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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-15-09 02:28 PM
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148. "Many people who are laid off already have
computers.NO money there."

True. AND some computers have a chip...(persario)..which allows you to pick up wireless connection...FA*REE! ;)
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  -You know what? I wanna post a whole thread about this: Internet and Poverty JanMichael  Jun-14-09 06:44 PM   #0 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-14-09 06:47 PM   #1 
  - My library allows users ONE HOUR per computer per sign-in. n/t  Sal Minella   Jun-14-09 06:49 PM   #2 
  - Mine too.  Pharlo   Jun-14-09 07:30 PM   #31 
  - Mine only allows 15 MINUTES  Raine   Jun-15-09 02:34 AM   #78 
  - You should complain about  shimmergal   Jun-15-09 03:02 PM   #156 
  - IF there is a computer available, and if policy is enforced  Patiod   Jun-15-09 08:50 AM   #103 
  - Our library allows one hour per sign-in and there is always at least a one hour wait.  kdpeters   Jun-15-09 10:48 AM   #119 
  - Thank you  varelse   Jun-14-09 06:51 PM   #3 
  - They don't think  OKNancy   Jun-14-09 06:52 PM   #4 
  - I agree with that.  Ms. Toad   Jun-15-09 08:03 AM   #99 
     - I don't know  DissedByBush   Jun-15-09 02:03 PM   #143 
        - I don't knowhow old you are,  Ms. Toad   Jun-15-09 02:57 PM   #154 
        - WOW! You had a BICYCLE.?  bvar22   Jun-15-09 07:01 PM   #190 
           - I borrowed one  DissedByBush   Jun-15-09 10:54 PM   #192 
  - I'm with ya on this one  corpseratemedia   Jun-14-09 06:54 PM   #5 
  - Man cannot live by bread alone; Knowledge is power; and these days,  snot   Jun-14-09 06:57 PM   #6 
  - I have. Seen them by the dozens  JanMichael   Jun-14-09 07:05 PM   #8 
  - Here's one....  Edweird   Jun-14-09 07:06 PM   #9 
     - That's the one that finally set me off  JanMichael   Jun-14-09 07:08 PM   #11 
     - And he's upthread munching on popcorn.  AllieB   Jun-14-09 07:21 PM   #21 
  - thank you  wellstone dem   Jun-14-09 07:03 PM   #7 
  - Stop making sense  stevedeshazer   Jun-14-09 07:07 PM   #10 
  - Nice to see your righteous anger on this board again.  Cleita   Jun-14-09 07:09 PM   #12 
  - Nice to see your righteous anger on this board again.  Cleita   Jun-14-09 07:09 PM   #13 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-14-09 07:09 PM   #14 
  - I get sick of every word coming out of those people's mouths...holier than thou and know it alls ---  sojourner   Jun-14-09 07:14 PM   #15 
  - I am so beyond sick of people thinking they "know" what people in  JanMichael   Jun-14-09 07:16 PM   #16 
     - And having wealthier family that are pukes makes it even harder, I obviously cannot  Mnemosyne    Jun-15-09 04:48 PM   #168 
     - You're not the only one!  Raksha   Jun-15-09 05:28 PM   #177 
  - You are absolutely right. nt  woo me with science   Jun-14-09 07:16 PM   #17 
  - Must not be that poor if they can afford internet and computer  Taitertots   Jun-14-09 07:18 PM   #18 
  - Yours is the exact kind of ignorance that prompted this thread  JanMichael   Jun-14-09 07:20 PM   #19 
  - Is there any level of luxury  Taitertots   Jun-14-09 10:27 PM   #68 
     - Access to information is a "priveledge," then?  Wednesdays   Jun-14-09 11:44 PM   #72 
