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    Many providers are still providing unlimited, but once you reach a designated limit, they start slowing your connection way down. They are trying to fight people tethering computers.



    In the case of Verizon, they just charge $20 extra per month for tethering - but there's still a 2GB limit on it. I don't use tethering.
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    Pssst-I think he's really worried about all the porn.

    Oh... I didn't think of that... he's definetly in trouble now... ;):P


    Explains why the keys on the phone are so 'sticky' I guess....:)


    You forgot to mention the part where you asked me to borrow it........and pulled a houdini for 10 minutes. :P
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    seem to remember someone sending some obscene amount of texts and getting charged, who had unlimited.



    I've heard of this too; it was a T-Mobile customer. Apparently, they were on a mission to see how many texts they could send. Their bill supposedly had to be sent in a 20 lb-50 lb box.

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    I have sent ~10k texts some months, with lots of internet browsing (I have unlimited text, data and mms) and have streamed iheartradio for hours, never once had an issue.



    What's cool is if you have a radio in your car that allows you connect devices via USB you get free satellite radio. :)
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    Cool. I don't use tethering, so as you say I should be fine.

    I check my phone every now & then to see exactly how much data I'm using - but it's measured in kilobytes, not megabytes or gigs. B|

    Verizon wireless also has a really nice online interface that will show your minutes/texts/data... and it shows how much data you use in a given month... and if you have an Android Phone you can download an application that will also show all of your usage...


    I checked online - it's in kilobytes too. What Am I missing. I do have an android phone - are you talking about the 'my Verizon' app?


    Yep,,, and although it does show it in KB... determining the total usage in MB or GB just requires moving the decimal place to the left 3 (MB) or 6 (GB) places.

    Also if you "View Usage" on the account overview page (@ verizonwireless.com) there is an option under the domestic data usage to view your data usage in MB or GB... if you don't wish to do the math in your head.


    Oh yeah - DUUUUUUUUHHHHH!... :SB|

    Just over 900 MB for now - middle of the bill cycle.
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    Cool. I don't use tethering, so as you say I should be fine.

    I check my phone every now & then to see exactly how much data I'm using - but it's measured in kilobytes, not megabytes or gigs. B|

    Verizon wireless also has a really nice online interface that will show your minutes/texts/data... and it shows how much data you use in a given month... and if you have an Android Phone you can download an application that will also show all of your usage...


    I checked online - it's in kilobytes too. What Am I missing. I do have an android phone - are you talking about the 'my Verizon' app?
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    Pssst-I think he's really worried about all the porn.



    Nope. Last thing I need is a virus in my phone, capable of retrieving peoples names, numbers e-mails & addresses. I'm a bit of a security nut.
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  7. Cool. I don't use tethering, so as you say I should be fine.

    I check my phone every now & then to see exactly how much data I'm using - but it's measured in kilobytes, not megabytes or gigs. B|

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    You're so cute when you play all innocent.
    :)



    She's cute anyway you slice it.
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  9. I pay Verizon x amount of money for unlimited everything - minutes, texts & data. But I was wondering if unlimited really does mean everything. I listen to Pandora A LOT & also use my phone as a GPS - my Garmin is only for long distance trips at this point. So I'm pulling massive amounts of data.

    Any thoughts?
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    Skymama will have your asses!!
    You know who you are....

    :D:D:D



    WHAT DID I MISS?!?!?!...
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    That's the problem with the laws against video-taping or audio-taping police (varies by locale). Simply put, they don't like it. The beating was downright unwarranted and I hope the two officers are punished accordingly. Maybe the guy didn't know, or he wouldn't have invited the confrontation by getting his cell out and aiming it at them.

    If you're going to tape police action, do it discreetly, and then send the evidence to the local media anonymously. Don't make your intentions known between the two points in time, or they are liable to come after you. :S



    Like I said - fucking dirty pigs!
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    In my experience (I've crossed borders quite a few times in vehicles) only the driver gets asked questions; no other person in a car with us has never been asked anything. This was the one & only time (so far anyway).



    I guess it depends on your age. As a kid travelling with your family, then I wouldn't expect them to talk directly to you. But as an adult, I know I've never crossed the border without talking directly to an agent. Come to think of it, CBP even asks my kids questions directly.

    Maybe I'm old school...when you come to a crossing, off come the sunglasses, off goes the radio and everyone in the car pays attention to the agent...


