Would you be in favor of a law that would allow you opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial (snail) mail?
as long as it is done by the individual states... don't care
i say no. i dont want another piece of government control.
Who said no? Seriously?
The USPS is the modern day bug whip manufacturer.
We should then be able to opt out of paying for the US Post Office.
Think the post office should have opt out option for junk mail, wont deliver if not specifically addressed, something like that.
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.
This law would cause the end of the USPS
waste of resources. I don't care if they pay for it.
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
I do enjoy the "Sportsmans Guide military surplus" and the "Cheaper than Dirt" catalogs though.
No need for a law. Use CatalogChoice.org to opt out of junk mail
No stop making needless and bad laws.
The only reason I can see receiving it is that they the postal service- & the postal service needs all the help they can get!
YES. Such a waste of paper.
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.
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.
@land o free, see my earlier posts for solution.
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.
@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.
That would put the USPS under for sure
@gramps- uggg I know he is soooo ANNOYING!! >:-/
No. enough laws already. Also, I need the junk paper for my fireplace and for my children's crafts.
Can't you just opt out anyway?
Does there need to be a law?
Honestly, I think it would have a negative impact on the economy, less advertisers spending $$$
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.
The babbler is saying most of us are idiots, again and again and again. Way to try to influence people.
It 's freaking annoying!!!
Typpet fed agency delivers mail. Any change would require law
Oh please for the love of god, and all that's holy - YES!
why do we need a law? more govt in our lives is not the answer.
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.
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…
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…
save it, bundle it and take it back to the post office.
I'm sure it would be just as effective as the do not call list.
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.
I wish we had an option to send it back postage collect! Problem solved!
Come on guys... Cool idea... Right? :)
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.
I'm guessing the 15 percent are all in the business of junk mail.
how many trees could we save on from junk mail alone?
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.
Don't need any more laws of any kind !
Never happen. Post office is too dependent on junk for revenue.
Well it's basically just going to give you an option, so yes
not a federal law but the state could regulate it
Although I would love not getting unsolicited mail...does it HAVE to be a law????