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These satellite radio units don't have enough power to transmit back to/through a satellite. To transmit to a satellite requires
a) a certain high broadcast power
b) a directional antenna that is aimed directly at the satellite.

I gaurantee you that the little omnidirectional antenna that comes with satradio is not fulfilling requirement (b) hence the radio cannot transmit to supreme headquarters your every thought.

Look at what they want to do with cars! Use GPS to monitor habits and record mileage and charge the American driver a road tax surcharge based on mileage calculated in a year.

As for that ... the proposal I read the other day involved installing the GPS units at gasoline pumps.

Currently road usage is paid for in gasoline taxes. Which means that a road tax surcharge based on mileage is already being collected from you, but it's been hidden from view because it's precalculated in the price of gasoline for you.

How in bleep do you expect the government to pay for the roads???

- David
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