Don't destroy our county

Don't destroy our county

There are 16 comments on the Lake County Record-Bee story from Apr 22, 2010, titled Don't destroy our county. In it, Lake County Record-Bee reports that:

I have resented AT&T's attack on our county with their ugly installation of thick cables .

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Taxpayer

San Leandro, CA

#1 Apr 22, 2010
Oh my , how can we ever survive in a county with cables overhead along the roads. My god that must be terrible.

Really, why don't you quit whining. You wouldn't want to pay the taxes in Tahoe or Napa Valley and that is why you live in Lake County with its ugly overhead, just like most counties. Those cable bring a lot of money into your community and you should be glad they are there.

I nominate you to pay for putting this stuff underground. You could be man of the year or something instead of a whining pain in the ass.

“Used to be"Just Wondering"”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#2 Apr 22, 2010
Ed I have a couple of tomato sauce cans and a ball of twine for you, also the worlds smallest violin that plays the worlds saddest song. Hey if you tie a button on the ends of the string it makes the sound louder. Keep wearing that tin foil hat while driving down Soda Bay road don't want those nasty EMF waves frying your brain.
2 little 2 late

San Francisco, CA

#3 Apr 22, 2010
Sounds like a few million jobs putting the eyesores underground. Not you two in particular.
Chicken Bones

San Diego, CA

#4 Apr 22, 2010
I don' think Ed knows the cost or roadblocks accompanied with undergrounding utilities in Lake County. It's not cheap. Takes Environmental and anthropological studies not to mention the threat of run off in the streams and lakes.

Ed if you want to communicate with tin cans and smoke signals go right ahead. Rural areas need access to high speed internet. It'll create more jobs, better exposure for tourism and maybe increase the smarts in the the kids in the area. Accessibility to information Ed - don't be a stick in the mud! You might be able to find a cheaper tractor part online and put the money you saved into that dough boy pool you wanted from Walmart.

Besides, I don't see you complaining about the PGE transmission lines or roads for that matter! Those pesky black roads seem to be EVERYWHERE! What to do taking up all the land and dirt out there. And planes Ed! Who said planes could fly over our lake! Taking up all the air, moving people from coast to coast. And ED those dang WINE plants are EVERYWHERE. What happened to the native manzanita and tick brush, then they put a couple cables, a road and planes on top of it. What to do!

ED I suggest you stick to better things to complain about than them dang cables bringing the school kids information and those nice wives AMAZON.COM and the Martha Stewart webpage. Besides ED you can have access to Cabela's, John Deer and Budweiser right from your very own Lazy Boy! Think about it ED!
Chicken Bones

San Diego, CA

#5 Apr 22, 2010
Oh ED... Maybe some of the community could take some online university courses that are fed from those ugly black cables...? Keep the kids at home studying for certifications for good jobs instead of producing meth or growing pot in the hills Ed. Do you want meth and Pot in the hills or online universities and access to opportunity for the youngsters? Ed maybe, just maybe, those black cables are actually less of an eyesore than you really think when you start realizing there purpose.... Think Ed Think....
Chicken Bones wrote:
I don' think Ed knows the cost or roadblocks accompanied with undergrounding utilities in Lake County. It's not cheap. Takes Environmental and anthropological studies not to mention the threat of run off in the streams and lakes.
Ed if you want to communicate with tin cans and smoke signals go right ahead. Rural areas need access to high speed internet. It'll create more jobs, better exposure for tourism and maybe increase the smarts in the the kids in the area. Accessibility to information Ed - don't be a stick in the mud! You might be able to find a cheaper tractor part online and put the money you saved into that dough boy pool you wanted from Walmart.
Besides, I don't see you complaining about the PGE transmission lines or roads for that matter! Those pesky black roads seem to be EVERYWHERE! What to do taking up all the land and dirt out there. And planes Ed! Who said planes could fly over our lake! Taking up all the air, moving people from coast to coast. And ED those dang WINE plants are EVERYWHERE. What happened to the native manzanita and tick brush, then they put a couple cables, a road and planes on top of it. What to do!
ED I suggest you stick to better things to complain about than them dang cables bringing the school kids information and those nice wives AMAZON.COM and the Martha Stewart webpage. Besides ED you can have access to Cabela's, John Deer and Budweiser right from your very own Lazy Boy! Think about it ED!
Provocateur

San Francisco, CA

#6 Apr 23, 2010
Taxpayer: stay in the city where you belong and when you want to vacation go to san Diego with chicken bones. Around here most of us are in the current century. This is the country most residents can't get cable if they wanted it so it's satellite TV or nothing. No wires. Most everyone has turned off there land lines, ever hear of cell phones? No wires. I get my broadband wireless. It was good enough for the rest of the world to bury that fiber optic cable right down the middle of our road. But we have no access to it.
No2Reichwing