        - excellent point!  handmade34   Jun-15-09 11:14 AM   #122 
        - Bah...spelling. I meant "privilege"  Wednesdays   Jun-15-09 03:55 PM   #160 
  - It makes one wonder  bbinacan   Jun-14-09 07:22 PM   #23 
  - wake the hell up. Seriously. Many people who are laid off already have  JanMichael   Jun-14-09 07:25 PM   #26 
  - I see something "good" in that douches post...  armyowalgreens   Jun-14-09 07:29 PM   #30 
  - self-delete  LanternWaste   Jun-15-09 04:52 PM   #169 
  - "Many people who are laid off already have  indimuse   Jun-15-09 02:28 PM   #148 
  - You assume they have T3 in their home. There is free internet at libraries.  armyowalgreens   Jun-14-09 07:26 PM   #27 
  - That is a point I've been trying to make. n/t  bbinacan   Jun-14-09 07:29 PM   # 
  - And yet, lets assume the libraries close early...  armyowalgreens   Jun-14-09 07:34 PM   #33 
  - S/he doesn't have a response  JanMichael   Jun-14-09 07:48 PM   #39 
  - You make a good point. n/t  bbinacan   Jun-14-09 07:58 PM   #42 
  - *crickets chirping*uhhhh....  armyowalgreens   Jun-14-09 08:00 PM   #43 
  - and then, like in my city, they have to wait for the bus to go the library  corpseratemedia   Jun-14-09 10:01 PM   #66 
  - If I wanted to get to the library by bus  Ms. Toad   Jun-15-09 08:11 AM   #101 
  - What if..........  rucognizant   Jun-15-09 06:38 AM   #91 
  - And do you really  PSzymeczek   Jun-15-09 12:30 PM   #131 
  - I'm still waiting for your response to my post...  armyowalgreens   Jun-14-09 07:42 PM   #37 
  - Whenever I have tried to get online at our local library  BuelahWitch   Jun-14-09 09:46 PM   #60 
  - ... which many times is unreliable. nt  Lost-in-FL   Jun-15-09 05:55 PM   #183 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-14-09 07:29 PM   #29 
  - What are you saying?  bbinacan   Jun-14-09 08:48 PM   #51 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-14-09 09:32 PM   #57 
  - .  Tuesday Afternoon   Jun-14-09 07:49 PM   #40 
  - Spend money on computers? Why? Where?  boppers   Jun-14-09 08:16 PM   #46 
  - And people with computer access would know about those things  Wednesdays   Jun-14-09 11:50 PM   #73 
  - that's brilliant  harmonicon   Jun-15-09 10:25 AM   #114 
  - Holy crap, that's the topping on the cake!!!!  kdmorris   Jun-14-09 08:56 PM   #52 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-14-09 08:13 PM   #45 
  - My unemployed, struggling friends  ecstatic   Jun-14-09 09:30 PM   #55 
  - They're going to remain unemployed a lot longer  DoctorMyEyes   Jun-14-09 10:04 PM   #67 
  - This reveals some ignorance of reality  noamnety   Jun-14-09 09:41 PM   #58 
  - buy a computer? old ones that work aplenty...and internet can be had cheap too.  sojourner   Jun-14-09 09:57 PM   #64 
  - 'poor' is relative  handmade34   Jun-14-09 11:25 PM   #70 
  - That's the point I tried to get across  Cresent City Kid   Jun-15-09 09:41 AM   #108 
  - What about those who already have a computer, get laid off or sick and laid off?  uppityperson   Jun-15-09 02:29 AM   #77 
  - My library allows15 MINUTES  Raine   Jun-15-09 02:38 AM   #79 
  - You forgot to mention  AsahinaKimi   Jun-15-09 06:03 PM   #185 
  - The public library  Ms. Toad   Jun-15-09 11:16 AM   #123 
  - Not true  RoccoR5955   Jun-15-09 11:42 AM   #126 
  - key is "somebody with a little know-how"... not everyone is tech savy.  cap   Jun-15-09 05:53 PM   #182 
