Should a government offer free WiFi a...

Should a government offer free WiFi across the nation?

Created by victoria1 on Feb 11, 2013

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Yes, replaces the USPS

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“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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#1 Feb 11, 2013
There is not such thing as "free" anything being provided from the government. New taxes would have to be created to pay for it.
wuzluz

Monessen, PA

#2 Feb 11, 2013
youtube.com/watch... ………… Get over it,no

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#3 Feb 11, 2013
Yes, and replace the USPS. It's time to get moving ahead.

Disagree? When is the last time the milkman delivered dairy products to your doorstep?

The world moves on - whether you want it to or not. You can either embrace the inevitable or spend a buttload of money kicking and screaming all the way.

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#4 Feb 11, 2013
EraserX wrote:
Yes, and replace the USPS. It's time to get moving ahead.
Disagree? When is the last time the milkman delivered dairy products to your doorstep?
The world moves on - whether you want it to or not. You can either embrace the inevitable or spend a buttload of money kicking and screaming all the way.
While it could replaces letters it doesn't replace package delivery.

Still have to deliver the things bought on the Internet.

Plus you still have to pay for your mail to get delivered so why should the Internet be free?

“Maiden of Mayhem”

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#5 Feb 11, 2013
EraserX wrote:
Yes, and replace the USPS. It's time to get moving ahead.
Disagree? When is the last time the milkman delivered dairy products to your doorstep?
The world moves on - whether you want it to or not. You can either embrace the inevitable or spend a buttload of money kicking and screaming all the way.
Neither the milkman nor the iceman cometh. May it's time for the postie to go as well. Deliverables can be handled by UPS and Fedex and the like. Postal service taxes should be more than enough to cover it. I pay all my bills online, do my banking, and handle my correspondence, I can't remember the last time I actually mailed something.

And most importantly, my yarn gets delivered by UPS.

“Maiden of Mayhem”

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#6 Feb 11, 2013
dragoon70056 wrote:
There is not such thing as "free" anything being provided from the government. New taxes would have to be created to pay for it.
Just use the old taxes from the Postal Service.

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#7 Feb 11, 2013
I'd rather see them ban the Internet than to make it paid for and controlled by the government while taxing us for the cst.

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#8 Feb 11, 2013
The mail was never free

The telegraph was never free

The telephone was never free

Why would anyone think wifi should be?

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#9 Feb 11, 2013
-BabyFace- wrote:
<quoted text>While it could replaces letters it doesn't replace package delivery.
Still have to deliver the things bought on the Internet.
Plus you still have to pay for your mail to get delivered so why should the Internet be free?
USPS is still delivering packages and should do so until it's not financially feasible.

The Constitution has a bit in there about establishing a postal service but that was added long before anyone thought of the internet. I would just redefine USPS' mission to include WiFi and phase out paper mail.

Nowadays, when I get my mail, I stand over the trash and chunk items one at a time. What few things I do keep could have been sent over the web.
DorkNski

Riverside, CA

#10 Feb 11, 2013
victoria1 wrote:
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Neither the milkman nor the iceman cometh. May it's time for the postie to go as well. Deliverables can be handled by UPS and Fedex and the like. Postal service taxes should be more than enough to cover it. I pay all my bills online, do my banking, and handle my correspondence, I can't remember the last time I actually mailed something.
And most importantly, my yarn gets delivered by UPS.
I was just telling my husband this yesterday. I can't remember the last time I bought a stamp and all my bills are also received and payed online!

“I know where you are,”

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#11 Feb 11, 2013
FedEx - the best and most efficient drug dealer in the world.

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#12 Feb 11, 2013
victoria1 wrote:
<quoted text>

And most importantly, my yarn gets delivered by UPS.
What sort of stories does the UPS driver tell you?

“equality for ALL means ALL”

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#14 Feb 11, 2013
As much as I would personally love it, I have to say no.

No more than they would offer free electricity or cable.

It's a utility.

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#15 Feb 11, 2013
Great White Snark wrote:
<quoted text>It's currently not financially feasible. The reason for the Saturday shut down is to save money for the pensions coming due they don't have funded.
Actually, it is. Had Congress not required the USPS to prefund those pensions, they'd be in the black right now. Which is a moot point, really - the point being is that we have the technology to do this cheaper and easier, there's no point in supporting an old industry.

“I know where you are,”

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#16 Feb 11, 2013
EraserX wrote:
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Actually, it is. Had Congress not required the USPS to prefund those pensions, they'd be in the black right now. Which is a moot point, really - the point being is that we have the technology to do this cheaper and easier, there's no point in supporting an old industry.
Try explaining that to all the coal miners in West Virginia.

:o(

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#18 Feb 11, 2013
EraserX wrote:
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What sort of stories does the UPS driver tell you?
I'm not sure, but you can probably find out watching Debbie Does Deliveries Part 6

“frequently laughing”

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#19 Feb 11, 2013
EraserX wrote:
Yes, and replace the USPS. It's time to get moving ahead.
Disagree? When is the last time the milkman delivered dairy products to your doorstep?
The world moves on - whether you want it to or not. You can either embrace the inevitable or spend a buttload of money kicking and screaming all the way.
We have hard time getting basic radio and cell coverage where I live, not sure how they would manage to provide WiFi???

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#20 Feb 11, 2013
victoria1 wrote:
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I'm not sure, but you can probably find out watching Debbie Does Deliveries Part 6
Actually, I saw that in 3D just last week.

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#21 Feb 11, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>We have hard time getting basic radio and cell coverage where I live, not sure how they would manage to provide WiFi???
Well, obviously, people like you wouldn't count.

:D

I think if the Fed spent money on infrastructure - just like they do highways and what not - it would be a better spend than keeping up the USPS.

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

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#22 Feb 11, 2013
How useful would a forum like this be if there was only one person on the entire planet with internet access?

How about 10 people, 100, 1000,.....

The value of the internet to all of us is directly proportional to the number of participants.

IF those that can afford to do so cover for those who can not, we all benefit and it's value far exceeds that of an internet controlled and limited by affluence that shuts out a large portion of humanity.

All peoples from all cultures have riches to share in the wisdom each culture acquires and passes down from generation to generation.

Knowledge is the wealth that increases in value the more we give it away. And ultimately, it is only knowledge that has any lasting value.

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