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(WBAL)   Having solved all other societal ills, lawmaker attempts to create "Do Not Call" registry for free lawn newspapers   (wbaltv.com) divider line 119
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2008-01-28 11:39:31 AM  
Hero tag for this guy. Even if he is from Maryland.
 
2008-01-28 11:43:01 AM  
I'd actually support this. I hate gathering up all the yard trash lobbed onto my driveway.
 
2008-01-28 11:50:31 AM  
You mean I might not have to throw out El Sentinel every Sunday?

/i get the spanish language edition of the Orlando Sentinel
//no idea why
///ridiculous waste of paper
 
2008-01-28 11:53:12 AM  
Where do I sign?
 
2008-01-28 11:54:37 AM  
Please. Oh, please.
 
2008-01-28 11:59:47 AM  
Subby needs to get out of his apartment more often.
 
2008-01-28 12:14:31 PM  
Wow, I was just thinking this morning, as I was picking up all the papers, about putting a sign my yard that read "DO NOT THROW PAPERS IN THIS YARD".

Of course I quickly realized that this would only increase the number of papers in my yard.

This is a much better idea. Where do I sign up?
 
2008-01-28 12:22:31 PM  
I would love a local law like this.
I get lawn spamed every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Then again every first of the month.
You can drive around my town and spot who's gone to Florida for the winter just by the pile of trash in their driveway and lawn.
 
2008-01-28 12:36:12 PM  
This would be a great law. There's a free "newspaper" delivered in my area. And by "newspaper" I mean "roll of ads." Every week some asshole dumps about 20 copies right on the front step of my building, and there they sit until the super picks them all up and throws them away. Rinse, repeat.
 
2008-01-28 01:30:42 PM  
Not this is the kind of thing we elect officials for.

/Bravo!
 
2008-01-28 02:05:41 PM  
This is one of the problems I do want them to solve.

That and all those retarded mailers I get.
 
2008-01-28 02:13:47 PM  
The GOMLR?
Get Off My Lawn Registry
 
2008-01-28 02:16:17 PM  
www.vayatele.com

"How do I sign?!"
 
2008-01-28 02:16:34 PM  
Every monday morning it is the same thing!!! Throw away the free "Independent News" that has been so carefully left in my driveway.

I will say this, the person is dilligent. It doesn't matterr what the weather is, I get that blasted paper!!!
 
2008-01-28 02:16:51 PM  
Ok, but where do the candidates stand? Hmmmmm?
 
2008-01-28 02:17:36 PM  
Can we get rid of the sheaf of random unaddressed paper the mail man is forced to cram in my mailbox every Tuesday?
 
2008-01-28 02:18:19 PM  
Diogenes: You mean I might not have to throw out El Sentinel every Sunday?

/i get the spanish language edition of the Orlando Sentinel
//no idea why
///ridiculous waste of paper


Ah, the farking El Sentinel... those things sit in my driveway and turn into a pasty white sludge.

/ Yes, I'm too lazy to pick them up and throw them away.
// It gets old after a while.
 
2008-01-28 02:18:39 PM  
When I used to mow lawns for people in High School for beer money I used to enjoy running over them in a cloud of confetti.

My customers were not as thrilled.
 
2008-01-28 02:19:12 PM  
Seriously. Does anybody read those farking papers? And the phone books. We get one of those at least once a month. Enough!
 
2008-01-28 02:19:25 PM  
I never understood the "Having solved all other societal ills" Fark cliche. What, just because there are bigger issues in the world, all lesser issues need to be ignored?
 
2008-01-28 02:19:43 PM  
Foaming: Can we get rid of the sheaf of random unaddressed paper the mail man is forced to cram in my mailbox every Tuesday?

"I know some people feel that marriage as an institution is dying out, but I disagree. And the point was driven home to me rather forcefully not long ago by a letter I received which said: "Darling, I love you, and I cannot live without you. Marry me, or I will kill myself." Well, I was a little disturbed at that until I took another look at the envelope, and saw that it was addressed to occupant..." - Tom Lehrer
 
2008-01-28 02:19:46 PM  
I don't know anyone that reads these things and I'm tired of picking them up/throwing them out. Can these idiots be fined for littering? That's a valid argument/complaint, right??
 
2008-01-28 02:19:59 PM  
Can we make this national?
 
2008-01-28 02:20:57 PM  
By putting all that paper on my stoop, it's like folks are saying "Here, could you throw this away for me?"
 
2008-01-28 02:21:11 PM  
I just toss these things back out into the road.

The neighbor saw me doing it one day and asked me why I was littering. I told him it wasn't my paper, I didn't ask for it, so technically, I wasn't the one doing the littering; the guy that dumped it in MY yard was.

Feds won't institute a "Do Not Mail" list though, because, according to them, too many postal workers would lose their jobs.

ARE YOU FARKING KIDDING ME?!?!?!!!
 
2008-01-28 02:21:17 PM  
How will I continue to make these?


i.treehugger.com
 
2008-01-28 02:22:00 PM  
I live in the Baltimore area, and I'm totally behind this bill. We get "The Examiner" delivered to us, it seems, at least 3-4 times a week. As far as I'm concerned, it's littering, and should be prosecuted as such.

/Stupid neighbors throw theirs into our yard, too.
 
2008-01-28 02:22:16 PM  
Super Chronic: I never understood the "Having solved all other societal ills" Fark cliche. What, just because there are bigger issues in the world, all lesser issues need to be ignored?

I am guessing it is a question of priority. You must be a republican.
 
2008-01-28 02:22:43 PM  
This guy deserves the hero tag.

I usually use them to start fires, but they always have a glossy insert that I have to sort through and toss in the bin. Besides, the methed out guy who drops them in the middle of the night keeps eyeing my garage.
 
