|Received:||11/29/2004 1:58:29 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:We get enough garbage in all the media. The opportunity to eliminate receiving telemarketing by registering no-call and no mail requests was long overdue. Our private lives are increasingly eroded by marketing and research schemes, dwindling our personal time to less and less. If we want to buy something or express opinions, contribute to or join campaigns, travel or subscribe, we are smart enough to find the information we need to do so. LEAVE US ALONE! The sanctity of our homes is lost, when we can no longer pick up a ringing telephone expecting to talk to a friend or family member, but rather must listen to an interruptive annoying telemarketing call -- or screen our voicemail to eliminate such calls. It is another invasion of our privacy that has nothing to do with national security, and everything to do with the almighty dollar -- who's paying the FTC to take such a stand?