    I haven't been a kid for a long time. ;)
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    (A few years back a friend of ours drove to Eloy and answered that question "yes." She drove a few miles away, then thought "Oh my God, I'm not a citizen, I'm a permanent resident! Should I go back?")



    No, that's like opening Pandora's box, & would be BADDD juju!...

    Thanks for telling me this by the way - my mom & are going out to Phoenix for Christmas/New Years to visit some friends, & will there I'm going to do my damndest to drive down to Eloy to get some tunnel time (although I imagine that getting any amount of block time is going to be a BITCH & half during the Holiday Boogie!) - so now I know to bring my passport, just in case. We're also going to be driving up to Vegas, so who knows if we'll be checked or not - but better safe than sorry...
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    >In my experience (I've crossed borders quite a few times in vehicles) only
    >the driver gets asked questions; no other person in a car with us has never
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    Wow. Everyone in the car gets asked stuff when we cross a STATE border here. (The Border Patrol often sets up checkpoints on the 8 between CA and AZ.) And yes, they tell you to get off the phone if you're on it.



    Wow, I've never known that state boarder checkpoints EXIST! - granted, all of my driving has been limited to the Midwest & East coast, but even still...
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    You just made me think of the last time I was crossing the boarder into Canada not too long ago. My mother pulled up to the booth, while I was in the passenger seat, talking on the phone - the female boarder patrol officer gives a dead serious look, & with a likewise serious tone of voice demands I get off the phone. If I hadn't she would have probably pulled her gun on me (I can read people very well, & don't doubt for a second she would have). :| Bitch.



    Seriously?? Are you really surprised by her reaction? You presented yourself to a border agent so that you can be interviewed to enter the country and you are on the phone??

    I'm absolutely blown away that you think that is an alright thing to do...


    In my experience (I've crossed borders quite a few times in vehicles) only the driver gets asked questions; no other person in a car with us has never been asked anything. This was the one & only time (so far anyway).
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    Hi all you fellow nuts :)

    What's the best way and place to mark a rig? I have a mirage, and talked to mirage co. about a ring cover with name stitched on. I hate to replace the cool logos on the ring covers, though :(

    I know it can still be stolen and removed, but it'd make me feel better at a busy DZ that my rig has a name on it.

    I have the reserve card marked, but I'd still like something on the actually container somewhere visible.

    Thanks for ideas.



    I only read your post, not the reast of the thread - so, this idea may have already been mentioned.

    If I were you, I would have my name or nick name stitched on either your cutaway or reserve handle.
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    I would like to see the raw unedited footage. What they did show is clearly edited. The guy did something to provoke the officers and was clearly resisting arrest. Now did it warrant the level of violence? It depends on the rest of the video.



    Unedited video on lower portion of page.

    http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-second-police-beating-txt,0,3693269.story


    FUCKING DIRTY PIGS!! >:(>:(>:(



    I just watch the raw video and decided there is a cell phone conspiracy. I have notice when the cops attack a bystander like this the individual is using a cell phone.:o


    You just made me think of the last time I was crossing the boarder into Canada not too long ago. My mother pulled up to the booth, while I was in the passenger seat, talking on the phone - the female boarder patrol officer gives a dead serious look, & with a likewise serious tone of voice demands I get off the phone. If I hadn't she would have probably pulled her gun on me (I can read people very well, & don't doubt for a second she would have). :| Bitch.
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    I would like to see the raw unedited footage. What they did show is clearly edited. The guy did something to provoke the officers and was clearly resisting arrest. Now did it warrant the level of violence? It depends on the rest of the video.



    Unedited video on lower portion of page.

    http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-second-police-beating-txt,0,3693269.story


    FUCKING DIRTY PIGS!! >:(>:(>:(
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    If he did something bad enough to provoke them then the case wouldn't have been dropped. And the prosecutors would have definitely seen the 'whole film'.

    And if he took a swing at them, then they would have a clear case.

    And there is nothing else he could have done to warrant it. Even if he called them useless fucking pigs.



    +1
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    >God knows our fate and actions before were born including the CHOICES
    >that we make . . .

    Then they are not choices, now, are they? They are merely predestined actions that you have no power over.



    No, to be fair, knowing the choice of people in a way like seeing the future, & influencing the choice are two different things. But when we speak of the bible, knowing = predestined/predetermined. So you're right, it's not a choice at all.