2008-01-28 02:22:47 PM  
And there I thought about getting my teaching certificate so I could have me some hot 15 and 16 year old boys!!!

Of well, I'll just stick with my current job.
 
2008-01-28 02:23:26 PM  
sasquatchologist: I am guessing it is a question of priority. You must be a republican.

2/10.
 
2008-01-28 02:23:46 PM  
Hot Carl To Go: Hero tag for this guy. Even if he is from Maryland.

As a former frequent thrower-outer of the Laurel (MD) Leader, I wholeheartedly support this legislation.
 
2008-01-28 02:24:46 PM  
littlett's: And there I thought about getting my teaching certificate so I could have me some hot 15 and 16 year old boys!!!

Of well, I'll just stick with my current job.


o_O
 
2008-01-28 02:25:32 PM  
And the 5-6 phone books I receive every year. I hate that stuff, especially since I haven't used a local phone book in who knows when. It annoys me to come home after a trip to find one of those has been sitting at the end of the driveway for days.

Then when I try to throw them away, *I'm* an a-hole even though I cannot recycle them year round which is the delivery schedule.
 
2008-01-28 02:26:14 PM  
Borkoman: littlett's: And there I thought about getting my teaching certificate so I could have me some hot 15 and 16 year old boys!!!

Of well, I'll just stick with my current job.

o_O


Somehow wound up in the WRONG thread!!!
 
2008-01-28 02:26:58 PM  
Wow, I'm forwarding this article to my county delegate. Every week I pick up the stupid free paper out of my driveway just to throw it away. I tried calling & asking them to stop delivery, but that only works for about a month or so. Then I get a new delivery person and it starts all over again.
 
2008-01-28 02:27:00 PM  
Dear god I'd kill for this. Small town newspaper that happens to be free = the fine. Ad crap you didn't feel like paying to put into the normal paper = lock their asses up for littering.
 
2008-01-28 02:27:28 PM  
sounds good to me. I love the Do Not Call list.

does not get rid of state troopers calling repeatedly for donations though :(
 
2008-01-28 02:29:15 PM  
velvet revolution: sounds good to me. I love the Do Not Call list.

does not get rid of state troopers calling repeatedly for donations though :(


or pulling me over for DUI...bastards.jk
 
2008-01-28 02:29:28 PM  
FTFA: One media law expert said a similar law would have to be created for pizza delivery ads and other flyers routinely delivered to homes.

HELL F***ING YEAH. I'll print the coupons online if I want to use them, thanks. No, I do not want you to stuff a lawn service flyer in my door. No thanks, don't need a house cleaning flyer taped on my door, either. In fact, get the flying f*** off my porch.
 
2008-01-28 02:30:15 PM  
There's a security component to this too.

With mounds of paper in your driveway criminals know you are likely out of town.

Either that, or you're a lazy arse that wont clean up the mess and make the street look trashy.
 
2008-01-28 02:32:05 PM  
no if only I could stop all the crap that comes to my actual mailbox. Of course the post office would probably go out of business if they did have all that junk to deliver.
 
2008-01-28 02:32:14 PM  
This is a shame. People on here are actually celebrating this? A tool that could be used to end free press? Way to go Farkers. Maybe you should read the free paper before you condemn it. I understand that many times these publications are little more than ads, but think of the damage that will be done to small town independent reporting if this becomes a trend. Just because we read Fark for news doesn't mean we should chide small publications. Where would we get our links if there was no one reporting?
 
2008-01-28 02:33:52 PM  
We have a law like this, and I love it !!!

Otherwise I'd have to drag a ton of papers I dont read down from the 4 th floor (no elevator), I also have a "no commercials" on my door, which is just as great an idea. Only get my danm mail, nothing else, now get of my lawn..!
 
2008-01-28 02:34:23 PM  
Really, with all the ways to spam someone nowadays, are these papers the least bit effective from an advertising standpoint anymore?
 
2008-01-28 02:35:14 PM  
Foaming: Can we get rid of the sheaf of random unaddressed paper the mail man is forced to cram in my mailbox every Tuesday?

The post office makes a huge amount of money on bulk mail.
 
2008-01-28 02:35:24 PM  
I am amazed by all the people here that think this is an awesome idea. What happened to all the farkers that want less government? What about governmental creep? Creating a law for every minor nuisance is what leads to the nanny-statism that so many rail against.

Just because you don't like something doesn't mean there should be a law against it.
 
2008-01-28 02:35:27 PM  
My local paper has abided by my requests to stop. We moved this summer, so we had to do it again.

They seem a bit puzzled that I would shun something that's 'FREE!'. "Not even for the coupons?". Last time, they tried to sell some other subscriptions - USA Today, WSJ, etc.

They've either enclosed an explanation with the first delivery or sent one by snail mail. I definitely don't want the trash, but our guys handle it reasonably well.
 
2008-01-28 02:36:15 PM  
Nuno311: There's a security component to this too.

With mounds of paper in your driveway criminals know you are likely out of town.

Either that, or you're a lazy arse that wont clean up the mess and make the street look trashy.


Exactly. I try to be a decent neighbor and put the potentially useful things like a phone book on my neighbor's steps. The other things I throw out.

I make an effort to plan ahead to stop the mail only to find one of these unwelcome things, or some b@stard has left a thing on my mailbox offering to test my water.
 
2008-01-28 02:38:21 PM  
EMCGuy: I am amazed by all the people here that think this is an awesome idea. What happened to all the farkers that want less government? What about governmental creep? Creating a law for every minor nuisance is what leads to the nanny-statism that so many rail against.

Just because you don't like something doesn't mean there should be a law against it.


If we banned spam mail, we WOULD have less government, in the form of a much, MUCH smaller USPS.

/ only half kidding
 
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