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Sunday, October 31, 2004

Question H telemarketers

Today (October 31) a telemarketer is making pre-recorded telephone calls supporting Question H. They are even calling people on the National Do-Not-Call list.

The telephone number that shows up on caller-ID apparently belongs to Global Marketing Solutions (or some related firm) in Florida.

Global Marketing Solutions is a known spammer and sender of junk faxes that has been sued by AOL in federal court. <http://legal.web.aol.com/decisions/dljunk/global.html>

A related company, BBDS Alliance, agreed to make restitution in a Nevada securities fraud case. <http://ag.state.nv.us/agpress/1999/99_628.htm>

The Question H special interest groups seem to be in bed with some unsavory people.

If these special interests had a legitimate case, wouldn't they be explaining in detail how at-large council members would improve education, healthcare, or whatever, instead of using telemarketers and spammers to make wild, unproven charges about the majority of our county's elected officials?


  1. Yes, unfortunately, the Do-Not-Call list doesn't apply to political calls. Even so, I've received far fewer such calls this year than the last few times. It's possible that some people who don't have to are honoring it voluntarily. (?)