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Show Of Hands February 19th, 2012 12:00am

Would you be in favor of a law that would allow you opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial (snail) mail?

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03/02/12 7:07 am

as long as it is done by the individual states... don't care

chalie Georgia
02/28/12 8:34 pm

i say no. i dont want another piece of government control.

Think Lovin Life
02/22/12 10:15 am

The USPS is the modern day bug whip manufacturer.

Think Lovin Life
02/22/12 10:14 am

We should then be able to opt out of paying for the US Post Office.

indepgal Oklahoma
02/21/12 9:02 am

Think the post office should have opt out option for junk mail, wont deliver if not specifically addressed, something like that.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
02/20/12 10:01 pm

When my po box got stuffed with junk mail the USPS tried to convince me to get a bigger box. When I asked them to trash junk they appeared rather protective of their bread and butter junk mail. This was a very interesting realization.

mellnok Massachusetts
02/20/12 8:03 pm

This law would cause the end of the USPS

02/20/12 2:20 pm

waste of resources. I don't care if they pay for it.

02/20/12 1:42 pm

my preferred strategy is to just let the postman stuff my mailbox full and leave it that way until they stop trying to deliver anything. My family &friends know to not send birthday anything unless it is by FedEx or UPS

GunnyGunz Virginia
02/20/12 12:56 pm

I do enjoy the "Sportsmans Guide military surplus" and the "Cheaper than Dirt" catalogs though.

02/20/12 12:25 pm

No need for a law. Use to opt out of junk mail

02/20/12 9:46 am

No stop making needless and bad laws.

02/20/12 9:41 am

The only reason I can see receiving it is that they the postal service- & the postal service needs all the help they can get!

02/20/12 7:02 am

Gunny, love your statement too. I have a simple black T-shirt that reads '58.7% of all statistics are made up.' And people will approach me and say "Really? I would have thought it was higher!" Smh.

02/20/12 6:58 am

Gunny, yes, being newly babble-free is absolutely more relaxing :).

Now on topic: Although my Yes vote means another law, it would stop the senseless waste of paper and resources. It's totally wasteful, all of the junk they send me: catalogs galore, applications, you know the drill. Trash food.

GunnyGunz Virginia
02/20/12 4:24 am

@land o free, see my earlier posts for solution.

GunnyGunz Virginia
02/20/12 4:22 am

Why do you people still complain about the holybabble? If they annoy you THAT much, take a chill pill and hit the ignore forever button.
You will be happy you did.
My annoyance level went down 63.8% after I did.

GunnyGunz Virginia
02/20/12 4:19 am

@FIAT, don't you have a decent anti spam program? I rarely see any spam anymore. The program I use filters out about 95% of spam (Norton set on search & destroy).
The mailings are another issue though. Oh well, fuel for the stove.

DB1984 Pennsylvania
02/20/12 3:24 am

That would put the USPS under for sure

02/19/12 11:10 pm

@gramps- uggg I know he is soooo ANNOYING!! >:-/

02/19/12 10:00 pm

No. enough laws already. Also, I need the junk paper for my fireplace and for my children's crafts.

shanana illinois
02/19/12 9:48 pm

Honestly, I think it would have a negative impact on the economy, less advertisers spending $$$

NYevo NY
02/19/12 9:19 pm

Such a waste of resources and inundates my mailbox. Frustrating. Sending me the same friggin applications for the same friggin credit cards over and over. We fight wars over resources and this is how we treat them. Shameful.

02/19/12 9:02 pm

The babbler is saying most of us are idiots, again and again and again. Way to try to influence people.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
02/19/12 8:16 pm

Typpet fed agency delivers mail. Any change would require law

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
02/19/12 8:14 pm

Oh please for the love of god, and all that's holy - YES!

02/19/12 8:09 pm

why do we need a law? more govt in our lives is not the answer.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/19/12 7:23 pm

Apple, but really, 99% will probably be non-existent within a few years. Pump and dump. Or even if they do survive, that pump and dumping costs the investor too much to even think of doing it consistently.


FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/19/12 7:23 pm

Some manage 70-130%, but after that you can hardly expect to keep your super high return investment. Too high risk. Rarely works out good for anyone other than the subscription service. Besides, most penny stock ads (particularly these unsolicited ones), MIGHT have potential to be the next…

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/19/12 7:23 pm

I'd like to opt out of certain junk mail, online and in paper. I've had enough penny stock XYZ ads showing up unsolicited in my mailbox claiming 1,357% return on investment in 1 year. Time to stop. I already know reality. Most folks who do good and stay in business make somewhere from 10-42% a year…

Isomax TIC TOC
02/19/12 7:11 pm

save it, bundle it and take it back to the post office.

02/19/12 7:08 pm

I'm sure it would be just as effective as the do not call list.

2katz I live in Nebraska
02/19/12 6:37 pm

Even if there was universal access, not everyone can, or should, use email. My friend's aging mom clicks on every ad, follows every link, if not supervised. The identity theft snakes would love it with everyone using email. There's still an active generation that doesn't get computers.

02/19/12 6:36 pm

I wish we had an option to send it back postage collect! Problem solved!

Come on guys... Cool idea... Right? :)

mstar1 Saint Cloud
02/19/12 6:19 pm

This member of the 15% isn't in the business of junk mail, but I am against the idea of over-regulation and nanny states. Just throw it away or refuse to buy from those who solicit this way. Passing more ridiculous laws only allows for more gubmint intrusion in our lives.

KnockOut69 South Carolina
02/19/12 6:08 pm

I'm guessing the 15 percent are all in the business of junk mail.

02/19/12 5:32 pm

how many trees could we save on from junk mail alone?

02/19/12 5:25 pm

People seem to want it both ways, less intrusive government and laws to prohibit/control…let's make up our minds, do we want liberty or socialism? If I get unwanted snail mail or email, I know where to put it and that's the end of it.

02/19/12 4:55 pm

Don't need any more laws of any kind !

02/19/12 4:28 pm

Never happen. Post office is too dependent on junk for revenue.

02/19/12 3:43 pm

Well it's basically just going to give you an option, so yes

02/19/12 3:36 pm

not a federal law but the state could regulate it

bstokosa Connecticut
02/19/12 3:24 pm

Although I would love not getting unsolicited mail...does it HAVE to be a law????