posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 08:38 PM
Interesting. I think some questions should be probed before leaping to any conclusions based on coincidence.
Were sales trending up before?
Are large purchases common among shop owners, like currency exchange stores, independent convenience stores (they do still exist in many places), and
I can imagine cab drivers buying hundreds of the things if they're cheaper than using a single phone. I rode in a cab once in Chicago with an Indian
driver, and he had his brother or cousin (I can't remember) on speaker the whole trip. They weren't very talkative, but I imagine the company was
nice in between fares. Dude told me they were both cab drivers and had this system to protect themselves. If one got in trouble the other would hear
Anyway, just trying to come up with some reasonable explanations. I hope that in my lifetime I never see a guy get lynched for being a terrorist
because he happened to be middle-eastern looking, and talking on a phone. Obviously this isn't what's going on now, things aren't at that level
yet, thankfully. If another large attack on American soil took place, however, I could see things getting really out of control, really quick.