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Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008, 06:34 pm
Telemarketers

Dang telemarketers. We have a law in this state which prohibits telemarketing. They publish the list of numbers not to call. Why would you spend your money calling people who explicited stated they don't want the calls, especially with a $5000 fine per call.

But.. they do anyway. I get this call. Automated(which is illegal), which states this is my final notice and my last chance this year to get lower rates on my 'account'. Actually.. being debt free, all my account generate interest.. so I'm not sure why I'd want lower rates.

Anyway, you press 1 to speak to a representative... the call is transferred. They ask who I am. I ask why they called if they don't know who I am. I ask who I am speaking to. They hang up.

We continue to get telemarketing calls.. probably at least 2-3 per week, but we've yet to get enough information out of them to file a formal complaint with the attorney general. These people need to really crack down on this. Why bother having the law if they can't or won't enforce it.

Sat, Jun. 28th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
lawful_evil: Individual Wrongs

Gee, thanks Norm. "twelf grade educaton" Wow, at least you spelled 'grade' right.

Seeing as it was 5-4, it wasn't quite as clear as you think. Did you ever read that amendment?

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Sadly, the people writing this crap were extremely vague about what they intended. Opening the statement with that bit about a Militia makes me think their intention was to allows members of the state militia to keep 'arms'.

It also doesn't really define 'arms'. Provided people are allowed to keep some kind of 'arm' isn't that good enough. Do they have to have access to every kind of 'arm'? Nuclear Weapons? Swords? Lasers?

I'd be happy if only the 'well regulated' militia members were allowed to own swords and no one was allowed to own firearms. That would also, in my opinion, fulfill the second amendment as written.


Edited at 2008-06-28 07:26 pm (UTC)