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There are 23 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jan 24, 2010, titled Residents rush to buy, learn how to use hands-free cell phone d.... In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

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Encouraging but

Las Vegas, NM

#1 Jan 25, 2010
It is encouraging that so many seem to be taking the law seriously. On the other hand, studies have shown, that even with hands free devices, talking on the cell phone is distracting and as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. When you're talking on the phone, talk on the phone and, when you're driving, DRIVE.
leonard

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Jan 25, 2010
Two hands on the wheel and still talking is still wrong. You also need your mind on the road.
Oblio

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Jan 25, 2010
Civilization, in all forms, did just fine for thousands of years without cell phones. Like many other things in recent years, they are just another time and money wasting device that creates artificial urgency.

Along with other mini electronic devices, cell phones, possibly the most useless of those types of devices, have helped create an even bigger gap in our now non-communicating society.

Certainly at times they can be helpful in emergencies, but when I see 90% of the population walking down the street with their eyes cast down, as if they have no self-esteem, and poking tiny buttons with their fingers, it makes me sad and a bit angry.

Future evolution of humans will allow for smaller brains, and skinnier, more pointed fingers and thumbs, thus allowing for easier access to lunacy such as text messaging and Twitter.

Try putting your phone away...try walking straight up and greeting the people that walk by you. You might find Face LOOK more interesting than Facebook!

Since: Jan 09

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Jan 25, 2010
Oblio wrote:
Civilization, in all forms, did just fine for thousands of years without cell phones. Like many other things in recent years, they are just another time and money wasting device that creates artificial urgency.
Along with other mini electronic devices, cell phones, possibly the most useless of those types of devices, have helped create an even bigger gap in our now non-communicating society.
Certainly at times they can be helpful in emergencies, but when I see 90% of the population walking down the street with their eyes cast down, as if they have no self-esteem, and poking tiny buttons with their fingers, it makes me sad and a bit angry.
Future evolution of humans will allow for smaller brains, and skinnier, more pointed fingers and thumbs, thus allowing for easier access to lunacy such as text messaging and Twitter.
Try putting your phone away...try walking straight up and greeting the people that walk by you. You might find Face LOOK more interesting than Facebook!
Brilliant. I am saving this post to my hard drive.
Research shows

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Jan 25, 2010
Research shows that hands-free is just as bad as a hands-on device. But most Americans are Sarah Palin-stupid and so they tend to automatically reject any reason- or experiment-based information.
Research shows

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Jan 25, 2010
Oblio wrote:
Civilization, in all forms, did just fine for thousands of years without cell phones....
However, a certain percentage of people, for thousands of years, have also found ways to become addicted, whether to alcohol, religion, heroin, food or cell phones. Natural selection will only operate to remove cell phone addicts if a) such use has a genetic component and 2) if cell phone addicts are more likely to die without reproducing and/or are more likely to kill off their offspring than are non-cell phone addicts.
LCNM

Anthony, NM

#7 Jan 25, 2010
"Research shows that hands-free is just as bad as a hands-on device. But most Americans are Sarah Palin-stupid and so they tend to automatically reject any reason- or experiment-based information"

Your Liberal research? You must be Obama-stupid!!
Encouraging but

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Jan 25, 2010
Hmmm. A Sun-News discussion based on reason and civility -- amazing. Then LCNM wakes up and decides to chime in. Oh well, too good to last.
Above 21

United States

#9 Jan 25, 2010
Dont waste your $$ on bluetooth-it sounds like your in a bucket and I will not be using one. I will continue to use my phone as usual and lower it when a cop comes around. F U Miyagashima
Aurelius

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Jan 25, 2010
Encouraging but wrote:
Hmmm. A Sun-News discussion based on reason and civility -- amazing. Then LCNM wakes up and decides to chime in. Oh well, too good to last.
And the Sarah Palin comment was sooo civil.....
lcnative

United States

#11 Jan 25, 2010
How nice for Terrence, I wish I could afford a car that sophisticated. I guess if taxpayers paid me as much money as we pay him, I could afford a car that nice. Too bad it can't assist him in determining when he's exceeding the posted speed limit.
Rocky II

