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Alligator Pool Parties For Kids Take Off In Florida

Alligator Pool Parties For Kids Take Off In Florida

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 11:38:02 in Small Business

“Right, cause animals are just like pool toys: designed for our amusement.”
Alligator Pool Parties For Kids Take Off In Florida

Alligator Pool Parties For Kids Take Off In Florida

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 11:34:11 in Small Business

“I'm not sure I love the idea of using wild animals as pool toys. Maybe they'll get a tiger for Christmas, as long as you hogtie it and tape it's mouth shut so that the kids can have fun.”
Ontario NDP Text Message Campaign Draws Ire

Ontario NDP Text Message Campaign Draws Ire

Commented Sep 7, 2012 at 17:39:52 in Canada Politics

“It's newsworthy, but not for the reasons they're talking about. This isn't about any political party over another but rather that sending mass amounts of text spam is illegal.

No matter which party did it, it was wrong to do it the way they did. I'm assuming you didn't get the messages (as I did) that came all through the night. Some people who pay for text messages were also charged and since that hadn't given their consent to receive these texts, that's not fair.

Hope that clears things up a bit. Thanks for the comment.”

artbbcramer on Sep 7, 2012 at 23:20:05

“Thank-you.”
Ontario NDP Text Message Campaign Draws Ire

Ontario NDP Text Message Campaign Draws Ire

Commented Sep 7, 2012 at 17:37:33 in Canada Politics

“Actually the issues lies with anti-spam laws. You can't just mass message a bunch of cell phone numbers.

I'm not agreeing at all with what Harper did, but this is no more right.”

freeSpeakr on Sep 9, 2012 at 11:06:05

“Good point. Something to consider.”
Ontario NDP Text Message Campaign Draws Ire

Ontario NDP Text Message Campaign Draws Ire

Commented Sep 7, 2012 at 17:35:52 in Canada Politics

“I think you're missing the point. Phone on or off doesn't make it legal to send spam to a list of cell phone numbers.”
Ontario NDP Text Message Campaign Draws Ire

Ontario NDP Text Message Campaign Draws Ire

Commented Sep 7, 2012 at 17:29:35 in Canada Politics

“Hey Mkultra1

Where are these numbers posted?

The problem, is that even if you are able to spam an entire list of numbers like this, it's still not legal. You need to have an explicit opt-in from the person receiving the messages. They can either text in a keyword, or follow a two step process by filling out a form on your website for example.

They also used what's called a long code. Not a short code (the carrier approved method) to send mass texts. Here's a good article on the difference (http://bit.ly/Ql0gY9).

Let me know if you have any other questions regarding texting and spam laws in Canada.

Thanks for your comment!”
Facebook IPO: An Open Letter To Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook IPO: An Open Letter To Mark Zuckerberg

Commented Feb 3, 2012 at 16:30:52 in Women

“Great post Natalie. I completely agree!”

hp blogger Natalie MacNeil on Feb 3, 2012 at 17:01:31

“Thanks for sharing! :)”