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You have to love it when human garbage gets indignant.

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2003 6:00 pm
by Ice Cream Jonsey
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Telemarketers went to court on Wednesday in an attempt to stop the U.S. government from setting up a proposed "do not call" list that would help consumers block unwanted sales calls.

..."The FTC is singling out this form of advertising now, what will be next?" said DMA President Robert Weintzen in a prepared statement.
Oh.... NO!!! Laws, no, what ever will they do!

I'll answer your question, Mr Weintzen. Hopefully next they target spam mail in a similar fashion. That's what's next.

Anyway, they are suing the FTC. Apparently they are doing this in federal court in Oklahoma City. Haven't the good people of Oklahoma City been through enough without those sniveling parasites all descending upon their fair city at the same time?

Since I switched exclusively to my cell phone I have not received a single telemarketing call, so this doesn't affect me that much. But if they can start here and progress to e-mail, which does affect me, then that'd be great. I have no problem if it's illegal to annoy the shit out of people to get them to spend money.

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:59 pm
by Protagonist X
When they finish building my new house, I'm debating whether or not I actually want a landline at all. The concept of internet through cable and phones through cell sounds attractive. Very "Twenty-first century."

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2003 8:04 pm
by Ice Cream Jonsey
I haven't really missed not having the land line. It does affect Directv, as they use that to dial-out when you order a pay-per-view movie, so I don't have that capability. The deal I signed up for included free long distance, so it's nice being able to call back to Rochester and not have to worry about extra charges.

On the other hand, if I ever lose my cellphone I've essentially lost any way for people to communicate with me at home. Lately I have just been keeping it at home where I used to keep my land-line. It'd be great if I could get a couple phones (perhaps a cheesier, cheaper version of my main one) for no extra charge, but that wasn't offered when I made the switch.

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2003 6:48 pm
by Worm2
You could always buy a bag phone for cheap to keep at home.