Aug. 11, 2016 By Jack Jodell.
This will be a short post today (actually, a rant). I AM SICK TO DEATH OF BEING BOMBARDED BY EMAIL SOLICITATIONS EACH AND EVERY DAY FROM GREEDY CORPORATIONS!!!! Tuesday morning, I opened my email and there were a much heavier than usual 79 God-damned solicitations from a number of different greedy, unrelenting companies. Yesterday, there were an unbelievable 67 MORE! Today, there were a totally unacceptable 74 MORE! (Normally, I am plagued with 12 – 15 each morning, but the past few days were WAY out of line)! They range from unwanted ads from health and auto insurance companies, old age bathtub manufacturers, hair replacement companies, loan sharks like Zippy Loans, erectile dysfunction drug suppliers, investment companies, health food or vitamin peddlers, mortgage bankers offering low refinancing rates, CNN fake news bulletins all bearing a headline featuring Donald Trump’s name, very unwanted Fox “News” bulletins, 4 or more political bulletins from various special interest groups, invitations from Match.com and eHarmony to sign up with them, and far, FAR, FAR too many others! I contacted Century Link, my ISP, about tips on weeding some if not all of them out, but they were of NO HELP AT ALL! I am FURIOUS at what I regard, quite correctly, to be an INVASION OF MY PRIVACY! I have been advised to stop buying products online, as often vendors will share email addresses with others. THAT I regard to be a unacceptable option. I have also been advised to not click on unsubscribe me at the bottom of these solicitations, as, I am told, a number of these jerks will unsubscribe you from their site but will turn around and sell or share your email address with other sites. What, I ask, is my rcourse here? I have much better things to do with my time than weed out unwanted,un-asked for solicitations from companies that don’t care about ME in the least but just want my money numerous times EACH DAY! GRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!! 😦
I just now returned from lunch to find an additional 17 of these unwanted and unwelcome solicitations, TWO from AIG Direct! How do these greedy predatory creeps get my email address in the first place? What gives these bastards the right to prey on me as they do? NOBODY would allow a steady stream of different salespersons to knock on a person’s front door or ring a person’s doorbell constantly many times daily. NO COMPANY would ever be allowed to throw solicitous literature in the back seat of your car. We have do-not-call laws on the books for telephones: why, then, should the sanctity of one’s email be any different? I am urging Congress (in vain, I know) to pass a very stringent law forbidding ALL commercial interests from penetrating one’s email without the owner’s specific permission! I regard this constant invasion of my privacy as a form of undue online harassment, and it must come to a screeching halt!!! Don’t give me any bullshit about how these companies have the RIGHT to pester me as they do – they do NOT have that right, just as they do NOT have the right to walk onto my property and dump leaflets all over my lawn! My email is MY personal property, and it MUST be regarded as such! Are there any attorneys out there who would like to adopt this as a cause celebre and file a class action lawsuit forbidding these greedy corporations from wantonly preying on the public in this way? What do you readers think of this situation? Are you with me on this? Wouldn’t you, too, like to be freed once and for all from this constant, time-wasting irritation and pestering?
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