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Topic # 152159 17-Sep-2014 21:44
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#AnnoyingKey: Got annoying fone msg from John Key. We 're responding. U got one? maybe u want to respond too. john.key@national.org.nz

Seems only fair to respond in kind :)   (04)817 6800

 






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  Reply # 1131044 17-Sep-2014 21:48
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Meh. Politicians be politicianing. Hint its an election and you probably gonna be voting for one of them!





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  Reply # 1131045 17-Sep-2014 21:48
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Phone message? What did it say? I've never heard of politicians using phones to get people to vote for them!





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  Reply # 1131048 17-Sep-2014 21:51
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CamH: Phone message? What did it say? I've never heard of politicians using phones to get people to vote for them!


If you followed any pollies on Facebook then you would have seen plenty of photos of their volunteers sitting in makeshift call centers while harassing their poor constituents.

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  Reply # 1131051 17-Sep-2014 21:58
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CamH: Phone message? What did it say? I've never heard of politicians using phones to get people to vote for them!


If you followed any pollies on Facebook then you would have seen plenty of photos of their volunteers sitting in makeshift call centers while harassing their poor constituents.


I've attempted to stay away from all the Facebook banter this year. Read the policies, watched a bit of the moment of truth and ignored the rest!





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  Reply # 1131052 17-Sep-2014 21:58
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How did he get your number?

I want to buy the other half of the toaster....







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  Reply # 1131078 17-Sep-2014 22:20
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Well  it turns out that phone number did me no good - ironically he has no answer phone. so left a message at his electoral office.
For those who are masochistic enough to listen to it I'll add a link -> https://www.cubbyusercontent.com/pl/Voice+007.m4a/_871f8aa373c4489c90761798f66a1dcc
Be warned - white guys cant rap.

The text version is also below for those who are fortunate enough to be deaf and not have to hear recorded messages.
also updated contact methods if you too wish to respond to a recorded message from john.

john.key@national.org.nz
Office in Helensville:  (09) 412 2496
Senior secretary: (04) 817 6800  <- no voice mail service
j.key@ministers.govt.nz


 

Hi John,

 

 

 

My name is Shane and I'm authorising my own message to you. You see when people phone us at home on a phone we pay for in order to allow our friends and family connect with us we find it annoying to pick up the receiver to hear a recording from someone who has never met us, never done anything for us personally and only wants something from us without giving anything in return.

 

So you see John, having had our day interrupted by a machine we are taking time to actually respond to you in person, a courtesy we have never had from any MP, to tell you that you have done yourself no favours at all.

 

 

 

I was aiming to write a rap for you, thought about using Eminem's 'Lose yourself', but figured I had already wasted enough time responding to your discourtesy.

 

 

 

So here is the wind up. Remove us from your automated phone list and tell your friends in National to do the same. If we receive another spam call we will be laying a complaint and I'm sure that's not something you really want. Under the law you can be fined for misuse of the telephone service , and your recording can be construed to fall in that category.

 

 

 

Further more, if you send a robot or recorded message to phone us again please under stand I will charge for my time, because I only have one life to live and I'm not wasting it listening to your robot records. My time is valuable and so understand a recorded message from you will mean you agree to my charge out rate of $250 per hour, plus GST, minimum charge of 1 hours work, per call.

 

 

 

In the words of Eminem:

 

Ive got one life to live,

 

I wont lose that opportunity no,

 

Not letting a politician blow

 

Recordings in my ear no.no no

 

So , go. lose your recorded self. yo.

 

 




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  Reply # 1131168 18-Sep-2014 08:27
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You do realise all the phone harassment laws have exemptions for political parties, right?  I.e. if you did lay a complaint it would be dismissed as political parties are legally allowed to harass people over the phone.

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  Reply # 1131176 18-Sep-2014 08:39
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Hes not laying a complaint, hes requesting payment for his time to listen to their dribble. :)





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  Reply # 1131177 18-Sep-2014 08:39
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nunz: 
Be warned - white guys cant rap.

 In the words of Eminem: Ive got one life to live, I wont lose that opportunity no, Not letting a politician blow Recordings in my ear no.no no So , go. lose your recorded self. yo.  


Um, ok.

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Kyanar: You do realise all the phone harassment laws have exemptions for political parties, right?  I.e. if you did lay a complaint it would be dismissed as political parties are legally allowed to harass people over the phone.


 

Same goes with email. I work for a government entity and we are exempt from the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act.

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  Reply # 1131180 18-Sep-2014 08:46
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I think you have to much time on your hands :-)




When you live your life on Twitter and Facebook, and are only friends with like minded people on Twitter and Facebook, you are not living in the real world. You are living in a narcissistic echo chamber.

 


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  Reply # 1131227 18-Sep-2014 09:44
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Aww, I feel left out, I didn't get a call from the Numpty Party yet, only the MoreHandouts Party.




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  Reply # 1131297 18-Sep-2014 10:59
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Inphinity: Aww, I feel left out, I didn't get a call from the Numpty Party yet, only the MoreHandouts Party.


Managed to avoid any. also not having delivery of mail to house we miss out on 90% of the waste paper generated by elections and supermarkets too.





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  Reply # 1131300 18-Sep-2014 11:07
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Here in the US during city/state/federal elections (of which there are multiple 'health board type' elections running at each level) the politician robocalling would number in the 10+ daily.

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  Reply # 1131391 18-Sep-2014 13:19
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I don't want to see this here and I'm surprised at who started it. It's not a great plan. Obviously Key himself knows about it because he recorded the message. Most people react very badly to phone spam.

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