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Using the Free Market to tell my cell carrier that I no longer will be paying to be tracked, recorded, etc...

EDIT: Previous Title; "Throw your cell phone in the garbage! I did & I couldn't be happier." Since some people here didn't really understand the point I was trying to make, I've changed my title to be more specific. Honestly I am not afraid of being tracked, if I was I wouldn't be online commenting constantly. I simply refuse to continue to financially support my cell carrier... why would I pay someone to track and record me?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere" - Voltaire

I celebrated the 4th this year one tiny step closer to freedom... I no longer have a cell phone and I never will again.

Most people don't understand why, so it gives me a great opportunity to plant a few "wake the hell up" seeds.

After almost 20 years handcuffed to a cell phone (Yes, I carried a Motorola "Brick" phone for a while)I am free and it feels great!

I spent my weekend in north county San Diego on the sand and in the surf- enjoying the beauty all around me. As I was getting out of the water after some really clean, fun waves, I was amazed at all the people sitting on the beach looking down at their "smart" phones- handcuffed. Did any of them even see the dolphin, the crazy guy who removed his boxers without removing his shorts first, the surfing fish, the amazing birds, the beautiful woman in the black bikini or the turquoise waves breaking in perfect little barrels? Probably not.

Oh well, at least I will no longer (voluntarily and at my own expense) spend any of my time with my wrists bound together as I bow my head in submission.

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good point

Everyone gets rid of their smart phones, a little less traffic to the DP, Ben Swann, and other liberty news. Smart phones aren't bad, just like drugs, it can be abused.

I guarantee you will still get your news

but maybe now you'll have more time to talk to people around you about the issues of liberty.

I already do talk to others about liberty

From being educated from the DP and other sites, which I read on my phone. AWWWWW! It's an endless cycle! lol

Now that your not staring at your cell phone...

...take a look around.
You're in Carlsbad, Ca.

As a former resident of Carlsbad and California, let me tell you why I left "paradise".
It's a police state.

I couldn't take it anymore! All the beach towns. LEO everywhere.

I'm sitting out on my board by the pipeline and looking at the shoreline and I see Marine Patrol in boats, Surf Nazis at the towers, Sheriffs 'copter in the sky, Park Service in a pickup, Sheriffs jeep on the beach, Cops on bicycles on the path and cops in a car up in the parking lot.
And that is only counting the ones I could identify because they wore pretty costumes and shiny badges.

No beer, no dogs, no smoking. No fun. Behave yourself and don't make any sudden moves. Punk!
Half the time the beaches were closed, with the PELEGRO! AQUA CONTAMIADO! signs everywhere.

One night we were approached by Park Service. Told us we couldn't be there.
I asked him if he had the authority to close the Pacific Ocean. That went well...<----purple----<

Do I regret moving? Nope!
I miss surfing Carlsbad, La Hoya, Cardiff, Ensanada. But I waterski here!
I miss some old friends and my job as Asst. Chef at Henri's. (Best Happy hour!). But I've made new friends.
Ok, I do miss the pig in front of the liquor store!

I could not afford to buy a home in Ca.. 120k (in 1989) would buy me a wet walled, garden level POS condo that used to be an apartment building in the 70's!!! Stack of covenants reaching the sky! Outrageous fees!
Much less than that has bought me a nice waterfront home in Florida on a Gulf access canal. 5 minutes and I'm out!

My band toured SoCal a few years back and I was playing my old stomping grounds.
Ralph and Eddies, The Sandbar, etc.
I noticed even more of a police state and even higher cost of living.
Even so, it was a great tour ending with a concert for thousands of Marines at Camp Pendelton!
And I got to hit the waves one last time at Carlsbad!
And no one went to jail...this time.

It's a police state CarlsbadDJ!!! Get out while you can! Hah-ha!

P.S. I'm keeping my iPhone. :-)

Exercise Liberty!

America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

So True

Resident of San Marcos here. Would have to say, although where I live is over the top, Carlsbad is swarming with LEOs. Sucked the fun right out of that city. I try to stay as far away as I can from Oceanside. I could only imagine. Glad to here someone successfully left here and doesn't regret it. I wish I had the courage to get the hell out of this state!!