Taos, NM

#12 Jan 25, 2010
Oblio wrote:
Civilization, in all forms, did just fine for thousands of years without cell phones. Like many other things in recent years, they are just another time and money wasting device that creates artificial urgency.
Along with other mini electronic devices, cell phones, possibly the most useless of those types of devices, have helped create an even bigger gap in our now non-communicating society.
Certainly at times they can be helpful in emergencies, but when I see 90% of the population walking down the street with their eyes cast down, as if they have no self-esteem, and poking tiny buttons with their fingers, it makes me sad and a bit angry.
Future evolution of humans will allow for smaller brains, and skinnier, more pointed fingers and thumbs, thus allowing for easier access to lunacy such as text messaging and Twitter.
Try putting your phone away...try walking straight up and greeting the people that walk by you. You might find Face LOOK more interesting than Facebook!
Naws wrote:
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Brilliant. I am saving this post to my hard drive.
Wow! Naws was impressed by a positive, truthful post.
Oblio

Las Cruces, NM

#13 Jan 25, 2010
I don't read Topix often, but thanks for the thoughtful responses. One might be able to tell that I am burned out on all of this kind of 'gotta have' stuff and a Luddite to boot..

If 'Naws' is impressed, I guess that must be a bonus, too, from the way it sounds. Thanks,'Naws'!

See you all at the pay phone stations!
NtT

Las Cruces, NM

#14 Jan 25, 2010
Wow, how progressive! Las Cruces is implementing its own economic stimulus plan...

...for the electronics manufacturers!
BLOOD ON HIS HANDS

Las Cruces, NM

#15 Jan 25, 2010
The private sector would like
to thank the City Council
on making this a requirement -
sales are thru the roof - which means that the city will
rake in Sales taxes - then they will rake in cash from
the fine assessments.

You see it is all about the
money.
BLOOD ON HIS HANDS

Las Cruces, NM

#16 Jan 25, 2010
Too bad the car could not advise good old CM about the lack of judgement that his
actions over the last months have shown in regards to personal travel, use of
taxpayer dollars, policy statements and of course taking three day vacations on the
city with no charge to his vacation account. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
lcnative wrote:
How nice for Terrence, I wish I could afford a car that sophisticated. I guess if taxpayers paid me as much money as we pay him, I could afford a car that nice. Too bad it can't assist him in determining when he's exceeding the posted speed limit.
Crucen

Gilbert, AZ

#17 Jan 25, 2010
Oblio wrote:
Civilization, in all forms, did just fine for thousands of years without cell phones. Like many other things in recent years, they are just another time and money wasting device that creates artificial urgency.
Along with other mini electronic devices, cell phones, possibly the most useless of those types of devices, have helped create an even bigger gap in our now non-communicating society.
Certainly at times they can be helpful in emergencies, but when I see 90% of the population walking down the street with their eyes cast down, as if they have no self-esteem, and poking tiny buttons with their fingers, it makes me sad and a bit angry.
Future evolution of humans will allow for smaller brains, and skinnier, more pointed fingers and thumbs, thus allowing for easier access to lunacy such as text messaging and Twitter.
Try putting your phone away...try walking straight up and greeting the people that walk by you. You might find Face LOOK more interesting than Facebook!
Hmmmm, try putting your computer away and reading the paper the old fashion way, in print. Call or write the soundoff with your comments.
sarahpalin

Los Lunas, NM

#18 Jan 25, 2010
WHAT the Hell does SARAH PALIN have to do with a cell phone ban!!!?? this forum is FOR IDIOTS... THAT is after i log OUT.... OUT idiots
Matt

Farmington, NM

#19 Jan 25, 2010
I'm going to continue using my phone, I just tinted my windows this last weekend. Until the City Council bans driving while applying makeup or while shaving, eating and driving, reading and driving, etc.....; then i will continue to drive and talk. I agree, just like the red-light cameras, all the city council saw when they passed this law was dollar signs. Fortunately, I live out in Radium Springs, and I'd say only 10% of my travel miles are within the city limits. However, I have many friends within the city, and be advised city council, you've lost many many votes. Good thing most of you have other jobs, because you're gonna need them! Furthermore, I always see city vehicles with their drivers attached to a cell phone. In fact, about 2 weeks ago, i saw a city driver almost rear end someone because they were texting! Clean up your own house, then come clean ours!!!

Since: Dec 09

Beijing, China

#20 Jan 26, 2010
Nothing is perfect. For the safety, you need always keep your eyes on the road condition. It is stupid to think that hands free can will guarantee safer travelling.

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