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Posted by eleanor

A teaching moment

For all my endless calls for endless legislation on pollution, I'm not in general a fan of more rules and regulations. Just tougher laws about fewer things. Saving the planet = important.

But... government as a force for the banning of inconvenience? Not important.

So while I now hesitate to answer the telephone -- because nine times out of 10 it's some chatty salesperson who wants to know how I am, in order to sell me life insurance -- the proposed national Do-Not-Call Registry is a travesty.

You cannot ban people from trying to talk to you. For heaven's sakes, where will such laws take us?

You don't want to talk back? Just hang up, you big whiny baby.

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