  - Prefect example of a bogus posit the RNC endorses on a regular basis....  cliffordu   Jun-15-09 12:25 PM   #129 
  - People are trying to get to the internet using dialup and  undeterred   Jun-15-09 12:27 PM   #130 
  - I used to volunteer with a program that helped poor people get computers.  Xithras   Jun-15-09 01:31 PM   #137 
  - Maybe someone gave them an outdated computer  ohheckyeah   Jun-15-09 01:44 PM   #138 
  - You can buy a working used computer setup on Craigs List for around $50  haele   Jun-15-09 03:39 PM   #157 
  - I agree wholeheartedly. Internet access is vital in this day and age.  Edweird   Jun-14-09 07:21 PM   #20 
  - they are channeling Ronald Reagan,  G_j   Jun-14-09 07:21 PM   #22 
  - Thank you, JanMichael  Metatron   Jun-14-09 07:23 PM   #24 
  - K&R.  AllieB   Jun-14-09 07:23 PM   #25 
  - Can't rec this highly enough.  JeffR   Jun-14-09 07:29 PM   #28 
  - I know  JanMichael   Jun-14-09 07:30 PM   #32 
  - I have a similar issues with attitudes about the poor and cellphones  WonderGrunion   Jun-14-09 07:35 PM   #34 
  - I'm amazed by the one name missing on this thread  sniffa   Jun-14-09 07:39 PM   #35 
  - Who?  AllieB   Jun-14-09 07:46 PM   #38 
  - Not only limited time on the computer, but half the time the computers are down,  Lars39   Jun-14-09 07:41 PM   #36 
  - Not to mention the time and money spent to get to the library.  Hissyspit   Jun-14-09 08:30 PM   #48 
  - .  LWolf   Jun-14-09 07:51 PM   #41 
  - Internet access is not really THAT expensive.  ContinentalOp   Jun-14-09 08:01 PM   #44 
  - And you can get dial-up between 5 and 10 bucks if you really must go back to that  BuelahWitch   Jun-14-09 09:53 PM   #62 
  - dial-up is free in city of Seattle! nocharge.com  freeplessinseattle   Jun-15-09 03:59 AM   #81 
     - I know that Los Angeles has (or had) something like that  harmonicon   Jun-15-09 10:36 AM   #117 
  - I don't think people understand how easy it is to "steal" internet access today.  Baikonour   Jun-14-09 08:19 PM   #47 
  - In some areas you don't even have to steal it:  noamnety   Jun-14-09 09:45 PM   #59 
  - Steal it?!?!? I give it away... No security on my home network. It's an open door.  RoccoR5955   Jun-15-09 11:31 AM   #125 
  - Our local library had to put in a bunch more computers in the past few years and  earth mom   Jun-14-09 08:35 PM   #49 
  - PREACH THAT SHIT BROTHER!!!  tkmorris   Jun-14-09 08:41 PM   #50 
  - You said what I was too much of a coward to post  kdmorris   Jun-14-09 08:58 PM   #53 
  - it's pretty piss-poor that this needs to be explained to people  Skittles   Jun-14-09 09:23 PM   #54 
  - Do you live in Myers Park? n/t  bbinacan   Jun-14-09 09:30 PM   #56 
  - Extreme Makeover was just in Indianapolis  AwakeAtLast   Jun-14-09 09:49 PM   #61 
  - The U.S. Government has made it "policy" for people to have internet access.  Kansas Wyatt   Jun-14-09 09:54 PM   #63 
  - and COLOR TVs!!!  DoctorMyEyes   Jun-14-09 09:57 PM   #65 
  - When I had next to nothing, living on tuna, ramen, chili and rice  Mythsaje   Jun-14-09 11:06 PM   #69 
  - Newspapers?! Poor people buy newspapers?!  Luminous Animal   Jun-14-09 11:43 PM   #71 
  - Right on bother!  slay   Jun-15-09 02:07 AM   #74 
  - If I had a dime for every company that told me...  moonbatmax   Jun-15-09 02:20 AM   #75 
  - Got a story for you.  byronius   Jun-15-09 02:27 AM   #76 
