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   People don't want a cell phone tower built in their neighborhood, even if it's disguised to look like a palm tree and surrounded by real palm trees. "It would be an eyesore"

14 Nov 2012 07:55 AM   |   4878 clicks   |   AZ Family
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AmbassadorBooze     
If they don't want it, then they have proven they don't want cell service. Give people what they want! Freedom from eyesores, freedom from cell phones!

14 Nov 2012 01:09 AM
Happy Hours     
1) That doesn't look like a palm tree.
2) Palm trees are not native to Arizona.

14 Nov 2012 01:26 AM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  
I'd let them build one on my house.

14 Nov 2012 01:26 AM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  
Oh, wait. AT&T. Nevermind.

14 Nov 2012 01:27 AM
cloud_van_dame     
Cell towers in LA are frequently disguised as palm trees. Never knew that until I had a temp job for a cellular communications company.
Disguise is pretty good if I never noticed them until I knew they were there.

14 Nov 2012 01:31 AM
violentsalvation    [TotalFark]  
So don't have cell phones, dummies. They put up a fake pine tree cell tower in my town. Just one, the rest look like cell towers. It is ridiculously huge and out of place.

14 Nov 2012 01:49 AM
vossiewulf    [TotalFark]  
People in Mesa are fighting a proposed cellphone tower, demand better cell phone speed.

14 Nov 2012 02:26 AM
alienated     

cloud_van_dame: Cell towers in LA are frequently disguised as palm trees. Never knew that until I had a temp job for a cellular communications company.
Disguise is pretty good if I never noticed them until I knew they were there.


Unless you know what real trees look like. I mean- the damn things always have bright green fronds, and all other palms dont. ...

14 Nov 2012 02:44 AM
Bontesla     
What a great bunch of whining little b*tches.

14 Nov 2012 06:04 AM
xanadian    [TotalFark]  
Boy, I'd like to take NIMBY behind the shed and put a bullet in it. Some people are f*cking retarded.

14 Nov 2012 07:28 AM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  

Happy Hours: 1) That doesn't look like a palm tree.
2) Palm trees are not native to Arizona.



How about one of these jobs?

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14 Nov 2012 07:30 AM
Gulper Eel    [TotalFark]  
Funny how the people who biatch loudest about cell phone towers ruining their view have no trouble with utility poles being everywhere.

14 Nov 2012 07:34 AM
Dead for Tax Reasons     
Build a bob's big boy and hide it in one of those giant statues

14 Nov 2012 07:37 AM
tbhouston     
Same people that call and scream that they don't have coverage in their house and want you to fix it...

14 Nov 2012 07:58 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Why can't people lease roof space to the cellular companies instead of having the companies erect these monstrosities?

14 Nov 2012 08:00 AM
Kaymon     
I bet these are the same people that whine incessantly when they don't get screaming fast 5G on their 3 year old phones, too.

14 Nov 2012 08:01 AM
freewill    [TotalFark]  

cloud_van_dame: Cell towers in LA are frequently disguised as palm trees. Never knew that until I had a temp job for a cellular communications company.
Disguise is pretty good if I never noticed them until I knew they were there.


In upstate NY, I've seen a few that are meant to be disguised as evergreens, but they'll be twice as tall as all the other trees around them. It's kind of hilarious.

14 Nov 2012 08:01 AM
grokca    [TotalFark]  
Allright my cell phone works!
Now I can call and complain about that palm tree tower.

14 Nov 2012 08:01 AM
simusid     
There's a tower about 3/4 mile from my house in a residential neighborhood. It's almost impossible to see. The land owner gets $1,800/month. I'd let them put one in my front yard for that.

14 Nov 2012 08:01 AM
GORDON     
I don't understand why that would inspire so much FARK outrage. Who gives a shiat one way or another? You don't live there.

14 Nov 2012 08:04 AM
TIKIMAN87     
Sometimes ass to mouth is ok.

14 Nov 2012 08:04 AM
Nightjars     

GORDON: I don't understand why that would inspire so much FARK outrage. Who gives a shiat one way or another? You don't live there.


Probably because every area has NIMBYs, and NIMBYs are what keeps projects from ever getting done.

14 Nov 2012 08:06 AM
kwkg3ek     
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14 Nov 2012 08:08 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     
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14 Nov 2012 08:08 AM
strapp3r    [TotalFark]  
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look @ me - i is inconspicuous!

14 Nov 2012 08:10 AM
BHShaman     
Wait until everything here is like India.
People will stop biatchin about cell towers and windmills.
I won't be alive to see it, but it will come to pass.

/unless Yosemite goes first.

14 Nov 2012 08:11 AM
Burr     
Hell, I would let them put one on my land. Get a nice fat check every month, plus better service!

/my service sucks

14 Nov 2012 08:12 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

Burr: Hell, I would let them put one on my land. Get a nice fat check every month, plus better service!

/my service sucks


And cancer. Sweet, sweet cancer.

14 Nov 2012 08:13 AM
GORDON     

Nightjars: GORDON: I don't understand why that would inspire so much FARK outrage. Who gives a shiat one way or another? You don't live there.

Probably because every area has NIMBYs, and NIMBYs are what keeps projects from ever getting done.


Yeah, nothing ever gets done.

14 Nov 2012 08:13 AM
HotWingConspiracy    [TotalFark]  

freewill: cloud_van_dame: Cell towers in LA are frequently disguised as palm trees. Never knew that until I had a temp job for a cellular communications company.
Disguise is pretty good if I never noticed them until I knew they were there.

