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Male, 18-29, Western US
|Tuesday, November 01, 2011 6:39:42 PM|
This really isn't a good idea. If the banks who issue the credit card applications refuse to pay postage, it leaves the US Postal Service with the bill. They're already hurting.
Replying with a note is dandy, but filling the envelope to capacity just to weight down postage hurts the very system you depend on to ensure the banks "catch your drift".
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
|Monday, October 31, 2011 10:58:37 PM|
Of course, one of those banks could simply trash his credit rating, and that would stop ALL of those pesky unwanted credit card offers. Problem solved!
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
|Monday, October 31, 2011 7:16:38 PM|
Stoopid. First of all, the banks were threatened by Janet Reno of the Clinton administration to make loans to people they knew couldn't pay them back. Secondly, after paying all there postage fees, the banks will just pass the cost on to the customers. What do you think they will do?! OWS is a jacked up pointless temper tantrum from spoiled kids.
Female, 30-39, Southern US
|Monday, October 31, 2011 3:36:20 PM|
Might be worth it just to get blacklisted, if that's a possibility - I get SO many of those CC offers, at least three per day.
Male, 18-29, Europe
|Monday, October 31, 2011 1:13:58 PM|
Any good business keeps a close eye on there expenses, and seeing one of them rise rapidly will always catch there attention as they want to make sure it doesn't become a problem. Then they'll ask the mail room guys wtf is making there costs go up suddenly, hence getting there attention on the OWS mail being sent to them at there expense.
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
|Monday, October 31, 2011 12:52:53 PM|
Since non violent protesting only gets us arrested, maced, tazed and beaten... this is the way to go. I'll gladly be put on their blacklist, as I don't give a $hit.
Male, 30-39, Australia
|Monday, October 31, 2011 12:39:47 PM|
Is this going anywhere? is wall street actually responding?
Male, 50-59, Southern US
|Monday, October 31, 2011 11:44:33 AM|
Funny, but flawed logic. Even if news of such goings on made it out of the mail room, the 'manipulate mortgages to screw people out of their homes' department would not be affected, nor would the lobbyists.
And wait and see how fast them thar lobbyists convince the Justice Department that unauthorized 'rigid mail' is a threat to national security.
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
|Monday, October 31, 2011 10:32:36 AM|
Roofing shingles LOL!
Male, 50-59, Western US
|Monday, October 31, 2011 10:25:30 AM|
They have to hire a person to process the mail so you at least kept someone employed.
Plus the Postal Service is in bad shape so it helps them out as well...more jobs.
Male, 18-29, Europe
|Monday, October 31, 2011 9:56:48 AM|
It also has another positive side effect:
You get blacklisted.
Im pretty sure banks have that system too. At least Im 100% sure it works for phone spam, so theres a good chance it will too for mail spam.
For phone spam, if a company calls you to offer you some awesome deal, and you start chatting to them about your life, and problems, or tell them to "please hold" and put down the receiver next to your racdio to play them a little music, or anything like that, pretty soon they realize that you are not a customer that they ever want to call again, and so they blacklist you. Incidentally, they share blacklists with other companies, so that once you do that enough, no one is ever calling you again to try to sell you something.
Pretty sure it would work the same for mail spam, eventually, youd stop gettoing spammed.
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
|Monday, October 31, 2011 9:37:51 AM|
Having worked at a bank's lock-box mail room, I can honestly tell you, this will do nothing but aggravate some low-wage employees.
The job is simple find 'the document', and if it has one, a payment/check. The rest will be tossed in a bin and then re-searched for missing checks and then thrown out.
No higher-up will see the junk you mailed them, they might notice the higher mailing bill, but that's about all. In the end all you will do is make a low-wage earners job more difficult, there will be no meeting.
Male, 18-29, Canada
|Monday, October 31, 2011 9:33:57 AM|
I don't think it will be easy to occupy from your own home.
I mean, I GUESS you could pay someone to urinate on, vandalize, and block traffic on the street in your stead--but it's not the same...
Male, 30-39, Southern US
|Monday, October 31, 2011 9:26:35 AM|
What do you really think the Banks response will be if their cost to solicit new credit accounts went up?
A big meeting that to discuss the demand of OWS that their student loans be forgiven or a change in the cost of credit?
Male, 40-49, Asia
|Monday, October 31, 2011 9:18:51 AM|
I thought you are meant to send a chicken drumstick.
Male, 50-59, Western US
|Monday, October 31, 2011 9:12:34 AM|
Except it doesn't cost them 20c. It costs us when they raise bank charges to pay for it. I'm thinking of doing it anyway, because I am sick of the tons of junk mail that comes to my mailbox. At least it would mean more revenue for US Mail.
Male, 30-39, Canada
|Monday, October 31, 2011 8:59:31 AM|
ok ill start doing that lol
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
|Sunday, October 30, 2011 2:41:14 PM|
Link: How To Keep Wall Street Occupied [Rate Link] - How to protest from the comfort of your own home.