|Received:||11/27/2004 9:22:04 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This is completely ridiculous. We signed up for the DO NOT CALL list because we simply DO NOT WANT THESE CALLS, PERIOD. The pre-recorded messages from companies are worse because there's no one on the other end to complain to! The Direct Marketing Association needs to get the message that we don't want them bothering us with their useless calls. If we wanted to buy something from them, we'd go to a store, or a website. The pre-existing business relationship clause doesn't give companies the right to bother us, either. If I got a pre-recorded message from a company that I bought something from previously, I wouldn't buy anything from that company ... EVER AGAIN. And if any congressman votes for any such change to the DO NOT CALL laws, I will vote for their opponent in the next election; I don't care if they have a little R or a D next to their name, either. And as for the second part of this request for comments on the, "call abandonment," provision ... about all I have to say about that junk is that I have a Ph.D. and I still don't think I understand that bit of legal drivel that they're blabbering about, so I would much less be likely to support something I don't even understand. All I can say to that is simply, "w.t.f.?" I would, however, support any such amendments to the DO NOT CALL laws that would provide for the death penalty to all convicted telemarketers. Death by public firing squad would perhaps be a very efficient means of getting rid of this problem in our nation, but if others think that's too inhumane, I'd be willing to settle for a lethal injection instead (or perhaps electrocution by their own telephone?). Thank you.