Hidden In Plain Sight

palm tree towerI have to ask you – are the cell towers disguised where you live? Every time I see one of these, I am just flummoxed.  Is this laughable or tragic? Are we supposed to be fooled? Are we supposed to appreciate the attempt to conceal really ugly cell towers? Can’t they do better?  Is this just a California thing? Is this only done where the trees are evergreen?

So I ask you once again – do they do this where you live?

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  1. Your thoughts have entered my mind. 😊

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    1. Isn’t this just laughable????

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      1. A futile attempt to humor us, Angelenos. 🙂

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  2. Yes, we are supposed to be stupid and not see them…just like we are supposed to be stupid and not know the government is working against us and for themselves.

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    1. Yes, and I think we are supposed to get used to them to the degree that they fade in our consciousness. Like the cameras peering down at us from freeways and large intersections and big buildings. Have you seen this 5-part documentary on counterintelligence (as in the gov’t spying on us)? It’s online
      http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/counterintelligence_shining_a_light_on_black_operations_2013/

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  3. Yes…just as strange and wacky on the east coast.

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    1. Oh no! What kind of trees do these cell towers hide in on the east coast? What happens when the tree loses it leaves?

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      1. They mostly pretend to be pines.

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        1. Thanks, that makes sense. I see a pattern here.

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  4. We have them in our part of the world also. Kinda stupid, if you ask me!

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    1. Where is your part of the world? Yes, they’re kind of stupid. And they make me wonder if whoever came up with this idea thinks everyone looking at them are kinda stupid.

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  5. I haven’t seen any in the Midwest and hope I don’t. The towers don’t bother nearly as much as thousands of telephone and electrical poles and all their wires I see every day. I think with the decorations they are trying to be cute (like painting a water tower to look like golf ball on a tree) but it doesn’t work.

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    1. I think there are communities where all the wires are underground so that the skyline remains unmolested. In fact I’m sure I’ve been in these communities. Just can’t remember where.

      What bothers me is the pervasiveness of electronic intrusion into our privacy and how complacent we are about it. I don’t do Facebook for exactly that reason.

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  6. Yes, I’ve seen them up here and during out last trip to the SW. They are idiotic for sure. Though I have to admit to never paying attention to them until Eric pointed them out. Too busy looking for pretty scenery?

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    1. A much better objective for sight-seeing!

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  7. 😀 Yeah, these are pretty bad! They make ours look like white pines. Some of them are pretty convincing, but you can always tell, they are generally higher than all the other trees. I suppose we should applaud their efforts to make them less ugly.

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    1. Okay, now I know something I didn’t know this morning. These silly things are almost everywhere. Definitely evidence of a conspiracy. I wonder when the aliens finally land, if they will be as unconvincing as these “trees”.

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      1. 🙂 Yes, but we do love our cellphones! (Actually, I have an ’emergency’ pay-as-you-go phone that only works in the valley or if I climb the highest hill around here.) Folks are pretty addicted to their phones, from what I can see.

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        1. Definitely true from what I see around L.A. – people on dates in restaurants who are bonding with their phones instead of with each other, people driving badly on the freeway and you just KNOW they’re texting. In the class I am taking this semester, no one copies down the assignments that the professor writes on the whiteboard – everyone just takes a picture on their phone. (me too 🙂 )

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          1. Tech is the way it is!

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