A Nation of Laws.


Logo for the United States National Do Not Cal...
Logo for the United States National Do Not Call Registry. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am sure you have heard this term before..

The question is : just what does it mean..  Sure we have laws that govern almost everything we do.  There are laws that cover how we interact with each other, how we drive, and even laws that govern what businesses can do in pursuit of profit..

So, why do we have laws?  Simple.  In order to have a stable society there must be rules to govern conduct…  We have laws against murder, theft, certain types of lies, though that does not seem to cover politicians, and how we drive….

It seems that anytime there is some kind of even some politician will try to pass a law against it…  Just to give you an example..  I was listening to the radio the other day and the announcer was talking about some Florida State representative who wanted to put forth a bill that if you are diving in the left lane of the road and going more than, say 5 MPH under the speed limit you could get fined…  I ask  you this : where has he been?  There is already a Florida Statute that says if you are the slow traffic, not matter what your speed, and you are still holding up traffic you must get into the right lane…  It is called the “Anti-Road Rage Act”, or something similar..  So can we say “redundant”?

Now that I may, or may not, have your interest.  Just what is todays rant about?

Well, today is about the “Do Not Call Registry”…  There is the Federal DNC Registry and most states have one..  So what does it do?  Theoretically it tells telemarketers that you DO NOT want to hear from there…  The reality is that the law has a number of loopholes it it…  Charity groups, political groups, and surveys can still annoy you.  Of course they might consider that if you put yourself on a Do Not Call list you might not have anything to do with people rude enough to still call….  This is similar to putting up a “NO TRESPASS”  sign on your front yard, and the salesman can’t understand why you chase him off, after all he has a solicitation license.

If everyone obeyed the law we would have a bunch of empty jail around the country.  So for the most part we have people who are responsible for enforcing these laws.  For the National Do Not Call list the responsible party is the Federal Trade Commission…  I suppose they do something along those lines but, just what I do not know…

If you get a lot of, or just some, robo calls you can go to the web page whocalled.us and find out, maybe, who the phone number belongs to..

Today I got a call, on my pre-pay cell phone, from a number 484-589-5591 saying that if I had used Yaz, or Yazim, or something like it, that I might be part of a class action lawsuit..  From going to the whocalled.us website I found that the number probably belongs to something called the R2J2 Company.

If I want to have dealing with anyone, especially if it is going to cost me money, I will call them.  I don’t want some moron calling me so I can tell them that I am on the Do Not Call list, and even if I had a use for them I would not deal with them for that reason alone..

At one time I asked around to see if there was a way to forward these annoying calls to a 976 number so that they would get stuck with the charge but, so far I have not been able to find a way to do it…

The politicians won’t help..  These people are probably donors to their campaigns…

Maybe we could all call this number and let them know we don’t want to hear from therm..

Thanks,

That Joe Guy.

 

Spammers….


What's for Dinner! - Spam
What’s for Dinner! – Spam (Photo credit: brizzle born and bred)

Dean Spammers.. or Scammers…

Technically you might not be a Spammer if you don’t leave bulk e-mail.  Then again the comments section of the articles is for readers to leave comments about the articles.  It does take me a few seconds to delete those comments that have nothing to do with the article, and while it does not take long I ask the question : Why would I do business with someone is not smart enough to find the correct way to leave his sales message.

My phone number is on the National Do Not Call list, and every once in a while I get someone who calls anyway.  The will say that they are a charity, or some other group not covered by the DNC list, and so they are not barred from calling me….  I tell them that is is like my putting up a “NO TRESPASSING” sign on my property.  Maybe you can legally enter my property, in their case call me, but the question is : why then, after my saying I did not want you to call me, would I have ANYTHING to do with you.

So, if you think you have something that I might be interested don’t look stupid by using cut and paste to post your trash that has nothing to do with the article you are commenting on…