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The Federal Communications Commission’s plan to potentially lift the ban on in-flight cell phone use is being met with resistance from…Republicans. They’re worried that people might talk on their cell phones too loudly. Facepalm. It’s as if liberty is a foreign concept…in America.
From The DC:
With the Federal Communications Commission considering lifting the ban on in-flight cell-phone calls, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster announced Monday a bill to pre-empt the possibility.
“For passengers, being able to use their phones and tablets to get online or send text messages is a useful in-flight option,” Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican, said announcing his bill to prohibit in-flight cell phone communications on commercial flights. ”But if passengers are going to be forced to listen to the gossip in the aisle seat, it’s going to make for a very long flight.”
Shuster’s bill, “Prohibiting In-Flight Voice Communications on Mobile Wireless Devices Act of 2013,” would prohibit all passengers from speaking on their cell phones while in flight.
…Last month Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced that he too would introduce legislation, if it got to that point, to prevent in-flight cell phone conversations.
“Imagine two million passengers, hurtling through space, trapped in 17-inch-wide seats, yapping their innermost thoughts,” Alexander said in late November. “The Transportation Security Administration would have to hire three times as many air marshals to deal with the fistfights.”
This is so typical. Let’s look to the government for everything…even problems that don’t exist yet. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting in any way that I wouldn’t be annoyed if the person next to me was talking loudly on the cell phone as I was trying to take a nap. But, if I may, what business is it of the Federal government’s to be angry on my behalf?
This should be settled by the market. Every private airline company is perfectly capable of setting their own policies regarding in-flight calling. And as a consumer, I then have the ability to choose between airlines. We don’t need nanny government telling private companies what to do.
What saddens me even more is that Lamar Alexander is my representative (Although he’s up for reelection in 2014 and he’s got a challenger).
most cell phones can’t communicate with the towers at 36,000 feet.
I freaked over nothing
my ticket was paid
my bank account is empty
now it’s finals week
=/ Sorry, brother. I’ll be praying for you that a job & RA position come through for you.
Thanks, but there’s nothing anyone can do about the RA position unless someone quits, which won’t happen. I already got passed up twice for the position and I need the money for next semester. Maybe God has something planned for me and it’s not at this school.
Being an RA was basically my last chance to stay at this school. I live too far away from school to commute, I can’t live off campus in an apartment because I have no money, I can’t get a job for whatever reason, I maxed my available loans and got every scholarship I can receive. Still, I’m $2,000 short and neither I nor my parents can afford that. Maybe i should transfer to an in-state school or go to community college. This was supposed to never happen.