  - That's a great story, thanks for posting it  tkmorris   Jun-15-09 02:47 AM   #80 
  - thank you  G_j   Jun-15-09 08:09 AM   #100 
  - I stumbled your post  grahamhgreen   Jun-15-09 10:18 AM   #113 
  - You, sir,  PSzymeczek   Jun-15-09 12:40 PM   #133 
  - a lovely post  barbtries   Jun-15-09 01:06 PM   #135 
  - K&R  Senator   Jun-15-09 04:12 AM   #82 
  - kr  Norrin Radd   Jun-15-09 05:15 AM   #83 
  - Especially when you have REPUBLISCUM  durablend   Jun-15-09 05:28 AM   #84 
  - Every child needs to have access to a computer.  JDPriestly   Jun-15-09 05:45 AM   #85 
  - The cost of a computer and internet is dwarfed by the cost of living  killbotfactory   Jun-15-09 05:55 AM   #86 
  - You're right  DoctorMyEyes   Jun-15-09 06:56 AM   #94 
  - I am dirt poor I throw my neighbors ten bucks for internet service  EndersDame   Jun-15-09 05:56 AM   #87 
  - Probably said by people who just  Phentex   Jun-15-09 06:15 AM   #88 
  - My wife needs it at home for her job, I used to need it for mine.  shadowknows69   Jun-15-09 06:19 AM   #89 
  - sweet  a la izquierda   Jun-15-09 07:27 AM   #96 
  - what poor people need more than anything is empowerment . . .  OneBlueSky   Jun-15-09 06:28 AM   #90 
  - Amen!  DoctorMyEyes   Jun-15-09 06:50 AM   #93 
  - Only 20% of my city have internet access  mdmc   Jun-15-09 06:46 AM   #92 
  - Yes. Yes. Yes!  My Good Babushka   Jun-15-09 07:08 AM   #95 
  - Hell its hard not to get internet in an apartment!  EndersDame   Jun-15-09 07:32 AM   #97 
  - i agree  barbtries   Jun-15-09 07:53 AM   #98 
  - K&R!  man4allcats   Jun-15-09 08:24 AM   #102 
  - Righteous rant!  Catherine Vincent   Jun-15-09 09:01 AM   #104 
  - The bosses want the working poor to watch TV---not to educate themselves via the internet.  McCamy Taylor   Jun-15-09 09:16 AM   #105 
  - Excellent addition to this thread.  NoSheep   Jun-15-09 09:17 AM   #107 
  - Shouldn't waste money on clothes or indoor plumbing either.  Deep13   Jun-15-09 09:17 AM   #106 
  - Librarians answer to people who believe that teenager + computer = chat/porn/GTO  imdjh   Jun-15-09 09:53 AM   #109 
  - Thanks:)  Javaman   Jun-15-09 10:03 AM   #110 
  - K&R n/t  myrna minx   Jun-15-09 10:07 AM   #111 
  - EVERY person in the country should have free access to high speed internet at home - this is  grahamhgreen   Jun-15-09 10:13 AM   #112 
  - Thinking = not so popular.  redqueen   Jun-15-09 10:28 AM   #115 
  - Thank you for posting this, JanMichael  Cresent City Kid   Jun-15-09 10:34 AM   #116 
  - There are always those who think they know better than you.  Just Saying   Jun-15-09 10:39 AM   #118 
  - !!!  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-15-09 10:50 AM   #120 
  - One of these days....  CL455W4R   Jun-15-09 10:53 AM   #121 
  - Oh, God.  Wednesdays   Jun-15-09 04:03 PM   #162 
  - I am sure  handmade34   Jun-15-09 04:38 PM   #166 
  - sad commentary there, especially from Binghamton  hfojvt   Jun-15-09 05:09 PM   #175 
  - That's one reason why I have turned off security on my wireless.  RoccoR5955   Jun-15-09 11:30 AM   #124 
  - I'd love to be part of a  ohheckyeah   Jun-15-09 01:59 PM   #142 
     - I'm not part of an organization.  RoccoR5955   Jun-15-09 02:26 PM   #147 
        - Do you know of any organizations that  ohheckyeah   Jun-15-09 02:41 PM   #151 
           - In Raleigh, NC there is PurpleElephant  mnhtnbb   Jun-15-09 03:49 PM   #158 