Hi Antelmann22!

I lived in Vista/San Marcos for a while. On Estralita near the chicken farm.
I also spent a year in LA.
Inglewood - "Where The Ghetto Meets The Sea"!!!

Just too many costumes and badges for me.
Too many codes, regulations and statutes.
Not that I ever had any law troubles but,
With all that "law" running around, it was bound to happen!

At least here, we don't see the beaches crawling with LEOs. You have to call one!
Not only can we drink on the beach, they bring it out to you with a tiny umbrella!
They do not close the Gulf of Mexico on us, open 24 hrs!

You say you wish you had the courage...
Nothing to it but to do it!

I have lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Georgia, S. Carolina, Colorado twice,
Minnesota, California, New Mexico and Florida; hence the moniker...American Nomad!
Might be time for me to throw a dart at the map again!

Fort Myers Beach, Fl.

Exercise Liberty!

America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad


-If i'm bumping back this thread, but had to g back to ya. I lived right off Estralita in Vista next to a chicken farm for 3 years between 2008-2011. Right off Bella Vista Dr. Small world! I take it you used to go to Marvin's Pizza and Liquor shop? The owner is a cop himself. Other than that, the cops stay away from that area, probably the only area they need to be patrolling. Vista is also regulated to death, taxes are the highest in the county. Property taxes eating us alive. Good stuff man! Nice to meet a local!

Wow Antelman!

I lived on the corner of Estralita and Bella Vista Dr.!!! Directly across from the chicken farm/egg ranch!
Just as you make the right onto Bella Vista! 275 Estralita.
I rented there in the eighties. I am a friend of the family that owns the property. They still live there.

Glad to be there when I was, happy not to be there now!
Had a bumper sticker that said, " I Hate 78"!!!

It truly is a small world. Wow.

Exercise Liberty!

America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

I live in a total Police State

Funny how you think you don't.

For the record I live in Oceanside and honestly, one of the best conversations I had this weekend was with a Police officer in one of my favorite bars... I would rather confront an issue head on than run from it. Maybe that's just me.

Yes, I live in a Police State.

No denying that!

I do not live in a police jurisdiction, but in the county.
That does not mean I do not live in a police state.

I am a Proud Ron/Rand RepubliCAN Committeeman and
I too shake hands with the Sheriff and his deputies often.

As a Liberty Committeeman on the GOP Executive Committee,
I too confront the issues head on.

I say Bravo to both of us,
Have a Mexican Coke on me! (No Glass Bottles On The Beach!)

Exercise Liberty.

America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

Thanks for the coke

and all you do for my liberty.

On a side note, I live on a hill overlooking a major street and the only vehicles I see more than police cars... are coke trucks. Weird, scary or just sad, I'm not sure.

We have chosen to stay cell-phone free

For many reasons. There is the privacy issue, the health risk issue, and the issue of cost.

There is also an issue of being plugged in every where you go. When ever and where ever we are we constantly see people fixated on their phones. Much of the time people are sitting at a table or next to people and rather than engage in the world, they have a flashing screen in front of their eyes.

I don't have anything against technology. However I think it's detrimental to be plugged in all the time. Kids can't go anywhere without a DS, a car dvd, a cell phone, a tv, an ipad, or a computer in front of their face. It's a society much like those obese people on that movie Wall-E. If you haven't seen it, look up that scene on youtube and you'll get my drift.

It's one thing to interact on the internet, but it's a whole nother thing to take it with you where ever you go.

I grew up in a world without cell phones so I know the world won't end If I don't have one. Yeah we used to have pay phones but there also was a time when payphones were hard to come by too and people managed to survive just fine.

If you are looking for a compromise you could always keep a prepaid phone (maybe in an aluminum pouch when not in use) only for emergencies on the road. But you certainly don't need to compromise actually interacting with real people in the real world while you are out and about just to pretend to stay up date on the news or worse your face book.


Just out of...

...curiosity, do you feel the same about people who bury their heads, reading books while out in public? Reading newspapers? Most of the time I'm chilling with my phone in public, I'm reading an ebook or checking the news/DP.

