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This is just a "keep your eyes open" diary - who is behind the robo calls to KEEP CAPITALISM STRONG ?

I just got a call here in Texas that Caller ID showed was from "Opinion One" and the calling number was 402-982-0729.  Thinking it may be a poll of some sort, I grudgingly answered to voice support for health care reform/public option/cap and trade/the President...whatever.

The recorded male voice simply said - "To hear a message about Capitalism, press 1".  So I did.  The entire message was (paraphrasing): The Unites States of America was founded on the principles of small government and free Capitalism. Keep. Capitalism. Strong in America"  click.

That's it. End of message.  No identification, no one proudly standing behind the message. Nothing.

Rather creepy, actually.

Is anyone else getting these calls?

Since I'm on the Do Not Call list, I reported it to the FCC. Since these are annonymous, and kind of creepy, I suggest we all report them if we get them.

And if anyone is clever enough and has the time and likes a bit of a mystery, it might be a fun project to track down the money behind these calls, if possible.

I was not able to find out anything about "Opinion One" other than that appears to be an outfit by that name out of CA that does surveys, but the call originated from Omaha, Nebraska.

Here's a quick link to
Who called us, where you can see a bit of chatter about these annonymous calls.

And since this isn't really a diary of any length, here is an appropriately themed pootie picture for your enjoyment, along with a link to the FCC reporting page:

FCC complaints page

this cat, talks on the telephone. Pictures, Images and Photos

Originally posted to blue armadillo on Mon Aug 03, 2009 at 09:35 AM PDT.

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