           - maybe donorschoose.org for lower income area schools  handmade34   Jun-15-09 04:48 PM   #167 
  - My Income: $628/mo SSI + $56/mo trust fund My internet+cell phone = $112/mo  Wiley50   Jun-15-09 12:08 PM   #127 
  - I don't want your life to suck anymore!!  handmade34   Jun-15-09 04:56 PM   #170 
  - Internet access should be a public service.  gorfle   Jun-15-09 12:12 PM   #128 
  - If you are in poverty it is strongly implied that you would be better off dead  The_Casual_Observer   Jun-15-09 12:30 PM   #132 
  - Not only the poor  dotymed   Jun-15-09 02:16 PM   #145 
  - I'm currently looking for a job and MANY employers will only  Coventina   Jun-15-09 12:49 PM   #134 
  - True enough  undergroundnomore   Jun-16-09 07:52 AM   #193 
  - others pointed out  undergroundnomore   Jun-15-09 01:18 PM   #136 
  - K&R from a public library computer. nt  eppur_se_muova   Jun-15-09 01:48 PM   #139 
  - :)  snooper2   Jun-15-09 02:13 PM   #144 
     - Back atchya. nt  eppur_se_muova   Jun-15-09 02:52 PM   #153 
  - K&R  NikolaC   Jun-15-09 01:53 PM   #140 
  - KUDOS  dotymed   Jun-15-09 01:57 PM   #141 
  - Welcome to DU, dotymed! Great points!  Mnemosyne    Jun-15-09 05:19 PM   #176 
  - KNR!  indimuse   Jun-15-09 02:19 PM   #146 
  - popular as it is Jan, that's not much of an argument  hfojvt   Jun-15-09 02:32 PM   #149 
  - Furthermore,  Control-Z   Jun-15-09 02:36 PM   #150 
  - Congratulations! You've Swallowed the Illusion, Wholesale!  NashVegas   Jun-15-09 02:46 PM   #152 
  - Untrue. I got my current job through Linked In.  crispini   Jun-15-09 05:04 PM   #172 
  - I'm tired of the poor being bashed at all levels  me b zola   Jun-15-09 02:58 PM   #155 
  - I know what you mean. I have to drive a ways to get to the library.  Sequoia   Jun-15-09 03:55 PM   #159 
  - Poverty not only sucks, it's expensive as hell.  GreenEyedLefty   Jun-15-09 03:59 PM   #161 
  - Who will stand up and pay for my internet service?  monkeyshines   Jun-15-09 04:23 PM   #163 
  - You've refined the art of "who's gonna pay for all this?"  Wednesdays   Jun-15-09 05:44 PM   #180 
  - that is just nonsense  handmade34   Jun-15-09 06:44 PM   #189 
  - Those that are judging the poor so harshly are also assuming that  winyanstaz   Jun-15-09 04:24 PM   #164 
  - The bare essentials  mudplanet   Jun-15-09 04:25 PM   #165 
  - I am so glad our library has unlimited free public Wi-Fi.  crispini   Jun-15-09 05:01 PM   #171 
  - K & R - and I wish I could recommend this thread 100 times!!!  Raksha   Jun-15-09 05:05 PM   #173 
  - K&R #100  pleah   Jun-15-09 05:06 PM   #174 
  - Hah...I guess me and 99 other people  Raksha   Jun-15-09 05:33 PM   #178 
     - Glad to do it.  pleah   Jun-15-09 07:25 PM   #191 
  - Yep, even when I was  JNelson6563   Jun-15-09 05:41 PM   #179 
  - Are you saying that there are DUers telling others how to spend their money?  Lost-in-FL   Jun-15-09 05:49 PM   #181 
  - And did you know institutions that help the poor have websites?  Lost-in-FL   Jun-15-09 06:00 PM   #184 
  - I've been spending a lot of time at the library lately...  deadmessengers   Jun-15-09 06:04 PM   #186 
  - JUST A QUESTION...  AsahinaKimi   Jun-15-09 06:20 PM   #187 
     - Don't know. But, I do know that to do a real job search  JanMichael   Jun-15-09 06:23 PM   #188 
 

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