For those not familiar with NYC geography, the Hudson river separates NY from NJ. Although the river is relatively wide, there is no difficulty in seeing NJ from the NY side unless there is fog, or the view is occluded. And for those unfamiliar with the observation deck of the Empire State Building -- it is outdoors. No windows to be washed...
Have you seen this ad campaign by some telco association. It is stuffed full of lies. I just began the process of transitioning by internet access from Comcast cable to Verizon DSL. With this type of bullshit being touted by Verizon and now learning that they are apparently violating the law by sharing my private information with the NSA I am seriously considering cancelling my new plan and getting rid of my landline altogether. Bastards!
"No, no, let me ask you a question. How come you, a musician, maybe a good one, maybe a well-read one, but a musician with no training in affairs of state - how come you of all people were right about Iraq but the most respected, most experienced, most intelligent, most serious thinkers in the United States got it wrong?"
Because, and this is really quite simple, it just doesn't take a lot of expertise to notice a lier.