I was actually pretty pleased when our pastor called for folks to stand and read the Scripture with him, from our hard copy Bibles, or the ones on our iPads and cell phones, etc. It's nice to be in a church where you can relax knowing the people around you aren't weirded out by your reading the verses from your phone. It's pretty cool to be able to quickly jump to any translation, without having a massive parallel Bible in hand.

Pros and cons, I guess :)

yes I do

if you are at a baseball game on the bleachers, at your kids concert, at dinner with your family with your head buried in anything you are missing out on the life around you.

Would you think it rude for a girl friend to pull out a book during dinner and read? Would you think your nephew at thanksgiving spending all his time texting rather than talking to the people who are in the room with him rude?

Does every kid have to have a video blasting in his face 24/7? Is it really necessary? Can they not enteract with their world...with people around them?

It matters not what the distraction is....if it takes you out of reality for the majority of your have a problem.

we are a disconnected and a sleep walking nation.... and it's sad

Well... reading an ebook or the Daily Paul on my phone usually occurs when I'm alone, traveling or just relaxing at a cafe or outdoors. If I'm with someone, I typically just use it to look up something that we're discussing like the weather forecast, a news headline, a movie time or review, what route we'd like to take on our next road trip, etc. Context is everything. :)

I have been rid of the cell

I have been rid of the cell phone for a few years..... TV for about a year....

The cell phone is a great tool. I just don't find a need for it.

TV on the other hand is a huge waste of money. I refuse to support the mainstream media. Not one cent.

I have even found I can live without Facebook, twitter, text messages, and most of the things the masses flock to.

The internet is a must! I would lose the ability to do so much without the worlds greatest reference book. A person just can't own that many how to books and manuals.

Now days when I go fishing the only thing that interrupts me is a rain cloud or an alphabet government enforcer wanting to see I paid for the right to fish on public water.

Have you heard this tune yet?

Stop using the phone and... dance !!

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Irony = guy complaining about technology on the internet

When the revolution is about to occur we'll call.... errr text.. errr never mind you'll find out about it at some point.

Not complaining @ technology at all

I'm simply using the Free Market to tell my cell carrier that I no longer will be paying to be tracked, recorded, etc...

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I agree 100%. I ditched my

I agree 100%. I ditched my cell service and opted for a trak phone. The phone was like $10 and 1200 minutes were around $80. This will last me a year. I keep it in my vehicle in case I break down somewhere or if there is an emergency...otherwise, I keep the battery out. no tracking device for me.

And, no doubt all the idiots driving/walking/standing around staring at their zombies. Sad.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Does you car have OnStar?

Surprise! You still have a cellphone and are still being tracked.

It can also both monitor and issue commands to your car's digital bus, interfering with and/or taking over control of most of your vehicle's digital electronics, including door locks, power seats and mirrors, brakes, engine control (including throttle), ... Not to mention bugging the car's interior.

Not that the authorities need a cellphone-based "emergency help system" for that. There are several ways to crack into modern cars' digital buses, including radio attacks, such as one that goes in via bugs in the protocol stack of the federally-mandated tire pressure monitoring system. (I saw a proof-of-concept for that last November at an industry conference.) There are also carjacking boxes in use that open the door locks at the push of a button, apparently via a radio attack that injects commands onto the cars' bus.

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

No OnStar on my 70mpg scooter

Or any of the vehicles at my home :)



“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Mine stays plugged in the wall

I use it for long trips and non routine times for emergency purposes. I know no numbers except family and I never answer it unless I think it could be family...when one takes a trip.

I still have a flip phone;

I still have a flip phone; its like 8 years old or something. I also typically only carry it with me when I go out somewhere. It works fine, so I have no reason to get a new one. All I do is make calls with it anyway.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Holy moly

If you see it as chains, I think you're using it wrong! lol


Ptui! Said the cave man that didn't invent the fire.

Some worship it, some tell stories around it, some use it for warmth, some to do bad things, to cook and some for laughter.

Everyone is using it so I want to go back to old ways.


A cell phone has no

A cell phone has no constitutional right to be answered.