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on Sep 13, 2007
It's amazing what money and power can do.
There goes the end to peaceful sleep in Mountain View. Get ready to hear the giant roar of a 767 at 3am. This sounds like Larry Ellison and his Gulf Stream jet at San Jose all over again. Anyone else tired of all this rule bending for billionaires? Why weren't us lowly little residents consulted about this? Seems money and money alone is what talks in this town.
I live on Easy Street within close walking distance to Moffett Field and I would like to know whether we live in a republic or in a dictatorship where the rich can do whatever they like?
P.S. Hey MV Voice, according to your map I don't live in any neighborhood at all. Please fix your map!
What's next, escorted motorcades through the city because they don't want to be bothered stopping at red lights? More and more Google is beginning to fall out of favor with me.
Exactly - next thing we know, Larry Ellison will be making a "donation" (bribe) to NASA/Moffett and landing his jet(s). Do we still live in a democracy?
Ugh. Not cool Google.
How quickly we all forget what life was like, and how time consuming it was to gather information in the not-too-distant past. I think that the least we can do in appreciation for the great gift that they've given us (namely time . . . the stuff that life is made of) is to graciously allow them a few perks. With the time that they save by using Moffett, who knows what wonders may be in store for us in the future?
Great gift? Google archives every single search that you've done using their site. At any point in time, they can produce a record of all your searches. Who knows what they'll do with this information. The possibilities are frightening. Their "gift" comes with a price and it's a price I suggest we use with caution.
stop your crying. You live in silicon valley! Technology Capitol of the United States if not the world. I wonder how many of you use the free wifi provided by google. Or walk through some of the public parks sponsered by google. Some of you probably own stock and are receiving a nice return on your investment, thanks to google. Stop crying, suck it up, or move to the suburbs where technology isn't so rampid.
If you think google provided free WiFi for you, you're suffering from solipsism. Nice spelling on "rampant" by the way.
My last say on the matter: Beware of Geeks bearing gifts.
NASA Space act did not envision private business/party airplanes adding to our crowded air space over Santa Clara county. Traffic from San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose is already quite congested according to airline pilots polled privately. Allowing Moffett traffic to be inserted is looking for trouble. Also, the use by Google to do "pretend" science is a joke, and will only lead to more flounting of the law.
Huge joint study in the mid-90's by the neighboring cities and NASA concluded that use of Moffett for civilian traffic was not a good use and was strongly opposed by the neighbor cities. At that time NASA declared it's self to be a good neighbor and never do anything opposed by the cities. We should not embark on this path of darkening our skies - beginning with Google.
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