Clearlake, CA

#8 Apr 23, 2010
Well, unfortunately, there are greedy and "anxious to please important looking people" individuals running the county and businesses, combined with people who move here unwillingly because they can't afford to live in the madhouse they came from. ALSO combined with predatory speculators who view Lake County wilderness lands in terms of "What can I get out of this". That is the bottom line. It's "How can I get a piece of the pie." How much can I get that area for and how much can I exploit it for?" The 'wanna be' Donald Trumps fall all over themselves like Barney Fife and Howard when a "city man" comes to town waving dollars and speaking corporate lingo.
If it keeps up-I'll take myself and my 6 digit income elsewhere. I've lived here since the 1970's and am perfectly happy driving to Santa Rosa for things not in Lake County and shopping locally such as the Riv. Market and Kelseyville Lumber etc. I LOVED seeing the trees and brush along the road and the wonderful fresh smells in the morning and evening they bring. Much better than asphalt and plastic. The only noise of the wind in the trees-quickly becoming a rarity. I bring money to the county and I know for a fact many well insured, well incomed people have moved out partly to losing both hospitals to limited care and mostly due to the greed and mentality of those who were losers in their own neighborhoods moving here with the attitude of "That's not how they do it where I came from." If you wonder why drivers have gotten more aggressive and rude, selfish and dangerous? City transplants who fail to adapt-no refuse to adapt-they know no better, and want to drag Lake County down to their level of living.
Shagnasty

Kelseyville, CA

#9 Apr 23, 2010
There ARE fiber optic cables in the ground in Lake County.

Utility companies do not change utility lines at a whim. If, as the write says, the lines are now shorter that will make the line better.

I'd LOVE to have the option for DSL but at this time AT&T does not offer DSL to all areas in Lake County.(Imagine it - MEDICACOM would not be able to rape the ratepayers for internet service!)

The letter writer is too busy getting on his high horse to have actually TALKED with the local utility office to find out EXACTLY what and why these changes were made.(Better yet, stop by and talk with the worker, they know everything that is happening.)

My lovely view of the lake is 'enhanced' by the pole with the transformer on it (and the phone line and the cable line). Would I like underground utilities? Yes. Do I and my neighbors want to pay to have those utilities changed out? No (we're going to be too poor paying for health care reform).
Overhead cables

Waterloo, IA

#10 Apr 23, 2010
If you want the cables underground, why don't you offer to pay for it. The world will not come to a end if the cables are overhead.
warren

United States

#11 Apr 23, 2010
only in lake county..............would someone be so worried about how overhead wires look......I am more worried about all the low life scum that keeps infiltrating the county....and country.....and the meth......etc.........not wires......maybe the wired........
Richard

United States

#12 Apr 23, 2010
Shagnasty wrote:
There ARE fiber optic cables in the ground in Lake County.
Utility companies do not change utility lines at a whim. If, as the write says, the lines are now shorter that will make the line better.
I'd LOVE to have the option for DSL but at this time AT&T does not offer DSL to all areas in Lake County.(Imagine it - MEDICACOM would not be able to rape the ratepayers for internet service!)
The letter writer is too busy getting on his high horse to have actually TALKED with the local utility office to find out EXACTLY what and why these changes were made.(Better yet, stop by and talk with the worker, they know everything that is happening.)
My lovely view of the lake is 'enhanced' by the pole with the transformer on it (and the phone line and the cable line). Would I like underground utilities? Yes. Do I and my neighbors want to pay to have those utilities changed out? No (we're going to be too poor paying for health care reform).
Oh heck lets put Christmas lights on them atleast at night they would look cool ..
Jim

United States

#13 Apr 23, 2010
The Feds pay for everything in El Darado (Tahoe) and Napa Counties they won't pay for anything
here untill the spray from all are new vinyards
starts to be found in our big ole pond.In about
Thirty years. Then they will pay for ATT and PG&E
cables to be buried ..........Right ........by
then none of us will have to worry about it ...
it will be all be ours kids problem.
kindness

United States

#14 Apr 23, 2010
I agree with Ed and the rest of you, go pick on someone else !
Petty

Waterloo, IA

#15 Apr 23, 2010
If we didn't have these services, the writer would be bitching also. So many more important things to concern one with. Get over it.
Local

Ukiah, CA

#16 Apr 26, 2010
Ummmm. Yeah those "attacks" by AT&T is called technology and progress. I'm sure dirty footed hippies like yourself with your feral kids running all over the damn place, learning about the "fragile environment", teaching the importance of being a pious vegan, and not washing your own a$$ seems like a way to be in harmony with the community.
Ummm no. I like technology, internet, lights, soap, clean water, vaccinations, food sprayed with pesticides, herbicides, and that are mold free... oh yes and meat. The cuter they are the better they taste.
So stay in the dark ages of lunacy, but please don't expect the rest of society to live like a damn refugee because mother earth vomits in your ear about the "evils" of progression.
Sean

Nice, CA

#17 May 1, 2010
If you want to live in a high cost stuck up society like tahoe or napa valley and pay the cost of living there then move. There is nothing to see at kits corner except a gas station. Go a quarter mile up the highway and look at something more interesting. Is this all you people have to do???????

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