Mandatory Cell-Phone Chips for PLAN Prevent Opting-Out of Alerts from Obama. Who wouldn't want to be able to receive alerts of imminent danger? No one. But who would want to be unable to "opt out"?
It's just another example of the statist one-size-fits-all philosophy. It's not hard to envision a variety of circumstances under which one may way to opt-out of automatic notices from the government.
The federal mandate for special chips to be embedded in all cell phones enables
system known as the PLAN for instantaneous broadcast of emergency
alerts such as Amber Alerts, alerts from local leaders, terrorist warnings,
natural-disaster warnings, urgent messages from Nanny Mayor
Bloomberg, and Presidential Messages from President Obama. The
acronym "PLAN" stands for "Personal
Localized Alert Networks." The chips permit cell-phone
users to "opt-out" of all such automatic messages except Presidential
Thank goodness I received the alert just in time to prevent my backsliding into
the eco-crime of depositing a glass container into the paper-only recycle
bin. I am grateful, however, that I can opt-out of special dietary
instructions from Mayor Bloomberg.
Jim is a proud descendant of 18th Century criminal exiles from England who swam to the Outer Banks when the British ship taking them to a Georgia penal colony sank in a storm near Cape Hatteras. Having the prescience to prevent their descendants from becoming "TarHeels," they immediately migrated to Virginia, where, within just a few generations they worked their way up into poverty. Jim's grandfather was the first in the family tree to see the distant horizons, but his career was cut short by severe injuries he sustained when a cousin cut down the tree.
After a brief stint in the Amry (ours) following graduation from law school, he began his legal career in the state bureaucracy but was never able to break into the federal bureaucracy. Several years later, he entered the private practice of law and co-founded a small law publishing company. Later, finding the publishing of small laws unstimulating and finding his private practice too private to be lucrative, he began writing political satire/commentary. His greatest vice is taking himself too seriously.
Although he regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education courses to lawyers, he's too-often available through he Rubber Chicken Speakers Bureau to speak on politics, satire, etc., at luncheons, dinners, root canals, funerals, etc. His speaking fees are so outrageously high they border on criminal price-gouging, but as a free-market advocate, he defends his fees on the higher moral ground of charging whatever the traffic will bear. For more information (surely more than one would want or need), go to www.PoliSat.Com.