The Daily Populous

Saturday March 30th, 2019 evening edition

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A Tennessee woman has been awarded nearly half a million dollars after a furniture company illegally hounded her with hundreds of robocalls, sometimes more than 10 times per day, even after she asked them to no longer contact her, per court records.

Furniture chain Conn’s began contacting Veronica Davis in September of 2015, according to a court filing, about a month after she purchased furniture from its Memphis store that she was to pay off in monthly installments.

Despite this grace period, the company repeatedly spammed Davis between the day her payment was due and the end of the extension using an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS).

According to court records, Davis revoked her consent for the company to contact her in March 2017.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The thing to recognize, Kerney noted, is that the company would not have violated the TCPA if it had used a human representative to manually contact her.

It’s a good thing to keep in mind if you find that you too are being spammed with robocalls calls (and lord knows you probably are). »

How one man turns annoying cold calls into cash

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A man targeted by marketing companies is making money from cold calls with his own higher-rate phone number.

The Leeds businessman told BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme that the line had so far made £300.

Once he had set up the 0871 line, every time a bank, gas or electricity supplier asked him for his details online, he submitted it as his contact number. »

Ocasio-Cortez responds to 'AOC sucks' chant: Trump just wants another woman to 'vilify'

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Ocasio-Cortez's remarks came after the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. Donald (Don) John TrumpOcasio-Cortez responds to 'AOC sucks' chant: Trump just wants another woman to 'vilify' Trump Jr. says NY Times, WaPo should have Pulitzers revoked 'unless they give Pulitzer's for fiction' Trump rally crowd hits Ocasio-Cortez with 'AOC sucks' chant in Michigan MORE, mocked the congresswoman at a rally for his father in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Thursday.

"Think about the fact that every mainstream, leading Democratic contender is taking the advice of a freshman congresswoman who three weeks ago didn’t know the three branches of government," Donald Trump Jr. said.

Trump Jr. was mocking Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, a resolution she introduced earlier this year with Sen. Ed Markey Edward (Ed) John MarkeyOcasio-Cortez responds to 'AOC sucks' chant: Trump just wants another woman to 'vilify' Trump on wind energy: 'I know a lot about wind' Trump rally crowd hits Ocasio-Cortez with 'AOC sucks' chant in Michigan MORE (D-Mass.) »

The share of Americans not having sex has reached a record high

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Experts who study Americans' bedroom habits say there are a number of factors driving the Great American Sex Drought.

The share reporting no sex has consistently hovered around 50 percent, and because that age group is growing relative to everyone else, it has the net effect of reducing the overall population's likelihood of having sex.

(The Washington Post) More than ever, Americans aren't having sex. »

French healthcare system 'should not fund homeopathy'

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French medical and drug experts say homeopathic medicines should no longer be paid for by the country’s health system because there is no evidence they work.

The two academies also recommended stopping degrees in homeopathy from medical faculties.

Afterwards, the homeopathic doctors’ union, Le Syndicat National des Médecins Homéopathe Français, lodged several official complaints disputing the claims. »