give to Google or the apps owner, include most anything you could imagine that would not only tell someone all about your life and what you are doing,  but also let them know everywhere you go and anywhere you have been!

So stop worrying about implanted chips, because you already have a pocket or a purse full of them, along with a phone number to go with them, and Google and our government gladly thank you for your gullibility! Suckers!





They need your help. The Salvation Army.

Times are tough, now more than ever, so please donate to your favorite charity this holiday season.
Get a receipt and claim big donations on your taxes. Thats one thing the government hasn’t taken away yet.

Remember to drop some money into the red kettles that you also see around town and patronize the stores that have them. If there isn’t a kettle the store said no to charity and didn’t allow it.

The Salvation Army has done nothing but good for many people who needed help over the years they have been around and they can use your help more than ever.

Now on another charitable note.

I’m letting them know that it’s time for a change. I know more than anyone that not many people really like change, but it’s a necessity because most old things that remain as they are seem to eventually fall by the way side.

People and society have changed since their start and so has technology. Now we have the internet, 3d copiers are in their infancy and we all have cell phones. Shute, even many kids have cell phones these days.

I mean come on already, I used to joke about their name when I was a kid and that has been a couple years ago at least.

So here is a couple ideas to help them march away from the past and into a long, meaningful future.

First lets update the name just a little. Have a nationwide contest for a year, then pick one you like and advertise it heavy, like when you hear a radio station change formats.

Next lets go casual on the uniforms. Casual is friendly.

Now, and I hate like heck to say it, but it’s time too change the red kettle to a different container for collecting. I said change wasn’t easy but how many people now days can actually say they have our have used an actual kettle.
I bet you would be lucky to find one kettle in a thousand homes now days, that’s if your lucky.

So, why not change it to a three foot tall Smart phone. Hang it from the same stand. Put a slot on top for the money. Then have a different language printed on each number key on the front. They put in the money and tap a number on the screen and the giant phone either thanks them or wishes them. a happy holiday in the selected language. Cool huh!

Make it do whatever you want but keep it fast and simple. The point is, to update it to something more people can relate to and probably relate to for many many years too come.

Now did you notice something hasn’t  changed? The bell ringer and the bell. Just like Pavlov’s dogs, there is something that says happy holidays and makes us feel secure when we hear that bell ringing every year. Never change that.

Of course I’ll help with the rest if necessary. So for now, Happy Holidays and please don’t forget to donate often.


Cell Phones are Killing Pay Phones. Over Several Million Dead!

September 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Believe it or not, not everyone has a cell phone yet. Ya I know! How do they get along without it. Well people, believe it or not, not everyone can afford to have a cell phone. Even with the free phone from the government for people with a low income,, not everyone has one.

So what does someone do if they break down or need help and their cell phone isn’t working or they don’t have one? Nothing, You are sunk, because one form of technology has killed off another form of technology.

The home phone evolved into pay phones and phone booths which actually didn’t leave anybody out. They included more people. Then the pay phone evolved into the car phone for the rich, but we kept pay phones around so everyone was still included. Then the car phone evolved into the cell phone which included more people but still not everyone. Now the cell phone is so popular it killed most car phones and is causing pay phones to fall by the wayside, even taking out some home phones as well. Since not everyone can afford one, this is leaving many people out cold who need to make a call.

There used to be a pay phone on every corner and at every gas station or convenience  store, but now with the evolution of the cell phone, the pay phone has just about vanished from the landscape along with cassette tapes and dinosaurs. This is a prime example of how technology can evolve, but when it does there are some people who are left out because all the bases weren’t covered so no one would be left behind.

Phones can break, not receive signals, or be just plain dead and when that happens to you I hope that nothing major is going on, because you will be the one who is left out and when you walk into a business to borrow their phone and they tell you no, you will be sunk just like the people who depended on pay phones have been sunk for a while now.

My proposition is as follows. Why doesn’t some smart company develop a wireless pay phone that is small and built into a small pole or something. It would still accept coins, however the only thing that would be touchable is a coin slot. It would work on voice command with the speaker enclosed in the unit. All automated with coin operation and voice command dialing. No real parts for anyone to vandalize or tamper with at all.

This would then become the new form of pay phone and once again if you needed a phone, one would be available again at most corners. Now no one would be left out any longer.

All in All, advancements in technology are generally good, as long as they doesn’t leave anyone standing along the roadside without it when it changes!