|Everyone signed up for the National Do Not Call List?||firstrax|
Jun 30, 2003 6:16 PM
|10 million and counting.
I think were going to see the death of an industry.
|10 million one; thanks! nm||DougSloan|
Jun 30, 2003 7:18 PM
|DON'T DO IT! IT'S A FRAUD||Spoiler|
Jun 30, 2003 10:44 PM
|The word on the street here in Candyland is that it's a covert government operation to catalog the entire U.S population for individual citizen tracking and surveillance purposes. Yes folks, the first step into 1984.
The Bush administration dipped into a multi-billion dollar slush fund to pay off entire telemarketing industry. Later this year, the telemarketing industry will pretend to file a law suit against the government, but it will quietly fade out of public attention.
How do I know this? I refuse to reveal my sources as my life and theirs will be at risk from the highest levels.
|That reminds me of a good book.......||firstrax|
Jul 1, 2003 2:54 AM
|"2084 the year of the Liberal".|
|Did you notice........||jesse1|
Jul 1, 2003 3:11 AM
|.....that this procedure won't stop all calls? Suposedly some (like charities and companies delt with in the past) are exempt.
This brings into play step 2 of this detestable plan! At some point a CIA based undercover business will offer to stop the remaining calls by insertion of a micro-chip under the skin of your forehead! Everyone will rush to get this! There's no way we'll be able to deny ourselves!
Jul 1, 2003 4:06 AM
|Thats the plan the FBI is going to offer to get rid of spam. The CIA will have to come up something else.|
|In Colorado this has worked well already||ColnagoFE|
Jul 7, 2003 1:12 PM
|We had a prototype to this list a while back and I signed up. I rarely get a sales call now and I used to get over 20 a day. Every blue moon I'll get a charity call, but not all that often.|
|Been getting reader questions about that...||cory|
Jul 1, 2003 4:00 PM
|I've been getting calls for a couple of days from people who signed up, and apparently (I haven't looked yet) toward the end, they ask for your e-mail address. The rumor on the paranoid conservative/libertarian street is they don't really NEED that, it's just a plot to be able to e-mail you campaign stuff during the election. Like John Ashcroft doesn't have you in his Rolodex already....|
|Nope, but I'm on the Missouri list.||Spoke Wrench|
Jul 1, 2003 8:25 AM
|It's cut my phone solicitor calls WAY down. I don't get more than two or three a month. Still get calls from charities, politicians (George W himself left me a message), and all of the lovely people who want to be my long distance carrier (I don't have one.)|
|why trust THAT government program?||dr hoo|
Jul 2, 2003 5:27 AM
|I'll sign up in a year or so, if it works. I expect that list to be a treasure trove of information for 1) non-profits to beg from and 2) off shore telemarketers. I could be wrong, but in any case you all can be my canary in the coal mine. Thanks for that!
Once again, people who say the government can't do anything right run out to suckle from the teat when they like the flavor of the milk. Not naming any names, but you know who you are.
dr. (mmmmmm, huge database. So many uses, so little time.) hoo
|an industry that deserves to die||ColnagoFE|
Jul 7, 2003 1:14 PM
|now if they only could get rid of spam email!|| |