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    As a former member of the US Army, please take into consideration the following:
    Today's cellphones can be used to zero in on your location, and that information can be utilized to coordinate artillery, rocket, mortar fire on your position. Today's cellphones are also vulnerable to other things, such as cloning, being used as transmitters, etc. which can be used to monitor any and all of your conversations, movements, etc. by techno-savvy people. Today's cellphones, if you are out on patrol, can betray your immediate position to a waiting enemy if it rings at the wrong time. The resultant loss of human life could be tremendous. Although I regularly oppose Draconian legislation, perhaps a regulation as outlandish as this one is what is needed to make sure the cellphones do not get turned on at the wrong time. The many soldiers often do not care about Article 15 (don't confuse that with AR15, gun-grabbers, lol) punishment, or other UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) punishments. Maybe this is what it takes to get their attention. Just a thought.
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    My thought is, any soldier dumb enough to NOT know these things or at the very least be briefed on it regularly and STILL take their phone with them on patrol or into combat are truly worthy of the title "meat shield". Granted, the enemies we're currently fighting there's little to no danger of a technology based attack in the field, but it's still good practice to follow.
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    @Robbo03712 don't get your point? If you are referring to other soldiers being that stupid that comes down to discipline not being thorough enough. If you are referring to friendlies being enemy sympathizers well...they've proven they'd rather shoot a few people at a time rather than use tech against us...they've had a decade to try.
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    @PopapillRush Dunno if they do or not. But if they do I could see the validity of the concern. They just load a remote app onto the rifle, lets you see down the scope on your phone. Tap once to fire a round, 2-finger taps for the selector switch, and spread/pinch to zoom. Switch off of it, send your message and switch right back.
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    My influence once again has been felt on Politix. I believe it was I that first coined the term Politixians. I'm so proud to see Mary put that term in one of her stories.

    :-)
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    That's pretty funny, BTW, there are no more draft boards because there is no longer a draft. Damn, OM, The USSR and now the draft. Are you sure you're only 75? LOL!
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    @earl I think the draft ended in late 60s .It is really immaterial since the post was meant to be satirical a process you do not understand .lol2u2
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    Retired navy and would leave the cell state side since many different locations had different formats. If I really needed one I would buy a prepaid if available and just give it to someone else when I left.
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    NSA and CIA don't want to have to sift through a lot of friendly chatter in hostile countries......get with the program.
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    @politixMary
    Sent this to my brother in law.
    Mj Army MP
    Will let you know his response.
    Great feature the email link from Politix, btw.
  • #53
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    Hey @Penn1699, did you hear from your brother in law? We'd love to hear from him. You (or he) can write me at mary@politix.com
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    I had no idea this law existed and will have to research it. This cannot be an absolute yes because I would have to speak to my sons father. He is a Col. so there may be no way he can participate. I've had many calls from him during his past deployments and my son has had Skype conversations with him. He is getting ready to be deployed again. This has to be the most ridiculous law I've ever heard of. How in the world could it have been passed? I've unlocked my own cell phone to many times to count. Now I'm breaking the law? That is why I'm going to have to research this law further to try to understand it's meaning.
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    Hi @BelinKS, I'd love to hear from you about whether your son would be willing to record a conversation with his phone provider. It is completely legal and would greatly help Derek Khanna in his campaign to overturn this law, which is, as you rightly say, ridiculous.
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    Oh sorry, I just realized you said your son's father, my mistake. If he has any questions he's welcome to email me at Mary@topix.com. Thanks so much for taking an interest in this. It takes the involvement of citizens like you to make sure Congress is help accountable.
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    I'm a Vet and know active service members but they would not be interested.
    I'm certain they are focused on other objectives at the moment.
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    So, Politix wants to do what other people are doing about gun control... Go out and test the voracity of those laws, eh? I think the whoe phone lockinh thing is ludicrous anyway... I should be able to buy whatever phone I want and have whatever carrier I want.
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    Why don't you just call and say you're a deploying service member and want to unlock your phone. This is kind of silly and if it is illegal, how irresponsible is it to ask service members to do this.
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    it was very telling ,with the witnesses there these idiot mind numb Democrats couldn't even muster 1 intelligent question for the eye witnesses of the massacre.. instead they tried to protect Hillary who is definitely guilty. the Democrats are a shameless disgusting bunch of anti American trash .
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    I don't have any family or friends that are employed in military. Our country is deeply suffering from games and laws such as these. What would the world be like without America? God bless America!
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