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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-10 11:54 AM
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55. Or how many people will see that a neighbor is in trouble
and hope someone else calls 'cause they don't want to blow $300 on the people across the street? :(
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  -The Fat Lady Has Sung (NY Times) jody  Feb-21-10 07:43 PM   #0 
  - Jeebus. That's almost unbelievable  tishaLA   Feb-21-10 07:47 PM   #1 
  - I had the same reaction.  inna   Feb-21-10 08:12 PM   #13 
     - B-B-But changing it would be.....  Kyril Enko   Feb-22-10 12:20 AM   #29 
  - That gun will be a real help when you have a heart attack...  rfranklin   Feb-21-10 07:49 PM   #2 
  - Been there done that re heart-attack and would be dead two years if not being close to two  jody   Feb-21-10 07:52 PM   #5 
     - Amen, jody, so would my spouse.  northofdenali   Feb-22-10 11:36 AM   #53 
  - It says 'medical emergency'  Richardo   Feb-21-10 07:49 PM   #3 
  - I wonder if its covered by insurance?  bananas   Feb-21-10 11:35 PM   #28 
  - If assaulted by a criminal and a medical emergency is declared, then the victim or friend will call  jody   Feb-22-10 10:55 AM   #44 
  - Sounds like they can save even more money by not paying cop salaries  Xipe Totec   Feb-21-10 07:51 PM   #4 
  - Tracy residents should do two things  tularetom   Feb-21-10 07:52 PM   #6 
  - The city council should get rid of themselves  MadMaddie   Feb-21-10 07:57 PM   #9 
  - applies to 911 medical calls, not police calls. nt  Garbo 2004   Feb-21-10 08:09 PM   #12 
  - Shhhh. you're letting facts get in the way of firearms proliferation...  depakid   Feb-21-10 09:28 PM   #22 
  - If assaulted by a criminal and a medical emergency is declared, then someone will call 911.  jody   Feb-22-10 11:18 AM   #47 
  - ...and have the town go bankrupt so they don't have to pay out millions...  Walk away   Feb-21-10 08:27 PM   #18 
  - Well, at least they don't have to pay taxes!  gratuitous   Feb-21-10 07:54 PM   #7 
  - Fee: $36/yr for low income, & likely seniors too. $300 fee for those who don't pay annual fee  Garbo 2004   Feb-21-10 08:16 PM   #14 
  - I was thinking along the same lines  MadMaddie   Feb-21-10 08:54 PM   #20 
  - We pay a monthly fee for 911 access here in Georgia and have so for many years.  onehandle   Feb-21-10 07:56 PM   #8 
  - Interesting question, I hope some DUer has a source for how many states are like GA. n/t  jody   Feb-21-10 08:00 PM   #10 
  - The FCC seems to think it's common:  onehandle   Feb-21-10 08:09 PM   #11 
     - Umm... that charge is to run the 911  prolesunited   Feb-21-10 08:37 PM   #19 
     - It doesn't say it's for people to actually come out. It says it allows them to call.  onehandle   Feb-21-10 10:10 PM   #25 
     - It was a 'fee' on  xxqqqzme   Feb-22-10 11:34 AM   #52 
  - I've never heard of such a thing until today. n/t  eShirl   Feb-21-10 08:21 PM   #16 
  - How much per month?  KT2000   Feb-22-10 12:24 AM   #30 
  - See #11. nt  onehandle   Feb-22-10 08:07 AM   #31 
  - I've NEVER heard of a fee for 911 access.  marmar   Feb-22-10 09:40 AM   #40 
  - Note: doesn't apply to 911 police calls. Why quote article & not notice what it says? nt  Garbo 2004   Feb-21-10 08:20 PM   #15 
  - If assaulted by a criminal and a medical emergency is declared, then someone will call 911.  jody   Feb-22-10 10:56 AM   #45 
     - Your OP comments wrongly indicated that police service calls were an issue when the article  Garbo 2004   Feb-22-10 11:28 AM   #49 
        - No, they would first call to ask for emergency medical care. Obviously we are both speculating but  jody   Feb-22-10 11:40 AM   #54 
  - Tracy newspaper article when council adopted this in June 2009:  Garbo 2004   Feb-21-10 08:23 PM   #17 
  - I don't know about this. How many people will try to handle a bad situation themselves,  razorman   Feb-21-10 09:15 PM   #21 
  - Or how many people will see that a neighbor is in trouble  XemaSab   Feb-22-10 11:54 AM   #55 
     - Exactly. Put a significant amount of money on the line,  razorman   Feb-22-10 08:13 PM   #64 
  - sounds like they got themselves some Libertarians on city council  gmoney   Feb-21-10 09:35 PM   #23 
  - Well, if someone in my house were having a heart attack ...  frazzled   Feb-21-10 10:02 PM   #24 
  - This is just shameful. So much potential, but we have peaked as a nation. I  change_notfinetuning   Feb-21-10 10:23 PM   #26 
  - I think our phone bill for our cell and home line charge automatically for  glowing   Feb-21-10 10:50 PM   #27 
  - The breakdown of society becomes more evident daily.  Toots   Feb-22-10 08:11 AM   #32 
  - Suppose you call to save someone else?  CanonRay   Feb-22-10 08:29 AM   #33 
  - This is right up with the other most stupid things I have heard about.  Paper Roses   Feb-22-10 08:34 AM   #34 
  - Don't they have a clue about that little thingy in the Constitution  ChickMagic   Feb-22-10 08:40 AM   #35 
  - Those are responsibilities of the federal government  slackmaster   Feb-22-10 09:35 AM   #38 
     - Why do so many people miss your point that unless incorporated in the 14th Amendment our  jody   Feb-22-10 11:16 AM   #46 
     - Corollary point, several states contend that the federal government does not have authority under  jody   Feb-22-10 11:33 AM   #51 
     - That's true  ChickMagic   Feb-22-10 12:46 PM   #56 
  - I predict a large rise in calls to police non-emergency lines for emergencies. n/t  intheflow   Feb-22-10 09:03 AM   #36 
  - 911 calls to police not subject to the fees. nt  Garbo 2004   Feb-22-10 11:30 AM   #50 
     - That won't matter.  intheflow   Feb-22-10 04:15 PM   #59 
  - Little Jimmy falls off his bike? Nope, he was hit by a meth-crazed, hit & run driver.  JBoy   Feb-22-10 09:25 AM   #37 
  - Hell, she's back for an encore.....  marmar   Feb-22-10 09:38 AM   #39 
  - I kind of like this idea...  4_TN_TITANS   Feb-22-10 10:12 AM   #41 
  - You're assuming those folks wouldn't just pay the $36 upfront....  Barack_America   Feb-22-10 10:15 AM   #42 
  - Wow. Basic services out the door.  Jennicut   Feb-22-10 10:21 AM   #43 
  - ... sounds like the model used for Health Care Reform ...  Myrina   Feb-22-10 11:26 AM   #48 
  - So I guess your phone company will not be charging for 911 access anymore huh?  L0oniX   Feb-22-10 02:04 PM   #57 
  - We're toast.....  femrap   Feb-22-10 03:55 PM   #58 
  - Anyone think about the unintended consequences?  Statistical   Feb-22-10 04:22 PM   #60 
  - Outrageous!  Quantess   Feb-22-10 04:33 PM   #61 
  - What about ambulances? Are people entitled to have an ambulance pick them up?  lunatica   Feb-22-10 04:37 PM   #62 
  - Friedman is a whore for Wall Street's "flat earth"  Nikki Stone1   Feb-22-10 06:49 PM   #63 
 

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