Phil Campbell’s AudioBoo of the Olympic Torch coming through Nottingham.
Not when the consumer is paying for airtime, you don’t.
Melissa Block speaks with Randall Stross about the “Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011.” In his Digital Domain column for the New York Times, Stross writes that the act would clearly define what constitutes consent for receiving automated calls — also known as “robocalls” — on cell phones.
Update, July 25: NEW deadline of JULY 27 AT 5PM
Received from a Facebook friend and community organizer. Reblog freely.
Help us get the word about the Emergency Home Loan Program to everyone you know (please repost!).
Folks who are at least three months behind in their mortgage and have lost their job or involuntarily had their income cut by at least 15% are eligible!
Pre-Applications MUST be submitted by JULY 22 AT 5PM!
Some of Massachusetts grassroots anti-foreclosure groups fought hard along side others to get the EHLP federal program to happen! It could stop 1260 foreclosures in Massachusetts and bring in $61 million into our Commonwealth.
If you qualify, you get a loan of up to $50,000 to pay your arrearage and help pay your mortgage for up to 2 years until you’re back on your feet! To check your eligibility, go to www.MAAPL.info. Don’t delay!
If you might be eligible or have a friend who might be, send them to www.MAAPL.info, the user-friendly website of the Mass Alliance Against Predatory Lending. We made the explanation and eligibility as clear as possible – you can get forms there and for more information, link to the official program website (which we found confusing and not all of it worked).
If you can get a audio announcement on a radio station, use one of these (depending on needed format):
Please cross post this to all your listservs and message everyone you know. Although we now know that the big lenders engaged in all sorts of misleading and illegal practices, some people are not talking about the trouble they are in BUT we don’t want more homeless families that are willing and able to pay reasonable housing costs AND we don’t want more empty homes and hurting neighborhoods!
PS. To get more involved in the fight to reverse the foreclosure crisis, please contact MAAPL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ooh! I want to buy the Brooklyn Bridge. Pick me! Pick me!
Uuuh, riiiight. Just like those photos of weapons that have been on the web for years.
Yesterday evening on 4 June 2010, the IDF released an audio recording of a radio transmission between the Israeli Navy vessel and the Flotilla ships wherein unidentified flotilla passengers tell the Israeli Navy vessel to “shut up, go back to Auschwitz” and “we’re helping Arabs go against the US, don’t forget 9/11.” There have been questions regarding the authenticity of the recording as well as its attribution to a communication with the Mavi Marmara.
So to clarify: the audio was edited down to cut out periods of silence over the radio as well as incomprehensible comments so as to make it easier for people to listen to the exchange. We have now uploaded the entire segment of 5 minutes and 58 seconds in which the exchange took place and the comments were made.
This transmission had originally cited the Mavi Marmara ship as being the source of these remarks, however, due to an open channel, the specific ship or ships in the “Freedom Flotilla” responding to the Israeli Navy could not be identified. During radio transmissions between Israeli Navy and the ships of the “Free Gaza” Flotilla on 31 May 2010, the Israeli Navy ship attempts to make contact with the ‘Defne Y’ on channel 1-6. Other ships from the flotilla respond on the channel, without identifying themselves. At some point during the radio exchange the Israeli Navy is told by one of the ships to “shut up, go back to Auschwitz” (2:05) and “don’t forget 9-11″ (5:42).
Unfortunately, the phone did not pic up the susurration of the pines.
I love Stephen Fry’s expression of joy over the game of cricket.