In upstate NY, I've seen a few that are meant to be disguised as evergreens, but they'll be twice as tall as all the other trees around them. It's kind of hilarious.


Yeah we have that going on downstate as well.

And the "disguise" is just a few plastic pine branches haphazardly tacked to the side of the pole. I think it actually stands out more than a plain tower would.

14 Nov 2012 08:14 AM
Zeno-25     
I don't get why people think cell towers are ugly. The weird ways they try to make them look like something else are all pretty terrible. 

/probably the same people that biatch about transmission lines that make it so we can't have a decent electrical grid

14 Nov 2012 08:16 AM
Devolving_Spud     

Relatively Obscure: I'd let them build one on my house.


I have a condo in a mid-rise building. Since we are the tallest building in the area, the cell phone companies have an array of antennae on the roof, painted the same color as the building and they blend in really well. Friends don't notice them until I point them out. And the building gets a hefty chunk of change in rent from the phone companies, which keeps our monthly HOA payments low. And I get farking WONDERFUL coverage!

So I get a kick out of the NIMBY's...

14 Nov 2012 08:17 AM
Burr     

AverageAmericanGuy: And cancer. Sweet, sweet cancer.


Link

/living causes cancer

14 Nov 2012 08:18 AM
natas6.0    [TotalFark]  
let's admit the obvious problem
...people are idiots

no cell phone for you, not yours

14 Nov 2012 08:18 AM
Burr     

GORDON: Nightjars: GORDON: I don't understand why that would inspire so much FARK outrage. Who gives a shiat one way or another? You don't live there.

Probably because every area has NIMBYs, and NIMBYs are what keeps projects from ever getting done.

Yeah, nothing ever gets done.


You think prehistoric humans ever had this problem? Like, the Urk family didn't want to see the community fire because it was an eyesore. Or that the spear that Grog carried offended them.

14 Nov 2012 08:20 AM
Mytch     

Happy Hours: 1) That doesn't look like a palm tree.
2) Palm trees are not native to Arizona.


I used to go to school off Baseline (UAT). Despite not being native, palm trees are all over the place. For being in a desert, Phoenix is surprisingly water wasteful.

/there was a waterpark next door
//walking barefoot at waterpark results in horrible foreman grill-esque foot burns
///golf course nearby

14 Nov 2012 08:24 AM
Pants full of macaroni!!     
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Years ago, evangelist Rex Humbard had this tower built as a monumental act of hubris (it was supposed to be much taller and have a revolving restaurant at the top, but that never happened). Affectionately known as "Rex's Erection", it has since met its destiny as, you guessed it, a cell phone tower.

14 Nov 2012 08:29 AM
HotWingConspiracy    [TotalFark]  

Burr: GORDON: Nightjars: GORDON: I don't understand why that would inspire so much FARK outrage. Who gives a shiat one way or another? You don't live there.

Probably because every area has NIMBYs, and NIMBYs are what keeps projects from ever getting done.

Yeah, nothing ever gets done.

You think prehistoric humans ever had this problem? Like, the Urk family didn't want to see the community fire because it was an eyesore. Or that the spear that Grog carried offended them.


Yes, but they would just fight to the death over it.

14 Nov 2012 08:29 AM
freewill    [TotalFark]  

HotWingConspiracy: And the "disguise" is just a few plastic pine branches haphazardly tacked to the side of the pole. I think it actually stands out more than a plain tower would.


Definitely. They look like the kind of artificial Christmas trees you see at a dollar store.

14 Nov 2012 08:29 AM
gadian     
I need better cell service and I've some acreage to spare. Hmm...wonder if I could just call them up and offer it.

14 Nov 2012 08:30 AM
Unknown_Poltroon     
So, stick a regular tower in there. fark EM.

14 Nov 2012 08:35 AM
UNC_Samurai     
There's one of these in Cary right along I-40.

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You can see it from the road, and if you're heading west along I-40 it sticks out like a sore thumb.

14 Nov 2012 08:39 AM
GORDON     
Outrage! Outrage over a thing that doesn't affect me! How can I work in the phrase, "Precious snowflake" into this rant!

14 Nov 2012 08:39 AM
PoochUMD     
Just put up one of these...

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Unless you hate Amurica!

14 Nov 2012 08:46 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  

vossiewulf: People in Mesa are fighting a proposed cellphone tower, demand better cell phone speed.


It's not speed, it's coverage.

14 Nov 2012 08:47 AM
ph0rk     

UNC_Samurai: There's one of these in Cary right along I-40.

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You can see it from the road, and if you're heading west along I-40 it sticks out like a sore thumb.


If by sticks out like a sore thumb you mean you notice it once or twice and ignore it, then maybe.

14 Nov 2012 08:48 AM
Headso    [TotalFark]  
So you're nonchalant, stop rubbing our noses in it.

14 Nov 2012 08:49 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  

PoochUMD: Just put up one of these...

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Unless you hate Amurica!


I think at the height required for cell phone towers, a big flag like that would probably get ripped apart by the wind, and it would interfere with the workers who would need to do repairs and maintenance up there. But I like where you're going with this.

14 Nov 2012 08:49 AM
grokca    [TotalFark]  

UNC_Samurai: There's one of these in Cary right along I-40.

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You can see it from the road, and if you're heading west along I-40 it sticks out like a sore thumb.


That doesn't look like a palm tree, no wonder you're pissed.

14 Nov 2012 08:49 AM
The_Original_Roxtar     
take petition
forward to all cell phone providers
people who have their names on the list get their service canceled, or are only ever allowed to use existing towers... no new towers will recognize their phones.

14 Nov 2012 08:49 AM
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