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    Google Will Restore Cell Phone Service In PR With Balloons



    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons.

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. The FCC said on Friday that 83% of cell sites remain out of service, while wireless communications company are deploying temporary sites.

    Alphabet, which announced its Project Loon in 2013 to use solar-powered, high-altitude balloons to provide internet service in remote regions, said in an FCC filing it was working to “support licensed mobile carriers’ restoration of limited communications capability” in Puerto Rico.

    Earlier on Friday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced he was forming a Hurricane Recovery Task Force with an emphasis on addressing challenges facing Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    “It is critical that we adopt a coordinated and comprehensive approach to support the rebuilding of communications infrastructure and restoration of communications services,” Pai said in statement.

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    Google to provide cell service for Puerto Rico using balloons - NY Daily News

    God bless engineers and inventors, as they work to assist the people of Puerto Rico.

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    My thoughts are that my CT friends believe that hurricane was done by the government. I am sure this google thing plays into the CT. I should never have engaged with them about all this because now it irritates me I can't get through to them. I really worry they are in like a bunker or something. How they are raising their kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    My thoughts are that my CT friends believe that hurricane was done by the government. I am sure this google thing plays into the CT. I should never have engaged with them about all this because now it irritates me I can't get through to them. I really worry they are in like a bunker or something. How they are raising their kid.
    CT meaning conspiracy theory? By what artificial means did the government mimic the effects of a Cat 4 hurricane, in their opinion?

    It is hard on children when their parents lose the plot, but most American kids have likely experienced it, at least temporarily. Y2K, the Great Recession, etc. Have they withdrawn from society?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    CT meaning conspiracy theory? By what artificial means did the government mimic the effects of a Cat 4 hurricane, in their opinion?

    It is hard on children when their parents lose the plot, but most American kids have likely experienced it, at least temporarily. Y2K, the Great Recession, etc. Have they withdrawn from society?
    Never heard of weather modification huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    CT meaning conspiracy theory? By what artificial means did the government mimic the effects of a Cat 4 hurricane, in their opinion?

    It is hard on children when their parents lose the plot, but most American kids have likely experienced it, at least temporarily. Y2K, the Great Recession, etc. Have they withdrawn from society?
    You ever stuck your arms straight out to each side of your body then twirl really fast?

    That's how hurricanes are started.

    There actually is a whole theory about the recent hurricanes (last 20 years) being man-made. It's of course interesting, but illogical and not backed by any real evidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    You ever stuck your arms straight out to each side of your body then twirl really fast?

    That's how hurricanes are started.

    There actually is a whole theory about the recent hurricanes (last 20 years) being man-made. It's of course interesting, but illogical and not backed by any real evidence.
    Like they would share that evidence.

    There is plenty out there if you want to believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Like they would share that evidence.

    There is plenty out there if you want to believe it.
    If I want to believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    If I want to believe it.
    Yep, there is no hard evidence, its not like they expose it for all to see.

    But there is plenty of circumstantial evidence to make a person question things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Yep, there is no hard evidence, its not like they expose it for all to see.

    But there is plenty of circumstantial evidence to make a person question things.
    Okay. Why not? Weather control is a fairly common trope in science fiction.

    But the physics and earth science that would be required appear to be massively beyond our current understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    My thoughts are that my CT friends believe that hurricane was done by the government. I am sure this google thing plays into the CT. I should never have engaged with them about all this because now it irritates me I can't get through to them. I really worry they are in like a bunker or something. How they are raising their kid.
    Humans lack the technology to create (much less guide) storm systems. The only technology we have for changing localized weather is cloud seeding - which rarely works.
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