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telemarketing calls should be illegal
Robocalls advertising companies such as Viagra and State Farms often call repeatedly and harass random numbers about buying their product. This should not be legal.
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Henry E : Telemarketing calls should be illegal because it is harassment.
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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kenneth Awang : In a free economy consumers have a free choice as to what they buy,limited only by the amount of money they have to spend.In Malaysia we practise such system therefore it is hard to restrict any busin (...)
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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kenneth Awang : Let me highlight again the norms of business transactions to my proponent.Business is complex but simple if only one applies the right aptitude and approach with one's customers.It is the understandin (...)
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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Henry E : Maybe it slightly hinders capitalism but last I checked (and don't mistake me for a communist because I have problems with that too), capitalism sucks for everybody who isn't a genius with nearly infi (...)
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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kenneth Awang : If you are against capitalism,I wonder what it will make you.We have to subscribe and accept one form or the other.Since you are not in one place then I suppose you must be in the other place,that is (...)
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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Henry E : I told you I'm not communist-that's too unstable-I believe in closely regulated capitalism. Laissez Faire is a recipe for poverty. But on telemarketing, I didn't mean a business that allows people t (...)
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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Henry E : And I know it's legal-that's the issue because if it wasn't legal they wouldn't do it. Calling at all hours of the day nonstop is harassment, however. Tele-advertising should be illegal for the same (...)
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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Henry E : And I know it's legal-that's the issue because if it wasn't legal they wouldn't do it. Calling at all hours of the day nonstop is harassment, however. Tele-advertising should be illegal for the same (...)
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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kenneth Awang : Your statements must be a gross exaggeration as to amplify your reasons and justify why this kind of business is not conducive.I have stressed my points on this when I mentioned previous to this that (...)
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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Henry E : Maybe I do have the right to ignore them but the phone company still bills me for the call. The phone still rings and disrupts class or sleep or whatever I am doing. As I said-I am not talking about (...)
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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kenneth Awang : I understand your personal problems in facing all these but sometimes you have to live with the system.When you live in a capitalist country that practises a free economy it is easy to substitute the (...)
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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kenneth Awang : I wish to correct my sentence as follows,'in a capitalist country that practises free economy it is NOT easy to substitute...........
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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Henry E : But business is only business when a transaction happens. Before then it is nothing. In a free economy, a business can do whatever it pleases so in a free economy, it is impossible to put restrictio (...)
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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kenneth Awang : Well,at least you are agreeable that in a free economy it is difficult to put restrictions in business as long as they are legal and operate within the ambit of the law.In Malaysia and most of the wes (...)
 
2 years, 1 month ago
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Henry E : Yes. However, for the purpose of the debate, let's assume that the people are able to put restrictions on business.
 
2 years ago
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Henry E : Yes. However, for the purpose of the debate, let's assume that the people are able to put restrictions on business.
 
2 years ago
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kenneth Awang : Restrictions and illegalising a business are two different words.Restrictions can easily be done by passing a by-law by a Municipality but illegalising needs an Act of Parliament.What your grievances (...)
 
2 years ago
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Henry E : That makes sense but telemarketing is not a business. It is a method of advertising. Between people, the same thing (calling over and over and the call not being toll-free) can be called harassment (...)
 
2 years ago
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Henry E : That makes sense but telemarketing is not a business. It is a method of advertising. Between people, the same thing (calling over and over and the call not being toll-free) can be called harassment (...)
 
2 years ago
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kenneth Awang : Try disconnecting your phone maybe it helps.
 
2 years ago
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Henry E : really sorry for the delayed post-I was having technical difficulties with the app. I'm a bit busy now but I've fixed it so you can expect a reply relatively soon.
 
2 years ago
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Henry E : if I disconnect my phone, I miss important calls-but lets try to keep this more about robocalls as a whole and not personal. I did some research and the United States government has made it ille (...)
 
1 year, 12 months ago
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1 year, 12 months ago
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Henry E : I got the part about how it's free business and stuff but are there any other reasons? You probably already told me I just forgot.
 
1 year, 12 months ago
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Henry E : I got the part about how it's free business and stuff but are there any other reasons? You probably already told me I just forgot.
 
1 year, 12 months ago
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Henry E : I got the part about how it's free business and stuff but are there any other reasons? You probably already told me I just forgot.
 
1 year, 12 months ago
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kenneth Awang : This subject must be very close to your heart as to press on the fact that you are very right in your deliberation that telemarketing should be made illegal as per the varied reasonings that you had p (...)
 
1 year, 12 months ago
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Henry E : ok yeah-I got that part.I was just wondering whether there was another reason. I do not think we share the same country given you frequently talked about Indonesia when I live in the US. For the sak (...)
 
1 year, 11 months ago
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kenneth Awang : Well,at least I know now who I am debating with.By the way I never mentioned anything about Indonesia.I am a Malaysian. You had posed a hypothetical idea that we should debate this issue based on the (...)
 
1 year, 11 months ago
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Henry E : Malaysia haha oops. I get them mixed up sometimes. sorry. I guess there is a reason for the term "dumb Americans".
 
1 year, 11 months ago
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Henry E : but back on topic, as I recall, the debate is about whether it should be made illegal. not whether it can. debating whether it should be illegal iss assuming that our model government does have the l (...)
 
1 year, 11 months ago
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kenneth Awang : I am not deviating from the debate we have in hand.I am debating this motion on the basis that telemarketing should not be made illegal as proposed by you.Why should it be anywhere?Robocalls are an ad (...)
 
1 year, 11 months ago
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Henry E : It should be legal for the same reason as door-to-door selling. The same reason as Jehovas witnesses. The same reasons as all the other irritating things that wake you up in the morning. Is it real (...)
 
1 year, 11 months ago
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kenneth Awang : The problem nowadays is that one finds it difficult to enjoy the benefits of both worlds.For example you cannot create the computer and all the technology associated with it and while doing so create (...)
 
1 year, 11 months ago
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