    Pete, I read the thing you sent me Pertaining to Romans 9:7-21 (here is the link so everyone else can read it) & would like to point out a few things (bolded & underlined for added emphasis). You say that God judges us simply on our actions, simply because he knows what we're going to do in advance. But the very article you sent me, as well as the bible itself is stating the complete opposite.

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    Truthfully, the text is not that hard to understand. The teaching is pretty clear. The problem is that we don’t like what the passage teaches.



    Right here, in the very beginning the author admits that we're not going to like what we hear - because it's not fair.

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    Paul began the chapter addressing an anticipated question: “Has God’s promise to Israel failed since so many Jews have turned away from Christ?” The answer Paul gives is, God never intended for all Jews to be saved.



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    Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand; not by works but by him who calls—she was told



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    The troubling phrase “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated” is taken from the book of Malachi. The quote is from the first verses of Malachi where God spoke to the descendents of Jacob and Esau and promised to bless Jacob (Israel) and demolish Esau (Edom). I wish the verse wasn’t here . . .but it is. It reminds us that in the end some will be saved and face God’s blessing while others will be lost and face His wrath.



    Even the article's author has a problem with this very teaching that he's trying to justify.

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    It is natural to think that God chose Jacob because God knew the kind of people Jacob and Esau were going to be. However, Paul makes it a point to say that Jacob was chosen NOT because of anything he had done or because of anything that he would do, but solely so “God’s purpose in election might stand



    So in fact its not God judging us based on what we do that he see;s beforehand, just god choosing.

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    As I said, these illustrations are not that hard to understand. Paul is saying, “Salvation is something that is given to those God chooses to give it to.”



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     In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.



    Nothing is said here of people's choice over god's will/predetermined plan.

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    What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! 15For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.



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    God told Moses that mercy and compassion are dispensed solely at God’s discretion.



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    To understand this argument we have to understand the difference between mercy and justice. Justice is getting what you deserve. For God to be universally just, He should condemn us all. We deserve to be “hated” like Esau.



    Why, Because Eve ate off a tree that god forbid her to long before any of us were born, so we have to serve time for it?... That's like you going to jail for something I did... :| Does that sound like justice to you?

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    19 One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?” 20 But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” 21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?

    In other words, “If God has already decided who will be saved, How can God hold people accountable if they don’t respond to the gospel?” Paul’s response is a little less than satisfying. He says, “Who are you to talk back to God? He made us and He can do what he wants with us.”



    This is just poor argumentation on the part of the author;; I.E god is god, therefore he can do whatever he wants without question Ask yourself if such an argument would hold up in a court of law - but instead of god we were examining a person.

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    Some people leave Romans 9 all upset. They conclude that if they take Romans 9 seriously they lose any sense of human freedom. That’s an erroneous conclusion. We will see in chapter 10 of Romans that Paul tells us that the Jews have fallen away because they did not believe. He places the responsibility squarely on their choice.



    This is faulty logic.; you can't say all that St. Paul & the writer of this article said previously, & then make this statement without the two contradicting each other. Another words, a car can't be painted all blue, but also be all black - it's either one or the other. The author's best attempts to explain/justify th above inconsistencies begin when he cites Lawrence Kohlberg's 6 stages of moral development. Even still, I don't find it sufficient enough.

    Lastly, look at John Macarthur's commentary 1Peter 1:2, which reads:

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    according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.



    Macarthur's footnote from his study bible:

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    1:2 foreknowledge. The same grammatical word is translated "foreknown" in verse 20. In both verses, the word does not refer to awareness of what is going to happen, but it clearly means a predetermined relationship in the knowledge of the Lord. God brought the salvation relationship into existence by decreeing it into existence ahead of time. Christians are foreknown for salvation the same way Christ was foreordained before the foundation of the world to be a sacrifice for sins (cf. Acts 2:23). Foreknowledge means that God planned before, not that He observed before (cf. Exodus 33:17; Jeremiah 1:5; Amos 3:2; Matthew 7:23). Thus, God pre-thought and pre-determined or predestined each Christian's salvation see notes on Romans 8:29; Ephesians 1:4).



    It is worth noting that this passage, & many others like it is the reason why people have been debating for centuries, & are in one of two camps - Calvinism and Arminianism. There are just two many contradictions & inconsistencies to explain; the bible doesn't hold together nearly as well as Christians like to claim that it does.
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