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Old 04-02-2010, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by grantpad View Post
What I am saying is that this is just wrong. It does not surprise me when citizens become so enraged at the US government when they pull stunts like this. They are servants of the people, but rarely act like it.
The private businesses that design those garage door openers are the ones that pulled the stunt
Here's what FCC had to say about this 5 years ago.

Consumers May Experience Interference To Their Garage Door Opener Controls Near Military Bases
Feb 2005

Garage door openers operate, legally under Part 15 of the Comissions rules, at very low power on an "unlicensed basis", and have been permitted to operate on frequencies that have been reserved for the federal government since WWII for air/ground communications systems, but received limited use by the government for many years. As unlicensed devices, there is no right to protection from interference.

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Old 04-02-2010, 12:10 PM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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In addition to what Dopo said (which is absolutely correct), the government is responsible to, and serves, all citizens, not a select few. The collective national security of the nation is much more important than a few inconvenienced individuals...
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